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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 un- der NISSAN warranties.

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.

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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.

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

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WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF NISSAN

NISSAN pioneered the use of electronics and com- puters in automobiles, and has led the industry in improving both performance and fuel efficiency through new engine designs and the use of syn- thetic materials to reduce vehicle weight. The com- pany has also developed ways to build quality into its vehicles at each stage of the production process, both through extensive use of automation and (cid:151) most importantly (cid:151) through an awareness that people are the central element in quality control. From the time the parts arrived from our suppliers 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 technician will perform his work according to the quality standards that have been established by NISSAN. 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 passen- gers 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 re- flects our major goal: to provide you, our customer, with a vehicle that is built with quality and craftsman- ship (cid:151) a product that we can be proud to build and you can be proud to own.

Your new NISSAN is the result of our dedication to produce the finest in safe, reliable and economical transportation. Your vehicle is the product of a suc- cessful worldwide company that manufactures cars and trucks in over 17 countries and distributes them in 170 nations. NISSAN vehicles are designed and manufactured by Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. which was founded in Tokyo, Japan in 1933, and NISSAN affiliates world- wide, collectively growing to become the fifth largest automaker in the world. In addition to cars and trucks, NISSAN also makes forklift trucks, marine engines, boats and other diversified products. NISSAN has made a substantial and growing in- vestment in North America. NISSAN(cid:146)s commitment is over $6 billion dollars in capital investments in facilities across the continent. Some of the facilities include the Nissan Manufacturing facilities in Can- ton, Mississippi and in Smyrna, Tennessee, vehicle

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styling design at Nissan Design America, Inc. in San Diego, California, and engineering at Nissan Tech- nical Center North America in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Additionally, NISSAN employs more than 21,000 people throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. An additional 60,000 people work for the 1,250 NISSAN and INFINITI dealers across North America. NISSAN is also a substantial contributor to the Canadian economy. Nissan Canada Inc., its suppli- ers and over 150 dealers employ approximately 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 ma- terials and services ranging from the operation of port facilities and transportation services, to the supply of lubricants, parts and accessories.

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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 ques- tions, please contact the NISSAN Consumer Affairs Department using our toll-free number: For U.S. mainland and Alaska customers

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

For Hawaii customers

1-808-836-0888 (Oahu Number)

For Canadian customers

1-800-387-0122


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)

(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

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

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


For Hawaii customers

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


For 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

Illustrated table of contents

Safety(cid:151)Seats, seat belts and supplemental air bags

Instruments and controls

Pre-driving checks and adjustments

Display screen, 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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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 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.

3rd row bench center seat belt (P. 1-31) 3rd row bench seat belts (P. 1-31) Top tether strap anchor points (P. 1-53) 2nd row captain(cid:146)s chair seat belts (P. 1-31) Front seat belts (P. 1-31) Supplemental curtain side-impact air bag (P. 1-15) Supplemental front impact air bags (P. 1-15) Seats (P. 1-2)

8. 9. Occupant classification sensor (weight

sensor) (P.1-22)

10. Seat belt pretensioners (P. 1-28) 11. Top tether strap anchor for vehicles

without 2nd or 3rd row seats (P. 1-53) 12. Supplemental side impact air bag (if so

equipped) (P. 1-15)

13. LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for

CHildren) (P. 1-51)

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

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EXTERIOR FRONT

Engine hood (P. 3-14)

1. 2. Headlight and turn signal switch

(P. 2-15) Replacing bulbs (P. 8-28)

3. 4. Windshield wiper and washer switch

(P. 2-13)

Tire pressure (P. 9-11)

5. Windshield (P. 8-19) 6. 7.

Power windows (P. 2-36) Door locks, keyfob, keys (P. 3-3, 3-9, 3-2) 8. Mirrors (P. 3-23) 9. 10. Flat tire (P. 6-2) 11. Tire chains (P. 8-36) 12. Fog light switch (P. 2-19) 13. Tie down/towing hooks (P. 6-12) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details.

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EXTERIOR REAR

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Rear window defroster switch (P. 2-15) Vehicle loading (P. 9-12) Back door (P. 3-15) Back door release (P. 3-18) Replacing bulbs (P. 8-28) Fuel filler cap, fuel recommendation (P. 3-20, P. 9-3) Fuel filler lid (P. 3-20) Sliding doors (P. 3-5, P. 3-7)

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

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PASSENGER COMPARTMENT

1.

DVD entertainment system (if so equipped) (P. 4-44) Personal lights (P. 2-42) Skyview roof (if so equipped) (P. 2-39) Sunroof (if so equipped) (P. 2-39)

2. 3. 4. 5. Map lights (P. 2-43) 6. Sun visors (P. 3-22) 7. HomeLinkT (P. 2-43) 8. 9. Glove box (P. 2-28) 10. Seats (P. 1-2) 11. Cup holders (P. 2-32) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details.

Storage (P. 2-25)

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INSTRUMENT PANEL

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

Driver side, center and passenger side ventilators (P. 4-17) Headlight and turn signal switch (P. 2-15) Steering wheel switch for audio control (if so equipped) (P. 4-41) Driver supplemental air bag/horn (P. 1-15, P. 2-20) Cruise control main/set switches (P. 5-12)

6. Windshield wiper/washer switch and

rear window wiper/washer switch (P. 2-13, 2-14)

7. Meters and gauges (P. 2-3) 8.

Display screen/Navigation system* (P. 4-2, P. 4-8)

9. Warning/indicator lights (P. 2-6) 10. Front passenger supplemental air bag

(P. 1-15)

11. Glove box (P. 2-28) 12. Climate controls (P. 4-17, 4-27) 13. Hazard warning flasher switch

(P. 2-20)

14. Audio system controls (P. 4-30) 15. Display screen/Navigation system*

controls (P. 4-2, 4-8)

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16. Shift selector lever (P. 5-7)

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17. Tilt steering wheel controls (P. 3-21) 18. Rear sonar system off switch (if so

equipped) (P. 2-22)

19. Vehicle dynamic control (VDC) off

switch (if so equipped) or Traction con- trol system (TCS) off switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-22, P. 2-22)

Instrument brightness control (P. 2-18)

20. Lights on demand switch (P.2-41 ) 21. 22. Outside mirror controls (P. 3-24) *: 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 LOCATIONS

Power steering fluid reservoir (P. 8-13) 1. Engine oil filler cap (P. 8-8) 2. Brake fluid reservoir (P. 8-14) 3. Air cleaner (P. 8-18) 4. Battery (P. 8-15) 5. Fuse/fusible link box (P. 8-23) 6. Transmission dipstick (P. 8-11, P. 8-12) 7. Engine oil dipstick (P. 8-8) 8. 9. Radiator cap (P. 8-7) 10. Fuse block (P. 8-23) 11. Windshield washer fluid reservoir

(P. 8-14)

12. Coolant reservoir (P. 8-7) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details.

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WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTS

Warning

light

Name

Page

Warning

light

Name

Page

Indicator

light

Name

Page

or

or

Anti-lock brake warning light

Brake warning light

Charge warning light

Door open warning light

Engine oil pres- sure warning light

Low fuel warn- ing light

2-6


2-7


2-7


2-7


2-7


2-8


Low tire pres- sure warning light

Low windshield washer fluid warning light

Seat belt warn- ing light and chime

Supplemental air bag warning light

2-8


2-9


2-9


2-9


or

Automatic transmission position indica- tor light

Front passenger air bag status light

Cruise main switch indicator light

Cruise set switch indicator light

High beam in- dicator light (blue)

2-9


2-8


2-9


2-10


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2-11


Indicator

light

Name

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

Indicator

light

Name

Malfunction indicator lamp (MIL)

Overdrive off indicator light

Security indica- tor light (NVIS)

Slip indicator light

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

Turn signal/hazard indicator lights

Page

2-10


2-10


2-8


2-10


2-10


2-11


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1 Safety(cid:151)Seats, seat belts and supplemental air bags

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


Front manual seat adjustment (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Front power seat adjustment (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5
2nd row captain(cid:146)s chair adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6
3rd row bench seat adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-8
Head restraint adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-10
Armrests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11
Flexible seating. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11
Supplemental restraint system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-15


Precautions on supplemental restraint system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-15
Supplemental air bag warning labels. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-29
Supplemental air bag warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-30
Seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-31


Precautions on seat belt usage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-31
Child safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-33
Pregnant women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-34
Injured persons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-34
Three-point type seat belt with retractor . . . . . . . . . . 1-35
Seat belt extenders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-40
Seat belt maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-40
Child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-40
Precautions on child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-40
Installation on 2nd row captain(cid:146)s chairs . . . . . . . . . . 1-42
Installation on 3rd row bench seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-46
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-51
Top tether strap child restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-53
Installation on front passenger seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-55


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FRONT MANUAL SEAT ADJUSTMENT (if so equipped)

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.

SEATS

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 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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Seat lifter (if so equipped for driver(cid:146)s seat) Turn either dial to adjust the angle and height of the seat cushion to the desired position.

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

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

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 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.

FRONT POWER SEAT ADJUSTMENT (if so equipped)

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 and become trapped in a window. Unattended chil- dren could become involved in serious 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

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Seat lifter (if so equipped for 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.

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

2ND ROW CAPTAIN(cid:146)S CHAIR ADJUSTMENT Forward and backward Pull the lever ups1 and hold it while you slides2
the seat forward or backward to the desired position. Release the lever to lock the seat in position.

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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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Reclining To recline the seatback, pull up on the lever and lean back.

The recline feature allows adjustment of the seat back for occupants of different sizes 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.

WARNING

c After adjustment, gently rock in the seat

to make sure it is securely locked.

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Folding To fold the seatback forward, for cargo hauling, lift up on the recline lever and fold the seatback over the seat base.

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.

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c It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area inside a vehicle. In a colli- sion, people riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed.

c 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 properly.

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Tip up for easy entry to the 3rd row The 2nd row captain(cid:146)s chairs can be tipped for- ward for easy entry or exit from the 3rd row bench seat. To enter the 3rd row bench seat lift up on the lever located on the lower base of the 2nd row captain(cid:146)s chair to tip the seat forward. To exit the 3rd row bench seat pull back on the lever on the lower base of the 2nd row captain(cid:146)s chair and push the seat forward.

3RD ROW BENCH SEAT ADJUSTMENT Reclining Lift up on the latch in the center of the seatback to adjust the back of the seat. Release the latch to lock the seatback into position.

WARNING

c After adjustment, gently rock in the seat

to make sure it is securely locked.

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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 It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area inside a vehicle. In a colli- sion, people riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed.

c 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 properly.

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Folding To fold the seatback forward, for cargo hauling, lift up on the latch in the center of the seatback to fold the seatback over the seat base.

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.

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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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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.

The 2nd row captain(cid:146)s chairs and the 3rd row bench seat head restraints are removable for stowage. The front seat head restraints are not removable.

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

FLEXIBLE SEATING Folding the 2nd row captain(cid:146)s chair s1 To fold the 2nd row captain(cid:146)s chairs to the floor for maximum cargo hauling, remove the head restraints. Remove the head restraints by lifting up, then push and hold the release knob and place them in the storage bag. Make sure to secure the storage bag, see (cid:147)Head restraint storage(cid:148) in the (cid:147)Instrument and controls(cid:148) section of this Owner(cid:146)s Manual. Lift up on the recline lever to fold the seat- back forward on the seat base.

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s3 Push down on the small knob on the back of

the seat to release the base of the seat.

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s4 Then fold the entire seat forward into the

stowed position in the floor.

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.

s5 Reverse this process to return the 2nd row captain(cid:146)s chairs to a seating position. Make sure to properly install the head re- straints and to push the seats down into the floor until they latch into place.

WARNING

c Head restraints should be adjusted properly as they may provide significant protection against injury in an accident. Always replace and adjust them prop- erly if they have been removed for any reason.

c If the head restraints are removed for any reason, they should be securely stored to prevent them from causing injury to passengers or damage to the vehicle in case of sudden braking or an accident.

c When the vehicle is being used to carry cargo, 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 personal injury.

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s1 To fold the 3rd row bench seat flat into the floor, for maximum cargo hauling, remove all three head restraints. Remove the head re- straint by lifting up, then push and hold the release button and continue lifting. Then place them in the storage bag. Make sure to secure the storage bag. See (cid:147)Head restraint storage(cid:148) in the (cid:147)Instrument and controls(cid:148) section of this Owner(cid:146)s Manual.

WARNING

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If the head restraints are removed for any reason, they should be securely stored to prevent them from causing injury to pas- sengers or damage to the vehicle in case of sudden braking or an accident.

Folding the 3rd row bench seat

WARNING

c The 3rd row bench seat is heavy. Be

careful when folding and unfolding.

c To avoid injury to yourself or others, keep hands and body clear of floor opening when folding.

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s2 Disconnect and secure the center seat belt and tongues into the retractor base. See (cid:147)Stowing rear center seat belt(cid:148) later in this section. Then push the button in the center of the seatback while pulling back on the pull strap to release the back of the seat. Rotate the seatback toward the back of the vehicle.

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s3 Pull up on the lever located on the back of the seat base. This will fold the seat base toward the back of the vehicle.

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s4 The entire seat will rotate toward you and

stow flat in the floor.

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s5 The rear seat anchors are spring loaded and can be folded into the side panels to maxi- mize cargo space. The anchors are held in the folded position by the items in the cargo area. When the load is removed from the cargo area, the rear seat anchors automati- cally return to the unfolded position.

6. Reverse this process to return the bench seat to a seating position. Make sure to properly install the head restraints, push the bench seat down into the floor, and pull back on the seatback until they latch into place.

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WARNING

c When the vehicle is being used to carry cargo, 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 personal injury.

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 Head restraints should be adjusted properly as they may provide significant protection against injury in an accident. Always replace and adjust them prop- erly if they have been removed for any reason.

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.

SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM

PRECAUTIONS ON SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM This Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) sec- tion contains important information concerning the driver and passenger supplemental front air bags (NISSAN Advanced Air Bag System), supplemental side air bags, curtain side-impact air bags and pre-tensioner seat belts. Supplemental front impact air bag system: The NISSAN advanced air bag system can help cushion the impact force to the head and chest of the driver and front passenger in certain frontal collisions. Supplemental side-impact air bag system (if so equipped): This system can help cushion the impact force to the chest area of the driver and front passenger in certain side impact colli- sions. The supplemental side air bag is designed to inflate on the side where the vehicle is im- pacted. Supplemental curtain side-impact air bag system: This system can help cushion the im- pact force to the head of occupants in front and rear outboard seating positions in certain side impact collisions. The curtain side-impact air bags are designed to inflate on the side where the vehicle is impacted.

These supplemental restraint systems are de- signed to supplement the crash protection pro- vided by the seat belts and are not a substitute for them. Seat belts should always be correctly worn and the occupant seated a suitable dis- tance away from the steering wheel, instrument panel and door finishers. See (cid:147)Seat belts(cid:148) later in this section for instructions and precautions on seat belt usage. 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 warning light illuminates. The supplemental air bag warning light will turn off after about 7
seconds if the system is operational.

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WARNING

c The supplemental front air bags ordi- narily will not inflate in the event of a side impact, rear impact, rollover, or lower severity frontal collision. Also, the front passenger air bag will not in- flate if the passenger air bag status light is lit. Always wear your seat belts to help reduce the risk or severity of injury in various kinds of accidents.

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c The seat belts and the supplemental front air bags are most effective when you are sitting well back and upright in the seat. The front air bags inflate with great force. Even with the NISSAN ad- vanced air bag system, if you are unre- strained, leaning forward, sitting side- ways or out of position in any way, you are at greater risk of injury or death in a crash. 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 practi- cal from the steering wheel or instru- ment panel. Always use the seat belts. c The driver and front passenger seat belt buckles are equipped with sensors that detect if the seat belts are fastened. The advanced air bag system monitors the severity of a collision and seat belt us- age then inflates the air bags. Failure to properly wear seat belts can increase the risk or severity of injury in an accident.

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c The front passenger seat is equipped with an occupant classification sensor (weight sensor) that turns the front pas- senger air bag OFF under some condi- tions. This sensor is only used in this seat. Failure to be properly seated and wearing the seat belt can increase the risk or severity of injury in an accident. See (cid:147)Front Passenger air bag and sta- tus light(cid:148) later in this section.

c 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

WARNING

c Never let children ride unrestrained or extend their hands or face out of the window. Do not attempt to hold them in your lap or arms. Some examples of dangerous riding positions are shown in the illustrations.

c Children may be severely injured or killed when the supplemental front air bags, side air bags or curtain side- impact air bags inflate if they are not properly restrained. Pre-teens and chil- dren should be properly restrained in the rear seat, if possible.

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WARNING

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. See (cid:147)Child restraints(cid:148) later in this section for details.

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WARNING

c The seat belts, the supplemental side air bags and curtain side-impact air bags are most effective when you are sitting well back and upright in the seat. The side air bag and curtain side-impact air bag inflate with great force. Do not allow anyone to place their hand, leg or face near the side air bag on the side of the seatback of the front seat or near the side roof rails. Do not allow anyone sitting in the front seats or rear out- board seats to extend their hand out of the window or lean against the door. Some examples of dangerous riding positions are shown in the previous illustrations.

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Do not lean against the door.

WARNING

Supplemental side air bag (if so equipped) and curtain side-impact air bag: c The supplemental side air bag and cur- tain side-impact air bag ordinarily will not inflate in the event of a frontal im- pact, rear impact, rollover or lower se- verity side collision. Always wear your seat belts to help reduce the risk or severity of injury in various kinds of accidents.

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WARNING

c When sitting in the 2nd row rear seat, do not hold onto the seatback of the front seat. If the side air bag inflates, you may be seriously injured. Be especially care- ful with children, who should always be properly restrained. Some examples of dangerous riding positions are shown in the illustrations.

c Do not use seat covers on the front seatbacks. They may interfere with supplemental side air bag inflation.

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10. Satellite sensors 11. Supplemental side air bag modules (if

so equipped)

12. SRS curtain side-impact air bag (pas-

senger(cid:146)s side)

NISSAN Advanced Air Bag System (front seats) This vehicle is equipped with the NISSAN ad- vanced air bag system for the driver and front passenger seats. This system is designed to meet certification requirements under U.S. regu- lations. It is also permitted in Canada. However, all of the information, cautions and warn- ings in this manual still apply and must be followed.

The driver supplemental front air bag is located in the center of the steering wheel. The passenger supplemental front air bag is mounted in the dashboard above the glove box. The supplemen- tal front air bags are designed to inflate in higher severity frontal collisions, although they may in- flate if the forces in another type of collision are similar to those of a higher severity frontal impact. They may not inflate in certain frontal collisions. Vehicle damage (or lack of it) is not always an indication of proper supplemental front air bag system operation.

1.

2.

SRS curtain side-impact air bag mod- ules SRS curtain side-impact air bag (driv- er(cid:146)s side) Seat belt buckle switches Supplemental front air bag modules

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8. Occupant classification sensor 9.

Pre-tensioner retractor

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5. Crash zone sensor 6. 7. Occupant classification system control

Diagnosis sensor unit

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

The NISSAN advanced air bag system has dual stage inflators. It also monitors information from the crash zone sensor, the diagnosis sensor unit, seat belt buckle sensors, occupant classification sensor (weight sensor) and passenger seat belt tension sensor. Inflator operation is based on the severity of a collision and seat belt usage for the driver. For the front passenger, it additionally monitors the weight of an occupant or object on the seat and seat belt tension. Based on informa- tion from the sensors, only one front air bag may inflate in a crash, depending on the crash severity and whether the front occupants are belted or unbelted. Additionally, the front passenger air bag may be automatically turned OFF under some conditions, depending on the weight de- tected on the passenger seat and how the seat belt is used. If the front passenger air bag is OFF, the passenger air bag status light will be illumi- nated. See (cid:147)Front passenger air bag and status light(cid:148) later in this section for further details. One front air bag inflating does not indicate improper performance of the system.

If you have any questions about your air bag system, please contact NISSAN or your NISSAN dealer. If you are considering modification of your vehicle due to a disability, you may also contact NISSAN. Contact information is contained in the front of this Owner(cid:146)s Manual.

When a supplemental front air bag inflates, 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 inhale it, as it may cause irritation and chok- ing. Those with a history of a breathing condition should get fresh air promptly.

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

Even with NISSAN advanced air bags, seat belts should be correctly worn and the driver and pas- senger seated upright as far as practical away from the steering wheel or instrument panel. The supplemental front air bags inflate quickly in order to help protect the front occupants. Because of this, the force of the front air bag inflating can increase the risk of injury if the occupant is too close to, or is against, the front air bag module during inflation.

The front air bags deflate quickly after a collision. The supplemental front air bags operate only when the ignition switch is in the ON or START position.

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passenger air bag is OFF, it will not inflate in a crash. The driver air bag and other air bags in your vehicle are not part of this system.

The purpose of the regulation is to help reduce the risk of injury or death from an inflating air bag to certain front passenger seat occupants, such as children, by requiring the air bag to be auto- matically turned OFF. Certain sensors are used to meet the requirements.

One sensor used is the occupant classification sensor (weight sensor). It is in the bottom of the front passenger seat cushion and is designed to detect an occupant and objects on the seat by weight. It works together with seat belt sensors described later. For example, if a child is in the front passenger seat, the advanced air bag sys- tem is designed to turn the passenger air bag OFF in accordance with the regulations. Also, if a child restraint of the type specified in the regulations is on the seat, its weight and the child(cid:146)s weight can be detected and cause the air bag to turn OFF. Weight sensor operation can vary depending on the front passenger seat belt sensors. The front passenger seat belt sensors are de- signed to detect if the seat belt is buckled and the amount of tension on the seat belt, such as when it is in the automatic locking mode (child restraint mode). Based on the weight on the seat detected by the weight sensor and the belt tension de-

Front passenger air bag and status light

Status light

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WARNING

The front passenger air bag is designed to automatically turn OFF under some con- ditions. Read this section carefully to learn how it operates. Proper use of the seat, seat belt and child restraints is nec- essary for most effective protection. Fail- ure to follow all instructions in this manual concerning the use of seats, seat belts and child restraints can increase the risk or severity of injury in an accident.

The front passenger air bag status light or is located in the meters and gauges area of the instrument panel. It will illuminate to indicate that the front passenger air bag is OFF and will not inflate in a crash. The light will illumi- nate if the front passenger seat is unoccupied or when other conditions are met as outlined in this section. Front passenger air bag The front passenger air bag is designed to auto- matically turn OFF when the vehicle is operated under some conditions as described below in accordance with U.S. regulations. If the front

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tected on the seat belt, the advanced air bag system determines whether the front passenger air bag should be automatically turned OFF as required by the regulations.

In addition,

Front passenger seat adult occupants who are properly seated and using the seat belt as out- lined in this manual should not cause the passen- ger air bag to be automatically turned OFF. For small adults it may be turned OFF. Also, if the occupant takes his/her weight off the seat cush- ion (for example, by not sitting upright, by sitting on an edge of the seat, or by otherwise being out of position), this could cause the sensor to turn the air bag OFF. if the occupant improperly uses the seat belt in the automatic locking mode (child restraint mode), this could cause the air bag to be turned OFF. Always be sure to be seated and wearing the seat belt properly for the most effective protection by the seat belt and supplemental air bag. NISSAN recommends that pre-teens and chil- dren be properly restrained in a rear seat. NISSAN also recommends that appropriate child restraints and booster seats be properly installed in a rear seat. If this is not possible, the weight sensor and seat belt sensors are designed to operate as described above to turn the front passenger air bag OFF for specified child re- straints as required by the regulations. Failing to properly secure child restraints and to use the

automatic locking mode (child restraint mode) may allow the restraint to tip or move in an acci- dent or sudden stop. This can also result in the passenger air bag inflating in a crash instead of being OFF. See (cid:147)Child restraints(cid:148) later in this section for proper use and installation.

If the front passenger seat is not occupied and the seat belt is not buckled, the passenger air bag is designed not to inflate in a crash. However, heavy objects placed on the seat could result in air bag inflation, because of the object(cid:146)s weight detected by the weight sensor. Other conditions could also result in air bag inflation, such as if a child is standing on the seat, or if two children are on the seat, contrary to the instructions in this manual. Always be sure that you and all vehicle occupants are seated and restrained properly. Using the passenger air bag status light, you can monitor when the front passenger air bag is au- tomatically turned OFF. The light will illuminate (indicating the air bag is OFF and will not inflate) when the front passenger seat is not occupied. If an adult occupant is in the seat and the pas- senger air bag status light is illuminated (indicat- ing that the air bag is OFF), it could be that the person is a small adult, not sitting on the seat, or using the seat belt properly. If a child restraint must be used in the front seat, but the status light is not lit (indicating that the air bag might inflate in

a crash), it could be that the child restraint or seat belt is not being used properly. If such situations happen, properly position and restrain the occu- pant or child restraint. Otherwise reposition the occupant or child restraint in a rear seat.

will

If a malfunction occurs in the front passenger air the passenger air bag status bag system, light illuminate and the or , located supplemental air bag warning light in the meter and gauges area in the center of the instrument panel, will blink. Have the system checked by a NISSAN dealer. Other supplemental front air bag precau- tions

WARNING

c Do not place any objects on the steer- ing wheel pad or on the instrument panel. Also, do not place any objects between any occupant and the steering wheel or instrument panel. Such ob- jects may become dangerous projec- tiles and cause injury if the supplemen- tal front air bag inflates.

c Immediately after

inflation, several front air bag system components will be hot. Do not touch them; you may se- verely burn yourself.

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

c The SRS wiring harness connectors are easy

orange

for

yellow and identification.

When selling your vehicle, we request that you inform the buyer about the supplemental front air bag system and guide the buyer to the appropri- ate sections in this Owner(cid:146)s Manual.

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

c Do not make unauthorized changes to your vehicle(cid:146)s electrical system, sus- pension system or front end structure. This could affect proper operation of the supplemental front air bag system. c 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 assembly by placing material over the steering wheel pad and above the instrument panel or by installing trim material around the air bag system.

additional

c Modifying or tampering with the front passenger seat may result in serious personal injury. For example, do not change the front seats by placing mate- rial on the seat cushion or by installing additional trim material, such as seat covers, on the seat. Additionally, do not stow any objects under the front pas- senger seat or the seat cushion and seatback. Such objects may interfere with the proper operation of the occu- pant classification system (weight sensor).

c No unauthorized changes should be made to any components or wiring of the seat belt system. This may affect the supplemental front air bag system. Tampering with the seat belt system may result in serious personal injury.

c Work on and around the supplemental front air bag system should be done by a NISSAN dealer. Installation of electri- cal equipment should also be done by a NISSAN dealer. The Supplemental Re- straint System (SRS) wiring should not be modified or disconnected. Unautho- rized electrical test equipment and probing devices should not be used on the air bag system.

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Supplemental side-impact air bag (if so equipped) and curtain side-impact air bags system The supplemental side-impact air bags are lo- cated in the outside of the seatback of the front seats. The supplemental curtain side-impact air bags are located in the side roof rails. These systems are designed to meet voluntary guide- lines to help reduce the risk of injury to out-of- position occupants. However, all of the infor- mation, cautions and warnings in this manual still apply and must be followed. The supplemental side air bags and curtain side- impact air bags are designed to inflate in higher

severity side collisions, although they may inflate if the forces in another type of collision are similar to those of a higher severity side impact. They are designed to inflate on the side where the vehicle is impacted. They may not inflate in certain side collisions.

Vehicle damage (or lack of it) is not always an indication of proper supplemental side air bag and curtain side-impact air bag operation.

When the supplemental side air bag and curtain side-impact air bag inflate, a fairly loud noise may be heard, followed by release of smoke. This smoke is not harmful and does not indicate a fire. Care should be taken not to inhale it, as it may cause irritation and choking. Those with a history of a breathing condition should get fresh air promptly. Supplemental side air bags, along with the use of seat belts, help to cushion the impact force on the chest of the front occupants. Curtain side- impact air bags help to cushion the impact force to the head of occupants in the front and rear outboard seating positions. They can help save lives and reduce serious injuries. However, an inflating side air bag and curtain side-impact air bag may cause abrasions or other injuries. Supplemental side air bags and curtain side- impact air bags do not provide restraint to the lower body.

The seat belts should be correctly worn and the driver and passenger seated upright as far as practical away from the supplemental side air bag. Rear seat passengers should be seated as far away as practical from the door finishers and side roof rails. The side air bags and curtain side-impact air bag inflate quickly in order to help protect the front and rear outboard occupants. Because of this, the force of the side air bag and curtain side-impact air bag inflating can increase the risk of injury if the occupant is too close to, or is against, these air bag modules during inflation. The side air bag and curtain side-impact air bag will deflate quickly after the collision is over. The supplemental side air bags and curtain side-impact air bags operate only when the ignition switch is in the ON or START posi- tions.

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

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WARNING

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

c Right after inflation, several side air bag and curtain side-impact air bag system components will be hot. Do not touch them; you may severely burn yourself.

c No unauthorized changes should be made to any components or wiring of the side air bag and curtain side-impact air bag system. This is to prevent acci- dental inflation of the side air bag and curtain side-impact air bag or damage to the side air bag and curtain side- impact air bag system.

c Do not make unauthorized changes to your vehicle(cid:146)s electrical system, sus- pension system or side panel. This could affect proper operation of the supplemental side air bag and curtain side-impact air bag system.

c Tampering with the supplemental side air bag system may result in serious personal injury. For example, do not change the front seats by placing mate- rial near the seatback or by installing additional trim material, such as seat covers, around the side air bag.

c Work around and on the side air bag and curtain side-impact air bag system should be done by a NISSAN dealer. Installation of electrical equipment should also be done by a NISSAN dealer. The SRS wiring harnesses* should not be modified or discon- nected. Unauthorized electrical test equipment and probing devices should not be used on the side air bag system.

* The SRS wiring harness connectors are yellow and orange for easy identification.

When selling your vehicle, we request that you inform the buyer about the supplemental side air bag and curtain side-impact air bag system and guide the buyer to the appropriate sections in this Owner(cid:146)s Manual.

Pre-tensioner seat belt system (For front seats)

WARNING

c The pre-tensioner seat belt cannot be reused after activation. It must be re- placed together with the retractor and buckle as a unit.

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

replaced by

c No unauthorized changes should be made to any components or wiring of the pre-tensioner seat belt system. 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 per- sonal injury.

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cause irritation and choking. Those with a history of a breathing condition should get fresh air promptly. After the pre-tensioner seat belts have activated, load limiters allow the seat belt to release web- bing (if necessary) to reduce forces against the chest. If any abnormality occurs in the pre-tensioner the supplemental air bag warning system, light will not come on, will flash intermit- tently or will turn on for 7 seconds and remain on after the ignition key has been turned to the ON or START position. In this case, the pre-tensioner seat belt may not function properly. They must be checked and repaired. Take your vehicle to the nearest NISSAN dealer. 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(cid:146)s Manual.

c Work around and on the pre-tensioner system should be done by a NISSAN dealer. Installation of electrical equip- ment should also be done by a NISSAN dealer. Unauthorized electrical test equipment and probing devices should not be used on the pre-tensioner seat belt system.

c If you need to dispose of the pre- tensioner or scrap the vehicle, contact a NISSAN dealer. Correct pre-tensioner disposal procedures are set forth in the appropriate NISSAN Service Manual. Incorrect disposal procedures could cause personal injury.

The front seat pre-tensioner seat belt system activates in conjunction with the supplemental air bag systems. Working with the seat belt retrac- tor, it helps tighten the seat belt when the vehicle becomes involved in certain types of collisions, helping to restrain front seat occupants.

The pre-tensioner is encased with the seat belt(cid:146)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. This smoke is not harmful and does not indicate a fire. Care should be taken not to inhale it, as it may

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SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG WARNING LABELS Warning labels about the supplemental front air bag and supplemental side air bag systems (if so equipped) are placed in the vehicle as shown in the illustration.

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When the ignition key is in the ON or START position, the supplemental air bag warning light illuminates for about 7 seconds and then turns off. This means the system is operational.

the following conditions occur,

If any of the supplemental front air bag, supplemental side air bag and curtain side-impact air bag and pre- tensioner seat belt systems need servicing: c The supplemental air bag warning light re-

mains on after approximately 7 seconds.

c The supplemental air bag warning light

flashes intermittently.

c The supplemental air bag warning light does

not come on at all.

Under these conditions, the supplemental front air bag, supplemental side air bags and curtain side-impact air bag or pre-tensioner seat belt systems may not operate properly. It must be checked and repaired. Take your vehicle to the nearest NISSAN dealer.

WARNING

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

Repair and replacement procedure The supplemental front air bags, supplemental side air bags, curtain side-impact air bags and pre-tensioner seat belts are designed to inflate on a one-time-only basis. As a reminder, unless it is damaged, the supplemental air bag warning light remains illuminated after inflation has oc- curred. Repair and replacement of these supple- mental air bag systems should be done only by a NISSAN dealer.

When maintenance work is required on the ve- hicle, the supplemental front air bags, supple- mental side air bags, curtain side-impact air bags, pre-tensioner seat belts and related parts should be pointed out to the person performing the maintenance. The ignition key should always be in the LOCK position when working under the hood or inside the vehicle.

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SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT air bag warning light, The supplemental displaying in the instrument panel, moni- tors the circuits of the supplemental front air bag, supplemental side air bag and curtain side- impact air bag and pre-tensioner seat belt sys- tems. The circuits monitored by the supplemental air bag warning light are the diagnosis sensor unit, crash zone sensor, satellite sensors, front air bag modules, side air bag modules, curtain side- impact air bag modules, pre-tensioner seat belts and all related wiring.

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WARNING

c Once a supplemental front air bag, supplemental side air bag or curtain side-impact air bag has inflated, the air bag module will not function again and must be replaced. Additionally, if any of the supplemental front air bags inflate, the activated pre-tensioner seat belts must also be replaced. The air bag mod- ule and pre-tensioner seat belt system should be replaced by a NISSAN dealer. The air bag module and pre-tensioner seat belt system cannot be repaired.

c The supplemental front air bag, side air bag and curtain side-impact air bag sys- tems, and the pre-tensioner seat belt system should be inspected by a NISSAN dealer if there is any damage to the front end or side portion of the vehicle.

c If you need to dispose of the supple- mental air bag, pre-tensioner seat belt system or scrap the vehicle, contact a NISSAN dealer. Correct supplemental air bag and pre-tensioner seat belt sys- tem disposal procedures are set forth in the appropriate NISSAN Service Manual. Incorrect disposal procedures could cause personal injury.

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

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