2010 Infiniti M35/M45 Owner's Manual

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2010 Infiniti M35/M45 Owner's Manual
2010 Infiniti M
35/M
45
Your INFINITI represents a new way of thinking
about vehicle design. It integrates advanced
engineering and superior craftsmanship with a
simple, refined aesthetic sensitivity associated
with traditional Japanese culture.
The result is a different notion of luxury and
beauty. The car itself is important, but so is the
sense of harmony that the vehicle evokes in its
driver, and the sense of satisfaction you feel
with the INFINITI — from the way it looks and
drives to the high level of retailer service.
To ensure that you enjoy your INFINITI to the
fullest, we encourage you to read this Owner’s
Manual immediately. It explains all of the features, controls and performance characteristics
of your INFINITI; it also provides important
instructions and safety information.
A separate Warranty Information Booklet is included in your Owner’s literature portfolio. The
INFINITI Service and Maintenance Guide explains details about maintaining and servicing
your vehicle. Always carry it with you when you
take your vehicle to an INFINITI retailer. The Warranty Information Booklet contents provide
complete information about all warranties covering this vehicle, the requirements to keep the
warranties in effect as well as the INFINITI Roadside Assistance program.
Additionally, a separate Customer Care and
Lemon Law Information Booklet 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.
READ FIRST — THEN DRIVE SAFELY
Before driving your vehicle, read your Owner’s
Manual carefully. This will ensure familiarity
with controls and maintenance requirements,
assisting you in the safe operation of your
vehicle.
WARNING
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION REMINDERS
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 alcohol 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 appropriate
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.
FOREWORD
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MODIFICATION OF YOUR VEHICLE
This vehicle should not be modified. Modification could affect its performance, safety or durability, and may even violate governmental regulations. In addition, damage or performance
problems resulting from modification will not be
covered under the INFINITI warranties.
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. INFINITI reserves the right to change
specifications or design at any time without
notice.
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 moderate personal injury or damage to your vehicle. To avoid
or reduce the risk, the procedures must be followed carefully.
If you see the symbol above, it means “Do not
do this” or “Do not let this happen” .
If you see a symbol similar to those above in an
illustration, it means the arrow points to the
front of the vehicle.
Arrows in an illustration that are similar to
those above indicate movement or action.
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Arrows in an illustration that are similar to
those above 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 defects or other reproductive harm. In addition, 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 batteries,
may contain perchlorate material. The following
advisory is provided: “Perchlorate Material special handling may apply,
See www.dtsc.ca.gov/
hazardouswaste/perchlorate.”
BLUETOOTHT is a trademark owned by Bluetooth
SIG, Inc., U.S.A.
GracenoteT is a registered
trademark of Gracenote,
Inc. The Gracenote logo
and logo type, and the
“Powered by Gracenote”
logo are trademarks of
Gracenote.
XM RadioT requires
subscription, sold separately after first 90 days.
Not available in Alaska,
Hawaii or Guam. For more
information, visit www.
xmradio.com.
© 2009 NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
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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INFINITI CUSTOMER CARE PROGRAM
INFINITI CARES ...
Both INFINITI and your INFINITI retailer are dedicated to serving all your automotive needs. Your satisfaction with your vehicle and your INFINITI retailer
are our primary concerns. Your INFINITI retailer is always available to assist you with all your automobile sales and service needs.
However, if there is something that your
INFINITI retailer cannot assist you with or you
would like to provide INFINITI directly with
comments or questions, please contact our
(INFINITI’s) Consumer Affairs Department using
our toll-free number:
For U.S. customers
1-800-662-6200
For Canadian customers
1-800-361-4792
The Consumer Affairs Department will ask for
the following information:
– Your name, address, and telephone number
– Vehicle identification number (on dash
panel)
– Date of purchase
– Current odometer reading
– Your INFINITI retailer’s name
– Your comments or questions
OR
You can write to INFINITI with the information on
the left at:
For U.S. customers
INFINITI Division
Nissan North America, Inc.
Consumer Affairs Department
P.O. Box 685003
Franklin, TN 37068-5003
For Canadian customers
INFINITI Division
Nissan Canada Inc.
5290 Orbitor Drive
Mississauga, Ontario L4W 4Z5
We appreciate your interest in INFINITI and thank you for buying a quality INFINITI 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
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
Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint
system (SRS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2
Exterior front. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-3
Exterior rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-4
Passenger compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-5
Cockpit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-7
Instrument panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-8
Meters and gauges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-10
Engine compartment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-11
VK45DE engine*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-11
VQ35HR engine* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-12
Warning and indicator lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-13
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1. Child restraint anchor points (for top
tether strap child restraint) (Page 1-23)
2. Head restraints (P. 1-5)
— Front-seat Active Head Restraints
(P. 1-8)
3. Seat belts (P. 1-12)
— Seat belts with pretensioners
(front seats) (P. 1-51)
4. Roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags (P. 1-40)
5. Seats (P. 1-2)
— Front seats (P. 1-2)
— Rear seats (P. 1-4)
— Child restraints (P. 1-19)
6. Front passenger air bag status light
(P. 1-47)
7. Rear armrest (P. 1-11)
8. LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for
CHildren) system (P. 1-21)
9. Front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags (P. 1-40)
10. Front armrest (P. 1-11)
11. Supplemental front-impact air bags
(P. 1-40)
— Advanced air bag system (P. 1-45)
SSI0223
SEATS, SEAT BELTS AND SUPPLEMENTAL
RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
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1. Hood (P. 3-17)
2. Headlight and turn signal lights
— Switch operation (P. 2-29)
— Bulb replacement (P. 8-30)
— Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS)
(if so equipped) (P. 2-31)
3. Windshield wiper and washer
— Switch operation (P. 2-27)
— Rain-sensing auto wiper system
(P. 2-28)
— Blade replacement (P. 8-22)
— Window washer fluid (P. 8-17)
4. Moonroof (P. 2-46)
5. Power windows (P. 2-43)
6. Recovery hook (P. 6-14)
7. License plate installation (P. 9-14)
8. Fog lights (P. 2-33)
9. Tires
— Wheel and tires (P. 8-34, P. 9-9)
— Flat tire (P. 6-2)
— Tire Pressure Monitoring System
(TPMS) (P. 2-15, P. 5-3)
10. Outside mirrors (P. 3-24)
11. Doors
— Keys (P. 3-2)
— Door locks (P. 3-4)
— Intelligent Key system (P. 3-6)
— Security system (P. 2-24)
SSI0369
EXTERIOR FRONT
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1. Trunk
— Trunk lid (P. 3-17)
— Intelligent Key system (P. 3-6)
2. High-mounted stop light
— Bulb replacement (P. 8-30)
3. Rear window defroster (P. 2-28)
4. Satellite radio antenna (if so equipped)
(P. 4-35)
5. Fuel-filler door
— Operation (P. 3-20)
— Fuel recommendation (P. 9-4)
6. Rear view camera (if so equipped)
(P. 4-22)
7. Back-up lights
— Bulb replacement (P. 8-30)
8. Rear combination lights
— Bulb replacement (P. 8-30)
9. Child safety rear door locks (P. 3-6)
SSI0370
EXTERIOR REAR
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1. Rear sunshade (if so equipped) (P. 2-47)
2. Rear personal lights (P. 2-49)
3. Coat hooks (P. 2-43)
4. Mobile Entertainment System (MES)
(if so equipped)
— Flip-down screen (P. 4-63)
— Digital Versatile Disc (DVD) drive
(P. 4-62)
— Headphones (P. 4-64)
— DVD remote controller (P. 4-65)
5. Door armrest
— Power window switches (P. 2-43)
— Power door lock switch (P. 3-5)
6. Automatic drive positioner switch
(if so equipped) (P. 3-26)
7. Sun visors (P. 3-22)
8. Front map lights (P. 2-49)
9. Moonroof switch (P. 2-46)
10. Sunglasses holder (P. 2-41)
11. Inside rearview mirror (P. 3-23)
— HomeLinkT universal transceiver
(P. 2-51)
— Compass (if so equipped) (P. 2-9)
12. Trunk pass-through/Rear armrest
(P. 1-11)
13. Rear seat controls (if so equipped)
— Rear power seat adjust switch (P. 1-4)
— Heated seat switches (P. 2-34)
— Automatic return ON/CANCEL switch
(P. 1-4)
— Rear sunshade control switch
(P. 2-47)
14. Rear passenger control switches
(if so equipped)
— For climate control (P. 4-33)
— For audio system (P. 4-60)
15. Rear cup holders (P. 2-40)
SSI0371
PASSENGER COMPARTMENT
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16. Console box
— Power outlet (P. 2-38)
— Auxiliary input jacks (P. 4-61)
— DVD drive (if so equipped) (P. 4-62)
— iPodT connection (if so equipped)
(P. 4-48)
17. Front cup holders (P. 2-40)
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1. Instrument brightness control switch
(P. 2-32)
2. Outside mirror remote control switch
(P. 3-24)
3. Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS)
switch (P. 2-31)
4. Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) OFF switch
(P. 2-37)
5. Headlight, fog light and turn signal switch
(P. 2-29)
6. Steering-wheel-mounted controls
(left side)
— ENTER switch (if so equipped)
(P. 4-6, P. 4-58)
— For audio system (P. 4-58)
— For phone system (P. 4-74, P. 4-84)
— For voice recognition system
(if so equipped) (P. 4-98)
7. Windshield wiper and washer switch
(P. 2-27)
8. Steering-wheel-mounted controls
(right side)
— Cruise control switches (P. 5-23)
— Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) switches
(if so equipped) (P. 5-25)
— Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) switch
(if so equipped) (P. 5-16)
9. Hood release handle (P. 3-17)
10. Trunk lid release switch (P. 3-18)
11. Lane Departure Warning (LDW) switch
(if so equipped) (P. 2-36, P. 5-16)
12. Intelligent Key port (P. 5-9)
13. Tilting/telescopic steering wheel switch
(P. 3-22)
14. Steering wheel
— Horn (P. 2-34)
— Driver supplemental air bag (P. 1-40)
15. Automatic Transmission (AT) selector
lever (P. 5-11)
SIC3601
COCKPIT
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1. Side ventilator (P. 4-28)
2. Meters and gauges (P. 2-5)
3. Center ventilator (P. 4-28)
4. Security indicator light (P. 2-26)
5. Hazard warning flasher switch (P. 2-33)
6. Automatic climate control system
(P. 4-29)
7. Center multi-function control panel
(P. 4-2)
— Navigation system* (if so equipped)
— Vehicle information and setting buttons
(P. 4-7)
— Phone system (P. 4-74, P. 4-84)
— Audio system (P. 4-34)
8. Front passenger supplemental air bag
(P. 1-40)
9. Fuse box cover (P. 8-25)
10. Parking brake
— Operation (P. 5-16)
— Parking (P. 5-48)
11. Push-button ignition switch (P. 5-8)
12. Clock (P. 2-38)
13. Climate controlled seat switch
(if so equipped) (P. 2-35)
14. Snow mode switch (if so equipped)
(P. 2-37)
15. Rear sunshade switch (if so equipped)
(P. 2-47)
16. Rear control cancel switch (if so
equipped) (P. 2-47) or Climate controlled
seat switch (if so equipped)
(P. 2-35)
17. Climate controlled seat switch
(if so equipped) (P. 2-35)
18. Cigarette lighter and ashtrays (P. 2-39)
SIC3551
INSTRUMENT PANEL
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19. CompactFlash card slot (if so equipped)
(P. 4-47)
20. Audio system (P. 4-34)
21. Glove box lid release button (P. 2-41)
22. Trunk release power cancel switch
(P. 3-19)
*: Refer to the separate Navigation System
Owner’s Manual.
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1. Engine coolant temperature gauge
(P. 2-7)
2. Tachometer (P. 2-6)
3. Warning/Indicator lights (P. 2-12)
4. Speedometer (P. 2-6)
5. Fuel gauge (P. 2-7)
6. Meter illumination control knob (P. 2-8)
7. Dot matrix liquid crystal display
(P. 2-21)
8. Odometer/twin trip odometer (P. 2-6)
9. TRIP/RESET knob for twin trip odometer
(P. 2-6)
SIC3605
METERS AND GAUGES
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VK45DE ENGINE*
1. Fuse/fusible link holder (P. 8-25)
2. Battery (P. 8-17)
— Jump starting (P. 6-7)
3. Engine oil filler cap (P. 8-12)
4. Brake fluid reservoir (P. 8-16)
5. Window washer fluid reservoir (P. 8-17)
6. Engine coolant reservoir (P. 8-10)
7. Power steering fluid reservoir (P. 8-16)
8. Radiator filler cap (P. 8-10)
— Vehicle overheat (P. 6-10)
9. Engine drive belt location (P. 8-19)
10. Engine oil dipstick (P. 8-12)
11. Air cleaner (P. 8-21)
* Shown with the engine compartment access
panels removed. For removal and replacement
instructions, see “ENGINE COMPARTMENT
CHECK LOCATIONS” in the “8. Maintenance
and do-it-yourself” section.
SDI2154
ENGINE COMPARTMENT
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VQ35HR ENGINE*
1. Fuse/fusible link holder (P. 8-25)
2. Battery (P. 8-17)
— Jump starting (P. 6-7)
3. Radiator filler cap (P. 8-10)
— Vehicle overheat (P. 6-10)
4. Engine oil dipstick (P. 8-12)
5. Engine oil filler cap (P. 8-12)
6. Brake fluid reservoir (P. 8-16)
7. Window washer fluid reservoir (P. 8-17)
8. Power steering fluid reservoir (P. 8-16)
9. Air cleaner (P. 8-21)
10. Engine drive belt location (P. 8-19)
11. Engine coolant reservoir (P. 8-10)
* Shown with the engine compartment access
panels removed. For removal and replacement
instructions, see “ENGINE COMPARTMENT
CHECK LOCATIONS” in the “8. Maintenance
and do-it-yourself” section.
SDI2307
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Warning
light Name Page
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) warning
light (AWD models)* 2-13
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
warning light 2-13
Automatic Transmission (AT)
check warning light 2-13
Brake warning light 2-14
Charge warning light 2-14
Door open warning light 2-14
Engine oil pressure warning
light 2-14
Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC)
system warning light (orange)* 2-15
Intelligent Key system warning
light 2-15
Lane departure warning light
(orange)* 2-15
Warning
light Name Page
Low fuel warning light 2-15
Low tire pressure warning light 2-15
Low washer fluid warning light 2-17
Preview Function warning light
(orange)* 2-17
Rear Active Steer warning light* 2-17
Seat belt warning light 2-17
Supplemental air bag warning
light 2-17
Indicator
light
Name Page
Adaptive Front lighting System
(AFS) indicator light
2-18
Automatic Transmission (AT)
position indicator light
2-18
Cruise main switch indicator
light (green)
2-18
Indicator
light
Name Page
Cruise set switch indicator light 2-18
Front passenger air bag status
light
2-18
High beam indicator light 2-18
Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC)
system MAIN switch indicator
light (green)*
2-19
Lane Departure Prevention
(LDP) ON indicator light
(green)*
2-19
Malfunction Indicator Light
(MIL)
2-19
Slip indicator light 2-20
Small light indicator lights 2-20
Turn signal/hazard indicator
lights
2-20
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)
off indicator light
2-20
*: if so equipped
WARNING AND INDICATOR LIGHTS
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MEMO
1 Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental
restraint system
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-2
Front seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-2
Rear seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-4
Head restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-5
Adjustable headrests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-8
Armrest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11
Seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12
Precautions on seat belt usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12
Child safety. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-14
Pregnant women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-15
Injured persons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-15
Pre-crash seat belts (front seats) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-15
Three-point type seat belt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-16
Seat belt extenders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-18
Seat belt maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-19
Child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-19
Precautions on child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-19
Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren
System (LATCH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-21
Top tether strap child restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-23
Child restraint installation using LATCH . . . . . . . . . 1-24
Child restraint installation using the seat
belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-28
Booster seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-35
Precautions on booster seats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-35
Booster seat installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-37
Supplemental restraint system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-40
Precautions on supplemental restraint
system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-40
INFINITI Advanced Air Bag System
(front seats) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-45
Front seat-mounted side-impact
supplemental air bags and roof-mounted
curtain side-impact supplemental air bag
systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-50
Seat belts with pretensioners (front seats) . . . . . . . 1-51
Supplemental air bag warning labels . . . . . . . . . . . .1-52
Supplemental air bag warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-53
Repair and replacement procedure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-53
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WARNING
● Do not ride in a moving vehicle when the
seatback is reclined. This can be dangerous.
The shoulder belt will not be against your
body. In an accident, you could be thrown
into it and receive neck or other serious injuries. You could also slide under the lap belt
and receive serious internal injuries.
● For the most effective protection when the
vehicle is in motion, the seat should be upright. Always sit well back in the seat with
both feet on the floor and adjust the seat
properly. See “PRECAUTIONS ON SEAT BELT
USAGE” later in this section.
● After adjustment, gently rock in the seat to
make sure it is securely locked.
● Do not leave children unattended inside the
vehicle. They could unknowingly activate
switches or controls. Unattended children
could become involved in serious accidents.
● The seatback should not be reclined any
more than needed for comfort. Seat belts are
most effective when the passenger sits well
back and straight up in the seat. If the seatback is reclined, the risk of sliding under the
lap belt and being injured is increased.
CAUTION
When adjusting the seat positions, be sure not
to contact any moving parts to avoid possible
injuries and/or damages.
FRONT SEATS
Front power seat adjustment
Operating tips :
● The power seat motor has an auto-reset
overload protection circuit. If the motor
stops during operation, wait 30 seconds,
then reactivate the switch.
● Do not operate the power seat switch for a
long period of time when the engine is off.
This will discharge the battery.
See “AUTOMATIC DRIVE POSITIONER” in the “3.
Pre-driving checks and adjustments” section for
the seat position memory function.
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Forward and backward :
Moving the switch s1 forward or backward will
slide the seat forward or backward to the
desired position.
Reclining :
Move the recline switch s2 backward until the
desired angle is obtained. To bring the seatback
forward again, move the switch s2 forward.
The reclining feature allows adjustment of the
seatback for occupants of different sizes for
added comfort and to help obtain proper seat
belt fit. (See “PRECAUTIONS ON SEAT BELT
USAGE” later in this section.) Also, the seatback
can be reclined to allow occupants to rest when
the vehicle is stopped and the transmission is
in the P (Park) position with the parking brake
fully applied.
Seat lifter :
Push the front or rear end of the switch up or
down to adjust the angle of the front portion or
height of the seat.
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Lumbar support :
The lumbar support feature provides lower back
support.
Push the front s1 or back s2 end of the switch
to adjust the seatback lumbar area.
REAR SEATS
Rear power seat adjustment (if so
equipped)
Forward and backward :
Push the front s1 or back s2 end of the switch
to move the rear outboard seats forward or
backward. The seats move continuously while
the switch is being pushed.
Entry/exit assist (automatic return) :
Pushing the ON side s1 of the switch located on
the rear center armrest, the automatic return
function will activate.
When a rear door is opened, the rear seat of the
corresponding side automatically slides all the
way back, facilitating ease of entry and exit.
Pushing the CANCEL side s2 of the switch will
deactivate the automatic return function.
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HEAD RESTRAINTS
WARNING
Head restraints supplement the other vehicle
safety systems. They may provide additional
protection against injury in certain rear end
collisions. Adjust the head restraints properly,
as specified in this section. Check the adjustment after someone else uses the seat. Do not
attach anything to the head restraint stalks or
remove the head restraint. Do not use the seat
if the head restraint has been removed. If the
head restraint was removed, install and properly adjust the head restraint before an occupant uses the seating position. Failure to follow
these instructions can reduce the effectiveness
of the head restraints. This may increase the
risk of serious injury or death in a collision.
The illustration shows the seating positions
equipped with head restraints. The head restraints are adjustable.
Indicates the seating position is
equipped with a head restraint.
Components
1. Head restraint
2. Adjustment notches
3. Lock knob
4. Stalk
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Adjustment
Adjust the head restraint so the center is level
with the center of your ears.
To raise the head restraint, pull it up. To lower, push and hold the lock knob and push
the head restraint down.
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To adjust the angle, push it in the direction
required.
Removal
Use the following procedure to remove the
adjustable head restraints.
1. Pull the head restraint up to the highest
position.
2. Push and hold the lock knob.
3. Remove the head restraint from the seat.
4. Store the head restraint properly in a
secure place so it is not loose in the
vehicle.
Reinstall and properly adjust the head restraint
before an occupant uses the seating position.
Install
1. Align the head restraint stalks with the
holes in the seat. Make sure that the head
restraint is facing the correct direction.
The stalk with the adjustment notches s1
must be installed in the hole with the lock
knob s2 .
2. Push and hold the lock knob and push the
head restraint down.
3. Properly adjust the head restraint before
an occupant uses the seating position.
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Front-seat Active Head Restraints
The Active Head Restraint moves forward utilizing the force that the seatback receives from
the occupant in a rear-end collision. The movement of the head restraint helps support the
occupant’s head by reducing its backward
movement and helping absorb some of the
forces that may lead to whiplash-type injuries.
Active Head Restraints are effective for collisions at low to medium speeds in which it is
said that whiplash injury occurs most.
Active Head Restraints operate only in certain
rear-end collisions. After the collision, the head
restraints return to their original positions.
Adjust the Active Head Restraints properly as
described earlier in this section.
ADJUSTABLE HEADRESTS
WARNING
The adjustable headrests supplement the
other vehicle safety systems. They may provide
additional protection against injury in certain
rear end collisions. Adjust the headrest properly, as specified in this section. Check the adjustment after someone else uses the seat. Do
not attach anything to the headrest stalks or
remove the headrest. Do not use the seat if the
headrest has been removed. If the headrest
was removed, install and properly adjust the
headrest before an occupant uses the seating
position. Failure to follow these instructions
can reduce the effectiveness of the headrests.
This may increase the risk of serious injury or
death in a collision.
The illustration shows the seating positions
equipped with adjustable headrests.
Indicates the seating position is
equipped with an adjustable headrest.
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Components
1. Adjustable headrest
2. Adjustment notches
3. Lock knob
4. Stalks
Adjustment
Adjust the headrest so the center is level with
the center of your ears.
To raise the headrest, pull it up.
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To lower, push and hold the lock knob and push
the headrest down.
Removal
Use the following procedure to remove the
adjustable headrests.
1. Pull the headrest up to the highest position.
2. Push and hold the lock knob.
3. Remove the headrest from the seat.
4. Store the headrest properly in a secure
place so it is not loose in the vehicle.
5. Install and properly adjust the headrest
before an occupant uses the seating position.
Install
1. Align the headrest stalks with the holes in
the seat. Make sure that the headrest is
facing the correct direction. The stalk with
the adjustment notches s1 must be installed in the hole with the lock knob s2 .
2. Push and hold the lock knob and push the
headrest down.
3. Properly adjust the headrest before an
occupant uses the seating position.
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ARMREST
Front armrest
Pull the lever sA up and slide the driver’s or
passenger’s armrest forward and backward.
Slide the armrest to the original position when
using the front cup holders.
Rear armrest
Pull the armrest down until it is horizontal.
Trunk pass-through
The rear center seatback can be folded to allow
trunk access from inside of the vehicle.
To access the trunk, pull down the rear center
armrest and pull out the trunk pass-through lid
s1 .
To lock the lid, use the mechanical key and turn
it to the LOCK position s2 . To unlock, turn the
mechanical key to the UNLOCK position s3 . For
the mechanical key usage, see “KEYS” in the “3.
Pre-driving checks and adjustments” section.
Make sure that the mechanical key is removed
from the trunk pass-through lid key cylinder
before opening or closing the lid. Otherwise the
lid and the rear armrest may be damaged.
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PRECAUTIONS ON SEAT BELT USAGE
If you are wearing your seat belt properly
adjusted, and you are sitting upright and well
back in your seat with both feet on the floor,
your chances of being injured or killed in an
accident and/or the severity of injury may be
greatly reduced. INFINITI strongly encourages
you and all of your passengers to buckle up
every time you drive, even if your seating
position includes a supplemental air bag.
Most U.S. states and Canadian provinces or territories specify that seat belts be worn at all
times when a vehicle is being driven.
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WARNING
● Every person who drives or rides in this vehicle should use a seat belt at all times. Children should be properly restrained in the
rear seat and, if appropriate, in a child
restraint.
● The seat belt should be properly adjusted to
a snug fit. Failure to do so may reduce the
effectiveness of the entire restraint system
and increase the chance or severity of injury
in an accident. Serious injury or death can
occur if the seat belt is not worn properly.
● Always route the shoulder belt over your
shoulder and across your chest. Never put
the belt behind your back, under your arm or
across your neck. The belt should be away
from your face and neck, but not falling off
your shoulder.
● Position the lap belt as low and snug as
possible AROUND THE HIPS, NOT THE WAIST.
A lap belt worn too high could increase the
risk of internal injuries in an accident.
● Be sure the seat belt tongue is securely fastened to the proper buckle.
● Do not wear the seat belt inside out or
twisted. Doing so may reduce its
effectiveness.
● Do not allow more than one person to use the
same seat belt.
● Never carry more people in the vehicle than
there are seat belts.
● If the seat belt warning light glows continuously while the ignition is turned ON with all
doors closed and all seat belts fastened, it
may indicate a malfunction in the system.
Have the system checked by an INFINITI
retailer.
● No changes should be made to the seat belt
system. For example, do not modify the seat
belt, add material, or install devices that
may change the seat belt routing or tension.
Doing so may affect the operation of the seat
belt system. Modifying or tampering with
the seat belt system may result in serious
personal injury.
● Once a seat belt pretensioner has activated,
it cannot be reused and must be replaced
together with the retractor. See an INFINITI
retailer.
● Removal and installation of the pretensioner
system components should be done by an
INFINITI retailer.
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● All seat belt assemblies, including retractors
and attaching hardware, should be inspected after any collision by an INFINITI retailer. INFINITI recommends that all seat belt
assemblies in use during a collision be replaced unless the collision was minor and
the belts show no damage and continue to
operate properly. Seat belt assemblies not
in use during a collision should also be inspected and replaced if either damage or
improper operation is noted.
● All child restraints and attaching hardware
should be inspected after any collision. Always follow the restraint manufacturer’s inspection instructions and replacement recommendations. The child restraints should
be replaced if they are damaged.
CHILD SAFETY
Children need adults to help protect them. They
need to be properly restrained.
In addition to the general information in this
manual, child safety information is available
from many other sources, including doctors,
teachers, government traffic safety offices, and
community organizations. Every child is different, so be sure to learn the best way to transport your child.
There are three basic types of child restraint
systems:
● Rear-facing child restraint
● Front-facing child restraint
● Booster seat
The proper restraint depends on the child’s
size. Generally, infants (up to about 1 year and
less than 20 lb (9 kg)) should be placed in
rear-facing child restraints. Front-facing child
restraints are available for children who outgrow rear-facing child restraints and are at least
1 year old. Booster seats are used to help
position a vehicle lap/shoulder belt on a child
who can no longer use a front-facing child
restraint.
WARNING
Infants and children need special protection.
The vehicle’s seat belts may not fit them properly. The shoulder belt may come too close to
the face or neck. The lap belt may not fit over
their small hip bones. In an accident, an improperly fitting seat belt could cause serious or
fatal injury. Always use appropriate child
restraints.
All U.S. states and Canadian provinces or territories require the use of approved child restraints for infants and small children. (See
“CHILD RESTRAINTS” later in this section.)
Also, there are other types of child restraints
available for larger children for additional protection.
INFINITI recommends that all pre-teens and children be restrained in the rear seat. According to
accident statistics, children are safer when
properly restrained in the rear seat than in the
front seat.
This is especially important because your vehicle has a supplemental restraint system (air
bag system) for the front passenger. (See
“SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM” later in
this section.)
Infants
Infants up to at least 1 year old should be
placed in a rear-facing child restraint. INFINITI
recommends that infants be placed in child
restraints that comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. You should choose a
child restraint that fits your vehicle and always
follow the manufacturer’s instructions for installation and use.
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Small children
Children that are over 1 year old and weigh at
least 20 lb (9 kg) can be placed in a front-facing
child restraint. Refer to the manufacturer’s instructions for minimum and maximum weight
and height recommendations. INFINITI recommends that small children be placed in child
restraints that comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. You should choose a
child restraint that fits your vehicle and always
follow the manufacturer’s instructions for installation and use.
Larger children
Children who are too large for child restraints
should be seated and restrained by the seat
belts which are provided. The seat belt may not
fit properly if the child is less than 4 ft 9 in
(142.5 cm) tall and weighs between 40 lb (18 kg)
and 80 lb (36 kg). A booster seat should be
used to obtain proper seat belt fit.
INFINITI recommends that a child be placed in a
commercially available booster seat if the
shoulder belt in the child’s seating position fits
close to the face or neck or if the lap portion of
the seat belt goes across the abdomen. The
booster seat should raise the child so that the
shoulder belt is properly positioned across the
top, middle portion of the shoulder and the lap
belt is low on the hips. A booster seat can only
be used in seating positions that have a threepoint type seat belt. The booster seat should fit
the vehicle seat and have a label certifying that
it complies with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety
Standards or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety
Standards. Once the child has grown so the
shoulder belt is no longer on or near the face
and neck, use the shoulder belt without the
booster seat.
WARNING
Never let a child stand or kneel on any seat and
do not allow a child in the cargo areas while the
vehicle is moving. The child could be seriously
injured or killed in an accident or sudden stop.
PREGNANT WOMEN
INFINITI recommends that pregnant women use
seat belts. The seat belt should be worn snug,
and always position the lap belt as low as
possible around the hips, not the waist. Place
the shoulder belt over your shoulder and across
your chest. Never run the lap/shoulder belt over
your abdominal area. Contact your doctor for
specific recommendations.
INJURED PERSONS
INFINITI recommends that injured persons use
seat belts, depending on the injury. Check with
your doctor for specific recommendations.
PRE-CRASH SEAT BELTS (front seats)
The pre-crash seat belt tightens the seat belt to
help restrain front seat occupants under emergency braking. This can help reduce the risk of
injury when a collision occurs.
Pre-crash seat belt will not be activated when:
● the brake pedal is not depressed
● the seat belt is not fastened
● the selector lever is in the R (Reverse) position
● the vehicle speed is under 10 MPH (15 km/h)
Always wear your seat belt correctly and sit
upright and well back in the seat with both feet
on the floor.
If the seat belt warning light blinks even if the
driver’s and front passenger’s seat belts are
fastened, it may indicate the pre-crash seat belt
system has a malfunction. Have your INFINITI
retailer check and repair the system.
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THREE-POINT TYPE SEAT BELT
WARNING
● Every person who drives or rides in this vehicle should use a seat belt at all times.
● Do not ride in a moving vehicle when the
seatback is reclined. This can be dangerous.
The shoulder belt will not be against your
body. In an accident, you could be thrown
into it and receive neck or other serious injuries. You could also slide under the lap belt
and receive serious internal injuries.
● For the most effective protection when the
vehicle is in motion, the seat should be upright. Always sit well back in the seat with
both feet on the floor and adjust the seat belt
properly.
Fastening the seat belts
1. Adjust the seat. (See “SEATS” earlier in
this section.)
2. Slowly pull the seat belt out of the retractor and insert the tongue into the buckle
until you hear and feel the latch engage.
● The retractor is designed to lock during a
sudden stop or on impact. A slow pulling motion permits the belt to move, and allows you
some freedom of movement in the seat.
● If the seat belt cannot be pulled from its fully
retracted position, firmly pull the belt and
release it. Then smoothly pull the belt out of
the retractor.
3. Position the lap belt portion low and snug
on the hips as shown.
4. Pull the shoulder belt portion toward the
retractor to take up extra slack. Be sure
the shoulder belt is routed over your
shoulder and across your chest.
The front passenger and the rear seating positions three-point type seat belts have two
modes of operation:
● Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR)
● Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR)
The Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) mode
allows the seat belt to extend and retract to
allow the driver and passengers some freedom
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of movement in the seat. The ELR locks the seat
belt when the vehicle slows down rapidly or
during certain impacts.
The Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) mode
(child restraint mode) locks the seat belt for
child restraint installation.
When the ALR mode is activated the seat belt
cannot be extended again until the seat belt
tongue is detached from the buckle and fully
retracted. The seat belt returns to the ELR mode
after the seat belt fully retracts. For additional
information, see “CHILD RESTRAINTS” later in
this section.
The ALR mode should be used only for child
restraint installation. During normal seat belt
use by an occupant, the ALR mode should not be
activated. If it is activated it may cause uncomfortable seat belt tension. It can also change the
operation of the front passenger air bag. See
“Front passenger air bag and status light” later
in this section.
WARNING
When fastening the seat belts, be certain that
seatbacks are completely secured in the
latched position. If they are not completely secured, passengers may be injured in an accident or sudden stop.
Unfastening the seat belts
To unfasten the seat belt, push the button on
the buckle. The seat belt automatically retracts.
Checking seat belt operation
Seat belt retractors are designed to lock seat
belt movement by two separate methods:
● When the belt is pulled quickly from the
retractor.
● When the vehicle slows down rapidly.
To increase your confidence in the seat belts,
check the operation as follows:
● Grasp the shoulder belt and pull forward
quickly. The retractor should lock and restrict further belt movement.
If the retractor does not lock during this check
or if you have any question about seat belt
operation, see an INFINITI retailer.
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Center of rear seat
Selecting correct set of seat belts :
The center seat belt buckle is identified by the
CENTER mark sA . The center seat belt tongue
can be fastened only into the center seat belt
buckle.
Shoulder belt height adjustment
(front seats)
The shoulder belt anchor height should be
adjusted to the position best for you. (See
“PRECAUTIONS ON SEAT BELT USAGE” earlier in
this section.)
To adjust, push the adjustment button sA , and
then move the shoulder belt anchor to the
desired position, so that the belt passes over
the center of the shoulder. The belt should be
away from your face and neck, but not falling off
of your shoulder. Release the adjustment button to lock the shoulder belt anchor into position.
WARNING
● After adjustment, release the adjustment
button and try to move the shoulder belt
anchor up and down to make sure it is securely fixed in position.
● The shoulder belt anchor height should be
adjusted to the position best for you. Failure
to do so may reduce the effectiveness of the
entire restraint system and increase the
chance or severity of injury in an accident.
SEAT BELT EXTENDERS
If, because of body size or driving position, it is
not possible to properly fit the lap-shoulder belt
and fasten it, an extender is available that is
compatible with the installed seat belts. The
extender adds approximately 8 in (200 mm) of
length and may be used for either the driver or
front passenger seating position. See an
INFINITI retailer for assistance if an extender is
required.
WARNING
● Only INFINITI seat belt extenders, made by
the same company which made the original
equipment seat belts, should be used with
the INFINITI seat belts.
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● Adults and children who can use the standard seat belt should not use an extender.
Such unnecessary use could result in serious personal injury in the event of an
accident.
● Never use seat belt extenders to install child
restraints. If the child restraint is not secured properly, the child could be seriously
injured in a collision or a sudden stop.
SEAT BELT MAINTENANCE
● To clean the seat belt webbing, apply a mild
soap solution or any solution recommended
for cleaning upholstery or carpets. Then,
wipe with a cloth and allow the seat belts to
dry in the shade. Do not allow the seat belts
to retract until they are completely dry.
● If dirt builds up in the shoulder belt guide of
the seat belt anchors, the seat belts may
retract slowly. Wipe the shoulder belt guide
with a clean, dry cloth.
● Periodically check to see that the seat belt
and the metal components , such as buckles,
tongues, retractors, flexible wires and anchors work properly. If loose parts, deterioration, cuts or other damage on the webbing
is found, the entire seat belt assembly
should be replaced.
PRECAUTIONS ON CHILD RESTRAINTS
WARNING
● Infants and small children should always be
placed in an appropriate child restraint
while riding in the vehicle. Failure to use a
child restraint can result in serious injury or
death.
● Infants and small children should never be
carried on your lap. It is not possible for even
the strongest adult to resist the forces of a
severe accident. The child could be crushed
between the adult and parts of the vehicle.
Also, do not put the same seat belt around
both your child and yourself.
● Even with the INFINITI Advanced Air Bag System, never install a rear-facing child restraint in the front seat. An inflating front air
bag could seriously injure or kill your child. A
rear-facing child restraint must only be used
in the rear seat.
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● INFINITI recommends that the child restraint
be installed in the rear seat. According to
accident statistics, children are safer when
properly restrained in the rear seat than in
the front seat. If you must install a frontfacing child restraint in the front seat, see
“CHILD RESTRAINT INSTALLATION USING
THE SEAT BELTS” later in this section.
● Improper use or improper installation of a
child restraint can increase the risk or severity of injury for both the child and other occupants of the vehicle and can lead to serious injury or death in an accident.
● Follow all of the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions for installation and use.
When purchasing a child restraint, be sure to
select one which will fit your child and vehicle. It may not be possible to properly install some types of child restraints in your
vehicle.
● If the child restraint is not anchored properly, the risk of a child being injured in a
collision or a sudden stop greatly increases.
● Child restraint anchor points are designed to
withstand only those loads imposed by correctly fitted child restraints. Under no circumstances are they to be used for adult
seat belts or harnesses.
● Adjustable seatbacks should be positioned
to fit the child restraint, but as upright as
possible.
● After attaching the child restraint, test it before you place the child in it. Push it from
side to side while holding the seat near the
LATCH attachment or by the seat belt path.
The child restraint should not move more
than 1 inch (25 mm) from side to side. Try to
tug it forward and check to see if the belt
holds the restraint in place. If the restraint is
not secure, tighten the belt as necessary, or
put the restraint in another seat and test it
again. You may need to try a different child
restraint. Not all child restraints fit in all
types of vehicles.
● When your child restraint is not in use, keep
it secured with the LATCH system or a seat
belt to prevent it from being thrown around
in case of a sudden stop or accident.
CAUTION
Remember that a child restraint left in a closed
vehicle can become very hot. Check the seating
surface and buckles before placing your child in
the child restraint.
This vehicle is equipped with a universal child
restraint lower anchor system, referred to as the
Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren System
or LATCH. Some child restraints include two
rigid or webbing-mounted attachments that can
be connected to these lower anchors. For details, see “Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren System (LATCH)” later in this section.
If you do not have a LATCH compatible child
restraint, the vehicle seat belts can be used.
(See “CHILD RESTRAINT INSTALLATION USING
THE SEAT BELTS” later in this section.) In general, child restraints are also designed to be
installed with a lap/shoulder seat belt.
Several manufacturers offer child restraints for
infants and small children of various sizes.
When selecting any child restraint, keep the
following points in mind:
● Choose only a restraint with a label certifying that it complies with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213 or Canadian Motor
Vehicle Safety Standard 213.
● Check the child restraint in your vehicle to
be sure it is compatible with the vehicle’s
seat and seat belt system.
● If the child restraint is compatible with your
vehicle, place your child in the child restraint
and check the various adjustments to be
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sure the child restraint is compatible with
your child. Choose a child restraint that is
designed for your child’s height and weight.
Always follow all recommended procedures.
All U.S. states and Canadian provinces or territories require that infants and small children be
restrained in an approved child restraint at all
times while the vehicle is being operated. Canadian law requires the top tether strap on frontfacing child restraints be secured to the designated anchor point on the vehicle.
LOWER ANCHORS AND TETHERS FOR
CHILDREN SYSTEM (LATCH)
Your vehicle is equipped with special anchor
points that are used with Lower Anchors and
Tethers for CHildren System (LATCH) compatible
child restraints. This system may also be referred to as the ISOFIX or ISOFIX compatible
system. With this system, you do not have to
use a vehicle seat belt to secure the child
restraint.
The LATCH anchor points are provided to install
child restraints in the rear outboard seating
positions only. Do not attempt to install a child
restraint in the center position using the LATCH
anchors.
LATCH system anchor location
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LATCH lower anchor point locations
The LATCH anchors are located at the rear of the
seat cushion near the seatback. A label is
attached to the seatback to help you locate the
LATCH anchors.
WARNING
● Attach LATCH system compatible child restraints only at the locations shown in the
illustration. If a child restraint is not secured
properly, your child could be seriously injured or killed in an accident.
● Do not secure a child restraint in the center
rear seating position using the LATCH anchors. The child restraint will not be secured
properly.
● Child restraint anchor points are designed to
withstand only those loads imposed by correctly fitted child restraints. Under no circumstances are they to be used for adult
seat belts or harnesses.
Installing child restraint LATCH
anchor attachments
LATCH compatible child restraints include two
rigid or webbing-mounted attachments that can
be connected to two anchors located at certain
seating positions in your vehicle. With this
system, you do not have to use a vehicle seat
belt to secure the child restraint. Check your
child restraint for a label stating that it is
compatible with the LATCH system. This information may also be in the instructions provided
by the child restraint manufacturer.
LATCH lower anchor location (Type A)
SSS0659
LATCH lower anchor location (Type B)
SSS0637
LATCH webbing-mounted attachment
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LATCH child restraints generally require the use
of a top tether strap. (See “TOP TETHER STRAP
CHILD RESTRAINT” later in this section for installation instructions.)
When installing a child restraint, carefully read
and follow the instructions in this manual and
those supplied with the child restraint. (See
“CHILD RESTRAINT INSTALLATION USING LATCH”
later in this section.)
TOP TETHER STRAP CHILD RESTRAINT
If the manufacturer of your child restraint requires the use of a top tether strap, it must be
secured to an anchor point.
WARNING
Child restraint anchor points are designed to
withstand only those loads imposed by correctly fitted child restraints. Under no circumstances are they to be used for adult seat belts
or harnesses.
Top tether anchor point locations
Anchor points are located on the rear parcel
shelf.
Installing top tether strap
First secure the child restraint with the LATCH
system (rear outboard seating positions only) or
the seat belt as applicable.
1. Flip up the anchor cover from the anchor
point which is located directly behind the
child seat.
2. Position the top tether strap over the top
of the seatback.
LATCH rigid-mounted attachment
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3. Secure the tether strap to tether anchor
bracket that provides the straightest installation.
4. Tighten the strap according to the manufacturer’s instructions to remove any
slack.
If you have any questions when installing a top
tether strap child restraint on the rear seat, consult your INFINITI retailer for details.
CHILD RESTRAINT INSTALLATION
USING LATCH
WARNING
● Attach LATCH system compatible child restraints only at the locations shown. For the
LATCH lower anchor locations, see “Lower
Anchors and Tethers for CHildren System
(LATCH)” earlier in this section. If a child
restraint is not secured properly, your child
could be seriously injured or killed in an
accident.
● The LATCH anchors are designed to withstand only those loads imposed by correctly
fitted child restraints. Under no circumstance are they to be used for adult seat
belts or harnesses.
● Inspect the lower anchors by inserting your
fingers into the lower anchor area and feeling to make sure there are no obstructions
over the LATCH anchors, such as seat belt
webbing or seat cushion material. The child
restraint will not be secured properly if the
LATCH anchors are obstructed.
Front-facing
Follow these steps to install a front-facing child
restraint using LATCH system:
1. If your vehicle is equipped with rear power
seat adjustment, adjust the rear outboard
seats to the upright and rearmost position. (See “REAR SEATS” earlier in this
section.)
2. Position the child restraint on the seat.
Always follow the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
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3. Secure the child restraint anchor attachments to the LATCH lower anchors. Check
to make sure the LATCH attachment is
properly attached to the lower anchors.
4. The back of the child restraint should be
secured against the vehicle seatback. If
necessary, adjust or remove the head
restraint to obtain the correct child restraint fit. (See “HEAD RESTRAINTS” earlier in this section.)
If the head restraint is removed, store it in a
secure place. Be sure to reinstall the head
restraint when the child restraint is removed.
If the seating position does not have an
adjustable head restraint and it is interfering with the proper child restraint fit, try
another seating position or a different child
restraint.
Front-facing (webbing-mounted) — step 3
SSS0645
Front-facing (rigid-mounted) — step 3
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5. For child restraints that are equipped with
webbing-mounted attachments, remove
any additional slack from the anchor attachments. Press downward and rearward
firmly in the center of the child restraint
with your knee to compress the vehicle
seat cushion and seatback while tightening the webbing of the anchor attachments.
6. If the child restraint is equipped with a
top tether strap, route the top tether strap
and secure the tether strap to the tether
anchor point. (See “TOP TETHER STRAP
CHILD RESTRAINT” earlier in this section.)
7. After attaching the child restraint, test it
before you place the child in it. Push it
from side to side while holding the seat
near the LATCH attachment path. The
child restraint should not move more than
1 inch (25 mm) from side to side. Try to tug
it forward and check to see if the LATCH
attachment holds the restraint in place. If
the restraint is not secure, tighten the
LATCH attachment as necessary, or put
the restraint in another seat and test it
again. You may need to try a different
child restraint. Not all child restraints fit
in all types of vehicles.
8. Check to make sure the child restraint is
properly secured prior to each use. If the
child restraint is loose, repeat steps 4
through 7.
Rear-facing
Follow these steps to install a rear-facing child
restraint using LATCH system:
1. If your vehicle is equipped with rear power
seat adjustment, adjust the rear outboard
seats to the upright and rearmost position. (See “REAR SEATS” earlier in this
section.)
2. Position the child restraint on the seat.
Always follow the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
Front-facing — step 5
SSS0647
Front-facing — step 7
SSS0638
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3. Secure the child restraint anchor attachments to the LATCH lower anchors. Check
to make sure the LATCH attachment is
properly attached to the lower anchors.
4. For child restraints that are equipped with
webbing-mounted attachments, remove
any additional slack from the anchor attachments. Press downward and rearward
firmly in the center of the child restraint
with your hand to compress the vehicle
seat cushion and seatback while tightening the webbing of the anchor attachments.
Rear-facing (webbing-mounted) — step 3
SSS0648
Rear-facing (rigid-mounted) — step 3
SSS0649
Rear-facing — step 4
SSS0639
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5. After attaching the child restraint, test it
before you place the child in it. Push it
from side to side while holding the seat
near the LATCH attachment path. The
child restraint should not move more than
1 inch (25 mm) from side to side. Try to tug
it forward and check to see if the LATCH
attachment holds the restraint in place. If
the restraint is not secure, tighten the
LATCH attachment as necessary, or put
the restraint in another seat and test it
again. You may need to try a different
child restraint. Not all child restraints fit in
all types of vehicles.
6. Check to make sure the child restraint is
properly secured prior to each use. If the
child restraint is loose, repeat steps 4
through 5.
CHILD RESTRAINT INSTALLATION
USING THE SEAT BELTS
WARNING
● Even with the INFINITI Advanced Air Bag System, never install a rear-facing child restraint in the front passenger seat. Front air
bags inflate with great force. A rear-facing
child restraint could be struck by the front air
bag in a crash and could seriously injure or
kill your child.
Rear-facing — step 5
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● INFINITI recommends that child restraints be
installed in the rear seat. However, if you
must install a front-facing child restraint in
the front passenger seat, move the passenger seat to the rearmost position. Also, be
sure the front passenger air bag status light
is illuminated to indicate the passenger air
bag is OFF. See “Front passenger air bag and
status light” later in this section for details.
● The three-point seat belt in your vehicle is
equipped with an Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) which must be used when installing
a child restraint.
● Failure to use the ALR mode will result in the
child restraint not being properly secured.
The restraint could tip over or otherwise be
unsecured and cause injury to the child in a
sudden stop or collision. Also, it can change
the operation of the front passenger air bag.
See “Front passenger air bag and status
light” later in this section.
● A child restraint with a top tether strap
should not be used in the front passenger
seat.
The instructions in this section apply to child
restraint installation using the vehicle seat
belts in the rear seat or the front passenger
seat.
Front-facing
Follow these steps to install a front-facing child
restraint using the vehicle seat belt in the rear
seat or in the front passenger seat:
1. If your vehicle is equipped with rear power
seat adjustment, adjust the rear outboard
seats to the upright and rearmost position. (See “REAR SEATS” earlier in this
section.)
If you must install a child restraint in the front
seat, it should be placed in a front-facing
direction only. Move the seat to the rearmost
position. Child restraints for infants must be
used in the rear-facing direction and therefore must not be used in the front seat.
Front-facing (front passenger seat) — step 1
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2. Position the child restraint on the seat.
Always follow the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
The back of the child restraint should be
secured against the seatback. If necessary,
adjust or remove the head restraint to obtain the correct child restraint fit. (See
“HEAD RESTRAINTS” earlier in this section.)
If the head restraint is removed, store it in a
secure place. Be sure to reinstall the head
restraint when the child restraint is removed.
If the seating position does not have an
adjustable head restraint and it is interfering with the proper child restraint fit, try
another seating position or a different child
restraint.
3. Route the seat belt tongue through the
child restraint and insert it into the buckle
until you hear and feel the latch engage.
Be sure to follow the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions for belt routing.
4. Pull the shoulder belt until the belt is fully
extended. At this time, the seat belt retractor is in the Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) mode (child restraint mode). It
reverts to the Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) mode when the seat belt is fully
retracted.
Front-facing — step 3
SSS0360B
Front-facing — step 4
SSS0651
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5. Allow the seat belt to retract. Pull up on
the shoulder belt to remove any slack in
the belt.
6. Remove any additional slack from the
seat belt; press downward and rearward
firmly in the center of the child restraint
with your knee to compress the vehicle
seat cushion and seatback while pulling
up on the seat belt.
7. If the child restraint is equipped with a
top tether strap, route the top tether strap
and secure the tether strap to the tether
anchor point (rear seat installation only).
(See “TOP TETHER STRAP CHILD RE-
STRAINT” earlier in this section.) Do not
install child restraints that require the use
of a top tether strap to seating positions
that do not have a top tether anchor.
Front-facing — step 5
SSS0652
Front-facing — step 6
SSS0653
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8. After attaching the child restraint, test it
before you place the child in it. Push it
from side to side while holding the seat
near the seat belt path. The child restraint
should not move more than 1 inch (25
mm) from side to side. Try to tug it
forward and check to see if the belt holds
the restraint in place. If the restraint is
not secure, tighten the belt as necessary,
or put the restraint in another seat and
test it again. You may need to try a
different child restraint. Not all child restraints fit in all types of vehicles.
9. Check that the retractor is in the ALR
mode by trying to pull more seat belt out
of the retractor. If you cannot pull any
more belt webbing out of the retractor,
the retractor is in the ALR mode.
10. Check to make sure the child restraint is
properly secured prior to each use. If the
seat belt is not locked, repeat steps 3
through 9.
11. If the child restraint is installed in the
front passenger seat, push the ignition
switch to the ON position. The front passenger air bag status light should
illuminate. If this light is not illuminated,
see “Front passenger air bag and status
light” later in this section. Move the child
restraint to another seating position .
Have the system checked by an INFINITI
retailer.
After the child restraint is removed and the seat
belt is fully retracted, the ALR mode (child
restraint mode) is canceled.
Front-facing — step 8
SSS0641
Front-facing — step 11
SSS0481
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Rear-facing
Follow these steps to install a rear-facing child
restraint using the vehicle seat belt in the rear
seat:
1. Child restraints for infants must be used in
the rear-facing direction and therefore
must not be used in the front seat.
If your vehicle is equipped with rear power
seat adjustment, adjust the rear outboard
seats to the upright and rearmost position.
(See “REAR SEATS” earlier in this section.)
2. Position the child restraint on the seat.
Always follow the restraint manufacturer’s
instructions.
3. Route the seat belt tongue through the
child restraint and insert it into the buckle
until you hear and feel the latch engage.
Be sure to follow the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions for belt routing.
4. Pull the shoulder belt until the belt is fully
extended. At this time, the seat belt retractor is in the Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) mode (child restraint mode). It
reverts to the Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) mode when the seat belt is fully
retracted.
SSS0100
Rear-facing — step 3
SSS0654
Rear-facing — step 4
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5. Allow the seat belt to retract. Pull up on
the shoulder belt to remove any slack in
the belt.
6. Remove any additional slack from the
child restraint; press downward and rearward firmly in the center of the child
restraint with your hand to compress the
vehicle seat cushion and seatback while
pulling up on the seat belt.
7. After attaching the child restraint, test it
before you place the child in it. Push it
from side to side while holding the seat
near the seat belt path. The child restraint
should not move more than 1 inch (25 mm)
from side to side. Try to tug it forward and
check to see if the belt holds the restraint
in place. If the restraint is not secure,
tighten the belt as necessary, or put the
restraint in another seat and test it again.
You may need to try a different child
restraint. Not all child restraints fit in all
types of vehicles.
Rear-facing — step 5
SSS0656
Rear-facing — step 6
SSS0657
Rear-facing — step 7
SSS0658
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8. Check that the retractor is in the ALR
mode by trying to pull more seat belt out
of the retractor. If you cannot pull any
more seat belt webbing out of the retractor, the retractor is in the ALR mode.
9. Check to make sure that the child restraint is properly secured prior to each
use. If the seat belt is not locked, repeat
steps 3 through 8.
After the child restraint is removed and the seat
belt fully retracted, the ALR mode (child restraint mode) is canceled.
PRECAUTIONS ON BOOSTER SEATS
WARNING
● Infants and small children should always be
placed in an appropriate child restraint
while riding in the vehicle. Failure to use a
child restraint or booster seat can result in
serious injury or death.
● Infants and small children should never be
carried on your lap. It is not possible for even
the strongest adult to resist the forces of a
severe accident. The child could be crushed
between the adult and parts of the vehicle.
Also, do not put the same seat belt around
both your child and yourself.
● INFINITI recommends that the booster seat
be installed in the rear seat. According to
accident statistics, children are safer when
properly restrained in the rear seat than in
the front seat. If you must install a booster
seat in the front seat, see “BOOSTER SEAT
INSTALLATION” later in this section.
● A booster seat must only be installed in a
seating position that has a lap/shoulder
belt. Failure to use a three-point type seat
belt with a booster seat can result in a serious injury in sudden stop or collision.
● Improper use or improper installation of a
booster seat can increase the risk or severity
of injury for both the child and other occupants of the vehicle and can lead to serious
injury or death in an accident.
● Do not use towels, books, pillows or other
items in place of a booster seat. Items such
as these may move during normal driving or
a collision and result in serious injury or
death. Booster seats are designed to be
used with a lap/shoulder belt. Booster seats
are designed to properly route the lap and
shoulder portions of the seat belt over the
strongest portions of a child’s body to provide the maximum protection during a
collision.
SSS0099
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● Follow all of the booster seat manufacturer’s
instructions for installation and use. When
purchasing a booster seat, be sure to select
one which will fit your child and vehicle. It
may not be possible to properly install some
types of booster seats in your vehicle.
● If the booster seat and seat belt is not used
properly, the risk of a child being injured in a
collision or a sudden stop greatly increases.
● Adjustable seatbacks should be positioned
to fit the booster seat, but as up- right as
possible.
● After placing the child in the booster seat
and fastening the seat belt, make sure the
shoulder portion of the belt is away from the
child’s face and neck and the lap portion of
the belt does not cross the abdomen.
● Do not put the shoulder belt behind the child
or under the child’s arm. If you must install a
booster seat in the front seat, see “BOOSTER
SEAT INSTALLATION” later in this section.
● When your booster seat is not in use, keep it
secured with a seat belt to prevent it from
being thrown around in case of a sudden
stop or accident.
CAUTION
Remember that a booster seat left in a closed
vehicle can become very hot. Check the seating
surface and buckles before placing your child in
the booster seat.
Booster seats of various sizes are offered by
several manufacturers. When selecting any
booster seat, keep the following points in mind:
● Choose only a booster seat with a label
certifying that it complies with Federal Motor
Vehicle Safety Standard 213 or Canadian
Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213.
● Check the booster seat in your vehicle to be
sure it is compatible with the vehicle’s seat
and seat belt system.
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● Make sure the child’s head will be properly
supported by the booster seat or vehicle
seat. The seatback must be at or above the
center of the child’s ears. For example, if a
low back booster seat s1 is chosen, the
vehicle seatback must be at or above the
center of the child’s ears. If the seatback is
lower than the center of the child’s ears, a
high back booster seat s2 should be used.
● If the booster seat is compatible with your
vehicle, place your child in the booster seat
and check the various adjustments to be
sure the booster seat is compatible with
your child. Always follow all recommended
procedures.
All U.S. states and Canadian provinces or territories require that infants and small children be
restrained in an approved child restraint at all
times while the vehicle is being operated.
The instructions in this section apply to booster
seat installation in the rear seats or the front
passenger seat.
BOOSTER SEAT INSTALLATION
WARNING
INFINITI recommends that booster seats be installed in the rear seat. However, if you must
install a booster seat in the front passenger
seat, move the passenger’s seat to the rearmost position.
CAUTION
Do not use the lap/shoulder belt Automatic
Locking Retractor (ALR) mode when using a
booster seat with the seat belts.
Follow these steps to install a booster seat in
the rear seat or in the front passenger seat:
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1. If your vehicle is equipped with rear power
seat adjustment, adjust the rear outboard
seats to the upright and rearmost position. (See “REAR SEATS” earlier in this
section.)
If you must install a booster seat in the front
seat, move the seat to the rearmost position.
2. Position the booster seat on the seat.
Only place it in a front-facing direction.
Always follow the booster seat manufacturer’s instructions.
3. The booster seat should be positioned on
the vehicle seat so that it is stable. If
necessary, adjust or remove the head
restraint to obtain the correct booster
seat fit. (See “HEAD RESTRAINTS” earlier
in this section.)
If the head restraint is removed, store it in a
secure place. Be sure to reinstall the head
restraint when the booster seat is removed.
If the seating position does not have an adjustable head restraint and it is interfering with the
proper booster seat fit, try another seating
position or a different booster seat.
4. Position the lap portion of the seat belt
low and snug on the child’s hips. Be sure
to follow the booster seat manufacturer’s
instructions for adjusting the seat belt
routing.
Front passenger seat
SSS0640
Rear center position
LRS0451
Rear outboard position
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5. Pull the shoulder belt portion of the seat
belt toward the retractor to take up extra
slack. Be sure the shoulder belt is positioned across the top, middle portion of
the child’s shoulder. Be sure to follow the
booster seat manufacturer’s instructions
for adjusting the seat belt routing.
6. Follow the warnings, cautions and instructions for properly fastening a seat
belt shown in the “THREE-POINT TYPE
SEAT BELT” earlier in this section.
7. If the booster seat is installed in the front
passenger seat, push the ignition switch
to the ON position. The front passenger
air bag status light may or may not
be illuminated depending on the size of
the child and the type of booster seat
used. (See “Front passenger air bag and
status light” later in this section.)
Front passenger seat
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PRECAUTIONS ON SUPPLEMENTAL
RESTRAINT SYSTEM
This Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) section contains important information concerning
the following systems:
● Driver and passenger supplemental frontimpact air bag (INFINITI Advanced Air Bag
System)
● Front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bag
● Roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bag
● Seat belt with pretensioner
Supplemental front-impact air bag system: The
INFINITI Advanced Air Bag System can help
cushion the impact force to the head and chest
of the driver and front passenger in certain
frontal collisions.
Front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental
air bag system: This system can help cushion
the impact force to the chest and pelvis area of
the driver and front passenger in certain side
impact collisions. The side air bags are designed to inflate on the side where the vehicle
is impacted.
Roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bag system: This system can help cushion
the impact force to the head of occupants in
front and rear outboard seating positions in
certain side impact collisions. The curtain air
bags are designed to inflate on the side where
the vehicle is impacted.
These supplemental restraint systems are designed to supplement the crash protection provided by the driver and passenger seat belts
and are not a substitute for them. Seat belts
should always be correctly worn and the occupant seated a suitable distance away from the
steering wheel, instrument panel and door finishers. (See “SEAT BELTS” earlier in this section
for instructions and precautions on seat belt
usage.)
The supplemental air bags operate only when
the ignition switch is in the ON position.
After pushing the ignition switch to the ON position, the supplemental air bag warning light illuminates. The supplemental air bag warning light
will turn off after about 7 seconds if the systems
are operational.
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WARNING
● The front air bags ordinarily will not inflate in
the event of a side impact, rear impact, rollover, or lower severity frontal collision. Always wear your seat belts to help reduce the
risk or severity of injury in various kinds of
accidents.
● The front passenger air bag will not inflate if
the passenger air bag status light is lit or if
the front passenger seat is unoccupied. See
“Front passenger air bag and status light”
later in this section.
● The seat belts and the front air bags are most
effective when you are sitting well back and
upright in the seat with both feet on the
floor. The front air bags inflate with great
force. Even with the INFINITI advanced air
bag system, if you are unrestrained, leaning
forward, sitting sideways or out of position
in any way, you are at greater risk of injury or
death in a crash. You may also receive serious or fatal injuries from the front air bag if
you are up against it when it inflates. Always
sit back against the seatback and as faraway as practical from the steering wheel or
instrument panel. Always use the seat belts.
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● The driver and front passenger seat belt
buckles are equipped with sensors that detect if the seat belts are fastened. The Advanced Air Bag System monitors the severity
of a collision and seat belt usage then inflates the air bags. Failure to properly wear
seat belts can increase the risk or severity of
injury in an accident.
● The front passenger seat is equipped with an
occupant classification sensor (pressure
sensor) that turns the front passenger air
bag OFF under some conditions. This sensor
is only used in this seat. Failure to be properly seated and wearing the seat belt can
increase the risk or severity of injury in an
accident. See “Front passenger air bag and
status light” later in this section.
● Keep hands on the outside of the steering
wheel. Placing them inside the steering
wheel rim could increase the risk that they
are injured when the supplemental front air
bag inflates.
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SSS0006
SSS0008
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WARNING
● Never let children ride unrestrained or extend their hands or face out of the window.
Do not attempt to hold them in your lap or
arms. Some examples of dangerous riding
positions are shown in the illustrations.
● Children may be severely injured or killed
when the front air bags, side air bags or
curtain air bags inflate if they are not properly restrained. Pre-teens and children
should be properly restrained in the rear
seat, if possible.
● Even with the INFINITI Advanced Air Bag System, never install a rear-facing child restraint in the front seat. An inflating front air
bag could seriously injure or kill your child.
See “CHILD RESTRAINTS” earlier in this section for details.
SSS0099
SSS0100
Do not lean against doors or windows.
SSS0059A
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WARNING
Front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental
air bags and roof-mounted curtain side-impact
supplemental air bags:
● The side air bags and curtain air bags ordinarily will not inflate in the event of a frontal
impact, rear impact, rollover or lower severity side collision. Always wear your seat
belts to help reduce the risk or severity of
injury in various kinds of accidents.
● The seat belts, the side air bags and curtain
air bags are most effective when you are
sitting well back and upright in the seat with
both feet on the floor. The side air bag and
curtain air bag inflate with great force. Do
not allow anyone to place their hand, leg or
face near the side air bag on the side of the
seatback of the front seat or near the side
roof rails. Do not allow anyone sitting in the
front seats or rear outboard seats to extend
their hand out of the window or lean against
the door. Some examples of dangerous
riding positions are shown in the previous
illustrations.
● When sitting in the rear seat, do not hold
onto the seatback of the front seat. If the
side air bag inflates, you may be seriously
injured. Be especially careful with children,
who should always be properly restrained.
Some examples of dangerous riding positions are shown in the illustrations.
● Do not use seat covers on the front seatbacks. They may interfere with side air bag
inflation.
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1. Crash zone sensor
2. Supplemental front-impact air bag
modules
3. Front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bag modules
4. Occupant classification system control
unit
5. Occupant classification sensor
(pressure sensor)
6. Roof-mounted curtain side-impact
supplemental air bags
7. Roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags inflators
8. Air bag Control Unit (ACU)
9. Satellite sensors
10. Seat belt with pretensioners
INFINITI ADVANCED AIR BAG SYSTEM
(front seats)
This vehicle is equipped with the INFINITI Advanced Air Bag System for the driver and front
passenger seats. This system is designed to
meet certification requirements under U.S.
regulations. It is also permitted in Canada.
However, all of the information, cautions and
warnings in this manual still apply and must be
followed.
The driver supplemental front-impact air bag is
located in the center of the steering wheel. The
passenger supplemental front-impact air bag is
mounted in the instrument panel above the
glove box. The front air bags are designed to
inflate in higher severity frontal collisions, although they may inflate if the forces in another
type of collision are similar to those of a higher
severity frontal impact. They may not inflate in
certain frontal collisions. Vehicle damage (or
lack of it) is not always an indication of proper
front air bag operation.
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The INFINITI Advanced Air Bag System has dual
stage inflators. The system monitors information from the crash zone sensor, the Air bag
Control Unit (ACU), seat belt buckle switches,
occupant classification sensor (pressure sensor) and passenger seat belt tension sensor.
Inflator operation is based on the severity of a
collision and seat belt usage for the driver. For
the front passenger, it additionally monitors the
weight of an occupant or object on the seat and
seat belt tension. Based on information from
the sensors, only one front air bag may inflate
in a crash, depending on the crash severity and
whether the front occupants are belted or unbelted. Additionally, the front passenger air bag
may be automatically turned OFF under some
conditions, depending on the weight detected
on the passenger seat and how the seat belt is
used. If the front passenger air bag is OFF, the
passenger air bag status light will be illuminated (if the seat is unoccupied, the light will
not be illuminated, but the air bag will be off).
(See “Front passenger air bag and status light”
later in this section for further details.) One
front air bag inflating does not indicate improper performance of the system.
If you have any questions about your air bag
system, contact INFINITI or an INFINITI retailer. If
you are considering modification of your vehicle
due to a disability, you may also contact
INFINITI. Contact information is contained in the
front of this Owner’s Manual.
When a front air bag inflates, a fairly loud noise
may be heard, followed by release of smoke.
This smoke is not harmful and does not indicate
a fire. Care should be taken not to inhale it, as
it may cause irritation and choking. Those with
a history of a breathing condition should get
fresh air promptly.
Front air bags, along with the use of seat belts,
help to cushion the impact force on the head
and chest of the front occupants. They can help
save lives and reduce serious injuries. However,
an inflating front air bag may cause facial
abrasions or other injuries. Front air bags do
not provide restraint to the lower body.
Even with INFINITI advanced air bags, seat belts
should be correctly worn and the driver and
passenger seated upright as far as practical
away from the steering wheel or instrument
panel. The front air bags inflate quickly in order
to help protect the front occupants. Because of
this, the force of the front air bag inflating can
increase the risk of injury if the occupant is too
close to, or is against, the front air bag module
during inflation.
The front air bags deflate quickly after a collision.
The front air bags operate only when the ignition
switch is in the ON position.
After pushing the ignition switch to the ON position, the supplemental air bag warning light illuminates. The supplemental air bag warning light
will turn off after about 7 seconds if the system is
operational.
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Front passenger air bag and status
light
WARNING
The front passenger air bag is designed to automatically turn OFF under some conditions.
Read this section carefully to learn how it operates. Proper use of the seat, seat belt and child
restraints is necessary for most effective protection. Failure to follow all instructions in this
manual concerning the use of seats, seat belts
and child restraints can increase the risk or
severity of injury in an accident.
Status light :
The front passenger air bag status light
is located on the overhead console. The light
operates as follows:
● Unoccupied passenger seat: The light
is OFF and the front passenger air bag is OFF
and will not inflate in a crash.
● Passenger seat occupied by a small adult,
child or child restraint as outlined in this
section: The light illuminates to indicate that the front passenger air bag is OFF
and will not inflate in a crash.
● Occupied passenger seat and the passenger
meets the conditions outlined in this section: The light is OFF to indicate that
the front passenger air bag is operational.
Front passenger air bag :
The front passenger air bag is designed to
automatically turn OFF when the vehicle is
operated under some conditions as described
below as permitted by U.S. regulations. If the
front passenger air bag is OFF, it will not inflate
in a crash. The driver air bag and other air bags
in your vehicle are not part of this system.
The purpose of the regulation is to help reduce
the risk of injury or death from an inflating air
bag to certain front passenger seat occupants,
such as children, by requiring the air bag to be
automatically turned OFF. Certain sensors are
used to meet the requirements.
One sensor used is the occupant classification
sensor (pressure sensor). It is in the bottom of
the front passenger seat cushion and is designed to detect an occupant and objects on the
seat by weight. It works together with seat belt
sensors described later. For example, if a child
is in the front passenger seat, the Advanced Air
Bag System is designed to turn the passenger
air bag OFF in accordance with the regulations.
Also, if a child restraint of the type specified in
the regulations is on the seat, its weight and
the child’s weight can be detected and cause
the air bag to turn OFF. The occupant classification sensor operation can vary depending on
the front passenger seat belt sensors.
The front passenger seat belt sensors are designed to detect if the seat belt is buckled and
the amount of tension on the seat belt, such as
when it is in the Automatic Locking Retractor
(ALR) mode (child restraint mode). Based on the
weight on the seat detected by the occupant
classification sensor and the belt tension detected on the seat belt, the Advanced Air Bag
System determines whether the front passenger air bag should be automatically turned OFF
as required by the regulations.
Front passenger air bag status light
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Front passenger seat adult occupants who are
properly seated and using the seat belt as
outlined in this manual should not cause the
passenger air bag to be automatically turned
OFF. For small adults it may be turned OFF,
however, if the occupant takes his/her weight
off the seat cushion (for example, by not sitting
upright, by sitting on an edge of the seat, or by
otherwise being out of position), this could
cause the sensor to turn the air bag OFF. In
addition, if the occupant improperly uses the
seat belt in the ALR mode, this could cause the
air bag to be turned OFF. Always be sure to be
seated and wearing the seat belt properly for
the most effective protection by the seat belt
and supplemental air bag.
INFINITI recommends that pre-teens and children be properly restrained in a rear seat.
INFINITI also recommends that appropriate
child restraints and booster seats be properly
installed in a rear seat. If this is not possible,
the occupant classification sensor and seat belt
sensors are designed to operate as described
above to turn the front passenger air bag OFF
for specified child restraints as required by the
regulations. Failing to properly secure child
restraints and to use the ALR mode may allow
the restraint to tip or move in an accident or
sudden stop. This can also result in the passenger air bag inflating in a crash instead of being
OFF. (See “CHILD RESTRAINTS” earlier in this
section for proper use and installation.)
If the front passenger seat is not occupied, the
passenger air bag is designed not to inflate in a
crash. However, heavy objects placed on the
seat could result in air bag inflation, because of
the object’s weight detected by the occupant
classification sensor. Other conditions could
also result in air bag inflation, such as if a child
is standing on the seat, or if two children are on
the seat, contrary to the instructions in this
manual. Always be sure that you and all vehicle
occupants are seated and restrained properly.
Using the passenger air bag status light, you
can monitor when the front passenger air bag is
automatically turned OFF with the seat occupied. The light will not illuminate when the front
passenger seat is unoccupied.
If an adult occupant is in the seat but the
passenger air bag status light is illuminated
(indicating that the air bag is OFF), it could be
that the person is a small adult, or is not sitting
on the seat properly or not using the seat belt
properly.
If a child restraint must be used in the front
seat, the passenger air bag status light may or
may not be illuminated, depending on the size
of the child and the type of child restraint being
used. If the passenger air bag status light is not
illuminated (indicating that the air bag might
inflate in a crash), it could be that the child
restraint or seat belt is not being used properly.
Make sure that the child restraint is installed
properly, the seat belt is used properly and the
occupant is positioned properly. If the passenger air bag status light is not illuminated,
reposition the occupant or child restraint in a
rear seat.
If the passenger air bag status light will not
illuminate even though you believe that the
child restraint, the seat belts and the occupant
are properly positioned, the system may be
sensing an unoccupied seat (in which case the
air bag is OFF). Your INFINITI retailer can check
that the system is OFF by using a special tool.
However, until you have confirmed with your
retailer that your air bag is working properly,
reposition the occupant or child restraint in a
rear seat.
The INFINITI advanced air bag system and passenger air bag status light will take a few
seconds to register a change in the passenger
seat status. For example, if a large adult who is
sitting in the front passenger seat exits the
vehicle, the passenger air bag status light will
change from OFF to ON for a few seconds and
then to OFF. This is normal system operation
and does not indicate a malfunction.
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If a malfunction occurs in the front passenger
air bag system, the supplemental air bag warning light , located in the meter and
gauges area, will blink. Have the system
checked by an INFINITI retailer.
Other supplemental front-impact air
bag precautions
WARNING
● Do not place any objects on the steering
wheel pad or on the instrument panel. Also,
do not place any objects between any occupant and the steering wheel or instrument
panel. Such objects may become dangerous
projectiles and cause injury if the front air
bag inflates.
● Immediately after inflation, several front air
bag system components will be hot. Do not
touch them; you may severely burn yourself.
● No unauthorized changes should be made to
any components or wiring of the supplemental air bag system. This is to prevent accidental inflation of the supplemental air bag or
damage to the supplemental air bag system.
● Do not make unauthorized changes to your
vehicle’s electrical system, suspension system or front end structure. This could affect
proper operation of the front air bag system.
● Tampering with the air bag system may result in serious personal injury. Tampering
includes changes to the steering wheel and
the instrument panel assembly by placing
material over the steering wheel pad and
above the instrument panel or by installing
additional trim material around the air bag
system.
● Modifying or tampering with the front passenger seat may result in serious personal
injury. For example, do not change the front
seats by placing material on the seat cushion or by installing additional trim material,
such as seat covers, on the seat that is not
specifically designed to assure proper air
bag operation. Additionally, do not stow any
objects under the front passenger seat or the
seat cushion and seatback. Such objects
may interfere with the proper operation of
the occupant classification sensor (pressure
sensor).
● No unauthorized changes should be made to
any components or wiring of the seat belt
system. This may affect the front air bag
system. Tampering with the seat belt system
may result in serious personal injury.
● Maintenance on and around the front air bag
system should be done by an INFINITI retailer. Installation of electrical equipment
should also be done by an INFINITI retailer.
The Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
wiring harnesses* should not be modified or
disconnected. Unauthorized electrical test
equipment and probing devices should not
be used on the air bag system.
● A cracked windshield should be replaced immediately by a qualified repair facility. A
cracked windshield could affect the function
of the supplemental air bag system.
* The SRS wiring harness connectors are yellow
and orange for easy identification.
When selling your vehicle, we request that you
inform the buyer about the front air bag system
and guide the buyer to the appropriate sections
in this Owner’s Manual.
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FRONT SEAT-MOUNTED SIDE-IMPACT
SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAGS AND
ROOF-MOUNTED CURTAIN SIDE-
IMPACT SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG
SYSTEMS
The side air bags are located in the outside of
the seatback of the front seats. The curtain air
bags are located in the side roof rails. These
systems are designed to meet voluntary guidelines to help reduce the risk of injury to out-ofposition occupants. However, all of the information, cautions and warnings in this manual still
apply and must be followed. The side air bags
and curtain air bags are designed to inflate in
higher severity side collisions, although they
may inflate if the forces in another type of
collision are similar to those of a higher severity
side impact. They are designed to inflate on the
side where the vehicle is impacted. They may
not inflate in certain side collisions on the side
where the vehicle is impacted.
Vehicle damage (or lack of it) is not always an
indication of proper side air bag and curtain air
bag operation.
When the side air bags and curtain air bags
inflate, a fairly loud noise may be heard, followed by release of smoke. This smoke is not
harmful and does not indicate a fire. Care
should be taken not to inhale it, as it may cause
irritation and choking. Those with a history of a
breathing condition should get fresh air
promptly.
Side air bags, along with the use of seat belts,
help to cushion the impact force on the chest
and pelvic area of the front occupants. Curtain
air bags help to cushion the impact force to the
head of occupants in the front and rear outboard seating positions. They can help save
lives and reduce serious injuries. However, an
inflating side air bag and curtain air bag may
cause abrasions or other injuries. Side air bags
and curtain air bags do not provide restraint to
the lower body.
The seat belts should be correctly worn and the
driver and passenger seated upright as far as
practical away from the side air bag. Rear seat
passengers should be seated as far away as
practical from the door finishers and side roof
rails. The side air bags and curtain air bags
inflate quickly in order to help protect the
occupants. Because of this, the force of the side
air bag and curtain air bag inflating can increase the risk of injury if the occupant is too
close to, or is against, these air bag modules
during inflation. The side air bag and curtain air
bag will deflate quickly after the collision is
over.
The side air bags and curtain air bags operate
only when the ignition switch is in the ON position.
After pushing the ignition switch to the ON position, the supplemental air bag warning light illuminates. The supplemental air bag warning light
will turn off after about 7 seconds if the systems
are operational.
WARNING
● Do not place any objects near the seatback
of the front seats. Also, do not place any
objects (an umbrella, bag, etc.) between the
front door finisher and the front seat. Such
objects may become dangerous projectiles
and cause injury if a side air bag inflates.
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● Right after inflation, several side air bag and
curtain air bag system components will be
hot. Do not touch them; you may severely
burn yourself.
● No unauthorized changes should be made to
any components or wiring of the side air bag
and curtain air bag systems. This is to prevent damage to or accidental inflation of the
side air bag and curtain air bag systems.
● Do not make unauthorized changes to your
vehicle’s electrical system, suspension system or side panel. This could affect proper
operation of the side air bag and curtain air
bag systems.
● Tampering with the side air bag system may
result in serious personal injury. For example, do not change the front seats by placing material near the seatbacks or by installing additional trim material, such as seat
covers, around the side air bag.
● Work around and on the side air bag and
curtain air bag system should be done by an
INFINITI retailer. Installation of electrical
equipment should also be done by an
INFINITI retailer. The Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) wiring harnesses*
should not be modified or disconnected. Unauthorized electrical test equipment and
probing devices should not be used on the
side air bag or curtain air bag system.
* The SRS wiring harness connectors are yellow
and orange for easy identification.
When selling your vehicle, we request that you
inform the buyer about the side air bag and
curtain air bag systems and guide the buyer to
the appropriate sections in this Owner’s
Manual.
SEAT BELTS WITH PRETENSIONERS
(front seats)
WARNING
● The pretensioners cannot be reused after activation. They must be replaced together
with the retractor and buckle as a unit.
● If the vehicle becomes involved in a frontal
collision but a pretensioner is not activated,
be sure to have the pretensioner system
checked and, if necessary, replaced by an
INFINITI retailer.
● No unauthorized changes should be made to
any components or wiring of the pretensioner system. This is to prevent damage to
or accidental activation of the pretensioners. Tampering with the pretensioner system may result in serious personal injury.
● Work around and on the pretensioner system should be done by an INFINITI retailer.
Installation of electrical equipment should
also be done by an INFINITI retailer. Unauthorized electrical test equipment and probing devices should not be used on the pretensioner system.
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● If you need to dispose of a pretensioner or
scrap the vehicle, contact an INFINITI retailer. Correct pretensioner disposal procedures are set forth in the appropriate
INFINITI Service Manual. Incorrect disposal
procedures could cause personal injury.
The pretensioner system activates in conjunction with the front air bag system. Working with
the seat belt retractor, it helps tighten the seat
belt when the vehicle becomes involved in
certain types of collisions, helping to restrain
front seat occupants.
The pretensioner is encased with the seat belt
retractor. These seat belts are used the same
way as conventional seat belts.
When a pretensioner activates, smoke is released and a loud noise may be heard. The
smoke is not harmful, and it does not indicate a
fire. Care should be taken not to inhale it as it
may cause irritation and choking. Those with a
history of a breathing condition should get
fresh air promptly.
After pretensioner activation, load limiters allow the seat belt to release webbing (if necessary) to reduce forces against the chest.
If any abnormality occurs in the pretensioner
system, the supplemental air bag warning light
will not come on, will flash intermittently
or will turn on for 7 seconds and remain on after
the ignition switch has been pushed to the ON
position. In this case, the pretensioner system
may not function properly. They must be
checked and repaired. Take your vehicle to the
nearest INFINITI retailer.
When selling your vehicle, we request that you
inform the buyer about the pretensioner system
and guide the buyer to the appropriate sections
in this Owner’s Manual.
SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG WARNING
LABELS
Warning labels about the supplemental frontimpact air bag are placed in the vehicle as
shown in the illustration.
s1 SRS air bag
The warning labels are located on the surface of
the sun visors.
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SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG WARNING
LIGHT
The supplemental air bag warning light, displaying in the instrument panel, monitors the circuits of the supplemental frontimpact air bag, front seat-mounted side-impact
supplemental air bag, roof-mounted curtain
side-impact supplemental air bag and seat belt
pretensioner systems. The monitored circuits
include the Air bag Control Unit (ACU), satellite
sensors, occupant classification system, crash
zone sensor, front air bag modules, side air bag
modules, curtain air bag modules, pretensioners and all related wiring.
When the ignition switch is in the ON position,
the supplemental air bag warning light illuminates for about 7 seconds and then turns off.
This means the system is operational.
If any of the following conditions occur, the
front air bag, side air bag, curtain air bag and
pretensioner systems need servicing:
● The supplemental air bag warning light remains on after approximately 7 seconds.
● The supplemental air bag warning light
flashes intermittently.
● The supplemental air bag warning light does
not come on at all.
Under these conditions, the front air bag, side
air bag, curtain air bag or pretensioner systems
may not operate properly. They must be
checked and repaired. Take your vehicle to the
nearest INFINITI retailer.
WARNING
If the supplemental air bag warning light is on,
it could mean that the front air bag, side air
bag, curtain air bag and/or pretensioner systems will not operate in an accident. To help
avoid injury to yourself or others, have your
vehicle checked by a retailer as soon as
possible.
REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT
PROCEDURE
The front air bags, side air bags, curtain air
bags and pretensioners are designed to activate on a one-time-only basis. As a reminder,
unless it is damaged, the supplemental air bag
warning light will remain illuminated after inflation has occurred. Repair and replacement of
these systems should be done only by an
INFINITI retailer.
When maintenance work is required on the
vehicle, the front air bags, side air bags, curtain
air bags, pretensioners and related parts
should be pointed out to the person conducting
the maintenance. The ignition switch should
always be in the LOCK position when working
under the hood or inside the vehicle.
WARNING
● Once a front air bag, side air bag or curtain
air bag has inflated, the air bag module will
not function again and must be replaced.
Additionally, if any of the front air bags inflate, the activated pretensioner system
must also be replaced. The air bag module
and pretensioners should be replaced by an
INFINITI retailer. The air bag modules and
pretensioner system cannot be repaired.
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● The front air bag, side air bag and curtain air
bag systems and pretensioner system
should be inspected by an INFINITI retailer if
there is any damage to the front end or side
portion of the vehicle.
● If you need to dispose of the supplemental
air bag, pretensioner systems or scrap the
vehicle, contact an INFINITI retailer. Correct
supplemental air bag and pretensioner system disposal procedures are set forth in the
appropriate INFINITI Service Manual. Incorrect disposal procedures could cause personal injury.
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MEMO
2 Instruments and controls
Cockpit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Instrument panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
Meters and gauges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
Speedometer and odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
Engine coolant temperature gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
Fuel gauge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
Meter/ring illumination and needle sweep. . . . . . . . 2-8
Compass (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-9
Zone variation change procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-10
Warning/indicator lights and audible reminders. . . . . 2-12
Checking bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-13
Warning lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-13
Indicator lights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-18
Audible reminders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-20
Dot matrix liquid crystal display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-21
Indicators for operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-22
Security systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-24
Vehicle security system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-24
INFINITI Vehicle Immobilizer System . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-25
Windshield wiper and washer switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-27
Rain-sensing auto wiper system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-28
Rear window and outside mirror defroster switch . . . 2-28
Headlight and turn signal switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-29
Xenon headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-29
Headlight switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-29
Turn signal switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-33
Fog light switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-33
Hazard warning flasher switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-33
Horn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-34
Heated seats (rear seats) (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . 2-34
Climate controlled seats (front seats) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-35
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) switch
(if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-36
SNOW mode switch (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-37
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) OFF switch . . . . . . . . . . 2-37
Clock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-38
Adjusting the time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-38
Power outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-38
Cigarette lighter and ashtrays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-39
Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-39
Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-39
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-40
Cup holders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-40
Sunglasses holder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-41
Glove box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-41
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Console box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-42
Coat hooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-43
Cargo net (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-43
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-43
Power windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-43
Moonroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-46
Automatic moonroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-46
Rear control cancel switch (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . 2-47
Rear sunshade (if so equipped). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-47
Interior lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-48
Map lights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-49
Personal lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-49
Interior light control switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-49
Vanity mirror lights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-50
Trunk light. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-51
HomeLinkT Universal Transceiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-51
Programming HomeLinkT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-51
Programming HomeLinkT for Canadian
customers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-53
Operating the HomeLinkT Universal
Transceiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-53
Programming trouble-diagnosis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-54
Clearing the programmed information . . . . . . . . . . . 2-54
Reprogramming a single HomeLinkT button . . . . . 2-54
If your vehicle is stolen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-54
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1. Instrument brightness control switch
(P. 2-32)
2. Outside mirror remote control switch
(P. 3-24)
3. Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS)
switch (P. 2-31)
4. Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) OFF switch
(P. 2-37)
5. Headlight, fog light and turn signal switch
(P. 2-29)
6. Steering-wheel-mounted controls
(left side)
— ENTER switch (if so equipped)
(P. 4-6, P. 4-58)
— For audio system (P. 4-58)
— For phone system (P. 4-74, P. 4-84)
— For voice recognition system
(if so equipped) (P. 4-98)
7. Windshield wiper and washer switch
(P. 2-27)
8. Steering-wheel-mounted controls
(right side)
— Cruise control switches (P. 5-23)
— Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) switches
(if so equipped) (P. 5-25)
— Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) switch
(if so equipped) (P. 5-16)
9. Hood release handle (P. 3-17)
10. Trunk lid release switch (P. 3-18)
11. Lane Departure Warning (LDW) switch
(if so equipped) (P. 2-36, P. 5-16)
12. Intelligent Key port (P. 5-9)
13. Tilting/telescopic steering wheel switch
(P. 3-22)
14. Steering wheel
— Horn (P. 2-34)
— Driver supplemental air bag (P. 1-40)
15. Automatic Transmission (AT) selector
lever (P. 5-11)
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1. Side ventilator (P. 4-28)
2. Meters and gauges (P. 2-5)
3. Center ventilator (P. 4-28)
4. Security indicator light (P. 2-26)
5. Hazard warning flasher switch (P. 2-33)
6. Automatic climate control system
(P. 4-29)
7. Center multi-function control panel
— Navigation system* (if so equipped)
— Vehicle information and setting buttons
(P. 4-7) — Phone system (P. 4-74, P. 4-84)
— Audio system (P. 4-34)
8. Front passenger supplemental air bag
(P. 1-40)
9. Fuse box cover (P. 8-25)
10. Parking brake
— Operation (P. 5-16)
— Parking (P. 5-48)
11. Push-button ignition switch (P. 5-8)
12. Clock (P. 2-38)
13. Climate controlled seat switch
(if so equipped) (P. 2-35)
14. Snow mode switch (if so equipped)
(P. 2-37)
15. Rear sunshade switch (if so equipped)
(P. 2-47)
16. Rear control cancel switch (if so
equipped) (P. 2-47) or Climate controlled
seat switch (if so equipped)
(P. 2-35)
17. Climate controlled seat switch
(if so equipped) (P. 2-35)
18. Cigarette lighter and ashtrays (P. 2-39)
19. CompactFlash card slot (if so equipped)
(P. 4-34)
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20. Audio system (P. 4-34)
21. Glove box lid release button (P. 2-41)
22. Trunk release power cancel switch
(P. 3-19)
*: Refer to the separate Navigation System
Owner’s Manual.
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1. Engine coolant temperature gauge*
2. Tachometer*
3. Warning/Indicator lights
4. Speedometer*
5. Fuel gauge*
6. Meter illumination control knob
7. Dot matrix liquid crystal display
8. Odometer/twin trip odometer
9. TRIP/RESET knob for twin trip odometer
*: The needle indicators in the meters and
gauges may move slightly after the ignition
switch is pushed to the LOCK position. This is
not a malfunction.
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SPEEDOMETER AND ODOMETER
Speedometer
The speedometer indicates vehicle speed in
miles per hour (MPH) and kilometers per hour
(km/h).
Odometer/twin trip odometer
The odometer s1 and twin trip odometer s2 are
displayed when the ignition switch is in the ON
position.
The odometer records the total distance the
vehicle has been driven.
The twin trip odometer records the distance of
individual trips.
Changing the display :
Pushing the TRIP/RESET knob s3 at the bottom
right of the combination meter panel changes
the display as follows:
TRIP A → TRIP B → TRIP A
Resetting the trip odometer :
Pushing the TRIP/RESET switch s3 for more
than 1 second resets the trip odometer to zero.
Average fuel economy and distance to empty
information is also available. (See “HOW TO
USE STATUS BUTTON” in the “4. Monitor, climate, audio, phone and voice recognition systems” section.)
TACHOMETER
The tachometer indicates engine speed in revolutions per minute (RPM). Do not rev the engine
into the red zone s1 .
The scale length and the red zone vary with the
engine model.
CAUTION
When engine speed approaches the red zone,
shift to a higher gear or reduce engine speed.
Operating the engine in the red zone may cause
serious engine damage.
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ENGINE COOLANT TEMPERATURE
GAUGE
The gauge indicates the engine coolant temperature.
The engine coolant temperature is within the
normal range when the gauge needle points
within the zone s1 shown in the illustration.
The engine coolant temperature varies with the
outside air temperature and driving conditions.
CAUTION
If the gauge indicates engine coolant temperature near the hot (H) end of the normal range,
reduce vehicle speed to decrease temperature.
If gauge is over the normal range, stop the
vehicle as soon as safely possible. If the engine
is overheated, continued operation of the vehicle may seriously damage the engine. See “IF
YOUR VEHICLE OVERHEATS” in the “6. In case of
emergency” section for immediate action
required.
FUEL GAUGE
The gauge indicates the approximate fuel level
in the tank.
The gauge may move slightly during braking,
turning, acceleration, or going up or down hills.
The gauge needle returns to E (Empty) after the
ignition switch is pushed to the LOCK position.
Refill the fuel tank before the gauge registers
“E” (Empty).
The low fuel warning s1 appears when
the fuel tank is getting low. Refuel as soon as it
is convenient, preferably before the gauge
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reaches “E”. There will be a small reserve of fuel
in the tank when the fuel gauge needle reaches
“E”.
The indicates that the fuel-filler door is
located on the passenger’s side of the vehicle.
CAUTION
● If the vehicle runs out of fuel, the
malfunction indicator light (MIL) may come
on. Refuel as soon as possible. After a few
driving trips, the light should turn off.
If the light remains on after a few driving
trips, have the vehicle inspected by an
INFINITI retailer.
● For additional information, see “Malfunction
Indicator Light (MIL)” later in this section.
METER/RING ILLUMINATION AND
NEEDLE SWEEP
The ring illumination surrounding meters and
gauges illuminates when the driver’s door is
closed after getting into the vehicle with the
Intelligent Key carried in.
When the engine is started, the indicator
needles will sweep in the speedometer and
tachometer and the ring illumination will be
brightened gradually.
Meter illumination control knob
The meter illumination control knob s1 operates when the headlight switch is in the AUTO
(not lighting) or OFF position with the ignition
switch in the ON position.
To adjust the brightness of the meters, push the
control knob several times until the desired
brightness is achieved.
To turn the ring illumination and needle sweep
on and off, push the control knob and hold it for
1 second.
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When the ignition switch is pushed to the ON
position, the compass display sB will indicate
the direction of the vehicle’s heading.
If the display reads “C”, calibrate the compass
by driving the vehicle in 3 complete circles at
less than 5 MPH (8 km/h). You can also calibrate the compass by driving your vehicle on
your everyday route. The compass will be calibrated once it has tracked 3 complete circles.
To turn on and off the compass manually, push
the switch sA while the ignition switch is
in the ON position.
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ZONE VARIATION CHANGE
PROCEDURE
The difference between magnetic north and
geographical north is known as variance. In
some areas, this difference can sometimes be
great enough to cause false compass readings.
Follow these instructions to set the variance for
your particular location if this happens:
1. Push the switch for more than 3
seconds. The current zone number will
appear in the display.
2. Find your current location and variance
number on the zone map.
NOTE:
Use zone number 5 for Hawaii.
3. Push the switch repeatedly until
the new zone number appears in the
display, then release the switch. After you
release the switch, the display will show a
compass direction within a few seconds.
● If the compass deviates from the correct
indication soon after repeated adjustment,
have the compass checked at an INFINITI
retailer.
● The compass may not indicate the correct
compass point in tunnels or while driving upZone map
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or down a steep hill. (The compass returns to
the correct compass point when the vehicle
moves to an area where the geomagnetism
is stabilized.)
CAUTION
● Do not install a ski rack, antenna, etc., which
are attached to the vehicle by means of a
magnet. They affect the operation of the
compass.
● When cleaning the mirror, use a paper towel
or similar material dampened with glass
cleaner. Do not spray glass cleaner directly
on the mirror as it may cause the liquid
cleaner to enter the mirror housing.
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All-Wheel Drive (AWD) warning light
(AWD models)*
Lane departure warning light (orange)* Cruise set switch indicator light
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) warning light
Low fuel warning light Front passenger air bag status light
Low tire pressure warning light High beam indicator light
Automatic Transmission (AT) check
warning light Low washer fluid warning light
Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) system
MAIN switch indicator light (green)*
Brake warning light
Preview Function warning light
(orange)*
Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) ON
indicator light (green)*
Rear Active Steer warning light* Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
Charge warning light Seat belt warning light Slip indicator light
Door open warning light Supplemental air bag warning light Small light indicator lights
Engine oil pressure warning light Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS)indicator light Turn signal/hazard indicator lights
Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) system warning light (orange)*
Automatic Transmission (AT) position
indicator light
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) off
indicator light
Intelligent Key system warning light Cruise main switch indicator light(green) *: if so equipped
WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTS AND
AUDIBLE REMINDERS
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CHECKING BULBS
With all doors closed, apply the parking brake
and push the ignition switch to the ON position
without starting the engine. The following lights
will come on:
, or , , ,
, , , ,
The following lights come on briefly and then go
off (if so equipped):
, or , , ,
, , , ,
If any light does not come on, it may indicate a
burned-out bulb or an open circuit in the electrical system. Have the system checked by an
INFINITI retailer.
WARNING LIGHTS
All-Wheel Drive (AWD)
warning light (AWD models)
The light comes on when the ignition switch is
pushed to the ON position. It turns off soon
after the engine is started.
If the All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system malfunctions, or the diameter of the front and the rear
wheels are different, the warning light will
either remain illuminated or blink. (See “ALLWHEEL DRIVE (AWD)” in the “5. Starting and
driving” section.)
CAUTION
● If the warning light comes on while driving
there may be a malfunction in the AWD system. Reduce the vehicle speed and have your
vehicle checked by an INFINITI retailer as
soon as possible.
● If the AWD warning light blinks while
driving:
– blinks rapidly (about twice a second):
Pull off the road in a safe area, and idle the
engine. The driving mode will change to
2WD to prevent the AWD system from
malfunctioning. If the warning light turns
off, you can drive again.
– blinks slowly (about once every 2 seconds):
Pull off the road in a safe area, and idle the
engine. Check that all tire sizes are the
same, tire pressure is correct and tires are
not worn.
● If the warning light is still on after the above
operations, have your vehicle checked by an
INFINITI retailer as soon as possible.
or Anti-lock Braking
System (ABS)
warning light
When the ignition switch is in the ON position,
the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) warning
light illuminates and then turns off. This indicates the ABS is operational.
If the ABS warning light illuminates while the
engine is running, or while driving, it may
indicate the ABS is not functioning properly.
Have the system checked by an INFINITI retailer.
If an ABS malfunction occurs, the anti-lock
function is turned off. The brake system then
operates normally, but without anti-lock assistance. (See “BRAKE SYSTEM” in the “5. Starting
and driving” section.)
Automatic Transmission (AT)
check warning light
When the ignition switch is pushed to the ON
position, the light comes on for 2 seconds. If
the light comes on at any other time, it may
indicate the transmission is not functioning
properly. Have your INFINITI retailer check and
repair the transmission.
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or Brake warning
light
This light functions for both the parking brake
and the foot brake systems.
Parking brake indicator :
When the ignition switch is in the ON position,
the light comes on when the parking brake is
applied.
Low brake fluid warning light :
When the ignition switch is in the ON position,
the light warns of a low brake fluid level. If the
light comes on while the engine is running with
the parking brake not applied, stop the vehicle
and perform the following:
1. Check the brake fluid level. Add brake
fluid as necessary. (See “BRAKE FLUID” in
the “8. Maintenance and do-it-yourself”
section.)
2. If the brake fluid level is correct, have the
warning system checked by an INFINITI
retailer.
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) warning indicator :
When the parking brake is released and the
brake fluid level is sufficient, if both the brake
warning light and the Anti-lock Braking System
(ABS) warning light illuminate, it may indicate
the ABS is not functioning properly. Have the
brake system checked, and if necessary repaired, by an INFINITI retailer promptly. (See
“Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) warning light”
earlier in this section.)
WARNING
● Your brake system may not be working properly if the warning light is on. Driving could
be dangerous. If you judge it to be safe, drive
carefully to the nearest service station for
repairs. Otherwise, have your vehicle towed
because driving it could be dangerous.
● Pressing the brake pedal with the engine
stopped and/or low brake fluid level may
increase your stopping distance and braking
will require greater pedal effort as well as
pedal travel.
● If the brake fluid level is below the minimum
or MIN mark on the brake fluid reservoir, do
not drive until the brake system has been
checked at an INFINITI retailer.
Charge warning light
If the light comes on while the engine is running, it may indicate the charging system is not
functioning properly. Turn the engine off and
check the alternator belt. If the belt is loose,
broken, missing or if the light remains on, see
an INFINITI retailer immediately.
CAUTION
Do not continue driving if the alternator belt is
loose, broken or missing.
Door open warning light
This light comes on when any of the doors are
not closed securely while the ignition switch is
in the ON position.
Engine oil pressure warning
light
This light warns of low engine oil pressure. If
the light flickers or comes on during normal
driving, pull off the road in a safe area, stop the
engine immediately and call an INFINITI retailer
or other authorized repair shop.
The engine oil pressure warning light is not designed to indicate a low oil level. Use the dipstick to check the oil level. (See “ENGINE OIL” in
the “8. Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section.)
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CAUTION
Running the engine with the engine oil pressure warning light on could cause serious damage to the engine almost immediately. Such
damage is not covered by warranty. Turn off the
engine as soon as it is safe to do so.
Intelligent Cruise Control
(ICC) system warning light
(orange; if so equipped)
This light comes on if there is a malfunction in
the Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) system.
If the warning light comes on, park the vehicle
in a safe place. Turn the engine off, restart the
engine, resume driving and set the ICC system
again.
If it is not possible to set the system or the
indicator stays on, it may indicate that the system is malfunctioning. Although the vehicle is
still driveable under normal conditions, have the
vehicle checked at an INFINITI retailer.
See “INTELLIGENT CRUISE CONTROL (ICC) SYS-
TEM” in the “5. Starting and driving” section.
Intelligent Key system
warning light
After the ignition switch is pushed to the ON
position, this light comes on for about 2 seconds and then turns off.
This light warns of a malfunction with the
electrical steering lock system or the Intelligent
Key system.
If the light comes on while the engine is
stopped, it may be impossible to free the
steering lock or to start the engine. If the light
comes on while the engine is running, you can
drive the vehicle. However in these cases, contact an INFINITI retailer for repair as soon as
possible.
See “INTELLIGENT KEY SYSTEM” in the “3. Predriving checks and adjustments” section.
Lane departure warning light
(orange; if so equipped)
When the ignition switch is pushed to the ON
position, the light will come on in orange, turn
green, and then turn off. This indicates that the
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) systems are operational.
While the LDW and/or LDP system is on, the
light will blink in orange and a warning chime
will sound if the vehicle is traveling close to
either the left or the right of a traveling lane
with detectable lane markers.
If the light comes on in orange and remains on,
it may indicate that the LDW and LDP systems
are not functioning properly. Have the systems
checked by an INFINITI retailer.
See “LANE DEPARTURE WARNING (LDW)
SYSTEM/LANE DEPARTURE PREVENTION (LDP)
SYSTEM” in the “5. Starting and driving” section.
Low fuel warning light
This light comes on when the fuel in the tank is
getting low. Refuel as soon as it is convenient,
preferably before the fuel gauge reaches “E”
(Empty).
There will be a small reserve of fuel remaining in
the tank when the fuel gauge needle reaches “E”
(Empty).
Low tire pressure warning
light
Your vehicle is equipped with a Tire Pressure
Monitoring System (TPMS) that monitors the
tire pressure of all tires except the spare.
The low tire pressure warning light warns of low
tire pressure or indicates that the TPMS is not
functioning properly.
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After the ignition switch is pushed ON, this light
illuminates for about 1 second and turns off.
Low tire pressure warning :
If the vehicle is being driven with low tire
pressure, the warning light will illuminate. If
you select the tire pressure information in the
display, the LOW PRESSURE information will be
displayed. The tire pressure for each tire will
also be displayed.
When the low tire pressure warning light illuminates, you should stop and adjust the tire
pressure to the recommended COLD tire pressure shown on the Tire and Loading Information
label. The low tire pressure warning light does
not automatically turn off when the tire pressure is adjusted. After the tire is inflated to the
recommended pressure, the vehicle must be
driven at speeds above 16 MPH (25 km/h) to
activate the TPMS and turn off the low tire
pressure warning light. Use a tire pressure
gauge to check the tire pressure.
For additional information, see “TIRE PRESSURE
MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)” in the “5. Starting and driving” section and “TIRE PRESSURE
MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)” in the “6. In case
of emergency” section. For the tire pressure
information display, see “HOW TO USE INFO
BUTTON” in the “4. Monitor, climate, audio,
phone and voice recognition systems” section.
TPMS malfunction :
If the TPMS is not functioning properly, the low
tire pressure warning light will flash for approximately 1 minute when the ignition switch is
pushed ON. The light will remain on after 1
minute. Have the system checked by an INFINITI
retailer.
For additional information, see “TIRE PRESSURE
MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)” in the “5. Starting and driving” section.
WARNING
● If the light does not illuminate with the ignition switch pushed ON, have the vehicle
checked by an INFINITI retailer as soon as
possible.
● If the light illuminates while driving, avoid
sudden steering maneuvers or abrupt braking, reduce vehicle speed, pull off the road to
a safe location and stop the vehicle as soon
as possible. Driving with under-inflated tires
may permanently damage the tires and increase the likelihood of tire failure. Serious
vehicle damage could occur and may lead to
an accident and could result in serious personal injury. Check the tire pressure for all
four tires. Adjust the tire pressure to the recommended COLD tire pressure shown on the
Tire and Loading Information label to turn
the low tire pressure warning light OFF. If the
light stays on after adjusting the tire pressure and driving over 16 MPH (25 km/h), have
the system checked by an INFINITI retailer. If
you have a flat tire, replace it with a spare
tire as soon as possible.
● When a spare tire is mounted or a wheel is
replaced, tire pressure will not be indicated,
the TPMS will not function and the low tire
pressure warning light will flash for approximately 1 minute. The light will remain on
after 1 minute. Contact your INFINITI retailer
as soon as possible for tire replacement
and/or system resetting.
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● Replacing tires with those not originally
specified by INFINITI could affect the proper
operation of the TPMS.
CAUTION
● The TPMS is not a substitute for the regular
tire pressure check. Be sure to check the tire
pressure regularly.
● If the vehicle is being driven at speeds of less
than 16 MPH (25 km/h), the TPMS may not
operate correctly.
● Be sure to correctly install the specified size
of tires to the four wheels.
Low washer fluid warning
light
This light comes on when the washer tank fluid
is at a low level. Add washer fluid as necessary.
See “WINDOW WASHER FLUID” in the “8. Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section.
Preview Function warning
light (orange; if so equipped)
The light comes on if there is a malfunction in
the Brake Assist (with Preview Function) system.
If the warning light comes on, park the vehicle
in a safe place. Turn the engine off, restart the
engine, resume driving and set the ICC system
again.
If it is not possible to set the system or the
indicator stays on, it may indicate that the system is malfunctioning. Although the vehicle is
still driveable under normal conditions, have the
vehicle checked at an INFINITI retailer.
See “PREVIEW FUNCTION (for Intelligent Cruise
Control (ICC) system equipped models)” in the
“5. Starting and driving” section.
Rear Active Steer warning
light (if so equipped)
If the light comes on while the engine is running, it may indicate that there is a malfunction
with the Rear Active Steer portion of the steering system. Have the system checked by an
INFINITI retailer.
For further information about the Rear Active
Steer system, see “REAR ACTIVE STEER SYSTEM” in the “5. Starting and driving” section.
If a malfunction occurs in the system, the Rear
Active Steer function will cease but driving can
be continued.
If the light comes on while you are driving, contact an INFINITI retailer for repair.
Seat belt warning
light
The light and chime remind you to fasten seat
belts. The light illuminates whenever the ignition switch is pushed to the ON position, and
will remain illuminated until the driver’s seat
belt is fastened. At the same time, the chime
will sound for about 6 seconds unless the
driver’s seat belt is securely fastened.
The seat belt warning light for the front passenger will illuminate if the seat belt is not fastened
when the front passenger’s seat is occupied.
For 5 seconds after the ignition switch is in the
ON position, the system does not activate the
warning light for the front passenger.
See “SEAT BELTS” in the “1. Safety — Seats,
seat belts and supplemental restraint system”
section for precautions on seat belt usage.
Supplemental air bag
warning light
After pushing the ignition switch to the ON
position, the supplemental air bag warning
light will illuminate. The supplemental air bag
warning light will turn off after about 7 seconds
if the supplemental front air bag and supplemental side air bag, curtain side-impact air bag
systems and/or pretensioner seat belt are operational.
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If any of the following conditions occur, the
front air bag, side air bag, curtain air bag and
pretensioner systems need servicing and your
vehicle must be taken to your nearest INFINITI
retailer.
● The supplemental air bag warning light remains on after approximately 7 seconds.
● The supplemental air bag warning light
flashes intermittently.
● The supplemental air bag warning light does
not come on at all.
Unless checked and repaired, the supplemental
restraint system (air bag system) and/or the
pretensioners may not function properly.
For additional information, see “SUPPLEMENTAL
RESTRAINT SYSTEM” in the “1. Safety — Seats,
seat belts and supplemental restraint system”
section.
WARNING
If the supplemental air bag warning light is on,
it could mean that the front air bag, side air
bag, curtain air bag and/or pretensioner systems will not operate in an accident. To help
avoid injury to yourself or others, have your
vehicle checked by an INFINITI retailer as soon
as possible.
INDICATOR LIGHTS
Adaptive Front lighting
System (AFS) indicator light
When the ignition switch is pushed to the ON
position, the Adaptive Front lighting System
(AFS) indicator light will illuminate. The light
will turn off in about 1 second if the AFS is
operational.
This light also comes on when the AFS is turned
off by pushing the OFF side of the AFS switch.
If the AFS indicator light blinks, it may indicate
the AFS is not functioning properly. Have the
system checked by an INFINITI retailer.
See “Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS)” later
in this section.
Automatic Transmission (AT)
position indicator light
When the ignition switch is pushed to the ON
position, the indicator shows the automatic
selector shift position. (See “AUTOMATIC
TRANSMISSION” in the “5. Starting and driving”
section.)
Cruise main switch indicator
light (green)
The light comes on when the cruise control
main switch is pushed. The light goes out when
the main switch is pushed again. When the
cruise control main switch indicator light comes
on, the cruise control system is operational.
Cruise set switch indicator
light
The light comes on while the vehicle speed is
controlled by the cruise control system. If the
light blinks while the engine is running, it may
indicate the cruise control system is not functioning properly. Have the system checked by
an INFINITI retailer.
Front passenger air bag
status light
The front passenger air bag status light ( )
will be lit and the passenger front air bag will be
OFF depending on how the front passenger seat
is being used.
For front passenger air bag status light operation, see “INFINITI ADVANCED AIR BAG SYSTEM
(front seats)” in the “1. Safety — Seats, seat
belts and supplemental restraint system” section of this manual.
High beam indicator
light
This light comes on when the headlight high
beam is on and goes out when the low beam is
selected.
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Intelligent Cruise Control
(ICC) system MAIN switch
indicator light (green; if so
equipped)
The light comes on when the Intelligent Cruise
Control (ICC) system MAIN switch is pushed.
The light goes out when the MAIN switch is
pushed again. While the MAIN switch indicator
light comes on, the ICC system is operational.
Lane Departure Prevention
(LDP) ON indicator light
(green; if so equipped)
The light comes on in green when the Lane
Departure Prevention (LDP) system is turned on.
The light turns off when the system is turned
off.
NOTE:
This light is common with the lane departure
warning light (orange). (See “Lane departure
warning light” earlier in this section.)
For more details, see “LANE DEPARTURE WARNING (LDW) SYSTEM/LANE DEPARTURE PREVEN-
TION (LDP) SYSTEM” in the “5. Starting and
driving” section.
Malfunction Indicator Light
(MIL)
If the malfunction indicator light comes on
steady or blinks while the engine is running, it
may indicate a potential emission control malfunction.
The malfunction indicator light may also come
on steady if the fuel-filler cap is loose or
missing, or if the vehicle runs out of fuel. Check
to make sure the fuel-filler cap is installed and
closed tightly, and that the vehicle has at least
3 US gallons (14 liters) of fuel in the fuel tank.
After a few driving trips, the light should
turn off if no other potential emission control
system malfunction exists.
If this indicator light remains on for 20 seconds
and then blinks for 10 seconds when the engine
is not running, it indicates that the vehicle is
not ready for an emission control system
inspection/maintenance test. (See “READINESS
FOR INSPECTION/MAINTENANCE (I/M) TEST” in
the “9. Technical and consumer information”
section.)
Operation :
The malfunction indicator light will come on in
one of two ways:
● Malfunction indicator light on steady — An
emission control system malfunction has
been detected. Check the fuel-filler cap. If
the fuel-filler cap is loose or missing, tighten
or install the cap and continue to drive the
vehicle. The light should turn off after
a few driving trips. If the light does
not turn off after a few driving trips, have the
vehicle inspected by an INFINITI retailer. You
do not need to have your vehicle towed to
the retailer.
● Malfunction indicator light blinking — An
engine misfire has been detected which may
damage the emission control system.
To reduce or avoid emission control system
damage:
a) Do not drive at speeds above 45 MPH (72
km/h).
b) Avoid hard acceleration or deceleration.
c) Avoid steep uphill grades.
d) If possible, reduce the amount of cargo
being hauled or towed.
The malfunction indicator light may stop
blinking and remain on.
Have the vehicle inspected by an INFINITI
retailer. You do not need to have your vehicle
towed to the retailer.
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CAUTION
Continued vehicle operation without having
the emission control system checked and repaired as necessary could lead to poor driveability, reduced fuel economy, and possible
damage to the emission control system.
Slip indicator light
This light will blink when the Vehicle Dynamic
Control (VDC) system is operating, thus alerting
the driver to the fact that the road surface is
slippery and the vehicle is nearing its traction
limits.
Small light indicator
light
The light comes on when the front park, side
marker, tail and license plate lights are on.
Turn signal/hazard indicator
lights
The light flashes when the turn signal switch
lever or hazard switch is turned on.
Vehicle Dynamic Control
(VDC) off indicator light
The light comes on when the Vehicle Dynamic
Control (VDC) off switch is pushed to OFF. This
indicates that the VDC system is not operating.
When the VDC off indicator light and slip indicator light come on with the VDC system turned
on, this light alerts the driver to the fact that the
VDC system’s fail-safe mode is operating, for
example the VDC system may not be functioning properly. Have the system checked by an
INFINITI retailer. If a malfunction occurs in the
system, the VDC system function will be canceled but the vehicle is still driveable. For
additional information, see “VEHICLE DYNAMIC
CONTROL (VDC) SYSTEM” in the “5. Starting and
driving” section of this manual.
AUDIBLE REMINDERS
Key reminder chime
A chime will sound if the driver side door is
opened while the ignition switch is pushed to
the ACC or LOCK position with the Intelligent
Key left in the Intelligent Key port. Make sure
the ignition switch is pushed to the LOCK
position, and take the Intelligent Key with you
when leaving the vehicle.
Light reminder chime
A chime will sound when the driver side door is
opened with the light switch in the or
position, and the ignition switch is
pushed to the ACC position.
Turn the light switch off when you leave the
vehicle.
Parking brake reminder chime
The chime will sound if the vehicle is driven at
more than 4 MPH (7 km/h) with the parking
brake applied. Stop the vehicle and release the
parking brake.
Seat belt warning chime
The chime will sound for about 6 seconds
unless the driver’s seat belt is securely fastened.
Brake pad wear warning
The disc brake pads have audible wear warnings. When a brake pad requires replacement, it
will make a high pitched scraping sound when
the vehicle is in motion. This scraping sound
will first occur only when the brake pedal is
depressed. After more wear of the brake pad,
the sound will always be heard even if the brake
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pedal is not depressed. Have the brakes
checked as soon as possible if the warning
sound is heard.
Lane departure warning chime (if so
equipped)
When the Lane Departure Warning (LDW) or
Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) system is on,
the chime sounds if the vehicle is traveling
close to either the left or the right of a traveling
lane with detectable lane markers.
See “LANE DEPARTURE WARNING (LDW)
SYSTEM/LANE DEPARTURE PREVENTION (LDP)
SYSTEM” in the “5. Starting and driving” section for more details.
The dot matrix liquid crystal display s1 is
located under the tachometer, and it displays
the Automatic Transmission (AT) position indicator, the Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) system
(if so equipped) information and the Intelligent
Key operation information.
For detailed information about each system, see
the following sections:
● Automatic Transmission (AT)
– “WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTS AND AU-
DIBLE REMINDERS” earlier in this section.
– “DRIVING THE VEHICLE” in the “5. Starting and driving” section.
● Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) system
– “INTELLIGENT CRUISE CONTROL (ICC)
SYSTEM” in the “5. Starting and driving”
section.
● Intelligent Key system
– “INTELLIGENT KEY SYSTEM” in the “3.
Pre-driving checks and adjustments” section.
– “PUSH-BUTTON IGNITION SWITCH” in the
“5. Starting and driving” section.
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INDICATORS FOR OPERATION
1. Engine start operation indicator
(ignition switch in the LOCK or ACC
position)
This indicator appears when the selector lever
is in the P (Park) position.
This indicator means that the engine will start
by pushing the ignition switch with the brake
pedal depressed.
2. Engine start operation indicator
(ignition switch in the ON position)
This indicator appears when the ignition switch
is in the ON position with the selector lever in
the P (Park) position.
This indicator means that the engine will start
by pushing the ignition switch with the brake
pedal depressed.
3. Steering lock release malfunction
indicator
This indicator appears when the steering wheel
cannot be released from the LOCK position.
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4. Intelligent Key insertion indicator
This indicator appears when the Intelligent Key
needs to be inserted into the Intelligent Key
port. (For example, the Intelligent Key battery is
discharged.)
If this indicator appears, insert the Intelligent
Key into the Intelligent Key port in the correct
direction. (See “PUSH-BUTTON IGNITION
SWITCH” in the “5. Starting and driving” section.)
5. Intelligent Key removal indicator
This indicator appears when the driver’s door is
opened with the ignition switch in the LOCK
position and the Intelligent Key placed in the
Intelligent Key port. A key reminder chime also
sounds.
If this indicator appears, remove the Intelligent
Key from the Intelligent Key port and take it with
you when leaving the vehicle.
6. NO KEY warning
The warning appears when the door is closed
with the Intelligent Key left outside the vehicle
and the ignition switch in the ACC or ON
position. Make sure that the Intelligent Key is
inside the vehicle.
When all the doors are closed, an outside chime
and inside warning chime will also sound.
See “INTELLIGENT KEY SYSTEM” in the “3. Predriving checks and adjustments” section.
7. SHIFT “P” warning
This warning appears when the ignition switch
is pushed to stop the engine with the selector
lever in any position except the P (Park) position.
If this warning appears, move the selector lever
to the P (Park) position or push the ignition
switch to the ON position.
An inside warning chime will also sound.
See “INTELLIGENT KEY SYSTEM” in the “3. Predriving checks and adjustments” section.
8. “LOCK” warning
This warning appears when the selector lever is
moved to the P (Park) position with the ignition
switch in the ACC position after the SHIFT “P”
warning appears.
To push the ignition switch to the LOCK position, perform the following procedure:
SHIFT “P” warning → (Move the selector lever
to “P”) → LOCK warning → (Push the ignition
switch → ignition switch position is turned to
ON) → LOCK warning → (Push the ignition
switch → ignition switch position is turned to
LOCK)
9. NO KEY ID indicator
This indicator appears when the ignition switch
is pushed and the Intelligent Key cannot be
recognized by the system with the ignition
switch in the LOCK position.
If this indicator appears, you cannot start the
engine. Check for the following causes and
perform remedies:
● The battery of the Intelligent Key carried with
you is discharged completely. Replace the
battery with a new one.
● The Intelligent Key carried with you is not
registered to the system. Use the registered
Intelligent Key.
● You do not have an Intelligent Key with you.
Carry an Intelligent Key with you.
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10. Intelligent Key battery discharge
indicator
This indicator appears when the Intelligent Key
battery is running out of power.
If this indicator appears, replace the battery
with a new one. (See “BATTERY REPLACEMENT”
in the “8. Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section.)
Your vehicle has two types of security systems,
as follows:
● Vehicle security system
● INFINITI Vehicle Immobilizer System
The security condition will be shown by the
security indicator light.
VEHICLE SECURITY SYSTEM
The vehicle security system provides visual and
audio alarm signals if someone opens the
doors, hood, or trunk lid when the system is
armed. It is not, however, a motion detection
type system that activates when a vehicle is
moved or when a vibration occurs.
The system helps deter vehicle theft but cannot
prevent it, nor can it prevent the theft of interior
or exterior vehicle components in all situations.
Always secure your vehicle even if parking for a
brief period. Never leave your Intelligent Key(s)
in the vehicle, and always lock it when unattended. Be aware of your surroundings, and
park in secure, well-lit areas whenever possible.
Many devices offering additional protection,
such as component locks, identification markers, and tracking systems, are available at auto
supply stores and specialty shops. Your INFINITI
retailer may also offer such equipment. Check
with your insurance company to see if you may
be eligible for discounts for various theft protection features.
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How to arm the vehicle security
system
1. Close all windows.
The system can be armed even if the windows
are open.
2. Push the ignition switch to the LOCK
position.
3. Remove the Intelligent Key from the vehicle.
4. Close all doors, hood and trunk. Lock all
doors. The doors can be locked with the
Intelligent Key, door handle request
switch, power door lock switch or mechanical key.
5. Confirm that the security indicator light
sA comes on. The security indicator light
stays on for about 30 seconds. The vehicle security system is now pre-armed.
After about 30 seconds the vehicle security system automatically shifts into the
armed phase. The security light begins to
flash once every approximately 3 seconds. If, during this 30-second pre-arm
time period, the door is unlocked, or the
ignition switch is pushed to ACC or ON,
the system will not arm.
Even when the driver and/or passengers are in
the vehicle, the system will activate with all
doors, hood, and trunk lid locked with the ignition switch in the LOCK position. When pushing
the ignition switch to the ACC or ON position, the
system will be released.
Vehicle security system activation
The vehicle security system will give the following alarm:
● The headlights blink and the horn sounds
intermittently.
● The alarm automatically turns off after approximately 1 minute. However, the alarm
reactivates if the vehicle is tampered with
again.
The alarm is activated by:
● Unlocking the door or opening the trunk lid
without using the button on the Intelligent
Key, the door handle request switch or the
mechanical key. (Even if the door is opened
by releasing the door inside lock knob, the
alarm will activate.)
● Opening the hood.
How to stop an activated alarm
The alarm will stop by unlocking a door by
pushing the unlock button on the Intelligent Key, the door handle request switch or
using the mechanical key. The alarm will not
stop if the ignition switch is pushed to the ACC
or ON position.
If the system does not operate as described
above, have it checked by an INFINITI retailer.
INFINITI VEHICLE IMMOBILIZER
SYSTEM
The INFINITI Vehicle Immobilizer System will not
allow the engine to start without the use of the
registered Intelligent Key.
Statement related to section 15 of FCC rules for
INFINITI Vehicle Immobilizer System (CONT
ASSY - CARD SLOT)
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This device complies with part 15 of the FCC
Rules and RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the following two conditions;
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation of the device.
CHANGES OR MODIFICATIONS NOT EXPRESSLY
APPROVED BY THE PARTY RESPONSIBLE FOR
COMPLIANCE COULD VOID THE USER’S AUTHOR-
ITY TO OPERATE THE EQUIPMENT.
Security indicator light
The security indicator light indicates the status
of the INFINITI Vehicle Immobilizer System.
The light sA blinks when the ignition switch is
in the ACC or LOCK position. This function
indicates that the security systems equipped on
the vehicle are operational.
If the INFINITI Vehicle Immobilizer System is
malfunctioning, this light will remain on while
the ignition switch is in the ON position.
If the light still remains on and/or the engine will
not start, see an INFINITI retailer for INFINITI Vehicle Immobilizer System service as soon as
possible. Please bring all registered Intelligent
Keys that you have when visiting an INFINITI
retailer for service.
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WARNING
In freezing temperatures the washer solution
may freeze on the windshield and obscure your
vision which may lead to an accident. Warm
windshield with the defroster before you wash
the windshield.
CAUTION
● Do not operate the washer continuously for
more than 30 seconds.
● Do not operate the washer if the reservoir
tank is empty.
● Do not fill the window washer reservoir tank
with washer fluid concentrates at full
strength. Some methyl alcohol based
washer fluid concentrates may permanently
stain the grille if spilled while filling the window washer reservoir tank.
● Pre-mix washer fluid concentrates with water to the manufacturer’s recommended levels before pouring the fluid into the window
washer reservoir tank. Do not use the window washer reservoir tank to mix the washer
fluid concentrate and water.
The windshield wiper and washer operates
when the ignition switch is in the ON position.
Push the lever down to operate the wiper at the
following speed:
s1 INT (intermittent) — rain-sensing auto wiper
system operation (See “RAIN-SENSING
AUTO WIPER SYSTEM” later in this section.)
s2 LO (low) — continuous low speed operation
s3 HI (high) — continuous high speed operation
Push the lever up s4 to have one sweep
operation of the wiper.
Pull the lever toward you s5 to operate the
washer. Then the wiper will also operate several
times.
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RAIN-SENSING AUTO WIPER SYSTEM
The rain-sensing auto wiper system can automatically turn on the wipers and adjust the
wiper speed depending on the rainfall and the
vehicle speed by using the rain sensor located
on the upper part of the windshield.
To set the rain-sensing auto wiper system, push
the lever down to the INT (intermittent) position
s1 . The wiper will sweep once while the ignition
switch is in the ON position.
The rain sensor sensitivity level can be adjusted
by turning the knob toward the front s2 (High)
or toward the rear s3 (Low).
● High — High sensitive operation
● Low — Low sensitive operation
To turn the rain-sensing auto wiper system off,
push up the lever to the OFF position, or pull
down the lever to the LO or HI position.
CAUTION
Do not touch the rain sensor and around it when
the wiper switch is in the INT position and the
ignition switch is in the ON position. The wipers
may operate unexpectedly and cause to an injury or a wiper damage.
● The rain-sensing auto wipers are intended for
use during rain. If the switch is left in the INT
position, the wipers may operate unexpectedly when dirt, fingerprints, oil film or insects
are stuck on or around the sensor. The wipers
may also operate when exhaust gas or moisture affect the rain sensor.
● The rain-sensing auto wipers may not operate if rain does not hit the rain sensor even if
it is raining.
To defog/defrost the rear window glass and
outside mirrors (if so equipped with defroster),
start the engine and push the switch on. The
indicator light s1 will come on. Push the switch
again to turn the defroster off.
It will automatically turn off in approximately 15
minutes.
CAUTION
When cleaning the inner side of the rear window, be careful not to scratch or damage the
rear window defroster.
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XENON HEADLIGHTS
WARNING
HIGH VOLTAGE
● When xenon headlights are on, they produce
a high voltage. To prevent an electric shock,
never attempt to modify or disassemble. Always have your xenon headlights replaced
at an INFINITI retailer.
● Xenon headlights provide considerably
more light than conventional headlights. If
they are not correctly aimed, they might
temporarily blind an oncoming driver or the
driver ahead of you and cause a serious accident. If headlights are not aimed correctly,
immediately take your vehicle to an INFINITI
retailer and have the headlights adjusted
correctly.
When the xenon headlight is initially turned on,
its brightness or color varies slightly. However,
the color and brightness will soon stabilize.
● The life of xenon headlights will be shortened
by frequent on-off operation. It is generally
desirable not to turn off the headlights for
short intervals (for example, when the vehicle stops at a traffic signal). Even when the
daytime running lights are active (Canada
only), the xenon headlights do not turn on.
This way the life of the xenon headlights is
not reduced.
● If the xenon headlight bulb is close to burning out, the brightness will drastically decrease, the light will start blinking, or the
color of the light will become reddish. If one
or more of the above signs appear, contact an
INFINITI retailer.
HEADLIGHT SWITCH
Lighting
s1 Turn the switch to the position:
The front park, side marker, tail, license
plate and instrument lights will come on.
s2 Turn the switch to the position:
Headlights will come on and all the other
lights remain on.
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Autolight system
The autolight system allows the headlights to
be set so they turn on and off automatically.
To set the autolight system:
1. Make sure the headlight switch is in the
AUTO position s1 .
2. Push the ignition switch to the ON position.
3. The autolight system automatically turns
the headlights on and off.
To turn the autolight system off, turn the switch
to the OFF, or position.
The autolight system can turn on the headlights
automatically when it is dark and turn off the
headlights when it is light.
If the ignition switch is pushed to the LOCK
position and one of the doors is opened and
this condition is continued, the headlights remain on for 5 minutes.
Automatic headlights off delay :
You can keep the headlights on for up to 180
seconds after you push the ignition switch to
LOCK and open any door then close all the
doors.
You can adjust the period of the automatic
headlights off delay from 0 seconds (OFF) to 180
seconds.
For automatic headlights off delay setting, see
“Comfort & Conv. settings” in the “4. Monitor,
climate, audio, phone and voice recognition
systems” section.
Be sure not to put anything on top of the photo
sensor sA located on the top of the instrument
panel. The photo sensor controls the autolight;
if it is covered, the photo sensor reacts as if it is
dark and the headlights will illuminate.
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Headlight beam select
s1 To select the low beam, put the lever in
the neutral position as shown.
s2 To select the high beam, push the lever
forward while the switch is in the
position. Pull it back to select the low
beam.
s3 Pulling the lever toward you will flash the
headlight high beam even when the
headlight switch is in the OFF position.
Battery saver system
● When the headlight switch is in the or
position while the ignition switch is in
the ON position, the lights will automatically
turn off 5 minutes after the ignition switch
has been pushed to the LOCK position.
● When the headlight switch remains in the
or position after the lights
automatically turn off, the lights will turn on
when the ignition switch is pushed to the ON
position.
CAUTION
● When you turn on the headlight switch again
after the lights automatically turn off, the
lights will not turn off automatically. Be sure
to turn the light switch to the OFF position
when you leave the vehicle for extended periods of time, otherwise the battery will be
discharged.
● Never leave the light switch on when the
engine is not running for extended periods of
time even if the headlights turn off
automatically.
Daytime running light system
(Canada only)
The daytime running lights automatically illuminate when the engine is started with the parking brake released. The daytime running lights
operate with the headlight switch in the OFF
position or in the position. Turn the
headlight switch to the position for full
illumination when driving at night.
If the parking brake is applied before the engine
is started, the daytime running lights do not
illuminate. The daytime running lights illuminate once the parking brake is released. The
daytime running lights will remain on until the
ignition switch is pushed to the LOCK position.
WARNING
When the daytime running light system is active, tail lights on your vehicle are not on. It is
necessary at dusk to turn on your headlights.
Failure to do so could cause an accident injuring yourself and others.
Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS)
The Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS) will
automatically adjust the headlights (low beam)
toward the turning direction to improve the
driver’s view. When the headlight switch is ON
and the driver operates the steering wheel in a
turn, the AFS system will be activated.
The AFS will operate:
● when the headlight switch is ON.
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● when the selector lever is in any position
other than P (Park) or R (Reverse).
● when the vehicle is driven at above 16 MPH
(25 km/h) for the left-side headlight. Note
that the right-side low beam headlight will
swivel but the left side will not swivel when
the vehicle is at a stop and the steering
wheel is turned. The vehicle must attain a
speed above 16 MPH (25 km/h) before AFS
activates the left-side headlight.
To turn the AFS off, push the OFF side of the AFS
switch. (The AFS OFF indicator light will illuminate.) Push the ON side of the switch to turn the
system on again.
AFS will also adjust the headlight to a proper
axis automatically, depending on the number of
occupants in the vehicle, the load the vehicle is
carrying and the road conditions.
If the AFS OFF indicator light blinks after the
ignition switch has been pushed to the ON
position, this may indicate that the AFS is not
functioning properly. Have the system checked
by an INFINITI retailer. When the engine is
started, the headlights will vibrate to check the
system condition. This is not a malfunction.
Instrument brightness control
The instrument brightness control operates
when the light switch is in the AUTO (when
lighting), or position with the
ignition switch in the ON position.
Turn the control to the darkening direction s1
or the brightening direction s2 to adjust the
brightness of instrument panel lights.
When the control is turned to the upper end, the
light intensity will be at maximum. When the
control is turned to the lower end, the light will
be turned off.
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TURN SIGNAL SWITCH
s1 Turn signal
Move the lever up or down to signal the turning
direction. When the turn is completed, the turn
signals cancel automatically.
s2 Lane change signal
To indicate a lane change, move the lever up or
down to the point where lights begin flashing.
FOG LIGHT SWITCH
To turn the fog lights on, turn the headlight
switch to the position, then turn the
switch to the position. To turn them off,
turn the switch to the OFF position.
The headlights must be on for the fog lights to
operate.
Push the switch on to warn other drivers when
you must stop or park under emergency conditions. All turn signal lights will flash.
WARNING
● If stopping for an emergency, be sure to
move the vehicle well off the road.
● Do not use the hazard warning flashers while
moving on the highway unless unusual circumstances force you to drive so slowly that
your vehicle might become a hazard to other
traffic.
● Turn signals do not work when the hazard
warning flasher lights are on.
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The flasher can be actuated with the ignition
switch in any position.
Some state laws may prohibit the use of the
hazard warning flasher switch while driving.
To sound the horn, push the center pad area of
the steering wheel.
WARNING
Do not disassemble the horn. Doing so could
affect proper operation of the supplemental
front air bag system. Tampering with the
supplemental front air bag system may result
in serious personal injury.
CAUTION
● The battery could run down if the seat heater
is operated while the engine is not running.
● Do not use the seat heater for extended periods or when no one is using the seat.
● Do not put anything on the seat which insulates heat, such as a blanket, cushion, seat
cover, etc. Otherwise, the seat may become
overheated.
● Do not place anything hard or heavy on the
seat or pierce it with a pin or similar object.
This may result in damage to the heater.
● Any liquid spilled on the heated seat should
be removed immediately with a dry cloth.
● When cleaning the seat, never use gasoline,
thinner, or any similar materials.
● If any malfunctions are found or the heated
seat does not operate, turn the switch off
and have the system checked by an INFINITI
retailer.
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HORN HEATED SEATS (rear seats) (if so
equipped)
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The rear outboard seats are warmed by built-in
heaters. The switches located on the inside of
the rear center armrest can be operated independently of each other.
1. Start the engine.
2. Select heat range.
s1 For high heat, push the HI (High) side of
the switch.
s2 For low heat, push the LO (Low) side of
the switch.
The indicator light in the switch s3 will
illuminate when low or high is selected.
3. To turn off the heater, push the HI or LO
side (which is selected) of the switch.
Make sure the indicator light turns off.
The heater is controlled by a thermostat,
automatically turning the heater on and off.
The indicator light will remain on as long as
the switch is on.
When the vehicle’s interior is warmed, or
before you leave the vehicle, be sure to turn
off the switch.
The climate controlled seat warms up or cools
down the front seats by blowing warm or cool
air from the surface of the seat. The switches
located on the center console can be operated
independently of each other.
1. Start the engine.
2. Turn the control knob sA to the H (Heat)
side s1 or to the C (Cool) side s2 . The
indicator light sB on the control knob will
illuminate.
3. Adjust the desired amount of the air using
the control knob sA .
The climate controlled seat blower remains
on low speed for approximately 60 seconds
after turning the switch on or selecting the
desired temperature.
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4. When the vehicle’s interior is warmed or
cooled, and/or before you leave the vehicle, be sure to turn the control knob to
the OFF position (center). The indicator
light sB on the control knob goes off at
the OFF position.
To check the air filter for the climate controlled seat, contact an INFINITI retailer.
CAUTION
● The battery could run down if the climate
controlled seat is operated while the engine
is not running.
● Do not use the climate controlled seat for
extended periods or when no one is using
the seat.
● Do not put anything on the seat which insulates heat, such as a blanket, cushion, seat
cover, etc. Otherwise, the seat may become
overheated.
● Do not place anything hard or heavy on the
seat or pierce it with a pin or similar object.
This may result in damage to the climate
controlled seat.
● Any liquid spilled on the seat should be removed immediately with a dry cloth.
● The climate controlled seat has an air filter.
Do not operate climate controlled seat without an air filter. This may result in damage to
the system.
● When cleaning the seat, never use gasoline,
thinner, or any similar materials.
● If any malfunctions are found or the climate
controlled seat does not operate, turn the
switch off and have the system checked by
an INFINITI retailer.
The Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system will
sound a warning chime and blink the lane
departure warning light (orange) to alert
the driver if the vehicle is traveling close to
either the left or the right of a traveling lane
with detectable lane markers.
The LDW system activates automatically when
the ignition switch is pushed to the ON position. (This is the automatic setting mode.) The
LDW ON indicator s1 on the switch will illuminate.
To cancel the LDW system, push the LDW switch
to turn off the system. The LDW ON indicator s1
will turn off.
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LANE DEPARTURE WARNING (LDW) SWITCH
(if so equipped)
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Push the LDW switch again to turn the LDW
system on. The LDW automatic setting mode
can be changed to the manual setting mode. To
change the mode, push and hold the LDW
switch for more than 4 seconds when the LDW
ON indicator is off. In the manual setting mode,
push the LDW switch on and off to turn the LDW
system on and off.
See “LANE DEPARTURE WARNING (LDW)
SYSTEM/LANE DEPARTURE PREVENTION (LDP)
SYSTEM” in the “5. Starting and driving” section for more details.
For driving or starting the vehicle on snowy
roads or slippery areas, turn on the SNOW
mode switch. The indicator light s1 on the
switch will illuminate. When the SNOW mode is
activated, engine output is controlled to avoid
wheel spin.
Turn off the SNOW mode for normal driving.
The vehicle should be driven with the Vehicle
Dynamic Control (VDC) system on for most
driving conditions.
If the vehicle is stuck in mud or snow, the VDC
system reduces the engine output to reduce
wheel spin. The engine speed will be reduced
even if the accelerator is depressed to the floor.
If maximum engine power is needed to free a
stuck vehicle, turn the VDC system off.
To turn off the VDC system, push the VDC OFF
switch. The indicator will illuminate.
Push the VDC OFF switch again or restart the
engine to turn on the system. (See “VEHICLE
DYNAMIC CONTROL (VDC) SYSTEM” in the “5.
Starting and driving” section.)
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SNOW MODE SWITCH (if so equipped) VEHICLE DYNAMIC CONTROL (VDC) OFF
SWITCH
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If the power supply is disconnected, the clock
will not indicate the correct time. Readjust the
time.
ADJUSTING THE TIME
1. To set the clock forward, push the button
s1 .
2. To set the clock backward, push the button s2 .
3. To move forward or backward faster, push
and hold the button more than 5 seconds.
For details about display clock adjustment (if so
equipped), see “HOW TO USE SETTING BUTTON”
in the “4. Monitor, climate, audio, phone and
voice recognition systems” section.
The power outlets are located on the back side
and inside (if equipped) of the center console
for powering electrical accessories such as a
cellular telephone.
CAUTION
● The outlet and plug may be hot during or
immediately after use.
● Do not use with accessories that exceed a 12
volt, 120W (10A) power draw. Do not use
double adapters or more than one electrical
accessory.
● Use power outlet with the engine running to
avoid discharging the vehicle battery.
● Avoid using power outlet when the air conditioner, headlights or rear window defroster
is on.
● This power outlet is not designed for use
with a cigarette lighter unit.
● 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.
● Before inserting or disconnecting a plug, be
sure the electrical accessory being used is
turned OFF.
● When not in use, be sure to close the cap. Do
not allow water to contact the outlet.
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FRONT
To open the ashtray lid, push the lid down and
release it s1 .
To empty the ashtray, pull out s2 .
The cigarette lighter operates when the ignition
switch is in the ON position.
Push the lighter in all the way s3 , then release
it. When the lighter is heated, it will spring out.
Return the lighter to its original position after
use.
CAUTION
● The cigarette lighter socket is a power
source for the cigarette lighter element only.
The use of the cigarette lighter socket as a
power source for any other accessory is not
recommended.
● Do not use any other power outlet for an
accessory lighter.
REAR
To open the ashtray lid, pull s1 .
To empty the ashtray, and pull out s2 .
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CUP HOLDERS
CAUTION
● 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 accident.
Front
To open the cup holder, push the lid down and
release it s1 .
To remove the inner tray for cleaning, pull it up
as illustrated s2 .
Rear
Type A :
Push the button as illustrated on the rear center
armrest to use the cup holder.
Front
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STORAGE
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Type B :
Open the lid of the rear center armrest to use
the cup holder.
SUNGLASSES HOLDER
WARNING
Keep the sunglasses holder closed while driving to prevent an accident.
To open the sunglasses holder, push s1 .
CAUTION
● Do not use for anything other than glasses.
● Do not leave glasses in the sunglasses
holder while parking in direct sunlight. The
heat may damage the glasses.
GLOVE BOX
WARNING
Keep glove box lid closed while driving to help
prevent injury in an accident or a sudden stop.
To open the glove box, push the glove box lid
release button s1 .
To close, push the lid in until the lock latches.
To lock s2 /unlock s3 the glove box, use the
mechanical key. For the mechanical key usage,
see “KEYS” in the “3. Pre-driving checks and
adjustments” section.
Rear — Type B
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CONSOLE BOX
Model with DVD player
To open the console box lid, pull the lever s1 .
To close, push the lid down until the lock
latches.
Model without DVD player
To open the console box lid, pull the lever s2 or
s3 and pull up the lid.
When the lever s2 (driver’s seat side) is pulled,
the upper case is available for storing some
small items. When the lever s3 (front passenger’s seat side) is pulled, the bottom case is
available for storing some larger ones.
To close, push the lid down until the lock
latches.
Model with DVD player
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Model without DVD player
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COAT HOOKS
The coat hooks are equipped beside the rear
personal lights.
To use the coat hook, push the hook sA to
release.
CAUTION
Do not place items which are more than 2 lb (1
kg) on the hook.
CARGO NET (if so equipped)
The cargo net helps keep packages in the cargo
area from moving around while your vehicle is
driven.
To install the cargo net, attach the hooks to the
retainers sA .
CAUTION
Avoid keeping heavy objects in the net.
POWER WINDOWS
WARNING
● Make sure that all passengers have their
hands, etc. inside the vehicle while it is in
motion and before closing the windows. Use
the window lock switch to prevent unexpected use of the power windows.
● Do not leave children unattended inside the
vehicle. They could unknowingly activate
switches or controls and become trapped in
the window. Unattended children could become involved in serious accidents.
The power windows operate when the ignition
switch is in the ON position or for about 45
seconds after the ignition switch is pushed to
the LOCK position. If the driver’s or front passenger’s door is opened during this period of
about 45 seconds, power to the windows is
canceled.
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Main power window switch (driver’s
side)
1. Driver side window
2. Front passenger side window
3. Rear left passenger side window
4. Rear right passenger side window
5. Window lock button
To open or close the window, push down sA or
pull up sB the switch and hold it. The main
switch (driver side switches) will open or close
all the windows.
Locking passengers’ windows
When the lock button sC is pushed in, only the
driver side window can be opened or closed.
Push it in again to cancel.
Passenger side power window switch
The passenger side switch will open or close
only the corresponding window. To open or
close the window, push down or pull up the
switch and hold it.
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Automatic operation (for all door
windows)
To fully open or close the window, completely
push down or pull up the switch and release it;
it need not be held. The window will automatically open or close all the way. To stop the
window, just push or lift the switch in the
opposite direction.
A light push or pull on the switch will cause the
window to open or close until the switch is
released.
Auto reverse function
WARNING
There are some small distances immediately
before the closed position which cannot be detected. Make sure that all passengers have
their hands, etc., inside the vehicle before closing the window.
If the control unit detects something caught in
the window as it is closing, the window will be
immediately lowered.
The auto reverse function can be activated when
the window is closed by automatic operation
when the ignition switch is in the ON position or
for 45 seconds after the ignition switch is
pushed to the LOCK position.
Depending on the environment or driving conditions, the auto reverse function may be activated
if an impact or load similar to something being
caught in the window occurs.
If the windows do not close
automatically
If the power window automatic function (closing
only) does not operate properly, perform the
following procedure to initialize the power window system.
1. Push the ignition switch to the ON position.
2. Close the door.
3. Open the window completely by operating
the power window switch.
4. Pull the power window switch and hold it
to close the window, and then hold the
switch more than 3 seconds after the
window is closed completely.
5. Release the power window switch. Operate the window by the automatic function
to confirm the initialization is complete.
6. Perform steps 2 through 5 above for other
windows.
If the power window automatic function does
not operate properly after performing the procedure above, have your vehicle checked by an
INFINITI retailer.
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WARNING
● In an accident you could be thrown from the
vehicle through an open moonroof. Always
use seat belts and child restraints.
● Do not allow anyone to stand up or extend
any portion of their body out of the moonroof
opening while the vehicle is in motion or
while the moonroof is closing.
CAUTION
● Remove water drops, snow, ice or sand from
the moonroof before opening.
● Do not place any heavy object on the moonroof or surrounding area.
AUTOMATIC MOONROOF
The moonroof only operates when the ignition
switch is in the ON position.
The automatic moonroof is operational for
about 45 seconds, even if the ignition switch is
pushed to the LOCK position. If the driver’s door
or the passenger’s door is opened during this
period of about 45 seconds, power to the
moonroof is canceled.
Sunshade
The sunshade will open automatically when the
moonroof is opened. However, it must be
closed manually.
Tilting the moonroof
To tilt up, first close the moonroof, then push
the OPEN s1 side of the moonroof switch and
release it; it need not be held. To tilt down the
moonroof, push the CLOSE s2 side.
Sliding the moonroof
To fully open or close the moonroof, push the
OPEN s1 or CLOSE s2 side of the moonroof
switch and release it; it need not be held. The
roof will automatically open or close all the way.
To stop the roof, push the switch once more
while it is opening or closing.
Auto reverse function
WARNING
There are some small distances immediately
before the closed position which cannot be detected. Make sure that all passengers have
their hands, etc., inside the vehicle before closing the moonroof.
If the control unit detects something caught in
the moonroof when it is closing, the moonroof
will be immediately opened.
The auto reverse function can be activated when
the moonroof is closed by automatic operation
when the ignition switch is in the ON position or
for about 45 seconds after the ignition switch is
pushed to the LOCK position.
If the moonroof cannot be closed automatically
when the auto reverse function activates due to
a malfunction, push and hold the CLOSE s2
side of the moonroof switch.
Depending on the environment or driving conditions, the auto reverse function may be activated
if an impact or load similar to something being
caught in the moonroof occurs.
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If the moonroof does not operate
If the moonroof does not operate properly,
perform the following procedure to initialize the
moonroof operation system.
1. If the moonroof is open, close it fully by
repeatedly pushing the CLOSE s2 side of
the moonroof switch.
2. Push and hold the CLOSE s2 side of the
moonroof switch to tilt the moonroof up.
3. Release the moonroof switch after the
moonroof moves slightly up and down.
4. Push and hold the OPEN s1 side of the
moonroof switch to fully tilt the moonroof
down.
5. Check if the moonroof switch operates
normally.
If the moonroof does not operate properly after
performing the procedure above, have your
vehicle checked by an INFINITI retailer.
The rear control cancel switch is located on the
center console.
Pushing the rear control cancel switch to the
cancel side will deactivate the following
switches in the rear center armrest.
● Automatic climate control
● Audio
CAUTION
● To avoid personal injury, keep your hands,
fingers and head away from the sunshade
arm, arm rail and screen inlet port.
● Do not allow children near the rear sunshade
system. They could be injured.
● Do not place objects on or near the rear sunshade. This could cause improper operation
or damage it.
● Do not pull or push the rear sunshade. This
could cause improper operation or damage
it.
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REAR CONTROL CANCEL SWITCH (if so
equipped)
REAR SUNSHADE (if so equipped)
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The rear sunshade operates when the ignition
switch is in the ON position.
The rear sunshade switches are located on the
center console and inside the rear armrest.
To raise the screen, push the UP side of the
switch s1 .
To lower the screen, push the DOWN side of the
switch s2 . The switch need not be held.
CAUTION
● Do not place objects (such as newspapers,
handkerchiefs, etc.) on the screen inlet port.
Doing so may entangle these objects in the
screen when it is extending or retracting,
causing improper operation or damage to
the screen.
● Do not push the sunshade arm with your
hands, etc., as this may deform it. Improper
operation or damage to the screen may
result.
● Do not put any object into the screen inlet
port as this may result in improper operation
or damage the screen.
● Do not hang any object on the arm rail as this
may result in improper operation or damage
the screen.
● Do not forcefully pull the screen. Doing so
may elongate the screen. Improper operation or damage to the screen may result.
CAUTION
Do not use for extended periods of time with
the engine stopped. This could result in a discharged battery.
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MAP LIGHTS
Push the button as illustrated to turn the light
on or off.
PERSONAL LIGHTS
Rear
Push the button as illustrated to turn the light
on or off.
INTERIOR LIGHT CONTROL SWITCH
The interior light control switch has two positions: DOOR and OFF.
DOOR position
When the switch is in the DOOR position s1 , the
map lights and rear personal lights will illuminate under the following conditions:
● ignition switch is in the LOCK position
– remain on for about 15 seconds.
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● doors are unlocked by pushing the UNLOCK
button on the Intelligent Key or door
handle request switch with the ignition
switch in the LOCK position
– remain on for about 15 seconds.
● any door is opened and then closed with the
ignition switch in the LOCK position
– remain on for about 15 seconds.
● any door is opened with the ignition switch
in the ACC or ON position
– remain on while the door is opened.
When the door is closed, the lights go off.
The lights will turn off after 30 minutes when the
lights remain illuminated to prevent the battery
from becoming discharged.
When the auto interior illumination is set to the
OFF position (see “VEHICLE INFORMATION AND
SETTINGS” in the “4. Monitor, climate, audio,
phone and voice recognition systems” section),
the lights will illuminate under the following
condition:
● any door is opened with the ignition switch
in any position
– remain on while the door is opened.
When the door is closed, the lights go off.
OFF position
When the switch is in the OFF position s2 , the
lights will not illuminate, regardless of the
condition.
The light on the vanity mirror will turn on when
the cover on the vanity mirror is opened.
When the cover is closed, the light will turn off.
The lights will turn off after 30 minutes when the
lights remain illuminated to prevent the battery
from becoming discharged.
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VANITY MIRROR LIGHTS
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The light illuminates when the trunk lid is
opened. When the trunk lid is closed, the light
will turn off.
The light will turn off after 30 minutes when the
light remains illuminated to prevent the battery
from becoming discharged.
HomeLinkT Universal Transceiver provides a
convenient way to consolidate the functions of
up to three individual hand-held transmitters
into one built-in device.
HomeLinkT Universal Transceiver:
● Will operate most Radio Frequency (RF) devices such as garage doors, gates, home and
office lighting, entry door locks and security
systems.
● Is powered by your vehicle’s battery. No
separate batteries are required. If the vehicle’s battery is discharged or is disconnected, HomeLinkT will retain all programming.
Once HomeLinkT Universal Transceiver is programmed, retain the original transmitter for future programming procedures (Example: new vehicle purchases). Upon sale of the vehicle, the
programmed HomeLinkT Universal Transceiver
buttons should be erased for security purposes.
For additional information, see “PROGRAMMING
HomeLinkT” later in this section.
WARNING
● Do not use HomeLinkT Universal Transceiver
with any garage door opener that lacks
safety stop and reverse features as required
by federal safety standards. (These standards became effective for opener models
manufactured after April 1, 1982.) A garage
door opener which cannot detect an object in
the path of a closing garage door and then
automatically stop and reverse, does not
meet current federal safety standards. Using
a garage door opener without these features
increases the risk of serious injury or death.
● During programming procedure, your garage
door or security gate may open or close.
Make sure that people and objects are clear
of the garage door, gate, etc. that you are
programming.
● Your vehicle’s engine should be turned off
while programming HomeLinkT Universal
Transceiver.
PROGRAMMING HOMELINKT
To program your HomeLinkT Transceiver to operate a garage door, gate, or entry door opener,
home or office lighting, you need to be at the
same location as the device. Note: Garage door
openers (manufactured after 1996) have “rolling
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code protection”. To program a garage door
opener equipped with “rolling code protection”;
you will need to use a ladder to get up to the
garage door opener motor to be able to access
the “smart or learn” program button.
1. To begin, push and hold the 2 outer
HomeLinkT buttons (to clear the memory)
until the indicator light sA blinks (after 20
seconds). Release both buttons.
2. Position the end of the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 in (20 to 70 mm) away from
the HomeLinkT surface.
3. Using both hands, simultaneously push
and hold both the HomeLinkT button you
want to program and the hand-held transmitter button.
DO NOT release the buttons until step 4 has
been completed.
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4. Hold down both buttons until the indicator light on HomeLinkT flashes, changing
from a “slow blink” to a “rapid blink”.
This could take up to 90 seconds. When
the indicator light blinks rapidly, both
buttons may be released. The rapidly
flashing light indicates successful programming. To activate the garage door or
other programmed device, push and hold
the programmed HomeLinkT button - releasing when the device begins to activate.
5. If the indicator light on HomeLinkT blinks
rapidly for two seconds and then turns
solid, HomeLinkT has picked up a “rolling
code” garage door opener signal. You will
need to proceed with the next steps to
train HomeLinkT, completing the programming may require a ladder and another person for convenience.
6. Push and release the program button
located on the garage door opener’s motor to activate the “training mode”. This
button is usually located near the antenna wire that hangs down from the
motor. If the wire originates from under a
light lens, you will need to remove the
lens to access the program button.
NOTE:
Once you have pushed and released the training
button on the garage door opener’s motor and
the “training light” is lit, you have 30 seconds in
which to perform step 7. For convenience, use
the help of a second person to assist when performing this step.
7. Quickly (within 30 seconds of pushing
and releasing the garage door opener
program button) and firmly push and release the HomeLinkT button you’ve just
programmed. Push and release the
HomeLinkT button up to three times to
complete the training.
8. Your HomeLinkT button should now be
programmed.
To program the remaining HomeLinkT buttons
for additional door or gate openers, follow
steps 2 through 8 only.
NOTE:
Do not repeat step 1 unless you want to “clear”
all previously programmed HomeLinkT buttons.
If you have any questions or are having difficulty programming your HomeLinkT buttons,
please refer to the HomeLinkT web site at:
www.homelink.com or call 1-800-355-3515.
PROGRAMMING HOMELINKT FOR
CANADIAN CUSTOMERS
Prior to 1992, D.O.C. regulations required handheld transmitters to stop transmitting after 2
seconds. To program your hand-held transmitter to HomeLinkT, continue to push and hold
the HomeLinkT button (note steps 2 through 4
under “Programming HomeLinkT”) while you
push and re-push (“cycle”) your hand-held
transmitter every 2 seconds until the indicator
light flashes rapidly (indicating successful programming).
NOTE:
If programming a garage door opener, etc., it is
advised to unplug the device during the “cycling” process to prevent possible damage to
the garage door opener components.
OPERATING THE HOMELINKT
UNIVERSAL TRANSCEIVER
HomeLinkT Universal Transceiver (once programmed) may now be used to activate the
garage door, etc. To operate, simply push the
appropriate programmed HomeLinkT Universal
Transceiver button. The red indicator light will
illuminate while the signal is being transmitted.
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PROGRAMMING TROUBLE-DIAGNOSIS
If HomeLinkT does not quickly learn the handheld transmitter information:
● replace the hand-held transmitter batteries
with new batteries.
● position the hand-held transmitter with its
battery area facing away from the
HomeLinkT surface.
● push and hold both the HomeLinkT and
hand-held transmitter buttons without interruption.
● position the hand-held transmitter 2 to 5 in
(50 to 127 mm) away from the HomeLinkT
surface. Hold the transmitter in that position
for up to 15 seconds. If HomeLinkT is not
programmed within that time, try holding
the transmitter in another position - keeping
the indicator light in view at all times.
If you continue to have programming difficulties, please contact the INFINITI Consumer Affairs Department. The phone numbers are located in the Foreword of this Owner’s Manual.
CLEARING THE PROGRAMMED
INFORMATION
Individual buttons cannot be cleared, however
to clear all programming, push and hold the two
outside buttons and release when the indicator
light begins to flash (in approximately 20 seconds).
REPROGRAMMING A SINGLE
HOMELINKT BUTTON
To reprogram a HomeLinkT Universal Transceiver button, complete the following.
1. Push and hold the desired HomeLinkT
button. Do not release the button until
step 4 has been completed.
2. When the indicator light begins to flash
slowly (after 20 seconds), position the
hand-held transmitter 2 to 5 in (50 to 127
mm) away from the HomeLinkT surface.
3. Push and hold the hand-held transmitter
button.
4. The HomeLinkT indicator light will flash,
first slowly and then rapidly. When the
indicator light begins to flash rapidly,
release both buttons.
The HomeLinkT Universal Transceiver button
has now been reprogrammed. The new device
can be activated by pushing the HomeLinkT
button that was just programmed. This procedure will not affect any other programmed
HomeLinkT buttons.
IF YOUR VEHICLE IS STOLEN
If your vehicle is stolen, you should change the
codes of any non-rolling code device that has
been programmed into HomeLinkT. Consult the
Owner’s Manual of each device or call the
manufacturer or retailer of those devices for
additional information.
When your vehicle is recovered, you will need to
reprogram the HomeLinkT Universal Transceiver
with your new transmitter information.
FCC Notice:
This device complies with FCC rules part 15. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference and (2) This device must accept any
interference that may be received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
The transmitter has been tested and complies
with FCC and DOC/MDC rules. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user’s
authority to operate the device.
DOC: ISTC 1763K1313
FCC I.D.: CB2V67690
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3 Pre-driving checks and adjustments
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Intelligent Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Valet hand-off. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3
Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Locking with mechanical key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Opening and closing windows with the
mechanical key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Locking with inside lock knob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
Locking with power door lock switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
Automatic door locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
Child safety rear door lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
Intelligent Key system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
Intelligent Key operating range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8
Door locks/unlocks precaution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9
Intelligent Key operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9
Battery saver system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-11
Warning signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-11
Troubleshooting guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12
How to use remote keyless entry function . . . . . . . 3-14
Hood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-17
Trunk lid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-17
Trunk lid release switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-18
Trunk open request switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-18
Opening with key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-18
Trunk open button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-18
Trunk release power cancel switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-19
Interior trunk lid release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-19
Fuel-filler door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-20
Opening the fuel-filler door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-20
Fuel-filler cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-21
Tilt/telescopic steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-22
Tilt or telescopic operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-22
Sun visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-22
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-23
Inside mirror. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-23
Outside mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-24
Automatic drive positioner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-26
Entry/exit function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-26
Memory storage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-27
System operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-29
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A key number plate is supplied with your keys.
Record the key number and keep it in a safe
place (such as your wallet), not in the vehicle. If
you lose your keys, see an INFINITI retailer for
duplicates by using the key number. INFINITI
does not record any key numbers so it is very
important to keep track of your key number
plate.
A key number is only necessary when you have
lost all keys and do not have one to duplicate
from. If you still have a key, this key can be
duplicated by an INFINITI retailer.
1. Intelligent Key (2)
2. Mechanical key (inside Intelligent Keys)
(2)
3. Key number plate (1)
INTELLIGENT KEY
Your vehicle can only be driven with the Intelligent Keys which are registered to your vehicle’s
Intelligent Key system components and INFINITI
Vehicle Immobilizer System components. As
many as 4 Intelligent Keys can be registered
and used with one vehicle. The new keys must
be registered by an INFINITI retailer prior to use
with the Intelligent Key system and INFINITI
Vehicle Immobilizer System of your vehicle.
Since the registration process requires erasing
all memory in the Intelligent Key components
when registering new keys, be sure to take all
Intelligent Keys that you have to the INFINITI
retailer.
CAUTION
● Be sure to carry the Intelligent Key with you
when driving. The Intelligent Key is a precision device with a built-in transmitter. To
avoid damaging it, please note the
following.
– The Intelligent Key is water resistant;
however, wetting may damage the Intelligent Key. If the Intelligent Key gets wet,
immediately wipe until it is completely
dry.
– Do not bend, drop or strike it against another object.
– Do not place the Intelligent Key for an
extended period in a place where temperatures exceed 140°F (60°C).
– Do not change or modify the Intelligent
Key.
– Do not use a magnet key holder.
– Do not place the Intelligent Key near an
electric appliance such as a television
set, personal computer or cellular phone.
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– Do not allow the Intelligent Key to come
into contact with water or salt water, and
do not wash it in a washing machine. This
could affect the system function.
● If an Intelligent Key is lost or stolen, INFINITI
recommends erasing the ID code of that Intelligent Key. This will prevent the Intelligent Key from unauthorized use to unlock
the vehicle. For information regarding the
erasing procedure, please contact an
INFINITI retailer.
Mechanical key
To remove the mechanical key, release the lock
knob at the back of the Intelligent Key.
To install the mechanical key, firmly insert it
into the Intelligent Key until the lock knob
returns to the lock position.
Use the mechanical key to lock or unlock the
doors, trunk lid, glove box and trunk passthrough lid, if they are equipped with a key
cylinder.
See “DOORS” later in this section and “TRUNK
LID” later in this section, “STORAGE” in the “2.
Instruments and controls” section and “SEATS”
in the “1. Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system” section.
CAUTION
Always carry the mechanical key installed in
the Intelligent Key.
VALET HAND-OFF
When you have to leave a key with a valet, give
them the Intelligent Key itself and keep the
mechanical key with you to protect your belongings.
To prevent the glove box and the trunk from
being opened during valet hand-off, follow the
procedures below.
1. Push the trunk release power cancel
switch to the CANCEL side.
2. Remove the mechanical key from the Intelligent Key.
3. Lock the glove box and the trunk passthrough with the mechanical key.
4. Hand the Intelligent Key to the valet,
keeping the mechanical key in your
pocket or bag for insertion into the Intelligent Key when you retrieve your vehicle.
See “TRUNK LID” later in this section, “STORAGE” in the “2. Instruments and controls” section and “SEATS” in the “1. Safety — Seats, seat
belts and supplemental restraint system” section.
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WARNING
● Always have the doors locked while driving.
Along with the use of seat belts, this provides greater safety in the event of an accident by helping to prevent persons from being thrown from the vehicle. This also helps
keep children and others from unintentionally opening the doors, and will help keep
out intruders.
● Before opening any door, always look for and
avoid oncoming traffic.
● Do not leave children unattended inside the
vehicle. They could unknowingly activate
switches or controls. Unattended children
could become involved in serious accidents.
LOCKING WITH MECHANICAL KEY
The power door lock system allows you to lock
or unlock all doors simultaneously using the
mechanical key.
● Turning the driver’s door key cylinder to the
front of the vehicle s1 will lock all doors.
● Turning the driver’s door key cylinder once
to the rear of the vehicle s2 will unlock the
driver’s door. After returning the key to the
neutral position s3 , turning it to the rear
again within 5 seconds will unlock all doors.
● You can switch the lock system to the mode
that allows you to open all the doors when
the key is turned once. (See “HOW TO USE
SETTING BUTTON” in the “4. Monitor, climate, audio, phone and voice recognition
systems” section.)
OPENING AND CLOSING WINDOWS
WITH THE MECHANICAL KEY
The driver’s door key operation also allows you
to open and close all door windows.
To open the windows, turn the driver’s door key
cylinder to the rear of the vehicle for longer than
1 second . The door is unlocked and the window
keeps opening while turning the key.
This function can also be performed by pushing
and holding the door UNLOCK button of the
Intelligent Key. (See “HOW TO USE REMOTE
KEYLESS ENTRY FUNCTION” later in this section.)
To close the windows, turn the driver’s door key
cylinder to the front of the vehicle for longer
than 1 second . The door is locked and the
window keeps closing while turning the key.
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LOCKING WITH INSIDE LOCK KNOB
To lock the door individually, move the inside
lock knob to the lock position s1 then close the
door.
To unlock, move the inside lock knob to the
unlock position s2 .
When locking the door without an Intelligent
Key, be sure not to leave the Intelligent Key
inside the vehicle.
LOCKING WITH POWER DOOR LOCK
SWITCH
Operating the power door lock switch will lock
or unlock all the doors. The switches are located on the driver’s and front passenger’s door
armrests.
To lock the doors, push the power door lock
switch to the lock position s1 with the driver’s
or front passenger’s door open, then close the
door.
When locking the door this way, be certain not to
leave the Intelligent Key inside the vehicle.
To unlock the doors including the fuel-filler
door, push the power door lock switch to the
unlock position s2 .
Lockout protection
When the power door lock switch (driver or front
passenger) is moved to the lock position with
the Intelligent Key in the port and any door
open, all doors will lock and unlock automatically. With the Intelligent Key left in the vehicle
(not in the Intelligent Key port) and any door
open, all doors will unlock automatically and a
chime will sound after the door is closed.
These functions help to prevent the Intelligent
Key from being accidentally locked inside the
vehicle.
AUTOMATIC DOOR LOCKS
● All doors will be locked automatically when
the vehicle speed reaches 15 MPH (24 km/h).
● All doors will be unlocked automatically
when the ignition switch is pushed to the
OFF position.
The automatic lock and unlock functions can be
deactivated or activated independently of each
other.
To deactivate or activate the automatic lock or
unlock system, perform the following procedure:
1. Close all doors.
2. Push the ignition switch to the “ON”
position.
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3. Do one of the following within 20 seconds
of performing step 2:
● To change AUTO UNLOCK settings: push
and hold the power door lock switch to
the position (UNLOCK) for more
than 5 seconds.
● To change AUTO LOCK settings: push and
hold the power door lock switch to the
position (LOCK) 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 must be placed in the OFF and
ON position again between each setting
change.
CHILD SAFETY REAR DOOR LOCK
The child safety rear door lock helps prevent
doors from being opened accidentally, especially when small children are in the vehicle.
When the levers are in the lock position s1 , the
rear doors can be opened only from the outside.
To disengage, move the levers to the unlock
position s2 .
WARNING
● Radio waves could adversely affect electric
medical equipment. Those who use a pacemaker should contact the electric medical
equipment manufacturer for the possible influences before use.
● The Intelligent Key transmits radio waves
when the buttons are pushed. The FAA advises that the radio waves may affect aircraft
navigation and communication systems. Do
not operate the Intelligent Key while on an
airplane. Make sure the buttons are not operated unintentionally when the unit is
stored during a flight.
The Intelligent Key system can operate all the
door locks using the remote controller function
or pushing the request switch on the vehicle
without taking the key out from a pocket or
purse. The operating environment and/or conditions may affect the Intelligent Key system
operation.
Be sure to read the following before using the
Intelligent Key system.
CAUTION
● Be sure to carry the Intelligent Key with you
when operating the vehicle.
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● Never leave the Intelligent Key in the vehicle
when you leave the vehicle.
The Intelligent Key is always communicating
with the vehicle as it receives radio waves. The
Intelligent Key system transmits weak radio
waves. Environmental conditions may interfere
with the operation of the Intelligent Key system
under the following operating conditions.
● When operating near a location where strong
radio waves are transmitted, such as a TV
tower, power station and broadcasting station.
● When in possession of wireless equipment,
such as a cellular telephone, transceiver,
and CB radio.
● When the Intelligent Key is in contact with or
covered by metallic materials.
● When any type of radio wave remote control
is used nearby.
● When the Intelligent Key is placed near an
electric appliance such as a personal computer.
● When the vehicle is parked near a parking
meter.
In such cases, correct the operating conditions
before using the Intelligent Key function or use
the mechanical key.
Although the life of the battery varies depending on the operating conditions, the battery’s
life is approximately 2 years. If the battery is
discharged, replace it with a new one.
Since the Intelligent Key is continuously receiving radio waves, if the key is left near equipment which transmits strong radio waves, such
as signals from a TV and personal computer, the
battery life may become shorter.
For information regarding replacement of a
battery, see “BATTERY REPLACEMENT” in the
“8. Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section.
Because the steering wheel is locked electrically, unlocking the steering wheel with the
ignition switch in the LOCK position is impossible when the vehicle battery is completely
discharged. Pay special attention that the vehicle battery is not completely discharged.
As many as 4 Intelligent Keys can be registered
and used with one vehicle. For information
about the purchase and use of additional Intelligent Keys, contact an INFINITI retailer.
CAUTION
● Do not allow the Intelligent Key, which contains electrical components, to come into
contact with water or salt water. This could
affect the system function.
● Do not drop the Intelligent Key.
● Do not strike the Intelligent Key sharply
against another object.
● Do not change or modify the Intelligent Key.
● Wetting may damage the Intelligent Key. If
the Intelligent Key gets wet, immediately
wipe until it is completely dry.
● Do not place the Intelligent Key for an extended period in an area where temperatures exceed 140°F (60°C).
● Do not attach the Intelligent Key with a key
holder that contains a magnet.
● Do not place the Intelligent Key near equipment that produces a magnetic field, such as
a TV, audio equipment, personal computers
or cellular phones.
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If an Intelligent Key is lost or stolen, INFINITI
recommends erasing the ID code of that Intelligent Key from the vehicle. This may prevent the
unauthorized use of the Intelligent Key to operate the vehicle. For information regarding the
erasing procedure, contact an INFINITI retailer.
INTELLIGENT KEY OPERATING RANGE
The Intelligent Key functions can only be used
when the Intelligent Key is within the specified
operating range from the request switch.
When the Intelligent Key battery is discharged
or strong radio waves are present near the
operating location, the Intelligent Key system’s
operating range becomes narrower, and the
Intelligent Key may not function properly.
The operating range is within 31.50 in (80 cm)
from each request switch.
If the Intelligent Key is too close to the door
glass, handle or rear bumper the request
switches may not function.
When the Intelligent Key is within the operating
range, it is possible for anyone who does not
carry the Intelligent Key to push the request
switch to lock/unlock the doors.
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DOOR LOCKS/UNLOCKS PRECAUTION
● Do not push the door handle request switch
with the Intelligent Key held in your hand as
illustrated. The close distance to the door
handle will cause the Intelligent Key system
to have difficulty recognizing that the Intelligent Key is outside the vehicle.
● After locking with the door handle request
switch, verify the doors are securely locked
by testing them.
● To prevent the Intelligent Key from being left
inside the vehicle, make sure you carry the
key with you and then lock the doors.
● To prevent the Intelligent Key from being left
inside the trunk, make sure you carry the key
with you and then close the trunk.
● Do not pull the door handle before pushing
the door handle request switch. The door
will be unlocked but will not open. Release
the door handle once and pull it again to
open the door.
● The Intelligent Key system (opening/closing
doors with the door handle request switch)
can be set to remain inactive. (See “VEHICLE
INFORMATION AND SETTINGS” in the “4.
Monitor, climate, audio, phone and voice
recognition systems” section.) INTELLIGENT KEY OPERATION
You can lock or unlock the doors without taking
the key out from your pocket or bag.
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When you carry the Intelligent Key with you, you
can lock or unlock all doors by pushing the door
handle request switch sA within the range of
operation.
When you lock or unlock the doors or the trunk
lid, the hazard indicator will flash and the horn
(or the outside chime) will sound as a confirmation. For details, see “Setting hazard indicator
and horn mode” later in this section.
Locking doors and fuel-filler door
1. Move the selector lever to the P (Park)
position, push the ignition switch to the
LOCK position and make sure you carry
the Intelligent Key with you.*1
2. Close all the doors.*2
3. Push the driver’s or front passenger’s
door handle request switch while carrying
the Intelligent Key with you.*3
4. All the doors and fuel-filler door will lock.
5. The hazard indicator flashes twice and the
outside chime sounds twice.
*1: Doors will lock with door handle request
switch while the ignition switch is in the ACC
or ON position.
*2: Doors will not lock with the door handle
request switch while any door is open.
*3: Doors will not lock with the door handle
request switch when the Intelligent Key is
left inside the vehicle.
However, when an Intelligent Key is inside
the vehicle, doors can be locked with another registered Intelligent Key.
Unlocking doors and fuel-filler door
1. Push the driver’s or front passenger’s
door handle request switch once while
carrying the Intelligent Key with you.
2. The hazard indicator flashes once and
outside chime sounds once. The corresponding door and the fuel-filler door will
unlock.
3. Push the door handle request switch
again within 1 minute.
4. The hazard indicator flashes once and
outside chime sounds once again. All the
doors will unlock.
All doors will be locked automatically unless
one of the following operations is performed
within 1 minute after pushing the request switch
while the doors are locked.
● Opening any doors.
● Pushing the ignition switch.
● Inserting the Intelligent Key into the Intelligent Key port.
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Opening trunk lid
1. Push the trunk open request switch sA for
more than 1 second.
2. The trunk will unlatch. An outside chime
will sound four times.
3. Raise the trunk lid to open the trunk.
Lockout protection :
To prevent the Intelligent Key from being accidentally locked in the trunk, lockout protection
is equipped with the Intelligent Key system.
When the trunk lid is closed with the Intelligent
Key inside the trunk, the outside buzzer will
sound and the trunk will open.
BATTERY SAVER SYSTEM
When all the following conditions are met for 60
minutes, the battery saver system will cut off
the power supply to prevent battery discharge.
● The ignition switch is in the ACC position,
and
● All doors are closed, and
● The selector lever is in the P (Park) position.
WARNING SIGNALS
To help prevent the vehicle from moving unexpectedly by erroneous operation of the Intelligent Key listed on the following chart or to help
prevent the vehicle from being stolen, chime or
beep sounds inside and outside the vehicle and
a warning displays in the dot matrix liquid
crystal display.
When a chime or beep sounds or the warning
displays, be sure to check the vehicle and
Intelligent Key.
See “TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE” later in this
section and “DOT MATRIX LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY” in the “2. Instruments and controls”
section.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
Symptom Possible cause Action to take
When pushing the ignition switch to
stop the engine
The SHIFT P warning appears on the
display and the inside warning chime
sounds continuously.
The selector lever is not in the P
(Park) position.
Shift the selector lever to the P
(Park) position.
When opening the driver’s door to
get out of the vehicle
The inside warning chime sounds
continuously.
The ignition switch is in the ACC
position.
Push the ignition switch to the LOCK
position.
The Intelligent Key is in the Intelligent Key port.
Remove the Intelligent Key from the
Intelligent Key port.
When closing the door after getting
out of the vehicle
The NO KEY warning appears on the
display, the outside chime sounds 3
times and the inside warning chime
sounds for approximately 3 seconds.
The ignition switch is in the ACC or
ON position.
Push the ignition switch to the LOCK
position.
The SHIFT P warning appears on the
display and the outside chime
sounds continuously.
The ignition switch is in the ACC position and the selector lever is not in
the P (Park) position.
Move the selector lever to the P
(Park) position and push the ignition
switch to the LOCK position.
When closing the door with the inside lock knob turned to LOCK
The outside chime sounds for approximately 3 seconds and all the
doors unlock.
The Intelligent Key is inside the vehicle or trunk.
Carry the Intelligent Key with you.
When pushing the door handle request switch to lock the door
The outside chime sounds for approximately 2 seconds.
The Intelligent Key is inside the vehicle or trunk.
Carry the Intelligent Key with you.
A door is not closed securely. Close the door securely.
The door handle request switch is
pushed before the door is closed.
Push the door handle request switch
after the door is closed.
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Symptom Possible cause Action to take
When closing the trunk lid The outside chime sounds for approximately 10 seconds and the
trunk lid opens.
The Intelligent Key is inside the
trunk.
Carry the Intelligent Key with you.
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HOW TO USE REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY
FUNCTION
The remote keyless entry function can operate
all door locks and open the trunk lid using the
remote keyless function of the Intelligent Key.
The remote keyless function can operate at a
distance of approximately 33 ft (10 m) from the
vehicle. (The operating distance depends upon
the conditions around the vehicle.)
The remote keyless function will not operate
when:
● the distance between the Intelligent Key and
the vehicle is over 33 ft (10 m).
● the Intelligent Key battery is discharged.
The LOCK/UNLOCK operating range varies depending on the environment. To securely operate the lock and unlock buttons, approach the
vehicle to about 3 ft (1 m) from the door.
When you lock or unlock the doors or the trunk
lid, the hazard indicator will flash and the horn
(or the outside chime) will sound as a confirmation. For details, see “Setting hazard indicator
and horn mode” later in this section.
Locking doors and fuel-filler door
1. Move the selector lever to the P (Park)
position and push the ignition switch to
the LOCK position.
2. Carry the Intelligent Key with you.*1
3. Close all the doors.*2
4. Push the LOCK button s1 on the
Intelligent Key.
5. All the doors and fuel-filler door will lock.
6. The hazard indicator flashes twice and
the horn chirps once.
*1: Doors will lock with the Intelligent Key while
the ignition switch is in the ACC or ON
position.
*2: Doors will not lock with the Intelligent Key
while any door is open.
Unlocking doors and fuel-filler door
1. Push the UNLOCK button s2 on the
Intelligent Key.
2. The hazard indicator flashes once. The
driver’s door and fuel-filler door will unlock.
3. Push the UNLOCK button again
within 1 minute.
4. The hazard indicator flashes once. All the
doors will unlock.
All doors will be locked automatically unless
one of the following operations is performed
within 1 minute after pushing the UNLOCK
button while the doors are locked.
● Opening any doors.
● Pushing the ignition switch.
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● Inserting the Intelligent Key into the Intelligent Key port.
During this 1-minute time period, if the UNLOCK
button on the Intelligent Key is pushed,
all doors will be locked automatically after
another 1 minute.
Opening windows
To open the windows, push the door UNLOCK
button on the Intelligent Key for about 3
seconds after the door is unlocked.
To stop opening, release the UNLOCK
button.
Windows cannot be closed using the Intelligent
Key.
The windows can be opened or closed by
turning the mechanical key in a door lock. (See
“DOORS” earlier in this section.)
Opening trunk lid
1. Push the TRUNK button s3 on the
Intelligent Key for more than 1 second.
2. The trunk will unlatch.
3. Raise the trunk lid to open the trunk.
Using panic alarm
If you are near your vehicle and feel threatened,
you may activate the alarm to call attention as
follows:
1. Push the PANIC button s4 on the
Intelligent Key for more than 1 second.
2. The theft warning alarm and headlights
will stay on for 25 seconds.
3. The panic alarm stops when:
● It has run for 25 seconds, or
● Any of the buttons on the Intelligent Key
is pushed. (Note: the TRUNK or PANIC
button must be pushed for more than 1
second.)
Setting hazard indicator and horn
mode
This vehicle is set in hazard indicator and horn
mode when you first receive the vehicle.
In hazard indicator and horn mode, when the
LOCK button s1 is pushed, the hazard
indicator flashes twice and the horn chirps
once. When the UNLOCK button s2 is
pushed, the hazard indicator flashes once.
If horns are not necessary, the system can be
switched to the hazard indicator mode.
In hazard indicator mode, when the LOCK
button is pushed, the hazard indicator
flashes twice. When the UNLOCK button
is pushed, neither the hazard indicator nor the
horn operates.
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Hazard indicator and horn mode :
Operation DOOR LOCK DOOR UNLOCK TRUNK OPEN
Push door handle request
switch or trunk open request switch
HAZARD - twice
OUTSIDE CHIME -
twice
HAZARD - once
OUTSIDE CHIME -
once
HAZARD - none
OUTSIDE CHIME - 4
times
Push , or
button
HAZARD - twice
HORN - once
HAZARD - once
HORN - none
HAZARD - none
HORN - none
Hazard indicator mode :
Operation DOOR LOCK DOOR UNLOCK TRUNK OPEN
Push door handle request
switch or trunk open request switch
HAZARD - twice HAZARD - none HAZARD - none
Push , or
button
HAZARD - twice HAZARD - none HAZARD - none
Switching procedure :
To switch the hazard indicator and horn operation, push the LOCK s1 and UNLOCK
s2 buttons on the Intelligent Key simultaneously for more than 2 seconds.
● When the hazard indicator mode is set, the
hazard indicator flashes 3 times.
● When the hazard indicator and horn mode is
set, the hazard indicator flashes once and
the horn chirps once.
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1. Pull the hood lock release handle s1
located below the instrument panel; the
hood will then spring up slightly.
2. Pull the lever s2 at the front of the hood
with your fingertips and raise the hood.
3. When closing the hood, slowly close the
hood down to latch both the right and left
locks. Push the hood down to lock the
hood securely into place.
WARNING
● Make sure the hood is completely closed and
latched before driving. Failure 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.
WARNING
● Do not drive with the trunk lid open. This
could allow dangerous exhaust gases to be
drawn into the vehicle. See “EXHAUST GAS
(carbon monoxide)” in the “5. Starting and
driving” section of this manual.
● Closely supervise children when they are
around cars to prevent them from playing
and becoming locked in the trunk where they
could be seriously injured. Keep the car
locked, with the trunk closed, when not in
use, and prevent children’s access to Intelligent Keys.
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TRUNK LID RELEASE SWITCH
The trunk lid release switch sA is located on the
instrument panel.
To open the trunk lid, push the release switch
down as illustrated. To close, push the trunk lid
down.
You can open the trunk lid with Intelligent Key.
(See “INTELLIGENT KEY SYSTEM” page 3-6.)
TRUNK OPEN REQUEST SWITCH
The trunk lid can be opened by pushing the
trunk open request switch sA when the Intelligent Key is within the operating range of the
trunk lock/unlock function regardless of the
inside lock knob position. (See “INTELLIGENT
KEY SYSTEM” earlier in this section.)
OPENING WITH KEY
To open the trunk lid, insert the mechanical key
to the trunk key cylinder and turn the key to the
right side of the vehicle. To close, remove the
key and push the trunk lid down.
TRUNK OPEN BUTTON
The trunk lid can be opened by pushing the
TRUNK OPEN button on the Intelligent
Key for more than 1 second.
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TRUNK RELEASE POWER CANCEL
SWITCH
When the switch located inside the glove box is
in the CANCEL position s1 , the power to the
trunk lid will be canceled and the trunk lid
cannot be opened by the trunk lid release
switch, the trunk open request switch with the
Intelligent Key carried with you or the TRUNK
button on the Intelligent Key.
When you have to leave the vehicle with a valet
and want to keep your belongings safe in the
glove box and the trunk, push this switch to
CANCEL and lock the glove box with the mechanical key. Then leave the vehicle and the
Intelligent Key with the valet and keep the
mechanical key with you.
See “KEYS” earlier in this section.
To connect the power to the trunk lid, push the
switch to the ON s2 position.
INTERIOR TRUNK LID RELEASE
WARNING
Closely supervise children when they are
around cars to prevent them from playing and
becoming locked in the trunk where they could
be seriously injured. Keep the car locked, with
the trunk lid securely latched, when not in use,
and prevent children’s access to Intelligent
Keys.
The interior trunk lid release mechanism allows
opening of the trunk lid in the event that people
become locked inside the trunk or in the event
of the loss of electrical power such as a discharged battery.
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Releasing inside the trunk
To open the trunk lid from the inside, pull the
release handle sA until the lock releases and
push up on the trunk lid. The release lever is
made of a material that glows in the dark after
a brief exposure to ambient light.
The handle is located on the back of the trunk
lid as illustrated.
Releasing from the rear seat
You can also access the release handle through
the trunk pass-through (rear seat armrest). (See
“ARMREST” in the “1. Safety — Seats, seat belts
and supplemental restraint system” section.)
To open the trunk lid from the rear seat, pull the
release handle towards front of vehicle until the
lock releases.
OPENING THE FUEL-FILLER DOOR
To open the fuel-filler door, unlock the fuel-filler
door by using one of the following operations,
then push the left side of the door.
● Push the door handle request switch with
the Intelligent Key carried with you.
● Push the UNLOCK button on the Intelligent Key.
● Insert the mechanical key into the door lock
cylinder and turn it to the rear of the vehicle.
● Push the power door lock switch to the
UNLOCK position.
To lock, close the fuel-filler door securely and
lock all doors by operating the door handle
request switch, the LOCK button on the
Intelligent Key, the mechanical key or the power
door lock switch.
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FUEL-FILLER CAP
The fuel-filler cap is a ratcheting type. Turn the
cap counterclockwise to remove. To tighten,
turn the cap clockwise until ratcheting clicks
are heard.
WARNING
● Gasoline is extremely flammable and highly
explosive under certain conditions. You
could be burned or seriously injured if it is
misused or mishandled. Always stop 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 fuelfiller cap as a replacement. It has a built-in
safety valve needed for proper operation of
the fuel system and emission control system. An incorrect cap can result in a serious
malfunction and possible injury. It could
also cause the malfunction indicator light 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 containers:
– Always place the container on the ground
when filling.
– Do not use electronic devices when filling.
– Keep the pump nozzle in contact with the
container while you are filling it.
– Use only approved portable fuel containers for flammable liquid.
CAUTION
● If fuel is spilled on the vehicle body, flush it
away with water to avoid paint damage.
● Insert the cap straight into the fuel-filler
tube, then tighten until the fuel-filler cap
clicks. Failure to tighten the fuel-filler cap
properly may cause the malfunction
indicator light (MIL) to illuminate. If the
light illuminates because the fuelfiller cap is loose or missing, tighten or install the cap and continue to drive the vehicle. The light should turn off after a
few driving trips. If the light does not
turn off after a few driving trips, have the
vehicle inspected by an INFINITI retailer.
For additional information, see “Malfunction
Indicator Light (MIL)” in the “2. Instruments
and controls” section.
Put the fuel-filler cap on the cap holder sA
while refueling.
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WARNING
● Do not adjust the steering wheel while driving. You could lose control of your vehicle
and cause an accident.
● Do not adjust the steering wheel any closer
to you than is necessary for proper steering
operation and comfort. The driver’s air bag
inflates with great force. If you are unrestrained, leaning forward, sitting sideways
or out of position in any way, you are at
greater risk of injury or death in a crash. You
may also receive serious or fatal injuries
from the air bag if you are up against it when
it inflates. Always sit back against the seatback and as far away as practical from the
steering wheel. Always use the seat belts.
TILT OR TELESCOPIC OPERATION
Move the lever to adjust the steering wheel up
or down, forward or rearward to the desired
position.
Entry/Exit function operation
The automatic drive positioner system will
make the steering wheel move up automatically
when the driver’s door is opened with the
ignition switch in the LOCK position. This lets
the driver get into and out of the seat more
easily.
For more information, see “AUTOMATIC DRIVE
POSITIONER” later in this section.
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TILT/TELESCOPIC STEERING SUN VISORS
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CAUTION
● Do not store the main sun visor before storing the sub-sun visor and the extension sun
visor.
● Do not pull the sub-sun visor and the extension sun visor forcedly downward.
1. To block out glare from the front, swing
down the main sun visor s1 .
2. To block glare from the side, remove the
main sun visor from the center mount and
swing it to the side s2 .
3. To block glare from the front, swing down
the sub-sun visor s3 .
4. Draw out the extension sun visor s4 from
the main sun visor to block from further
glare.
INSIDE MIRROR
Adjust the height and the angle of the inside
mirror to the desired position.
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Type B
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Automatic anti-glare type
The inside mirror is designed so that it automatically changes reflection according to the
intensity of the headlights of the following
vehicle.
The anti-glare system will be automatically
turned on when the ignition switch is pushed to
the ON position.
When the anti-glare system is turned on, the
indicator light sA will illuminate and excessive
glare from the headlights of the vehicle behind
you will be reduced.
Type A: Push the switch sB to make the
inside rearview mirror operate normally and the
indicator light will turn off. Push the
switch again to turn the system on.
Type B: Push the “C” switch sC to make the
inside rearview mirror operate normally. The
indicator light will turn off. Push the “I” switch
sD to turn the system on.
Do not allow any object to cover the sensors sE
or apply glass cleaner on them. Doing so will
reduce the sensitivity of the sensor, resulting in
improper operation.
For the compass (if so equipped) operation, see
“COMPASS” in the “2. Instruments and controls” section.
For the HomeLinkT Universal Transceiver operation, see “HomeLinkT UNIVERSAL TRANSCEIVER” in the “2. Instruments and controls”
section.
OUTSIDE MIRRORS
WARNING
Objects viewed in the outside mirror on the
passenger side are closer than they appear. Be
careful when moving to the right. Using only
this mirror could cause an accident. Use the
inside mirror or glance over your shoulder to
properly judge distances to other objects.
Adjusting outside mirrors
The outside mirror control switch is located at
the lower part of the instrument panel.
The outside mirror will operate only when the
ignition switch is in the ACC or ON position.
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Move the switch right s1 or left s2 to select the
right or left side mirror, then adjust s3 using
the control switch.
Defrosting outside mirrors (if so
equipped)
The outside mirrors will be heated when the
rear window defroster switch is operated. (See
“REAR WINDOW AND OUTSIDE MIRROR DE-
FROSTER SWITCH” in the “2. Instruments and
controls” section.)
Foldable outside mirrors
Fold the outside mirror by pushing it toward the
rear of the vehicle.
Reverse tilt-down feature
When backing up the vehicle, the right or left
outside mirror will turn downward automatically
to provide better rear visibility.
1. Push the ignition switch to the ON position.
2. Move the selector lever to the R (Reverse)
position.
3. Choose the right or left outside mirror by
operating the outside mirror control
switch.
4. The selected outside mirror surface
moves downward.
When one of the following conditions has occurred, the selected outside mirror surface will
return to its original position.
● The selector lever is moved to any position
other than R (Reverse).
● The outside mirror control switch is set to
the center position.
● The ignition switch is pushed to the LOCK
position.
For more information regarding this feature and
how to save the R (Reverse) mirror tilt-down
adjustment in the automatic drive positioner
memory, see “Automatic drive positioner” later
in this section.
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The automatic drive positioner system has the
following features:
● Entry/exit function
● Memory storage
ENTRY/EXIT FUNCTION
This system is designed so that the driver’s seat
and steering column will automatically move
when the selector lever is in the P (Park)
position. This allows the driver to get into and
out of the driver’s seat more easily.
The driver’s seat will slide backward and the
steering wheel will move up when the driver’s
door is opened with the ignition switch in the
LOCK position.
The driver’s seat and steering wheel will return
to the previous positions when one of the
following is operated:
● When the ignition switch is pushed to the
ACC position after the driver’s door is
closed.
● When the ignition switch is pushed to the
ON position.
● When the Intelligent Key is inserted into the
port after the driver’s door is closed.
The driver’s seat will not return to the previous
positions if the seat or steering adjusting
switch is operated when the seat is at the exit
position.
Cancel or activate entry/exit function
To cancel or activate the entry/exit function, the
selector lever must be in the P (Park) position
with the ignition switch in the LOCK position.
Push and hold the SET switch for more than 10
seconds to cancel or activate the entry/exit
function.
The indicator lights on the memory switches (1
and 2) will blink once when the function is
canceled, and the indicator lights will blink
twice when the function is activated.
The entry/exit function can also be canceled or
activated if the “Lift Steering Wheel on Exit” key
or “Slide Driver Seat Back on Exit” key is turned
to ON or OFF in the “Comfort & Conv.” settings.
(See “VEHICLE INFORMATION AND SETTINGS” in
the “4. Monitor, climate, audio, phone and
voice recognition systems” section.)
Initialize entry/exit function
If the battery cable is disconnected, or if the
fuse opens, the entry/exit function will not work
though this function was set on before. In such
a case, after connecting the battery or replacing
with a new fuse, open and close the driver’s
door more than two times after the ignition
switch is pushed to the ON position once, then
pushed to the LOCK position. The entry/exit
function will be activated.
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MEMORY STORAGE
Two positions for the driver’s seat, steering
column and outside mirrors can be stored in the
automatic drive positioner memory. Follow
these procedures to use the memory system.
1. Move the selector lever to the P (Park)
position.
2. Push the ignition switch to the ON position.
3. Adjust the driver’s seat, steering column
and outside mirrors to the desired positions by manually operating each adjusting switch. For additional information, see
“SEATS” in the “1. Safety — Seats, seat
belts and supplemental restraint system”
section and “TILT/TELESCOPIC STEERING”
page 3-22 and “OUTSIDE MIRRORS” earlier in this section.
4. Push the SET switch and, within 5 seconds, push the memory switch (1 or 2)
fully for at least 1 second.
The indicator light for the pushed memory
switch will stay on for approximately 5 seconds after pushing the switch.
If memory is stored in the same memory switch,
the previous memory will be deleted.
Procedure for storing the outside
mirror positions for best visibility at
reverse tilt-down feature
Two outside mirror positions for backing up can
be stored in the automatic drive positioner
memory.
1. Apply the parking brake.
2. Push the ignition switch to the ON position. (Do not start the engine.)
3. Push the memory switch (1 or 2) fully for
at least 1 second to operate the automatic
drive positioner.
4. Turn the outside mirror control switch to L
(left).
5. Depress the brake pedal.
6. Move the selector lever to the R (Reverse)
position.
7. Adjust the mirror to the desired viewing
position for backing up by operating the
outside mirror control switch.
8. Push the SET switch and, within 5 seconds, push the memory switch (1 or 2)
selected in step 3 fully for at least 1
second.
● The indicator light for the pushed memory
switch will stay on for approximately 5
seconds after pushing the switch. After
the indicator light goes off, the selected
mirror position is stored in the selected
memory (1 or 2).
9. Turn the outside mirror control switch to R
(right).
Repeat the above procedure to adjust the
right mirror position and store in the selected memory.
● When the driver’s seat, outside mirror and
steering column are not in the memorized
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position, the outside mirror will move with
the initial tilt-down angle, if the reverse
tilt-down position is stored.
Linking Intelligent Key to a stored
memory position
The Intelligent Key can be linked to a stored
memory position with the following procedure.
1. Follow the steps for storing a memory
position.
2. While the indicator light for the memory
switch being set is illuminated for 5 seconds, push the button on the Intelligent Key. If the indicator light blinks, the
Intelligent Key is linked to that memory
setting.
Push the ignition switch to the LOCK position,
and push the button on the Intelligent
Key. The driver’s seat, steering wheel and outside mirrors will move to the memorized position.
Confirming memory storage
● Push the ignition switch to the ON position
and push the SET switch. If the main memory
has not been stored, the indicator light will
come on for approximately 0.5 second.
When the memory has stored in position, the
indicator light will stay on for approximately
5 seconds.
● If the battery cable is disconnected, or if the
fuse opens, the memory will be canceled. In
this case, reset the desired position using
the previous procedure.
● If optional Intelligent Keys are added to your
vehicle, perform the memory storage procedure to switch (1 or 2) and linking Intelligent
Key procedure to a stored memory position
again for each Intelligent Key. For additional
Intelligent Key information, see “KEYS” earlier in this section.
Selecting the memorized position
1. Move the selector lever to the P (Park)
position.
2. Use one of the following methods to move
the driver’s seat, steering column and
outside mirrors.
● Push the ignition switch to the ON position and push the memory switch (1 or 2)
fully for at least 1 second.
● Within 45 seconds after opening the driver’s door, push the memory switch (1 or 2)
fully for at least 1 second.
The driver’s seat, steering column and
outside mirrors will move to the memorized position with the indicator light
flashing, and then the light will stay on for
approximately 5 seconds.
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SYSTEM OPERATION
The automatic drive positioner system will not
work or will stop operating under the following
conditions:
● When the vehicle speed is above 4 MPH (7
km/h).
● When the adjusting switch for the driver’s
seat and steering column is turned on while
the automatic drive positioner is operating.
● When the memory switch (1 or 2) is not
pushed for at least 1 second.
● When the seat, steering column and outside
mirrors have already been moved to the
memorized position.
● When no position is stored in the memory
switch.
● When the engine is started while the automatic drive positioner is operating.
● When approximately 45 seconds have
passed after the driver’s door was opened
(ignition switch is not in the ON position).
● When the selector lever is moved from the P
(Park) position to any other position. (However, it will not be canceled if the switch is
pushed while the seat and steering column
are returning to the previous positions
(entry/exit function).)
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MEMO
4 Monitor, climate, audio, phone and voice
recognition systems
Safety note . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
Center multi-function control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
How to use INFINITI controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
How to use touch screen
(models with navigation system). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
Start-up screen
(models with navigation system). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6
Start menu
(models with navigation system). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6
How to select menus on the screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-7
Vehicle information and settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-7
How to use STATUS button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-7
How to use brightness control and display
ON/OFF button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-7
How to use DISP button
(models without navigation system). . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-8
How to use TRIP button
(models without navigation system). . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-8
How to use FUEL ECON button
(models without navigation system). . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-8
How to use INFO button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-8
Warning display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-14
How to use SETTING button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-15
How to use AUX button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-21
How to use DISC button (for models
without navigation system). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-22
Rearview monitor (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-22
How to read the displayed lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-23
How to park with predicted course lines. . . . . . . . . 4-23
Difference between predicted and actual
distances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-25
How to adjust the screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-27
Operating tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-27
Ventilators. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-28
Automatic climate control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-29
Automatic climate control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-30
Rear switches for climate control
(if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-33
Operating tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-33
In-cabin microfilter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-33
Servicing climate control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-33
Audio system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-34
Audio operation precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-34
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FM-AM-SAT radio with Compact Disc (CD)
player/changer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-43
CompactFlash (CF) player operation
(if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-47
iPodT player operation (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . 4-48
Music box hard-disk drive audio system
(models with navigation system). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-50
CD/CF (CompactFlash) care and cleaning . . . . . . . . 4-57
Steering-wheel-mounted controls for audio . . . . . . 4-58
Rear control switches for audio
(if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-60
Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-61
Auxiliary input jacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-61
INFINITI Mobile Entertainment System (MES)
(if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-62
Digital Versatile Disc (DVD) system
components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-62
Before operating the DVD mobile
entertainment system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-66
Playing a DVD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-68
Care and maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-72
Car phone or CB radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-73
BluetoothT Hands-Free Phone System with
navigation system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-74
Regulatory information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-75
Voice commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-76
Control buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-76
Pairing procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-76
Phonebook registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-77
Making a call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-79
Receiving a call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-80
During a call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-80
Phone setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-81
Troubleshooting guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-83
BluetoothT Hands-Free Phone System without
navigation system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-84
Regulatory information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-85
Initialization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-85
Operating tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-85
Giving voice commands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-86
Control buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-87
Getting started. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-87
Choosing a language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-87
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Pairing procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-87
Making a call by entering a phone number . . . . . . 4-88
Receiving a call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-88
List of voice commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-89
Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-89
During a call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-90
Phonebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-91
Memo pad. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-93
Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-93
Speaker Adaptation (SA) mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-95
Troubleshooting guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-97
INFINITI Voice Recognition system
(models with navigation system). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-98
INFINITI Voice Recognition standard mode . . . . . . . 4-98
Using the system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-101
INFINITI Voice Recognition alternate
command mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-109
Using the system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-116
Troubleshooting guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-120
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WARNING
● Do not disassemble or modify this system. If
you do, it may result in accidents, fire, or
electric shock.
● Do not use this system if you notice any
abnormality, such as a frozen screen or lack
of sound. Continued use of the system may
result in accident, fire or electric shock.
● In case you notice any foreign object in the
system hardware, spill liquid on it, or notice
smoke or smell coming from it, stop using
the system immediately and contact your
nearest INFINITI retailer. Ignoring such conditions may lead to accidents, fire, or electric
shock.
● Park the vehicle in a safe location and apply
the parking brake to view the images on the
front center display screen using devices
connected to the auxiliary input jacks.
Do not attempt to operate the system in extreme
temperature conditions [below 24°F (220°C)
and above 158°F (70°C)]. Operating this system
under these conditions may result in system
malfunctions.
1. “STATUS ” status display button (P. 4-7)
2, 6, 7, 8, 9. Navigation system control
buttons (Refer to the separate
Navigation System Owner’s
Manual.)
3. INFINITI controller (P. 4-4)
4. “PHONE ” BluetoothT Hands-Free Phone
System button (P. 4-74)
5. “ OFF ” brightness control and display ON/OFF button (P. 4-7)
10. “INFO ” vehicle and navigation information button (P. 4-8)
11. “SETTING ” button (P. 4-15)
12. “AM·FM·SAT ” band selector button
(P. 4-34)
13. “DISC·AUX ” selector button (P. 4-21)
With navigation system
SAA1800
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1. “DISP ” display setting button
(P. 4-8, P. 4-16)
2. “RADIO AM·FM ” band selector button
(P. 4-34)
3. INFINITI controller (P. 4-4)
4. “STATUS ” status display button (P. 4-7)
5. “ OFF ” brightness control and
display ON/OFF button (P. 4-7)
6. “TRIP ” trip computer button
(P. 4-8, P. 4-10)
7. “FUEL ECON ” button (P. 4-8, P. 4-9)
8. “AUX ” button (P. 4-21)
9. “DISC ” selector button (P. 4-22)
10. “INFO ” vehicle information button
(P. 4-8)
11. “SETTING ” button (P. 4-15)
When you use this system, make sure the
engine is running.
If you use the system with the engine not running (ignition ON or ACC) for a long time, it will
use up all the battery power, and the engine will
not start.
Without navigation system
SAA1801
With navigation system
SAA1097
Without navigation system
SAA1098
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HOW TO USE INFINITI CONTROLLER
Choose an item on the display using the main
directional buttons s2 (or additional directional
buttons s6 with navigation system) or center
dial s3 , and push the ENTER button s1 for
operation.
If you push the BACK button s4 before the
setup is completed, the setup will be canceled
and/or the display will return to the previous
screen. This button can also be used to delete
characters that have been input.
After the setup is completed, push the BACK
button s4 and return to the previous screen.
For the VOICE button s5 functions, refer to the
separate Navigation System Owner’s Manual.
HOW TO USE TOUCH SCREEN (models
with navigation system)
CAUTION
● The glass screen on the liquid crystal display
may break if it is hit with a hard or sharp
object. If the glass breaks, do not touch the
liquid crystalline material, which contains a
small amount of mercury. In case of contact
with skin, wash immediately with soap and
water.
● To clean the display, never use a rough cloth,
alcohol, benzine, thinner or any kind of solvent or paper towel with a chemical cleaning
agent. They will scratch or deteriorate the
panel.
● Do not splash any liquid such as water or car
fragrance on the display. Contact with liquid
will cause the system to malfunction.
To ensure safe driving, some functions cannot
be operated while driving.
The on-screen functions that are not available
while driving will be “grayed out” or muted.
Park the vehicle in a safe location and then
operate the navigation system.
Touch screen operation
With this system, the same operations as those
for the INFINITI controller are possible using the
touch screen operation.
Selecting the item :
Touch an item to select. To select the “Audio”
settings, touch the “Audio” area s1 on the
screen.
Touch the BACK s2 button to return the previous screen.
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Adjusting an item :
Touch the + s1 or 2 s2 button to adjust the
settings.
Touch the UP s3 or DOWN s4 button to move to
the previous or next page.
Inputting characters :
Touch the letter or number s1 .
There are some options available when inputting characters.
● Uppercase:
Shows uppercase characters.
● Lowercase:
Shows lowercase characters.
● Space:
Inserts a space.
● Symbols:
Shows symbols such as the question mark
(?).
● Delete:
Deletes the last character that has been
input with one touch. Push and hold the
button to delete all of the characters.
● OK:
Completes character inputs.
Touch screen maintenance
If you clean the display screen, use a dry, soft
cloth. If additional cleaning is necessary, use a
small amount of neutral detergent with a soft
cloth. Never spray the screen with water or
detergent. Dampen the cloth first, and then
wipe the screen.
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START-UP SCREEN (models with
navigation system)
When you push the ignition switch to the ACC or
ON position, the SYSTEM START-UP warning is
displayed on the screen. When you read and
agree with the warning, push the ENTER button.
If you do not push the ENTER button, you will
not be able to use the NAVI system.
To proceed to the NAVI system, refer to the
separate Navigation System Owner’s Manual.
START MENU (models with navigation
system)
The start menu can be displayed using the
ENTER switch on the steering-wheel-mounted
controls.
1. While the map (if so equipped) or status
screen is displayed, push and hold the
ENTER switch until the “Menu Options”
screen appears.
2. Highlight the preferred item by tilting the
ENTER switch up or down, and then push
the ENTER switch to select.
Available items
Destination/Route :
These items are for the navigation system. If
your vehicle is equipped with the navigation
system, see the separate Navigation System
Owner’s Manual for details.
Information :
Displays the information screen. It is the same
screen that appears when you push the INFO
button.
Settings :
Displays the settings screen. It is the same
screen that appears when you push the SETTING button.
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HOW TO SELECT MENUS ON THE
SCREEN
Vehicle functions are viewed on the display
screen in menus. Whenever a menu selection is
made or menu item is highlighted, different
areas on the screen provide you with important
information. See the following for details.
1. Header:
Shows the path used to get to the current
screen. (i.e. push SETTING button > choose
“Comfort & Conv.” menu item.)
2. Menu Selections:
Shows the options to choose within that
menu screen. (i.e. Auto Interior Illumination,
etc.)
3. UP/DOWN Movement indicator:
Shows that the INFINITI controller may be
used to move UP/DOWN on the screen and
select more options.
4. Screen Count:
Shows the number of menu selections available for that screen (i.e. 1/9).
5. Footer/Information Line:
Provides more information (if available)
about the menu selection currently highlighted. (i.e. Cabin lighting when unlocking doors.)
HOW TO USE STATUS BUTTON
To display the status of the audio, climate
control system, fuel consumption and navigation system (if so equipped), push the STATUS
button. The following information will appear
when the STATUS button is pushed.
Audio → Audio and Climate control system →
Audio and fuel consumption → Audio and Navigation system (if so equipped) → Audio
HOW TO USE BRIGHTNESS CONTROL
AND DISPLAY ON/OFF BUTTON
Push the “ OFF ” button to switch the
display brightness to the daytime mode or the
nighttime mode, and to adjust the display
brightness using the INFINITI controller while
the indicator is displayed at the bottom of the
screen.
The display brightness can also be adjusted
using the brightness UP button (+) or brightness DOWN button (2) (models without navigation system).
Push and hold the “ OFF ” button for more
than 2 seconds to turn the display off. Push the
button again to turn the display on.
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HOW TO USE DISP BUTTON (models
without navigation system)
Push the DISP button to show the display
setting screen. (See “Display settings” later in
this section.)
HOW TO USE TRIP BUTTON (models
without navigation system)
Push the TRIP button to show the trip computer
display. (See “Trip Computer information” later
in this section.)
HOW TO USE FUEL ECON BUTTON
(models without navigation system)
Push the FUEL ECON button to show the fuel
economy information. (See “Fuel Economy information” later in this section.)
HOW TO USE INFO BUTTON
The display screen shows vehicle and navigation (if so equipped) information for your convenience.
The information shown on the screen should be
a guide to determine the condition of the vehicle. See the following for details.
Vehicle information display
1. Push the INFO button on the control panel.
2. Choose an item using the INFINITI controller and push the ENTER button.
3. After viewing or adjusting the information
on the following screens, push the BACK
button to return to the INFORMATION
menu.
See the separate Navigation System Owner’s
Manual for the following items:
● Traffic Info.
● Where am I?
● GPS Satellite Info.
With navigation system
SAA1803
Without navigation system
SAA1805
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Fuel Economy information
The distance to empty, average fuel economy
and current fuel economy (shown on the right
side bar) will be displayed for reference.
To reset the Average Fuel Economy, use the
INFINITI controller to highlight the “Reset ” key
and push the ENTER button.
If the “View ” key is highlighted with the
INFINITI controller and the ENTER button is
pushed, the average fuel consumption history
will be displayed in graph form along with the
average for the previous Reset-to-Reset period.
The unit can be converted between “US” and
“Metric”. (See “HOW TO USE SETTING BUTTON”
later in this section.)
For models without the navigation system, the
information can be displayed by pushing the
FUEL ECON button on the control panel.
Tire Pressure information
The tire pressure will be displayed for reference.
The pressure indication “** psi” on the screen
means that the tire pressure is being measured.
After a few driving trips, the pressure for each
tire will be displayed.
In case of low tire pressure, LOW PRESSURE
information will be displayed on the screen.
Check the pressure for all tires.
Tire pressure rises and falls depending on the
heat caused by the vehicle’s traveling condition
and the temperature.
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After tire rotation is performed, tire pressure
will not be displayed in the actual tire position.
Drive the vehicle at over 25 MPH (40 km/h) for
approximately 10 minutes to reset the display.
For more details about the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), see “TIRE PRESSURE
MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)” in the “5. Starting and driving” section.
WARNING
● When a spare tire is mounted or a wheel is
replaced, tire pressure will not be indicated,
the TPMS will not function and the low tire
pressure warning light will flash for approximately 1 minute. The light will remain on
after 1 minute. Contact your INFINITI retailer
as soon as possible for tire replacement
and/or system resetting.
● Replacing tires with those not originally
specified by INFINITI could affect the proper
operation of the TPMS.
Trip Computer information
Elapsed Time, Driving Distance and Average
Speed will be displayed.
To reset each set of trip computer information,
use the INFINITI controller to highlight the “Reset ” key and push the ENTER button.
The unit can be converted between “US” and
“Metric”. (See “HOW TO USE SETTING BUTTON”
later in this section.)
With navigation system
SAA1806
Without navigation system
SAA1305
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Maintenance information
The maintenance intervals can be displayed for
your desired maintenance items.
To set the maintenance interval for Reminders 1
to 4, choose an item using the INFINITI controller and push the ENTER button.
You can also set to display a message to remind
you that the maintenance needs to be performed.
The following example shows how to set Reminder 1. Use the same steps to set the other
maintenance information.
1. Reset the driving distance to the new
maintenance schedule.
2. Set the interval (mileage) of the maintenance schedule. To determine the recommended maintenance interval, refer to
your “INFINITI Service and Maintenance
Guide”.
3. To display the reminder automatically
when the set trip distance is reached,
highlight the “Interval Reminder ” key
with the INFINITI controller and push the
ENTER button.
4. To return the display to MAINTENANCE
INFO., push the BACK button.
With navigation system
SAA1554
Without navigation system
SAA1807
With navigation system
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Maintenance information display cannot be operated when the vehicle is moving. Stop the
vehicle in a safe place to see the information.
The unit can be converted between “US” and
“Metric”. (See “HOW TO USE SETTING BUTTON”
later in this section.)
The Reminder will be automatically displayed as
shown when both of the following conditions
are met:
● the vehicle is driven the set distance and the
ignition switch is pushed to the LOCK position.
● the ignition switch is pushed to the ACC or
ON position the next time you drive the
vehicle after the set value has been reached.
To return to the previous display after the
maintenance reminder screen is displayed,
push the BACK button.
The maintenance reminder screen is displayed
each time the ignition switch is pushed to the
ON position unless one of the following operations is performed:
● “Reset Distance” is selected.
● “Interval Reminder” is set to OFF.
● the maintenance interval is set again.
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Others information (models with
navigation system)
Select the “Others” key and push the ENTER
button to show “Voice Recognition” and “Navigation Version”.
Voice Recognition information
(models with navigation system)
When you use the INFINITI Voice Recognition
system for the first time or if you do not know
how to operate it, you can display the voice
command list or user guide for confirmation.
(See “INFINITI VOICE RECOGNITION SYSTEM
(models with navigation system)” later in this
section for the details.)
Command List :
Displays a list of voice commands that the
system can recognize.
User Guide :
Displays a simplified operation manual of the
voice recognition system and how to use the
voice commands.
Navigation Version information
(models with navigation system)
The version of the navigation system will be
displayed.
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WARNING DISPLAY
The warning display will appear when one of the
following conditions occurs while driving at a
speed over 3 MPH (5 km/h).
● Any door is not securely closed. (The corresponding door will be indicated on the display.)
● The trunk lid is not securely closed.
The warning display will turn off when the
vehicle speed slows down under 3 MPH (5
km/h) even if a door or trunk lid is not securely
closed yet.
Make sure to stop the vehicle and close a door
or trunk lid securely.
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SAA1188
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SAA1804
Without navigation system
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HOW TO USE SETTING BUTTON
The display for vehicle settings will appear
when the SETTING button on the control panel
is pushed.
For navigation settings, refer to the separate
Navigation System Owner’s Manual.
For the “Comfort and Conv.” settings, the ignition switch must be in the ON position.
Audio settings
The following display will appear when pushing
the SETTING button, selecting the “Audio ” key
with the INFINITI controller and pushing the
ENTER button.
Bass/Treble/Balance/Fade :
To adjust the speaker tone quality and sound
balance, select the “Bass ”, “Treble ”, “Balance
” or “Fade ” key and adjust it with the INFINITI
controller.
These items can also be adjusted by pushing
and turning the AUDIO knob.
BOSET CenterpointT (if so equipped) :
When this item is turned to ON, an exciting
surround sound is generated from a traditional
stereo recording.
BOSET AudioPilotT (if so equipped) :
When this item is turned to ON, AudioPilotT
monitors noise in the passenger compartment
with a microphone and compensates for any
unpleasant noise.
Surround Volume (if so equipped) :
To adjust the surround sound volume, select
“Surround Vol.” and adjust it with the INFINITI
controller.
With navigation system
SAA1809
Without navigation system
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Precision Phased Audio (if so equipped) :
When this item is turned to ON, super high pitch
sound and super low pitch sound are emphasized and midrange sound is played naturally.
Speed Sensitive Vol. (if so equipped) :
Sound volume is increased according to the
vehicle speed. Choose the effect level from OFF
(0) to 5.
Display settings
The following display will appear when pushing
the SETTING button, selecting “Display ” key
with the INFINITI controller and pushing the
ENTER button.
For models without the navigation system, the
setting screen can be displayed by pushing the
DISP button on the control panel.
Display :
To turn off the screen, push the ENTER button
and turn the “Display” indicator off. The other
method is to push and hold the “ OFF ”
button for more than 2 seconds.
When any mode button is pushed with the
screen off, the screen turns on for further
operation. The screen will turn off automatically
5 seconds after the operation is finished.
To turn on the screen, set this item to the ON
position, or push the “ OFF ” button.
Brightness/Contrast/Background Color :
To adjust the brightness and contrast of the
screen, select the “Brightness ” or “Contrast ”
key and push the ENTER button.
Then, you can adjust the brightness to “Darker”
or “Brighter”, and the contrast to “Lower” or
“Higher” using the INFINITI controller.
For information on the “Background Color ” key,
refer to the separate Navigation System Owner’s Manual.
Navigation settings (models with
navigation system)
For the details of “Navigation” settings, refer to
the separate Navigation System Owner’s
Manual.
With navigation system
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Rear Display settings (if so equipped)
The following display will appear when pushing
the SETTING button, selecting the “Rear Display” key with the INFINITI controller and pushing the ENTER button.
Rear Display :
To open the rear display, push the ENTER
button. The rear display is flipped down automatically. To close the rear display, push the
ENTER button and turn the “OK” indicator off.
The rear display will be closed automatically
when the ignition switch is pushed to the LOCK
position.
The rear display can be also opened or closed
using the remote controller. (See “INFINITI MOBILE ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM (MES)” later in
this section.)
Volume and Beeps settings (models
with navigation system)
The following display will appear when pushing
the SETTING button, selecting the “Volume and
Beeps ” key with the INFINITI controller and
pushing the ENTER button.
Guidance Vol. :
To adjust the guidance voice volume louder or
softer, select the “Guidance Volume” and adjust it with the INFINITI controller.
You can also adjust the guidance voice volume
by turning the VOLUME control knob while voice
guidance is being announced.
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Guidance Voice :
When this item is turned to ON, you will hear
voice guidance in the navigation (if so
equipped) operation or in other operations.
Ringer Vol./Incoming Call/Outgoing Call :
For the details of these items, see
“BLUETOOTHT HANDS-FREE PHONE SYSTEM
WITH NAVIGATION SYSTEM” later in this section.
Button Beeps :
When this item is turned to ON, you will hear a
beep sound when you use a button. Beeps settings (models without
navigation system)
The following display will appear when pushing
the SETTING button, selecting the “Beeps ” key
with the INFINITI controller and pushing the
ENTER button.
Button Beeps :
When this item is turned to ON, you will hear a
beep sound when you use a button.
Phone settings (models with
navigation system)
For the details of “Phone” settings, see
“BLUETOOTHT HANDS-FREE PHONE SYSTEM
WITH NAVIGATION SYSTEM” later in this section.
Clock settings (models with
navigation system)
The following display will appear when pushing
the SETTING button, selecting the “Clock ” key
with the INFINITI controller and pushing the
ENTER button.
On-screen Clock :
When this item is turned to ON, a clock is
always displayed in the upper right corner of
the screen.
This clock will indicate the time almost exactly
because it is always adjusted by the GPS system.
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Clock Format :
Choose either the 12-hour clock display or the
24-hour clock display.
Offset Adjust :
Adjust the time by increasing or decreasing per
minute.
Daylight Saving Time :
Turn this item to ON for daylight saving time
application.
Time Zone :
Choose the time zone from the following
● Pacific
● Mountain
● Central
● Eastern
● Atlantic
● Newfoundland
● Hawaii
● Aleutian
● Alaska
Others settings (models with
navigation system)
Select the “Others ” key and push the ENTER
button to show “Comfort & Conv.”, “Voice Recognition” and “Language/Units”.
Comfort & Conv. settings
The following display will appear when pushing
the SETTING button, selecting the “Comfort &
Conv. ” key* with the INFINITI controller and
pushing the ENTER button. This key does not
appear on the display until the ignition switch is
pushed to the ON position.
* For models with the navigation system, select
the “Others ” key to show the Comfort & Conv.
” key.
Auto Interior Illumination :
When this item is turned to ON, the interior
lights will illuminate if any door is unlocked.
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Auto Headlights Sensitivity (if so equipped) :
Adjust the sensitivity of the automatic headlights higher (right) or lower (left).
Auto Headlights Off Delay (if so equipped) :
Choose the duration of the automatic headlight
off timer from 0, 30, 45, 60, 90, 120, 150 and
180 second periods.
Selective Door Unlock :
When this item is turned to ON, only the driver’s
door is unlocked first after the door unlock
operation. When the door handle request
switch on the driver’s or front passenger’s side
door is pushed to be unlocked, only the corresponding door is unlocked first. All the doors
can be unlocked if the door unlock operation is
performed again within 5 seconds.
When this item is turned to OFF, all the doors
will be unlocked after the door unlock operation
is performed once.
Intelligent Key Lock/Unlock :
When this item is turned to ON, door
lock/unlock function by pushing the door
handle request switch will be activated.
Lift Steering Wheel on Exit (if so equipped) :
When this item is turned to ON, the steering
wheel moves upward for easy exit if the ignition
switch is in the LOCK position and the driver’s
door is opened. After getting into the vehicle
and pushing the ignition switch to the ACC
position, the steering wheel moves to the previous position.
Slide Driver Seat Back on Exit (if so equipped) :
When this item is turned to ON, the driver’s seat
moves backward for easy exit if the ignition
switch is in the LOCK position and the driver’s
door is opened. After getting into the vehicle
and pushing the ignition switch to the ACC
position, the driver’s seat moves to the previous
position.
Return All Settings to Default :
Select this item, push the ENTER button and
choose “YES” if you want to return all settings
to the default.
Voice Recognition settings (models
with navigation system)
For details about the “Voice Recognition” settings, see “INFINITI VOICE RECOGNITION SYSTEM (models with navigation system)” later in
this section.
Language/Units settings
The following display will appear when pushing
the SETTING button, selecting the
“Language/Units ” key* with the INFINITI controller and pushing the ENTER button.
* For models with the navigation system, select
the “Others ” key to show the Language/Units
” key.
Select Language :
Choose the “Select Language ” key and push
the ENTER button. From the following display,
select “English”, “Français” or “Español”* for
your favorite display appearance.
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NOTE:
If you select the “Français” key, French language
will be displayed. For more detail, refer to the
French Owner’s Manual. To obtain a French Owner’s Manual, please see “OWNER’S
MANUAL/SERVICE MANUAL ORDER INFORMA-
TION” in the “9. Technical and consumer information” section.
*: For models without navigation system only
Select Units :
Choose the “Select Units ” key and push the
ENTER button. From the following display, select “US” (Mile, °F, MPG) or “Metric” (km, °C,
L/100 km) for your favorite display appearance.
Select Units (Tire Pressure) :
Choose the “Select Units (Tire Pressure) ” key
and push the ENTER button. From the following
display, select “kPa” or “psi”.
HOW TO USE AUX BUTTON
Images being played can be switched to the
center display if NTSC compatible devices are
connected to the auxiliary input jacks on the
rear side of the center console. (See “AUXILIARY
INPUT JACKS” later in this section.)
Push the DISC·AUX (with navigation) AUX (without navigation) button to perform switching.
Pushing the DISC·AUX button (for models with
the navigation system) will switch the displays
as follows:
CD → CompactFlash* → DVD* → AUX → iPodT*
→ Music Box* → CD
*: if so equipped Display Mode
The above display will appear when the “Settings ” key is selected using the INFINITI controller and pushing the ENTER button.
Choose the display mode from the following:
● Normal
● Wide
● Cinema
Images can only be shown on the front display
when the vehicle is stopped and the parking
brake is applied.
With navigation system
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HOW TO USE DISC BUTTON (for
models without navigation system)
Push the DISC button to play the Compact Disc
(CD). See “AUDIO SYSTEM” later in this section.
When the selector lever is shifted into the R
(Reverse) position, the monitor display shows
the view to the rear of the vehicle.
The system is designed as an aid to the driver in
detecting large stationary objects to help avoid
damaging the vehicle. The system will not detect small objects below the bumper and may
not detect objects close to the bumper or on the
ground.
WARNING
● The rear view camera is a convenience but it
is not a substitute for proper backing up.
Always turn and check that it is safe to do so
before backing up. Always back up slowly.
● Objects viewed in the RearView Monitor differ from actual distance because a wideangle lens is used. Objects in the RearView
Monitor will appear visually opposite like
ones viewed in the inside and outside
mirrors.
● Make sure that the trunk is securely closed
when backing up.
● Underneath the bumper and the corner areas
of the bumper cannot be viewed on the RearView Monitor because of its monitoring
range limitation.
● Do not put anything on the rear view camera.
The rear view camera is installed above the
license plate.
● When washing the vehicle with highpressure water, be sure not to spray it
around the camera. Otherwise, water may
enter the camera unit causing water condensation on the lens, a malfunction, fire or an
electric shock.
● Do not strike the camera. It is a precision
instrument. Otherwise, it may malfunction
or cause damage resulting in a fire or an
electric shock.
CAUTION
There is a plastic cover over the camera. Do not
scratch the cover when cleaning dirt or snow
from the cover.
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HOW TO READ THE DISPLAYED LINES
Guiding lines which indicate the vehicle width
and distances to objects with reference to the
bumper line sA are displayed on the monitor.
Distance guide lines:
Indicate distances from the bumper.
● Red line s1 : approx. 1.5 ft (0.5 m)
● Yellow line s2 : approx. 3 ft (1 m)
● Green line s3 : approx. 7 ft (2 m)
● Green line s4 : approx. 10 ft (3 m)
Vehicle width guide lines s5 :
Indicate the vehicle width when backing up.
Predicted course lines s6 :
Indicate the predicted course when backing up.
The predicted course lines will be displayed on
the monitor when the selector lever is in the R (
Reverse) position and the steering wheel is
turned. The predicted course lines will move
depending on how much the steering wheel is
turned and will not be displayed while the
steering wheel is in the neutral position.
HOW TO PARK WITH PREDICTED
COURSE LINES
WARNING
● Always turn and check that it is safe to do so
before backing up. Always back up slowly.
● Use the displayed lines as a reference. The
lines are highly affected by the number of
occupants, fuel level, vehicle position, road
condition and road grade.
● If the tires are replaced with different sized
tires, the predicted course line may be displayed incorrectly.
● On a snow-covered or slippery road, there
may be a difference between the predicted
course line and the actual course line.
● If the battery is disconnected or becomes
discharged, the predicted course lines may
be displayed incorrectly. If this occurs, drive
the vehicle on a straight road for more than 5
minutes.
● When the steering wheel is turned with the
ignition switch in the ACC position, the predicted course lines may be displayed
incorrectly.
● The displayed lines will appear slightly off to
the right because the rear view camera is not
installed in the rear center of the vehicle.
● The distance guide line and the vehicle
width guide line should be used as a reference only when the vehicle is on a level
paved surface. The distance viewed on the
monitor is for reference only and may be
different than the actual distance between
the vehicle and displayed objects.
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● When backing up the vehicle up a hill, objects viewed in the monitor are further than
they appear. When backing up the vehicle
down a hill, objects viewed in the monitor
are closer than they appear. Use the inside
mirror or glance over your shoulder to properly judge distances to other objects.
The vehicle width and predicted course lines are
wider than the actual width and course.
1. Visually check that the parking space is
safe before parking your vehicle.
2. The rear view of the vehicle is displayed
on the screen sA when the selector lever
is moved to the R (Reverse) position.
3. Slowly back up the vehicle adjusting the
steering wheel so that the predicted
course lines sB enter the parking space
sC .
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4. Maneuver the steering wheel to make the
vehicle width guide lines sD parallel to
the parking space sC while referring to
the predicted course lines.
5. When the vehicle is parked in the space
completely, move the selector lever to the
P (Park) position and apply the parking
brake.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PREDICTED AND
ACTUAL DISTANCES
The distance guide line and the vehicle width
guide line should be used as a reference only
when the vehicle is on a level, paved surface.
The distance viewed on the monitor is for
reference only and may be different than the
actual distance between the vehicle and displayed objects.
Backing up on a steep uphill
When backing up the vehicle up a hill, the
distance guide lines and the vehicle width
guide lines are shown closer than the actual
distance. For example, the display shows 3 ft
(1.0 m) to the place sA , but the actual 3 ft
(1.0 m) distance on the hill is the place sB . Note
that any object on the hill is viewed in the
monitor further than it appears.
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Backing up on a steep downhill
When backing up the vehicle down a hill, the
distance guide lines and the vehicle width
guide lines are shown further than the actual
distance. For example, the display shows 3 ft
(1.0 m) to the place sA , but the actual 3 ft (1.0
m) distance on the hill is the place sB . Note that
any object on the hill is viewed in the monitor
closer than it appears.
Backing up near a projecting object
The predicted course lines sA do not touch the
object in the display. However, the vehicle may
hit the object if it projects over the actual
backing up course.
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Backing up behind a projecting
object
The position sC is shown further than the
position sB in the display. However, the position sC is actually at the same distance as the
position sA . The vehicle may hit the object
when backing up to the position sA if the object
projects over the actual backing up course.
HOW TO ADJUST THE SCREEN
To adjust the Display ON/OFF, Brightness, Tint,
Color, Contrast and Black Level of the RearView
Monitor, push the SETTING button with the
RearView Monitor on, select the item key and
adjust the level using the INFINITI controller.
Do not adjust the Brightness, Tint, Color, Contrast and Black Level of the RearView Monitor
while the vehicle is moving. Make sure the
parking brake is firmly applied and the engine
is not running.
OPERATING TIPS
● When the selector lever is shifted to the R
(Reverse) position, the monitor screen automatically changes to the RearView Monitor
mode. However, the radio can be heard.
● It may take some time until the RearView
Monitor or the normal screen is displayed
after the selector lever has been shifted to R
from another position or to another position
from R. Objects may be distorted momentarily until the RearView Monitor screen is
displayed completely.
● When the temperature is extremely high or
low, the screen may not clearly display
objects. This is not a malfunction.
● When strong light directly enters the camera, objects may not be displayed clearly.
This is not a malfunction.
● Vertical lines may be seen in objects on the
screen. This is due to strong reflected light
from the bumper. This is not a malfunction.
● The screen may flicker under fluorescent
light. This is not a malfunction.
● The colors of objects on the RearView Monitor may differ somewhat from those of the
actual object.
● Objects on the monitor may not be clear in a
dark place or at night. This is not a malfunction.
● If dirt, rain or snow attaches to the camera,
the RearView Monitor may not clearly display objects. Clean the camera.
● Do not use alcohol, benzine or thinner to
clean the camera. This will cause discoloration. To clean the camera, wipe with a cloth
dampened with diluted mild cleaning agent
and then wipe with a dry cloth.
● Do not damage the camera as the monitor
screen may be adversely affected.
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● Do not use wax on the camera window. Wipe
off any wax with a clean cloth dampened
with mild detergent diluted with water.
Open or close, and adjust the air flow direction
of ventilators.
: This symbol indicates that the vents are
closed.
: This symbol indicates that the vents are
open.
Front
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WARNING
● The air conditioner cooling function operates only when the engine is running.
● Do not leave children or adults who would
normally require the support of others alone
in your vehicle. Pets should not be left alone
either. On hot, sunny days, temperatures in
a closed vehicle could quickly become high
enough to cause severe or possibly fatal injuries to people or animals.
● Do not use the recirculation mode for long
periods as it may cause the interior air to
become stale and the windows to fog up.
Start the engine and operate the automatic
climate control system.
When the “STATUS” button is pushed, the
automatic climate control status screen will
appear. (See “HOW TO USE STATUS BUTTON”
earlier in this section.)
You can individually set the driver and front
passenger side temperature and air flow using
each temperature control button and manual air
flow control button. (DUAL mode)
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1. “MODE” manual air flow control button
(driver side)
2. Temperature control dial (driver side)
3. “AUTO” automatic climate control ON
button
4. “ ” front defroster button
5. “ ” automatic upper vent system
ON/OFF button
6. “A/C” air conditioner ON/OFF button
7. “ ” fan speed increase button
8. Temperature control dial (passenger side)
9. “MODE” manual air flow control button
(passenger side)
10. “OFF” button for climate control system
11. “ ” rear window defroster button
(See “REAR WINDOW AND OUTSIDE MIR-
ROR DEFROSTER SWITCH” in the “2. Instruments and controls” section.)
12. “ ” intake air control button
13. “DUAL” zone control ON/OFF button
14. “ ” fan speed decrease button
AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL
Automatic operation
Cooling and/or dehumidified heating (AUTO) :
This mode may be used all year round. The
system works automatically to control the inside temperature, air flow distribution and fan
speed after the preferred temperature is set
manually.
1. Push the “AUTO” button on. (The indicator
on the button will illuminate and AUTO will
be displayed.)
2. Push the temperature control dial (driver
side) to set the desired temperature.
Adjust the temperature to about 75°F (24°C)
for normal operation.
The temperature of the passenger compartment will be maintained automatically. Air
flow distribution and fan speed will also be
controlled automatically.
3. You can individually set driver and front
passenger side temperature using each
temperature control button. When the
“DUAL” button or the passenger side temperature control button is pushed, the
DUAL indicator will come on.
To turn off the passenger side temperature
control, push the “DUAL” button.
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A visible mist may be seen coming from the
ventilators in hot, humid conditions as the air is
cooled rapidly. This does not indicate a malfunction.
Heating (A/C OFF) :
The air conditioner does not activate in this
mode. When you need to heat only, use this
mode.
1. Push the “A/C” button. (The A/C indicator
will turn off.)
2. Push the temperature control button to
set the desired temperature.
● The temperature of the passenger compartment will be maintained automatically. Air
flow distribution and fan speed are also
controlled automatically.
● Do not set the temperature lower than the
outside air temperature. Otherwise the system may not work properly.
● Not recommended if windows fog up.
Dehumidified defrosting or defogging:
1. Push the “ ” front defroster button.
(The indicator light on the button will
come on.)
2. Push the temperature control button to
set the desired temperature.
● To quickly remove ice from the outside of the
windows, push the fan speed increase button “ ” and set it to the maximum
position.
● As soon as possible after the windshield is
clean, push the “AUTO” button to return to
the AUTO mode.
● When the “ ” front defroster button is
pushed, the air conditioner will automatically be turned on at outside temperatures
above 23°F (25°C) to defog the windshield,
and the air recirculate mode will automatically be turned off.
Outside air is drawn into the passenger
compartment to improve the defogging performance.
To turn the system off :
Push the “OFF” button.
Manual operation
Fan speed control :
Push the fan speed increase “ ” or decrease “ ” buttons to manually control the
fan speed.
Push the “AUTO” button to return to automatic
control of the fan speed.
Air recirculation :
Push the intake air control button
“ ” to recirculate interior air inside
the vehicle. The indicator light on the “ ”
side will come on.
The air recirculation mode cannot be activated
when the air conditioner is in the front defrosting mode “ ”.
Outside air circulation :
Push the intake air control button
“ ” to draw outside air into the
passenger compartment. The indicator light on
the “ ” side will come on.
Automatic intake air control :
In the AUTO mode, the intake air will be controlled automatically. To manually control the
intake air, push the intake air control button
“ ”. To return to the automatic control mode, push the intake air control button
“ ” for about 2 seconds. The indicator lights (both air recirculation and outside
air circulation sides) will flash twice, and then
the intake air will be controlled automatically.
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Air flow control :
Pushing the “MODE” manual air flow control
button selects the air outlet to:
: Air flows from center and side ventilators.
: Air flows from center and side ventilators and foot outlets.
: Air flows mainly from foot outlets.
: Air flows from defroster and foot outlets.
Automatic upper vent system
When the “ ” automatic upper vent button
is pushed, the air flow against the driver’s or
passenger’s upper body becomes gentle. The
indicator light on the button will come on.
In this mode, air from the center ventilators
flows both straight and upward in order to
control the cabin temperature without blowing
air directly on the occupants.
Distribution between straight and upward flows
will be determined automatically by the climate
control system.
If you prefer strong air flow against your upper
body, push the “ ” button to turn the
indicator light off.
To turn the system off :
Push the “OFF” button.
Ambient temperature
The ambient temperature will be displayed.
The ambient temperature sensor is located in
front of the radiator. The sensor may be affected
by road or engine heat, wind direction and other
driving conditions. The display may differ from
the actual ambient temperature or the temperature displayed on various signs or billboards.
1. AUTO button
2. Fan speed control button
3. Temperature control button
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REAR SWITCHES FOR CLIMATE
CONTROL (if so equipped)
The rear seat passengers can adjust the climate
control system using the climate controls in the
rear armrest panel.
“AUTO ” button: automatic climate control
mode on
“ ” button: Fan speed control up (Max fan
speed → return to Low fan speed)
“ ” button: Temperature control up/down
OPERATING TIPS
When the engine coolant temperature and outside air temperature are low, the air flow from
the foot outlets may not operate for a maximum
of 150 seconds. This is not a malfunction. After
the coolant temperature warms up, air will flow
normally from the foot outlets.
The sunload sensor sA on the instrument panel
helps maintain a constant temperature. Do not
put anything on or around this sensor.
IN-CABIN MICROFILTER
The climate control system is equipped with an
in-cabin microfilter which collects dirt, pollen,
dust, etc. To make sure the air conditioner
heats, defogs, and ventilates efficiently, replace
the filter in accordance with the maintenance
schedule in the INFINITI Service and Maintenance Guide. To replace the filter, contact an
INFINITI retailer.
The filter should be replaced if air flow is extremely decreased or when windows fog up easily when operating heater or air conditioning
system.
SERVICING CLIMATE CONTROL
The climate control system in your INFINITI is
charged with a refrigerant designed with the
environment in mind. This refrigerant will not
harm the earth’s ozone layer. However, special
charging equipment and lubricant are required
when servicing your INFINITI air conditioner.
Using improper refrigerants or lubricants will
cause severe damage to your climate control
system. (See “CAPACITIES AND RECOMMENDED
FUEL/LUBRICANTS” in the “9. Technical and
consumer information” section for climate control system refrigerant and lubricant recommendations.)
Your INFINITI retailer will be able to service your
environmentally friendly climate control system.
WARNING
The system contains refrigerant under high
pressure. To avoid personal injury, any air conditioner service should be done only by an experienced technician with the proper
equipment.
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AUDIO OPERATION PRECAUTIONS
Radio
Push the ignition switch to the ACC or ON
position and push the radio band select button
to turn on the radio. If you listen to the radio
with the engine not running, the ignition switch
should be pushed to the ACC position.
Radio reception is affected by station signal
strength, distance from radio transmitter, buildings, bridges, mountains and other external
influences. Intermittent changes in reception
quality normally are caused by these external
influences.
Using a cellular phone in or near the vehicle may
influence radio reception quality.
Radio reception :
Your INFINITI radio system is equipped with
state-of-the-art electronic circuits to enhance
radio reception. These circuits are designed to
extend reception range, and to enhance the
quality of that reception.
However there are some general characteristics
of both FM and AM radio signals that can affect
radio reception quality in a moving vehicle,
even when the finest equipment is used. These
characteristics are completely normal in a given
reception area, and do not indicate any malfunction in your INFINITI radio system.
Reception conditions will constantly change
because of vehicle movement. Buildings, terrain, signal distance and interference from
other vehicles can work against ideal reception.
Described below are some of the factors that
can affect your radio reception.
Some cellular phones or other devices may
cause interference or a buzzing noise to come
from the audio system speakers. Storing the
device in a different location may reduce or
eliminate the noise.
FM radio reception :
Range: FM range is normally limited to 25 to 30
miles (40 to 48 km), with monaural (single
channel) FM having slightly more range than
stereo FM. External influences may sometimes
interfere with FM station reception even if the
FM station is within 25 miles (40 km). The
strength of the FM signal is directly related to
the distance between the transmitter and receiver. FM signals follow a line-of-sight path,
exhibiting many of the same characteristics as
light. For example they will reflect off objects.
Fade and drift: As your vehicle moves away from
a station transmitter, the signals will tend to
fade and/or drift.
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Static and flutter: During signal interference
from buildings, large hills or due to antenna
position, usually in conjunction with increased
distance from the station transmitter, static or
flutter can be heard. This can be reduced by
lowering the treble setting to reduce the treble
response.
Multipath reception: Because of the reflective
characteristics of FM signals, direct and reflected signals reach the receiver at the same
time. The signals may cancel each other, resulting in momentary flutter or loss of sound.
AM radio reception :
AM signals, because of their low frequency, can
bend around objects and skip along the ground.
In addition, the signals can be bounced off the
ionosphere and bent back to earth. Because of
these characteristics. AM signals are also subject to interference as they travel from transmitter to receiver.
Fading: Occurs while the vehicle is passing
through freeway underpasses or in areas with
many tall buildings. It can also occur for several
seconds during ionospheric turbulence even in
areas where no obstacles exist.
Static: Caused by thunderstorms, electrical
power lines, electric signs and even traffic
lights.
Satellite radio reception :
When the satellite radio (if so equipped) is first
installed or the battery has been replaced, the
satellite radio may not work properly. This is not
a malfunction. Wait more than 10 minutes with
satellite radio ON and the vehicle outside of any
metal or large building for satellite radio to
receive all of the necessary data.
The satellite radio mode will be skipped unless
an optional satellite receiver and antenna are
installed and an XMT satellite radio service
subscription is active. Satellite radio is not
available in Alaska, Hawaii and Guam.
Satellite radio performance may be affected if
cargo carried on the roof blocks the satellite
radio signal.
If possible, do not put cargo near the satellite
antenna.
A build up of ice on the satellite radio antenna
can affect satellite radio performance. Remove
the ice to restore satellite radio reception.
Compact Disc (CD) player
● Do not force a compact disc into the CD insert
slot. This could damage the CD and/or CD
changer/player.
● Trying to load a CD with the CD door closed
could damage the CD and/or CD changer.
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● During cold weather or rainy days, the player
may malfunction due to the humidity. If this
occurs, remove the CD and dehumidify or ventilate the player completely.
● The player may skip while driving on rough
roads.
● The CD player sometimes cannot function
when the passenger compartment temperature is extremely high. Decrease the temperature before use.
● Only use high quality 4.7 in (12 cm) round
discs that have the “COMPACT disc DIGITAL
AUDIO” logo on the disc or packaging.
● Do not expose the CD to direct sunlight.
● CDs that are of poor quality, dirty, scratched,
covered with fingerprints, or that have pin
holes may not work properly.
● The following CDs may not work properly:
– Copy control compact discs (CCCD)
– Recordable compact discs (CD-R)
– Rewritable compact discs (CD-RW)
● Do not use the following CDs as they may
cause the CD player to malfunction.
– 3.1 in (8 cm) discs
– CDs that are not round
– CDs with a paper label
– CDs that are warped, scratched, or have
abnormal edges
● This audio system can only play prerecorded
CDs. It has no capabilities to record or burn
CDs.
● If the CD cannot be played, one of the following messages will be displayed.
CHECK DISC:
– Confirm that the CD is inserted correctly
(the label side is facing up, etc.).
– Confirm that the CD is not bent or warped
and it is free of scratches.
PUSH EJECT:
This is an error due to the temperature inside
the player is too high. Remove the CD by
pushing the EJECT button, and after a short
time reinsert the CD. The CD can be played
when the temperature of the player returns to
normal.
UNPLAYABLE:
The file is unplayable in this audio system
(only MP3 or WMA CD).
CompactFlash (CF) player
● Do not force a CF card into the slot. This could
damage the CF card and/or player.
● During cold weather or rainy days, the player
may malfunction due to the humidity. If this
occurs, remove the CF card and dehumidify or
ventilate the player completely.
● The CF player sometimes cannot function
when the passenger compartment temperature is extremely high. Decrease the temperature before use.
● Do not expose a CF card to direct sunlight.
● Confirm that a CF card is inserted correctly.
iPodT player
● Some characters used in other languages
(Chinese, Japanese, etc.) are not displayed
properly on the vehicle center screen. We recommend using English language characters
with an iPodT.
● Large video podcast files cause slow responses in the iPodT. The vehicle center display may momentarily black out, but it will
soon recover.
● If the iPodT automatically selects large video
podcast files while in the shuffle mode, the
vehicle center display may momentarily
black out, but it will soon recover.
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● Improperly plugging in the iPodT may cause
a checkmark to be displayed on and off (flickering). Always make sure that the iPodT is
connected properly.
● The iPodT nano (2nd Generation) will continue to fast forward or rewind if it is disconnected during a seek operation.
● An incorrect song title may appear when the
Play Mode is changed while using the iPodT
nano (2nd Generation).
● Audiobooks may not play in the same order
as they appear on the iPodT.
● The iPodT nano (1st Generation) may remain
in fast forward or rewind mode if it is connected during a seek operation. In this case,
please manually reset the iPodT.
● If you are using an iPodT (3rd Generation with
Dock connector), do not use very long names
for the song title, album name or artist name
to avoid the iPodT from resetting itself.
● Be careful not to do the following, or the
cable could be damaged and a loss of function may occur.
– Bend the cable excessively (1.6 in (40 mm)
radius minimum).
– Twist the cable excessively (more than
180 degrees).
– Pull or drop the cable.
– Close the center console lid on the cable or
connectors.
– Store objects with sharp edges in the storage where the cable is stored.
– Spill liquids on the cable and connectors.
● Do not connect the cable to the iPodT if the
cable and/or connectors are wet. It may damage the iPodT.
● If the cable and connectors are exposed to
water, allow the cable and/or connectors to
dry completely before connecting the cable
to the iPodT (wait 24 hours for it to dry).
● If the connector is exposed to fluids other
than water, evaporative residue may cause a
short between the connector pins. In this
case, replace the cable, otherwise damage to
the iPodT and a loss of function may occur.
● If the cable is damaged (insulation cut, connectors cracked, contamination such as liquids, dust, dirt, etc. in the connectors), do not
use the cable and contact an INFINITI retailer
to replace the cable with a new one.
● When not in use for extended periods of time,
store the cable in a clean, dust free environment at room temperature and without direct
sun exposure.
● Do not use the cable for any other purposes
other than its intended use in the vehicle.
● iPodT charging is only possible for devices
that support charging via a FireWireT connection. Devices that can be charged by the iPod
player include:
– iPodT Classic - 1st through 6th generation
– iPodT Mini - 1st and 2nd generation
– iPodT Nano - 1st through 3rd generation
only
– iPodT Touch - 1st generation only
– iPhoneT - 1st generation only
* The iPodT Classic and iPodT Touch may not
charge properly in some cases.
* 12V charging is not possible on the iPhone 3G
and later models.
* iPodT and FireWireT are trademarks of Apple
Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Compact Disc (CD)/CompactFlash (CF)
with MP3 or WMA
Explanation of terms :
● MP3 — MP3 is short for Moving Pictures
Experts Group Audio Layer 3. MP3 is the
most well known compressed digital audio
file format. This format allows for near “CD
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quality” sound, but at a fraction of the size
of normal audio files. MP3 conversion of an
audio track from CD/CF can reduce the file
size by approximately 10:1 ratio (Sampling:
44.1 kHz, Bit rate: 128 kbps) with virtually no
perceptible loss in quality. MP3 compression
removes the redundant and irrelevant parts
of a sound signal that the human ear doesn’t
hear.
● WMA — Windows Media Audio (WMA) is a
compressed audio format created by Microsoft as an alternative to MP3. The WMA
codec offers greater file compression than
the MP3 codec, enabling storage of more
digital audio tracks in the same amount of
space when compared to MP3s at the same
level of quality.
● Bit rate — Bit rate denotes the number of
bits per second used by a digital music files.
The size and quality of a compressed digital
audio file is determined by the bit rate used
when encoding the file.
● Sampling frequency — Sampling frequency
is the rate at which the samples of a signal
are converted from analog to digital (A/D
conversion) per second.
● Multisession — Multisession is one of the
methods for writing data to media. Writing
data once to the media is called a single
session, and writing more than once is
called a multisession.
● ID3/WMA Tag — The ID3/WMA tag is the part
of the encoded MP3 or WMA file that contains information about the digital music file
such as song title, artist, album title, encoding bit rate, track time duration, etc. ID3 tag
information is displayed on the
Album/Artist/Track title line on the display.
* WindowsT and Windows MediaT are registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation in the United States of America
and/or other countries.
CompactFlash is a trademark of SanDisk
Corporation in the United States of America
and/or other countries.
Playback order :
Music playback order of a CD/CF with MP3 or
WMA files is as illustrated.
Playback order chart
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● The names of folders not containing MP3 or
WMA files are not shown in the display.
● If there is a file in the top level of the disc,
“Root Folder” is displayed.
● The playback order is the order in which the
files were written by the writing software.
Therefore the files might not play in the
desired order.
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Specification chart :
Supported media CD, CD-R, CD-RW, CF
Supported file systems
CD, CD-R, CD-RW: ISO9660 LEVEL1, ISO9660 LEVEL2, Romeo, Joliet
* ISO9660 Level 3 (packet writing) is not supported.
* Files saved using the Live File System component (on a Windows Vista-based computer) are not supported.
CompactFlash card: FAT12, FAT16, FAT32
Supported
versions*1
MP3
Version MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG2.5
Sampling frequency 8 kHz - 48 kHz
Bit rate 8 kbps - 320 kbps, VBR*4
WMA*2
Version WMA7, WMA8, WMA9
Sampling frequency 32 kHz - 48 kHz
Bit rate 32 kbps - 192 kbps, VBR*4
Tag information
(Song title and Artist name)
ID3 tag VER1.0, VER1.1, VER2.2, VER2.3, VER2.4 (MP3 only)
WMA tag (WMA only)
Folder levels
With navigation system:
Folder levels: 8, Folders: 255 (including root folder), Files: 512 (Max. 255 files for one folder)
Without navigation system:
Folder levels: 8, Folders and files: 999 (Max. 255 files for one folder)
Text character number limitation With navigation system: 128 characters
Without navigation system: 64 characters
Displayable character codes*3 01: ASCII, 02: ISO-8859-1, 03: UNICODE (UTF-16 BOM Big Endian), 04: UNICODE (UTF-16 Non-BOM Big Endian),
05: UNICODE (UTF-8), 06: UNICODE (Non-UTF-16 BOM Little Endian)
*1 Files created with a combination of 48 kHz sampling frequency and 64 kbps bit rate cannot be played.
*2 Protected WMA files (DRM) cannot be played.
*3 Available codes depend on what kind of media, versions and information are going to be displayed.
*4 When VBR files are played, the playback time may not be displayed correctly.
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Troubleshooting guide :
Symptom Cause and Countermeasure
Cannot play
Check if the CD/CF was inserted correctly.
Check if the CD/CF is scratched or dirty.
Check if there is condensation inside the player, and if there is, wait until the condensation is gone (about 1 hour)
before using the player.
If there is a temperature increase error, the player will play correctly after it returns to the normal temperature.
If there is a mixture of music CD files (CD-DA data) and MP3/WMA files on a CD, only the music CD files (CD-DA
data) will be played.
Files with extensions other than “.MP3”, “.WMA”, “.mp3” or “.wma” cannot be played. In addition, the character
codes and number of characters for folder names and file names should be in compliance with the specifications.
Check if the disc or the file is generated in an irregular format. This may occur depending on the variation or the
setting of MP3/WMA writing applications or other text editing applications.
Check if the finalization process, such as session close and disc close, is done for the disc.
Check if the CD/CF is protected by copyright.
Poor sound quality Check if the CD/CF is scratched or dirty.
It takes a relatively long time before
the music starts playing.
If there are many folder or file levels on the MP3/WMA CD/CF, or if it is a multisession disc, some time may be
required before the music starts playing.
Music cuts off or skips The writing software and hardware combination might not match, or the writing speed, writing depth, writing
width, etc., might not match the specifications. Try using the slowest writing speed.
Skipping with high bit rate files Skipping may occur with large quantities of data, such as for high bit rate data.
Move immediately to the next song
when playing.
When a non-MP3/WMA file has been given an extension of “.MP3”, “.WMA”, “.mp3” or “.wma”, or when play is
prohibited by copyright protection, the player will skip to the next song.
The songs do not play back in the
desired order.
The playback order is the order in which the files were written by the writing software, so the files might not play
in the desired order.
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1. ON·OFF/VOLUME control knob
2. Radio station preset and CD selector
buttons
3. Radio tuning / MP3/WMA folder selector /
AUDIO control knob
4. CD LOAD button (if so equipped)
5. Radio PRESET A-B-C selector button
6. Radio SCAN (tuning)/CD RPT (repeat) play
button
7. Radio CAT (category)/REW (rewind) button
for SEEK/TRACK
8. FF (fast forward) button for SEEK/TRACK
9. CD EJECT button
10. CompactFlash (CF) card slot (located under the audio unit) (if so equipped)
No satellite radio reception is available unless
there is an active XMT satellite radio service
subscription.
The audio control buttons are also located on
the center multi-function control panel.
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1. AM·FM·SAT band select button
2. DISC·AUX button
1. RADIO AM·FM band select button
2. AUX button
3. DISC button
FM-AM-SAT RADIO WITH COMPACT
DISC (CD) PLAYER/CHANGER
For all operation precautions, see “AUDIO OPERATION PRECAUTIONS” earlier in this section.
The satellite radio mode requires an active XMT
satellite radio service subscription. Satellite
radio is not available in Alaska, Hawaii and
Guam.
It may take some time to receive the activation
signal after subscribing to the XMT satellite
radio. After receiving the activation signal, an
available station list will be automatically updated in the radio. Push the ignition switch from
LOCK to ACC to update the station list.
Audio main operation
Head unit :
The radio has an FM diversity reception system,
which employs two antennas printed on the
rear window. This system automatically
switches to the antenna which is receiving less
interference.
The auto loudness circuit enhances the low and
high frequency ranges automatically in both
radio reception and CD playback.
ON·OFF/Volume control :
Push the ignition switch to the ACC or ON
position, and then push the ON·OFF/VOLUME
control knob while the system is off to call up
the audio mode which was playing immediately
before the system was turned off. While the
system is on, pushing the ON·OFF/VOLUME
control knob turns the system off.
Turn the ON·OFF/VOLUME control knob to adjust the volume.
With navigation system
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Without navigation system
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Adjusting tone quality and speaker balance :
To adjust Bass, Treble, Balance and Fade, push
the Audio control knob. When the display
shows the setting you want to change (Bass,
Treble, Balance and Fade), rotate the Audio
control knob to set the desired setting. For the
other setting methods, see “HOW TO USE SETTING BUTTON” earlier in this section.
This vehicle has some sound effect functions as
follows (if so equipped):
● BOSET CenterpointT
● BOSET AudioPilotT
● Precision Phased Audio
● Speed Sensitive Volume
For more details, see “VEHICLE INFORMATION
AND SETTINGS” earlier in this section.
FM-AM-SAT radio operation
or Radio (FM/AM/SAT) band
select :
Pushing the radio band select button will
change the band as follows:
AM → FM → XM → AM
When the radio band select button is pushed
while the ignition switch is in the ACC or ON
position, the radio will come on at the station
last played.
The last station played will also come on when
the ON·OFF/VOL control knob is pushed to ON.
The satellite radio mode requires an active XMT
satellite radio service subscription. Satellite
radio is not available in Alaska, Hawaii and
Guam.
If another audio source is playing when the
radio band select button is turned to ON, the
audio source will automatically be turned off
and the last radio station played will come on.
When the stereo broadcast signal is weak, the
radio will automatically change from stereo to
monaural reception.
TUNE (Tuning) :
● For AM and FM radio
Turn the TUNE/FOLDER knob for manual tuning.
● For satellite radio
Turn the TUNE/FOLDER knob to seek stations
from all of the categories when any CAT is
not selected.
SEEK tuning/CATEGORY
(CAT) :
● For AM and FM radio
Push the SEEK·CAT or TRACK button
or to tune from low to high or high to
low frequencies and to stop at the next
broadcasting station.
● For satellite radio
Push the SEEK·CAT or TRACK button
or to tune to the first station of the
next or previous category.
During satellite radio reception, the following
notices will be displayed under certain conditions.
● NO SIGNAL (No signal is received while the
SAT tuner is connected.)
● OFF AIR (Broadcasting signed off)
● ANTENNA ERROR (Antenna connection error)
● LOADING (When the initial setting is performed)
● UPDATING (When the satellite radio subscription is not active)
● INVALID CH (Invalid station is received.)
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SCAN tuning :
Push the SCAN tuning button to tune from low
to high frequencies and stop at each broadcasting station for 5 seconds. Pushing the button
again during this 5-second period will stop
SCAN tuning and the radio will remain tuned to
that station.
If the SCAN tuning button is not pushed within
5 seconds, SCAN tuning moves to the next
station.
PRESET select :
Push the PRESET select button to go to the next
PRESET. After choosing from the PRESET A, B or
C, you can select the desired station using the
INFINITI controller or pushing the station preset
buttons to .
to Station memory operations :
6 stations can be set for PRESET A, B and C. The
PRESET A, B and C function allows you to store
a combination of FM, AM and SAT stations for
easy access.
1. Choose preset station A, B or C using the
preset select button.
2. Tune to the desired station using the
SEEK, SCAN or TUNE button.
3. Select the desired station and push and
hold the desired station preset button
to until a beep sound is
heard. (The radio mutes when the select
button is pushed.)
4. The station indicator will then come on
and the sound will resume. Memorizing is
now complete.
5. Other buttons can be set in the same
manner.
If the battery cable is disconnected, or if the
fuse opens, the radio memory will be erased. In
that case, reset the desired stations.
Text :
When the “Text ” key is selected with the
INFINITI controller on the display and then the
ENTER button is pushed while the satellite radio
is being played, the text information will be
displayed on the screen.
● CH Name
● Category
● Name
● Title
● Other
If your vehicle is equipped with the AUDIO TEXT
“ ” button on the center multi-function
control panel, push this button while the satellite programming is selected to show the text
information.
Compact Disc (CD) player/changer
operation
Push the ignition switch to the ACC or ON
position, push the LOAD button (if so equipped)
and insert the Compact Disc (CD) into the slot
with the label side facing up. The CD will be
guided automatically into the slot and start
playing.
After loading the CD, the number of tracks on
the CD and the play time will appear on the
display.
If the radio is already operating, it will automatically turn off and the CD will play.
If the system has been turned off while the CD
was playing, pushing the ON·OFF/VOL control
knob will start the CD.
Do not use 3.1 in (8 cm) discs.
CD LOAD (if so equipped) :
To insert a CD in the CD changer, push the LOAD
button for less than 1.5 seconds. Select the
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loading position by pushing the CD insert select
button s1 to s6 , then insert the CD.
To insert 6 CDs to the CD changer in succession,
push the LOAD button for more than 1.5 seconds.
The inserted slot numbers will illuminate on the
display.
or CD PLAY :
When the DISC (CD play) button is pushed with
the system off and the CD loaded, the system
will turn on and the CD will start to play.
When the DISC button is pushed with the CD
loaded and the radio playing, the radio will
automatically be turned off and the CD will start
to play.
When the DISC button is pushed while a CD is
loaded and a medium is played using the
auxiliary input jacks, you can toggle back and
forth between CD and medium.
Text :
When the “Text ” key is selected in the screen
using the INFINITI controller and then the ENTER
button is pushed while the CD is being played,
the music information below will be displayed
on the screen.
CD:
● Disc title
● Track title
CD with MP3 or WMA:
● Folder title
● File title
● Song title
● Album title
● Artist
If your vehicle is equipped with the AUDIO TEXT
“ ” button on the center multi-function
control panel, push this button while the CD is
being played to show the music information.
FF (Fast Forward), REW
(Rewind)/APS (Automatic
Program Search) FF, APS
REW :
When the (fast forward) or (rewind)
button is pushed for more than 1.5 seconds
while the CD is being played, the CD will play
while fast forwarding or rewinding. When the
button is released, the CD will return to normal
play speed.
When the or button is pushed for
less than 1.5 seconds while the CD is being
played, the next track or the beginning of the
current track on the CD will be played.
The INFINITI controller can also be used to
select tracks when a CD is being played.
CD PLAY selection (CD changer only) :
To change to another CD already loaded into the
player, push the CD play select buttons
to or choose a disc displayed on the
screen using the INFINITI controller.
REPEAT (RPT) :
When the SCAN·RPT button is pushed while the
CD is played, the play pattern can be changed
as follows:
(CD)
(CD with MP3 or WMA)
“ALL DISC RPT” and “ALL DISC MIX” are available for CD changer model.
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CD EJECT :
When the CD EJECT button is pushed with the
CD loaded, the CD will be ejected.
To eject the discs selected by the CD select
button, push the EJECT button for less than 1.5
seconds.
To eject all the discs (if so equipped), push the
EJECT button for more than 1.5 seconds.
When this button is pushed while the CD is
being played, the CD will come out and the
system will turn off.
If the CD comes out and is not removed, it will be
pulled back into the slot to protect it.
COMPACTFLASH (CF) PLAYER
OPERATION (if so equipped)
Audio main operation
Push the ignition switch to the ACC or ON
position, remove the cover s1 and insert a CF
card s2 into the slot. Then, push the
button repeatedly to switch to the CompactFlash mode.
If the system has been turned off while the
CompactFlash card was playing, pushing the
ON·OFF/VOL control knob will start the CompactFlash card.
PLAY :
When the DISC·AUX button is pushed with the
system off and the CF card inserted, the system
will turn on.
If another audio source is playing and a CF card
is inserted, push the DISC·AUX button repeatedly until the center display changes to the
CompactFlash mode.
Text :
When the “Text” key is selected on the screen
using the INFINITI controller and then the ENTER
button is pushed while the CF is being played,
the music information below will be displayed
on the screen.
● Folder title
● Song title
● Track title
● Album Title
● Artist
FF (Fast Forward), REW
(Rewind)/APS (Automatic
Program Search) FF, APS
REW :
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onds while the CompactFlash (CF) card is being
played, the CF card will play while fast forwarding or rewinding. When the button is released,
the CF card will return to the normal play speed.
When the or button is pushed for
less than 1.5 seconds while the CF card is being
played, the next track or the beginning of the
current track on the CF will be played.
The INFINITI controller can also be used to
select tracks when the CF card is being played.
Folder selection :
To change to another folder in the CF card, turn
the MP3/WMA folder selector or choose a folder
displayed on the screen using the INFINITI
controller.
REPEAT (RPT) :
When the RPT button is pushed while the CF
card is played, the play pattern can be changed
as follows:
CF EJECT :
When the knob next to the CF slot is pushed
with the CF card inserted, the CF card will be
ejected.
Messages :
The following messages will be displayed under
certain conditions.
● Reading Compact Flash (The system is reading the CF card inserted in the slot.)
● No Compact Flash card (A CF card is not
inserted in the slot.)
● Compact Flash read error (The system cannot read a CF card.)
● Unplayable file (The system cannot play a
music file.)
● No audio file (The CF card inserted in the slot
or its folder does not contain any music
files.)
Compatibility with other media :
If a commercially available CF adapter is inserted into the slot, your memory media can
also be used.
IPODT PLAYER OPERATION (if so
equipped)
Connecting iPodT
Open the console lid and connect the cable s1
as illustrated, and then connect the other end of
the cable to your iPodT s2 . Your vehicle is
equipped with the specialized cable for connecting the iPodT to your vehicle audio unit.
The battery of your iPodT is charged while it is
connected to the vehicle if the iPodT supports
charging via a FireWireT connection.
The display on the iPodT shows an INFINITI
screen when the connection is completed.
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While connecting the iPodT to the vehicle, the
iPodT can only be operated by the vehicle audio
controls.
To disconnect the cable from the vehicle outlet,
fully depress the center connector button to
unlatch the connector and pull the connector
straight out of the outlet. To disconnect the
cable from the iPodT, fully depress the side
connector buttons and pull the iPodT connector
straight out of the iPodT.
* iPodT is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered
in the U.S. and other countries.
Compatibility
The following models are available:
● Third generation iPodT (Firmware version 2.3
or later) (Audiobook and Podcast are not
available)
● Fourth generation iPodT (Firmware version
3.1.1 or later)
● Fifth generation iPodT (Firmware version
1.1.2 or later)
● iPodT mini (Firmware version 1.41 or later)
● iPodT photo (Firmware version 1.2.1 or later)
● iPodT nano (Firmware version 1.2 or later)
Make sure that your iPodT firmware is updated.
Audio main operation
Push the ignition switch to the ACC or ON
position. Then, push the DISC·AUX button repeatedly to switch to the iPodT mode.
If the system has been turned off while the
iPodT was playing, pushing the ON·OFF/VOL
control knob will start the iPodT.
DISC·AUX button :
When the DISC·AUX button is pushed with the
system off and the iPodT connected, the system
will turn on. If another audio source is playing
and the iPodT is connected, push the DISC·AUX
button repeatedly until the center display
changes to the iPodT mode.
Interface :
The interface for iPodT operation shown on the
vehicle center display is similar to the iPodT
interface. Use the INFINITI controller and the
ENTER or BACK button to play the iPodT with
your favorite settings.
The following items can be chosen from the
menu list screen. For further information about
each item, see the iPodT Owner’s Manual.
● Playlists
● Artists
● Albums
● Songs
● Podcasts
● Genres
● Composers
● Audiobooks
The following touch-panel buttons shown on
the screen are also available:
● : returns to the previous screen.
● : plays/pauses the music selected.
FF (Fast Forward), REW (Rewind)/APS (Automatic
Program Search) FF, APS REW :
When the or button is pushed for
more than 1.5 seconds while the iPodT is playing, the iPodT will play while fast forwarding or
rewinding. When the button is released, the
iPodT will return to the normal play speed.
When the or button is pushed for
less than 1.5 seconds while the iPodT is playing, the next track or the beginning of the
current track on the iPodT will be played.
The INFINITI controller can also be used to
select tracks when the iPodT is playing.
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REPEAT (RPT) :
When the SCAN·RPT button is pushed while a
track is being played, the play pattern can be
changed as follows:
MUSIC BOX HARD-DISK DRIVE AUDIO
SYSTEM (models with navigation
system)
The “Music Box” hard-disk drive audio system
can store songs from CDs being played. The
system has a 9.3 gigabyte (GB) storage capacity
and can record up to 200 hours (approximately
2,900 songs).
The following CDs can be recorded in the “MUSIC BOX” hard-disk drive audio system.
● CDs without MP3/WMA files
● Hybrid Compact Disc Digital Audio (Hybrid
CD-DA) specification in Super Audio CDs
● Compact Disc Digital Audio (CD-DA) specification in CD-Extras
● First session of multisession disc
Extreme temperature conditions [below 24°F
(220°C) and above 158°F (70°C)] could affect the
performance of the hard disk.
NOTE:
If the hard disk needs to be replaced due to a
malfunction, all stored music data will be
erased.
Recording CDs
1. Operate the audio system to play a CD. For
the details of playing CDs, see “Compact
Disc (CD) player/changer operation” earlier in this section.
2. Select the “REC ” key using the INFINITI
controller and push the ENTER button.
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NOTE:
● The system starts playing and recording the
1st track on the CD when the “REC” key is
selected.
● Individual tracks from a CD cannot be recorded to the Music Box hard-disk drive.
● The skip, fast forward and rewind features
are disabled while the CD is recording.
● The recording process can be stopped at any
time. All tracks that were played before the
CD was stopped are stored.
● Individual tracks can be deleted from the
hard-disk drive after the CD is recorded. If the title information of the track being recorded is stored either in the hard-disk drive or
in the CD, the title is automatically displayed on
the screen. For title acquisition from the harddisk drive, music recognition technology and
related data are provided by GracenoteT.
To view the details of the track, select the Text
key by touching the screen or using the INFINITI
controller. The track name and album title are
displayed on the screen.
If a track is not recorded successfully due to
skipping sounds, the mark is displayed
behind the track number.
The “Music Box” audio system cannot perform
recording under the following conditions.
● There is not enough space in the hard disk
● The number of albums reaches the maximum
of 500.
● The number of tracks reaches the maximum
of 3,000.
Automatic recording :
If the “Automatic Recording” function is turned
to ON, recording starts when a CD is inserted.
(See “Music Box settings” later in this section.)
Stopping recording :
To stop the recording, select the STOP button
by touching the screen or using the INFINITI
controller.
If the CD is ejected, the audio system is turned
off or the ignition switch is pushed to the LOCK
position, the recording also stops.
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Playing recorded songs
Select the “Music Box” audio system by using
one of the following methods.
● Push the source select switch on the steering wheel repeatedly until the center display
changes to the Music Box mode. (See
“STEERING-WHEEL-MOUNTED CONTROLS
FOR AUDIO” later in this section.)
● Push the AUX·DISC button repeatedly until
the center display changes to the Music Box
mode.
● Give voice commands. (See “INFINITI VOICE
RECOGNITION SYSTEM (models with navigation system)” later in this section.)
Stopping playback :
The system stops playing when:
a. another mode (radio, CD, CompactFlash or
AUX) is selected.
b. the audio system is turned off.
c. the ignition switch is pushed to the LOCK
position.
FF (Fast Forward), REW
(Rewind)/APS (Automatic
Program Search) FF, APS
REW :
When the (fast forward) or (rewind) button is pushed for more than 1.5 seconds while a track is being played, the track will
play while fast forwarding or rewinding. When
the button is released, the track will return to
the normal play speed.
When the or button is pushed for
less than 1.5 seconds while a track is being
played, the next track or the beginning of the
current track will be played.
The INFINITI controller can also be used to
select tracks when a track is being played.
Play mode selection :
To change to another album or artist, turn the
MP3/WMA folder selector.
REPEAT (RPT) :
When the SCAN·RPT button is pushed while a
track is being played, the play pattern can be
changed as follows:
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There are some options available during playback. Select one of the following that are
displayed on the screen, if necessary.
Menu :
Refer to the following information for each item.
● Play by Artist
Plays songs by an artist whose music is
currently being played. The artists are sorted
in alphabetical order.
● Play by Album
Plays tracks in each album. The albums are
sorted in alphabetical order.
● Play by Date
Plays tracks in each album. The albums are
sorted in order of the date when they were
stored in the system.
● Play by Mood
Plays music from one of the following
moods: Relaxing Music, Lively Music, Slow
Music and Upbeat Music.
● Play by Category
Plays music from one of the following categories: My Favorites, Hit Songs, Kids’
Songs and Rarely Played.
● Search Artists
Displays a list of artists in alphabetical
order. Selecting an artist displays all of the
tracks by the artist and starts playing the
first track.
● Search Albums
Displays a list of albums in order of the date
when they were stored in the system. Selecting an album displays all of the tracks on the
album and starts playing the first track.
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Select the “Sort” key to re-sort albums in
one of the following order: Rec. (Recorded)
Date, Name, Release Year, Artist.
● Search Song Details
Set the conditions and select the “Start
Song Search ” key to search for a desired
song that is stored in the system. The conditions are as follows:
Music Tempo (All, Slow, Normal and Fast)
Decade (All, ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, ’00s and ’10s
and After)
Group (All, Male Artist, Female Artist, Group
and Duo)
Category (Rock, Pop, Latin, Jazz, R&B, Hip
Hop, Club/Dance, Punk, Reggae, Folk, Blues,
Country, Metal, Easy Listening, New Age,
Soundtrack, Gospel & Religious, World,
Classical, Children’s and Other)
● Search Keywords
Input a search keyword using the keypad
displayed on the screen. (See “HOW TO USE
TOUCH SCREEN (models with navigation system)” earlier in this section.)
● Edit Albums
Select a category (Rec. (Recorded) Date,
Name, Released Year and Artist) and edit the
details using the keypad displayed on the
screen. (See “HOW TO USE TOUCH SCREEN
(models with navigation system)” earlier in
this section.)
● Music Box System Info.
Displays the following information about the
“Music Box” audio system:
a. Music Box Used / Free Space (Information
about “Saved Album”, “Saved Track” and
“Remaining Time” is displayed.)
b. Mood Categories (Number of saved tracks
and their categories (Relaxing Music,
Lively Music, Slow Music, Upbeat Music
and Others) are displayed.)
c. Deleted Items (Information about the deleted tracks is displayed.)
d. Search Missing Titles
If titles are not displayed for CDs that have
been recorded, titles can be acquired using
one of the following methods:
— Retrieve from HDD
Searches the title using the database in
the hard disk.
— Retrieve from CF
Searches the title from the information
acquired on the Internet. Visit
www.InfinitiUSA.com/music-update for
details.
— Transfer Missing Titles to CF
Transfers the information of the album
recorded without titles to a CompactFlash
card. Visit
www.InfinitiUSA.com/music-update for
details.
e. Music Box Settings (See “Music Box settings” later in this section.)
f. CDDB Version (the version of the built-in
Gracenote Database is displayed.)
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Text :
Refer to the following information for each item.
● Set Mood
Set the mood category of the track to “Relaxing Music”, “Lively Music”, “Slow Music”
or “Upbeat Music”.
● Delete Track
Delete the track being played.
● Edit Info.
Edit the name of the track being played and
its artist using the keypad displayed on the
screen. (See “HOW TO USE TOUCH SCREEN
(models with navigation system)” earlier in
this section.)
The category of the track can also be set to
Rock, Pop, Latin, Jazz, R&B, Hip Hop,
Club/Dance, Punk, Reggae, Folk, Blues,
Country, Metal, Easy Listening, New Age,
Soundtrack, Gospel & Religious, World,
Classical, Children’s and Others.
● Remove Track
Reset the mood setting of a track.
Restoring deleted data
Deleted music data can be restored by performing the following.
1. Select the “Menu ” key and then the
“Music Box System Info. ” key on the
screen.
2. Select the “Deleted Items ” key and then
the “Album/Track ” key.
3. Select the “Restore Album/Track ” key to
restore the deleted music data.
You can also listen to the beginning of each
track that has been deleted by performing the
following.
1. Select the “Menu ” key and then the
“Music Box System Info. ” key on the
screen.
2. Select the “Deleted Items ” key and then
the “Play Sample ” key.
Music Box settings
To set up the “Music box” hard-disk drive audio
system to your preferred settings, select the
“Menu ” key during playback, “Music Box System Info. ” key, and “Music Box Settings ” key
with the INFINITI controller, and then push the
ENTER button.
Automatic Recording :
When this item is turned to ON, the “Music Box”
hard-disk audio system automatically starts recording when a CD is inserted.
Recording Quality :
Set the recording quality of 105 kbps or 132
kbps. The default is set to 132 kbps.
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Title Text Priority :
Set the priority to CDDB (Compact Disc Data
Base) to acquire track information from the
Gracenote Database or set to CD TEXT to acquire
the information from CDs.
Delete ALL Music Box Data :
Delete all music data stored on the hard disk.
Gracenote
NOTE:
● The information contained in the Gracenote
Database is not fully guaranteed.
● The service of the Gracenote Database on
the Internet may be stopped without prior
notice for maintenance.
End-User License Agreement
USE OF THIS PRODUCT IMPLIES ACCEPTANCE OF
THE TERMS BELOW.
GracenoteT MusicIDT Terms of Use
This device contains software from Gracenote,
Inc. of Emeryville, California (“Gracenote”). The
software from Gracenote (the “Gracenote Software”) enables this application to do online
disc identification and obtain music-related information, including name, artist, track, and
title information (“Gracenote Data”) from online
servers (“Gracenote Servers”) and to perform
other functions. You may use Gracenote Data
only by means of the intended End-User functions of this device.
You agree that you will use Gracenote Data, the
Gracenote Software, and Gracenote Servers for
your own personal non-commercial use only.
You agree not to assign, copy, transfer or
transmit the Gracenote Software or any
Gracenote Data to any third party. YOU AGREE
NOT TO USE OR EXPLOIT GRACENOTE DATA, THE
GRACENOTE SOFTWARE, OR GRACENOTE SERV-
ERS, EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PERMITTED HEREIN.
You agree that your non-exclusive license to use
the Gracenote Data, the Gracenote Software,
and Gracenote Servers will terminate if you
violate these restrictions. If your license terminates, you agree to cease any and all use of the
Gracenote Data, the Gracenote Software, and
Gracenote Servers. Gracenote reserves all
rights in Gracenote Data, the Gracenote Software, and the Gracenote Servers, including all
ownership rights. Under no circumstances will
Gracenote become liable for any payment to
you for any information that you provide. You
agree that Gracenote, Inc. may enforce its rights
under this Agreement against you directly in its
own name.
The Gracenote MusicID Service uses a unique
identifier to track queries for statistical purposes. The purpose of a randomly assigned
numeric identifier is to allow the Gracenote
MusicID service to count queries without knowing anything about who you are. For more
information, see the web page for the
Gracenote Privacy Policy for the Gracenote MusicID Service.
The Gracenote Software and each item of
Gracenote Data are licensed to you “AS IS.”
Gracenote makes no representations or warranties, express or implied, regarding the accuracy
of any Gracenote Data from in the Gracenote
Servers. Gracenote reserves the right to delete
data from the Gracenote Servers or to change
data categories for any cause that Gracenote
deems sufficient. No warranty is made that the
Gracenote Software or Gracenote Servers are
error-free or that functioning of Gracenote Software or Gracenote Servers will be uninterrupted. Gracenote is not obligated to provide
you with new enhanced or additional data types
or categories that Gracenote may provide in the
future and is free to discontinue its online
services at any time.
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GRACENOTE DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES EX-
PRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIM-
ITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANT-
ABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE,
TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. GRACENOTE
DOES NOT WARRANT THE RESULTS THAT WILL BE
OBTAINED BY YOUR USE OF THE GRACENOTE
SOFTWARE OR ANY GRACENOTE SERVER. IN NO
CASE WILL GRACENOTE BE LIABLE FOR ANY
CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES OR
FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR LOST REVENUES.
Copyright :
Music recognition technology and related data
are provided by GracenoteT. Gracenote is the
industry standard in music recognition technology and related content delivery. For more
information visit www.gracenote.com.
CD and music-related data from Gracenote, Inc.,
copyright © 2000-2007 Gracenote. Gracenote
Software, copyright © 2000-2007 Gracenote.
This product and service may practice one or
more of the following U.S. Patents: #5,987,525;
#6,061,680; #6,154,773, #6,161,132,
#6,230,192, #6,230,207, #6,240,459,
#6,330,593, and other patents issued or pending. Some services supplied under license from
Open Globe, Inc. for U.S. Patent: #6,304,523.
Gracenote and CDDB are registered trademarks
of Gracenote. The Gracenote logo and logotype,
and the “Powered by Gracenote” logo are trademarks of Gracenote.
CD/CF (CompactFlash) CARE AND
CLEANING
CD
● Handle a CD by its edges. Never touch the
surface of the disc. Do not bend the disc.
● Always place the discs in the storage case
when they are not being used.
● To clean a disc, wipe the surface from the
center to the outer edge using a clean, soft
cloth. Do not wipe the disc using a circular
motion.
Do not use a conventional record cleaner or
alcohol intended for industrial use.
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● A new disc may be rough on the inner and
outer edges. Remove the rough edges by
rubbing the inner and outer edges with the
side of a pen or pencil as illustrated.
CF cards
● Never touch the terminal portion of the
CompactFlash cards. Do not bend the cards.
● Always place the cards in the storage case
when they are not being used.
● Do not place heavy objects on the cards.
● Do not store the cards in highly humid
locations.
● Do not expose the cards to direct sunlight.
● Do not spill any liquids on the cards.
Refer to the CompactFlash card Owner’s Manual
for the details.
1. ENTER (models with navigation system) or
tuning (models without navigation system) switch
2. BACK switch
3. Volume control switch
4. Source select switch
STEERING-WHEEL-MOUNTED
CONTROLS FOR AUDIO
ENTER (models with navigation
system) or tuning (models without
navigation system) switch
Push the switch upward or downward to select
a station, track, CD or folder when they are
listed on the display.
Tune/Track :
RADIO
● Pushing DOWN “ ”/UP “ ” shorter
Next or previous preset station
● Pushing DOWN “ ”/UP “ ” longer
Next or previous station
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CD
● Pushing DOWN “ ”/UP “ ” shorter
Next track or the beginning of the current
track
● Pushing DOWN “ ”/UP “ ” longer
(CD changer - if so equipped)
Disc change (When only one disc is loaded,
the 1st track of the disc will be selected.)
CD/CF (if so equipped) with MP3/WMA
● Pushing DOWN “ ”/UP “ ” shorter
Next track or the beginning of the current
track
● Pushing DOWN “ ”/UP “ ” longer
Folder change (When the last folder on a disc
is playing, the next disc will be selected.)
DVD (if so equipped)
● Pushing DOWN “ ”/UP “ ” shorter
Next track/chapter or the beginning of the
current track/chapter
● Pushing DOWN “ ”/UP “ ” longer
Next group/title or the beginning of the
current group/title
iPodT (if so equipped)
● Pushing DOWN “ ”/UP “ ” shorter
Previous or next track (Start/Pause or Menu
can be selected when the ENTER button is
pushed.)
● Pushing DOWN “ ”/UP “ ” longer
Rewind or fast forward search
“Music Box” hard-disk drive audio system (if so
equipped)
● Pushing DOWN “ ”/UP “ ” shorter
Next track or the beginning of the current
track
● Pushing DOWN “ ”/UP “ ” longer
Playlist change (When the last playlist is
playing, the next playlist will be selected.)
ENTER switch operation :
You can also use the ENTER switch to select the
items on the usual setting menu screen.
After selecting an MP3 folder using the up and
down switch, push the ENTER switch to complete the selection.
While the display is in the NAVI, STATUS or
Audio setting screen, some audio functions can
also be controlled using the ENTER switch. The
function varies depending on if you push the
switch shorter (less than 1.5 seconds) or longer
(more than 1.5 seconds).
BACK switch
Push this switch to go back to the previous
screen or cancel the selection if it is not completed.
Volume control switches
Push the upper (+) or lower (2) side switch to
increase or decrease the volume.
SOURCE select switch
Push the source select switch to change the
mode, Preset A, Preset B, Preset C, “Music Box”
(if so equipped), CD, CompactFlash (if so
equipped), DVD (if so equipped), AUX and iPodT
(if equipped).
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1. Volume control switch
2. Tune/Track switch
3. ON/OFF switch
4. Source (SRC) select switch
5. Display
REAR CONTROL SWITCHES FOR AUDIO
(if so equipped)
The audio system can also be operated using
the rear controls.
Volume control switch
Push the “ ” (front) side or “ ” (rear)
side of the switch to adjust the volume.
“ ” Front side: Volume increases
“ ” Rear side: Volume decreases
Tune/Track switch
The function varies depending on if you push
the switch shorter (less than 1.5 seconds) or
longer (more than 1.5 seconds).
RADIO :
● Pushing DOWN (rear) “ ”/UP (front)
“ ” shorter
Next or previous preset station
● Pushing DOWN (rear) “ ”/UP (front)
“ ” longer
Next or previous station
CD :
● Pushing DOWN (rear) “ ”/UP (front)
“ ” shorter
Next track or the beginning of the current
track
● Pushing DOWN (rear) “ ”/UP (front)
“ ” longer
Disc change (When only one disc is loaded,
the 1st track of the disc will be selected.)
CD/CF (if so equipped) with MP3/WMA :
● Pushing DOWN (rear) “ ”/UP (front)
“ ” shorter
Next track or the beginning of the current
track
● Pushing DOWN (rear) “ ”/UP (front)
“ ” longer
Folder change (When the last folder on a disc
is playing, the next disc will be selected.)
DVD (if so equipped) :
● Pushing DOWN (rear) “ ”/UP (front)
“ ” shorter
Next track/chapter or the beginning of the
current track/chapter
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● Pushing DOWN (rear) “ ”/UP (front)
“ ” longer
Next group/title or the beginning of the
current group/title
iPodT (if so equipped) :
● Pushing DOWN (rear) “ ”/UP (front)
“ ” shorter
Previous or next track (Start/Pause or Menu
can be selected when the ENTER button is
pushed.)
● Pushing DOWN (rear) “ ”/UP (front)
“ ” longer
Rewind or fast forward search
“Music Box” hard-disk drive audio system (if so
equipped) :
● Pushing DOWN (rear) “ ”/UP (front)
“ ” shorter
Next track or the beginning of the current
track
● Pushing DOWN (rear) “ ”/UP (front)
“ ” longer
Playlist change (When the last playlist is
playing, the next playlist will be selected.)
“ON/OFF” switch
With the ignition switch pushed to the ACC or
ON position, push the “ON/OFF ” switch to turn
the audio system ON or OFF.
Source select switch
Push the “SRC ” select switch to change the
audio mode.
ANTENNA
Window antenna
The antenna pattern is printed inside the rear
window.
CAUTION
● Do not place metalized film near the rear
window glass or attach any metal parts to it.
This may cause poor reception or noise.
● When cleaning the inside of the rear window,
be careful not to scratch or damage the rear
window antenna. Lightly wipe along the antenna with a dampened soft cloth.
AUXILIARY INPUT JACKS
The auxiliary input jacks are located in the
center console. NTSC compatible devices such
as video games, camcorders and portable video
players can be connected to the auxiliary jacks.
The auxiliary jacks are color coded for identification purposes.
● Yellow - video input
● White - left channel audio input
● Red - right channel audio input
Before connecting a device to a jack, turn off the
power of the portable device and the audio
system.
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This vehicle is equipped with the mobile entertainment system, which enables you to play a
Digital Versatile Disc (DVD), providing the images and sounds both in the front and rear
display screens.
WARNING
● The driver must not attempt to operate or
view the Mobile Entertainment System
(MES) while the vehicle is in motion so that
full attention may be given to vehicle
operation.
● Do not attempt to modify the system to display a movie on the front screen while the
vehicle is being driven. Doing so may distract the driver and may cause a collision and
serious personal injury or death.
CAUTION
● The glass screen on the liquid crystal display
may break if hit with a hard or sharp object. If
the glass breaks, do not touch the liquid
crystalline material, which contains a small
amount of mercury. In case of contact with
skin, wash immediately with soap and
water.
● Use a damp, soft cloth when cleaning the
Mobile Entertainment System components.
Do not use solvents or cleaning solutions.
● Do not attempt to use the system in extreme
temperature conditions [below 24°F
(220°C) or above 158°F (70°C)].
● To avoid discharging the vehicle battery, do
not operate the system more than 15 minutes without starting the engine.
Movies will not be shown on the front display
while the vehicle is in any drive position to
reduce driver distraction. Audio is available
when a movie is played. To view movies in the
front display, stop the vehicle in a safe location,
move the selector lever to the P (Park) position
and apply the parking brake.
DIGITAL VERSATILE DISC (DVD)
SYSTEM COMPONENTS
DVD drive
The DVD drive is located inside of the center
console. Insert a DVD into the slot with the label
side facing the front passenger’s seat side. The
DVD will be guided automatically into the slot.
When ejecting the DVD, push the EJECT button
s1 .
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CAUTION
● Do not force a DVD into the slot. This could
cause damage the player.
● Do not use 8 cm (3.1 in) discs.
Displays
WARNING
Park the vehicle in a safe location and apply the
parking brake to view the images on the front
center display screen using the DVD drive or
other devices connected to the auxiliary input
jacks.
CAUTION
● The glass screen on the liquid crystal display
may break if hit with a hard or sharp object. If
the glass breaks, do not touch the liquid
crystalline material, which contains a small
amount of mercury. In case of contact with
skin, wash immediately with soap and
water.
● Use soft, damp cloth when cleaning the Mobile Entertainment System components. Do
not use solvents or cleaning solutions.
● Be sure to stow the rear display when it is not
used.
Use the remote controller to operate the motorized flip-down rear display screen.
1. Push the REAR DISPLAY OPEN/CLOSE button on the remote controller to open or
close the display.
2. Adjust the display angle by pushing the
DISPLAY TILT button or .
The screen can also be opened using the
INFINITI controller. (See “HOW TO USE SETTING
BUTTON” earlier in this section.)
Do not block the range of the wireless remote
controller receiver and wireless headphones
transmitter s1 .
CAUTION
Do not touch the display when it is opening or
closing.
Flip-down screen (rear)
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Headphones
Headphones are a wireless type and no cables
are necessary. You can use them in almost all
the ranges in the rear seat for listening to the
sound from DVD or AUX. (It is not possible to
use the headphones in the front seat.)
Power ON/OFF :
Push the POWER button to turn the headphones
on or off.
Volume control :
Turn the volume control knob to adjust the
volume.
The headphones will automatically be turned
off in about 5 minutes if there is no sound
during that period. To prevent the battery from
being discharged, keep the power turned off
when not in use.
If the sound from the headphones is not clear it
may be because:
● of an infrared communication device or cellular phone, turn down the headphone volume or stop using the headphones, or
● the headphones maybe out of the range of
the transmitter installed in the rear flip-down
display screen. This is not a malfunction, or
● the sound may be interrupted temporarily
when there is an obstacle between the headphones and the transmitter. Remove the
obstacle, such as opaque materials, hands,
hair, etc.
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Remote controller
The remote controller has the following
controls:
1. REAR DISPLAY OPEN/CLOSE button
2. DVD button
3. Joystick
4. AUX button
5. ENTER button
6. DISP button
7. VOLUME CONTROL button
( or )
8. Headphones button
9. TRACK/CHANNEL button
( or )
10. DISPLAY TILT button
( or )
11. BACK button
12. ASPECT button
13. SOUND button
14. Keypad
See “PLAYING A DVD” later in this section for
the function of each buttons.
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Headphones
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Remote controller and headphones
battery replacement
Replace the battery as follows:
1. Open the lid.
2. Replace both batteries with new ones.
● Size AA (remote control)
● Size AAA (headphones)
● Make sure that the % and @ ends on the
batteries match the markings inside the
compartment.
3. Close the lid securely.
If the battery is removed for any reason other
than replacement, close the lid securely.
● If you will not be using the remote control
for long periods of time, remove the batteries.
● Replacement of the batteries is needed
when the remote control only functions at
extremely close distances to the MES or
not at all.
● Be careful not to touch the battery terminal.
● An improperly disposed battery can harm
the environment. Always confirm local
regulations for battery disposal.
● When changing batteries, do not let dust
or oil get on the remote control and
headphones.
FCC Notice :
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance
could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC
Rules and RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation of the device.
BEFORE OPERATING THE DVD MOBILE
ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
Precautions
Start the engine when using the DVD entertainment system.
WARNING
The driver must not attempt to operate the DVD
system or wear the headphones while the vehicle is in motion so that full attention may be
given to vehicle operation.
CAUTION
● Only operate the DVD while the vehicle engine is running. Operating the DVD for extended periods of time with the engine OFF
can discharge the vehicle battery.
● Do not allow the system to get wet. Excessive moisture such as spilled liquids may
cause the system to malfunction.
● While playing VIDEO-CD media, this DVD
player does not guarantee complete functionality of all VIDEO-CD formats.
Copyright and trademark
● The technology protected by the U.S. patent
and other intellectual property rights owned
by Macrovision Corporation and other right
holders is adopted for this system.
● This copyright protected technology cannot
be used without a permit from Macrovision
Corporation. It is limited to be personal use,
etc., as long as the permit from Macrovision
Corporation is not issued.
● Modifying or disassembling is prohibited.
● Dolby digital is manufactured under license
from Dolby Laboratories, Inc.
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● Dolby and the double D mark “ ” are
trademarks of Dolby Laboratories, Inc.
● DTS and DTS Digital Surround “ ” are
registered trademarks of Digital Theater Systems, Inc.
Parental level (parental control)
DVDs with the parental control setting can be
played with this system. Please use your own
judgement to set the parental control with the
system.
Disc selection
You can play the following disc formats with the
DVD drive:
● DVD-VIDEO
● DVD-AUDIO
● VIDEO-CD
● CD-DA (Conventional Compact Disc) (CD with
MP3/WMA cannot be played.)
Use DVDs with a region code “1”, “ALL” or “1
included” for your DVD entertainment system.
(The region code is displayed as a small symbol
printed on the top of the DVD.) This vehicleinstalled DVD player cannot play DVDs with a
region code other than “1” or “ALL”.
Do not use the following DVD’s as they may
cause the DVD player to malfunction:
● 3.1 in (8 cm) discs
● DVD’s with a region code other than “1”. The
region code sA is displayed in a small symbol
printed on the top of the DVD sB
● DVD’s that are not round
● DVD’s with a paper label
● DVD’s that are warped, scratched, or have
unequal edges
● Recordable digital video discs (DVD-R,
DVD+R)
● Rewritable digital video discs (DVD-RW,
DVD+RW, DVD-RAM)
Display settings
Front display :
To adjust the front display mode, push the
SETTING button while the DVD is being played,
select the “Display ” key with the INFINITI
controller, and then push the ENTER button.
To adjust the display ON/OFF, brightness, tint,
color and contrast, select each key using the
INFINITI controller and push the ENTER button.
Then you can adjust each item using the
INFINITI controller.
Rear display :
To adjust the rear display mode, push the
“DISP” (Display) button on the remote controller.
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To adjust the display brightness, tint, color and
contrast, select each key using the joystick on
the remote controller and tilt the joystick to
right or left.
Push the BACK button to apply the settings and
return to the previous display.
PLAYING A DVD
DISC·AUX button
Park the vehicle in a safe location for the front
seat occupants to operate the DVD drive while
watching the images.
Push the DISC·AUX button on the instrument
panel and turn the display to the DVD mode.
When a DVD is loaded, it will be replayed
automatically.
The operation screen will be turned on when the
DISC·AUX button located on the instrument
panel is pushed while a DVD is being played,
and it will turn off automatically after a period of
time. To turn it on again, push the DISC·AUX
button again.
DVD operation keys
To operate the DVD drive, select the desired key
displayed on the operation screen using the
INFINITI controller.
PAUSE :
Select the “ ” key and push the ENTER
button to pause the DVD. To resume playing the
DVD, use the “PLAY” key.
To pause the DVD, it is also possible to push the
“ ” button on the keypad of the remote
controller.
PLAY :
Select the “ ” key and push the ENTER
button to start playing the DVD, for example,
after pausing the DVD.
To start playing the DVD, it is also possible to
push the “ ” button on the keypad of the
remote controller.
STOP :
Select the “ ” key and push the ENTER
button to stop playing the DVD.
Operation screen — DVD AUDIO
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To stop playing the DVD, it is also possible to
push the “ ” button on the keypad of the
remote controller.
SKIP (FORWARD) :
Select the “ ” key and push the ENTER
button to skip the chapter(s) of the disc forward. The chapters will advance the number of
times the ENTER button is pushed.
To skip the chapter(s) forward, it is also possible to push the “ ” button on the keypad
of the remote controller.
SKIP (REWIND) :
Select the “ ” key and push the ENTER
button to skip the chapter(s) of the disc backward. The chapters will go back the number of
times the ENTER button is pushed.
To skip the chapter(s) backward, it is also
possible to push the “ ” button on the
keypad of the remote controller.
Setting (front) — DVD VIDEO-1
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Setting (front) — DVD VIDEO-2
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Setting (front) — DVD VIDEO-3
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Setting (rear) — DVD VIDEO-1
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DVD settings
Select the “Settings ” key with the INFINITI
controller and push the ENTER button to adjust
the following settings.
The items indicated with “*” can also be set
from the rear display. Push the “DVD” button on
the remote controller while a DVD is being
played. Select the preferred item using the
joystick “ ” on the remote controller and
push the ENTER “ ” button.
Menu* (DVD-VIDEO) :
Some menus specific to each disc will be
shown. For details, see the instructions attached to the disc.
Top Menu* (DVD-VIDEO, DVD-AUDIO) :
Each title menu in the disc will be shown. For
details, see the instructions attached to the
disc.
Audio* (DVD-VIDEO, DVD-AUDIO, VIDEO-CD) /
Subtitle* (DVD-VIDEO, DVD-AUDIO) :
Choose the preferred language using the
INFINITI controller and push the ENTER button.
To turn off the subtitle, push and hold the
ENTER button until a beep sounds.
Surround Information* (DVD-VIDEO, DVDAUDIO, VIDEO-CD, CD-DA) (Models equipped
with BOSET Surround Sound System) :
Select the “Surround Information ” key and
push the ENTER button. The surround information screen will appear.
Push the BACK button to return to the previous
screen.
Display Mode* (DVD-VIDEO, DVD-AUDIO, VIDEOCD) :
Choose from the “Full”, “Wide”, “Normal” or
“Cinema” mode using the INFINITI controller
and push the ENTER button again.
Angle* (DVD-VIDEO, DVD-AUDIO) :
If the DVD contains different angles (such as
moving images), the current image angle can be
switched to another one.
Select the “Angle ” key and push the ENTER
button. When the “+” side or “2” side is
selected, the angle will change.
Angle Mark (DVD-VIDEO, DVD-AUDIO) :
When this item is turned on, an angle mark will
be shown on the bottom of the screen if the
scene can be seen from a different angle.
Setting (rear) — DVD VIDEO-2
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Setting (rear) — DVD VIDEO-3
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10 Key Search* (DVD-VIDEO, DVD-AUDIO, VIDEOCD, CD-DA) :
Select the “10 Key Search ” key and push the
ENTER button to open the number entry screen.
Input the number you want to search for and
select the “OK ” key with the INFINITI controller.
Then push the ENTER button. The specified
Title/Chapter or Group/Track will be played.
Title Search* (DVD-VIDEO) :
The scene with the specified title will be displayed the number of times the “+” side or “2”
side is selected.
Group Search* (DVD-AUDIO) :
The scene with the specified group will be
displayed the number of times the “+” or “2”
side is selected.
Select No.* (VIDEO-CD) :
Select the “Select No. ” key and push the ENTER
button to open the number entry screen.
Input the number you wish to search for and
select the “OK ” key with the INFINITI controller,
and then push the ENTER button. The specified
scene will be played.
Menu Skip (DVD-VIDEO, DVD-AUDIO) :
DVD menus are automatically configured and
the contents will be played directly when the
“Menu Skip ” key is turned on. Note that some
discs may not be played directly even if this
item is turned on.
DVD Language (DVD-VIDEO, DVD-AUDIO, VIDEOCD) :
Select the “DVD Language ” key and push the
ENTER button to open the number entry screen.
Input the number corresponding to the preferred language and select the “OK ” key with
the INFINITI controller. Then push the ENTER
button. The DVD top menu language will be
changed to the one specified.
DRC (DVD-VIDEO, DVD-AUDIO) :
DRC (Dynamic Range Compression) allows you
to tune the dynamic range of the sound recorded in the Dolby Digital format.
DOWN MIX (DVD-VIDEO, DVD-AUDIO) :
Convert a multi-channel recording to a traditional two-channel (stereo) recording.
Remote controller operation
Use the remote controller to adjust the following items.
Rear display open/close :
To open or close the flip-down rear display,
push the “ ” button.
Joystick :
Use the joystick “ ” to select the items
displayed on the rear screen.
ENTER button :
Push the ENTER “ ” button to make the
selected item complete on the rear screen.
BACK button :
Push to go back to the previous screen or cancel
the selection.
Display tilt :
Adjust the display angle by pushing the DISPLAY TILT button “ ”.
DVD mode :
To select the DVD mode, push the DVD button.
AUX mode :
To select the AUX (auxiliary input jacks), mode,
push the AUX button.
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Volume :
To control the volume level, push the VOL
button “ ”.
Display :
To adjust the rear display screen (brightness,
tint, contrast, etc.), push the DISP button.
Aspect :
To change the display size, push the ASPECT
button. Each time the button is pushed, the
display size will change to “Cinema”, “Wide”,
“Full” or “Normal”.
Sound :
To change the language, push the SOUND button. Each time the button is pushed, the language will change to each language stored in
the DVD.
Headphones :
The DVD sound can be heard through the
headphones.
Push the headphones “ ” button. Each
time the button is pushed, the headphones
mode will switch to ON or OFF.
To control the volume of sound from the headphones, use the volume control knob attached
to the headphones.
Track/Channel :
To skip to the previous or next DVD scene
selection, push the TRACK CH button
“ ”.
Keypad :
: PLAY/PAUSE button
: STOP button
: FORWARD button
: REWIND button
: FORWARD button for still images (for
DVD-AUDIO)
: REWIND button for still images (for
DVD-AUDIO)
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Use a lightly dampened, lint free cloth to clean
the surfaces of your Mobile Entertainment System. (DVD player face, screen, remote controller, etc.)
● Do not attempt to operate the system in
extreme temperature conditions [below
24°F (220°C) and above 158°F (70°C)].
● Do not attempt to operate the system in
extreme humidity conditions (less than 10%
or more than 75%).
CAUTION
● Do not use any solvents or cleaning solutions when cleaning the video system.
● Do not use excessive force on the monitor
screen.
● Avoid touching or scratching the monitor
screen as it may become dirty or damaged.
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How to handle the DVD
CAUTION
● Handle a DVD by its edges. Never touch the
surface of the disc.
● To clean a disc, wipe the surface from the
center to the outer edge using a clean, soft
cloth. Do not wipe the disc using a circular
motion.
● Do not use a conventional record cleaner,
benzine, thinner or alcohol intended for industrial use.
● A new disc may be rough on its inner and
outer edges. Remove the rough edges using
the side of a pen or pencil as illustrated.
● Never attempt to use a DVD that has been
cracked, deformed, or repaired using adhesive. Doing so may cause damage to the
equipment.
● Handle the DVD carefully to avoid contamination or flaws. Otherwise, signals may not
be read properly.
● Do not write, draw or attach anything on any
side of the DVD.
● Do not store the DVD in locations with direct
sunlight or in high temperatures or humidity.
● Always place discs in the storage case when
they are not being used.
● Do not put on any sticker or write anything
on either surface of the DVD.
When installing a car phone or a CB radio in
your INFINITI, be sure to observe the following
cautions, otherwise the new equipment may
adversely affect the electronic control modules
and electronic control system harness.
WARNING
● A cellular telephone should not be used
while driving so full attention may be given
to vehicle operation. Some jurisdictions prohibit the use of cellular telephones while
driving.
● If you must make a call while your vehicle is
in motion, the hands-free cellular phone operational mode (if so equipped) is highly recommended. Exercise extreme caution at all
times so full attention may be given to vehicle operation.
● If a conversation in a moving vehicle requires
you to take notes, pull off the road to a safe
location and stop your vehicle before doing
so.
CAUTION
● Keep the antenna as far away as possible
from the electronic control modules.
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● Keep the antenna wire more than 8 in (20 cm)
away from the electronic control system harness. Do not route the antenna wire next to
any harness.
● Adjust the antenna standing-wave ratio as
recommended by the manufacturer.
● Connect the ground wire from the CB radio
chassis to the body.
● For details, consult an INFINITI retailer.
WARNING
● Use a phone after stopping your vehicle in a
safe location. If you have to use a phone
while driving, exercise extreme caution at all
times so full attention may be given to vehicle operation.
● If you find yourself unable to devote full attention to vehicle operation while talking on
the phone, pull off the road to a safe location
and stop your vehicle before doing so.
CAUTION
To avoid draining the vehicle battery, use a
phone after starting the engine.
Your INFINITI is equipped with BluetoothT
Hands-Free Phone System. If you are an owner
of a compatible BluetoothT enabled cellular
phone, you can set up the wireless connection
between your cellular phone and the in-vehicle
phone module. With BluetoothT wireless technology, you can make or receive a telephone
call with your cellular phone in your pocket.
Once your cellular phone is paired to the invehicle phone module, no phone connecting
procedure is required anymore. Your phone is
automatically connected with the in-vehicle
phone module when the ignition switch is
pushed to the ON position with the registered
cellular phone turned on and carried in the
vehicle.
You can register up to 5 different BluetoothT
cellular phones in the in-vehicle phone module.
However, you can talk on only one cellular
phone at a time.
The INFINITI Voice Recognition system supports
the phone commands, so dialing a phone number using your voice is possible. For more
details, see “INFINITI VOICE RECOGNITION SYSTEM (models with navigation system)” later in
this section; page 4-98.
Before using the BluetoothT Hands-Free Phone
System, refer to the following notes.
● Set up the wireless connection between a
compatible cellular phone and the in-vehicle
phone module before using the BluetoothT
Hands-Free Phone System.
● Some BluetoothT enabled cellular phones
may not be recognized by the in-vehicle
phone module. Please visit
www.InfinitiUSA.com/bluetooth for a recommended phone list.
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● You will not be able to use a hands-free
phone under the following conditions:
– Your vehicle is outside of the telephone
service area.
– Your vehicle is in an area where it is
difficult to receive radio waves; such as in
a tunnel, in an underground parking garage, behind a tall building or in a mountainous area.
– Your cellular phone is locked in order not
to be dialed.
● When the radio wave condition is not ideal or
ambient sound is too loud, it may be difficult
to hear the other person’s voice during a call.
● Immediately after the ignition switch is pushed
to the ON position, it may be impossible to
receive a call for a short period of time.
● Do not place the cellular phone in an area
surrounded by metal or far away from the
in-vehicle phone module to prevent tone
quality degradation and wireless connection
disruption.
● While a cellular phone is connected through
the BluetoothT wireless connection, the battery power of the cellular phone may discharge quicker than usual.
● If the BluetoothT Hands-Free Phone System
seems to be malfunctioning, please visit
www.InfinitiUSA.com/bluetooth for troubleshooting help.
● Some cellular phones or other devices may
cause interference or a buzzing noise to
come from the audio system speakers. Storing the device in a different location may
reduce or eliminate the noise.
● Refer to the cellular phone Owner’s Manual
regarding the telephone pairing procedure
specific to your phone, battery charging,
cellular phone antenna, etc.
● The antenna display on the monitor will not
coincide with the antenna display of some
cellular phones.
● Keep the interior of the vehicle as quiet as
possible to hear the caller’s voice clearly as
well as to minimize its echoes.
● If reception between callers is unclear, adjusting the incoming or outgoing call volume
may improve the clarity.
REGULATORY INFORMATION
FCC Regulatory information
– CAUTION: To maintain compliance with FCC’s
RF exposure guidelines, use only the supplied antenna. Unauthorized antenna, modification, or attachments could damage the
transmitter and may violate FCC regulations.
– Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
1. this device may not cause interference
and
2. this device must accept any interference,
including interference that may cause
undesired operation of the device
IC Regulatory information
– Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) this device may not cause
interference, and (2) this device must accept
any interference, including interference that
may cause undesired operation of the device.
– This Class B digital apparatus meets all
requirements of the Canadian InterferenceCausing Equipment Regulations.
Bluetooth trademark:
BLUETOOTHT is a trademark owned by Bluetooth
SIG, Inc., U.S.A.
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VOICE COMMANDS
You can use voice commands to operate various
BluetoothT Hands-Free Phone System features
using the INFINITI Voice Recognition system.
For more details, see “INFINITI VOICE RECOGNITION SYSTEM (models with navigation system)”
later in this section; page 4-98.
CONTROL BUTTONS
1) PHONE button
2) TALK/PHONE SEND button
PAIRING PROCEDURE
1. Push the PHONE button or push and hold
the button, and select the “Pair
phone” key on the display using the
INFINITI controller. Then push the ENTER
button.
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2. Select the “None (Add New)” key from the
name list of the phones, and push the
ENTER button.
3. When a PIN code appears on the screen,
operate the BluetoothT cellular phone to
enter the PIN code.
The pairing procedure of the cellular phone
varies according to each cellular phone. See
the cellular phone Owner’s Manual for the
details. You can also visit
www.InfinitiUSA.com/bluetooth or call
INFINITI Consumer Affairs Department for
instructions on pairing INFINITI recommended cellular phones.
When the pairing is completed, the screen
will return to the BluetoothT setup display.
PHONEBOOK REGISTRATION
Up to 40 phone numbers can be stored in the
phonebook.
1. Push the SETTING button, and select the
“PHONE” key on the display using the
INFINITI controller. Then push the ENTER
button.
2. Select the “Phonebook” key, and push
the ENTER button.
3. Select the “None (Add New)” key from the
name list of the phonebook, and push the
ENTER button.
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4. Select the “Transfer via Bluetooth” key,
and push the ENTER button in order to
register your cellular phone memory in
the phonebook.
5. Operate the cellular phone to send a
person’s name and phone number from
the memory of the cellular phone. The
memory sending procedure from the cellular phone varies according to each cellular phone manufacturer. See the cellular
phone Owner’s Manual for more details.
6. After the memory is registered in the
phonebook, the system will ask if you
want to add a voicetag for it. If you want
to add a voicetag, select the “YES” key on
the “Add a voicetag?” screen. For example, if the partner’s name is David,
speak “David” after a tone. The “David”
voicetag is stored in the phonebook. Voicetags allow easy dialing using the INFINITI
Voice Recognition system. (See “INFINITI
VOICE RECOGNITION SYSTEM (models
with navigation system)” later in this section; page 4-98.)
7. When the phonebook registration is completed, the screen will return to the name
list of the phonebook.
● To confirm the stored voicetags, select
the “Voicetag Directory” key using the
INFINITI controller, and push the ENTER
button.
● There are different methods to input a
phone number. Select one of the following options instead of “Transfer via
Bluetooth” in step 4 above.
– Enter Data by Keypad
Input the name and phone number manually using the keypad displayed on the
screen. (See “HOW TO USE TOUCH
SCREEN (models with navigation system)”
earlier in this section.)
– Copy from Downloaded Phonebook
Copy a phonebook from the BluetoothT
cellular phone. The availability of this
function depends on each cellular phone.
The copying procedure from the cellular
phone also varies according to each cellular phone. See cellular phone Owner’s
Manual for more details.
– Copy from Outgoing Call Logs
Store the name and phone number from
the outgoing call list.
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– Copy from Incoming Call Logs
Store the name and phone number from
the incoming call list.
– Delete
Delete a contact that is registered in the
phonebook.
MAKING A CALL
To make a call, follow the procedures below.
1. Push the PHONE button on the instrument
panel or push and hold the button
on the steering wheel. The “PHONE”
screen will appear on the display.
2. Select the “Call (Phonebook)” key on the
“PHONE” menu, and push the ENTER button.
3. Select the registered person’s name from
the list, and push the ENTER button. Dialing will start and the screen will change to
the call-in-progress screen.
4. After the call is over, perform one of the
following to finish the call.
a. Select the “Hang up” key and push the
ENTER button.
b. Push the button on the steering
wheel.
c. Push the PHONE button on the instrument
panel.
There are different methods to make a call.
Select one of the following options instead of
“Call (Phonebook)” in step 2 above.
● Redial
Dial the previously dialed number again.
● Call (Call Logs)
Select the name or phone number from the
incoming or outgoing call logs.
● Call (Downloaded)
Select the name or phone number from the
downloaded list.
● Dial (Keypad)
Input the phone number manually using the
keypad displayed on the screen. (See “HOW
TO USE TOUCH SCREEN (models with navigation system)” earlier in this section.)
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RECEIVING A CALL
When you hear a phone ring, the display will
change to the incoming call mode. To receive a
call, perform one of the following procedures
listed below.
a) Select the “Answer” key on the display
and push the ENTER button.
b) Push the PHONE button on the instrument
panel.
c) Push the button on the steering
wheel.
There are some options available when receiving a call. Select one of the following displayed
on the screen.
● Answer
Accept an incoming call to talk.
● On Hold
Put an incoming call on hold.
● Reject Call
Reject an incoming call.
To finish the call, perform one of the following procedures listed below.
a) Select the “Hang up” key on the display
and push the ENTER button.
b) Push the PHONE button on the instrument
panel.
c) Push the button on the steering
wheel.
DURING A CALL
There are some options available during a call.
Select one of the following displayed on the
screen if necessary.
● Hang up
Finish the call.
● Use Handset
Transfer the call to the cellular phone.
● Mute
Mute your voice to the person.
● Keypad
Send a dial tone to the caller for using
network services such as voice mail.
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● Cancel Mute
This will appear after “Mute” is selected.
Mute will be canceled.
To adjust the person’s voice to be louder or
quieter, push the volume control switch (+ or 2)
on the steering wheel or turn the volume control
knob on the instrument panel while talking on
the phone. This adjustment is also available in
the SETTING mode.
PHONE SETTING
To set up the BluetoothT Hands-Free Phone
System to your preferred settings, push the
SETTING button on the instrument panel and
select the “PHONE” key on the display, and
then push the ENTER button.
Phonebook
See “PHONEBOOK REGISTRATION” earlier in
this section for adding, editing and deleting a
contact.
Downloaded Phonebook
Refer to the following information for each item.
● Download All
Download all of the contacts registered in
the BluetoothT cellular phone. Availability of
this function depends on each cellular
phone. The memory downloading procedure
from the cellular phone also varies according to each cellular phone. See cellular
phone Owner’s Manual for more details.
● Delete Downloaded Phonebook
Delete a downloaded phonebook.
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● Delete an Entry of Downloaded Phonebook
Delete an entry from the downloaded phonebook.
Automatic Hold
If this item is turned on, an incoming call will be
placed on hold automatically after several
rings.
Use Vehicle Ringtone
If this item is turned on, a specific ringtone that
is different from the cellular phone’s will sound
when receiving a call.
Delete Call Logs
Delete all of the incoming or outgoing call logs
from the list.
Bluetooth Setup
See the following information for each item.
● Bluetooth
If this setting is turned off, the connection
between the cellular phone and the invehicle phone module will be canceled.
● Bluetooth Info
Check information about the device name,
device PIN and connection status.
● Pair Phone
See “PAIRING PROCEDURE” later in this section.
● Priority Change
Use this command to change the priority
level of the active phone.
The priority level determines which phone
will be connected to the system when more
than one paired BluetoothT phone is in the
vehicle.
The system states the priority level of the
active phone and asks for a new priority
level (1, 2, 3, 4, 5).
If the new priority level is already being used
for another phone, the two phones will swap
priority levels.
For example, if the current priority levels are:
Priority Level 1 = Phone A
Priority Level 2 = Phone B
Priority Level 3 = Phone C
and you change the priority level of Phone C
to Level 1, then:
Priority Level 1 = Phone C
Priority Level 2 = Phone B
Priority Level 3 = Phone A
● Remove Paired Phone
Delete a registered cellular phone from the
paired list.
● Paired Phone List
Up to 5 registered cellular phones are shown
on the list. If you select a cellular phone that
is different from the one currently being
connected, the newly selected phone will be
connected to the system.
● Edit Phone Name
Rename the registered cellular phones using
the keypad displayed on the screen. (See
“HOW TO USE TOUCH SCREEN (models with
navigation system)” earlier in this section.)
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
The system should respond correctly to all voice commands without difficulty. If problems are encountered, try the following solutions.
Where the solutions are listed by number, try each solution in turn, starting with number 1, until the problem is resolved.
Symptom Solution
System fails to interpret the command correctly.
1. Ensure that the command is valid. (See “INFINITI VOICE RECOGNITION SYSTEM (models with navigation system)”
later in this section; page 4-98.)
2. Ensure that the command is spoken after the tone.
3. Speak clearly without pausing between words and at a level appropriate to the ambient noise level in the
vehicle.
4. Ensure that the ambient noise level is not excessive (for example, windows open or defroster on). NOTE: If it is
too noisy to use the phone, it is likely that the voice commands will not be recognized.
5. If more than one command was said at a time, try saying the commands separately.
The system consistently selects the
wrong voicetag.
1. Ensure that the voicetag requested matches what was originally stored. (See “PHONEBOOK REGISTRATION” earlier in this section.)
2. Replace one of the names being confused with a new name.
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WARNING
● Use a phone after stopping your vehicle in a
safe location. If you have to use a phone
while driving, exercise extreme caution at all
times so full attention may be given to vehicle operation.
● If you find yourself unable to devote full attention to vehicle operation while talking on
the phone, pull off the road to a safe location
and stop your vehicle before doing so.
CAUTION
To avoid draining the vehicle battery, use a
phone after starting the engine.
Your INFINITI is equipped with BluetoothT
Hands-Free Phone System. If you are an owner
of a compatible BluetoothT enabled cellular
phone, you can set up the wireless connection
between your cellular phone and the in-vehicle
phone module. With BluetoothT wireless technology, you can make or receive a telephone
call with your cellular phone in your pocket.
Once your cellular phone is paired to the invehicle phone module, no phone connecting
procedure is required anymore. Your phone is
automatically connected with the in-vehicle
phone module when the ignition switch is
pushed to the ON position with the registered
cellular phone turned on and carried in the
vehicle.
You can register up to 5 different BluetoothT
cellular phones in the in-vehicle phone module.
However, you can talk on only one cellular
phone at a time.
The INFINITI Voice Recognition system supports
the phone commands, so dialing a phone number using your voice is possible.
Before using the BluetoothT Hands-Free Phone
System, refer to the following notes.
● Set up the wireless connection between a
compatible cellular phone and the in-vehicle
phone module before using the BluetoothT
Hands-Free Phone System.
● Some BluetoothT enabled cellular phones
may not be recognized by the in-vehicle
phone module. Please visit
www.InfinitiUSA.com/bluetooth for a recommended phone list.
● You will not be able to use a hands-free
phone under the following conditions:
– Your vehicle is outside of the telephone
service area.
– Your vehicle is in an area where it is
difficult to receive radio waves; such as in
a tunnel, in an underground parking garage, behind a tall building or in a mountainous area.
– Your cellular phone is locked in order not
to be dialed.
● When the radio wave condition is not ideal
or ambient sound is too loud, it may be
difficult to hear the other person’s voice
during a call.
● Immediately after the ignition switch is
pushed to the ON position, it may be impossible to receive a call for a short period of
time.
● Do not place the cellular phone in an area
surrounded by metal or far away from the
in-vehicle phone module to prevent tone
quality degradation and wireless connection
disruption.
● While a cellular phone is connected through
the BluetoothT wireless connection, the battery power of the cellular phone may discharge quicker than usual.
● If the BluetoothT Hands-Free Phone System
seems to be malfunctioning, please visit
www.InfinitiUSA.com/bluetooth for troubleshooting help.
BLUETOOTHT HANDS-FREE PHONE SYSTEM
WITHOUT NAVIGATION SYSTEM
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● Some cellular phones or other devices may
cause interference or a buzzing noise to
come from the audio system speakers. Storing the device in a different location may
reduce or eliminate the noise.
● Refer to the cellular phone Owner’s Manual
regarding the telephone pairing procedure
specific to your phone, battery charging,
cellular phone antenna, etc.
● The antenna display on the monitor will not
coincide with the antenna display of some
cellular phones.
● Keep the interior of the vehicle as quiet as
possible to hear the caller’s voice clearly as
well as to minimize its echoes.
● If reception between callers is unclear, adjusting the incoming or outgoing call volume
may improve the clarity.
REGULATORY INFORMATION
FCC Regulatory information
– CAUTION: To maintain compliance with FCC’s
RF exposure guidelines, use only the supplied antenna. Unauthorized antenna, modification, or attachments could damage the
transmitter and may violate FCC regulations.
– Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
1. this device may not cause interference
and
2. this device must accept any interference,
including interference that may cause
undesired operation of the device
IC Regulatory information
– Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) this device may not cause
interference, and (2) this device must accept
any interference, including interference that
may cause undesired operation of the device.
– This Class B digital apparatus meets all
requirements of the Canadian InterferenceCausing Equipment Regulations.
Bluetooth trademark:
BLUETOOTHT is a trademark owned by Bluetooth
SIG, Inc., U.S.A.
INITIALIZATION
When the ignition switch is pushed to the ON
position, INFINITI Voice Recognition is initialized, which takes a few seconds. If the
button is pushed before the initialization completes, the system will announce “Hands-free
phone system not ready” and will not react to
voice commands.
OPERATING TIPS
To get the best performance out of the INFINITI
Voice Recognition system, observe the following:
● Keep the interior of the vehicle as quiet as
possible. Close the windows to eliminate
surrounding noises (traffic noises, vibration
sounds, etc.), which may prevent the system
from recognizing voice commands correctly.
● Wait until the tone sounds before speaking a
command. Otherwise, the command will not
be received properly.
● Start speaking a command within 5 seconds
after the tone sounds.
● Speak in a natural voice without pausing
between words.
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GIVING VOICE COMMANDS
To operate INFINITI Voice Recognition, push and
release the button located on the steering wheel. After the tone sounds, speak a
command.
The command given is picked up by the microphone, and voice feedback is given when the
command is accepted.
● If you need to hear the available commands
for the current menu again, say “Help” and
the system will repeat them.
● If a command is not recognized, the system
announces, “Command not recognized.
Please try again.” Repeat the command in a
clear voice.
● If you want to go back to the previous
command, you can say “Go back” or “Correction” anytime the system is waiting for a
response.
● You can cancel a command when the system
is waiting for a response by saying, “Cancel”
or “Quit.” The system announces “Cancel”
and ends the Voice Recognition (VR) session.
You can also push the button on the
steering wheel at any time. Whenever the VR
session is canceled, a double beep is played
to indicate you have exited the system.
● If you want to adjust the volume of the voice
feedback, push the volume control switches
(+ or 2) on the steering wheel while being
provided with feedback. You can also use
the radio volume control knob.
NOTE:
The voice command “Help” is available at any
time. Please say “Help” to obtain the information about how to use the INFINITI Voice Recognition system.
How to say numbers
INFINITI Voice Recognition requires a certain
way to speak numbers in voice commands.
Refer to the rules and examples below.
● Either “zero” or “oh” can be used for “0”.
Example: 1-800-662-6200
—“One eight oh oh six six two six two oh
oh”, or
—“One eight zero zero six six two six two oh
oh”
● Words can be used for the first 4 digits
places only.
Example: 1-800-662-6200
—“One eight hundred six six two six two oh
oh”,
—NOT “One eight hundred six six two sixty
two hundred, and
—NOT “One eight oh oh six six two sixty two
hundred.
● Numbers can be spoken in small groups. The
system will prompt you to continuing entering digits, if desired.
Example: 1-800-662-6200
—“One eight zero zero”
The system repeats the numbers and
prompts you to enter more.
—“six six two”
The system repeats the numbers and
prompts you to enter more.
—“six two zero zero”
● You can say “Star” for * and “Pound” for # at
in any position of the phone number. (They
are available only when using the “Call
International” command.)
Example: 1-555-1212 *123
—“One five five five one two one two star
one two three”
NOTE:
For best results, say phone numbers as single
digits.
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CONTROL BUTTONS
The control buttons for the BluetoothT HandsFree Phone System are located on the steering
wheel.
TALK/PHONE SEND
Push the button to initiate a VR session or answer an incoming call.
You can also use the button to skip
through system feedback and to enter commands during a call. (See “LIST OF VOICE
COMMANDS” later in this section and “DURING A CALL” later in this section for more
information.)
PHONE END
Push the button to cancel a VR session
or end a call.
GETTING STARTED
The following procedures will help you get
started using the BluetoothT Hands-Free Phone
System with INFINITI Voice Recognition. For
additional command options, see “LIST OF
VOICE COMMANDS” later in this section.
CHOOSING A LANGUAGE
You can interact with the BluetoothT HandsFree Phone System using English, French or
Spanish.
See “HOW TO USE SETTING BUTTON” earlier in
this section to change the language.
PAIRING PROCEDURE
1. Push the button on the steering
wheel. The system announces the available commands.
2. Say: “Setup” sA . The system acknowledges the command and announces the
next set of available commands.
3. Say: “Pair phone” sB . The system acknowledges the command and announces
the next set of available commands.
4. Say: “New phone” sC . The system acknowledges the command and asks you
to initiate pairing from the phone handset
sD .
When you are asked to enter a Pass Key for
pairing your BluetoothT cellular phone, operate it to enter the code “1234”.
The code is always “1234” regardless of the
number of phones paired.
The pairing procedure of the cellular phone
varies according to each cellular phone. See
the cellular phone Owner’s Manual for details. You can also visit
www.InfinitiUSA.com/bluetooth for instructions on pairing INFINITI recommended cellular phones.
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5. The system asks you to say a name for the
phone sE .
If the name is too long or too short, the
system tells you, then prompts you for a
name again.
Also, if more than one phone is paired and
the name sounds too much like a name
already used, the system tells you, then
prompts you for a name again.
6. The system asks you to assign a priority
level sF . The priority level determines
which phone is active when more than
one paired BluetoothT phone is in the
vehicle. Follow the instructions provided
by the system or see “SETUP” later in this
section for more information on changing
priorities.
7. The system will ask if you would like to
select a custom ringtone sG . Follow the
instructions provided by the system or
see “SETUP” later in this section for more
information on selecting ringtones.
MAKING A CALL BY ENTERING A
PHONE NUMBER
1. Push the button on steering wheel.
A tone will sound.
2. Say: “Call” sA . The system acknowledges
the command and announces the next set
of available commands.
3. Say the number you wish to call, starting
with the area code in the single digit
format sB . For better recognition results,
it is recommended to say the numbers in
small groups like, the 3-digits area code,
the next 3 digits, then the last 4 digits. For
example, 555-121-3354 can be said as
“five five five” (1st group), “one two one”
(2nd group) and “three three five four”
(3rd group). (See “How to say numbers”
earlier in this section for more information.)
Say: “Call International” to dial more than 10
digits or any special characters.
4. When you have finished speaking the
phone number, the system repeats it back
and announces the available commands.
5. Say: “Dial” sC . The system acknowledges
the command and makes the call.
For additional command options, see “LIST OF
VOICE COMMANDS” later in this section.
RECEIVING A CALL
When you hear the ringtone, press the
button on the steering wheel.
Once the call has ended, press the
button on the steering wheel.
NOTE:
If you do not wish to take the call when you hear
the ringtone, press the button on the
steering wheel to reject the call.
For additional command options, see “LIST OF
VOICE COMMANDS” later in this section.
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LIST OF VOICE COMMANDS
When you push and release the button
on the steering wheel, you can choose from the
commands on the Main Menu. The following
pages describe these commands and the commands in each sub-menu.
Remember to wait for the tone before speaking.
You can say “Help” to hear the list of commands
currently available anytime the system is waiting for a response.
If you want to end an action without completing
it, you can say “Cancel” or “Quit” at any time
while the system is waiting for a response. The
system will end the VR session. Whenever the
VR session is canceled, a double beep is played
to indicate you have exited the system.
If you want to go back to the previous command, you can say “Go back” or “Correction”
anytime the system is waiting for a response.
When you get used to the menus in the system,
you can talk ahead by saying more than one
command at a time. For example, say, “Call five
five five one two one two” or “Memo pad
record.”
Also, when you get used to the system responses, you can skip ahead to the tone by
pressing the button on the steering
wheel. However, if you press the button
when the system is waiting for a response from
you it will end the VR session.
CALL
(speak name)
If you have stored entries in the Phonebook,
you can dial a number associated with a name
and location.
See “PHONEBOOK” later in this section to learn
how to store entries.
When prompted by the system, say the name of
the phonebook entry you wish to call. The
system acknowledges the name.
If there are multiple locations associated with
the name, the system asks you to choose the
location.
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Once you have confirmed the name and location, the system begins the call.
(speak digits)
When prompted by the system, say the number
you wish to call. (See “How to say numbers”
earlier in this section and “MAKING A CALL BY
ENTERING A PHONE NUMBER” earlier in this
section for more details.)
“Redial”
Use the Redial command to call the last number
that was dialed within the vehicle.
NOTE:
The system will not redial the last number dialed
by the handset keypad.
The system acknowledges the command, repeats the number and begins dialing.
If a redial number does not exist, the system
announces, “There is no number to redial” and
ends the VR session.
“Callback”
Use the Call Back command to dial the number
of the last incoming call within the vehicle.
The system acknowledges the command, repeats the number and begins dialing. If a call
back number does not exist, the system announces, “There is no number to call back” and
ends the VR session.
International
For dialing more than 10 digits or any special
characters, say “International”. When the system acknowledges the command, the system
will prompt you to speak the number.
DURING A CALL
During a call there are several command options available. Press the button on the
steering wheel to mute the receiving voice and
enter commands.
● “Help” — The system announces the available commands.
● “Go back/Correction” — The system announces “Go back,” ends the VR session and
returns to the call.
● “Cancel/Quit” — The system announces
“Cancel,” ends the VR session and returns to
the call.
● “Send/Enter/Call/Dial” — Use the Send
command to enter numbers during a call. For
example, if you were directed to dial an
extension by an automated system:
Say: “Send one two three four.”
The system acknowledges the command and
sends the tones associated with the numbers. The system then ends the VR session
and returns to the call.
● “Transfer Call” — Use the Transfer Call command to transfer the call from the
BluetoothT Hands-Free Phone System to the
cellular phone when privacy is desired.
The system announces, “Transfer call. Call
transferred to privacy mode.” The system
then ends the VR session.
You can also issue the Transfer Call command again to return to a hands-free call
through the vehicle.
● “Mute” — Use the Mute command to mute
your voice so the other party cannot hear it.
Use the mute command again to unmute
your voice.
NOTE:
If the other party ends the call or the cellular
phone network connection is lost while the Mute
feature is on, the Mute feature may need to be
reset to “off.”
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PHONEBOOK
The Phonebook stores up to 40 names for each
phone paired with the system. Each name can
have up to 4 locations/phone numbers associated with it.
NOTE:
Each phone has its own separate phonebook.
You cannot access Phone A’s phone book if you
are currently connected with Phone B.
“New Entry”
Use the New Entry command to store a new
name in the system.
When prompted by the system, say the name
you would like to give the new entry.
For example, say: “Mary.”
If the name is too long or too short, the system
tells you, then prompts you for a name again.
Also, if the name sounds too much like a name
already stored, the system tells you, then
prompts you for a name again.
Once the system accepts the name and you
confirm it is correct, the system asks for a
location (Home, Office, Mobile or Other).
For example, say: “Home.”
The system acknowledges the location.
The system will ask you to say a phone number
or to transfer a phone number stored in the
cellular phone’s memory.
To enter a phone number by voice command:
For example, say: “five five five one two one
two.” (See “How to say numbers” earlier in this
section for more information.)
To transfer a phone number stored in the
cellular phone’s memory (if so equipped):
Say “Transfer entry.” The system acknowledges
the command and asks you to initiate the
transfer from the phone handset. The new
contact phone number will be transferred from
the cellular phone via the BluetoothT communication link.
The transfer procedure varies according to each
cellular phone. See the cellular phone Owner’s
Manual for details. You can also visit
www.InfinitiUSA.com/bluetooth for instructions
on transferring phone numbers from INFINITI
recommended cellular phones.
The system repeats the number and prompts
you for the next command. When you have
finished entering numbers, choose “Store.”
The system confirms the name, location and
number. The system then asks if you would like
to store another location for the same name. If
you do not wish to store another location, the
system ends the VR session.
“Edit”
Use the Edit command to alter an existing
phonebook entry or to add a 2nd, 3rd or 4th
phone number to an existing entry.
When prompted by the system, say the name of
the entry you wish to edit.
The system acknowledges the name and asks
you for the location you would like to edit.
Say the name of the location.
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The system acknowledges the location.
The system will ask you to say a phone number
or to transfer a phone number stored in the
cellular phone’s memory.
To enter a phone number by voice command:
For example, say: “five five five one two one
two.” (See “How to say numbers” earlier in this
section for more information.)
To transfer a phone number stored in the
cellular phone’s memory (if so equipped):
Say “Transfer entry.” The system acknowledges
the command and asks you to initiate the
transfer from the phone handset. The new
contact phone number will be transferred from
the cellular phone via the BluetoothT communication link.
The transfer procedure varies according to each
cellular phone. See the cellular phone Owner’s
Manual for details. You can also visit
www.InfinitiUSA.com/bluetooth for instructions
on transferring phone numbers from INFINITI
recommended cellular phones.
The system repeats the number and prompts
you for the next command. When you have
finished entering numbers, choose “Store.”
The system confirms the name, location and
number, then announces that the entry has
been stored. The system then ends the VR
session.
“Delete”
Use the Delete command to erase one entry
from the phonebook, all entries from the phonebook, the current redial number or the current
call back number.
To delete entries from the phonebook, say a
name or “All entries” when prompted by the
system.
The system acknowledges the command and
asks you to confirm the deletion.
To delete the current redial number or call back
number, say “redial number” or “call back
number” when prompted by the system.
If a redial number or a call back number exists,
the system deletes them without asking for
confirmation.
If there is no number for the entry you are trying
to delete, the system says so and ends the VR
session.
“List Names”
Use the List Names command to hear all the
names and locations in the phonebook.
The system recites the phonebook entries but
does not include the actual phone numbers.
When the playback of the list is complete the
system ends the VR session.
You can stop the playback of the list at any time
by pressing the button on the steering
wheel. The system ends the VR session.
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MEMO PAD
The Memo Pad records a maximum of 6 voice
memos, each up to 20 seconds long.
“Play”
The system plays back all the memos in the
order of newest to oldest. The system ends the
VR session.
If there are no memos recorded, the system
announces “No messages to play.” The system
ends the VR session.
“Record”
The system announces “Recording” and a tone
sounds signaling you to begin.
Speak the information you wish to record
clearly. When you are done, press the or
button on the steering wheel.
A tone sounds and the system announces
“Memo recorded.” Another tone sounds to end
the VR session.
If the memo pad is full, the system asks if you
wish to record over the oldest memo.
“Delete”
The Delete command erases all memos. The
system asks you to confirm this action before
deleting all memos. SETUP
Use the Setup command to change options
associated with the BluetoothT Hands-Free
Phone System.
“Pair Phone”
Use the Pair Phone command to pair a phone to
the BluetoothT Hands-Free Phone System.
When you are asked to enter a PIN code for
pairing your BluetoothT cellular phone, operate
it to enter the code “1234”.
The code is always “1234” regardless of the
number of phones paired.
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Up to 5 phones can be paired. If you try to pair
a sixth phone, the system announces that you
must first delete one phone or replace an
existing phone.
If you try to pair a phone that has already been
paired to your vehicle’s system, the system
announces the name the phone is already using. The pairing procedure will then be canceled.
When prompted by the system, choose from the
following commands:
● “New phone” — see “PAIRING PROCEDURE”
earlier in this section.
● “Replace phone” — The system announces
the names of the phones already paired and
asks which you would like to replace.
Once you say the name of the phone you
wish to replace, the paring procedure will
begin. (See “PAIRING PROCEDURE” earlier in
this section.)
● “List phone” — See the description below.
“List Phones”
Use the List Phone command to hear the names
of the phones currently paired. If no phones are
paired, the system announces, “No paired
phones to list.” The system then ends the VR
session.
“Select Phone”
Use the Select Phone command to select a
phone of lesser priority when two or more
phones paired with BluetoothT Hands-Free
Phone System are in the vehicle at the same
time.
The system asks you to name the phone and
confirm the selection.
Once the selection is confirmed, the selected
phone remains active until the ignition switch is
pushed to the LOCK position or you select a new
phone.
“Change Priority”
Use the Change Priority command to change the
priority level of the active phone.
The priority level determines which phone is
active when more than one paired BluetoothT
phone is in the vehicle.
The system states the priority level of the active
phone and asks for a new priority level (1, 2, 3,
4, 5).
If the new priority level is already being used for
another phone, the two phones will swap priority levels.
For example, if the current priority levels are:
Priority Level 1 = Phone A
Priority Level 2 = Phone B
Priority Level 3 = Phone C
and you change the priority level of Phone C to
Level 1, then:
Priority Level 1 = Phone C
Priority Level 2 = Phone B
Priority Level 3 = Phone A
“Delete Phone”
Use the Delete Phone command to delete a
specific phone or all phones from the
BluetoothT Hands-Free Phone System.
The system announces the names of the phones
already paired with the system and their priority
level. The system then gives you the option to
delete a specific phone, all phones or listen to
the list again.
Once you chose to delete a phone or all phones,
the system asks you to confirm this action.
NOTE:
When you delete a phone, the associated phonebook for that phone will also be deleted.
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SPEAKER ADAPTATION (SA) MODE
Speaker Adaptation allows up to two out-of
dialect users to train the system to improve
recognition accuracy. By repeating a number of
commands, the users can create a voice model
of their own voice that is stored in the system.
The system is capable of storing a different
speaker adaptation model for memory A and
memory B.
If memory A is available, the system will use
memory A to store the model. If memory A is in
use and memory B is available, the system will
use memory B to store the model. If both of the
memory locations are in use, the system will
ask the user to select which memory location
should be overwritten.
Training procedure
The procedure for training a voice is as follows.
1. Position the vehicle in a reasonably quiet
outdoor location.
2. Sit in the driver’s seat with the engine
running, the parking brake on, and the
transmission in Park.
3. Press and hold the button for more
than 5 seconds.
4. The system announces: “Press the PHONE
SEND ( ) button for the hands-free
phone system to enter the speaker adaptation mode.”
5. Press the button.
6. Voice memory A or memory B is selected
automatically. If both memory locations
are already in use, the system will prompt
you to overwrite one. Follow the instructions provided by the system.
7. When preparation is complete and you are
ready to begin, the press the button.
8. The SA mode will be explained. Follow the
instructions provided by the system.
9. When training is finished, the system will
tell you an adequate number of phrases
have been recorded.
10. The system will ask you to say your
name. Follow the instructions to register
your name.
11. The system will announce that speaker
adaptation has been completed and the
system is ready.
The SA mode will stop if:
● The button is pressed for more than 5
seconds in SA mode.
● The vehicle is driven during SA mode.
● The ignition switch is pushed to the LOCK
position.
Training phrases
During the SA mode, the system instructs you to
say the following phrases.
(The system will prompt you for each phrase.)
● phonebook new entry
● dial three oh four two nine
● delete call back number
● setup pair phone
● memo pad play
● eight pause nine three two pause seven
● delete all entries
● call seven two four zero nine
● phonebook delete entry
● memo pad record
● dial star two one seven oh
● Yes
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● No
● select ringtone
● dial eight five six nine two
● Bluetooth on
● setup change priority
● call three one nine oh two
● nine seven pause pause three oh eight
● Cancel
● call back number
● call star two zero nine five
● delete phone
● dial eight three zero five one
● Home
● four three pause two nine pause zero
● delete redial number
● phonebook list names
● call eight oh five four one
● Correction
● setup change ringtone
● dial seven four oh one eight
● setup main menu
● Delete
● dial nine seven two six six
● memo pad delete
● call seven six three oh one
● go back
● call five six two eight zero
● dial six six four three seven
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
The system should respond correctly to all voice commands without difficulty. If problems are encountered, try the following solutions.
Where the solutions are listed by number, try each solution in turn, starting with number 1, until the problem is resolved.
Symptom Solution
System fails to interpret the command correctly.
1. Ensure that the command is valid. (See “LIST OF VOICE COMMANDS” earlier in this section.)
2. Ensure that the command is spoken after the tone.
3. Speak clearly without pausing between words and at a level appropriate to the ambient noise level in the
vehicle.
4. Ensure that the ambient noise level is not excessive (for example, windows open or defroster on). NOTE: If it is
too noisy to use the phone, it is likely that the voice commands will not be recognized.
5. If more than one command was said at a time, try saying the commands separately.
6. If the system consistently fails to recognize commands, the voice training procedure should be carried out to
improve the recognition response for the speaker. (See “SPEAKER ADAPTATION (SA) MODE” earlier in this section.)
The system consistently selects the
wrong voicetag.
1. Ensure that the voicetag requested matches what was originally stored. This can be confirmed by using the “List
Names” command. (See “PHONEBOOK” earlier in this section.)
2. Replace one of the names being confused with a new name.
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INFINITI Voice Recognition allows hands-free
operation of the systems equipped on this
vehicle in one of two modes, Standard Mode or
Alternate Command Mode.
In Standard Mode, commands that are available
are always shown on the display and announced by the system. You can complete your
desired operation by simply following the
prompts given by the system. (See “INFINITI
VOICE RECOGNITION STANDARD MODE” later in
this section for details.) In this mode, handsfree operation of Audio, Climate Control and
Display is not available through INFINITI Voice
Recognition.
For advanced operation, you can use the Alternate Command Mode that enables the operation of the display, audio, and climate control
through INFINITI Voice Recognition. (See
“INFINITI VOICE RECOGNITION ALTERNATE COM-
MAND MODE” later in this section for details.)
When this mode is active, an expanded list of
commands can be spoken after pushing the
TALK switch, and the voice command
menu prompts are turned off. Note that in this
mode the recognition success rate may be
affected as the number of available commands
and the ways of speaking each command are
increased.
For U.S. customers, the Standard Mode is selected by default. For Canadian customers, the
Alternate Command Mode is the default mode.
To switch one mode to another, see each mode
description later in this section.
To improve the recognition success rate when
Alternate Command Mode is active, try using
the Speaker Adaptation Function available in
that mode. Otherwise, it is recommended that
Alternate Command Mode be turned off and
Standard Mode be used for the best recognition
performance.
For the voice commands for the navigation
system, refer to the Navigation System Owner’s
Manual of your vehicle.
INFINITI VOICE RECOGNITION
STANDARD MODE
The following section is applicable when the
Standard Mode is activated. (This mode is
selected by default for U.S. customers.)
The Standard Mode enables you to complete
the desired operation by simply following the
prompts that appear on the display and also are
announced by the system. Hands-free operation
of Audio, Climate Control and Display systems
is not available in this mode.
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Activating Standard Mode
When the Alternate Command Mode is active,
perform the following steps to switch to the
Standard Mode.
1. Push the SETTING button on the instrument panel.
2. Highlight the “Others” key on the display
and then push the ENTER button.
3. Highlight the “Voice Recognition” key and
then push the ENTER button.
4. Highlight the “Alternate Command Mode”
key and push the ENTER button.
5. The indicator turns off and the Standard
Mode activates.
Displaying user guide
If you use the INFINITI Voice Recognition system
for the first time or you do not know how to
operate it, you can display the User Guide for
confirmation.
You can confirm how to use voice commands by
accessing a simplified User Guide, which contains basic instructions and tutorials for several
voice commands.
1. Push the INFO button on the instrument
panel.
2. Highlight the “Others” key using the
INFINITI controller and push the ENTER
button.
3. Highlight the “Voice Recognition” key using the INFINITI controller and push the
ENTER button.
4. Highlight the “User Guide” key using the
INFINITI controller and push the ENTER
button.
5. Highlight an item using the INFINITI controller and push the ENTER button.
You can skip steps 1 to 3 above if you say
“Help”.
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Available items :
● Getting Started
Describes the basics of how to operate the
INFINITI Voice Recognition system.
● Placing Calls
Tutorial for making a phone call by voice
command operation.
● Finding a Street Address
Tutorial for entering a destination by street
address.
● Help on Speaking
Displays useful tips of speaking for correct
command recognition by the system.
● Voice Recognition Settings
Describes the available voice recognition
settings.
Note that the Command List feature is only
available when Alternate Command Mode is
active.
Getting Started
Before using the INFINITI Voice Recognition
system for the first time, you can confirm how to
use commands by viewing the Getting Started
section of the User Guide.
1. Highlight “Getting Started” and push the
ENTER button.
2. You can confirm the page by scrolling the
screen using the INFINITI controller.
Tutorials on the operation of the INFINITI Voice
Recognition system
If you choose “Finding a Street Address” or
“Placing Calls”, you can view tutorials on how
to perform these operations using INFINITI
Voice Recognition.
Useful tips for correct operation
You can display useful speaking tips to help the
system recognize your voice commands correctly.
Highlight “Help on Speaking” and push the
ENTER button.
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Voice recognition settings
The available settings of the INFINITI Voice
Recognition system are described.
1. Highlight “Voice Recognition Settings”
and push the ENTER button.
2. You can confirm the page by scrolling the
screen using the INFINITI controller.
USING THE SYSTEM
Initialization
When the ignition switch is pushed to the ON
position, INFINITI Voice Recognition is initialized, which takes a few seconds. When completed, the system is ready to accept voice
commands. If the TALK switch is pushed
before the initialization completes, the display
will show the message: “Phonetic data downloaded. Please wait.” or a beep sounds.
Before starting
To get the best recognition performance from
INFINITI Voice Recognition, observe the following:
● The interior of the vehicle should be as quiet
as possible. Close the windows to eliminate
the surrounding noises (traffic noise and
vibration sounds, etc.), which may prevent
the system from correctly recognizing the
voice commands.
● Wait until the tone sounds before speaking a
command.
● Speak in a natural conversational voice without pausing between words.
● If the air conditioner is set to “Auto”, the fan
speed is automatically lowered so that your
commands can be recognized more easily.
Giving voice commands
1. Push the TALK switch located on the
steering wheel.
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2. A list of commands appears on the
screen, and the system announces,
“Would you like to access Phone, Navigation, Information or Help?”.
3. After the tone sounds and the icon on the
screen changes from to ,
speak a command.
4. Continue to follow the voice menu
prompts and speak after the tone sounds
until your desired operation is completed.
Operating tips :
● Say a command after the tone.
● Commands that are available are always
shown on the display and spoken through
voice menu prompts. Commands other than
those that are displayed are not accepted.
Please follow the prompts given by the
system.
● If the command is not recognized, the system announces, “Please say again”. Repeat
the command in a clear voice.
● Push the BACK button once to return to the
previous screen.
● If you want to cancel the command, push
and hold the TALK switch. The message, “Voice cancelled” will be announced.
● Push the TALK switch to pause the
operation. Push the TALK switch
again to restart the operation.
● If you want to adjust the volume of the
system feedback, push the volume control
buttons [+] or [2] on the steering switch or
use the audio system volume knob while the
system is making an announcement.
How to speak numbers :
INFINITI Voice Recognition requires a certain
way to speak numbers when giving voice commands. Refer to the following examples.
General rule
Only single digits 0 (zero) to 9 can be used. (For
example, if you would like to say 500, “five zero
zero” can be used, but “five hundred” cannot.)
Examples
● 1-800-662-6200
– “One eight zero zero six six two six two
zero zero”
Improving Recognition of Phone numbers
You can improve the recognition of phone numbers by saying the phone number in three
groups of numbers. For example, when you try
to call 800-662-6200, say “eight zero zero”
first, and the system will then ask you for the
next three digits. Then, say “six six two”. After
recognition, the system will then ask for the last
four digits. Say, “six two zero zero”. Using this
method of phone digit entry can improve recognition performance.
When speaking a house number, speak the
number “0” as “zero”. If the letter “o (Oh)” is
included in the house number, it will not be
recognized as the number “0 (zero)” even if you
speak “oh” instead of “zero”. You can only say
“zero” for “0 (zero)”. You can say either “zero”
or “ oh” for “o (Oh)”.
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Command List
Category Command:
Command Action
Phone Operates Phone function
Navigation Operates Navigation function
Information Displays vehicle Information function
Help Displays User Guide
● Phone Command:
Command Action
Dial Number Makes a call to a spoken phone number up to 10 digits.
Redial Makes a call to the latest dialed number.
Phonebook Makes a call to a contact that is stored in the Phonebook.
International Call Makes an international call by allowing more than 10 digits to be spoken.
Change Number Corrects the phone number when it is not recognized. (Available during phone number entry)
● Navigation Command:
See the separate Navigation System Owner’s Manual.
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● Information Command:
Command Action
Fuel Economy Displays fuel economy information.
Trip Computer Displays trip information.
Maintenance Displays maintenance information.
Traffic Info. Turns the traffic information system ON and OFF.
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Voice command examples
To use the INFINITI Voice Recognition function,
speaking one command is sometimes sufficient, but at other times it is necessary to speak
two or more commands. As examples, some
additional basic operations by voice commands
are described here.
For navigation system commands, see the separate Navigation System Owner’s Manual.
Example 1 - Placing a call to the phone number
800-662-6200:
1. Push the TALK switch located on the
steering wheel.
2. The system announces, “Would you like
to access Phone, Navigation, Information
or Help?”
3. Speak “Phone”.
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4. Speak “Dial Number”. 5. Speak “8 0 0”. 6. The system announces, “Please say the
next three digits or dial, or say change
number.”
7. Speak “6 6 2”.
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8. The system announces, “Please say the
last four digits” or say change number.
9. Speak “6 2 0 0”.
10. The system announces, “Dial or Change
Number?”
11. Speak “Dial”.
12. The system makes a call to 800-6626200.
Note :
● You can also speak “800-662-6200” (10
continuous digits) or “662-6200” (7 continuous digits), if the area code is not necessary.
However, the 3-3-4 digit grouping is recommended for improved recognition. (See
“How to speak numbers” earlier in this
section.)
● You cannot only say a phone number in
using the 3-3-4 grouping, 7 digits, and 10
digits using this command. Please use the
“International Call” command for all other
formats.
● If you say “Change Number” during phone
number entry, the system will automatically
request that you repeat the number using
the 3-3-4 format. In this case please say the
area code first and then follow the prompts.
● Do not add a “1” in front of the area code
when speaking phone numbers.
● If the system does not recognize your command, please try repeating the command
using a natural voice. Speaking too slow or
too loudly may further decrease recognition
performance.
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Example 2 - Placing an international call to the
phone number 011-81-111-222-3333:
1. Push the TALK switch located on the
steering wheel.
2. The system announces, “Would you like
to access Phone, Navigation, Information
or Help?”
3. Speak “Phone”.
4. Speak “International Call”.
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5. Speak “011811112223333”. 6. Speak “Dial”.
7. System makes a call to 011-81-111-2223333.
Note :
Any digit input format is available in the International Number input process.
INFINITI VOICE RECOGNITION
ALTERNATE COMMAND MODE
The following section is applicable when Alternate Command Mode is activated. (This mode is
selected by default for Canadian customers.)
The Alternate Command Mode enables the operation of the display, audio, and climate control through Voice Recognition. When this mode
is active, an expanded list of commands can be
spoken after pushing the TALK switch,
and the voice command menu prompts are
turned off.
Please note that in this mode the recognition
success rate may be affected as the number of
available commands and ways of speaking each
command are increased. To improve the recognition success rate, try using the Speaker Adaptation Function available in that mode. (See
“Speaker adaptation function” later in this section.)
In the Alternate Command Mode, review the
expanded command list for this mode, as some
commands available in the Standard Mode are
replaced. Please see the examples on the
screen.
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Activating Alternate Command Mode
When the Standard Mode is active, perform the
following steps to switch to the Alternate Command Mode.
1. Push the SETTING button on the instrument panel.
2. Highlight the “Others” key on the display
and then push the ENTER button.
3. Highlight the “Voice Recognition” key and
then push the ENTER button.
4. Highlight the “Alternate Command Mode”
key and push the ENTER button.
5. The confirmation message is displayed on
the screen. Push the “OK” key to activate
the Alternate Command Mode.
Displaying command list
If you are controlling the system by voice
commands for the first time or do not know the
appropriate voice command, perform the following procedure for displaying the voice command list (available only in Alternate Command
Mode).
1. Push the INFO button on the instrument
panel.
2. Highlight the “Others” key using the
INFINITI controller and push the ENTER
button.
3. Highlight the “Voice Recognition” key using the INFINITI controller and push the
ENTER button.
You can skip steps 1 to 3 above if you say
“Help”.
4. Highlight the “Command List” key using
the INFINITI controller and push the ENTER
button.
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5. Highlight a category using the INFINITI
controller and push the ENTER button.
6. Highlight an item using the INFINITI controller and push the ENTER button.
7. If necessary, scroll the screen using the
INFINITI controller to view the entire list.
8. Press the BACK button to return to the
previous screen.
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List of help commands
Navigation Commands :
See the separate Navigation System Owner’s Manual.
Phone Commands:
COMMAND ACTION
Redial Redials the phone number last dialed.
Dial Number Dials the phone number given in the command.
Phonebook Shows the first page of the “Phonebook” list.
Outgoing Calls Shows the outgoing call history (1 to 5).
Incoming Calls Shows the incoming call history (1 to 5).
Audio Commands :
● Music Box
COMMAND ACTION
Music Box Turns on the “Music Box” hard-disk drive audio system.
● Radio
COMMAND ACTION
Radio Turns the radio on, selecting the station and band last played.
Radio AM Turns to the AM band, selecting the station last played.
Radio FM Turns to the FM band, selecting the station last played.
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● Satellite
COMMAND ACTION
Satellite Radio Turns the SAT radio on, selecting the station and band last played.
● CD
COMMAND ACTION
CD Starts to play a CD.
● Audio
COMMAND ACTION
Audio OFF Turns the audio system off.
● iPodT
COMMAND ACTION
iPodT Turns the iPodT system on.
Vehicle Information Commands:
COMMAND ACTION
Traffic Info. Turns the traffic information system ON and OFF.
Fuel Economy Displays the Fuel Economy screen.
Trip Computer Displays the Trip Computer screen.
Maintenance Displays the Maintenance screen.
Tire Pressure Displays the Tire Pressure screen.
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Climate Commands:
COMMAND ACTION
Climate Control Turns the climate control system on and operates it in the AUTO mode.
Climate Control OFF Turns the climate control system off.
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Displaying user guide
You can confirm how to use voice commands by
accessing a simplified User Guide, which contains basic instructions and tutorials for several
voice commands.
1. Push the INFO button on the instrument
panel.
2. Highlight the “Others” key using the
INFINITI controller and push the ENTER
button.
3. Highlight the “Voice Recognition” key using the INFINITI controller and push the
ENTER button.
You can skip steps 1 to 3 above if you say
“Help”.
4. Highlight the “User Guide” key using the
INFINITI controller and push the ENTER
button.
5. Highlight an item using the INFINITI controller and push the ENTER button.
Available items :
● Getting Started
Describe the basics of how to operate the
INFINITI Voice Recognition system.
● Using the Address Book
Refer to Navigation System Owner’s Manual.
● Finding a Street Address (if so equipped)
Refer to Navigation System Owner’s Manual.
● Placing Calls
Tutorial for making a phone call by voice
command operation.
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● Help on Speaking
Displays useful tips for how to correctly
speak commands in order for them to be
properly recognized by the system.
● Voice Recognition Settings
Describes the available voice recognition
settings.
● Speaker Adaptation
Tutorial adapting the system to your voice.
USING THE SYSTEM
Initialization
When the ignition switch is pushed to the ON
position, INFINITI Voice Recognition is initialized, which takes a few seconds. When completed, the system is ready to accept voice
commands. If the TALK switch is pushed
before the initialization completes the display
will show the message: “Phonetic data downloaded. Please wait.” or a beep sounds.
Before starting
To get the best performance from INFINITI Voice
Recognition, observe the following:
● Keep the interior of the vehicle as quiet as
possible. Close the windows to eliminate the
surrounding noises (traffic noises, vibration
sounds, etc.), which may prevent the system
from recognizing the voice commands correctly.
● When the climate control is in the AUTO
mode, the fan speed decreases automatically for easy recognition.
● Wait until a tone sounds before speaking a
command.
● Speak in a natural voice without pausing
between words.
Giving voice command
1. Push and release the TALK switch
located on the steering wheel.
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2. A list of commands appears on the
screen, and the system announces,
“Please say a command”.
3. After the tone sounds and the icon on the
screen changes from to ,
speak a command.
Operating tips :
● Voice commands cannot be accepted when
the icon is .
● The list displayed can be scrolled by tilting
the ENTER switch on the steering wheel.
● If the command is not recognized, the system announces, “Please say again”. Repeat
the command in a clear voice.
● Push the BACK button once to return to the
previous screen.
● If you want to cancel the command, push
and hold the TALK switch for 1 second. The message “Voice canceled” will be
announced.
● Push the TALK switch again to pause
the operation. Push the TALK switch
to restart the operation.
● If you want to adjust the volume of the
system feedback, push the volume control
buttons (+ or 2) on the steering wheel or use
the audio system volume knob while the
system is making an announcement.
How to speak numbers :
INFINITI Voice Recognition requires a certain
way to speak numbers when giving voice commands. Refer to the following examples.
General rule
Only single digits 0 (zero) to 9 can be used. (For
example, if you would like to say 500, “five zero
zero” can be used, but “five hundred” cannot.
Phone numbers
Speak phone numbers according to the following examples:
● 1-800-662-6200
– “Dial one eight zero zero six six two six
two zero zero.”
Note 1: For the best voice recognition phone
dialing results, say phone numbers as single
digits.
Note 2: You cannot say 555-6000 as “five five
five six thousands”.
Note 3: When speaking a house number, speak
the number “0” as “zero”. If the letter “o (Oh)”
is included in the house number, it will not be
recognized as the number “0 (zero)” even if you
speak “oh” instead of “zero”. You can only say
“zero” for “0 (Zero)”. You can say either “zero”
or “oh” for “o (Oh)”.
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Speaker adaptation function
The voice recognition system has a function to
learn the user’s voice for better voice recognition performance. The system can memorize the
voices of up to three persons.
Having the system learn the user’s voice:
1. Push the SETTING button on the instrument panel, highlight the “Others” key on
the display and then push the ENTER
button.
2. Highlight the “Voice Recognition” key and
then push the ENTER button.
3. Highlight the “Speaker Adaptation” key
and then push the ENTER button.
4. Select the user whose voice is memorized
by the system and push the ENTER button.
5. Select a category to be learned by the
system from the following list and then
push the ENTER button.
● Navigation
● Phone
● Audio
● Information
● Climate
The voice commands in the category are
displayed.
6. Select a voice command and then push
the ENTER button.
The voice recognition system starts.
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7. The system requests that you repeat a
command after a tone.
8. After the tone sounds and the icon on the
screen changes from to ,
speak the command that the system requested.
9. When the system has recognized the
voice command, the voice of the user is
learned.
Push the switch or BACK button to return
to the previous screen.
If the system has learned the command correctly, the voice command indicator on the
screen turns on.
Speaker Adaptation function settings :
Edit Name
Edit the user name using the keypad displayed
on the screen.
Store Result
When this item is turned to ON, the voice
recognition system can easily recognize the
user’s voice that it has learned.
Reset Result
Resets the user’s voice that the voice recognition system has learned.
Continuous Learning
When this item is turned to ON, you can have
the system learn the voice commands in succession, without selecting commands one by
one.
Minimize voice feedback
To minimize the voice feedback from the system, perform the following steps.
1. Push the SETTING button on the instrument panel.
2. Highlight the “Others” key using the
INFINITI controller and push the ENTER
button.
3. Highlight the “Voice Recognition” key and
then push the ENTER button.
4. Highlight the “Minimize Voice Feedback”
key and push the ENTER button.
5. The item is turned to ON and the vocal
feedback is reduced if the voice recognition system is activated.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
The system should respond correctly to all voice commands without difficulty. If problems are encountered, follow the solutions given in this guide for
the appropriate error.
Where the solutions are listed by number, try each solution in turn, starting with number one, until the problem is resolved.
Symptom/error message Solution
Displays “COMMAND NOT RECOGNIZED” or the
system fails to interpret the command correctly.
1. Ensure that the command format is valid, see “Command List” earlier in this section.
2. Speak clearly without pausing between words and at a level appropriate to the ambient noise level.
3. Ensure that the ambient noise level is not excessive, for example, windows open or defrost on.
NOTE:
If it is too noisy to use the phone, it is likely that voice commands will not be recognized.
4. If optional words of the command have been omitted, then the command should be tried with these
in place.
The system consistently selects the wrong voicetag in the phonebook.
1. Ensure that the voicetag requested matches what was originally stored. (See “BLUETOOTHT HANDSFREE PHONE SYSTEM WITH NAVIGATION SYSTEM” earlier in this section; page 4-74.)
2. Replace one of the voicetags being confused with a different voicetag.
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MEMO
5 Starting and driving
Precautions when starting and driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Exhaust gas (carbon monoxide). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Three-way catalyst . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . 5-3
Avoiding collision and rollover. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5
Off-road recovery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5
Rapid air pressure loss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6
Drinking alcohol/drugs and driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) driving safety
precautions (for AWD models) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7
Push-button ignition switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-8
Operating range for engine start function. . . . . . . . . 5-8
Push-button ignition switch positions . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9
Intelligent Key battery discharge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9
Before starting the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-10
Starting the engine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11
Driving the vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11
Automatic transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11
Parking brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-16
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system/Lane
Departure Prevention (LDP) system
(if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-16
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system . . . . . . . . . . .5-17
Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) system. . . . . . . . . .5-19
Lane camera unit maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-23
Cruise control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-23
Precautions on cruise control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-23
Cruise control operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-24
Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) system
(if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-25
Selecting the vehicle-to-vehicle distance
control mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-26
Vehicle-to-vehicle distance control mode . . . . . . . . 5-27
Precautions on vehicle-to-vehicle distance
control mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-27
Vehicle-to-vehicle distance control mode
operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-29
Conventional (FIXED SPEED) cruise control
mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-42
Preview function (for Intelligent Cruise
Control system equipped models) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-45
Break-in schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-46
Increasing fuel economy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-46
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-47
Parking/parking on hills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-48
Power steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-49
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Brake system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-49
Braking precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-49
Parking brake break-in. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-50
Brake assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-50
Brake assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-50
Preview function (for Intelligent Cruise
Control (ICC) system equipped models). . . . . . . . . . 5-50
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-53
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-54
Rear active steer system (if so equipped). . . . . . . . . . . 5-55
Cold weather driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-56
Freeing a frozen door lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-56
Anti-freeze. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-56
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-56
Draining of coolant water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-56
Tire equipment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-56
Special winter equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-56
Driving on snow or ice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-56
Engine block heater (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-57
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WARNING
● Do not leave children or adults who would
normally require the support of others alone
in your vehicle. Pets should not be left alone
either. They could accidentally injure themselves or others through inadvertent operation of the vehicle. Also, on hot, sunny days,
temperatures in a closed vehicle could
quickly become high enough to cause severe
or possibly fatal injuries to people or
animals.
● Closely supervise children when they are
around cars to prevent them from playing
and becoming locked in the trunk where they
could be seriously injured. Keep the car
locked, with the rear seatback and trunk lid
securely latched when not in use, and prevent children’s access to car keys.
EXHAUST GAS (carbon monoxide)
WARNING
● Do not breathe exhaust gases; they contain
colorless and odorless carbon monoxide.
Carbon monoxide is dangerous. It can cause
unconsciousness or death.
● If you suspect that exhaust fumes are entering the vehicle, drive with all windows fully
open, and have the vehicle inspected
immediately.
● Do not run the engine in closed spaces such
as a garage.
● Do not park the vehicle with the engine running for any extended length of time.
● Keep the trunk lid closed while driving, otherwise exhaust gases could be drawn into
the passenger compartment. If you must
drive with the trunk lid open, follow these
precautions:
1. Open all the windows.
2. Set the air recirculation to off and
the fan control to high to circulate the air.
● The exhaust system and body should be inspected by a qualified mechanic whenever:
– The vehicle is raised for service.
– You suspect that exhaust fumes are entering into the passenger compartment.
– You notice a change in the sound of the
exhaust system.
– You have had an accident involving damage to the exhaust system, underbody, or
rear of the vehicle.
THREE-WAY CATALYST
The three-way catalyst is an emission control
device installed in the exhaust system. Exhaust
gases in the three-way catalyst are burned at
high temperatures to help reduce pollutants.
WARNING
● The exhaust gas and the exhaust system are
very hot. Keep people, animals or flammable
materials away from the exhaust system
components.
● Do not stop or park the vehicle over flammable materials such as dry grass, waste
paper or rags. They may ignite and cause a
fire.
CAUTION
● Do not use leaded gasoline. Deposits from
leaded gasoline will seriously reduce the
three-way catalyst’s ability to help reduce
exhaust pollutants.
PRECAUTIONS WHEN STARTING AND
DRIVING
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● Keep your engine tuned up. Malfunctions in
the ignition, fuel injection, or electrical systems can cause overrich fuel flow into the
three-way catalyst, causing it to overheat.
Do not keep driving if the engine misfires, or
if noticeable loss of performance or other
unusual operating conditions are detected.
Have the vehicle inspected promptly by an
INFINITI retailer.
● Avoid driving with an extremely low fuel
level. Running out of fuel could cause the
engine to misfire, damaging the three-way
catalyst.
● Do not race the engine while warming it up.
● Do not push or tow your vehicle to start the
engine.
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM
(TPMS)
Each tire, including the spare (if provided),
should be checked monthly when cold and
inflated to the inflation pressure recommended
by the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle
placard or tire inflation pressure label. (If your
vehicle has tires of a different size than the size
indicated on the vehicle placard or tire inflation
pressure label, you should determine the
proper tire inflation pressure for those tires.)
As an added safety feature, your vehicle has
been equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring
System (TPMS) that illuminates a low tire pressure telltale when one or more of your tires is
significantly under-inflated. Accordingly, when
the low tire pressure telltale illuminates, you
should stop and check your tires as soon as
possible, and inflate them to the proper pressure. Driving on a significantly under-inflated
tire causes the tire to overheat and can lead to
tire failure. Under-inflation also reduces fuel
efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect the
vehicle’s handling and stopping ability.
Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for
proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s
responsibility to maintain correct tire pressure,
even if under-inflation has not reached the level
to trigger illumination of the TPMS low tire
pressure telltale.
Your vehicle has also been equipped with a
TPMS malfunction indicator to indicate when
the system is not operating properly. The TPMS
malfunction indicator is combined with the low
tire pressure telltale. When the system detects
a malfunction, the telltale will flash for approximately one minute and then remain continuously illuminated. This sequence will continue
upon subsequent vehicle start-ups as long as
the malfunction exists. When the malfunction
indicator is illuminated, the system may not be
able to detect or signal low tire pressure as
intended. TPMS malfunctions may occur for a
variety of reasons, including the installation of
replacement or alternate tires or wheels on the
vehicle that prevent the TPMS from functioning
properly. Always check the TPMS malfunction
telltale after replacing one or more tires or
wheels on your vehicle to ensure that the
replacement or alternate tires and wheels allow
the TPMS to continue to function properly.
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Additional information
● The TPMS does not monitor the tire pressure
of the spare tire.
● The TPMS will activate only when the vehicle
is driven at speeds above 16 MPH (25 km/h).
Also, this system may not detect a sudden
drop in tire pressure (for example a flat tire
while driving).
● The low tire pressure warning light does not
automatically turn off when the tire pressure
is adjusted. After the tire is inflated to the
recommended pressure, the vehicle must be
driven at speeds above 16 MPH (25 km/h) to
activate the TPMS and turn off the low tire
pressure warning light. Use a tire pressure
gauge to check the tire pressure.
● Tire pressure rises and falls depending on
the heat caused by the vehicle’s operation
and the outside temperature. Low outside
temperature can lower the temperature of
the air inside the tire which can cause a
lower tire inflation pressure. This may cause
the low tire pressure warning light to illuminate. If the warning light illuminates in low
ambient temperature, check the tire pressure for all four tires.
● You can also check the pressure of all tires
(except the spare tire) on the display. (See
“HOW TO USE INFO BUTTON” in the “4.
Monitor, climate, audio, phone and voice
recognition systems” section.)
After tire rotation is performed, tire pressure
will not be displayed in the actual tire position. Drive the vehicle at over 25 MPH (40
km/h) for approximately 10 minutes to reset
the display.
For additional information, see “Low tire pressure warning light” in the “2. Instruments and
controls” section and “TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)” in the “6. In case of
emergency” section.
WARNING
● If the low tire pressure warning light illuminates or LOW PRESSURE information is displayed on the monitor screen while driving,
avoid sudden steering maneuvers or abrupt
braking, reduce vehicle speed, pull off the
road to a safe location and stop the vehicle
as soon as possible. Driving with underinflated tires may permanently damage the
tires and increase the likelihood of tire failure. Serious vehicle damage could occur and
may lead to an accident and could result in
serious personal injury. Check the tire pressure for all four tires. Adjust the tire pressure
to the recommended COLD tire pressure
shown on the Tire and Loading Information
label to turn the low tire pressure warning
light OFF. If you have a flat tire, replace it
with a spare tire as soon as possible. (See
“FLAT TIRE” in the “6. In case of emergency”
section for changing a flat tire.)
● When a spare tire is mounted or a wheel is
replaced, tire pressure will not be indicated,
the TPMS will not function and the low tire
pressure warning light will flash for approximately 1 minute. The light will remain on
after 1 minute. Contact your INFINITI retailer
as soon as possible for tire replacement
and/or system resetting.
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● Replacing tires with those not originally
specified by INFINITI could affect the proper
operation of the TPMS.
● Do not inject any tire liquid or aerosol tire
sealant into the tires, as this may cause a
malfunction of the tire pressure sensors.
CAUTION
● The TPMS may not function properly when
the wheels are equipped with tire chains or
the wheels are buried in snow.
● Do not place metalized film or any metal
parts (antenna, etc.) on the windows. This
may cause poor reception of the signals from
the tire pressure sensors, and the TPMS will
not function properly.
Some devices and transmitters may temporarily
interfere with the operation of the TPMS and
cause the low tire pressure warning light to
illuminate. Some examples are:
– Facilities or electric devices using similar
radio frequencies are near the vehicle.
– If a transmitter set to similar frequencies is
being used in or near the vehicle.
– If a computer (or similar equipment) or a
DC/AC converter is being used in or near the
vehicle.
FCC Notice:
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance
could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC
Rules and RSS-210 of Industry Canada.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation of the device.
AVOIDING COLLISION AND ROLLOVER
WARNING
Failure to operate this vehicle in a safe and
prudent manner may result in loss of control or
an accident.
Be alert and drive defensively at all times. Obey
all traffic regulations. Avoid excessive speed,
high speed cornering, or sudden steering maneuvers, because these driving practices could
cause you to lose control of your vehicle. As
with any vehicle, a loss of control could result in
a collision with other vehicles or objects, or
cause the vehicle to rollover, particularly if the
loss of control causes the vehicle to slide sideways. Be attentive at all times, and avoid
driving when tired. Never drive when under the
influence of alcohol or drugs (including prescription or over-the-counter drugs which may
cause drowsiness). Always wear your seat belt
as outlined in the “SEAT BELTS” in the “1. Safety
— Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint
system” section of this manual, and also instruct your passengers to do so.
Seat belts help reduce the risk of injury in
collisions and rollovers. In a rollover crash, an
unbelted or improperly belted person is significantly more likely to be injured or killed than a
person properly wearing a seat belt.
OFF-ROAD RECOVERY
While driving, the right side or left side wheels
may unintentionally leave the road surface. If
this occurs, maintain control of the vehicle by
following the procedure below. Please note that
this procedure is only a general guide. The
vehicle must be driven as appropriate based on
the conditions of the vehicle, road and traffic.
1. Remain calm and do not overreact.
2. Do not apply the brakes.
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3. Maintain a firm grip on the steering wheel
with both hands and try to hold a straight
course.
4. When appropriate, slowly release the accelerator pedal to gradually slow the vehicle.
5. If there is nothing in the way, steer the
vehicle to follow the road while the vehicle speed is reduced. Do not attempt to
drive the vehicle back onto the road surface until vehicle speed is reduced.
6. When it is safe to do so, gradually turn
the steering wheel until both tires return
to the road surface. When all tires are on
the road surface, steer the vehicle to stay
in the appropriate driving lane.
● If you decide that it is not safe to return the
vehicle to the road surface based on vehicle,
road or traffic conditions, gradually slow the
vehicle to a stop in a safe place off the road.
RAPID AIR PRESSURE LOSS
Rapid air pressure loss or a “blow-out” can
occur if the tire is punctured or is damaged due
to hitting a curb or pothole. Rapid air pressure
loss can also be caused by driving on underinflated tires.
Rapid air pressure loss can affect the handling
and stability of the vehicle, especially at highway speeds.
Help prevent rapid air pressure loss by maintaining the correct air pressure and visually
inspect the tires for wear and damage. See
“WHEELS AND TIRES” in the “8. Maintenance
and do-it-yourself” section of this manual.
If a tire rapidly loses air pressure or “blows-out”
while driving maintain control of the vehicle by
following the procedure below. Please note that
this procedure is only a general guide. The
vehicle must be driven as appropriate based on
the conditions of the vehicle, road and traffic.
WARNING
The following actions can increase the chance
of losing control of the vehicle if there is a
sudden loss of tire air pressure. Losing control
of the vehicle may cause a collision and result
in personal injury.
● The vehicle generally moves or pulls in the
direction of the flat tire.
● Do not rapidly apply the brakes.
● Do not rapidly release the accelerator pedal.
● Do not rapidly turn the steering wheel.
1. Remain calm and do not overreact.
2. Maintain a firm grip on the steering wheel
with both hands and try to hold a straight
course.
3. When appropriate, slowly release the accelerator pedal to gradually slow the vehicle.
4. Gradually steer the vehicle to a safe location off the road and away from traffic if
possible.
5. Lightly apply the brake pedal to gradually
stop the vehicle.
6. Turn on the hazard warning flashers and
either contact a roadside emergency service to change the tire or see “CHANGING
A FLAT TIRE” in the “6. In case of emergency” section of this Owner’s Manual.
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DRINKING ALCOHOL/DRUGS AND
DRIVING
WARNING
Never drive under the influence of alcohol or
drugs. Alcohol in the bloodstream reduces coordination, delays reaction time and impairs
judgement. Driving after drinking alcohol increases the likelihood of being involved in an
accident injuring yourself and others. Additionally, if you are injured in an accident, alcohol
can increase the severity of the injury.
INFINITI is committed to safe driving. However,
you must choose not to drive under the influence of alcohol. Every year thousands of people
are injured or killed in alcohol-related accidents. Although the local laws vary on what is
considered to be legally intoxicated, the fact is
that alcohol affects all people differently and
most people underestimate the effects of alcohol.
Remember, drinking and driving don’t mix! And
that is true for drugs, too (over-the-counter,
prescription, and illegal drugs). Don’t drive if
your ability to operate your vehicle is impaired
by alcohol, drugs, or some other physical condition.
ALL-WHEEL DRIVE (AWD) DRIVING
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS (for AWD
models)
Observe the following precautions when you
drive an All-Wheel Drive (AWD) vehicle.
WARNING
● This vehicle is not designed for off-road
(rough road) use. Do not drive on sandy or
muddy roads that tires may get stuck in.
● Do not drive beyond the performance capability of the tires, even with AWD engaged.
● For AWD equipped vehicles, do not attempt
to raise two wheels off the ground and shift
the transmission to any drive or reverse position with the engine running. Doing so may
result in drivetrain damage or unexpected
vehicle movement which could result in serious vehicle damage or personal injury.
● Do not attempt to test an AWD equipped vehicle on a 2-wheel dynamometer, (such as
the dynamometers used by some states for
emissions testing), or similar equipment
even if the other two wheels are raised off
the ground. Make sure you inform test facility personnel that your vehicle is equipped
with AWD before it is placed on a dynamometer. Using the wrong test equipment may
result in drivetrain damage or unexpected
vehicle movement which could result in serious vehicle damage or personal injury.
● When a wheel is off the ground due to an
unlevel surface, do not spin the wheel
excessively.
● Accelerating quickly, sharp steering maneuvers or sudden braking may cause loss of
control.
● Always use tires of the same type, size,
brand, construction (bias, bias-belted or radial), and tread pattern on all four wheels.
Install tire chains on the rear wheels when
driving on slippery roads and drive carefully.
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WARNING
Do not operate the push-button ignition switch
while driving the vehicle except in an emergency. (The engine will stop when the ignition
switch is pushed 3 consecutive times or the
ignition switch is pushed and held for more
than 2 seconds.) If the engine stops while the
vehicle is being driven, this could lead to a
crash and serious injury.
Before operating the push-button ignition
switch, be sure to move the selector lever to the
P (Park) position. OPERATING RANGE FOR ENGINE
START FUNCTION
The operating range for starting the engine
inside the vehicle s1 is shown in the illustration.
● The trunk area is not included in the operating range of the engine start function.
● If the Intelligent Key is on the instrument
panel, rear parcel shelf, inside the glove box
or door pocket, it may not be possible to
start the engine.
● If the Intelligent Key is near the door or door
glass outside the vehicle, it may be possible
to start the engine.
When the ignition switch is pushed without
depressing the brake pedal, the ignition switch
position will change as follows:
● Push the center once to change to ACC.
● Push the center two times to change to ON.
● Push the center three times to return to
LOCK.
The ignition switch is equipped with an antitheft steering lock device.
The ignition lock is designed so that the ignition
switch position cannot be switched to LOCK
until the selector lever is moved to the P (Park)
position.
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PUSH-BUTTON IGNITION SWITCH
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When the ignition switch cannot be pushed
toward the LOCK position, proceed as follows:
1. Move the selector lever into the P (Park)
position.
2. Push the ignition switch. The ignition
switch position will change to the ON
position.
3. Push the ignition switch again to the
LOCK position.
The selector lever can be moved from the P (Park)
position if the ignition switch is in the ON position and the brake pedal is depressed.
In order for the steering wheel to be locked, it
must be turned about 1/8 of a right or left turn
from the straight up position.
To lock the steering wheel, push the ignition
switch to the LOCK position. To unlock the steering wheel, push the push-button ignition switch
again while lightly turning the steering wheel
right and left.
If the battery of the vehicle is discharged, the
push-button ignition switch cannot be turned
from the LOCK position.
Some indicators and warnings for operation are
displayed on the dot matrix liquid crystal display in the tachometer. (See “DOT MATRIX
LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY” in the “2. Instruments and controls” section.)
PUSH-BUTTON IGNITION SWITCH
POSITIONS
LOCK (Normal parking position)
The ignition switch can only be locked in this
position.
The ignition switch will be unlocked when it is
pushed to the ACC position while carrying the
Intelligent Key or with the Intelligent Key inserted in the port.
ACC (Accessories)
This position activates electrical accessories
such as the radio, when the engine is not
running.
ON (Normal operating position)
This position turns on the ignition system and
electrical accessories.
CAUTION
Do not leave the vehicle with the push-button
ignition switch in ACC or ON positions when the
engine is not running for an extended period.
This can discharge the battery.
INTELLIGENT KEY BATTERY DISCHARGE
If the battery of the Intelligent Key is almost
discharged, the guide light sB of the Intelligent
Key port sA blinks and the indicator appears on
the dot matrix liquid crystal display. (See “DOT
MATRIX LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY” in the “2.
Instruments and controls” section.)
In this case, inserting the Intelligent Key into
the port s1 allows you to start the engine. Make
sure that the key ring side faces backward as
illustrated. Insert the Intelligent Key in the port
until it is latched and secured.
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To remove the Intelligent Key from the port,
push the ignition switch to the LOCK position
and push in the Intelligent Key s2 . Then the
Intelligent Key will be ejected from the port. Pull
the Intelligent Key out.
NOTE:
The Intelligent Key port does not charge the Intelligent Key battery. If you see the low battery
indicator in the dot matrix liquid crystal display,
replace the battery as soon as possible. (See
“BATTERY REPLACEMENT” in the “8. Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section.)
CAUTION
● Never place anything except the Intelligent
Key in the Intelligent Key port. Doing so may
cause damage to the equipment.
● Make sure the Intelligent Key is in the correct direction when inserting it to the Intelligent Key port. The engine may not start if it is
in the incorrect direction.
● Remove the Intelligent Key from the Intelligent Key port after the ignition switch is
pushed to the LOCK position.
● Do not pull out the Intelligent Key from the
Intelligent Key port until the Intelligent Key
is ejected to the removal position.
● Make sure the area around the vehicle is
clear.
● Check fluid levels such as engine oil, coolant, brake fluid and window washer fluid as
frequently as possible, or at least whenever
you refuel.
● Check that all windows and lights are clean.
● Visually inspect tires for their appearance
and condition. Also check tires for proper
inflation.
● Lock all doors.
● Position seat and adjust head restraints.
● Adjust inside and outside mirrors.
● Fasten seat belts and ask all passengers to
do likewise.
● Check the operation of warning lights when
the ignition switch is pushed to the ON
position. (See “WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTS
AND AUDIBLE REMINDERS” in the “2. Instruments and controls” section.)
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1. Apply the parking brake.
2. Move the selector lever to the P (Park) or
N (Neutral) position. (P is recommended.)
The starter is designed not to operate unless
the selector lever is in either of the above
positions.
3. Push the ignition switch to the ON position. Depress the brake pedal and push
the ignition switch to start the engine.
To start the engine immediately, push and
release the ignition switch while depressing
the brake pedal with the ignition switch in
any position.
● If the engine is very hard to start in
extremely cold weather or when restarting, depress the accelerator pedal a little
(approximately 1/3 to the floor) and while
holding, crank the engine. Release the
accelerator pedal when the engine starts.
● If the engine is very hard to start because
it is flooded, depress the accelerator
pedal all the way to the floor and hold it.
Push the ignition switch to the ON position for 5 to 6 seconds to start cranking
the engine. After cranking the engine,
release the accelerator pedal. Crank the
engine with your foot off the accelerator
pedal by depressing the brake pedal and
pushing the push-button ignition switch
to start the engine. If the engine starts,
but fails to run, repeat the above procedure.
CAUTION
Do not operate the starter for more than 15
seconds at a time. If the engine does not start,
push the ignition switch to LOCK and wait 10
seconds before cranking again, otherwise the
starter could be damaged.
4. Warm-up
Allow the engine to idle for at least 30
seconds after starting. Do not race the engine while warming it up. Drive at moderate
speed for a short distance first, especially in
cold weather. In cold weather, keep the
engine running for a minimum of 2 - 3
minutes before shutting it off. Starting and
stopping the engine over a short period of
time may make the vehicle more difficult to
start.
5. To stop the engine, shift the selector lever
to the P (Park) position, and push the
ignition switch to the LOCK position.
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
The automatic transmission in your vehicle is
electronically controlled to produce maximum
power and smooth operation.
The recommended operating procedures for
this transmission are shown on the following
page. Follow these procedures for maximum
vehicle performance and driving enjoyment.
Starting the vehicle
1. After starting the engine, fully depress the
foot brake pedal before moving the selector lever out of the P (Park) position.
This AT is designed so that the foot brake pedal
must be depressed before shifting from P (Park)
to any driving position while the ignition switch
is in the ON position.
The selector lever cannot be moved out of the P
(Park) position and into any of the other positions if the ignition switch is pushed to the LOCK
or ACC position.
2. Keep the foot brake pedal depressed,
push the selector lever button and move
the selector lever to a driving position.
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3. Release the parking brake and foot brake,
then gradually start the vehicle in motion.
WARNING
● Do not depress the accelerator pedal while
shifting from P (Park) or N (Neutral) to R (Reverse), D (Drive), DS (Drive Sport) or manual
shift mode. Always depress the brake pedal
until shifting is completed. Failure to do so
could cause you to lose control and have an
accident.
● Cold engine idle speed is high, so use caution when shifting into a forward or reverse
gear before the engine has warmed up.
● Never shift to P (Park) or R (Reverse) while
vehicle is moving forward. Never shift to P
(Park), D (Drive) or DS (Drive Sport) while
vehicle is moving rearward. Failure to do so
could cause you to lose control and have an
accident.
CAUTION
● When stopping the vehicle on an uphill
grade, do not hold the vehicle by depressing
the accelerator pedal. The foot brake should
be used for this purpose.
● Do not downshift abruptly on slippery roads.
This may cause a loss of control.
Shifting
To move the selector lever,
: Push the button while depressing the
brake pedal,
: Push the button,
: Just move the selector lever.
After starting the engine, fully depress the
brake pedal and shift the selector lever from P
(Park) to any of the desired shift positions.
Push the button to shift into P (Park) or R
(Reverse). All other positions can be selected
without pushing the button.
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WARNING
Apply the parking brake if the selector lever is
in any position while the engine is not running.
Failure to do so could cause the vehicle to move
unexpectedly or roll away and result in serious
personal injury or property damage.
CAUTION
To prevent automatic transmission damage,
move the selector lever to the P (Park) or R
(Reverse) position only when the vehicle is
completely stopped.
P (Park) position :
Use this selector position when the vehicle is
parked or when starting the engine. Make sure
the vehicle is completely stopped. The brake
pedal must be depressed and the selector lever
button pushed in to move the selector lever from
the N (Neutral) position or any drive position to
the P (Park) position. Apply the parking brake.
When parking on a hill, apply the parking brake
first, then move the selector lever to the P (Park)
position.
R (Reverse) :
Use this position to back up. Always be sure the
vehicle is completely stopped before selecting
the R (Reverse) position. The brake pedal must
be depressed and the selector lever button
pushed in to move the selector lever from the P
(Park) position, the N (Neutral) position or any
drive position to the R (Reverse) position.
N (Neutral) :
Neither forward nor reverse gear is engaged.
The engine can be started in this position. You
may shift to the N (Neutral) position and restart
a stalled engine while the vehicle is moving.
D (Drive) :
Use this position for all normal forward driving.
DS (Drive Sport) mode
When the selector lever is shifted from the D
(Drive) position to the manual shift gate, the
transmission enters the DS (Drive Sport) mode.
This mode is designed for performance-oriented
driving.
In this mode, the transmission automatically
shifts to allow smooth acceleration and engine
braking on a winding road or on a hilly road.
When canceling the DS mode, return the selector lever to the D (Drive) position. The transmission returns to the normal driving mode.
Manual shift mode
When the selector lever is shifted from the D
(Drive) position to the manual shift gate with
the vehicle stopped or while driving, the transmission enters the manual shift mode. Shift
ranges can be selected manually by moving the
selector lever up or down.
● When shifting up, move the selector lever to
the + (up) side. The transmission shifts to
the higher range.
● When shifting down, move the selector lever
to the 2 (down) side. The transmission
shifts to the lower range.
● When canceling the manual shift mode, return the selector lever to the D (Drive) position. The transmission returns to the normal
driving mode.
In the manual shift mode, the shift range is
displayed on the position indicator in the meter.
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5-speed model :
Shift ranges up or down one by one as follows:
M1 →

M2 →

M3 →

M4 →

M5
M5 (5th):
Use this position for all normal forward driving
at highway speeds.
M4 (4th):
Use this position when driving up long slopes,
or for engine braking when driving down long
slopes.
M3 (3rd) and M2 (2nd):
Use these positions for hill climbing or engine
braking on downhill grades.
M1 (1st):
Use this position when climbing steep hills
slowly or driving slowly through deep snow, or
for maximum engine braking on steep downhill
grades.
7-speed model :
Shift ranges up or down one by one as follows:
M1 →

M2 →

M3 →

M4 →

M5 →

M6 →

M7
M7 (7th):
Use this position for all normal forward driving
at highway speeds.
M6 (6th) and M5 (5th):
Use these positions when driving up long
slopes, or for engine braking when driving
down long slopes.
M4 (4th), M3 (3rd) and M2 (2nd):
Use these positions for hill climbing or engine
braking on downhill grades.
M1 (1st):
Use this position when climbing steep hills
slowly or driving slowly through deep snow, or
for maximum engine braking on steep downhill
grades.
Precaution :
● Remember not to drive at high speeds for
extended periods of time in lower than 5th
gear (5-speed model) or 7th gear (7-speed
model). This reduces fuel economy.
● Moving the selector lever rapidly to the same
side twice will shift the ranges in succession.
● In the manual shift mode, the transmission
may not shift to the selected gear. This helps
maintain driving performance and reduces
the chance of vehicle damage or loss of control.
● In the manual shift mode, the transmission
automatically shifts down to 1st gear before
the vehicle comes to a stop. When accelerating again, it is necessary to shift up to the
desired range.
Accelerator downshift — In D (Drive)
position —
For passing or hill climbing, fully depress the
accelerator pedal to the floor. This shifts the
transmission down into the lower gear, depending on the vehicle speed.
Fail-safe
When the fail-safe operation occurs, note that
the transmission will be locked in any of the
forward gears according to the condition.
If the vehicle is driven under extreme conditions,
such as excessive wheel spinning and subsequent hard braking, the fail-safe system may be
activated. This will occur even if all electrical
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circuits are functioning properly. In this case,
push the switch to the LOCK position and wait
for 3 seconds. Then push the ignition switch
back to the ON position. The vehicle should return to its normal operating condition. If it does
not return to its normal operating condition,
have an INFINITI retailer check the transmission
and repair if necessary.
Shift lock release
If the battery charge is low or discharged, the
selector lever may not be moved from the P
(Park) position even with the brake pedal depressed and the selector lever button pushed.
To move the selector lever, release the shift
lock. The selector lever can be moved to the N
(Neutral) position. However, the steering wheel
will be locked unless the ignition switch is
turned to the ON position. This allows the
vehicle to be moved if the battery is discharged.
To release the shift lock, perform the following
procedure:
1. Push the ignition switch to the LOCK position.
2. Apply the parking brake.
3. Remove the shift lock release cover sA
using a suitable tool.
4. Push down the shift lock release sB as
illustrated.
5. Push the selector lever button sC and
move the selector lever to N (Neutral)
position sD while holding down the shift
lock release.
Push the ignition switch to the ON position to
unlock the steering wheel. The vehicle may be
moved to the desired location.
Replace the removed shift lock release cover
after the operation is finished.
If the battery is discharged completely, the
steering wheel cannot be unlocked. Do not
move the vehicle with the steering wheel
locked.
If the selector lever cannot be moved out of P
(Park), have an INFINITI retailer check the AT
system as soon as possible.
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WARNING
● Be sure the parking brake is fully released
before driving. Failure to do so can cause
brake failure and lead to an accident.
● Do not release the parking brake from outside the vehicle.
● Do not use the gear shift in place of the
parking brake. When parking, be sure the
parking brake is fully engaged.
● Do not leave children unattended in a vehicle. They could release the parking brake
and cause an accident. To apply: Fully depress the parking brake pedal
s1 .
To release:
1. Firmly apply the foot brake s2 .
2. Depress the parking brake pedal s1 and
the parking brake will be released.
3. Before driving, be sure the brake warning
light goes out.
The Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
system/Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) system will operate when the vehicle is driven at
speeds of approximately 45 MPH (72 km/h) and
above, and when it is traveling close to either
the left or the right of a traveling lane.
Each system functions as follows:
● Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system —
warns the driver by a warning light and
chime.
● Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) system —
warns the driver by a warning light and
chime, and helps assist the driver to return
the vehicle to the center direction of the
traveling lane by applying brake control to
the left or right wheels individually (for a
short period of time).
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PARKING BRAKE LANE DEPARTURE WARNING (LDW)
SYSTEM/LANE DEPARTURE PREVENTION
(LDP) SYSTEM (if so equipped)
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The LDW and LDP systems monitor the lane
markers on the traveling lane using the camera
unit s1 located inside the front map light cover.
When the camera unit detects that the vehicle is
traveling close to either the left or the right of
the traveling lane, the lane departure warning
light s2 on the instrument panel blinks in
orange and a warning chime sounds. When the
LDP system is on, it will automatically apply the
brakes for a short period of time, using the
function of the Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)
system.
To turn on the LDW system, push the LDW
switch s3 . The LDW ON indicator light s4 on the
switch will illuminate.
To turn on the LDP system, push the LDP switch
s5 . The LDP ON indicator light s2 will illuminate in green.
LANE DEPARTURE WARNING (LDW)
SYSTEM
Precautions on LDW system
WARNING
● This system is only a warning device to inform the driver of a potential unintended
lane departure. It will not steer the vehicle or
prevent loss of control. It is the driver’s responsibility to stay alert, drive safely, keep
the vehicle in the traveling lane, and be in
control of the vehicle at all times.
● The system will not operate at speeds below
approximately 45 MPH (72 km/h) or if it cannot detect lane markers.
● If the LDW system malfunctions, it will cancel automatically, and the lane departure
warning light (orange) will illuminate.
● If the lane departure warning light (orange)
illuminates, pull off the road to a safe location and stop the vehicle. Turn the engine off
and restart the engine. If the lane departure
warning light (orange) continues to illuminate, have the system checked by an INFINITI
retailer.
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● Excessive noise will interfere with the warning chime sound, and the chime may not be
heard.
The system may not function properly under the
following conditions:
● On roads where there are multiple parallel
lane markers; lane markers that are faded or
not painted clearly; yellow painted lane
markers; non-standard lane markers; or lane
markers covered with water, dirt, snow, etc.
● On roads where the discontinued lane markers are still detectable.
● On roads where there are sharp curves.
● On roads where there are sharply contrasting objects, such as shadows, snow, water,
wheel ruts, seams or lines remaining after
road repairs. (The LDW system could detect
these items as lane markers.)
● On roads where the traveling lane merges or
separates.
● When the vehicle’s traveling direction does
not align with the lane marker.
● When traveling close to the vehicle in front
of you, which obstructs the lane camera unit
detection range.
● When rain, snow or dirt adheres to the
windshield in front of the lane camera unit.
● When the headlights are not bright due to
dirt on the lens or if the aiming is not
adjusted properly.
● When strong light enters the lane camera
unit. (For example, the light directly shines
on the front of the vehicle at sunrise or
sunset.)
● When a sudden change in brightness occurs.
(For example, when the vehicle enters or
exits a tunnel or under a bridge.)
Lane departure warning light (orange)
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LDW switch
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LDW system operation
The LDW system provides a lane departure
warning function when the vehicle is driven at
speeds of approximately 45 MPH (72 km/h) and
above. When the vehicle approaches either the
left or the right side of the traveling lane, a
warning chime will sound and the lane departure warning light (orange) on the instrument
panel will blink to alert the driver.
The warning function will stop when the vehicle
returns inside of the lane markers.
When you operate the lane change signal and
change traveling lanes in the direction of the
signal, the LDW system temporarily suspends
operation. It will become operable again approximately 2 seconds after the lane change
signal is turned off.
When the vehicle speed lowers to less than
approximately 45 MPH (72 km/h), the LDW
system will not provide a warning.
The LDW system has an automatic setting mode
and a manual setting mode. The setting mode
can be changed. In the automatic setting mode,
the LDW system is automatically turned on
when the ignition switch is pushed to the ON
position. When the LDW system is on, the LDW
ON indicator s1 on the LDW switch illuminates.
To cancel the LDW system, push the LDW
switch. The LDW ON indicator will turn off. To
turn on the system, push the LDW switch again.
In the manual setting mode, you need to push
the LDW switch to turn on the system after the
ignition switch is pushed to the ON position.
The setting mode can be changed using the
LDW switch. To change the setting mode, push
and hold the LDW switch for more than 4
seconds when the LDW ON indicator is off.
When the mode is changed, a chime sounds
and the LDW ON indicator flashes.
Temporary disabled status at high
temperature
If the vehicle is parked in direct sunlight under
high temperature conditions (over approximately 104°F (40°C) and then started, the LDW
system may be deactivated automatically. The
LDW ON indicator on the switch will flash.
When the interior temperature is reduced, the
LDW system will resume operating automatically and the LDW ON indicator will stop flashing.
LANE DEPARTURE PREVENTION (LDP)
SYSTEM
Precautions on LDP system
WARNING
● The LDP system will not steer the vehicle or
prevent loss of control. It is the driver’s responsibility to stay alert, drive safely, keep
the vehicle in the traveling lane, and be in
control of vehicle at all times.
● The LDP system is primarily intended for use
on well-developed freeways or highways. It
may not detect the lane markers in certain
roads, weather or driving conditions.
● Using the LDP system under some conditions of road, lane marker or weather, or
when you change lanes without using the
lane change signal could lead to an unexpected system operation. In such conditions, you need to correct the vehicle’s direction with your steering operation to avoid
accidents.
● When the LDP system is operating, avoid
excessive or sudden steering maneuvers.
Otherwise, you could lose control of the
vehicle.
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● The LDP system will not operate at speeds
below approximately 45 MPH 72 km/h) or if it
cannot detect lane markers.
● The LDP system may not function properly
under the following conditions, and do not
use the LDP system:
– During bad weather (rain, fog, snow,
wind, etc.).
– When driving on slippery roads, such as
on ice or snow, etc.
– When driving on winding or uneven roads.
– When there is a lane closure due to road
repairs.
– When driving in a makeshift lane.
– When driving on roads where the lane
width is too narrow.
– When driving without normal tire conditions (for example, tire wear, low tire
pressure, installation of spare tire, tire
chains, non-standard wheels).
– When the vehicle is equipped with nonoriginal brake parts or suspension parts.
● If the LDP system malfunctions, it will cancel
automatically. The lane departure warning
light (orange) on the instrument panel will
illuminate.
● If the lane departure warning light (orange)
illuminates, pull off the road to a safe location and stop the vehicle. Turn the engine off
and restart the engine. If the warning light
(orange) continues to illuminate, have the
LDP system checked by an INFINITI retailer.
● Excessive noise will interfere with the warning chime sound, and the chime may not be
heard.
The functions of the LDP system (warning and
brake control assist) may or may not operate
properly under the following conditions:
● On roads where there are multiple parallel
lane markers; lane markers that are faded or
not painted clearly; yellow painted lane
markers; non-standard lane markers; or lane
markers covered with water, dirt, snow, etc.
● On roads where discontinued lane markers
are still detectable.
● On roads where there are sharp curves.
● On roads where there are sharply contrasting objects, such as shadows, snow, water,
wheel ruts, seams or lines remaining after
road repairs. (The LDP system could detect
these items as lane markers.)
● On roads where the traveling lane merges or
separates.
● When the vehicle’s traveling direction does
not align with the lane marker.
● When traveling close to the vehicle in front
of you, which obstructs the lane camera unit
detection range.
● When rain, snow or dirt adheres to the
windshield in front of the lane camera unit.
● When the headlights are not bright due to
dirt on the lens or if the aiming is not
adjusted properly.
● When strong light enters the lane camera
unit. (For example, the light directly shines
on the front of the vehicle at sunrise or
sunset.)
● When a sudden change in brightness occurs.
(For example, when the vehicle enters or
exits a tunnel or under a bridge.)
While the LDP system is operating, you may
hear a sound of brake operation. This is normal
and indicates that the LDP system is operating
properly.
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LDP system operation
The LDP system provides a lane departure warning and brake control assistance when the
vehicle is driven at speeds of approximately 45
MPH (72 km/h) and above. When the vehicle
approaches either the left or the right side of
the traveling lane, a warning chime will sound
and the lane departure warning light (orange)
on the instrument panel will blink to alert the
driver. Then, the LDP system will automatically
apply the brakes for a short period of time to
help assist the driver to return the vehicle to the
center of the traveling lane.
The warning and assist functions will stop when
the vehicle returns to a position inside of the
lane marker.
To turn on the LDP system, push the LDP switch
on the steering wheel after starting the engine.
The LDP ON indicator light (green) on the instrument panel will illuminate. Push the LDP switch
again to turn off the LDP system. The LDP ON
indicator light will turn off.
LDP ON indicator light (green)/ Warning light (orange)
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LDP switch
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Automatic deactivation
Condition A :
The warning and assist functions of the LDP
system are not designed to work under the
following conditions:
● When you operate the lane change signal
and change the traveling lanes in the direction of the signal. (The LDP system will be
deactivated for approximately 2 seconds after the lane change signal is turned off.)
● When the vehicle speed lowers to less than
approximately 45 MPH (72 km/h).
After the above conditions have finished and
the necessary operating conditions are satisfied, the warning and assist functions will resume.
Condition B :
The assist function of the LDP system is not
designed to work under the following conditions (warning is still functional):
● When the brake pedal is depressed.
● When the steering wheel is turned as far as
necessary for the vehicle to change lanes.
● When the accelerator pedal is depressed
while the brake control assist is provided.
● When the Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC)
approach warning occurs.
● When the hazard warning flashers are operated.
● When driving on a curve at high speed.
After the above conditions have finished and
the necessary operating conditions are satisfied, the LDP brake control assist function will
resume.
Condition C :
Under the following conditions, a beep will
sound and the LDP system will be canceled
automatically. The LDP ON indicator light will
blink in green, and the LDP system cannot be
activated:
● When the VDC system (except TCS function)
or ABS operates.
● When the VDC system is turned off.
● When the SNOW mode switch is turned on.
Action to take:
When the above conditions no longer exist, turn
off the LDP system by pushing the LDP switch.
Push the LDP switch again to turn the LDP
system back on.
Temporary disabled status at high temperature :
If the vehicle is parked in direct sunlight under
high temperature conditions (over approximately 104°F (40°C)) and then the LDP system is
turned on, the LDP system may be deactivated
automatically. The LDP ON indicator (green) will
blink.
When the interior temperature is reduced, the
system will resume operating automatically and
the LDP ON indicator will stop blinking.
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LANE CAMERA UNIT MAINTENANCE
The lane camera unit s1 for the LDW/LDP
system is located inside the map light cover. To
keep the proper operation of the LDW/LDP
systems and prevent a system malfunction, be
sure to observe the following:
● Always keep the windshield clean.
● Do not attach a sticker (including transparent material) or install an accessory near the
camera unit.
● Do not place reflective materials, such as
white paper or a mirror, on the instrument
panel. The reflection of sunlight may adversely affect the camera unit’s capability of
detecting the lane markers.
● Do not strike or damage the areas around
the camera unit. Do not touch the camera
lens or remove the screw located on the
camera unit. If the camera unit is damaged
due to an accident, contact an INFINITI retailer.
PRECAUTIONS ON CRUISE CONTROL
● If the cruise control system malfunctions, it
will cancel automatically. The SET indicator
on the dot matrix crystal display will then
blink to warn the driver.
● If the engine coolant temperature becomes
excessively high, the cruise control system
will be canceled automatically.
● If the SET indicator blinks, turn the cruise
control main switch off and have the system
checked by your INFINITI retailer.
● The SET indicator may sometimes blink
when the cruise control main switch is
turned ON while pushing the
RESUME/ACCELERATE, SET/COAST or CAN-
CEL switch. To properly set the cruise control
system, perform the steps below in the order
indicated.
WARNING
Do not use the cruise control when driving under the following conditions:
● when it is not possible to keep the vehicle at
a set speed
● in heavy traffic or in traffic that varies in
speed
● on winding or hilly roads
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● on slippery roads (rain, snow, ice, etc.)
● in very windy areas
Doing so could cause a loss of vehicle control
and result in an accident.
1. RESUME/ACCELERATE switch
2. SET/COAST switch
3. CANCEL switch
4. MAIN (ON·OFF) switch
CRUISE CONTROL OPERATIONS
The cruise control allows driving at a speed
between 25 to 89 MPH (40 to 144 km/h) without
keeping your foot on the accelerator pedal.
To turn on the cruise control, push the MAIN
switch on. The CRUISE indicator light will come
on.
To set cruising speed, accelerate the vehicle to
the desired speed, push the SET/COAST switch
and release it. (The CRUISE SET indicator will
illuminate in the instrument panel.) Take your
foot off the accelerator pedal. Your vehicle will
maintain the set speed.
● To pass another vehicle, depress the accelerator pedal. When you release the pedal,
the vehicle will return to the previously set
speed.
● The vehicle may not maintain the set speed
on winding or hilly roads. If this happens,
drive without the cruise control.
To cancel the preset speed, use one of the
following methods:
a) Push the CANCEL switch. The SET indicator light will turn off.
b) Tap the brake pedal. The SET indicator
light will turn off.
c) Turn the MAIN switch off. Both the CRUISE
and SET indicator lights will turn off.
● If you depress the brake pedal while pushing
the RESUME/ACCELERATE or SET/COAST
switch and reset at the cruising speed, the
cruise control will disengage. Turn the MAIN
switch off once and then turn it on again.
● The cruise control will automatically cancel if
the vehicle slows more than 8 MPH (12
km/h) below the set speed.
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● If you move the selector lever to the N
(Neutral) position, the cruise control will be
canceled.
To reset at a faster cruising speed, use one of
the following methods:
● Depress the accelerator pedal. When the
vehicle attains the desired speed, push and
release the SET/COAST switch.
● Push and hold the RESUME/ACCELERATE
switch. When the vehicle attains the desired
speed, release the switch.
● Push, then quickly release the
RESUME/ACCELERATE switch. Each time you
do this, the set speed will increase by about
1 MPH (1.6 km/h).
To reset at a slower cruising speed, use one of
the following methods:
● Lightly tap the brake pedal. When the vehicle attains the desired speed, push the
SET/COAST switch and release it.
● Push and hold the SET/COAST switch. Release the switch when the vehicle slows
down to the desired speed.
● Push, then quickly release the SET/COAST
switch. Each time you do this, the set speed
will decrease by about 1 MPH (1.6 km/h).
To resume the preset speed, push and release
the RESUME/ACCELERATE switch. The vehicle
will resume the last set cruising speed when the
vehicle speed is over 25 MPH (40 km/h).
The Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) system automatically maintains a selected distance from
the vehicle traveling in front of you according to
that vehicle’s speed (up to the set speed), or at
the set speed when the road ahead is clear.
The ICC function can be set to one of two cruise
control modes:
● Vehicle-to-vehicle distance control mode:
For maintaining a selected distance between
your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you
up to the preset speed.
● Conventional (fixed speed) cruise control
mode:
For cruising at a preset speed.
WARNING
● Always drive carefully and attentively when
using either cruise control mode. Read and
understand the Owner’s Manual thoroughly
before using the cruise control. To avoid serious injury or death, do not rely on the system to prevent accidents or to control the
vehicle’s speed in emergency situations. Do
not use cruise control except in appropriate
road and traffic conditions.
INTELLIGENT CRUISE CONTROL (ICC)
SYSTEM (if so equipped)
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● In the conventional (fixed speed) cruise control mode, a warning chime will not sound to
warn you if you are too close to the vehicle
ahead. Pay special attention to the distance
between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead
of you or a collision could occur.
1. Vehicle-to-vehicle distance control mode
2. Conventional (fixed speed) cruise control
mode
Push the MAIN switch sA to choose the cruise
control mode between the vehicle-to-vehicle
distance control mode s1 and the conventional
(fixed speed) cruise control mode s2 .
Always confirm the setting in the Intelligent
Cruise Control system display.
For the vehicle-to-vehicle distance control
mode, see the following description. For the
conventional (fixed speed) cruise control mode,
see page 5-42.
SELECTING THE VEHICLE-TO-VEHICLE
DISTANCE CONTROL MODE
To choose the vehicle-to-vehicle distance control mode s1 , quickly push and release the
MAIN switch sA .
Once a control mode is activated, it cannot be
changed to the other cruise control mode. To
change the mode, push the MAIN switch once to
turn the system off. Then push the MAIN switch
again to turn the system back on and select the
desired cruise control mode.
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VEHICLE-TO-VEHICLE DISTANCE
CONTROL MODE
In the vehicle-to-vehicle distance control mode,
the Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) system automatically maintains a selected distance from
the vehicle traveling in front of you according to
that vehicle’s speed (up to the set speed), or at
the set speed when the road ahead is clear.
With ICC, the driver can maintain the same
speed as other vehicles without the constant
need to adjust the set speed as you would with
a normal cruise control system.
PRECAUTIONS ON VEHICLE-TO-
VEHICLE DISTANCE CONTROL MODE
The system is intended to enhance the operation of the vehicle when following a vehicle
traveling in the same lane and direction.
If the distance sensor sA detects a slower
moving vehicle ahead, the system will reduce
the vehicle speed so that your vehicle follows
the vehicle in front at the selected distance.
The system automatically controls the throttle
and applies the brakes (up to 25% of vehicle
braking power) if necessary.
The detection range of the sensor is approximately 390 ft (120 m) ahead.
WARNING
● This system is only an aid to assist the driver
and is not a collision warning or avoidance
device. It is the driver’s responsibility to stay
alert, drive safely and be in control of the
vehicle at all times.
● The system is primarily intended for use on
straight, dry, open roads with light traffic. It
is not advisable to use the system in city
traffic or congested areas.
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● This system will not adapt automatically to
road conditions. This system should be used
in evenly flowing traffic. Do not use the system on roads with sharp curves, or on icy
roads, in heavy rain or in fog.
The distance sensor will not detect under most
conditions:
● Stationary and slow moving vehicles
● Pedestrians or objects in the roadway
● Oncoming vehicles in the same lane
● Motorcycles traveling offset in the travel
lane
This system will not automatically brake the vehicle to a stop.
WARNING
● As there is a performance limit to the distance control function, never rely solely on
the Intelligent Cruise Control system. This
system does not correct careless, inattentive or absent-minded driving, or overcome
poor visibility in rain, fog, or other bad
weather. Decelerate the vehicle speed by depressing the brake pedal, depending on the
distance to the vehicle ahead and the surrounding circumstances in order to maintain
a safe distance between vehicles.
● Although the brake operation is controlled
by the system, the system does not automatically stop the vehicle. If the vehicle
speed falls below approximately 20 MPH (32
km/h), the Intelligent Cruise Control system
is automatically canceled and a warning
chime sounds. (The brake control is also
canceled.)
● The system may not detect the vehicle in
front of you in certain road or weather conditions. To avoid accidents, never use the Intelligent Cruise Control system under the
following conditions:
– On roads where the traffic is heavy or
there are sharp curves
– On slippery road surfaces such as on ice
or snow, etc.
– During bad weather (rain, fog, snow, etc.)
– When the windshield wiper is operated at
the low speed (LO) or high speed (HI) position, the Intelligent Cruise Control system is automatically canceled.
– When strong light (for example, at sunrise or sunset) is directly shining on the
front of the vehicle
– When rain, snow or dirt adhere to the system sensor
– On steep downhill roads (the vehicle may
go beyond the set vehicle speed and frequent braking may result in overheating
the brakes)
– On repeated uphill and downhill roads
– When traffic conditions make it difficult to
keep a proper distance between vehicles
because of frequent acceleration or
deceleration
● Do not use the Intelligent Cruise Control system if you are towing a trailer. The system
may not detect a vehicle ahead.
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● In some road or traffic conditions, a vehicle
or object can unexpectedly come into the
sensor detection zone and cause automatic
braking. You may need to control the distance from other vehicles using the accelerator pedal. Always stay alert and avoid using
the ICC system when it is not recommended
in this section.
VEHICLE-TO-VEHICLE DISTANCE
CONTROL MODE OPERATION
Always pay attention to the operation of the
vehicle and be ready to manually control the
proper following distance. The vehicle-tovehicle distance control mode of the Intelligent
Cruise Control (ICC) system may not be able to
maintain the selected distance between vehicles (following distance) or selected vehicle
speed under some circumstances.
The vehicle-to-vehicle distance control mode
uses a sensor sA located on the front of the
vehicle to detect vehicles traveling ahead. The
sensor generally detects the signals returned
from the reflectors on a vehicle ahead. Therefore, if the sensor cannot detect the reflector on
the vehicle ahead, the ICC system may not
maintain the selected distance.
The following are some conditions in which the
sensor cannot detect the signals:
● When the reflector of the vehicle ahead is
positioned high on the vehicle (trailer, etc.)
● When the reflector on the vehicle ahead is
missing, damaged or covered
● When the reflector of the vehicle ahead is
covered with dirt, snow and road spray
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● When the snow or road spray from traveling
vehicles reduces the sensor’s visibility
● When dense exhaust or other smoke (black
smoke) from vehicles reduces the sensor’s
visibility
● When excessively heavy baggage is loaded
in the rear seat or the trunk of your vehicle
The ICC system is designed to automatically
check the sensor’s operation within the limitations of the system. When the sensor is covered
with dirt or obstructs, the system will automatically be canceled. If the sensor is covered with
ice, a transparent or translucent vinyl bag, etc.,
the ICC system may not detect them. In these
instances, the vehicle-to-vehicle distance control mode may not cancel and may not be able
to maintain the selected following distance
from the vehicle ahead. Be sure to check and
clean the sensor regularly.
The vehicle-to-vehicle distance control mode is
designed to maintain a selected distance and
reduce the speed to match the slower vehicle
ahead; the system will decelerate the vehicle as
necessary. However, the ICC system can only
apply up to 25% of the vehicles total braking
power. This system should only be used when
traffic conditions allow vehicle speeds to remain fairly constant or when vehicle speeds
change gradually. If a vehicle moves into the
traveling lane ahead or if a vehicle traveling
ahead rapidly decelerates, the distance between vehicles may become closer because the
ICC system cannot decelerate the vehicle
quickly enough. If this occurs, the ICC system
will sound a warning chime and blink the
system display to notify the driver to take
necessary action.
The system will cancel and a warning chime will
sound if the speed falls below approximately 20
MPH (32 km/h). The system will also disengage
below the 20 MPH (32 km/h) cut-off speed or
over the maximum set speed.
See “Approach warning” later in this section.
The following items are controlled in the
vehicle-to-vehicle distance control mode:
● When there are no vehicles traveling ahead,
the vehicle-to-vehicle distance control mode
maintains the speed set by the driver. The
set speed range is between approximately
25 and 90 MPH (40 and 144 km/h).
● When there is a vehicle traveling ahead, the
vehicle-to-vehicle distance control mode adjusts the speed to maintain the distance,
selected by driver, from the vehicle ahead.
The adjusting speed range is between approximately 20 MPH (32 km/h) and up to the
set speed.
● When the vehicle traveling ahead has moved
out from its lane of travel, the vehicle-tovehicle distance control mode accelerates
and maintains vehicle speed up to the set
speed.
The ICC system does not control vehicle speed
or warn you when you approach stationary and
slow moving vehicles. You must pay attention to
vehicle operation to maintain proper distance
from vehicles ahead when approaching toll
gates or traffic congestion.
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The detection zone of the ICC sensor is limited.
A vehicle ahead must be in the detection zone
for the vehicle-to-vehicle distance detection
mode to maintain the selected distance from
the vehicle ahead.
A vehicle ahead may move outside of the detection zone due to its position within the same
lane of travel. Motorcycles may not be detected
in the same lane ahead if they are traveling
offset from the centerline of the lane. A vehicle
that is entering the lane ahead may not be
detected until the vehicle has completely
moved into the lane. If this occurs, the ICC
system may warn you by blinking the system
indicator and sounding the chime. The driver
may have to manually control the proper distance away from vehicle traveling ahead.
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When driving on some roads, such as winding,
hilly, curved, narrow roads, or roads which are
under construction, the ICC sensor may detect
vehicles in a different lane, or may temporarily
not detect a vehicle traveling ahead. This may
cause the ICC system to decelerate or accelerate the vehicle.
The detection of vehicles may also be affected
by vehicle operation (steering maneuver or traveling position in the lane, etc.) or vehicle condition. If this occurs, the ICC system may warn
you by blinking the system indicator and sounding the chime unexpectedly. You will have to
manually control the proper distance away from
the vehicle traveling ahead.
When driving on the freeway at a set speed and
approaching a slower traveling vehicle ahead,
the ICC system will adjust the speed to maintain
the distance, selected by the driver, from the
vehicle ahead. If the vehicle ahead changes
lanes or exits the freeway, the ICC system will
accelerate and maintain the speed up to the set
speed. Pay attention to the driving operation to
maintain control of the vehicle as it accelerates
to the set speed.
The vehicle may not maintain the set speed on
winding or hilly roads. If this occurs, you will
have to manually control the vehicle speed.
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Intelligent cruise control switch
The system is operated by a MAIN switch and
four control switches, all mounted on the steering wheel.
1) RESUME/ACCELERATE switch:
Resumes set speed or increases speed
incrementally.
2) SET/COAST switch:
Sets desired cruise speed, reduces speed
incrementally.
3) CANCEL switch:
Deactivates the system without erasing
the set speed.
4) DISTANCE switch:
Changes the vehicle’s following distance:
● Long
● Middle
● Short
5) MAIN switch:
Master switch to activate the system
Intelligent cruise control system
display and indicators
The display is located under the tachometer.
1) Set vehicle speed indicator:
Indicates the set vehicle speed.
For Canadian models, the speed is displayed in km/h.
2) Vehicle ahead detection indicator:
Indicates whether it detects a vehicle in
front of you.
3) MAIN switch indicator light (green):
Indicates that the MAIN switch is ON.
4) Indicates your vehicle
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5) Set distance indicator:
Displays the selected distance between
vehicles set with the DISTANCE switch.
6) Intelligent Cruise Control system warning
light (orange):
The light comes on if there is a malfunction in the ICC system.
When the ignition switch is pushed to the ON
position, the indicators come on as illustrated
to check for a burned-out bulb, and it turns off
when the engine is started.
Operating vehicle-to-vehicle distance
control mode
To turn on the cruise control, quickly push and
release the MAIN switch sA on. The cruise
indicator light, set distance indicator and set
vehicle speed indicator come on and in a
standby state for setting.
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To set cruising speed, accelerate your vehicle to
the desired speed, push the SET/COAST switch
and release it. (Vehicle ahead detection indicator, set distance indicator and set vehicle speed
indicator come on.) Take your foot off the
accelerator pedal. Your vehicle will maintain the
set speed.
When the SET/COAST switch is pushed under
the following conditions, the system cannot be
set and the ICC indicators will blink for approximately 2 seconds:
● When traveling below 25 MPH (40 km/h) and
the vehicle ahead is not detected
● When the selector lever is not in the D, DS or
Manual mode
● When the windshield wipers are operating at
low (LO) or high speed (HI). If the vehicle is
equipped with a rain-sensing auto wiper, the
system may cancel when the wipers are
operating at the intermittent (INT) speed.
● When the brakes are operated by the driver
When the SET/COAST switch is pushed under
the following conditions, the system cannot be
set.
A warning chime will sound and the ICC indicators will blink.
● When the SNOW mode switch is ON (To use
the ICC system, turn off the SNOW mode
switch, push the MAIN switch to turn off the
ICC and reset the ICC switch by pressing the
MAIN switch again.)
For details about the SNOW mode switch,
see “SNOW MODE SWITCH” in the “2. Instruments and controls” section.
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● When the VDC system is off (To use the ICC
system, turn on the VDC system. Push the
MAIN switch to turn off the ICC system and
reset the ICC switch by pushing the MAIN
switch again.)
For details about the VDC system, see “VEHICLE DYNAMIC CONTROL (VDC) SYSTEM”
later in this section.
● When ABS or VDC (including the traction
control system) is operating
● When driving into a strong light (i.e., sunlight)
● When a wheel is slipping (To use the ICC
system, make sure the wheels are no longer
slipping. Push the MAIN switch to turn off
the ICC, and reset the ICC system by pushing
the MAIN switch again.)
1. System set display with vehicle ahead
2. System set display without vehicle ahead
System operation
WARNING
Normally when controlling the distance to a
vehicle ahead, this system automatically accelerates or decelerates your vehicle according to
the speed of the vehicle ahead. Depress the
accelerator to properly accelerate your vehicle
when acceleration is required for a lane
change. Depress the brake pedal when deceleration is required to maintain a safe distance
to the vehicle ahead due to its sudden braking
or if a vehicle cuts in. Always stay alert when
using the ICC system.
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The driver sets the desired vehicle speed based
on the road conditions. The ICC system maintains the set vehicle speed, similar to standard
cruise control, as long as no vehicle is detected
in the lane ahead.
The ICC system displays the set speed.
Vehicle detected ahead :
When a vehicle is detected in the lane ahead,
the ICC system decelerates the vehicle by controlling the throttle and applying the brakes to
match the speed of a slower vehicle ahead. The
system then controls the vehicle speed based
on the speed of the vehicle ahead to maintain
the driver selected distance.
The stop lights of the vehicle come on stop lights
when braking is performed by the ICC system.
When the brake operates, a noise may be heard.
This is not a malfunction.
When a vehicle ahead is detected, the vehicle
ahead detection indicator comes on. The ICC
system will also display the set speed and
selected distance.
Vehicle ahead not detected :
When a vehicle is no longer detected ahead, the
ICC system gradually accelerates your vehicle to
resume the previously set vehicle speed. The
ICC system then maintains the set speed.
When a vehicle is no longer detected the vehicle
ahead detection indicator turns off.
If a vehicle ahead appears during acceleration
to the set vehicle speed or any time the ICC
system is in operation, the system controls the
distance to that vehicle.
When passing another vehicle, the set speed
indicator will flash when the vehicle speed
exceeds the set speed. The vehicle detect indicator will turn off when the area ahead of the
vehicle is open. When the pedal is released, the
vehicle will return to the previously set speed.
Even though your vehicle speed is set in the ICC
system, you can depress the accelerator pedal
when it is necessary to accelerate your vehicle
rapidly.
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How to change the set vehicle speed
To cancel the preset speed, use any of these
methods:
● Push the CANCEL switch. The set vehicle
speed indicator will go out.
● Tap the brake pedal. The set vehicle speed
indicator will go out.
● Turn the MAIN switch off. Both the MAIN
switch indicator and set vehicle speed indicator will go out.
To reset at a faster cruising speed, use one of
the following methods:
● Depress the accelerator pedal. When the
vehicle attains the desired speed, push and
release the SET/COAST switch.
● Push and hold the RESUME/ACCELERATE
switch. The set vehicle speed will increase
by approximately 5 MPH (5 km/h for
Canada).
● Push, then quickly release the
RESUME/ACCELERATE switch. Each time you
do this, the set speed will increase by
approximately 1 MPH (1 km/h for Canada).
To reset at a slower cruising speed, use one of
the following methods:
● Lightly tap the brake pedal. When the vehicle attains the desired speed, push the
SET/COAST switch and release it.
● Push and hold the SET/COAST switch. The
set vehicle speed will decrease by approximately 5 MPH (5 km/h for Canada).
● Push, then quickly release the SET/COAST
switch. Each time you do this, the set speed
will decrease by approximately 1 MPH (1
km/h for Canada).
To resume the preset speed, push and release
the RESUME/ACCELERATE switch. The vehicle
will resume the last set cruising speed when the
vehicle speed is over 25 MPH (40 km/h).
How to change the set distance to
the vehicle ahead
The distance to the vehicle ahead can be selected at any time depending on the traffic
conditions.
Each time the DISTANCE switch sA is pushed,
the set distance will change to long, middle,
short and back to long again in that sequence.
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● The distance to the vehicle ahead will
change according to the vehicle speed. The
higher the vehicle speed, the longer the
distance.
● If the engine is stopped, the set distance
becomes “long”. (Each time the engine is
started, the initial setting becomes “long”.)
Approach warning
If your vehicle comes closer to the vehicle
ahead due to rapid deceleration of that vehicle
or if another vehicle cuts in, the system warns
the driver with the chime and ICC system display. Decelerate by depressing the brake pedal
to maintain a safe vehicle distance if:
● The chime sounds.
● The vehicle ahead detection and set distance indicator blink.
The warning chime may not sound in some
cases when there is a short distance between
vehicles. Some examples are:
● When the vehicles are traveling at the same
speed and the distance between vehicles is
not changing
● When the vehicle ahead is traveling faster
and the distance between vehicles is increasing
● When a vehicle cuts in near your vehicle
The warning chime will not sound in the following cases:
● When your vehicle approaches vehicles that
are parked or moving slowly.
● When the accelerator pedal is depressed,
overriding the system.
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NOTE:
The approach warning chime may sound and the
system display may blink when the ICC sensor
detects some reflectors sA which are fitted on
vehicles in other lanes or on the side of the road.
This may cause the ICC system to decelerate or
accelerate the vehicle. The ICC sensor may detect these reflectors when the vehicle is driven
on winding roads, hilly roads or when entering
or exiting a curve. The ICC sensor may also detect reflectors on narrow roads or in road construction zones. In these cases you will have to
manually control the proper distance ahead of
your vehicle.
Also, the sensor sensitivity can be affected by
vehicle operation (steering maneuver or driving
position in the lane) or traffic or vehicle condition (for example, if a vehicle is being driven
with some damage).
Automatic cancellation
A chime sounds under the following conditions
and the control is automatically canceled.
● When the vehicle speed falls below approximately 20 MPH (32 km/h)
● When the selector lever is not in the D, DS or
Manual mode
● When the windshield wipers are operating at
low (LO) or high speed (HI). If the vehicle is
equipped with a rain sensing auto-wiper, the
system may cancel when the wipers are set
to intermittent (INT).
● When the SNOW mode switch is turned on
● When the VDC is turned off
● When the VDC operates
● When the engine coolant temperature becomes excessively high
Warning light and display
Condition A :
The chime sounds and the Intelligent Cruise
Control system is canceled automatically in the
conditions described below. Part of the system
display will come on or blink, making it impossible to set.
● When the VDC is turned off
● When the ABS or VDC (including the traction
control system) operates
● When a tire slips
● When the SNOW mode switch is turned on
● When strong light (sunlight, etc.) is directly
shining on the front of the vehicle
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Action to take :
When the conditions listed above are no longer
present, turn the system off using the Intelligent Cruise Control MAIN Switch. Turn the ICC
system back on to use the system.
Condition B :
When the sensor window is dirty, making it
impossible to detect a vehicle ahead, the ICC
system is automatically canceled.
The chime sounds and the ICC system warning
light (orange) will come on and the “CLEAN
SENSOR” indicator will appear.
Action to take :
If the warning light comes on, park the vehicle
in a safe place, turn the engine off. Clean the
sensor window with a soft cloth and then
perform the settings again.
Condition C :
When the ICC system is not operating properly,
the chime sounds and the ICC system warning
light (orange) will come on.
Action to take :
If the warning light comes on, park the vehicle
in a safe place. Turn the engine off, restart the
engine, resume driving and set the ICC system
again.
If it is not possible to set the system or the
indicator stays on, it may indicate that the ICC
system is malfunctioning. Although the vehicle
is still driveable under normal conditions, have
the vehicle checked at an INFINITI retailer.
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Sensor maintenance
The sensor for the ICC system sA is located
below the front bumper.
To keep the ICC system operating properly, be
sure to observe the following:
● Always keep the sensor clean. Wipe with a
soft cloth carefully so as not to damage the
sensor.
● Do not strike or damage the areas around
the sensor. Do not touch or remove the
screw located on the sensor. Doing so could
cause failure or malfunction. If the sensor is
damaged due to an accident, contact an
INFINITI retailer.
● Do not attach a sticker (including transparent material) or install an accessory near the
sensor. This could cause failure or malfunction.
CONVENTIONAL (FIXED SPEED) CRUISE
CONTROL MODE
This mode allows driving at a speed between 25
to 89 MPH (40 to 144 km/h) without keeping
your foot on the accelerator pedal.
WARNING
● In the conventional (fixed speed) cruise control mode, a warning chime does not sound
to warn you if you are too close to the vehicle
ahead, as neither the presence of the vehicle
ahead nor the vehicle-to-vehicle distance is
detected.
● Pay special attention to the distance between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead of
you or a collision could occur.
● Always confirm the setting in the Intelligent
Cruise Control system display.
● Do not use the conventional (fixed speed)
cruise control mode when driving under the
following conditions:
– when it is not possible to keep the vehicle
at a set speed
– in heavy traffic or in traffic that varies in
speed
– on winding or hilly roads
– on slippery roads (rain, snow, ice, etc.)
– in very windy areas
● Doing so could cause a loss of vehicle control
and result in an accident.
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Conventional (fixed speed) cruise
control switch
1) RESUME/ACCELERATE switch:
Resumes set speed or increases speed
incrementally.
2) SET/COAST switch:
Sets the desired cruise speed, reduces
speed incrementally.
3) CANCEL switch:
Deactivates the system without erasing
the set speed.
4) MAIN switch:
Master switch to activate the system.
Conventional (fixed speed) cruise
control mode display and indicators
The display is located under the tachometer.
1) Cruise set switch indicator:
Displays while the vehicle speed is controlled by the conventional (fixed speed)
cruise control mode of the ICC system.
2) MAIN switch indicator light:
Indicates that the MAIN switch is ON.
3) Cruise control system warning light:
Comes on if there is a malfunction in the
cruise control system.
Operating conventional (fixed speed)
cruise control mode
To turn on the conventional (fixed speed) cruise
control mode, push and hold the MAIN switch
sA for longer than about 1.5 seconds.
When pushing the MAIN switch on, the Intelligent Cruise Control system display and the
CRUISE indicator light (green) in the instrument
cluster illuminate. After you hold the MAIN
switch on for longer than about 1.5 seconds, the
Intelligent Cruise Control system display turns
off. The CRUISE indicator light stays lit. You can
now set your desired cruising speed. Pushing
the MAIN switch again will turn the system
completely off.
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When the ignition switch is pushed to the LOCK
position, the system is also automatically
turned off. To use the Intelligent Cruise Control
again, quickly push and release the MAIN
switch (vehicle-to-vehicle distance control
mode) or push and hold it (conventional cruise
control mode) again to turn it on.
CAUTION
To avoid accidentally engaging cruise control,
make sure to turn the MAIN switch off when not
using the Intelligent Cruise Control system.
To set cruising speed, accelerate your vehicle to
the desired speed, push the SET/COAST switch
and release it. (The CRUISE SET indicator will
come on in the display.) Take your foot off the
accelerator pedal. Your vehicle will maintain the
set speed.
● To pass another vehicle, depress the accelerator pedal. When you release the pedal,
the vehicle will return to the previously set
speed.
● The vehicle may not maintain the set speed
when going up or down steep hills. If this
happens, manually maintain vehicle speed.
To cancel the preset speed, use one of the
following methods:
a) Push the CANCEL button. The CRUISE SET
indicator will turn off.
b) Tap the brake pedal. The CRUISE SET
indicator will turn off.
c) Turn the MAIN switch off. Both the CRUISE
indicator light and CRUISE SET indicator
will turn off.
To reset at a faster cruising speed, use one of
the following three methods:
a) Depress the accelerator pedal. When the
vehicle attains the desired speed, push
and release the SET/COAST switch.
b) Push and hold the RESUME/ACCELERATE
set switch. When the vehicle attains the
desired speed, release the switch.
c) Push, then quickly release the
RESUME/ACCELERATE switch. Each time
you do this, the set speed will increase by
about 1 MPH (1.6 km/h).
To reset at a slower cruising speed, use one of
the following three methods:
a) Lightly tap the brake pedal. When the
vehicle attains the desired speed, push
the SET/COAST switch and release it.
b) Push and hold the SET/COAST switch.
Release the switch when the vehicle
slows down to the desired speed.
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c) Push, then quickly release the SET/COAST
switch. Each time you do this, the set
speed will decrease by about 1 MPH (1.6
km/h).
To resume the preset speed, push and release
the RESUME/ACCELERATE switch. The vehicle
will resume the last set cruising speed when the
vehicle speed is over 25 MPH (40 km/h).
Automatic cancellation
A chime sounds under the following conditions
and the control is automatically canceled.
● When the vehicle slows down more than 8
MPH (13 km/h) below the set speed
● When the vehicle speed falls below approximately 20 MPH (32 km/h)
● When the selector lever is not in the D, DS or
Manual mode
● When the VDC (including the traction control
system) operates
● When a wheel slips
Warning light
When the system is not operating properly, the
chime sounds and the system warning light
(orange) will come on.
Action to take :
If the warning light comes on, park the vehicle
in a safe place. Turn the engine off, restart the
engine, resume driving and then perform the
setting again.
If it is not possible to set or the indicator stays
on, it may indicate that the system is malfunctioning. Although the vehicle is still driveable
under normal conditions, have the vehicle
checked at an INFINITI retailer.
PREVIEW FUNCTION (for Intelligent
Cruise Control system equipped
models)
The ICC system with the preview function identifies the need to apply emergency braking by
sensing the vehicle ahead in the same lane and
the distance to the vehicle ahead and relative
speed from it, it applies the brake pre-pressure
before the driver depresses the brake pedal and
helps improve brake response by reducing
pedal free play.
For more details, see “BRAKE ASSIST” later in
this section.
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CAUTION
During the first 1,200 miles (2,000 km), follow
these recommendations to obtain maximum
engine performance and ensure the future reliability and economy of your new vehicle. Failure to follow these recommendations may result in shortened engine life and reduced
engine performance.
● Avoid driving for long periods at constant
speed, either fast or slow. Do not run the
engine over 4,000 rpm.
● Do not accelerate at full throttle in any gear.
● Avoid quick starts.
● Avoid hard braking as much as possible.
● Accelerate slowly and smoothly. Maintain
cruising speeds with a constant accelerator
position.
● Drive at moderate speeds on the highway.
Driving at high speed lowers fuel economy.
● Avoid unnecessary stopping and braking.
Keep a safe distance behind other vehicles.
● Select a gear range suitable to road conditions.
● Avoid unnecessary engine idling.
● Keep your engine tuned up.
● Follow the recommended periodic maintenance schedule.
● Keep the tires inflated to the correct pressure. Low tire pressure increases tire wear
and lowers fuel economy.
● Keep the wheels in correct alignment. Improper alignment increases tire wear and
lowers fuel economy.
● Climate control operation lowers fuel
economy. Use the air conditioner only when
necessary.
● When cruising at highway speeds, it is more
economical to use the air conditioner and
leave the windows closed to reduce drag.
● Use the recommended viscosity engine oil.
(See “ENGINE OIL AND OIL FILTER RECOM-
MENDATION” in the “9. Technical and consumer information” section.)
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WARNING
● For AWD equipped vehicles, do not attempt
to raise two wheels off the ground and shift
the transmission to any drive or reverse position with the engine running. Doing so may
result in drivetrain damage or unexpected
vehicle movement which could result in serious vehicle damage or personal injury.
● Do not attempt to test an AWD equipped vehicle on a 2-wheel dynamometer (such as
the dynamometers used by some states for
emissions testing) or similar equipment
even if the other two wheels are raised off
the ground. Make sure that you inform the
test facility personnel that your vehicle is
equipped with AWD before it is placed on a
dynamometer. Using the wrong test equipment may result in drivetrain damage or unexpected vehicle movement which could result in serious vehicle damage or personal
injury.
Your vehicle is equipped with full-time AllWheel Drive (AWD).
Switching the driving mode is not necessary.
The AWD warning light is located in the meter.
The AWD warning light comes on when the
ignition switch is pushed to the ON position. It
turns off soon after the engine is started.
If any malfunction occurs in the AWD system
while the engine is running, the warning light
will come on.
The warning light may blink rapidly (about twice
per second) while trying to free a stuck vehicle
due to high powertrain oil temperature. The
driving mode may change to two-wheel drive. If
the warning light blinks rapidly during operation, stop the vehicle with the engine idling in a
safe place immediately. Then if the light turns
off after a while, you can continue driving.
A large difference between the diameters of
front and rear wheels will make the warning
light blink slowly (about once per two seconds).
Pull off the road in a safe area, and idle the
engine. Check that all tire sizes are the same,
tire pressure is correct and tires are not worn.
CAUTION
● If the warning light remains on after the
above operation, have your vehicle checked
by an INFINITI retailer as soon as possible.
● If the warning light comes on while driving
there may be a malfunction in the AWD system. Reduce the vehicle speed and have your
vehicle checked by an INFINITI retailer as
soon as possible.
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● The powertrain may be damaged if you continue driving with the warning light blinking
rapidly.
WARNING
● Do not stop or park the vehicle over flammable materials such as dry grass, waste
paper or rags. They may ignite and cause a
fire.
● Never leave the engine running while the
vehicle is unattended.
● Do not leave children unattended inside the
vehicle. They could unknowingly activate
switches or controls. Unattended children
could become involved in serious accidents.
● Safe parking procedures require that both
the parking brake be applied and the transmission placed into P (Park). Failure to do so
could cause the vehicle to move unexpectedly or roll away and result in an accident.
● Make sure the automatic transmission selector lever has been pushed as far forward
as it can go and cannot be moved without
depressing the foot brake pedal.
1. Firmly apply the parking brake.
2. Move the selector lever to the P (Park)
position.
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3. To help prevent the vehicle from rolling
into the street when parked on a sloping
drive way, it is a good practice to turn the
wheels as illustrated.
● HEADED DOWNHILL WITH CURB: s1
Turn the wheels into the curb and move
the vehicle forward until the curb side
wheel gently touches the curb.
● HEADED UPHILL WITH CURB: s2
Turn the wheels away from the curb and
move the vehicle back until the curb side
wheel gently touches the curb.
● HEADED UPHILL OR DOWNHILL, NO CURB:
s3 Turn the wheels toward the side of the
road so the vehicle will move away from
the center of the road if it moves.
4. Push the ignition switch to the LOCK
position.
WARNING
If the engine is not running or is turned off while
driving, the power assist for the steering will
not work. Steering will be harder to operate.
The power assisted steering uses a hydraulic
pump, driven by the engine, to assist steering.
If the engine stops or the drive belt breaks, you
will still have control of the vehicle. However,
much greater steering effort is needed, especially in sharp turns and at low speeds.
BRAKING PRECAUTIONS
The brake system has two separate hydraulic
circuits. If one circuit malfunctions, you will still
have braking at two wheels.
You may feel a small click and hear a sound
when the brake pedal is fully depressed slowly.
This is not a malfunction and indicates that the
brake assist mechanism is operating properly.
Vacuum assisted brakes
The brake booster aids braking by using engine
vacuum. If the engine stops, you can stop the
vehicle by depressing the brake pedal. However, greater foot pressure on the brake pedal
will be required to stop the vehicle and the
stopping distance will be longer.
Wet brakes
When the vehicle is washed or driven through
water, the brakes may get wet. As a result, your
braking distance will be longer and the vehicle
may pull to one side during braking.
To dry brakes, drive the vehicle at a safe speed
while lightly tapping the brake pedal to heat-up
the brakes. Do this until the brakes return to
normal. Avoid driving the vehicle at high speeds
until the brakes function correctly.
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Using the brakes
Avoid resting your foot on the brake pedal while
driving. This will cause overheating of the
brakes, wearing out the brake and pads faster
and reduce gas mileage.
To help reduce brake wear and to prevent the
brakes from overheating, reduce speed and
downshift to a lower gear before going down a
slope or long grade. Overheated brakes may
reduce braking performance and could result in
loss of vehicle control.
WARNING
● While driving on a slippery surface, be careful when braking, accelerating or downshifting. Abrupt braking or accelerating could
cause the wheels to skid and result in an
accident.
● If the engine is not running or is turned off
while driving, the power assist for the
brakes will not work. Braking will be harder.
PARKING BRAKE BREAK-IN
Break in the parking brake shoes whenever the
stopping effect of the parking brake is weakened or whenever the parking brake shoes
and/or drums/rotors are replaced, in order to
assure the best braking performance.
This procedure is described in the vehicle service manual and can be performed by an
INFINITI retailer.
BRAKE ASSIST
When the force applied to the brake pedal
exceeds a certain level, the Brake Assist is
activated generating greater braking force than
a conventional brake booster even with light
pedal force.
WARNING
The Brake Assist is only an aid to assist braking
operation and is not a collision warning or
avoidance device. It is the driver’s responsibility to stay alert, drive safely and be in control of
the vehicle at all times.
PREVIEW FUNCTION (for Intelligent
Cruise Control (ICC) system equipped
models)
When the Preview Function identifies the need
to apply emergency braking by sensing a vehicle ahead in the same lane and the distance
and relative speed from it, it applies the brake
pre-pressure before the driver depresses the
brake pedal and helps improve brake response
by reducing pedal free play.
● This system will not operate when the vehicle is moving at approximately 20 MPH
(32 km/h) or less.
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● The pre-pressure function ceases when the
following conditions are met:
a) When the driver depresses the accelerator pedal or the brake pedal.
b) If the driver does not operate the accelerator or brake pedal within approximately 1 second.
● The sensor will not detect:
a) Pedestrians or objects in the roadway
b) Oncoming vehicles in the same lane
c) Motorcycles traveling offset in the travel
lane as illustrated
WARNING
● This system is only an aid to assist braking
operation and is not a collision warning or
avoidance device. It is the driver’s responsibility to stay alert, drive safely and be in
control of the vehicle at all times.
● As there is a performance limit to the Preview Function, never rely solely on this system. This system does not correct careless
inattentive or absent-minded driving, or
overcome poor visibility in rain, fog, or other
bad weather. Reduce vehicle speed by depressing the brake pedal, in order to maintain a safe distance between vehicles.
● The system may not detect the vehicle in
front of you in certain road or weather conditions. The Preview Function may not operate
properly under the following conditions. The
vehicle is still driveable under normal conditions and the Brake Assist will operate.
– When rain, snow or dirt adhere to the system sensor
– When strong light (for example, at sunrise or sunset) is directly shining on the
front of the vehicle
– Winding or hilly roads may cause the sensor to temporarily not detect a vehicle in
the same lane or may detect objects or
vehicles in other lanes.
– Vehicle position in the lane may cause the
sensor to temporarily not detect a vehicle
in the same lane or may detect objects or
vehicles in other lanes.
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● When the Preview Function operates, the
brake pedal may move slightly and may
make a small noise. This is not a system
malfunction.
Warning light and display
When the Preview Function is not operating
properly, the buzzer sounds and the system
warning light (orange) will come on.
Action to take :
If the warning light comes on, park the vehicle
in a safe place. Turn the engine off, restart the
engine and resume driving.
If the indicator stays on, it may indicate that the
Preview Function is malfunctioning (the brake is
operative). Although the Vehicle is still driveable under normal conditions, have the vehicle
checked at an INFINITI retailer.
How to handle the sensor
The sensor for the Preview Function is common
with Intelligent Cruise Control and is located
below the front bumper.
To keep the Preview Function operating properly, be sure to observe the following:
● Always keep the sensor clean. Wipe with a
soft cloth carefully so as not to damage the
sensor.
● Do not strike or damage the areas around
the sensor. Do not touch or remove the
screw located on the sensor. Doing so could
cause failure or malfunction. If the sensor is
damaged due to an accident, contact an
INFINITI retailer.
● Do not attach a sticker (including transparent material) or install an accessory near the
sensor. This could cause failure or malfunction.
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ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS)
WARNING
● The Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) is a sophisticated device, but it cannot prevent accidents resulting from careless or dangerous
driving techniques. It can help maintain vehicle control during braking on slippery surfaces. Remember that stopping distances on
slippery surfaces will be longer than on normal surfaces even with ABS. Stopping distances may also be longer on rough, gravel
or snow covered roads, or if you are using
tire chains. Always maintain a safe distance
from the vehicle in front of you. Ultimately,
the driver is responsible for safety.
● Tire type and condition may also affect braking effectiveness.
– When replacing tires, install the specified
size of tires on all four wheels.
– When installing a spare tire, make sure
that it is the proper size and type as specified on the Tire and Loading Information
label. See “TIRE AND LOADING INFORMATION LABEL” in the “9. Technical and consumer information” section of this
manual.
– For detailed information, see “WHEELS
AND TIRES” in the “8. Maintenance and
do-it-yourself” section of this manual.
The Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) controls the
brakes so the wheels do not lock during hard
braking or when braking on slippery surfaces.
The system detects the rotation speed at each
wheel and varies the brake fluid pressure to
prevent each wheel from locking and sliding. By
preventing each wheel from locking, the system
helps the driver maintain steering control and
helps to minimize swerving and spinning on
slippery surfaces.
Using the system
Depress the brake pedal and hold it down.
Depress the brake pedal with firm steady pressure, but do not pump the brakes. The ABS will
operate to prevent the wheels from locking up.
Steer the vehicle to avoid obstacles.
WARNING
Do not pump the brake pedal. Doing so may
result in increased stopping distances.
Self-test feature
The ABS includes electronic sensors, electric
pumps, hydraulic solenoids and a computer.
The computer has a built-in diagnostic feature
that tests the system each time you start the
engine and move the vehicle at a low speed in
forward or reverse. When the self-test occurs,
you may hear a “clunk” noise and/or feel a
pulsation in the brake pedal. This is normal and
does not indicate a malfunction. If the computer
senses a malfunction, it switches the ABS off
and illuminates the ABS warning light on the
instrument panel. The brake system then operates normally, but without anti-lock assistance.
If the ABS warning light illuminates during the
self-test or while driving, have the vehicle
checked by an INFINITI retailer.
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Normal operation
The ABS operates at speeds above 3 to 6 MPH
(5 to 10 km/h). The speed varies according to
road conditions.
When the ABS senses that one or more wheels
are close to locking up, the actuator rapidly
applies and releases hydraulic pressure. This
action is similar to pumping the brakes very
quickly. You may feel a pulsation in the brake
pedal and hear a noise from under the hood or
feel a vibration from the actuator when it is
operating. This is normal and indicates that the
ABS is operating properly. However, the pulsation may indicate that road conditions are hazardous and extra care is required while driving.
When accelerating or driving on slippery surfaces, the tires may spin or slide. With the
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system, sensors
detect these movements and control the braking and engine output to help improve vehicle
stability.
● When the VDC system is operating, the
“SLIP” indicator in the instrument panel
blinks.
● If the “SLIP” indicator blinks, the road conditions are slippery. Be sure to adjust your
speed and driving to these conditions. Be
sure to drive carefully. (See “Slip indicator
light” in the “2. Instruments and controls”
section, and “Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)
off indicator light” in the “2. Instruments
and controls” section.)
● Indicator light
If a malfunction occurs in the system, the
“SLIP” and “VDC OFF” indicator lights illuminate in the instrument panel. As long as
these indicators are illuminated, the VDC
system function is canceled.
The VDC system uses an Active Brake Limited
Slip (ABLS) function to improve vehicle traction.
The ABLS system works when one of the driving
wheels is spinning on a slippery surface. The
ABLS system brakes the spinning wheel, which
distributes the driving power to the other drive
wheel. If the vehicle is operated with the VDC
OFF switch pushed and the VDC system turned
off, all VDC systems will be turned off. The ABLS
system and ABS will still operate with the VDC
system off. If the ABLS system is activated, the
“SLIP” indicator will blink and you may hear a
clunk noise and/or feel a pulsation in the brake
pedal. This is normal and is not an indication of
a malfunction.
While the VDC system is operating, you may feel
a pulsation in the brake pedal and hear a noise
or feel a vibration from under the hood. This is
normal and indicates that the VDC system is
working properly.
The VDC system computer has a built-in diagnostic feature that tests the system each time
you start the engine and move the vehicle at a
low speed forward or backward. When the
self-test occurs, you may hear a “clunk” noise
and/or feel a pulsation in the brake pedal. This
is normal and is not an indication of a
malfunction.
VEHICLE DYNAMIC CONTROL (VDC)
SYSTEM
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WARNING
● The VDC system is designed to help improve
driving stability but does not prevent accidents due to abrupt steering operation at
high speeds or due to careless or dangerous
driving techniques. Reduce vehicle speed
and be especially careful when driving and
cornering on slippery surfaces and always
drive carefully.
● Do not modify the vehicle’s suspension. If
suspension parts such as shock absorbers,
struts, springs, stabilizer bars and bushings
and wheels are not INFINITI approved or are
extremely deteriorated the VDC system may
not operate properly. This could adversely
affect vehicle handling performance, and the
“VDC OFF” indicator or “SLIP” indicator or
both indicator lights may illuminate.
● If brake related parts such as brake pads,
rotors and calipers are not standard equipment or are extremely deteriorated, the
“VDC OFF” indicator or “SLIP” indicator or
both indicator lights may illuminate.
● If engine related parts such as muffler are
not standard equipment or are extremely deteriorated, the “VDC OFF” indicator or “SLIP”
indicator or both indicator lights may
illuminate.
● When driving on extremely inclined surfaces
such as higher banked corners, the VDC system may not operate properly and the “VDC
OFF” indicator or “SLIP” indicator or both
indicator lights may illuminate. Do not drive
on these types of roads.
● When driving on unstable surfaces such as a
turntable, ferry, elevator or ramp, the “VDC
OFF” indicator or “SLIP” indicator or both
indicator lights may illuminate. This is not a
malfunction. Restart the engine after driving
onto a stable surface.
● If wheels or tires other than those recommended are used, the VDC system may not
operate properly and “VDC OFF” indicator or
“SLIP” indicator or both indicator lights may
illuminate.
● The VDC system is not a substitute for winter
tires or tire chains on a snow covered road.
The Rear Active Steer system is an electronically
controlled four-wheel steering system.
The angle of the rear wheels are adjusted by the
Rear Active Steer system, depending on the
vehicle speed and steering angle. The rear
wheels are designed to turn momentarily in the
opposite direction and then change to the same
direction as the front wheels.
At low speeds, the rear wheels will not turn and
the system functions as a two-wheel steering
system.
If a malfunction occurs in the system, the Rear
Active Steer function will stop but the ordinary
two-wheel steering system will operate normally. The “RAS” warning light will illuminate. If
the light illuminates while driving, contact an
INFINITI retailer for repair.
WARNING
The Rear Active Steer system, although a sophisticated device, cannot prevent accidents
resulting from careless or dangerous driving
techniques. Ultimately the responsibility for
safety of self and others rests in the hands of
the driver. Therefore only through attentive
and careful driving methods can the Rear Active
Steer system be fully appreciated and safety
assured.
REAR ACTIVE STEER SYSTEM (if so
equipped)
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FREEING A FROZEN DOOR LOCK
To prevent a door lock from freezing, apply
deicer through the key hole. If the lock becomes
frozen, heat the key before inserting it into the
key hole or use the Intelligent Key system.
ANTI-FREEZE
In the winter when it is anticipated that the
outside temperature will drop below 32°F (0°C),
check antifreeze to assure proper winter protection. For additional information, see “ENGINE
COOLING SYSTEM” in the “8. Maintenance and
do-it-yourself” section.
BATTERY
If the battery is not fully charged during extremely cold weather conditions, the battery
fluid may freeze and damage the battery. To
maintain maximum efficiency, the battery
should be checked regularly. For additional
information, see “BATTERY” in the “8. Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section.
DRAINING OF COOLANT WATER
If the vehicle is to be left outside without
antifreeze, drain the cooling system, including
the engine block. Refill before operating the
vehicle. For details, see “ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM” in the “8. Maintenance and do-it-yourself”
section.
TIRE EQUIPMENT
SUMMER tires have a tread designed to provide
superior performance on dry pavement. However, the performance of these tires will be
substantially reduced in snowy and icy conditions. If you operate your vehicle on snowy or
icy roads, INFINITI recommends the use of MUD
& SNOW or ALL SEASON tires on all four wheels.
Consult an INFINITI retailer for the tire type,
size, speed rating and availability information.
For additional traction on icy roads, studded
tires may be used. However, some U.S. states
and Canadian provinces prohibit their use.
Check local, state and provincial laws before
installing studded tires.
Skid and traction capabilities of studded snow
tires, on wet or dry surfaces, may be poorer than
that of non-studded snow tires.
Tire chains may be used. For details, see “TIRE
CHAINS” in the “8. Maintenance and do-ityourself” section of this manual.
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) model
If you install snow tires, they must also be the
same size, brand, construction and tread pattern on all four wheels.
SPECIAL WINTER EQUIPMENT
It is recommended that the following items be
carried in the vehicle during winter:
● A scraper and stiff-bristled brush to remove
ice and snow from the windows and wiper
blades.
● A sturdy, flat board to be placed under the
jack to give it firm support.
● A shovel to dig the vehicle out of snowdrifts.
● Extra window washer fluid to refill the reservoir tank.
DRIVING ON SNOW OR ICE
WARNING
● Wet ice (32°F, 0°C and freezing rain), very
cold snow or ice can be slick and very hard to
drive on. The vehicle will have much less
traction or “grip” under these conditions.
Try to avoid driving on wet ice until the road
is salted or sanded.
● Whatever the condition, drive with caution.
Accelerate and slow down with care. If accelerating or downshifting too fast, the drive
wheels will lose even more traction.
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● Allow more stopping distance under these
conditions. Braking should be started
sooner than on dry pavement.
● Allow greater following distances on slippery roads.
● Watch for slippery spots (glare ice). These
may appear on an otherwise clear road in
shaded areas. If a patch of ice is seen ahead,
brake before reaching it. Try not to brake
while on the ice, and avoid any sudden steering maneuvers.
● Do not use the cruise control on slippery
roads.
● Snow can trap dangerous exhaust gases under your vehicle. Keep snow clear of the exhaust pipe and from around your vehicle.
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (if so
equipped)
Engine block heaters are used to assist in cold
temperature starting.
The engine block heater should be used when
the outside temperature is 20°F (27°C) or
lower.
To use the engine block heater
1. Turn the engine off.
2. Open the hood and unwrap the engine
block heater cord.
3. Plug the engine block heater cord into a
grounded 3-wire, 3-pronged extension
cord.
4. Plug the extension cord into a Ground
Fault Interrupt (GFI) protected, grounded
110-volt AC (VAC) outlet.
5. The engine block heater must be plugged
in for at least 2 - 4 hours, depending on
outside temperatures, to properly warm
the engine coolant. Use an appropriate
timer to turn the engine block heater on.
6. Before starting the engine, unplug and
properly store the cord to keep it away
from moving parts.
WARNING
● Do not use your engine block heater with an
ungrounded electrical system or a
2-pronged adapter. You can be seriously injured by an electrical shock if you use an
ungrounded connection.
● Disconnect and properly store the engine
block heater cord before starting the engine.
Damage to the cord could result in an electrical shock and can cause serious injury.
● Use a heavy-duty 3-wire, 3-pronged extension cord rated for at least 10A. Plug the
extension cord into a Ground Fault Interrupt
(GFI) protected, grounded 110-VAC outlet.
Failure to use the proper extension cord or a
grounded outlet can result in a fire or electrical shock and cause serious personal injury.
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MEMO
6 In case of emergency
Roadside assistance program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
Flat tire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . 6-2
Changing a flat tire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3
Jump starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7
Push starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-10
If your vehicle overheats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-10
Towing your vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-11
Towing recommended by INFINITI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-12
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Every new INFINITI comes with a 4 year, unlimited mileage Roadside Assistance plan. In the
event of a roadside emergency, Roadside Assistance Service is available to you. Please refer to
your Warranty Information Booklet (U.S.) or
Warranty & Roadside Assistance Information
Booklet (Canada) for details. Both the Warranty
Information Booklet and Roadside Assistance
Calling Card in your Owner’s Literature Portfolio
provide the Toll-Free Number to call for assistance. Roadside Assistance is provided 24
hours a day, 365 days a year, for 4 years from
the date sold to give emergency roadside help,
in the event of mechanical or nonmechanical
trouble(s) such as flat tires, out-of-gas, dead
battery, lost keys, mechanical breakdown, accident, etc.
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM
(TPMS)
This vehicle is equipped with the Tire Pressure
Monitoring System (TPMS). It monitors tire
pressure of all tires except the spare. When the
low tire pressure warning light is lit, one or
more of your tires is significantly underinflated. If the vehicle is being driven with low
tire pressure, the TPMS will activate and warn
you of it by the low tire pressure warning light
(in the instrument panel) or the LOW PRESSURE
information screen (on the display). This system
will activate only when the vehicle is driven at
speeds above 16 MPH (25 km/h). For more
details, see “WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTS AND
AUDIBLE REMINDERS” in the “2. Instruments
and controls” section and “TIRE PRESSURE
MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)” in the “5. Starting and driving” section.
For information about the tire pressure information display, see “HOW TO USE INFO BUTTON”
in the “4. Monitor, climate, audio, phone and
voice recognition systems” section.
WARNING
● If the low tire pressure warning light illuminates or LOW PRESSURE information is displayed on the monitor screen while driving,
avoid sudden steering maneuvers or abrupt
braking, reduce vehicle speed, pull off the
road to a safe location and stop the vehicle
as soon as possible. Driving with underinflated tires may permanently damage the
tires and increase the likelihood of tire failure. Serious vehicle damage could occur and
may lead to an accident and could result in
serious personal injury. Check the tire pressure for all four tires. Adjust the tire pressure
to the recommended COLD tire pressure
shown on the Tire and Loading Information
label to turn the low tire pressure warning
light OFF. If the light still illuminates while
driving after adjusting the tire pressure, a
tire may be flat. If you have a flat tire, replace
it with a spare tire as soon as possible.
● When a spare tire is mounted or a wheel is
replaced, tire pressure will not be indicated,
the TPMS will not function and the low tire
pressure warning light will flash for approximately 1 minute. The light will remain on
after 1 minute. Contact your INFINITI retailer
as soon as possible for tire replacement
and/or system resetting.
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● Replacing tires with those not originally
specified by INFINITI could affect the proper
operation of the TPMS.
● Do not inject any tire liquid or aerosol tire
sealant into the tires, as this may cause a
malfunction of the tire pressure sensors.
CHANGING A FLAT TIRE
If you have a flat tire, follow the instructions
below.
Stopping the vehicle
1. Safely move the vehicle off the road and
away from traffic.
2. Turn on the hazard warning flashers.
3. Park on a level surface and apply the
parking brake. Move the selector lever to
the P (Park) position.
4. Turn off the engine.
5. Raise the hood to warn other traffic, and
to signal professional road assistance
personnel that you need assistance.
6. Have all passengers get out of the vehicle
and stand in a safe place, away from
traffic and clear of the vehicle.
WARNING
● Make sure the parking brake is securely applied and the transmission is shifted into the
P (Park) position.
● Never change tires when the vehicle is on a
slope, ice or slippery areas. This is
hazardous.
● Never change tires if oncoming traffic is
close to your vehicle. Wait for professional
road assistance.
Blocking wheels
Place suitable blocks s1 at both the front and
back of the wheel diagonally opposite the flat
tire to prevent the vehicle from moving when it
is jacked up.
WARNING
Be sure to block the wheel as the vehicle may
move and result in personal injury.
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Getting the spare tire and tools
Remove jacking tools and spare tire from the
storage area located inside the trunk as illustrated.
Raise the trunk floor cover s1 using the handle
sA , then hang it on the edge of the trunk
opening s2 . Remove the clamp s3 holding the
spare tire.
Jacking up the vehicle and removing
the damaged tire
WARNING
● Never get under the vehicle while it is supported only by the jack. If it is necessary to
work under the vehicle, support it with
safety stands.
● Use only the jack provided with your vehicle
to lift the vehicle. Do not use the jack provided with your vehicle on other vehicles.
The jack is designed for lifting only your vehicle during a tire change.
● Use the correct jack-up points. Never use any
other part of the vehicle for jack support.
● Never jack up the vehicle more than
necessary.
● Never use blocks on or under the jack.
● Do not start or run the engine while vehicle is
on the jack, as it may cause the vehicle to
move. This is especially true for vehicles
with limited slip differentials.
● Do not allow passengers to stay in the vehicle while it is on the jack.
Carefully read the caution label attached to the
jack body and the following instructions.
Jacking tools — T-type spare tire model
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1. Place the jack directly under the jack-up
point as illustrated so the top of the jack
contacts the vehicle at the jack-up point.
Align the jack head between the two
notches in the front or the rear as shown.
Also fit the groove of the jack head between the notches as shown.
The jack should be used on level firm ground.
2. Loosen each wheel nut one or two turns
by turning counterclockwise with the
wheel nut wrench. Do not remove the
wheel nuts until the tire is off the ground.
3. Carefully raise the vehicle until the tire
clears the ground. To lift the vehicle,
securely hold the jack lever and rod with
both hands as shown above. Remove the
wheel nuts, and then remove the tire.
Jack-up point
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Installing the spare tire
The spare tire is designed for emergency use.
(See specific instructions under the heading
“WHEELS AND TIRES” in the “8. Maintenance
and do-it-yourself” section.)
1. Clean any mud or dirt from the surface
between the wheel and hub.
2. Carefully put the spare tire on and tighten
the wheel nuts finger tight. Check that all
the wheel nuts contact the wheel surface
horizontally.
3. With the wheel nut wrench, tighten wheel
nuts alternately and evenly in the sequence as illustrated (s1 , s2 , s3 , s4 , s5 ),
more than 2 times, until they are tight.
4. Lower the vehicle slowly until the tire
touches the ground. Then, with the wheel
nut wrench, tighten the wheel nuts securely in the sequence as illustrated.
Lower the vehicle completely.
WARNING
● Incorrect wheel nuts or improperly tightened
wheel nuts can cause the wheel to become
loose or come off. This could cause an
accident.
● Do not use oil or grease on the wheel studs or
nuts. This could cause the nuts to become
loose.
● Retighten the wheel nuts when the vehicle
has been driven for 600 miles (1,000 km)
(also in cases of a flat tire, etc.).
● As soon as possible, tighten the wheel nuts
to the specified torque with a torque wrench.
Wheel nut tightening torque:
80 ft-lb (108 N·m)
The wheel nuts must be kept tightened to specification at all times. It is recommended that
wheel nuts be tightened to specifications at
each lubrication interval.
● Adjust tire pressure to the COLD pressure.
COLD pressure:
After the vehicle has been parked for three
hours or more or driven less than 1 mile
(1.6 km).
COLD tire pressures are shown on the Tire
and Loading Information label affixed to the
driver side center pillar.
After adjusting tire pressure to the COLD tire
pressure, the display of the tire pressure information may show higher pressure than the
COLD tire pressure after the vehicle has been
driven more than 1 mile (1.6 km). This is because the tire pressurizes as the tire temperature rises. This does not indicate a system
malfunction.
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5. Securely store the flat tire and jacking
equipment in the vehicle.
6. Place the spare tire cover and the trunk
floor carpeting over the damaged tire.
7. Close the trunk.
WARNING
● Always make sure that the spare tire and
jacking equipment are properly secured after use. Such items can become dangerous
projectiles in an accident or sudden stop.
● The T-type spare tire and small size spare
tire are designed for emergency use. See
specific instructions under the heading
“WHEELS AND TIRES” in the “8. Maintenance
and do-it-yourself” section.
If needed, Roadside Assistance is available.
Please see your Warranty Information Booklet
or Roadside Assistance I.D. Card for the toll-free
number to call (U.S.) or Warranty Information
Booklet (Canada).
To start your engine with a booster battery, the
instructions and precautions below must be
followed.
WARNING
● If done incorrectly, jump starting can lead to
a battery explosion, resulting in severe injury or death. It could also damage your
vehicle.
● Explosive hydrogen gas is always present in
the vicinity of the battery. Keep all sparks
and flames away from the battery.
● Do not allow battery fluid to come into contact with eyes, skin, clothing or painted surfaces. Battery fluid is a corrosive sulfuric
acid solution which can cause severe burns.
If the fluid should come into contact with
anything, immediately flush the contacted
area with water.
● Keep the battery out of the reach of children.
● The booster battery must be rated at 12
volts. Use of an improperly rated battery can
damage your vehicle.
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● Whenever working on or near a battery, always wear suitable eye protectors (for example, goggles or industrial safety spectacles) and remove rings, metal bands, or
any other jewelry. Do not lean over the battery when jump starting.
● Do not attempt to jump start a frozen battery.
It could explode and cause serious injury.
● Your vehicle has an automatic engine cooling fan. It could come on at any time. Keep
hands and other objects away from it.
If needed, Roadside Assistance is available.
Please see your Warranty Information Booklet
or Roadside Assistance I.D. Card for the toll-free
number to call (U.S.) or Warranty Information
Booklet (Canada).
1. Remove the battery cover and the engine
compartment cover. To remove the engine
compartment cover, unhook the clips as
illustrated.
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WARNING
Always follow the instructions below. Failure to
do so could result in damage to the charging
system and cause personal injury.
2. If the booster battery is in another vehicle
sA , position the two vehicles (sA and sB )
to bring their batteries into close proximity to each other.
Do not allow the two vehicles to touch.
3. Apply the parking brake. Move the selector lever to the P (Park) position. Switch
off all unnecessary electrical systems
(light, heater, air conditioner, etc.).
4. Remove vent caps on the battery (if so
equipped). Cover the battery with a firmly
wrung out moist cloth sC to reduce explosion hazard.
5. Connect jumper cables in the sequence as
illustrated (s1 → s2 → s3 → s4 ).
If the battery is discharged, the ignition
switch cannot be moved from the LOCK position and, if the steering lock is engaged, the
steering wheel cannot be moved. Connect
the jumper cables to the booster vehicle sB
before pushing the ignition switch and disengaging the steering lock.
CAUTION
● Always connect positive (+) to positive (+)
and negative (2) to body ground (as illustrated) — not to the battery.
● Make sure the jumper cables do not touch
moving parts in the engine compartment and
that the cable clamps do not contact any
other metal.
6. Start the engine of the booster vehicle sA
and let it run for a few minutes.
7. Keep the engine speed of the booster
vehicle sA at about 2,000 rpm, and start
the engine of the vehicle being jump
started sB .
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CAUTION
Do not keep the starter motor engaged for more
than 10 seconds. If the engine does not start
right away, push the ignition switch to the
LOCK position and wait 10 seconds before trying again.
8. After starting your engine, carefully disconnect the negative cable and then the
positive cable (s4 → s3 → s2 → s1 ).
9. Replace the vent caps (if so equipped).
Be sure to dispose of the cloth used to
cover the vent holes as it may be contaminated with corrosive acid.
10. Put the battery cover and the engine
compartment cover on.
Do not attempt to start the engine by pushing.
CAUTION
Automatic transmission models cannot be
push-started or tow-started. Attempting to do
so may cause transmission damage.
If needed, Roadside Assistance is available.
Please see your Warranty Information Booklet
or Roadside Assistance I.D. Card for the toll-free
number to call (U.S.) or Warranty & Roadside
Assistance Information Booklet (Canada).
CAUTION
● Do not continue to drive if your vehicle overheats. Doing so could cause engine damage
or a vehicle fire.
● To avoid the danger of being scalded, never
remove the radiator cap while the engine is
still hot. When the radiator cap is removed,
pressurized hot water will spurt out, possibly causing serious injury.
● Do not open the hood if steam is coming out.
If your vehicle is overheating (indicated by an
extremely high temperature gauge reading), or
if you feel a lack of engine power, detect
abnormal noise, etc., take the following steps:
1. Move the vehicle safely off the road, apply
the parking brake and move the selector
lever to the P (Park) position.
Do not stop the engine.
2. Turn off the climate control. Open all the
windows, move the heater or air conditioner temperature control to maximum
hot and fan control to high speed.
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3. If engine overheating is caused by climbing a long hill on a hot day, run the engine
at a fast idle (approximately 1,500 rpm)
until the temperature gauge indication
returns to normal.
4. Get out of the vehicle. Look and listen for
steam or coolant escaping from the radiator before opening the hood. (If steam or
coolant is escaping, turn off the engine.)
Do not open the hood further until no
steam or coolant can be seen.
5. Open the engine hood.
WARNING
If steam or water is coming from the engine,
stand clear to prevent getting burned.
6. Visually check drive belts for damage or
looseness. Also check if the cooling fan is
running. The radiator hoses and radiator
should not leak water. If coolant is leaking, the drive belts are missing or loose,
or the cooling fan does not run, stop the
engine.
WARNING
Be careful not to allow your hands, hair, jewelry
or clothing to come into contact with, or get
caught in, engine belts or the engine cooling
fan. The engine cooling fan can start at any
time.
7. After the engine cools down, check the
coolant level in the reservoir tank with the
engine running. Add coolant to the reservoir tank if necessary. Have your vehicle
repaired at the nearest INFINITI retailer.
If needed, Roadside Assistance is available.
Please see your Warranty Information Booklet
or Roadside Assistance I.D. Card for the toll-free
number to call (U.S.) or Warranty & Roadside
Assistance Information Booklet (Canada).
When towing your vehicle, all State (Provincial
in Canada) and local regulations for towing
must be followed. Incorrect towing equipment
could damage your vehicle. Towing instructions
are available from an INFINITI retailer. Local
service operators are familiar with the applicable laws and procedures for towing. To assure
proper towing and to prevent accidental damage to your vehicle, INFINITI recommends that
you have a service operator tow your vehicle. It
is advisable to have the service operator carefully read the following precautions.
WARNING
● Never ride in a vehicle that is being towed.
● Never get under your vehicle after it has been
lifted by a tow truck.
CAUTION
● When towing, make sure that the transmission, axles, steering system and powertrain
are in working condition. If any unit is damaged, dollies must be used.
● Always attach safety chains before towing.
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For information about towing your vehicle behind a recreational vehicle (RV), see “FLAT
TOWING” in the “9. Technical and consumer
information” section of this manual.
If needed, Roadside Assistance is available.
Please see your Warranty Information Booklet
or Roadside Assistance I.D. Card for the toll-free
number to call (U.S.) or Warranty & Roadside
Assistance Information Booklet (Canada).
TOWING RECOMMENDED BY INFINITI
Two-Wheel Drive (2WD) models
INFINITI recommends that your vehicle be towed
with the driving (rear) wheels off the ground or
place the vehicle on a flat bed truck as illustrated.
CAUTION
● Never tow automatic transmission models
with the rear wheels on the ground or four
wheels on the ground (forward or backward),
as this may cause serious and expensive
damage to the transmission. If it is necessary to tow the vehicle with the front wheels
raised, always use towing dollies under the
rear wheels.
Two-Wheel Drive (2WD) models
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● When towing rear wheel drive models with
the front wheels on the ground or on towing
dollies: Push the ignition switch to the ACC
or ON position, and secure the steering
wheel in a straight-ahead position with a
rope or similar device. Never secure the
steering wheel by selecting the LOCK position. This may damage the steering lock
mechanism.
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) models
INFINITI recommends that towing dollies be
used when towing your vehicle or place the
vehicle on a flatbed truck as illustrated.
CAUTION
Never tow AWD models with any of the wheels
on the ground as this may cause serious and
expensive damage to the powertrain.
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VEHICLE RECOVERY (freeing a stuck
vehicle)
WARNING
● Stand clear of a stuck vehicle.
● Do not spin your tires at high speed. This
could cause them to explode and result in
serious injury. Parts of your vehicle could
also overheat and be damaged.
Pulling a stuck vehicle
If your vehicle is stuck in sand, snow, mud, etc.,
use a tow strap or other device designed specifically for vehicle recovery. Always follow the
manufacturer’s instructions for the recovery device.
Do not use the tie down hooks for towing or
vehicle recovery.
Front :
Open the hook cover on the front bumper.
Securely install the vehicle recovery hook s1
stored with jacking tools as illustrated. Attach
the tow strap to the recovery hook. Make sure
that the hook is properly secured in the original
place after use.
Rear :
Do not use the tie down hook s2 to pull the
vehicle.
CAUTION
● Tow chains or cables must be attached only
to the vehicle recovery hooks or main structural members of the vehicle. Otherwise, the
vehicle body will be damaged.
● Do not use the vehicle tie down hooks to free
a vehicle stuck in sand, snow, mud, etc.
Never tow a vehicle using the vehicle tie
down hooks.
● Always pull the cable straight out from the
front of the vehicle. Never pull on the vehicle
at an angle.
● Pulling devices should be routed so they do
not touch any part of the suspension, steering, brake or cooling systems.
● Pulling devices such as ropes or canvas
straps are not recommended for use in vehicle towing or recovery.
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Rocking a stuck vehicle
If your vehicle is stuck in sand, snow, mud, etc.,
use the following procedure:
1. Turn off the Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)
system.
2. Make sure the area in front and behind
the vehicle is clear of obstructions.
3. Turn the steering wheel right and left to
clear an area around the front tires.
4. Slowly rock the vehicle forward and backward.
● Shift back and forth between R (Reverse)
and D (Drive).
● Apply the accelerator as little as possible
to maintain the rocking motion.
● Release the accelerator pedal before
shifting between R and D.
● Do not spin the tires above 35 MPH
(55 km/h).
5. If the vehicle cannot be freed after a few
tries, contact a professional towing service to remove the vehicle.
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MEMO
7 Appearance and care
Cleaning exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2
Washing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2
Waxing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2
Removing spots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3
Underbody. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3
Glass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3
Aluminum alloy wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3
Chrome parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3
Tire dressing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3
Cleaning interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-4
Air fresheners. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-4
Floor mats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-4
Seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5
Rear sunshade (if so equipped). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5
Corrosion protection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-6
Most common factors contributing to
vehicle corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-6
Environmental factors influence the rate of
corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-6
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In order to maintain the appearance of your
vehicle, it is important to take proper care of it.
To protect the paint surfaces, wash your vehicle
as soon as you can:
● after a rainfall to prevent possible damage
from acid rain
● after driving on coastal roads
● when contaminants such as soot, bird droppings, tree sap, metal particles or bugs get
on the paint surface
● when dust or mud builds up on the surface
Whenever possible, store or park your vehicle
inside a garage or in a covered area.
When it is necessary to park outside, park in a
shady area or protect the vehicle with a body
cover.
Be careful not to scratch the paint surface when
putting on or removing the body cover.
WASHING
Wash dirt off the vehicle with a wet sponge and
plenty of water. Clean the vehicle thoroughly
using a mild soap, a special vehicle soap or
general purpose dishwashing liquid mixed with
clean, lukewarm (never hot) water.
CAUTION
● Do not use car washes that use acid in the
detergent. Some car washes, especially
brushless ones, use some acid for cleaning.
The acid may react with some plastic vehicle
components, causing them to crack. This
could affect their appearance, and also could
cause them not to function properly. Always
check with your car wash to confirm that acid
is not used.
● Do not wash the vehicle with strong household soap, strong chemical detergents,
gasoline or solvents.
● Do not wash the vehicle in direct sunlight or
while the vehicle body is hot, as the surface
may become water-spotted.
● Avoid using tight-napped or rough cloths,
such as washing mitts. Care must be taken
when removing caked-on dirt or other foreign substances so the paint surface is not
scratched or damaged.
Rinse the vehicle thoroughly with plenty of
clean water.
Inside flanges, seams and folds on the doors,
hatches and hood are particularly vulnerable to
the effects of road salt. Therefore, these areas
must be regularly cleaned. Take care that the
drain holes in the lower edge of the door are
open. Spray water under the body and in the
wheel wells to loosen the dirt and wash away
road salt.
Avoid leaving water spots on the paint surface
by using a damp chamois to dry the vehicle.
WAXING
Regular waxing protects the paint surface and
helps retain new vehicle appearance. Polishing
is recommended to remove built-up wax residue
and to avoid a weathered appearance before
reapplying wax.
An INFINITI retailer can assist you in choosing
the proper product.
● Wax your vehicle only after a thorough washing. Follow the instructions supplied with
the wax.
● Do not use a wax containing any abrasives,
cutting compounds or cleaners that may
damage the vehicle finish.
Machine compound or aggressive polishing on
a base coat/clear coat paint finish may dull the
finish or leave swirl marks.
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REMOVING SPOTS
Remove tar and oil spots, industrial dust, insects, and tree sap as quickly as possible from
the paint surface to avoid lasting damage or
staining. Special cleaning products are available at an INFINITI retailer or any automotive
accessory stores.
UNDERBODY
In areas where road salt is used in winter, the
underbody must be cleaned regularly. This will
prevent dirt and salt from building up and
causing the acceleration of corrosion on the
underbody and suspension. Before the winter
period and again in the spring, the underseal
must be checked and, if necessary, re-treated.
GLASS
Use glass cleaner to remove smoke and dust
film from the glass surfaces. It is normal for
glass to become coated with a film after the
vehicle is parked in the hot sun. Glass cleaner
and a soft cloth will easily remove this film.
CAUTION
When cleaning the inside of the windows, do
not use sharp-edged tools, abrasive cleaners or
chlorine-based disinfectant cleaners. They
could damage the electrical conductors, radio
antenna elements or rear window defroster
elements.
ALUMINUM ALLOY WHEELS
Wash regularly with a sponge dampened in a
mild soap solution, especially during winter
months in areas where road salt is used. Salt
could discolor the wheels if not removed.
CAUTION
Follow the directions below to avoid staining or
discoloring the wheels:
● Do not use a cleaner that uses strong acid or
alkali contents to clean the wheels.
● Do not apply wheel cleaners to the wheels
when they are hot. The wheel temperature
should be the same as ambient temperature.
● Rinse the wheel to completely remove the
cleaner within 15 minutes after the cleaner is
applied.
CHROME PARTS
Clean chrome parts regularly with a non- abrasive chrome polish to maintain the finish.
TIRE DRESSING
INFINITI does not recommend the use of tire
dressings. Tire manufacturers apply a coating
to the tires to help reduce discoloration of the
rubber. If a tire dressing is applied to the tires,
it may react with the coating and form a compound. This compound may come off the tire
while driving and stain the vehicle paint.
If you choose to use a tire dressing, take the
following precautions:
● Use a water-based tire dressing. The coating
on the tire dissolves more easily with an
oil-based tire dressing.
● Apply a light coat of tire dressing to help
prevent it from entering the tire
tread/grooves (where it would be difficult to
remove).
● Wipe off excess tire dressing using a dry
towel. Make sure the tire dressing is completely removed from the tire tread/grooves.
● Allow the tire dressing to dry as recommended by tire dressing manufacturer.
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Occasionally remove loose dust from the interior trim, plastic parts and seats using a vacuum
cleaner or soft bristled brush. Wipe the vinyl
and leather surfaces with a clean, soft cloth
dampened in mild soap solution, then wipe
clean with a dry soft cloth.
Regular care and cleaning is required in order to
maintain the appearance of the leather.
Before using any fabric protector, read the
manufacturer’s recommendations. Some fabric
protectors contain chemicals that may stain or
bleach the seat material.
Use a cloth dampened only with water, to clean
the meter and gauge lens.
WARNING
Do not use water or acidic cleaners (hot steam
cleaners) on the seat. This can damage the seat
or occupant classification sensor. This can also
affect the operation of the air bag system and
result in serious personal injury.
CAUTION
● Never use benzine, thinner, or any similar
material.
● Small dirt particles can be abrasive and damaging to the leather surfaces and should be
removed promptly. Do not use saddle soap,
car waxes, polishes, oils, cleaning fluids,
solvents, detergents or ammonia-based
cleaners as they may damage the leather’s
natural finish.
● Never use fabric protectors unless recommended by the manufacturer.
● Do not use glass or plastic cleaner on meter
or gauge lens covers. It may damage the lens
cover.
AIR FRESHENERS
Most air fresheners use a solvent that could
affect the vehicle interior. If you use an air
freshener, take the following precautions:
● Hanging-type air fresheners can cause permanent discoloration when they contact vehicle interior surfaces. Place the air freshener in a location that allows it to hang free
and not contact an interior surface.
● Liquid-type air fresheners typically clip on
the vents. These products can cause immediate damage and discoloration when
spilled on interior surfaces.
Carefully read and follow the manufacturer’s
instructions before using air fresheners.
FLOOR MATS
The use of INFINITI floor mats can extend the life
of your vehicle carpet and make it easier to
clean the interior. No matter what mats are
used, be sure they are fitted for your vehicle and
are properly positioned in the footwell to prevent interference with pedal operation. Mats
should be maintained with regular cleaning and
replaced if they become excessively worn.
CLEANING INTERIOR
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Floor mat positioning aid
This vehicle includes front floor mat brackets to
act as floor mat positioning aid. INFINITI floor
mats have been specially designed for your
vehicle model. The front floor mats have grommet holes in them. To install, position the mat
by placing the floor mat bracket hook through
the floor mat grommet hole while centering the
mat in the footwell.
Periodically check to make certain that the mats
are properly positioned.
SEAT BELTS
The seat belts can be cleaned by wiping them
with a sponge dampened in a mild soap solution. Allow the belts to dry completely in the
shade before using them.
See “SEAT BELTS” in the “1. Safety — Seats,
seat belts and supplemental restraint system”
section.
WARNING
Do not allow wet seat belts to roll up in the
retractor. NEVER use bleach, dye, or chemical
solvents to clean the seat belts, since these
materials may severely weaken the seat belt
webbing.
REAR SUNSHADE (if so equipped)
Screen
To clean, fully extend the rear sunshade screen
and clean dust or dirt off using a vacuum
cleaner from the inside of the compartment.
See “REAR SUNSHADE” in the “2. Instruments
and controls” section for rear sunshade operation.
CAUTION
Be careful not to damage the screen while
cleaning.
Cover
Wipe the rear sunshade cover with a clean, dry
cloth.
CAUTION
Never use benzine, thinner or any other neutral
detergent as this may deform the cover.
SAI0031
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MOST COMMON FACTORS
CONTRIBUTING TO VEHICLE
CORROSION
● The accumulation of moisture-retaining dirt
and debris in body panel sections, cavities,
and other areas.
● Damage to paint and other protective coatings caused by gravel and stone chips or
minor traffic accidents.
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS INFLUENCE
THE RATE OF CORROSION
Moisture
Accumulation of sand, dirt and water on the
vehicle body underside can accelerate corrosion. Wet floor coverings will not dry completely
inside the vehicle, and should be removed for
drying to avoid floor panel corrosion.
Relative humidity
Corrosion will be accelerated in areas of high
relative humidity, especially those areas where
the temperatures stay above freezing where
atmospheric pollution exists, or where road salt
is used.
Temperature
A temperature increase will accelerate the rate
of corrosion to those parts which are not well
ventilated.
Air pollution
Industrial pollution, the presence of salt in the
air in coastal areas, or heavy road salt use will
accelerate the corrosion process. Road salt will
also accelerate the disintegration of paint surfaces.
TO PROTECT YOUR VEHICLE FROM
CORROSION
● Wash and wax your vehicle often to keep the
vehicle clean.
● Always check for minor damage to the paint
and repair it as soon as possible.
● Keep drain holes at the bottom of the doors
open to avoid water accumulation.
● Check the underbody for accumulation of
sand, dirt or salt. If present, wash with water
as soon as possible.
CAUTION
● NEVER remove dirt, sand or other debris from
the passenger compartment by washing it
out with a hose. Remove dirt with a vacuum
cleaner.
● Never allow water or other liquids to come in
contact with electronic components inside
the vehicle as this may damage them.
Chemicals used for road surface deicing are
extremely corrosive. They accelerate corrosion
and deterioration of underbody components
such as the exhaust system, fuel and brake
lines, brake cables, floor pan and fenders.
In winter, the underbody must be cleaned periodically.
For additional protection against rust and corrosion, which may be required in some areas,
consult an INFINITI retailer.
CORROSION PROTECTION
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8 Maintenance and do-it-yourself
Maintenance requirement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2
Scheduled maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2
General maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2
Where to go for service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2
General maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2
Explanation of maintenance items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2
Maintenance precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-5
Engine compartment check locations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-6
VK45DE engine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-6
VQ35HR engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-8
Engine cooling system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-10
Checking engine coolant level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-11
Changing engine coolant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-11
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-12
Checking engine oil level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-12
Changing engine oil and filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-12
Automatic transmission fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-15
5-speed automatic transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-15
7-speed automatic transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-15
Power steering fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-16
Brake fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-16
Brake fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-16
Window washer fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-17
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-17
Jump starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-19
Variable voltage control system (if so equipped) . . . . 8-19
Drive belts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-19
Spark plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-20
Replacing spark plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-21
Air cleaner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-21
Windshield wiper blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-22
Cleaning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-22
Replacing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-23
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-24
Self-adjusting brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-24
Brake pad wear warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-24
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-25
Engine compartment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-25
Passenger compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-27
Battery replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-28
Intelligent Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-28
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-30
Headlights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-31
Exterior and interior lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-32
Wheels and tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-34
Tire pressure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-34
Tire labeling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-38
Types of tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-40
Tire chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-41
Changing wheels and tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-41
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Your new INFINITI has been designed to have
minimum maintenance requirements with long
service intervals to save you both time and
money. However, some day-to-day and regular
maintenance is essential to maintain your INFINITI’s fine mechanical condition, as well as its
emission and engine performance.
It is the owner’s responsibility to make sure that
the scheduled maintenance, as well as general
maintenance, is performed.
As the vehicle owner, you are the only one who
can ensure that your vehicle receives the proper
maintenance. You are a vital link in the maintenance chain.
SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE
For your convenience, both required and optional scheduled maintenance items are described and listed in your “INFINITI Service and
Maintenance Guide”. You must refer to that
guide to ensure that necessary maintenance is
performed on your INFINITI at regular intervals.
GENERAL MAINTENANCE
General maintenance includes those items
which should be checked during normal day-today operation. They are essential for proper
vehicle operation. It is your responsibility to
perform these procedures regularly as prescribed.
Performing general maintenance checks requires minimal mechanical skill and only a few
general automotive tools.
These checks or inspections can be done by
yourself, a qualified technician or, if you prefer,
an INFINITI retailer.
WHERE TO GO FOR SERVICE
If maintenance service is required or your vehicle appears to malfunction, have the systems
checked and serviced by an INFINITI retailer.
INFINITI technicians are well-trained specialists
and are kept up-to-date with the latest service
information through technical bulletins, service
tips, and in-retailer information systems. They
are completely qualified to work on INFINITI
vehicles before work begins.
You can be confident that an INFINITI retailer’s
service department performs the best job to
meet the maintenance requirements on your
vehicle — in a reliable and economical way.
During the normal day-to-day operation of the
vehicle, general maintenance should be performed regularly as prescribed in this section. If
you detect any unusual sounds, vibrations or
smell, be sure to check for the cause or have an
INFINITI retailer do it promptly. In addition, you
should notify an INFINITI retailer if you think
that repairs are required.
When performing any checks or maintenance
work, see “MAINTENANCE PRECAUTIONS” later
in this section.
EXPLANATION OF MAINTENANCE
ITEMS
Additional information on the following items
with “*” is found later in this section.
Outside the vehicle
The maintenance items listed here should be
performed from time to time, unless otherwise
specified.
Doors and engine hood: Check that all doors
and the engine hood operate properly. Also
ensure that all latches lock securely. Lubricate
hinges, latches, latch pins, rollers and links if
necessary. Make sure that the secondary latch
keeps the hood from opening when the primary
latch is released.
MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENT GENERAL MAINTENANCE
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When driving in areas using road salt or other
corrosive materials, check lubrication frequently.
Lights*: Clean the headlights on a regular
basis. Make sure that the headlights, stop
lights, tail lights, turn signal lights, and other
lights are all operating properly and installed
securely. Also check headlight aim.
Road wheel nuts (lug nuts)*: When checking the
tires, make sure no wheel nuts are missing, and
check for any loose wheel nuts. Tighten if
necessary.
Tire rotation*: Tires should be rotated every
7,500 miles (12,000 km).
Tires*: Check the pressure with a gauge often
and always prior to long distance trips. If necessary, adjust the pressure in all tires, including the spare, to the pressure specified. Check
carefully for damage, cuts or excessive wear.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) transmitter components: Replace the TPMS transmitter grommet seal, valve core and cap when the
tires are replaced due to wear or age.
Wheel alignment and balance: If the vehicle
should pull to either side while driving on a
straight and level road, or if you detect uneven
or abnormal tire wear, there may be a need for
wheel alignment.
If the steering wheel or seat vibrates at normal
highway speeds, wheel balancing may be
needed.
For additional information regarding tires, refer
to “Important Tire Safety Information” (US) or
“Tire Safety Information” (Canada) in the
INFINITI Warranty Information Booklet.
Windshield: Clean the windshield on a regular
basis. Check the windshield at least every six
months for cracks or other damage. Have a
damaged windshield repaired by a qualified
repair facility.
Windshield wiper blades*: Check for cracks or
wear if they do not wipe properly.
Inside the vehicle
The maintenance items listed here should be
checked on a regular basis, such as when
performing scheduled maintenance, cleaning
the vehicle, etc.
Accelerator pedal: Check the pedal for smooth
operation and make sure the pedal does not
catch or require uneven effort. Keep the floor
mat away from the pedal.
Automatic transmission P (Park) position
mechanism: On a fairly steep hill, check that
the vehicle is held securely with the selector
lever in the P (Park) position without applying
any brakes.
Brake pedal: Check the pedal for smooth operation. If the brake pedal suddenly goes down
further than normal, the pedal feels spongy or
the vehicle seems to take longer to stop, see an
INFINITI retailer immediately. Keep the floor mat
away from the pedal.
Brakes: Check that the brakes do not pull the
vehicle to one side when applied.
Parking brake: Check the parking brake operation regularly. The vehicle should be securely
held on a fairly steep hill with only the parking
brake applied. If the parking brake needs adjustment, see an INFINITI retailer.
Seat belts: Check that all parts of the seat belt
system (for example, buckles, anchors, adjusters and retractors) operate properly and
smoothly, and are installed securely. Check the
belt webbing for cuts, fraying, wear or damage.
Seats: Check seat position controls such as
seat adjusters, seatback recliner, etc. to ensure
they operate smoothly and that all latches lock
securely in every position. Check that the head
restraints move up and down smoothly and that
the locks (if so equipped) hold securely in all
latched positions.
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Steering wheel: Check for changes in the steering conditions, such as excessive free play,
hard steering or strange noises.
Warning lights and chimes: Make sure that all
warning lights and chimes are operating properly.
Windshield defroster: Check that the air comes
out of the defroster outlets properly and in
sufficient quantity when operating the heater or
air conditioner.
Windshield wiper and washer*: Check that the
wipers and washer operate properly and that
the wipers do not streak.
Under the hood and vehicle
The maintenance items listed here should be
checked periodically (for example, each time
you check the engine oil or refuel).
Battery*: Check the fluid level in each cell. It
should be between the MAX and MIN lines.
Vehicles operated in high temperatures or under severe condition require frequent checks of
the battery fluid level.
Brake fluid level*: Make sure that the brake
fluid level is between the MAX and MIN lines on
the reservoir.
Engine coolant level*: Check the coolant level
when the engine is cold.
Engine drive belts*: Make sure that the drive
belts are not frayed, worn, cracked or oily.
Engine oil level*: Check the level after parking
the vehicle on a level surface and turning off the
engine. Wait more than 10 or 15 minutes for the
oil to drain back into the oil pan.
Exhaust system: Make sure there are no loose
supports, cracks or holes. If the sound of the
exhaust seems unusual or there is a smell of
exhaust fumes, immediately have the exhaust
system inspected by an INFINITI retailer. (See
“PRECAUTIONS WHEN STARTING AND DRIVING”
in the “5. Starting and driving” section for
exhaust gas (carbon monoxide).)
Fluid leaks: Check under the vehicle for fuel, oil,
water or other fluid leaks after the vehicle has
been parked for a while. Water dripping from
the air conditioner after use is normal. If you
should notice any leaks or if gasoline fumes are
evident, check for the cause and have it corrected immediately.
Power steering fluid level* and lines: Check the
level when the fluid is cold, with the engine off.
Check the lines for proper attachment, leaks,
cracks, etc.
Radiator and hoses: Check the front of the
radiator and clean off any dirt, insects, leaves,
etc., that may have accumulated. Make sure the
hoses have no cracks, deformation, rot or loose
connections.
Underbody: The underbody is frequently exposed to corrosive substances such as those
used on icy roads or to control dust. It is very
important to remove these substances, otherwise rust will form on the floor pan, frame, fuel
lines and around the exhaust system. At the
end of winter, the underbody should be thoroughly flushed with plain water, being careful
to clean those areas where mud and dirt may
accumulate. For additional information, see
“CLEANING EXTERIOR” in the “7. Appearance
and care” section.
Windshield washer fluid*: Check that there is
adequate fluid in the reservoir.
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When performing any inspection or maintenance work on your vehicle, always take care to
prevent serious accidental injury to yourself or
damage to the vehicle. The following are general precautions which should be closely observed.
WARNING
● Park the vehicle on a level surface, apply the
parking brake securely and block the wheels
to prevent the vehicle from moving. Move
the selector lever to P (Park).
● Be sure the ignition switch is in the LOCK
position when performing any parts replacement or repairs.
● If you must work with the engine running,
keep your hands, clothing, hair and tools
away from moving fans, belts and any other
moving parts.
● It is advisable to secure or remove any loose
clothing and remove any jewelry, such as
rings, watches, etc. before working on your
vehicle.
● Always wear eye protection whenever you
work on your vehicle.
● If you must run the engine in an enclosed
space such as a garage, be sure there is
proper ventilation for exhaust gases to
escape.
● Never get under the vehicle while it is supported only by a jack. If it is necessary to
work under the vehicle, support it with
safety stands.
● Keep smoking materials, flame and sparks
away from fuel tank and the battery.
● Your vehicle is equipped with an automatic
engine cooling fan. It may come on at any
time without warning, even if the ignition
key is in the OFF position and the engine is
not running. To avoid injury, always disconnect the negative battery cable before working near the fan.
● The fuel filter or fuel lines should be serviced
by an INFINITI retailer because the fuel lines
are under high pressure even when the engine is off.
CAUTION
● Do not work under the hood while the engine
is hot. Turn the engine off and wait until it
cools down.
● Avoid direct contact with used engine oil and
coolant. Improperly disposed engine oil, engine coolant and/or other vehicle fluids can
damage the environment. Always conform to
local regulations for disposal of vehicle
fluid.
● Never connect or disconnect the battery or
any transistorized component while the ignition switch is in the ON position.
● Never leave the engine or automatic transmission related component harnesses disconnected while the ignition switch is in the
ON position.
This “8. Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section gives instructions regarding only those
items which are relatively easy for an owner to
perform.
A genuine INFINITI Service Manual is also available. (See “OWNER’S MANUAL/SERVICE
MANUAL ORDER INFORMATION” in the “9. Technical and consumer information” section.)
You should be aware that incomplete or improper servicing may result in operating difficulties or excessive emissions, and could affect
warranty coverage. If in doubt about any servicing, we recommend that it be done by an INFINITI
retailer.
MAINTENANCE PRECAUTIONS
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VK45DE ENGINE
To remove the engine compartment cover, unhook the clips located as illustrated.
SDI1816
ENGINE COMPARTMENT CHECK
LOCATIONS
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1. Fuse/fusible link holder
2. Battery
3. Engine oil filler cap
4. Brake fluid reservoir
5. Window washer fluid reservoir
6. Engine coolant reservoir
7. Power steering fluid reservoir
8. Radiator filler cap
9. Engine drive belt location
10. Engine oil dipstick
11. Air cleaner
SDI2154
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VQ35HR ENGINE
To remove the engine compartment cover, unhook the clips located as illustrated.
SDI2308
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1. Fuse/fusible link holder
2. Battery
3. Radiator filler cap
4. Engine oil dipstick
5. Engine oil filler cap
6. Brake fluid reservoir
7. Window washer fluid reservoir
8. Power steering fluid reservoir
9. Air cleaner
10. Engine drive belt location
11. Engine coolant reservoir
SDI2307
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The engine cooling system is filled at the factory
with a high-quality, year-round, anti-freeze
coolant solution. The antifreeze solution contains rust and corrosion inhibitors, therefore
additional cooling system additives are not
necessary.
WARNING
● Never remove the radiator or coolant reservoir cap when the engine is hot. Wait until
the engine and radiator cool down. Serious
burns could be caused by high pressure fluid
escaping from the radiator. See precautions
in “IF YOUR VEHICLE OVERHEATS” in the “6.
In case of emergency” section of this
manual.
● The radiator is equipped with a pressure
type radiator cap. To prevent engine damage, use only a genuine NISSAN radiator cap.
CAUTION
When adding or replacing coolant, be sure to
use only a Genuine NISSAN Long Life
Antifreeze/Coolant (green) or equivalent with
the proper mixture ratio of 50% antifreeze and
50% demineralized or distilled water. The use
of other types of coolant solutions may damage
the engine cooling system.
Outside
temperature
down to
Anti-freeze Demineralized water
or distilled
water
°F °C
230 235 50% 50%
VK45DE engine
SDI1818B
VQ35HR engine
SDI2309
ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM
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CHECKING ENGINE COOLANT LEVEL
Check the coolant level in the reservoir when the
engine is cold. If the coolant level is below the
MIN level s1 , open the reservoir cap and add
coolant up to the MAX level s2 . If the reservoir
is empty, check the coolant level in the radiator
when the engine is cold.
For VK45DE engine model, remove the engine
cover by removing the 4 clips sA .
If there is insufficient coolant in the radiator, fill
the radiator with coolant up to the filler opening
and also add it to the reservoir up to the MAX
level s2 .
If the cooling system frequently requires coolant, have it checked by an INFINITI retailer.
CHANGING ENGINE COOLANT
Major cooling system repairs should be performed by an INFINITI retailer. The service procedures can be found in the appropriate INFINITI
Service Manual.
Improper servicing can result in reduced heater
performance and engine overheating.
WARNING
● To avoid the danger of being scalded, never
change the coolant when the engine is hot.
● Never remove the radiator cap when the engine is hot. Serious burns could be caused by
high pressure fluid escaping from the
radiator.
● Avoid direct skin contact with used coolant.
If skin contact is made, wash thoroughly
with soap or hand cleaner as soon as
possible.
● Keep coolant out of reach of children and
pets.
Engine coolant must be disposed of properly.
Check your local regulations.
SDI2310
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CHECKING ENGINE OIL LEVEL
1. Park the vehicle on a level surface and
apply the parking brake.
2. Run the engine until it reaches operating
temperature.
3. Turn off the engine. Wait more than 15
minutes for the oil to drain back into the oil
pan.
4. Remove the dipstick and wipe it clean.
Reinsert it all the way.
5. Remove the dipstick again and check the
oil level. It should be within the range s1 .
If the oil level is below s2 , remove the oil
filler cap and pour recommended oil
through the opening. Do not overfill s3 .
6. Recheck oil level with the dipstick.
It is normal to add some oil between oil maintenance intervals or during the break-in period,
depending on the severity of operating conditions.
CAUTION
Oil level should be checked regularly. Operating the engine with an insufficient amount of oil
can damage the engine, and such damage is
not covered by warranty.
CHANGING ENGINE OIL AND FILTER
Change the engine oil and filter according to the
maintenance intervals shown in the INFINITI
Service and Maintenance Guide.
Vehicle set-up
1. Park the vehicle on a level surface and
apply the parking brake.
2. Run the engine until it reaches operating
temperature.
3. Turn the engine off and wait more than 15
minutes.
4. Raise and support the vehicle using a
suitable floor jack and safety jack stands.
● Place the safety jack stands under the
vehicle jack-up points.
● A suitable adapter should be attached to
the jack stand saddle.
5. Remove the plastic engine undercover.
a. Remove the small plastic clip at the center
point of the undercover.
b. Then remove the other bolts that hold the
undercover in place.
VK45DE engine
SDI1822
VQ35HR engine
SDI2045
ENGINE OIL
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CAUTION
Make sure the correct lifting and support
points are used to avoid vehicle damage.
VK45DE engine-1
SDI1824
VK45DE engine-2
SDI1826
VQ35HR engine (2WD models)
SDI2311
VQ35HR engine (AWD models)
SDI2047
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Engine oil and filter
1. Place a large drain pan under the drain
plug.
2. Remove the oil filler cap.
3. Remove the drain plug s1 with a wrench
and completely drain the oil.
CAUTION
Be careful not to burn yourself, as the engine oil
is hot.
● Waste oil must be disposed of properly.
● Check your local regulations.
Perform steps 4 to 7 only when the engine oil
filter change is needed.
4. Loosen the oil filter s2 with an oil filter
wrench. Remove the oil filter by turning it
by hand.
5. Wipe the engine oil filter mounting surface with a clean rag.
CAUTION
Be sure to remove any old rubber gasket remaining on the mounting surface of the engine.
Failure to do so could lead to engine failure.
6. Coat the gasket on the new filter with
clean engine oil.
7. Screw in the oil filter clockwise until a
slight resistance is felt, then tighten additionally more than 2/3 turn.
Oil filter tightening torque:
11 to 15 ft-lb
(14.7 to 20.5 N·m)
8. Clean and re-install the drain plug with a
new washer. Securely tighten the drain
plug with a wrench.
Drain plug tightening torque:
22 to 29 ft-lb
(29 to 39 N·m)
Do not use excessive force.
9. Refill engine with recommended oil and
install the oil filler cap securely.
CAUTION
The dipstick must be inserted in place to prevent oil spillage from the dipstick hole while
filling the engine with oil.
See “CAPACITIES AND RECOMMENDED
FUEL/LUBRICANTS” in the “9. Technical and
consumer information” section for drain and
refill capacity. The drain and refill capacity
depends on the oil temperature and drain time.
Use these specifications for reference only.
Always use the dipstick to determine the proper
amount of oil in the engine.
10. Start the engine and check for leakage
around the drain plug and the oil filter.
Correct as required.
11. Turn the engine off and wait more than 15
minutes. Check the oil level with the
dipstick. Add engine oil if necessary.
After the operation
1. Install the engine undercover into position
as the following steps.
a. Pull the center of the small plastic clip
out.
b. Hold the engine undercover into position.
c. Insert the clip through the undercover into
the hole in the frame, then push the
center of the clip in to lock the clip in
place.
d. Install the other bolts that hold the undercover in place. Be careful not to strip
the bolts or over-tighten them.
2. Lower the vehicle carefully to the ground.
3. Dispose of waste oil and filter properly.
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WARNING
● Prolonged and repeated contact with used
engine oil may cause skin cancer.
● Try to avoid direct skin contact with used oil.
If skin contact is made, wash thoroughly
with soap or hand cleaner as soon as
possible.
● Keep used engine oil out of reach of children.
5-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
When checking or replacement is required, we
recommend an INFINITI retailer for servicing.
CAUTION
● Use Genuine NISSAN Matic S ATF. If Genuine
NISSAN Matic S ATF is not available, Genuine
NISSAN Matic J ATF may also be used.
● Using automatic transmission fluid other
than Genuine NISSAN Matic S ATF or Matic J
ATF will cause deterioration in driveability
and automatic transmission durability, and
may damage the automatic transmission,
which is not covered by the INFINITI new vehicle limited warranty.
7-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Contact an INFINITI retailer if replacement is
required.
CAUTION
● Use only Genuine NISSAN Matic S ATF. Do
not mix with other fluids.
● Using automatic transmission fluid other
than Genuine NISSAN Matic S ATF will cause
deterioration in driveability and automatic
transmission durability, and may damage
the automatic transmission, which is not
covered by the INFINITI new vehicle limited
warranty.
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID
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Check the fluid level in the reservoir.
The fluid level should be checked using the HOT
range (s1 : HOT MAX., s2 : HOT MIN.) at fluid
temperatures of 122 to 176°F (50 to 80°C) or
using the COLD range (s3 : COLD MAX., s4 :
COLD MIN.) at fluid temperatures of 32 to 86°F
(0 to 30°C).
If the fluid is below the MIN line, add Genuine
NISSAN PSF or equivalent. Remove the cap and
fill through the opening.
CAUTION
● Do not overfill.
● Use Genuine NISSAN PSF or equivalent.
For further brake fluid information, see “CAPACITIES AND RECOMMENDED
FUEL/LUBRICANTS” in the “9. Technical and
consumer information” section of this manual.
WARNING
● Use only new fluid from a sealed container.
Old, inferior or contaminated fluid may damage the brake system. The use of improper
fluids can damage the brake system and affect the vehicle’s stopping ability.
● Clean the filler cap before removing.
● Brake fluid is poisonous and should be
stored carefully in marked containers out of
the reach of children.
CAUTION
Do not spill the fluid on any painted surfaces.
This will damage the paint. If fluid is spilled,
wash the surface with water.
BRAKE FLUID
Check the fluid level in the reservoir. If the fluid
is below the MIN line s2 or the brake warning
light comes on, add Genuine NISSAN Super
Heavy Duty Brake Fluid or equivalent DOT 3 fluid
up to the MAX line s1 . If fluid must be added
frequently, the system should be checked by an
INFINITI retailer.
SDI1765A SDI1828
POWER STEERING FLUID BRAKE FLUID
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Fill the window washer fluid reservoir periodically. Add window washer fluid when the low
window washer fluid warning light comes on.
To fill the window washer fluid reservoir, lift the
cap off the reservoir tank and pour the window
washer fluid into the tank opening.
Add a washer solvent to the washer for better
cleaning. In the winter season, add a windshield washer antifreeze. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the mixture ratio.
Refill the reservoir more frequently when driving conditions require an increased amount of
window washer fluid.
Recommended fluid is Genuine NISSAN Windshield Washer Concentrate Cleaner & Antifreeze
or equivalent.
CAUTION
● Do not substitute engine anti-freeze coolant
for window washer solution. This may result
in damage to the paint.
● Do not fill the window washer reservoir tank
with washer fluid concentrates at full
strength. Some methyl alcohol based
washer fluid concentrates may permanently
stain the grille if spilled while filling the window washer reservoir tank.
● Pre-mix washer fluid concentrates with water to the manufacturer’s recommended levels before pouring the fluid into the window
washer reservoir tank. Do not use the window washer reservoir tank to mix the washer
fluid concentrate and water.
● Keep the battery surface clean and dry.
Clean the battery with a solution of baking
soda and water.
● Make certain the terminal connections are
clean and securely tightened.
● If the vehicle is not to be used for 30 days or
longer, disconnect the negative (2) battery
terminal cable to prevent discharging it.
WARNING
● Do not expose the battery to flames or electrical sparks. Hydrogen gas generated by
the battery is explosive. Do not allow battery
fluid to contact your skin, eyes, fabrics, or
painted surfaces. After touching a battery or
battery cap, do not touch or rub your eyes.
Thoroughly wash your hands. If the acid contacts your eyes, skin or clothing, immediately flush with water for at least 15 minutes
and seek medical attention.
● Do not operate the vehicle if the fluid in the
battery is low. Low battery fluid can cause a
higher load on the battery which can generate heat, reduce battery life, and in some
cases lead to an explosion.
● When working on or near a battery, always
wear suitable eye protection and remove all
jewelry.
SDI1829
WINDOW WASHER FLUID BATTERY
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● Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds.
Wash hands after handling.
● Keep the battery out of the reach of children.
Check the fluid level in each cell. (Remove the
battery cover if it is necessary.) It should be
between the UPPER LEVEL s1 and LOWER LEVEL
s2 lines.
If it is necessary to add fluid, add only distilled
water to bring the level to the indicator in each
filler opening. Do not overfill.
1. Remove the cell plugs sA .
2. Add distilled water up to the UPPER LEVEL
s1 line.
If the side of the battery is not clear, check
the distilled water level by looking directly
above the cell; the condition s1 indicates
OK and the conditions s2 needs more to be
added.
3. Tighten cell plugs sA .
Vehicles operated in high temperatures or under severe conditions require frequent checks
of the battery fluid level.
DI0137MA SDI1480C
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JUMP STARTING
If jump starting is necessary, see “JUMP STARTING” in the “6. In case of emergency” section. If
the engine does not start by jump starting, the
battery may have to be replaced. Contact an
INFINITI retailer.
CAUTION
● Do not ground accessories directly to the
battery terminal. Doing so will bypass the
variable voltage control system and the vehicle battery may not charge completely.
● Use electrical accessories with the engine
running to avoid discharging the vehicle
battery.
The variable voltage control system measures
the amount of electrical discharge from the
battery and controls voltage generated by the
generator.
1. Power steering fluid pump
2. Alternator
3. Crankshaft pulley
4. Air conditioner compressor
5. Drive belt auto-tensioner
VQ35HR engine
SDI2152
VARIABLE VOLTAGE CONTROL SYSTEM (if
so equipped)
DRIVE BELTS
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1. Water pump
2. Alternator
3. Crankshaft pulley
4. Power steering fluid pump
5. Air conditioner compressor
WARNING
Be sure the ignition switch is in the LOCK position before servicing drive belts. The engine
could rotate unexpectedly.
1. Visually inspect each belt for signs of
unusual wear, cuts, fraying or looseness.
If the belt is in poor condition or loose,
have it replaced or adjusted by an INFINITI
retailer.
2. Have the belts checked regularly for condition and tension.
WARNING
Be sure the engine and the ignition switch are
off and that the parking brake is engaged
securely.
CAUTION
Be sure to use the correct socket to remove the
spark plugs. An incorrect socket can damage
the spark plugs.
VK45DE engine
SDI1411B
SPARK PLUGS
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REPLACING SPARK PLUGS
If replacement is required, see an INFINITI retailer for servicing.
Platinum-tipped spark plugs (for
VK45DE engine model)
It is not necessary to replace the iridium-tipped
spark plugs as frequently as the conventional
type spark plugs since they will last much
longer. Follow the maintenance log shown in
the “INFINITI Service and Maintenance Guide”.
Do not reuse the spark plugs by cleaning or
regapping.
Always replace spark plugs with recommended
or equivalent ones.
Iridium-tipped spark plugs (for
VQ35HR engine model)
It is not necessary to replace the iridium-tipped
spark plugs as frequently as the conventional
type spark plugs since they will last much
longer. Follow the maintenance schedule in
“INFINITI Service and Maintenance Guide”, but
do not reuse them by cleaning or regapping.
Always replace spark plugs with recommended
or equivalent ones.
Remove the retainers s1 as illustrated and pull
out the filter element s2 .
The filter element should not be cleaned and
reused. Replace it according to the mainteSDI2020
VQ35HR engine
SDI2033
AIR CLEANER
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nance log shown in the “INFINITI Service and
Maintenance Guide”. When replacing the filter,
wipe the inside of the air cleaner housing and
the cover with a damp cloth.
WARNING
● Operating the engine with the air cleaner
removed can cause you or others to be
burned. The air cleaner not only cleans the
air, it stops flame if the engine backfires. If it
isn’t there, and the engine backfires, you
could be burned. Do not drive with the air
cleaner removed, and be careful when working on the engine with the air cleaner
removed.
● Never pour fuel into the throttle body or attempt to start the engine with the air cleaner
removed. Doing so could result in serious
injury.
CLEANING
If your windshield is not clear after using the
windshield washer or if a wiper blade chatters
when running, wax or other material may be on
the blade or windshield.
Clean the outside of the windshield with a
washer solution or a mild detergent. Your windshield is clean if beads do not form when
rinsing with clear water.
Clean each blade by wiping it with a cloth
soaked in a washer solution or a mild detergent. Then rinse the blade with clear water. If
your windshield is still not clear after cleaning
the blades and using the wiper, replace the
blades.
CAUTION
Worn windshield wiper blades can damage the
windshield and impair driver vision.
VK45DE engine
SDI1830
WINDSHIELD WIPER BLADES
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REPLACING
Replace the wiper blades if they are worn.
1. Push the ignition switch to the ON position and turn the windshield wiper switch
on. Push the ignition switch to the LOCK
position when the wiper is in the fully up
position. The wiper will stop as illustrated.
The wiper should be in the fully up position to
avoid scratching the engine hood or wiper
arm.
2. Pull the wiper arm.
3. Push the release tab sA , and then move
the wiper blade down the wiper arm s1
while pushing the release tab to remove.
4. Insert the new wiper blade onto the wiper
arm until a click sounds.
5. Rotate the wiper blade so the dimple is in
the groove.
CAUTION
● After wiper blade replacement, return the
wiper arm to its original position;
otherwise it may be damaged when the hood
is opened.
● Make sure the wiper blades contact the
glass; otherwise the arm may be damaged
from wind pressure.
SDI2185 SDI1649
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If you wax the surface of the hood, be careful
not to let wax get into the washer nozzle sA .
This may cause clogging or improper windshield washer operation. If wax gets into the
nozzle, remove it with a needle or small pin sB .
If the brakes do not operate properly, have the
brakes checked by an INFINITI retailer.
SELF-ADJUSTING BRAKES
Your vehicle is equipped with self-adjusting
brakes.
The disc-type brakes self-adjust every time the
brake pedal is applied.
WARNING
See an INFINITI retailer for a brake system
check if the brake pedal height does not return
to normal.
BRAKE PAD WEAR WARNINGS
The disc brake pads have audible wear warnings. When a brake pad requires replacement, it
will make a high pitched scraping sound when
the vehicle is in motion. This scraping sound
will first occur only when the brake pedal is
depressed. After more wear of the brake pad,
the sound will always be heard even if the brake
pedal is not depressed. Have the brakes
checked as soon as possible if the wear warning sound is heard.
Under some driving or climate conditions, occasional brake squeak, squeal or other noise may
be heard. Occasional brake noise during light to
moderate stops is normal and does not affect
the function or performance of the brake system.
Proper brake inspection intervals should be followed. For additional information, see the maintenance log section of your “INFINITI Service
and Maintenance Guide”.
SDI1832
BRAKES
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Some vehicles are equipped with engine compartment and passenger compartment fuse
boxes that use only type sA fuses. Other vehicles are equipped with type sA fuses in the
engine compartment fuse box and type sB
fuses in the passenger compartment fuse box.
Type sA fuses are provided as spare fuses. They
are stored in the passenger compartment fuse
box.
Type sA fuses can be installed in the engine
compartment and passenger compartment fuse
boxes.
If a type sA fuse is used to replace a type sB
fuse, the type sA fuse will not be level with the
fuse pocket as shown in the illustration. This
will not affect the performance of the fuse.
Make sure the fuse is installed in the fuse box
securely.
Type sB fuses cannot be installed in the underhood fuse boxes. Only use type sA fuses in the
underhood fuse boxes.
ENGINE COMPARTMENT
CAUTION
Never use a fuse of a higher or lower amperage
rating than that specified on the fuse box cover.
This could damage the electrical system or
cause a fire.
If any electrical equipment does not operate,
check for an open fuse.
1. Be sure the ignition switch is pushed to
the LOCK position and the headlight
switch is turned off.
SDI1751 SDI1752 SDI1479A
FUSES
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2. Open the engine hood and remove the
cover on the battery and the fuse/fusible
link holder.
3. Remove the fuse/fusible link holder
cover.
4. Remove the fuse with the fuse puller.
5. If the fuse is open sA , replace it with a
new fuse sB . Spare fuses are stored in the
passenger compartment fuse box.
6. If a new fuse also opens, have the electrical system checked and repaired by an
INFINITI retailer.
Fusible links
If any electrical equipment does not operate
and fuses are in good condition, check the
fusible links. If any of these fusible links are
melted, replace only with genuine INFINITI
parts.
SDI1753
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PASSENGER COMPARTMENT
CAUTION
Never use a fuse of a higher or lower amperage
rating than that specified on the fuse box cover.
This could damage the electrical system or
cause a fire.
If any electrical equipment does not operate,
check for an open fuse.
1. Be sure the ignition switch is pushed to
the LOCK position and the headlight
switch is turned off.
2. Open the fuse box lid.
3. Remove the fuse with the fuse puller sA .
4. If the fuse is open sA , replace it with a
new fuse sB . Spare fuses are stored in the
fuse box.
5. If a new fuse also opens, have the electrical system checked and repaired by an
INFINITI retailer.
SDI1833 SDI1754
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CAUTION
Be careful not to allow children to swallow the
battery and removed parts.
INTELLIGENT KEY
To replace the battery:
1. Release the lock knob at the back of the
Intelligent Key and remove the mechanical
key.
2. Insert a flat-blade screwdriver sA
wrapped with a cloth into the slit sB of
the corner and twist it to separate the
upper part from the lower part.
3. Replace the battery with a new one.
Recommended battery:
CR2025 or equivalent
● Do not touch the internal circuit and
electric terminals as it could cause a
malfunction.
● Hold the battery by the edges. Holding
the battery across the contact points will
seriously deplete the storage capacity.
● Make sure that the + side faces the
bottom of the case.
SDI2294
BATTERY REPLACEMENT
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4. Align the tips of the upper and lower
parts, and then push them together until
it is securely closed.
5. Operate the buttons to check its operation.
See an INFINITI retailer if you need any assistance for replacement.
FCC Notice:
This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class B digital device
pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and
can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to
radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning
the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged
to try to correct the interference by one or more
of the following measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
– Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a
circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
– Consult the retailer or an experienced
radio/TV technician for help.
SDI1889
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1. Front turn signal light
2. Front park light/Headlight (high-beam)
3. Headlight (low-beam)
4. Map light
5. Rear personal light
6. Front fog light
7. Front side marker light
8. Front side turn signal light
9. Front sill plate light
10. Step light
11. License plate light
12. High-mounted stop light
13. Rear turn signal light
14. Trunk light
15. Back-up light
16. Tail/stop light
17. Rear side marker light
SDI2156
LIGHTS
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HEADLIGHTS
Fog may temporarily form inside the lens of the
exterior lights in the rain or in a car wash. A
temperature difference between the inside and
the outside of the lens causes the fog. This is
not a malfunction. If large drops of water collect
inside the lens, contact an INFINITI retailer.
Replacing
Xenon headlight model :
WARNING
HIGH VOLTAGE
When xenon headlights are on, they produce a
high voltage. To prevent an electric shock,
never attempt to modify or disassemble. Always have your xenon headlights replaced at
an INFINITI retailer. For additional information,
see “HEADLIGHT AND TURN SIGNAL SWITCH” in
the “2. Instruments and controls” section.
Use the same number and wattage as originally
installed:
Low beam (Xenon):
Wattage: 35
Bulb no.: D2S
High beam (Halogen):
Wattage: 60
Bulb no.: HB3
If replacement is required, see an INFINITI retailer.
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EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR LIGHTS
Item Wattage (W) Bulb No.
Front turn signal light* 21 WY21W
Front fog light* 55 H11
Front park light* 5 W5W
Front side turn signal light* 5 W5W
Rear combination light*
back-up 18 W16W
turn signal 21 WY21W
stop/tail/side marker LED —
License plate light* 5 W5W
Map light 8 —
Rear personal light 8 —
Vanity mirror light 1.8 —
Step light* 3.4 —
Front sill plate light*
Trunk light* 5 —
High-mounted stop light* LED —
*: See an INFINITI retailer for replacement.
NOTE: Always check with the Parts Department at an INFINITI retailer for the latest information about
parts.
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: REMOVE
: INSTALL
Replacement procedures
All other lights are either type A, B, C, D or E.
When replacing a bulb, first remove the lens
and/or cover.
SDI2306
Map light
SDI2334
Rear personal light
SDI1838
Vanity mirror light
SDI1839
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If you have a flat tire, see “FLAT TIRE” in the “6. In
case of emergency” section.
TIRE PRESSURE
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
(TPMS)
This vehicle is equipped with the Tire Pressure
Monitoring System (TPMS). It monitors tire
pressure of all tires except the spare. When the
low tire pressure warning light is lit, one or
more of your tires is significantly underinflated.
The TPMS will activate only when the vehicle is
driven at speeds above 16 MPH (25 km/h). Also,
this system may not detect a sudden drop in tire
pressure (for example a flat tire while driving).
For more details, see “Low tire pressure warning light” in the “2. Instruments and controls”
section, “Tire Pressure information” in the “4.
Monitor, climate, audio, phone and voice recognition systems” section, “TIRE PRESSURE
MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)” in the “5. Starting and driving” section and “TIRE PRESSURE
MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)” in the “6. In case
of emergency” section.
Tire inflation pressure
Check the pressure of the tires (including the spare) often and always prior to
long distance trips. The recommended
tire pressure specifications are shown
on the Tire and Loading Information
label under the “Cold Tire Pressure”
heading. The Tire and Loading Information label is affixed to the driver side
center pillar. Tire pressures should be
checked regularly because:
● Most tires naturally lose air over time.
● Tires can lose air suddenly when
driven over potholes or other objects
or if the vehicle strikes a curb while
parking.
The tire pressures should be checked
when the tires are cold. The tires are
considered COLD after the vehicle has
been parked for 3 or more hours, or
driven less than 1 mile (1.6 km) at moderate speeds.
Incorrect tire pressure, including under
inflation, may adversely affect tire life
and vehicle handling.
WARNING
● Improperly inflated tires can fail suddenly and cause an accident.
● The Gross Vehicle Weight rating
(GVWR) is located on the F.M.V.S.S./
C.M.V.S.S. certification label. The vehicle weight capacity is indicated on
the Tire and Loading Information label. Do not load your vehicle beyond
this capacity. Overloading your vehicle may result in reduced tire life,
unsafe operating conditions due to
premature tire failure, or unfavorable
handling characteristics and could
also lead to a serious accident. Loading beyond the specified capacity
may also result in failure of other vehicle components.
WHEELS AND TIRES
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● Before taking a long trip, or whenever
you heavily load your vehicle, use a
tire pressure gauge to ensure that the
tire pressures are at the specified
level.
● For additional information regarding
tires, refer to “Important Tire Safety
Information” (US) or “Tire Safety Information” (Canada) in the Warranty
Information Booklet.
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Tire and Loading Information label
s1 Seating capacity: The maximum number of occupants that can be seated
in the vehicle.
s2 Vehicle load limit: See “VEHICLE
LOADING INFORMATION” in the “9.
Technical and consumer information” section.
s3 Original size: The size of the tires
originally installed on the vehicle at
the factory.
s4 Cold tire pressure: Inflate the tires to
this pressure when the tires are cold.
Tires are considered COLD after the
vehicle has been parked for 3 or
more hours, or driven less than 1 mile
(1.6 km) at moderate speeds. The
recommended cold tire inflation is
set by the manufacturer to provide
the best balance of tire wear, vehicle
handling, driveability, tire noise,
etc., up to the vehicle’s GVWR.
s5 Tire size — see “TIRE LABELING” later
in this section.
s6 Spare tire size or compact spare tire
size (if so equipped)SDI2340
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Checking the tire pressure
1. Remove the valve stem cap from the
tire.
2. Press the pressure gauge squarely
onto the valve stem. Do not press too
hard or force the valve stem sideways, or air will escape. If the hissing
sound of air escaping from the tire is
heard while checking the pressure,
reposition the gauge to eliminate this
leakage.
3. Remove the gauge.
4. Read the tire pressure on the gauge
stem and compare it to the specification shown on the Tire and Loading
Information label.
5. Add air to the tire as needed. If too
much air is added, press the core of
the valve stem briefly with the tip of
the gauge stem to release pressure.
Recheck the pressure and add or release air as needed.
6. Install the valve stem cap.
7. Check the pressure of all other tires,
including the spare.
SIZE COLD TIRE
INFLATION
PRESSURE
FRONT
ORIGINAL
TIRE
P245/
45R18 96V
230 kPa,
33 PSI
245/
40R19
94W
230 kPa,
33 PSI
REAR
ORIGINAL
TIRE
P245/
45R18 96V
230 kPa,
33 PSI
245/
40R19
94W
230 kPa,
33 PSI
SPARE
TIRE
T145/
80D17
420 kPa,
60 PSI
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TIRE LABELING
Federal law requires tire manufacturers
to place standardized information on the
sidewall of all tires. This information
identifies and describes the fundamental characteristics of the tire and also
provides the tire identification number
(TIN) for safety standard certification.
The TIN can be used to identify the tire in
case of a recall.
s1 Tire size (example: P215/60R16 94H)
1. P: The “P” indicates the tire is designed for passenger vehicles. (Not all
tires have this information.)
2. Three-digit number (215): This number gives the width in millimeters of
the tire from sidewall edge to sidewall edge.
3. Two-digit number (60): This number,
known as the aspect ratio, gives the
tire’s ratio of height to width.
4. R: The “R” stands for radial.
5. Two-digit number (16): This number is
the wheel or rim diameter in inches.
6. Two- or three-digit number (94): This
number is the tire’s load index. It is a
measurement of how much weight
each tire can support. You may not
find this information on all tires because it is not required by law.
7. H: Tire speed rating. You should not
drive the vehicle faster than the tire
speed rating.
Example
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Example
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s2 TIN (Tire Identification Number) for a
new tire (example: DOT XX XX XXX
XXXX)
1. DOT: Abbreviation for the “Department of Transportation”. The symbol
can be placed above, below or to the
left or right of the Tire Identification
Number.
2. Two-digit code: Manufacturer’s identification mark
3. Two-digit code: Tire size
4. Three-digit code: Tire type code (Optional)
5. Three-digit code: Date of Manufacture
6. Four numbers represent the week and
year the tire was built. For example,
the numbers 3103 means the 31st
week of 2003. If these numbers are
missing, then look on the other sidewall of the tire.
s3 Tire ply composition and material
The number of layers or plies of
rubber-coated fabric in the tire.
Tire manufacturers also must indicate the materials in the tire, which
include steel, nylon, polyester, and
others.
s4 Maximum permissible inflation pressure
This number is the greatest amount
of air pressure that should be put in
the tire. Do not exceed the maximum
permissible inflation pressure.
s5 Maximum load rating
This number indicates the maximum
load in kilograms and pounds that
can be carried by the tire. When
replacing the tires on the vehicle,
always use a tire that has the same
load rating as the factory installed
tire.
s6 Term of “tubeless” or “tube type”
Indicates whether the tire requires an
inner tube (“tube type”) or not
(“tubeless”).
s7 The word “radial”
The word “radial” is shown, if the tire
has radial structure.
s8 Manufacturer or brand name
Manufacturer or brand name is
shown.
Other tire-related terminology:
In addition to the many terms that are
defined throughout this section, Intended Outboard Sidewall is (1) the sidewall that contains a whitewall, bears
Example
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white lettering or bears manufacturer,
brand and/or model name molding that
is higher or deeper than the same molding on the other sidewall of the tire, or
(2) the outward facing sidewall of an
asymmetrical tire that has a particular
side that must always face outward
when mounted on a vehicle.
TYPES OF TIRES
WARNING
● When changing or replacing tires, be sure all
four tires are of the same type (Example:
Summer, All Season or Snow) and construction. An INFINITI retailer may be able to help
you with information about tire type, size,
speed rating and availability.
● Replacement tires may have a lower speed
rating than the factory equipped tires, and
may not match the potential maximum vehicle speed. Never exceed the maximum
speed rating of the tire.
● Replacing tires with those not originally
specified by INFINITI could affect the proper
operation of the TPMS.
● For additional information regarding tires,
refer to “Important Tire Safety Information”
(US) or “Tire Safety Information” (Canada) in
the Warranty Information Booklet.
All season tires
INFINITI specifies all season tires on some
models to provide good performance all year,
including snowy and icy road conditions. All
Season tires are identified by ALL SEASON
and/or M&S (Mud and Snow) on the tire sidewall. Snow tires have better snow traction than
All Season tires and may be more appropriate in
some areas.
Summer tires
INFINITI specifies summer tires on some models
to provide superior performance on dry roads.
Summer tire performance is substantially reduced in snow and ice. Summer tires do not
have the tire traction rating M&S on the tire
sidewall.
If you plan to operate your vehicle in snowy or
icy conditions, INFINITI recommends the use of
SNOW tires or ALL SEASON tires on all four
wheels.
Snow tires
If snow tires are needed, it is necessary to
select tires equivalent in size and load rating to
the original equipment tires. If you do not, it can
adversely affect the safety and handling of your
vehicle.
Generally, snow tires will have lower speed
ratings than factory equipped tires and may not
match the potential maximum vehicle speed.
Never exceed the maximum speed rating of the
tire.
If you install snow tires, they must be the same
size, brand, construction and tread pattern on
all four wheels.
For additional traction on icy roads, studded
tires may be used. However, some U.S. states
and Canadian provinces prohibit their use.
Check local, state and provincial laws before
installing studded tires. Skid and traction capabilities of studded snow tires, on wet or dry
surfaces, may be poorer than that of nonstudded snow tires.
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TIRE CHAINS
Use of tire chains may be prohibited according
to location. Check the local laws before installing tire chains. When installing tire chains,
make sure they are the proper size for the tires
on your vehicle and are installed according to
the chain manufacturer’s suggestions. Use only
SAE Class S chains. Class “S” chains are used
on vehicles with restricted tire to vehicle clearance. Vehicles that can use Class “S” chains are
designed to meet the SAE standard minimum
clearances between the tire and the closest
vehicle suspension or body component required to accommodate the use of a winter
traction device (tire chains or cables). The minimum clearances are determined using the factory equipped tire size. Other types may damage your vehicle. Use chain tensioners when
recommended by the tire chain manufacturer to
ensure a tight fit. Loose end links of the tire
chain must be secured or removed to prevent
the possibility of whipping action damage to
the fenders or underbody. If possible, avoid
fully loading your vehicle when using tire
chains. In addition, drive at a reduced speed.
Otherwise, your vehicle may be damaged
and/or vehicle handling and performance may
be adversely affected.
Tire chains must be installed only on the rear
wheels and not on the front wheels.
Never install tire chains on a TEMPORARY USE
ONLY spare tire.
Do not use tire chains on dry roads. Driving with
tire chains in such conditions can cause damage to the various mechanisms of the vehicle
due to some overstress.
CHANGING WHEELS AND TIRES
Tire rotation
INFINITI recommends rotating the tires
every 7,500 miles (12,000 km). (See
“FLAT TIRE” in the “6. In case of emergency” section for tire replacing procedures.)
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As soon as possible, tighten the wheel
nuts to the specified torque with a torque
wrench.
Wheel nut tightening torque:
80 ft-lb (108 N·m)
The wheel nuts must be kept tightened to
the specification at all times. It is recommended that wheel nuts be tightened to
the specification at each tire rotation interval.
WARNING
● After rotating the tires, check and adjust the tire pressure.
● Retighten the wheel nuts when the
vehicle has been driven for 600 miles
(1,000 km) (also in cases of a flat tire,
etc.).
● Do not include the spare tire or any
other small size spare tire in the tire
rotation.
● For additional information regarding
tires, refer to “Important Tire Safety
Information” (US) or “Tire Safety Information” (Canada) in the Warranty
Information Booklet.
1. Wear indicator
2. Wear indicator location mark
Tire wear and damage
WARNING
● Tires should be periodically inspected for wear, cracking, bulging or
objects caught in the tread. If excessive wear, cracks, bulging or deep
cuts are found, the tire(s) should be
replaced.
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● The original tires have built-in tread
wear indicators. When wear indicators are visible, the tire(s) should be
replaced.
● Tires degrade with age and use. Have
tires, including the spare, over 6
years old checked by a qualified technician, because some tire damage
may not be obvious. Replace the tires
as necessary to prevent tire failure
and possible personal injury.
● Improper service of the spare tire may
result in serious personal injury. If it
is necessary to repair the spare tire,
contact an INFINITI retailer.
● For additional information regarding
tires, refer to “Important Tire Safety
Information” (US) or “Tire Safety Information” (Canada) in the Warranty
Information Booklet.
Replacing wheels and tires
When replacing a tire, use the same size, tread
design, speed rating and load carrying capacity
as originally equipped. (See “SPECIFICATIONS”
in the “9. Technical and consumer information”
section for recommended types and sizes of
tires and wheels.)
WARNING
● The use of tires other than those recommended or the mixed use of tires of different
brands, construction (bias, bias-belted or radial), or tread patterns can adversely affect
the ride, braking, handling, ground clearance, body-to-tire clearance, tire chain
clearance, speedometer calibration, headlight aim and bumper height. Some of these
effects may lead to accidents and could result in serious personal injury.
● If the wheels are changed for any reason,
always replace with wheels which have the
same off-set dimension. Wheels of a different off-set could cause premature tire wear,
degrade vehicle handling characteristics
and/or interference with the brake
discs/drums. Such interference can lead to
decreased braking efficiency and/or early
brake pad/shoe wear. See “WHEELS AND
TIRES” in the “9. Technical and consumer
information” section of this manual for
wheel off-set dimensions.
● When a spare tire is mounted or a wheel is
replaced, tire pressure will not be indicated,
the TPMS will not function and the low tire
pressure warning light will flash for approximately 1 minute. The light will remain on
after 1 minute. Contact your INFINITI retailer
as soon as possible for tire replacement
and/or system resetting.
● Replacing tires with those not originally
specified by INFINITI could affect the proper
operation of the TPMS.
● Do not install a damaged or deformed wheel
or tire even if it has been repaired. Such
wheels or tires could have structural damage
and could fail without warning.
● The use of retread tire is not recommended.
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● For additional information regarding tires,
refer to “Important Tire Safety Information”
(US) or “Tire Safety Information” (Canada) in
the Warranty Information Booklet.
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) models
CAUTION
● Always use tires of the same type, size,
brand, construction (bias, bias-belted or radial), and tread pattern on all four wheels.
Failure to do so may result in a circumference
difference between tires on the front and
rear axles which will cause excessive tire
wear and may damage the transmission,
transfer case and differential gears.
● ONLY use spare tires specified for the AWD
model.
If excessive tire wear is found, it is recommended that all four tires be replaced with tires
of the same size, brand, construction and tread
pattern. The tire pressure and wheel alignment
should also be checked and corrected as necessary. Contact an INFINITI retailer.
Wheel balance
Unbalanced wheels may affect vehicle handling
and tire life. Even with regular use, wheels can
get out of balance. Therefore, they should be
balanced as required.
Wheel balance service should be performed with
the wheels off the vehicle. Spin balancing the
wheels on the vehicle could lead to mechanical
damage.
For additional information regarding tires, refer
to “Important Tire Safety Information” (US) or
“Tire Safety Information” (Canada) in the
INFINITI Warranty Information Booklet.
Care of wheels
● Wash the wheels when washing the vehicle
to maintain their appearance.
● Clean the inner side of the wheels when the
wheel is changed or the underside of the
vehicle is washed.
● Do not use abrasive cleaners when washing
the wheels.
● Inspect wheel rims regularly for dents or
corrosion. Such damage may cause loss of
pressure or poor seal at the tire bead.
● INFINITI recommends that the road wheels
be waxed to protect against road salt in
areas where it is used during winter.
Spare tire (TEMPORARY USE ONLY
spare tire)
Observe the following precautions if the TEMPORARY USE ONLY spare tire must be used,
otherwise your vehicle could be damaged or
involved in an accident.
WARNING
● The TEMPORARY USE ONLY spare tire should
be used for emergency use. It should be replaced with the standard tire at the first opportunity to avoid possible tire or differential damage.
● Drive carefully while the TEMPORARY USE
ONLY spare tire is installed. Avoid sharp
turns and abrupt braking while driving.
● Periodically check spare tire inflation pressure. Always keep the pressure of the TEMPORARY USE ONLY spare tire at 60 psi
(420 kPa, 4.2 bar). Always keep the pressure
of the full size spare tire (if so equipped) at
the recommended pressure for standard
tires, as indicated on the Tire and Loading
Information label.
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● With the TEMPORARY USE ONLY spare tire
installed do not drive your vehicle at speeds
faster than 50 MPH (80 km/h).
● When driving on roads covered with snow or
ice, the TEMPORARY USE ONLY spare tire
should be used on the front wheels and original tire used on the rear wheels (drive
wheels). Use tire chains only on the two rear
original tires.
● Tire tread of the TEMPORARY USE ONLY
spare tire will wear at a faster rate than the
standard tire. Replace the spare tire as soon
as the tread wear indicators appear.
● Do not use the spare tire on other vehicles.
● Do not use more than one spare tire at the
same time.
CAUTION
● Do not use tire chains on a TEMPORARY USE
ONLY spare tire. Tire chains will not fit properly and may cause damage to the vehicle.
● Because the TEMPORARY USE ONLY spare
tire is smaller than the original tire, ground
clearance is reduced. To avoid damage to the
vehicle, do not drive over obstacles. Also do
not drive the vehicle through an automatic
car wash since it may get caught.
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MEMO
9 Technical and consumer information
Capacities and recommended fuel/lubricants . . . . . . . . 9-2
Fuel recommendation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-4
Engine oil and oil filter recommendation . . . . . . . . . 9-6
Air conditioning system refrigerant and
lubricant recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-7
Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-8
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-8
Wheels and tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-9
Dimensions and weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-10
When traveling or registering your vehicle in
another country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-10
Vehicle identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-11
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) plate . . . . . . . . .9-11
Vehicle identification number
(chassis number) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-11
Engine serial number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-12
F.M.V.S.S./C.M.V.S.S. certification label . . . . . . . . . 9-12
Emission control information label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-12
Tire and loading information label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-13
Air conditioner specification label. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-13
Installing front license plate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-14
Vehicle loading information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-15
Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-15
Vehicle load capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-16
Loading tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-17
Measurement of weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-18
Towing a trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-18
Flat towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-19
Automatic transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-19
Uniform tire quality grading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-19
Treadwear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-19
Traction AA, A, B and C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-20
Temperature A, B and C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-20
Emission control system warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-20
Reporting safety defects (US only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-21
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) test . . . . 9-22
Event Data Recorders (EDR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-23
Owner’s Manual/Service Manual order
information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-23
In the event of a collision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-24
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The following are approximate capacities. The actual refill capacities may be a little different. When refilling, follow the procedure instructed in the “8.
Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section to determine the proper refill capacity.
Capacity (Approximate) Recommended specifications
US measure Imp measure Liter
Fuel 20 gal 16-5/8 gal 76 See “FUEL RECOMMENDATION” later in this section.
Engine oil*1
Drain and refill
With oil filter change VK45DE AWD 6-1/8 qt 5-1/8 qt 5.8 •Engine oil with API Certification Mark*2, *3
•Viscosity SAE 5W-30*2, *32WD 5-7/8 qt 4-7/8 qt 5.5
VQ35HR AWD/2WD 5-1/8 qt 4-3/8 qt 4.9
Without oil filter change VK45DE AWD 5-1/2 qt 4-5/8 qt 5.2
2WD 5-1/8 qt 4-3/8 qt 4.9
VQ35HR AWD/2WD 4-7/8 qt 4 qt 4.6
Cooling system
With reservoir VK45DE 11 qt 9-1/8 qt 10.4 50% Genuine NISSAN Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant or equivalent
50% Demineralized or distilled waterVQ35HR 9-3/4 qt 8-1/8 qt 9.2
Reservoir 7/8 qt 3/4 qt 0.8
Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) — — — Genuine NISSAN Matic S ATF*4
Differential gear oil — — — Genuine NISSAN Differential Oil Hypoid Super GL-5, 80W-90 or API
GL-5, Viscosity SAE 80W-90*5
Transfer fluid — — — Genuine NISSAN Matic J ATF*6
Power Steering Fluid (PSF) Refill to the proper oil level according to
the instructions in the “8. Maintenance
and do-it-yourself” section.
Genuine NISSAN PSF or equivalent*7
Brake fluid Genuine NISSAN Super Heavy Duty Brake Fluid*8 or equivalent DOT 3
CAPACITIES AND RECOMMENDED
FUEL/LUBRICANTS
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Capacity (Approximate) Recommended specifications
US measure Imp measure Liter
Multi-purpose grease NLGI No. 2 (Lithium soap base)
Air conditioning system refrigerant — — — HFC-134a (R-134a)*9
Air conditioning system lubricants — — — NISSAN A/C System Oil Type S or exact equivalent
Window washer fluid — — — Genuine NISSAN Windshield Washer Concentrate Cleaner & Antifreeze or equivalent
*1: For additional information, see “ENGINE OIL” in the “8. Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section for changing engine oil.
*2: For additional information, see “ENGINE OIL AND OIL FILTER RECOMMENDATION” later in this section.
*3: INFINITI recommends Genuine NISSAN Ester Oil available at your INFINITI retailer.
*4: For 5-speed AT: If Genuine NISSAN Matic S ATF is not available, Genuine NISSAN Matic J ATF may also be used. Using automatic transmission fluid other than Genuine NISSAN Matic
S ATF or Matic J ATF will cause deterioration in driveability and automatic transmission durability, and may damage the automatic transmission, which is not covered by the INFINITI
new vehicle limited warranty.
For 7-speed AT: Using automatic transmission fluid other than Genuine NISSAN Matic S ATF will cause deterioration in driveability and automatic transmission durability, and may
damage the automatic transmission, which is not covered by the INFINITI new vehicle limited warranty.
*5: For hot climates, viscosity SAE 90 is suitable for ambient temperatures above 32°F (0°C).
*6: If Genuine NISSAN Matic J ATF is not available, Genuine NISSAN Matic D ATF or Canada NISSAN Automatic Transmission Fluid or equivalent (if
available) may also be used.
*7: DEXRONTMVI type ATF or Canada NISSAN Automatic Transmission Fluid may also be used.
*8: Available in mainland US through an INFINITI retailer.
*9: For additional information, see “VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION” later in this section for air conditioner specification label.
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FUEL RECOMMENDATION
VK45DE engine
Use unleaded premium gasoline with an octane
rating of at least 91 AKI (Anti-Knock Index)
number (Research octane number 96).
If premium gasoline is not available, unleaded
regular gasoline with an octane rating of 87 AKI
number (Research octane number 91) may be
temporarily used, but only under the following
precautions:
● Have the fuel tank filled only partially with
unleaded regular gasoline, and fill up with
unleaded premium gasoline as soon as possible.
● Avoid full throttle driving and abrupt acceleration.
However, for maximum vehicle performance, the
use of unleaded premium gasoline is recommended.
VQ35HR engine
INFINITI recommends the use of unleaded premium gasoline with an octane rating of at least
91 AKI (Anti-Knock Index) number (Research
octane number 96).
If unleaded premium gasoline is not available,
you may use unleaded regular gasoline with an
octane rating of at least 87 AKI number (Research octane number 91), but you may notice a
decrease in performance.
CAUTION
● Using a fuel other than that specified could
adversely affect the emission control system, and may also affect warranty coverage.
● Under no circumstances should a leaded
gasoline be used, because this will damage
the three-way catalyst.
● Do not use E-85 fuel in your vehicle. Your
vehicle is not designed to run on E-85 fuel.
Using E-85 fuel can damage the fuel system
components and is not covered by the
INFINITI new vehicle limited warranty.
Gasoline specifications
INFINITI recommends using gasoline that meets
the World-Wide Fuel Charter (WWFC) specifications where it is available. Many of the automobile manufacturers developed this specification
to improve the emission control system and
vehicle performance. Ask your service station
manager if the gasoline meets the WWFC specifications.
Reformulated gasoline
Some fuel suppliers are now producing reformulated gasolines. These gasolines are specially designed to reduce vehicle emissions.
INFINITI supports efforts towards cleaner air
and suggests that you use reformulated gasoline when available.
Gasoline containing oxygenates
Some fuel suppliers sell gasoline containing
oxygenates such as ethanol, MTBE and methanol with or without advertising their presence.
INFINITI does not recommend the use of fuels of
which the oxygenate content and the fuel compatibility for your INFINITI cannot be readily
determined. If in doubt, ask your service station
manager.
If you use oxygenate-blend gasoline, please
take the following precautions as the usage of
such fuels may cause vehicle performance problems and/or fuel system damage.
● The fuel should be unleaded and have an octane rating no lower than that recommended
for unleaded gasoline.
● If an oxygenate-blend other than methanol
blend is used, it should contain no more than
10% oxygenate. (MTBE may, however, be
added up to 15%.)
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● If a methanol blend is used, it should contain
no more than 5% methanol (methyl alcohol,
wood alcohol). It should also contain a suitable amount of appropriate cosolvents and
corrosion inhibitors. If not properly formulated with appropriate cosolvents and corrosion inhibitors, such methanol blends may
cause fuel system damage and/or vehicle
performance problems. At this time, sufficient data is not available to ensure that all
methanol blends are suitable for use in
INFINITI vehicles.
If any driveability problems such as engine
stalling and difficult hot-starting are experienced after using oxygenate-blend fuels, immediately change to a non-oxygenate fuel or a fuel
with a low blend of MTBE.
Take care not to spill gasoline during refueling.
Gasoline containing oxygenates can cause paint
damage.
E-85 fuel
E-85 fuel is a mixture of approximately 85% fuel
ethanol and 15% unleaded gasoline. E-85 can
only be used in a Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV). Do
not use E-85 fuel in your vehicle. U.S. government regulations require fuel ethanol dispensing pumps to be identified by a small, square,
orange and black label with the common abbreviation or the appropriate percentage for that
region.
Aftermarket fuel additives
INFINITI does not recommend the use of any
aftermarket fuel additives (for example, fuel
injector cleaner, octane booster, intake valve
deposit removers, etc.) which are sold commercially. Many of these additives intended for
gum, varnish or deposit removal may contain
active solvent or similar ingredients that can be
harmful to the fuel system and engine.
Octane rating tips
Using unleaded gasoline with an octane rating
lower than recommended can cause persistent,
heavy “spark knock”. (Spark knock is a metallic
rapping noise.) If severe, this can lead to engine
damage. If you detect a persistent heavy spark
knock even when using gasoline of the stated
octane rating, or if you hear steady spark knock
while holding a steady speed on level roads,
have an INFINITI retailer correct the condition.
Failure to correct the condition is misuse of the
vehicle, for which INFINITI is not responsible.
Incorrect ignition timing will result in spark
knock, after-run and/or overheating, which may
cause excessive fuel consumption or engine
damage. If any of the above symptoms are
encountered, have your vehicle checked at an
INFINITI retailer.
However, now and then you may notice light
spark knock for a short time while accelerating
or driving up hills. This is not a cause for concern, because you get the greatest fuel benefit
when there is light spark knock for a short time
under heavy engine load.
CAUTION
● Your vehicle is not designed to run on E-85
fuel. Using E-85 fuel in a vehicle not specifically designed for E-85 fuel can damage fuel
system components and is not covered by
the INFINITI new vehicle limited warranty.
● E-85 is a mixture of approximately 85% fuel
ethanol and 15% unleaded gasoline.
● U.S. government regulations require ethanol
dispensing pumps to be identified by a
small, square, orange and black label with
the common abbreviation or the appropriate
percentage for that region.
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1. API certification mark
2. API service symbol
ENGINE OIL AND OIL FILTER
RECOMMENDATION
Selecting the correct oil
It is essential to choose the correct grade,
quality, and viscosity engine oil to ensure satisfactory engine life and performance, see “CAPACITIES AND RECOMMENDED
FUEL/LUBRICANTS” earlier in this section.
INFINITI recommends the use of an energy
conserving oil in order to improve fuel economy.
Select only engine oils that meet the American
Petroleum Institute (API) certification or International Lubricant Standardization and Approval
Committee (ILSAC) certification and SAE viscosity standard. These oils have the API certification mark on the front of the container. Oils
which do not have the specified quality label
should not be used as they could cause engine
damage.
Oil additives
INFINITI does not recommend the use of oil
additives. The use of an oil additive is not
necessary when the proper oil type is used and
maintenance intervals are followed.
Oil which may contain foreign matter or has
been previously used should not be used.
Oil viscosity
The engine oil viscosity or thickness changes
with temperature. Because of this, it is important to select the engine oil viscosity based on
the temperatures at which the vehicle will be
operated before the next oil change. Choosing
an oil viscosity other than that recommended
could cause serious engine damage.
Selecting the correct oil filter
Your new vehicle is equipped with a highquality genuine NISSAN oil filter. When replacing, use the genuine oil filter or its equivalent
for the reason described in “Change intervals”.
Change intervals
The oil and oil filter change intervals for your
engine are based on the use of the specified
quality oils and filters. Using engine oil and a
filter other than the specified quality, or exceeding recommended oil and filter change intervals
could reduce engine life. Damage to the engine
caused by improper maintenance or use of
incorrect oil and filter quality and/or viscosity is
not covered by the INFINITI new vehicle limited
warranty.
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Your engine was filled with a high quality
engine oil when it was built. You do not have to
change the oil before the first recommended
change interval. Oil and filter change intervals
depend upon how you use your vehicle.
Operation under the following conditions may
require more frequent oil and filter changes.
● repeated short distance driving at cold outside temperatures,
● driving in dusty conditions,
● extensive idling,
● stop and go commuting
Refer to the “INFINITI Service and Maintenance
Guide” for the maintenance schedule.
AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM
REFRIGERANT AND LUBRICANT
RECOMMENDATIONS
The air conditioning system in your INFINITI vehicle must be charged with the refrigerant HFC134a (R-134a) and the oil, NISSAN A/C system oil
Type S or the exact equivalents.
CAUTION
The use of any other refrigerant or oil will cause
severe damage to the air conditioning system
and will require the replacement of all air conditioner system components.
The refrigerant HFC-134a (R-134a) in your
INFINITI vehicle will not harm the earth’s ozone
layer. Although this refrigerant does not affect
the earth’s atmosphere, certain governmental
regulations require the recovery and recycling
of any refrigerant during automotive air conditioning system service. Your INFINITI retailer
has the trained technicians and equipment
needed to recover and recycle your air conditioning system refrigerant.
Contact an INFINITI retailer when servicing your
air conditioning system.
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ENGINE
Model VK45DE VQ35HR
Type Gasoline, 4-cycle Gasoline, 4-cycle
Cylinder arrangement 8-cylinder, V-slanted at
90°
6-cylinder, V-slanted at
60°
Bore × Stroke in (mm) 3.661 × 3.256
(93.0 × 82.7)
3.760 × 3.205
(95.5 × 81.4)
Displacement cu in (cm3) 274.2 (4,494) 213.45 (3,498)
Firing order 1-8-7-3-6-5-4-2 1-2-3-4-5-6
Idle speed rpm No adjustment is necessary.
Ignition timing
(B.T.D.C.)
degree/rpm
Spark plug Standard PLFR5A-11 FXE22HR-11
Service
operation
Hot PLFR4A-11 FXE20HR-11
Cold PLFR6A-11 FXE24HR-11
Spark plug gap
(Normal)
in (mm) 0.043 (1.1) 0.043 (1.1)
Camshaft operation Timing chain Timing chain
This spark ignition system complies with the Canadian standard ICES-002.
VK45DE engine
STI0397B
VQ35HR engine
STI0425
SPECIFICATIONS
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WHEELS AND TIRES
Road wheel
Type Size Offset in (mm)
Conventional (Aluminum) 18 × 8J 1.85 (47)
19 × 8-1/2J 1.97 (50)
Spare Conventional
T-type: 17 × 4T
Conventional
1.18 (30)
Tire
Type Size Pressure PSI (kPa) [Cold]
Conventional P245/45R18 33 (230)
245/40R19
Spare
Conventional
T-type: T145/80D17
Conventional
60 (420)
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DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS
Overall length
(without front license plate) in (mm) 194.0 (4,928)
(with front license plate) in (mm) 194.3 (4,935)
Overall width in (mm) 71.1 (1,805)
Overall height in (mm) 59.4 (1,510)*1
60.1 (1,523)*2
Front tread in (mm) 60.5 (1,537)*1, *3
60.3 (1,532)*1, *4
61.1 (1,551)*2
Rear tread in (mm) 61.0 (1,550)*1, *3
60.8 (1,545)*1, *4
60.7 (1,543)*2
Wheelbase in (mm) 114.2 (2,900)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) lb (kg) See the F.M.V.S.S. or C.M.V.
S.S. certification label on the
driver’s side center pillar.
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
Front lb (kg)
Rear lb (kg)
*1: Two-Wheel Drive (2WD) model
*2: All-Wheel Drive (AWD) model
*3: P245/45R18 tire equipped model
*4: 245/40R19 tire equipped model
When planning to travel in another country, you
should first find out if the fuel available is
suitable for your vehicle’s engine.
Using fuel with an octane rating that is too low
may cause engine damage. All gasoline vehicles must be operated with unleaded gasoline. Therefore, avoid taking your vehicle to
areas where appropriate fuel is not available.
When transferring the registration of your vehicle to another country, state, province or district, it may be necessary to modify the vehicle
to meet local laws and regulations.
The laws and regulations for motor vehicle
emission control and safety standards vary
according to the country, state, province or
district; therefore, vehicle specifications may
differ.
When any vehicle is to be taken into another
country, state, province or district and registered, its modifications, transportation, and registration are the responsibility of the user.
INFINITI is not responsible for any inconvenience
that may result.
WHEN TRAVELING OR REGISTERING YOUR
VEHICLE IN ANOTHER COUNTRY
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VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
(VIN) PLATE
The vehicle identification number plate is attached as shown. This number is the identification for your vehicle and is used in the vehicle
registration.
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
(chassis number)
The number is stamped as shown in the engine
compartment.
STI0431 STI0421
VK45DE engine
STI0266C
VQ35HR engine
STI0509
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION
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ENGINE SERIAL NUMBER
The number is stamped on the engine as
shown.
F.M.V.S.S./C.M.V.S.S. CERTIFICATION
LABEL
The Federal/Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety
Standards (F.M.V.S.S./C.M.V.S.S.) certification
label is affixed as shown. This label contains
valuable vehicle information, such as: Gross
Vehicle Weight Ratings (GVWR), Gross Axle
Weight Rating (GAWR), month and year of
manufacture, Vehicle Identification Number
(VIN), etc. Review it carefully.
EMISSION CONTROL INFORMATION
LABEL
The emission control information label is attached as shown.
STI0493 STI0422
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TIRE AND LOADING INFORMATION
LABEL
The cold tire pressure is shown on the Tire and
Loading Information label affixed to the pillar as
illustrated.
AIR CONDITIONER SPECIFICATION
LABEL
The air conditioner specification label is attached as shown.
STI0493 STI0495
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Use the following steps to mount the license
plate:
Before mounting the license plate, confirm that
the following parts are enclosed in the plastic
bag.
Only use the recommended mounting position,
otherwise the Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC)
sensor obstruction (if so equipped) may occur.
● License plate bracket
● J-nut × 2
● Screw × 2
● Screw grommet × 2
1. Temporarily place the license plate
bracket while aligning part sA behind the
top of the front bumper opening with part
sB of the rear surface of the license plate
bracket.
2. To determine where to drill the hole, mark
along both sides of the mounting hole by
using a felt-tip pen.
3. Remove the license plate bracket and
connect the arcs to form ovals. Mark the
point in the center of each oval. These are
the pilot drilling locations.
STI0560
INSTALLING FRONT LICENSE PLATE
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4. Carefully drill two pilot holes using a 0.39
in (10 mm) drill bit at the marked locations. (Be sure that the drill only goes
through the fascia, or damage to the nut
may occur.)
5. Insert grommets into the hole on the
fascia.
6. Insert a flat-blade screwdriver into the
grommet hole to add 90° turn onto the
part sC .
7. Insert a J-nut into the license plate bracket
before placing the license plate bracket
on the fascia.
8. Install the license plate bracket with
screws.
9. Install the license plate with bolts that are
no longer than 0.55 in (14 mm).
WARNING
● It is extremely dangerous to ride in a
cargo area inside the 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 vehicle that is not equipped with
seats and seat belts.
● Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in
a seat and using a seat belt properly.
TERMS
It is important to familiarize yourself
with the following terms before loading
your vehicle:
● Curb Weight (actual weight of your
vehicle) - vehicle weight including:
standard and optional equipment, fluids, emergency tools, and spare tire
assembly. This weight does not include
passengers and cargo.
● GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight) - curb
weight plus the combined weight of
passengers and cargo.
● GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) maximum total combined weight of
the unloaded vehicle, passengers,
luggage, hitch, trailer tongue load
and any other optional equipment.
This information is located on the
F.M.V.S.S./C.M.V.S.S. label.
● GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating) maximum weight (load) limit specified
for the front or rear axle. This information is located on the
F.M.V.S.S./C.M.V.S.S. label.
● GCWR (Gross Combined Weight Rating) - The maximum total weight rating of the vehicle, passengers, cargo,
and trailer.
● Vehicle Capacity Weight, Load limit,
Total load capacity - maximum total
weight limit specified of the load
(passengers and cargo) for the vehicle. This is the maximum combined
VEHICLE LOADING INFORMATION
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weight of occupants and cargo that
can be loaded into the vehicle. If the
vehicle is used to tow a trailer, the
trailer tongue weight must be included as part of the cargo load. This
information is located on the Tire and
Loading Information label.
● Cargo capacity - permissible weight of
cargo, the subtracted weight of occupants from the load limit.
VEHICLE LOAD CAPACITY
Do not exceed the load limit of your
vehicle shown as “The combined weight
of occupants and cargo” on the Tire and
Loading Information label. Do not exceed the number of occupants shown as
“Seating Capacity” on the Tire and Loading Information label.
To get “the combined weight of occupants and cargo”, add the weight of all
occupants, then add the total luggage
weight. Examples are shown in the illustration.
Steps for determining correct load
limit
1. Locate the statement “The combined
weight of occupants and cargo should
never exceed XXX kg or XXX lbs” on
your vehicle’s placard.
2. Determine the combined weight of
the driver and passengers that will be
riding in your vehicle.
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3. Subtract the combined weight of the
driver and passengers from XXX kg or
XXX lbs.
4. The resulting figure equals the available amount of cargo and luggage
load capacity. For example, if the XXX
amount equals 1400 lbs. and there
will be five 150 lb. passengers in your
vehicle, the amount of available
cargo and luggage load capacity is
650 lbs. (1400 2 750 (5 x 150) = 650
lbs) or 640 2 340 (5 x 70) = 300 kg.)
5. Determine the combined weight of
luggage and cargo being loaded on
the vehicle. That weight may not
safely exceed the available cargo and
luggage load capacity calculated in
Step 4.
6. If your vehicle will be towing a trailer,
load from your trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this
manual to determine how this reduces the available cargo and luggage load capacity of your vehicle.
Before driving a loaded vehicle, confirm
that you do not exceed the Gross Vehicle
Weight Rating (GVWR) or the Gross Axle
Weight Rating (GAWR) for your vehicle.
(See “MEASUREMENT OF WEIGHTS” later
in this section.)
Also check tires for proper inflation pressures. See the Tire and Loading Information label.
LOADING TIPS
● The GVW must not exceed GVWR or
GAWR as specified on the
F.M.V.S.S./C.M.V.S.S. certification label.
● Do not load the front and rear axle to
the GAWR. Doing so will exceed the
GVWR.
WARNING
● 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 collision, unsecured cargo
could cause personal injury.
● Do not load your vehicle any heavier
than the GVWR or the maximum front
and rear GAWRs. If you do, parts of
your vehicle can break, tire damage
could occur, or it can change the way
your vehicle handles. This could result in loss of control and cause personal injury.
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● Overloading not only can shorten the
life of your vehicle and the tire, but
can also cause unsafe vehicle handling and longer braking distances.
This may cause a premature tire failure which could result in a serious
accident and personal injury. Failures
caused by overloading are not covered by the vehicle’s warranty.
MEASUREMENT OF WEIGHTS
Secure loose items to prevent weight
shifts that could affect the balance of
your vehicle. When the vehicle is loaded,
drive to a scale and weigh the front and
the rear wheels separately to determine
axle loads. Individual axle loads should
not exceed either of the gross axle
weight ratings (GAWR). The total of the
axle loads should not exceed the gross
vehicle weight rating (GVWR). These ratings are given on the vehicle certification label. If weight ratings are exceeded, move or remove items to bring
all weights below the ratings.
Do not tow a trailer with your vehicle.
TOWING A TRAILER
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Towing your vehicle with all four wheels on the
ground is sometimes called flat towing. This
method is sometimes used when towing a
vehicle behind a recreational vehicle, such as a
motor home.
CAUTION
● Failure to follow these guidelines can result
in severe transmission damage.
● Whenever flat towing your vehicle, always
tow forward, never backward.
● DO NOT tow any automatic transmission vehicle with all four wheels on the ground (flat
towing). Doing so WILL DAMAGE internal
transmission parts due to lack of transmission lubrication.
● DO NOT tow an All-Wheel Drive (AWD) vehicle with any of the wheels on the ground.
Doing so may cause serious and expensive
damage to the powertrain.
● For emergency towing procedures refer to
“TOWING RECOMMENDED BY INFINITI” in the
“6. In case of emergency” section of this
manual.
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) models
Do not tow an AWD vehicle with any of the
wheels on the ground.
Two-Wheel Drive (2WD) models
To tow a vehicle equipped with an automatic
transmission, an appropriate vehicle dolly
MUST be placed under the towed vehicle’s drive
wheels. Always follow the dolly manufacturer’s
recommendations when using their product.
DOT (Department Of Transportation) Quality
Grades: All passenger car tires must conform to
federal safety requirements in addition to these
grades.
Quality grades can be found where applicable
on the tire sidewall between tread shoulder and
maximum section width. For example:
Treadwear 200 Traction AA Temperature A
TREADWEAR
The treadwear grade is a comparative rating
based on the wear rate of the tire when tested
under controlled conditions on a specified government test course. For example, a tire graded
150 would wear one and one-half (1 1/2) times
as well on the government course as a tire
graded 100. The relative performance of tires
depends upon actual conditions of their use,
however, and may depart significantly from the
norm due to variations in driving habits, service
practices and differences in road characteristics
and climate.
FLAT TOWING UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
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TRACTION AA, A, B AND C
The traction grades, from highest to lowest, are
AA, A, B and C. Those grades represent the
tire’s ability to stop on wet pavement as measured under controlled conditions on specified
government test surfaces of asphalt and concrete. A tire marked C may have poor traction
performance.
WARNING
The traction grade assigned to this tire is based
on straight-ahead braking traction tests, and
does not include acceleration, cornering, hydroplaning, or peak traction characteristics.
TEMPERATURE A, B AND C
The temperature grades A (the highest), B, and
C, representing the tire’s resistance to the
generation of heat and its ability to dissipate
heat when tested under controlled conditions
on a specified indoor laboratory test wheel.
Sustained high temperature can cause the material of the tire to degenerate and reduce tire
life, and excessive temperature can lead to
sudden tire failure. The grade C corresponds to
a level of performance which all passenger car
tires must meet under the Federal Motor Vehicle
Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent higher levels of performance on the
laboratory test wheel than the minimum required by law.
WARNING
The temperature grade for this tire is established for a tire that is properly inflated and not
overloaded. Excessive speed, under-inflation,
or excessive loading, either separately or in
combination, can cause heat build-up and possible tire failure.
Your INFINITI is covered by the following emission warranties.
For US:
● Emission Defects Warranty
● Emissions Performance Warranty
Details of these warranties may be found with
other vehicle warranties in your Warranty Information Booklet that comes with your INFINITI. If
you did not receive a Warranty Information
Booklet, or it has become lost, you may obtain
a replacement by writing to:
● INFINITI Division
Nissan North America, Inc.
Consumer Affairs Department
P.O. Box 685003
Franklin, TN 37068-5003
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM WARRANTY
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For Canada:
Emission Control System Warranty
Details of these warranties may be found with
other vehicle warranties in your Warranty and
Roadside Assistance Information that comes
with your INFINITI. If you did not receive a
Warranty and Roadside Assistance Information,
or it has become lost, you may obtain a replacement by writing to:
● Nissan Canada Inc.
5290 Orbitor Drive
Mississauga, Ontario,
L4W 4Z5
If you believe that your vehicle has a
defect which could cause a crash or
could cause injury or death, you should
immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA) in addition to notifying INFINITI.
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it
may open an investigation, and if it finds
that a safety defect exists in a group of
vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot
become involved in individual problems
between you, your retailer, or INFINITI.
To contact NHTSA, you may call the
Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-888327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); go to
http://www.safercar.gov; or write to: Administrator, NHTSA, 400 Seventh Street,
SW., Washington DC 20590. You can
also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from
http://www.safercar.gov.
You may notify INFINITI by contacting our
Consumer Affairs Department, toll-free,
at 1-800-662-6200.
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (US only)
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A vehicle equipped with All-Wheel Drive (AWD)
should never be tested using a two wheel
dynamometer (such as the dynamometers used
by some states for emissions testing), or similar
equipment. Make sure you inform test facility
personnel that your vehicle is equipped with
AWD before it is placed on a dynamometer.
Using the wrong test equipment may result in
transmission damage or unexpected vehicle
movement which could result in serious vehicle
damage or personal injury.
Due to legal requirements in some states/ areas
or provinces, your vehicle may be required to be
in what is called the “ready condition” for an
Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) test of the emission control system.
The vehicle is set to the “ready condition” when
it is driven through certain driving patterns.
Usually, the “ready condition” can be obtained
by ordinary usage of the vehicle.
If a powertrain system component is repaired or
the battery is disconnected, the vehicle may be
reset to a “not ready condition”. Before taking
the I/M test, check the vehicle’s
inspection/maintenance test readiness condition. Push the ignition switch to the ON position
without starting the engine. If the Malfunction
Indicator Light (MIL) comes on steady for 20
seconds and then blinks for 10 seconds, the I/M
test condition is “not ready”. If the MIL does not
blink after 20 seconds, the I/M test condition is
“ready”.
If the MIL indicates the vehicle is in a “not
ready” condition, drive the vehicle through the
following pattern to set the vehicle to the
“ready condition”. If you cannot or do not want
to perform the driving pattern, an INFINITI retailer can conduct it for you.
WARNING
Always drive the vehicle in a safe and prudent
manner according to traffic conditions and
obey all traffic laws.
1. Start the engine. Allow the engine to idle
until the engine coolant temperature
gauge needle points between the C and H
(normal operating temperature).
2. Accelerate the vehicle to 55 MPH (88
km/h), then quickly release the accelerator pedal completely and keep it released
for at least 10 seconds.
3. Quickly depress the accelerator pedal for
a moment, then drive the vehicle at a
speed of 53 to 60 MPH (86 to 96 km/h) for
at least 9 minutes.
4. Stop the vehicle. Leave the engine running.
5. Accelerate the vehicle to 35 MPH (55
km/h) and maintain the speed for 20
seconds.
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 at least 10 times.
7. Accelerate the vehicle to 55 MPH (88
km/h) and maintain the speed for at least
3 minutes.
8. Stop the vehicle. Place the transmission
selector lever in the P (Park) or N (Neutral)
position.
9. Turn the engine off.
10. Repeat steps 1 through 8 at least one
more time.
If step 1 through 7 is interrupted, repeat the
preceding step. Any safe driving mode is acceptable between steps. Do not stop the engine
until step 7 is completed.
READINESS FOR INSPECTION/
MAINTENANCE (I/M) TEST
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This vehicle is equipped with an Event Data
Recorder (EDR). The main purpose of an EDR is
to record, in certain crash or near crash-like
situations, such as an air bag deployment or
hitting a road obstacle, data that will assist in
understanding how a vehicle’s systems performed. The EDR is designed to record data
related to vehicle dynamics and safety systems
for a short period of time, typically 30 seconds
or less. The EDR in this vehicle is designed to
record such data as:
● How various systems in your vehicle were
operating;
● Whether or not the driver and passenger
safety belts were buckled/fastened;
● How far (if at all) the driver was depressing
the accelerator and/or brake pedal; and,
● How fast the vehicle was traveling.
● Sounds are not recorded.
These data can help provide a better understanding of the circumstances in which crashes
and injuries occur.
NOTE: EDR data are recorded by your vehicle
only if a nontrivial crash situation occurs; no
data are recorded by the EDR under normal
driving conditions and no personal data (e.g.
name, gender, age and crash location) are
recorded. However, other parties, such as law
enforcement, could combine the EDR data with
the type of personally identifying data routinely
acquired during a crash investigation.
To read data recorded by an EDR, special equipment is required and access to the vehicle or
the EDR is needed. In addition to the vehicle
manufacturer and INFINITI retailer, other parties, such as law enforcement, that have the
special equipment, can read the information if
they have access to the vehicle or the EDR. EDR
data will only be accessed with the consent of
the vehicle owner or lessee or as otherwise
required or permitted by law.
A genuine INFINITI Service Manual is the best
source of service and repair information for your
vehicle. Filled with wiring diagrams, illustrations and step-by-step diagnostic and adjustment procedures, this manual is the same one
used by the factory trained technicians working
at an INFINITI retailer. Also available are genuine INFINITI Owner’s Manuals, and genuine
INFINITI Service and Owner’s Manuals for older
INFINITI models.
In the USA:
For current pricing and availability of genuine
INFINITI Service Manuals for the 2000 model
year and later, contact:
1-800-450-9491
www.infiniti-techinfo.com
For current pricing and availability of genuine
INFINITI Service Manuals for the 1999 model
year and prior, see an INFINITI retailer, or
contact:
1-800-247-5321
For current pricing and availability of genuine
INFINITI Owner’s Manuals for this model year
and prior, see an INFINITI retailer, or contact:
1-800-247-5321
EVENT DATA RECORDERS (EDR) OWNER’S MANUAL/SERVICE MANUAL
ORDER INFORMATION
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In Canada:
To purchase a copy of a genuine INFINITI Service
Manual or Owner’s Manual please contact an
INFINITI retailer. For the phone number and
location of an INFINITI retailer in your area call
the INFINITI Satisfaction Center at 1-800-3614792 and a bilingual INFINITI representative will
assist you.
Also available are genuine INFINITI Service and
Owner’s Manuals for older INFINITI models.
IN THE EVENT OF A COLLISION
Unfortunately, accidents do occur. In this unlikely event, there is some important information you should know. Many insurance companies routinely authorize the use of non-genuine
collision parts in order to cut costs, among
other reasons.
Insist on the use of Genuine INFINITI
Collision Parts!
If you want your vehicle to be restored using
parts made to INFINITI’s original exacting specifications — if you want to help it to last and hold
its resale value, the solution is simple. Tell your
insurance agent and your repair shop to only use
Genuine INFINITI Collision Parts. INFINITI does
not warrant non-INFINITI parts, nor does INFINITI’s warranty apply to damage caused by a
non-genuine part.
Using Genuine INFINITI Parts can help protect
your personal safety, preserve your warranty
protection and maintain the resale value of your
vehicle. And if your vehicle was leased, using
Genuine INFINITI Parts may prevent or limit
unnecessary excess wear and tear expenses at
the end of your lease.
INFINITI designs its hoods with crumple zones
to minimize the risk that the hood will penetrate
the windshield of your vehicle in an accident.
Non-genuine (imitation) parts may not provide
such built in safeguards. Also, non-genuine
parts often show premature wear, rust and
corrosion.
Why should you take a chance?
In over 40 states, the law says you must be
advised if non-genuine parts are used to repair
your vehicle. And some states have enacted
laws that restrict insurance companies from
authorizing the use of non-genuine collision
parts during the new vehicle warranty. These
laws help protect you, so you can take action to
protect yourself.
It’s your right!
If you should need further information visit us
at:
www.infinitiUSA.com (for U.S. customers) or
www.infiniti.ca (for Canadian customers)
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10 Index
A
ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) . . . . . . . .5-53
Adaptive front lighting system (AFS) . . . . .2-31
Advanced air bag system . . . . . . . . . . .1-45
Aiming control, Adaptive front lighting system
(AFS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-31
Air bag system
Advanced air bag system . . . . . . . . .1-45
Front passenger air bag and status
light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-47
Front-seat mounted side-impact
supplemental air bag system . . . . . . . 1-50
Roof-mounted curtain side-impact
supplemental air bag system . . . . . . . 1-50
Air bag warning labels . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-52
Air bag warning light . . . . . . . . . .1-53 , 2-17
Air cleaner housing filter . . . . . . . . . . .8-21
Air conditioner
Air conditioner service . . . . . . . . . . .4-33
Air conditioner specification label . . . . 9-13
Air conditioning system refrigerant and
lubricant recommendations . . . . . . . 4-33
Automatic climate control . . . . . . . . 4-29
In-cabin microfilter . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-33
Operation (See automatic climate
control) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-29
Alarm, How to stop alarm (see vehicle
security system) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-25
Alcohol, drugs and driving . . . . . . . . . . .5-7
All-wheel drive (AWD) . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-47
All-wheel drive (AWD) warning light . . . . .2-13
Ambient temperature, Air conditioner . . . .4-32
Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-61
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) . . . . . . . .5-53
Anti-lock braking system (ABS) warning
light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-13
Appearance care
Exterior appearance care . . . . . . . . . .7-2
Interior appearance care . . . . . . . . . . 7-4
Armrest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-11
Ashtrays (See cigarette lighter and
ashtrays) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-39
Audible reminders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-20
Audio control rear switch . . . . . . . . . . .4-60
Audio operation precautions . . . . . . . . .4-34
Audio system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-34
Audio system, Steering wheel
audio controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-58
Audion system, Hard-disk drive audio system
(Music Box) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-50
Autolight system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-30
Automatic
Automatic transmission fluid (ATF) . . . .8-15
Climate control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-29
Driving with automatic transmission . . . 5-11
Automatic door locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-5
Automatic drive positioner . . . . . . . . . .3-26
Automatic seat positioner . . . . . . . . . . .3-26
AUX button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-21
Avoiding collision and rollover . . . . . . . . .5-5
B
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-17
Battery
Battery saver system . . . . . . . . . . . .2-31
Keyfob battery replacement . . . . . . . 8-28
Variable voltage control system . . . . . 8-19
Battery, Battery replacement, Intelligent
Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-28
Before starting the engine . . . . . . . . . . .5-10
Belts (See drive belts) . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-19
BluetoothT Hands-Free Phone System
(with navigation system) . . . . . . . . . . .4-74
BluetoothT Hands-Free Phone System
(without navigation system) . . . . . . . . .4-84
Booster seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-35
Brake
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) . . . . . .5-53
Brake fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-16
Brake system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-49
Parking brake operation . . . . . . . . . 5-16
Brake warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-14
Break-in schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-46
Brightness control and display ON/OFF
button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-7
Brightness control, Instrument panel . . . .2-32
Bulb check/instrument panel . . . . . . . . .2-13
Bulb replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-30
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Cabin air filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-33
Capacities and recommended
fuel/lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-2
Car phone or CB radio . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-73
Cargo (See vehicle loading information) . . .2-43
Cargo net . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-43
Catalytic converter, Three way catalyst . . . .5-2
CD/CF care and cleaning . . . . . . . . . . .4-57
Center multi-function control panel . . . . . .4-2
Child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-19
Child restraints
Booster seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-35
Installation using LATCH . . . . . . . . . 1-24
Installation using the seat belts . . . . . 1-28
LATCH system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-21
Precautions on child restraints . . . . . . 1-19
Top tether strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-23
Child safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-14
Child safety rear door lock . . . . . . . . . . .3-6
Chimes, Audible reminders . . . . . . . . . .2-20
Cigarette lighter and ashtrays . . . . . . . .2-39
Circuit breaker, Fusible link . . . . . . . . . .8-26
Cleaning exterior and interior . . . . . .7-2 , 7-4
Climate control
Automatic climate control . . . . . . . . .4-29
Climate control rear switch . . . . . . . . . .4-33
Climate controlled seats . . . . . . . . . . . .2-35
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-38
Coat hooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-43
Cockpit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-2
Cold weather driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-56
Command (See BluetoothT Hands-Free Phone
System) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-76 , 4-89
Compact Disc (CD) player/changer . . . . . .4-45
Compact spare tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-44
CompactFlash (CF) player . . . . . . . . . . .4-47
Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-9
Console box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-42
Controller, Center multi-function control
panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-4
Controls
Control panel button (display) . . . . . . .4-2
Heater and air conditioner controls (See
automatic climate control) . . . . . . . . 4-29
Coolant
Capacities and recommended fuel/
lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-2
Changing engine coolant . . . . . . . . . 8-11
Checking engine coolant level . . . . . . 8-11
Corrosion protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-6
Cruise control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-23
Cruise control
Fixed speed cruise control (on ICC
system) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-42
Intelligent cruise control (ICC) system . . 5-25
Cup holders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-40
D
Daytime running light system . . . . . . . . .2-31
Defroster switch, Rear window and outside
mirror defroster switch . . . . . . . . . . . .2-28
Dimensions and weights . . . . . . . . . . .9-10
Display cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-5
Display controls (See center multi-function
control panel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-2
Door open warning light . . . . . . . . . . . .2-14
Dot matrix liquid crystal display . . . . . . .2-21
Drive belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-19
Drive positioner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-26
Driving
All-wheel drive (AWD) . . . . . . . . . . .5-47
All-wheel drive (AWD) safety
precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7
Cold weather driving . . . . . . . . . . . 5-56
Driving with automatic transmission . . . 5-11
Precautions when starting and driving . . 5-2
DS (Drive Sport) mode . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-13
DVD player, INFINITI mobile entertainment
system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-62
E
Economy, Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-46
Emission control information label . . . . . .9-12
Emission control system warranty . . . . . .9-20
Engine
Before starting the engine . . . . . . . . .5-10
Break-in schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-46
Capacities and recommended fuel/
lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-2
Changing engine coolant . . . . . . . . . 8-11
Changing engine oil and filter . . . . . . 8-12
Checking engine coolant level . . . . . . 8-11
Checking engine oil level . . . . . . . . . 8-12
Engine block heater . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-57
Engine compartment check locations . . . 8-6
Engine cooling system . . . . . . . . . . 8-10
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-12
Engine oil and oil filter
recommendation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-6
Engine oil viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-6
Engine serial number . . . . . . . . . . . 9-12
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Engine specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-8
If your vehicle overheats . . . . . . . . . 6-10
Starting the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11
Engine coolant temperature gauge . . . . . .2-7
Entry/exit function, Automatic drive
positioner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-26
Event Data Recorders (EDR) . . . . . . . . . .9-23
Exhaust gas (carbon monoxide) . . . . . . . .5-2
F
F.M.V.S.S./C.M.V.S.S. certification label . . .9-12
Filter
Air cleaner housing filter . . . . . . . . .8-21
Changing engine oil and filter . . . . . . 8-12
Flashers (See hazard warning flasher
switch) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-33
Flat tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-2
Flat towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-19
Floor mat cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-4
Fluid
Automatic transmission fluid (ATF) . . . .8-15
Brake fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-16
Capacities and recommended fuel/
lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-2
Engine coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-10
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-12
Power steering fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-16
Window washer fluid . . . . . . . . . . . 8-17
FM-AM-SAT radio with Compact Disc (CD)
player/changer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-43
Fog light switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-33
Front passenger air bag and status light . .1-47
Front power seat adjustment . . . . . . . . . .1-2
Front seat, Front seat adjustment . . . . . . .1-2
Front-seat active head restraints . . . . . . . .1-8
Fuel
Capacities and recommended fuel/
lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-2
Fuel economy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-46
Fuel economy information (display) . . . . 4-9
Fuel octane rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-4
Fuel recommendation . . . . . . . . . . . 9-4
Fuel-filler cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-20
Fuel-filler door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-20
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-25
Fusible links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-26
G
Garage door opener, HomeLinkT Universal
Transceiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-51
Gas cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-20
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-5
Gauge
Engine coolant temperature gauge . . . .2-7
Fuel gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
General maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-2
Glove box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-41
Hands-free phone system
BluetoothT (with navigation system) . . .4-74
BluetoothT (without navigation
system) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-84
H
Hard-disk drive audio system
(Music Box) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-50
Hazard warning flasher switch . . . . . . . .2-33
Head restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-5
Headlights
Aiming control (See adaptive front
lighting system (AFS)) . . . . . . . . . . .2-31
Bulb replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-31
Headlight switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-29
Xenon headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-29
Headphones (See INFINITI mobile
entertainment system) . . . . . . . . .4-64 , 4-72
Heated seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-34
Heater
Automatic climate control . . . . . . . . .4-29
Engine block heater . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-57
HomeLinkT Universal Transceiver . . . . . . .2-51
Hood release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-17
Hook, Coat hooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-43
Horn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-34
I
Ignition switch (Push-button) . . . . . . . . . .5-8
Ignition switch, Automatic transmission
models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-11
Immobilizer system . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-25
In-cabin microfilter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-33
Indicator lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-18
Indicator, Dot matrix display . . . . . . . . .2-21
INFINITI mobile entertainment system
(MES) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-62
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INFINITI Vehicle Immobilizer System . . . . .2-25
INFINITI voice recognition standard mode . .4-98
INFINITI voice recognition system . . . . . .4-98
INFO button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-8
Inside mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-23
Inspection/maintenance (I/M) test . . . . . .9-22
Instrument brightness control . . . . . . . .2-32
Instrument panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-3
Intelligent cruise control (ICC) system . . . .5-25
Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) system
warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-15
Intelligent cruise control (ICC) system,
Preview function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-45
Intelligent Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-2
Intelligent Key system . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-6
Intelligent Key system
Intelligent Key system warning light . . .2-15
Key operating range . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8
Key operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9
Remote keyless operation . . . . . . . . 3-14
Warning signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-11
Interior light control switch . . . . . . . . . .2-49
Interior light replacement . . . . . . . . . . .8-32
Interior lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-48
Interior trunk lid release . . . . . . . . . . . .3-19
iPodT player operation . . . . . . . . . . . .4-48
ISOFIX child restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-21
J
Jump starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-7
K
Keyless entry, With Intelligent Key system
(See Intelligent Key system) . . . . . . . . . .3-14
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-2
Keys, For Intelligent Key system . . . . . . . .3-6
Labels
Air bag warning labels . . . . . . . . . . .1-52
Air conditioner specification label . . . . 9-13
Emission control information label . . . 9-12
Engine serial number . . . . . . . . . . . 9-12
F.M.V.S.S./C.M.V.S.S. certification
label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-12
Tire and Loading information label . . . 9-13
Vehicle identification number (VIN) . . . 9-11
L
Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) ON
indicator light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-19
Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) system . . .5-19
Lane departure warning (LDW) switch . . . .2-36
Lane departure warning (LDW) system . . . .5-17
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system/Lane
Departure Prevention (LDP) system . . . . . .5-16
Lane departure warning chime . . . . . . . .2-21
Lane departure warning light . . . . . . . . .2-15
LATCH system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-21
License plate, Installing front license
plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-14
Light
Air bag warning light . . . . . . . . . . . .1-53
Bulb replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-30
Fog light switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-33
Headlight switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-29
Headlights bulb replacement . . . . . . . 8-31
Indicator lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-18
Interior light control switch . . . . . . . 2-49
Interior lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-48
Map lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-49
Personal lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-49
Trunk light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-51
Vanity mirror lights . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-50
Warning/indicator lights and audible
reminders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-13
Xenon headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-29
Light replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-30
Lights, Exterior and interior light
replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-32
Loading information (See vehicle loading
information) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-15
Lock
Automatic door locks . . . . . . . . . . . .3-5
Door locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Power door lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Trunk lid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-17
Locking with mechanical key . . . . . . . . . .3-4
Low fuel warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-15
Low tire pressure warning light . . . . . . . .2-15
Low tire pressure warning system (See tire
pressure monitoring system (TPMS)) . . . . .5-3
Maintenance
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-17
General maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2
Inside the vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-3
Maintenance precautions . . . . . . . . . 8-5
Maintenance requirements . . . . . . . . 8-2
Outside the vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2
Seat belt maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . 1-19
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Malfunction indicator light (MIL) . . . . . . .2-19
Map lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-49
Mechanical key (Intelligent Key system) . . .3-3
Memory storage, Automatic drive
positioner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-27
Meters and gauges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-5
Meters and gauges, Instrument brightness
control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-32
Mirror
Inside mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-23
Outside mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-24
Mobile entertainment system (MES) . . . . .4-62
Monitor, Rearview monitor . . . . . . . . . .4-22
Moonroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-46
Music box hard-disk drive audio system . .4-50
N
Net, Cargo net . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-43
New vehicle break-in . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-46
O
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-6
Off-road recovery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5
Oil
Capacities and recommended fuel/
lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-2
Changing engine oil and filter . . . . . . 8-12
Checking engine oil level . . . . . . . . . 8-12
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-12
Engine oil viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-6
Operation, Indicators for operation (dot
matrix) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-22
Outside mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-24
Owner’s Manual/Service Manual order
information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-23
P
Panic alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-15
Parking
Parking brake operation . . . . . . . . . .5-16
Parking on hills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-48
Parking brake break-in . . . . . . . . . . . .5-50
Personal lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-49
Phone
BluetoothT Hands-Free Phone System
(with navigation system) . . . . . . . . .4-74
BluetoothT Hands-Free Phone System
(without navigation system) . . . . . . . 4-84
Car phone or CB radio . . . . . . . . . . 4-73
Power
Power door lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-4
Power outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-38
Power steering fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-16
Power steering system . . . . . . . . . . 5-49
Power windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-43
Power front seat adjustment . . . . . . . . . .1-2
Pre-crash seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-15
Precautions
All-wheel drive (AWD) driving safety . . . .5-7
Audio operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-34
Braking precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-49
Child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-19
Cruise control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-23
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-5
Seat belt usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12
Supplemental restraint system . . . . . . 1-40
When starting and driving . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Preview function (for Intelligent cruise
control system) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-45
Preview Function warning light . . . . . . . .2-17
Push starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-10
Push-button ignition switch . . . . . . . . . .5-8
R
Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-34 , 4-60
Radio
Car phone or CB radio . . . . . . . . . . .4-73
FM-AM-SAT radio with Compact Disc
(CD) player/changer . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-43
Rain-sensing auto wiper system . . . . . . .2-28
Rapid air pressure loss . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-6
Readiness for inspection/maintenance
(I/M) test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-22
Rear Active Steer system . . . . . . . . . . .5-55
Rear Active Steer warning light . . . . . . . .2-17
Rear door lock, Child safety rear door lock . .3-6
Rear seat adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-4
Rear seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-4
Rear sunshade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-47
Rear window and outside mirror defroster
switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-28
Rearview monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-22
Recorders, Event data . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-23
Registering your vehicle in another
country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-10
Remote controller (DVD) . . . . . . . . . . . .4-71
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Remote keyless entry function, For
Intelligent Key system . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-14
Reporting safety defects (US only) . . . . . .9-21
Roadside assistance program . . . . . . . . .6-2
Rollover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-5
Roof, Moonroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-46
Safety
Child seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-14
Reporting safety defects (US only) . . . . 9-21
S
Satellite radio operation . . . . . . . . . . .4-44
Seat adjustment
Front power seat adjustment . . . . . . . .1-2
Front seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Rear seat adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
Seat belt(s)
Child safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-14
Infants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-14
Injured persons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-15
Larger children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-15
Pre-crash seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-15
Precautions on seat belt usage . . . . . . 1-12
Pregnant women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-15
Seat belt cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5
Seat belt extenders . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-18
Seat belt maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . 1-19
Seat belt warning light . . . . . . . . . . 2-17
Seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12
Seat belts with pretensioners . . . . . . . 1-51
Shoulder belt height adjustment . . . . . 1-18
Small children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-15
Three-point type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-16
Seat(s)
Driver-side memory . . . . . . . . . . . .3-26
Front climate controlled seats . . . . . . 2-35
Rear heated seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-34
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Security system (INFINITI Vehicle
Immobilizer System), Engine start . . . . . .2-25
Security system, Vehicle security system . .2-24
Selector lever
Shift lock release . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-15
Servicing air conditioner (See automatic
climate control) . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-29 , 4-30
Servicing climate control . . . . . . . . . . .4-33
SETTING button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-15
Shift lock release
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-15
Shifting, Automatic transmission . . . . . . .5-11
Shoulder belt height adjustment . . . . . . .1-18
Small light indicator light . . . . . . . . . . .2-20
Snow mode switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-37
Spare tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-9
Spark plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-20
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-6
Starting
Before starting the engine . . . . . . . . .5-10
Precautions when starting and driving . . 5-2
Starting the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11
STATUS button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-7
Status light, Front passenger air bag . . . .1-47
Steering
Power steering fluid . . . . . . . . . . . .8-16
Power steering system . . . . . . . . . . 5-49
Rear Active Steer system . . . . . . . . . 5-55
Steering-wheel-mounted controls for
audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-58
Tilt/telescopic steering . . . . . . . . . . 3-22
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-40
Sun visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-22
Sunglasses holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-41
Sunshade (rear) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-47
Supplemental air bag warning labels . . . .1-52
Supplemental air bag warning light . .1-53 , 2-17
Supplemental restraint system . . . . . . . .1-40
Supplemental restraint system, Precautions
on supplemental restraint system . . . . . .1-40
Switch
Audio control rear switch . . . . . . . . .4-60
Autolight switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-30
Fog light switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-33
Hazard warning flasher switch . . . . . . 2-33
Headlight switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-29
Ignition switch automatic transmission
models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11
Lane departure warning (LDW) system . 2-36
Power door lock switch . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
Rear window and outside mirror
defroster switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-28
Snow mode switch . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-37
Turn signal switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-33
Vehicle dynamic control (VDC) off
switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-37
Switch, climate control rear switch . . . . .4-33
T
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-6
Temperature gauge, Engine coolant
temperature gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-7
Theft (INFINITI Vehicle Immobilizer System),
Engine start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-25
Three-way catalyst . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-2
Tilt/telescopic steering . . . . . . . . . . . .3-22
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Tire pressure, Low tire pressure warning
light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-15
Tires
Flat tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-2
Low tire pressure warning system . . . . 5-3
Spare tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-44
Tire and Loading information label . . . 8-36
Tire chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-41
Tire dressing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3
Tire pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-34
Tire pressure monitoring system
(TPMS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3
Tire rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-41
Types of tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-40
Uniform tire quality grading . . . . . . . 9-19
Wheel/tire size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-9
Wheels and tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-34
Top tether strap child restraints . . . . . . .1-23
Touch screen system . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-4
Towing
Flat towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-19
Tow truck towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-11
Towing a trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-18
TPMS, Tire pressure monitoring system . . . .5-3
TPMS, Tire pressure warning system . . . . .6-2
Trailer towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-18
Transceiver, HomeLinkT Universal
Transceiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-51
Transmission
Automatic transmission fluid (ATF) . . . .8-15
Driving with automatic transmission . . . 5-11
Transmission selector lever lock
release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-15
Transmitter, With Intelligent Key system
(See Intelligent Key system) . . . . . . . . . .3-14
Traveling or registering your vehicle in
another country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-10
Trip computer information (display) . . . . .4-10
Trunk
Interior trunk lid release . . . . . . . . . .3-19
Trunk lid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-17
Trunk lid release switch . . . . . . . . . . 3-18
Trunk open request switch . . . . . . . . 3-18
Trunk release power cancel switch . . . 3-19
Trunk light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-51
Trunk pass-through . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-11
Turn signal switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-33
U
Underbody cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-3
Uniform tire quality grading . . . . . . . . . .9-19
V
Vanity mirror lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-50
Variable voltage control system . . . . . . .8-19
Vehicle
Dimensions and weights . . . . . . . . .9-10
Recovery (freeing a stuck vehicle) . . . . 6-14
Vehicle dynamic control (VDC) off
switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-37
Vehicle dynamic control (VDC)
system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-54
Vehicle information and settings
(display) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-7
Vehicle identification number (VIN) . . . . . .9-11
Vehicle loading information . . . . . . . . . .9-15
Vehicle security system . . . . . . . . . . . .2-24
Ventilators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-28
Voice command (See BluetoothT Hands-Free
Phone System) . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-76 , 4-89
Voice recognition system . . . . . . . . . . .4-98
Voice recognition, Alternate command
mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-109
Warning
Dot matrix display . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-21
Hazard warning flasher switch . . . . . . 2-33
Lane departure warning (LDW) system . . 5-17
Tire pressure monitoring system
(TPMS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3
Warning/indicator lights and audible
reminders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-12
W
Warning labels, Air bag warning labels . . .1-52
Warning light
Air bag warning light . . . . . . . . . . . .1-53
All-wheel drive (AWD) warning light . . . 2-13
Anti-lock braking system (ABS) warning
light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-13
Brake warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14
Door open warning light . . . . . . . . . 2-14
Intelligent Key system warning light . . . 2-15
Lane departure warning light . . . . . . . 2-15
Low fuel warning light . . . . . . . . . . . 2-15
Low tire pressure warning light . . . . . 2-15
Rear Active Steer warning light . . . . . . 2-17
Seat belt warning light . . . . . . . . . . 2-17
Warning lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-13
Warranty, Emission control system
warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-20
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Washer switch, Windshield wiper and
washer switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-27
Washing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-2
Waxing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-2
Weights (See dimensions and weights) . . .9-10
Wheel/tire size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-9
Wheels and tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-34
Wheels and tires, Cleaning aluminum alloy
wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-3
Wheels, Rear Active Steer system . . . . . .5-55
Window washer fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-17
Window(s)
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-3
Power windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-43
Windshield wiper and washer switch . . . .2-27
Wiper
Rain-sensing auto wiper system . . . . .2-28
Windshield wiper and washer switch . . 2-27
Wiper blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-22
X
Xenon headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-29
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FUEL RECOMMENDATION:
VK45DE engine
Use unleaded premium gasoline with an octane
rating of at least 91 AKI (Anti-Knock Index)
number (Research octane number 96).
If premium gasoline is not available, unleaded
regular gasoline with an octane rating of 87 AKI
number (Research octane number 91) may be
temporarily used, but only under the following
precautions:
● Have the fuel tank filled only partially with
unleaded regular gasoline, and fill up with
unleaded premium gasoline as soon as possible.
● Avoid full throttle driving and abrupt acceleration.
However, for maximum vehicle performance, the
use of unleaded premium gasoline is recommended.
VQ35HR engine
INFINITI recommends the use of unleaded premium gasoline with an octane rating of at least
91 AKI (Anti-Knock Index) number (Research
octane number 96).
If unleaded premium gasoline is not available,
you may use unleaded regular gasoline with an
octane rating of at least 87 AKI number (Research octane number 91), but you may notice a
decrease in performance.
CAUTION
● Using a fuel other than that specified could
adversely affect the emission control systems, and may also affect warranty
coverage.
● Under no circumstances should a leaded
gasoline be used, since this will damage the
three way catalyst.
● Do not use E-85 fuel in your vehicle. Your
vehicle is not designed to run on E-85 fuel.
Using E-85 fuel can damage the fuel system
components and is not covered by the
INFINITI new vehicle limited warranty.
For additional information, see “CAPACITIES
AND RECOMMENDED FUEL/LUBRICANTS” in the
“9. Technical and consumer information” section.
ENGINE OIL RECOMMENDATION:
● Engine oil with API Certification Mark
● Viscosity SAE 5W-30
See “CAPACITIES AND RECOMMENDED
FUEL/LUBRICANTS” in the “9. Technical and
consumer information” section for engine oil
and oil filter recommendation.
COLD TIRE PRESSURES:
The label is typically located on the driver side
center pillar or on the driver’s door. For additional information, see “WHEELS AND TIRES” in
the “8. Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section.
NEW VEHICLE BREAK-IN PROCEDURES
RECOMMENDATION:
During the first 1,200 miles (2,000 km) of
vehicle use, follow the recommendations outlined in the “BREAK-IN SCHEDULE” in the “5.
Starting and driving” section of this Owner’s
Manual. Follow these recommendations for the
future reliability and economy of your new
vehicle.
GAS STATION INFORMATION
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