2002 PATHFINDER OWNER'S MANUAL

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2002 PATHFINDER OWNER'S MANUAL

  1. 1. ForewordWelcome to the growing family of new READ FIRST — THEN DRIVE For descriptions specified for four wheel driveNISSAN owners. This vehicle is delivered to SAFELY models, a mark is placed at the begin-you with confidence. It was produced using ning of the applicable sections/items.the latest techniques and strict quality control. Before driving your vehicle please read your Owner’s Manual carefully. This will As with other vehicles with features forThis manual was prepared to help you under- ensure familiarity with controls and main- offroad use, failure to operate four wheelstand the operation and maintenance of your tenance requirements, assisting you in the drive models correctly may result in lossvehicle so that you may enjoy many miles of safe operation of your vehicle. of control or an accident. For additionaldriving pleasure. Please read through this information, see “Driving your four wheelmanual before operating your vehicle. drive safely” in the “5. Starting and driv- WARNING ing” section.A separate “Service and MaintenanceGuide” and “Warranty Information Book-let” explains details about the warranties IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMA-covering your vehicle and vehicle mainte- TION ON-PAVEMENT AND OFFROADnance schedules. Additionally, a separate REMINDERS FOR SAFETY! DRIVINGCustomer Care/Lemon Law Booklet (U.S. Follow these important driving rules to This vehicle will handle and maneuveronly) will explain how to resolve any con- help ensure a safe and comfortable trip differently from an ordinary passengercerns you may have with your vehicle, as for you and your passengers! car because it has a higher center ofwell as clarify your rights under your ¼ Never drive under the influence of al- gravity for offroad use. As with otherstate’s lemon law. cohol or drugs. vehicles with features of this type, fail- ¼ Always observe posted speed limits ure to operate this vehicle correctly mayYour NISSAN dealer knows your vehicle best. and never drive too fast for condi- result in loss of control or an accident.When you require any service or have any tions. For additional information, see “On-questions, they will be glad to assist you with ¼ Always use your seat belts and appro- pavement and offroad driving precau-the extensive resources available to them. priate child restraint systems. Pre- tions” and “Avoiding collision and roll- teen children should be seated in the over” in the “5. Starting and driving” rear seat. section. ¼ Always provide information about the proper use of vehicle safety features to all occupants of the vehicle. ¼ Always review this Owner’s Manual for important safety information. ੬ 01.9.21/R50-D/V5 ੭
  2. 2. MODIFICATION OF YOUR IMPORTANT INFORMATIONVEHICLE ABOUT THIS MANUALThis vehicle should not be modified. Modi- You will see various symbols in this manual.fication could affect its performance, They are used in the following ways:safety or durability, and may even violategovernmental regulations. In addition,damage or performance problems result- WARNINGing from modification may not be coveredunder NISSAN warranties. This is used to indicate the presence of a hazard that could cause death or seriousWHEN READING THE MANUAL personal injury. To avoid or reduce the risk, the procedures must be followedThis manual includes information for all precisely.options available on this model. Therefore,you may find some information that does SIC0697not apply to your vehicle. CAUTION If you see this symbol, it means Do not doAll information, specifications and illustrations this or Do not let this happen.in this manual are those in effect at the time of This is used to indicate the presence of aprinting. NISSAN reserves the right to change hazard that could cause minor or moder- ate personal injury or damage to yourspecifications or design at any time without vehicle. To avoid or reduce the risk, thenotice. procedures must be followed carefully. ੬ 01.9.21/R50-D/V5 ੭
  3. 3. CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65WARNING WARNING Engine Exhaust, some of its constitu- ents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. © 2001 NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD. TOKYO, JAPANAll rights reserved. No part of this Owner’s Manual maybe reproduced or stored in a retrieval system, or trans-mitted in any form, or by any means, electronic, me-chanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, withoutthe prior written permission of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. ੬ 01.9.21/R50-D/V5 ੭
  4. 4. Welcome To The World Of NISSAN portation services to the supply of lubricants, parts and accessories. NISSAN pioneered the use of electronics and computers in automobiles, and has led the indus- try in improving both performance and fuel effi- ciency through new engine designs and the use of synthetic materials to reduce vehicle weight. The company has also developed ways to build quality into its vehicles at each stage of the production process, both through extensive use of automation and — most importantly — through an awareness that people are the cen- tral element in quality control. From the time the parts arrived from our suppli- ers until you took delivery of your new Nissan, WFW0002 dozens of checks were made to ensure that only the best job was being done in producing andYour new NISSAN is the result of our dedication the facilities include the Nissan Manufacturing delivering your vehicle. NISSAN also takes greatto produce the finest in safe, reliable and eco- facility in Smyrna, Tennessee, vehicle styling care to ensure that when you take your NISSANnomical transportation. Your vehicle is the prod- design at Nissan Design International in San to your dealer for maintenance, the service tech-uct of a successful worldwide company that Diego, California, and engineering at Nissan nician will perform his work according to themanufactures cars and trucks in over 17 coun- Technical Center North America in Farmington quality standards that have been established bytries and distributes them in 170 nations. Hills, Michigan. Additionally, NISSAN employs the factory. nearly 18,000 people throughout the UnitedNISSAN vehicles are designed and manufac- States, Canada, and Mexico. An additional Safety has also been built into your NISSAN. Astured by Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. which was 71,000 people work for the 1,500 NISSAN and you know, seat belts are an integral part of thefounded in Tokyo, Japan in 1933, and NISSAN INFINITI dealers across North America. safety systems that will help protect you and youraffiliates world wide, collectively growing to be- passengers in the event of a sudden stop or ancome the fifth largest automaker in the world. In NISSAN is also a substantial contributor to the accident. We urge you to use the seat belts everyaddition to cars and trucks, NISSAN also makes Canadian economy. Nissan Canada Inc., its sup- time you drive the vehicle.forklift trucks, marine engines, boats and other pliers and over 140 dealers employ approxi-diversified products. mately 4,500 people. These include company The NISSAN story of growth and achievement employees and the staffs of NISSAN dealers all reflects our major goal: to provide you, ourNISSAN has made a substantial and growing across Canada. In addition, many Canadians customer, with a vehicle that is built with qualityinvestment in North America. NISSAN’S commit- work for companies that supply NISSAN and and craftsmanship — a product that we can bement is nearly $4 billion dollars in capital invest- NISSAN dealers with materials and services proud to build and you can be proud to own.ments in facilities across the continent. Some of ranging from operation of port facilities and trans- ੬ 01.9.21/R50-D/V5 ੭
  5. 5. 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 your NISSANdealer 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 The Consumer Affairs Department will ask for You can write to NISSAN with the informationNISSAN dealer cannot assist you with or you the following information: on the left at:would like to provide NISSAN directly with — Your name, address, and telephone For U.S. mainland and Alaska customerscomments or questions, please contact our number Nissan North America, Inc.(NISSAN’s) Consumer Affairs Department us- — Vehicle identification number (on dash- Consumer Affairs Departmenting our toll-free number: board) P.O. Box 191 — Date of purchase Gardena, California 90248-0191For U.S. mainland customers For Hawaii customers 1-800-NISSAN-1 (1-800-647- — Current odometer reading — Your NISSAN dealer’s name Nissan Motor Corporation in Hawaii 7261) 2880 Kilihau St. — Your comments or questionsFor Hawaii customers Honolulu, Hawaii 96819 OR (808) 836-0888 (Oahu Number) For Canada customersFor Canadian customers Nissan Canada Inc. 1-800-387-0122 5290 Orbitor Drive Mississauga, Ontario L4W 4Z5 We appreciate your interest in NISSAN and thank you for buying a quality NISSAN vehicle. ੬ 01.9.21/R50-D/V5 ੭
  6. 6. Table of Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systemsContents Instruments and controls Pre-driving checks and adjustments Heater, air conditioner and audio systems Starting and driving In case of emergency Appearance and care Maintenance and do-it-yourself Technical and consumer information Index ੬ 01.9.21/R50-D/V5 ੭
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  8. 8. 1 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systemsSeats ......................................................................... 1-2 Pregnant women ................................................ 1-25 Front manual seat adjustment ............................. 1-2 Injured persons................................................... 1-25 Front power seat adjustment ............................... 1-4 Three-point type seat belt with retractor ............ 1-25 Rear seat adjustment ........................................... 1-6 Two-point type seat belt without retractor (Center of Head restraint adjustment .................................... 1-9 rear seat) ............................................................ 1-29 Armrest ................................................................. 1-9 Seat belt extenders ............................................ 1-30Supplemental restraint system................................ 1-10 Seat belt maintenance ....................................... 1-31 Precautions on supplemental restraint Child restraints ........................................................ 1-31 system ................................................................ 1-10 Precautions on child restraints ........................... 1-31 Supplemental air bag warning labels ................. 1-20 Installation on rear seat center position ............. 1-33 Supplemental air bag warning light.................... 1-21 Installation on rear seat outboard positions ....... 1-35Seat belts ................................................................ 1-22 Top tether strap child restraint ........................... 1-40 Precautions on seat belt usage ......................... 1-23 Installation on front passenger seat ................... 1-42 Child safety......................................................... 1-24 ੬ 01.9.21/R50-D/V5 ੭
  9. 9. SEATS FRONT MANUAL SEAT ADJUSTMENT WARNING ¼ 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. ¼ After adjustment, gently rock in the seat to make sure it is securely SSS0133 locked. WARNING ¼ For most effective protection when See “Automatic seat positioner” in the “3. the vehicle is in motion, the seat Pre-driving checks and adjustments” for auto- ¼ Do not ride in a moving vehicle when should be upright. Always sit well matic seat positioner operation. the seatback is reclined. This can be back in the seat and adjust the seat dangerous. The shoulder belt will not belt properly. See “Precautions on be against your body. In an accident seat belt usage” later in this section you could be thrown into it and re- for precautions on seat belt usage. ceive neck or other serious injuries. You could also slide under the lap belt and receive serious internal injuries.1-2 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 01.9.21/R50-D/V5 ੭
  10. 10. SSS0169 SSS0168Forward and backward Reclining Seat lifter (if so equipped for driver’sPull the lever up while you slide the seat To recline the seatback, pull the lever up and seat)forward or backward to the desired position. lean back. To bring the seatback forward Turn either dial to adjust the angle and heightRelease the lever to lock the seat in position. again, pull the lever and move your body of the seat cushion to the desired position. forward. The seatback will move forward. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-3 ੬ 01.9.21/R50-D/V5 ੭
  11. 11. FRONT POWER SEAT ADJUSTMENT WARNING ¼ Do not adjust the driver’s seat while driving so full attention may be given to vehicle operation. ¼ Do not leave children unattended in- side the vehicle. They could unknow- ingly activate switches or controls which could cause a serious acci- SPA0465 dent.Lumbar support (if so equipped fordriver’s seat) Operating tipsTurn the lever forward or backward to adjust ¼ The motor has an auto-reset overload pro-the seat lumbar area. tection circuit. If the motor stops during operation, wait 30 seconds, then reactivate the switch. ¼ Do not operate the power support seat for a long period of time when the engine is off. This will discharge the battery.1-4 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 01.9.21/R50-D/V5 ੭
  12. 12. SSS0148 SSS0166Forward and backward Reclining Seat lifterMoving the switch forward or backward will Move the recline switch backward until the Push the front or rear end of the switch up orslide the seat forward or backward to the desired angle is obtained. To bring the seat- down to adjust the angle and height of the seatdesired position. back forward again, move the switch forward cushion. and move your body forward. The seatback will move forward. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-5 ੬ 01.9.21/R50-D/V5 ੭
  13. 13. SPA0465Lumbar support (if so equipped fordriver’s seat)Turn the lever forward or backward to adjustthe seat lumbar area.1-6 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 01.9.21/R50-D/V5 ੭
  14. 14. collision, people riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed. ¼ 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. ¼ Head restraints should be adjusted properly as they may provide signifi- cant protection against injury in an IC0371 accident. Always replace and adjust them properly if they have been re-REAR SEAT ADJUSTMENT moved for any reason.Before folding down the seat, put the buckle in WARNING ¼ If the head restraints are removed forthe storange of the seatback to avoid dropping any reason, they should be securelyit under the seat cushion. ¼ Never allow anyone to ride in the cargo area or on the rear seat when it stored to prevent them from causingFolding is in the fold-down position. Use of injury to passengers or damage to these areas by passengers without the vehicle in case of sudden braking1. Remove the head restraints. proper restraints could result in seri- or an accident.2. Pull the strap forward and fold the seat cushion up. ous injury in an accident or sudden ¼ Properly secure all cargo to help pre- stop. vent it from sliding or shifting. Do not3. Pull the lever and pull the seatback forward place cargo higher than the seat- to fold it down. ¼ It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area inside of a vehicle. In a backs. In a sudden stop or collision,4. When resetting the seat, be sure to install the head restraints. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-7 ੬ 01.9.21/R50-D/V5 ੭
  15. 15. unsecured cargo could cause per- you could be thrown into it and re- sonal injury. ceive neck or other serious injuries. You could also slide under the lap ¼ When returning the seatbacks to the belt and receive serious internal inju- upright position, be certain they are ries. completely secured in the latched po- sition. If they are not completely se- ¼ For most effective protection when cured in the right position, passen- the vehicle is in motion, the seat gers may be injured in an accident or should be upright. Always sit well sudden stop. back in the seat and adjust the seat belt properly. See “Seat belts” later in this section for precautions on seat belt usage. IC0385 ¼ After adjustment, check to be sure Reclining (if so equipped) the seat is securely locked. Pull the reclining lever and position the seat back at the desired angle. Release the reclin- ing lever after positioning the seat at the desired angle. WARNING ¼ 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 accident1-8 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 01.9.21/R50-D/V5 ੭
  16. 16. SSS0125 SSS0178 SPA0351HEAD RESTRAINT ADJUSTMENT Adjust the head restraints so the center is level ARMREST with the center of your ears. Pull the armrest forward until it is horizontal. WARNING Head restraints should be adjusted properly as they may provide significant protection against injury in an accident. Do not remove them. Check the adjust- ment after someone else uses the seat.To raise the head restraint, just pull it up. Tolower, push the lock knob and push the headrestraint down. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-9 ੬ 01.9.21/R50-D/V5 ੭
  17. 17. SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINTSYSTEMPRECAUTIONS ON instructions and precautions on seat belt us-SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT age.)SYSTEM After turning the ignition key to the ON position, the supplemental air bag warningThis Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) light illuminates. The supplemental air bagsection contains important information con- warning light will turn off after about 7cerning the driver and passenger supplemen- seconds if the systems are operational.tal front air bags, supplemental side air bagsand pre-tensioner seat belts.Supplemental front air bag system: Thissystem can help cushion the impact force tothe face and chest of the driver and frontpassenger in certain frontal collisions.Supplemental side air bag system (if soequipped): This system can help cushion theimpact force to the head and chest area of thedriver and front passenger in certain sideimpact collisions. The supplemental side airbags are designed to inflate on the side wherethe vehicle is impacted.These supplemental restraint systems are de-signed to supplement the crash protectionprovided by the driver and front passengerseat belts and are not a substitute for them.Seat belts should always be correctly wornand the driver and front passenger seated asuitable distance away from the steeringwheel, instrument panel and front door finish-ers. (See “Seat belts” later in this section for1-10 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 01.9.21/R50-D/V5 ੭
  18. 18. or instrument panel. Always use the seat belts. ¼ Keep hands on the outside of the steering wheel. Placing them inside the steering wheel rim could increase the risk that they are injured when the supplemental front air bag inflates. SSS0131 WARNING you are sitting well back and upright in the seat. Front air bags inflate with¼ The supplemental front air bags ordi- great force. If you are unrestrained, narily will not inflate in the event of a leaning forward, sitting sideways or side impact, rear impact, roll over, or out of position in any way, you are at lower severity frontal collision. Al- greater risk of injury or death in a ways wear your seat belts to help crash and may also receive serious reduce the risk or severity of injury in or fatal injuries from the supplemen- various kinds of accidents. tal front air bag if you are up against it when it inflates. Always sit back¼ The seat belts and the supplemental against the seatback and as far away front air bags are most effective when as practical from the steering wheel Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-11 ੬ 01.9.21/R50-D/V5 ੭
  19. 19. SSS0132 SSS00061-12 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 01.9.21/R50-D/V5 ੭
  20. 20. SSS0007 SSS0008 SSS0009 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-13 ੬ 01.9.21/R50-D/V5 ੭
  21. 21. SSS0099 SSS0100 SSS0101 For supplemental side air bag bag inflates if they are not properly WARNING restrained. system (if so equipped): ¼ Never let children ride unrestrained ¼ Never install a rear facing child re- WARNING or extend their hands or face out of straint in the front seat. An inflating the window. Do not attempt to hold supplemental front air bag could se- ¼ The supplemental side air bags ordi- them in your lap or arms. Some ex- riously injury or kill your child. See narily will not inflate in the event of a amples of dangerous riding positions “Child restraints” later in this section frontal impact, rear impact or lower are shown in the previous illustra- for details. severity side collision. Always wear tions. your seat belts to help reduce the risk ¼ Children may be severely injured or or severity of injury in various kinds killed when the supplemental front air of accidents.1-14 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 01.9.21/R50-D/V5 ੭
  22. 22. SSS0140 SSS0159 SSS0162¼ The seat belts and the supplemental shown in the previous illustrations. side air bag are most effective when ¼ When sitting in the rear seat, do not you are sitting well back and upright hold onto the seatback of the front in the seat. Supplemental side air bag seat. If the supplemental side air bag inflates with great force. Do not allow inflates, you may be seriously in- anyone to place their hand, leg or jured. Be especially careful with chil- face near the supplemental side air dren, who should always be properly bag on the side of the seatback of the restrained. front seat. Do not allow anyone sit- ¼ Do not use seat covers on the front ting in the front seat to extend their seatbacks. They may interfere with hand out of the window or lean supplemental side air bag inflation. against the door. Some examples of dangerous riding positions are Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-15 ੬ 01.9.21/R50-D/V5 ੭
  23. 23. Supplemental front air bags, along with the use of seat belts, help to cushion the impact force on the face and chest of the occupant. They can help save lives and reduce serious injuries. However, an inflating front air bag may cause facial abrasions or other injuries. Front air bags do not provide restraint to the lower body. The seat belts should be correctly worn and the driver and passenger seated upright as far as practical away from the steering wheel or dashboard. Since the supplemental front air bag inflates quickly in order to help protect the occupant, the force of the front air bag inflating SSS0138B can increase the risk of injury if the occupant is too close to or is against the air bag moduleSupplemental front air bag system severity frontal collisions, although they may during inflation. inflate if the forces in another type of collisionThe driver supplemental air bag is located in are similar to those of a higher severity frontal The air bags will deflate quickly after a collisionthe center of the steering wheel; the front impact. They may not inflate in certain frontal is over.passenger supplemental air bag is mounted in collisions. Vehicle damage (or lack of it) is notthe dashboard above the glove box. These After turning the ignition key to the ON always an indication of proper supplementalsystems are designed to meet optional certifi- position, the supplemental air bag warning air bag operation. light illuminates. The supplemental air bagcation requirements under U.S. regulations.They are also permitted in Canada. The op- When the supplemental front air bag inflates, a warning light will turn off after about 7tional certification allows front air bags to be fairly loud noise may be heard, followed by seconds if the system is operational.designed to inflate somewhat less forcefully release of smoke. This smoke is not harmfulthan previously. However, all of the informa- and does not indicate a fire, but care should betion, cautions and warnings in this manual taken not to inhale it, as it may cause irritationstill apply and must be followed. The front and choking. Those with a history of a breath-air bags are designed to inflate in higher ing condition should get fresh air promptly.1-16 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 01.9.21/R50-D/V5 ੭
  24. 24. WARNING operation of the supplemental front placed immediately by a qualified re- air bag system. pair facility. A cracked windshield¼ Do not place any objects on the steer- could affect inflation of the supple- ¼ Tampering with the supplemental ing wheel pad or on the instrument mental air bag system. front air bag system may result in panel. Also, do not place any objects serious personal injury. Tampering * The SRS wiring harnesses are cov- between any occupant and the steer- includes changes to the steering ered with yellow insulation either just ing wheel or instrument panel. Such wheel and the instrument panel as- before the harness connectors or objects may become dangerous pro- sembly by placing material over the over the complete harness for easy jectiles and may cause injury if the steering wheel pad and above the identification. supplemental air bag inflates. instrument panel, or by installing ad-¼ Right after inflation, several air bag ditional trim material around the air When selling your vehicle, we request that you system components will be hot. Do bag system. inform the buyer about the supplemental air not touch them; you may severely ¼ Work around and on the supplemen- bag system and guide the buyer to the appro- burn yourself. tal front air bag system should be priate sections in this Owner’s Manual.¼ No unauthorized changes should be done by an authorized NISSAN made to any components or wiring of dealer. Installation of electrical equip- the supplemental air bag system. ment should also be done by an au- This is to prevent accidental inflation thorized NISSAN dealer. The yellow of the supplemental front air bags or Supplemental Restraint System damage to the supplemental air bag (SRS) wiring harnesses* should not system. be modified or disconnected. Unau- thorized electrical test equipment and¼ Do not make unauthorized changes probing devices should not be used to your vehicle’s electrical system, on the air bag system. suspension system or front end structure. This could affect proper ¼ A cracked windshield should be re- Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-17 ੬ 01.9.21/R50-D/V5 ੭
  25. 25. When the supplemental side air bags inflate, a fairly loud noise may be heard, followed by WARNING release of smoke. This smoke is not harmful and does not indicate a fire, but care should be ¼ Do not place any objects near the taken not to inhale it, as it may cause irritation and choking. Those with a history of a breath- seatback of the front seats. Also, do ing condition should get fresh air promptly. not place any objects (an umbrella, bag, etc.) between the front door fin- Supplemental side air bags along with the use isher and the front seat. Such objects of seat belts, help to cushion the impact force may become dangerous projectiles on the head and chest of the front occupants. They can help save lives and reduce serious and cause injury if the supplemental injuries. However, an inflating side air bag may side air bag inflates. cause abrasions or other injuries. Side air ¼ Right after inflation, several side air bags do not provide restraint to the lower body. bag system components will be hot. SSS0165 The seat belts should be correctly worn and Do not touch them; you may severelySupplemental side air bag system (if the driver and passenger seated upright as far burn yourself.so equipped) as practical away from the supplemental side air bags. Since the side air bags inflate quickly ¼ No unauthorized changes should beThe supplemental side air bags are located in in order to help protect the front occupants, the made to any components or wiring ofthe outside of the seatback of the front seats. force of the side air bag inflating can increase the supplemental side air bag sys-The supplemental side air bag (on the driver or the risk of injury if the occupant is too close to tem. This is to prevent accidentalfront passenger seat) is designed to inflate in or is against the side air bag module during inflation of the side air bags or dam-higher severity side collisions, although it may inflation. The side air bags will deflate quickly age to the side air bag system.inflate if the forces in another type of collision after the collision is over.are similar to those of a higher severity side ¼ Do not make unauthorized changes After turning the ignition key to the ONimpact. It is designed to inflate on the side to your vehicle’s electrical system, position, the supplemental air bag warningwhere the vehicle is impacted. It may not light illuminates. The supplemental air bag suspension system or side panel.inflate in certain side collisions. Vehicle dam- warning light will turn off after about 7 This could affect proper operation ofage (or lack of it) is not always an indication of seconds if the system is operational. the side air bag system.proper supplemental side air bag operation.1-18 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 01.9.21/R50-D/V5 ੭
  26. 26. When selling your vehicle, we request that you¼ Tampering with the supplemental inform the buyer about the supplemental side operation. Tampering with the pre- side air bag system may result in air bag system and guide the buyer to the tensioner seat belt system may result serious personal injury. Tampering appropriate sections in this Owner’s Manual. in serious personal injury. includes changes to the front seats Pre-tensioner seat belt system (For ¼ Work around and on the pretensioner assembly by placing material near front seats) system should be done by an autho- the seatback of the front seat, or by rized NISSAN dealer. Installation of installing additional trim material, electrical equipment should also be such as seat covers, around the side WARNING done by an authorized NISSAN air bag system. dealer. Unauthorized electrical test¼ Work around and on the supplemen- ¼ The pre-tensioner seat belts cannot equipment and probing devices tal side air bag system should be be reused after activation. They must should not be used on the pre- done by an authorized NISSAN be replaced together with the retrac- tensioner seat belt system. dealer. Installation of electrical equip- tor as a unit. ¼ If you need to dispose of the pre- ment should also be done by an au- ¼ If the vehicle becomes involved in a tensioner or scrap the vehicle, con- thorized NISSAN dealer. The SRS wir- frontal collision but the pre-tensioner tact an authorized NISSAN dealer. ing harnesses* should not be is not activated, be sure to have the Correct pre-tensioner disposal proce- modified or disconnected. Unautho- pre-tensioner system checked and, if dures are set forth in the appropriate rized electrical test equipment and necessary, replaced by your NISSAN NISSAN Service Manual. Incorrect probing devices should not be used dealer. disposal procedures could cause on the side air bag system. ¼ No unauthorized changes should be personal injury.* The SRS wiring harnesses are cov- made to any components or wiring of ered with yellow insulation either just the pre-tensioner seat belt system. The front seat pre-tensioner seat belt system before the harness connectors or This is to prevent accidental activa- activates in conjunction with the supplemental over the complete harness for easy tion of the pre-tensioner seat belts or front air bags. Working with the seat belt identification. damage to the pre-tensioner seat belt retractor, it helps tighten the seat belt the instant the vehicle becomes involved in certain Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-19 ੬ 01.9.21/R50-D/V5 ੭
  27. 27. types of collisions, thereby restraining seatoccupants.The pre-tensioner is encased with the seatbelt’s retractor. These seat belts are used thesame 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 may causeirritation and choking. Those with a history ofbreathing condition should get fresh airpromptly.If any abnormality occurs in the pre-tensioner SSS0139Asystem, the supplemental air bag warning light will not come on, will flash intermittently SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAGor will turn on for 7 seconds and remain onafter the ignition key has been turned to the WARNING LABELSON or START position. In this case, the pre- Warning labels about the supplemental air bagtensioner seat belt may not function properly. system and supplemental side air bag systemThe system should be inspected by an autho- are placed in the vehicle.rized NISSAN dealer.When selling your vehicle, we request that youinform the buyer about the pre-tensioner seatbelt system and guide the buyer to the appro-priate sections in this Owner’s Manual.1-20 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 01.9.21/R50-D/V5 ੭
  28. 28. after about 7 seconds if the systems are operational. accident. If any of the following conditions occurs, the supplemental front air bag and supplemental Repair and replacement procedure side air bag systems and pre-tensioner seat belt need servicing: The supplemental front air bags and supple- mental side air bags are designed to inflate on ¼ The supplemental air bag warning light a one-time-only basis. As a reminder, unless remains on after approximately 7 seconds. they are damaged, the supplemental air bag ¼ The supplemental air bag warning light warning light will remain illuminated after infla- flashes intermittently. tion has occurred. Repair and replacement of the supplemental systems should be done ¼ The supplemental air bag warning light only by authorized NISSAN dealers. does not come at all. SPA1097 When maintenance work is required on the Under these conditions, the supplemental front vehicle, the supplemental front air bags,SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG air bags, supplemental side air bags and/or supplemental side air bags, pre-tensioner seatWARNING LIGHT pre-tensioner seat belt may not operate prop- belts and related parts should be pointed out to erly. It must be checked and repaired. Take the person conducting the maintenance. TheThe supplemental air bag warning light, dis- ignition key should always be in the LOCK your vehicle to the nearest authorized NISSANplaying in the instrument panel, monitors position when working under the hood or in-the circuits of the supplemental front air bag dealer. side the vehicle.and supplemental side air bag systems, andpre-tensioner seat belt. The circuits monitored WARNINGby the air bag warning light are the diagnosis WARNINGsensor unit, satellite sensors, front air bag If the supplemental air bag warning lightmodules, side air bag modules, pre-tensioner ¼ Once the supplemental front air bagsseat belt and all related wiring. is on, it could mean that the supplemen- or supplemental side air bag has in- tal front air bag system or supplementalAfter turning the ignition key to the ON posi- flated, the air bag module will not side air bag system will not operate in antion, the air bag warning light illuminates. The function again and must be replaced,supplemental air bag warning light will turn off Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-21 ੬ 01.9.21/R50-D/V5 ੭
  29. 29. SEAT BELTS additionally, if any of the supplemen- tal air bags inflate, the pre-tensioner seat belts must also be replaced. The air bag module should be replaced by an authorized NISSAN dealer. The air bag module cannot be repaired. ¼ The supplemental front air bag, supplemental side air bag systems and pre-tensioner seat belt system should be inspected by an authorized NISSAN dealer if there is any damage to the front end or side portion of the SSS0136 vehicle or replaced if the supplemen- tal air bag has inflated. ¼ If you need to dispose of these supplemental systems or pre- tensioner seat belt system or scrap the vehicle, contact an authorized NISSAN dealer. Correct disposal pro- cedures are set forth in the appropri- ate NISSAN Service Manual. Incorrect disposal procedures could cause personal injury. SSS01341-22 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 01.9.21/R50-D/V5 ੭
  30. 30. PRECAUTIONS ON SEAT BELT accident. Serious injury or death can USAGE occur if the seat belt is not worn Your chances of being injured or killed in an properly. accident and/or the severity of injury may be greatly reduced if you are wearing your seat ¼ Always route the shoulder belt over belt and it is properly adjusted. NISSAN your shoulder and across your chest. strongly encourages you and all of your pas- Never run the belt behind your back, sengers to buckle up every time you drive, under your arm or across your neck. even if your seating position includes a supple- The belt should be away from your mental air bag. face and neck, but not falling off your shoulder. Most states, provinces or territories require that seat belts be worn at all times when a ¼ Position the lap belt as low and snugSSS0016 vehicle is being driven. as possible around the hips, not the waist. A lap belt worn too high could WARNING increase the risk of internal injuries in an accident. ¼ Every person who drives or rides in ¼ Be sure the seat belt tongue is se- this vehicle should use a seat belt at curely fastened to the proper buckle. all times. Children should be properly restrained and, if appropriate, in a ¼ Do not wear the belt inside out or child restraint. twisted. Doing so may reduce its ef- fectiveness. ¼ The belt should be properly adjusted to a snug fit. Failure to do so may ¼ Do not allow more than one person to reduce the effectiveness of the entire use the same belt. restraint systems and increase the ¼ Never carry more people in the ve- chance or severity of injury in anSSS0014 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-23 ੬ 01.9.21/R50-D/V5 ੭
  31. 31. hicle than there are seat belts. and continue to operate properly. WARNING Seat belt assemblies not in use dur- ¼ If the seat belt warning light glows ing a collision should also be in- Infants and children need special pro- continuously while the ignition is spected and replaced if either dam- tection. The vehicle’s seat belts may not turned ON with all doors closed and age or improper operation is noted. fit them properly. The shoulder belt may all seat belts fastened, it may indicate a malfunction in the system. Have the ¼ All child restraints and attaching come too close to the face or neck. The system checked by your NISSAN hardware should be inspected after lap belt may not fit over their small hip dealer. any collision. Always follow the re- bones. In an accident, an improperly straint manufacturer’s inspection in- fitting seat belt could cause serious or ¼ Once the pre-tensioner seat belt has structions and replacement recom- fatal injury. Always use appropriate child activated, it cannot be reused and mendations. The child restraints restraints. must be replaced together with the should be replaced if they are dam- retractor. See your NISSAN dealer. aged. All US states and provinces of Canada require ¼ Removal and installation of the pre- the use of approved child restraints for infants tensioner seat belt system compo- CHILD SAFETY and small children. See “Child restraints” later nents should be done by an autho- in this section. rized NISSAN dealer. Children need adults to help protect them. They need to be properly restrained. In addition, there are many types of child ¼ All seat belt assemblies including re- restraints available for larger children which tractors and attaching hardware The proper restraint depends on the child’s should be used for maximum protection. should be inspected after any colli- size. Generally, infants (up to about 1 year and sion by your NISSAN dealer. NISSAN less than 20 lb (9 kg)) should be placed in rear NISSAN recommends that all preteens and recommends that all seat belt assem- facing child restraints. Front facing child re- children be restrained in the rear seat if straints are available for children who outgrow possible. According to accident statistics, blies in use during a collision be rear facing child restraints. children are safer when properly restrained replaced unless the collision was mi- in the rear seat than in the front seat. nor and the belts show no damage This is especially important because your vehicle has a Supplemental Restraint Sys-1-24 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 01.9.21/R50-D/V5 ੭
  32. 32. tem (Air Bag System) for the front passen- and neck, use the shoulder belt without theger. See “Supplemental Restraint System” booster seat.earlier in this section for precaution.Infants and small children WARNINGNISSAN recommends that infants and small Never let a child stand or kneel on anychildren be placed in child restraints that com- seat and do not allow a child in the cargoply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Stan- areas while the vehicle is moving. Thedards or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Stan- child could be seriously injured or killeddards. You should choose a child restraint that in an accident or sudden stop.fits your vehicle and always follow the manu-facturer’s instructions for installation and use.Larger children PREGNANT WOMEN SSS0018Children who are too large for child restraints NISSAN recommends that pregnant womenshould be seated and restrained by the seat use seat belts. The seat belt should be worn THREE-POINT TYPE SEAT BELTbelts which are provided. snug, and always position the lap belt as low as possible around the hips, not the waist. WITH RETRACTORIf the child’s seating position has a shoulder Place the shoulder belt over your shoulder andbelt that fits close to the face or neck, the use across your chest. Never run the lap/shoulder WARNINGof a booster seat (commercially available) may belt over your abdominal area. Contact yourhelp overcome this. The booster seat should doctor for specific recommendations.raise the child so that the shoulder belt is ¼ Every person who drives or rides inproperly positioned across the top, middle INJURED PERSONS this vehicle should use a seat belt atportion of the shoulder and the lap belt is low all times. NISSAN recommends that injured personson the hips. The booster seat should fit the ¼ Do not ride in a moving vehicle when use seat belts, depending on the injury. Checkvehicle seat and have a label certifying that it the seatback is reclined. This can be with your doctor for specific recommendations.complies with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety dangerous. The shoulder belt will notStandards or Canadian Motor Vehicle SafetyStandards. Once the child has grown so the be against your body. In an accidentshoulder belt is no longer on or near the face Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-25 ੬ 01.9.21/R50-D/V5 ੭
  33. 33. SSS0020 SSS0102 SSS0061 2. Slowly pull the seat belt out of the retractor The front seat passenger side seat belt and you could be thrown into it and re- and insert the tongue into the buckle until it rear three-point seat belts have a cinching ceive neck or other serious injuries. snaps. mechanism for child restraint installation. It is You could also slide under the lap referred to as the automatic locking mode. The retractor is designed to lock during a belt and receive serious internal inju- sudden stop or on impact. A slow pulling When the cinching mechanism is activated the ries. motion will permit the belt to move, and seat belt cannot be withdrawn again until the ¼ For most effective protection when allow you some freedom of movement in seat belt tongue is detached from the buckle the vehicle is in motion, the seat the seat. and fully retracted. For additional information, see “Child Restraints for Infants and Small should be upright. Always sit well 3. Position the lap belt portion low and snug Children” later in this section. back in the seat and adjust the seat on the hips as shown. belt properly. The automatic locking mode should be 4. Pull the shoulder belt portion toward the used only for child restraint installation.Fastening the seat belts retractor to take up extra slack. During normal seat belt use by a passen-1. Adjust the seat. ger, the locking mode should not be acti-1-26 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 01.9.21/R50-D/V5 ੭
  34. 34. vated. If it is activated it may cause uncom- forward. The retractor should lock and re-fortable seat belt tension. strict further belt movement. If the retractor does not lock during this check WARNING or if you have any question about belt opera- tion, see your NISSAN dealer. When fastening the seat belts, be certain that seatbacks are completely secured in the latched position. If they are not completely secured in the right position, passengers may be injured in an acci- dent or sudden stop. SSS0021 Unfastening the seat belts To unfasten the belt, press the button on the buckle. The seat belt will automatically retract. Checking seat belt operation Your seat belt retractors are designed to lock belt movement by two separate methods: ¼ When the belt is pulled quickly from the retractor. ¼ When the vehicle slows down rapidly. You can check the operation as follows: ¼ Grasp the shoulder belt and pull quickly Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-27 ੬ 01.9.21/R50-D/V5 ੭
  35. 35. WARNING ¼ 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 posi- tion. ¼ The shoulder belt anchor height should be adjusted to the position best for you. Failure to do so may reduce the effectiveness of the entire PD1328M restraint system and increase the SPA0531 chance or severity of injury in anShoulder belt height adjustment (For accident. Seat belt hookfront seats) When the rear seat belt is not in use, hook it atThe shoulder belt anchor height should be the belt hook.adjusted to the position best suited for you(see “Precautions on Seat Belt Usage” earlierin this section). To adjust, push the releasebuttons, then move the shoulder belt anchor tothe desired position so that the belt passesover the shoulder. Release the adjustmentbuttons to lock the shoulder belt anchor intoposition.1-28 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 01.9.21/R50-D/V5 ੭
  36. 36. SPA0110 SSS0103 SSS0024TWO-POINT TYPE SEAT BELT Fastening the seat belts 2. To lengthen, hold the tongue at a rightWITHOUT RETRACTOR (Center of angle to the belt and pull on the belt. 1. Insert the tongue into the buckle markedrear seat) CENTER until it snaps. To shorten, pull the free end of the belt away from the tongue, then pull the belt clipSelecting correct set of seat belts to take up the slack.The center seat belt buckle and tongue are 3. Position the lap belt low and snug on theidentified by the CENTER mark. The center hips as shown.seat belt tongue can be fastened only into thecenter seat belt buckle. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-29 ੬ 01.9.21/R50-D/V5 ੭
  37. 37. SEAT BELT EXTENDERS If, because of body size or driving position, it is not possible to properly fit the lap-shoulder belt and fasten it, an extender is available which is compatible with the installed seat belts. The extender adds approximately 8 inches (200 mm) of length and may be used for either the driver or right passenger seating position. See your NISSAN dealer for assistance if the ex- tender is required. WARNING SSS0025 SSS0026 ¼ Only NISSAN belt extenders, made by Unfastening the seat belts the same company which made the To unfasten the belt, press the button on the original equipment belts, should be buckle. used with NISSAN belts. ¼ Persons 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. ¼ Never use seat belt extenders to in- stall child restraints. If the child re- straint is not secured properly, the SSS00601-30 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 01.9.21/R50-D/V5 ੭
  38. 38. CHILD RESTRAINTS PRECAUTIONS ON CHILD child could be seriously injured in a ¼ NISSAN recommends that the child RESTRAINTS collision or a sudden stop. restraint be installed in the rear seat. According to accident statistics, chil- WARNING dren are safer when properly re-SEAT BELT MAINTENANCE strained in the rear seat than in the¼ To clean the seat belt webbings, apply a ¼ Infants and small children should al- front seat. mild soap solution or any solution recom- ways be placed in an appropriate mended for cleaning upholstery or carpets. ¼ An improperly installed child re- child restraint while riding in the ve- Then brush the webbing, wipe it with a cloth straint could lead to serious injury or hicle. Failure to use a child restraint and allow it to dry in the shade. Do not allow death in an accident. can result in serious injury or death. the seat belts to retract until they are com- pletely dry. ¼ Infants and small children should In general, child restraints are designed to be never be carried on your lap. It is not¼ If dirt builds up in the shoulder belt guide of installed with a lap belt or the lap portion of a the seat belt anchors, the seat belts may possible for even the strongest adult three point type seat belt. Child restraints for retract slowly. Wipe the shoulder belt guide to resist the forces of a severe acci- infants and children of various sizes are of- with a clean, dry cloth. dent. The child could be crushed be- fered by several manufacturers. When select- tween the adult and parts of the ve- ing any child restraint, keep the following¼ Periodically check to see that the seat hicle. Also, do not put the same seat points in mind: belt and the metal components such as buckles, tongues, retractors, flexible wires belt around both your child and your- self. ¼ Choose only a restraint with a label certify- and anchors work properly. If loose parts, ing that it complies with Federal Motor deterioration, cuts or other damage on the ¼ Never install a rear facing child re- Vehicle Safety Standard 213 or Canadian webbing is found, the entire belt assembly straint in the front seat. An inflating Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213. should be replaced. supplemental front air bag could se- ¼ Check the child restraint in your vehicle to riously injure or kill your child. A rear be sure it is compatible with the vehicle’s facing child restraint must only be seat and seat belt system. Choose a child used in the rear seat. restraint that meets the guidelines of the Society of Automotive Engineers recom- Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-31 ੬ 01.9.21/R50-D/V5 ੭
  39. 39. mended practice J1819 for child restraint installation. some types of child restraints in your must install a front facing child re- vehicle. straint in the front seat, see later in¼ If the child restraint is compatible with your “Child restraints” for installation on vehicle, place your child in the child re- ¼ If the child restraint is not anchored front passenger seat. straint and check the various adjustments properly, the risk of a child being to be sure the child restraint is compatible injured in a collision or a sudden stop ¼ When your child restraint is not in with your child. Always follow all recom- greatly increases. use, store it in the trunk or keep it mended procedures. secured with a seat belt to prevent it ¼ Adjustable seatbacks should be posi-All US states and Canadian provinces re- from being thrown around in case of tioned to fit the child restraint, but asquire that infants and small children be a sudden stop or accident. upright as possible.restrained in approved child restraints atall times while the vehicle is being oper- ¼ After attaching the child restraint,ated. test it before you place the child in it. CAUTION Tilt it from side to side. Try to tug it forward and check to see if the belt WARNING holds the restraint in place. If the Remember that a child restraint left in a closed vehicle can become very hot. restraint is not secure, tighten the Check the seating surface and buckles ¼ Improper use of a child restraint can belt as necessary, or put the restraint before placing your child in the child result in increased injuries for both in another seat and test it again. restraint. the infant or child and other occu- pants in the vehicle. ¼ For a front facing child restraint, if the seat position where it is installed has ¼ Follow all of the child restraint manu- a three-point type lap/shoulder belt, facturer’s instructions for installation check to make sure the shoulder belt and use. When purchasing a child does not go in front of the child’s face restraint, be sure to select one which or neck. If it does, put the shoulder will fit your child and vehicle. It may belt behind the child restraint. If you not be possible to properly install1-32 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 01.9.21/R50-D/V5 ੭
  40. 40. SSS0104 SSS0029 SSS0105INSTALLATION ON REAR SEAT 2. Route the seat belt tongue through the child 3. Remove all slack in the lap belt for a veryCENTER POSITION restraint and insert it into the buckle until tight fit by pulling forcefully on the lap belt you hear and feel the latch engage. Be sure adjustment.Front facing to follow the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions for belt routing.When you install a child restraint in a rearcenter seat, follow these steps:1. Position the child restraint on the seat as illustrated. The direction of the child re- straint depends on the type of the child restraint and the size of the child. Always follow the restraint manufacturer’s instruc- tions. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-33 ੬ 01.9.21/R50-D/V5 ੭

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