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FOREWORD

READ FIRST(cid:151)THEN DRIVE SAFELY

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

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

WARNING

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

cohol or drugs.

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

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

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

important safety information.

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

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WHEN READING THE MANUAL

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

WARNING

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

CAUTION

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

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WARNING

WARNING

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

' 2004 NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC.

GARDENA, CALIFORNIA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. customers

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


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 restraint system

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 check locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-8
Warning/indicator lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-9


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AIRBAGS, SEAT BELTS AND CHILD RESTRAINTS

1.

2. 3. 4.

5. 6.

7.

3rd row bench center seat belt (P. 1-15) 3rd row bench seat belts (P. 1-15) Top tether strap anchor points (P. 1-38) 2nd row captain(cid:146)s chair seat belts (P. 1-15) Front seat belts (P. 1-15) Supplemental curtain side-impact air bag (P. 1-48) Supplemental front impact air bags (P. 1-48) Seats (P. 1-2)

8. 9. Occupant classification sensor

(weight sensor) (P.1-55)

10. Seat belt pretensioners (P. 1-61) 11. Top tether strap anchor for vehicles

without 2nd or 3rd row seats (P. 1-38)

12. Supplemental side impact air bag

(if so equipped) (P. 1-48)

13. LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for

CHildren) (P. 1-36)

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

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EXTERIOR FRONT

Engine hood (P. 3-13)

1. 2. Headlight and turn signal switch

(P. 2-18) Replacing bulbs (P. 8-28)

3. 4. Windshield wiper and washer switch

(P. 2-16)

Tire pressure (P. 9-11)

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

Power windows (P. 2-38) Door locks, keyfob, keys (P. 3-3, 3-9, 3-2) 8. Mirrors (P. 3-22) 9. 10. Flat tire (P. 6-2) 11. Tire chains (P. 8-36) 12. Fog light switch (P. 2-22) 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. 2-17) Vehicle loading (P. 9-13) Back door (P. 3-14) Back door release (P. 3-17) Replacing bulbs (P. 8-28) Fuel filler cap, fuel recommendation (P. 3-19, P. 9-3) Fuel filler lid (P. 3-18) 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. 2-44) 2. Skyview roof (if so equipped) (P. 2-41) 3. 4. Sunroof (if so equipped) (P. 2-41) 5. Map lights (P. 2-45), Console light

Storage (P. 2-27)

P.2-45) 6. Sun visors (P. 3-21) 7. HomeLinkT (P. 2-45) 8. 9. Glove box (P. 2-30) 10. Seats (P. 1-2) 11. Cup holders (P. 2-34) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details.

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INSTRUMENT PANEL

1. 2.

3.

4.

5.

Ventilators (P. 4-18) Headlight/fog light (if so equipped)/ turn signal switch (P. 2-18) Steering wheel switch for audio control (if so equipped) (P. 4-42) Driver supplemental air bag/horn (P. 1-48, P. 2-23) Cruise control main/set switches (P. 5-12)

6. Windshield wiper/washer switch and

rear window wiper/washer switch (P. 2-16, 2-17)

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

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

9. Warning/indicator lights (P. 2-7) 10. Front passenger supplemental air bag

(P. 1-48)

11. Glove box (P. 2-30) 12. Climate controls (P. 4-18, 4-28) 13. Hazard warning flasher switch

(P. 2-22)

14. Audio system controls (P. 4-31) 15. Display screen/Navigation system*

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

16. Shift selector lever (P. 5-7) 17. Tilt steering wheel controls (P. 3-20)

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18. Rear sonar system off switch

(if so equipped) (P. 2-25)

19. Vehicle dynamic control (VDC) off

Instrument brightness control (P. 2-21)

switch (if so equipped) or Traction con- trol system (TCS) off switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-24, P. 2-24) 20. Lights on demand switch (P.2-43 ) 21. 22. Outside mirror controls (P. 3-23) *: Refer to the separate Navigation System Own- er(cid:146)s Manual (if so equipped). See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details.

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ENGINE COMPARTMENT CHECK LOCATIONS

Power steering fluid reservoir (P. 8-13) 1. Engine oil filler cap (P. 8-8) 2. Brake fluid reservoir (P. 8-13) 3. Air cleaner (P. 8-17) 4. Battery (P. 8-14) 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. Engine 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

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

2-7


2-8


2-8


2-8


2-8


2-9


Low tire pres- sure warning light

Low windshield washer fluid warning light

Seat belt warn- ing light and chime

Supplemental air bag warning light

2-9


2-10


2-10


2-10


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)

Page

2-10


2-9


2-11


2-11


2-11


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Page

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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

2-11


2-11


2-9


2-11


2-11


2-12


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

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
Active head restraint (front seats, if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-8
Head restraint adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-9
Armrests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-10
Flexible seating. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-10
Seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-15
Precautions on seat belt usage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-15
Child safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-17
Pregnant women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-19
Injured persons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-19
Three-point type seat belt with retractor . . . . . . . . . . 1-19
Seat belt extenders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-24


Seat belt maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-24
Child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-25
Precautions on child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-25
Child restraint installation on 2nd row captain(cid:146)s chairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-26
Child restraint installation on 3rd row bench seat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-31
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-36
Top tether strap child restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-38
Child restraint installation on front passenger seat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-40
Booster seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-43
Precautions on booster seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-43
Supplemental restraint system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-48


Precautions on supplemental restraint system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-48
Supplemental air bag warning labels. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-62
Supplemental air bag warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-63


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SEATS

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.

WARNING

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

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

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WARNING

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

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

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

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

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

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

If

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

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.

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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 levers1 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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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.

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

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

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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.

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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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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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ACTIVE HEAD RESTRAINT (front seats, if so equipped)

WARNING

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

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

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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.

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

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

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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 storage. See (cid:147)Head restraint storage(cid:148) later in this owner(cid:146)s manual. The front seat head restraints are not removable.

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armrest to the stowed position, then pull it to the resting position and adjust to the desired height. FLEXIBLE SEATING

WARNING

c Never allow anyone to ride in the cargo area or on the rear seats when they are in the fold-down position. In a collision, people riding in these areas without proper restraints 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.

c Do not fold down the rear seats when occupants are in the rear seat area or any luggage is on the rear seats.

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.

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

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ARMRESTS To use the armrests, pull them down to the rest- ing position. sA Resting position sB Stowed position Adjustable armrest (if so equipped) The front seat and 2nd row captain(cid:146)s chair is equipped with an adjustable armrest, pull it down to the resting position. Adjust the armrest to the desired position by raising the armrest to the desired height and releasing the armrest. To re- adjust the armrest to a lower position, raise the

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

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 Do not unfasten the rear center seat belt connector except when folding down the rear seat.

c When attaching the rear center seat belt connector, be certain that the seat- backs are completely secured in the latched position and the rear center seat belt connector is completely secured.

c If the rear center seat belt connector and the seatbacks are not secured in the correct position, serious personal injury may result in an accident or sud- den stop.

c When returning the seatbacks, be sure to attach the rear center seat belt connector.

SEAT BELTS

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

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WARNING

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

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WARNING

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

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c Be sure the seat belt tongue is securely

fastened to the proper buckle.

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

c Do not allow more than one person to

use the same seat belt.

c Never carry more people in the vehicle

than there are seat belts.

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

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

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

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WARNING

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

and

attaching

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

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

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

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

WARNING

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

for infants and small children. See (cid:147)Child Re- straints(cid:148) later in this section.

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

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

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

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

WARNING

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

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

WARNING

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

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

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

Fastening the seat belts 1. Adjust the seat. See (cid:147)Seats(cid:148) earlier in this

section.

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

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

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

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fully retracted. Once retracted, the seat belt is in the emergency locking mode. See (cid:147)Child re- straints(cid:148) later in this section for more information. The automatic locking mode should be used only for child restraint installation. During normal seat belt use by a passen- ger, the locking mode should not be acti- vated. If it is activated it may cause uncom- fortable seat belt It can also change the operation of the front passen- ger air bag. See (cid:147)Front passenger air bag and status light(cid:148) later in this section.

tension.

WARNING

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

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s3 Position the lap belt portion low and snug

on the hips as shown.

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

The front passenger seat, 2nd row captain(cid:146)s chairs and the rear bench seat three-point seat belts have a locking mechanism for child restraint installation. It is referred to as the automatic lock- ing mode or child restraint mode. When automatic locking mechanism is activated the seat belt cannot be extended again until the seat belt tongue is detached from the buckle and 1-20 Safety(cid:151)Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system

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

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

retractor.

c When the vehicle slows down rapidly. To increase your confidence in the seat belts, check the operation as follows.

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c Grasp the shoulder belt and pull forward quickly. The retractor should lock and re- strict further belt movement.

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

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Center of the 3rd row bench seat The 3rd row center seat belt has a connector tongue s1 and a seat belt tongue s2 . Both the connector tongue and the seat belt tongue must be securely latched for proper seat belt opera- tion.

WARNING

c Always fasten the connector tongue

and the seat belt in the order shown.

c Always make sure both the connector tongue and the seat belt tongue are secured when using the seat belt. Do not use it with only the seat belt tongue attached. This could result in serious personal injury in case of an accident or a sudden stop.

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Stowing the 3rd row center seat belt When folding down the 3rd row seat, the rear center seat belt can be retracted into a stowed position as follows: s1 Release the connector tongue by inserting a suitable tool such as key into the connector buckle sA .

s2 Retract the seat belt up to the retractor base. s3
Insert the seat belt tongue into the fabric sleeve so it will lay flat. Then secure the connector tongue into the retractor base.

WARNING

c Do not unfasten the rear center seat belt connector except when folding down the rear seat.

c When attaching the rear center seat belt connector, be certain that the seat- backs are completely secured in the latched position and the rear center seat belt connector is completely secured.

c If the rear center seat belt connector and the seatbacks are not secured in the correct position, serious personal injury may result in an accident or sud- den stop.

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Attaching the 3rd row center seat belt

Always be sure the 3rd row center seat belt connector tongue and connector buckle are at- tached. Disconnect only when folding down the rear seat.

To connect the buckle: s1 Pull out the connector tongue from the re-

tractor base.

s2 Pull out the seat belt tongue from the fabric

sleeve.

s3 Pull the seat belt and secure the receiver

buckle until it clicks.

The center seat belt connector tongue and re- ceiver buckle are indicated by the > and < mark.

The center seat belt connector tongue can be attached only into the rear center seat belt con- nector buckle.

To fasten the seat belt, see (cid:147)Fastening the seat belt(cid:148) earlier in this section.

WARNING

c Do not unfasten the rear center seat belt connector except when folding down the rear seat.

c When attaching the rear center seat belt connector, be certain that the seat- backs are completely secured in the latched position and the rear center seat belt connector is completely secured.

c If the rear center seat belt connector and the seatbacks are not secured in the correct position, serious personal injury may result in an accident or sud- den stop.

Front seats

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Shoulder belt height adjustment (Front and 2nd row seats) The shoulder belt anchor height should be ad- justed to the position best for you. (See (cid:147)Precau- tions on seat belt usage(cid:148) earlier in this section.) To adjust, push or pull outs1 the adjustment button and move the shoulder belt anchors2 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 adjustment button to lock the shoulder belt anchor into position.

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

WARNING

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2nd row seats

WARNING

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

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

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CHILD RESTRAINTS

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

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

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

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

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PRECAUTIONS ON CHILD RESTRAINTS

WARNING

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

WARNING

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

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

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

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

WARNING

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

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

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

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

c After attaching the child restraint, test it before you place the child in it. Push it from side to side. Try to tug it forward and check to see if the belt holds the restraint in place. The child restraint should not move more than 1 inch (25
mm). If the restraint is not secure, tighten the belt as necessary, or put the restraint in another seat and test it again.

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

c When your child restraint is not in use, keep it secured with a seat belt to pre- vent it from being thrown around in case of a sudden stop or accident.

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CAUTION

Remember that a child restraint left in a closed vehicle can become very hot. Check the seating surface and buckles before placing your child in the child restraint. CHILD RESTRAINT INSTALLATION ON 2ND ROW CAPTAIN(cid:146)S CHAIRS

WARNING

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

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

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1. Position the child restraint on the seat. It can be placed in a front facing direction, de- pending on the size of the child. Adjust the head restraint to its highest position. Always follow the restraint manufacturer(cid:146)s instruc- tions. The back of the child restraint should be secured against the vehicle seat back. If necessary, adjust or remove the head re- straint to obtain the correct child restraint fit. See (cid:147)Head restraint adjustment(cid:148) earlier in this section. If the head restraint is removed, store it in a secure place. Be sure to install the head restraint when the child restraint is removed. If the seating position does not have an adjustable head restraint and it is interfering with the proper child restraint fit, try another seating position or a different child restraint.

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Front Facing (cid:151) step 1


Front facing When you install a child restraint on the 2nd row captain(cid:146)s chairs, follow these steps:

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2. Route the seat belt tongue through the child restraint and insert it into the buckle until you hear and feel the latch engage. Be sure to follow the child restraint manu- facturer(cid:146)s instructions for belt routing.

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Front Facing (cid:151) step 4


Front Facing (cid:151) step 5


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

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

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

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

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

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

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Rear facing When you install a child restraint on the 2nd row captain(cid:146)s chair, follow these steps: 1. Position the child restraint on the seat. The direction of the child restraint depends on the type of the child restraint and the size of the child. Always follow the restraint manu- facturer(cid:146)s instructions.

2. Route the seat belt tongue through the child restraint and insert it into the buckle until you hear and feel the latch engage. Be sure to follow the child restraint manu- facturer(cid:146)s instructions for belt routing.

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

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

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

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

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

After the child restraint is removed and the seat belt fully retracted, the automatic locking mode (child restraint mode) is canceled. CHILD RESTRAINT INSTALLATION ON 3RD ROW BENCH SEAT

WARNING

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

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

c When installing a child restraint system in the rear center position, both the center seat belt connector tongue and buckle tongue must be secured. See (cid:147)Attaching rear center seat belt(cid:148) earlier in this section.

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WARNING

Front-facing child restraints can be in- stalled in all 3rd row bench seat positions. However, front-facing child restraints that require the use of a top tether strap can be installed in the center 3rd row position only. Do not install a child restraint requir- ing a top tether strap in an outboard posi- tion and attempt to angle the tether to the 3rd row center anchor.

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1. Position the child restraint on the seat. It can be placed in a front facing direction, de- pending on the size of the child. Adjust the head restraint to its highest position. Always follow the restraint manufacturer(cid:146)s instruc- tions. The back of the child restraint should be secured against the vehicle seat back. If necessary, adjust or remove the head re- straint to obtain the correct child restraint fit. See (cid:147)Head restraint adjustment(cid:148) earlier in this section. If the head restraint is removed, store it in a secure place. Be sure to install the head restraint when the child restraint is removed. If the seating position does not have an adjustable head restraint and it is interfering with the proper child restraint fit, try another seating position or a different child restraint.

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When you install a child restraint on the 3rd row bench seat, follow these steps:

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2. Route the seat belt tongue through the child restraint and insert it into the buckle until you hear and feel the latch engage. Be sure to follow the child restraint manu- facturer(cid:146)s instructions for belt routing.

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