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When the E-Lock switch is turned ON, the indi-
cator light will flash until the system engages.
However, if all operation conditions listed above
are not met or the system becomes disengaged,
the indicator light will continue to flash.
The Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) system is disabled
and the ABS light illuminates when the E-Lock
system is ON. Also, the Vehicle Dynamic Control
(VDC) system is disabled and the VDC light
illuminates when the E-Lock system is ON.
See “Electronic locking rear differential (E-Lock)
system” in the “Starting and Driving” section for
further explanation and system limitations.
●Never leave the E-Lock system ON
when driving on paved or hard-surfaced
roads. Turning the vehicle may result in
the rear wheels slipping and result in an
accident and personal injury. After us-
ing the E-Lock system to free the ve-
hicle, turn the system OFF. ●
Use the E-Lock system only when free-
ing a stuck vehicle. Try the 4LO position
before using the E-Lock system. Never
use the E-Lock system on a slippery
road surface such as snow or ice sur-
face. Using the E-Lock system when
driving in these road conditions may
cause unexpected movement of the ve-
hicle during engine braking, accelerat-
ing or turning, which may result in an
accident and serious personal injury.
●After using the E-Lock system, turn the
switch OFF to prevent possible damage
to driveline components from extended
● Do not drive over 12 MPH (20 km/h)
when the system is engaged. Doing so
could result in possible damage to the
● Do not turn on the E-lock system while
the tires are spinning. Doing so could
damage drivetrain components.
Pay special attention to your surround-
ings when using the clutch interlock
switch. The vehicle will move forward or
backward according to the gear selected.
The clutch interlock (clutch start) switch allows
for starting the engine without depressing the
clutch pedal. This feature helps you restart the
engine if it stops under difficult conditions. (For
example, the engine stops on a steep hill and a
slight movement forward or backward might be
CLUTCH INTERLOCK (clutch start)
SWITCH (if so equipped)
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To use the clutch interlock switch:1. Set the parking brake.
2. Depress the brake pedal with your right foot.
3. Place your left foot on the brake pedal and release the parking brake.
4. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position.
5. Press and release the clutch interlock switch. The CANCEL light on the switch will
6. Turn the ignition to the START position to start the engine and, at the same time, de-
press the accelerator pedal with your right
foot. As the vehicle begins to move, take
your left foot off the brake. Once the engine
has started, the clutch interlock switch
CANCEL light shuts off. Do not use the
interlock switch to start the engine under
normal driving conditions. The power outlets are for powering electrical
accessories such as cellular telephones.
The power outlet located on the instrument panel
and the power outlet located in the cargo area are
powered directly by the vehicle’s battery.
Open the cap to use a power outlet.
The outlet and plug may be hot during
or immediately after use.
● Only certain power outlets are designed
for use with a cigarette lighter unit. Do
not use any other power outlet for an
accessory lighter. See your NISSAN
dealer for additional information.
● Do not use with accessories that ex-
ceed a 12 volt, 120W (10A) power draw.
Do not use double adapters or more
than one electrical accessory.
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●Use power outlets with the engine run-
ning to avoid discharging the vehicle
● Avoid using power outlets when the air
conditioner, headlights or rear window
defroster is on.
● Before inserting or disconnecting a
plug, be sure the electrical accessory
being used is turned OFF. ●
Push the plug in as far as it will go. If
good contact is not made, the plug may
overheat or the internal temperature
fuse may open.
● When not in use, be sure to close the
cap. Do not allow water or any other
liquids to contact the outlet.STORAGE TRAYS
Do not place sharp objects in the trays to
help prevent injury in an accident or sud-
Top center tray
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Pull up on the lever1to open the console box lid
A/T model (if so equipped)
M/T model (if so equipped)
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To open the top portion of the glove box, push the
Aup and raise the lid.
To open the lower portion of the glove box, pull
Bdown and lower the lid.
Use the master key to lock or unlock the glove
box. The valet key cannot be used to lock or
unlock the glove box.
Keep glove box lid closed while driving to
help prevent injury in an accident or a
SUNGLASSES HOLDER (if so
To open the sunglasses holder, push and release.
● Keep the sunglasses holder closed
while driving to prevent an accident.
●Do not use for anything other than
● Do not leave sunglasses in the sun-
glasses holder while parking in direct
sunlight. The heat may damage the
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MAP POCKETSSEAT POCKETS (if so equipped)
A pocket is located on the back of the driver’s
The front cup holders have adapters that can be
removed to accommodate larger cups.
●Avoid abrupt starting and braking when
the cup holder is being used to prevent
spilling the drink. If the liquid is hot, it
can scald you or your passenger.
● Use only soft cups in the cup holder.
Hard objects can injure you in an
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To open the 2nd row cup holders (rear of the front
console) , lower the lid. To close, raise the lid. If
stepped on, the cup holder is designed to snap
loose from the console. To re-install, close the
cup holder assembly and push it back into the
To fold the 2nd row bench seat back, first close
the cup holder.CAUTION
●Do not use bottle holder for any other
objects that could be thrown about in
the vehicle and possibly injure people
during sudden braking or an accident.
● Do not use bottle holder for open liquid
2nd row (rear of front console)
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CARGO AREA STORAGE
To access the floor storage area, push down1
to raise the handle, then pull up on the handle2
to lift the luggage board.
Do not drive with the luggage board teth-
ered to a ceiling hook. In a sudden stop or
collision, the luggage board could come
loose and cause personal injury.
The luggage hooks can be used to secure cargo
with ropes or other types of straps.
●Properly secure all cargo with ropes or
straps to help prevent it from sliding or
shifting. Do not place cargo higher than
the seatbacks. In a sudden stop or col-
lision, unsecured cargo could cause
● Use suitable ropes and hooks to secure
Never allow anyone to ride in the lug-
gage area. It is extremely dangerous to
ride in a cargo area inside of a vehicle.
In a collision, people riding in these
areas are more likely to be seriously
injured or killed.
● Do not allow people to ride in any area
of your vehicle that is not equipped with
seats and seat belts.
● The child restraint top tether strap may
be damaged by contact with items in
the cargo area. Secure any items in the
cargo area. Your child could be seri-
ously injured or killed in a collision if
the top tether strap is damaged.
● Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a
seat and using a seat belt properly.
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Do not apply a load of more than 110 lb (490 N)
to a single hook.
Do not apply a load of more than 110 lb (490 N)
to a single hook.
Hooks (if so equipped)
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●Properly secure all cargo to help pre-
vent it from sliding or shifting. Do not
place cargo higher than the seatbacks.
In a sudden stop or collision, unsecured
cargo could cause personal injury.
● Be sure to secure all four hooks into the
retainers. The cargo restrained in the
net must not exceed 30 lbs. (13.6 kg) or
the net may not stay secured. The cargo nets help keep packages in the cargo
area from moving around while the vehicle is in
To install the large cargo net (if so equipped) ,
attach the hooks to the retainers.
To remove the large cargo net, detach the hooks
from the cargo net retainers.
The right-hand luggage side net is not removable.
The cargo restrained in the luggage
side nets must not exceed 8.5 lb (3.9 kg)
for each net or the net may not stay
● Do not place sharp objects in the lug-
gage side nets. Such objects may be-
come dangerous projectiles and cause
injury when the vehicle is moving or if
the vehicle is involved in a collision.
Cargo net (if so equipped)
Right-hand luggage side net
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