Nissan Maxima Owners Manual: Protect your vehicle from corrosion

Nissan Maxima Owners Manual / Appearance and care / Corrosion protection / 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 or broom.
  • 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 de-icing 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, it is recommended that you visit a NISSAN dealer.

    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 dry ...

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    Precaution
    PRECAUTIONS Precaution for Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) "AIR BAG" and "SEAT BELT PRE-TENSIONER" The Supplemental Restraint System such as "AIR BAG" and "SEAT BELT PRE-TENSIONER", used along with a front seat belt, helps to reduce the risk or severity of injury to ...

    Diagnosis system (meter)
    Diagnosis Description SELF-DIAGNOSIS MODE Odo/trip meter and information display segment operation can be checked in self-diagnosis mode. Meters/gauges can be checked in self-diagnosis mode. OPERATION PROCEDURE Turn the ignition switch OFF. While pushing the odo/trip meter switch, ...

    Diagnosis system (BCM)
    CONSULT Function (BCM - COMMON ITEM) APPLICATION ITEM CONSULT performs the following functions via CAN communication with BCM. SYSTEM APPLICATION BCM can perform the following functions. CONSULT Function (BCM - AIR PRESSURE MONITOR) NOTE: The Signal Tech II Tool (J-50190) can be used to ...

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