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Foreword

Welcome to the growing family of new NISSAN owners. This vehicle is delivered to you with confidence. It was produced using the latest techniques and strict quality control. This manual was prepared to help you under- stand the operation and maintenance of your vehicle so that you may enjoy many miles of driving pleasure. Please read through this manual before operating your vehicle. A separate Warranty Information and Mainte- nance 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.

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

regulations.

WHEN READING THE MANUAL This manual includes information for all options available on this model. Therefore, you may find some information that does not apply to your vehicle.

All information, specifications and illustrations in this manual are those in effect at the time of printing. NISSAN reserves the right to change specifications or design at any time without notice.

READ FIRST — THEN DRIVE SAFELY Before driving your vehicle please read your Owner’s Manual carefully. This will ensure familiarity with controls and main- tenance requirements, assisting you in the safe operation of your vehicle.

alcohol or drugs.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMA- TION REMINDERS FOR SAFETY! Follow these important driving rules to help ensure a safe and comfortable trip for you and your passengers! I Never drive under the influence of I Always observe posted speed limits and never drive too fast for condi- tions. I Always use your seat belts and ap- propriate child restraint systems. Preteen children should be seated in the rear seat. I Always provide information about the proper use of vehicle safety fea- tures to all occupants of the vehicle. I Always review this Owner’s Manual

for important safety information.

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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.

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

© 1997 NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.

TOKYO, JAPAN

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

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Welcome To The World Of NISSAN

transportation services to the supply of cants, parts and accessories.

lubri-

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 tech- nician 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 seat 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.

Your new NISSAN is the result of our dedication to produce the finest in safe, reliable and eco- nomical transportation. Your vehicle is the prod- uct of a successful worldwide company that manufactures cars and trucks in over 17 coun- tries and distributes them in 170 nations. NISSAN vehicles are designed and manufac- tured by Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. which was founded in Tokyo, Japan in 1933, and NISSAN affiliates world wide, collectively growing to be- come 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

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the world’s most cars and trucks at one of 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 NISSAN dealers with materials and services ranging from operation of port facilities and

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NISSAN CUSTOMER CARE PROGRAM

NISSAN CARES ...

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

if

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

For U.S. mainland customers

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

For Hawaii customers

(808) 836-0888 (Oahu Number)

For Canada customers

1-800-387-0122


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

number

— Vehicle identification number (on dash-

board)

— Date of purchase — Current odometer reading — Your NISSAN dealer’s name — Your comments or questions OR

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

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


For Hawaii customers

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


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


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

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Table of Contents

Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems

Instruments and controls

Pre-driving checks and adjustments

Heater, air conditioner and audio systems

Starting and driving

In case of emergency

Appearance and care

Do-it-yourself

Maintenance

Technical and consumer information

Index

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systems

Seats ......................................................................... 1-2
Supplemental restraint system.................................. 1-7
Seat belts ................................................................ 1-17
Child restraints ........................................................ 1-25


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SEATS

FRONT MANUAL SEAT ADJUSTMENT

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.

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

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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SPA0099


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FRONT POWER SEAT ADJUSTMENT

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.

If

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

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

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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.

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

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

Adjust the head restraints so the top is level with the tops of your ears.

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

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ment after someone else uses the seat.

it from sliding or shifting. Do not place cargo higher than the seatbacks. In a sudden stop or collision, unsecured cargo could cause personal injury.

Pull the armrest forward until it is horizontal.

ARMREST

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Properly secure all cargo to help prevent

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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.

SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM PRECAUTIONS ON SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM This Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) section contains important information con- cerning the driver and passenger supplemen- tal air bags and supplemental side air bags. Supplemental air bag system: This system can help cushion the impact force to the face and chest of the driver and front passenger in certain frontal collisions. Supplemental side air bag system (if so equipped): This system can help cushion the impact force to the chest area of the driver and front passenger in certain side impact colli- sions. The supplemental side air bag is de- signed to inflate on the side where the vehicle is impacted. These supplemental restraint systems are de- signed to supplement the crash protection provided by the driver and front passenger seat belts and are not a substitute for them. Seat belts should always be correctly worn and the driver and front passenger seated a suitable distance away from the steering wheel, instrument panel and front door finish- ers. (See “Seat belts” later in this section for instructions and precautions on seat belt us- age.)

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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.

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I The seat belts and the supplemental air bags are most effective when you are sitting well back and upright in the seat. Supplemental air bags in- flate with great force. If you are unre- strained, leaning forward, sitting side- ways 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 against it when it inflates. Always sit back against the seatback and use the seat belts.

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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 or extend their hands or face out of the window. Do not attempt to hold them in your lap or arms. Some ex- amples of dangerous riding positions are shown in the previous illustra- tions.

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

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. For additional information, see “Child restraints” later in this section.

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back of the front seat. If the supple- mental side air bag inflates, the occu- pant may be seriously injured. Be especially careful with children, who should always be properly restrained. I Do not use seat covers on the front seatbacks. They may interfere with supplemental side air bag inflation.

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Supplemental side air bag equipped models: I The supplemental side air bag ordi- narily will not inflate in the event of a frontal impact, rear impact or lower severity side collision. Always 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 side air bag are most effective when you are sitting well back and upright in the seat. Supplemental side air bag inflates with great force. Do not allow anyone to place their hand, leg or face near the supplemental side air bag on the side of the seatback of the front seat. Do not allow anyone sit- ting in the front seat to extend their hand out of the window or lean against the door. When sitting in the rear seat, do not hold onto the seat-

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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 dash board. Since the supplemental air bags inflates quickly in order to help protect the front occupants, 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 the collision is over. 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 panel. Also, do not place any objects between any occupant and the steer- ing wheel or instrument panel. Such objects may become dangerous pro- jectiles and cause injury if the supple- mental air bag inflates.

I Right after inflation, several supple-

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the steering wheel;

Supplemental air bag system The driver supplemental air bag is located in the center of the front passenger supplemental air bag is mounted in the dashboard above the glove box. The supplemental air bags are designed to inflate in higher severity frontal collisions, although they may inflate if the forces in another type of collision are similar to those of a higher sever- ity frontal inflate in certain frontal collisions. Vehicle damage (or lack of it) is not always an indication of proper supplemental air bag operation. When the supplemental air bag inflates, a fairly 1-12 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems

impact. They may not

loud noise may be heard, followed by release of smoke. This smoke is not harmful and does not indicate a fire, but care should be taken not to inhale it, as it may cause irritation and choking. Those with a history of a breathing condition should get fresh air promptly.

Supplemental air bags along with the use of seat belts, helps to cushion the impact force on the face and chest of the front occupants. They can help save lives and reduce serious inju- ries. However, an inflating supplemental air bag may cause facial abrasions or other inju- ries. Supplemental air bags do not provide restraint to the lower body.

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mental 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 supplemental air bag system. This is to prevent accidental inflation of the supplemental air bag or dam- age to the supplemental air bag sys- tem.

I Do not make unauthorized changes to your vehicle’s electrical system, suspension system or front end structure. This could affect proper operation of the supplemental air bag system.

I Tampering with the supplemental air bag system may result in serious personal injury. Tampering includes changes to the steering wheel and the instrument panel assembly by placing material over the steering wheel pad, above the dashboard, or by installing additional trim material around the supplemental air bag sys- tem.

I Work around and on the supplemen- tal air bag system should be done by an authorized NISSAN dealer. Instal- lation of electrical equipment should also be done by an authorized NISSAN dealer. The SRS wiring har- nesses* should not be modified or disconnected. Unauthorized electri- cal test equipment and probing de- vices should not be used on the supplemental air bag system.

* The SRS wiring harnesses are cov- ered with yellow insulation either just before the harness connectors or over the complete harness for easy identification.

When selling your vehicle, we request that you inform the buyer about the supplemental air bag system and guide the buyer to the appro- priate sections in this Owner’s Manual. Supplemental side air bag system The supplemental side air bags are located in the outside of the seatback of the front seats. The supplemental side air bag (on the driver or front passenger seat) is designed to inflate in higher severity side collisions, although it may inflate if the forces in another type of collision

are similar to those of a higher severity side impact. It is designed to inflate on the side where the vehicle is impacted. It may not inflate in certain side collisions. Vehicle dam- age (or lack of it) is not always an indication of proper supplemental side air bag operation. When the supplemental side air bag inflates, a fairly loud noise may be heard, followed by release of smoke. This smoke is not harmful and does not indicate a fire, but care should be taken not to inhale it, as it may cause irritation and choking. Those with a history of a breath- ing condition should get fresh air promptly. Supplemental side air bags along with the use of seat belts, help to cushion the impact force on the chest of the front occupants. They can help save lives and reduce serious injuries. However, an inflating supplemental side air bag may cause abrasions or other injuries. The seat belts should be correctly worn and the driver and passenger seated upright as far as practical away from the supplemental side air bag. Since the supplemental side air bag inflates quickly in order to help protect the front occupants, the force of the supplemental side air bag inflating can increase the risk of injury if the occupant is too close to or is against the supplemental side air bag module during infla- tion. The supplemental side air bag will deflate quickly after the collision is over.

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* The SRS wiring harnesses are cov- ered with yellow insulation either just before the harness connectors or over the complete harness for easy identification.

When selling your vehicle, we request that you inform the buyer about the supplemental side air bag system and guide the buyer to the appropriate sections in this Owner’s Manual.

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 near the seatback of the front seats. Also, do not place any objects (an umbrella, bag, etc.) between the front door fin- isher and the front seat. Such objects may become dangerous projectiles and cause injury if the supplemental side air bag inflates.

I Right after inflation, several supple- mental side air bag system compo- nents 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 supplemental side air bag sys- tem. This is to prevent accidental inflation of the supplemental side air bag or damage to the supplemental side air bag system.

I Do not make unauthorized changes to your vehicle’s electrical system, suspension system or side panel. This could affect proper operation of the supplemental side air bag sys- tem.

I Tampering with the supplemental side air bag system may result in serious personal injury. Tampering includes changes to the front seats assembly by placing material near the seatback of the front seat, or by installing additional trim material around the supplemental side air bag system.

I Work around and on the supplemen- tal side air bag system should be done by an authorized NISSAN dealer. Installation of electrical equip- ment should also be done by an au- thorized NISSAN dealer. The SRS wir- ing harnesses* should not be modified or disconnected. Unautho- rized electrical test equipment and probing devices should not be used on the supplemental side air bag sys- tem.

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SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG WARNING LABELS Warning labels about the supplemental air bag system are placed in the vehicle as shown in the illustration.

SPA0104A

SPA0431


SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT The supplemental air bag warning light, dis- playing AIR BAG in the instrument panel, monitors the circuits of the supplemental air bag and supplemental side air bag systems. The circuits monitored by the supplemental air bag warning light are the diagnosis sensor unit, satellite sensors, supplemental air bag modules, supplemental side air bag modules and all related wiring. After turning the ignition key to the ON, the supplemental air bag warning light illuminates. The supplemental air bag warning light will Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-15


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turn off after about 7 seconds if the system is operational. If any of the following conditions occur, the supplemental air bag and supplemental side air bag systems needs servicing: I The supplemental air bag warning light does not come on and remain on for 7
seconds and then go off as described above.

I The supplemental air bag light flashes in- termittently or remains on (after 7 seconds). I The supplemental air bag light does not

come on at all.

Under these conditions, the supplemental air bags or supplemental side air bags may not operate properly. It must be checked and repaired. Take your vehicle to the nearest authorized NISSAN dealer.

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

one-time-only basis. As a reminder, unless it is damaged, the supplemental air bag warning light will remain illuminated after inflation has occurred. Repair and replacement of these supplemental systems should be done only by authorized NISSAN dealers. these To ensure long-term functioning, systems must be inspected 10 years after the date of manufacture noted on the cer- tification label located on the driver side center pillar.

When maintenance work is required on the vehicle, the supplemental air bags, supple- mental side air bags and related parts should be pointed out to the person conducting the maintenance. The ignition key should always be in the LOCK position when working under the hood or inside the vehicle.

authorized NISSAN dealer. The supplemental air bag module or supplemental side air bag module cannot be repaired.

I The supplemental air bag and supple- mental side air bag systems should be an authorized NISSAN dealer if there is any damage to the front end or side portion of the vehicle.

inspected by

I If you need to dispose of

contact

these supplemental systems or scrap the vehicle, authorized NISSAN dealer. Correct disposal procedures are set forth in the appropriate NISSAN Ser- vice Manual. Incorrect disposal pro- cedures could cause personal injury.

an

I Once the supplemental air bag or supplemental side air bag has in- flated, the supplemental air bag mod- ule or supplemental side air bag mod- ule will not function again and must be replaced. The supplemental air bag module or supplemental side air bag module should be replaced by an

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SEAT BELTS

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 a supple- mental air bag. Most states, provinces or territories require that seat belts be worn at all times when a vehicle is being driven.

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SSS0012


I Every person who drives or rides in this vehicle should use a seat belt at all times. Children should be properly restrained and, in a child restraint.

if appropriate,

I The belt should be properly adjusted to a snug fit. Failure to do so may reduce the effectiveness of the entire restraint system and increase the

chance or severity of injury in an accident. Serious injury or death can occur if the seat belt is not worn properly.

I Always route the shoulder belt over your shoulder and across your chest. Never run the belt behind your backs 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 and snug

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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.

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

The proper restraint depends on the child’s size. Generally, infants (up to about 1 year and less than 20 lb (9 kg) should be placed in rear facing child restraints. Front facing child re- straints are available for children who outgrow rear facing child restraints.

Infants and children need special pro- tection. The vehicle’s seat belts may not fit them properly. The shoulder belt may come too close to the face or neck. The lap belt may not fit over their small hip

SSS0016


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as possible around the hips, not the waist. A lap belt worn too high could increase the risk of internal injuries in an accident.

I Be sure the seat belt tongue is se- curely fastened to the proper buckle. I Do not wear the belt inside out or twisted. Doing so may reduce its ef- fectiveness.

I Do not allow more than one person to

use the same belt.

I Never carry more people in the ve-

hicle than there are seat belts.

I If the seat belt warning light glows continuously while the ignition is turned ON with all doors closed and all seat belts fastened, it may indicate a malfunction in the system. Have the system checked by your NISSAN dealer.

I All seat belt assemblies including re- tractors and attaching hardware should be inspected after any colli- sion by your NISSAN dealer. NISSAN

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dards. You should choose a child restraint that fits your vehicle and always follow the manu- facturer’s instructions for installation and use. Larger children Children who are too large for child restraint systems should be seated and restrained by the seat belts which are provided. 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 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.

the shoulder belt

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

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.

bones. In an accident, an improperly fitting seat belt could cause serious or fatal injury. Always use appropriate child restraints.

All US states and provinces of Canada require the use of approved child restraints for infants and small children. (See “Child restraints” later in this section.)

In addition, there are many types of child restraints available for larger children which should be used for maximum protection. NISSAN recommends that all preteens and children be restrained 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.

This is especially important because your vehicle has a supplemental restraint sys- tem (air bag system) for the front passen- ger (see “Supplemental Restraint System” earlier in this section for precautions). Infants and small children NISSAN recommends that infants and small children be placed in child restraints that com- ply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Stan- dards or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Stan-

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THREE-POINT TYPE SEAT BELT WITH RETRACTOR

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

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 inju- ries.

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.

Fastening the seat belts 1. Adjust the seat.

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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.

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The automatic locking mode should be used only for child restraint installation. During normal seat belt use by a passen- ger, the locking mode should not be acti- vated. If it is activated it may cause uncom- fortable seat belt tension.

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3. Position the lap belt portion low and snug

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 three-point seat belts have a cinching mecha- nism for child restraint 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. For additional information, see “Child restraints” later in this section.

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Unfastening the seat belts To unfasten the belt, press the button on the buckle. The seat belt will automatically retract. Checking seat belt operation Your seat belt retractors are designed to lock belt movement using two separate methods: I when the belt is pulled quickly from the

retractor.

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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.

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

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

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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” earlier in this section.) To adjust, squeeze the release but- tons, and then move the shoulder belt anchor 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. Release the adjustment buttons to lock the shoulder belt anchor into position.

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TWO-POINT TYPE SEAT BELT WITHOUT RETRACTOR (CENTER OF REAR SEAT) Selecting correct set of seat belts The center seat belt buckle and tongue are identified by the CENTER mark. The center seat belt tongue can be fastened only into the center seat belt buckle.

Fastening the seat 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.

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3. Position the lap belt low and snug on the

hips as illustrated.

Unfastening the seat belts To unfasten the belt, press the button on the buckle.

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

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

I Persons who can use the standard seat belt should not use an extender. Such unnecessary use could result in serious personal injury in the event of an accident.

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

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

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

CHILD RESTRAINTS

PRECAUTIONS ON CHILD RESTRAINTS

I Infants and small children should al- ways be placed in an appropriate child restraint while riding in the ve- hicle. Failure to use a child restraint can result in serious injury or death. I Infants and small children should never be carried on your lap. It is not possible for even the strongest adult to resist the forces of a severe acci- dent. The child could be crushed be- tween the adult and parts of the ve- hicle. Also, do not put the same seat belt around both your child and your- self.

I Never install a rear facing child re- straint in the front seat. An inflating supplemental air bag could seriously injure or kill your child. A rear facing child restraint must only be used in the rear seat.

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According to accident statistics, chil- dren are safer when properly re- strained in the rear seat than in the front seat.

I An improperly installed child re- straint could lead to serious injury or death in an accident.

In general, child restraints are designed to be installed with a lap belt or the lap portion of a three-point type seat belt. Child restraints for infants and children of various sizes are offered by several manufac- turers. When selecting any child restraint, keep the following points in mind: I choose only a restraint with a label certify- ing that it complies with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213 or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213.

I check that child restraint in your vehicle to be sure it is compatible with the vehicle’s seat and seat belt system. Choose a child restraint that meets the guidelines of the Society of Automotive Engineers recom- mended practice J1819 for child restraint installation.

I if the child restraint is compatible with your vehicle, place your child in the child re-

straint and check the various adjustments to be sure the child restraint is compatible with your child. Always follow all recom- mended procedures.

All US states and provinces of Canada require that infants and small children be restrained in approved child restraints at all times while the vehicle is being oper- ated.

I Improper use of a child restraint can result in increased injuries for both the infant or child and other occu- pants in the vehicle.

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

I If the child restraint is not anchored properly, the risk of a child being

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injured in a collision or a sudden stop greatly increases.

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

I After attaching the child restraint, test it before you place the child in it. Tilt it from side to side. Try to tug it forward and check to see if the belt holds the restraint in place. If the restraint is not secure, tighten the belt as necessary, or put the restraint in another seat and test it again.

I For a front facing child restraint, if the seat position where it is installed has a three-point type lap/shoulder belt, check to make sure the shoulder belt does not go in front of the child’s face or neck. If it does, put the shoulder belt behind the child restraint. If you must install a front facing child re- straint in the front seat, see later in “Child restraints” for installation on front passenger seat.

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secured with a seat belt to prevent it from being thrown around in case of a sudden stop or accident.

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

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2. Route the seat belt tongue through the child restraint and insert it into the buckle until you hear and feel the latch engage. Be sure to follow the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions for belt routing.

INSTALLATION ON REAR SEAT CENTER POSITION Front facing When you install a child restraint in a rear center seat, follow these steps: 1. Position the child restraint on the seat as illustrated. It can be placed in a front facing or rear facing direction, depending on the size of the child. Always follow the restraint manufacturer’s instructions.

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3. Remove all slack in the lap belt for a very tight fit by pulling forcefully on the lap belt adjustment.

4. Before placing the child in the child re- straint, use force to tilt the child restraint from side to side, and tug it forward to make sure that it is securely held in place.

5. If it is not secure, try to tighten the belt again, or put the restraint in another seat. 6. Check to make sure the child restraint is

properly secured prior to each use.

Rear facing When you install a child restraint in a rear center seat, follow these steps: 1. Position the child restraint on the seat as illustrated. The direction of the child re- straint depends on the type of the child restraint and the size of the child. Always follow the restraint manufacturer’s instruc- tions.

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2. Route the seat belt tongue through the child restraint and insert it into the buckle until you hear and feel the latch engage. Be sure to follow the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions for belt routing.

3. Remove all slack in the lap belt for a very tight fit by pulling forcefully on the lap belt adjustment.

4. Before placing the child in the child re- straint, use force to tilt the child restraint from side to side, and tug it forward to make sure that it is securely held in place.

5. If it is not secure, try to tighten the belt again, or put the restraint in another seat. 6. Check to make sure the child restraint is

properly secured prior to each use.

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INSTALLATION ON REAR SEAT OUTBOARD POSITIONS

I The three-point belt on your vehicle is equipped with a locking mode retrac- tor which must be used when install- ing a child restraint.

I Failure to do so will result in the child restraint not being properly secured. It could tip over or otherwise be un- secured and cause injury to the child in a sudden stop or collision.

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Front facing When you install a child restraint in a rear outboard seat, follow these steps: 1. Position the child restraint on the seat. It can be placed in a front facing direction, depending on the size of the child. Always follow the restraint manufacturer’s instruc- tions.

2. Route the seat belt tongue through the child restraint and insert it into the buckle until you hear and feel the latch engage. Be sure to follow the child restraint manu- facturer’s instructions for belt routing.

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3. Pull on the shoulder belt until all of the belt the belt is fully extended. At retractor is in the automatic locking mode (child restraint mode). It reverts back to emergency locking mode when the belt is fully retracted.

this time,

4. Allow the belt to retract. Pull up on the belt

to remove any slack in the belt.

5. Before placing the child in the child re- straint, use force to tilt the child restraint from side to side, and tug it forward to make sure that it is securely held in place.

6. Check that the retractor is in the automatic locking mode by trying to pull more belt out of the retractor. If you cannot pull any more belt webbing out of the retractor, the belt is in the automatic locking mode.

7. Check to make sure that the child restraint is properly secured prior to each use. If the belt is not locked, repeat steps 3 through 6.

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After the child restraint is removed and the seat belt is allowed to wind back into the retractor, the automatic locking mode (child restraint mode) is canceled; the seat belt only locks during a sudden stop or impact.

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Rear facing When you install a child restraint in a rear outboard seat, follow these steps: 1. Position the child restraint on the seat. The direction of the child restraint depends on the type of the child restraint and the size of the child. Always follow the restraint manu- facturer’s instructions.

2. Route the seat belt tongue through the child restraint and insert it into the buckle until you hear and feel the latch engage. Be sure to follow the child restraint manu- facturer’s instructions for belt routing.

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3. Pull on the shoulder belt until all of the belt the belt is fully extended. At retractor is in the automatic locking mode (child restraint mode). It reverts back to emergency locking mode when the belt is fully retracted.

this time,

4. Allow the belt to retract. Pull up on the belt

to remove any slack in the belt.

5. Before placing the child in the child re- straint, use force to tilt the child restraint from side to side, and tug it forward to make sure that it is securely held in place.

6. Check that the retractor is in the automatic locking mode by trying to pull more belt out of the retractor. If you cannot pull any more belt webbing out of the retractor, the belt is in the automatic locking mode.

7. Check to make sure that the child restraint is properly secured prior to each use. If the belt is not locked, repeat steps 3 through 6.

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After the child restraint is removed and the seat belt is allowed to wind back into the retractor, the automatic locking mode (child restraint mode) is canceled; the seat belt only locks during a sudden stop or impact.

Bolt diameter: 8.0 mm Bolt length: more than 1.18 in (30 mm) Thread pitch: 1.25 mm

Secure the top strap to the attaching bolt which provides the straightest installation of the top strap.

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

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TOP STRAP CHILD RESTRAINT If your child restraint has a top strap, it must be secured to the provided anchor point. Anchor bracket hardware must be installed. The top strap anchor bracket is available through your NISSAN dealer.

Part No. 88894-89900


Secure the child restraint with the center lap belt or the lap portion of an outboard three- point belt and latch the top strap hook onto the appropriate anchor bracket. To install the an- chor bracket, a metric bolt of the dimensions listed below must be used.

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There are pre-cut circles at each anchor point location that should break away from the shelf support material when pressure is applied to them. Remove the bolt after you feel the pre-cut circle separate from the shelf support material.

2. Cut a small slit through the parcel shelf fabric at the anchor point location. Reach through the fabric with a tool such as a pair of needle-nose pliers and remove the pre- cut circle in the parcel shelf support mate- rial.

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3. Install the bolt through the top strap hook

and into the anchor point nut.

4. Be sure to follow all of the instructions that accompany the top strap attaching hard- ware.

Your NISSAN dealer can assist you with the installation of your child restraint.

Anchor point locations Anchor points are located under the rear par- cel shelf finisher.

To use attaching hardware for child restraints with top straps, follow these instructions care- fully:

1. Open the trunk and find the anchor point nuts on the under side of the rear parcel shelf. Thread a bolt (8.0 mm diameter, 1.25
mm pitch) up through the nut behind the seating position where the child restraint will be installed and use it to break through the rear parcel shelf support material.

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INSTALLATION ON FRONT PASSENGER SEAT

I Never install a rear facing child re- straint in the front passenger seat. Supplemental air bags inflate with great force. A rear facing child re- straint could be struck by the supple- mental air bag in a crash and could seriously injure or kill your child.

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I Failure to use the retractor’s locking mode may result in the child restraint not being properly secured. The child restraint could tip over or otherwise be unsecured and cause injury to the child in a sudden stop or collision.

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I NISSAN recommends that child re- straints be installed in the rear seat. However, if you must install a front facing child restraint in the front pas- senger seat, move the passenger seat to the rearmost position.

I A child restraint with a top strap should not be used in the front pas- senger seat.

I The three-point belt in your vehicle is equipped with a locking mode retrac- tor which must be used when install- ing a child restraint.

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Front facing If you must install a child restraint in the front seat, follow these steps: 1. Position the child restraint on the front passenger seat. It should be placed in a front facing direction only. Move the seat to the rearmost position. Always follow the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions. Child restraints for infants must be used in the rear facing direction and therefore must not be used in the front seat.

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2. Route the seat belt tongue through the child restraint and insert it into the buckle until you hear and feel the latch engage. Be sure to follow the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions for belt routing.

3. Pull on the shoulder belt until all of the belt the belt is fully extended. At retractor is in the automatic locking mode (child restraint mode). It reverts back to emergency locking mode when the belt is fully retracted.

this time,

4. Allow the belt to retract. Pull up on the belt

to remove any slack in the belt.

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After the child restraint is removed and the seat belt is allowed to wind back into the retractor, the automatic locking mode (child restraint mode) is canceled; the seat belt only locks during a sudden stop or impact.

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5. Before placing the child in the child re- straint, use force to tilt the child restraint from side to side, and tug it forward to make sure that it is securely held in place.

6. Check that the retractor is in the automatic locking mode by trying to pull more belt out of the retractor. If you cannot pull any more belt webbing out of the retractor, the belt is in the automatic locking mode.

7. Check to make sure that the child restraint is properly secured prior to each use. If the lap belt repeat steps 3
through 6.

locked,

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2 Instruments and controls

Instrument panel ....................................................... 2-2
Meters and gauges ................................................... 2-3
Warning/indicator lights and buzzers ........................ 2-7
Security system (if so equipped)............................. 2-11
Windshield wiper and washer switch ...................... 2-13
Rear window and outside mirror (if so equipped) defogger switch ....................................................... 2-14
Headlight and turn signal switch............................. 2-15
Front fog light switch (if so equipped)..................... 2-16
Hazard warning flasher switch................................ 2-17
Horn......................................................................... 2-17
Heated seats (if so equipped)................................. 2-18


Cigarette lighter and ashtray................................... 2-19
Storage.................................................................... 2-19
Windows.................................................................. 2-22
Sunroof (if so equipped) ......................................... 2-24
Clock ....................................................................... 2-25
Interior light ............................................................. 2-25
Personal light .......................................................... 2-26
Vanity mirror light (if so equipped).......................... 2-26
Trunk light ............................................................... 2-27
Integrated HomeLink (if so equipped) ....................................................... 2-27


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INSTRUMENT PANEL

Windshield wiper/washer switch (P.2-13)

Instrument brightness control switch (P.2-15)

Meters/gauges (P.2-3)

Theft warning light (P.2-11) (if so equipped)

Cruise control main switch (P.5-13)

Headlight, fog light (if so equipped) and turn signal switch (P.2-15)

Hazard warning flasher switch (P.2-17)

Ventilator (P.4-2)

Heater/air conditioner control (P.4-3)

Clock (P.2-25)

Radio/cassette player (P.4-13)/CD player (P.4-19)

Rear window and outside mirror (if so equipped) defogger switch (P.2-14)

Passenger supplemental air bag (P.1-7)

Hood release handle (P.3-9)

Outside mirror remote control (P.3-14)

Fuse box cover (P.8-23)

Tilting steering wheel lock lever (P.3-13)

Glove box (P.2-22)

Driver supplemental air bag (P.1-7)

Ignition switch/steering lock (P.5-5)

Cruise control set switch (P.5-12)

Cigarette lighter (accessory) (P.2-19)

Ash tray (P.2-19)

See the page indicated in parentheses for operating details.

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Heated seat switch (P.2-18) (if so equipped)

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METERS AND GAUGES

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Changing the display: Pushing the reset button changes the display as follows: ODO , TRIP A , TRIP B , ODO Resetting the trip odometer: Pushing the reset button for more than 1
second resets the trip odometer to zero.

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SPEEDOMETER AND ODOMETER Speedometer The speedometer indicates vehicle speed in miles per hour. Odometer The odometer records the total distance the vehicle has been driven. Twin trip odometer The twin trip odometer records the distance of individual trips.

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

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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ENGINE COOLANT TEMPERATURE GAUGE The gauge indicates the engine coolant tem- perature. The engine coolant temperature will vary with the outside air temperature and driving condi- tions.

If the gauge indicates engine coolant temperature over the normal range, stop the vehicle as soon as safely possible. If the engine is overheated, continued op- eration of the vehicle may seriously damage the engine. See “If your vehicle overheats” in the “6. In case of emer- gency” section.

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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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The low fuel warning light comes on when the fuel tank is getting low. Refuel as soon as it is convenient, preferably before the gauge reaches E. There will be a small reserve of fuel in the tank when the fuel gauge needle reaches E.

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WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTS AND BUZZERS

Engine oil pressure warning light

Low washer fluid warning light (if so equipped)

Turn signal/hazard indicator light

Charge warning light

Door open warning light

or

or

Brake warning light

High beam indicator light (Blue)

Anti-lock brake warning light (if so equipped)

Cruise indicator light

Seat belt warning light

Low fuel warning light

Malfunction indicator light (MIL)

Supplemental air bag warning light

Overdrive off indicator light

CHECKING BULBS Apply the parking brake and turn the ignition key to ON without starting the engine. The following lights will come on:

or

The following lights come on briefly and then go off:

or

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.

WARNING LIGHTS

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 “8. Do-it-yourself” 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 6 seconds unless the driver’s seat belt is securely fastened.

See “Seat belts” in the “1. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems” section for pre- cautions on seat belt usage.

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Supplemental air bag warning light

After turning the ignition key to the ON posi- tion, the supplemental air bag light will illumi- nate. The supplemental air bag warning light will turn off after about 7 seconds if the system is operational. 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. I The supplemental air bag warning light does not come on and remain on for 7
seconds and then go off as described above.

I The supplemental air bag light flashes in- termittently or remains on (after 7 seconds). I 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 or supplemental side air bag system (if so equipped) will not operate in an accident.

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 “Window washer fluid” in the “8. Do-it-yourself” section.

or

Brake warning light This light functions for both the parking brake and the foot brake systems. Parking brake indicator: When the ignition key is in the ON position, 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

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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” section.

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 and/or low brake fluid level may increase your stopping dis- tance and braking will require greater pedal effort as well as greater pedal travel.

I If the brake fluid level is below the MIN 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

checked

system

by

warning NISSAN dealer.

or

Anti-lock brake warning light (if so equipped)

After turning the ignition key to the ON posi- tion, the light will illuminate. The light will turn off after about 2 seconds if the system is operational.

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.

Low fuel warning light

This light comes on when the fuel in the tank is getting low. Refuel as soon as it is convenient, preferably before the fuel gauge reaches E.

There will be a small reserve of fuel remain- ing in the tank when the fuel gauge needle reaches E. INDICATOR LIGHTS

Overdrive off indicator light

This light comes on during driving when the overdrive switch is pressed to prevent over- drive operation.

The O/D OFF indicator light comes on for 2
seconds each time the ignition key is turned ON. This shows the light is functioning prop- erly.

If the O/D OFF indicator light blinks for approximately 8 seconds after coming on for 2 seconds, have your NISSAN dealer check the transmission and repair it if necessary.

The automatic transmission is equipped with an electronic fail-safe mode. This system al- lows the vehicle to be driven even in the event

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