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Foreword

Welcome to the growing family of new NISSAN owners. This vehicle has been 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 (kilometers) of driving pleasure. Please read through this manual before operating your vehicle. In the U.S., a separate Warranty Informa- tion Booklet or in Canada, a Warranty and Roadside Assistance Information Book- let explains details about the warranties covering your vehicle. The “NISSAN Ser- vice and Maintenance Guide” explains details about maintaining and servicing your vehicle. Additionally, a separate Customer Care/Lemon Law Booklet (U.S. only) will explain how to resolve any concerns you may have with your ve- hicle, as well as clarify your rights under your state’s lemon law. Your NISSAN dealership knows your 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. READ FIRST - THEN DRIVE SAFELY Before driving your vehicle please read this owner’s manual carefully. This will ensure

familiarity with controls and maintenance requirements, assisting you in the safe op- eration of your vehicle.

WARNING

alcohol or drugs.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION REMINDERS FOR SAFETY! Follow these important driving rules to help ensure a safe and complete trip for you and your passengers! † NEVER drive under the influence of † ALWAYS observe posted speed lim- its and never drive too fast for con- ditions. † ALWAYS use your seat belts and appropriate child restraint systems. Pre-teen children should be seated in the rear seat. † ALWAYS provide information about the proper use of vehicle safety fea- tures to all occupants of the vehicle. † ALWAYS review this owner’s manual

for important safety information.

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

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For descriptions specified for four-wheel mark is placed at drive models, a the beginning the applicable sections/items. As with other vehicles with features for off-road use, failure to operate four- wheel drive models correctly may result in loss of control or an accident. Be sure to read ‘‘Driving safety precautions’’ in the ‘‘Starting and driving’’ section of this manual.

ON-PAVEMENT AND OFF-ROAD DRIV- ING This vehicle will handle and maneuver differently from an ordinary passenger car because it has a higher center of gravity for off-road use. As with other vehicles with features of this type, fail- ure to operate this vehicle correctly may result in loss of control or an accident. Be sure to read “On-pavement and off- road driving precautions”, and ‘‘Avoid- ing collision and rollover’’, and “Driv- ing the “Starting and driving” section of this manual.

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

All information, specifications and illustra- tions in this manual are those in effect at the time of printing. NISSAN reserves the right to change specifications or design without no- tice and without 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 moderate personal injury or damage to your vehicle. To avoid or reduce the risk, the procedures must be followed carefully.

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

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If you see this symbol, it means ‘‘Do not do this’’ or ‘‘Do not let this happen.’’ CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65
WARNING

WARNING

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

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© 2001 NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC.

GARDENA, CALIFORNIA.

All rights reserved. No part of this Owner’s Manual may be reproduced or stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form, or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, with- out the prior written permission of NISSAN North America, Inc., Gardena, California.

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Welcome To The World Of NISSAN

Your new NISSAN is the result of our dedication to produce the finest in safe, reliable and eco- nomical transportation. Your vehicle is the prod- uct of a successful worldwide company that manufactures cars and trucks in over 17 coun- tries and distributes them in 170 nations. NISSAN vehicles are designed and manufac- tured by Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. which was founded in Tokyo, Japan in 1933, and NISSAN affiliates world wide, collectively growing to be- come the fifth largest automaker in the world. In addition to cars and trucks, NISSAN also makes forklift trucks, marine engines, boats and other diversified products. NISSAN has made a substantial and growing investment in North America. NISSAN’s commit- ment is nearly $4 billion dollars in capital invest- ments in facilities across the continent. Some of the facilities include the Nissan Manufacturing

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facility in Smyrna, Tennessee, vehicle styling design at Nissan Design America, Inc. in San Diego, California, and engineering at Nissan Technical Center North America in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Additionally, NISSAN employs nearly 18,000 people throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. An additional 71,000 people work for the 1,500 NISSAN and INFINITI dealers across North America. NISSAN is also a substantial contributor to the Canadian economy. Nissan Canada Inc., its sup- pliers and over 140 dealers employ approxi- mately 4,500 people. These include company employees and the staffs of NISSAN dealers all across Canada. In addition, many Canadians work for companies that supply NISSAN and NISSAN dealers with materials and services ranging from operation of port facilities and trans-

lubricants,

portation services to the supply of parts and accessories. NISSAN pioneered the use of electronics and computers in automobiles, and has led the indus- try in improving both performance and fuel effi- ciency through new engine designs and the use of synthetic materials to reduce vehicle weight. The company has also developed ways to build quality into its vehicles at each stage of the production process, both through extensive use of automation and — most importantly — through an awareness that people are the cen- tral element in quality control. From the time the parts arrived from our suppli- ers until you took delivery of your new NISSAN, dozens of checks were made to ensure that only the best job was being done in producing and delivering your vehicle. NISSAN also takes great care to ensure that when you take your NISSAN to your dealer for maintenance, the service tech- nician will perform his work according to the quality standards that have been established by the factory. Safety has also been built into your NISSAN. As you know, seat belts are an integral part of the safety systems that will help protect you and your passengers in the event of a sudden stop or an accident. We urge you to use the seat belts every time you drive the vehicle. The NISSAN story of growth and achievement reflects our major goal: to provide you, our customer, with a vehicle that is built with quality and craftsmanship — a product that we can be proud to build and you can be proud to own.

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NISSAN CUSTOMER CARE PROGRAM

NISSAN CARES ... Both NISSAN and your NISSAN dealer are dedicated to serving all your automotive needs. Your satisfaction with your vehicle and your NISSAN dealer are our primary concerns. Your NISSAN dealer is always available to assist you with all your automobile sales and service needs.

However, if there is something that your NISSAN dealer cannot assist you with or you would like to provide NISSAN directly with comments or questions, please con- tact our (NISSAN’s) Consumer Affairs De- partment using our toll-free number: For U.S. mainland customers

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

For Hawaii customers

(808) 836-0888 (Oahu Number)

For CANADIAN customers

1-800-387-0122


The Consumer Affairs Department will ask for the following information: — Your name, address, and telephone

number

— Vehicle identification number (attached to the top of the instrument panel on the driver’s side)

— Date of purchase — Current odometer reading — Your NISSAN dealer’s name — Your comments or questions OR You can write to NISSAN with the informa-

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

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


For Hawaii customers

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


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


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

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Table of Contents

Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems

Instruments and controls

Pre-driving checks and adjustments

Heater, air conditioner and audio systems

Starting and driving

In case of emergency

Appearance and care

Maintenance and do-it-yourself

Technical and consumer information

Index

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1 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems

Seats ......................................................................1-2
Front manual seat adjustment...........................1-2
Rear seat adjustment (type a)...........................1-3
Rear seat adjustment (type b)...........................1-5
Head restraint adjustment .................................1-7
Supplemental restraint system...............................1-7


Precautions on supplemental restraint system ...............................................................1-7
Supplemental air bag warning labels..............1-14
Supplemental air bag warning light.................1-14
Seat belts .............................................................1-16
Precautions on seat belt usage ......................1-16
Child safety......................................................1-17
Pregnant women .............................................1-18
Injured persons................................................1-18


Three-point type seat belt with retractor .........1-19
Two-point type seat belt without retractor (center of rear seat)..........................1-21
Seat belt extenders .........................................1-23
Seat belt maintenance ....................................1-24
Child restraints .....................................................1-24
Precautions on child restraints........................1-24
Installation on rear seat center position..........1-26
Installation on rear seat outboard positions ..........................................................1-29


Latch (lower anchors and tether for children) system ..................................................................1-33
Top tether strap child restraint.........................1-35
Installation on front passenger seat................1-36


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SEATS

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O For most effective protection when the vehicle is in motion, the seat should be upright. Always sit well back in the seat and adjust the seat properly. See ‘‘Precautions on Seat Belt Usage’’ later in this section.

WARNING

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

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FRONT MANUAL SEAT ADJUST- MENT

WARNING

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

O 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.

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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.

WARNING

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

REAR SEAT ADJUSTMENT (TYPE A) Folding 1. Pull outward on the two straps at the

bottom of the seat cushions.

2. Lift the front of the seat cushion up and remove the seat cushion. Store the seat cushion in a secure place.

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3. Pull the ring on top of the seat back up. 4. Fold down the seat back.

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5. Push the seat back up until it latches

6. Hold the seat belts above the seat cush-

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ion.

7. Slide the seat cushion back. 8. Push down the seat cushion until

it

latches.

WARNING

O 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 seri- ous injury in an accident or sudden stop.

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

O Do not allow people to ride in any area of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat belts. Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a seat belt prop- erly. Never ride in the rear seat un- less the seat bottom cushions are in place and latched.

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

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

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REAR SEAT ADJUSTMENT (TYPE B) Folding 1. Lift the front of the seat cushion up and remove the seat cushion. Store the seat cushion in a secure place.

2. Pull the ring on top of the seat back up. 3. Fold down the seat back.

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4. Push the seat back up until it latches

5. Hold the seat belts above the seat cush-

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ion.

6. Slide the seat cushion back. 7. Push down the seat cushion until

it

latches.

WARNING

O 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 seri- ous injury in an accident or sudden stop.

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

O Do not allow people to ride in any area of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat belts. Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a seat belt prop- erly. Never ride in the rear seat un- less the seat bottom cushions are in place and latched.

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

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

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SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM

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

Adjust the center of the head restraint even with the center of your ears.

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

WARNING

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

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

O Keep hands on the outside of the steering wheel. Placing them inside the steering wheel rim could in- crease the risk that they are injured when the supplemental air bag in- flates.

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leaning forward, sit- unrestrained, ting sideways or out of position in anyway, you are at greater risk of injury or death in a crash. You may also receive serious or fatal injuries from the supplemental air bag if you are up against it when it inflates. Always sit back against the seatback and as far away as practical from the steering wheel or instrument panel. Always use the seat belts.

WARNING

O The supplemental air bags ordinarily will not inflate in the event of a side impact, rear impact, roll over, or lower severity frontal collision. Al- ways wear your seat belts to help reduce the risk or severity of injury in various kinds of accidents.

O The seat belts and the supplemental air bags are most effective when you are sitting well back and upright in the seat. Supplemental air bags in- flate with great If you are

force.

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WARNING

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

O Children may be severely injured or killed when the supplemental air bag inflates if they are not properly re- strained.

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

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tion, cautions and warnings in this manual still apply and must be followed. The supplemental air bag system is de- signed to inflate in higher severity frontal collisions, although it may inflate if the forces in another type of collision are similar to those of a higher severity frontal impact. It may not inflate in certain frontal collisions. Vehicle damage (or lack of it) is not always an indication of proper supplemental air bag system operation. The supplemental air bag system has dual stage inflators for both the driver and pas- senger air bags. The system monitors infor- mation from the crash zone sensor, the diagnosis sensor unit and seat belt buckle sensors that detect the seat belts are fastened. Inflator operation is based on the severity of a collision and whether the seat belts are being used. When the supplemental 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 not to intentionally inhale it, as it may cause irritation and choking. Those with a history of a breathing condition should get fresh air promptly.

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Supplemental air bag system The driver supplemental air bag is located in the center of the steering wheel. The pas- senger supplemental air bag is located in the top right section of the instrument panel.

These systems are designed to meet optional certification requirements under U.S. regula- tions. They are also permitted in Canada. The optional certification allows air bags to be designed to inflate somewhat less forcefully than previously. However, all of the informa-

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The supplemental air bags, along with the use of the seat belts, helps to cushion the impact force on the face and chest of the occupant. It can help save lives and reduce serious injuries. However, an inflating sup- plemental air bag may cause facial abrasions or other injuries. Supplemental air bags do not provide restraint to the lower body. Seat belts should be correctly worn and the driver and passenger seated upright as far as practical away from the steering wheel or instrument panel. The supplemental air bags inflate quickly in order to help protect the front occupants. Because of this, the force of the supplemental air bags inflating can in- crease the risk of injury if the occupant is too close to, or is against, the supplemental air bag module during inflation. The supplemental air bags deflate quickly after a collision. The supplemental air bags operate only when the ignition switch is in the ON or START position.

WARNING

O Do not place any objects on the steering wheel pad or on the instru- ment panel. Also, do not place any

objects between any occupant and the steering wheel or on the instru- ment panel. Such objects may be- come dangerous projectiles, and cause injury if the supplemental air bag inflates.

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

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

O Tampering with the supplemental 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

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wheel pad and above the instrument panel, or by installing additional trim material around the supplemental air bag system.

O Work around and on the supplemen- tal air bag system should be done by an authorized NISSAN dealer. Installation of electrical equipment should also be done by an autho- rized NISSAN dealer. The yellow and orange Supplemental Restraint Sys- tem (SRS) wiring and connectors should not be modified or discon- nected. Unauthorized electrical test equipment and probing devices should not be used on the supple- mental air bag system.

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

O The SRS wiring harness connectors are yellow and orange for easy iden- tification.

When selling your vehicle, we request that

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you inform the buyer about the supplemental air bag system and guide the buyer to the appropriate sections in this owner’s manual. Pre-tensioner seat belt system (For front seats)

WARNING

O The pre-tensioner seat belt cannot be reused after activation. It must bereplaced together with the retrac- tor and buckle as a unit.

collision

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

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O No unauthorized changes should be made to any components or wiring of the pre-tensioner seat belt sys- tem. This is to prevent accidental activation of the pre-tensioner seat belt or damage to the pre-tensioner seat belt operation. Tampering with the pre-tensioner seat belt system may result in serious personal in- jury.

When the pre-tensioner seat belt activates, smoke is released and a loud noise may be heard. The smoke is not harmful. Care should be taken not to intentionally inhale it as it may cause irritation and choking. Those with a history of a breathing condition should get fresh air promptly. If any abnormality occurs in the pre- tensioner system, the supplemental air bag warning light flash intermit- tently after the ignition key is turned to the ON or START position. In this case, the pre-tensioner seat belt will not function properly. When selling your vehicle, we request that you inform the buyer about the pre- tensioner seat belt system and guide the buyer to the appropriate sections in this Owner’s Manual.

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O Work around and on the pre- tensioner system should be done by an authorized NISSAN dealer. Installation of electrical equipment should also be done by an autho- rized NISSAN dealer. Unauthorized electrical test equipment and prob- ing devices should not be used onthe pre-tensioner seat belt sys- tem.

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

The front seat pre-tensioner seat belt sys- tem activates in conjuction with the supple- mental air bag. Working with the seat belt retractor, it helps tighten the seat belt the instant the vehicle becomes involved in certain types of collisions. The pre-tensioner is encased with the seat belt’s retractor. These seat belts are used the same as conventional seat belts.

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SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG WARNING LABELS Warning labels about the supplemental air bag system are placed in the vehicle as shown in the illustration.

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SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT The supplemental air bag warning light, displaying in the instrument panel, monitors the circuits of the supplemental air bag and pre-tensioner seat belt systems. The circuits monitored by the supplemental air bag warning light are the diagnosis sen- sor unit, the supplemental air bag modules, pre-tensioner seat belts and all related wir- ing. When the ignition key is in the ON or START position, the supplemental air bag warning

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light illuminates for about 7 seconds and then turns off. This means the system is operational. If any of the following system conditions occur, the supplemental air bag and pre- tensioner seat belt systems need servicing and should be taken to an authorized NIS- SAN dealer: O The supplemental air bag warning light remains on after approximately 7 seconds. O The supplemental air bag warning light

flashes intermittently.

O The supplemental air bag warning light

does not come on at all.

Under these conditions, the Supplemental Restraint System (supplemental air bag or pre-tensioner seat belt systems may not function properly. It must be checked and repaired.

WARNING

Repair and replacement procedure The supplemental air bag modules are de- signed 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 occurred. Repair and replacement of the supplemen- tal air bag system should be done only by an authorized NISSAN dealer. When maintenance work is required on the vehicle, front air bags, pre-tensioner seat belts and related parts should be pointed out to the person conduct- ing the maintenance. The ignition key must always be in the LOCK position when work- ing under the hood or inside the vehicle.

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is on,

it could mean that

If the supplemental air bag warning light the supplemental air bag or pre-tensioner seat belt systems will not operate in an accident.

WARNING

O Once the supplemental front air bag has inflated, the air bag module will not function and must be replaced. Additionally, if any of the supplemen- tal air bags inflate, the pre-tensioner seat belts must also be replaced. The air bag module and pre-tensioner seat belt system should be replaced by an authorized NISSAN dealer. The air bag module and pre-tensioner seat belt system cannot be repaired. O The supplemental air bag system should be inspected by an autho- rized NISSAN dealer if there is any damage to the front end portion of the vehicle, or replaced if the supple- mental air bag has inflated.

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

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SEAT BELTS

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WARNING

PRECAUTIONS ON SEAT BELT USAGE Your chances of being injured in an accident and/or the severity of injury may be greatly reduced if you are wearing your seat belt and it is properly adjusted. NISSAN strongly encourages you and all of your passengers to buckle up every time you drive, even if your seating position includes a supplemen- tal air bag. Most U.S. States and Canadian prov- inces or territories specify that seat belts be worn at all times when a vehicle is being driven. 1-16 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems

O Every person who drives or rides in this vehicle should use a seat belt at all times. Children should be prop- erly restrained and, if appropriate, in child restraints. O 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 accident. Serious injury or death can occur if the seat belt is not worn properly.

O 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.

O Position the lap belt as low and snug as possible AROUND THE HIPS, NOT THE WAIST. A lap belt worn too high could increase the risk of inter- nal injuries in an accident.

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

O Do not allow more than one person

to use the same seat belt.

O Never carry more people in the ve-

hicle than there are seat belts.

O Never allow anyone to ride in the cargo area while the vehicle is in motion. It does not contain seat belts.

It is not designed for passengers. They could be injured in sudden brak- ing or a collision.

O If the seat belt warning light glows continuously while the ignition is turned ON with all doors closed and all seat belts fastened, it may indi- cate a malfunction in the system. Have the system checked by an au- thorized NISSAN dealer.

O All seat belt assemblies including retractors and attaching hardware should be inspected by an autho- rized NISSAN dealer after any colli- sion. NISSAN recommends that all seat belt assemblies in use during a collision be replaced unless the col- lision 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.

O All child restraints and attaching hardware should be inspected after any collision. Always follow the re-

straint manufacturer’s inspection in- structions and replacement recom- mendations. The child restraints should be replaced if they are dam- aged.

CHILD SAFETY Children need adults to help protect them. They need to be properly restrained. The proper restraint depends on the child’s size. Generally, infants up to about 1 year and less than 20 pounds (9 kg) should be placed in rear facing child restraints. Front facing child restraints are available for chil- dren who outgrow rear facing child re- straints.

WARNING

O Infants and children need special protection. The vehicle’s seat belts may not fit them properly. The shoul- der belt may come too close to the face or neck. The lap belt may not fit over their small hip bones. In an accident, an improperly fitting seat belt could cause serious or fatal in-

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jury. Always use appropriate child restraints.

comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. You should choose a child restraint which fits your vehicle and always follow the manufacturer’s instruc- tions for installation and use. Larger children Children who are too large for child re- straints should be seated and restrained by the seat belts which are provided. If the child’s seating position has a shoulder belt that fits close to the face or neck, the use of a booster seat (commercially avail- able) may help overcome this. The booster seat should raise the child so the shoulder belt is properly positioned across the top, middle portion of the shoulder and the lap belt is low on the hips. The booster seat should fit the vehicle seat and have a label certifying that it complies with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards or Canadian Mo- tor 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.

All U.S. states and Canadian provinces or territories require the use of approved child restraints for infants and small children. See ‘‘Child restraints’’ later in this section for more information. In addition, there are many types of child restraints available for larger children which should be used for maximum protection. NISSAN recommends that all pre-teen children be restrained in the rear seat if possible. According to accident statis- tics, 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 re- straint system (Supplemental air bag system) for the front passenger (for pre- cautions, see ‘‘Supplemental restraint system’’ earlier in this section). Infants and small children NISSAN recommends that infants and small children be seated in child restraints that 1-18 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems

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 possible around the hips, not the waist. Place the shoulder belt over your shoulder and across your chest. Never run the lap/shoulder belt over your abdominal area. Contact your doctor for specific rec- ommendations. INJURED PERSONS NISSAN recommends that injured persons use seat belts, depending on the injury. Check with your doctor for specific recom- mendations.

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you could be thrown into it and re- ceive neck or other serious injuries. You could also slide under the lap belt and receive serious internal injuries. O For most effective protection when the vehicle is in motion, the seat should be upright. Always sit well back in the seat and adjust the seat belt properly.

Fastening the seat belts 1. Adjust the seat. 2. Slowly pull the seat belt out of the retrac- tor and insert the tongue into the buckle until you hear and feel the latch engage. The retractor is designed to lock during a sudden stop or on impact. A slow pulling motion permits the seat belt to move, and allows you some freedom of movement in the seat.

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THREE-POINT TYPE SEAT BELT WITH RETRACTOR

WARNING

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

O Do not ride in a moving vehicle when the seatback is reclined. This can be dangerous. The shoulder belt will not be against your body. In an accident

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3. Position the lap belt portion low and

snug on the hips as shown.

4. Pull the shoulder belt portion toward the

retractor to take up extra slack.

The front passenger seat belt has a cinch- ing mechanism for child restraint installa- tion. It is referred to as the automatic locking mode. When the cinching mechanism is activated the seat belt cannot be extracted again until the seat belt tongue is detached from the buckle and the seat belt is fully retracted.

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

To increase your confidence in the seat belts, check the operation as follows. O Grasp the shoulder belt and pull quickly forward. The retractor should lock and restrict further belt movement. the retractor does not

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

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

the retractor.

2) When the vehicle slows down rapidly.

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Shoulder belt height adjustment (for front seats) The shoulder belt anchor height should be adjusted to the position best for you. (See ‘‘Precautions on seat belt usage’’ earlier in this section.) To adjust, pull out the adjust- ment button and move the shoulder belt anchor to the desired position, so the belt passes over the center of the shoulder. The belt should be away from your face and neck, but not falling off of your shoulder. Release the adjustment button to lock the shoulder belt anchor into position.

WARNING

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

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

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TWO-POINT TYPE SEAT BELT WITHOUT RETRACTOR (center of rear seat) Selecting the correct set of seat belts The center seat belt buckle and tongue are identified by the word CENTER. The center seat belt tongue can only be fastened into the center seat belt buckle.

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Fastening the seat belts 1. Insert the tongue into the buckle until you hear and feel the latch engage. Both the tongue assembly and the buckle are marked CENTER.

2. Tighten the belt by pulling the free end of

the belt away from the tongue.

3. Position the lap belt low and snug on

the hips as illustrated.

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4. Loosen the belt by holding the tongue at a right angle to the belt, then pull on the belt.

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

is not possible to properly fit

SEAT BELT EXTENDERS If, because of body size or driving position, it the lap- shoulder belt and fasten it, an extender is available which is compatible with the in- stalled seat belts. The extender adds ap- proximately 8 inches (200 mm) of length and may be used for either the driver or front passenger seating position. See an autho- rized NISSAN dealer for assistance if the extender is required.

WARNING

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

O Adults and children who can use the standard seat belt should not use an extender. Such unnecessary use could result in serious personal in- jury in the event of an accident. Never use seat belt extenders to in- stall child restraints. If the child re- straint is not secured properly, the child could be seriously injured in a collision or sudden stop.

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SEAT BELT MAINTENANCE O To clean the seat belt webbings, apply a mild soap solution or any solution rec- ommended 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.

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

O 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 assembly should be replaced.

CHILD RESTRAINTS

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PRECAUTIONS ON CHILD RE- STRAINTS

WARNING

O Infants and small children should always be placed in an appropriate child restraint while riding in the ve- hicle. Failure to use a child restraint can result in serious injury or death. O Infants and small children should never be carried on your lap. It is not possible for even the strongest adult

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to resist the forces of a severe acci- dent. 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.

O Never install a rear facing child re- straint in the front seat. An inflating supplemental air bag could seri- ously injure or kill your child. A rear facing child restraint must only be used in the rear seat.

O NISSAN recommends that the child restraint be installed in the rear seat. According to accident statistics, children are safer when properly re- strained in the rear seat than in the front seat.

O An improperly installed child re- straint could lead to serious injury or death in an accident.

In general, child restraints are designed to be installed with a lap belt or the lap portion of a three-point type seat belt. In addition, this vehicle is equipped with a universal child restraint lower anchor system, referred

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to as the LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tether for Children) system. Some child restraints include two rigid or webbing-mounted at- tachments that can be connected to these lower anchors. For details, see the “LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tether for Children) system” later in this section. Child restraints for infants and small chil- dren of various sizes are offered by several manufacturers. When selecting any child restraint, keep the following points in mind: 1) Choose only a restraint with a label cer- tifying that it complies with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213 or Cana- dian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213. 2) Check the child restraint in your vehicle to be sure it is compatible with the vehi- cle’s seat and seat belt system. Choose a child restraint that meets the guidelines of the Society of Automotive Engineers recommended practice J1819 for child restraint installation.

3) If the child restraint is compatible with your vehicle, place your child in the child restraint and check the various adjust- ments to be sure the child restraint is compatible with your child. Always follow all of the recommended procedures.

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

WARNING

O Improper use of a child restraint can result in increased injuries for both the infant or child and other occu- pants in the vehicle.

O Follow all of

the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions for in- stallation and use. When purchasing a child restraint, be sure to select one which will fit your child and vehicle. It may not be possible to properly install some types of child restraints in your vehicle.

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

O Adjustable seatbacks should be po- sitioned to fit the child restraint, but as upright as possible.

O After attaching the child restraint, test it before you place the child in it. Tilt it from side to side. Try to tug it forward and check to see if the belt holds the restraint in place. If the restraint is not secure, tighten the belt as necessary.

O For a front-facing child restraint, if the seat position where it is installed has a 3-point type lap/shoulder belt, check to make sure the shoulder belt does not go in front of the child’s face or neck. If it does, put the shoul- der belt behind the child restraint. If you must install a front-facing child restraint in the front seat, see “In- stallation on front passenger seat” later in this section for details.

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

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CAUTION

O 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.

O The three-point belt in your vehicle is equipped with an automatic lock- ing mode retractor which must be used when installing a child re- straint.

O Failure to use the retractor’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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INSTALLATION ON REAR SEAT CENTER POSITION Front facing When you install a child restraint in the rear center seat, follow these steps: 1. Position the child restraint on the seat as illustrated. Always follow the restraint manufacturer’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’s instructions for belt routing.

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3. Remove all slack in the lap belt for a very tight fit by pulling forcefully on the lap belt adjustment.

4. Before placing the child in the child re- straint, use force to tilt the child restraint from side to side, and tug it forward to make sure it is securely in place.

5. If it is not secure, try to tighten the belt again, or put the restraint in another seat. 6. Check to make sure the child restraint is

properly secured prior to each use.

Rear facing When you install a child restraint in the rear center seat, follow these steps: 1. Position the child restraint on the seat as illustrated. Always follow the restraint manufacturer’s instructions.

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

3. Remove all slack in the lap belt for a very tight fit by pulling forcefully on the lap belt adjustment.

4. Before placing the child in the child re- straint, use force to tilt the child restraint from side to side, and tug it forward to make sure it is securely in place.

5. If it is not secure, try to tighten the belt again, or put the restraint in another seat. 6. Check to make sure the child restraint is

properly secured prior to each use.

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INSTALLATION ON REAR SEAT OUTBOARD POSITIONS Front facing

WARNING

O The three-point belt in your vehicle is equipped with an automatic lock- ing mode retractor which must be used when installing a child re- straint.

O Failure to use the retractor’s locking mode will result in the child restraint not being properly secured. The seat could tip over or otherwise be unse- cured and cause injury to the child in a sudden stop or collision.

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When you install a child restraint in a rear outboard seat, follow these steps: 1. Position the child restraint on the seat. Always follow the restraint manufactur- er’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’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 belt retractor is in the automatic locking mode (child restraint mode). It reverts back to emergency locking mode when the belt is fully retracted.

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

5. Before placing the child in the child re- straint, use force to tilt the child restraint from side to side, and tug it forward to make sure it is securely held in place.

6. Check that the retractor is in the auto- matic locking mode by trying to pull more belt out of the retractor. If you cannot pull any more belt webbing out of the retrac- tor, the retractor is in the automatic lock- ing mode.

7. Check to make sure the child restraint is to each use. locked, repeat

properly secured prior If is not steps 3 through 6.

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After the child restraint is removed and the seat belt is fully retracted, the automatic locking mode (child restraint mode) is can- celed. Rear facing

WARNING

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

O Failure to use the retractor’s locking mode will result in the child restraint not being properly secured. The seat could tip over or otherwise be unse- cured and cause injury to the child in a sudden stop or collision.

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When you install a child restraint in a rear outboard seat, follow these steps: 1. Position the child restraint on the seat. Always follow the restraint manufactur- er’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’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 belt retractor is in the automatic locking mode (child restraint mode). It reverts back to emergency locking mode when the belt is fully retracted.

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

5. Before placing the child in the child re- straint, use force to tilt the child restraint from side to side, and tug it forward to make sure it is securely held in place.

6. Check that the retractor is in the auto- matic locking mode by trying to pull more belt out of the retractor. If you cannot pull any more belt webbing out of the retrac- tor, the retractor is in the automatic lock- ing mode.

7. Check to make sure the child restraint is to each use. locked, repeat

properly secured prior If is not steps 3 through 6.

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LATCH (LOWER ANCHORS AND TETHER FOR CHILDREN) SYSTEM

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

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WARNING

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

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

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

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

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1. To install the LATCH system compatible child restraint, insert the child restraint LATCH system anchor attachments into the anchor points on the rear seat. If the child restraint is equipped with a top tether, see ‘‘Top Tether Strap Child Re- straint’’ later in this section for installation instructions.

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

3. Check to make sure that the child re- straint is properly secured prior to each use.

The LATCH system anchors are located at the rear of the seat cushion near the seat- back. A label is attached to the seat back to help you locate the LATCH system anchors. Some child restraints may also require the use of a top tether strap. See ‘‘Top Tether Strap Child Restraint’’ later in this section for installation instructions. When installing a child restraint, carefully read and follow the instructions in this manual and those supplied with the child restraint. When you install a LATCH system compat- ible child restraint to the lower anchor at- tachments in the rear seat, follow these steps:

WARNING

Inspect the lower anchors by inserting your fingers into the lower anchor area and feeling to make sure there are no obstructions over the LATCH system anchors, such as seat belt webbing or seat cushion material. The child re- straint will not be secured properly if the LATCH system anchors are ob- structed.

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the split in the rear seat back cushions. If the child restraint top tether strap is not secured properly, your child could be seriously injured or killed in an ac- cident.

Secure the top strap to the attaching bracket that provides the straightest instal- lation of the strap. Tighten the strap accord- ing to manufacturer instructions to remove any slack.

WARNING

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

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TOP TETHER STRAP CHILD RE- STRAINT This vehicle is equipped with 3 anchor brackets in the rear cargo area for attaching child restraint top tether straps. If your child restraint has a top tether strap, secure the child restraint with the two-point (center) or three-point seat belt and latch the top strap hook onto the appropriate anchor bracket. Make sure the shoulder belt is placed between the seat back and child restraint. For the rear outboard seating positions, place the top tether strap over the seat back as shown in the illustration.

For the rear center seating position, place the top tether strap through the split be- tween the rear seat back cushion as shown in the illustration. Position the tether as low as possible in the split before tightening the top tether strap. Do not place the top tether strap over the seat back to the side of the split when installing a child restraint in the center rear position. In that position the top tether strap may not stay in place and not keep the child restraint secure in a crash.

WARNING

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Anchor point locations Anchor points are located in the cargo area under the carpet. If you have questions when installing a top strap child restraint, consult your NISSAN dealer for details.

Flaps are provided in the carpet for easy access and are marked with the label shown. INSTALLATION ON FRONT PASSENGER SEAT

WARNING

O Never install a rear facing child re- straint in the front passenger seat. Air bags inflate with great force. A rear- facing child restraint could be struck by the air bag in a crash and could seriously injure or kill your child.

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O NISSAN recommends that child re- straints be installed in the rear seat. However, if you must install a forward- facing child restraint in the front pas- senger seat, move the passenger seat to the rear most position.

O A child restraint with a top strap should not be used in the front passenger seat.

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O 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.

O Failure to use the retractor’s locking mode will result in the child restraint not being properly secured. The restraint could tip over or otherwise be unse- cured and cause injury to the child in a sudden stop or collision.

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If you must install a child restraint in the front seat, follow these steps: 1. Position the child restraint on the front passenger seat. It should be placed in a front facing direction only. Move the seat to the rear most position. Always follow the restraint manufacturer’s in- structions. Child restraints for infants must be used in the rear facing direc- tion and therefore must not be used in the front seat.

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

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

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

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

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5. Before placing the child in the child re- straint, use force to tilt the child restraint from side to side, and tug it forward to make sure it is securely held in place.

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 the child restraint is properly secured prior to each use. If the seat belt is not locked, repeat steps 3
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2 Instruments and controls

Instrument panel ....................................................2-2
Meters and gauges ................................................2-3
Speedometer and odometer .............................2-3
Tachometer........................................................2-5
Engine coolant temperature gauge...................2-5
Fuel gauge ........................................................2-6


Compass and outside temperature display (if so equipped) ......................................................2-6
Outside temperature display .............................2-6
Compass display ...............................................2-7


Warning/indicator lights and audible reminders..............................................................2-10
Checking bulbs................................................2-10
Warning lights..................................................2-11
Indicator lights .................................................2-13
Audible reminders............................................2-14
Security system....................................................2-15
Vehicle security system (if so equipped).........2-15
Windshield wiper and washer switch...................2-18
Switch operation..............................................2-18
Rear window wiper and washer switch................2-19
Rear window defogger switch..............................2-20


Headlight and turn signal switch..........................2-20
Headlight switch ..............................................2-20
Turn signal switch............................................2-21
Front fog light switch (if so equipped)..................2-22
Hazard warning flasher switch.............................2-22
Horn......................................................................2-23
Cigarette lighter and ash tray (accessories)........2-23
Power point (if so equipped)................................2-24
Storage.................................................................2-25
Map pocket......................................................2-25
Cup holders .....................................................2-26
Glove box ........................................................2-27
Console box (if so equipped) ..........................2-27
Luggage hooks (if so equipped) .....................2-28
Tonneau cover (if so equipped).......................2-29
Windows .............................................................2-30
Power windows (if so equipped) .....................2-30
Manual windows..............................................2-31
Sunroof (if so equipped).......................................2-32
Tilting the sunroof............................................2-32
Removing/installing..........................................2-33
Interior light...........................................................2-33


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Map lights (if so equipped)...................................2-34
Illuminated entry system ......................................2-35


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INSTRUMENT PANEL

1. Headlight/turn signal switch 2. Meters and gauges 3. Windshield wiper/washer switch 4. Power point 5. Heater and air conditioner 6. Front passenger supplemental air bag 7. Glove box 8. Audio system 9. Hazard warning flasher switch 10. Automatic/manual selector lever 11. Transfer cased shift lever 12. Parking brake release lever 13. Cruise control main/set switch 14. Driver supplemental air bag 15. Steering wheel switch for audio controls

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METERS AND GAUGES

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SPEEDOMETER AND ODOM- ETER Speedometer The speedometer indicates vehicle speed in miles per hour (MPH) and kilometers per hour (KM/H). Odometer/Twin trip odometer The odometer records the total distance the vehicle has been driven.

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The trip odometer records the distance of individual trips. Before each trip reset the trip odometer.

Push the reset knob to change the display as follows: ODO (odometer)!TRIP A!TRIP B!ODO. Push and hold the reset knob for more than 1 second to reset either trip odometer.

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