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FOREWORD

READ FIRST(cid:151)THEN DRIVE SAFELY

Welcome to the growing family of new NISSAN owners. This vehicle is delivered to you with confidence. It was produced using the latest techniques and strict quality control. This manual was prepared to help you under- stand the operation and maintenance of your vehicle so that you may enjoy many miles (kilome- ters) of driving pleasure. Please read through this manual before operating your vehicle. A separate Warranty Information Booklet explains details about the warranties cov- ering your vehicle. The (cid:147)NISSAN Service and Maintenance Guide(cid:148) explains details about maintaining and servicing your ve- hicle. Additionally, a separate Customer Care/Lemon Law Booklet (U.S. only) will explain how to resolve any concerns you may have with your vehicle, as well as clarify your rights under your state(cid:146)s lemon law. Your NISSAN dealership knows your vehicle best. When you require any service or have any questions, they will be glad to assist you with the extensive resources available to them.

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

WARNING

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

cohol or drugs.

c ALWAYS observe posted speed limits and never drive too fast for conditions. c ALWAYS use your seat belts and appro- priate child restraint systems. Preteen children should be seated in the rear seat.

c ALWAYS provide information about the proper use of vehicle safety features to all occupants of the vehicle.

c ALWAYS review this owner(cid:146)s manual for

important safety information.

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

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WHEN READING THE MANUAL

This manual includes information for all options available on this model. Therefore, you may find some information that does not apply to your vehicle. All information, specifications and illustrations in this manual are those in effect at the time of printing. NISSAN reserves the right to change specifications or design without notice and with- out obligation. IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THIS MANUAL You will see various symbols in this manual. They are used in the following ways:

WARNING

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

CAUTION

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

CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65
WARNING

WARNING

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

' 2005 NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC.

GARDENA, CALIFORNIA

All rights reserved. No part of this Owner(cid:146)s Manual may be reproduced or stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form, or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Nissan North America, Inc., Gar- dena, California.

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

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

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

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

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NISSAN CUSTOMER CARE PROGRAM

NISSAN CARES . . . Both NISSAN and your NISSAN dealer are dedicated to serving all your automotive needs. Your satisfaction with your vehicle and your NISSAN dealer are our primary concerns. Your NISSAN dealer is always available to assist you with all your automobile sales and service needs. However, if there is something that your NISSAN dealer cannot assist you with or you would like to provide NISSAN directly with comments or questions, please contact the NISSAN Con- sumer Affairs Department using our toll-free number: For U.S. customers 1-800-NISSAN-1
(1-800-647-7261)

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

Nissan North America, Inc. Consumer Affairs Department P.O. Box 191
Gardena, California 90248-0191


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

For Canadian customers

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


For Canadian customers

1-800-387-0122


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

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

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Table of Contents

Illustrated table of contents

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

Instruments and controls

Pre-driving checks and adjustments

Display screen, heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems

Starting and driving

In case of emergency

Appearance and care

Maintenance and do-it-yourself

Technical and consumer information

Index

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Airbags, seat belts and child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2
Exterior front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-3
Exterior rear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-4
Passenger compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-5


Instrument panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-6
Engine compartment check locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-8
Warning/indicator lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-9


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AIRBAGS, SEAT BELTS AND CHILD RESTRAINTS

1. 2. 3. 4.

5.

6. 7. 8.

Top tether strap anchor (P. 1-26) Rear head restraint (P. 1-8) Rear seat belts (P. 1-10) Supplemental curtain side-impact air bag (P. 1-35) Supplemental side impact air bags (P. 1-35) Front head restraint (P. 1-8, P. 1-9) Front seat belts (P. 1-10) Supplemental front impact air bags (P. 1-35) Seats (P. 1-2)

9. 10. Occupant classification sensor

(pressure sensor) (P.1-42)

11. Seat belt pretensioners (P. 1-48) 12. LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for

CHildren) (P. 1-25)

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

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EXTERIOR FRONT

Engine hood (P. 3-9)

1. 2. Headlight and turn signal switch

(P. 2-20) Replacing bulbs (P. 8-30)

3. 4. Windshield wiper and washer switch

(P. 2-19)

5. Windshield (P. 8-20) 6. 7. 8.

Sunroof (if so equipped) (P. 2-39) Power windows (P. 2-37) Door locks, keyfob, keys (P. 3-3, 3-5, 3-2) 9. Mirrors (P. 3-16) 10. Tire pressure (P. 9-11) 11. Flat tire (P. 6-2) 12. Tire chains (P. 8-41) 13. Cornering light (P. 2-20) 14. Fog light switch (P. 2-20) 15. Tie down/towing hooks (P. 6-11) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details.

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EXTERIOR REAR

1. 2.

3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Rear window defroster switch (P. 2-20) Rear sun shade (if so equipped) (P. 2-41) Interior trunk lid release (P. 3-11) Trunk lid (P. 3-9) Vehicle loading (P. 9-12) Tie-down/towing hook (P. 6-12) Replacing bulbs (P. 8-30) Fuel filler cap, fuel recommendation (P. 3-12, P. 9-3) Fuel-filler door (P. 3-11)

9. 10. Child safety locks (P. 3-5) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details.

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PASSENGER COMPARTMENT

3. 4.

1. Glove box (P. 2-33) 2.

Automatic anti-glare inside mirror (P. 3-16) Sun visors (P. 3-15) Interior lights, illuminated entry (P. 2-42, P. 2-20) Front seat (P. 1-2) Sunroof (if so equipped) (P. 2-39) Rear console (P. 2-35) Rear seat (P. 1-6) Rear cup holders (P. 2-32)

5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Front console (P. 2-34) 11. Front cup holders (P. 2-32) 12. Park brake, parking on hills

(P. 5-12, P. 5-16)

13. HomeLinkT (P. 2-44) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details.

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INSTRUMENT PANEL

1.

Headlight/fog light/turn signal switch (P. 2-20)

2. Meters and gauges (P. 2-3) 3. Windshield wiper/washer switch

4. 5. 6.

(P. 2-19) Center and side ventilators (P. 4-16) Security indicator light (P. 2-15) Display screen/Navigation system* (P. 4-2, P. 4-7) Passenger air bag status light (P. 1-44) Audio system controls (P. 4-20) Climate controls (P. 4-17)

7. 8. 9. 10. Front passenger supplemental air bag

(P. 1-35)

11. Glove box (P. 2-33) 12. Power outlet (P. 2-29) 13. Hazard warning flasher switch (P. 2-25) 14. Cruise control main/set switches

(P. 2-25)

15. Driver supplemental air bag/horn

(P. 1-35, P. 2-26)

16. Tilt/telescopic steering wheel controls

(P. 3-13)

17. Steering wheel switch for audio control

and BluetoothT hands-free phone system (P. 4-33, 4-35)

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18. Traction control system (TCS) off switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-28) Heated steering wheel switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-27) Vehicle dynamic control (VDC) off switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-28) 19. Outside mirror controls (P. 3-17) 20. Instrument brightness control (P. 2-24) 21. Heated seat switches (if so equipped)

(P. 2-26)

22. Rear sunshade switch (if so equipped)

(P. 2-41)

*: Refer to the separate Navigation System Own- er(cid:146)s Manual (if so equipped). See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details.

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ENGINE COMPARTMENT CHECK LOCATIONS

Power steering fluid reservoir (P. 8-11) Engine oil filler cap (P. 8-8) Brake fluid reservoir (P. 8-12)

1. 2. 3. 4. Clutch fluid reservoir (M/T model)

5. 6. 7. 8.

(P. 8-12) Air cleaner (P. 8-16) Battery (P. 8-13) Fuse/fusible link box (P. 8-22) Transmission dipstick (A/T models) (P. 8-11) Engine oil dipstick (P. 8-8)

9. 10. Radiator cap (P. 8-7) 11. Drive belt location (P.8-15) 12. Fuse block (P. 8-22) 13. Windshield washer fluid reservoir

(P. 8-13)

14. Engine coolant reservoir (P. 8-7) NOTE: Engine cover removed for clarity. See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details.

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WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTS

Warning

light

Name

or

or

Anti-lock brake warning light

Automatic transmission check warning light (if so equipped)

Brake warning light

Charge warning light

Door open warning light

Page

2-10


2-11


2-11


2-11


2-11


Warning

light

Name

Engine oil pres- sure warning light

Low fuel warn- ing light

Low windshield washer fluid warning light

Seat belt warn- ing light and chime

Supplemental air bag warning light

Trunk lid open warning light

Page

2-11


2-12


2-12


2-12


2-12


2-13


Indicator

light

Name

Automatic transmission position indica- tor light (A/T models)

CRUISE main switch indicator light

Cruise SET switch indicator light

Front passenger air bag status light

High beam in- dicator light (blue)

Page

2-13


2-13


2-13


2-13


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2-14


2-14


2-14


2-14


Indicator

light

Name

Malfunction indicator light (MIL)

Slip indicator light (if so equipped)

Traction control system off indi- cator light (if so equipped)

Turn signal/hazard indicator lights

Vehicle dy- namic control off indicator light (if so equipped)

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

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


Front manual seat adjustment (cid:151) passenger(cid:146)s side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Front power seat adjustment (for driver(cid:146)s seat and if so equipped for passenger(cid:146)s seat) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
Folding rear seat (if so equipped). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6
Head restraint adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-8
Active head restraint (front seats). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-9
Seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-10
Precautions on seat belt usage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-10
Child safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12
Pregnant women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-14
Injured persons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-14
Three-point type seat belt with retractor . . . . . . . . . . 1-14
Seat belt extenders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-17
Seat belt maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-17
Child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-18
Precautions on child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-18


Child restraint installation on rear seat center (5-passenger models only) or outboard positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-20
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-25
Top tether strap child restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-26
Child restraint installation on front passenger seat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-27
Booster seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-31
Precautions on booster seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-31
Booster seat installation on rear seat center (5 (cid:150) passenger models only) or outboard positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-33
Booster seat installation on front passenger seat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-34
Supplemental restraint system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-35


Precautions on supplemental restraint system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-35
Supplemental air bag warning labels. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-49
Supplemental air bag warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-50


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SEATS

FRONT MANUAL SEAT ADJUSTMENT (cid:151) PASSENGER(cid:146)S SIDE

WARNING

c Do not adjust the driver(cid:146)s seat while driving so full attention may be given to vehicle operation. The seat may move suddenly and could cause loss of con- trol of the vehicle.

c After adjustment, gently rock in the seat

to make sure it is securely locked.

WARNING

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

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

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WARNING

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

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

Reclining To recline the seatback, pull the lever up and lean back. To bring the seatback forward, pull the lever up and lean your body forward. Release the lever to lock the seatback in position.

The reclining feature allows adjustment of the seatback for occupants of different sizes for added comfort and to help obtain proper seat belt fit. See (cid:147)Precautions on seat belt usage(cid:148) later in this section. Also, the seatback can be reclined to allow occupants to rest when the vehicle is stopped.

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See (cid:147)Automatic drive positioner (if so equipped)(cid:148) in (cid:147)Pre-driving checks and adjustments(cid:148) for auto- matic drive positioner operation. Forward and backward Moving the switch forward or backward will slide the seat forward or backward to the desired position. Reclining Move the recline switch backward until the de- sired angle is obtained. To bring the seatback forward again, move the switch forward and move your body forward. The seatback will move forward. The reclining feature allows adjustment of the seatback for occupants of different sizes for added comfort and to help obtain proper seat belt fit (see (cid:147)Precautions on seat belt usage(cid:148) later in this section). Also, the seatback can be re- clined to allow occupants to rest when the ve- hicle is stopped.

FRONT POWER SEAT ADJUSTMENT (for driver(cid:146)s seat and if so equipped for passenger(cid:146)s seat)

WARNING

c Do not adjust the driver(cid:146)s seat while driving so full attention may be given to vehicle operation. The seat may move suddenly and could cause loss of con- trol of the vehicle.

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

Operating tips c The power seat motor has an auto-reset overload protection circuit. the motor stops during operation, wait 30 seconds, then reactivate the switch.

If

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

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Seat lifter (driver(cid:146)s seat) Push the front or rear end of the switch up or down to adjust the angle and height of the seat cushion.

Manual

Power

Lumbar support (driver(cid:146)s seat) The lumbar support feature provides lower back support to the driver. Move the lever up or down (manual) or move the switch forward or backward (power) to adjust the seat lumbar area.

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

c Closely supervise children when they are around cars to prevent them from playing and becoming locked in the trunk where they could be seriously in- jured. Keep the car locked, with the rear seatback and trunk lid securely latched when not in use, and prevent children(cid:146)s access to car keys.

Interior trunk access For models without rear center console, the trunk can be accessed from the passenger side of the rear seat for loading and unloading, as shown. s1 Push down on the button on the rear parcel

shelf.

s2 Fold down the passenger side seatback.

WARNING

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

c The 4-passenger model has seating and seat belts for 4 occupants, 2 in the front seats and 2 in the rear seats. Never use the rear console as a seating position or for a child restraint.

c Properly secure all cargo with ropes or straps to help prevent it from sliding or shifting. Do not place cargo higher than the seatbacks. In a sudden stop or col- lision, unsecured cargo could cause personal injury.

FOLDING REAR SEAT (if so equipped)

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To fold down the driver side of the rear seat, reach through the opening and pull on the strap s1
located behind the seat. The rear seats can be locked using the master key to prevent unauthorized access. The valet key cannot be used to lock or unlock the release button.

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For models with rear center console, the trunk can be accessed through the access panel be- tween the rear seats. The panel can be locked using the master key to prevent unauthorized access. The valet key can- not be used to lock or unlock the access panel. For more information on keys, refer to (cid:148)Keys(cid:148) in the Pre-driving checks and adjustments(cid:148) section of this manual.

Center armrest Pull the armrest forward until it is horizontal.

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Type A (cid:151) Front

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

To adjust the head restraint forward or backward (Type A only), push it in the direction required.

Type B (cid:151) Rear

WARNING

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

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

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c Do not attach anything to the head re- straint stalks. Doing so could impair active head restraint function.

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

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ACTIVE HEAD RESTRAINT (front seats)

WARNING

c Always adjust the head restraints prop- erly as specified in the previous section. Failure to do so can reduce the effec- tiveness of the active head restraint.

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

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SEAT BELTS

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

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WARNING

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

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WARNING

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

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c Be sure the seat belt tongue is securely

fastened to the proper buckle.

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

c Do not allow more than one person to

use the same seat belt.

c Never carry more people in the vehicle

than there are seat belts.

c The 4-passenger model has seating and seat belts for 4 occupants, 2 in the front seats and 2 in the rear seats.

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

c Once the pre-tensioner seat belt has activated, it cannot be reused and must be replaced together with the retractor. See your NISSAN dealer.

c Removal and installation of the pre- tensioner seat belt system components should be done by a NISSAN dealer.

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WARNING

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

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and

attaching

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

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

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

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

WARNING

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

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

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

Small Children Children that are over one year old and weigh between 20 lbs (9 kg) and 40 lbs (18 kgs) can be placed in a forward facing child restraint. Refer to the manufacturer(cid:146)s instructions for minimum and maximum weight and height recommendations. NISSAN recommends that small children be placed in child restraints that comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards or Canadian Mo- tor Vehicle Safety Standards. You should choose a child restraint that fits your vehicle and always follow the manufacturer(cid:146)s instructions for instal- lation and use. Larger children Children who are too large for child restraints should be seated and restrained by the seat belts which are provided. The seat belt may not fit properly if the child is less than 4 feet 9 inches (142.5 cm) tall and weighs between 40 lbs (18
kg) and 80 lbs (36 kg). A booster seat should be used to obtain proper seat belt fit. NISSAN recommends that a child be placed in a commercially available booster seat if the shoul- der belt in the child(cid:146)s seating position fits close to the face or neck or if the lap portion of the seat belt goes across the abdomen. The booster seat should raise the child so that the shoulder belt is properly positioned across the top, middle por- Safety(cid:151)Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-13


This is especially important because your vehicle has a supplemental restraint sys- tem (Air bag system) for the front passen- ger. See (cid:147)Supplemental restraint system(cid:148) later in this section. Infants Infants up to at least 1 year old should be placed in a rear facing child restraint. NISSAN recom- mends that infants be placed in child restraints that comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. You should choose a child restraint that fits your vehicle and always follow the manu- facturer(cid:146)s instructions for installation and use.

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tion of the shoulder and the lap belt is low on the hips. A booster seat can only be used in seating positions that have a three-point type seat belt. The booster seat should fit the vehicle seat and have a label certifying that it complies with Fed- eral Motor Vehicle Safety Standards or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. Once the child has grown so the shoulder belt is no longer on or near the face and neck, use the shoulder belt without the booster seat.

WARNING

Never let a child stand or kneel on any seat and do not allow a child in the cargo areas while the vehicle is moving. The child could be seriously injured or killed in an accident or sudden stop. PREGNANT WOMEN NISSAN recommends that pregnant women use seat belts. The seat belt should be worn snug, and always position the lap belt as low as pos- sible around the hips, not the waist. Place the shoulder belt over your shoulder and across your chest. Never run the lap/shoulder belt over your abdominal area. Contact your doctor for specific recommendations.

INJURED PERSONS NISSAN recommends that injured persons use seat belts. Check with your doctor for specific recommendations. THREE-POINT TYPE SEAT BELT WITH RETRACTOR

WARNING

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

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

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

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Manual front seat shown

Fastening the seat belts s1 Adjust the seat. See (cid:147)Seats(cid:148) earlier in this

section.

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When automatic locking mechanism is activated the seat belt cannot be extended again until the seat belt tongue is detached from the buckle and fully retracted. Once retracted, the seat belt is in the emergency locking mode. See (cid:147)Child re- straints(cid:148) later in this section for more information. 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 It can also change the operation of the front passen- ger air bag. See (cid:147)Front passenger air bag and status light(cid:148) later in this section.

tension.

WARNING

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

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

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

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

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s3 Position the lap belt portion low and snug

on the hips as shown.

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

The front passenger seat and the rear seating positions three-point seat belts have a locking mechanism for child restraint installation. It is referred to as the automatic locking mode or child restraint mode.

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

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

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

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

retractor.

c When the vehicle slows down rapidly.

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

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

WARNING

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

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

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

WARNING

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

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

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

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

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

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CHILD RESTRAINTS

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PRECAUTIONS ON CHILD RESTRAINTS

WARNING

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

WARNING

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

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

c NISSAN recommends that the child re- straint be installed in the rear seat. Ac- cording to accident statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seat than in the front seat.

c An improperly installed child restraint could lead to serious injury or death in an accident.

In general, child restraints are designed to be installed with the lap portion of a lap/shoulder seat belt. In addition, this vehicle is equipped with a universal child restraint lower anchor system, referred to as the LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) system. Some child re- straints include two rigid or webbing-mounted attachments that can be connected to these lower anchors. For details, see the (cid:147)LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) sys- tem(cid:148) later in this section.

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Child restraints for infants and small children of various sizes are offered by several manufactur- ers. When selecting any child restraint, keep the following points in mind: c Choose only a restraint with a label certifying that it complies with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213 or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213.

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

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

WARNING

c Improper use of a child restraint can increase the risk or severity of injury for both the child and other occupants of the vehicle.

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

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

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

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

c If you must install a front facing child restraint in the front seat, see (cid:147)Child restraint installation on front passenger seat(cid:148) later in this section.

c When your child restraint is not in use, keep it secured with a seat belt to pre- vent 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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CHILD RESTRAINT INSTALLATION ON REAR SEAT CENTER (5-passenger models only) OR OUTBOARD POSITIONS

WARNING

c The three-point seat belt in your vehicle is equipped with an automatic locking mode retractor which must be used when installing a child restraint.

c Failure to use the retractor(cid:146)s locking mode will result in the child restraint not being properly secured. The re- straint could tip over or otherwise be unsecured and cause injury to the child in a sudden stop or collision.

c The 4-passenger model has seating and seat belts for 4 occupants, 2 in the front seats and 2 in the rear seats. Never use the rear console as a seating position or for a child restraint.

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Front facing When you install a child restraint in the rear seat, follow these steps:

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s1 Position the child restraint on the seat. Al- ways follow the restraint manufacturer(cid:146)s in- structions. The back of the child restraint should be secured against the vehicle seat back. If necessary, adjust or remove the head restraint to obtain the correct child restraint fit. See (cid:147)Head restraint adjustment(cid:148) earlier in this section. If the head restraint is removed, store it in a secure place. Be sure to install the head restraint when the child restraint is removed. If the seating position does not have an adjustable head restraint and it is interfering with the proper child restraint fit, try another seating position or a different child restraint.

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s2 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(cid:146)s instructions for belt routing.

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s3 Pull on the shoulder belt until all of the belt is fully extended. At this time, the seat belt retractor is in the automatic locking mode (child restraint mode). It reverts back to emergency locking mode when the seat belt is fully retracted.

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

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

is not

After the child restraint is removed and the seat belt is fully retracted, the automatic locking mode (child restraint mode) is canceled.

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s4 Allow the seat belt to retract. Pull up on the shoulder belt to remove any slack in the belt.

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s5 Before placing the child in the child restraint, use force to push the child restraint from side to side, and tug it forward to make sure that it is securely held in place. It should not move more than 1 inch (25 mm). If it does move more than 1 inch (25 mm), pull again on the shoulder belt to further tighten the child restraint. If unable to properly secure the restraint move the restraint to another rear seating position and try again , or try a different child restraint. Not all child re- straints fit in all types of vehicles.

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els only) (cid:151) step 1


Rear facing When you install a child restraint in the rear seat, follow these steps: s1 Position the child restraint on the seat. Al- ways follow the restraint manufacturer(cid:146)s in- structions.

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s2 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(cid:146)s instructions for belt routing.

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s3 Pull on the shoulder belt until all of the belt is fully extended. At this time, the seat belt retractor is in the automatic locking mode (child restraint mode). It reverts to emer- gency locking mode when the seat belt is fully retracted.

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s4 Allow the seat belt to retract. Pull up on the shoulder belt to remove any slack in the belt.

Rear Facing (cid:151) step 5


s5 Before placing the child in the child restraint, use force to push the child restraint from side to side, and tug it forward to make sure that it is securely held in place. It should not move more than 1 inch (25 mm). If it does move more than 1 inch (25 mm), pull again on the shoulder belt to further tighten the child restraint. If unable to properly secure the restraint move the restraint to another rear seating position and try again , or try a different child restraint. Not all child re- straints fit in all types of vehicles.

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6. Check that the retractor is in the automatic locking mode by trying to pull more seat belt out of the retractor. If you cannot pull any more seat belt webbing out of the retractor, the retractor 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 fully retracted, the automatic locking mode (child restraint mode) is canceled.

c Do not secure a child restraint in the center rear seating position using the LATCH system anchors. The child re- straint will not be secured properly.

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

Some child restraints include two rigid or webbing-mounted attachments that can be con- nected to two anchors located at certain seating positions in your vehicle. This system is known as the LATCH 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 compat- ible 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(cid:146)s manual. If you have such a child restraint, refer to the illustration for the seating positions equipped with LATCH sys- tem anchors which can be used to secure the child restraint.

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LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) SYSTEM The LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) anchor points are located in the seat cushions of the rear outboard seating positions only. Do not attempt to install a child restraint in the center position using the LATCH anchors.

WARNING

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

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insert

1. To install the LATCH system compatible child restraint, the child restraint LATCH system anchor attachments into the anchor points on the seat. If the child re- straint is equipped with a top tether, see (cid:147)Top tether strap child restraint(cid:148) later in this section for installation instructions.

2. After attaching the child restraint and before placing the child in it, use force to push the child restraint from side to side and tug it forward to make sure that the child restraint is securely held in place. It should not move more than 1 inch (25 mm).

3. Check to make sure that the child restraint is

properly secured prior to each use.

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.

LATCH child restraints generally require the use of a top tether strap. See (cid:147)Top tether strap child restraint(cid:148) later in this section for installation in- structions.

When installing a child restraint, carefully read and follow the instructions in this manual and those supplied with the child restraint.

When you install a LATCH system compatible child restraint to the lower anchor attachments, 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 an- chors, such as seat belt webbing or seat cushion material. The child restraint will not be secured properly if the LATCH sys- tem anchors are obstructed.

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WARNING

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

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First, secure the child restraint with the rear seat belt or the LATCH system (outboard positions), as applicable. Remove the head restraint from the seat back. Store it in a secure place. Flip up the anchor cover for the anchor point which is located di- rectly behind the child seat. Position the top tether strap over the top of the seat back s1 and secure it to the tether anchor bracket that pro- vides the straightest installation. Tighten the tether strap according to the manufacturer(cid:146)s in- structions to remove any slack. For best child restraint fit, see the child restraint installation instructions in this section and the child restraint manufacturer(cid:146)s instructions. 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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c After removing a rear seat head re- straint for top tether installation, store it securely to prevent it from causing injury to passengers or damage to the vehicle in case of sudden braking or an accident. Always replace it and adjust properly when top tether is no longer in use.

If your child restraint has a top tether strap, it must be secured to the anchor point provided behind its position.

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CHILD RESTRAINT INSTALLATION ON FRONT PASSENGER SEAT

WARNING

c Even with the NISSAN Advanced Air Bag System, never install a rear-facing child restraint in the front passenger seat. Supplemental front air bags in- flate with great force. A rear-facing child restraint could be struck by the supplemental front air bag in a crash and could seriously injure or kill your child.

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c The three-point seat belt in your vehicle is equipped with an automatic locking mode retractor which must be used when installing a child restraint.

c Failure to use the retractor(cid:146)s locking mode will result in the child restraint not being properly secured. The re- straint could tip over or otherwise be unsecured and cause injury to the child in a sudden stop or collision. Also, it can change the operation of the front pas- senger air bag. See (cid:147)Front passenger air bag and status light(cid:148) later in this section.

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If you must install a child restraint in the front seat, follow these steps: s1 Position the child restraint on the front pas- senger seat. It should be placed in a front-facing direction only. Move the seat to the rearmost position. Adjust the head restraint to its highest position. Always follow the child restraint manufacturer(cid:146)s in- structions. Child restraints for infants must be used in the rear-facing direc- tion and therefore must not be used in the front seat.

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c NISSAN recommends that child re- straints be installed in the rear seat. However, if you must install a forward facing child restraint in the front pas- senger seat, move the passenger seat to the rearmost position. Also, be sure the front passenger air bag status light is illuminated to indicate the passenger air bag is OFF. See (cid:147)Front passenger air bag and status light(cid:148) later in this sec- tion for details.

c A child restraint with a top tether strap should not be used in the front passen- ger seat.

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

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s2 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(cid:146)s instructions for belt routing.

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s3 Pull on the shoulder belt until all of the belt is fully extended. At this time, the seat belt retractor is in the automatic locking mode (child restraint mode). It reverts to emer- gency locking mode when the seat belt is fully retracted.

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

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

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8. Turn the ignition to the ON position. The passenger air bag status light should say . If this light is not illuminated it (cid:145)(cid:145)OFF(cid:146)(cid:146) may indicate a malfunction. Move the child restraint to another seating position. Have the system checked by a NISSAN dealer.

After the child restraint is removed and the seat belt is fully retracted, the automatic locking mode (child restraint mode) is canceled.

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s4 Allow the seat belt to retract slightly. Pull up on the shoulder belt to remove any slack in the belt.

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s5 Before placing the child in the child restraint, use force to push the child restraint from side to side, and tug it forward to make sure that it is securely held in place. It should not move more than 1 inch (25 mm). If it does move more than 1 inch (25 mm), pull again on the shoulder belt to further tighten the child restraint. If unable to properly secure the restraint move the restraint to another seating position and try again , or try a differ- ent child restraint. Not all child restraints fit in all types of vehicles.

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BOOSTER SEATS

PRECAUTIONS ON BOOSTER SEATS

WARNING

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

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

c NISSAN recommends that the booster seat be installed in the rear seat. Ac- cording to accident statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seat than in the front seat.

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c A booster seat must only be installed in lap/shoulder belt. Failure to use a three-point type seat belt with a booster seat can result in a serious in- jury in sudden stop or collision.

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c An improperly installed booster seat could lead to serious injury or death in an accident.

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WARNING

c Do not use towels, books, pillows or other items in place of a booster seat. Items such as these may move during normal driving or a collision and result in serious injury or death. Booster seats are designed to be used with a lap/shoulder belt. Booster seats are de- signed to properly route the lap and shoulder portions of the seat belt over the strongest portions of a child(cid:146)s body to provide the maximum protection dur- ing a collision.

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All U.S. states and Canadian provinces or territories require that infants and small children be restrained in an approved child restraint at all times while the vehicle is being operated.

WARNING

c Improper use of a booster seat can in- crease the risk or severity of injury for both the child and other occupants of the vehicle.

c Follow all of the booster seat manufac- turer(cid:146)s instructions for installation and use. When purchasing a booster seat, be sure to select one which will fit your child and vehicle. It may not be possible to properly install some types of booster seats in your vehicle.

c If the booster seat and seat belt is not used properly, the risk of a child being injured in a collision or a sudden stop greatly increases.

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

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Booster seats of various sizes are offered by several manufacturers. When selecting any booster seat, keep the following points in mind: c Choose only a booster seat with a label certifying that it complies with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213 or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213.

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

c Make sure the child(cid:146)s head will be properly supported by the booster seat or vehicle seat. The seat back must be at or above the center of the child(cid:146)s ears. For example, if a

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low back booster seat s1 is chosen, the vehicle seat back must be at or above the center of the child(cid:146)s ears. If the seat back is lower than the center of the child(cid:146)s ears, a high back booster seat s2 should be used. c If the booster seat is compatible with your vehicle, place your child in the booster seat and check the various adjustments to be sure the booster seat is compatible with your child. Always follow all recommended pro- cedures.

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c After placing the child in the booster seat and fastening the seat belt, make

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