Nissan Maxima-2005 Manual
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The supplemental front air bags ordinarily will not inflate in the event of a side impact, rear impact, rollover, or lower severity frontal collision. Also, the front passenger air bag will not inflate if the passenger air bag status light is lit. See Front passenger air bag and status light later in this section. Always wear your seat belts to help reduce the risk or severity of injury in various kinds of accidents.
The seat belts and the supplemental front air bags are most effective when you are sitting well back and upright in the seat. The front air bags inflate with great force. Even with the NISSAN advanced air bag system, if you are unrestrained, leaning forward, sitting sideways or out of position in any way, you are at greater risk of injury or death in a crash. You may also receive serious or fatal injuries from the supplemental front air bag if you are up against it when it inflates. Always sit back against
The front passenger seat is equipped with an occupant classification sensor (weight sensor) that turns the front passenger air bag OFF under some conditions. This sensor is only used in this seat. Failure to be properly seated and wearing the seat belt can increase the risk or severity of injury in an accident. See Front Passenger air bag and status light later in this section. Keep hands on the outside of the steering wheel. Placing them inside the steering wheel rim could increase the risk that they are injured when the supplemental front air bag inflates.
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Never let children ride unrestrained or extend their hands or face out of the window. Do not attempt to hold them in your lap or arms. Some examples of dangerous riding positions are shown in the illustrations.
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1-38 SafetySeats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
Even with the NISSAN Advanced Air Bag System, never install a rear-facing child restraint in the front seat. An inflating supplemental front air bag could seriously injure or kill your child. See Child restraints earlier in this section for details.
Children may be severely injured or killed when the supplemental front air bags, side air bags or curtain sideimpact air bags inflate if they are not properly restrained. Pre-teens and children should be properly restrained in the rear seat, if possible.
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The seat belts, the supplemental side air bags and curtain side-impact air bags are most effective when you are sitting well back and upright in the seat. The side air bag and curtain side-impact air bag inflate with great force. Do not allow anyone to place their hand, leg or face near the side air bag on the side of the seatback of the front seat or near the side roof rails. Do not allow anyone sitting in the front seats or rear outboard seats to extend their hand out of the window or lean against the door. Some examples of dangerous riding positions are shown in the previous illustrations.
Repair and replacement procedure
The supplemental front air bags, supplemental side air bags, curtain side-impact air bags and pre-tensioner seat belts are designed to inflate on a one-time-only basis. As a reminder, unless it is damaged, the supplemental air bag warning light remains illuminated after inflation has occurred. Repair and replacement of these supplemental air bag systems should be done only by a NISSAN dealer. When maintenance work is required on the vehicle, the supplemental front air bags, supplemental side air bags, curtain side-impact air bags, pre-tensioner seat belts and related parts should be pointed out to the person performing the maintenance. The ignition key should always be in the LOCK position when working under the hood or inside the vehicle.
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2 Instruments and controls
Instrument panel. 2-2 Meters and gauges. 2-3 Speedometer and odometer. 2-4 Tachometer. 2-5 Engine coolant temperature gauge. 2-5 Fuel gauge. 2-6 Compass display (if so equipped). 2-6 Zone variation change procedure. 2-7 Warning/indicator lights and audible reminders. 2-9 Checking bulbs. 2-9 Warning lights. 2-9 Indicator lights. 2-12 Audible reminders. 2-14 Security systems. 2-14 Vehicle security system. 2-14 Nissan vehicle immobilizer system (NVIS). 2-16 Windshield wiper and washer switch. 2-18 Switch operation. 2-18 Rear window and outside mirror (if so equipped) defroster switch. 2-19 Headlight and turn signal switch. 2-19 Xenon headlights (if so equipped). 2-19 Headlight control switch. 2-20
Daytime running light system (Canada only). 2-22 Instrument brightness control. 2-22 Turn signal switch. 2-23 Fog light switch. 2-23 Cornering light. 2-23 Hazard warning flasher switch. 2-24 Horn. 2-24 Heated seats (if so equipped). 2-25 Heated steering wheel (if so equipped). 2-26 Traction control system (TCS) off switch (if so equipped). 2-26 Vehicle dynamic control (VDC) off switch (if so equipped). 2-27 Power outlet. 2-27 Cigarette lighter. 2-28 Storage. 2-29 Map pockets. 2-29 Seatback pockets. 2-29 Sunglasses holder. 2-30 Cup holders. 2-30 Glove box. 2-32 Console box. 2-32 Rear center console (if so equipped). 2-33
Covered storage box (if so equipped). 2-34 Grocery hooks. 2-34 Cargo nets. 2-35 Windows. 2-36 Power windows. 2-36 Skyview roof. 2-38 Sunroof (if so equipped). 2-38 Automatic sunroof. 2-38 Rear sun shade (if so equipped). 2-40 Interior light. 2-41 Personal lights. 2-42 Front. 2-42
Rear. 2-43 Trunk light. 2-43 HomeLink universal transceiver. 2-43 Programming HomeLink. 2-44 Programming HomeLink for Canadian customers. 2-45 Operating the HomeLink universal transceiver. 2-45 Programming trouble-diagnosis. 2-46 Clearing the programmed information. 2-46 Reprogramming a single HomeLink button. 2-46 If your vehicle is stolen. 2-46
Light reminder chime
With the ignition switch in the OFF position, a chime sounds when the drivers door is opened if the headlights or parking lights are on. Turn the headlight control switch off before leaving the vehicle.
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3. Close the trunk lid and all doors. Lock all doors. The doors can be locked with the key, power door lock switch or with the keyfob. Keyfob operation: button on the keyfob. Push the All doors lock. The hazard lights flash twice and the horn beeps once to indicate all doors are locked. button is pushed with When the all doors locked, the hazard lights flash twice and the horn beeps once as a reminder that the doors are already locked.
Security indicator light (Vehicle security system)
1 The security indicator light is located on the instrument panel near the windshield.
The security indicator light shows the status of the vehicle security system. The light operates whenever the ignition switch is in the LOCK, OFF, or ACC position. The vehicle security system has four phases. For each phase the operation of the security indicator light is different.
The horn may or may not beep. Refer to Personalized settings menu (vehicles without navigation system) or Vehicle electronic systems (vehicles with navigation system) in the Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems section later in this manual.
How to arm the vehicle security system
1. Close all windows. (The system can be armed even if the windows are open.) 2. Remove the key from the ignition switch.
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4. Confirm that the SECURITY indicator light comes on. The SECURITY light stays on for about 30 seconds. The vehicle security system is now pre-armed. After about 30 seconds the vehicle security system automatically shifts into the armed phase. The SECURITY light begins to flash once every 3 seconds. If, during the 30-second pre-arm time period, the door is unlocked by the key or the keyfob, or the ignition key is turned to ACC or ON, the system will not arm. If the key is turned slowly when locking the door, the system may not arm. Furthermore, if the key is turned beyond the vertical position toward the unlock position to remove the key, the system may be disarmed when the key is removed. If the indicator light fails to glow for 30 seconds, unlock the door once and lock it again. Even when the driver and/or passengers are in the vehicle, the system will arm with all doors and trunk lid closed and locked with the ignition key in the OFF position.
Rear center console (if so equipped)
This power outlet can also be used for powering electrical accessories such as cellular telephones.
The cigarette lighter should not be used while driving so full attention may be given to vehicle operation. The outlet and plug may be hot during or immediately after use.
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Do not use any other power outlet for an accessory lighter. 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. Use power outlets with the engine running to avoid discharging the vehicle battery. Avoid using power outlets when the air conditioner, headlights or rear window defroster is on. Before inserting or disconnecting a plug, be sure the electrical accessory being used is turned OFF. Push the plug in as far as it will go. If good contact is not made, the plug may overheat or the internal temperature fuse may open. When not in use, be sure to close the cap. Do not allow water to contact the outlet.
The seatback pockets are located on the back of the drivers and passengers seats. The pockets can be used to store maps.
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Do not leave sunglasses in the sunglasses holder while parking in direct sunlight. The heat may damage the sunglasses.
To open the sunglasses holder, push and release.
The cup holder should not be used while driving so full attention may be given to vehicle operation.
The sunglasses holder should not be used while driving so full attention may be given to vehicle operation. Keep the sunglasses holder closed while driving to prevent an accident.
Avoid abrupt starting and braking when the cup holder is being used to prevent spilling the drink. If the liquid is hot, it can scald you or your passenger.
Do not use for anything other than sunglasses.
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Use only soft cups in the cup holder. Hard objects can injure you in an accident. To open the front cup holders, push the cup holder lid. To close, lower the cup holder lid and push down until it clicks in place. The plastic cup insert may be removed for cleaning. The rear cup holders are located in the fold-down armrest in the rear seat back or in the rear center console.
Rear Type A To open the cup holders on the rear fold-down armrest, lift the cup holder lid. To close, lower the lid.
Rear Type B To open the cup holders on the rear center console, push the button. The cup holder lid will open. To close, gently push the lid toward the center.
FUEL FILLER LID
Gasoline is extremely flammable and highly explosive under certain conditions. You could be burned or seriously injured if it is misused or mishandled. Always stop the engine and do not smoke or allow open flames or sparks near the vehicle when refueling. Fuel may be under pressure. Turn the cap a third of a turn, and wait for any hissing sound to stop to prevent fuel from spraying out and possibly causing personal injury. Then remove the cap.
The fuel filler lid release is located on the drivers door. To open the fuel filler lid, push the release. To lock, close the fuel filler lid securely.
FUEL FILLER CAP
The fuel filler cap is a ratcheting type. Turn the cap counterclockwise to remove. To tighten, turn the cap clockwise until ratcheting clicks are heard.
1 Put the fuel filler cap on the cap holder while refueling.
Do not attempt to top off the fuel tank after the fuel pump nozzle shuts off automatically. Continued refueling may cause fuel overflow, resulting in fuel spray and possibly a fire. Use only an original equipment type fuel filler cap as a replacement. It has a built-in safety valve needed for proper operation of the fuel system and emission control system. An incorrect cap can result in a serious malfunction and possible injury. It could also cause the malfunction indicator lamp to come on. Never pour fuel into the throttle body to attempt to start your vehicle.
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TILTING TELESCOPIC STEERING COLUMN
Do not fill a portable fuel container in the vehicle or trailer. Static electricity can cause an explosion of flammable liquid, vapor or gas in any vehicle or trailer. To reduce the risk of serious injury or death when filling portable fuel containers: Always place the container on the ground when filling. Do not use electronic devices when filling. Keep the pump nozzle in contact with the container while you are filling it. Use only approved portable fuel containers for flammable liquid. Tighten until the fuel filler cap clicks. Failure to tighten the fuel filler cap malproperly may cause the function indicator lamp (MIL) to illuminate. If the lamp illuminates because the fuel filler cap is loose or missing, tighten or install the cap and continue to drive the vehicle. The lamp should turn off after a lamp few driving trips. If the does not turn off after a few driving trips, have the vehicle inspected by a NISSAN dealer. For additional information, see the Malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) in the Instruments and Controls section earlier in this manual.
Selecting the memorized position
1. For vehicles equipped with automatic transmission, set the shift selector lever to the P (Park) position. For vehicles equipped with manual transmission, place the shift lever in the N (Neutral) position and set the parking brake. 2. Turn the ignition ON. 3. Push the memory switch (1 or 2) fully for at least 1 second. The drivers seat, steering column and outside mirrors will move to the memorized position with the indicator light flashing, and then the light will stay on for approximately 5 seconds.
Confirming memory storage
Turn the ignition ON and push the SET switch. If the main memory has not been stored, the indicator light will come on for approximately 0.5 seconds. When the memory has stored the position, the indicator light will stay on for approximately 5 seconds. If the battery cable is disconnected, or if the fuse opens, the memory will be canceled. In such a case, reset the desired positions using the following procedures.
Linking a keyfob to a stored memory position
Each keyfob can be linked to a stored memory position (memory switch 1 or 2) with the following procedure.
ENTRY/EXIT FUNCTION (for automatic transmission model)
This system is designed so that the drivers seat and steering column will automatically move when the automatic transmission selector lever is in the P (Park) position. This allows the driver to
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get into and out of the drivers seat more easily. (This feature is not available on manual transmission model.) The drivers seat will slide backward and the steering wheel will move up: When the key is removed from the ignition switch. When the drivers door is opened with the key turned to LOCK. When the key is turned from ACC to LOCK with the drivers door open while the automatic transmission selector lever is in the P (Park) position. The drivers seat and steering wheel will return to the previous position: When the key is inserted into the ignition switch. When the drivers door is closed with the key turned to LOCK. When the key is turned from ACC to ON while the automatic transmission selector lever is in the P (Park) position. The entry/exit feature can be adjusted or canceled. See Vehicle electronic systems in the Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems section of this manual.
The automatic drive positioner system will not work or will stop operating under the following conditions: when the vehicle speed is above 4 MPH (7 km/h). when any two or more of the memory switches are simultaneously pushed while the automatic drive positioner is operating. when the adjusting switch for the drivers seat is turned on while the automatic drive positioner is operating. when the memory switch (1 or 2) is not pushed for at least 1 second. when the seat has been already moved to the memorized position. when no seat position is stored in the memory switch. The automatic drive positioner system can be adjusted and canceled. See Vehicle electronic systems in the Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems section of this manual.
AM RADIO RECEPTION
AM signals, because of their low frequency, can bend around objects and skip along the ground. In addition, the signals can be bounced off the ionosphere and bent back to earth. Because of these characteristics, AM signals are also subject to interference as they travel from transmitter to receiver. Fading: Occurs while the vehicle is passing through freeway underpasses or in areas with many tall buildings. It can also occur for several seconds during ionospheric turbulence even in areas where no obstacles exist. Static: Caused by thunderstorms, electrical power lines, electric signs and even traffic lights.
SATELLITE RADIO RECEPTION
When the satellite radio is first installed or the battery has been replaced, the satellite radio may not work properly. This is not a malfunction. Wait more than 10 minutes with satellite radio ON and
AUDIO OPERATION PRECAUTIONS Cassette player
To maintain good quality sound, NISSAN recommends using cassette tapes of 60 minutes or shorter in length.
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Cassette tapes should be removed from the player when not in use. Store cassettes in their protective cases and away from direct sunlight, heat, dust, moisture and magnetic sources. Direct sunlight can cause the cassette to become deformed. The use of deformed cassettes may cause the cassette to jam in the player. Do not use cassettes with labels which are peeling and loose. If used, the label could jam in the player. If a cassette has loose tape, insert a pencil through one of the cassette hubs and rewind the tape firmly around the hubs. Loose tape may cause tape jamming and wavering sound quality. Over a period of time, the playback head, capstan and pinch roller may collect a tape coating residue as the tape is played. This residue accumulation can cause weak or wavering sound, and should be removed periodically with a head cleaning tape. If the residue is not removed periodically, the player may need to be disassembled for cleaning.
Compact disc (CD) player
Only use high quality 4.7 inches (12 cm) round discs that have the COMPACT disc DIGITAL AUDIO logo on the disc or packaging. During cold weather or rainy days, the player may malfunction due to the humidity. If this occurs, remove the CD and dehumidify or ventilate the player completely. The player may skip while driving on rough roads. The CD player sometimes cannot function when the compartment temperature is extremely high. Decrease the temperature before use. Do not expose the CD to direct sunlight. CDs that are in poor condition or are dirty, scratched or covered with fingerprints may not work properly. The following CDs may not work properly: Copy control compact discs (CCCD) Recordable compact discs (CD-R) Rewritable compact discs (CD-RW)
REPEAT (RPT): When the PROG/RPT button is pushed while the compact disc is being played, the play pattern can be changed as follows: ALL DISC RPT 1 TRACK RPT 1 DISC RDM ALL DISC RPT ALL DISC RPT: the entire disk will be repeated 1 TRACK RPT: the current track will be repeated 1 DISC RDM: all tracks will be played randomly CD EJECT: When the button is pushed with the compact disc loaded, the compact disc will be ejected. When button is pushed while the compact disc is being played, the compact disc will eject and the system will turn off. If the compact disc ejects and is not removed, it will be pulled back into the slot to protect it (except 3.1 in (8 cm) diameter compact discs). CD IN indicator: CD IN indicator appears on the display when the CD is loaded with the system on.
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Compact disc (CD) changer operation (Type B)
Do not force a compact disc into the CD insert slot. This could damage the CD and/or CD changer/player. Trying to load a CD with the CD door closed could damage the CD and/or CD changer. Turn the ignition key to the ACC or ON position and insert the compact disc into the slot with the label side facing up. The compact disc will be guided automatically into the slot and start playing. To insert the disc, first push the LOAD button. If the radio or tape is already operating, it will automatically turn off and the compact disc will play. If the system has been turned off while the compact disc was playing, pushing the ONOFF/VOL control knob will start the compact disc. LOAD button: To insert a CD in the CD changer, push the LOAD button for less than 1.5 seconds. Select the loading slot by pushing the CD insert select button (1 - 6), then insert the CD.
To insert 6 CDs to the CD changer, push the LOAD button for more than 1.5 seconds. The slot numbers (1 - 6) will illuminate on the display when CDs are loaded into the changer. CD button: When the CD button is pushed with the system off and the compact disc loaded, the system will turn on and the compact disc will start to play. When the CD button is pushed with the compact disc loaded with the tape or the radio playing, the tape or radio will automatically be turned off and the compact disc will start to play. REW (Rewind), FF (Fast Forward): When the (rewind) or (fast forward) button is pushed while a compact disc is playing, the compact disc will play while rewinding or fast forwarding. When the button is released, the compact disc will return to normal play speed. SEEK/TRACK: When the button is pushed for less than 1.5 seconds while a compact disc is playing, the track being played returns to its beginning. Push several times to skip back through tracks. The compact disc will go back the number of times the button is pushed.
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To remove the key from the ignition switch: 1. Shift the selector lever to the P (Park) position with the key in the ON position. 2. Turn the key to the LOCK position. 3. Remove the key from the ignition. If the selector lever is shifted to the P (Park) position after the key is turned to the OFF position or when the key cannot be turned to the LOCK position, proceed as follows to remove the key.
is indicated by a 1 on the key cylinder. When the ignition is in the OFF position, the steering wheel is not locked. In order for the steering wheel to be locked, it must be turned about 1/8 of a turn clockwise from the straight up position. To lock the steering wheel, turn the key to the LOCK position. Remove the key. To unlock the steering wheel, insert the key and turn it gently while rotating the steering wheel slightly right and left. If the key will not turn from the LOCK position, turn the steering wheel to the left or right while turning the key to unlock the key cylinder.
1. Move the shift selector lever into the P (Park) position. 2. Turn the ignition key slightly toward the ON position. 3. Turn the key to the LOCK position. 4. Remove the key. The shift selector lever is designed so it cannot moved out of P (Park) and into any of the other gear positions if the ignition key is turned to OFF position or if the key is removed from the switch. The shift selector lever can be moved if the ignition switch is in the ON position and the foot brake pedal is depressed. There is an OFF position between the LOCK and ACC positions. The OFF position
The ignition lock is designed so the key cannot be turned to the LOCK position and removed until the shift selector lever is moved to the P (Park) position. When removing the key from the ignition, make sure the shift selector lever is in the P (Park) position. If the selector lever is not returned to P (Park) position, the key cannot be moved to the LOCK position.
If brake related parts such as brake pads, rotors and calipers are not standard equipment or are extremely deteriorated, the vehicle dynamic control system may not operate properly and the vehicle dynamic control off indicator light may come on. Do not modify the vehicles suspension. If suspension parts such as shock absorbers, struts, springs, stabilizer bars and bushings are not NISSAN approved for your vehicle or are extremely deteriorated the vehicle dynamic control system may not operate properly. This could adversely affect vehicle handling performance, and the VDC off indicator light may come on. When driving on extremely inclined surfaces such as higher banked corners, the vehicle dynamic control system may not operate properly and the VDC OFF indicator light may come on. Do not drive on these types of roads. When driving on an unstable surface such as a turntable, ferry, elevator or ramp, the vehicle dynamic control off indicator light may illuminate. This is not a malfunction. Restart the engine after driving onto a stable surface If wheels or tires other than the recommended ones are used, the vehicle dynamic control system may not operate properly and the vehicle dynamic control off indicator light may come on. The vehicle dynamic control system is not a substitute for winter tires or tire chains on a snow covered road.
FREEING A FROZEN DOOR LOCK
To prevent a door lock from freezing, apply deicer through the key hole. If the lock becomes frozen, heat the key before inserting it into the key hole.
In the winter when it is anticipated that the temperature will drop below 32F (0C), check the anti-freeze to assure proper winter protection. For details, see Engine cooling system in the Maintenance and do-it-yourself section of this manual.
If the battery is not fully charged during extremely cold weather conditions, the battery fluid may freeze and damage the battery. To maintain maximum efficiency, the battery should be checked regularly. For details, see Battery in the Maintenance and do-it-yourself section of this manual.
SPECIAL WINTER EQUIPMENT
It is recommended that the following items be carried in the vehicle during winter: A scraper and stiff-bristled brush to remove ice and snow from the windows and wiper blades. A sturdy, flat board to be placed under the jack to give it firm support. A shovel to dig the vehicle out of snowdrifts. Extra window washer fluid to refill the reservoir tank.
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DRIVING ON SNOW OR ICE
Wet ice (32F, 0C and freezing rain), very cold snow or ice can be slick and very hard to drive on. The vehicle will have much less traction or grip under these conditions. Try to avoid driving on wet ice until the road is salted or sanded. Whatever the condition, drive with caution. Accelerate and slow down with care. If accelerating or downshifting too fast, the drive wheels will lose even more traction. Allow more stopping distance under these conditions. Braking should be started sooner than on dry pavement. Allow greater following distances on slippery roads. Watch for slippery spots (glare ice). These may appear on an otherwise clear road in shaded areas. If a patch of ice is seen ahead, brake before reaching it. Try not to brake while on the ice, and avoid any sudden steering maneuvers.
Do not use the cruise control on slippery roads. Snow can trap dangerous exhaust gases under your vehicle. Keep snow clear of the exhaust pipe and from around your vehicle.
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (if so equipped)
An engine block heater to assist in extreme cold temperature starting is available through a NISSAN dealer.
Do not use your heater with an ungrounded electrical system or twopronged (cheater) adapters. You can be injured by an electrical shock if you use an ungrounded connection.
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6 In case of emergency
Flat tire. 6-2 Changing a flat tire. 6-2 Jump starting. 6-6 Push starting. 6-8
If your vehicle overheats. 6-9 Towing your vehicle. 6-10 Towing recommended by NISSAN. 6-10 Vehicle recovery (freeing a stuck vehicle). 6-11
FLAT TIRE CHANGING A FLAT TIRE
If you have a flat tire, follow the instructions below. Never change tires when the vehicle is on a slope, ice or slippery areas. This is hazardous. Never change tires if oncoming traffic is close to your vehicle. Wait for professional road assistance.
Stopping the vehicle
1. Safely move the vehicle off the road and away from traffic. 2. Turn on the hazard warning flashers. 3. Park on a level surface and apply the parking brake. Shift the manual transmission into R (Reverse), or the automatic transmission into P (Park). 4. Turn off the engine. 5. Raise the hood to warn other traffic and to signal professional road assistance personnel that you need assistance. 6. Have all passengers get out of the vehicle and stand in a safe place, away from traffic and clear of the vehicle.
Underbody The underbody is frequently exposed to corrosive substances such as those used on icy roads or to control dust. It is very important to remove these substances from the underbody, otherwise rust may form on the floor pan, frame, fuel lines and exhaust system. At the end of winter, the underbody should be thoroughly flushed with plain water, in those areas where mud and dirt may have accumulated. See the Appearance and care section of this manual. Windshield washer fluid* Check that there is adequate fluid in the reservoir.
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When performing any inspection or maintenance work on your vehicle, always take care to prevent serious accidental injury to yourself or damage to the vehicle. The following are general precautions which should be closely observed. and the engine is not running. To avoid injury, always disconnect the negative battery cable before working near the fan. If you must work with the engine running, keep your hands, clothing, hair and tools away from moving fans, belts and any other moving parts. It is advisable to secure or remove any loose clothing and remove any jewelry, such as rings, watches, etc. before working on your vehicle. Always wear eye protection whenever you work on your vehicle. If you must run the engine in an enclosed space such as a garage, be sure there is proper ventilation for exhaust gases to escape. Never get under the vehicle while it is supported only by a jack. If it is necessary to work under the vehicle, support it with safety stands. Keep smoking materials, flame and sparks away from the fuel tank and battery. On gasoline engine models with the multiport fuel injection (MFI) system, the fuel filter or fuel lines should be serviced by a NISSAN dealer because the fuel lines are under high pressure even when the engine is off.
Park the vehicle on a level surface, apply the parking brake securely and block the wheels to prevent the vehicle from moving. For manual transmission models, move the shift lever to N (Neutral). For automatic transmission models, move the selector lever to P (Park). Be sure the ignition key is in the OFF or LOCK position when performing any parts replacement or repairs. Never leave the engine or automatic transmission related component harnesses disconnected while the ignition switch is in the ON position. Never connect or disconnect the battery or any transistorized component while the ignition switch is in the ON position. Your vehicle is equipped with an automatic engine cooling fan. It may come on at any time without warning, even if the ignition key is in the OFF position
Wear indicator Location mark
Replacing wheels and tires
When replacing a tire, use the same size, tread design, speed rating and load carrying capacity as originally equipped. Recommended types and sizes are shown in Wheels and tires in the Technical and consumer information section of this manual.
Tire wear and damage
Tires should be periodically inspected for wear, cracking, bulging or objects caught in the tread. If excessive wear, cracks, bulging or deep cuts are found, the tire(s) should be replaced.
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Do not install a deformed wheel or tire even if it has been repaired. Such wheels or tires could have structural damage and could fail without warning. The use of retread recommended. tires is not
Care of wheels
Wash the wheels when washing the vehicle to maintain their appearance. Clean the inner side of the wheels when the wheel is changed or the underside of the vehicle is washed. Do not use abrasive cleaners when washing the wheels. Inspect wheel rims regularly for dents or corrosion. Such damage may cause loss of pressure or poor seal at the tire bead. NISSAN recommends waxing the road wheels to protect against road salt in areas where it is used during winter.
The spare tire should be used for emergency use only. It should be replaced with the standard tire at the first opportunity to avoid possible tire or differential damage. Drive carefully while the TEMPORARY USE ONLY spare tire is installed. Avoid sharp turns and abrupt braking while driving. Periodically check spare tire inflation pressure. Always keep the pressure of the TEMPORARY USE ONLY spare tire at 60 psi (420 kPa, 4.2 bar). With the TEMPORARY USE ONLY spare tire installed do not drive the vehicle at speeds faster than 50 MPH (80 km/h). When driving on roads covered with snow or ice, the TEMPORARY USE ONLY spare tire should be used on the rear wheels and the original tire used on the front wheels (drive wheels). Use tire chains only on the front (original) tires.
For additional information regarding tires, refer to Important Tire Safety Information (US) or Tire Safety Information (Canada) in the Warranty Information Booklet.
Unbalanced wheels may affect vehicle handling and tire life. Even with regular use, wheels can get out of balance. Therefore, they should be balanced as required. Wheel balance service should be performed with the wheels off the vehicle. Spin balancing the wheels on the vehicle could lead to mechanical damage. For additional information regarding tires, refer to Important Tire Safety Information (US) or Tire Safety Information (Canada) in the Warranty Information Booklet.
For Immediate Release
2005 Nissan Maxima Specifications
Specifications are based on latest product information available at the time of printing.
Engine Name Cam design Orientation Cylinders / configuration Block / head composition Displacement (liters) Displacement (cubic inches) Horsepower Torque (lb-ft) Bore & stroke (mm) Compression ratio (:1) Spark plugs Maximum engine speed Induction system Valvetrain Engine mounts (4 mounts per vehicle) VQ35 DOHC Transverse V6 Aluminum / aluminum 3.5L 214.@ 5,800 rpm 255 @ 4,400 rpm 95.5 x 81.4 10.3 Double platinum 6,600 rpm Sequential multi-point electronic fuel injection 4 valves per cylinder; with CVTCS 2 electronically controlled, 1 liquid filled, 1 rubber 2 liquid filled, 2 rubber Premium unleaded Closed loop alpha control, ECCS 50 states (ULEV/LEV2) High capacity muffler Dual mufflers with dual tailpipes
Recommended fuel Emissions system Emission certification level Exhaust
Electrical Ignition system Starter Alternator Battery
Electronic, Nissan Direct Ignition System (NDIS) 1.4 kW 110 Amp. 12V-55Ah (5HR)
Transmission and Drive System Drive configuration Transmission type 6-speed manual 5-speed automatic with manual shift mode & gated shifter Transmission Control Automatic Traction Control System (TCS) (A/T & M/T) Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with TCS (A/T only) Gear ratio 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th Reverse Final drive ratio Brakes Front Type Rotor size diameter and thickness (in.) Rear Type Rotor size diameter and thickness (in.) Brake Assist (BA) Brake control Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) Number of wheels Number of channels Number of sensors Parking brake Steering Type Power assisted Overall ratio (:1) Turns (lock-to-lock) 17-inch tires / 18-inch tires Turning diameter (ft.) 17-inch tires / 18-inch tires Suspension Front Stabilizer bar Rear Stabilizer bar Suspension tuning
3.5 SE 3.5 SL Front engine / front-wheel drive O S S Electronic S O 6 M/T 3.153 1.944 1.392 1.055 0.809 0.630 3.002 4.A/T 4.657 3.032 1.982 1.341 1.018 5.114 2.440
Vented disc 12.60 x 1.10 Solid disc 11.50 x 0.35 S Power-assisted S S 4 Hand-operated center console
Power rack-and-pinion Engine-speed-sensitive 16.2 2.6/2.6 40.0/40.0 3.5 SE 3.5 SL Independent strut w/ coil springs 22.2 mm diameter Multi-link independent suspension 26.5 mm diameter S S
Body / Chassis Type Materials (primary)
Unibody Corrosion-resistant and high strength steel
Wheels & Tires Wheels Aluminum-alloy Aluminum-alloy (7-spoke) 7JJ x 17 Aluminum-alloy (6-spoke) 7.5JJ x 18 Tires All-season - P225/55R17 H-rated All-season - P245/45R18 V-rated Spare tire Temporary T145/80R(D)17 (alloy) Full-size 17-inch or 18-inch Location Lights Headlights Type Xenon high/low beam Xenon delete Operation Cornering lamps Fog lights Center high mount stop light rear parcel shelf 3.5 SE S S All-season S S O Trunk 3.5 SE Halogen S O O Auto on/off S S S 3.5 SL S O S S 3.5 SL
Seating Capacity Materials Velour cloth w/ square emboss pattern Leather appointments Front seats Heated 8-way power driver seat Manual lumbar Power lumbar Passenger seat 4-way manual 4-way power Head restraint / headrest Memory system Auto entry / exit Seat back pockets Dual Rear seats 3-passenger 60/40 split fold-down 3.5 SE 3.5 SL 5 passenger standard, 4 passenger option S O Bucket O S S O S O Active O O (A/T only) S S S S S
2-passenger Head restraint/headrest Audio Head unit and speakers AM/FM/cassette/CD w/ 8 speakers 320-watt Bose audio system with AM/FM/cassette/CD6 w/ 8 speakers Speed sensitive volume control Radio Data System (RDS) Satellite radio pre-wiring Compass In mirror Navigation system DVD-based with 7-inch color display Audio antenna w/ diversity In glass Instrumentation Meters/Gauges Speedometer Tachometer Coolant temperature Fuel level Trip odometer Oil temperature Digital clock Outside Temperature
O Height adjustable 3.5 SE S O 3.5 SL S
O O O O O S
S S S S
Analog Analog Analog Analog Dual Digital
S S S S S S S S 3.5 SE Molded tricot S Fully molded S S S S 3.5 SL
Interior Trim Roof trim Wood-tone accents Metallic-tone accents Door trim Style Upper insert suede cloth Door armrests Front and rear with grip Door pockets Front Sun visor with illuminated vanity mirror & extender Driver Passenger Shift knob Leather-wrapped
Convenience Features Automatic Speed Control Device (ASCD) Power windows Power door locks Remote keyless entry system Remote release Trunk (electric) Fuel filler door (electric) Cup holders in armrest with lid Front cup holders HomeLink Universal Transceiver (UGDO) Trip computer 6.3-inch segment display Rear sunshade with dual (front and rear) power control Driver/ passenger window one-touch auto up/down (w/ anti-pinch) Center console with armrest with dual storage boxes with phone storage Rear armrest with lid and cup holders Rear center console with cup holders, 12V outlet and storage Glove box lockable Inside rear view mirror Sunglass holder box S S S S S S S S S S O S S S O S Auto-dimming S
Safety and Security
Passenger Restraint Systems Air bags Driver (dual-stage with seat belt sensors) Passenger (dual-stage with seat belt sensors) Front-seat side-impact Side-impact curtain front and rear outboard passengers Active head restraints (front) Front seat belts with Pretensioners and load-limiters and adjustable anchors Rear center lap/shoulder seat belt Child seat upper tether anchor Power window lockout button LATCH system Child safety rear door locks Emergency Inside Trunk Release 3.5 SE S 3.5 SL
Passive Safety Energy-absorbing steering column Zone Body with front and rear crushable zones, occupant zone Hood buckling creases and safety stops Body side reinforcements Shift interlock system Security Tamper proof door lock key cylinder Steering wheel locks when key is removed Vehicle security system Immobilizer
Exterior (inches) Wheelbase Overall length Overall width Overall height Tread width Front Rear Minimum ground clearance Coefficient of drag (Cd) With spoiler (SE only) Without spoiler Step-in height Front Rear Angle of approach (degrees) Angle of departure (degrees) Interior (inches) Head room Leg room Hip room Shoulder room Cargo dimensions 111.2 193.5 71.7 58.3 17-inch 18-inch 17-inch 18-inch 18-inch 61.4 61.0 61.6 61.2 5.5 0.28 0.30 14.9 15.1 17.1 19.4 Front Back 40.1 37.3 43.9 36.5 53.5 54.8 57.9 56.5 43.3 x 63.3 x 20.7
without sunroof 5-passenger (L x W x H)
Capacities Fuel tank (gallons) Engine oil (quarts) Engine coolant (quarts) Maximum towing capacity (pounds)
20.0 4.4 8.8 1,000 100
Weights Curb (pounds) Front 6M/T Front 5A/T Rear 6M/T Rear 5A/T Total 6M/T Total 5A/T Weight distribution (%) Front/Rear GVWR (pounds)
3.5 SE 2,084 2,123 1,364 1,362 3,447 3,485 61/39 4,546
3.5 SL 2,127 1,366 3,493
Volume (cubic feet) Passenger compartment Cargo (w/o full-size spare / w/full size spare) Total (w/o full-size spare / w/full size spare) EPA Fuel Economy (Actual mileage may vary) City Highway Classification Options Premium Audio Package: 320 watt Bose audio w/ AM/FM/cassette/CD6, 8 speakers, RDS, and speed sensitive volume control Sensory Package: includes Premium Audio Package contents as well as leatherappointed seats, 4-way power passenger seat, heated front seats, heated mirrors and compass in rearview mirror SE Driver Preferred Package: includes Sensory Package contents as well as rear spoiler, xenon headlights, driver memory system: memory steering wheel, o/s mirror and drivers seat positioning, power tilt/telescopic steering wheel, electric folding, auto dimming o/s mirrors, driver seat power lumbar support, power entry/exit seat and heated steering wheel 3.5 SE (M/T / A/T) (M/T / A/T) 20 / / 28
103.6 15.5 / 13.7 119.1 / 117.3 3.5 SL 20 (A/T only) 28 (A/T only) Mid-size
SL Driver Preferred Package: includes Sensory Package contents as well as driver memory system: memory steering wheel, o/s mirror and drivers seat positioning, power tilt/telescopic steering wheel, electric folding auto-dimming o/s mirrors, driver seat power lumbar support, power entry/exit seat and heated steering wheel Elite Package: includes Journey Package as well as 2-passenger rear seating, rear center console, auto up/down rear windows, rear power sunshade w/ front and rear controls, heated rear seats and rear 12V power point Power Glass Sunroof: replaces SkyView Vehicle Dynamic Control with Traction Control and full-size spare w/ alloy wheel Navigation System: DVD navigation system + 7 color center display, stand alone option available with Sensory Package and above Xenon HID DELETE: Available on all Xenon equipped vehicles
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