2018 NISSAN LEAF 2018LEAF OWNER’S MANUAL‘18ZE1-DZE1-DPrinting : April 2018Publication No.: OM18EA 0ZE1U1Printed in the U.S.A.For your safety, read carefully and keep in this vehicle.

FOREWORDThis manual was prepared to help you understand the operation and maintenanceof your vehicle so that you may enjoy manymiles of driving pleasure. Please readthrough this manual before operating yourvehicle.A separate Warranty Information Booklet explains details about the warrantiescovering your vehicle. The NISSAN Service and Maintenance Guide explainsdetails about maintaining and servicingyour vehicle. Additionally, a separateCustomer Care/Lemon Law Booklet (U.S.only) will explain how to resolve any concerns you may have with your vehicle, aswell as clarify your rights under yourstate’s lemon law.In addition to factory installed options, yourvehicle may also be equipped with additional accessories installed prior to delivery. It is recommended that you visit aNISSAN certified LEAF dealer for detailsconcerning the particular accessories withwhich your vehicle is equipped. It is important that you familiarize yourself with alldisclosures, warnings, cautions and instructions concerning proper use of suchREAD FIRST — THEN DRIVE SAFELYaccessories prior to operating the vehicleand/or accessory. It is recommended thatyou visit a NISSAN certified LEAF dealer fordetails concerning the particular accessories with which your vehicle is equipped.A NISSAN certified LEAF dealer knows yourvehicle best. When you require any serviceor have any questions, we will be glad toassist you with the extensive resourcesavailable to us.Before driving your vehicle, read your Owner’s Manual carefully. This will ensure familiarity with controls and maintenance requirements, assisting you in the safeoperation of your vehicle.WARNINGIMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION REMINDERS!Follow these important driving rules tohelp ensure a safe and comfortabletrip for you and your passengers! NEVER drive under the influence ofalcohol or drugs. ALWAYS observe posted speed limitsand never drive too fast for conditions. ALWAYS give your full attention todriving and avoid using vehicle features or taking other actions thatcould distract you. ALWAYS use your seat belts and appropriate child restraint systems.Pre-teen children should be seatedin the rear seat. ALWAYS provide information aboutthe proper use of vehicle safety features to all occupants of the vehicle. ALWAYS review this Owner’s Manualfor important safety information.

WHEN READING THE MANUALMODIFICATION OF YOUR VEHICLEThis vehicle should not be modified.Modification could affect its performance, safety or durability, and mayeven violate governmental regulations. In addition, damage or performance problems resulting from modification may not be covered underNISSAN warranties.WARNINGInstalling an aftermarket On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) plug-in device thatuses the port during normal driving,for example remote insurance company monitoring, remote vehicle diagnostics, telematics or engine reprogramming, may cause interference ordamage to vehicle systems. We do notrecommend or endorse the use of anyaftermarket OBD plug-in devices, unless specifically approved by NISSAN.The vehicle warranty may not coverdamage caused by any aftermarketplug-in device.This manual includes information for allfeatures and equipment available on thismodel. Features and equipment in your vehicle may vary depending on model, trimlevel, options selected, order, date of production, region or availability. Therefore,you may find information about features orequipment that are not included or installed on your vehicle.All information, specifications and illustrations in this manual are those in effect atthe time of printing. NISSAN reserves theright to change specifications, performance, design or component supplierswithout notice and without obligation.From time to time, NISSAN may update orrevise this manual to provide Owners withthe most accurate information currentlyavailable. Please carefully read and retainwith this manual all revision updates sentto you by NISSAN to ensure you haveaccess to accurate and up-to-date information regarding your vehicle. Currentversions of vehicle Owner's Manuals andany updates can also be found in theOwner section of the NISSAN website manualsGuide. If you havequestions concerning any information inyour Owner's Manual, contact NISSAN Consumer Affairs. For contact information, refer to the NISSAN CUSTOMER CARE PROGRAM page in this Owner’s Manual.IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUTTHIS MANUALYou will see various symbols in this manual.They are used in the following ways:WARNINGThis is used to indicate the presence ofa hazard that could cause death or serious personal injury. To avoid or reduce the risk, the procedures must befollowed precisely.CAUTIONThis is used to indicate the presence ofa hazard that could cause minor ormoderate personal injury or damageto your vehicle. To avoid or reduce therisk, the procedures must be followedcarefully.

Arrows in an illustration that are similar tothose above call attention to an item in theillustration.[ ]: Indicates a key/item displayed on thescreen.CALIFORNIA PERCHLORATEADVISORYIf you see the symbol above, it means “Donot do this” or “Do not let this happen”.If you see a symbol similar to those abovein an illustration, it means the arrow pointsto the front of the vehicle.Arrows in an illustration that are similar tothose above indicate movement or action.Some vehicle parts, such as lithium batteries, may contain perchlorate material.The following advisory is provided: “Perchlorate Material - special handling mayapply. For additional information, referto tooth is a trademarkowned by Bluetooth SIG,Inc. and licensed toVisteon.SiriusXM services requirea subscription after trialperiod and are sold separately or as a package.The satellite service isavailable only in the48 contiguous USA andDC. SiriusXM satelliteservice is also available inCanada; 2018 NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC.All rights reserved. No part of this Owner’sManual may be reproduced or stored in aretrieval system, or transmitted in anyform, or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Nissan North America, Inc.

NISSAN CUSTOMER CARE PROGRAMNISSAN CARES .Both NISSAN and your NISSAN certified LEAF dealer are dedicated to serving all your automotive needs. Your satisfaction with your vehicleand your NISSAN certified LEAF dealer are our primary concerns. Your NISSAN certified LEAF dealer is always available to assist you withall your automobile sales and service needs.The Consumer Affairs Department will askHowever, if there is something that yourYou can write to NISSAN with the informafor the following information:NISSAN certified LEAF dealer cannot assisttion at:you with or you would like to provide Your name, address, and telephoneFor U.S. customersNISSAN directly with comments or quesnumberNissan North America, Inc.tions, please contact the NISSAN Con Vehicle identification number (attachedConsumer Affairs Departmentsumer Affairs Department using our tollP.O. Box 685003to the top of the instrument panel on thefree number:Franklin, TN 37068-5003driver’s side)or via e-mail at:For U.S. customers Date of ASEV Current odometer readingFor Canadian customers(1-877-664-2738)Nissan Canada Inc. YourNISSANcertifiedLEAFdealer’snameFor Canadian customers5290 Orbitor Drive Your comments or questions1-800-387-0122Mississauga, Ontario L4W 4Z5or via e-mail at:[email protected] you prefer, visit us (for U.S. customer) (for Canadian customers)We appreciate your interest in NISSAN and thank you for buying a quality NISSAN vehicle.

Table ofcontentsIllustrated table of contents0EV OverviewEVChargingCHSafety–Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system1Instruments and controls2Pre-driving checks and adjustments3Monitor, climate, audio, phone and voice recognition systems4Starting and driving5In case of emergency6Appearance and care7Maintenance and do-it yourself8Technical and consumer information9Index10

0 Illustrated table of contentsSeats, seat belts and Supplemental RestraintSystem (SRS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Exterior front. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Exterior rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Passenger compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-2.0-3.0-5.0-6Cockpit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-3Instrument panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-5Meters and gauges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-6Motor compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-11Warning and indicator lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-12

SEATS, SEAT BELTS ANDSUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM(SRS)1. Rear head restraints/headrests (P. 1-7)2. Child restraint anchor points (for toptether strap child restraint) (P. 1-22)3. Roof-mounted curtain side-impact androllover air bags (P. 1-43)4. Front head restraints/headrests (P. 1-7)5. Front seat belt with pretensioner(s) andshoulder height adjuster (P. 1-11, 1-43)6. Front seats (P. 1-2)7. Supplemental front-impact air bags(P. 1-43)8. Occupant classification sensor (weightsensor) (P. 1-43)9. Front seat-mounted side-impactsupplemental air bags (P. 1-43)10. LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers forCHildren) system (P. 1-22)0-2 Illustrated table of contents

EXTERIOR FRONT1. Charge port lid—Charging lid switch (P. 3-19)2. Hood (P. 3-16)3. Wiper and washer switch— Switch operation (P. 2-49)— Blade replacement (P. 8-14)— Windshield-washer fluid (P. 8-11)4. Outside mirrors— Switch operation (P. 3-23)— Side camera (if so equipped) (P. 4-13)5. Power windows (P. 2-67)6. Child safety rear door lock (P. 3-4)7. Doors— Keys (P. 3-2)— Door locks (P. 3-4)— NISSAN Intelligent Key system (P. 3-6)— Security system (P. 2-46)8. Tires— Wheels and tires (P. 8-28, 9-5)— Flat tire (P. 6-3)— Tire Pressure Monitoring System(TPMS) (P. 2-20, 5-4)9. Headlight and turn signal lights— Switch operation (P. 2-52)— Bulb replacement (P. 8-24)— LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)(if so equipped) (P. 2-52)Illustrated table of contents 0-3

10. Fog lights (if so equipped)— Switch operation (P. 2-52)— Bulb replacement (P. 8-24)11. License plate installation (P. 9-8)12. Front view camera (if so equipped)(P. 4-13)0-4 Illustrated table of contents

EXTERIOR REAR1. Rear wiper and washer switch— Switch operation (P. 2-49)— Windshield-washer fluid (P. 8-11)2. High-mounted stop light— Bulb replacement (P. 8-24)3. Rear window defroster (P. 2-51)4. Rear combination lights— Bulb replacement (P. 8-24)5. Rear hatch (P. 3-17)— Rear view camera (P. 4-4, 4-13)Illustrated table of contents 0-5

PASSENGER COMPARTMENT1. Emergency tire puncture repair kit(P. 6-3)2. Map lights— Switch operation (P. 2-70)— Bluetooth Hands-Free Phone System(without Navigation) microphone (P. 4-67)— Bluetooth Hands-Free Phone System(with Navigation) microphone (Refer toNissanConnect Manual (for Leaf))— Sunglasses holder (P. 2-63)3. Sun visors (P. 3-22)4. Mirror— Inside rearview mirror (P. 3-23)— HomeLink (if so equipped) (P. 2-72)5. Front cup holders (P. 2-63)6. Console box (P. 2-63)7. Cargo area— Tonneau cover (if so equipped) (P. 2-63)— EVSE (Electric Vehicle SupplyEquipment) (P. CH-5)0-6 Illustrated table of contents

COCKPIT1. TRIP RESET switch for twin trip odometer (P. 2-6)— Instrument brightness control switch(P. 2-57)2. Headlight, fog light (if so equipped) andturn signal switch— Headlight (P. 2-52)— Turn signal light (P. 2-52)— Fog light (if so equipped) (P. 2-52)3. Steering-wheel-mounted controls(left side)— Audio control (P. 4-45)— Vehicle information display controls(P. 2-27)4. Steering wheel— Power steering system (P. 5-133)— Horn (P. 2-58)— Driver's supplemental air bag (P. 1-43)5. Wiper and washer switch (P. 2-49)6. Steering-wheel-mounted controls(right side)— Cruise control switches (if soequipped) (P. 5-54)— Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC)switches (if so equipped) (P. 5-56)— ProPILOT Assist switch (if so equipped)(P. 5-79)Illustrated table of contents 0-7

— Bluetooth Hands-Free Phone Systemcontrol (without navigation) (P. 4-45)— Bluetooth Hands-Free Phone Systemcontrol (with navigation) (Refer toNissanConnect Manual (for Leaf))7. Shift lever (P. 5-15)— ECO switch (P. 2-58)— e-Pedal switch (P. 5-22)8. Console box (P. 2-63)9. Parking brake (switch type) (if soequipped) (P. 5-19)10. Tilting steering wheel lever (P. 3-21)11. Charge port lid switch (P. 3-19)— Immediate charge switch (P. 2-61)— Heated steering wheel switch (if soequipped) (P. 2-60)— Steering Assist switch (if so equipped)(P. 5-79)12. Fuse box cover (P. 8-17)0-8 Illustrated table of contents

INSTRUMENT PANEL1. Vents (P. 4-29)2. Meters and gauges (P. 2-6)3. Center multi-function control panel— Navigation system (Refer toNissanConnect Manual (for Leaf))— Without Navigation System (P. 4-45)4. Hazard warning flasher switch (P. 6-2)5. Rear window defroster switch (P. 2-51)6. Front passenger supplemental air bag(P. 1-43)7. Glove box (P. 2-63)8. Heater and air conditioner control(P. 4-30)9. Power outlet (P. 2-62)10. Front heated seat switches (if soequipped) (P. 2-59)11. Auxiliary input jack (P. 4-64)— iPod connector/USB connector(P. 4-45)12. Push-button power switch (P. 5-9)13. Front passenger air bag status light(P. 1-43)14. Hood release handle (P. 3-16)Illustrated table of contents 0-9

METERS AND GAUGES1. Vehicle information display (P. 2-27)— Clock (P. 2-12)— Outside air temperature (P. 2-11)— Li-ion battery available charge gauge(P. 2-10)— Driving range (P. EV-19)— Odometer/twin trip odometer (P. 2-7)— Indicator for timer (P. CH-36)— Power meter (P. 2-9)2. Warning and indicator lights (P. 2-14)— Turn signal/Hazard indicator light(P. 2-52)— READY to drive indicator light (P. 2-25)— ECO mode indicator (P. 2-123. Speedometer (P. 2-7)0-10 Illustrated table of contents

MOTOR COMPARTMENT1. link holder (P. 8-17)Brake fluid reservoir (P. 8-11)12-volt battery (P. 8-12)Fuse holder (P. 8-17)Fuse/Fusible link holder (P. 8-17)Coolant reservoir cap (P. 8-8)Windshield-washer fluid reservoir(P. 8-11)Illustrated table of contents 0-11

WARNING AND INDICATOR LIGHTSWarninglightWarninglightNamePage12-volt batterycharge warning light2-16Brake system warning light (yellow)2-17Brake warning light(red)Anti-lock BrakingSystem (ABS) warning lightApproaching VehicleSound for Pedestrians (VSP) OFF systemwarning lightAutomatic Emergency Braking (AEB)system warning light(if so equipped)Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)with Pedestrian Detection system warning light (if soequipped)2-172-18NamePage2-182-19Electronic parkingbrake system warning light (yellow)2-20Electric shift controlsystem warning light2-20Electric Vehicle (EV)system warning light2-20Low tire pressurewarning light2-202-180-12 Illustrated table of contentsWarninglightNamePageMaster warning light(red/yellow)2-22Power steering warning light2-22Seat belt warninglight2-22Supplemental air bagwarning light2-23

IndicatorlightNameElectronic parkingbrake indicator lightExterior light indicator lightFront fog light indicator light (if soequipped)Front passenger airbag status lightHigh Beam Assist indicator light (if soequipped)High beam indicatorlight (blue)PageIndicatorlightNamePagePlug-in indicator light2-24Power limitation indicator light2-24READY to drive indicator light2-25Security indicatorlight2-25Slip indicator light2-25Turn signal/hazardindicator lights2-25Vehicle DynamicControl (VDC) OFFindicator light2-252-232-232-232-232-242-24Illustrated table of contents 0-13

NOTES0-14 Illustrated table of contents

EV OverviewThe EV (Electric Vehicle) system . . . . . . . . . . .EV-2Li-ion battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .EV-2Driving with a discharged Li-ion battery . . . .EV-3Charging the 12-volt battery. . . . . . . . . . . .EV-5Li-ion battery warmer (if so equipped) . . . . .EV-5High voltage precautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .EV-7High-voltage components . . . . . . . . . . . . .EV-7Road accident precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . .EV-8Emergency shut-off system. . . . . . . . . . . .EV-8EV characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .EV-9Noise and vibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .EV-10Life with an EV (scene guide) . . . . . . . . . . . . .EV-10Charging the Li-ion battery. . . . . . . . . . . .EV-10Before driving your vehicle (models withNavigation System) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .EV-12Checking Li-ion battery charging status . . .EV-12Operating the climate control system beforedriving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .EV-13Starting your vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .EV-14Driving the vehicle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .EV-15Charging after driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .EV-18Efficient use of your vehicle. . . . . . . . . . . . . .EV-19Range. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .EV-19Improve driving range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .EV-19Li-ion battery life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .EV-20Li-ion battery maintenance . . . . . . . . . . .EV-21EV unique information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .EV-21Meters and indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .EV-21Approaching Vehicle Sound for Pedestrians(VSP) system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .EV-24Electric shift control system . . . . . . . . . . .EV-25LED headlight (low beam) (if so equipped) . .EV-25Driving range (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . .EV-25

THE EV (ELECTRIC VEHICLE) SYSTEMThe LEAF is an electric vehicle. Some of thevehicle’s systems operate differently andhave different operating characteristicsthan vehicles equipped with an internalcombustion engine. It is important to carefully review the entire Owner's Manual forthis reason. The main difference is the LEAFis powered by electricity. The LEAF does notrequire and it is not capable of using gasoline like a vehicle powered by a traditionalinternal combustion engine. The LEAF useselectricity stored in the lithium ion (Li-ion)battery. The vehicle’s Li-ion battery mustbe charged with electricity before the vehicle can be driven. As the vehicle operates,the Li-ion battery gradually discharges. Ifthe Li-ion battery becomes completely discharged, the vehicle will not operate until itis re-charged.This vehicle uses two types of batteries.One is the 12-volt battery that is the sameas the battery in vehicles powered bygasoline engines, the other is the Li-ionbattery (high voltage).EV-2 EV OverviewLI-ION BATTERYThe 12-volt battery provides power to thevehicle systems and features such as theaudio system, supplemental restraint systems, headlights and windshield wipers.The Li-ion battery provides power to theelectric motor (traction motor) that movesthe vehicle.The Li-ion battery also charges the 12-voltbattery.The vehicle must be plugged in for the Liion battery to be charged. Additionally, thevehicle system can extend the vehiclerange by converting driving force into electricity that is stored in the Li-ion batterywhile the vehicle is decelerating or beingdriven downhill. This is called regenerativebraking. This vehicle is considered to be anenvironmentally friendly vehicle because itdoes not emit exhaust gases, such as carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide.WARNINGYour vehicle contains a sealed Li-ionhigh voltage battery. If the Li-ion battery is disposed of improperly, there isa risk of severe burns and electricalshock that may result in serious injuryor death and there is also a risk of environmental damage.CAUTIONTo prevent damage to the Li-ion battery: Do not expose the vehicle to extreme ambient temperatures for extended periods. Do not store the vehicle in temperatures below 13 F ( 25 C) for morethan seven days. Do not leave the vehicle for morethan 14 days where the Li-ion battery available charge gauge reachesa zero or near zero. Do not use the Li-ion battery for anyother purpose.

NOTE: If the outside temperature is 13 F( 25 C) or less, the Li-ion battery mayfreeze and it cannot be charged or provide power to run the vehicle. Move thevehicle to a warm location. The capacity of the Li-ion battery inyour vehicle to hold a charge will, like allsuch batteries, decrease with time andusage. As the battery ages and capacitydecreases, this will result in a decreasefrom the vehicle’s initial mileage range.This is normal, expected, and not indicative of any defect in your Li-ion battery. The Li-ion battery has limited servicelife, and when its charging capacity fallsbelow a specific level, the EV systemwarning light will illuminate. Ownersshould bring their vehicle in for inspection and possible battery replacement. It is recommended that you visit aNISSAN certified LEAF dealer for information about recycling or disposal ofthe Li-ion battery. Do not attempt to recycle or dispose of the Li-ion batteryyourself.DRIVING WITH A DISCHARGEDLI-ION BATTERYWhen a destination is set in the navigationsystem (if so equipped) that exceeds theavailable vehicle range, the navigation system automatically searches the location ofnearby charging stations. When the nearbycharging station locations are displayed,charge the Li-ion battery as soon as possible.Warning lights illuminate on the instrument panel and messages are displayedon the vehicle information display to inform you that the Li-ion battery charge islow. Instructions are also displayed on thenavigation system screen (if so equipped)to direct you to nearby charging stations.The vehicle's range is very limited whenthese warning lights illuminate and messages are displayed. Follow the instructions on the navigation system screen (if soequipped) and immediately charge the vehicle at the nearest charging station.There are three levels of information thatwill be displayed as the Li-ion battery becomes discharged:1. The following warning lights illuminateon the instrument panel and messagesare displayed on the vehicle informationdisplay at the same time to indicate lowLi-ion battery charge: The low battery charge indicator light The master warning lightEV Overview EV-3

The “Battery charge is low, Charge now”warning message is displayed on thevehicle information display. Messages are displayed on the navigation system screen (if so equipped). For additional information, refer to “Lowbattery charge indicator” in the “Instruments and controls” section of thismanual.1 . The driving range flashes 䊊NOTE:Due to traffic conditions, it may be difficult to get to the charging stationsuggested by the navigation system(if so equipped). If the Li-ion battery isalmost completely discharged, drivedirectly to the nearest charging station.EV-4 EV Overview2. If the vehicle is driven and the Li-ion battery continues to discharge, the drivingrange on the instrument panel changes2 .to “— — —” 䊊Messages are displayed on the navigation system screen (if so equipped). Foradditional information, refer to “Li-ionbattery available charge gauge” in the“Instruments and controls” section ofthis manual.

3. When the power limitation indicatorlightilluminates, traction motoroutput is limited resulting in reduced vehicle speed. Stop the vehicle in a safelocation before the Li-ion battery becomes completely discharged andthere is no power available to drive thevehicle. Contact Roadside AssistanceService shown in your NISSAN WarrantyInformation Booklet. For additional information, refer to “If the Li-ion batterybecomes completely discharged” in the“In case of emergency” section of thismanual.CHARGING THE 12-VOLT BATTERYThe 12-volt battery is charged automatically using electricity stored in the Li-ionbattery.When the 12-volt battery is being charged,the charge status indicator light on the instrument panel flashes (except whencharging the Li-ion battery or the powerswitch is in the Ready to Drive position). Foradditional information, refer to “Chargingstatus indicator lights” in the “Charging”section of this manual.While vehicle is drivenThe Li-ion battery charges the 12-volt battery as necessary when the power switchis in the Ready to Drive position or ON position.The 12-volt battery is not charged in thefollowing conditions. When the power switch is in the ACCposition. When the power switch is in the ON position and the shift position is in the N (Neutral) position.While the vehicle is not in useWhen the EV system is off for an extendedtime, the 12-volt battery may be automatically charged for a short period of time on aregular basis.LI-ION BATTERY WARMER (IF SOEQUIPPED)CAUTIONThe Li-ion battery warmer does notoperate if the available Li-ion batterycharge is less than approximately 15%and the charger is not connected tothe vehicle. To help prevent the Li-ionbattery from freezing, do not leave thevehicle in an environment if temperatures may go below -1 F (-17 C) unlessthe vehicle is connected to a charger.The Li-ion battery warmer helps to preventthe Li-ion battery from freezing and helpsto prevent significant reductions in the Liion battery output when the temperatureis cold. The Li-ion battery warmer automatically turns on when the Li-ion batterytemperature is approximately -1 F (-17 C) orcolder. The Li-ion battery warmer automatically turns off when the Li-ion batterytemperature is approximately 14 F (-10 C)or higher.EV Overview EV-5

The Li-ion battery warmer uses electricalpower from an external source when acharger is connected to the vehicle. TheLi-ion battery warmer uses electricalpower from the Li-ion battery when thecharger is not connected to the vehicle.NOTE: Connect the charger to the vehicle andplace the power switch in the OFF position when parking the vehicle if temperatures may go below -1 F (-17 C). Thisprovides external power to the Li-ionbattery warmer when it operates anddoes not discharge the Li-ion battery. The charging status indicator lights illuminate in a specific pattern when theLi-ion battery warmer operates. Thecharging status indicator lights use thesame pattern to indicate 12-volt batterycharging, Climate Ctrl. Timer operationor Remote Climate Control operation(models with Navigation System). Thecharging status indicator lights do notchange if the Li-ion battery warmer operates at the same time as the abovefeatures. For additional information, re-EV-6 EV Overviewfer to “Charging status indicator lights”in the “Charging” section of this manual. The Li-ion battery warmer uses Li-ionbattery power to operate, even if thevehicle is connected to a charger when:– The vehicle's power switch is in theON position.– There is no electrical power beingsupplied to the charging equipment. When the Li-ion battery warmer is already in operation using an externalpower source, it will continue to use theexternal power even if the power switchis placed in the ON position. Vehicle driving range is reduced if theLi-ion battery warmer operates (Li-ionbattery temperature approximately-1 F (-17 C) or colder) while driving thevehicle. You may need to charge the Liion battery sooner than in warmer temperatures. The Li-ion battery requires more time tocharge when the Li-ion battery warmeroperates. The predicted charging time displayedon the meter and navigation system (ifso equipped) increases when the Li-ionbattery warmer operates. Climate control performance is reducedwhen using the Climate Ctrl. Timer orRemote Climate Control (models withNavigation System) while the Li-ion battery warmer operates. The Li-ion battery may not charge tothe expected level using the chargingtimer while the Li-ion battery warmeroperates.

HIGH VOLTAGE PRECAUTIONSHIGH-VOLTAGE COMPONENTSWARNING The EV system uses high voltage upto approximately DC 400 volt. Thesystem can be hot during and afterstarting and when the vehicle is shutoff. Be careful of both the high voltage and the high temperature. Follow the warning labels that are attached to the vehicle. Never disassemble, remove or replace high-voltage parts and cablesas well as their connectors becausethey can cause severe burns or electric shock that may result in seriousinjury or death. High-voltage cablesare colored orange. The vehicle highvoltage system has no user serviceable parts. It is recommended thatyou take your vehicle to a NISSANcertified LEAF dealer for any necessary maintenance.1. Traction motor and reduction gear2. Traction motor inverter3. Power delivery module (PDM) (Charger,DC/DC converter, junction box)4. High-voltage wire harnesses (coloredorange)5. Li-ion battery6. Service plugEV Overview EV-7

ROAD ACCIDENT PRECAUTIONSWARNINGIn case of a collision: If your vehicle is drivable, pull yourvehicle off the road, push the P(Park) position switch on the shiftlever, apply the parking brake andturn the EV system off. Check your vehicle to see if there areexposed high-voltage parts orcables. For their locations, refer to“High voltage components” in thissection. To avoid personal injury,never touch high-voltage wiring,connectors, and other high-voltageparts, such as inverter unit and Liion battery. An electric shock mayoccur if exposed electric wires arevisible when viewed from inside oroutside of your vehicle. Therefore,never touch exposed electric wires. If the vehicle receives a strong impact to the floor while driving, stopthe vehicle in a safe location andcheck the floor. Leaks or damage to the Li-ion battery may result in a fire. If you discover them, contact emergency services immediately. Since the fluidleak may be lithium manganateEV-8 EV Overviewfrom the Li-ion battery, never touchthe fluid leak inside or outside thevehicle. If the fluid contacts yourskin or eyes, wash it off immediatelywith a large amount of water andreceive immediate medical atte

Your NISSAN certified LEAF dealer's name Your comments or questions OR You can write to NISSAN with the informa-tion at: ForU.S.customers NissanNorthAmerica,Inc. ConsumerAffairsDepartment P.O.Box685003 Franklin,TN37068-5003 orviae-mailat: [email protected] ForCanadiancustomers NissanCanadaInc. 5290OrbitorDrive .