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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 Service and Maintenance Guide and Warranty Information Booklet explains details about the warranties covering your vehicle and vehicle maintenance sched- ules. Additionally, a separate Customer Care/Lemon Law Booklet (U.S. only) will explain how to resolve any concerns you may have with your vehicle, as well as clarify your rights under your state’s lemon law. 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. 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

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.

safe operation of your vehicle.

WARNING

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 al-

cohol or drugs.

I Always observe posted speed limits and never drive too fast for condi- tions.

I Always use your seat belts and appro- priate child restraint systems. Preteen children should be seated in the rear seat.

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 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:

WARNING

This is used to indicate the presence of a hazard that could cause death or serious personal injury. To avoid or reduce the risk, the procedures must be followed precisely.

CAUTION

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

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

CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65
WARNING

WARNING

Engine Exhaust, some of its constitu- ents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

© 2001 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

portation services to the supply of parts and accessories.

lubricants,

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 forklift trucks, marine engines, boats and other diversified products. NISSAN has made a substantial and growing investment in North America. NISSAN’S commit- ment is nearly $4 billion dollars in capital invest- ments in facilities across the continent. Some of

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the facilities include the Nissan Manufacturing facility in Smyrna, Tennessee, vehicle styling design at Nissan Design International in San Diego, California, and engineering at Nissan Technical Center North America in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Additionally, NISSAN employs nearly 18,000 people throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. An additional 71,000 people work for the 1,500 NISSAN and INFINITI dealers across North America. NISSAN is also a substantial contributor to the Canadian economy. Nissan Canada Inc., its sup- pliers and over 140 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 trans-

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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 Canadian 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 North America, Inc. 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

Maintenance and do-it-yourself

Technical and consumer information

Index

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systems

Seats ......................................................................... 1-2
Front manual seat adjustment ............................. 1-2
Front power seat adjustment ............................... 1-3
Folding rear seat ................................................. 1-5
Head restraint adjustment .................................... 1-6
Active head restraint (front seats)........................ 1-7
Armrest ................................................................. 1-8
Supplemental restraint system.................................. 1-8
Precautions on supplemental restraint system .... 1-8
Supplemental air bag warning labels ................. 1-18
Supplemental air bag warning light.................... 1-18
Seat belts ................................................................ 1-20
Precautions on seat belt usage ......................... 1-20
Child safety......................................................... 1-22


Pregnant women ................................................ 1-23
Injured persons................................................... 1-23
Three-point type seat belt with retractor ............ 1-23
Seat belt extenders ............................................ 1-26
Seat belt maintenance ....................................... 1-26
Child restraints ........................................................ 1-27
Precautions on child restraints........................... 1-27
Installation on rear seat outboard or center positions ............................................................. 1-29
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tether for Children) system ................................................................ 1-34
Top tether strap child restraint ........................... 1-35
Installation on front passenger seat................... 1-36


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SEATS

FRONT MANUAL SEAT ADJUSTMENT — Passenger side

WARNING

After adjustment, gently rock in the seat to make sure it is securely 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.

WARNING

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.

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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.

FRONT POWER SEAT ADJUSTMENT

WARNING

I Do not adjust the driver’s seat while driving so full attention may be given to vehicle operation.

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 seat motor has an auto-reset overload protection circuit. If 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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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.

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.

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The rear seats can be locked using the master key to prevent unauthorized ac- cess.

WARNING

I When returning the seatbacks to the upright position, be certain that they are completely secured in the latched position. If they are not completely secured in the right position, passen- gers may be injured in an accident or sudden stop.

I Never allow anyone to ride in the luggage area or on the rear seat when it is in the fold-down position. Use of these areas by passengers without proper restraint can be extremely dangerous in an accident or sudden stop.

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

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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.

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FOLDING REAR SEAT Interior trunk access Pull up on the release knob to access the trunk from the rear seat.

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I Closely supervise children when they are around cars to prevent them from playing and becoming locked in the trunk where they could be seriously injured. Keep the car locked with the rear seatback securely latched when not in use, and prevent children’s access to car keys.

ment after someone else uses the seat.

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

WARNING

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

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

ACTIVE HEAD RESTRAINT (front seats)

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WARNING

I Always adjust

the head restraints properly as specified in the previous section. Failure to do so can reduce the effectiveness of the active head restraint.

I Active head restraints are designed to supplement other safety systems. Always wear seat belts. No system can prevent all injuries in any acci- dent.

I Do not attach anything to the head restraint stalks. Doing so could im- pair active head restraint function.

The head restraint moves forward utilizing the force that the seatback receives from the oc- cupant in a rear-end collision. The movement of the head restraint helps support the occu- pant’s head by reducing its backward move- ment and helping absorb some of the forces that may lead to whiplash type injuries. Active head restraints are effective for colli- sions at low to medium speeds in which it is said that whiplash injury occurs most. Active head restraints operate only in certain rear-end collisions. After the collision, the head restraints return to their original positions. Properly adjust the active head restraints as described in the previous section.

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instructions and precautions on seat belt us- age.) 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, supplemental side air bags and pre-tensioner seat belts. Supplemental front 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 head and the chest area of the driver and front passenger in certain side impact collisions. The supplemental side air bag is designed 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

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ARMREST Pull the armrest forward until it is horizontal.

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wheel or instrument panel. Always use the seat belts.

I The driver and front passenger seat belt buckles are equipped with sen- sors that detect if the seat belts are fastened. The air bag system moni- tors the severity of a collision and then inflates the air bags based on belt usage. Failure to properly wear seat belts can increase the risk or severity of injury in an accident.

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 front air bag inflates.

WARNING

I The supplemental front air bags ordi- narily 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 front air bags are most effective when

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you are sitting well back and upright in the seat. Front air bags inflate with great force. If you are unrestrained, leaning forward, sitting sideways or out of position in any way, you are at greater risk of injury or death in a crash. You may also receive serious or fatal injuries from the supplemen- tal front air bag if you are up against it when it inflates. Always sit back against the seatback and as far away steering as practical

from the

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WARNING

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 front air bag or supplemental side air bag in- flates if they are not properly re- strained.

I Also never install a rear facing child restraint in the front seat. An inflating supplemental front air bag could se- riously injure or kill your child. For additional information, see “Child re- straints” later in this section.

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WARNING

Supplemental side air bag (if so equipped): 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. The side air bag inflates with great force. Do not allow anyone to place their hand, leg or face near the side air bag on the side of the seatback of the front seat. Do not allow anyone sitting in the front seat to extend their hand out of the win- dow or lean against the door. Some examples of dangerous riding posi- tions are shown in the previous illus-

trations.

I When sitting in the rear seat, do not hold onto the seatback of the front seat. If the supplemental side air bag inflates, you may be seriously in- jured. Be especially careful with chil- dren, 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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the steering wheel;

Supplemental front 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. These systems are designed to meet optional certifi- cation requirements under U.S. regulations. They are also permitted in Canada. The op- tional certification allows front air bags to be designed to inflate somewhat less forcefully than previously. However, all of the informa- tion, cautions and warnings in this manual still apply and must be followed. The front air bags are designed to inflate in higher

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severity frontal collisions, although they may inflate if the forces in another type of collision are similar to those of a higher severity frontal impact. They may not inflate in certain frontal collisions. Vehicle damage (or lack of it) is not always an indication of proper supplemental air bag operation. The supplemental air bag system has dual stage inflators for both the driver and passen- ger air bags. The system monitors information from the crash zone sensor, the diagnosis sensor unit and seat belt buckle sensors that detect if the seat belts are fastened, inflator operation is based on the severity of a collision and whether the seat belts are being used.

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

The seat belts should be correctly worn and the driver and passenger seated upright as far as practical away from the steering wheel or dash board. The supplemental front air bags inflates quickly in order to help protect the front occupants. Because of this, the force of the front air bag inflating can increase the risk of injury if the occupant is too close to, or is against, the air bag module during inflation. The air bag will deflate quickly after the colli- sion is over. After turning the ignition key to the ON position, the supplemental air bag warning light illuminates. The supplemental air bag 1-14 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems

warning light will turn off after about 7
seconds if the system is operational.

WARNING

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 front air bag inflates.

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

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

I Do not make unauthorized changes to your vehicle’s electrical system,

front end suspension system or structure. This could affect proper operation of the supplemental air bag system.

I Tampering with the supplemental front air bag system may result in serious personal injury. Tampering includes changes to the steering wheel and the instrument panel as- sembly by placing material over the steering wheel pad, above the dash- board, or by installing additional trim material around the air bag system. I Work around and on the supplemen- tal front 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 air bag system.

* The SRS wiring harnesses are cov-

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ered with yellow insulation either just before the harness connectors or over the complete harness for easy identification.

I A cracked windshield should be re- placed immediately by a qualified re- pair facility. A cracked windshield could affect inflation of the supple- mental air bag system.

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

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 head and the chest of the front occu- pants. They can help save lives and reduce serious injuries. However, an inflating side air bag may cause abrasions or other injuries. Side air bags do not provide restraint to the lower body.

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Supplemental side air bag system (if so equipped) 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.

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. The side air bag inflates quickly in order to help protect the front occupants. Be- cause of this, the force of the side air bag inflating can increase the risk of injury if the occupant is too close to, or is against, the side air bag module during inflation. The side 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 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-15


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warning light will turn off after about 7
seconds if the system is operational.

WARNING

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 side air bag or damage to the 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. For example, do not change the front seat assem- bly by placing material near the seat- back of the front seat, or by installing additional trim material, such as seat covers, around the side air bag sys- tem.

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 side 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 side air bag system and guide the buyer to the appropriate sections in this Owner’s Manual. Pre-tensioner seat belt system (For front seats)

WARNING

I The pre-tensioner seat belt cannot be reused after activation. It must be replaced together with the retractor as a unit.

I If the vehicle becomes involved in a frontal collision but the pre-tensioner is not activated, be sure to have the pre-tensioner system checked and, if necessary, replaced by your NISSAN dealer.

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I No unauthorized changes should be made to any components or wiring of the pre-tensioner seat belt system. This is to prevent accidental activa- tion of the pre-tensioner seat belt or damage to the pre-tensioner seat belt operation. Tampering with the pre- tensioner seat belt system may result in serious personal injury.

I Work around and on the pre- tensioner system should be done by an authorized NISSAN dealer. Instal- lation of electrical equipment should also be done by an authorized NISSAN dealer. Unauthorized electri- cal test equipment and probing de- vices should not be used on the pre- tensioner seat belt system.

I If you need to dispose of the pre- tensioner or scrap the vehicle, con- tact an authorized NISSAN dealer. Correct pre-tensioner disposal proce- dures are set forth in the appropriate NISSAN Service Manual. Incorrect disposal procedures could cause personal injury.

The front seat pre-tensioner seat belt system activates in conjunction with the supplemental front air bag. Working with the seat belt retrac- tor, it helps tighten the seat belt the instant the vehicle becomes involved in certain types of collisions, thereby restraining seat occupants. The pre-tensioner is encased with the seat belt’s retractor. These seat belts are used the same as conventional seat belts. When the pre-tensioner seat belt activates, smoke is released and a loud noise may be heard. The smoke is not harmful, 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. If any abnormality occurs in the pre-tensioner system, the supplemental air bag warning light will not come on, will flash intermittently or will turn on for 7 seconds and remain on after the ignition key has been turned to the ON or START position. In this case, the pre- tensioner seat belt may not function properly. When selling your vehicle, we request that you inform the buyer about the pre-tensioner seat belt system and guide the buyer to the appro- priate sections in this Owner’s Manual.

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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.

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SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT The supplemental air bag warning light, dis- playing in the instrument panel, monitors the circuits of the supplemental front air bag and supplemental side air bag systems, and pre-tensioner seat belt. The circuits monitored by the air bag warning light are the diagnosis sensor unit, satellite sensors, front air bag modules, side air bag modules and all related wiring, and pre-tensioner seat belt. After turning the ignition key to the ON posi- tion, the supplemental air bag warning light illuminates. The supplemental air bag warning

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light will turn off after about 7 seconds if the system is operational. If any of the following conditions occur, the supplemental front air bag system, supple- mental side air bag system, and pre-tensioner seat belt need servicing: I The supplemental air bag warning light remains on after approximately 7 seconds. I The supplemental air bag warning light

flashes intermittently.

I The supplemental air bag warning light

does not come on at all.

Under these conditions, the supplemental front air bags, supplemental side air bags and/or pre-tensioner seat belt may not operate prop- erly. They must be checked and repaired. Take your vehicle to the nearest authorized NISSAN dealer.

Repair and replacement procedure The supplemental front air bags, supplemental side air bags and pre-tensioner seat belt are designed to inflate on a one-time-only basis. As a reminder, unless it the supplemental air bag warning light will remain illuminated after inflation has occurred. Repair and replacement of these systems should be done only by authorized NISSAN dealers.

is damaged,

the supplemental

When maintenance work is required on the vehicle, front air bags, supplemental side air bags, pre-tensioner seat belt 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 in- side the vehicle.

WARNING

WARNING

If the supplemental air bag warning light is on, it could mean that the supplemen- tal front air bag system, supplemental side air bag system and/or pre-tensioner seat belt will not operate in an accident.

I Once the supplemental front air bag, supplemental side air bag and/or pre- tensioner seat belt have activated, the air bag module will not function again and must be replaced, addition- ally, if any of the supplemental air bags inflate, the pre-tensioner seat

belts must also be replaced. The module should be replaced by an authorized NISSAN dealer. The supplemental front air bag module or supplemental side air bag module cannot be repaired.

I The supplemental front air bag sys- tem, supplemental side air bag sys- tem and pre-tensioner seat belt should be inspected by an authorized NISSAN dealer if there is any damage to the front end or side portion of the vehicle.

I If you need to dispose of

these supplemental systems or scrap the vehicle, authorized NISSAN dealer.

contact

an

Correct disposal procedures are set forth in the appropriate NISSAN Ser- vice Manual. Incorrect disposal pro- cedures could cause personal injury.

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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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WARNING

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 back under your arm or across your neck. The belt should be away from your face and neck, but not falling off your shoulder.

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

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 Once the pre-tensioner seat belt has activated, it cannot be reused and must be replaced together with the

retractor. See your NISSAN dealer.

I Removal and installation of the pre- tensioner seat belt system compo- nents should be done by an autho- rized 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 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

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and continue to operate properly. Seat belt assemblies not in use dur- ing a collision should also be in- spected and replaced if either dam- age or improper operation is noted. I All child restraints and attaching hardware should be inspected after any collision. Always follow the re- straint manufacturer’s inspection in- structions and replacement recom- mendations. The child restraints should be replaced if they are dam- aged.

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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- dards. You should choose a child restraint that fits your vehicle and always follow the manu- facturer’s instructions for installation and use.

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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.

WARNING

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

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PREGNANT WOMEN NISSAN recommends that pregnant women use seat belts. The seat belt should be worn snug, and always position the lap belt as low as possible around the hips, not the waist. Place the shoulder belt over your shoulder and across your chest. Never run the lap/shoulder belt over your abdominal area. Contact your doctor for specific recommendations. INJURED PERSONS NISSAN recommends that injured persons use seat belts, depending on the injury. Check with your doctor for specific recommendations.

Larger children Children who are too large for child restraint systems should be seated and restrained by the seat belts which are provided.

the shoulder belt

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.

WARNING

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

THREE-POINT TYPE SEAT BELT WITH RETRACTOR

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WARNING

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

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

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

3. Position the lap belt portion low and snug

on the hips as shown.

4. Pull the shoulder belt portion toward the

retractor to take up extra slack.

The front passenger and rear seat belts have a cinching mechanism for child restraint installa- tion. 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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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.

WARNING

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

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.

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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.

I when the vehicle slows down rapidly. You can check their operation as follows: I grasp the shoulder belt and pull quickly

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WARNING

WARNING

I After adjustment, release the adjust- ment button and try to move the shoulder belt 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.

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

I Never use seat belt extenders to in- stall child restraints. If the child re- straint is not secured properly, the child could be seriously injured in a collision or a sudden stop.

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.

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Shoulder belt height adjustment (For front seats) The shoulder belt anchor height should be adjusted to the position best suited for you. (See “Precautions on seat belt usage” earlier in this section.) To lower, push the release button, and then move the shoulder belt an- chor to the desired position, so that the belt passes over the shoulder. Release the adjust- ment button to lock the shoulder belt anchor into position. To raise, move the adjuster up to the desired position without pushing the button.

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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

WARNING

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.

I NISSAN recommends that the child restraint be installed in the rear seat. 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 addition,

In general, child restraints are designed to be installed with the lap portion of a three-point type seat belt. this vehicle is equipped with a universal child restraint lower anchor system, referred to as the LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tether for Children) sys- tem. Some child restraints include two rigid or webbing-mounted attachments that can be connected to these lower anchors. For details, see “LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tether for Children) SYSTEM” later in this section. 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- it complies with Federal Motor Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-27


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Vehicle Safety Standard 213 or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213.

I check the 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 Canadian provinces re- quire that infants and small children be restrained in approved child restraints at all times while the vehicle is being oper- ated.

WARNING

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 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, 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 instruc- tions later in this section.

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

CAUTION

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

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INSTALLATION ON REAR SEAT OUTBOARD OR CENTER POSITIONS

WARNING

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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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.

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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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 belt is not locked, repeat steps 3 through 6. After the child restraint is removed and the seat belt is allowed to wind back into the

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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 manu- facturer’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.

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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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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. After the child restraint is removed and the seat belt is allowed to wind back into the

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I Do not secure a child restraint in the center rear seating position using the child restraint lower anchors. The child restraint will not be secured properly.

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

Some child restraints include two rigid or webbing-mounted attachments that can be connected to two anchors located at certain seating positions in your vehicle. This system is known as the LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tether for Children) system. This system may also be referred to as the ISOFIX or ISOFIX compatible system. With this system, you do not have to use a vehicle seat belt to secure the child restraint. Your vehicle is equipped with special anchor points that are used with LATCH system compatible child restraints. Check your child restraint for a label stating that it is compatible with the LATCH system. This information may also be in the child restraint owner’s manual. If you have such a

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LATCH (LOWER ANCHORS AND TETHER FOR CHILDREN) SYSTEM

WARNING

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

child restraint, refer to the illustration for the rear seating positions equipped with LATCH system anchors which can be used to secure the child restraint. The LATCH system anchors are located at the rear of the seat cushion near the seatback. A label is attached to the seatback to help you locate the LATCH system anchors. Some child restraints may also require the use of a top tether strap. See “Top tether strap child restraint” later in this section for installa- tion instructions. When installing a child restraint, carefully read and follow the instructions in this manual and those supplied with the child restraint. When you install a LATCH system compatible child restraint to the lower anchor attachments in the rear seat, follow these steps.

WARNING

Inspect the lower anchors by inserting your fingers into the lower anchor area and feeling to make sure there are no obstructions over the LATCH system anchors, such as seat belt webbing or child seat

cushion material.

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restraint will not be secured properly if the LATCH system anchors are ob- structed.

1. To install the LATCH system compat- ible child restraint, insert the child restraint LATCH system anchor at- tachments into the anchor points on the rear seat. If the child restraint is equipped with a top tether, see “Top tether strap child restraint” later in this section for installation instruc- tions.

2. After attaching the child restraint and before placing the child in it, use force to tilt the child restraint from side to side and tug it forward to make sure that the child restraint is securely held in place.

3. Check to make sure that the child restraint is properly secured prior to each use.

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TOP TETHER STRAP CHILD RESTRAINT If your child restraint has a top tether strap, it must be secured to the provided anchor point. First, secure the child restraint with the rear seat belt. Remove the anchor cover from the anchor point which is located directly behind the child seat. Secure the top tether strap to the anchor bracket. Keep the removed cover in a secured place to prevent loss or damage to the cover.

WARNING

The child restraint anchor point is de- signed to withstand only those loads imposed by correctly fitted child re- straints. Under no circumstance is it to be used for adult seat belts or har- nesses.

Anchor point locations Anchor points are located on the rear parcel shelf finisher. If you have any questions when installing a top strap child restraint on the rear seat, consult your NISSAN dealer for details.

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ing a child restraint.

I Failure to use the retractor’s locking mode will 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.

INSTALLATION ON FRONT PASSENGER SEAT

WARNING

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 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 tether strap should not be used in the front passenger seat.

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

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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.

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.

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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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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 lap belt repeat steps 3
through 6.

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2 Instruments and controls

Instrument panel ....................................................... 2-2
Meters and gauges ................................................... 2-3
Speedometer and odometer ................................ 2-4
Tachometer .......................................................... 2-4
Engine coolant temperature gauge...................... 2-5
Fuel gauge ........................................................... 2-5
Warning/indicator lights and audible reminders........ 2-7
Checking bulbs..................................................... 2-7
Warning lights....................................................... 2-7
Indicator lights .................................................... 2-10
Audible reminders .............................................. 2-11
Security systems ..................................................... 2-12
Vehivle security system...................................... 2-12
Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System .................. 2-13
Windshield wiper and washer switch ...................... 2-14
Rear window and outside mirror (if so equipped) defogger switch ....................................................... 2-15
Headlight and turn signal switch............................. 2-16
Xenon headlights................................................ 2-16
Headlight switch ................................................. 2-17
Turn signal switch .............................................. 2-19
Fog light switch (if so equipped) ............................. 2-19
Hazard warning flasher switch................................ 2-19
Horn......................................................................... 2-20


Heated seats (if so equipped)................................. 2-20
Heated steering wheel (if so equipped) .................. 2-21
Traction control system (TCS) cancel switch (if so equipped) ....................................................... 2-22
Power outlet ............................................................ 2-22
Cigarette lighter and ashtray (accessory) ............... 2-23
Storage.................................................................... 2-23
Trays................................................................... 2-23
Glasses case...................................................... 2-24
Cup holder.......................................................... 2-24
Glove box ........................................................... 2-25
Console box ....................................................... 2-26
Cargo net (if so equipped) ................................. 2-26
Windows.................................................................. 2-27
Power windows .................................................. 2-27
Sunroof (if so equipped) ......................................... 2-29
Automatic sunroof .............................................. 2-29
Clock ....................................................................... 2-30
Adjusting the time............................................... 2-30
Trip computer .......................................................... 2-30
Interior light ............................................................. 2-32
Ceiling................................................................. 2-32
Personal light .......................................................... 2-33
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Trunk light ............................................................... 2-34
HomeLink Universal Transceiver (if so equipped) ....................................................... 2-35
Programming HomeLink ................................... 2-36
Programming HomeLink for Canadian customers ........................................................... 2-36
Operating the HomeLink Universal Transceiver......................................................... 2-36


Programming trouble diagnosis.......................... 2-36
Clearing the programmed information................ 2-37
Rolling code programming ................................. 2-37
Reprogramming a single HomeLink button...... 2-37
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INSTRUMENT PANEL

1.

Instrument brightness control switch (P.2-18)

2. Headlight, fog light (if so equipped) and turn

signal switch (P.2-16)

3. Traction control system (TCS) cancel

switch (if so equipped) (P.2-22)

4. Meters/gauges (P.2-3) 5. Rear window and outside mirror

equipped) defogger switch — type B (P.2-15)

(if so

6. Windshield wiper/washer switch (P.2-14) 7. Ventilator (P.4-2) 8. Rear window and outside mirror

(if so

equipped) defogger switch — type A (P.2-15)

9. Heater/air conditioner control

(P.4-3) or

radio/cassette player (4-16)

10. Clock (P.2-30) 11. Security indicator light (P.2-14) 12. Radio/cassette player (P.4-16)/CD player

(P.4-16) or Navigation system*

13. Passenger supplemental air bag (P.1-8) 14. Fuse box cover (P.8-24) 15. Automatic drive positioner system cancel

switch (if so equipped) (P.3-18)

16. Heated steering switch (if so equipped)

(P.2-21)

17. Outside mirror remote control (P.3-15) 18. Steering switch for audio control (P.4-28)

and trip computer (P.2-30)

19. Driver supplemental air bag (P.1-8) 20. Tilting steering wheel lock lever (P.3-14) 21. Cruise control main/set switch (P.5-14) 22.

Ignition switch/steering lock (P.5-4)

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SIC1736


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23. Power outlet (P.2-22) or cigarette lighter

(accessory) (P.2-23)

24. Hazard warning flasher switch (P.2-19) 25. Tray (P.2-23) or ashtray (accessory)

(P.2-23)

26. Glove box (P.2-25) See the page indicated in parentheses for operating details. *: Refer to the separate Navigation System

Owner’s Manual.

METERS AND GAUGES

1. Fuel gauge 2. Speedometer 3. Warning/Indicator lights 4. Tachometer 5. Engine coolant temperature gauge

6. Warning/Indicator lights 7. Odometer (Total/Twin trip) 8. Reset knob for trip odometer 9. Trip computer 10.Warning/Indicator lights

SIC1737


Instruments and controls 2-3


Z 01.9.21/A33-D/V5.0 X

Changing the display: Pushing the reset knob changes the display as follows: TRIP A , TRIP B , TRIP A Resetting the trip odometer: Pushing the reset knob for more than 1 second

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