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2011 XTE R RA


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



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.


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. Pre-teen 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.

For descriptions specified for four-wheel drive mark is placed at the begin- models, a ning of the applicable sections/items. As with other vehicles with features for off-road use, failure to operate four-wheel drive models correctly may result in loss of control or an accident. Be sure to read “Driving safety precautions” in the “Start- ing and driving” section of this manual.

ON-PAVEMENT AND OFF-ROAD DRIVING This vehicle will handle and maneuver differently from an ordinary passenger car because it has a higher center of gravity for off-road use. As with other vehicles with features of this type, fail- ure to operate this vehicle correctly may result in loss of control or an accident. Be sure to read “On-pavement and off- road driving precautions”, and “Avoid- ing collision and rollover”, and “Driving safety precautions”, in the “Starting and driving” section of this manual.



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.




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:


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.


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.



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”

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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 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)

– 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

The Consumer Affairs Department will ask for the following information:

– Your name, address, and telephone number

For Canadian customers

– Date of purchase

For Canadian customers


– Current odometer reading

– Your NISSAN dealer’s name

– Your comments or questions


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

or via e-mail at: For U.S. customers

[email protected]

For Canadian customers

[email protected]

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

Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems

Starting and driving

In case of emergency

Appearance and care

Maintenance and do-it-yourself

Technical and consumer information













0 Illustrated table of contents

Air bags, seat belts and child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 Exterior front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-3 Exterior rear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-4 Passenger compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-5

Instrument panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-6 Engine compartment check locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-8 Warning/indicator lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-9


1. 2.

2nd row seat belts (P. 1-12) Roof-mounted curtain side-impact and rollover supplemental air bag (P. 1-43) Front seat belts (P. 1-12)

3. 4. Head restraints (P. 1-4) 5.

Supplemental front-impact air bags (P. 1-43) Seats (P. 1-2)

6. 7. Occupant classification sensor

8. 9.

(pressure sensor) (P. 1-50) Seat belt with pretensioner (P. 1-56) Front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bag (P. 1-55)

10. LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for

CHildren) (P. 1-27)

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

0-2 Illustrated table of contents



Engine hood (P. 3-9)

1. 2. Windshield wiper and washer switch

(P. 2-25)

3. Windshield (P. 8-19) 4. 5.

Power windows (P. 2-47) Door locks, keyfob, keys (P. 3-3, 3-5, 3-2) 6. Mirrors (P. 3-13) 7. 8. 9. 10. Replacing bulbs (P. 8-27) 11. Headlight and turn signal switch

Tire pressure (P. 8-32) Flat tire (P. 6-2) Tire chains (P. 5-38)

(P. 2-27)

12. Fog light switch (if so equipped)

(P. 2-30)

13. Tow hooks (if so equipped) (P. 6-13) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details.


Illustrated table of contents 0-3


1. 2. 3.

Roof rack (P. 2-44) Vehicle loading (P. 9-13) Rear window and outside mirror (if so equipped) defroster switch (P. 2-27) Rear window washer (P. 2-26) Lift gate (P. 3-9) Spare tire (P. 6-2) Replacing bulbs (P. 8-27) Fuel-filler door (P. 3-10)

4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Child safety rear door lock (P. 3-5) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details.

0-4 Illustrated table of contents



1. Map lights (P. 2-50) Sun visors (P. 3-12) 2. 3. Inside mirror (P. 3-13) 4. Glove box (P. 2-38) 5. Console box (P. 2-37) 6. 7. 8. See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details.

Front seats (P. 1-2) Rear seats (P. 1-9) Storage (P. 2-36)


Illustrated table of contents 0-5


0-6 Illustrated table of contents


1. 2.



Vents (P. 4-2) Headlight/fog light (if so equipped)/turn signal switch (P. 2-27) Steering wheel switch for audio control (if so equipped)/Bluetooth姞 Hands- Free Phone System (if so equipped) (P. 4-36, P. 4-38) Driver supplemental air bag/horn (P. 1-43, P. 2-31)

5. Meters, gauges and warning/indicator


lights (P. 2-3, 2-13) Cruise control main/set switches (P. 5-20)

7. Windshield wiper/washer switch and