Nissan Maxima Owners Manual: In case of emergency
- Hazard warning flasher switch
- Emergency engine shut off
- Flat tire
Push the switch on to warn other drivers when you must stop or park under emergency conditions. All turn signal lights 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. The flashers will operate with the ignition switch placed in any position. Some jurisdictions may prohibit the use of the hazard warning flasher switch while driving.
To shut off the engine in an emergency situation while driving, perform the following procedure: Rapidly push the push-button ignition switch three consecutive times in less than 1.5 seconds, or Push and hold the push-button ignition switch for more than 2 seconds.
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 battery out of the reach of children.
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. WARNING 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. 1. Move the vehicle safely off the road, apply the parking brake and move the shift lever to P (Park). Do not stop the engine. 2.
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 a NISSAN dealer. Local service operators are generally familiar with the applicable laws and procedures for towing. To assure proper towing and to prevent accidental damage to your vehicle, NISSAN recommends having 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.