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2010 ALTIMA

OWNER'S MANUAL

For your safety, read carefully and keep in this vehicle.

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MODIFICATION OF YOUR VEHICLE This vehicle should not be modified. Modification its performance, safety or durability, and may governmental regulations. In addition, damage or per- formance problems resulting from modi- fications may not be covered under NISSAN warranties.

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FOREWORD

READ FIRST—THEN DRIVE SAFELY

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 (kilome- ters) 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 dealership knows your vehicle best. When you require any service or have any questions, they will be glad to assist you with the extensive resources available to them.

Before driving your vehicle, please read this Owner’s Manual carefully. This will ensure famil- iarity with controls and maintenance require- ments, assisting you in the safe operation of your vehicle.

WARNING

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION RE- MINDERS FOR SAFETY! Follow these important driving rules to help ensure a safe and comfortable trip for you and your passengers! ● NEVER drive under the influence of al-

cohol or drugs.

● ALWAYS observe posted speed limits and never drive too fast for conditions. ● ALWAYS give your full attention to driving and avoid using vehicle features or taking other actions that could distract you.

● ALWAYS use your seat belts and appro- priate child restraint systems. Preteen children should be seated in the rear seat. ● ALWAYS provide information about the proper use of vehicle safety features to all occupants of the vehicle.

● ALWAYS review this Owner’s Manual

for important safety information.

WHEN READING THE MANUAL

This manual includes information for all options available on this model. Therefore, 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 without notice and with- out obligation. IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THIS MANUAL You will see various symbols in this manual. They are used in the following ways:

WARNING

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.

CAUTION

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

APD1005 If you see this symbol, it means “Do not do this” or “Do not let this happen.”

If you see a symbol similar to these in an illustra- tion, 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.

CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING

WARNING

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 de- fects or other reproductive harm. In addi- tion, certain fluids contained in vehicles and certain products of component wear contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

CALIFORNIA PERCHLORATE ADVISORY Some vehicle parts, such as lithium batter- ies, may contain perchlorate material. The following advisory is provided: “Perchlorate Material – special handling may apply, See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate.”

BLUETOOTH威 is a trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., U.S.A. and licensed to Visteon and Clarion.

XM Radio威 requires subscription, sold separately after first 90 days. Not available in Alaska, Hawaii or Guam. For more information, visit www.xmradio.com.

© 2009 NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC.

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 North America, Inc.

NISSAN CUSTOMER CARE PROGRAM

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, if 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 Con- sumer Affairs Department using our toll-free number: For U.S. customers 1-800-NISSAN-1 (1-800-647-7261)

The Consumer Affairs Department will ask for the following information: – Your name, address, and telephone number – Vehicle identification number (attached to the top of the instrument panel on the driver’s side)

Nissan North America, Inc. Consumer Affairs Department P.O. Box 685003 Franklin, TN 37068-5003

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

For Canadian customers

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

For Canadian customers

1-800-387-0122

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

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

Table of Contents

Illustrated table of contents

Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system

Instruments and controls

Pre-driving checks and adjustments

Monitor, climate, audio, phone and voice recognition systems

Starting and driving

In case of emergency

Appearance and care

Maintenance and do-it-yourself

Technical and consumer information

Index

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0 Illustrated table of contents

Air bags, seat belts and child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 Exterior front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-3 Exterior rear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-5 Passenger compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-7

Instrument panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-8 Engine compartment check locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-10 Warning/indicator lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-12

AIR BAGS, SEAT BELTS AND CHILD RESTRAINTS

Top tether strap anchor (P. 1-28)

1. 2. Rear seat belts (P. 1-15) 3. Roof-mounted curtain side-impact

4.

supplemental air bag (P. 1-42) Front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bag (P. 1-42)

5. Head Restraints (P. 1-11 ) 6. Front seat belts (P. 1-15) 7. Supplemental front-impact air bags

(P. 1-42)

8. Seats (P. 1-2) 9. Occupant classification sensor

(pattern sensor) (P. 1-50)

10. Seat belt with pretensioner (P. 1-55) 11. LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for

CHildren) system (P. 1-26)

See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details.

0-2 Illustrated table of contents

WII0100

EXTERIOR FRONT

Power windows (P. 2-42)

Coupe 1. 2. Windshield (P. 8-20) 3. Windshield wiper and washer switch

4. 5. 6.

(P. 2-26) Engine hood (P. 3-23) Tie down (P. 6-14) Fog light switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-32)

7. Headlight and turn signal switch

(P. 2-28) Replacing bulbs (P. 8-27) Tire pressure (P. 8-34)

8. 9. 10. Flat tire (P. 6-2) 11. Tire chains (P. 8-42) 12. Mirrors (P. 3-28) 13. Door locks, NISSAN Intelligent Key ™ ,

keys (P. 3-4, 3-6, 3-2)

LII0114

Illustrated table of contents 0-3

Power windows (P. 2-42)

Sedan 1. 2. Windshield (P. 8-20) 3. Windshield wiper and washer switch

4. 5. 6.

(P. 2-26) Engine hood (P. 3-23) Tie down (P. 6-14) Fog light switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-32)

7. Headlight and turn signal switch

(P. 2-28) Replacing bulbs (P. 8-27) Tire pressure (P. 8-34)

8. 9. 10. Flat tire (P. 6-2) 11. Tire chains (P. 8-42) 12. Mirrors (P. 3-28) 13. Door locks, NISSAN Intelligent Key ™ ,

keys (P. 3-4, 3-6, 3-2)

See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details.

0-4 Illustrated table of contents

LII0094

EXTERIOR REAR

Coupe 1.

Rear window and outside mirror (if so equipped) defroster switch (P. 2-27) Interior trunk lid release (P. 3-24) Trunk lid (P. 3-23) Vehicle loading (P. 9-14)

2. 3. 4. 5. Opener operation (P. 3-23) 6. 7.

Replacing bulbs (P. 8-27) Fuel-filler cap, fuel recommendation (P. 3-25, P. 9-3) Fuel-filler door (P. 3-25)

8.

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Sedan 1.

Rear window and outside mirror (if so equipped) defroster switch (P. 2-27) Interior trunk lid release (P. 3-24) Trunk lid (P. 3-23) Vehicle loading (P. 9-14)

2. 3. 4. 5. Opener operation (P. 3-23) 6. 7.

Replacing bulbs (P. 8-27) Fuel-filler cap, fuel recommendation (P. 3-25, P. 9-3) Fuel-filler door (P. 3-25)

8. 9. Child safety rear door lock (P. 3-6)

0-6 Illustrated table of contents

LII0095

PASSENGER COMPARTMENT

Interior trunk access (P. 1-9)

1. 2. Moonroof (if so equipped) (P. 2-44) 3. 4. 5. HomeLink姞 universal transceiver

Sun visors (P. 3-27) Interior lights, illuminated entry (P. 2-46)

6.

(if so equipped) (P. 2-49) Automatic anti-glare rearview mirror (if so equipped) (P. 3-28)

Front cup holders (P. 2-38) Front console (P. 2-39)

7. Glove box (P. 2-39) 8. 9. 10. Front seat (P. 1-2) 11. Rear seat (P. 1-9) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details.

WII0126

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