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Foreword

The inside pages of this manual contain a minimum of 50% recycled fibers, including 10% post-consumer fibers.

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 understand 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 and Maintenance Log Booklet explains details about the warranties covering your vehicle and vehicle maintenance schedules. Additionally, a separate Customer Care/Lemon Law Booklet 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 dealership knows your vehicle best. When you require any service or have any questions, they will be glad to assist you with the extensive resources available to them.

WARNING

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION REMINDERS FOR SAFETY! Follow these important rules to help ensure a safe and complete trip for you and your passengers! c NEVER drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. c ALWAYS observe posted speed limits and never drive too

fast for conditions.

c ALWAYS use your seat belts and appropriate child restraint systems. Pre-teen children should be seated in the rear seat. c ALWAYS provide information about the proper use of

vehicle safety features to all occupants of the vehicle.

c ALWAYS review this Owner’s Manual for important safety

information.

© 1997 NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC.

TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA

NOTES ON THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS OWNER’S MANUAL This owner’s manual contains descriptions and operating in- structions for all systems, features and optional equipment that might appear in any model of this vehicle built for any destina- tion in North America, including the continental United States, Canada and Hawaii. Therefore, you may find information in this manual that does not apply to your vehicle.

MODIFICATION OF YOUR VEHICLE This vehicle should not be modified. Modification could affect its performance, safety or durability, and may even violate governmental regulations. In addition, damage or perfor- mance problems resulting from modifications may not be covered under NISSAN warranties.

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 North America, Inc.

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 without notice and without obligation.

Welcome To The World Of NISSAN

Your new Nissan is the result of our dedication to produce the finest in safe, reliable and economi- cal transportation. Your vehicle is the product of a successful worldwide company that manufac- tures 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 textile machinery, forklift trucks, marine engines, boats and other products. Nissan has made a substantial and growing investment in North America, starting with the opening of Nissan Motor Corporation U.S.A. in 1960 and continuing with the production of some cars and trucks at one of the world’s most

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modern manufacturing facilities, Nissan Motor Manufacturing Corporation U.S.A. in Smyrna, Tennessee, vehicle styling at Nissan Design International in San Diego, California, and engi- neering at Nissan Research and Development in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

Nissan Motor Corporation U.S.A. and its dealers indirectly employ about 60,000 Americans.

Nissan is also a substantial contributor to the Canadian economy. Nissan Canada Inc., its sup- pliers and over 170 dealers employ approxi- mately 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 Nis- san dealers with materials and services ranging from the operation of port facilities and transpor- tation services, to the supply of lubricants, parts and accessories.

The inside pages of this manual contain a minimum of 50% recycled fibers, including 10% post-consumer fibers.

Nissan pioneered the use of electronics and computers in automobiles, and has led the indus- try in improving both performance and fuel effi- ciency through new engine designs and the use of synthetic 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 cen- tral element in quality control. From the time the parts arrived from our suppli- ers 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 techni- cian will perform his work according to the quality standards that have been established by Nissan. 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 belts every time you drive the vehicle. The Nissan story of growth and achievement reflects our major goal: to provide you, our customer, 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.

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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.

However, if 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 the NISSAN Consumer Affairs Department using 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 Canada customers

1-800-387-0122

The Consumer Affairs Department will ask for the following infor- mation: — Your name, address, and telephone number — Vehicle identification number (on dashboard) — 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 Motor Corporation U.S.A. 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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INFORMATION ABOUT

IMPORTANT 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

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

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

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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

Do-it-yourself

Maintenance

Technical and consumer information

Index

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1 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems

Front seats .............................................................1-2 Seat adjustment .....................................................1-3 Head restraints.......................................................1-5 Rear seat................................................................1-6 Supplemental restraint system (air bag system)...................................................................1-7 Supplemental air bag system...............................1-10 Warning labels......................................................1-12 Supplemental air bag warning light......................1-12 Seat belts .............................................................1-14 Precautions on seat belt usage ...........................1-14

Child safety...........................................................1-16 Pregnant women ..................................................1-16 Injured persons ....................................................1-16 Three-point type with retractor.............................1-17 2-point type without retractor (rear center lap belt).......................................................................1-20 Seat belt extenders ..............................................1-22 Seat belt maintenance .........................................1-22 Child restraints .....................................................1-22 Top strap child restraint .......................................1-31

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FRONT SEATS

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WARNING

c 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 acci- dent you could be thrown into it and receive neck or other serious inju- ries. You could also slide under the lap belt and receive serious internal injuries.

c 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 properly. See ‘‘Precautions on Seat Belt Usage’’ later in this chapter.

1-2 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems

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SEAT ADJUSTMENT Manual

WARNING

c Do not adjust the driver’s seat while driving. The seat may move sud- denly and could cause loss of con- trol of the vehicle.

c After adjustment, gently rock in the is securely

to make sure it

seat locked.

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APD0531

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 posi- tion.

Reclining To recline the seatback, pull the lever up and lean back. To bring the seatback for- ward again, pull the lever and move your- body forward. The seatback moves forward.

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Reclining Move the recline switch backward until the desired angle is obtained. To bring the seatback forward again, move the switch forward and move your body forward. The seatback will move forward.

Power (if so equipped)

WARNING

c Do not adjust the driver’s seat while driving in order that full attention may be given to the driving operation.

c 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.

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Operating Tips c The motor has an auto-reset overload protection circuit. If the motor stops dur- ing operation, wait 30 seconds, then re- activate the switch.

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

Forward and backward adjustment Moving the switch forward or backward will slide the seat forward or backward to the desired position.

1-4 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems

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Seat lifter Push the front or rear end of the switch up or down to adjust the angle and height of the seat cushion.

Lumbar support (If so equipped) The lumbar support feature provides lower back support to the driver. Move the lever up or down to adjust the seat lumbar area.

HEAD RESTRAINTS Adjust the head restraints so the top is level with the tops of your ears. To raise the head restraint, pull it up. To lower, push the lock knob and push the head restraint down.

WARNING

Head restraints should be adjusted properly as they may provide significant protection against injury in an accident. Do not remove them. Check the adjust- ment after someone else uses the seat.

Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-5

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REAR SEAT

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Center armrest (if so equipped) Pull the armrest forward until it is horizontal.

Interior trunk access (if so equipped) The trunk can be accessed from the rear seat for loading and unloading, as shown.

WARNING

c Never allow anyone to ride in the luggage area or on the rear seat when it is in the fold-down position. Use of these areas by passengers without proper restraints could re- sult in serious injury in an accident or sudden stop.

c Properly secure all cargo to help prevent it from sliding or shifting. Do not place cargo higher than the seat- backs. In a sudden stop or collision, unsecured cargo could cause per-

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