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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 booklet” explains details about the warranties covering your vehicle. 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.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION REMINDERS FOR SAFETY! Follow these five important driving rules to help ensure a safe and complete 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 conditions.

I ALWAYS use your seat belts and appropriate child restraint


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


NOTES ON THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS OWNER’S MANUAL This owner’s manual contains descriptions and operating instruc- tions for all systems, features and optional equipment that might appear in any model of this vehicle built for any destination in North America, including the continental United States, Canada and Hawaii. Therefore, you may very well 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 performance problems resulting from modification may not be covered under NISSAN warranties. 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.



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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 countries. 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, fork-lift 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

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 operation of port facilities and transportation services, to the supply of lubricants, parts and accessories.

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 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 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 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 can not assist you with or you would like to provide NISSAN directly with comments or questions, please contact our (NISSAN’s) Consumer Affairs Department using our toll-free number:

For U.S. mainland customers

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

For Hawaii customers

531-0231 (Oahu Number)

For Canada customers


The Consumer Affairs Department will ask for the following information: —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


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

Nissan Motor Corporation U.S.A. Consumer Affairs Department P.O. Box 191
Gardena, California 90247

For Hawaii customers

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

For Canada customers Nissan Canada Inc. P.O. Box 1709, Station “B” Mississauga, Ontario L4Y 4H6

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

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Instruments and controls

Pre-driving checks and adjustments

Heater, air conditioner and audio system

Starting and driving

In case of emergency

Appearance and interior care

Do-it-yourself operations

Maintenance schedule

Technical and consumer information


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1 Instruments and controls

Meters and gauges ................................................... 1-3
Warning/indicator light and buzzer............................ 1-6
Theft warning ............................................................ 1-9
Windshield wiper and washer switch ...................... 1-11
Rear window and outside mirror defogger switch ....................................................... 1-12
Headlight and turn signal switch............................. 1-13
Cornering light......................................................... 1-14
Instrument brightness control.................................. 1-14
Front fog light switch............................................... 1-15
Hazard warning flasher switch................................ 1-15
Heated seat............................................................. 1-16
Cigarette lighter and ash trays................................ 1-17
Pocket ..................................................................... 1-17
Cup and card holders ............................................. 1-18
Power window ......................................................... 1-19
Sunroof.................................................................... 1-20
Clock ....................................................................... 1-21
Interior light ............................................................. 1-21
Front personal light ................................................. 1-22
Vanity mirror light .................................................... 1-22
Trunk light ............................................................... 1-23

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Windshield wiper/washer switch (P.1-11)

Instrument brightness control switch (P.1-14)

Meters/gauges (P.1-3)

Theft warning light (P.1-9)

Cruise control main switch (P.4-12)

Headlight and turn signal switch (P.1-13)

Hazard warning flasher switch (P.1-15)

Ventilator (P.3-2)

Heater/air conditioner control (P.3-3)

Clock (P.1-21)

Radio/cassette player (P.3-11)/CD player (P.3-21)

Rear window and outside mirror defogger switch (P.1-12)

Passenger air bag (P.2-17)

Hood release lever (P.2-8)

Outside mirror remote control (P.2-36)

Fuse box cover (P.7-21)

Tilting steering wheel lock lever (P.2-35)

Driver air bag (P.2-17)

Ignition switch/steering lock (P.4-4)

Cruise control set switch (P.4-12)

Cigarette lighter (accessory) (P.1-17)

Glove box (P.2-8)

Ash tray (P.1-17)

See the page indicated in parentheses for operating details.


Heated seat switch (P.1-16)


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SPEEDOMETER The speedometer indicates vehicle speed. ODOMETER The odometer records the total distance the vehicle has been driven. TRIP ODOMETER The trip odometer records the distance of individual trips. Before each trip, set the trip odometer to zero by pushing the RESET but- ton.

TACHOMETER The tachometer indicates engine speed in revolutions per minute (r/min).

ENGINE COOLANT TEMPERATURE GAUGE The gauge indicates the coolant temperature. The coolant temperature will vary with the outside air temperature and driving conditions.

When engine speed approaches the red zone, shift to a higher gear. Operating the engine in the red zone may cause serious engine damage.


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If the gauge indicates over the normal range, stop the vehicle as soon as safely possible. If the engine is overheated, continued operation of the vehicle may seriously damage the engine. See “In case of emergency” section for immedi- ate action required.

The indicator light comes on when the fuel tank is getting low. Refuel as soon as it is convenient, preferably before the gauge reaches “E”. There should be a small re- serve of fuel in the tank when the fuel gauge needle reaches “E”.


FUEL GAUGE The gauge indicates the APPROXIMATE fuel level in the tank. The gauge may move slightly during braking, turning, acceleration, or going up or down hill. The gauge needle is designed to remain in approximately the same position, even when the ignition key is turned “OFF”. Refill the fuel tank before the gauge regis- ters Empty.


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warning light

Seat belt warning light

Engine oil pressure warning light

Turn signal/hazard indicator light

Low washer fluid warning light

CRUISE indicator light

High beam indicator light (blue)


Anti-lock brake warning light

Air bag warning light

Charge warning light

Overdrive off indicator light

Door open warning light

Malfunction indicator light (MIL)

Checking bulbs Apply the parking brake and turn the ignition key to “ON” without starting the engine. The following lights will come on:


The following lights come on briefly and then go off:


If any light fails to come on, it may indicate a burned-out bulb or an open circuit in the elec- trical system. Have the system repaired promptly.

Engine oil pressure warning light

This light warns of low engine oil pressure. If the light flickers or comes on during normal driving, pull off the road in a safe area, stop the engine immediately and call a NISSAN dealer or other authorized repair shop. Running the engine with the oil pressure warning light on could cause serious damage to the engine. The oil pressure warning light is not de- signed to indicate a low oil level. Use the dipstick to check the oil level. See “Engine oil” in the “Do-it-yourself operations” section.


Running the engine with the oil pressure warning light on could cause serious damage to the engine.

Charge warning light

If the light comes on while the engine is running, it may indicate that there is something wrong with the charging system. Turn the engine off and check the alternator belt. If the belt is loose, broken, missing or if the light remains on, see your NISSAN dealer immedi- ately.

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Do not continue driving if the belt is loose, broken or missing.

Door open warning light

This light comes on when any of the doors are not closed securely while the ignition key is “ON”.

Seat belt warning light and buzzer

The light and buzzer remind you to fasten seat belts. The light illuminates whenever the igni- tion key is turned to “ON”, and will remain illuminated until the driver’s seat belt is fas- tened. At the same time, the buzzer will sound for about six seconds unless the driver’s seat belt is securely fastened.

Refer to “Seat belts” in the “Pre-driving checks and adjustments” section for precautions on seat belt usage.

Air bag warning light

When the ignition key is in the “ON” or “START” position, the air bag light will illumi- nate for about 7 seconds and then turn off.

This means the system is operational. If any of the following conditions occur, the air bag needs servicing and your vehicle must be taken to your nearest authorized NISSAN dealer. 1. The air bag light does not come on for 7
seconds and then go off as described above.

2. The air bag light flashes intermittently or

remains on.

3. The air bag light does not come on at all. Unless checked and repaired, the Supplemen- tal Restraint System may not function properly. For additional details on the Air Bag System, see Section 2.

Low washer fluid warning light

This light comes on when the washer tank fluid is at a low level. Add washer fluid as neces- sary. See the “Do-it-yourself operations” sec- tion.


Brake warning light This light functions for both the parking brake and the foot brake systems.


Parking brake indicator

The light comes on when the parking brake is applied.

Low brake fluid warning

The light warns of a low brake fluid level. If the light comes on while the engine is running with the parking brake not applied, stop the vehicle and perform the following:

1. Check the brake fluid level. Add brake fluid as necessary. See “Brake and clutch fluid” in the “Do-it-yourself operations” section.

If the level is below the MINIMUM mark on the brake fluid reservoir, do not drive until the brake system has been checked at a NISSAN dealer.

2. If the brake fluid level is correct:

Have the warning system checked by a NISSAN dealer.

I Even if you judge it to be safe, have your vehicle towed because driving it

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Light reminder buzzer A buzzer will sound when the driver side door is opened if the light switch is turned on (ignition switch is turned off). Turn the light switch off when you leave the vehicle. Brake pad wear warning The disc brake pads have audible wear warn- ings. When a brake pad requires replacement, it will make a high pitched scraping sound when the vehicle is in motion whether or not the brake pedal is depressed. Have the brakes checked as soon as possible if the warning sound is heard.

could be dangerous.

I Pressing the brake pedal with the engine stopped could increase your stopping distance and require greater pedal effort as well as pedal travel.


Anti-lock brake warning light

the light comes on while the engine is If running, it may indicate there is something wrong with the anti-lock portion of the brake system. Have the system checked by your NISSAN dealer. However if the light illumi- nates while starting the engine, it does not indicate a system malfunction. If an abnormality occurs in the system, the anti-lock function will cease but the ordinary brakes will continue to operate normally. If the light comes on while you are driving, contact your NISSAN dealer for repair. Overdrive off indicator light

This light comes on when the overdrive switch is pushed to the “OFF However when the ignition key is in the “ON” or “START” position and the overdrive switch is not in the “OFF ” position, the light will

” position.

illuminate for about 2 seconds and then turn off. This means the system is operational. Turn signal/hazard indicator lights

The light flashes when the turn signal switch lever or hazard switch is turned on.

High beam indicator light (Blue)

This light comes on when the headlight high beam is on and goes out when the low beam is selected.

Cruise indicator light

The light comes on while the vehicle speed is controlled by the cruise control system. If the light flickers while the engine is running, it may indicate there is something wrong with the cruise control system. Have the system checked by your NISSAN dealer. Key reminder buzzer The buzzer will sound if the driver side door is opened while the key is left in the ignition switch (ignition switch is turned off). Remove the key and take it with you when leaving the vehicle.


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Malfunction indicator light (MIL)

If the MIL comes on or blinks while the engine is running, it may indicate a poten- tial emission control problem.

If the fuel filler cap is not tightened prop- erly, the MIL may come on. Check and securely tighten the fuel filler cap, and have your vehicle checked as noted above.


I Continued operation without having the emission control system checked and repaired as necessary could lead to poor driveability, reduced fuel economy, and possible damage to the emission control system which may affect your warranty coverage. I Although the vehicle is still driveable, see your nearest NISSAN dealer as soon as possible. To avoid system damage, do not drive at speeds above 45 MPH (72 km/h). If possible, avoid or deceleration.




The theft warning system provides visual and audio alarm signals if parts of the vehicle are disturbed. How to activate the theft warning system 1. Remove the key from the ignition switch. 2. Close all windows. Close and lock all doors, hood and trunk lid. The doors can be locked either with or without the key.

The system can be activated even if the windows are open.


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3. Confirm that the indicator light comes on. The light will glow for about 30 seconds and then blink. The system is now activated. If, during this 30 second time period, the door is unlocked by the key or multi-remote controller, or the ignition key is turned to “ACC”, the system will not activate.

will activate with all doors, hood, trunk lid and back door locked and ignition key off. Turn the ignition key to “ACC” to turn the system off.

Theft warning system operation The warning system will give the following alarm: I The headlights blink and the horn sounds intermittently. In addition, the starter motor will not operate.

I The alarm automatically turns off after 2 to 3 minutes; however, the alarm will reacti- vate if the vehicle is tampered with again. The alarm can be shut off by unlocking a door or trunk lid with the key.

The alarm is activated by: I Unlocking the door or opening the trunk lid without using the key or multi-remote con- troller. (Even if the door is opened by re- leasing the door inside lock knob or the trunk lid is opened by operating the opener lever/button, the alarm is activated.)

I Opening the hood. I Pushing in or pulling out of the key cylinder

on the door or trunk lid.


I If the key is turned quickly when locking the door, the system may not activate. Furthermore, if the key is turned excessively to the unlock po- sition, the system may be deactivated when the key is removed. If the indi- cator light fails to glow for 30 sec- onds, unlock the door once and lock it again.

I Even when the driver and/or passen- gers are in the vehicle, the system


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How to stop alarm The alarm will stop only by unlocking a door or trunk lid with the key or multi-remote controller. The alarm will not stop if the ignition switch is turned to “ACC”. If the system does not operate as de- scribed above, have it checked by your NISSAN dealer.

The windshield wiper and washer operates when the ignition key is in the “ACC” or “ON” position. Push the lever down to operate the wiper. Intermittent operation can be adjusted from 3
to 21 seconds by turning the knob. (Type B only) Pull toward you to operate the washer. Then the wiper will also operate sev- eral times.

the lever


I Do not operate the washer continu-

ously for more than 30 seconds.

I Do not operate the washer if the res-

ervoir tank is dry.

In freezing temperatures the washer so- lution may freeze on the windshield and obscure your vision. Warm windshield


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with the defroster before you wash the windshield.



To defog the rear window glass and outside mirrors, start the engine and push the switch on. (The indicator light will come on.) Push the switch again to turn the defogger off.

It will automatically turn off in approximately 15

When cleaning the inner side of the window, be careful not to scratch or damage the electrical conductors.


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Lighting Turn the switch to the “

” position:

The front clearance, side marker, tail, license plate and instrument lights will come on.

Turn the switch to the “

” position:

Headlights will come on and all the other lights remain on.

To select the high beam, push the lever for- ward. Pull it back to select the low beam.



Daytime light system (For Canada) Even if the headlight control switch is off, the headlights’ high beams will illuminate after starting the engine. The headlights will be a little dimmer than they are with the headlight switch in the “ If the parking brake is applied before the engine is started, the daytime lights will not be illuminated. The daytime lights will illuminate once the parking brake is released. Thereafter, the daytime lights will not turn off when using the parking brake at stop signals, etc.

” position.

When the daytime light system is active, tail lights on your vehicle will not be on. It is necessary at dusk to turn on your headlights. Failure to do so could cause an accident injuring yourself and others.

Passing signal Pulling the lever toward you will turn on the headlight high beam.

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Turn signal Move the lever up or down to signal the turning direction. When the turn is completed, the turn signals cancel automatically. Lane change signal To indicate a lane change, move the lever up or down to the point where lights begin flash- ing.



The cornering light provides additional illumi- nation toward the turning direction. The light will come on when the turn signal lever is moved to the right or left with the headlights on.

” position.

The instrument brightness control operates when the light switch is in the “ ” or “ Turn the control to adjust the brightness of instrument panel lights (except clock) and power window switch lights. When the control is turned to the right until a click sound is heard, the light intensity will be at maximum. When the control is turned to the left until a click sound is heard, the light will be turned off.


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I Some state laws may prohibit the use of the hazard warning flasher switch while driving.

I Turn signals do not work when the

switch is operating.

The flasher can be actuated with the ignition switch either off or on.



To turn the fog lights on, turn the headlight switch to the “ ” position, then turn the switch to the “ ” position. To turn them off, turn the switch to the “OFF” position. The headlights must be on for the fog lights to operate.

Push the switch on to warn other drivers when you must stop or park under emergency con- ditions. All turn signal lights will flash.

I When stalled or stopped on the road- way under emergency conditions, move the vehicle well off the road.

I Do not use the switch while moving on the highway unless unusual cir- cumstances force you to drive so slowly that your vehicle might be- come a hazard to other traffic.


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on the seat or pierce it with a pin or similar object. This may result in damage to the heater.

I Any liquid spilled on the heated seat should be removed immediately with a dry cloth.

I When cleaning the seat, never use benzine, thinner, or any similar mate- rials.

I If any abnormalities are found or the heated seat does not operate, turn the switch OFF and have the system checked by your NISSAN dealer.



The front seats are warmed by built-in heaters. The switches located on the center console can be operated independently of each other.

1. Start the engine.

The battery could run down if the seat heater is operated while the engine is not running.

2. Selecting heat range.

I For Low heat, press the top of



I For High heat, press the bottom of the


I For No heat, the switch has a center “OFF” position between Low and High.

The indicator light in the switch will illumi- nate when Low or High is selected.

The heater is controlled by a thermostat, automatically turning the heater on and off. The indicator light will remain on as long as the switch is on.

3. When the vehicle’s interior is warmed, or before you leave the vehicle, be sure to turn the switch off.

Do not use the seat heater for extended periods, or when the seat is not occu- pied. I Do not put anything on the seat which insulates heat, such as a blanket, cushion, seat cover, etc. Otherwise, the seat may become overheated.

I Do not place anything hard or heavy


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The cigarette lighter should not be used while driving in order that full attention may be given to the driving operation.


The cigarette lighter element is an accessory. A genuine NISSAN cigarette lighter or equiva- lent can be purchased from your local NISSAN dealer. The cigarette lighter operates when the igni- tion switch is in the “ACC” or “ON” position. Push the lighter in all the way. When the lighter is heated, it will spring out. Return the lighter to its original position after use.


The pocket should not be used while driving in order that full attention may be


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given to the driving operation.


Avoid abrupt starting and braking when the cup holder is being used to prevent spilling the drink. If the liquid is hot, it can scald you or your passenger.

To accommodate different sized cups, remove the finisher.


The cup and card holders should not be used while driving in order that full at- tention may be given to the driving operation.


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The power window only operates when the ignition key is in the “ON” position. To open or close the window, push down or pull up the switch and hold it. The main switch (driver side switches) will open or close all the windows. Locking passenger’s window When the lock button is pushed in, only the driver side window can be opened or closed. Push it in again to cancel.

The passenger side switch will open or close only the corresponding window. To open or close the window, hold the switch down or up.

I Make sure that all passengers have inside the vehicle

their hands, etc. before closing the windows.

I Do not leave children unattended in- side the vehicle. They could unknow- ingly activate switches.

Power window automatic switch To fully open the driver side window, com- pletely push down the switch and release it; it need not be held. The window will automati- cally open all the way. To stop the window, just pull up the switch toward the “CLOSE” side.


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The sunroof will only operate when the ignition key is in the “ON” position. Sliding the sunroof To open the roof, keep pressing the switch to the “

” side.

” side.

To close the roof, keep pressing the switch to the “ Tilting the sunroof To tilt up, first close the sunroof, then keep pushing the “ ” side of the tilt switch. To tilt down the “



” side.



Sun shade Open/close the sun shade by sliding it backward/forward. The shade will open automatically when the sunroof is opened. However, it must be closed manually.

I Be extremely careful not to have any part of your body in the sunroof opening while it is closing.

I Do not stand up or extend any portion of your body out of the opening while driving.

I Remove water drops, snow,

ice or sand from the sunroof before open- ing.

I Do not place any heavy object on the

sunroof or surrounding area.

If the sunroof does not close


Turn the ignition key to the “OFF”


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1. Remove the cover as illustrated. The shaft

end of the sunroof motor will be visible.

2. Using the wrench supplied in the tool bag, turn the shaft clockwise to close the sun- roof. If the sunroof does not tilt down, turn the shaft counterclockwise to tilt the sunroof down.

Have the sunroof system checked and re- paired by your NISSAN dealer.



The digital clock displays time when the igni- tion key is in “ACC” or “ON”. If the power supply is disconnected, the clock will not indicate the correct time. Readjust the time. Adjusting the time Push the H button to adjust the hour. Push the M button to adjust the minute.

The interior light has a three-position switch. When the switch is in the center “q” position, the light will illuminate when a door is opened. Interior light timer The interior light will stay on for about 30
seconds when: I The driver’s door is unlocked while the key

is removed from the ignition switch.

I The key is removed from the ignition switch

while the driver’s door is closed.

I The key is removed from the ignition switch


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and the driver’s door is opened and then closed.

The timer is cancelled, and the interior light will turn off when: I The driver’s door is locked. I The ignition switch is turned “ON”.



The light on the vanity mirror will turn on when the cover on the vanity mirror is opened.



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illuminates when the trunk lid is The light opened. When the trunk lid is closed, the light will go off.


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2 Pre-driving checks and adjustments

Key ............................................................................ 2-2
Door locks ................................................................. 2-2
Multi-remote control system...................................... 2-5
Hood release............................................................. 2-8
Glove box lock .......................................................... 2-8
Trunk lid lock............................................................. 2-9
Fuel filler lid lock ..................................................... 2-10
Seats ....................................................................... 2-12
Supplemental restraint system (Air bag system)...................................................... 2-17
Caution and warning labels..................................... 2-21
Air bag warning light ............................................... 2-21
Seat belts ................................................................ 2-23
Child restraints for infants and small children......... 2-29
Tilting steering wheel .............................................. 2-35
Outside mirror remote control ................................. 2-36
Foldable outside mirrors.......................................... 2-36
Inside mirror ............................................................ 2-36

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A key number is only necessary when you have lost all keys and do not have one to duplicate from. If you still have a key, this key can be duplicated by your NISSAN dealer or a lock smith shop.


The master key can be used for all the locks. Record the key number on the key number plate and keep it in a safe place (such as your wallet), NOT IN THE CAR. A key number plate is supplied with your key. Keep the plate in a safe place. NISSAN does not record key num- bers so it is very important to keep track of your key number plate.


Locking front doors with key To lock the door, turn the key towards the front of the vehicle. To unlock, turn it towards the rear. Locking the front door will simultaneously lock the other doors.


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I Always have the doors locked while driving. Along with the use of seat belts, this provides greater safety in the event of an accident by helping to prevent persons from being thrown from the vehicle. This also helps keep children and others from unintention- ally opening the doors, and will help keep out intruders.

I Before opening any door, always look

for and avoid oncoming traffic.


CHILD SAFETY REAR DOOR LOCK Child safety locking helps prevent doors from being opened accidentally, especially when small children are in the vehicle. When the lever is in the lock position, the rear door can be opened only from the outside.


Locking the doors without key To lock from the outside without a key, move the inside lock knob to the “LOCK” position. Then close the door. When locking the door this way, be certain not to leave the key inside the vehicle. The inside lock knob cannot be set to the “LOCK” position with the front doors open and with the key in the ignition.


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the “LOCK” position will lock all doors.


POWER DOOR LOCK The power door lock system allows you to lock or unlock all doors simultaneously. I Turning the front door key to the front of the

vehicle will lock all doors.

I Turning the front door key one time to the rear of the vehicle will unlock the corre- sponding door. From that position, return- ing the key to Neutral (where the key can only be removed and inserted.) and turning it to the rear again within 5 seconds will unlock all doors.

I Pushing the front door inside lock knob to

I Operating the lock-unlock switch will lock or

unlock all doors.


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It is possible to lock/unlock all doors, to open the driver’s and front passenger’s windows, to release the trunk lid and to turn on or off the interior light by using the remote controller from outside the car. Be sure to remove the key from the vehicle before locking the doors and leaving it. The remote controller can operate at a dis- tance of approximately 49 ft (15 m) from the vehicle. (The effective distance depends upon the conditions around the vehicle.) As many as four remote controllers can be used with one vehicle. For information con- cerning the purchase and use of additional remote controllers, contact your NISSAN dealer.

Listed below are conditions or occur- rences which will damage the remote controller. I Do not allow the remote controller to

become wet.

I Do not drop the remote controller. I Do not strike the remote controller

sharply against another object.


I Do not place the remote controller for


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an extended period in an area where temperatures exceed 140°F (60°C).

DOOR LOCK OPERATION 1. Remove the ignition key.

2. Close all doors.

3. Push the lock button on the remote control-


4. The hazard indicator flashes twice. 5. All doors will lock. Although door locking with the remote control- ler can be confirmed by looking at the hazard indicator, always check to be sure that the doors are properly locked before leaving your vehicle. DOOR UNLOCK OPERATION 1. Push the unlock button on the remote con-


2. Only the driver side door will unlock. Push the unlock button on the remote controller again within 5 seconds. All doors will unlock.

3. The interior light will stay on for 30 seconds when the interior light switch is in the center “q” position.

The interior light can be turned off without waiting for 30 seconds by inserting the key into the ignition and turning it “ON” or by locking the doors with the remote controller or by pushing the interior light button. OPENING THE DRIVER’S AND FRONT PASSENGER’S WINDOW 1. Push the unlock button on the remote con- troller for longer than 1.5 seconds after the driver’s door is unlocked.

2. The driver’s and front passenger’s window

will open. The driver’s and front passenger’s window will also open after all doors are unlocked with the remote controller. The driver’s and front passenger’s win- dow cannot be closed by using the re- mote controller.

TRUNK LID OPENER OPERATION 1. Push the trunk lid release button on the remote controller for longer than 0.5 sec- ond.

2. The trunk lid will open. The trunk lid will not open when the trunk lid cancel lever is in the “CANCEL” position. It can be opened only with the key.


PANIC ALARM OPERATION If you are near your vehicle and feel threat- ened, you may activate the alarm to call atten- tion as follows: 1. Push the panic alarm button on the remote

controller for longer than 1.5 seconds.

2. The theft warning alarm and headlight will

stay on for 30 seconds.

3. The alarm will stop when any of the key functions on the remote controller are used.

The remote controller will not function. I When the key is inserted into the key


I When the battery in the remote control-

ler is dead.

I The distance between the remote con- troller and vehicle is more than approx. 49 ft (15 m).

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modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the device.

Recommended battery: Sanyo CR2025 or equivalent

3. Close the lid securely.

4. Push the remote controller button two or

three times to check its operation.

If the battery is removed for any reason other than replacement, perform step 4
above. I An improperly disposed battery can harm the environment. Always confirm local regulations for battery disposal.

I The remote controller is water-proof; however, if it does get wet, immediately wipe completely dry.

I When changing batteries, do not let dust

or oil get on the controller.

FCC Notice: This device complies with FCC rules part 15. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference and (2) this de- vice must accept any interference that may be received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. This device has been tested and complies with FCC and DOC/MDC rules. Changes or



BATTERY REPLACEMENT Replace the battery as follows:

1. Open the lid using a suitable tool.

2. Replace the battery with a new one.

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1. Pull the hood lock release handle q1

lo- cated below the instrument panel; the hood will then spring up slightly.

2. Pull the lever q2 at the front of the hood with

your fingertips and raise the hood.

3. When closing the hood, slowly close the

hood and make sure it locks into place.



When locking or unlocking the glove box, use the master key. The glove box may be opened by pulling the handle.

Keep glove box lid closed while driving to help prevent injury in an accident or a sudden stop.


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push the trunk lid down securely. Type B The trunk lid release button is located under the drivers arm rest. To open the trunk lid, push the release button. To close, push the trunk lid down securely.


Trunk lid release operation Type A

The trunk lid release lever is located on the outside of the driver’s seat. To open the trunk lid, pull up the trunk lid release lever. To close,


Key operation To open the trunk lid, turn the key clockwise. To close, lower and push the trunk lid down securely.

Do not drive with the trunk lid open. This could allow dangerous exhaust gases to be drawn into the vehicle.


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OPENER CANCEL LEVER FOR TRUNK LID When the lever is in the “CANCEL” position, the trunk lid cannot be opened with the trunk lid release lever or handle. It can be opened only with the key.

Opener lever Type A To open the fuel filler lid, pull the opener lever. To lock, close the fuel filler lid securely. Type B To open the fuel filler lid, push the opener lever down. To lock, close the fuel filler lid securely.

FUEL FILLER CAP The fuel filler cap is a screw-on ratcheting type. Tighten the cap clockwise until ratcheting clicks are heard.

I Gasoline is extremely flammable and highly explosive under certain condi- tions. Always stop engine and do not smoke or allow open flames or sparks near the vehicle when refuel- ing.


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I Fuel may be under pressure. Turn the cap one-half turn and wait for any “hissing” sound to stop, to prevent fuel from spraying out and possible personal injury.

I Use only a genuine NISSAN fuel filler cap as a replacement. It has a built-in safety valve needed for proper opera- tion of the fuel system and emission control system. An incorrect cap can result in a serious malfunction and possible injury.

If fuel is spilled on the vehicle body, flush it away with water to avoid paint damage.

If the fuel filler cap is not tightened prop- erly, the MIL may come on.

Put the fuel filler cap on the cap holder while refueling.



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I Do not adjust the driver’s seat while driving. 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.

I The seatback should not be reclined

the lever up and lean back until

Reclining Pull the desired angle is obtained. To bring the seat back forward again, pull the lever and move your body forward. The seat back will move forward.


any more than needed for comfort. Seat belts are most effective when the passenger sits well back and straight up in the seat. If the seat is reclined, the risk of sliding under the lap belt and being injured is increased.

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.


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Seat lifter (Driver’s seat) Turn either dial to adjust the angle and height of the seat cushion to the desired position.


I Do not adjust the driver’s seat while


I The seatback should not be reclined any more than needed for comfort. Seat belts are most effective when the passenger sits well back and straight up in the seat. If the seat is reclined, the risk of sliding under the


lap belt and being injured is in- creased.

I Do not leave children unattended in- side the vehicle. They may inadvert- ently activate switches.

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


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

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



Seat lifter (Driver’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 (Driver’s seat) Turn the lever forward or backward to adjust the seat lumbar area.


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lower, push the lock knob and push the head restraint down.



Head restraints should be adjusted properly as they may provide significant protection against whiplash injury. Do not remove them. Check the adjustment after someone else uses the seat.

Adjust the top of the head restraints level with the top of your ears.

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are able to gain access to the trunk room.


REAR SEAT Center armrest and tray Pull the armrest forward and lay it horizontal. Then release the lever (inset) and pull the tray forward (If so equipped). In this condition you


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SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (AIR BAG SYSTEM) This Supplemental Restraint System section contains important information concerning the driver and passenger air bags. The Supple- mental Restraint System Air Bag can help reduce impact force to the driver and to the front passenger in certain frontal collisions. The air bags are designed to supplement the crash protection provided by the driver and passenger seat belts and are not a substitute for them. The seat belts should always be correctly worn and the driver and front passen- ger seated a suitable distance from the steer- ing wheel and instrument panel. (See “Seat belts” for instructions and precautions on seat belt usage.) The air bags will operate only when the ignition switch is in the “ON” or “START” position.

The air bags ordinarily will not inflate in the event of a side impact, rear impact, roll over, or lower severity frontal colli- sion; so always wear your seat belts to help reduce the risk or severity of injury in various kinds of accidents.



The seat belts and the air bags are most effective when you are sitting back and upright in the seat. Air bags inflate with great force. If you are unrestrained, lean- ing forward, sitting sideways or out of position in any way, you are at greater risk of injury or death in a crash and may also receive serious or fatal injuries from the air bag if you are up against it when it inflates. Always sit back against the seatback and use the seat belts.


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Never let children ride unrestrained as shown in the previous illustrations.

Children may be severely injured or killed when the air bag inflates if they are not properly restrained.

Also, never install a rear-facing child restraint in the front seat. See “Child restraints for infants and small children” for details.


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as practical away from the steering wheel or dashboard. Since the air bag inflates quickly in order to help protect the occupant, the force of the air bag inflating can increase the risk of injury if is too close to or is against the air bag module during inflation.

the occupant

The air bag will deflate quickly after a collision. The air bags will operate only when the ignition switch is in the “ON” or “START” position.


Air bag system The driver air bag is located in the center of the steering wheel; the front passenger air bag is mounted in the dashboard above the glove box. The air bag system is designed to inflate in higher severity frontal collisions, although it may inflate if the forces in another type of collision are similar to those of a higher sever- ity frontal impact. It may not inflate in certain frontal collisions. Vehicle damage (or lack of it) is not always an indication of proper air bag operation. When the air bag inflates, a fairly loud noise may be heard, followed by release of smoke.

This smoke is not harmful and does not indi- cate a fire, but care should be taken not to intentionally inhale it, as it may cause irritation and choking. Those with a history of breathing trouble should get fresh air promptly.

Air bags, along with the use of seat belts, help to cushion the impact force on the face and chest of the occupant. They can help save lives and reduce serious injuries. However, an inflating air bag may cause facial abrasions or other injuries. Air bags do not provide restraint to the lower body. The seat belts should be correctly worn and the driver and passenger seated upright as far


I Right after inflation, several air bag system components will be hot. Do not touch them; you may severely burn yourself.

I No unauthorized changes should be made to any components or wiring of the air bag system. This is to prevent accidental inflation of the air bag or damage to the air bag system.

I Tampering with the air bag system may result in serious personal injury. Tampering includes changes to the steering wheel and the instrument panel assembly by placing material

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over the steering wheel pad and above the dashboard, or by installing additional trim material around the air bag system.

I Do not attach any objects to the steering wheel pad and to the instru- ment panel. Also, do not place any objects between any occupant and the steering wheel or instrument panel. Such objects may become dangerous projectiles and cause in- jury if the air bag inflates.

I Work around and on the air bag sys- tem should be done by an authorized NISSAN dealer. Installation of electri- cal equipment should also be done by an authorized NISSAN dealer. The SRS wiring harnesses* should not be modified or disconnected. Unautho- rized electrical test equipment and probing devices should not be used on the air bag system.

* SRS wiring harnesses are covered with yellow insulation either just be- fore the harness connectors or for the complete harness, for easy


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Caution and warning labels about the air bag system are placed in the vehicle.



The air bag light, displaying “AIR BAG” in the instrument panel, monitors the circuits of the air bag. The circuits monitored by the air bag light are the diagnosis sensor unit, air bag modules and all related wiring. When the ignition key is in the “ON” or “START” position, the air bag light will illumi- nate for about 7 seconds and then turn off. This means the system is operational.


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If any of the following conditions occurs, the air bag needs servicing and should be taken to your nearest authorized NISSAN dealer: 1. The air bag light goes off within 7 seconds. 2. The air bag light flashes intermittently or

remains on (after 7 seconds).

3. The air bag light does not come on at all. Under these conditions, the Supplemental Re- straint System Air Bag will not operate prop- erly. It must be checked and repaired. Take your vehicle to the nearest authorized NISSAN dealer. Repair and replacement procedure The air bag system is designed to inflate on a one-time-only basis. As a reminder, unless it is damaged, the air bag light will remain illumi- nated after inflation has occurred. Repair and replacement of the air bag system should be done only by authorized NISSAN dealers. To ensure long-term functioning, the system must be inspected 10 years after the date of manufacture noted on the certification la- bel located on the driver side center pillar. When maintenance work is required on the vehicle, the air bag system and related parts should be pointed out to the person conducting the maintenance. The ignition key should al-

ways be in the “LOCK” position when working under the hood or inside the vehicle.

appropriate NISSAN Service Incorrect disposal proce-

the Manual. dures could cause personal injury.

I Once the air bag has inflated, the air bag module will not function again and must be replaced. The air bag module cannot be repaired.

I After an air bag inflates, the front instrument panel assembly should be replaced by your NISSAN dealer.

I The air bag system should be in- spected by an authorized NISSAN dealer if there is any damage to the front end portion of the vehicle or replaced if the air bag has inflated.

I When selling your vehicle, we re- quest that you inform the buyer about the air bag system and guide the buyer to the appropriate sections in this Owner’s Manual.

I If you need to dispose of an air bag or scrap the vehicle, contact an autho- rized NISSAN dealer. Correct air bag disposal procedures are set forth in


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PRECAUTIONS ON SEAT BELT USAGE Your chances of being injured or killed in an accident and/or the severity of injury may be greatly reduced if you are wearing your seat belt and it is properly adjusted. NISSAN strongly encourages you and all of your pas- sengers to buckle up every time you drive, even if your seating position includes an air bag. Some states, provinces or territories re- quire that seat belts be worn at all times when a vehicle is being driven.

I Every person who drives or rides in this vehicle should use a seat belt at all times. Children should be in ap- propriate child restraints.

I The belt should be adjusted properly and to a snug fit. Failure to do so will reduce the effectiveness of the entire restraint system and increase the chance or severity of injury in an accident.

I Do not wear the belt inside out or

twisted. Be sure the seat belt tongue is securely fastened to the proper buckle.

I Do not allow more than one person to

use the same belt.

I All seat belt assemblies including re- tractors and attaching hardware should be inspected by your NISSAN dealer after any collision. NISSAN recommends that all seat belt assem- blies in use during a collision be replaced unless the collision was mi- nor and the belts show no damage and continue to operate properly. Seat belt assemblies not in use dur- ing a collision should also be in- spected and replaced if either dam- age or improper operation is noted. I Never carry more people in the ve-

hicle than there are seat belts.

If the seat belt warning lamp 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 your NISSAN dealer.


Be sure to observe the following cau- tions when using seat belts. Failure to do so could increase the chance and/or severity of injury in an accident. I Always route the shoulder belt over your shoulder and across your chest. Never run the belt under your arm or across your neck. The belt should be away from your face and neck, but not falling off your shoulder.

I Position the lap belt as low as pos- sible AROUND THE HIPS, NOT THE WAIST.

I Serious injury or death can occur if

the seat belt is not worn properly.

CHILD SAFETY Children need adults to help protect them.

All U.S. states and provinces of Canada re- quire the use of approved child restraints for infants and small children. (See “Child re- straints for infants and small children” later in this section.) In addition, there are many types of child restraints available for larger children which should be used for maximum protection.

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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. 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. Pregnant women NISSAN recommends that pregnant women use seat belts. Contact your doctor for specific recommendations. The lap belt should be worn snug and positioned as low as possible around the hips, not the waist. Injured persons NISSAN recommends that injured persons use seat belts, depending on the injury. Check with your doctor for specific recommendations.

Infant or small child NISSAN recommends that infants or small children be placed in child restraint systems that comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. You should choose a child restraint system that fits your vehicle and always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for installation and use. Children Children who are too large for child restraint systems should be seated and restrained by the seat belts which are provided. NISSAN recommends that children sit in the rear seat if possible. According to accident statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seat than in the front seat. If the child’s seating position has a shoulder belt that fits close to the face or neck, the use of a booster seat (commercially available) may help overcome this. The booster seat should raise the child so that is properly positioned across the top, middle portion of the shoulder and the lap belt is low on the hips. The booster seat should fit the vehicle seat and have a label certifying that it complies with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety

the shoulder belt


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

Fastening the belts 1. Adjust the seat.

The seatback should not be reclined any more than needed for comfort when the vehicle is moving. Seat belts are most effective when the passenger sits well back and straight up in the seat. If the seat is reclined, the risk of sliding under the lap belt and being injured is increased.

2. Slowly pull the seat belt out of the retractor and insert the tongue into the buckle until it snaps.

The retractor is designed to lock during a sudden stop or on impact. A slow pulling motion will permit the belt to move, and allow you some freedom of movement in the seat. 3. Position the lap belt portion low on the

hips as shown.

4. Pull the shoulder belt portion toward the

retractor to take up extra slack.

The front passenger side seat belt and rear


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Checking seat belt operation (3-point type with retractor) Your seat belt retractors are designed to lock belt movement using two separate methods: 1) When the belt is pulled quickly from the


2) When the vehicle slows down rapidly. You can check their operation as follows: I Grasp the shoulder belt and pull quickly forward. 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 belt opera- tion, see your NISSAN dealer.

3-point seat belts have a cinching mechanism for child seat installation. It is referred to as the automatic locking mode. When the cinching mechanism is activated the seat belt cannot be withdrawn again until the seat belt tongue is detached from the buckle and fully retracted. Refer to “Child restraints for infants and small children” later in this section for more information.

I The automatic locking mode should be used only for child seat installa- tion. During normal seat belt use by a passenger, the locking mode should not be activated. If it is activated it may cause uncomfortable seat belt tension.

Unfastening the belts To unfasten the belt, press the button on the buckle. The seat belt will automatically retract.


Shoulder belt height adjustment (For front seats) The shoulder belt anchor height should be adjusted to the position best for you. (See “Precautions on seat belt usage”.) To adjust, push the release button, and then move it to the desired position, so that the belt passes over the center of the shoulder. The belt should be away from your face and neck, but not falling off of your shoulder.


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After adjustment, release the button and move it up and down to make sure the shoulder belt anchor is securely fixed in position.



2-POINT TYPE WITHOUT RETRACTOR (center position of rear seat) Fastening the belts 1. Insert the tongue into the buckle marked

CENTER until it snaps.

2. To lengthen, hold the tongue at a right angle to the belt and pull on the belt. To shorten, pull the end of the belt attached to the belt clip away from the tongue, and then pull the belt clip to take up the slack.