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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 understand the operation and maintenance of your vehicle so that you may enjoy many miles of driving pleasure. Please read through this manual before operating your vehicle. A separate Warranty Information Booklet explains details about the warranties covering your vehicle. The “NISSAN Ser- vice and Maintenance Guide” explains details about maintaining and servicing your vehicle. Additionally, a separate Customer Care/Lemon Law Booklet (U.S. only) will explain how to resolve any concerns you may have with your ve- hicle, as well as clarify your rights under your state’s lemon law. Your NISSAN dealership knows your ve- hicle best. When you require any service or have any questions, they will be glad to assist you with the extensive resources available to them.

READ FIRST — THEN DRIVE SAFELY Before driving your vehicle read this own- er’s manual carefully. This will ensure famil- iarity with controls and maintenance re- quirements, assisting you in the safe operation of your vehicle.

WARNING

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION REMINDERS FOR SAFETY! Follow these important driving rules to help ensure a safe and comfortable trip for you and your passengers! ● NEVER drive under the influence of

alcohol or drugs.

● ALWAYS observe posted speed lim- its and never drive too fast for con- ditions.

● ALWAYS use your seat belts and appropriate child restraint systems. Pre-teen children should be seated in the rear seat.

● ALWAYS provide information about the proper use of vehicle safety fea- tures to all occupants of the vehicle. ● ALWAYS review this owner’s manual

for important safety information.

The inside pages of this manual contain a minimum of 50% recycled fibers, including 10% post-consumer fibers.

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

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 illustra- tions in this manual are those in effect at the time of printing. NISSAN reserves the right to change specifications or design without notice and without obligation.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THIS MANUAL

You will see various symbols in this manual. They are used in the following ways:

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 moderate personal injury or damage to your vehicle. To avoid or reduce the risk, the procedures must be followed carefully.

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

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The inside pages of this manual contain a minimum of 50% recycled fibers, including 10% post-consumer fibers.

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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 NORTH AMERICA, INC.

GARDENA, CALIFORNIA

All rights reserved. No part of this Owner’s Manual may be reproduced or stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form, or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photo- copying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Nissan North America, Inc., Gardena, California

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Welcome To The World Of NISSAN

Your new NISSAN is the result of our dedication to produce the finest in safe, reliable and 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 manufactured by Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. which was founded in Tokyo, Japan in 1933, and NISSAN affiliates world- wide, collectively growing to become the fifth largest automaker in the world. In addition to cars and trucks, NISSAN also makes 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 the facilities include the Nissan Manufacturing facility in Smyrna, Tennessee, vehicle styling

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design at Nissan Design America, Inc. 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 the operation of port facilities and transportation services, to the supply of lubri- cants, parts and accessories.

NISSAN pioneered the use of electronics and computers in automobiles, and has led the indus- try in improving both performance and fuel effi- ciency through new engine designs and the use of synthetic materials to reduce vehicle weight. The company has also developed ways to build quality into its vehicles at each stage of the production process, both through extensive use of automation and — most importantly — through an awareness that people are the cen- tral element in quality control.

From the time the parts arrived from our suppli- ers until you took delivery of your new NISSAN, dozens of checks were made to ensure that only the best job was being done in producing and delivering your vehicle. NISSAN also takes great care to ensure that when you take your NISSAN to your dealer for maintenance, the service techni- cian will perform his work according to the quality standards that have been established by the factory.

Safety has also been built into your NISSAN. As you know, seat belts are an integral part of the safety systems that will help protect you and your passengers in the event of a sudden stop or an accident. We urge you to use the 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.

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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 con- tact our (NISSAN’s) Consumer Affairs De- partment using our toll-free number: For U.S. mainland and Alaska 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 (Attached to the top of the instrument panel on the driver’s side.) — Date of purchase — Current odometer reading — Your NISSAN dealer’s name — Your comments or questions OR you may write to NISSAN with the information

on the left at: For U.S. mainland and Alaska custom- ers

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 Canadian 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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1 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems

Seats ......................................................................1-2
Front manual seat adjustment...........................1-3
Front power seat adjustment (if so equipped)..................................................1-4
Three-passenger seat adjustment ....................1-7
Head restraint adjustment ...............................1-10
Armrests ..........................................................1-11
Underseat storage tray....................................1-11
Flexible seating................................................1-12
Tabletop seats.................................................1-18
Seats/floor mats ...................................................1-19
Seating arrangements .....................................1-19
Seat positions..................................................1-20
Floor mat positions..........................................1-27
Supplemental restraint system.............................1-31


Precautions on supplemental restraint system .............................................................1-31
Supplemental air bag warning labels..............1-37
Supplemental air bag warning light.................1-37
Seat belts .............................................................1-39
Precautions on seat belt usage ......................1-39
Child safety......................................................1-41


Pregnant women .............................................1-42
Injured persons................................................1-42
Three-point type seat belt with retractor .........1-42
Three-point type seat belt with retractor for second row bucket seats ...........................1-45
Three-passenger bench seat in the second row position.........................................1-49
Three-passenger bench seat ..........................1-50
Two-point type seat belt without retractor (center of rear seat)..........................1-51
Seat belt extenders .........................................1-53
Seat belt maintenance ....................................1-54
Child restraints .....................................................1-54
Precautions on child restraints........................1-54
Installation on three-passenger bench seat center position .........................................1-56
Installation on second and third row outboard positions ...........................................1-59
Installation on front passenger seat................1-64


LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tether for Children) system ..................................................1-67
Child restraint with top tether strap......................1-68


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Installation on second row bench or bucket seat ......................................................1-69
Installation on three-passenger bench seat in second row ..........................................1-72


Installation on three-passenger bench seat in third row...............................................1-72
Integrated child safety seats (if so equipped)................................................1-73


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SEATS

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● 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 properly. See ‘‘Precautions on Seat Belt Usage’’ later in this section.

WARNING

● 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 acci- dent you could be thrown into it and receive neck or other serious inju- ries. You could also slide under the lap belt and receive serious internal injuries.

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FRONT MANUAL SEAT ADJUSTMENT

WARNING

● Do not adjust the driver’s seat while driving so full attention may be given to vehicle operation. The seat may move suddenly and could cause loss of control of the vehicle.

● After adjustment, gently rock in the is securely

to make sure it

seat locked.

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

Reclining To recline the seatback, pull the lever up and lean back. To bring the seatback forward again, pull the lever up and move your body forward. The seatback moves forward. Re- lease the lever to lock the seatback in position. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-3


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

FRONT POWER SEAT ADJUSTMENT (if so equipped)

WARNING

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

● 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.

For memory seat and mirror information see ‘‘Memory driver seat and mirrors’’ in the ‘‘Pre-driving checks and adjustments’’ sec- tion. Operating tips ● The motor has an auto-reset overload protection circuit. If the motor stops dur- ing operation, wait 30 seconds, then re- activate the switch.

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Forward and backward To move the seat forward, push the power slide switch forward. To move the seat backward, push the power slide switch backward. Release the switch to stop the movement of the seat.

Reclining To recline the seat back, push the power recliner switch backward. To return to a more upright position, push the power re- cliner switch forward. Release the switch to stop the movement of the seatback.

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Seat lifter (driver’s seat only) To raise the height of the seat, lift the power seat height switch and release it when the desired position is reached. To lower the height of the seat, push the power seat height switch down and release it when the desired position is reached.

Lumbar support (if so equipped for driver’s seat) The lumbar support provides lower back support to the driver. Move the lever up or down to adjust the seat lumbar area.

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● 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. ● After adjustment, gently rock in the is securely

to make sure it

seat locked.

THREE-PASSENGER SEAT ADJUSTMENT Reclining To recline the three-passenger seat, lift up on the lever and lean back until the desired position is reached. To bring the seatback forward, pull the lever up and lean your body forward.

WARNING

● Do not recline the seatback while the

vehicle is moving.

● 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 acci- dent you could be thrown into it and receive neck or other serious inju- ries. You could also slide under the lap belt and receive serious internal injuries.

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1. Lift the seat cushion release lever. 2. Lift the seat cushion up into the locked

position.

3. Lift the slide release lever and grasp the

bar under the seat in the center.

4. Slide the seat until locked at a passenger seating position or a storage position. After the seat starts moving, release the slide lever. The seat latches at the next latching position. Continue to lift and release the slide lever until the desired position is obtained. To lower the cushion, the seat must be locked at a passenger seating position. Lift the seat cushion release lever and lower the cushion until locked. The seat cushion cannot be lowered in a storage position. This prevents a pas- senger from using a seat or seat belt that is out of a seating position.

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Sliding Before sliding the seat, fasten the center belt tongue to the center buckle and remove the appropriate floor mats.

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The seating system allows great flexibility. Proper usage is important to your safety.

WARNING

● Do not slide the seat while the ve-

hicle is moving.

● After adjustment, gently rock in the is securely

to make sure it

seat locked.

● After sliding the seat, check that both sides of the seat are locked securely by attempting to move each side of the seat forward and backward. This must be done before the vehicle is

put into motion in order to prevent unintended movement of the seat and passenger injuries.

● Do not allow passengers to use seats placed in storage positions for the seat belts will not protect the occupants. Be sure to use the proper seat belts for each seat location. Improper seat belt usage will in- crease the risk of severe injury in an accident.

● When the vehicle is being used to carry cargo, properly secure all cargo to help prevent it from sliding or shift- ing. Do not place cargo higher than the seatbacks. In a sudden stop or collision, unsecured cargo could cause personal injury.

● Be careful not to damage the seat belt. Never allow anyone to ride in the cargo area or on a seat that is in a storage position. It is not designed for passengers. They could be in- jured in sudden braking or a collision. luggage or packages from sliding forward during braking,

● To prevent

do not stack anything in the cargo area higher than the seatbacks.

● It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area inside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in these ar- eas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed.

● Do not allow people to ride in any area of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat belts. ● Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a seat belt prop- erly.

● Be sure to replace and reposition floor mats as discussed in ‘‘Floor mat positioning’’ in this section.

● The three-passenger sliding bench seat is not intended to be removed from the vehicle by consumers. However, if it must be removed, have a qualified person remove it. That person should refer to the instruc- tions in the service manual. When seat the attaching bolts must be tightened to the appro- priate torque specifications. Failure

is reinstalled,

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to follow these instructions could increase the chance and/or severity of injury in an accident.

Cleaning the seat tracks The seat tracks for the three-passenger sliding bench seat should be cleaned peri- odically with a high-powered vacuum cleaner. Dirty seat tracks may reduce the sliding ability of the seat. A wet cleansing agent may be used if necessary, but the seat tracks must be thoroughly dried. Use a cloth wrapped around a screwdriver (or similar object) to clean the seat tracks. Do not use your fingers to clean debris from the tracks. Do not apply any type of lubricant to the seat tracks.

CAUTION

Never insert fingers into the seat track rails. The rails may be sharp and could cause injury.

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HEAD RESTRAINT ADJUST- MENT To raise the head restraint, pull it up. To lower, push and hold the release button and push the head restraint down. The head restraints on the two-passenger bench seat equipped with the integrated child safety seats are not adjustable or removable.

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

WARNING

Head restraints should be adjusted properly as they may provide signifi- cant protection against injury in an ac- cident. Do not remove them. Check the adjustment after someone else uses the seat.

Some seat arrangements may require re- moval of the head restraints when the seat is in a storage position and not to be used by passengers.

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ARMRESTS To use the armrests on any seat, pull them down to the resting position.

UNDERSEAT STORAGE TRAY Some front passenger seats have an under- seat storage tray. Pull the tray out to ac- cess.

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FLEXIBLE SEATING Removing the second row bench seat

WARNING

● Do not remove or install seats while

the vehicle is moving.

● After adjustment, gently rock in the seat to make sure it is securely locked. ● 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 acci- dent you could be thrown into it and receive neck or other serious inju- ries. You could also slide under the lap belt and receive serious internal injuries.

● 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.

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● When adjusting or moving any of the seats in your vehicle, do not use any of the seat belt buckles, tongues, or webbing to carry or move the seats. Lifting the seats by any of the seat belts could damage them. Damaged seat belts should be replaced at an authorized NISSAN dealer. Failure to follow these instructions could in- crease the chance and/or severity of injury in an accident.

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CAUTION

● The seats are heavy. Two people

should remove or install them.

● Do not sit in seats that have been removed from the vehicle. They may tip over and you could be injured.

1. Detach the single window seat belt tongue from the auxiliary buckle mounted to the side of the seat and store the tongue out of the way. For detailed infor- mation, see ‘‘Two buckle seat belt sys- tem for the second row bench seat’’ later in this section.

2. Lift up the recliner lever. 3. Fold the seatback fully forward. 4. Unlock the seat legs at the two rear floor latch levers by pulling up on the two straps.

5. Lift the back of the seat. 6. Slide the seat rearward off the front an-

chor positions.

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all four seat legs are securely latched.

5. Insert the single window seat belt tongue into the auxiliary buckle mounted to the side of the seat.

Installing the second row bench seat Clean the area around the seat leg floor anchors before installing the seat. 1. With the seatback fully folded, place the seat behind the floor anchors and catch the seat leg hooks into each floor anchor. 2. Push down on the back of the seat to

secure the two rear floor latches.

3. Lift up the recliner lever and raise the

seatback.

4. Rock the seat back and forth to be sure

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Removing second row bucket seats

WARNING

● Do not remove or install seats while

the vehicle is moving.

● After adjustment, gently rock in the is securely

to make sure it

seat locked.

● 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 acci- dent you could be thrown into it and receive neck or other serious inju- ries. You could also slide under the lap belt and receive serious internal injuries.

● 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.

● When adjusting or moving any of the seats in your vehicle, do not use any of the seat belt buckles, tongues, or webbing to carry or move the seats. Lifting the seats by any of the seat belts could damage them. Damaged seat belts should be replaced at your NISSAN dealer. Failure to follow these instructions could increase the chance and/or severity of injury in an accident.

CAUTION

● The seats are heavy. Two people

should remove or install them.

● Do not sit in seats that have been removed from the vehicle. They may tip over and you could be injured.

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1. Lift the recliner lever. 2. Fold the seatback fully forward.

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3. Unlock the seat legs at the two rear floor latch levers by pulling up on the two straps.

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4. Lift

the back of

the seat and slide it

rearward off the front anchor positions.

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4. Rock the seat back and forth to be sure it

is securely latched.

The second row bucket seats are not interchangeable. If you are having diffi- culty installing the seats, you may have them in the wrong location.

Second row passenger side bucket seat The bucket seat near the passenger side sliding door can be moved forward to allow easier entry and exit for third seat passen- gers.

Installing the second row bucket seats Clean the area around the seat leg floor anchors before installing the seat. 1. With the seatback fully folded, place the seat behind the floor anchors and slide seat leg hooks so they catch into each floor anchor.

2. Push down on the rear of the seat to

secure the two rear floor latches.

3. Lift the recliner lever and raise the seat-

back.

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WARNING

● Never place hard items such as cof- fee mugs or drinking glasses on the tabletop seats when the vehicle is moving. Any item can become a pro- jectile inside a vehicle involved in a collision. To help prevent personal injury, never leave loose items on the folded-down tabletop seats when the vehicle is moving.

● Do not use the tabletop and cup holder feature while the vehicle is in motion unless you are properly seated with your seat belt on.

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TABLETOP SEATS The second and third row seats convert into tabletops with built-in cupholders. To use the tabletop seats, lift up on the seatback release lever and fold the seatback forward.

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There is also a lever behind the passenger bucket seat that allows third seat passen- gers to move the bucket seat forward with- out help from another passenger.

SEATS/FLOOR MATS

SEATING ARRANGEMENTS Many different arrangements for passenger seating or cargo hauling are available, as you will see in the following illustrations. The second row seats may be removed and the third row seat may be moved forward to the second row seating position. The second and third row seats have a fold-down table- top feature. This offers a variety of uses for the vehicle when moving or stopped. The illustrations shown reflect the different seating positions available. Before you begin to arrange the seats in your vehicle, read all of the cautions and warnings in this section, including the information on the removable floor mats. Also observe any labels that are in the vehicle.

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WARNING

● While the vehicle is in motion, pas- sengers should always be seated in a forward facing direction in a seat which is properly secured and ad- justed. Seat belts should always be used. Sitting without a seat belt in a seat that is not properly secured in one of the locations shown in this chapter, or in a place without a seat and seat belt can result in personal injury in a sudden stop or collision. ● 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 acci- dent, you could be thrown into it and receive neck or other serious inju- ries. You could also slide under the lap belt and receive serious internal injuries.

● 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.

● It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area inside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in these ar- eas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed.

● Do not allow people to ride in any area of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat belts. ● Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a seat belt prop- erly.

● Do not place hard items such as coffee mugs or drinking glasses on the tabletop seats when the vehicle is moving. Any item can become a projectile inside a vehicle involved in a collision. To help prevent personal injury, never leave loose items on the fold-down tabletop seats when the vehicle is moving.

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SEAT POSITIONS With second row bench seat The most common seating arrangement for seven passengers is with the three- passenger bench seat in seating position #1. This provides more leg room for the passengers sitting in the third row.

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When more cargo area room is necessary, the three-passenger sliding bench seat can be moved to seating position #2 or #3. These seating arrangements provide less leg room for third row passengers, but more cargo room.

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The fold-down tabletop seats in the second and third rows provide a surface for eating or playing games on long trips.

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the seat cushion of

If a considerable amount of cargo area is needed, the three- passenger sliding bench seat can be flipped up and the seat can be moved up to storage position #2, just behind the second row seat.

When maximum cargo area is needed and there are no rear seat passengers, the second row seat can be removed and the three-passenger sliding bench seat can be moved up to storage position #1, just behind the front seats.

The second row bench seat can be folded down to serve as a tabletop for passengers sitting in the three-passenger bench seat.

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The second and third row bench seats can be folded down to tabletops.

To increase cargo area space, the second row bench seat can be removed and the three-passenger sliding seat can be moved up to the second row position.

The third seat can be folded down into a tabletop.

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With the third seat folded down and the second seat removed, cargo can be placed in between the front seats and the third row seat. Passengers should not be allowed to ride in areas meant for cargo. Passen- gers should always be properly re- strained in seat belts.

The second row seat can be folded down and the third row seat can be moved just behind it in a storage position.

With second row bucket seats The normal seating arrangement for seven passengers is with the three-passenger bench seat in seating position #1. This provides more leg room for the passengers sitting in the third row.

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When one passenger in the three- passenger bench seat would like more leg room, one of the second row bucket seats can be removed.

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When more cargo area room is necessary, the three-passenger sliding bench seat can be moved to seating position #2 or #3. This seating arrangement provides less leg room for third row passengers, but more cargo room.

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If passengers in the three-passenger bench seat would like more leg room, both second row bucket seats can be removed. Passen- gers should not be allowed to ride in areas meant for cargo. Passengers should always be properly restrained by seat belts.

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FLOOR MAT POSITIONS Seven passenger seating Removable floor mats Whenever you remove the mats for any reason, the mats must be reinstalled before passengers ride in your vehicle. The floor mats are specifically designed to keep objects out of the seat tracks. The cargo mat is reversible.

Three-passenger bench seat in storage position

CAUTION

It is important to replace the floor mats whenever they are removed for any reason. The floor mats are intended to help prevent the possibility that high heeled shoes or similar objects might become stuck in the seat tracks. Failure to replace the floor mats might result in personal injury.

Be sure to keep the seat tracks clear of debris by cleaning them periodically. Review the following illustrations so you will know the proper way to place the floor mats with the various seating arrangements available in your vehicle.

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Five Passenger Seating

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Five Passenger Seating with cargo room The step mats are not used in this seating configuration.

Three-passenger bench seat in fully forward position The step mats are not used in this seating configuration.

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● Properly secure all cargo to help prevent 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.

the vehicle that

● Do not allow people to ride in any area of is not equipped with seats and seat belts. ● Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and is using a seat belt properly.

● Failure to follow proper seating in- structions in this section could re- sult in serious personal injury in an accident or during a sudden stop.

over the floor mat positioning bracket lo- cated at the base of the driver’s seat. Push the positioning pins into the seat tracks to ensure correct installation, then straighten the mats as necessary. The step mats have holes in addition to pins. When the mats are arranged properly, the positioning pins of the two mats on either side of each step mat should fit through the holes in the step mats and into the seat track.

WARNING

● Do not allow passengers to use seats placed in storage positions because the seat belts will not pro- tect the occupants. Be sure to use the proper seat belts for each seat location. Improper seat belt usage will increase the risk of severe injury in an accident.

● It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area inside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in these ar- eas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed.

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Floor mat positioning aid Positioning pins are attached to three of the floor mats. The cargo mat and front mats do not have pins. However, the driver’s front floor mat has a grommet which is placed

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SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM

PRECAUTIONS ON SUPPLE- MENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM This supplemental restraint system descrip- tion contains important information concern- ing the driver and passenger supplemental front air bags. The supplemental restraint system air bags can help reduce impact force to the driver and front passenger in certain frontal collisions. The supplemental air bags are designed to supplement the crash protection provided by the seat belts and are not a substitute for the seat belts. The seat belts should always be correctly worn and the driver and front passenger seated a suitable distance from the steering wheel and instrument panel. See ‘‘Seat belts’’ and “Precautions on seat belt usage” later in this section for details. The supplemental air bags operate only when the ignition switch is in the ON or START position. After turning the ignition key to the ON position, the supplemental air bag warn- ing light illuminates. The supplemental air bag warning light will turn off after about 7 seconds if the system is opera- tional.

WARNING

● The supplemental front air bag ordi- narily will not inflate in the event of a side impact, rear impact, roll over, or lower severity frontal collision. Always wear your seat belts to help reduce the risk or severity of injury in various kinds of accidents.

● The seat belts and the supplemental front air bag are most effective when you are sitting back and upright in the seat. Front air bags inflate with great force. If you are unrestrained, leaning- forward, sitting sideways, you are at

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greater risk of injury or death in a crash. You may also receive serious or fatal injuries from the supplemental front air bag if you are up against it when it inflates. Always sit back against the seatback and as far away as practical from the steering wheel or instrument panel. Always use the seat belts.

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

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WARNING

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

● Children may be severly injured or killed when the supplemental front air bag inflates if they are not prop- erly restrained.

● Never install a rear-facing child re- straint in the front seat. An inflating supplemental front air bag could se- riously injure or kill your child. See ‘‘Child restraints’’ later in this sec- tion for details.

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Supplemental front air bag system The driver supplemental air bag is located in the center of the steering wheel. The front passenger supplemental air bag is mounted in the dashboard above the glove box. These systems are designed to meet optional certification requirements under U.S. regula- tions. They are also permitted in Canada. The optional certification allows front air bags to be designed to inflate somewhat less force- fully than previously. However, all of the information, cautions and warnings in this manual still apply and must be followed.

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The supplemental front air bag system is designed to inflate in higher severity frontal collisions, although it may inflate if the forces in another type of collision are similar to those of a higher severity frontal impact. It may not inflate in certain frontal collisions. Vehicle damage (or lack of it) is not always an indica- tion of proper supplemental air bag system operation. When the supplemental front air bag in- flates, a fairly loud noise may be heard, followed by the release of smoke. This smoke is not harmful and does not indicate a fire. Care should be taken to not intention-

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ally inhale it, as it may cause irritation and choking. Those with a history of a breathing condition should get fresh air promptly. The supplemental front air bags, along with the use of seat belts, help to cushion the impact force on the face and chest of the occupant. They can help save lives and reduce serious injuries. However, an inflat- ing front air bag may cause facial abrasions or other injuries. Front air bags do not provide restraint to the lower body. Seat belts should be correctly worn and the driver and passenger seated upright as far away as practical from the steering wheel or instrument panel. The supplemental front air bag inflates quickly in order to help protect the front occupants. Because of the force of the front air bag inflating can in- crease the risk of injury if the occupant is too close to, or is against, the air bag module during inflation.The air bag deflates quickly after a collision. The supplemental air bags operate only when the ignition switch is in the ON or START position. After turning the ignition key to the ON position, the supplemental air bag warn-

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ing light illuminates. The supplemental air bag warning light will turn off after about 7 seconds if the system is opera- tional.

WARNING

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

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

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

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

● 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 and above the instrument panel or by installing ad- ditional trim material around the air bag system.

Installation of

● Work around and on the supplemen- tal front air bag system should be done by an authorized NISSAN dealer. electrical equipment should also be done by an authorized NISSAN dealer. The Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) wiring should not be modified or disconnected. Unauthorized elec- trical test equipment and probing devices should not be used on the air bag system.

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

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● The SRS wiring harness connectors

are yellow for easy identification.

When selling your vehicle, we request that you inform the buyer about the supplemen- tal 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

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

collision

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

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● No unauthorized changes should be made to any components or wiring of the pre-tensioner seat belt sys- tem. This is to prevent accidental

activation 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 in- jury.

● 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.

● If you need to dispose of the pre- tensioner or scrap the vehicle, con- tact an authorized NISSAN dealer. Correct pre-tensioner disposal pro- cedures are set forth in the appropri- ate NISSAN Service Manual. Incor- rect disposal procedures could cause personal injury.

The front seat pre-tensioner seat belt sys- tem activates in conjunction with the supple- mental front air bag. Working with the seat belt retractor, it helps tighten the seat belt

the instant the vehicle becomes involved in certain types of collisions, thereby restrain- ing 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 and does not indicate a fire. Care should be taken to not intentionally 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 air bag warning light will flash intermittently after the igni- tion key is turned to the ON or START position. In this case, the pre-tensioner seat belt will 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 appropriate 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, displaying in the instrument panel, monitors the circuits of the supplemental air bag and pretensioner systems. The circuits monitored by the air bag warning light in- clude the diagnosis sensor unit, supplemen- tal air bag modules, pre-tensioner seat belt system and all related wiring. When the ignition key is in the ON or START position, the supplemental air bag warning light illuminates for about 7 seconds and Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-37


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then turns off. This means the system is operational. If any of the following conditions occur, the supplemental air bag and pre-tensioner seat belt systems need servicing and should be taken to your nearest authorized NISSAN dealer. ● The supplemental air bag warning light remains on after approximately 7 sec- onds.

● The supplemental air bag warning light

flashes intermittently.

● The supplemental air bag warning light

does not come on at all.

Under these conditions, the supplemental air bag and/or pre-tensioner seat belts may not operate properly. It must be checked and repaired. Take your vehicle to the near- est authorized NISSAN dealer.

WARNING

Repair and replacement procedure The supplemental front air bag modules are designed to inflate on a one-time-only basis. As a reminder, unless it is damaged, the supplemental air bag light remains illumi- nated after inflation has occurred. Repair and replacement of the air bag system should be done only by an authorized NIS- SAN dealer. When maintenance work is required on the vehicle, the supplemental front air bag sys- tem and related parts should be pointed out to the person conducting the maintenance. The ignition key should always be in the LOCK position when working under the hood or inside the vehicle.

WARNING

● Once the supplemental front air bag inflates, the air bag module will not function again and should be re- placed by an authorized NISSAN dealer. The air bag module cannot be repaired.

● The supplemental front air bag sys- tem should be inspected by an au- thorized NISSAN dealer if there is any damage to the front end portion of the supplemental air bag has inflated.

the vehicle or replaced if

● If you need to dispose of a supple- mental air bag or scrap the vehicle, contact an authorized NISSAN dealer. Correct supplemental air bag dis- posal procedures are set forth in the appropriate NISSAN Service Manual. Incorrect disposal procedures could cause personal injury.

is on,

If the supplemental air bag warning light the supplemental front air bag system will not operate in an accident.

it could mean that

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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 passengers to buckle up every time you drive, even if your seating position includes a supplemental air bag. Most U.S. States and Canadian prov- inces or territories require that seat belts be worn at all times when a vehicle is being driven.

WARNING

● Every person who drives or rides in this vehicle should use a seat belt at all times. Children should be prop- erly restrained and, if appropriate, in a child restraint.

● The belt should be 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. Seri- ous injury or death can occur if the seat belt is not worn properly.

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● 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.

● 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 inter- nal injuries in an accident.

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

● Do not allow more than one person

to use the same seat belt.

● Never carry more people in the ve-

hicle than there are seat belts.

● 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 indi- cate a malfunction in the system. Have the system checked by an au- thorized NISSAN dealer.

● All seat belt assemblies,

including retractors and attaching hardware, should be inspected after any colli- sion by an authorized NISSAN dealer. NISSAN recommends that all seat

belt assemblies in use during a colli- sion be replaced unless 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 dam- age or improper operation is noted.

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● 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.

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 pounds (9
kg) should be placed in rear facing child restraints. Forward 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 improp- erly fitting seat belt could cause seri- ous or fatal injury. Always use appro- priate child restraints.

ger (For precautions, see ‘‘Supplemental restraint system’’ earlier in this section). Infants and small children NISSAN recommends that infants and small children be placed in a child restraint that complies with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards or Canadian Motor Ve- hicle Safety Standards. You should choose a child restraint that fits your vehicle and always follow the manufacturer’s instruc- tions for installation and use. Larger children Children who are too large for child re- straints should be seated and restrained by the seat belts which are provided. If the child’s seating position has a shoulder belt that fits close to the face or neck, the use of a booster seat (commercially available) may help overcome this. The booster seat should raise the child so the shoulder belt 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 Ve- hicle Safety Standards. Once the child has Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-41


All US States and Canadian provinces re- quire the use of approved child restraints for infants and small children. See ‘‘Child re- straints’’ 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 pre-teens and children be restrained in the rear seat if possible. According to accident statistics, children are safer when prop- erly 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-

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grown enough 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 mov- ing. The child could be seriously in- jured 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 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 rec- ommendations. INJURED PERSONS NISSAN recommends injured persons use seat belts, depending on the injury. Check with your doctor for specific recommenda- tions. 1-42 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems

THREE-POINT TYPE SEAT BELT WITH RETRACTOR

WARNING

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

● 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 injuries. ● 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 properly. See “Precautions on seat belt usage” earlier in this section.

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later in this section for

‘‘Child restraints’’ 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 activated. If it is activated, it may cause uncomfortable seat belt tension.

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Fastening the seat belts 1. Adjust the seat. 2. Slowly pull the seat belt out of the retrac- tor and insert the tongue into the buckle until you hear and feel the latch engage. 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.

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 seat passenger seat belt and rear three-point seat belts have a cinching mechanism for child restraint installation. It is referred to as the automatic locking mode. When the automatic locking mode is acti- vated, the seat belt cannot be withdrawn again until the seat belt tongue is detached from the buckle and fully retracted. Refer to

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belts, check their operation as follows. ● Grasp the shoulder belt and pull quickly forward. The retractor should lock and restrict further belt movement. the retractor does not

lock during this If check or if you have any questions about belt operation, see an authorized NISSAN dealer.

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Unfastening the seat belts To unfasten the seat belt, press the button on the buckle. The seat belt automatically retracts. Checking seat belt operation Seat belt retractors are designed to lock seat belt movement: 1) when the seat belt is pulled quickly from

the retractor, and

2) when the vehicle slows down rapidly. To increase your confidence in the seat

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Shoulder belt height adjustment (for front seats) The shoulder belt anchor height should be adjusted to the position best for you (See ‘‘Precautions on seat belt usage’’ earlier in this section.). To adjust, press the release button and move the shoulder belt anchor to the desired position 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 button to lock the shoulder belt anchor into position.

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WARNING

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

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

not be against your body. In an acci- dent you could be thrown into it and receive neck or other serious inju- ries. You could also slide under the lap belt and receive serious internal injuries.

● 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 belt 1. Adjust the seat. 2. Slowly pull the seat belt out of the retrac- tor and insert the tongue into the buckle until you hear and feel the latch engage. 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.

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THREE-POINT TYPE SEAT BELT WITH RETRACTOR FOR SECOND ROW BUCKET SEATS

WARNING

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

● Do not ride in a moving vehicle when the seatback is reclined. This can be dangerous. The shoulder belt will

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Two buckle seat belt system for the second row bench seat There is a two buckle seat belt system for the seating position of the second row bench seat next to the passenger side slid- ing door.

WARNING

● It is very important that you follow the instructions in this section before anyone rides in this seating position of the two-passenger bench seat.

● Failure to do so may result in im- proper positioning of seat belt which could lead to increased likelihood or severity of injury in a sudden stop or collision.

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3. Position the lap belt portion low and

snug on the hips as shown.

4. Pull the shoulder belt portion toward the

retractor to take up extra slack.

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The two-passenger bench seat in the sec- ond row has a seat belt system made up of two buckles and two tongues. There are two body attaching points (one upper and one lower) that attach each end of the seat belt webbing.

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positioned properly and fastened to the buckle mounted in the middle of the seat. When the two buckle seat belt system is not in use, the webbing can be secured with the seat belt clip. The seat belt clip should not be used with a child seat or during seat belt usage. The seat belt clip opening should face the front of the vehicle.

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A twisted belt may prevent the retractor from working properly. If the two buckle seat belt system is twisted, disengage the single window tongue from the auxiliary buckle on the side of the seat, remove the twist and reinstall the tongue into the auxiliary buckle until you hear a snap and feel the latch engage. Both tongues must be attached to their appropriate buckles whenever someone is riding in that seating position. If the tongues are released to allow a third row passenger to enter or exit, the tongues must be reattached.

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One of the seat belt tongues has two ‘‘win- dows’’ (or holes) and the other has only one ‘‘window’’. The seat belt tongue with one window attaches to the auxiliary buckle mounted to the side of the seat. The seat belt tongue with two windows should be

When the two-passenger bench seat is re- moved from the vehicle, you must detach the single window tongue from the auxiliary buckle. When the three-passenger bench seat is moved up to the second row position, the passenger seated near the passenger side sliding door needs to use the double window tongue and the standard buckle only. Because three-passenger bench seat is wider and closer to the passenger side sliding door, the single window seat belt tongue and the auxiliary buckle are not necessary.

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Third row passengers must be very careful when exiting because of the auxiliary seat belt. It is important to step over the seat belt guide and belt webbing to avoid tripping.

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

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Checking seat belt operation (Three-point type seat belt with retractor) Seat belt retractors are designed to lock seat belt movement: 1) when the seat belt is pulled quickly from

the retractor, and

2) when the vehicle slows down rapidly. To increase your confidence in the seat belts, check their operation as follows. ● Grasp the shoulder belt and pull quickly forward. The retractor should lock and restrict further belt movement. the retractor does not

If lock during this check or if you have any questions about seat belt operation, see an authorized NISSAN dealer.

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THREE-PASSENGER BENCH SEAT IN THE SECOND ROW POSITION Fastening the seat belts When the three-passenger bench seat is moved up to the second row position, the passenger seated near the passenger side sliding door needs to use the double window tongue and the standard buckle only. Because three-passenger bench seat is wider and closer to the passenger side sliding door, the single window seat belt tongue and the auxiliary buckle are not necessary. 1. Adjust the seat.

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2. Slowly pull the seat belt out of the retrac- tor and insert the tongue into the buckle until you hear and feel the latch engage.

3. Position the passenger side shoulder belt

in the shoulder belt retainer.

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