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2012 XTE R RA

OWNER’S MANUAL

For your safety, read carefully and keep in this vehicle.

® FOREWORD

READ FIRST—THEN DRIVE SAFELY

In addition to factory installed options, your ve- hicle may also be equipped with additional ac- cessories installed by NISSAN or by your NISSAN dealer prior to delivery. It is important that you familiarize yourself with all disclosures, warnings, cautions and instructions concerning proper use of such accessories prior to operating the vehicle and/or accessory. See a NISSAN dealer for details concerning the particular ac- cessories with which your vehicle is equipped.

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 “NISSAN Service and Maintenance Guide” 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’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 Owner’s Manual carefully. This will ensure famil- iarity with controls and maintenance require- ments, assisting 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 comfortable trip for you and your passengers! ● NEVER drive under the influence of al-

cohol or drugs.

● ALWAYS observe posted speed limits and never drive too fast for conditions. ● ALWAYS give your full attention to driving and avoid using vehicle features or taking other actions that could distract you.

● ALWAYS use your seat belts and appro- priate child restraint systems. Pre-teen children should be seated in the rear seat. ● ALWAYS provide information about the proper use of vehicle safety features to all occupants of the vehicle.

● ALWAYS review this Owner’s Manual

for important safety information.

could

affect

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

violate

even

For descriptions specified for four-wheel drive mark is placed at the begin- models, a ning of 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 “Start- ing 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 “Driving safety precautions”, in the “Starting and driving” section of this manual.

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:

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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

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. CALIFORNIA PERCHLORATE ADVISORY Some vehicle parts, such as lithium batter- ies, may contain perchlorate material. The following advisory is provided: “Perchlorate Material – special handling may apply, See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate/”.

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

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NISSAN CUSTOMER CARE PROGRAM

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

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

Nissan North America, Inc. Consumer Affairs Department P.O. Box 685003
Franklin, TN 37068-5003


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

The Consumer Affairs Department will ask for the following information:

– Your name, address, and telephone number

For Canadian customers

– Date of purchase

For Canadian customers

1-800-387-0122


– Current odometer reading

– Your NISSAN dealer’s name

– Your comments or questions

OR

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or via e-mail at: For U.S. customers

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

Table of Contents

Illustrated table of contents

Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system

Instruments and controls

Pre-driving checks and adjustments

Heater, air conditioner, audio and phone systems

Starting and driving

In case of emergency

Appearance and care

Maintenance and do-it-yourself

Technical and consumer information

Index

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0 Illustrated table of contents

Air bags, 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


AIR BAGS, SEAT BELTS AND CHILD RESTRAINTS

1. 2.

2nd row seat belts (P. 1-13) Roof-mounted curtain side-impact and rollover supplemental air bag (P. 1-44) Front seat belts (P. 1-13)

3. 4. Head restraints (P.1-4 ) 5.

Supplemental front-impact air bags (P.1-44) Seats (P. 1-2)

6. 7. Occupant classification sensor

8. 9.

(pressure sensor) (P.1-51) Seat belt with pretensioner (P. 1-57) Front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bag (P.1-56)

10. LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for

CHildren) (P. 1-28)

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

0-2 Illustrated table of contents

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EXTERIOR FRONT

Engine hood (P. 3-9)

1. 2. Windshield wiper and washer switch

(P. 2-25)

3. Windshield (P. 8-19) 4. 5.

Power windows (P. 2-46) Door locks, keyfob, keys (P. 3-3, 3-5, 3-2) 6. Mirrors (P. 3-13) 7. 8. 9. 10. Replacing bulbs (P. 8-27) 11. Headlight and turn signal switch

Tire pressure (P. 8-32) Flat tire (P. 6-2) Tire chains (P. 5-38)

(P. 2-27)

12. Fog light switch (if so equipped)

(P. 2-30)

13. Tow hooks (if so equipped) (P.6-14) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details.

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EXTERIOR REAR

1. 2. 3.

Roof rack (P. 2-43) Vehicle loading (P. 9-13) Rear window and outside mirror (if so equipped) defroster switch (P. 2-27) Rear window washer (P.2-26) Lift gate (P. 3-9) Spare tire (P.6-2) Replacing bulbs (P. 8-27) Fuel-filler door (P.3-10)

4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Child safety rear door lock (P.3-5) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details.

0-4 Illustrated table of contents

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PASSENGER COMPARTMENT

1. Map lights (P. 2-48) Sun visors (P. 3-12) 2. 3. Inside mirror (P.3-13) 4. Glove box (P. 2-37) 5. Console box (P. 2-37) 6. 7. 8. See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details.

Front seats (P. 1-2) Rear seats (P.1-10) Storage (P. 2-36)

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INSTRUMENT PANEL

0-6 Illustrated table of contents

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1. 2.

3.

4.

Vents (P. 4-2) Headlight/fog light (if so equipped)/turn signal switch (P. 2-27) Steering wheel switch for audio control (if so equipped)/Bluetooth姞 Hands- Free Phone System (if so equipped) (P. 4-36, P. 4-38) Driver supplemental air bag/horn (P. 1-44, P. 2-31)

5. Meters, gauges and warning/indicator

6.

lights (P. 2-3, 2-13) Cruise control main/set switches (P. 5-20)

7. Windshield wiper/washer switch and

rear window wiper/washer switch (P. 2-25, P. 2-26) Storage (P. 2-36) Audio system controls (P. 4-17)

8. 9. 10. Front passenger supplemental air bag

(P. 1-44)

11. Upper and lower glove box (P. 2-37) 12. Passenger air bag status light (P. 1-53) 13. Auxiliary audio input jack (if so equipped) (P. 4-34)

14. Power outlet (P. 2-35)

15. Electronic locking rear differential

(E-Lock) system switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-33) Hill descent control switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-32) Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) OFF switch (P. 2-32)

16. Shift selector (P. 5-13) 17. 4WD shift switch (P. 5-27) 18. Climate controls (P.4-3, 4-10) 19. Hazard warning flasher switch (P. 2-31) 20. 21. Tilt steering wheel control (P. 3-12) 22. Off road lamps switch (if so equipped)

Ignition switch (P. 5-10)

(P. 2-30)

23. Clutch interlock (clutch start) switch

(if so equipped) (P. 2-34)

24. Power outside mirror controls

(if so equipped) (P. 3-15)

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

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ENGINE COMPARTMENT CHECK LOCATIONS

VQ40DE engine 1. Windshield-washer fluid reservoir

2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

(P. 8-13) Fuse/fusible link box (P. 8-22) Fuse and relay box (P. 8-22) Engine oil filler cap (P. 8-9) Engine oil dipstick (P. 8-9) Brake fluid reservoir/Clutch fluid reservoir (M/T model) (P. 8-12) Air cleaner (P. 8-18) Drive belt location (P.8-16) Radiator cap (P. 8-7)

7. 8. 9. 10. Power steering fluid reservoir (P. 8-12) 11. Battery (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

Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) warn- ing light

or

Automatic transmis- sion oil temperature warning light (if so equipped)

Automatic transmis- sion park warning light ( model)

Page

2-14


2-14


2-14


Brake warning light

2-15


or

Charge warning light

2-15


Warning

light

Name

Door open warning light

Engine oil pressure warning light

4WD warning light

model)

Low fuel warning light

Low tire pressure warning light

Low windshield- washer fluid warning light (if so equipped)

Seat belt warning light and chime

Supplemental air bag warning light

Page

2-15


2-16


2-16


2-16


2-16


2-18


2-18


2-18


Indicator

light

Name

Automatic transmis- sion position indica- tor light (A/T models only)

Cruise main switch indicator light

Cruise set switch indicator light

Electronic locking rear differential (E- Lock) system on indicator light (if so equipped)

4WD shift indicator light ( model)

Front passenger air bag status light

Page

2-19


2-19


2-19


2-19


2-19


2-19


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Indicator

light

Name

Turn signal/hazard indicator lights

Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) OFF indicator light

Page

2-21


2-22


Indicator

light

Name

High beam indicator light (Blue)

Hill descent control system on indicator light (if so equipped)

Malfunction Indica- tor Light (MIL)

Overdrive off indica- tor light (A/T models only)

Security indicator light

Page

2-20


2-32


2-20


2-21


2-21


Slip indicator light

2-21


Transfer 4LO posi- tion indicator light model)

2-21


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1 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system

Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Front manual seat adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Head restraints (1st row only). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
Head restraints (2nd row – outboard positions only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7
Flexible seating. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-9
Seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13
Precautions on seat belt usage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13
Pregnant women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-16
Injured persons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-16
Three-point type seat belt with retractor . . . . . . . . . . 1-16
Seat belt extenders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-23
Seat belt maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-23
Child safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-24
Infants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-25
Small children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-25
Larger children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-25
Child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-26


Precautions on child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-26
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-28
Rear-facing child restraint installation using LATCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-30
Rear-facing child restraint installation using the seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-32
Forward-facing child restraint installation using LATCH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-35
Forward-facing child restraint installation using the seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-37
Installing top tether strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-40
Booster seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-40
Supplemental restraint system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-44


Precautions on supplemental restraint system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-44
Supplemental air bag warning labels. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-58
Supplemental air bag warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-59


SEATS

WARNING

● Do not ride in a moving vehicle when the seatback is reclined. This can be dangerous. The shoulder belt will not be against your body. In an 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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● For the most effective protection when the vehicle is in motion, the seat should be upright. Always sit well back in the seat with both feet on the floor and adjust the seat properly. See “Precau- tions on seat belt usage” later in this section.

● After adjustment, gently rock in the seat

to make sure it is securely locked.

● 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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● The seatback should not be reclined any more than needed for comfort. Seat belts are most effective when the pas- senger sits well back and straight up in the seat. If the seatback is reclined, the risk of sliding under the lap belt and being injured is increased.

CAUTION

When adjusting the seat positions, be sure not to contact any moving parts to avoid possible injuries and/or damage. FRONT MANUAL SEAT ADJUSTMENT

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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.

Seat lifter (if so equipped for driver’s seat) Turn either dial to adjust the angle and height of the seat cushion to the desired 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 “Precautions on seat belt usage” later in this section. Also, the seatback can be reclined to allow occupants to rest when the vehicle is stopped and the transmission is in P (Park) or N (Neutral) position with the parking brake fully applied.

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HEAD RESTRAINTS (1st row only)

WARNING

Head restraints supplement the other ve- hicle safety systems. They may provide additional protection against injury in cer- tain rear end collisions. Adjust the head restraints properly, as specified in this section. Check the adjustment after someone else uses the seat. Do not attach anything to the head restraint stalks or remove the head restraint. Do not use the seat if the head restraint has been re- moved. If the head restraint was removed, reinstall and properly adjust the head re- straint before an occupant uses the seat- ing position. Failure to follow these in- structions can reduce the effectiveness of the head restraints. This may increase the risk of serious injury or death in a collision.

WRS0389


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

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The illustration shows the seating positions equipped with head restraints. The first row head restraints are adjustable. 䉱 Indicates the seating position is equipped with a head restraint.

1-4 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system

Components 1. Head restraint 2. Adjustment notches 3. Lock knob 4. Stalks

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Adjustment Adjust the head restraint so the center is level with the center of the seat occupant’s ears.

To raise the head restraint, pull it up.

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LRS0889
To lower, push and hold the lock knob and push the head restraint down.

LRS0890


LRS0891


Removal Use the following procedure to remove the ad- justable head restraints. 1. Pull the head restraint up to the highest

position.

2. Push and hold the lock knob. 3. Remove the head restraint from the seat. 4. Store the head restraint properly so it is not

loose in the vehicle.

5. Reinstall and properly adjust the head re- straint before an occupant uses the seating position.

Install 1. Align the head restraint stalks with the holes in the seat. Make sure the head restraint is facing the correct direction. The stalk with the adjustment notches 䊊1 must be installed in the hole with the lock knob 䊊2 .

2. Push and hold the lock knob and push the

head restraint down.

3. Properly adjust the head restraint before an

occupant uses the seating position.

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Adjust the Active Head Restraints properly as described in this section. HEAD RESTRAINTS (2nd row – outboard positions only)

WARNING

Head restraints supplement the other ve- hicle safety systems. They may provide additional protection against injury in cer- tain rear end collisions. Adjust the head restraints properly, as specified in this section. Check the adjustment after someone else uses the seat. Do not attach anything to the head restraint stalks or remove the head restraint. Do not use the seat if the head restraint has been re- moved. If the head restraint was removed, reinstall and properly adjust the head re- straint before an occupant uses the seat- ing position. Failure to follow these in- structions can reduce the effectiveness of the head restraints. This may increase the risk of serious injury or death in a collision.

LRS2021
The illustration shows the seating positions equipped with head restraints. The second row head restraints are removable but not adjustable. 䉱 Indicates the seating position is equipped with a head restraint. + Indicates the seating position is not equipped with a head restraint or adjustable headrest.

Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-7


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Front-seat Active Head Restraints The Active Head Restraint moves forward utiliz- ing the force that the seatback receives from the occupant in a rear-end collision. The movement of the head restraint helps support the occu- pant’s head by reducing its backward movement and helping absorb some of the forces that may lead to whiplash-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 position.

Components 1. Head restraint 2. Lock knob 3. Stalks

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LRS2080


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Install 1. Align the head restraint stalks with the holes in the seat. Make sure the head restraint is facing the correct direction.

2. Push the head restraint down until it locks in

place.

Removal Use the following procedure to remove the head restraints. 1. Adjust the seat or seatback as necessary. 2. Push and hold the lock knob(s). 3. Pull the head restraint up until it is removed

from the seat.

4. Store the head restraint properly so it is not

loose in the vehicle.

5. Reinstall the head restraint and properly ad- just the seat or seatback before an occupant uses the seating position.

1-8 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system

FLEXIBLE SEATING

WARNING

● 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.

● 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.

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

● 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.

● 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.

● 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.

● 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 the front passenger’s seatback flat (if so equipped) To fold the front passenger’s seatback flat for extra storage length when transporting long items: 䊊1 Slide the seat to the rearmost position. Lift up on the recline lever, located on the out- side edge of the seat, and fold the seatback forward as far as it will go. Then lift up on the latch located on the upper corner of the seatback to release the back of the seat.

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WARNING

● If you fold the front passenger’s seat- back flat forward to carry longer ob- jects, be sure this cargo is properly se- cured and not near an air bag. In a crash, an inflating air bag might force that object toward a person. This could cause severe injury or even death. Se- cure objects away from the area in which an air bag would inflate. See “Precautions on supplemental restraint system” later in this section.

● Never allow anyone to ride in the cargo area or on the front passenger’s seat when it is in the fold-down position. Use of these areas by passengers could re- sult in serious injury in an accident or sudden stop.

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䊊2 Once the seatback is released, it will enable you to fold the front passenger seatback flat over the seat cushion.

3. To return the front passenger’s seat to a seating position, lift up on the seatback and push it up to an upright position. Then pull up on the recline lever and lean the seatback to a proper seating position. Release the lever to lock the seatback in position.

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LRS2082


Folding the 2nd row bench seat To fold the 2nd row bench seat flat for maximum cargo hauling: 䊊1 Disconnect and secure the center seat belt and tongues into the retractor base. See “Stowing the center seat belt” later in this section. Then properly stow the outboard seat belts in the seat belt hooks before fold- ing down the rear seats. See “Seat belt hook” in this section for more information.

The headrests must be removed before fold- ing down the seatbacks. To remove the headrests, push and hold the lock knob while moving the headrest in an upward direction. Store the headrest properly so it is not loose in the vehicle. Pull the strap forward, located in the center of each seat cushion, and fold each seat cushion toward the front of the vehicle.

LRS2083
䊊2 Then pull the straps located on the outside edge of each seatback to fold the seatbacks forward.

䊊3 This provides a level cargo floor.

LRS2084


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3. Then lift up on the seat cushion to remove it from the seat base. Be sure to store it in a secure place.

To return the rear seatback to a seating position:

1. Push the anchor bars on the bottom of the

seat cushions down into the seat base.

2. Rotate the seat cushion toward the rear of the vehicle and push down until they are folded flat to secure each seat cushion to the seat base. Make sure to hold the seat belts above the seat cushion and prop- erly push the seat cushion down into place.

WARNING

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

● 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. Never ride in the rear seat unless the seat bottom cushions are in place and latched.

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䊊4 To return the bench seats to a seating posi- tion, reverse this process. Raise the seat- backs to an upright position. Make sure to hold the seat belts above the seat cushion, then push the seat cush- ion down into place.

5. To return the headrest to the normal position, align the headrest stalks with the holes in the seat. Push and hold the lock knob and push the headrest down. Properly adjust the headrest before an occupant uses the seat- ing position.

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Removing the 2nd row bench seat cushions The rear seat cushion can be removed to provide additional space when folding the 2nd row seat- backs flat. To remove the 2nd row bench seat cushions:

1. Pull the straps forward, located in the center of each seat cushion, to fold the seat cush- ions forward.

2. Lift up and fold each of the red release handles on the seat base toward the front of the vehicle. This will release the seat cushion from the seat base.

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● Properly secure all cargo with ropes or straps to help prevent it from sliding or shifting. In a sudden stop or collision, unsecured cargo could cause personal injury.

● 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.

● If the seat cushions 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.

SEAT BELTS

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 with both feet on the floor, 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 includes a supple- mental 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

● 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

● 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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● Be sure the seat belt tongue is securely

fastened to the proper buckle.

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

● Do not allow more than one person to

use the same seat belt.

● Never carry more people in the vehicle

than there are seat belts.

● 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.

● No changes should be made to the seat belt system. For example, do not modify the seat belt, add material, or install devices that may change the seat belt routing or tension. Doing so may affect the operation of the seat belt system. Modifying or tampering with the seat belt system may result in serious per- sonal injury.

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WARNING

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

● Once a seat belt pretensioner has acti- vated, it cannot be reused and must be replaced together with the retractor. See your NISSAN dealer.

● Removal and installation of preten- sioner system components should be done by a NISSAN dealer.

and

attaching

● 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. ● All child restraints and attaching hard- ware should be inspected after any col- lision. Always follow the restraint manufacturer’s inspection instructions and replacement recommendations. The child restraints should be replaced if they are damaged.

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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 ab- dominal 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

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

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

● For the most effective protection when the vehicle is in motion, the seat should be upright. Always sit well back in the seat with both feet on the floor and adjust the seat belt properly.

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Manual seat shown

Fastening the seat belts 1. Adjust the seat. See “Seats” earlier in this

section.

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The Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) mode allows the seat belt to extend and retract to allow the driver and passengers some freedom of movement in the seat. The ELR locks the seat belt when the vehicle slows down rapidly or during certain impacts.

The Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) mode (child restraint mode) locks the seat belt for child restraint installation.

When the ALR mode is activated, the seat belt cannot be extended again until the seat belt tongue is detached from the buckle and fully retracted. The seat belt returns to the ELR mode after the seat belt fully retracts. See “Child re- straints” later in this section for more information. The ALR mode should be used only for child restraint installation. During normal seat belt use by an occupant, the ALR mode should not be activated. If it is activated, it may cause uncomfortable seat belt ten- sion. It can also change the operation of the front passenger air bag. See “Front passenger air bag and status light” later in this section.

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䊊2 Slowly pull the seat belt out of the retractor and insert the tongue into the buckle until you hear and feel the latch engage. ● The retractor is designed to lock dur- ing 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.

● 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 re- tractor.

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䊊3 Position the lap belt portion low and snug

on the hips as shown.

䊊4 Pull the shoulder belt portion toward the retractor to take up extra slack. Be sure the shoulder belt is routed over your shoulder and across your chest.

The front passenger seat and the rear seating positions three-point seat belts have two modes of operation: ● Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) ● Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR)

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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.

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

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

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Unfastening the seat belts 䊊1 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: ● When the seat belt is pulled quickly from the

retractor.

● When the vehicle slows down rapidly.

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Center of the rear bench seat The center seat belt has a connector tongue 䊊1
and a seat belt tongue 䊊2 . Both the connector tongue and the seat belt tongue must be securely latched for proper seat belt operation.

WARNING

● Always fasten the connector tongue

and the seat belt in the order shown.

● Always make sure both the connector tongue and the seat belt tongue are secured when using the seat belt or installing a child restraint. Do not use the seat belt or child restraint 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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● 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.

Stowing the center seat belt

When folding down the rear seat, the rear center seat belt can be retracted into a stowed position as follows: 1. Hold the connector tongue 䊊1 so that the seat belt does not retract suddenly when the tongue is released from the connector buckle. Insert a suitable tool such as a key 䊊A into the connector buckle and release the con- nector tongue 䊊1 .

2.

3. Fold the connector as illustrated 䊊2 . 4. Then secure the connector tongue into the

retractor base 䊊3 in the ceiling.

WARNING

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

● 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.

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Attaching the center seat belt Always be sure the center seat belt connector tongue and connector buckle are attached. Dis- connect only when folding down the rear seat. To connect the buckle: 䊊1 Pull out the seat belt tongue from the retrac-

tor base. 䊊2 Pull out

the connector

tongue from the

molded retractor base.

䊊3 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 “Fastening the seat belts” earlier in this section.

WARNING

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

● 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.

● 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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2nd row center seat belt comfort guide When using the 2nd row center seat belt it may be necessary to use the comfort guide to adjust the shoulder belt height for occupants of different sizes for added comfort and to help obtain proper seat belt fit. 1. Raise the head restraint on the 2nd row driver’s side seating position. Remove the comfort guide from the stowed position by pulling the cord from the channel.

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2.

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Insert the shoulder belt into the back of the comfort guide so that the seat belt lays flat in the guide. Be sure that the comfort guide routes the seat belt properly over the center of your shoulder and across your chest. The belt should be away from your face and neck, but not falling off of your shoulder.

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3. To return the seat belt comfort guide to the stowed position, route the comfort guide strap in the channel under the 2nd row driv- er’s side seating position head restraint and attach the guide in the clip.

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Front and 2nd row outboard seats

Shoulder belt height adjustment (front and 2nd row outboard seats) The shoulder belt anchor height should be ad- justed to the position best for you. (See “Precau- tions on seat belt usage” earlier in this section.) To adjust, pull out 䊊1 the adjustment button and move the shoulder belt anchor 䊊2 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. Re- lease the adjustment button to lock the shoulder belt anchor into position.

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WARNING

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

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

WARNING

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

● 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.

● 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 ● 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.

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

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Seat belt hook When the seat belt is not in use and when folding down the rear seats, hook the rear seat belts on the seat belt hooks. 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 that is compatible with the installed seat belts is available that can be purchased. The extender adds approximately 8 in (200 mm) of length and may be used for either the driver or front passenger seating position. See a NISSAN dealer for assistance with pur- chasing an extender if an extender is required.

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● 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.

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.

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

WARNING

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

All U.S. states and Canadian provinces or terri- tories require the use of approved child restraints for infants and small children. See “Child re- straints” later in this section. A child restraint may be secured in the vehicle by using either the LATCH (Lower Anchor and Teth- ers for CHildren) system or with the vehicle seat belt. See the “Child restraints” section for more information. NISSAN recommends that all pre-teens and children be restrained in the rear seat. Studies show that children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seat than in the front seat.

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WARNING

Never let a child stand or kneel on any seat and do not allow a child in the cargo area. The child could be seriously injured or killed in a sudden stop or collision.

This is especially important because your vehicle has a supplemental restraint sys- tem (air bag system) for the front passen- ger. See “Supplemental restraint system” later in this section. INFANTS Infants up to at least 1 year old should be placed in a rear-facing child restraint. NISSAN recom- mends that infants be placed in child restraints that comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. You should choose a child restraint that fits your vehicle and always follow the manu- facturer’s instructions for installation and use. SMALL CHILDREN Children that are over 1 year old and weigh at least 20 lbs (9 kg) should remain in a rear-facing child restraint as long as possible up to the height or weight limit of the child restraint. Forward- facing child restraints are available for children who outgrow rear-facing child restraints and are at least 1 year old. Refer to the manufacturer’s instructions for minimum and maximum weight and height recommendations. NISSAN recom- mends that small children be placed in child restraints that comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. You should choose a child

restraint that fits your vehicle and always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for installation 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 ft 9 in (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.

the shoulder belt

NISSAN recommends that a child be placed in a commercially available booster seat if the shoul- der belt fits close to the face or neck or if the lap portion of the seat belt goes across the abdo- men. The booster seat should raise the child so that is properly positioned across the top, middle portion 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 certi- fying that it complies with Federal 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.

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CHILD RESTRAINTS

PRECAUTIONS ON CHILD RESTRAINTS

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WARNING

● Failure to follow the warnings and in- structions for proper use and installa- tion of child restraints could result in serious injury or death of a child or other passengers in a sudden stop or collision: – The child restraint must be used and installed properly. Always follow all of the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions for installation and use.

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– Infants and children should never be held on anyone’s lap. Even the stron- gest adult cannot resist the forces of a collision.

– Do not put a seat belt around both a

child and another passenger.

– NISSAN recommends that all child restraints be installed in the rear seat. Studies show that children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seat than in the front seat. If you must install a forward-facing child restraint in the front seat, see “Forward-facing child restraint in- stallation using the seat belts” later in this section.

– Even with the NISSAN Advanced Air Bag System, never install a rear- facing child restraint in the front seat. An inflating air bag could seri- ously injure or kill a child. A rear- facing child restraint must only be used in the rear seat.

– Be sure to purchase a child restraint that will fit the child and vehicle. Some child restraints may not fit properly in your vehicle.

– Child restraint anchor points are de- signed to withstand loads from child restraints that are properly fitted.

– Never use the anchor points for adult

seat belts or harnesses.

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

– Keep seatbacks as upright as pos- sible after fitting the child restraint. – Infants and children should always be placed in an appropriate child re- straint while in the vehicle.

● When the child restraint is not in use, keep it secured with the LATCH system or a seat belt. In a sudden stop or colli- sion, loose objects can injure occu- pants or damage the vehicle.

CAUTION

A child restraint in a closed vehicle can become very hot. Check the seating sur- face and buckles before placing a child in the child restraint.

This vehicle is equipped with a universal child restraint anchor system, referred to as the LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) sys- tem. Some child restraints include rigid or webbing-mounted attachments that can be con- nected to these anchors. For details, see “LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) sys- tem” later in this section.

If you do not have a LATCH compatible child restraint, the vehicle seat belts can be used.

Several manufacturers offer child restraints for infants and children of various sizes. When se- lecting any child restraint, keep the following points in mind: ● 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.

● Check the child restraint in your vehicle to be sure it is compatible with the vehicle’s seat and seat belt system.

● 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’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. Canadian law requires the top tether strap on forward-facing child restraints be secured to the designated an- chor point on the vehicle.

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LATCH lower anchor

WARNING

Failure to follow the warnings and instruc- tions for proper use and installation of child restraints could result in serious in- jury or death of a child or other passen- gers in a sudden stop or collision:

– Attach LATCH system compatible child restraints only at the locations shown in the illustration.

– Do not secure a child restraint in the center rear seating position using the LATCH lower anchors. The child restraint will not be secured properly. – Inspect the lower anchors by insert- ing your fingers into the lower anchor area. Feel to make sure there are no obstructions over the anchors such as seat belt webbing or seat cushion material. The child restraint will not be secured properly if the lower an- chors are obstructed.

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LATCH system lower anchor locations LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) SYSTEM Your vehicle is equipped with special anchor points that are used with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) system compatible child restraints. This system may also be referred to as the ISOFIX or ISOFIX compatible system. With this system, you do not have to use a vehicle seat belt to secure the child restraint.

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LATCH lower anchor location

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LATCH lower anchor point locations

LATCH lower anchor location The LATCH lower anchors are located at the rear of the seat cushion near the seatback. A label is attached to the seatback to help you locate the LATCH lower anchors.

LATCH webbing-mounted attachment Installing child restraint LATCH lower anchor attachments LATCH compatible child restraints include two rigid or webbing-mounted attachments that can be connected to two anchors located at certain seating positions in your vehicle. With this sys- tem, you do not have to use a vehicle seat belt to secure the child restraint. Check your child re- straint for a label stating that it is compatible with LATCH. This information may also be in the in- structions provided by the child restraint manu- facturer.

LATCH rigid-mounted attachment

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

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Top tether anchor

WARNING

Do not allow cargo to contact the top tether strap when it is attached to the top tether anchor. Properly secure the cargo so it does not contact the top tether strap. Cargo that is not properly secured or cargo that contacts the top tether strap may damage it during a collision. A child could be seriously injured or killed in a collision if the top tether strap is damaged.

REAR-FACING CHILD RESTRAINT INSTALLATION USING LATCH Refer to all Warnings and Cautions in the “Child Safety” and “Child Restraint” sections before in- stalling a child restraint. Follow these steps to install a rear-facing child restraint in the 2nd row seats using the LATCH system: 1. Position the child restraint on the seat. Al- ways follow the child restraint manufactur- er’s instructions.

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2nd row bench seat

1. Top tether straps

2. Anchor points Top tether anchor point locations Anchor points are located in the following loca- tions: ● 2nd row bench on the floor behind the out-

board seating positions as shown.

● 2nd row bench center seatback as shown. If you have any questions when installing a top tether strap, consult your NISSAN dealer for details.

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Rear-facing web-mounted – step 2


Rear-facing rigid-mounted – step 2


Rear-facing – step 3


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2. Secure the child restraint anchor attach- ments to the LATCH lower anchors. Check to make sure the LATCH attachment is prop- erly attached to the lower anchors.

3. For child restraints that are equipped with webbing-mounted attachments, remove any additional slack from the anchor attach- ments. Press downward and rearward firmly in the center of the child restraint with your hand to compress the vehicle seat cushion and seatback while tightening the webbing of the anchor attachments.

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5. Check to make sure the child restraint is properly secured prior to each use. If the child restraint repeat steps 2
through 4.

is loose,

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REAR-FACING CHILD RESTRAINT INSTALLATION USING THE SEAT BELTS

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Rear-facing – step 4


4. After attaching the child restraint, test it be- fore you place the child in it. Push it from side to side while holding the child restraint near the LATCH attachment path. The child re- straint should not move more than 1 inch (25
mm), from side to side. Try to tug it forward and check to see if the LATCH attachment holds the restraint in place. If the restraint is not secure, tighten the LATCH attachment as necessary, or put the restraint in another seat and test it again. You may need to try a different child restraint or try installing by using the vehicle seat belt (if applicable). Not all child restraints fit in all types of ve- hicles.

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WARNING

● The three-point seat belt with Auto- matic Locking Retractor (ALR) must be used when installing a child restraint. Failure to use the ALR mode will result in the child restraint not being properly secured. The restraint could tip over or be loose and cause injury to a child in a sudden stop or collision. Also, it can change the operation of the front pas- senger air bag. See “Front passenger air bag and status light” later in this section.

● 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 “Attaching the center seat belt” in this section.

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Rear-facing – step 2


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 manufacturer’s in- structions for belt routing.

Rear-facing – step 1


Refer to all Warnings and Cautions in the “Child safety” and “Child restraints” sections before in- stalling a child restraint. Follow these steps to install a rear-facing child restraint using the vehicle seat belts in the rear seats: 1. Child restraints for infants must be used in the rear-facing direction and therefore must not be used in the front seat. Position the child restraint on the seat. Always follow the restraint manufacturer’s instructions.

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Rear-facing – step 3


Rear-facing – step 4


Rear-facing – step 5


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3. Pull the shoulder belt until the belt is fully extended. At this time, the seat belt retractor is in the Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) mode (child restraint mode). It reverts to the Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) 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. Remove any additional slack from the seat belt; press downward and rearward firmly in the center of the child restraint to compress the vehicle seat cushion and seatback while pulling up on the seat belt.

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7. Check to make sure that the child restraint is properly secured prior to each use. If the seat belt locked, repeat steps 1
through 6.

is not

After the child restraint is removed and the seat belt fully retracted, the ALR mode (child restraint mode) is canceled. FORWARD-FACING CHILD RESTRAINT INSTALLATION USING LATCH Refer to all Warnings and Cautions in the “Child Safety” and “Child Restraints” sections before installing a child restraint. Follow these steps to install a forward-facing child restraint in the 2nd row seats using the LATCH system: 1. Position the child restraint on the seat. Al- ways follow the child restraint manufactur- er’s instructions.

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6. After attaching the child restraint, test it be- fore you place the child in it. Push it from side to side while holding the child restraint near the seat belt path. The child restraint should not move more than 1 inch (25 mm), 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 seat belt as necessary, or put the restraint in another seat and test it again. You may need to try a different child restraint. Not all child restraints fit in all types of vehicles.

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Forward-facing web-mounted – step 2
2. Secure the child restraint anchor attach- ments to the LATCH lower anchors. Check to make sure the LATCH attachment is prop- erly attached to the lower anchors.

If the child restraint is equipped with a top tether strap, route the top tether strap and secure the tether strap to the tether anchor point. See “Installing top tether strap” in this section. Do not install child restraints that require the use of a top tether strap in seat- ing positions that do not have a top tether anchor.

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Forward-facing rigid-mounted – step 2
3. The back of the child restraint should be

secured against the vehicle seatback. If necessary, adjust or remove the head re- straint to obtain the correct child restraint fit. If the head restraint is removed, store it in a secure place. Be sure to reinstall the head restraint when the child restraint is re- moved. See “Head restraints” in this section for head restraint adjustment information. 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.

Forward-facing – step 4


Forward-facing – step 6


LRS0671


WRS0697


4. For child restraints that are equipped with webbing-mounted attachments, remove any additional slack from the anchor attach- ments. Press downward and rearward firmly

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