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Foreword

Welcome to the growing family of new NISSAN owners. This vehicle is delivered to you with confidence. It was produced using the latest techniques and strict quality control.

This manual was prepared to help you under- stand the operation and maintenance of your vehicle so that you may enjoy many miles of driving pleasure. Please read through this manual before operating your vehicle. A separate Warranty Information Booklet explains details about the warranties cov- ering your vehicle. The NISSAN Service and Maintenance Guide explains details about maintaining and servicing your ve- hicle. Additionally, a separate Customer Care/Lemon Law Booklet (U.S. only) will explain how to resolve any concerns you may have with your vehicle, as well as clarify your rights under your state’s lemon law. Your NISSAN dealer knows your vehicle best. When you require any service or have any questions, he will be glad to assist you with the extensive resources available to him. READ FIRST — THEN DRIVE SAFELY Before driving your vehicle please read your Owner’s Manual carefully. This will ensure familiarity with controls and main-

tenance requirements, assisting you in the safe operation of your vehicle.

WARNING

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMA- TION REMINDERS FOR SAFETY! Follow these important driving rules to help ensure a safe and comfortable trip for you and your passengers! I Never drive under the influence of

alcohol or drugs.

I Always observe posted speed limits and never drive too fast for condi- tions.

I Always use your seat belts. Refer to “Child safety” and “Child restraints” in the “Seats, restraints and supple- mental air bag systems” section for precautions regarding children.

I Always provide information about the proper use of vehicle safety features to all occupants of the vehicle.

I Always review this Owner’s Manual

for important safety information.

MODIFICATION OF YOUR VEHICLE This vehicle should not be modified. Modi- fication could affect its performance, safety or durability, and may even violate governmental In addition, damage or performance problems result- ing from modification may not be covered under NISSAN warranties.

regulations.

WHEN READING THE MANUAL This manual includes information for all options available on this model. There- fore, you may find some information that does not apply to your vehicle. All information, specifications and illustrations in this manual are those in effect at the time of printing. NISSAN reserves the right to change specifications or design at any time without notice.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THIS MANUAL You will see various symbols in this manual. They are used in the following ways:

WARNING

This is used to indicate the presence of a hazard that could cause death or serious personal injury. To avoid or reduce the risk, the procedures must be followed precisely.

CAUTION

If you see this symbol, it means Do not do this or Do not let this happen.

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This is used to indicate the presence of a hazard that could cause minor or moder- ate personal injury or damage to your vehicle. To avoid or reduce the risk, the procedures must be followed carefully.

CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING

WARNING

Engine Exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to State of California to cause cancer and birth de- fects or other reproductive harm.

© 2002 NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.

TOKYO, JAPAN

All rights reserved. No part of this Owner’s Manual may be reproduced or stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form, or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

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Welcome To The World Of NISSAN

to the supply of lubricants, parts and accessories.

NISSAN pioneered the use of electronics and computers in automobiles, and has led the industry in improving both performance and fuel efficiency through new engine designs and the use of syn- thetic materials to reduce vehicle weight. The company has also developed ways to build quality into its vehicles at each stage of the production process, both through extensive use of automation and — most importantly — through an awareness that people are the central element in quality control.

From the time the parts arrived from our suppliers until you took delivery of your new Nissan, dozens of checks were made to ensure that only the best job was being done in producing and delivering your vehicle. NISSAN also takes great care to ensure that when you take your NISSAN to your dealer for maintenance, the service technician will perform his work according to the quality stan- dards that have been established by the factory.

Safety has also been built into your NISSAN. As you know, seat belts are an integral part of the safety systems that will help protect you and your passengers in the event of a sudden stop or an accident. We urge you to use the seat belts every time you drive the vehicle.

The NISSAN story of growth and achievement reflects our major goal: to provide you, our cus- tomer, with a vehicle that is built with quality and craftsmanship — a product that we can be proud to build and you can be proud to own.

Your new NISSAN is the result of our dedication to produce the finest in safe, reliable and economical transportation. Your vehicle is the product of a successful worldwide company that manufactures cars and trucks in over 17 countries and distributes them in 170 nations. NISSAN vehicles are designed and manufactured by Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. which was founded in Tokyo, Japan in 1933, and NISSAN affiliates world wide, collectively growing to become the fifth largest automaker in the world. In addition to cars and trucks, NISSAN also makes forklift trucks, marine engines, boats and other diversified prod- ucts. NISSAN has made a substantial and growing investment in North America. NISSAN’S commit- ment is nearly $4 billion dollars in capital invest- ments in facilities across the continent. Some of

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the facilities include the Nissan Manufacturing facility in Smyrna, Tennessee, vehicle styling de- sign at Nissan Design America in San Diego, California, and engineering at Nissan Technical Center North America in Farmington Hills, Michi- gan. Additionally, NISSAN employs nearly 18,000 people throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. An additional 71,000 people work for the 1,500 NISSAN and INFINITI dealers across North America. NISSAN is also a substantial contributor to the Canadian economy. Nissan Canada Inc., its sup- pliers and over 140 dealers employ approximately 4,500 people. These include company employees and the staffs of NISSAN dealers all across Canada. In addition, many Canadians work for companies that supply NISSAN and NISSAN deal- ers with materials and services ranging from op- eration of port facilities and transportation services

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NISSAN CUSTOMER CARE PROGRAM

NISSAN CARES ... Both NISSAN and your NISSAN dealer are dedicated to serving all your automotive needs. Your satisfaction with your vehicle and your NISSAN dealer are our primary concerns. Your NISSAN dealer is always available to assist you with all your automobile sales and service needs.

if

However, there is something that your NISSAN dealer cannot assist you with or you would like to provide NISSAN directly with comments or questions, please contact our (NISSAN’s) Consumer Affairs Department us- ing our toll-free number: For U.S. mainland customers

1-800-NISSAN-1 (1-800-647-7261)

For Hawaii customers

(808) 836-0888 (Oahu Number)

For Canadian customers

1-800-387-0122

The Consumer Affairs Department will ask for the following information: — Your name, address, and telephone

number

— Vehicle identification number (on dash panel) — Date of purchase — Current odometer reading — Your NISSAN dealer’s name — Your comments or questions OR

You can write to NISSAN with the information on the left at: For U.S. mainland and Alaska customers

Nissan North America, Inc. Consumer Affairs Department P.O. Box 191 Gardena, California 90248-0191

For Hawaii customers

Nissan Motor Corporation in Hawaii 2880 Kilihau St. Honolulu, Hawaii 96819

For Canada customers Nissan Canada Inc. 5290 Orbitor Drive Mississauga, Ontario L4W 4Z5

We appreciate your interest in NISSAN and thank you for buying a quality NISSAN vehicle.

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Table of Contents

Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems

Instruments and controls

Pre-driving checks and adjustments

Heater, air conditioner and audio systems

Starting and driving

In case of emergency

Appearance and care

Maintenance and do-it-yourself

Technical and consumer information

Index

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1 Seats, restraints and supplemental air

bag systems

Seats ......................................................................................... 1-2 Front manual seat adjustment....................................... 1-3 Front power seat adjustment (if so equipped)......... 1-4 Seat lifter (for driver’s seat)........................................... 1-5 Tilting and reclining passenger’s seat from driver’s seat ...................................................................................... 1-5 Head restraint adjustment.............................................. 1-5 Supplemental restraint system ........................................... 1-6 Precautions on supplemental restraint system......... 1-6 Components of the supplemental restraint systems ............................................................................ 1-11 Supplemental air bag warning labels ....................... 1-16 Supplemental air bag warning light .......................... 1-16 Seat belts .............................................................................. 1-18

Precautions on seat belt usage................................. 1-18 Child safety ..................................................................... 1-20 Obtaining an air bag ON/OFF switch...................... 1-21 After an air bag ON/OFF switch is installed.......... 1-21 Pregnant women............................................................ 1-21 Injured persons............................................................... 1-22 Three-point type seat belt ........................................... 1-22 Seat belt extenders....................................................... 1-24 Seat belt maintenance ................................................. 1-24 Child restraints..................................................................... 1-25 Precautions on child restraints................................... 1-25 Top tether strap child restraint................................... 1-27 Installation on front passenger seat.......................... 1-28

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SEATS

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I For most effective protection when the vehicle is in motion, the seat should be upright. Always sit well back in the seat and adjust the seat belt properly. See “Precautions on seat belt usage” later in this section.

WARNING

I Do not ride in a moving vehicle when the seatback is reclined. This can be dangerous. The shoulder belt will not be against your body. In an accident you could be thrown into it and re- ceive neck or other serious injuries. You could also slide under the lap belt and receive serious internal injuries.

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FRONT MANUAL SEAT ADJUSTMENT

WARNING

I Do not adjust the driver’s seat while driving so full attention may be given to vehicle operation. The seat may move suddenly and could cause loss of control of the vehicle.

I After adjustment, gently rock in the is securely

to make sure it

seat locked.

q1 Forward and backward Pull the lever up while you slide the seat forward or backward to the desired position. Release the lever to lock the seat in position. When sliding the passenger’s seat backward, be careful not to knock something in the seat- back pocket against the rear floor box.

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q2 Reclining To recline the seatback, pull the lever up and lean back. To bring the seatback forward again, pull the lever and move your body forward. The seatback will move forward.

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FRONT POWER SEAT ADJUSTMENT (if so equipped)

WARNING

I Do not adjust the driver’s seat while driving so full attention may be given to vehicle operation.

I Do not leave children unattended in- side the vehicle. They could unknow- ingly activate switches or controls. Unattended children could become involved in serious accidents.

Operating tips I The seat motor has an auto-reset overload protection circuit. If the motor stops during operation, wait 30 seconds, then reactivate the switch.

I Do not operate the power support seat for a long period of time when the engine is off. This will discharge the battery.

q1 Forward and backward Moving the sliding switch forward or backward will slide the seat forward or backward to the desired position. When sliding the passenger’s seat backward, be careful not to knock something in the seat- back pocket against the rear floor box.

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q2 Reclining (for driver’s seat) Move the reclining switch backward until the desired angle is obtained. To bring the seatback forward, move the switch forward and move your body forward. The seatback will move forward. q2 Reclining (for passenger’s seat) The passenger’s seat is equipped with a manual lever for reclining. See “Front manual seat ad- justment” earlier in this section.

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SEAT LIFTER (for driver’s seat) Turn the dial and adjust the angle of the seat cushion to the desired position.

HEAD RESTRAINT ADJUSTMENT To raise the head restraint, it up. To lower, push the lock knob qA and push the head restraint down.

just pull

TILTING AND RECLINING PASSENGER’S SEAT FROM DRIVER’S SEAT The passenger’s seatback can be adjusted from the driver’s seat to make it easier for the driver to use the rear parcel box or rear floor box, or to help the passenger get in the vehicle. To tilt or recline the passenger’s seatback, pull up the lever qA located on the back side of it, and move the seatback forward or backward.

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