Nissan Maxima Owners Manual: Cleaning interior

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 (if so equipped) 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 (if so equipped).

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 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.

For Alcantara (if so equipped)

Water Soluble Stains Stains Not Soluble in Water Resistant Stains
Stain Cleaning Method Stain Cleaning Method Repeat as Necessary Don't Know What Caused the Stain?
Fruit juice, jam, jelly, syrup, ketchup, chocolate, ice cream and mustard Use a white towel damped in lukewarm water; rinse by dabbing with a damped white towel in clean water. Makeup (Lipstick, foundation, mascara, eye shadow), perfume, shoe polish, grease or oil (in general), grass stain Rub with ethyl alcohol (remember not to rub too hard), wipe with water and rinse by dabbing with clean water. Repeat treatments as often as necessary. Even stains that are not soluble in water will often require to be treated with water afterwards. Treat with lukewarm water first, then rinse by dabbing with clean water. If the stain begins to dissolve in the water, repeat the treatment as often as necessary. Allow to dry and if necessary, treat with ethyl alcohol
Blood, eggs, excrement or urine Wipe with water at room temperature, rinse with clean water. AVOID the use of warm water because it will make these substances coagulate. Chewing gum Put a plastic bag full of ice on top of the gum, when the gum has become hard remove the pieces, then treat with ethyl alcohol.  
Vinegar, tomato sauce, coffee or hair gel Pre-treat with lemon juice, then wipe with lukewarm water, rinse by dabbing with clean water.  
Tire dressings

Air fresheners