Nissan Altima Owners Manual: Driving on snow or ice

WARNING

● 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.

    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 ...

    Engine block heater (if so equipped)
    Engine block heaters are used to assist with cold temperature starting. The engine block heater should be used when the outside temperature is 20F (-7C) or lower. WARNING ● Do not use y ...

    Other materials:

    P0128 Thermostat function
    DTC Logic DTC DETECTION LOGIC NOTE: If DTC P0128 is displayed with DTC P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303 or P0304, first perform the trouble diagnosis for DTC P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304. Refer to EC-776, "DTC Logic". Engine coolant temperature has not risen enough to open the t ...

    B2604 PNP switch
    Description BCM confirms the shift position with the following 4 signals. • CVT selector lever • P/N position switch • P position signal from IPDM E/R (CAN) • P position signal from TCM (CAN) DTC Logic DTC DETECTION LOGIC NOTE: • If DTC B2604 is displayed with DTC U1000, first ...

    Removal and installation
    TRANSAXLE ASSEMBLY Exploded View 1. Air breather hose 2. CVT fluid level gauge 3. CVT fluid charging pipe 4. O-ring 5. Copper washer 6. Fluid cooler tube 7. Fluid cooler tube 8. CVT assembly A. Refer to TM-447, "Removal and Installation". Removal and Installation REMOVAL 1. ...