The heated steering wheel system in Nissan Maxima vehicles enhances driving comfort during cold weather conditions. This feature is designed to operate when the surface temperature of the steering wheel is below 68°F (20°C). Below, we will explore how the system functions and some notable points to keep in mind.Activation and OperationTo activate the heated steering wheel, push the dedicated switch after starting the engine. The indicator light will illuminate, indicating that the system is active. If the surface temperature of the steering wheel is below 68°F (20°C), the system will cycle off and on to maintain a temperature above this threshold. The indicator light remains on as long as the system is operational.Manual DeactivationTo turn off the heated steering wheel manually, simply push the switch again. The indicator light will then go off. It’s essential to note that if the surface temperature of the steering wheel is already above 68°F (20°C) when the switch is turned on, the system will not heat the steering wheel. This behavior is not a malfunction but a designed feature.Additional ConsiderationsClimate Control InformationWhile the articles primarily focus on the heated steering wheel system, it’s worth mentioning that the owner’s manual provides comprehensive information about climate control features. However, it’s interesting to note that the manual often emphasizes what a feature does rather than what it does not do.Remote Start and Heated FeaturesA notable example of feature limitations is the interaction between remote start and heated seats/steering wheel. The manual does not explicitly state that using the remote start will not activate the heated seats or steering wheel. This omission is similar to how the remote start does not trigger turn signals or wipers, as these are not activated by the remote start function.