Nissan Altima Owners Manual: Capacities and recommended fuel/lubricants

The following are approximate capacities. The actual refill capacities may be slightly different. When refilling, follow the procedure described in the “Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section to determine the proper refill capacity.

*1: For further details, see “Engine oil and oil filter recommendations” in


*1: For further details, see “Engine oil and oil filter recommendations” in this section.

*2: Use only Genuine NISSAN CVT Fluid NS-3. Using transmission fluid other than Genuine NISSAN CVT Fluid NS-3 will damage the CVT, which is not covered by the NISSAN new vehicle limited warranty.

*3: Use of a power steering fluid other than Genuine NISSAN E-PSF will prevent the power steering system from operating properly.

*4: Available in mainland USA through a NISSAN dealer.

*5: For further details, see “Air conditioner system refrigerant and oil recommendations” in this section.

*6: For further details, see “Engine oil” in the “Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section of this manual.

*7: NISSAN recommends Genuine NISSAN Ester Oil available at a NISSAN dealer. As an alternative to this recommended oil, SAE 5W-30 or SAE 10W-30 conventional petroleum oils may be used and meet all specifications and requirements necessary to maintain the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.

*8: See your NISSAN dealer for service.

*9: As an alternative to this recommended oil, SAE 5W-30 conventional petroleum oils may be used and meet all specifications and requirements necessary to maintain the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.

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