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1. Press thebutton on the Intelligent
2. The hazard warning lights flash once.
3. Press the
button again within 1 min-
ute to unlock all doors and the rear hatch.
All doors and the rear hatch will be locked auto-
matically unless one of the following operations is
performed within 1 minute after pressing
● Opening any doors or the rear hatch. ●
Engaging the ignition switch from the lock
● Inserting the mechanical key into the ignition
The interior light illuminates for a period of time
when a door is unlocked and the room light
switch is in the DOOR position.
The light can be turned off without waiting by
performing one of the following operations. ● Placing the ignition switch in the ON posi-
● Locking the doors with the remote controller.
● Switching the room light switch in the OFF
Using the panic alarm
If you are near your vehicle and feel threatened,
you may activate the panic alarm to call attention
by pressing and holding the
button on the
Intelligent Key for longer than 0.5 seconds.
The panic alarm and headlights will stay on for a
period of time.
The panic alarm stops when: ● It has run for a period of time, or
● Any button is pressed on the Intelligent Key.
● Pushing the request switch on the driver or
passenger door with the Intelligent Key in
range of the door handle.
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Silencing the horn beep feature
If desired, the horn beep feature can be deacti-
vated using the Intelligent Key.
To deactivate:Press and hold the
andbuttonsfor at least 2 seconds.
The hazard warning lights will flash 3 times to
confirm that the horn beep feature has been
To activate: Press and hold the
andbuttonsfor at least 2 seconds
once more. The hazard warning lights will flash once and the
horn will sound once to confirm that the horn
beep feature has been reactivated.
Deactivating the horn beep feature does not si-
lence the horn if the alarm is triggered.
1Intelligent Key lock warning light (M/T
models) or P position selecting warning
light (CVT or A/T models)
2Intelligent Key system warning light
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WARNING LIGHTS AND AUDIBLE
The Intelligent Key system is equipped with a
function that is designed to minimize improper
operations and to help prevent the vehicle from
being stolen. The warning buzzer sounds and the
warning light illuminates when improper opera-
tions are detected.
When the buzzer sounds and the warning
light illuminates, be sure to check both
the vehicle and the Intelligent Key.
To help prevent the vehicle from moving unex-
pectedly by erroneous operation of the Intelligent
Key or to help prevent the vehicle from being
stolen, a chime or buzzer sounds from inside and
outside the vehicle and a warning light comes on
in the instrument panel.
When a chime or beep sounds or the warning
light comes on, be sure to check the vehicle and
the Intelligent Key.
Audible reminder and warning when
locking the doors
When the chime or buzzer sounds from inside
and outside the vehicle, check for the following:● The ignition switch is placed in the LOCK
● The Intelligent Key is not left inside the ve-
● The shift selector is in the P (Park) position.
Audible reminder and warning when
the engine stops
When the P (Park) position selecting warning
) (CVT or A/T models) in the instru-
ment panel blinks in red:
● Make sure the shift selector is in the P (Park)
When the chime sounds intermittently: ● Make sure the shift selector is in the P (Park)
position and the ignition switch is placed in
the LOCK position. If the chime sounds continuously when the driv-
er’s door is opened, check the following:
● The shift selector is in the P (Park) position
and the ignition switch is placed in the
● The mechanical key is not inserted into the
● The warning chime may stop when one of
the following is performed:
– Returning the ignition switch to the LOCK position.
– Removing the mechanical key.
– Closing the doors.
When the Intelligent Key lock warning light
) (M/T models) in the instrument panel
● Make sure the shift selector is in gear.
● Make sure the ignition switch is in the LOCK
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Alarm and warning when the engine
When the Intelligent Key system warning light
) blinks red and the outside buzzer sounds,
make sure the Intelligent Key is inside the vehicle.
Warning for low battery power
When the Intelligent Key battery is low, the Intel-
ligent Key system warning light (
) will blink
green for about 30 seconds after the ignition
switch is placed in the ON position. This warning
is to let you know that the battery of the Intelligent
Key will run down soon. Replace it with a new
one. Refer to “Battery replacement” in the “Main-
tenance and do-it-yourself” section.
NISSAN recommends replacing the battery at a
Preventing the Intelligent Key from
being left in the vehicle
If you lock all doors using the power door lock
switch with the Intelligent Key in the vehicle, all of
the doors unlock immediately and the buzzer will
warn you when the door is closed.
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When pushing the door handle request
switch The front door beep sounds for approxi-
mately 2 seconds.
The doors cannot be locked.Take out the Intelligent Key from the vehicle
and push the door handle request switch.
When closing the doors The front door beep sounds for approxi-
mately 10 seconds.
The ignition switch is not in the LOCK
position.Place the ignition switch to LOCK.
The key warning light in the instrument
panel blinks in red and the front door warn-
ing beep sounds for approximately 3
seconds. The Intelligent Key is not in the vehicle. Be sure to carry the Intelligent Key with you.
The front door beep sounds for approxi-
mately 3 seconds and all doors unlock. The Intelligent Key is left in the vehicle. Take out the Intelligent Key from the vehicle
and close the door.
When opening the driver’s door A warning chime sounds continuously. The ignition switch is not in the LOCK
position, or the mechanical key is inserted
into the ignition knob.Turn the ignition knob to LOCK.
Remove the mechanical key from the igni-
When stopping the engine The P position warning light in the instru-
ment panel blinks in red. The shift selector is not in the P (Park)
position.Make sure that the shift selector is in the P
(Park) position and place the ignition switch
When turning the ignition knob The warning chime sounds The ignition switch is not in the LOCK
position. Place the ignition switch in the LOCK
When starting the engine The key warning light in the instrument
panel blinks in green. The battery charge is low.
Replace the battery with a new one. See
“Battery replacement” in the “Maintenance
and do-it-yourself” section.
When turning the ignition switch A warning chime sounds continuously. The ignition switch is not turned to the
LOCK position.Place the ignition switch in the LOCK
A warning chime sounds continuously and
the Intelligent Key lock warning light blinks.
When pushing the ignition switch The Intelligent Key system warning light in
the instrument panel illuminates red. The Intelligent Key is not in the vehicle. If the Intelligent Key system warning light
illuminates red even while you are carrying
the Intelligent Key, the battery is completely
discharged. Replace the battery with a new
one. See “Battery replacement” in the
“Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section.
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1. Pull the hood lock release handle1located
below the instrument panel until the hood
springs up slightly.
2. Locate the lever
2in between the hood and
grille and push the lever sideways with your
3. Raise the hood
4. Remove the support rod
4and insert it into
5. Hold the coated parts
Awhen removing or
resetting the support rod. Avoid direct con-
tact with the metal parts, as they may be
hot immediately after the engine has been
When closing the hood, return the support rod to
its original position, lower the hood to approxi-
mately 12 inches (30 cm) above the latch and
release it. This allows proper engagement of the
● Make sure the hood is completely
closed and latched before driving. Fail-
ure to do so could cause the hood to fly
open and result in an accident.
● If you see steam or smoke coming from
the engine compartment, to avoid injury
do not open the hood.
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The rear hatch must be closed securely
before driving. An open rear hatch could
allow dangerous exhaust gases to be
drawn inside the vehicle. See “Exhaust
gas” in the “Starting and driving” section
of this manual.
OPENING THE REAR HATCH
To open the rear hatch, unlock it with one of the
following operations, then push the opener
● Push the power door lock switch to the
● Unlock all doors using the key.
● Press the
button on the keyfob (if
equipped) twice. See “Remote keyless entry
system” earlier in this section. ●
Push the rear hatch request switch or door
handle request switch (if equipped) twice.
See “NISSAN Intelligent Key™” earlier in this
● Press the
button on the Intelligent Key
(if equipped) twice. See “NISSAN Intelligent
Key™” earlier in this section.
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REAR HATCH RELEASE
The rear hatch release mechanism allows the rear
hatch to be opened in the event of a discharged
To release the rear hatch from the inside of the
vehicle, perform the following operations:1. Fold the rear seats down. See “Folding rear seat” in the “Safety — seats, seat belts and
supplemental restraint system” section of
this manual. 2. Put a hand or a suitable tool in the underside
of the rear hatch to access the release lever
A. Move the release lever to the right. The
rear hatch will be unlatched.
3. Push the rear hatch up to open.
If you had to open the rear hatch using this
lever, have your vehicle checked by a
NISSAN dealer as soon as possible.
The fuel-filler lid release is located below the
instrument panel. To open the fuel-filler lid, pull
the release. To lock, close the fuel-filler lid se-
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●Gasoline is extremely flammable and
highly explosive under certain condi-
tions. You could be burned or seriously
injured if it is misused or mishandled.
Always stop the engine and do not
smoke or allow open flames or sparks
near the vehicle when refueling.
● Do not attempt to top off the fuel tank
after the fuel pump nozzle shuts off
automatically. Continued refueling may
cause fuel overflow, resulting in fuel
spray and possibly a fire.
● Use only an original equipment type
fuel-filler cap as a replacement. It has a
built-in safety valve needed for proper
operation of the fuel system and emis-
sion control system. An incorrect cap
can result in a serious malfunction and
possible injury. It could also cause
Malfunction Indicator Light
(MIL) to come on.
● Never pour fuel into the throttle body to
attempt to start your vehicle. ●
Do not fill a portable fuel container in the
vehicle or trailer. Static electricity can
cause an explosion of flammable liquid,
vapor or gas in any vehicle or trailer. To
reduce the risk of serious injury or death
when filling portable fuel containers:
– Always place the container on the ground when filling.
– Do not use electronic devices when filling.
Keep the pump nozzle in contact with
the container while you are filling it.
– Use only approved portable fuel con- tainers for flammable liquid.
●Failure to tighten the fuel-filler cap prop-
erly may cause the
Indicator Light (MIL) to illuminate. If
light illuminates because
the fuel-filler cap is loose or missing,
tighten or install the cap and continue to
drive the vehicle. The
should turn off after a few driving trips. If
light does not turn off after a
few driving trips, have the vehicle in-
spected by a NISSAN dealer.
● The LOOSE FUEL CAP warning mes-
sage will display if the fuel-filler cap is
not properly tightened. It may take a
few driving trips for the message to be
displayed. Failure to tighten the fuel-
filler cap properly after the LOOSE
FUEL CAP warning message is dis-
played may cause the
tion Indicator Light (MIL) to illuminate.
● For additional information, see the
“Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)” in
the “Instruments and Controls” section
in this manual.
● If fuel is spilled on the vehicle body,
flush it away with water to avoid paint
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To remove the fuel-filler cap:1. Turn the fuel-filler cap counterclockwise to remove.
2. Put the fuel-filler cap on the cap holder
To install the fuel-filler cap: 1. Insert the fuel-filler cap straight into the fuel- filler tube.
2. Turn the fuel-filler cap clockwise until a single click is heard.
Loose Fuel Cap warning message
The LOOSE FUEL CAP warning message dis-
plays in the odometer when the fuel-filler cap is
not tightened correctly after the vehicle has been
refueled. It may take a few driving trips for the
message to be displayed. To turn off the warning
message, perform the following:
1. Remove and install the fuel-filler cap as pre- viously described as soon as possible.
2. Tighten the fuel-filler cap until it clicks. 3. Push the loose fuel cap warning reset button
Ain the meter for about 1 second to turn off
the LOOSE FUEL CAP warning message
after tightening the fuel-filler cap.
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