1998-2005 Mercedes-Benz Engine Oil Change Guide

Nissan Check Engine Coolant Level & Add Antifreeze

This guide provides instructions on how to check the engine coolant level and add antifreeze to Nissan vehicles.

If your Nissan is overheating, the temperature gauge has moved to hot. Pull over as soon as it is safe, and follow the instructions below to check the coolant level.

What you will need

  • NISSAN Antifreeze Coolant
    • Nissan’s engine cooling system is filled at the factory with a pre-diluted mixture of 50% Genuine Antifreeze (blue) and 50% water.
    • Most Nissan vehicles use blue coolant.


  1. Park your Nissan in a safe location and allow the engine to cool down.
  2. Locate the hood release underneath the dashboard on the driver’s side. Pull the lever until you hear the Nissan hood pop open. Next, you need to release the hood safety latch at the front of your Nissan.
  3. Locate the coolant overflow reservoir tank.nissan sentra engine coolant location Location of engine coolant reservoir on a Nissan Sentra nissan rouge

    Location of the engine coolant reservoir on a Nissan

  4. Look at the side of the coolant reservoir tank and take note of the low and high levels.check nissan engine coolant level
  5. If the level is below the minimum mark, you will need to add coolant. Remove the coolant reservoir cap and add engine coolant. Add engine coolant antifreeze Nissan Quest 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
  6. Add engine coolant/antifreeze. Only add the recommended Nissan coolant.

Do not continue to operate your Nissan Quest if the engine is overheating or the high engine temperature light comes on in your Nissan.

Can I add coolant directly to the radiator?

add coolant to nissan radiator

It is possible to add engine coolant to the radiator when it is completely cool. You need to be extremely careful when opening the radiator cap. The coolant must have cooled down, or you will risk being burnt.

We hope you find the Nissan Check Engine Coolant Level & Add Antifreeze guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Nissan.


  • Rushit Hila • ASE Certified

    Rushit Hila, an ASE-certified engineer (G1 Automotive Maintenance and Repair), brings over two decades of hands-on experience in the automotive world to his writing. With a strong educational background, including a Master of Science in Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, he has honed his skills and expertise through years of practical work. As a respected authority in the field, Mr. Hila is dedicated to offering insightful and valuable content that resonates with both vehicle owners and mechanics.

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