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:

    Check cooling fan relay
    Description The electrical load signal (Headlamp switch signal, rear window defogger switch signal, etc.) is transferred via the CAN communication line from BCM to ECM via the IPDM E/R. Component Function Check 1.CHECK REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER SWITCH FUNCTION Turn ignition switch ON. Connec ...

    B210F transmission range switch
    Description IPDM E/R confirms the shift position with the following signals.  Transmission range switch  Shift position signal from BCM (CAN) DTC Logic DTC DETECTION LOGIC NOTE: If DTC B210F is displayed with DTC U1000, first perform the trouble diagnosi ...

    System maintenance
    The two radar sensors 1 for the BSW and RCTA systems are located near the rear bumper. Always keep the area near the radar sensors clean. The radar sensors may be blocked by temporary ambient conditions such as splashing water, mist or fog. The blocked condition may also be caused b ...

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