Nissan Maxima Owners Manual: Entry/Exit function (if so equipped)
The automatic drive positioner system will make the steering wheel move up automatically when the driver's door is opened and the ignition switch is in the LOCK position. This lets the driver get into and out of the seat more easily. The steering wheel moves back into position when the driver's door is closed and the ignition switch is pushed.
For additional information, refer to "Automatic drive positioner" in this section.