Nissan Maxima Owners Manual: Instruments and controls

Nissan Maxima Owners Manual / Instruments and controls

  • Instrument Panel
  • Vent Headlight/fog light/turn signal switch Supplemental front-impact air bag. Horn Meters and gauges. Warning and indicator lights. Vehicle information display Paddle shifters (if so equipped) Wiper and washer switch Audio controls*.  Navigation controls* Hazard warning flasher switch Navigation display*.  Audio display* Front passenger supplemental air bag Glove box Front passenger air bag status light AUX input/USB port* Heater and air conditioning controls Shift lever Display Commander* Push-button ignition switch Bluetooth Hands-Free Phone System. Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) switches (if so equipped).  Tilt and telescopic steering Audio control switches*.

  • Meters and gauges
  • Tachometer Warning and indicator lights Vehicle information display. Odometer.

    1. Speedometer and odometer
    2. Tachometer
    3. Engine coolant temperature gauge
    4. Fuel gauge
  • Warning lights, indicator lights and audible reminders
    1. Checking lights
    2. Warning lights
    3. Indicator lights
    4. Audible reminders
  • Vehicle information display
  • The vehicle information display is located to the left of the speedometer.

    1. How to use the vehicle information display
    2. Startup display
    3. Drive computer
    4. Settings
    5. Vehicle information display warnings and indicators
  • Control Panel and vehicle information display Interaction
    1. Audio
    2. Receiving a call
    3. Text Messaging
    4. Navigation System
    5. Navigation Swipe to Meter
  • Security systems
    1. Vehicle security system
    2. NISSAN vehicle immobilizer system
  • Wiper and washer switch
    1. Switch operation
    2. Rain-sensing auto wiper system (if so equipped)
  • Rear window and outside mirror (if so equipped) defroster switch
  • To defrost the rear window glass and outside mirror (if so equipped), start the engine and push the rear window defroster switch on. The rear window defroster indicator light on the switch comes on. Push the switch again to turn the defroster off. The rear window defroster automatically turns off after approximately 15 minutes. CAUTION When cleaning the inner side of the rear window, be careful not to scratch or damage the rear window defroster. NOTE: The top and bottom few rows of wires on the rear window are not part of the rear window defroster system. These wires make up the antenna for the audio system.

  • Headlight and turn signal switch
    1. Headlight control switch
    2. Daytime running light system
    3. Turn signal switch
    4. Fog light switch
  • Horn
  • To sound the horn, push near the center pad of the steering wheel. WARNING Do not disassemble the horn. Doing so could affect proper operation of the supplemental front air bag system. Tampering with the supplemental front air bag system may result in serious personal injury.

  • Climate controlled seat switches (if so equipped)
  • The climate controlled seat warms up or cools down the front seat by blowing warm or cool air from under the surface of the seat. The climate control switch is located on the center console. The climate controlled seat can be operated as follows: 1. Start the engine. 2. Turn the control knob A to the heat side 1 or the cool side 2 . The indicator light B on the control knob will illuminate. 3. Adjust the desired amount of air using the control knob. The climate controlled seat blower remains on low speed for approximately 60 seconds after turning the switch on or selecting the desired temperature. 4.

  • Heated seat switches (if so equipped)
  • The front seats are warmed by built-in heaters. 1. Start the engine. 2. Push the LO or HI position of the switch, as desired. The indicator light in the switch will illuminate. The heater is controlled by a thermostat, automatically turning the heater on and off. The indicator light will remain on as long as the switch is on. 3. When the seat is warmed or before you leave the vehicle, be sure to turn the switch off. WARNING Do not use or allow occupants to use the seat heater if you or the occupants cannot monitor elevated seat temperatures or have an inability to feel pain in body parts that contact the seat. Use of the seat heater by such people could result in serious injury.

  • Heated steering wheel switch (if so equipped)
  • The heated steering wheel system is designed to operate only when the surface temperature of the steering wheel is below 68F (20C). Push the heated steering wheel switch to warm the steering wheel after the engine starts. The indicator light will come on. If the surface temperature of the steering wheel is below 68F (20C), the system will heat the steering wheel and cycle off and on to maintain a temperature above 68F (20C). The indicator light will remain on as long as the system is on. Push the switch again to turn the heated steering wheel system off manually. The indicator light will go off.

  • Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) off switch
  • The vehicle should be driven with the VDC system on for most driving conditions. If the vehicle is stuck in mud or snow, the VDC system reduces the engine output to reduce wheel spin. The engine speed will be reduced even if the accelerator is depressed to the floor. If maximum engine power is needed to free a stuck vehicle, turn the VDC system off. To turn off the VDC system, push the VDC OFF switch. The indicator will come on. Push the VDC OFF switch again or restart the engine to turn on the system. For additional information, refer to "Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system" in the "Starting and driving" section of this manual.

  • E-call (SOS) switch (if so equipped)
  • The E-call (SOS) system switch is used in combination with a NissanConnectSM Services subscription to call for assistance in case of an emergency. Pushing the switch will (with a paid subscription) reach a Response Specialist that will provide assistance based on the situation described by the vehicle's occupant. For additional information, or to enroll your vehicle, refer to www.NissanUSA.com/connect or call 855-426-6628.

  • Power outlet
  • Console Box The power outlet is for powering electrical accessories such as cellular telephones. It is rated at 12 volt, 120W (10A) maximum. The power outlet is powered only when the ignition switch is in the ACC or ON position. CAUTION The outlet and plug may be hot during or immediately after use. Only certain power outlets are designed for use with a cigarette lighter unit. Do not use any other power outlet for an accessory lighter. It is recommended that you visit a NISSAN dealer for additional information. Do not use with accessories that exceed a 12 volt, 120W (10A) power draw. Do not use double adapters or more than one electrical accessory.

  • Extended storage switch
  • The extended storage switch is used when the vehicle is in transit from the factory. It is located in the fuse panel to the left of the steering wheel on the instrument panel. If any electrical equipment does not operate, ensure the extended storage switch is pushed fully in place, as shown.

  • Storage
  • Map pockets

    1. Seatback pockets
    2. Storage tray
    3. Glove box
    4. Sunglasses holder
    5. Cup holders
  • Windows
  • Power windows WARNING Make sure that all passengers have their hands, etc. inside the vehicle while it is in motion and before closing the windows. Use the window lock switch to prevent unexpected use of the power windows. To help avoid risk of injury or death through unintended operation of the vehicle and or its systems, including entrapment in windows or inadvertent door lock activation, do not leave children, people who require the assistance of others or pets unattended in your vehicle. Additionally, the temperature inside a closed vehicle on a warm day can quickly become high enough to cause a significant risk of injury or death to people and pets.

  • Moonroof (if so equipped)
  • Power moonroo The moonroof will only operate when the ignition switch is placed in the ON position. The power moonroof is operational for a period of time, even if the ignition switch is placed in the ACC or OFF position. If the driver's door or the front passenger's door is opened during this period of time, the power to the moonroof is canceled. Sliding the moonroof To fully open the moonroof, push the switch toward 1 . To fully close the moonroof, push the switch toward 2 . To open or close the moonroof part way, push the switch in any direction while the moonroof is sliding to stop it in the desired position.

  • Dual Panel Moonroof (if so equipped)
  • Power moonroof. The moonroof will only operate when the ignition switch is in theONposition. The power moonroof is operational for a period of time, even if the ignition switch is placed in the ACC or OFF position. If the driver's door or the front passenger's door is opened during this period of time, the power to the moonroof is canceled. Sliding the moonroof To slide the moonroof: To fully open the moonroof, push the switch 1 toward the open position until it reaches the second detent. If the switch 1 is pushed to the first detent, only the sunshade will open. To fully close the moonroof, push the switch 2 toward the close position until it reaches the second detent.

  • Rear power sunshade (if so equipped)
  • The rear sun shade operates when the ignition switch is in the ACC or ON position. The rear sun shade switch is located on the front console. To raise the sun shade, push the upper side of the switch 1 . To lower the sun shade, push the lower side of the switch 2 . The switch need not be held down. CAUTION Do not place objects (such as newspapers, handkerchiefs, etc.) on the screen inlet port. Doing so may entangle these objects in the screen when it is extending or retracting, causing improper operation or damage to the screen. Do not push the sun shade arm with your hands, etc., as this may deform it. Improper operation or damage to the screen may result.

  • Interior lights
    1. Console light
    2. Map lights
  • HomeLink Universal Transceiver
  • The HomeLink Universal Transceiver provides a convenient way to consolidate the functions of up to three individual hand-held transmitters into one built-in device. HomeLink Universal Transceiver: Will operate most radio frequency devices such as garage doors, gates, home and office lighting, entry door locks and security systems. Is powered by your vehicle's battery. No separate batteries are required. If the vehicle's battery is discharged or is disconnected, HomeLink will retain all programming. When the HomeLink Universal Transceiver is programmed, retain the original transmitter for future programming procedures (Example: new vehicle purchases).

    1. Programming HomeLink
    2. Programming HomeLink for Canadian customers and gate openers
    3. Operating the HomeLink Universal Transceiver
    4. Programming trouble-diagnosis
    5. Clearing the programmed information
    6. Reprogramming a single HomeLink button
    7. If your vehicle is stolen
Supplemental air bag warning light

Instrument Panel