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FOREWORD

READ FIRST(cid:151)THEN DRIVE SAFELY

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 (kilome- ters) 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 (cid:147)NISSAN Service and Maintenance Guide(cid:148) 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(cid:146)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.

Before driving your vehicle please read this Own- er(cid:146)s Manual carefully. This will ensure familiarity with controls and maintenance requirements, as- sisting you in the safe operation of your vehicle.

WARNING

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION RE- MINDERS FOR SAFETY! Follow these important driving rules to help ensure a safe and comfortable trip for you and your passengers! c NEVER drive under the influence of al-

cohol or drugs.

c ALWAYS observe posted speed limits and never drive too fast for conditions. c ALWAYS give your full attention to driving and avoid using vehicle features or taking other actions that could distract you.

c ALWAYS use your seat belts and appro- priate 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(cid:146)s Manual

for important safety information.

For descriptions specified for four-wheel drive mark is placed at the begin- models, a ning of the applicable sections/items. As with other vehicles with features for off-road use, failure to operate four-wheel drive models correctly may result in loss of control or an accident. Be sure to read (cid:147)Driving safety precautions(cid:148) in the (cid:147)Start- ing and driving(cid:148) section of this manual.

ON-PAVEMENT AND OFF-ROAD DRIV- ING This vehicle will handle and maneuver differently from an ordinary passenger car because it has a higher center of gravity for off-road use. As with other vehicles with features of this type, fail- ure to operate this vehicle correctly may result in loss of control or an accident. Be sure to read (cid:147)On-pavement and off- road driving precautions(cid:148), and (cid:147)Avoid- ing collision and rollover(cid:148), and (cid:147)Driving safety precautions(cid:148), in the (cid:147)Starting and driving(cid:148) section of this manual.

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MODIFICATION OF YOUR VEHICLE This vehicle should not be modified. Modification its performance, safety or durability, and may governmental regulations. In addition, damage or per- formance problems resulting from modi- fications may not be covered under NISSAN warranties.

violate

even

WHEN READING THE MANUAL

This manual includes information for all options available on this model. Therefore, 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 without notice and with- out obligation. 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

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

APD1005
If you see this symbol, it means (cid:147)Do not do this(cid:148) or (cid:147)Do not let this happen.(cid:148)

If you see a symbol similar to these in an illustra- tion, it means the arrow points to the front of the vehicle.

Arrows in an illustration that are similar to these indicate movement or action.

Arrows in an illustration that are similar to these call attention to an item in the illustration.

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CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65
WARNING

WARNING

Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth de- fects or other reproductive harm. In addi- tion, certain fluids contained in vehicles and certain products of component wear contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

CALIFORNIA PERCHLORATE ADVISORY Some vehicle parts, such as lithium batter- ies, may contain perchlorate material. The following advisory is provided: (cid:147)Perchlorate Material (cid:150) special handling may apply, See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate.(cid:148)

' 2007 NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC. All rights reserved. No part of this Owner(cid:146)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.

BLUETOOTHt is a trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., U.S.A. and licensed to Visteon.

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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 Con- sumer Affairs Department using our toll-free number: For U.S. customers 1-800-NISSAN-1
(1-800-647-7261)

The Consumer Affairs Department will ask for the following information: (cid:150) Your name, address, and telephone number (cid:150) Vehicle identification number (attached to the top of the instrument panel on the driver(cid:146)s side)

Nissan North America, Inc. Consumer Affairs Department P.O. Box 685003
Franklin, TN 37068-5003


You can write to NISSAN with the information at: For U.S. customers

For Canadian customers

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


For Canadian customers

1-800-387-0122


(cid:150) Date of purchase (cid:150) Current odometer reading (cid:150) Your NISSAN dealer(cid:146)s name (cid:150) Your comments or questions OR

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

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Table of Contents

Illustrated table of contents

Safety(cid:151)Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system

Instruments and controls

Pre-driving checks and adjustments

Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone 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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Airbags, seat belts and child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2
Exterior front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-3
Exterior rear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-4
Passenger compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-5


Instrument panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-6
Engine compartment check locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-8
Warning/indicator lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-10


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AIRBAGS, SEAT BELTS AND CHILD RESTRAINTS

1. 2.

3. 4.

5.

2nd row seat belts (P. 1-11) Roof-mounted curtain side-impact and rollover supplemental air bags (if so equipped) (P. 1-51) Front seat belts (P. 1-11) Front-seat Active Head Restraints (P.1-6) Supplemental front-impact air bags (P.1-59) Seats (P. 1-2)

6. 7. Occupant classification sensor

8. 9.

(pressure sensor) (P. 1-59) Seat belts with pretensioners (P. 1-64) Front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags (if so equipped) (P. 1-51)

10. LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for

CHildren) (P. 1-23)

11. Top tether strap anchor (P. 1-24) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details.

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EXTERIOR FRONT

Engine hood (P. 8-6)

1. 2. Windshield wiper and washer switch

(P. 2-23)

3. Windshield (P. 8-22) 4. Windows (P. 2-43) 5.

Door locks, keyfob, keys (P. 3-3, 3-6, 3-2) 6. Mirrors (P. 3-12) 7. 8. 9. 10. Headlight and turn signal switch

Tire pressure (P. 8-33) Flat tire (P. 6-3) Tire chains (P. 8-40)

(P. 2-25); Replacing bulbs (P. 8-28)

11. Fog light switch (if so equipped)

(P. 2-28)

See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details.

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EXTERIOR REAR

1.

2. 3. 4. 5.

Rear sliding window (if so equipped) (P.2-46) Vehicle loading (P. 9-12) Truck box, tailgate (P.3-15) Replacing bulbs (P. 8-28) Fuel-filler cap, fuel recommendation (P. 3-10, P. 9-3)

See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details.

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PASSENGER COMPARTMENT

1. Map lights (P. 2-47) Sun visors (P. 3-11) 2. Inside mirror (P. 3-12) 3. 4. Vents (P. 4-2) 5. Glove box (P. 2-38) 6.

Shift knob (automatic transmission, if so equipped) (P. 5-12)

Front seats (P. 1-2)

7. Cup holders (P. 2-40) 8. 9. Console box (P. 2-38) 10. Rear seats (P. 1-10) 11. Flat tire/Jacking equipment storage

(P. 6-3)

See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details.

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INSTRUMENT PANEL

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1. 2.

3.

4.

Vents (P. 4-2) Headlight/fog light (if so equipped)/turn signal switch (P. 2-25) Steering wheel switch for audio control (if so equipped)/BluetoothT Hands- Free Phone System (if so equipped) (P. 4-26, P. 4-27) Driver supplemental air bag/horn (P. 1-51, P. 2-29)

5. Meters, gauges and warning/indicator

6.

lights (P. 2-3, 2-12) Cruise control main/set switches (if so equipped) (P. 5-19)

7. Windshield wiper/washer switch

8. 9.

(P. 2-23) Storage (P. 2-35) Audio system controls (if so equipped) (P. 4-10)

10. Front passenger supplemental air bag

(P. 1-51)

11. Upper and lower glove box (P. 2-38) 12. Power outlets or Aux jack (if so

equipped) and power outlet (P. 2-34, P. 4-24)

13. Electronic locking rear differential

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(E-Lock) system switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-32)

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Heated seat switches (if so equipped) (P. 2-30) Hill descent control switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-31) Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) OFF switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-31)

14. Shift selector lever (P. 5-12) 15. 4WD shift switch (if so equipped)

(P. 5-21)

16. Climate controls (P. 4-2) 17. Passenger air bag status light (P. 1-60) 18. Hazard warning flasher switch (P. 2-29) 19. 20. Tilt steering wheel control (if so equipped) (P. 3-11)

Ignition switch (P. 5-8)

21. Cargo lamp switch (P. 2-30) 22. Clutch interlock (clutch start) switch

(if so equipped) (P. 2-33)

23. Outside mirror controls (if so equipped)

(P. 3-14)

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ENGINE COMPARTMENT CHECK LOCATIONS

QR25DE engine 1. Windshield washer fluid reservoir

2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

(P. 8-15) Fuse/fusible link box (P. 8-24) Fuse and relay box (P. 8-24) Air cleaner (P. 8-20) Engine oil filler cap (P. 8-9) Engine oil dipstick (P. 8-9) Brake fluid reservoir/Clutch fluid reservoir (M/T model) (P. 8-14) Drive belt location (P.8-18) Radiator cap (P. 8-8)

8. 9. 10. Power steering fluid reservoir (P. 8-13) 11. Battery (P. 8-15) 12. Engine coolant reservoir (P. 8-8) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details.

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VQ40DE engine 1. Windshield washer fluid reservoir

(P. 8-15) Battery (P. 8-15) Fuse and relay box (P. 8-24) Fuse/fusible link box (P. 8-24) Engine oil filler cap (P. 8-9) Engine oil dipstick (P. 8-9) Brake fluid reservoir (P. 8-14) Air cleaner (P. 8-20) Drive belt location (P.8-18)

2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Radiator cap (P. 8-8) 11. Power steering fluid reservoir (P. 8-13) 12. Engine coolant reservoir (P. 8-8) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details.

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WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTS

Warning

light

or

Page

2-13


2-13


2-13


Name

Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) warn- ing light

Automatic transmis- sion oil temperature warning light (if so equipped)

Automatic transmis- sion park warning light ( model)

Brake warning light

2-13


or

Charge warning light (if so equipped)

Door open warning light

2-14


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Warning

light

Name

Engine oil pressure warning light (if so equipped)

4WD warning light

model)

Low fuel warning light

Low tire pressure warning light

Low windshield washer fluid warning light

Seat belt warning light and chime

Supplemental air bag warning light

Page

2-14


2-15


2-15


2-15


2-16


2-16


2-17


Indicator

light

Name

Automatic transmis- sion position indica- tor light

Cruise main switch indicator light (if so equipped)

Cruise set switch indicator light (if so equipped)

Electronic locking rear differential (E- Lock) system on indicator light (if so equipped)

4WD shift indicator light ( model)

Front passenger air bag status light

Page

2-17


2-17


2-17


2-17


2-18


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Indicator

light

Name

Transfer 4LO posi- tion indicator light model)

Turn signal/hazard indicator lights

Vehicle Dynamic Control off indicator light (if so equipped)

Page

2-20


2-20


2-20


Indicator

light

Name

High beam indicator light (Blue)

Hill Descent Control indicator light (if so equipped)

Malfunction indica- tor lamp (MIL)

Overdrive off indica- tor light (automatic transmission only)

Security indicator light (if so equipped)

Slip indicator light for models with ABLS (if so equipped)

Slip indicator light for models with VDC (if so equipped)

Page

2-18


2-31


2-18


2-19


2-19


2-19


2-19


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MEMO

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1 Safety(cid:151)Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system

Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2


Front manual seat adjustment (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Front power seat adjustment (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
Jump seat (King cab) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5
Head restraint adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6
Front-Seat Active Head Restraints. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6
Armrest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7
Flexible seating. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7
Seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11
Precautions on seat belt usage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11
Child safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13
Pregnant women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-15
Injured persons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-15
Three-point type seat belt with retractor . . . . . . . . . . 1-15
Seat belt extenders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-20
Seat belt maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-20
Child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-21
Precautions on child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-21


LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-23
Top tether strap child restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-24
Child restraint installation using LATCH . . . . . . . . . . 1-28
Child restraint installation using the seat belts (cid:150) front passenger and rear bench seat (crew cab models only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-32
Child Restraint Installation Using the Seat Belts (cid:150) Passenger(cid:146)s Side Jump Seat (King cab models only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-38
Booster seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-45
Precautions on booster seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-45
Booster seat installation on front passenger seat and rear seat (Crew cab models only) . . . . . . . 1-48
Booster seat installation on passenger(cid:146)s side jump seat only (King cab models only) . . . . . . . . . . . 1-50
Supplemental restraint system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-51


Precautions on supplemental restraint system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-51
Supplemental air bag warning labels. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-66
Supplemental air bag warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-66


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SEATS

FRONT MANUAL SEAT ADJUSTMENT (if so equipped)

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 accident, you could be thrown into it and receive neck or other serious injuries. You could also slide under the lap belt and receive serious internal injuries.

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c For the most effective protection when the vehicle is in motion, the seat should be upright. Always sit well back in the seat with both feet on the floor and adjust the seat properly. See (cid:147)Precau- tions on Seat Belt Usage(cid:148) later in this section.

c After adjustment, gently rock in the seat

to make sure it is securely locked.

c Do not leave children unattended inside the vehicle. They could unknowingly ac- tivate switches or controls. Unattended children could become involved in seri- ous accidents.

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Forward and backward Pull the lever up and hold it while you slide the seat forward or backward to the desired position. Release the lever to lock the seat in position.

Seat lifter (if so equipped for driver(cid:146)s seat) Turn either dial to adjust the angle and height of the seat cushion to the desired position.

Reclining To recline the seatback, pull the lever up and lean back. To bring the seatback forward, pull the lever up and lean your body forward. Release the lever to lock the seatback in position. The reclining feature allows adjustment of the seatback for occupants of different sizes for added comfort and to help obtain proper seat belt fit. See (cid:147)Precautions on seat belt usage(cid:148) later in this section. Also, the seatback can be reclined to allow occupants to rest when the vehicle is stopped and the transmission is in P (Park).

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The reclining feature allows adjustment of the seatback for occupants of different sizes for added comfort and to help obtain proper seat belt fit (see (cid:147)Precautions on seat belt usage(cid:148) later in this section). Also, the seatback can be re- clined to allow occupants to rest when the ve- hicle is stopped and the transmission is in P (Park).

FRONT POWER SEAT ADJUSTMENT (if so equipped) Operating tips c The power seat motor has an auto-reset overload protection circuit. the motor stops during operation, wait 30 seconds, then reactivate the switch.

If

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

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Forward and backward Moving the switch forward or backward will slide the seat forward or backward to the desired position. Reclining Move the recline switch backward until the de- sired angle is obtained. To bring the seatback forward again, move the switch forward and move your body forward. The seatback will move forward.

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Seat lifter (driver(cid:146)s seat) 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 for driver(cid:146)s seat) The lumbar support feature provides lower back support to the driver. Move the lever forward or backward to adjust the seat lumbar area.

JUMP SEAT (King cab)

WARNING

c Do not use a child restraint in the driv- er(cid:146)s side jump seat. This seating posi- tion is not suitable for child restraint installation. A child restraint can be in- stalled in the passenger(cid:146)s side jump seat when the seat extension is un- folded from the seat base.

c When folding the jump seat, be careful not to squeeze your finger between the seat cushion and the body side.

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HEAD RESTRAINT ADJUSTMENT To raise the head restraint, pull it up s2 . To lower, push and hold the lock knob s1 and push the head restraint down s2 . The head restraints on the rear seats are remov- able.

WARNING

Head restraints should be adjusted prop- erly as they may provide significant pro- tection against injury in an accident. Do not remove them. Check the adjustment after someone else uses the seat.

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Adjust the head restraint so the center is level with the center of your ears.

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FRONT-SEAT ACTIVE HEAD RESTRAINTS

WARNING

c Always adjust the head restraints prop- erly as specified in this section. Failure to do so can reduce the effectiveness of the Active Head Restraint.

c Active Head Restraints are designed to supplement other safety systems. Al- ways wear seat belts. No system can prevent all injuries in any accident.

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c Do not attach anything to the head re- straint stalks. Doing so could impair Active Head Restraint function.

The Active Head Restraint moves forward utiliz- ing the force that the seatback receives from the occupant in a rear-end collision. The movement of the head restraint helps support the occu- pant(cid:146)s head by reducing its backward movement and helping absorb some of the forces that may lead to whiplash type injuries. Active Head Restraints are effective for collisions at low to medium speeds in which it is said that whiplash injury occurs most. Active Head Restraints operate only in certain rear-end collisions. After the collision, the head restraints return to their original positions. Properly adjust the Active Head Restraints as described earlier in this section.

c Do not allow people to ride in any area of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat belts. Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a seat belt properly.

c Do not fold down the rear seats when occupants are in the rear seat area or any luggage is on the rear seats.

c Head restraints should be adjusted properly as they may provide significant protection against injury in an accident. Always replace and adjust them prop- erly if they have been removed for any reason.

c If the head restraints are removed for any reason, they should be securely stored to prevent them from causing injury to passengers or damage to the vehicle in case of sudden braking or an accident.

c When returning the seatbacks to the upright position, be certain they are completely secured in the latched posi- tion. If they are not completely secured, passengers may be injured in an acci- dent or sudden stop.

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WARNING

c Never allow anyone to ride in the cargo area or on the rear seats when they are in the fold-down position. In a collision, people riding in these areas without proper restraints are more likely to be seriously injured or killed.

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c Properly secure all cargo to help pre- vent it from sliding or shifting. Do not place cargo higher than the seatbacks. In a sudden stop or collision, unsecured cargo could cause personal injury.

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Folding the front passenger(cid:146)s seatback (if so equipped) To fold the front passenger(cid:146)s seatback flat for extra storage length when transporting long items: s1 Slide the seat to the rearmost position. Lift up on the recline lever, located on the out- side edge of the seat, and fold the seatback forward as far as it will go. Then lift up on the latch located on the upper corner of the seatback to release the back of the seat.

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s2 Once the seatback is released it will enable you to fold the front passenger seatback flat over the seat cushion.

3. To return the front passenger(cid:146)s seat to a seating position lift up on the seatback and push it up to an upright position. Then pull up on the recline lever and lean the seatback to a proper seating position. Release the lever to lock the seatback in position.

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WARNING

c If you fold the front passenger(cid:146)s seat- back flat forward to carry longer ob- jects, be sure this cargo is properly se- cured and not near an air bag. In a crash, an inflating air bag might force that object toward a person. This could cause severe injury or even death. Se- cure objects away from the area in which an air bag would inflate. See (cid:147)Precautions on supplemental restraint system(cid:148) later in this section.

c Never allow anyone to ride in the cargo area or on the front passenger(cid:146)s seat when it is in the fold-down position. Use of these areas by passengers could re- sult in serious injury in an accident or sudden stop.

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Lift up on the lever, located on the side of the seat, while lifting the front of the seat cushion up.

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WARNING

c When the vehicle is being used to carry cargo, 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 personal injury.

c Do not allow people to ride in any area of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat belts. Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a seat belt properly. Never ride in the rear seat unless the seat bottom cushions are in place and latched.

c When returning the seatbacks to the upright position, be certain they are completely secured in the latched posi- tion. If they are not completely secured, passengers may be injured in an acci- dent or sudden stop.

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s3 Repeat this process to raise and secure the seat cushion on the other side of the vehicle for maximum storage capacity.

To return the rear bench seat to a seating position reverse the process. Make sure to properly push the seat cushion down into place.

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Folding the rear bench seat down The rear bench seatback can be tilted forward to access the child restraint anchor point locations or the jacking equipment. To tilt the seatback forward, pull the strap up s1
and tilt the seatback. The child restraint anchor points s2 can be accessed behind the rear bench seatback. The jacking equipment can be accessed from behind the passenger(cid:146)s side seatback.

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SEAT BELTS

WARNING

Never allow anyone to ride in the cargo area or on the rear seat when it is in the fold-down position. Use of these areas by passengers without proper restraints could result in serious injury in an acci- dent or sudden stop.

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PRECAUTIONS ON SEAT BELT USAGE If you are wearing your seat belt properly ad- justed and you are sitting upright and well back in your seat with both feet on the floor, your chances of being injured or killed in an accident and/or the severity of injury may be greatly reduced. NISSAN strongly encourages you and all of your passengers to buckle up every time you drive, even if your seating position includes a supple- mental air bag. Most U.S. states and Canadian provinces or territories specify that seat belts be worn at all times when a vehicle is being driven.

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WARNING

c Every person who drives or rides in this vehicle should use a seat belt at all times. Children should be properly re- strained in the rear seat and, if appro- priate, in a child restraint.

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c The seat belt should be properly ad- justed to a snug fit. Failure to do so may reduce the effectiveness of the entire restraint system and increase the chance or severity of injury in an acci- dent. Serious injury or death can occur if the seat belt is not worn properly.

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c Be sure the seat belt tongue is securely

fastened to the proper buckle.

c Do not wear the seat belt inside out or twisted. Doing so may reduce its effectiveness.

c Do not allow more than one person to

use the same seat belt.

c Never carry more people in the vehicle

than there are seat belts.

c If the seat belt warning light glows con- tinuously while the ignition is turned ON with all doors closed and all seat belts fastened, it may indicate a mal- function in the system. Have the system checked by a NISSAN dealer.

c Once a seat belt pretensioner has acti- vated, it cannot be reused and must be replaced together with the retractor. See your NISSAN dealer.

c Removal and installation of preten- sioner system components should be done by a NISSAN dealer.

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WARNING

c Always route the shoulder belt over your shoulder and across your chest. Never run the belt behind your back, under your arm or across your neck. The belt should be away from your face and neck, but not falling off your shoulder. c Position the lap belt as low and snug as possible AROUND THE HIPS, NOT THE WAIST. A lap belt worn too high could increase the risk of internal injuries in an accident.

and

attaching

c All seat belt assemblies, including re- tractors hardware, should be inspected after any collision by a NISSAN dealer. NISSAN recom- mends that all seat belt assemblies in use during a collision be replaced un- less the collision was minor and the belts show no damage and continue to operate properly. Seat belt assemblies not in use during a collision should also be inspected and replaced if either damage or improper operation is noted. c All child restraints and attaching hard- ware should be inspected after any col- lision. Always follow the restraint manufacturer(cid:146)s inspection instructions and replacement recommendations. The child restraints should be replaced if they are damaged.

CHILD SAFETY Children need adults to help protect them. They need to be properly restrained.

In addition to the general information in this manual, child safety information is available from many other sources, including doctors, teachers, government traffic safety offices, and community organizations. Every child is different, so be sure to learn the best way to transport your child.

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There are three basic types of child restraint systems: c Rear facing child restraint c Front facing child restraint c Booster seat The proper restraint depends on the child(cid:146)s size. Generally, infants up to about 1 year and less than 20 pounds (9 kg) should be placed in rear facing child restraints. Front facing child re- straints are available for children who outgrow rear facing child restraints and are at least one year old. Booster seats are used to help position a vehicle lap/shoulder belt on a child who can no longer use a front facing child restraint.

WARNING

c Never install a rear facing child restraint in the front passenger(cid:146)s seat. An inflat- ing supplemental air bag could seri- ously injure or kill your child. A rear facing child restraint must only be used in the rear seat.

c Infants and children need special pro- tection. The vehicle(cid:146)s seat belts may not fit them properly. The shoulder belt may come too close to the face or neck. The lap belt may not fit over their small hip bones. In an accident, an improperly fitting seat belt could cause serious or fatal injury. Always use appropriate child restraints.

All U.S. states and Canadian provinces or terri- tories require the use of approved child restraints for infants and small children. See (cid:147)Child Re- straints(cid:148) later in this section.

Also, there are other types of child restraints available for larger children for additional protec- tion. NISSAN recommends that all pre-teens and children be restrained in the rear seat if available (Crew Cab models). According to accident statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seat than in the front seat.

This is especially important because your vehicle has a supplemental restraint sys- tem (Air bag system) for the front passen- ger. See (cid:147)Supplemental restraint system(cid:148) later in this section.

Infants Infants up to at least 1 year old should be placed in a rear facing child restraint. NISSAN recom- mends that infants be placed in child restraints that comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. You should choose a child restraint that fits your vehicle and always follow the manu- facturer(cid:146)s instructions for installation and use. Small Children Children that are over one year old and weigh at least 20 lbs (9 kg) can be placed in a forward facing child restraint. Refer to the manufacturer(cid:146)s instructions for minimum and maximum weight and height recommendations. NISSAN recom- mends that small children be placed in child restraints that comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. You should choose a child restraint that fits your vehicle and always follow the manufacturer(cid:146)s instructions for installation and use. Larger children Children who are too large for child restraints should be seated and restrained by the seat belts which are provided. The seat belt may not fit properly if the child is less than 4 feet 9 inches (142.5 cm) tall and weighs between 40 lbs (18


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kg) and 80 lbs (36 kg). A booster seat should be used to obtain proper seat belt fit. NISSAN recommends that a child be placed in a commercially available booster seat if the shoul- der belt in the child(cid:146)s seating position fits close to the face or neck or if the lap portion of the seat belt goes across the abdomen. The booster seat should raise the child so that the shoulder belt is properly positioned across the top, middle por- tion of the shoulder and the lap belt is low on the hips. A booster seat can only be used in seating positions that have a three-point type seat belt. The booster seat should fit the vehicle seat and have a label certifying that it complies with Fed- eral Motor Vehicle Safety Standards or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. Once the child has grown so the shoulder belt is no longer on or near the face and neck, use the shoulder belt without the booster seat.

WARNING

Never let a child stand or kneel on any seat and do not allow a child in the cargo areas while the vehicle is moving. The child could be seriously injured or killed in an accident or sudden stop.

PREGNANT WOMEN NISSAN recommends that pregnant women use seat belts. The seat belt should be worn snug, and always position the lap belt as low as pos- sible around the hips, not the waist. Place the shoulder belt over your shoulder and across your chest. Never run the lap/shoulder belt over your abdominal area. Contact your doctor for specific recommendations. INJURED PERSONS NISSAN recommends that injured persons use seat belts. Check with your doctor for specific recommendations. THREE-POINT TYPE SEAT BELT WITH RETRACTOR

WARNING

c Every person who drives or rides in this vehicle should use a seat belt at all times.

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 accident, you could be thrown into it and receive neck or other serious injuries. You could also slide under the lap belt and receive serious internal injuries.

c For the most effective protection when the vehicle is in motion, the seat should be upright. Always sit well back in the seat with both feet on the floor and adjust the seat belt properly.

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Manual front seat shown

Fastening the seat belts (Front seats all models and rear seats Crew cab models) s1 Adjust the seat. See (cid:147)Seats(cid:148) earlier in this

section.

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s2 Slowly pull the seat belt out of the retractor and insert the tongue into the buckle until you hear and feel the latch engage.

c The retractor is designed to lock during a sudden stop or on impact. A slow pulling motion permits the seat belt to move, and allows you some freedom of movement in the seat.

c If the seat belt cannot be pulled from its fully retracted position, firmly pull the belt and release it. Then smoothly pull the belt out of the retractor.

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s3 Position the lap belt portion low and snug

on the hips as shown.

s4 Pull the shoulder belt portion toward the retractor to take up extra slack. Be sure the shoulder belt is routed over your shoulder and across your chest.

The front passenger seat and the rear seating positions three-point seat belts have two modes of operation: c Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) c Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR)

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WARNING

When fastening the seat belts, be certain that the seatbacks are completely se- cured in the latched position. If they are not completely secured, passengers may be injured in an accident or sudden stop. Fastening the seat belts (Jump seats King cab models)

The Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) mode allows the seat belt to extend and retract to allow the driver and passengers some freedom of movement in the seat. The ELR locks the seat belt when the vehicle slows down rapidly or during certain impacts.

The Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) mode (child restraint mode) locks the seat belt for child restraint installation.

When the ALR mode is activated, the seat belt cannot be extended again until the seat belt tongue is detached from the buckle and fully retracted. The seat belt returns to the ELR mode after the seat belt fully retracts. See (cid:147)Child re- straints(cid:148) later in this section for more information. The ALR mode should be used only for child restraint installation. During normal seat belt use by a passenger, the ALR mode should not be activated. If it is activated it may cause uncomfortable seat belt ten- sion. It can also change the operation of the front passenger air bag. See (cid:147)Front passenger air bag and status light(cid:148) later in this section.

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1. Open the jump seat. See (cid:147)Seats(cid:148) earlier in

this section.

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movement in the seat. The ELR locks the seat belt when the vehicle slows down rapidly or during certain impacts. The Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) mode (child restraint mode) locks the seat belt for child restraint installation. When the ALR mode is activated, the seat belt cannot be extended again until the seat belt tongue is detached from the buckle and fully retracted. The seat belt returns to the ELR mode after the seat belt fully retracts. See (cid:147)Child re- straints(cid:148) later in this section for more information. The ALR mode should be used only for child restraint installation. During normal seat belt use by a passenger, the ALR mode should not be activated. If it is activated it may cause uncomfortable seat belt ten- sion. It can also change the operation of the front passenger air bag. See (cid:147)Front passenger air bag and status light(cid:148) later in this section.

WARNING

When fastening the seat belts, be certain that the seatbacks are completely se- cured in the latched position. If they are not completely secured, passengers may be injured in an accident or sudden stop.

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s2 Slowly pull the seat belt out of the retractor and insert the tongue into the buckle until you hear and feel the latch engage.

c The retractor is designed to lock during a sudden stop or on impact. A slow pulling motion permits the seat belt to move, and allows you some freedom of movement in the seat.

c If the seat belt cannot be pulled from its fully retracted position, firmly pull the belt and release it. Then smoothly pull the belt out of the retractor.

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s3 Position the lap belt portion low and snug

on the hips as shown.

s4 Pull the shoulder belt portion toward the retractor to take up extra slack. Be sure the shoulder belt is routed over your shoulder and across your chest.

The jump seat positions three-point seat belts have two modes of operation: c Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) c Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) The Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) mode allows the seat belt to extend and retract to allow the driver and passengers some freedom of

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To increase your confidence in the seat belts, check the operation as follows. c Grasp the shoulder belt and pull forward quickly. The retractor should lock and re- strict further belt movement.

If the retractor does not lock during this check or if you have any questions about seat belt opera- tion, see a NISSAN dealer.

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Unfastening the seat belts s1 To unfasten the seat belt, press the button on the buckle. The seat belt automatically re- tracts.

Checking seat belt operation Seat belt retractors are designed to lock seat belt movement by two separate methods: c When the seat belt is pulled quickly from the

retractor.

c When the vehicle slows down rapidly.

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Shoulder belt height adjustment (Front seats) The shoulder belt anchor height should be ad- justed to the position best for you. (See (cid:147)Precau- tions on seat belt usage(cid:148) earlier in this section.) To adjust, pull out the adjustment button s1 and move the shoulder belt anchor to the desired position s2 , so the belt passes over the center of the shoulder. The belt should be away from your face and neck, but not falling off your shoulder. Release the adjustment button to lock the shoul- der belt anchor into position.

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c Periodically check to see that the seat belt and the metal components, such as buckles, tongues, retractors, flexible wires and anchors, work properly. If loose parts, deterioration, cuts or other damage on the webbing is found, the entire seat belt as- sembly should be replaced.

WARNING

WARNING

c After adjustment, release the adjust- ment button and try to move the shoul- der belt anchor up and down to make sure it is securely fixed in position.

c The shoulder belt anchor height should be adjusted to the position best for you. Failure to do so may reduce the effec- tiveness of the entire restraint system and increase the chance or severity of injury in an accident.

SEAT BELT EXTENDERS If, because of body size or driving position, it is not possible to properly fit the lap-shoulder belt and fasten it, an extender is available which is compatible with the installed seat belts. The ex- tender adds approximately 8 in (200 mm) of length and may be used for either the driver or front passenger seating position. See a NISSAN dealer for assistance if an extender is required.

c Only NISSAN seat belt extenders, made by the same company which made the original equipment seat belts, should be used with NISSAN seat belts.

c Adults and children who can use the standard seat belt should not use an extender. Such unnecessary use could result in serious personal injury in the event of an accident.

c Never use seat belt extenders to install child restraints. If the child restraint is not secured properly, the child could be seriously injured in a collision or a sud- den stop.

SEAT BELT MAINTENANCE c To clean the seat belt webbing, apply a mild soap solution or any solution recom- mended for cleaning upholstery or carpet. Then wipe with a cloth and allow the seat belts to dry in the shade. Do not allow the seat belts to retract until they are completely dry.

c If dirt builds up in the shoulder belt guide of the seat belt anchors, the seat belts may retract slowly. Wipe the shoulder belt guide with a clean, dry cloth.

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CHILD RESTRAINTS

c Even with the NISSAN Advanced Air Bag System, never install a rear-facing child restraint in the front seat. An in- flating front air bag could seriously in- jure or kill your child. A rear-facing child restraint must only be used in the rear seat.

c NISSAN recommends that the child re- straint be installed in the rear seat. Ac- cording to accident statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seat than in the front seat. If you must install a front facing child re- straint in the front seat, see (cid:147)Child re- straint installation using the seat belts(cid:148) later in this section.

c Improper use or improper installation of a child restraint can increase the risk or severity of injury for both the child and other occupants of the vehicle and can lead to serious injury or death in an accident.

c Follow all of the child restraint manu- facturer(cid:146)s instructions for installation and use. When purchasing a child re- straint, be sure to select one which will fit your child and vehicle. It may not be possible to properly install some types of child restraints in your vehicle.

PRECAUTIONS ON CHILD RESTRAINTS

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WARNING

c Infants and small children should al- ways be placed in an appropriate child restraint while riding in the vehicle. Failure to use a child restraint can re- sult in serious injury or death.

c Infants and small children should never be carried on your lap. It is not possible for even the strongest adult to resist the forces of a severe accident. The child could be crushed between the adult and parts of the vehicle. Also, do not put the same seat belt around both your child and yourself.

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c If the child restraint is not anchored properly, the risk of a child being in- jured in a collision or a sudden stop greatly increases.

c Child restraint anchor points are de- signed to withstand only those loads imposed by correctly fitted child re- straints. Under no circumstances are they to be used for adult seat belts or harnesses.

c Adjustable seatbacks should be posi- tioned to fit the child restraint, but as upright as possible.

c After attaching the child restraint, test it before you place the child in it. Push it from side to side while holding the seat near the LATCH attachment or by the seat belt path. Try to tug it forward and check to see if the belt holds the re- straint in place. The child restraint should not move more than 1 inch (25
mm). If the restraint is not secure, tighten the belt as necessary, or put the restraint in another seat and test it again. You may need to try a different child restraint. Not all child restraints fit in all types of vehicles.

c When your child restraint is not in use, keep it secured with the LATCH System or a seat belt to prevent it from being thrown around in case of a sudden stop or accident.

CAUTION

Remember that a child restraint left in a closed vehicle can become very hot. Check the seating surface and buckles before placing your child in the child restraint.

This vehicle is equipped with a universal child restraint lower anchor system, referred to as the Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren System or LATCH. Some child restraints include two rigid or webbing-mounted attachments that can be connected to these lower anchors. For details, see the (cid:147)Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren System (LATCH)(cid:148) later in this section.

If you do not have a LATCH compatible child restraint, the vehicle seat belts can be used. See (cid:147)Child restraint installation using the seat belts(cid:148) later in this section. In general, child restraints are also designed to be installed with the lap portion of a lap/shoulder seat belt.

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Several manufacturers offer child restraints for infants and small children of various sizes. When selecting any child restraint, keep the following points in mind: c Choose only a restraint with a label certifying that it complies with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213 or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213.

c Check the child restraint in your vehicle to be sure it is compatible with the vehicle(cid:146)s seat and seat belt system.

c If the child restraint is compatible with your vehicle, place your child in the child restraint and check the various adjustments to be sure the child restraint is compatible with your child. Choose a child restraint that is designed for your child(cid:146)s height and weight. Always follow all recommended procedures. All U.S. states and Canadian provinces or territories require that infants and small children be restrained in an approved child restraint at all times while the vehicle is being operated.

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LATCH system anchor locations

LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) SYSTEM Your vehicle is equipped with special anchor points that are used with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) system compatible child restraints. The LATCH anchor points are provided to install child restraints in the rear outboard seating posi- tions only (Crew cab models only). Do not at- tempt to install a child restraint in the center position using the LATCH anchors.

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LATCH label locations (Crew cab models

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LATCH lower anchor point locations The LATCH system anchors are located at the rear of the seat cushion near the seatback. A label is attached to the seatback to help you locate the LATCH system anchors.

WARNING

c Attach LATCH system compatible child restraints only at the locations shown. If a child restraint is not secured properly, your child could be seriously injured or killed in an accident.

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LATCH lower anchor location

c The LATCH system anchors are de- signed to withstand only those loads imposed by correctly fitted child re- straints. Under no circumstance are they to be used for adult seat belts or harnesses.

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TOP TETHER STRAP CHILD RESTRAINT If the manufacturer of your child restraint requires the use of a top tether strap, it must be secured to the anchor point.

WARNING

c Child restraint anchor points are de- signed to withstand only those loads imposed by correctly fitted child re- straints. Under no circumstances are they to be used for adult seat belts or harnesses.

c Do not allow cargo to contact the top tether strap when it is attached to the top tether anchor. Properly secure the cargo so it does not contact the top tether strap. Cargo that is not properly secured or cargo that contacts the top tether strap may damage it during a collision. Your child could be seriously injured or killed in a collision if the top tether strap is damaged.

LATCH webbing-mounted attachment

LATCH rigid-mounted attachment

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Installing child restraint LATCH anchor attachments LATCH compatible child restraints include two rigid or webbing-mounted attachments that can be connected to two anchors located at certain seating positions in your vehicle. With this sys- tem, you do not have to use a vehicle seat belt to secure the child restraint. Check your child re- straint for a label stating that it is compatible with LATCH. This information may also be in the in- structions provided by the child restraint manu- facturer.

LATCH child restraints generally require the use of a top tether strap. See (cid:147)Top tether strap child restraint(cid:148) later in this section for installation in- structions. When installing a child restraint, carefully read and follow the instructions in this manual and those supplied with the child restraint. See (cid:147)Child restraint installation using LATCH(cid:148) in this section.

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Top Tether Anchor Point Locations Anchor points are located in the following loca- tions: c On the back of the front passenger seat

(King cab only).

c On the floor between the jump seat belt buckles in the center of the vehicle (King cab only).

c Under the rear window behind the rear

bench seat (Crew cab only).

If you have any questions when installing a top tether strap child restraint on the front passenger(cid:146)s seat, rear passenger(cid:146)s side jump seat or rear bench seat, consult your NISSAN dealer for details. Installing top tether strap First, secure the child restraint with the LATCH system (rear bench outboard seating positions on Crew cab only) or the seat belt, as applicable.

4. Tighten the tether strap according to the manufacturer(cid:146)s instructions to remove any slack.

For best child restraint fit, see the child restraint installation instructions in this section and the child restraint manufacturer(cid:146)s instructions.

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1. Top tether strap

2. Top tether strap anchor point

For the front passenger seat in the King cab only, install the top tether strap as follows:

1. Adjust the head restraint to its highest posi-

tion.

2. Route the top tether strap between the head

restraint and the top of the seatback.

3. Secure the tether strap to the tether anchor

point on the seatback.

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1. Pull the cover plate off to access the top tether strap routing bracket for the passen- ger(cid:146)s side jump seat.

2. Route the top tether strap through the rout-

ing bracket.

3. Then pull the top tether strap tight and se- cure it to the top tether anchor bracket lo- cated between the seat belt buckle receiv- ers in the center of the vehicle.

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1. Cover plate 2. Top tether strap routing bracket 3. Top tether strap anchor point The anchor point is located on the floor between the jump seat belt buckles in the center of the vehicle. The routing bracket is located behind the cover plate under the rear window above the right passenger(cid:146)s side jump seat.

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Installing top tether strap

1. Top tether strap

2. Routing bracket

3. Top tether strap anchor point.

WARNING

Do not secure the top tether strap to the routing bracket. If the child restraint is not anchored properly, the risk of a child be- ing injured in a collision or a sudden stop greatly increases.

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Rear bench seat (Crew cab models only) The anchor points are located under the rear window behind the rear bench seat. If you have any questions when installing a top strap child restraint on the rear seat, consult your NISSAN dealer for details.

Anchor point access

1. Pull strap 2. Anchor point location To access the anchor points behind the rear bench seat, tilt the rear seatback forward by lifting up on the pull strap behind the seatback.

Installing top tether strap

1. Top tether strap

2. Hook

3. Anchor point

Install the top tether strap as follows:

1. Raise the head restraint.

2. Position the top tether strap over the top of the seatback and under the head restraint.

3. Secure the tether strap to the tether anchor point on the seat directly behind the child restraint.

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c Inspect the lower anchors by inserting your fingers into the lower anchor area and feeling to make sure there are no obstructions over the LATCH anchors, such as seat belt webbing or seat cush- ion material. The child restraint will not be secured properly if the LATCH an- chors are obstructed.

Front-facing Follow these steps to install a front-facing child restraint using LATCH: 1. Position the child restraint on the seat. Al- ways follow the child restraint manufactur- er(cid:146)s instructions.

4. Tighten the tether strap according to the manufacturer(cid:146)s instructions to remove any slack.

For best child restraint fit, see the child restraint installation instructions in this section and the child restraint manufacturer(cid:146)s instructions. CHILD RESTRAINT INSTALLATION USING LATCH

WARNING

c Attach LATCH compatible child re- straints only at the locations shown. For the LATCH lower anchor locations, see (cid:147)Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHil- dren System (LATCH)(cid:148) in this section. If a child restraint is not secured properly, your child could be seriously injured or killed in an accident.

c The LATCH anchors are designed to withstand only those loads imposed by correctly fitted child restraints. Under no circumstance are they to be used for adult seat belts or harnesses.

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2. Secure the child restraint anchor attach- ments to the LATCH lower anchors. Check to make sure the LATCH attachment is prop- erly attached to the lower anchors.

3. The back of the child restraint should be

secured against the vehicle seat back.

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If necessary, adjust or remove the head restraint to obtain the correct child restraint fit. See (cid:147)Head restraint adjustment(cid:148) in this section. If the head restraint is removed, store it in a secure place. Be sure to install the head restraint when the child restraint is removed. If the seating position does not have an adjustable head restraint and it is interfering with the proper child restraint fit, try another seating position or a different child re- straint.

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4. For child restraints that are equipped with webbing mounted attachments, remove any additional slack from the anchor attach- ments. Press downward and rearward firmly in the center of the child restraint with your knee to compress the vehicle seat cushion and seatback while tightening the webbing of the anchor attachments. If the child restraint is equipped with a top tether strap, route the top tether strap and secure the tether strap to the tether anchor point. See (cid:147)Top tether strap child restraint(cid:148) in this section.

5.

6. Before placing the child in the child restraint, hold the child restraint near the LATCH at- tachment and use force to push the child restraint from side to side, and tug it forward to make sure that it is securely held in place. It should not move more than 1 in (25 mm). If it does move more than 1 in (25 mm), pull again on the anchor attachments to further tighten the child restraint. If you are unable to properly secure the restraint, move the re- straint to another seating position and try again, or try a different child restraint. Not all child restraints fit in all types of vehicles.

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