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 wheel hub
    Removal and Installation Steering knuckle  Splash guard  Wheel hub and bearing assembly  Cotter pin REMOVAL  Remove wheel and tire using power tool. Refer to WT-60, "Adjustment".  Remove wheel sensor from steering knuckle. Refer to BRC-102, "Rem ...

    FEB system operation
    1. Vehicle ahead detection indicator 2. FEB warning indicator 3. FEB system warning light The FEB system will function when your vehicle is driven at speeds above approximately 3 mph (5 km/h). If a risk of a forward collision is detected, the FEB system will provide an initial warning t ...

    U1216 AV control unit
    Description Replace the AV control unit if this DTC is displayed. Part name  Description  AV CONTROL UNIT  It is the master unit of the MULTI AV system and it is connected to each control unit by means of communication. It operates each syste ...

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