Nissan Maxima Owners Manual: Terms

It is important to familiarize yourself with the following terms before loading your vehicle:

  • Curb Weight (actual weight of your vehicle) - vehicle weight including: standard and optional equipment, fluids, emergency tools, and spare tire assembly. This weight does not include passengers and cargo.
  • GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight) - curb weight plus the combined weight of passengers and cargo.
  • GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) - maximum total combined weight of the unloaded vehicle, passengers, luggage, hitch, trailer tongue load and any other optional equipment. This information is located on the F.M.V.S.S./C.M.V.S.S.

    certification label.

  • GAWR (Gross AxleWeight Rating) - maximum weight (load) limit specified for the front or rear axle. This information is located on the F.M.V.S.S./C.M.V.S.S. certification label.
  • GCWR (Gross Combined Weight rating) - The maximum total weight rating of the vehicle, passengers, cargo, and trailer.
  • Vehicle Capacity Weight, Load limit, Total load capacity - maximum total weight limit specified of the load (passengers and cargo) for the vehicle.

    This is the maximum combined weight of occupants and cargo that can be loaded into the vehicle. If the vehicle is used to tow a trailer, the trailer tongue weight must be included as part of the cargo load. This information is located on the Tire and Loading Information label.

  • Cargo capacity - permissible weight of cargo, the subtracted weight of occupants from the load limit.
    Vehicle loading information
    WARNING It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area inside a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed. Do not allow p ...

    Vehicle load capacity
    Do not exceed the load limit of your vehicle shown as "The combined weight of occupants and cargo" on the Tire and Loading Information label. Do not exceed the number of occupants shown as "Seati ...

    Other materials:

    Front seat belt
    Exploded View D-ring anchor Adjustable upper anchor cover Seat belt buckle Seat belt buckle connector Lower anchor bolt cover Seat belt pre-tensioner connector Seat belt retractor assembly Adjustable upper anchor D-ring anchor bolt Seat belt buckle anchor bolt Lower ...

    ECU diagnosis information
    A/C AUTO AMP. Reference Value VALUES ON THE DIAGNOSIS TOOL CONSULT MONITOR ITEM A/C AUTO AMP. HARNESS CONNECTOR TERMINAL LAYOUT TERMINALS AND REFERENCE VALUES FOR A/C AUTO AMP. DTC Inspection Priority Chart If some DTCs are displayed at the same time, perform inspections one b ...

    BCM (body control module)
    Reference Value NOTE: The Signal Tech II Tool (J-50190) can be used to perform the following functions. Refer to the Signal Tech II User Guide for additional information. Activate and display TPMS transmitter IDs Display tire pressure reported by the TPMS transmitter Read TPMS DTCs Re ...

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