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Welcome to the growing family of new NISSAN owners. This vehicle is delivered to you with confidence. It was produced using the latest techniques and strict quality control.

This manual was prepared to help you under- stand the operation and maintenance of your vehicle so that you may enjoy many miles of driving pleasure. Please read through this manual before operating your vehicle. A separate Warranty Information Booklet explains details about the warranties cov- ering your vehicle. The NISSAN Service and Maintenance Guide explains details about maintaining and servicing your ve- hicle. Additionally, a separate Customer Care/Lemon Law Booklet (U.S. only) will explain how to resolve any concerns you may have with your vehicle, as well as clarify your rights under your state’s lemon law. Your NISSAN dealer knows your vehicle best. When you require any service or have any questions, we will be glad to assist you with the extensive resources available to us. READ FIRST — THEN DRIVE SAFELY Before driving your vehicle please read your Owner’s Manual carefully. This will ensure familiarity with controls and main-

MODIFICATION OF YOUR VEHICLE This vehicle should not be modified. Modi- fication could affect its performance, safety or durability, and may even violate governmental In addition, damage or performance problems result- ing from modification may not be covered under NISSAN warranties.


WHEN READING THE MANUAL This manual includes information for all options available on this model. There- fore, you may find some information that does not apply to your vehicle. All information, specifications and illustrations in this manual are those in effect at the time of printing. NISSAN reserves the right to change specifications or design at any time without notice.

tenance requirements, assisting you in the safe operation of your vehicle.


IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMA- TION REMINDERS FOR SAFETY! Follow these important driving rules to help ensure a safe and comfortable trip for you and your passengers! 쐌 Never drive under the influence of

alcohol or drugs.

쐌 Always observe posted speed limits and never drive too fast for condi- tions.

쐌 Always use the seat belts. Refer to “Child safety” and “Child restraints” in the “Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system” sec- tion for precautions regarding chil- dren.

쐌 Always provide information about the proper use of vehicle safety features to all occupants of the vehicle.

쐌 Always review this Owner’s Manual

for important safety information.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THIS MANUAL You will see various symbols in this manual. They are used in the following ways:


This is used to indicate the presence of a hazard that could cause death or serious personal injury. To avoid or reduce the risk, the procedures must be followed precisely.


If you see this symbol, it means “Do not do this” or “Do not let this happen”.




Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. In addition, certain fluids contained in ve- hicles and certain products of compo- nent wear contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other repro- ductive harm.

This is used to indicate the presence of a hazard that could cause minor or moder- ate personal injury or damage to your vehicle. To avoid or reduce the risk, the procedures must be followed carefully.

If you see a symbol similar to these in an illustration, it means the arrow points to the front of the vehicle.

Arrows in an illustration that are similar to these indicate movement or action.

Arrows in an illustration that are similar to these call attention to an item in the illustration.



All rights reserved. No part of this Owner’s Manual may be reproduced or stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form, or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

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Welcome To The World Of NISSAN

to the supply of lubricants, parts and accessories.

NISSAN pioneered the use of electronics and computers in automobiles, and has led the industry in improving both performance and fuel efficiency through new engine designs and the use of syn- thetic materials to reduce vehicle weight. The company has also developed ways to build quality into its vehicles at each stage of the production process, both through extensive use of automation and — most importantly — through an awareness that people are the central element in quality control.

From the time the parts arrived from our suppliers until you took delivery of your new NISSAN, dozens of checks were made to ensure that only the best job was being done in producing and delivering your vehicle. NISSAN also takes great care to ensure that when you take your NISSAN to your dealer for maintenance, the service technician will perform his work according to the quality stan- dards that have been established by NISSAN.

Safety has also been built into your NISSAN. As you know, seat belts are an integral part of the safety systems that will help protect you and your passengers in the event of a sudden stop or an accident. We urge you to use the seat belts every time you drive the vehicle.

The NISSAN story of growth and achievement reflects our major goal: to provide you, our cus- tomer, with a vehicle that is built with quality and craftsmanship — a product that we can be proud to build and you can be proud to own.

Your new NISSAN is the result of our dedication to produce the finest in safe, reliable and economical transportation. Your vehicle is the product of a successful worldwide company that manufactures cars and trucks in over 17 countries and distributes them in 170 nations. NISSAN vehicles are designed and manufactured by Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. which was founded in Tokyo, Japan in 1933, and NISSAN affiliates world wide, collectively growing to become the fifth largest automaker in the world. In addition to cars and trucks, NISSAN also makes forklift trucks, marine engines, boats and other diversified prod- ucts. NISSAN has made a substantial and growing investment in North America. NISSAN’s commit- ment is nearly $4 billion dollars in capital invest- ments in facilities across the continent. Some of


the facilities include the Nissan Manufacturing facility in Smyrna, Tennessee, vehicle styling de- sign at Nissan Design America, Inc. in San Diego, California, and engineering at Nissan Technical Center North America in Farmington Hills, Michi- gan. Additionally, NISSAN employs nearly 18,000 people throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. An additional 71,000 people work for the 1,500 NISSAN and INFINITI dealers across North America. NISSAN is also a substantial contributor to the Canadian economy. Nissan Canada Inc., its sup- pliers and over 140 dealers employ approximately 4,500 people. These include company employees and the staffs of NISSAN dealers all across Canada. In addition, many Canadians work for companies that supply NISSAN and NISSAN deal- ers with materials and services ranging from op- eration of port facilities and transportation services

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NISSAN CARES ... Both NISSAN and your NISSAN dealer are dedicated to serving all your automotive needs. Your satisfaction with your vehicle and your NISSAN dealer are our primary concerns. Your NISSAN dealer is always available to assist you with all your automobile sales and service needs.


However, there is something that your NISSAN dealer cannot assist you with or you would like to provide NISSAN directly with comments or questions, please contact the NISSAN Consumer Affairs Department using our toll-free number: For U.S. customers 1-800-NISSAN-1 (1-800-647-7261)

For Canadian customers


The Consumer Affairs Department will ask for the following information: — Your name, address, and telephone


— Vehicle identification number (attached to the top of the instrument panel on the driver’s side)

— Date of purchase — Current odometer reading — Your NISSAN dealer’s name — Your comments or questions OR

You can write to NISSAN with the information on the left at: For U.S. customers

Nissan North America, Inc. Consumer Affairs Department P.O. Box 191 Gardena, California 90248-0191

For Canadian customers

Nissan Canada Inc. 5290 Orbitor Drive Mississauga, Ontario L4W 4Z5

We appreciate your interest in NISSAN and thank you for buying a quality NISSAN vehicle.

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Table of Contents

Illustrated table of contents

Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system

Instruments and controls

Pre-driving checks and adjustments

Heater, air conditioner and audio systems

Starting and driving

In case of emergency

Appearance and care

Maintenance and do-it-yourself

Technical and consumer information


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Exterior front ........................................................................... 0-2 Exterior rear ............................................................................ 0-3 Passenger compartment ...................................................... 0-5 Instrument panel ................................................................... 0-7 Engine compartment check locations ............................. 0-8

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1. Hood (P.3-9) 2. Windshield wiper and washer

— Switch (P.2-22) — Wiper replacement (P.8-20) Interior light (P.2-40)

3. 4. Power windows (P.2-38) 5. Towing hook installation (P.6-12) License plate installation (P.9-13)

6. Headlight, park and turn signal lights

— Switch (P.2-24) — Bulb replacement (P.8-27)

7. Tires

— Wheels and tires (P.8-31, P.9-9) — Flat tire (P.6-2)

8. Outside mirrors (P.3-18) 9. Doors

— Keys (P.3-2) — Door locks (P.3-2) — Keyfob (P.3-4)

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Coupe models 1. Antenna (P.4-26) 2. Rear hatch release switch (P.3-10) 3. Rear window defroster (P.2-23) 4. High-mounted stop light (Bulb) (P.8-28) 5. Rear window wiper and washer


6. License plate lights (Bulb replacement)


7. Rear hatch release (secondary) (P.3-10) 8. Luggage compartment light (P.2-41, P.8-28) 9. Back-up, Turn signal light (Bulb replacement)


10. Side marker, Stop/Tail light (Bulb replace-

ment) (P.8-28)

11. Fuel

— Fuel filler lid (P.3-13) — Fuel recommendation (P.9-3)


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Roadster models 1. Antenna (P.4-26) 2. Trunk lid release switch (P.3-11) 3. Trunk light (P.2-41, P.8-28) 4. High-mounted stop light (Bulb) (P.8-28) 5. Rear window defroster (P.2-23) 6. Soft top (P.3-19) 7. 8. License plate lights (Bulb replacement)

Interior trunk lid release (P.3-12)


9. Back-up, Turn signal light (Bulb replacement)


10. Side marker, Stop/Tail light (Bulb replace-

ment) (P.8-28)

11. Fuel

— Fuel filler lid (P.3-13) — Fuel recommendation (P.9-3)

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Coupe models 1. Coat hook (P.2-37) 2. Seat belts (P.1-10) 3. Seats - Manual seats adjustment (P.1-3) - Power seats adjustment (P.1-4) 4. Tilt

for passenger seat



5. Power window switch (P.2-38) 6. Outside mirror remote control switch



Interior light (P.2-40)

Inside mirror (P.3-16)

7. Extension sun visor (P.3-16) 8. 9. Sunglasses holder (P.2-32) 10. - Automatic anti-glare inside mirror* (P.3-17) - HomeLink universal transceiver* (P.2-42) 11. Rear parcel box (P.2-10) 12. Rear parcel box or Navigation system*1 13. Rear floor box (P.2-35) 14. Power outlet (P.2-31) 15. Console box (P.2-34) 16. Parking brake - Operation (P.5-14) - Parking/Parking on hills (P.5-18) - Checking (P.8-21) 17. Driving with automatic transmission (P.5-9) 18. Driving with manual transmission (P.5-12) *: if so equipped *1: Refer to the separate Navigation System

Owner’s Manual.

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