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:

    Driver side door mirror defogger does not operate
    Diagnosis Procedure 1. CHECK DOOR MIRROR DEFOGGER LH Check door mirror defogger LH. PASSENGER SIDE DOOR MIRROR DEFOGGER DOES NOT OPERATE Diagnosis Procedure 1. CHECK DOOR MIRROR DEFOGGER RH Check door mirror defogger RH. REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER SWITCH DOES NOT LIGHT, BUT REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER O ...

    Both side headlamps (LO) are not turned on
    Description The headlamps (both sides) do not turn ON in any lighting switch setting. Diagnosis Procedure 1.CHECK COMBINATION SWITCH (LIGHTING AND TURN SIGNAL SWITCH) Check the combination switch (lighting and turn signal switch 2.CHECK HEADLAMP (LO) REQUEST SIGNAL INPUT CONSULT DATA MONITOR ...

    Troubleshooting guide
    Verify the location of all Intelligent Keys that are programmed for the vehicle. If another Intelligent Key is in range or inside the vehicle, the vehicle system may respond differently than expected. Symptom Possible Cause Remedy When pushing the ignition switch to sto ...

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