2002 ALTIMA OWNER'S MANUAL

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2002 ALTIMA OWNER'S MANUAL

  1. 1. The inside pages of this manual containForeword a minimum of 50% recycled fibers, including 10% post-consumer fibers.Welcome to the growing family of new READ FIRST — THEN DRIVE SAFELY MODIFICATION OF YOUR VEHICLENISSAN owners. This vehicle is delivered Before driving your vehicle please read this This vehicle should not be modified.to you with confidence. It was produced Owner’s Manual carefully. This will ensure Modification could affect its perfor-using the latest techniques and strict quality familiarity with controls and maintenance mance, safety or durability, and maycontrol. requirements, assisting you in the safe op- even violate governmental regulations.This manual was prepared to help you eration of your vehicle. In addition, damage or performanceunderstand the operation and maintenance problems resulting from modificationsof your vehicle so that you may enjoy many WARNING may not be covered under NISSANmiles of driving pleasure. Please read IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION warranties.through this manual before operating your REMINDERS FOR SAFETY!vehicle. Follow these important rules to help WHEN READING THE MANUALA separate Warranty Information Book- ensure a safe and comfortable trip forlet explains details about the warranties you and your passengers! This manual includes information for all options available on this model. Therefore,covering your vehicle. The “NISSAN ● NEVER drive under the influence ofService and Maintenance Guide” ex- you may find some information that does alcohol or drugs.plains details about maintaining and not apply to your vehicle. ● ALWAYS observe posted speed lim-servicing your vehicle. Additionally, a All information, specifications and illustra- its and never drive too fast for con-separate Customer Care/Lemon Law tions in this manual are those in effect at the ditions.Booklet (U.S. only) will explain how to ● ALWAYS use your seat belts and time of printing. NISSAN reserves the rightresolve any concerns you may have with appropriate child restraint systems. to change specifications or design withoutyour vehicle, as well as clarify yourrights under your state’s lemon law. Pre-teen children should be seated notice and without obligation. in the rear seat.Your NISSAN dealership knows your ve-hicle best. When you require any service or ● ALWAYS provide information abouthave any questions, they will be glad to the proper use of vehicle safety fea-assist you with the extensive resources tures to all occupants of the vehicle.available to them. ● ALWAYS review this owner’s manual for important safety information. ੬੭
  2. 2. The inside pages of this manual contain a minimum of 50% recycled fibers, including 10% post-consumer fibers.IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUTTHIS MANUAL CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65You will see various symbols in this manual. WARNINGThey are used in the following ways: WARNING Engine Exhaust, some of its constitu- WARNING ents, and certain vehicle componentsThis is used to indicate the presence of contain or emit chemicals known toa hazard that could cause death or State of California to cause cancer andserious personal injury. To avoid or birth defects or other reproductivereduce the risk, the procedures must harm.be followed precisely. APD1005 CAUTIONThis is used to indicate the presence ofa hazard that could cause minor or If you see this symbol, it means ‘‘Do not domoderate personal injury or damage to this’’ or ‘‘Do not let this happen.’’your vehicle. To avoid or reduce therisk, the procedures must be followedcarefully. © 2002 NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC. GARDENA, CALIFORNIA All rights reserved. No part of this Owner’s Manual may be reproduced or stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form, or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photo- copying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Nissan North America, Inc., Gardena, California. ੬੭
  3. 3. Welcome To The World Of NISSAN 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 WFW0002 care to ensure that when you take your NISSAN to your dealer for maintenance, the service techni-Your new NISSAN is the result of our dedication facility in Smyrna, Tennessee, vehicle styling cian will perform his work according to the qualityto produce the finest in safe, reliable and eco- design at Nissan Design International in San standards that have been established by Nissan.nomical transportation. Your vehicle is the prod- Diego, California, and engineering at Nissan Technical Center North America in Farmington Safety has also been built into your NISSAN. Asuct of a successful worldwide company that you know, seat belts are an integral part of themanufactures cars and trucks in over 17 coun- Hills, Michigan. Additionally, NISSAN employs nearly 18,000 people throughout the United safety systems that will help protect you and yourtries and distributes them in 170 nations. passengers in the event of a sudden stop or an States, Canada, and Mexico. An additionalNISSAN vehicles are designed and manufac- 71,000 people work for the 1,500 NISSAN and accident. We urge you to use the seat belts everytured by Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. which was INFINITI dealers across North America. time you drive the vehicle.founded in Tokyo, Japan in 1933, and NISSAN The NISSAN story of growth and achievementaffiliates world wide, collectively growing to be- NISSAN is also a substantial contributor to the reflects our major goal: to provide you, ourcome the fifth largest automaker in the world. In Canadian economy. Nissan Canada Inc., its sup- customer, with a vehicle that is built with qualityaddition to cars and trucks, NISSAN also makes pliers and over 140 dealers employ approxi- and craftsmanship — a product that we can bediversified forklift trucks, marine engines, boats mately 4,500 people. These include company proud to build and you can be proud to own.and other products. employees and the staffs of NISSAN dealers all across Canada. In addition, many CanadiansNISSAN has made a substantial and growing work for companies that supply NISSAN andinvestment in North America. NISSAN’s commit- NISSAN dealers with materials and servicesment is nearly $4 billion dollars in capital invest- ranging from the operation of port facilities andments in facilities across the continent. Some of transportation services, to the supply of lubri-the facilities include the Nissan Manufacturing cants, parts and accessories. ੬੭
  4. 4. NISSAN CUSTOMER CARE PROGRAMNISSAN CARES ...Both NISSAN and your NISSAN dealer are dedicated to serving all your automotive needs. Your satisfaction with your vehicle and yourNISSAN dealer are our primary concerns. Your NISSAN dealer is always available to assist you with all your automobile sales and serviceneeds.However, if there is something that your The Consumer Affairs Department will ask tion on the left at:NISSAN dealer cannot assist you with or for the following information: For U.S. mainland and Alaska customersyou would like to provide NISSAN directlywith comments or questions, please con- — Your name, address, and telephone Nissan North America Inc.tact the NISSAN Consumer Affairs Depart- number Consumer Affairs Departmentment using our toll-free number: P.O. Box 191 — Vehicle identification number (on dash- Gardena, California 90248-0191For U.S. mainland and Alaska board) For Hawaii customerscustomers — Date of purchase Nissan Motor Corporation in Hawaii 1-800-NISSAN-1 — Current odometer reading 2880 Kilihau St. (1-800-647-7261) Honolulu, Hawaii 96819 — Your NISSAN dealer’s nameFor Hawaii customers For Canadian customers (808) 836-0888 (Oahu Number) — Your comments or questions Nissan Canada Inc.For CANADIAN customers OR 5290 Orbitor Drive 1-800-387-0122 You can write to NISSAN with the informa- Mississauga, Ontario L4W 4Z5 We appreciate your interest in NISSAN and thank you for buying a quality NISSAN vehicle. ੬੭
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  6. 6. Table of Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1Contents Instruments and controls 2 Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4 Starting and driving 5 In case of emergency 6 Appearance and care 7 Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8 Technical and consumer information 9 Index 10
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  8. 8. 1 Seats, restraints and supplemental airbag systemsSeats ......................................................................1-2 Pregnant women .............................................1-24 Front manual seat adjustment...........................1-3 Injured persons................................................1-24 Front power seat adjustment (driver’s Three-point type seat belt with retractor .........1-24 seat) (if so equipped) ........................................1-4 Seat belt extenders .........................................1-28 Folding rear seat ...............................................1-6 Seat belt maintenance ....................................1-28 Head restraint adjustment .................................1-7 Child restraints .....................................................1-28Supplemental restraint system...............................1-8 Precautions on child restraints ........................1-28 Precautions on supplemental restraint Installation on rear seat center or system ...............................................................1-8 outboard positions ...........................................1-30 Supplemental air bag warning labels ..............1-19 LATCH (Lower anchors and tether for Supplemental air bag warning light.................1-19 children) system ...................................................1-35Seat belts .............................................................1-21 Top tether strap child restraint ........................1-37 Precautions on seat belt usage ......................1-21 Installation on front passenger seat ................1-38 Child safety......................................................1-23 ੬੭
  9. 9. SEATS ARS1131 WARNING ● For most effective protection when● Do not ride in a moving vehicle when the vehicle is in motion, the seat the seatback is reclined. This can be should be upright. Always sit well dangerous. The shoulder belt will back in the seat and adjust the seat not be against your body. In an acci- properly. See ‘‘Precautions on Seat dent you could be thrown into it and Belt Usage’’ later in this section. receive neck or other serious inju- ries. You could also slide under the lap belt and receive serious internal injuries.1-2 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬੭
  10. 10. FRONT MANUAL SEATADJUSTMENT WARNING● Do not adjust the driver’s seat while driving so full attention may be given to vehicle operation. The seat may move suddenly and could cause loss of control of the vehicle.● After adjustment, gently rock in the seat to make sure it is securely locked. WRS0001 Forward and backward Reclining Pull the lever up while you slide the seat To recline the seatback, pull the lever up forward or backward to the desired position. and lean back. To bring the seatback for- Release the lever to lock the seat in posi- ward again, pull the lever and move your- tion. body forward. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-3 ੬੭
  11. 11. SPA0099A LRS0016Seat lifter (Driver’s seat) (if so FRONT POWER SEAT ● Do not leave children unattended in-equipped) ADJUSTMENT (Driver’s seat) (if side the vehicle. They could un-Turn either dial to adjust the angle and so equipped) knowingly activate switches or con-height of the seat cushion to the desired trols. Unattended children couldposition. WARNING become involved in serious acci- ● Do not adjust the driver’s seat while dents. driving so full attention may be given to vehicle operation. The seat may move suddenly and could cause Operating Tips loss of control of the vehicle. ● The motor has an auto-reset overload protection circuit. If the motor stops dur- ing operation, wait 30 seconds, then re- activate the switch.1-4 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬੭
  12. 12. ● Do not operate the power seat switch for a long period of time when the engine is off. This will discharge the battery.Forward and backwardMoving the switch forward or backward willslide the seat forward or backward to thedesired position.RecliningMove the recline switch backward until thedesired angle is obtained. To bring theseatback forward again, move the switch LRS0017 ARS1035forward and move your body forward. Theseatback will move forward. Seat lifter (if so equipped for driver’s Lumbar support (if so equipped for seat) driver’s seat) Push the front or rear end of the switch up or The lumbar support feature provides lower down to adjust the angle and height of the back support to the driver. Move the lever seat cushion. up or down to adjust the seat lumbar area. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-5 ੬੭
  13. 13. To fold down the driver side of the rear seat, sengers may be injured in an acci- reach through the opening and pull on the dent or sudden stop. strap located behind the seat. ● Closely supervise children when The rear seats can be locked using the they are around cars to prevent them master key to prevent unauthorized access. from playing and becoming locked The valet key cannot be used to lock or in the trunk where they could be unlock the release button. seriously injured. Keep the car locked, with the rear seat back se- WARNING curely latched, when not in use, and ● Never allow anyone to ride in the prevent children’s access to car luggage area or on the rear seat keys. when it is in the fold-down position. Use of these areas by passengers without proper restraints could re- sult in serious injury in an accident or sudden stop. ● 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- LRS0102 sonal injury.FOLDING REAR SEAT ● When returning seatbacks to the up- right position, be certain they areInterior trunk access completely secured in the latchedThe trunk can be accessed from the pas- position. If they are not completelysenger side of the rear seat for loading and secured in the latched position, pas-unloading, as shown.1-6 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬੭
  14. 14. LRS0103 PD1319 WRS0096Center armrest HEAD RESTRAINT ADJUSTMENT Adjust the head restraints so the center is level with the center of your ears.Pull the armrest forward until it is horizontal. To raise the head restraint, pull it up. To lower, push and hold the lock knob and 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. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-7 ੬੭
  15. 15. SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINTSYSTEMPRECAUTIONS ON SUPPLE- where the vehicle is impacted.MENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM These supplemental restraint systems are designed to supplement the crash protec-This Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) tion provided by the driver and front passen-section contains important information con- ger seat belts and are not a substitute forcerning the driver and passenger front im- them. Seat belts should always be correctlypact supplemental air bags, front seat side- worn and the occupant seated a suitableimpact supplemental air bags, curtain air distance away from the steering wheel, in-bags and front seat pre-tensioner seat belts. strument panel and door finishers. (SeeFront impact supplemental air bag sys- ‘‘Seat belts’’ later in this section for instruc-tem: This system can help cushion the tions and precautions on seat belt usage.)impact force to the face and chest of the After turning the ignition key to the ONdriver and front passenger in certain frontal position, the supplemental air bag warn-collisions. ing light illuminates. The supplementalSide-impact supplemental air bag sys- air bag warning light will turn off aftertem: This system can help cushion the about 7 seconds if the systems are op-impact force to the chest area of the driver erational.and front passenger in certain side impactcollisions. The front seat side-impactsupplemental air bags are designed to in-flate on the side where the vehicle is im-pacted.Side impact supplemental curtain air bagsystem: This system can help cushion theimpact force to the head of occupants infront and rear outboard seating positions incertain side impact collisions. The curtainair bags are designed to inflate on the side1-8 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬੭
  16. 16. ● 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 monitors 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. ● Keep hands on the outside of the steering wheel. Placing them inside the steering wheel rim could increase ARS1132 the risk that they are injured when the supplemental front air bag inflates. WARNING with great force. If you are unre-● The supplemental front air bags or- strained, leaning forward, sitting side- dinarily will not inflate in the event of ways or out of position in any way, a side impact, rear impact, roll over, you are at greater risk of injury or or lower severity frontal collision. death in a crash. You may also re- Always wear your seat belts to help ceive serious or fatal injuries from the reduce the risk or severity of injury supplemental front air bag if you are in various kinds of accidents. up against it when it inflates. Always sit back against the seatback and as● The seat belts and the supplemental far away as practical from the steering front air bags are most effective when wheel or instrument panel. Always you are sitting well back and upright use the seat belts. in the seat. Front air bags inflate Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-9 ੬੭
  17. 17. ARS1133 ARS1041 ARS10421-10 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬੭
  18. 18. WARNING ● Never let children ride unrestrained or extend their hands or face out of the window. Do not attempt to hold them in your lap or arms. Some ex- amples of dangerous riding posi- tions are shown in the previous illus- trations. ● Children may be severely injured or killed when the supplemental front air bag or supplemental side air bag inflates if they are not properly re-ARS1043 ARS1045 strained. ● Also, never install a rear facing child restraint in the front seat. An inflat- ing supplemental front air bag could seriously injure or kill your child. See ‘‘Child restraints’’ later in this section for details.ARS1044 ARS1046 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-11 ੬੭
  19. 19. dangerous riding positions are shown in the previous illustrations. When sitting in the rear seat, do not hold onto the seatback of the front seat. If the supplemental side air bag inflates, you may be seriously in- jured. Be especially careful with chil- dren, who should always be properly restrained. ● Do not use seat covers on the front seatbacks. They may interfere with supplemental side air bag inflation. SSS0101 SSS0140 WARNING ● The seat belts and the supplementalSupplemental side air bag and curtain side air bags and curtain air bags areair bag: most effective when you are sitting well back and upright in the seat.● The supplemental side air bag and The side air bag and curtain air bag curtain air bag ordinarily will not inflate with great force. Do not allow inflate in the event of a frontal im- anyone to place their hand, leg or pact, rear impact, rollover or lower face near the side air bag on the side severity side collision. Always wear of the seatback of the front seat or your seat belts to help reduce the near the side roof rails. Do not allow risk or severity of injury in various anyone sitting in the front seats or kinds of accidents. rear outboard seats to extend their hand out of the window or lean against the door. Some examples of1-12 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬੭
  20. 20. SSS0159 SSS0162 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-13 ੬੭
  21. 21. tion, cautions and warnings in this manual still apply and must be followed. The front air bags are designed to inflate in higher severity frontal collisions, although they may inflate if the forces in another type of collision are similar to those of a higher severity frontal impact. They may not inflate in certain frontal collisions. Vehicle damage (or lack of it) is not always an indication of proper supplemental air bag 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 if 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 front air bag in- LRS0104 flates, a fairly loud noise may be heard, followed by release of smoke. This smoke isSupplemental front air bag system systems are designed to meet optional certi- not harmful and does not indicate a fire. fication requirements under U.S. regulations. Care should be taken not to inhale it, as itThe driver supplemental air bag is located in They are also permitted in Canada. The op- may cause irritation and choking. Thosethe center of the steering wheel; the front tional certification allows front air bags to be with a history of a breathing conditionpassenger supplemental air bag is mounted in designed to inflate somewhat less forcefully should get fresh air promptly.the dashboard above the glove box. These than previously. However, all of the informa- Supplemental front air bags, along with the1-14 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬੭
  22. 22. use of seat belts, help to cushion the impact between any occupant and the steer- and above the instrument panel, or byforce on the face and chest of the front ing wheel or instrument panel. Such installing additional trim materialoccupants. They can help save lives and objects may become dangerous pro- around the air bag system.reduce serious injuries. However, an inflat- jectiles and cause injury if the supple- ● Work around and on the supplementaling front air bag may cause facial abrasions mental front air bag inflates. front air bag system should be doneor other injuries. Front air bags do notprovide restraint to the lower body. ● Right after inflation, several air bag by an authorized NISSAN retailer. In- system components will be hot. Do stallation of electrical equipmentThe seat belts should be correctly worn and not touch them; you may severely should also be done by an authorizedthe driver and passenger seated upright as burn yourself. NISSAN retailer. The yellow and or-far as practical away from the steering ange Supplemental Restrain Systemwheel or dash board. The supplemental ● No unauthorized changes should be (SRS) wiring and connectors shouldfront air bags inflate quickly in order to help made to any components or wiring of not be modified or disconnected. Un-protect the front occupants. Because of this, the supplemental front air bag sys- authorized electrical test equipmentthe force of the front air bag inflating can tem. This is to prevent accidental in- and probing devices should not beincrease the risk of injury if the occupant is flation of the air bag or damage to the used on the air bag system.too close to or is against the air bag module air bag system. ● A cracked windshield should be re-during inflation.The air bag will deflate ● Do not make unauthorized changesquickly after the collision is over. placed immediately by a qualified to your vehicle’s electrical system, repair facility. A cracked windshieldAfter turning the ignition key to the ON suspension system or front end could affect inflation of the supple-position, the supplemental air bag warn- structure. This could affect proper mental air bag system.ing light illuminates. The air bag warning operation of the supplemental frontlight will turn off after about 7 seconds if air bag system. ● The SRS wiring harness connectors arethe system is operational. ● Tampering with the supplemental front yellow and orange for easy identification. air bag system may result in serious WARNING personal injury. For example, do not When selling your vehicle, we request that● Do not place any objects on the steer- change the steering wheel and the in- you inform the buyer about the supple- ing wheel pad or on the instrument strument panel assembly by placing mental front air bag system and guide the panel. Also, do not place any objects material over the steering wheel pad buyer to the appropriate sections in this Owner’s Manual. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-15 ੬੭
  23. 23. they may inflate if the forces in another type The seat belts should be correctly worn and of collision are similar to those of a higher the driver and passenger seated upright as severity side impact. They are designed to far as practical away from the side air bag. inflate on the side where the vehicle is Rear seat passengers should be seated as impacted. They may not inflate in certain far away as practical from the door finishers side collisions. Vehicle damage (or lack of and side roof rails. The side air bags and it) is not always an indication of proper curtain air bag inflate quickly in order to help supplemental side air bag operation. protect the front occupants. Because of this, the force of the side air bag and curtain air When the supplemental side air bag and bag inflating can increase the risk of injury if curtain air bag inflate, a fairly loud noise the occupant is too close to, or is against, may be heard, followed by release of these air bag modules during inflation. The smoke. This smoke is not harmful and does side air bag and curtain air bag will deflate LRS0105 not indicate a fire. Care should be taken not quickly after the collision is over. to inhale it, as it may cause irritation and After turning the ignition key to the ONSupplemental side air bag and cur- choking. Those with a history of a breathing position, the supplemental air bag warn-tain air bag system (if so equipped) condition should get fresh air promptly. ing light illuminates. The air bag warningThe supplemental side air bags are located Supplemental side air bags, along with the light will turn off after about 7 seconds ifin the outside of the seatback of the front use of seat belts, help to cushion the impact the system is operational.seats. The supplemental curtain air bags force on the chest of the front occupants. WARNINGare located in the roof side rails. These Curtain air bags help to cushion the impactsystems are designed to meet voluntary force to the head of occupants in the front ● Do not place any objects near theguidelines to help reduce the risk of injury to and rear outboard seating positions. They seatback of the front seats. Also, doout-of-position occupants. However, all of can help save lives and reduce serious not place any objects (an umbrella,the information, cautions and warnings injuries. However, an inflating side air bag bag, etc.) between the front doorin this manual still apply and must be and curtain air bag may cause abrasions or finisher and the front seat. Such ob-followed. The supplemental side air bags other injuries. Supplemental side air bags jects may become dangerous pro-and curtain air bags are designed to inflate and curtain air bags do not provide restraint jectiles and cause injury if the sidein higher severity side collisions, although to the lower body. air bag inflates.1-16 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬੭
  24. 24. ● Right after inflation, several side air ● Work around and on the side air bag replaced together with the retractor bag and curtain air bag system com- and curtain air bag system should be as a unit. ponents will be hot. Do not touch done by an authorized NISSAN re- ● If the vehicle becomes involved in a them; you may severely burn your- tailer. Installation of electrical equip- frontal collision but the pre- self. ment should also be done by an tensioner is not activated, be sure to authorized NISSAN retailer. The SRS have the pre-tensioner system● No unauthorized changes should be wiring harnesses* should not be checked and, if necessary, replaced made to any components or wiring modified or disconnected. Unautho- by your NISSAN retailer. of this side air bag and curtain air bag system. This is to prevent acci- rized electrical test equipment and ● No unauthorized changes should be dental inflation of the side air bag probing devices should not be used made to any components or wiring and curtain air bag or damage to the on the side air bag system. of the pre-tensioner seat belt sys- side air bag and curtain air bag sys- tem. This is to prevent accidental tem. * The SRS wiring harness connectors activation of the pre-tensioner seat are yellow and orange for easy identi- belt or damage to the pre-tensioner● Do not make unauthorized changes fication. seat belt operation. Tampering with to your vehicle’s electrical system, When selling your vehicle, we request that the pre-tensioner seat belt system suspension system or side panel. you inform the buyer about the side air bag may result in serious personal in- This could affect proper operation of and curtain air bag system and guide the jury. the supplemental side air bag and curtain air bag system. buyer to the appropriate sections in this ● Work around and on the pre- Owner’s Manual. tensioner system should be done by● Tampering with the supplemental an authorized NISSAN retailer. In- system may result in serious per- Pre-tensioner seat belt system (For stallation of electrical equipment sonal injury. For example, do not front seats) should also be done by an autho- change the front seat by placing ma- rized NISSAN retailer. Unauthorized terial near the seatback or by install- WARNING electrical test equipment and prob- ing additional trim material, such as ● The pre-tensioner seat belt cannot ing devices should not be used on seat covers, around the side air bag. be reused after activation. It must be Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-17 ੬੭
  25. 25. the pre-tensioner seat belt system. If any abnormality occurs in the pre- tensioner system, the supplemental air bag● If you need to dispose of the pre- warning light will not come on, will tensioner or scrap the vehicle, con- flash intermittently or will turn on for 7 tact an authorized NISSAN retailer. seconds and remain on after the ignition key Correct pre-tensioner disposal pro- has been turned to the ON or START posi- cedures are set forth in the appropri- tion. In this case, the pre-tensioner seat belt ate NISSAN Service Manual. Incor- rect disposal procedures could may not function properly. They must be cause personal injury. checked and repaired. Take your vehicle to the nearest authorized NISSAN Retailer.The front seat pre-tensioner seat belt sys- When selling your vehicle, we request thattem activates in conjunction with the supple- you inform the buyer about the pre-mental front air bag. Working with the seat tensioner seat belt system and guide thebelt retractor, it helps tighten the seat belt buyer to the appropriate sections in thisthe instant the vehicle becomes involved in Owner’s Manual.certain types of collisions, thereby restrain-ing seat occupants.The pre-tensioner is encased with the seatbelt’s retractor. These seat belts are usedthe same as conventional seat belts.When the pre-tensioner seat belt activates,smoke is released and a loud noise may beheard. The smoke is not harmful, but careshould be taken not to inhale it as it maycause irritation and choking. Those with ahistory of a breathing condition should getfresh air promptly.1-18 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬੭
  26. 26. WRS0124 LRS0100SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAGWARNING LABELS WARNING LIGHTWarning labels about the supplemental The supplemental air bag warning light, dis-front air bag, supplemental side air bag and playing in the instrument panel, moni-curtain air bag systems are placed in the tors the circuits of the supplemental front airvehicle as shown in the illustration. bag, supplemental side air bag and curtain air bag (if so equipped) and pre-tensioner seat belt systems. The circuits monitored by the supplemental air bag warning light are the diagnosis sensor unit, satellite sensors, front air bag modules, side air bag modules, curtain air bag modules, pre-tensioner seat belts and all related wiring. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-19 ੬੭
  27. 27. When the ignition key is in the ON or START WARNING WARNINGposition, the supplemental air bag warninglight illuminates for about 7 seconds and If the supplemental air bag warning ● Once the supplemental front air bag,then turns off. This means the system is light is on, it could mean that the supplemental side air bag or curtainoperational. supplemental front air bag, supplemen- air bag has inflated, the air bag mod- tal side air bag, curtain air bag systems ule will not function again and mustIf any of the following conditions occur, the (if so equipped) and/or pre-tensioner be replaced. Additionally, if any ofsupplemental front air bag, supplemental seat belt systems will not operate in an the supplemental air bags inflate, theside air bag and curtain air bag (if so accident. pre-tensioner seat belts must alsoequipped) and pre-tensioner seat belt sys- be replaced. The air bag module andtems need servicing: Repair and replacement procedure pre-tensioner seat belt system● The supplemental air bag warning light should be replaced by an authorized The supplemental front air bags, supple- NISSAN dealer. The air bag module remains on after approximately 7 sec- mental side air bags, curtain air bags and onds. and pre-tensioner seat belt system pretensioner seat belts are designed to in- cannot be repaired.● The supplemental air bag warning light flate on a one-time-only basis. As a re- minder, unless it is damaged, the supple- ● The supplemental front air bag, flashes intermittently. mental air bag light remains illuminated supplemental side air bag and cur-● The supplemental air bag warning light after inflation has occurred. Repair and re- tain air bag systems should be in- does not come on at all. placement of these supplemental air bag spected by an authorized NISSAN systems should be done only by an autho- dealer if there is any damage to theUnder these conditions, the supplemental rized NISSAN dealer. front end or side portion of the ve-front air bag, supplemental side air bags hicle.and curtain air bag (if so equipped) or When maintenance work is required on thepre-tensioner seat belt systems may not ● If you need to dispose of a supple- vehicle, the supplemental front air bags, mental air bag, pre-tensioner seatoperate properly. It must be checked and supplemental side air bags, pre-tensionerrepaired. Take your vehicle to the nearest belt system or scrap the vehicle, seat belts and related parts should be contact an authorized NISSANauthorized NISSAN dealer. pointed out to the person conducting the dealer. Correct supplemental air bag maintenance. The ignition key should al- and pre-tensioner seat belt system ways be in the LOCK position when working under the hood or inside the vehicle.1-20 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬੭
  28. 28. SEAT BELTSdisposal procedures are set forth inthe appropriate NISSAN ServiceManual. Incorrect disposal proce-dures could cause personal injury. ARS1134 PRECAUTIONS ON SEAT BELT WARNING USAGE ● Every person who drives or rides in If you are wearing your seat belt properly this vehicle should use a seat belt at adjusted, your chances of being injured or all times. Children should be prop- killed in an accident and/or the severity of erly restrained and, if appropriate, in injury may be greatly reduced. NISSAN a child restraint. strongly encourages you and all of your ● The belt should be properly adjusted passengers to buckle up every time you to a snug fit. Failure to do so may drive, even if your seating position includes reduce the effectiveness of the entire a supplemental air bag. restraint system and increase the chance or severity of injury in an acci- Most U.S. states and all Canadian prov- dent. Serious injury or death can occur inces and territories, require that seat belts if the seat belt is not worn properly. be worn at all times when a vehicle is being driven. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-21 ੬੭
  29. 29. ARS1049 ARS1047 ARS1050● Always route the shoulder belt over ● Be sure the seat belt tongue is se- ● Once the pre-tensioner seat belt has your shoulder and across your chest. curely fastened to the proper buckle. activated, it cannot be reused and Never run the belt behind your back, ● Do not wear the belt inside out or must be replaced together with the under your arm or across your neck. twisted. Doing so may reduce its retractor. See your NISSAN dealer. The belt should be away from your effectiveness. ● Removal and installation of the pre- face and neck, but not falling off your tensioner seat belt system compo- shoulder. ● Do not allow more than one person to use the same belt. nents should be done by an autho-● Position the lap belt as low and snug rized NISSAN dealer. as possible AROUND THE HIPS, ● Never carry more people in the ve- hicle than there are seat belts. ● All seat belt assemblies including NOT THE WAIST. A lap belt worn too retractors and attaching hardware high could increase the risk of inter- should be inspected after any colli- nal injuries in an accident. sion by an authorized NISSAN dealer. NISSAN recommends that all1-22 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬੭
  30. 30. seat belt assemblies in use during a WARNING Infants and small children collision be replaced unless the col- Infants and children need special pro- NISSAN recommends that infants and small lision was minor and the belts show tection. The vehicle’s seat belts may children be placed in child restraints that no damage and continue to operate not fit them properly. The shoulder belt comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety properly. Seat belt assemblies not in may come too close to the face or neck. Standards or Canadian Motor Vehicle use during a collision should also be The lap belt may not fit over their small Safety Standards. You should choose a inspected and replaced if either hip bones. In an accident, an improp- child restraint that fits your vehicle and damage or improper operation is erly fitting seat belt could cause seri- always follow the manufacturer’s instruc- noted. ous or fatal injury. Always use appro- tions for installation and use.● All child restraints and attaching priate child restraints. hardware should be inspected after Larger children any collision. Always follow the re- All U.S. states and Canadian provinces or Children who are too large for child re- straint manufacturer’s inspection in- territories require the use of approved child straints should be seated and restrained by structions and replacement recom- the seat belts which are provided. restraints for infants and small children. See mendations. The child restraints ‘‘Child Restraints’’ later in this section. If the child’s seating position has a shoulder should be replaced if they are dam- belt that fits close to the face or neck, the aged. In addition, there are many types of child use of a booster seat (commercially avail- restraints available for larger children which able) may help overcome this. The booster should be used for maximum protection.CHILD SAFETY seat should raise the child so that the shoul- NISSAN recommends that all pre-teens der belt is properly positioned across theChildren need adults to help protect and children be restrained in the rear top, middle portion of the shoulder and thethem. They need to be properly re- seat if possible. According to accident lap belt is low on the hips. The booster seatstrained. statistics, children are safer when prop- should fit the vehicle seat and have a labelThe proper restraint depends on the child’s erly restrained in the rear seat than in the certifying that it complies with Federal Motorsize. Generally, infants up to about 1 year front seat. This is especially important Vehicle Safety Standards or Canadian Mo-and less than 20 pounds, (9 kg) should be because your vehicle has a supplemen- tor Vehicle Safety Standards. Once theplaced in rear facing child restraints. Forward tal restraint system (Air bag system) for child has grown so the shoulder belt is nofacing child restraints are available for chil- the front passenger. See ‘‘Supplemental longer on or near the face and neck, use thedren who outgrow rear facing child restraints. restraint system’’ earlier in this section. shoulder belt without the booster seat. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-23 ੬੭
  31. 31. WARNINGNever let a child stand or kneel on anyseat and do not allow a child in thecargo areas while the vehicle is mov-ing. The child could be seriously in-jured or killed in an accident.PREGNANT WOMENNISSAN recommends that pregnant womenuse seat belts. The seat belt should be wornsnug, and always position the lap belt aslow as possible around the hips, not thewaist. Place the shoulder belt over your ARS1051 WRS0029shoulder and across your chest. Never runthe lap/shoulder belt over your abdominal THREE-POINT TYPE SEAT BELT ● Do not ride in a moving vehicle whenarea. Contact your doctor for specific rec- WITH RETRACTOR the seatback is reclined. This can beommendations. dangerous. The shoulder belt will WARNING not be against your body. In an acci-INJURED PERSONS ● Every person who drives or rides in dent you could be thrown into it andNISSAN recommends that injured persons this vehicle should use a seat belt at receive neck or other serious inju-use seat belts. Check with your doctor for all times. ries. You could also slide under thespecific recommendations. lap belt and receive serious internal injuries.1-24 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬੭
  32. 32. ● For most effective protection when the vehicle is in motion, the seat should be upright. Always sit well back in the seat and adjust the seat properly. See “Precautions on seat belt usage” earlier in this section. ARS1052 ARS1162 Fastening the seat belts 3. Position the lap belt portion low and snug on the hips as shown. 1. Adjust the seat. 2. Slowly pull the seat belt out of the retrac- 4. Pull the shoulder belt portion toward the tor and insert the tongue into the buckle retractor to take up extra slack. until you hear and feel the latch engage. The front passenger seat belt and the rear The retractor is designed to lock during three-point seat belts have a cinching a sudden stop or on impact. A slow mechanism for child restraint installation. It pulling motion permits the seat belt to is referred to as the automatic locking move, and allows you some freedom of mode. movement in the seat. When automatic locking mode is activated the seat belt cannot be withdrawn further until the seat belt tongue is detached from the buckle and fully retracted. Once re- Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-25 ੬੭
  33. 33. tracted, the seat belt is in the emergency Checking seat belt operationlocking mode. See ‘‘Child Restraints’’ laterin this section for more information. Seat belt retractors are designed to lock seat belt movement using two separateThe automatic locking mode should be methods:used only for child restraint installation.During normal seat belt use by a passen- 1) When the seat belt is pulled quickly fromger, the locking mode should not be the retractor.activated. If it is activated it may cause 2) When the vehicle slows down rapidly.uncomfortable seat belt tension. To increase your confidence in the seat belts, check their operation as follows. ● Grasp the shoulder belt and pull quickly ARS1054 forward. The retractor should lock and restrict further belt movement. Unfastening the seat belts If the retractor does not lock during this To unfasten the seat belt, press the button check or if you have any questions about on the buckle. The seat belt automatically belt operation, see an authorized NISSAN retracts. dealer.1-26 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬੭
  34. 34. WARNING ● After adjustment, release the adjust- ment button and try to move the shoulder belt anchor up and down to make sure it is securely fixed in position. ● The shoulder belt anchor height should be adjusted to the position best for you. Failure to do so may reduce the effectiveness of the en- tire restraint system and increase the chance or severity of injury in an LRS0107 accident. LRS0106Shoulder belt height adjustment Center of rear seat(For front seats) Selecting correct set of seat belts:The shoulder belt anchor height should be The center seat belt buckle is identified byadjusted to the position best for you. (See the CENTER mark. The center seat belt‘‘Precautions on seat belt usage’’ earlier in tongue can be fastened only into the centerthis section.) To adjust, push the adjustment seat belt buckle.button and move the shoulder belt anchor tothe desired position, so the belt passes overthe center of the shoulder. The belt shouldbe away from your face and neck, but notfalling off of your shoulder. Release theadjustment button to lock the shoulder beltanchor into position. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-27 ੬੭
  35. 35. CHILD RESTRAINTSSEAT BELT EXTENDERS SEAT BELT MAINTENANCEIf, because of body size or driving position, it ● To clean the seat belt webbings, applyis not possible to properly fit the lap-shoulder a mild soap solution or any solution rec-belt and fasten it, an extender is available ommended for cleaning upholstery orwhich is compatible with the installed seat carpet. Then wipe with a cloth and allowbelts. The extender adds approximately 8 the seat belts to dry in the shade. Do notinches (200 mm) of length and may be used allow the seat belts to retract until theyfor either the driver or front passenger seat- are completely dry.ing position. See your NISSAN dealer for ● If dirt builds up on the shoulder beltassistance if an extender is required. guide of the seat belt anchors, the seat belts may retract slowly. Wipe the shoul- WARNING der belt guide with a clean, dry cloth.● Only NISSAN seat belt extenders, ARS1098 made by the same company which ● Periodically check to see that the seat made the original equipment seat belt and the metal components, such PRECAUTIONS ON CHILD belts, should be used with NISSAN as buckles, tongues, retractors, flexible RESTRAINTS seat belts. wires and anchors, work properly. If loose parts, deterioration, cuts or other WARNING● Adults and children who can use the damage on the webbing is found, the ● Infants and small children should standard seat belt should not use an entire seat belt assembly should be re- always be placed in an appropriate extender. Such unnecessary use placed. child restraint while riding in the ve- could result in serious personal in- hicle. Failure to use a child restraint jury in the event of an accident. can result in serious injury or death. Never use seat belt extenders to in- ● Infants and small children should stall child restraints. If the child re- never be carried on your lap. It is not straint is not secured properly, the possible for even the strongest adult child could be seriously injured in a to resist the forces of a severe collision or a sudden stop.1-28 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬੭
  36. 36. accident. The child could be crushed Tether for Children) system. Some child all times while the vehicle is being between the adult and parts of the restraints include two rigid or webbing- operated. vehicle. Also, do not put the same mounted attachments that can be con- WARNING seat belt around both your child and nected to these lower anchors. For details, ● Improper use of a child restraint can yourself. see the ‘‘LATCH (Lower Anchors and result in increased injuries for both Tether for Children) system’’ later in this● Never install a rear-facing child re- the infant or child and other occu- section. pants in the vehicle. straint in the front seat. An inflating supplemental front air bag could se- Child restraints for infants and children of ● Follow all of the child restraint manu- riously injure or kill your child. A various sizes are offered by several manu- facturer’s instructions for installa- rear-facing child restraint must only facturers. When selecting any child re- tion and use. When purchasing a be used in the rear seat. straint, keep the following points in mind: child restraint, be sure to select one● NISSAN recommends that the child 1) Choose only a restraint with a label cer- which will fit your child and vehicle. restraint be installed in the rear seat. tifying that it complies with Federal Motor It may not be possible to properly According to accident statistics, Vehicle Safety Standard 213 or Cana- install some types of child restraints children are safer when properly re- dian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213. in your vehicle. strained in the rear seat than in the 2) Check the child restraint in your vehicle ● If the child restraint is not anchored front seat. to be sure it is compatible with the vehi- properly, the risk of a child being● An improperly installed child re- cle’s seat and seat belt system. injured in a collision or a sudden straint could lead to serious injury or 3) If the child restraint is compatible with stop greatly increases. death in an accident. your vehicle, place your child in the child ● Adjustable seatbacks should be po- restraint and check the various adjust- sitioned to fit the child restraint, but ments to be sure the child restraint is as upright as possible.In general, child restraints are designed to compatible with your child. Always followbe installed with a lap belt or the lap portion ● After attaching the child restraint, all recommended procedures. test it before you place the child in it.of a three-point type seat belt. In addition,this vehicle is equipped with a universal All U.S. states and provinces of Canada Tilt it from side to side. Try to tug itchild restraint lower anchor system, referred require that infants and small children beto as the LATCH (Lower Anchors and restrained in approved child restraints at Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-29 ੬੭
  37. 37. forward and check to see if the belt CAUTION INSTALLATION ON REAR SEAT holds the restraint in place. If the Remember that a child restraint left in a CENTER OR OUTBOARD POSI- restraint is not secure, tighten the closed vehicle can become very hot. TIONS belt as necessary, or put the re- Check the seating surface and buckles straint in another seat and test it before placing your child in the child WARNING again. restraint. ● The three-point belt in your vehicle● For a front-facing child restraint, if is equipped with a locking mode re- the seat position where it is installed tractor which must be used when has a three-point type lap/shoulder installing a child restraint. belt, check to make sure the shoulder ● Failure to use the retractor’s locking belt does not go in front of the child’s mode will result in the child restraint face or neck. If it does, put the shoul- not being properly secured. The re- der belt behind the child restraint. If straint could tip over or otherwise be you must install a front-facing child unsecured and cause injury to the restraint in the front seat, see ‘‘Instal- child in a sudden stop or collision. lation on front passenger seat’’ later in this section for details.● When your child restraint is not in use, keep it secured with a seat belt to prevent it from being thrown around in case of a sudden stop or accident.1-30 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬੭
  38. 38. WRS0007 WRS0008 SSS0043Front facing 2. Route the seat belt tongue through the child restraint and insert it into the buckleWhen you install a child restraint in the rear until you hear and feel the latch engage.seat, follow these steps: Be sure to follow the child restraint manu-1. Position the child restraint on the seat. It facturer’s instructions for belt routing. can be placed in a front facing direction, depending on the size of the child. Al- ways follow the restraint manufacturer’s instructions. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-31 ੬੭
  39. 39. SSS0107 SSS0062 SSS01083. Pull on the shoulder belt until all of the 4. Allow the seat belt to retract. Pull up on 5. Before placing the child in the child re- belt is fully extended. At this time, the the seat belt to remove any slack in the straint, use force to tilt the child restraint seat belt retractor is in the automatic belt. from side to side, and tug it forward to locking mode (child restraint mode). It make sure that it is securely held in reverts back to emergency locking mode place. when the seat belt is fully retracted. 6. Check that the retractor is in the auto- matic locking mode by trying to pull more seat belt out of the retractor. If you can- not pull any more belt webbing out of the retractor, the seat belt is in the automatic locking mode. 7. Check to make sure that the child re- straint is properly secured prior to each1-32 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬੭
  40. 40. use. If the belt is not locked, repeat steps three through six.After the child restraint is removed and theseat belt is allowed to wind back into theretractor, the automatic locking mode (childrestraint mode) is canceled. SSS0155 WRS0009 Rear facing When you install a child restraint in the rear seat, follow these steps: 1. Position the child restraint on the seat. The direction of the child restraint de- pends on the type of the child restraint and the size of the child. Always follow the restraint manufacturer’s instructions. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-33 ੬੭
  41. 41. SSS0046 WRS0010 SSS01092. Route the seat belt tongue through the 3. Pull on the shoulder belt until all of the 4. Allow the seat belt to retract. Pull up on child restraint and insert it into the buckle belt is fully extended. At this time, the the seat belt to remove any slack in the until you hear and feel the latch engage. seat belt retractor is in the automatic belt. locking mode (child restraint mode). It Be sure to follow the child restraint manu- reverts to emergency locking mode when facturer’s instructions for belt routing. the seat belt is fully retracted.1-34 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬੭

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