Nissan Maxima Owners Manual: Driving the vehicle

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)

Nissan Maxima. Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)

WARNING

  • Do not depress the accelerator pedal while shifting from P (Park) or N (Neutral) to R (Reverse), D (Drive), or M (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. It can also damage the vehicle.

  • Cold engine idle speed is high, so use caution when shifting into a forward or reverse gear before the engine has warmed up.
  • Do not downshift abruptly on slippery roads. This may cause a loss of control.
  • Never shift to either the P (Park) or R (Reverse) position while the vehicle is moving forward and P (Park) or D (Drive) position while the vehicle is reversing.

    This could cause an accident or damage the transmission.

CAUTION

  • Except in an emergency, do not shift to the N (Neutral) position while driving.

    Coasting with the transmission in the N (Neutral) position may cause serious damage to the transmission.

  • To avoid possible damage to your vehicle, 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.

The CVT 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 pages.

Follow these procedures for maximum vehicle performance and driving enjoyment.

NOTE:

Engine power may be automatically reduced to protect the CVT if the engine speed increases quickly when driving on slippery roads or while being tested on some dynamometers.

Starting the engine
1. Apply the parking brake. 2. Move the shift lever to P (Park) or N (Neutral). P (Park) is recommended. The starter is designed not to operate if the shift lever is in any of the driving pos ...

Starting the vehicle
1. After starting the engine, fully depress the foot brake pedal before moving the shift lever out of the P (Park) position. 2. Keep the foot brake pedal depressed and move the shift lever into ...

Other materials:

Mechanical key
The Intelligent Key contains the mechanical key, which can be used in case of a discharged battery. To remove the mechanical key, release the lock knob on the back of the Intelligent Key. To install the mechanical key, firmly insert it into the Intelligent Key until the lock knob return ...

C1145, C1146 yaw rate/side/decel G sensor
Description The yaw rate/side/decel G sensor detects the yaw rate/side/decel G affecting the vehicle, and transmits the data to the ABS actuator and electric unit (control unit) as an analog voltage signal. DTC Logic DTC DETECTION LOGIC DTC CONFIRMATION PROCEDURE 1.CHECK SELF-DIAGNOSI ...

P0841 transmission fluid pressure SEN/SW A
Description Using the engine load (throttle position), the primary pulley revolution speed, and the secondary pulley revolution speed as input signals, TCM changes the operating pressure of the primary pulley and the secondary pulley and changes the groove width of the pulley to control the ...

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