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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 and Maintenance Log Booklet explains details about the warranties covering your vehicle and vehicle maintenance schedules. 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 I ALWAYS use your seat belts and appropriate child 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

fast for conditions.

restraint systems.


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 govern- mental regulations. In addition, damage or performance prob- lems 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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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THIS MANUAL You will see various symbols in this manual. They are used in the following ways:

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.

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

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




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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 nations. Nissan vehicles are designed and manufactured by Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. which was founded in Tokyo, Japan in 1933, and Nissan affiliates world wide, collectively growing to become the fifth largest automaker in the world. In addition to cars and trucks, Nissan also makes textile machinery, 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

(808)836-0888 (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 and Alaska customers

Nissan Motor Corporation U.S.A. Consumer Affairs Department P.O. Box 191
Gardena, California 90248-0191

For Hawaii customers

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

For Canada customers Nissan Canada Inc. 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 (If so equipped)................................ 1-10
Windshield wiper and washer switch ...................... 1-12
Rear window and outside mirror defogger switch ....................................................... 1-13
Headlight and turn signal switch............................. 1-14
Instrument brightness control.................................. 1-15
Front fog light switch (If so equipped) .................... 1-15
Hazard warning flasher switch................................ 1-16
Heated seats (If so equipped)................................. 1-16

Cigarette lighter and ash trays................................ 1-17
Pocket ..................................................................... 1-18
Cup holder............................................................... 1-19
Power window ......................................................... 1-19
Sunroof (If so equipped) ......................................... 1-21
Clock ....................................................................... 1-22
Interior light ............................................................. 1-22
Front personal light ................................................. 1-23
Vanity mirror light .................................................... 1-23
Trunk light ............................................................... 1-23
Integrated HomeLink transmitter (If so equipped) ....................................................... 1-24

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Windshield wiper/washer switch (P.1-12)

Hazard warning flasher switch (P.1-16)

Instrument brightness control switch (P.1-15)

Ventilator (P.3-2)

Meters/gauges (P.1-3)

Theft warning light (P.1-10)

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

Clock (P.1-22)

Cruise control main switch (P.4-13)

Headlight, fog light and turn signal switch (P.1-14)

Radio/cassette player (P.3-11)/CD player (P.3-26)

Rear window and outside mirror defogger switch (P.1-13)

Passenger supplemental air bag (P.2-17)

Hood release handle (P.2-8)

Outside mirror remote control (P.2-39)

Fuse box cover (P.7-22)

Tilting steering wheel lock lever (P.2-38)

Driver supplemental air bag (P.2-17)

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

Cruise control set switch (P.4-13)

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

Ash tray (P.1-17) Heated seat switch (P.1-16)

Glove box (P.2-8)

See the page indicated in parentheses for operating details.



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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

Supplemental 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. 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 almost immedi- ately. Turn off the engine as soon as it is safe to do so.

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


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belt is loose, broken, missing or if the light remains on, see your NISSAN dealer immedi- ately.

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.

Supplemental air bag warning light

When the ignition key is in the “ON” or “START” position, the supplemental air bag light will illuminate for about 7 seconds and then turn off. This means the system is opera- tional.

If any of the following conditions occur, the supplemental air bag needs servicing and your vehicle must be taken to your nearest autho- rized NISSAN dealer. 1. The supplemental air bag light goes off

within 7 seconds.

2. The supplemental air bag light flashes in- termittently or remains on (after 7 seconds). 3. The supplemental 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 Supplemental Air Bag System, see Section 2.

If the supplemental air bag warning light is on, it could mean that the supplemen- tal air bag will not operate in an



Low washer fluid warning light (If so equipped)

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.

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I Your brake system may not be work- ing properly if the warning light is on. Driving could be dangerous. If you judge it to be safe, drive carefully to the nearest service station for re- pairs. Otherwise, have your vehicle towed.

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

I 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.


Anti-lock brake warning light (If so equipped)

the light

If the light comes on while the engine is 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 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

” position.

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 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. Light reminder buzzer A buzzer will sound when the driver side door is opened if the light switch is turned on


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to come on steady or blink.

indicator light Examples are as follows: I vehicle ran out of fuel, which caused the

engine to misfire.

I fuel

filler cap was left off or improperly installed, allowing fuel to evaporate into the atmosphere.

If you suspect that you experienced one or both of the above conditions, drive the vehicle to an authorized NISSAN dealer and have the vehicle inspected. Avoid any unnecessary di- agnosis during the service by informing the dealer of the conditions listed above that may have occurred.

(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.


Malfunction indicator light (MIL)

If the Malfunction indicator light comes on steady or blinks while the engine is running, it may indicate a potential emission control prob- lem.

The Malfunction indicator light will come on in one of two ways: I Malfunction indicator light on steady — An emission control system malfunction has been detected. Have the vehicle inspected by an authorized NISSAN dealer. You do not need to have your vehicle towed to the dealer.

I Malfunction indicator light blinking — An engine misfire has been detected which may damage the emission control system. To reduce or avoid emission control system damage: * do not drive at speeds above 45 MPH (72


* avoid hard acceleration or deceleration. * avoid steep uphill grades. * if possible, reduce the amount of cargo

being hauled or towed.

The malfunction indicator light may stop blinking and come on steady. Have the vehicle inspected by an autho- rized NISSAN dealer. You do not need to have your vehicle towed to the dealer.

Continued vehicle 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.

Some conditions may cause the malfunction


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THEFT WARNING (If so equipped)

4. 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.


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

2. Remove the key from the ignition switch. 3. Close and lock all doors, hood and trunk lid. The doors can be locked either with or without the key.

I If the key is turned quickly when locking the door, the system may not activate. Furthermore, if the key is turned exces- sively to the unlock position, the system may be deactivated when the key is removed. If the indicator light fails to glow for 30 seconds, unlock the door once and lock it again.

I Even when the driver and/or passengers are in the vehicle, the system will acti- vate with all doors, hood and trunk lid locked and ignition key off. Turn the ignition key to “ACC” to turn the system off.


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scribed above, have it checked by your NISSAN dealer.

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 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.

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-


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In freezing temperatures the washer so- lution may freeze on the windshield and obscure your vision which may lead to an accident. Warm the windshield with the defroster before you wash the windshield.

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


The following could damage the washer system: 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 empty.


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


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


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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 running light system (For Canada) The headlights automatically illuminate at a reduced intensity when the engine is started with the parking brake released. The daytime running lights operate with the headlight switch in the “OFF” position or in the “ ” position. Turn the headlight switch to the “ ” posi- tion for full illumination when driving at night. If the parking brake is applied before the engine is started, the daytime running lights do not illuminate. The daytime running lights illu- minate once the parking brake is released. The daytime running lights will remain on until the ignition switch is turned off.

When the daytime running 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 your- self and others.

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





” 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.

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.


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HEATED SEATS (If so equipped)

on the highway unless unusual cir- cumstances force you to drive so slowly that your vehicle might be- come a hazard to other traffic.

I Turn signals do not work when the

switch is operating.

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


Push the switch on to warn other drivers when you must stop or park under emergency con- ditions. All turn signal lights will flash. Some state laws may prohibit the use of the hazard warning flasher switch while driv- ing.

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


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.


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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

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 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.


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given to the driving operation.

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

The cigarette lighter socket is a power source for the cigarette lighter element only. The use of the cigarette lighter socket as a power source for any other accessory is not recommended.


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


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I 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 pas- senger.

I Use only soft cups in the cup holder. Hard objects can injure you in an accident.



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

I Make sure that all passengers have their hands, etc. inside the vehicle before closing the windows. Use the window lock switch to prevent unex- pected use of the power windows.

I Do not leave children unattended in- side the vehicle. They could unknow- ingly activate switches or controls and become trapped in a window. Unattended children could become


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involved in serious accidents.

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.

Automatic operation 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. A light press on the switch will cause the window to open until the switch is released.


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SUNROOF (If so equipped)

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.

If the sunroof does not close Have your NISSAN dealer check and repair the sunroof.


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.



I In an accident you could be thrown from the vehicle through an open sunroof. Always use seat belts and child restraints properly.

I Do not allow anyone to stand up or extend any portion of their body out of the opening while the vehicle is in motion or while the roof is closing.

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.


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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”.

Leaving the interior light switch in the ON position for extended periods of time will result in a discharged battery.





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



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



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INTEGRATED HomeLink TRANSMITTER (If so equipped) The Integrated HomeLink Transmitter pro- vides a convenient way to consolidate the functions of up to three individual hand-held transmitters into one built-in device. THE INTEGRATED HomeLink TRANSMITTER: I will operate garage doors, gates, home/ office lighting systems and security sys- tems by storing and transmitting the pro- gramming information of your current hand- held transmitters.

I is built-in and powered by your vehicle’s battery and charging system. No separate batteries are necessary.

Do not use this Integrated HomeLink Transmitter with any garage door opener that lacks safety stop and re- verse features as required by federal safety standards (these standards be- came effective for models manufactured after April 1, 1982). A garage door opener which cannot “detect” an object in the path of a closing garage door and then automatically stop and reverse the door, does not meet current federal safety standards. Using a garage door opener without these features increases the risk of serious injury or death.



During the programming procedure your garage door or security gate will open and close (if the transmitter is within range). Make sure that people or objects are clear of the garage door, gate, etc. that you are programming.

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The Integrated HomeLink Transmitter may not work with older garage door openers that do not meet current Fed- eral Consumer Safety Standards.

1. Test the Integrated HomeLink Transmitter by pressing any button. The red indicator light should come on. If you have previously programmed a button proceed to step 3.

2. Clear all channels on the Integrated HomeLink Transmitter by holding down both outside buttons (#1 & #3) until the red light begins to flash rapidly (approximately 20 seconds). Then release both buttons.

3. Select which of

the three Integrated HomeLink Transmitter buttons you want to program.

4. Hold your hand-held transmitter against the bottom surface of the Integrated HomeLink Transmitter so that you can still see the

red indicator light.

5. Press the desired button until the red indi- cator light flashes slowly. Do not release the button. Continue holding and press the hand-held transmitter button through step 6.

6. Hold




the both down light on the Integrated red indicator flashes rapidly HomeLink (This may take 1-90 seconds). Then re- lease both buttons. The rapid flashing means that the transmitter has been suc- cessfully programmed to match your hand- held transmitter. You can now use the Integrated HomeLink Transmitter instead of your hand-held transmitter.

to 1992, D.O.C.

Note to Canadian users: Prior regulations required many hand-held transmitters to stop transmit- ting after one or two seconds, even though you continue to hold down the button. If you think you have one of these hand-held transmitters, you should press and re-press the transmitter button every 2 seconds without ever releasing the integrated HomeLink Transmitter button. The indicator light on the Integrated HomeLink Transmitter should blink rapidly indicating a successful programming procedure. If it re- turns to the slow blink of program mode, continue to periodically reactivate your hand- held transmitter until a successful program- ming procedure is indicated by the rapidly flashing indicator light.

OPERATING THE TRANSMITTER To operate, simply press the appropriate but- ton on the Integrated HomeLink Transmitter. The red indicator light illuminates while the signal is being transmitted. The effective trans- mission range of the Integrated HomeLink Transmitter may differ from your hand-held transmitter. PROGRAMMING PROBLEM DIAGNOSIS Be sure to keep your original hand-held trans- mitter for possible reprogramming if neces- sary. I Make sure batteries in the hand-held trans-

mitter are fully charged.

I Hold your hand-held transmitter against the bottom surface Integrated HomeLink Transmitter so that you can still see the red indicator light.



I Hold buttons for duration of the program-

ming without interruption.

I Rotate your hand-held transmitter end- over-end and program again. For best re- sults, place the end opposite the battery compartment Integrated




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HomeLink ming.

Transmitter when program-


ROLLING CODES (If so equipped) If your hand held transmitter appears to train to the HomeLink Transmitter, but does not open your garage door, and your garage door opener was manufactured after 1995, your garage door opener may have a “Code Pro- tected” or “Rolling Code” feature. This type of system will change the “code” of your garage door opener every time you open or close your garage door. To determine if you have one of these sys- tems, depress the button on the HomeLink Transmitter that you have just programmed. If the LED on the HomeLink Transmitter


flashes rapidly for 1 to 2 seconds, then re- mains on, your garage door opener has a rolling code system.

To operate your “Rolling Code” garage door opener from your HomeLink Transmitter, fol- low these steps:

1. Program your hand held transmitter to the HomeLink Transmitter by following the procedures outlined above (if not yet pro- grammed).

2. Program your garage door opener receiver to recognize your HomeLink Transmitter (The HomeLink Transmitter follows the same procedure to train to the receiver as your hand held transmitter did when it was first installed):

a) Remove the cover panel from your ga- rage door opener receiver. The receiver should be located by the garage door opener motor.

b) Locate the training button on the garage door opener receiver. The exact location and color of the button may vary by garage door opener brand. If you have difficulty locating the training button, ref- erence opener manual. If you have difficulty program- ming your garage door opener equipped




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15. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference and (2) This device must accept any interference that may be received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. The transmitter has been tested and com- plies with FCC and DOC/MDC rules. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for com- pliance could void the user’s authority to operate the device. DOC: ISTC 1763K1313
FCC I.D.: CB2V67690

with a rolling code system to recognize the HomeLink Transmitter with the “Rolling Code” feature, call NISSAN Consumer Affairs Department.

c) Press the training button on the garage door opener receiver for 1 to 2 seconds. d) Return to the HomeLink Transmitter in the vehicle, and depress the pro- grammed HomeLink button for the du- ration of the fast blink on the HomeLink Transmitter (1 to 2 seconds). Release the button, and re-press to confirm that the system has trained.

e) Your garage door opener should now recognize your HomeLink Transmitter. You may use either your HomeLink Transmitter or your original hand held transmitter to open your garage door.

CLEARING THE PROGRAMMING INFORMATION Should you sell your vehicle, be sure to clear the channels of the Integrated HomeLink Transmitter. To clear the channels, simulta- neously hold down the outside two buttons (#1
& #3) until the red indicator light begins to flash rapidly (approximately 20 seconds). This will clear all three buttons. Individual buttons can- not be cleared, but can be reprogrammed at any time by following the programming proce- dures described above. IF YOUR VEHICLE IS EVER STOLEN If your vehicle has been stolen, you should change the codes of any device that was Integrated HomeLink Transmitter as soon as possible. Consult the owners manual of each device, or call the manufacturer or dealer of those de- vices. When your vehicle is recovered, you will need to reprogram the Integrated HomeLink Transmitter with your new transmitter information. FCC Notice: This device complies with FCC rules part





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2 Pre-driving checks and adjustments

Key ............................................................................ 2-2
Door locks ................................................................. 2-2
Multi-remote control system (If so equipped) ........... 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 (Supplemental air bag system) ............................... 2-17
Supplemental air bag warning labels...................... 2-22
Supplemental air bag warning light......................... 2-22
Seat belts ................................................................ 2-24
Child restraints for infants and small children......... 2-31
Tilting steering wheel .............................................. 2-38
Outside mirror remote control ................................. 2-39
Foldable outside mirrors.......................................... 2-39
Inside mirror ............................................................ 2-40

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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.

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


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.

I Before opening any door, always look

for and avoid oncoming traffic.

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


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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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Recommended battery: Sanyo CR2025 or equivalent

that may cause undesired operation of the device.

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-resistant; 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: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules and RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This de- vice may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any inter- including interference ference received, 2-7

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BATTERY REPLACEMENT Replace the battery as follows:

1. Open the lid using a suitable tool.

2. Replace the battery with a new one.



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.



I Make sure the hood is completely closed and latched before driving. Failure to do so could cause the hood to fly open and result in an accident. I If you see steam or smoke coming to

from the engine compartment, avoid injury, do not open the hood.

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 driver’s 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. See “Exhaust Gas” in the “Starting and driving” section.


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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. You could be burned or seri- ously injured if it is misused or mis- handled. Always stop the engine and do not smoke or allow open flames or


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sparks near the vehicle when refuel- ing.

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. Then remove the cap. 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 malfunction indicator light (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 For most effective protection when the vehicle is in motion, the seat should be upright. Always sit well back in the seat and adjust the seat belt properly. See “Precautions on seat belt usage” later in this chapter.

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


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



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


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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 desired angle is obtained. To bring the seat- back forward again, move the switch forward and move your body forward. The seatback will move forward.

POWER SUPPORT SEAT (If so equipped)

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

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


Unattended children could become involved in serious accidents.

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


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


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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.

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

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

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ment after someone else uses the seat.

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 (SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG SYSTEM) This Supplemental Restraint System section contains important information concerning the driver and passenger supplemental air bags. The Supplemental Restraint System Air Bag can help reduce impact force to the driver and to the front passenger in certain frontal colli- sions. The supplemental 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 passenger seated a suitable distance away from the steering wheel and instrument panel. (See “Seat belts” for instructions and precautions on seat belt usage.) After turning the ignition key to the “ON” position, the supplemental air bag warning light illuminates. The supplemental air bag warning light will turn off after about 7
seconds if the system is operational.



I The supplemental air bags ordinarily will not inflate in the event of a side impact, rear impact, roll over, or lower severity frontal collision. Al- ways wear your seat belts to help reduce the risk or severity of injury in various kinds of accidents.

I The seat belts and the supplemental air bags are most effective when you are sitting back and upright in the seat. Supplemental air bags inflate with great If you are unre- strained, leaning 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 supplemental air bag if you are up



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against it when it inflates. Always sit back against the seatback and as far away as practical from the steering wheel or instrument panel. Always use the seat belts.

I Keep hands on the outside of the steering wheel. Placing them inside the steering wheel rim could increase the risk that they are injured when the supplemental air bag inflates.


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I Never let children ride unrestrained. Do not attempt to hold them in your lap or arms. Some examples of dan- gerous riding positions are shown in the previous illustrations.

I Children may be severely injured or killed when the supplemental air bag inflates if they are not properly re- strained.

I Also, never install a rear-facing child restraint in the front seat. An inflating supplemental air bag could seriously injure or kill your child. See “Child restraints for infants and small chil- dren” for details.




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The seat belts should be correctly worn and the driver and passenger seated upright as far as practical away from the steering wheel or dashboard. Since the supplemental air bag inflates quickly in order to help protect the occupant, the force of the supplemental air bag inflating can increase the risk of injury if the occupant is too close to or is against the supplemental air bag module during inflation.

The supplemental air bag will deflate quickly after a collision. After turning the ignition key to the “ON” position, the supplemental air bag warning light illuminates. The supplemental air bag warning light will turn off after about 7
seconds if the system is operational.

I Do not place any objects on the steer- ing wheel pad or on the instrument