NISSAN XTERRA 2011 N50 / 2.G Owners Manual
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LOCKING WITH POWER DOOR
To lock all the doors without a key, push the door
lock switch (driver or front passenger side) , to the
1, then close the door. When
locking the door this way, be certain not to leave
the key inside the vehicle.
To unlock all the doors without a key, push the
door lock switch (driver or front passenger side)
to the unlock position
2. When the power door lock switch (driver or pas-
senger side) is moved to the lock position with
the key in the ignition and any door open, all doors
will lock and then unlock automatically.
When the power door lock switch (driver’s or
front passenger’s side) is moved to the lock
position with the key in the ignition switch and any
door open, all doors will lock and then unlock
automatically. This helps to prevent the keys from
being accidently locked inside the vehicle.
AUTOMATIC DOOR LOCKS
All doors lock automatically when the vehicle
speed reaches 15 MPH (24 km/h) .
● All doors unlock automatically when the key
is removed from the ignition switch.
The automatic unlock function can be de-
activated or activated. To deactivate or acti-
vate the automatic door unlock system, perform
the following procedure:
1. Close all doors.
2. Place the ignition switch in the ON position.
3. Within 20 seconds of performing Step 2, push and hold the power door lock switch to
position (UNLOCK) for more than
5 seconds. 4. When activated, the hazard indicator will
flash twice. When deactivated, the hazard
indicator will flash once.
5. The ignition switch must be placed in the OFF and ON position again between each
When the automatic door unlock system is deac-
tivated, the doors do not unlock when the key is
removed from the ignition switch. To unlock the
door manually, use the inside lock knob or the
power door lock switch (driver’s or front passen-
ger’s side) .
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CHILD SAFETY REAR DOOR LOCK
Child safety locks help prevent the rear doors
from being opened accidentally, especially when
small children are in the vehicle.
The child safety lock levers are located on the
edge of the rear doors.
When the lever is in the LOCK position, the
door can be opened only from the outside.
The remote keyless entry keyfob trans-
mits radio waves when the buttons are
pushed. The FAA advises radio waves may
affect aircraft navigation and communica-
tion systems. Do not operate the remote
keyless entry keyfob while on an airplane.
Make sure the buttons are not operated
unintentionally when the unit is stored for
It is possible to lock/unlock all doors, turn the
interior light on, and activate the panic alarm by
using the keyfob from outside the vehicle.
Be sure to remove the key from the vehicle
before locking the doors.
The keyfob can operate at a distance of approxi-
mately 33 ft (10 m) from the vehicle. The effective
distance depends upon the conditions around
As many as 5 keyfobs can be used with one
vehicle. For information concerning the purchase
and use of additional keyfobs, contact a NISSAN
dealer. The keyfob will not function when:
● the battery is discharged
● the distance between the vehicle and the
keyfob is over 33 ft (10 m)
The panic alarm will not activate when the
key is in the ignition switch.
Listed below are conditions or occur-
rences which will damage the keyfob:
● Do not allow the keyfob, which contains
electrical components, to come into
contact with water or salt water. This
could affect the system function.
● Do not drop the keyfob.
● Do not strike the keyfob sharply against
● Do not change or modify the keyfob.
● Wetting may damage the keyfob. If the
keyfob gets wet, immediately wipe until
it is completely dry.
● Do not place the keyfob for an extended
period in an area where temperatures
exceed 140°F (60°C) .
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM
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●Do not attach the keyfob with a key
holder that contains a magnet.
● Do not place the keyfob near equip-
ment that produces a magnetic field,
such as a TV, audio equipment and per-
If a keyfob is lost or stolen, NISSAN rec-
ommends erasing the ID code of that key-
fob. This will prevent the keyfob from un-
authorized use to unlock the vehicle. For
information regarding the erasing proce-
dure, please contact a NISSAN dealer.
HOW TO USE REMOTE KEYLESS
1. Close all windows.
2. Remove the key from the ignition switch.
3. Close the hood and all doors.
4. Press the
button on the keyfob. All
the doors lock. The hazard warning lights
flash twice and the horn beeps once to
indicate all doors are locked. ●
button is pressed with
all doors locked, the hazard warning lights
flash twice and the horn beeps once as a
reminder that the doors are already
● If a door is open and you press
button, the doors will lock
but the horn will not beep and the hazard
lights will not flash.
The horn may or may not beep. Refer to “Silenc-
ing the horn beep feature” in this section for
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Press thebutton on the keyfob once.
● Only the driver’s door unlocks.
● The hazard warning lights flash once if all
doors are completely closed with the ignition
switch in any position except the ON posi-
● The interior lights illuminate for 30 seconds
when the interior light switch is in the normal
operation position. Press the
button on the keyfob again
within 5 seconds.
● All doors unlock.
● The hazard warning lights flash once if all
doors are completely closed.
The interior lights can be turned off without wait-
ing 30 seconds by inserting the key into the
ignition switch and placing the ignition switch in
the ON or START position, locking the doors with
the keyfob or pushing the interior light switch to
the OFF position.
When thebutton on the keyfob is pressed,
all doors will lock automatically within 1 minute
unless one of the following operations is per-
● Any door is opened.
● A key is inserted into the ignition switch and
the switch is cycled from OFF to ON.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
keyfob for longer than 0.5 seconds.
The panic alarm and headlights will stay on for 25
The panic alarm stops when: ● it has run for 25 seconds, or
● any button is pressed on the keyfob.
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Using the interior lights
Press thebutton on the keyfob once to
turn on the interior lights.
For additional information, refer to “Interior lights”
in the “Instruments and controls” section in this
Silencing the horn beep feature
If desired, the horn beep feature can be deacti-
vated using the keyfob.
To deactivate: Press and hold the
andbuttonsfor at least 2 seconds.
The hazard warning lights will flash three 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.
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1Pull the hood lock release handle located
below the driver’s side instrument panel. The
hood will spring up slightly.
2Push the lever at the front of the hood to the
side as illustrated with your fingertips and
raise the hood.
3Insert the support rod into the slot on the
underside of the hood.
When closing the hood, return the hood rod to its
original position. Lower the hood approximately
12 inch (30 cm) above the latch and release it.
This allows proper engagement of the hood latch.
● 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.
●Always be sure the lift gate has been
closed securely to prevent it from open-
ing while driving.
● Do not drive with the lift gate open. This
could allow dangerous exhaust gases
to be drawn into the vehicle. See “Ex-
haust gas” in the “Starting and driving”
section of this manual.
● Make sure that all passengers have
their hands, etc., inside the vehicle be-
fore closing the lift gate.
HOOD LIFT GATE
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The power door lock system allows you to lock or
unlock all doors including the lift gate simultane-
To open the lift gate, pull up on the handle.
To close, lower and push the lift gate down se-
curely.OPENING THE FUEL-FILLER LID
Pull the lid to open.
●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
– Always place the container on the ground when filling.
– Do not use electronic devices when filling.LPD0322LPD0460
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– Keep the pump nozzle in contactwith the container while you are fill-
– Use only approved portable fuel con- tainers for flammable liquid.
●The LOOSE FUEL CAP warning mes-
sage will be displayed if the fuel-filler
cap is not properly tightened. Failure to
tighten the fuel-filler cap properly after
the LOOSE FUEL CAP warning message
is displayed may cause the
function Indicator Light (MIL) to
Failure to tighten the fuel-filler cap
properly may cause the
function Indicator Light (MIL) to illumi-
nate. If the
light illuminates be-
cause the fuel-filler cap is loose or
missing, tighten or install the cap and
continue to drive the vehicle.
light should turn off after a
few driving trips. If the
does not turn off after a few driving
trips, have the vehicle inspected by a
● 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
damage. 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 it clicks. The fuel-filler cap is a ratcheting type.
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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. To turn off the warning message, do 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. Press the loose fuel cap warning reset but- ton
Ain the meter for about 1 second to
turn off the LOOSE FUEL CAP warning
message after tightening the fuel-filler cap.
Do not adjust the steering wheel while
driving. You could lose control of your
vehicle and cause an accident.
Pull the lock lever forward and hold it to adjust the
steering wheel up or down to the desired posi-
Release the lock lever to lock the steering wheel
1To block glare from the front, swing down the
main sun visor.
2To block glare from the side, remove the
main sun visor from the center mount and
swing the visor to the side.
STEERING WHEEL SUN VISORS
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3Slide the extension sun visor (if so equipped)
in or out as needed.
●Do not store the sun visor before return-
ing the extension to its original
● Do not pull the extension sun visor
VANITY MIRRORS (if so equipped)
To access the vanity mirror, pull the sun visor
down and flip open the mirror cover. Some vanity
mirrors are illuminated and turn on when the
mirror cover is open.
REARVIEW MIRROR (if so equipped)
The night position1reduces glare from the
headlights of vehicles behind you at night.
Use the day position
2when driving in daylight
Use the night position only when neces-
sary, because it reduces rear view clarity.
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