Nissan Altima Owners Manual: Terms

It is important to familiarize yourself with the following terms before loading your vehicle:

● Curb Weight (actual weight of your vehicle) - vehicle weight including: standard and optional equipment, fluids, emergency tools, and spare tire assembly. This weight does not include passengers and cargo.

● GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight) - curb weight plus the combined weight of passengers and cargo.

● GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) - maximum total combined weight of the unloaded vehicle, passengers, luggage, hitch, trailer tongue load and any other optional equipment. This information is located on the F.M.V.S.S./C.M.V.S.S.

certification label.

● GAWR (Gross AxleWeight Rating) - maximum weight (load) limit specified for the front or rear axle. This information is located on the F.M.V.S.S./C.M.V.S.S. certification label.

● GCWR (Gross Combined Weight rating) - The maximum total weight rating of the vehicle, passengers, cargo, and trailer.

● Vehicle Capacity Weight, Load limit, Total load capacity - maximum total weight limit specified of the load (passengers and cargo) for the vehicle.

This is the maximum combined weight of occupants and cargo that can be loaded into the vehicle. If the vehicle is used to tow a trailer, the trailer tongue weight must be included as part of the cargo load. This information is located on the Tire and Loading Information label.

● Cargo capacity - permissible weight of cargo, the subtracted weight of occupants from the load limit.

    Vehicle loading information
    WARNING ● It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area inside a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed. ● Do not ...

    Vehicle load capacity
    Do not exceed the load limit of your vehicle shown as “The combined weight of occupants and cargo” on the Tire and Loading Information label. Do not exceed the number of occupants shown as ...

    Other materials:

    TEL Antenna
    Removal and Installation - Coupe REMOVAL 1. Remove the trunk front finisher, trunk floor carpet and spare tire cover. Refer to INT-22, "Exploded View". 2. Remove the LH trunk floor spacer. 3. Remove the rear pillar LH. Refer to INT-20, "Exploded View". 4. Remove the ...

    Warning lamp
    Description • Warning lamp is built in combination meter. • Intelligent Key system malfunction is reported to the driver by the warning lamp illumination. Component Function Check 1.CHECK FUNCTION 1. Perform “INDICATOR” in the “Active Test” mode with CONSULT-III. 2. Check wa ...

    Push-button ignition switch positions
    LOCK (Normal parking position): The ignition switch can only be locked in this position. The ignition switch will be unlocked when it is pushed to the ACC position while carrying the Intelligent Key. The ignition switch will lock when any door is opened or closed with the ignition switche ...