Battery

Keep the battery surface clean and dry.

Clean the battery with a solution of baking soda and water.
Make certain the terminal connections are clean and securely tightened.
If the vehicle is not to be used for 30 days or longer, disconnect the negative (−) battery terminal cable to prevent discharging it.

NOTE:

Care should be taken to avoid situations that can lead to potential battery discharge and potential no-start conditions such as:

1. Installation or extended use of electronic accessories that consume battery power when the engine is not running (Phone chargers, GPS, DVD players, etc.)
2. Vehicle is not driven regularly and/or only driven short distances.

In these cases, the battery may need to be charged to maintain battery health.

WARNING

Do not expose the battery to flames or electrical sparks. Hydrogen gas generated by the battery is explosive.

Do not allow battery fluid to contact your skin, eyes, fabrics, or painted surfaces. After touching a battery or battery cap, do not touch or rub your eyes. Thoroughly wash your hands. If the acid contacts your eyes, skin or clothing, immediately flush with water for at least 15 minutes and seek medical attention.
Do not operate the vehicle if the fluid in the battery is low. Low battery fluid can cause a higher load on the battery which can generate heat, reduce battery life, and in some cases lead to an explosion.
When working on or near a battery, always wear suitable eye protection and remove all jewelry.
Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds. Wash hands after handling.
Keep the battery out of the reach of children.

Check the fluid level in each cell. (Remove the

Check the fluid level in each cell. (Remove the battery cover if it is necessary.) It should be between the UPPER LEVEL 1 and LOWER LEVEL2 lines.

If it is necessary to add fluid, add only distilled water to bring the level to the indicator in each filler opening. Do not overfill.

1. Remove the cell plugs A .

1. Remove the cell plugs A .
2. Add distilled water up to the UPPER LEVEL 1 line.

If the side of the battery is not clear, check the distilled water level by looking directly above the cell; the condition 1 indicates OK and the conditions 2 needs more to be added.

3. Tighten cell plugs A .

Vehicles operated in high temperatures or under severe conditions require frequent checks of the battery fluid level.

JUMP STARTING

If jump starting is necessary, see “Jump starting” in the “6. In case of emergency” section. If the engine does not start by jump starting, the battery may have to be replaced. Contact a NISSAN dealer.

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