Nissan Drive Pattern specifications
Nissan started using permanent diagnostic trouble codes (P-DTC) in 2010 on the vehicles listed below. A P-DTC requires a special code clearning method if you don’t have a scan tool. The Nissan Drive Pattern requires either the shop of the owner to drive the vehicle a certain way to erase the code.
Vehicles that use Nissan P-DTCs and drive cycles
From 2010 on
CUBE with engine MR18DE
Versa Sedan with engine MR18DE/HR180E
Versa Hatchback with engine MR180E Starting in 2010-2012
Versa Note with engine HR180E Starting in 2014
JUKE / JUKE NISMO / JUKE NISMO RS with engine MR180DT Starting in 2011
SENTRA with engine MR20DE/MR1813E
SENTRA SE-R with engine OR250E 2010-2012
ALTIMA with engine OR250E
ALTIMA with engine VO350E
ALTIMA COUPE with engine OR250E 2010-2013
ALTIMA COUPE with engine V0350E Yes Yes Yes WA WA
ALTIMA Hybrid with engine QR25DE Doesn’t use P-DTC
MAXIMA with engine VO350E
3702 / 3702 Roadster / 370Z Warm with engine V037VHR
GT.R with engine VO3SOETT 2012-2014
NV200 Cargo Van with engine MR200E 2013-2014
NV200 New York City Taxi Version with engine MR200E 2013-2014
ROGUE with engine OR25DE
ROGUE SELECT with engine OR250E 2014
QUEST V0350E NIA
MURANO Cross Cabriolet V035DE 2011-2014
PATHFINDER VCMOOE / V0350E
PATHFINDER MINX No 2013-2014
PATHFINDER NAM QR25DER Hybrid 2014
FRONTIER OR250E No 2013-2014
TITAN VX580E / VK560E FFV 2014
ARMADA VIG8DE / VK580E FFV 2014
NV1500/ NV2500 Cargo Van NV3500 Passenger Van VO400E 2012-2014
Nv2500/NV3500 Cargo van NV3500 Passenger Van vIc560E 2014
LEAF Does not use P-DTC
Use Nissan Drive Pattern to erase P-DTC
If you don’t follow the Nissan Drive Pattern, you will not erase the P-DTC and the vehicle will fail emissions. Here are two Nissan Drive Patterns
Nissan drive pattern B
Engine speed must reach 400 rpm or more.
Engine coolant temperature must reach 158°F or more.
Vehicle speed of 44 – 75 MPH must be maintained for 60 seconds or more.
Vehicle speed of 19 – 37 MPH must be maintained for 10 seconds or more.
Vehicle speed of 2 MPH or less with engine idling for 12 seconds or more.
Vehicle speed of 7 MPH or more for 10 minutes or more in total.
22 minutes or more elapsed time after engine start.
Drive the vehicle at steady speeds when a “maintained” speed is required. When the same
malfunction (DTC) is detected regardless of driving conditions, driving pattern B must be restarted.
Nissan Drive Pattern D
Vehicle speed of 25 MPH or more for 300 seconds or more.
Must maintain continuous idle speed for 30 seconds or more.
10 minutes or more elapsed time after engine start.
When the same malfunction (DTC) is detected regardless of driving conditions, driving pattern D must be restarted.
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