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2003 FRONTIER OWNER'S MANUAL
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  • 1. The inside pages of this manual containFOREWORD READ FIRST—THEN DRIVE SAFELY a minimum of 50% recycled fibers, including 10% post-consumer fibers.Welcome to the growing family of new NISSAN Before driving your vehicle please read this Own- drive models correctly may result in loss ofowners. This vehicle is delivered to you with er’s Manual carefully. This will ensure familiarity control or an accident. Be sure to readconfidence. It was produced using the latest with controls and maintenance requirements, as- “Driving safety precautions” in the “Start-techniques and strict quality control. sisting you in the safe operation of your vehicle. ing and driving” section of this manual.This manual was prepared to help you under- ON-PAVEMENT AND OFF-ROAD DRIVING WARNINGstand the operation and maintenance of your This vehicle will handle and maneuvervehicle so that you may enjoy many miles (kilome- IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION RE-ters) of driving pleasure. Please read through this MINDERS FOR SAFETY! differently from an ordinary passengermanual before operating your vehicle. car because it has a higher center of Follow these important driving rules to gravity for off-road use. As with otherA separate Warranty Information Booklet help ensure a safe and comfortable trip for you and your passengers! vehicles with features of this type, fail-explains details about the warranties cov- ure to operate this vehicle correctly mayering your vehicle. The “NISSAN Service ● NEVER drive under the influence of al-and Maintenance Guide” explains details cohol or drugs. result in loss of control or an accident.about maintaining and servicing your ve- ● ALWAYS observe posted speed limits Be sure to read “On-pavement and off-hicle. Additionally, a separate Customer and never drive too fast for conditions. road driving precautions”, and “Avoid-Care/Lemon Law Booklet (U.S. only) will ing collision and rollover”, and “Driving ● ALWAYS use your seat belts and appro-explain how to resolve any concerns you safety precautions”, in the “Starting and priate child restraint systems. Pre-teenmay have with your vehicle, as well as driving” section of this manual. children should be seated in the rear seat.clarify your rights under your state’s lemonlaw. ● ALWAYS provide information about the MODIFICATION OF YOUR VEHICLE proper use of vehicle safety features toYour NISSAN dealership knows your vehicle all occupants of the vehicle. This vehicle should not be modified.best. When you require any service or have any Modification could affect its ● ALWAYS review this owner’s manual forquestions, they will be glad to assist you with the performance, safety or durability, and important safety information.extensive resources available to them. may even violate governmental For descriptions specified for four-wheel drive regulations. In addition, damage or per- models, a mark is placed at the begin- formance problems resulting from ning of the applicable sections/items. modifications may not be covered un- As with other vehicles with features for der NISSAN warranties. off-road use, failure to operate four-wheel ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/13/03—arosenma ੭
  • 2. The inside pages of this manual containWHEN READING THE MANUAL a minimum of 50% recycled fibers, including 10% post-consumer fibers.This manual includes information for all options CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65available on this model. Therefore, you may find WARNINGsome information that does not apply to yourvehicle. WARNINGAll information, specifications and illustrations in Engine exhaust, some of its constituents,this manual are those in effect at the time of and certain vehicle components containprinting. NISSAN reserves the right to change or emit chemicals known to the State ofspecifications or design without notice and with- California to cause cancer and birth de-out obligation. fects or other reproductive harm. In addi-IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT tion, certain fluids contained in vehiclesTHIS MANUAL and certain products of component wear contain or emit chemicals known to theYou will see various symbols in this manual. They State of California to cause cancer andare used in the following ways: APD1005 birth defects or other reproductive harm. If you see this symbol, it means “Do not do this” WARNING or “Do not let this happen.”This is used to indicate the presence of ahazard that could cause death or seriouspersonal injury. To avoid or reduce the If you see a symbol similar to these in an illustra-risk, the procedures must be followed tion, it means the arrow points to the front of theprecisely. vehicle. © 2003 NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC. GARDENA, CALIFORNIA CAUTION All rights reserved. No part of this Owner’sThis is used to indicate the presence of a Arrows in an illustration that are similar to these Manual may be reproduced or stored in a retrievalhazard that could cause minor or moder- indicate movement or action. system, or transmitted in any form, or by anyate personal injury or damage to your ve- means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying,hicle. To avoid or reduce the risk, the pro- recording or otherwise, without the prior writtencedures must be followed carefully. Arrows in an illustration that are similar to these permission of Nissan North America, Inc., Gar- call attention to an item in the illustration. dena, California. ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/13/03—arosenma ੭
  • 3. WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF NISSAN improving both performance and fuel efficiency through new engine designs and the use of syn- thetic materials to reduce vehicle weight. The com- pany has also developed ways to build quality into its vehicles at each stage of the production process, both through extensive use of automation and — most importantly — through an awareness that people are the central element in quality control. From the time the parts arrived from our suppliers until you took delivery of your new NISSAN, dozens of checks were made to ensure that only the best job was being done in producing and delivering your vehicle. NISSAN also takes great care to ensure that when you take your NISSAN to your dealer for maintenance, the service technician will perform his work according to the quality standards that have WFW0002 been established by NISSAN.Your new NISSAN is the result of our dedication to America, Inc. in San Diego, California, and engineer- Safety has also been built into your NISSAN. As youproduce the finest in safe, reliable and economical ing at Nissan Technical Center North America in know, seat belts are an integral part of the safetytransportation. Your vehicle is the product of a suc- Farmington Hills, Michigan. Additionally, NISSAN systems that will help protect you and your passen-cessful worldwide company that manufactures cars employs nearly 19,000 people throughout the gers in the event of a sudden stop or an accident.and trucks in over 17 countries and distributes them United States, Canada, and Mexico. An additional We urge you to use the seat belts every time youin 170 nations. 60,000 people work for the 1,250 NISSAN and drive the vehicle. INFINITI dealers across North America.NISSAN vehicles are designed and manufactured The NISSAN story of growth and achievement re-by Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. which was founded in NISSAN is also a substantial contributor to the flects our major goal: to provide you, our customer,Tokyo, Japan in 1933, and NISSAN affiliates world- Canadian economy. Nissan Canada Inc., its suppli- with a vehicle that is built with quality and craftsman-wide, collectively growing to become the fifth largest ers and over 150 dealers employ approximately ship — a product that we can be proud to build andautomaker in the world. In addition to cars and 4,500 people. These include company employees you can be proud to own.trucks, NISSAN also makes forklift trucks, marine and the staffs of NISSAN dealers all across Canada.engines, boats and other diversified products. In addition, many Canadians work for companies that supply NISSAN and NISSAN dealers with ma-NISSAN has made a substantial and growing in- terials and services ranging from the operation ofvestment in North America. NISSAN’s commitment port facilities and transportation services, to theis over $6 billion dollars in capital investments in supply of lubricants, parts and accessories.facilities across the continent. Some of the facilitiesinclude the Nissan Manufacturing facility in Smyrna, NISSAN pioneered the use of electronics and com-Tennessee, vehicle styling design at Nissan Design puters in automobiles, and has led the industry in ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/13/03—arosenma ੭
  • 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 your NISSAN dealer areour primary concerns. Your NISSAN dealer is always available to assist you with all your automobile sales and service needs.However, if there is something that your NISSAN The Consumer Affairs Department will ask for the For U.S. mainland and Alaska customersdealer cannot assist you with or you would like to following information: Nissan North America, Inc.provide NISSAN directly with comments or ques- Consumer Affairs Departmenttions, please contact the NISSAN Consumer Affairs – Your name, address, and telephone numberDepartment using our toll-free number: P.O. Box 191 – Vehicle identification number (attached to the Gardena, California 90248-0191For U.S. mainland and Alaska customers top of the instrument panel on the driver’s 1-800-NISSAN-1 side) For Hawaii customers (1-800-647-7261) Nissan Motor Corporation in Hawaii – Date of purchase 2880 Kilihau St.For Hawaii customers – Current odometer reading Honolulu, Hawaii 96819 1-808-836-0888 (Oahu Number) – Your NISSAN dealer’s name For Canadian customersFor Canadian customers Nissan Canada Inc. 1-800-387-0122 – Your comments or questions 5290 Orbitor Drive OR Mississauga, Ontario L4W 4Z5 You can write to NISSAN with the information at: We appreciate your interest in NISSAN and thank you for buying a quality NISSAN vehicle. ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/13/03—arosenma ੭
  • 5. 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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  • 7. 1 Seats, restraints and supplemental airbag systemsSeats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 Injured persons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-23 Front manual seat adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 Three-point type seat belt with retractor . . . . . . . . . . 1-23 Tilting rear bench seat (Crew Cab models Two-point type seat belt without retractor only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4 (jump seat in King Cab models and center of Jump seat (if so equipped). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5 rear seat in Crew Cab models). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-26 Head restraint adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5 Seat belt extenders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-28Supplemental restraint system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6 Seat belt maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-28 Precautions on supplemental restraint sys- Child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-29 tem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6 Precautions on child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-29 Passenger supplemental air bag on/off Installation on rear bench seat center switch and light (except Crew Cab models) . . . . . . 1-15 position (Crew Cab models only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-31 Supplemental air bag warning labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-17 Installation on rear bench seat outboard Supplemental air bag warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-17 positions (Crew Cab models only). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-34Seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-19 LATCH ͑lower anchors and tether for children͒ Precautions on seat belt usage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-19 system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-38 Child safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-21 Top tether strap child restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-40 Pregnant women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-23 Installation on front passenger seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-41 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 8. SEATS FRONT MANUAL SEAT0 ADJUSTMENT 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 con- trol of the vehicle. ● After adjustment, gently rock in the seat to make sure it is securely locked. ARS1152 WARNING ● For the most effective protection when the vehicle is in motion, the seat should ● Do not ride in a moving vehicle when be upright. Always sit well back in the the seatback is reclined. This can be seat and adjust the seat properly. See dangerous. The shoulder belt will not “Precautions on Seat Belt Usage” later be against your body. In an accident, in this section. you could be thrown into it and receive neck or other serious injuries. You could also slide under the lap belt and receive serious internal injuries.1-2 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/13/03—arosenma ੭
  • 9. WRS0175 WRS0176 WRS0211Forward and backward Reclining Passenger seat onlyPull the lever up and hold it while you slide the To recline the seatback, pull the lever up and lean Tiltingseat forward or backward to the desired position. back. To bring the seatback forward, pull the lever The front passenger’s seat can be tilted to make itRelease the lever to lock the seat in position. up and lean your body forward. Release the lever easier for jump seat passengers to get in and out. to lock the seatback in position. To tilt the seatback, pull the reclining lever up or push the tilt lever down. The seat automatically WARNING moves forward. After adjustment, gently rock in the seat to To return the seat, move the whole seat back- make sure it is securely locked. ward, then push the seatback up until it locks. WARNING After adjustment, gently rock in the seat to make sure it is securely locked. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-3 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/13/03—arosenma ੭
  • 10. WRS0131 WRS0165 WRS0212Seat lifter (if so equipped for driver’s Lumbar support (if so equipped for TILTING REAR BENCH SEAT (Crewseat) driver’s seat) Cab models only)Turn either dial to adjust the angle and height of The lumbar support feature provides lower back The rear bench seat can be tilted to remove thethe seat cushion to the desired position. support to the driver. Move the lever up or down jacking tools from the storage area. to adjust the seat lumbar area. To tilt the seatback, pull the strap up ᭺ and tilt 1 ᭺ the seatback forward. 21-4 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/13/03—arosenma ੭
  • 11. WARNINGNever allow anyone to ride in the cargoarea or on the rear seat when it is in thefold-down position. Use of these areas bypassengers without proper restraintscould result in serious injury in an acci-dent or sudden stop. ARS1026 JUMP SEAT (if so equipped) HEAD RESTRAINT ADJUSTMENT WARNING To raise the head restraint, pull it up. To lower, push and hold the lock knob and push the head ● Do not use a child restraint in the jump restraint down. seats (King Cab model). These seats are not suitable for child restraint installation. WARNING ● When folding the jump seat, be careful Head restraints should be adjusted prop- not to squeeze your finger between the erly as they may provide significant pro- seat cushion and the body side. tection against injury in an accident. Do not remove them. Check the adjustment after someone else uses the seat. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-5 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/13/03—arosenma ੭
  • 12. SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM the driver and front passenger seat belts and are not a substitute for them. Seat belts should always be correctly worn and the driver and front passenger seated a suitable distance away from the steering wheel and instrument panel. (See “Seat belts” later in this section for instructions and precautions on seat belt usage.) The supplemental air bags operate only when the ignition switch is in the ON or START position. After turning the ignition key to the ON position, the supplemental air bag warning light illuminates. The supplemental air bag WRS0213 WRS0134 warning light will turn off after about 7 seconds if the system is operational.Adjust the head restraint so the center is level PRECAUTIONS ONwith the center of your ears. SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM This Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) sec- tion contains important information concerning the driver and passenger supplemental front air bags and pre-tensioner seat belts. Supplemental front impact air bag system: This system can help cushion the impact force to the face and chest of the driver and front passen- ger in certain frontal collisions. The supplemental air bags are designed to supplement the crash protection provided by1-6 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/13/03—arosenma ੭
  • 13. ● The driver and front passenger seat belt buckles are equipped with sensors 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 steer- ing wheel. Placing them inside the steering wheel rim could increase the risk that they are injured when the supplemental front air bag inflates. WRS0031 WARNING ● The seat belts and the supplemental front air bags are most effective when● The supplemental front air bags ordi- you are sitting well back and upright in narily will not inflate in the event of a the seat. The front air bags inflate with side impact, rear impact, rollover, or great force. If you are unrestrained, lower severity frontal collision. Always leaning forward, sitting sideways or out wear your seat belts to help reduce the of position in any way, you are at risk or severity of injury in various kinds greater risk of injury or death in a crash. of accidents. You may also receive serious or fatal injuries from the supplemental front air bag if you are up against it when it inflates. Always sit back against the seatback and as far away as practical from the steering wheel or instrument panel. Always use the seat belts. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-7 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/13/03—arosenma ੭
  • 14. ARS1133 ARS1041 WARNING Never let children ride unrestrained or ex- tend their hands or face out of the win- dow. Do not attempt to hold them in your lap or arms. Some examples of dangerous riding positions are shown in the illustrations.1-8 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/13/03—arosenma ੭
  • 15. ARS1042 ARS1043 ARS1044 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-9 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/13/03—arosenma ੭
  • 16. ● Never install a rear-facing child re- straint in the front seat of a model equipped with a supplemental air bag ON/OFF switch unless you first turn OFF the air bag. An inflating supple- mental air bag could seriously injure or kill your child. See “Child restraints” later in this section for details. ARS1045 WRS0256 WARNING ● Children may be severely injured or killed when the supplemental front air bags inflate if they are not properly re- strained. Pre-teens and children should be properly restrained in the rear seat, if available.1-10 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/13/03—arosenma ੭
  • 17. These systems are designed to meet optional certification requirements under U.S. regulations. They are also permitted in Canada. The optional certification allows the front air bags to be de- signed to inflate somewhat less forcefully than previously. However, all of the information, cautions and warnings in this manual still apply and must be followed. The supplemental front air bag system is de- signed to inflate in higher severity frontal colli- sions, although it may inflate if the forces in an- other type of collision are similar to those of a higher severity frontal impact. It may not inflate in certain frontal collisions. Vehicle damage (or lack of it) is not always an indication of proper supple- mental front air bag system operation. King Cab models are equipped with a supple- mental front passenger air bag ON/OFF switch. Because no rear seat exists where a rear facing child restraint can be secured as in other models, the switch is designed to turn OFF the passenger WRS0214 supplemental air bag so that a rear facing child restraint can be used in the front passenger seat.1. Diagnosis sensor unit Supplemental front air bag system See “Passenger supplemental air bag ON/OFF2. Seat belt pre-tensioner retractors switch and light” later in this section for details. The driver supplemental front air bag is located in3. Supplemental air bag modules the center of the steering wheel. The passenger Crew Cab models are not equipped with a4. Passenger air bag ON/OFF switch supplemental front air bag is mounted in the supplemental front passenger air bag ON/OFF5. Passenger air bag OFF indicator dashboard above the glove box. switch because they have a rear seat for child restraint installation. Further, for Crew Cab mod- Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-11 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/13/03—arosenma ੭
  • 18. els, the supplemental air bag system has dual Seat belts should be correctly worn and the ● Right after inflation, several front airstage inflators for both the driver and passenger driver and passenger seated upright as far as bag system components will be hot. Doair bags. The system monitors information from practical away from the steering wheel or instru- not touch them; you may severely burnthe crash zone sensor, the diagnosis sensor unit ment panel. The supplemental front air bags in- yourself.and seat belt buckle sensors that detect if the flate quickly in order to help protect the frontseat belts are fastened. Inflator operation is occupants. Because of this, the force of the front ● No unauthorized changes should be made to any components or wiring ofbased on the severity of a collision and whether air bag inflating can increase the risk of injury if the supplemental air bag system. This isthe seat belts are being used. Only one front air the occupant is too close to, or is against, the to prevent accidental inflation of thebag may inflate in a crash, depending on the front air bag module during inflation. supplemental air bag or damage to thecrash severity and whether the front occupants supplemental air bag system. The front air bags deflate quickly after a collision.are belted or unbelted. This does not indicateimproper performance of the system. If you have The supplemental front air bags operate ● Do not make unauthorized changes toany questions about the performance of your air only when the ignition switch is in the ON your vehicle’s electrical system, sus-bag system, please contact your NISSAN dealer. or START position. pension system or front end structure. This could affect proper operation ofWhen the supplemental front air bag inflates, a After turning the ignition key to the ON the supplemental front air bag system.fairly loud noise may be heard, followed by the position, the supplemental air bag warning ● Tampering with the supplemental frontrelease of smoke. This smoke is not harmful and light illuminates. The supplemental air bag air bag system may result in seriousdoes not indicate a fire. Care should be taken to warning light will turn off after about 7 personal injury. Tampering includesnot inhale it, as it may cause irritation and chok- seconds if the system is operational. changes to the steering wheel and theing. Those with a history of a breathing condition instrument panel assembly by placingshould get fresh air promptly. WARNING material over the steering wheel padSupplemental front air bags, along with the use of ● Do not place any objects on the steer- and above the instrument panel or byseat belts, help to cushion the impact force on ing wheel pad or on the instrument installing additional trim material panel. Also, do not place any objects around the air bag system.the face and chest of the front occupants. Theycan help save lives and reduce serious injuries. between any occupant and the steeringHowever, an inflating front air bag may cause wheel or instrument panel. Such ob-facial abrasions or other injuries. Front air bags jects may become dangerous projec- tiles and cause injury if the supplemen-do not provide restraint to the lower body. tal front air bag inflates.1-12 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/13/03—arosenma ੭
  • 19. ● Work around and on the supplemental Pre-tensioner seat belt system (For ● Work around and on the pre-tensioner front air bag system should be done by front seats) system should be done by a NISSAN a NISSAN dealer. Installation of electri- dealer. Installation of electrical equip- cal equipment should also be done by a WARNING ment should also be done by a NISSAN NISSAN dealer. The Supplemental Re- dealer. Unauthorized electrical test straint System (SRS) wiring should not ● The pre-tensioner seat belt cannot be equipment and probing devices should be modified or disconnected. Unautho- reused after activation. It must be re- not be used on the pre-tensioner seat rized electrical test equipment and placed together with the retractor and belt system. probing devices should not be used on buckle as a unit. ● If you need to dispose of the pre- the air bag system. ● If the vehicle becomes involved in a tensioner or scrap the vehicle, contact a● A cracked windshield should be re- frontal collision but the pre-tensioner is NISSAN dealer. Correct pre-tensioner placed immediately by a qualified re- not activated, be sure to have the pre- disposal procedures are set forth in the pair facility. A cracked windshield could tensioner system checked and, if nec- appropriate NISSAN Service Manual. affect inflation of the supplemental air essary, replaced by your NISSAN Incorrect disposal procedures could bag system. dealer. cause personal injury.● The SRS wiring harness connectors are ● No unauthorized changes should be made to any components or wiring of The front seat pre-tensioner seat belt system yellow and orange for easy activates in conjunction with the supplemental identification. the pre-tensioner seat belt system. This is to prevent accidental activation of front air bag. Working with the seat belt retractor,When selling your vehicle, we request that you the pre-tensioner seat belt or damage it helps tighten the seat belt the instant the ve-inform the buyer about the supplemental front air to the pre-tensioner seat belt operation. hicle becomes involved in certain types of colli-bag system and guide the buyer to the appropri- Tampering with the pre-tensioner seat sions, thereby restraining seat occupants.ate sections in this Owner’s Manual. belt system may result in serious per- The pre-tensioner is encased with the seat belt’s sonal injury. retractor. These seat belts are used the same as conventional seat belts. When the pre-tensioner seat belt activates, smoke is released and a loud noise may be heard. This smoke is not harmful and does not indicate a fire. Care should be taken not to inhale it, as it may Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-13 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/13/03—arosenma ੭
  • 20. cause irritation and choking. Those with a historyof a breathing condition should get fresh airpromptly.If any abnormality occurs in the pre-tensionersystem, the supplemental air bag warninglight will flash intermittently after the igni-tion key is turned to the ON or START position. Inthis case, the pre-tensioner seat belt will notfunction properly. They must be checked andrepaired. Take your vehicle to the nearestNISSAN dealer.When selling your vehicle, we request that youinform the buyer about the pre-tensioner seat beltsystem and guide the buyer to the appropriatesections in this Owner’s Manual. WRS01111-14 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/13/03—arosenma ੭
  • 21. PASSENGER SUPPLEMENTAL AIR The ON/OFF switch should ONLY be used to position. Then remove the key. When the ignitionBAG ON/OFF SWITCH AND LIGHT turn the passenger supplemental air bag OFF is turned to the ON or START position the pas- when the following government criteria exists: senger air bag OFF indicator light will illuminate(except Crew Cab models) for 7 seconds to indicate the system is working ● Infants (less than 1 year old) in rear facing child properly and then go out to indicate that the WARNING restraints MUST be placed in the front pas- passenger supplemental air bag is ON. senger seat.Air bags and seat belts are designed to 1. Do not operate the passenger supplementalwork as a unit. Do not switch the air bag ● Children ages 1-12 years MUST be placed in air bag ON/OFF switch when the ignition isOFF unless you meet federal government the front passenger seat. ON.criteria. Switching off the air bag may in-crease the risk of serious or fatal injuries ● The passenger has a medical condition which, 2. Fully turn the passenger supplemental airin a collision where the air bag would have according to a physician, causes the air bag to bag ON/OFF switch to either the ON or OFFinflated. pose a special risk and makes the potential position. harm from the air bag greater than the potentialIn rare instances, some passengers are exposed harm from turning off the air bag. 3. Always remove the ignition key after usingto serious injury risks from inflating air bags, es- the passenger supplemental air bagpecially if not properly restrained. The U.S. and Seat belts and child restraints should always be ON/OFF switch.Canadian federal governments recognize other properly used. See “Precautions on seat belt 4. The passenger air bag OFF indicator lightlimited circumstances in which an air bag could usage” and “Child restraints” later in this section should illuminate for 7 seconds after thereduce safety. The passenger air bag ON/OFF for details. ignition is turned to the ON or START posi-switch is, therefore, allowed in models without full To turn the passenger supplemental air bag OFF, tion. If not, the vehicle should be taken to arear seats. Because the overall benefits of air insert the ignition key in the passenger supple- NISSAN dealer.bags are great, in most situations air bags should mental air bag ON/OFF switch and turn the Items 2 and 3 above are intended to preventnot be switched off unless special government switch clockwise to the OFF position. Then re- improper use of the ignition key.criteria exist. move the key. When the ignition is turned to the ON or START position the passenger air bag When the switch is turned to the ON position, theThe passenger air bag ON/OFF switch is located OFF indicator light will illuminate to indicate the passenger supplemental air bag is enabled andin the center of the instrument panel, near the air bag is OFF. To turn the passenger supplemen- could inflate in a frontal collision. When theashtray. It can be used to turn the passenger tal air bag ON, insert the ignition key in the switch is turned to the OFF position, the passen-supplemental air bag OFF. passenger supplemental air bag ON/OFF switch ger supplemental air bag is disabled and will not and turn the switch counter clockwise to the ON inflate in a frontal collision. The passenger Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-15 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/13/03—arosenma ੭
  • 22. supplemental air bag OFF indicator light on the ● Keep the passenger supplemental air WARNINGinstrument panel illuminates when the passenger bag ON/OFF switch turned ON unless asupplemental air bag ON/OFF switch is turned to ● Do not switch the air bag OFF unless rear-facing child restraint must be usedthe OFF position. The driver’s side supplemental you meet the federal government crite- in the front seat, if children ages 1-12air bag always remains enabled and is not af- ria outlined previously. This vehicle (ex- must be placed in the front seat, or if thefected by the passenger supplemental air bag cept Crew Cab models) is equipped passenger has a medical condition,ON/OFF switch. with seat belts with a “load limiter” fea- which, according to a physician, causes ture. The seat belts are designed to the air bag to pose a special risk ofThe passenger supplemental air bag light, dis- work with the air bags to reduce the risk harm (the federal government criteria).playing OFF in the center of the instrument panel, of injury in a collision. The seat belts are If the switch is OFF, the air bag will notmonitors the position of the passenger supple- designed to release additional belt inflate in a collision as designed andmental air bag ON/OFF switch. When the igni- webbing during some collisions to re- the extra protection provided by the airtion key is in the ON or START position, the light duce the concentration of force on the bag may be lost.illuminates for about 7 seconds and then turns off occupant’s chest area. In a collisionif the air bag ON/OFF switch is in the ON posi- with the airbag turned OFF, the seat ● Be sure to turn the passenger supple-tion, or stays on if the passenger supplemental air belt may allow the occupant enough mental air bag ON/OFF switch OFF forward movement to incur serious or when using a rear facing child restraintbag ON/OFF switch is in the OFF position. fatal injuries. in the front passenger seat. If it is not OFF, the air bag may inflate in a colli- sion. The force of the rapidly inflating air bag could cause serious injury or kill the child in the child restraint. Children ages 1-12 and persons with special medical conditions may also be at risk from an inflating air bag.1-16 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/13/03—arosenma ੭
  • 23. ● If the supplemental air bag warning light located in the instrument panel next to the speedometer comes on when the passenger supplemental air bag OFF light is also illuminated, some- thing may be wrong with the air bag system. Infants, children ages 1-12 or persons with special medical condi- tions should not use the front passen- ger seat until the system is checked by your NISSAN dealer. WRS0215 LRS0100 SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG WARNING LABELS WARNING LIGHT Warning labels about the supplemental front air The supplemental air bag warning light, bag system are placed in the vehicle as shown in displaying in the instrument panel, moni- the illustration. tors the circuits of the supplemental air bag and pre-tensioner seat belt systems. The circuits monitored by the supplemental air bag warning light are the diagnosis sensor unit, crash zone sensor, supplemental air bag modules, pre- tensioner seat belts and all related wiring. When the ignition key is in the ON or START position, the supplemental air bag warning light illuminates for about 7 seconds and then turns off. This means the system is operational. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-17 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/13/03—arosenma ੭
  • 24. If any of the following system conditions occur, and replacement of these supplemental air bag ● If you need to dispose of the supple-the supplemental air bag and pre-tensioner seat systems should be done only by a NISSAN mental air bag, pre-tensioner seat beltbelt systems need servicing: dealer. system or scrap the vehicle, contact a● The supplemental air bag warning light re- When maintenance work is required on the ve- NISSAN dealer. Correct supplemental mains on after approximately 7 seconds. hicle, the supplemental front air bags, pre- air bag and pre-tensioner seat belt sys- tensioner seat belts and related parts should be tem disposal procedures are set forth in● The supplemental air bag warning light flashes the appropriate NISSAN Service pointed out to the person performing the mainte- intermittently. Manual. Incorrect disposal procedures nance. The ignition key should always be in the could cause personal injury.● The supplemental air bag warning light does LOCK position when working under the hood or not come on at all. inside the vehicle.Under these conditions, the Supplemental Re- WARNINGstraint System (supplemental front air bag orpre-tensioner seat belt systems) may not operate ● Once a supplemental front air bag hasproperly. It must be checked and repaired. Take inflated, the air bag module will notyour vehicle to the nearest NISSAN dealer. function and must be replaced. Addi- tionally, if any of the supplemental front WARNING air bags inflate, the activated pre- tensioner seat belts must also be re-If the supplemental air bag warning light placed. The air bag module and pre-is on, it could mean that the supplemental tensioner seat belt system should befront air bag or pre-tensioner seat belt replaced by a NISSAN dealer. The airsystems will not operate in an accident. bag module and pre-tensioner seat belt system cannot be repaired.Repair and replacement procedure ● The supplemental front air bag systemThe supplemental front air bag and pre-tensioner and pre-tensioner seat belt systemseat belts are designed to inflate on a one-time- should be inspected by a NISSANonly basis. As a reminder, unless it is damaged, dealer if there is any damage to thethe supplemental air bag warning light remains front end portion of the vehicle.illuminated after inflation has occurred. Repair1-18 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/13/03—arosenma ੭
  • 25. SEAT BELTS SSS0136PRECAUTIONS ON SEAT BELTUSAGEIf you are wearing your seat belt properly ad-justed, your chances of being injured or killed inan accident and/or the severity of injury may begreatly reduced. NISSAN strongly encouragesyou and all of your passengers to buckle up everytime you drive, even if your seating position in-cludes a supplemental air bag.Most U.S. states and Canadian provincesor territories specify that seat belts be wornat all times when a vehicle is being driven.0 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-19 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/13/03—arosenma ੭
  • 26. SSS0134 SSS0016 WARNING WARNING● Every person who drives or rides in this ● The seat belt should be properly ad- vehicle should use a seat belt at all justed to a snug fit. Failure to do so may times. Children should be properly re- reduce the effectiveness of the entire strained in the rear seat (Crew Cab restraint system and increase the models) and, if appropriate, in a child chance or severity of injury in an acci- restraint. dent. Serious injury or death can occur if the seat belt is not worn properly.1-20 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/13/03—arosenma ੭
  • 27. ● Be sure the seat belt tongue is securely ● Removal and installation of the pre- fastened to the proper buckle. tensioner seat belt system components should be done by a NISSAN dealer. ● Do not wear the seat belt inside out or twisted. Doing so may reduce its ● All seat belt assemblies, including re- effectiveness. tractors and attaching hardware, should be inspected after any collision ● Do not allow more than one person to by a NISSAN dealer. NISSAN recom- use the same seat belt. mends that all seat belt assemblies in ● Never carry more people in the vehicle use during a collision be replaced un- than there are seat belts. less the collision was minor and the ● Once the pre-tensioner seat belt has belts show no damage and continue to activated, it cannot be reused and must operate properly. Seat belt assemblies be replaced together with the retractor. not in use during a collision should also SSS0014 See your NISSAN dealer. be inspected and replaced if either damage or improper operation is noted. WARNING ● Never allow anyone to ride in the cargo area or in a slide-in camper or other ● All child restraints and attaching hard-● Always route the shoulder belt over type cargo area cover while the vehicle ware should be inspected after any col- your shoulder and across your chest. is in motion. These areas do not contain lision. Always follow the restraint Never run the belt behind your back, seat belts. It is not designed for passen- manufacturer’s inspection instructions under your arm or across your neck. The gers. They could be injured in sudden and replacement recommendations. belt should be away from your face and braking or a collision. The child restraints should be replaced neck, but not falling off your shoulder. if they are damaged. ● If the seat belt warning light glows con-● Position the lap belt as low and snug as tinuously while the ignition is turned CHILD SAFETY possible AROUND THE HIPS, NOT THE ON with all doors closed and all seat WAIST. A lap belt worn too high could belts fastened, it may indicate a mal- Children need adults to help protect them. increase the risk of internal injuries in function in the system. Have the system They need to be properly restrained. an accident. checked by a NISSAN dealer. The proper restraint depends on the child’s size. Generally, infants up to about 1 year and less than 20 pounds, (9 kg) should be placed in rear Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-21 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/13/03—arosenma ੭
  • 28. facing child restraints. Front facing child re- ● Infants and children need special pro- Infants and small childrenstraints are available for children who outgrow tection. The vehicle’s seat belts may notrear facing child restraints. NISSAN recommends that infants and small chil- fit them properly. The shoulder belt may dren be placed in child restraints that comply with come too close to the face or neck. The WARNING Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards or Ca- lap belt may not fit over their small hip bones. In an accident, an improperly nadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. You● Be sure to turn the passenger supple- should choose a child restraint that fits your ve- mental air bag ON/OFF switch OFF fitting seat belt could cause serious or fatal injury. Always use appropriate hicle and always follow the manufacturer’s in- when using a rear facing child restraint structions for installation and use. in the front passenger seat in models so child restraints. equipped. If it is not OFF, the air bag All U.S. states and Canadian provinces or terri- Larger children may inflate in a collision. The force of tories require the use of approved child restraints Children who are too large for child restraints the rapidly inflating air bag could cause for infants and small children. See “Child Re- should be seated and restrained by the seat belts serious injury or kill the child in the child restraint. See “Passenger supple- straints” later in this section. which are provided. mental air bag ON/OFF switch and In addition, there are many types of child re- If the child’s seating position has a shoulder belt light” earlier in this section. straints available for larger children which should that fits close to the face or neck, the use of a● In Crew Cab models, never install a rear be used for maximum protection. booster seat (commercially available) may help facing child restraint in the front pas- NISSAN recommends that all pre-teens overcome this. The booster seat should raise the senger seat. An inflating supplemental and children be restrained in the rear seat if child so that the shoulder belt is properly posi- air bag could seriously injure or kill your tioned across the top, middle portion of the available (Crew Cab models). According to child. A rear facing child restraint must shoulder and the lap belt is low on the hips. The accident statistics, children are safer when only be used in the rear seat. booster seat should fit the vehicle seat and have properly restrained in the rear seat than in● Do not install a child restraint in the the front seat. This is especially important a label certifying that it complies with Federal jump seats (King Cab model). These because your vehicle has a supplemental Motor Vehicle Safety Standards or Canadian Mo- seats are not suitable for child restraint restraint system (Air bag system) for the tor Vehicle Safety Standards. Once the child has installation. front passenger. See “Supplemental re- grown so the shoulder belt is no longer on or near straint system” earlier in this section. Also, the face and neck, use the shoulder belt without see “Passenger air bag ON/OFF switch and the booster seat. light” earlier in this section.1-22 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/13/03—arosenma ੭
  • 29. WARNING THREE-POINT TYPE SEAT BELT WITH RETRACTORNever let a child stand or kneel on anyseat and do not allow a child in the cargoareas while the vehicle is moving. The WARNINGchild could be seriously injured or killed in ● Every person who drives or rides in thisan accident or sudden stop. vehicle should use a seat belt at all times.PREGNANT WOMEN ● Do not ride in a moving vehicle whenNISSAN recommends that pregnant women use the seatback is reclined. This can beseat belts. The seat belt should be worn snug, dangerous. The shoulder belt will notand always position the lap belt as low as pos- be against your body. In an accident,sible around the hips, not the waist. Place the you could be thrown into it and receiveshoulder belt over your shoulder and across your neck or other serious injuries. You could also slide under the lap belt and WRS0174chest. Never run the lap/shoulder belt over yourabdominal area. Contact your doctor for specific receive serious internal injuries. Fastening the seat beltsrecommendations. ● For the most effective protection when the vehicle is in motion, the seat should ᭺ 1 Adjust the seat.INJURED PERSONS be upright. Always sit well back in theNISSAN recommends that injured persons use seat and adjust the seat belt properly.seat belts. Check with your doctor for specificrecommendations. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-23 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/13/03—arosenma ੭
  • 30. The automatic locking mode should be used only for child restraint installation. During normal seat belt use by a passen- ger, the locking mode should not be acti- vated. If it is activated it may cause uncom- fortable seat belt tension. WARNING When fastening the seat belts, be certain that the seatbacks are completely se- cured in the latched position. If they are not completely secured, passengers may be injured in an accident or sudden stop. WRS0137 WRS0138᭺2 Slowly pull the seat belt out of the retractor ᭺ 3 Position the lap belt portion low and snug and insert the tongue into the buckle until you on the hips as shown. hear and feel the latch engage. ᭺ 4 Pull the shoulder belt portion toward theThe retractor is designed to lock during a retractor to take up extra slack.sudden stop or on impact. A slow pullingmotion permits the seat belt to move, and The front passenger seat belt and the rear three-allows you some freedom of movement in point seat belts (Crew Cab only) have a cinchingthe seat. mechanism for child restraint installation. It is referred to as the automatic locking mode. When automatic locking mode is activated the seat belt cannot be withdrawn again until the seat belt tongue is detached from the buckle and fully retracted. Once retracted, the seat belt is in the emergency locking mode. See “Child restraints” later in this section for more information.1-24 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/13/03—arosenma ੭
  • 31. ● Grasp the shoulder belt and pull forward quickly. The retractor should lock and restrict further belt movement. If the retractor does not lock during this check or if you have any questions about seat belt opera- tion, see a NISSAN dealer. WRS0139 WRS0226Unfastening the seat belts Shoulder belt height adjustment (For᭺1 To unfasten the seat belt, press the button on front seats) the buckle. The seat belt automatically re- The shoulder belt anchor height should be ad- tracts. justed to the position best for you. (See “Precau- tions on seat belt usage” earlier in this section.)Checking seat belt operation To adjust, pull out the adjustment button ᭺ and 1Seat belt retractors are designed to lock seat belt move the shoulder belt anchor to the desiredmovement by two separate methods: position ᭺, so the belt passes over the center of 2 the shoulder. The belt should be away from your● When the seat belt is pulled quickly from the retractor. face and neck, but not falling off your shoulder. Release the adjustment button to lock the shoul-● When the vehicle slows down rapidly. der belt anchor into position.To increase your confidence in the seat belts,check the operation as follows. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-25 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/13/03—arosenma ੭
  • 32. WARNING● After adjustment, release the adjust- ment button and try to move the shoul- der belt anchor up and down to make sure it is securely fixed in position.● The shoulder belt anchor height should be adjusted to the position best for you. Failure to do so may reduce the effec- tiveness of the entire restraint system and increase the chance or severity of injury in an accident. WRS0216 WRS0191 TWO-POINT TYPE SEAT BELT Fastening the belts WITHOUT RETRACTOR (jump seat in 1. Insert the tongue into the buckle until you King Cab models and center of rear hear and feel the latch engage. seat in Crew Cab models) WARNING ● Do not install a child restraint in the jump seats (King Cab model). These seats are not suitable for child restraint installation. ● Serious or fatal injury could occur.1-26 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/13/03—arosenma ੭
  • 33. WRS0192 WRS0193 WRS01942. Tighten the belt by pulling the free end of the 3. Position the lap belt low and snug on the 4. Loosen the belt by holding the tongue at a belt away from the tongue. hips as illustrated. right angle to the belt, then pull on the belt. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-27 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/13/03—arosenma ੭
  • 34. ● Periodically check to see that the seat WARNING belt and the metal components, such as ● Only NISSAN seat belt extenders, made buckles, tongues, retractors, flexible wires and by the same company which made the anchors, work properly. If loose parts, deterio- original equipment seat belts, should ration, cuts or other damage on the webbing is be used with NISSAN seat belts. found, the entire seat belt assembly should be ● Adults and children who can use the replaced. standard seat belt should not use an extender. Such unnecessary use could result in serious personal injury in the event of an accident. ● Never use seat belt extenders to install child restraints. If the child restraint is WRS0201 not secured properly, the child could be seriously injured in a collision or a sud-Unfastening the seat belts den stop.To unfasten the seat belt, press the button the SEAT BELT MAINTENANCEbuckle. ● To clean the seat belt webbing, apply aSEAT BELT EXTENDERS mild soap solution or any solution recom-If, because of body size or driving position, it is mended for cleaning upholstery or carpet.not possible to properly fit the lap-shoulder belt Then wipe with a cloth and allow the seat beltsand fasten it, an extender is available which is to dry in the shade. Do not allow the seat beltscompatible with the installed seat belts. The ex- to retract until they are completely dry.tender adds approximately 8 inches (200 mm) of ● If dirt builds up in the shoulder belt guidelength and may be used for either the driver or of the seat belt anchors, the seat belts mayfront passenger seating position. See a NISSAN retract slowly. Wipe the shoulder belt guidedealer for assistance if an extender is required. with a clean, dry cloth.1-28 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/13/03—arosenma ੭
  • 35. CHILD RESTRAINTS ● In Crew Cab models, never install a rear facing child restraint in the front pas- senger seat. An inflating supplemental air bag could seriously injure or kill your child. A rear facing child restraint must only be used in the rear seat. ● Never install a rear-facing child re- straint in the front seat of a model equipped with a supplemental air bag ON/OFF switch unless you first turn OFF the air bag. An inflating air bag could seriously injure or kill your child. See “Passenger supplemental air bag ARS1098 WRS0256 ON/OFF switch and light” earlier in this section.PRECAUTIONS ON CHILD WARNING ● An improperly installed child restraintRESTRAINTS could lead to serious injury or death in ● Infants and small children should never be carried on your lap. It is not possible an accident. WARNING for even the strongest adult to resist the ● NISSAN recommends that the child re-● Infants and small children should al- forces of a severe accident. The child straint be installed in the rear seat. Ac- ways be placed in an appropriate child could be crushed between the adult and cording to accident statistics, children restraint while riding in the vehicle. parts of the vehicle. Also, do not put the are safer when properly restrained in Failure to use a child restraint can re- same seat belt around both your child the rear seat than in the front seat. sult in serious injury or death. and yourself. In general, child restraints are designed to be installed with a lap belt or the lap portion of a three-point type seat belt. In addition, this vehicle is equipped with a universal child restraint lower anchor system, referred to as the LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tether for Children) system. Some Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-29 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/13/03—arosenma ੭
  • 36. child restraints include two rigid or webbing- ● After attaching the child restraint, test it WARNINGmounted attachments that can be connected to before you place the child in it. Tilt itthese lower anchors. For details, see the “LATCH ● Do not install a child restraint in the from side to side. Try to tug it forward(Lower Anchors and Tether for Children) system” jump seats (King Cab model). These and check to see if the belt holds thelater in this section. seats are not suitable for child restraint restraint in place. The child restraint installation. should not move more than 1 inch. If theChild restraints for infants and small children ofvarious sizes are offered by several manufactur- ● Improper use of a child restraint can restraint is not secure, tighten the belt increase the risk or severity of injury for as necessary, or put the restraint in an-ers. When selecting any child restraint, keep the both the child and other occupants of other seat and test it again.following points in mind: the vehicle. ● For a front-facing child restraint, if the● Choose only a restraint with a label certifying ● Follow all of the child restraint manu- seat position where it is installed has a that it complies with Federal Motor Vehicle facturer’s instructions for installation three-point type lap/shoulder belt, Safety Standard 213 or Canadian Motor Ve- and use. When purchasing a child re- check to make sure the shoulder belt hicle Safety Standard 213. straint, be sure to select one which will does not go in front of the child’s face or● Check the child restraint in your vehicle to be fit your child and vehicle. It may not be neck. If it does, put the shoulder belt possible to properly install some types behind the child restraint. If you must sure it is compatible with the vehicle’s seat and of child restraints in your vehicle. install a front facing child restraint in seat belt system. the front seat, see “Installation on front ● If the child restraint is not anchored● If the child restraint is compatible with your passenger seat” later in this section. properly, the risk of a child being in- vehicle, place your child in the child restraint jured in a collision or a sudden stop ● When your child restraint is not in use, and check the various adjustments to be sure greatly increases. keep it secured with a seat belt to pre- the child restraint is compatible with your child. vent it from being thrown around in Always follow all recommended procedures. ● Adjustable seatbacks should be posi- case of a sudden stop or accident. tioned to fit the child restraint, but asAll U.S. states and provinces of Canada upright as possible.require that infants and small children berestrained in an approved child restraint atall times while the vehicle is being oper-ated.1-30 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 37. CAUTIONRemember that a child restraint left in aclosed vehicle can become very hot.Check the seating surface and bucklesbefore placing your child in the childrestraint.INSTALLATION ON REAR BENCHSEAT CENTER POSITION (CrewCab models only) WRS0263 WRS0250 Front Facing – step 1 Front Facing — step 2 Front facing 2. Route the seat belt tongue through the child restraint and insert it into the buckle until you When you install a child restraint in the rear hear and feel the latch engage. center seat, follow these steps: Be sure to follow the child restraint manu- 1. Position the child restraint on the seat as facturer’s instructions for belt routing. illustrated. Always follow the restraint manu- facturer’s instructions. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-31 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 38. WRS0264 WRS0265 WRS0266 Front Facing — step 3 Front Facing — step 4 Rear Facing – step 1 3. Remove all slack in the lap belt for a very 4. Before placing the child in the child restraint, Rear facing tight fit by pulling forcefully on the lap belt use force to tilt the child restraint from side adjustment. to side, and tug it forward to make sure it is When you install a child restraint in the rear securely in place. It should not move more center seat, follow these steps: than 1 inch. 1. Position the child restraint on the seat as 5. If it is not secure, try to tighten the belt again, illustrated. Always follow the restraint manu- or put the restraint in another seat. facturer’s instructions. 6. Check to make sure the child restraint is properly secured prior to each use.1-32 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 39. WRS0267 WRS00268 WRS0269 Rear Facing — step 2 Rear Facing — step 3 Rear Facing — step 42. Route the seat belt tongue through the child 3. Remove all slack in the lap belt for a very 4. Before placing the child in the child restraint, restraint and insert it into the buckle until you tight fit by pulling forcefully on the lap belt use force to tilt the child restraint from side hear and feel the latch engage. adjustment. to side, and tug it forward to make sure it is securely in place. It should not move more Be sure to follow the child restraint manu- than 1 inch. facturer’s instructions for belt routing. 5. If it is not secure, try to tighten the belt again, or put the restraint in another seat. 6. Check to make sure the child restraint is properly secured prior to each use. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-33 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 40. INSTALLATION ON REAR BENCHSEAT OUTBOARD POSITIONS(Crew Cab models only) WARNING● The three-point belt in your vehicle is equipped with a locking mode retractor which must be used when installing a child restraint.● Failure to use the retractor’s locking mode will result in the child restraint not being properly secured. The re- straint could tip over or otherwise be WRS0272 WRS0250 unsecured and cause injury to the child Front Facing — step 1 Front Facing — step 2 in a sudden stop or collision. Front facing 2. Route the seat belt tongue through the child restraint and insert it into the buckle until you When you install a child restraint in a rear out- hear and feel the latch engage. board seat, follow these steps: Be sure to follow the child restraint manu- 1. Position the child restraint on the seat. Al- facturer’s instructions for belt routing. ways follow the restraint manufacturer’s in- structions.1-34 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 41. WRS0251 WRS0146 WRS0252 Front Facing — step 3 Front Facing — step 4 Front Facing — step 53. Pull on the shoulder belt until all of the belt is 4. Allow the belt to retract. Pull up on the 5. Before placing the child in the child restraint, fully extended. At this time, the belt retractor shoulder belt to remove any slack in the belt. use force to tilt the child restraint from side is in the automatic locking mode (child re- to side, and tug it forward to make sure it is If necessary to ensure the child restraint is straint mode). It reverts back to emergency securely held in place. It should not move secure, pull the shoulder belt through the locking mode when the belt is fully retracted. more than 1 inch. seat belt tongue beyond the stitching in the belt. 6. Check that the retractor is in the automatic After the seat belt is fully retracted and the child locking mode by trying to pull more belt out restraint is removed from the seat, the stitching of the retractor. If you cannot pull any more on the shoulder belt can be pulled back through belt webbing out of the retractor, the retrac- the seat belt tongue. The stitching locates the tor is in the automatic locking mode. seat belt tongue near the top of the seat back for easy access for rear seat passengers. 7. Check to make sure the child restraint is properly secured prior to each use. If the belt is not locked, repeat steps 3 through 6. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-35 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/13/03—arosenma ੭
  • 42. After the child restraint is removed and the seatbelt is fully retracted, the automatic locking mode(child restraint mode) is canceled. WRS0273 WRS0309 Rear Facing — step 1 Rear Facing — step 2 Rear facing 2. Route the seat belt tongue through the child restraint and insert it into the buckle until you When you install a child restraint in a rear out- hear and feel it engage. board seat, follow these steps: Be sure to follow the child restraint manu- 1. Position the child restraint on the seat. Al- facturer’s instructions for belt routing. ways follow the restraint manufacturer’s in- structions.1-36 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 02/25/03—betty ੭
  • 43. WRS0260 WRS0253 WRS0254 Rear Facing — step 3 Rear Facing — step 4 Rear Facing — step 53. Pull on the shoulder belt until all of the belt is 4. Allow the belt to retract. Pull up on the 5. Before placing the child in the child restraint, fully extended. At this time, the belt retractor shoulder belt to remove any slack in the belt. use force to tilt the child restraint from side is in the automatic locking mode (child re- to side, and tug it forward to make sure it is If necessary to ensure the child restraint is straint mode). It reverts back to emergency securely held in place. It should not move secure, pull the shoulder belt through the locking mode when the seat belt is fully more than 1 inch. seat belt tongue beyond the stitching in the retracted. belt. 6. Check that the retractor is in the automatic After the seat belt is fully retracted and the child locking mode by trying to pull more belt out restraint is removed from the seat, the stitching of the retractor. If you cannot pull any more on the shoulder belt can be pulled back through belt webbing out of the retractor, the retrac- the seat belt tongue. This stitching locates the tor is in the automatic locking mode. seat belt tongue near the top of the seat back for easy access for rear seat passengers. 7. Check to make sure the child restraint is properly secured prior to each use. If the belt is not locked, repeat steps 3 through 6. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-37 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/13/03—arosenma ੭
  • 44. LATCH ͑LOWER ANCHORS AND TETHER FOR CHILDREN͒ SYSTEMAfter the child restraint is removed and the seatbelt is fully retracted, the automatic locking mode(child restraint mode) is canceled. LRS0233 LRS0234 Passenger seat — King Cab Rear seat — Crew Cab WARNING ● Attach LATCH system compatible child restraints only at the locations shown. If a child restraint is not secured properly, your child could be seriously injured or killed in an accident. ● Do not secure a child restraint in the center rear seating position (Crew Cab models) using the LATCH system an- chors. The child restraint will not be secured properly.1-38 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/13/03—arosenma ੭
  • 45. ● Follow all other instructions concern- The LATCH system anchors are located at the 1. To install the LATCH system compatible ing proper installation of child re- rear of the seat cushion near the seatback. A child restraint, insert the child restraint straints and the use of air bag ON/OFF label is attached to the seat back to help you LATCH system anchor attachments into the switches (if so equipped) outlined in locate the LATCH system anchors. anchor points on the seat. If the child re- this manual. straint is equipped with a top tether, see LATCH child restraints generally require the use “Top tether strap child restraint” later in this● The LATCH system anchors are de- of a top tether strap. See “Top tether strap child section for installation instructions. signed to withstand only those loads restraint” later in this section for installation in- imposed by correctly fitted child re- structions. 2. After attaching the child restraint and before straints. Under no circumstance are placing the child in it, use force to tilt the they to be used for adult seat belts or When installing a child restraint, carefully read child restraint from side to side and tug it harnesses. and follow the instructions in this manual and forward to make sure that the child restraint those supplied with the child restraint. is securely held in place. It should not moveSome child restraints include two rigid or more than 1 inch. When you install a LATCH system compatiblewebbing-mounted attachments that can be con- 3. Check to make sure that the child restraint is child restraint to the lower anchor attachments,nected to two anchors located at certain seating properly secured prior to each use. follow these steps:positions in your vehicle. This system is known asthe LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tether for Chil- WARNINGdren) system. This system may also be referred toas the ISOFIX or ISOFIX compatible system. Inspect the lower anchors by insertingWith this system, you do not have to use a vehicle your fingers into the lower anchor areaseat belt to secure the child restraint. Your vehicle and feeling to make sure there are nois equipped with special anchor points that are obstructions over the LATCH system an-used with LATCH system compatible child re- chors, such as seat belt webbing or seatstraints. Check your child restraint for a label cushion material. The child restraint willstating that it is compatible with the LATCH sys- not be secured properly if the LATCH sys-tem. This information may also be in the child tem anchors are obstructed.restraint owner’s manual. If you have such a childrestraint, refer to the illustration for the seatingpositions equipped with LATCH system anchorswhich can be used to secure the child restraint. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-39 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/13/03—arosenma ੭
  • 46. WARNING Child restraint anchor points are designed to withstand only those loads imposed by correctly fitted child restraints. Under no circumstances are they to be used for adult seat belts or harnesses. WRS0270 WRS0223 Three-point type with retractor King Cab1. Hook Anchor point locations2. Anchor bracket Anchor points are located under the rear window.3. Top strap King Cab vehicles will only have the outer anchorTOP TETHER STRAP CHILD point. Crew Cab vehicles will have all 3 anchorRESTRAINT points.If your child restraint has a top tether strap, it must If you have any questions when installing a top strap child restraint on the rear seat,be secured to the provided anchor point. Secure consult your NISSAN dealer for details.the child restraint with a seat belt. Secure the toptether strap to the anchor bracket which providesthe straightest installation of the tether strap.Tighten the strap according to the manufactur-er’s instructions to remove any slack.1-40 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 47. WRS0224 WRS0210 WRS0255Crew Cab Flaps are provided in the carpet for easy access INSTALLATION ON FRONT and are marked with the label shown (King Cab only). PASSENGER SEAT Front facing (Three-point type with retractor) WARNING ● If so equipped, keep the passenger supplemental air bag ON/OFF switch turned ON unless a rear-facing child restraint is used in the front seat. If the switch is OFF, the air bag will not inflate in a collision as designed. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-41 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/13/03—arosenma ੭
  • 48. ● NISSAN recommends that the child re- ● If the supplemental air bag warning straint be installed in the rear seat light located in the instrument panel (Crew Cab models). However, if you next to the speedometer comes on must install a forward-facing child re- when the passenger supplemental air straint in the front passenger seat, bag OFF indicator light is also illumi- move the passenger seat to the rear- nated, something may be wrong with most position. the supplemental air bag system. Do not use a child restraint in the front● Never install a rear facing child restraint passenger seat until the system is in the front seating position of Crew checked by your NISSAN dealer. Cab models. Install a rear-facing child restraint in the rear seat only. The force of the inflating air bag could cause se- rious injury or kill the child in the child restraint. WRS0258● The three-point seat belt in your vehicle Front Facing — step 1 is equipped with an automatic locking If you choose to install a child restraint in the front mode retractor which must be used seat, follow these steps: when installing a child restraint. 1. Position the child restraint on the front pas-● Failure to use the retractor’s locking senger seat. Move the seat to the rear- mode will result in the child restraint most position. Always follow the restraint not being properly secured. The re- manufacturer’s instructions. straint could tip over or otherwise be unsecured and cause injury to the child in a sudden stop or collision.1-42 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/13/03—arosenma ੭
  • 49. WRS0159 WRS0160 WRS0161 Front Facing — step 2 Front Facing — step 3 Front Facing — step 42. Route the seat belt tongue through the child 3. Pull on the shoulder belt until all of the belt is 4. Allow the seat belt to retract slightly. Pull up restraint and insert it into the buckle until you fully extended. At this time, the seat belt on the shoulder belt to remove any slack in hear and feel the latch engage. retractor is in the automatic locking mode the belt. (child restraint mode). It reverts to emer- Be sure to follow the child restraint manu- If necessary to ensure the child restraint is gency locking mode when the seat belt is facturer’s instructions for belt routing. secure, pull the shoulder belt through the fully retracted. seat belt tongue beyond the stitching in the belt. After the seat belt is fully retracted and the child restraint is removed from the seat, the stitching on the shoulder belt can be pulled back through the seat belt tongue. The stitching locates the seat belt tongue near the top of the seat back for easy access for passengers. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-43 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/13/03—arosenma ੭
  • 50. 7. Check to make sure the child restraint is ● Be sure to turn the passenger supple- properly secured prior to each use. If the mental air bag ON/OFF switch OFF seat belt is not locked, repeat steps 3 when using a rear facing child restraint through 6. in the front passenger seat. If it is not After the child restraint is removed and the seat OFF, the air bag may inflate in a colli- belt is fully retracted, the automatic locking mode sion. The force of the rapidly inflating air bag could cause serious injury or kill (child restraint mode) is canceled. the child in the child restraint. See Rear-facing (Three-point type with “Passenger supplemental air bag ON/OFF switch and light” earlier in this retractor, except Crew Cab models) section. WARNING ● If the supplemental air bag warning light located in the instrument panel ● Never install a rear facing child restraint next to the speedometer comes on WRS0257 in the front seating position of Crew when the passenger supplemental air Front Facing — step 5 Cab models. Install a rear-facing child bag OFF indicator light is also illumi- 5. Before placing the child in the child restraint, restraint in the rear seat only. The force nated, something may be wrong with use force to tilt the child restraint from side of the inflating air bag could cause se- the supplemental air bag system. Do to side, and tug it for ward to make sure that rious injury or kill the child in the child not use a child restraint in the front it is securely held in place. It should not move restraint. passenger seat until the system is more than 1 inch. ● If so equipped, keep the passenger checked by your NISSAN dealer. 6. Check that the retractor is in the automatic supplemental air bag ON/OFF switch ● The passenger three-point seat belt is locking mode by trying to pull more seat belt turned ON unless a rear-facing child equipped with an automatic locking restraint is used in the front seat. If the mode retractor which must be used out of the retractor. If you cannot pull any switch is OFF, the air bag will not inflate when installing a child restraint. more belt webbing out of the retractor, the in a collision as designed. seat belt is in the automatic locking mode.1-44 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/13/03—arosenma ੭
  • 51. ● Failure to use the automatic locking mode will result in the child restraint not being properly secured. The re- straint could tip over or otherwise be unsecured and cause injury to the child in a sudden stop or collision. WRS0271 WRS0310 Rear Facing — step 1 If you choose to install a child restraint in the front Rear Facing — step 2 seat, follow these steps: 2. Route the seat belt tongue through the child 1. Position the child restraint on the front pas- restraint and insert the belt tongue into the senger seat. Move the seat to the rear- buckle until you hear and feel the latch en- most position. Always follow the child re- gage. straint manufacturer’s instructions. Be sure to follow the child restraint manu- facturer’s instructions for belt routing. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-45 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 02/25/03—betty ੭
  • 52. WRS0260 WRS0253 WRS0254 Rear Facing — step 3 Rear Facing — step 4 Rear Facing — step 5 3. Pull on the shoulder belt until all of the belt is 4. Allow the belt to retract. Pull up on the belt to 5. Before placing the child in the child restraint, fully extended. At this time, the seat belt remove any slack in the belt. use force to tilt the child restraint from side retractor is in the automatic locking mode to side, and tug it forward to make sure that (child restraint mode). It reverts to emer- it is securely held in place. It should not move gency locking mode when the seat belt is more than 1 inch. fully retracted. 6. Ensure the retractor is in the automatic lock- ing mode by trying to pull more seat belt out of the retractor. If you cannot pull any more belt webbing out of the retractor, the retrac- tor is in the automatic locking mode.1-46 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/13/03—arosenma ੭
  • 53. 7. Check to make sure the child restraint is properly secured prior to each use. If the lap belt is not locked, repeat steps 3 through 6.After the child restraint is removed and the seatbelt is fully retracted the automatic locking mode(child restraint mode) is canceled. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-47 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/13/03—arosenma ੭
  • 54. MEMO1-48 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems
  • 55. 2 Instruments and controlsInstrument panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2 Headlight control switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-20Meters and gauges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3 Fog light switch (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-22 Speedometer and odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3 Hazard warning flasher switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-22 Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5 Cargo lamp switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-23 Engine coolant temperature gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5 Horn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-23 Fuel gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6 Vehicle dynamic control (VDC) off switchCompass and outside temperature display (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-23(if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6 Power outlet (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-24 Outside temperature display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-25 Compass display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7 Storage compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-25Warning/indicator lights and audible reminders . . . . . . . 2-9 Cup holders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-25 Checking bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-9 Glove box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-26 Warning lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-10 Console box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-26 Indicator lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-13 Grocery hooks (King Cab only). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-27 Audible reminders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-15 Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-28Security systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-15 Power windows (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-28 Vehicle security system (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . 2-15 Manual windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-30Windshield wiper and washer switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-18 Rear sliding window (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-30 Switch operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-18 Interior lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-30Rear window defroster switch Map lights (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-32(Crew Cab models only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-19 Illuminated entry system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-32Headlight and turn signal switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-20 Battery saver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-32 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 56. INSTRUMENT PANEL 1. Headlight/turn signal switch 2. Meters and gauges 3. Windshield wiper/washer switch 4. Power point 5. Heater and air conditioner 6. Passenger air bag ON/OFF switch light (if so equipped) 7. Passenger air bag ON/OFF switch (if so equipped) 8. Front passenger supplemental air bag 9. Glove box 10. Audio system 11. Hazard warning flasher switch 12. Automatic/manual selector lever 13. Transfer case shift lever (if so equipped) 14. Parking brake release lever 15. Cruise control main/set switch (if so equipped) 16. Driver supplemental air bag 17. Steering wheel switch for audio con- trols (if so equipped) 18. Vehicle dynamics control (VDC) off switch (if so equipped) 19. Cargo lamp switch WIC04272-2 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/13/03—arosenma ੭
  • 57. METERS AND GAUGES WIC03231. Speedometer2. Odometer3. Reset buttonSPEEDOMETER AND ODOMETERSpeedometerThe speedometer indicates vehicle speed inmiles per hour (MPH) and kilometers per hour(km/h).OdometerThe odometer records the total distance the ve-hicle has been driven. Instruments and controls 2-3 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/13/03—arosenma ੭
  • 58. AIC1120The trip odometer records the distance of indi- ODO (odometer) → TRIP A → TRIP B → ODOvidual trips. Before each trip reset the trip odom- Push and hold the reset button for more than 1eter. second to reset either trip odometer.Push the reset button to change the display asfollows:2-4 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/13/03—arosenma ੭
  • 59. CAUTION If the gauge indicates engine coolant tem- perature over the normal range, stop the vehicle as soon as safely possible. If the engine is overheated, continued opera- tion of the vehicle may seriously damage the engine. See the “In case of emer- gency” section for immediate action required. WIC0358 LIC0091TACHOMETER ENGINE COOLANT TEMPERATUREThe tachometer indicates engine speed in revo- GAUGElutions per minute (r/min). The red zone ᭺ is 1 The gauge indicates the engine coolant tempera-shown in the illustration. ture. The engine coolant temperature is within the normal range when the gauge needle points be- CAUTION tween the C and the H on the gauge.When engine speed approaches the red The engine coolant temperature varies with thezone, shift to a higher gear. Operating theengine in the red zone may cause serious outside air temperature and driving conditions.engine damage. Instruments and controls 2-5 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/13/03—arosenma ੭
  • 60. COMPASS AND OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE DISPLAY (if so equipped) The indicates that the fuel filler lid is lo- This unit has the following functions: cated on the passenger side of the vehicle. ● Measures terrestrial magnetism and indicates heading direction of vehicle CAUTION ● Indicates outside air temperature ● If the vehicle runs out of fuel, the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) may come on. Refuel as soon as possible. After a few driving trips, the lamp should turn off. If the lamp remains on after a few driving trips, have the vehicle inspected by a NISSAN dealer. LIC0092 ● For additional information, see “Mal-FUEL GAUGE function indicator lamp (MIL)” later in this section.The gauge indicates the approximate fuel levelin the tank.The gauge may move slightly during braking,turning, acceleration, or going up or down hills.The gauge needle returns to E (Empty) after theignition key is turned to OFF.The low fuel warning light comes on when theamount of fuel in the tank is getting low.Refill the fuel tank before the gauge regis-ters E (Empty).2-6 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/13/03—arosenma ੭
  • 61. though it is operating. This is not a mal- 1. Establish your location on the zone map. function. Refer to the illustration. Record your zone number. ● The outside temperature sensor is lo- cated in front of the radiator. The sensor 2. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position. may be affected by road or engine heat, 3. Push the MODE button in for 5 seconds until wind direction and other driving condi- the current zone entry number and the tions. The display may differ from the “VAR” icon is displayed. actual outside temperature or the tem- perature displayed on various signs or 4. Press the MODE button repeatedly until the billboards. desired zone entry number is displayed. Once the desired zone number is displayed, stop ● Temperature display will not update un- pressing the MODE button and the display will less the vehicle is moving faster than 12 show compass direction within a few seconds. mph (20 km/h), or the ignition switch has WIC0324 been OFF for 4 hours. NOTE:OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE DISPLAY COMPASS DISPLAY Use zone number 5 for Hawaii.Push the MODE button᭺ when the ignition key 1is in the ACC or ON position. The outside tem- Push the MODE button ᭺ when the ignition key 1perature will be displayed ᭺ in °F. 2 is in the ACC or ON position. The direction will be displayed ᭺.2● Push the MODE button to change from °F to °C. Zone variation change procedure● When the outside temperature is be- The difference between magnetic north and geo- tween 130°F (55°C) and 158°F (70°C), the graphical north is known as variance. In some display shows 130°F (55°C) . areas, this difference can sometimes be great enough to cause false compass readings. Follow● When the outside temperature is lower these instructions to set the variance for your than -40°F (-40°C) or higher than 158°F particular location if this happens: (70°C), the display shows only — — — Instruments and controls 2-7 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/13/03—arosenma ੭
  • 62. ● If a magnet is located near the compass or the vehicle is driven where the terres- trial magnetism is disturbed, the com- pass display may not indicate the correct direction. ● In places where the terrestrial magne- tism is disturbed, the correction of the direction starts automatically. Correction functions of the compass display The compass display is equipped with automatic correction function. If the direction is not shown correctly, carry out the manual correction proce- dure set out below. Manual correction procedure 1. Push the MODE button for about 10 sec- onds. The “CAL” icon will illuminate. 2. Drive the vehicle slowly in an open and safe area. The initial correction is complete while turning in 1 or 2 turns. In places where the earth’s magnetism is dis- turbed, the initial correction procedure may start automatically. WIC03552-8 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/13/03—arosenma ੭
  • 63. WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTS ANDAUDIBLE REMINDERS or Anti-lock brake warning light Low tire pressure warning light (if so equipped) 4-wheel drive indicator light (if so equipped) Automatic transmission oil temperature warn- Low washer fluid warning light (if so equipped) High beam indicator light (Blue) ing light ( model) Automatic transmission park warning light Passenger supplemental air bag OFF indicator Malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) ( model) light (except Crew Cab models) or Brake warning light Seat belt warning light and chime Overdrive off indicator light (automatic trans- mission only) Charge warning light Supplemental air bag warning light Slip indicator light (if so equipped) Door open warning light CRUISE main switch indicator light (if so Turn signal/hazard indicator lights equipped) Engine oil pressure warning light Cruise SET switch indicator light (if so Vehicle dynamic control off indicator light (if so equipped) equipped) Low fuel warning lightCHECKING BULBS If the driver’s seat belt is fastened before the If any light fails to come on, it may indicate ignition key is turned to the ON position, a burned-out bulb or an open circuit in theWith all doors closed, apply the parking brake the light will not come on. electrical system. Have the system repairedand turn the ignition key to the ON position promptly.without starting the engine. The following lights If equipped, the following lights come on brieflywill come on: and then go off: , or , , , or , , , , , , Instruments and controls 2-9 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/13/03—arosenma ੭
  • 64. WARNING LIGHTS Automatic transmission park CAUTION or Anti-lock brake warning light ( model) If the ATP light is ON, this indicates that warning light This light indicates that the automatic transmis- the automatic transmission P (Park) posi-If the light comes on while the engine is running, sion parking function is not engaged. If the trans- tion will not function and the transfer con-it may indicate the anti-lock brake system is not fer control shift lever is not secured in any drive trol shift lever is in the N (Neutral) position while the automatic transmission selec- position.functioning properly. Have the system checkedby a NISSAN dealer. tor lever is in the P (Park) position, the vehicle or Brake warning light may move unexpectedly.If an abnormality occurs in the system, the anti- This light functions for both the parking brake andlock function ceases, but the regular braking Shift the transfer control shift lever into the 2H, the foot brake systems.system continues to operate. 4H, or 4L position when the warning light comes on. When the ignition key is in the ON position, theIf the light comes on while you are driving, light comes on when the parking brake is applied,contact a NISSAN dealer for repair. ● When parking, always make sure that the and also warns of a low brake fluid level. If the transfer control shift lever is in 2H, 4H, or 4L Automatic transmission oil light comes on while the engine is running with and the parking brake is set. the parking brake not applied, stop the vehicle temperature warning light ● If the ATP light is ON, this indicates that the and perform the following: ( model) automatic transmission P (Park) position will 1. Check the brake fluid level. Add brake fluidThis light comes on when the automatic transmis- not function and the transfer control shift lever as necessary. See “Brake and clutch fluid” insion oil temperature is too high. If the light comes is in the N (Neutral) position. the “Maintenance and do-it-yourself” sec-on while driving, reduce the vehicle speed as ● Failure to engage the transfer shift control tion of this manual.soon as safely possible until the light turns off. lever in 2H, 4H or 4L could result in the vehicle moving unexpectedly, resulting in serious per- CAUTION sonal injury or property damage.Continued vehicle operation when the A/Toil temperature warning light is on maydamage the automatic transmission.2-10 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/14/03—arosenma ੭
  • 65. 2. If the brake fluid level is correct, have the Low fuel warning light CAUTION brake system checked by a NISSAN dealer. Do not continue driving if the generator This light comes on when the fuel level in the fuel WARNING belt is loose, broken or missing. tank is getting low. Refuel as soon as it is conve- nient, preferably before the fuel gauge reaches E● Your brake system may not be working Door open warning light (Empty). There will be a small reserve of fuel properly if the warning light is on. Driv- This light comes on when any of the doors are not in the tank when the fuel gauge needle ing could be dangerous. If you judge it closed securely while the ignition key is in the ON reaches E (Empty). to be safe, drive carefully to the nearest service station for repairs. Otherwise, position. Low tire pressure warning light have your vehicle towed because driv- ing it could be dangerous. Engine oil pressure warning (if so equipped) light This light warns of low tire pressure.● Pressing the brake pedal with the en- gine stopped and/or a low brake fluid This light warns of low engine oil pressure. If the Flat tire warning level may increase your stopping dis- light flickers or comes on during normal driving, tance and braking will require greater pull off the road in a safe area, stop the engine If the vehicle is being driven with very low tire pedal effort as well as pedal travel. immediately and call a NISSAN dealer. pressure (lower than 27 psi, 190 kPa), the light The engine oil pressure warning light is not will illuminate and the chime will sound for about● If the brake fluid level is below the designed to indicate a low oil level. Use the 10 seconds. MINIMUM or MIN mark on the brake fluid reservoir, do not drive until the dipstick to check the oil level. See “Engine For additional information, see “Low tire pressure brake system has been checked at a oil” in the “Maintenance and do-it-yourself” sec- warning system” in the “Starting and driving” NISSAN dealer. tion of this manual. section and “Flat tire” in the “In case of emer- gency” section. Charge warning light CAUTIONIf this light comes on while the engine is running, Running the engine with the engine oil WARNINGit may indicate the charging system is not func- pressure warning light on could cause se- ● If the light does not come on with thetioning properly. Turn the engine off and check rious damage to the engine almost imme- key switch turned ON, have the vehiclethe generator belt. If the belt is loose, broken, diately. Such damage is not covered by checked by a NISSAN dealer as soon asmissing, or if the light remains on, see a NISSAN warranty. Turn off the engine as soon as it possible.dealer immediately. is safe to do so. Instruments and controls 2-11 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/14/03—arosenma ੭
  • 66. ● If the light comes on while driving, ● If the vehicle is being driven at speeds the OFF position. The driver’s side supplemental avoid sudden steering maneuvers or of less than 20 MPH (32 km/h), the low air bag always remains enabled and is not af- abrupt braking, reduce vehicle speed, tire pressure warning system may not fected by the passenger supplemental air bag pull off the road to a safe location and operate correctly. ON/OFF switch. The key for the passenger stop the vehicle as soon as possible. supplemental air bag ON/OFF switch should not ● Be sure to install the specified size of be left in the switch. Remove the key after turning Serious vehicle damage could occur tires to the 4 wheels correctly. and may lead to an accident and result the switch in the desired position. Do not leave a in serious personal injury. Check the Low washer fluid warning light key in the switch. See “Passenger supplemental tire pressure for all 4 wheels and adjust air bag ON/OFF switch and light” in the “Seats, the pressure to the COLD tire pressure (if so equipped) restraints and supplemental air bag systems” shown on the tire placard. If the light This light comes on when the washer fluid is at a section for details. still comes on while driving after adjust- low level. Add washer fluid as necessary. See the ing the tire pressure, a tire may be flat. If “Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section of this Seat belt warning light and you have a flat tire, replace it with a manual. chime spare tire as soon as possible. Passenger supplemental air The light and chime remind you to fasten your● When a spare tire is mounted or a wheel seat belts. The light illuminates whenever the is replaced, tire pressure will not be bag OFF indicator light (except ignition key is turned to the ON or START position indicated and the low tire pressure Crew Cab models) and remains illuminated until the driver’s seat belt warning system will not function. Con- The passenger supplemental air bag is equipped is fastened. At the same time, the chime sounds tact your NISSAN dealer as soon as possible for tire replacement and/or with an ON/OFF switch. The switch is located in for about 7 seconds unless the driver’s seat belt system resetting. the center of the instrument panel. When the is securely fastened. switch is turned to the ON position, the passen- Refer to “Seat belts” in the “Seats, restraints and ger supplemental air bag is enabled and could CAUTION supplemental air bag systems” section for pre- inflate in a frontal collision. When the switch is cautions on seat belt usage.● The low tire pressure warning system is turned to the OFF position, the passenger not a substitute for the regular tire pres- supplemental air bag is disabled and will not Supplemental air bag warning sure check. Be sure to check the tire inflate in a frontal collision. The passenger light pressure regularly. supplemental air bag OFF indicator light on the instrument panel illuminates when the passenger When the ignition key is in the ON or START supplemental air bag ON/OFF switch is turned to position, the supplemental air bag warning light2-12 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/14/03—arosenma ੭
  • 67. illuminates for about 7 seconds and then turns INDICATOR LIGHTS ● Failure to engage the transfer controloff. This means the system is operational. Cruise main switch indicator lever in 2H, 4H or 4L could result in theIf any of the following conditions occur, the light (if so equipped) vehicle moving unexpectedly, whichsupplemental air bag and pre-tensioner seat belt could cause serious personal injury orsystems need servicing and your vehicle must be The light comes on when the cruise control main property damage.taken to a NISSAN dealer: switch is pushed. The light goes out when the main switch is pushed again. When the cruise High beam indicator light● The supplemental air bag warning light re- mains on after approximately 7 seconds. main switch indicator light comes on, the cruise (Blue) control system is operational.● The supplemental air bag warning light flashes This blue light comes on when the headlight high intermittently. Cruise set switch indicator beams are on and goes out when the low beams light (if so equipped) are selected.● The supplemental air bag warning light does not come on at all. The light comes on while the vehicle speed is The high beam indicator light also comes on controlled by the cruise control system. If the light when the passing signal is activated.Unless checked and repaired, the supplemental blinks while the engine is running, it may indicaterestraint system (air bag system) and/or the pre- the cruise control system is not functioning prop- Malfunction indicator lamptensioner seat belts may not function properly. erly. Have the system checked by a NISSAN (MIL)For additional details see “Supplemental restraint dealer.system” in the “Seats, restraints and supplemen- If this indicator lamp comes on steady or blinkstal air bag systems” section of this manual. 4–wheel drive indicator light while the engine is running, it may indicate a potential emission control malfunction. (if so equipped) WARNING The malfunction indicator lamp may also come on This light comes on when the transfer shift con-If the supplemental air bag warning light steady if the fuel filler cap is loose or missing, or if trol lever is in the 4H or 4L position.is on, it could mean that the supplemental the vehicle runs out of fuel. Check to make surefront air bag or pre-tensioner seat belt the fuel filler cap is installed and closed tightly, WARNING and that the vehicle has at least 3 gallons of fuelsystems will not operate in an accident. ● When parking always make sure the in the fuel tank. transfer control lever is in the 2H, 4H or After a few driving trips, the lamp should 4L position and the parking brake is turn off if no other potential emission control applied. system malfunction exists. Instruments and controls 2-13 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/14/03—arosenma ੭
  • 68. Operation The system operates in all transmission shift lever CAUTION positions, but the system can upshift the trans-The malfunction indicator lamp will come on in Continued vehicle operation without hav- mission only as high as the indicated shift leverone of two ways: ing the emission control system checked position.● Malfunction indicator lamp on steady — An and repaired as necessary could lead to emission control system malfunction has been poor driveability, reduced fuel economy, Turn signal/hazard indicator detected. Check the fuel filler cap. If the fuel and possible damage to the emission con- lights filler cap is loose or missing, tighten or install trol system. the cap and continue to drive the vehicle. The appropriate light flashes when the turn signal The lamp should turn off after a few Overdrive off indicator light switch is activated. driving trips. If the lamp does not turn off (automatic transmission mod- Both lights flash when the hazard switch is turned after a few driving trips, have the vehicle in- els only) on. spected by a NISSAN dealer. You do not need This light comes on when the overdrive function Vehicle dynamic control off to have your vehicle towed to the dealer. is OFF. indicator light (if so equipped)● Malfunction indicator lamp blinking — An en- The automatic transmission overdrive function is gine misfire has been detected which may dam- This indicator light comes on when the vehicle controlled by the overdrive switch. age the emission control system. To reduce or dynamic control off switch is pushed to OFF. This avoid emission control system damage: Slip indicator light (if so indicates the vehicle dynamic control system is – do not drive at speeds above 45 MPH equipped) not operating. (72 km/h). This indicator light will blink when the traction Push the vehicle dynamic control off switch again – avoid hard acceleration or deceleration. control system is limiting wheel spin. Slippery road or restart the engine and the system will operate conditions may exist if the slip indicator blinks on. If normally. See “Vehicle dynamic control” in the – avoid steep uphill grades. this happens, adjust your driving accordingly. “Starting and driving” section of this manual. – if possible, reduce the amount of cargo being hauled or towed. The slip indicator light also comes on when you The vehicle dynamic control light also comes on turn the ignition key to the ON position. The light when you turn the ignition key to the ON position.The malfunction indicator lamp may stop blinking will turn off after about 2 seconds if the system is The light will turn off after about 2 seconds if theand come on steady. Have the vehicle inspected by operational. If the light does not come on or goa NISSAN dealer. You do not need to have your system is operational. If the light stays on or off, have the traction control system checked by a comes on along with the SLIP indicator lightvehicle towed to the dealer. NISSAN dealer.2-14 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/14/03—arosenma ੭
  • 69. SECURITY SYSTEMSwhile you are driving, have the vehicle dynamiccontrol system checked by a NISSAN dealer.While the vehicle dynamic control system is op-erating, you might feel slight vibration or hear thesystem working when starting the vehicle or ac-celerating, but this is normal.AUDIBLE REMINDERSBrake pad wear warningThe disc brake pads have audible wear warnings.When a brake pad requires replacement, itmakes a high pitched scraping sound when thevehicle is in motion, whether or not the brakepedal is depressed. Have the brakes checked as LIC0359 LIC0093soon as possible if the warning sound is heard. VEHICLE SECURITY SYSTEM (if so Security indicator lightKey reminder chime equipped) The security indicator light shows the status of The vehicle security system provides visual and the vehicle security system.A chime sounds if the driver’s door is openedwhile the key is left in the ignition switch. Remove audio alarm signals if parts of the vehicle are The light operates whenever the ignition switch isthe key and take it with you when leaving the disturbed. in the LOCK, OFF, or ACC position.vehicle. The vehicle security system has four phases. ForLight reminder chime each phase the operation of the security indicator light is different.With the ignition switch in the OFF position, achime sounds when the driver’s door is opened ifthe headlights or parking lights are on.Turn the headlight control switch off before leav-ing the vehicle. Instruments and controls 2-15 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/14/03—arosenma ੭
  • 70. How to arm the vehicle security sys- about 30 seconds and then begins to flash tem once every 3 seconds. The system is now armed. If, during this 30-second time period, a 1. Close all windows. (The system can be door is unlocked by the key or the keyfob, or armed even if the windows are open.) the ignition key is turned to ACC or ON, the 2. Remove the key from the ignition switch. system will not arm. 3. Close the hood and all doors. Lock all doors. ● If the key is turned slowly when locking The doors can be locked with the key, power the door, the system may not arm. Fur- door lock switch or with the keyfob. thermore, if the key is turned excessively to the unlock position, the system may Keyfob operation: be disarmed when the key is removed. If ● Push the button on the keyfob. the indicator light fails to glow for 30 All doors lock. The hazard lights flash seconds, unlock the door once and lock twice and the horn beeps once to indicate it again. all doors are locked. ● Even when the driver and/or passengers ● When the button is pushed with are in the vehicle, the system will arm all doors locked, the hazard lights flash with all doors and the hood closed and twice and the horn beeps once as a re- locked and the ignition key in the OFF minder that the doors are already locked. position. Turn the ignition key to the ACC or ON to turn the security system off. The horn may or may not beep once. Refer to “Silencing the horn beep fea- The vehicle security system is NOT armed if 1 of ture” later in this section. the following occurs: ● If a door is open and you push ● A door is unlocked or the ignition key is turned the button the doors lock but the to the ACC or ON position during the 30 sec- horn does not chirp and the hazard lights onds in which the SECURITY light stays on. do not flash. ● The SECURITY light blinks at a steady 1/2 ● Confirm that the SECURITY indicator light second on - 1/2 second off rate (a door or the LIC0053 comes on. The SECURITY light stays on for hood is open and the key is not in the ACC or2-16 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/14/03—arosenma ੭
  • 71. ON position). When the ignition key is turned The hazard lights will quickly flash once and the to the ACC or ON position, the SECURITY horn will sound once to confirm that the horn light turns off. beep feature has been reactivated.Vehicle security system activation Deactivating the horn feature does not silence the horn if the alarm is triggered.The vehicle security system will give the followingalarm: If the system does not operate as described above, have it checked by a NISSAN dealer.● The headlights blink and the horn sounds in- termittently. In addition, the starter motor does not operate.● The alarm automatically turns off after about 50 seconds. However, the alarm reactivates if the vehicle is tampered with again. The alarm can be shut off by unlocking a door with the WIC0325 key, or by pressing the button on the Silencing the horn beep feature keyfob. If desired, the horn beep feature can be deacti-The alarm is activated by: vated using the keyfob.● opening a door without using the key or keyfob (even if the door is unlocked by releasing the To deactivate: Press and hold both the inside lock knob). and buttons at the same time for at least 2 seconds.● opening the hood. The hazard lights will quickly flash 3 times toHow to stop an activated alarm confirm that the horn beep feature has beenThe alarm stops only by unlocking a door with the deactivated.key or by pressing the button on the keyfob. To activate: Press and hold both theThe alarm does not stop if the ignition and buttons at the same time for at leastswitch is turned to ACC or ON. 2 seconds once more. Instruments and controls 2-17 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/14/03—arosenma ੭
  • 72. WINDSHIELD WIPER AND WASHERSWITCH ● Intermittent control (if so equipped) — inter- mittent wiper operation can be adjusted from 1-19 seconds by turning the time control knob. ● Mist (if so equipped) — push the lever up to activate the mist feature. WARNING In freezing temperatures the washer solu- tion may freeze on the windshield and obscure your vision which may lead to an accident. Warm the windshield with the defroster before you wash the windshield. WIC0239 WIC0240 Type A Type B CAUTION1. Low speed 1. Intermittent ● Do not operate the washer continu-2. High speed 2. Low speed ously for more than 30 seconds.3. Wash 3. High speed 4. Wash ● Do not operate the washer if the reser-SWITCH OPERATION voir tank is empty. 5. Intermittent controlThe ignition switch must be in the ON position for ● Do not fill the window washer reservoir 6. Mistthe wipers or washer to be activated. tank with washer fluid concentrates at ● Low speed — continuous low speed opera-Push the lever down to operate the windshield tion. full strength. Some methyl alcoholwipers. Pull the lever toward you to operate the based washer fluid concentrates maywasher. ● High speed — continuous high speed opera- permanently stain the grille if spilled tion. while filling the window washer reser-● Intermittent (if so equipped) — intermittent voir tank. wiper operation. ● Wash — pull the lever toward you to operate the washer function. Operating the washer ● automatically cycles the wipers several times.2-18 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 02/25/03—betty ੭
  • 73. REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER SWITCH (Crew Cab models only)● Pre-mix washer fluid concentrates with NOTE: water to the manufacturer’s recom- The top few rows of wires on the rear win- mended levels before pouring the fluid dow are not part of the rear window de- into the window washer reservoir tank. froster system. These wires make up the Do not use the window washer reservoir antenna for the audio system. tank to mix the washer fluid concen- trate and water. WIC0327 To defrost the rear window glass, start the engine and push the rear window defroster switch on. The rear window defroster indicator light on the switch comes on. Push the switch again to turn the defroster off. The rear window defroster automatically turns off after approximately 15 minutes. CAUTION When cleaning the inner side of the rear window, be careful not to scratch or dam- age the rear window defroster. Instruments and controls 2-19 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/14/03—arosenma ੭
  • 74. HEADLIGHT AND TURN SIGNALSWITCH WIC0242 WIC0243 WIC0244 Type A Type B Headlight beam selectHEADLIGHT CONTROL SWITCH ᭺ 1 To select the high beam function, push theLighting lever forward. The high beam lights come on and the light illuminates.᭺1 When turning the switch to the posi- tion, the front parking, tail, license plate and ᭺ 2 Pull the lever back to select the low beam. instrument panel lights come on. ᭺ 3 Pulling and releasing the lever flashes the᭺2 When turning the switch to the posi- headlight high beams on and off. tion, the headlights come on and all the other lights remain on.2-20 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 75. headlight switch to the position for full illumination when driving at night. If the parking brake is applied before the engine is started, the daytime running lights do not illumi- nate. The daytime running lights illuminate when the parking brake is released. The daytime run- ning lights will remain on until the ignition switch is turned off. WARNING When the daytime running light system is active, tail lights on your vehicle are not on. It is necessary at dusk to turn on your WIC0245 WIC0328 headlights. Failure to do so could cause an accident injuring yourself and others.Turn signal switch Instrument brightness controlTurn signal The instrument brightness control operates when the headlight switch is in the or᭺1 Move the lever up or down to signal the position. turning direction. When the turn is com- pleted, the turn signals cancel automatically. Turn the control to adjust the brightness of instru-Lane change signal ment panel lights.᭺2 To signal a lane change, move the lever up or Daytime running light system (Canada down to the point where the indicator light only) begins to flash, but the lever does not latch. The headlights automatically illuminate at a re- duced intensity when the engine is started with the parking brake released. The daytime running lights operate with the headlight switch in the OFF position or in the position. Turn the Instruments and controls 2-21 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 76. FOG LIGHT SWITCH (if so equipped) HAZARD WARNING FLASHER SWITCH ● Turn signals do not work when the haz- ard warning flasher lights are on. The flashers will operate with the ignition switch in any position. Some state laws may prohibit the use of the hazard warning flasher switch while driving. WIC0247 WIC0329To turn the front fog lights on, rotate the switch to Push the switch on to warn other drivers whenthe position. you must stop or park under emergency condi-To turn them off, rotate the switch to the OFF tions. All turn signal lights flash.position. WARNINGThe headlight switch must be in the posi-tion (low beam headlights on) for the fog lights to ● When stalled or stopped on the road-operate. The fog lights automatically turn off way under emergency conditions, movewhenever the highbeam headlight function is se- the vehicle well off the road.lected. ● Do not use the hazard warning flashers while moving on the highway unless unusual circumstances force you to drive so slowly that your vehicle might become a hazard to other traffic.2-22 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 77. CARGO LAMP SWITCH HORN VEHICLE DYNAMIC CONTROL (VDC) OFF SWITCH (if so equipped) LIC0428 WIC0249 LIC0364To turn on the cargo bed lamp, push the switch to The vehicle should be driven with the Vehiclethe ON position when the ignition key is turned to To sound the horn, push the center pad area of Dynamic Control System (VDC) on for most driv-the ACC, ON or START position. The indicator the steering wheel. ing conditions.light in the switch will illuminate. When the vehicle is stuck in mud or snow, the WARNINGThe cargo lamp will turn off if the switch is pushed VDC system reduces the engine output to re-to the off position or the ignition key is turned to Do not disassemble the horn. Doing so duce wheel spin. The engine speed will be re-the LOCK position. could affect proper operation of the duced even if the accelerator is depressed to the supplemental front air bag system. Tam- floor. If maximum engine power is needed to free pering with the supplemental front air bag a stuck vehicle, turn the VDC system off. system may result in serious personal To turn off the VDC system, push the VDC OFF injury. switch. The indicator will come on. Push the VDC OFF switch again or restart the engine and the system will operate normally. See “Vehicle dynamic control system (VDC)” in the “Starting and driving” section. Instruments and controls 2-23 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 78. POWER OUTLET (if so equipped) WIC0330 WIC0331 WIC0332 Front Console RearThe power outlets are for powering electrical ● Use this power outlet with the engine ● Push the plug in as far as it will go. Ifaccessories such as cellular telephones. They running. (If the engine is stopped, this good contact is not made, the plug mayare rated at 12 Volts 120 Watts maximum. could result in a discharged battery.) overheat or the internal temperature fuse may blow. CAUTION ● Avoid using when the air conditioner, headlights or rear window defroster is ● When not in use, be sure to close the● Take care as the outlet and plug may be on. cap. Do not allow water to contact the hot during or immediately after use. outlet. ● Before inserting or disconnecting a● This power outlet is not designed for plug, be sure the electrical accessory use with a cigarette lighter unit. being used is turned OFF.● Do not use with accessories that ex- ceed a 12 volt, 120W (10A) power draw. Do not use double adapters or more than one electrical accessory.2-24 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 79. STORAGE WIC0334 WIC0336 WIC0337STORAGE COMPARTMENT Front Rear — Crew Cab onlyA storage compartment is located in the center CUP HOLDERS ● Use only soft cups in the cup holder.bottom of the instrument panel. Hard objects can injure you in an accident. WARNING The cup holder should not be used while The front cup holders have a rubber insert that driving so full attention may be given to can be removed for cleaning and for using larger vehicle operation. cups. To open the rear cup holder (Crew Cab models CAUTION only), pull out fully. To close, push the cup holder in fully. ● Avoid abrupt starting and braking when the cup holder is being used to prevent spilling the drink. If the liquid is hot, it can scald you or your passenger. Instruments and controls 2-25 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 80. CONSOLE BOX WARNING The center console box should not be used while driving so full attention may be given to vehicle operation. CAUTION ● This power outlet is not designed for use with a cigarette lighter unit. ● Do not use accessories that exceed 12 volt, 120W (10A) power draw. Do not use WIC0374 double adapters or more than one elec- WIC0339 trical accessory.GLOVE BOX Upper halfOpen the glove box by pulling the handle. When Pull up on the lever to open the upper half of thelocking ᭺ or unlocking ᭺ the glove box, use the 1 2 console box. The rubber mat may be removed formaster key. cleaning. The upper half of the console box may be used for WARNING storage of cellular phones. An access hole isKeep glove box lid closed while driving to provided at the bottom of the upper half of thehelp prevent injury in an accident or a console box for phone cord routing to the powersudden stop. socket. To route a phone cord to the power socket: 1. Open the upper half of the console box. 2. Remove the rubber mat, and then remove the cutout area from the mat.2-26 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 81. 3. Remove the access hole cover.4. Install the rubber mat.5. Route the phone cord through the access hole and plug into the power socket. WIC0340 LIC0373 Lower half GROCERY HOOKS (King Cab only) Pull up on the lever to open the lower half of the The grocery hooks allow for 2 standard size plas- console box. A power socket is located inside the tic grocery bags to hang side by side. console box and there is storage for compact Do not apply a total load of more than 55 lbs (25 discs. kg) to a single grocery hook. Instruments and controls 2-27 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 82. WINDOWSPOWER WINDOWS (if so equipped) is opened during this period of about 45 sec- onds, power to the windows is canceled. To open WARNING a window, push the switch and hold it down. To close a window, pull the switch up. To stop the● Make sure that all passengers have opening or closing function at any time, simply their hands, etc. inside the vehicle while release the switch. it is in motion and before closing the windows. Use the window lock switch to prevent unexpected use of the power windows.● Do not leave children unattended inside the vehicle. They could unknowingly ac- tivate switches or controls and become trapped in a window. Unattended chil- dren could become involved in serious WIC0376 accidents. 1. Door lock/unlock button 2. Window lock button 3. Front passenger side 4. Right rear passenger side 5. Left rear passenger side 6. Driver side automatic switch Driver’s side power window switch The driver’s side control panel is equipped with switches to open or close all of the windows. The power windows operate when the ignition switch is in the ON position, or for about 45 seconds after the ignition switch is turned to the OFF position. If the driver’s or passenger’s door2-28 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 83. WIC0343 WIC0357 WIC0345Front passenger power window switch Rear power window switch (Crew Automatic operationThe passenger window switch operates only the Cab models only) To fully open the driver window, press the drivercorresponding passenger window. To open the The rear power window switches open or close window switch down to the second detent andwindow push the switch and hold it down ᭺. To 1 only the corresponding window. To open the release it; it need not be held. The window auto-close the window, pull the switch up ᭺. 2 window, push the switch and hold it down ᭺. To 1 matically opens all the way. To stop the window, close the window, push the switch up ᭺.2 lift the switch up while the window is opening. Locking passengers’ windows When the window lock button is depressed, only the driver side window can be opened or closed. Push it again to cancel the window lock function. Instruments and controls 2-29 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 84. INTERIOR LIGHTS WIC0263 WIC0352 WIC0367MANUAL WINDOWS REAR SLIDING WINDOW (if so Dome light — Type A Each interior light has a three-position switch andThe side windows can be opened or closed by equipped) operates regardless of ignition key position.turning the hand crank on each door. Squeeze the handles of the lever ᭺, then slide 1 the window open ᭺. 2 ● When the switch is in the ON position ᭺, the 1 interior light illuminates, regardless of door position. ● When the switch is in the center O or DOOR position ᭺, the interior light illuminates by 3 opening a door. ● When the switch is in the OFF position ᭺, the 2 interior light does not illuminate, regardless of door position.2-30 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 85. WIC0368 WIC0369 WIC0370 Dome light — Type B Dome light — Type C Dome and cargo lightOn some King Cab models, the dome light canbe used as a cargo light by simply pulling the lightdown. This light is convenient at night when load-ing cargo.For information regarding interior light bulb re-placement, refer to “Bulb replacement” in the“Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section of thismanual. CAUTIONLeaving the dome light switch in the ONposition for extended periods of time willresult in a discharged battery. Instruments and controls 2-31 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 86. MAP LIGHTS (if so equipped) ILLUMINATED ENTRY SYSTEM The interior lights illuminate when a front or rear door (Crew Cab only) is opened. Once the doors are closed, these lights turn off in 30 seconds or turn off immediately when the key is turned to the ON position. BATTERY SAVER If the vehicle doors are not fully closed and the interior lights remain illuminated, they eventually turn off automatically to prevent the battery from becoming discharged. Interior lights that illumi- nate when doors are opened turn off after ap- proximately 30 minutes. WIC0349 WIC0350 Type A Type BTo turn the map lights on, press the switches. Toturn them off, press the switches again. CAUTIONDo not use for extended periods of timewith the engine stopped. This could resultin a discharged battery.2-32 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 87. 3 Pre-driving checks and adjustmentsKeys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2 Fuel filler lid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-11Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2 Fuel filler cap. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-11 Locking with key. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2 Steering wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13 Locking with inside lock knob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3 Tilt operation (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13 Locking with power door lock switch Sun visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13 (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3 Vanity mirror (if so equipped). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13 Child safety rear door lock Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13 (Crew Cab models only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4 Inside mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13Remote keyless entry system (if so equipped). . . . . . . . . 3-4 Outside mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-14 How to use remote keyless entry system . . . . . . . . . . 3-4 Outside mirror remote control Battery replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7 (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-15Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8 Truck box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-15Tubular roof rack (if so equipped). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9 Tailgate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-15Tubular step rail (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-11 Tie down hooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-17 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 88. KEYS DOORS WARNING ● Always have the doors locked while driving. Along with the use of seat belts, this provides greater safety in the event of an accident by helping to prevent persons from being thrown from the vehicle. This also helps keep children and others from unintentionally open- ing the doors, and will help keep out intruders. ● Before opening any door, always look for and avoid oncoming traffic. WPD0152 ● Do not leave children unattended inside WPD0153 the vehicle. They could unknowingly ac- Driver’s side1. Key tivate switches or controls. Unattended2. Key plate children could become involved in seri- LOCKING WITH KEYA key number plate is supplied with your keys. ous accidents.Record the key number and keep it in a safe place Manual(such as your wallet), not in the vehicle. If you lose To lock either the driver or passenger side door,your keys, see a NISSAN dealer for duplicates by turn the key toward the front of the vehicle ᭺ . To 1using the key number. NISSAN does not record unlock, turn it toward the rear ᭺.2key numbers so it is very important to keep trackof your key number plate.A key number is only necessary when you havelost all keys and do not have 1 to duplicate from.If you still have a key, this key can be duplicatedby a NISSAN dealer or locksmith.3-2 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 89. WPD0154 WPD0155 WPD0156 Driver’s side Inside lock Driver’s sidePower (if so equipped) LOCKING WITH INSIDE LOCK LOCKING WITH POWER DOOR KNOB LOCK SWITCH (if so equipped)If your vehicle is equipped with the theftwarning system, the power door lock system To lock the door without the key, move the inside To lock all the doors without a key, push the doorallows you to lock or unlock all doors at the same lock knob to the lock position ᭺, then close the 1 lock switch (driver or front passenger side), to thetime. door. lock position ᭺, then close the door. When 1 locking the door this way, be certain not to leaveTurning the key toward the front ᭺ of the vehicle 1 To unlock the door without the key, move the the key inside the vehicle.locks all doors. inside lock knob to the unlock position ᭺. 2 To unlock all the doors without a key, push theTurning the key 1 time toward the rear ᭺ of the 2 door lock switch (driver or front passenger side)vehicle unlocks that door. From that position, to the unlock position ᭺. 2returning the key to neutral ᭺ (where the key can 3 When the power door lock switch (driver or pas-only be removed and inserted) and turning it senger side) is moved to the lock position withtoward the rear again ᭺ within 5 seconds un- 4 the key in the ignition and any door open, all doorslocks all doors. will lock and then unlock automatically. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-3 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/17/03—tmchalpi ੭
  • 90. REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM (if so equipped) It is possible to lock/unlock all doors, turn the interior light on, and activate the panic alarm by using the keyfob from outside the vehicle. Be sure to remove the key from the vehicle before locking the doors. The keyfob can operate at a distance of approxi- mately 33 ft (10 m) from the vehicle. The effective distance depends on the conditions around the vehicle. As many as 4 keyfobs can be used with one vehicle. For information concerning the purchase and use of additional keyfobs, contact a NISSAN dealer. WPD0037 WPD0157CHILD SAFETY REAR DOOR LOCK CAUTION HOW TO USE REMOTE KEYLESS(Crew Cab models only) Listed below are conditions or occur- ENTRY SYSTEMChild safety locks help prevent the rear doors rences which will damage the keyfob: Locking doorsfrom being opened accidentally, especially when ● Do not allow the keyfob to become wet.small children are in the vehicle. 1. Close all windows. ● Do not drop the keyfob.The child safety lock levers are located on the 2. Remove the key from the ignition switch.edge of the rear doors. ● Do not strike the keyfob sharply against another object. 3. Close the hood and all doorsWhen the lever is in the lock position, the 4. Push the button on the keyfob. Alldoor can be opened only from the outside. ● Do not place the keyfob for an extended period in an area where temperatures the doors lock. The hazard lights flash twice exceed 140°F (60°C). and the horn beeps once to indicate all doors are locked. ● When the button is pushed with all doors locked, the hazard lights flash3-4 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 91. twice and the horn beeps once as a re- locking the doors with the keyfob or pushing the minder that the doors are already locked. interior light switch to the OFF position. The horn may or may not beep once. Auto relock Refer to “Silencing the horn beep fea- ture” later in this section for details. When the button on the keyfob is pushed, all doors will lock automatically within 5 minutes● If a door is open and you push unless one of the following operations is per- the button, the doors will lock formed: but the horn will not beep and the hazard lights will not flash. ● Any door is opened. ● A key is inserted into the ignition switch and the key is turned from OFF to ON. WPD0158 Unlocking doors Push the button on the keyfob once. ● Only the driver’s door unlocks. ● The interior lights illuminate for 30 seconds when the interior light switch is in O or DOOR position. Push the button on the keyfob again with 5 seconds. ● All doors unlock. The interior lights can be turned off without wait- ing 30 seconds by inserting the key into the ignition and turning to the ON or START position, Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-5 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 92. The hazard lights will flash once and the horn will sound once to confirm that the horn beep feature has been reactivated. Deactivating the horn beep feature does not si- lence the horn if the alarm is triggered. WPD0159 WIC0325Using the panic alarm Silencing the horn beep featureIf you are near your vehicle and feel threatened, If desired, the horn beep feature can be deacti-you may activate the panic alarm to call attention vated using the keyfob.by pushing and holding the button on the To deactivate: Press and hold thekeyfob for longer than 0.5 second. and buttons for at least 2 seconds.The panic alarm and headlights will stay on for 30 The hazard lights will flash three times to confirmseconds. that the horn beep feature has been deactivated.The panic alarm stops when: To activate: Press and hold the● it has run for 30 seconds, or and buttons for at least 2 seconds once more.● the or button is pushed on the keyfob.3-6 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 93. 5. Press the button, then the button two or three times to check the key- fob operation. If the battery is removed for any reason other than replacement, perform step 5. ● An improperly disposed battery can hurt the environment. Always confirm local regulations for battery disposal. ● The keyfob is water-resistant; however, if it does get wet, immediately wipe com- pletely dry. ● The operational range of the keyfob ex- tends to approximately 33 ft (10 m) from the vehicle. This range may vary with conditions. FCC Notice: Changes or modifications not expressly ap- proved by the manufacturer for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC WPD0160 Rules and RSS-210 of Industry Canada.BATTERY REPLACEMENT ᭺ 3 Install a new battery with the “+” facing Operation is subject to the following two down. conditions: (1) This device may not causeReplace the battery in the keyfob as follows: Recommended battery: Toshiba CR2025 or harmful interference, and (2) this device᭺1 Open the lid using a coin. equivalent. must accept any interference received, in- cluding interference that may cause undes-᭺2 Remove the battery. ᭺ 4 Close the lid securely. ired operation of the device. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-7 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 94. HOOD WPD0172 3. Remove the support rod from the clamp. WARNING● Make sure the hood is completely 4. Insert the support rod ᭺ into the slot in the C closed and latched before driving. Fail- front edge of the hood. ure to do so could cause the hood to fly 5. When closing the hood, return the support open and result in an accident. rod to its original position, lower the hood to● If you see steam or smoke coming from approximately 12 inches above the latch and the engine compartment, to avoid injury release it. This allows proper engagement of do not open the hood. the hood latch. 1. Pull the hood lock release handle ᭺ located A below the driver side instrument panel; the hood springs up slightly. 2. Lift the lever ᭺ at the front of the hood with B your fingertips and raise the hood.3-8 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 95. TUBULAR ROOF RACK (if soequipped)0 WARNING Properly secure all cargo with ropes or straps to help prevent it from sliding or shifting. In a sudden stop or collision, un- secured cargo could cause personal injury. CAUTION Use care when placing or removing items from the roof rack. If you cannot comfort- ably lift the items onto the roof rack from the ground, use a ladder or stool. WPD0171Always evenly distribute the cargo on the tubular Compliance Certification Label (located on theroof rack. The maximum total load is 125 lb driver’s side door jamb pillar). For more informa-(57 kg) evenly distributed. Be careful that your tion regarding GVWR and GAWR, refer to thevehicle does not exceed the Gross Vehicle “Technical and consumer information” section ofWeight Rating (GVWR) or the Gross Axle this manual.Weight Ratings (GAWR front and rear). TheGVWR and GAWR are located on the Safety Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-9 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 96. 2. When the clamp is loosened, move the crossbars so the cargo can be positioned between the crossbars. 3. Tighten the crossbar adjusting screws with the torxdriver by turning clockwise. 4. Secure the cargo with rope. 5. Always check the tightness of the crossbar adjusting screws. To remove: 1. Loosen the adjusting screws with the torxdriver by turning counterclockwise. 2. Rotate the clamps. 3. Remove the crossbars. 4. Reverse to install. 5. Always check the tightness of the crossbar adjusting screws. If you hear wind noise coming from the roof rack while driving, adjust the roof rack crossbars to the AIC1147 most rearward position.Tubular roof rack crossbar adjustment To adjust:The front and rear crossbars can be adjusted 1. Loosen the adjusting screws with theforward, backward, or be removed. Use the torxdriver by turning counterclockwise.torxdriver located in the tool kit to loosen bothcrossbar adjusting screws.3-10 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 97. TUBULAR STEP RAIL (if so equipped) FUEL FILLER LID WPD0165 FUEL FILLER CAP The fuel filler cap is a ratcheting type. Turn the cap counterclockwise to remove. To tighten, turn the cap clockwise until ratcheting clicks are heard. WARNING WPD0173 ● Gasoline is extremely flammable and1. Tubular step rail highly explosive under certain condi-2. Front passenger step tions. You could be burned or seriously3. Rear passenger step injured if it is misused or mishandled.The tubular step rail has a front and rear step for Always stop the engine and do notassisting passengers getting into and out of the smoke or allow open flames or sparksvehicle. near the vehicle when refueling. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-11 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 98. ● Fuel may be under pressure. Turn the ● Do not fill a portable fuel container on a ● Tighten until the fuel filler cap clicks. cap a third turn, and wait for any “hiss- truck bed liner, rubber truck bed mad, Failure to tighten the fuel filler cap ing” sound to stop to prevent fuel from or other insulating material. Static elec- properly may cause the mal- spraying out and possibly causing per- tricity can cause an explosion of flam- sonal injury. Then remove the cap. mable liquid, vapor or gas in any vehicle function indicator lamp (MIL) to illumi- or trailer. To reduce the risk of serious nate. If the lamp illuminates be-● Do not attempt to top off the fuel tank injury or death when filling portable fuel cause the fuel filler cap is loose or after the fuel pump nozzle shuts off containers: missing, tighten or install the cap and automatically. Continued refueling may cause fuel overflow, resulting in fuel – Always place the container on the continue to drive the vehicle. spray and possibly a fire. ground when filling. The lamp should turn off after a● Use only an original equipment type – Do not use electronic devices when few driving trips. If the lamp fuel filler cap as a replacement. It has a filling. built-in safety valve needed for proper does not turn off after a few driving – Keep the pump nozzle in contact trips, have the vehicle inspected by a operation of the fuel system and emis- with the container while you are fill- NISSAN dealer. sion control system. An incorrect cap ing it. can result in a serious malfunction and ● For additional information, see the possible injury. It could also cause the – Use only approved portable fuel con- “Malfunction indicator lamp (MIL)” in malfunction indicator lamp to come on. tainers for flammable liquid. the “Instruments and Controls” section● Never pour fuel into the throttle body to earlier in this manual. attempt to start your vehicle. CAUTION ● If fuel is spilled on the vehicle body, flush it away with water to avoid paint damage.3-12 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 99. STEERING WHEEL SUN VISORS MIRRORS WPD0167 WPD0168 WPD0126TILT OPERATION (if so equipped) VANITY MIRROR (if so equipped) INSIDE MIRRORPull the lock lever down and adjust the steering A vanity mirror is located on the rear side of the The night position ᭺ reduces glare from the 1wheel up or down to the desired position. passenger sun visor. headlights of vehicles behind you at night.Push the lock lever up firmly to lock the steering Use the day position ᭺ when driving in daylight 2wheel in place. hours. WARNING WARNINGDo not adjust the steering wheel while Use the night position only when neces-driving. You could lose control of your sary, because it reduces rear view clarity.vehicle and cause an accident. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-13 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 100. WPD0169 WPD0170 WPD0056 Type A Type B Foldable outside mirrorsOUTSIDE MIRRORS Push the mirrors backward to fold them.The outside mirrors can be moved in any direc-tion for a better rear view.Type A: Adjust to the desired position by movingthe entire mirror assembly.Type B: Adjust to the desired position by press-ing directly on the mirror surface.3-14 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 101. TRUCK BOX WARNING Objects viewed in the outside mirror on the passenger side are closer than they appear. Be careful when moving to the right. Using only this mirror could cause an accident. Use the inside mirror or glance over your shoulder to properly judge distances to other objects. WPD0143 WPD0175OUTSIDE MIRROR REMOTE TAILGATECONTROL (if so equipped) Opening the tailgateThe outside mirror remote control only operates Pull the tailgate handle upward and lower thewhen the ignition switch is in the ACC or ON tailgate. The support cables hold the tailgateposition. open.Rotate the control lever to select the right or left When closing the tailgate, make sure the latchesmirror. Adjust the mirror to the desired position by are securely locked.moving the control lever. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-15 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 102. WARNING ● It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area inside a vehicle. In a colli- sion, people riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed. ● Do not allow people to ride in any area of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat belts. ● Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a seat belt properly. WPD0176 IC0175To open the tailgate to the lowest position, lift the Removing the tailgatetailgate to a 45 degree angle, then release thesupport cables. 1. Release the tailgate support cables.Do not drive the vehicle with the tailgate 2. Hold the tailgate at a 45 degree angle.down, unless equipped with Nissan’s Bed 3. Pull the tailgate out from the left side hinge.Extender (accessory) in the deployed posi-tion. 4. Remove the tailgate from the right side hinge.For proper truck box loading see “Loading tips”under the “Vehicle loading information” heading CAUTIONin the “Technical and consumer information” sec-tion of this manual. The tailgate is heavy. Be careful not to drop it during removal.3-16 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 103. Installing the tailgate 1. Insert the tailgate into the right side hinge. 2. Hold the tailgate at a 45 degree angle and insert into the left side hinge. 3. Continue to hold the tailgate at a 45 degree angle and attach the tailgate support cables. 4. Close the tailgate securely. WPD0177 WPD0178 Locking the tailgate TIE DOWN HOOKS To lock the tailgate, turn the key toward the pas- For your convenience, tie down hooks are placed senger side of the vehicle ᭺. To unlock, turn the 1 at each corner of the truck box. These may be key toward the driver side ᭺. 2 used to help secure cargo loaded into the truck box. ● The weight of the cargo load must be evenly distributed over both the front and the rear axles. ● All cargo should be securely fastened with ropes or straps to prevent it from shifting or sliding within the vehicle. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-17 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 104. WARNING● Properly secure all cargo with ropes or straps to help prevent it from sliding or shifting. In a sudden stop or collision, unsecured cargo could cause personal injury.● Do not place cargo higher than the seatbacks. In a sudden stop or collision, unsecured cargo could cause personal injury.3-18 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 105. 4 Heater, air conditioner and audiosystemsVentilators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2 Audio operation precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-11Heater and air conditioner (manual). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2 FM-AM radio with compact disc (CD) player Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3 (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-12 Heater operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4 FM-AM radio with compact disc (CD) Air conditioner operation (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . 4-5 changer (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-16 Air flow charts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6 CD care and cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-27Servicing air conditioner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-9 Steering wheel switch for audio controlAudio system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-10 (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-28 Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-10 Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-28 FM radio reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-10 Car phone or CB radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-29 AM radio reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-10 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 106. VENTILATORS HEATER AND AIR CONDITIONER (manual) WARNING ● The air conditioner cooling function op- erates only when the engine is running. ● Do not leave children, impaired adults, or pets alone in your vehicle. They could accidentally injure themselves or oth- ers through inadvertent operation of the vehicle. Also, on hot, sunny days, temperatures in a closed vehicle could quickly become high enough to cause severe or possibly fatal injuries to people or animals. WHA0223 ● Do not use the recirculation mode for long periods as it may cause the interiorAdjust air flow direction for the driver’s side, air to become stale and the windows tocenter, and passenger side ventilators by moving fog up.the ventilator slide and/or ventilator assemblies. ● Positioning of the heater and/or air conditioner controls should not be done while driving so full attention may be given to vehicle operation.4-2 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 107. Air flow control dial Air recirculation button (if so The air flow control dial allows you to select the equipped) air flow outlets. NOTE: — Air flows from center and side ventilators. The air recirculation feature is available — Air flows from center and side only on those vehicles equipped with air conditioning. ventilators and foot outlets. — Air flows mainly from foot outlets. ON position (Indicator light on): — Air flows from defroster outlets Interior air is recirculated inside the vehicle. and foot outlets. Push the button to the on position when: — Air flows mainly from defroster outlets. ● driving on a dusty road. WHA0235 ● to prevent traffic fumes from entering the pas- The air flow control dial also has intermediate1. Fan control dial positions which allow the air flow to be distrib- senger compartment.2. Temperature control dial uted between 2 of the icon positions on the air ● for maximum cooling when using the air con-3. Rear window defroster switch (if so flow control dial. ditioner. equipped) Temperature control dial OFF position (Indicator light off):4. Air flow control dial5. Air conditioner button (if so equipped) The temperature control dial allows you to adjust Outside air is drawn into the passenger compart- the temperature of the outlet air. ment and distributed through the selected outlet.6. Air recirculation button (if so equipped)CONTROLS Use the off position for normal heater or air con- ditioner operation.Fan control dial Air conditioner button (if soThe fan control dial turns the fan on and off, and equipped)controls fan speed. The button is provided only on vehicles equipped with an air conditioner. Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-3 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 108. Start the engine, turn the fan control dial to the 4. Turn the temperature control dial to the de- ● To quickly remove ice or fog from the windows,desired (1 - 4) position and push the sired position between the middle and the turn the fan control dial to 4 and the tempera-button to turn on the air conditioner. The indicator hot position. ture control lever to the full HOT position.light comes on when the air conditioner is oper-ating. To turn off the air conditioner, push Ventilation ● When the position is selected, the air conditioner automatically turns on (however,the button again. This mode directs outside air to the side and the indicator light will not illuminate) if theThe air conditioner cooling function oper- center ventilators. outside temperature is more than 36 - 37°F (2ates only when the engine is running. 1. Push the button (if so equipped) to - 3°C). The air conditioning system will con- the off position. tinue to operate until the fan control dial isRear window defroster switch (if so turned to OFF or the vehicle is shut off, even ifequipped) 2. Turn the air flow control dial to the the air flow control dial is turned to a position position. other than the position. This dehumidi-For more information about the rear window de- 3. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi- fies the air which helps defog the windshield.froster switch, see “Rear window defroster tion. The mode automatically turns off, allow-switch” in the “Instruments and controls” section ing outside air to be drawn into the passengerof this manual. 4. Turn the temperature control dial to the de- compartment to further improve the defoggingHEATER OPERATION sired position. performance.Heating Defrosting or defogging Bi-level heating This mode directs the air to the defrost outlets to This mode directs cooler air from the side andThis mode is used to direct heated air to the foot defrost/defog the windows. center vents and warmer air from the floor outlets.outlets. Some air also flows from the defrost When the temperature control dial is moved tooutlets. 1. Turn the air flow control dial to the the full hot or full cool position, the air between 1. Push the button (if so equipped) to position. the vents and the floor outlets is the same tem- the off position for normal heating. 2. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi- perature. 2. Turn the air flow control dial to the tion. 1. Push the button (if so equipped) to position. 3. Turn the temperature control dial to the de- the off position. 3. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi- sired position between the middle and the 2. Turn the air flow control dial to the tion. hot position. position.4-4 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 109. 3. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi- ger compartment to further improve the defog- 4. Push the button. The indicator light tion. ging performance. comes on. 4. Turn the temperature control dial to the de- Operating tips 5. Turn the temperature control dial to the de- sired position. sired position. Clear snow and ice from the wiper bladesHeating and defogging and air inlet in front of the windshield. This ● For quick cooling when the outside tempera- improves heater operation. ture is high, push the button to the onThis mode heats the interior and defogs the wind- position (indicator light on). Be sure to returnshield. AIR CONDITIONER OPERATION (if the to the off position for normal cool- 1. Turn the air flow control dial to the so equipped) ing. position. Start the engine, turn the fan control dial to the Dehumidified heating desired (1 - 4) position, and push in the 2. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi- button to activate the air conditioner. When the This mode is used to heat and dehumidify the air. tion. air conditioner is on, cooling and dehumidifying 1. Push the button to the off position. 3. Turn the temperature control dial to the de- functions are added to the heater operation. 2. Turn the air flow control dial to the sired position between the middle and the The air conditioner cooling function oper- position. hot position. ates only when the engine is running. 3. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi-● When the position is selected, the air Cooling tion. conditioner automatically turns on (however, the indicator light will not illuminate) if the This mode is used to cool and dehumidify the air. 4. Push the button. The indicator light outside temperature is more than 36 - 37°F (2 comes on. 1. Push the button to the off position. - 3°C). The air conditioning system will con- 5. Turn the temperature control dial to the de- tinue to operate until the fan control dial is 2. Turn the air flow control dial to the sired position. turned to OFF or the vehicle is shut off, even if position. the air flow control dial is turned to a position 3. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi- other than the position. This dehumidi- tion. fies the air which helps defog the windshield. The mode automatically turns off, al- lowing outside air to be drawn into the passen- Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-5 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 110. Dehumidified defogging 4. Turn the temperature control dial to the de- AIR FLOW CHARTS sired position.This mode is used to defog the windows and The following charts show the button and dialdehumidify the air. Operating tips positions for MAXIMUM AND QUICK heating, cooling or defrosting. The air recirculation 1. Turn the air flow control dial to the ● Keep the windows closed while the air condi- button should always be in the OFF posi- position. tioner is in operation. tion for heating and defrosting. 2. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi- ● After parking in the sun, drive for 2 or 3 min- tion. utes with the windows open to vent hot air from the passenger compartment. Then, close 3. Push the button. The indicator light the windows. This allows the air conditioner to comes on. cool the interior more quickly.When the , or positions in between ● The air conditioning system should beare selected, the air conditioner automatically operated for approximately 10 minutesturns on (however, the indicator light will not at least once a month. This helps preventilluminate) if the outside temperature is more than damage to the system due to lack of36 - 37°F (2 - 3°C). The air conditioning system lubrication.will continue to operate until the fan control dial isturned to OFF or the vehicle is shut off, even if the ● If the engine coolant temperature gaugeair flow control dial is turned to a position other indicates engine coolant temperaturethan the position. This dehumidifies the air over the normal range, turn the air con-which helps defog the windshield. The ditioner off. See “If your vehicle over-mode automatically turns off, allowing outside air heats” in the “In case of emergency”to be drawn into the passenger compartment to section of this manual.further improve the defogging performance.4-6 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 111. WHA0236 WHA0237 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-7 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
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  • 113. SERVICING AIR CONDITIONER The air conditioner system in your NISSAN ve- hicle is charged with a refrigerant designed with the environment in mind. This refrigerant does not harm the earth’s ozone layer. Special charging equipment and lubricant is re- quired when servicing your NISSAN air condi- tioner. Using improper refrigerants or lubricants will cause severe damage to your air conditioner system. See “Air conditioner system refrigerant and lubricant recommendations” in the “Techni- cal and consumer information” section of this manual. A NISSAN dealer is able to service your “environ- mentally friendly” air conditioning system. WARNING The air conditioner system contains re- frigerant under high pressure. To avoid personal injury, any air conditioner ser- vice should be done only by an experi- enced technician with proper equipment.WHA0240 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-9 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 114. AUDIO SYSTEMRADIO Reception conditions will constantly change be- Multipath reception: Because of the reflective cause of vehicle movement. Buildings, terrain, characteristics of FM signals, direct and reflectedTurn the ignition key to the ACC or ON position signal distance and interference from other ve- signals reach the receiver at the same time. Theand press the power on switch to turn the radio hicles can work against ideal reception. De- signals may cancel each other, resulting in mo-on. If you listen to the radio with the engine not scribed below are some of the factors that can mentary flutter or loss of sound.running, the key should be turned to the ACC affect your radio reception.position. AM RADIO RECEPTION FM RADIO RECEPTION AM signals, because of their low frequency, canRadio reception is affected by station signalstrength, distance from radio transmitter, build- Range: FM range is normally limited to 25 - 30 bend around objects and skip along the ground.ings, bridges, mountains and other external influ- miles (40 - 48 km), with monaural (single chan- In addition, the signals can be bounced off the ionosphere and bent back to earth. Because ofences. Intermittent changes in reception quality nel) FM having slightly more range than stereo these characteristics, AM signals are also sub-normally are caused by these external influences. FM. External influences may sometimes interfere ject to interference as they travel from transmitter with FM station reception even if the FM station is to receiver.Using a cellular phone in or near the ve- within 25 miles (40 km). The strength of the FMhicle may influence radio reception quality. Fading: Occurs while the vehicle is passing signal is directly related to the distance betweenRadio reception the transmitter and receiver. FM signals follow a through freeway underpasses or in areas with line-of-sight path, exhibiting many of the same many tall buildings. It can also occur for severalYour NISSAN radio system is equipped with characteristics as light. For example they will seconds during ionospheric turbulence even instate-of-the-art electronic circuits to enhance ra- reflect off objects. areas where no obstacles exist.dio reception. These circuits are designed to Static: Caused by thunderstorms, electricalextend reception range, and to enhance the qual- Fade and drift: As your vehicle moves away from power lines, electric signs and even traffic lights.ity of that reception. a station transmitter, the signals will tend to fade and/or drift.However there are some general characteristicsof both FM and AM radio signals that can affect Static and flutter: During signal interference fromradio reception quality in a moving vehicle, even buildings, large hills or due to antenna positionwhen the finest equipment is used. These char- (usually in conjunction with increased distanceacteristics are completely normal in a given re- from the station transmitter) static or flutter canception area, and do not indicate any malfunction be heard. This can be reduced by adjusting thein your NISSAN radio system. treble control to reduce treble response.4-10 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 115. disc DIGITAL AUDIO” logo on the disc or ● Do not use the following CDs as they packaging. may cause the CD player to malfunction: ● During cold weather or rainy days, the ● 3.1 in (8 cm) discs with an adapter player may malfunction due to the hu- ● CDs that are not round midity. If this occurs, remove the CD and dehumidify or ventilate the player com- ● CDs with a paper label pletely. ● CDs that are warped, scratched, or ● The player may skip while driving on have abnormal edges rough roads. ● The CD player sometimes cannot func- tion when the compartment temperature is extremely high. Decrease the tempera- ture before use. ● Do not expose the CD to direct sunlight. ● CDs that are of poor quality, dirty, scratched, covered with fingerprints, or that have pin holes may not work prop- erly. ● The following CDs may not work prop- erly: LHA0099 ● Copy control compact discs (CCCD)AUDIO OPERATION PRECAUTIONS ● Recordable compact discs (CD-R)Compact disc (CD) player ● Rewritable compact discs (CD-RW)● Only use high quality 4.7 inches (12 cm) round discs that have the “COMPACT Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-11 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 116. 1. PRESET ABC button 2. Display 3. CD button 4. CD eject button 5. CD insert slot 6. MENU button 7. AUDIO button 8. Station select buttons 9. SEEK/TRACK button 10. PWR/VOL control knob 11. BAND select button FM-AM RADIO WITH COMPACT DISC (CD) PLAYER (if so equipped) PWR/VOL control knob Turn the ignition key to the ACC or ON position, then push the PWR/VOL control knob. If you listen to the radio with the engine not running, turn the key to the ACC position. The mode (radio or CD) that was playing immediately before the system was turned off resumes playing. When no CD is loaded, the radio comes on. Pushing the PWR/VOL control knob again turns the system off. Turn the PWR/VOL control knob to the right to increase volume or to the left to decrease volume. LHA01174-12 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 117. for BAL (balance). Once the audio level is set the FM-AM radio operation display will return back to radio or CD display mode after 7 seconds or the AUDIO button can FM-AM band select be pressed again within 7 seconds to set the next Push the button to change from AM to FM audio level. Pressing the AUDIO button a fifth reception. time will return the display back to radio or CD display mode. The FM stereo indicator, ST, illuminates during FM stereo reception. When the stereo broadcast Fader adjusts the sound level between the front signal is weak, the radio automatically changes and rear speakers, balance adjusts the sound from stereo to monaural reception. level between the right and left speakers. SEEK/manual/SCAN Clock set tuning 1. Press and hold the MENU button until it When the button is pushed while the radio beeps (longer than 2 seconds). is playing, tuning mode is cycled between: 2. The hours will start flashing. Press SEEK tuning → manual tuning → SCAN mode SEEK/TRACK ( or ) to adjust the hours. “TUNE” and “SCAN” are shown in the display for each mode. No icon is displayed for SEEK mode. 3. Press the MENU button until the radio beeps to switch to the minute adjustment. WARNING 4. The minutes will start flashing. Press The radio should not be tuned while driv- LHA0118 SEEK/TRACK ( or ) to adjust the min- ing so full attention may be given to ve-Adjusting tone quality and speaker balance utes. hicle operation.To adjust the audio levels for bass, treble, fader, 5. Press the MENU button again to exit the SEEK tuningand balance, push the AUDIO button and adjust clock set mode. Push the SEEK/TRACK tuning button (the level with the SEEK/TRACK button. Press the The display will return to the regular clock display or ) for less than 1.5 seconds. SEEK tuningAUDIO button once for BAS (bass), twice for after 7 seconds, or you may press the MENU begins from low to high frequencies or high toTRE (treble), 3 times for FAD (fader) and 4 times button again to return to the regular clock display. low frequencies, depending on which button is Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-13 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 118. pressed, and stops at the next broadcasting sta- Press the PRESET ABC button to change be-tion. If using the button, once the highest tween the presets:broadcasting station is reached, the radio contin- A→B→Cues in the SEEK mode at the lowest broadcastingstation. If using the button, once the lowest The radio displays icon A, B or C to indicatebroadcasting station is reached, the radio contin- which set of presets is active.ues in the SEEK mode at the highest broadcast-ing station. To store a radio station in a preset:Manual tuning 1. Select the desired preset by pressing PRE- SET ABC.Use the and buttons for manualtuning. To move quickly through the channels, 2. Tune to the desired station.hold either of the tuning buttons down. 3. Press the desired station select button forSCAN tuning more than 3 seconds. For example, in the illustrations, ch2 is to be memorized. ThePush and hold the SEEK/TRACK tuning button radio mutes when the select button is( or ) for more than 1.5 seconds. pushed.SCAN illuminates in the display window, and the 4. When the indicator illuminates in the displayradio station blinks. SCAN tuning begins from and the sound resumes, memorizing is com-low to high frequencies or high to low frequen- plete.cies, depending on which button is pressed.SCAN tuning stops at each broadcasting station 5. Other station select buttons can be set infor 5 seconds. When scanning, SCAN is solid the same manner. LHA0119and the radio station blinks. When temporarily If the battery cable is disconnected, or if the radiostopped on a station, SCAN blinks and the sta- Station memory operations fuse opens, the radio memory is canceled. In thattion display is solid. Pushing the button again case, reset the desired stations. Each preset mode (A, B or C) has 6 presets,during this 5 second period stops SCAN tuning capable of storing any combination of AM and FMand the radio remains tuned to that station.0 stations.4-14 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 119. Compact disc (CD) player operation (When the last selection on the compact disc is Blank (no symbol): All selections are played skipped, the first selection is played.) repeatedly in sequence.Turn the ignition key to the ACC or ON position,and carefully insert the compact disc into the slot When the button is pushed and released, the When a new compact disc is inserted, thewith the label side up. The compact disc is auto- selection being played returns to the beginning. play pattern automatically changes to ALL.matically pulled into the slot and starts to play. Push the button several times to skip back CD EJECT button several selections. Each time the button isIf the radio is already operating, it automatically pushed, the CD moves back 1 selection. When the button is pushed with a com-turns off and the compact disc begins to play. pact disc loaded, the compact disc ejects. If the play pattern is in MIX mode when the or button is pushed the next selection will be When the button is pushed while the com- CAUTION pact disc is playing, the compact disc ejects and chosen at random.Do not force a compact disc into the CD the system turns off.insert slot. This could damage the CD FF (Fast Forward)/REV (Reverse) If the compact disc ejects and is not re-and/or CD changer/player. When the or button is pushed and held moved within 10 seconds, it is pulled back while the compact disc is playing, the compact into the slot. CD button disc plays at an increased speed while fast for-When the CD button is pushed with a compact warding or rewinding. When the button is re- DISC indicator lightdisc loaded and the radio playing, the radio turns leased, the compact disc returns to normal play This light comes on when a compact discoff and the compact disc starts to play. speed. is loaded into the player. Track up/down, FF/REV MENU (rewind) buttons When the button is pushed while the com-Track up/down pact disc is playing, the play pattern changes as follows:When the button is pushed and released RPT: The current selection is repeated.while the compact disc is playing, the selectionfollowing the present one starts to play from the MIX: Selections are played at random, not fol-beginning. Push the button several times to lowing the sequence on the compact disc. Theskip several selections. Each time the button is same program may be repeated twice. If thepushed, the CD advances 1 additional selection. button is pushed in the MIX mode, selections willThe number appears in the display window. be chosen at random. Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-15 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 120. 1. Disc loading button 2. SEEK/TRACK button 3. CD select button 4. Band select buttons 5. CD insert slot 6. CD eject button 7. Radio manual tuning buttons 8. RPT MIX/PTY button 9. CLOCK button 10. AUDIO button 11. TRAVEL PRESET button 12. Station select buttons 13. RDS button 14. SCAN button 15. PRESET SCAN button 16. ON·OFF/VOL control knob 17. PRESET ABC button FM-AM RADIO WITH COMPACT DISC (CD) CHANGER (if so equipped) PWR/VOL control knob Turn the ignition key to the ACC or ON position, then push the PWR/VOL control knob. If you listen to the radio with the engine not running, turn the key to the ACC position. The mode (radio or CD) that was playing immediately before the WHA0134 system was turned off resumes playing.4-16 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 121. When no CD is loaded, the radio comes on.Pushing the PWR/VOL control knob again turnsthe system off.Turn the PWR/VOL control knob to the right toincrease volume or to the left to decrease volume. WHA0065 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-17 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 122. Adjusting tone quality and speaker balance 5. Press the CLOCK button again to exit the SEEK tuning clock set mode.Press the AUDIO button to enter the audio adjust Push SEEK/TRACK tuning button ( or ).mode: The display will return to the regular clock display SEEK tuning begins from low to high frequencies after 7 seconds, or you may press the CLOCK or high to low frequencies, depending on whichBass→Mid→Treb→Fade→Bal button again to return to the regular clock display. button is pressed, and stops at the next broad-Press the TUNE/FF-REV ( or ) or casting station. If using the up button, once theSEEK/TRACK ( or ) to adjust to the de- FM-AM radio operation highest broadcasting station is reached, the ra-sired levels. The display will return to the regular FM-AM band select dio continues in the SEEK mode at the lowestradio display after 7 seconds, or you may press broadcasting station. If using the down button,the AUDIO button again to return to the regular Push the AM or the FM button to change from AM once the lowest broadcasting station is reached,radio display. to FM reception. the radio continues in the SEEK mode at theClock operation The FM stereo indicator, ST, illuminates during highest broadcasting station. FM stereo reception. When the stereo broadcastPressing the CLOCK button displays the clock SCAN tuning signal is weak, the radio automatically changeswith the radio on or off. Press the CLOCK button from stereo to monaural reception. Push the SCAN button. SCAN illuminates in theagain to turn off the clock display. display window. SCAN tuning begins from low to TUNE/FF—REVClock set high frequencies or high to low frequencies. SCAN tuning stops for 5 seconds at each broad- 1. Press and hold the CLOCK button until it casting station that has sufficient signal strength. beeps (>2 seconds). WARNING When scanning, SCAN blinks in the display. The radio should not be tuned while driv- Pushing the SCAN button again during this 5 2. The hours will start flashing. Press ing so full attention may be given to ve- second period stops SCAN tuning and the radio TUNE/FF-REV ( or ) or hicle operation. remains tuned to that station. SEEK/TRACK ( or ) to adjust the hours. Use the and buttons for manual 3. Press the CLOCK button to switch to the tuning. To move quickly through the channels, minute adjustment. hold the tuning buttons down. 4. Press TUNE/FF-REV ( or ) or SEEK/TRACK ( or ) to adjust the min- utes.4-18 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 123. 3. When the indicator illuminates in the station selection button, a beep will sound indicat- ing memorization is complete. For FM sta- tions, the indicator will turn green. For AM stations, the indicator will turn amber. 4. Other station select buttons can be set in the same manner. If the battery cable is disconnected, or if the radio fuse opens, the radio memory is canceled. In that case, reset the desired stations. LHA0081Station memory operation — Travel Presetis OFFEach preset mode (A, B or C) has 6 presets,capable of storing any combination of AM, FMand FM RDS stations.Press the PRESET ABC button to change be-tween the presets: WHA0064A→B→C To store a radio station in a preset:The radio displays icon A, B or C to indicate 1. Tune to the desired station.which set of presets is active. 2. Press the desired station select button (>2 seconds). For example, in the illustrations ch3 is to be memorized. Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-19 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 124. 4. If the radio cannot find any stations, the radio displays “NO STATION” and mutes the au- dio. 5. If the radio cannot fill all the presets, the remaining presets are stored with 87.9 for FM and 600 for AM. The TUNE, SCAN, SEEK and preset memory functions are available while Travel Preset mode is on. Canceling travel preset Press the TRAVEL PRESET button (<1.5 sec- onds) to clear the Travel Preset memory. This LHA0082 turns off the green indicator. The radio returns toTurning ON travel preset the last used preset of A, B or C in the permanent preset memory. 1. Press the TRAVEL PRESET button (<1.5 seconds). The green TRAVEL PRESET but- ton indicator turns on. 2. The radio selects the strongest stations in the area and stores them in Travel Presets A, B and C. 12 FM stations and 6 AM stations are the default settings. To change the de- fault settings, see “Editing Travel Preset” later in this section. 3. When finished storing radio stations, the radio tunes to the first stored preset of Travel Preset A. LHA00844-20 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 125. Editing travel preset 2. The presets are transferred from Travel Pre- set memory to the permanent preset 1. Press and hold the TRAVEL PRESET button memory for A, B, and C. “PRESETS (>3 seconds) until the radio beeps to start LOADED” is displayed. the editing mode. The green Travel Preset indicator will flash while in TRAVEL PRESET 3. The TRAVEL PRESET indicator turns off. EDIT mode. 2. The radio displays “TRAVEL EDIT” for 2 seconds and then changes to “SET A-*” . 3. Press TUNE/FF-REV ( or ) to select a mode. 4. Press the TRAVEL PRESET button to save the mode. LHA0085 5. Display is changed to “SET B-*” , repeat steps 3 and 4. Preset scan 6. Display is changed to “SET C-*” , repeat Pressing the PRESET SCAN button (<1.5 sec- step 3. onds) scans the permanent preset memory that is selected (A, B or C) from 1–6 for 5 seconds. If 7. Press the TRAVEL PRESET button to exit the Travel Preset is ON, the travel preset that is the edit mode and return to normal mode. selected (A, B or C) from 1–6 is scanned for 5*: AM, FM, FM RDS, Rock, Classic Rock, Soft seconds.Rock, Top 40, Country, Jazz, Classical, Oldies,News, Sports, Talk.Storing Travel Preset stations in permanentmemory 1. While in Travel Preset mode, press and hold the TRAVEL PRESET button until it beeps (>3 seconds). Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-21 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 126. stations on the FM band (not AM band) encoded The display changes to “SHOW” for the second within a regular radio broadcast. Currently, most part of the RDS mode selection. Press TUNE/FF- RDS stations are in large cities, but many stations REV ( or ) to switch between the are now considering broadcasting RDS data. following RDS display modes: RDS can display: ● “FM & RDS”: the radio display will show the station’s broadcast frequency and the sta- ● Station call sign, such as “WHFR 98.3”. tion’s name. ● Station name, such as “The Groove”. ● “RDS ONLY”: the radio display will show the ● Music or programming type, such as “Classi- station’s name only. cal”, “Country”, or “Rock”. ● “RDS TEMP”: the radio display will show the ● Traffic reports about delays or construction. station’s name for 5 seconds and then display only the radio station’s broadcast frequency. If the station broadcasts RDS information the LHA0086 RDS icon is displayed. The RDS information will PTY (program type)All preset scan be displayed according to the option chosen in PTY can be used to search for a certain program the RDS setup mode. (FM & RDS is the default.) type. Certain areas have a limited number ofPressing the PRESET SCAN button (>1.5 sec- Press the RDS button again to display the fre- stations that transmit RDS. Many stations trans-onds) scans all the permanent preset memory quency for 3 seconds. The radio will then return mit call letters and frequencies only. Searching orbanks (A, B or C) from 1–6 for 5 seconds. If the to the normal display. If the station does not scanning by program type may yield a limitedTravel Preset is ON, all the travel preset memory broadcast RDS information, the RDS icon will not number of selections.banks (A, B or C) from 1–6 are scanned for 5 be displayed. 1. Press the PTY button. The display changesseconds. Setting RDS mode from “RDS PTY SEARCH” to “SELECTCanceling preset scan mode BY TUNE” . Press and RDS button (>3 seconds) until thePressing any button except CLOCK, EJECT and 2. Press TUNE/FF-REV ( or ) display shows “RDS SET MODE” . This displayPTY cancels the Preset Scan mode. up/down button to choose a specific pro- will last 2 seconds and then change to gram type:RDS (radio data system) “TRAFFIC-OFF” . Press TUNE/FF-REV ( or ) to toggle the RDS traffic mode from ROCK, CLASSIC ROCK, SOFT ROCK,RDS stands for Radio Data System, and is a data “OFF” to “ON”. Press the RDS button again to TOP 40, COUNTRY, JAZZ, CLASSICAL,information service transmitted by some radio set your RDS traffic mode selection. OLDIES, NEWS, SPORTS, TALK, ANY4-22 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 127. 3. Press the SEEK or SCAN button to search 4. The CD will play after the disc is set to a play for the next station with the selected PTY. position. The SCAN icon flashes when the SCAN button is pressed. The radio continues to 5. The indicator changes from blinking green seek or scan until a radio station is found to solid green and the display changes to matching the selected PTY show the Disc number icon, Disc number, Track number and Elapsed time. 4. Press the PTY button again to cancel the PTY SEEK mode. All disc loadingCompact disc (CD) player operation 1. Press and hold the LOAD button until the radio beeps (>1.5 seconds).Turn the ignition key to the ACC or ON position. 2. The green indicator on the lowest available CAUTION disc select button will start blinking. (Same as preset memory button.) The display● Do not force a compact disc into the CD LHA0075 shows “Please Wait”. insert slot. This could damage the CD CD loading and/or CD changer/player. 3. The display changes to “Insert Disc” for a Press the LOAD button to start CD loading maximum of 15 seconds.● Trying to load a CD with the CD door mode. closed could damage the CD and/or CD 4. During the 15 second interval, insert the changer. The following sequence will occur: disc. The display changes to “Loading 1. The green indicator on the lowest available Disc”. CD button disc select button will start blinking. (Same 5. The indicator changes from blinking greenWhen the CD button is pressed with a compact as preset memory button.) The display to solid green.disc loaded and the radio playing, the radio turns shows “Please Wait” .off and the last used compact disc starts to play. 6. The disc number icon is turned on. 2. The display changes to “Insert Disc” for a maximum of 15 seconds. 3. During the 15 second interval, insert the disc. The display changes to “Loading Disc” . Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-23 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 128. 7. Repeat steps 2–5 until all discs are loaded, 4. The indicator changes from blinking green then the last loaded disc will begin to play. to solid green and the display shows the The display shows the Disc number, Track Disc number, Track number and Elapsed number and Elapsed Time. Time.Selected disc loading FF (fast forward) REW (rewind) buttons 1. Press a disc select button whose indicator is off. The display shows “Please Wait”. When the TUNE/FF-REV ( or ) but- ton is pressed while the compact disc is playing, 2. The green indicator starts blinking and the the compact disc plays at an increased speed display shows “Insert Disc” for 15 sec- while fast forwarding or rewinding. When the onds. button is released, the CD returns to normal play 3. Insert the CD. The display shows “Loading speed. Disc”. SEEK/TRACK buttons LHA0076 4. The CD will play after the disc is set to a play Selected disc play When is pressed while the compact disc is position. playing, the selection following the present one 5. The indicator color changes from blinking 1. Press the disc select button whose disc icon starts to play from the beginning. Press several green to solid green and the display is displayed. times to skip several selections. Each time the shows the Disc icon, Disc number, Track button is pressed, the CD advances 1 additional number and Elapsed Time. 2. The indicator blinks green during the selection. The track number appears in the display change and the display shows “Changing window. (When the last selection on the compactIf a disc is not inserted within 15 seconds or if the Disc” . disc is skipped, the first selection is played.)load button is pressed during load sequence, theentire disc load sequence will be canceled. 3. The CD plays after the disc is set to a play When is pressed, the selection being played position. returns to the beginning. Press several timesDisc play to skip back several selections. Each time thePress the CD button. If a CD is loaded and the button is pressed, the CD moves back 1 selec-radio is playing, the radio turns off and the last tion. If the play pattern is in MIX mode when theloaded disc starts to play. button is pressed the next random selection will be played.4-24 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 129. Mix Press the RPT MIX button (<1.5 seconds) again to start shuffle play of the current disc. The “MIX” icon is turned on and the display shows “Mix Tracks” for 2 seconds. The display then shows the Track number and Elapsed time as normal. All mix Press the RPT MIX button (<1.5 seconds) again to start shuffle play of all discs. The “MIX” icon is turned on, and the display shows “Mix All Tracks” for 2 seconds. The display then shows the Track number and Elapsed time as normal. Also, the indicators of the loaded discs are turned LHA0077 LHA0078 on with amber color. (Green for current disc.) Repeat/Mix CD scan Normal playPress the RPT MIX button to change CD play 1 Disc All Tracks Press the RPT MIX button (<1.5 seconds) againpatterns: Press the SCAN button (<1.5 seconds) to scan to return to normal play mode. The “MIX” icon andRepeat→Mix→All Mix→Normal Play the amber LEDs are turned off. The display all tracks of the current disc for 7 seconds per shows “Normal Play” for 2 seconds. The dis- track. The display shows “Disc Scan” for 2Repeat play then shows the Track number and Elapsed seconds, and then shows the track number andPress the RPT MIX button (<1.5 seconds) once time as normal. elapsed time as normal. The SCAN icon isto repeat the current track. The “1” icon is turned flashed during Scan mode.on, and the display shows “Repeat Track” for 2 The Scan mode is canceled once it scansseconds. The display then shows the Track num- through all tracks on the disc, or if the SCANber and Elapsed time as normal. button is pressed during Scan mode. Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-25 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 130. All Discs, 1 Track Select a discPress and hold the SCAN button (>1.5 seconds) 1. Press the desired disc, then pressto scan the first track of all the loaded discs for 7 the button.seconds per track. The display shows “All Disc 2. The green indicator starts blinking and theScan” for 2 seconds, and then shows the track display shows “Disc Eject” for 2 seconds.number and elapsed time as normal. The SCAN The display then changes to “Ejectingicon is flashed during Scan mode. Disc” .The Scan mode is canceled once it scans 3. The disc ejects. Remove the disc. (If the discthrough all the loaded discs, or if the SCAN is not removed within 15 seconds, the discbutton is pressed during Scan mode. will reload.) 4. The indicator and symbol for the disc are turned off. LHA0079 Eject CD Current disc 1. Press the button. 2. The green indicator starts to blink and the display shows “Disc Eject” for 2 seconds. The display then changes to “Ejecting Disc” . 3. The disc ejects. Remove the disc. (If the disc is not removed within 15 seconds, the disc will reload.) 4. The indicator and symbol for the disc are turned off.4-26 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 131. 2. Lowest used disc number indicator blinks green and display shows “All Disc Eject” for 2 seconds. The display then changes to “Ejecting Disc” . 3. When a disc is removed, the indicator and disc icon will be turned off, and then the next disc will emerge, and so on. 4. The display will be turned off after all discs are ejected and removed. If a disc is not removed within 15 seconds, or if the button is pressed again during the Eject sequence, the entire disc Eject sequence will be canceled. LHA0049 CD CARE AND CLEANING ● Handle a CD by its edges. Do not bend the disc. Never touch the surface of the disc. ● Always place the discs in the storage case when they are not being used. ● To clean a disc, wipe the surface from the center LHA0080 to the outer edge using a clean, soft cloth. Do not wipe the disc using a circular motion.All discs ● Do not use a conventional record cleaner or 1. Press and hold the button until it alcohol intended for industrial use. beeps (>1.5 seconds). ● A new disc may be rough on the inner and outer edges. Remove the rough edges by rub- bing the inner and outer edges with the side of a pen or pencil as illustrated. Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-27 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 132. The last CD that was loaded starts to play when ANTENNA in CD Mode. If there is no CD loaded, the CD changer enters Disc Loading Mode. The antenna cannot be shortened, but can be removed. When you need to remove the antenna, If in Radio presets A, B or C: turn the antenna rod counterclockwise. ● Press or (<1.5 seconds) to ad- To install the antenna rod, turn the antenna clock- vance to the next preset station or to return to wise. Tighten the antenna rod to specification the previous preset station. using a suitable tool such as an open-end ● Hold down or (>1.5 seconds). wrench. The antenna rod tightening specification The radio will seek up or down to the next radio is 3.4 - 3.6 N·m (30 - 32 in-lb). Do not use pliers station. to tighten the antenna as they can leave marks on the antenna surface. The antenna rod cannot be If in CD Mode: hand tightened to the proper specification. ● Press or (<1.5 seconds) to ad- WHA0234 vance to the next selection on the CD or return CAUTION1. SEEK up button to the previous selection on the CD. Always properly tighten the antenna rod2. Mode button ● Hold down or (>1.5 seconds) to during installation or the antenna rod may3. SEEK down button advance to the next CD or return to the previ- break during vehicle operation.4. Volume control button ous CD.STEERING WHEEL SWITCH FOR Volume control is located on the side of the audioAUDIO CONTROL (if so equipped) control switch. Press the top of the volume con- trol to increase volume. Press the bottom of theThe steering wheel switch for audio controls is volume control to decrease volume.mounted on the left side of the steering wheel.Press the MODE button to turn the radio on or, ifthe radio is already on, to switch between theRadio presets (A, B or C) and CD Mode.A→B→C→CD Mode4-28 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 133. CAR PHONE OR CB RADIOWhen installing a CB, ham radio or car phone in ● Keep the antenna wire more than 8 inyour NISSAN, be sure to observe the following (20 cm) away from the Multiport Fuelcautions, otherwise the new equipment may ad- Injection harness. Do not route the an-versely affect the MFI (Multiport Fuel Injection) tenna wire next to any harness.system and other electronic parts. ● Adjust the antenna standing-wave ratio as recommended by the manufacturer. WARNING ● Connect the ground wire from the CB● A cellular telephone should not be used radio chassis to the body. while driving so full attention may be given to vehicle operation. Some juris- ● For details, consult a NISSAN dealer. dictions prohibit the use of cellular tele- phones while driving.● If you must make a call while your ve- hicle is in motion, the hands free cellu- lar phone operational mode (if so equipped) is highly recommended. Ex- ercise extreme caution at all times so full attention may be given to vehicle operation.● If a conversation in a moving vehicle requires you to take notes, pull off the road to a safe location and stop your vehicle before doing so. CAUTION● Keep the antenna as far away as pos- sible from the Engine Control Module (ECM). Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-29 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
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  • 135. 5 Starting and drivingPrecautions when starting and driving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2 Cruise control operations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-19 Exhaust gas (carbon monoxide) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2 Break-in schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-20 Three-way catalyst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2 Increasing fuel economy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-21 Low tire pressure warning system Using four wheel drive (4WD). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-21 (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3 Transfer case shifting procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-21 On-pavement and off-road driving Auto-lock free-running hubs. . . . . . . . . . . . 5-22 precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4 Parking/parking on hills. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-25 Avoiding collision and rollover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4 Power steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-26 Drinking alcohol/drugs and driving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5 Brake system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-26 Driving safety precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5 Brake precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-26Ignition switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7 Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-27 Automatic transmission. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7 Vehicle dynamic control (VDC) system Manual transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-8 (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-28 Key positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-8 Cold weather driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-30Before starting the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9 Freeing a frozen door lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-30Starting the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9 Anti-freeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-30Driving the vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-10 Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-30 Automatic transmission (if so equipped). . . . . . . . . . 5-10 Draining of coolant water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-30 Manual transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-16 Tire equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-30Parking brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-18 Special winter equipment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-31Cruise control (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-19 Driving on snow or ice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-31 Precautions on cruise control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-19 Engine block heater (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-31 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 136. PRECAUTIONS WHEN STARTINGAND DRIVING WARNING ● If you suspect that exhaust fumes are c. You notice a change in the sound of entering the vehicle, drive with all win- the exhaust system.● Do not leave children, impaired adults, dows fully open, and have the vehicle or pets alone in your vehicle. They could d. You have had an accident involving inspected immediately. accidentally injure themselves or oth- damage to the exhaust system, un- ers through inadvertent operation of ● Do not run the engine in closed spaces derbody, or rear of the vehicle. the vehicle. Also, on hot, sunny days, such as a garage. temperatures in a closed vehicle could THREE-WAY CATALYST ● Do not park the vehicle with the engine quickly become high enough to cause running for any extended length of time. The three-way catalyst is an emission control severe or possibly fatal injuries to ● If a special body, camper, or other device installed in the exhaust system. Exhaust people or animals. equipment is added for recreational or gases in the three-way catalyst are burned at● Properly secure all cargo with ropes or other usage, follow the manufacturer’s high temperatures to help reduce pollutants. straps to help prevent it from sliding or recommendation to prevent carbon shifting. Do not place cargo higher than monoxide entry into the vehicle. Do not WARNING the seatbacks. In a sudden stop or col- occupy these areas while the engine is lision, unsecured cargo could cause ● The exhaust gas and the exhaust sys- running even if the vehicle is parked. tem are very hot. Keep people, animals personal injury. Some recreational vehicle appliances or flammable materials away from theEXHAUST GAS (carbon monoxide) such as stoves, refrigerators, heaters, exhaust system components. etc. may also generate carbon monoxide. ● Do not stop or park the vehicle over WARNING flammable materials such as dry grass,● Do not breathe exhaust gases; they ● The exhaust system and body should be waste paper or rags. They may ignite contain colorless and odorless carbon inspected by a qualified mechanic and cause a fire. monoxide. Carbon monoxide is danger- whenever: ous. It can cause unconsciousness or a. The vehicle is raised for service. CAUTION death. b. You suspect that exhaust fumes are ● Do not use leaded gasoline. Deposits entering into the passenger from leaded gasoline will seriously re- compartment. duce the three-way catalyst’s ability to help reduce exhaust pollutants.5-2 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 137. ● Keep your engine tuned up. Malfunc- Frequently check the tire pressure and adjust WARNING tions in the ignition, fuel injection, or pressure of each tire properly. electrical systems can cause overrich ● If the low tire pressure warning light Flat tire warning comes on while driving, avoid sudden fuel flow into the three-way catalyst, causing it to overheat. Do not keep driv- steering maneuvers or abrupt braking, If the vehicle is being driven with very low tire ing if the engine misfires, or if notice- reduce vehicle speed, pull off the road pressure (lower than 27 psi, 190 kPa), the low able loss of performance or other un- to a safe location and stop the vehicle tire pressure warning light comes on and the as soon as possible. Serious vehicle usual operating conditions are chime sounds for about 10 seconds. detected. Have the vehicle inspected damage could occur and may lead to an promptly by a NISSAN dealer. For additional information regarding the above accident and could result in serious warning, see “Warning/indicator lights and au- personal injury. Check the tire pressure● Avoid driving with an extremely low fuel dible reminders” in the “Instruments and con- for all four tires and adjust the pressure level. Running out of fuel could cause to the COLD tire pressure shown on the trols” section. the engine to misfire, damaging the tire placard. If you have a flat tire, re- three-way catalyst. place it with a spare tire as soon as● Do not race the engine while warming it possible. (See “Flat tire” in the “In case up. of emergency” section for changing a flat tire.)● Do not push or tow your vehicle to start the engine. ● When a spare tire is mounted or a wheel is replaced, tire pressure will not beLOW TIRE PRESSURE WARNING indicated and the low tire pressure warning system will not function. Con-SYSTEM (if so equipped) tact your NISSAN dealer as soon asThe low tire pressure warning system monitors possible for tire replacement and/ortire pressure of all tires (except the spare tire). system resetting.The low tire pressure warning system will activate ● Do not inject any tire liquid or aerosolonly when the vehicle is driven at speeds above tire sealant into the tires, as this may20 MPH (32 km/h). Also, this system may not cause a malfunction of the tire pressure sensors.detect a sudden drop in tire pressure (for ex-ample a flat tire while driving). Starting and driving 5-3 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 138. CAUTION ON-PAVEMENT AND OFF-ROAD AVOIDING COLLISION AND DRIVING PRECAUTIONS ROLLOVERDo not place metalized film or any metalparts (antenna, etc.) on the windows. This Utility vehicles have a significantly highermay cause poor reception of the signals WARNING rollover rate than other types of vehicles.from the tire pressure sensors, and the Failure to operate this vehicle in a safelow tire pressure warning system will not They have higher ground clearance than passen- and prudent manner may result in loss offunction properly. ger cars to make them capable of performing in a control or an accident. variety of on-pavement and off-road applications.FCC Notice: This gives them a higher center of gravity than Be alert and drive defensively at all times. Obey ordinary cars. An advantage of higher ground all traffic regulations. Avoid excessive speed,Changes or modifications not expressly ap- clearance is a better view of the road, allowing high speed cornering, or sudden steering ma-proved by the manufacturer compliance you to anticipate problems. However, they are not neuvers, because these driving practices couldcould void the user’s authority to operate designed for cornering at the same speeds as cause you to lose control of your vehicle. As withthe environment. any vehicle, loss of control could result in a conventional two-wheel drive vehicles any moreThis device complies with Part 15 of the collision with other vehicles or objects, or than low-slung sports cars are designed to per-FCC Rules and RSS-210 of Industry cause the vehicle to roll over, particularly ifCanada. form satisfactorily under off-road conditions. If at the loss of control causes the vehicle to all possible, avoid sharp turns at high speeds. As slide sideways. Be attentive at all times, andOperation is subject to the following two with other vehicles of this type, failure to operate avoid driving when tired. Never drive when underconditions: (1) This device may not cause this vehicle correctly may result in loss of control the influence of alcohol or drugs (including pre-harmful interface, and (2) this device must or vehicle rollover. scription or over-the-counter drugs which mayaccept any interference received, including Be sure to read the driving safety precautions cause drowsiness). Always wear your seat beltinterference that may cause undesired op- later in this section. as outlined in the “Seats, restraints and supple-eration of the device. mental air bag systems” section of this manual, and also instruct your passengers to do so. Seat belts help reduce the risk of injury in colli- sions and rollovers. In a rollover crash, an unbelted person is significantly more likely to die than a person wearing a seat belt.5-4 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 139. DRINKING ALCOHOL/DRUGS AND DRIVING SAFETY PRECAUTIONS ● Many hills are too steep for any vehicle.DRIVING Your NISSAN is designed for both normal and If you drive up them, you may stall. If you drive down them, you may not be off-road use. However, avoid driving in deep wa- WARNING able to control your speed. If you drive ter or mud as your NISSAN is mainly designed for across them, you may roll over.Never drive under the influence of alcohol leisure use, unlike a conventional off-road ve-or drugs. Alcohol in the bloodstream re- hicle. ● Do not shift gears while driving onduces coordination, delays reaction time downhill grades as this could causeand impairs judgement. Driving after Remember that two-wheel drive models are less loss of control of the vehicle.drinking alcohol increases the likelihood capable than four-wheel drive models for rough road driving and extrication when stuck in deep ● Stay alert when driving to the top of aof being involved in an accident injuring hill. At the top there could be a drop-offyourself and others. Additionally, if you snow or mud, or the like. or other hazard that could cause anare injured in an accident, alcohol can Please observe the following precautions: accident.increase the severity of the injury. ● If your engine stalls or you cannot makeNISSAN is committed to safe driving. However, WARNING it to the top of a steep hill, never at-you must choose not to drive under the influence ● Drive carefully when off the road and tempt to turn around. Your vehicleof alcohol. Every year thousands of people are avoid dangerous areas. Every person could tip or roll over. Always backinjured or killed in alcohol-related accidents. Al- who drives or rides in this vehicle straight down in R (Reverse) gear. Neverthough the local laws vary on what is considered should be seated with their seat belt back down in N (Neutral) or with theto be legally intoxicated, the fact is that alcohol fastened. This will keep you and your clutch depressed (manual transmissionaffects all people differently and most people passengers in position when driving vehicles), using only the brake, as thisunderestimate the effects of alcohol. over rough terrain. could cause loss of control.Remember, drinking and driving don’t mix! And ● Do not drive across steep slopes. In- ● Heavy braking going down a hill couldthat is true for drugs, too (over-the-counter, pre- stead drive either straight up or straight cause your brakes to overheat and fade,scription, and illegal drugs). Don’t drive if your down the slopes. Off-road vehicles can resulting in loss of control and an acci-ability to operate your vehicle is impaired by alco- tip over sideways much more easily dent. Apply brakes lightly and use a lowhol, drugs, or some other physical condition. than they can forward or backward. gear to control your speed. Starting and driving 5-5 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 140. ● Unsecured cargo can be thrown around ● Lower your speed when encountering ● Be sure to check the brakes immedi- when driving over rough terrain. Prop- strong crosswinds. With a higher center ately after driving in mud or water. See erly secure all cargo so it will not be of gravity, your NISSAN is more af- “Brake system” later in this section for thrown forward and cause injury to you fected by strong side winds. Slower “Wet brakes”. or your passengers. speeds ensure better vehicle control. ● Avoid parking your vehicle on steep● To avoid raising the center of gravity ● Do not drive beyond the performance of hills. If you get out of the vehicle and it excessively, do not exceed the rated the tires, even with 4WD engaged. rolls forward, backward or sideways, capacity of the roof rack (if so you could be injured. ● Accelerating quickly, sharp steering equipped) and evenly distribute the maneuvers or sudden braking may ● Whenever you drive off-road through load. Secure heavy loads in the cargo cause loss of control. sand, mud or water as deep as the area as far forward and as low as pos- wheel hub, more frequent maintenance sible. Do not equip the vehicle with tires ● If at all possible, avoid sharp turning may be required. See “Periodic mainte- larger than specified in this manual. maneuvers, particularly at high speeds. nance” in the “NISSAN Service and This could cause your vehicle to roll Your NISSAN four-wheel drive vehicle Maintenance Guide.” over. has a higher center of gravity than a two-wheel drive vehicle. The vehicle is● Do not grip the inside or spokes of the not designed for cornering at the same steering wheel when driving off-road. speeds as conventional two-wheel The steering wheel could move sud- drive vehicles. Failure to operate this denly and injure your hands. Instead vehicle correctly could result in loss of drive with your fingers and thumbs on control and/or a rollover accident. the outside of the rim. ● Always use tires of the same type, size,● Before operating the vehicle, ensure brand, construction (bias, bias-belted, that the driver and all passengers have or radial), and tread pattern on all four their seat belts fastened. wheels. Install tire chains on the rear● Always drive with the floor mats in wheels when driving on slippery roads place as the floor may become hot. and drive carefully.5-6 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 141. IGNITION SWITCH 2. Turn the ignition key slightly toward the ON and turn it gently while rotating the steer- position. ing wheel slightly right and left. 3. Turn the key to the LOCK position. WARNING 4. Remove the key. Never remove or turn the key to the LOCK The shift selector lever is designed so it cannot position while driving. The steering wheel moved out of P (Park) and into any of the other will lock. This may cause the driver to lose gear positions if the ignition key is turned to OFF control of the vehicle and could result in position or if the key is removed from the switch. serious vehicle damage or personal injury. The shift selector lever can be moved if the ignition switch is in the ACC position. This allows the vehicle to be moved if the bat- tery is discharged. The shift selector lever WSD0041 can also be moved if the ignition switch isAUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION in the ON position and the foot brake pedal is depressed.On automatic transmission models, the ignitionlock is designed so the key cannot be turned to There is an OFF position between theLOCK position and removed until the shift selec- LOCK and ACC positions. The OFF positiontor lever is moved to the P (Park) position. is indicated by a “1” on the key cylinder. When the ignition is in the OFF position,When removing the key from the ignition, make the steering wheel is not locked.sure the shift selector lever is in the P (Park)position. In order for the steering wheel to be locked, it must be turned about 1/8 of a turn clockwiseIf the key cannot be turned to the LOCK position, from the straight up position.proceed as follows to remove the key. To lock the steering wheel, turn the key to 1. Move the shift selector lever into the P (Park) the LOCK position. Remove the key. To position. unlock the steering wheel, insert the key Starting and driving 5-7 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 142. To lock the steering wheel, turn the key to START: (4) the LOCK position. Remove the key. To This position starts the engine. As soon as the unlock the steering wheel, insert the key engine has started, release the key. It automati- and turn it gently while rotating the steer- cally returns to the ON position. ing wheel slightly right and left. WARNING Never remove or turn the key to the LOCK position while driving. The steering wheel will lock. This may cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle and could result in serious vehicle damage or personal injury. KEY POSITIONS WSD0052 LOCK: Normal parking position (0)MANUAL TRANSMISSION OFF: (Manual transmission model) (1)The ignition switch includes an anti-theft steeringlock device. The engine can be turned off without locking the steering wheel.The key can only be removed when the ignition ACC: (Accessories) (2)switch is in the LOCK position. This position activates electrical accessoriesOn manual transmission models, to turn the igni- such as the radio when the engine is not running.tion key to LOCK position from ACC or ONposition, turn the key to OFF, push the key in, then ON: Normal operating position (3)turn the key to LOCK. This position turns on the ignition system and theIn order for the steering wheel to be locked, it electrical accessories.must be turned about 1/8 of a turn clockwisefrom the straight up position.5-8 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 143. BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE STARTING THE ENGINE● Make sure the area around the vehicle is clear. 1. Apply the parking brake. ● When the engine is very hard to start in extremely cold weather or when restart-● Check fluid levels such as engine oil, coolant, 2. Automatic transmission: ing, depress the accelerator pedal a little brake and clutch fluid, and window washer Move the shift selector lever to P (Park) or N (approximately 1/5 to the floor) and hold it fluid as frequently as possible, or at least (Neutral). P (Park) is recommended. and then crank the engine. Release the whenever you refuel. key and the accelerator pedal when the● Check that all windows and lights are clean. The shift selector lever cannot be engine starts. moved out of P (Park) and into any of● Visually inspect tires for their appearance and the other gear positions if the ignition ● When the engine is very hard to start condition. Also check tires for proper inflation. key is turned to the OFF position or if because it is flooded, depress the accel- erator pedal all the way to the floor and● Lock all doors. the key is removed from the ignition hold it. Crank the engine for 5-6 seconds. switch.● Position seat and adjust head restraints. After cranking the engine, release the ac- The starter is designed not to operate if celerator pedal. Crank the engine with● Adjust inside and outside mirrors. your foot off the accelerator pedal by the shift selector lever is in any of the● Fasten seat belts and ask all passengers to do driving positions. turning the ignition key to START. Release likewise. the key when the engine starts. If the Manual transmission: engine starts, but fails to run, repeat the● Check the operation of warning lights when above procedure. the key is turned to the ON (3) position. See Move the shift lever to N (Neutral). Depress “Warning/indicator lights and audible remind- the clutch pedal to the floor while cranking the engine. CAUTION ers” in the “Instruments and controls” section of this manual. Do not operate the starter for more than The starter is designed not to operate 15 seconds at a time. If the engine does unless the clutch pedal is fully de- not start, turn the key off and wait 10 pressed. seconds before cranking again, otherwise 3. Crank the engine with your foot off the the starter could be damaged. accelerator pedal by turning the ignition 4. Allow the engine to idle for at least 30 sec- key to START. Release the key when the onds after starting. Drive at moderate speed engine starts. If the engine starts, but fails to for a short distance first, especially in cold run, repeat the above procedure. weather. Starting and driving 5-9 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/16/03—cathy ੭
  • 144. DRIVING THE VEHICLEAUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION (if so The automatic transmission in your vehicle is The shift selector lever can be moved if theequipped) electronically controlled to produce maximum ignition switch is in the ACC position. This power and smooth operation. allows the vehicle to be moved if the bat- tery is discharged. The shift selector lever WARNING The recommended operating procedures for this can also be moved if the ignition switch is● Do not depress the accelerator pedal transmission are shown on the following pages. in the ON position and the foot brake pedal while shifting from P (Park) or N (Neu- Follow these procedures for maximum vehicle is depressed. tral) to R (Reverse), D (Drive), 2 or 1. performance and driving enjoyment. Always depress the brake pedal until shifting is completed. Failure to do so Starting the vehicle could cause you to lose control and 1. After starting the engine, fully depress the have an accident. foot brake pedal before attempting to move● Cold engine idle speed is high, so use the shift selector lever out of the P (Park) caution when shifting into a forward or position. reverse gear before the engine has 2. Keep the foot brake pedal depressed and warmed up. move the shift selector lever into a driving● Never shift to P (Park) or R (Reverse) gear. while the vehicle is moving. This could 3. Release the foot brake, then gradually start cause an accident. the vehicle in motion. CAUTION The automatic transmission is designed so the foot brake pedal MUST be depressed● When stopping the vehicle on an uphill before shifting from P (Park) to any drive grade, do not hold the vehicle by de- position while the ignition switch is in the pressing the accelerator pedal. The foot ON position. brake should be used for this purpose. The shift selector lever cannot be moved● On slippery roads, do not downshift. out of P (Park) and into any of the other This may cause a loss of control. gear positions if the ignition key is turned to the LOCK position or if the key is re- moved.5-10 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 145. 3. Reinsert the key and turn it to the ACC WARNING position. Apply the parking brake if the selector lever is in any position while the engine is 4. Depress the foot brake pedal and move the not running. Failure to do so could cause shift selector lever to N (Neutral). the vehicle to move unexpectedly or roll 5. Start the engine. away and result in serious personal injury or property damage. These instructions for starting the vehicle in N (Neutral) should only be used until service can be P (Park): obtained at a NISSAN dealership. Use this selector position when the vehicle is R (Reverse): parked or when starting the engine. Make sure the vehicle is completely stopped. The brake Use this position to back up. Make sure the pedal must be depressed and the selector vehicle is completely stopped before selecting R WSD0068 lever button pushed in to move the selector (Reverse) position. The brake pedal must beTo move the selector lever: lever from the N (Neutral) or any drive po- depressed and the selector lever button sition to P (Park). Apply the parking brake. pushed in to move the selector lever from P : Pull lever toward you to shift (Park), N (Neutral) or any drive position to R When parking on a hill, apply the parking brake : Shift without pulling lever first, then shift the selector lever into the P (Park) (Reverse). position. N (Neutral):Shifting (KA24DE engine) Shifting from P (Park) Neither forward nor reverse gear is engaged. ThePull the shift selector lever to shift into P (Park), R If the ignition switch is in the ON position and the engine can be started in this position. You may(Reverse) or from D (Drive) to 2 or 1. foot brake pedal is depressed, but the shift se- shift to N (Neutral) and restart a stalled engine lector lever still cannot be moved out of P (Park), while the vehicle is moving. follow these instructions. D (Drive): 1. Turn the ignition key to the LOCK position. Use this position for all normal forward driving. 2. Apply the parking brake. Starting and driving 5-11 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 146. 2 (Second gear) WARNINGUse this position for hill climbing or engine brak- Apply the parking brake if the selectoring on downhill grades. lever is in any position while the engine isDo not shift into the 2 position at speeds above not running. Failure to do so could cause58MPH (92 km/h). Do not exceed 58 MPH (92 the vehicle to move unexpectedly or rollkm/h) in the 2 position. away and result in serious personal injury or property damage.1 (Low gear)Use this position when climbing steep hills slowly P (Park):or slow driving through deep snow, sand or mud, Use this selector position when the vehicle isor for maximum engine braking on steep downhill parked or when starting the engine. Make suregrades. the vehicle is completely stopped. The brakeDo not shift into the 1 position at speeds above pedal must be depressed and the selector30 MPH (48 km/h). Do not exceed 30 MPH (48 WSD0061 lever button pushed in to move the selectorkm/h) in the 1 position. To move the selector lever: lever from the N (Neutral) or any drive po- sition to P (Park). Apply the parking brake. : Depress the button to shift When parking on a hill, apply the parking brake : Shift without depressing button first, then shift the selector lever into the P (Park) position. Shifting (VG33E or VG33ER engine) Shifting from P (Park) Push the shift selector lever button to shift into P (Park), R (Reverse) or from D (Drive) to 2. All If the ignition switch is in the ON position and the other positions can be selected without pushing foot brake pedal is depressed, but the shift se- the button. lector lever still cannot be moved out of P (Park), follow these instructions. 1. Turn the ignition key to the LOCK position. 2. Apply the parking brake.5-12 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 147. 3. Reinsert the key and turn it to the ACC 2 (Second gear): position. Use this position for hill climbing or engine brak- 4. Depress the foot brake pedal and move the ing on downhill grades. shift selector lever to N (Neutral). Do not shift into the 2 position at speeds above 5. Start the engine. 60 MPH (96 km/h). Do not exceed 60 MPH (96 km/h) in the 2 position.These instructions for starting the vehicle in N(Neutral) should only be used until service can be 1 (Low gear):obtained at a NISSAN dealership. Use this position when climbing steep hills slowlyR (Reverse): or driving slowing through deep snow, sand or mud, or for maximum engine braking on steepUse this position to back up. Make sure the downhill grades.vehicle is completely stopped before selecting R Do not shift into the 1 position at speeds above(Reverse) position. The brake pedal must be 31 MPH (50 km/h). Do not exceed 31 MPH (50depressed and the selector lever button km/h) in the 1 position.pushed in to move the selector lever from P(Park), N (Neutral) or any drive position to R(Reverse).N (Neutral):Neither forward nor reverse gear is engaged. Theengine can be started in this position. You mayshift to N (Neutral) and restart a stalled enginewhile the vehicle is moving.D (Drive):Use this position for all normal forward driving. WSD0062 Starting and driving 5-13 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 148. Shift lock release If the shift selector lever cannot be moved out of P (Park), have a NISSAN dealer check the auto-If the battery is discharged, the shift selector lever matic transmission system as soon as possible.may not be moved from the P (Park) position evenwith the brake pedal depressed and the shift Accelerator downshiftselector lever button pushed. — in D position —To move the shift selector lever, release the shift For passing or hill climbing, depress the accel-lock and push the shift selector lever button. The erator pedal to the floor. This shifts the transmis-shift selector lever can be moved to N (Neutral). sion down into a lower gear, depending on theHowever, the steering wheel will be locked un- vehicle speed.less the ignition switch is turned to the ON posi-tion.To release the shift lock, complete the followingprocedure: WSD0069 1. Turn the ignition key to the LOCK position Overdrive switch (KA24DE engine and remove the key. type a) 2. Apply the parking brake. 3. Remove the shift lock cover ᭺. A ON: For typical driving, push the over- drive switch ON with the se- 4. Insert a small screwdriver in the shift lock slot, and push down ᭺. B lector lever in the D (Drive) position. The transmission is upshifted into 5. Push the shift selector lever button ᭺ and C OVERDRIVE as the vehicle speed move the shift selector lever to N (Neutral) increases. position ᭺ while holding down the shift D lock. Overdrive does not engage until the engine has reached operating temperature. 6. Turn the key to the ON position to unlock the steering wheel. Now the vehicle may be moved to the desired location.5-14 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 149. OFF: For driving up and down long OFF: For driving up and down long slopes where engine braking is nec- slopes where engine braking is essary push the switch OFF . necessary, push the overdrive The indicator light in the instrument switch once. The O/D OFF indicator panel comes on at this time. When light illuminates at this time. cruising at a low speed or climbing When cruising at a low speed or climbing a a gentle slope, you may feel uncom- gentle slope, you may feel uncomfortable shift fortable shift shocks as the trans- shocks as the transmission shifts between 3rd mission repeatedly shifts between gear and overdrive repeatedly. In this case, press the overdrive switch. 3rd and overdrive. In this case, set the overdrive switch in the When driving conditions change, press the over- OFF position. drive switch to turn the Overdrive on. The O/D OFF indicator light goes out.When driving conditions change, reset the over- WSD0070drive switch in the ON position to turn the Remember not to drive at high speeds for ex-overdrive on. The indicator light goes out at this Overdrive switch (KA24DE engine tended periods of time with the O/D OFF lighttime. type b) illuminated. This reduces fuel economy.Remember not to drive at high speeds for ex- Each time your vehicle is started, the transmis-tended periods of time with the overdrive switch sion is automatically “reset” to overdrive ON.set in the OFF position. This reduces fuel ON: For normal driving the overdriveeconomy. switch is engaged. The transmission is upshifted into overdrive as the vehicle speed increases. The overdrive does not engage until the engine has reached operating temperature. Starting and driving 5-15 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 150. OFF: For driving up and down long CAUTION slopes where engine braking is nec- essary push the Overdrive switch ● Do not rest your foot on the clutch pedal while driving. This may cause clutch once. The O/D OFF indicator light damage. in the instrument panel comes on at this time. ● Stop your vehicle completely before shifting into R (Reverse). When cruising at a low speed or climbing a gentle slope, you may feel uncomfortable shift ● When the vehicle is stopped with the shocks as the transmission shifts between third engine running (for example, at a stop gear and Overdrive repeatedly. In this case, de- light), shift to N (Neutral) and release press the Overdrive switch to turn the Overdrive the clutch pedal with the foot brake applied. off. The O/D OFF indicator light in the instrument panel comes on at this time. WSD0063 When driving conditions change, depress theOverdrive switch (VG33E or VG33ER Overdrive switch to turn the Overdrive on.engine) Remember not to drive at high speeds for ex-Each time your vehicle is started, the transmis- tended periods of time with the Overdrive off.sion is automatically “reset” to overdrive ON. This reduces fuel economy.ON: With the engine running and the MANUAL TRANSMISSION shift selector lever in the D (Drive) position, the transmission upshifts WARNING into Overdrive as vehicle speed ● Do not downshift abruptly on slippery increases. roads. This may cause a loss of control.Overdrive does not engage until the enginehas reached operating temperature. ● Do not over-rev the engine when shift- ing to a lower gear. This may cause a loss of control or engine damage.5-16 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 151. release the clutch pedal. Depress the clutch ● 4–wheel drive model (4L position): pedal again and shift into R (Reverse) or 1 (First). GEAR CHANGE MPH (km/h) If your vehicle is equipped with 4-wheel drive, see 1st to 2nd 8 (13) “ Transfer case shifting procedures for 2nd to 3rd 12 (19) four-wheel drive vehicles” later in this section. 3rd to 4th 20 (32) Suggested upshift speeds 4th to 5th 22 (35) The following are suggested vehicle speeds for shifting into a higher gear. These suggestions Suggested maximum speed in each relate to fuel economy and vehicle performance. gear Actual upshift speeds will vary according to road Downshift to a lower gear if the engine is not conditions, the weather and individual driving habits. running smoothly, or if you need to accelerate. WSD0064 ● Two-wheel drive models and four-wheel drive Do not exceed the maximum suggested speed models (2H and 4H position): (shown below) in any gear. For level road driving,Shifting use the highest gear suggested for that speed. GEAR CHANGE MPH (km/h) Always observe posted speed limits, and driveTo change gears, or when upshifting or down-shifting, depress the clutch pedal fully, shift into 1st to 2nd 15 (24) according to the road conditions, which will en-the appropriate gear, then release the clutch 2nd to 3rd 25 (40) sure safe operation. Do not over-rev the engineslowly and smoothly. when shifting to a lower gear as it may cause 3rd to 4th 40 (64) engine damage or loss of vehicle control.Start the vehicle in 1st gear and shift to 2nd, 3rd 4th to 5th 45 (72)and 4th up to 5th gear in sequence according to Allowable maximum speed in each gear:vehicle speed. 2–wheel drive modelsYou cannot shift directly from 5th gear into R GEAR CHANGE MPH (km/h)(Reverse). First shift into N (Neutral), then into R 1st 30 (48) 2nd 55 (88)(Reverse). 3rd 80 (129)If it is difficult to move the shift lever into R 4th —(Reverse) or 1 (First), shift into N (Neutral), then 5th — Starting and driving 5-17 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 152. PARKING BRAKE4–wheel drive models WARNING2H/4H position ● Be sure the parking brake is fully re- GEAR CHANGE MPH (km/h) leased before driving. Failure to do so 1st 25 (40) can cause brake failure and lead to an accident. 2nd 43 (69) ● Do not release the parking brake from 3rd 68 (109) outside the vehicle. 4th — ● Do not use the gear shift in place of the 5th — parking brake. When parking, be sure4L position the parking brake is fully engaged. GEAR CHANGE MPH (km/h) ● Do not leave children unattended in a vehicle. They could release the parking 1st 12 (19) brake and cause an accident. WSD0065 2nd 22 (35) To engage: Firmly depress the parking brake 3rd 30 (48) ᭺. A 4th — To release: 5th — 1. Firmly apply the foot brake. 2. Manual transmission models: Place the shift lever in the N (Neutral) posi- tion. Automatic transmission models: Move the shift selector lever to the P (Park) position. 3. Pull out the parking brake release lever ᭺. B 4. Before driving, be sure the brake warning light goes out.5-18 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 153. CRUISE CONTROL (if so equipped) ● The SET indicator light may blink when the CAUTION cruise control main switch is turned ON while pushing the RES/ACCEL, COAST/SET, or On manual transmission models, do not CANCEL switch (located on the steering shift into N (Neutral) without depressing wheel). To properly set the cruise control sys- the clutch pedal when the cruise control is tem, use the following procedures. set. Should this occur, depress the clutch pedal and turn the main switch off imme- WARNING diately. Failure to do so may cause engine damage. Do not use the cruise control when driving under the following conditions: CRUISE CONTROL OPERATIONS ● When it is not possible to keep the The cruise control allows driving at a speed be- vehicle at a set speed. tween 25 - 90 MPH (40 - 144 km/h) without keeping your foot on the accelerator pedal. WSD0066 ● In heavy traffic or in traffic that varies in speed. To turn on the cruise control, push the main1. Cruise control main switch switch. The CRUISE indicator light in the instru- ● On winding or hilly roads.2. RES/ACCEL switch ment panel comes on.3. CANCEL switch ● On slippery roads (rain, snow, ice, etc.). To set cruising speed, accelerate the vehicle to4. COAST/SET switch ● In very windy areas. the desired speed, push the COAST/SET switchPRECAUTIONS ON CRUISE Doing so could cause a loss of vehicle and release it. The SET indicator light in theCONTROL control and result in an accident. instrument panel comes on. Take your foot off the accelerator pedal. Your vehicle maintains the set● If the cruise control system malfunctions, it speed. cancels automatically. The SET indicator light ● To pass another vehicle, depress the ac- in the instrument panel then blinks to warn the celerator pedal. When you release the pedal, driver. the vehicle returns to the previously set speed.● If the SET indicator light blinks, turn the cruise ● The vehicle may not maintain the set speed control main switch off and have the system when going up or down steep hills. If this checked by a NISSAN dealer. happens, drive without the cruise control. Starting and driving 5-19 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 154. BREAK-IN SCHEDULETo cancel the preset speed, use one of the ● Push and hold the RES/ACCEL switch. When During the first 1,200 miles (2,000 km), followfollowing three methods. the vehicle attains the speed you desire, re- these recommendations to obtain maximum en- lease the switch. gine performance and ensure the future reliability● Push the CANCEL button; the SET indicator and economy of your new vehicle. Failure to light in the instrument panel goes out. ● Push and release the RES/ACCEL switch. follow these recommendations may result in Each time you do this, the set speed increases● Tap the brake pedal; the SET indicator light shortened engine life and reduced engine perfor- by about 1 MPH (1.6 km/h). goes out. mance. To reset at a slower cruising speed, use one● Turn the main switch off. Both the CRUISE ● Avoid driving for long periods at constant of the following three methods. indicator light and SET indicator light in the speed, either fast or slow, and do not run the ● Lightly tap the brake pedal. When the vehicle engine over 4,000 rpm. instrument panel go out. attains the desired speed, push the ● Do not accelerate at full throttle in any gear.The cruise control is automatically canceled and COAST/SET switch and release it.the SET light in the instrument panel goes out if: ● Avoid quick starts. ● Push and hold the COAST/SET switch. Re-● you depress the brake or clutch pedal while lease the switch when the vehicle slows to the ● Avoid hard braking as much as possible. pushing the RES/ACCEL or desired speed. ● Do not tow a trailer for the first 500 miles (800 COAST/SETswitch. The preset speed is de- ● Push and release the COAST/SET switch. km). leted from memory. Each time you do this, the set speed de-● the vehicle slows down more than 8 MPH (13 creases by about 1 MPH (1.6 km/h). km/h) below the set speed. To resume the preset speed, push and re-● you depress the clutch pedal (manual trans- lease the RES/ACCEL switch. The vehicle re- turns to the last set cruising speed when the mission), or move the shift selector lever to N vehicle speed is over 25 MPH (40 km/h). (Neutral) (automatic transmission).To reset at a faster cruising speed, use oneof the following three methods.● Depress the accelerator pedal. When the ve- hicle attains the desired speed, push and re- lease the COAST/SET switch.5-20 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/16/03—skoniecz ੭
  • 155. INCREASING FUEL ECONOMY USING FOUR WHEEL DRIVE (4WD)● Accelerate slowly and smoothly. Maintain ● Use 4H or 4L position only when nec- cruising speeds with a constant accelerator essary. Four-wheel drive operation lowers fuel position. economy.● Drive at moderate speeds on the highway. Driving at high speed lowers fuel economy.● Avoid unnecessary stopping and braking. Maintain a safe distance behind other vehicles.● Use a proper gear range which suits road conditions. On level roads, shift into high gear as soon as possible.● Avoid unnecessary engine idling.● Keep your engine tuned up. WSD0067● Follow the recommended periodic mainte- To move the transfer case lever: nance schedule. : Push down on the lever to shift● Keep the tires inflated to the correct pressure. : Shift without pushing down on the lever Low tire pressure increases tire wear and low- ers fuel economy. TRANSFER CASE SHIFTING● Keep the front wheels in correct alignment. PROCEDURES Improper alignment increases tire wear and lowers fuel economy. WARNING ● When parking always make sure the● Air conditioner operation lowers fuel economy. transfer control lever is in the 2H, 4H or Use the air conditioner only when necessary. 4L position and the parking brake is● When cruising at highway speeds, it is more applied. economical to use the air conditioner and leave the windows closed to reduce drag. Starting and driving 5-21 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 156. ● Do not leave the transfer control lever in drive in the 2H position (for example, driving at the N (Neutral) position. Otherwise, the normal speeds on snow covered, icy, wet, muddy vehicle could roll unexpectedly even if or sandy roads). the manual transmission is in any gear The 4H position provides greater power and or the automatic transmission is in the traction. Avoid excessive speed as it will cause P (Park) position. This could result in increased fuel consumption, higher oil tempera- serious personal injury or property ture and could damage drivetrain components. damage. Speed over 50 MPH (80 km/h) in 4H are not● Failure to engage the transfer control recommended. lever in 2H, 4H or 4L could result in the 4L — (4WD, low range) Four wheels are driven. vehicle moving unexpectedly, which Use when climbing or descending steep hills, or could cause serious personal injury or during hard driving in sand, mud or deep snow. property damage. The 4L position provides maximum power and traction. Avoid raising vehicle speed excessively, SD0021 CAUTION as the maximum speed is approximately 30 MPH (48 km/h). AUTO-LOCK FREE-Do not drive on dry hard surface roads in RUNNING HUBSfour-wheel drive. Driving on dry hard sur- N — No wheels are driven. Always keep thefaces in 4H or 4L may cause unnecessary transfer lever out of the N (Neutral) position. Shift The auto-lock free-running hub is designed tonoise, tire wear, and increased fuel con- the lever quickly and smoothly when moving allow for automatic four-wheel drive engagementsumption. NISSAN recommends driving in across the N (Neutral) position with the vehicle when the shift lever is moved to the 4H or 4Lthe 2H position under these conditions. stopped. position. Follow these operational cautions:2H — (2WD, high range) Only the rear wheels CAUTIONare driven. Use for driving under the same condi-tions as standard 2WD vehicles or state dyna- ● The auto-locking hubs will make amometer I/M testing. clicking noise when engaging and dis- engaging. This is normal.4H — (4WD, high range) Four wheels are driven.Use when driving on roads where it is difficult to5-22 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 157. ● Accelerating quickly from a stop after ● When shifting into or out of four-wheel shifting from two-wheel drive to four- drive while driving, do not stop shift wheel drive may not allow engagement lever movement midway. An incomplete of the auto-locking free-running hubs shift may cause a clattering noise from and may cause a clattering noise. If this the auto-locking hubs. Continued use occurs, release the accelerator pedal to of the vehicle with this noise may dam- reduce the engine speed or stop the age the hub lock. Drive in four-wheel vehicle. Continued use of the vehicle drive to stop the noise. Shift to two- with this noise may damage the hub wheel drive as described. lock. For Automatic transmission models:● If the auto-locking hubs make a clatter- ing noise after shifting from four-wheel When moving the transfer lever from 4H or 4L to drive to two-wheel drive, stop and move 4L or 4H, you must always move it quickly the vehicle in reverse gear, in a straight through the N position. If you are slow to shift, the line, about 7 to 10 feet (2 to 3 m). engine idle speed will allow the transfer gears to speed up and gear clashing will occur.● Under extremely cold conditions [below 5°F (-15°C)], the front axle shafts may Do not move the transfer lever from 4H or 4L to rotate even with the transfer lever in the 4L or 4H, from 2H to 4L and from 4L to 2H with 2H position. If this occurs, the auto- the engine turned off. Otherwise, you may have locking hubs may make a clattering difficulty in moving the transfer lever to the de- noise. To avoid this, drive first in four- sired position. wheel drive to warm up the vehicle and Do not leave the transfer lever in the N position differential gear oil. Then, shift to two- with the engine running. Stopping with the trans- wheel drive. fer case in the N position may cause gear grind-● In cold weather, it may be necessary to ing when selecting another gear. Changing the reduce speed or stop the vehicle in or- transfer case gear quickly and smoothly will elimi- der to shift from two-wheel drive to nate this. four-wheel drive. Starting and driving 5-23 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 158. TO SHIFT SHIFT PROCEDURE FOR AUTO-LOCK FREE RUNNING HUBS TRANSFER CASEFrom 2H to 4H Move the transfer case shift lever to 4H at speeds below 25 MPH (40 km/h). It is not necessary to depress the clutch pedal. Perform this operation when driving straight, not while cornering. 1. Move the transfer case shift lever to 2H. This can be done at any speed, and it is not necessary to depress the clutch pedal. Perform this operation when driving straight, not while cornering. 2. Disengage the AUTO-LOCK hubs following the procedure outlined below. NOTE: The 4WD indicator light may not turn off immediately under certain driving conditions, such as when the vehicle is driven uphill. This is normal and it will shut off as the vehicle is driven further. AUTO-LOCK HUB DISENGAGEMENT (FREE MODE) The AUTO-LOCK hubs will not disengage until the vehicle is completely stopped and is then moved in a straight line, approxi-From 4H to 2H mately 7-10 ft (2-3 m), in the opposite direction of travel. For example: If you were driving the vehicle forward, stop and move the vehicle 7-10 ft (2-3 m) backward. If you were driving the vehicle in reverse, stop and move the vehicle 7-10 ft (2-3 m) forward. It is not necessary to immediately return the AUTO-LOCK hubs to FREE MODE when shifting from 4H to 2H. The vehicle may be operated under normal 2H conditions with the AUTO-LOCK hubs engaged. However, disengaging the AUTO-LOCK hubs will allow for better fuel economy, quieter ride and less component wear. Leaving the hubs locked while driving in 2H may be desirable so that you can easily shift to 4H at speeds greater than 25 MPH (40 km/h). 1. Stop the vehicle.From 4H to 4L or 4L to Keep the engine running.4H 2. Depress the clutch pedal, or place the transmission selector lever in the N (Neutral) position. 3. Depress the transfer case shift lever and move it to the 4L or 4H position. Change gears quickly and smoothly. 1. Stop the vehicle. Keep the engine running.From 2H to 4L 2. Depress the clutch pedal, or place the transmission selector lever in the N (Neutral) position. 3. Depress the transfer case shift lever and move it to the 4L position. Change gears quickly and smoothly. 1. Stop the vehicle. Keep the engine running.From 4L to 2H 2. Depress the clutch pedal, or place the transmission selector lever in the N (Neutral) position. 3. Depress the transfer case shift lever and move it to the 2H position. Change gears quickly and smoothly. 4. Disengage the AUTO-LOCK hubs following the procedure outlined above.5-24 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 159. PARKING/PARKING ON HILLS ● Safe parking procedures require that both the parking brake be set and the transmission placed into P (Park) for automatic transmission models or in an appropriate gear for manual transmis- sion models. Failure to do so could cause the vehicle to move unexpectedly or roll away and result in an accident. Make sure the shift lever has been pushed as far forward as it can go and cannot be moved without depressing the foot brake pedal. ● Never leave the engine running while WSD0050 the vehicle is unattended. ● Do not leave children unattended inside ● Never place the transfer control lever in the vehicle. They could unknowingly ac- WARNING the N (Neutral) position. Otherwise, the tivate switches or controls. Unattended● Do not stop or park the vehicle over vehicle could roll unexpectedly even if children could become involved in seri- flammable materials such as dry grass, the manual transmission is in gear or ous accidents. waste paper or rags. They may ignite the automatic transmission is in the P (Park) position. This could result in se- ● If the ATP lamp is ON, this indicates that and cause a fire. rious injury or property damage. the automatic transmission P (Park) po-● The transfer control lever must sition will not function and the transfer be in the 2H, 4H or 4L position and the control shift lever is in the N (Neutral) parking brake set to prevent the vehicle position. Failure to engage the transfer from rolling. control lever in the 2H, 4H or 4L position could result in the vehicle moving unex- pectedly, resulting in serious personal injury or property damage. 1. Firmly apply the parking brake. Starting and driving 5-25 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 160. POWER STEERING BRAKE SYSTEM 2. Manual transmission models: The power assisted steering is designed to use a The brake system has two separate hydraulic hydraulic pump, driven by the engine, to assist circuits. If one circuit malfunctions, you will still Place the shift lever in the R (Reverse) posi- steering. have braking at two wheels. tion. When parking on an uphill grade, place the shift lever in 1st gear. If the engine stops or the drive belt breaks, you BRAKE PRECAUTIONS will still have control of the vehicle. However, Automatic transmission models: much greater steering effort is needed, especially Vacuum assisted brakes Move the shift selector lever to the P (Park) in sharp turns and at low speeds. position. The brake booster aids braking by using engine WARNING vacuum. If the engine stops, you can stop the 3. To help prevent the vehicle from rolling into vehicle by depressing the brake pedal. However, traffic when parked on an incline, it is a good If the engine is not running or is turned off greater foot pressure on the brake pedal will be practice to turn the wheels as illustrated. while driving, the power assist for the required to stop the vehicle and stopping dis- steering will not work. Steering will be● HEADED DOWNHILL WITH CURB: ᭺ 1 tance will be longer. much harder to operate. Turn the wheels into the curb and move the Using the brakes vehicle forward until the curb side wheel gen- tly touches the curb. Avoid resting your foot on the brake pedal while driving. This will overheat the brakes, wear out the● HEADED UPHILL WITH CURB: ᭺ 2 brake linings and pads faster, and reduce gas Turn the wheels away from the curb and move mileage. the vehicle back until the curb side wheel To help reduce brake wear and to prevent the gently touches the curb. brakes from overheating, reduce speed and● HEADED UPHILL OR DOWNHILL, NO downshift to a lower gear before going down a CURB: ᭺ 3 slope or long grade. Overheated brakes may Turn the wheels toward the side of the road so reduce braking performance and could result in the vehicle will move away from the center of loss of vehicle control. the road if it moves. 4. Turn the ignition key to the LOCK position and remove the key.5-26 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/16/03—cathy ੭
  • 161. prevent each wheel from locking and sliding. By properly. However, the pulsation may indicate WARNING preventing wheel lockup, the system helps the that road conditions are hazardous and extra care● While driving on a slippery surface, be driver maintain steering control and helps to mini- is required while driving. careful when braking, accelerating or mize swerving and spinning on slippery surfaces. downshifting. Abrupt braking or accel- Self-test feature erating could cause the wheels to skid Using the system (4-wheel ABS) The anti-lock brake system consists of electronic and result in an accident. Depress the brake pedal and hold it down. sensors and hydraulic solenoids controlled by a● If the engine is not running or is turned computer. The computer has a built-in diagnostic off while driving, the power assist for WARNING feature that tests the system each time you start the brakes will not work. Braking will be the engine and move the vehicle at a low speed in harder. Do not pump the brake pedal. Doing so may result in increased stopping forward or reverse. When the self-test occurs, distances. you may hear a ‘‘clunk’’ noise and/or feel a pulsa-Wet brakes tion in the brake pedal. This is normal and is notWhen the vehicle is washed or driven through Normal operation an indication of any malfunction. If the computerwater, the brakes may get wet. As a result, your senses any malfunction, it switches the anti-lockbraking distance will be longer and the vehicle The anti-lock brake system does not operate at brake system off and turns on the ABS brakemay pull to one side during braking. speeds below 3 - 6 MPH (5 - 10 km/h). (The warning light on the instrument panel. The brake speeds vary according to road conditions.) system then operates normally, but without anti-To dry the brakes, drive the vehicle at a safe When driving, the anti-lock brake system con- lock assistance.speed while lightly pressing the brake pedal toheat up the brakes. Do this until the brakes return trols the wheels so they will not lock when brak- If a malfunction occurs in the system, the anti-to normal. Avoid driving the vehicle at high ing abruptly or when braking on a slippery road. lock function will not operate, but the standard Thus, difficult steering and swerving of the ve- vehicle brake system will continue to operatespeeds until the brakes function correctly. hicle due to locked wheels is minimized. The normally. The ABS brake warning light will thenANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) system detects the wheel rotation rate and elec- come on. tronically controls the pressure applied to eachThe anti-lock brake system controls the brakes at brake. Slight vibration on the brake pedal accom- If the light comes on during the self-test or whileeach wheel so the wheels do not lock when panied by noise usually occurs while the ABS driving, take the vehicle to a NISSAN dealer forbraking abruptly or when braking on slippery sur- system is operating. Such vibration and noise repair.faces. The system detects the rotation speed at encountered during abrupt braking is not a prob-each wheel and varies the brake fluid pressure to lem, but indicates that the system is functioning Starting and driving 5-27 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 162. VEHICLE DYNAMIC CONTROL (VDC) SYSTEM (if so equipped) ● When installing a spare tire, make sure When driving on slippery surfaces or suddenly WARNING it is the proper size and type as speci- avoiding obstacles on roads, the vehicle might● The anti-lock brake system is a sophis- fied on the tire placard. For tire placard swerve or slip. With the Vehicle Dynamic Control ticated device, but it cannot prevent ac- location information, refer to “Tire plac- (VDC) system, sensors detect these movements cidents resulting from careless or dan- ard” in the “Technical and consumer and control the braking and engine output to help gerous driving techniques. It can help information” section of this manual. improve vehicle stability while driving. maintain vehicle control during braking on slippery surfaces, but remember that ● Refer to “Wheels and tires” in the ● When the vehicle dynamic control system is the stopping distance on slippery sur- “Maintenance and do-it-yourself” sec- operating, the slip indicator in the instrument faces will be longer than on normal tion of this manual. panel blinks. surfaces even with the anti-lock brake system. Stopping distances may also ● When only the traction control system portion be longer on rough, gravel or snow cov- of the vehicle dynamic control system is oper- ered roads, or if you are using tire ating, the slip indicator will also blink. chains. Tire type and condition may also ● If the slip indicator blinks, the vehicle is under affect braking effectiveness. Always slippery conditions. Be sure to drive carefully. maintain a safe distance from the ve- See “Slip indicator light”, and “Vehicle dy- hicle in front of you. Ultimately, the re- namic control off indicator light” in the “Instru- sponsibility for safety of self and others ments and controls” section. rests in the hands of the driver. ● Indicator light● Tire type and condition of tires may also If malfunction occurs in the system, the affect braking effectiveness. and indicator lights come on in the in-● When replacing tires, install the speci- strument panel. fied size of tires on all four wheels. As long as these warning lights are on, the traction control function is canceled. The VDC system uses a Brake Limited Slip Dif- ferential (LSD) system to improve vehicle trac- tion. The brake LSD system works when one of the driving wheels is spinning on a slippery sur- face. The brake LSD system brakes the spinning5-28 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 163. wheel which distributes the driving power to the ● The vehicle dynamic control system is WARNINGother drive wheel. If the vehicle is operated with not a substitute for winter tires or tirethe vehicle dynamic control system off, all VDC ● The vehicle dynamic control system is chains on a snow covered road.and TCS functions will be turned off. The brake designed to help improve driving stabil-LSD system and ABS will still operate with the ity but does not prevent accidents dueVDC system OFF. If the brake LSD system or the to abrupt steering operation at highABS is activated, the slip indicator light will blink speeds or by careless or dangerousand you may hear a clunk noise and/or feel a driving techniques. Reduce vehicle speed and be especially careful whenpulsation in the brake pedal. This is normal. driving and cornering on slippery sur-While the VDC system is operating, you may feel faces and always drive carefully.a pulsation in the brake pedal and hear a noise or ● If suspension parts such as shock ab-vibration from under the hood. This is normal and sorbers, struts, springs and bushingsindicates that the VDC system is working prop- are not standard equipment or are ex-erly. tremely deteriorated, the vehicle dy-The computer has a built in diagnostic feature namic control off indicator light maythat tests the system each time you start the come on.engine and move the vehicle forward or in reverse ● When driving on extremely inclined sur-at a slow speed. When the self-test occurs, you faces such as higher banked corners,may hear a clunk noise and/or feel a pulsation in the vehicle dynamic control system maythe brake pedal. This is normal and is not an not operate properly or the vehicle dy-indication of a malfunction. namic control off indicator light may come on. Do not drive on these types of roads. ● If the tires other than the recommended ones are used, the vehicle dynamic con- trol system may not operate properly or the vehicle dynamic control off indica- tor light may come on. Starting and driving 5-29 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 164. COLD WEATHER DRIVINGFREEING A FROZEN DOOR LOCK For details, see ‘‘Changing engine coolant’’ in the the tires on your vehicle and are installed ‘‘Maintenance and do-it-yourself’’ section of this according to the chain manufacturer’s sug-To prevent a door lock from freezing, apply de- manual. gestions. Use only SAE Class “S” chains.icer through the key hole. If the lock becomes Class “S” chains are used on vehicles withfrozen, heat the key before inserting it into the key TIRE EQUIPMENT restricted wheel well clearance. Vehicleshole. 1. SUMMER tires have a tread designed to that can use Class “S” chains are designed provide superior performance on dry pave- to meet the minimum clearances betweenANTI-FREEZE the tire and the closest vehicle suspension ment. However, the performance of theseIn the winter when it is anticipated that the tem- tires will be substantially reduced in snowy or body component required to accommo-perature will drop below 32°F (0°C), check the and icy conditions. If you operate your ve- date the use of a winter traction device (tireanti-freeze (ethylene glycol base) to assure hicle on snowy or icy roads, NISSAN recom- chains or cables). The minimum clearances mends the use of MUD & SNOW or ALL are determined using the factory equippedproper winter protection. For details, see ‘‘Engine SEASON TIRES on all four wheels. Please tire size. Other types may damage your ve-cooling system’’ in the ‘‘Maintenance and do-it- consult a NISSAN dealer for the tire type, hicle. Use chain tensioners when recom-yourself’’ section of this manual. mended by the tire chain manufacturer to size, speed rating and availability informa-BATTERY tion. ensure a tight fit. Loose end links of the tire chain must be secured or removed to pre-If the battery is not fully charged during extremely 2. For additional traction on icy roads, studded vent the possibility of whipping action dam-cold weather conditions, the battery fluid may tires may be used. However, some U.S. age to the fenders or underbody. If possible,freeze and damage the battery. To maintain maxi- states and Canadian provinces prohibit their avoid fully loading your vehicle when usingmum efficiency, the battery should be checked use. Check local, state and provincial laws tire chains. In addition, drive at a reducedregularly. For details, see ‘‘Battery’’ in the ‘‘Main- before installing studded tires. speed. Otherwise, your vehicle may be dam-tenance and do-it-yourself’’ section of this Skid and traction capabilities of studded aged and/or vehicle handling and perfor-manual. snow tires on wet or dry surfaces may be mance may be adversely affected. poorer than that of non-studded snow tires. Never install tire chains on spare tires. DoDRAINING OF COOLANT WATER not use tire chains on dry roads. 3. Tire chains may be used.If the vehicle is to be left outside without anti-freeze, drain the cooling system, including the Use of tire chains may be prohibited accord-engine block. Refill before operating the vehicle. ing to location. Check the local laws before installing tire chains. When installing tire chains, make sure they are of proper size for5-30 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/16/03—cathy ੭
  • 165. SPECIAL WINTER EQUIPMENT ● Allow more stopping distance under WARNINGIt is recommended that the following items be these conditions. Braking should be started sooner than on dry pavement. Do not use your heater with an un-carried in the vehicle during winter: grounded electrical system or two- ● Allow greater following distances on pronged (cheater) adapters. You can be● A scraper and stiff-bristled brush to remove slippery roads. injured by an electrical shock if you use an ice and snow from the windows and wiper ● Watch for slippery spots (glare ice). ungrounded connection. blades. These may appear on an otherwise● A sturdy, flat board to be placed under the jack clear road in shaded areas. If a patch of to give it firm support. ice is seen ahead, brake before reach-● A shovel to dig the vehicle out of snowdrifts. ing it. Try not to brake while on the ice, and avoid any sudden steering● Extra window washer fluid to refill the reservoir maneuvers. tank. ● Do not use the cruise control on slip-DRIVING ON SNOW OR ICE pery roads. ● Snow can trap dangerous exhaust WARNING gases under your vehicle. Keep snow● Wet ice (32°F, 0°C and freezing rain), clear of the exhaust pipe and from very cold snow or ice can be slick and around your vehicle. very hard to drive on. The vehicle will have much less traction or “grip” under ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (if so these conditions. Try to avoid driving on equipped) wet ice until the road is salted or An engine block heater to assist in extreme cold sanded. temperature starting is available through a● Whatever the condition, drive with cau- NISSAN dealer. tion. Accelerate and slow down with care. If accelerating or downshifting too fast, the drive wheels will lose even more traction. Starting and driving 5-31 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 166. MEMO5-32 Starting and driving
  • 167. 6 In case of emergencyFirst aid kit (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2 Push starting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-11Flat tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2 If your vehicle overheats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-11 Low tire pressure warning system Towing your vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-12 (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2 Towing recommended by Nissan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-13 Changing a flat tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3 Vehicle recovery (freeing a stuck vehicle) . . . . . . . . . 6-14Jump starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-9 Flat towing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-15 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 168. FIRST AID KIT (if so equipped) FLAT TIRE LOW TIRE PRESSURE WARNING WARNING SYSTEM (if so equipped) ● If the low tire pressure warning light The low tire pressure warning system monitors flashes while driving, avoid sudden tire pressure of all tires (except the spare tire). If steering maneuvers or abrupt braking, the vehicle is being driven with a flat tire or reduce vehicle speed, pull off the road extremely low tire pressure (lower than 10 psi, 70 to a safe location and stop the vehicle kPa), the low tire pressure warning system will as soon as possible. Serious vehicle activate and warn you of it by the low tire pressure damage could occur and may lead to an warning light. This system will activate only when accident and could result in serious personal injury. Check the tire pressure the vehicle is driven at speeds above 20 MPH for all four tires and adjust the pressure (32 km/h). For more details, please refer to to the COLD tire pressure shown on the “Warning/indicator lights and audible reminders” tire placard. If you have a flat tire, re- in the “Instruments and controls” section, and place it with a spare tire as soon as LCE0068 “Low tire pressure warning system” in the “Start- possible.A first aid kit is located behind the driver seat. To ing and driving” section.remove the first aid kit: ● When a spare tire is mounted or a wheel is replaced, tire pressure will not be᭺1 Squeeze the latch buttons. indicated and the low tire pressure᭺2 Pull the two straps apart to unfasten. warning system will not function. Con- tact your NISSAN dealer as soon as possible for tire replacement and/or system resetting. ● Do not inject any tire liquid or aerosol tire sealant into the tires, as this may cause a malfunction of the tire pressure sensors.6-2 In case of emergency ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 169. CHANGING A FLAT TIRE 5. Raise the hood to warn other traffic and to signal professional road assistance person-If you have a flat tire, follow the instructions be- nel that you need assistance.low. 6. Have all passengers get out of the vehicleStopping the vehicle and stand in a safe place, away from traffic and clear of the vehicle. 1. Safely move the vehicle off the road and away from traffic. WARNING 2. Turn on the hazard warning flashers. ● Make sure the parking brake is securely 3. Park on a level surface and apply the parking applied and the manual transmission is brake. Shift the manual transmission into R shifted into R (Reverse), or the auto- (Reverse), or the automatic transmission matic transmission into P (Park). into P (Park). ● Never change tires when the vehicle is WCE0044 on a slope, ice or slippery areas. This is WARNING hazardous. Blocking wheels● The transfer control lever must ● Never change tires if oncoming traffic is Place suitable blocks ᭺ at both the front and 1 be in the 2H, 4H or 4L position. close to your vehicle. Wait for profes- back of the wheel diagonally opposite the flat tire● Do not leave the transfer control lever in sional road assistance. ᭺ to prevent the vehicle from rolling when it is 2 the N (Neutral) position. Otherwise, the ● When a spare tire is mounted or a wheel jacked up. vehicle could roll unexpectedly even if is replaced, the low tire pressure warn- the manual transmission is in any gear ing system will not function. Contact WARNING or the automatic transmission is in the your NISSAN dealer as soon possible Be sure to block the wheel as the vehicle P (Park) position. This could result in for tire replacement and/or system re- may move and result in personal injury. serious personal injury or property setting. (For models with the low tire damage. pressure warning system) 4. Turn off the engine. In case of emergency 6-3 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 170. WCE0064 LCE0069 WCE0065 Type A Type B For Crew Cab models: Getting the spare tire and tools ● Tilt the rear bench seat forward. For King Cab models: ● Remove the jack, jack rod, and tool case lo- ● Move the driver’s seatback fully forward. cated behind the rear bench seat. ● Remove the jack and wheel nut wrench from All models: the tool case located behind the driver’s seat. 1. Fit the square end of the jack rod into the ● Remove the jack rod located behind the driv- square hole of the wheel nut wrench to form er’s seat. a handle. 2. Find the oval-shaped opening under the middle of the tailgate. Pass the T-shaped end of the jack rod through the opening and direct it toward the spare tire winch, located directly above the spare tire.6-4 In case of emergency ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 171. 4. Once the spare tire is completely lowered, reach under the vehicle, remove the retainer chain, and carefully slide the tire from under the rear of the vehicle. WCE0060 Type A Removing wheel cover CAUTION Do not use your hands to pry off wheel caps or wheel covers. Doing so could re- sult in personal injury. WCE0070 Remove the wheel cover as follows:3. Seat the T-shaped end of the jack rod into the T-shaped opening of the spare tire Use caution not to scratch the wheel cover or wheel surface. winch. Apply pressure to keep the jack rod engaged in the spare tire winch and turn the jack rod counterclockwise to lower the spare tire. In case of emergency 6-5 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 172. ● Use the correct jack-up points. Never use any other part of the vehicle for jack support. ● Never jack up the vehicle more than necessary. ● Never use blocks on or under the jack. ● Do not start or run the engine while vehicle is on the jack. It may cause the vehicle to move. This is especially true for vehicles with limited slip differential carriers. ● Do not allow passengers to stay in the WCE0071 WCE0061 vehicle while it is on the jack. Type B Front ● Never run the engine with a wheel(s) offType A: Jacking up vehicle and removing the the ground. It may cause the vehicle toFirmly grasp the center wheel cap and turn either damaged tire move.clockwise or counterclockwise to remove.Type B: WARNING ● Never get under the vehicle while it is 1. Wrap the end of a screwdriver with a cloth. supported only by the jack. 2. Pry the center wheel cap off by pushing on ● Use only the jack provided with your the handle of the screwdriver in the direction vehicle to lift the vehicle. Do not use the shown. jack provided with your vehicle on other vehicles. The jack is designed for lifting only your vehicle during a tire change.6-6 In case of emergency ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/17/03—tmchalpi ੭
  • 173. WCE0072 WCE0073 WCE0361Rear (4–wheel drive models) Rear (2-wheel drive models) Rear (15 inch wheel alternate jack-up point) Always refer to the proper illustrations for the 2. Place the jack directly under the jack-up correct placement and jack-up points for your point as illustrated so the top of the jack specific vehicle model and jack type. contacts the vehicle at the jack-up point. Carefully read the caution label attached to ● Under some conditions there will not be suffi- the jack body and the following instruc- cient clearance to use the primary rear jacking tions. point on vehicles equipped with 15 inch 1. Loosen each wheel nut one or two turns by wheels. If this occurs, use the alternate jack-up turning counterclockwise with the wheel nut point for vehicles equipped with 15 inch wrench. Do not remove the wheel nuts wheels. When using the alternate jack-up until the tire is off the ground. point, position the jack on the axle as close as possible to the tire that needs to be changed. The jack should be used on firm and level ground. In case of emergency 6-7 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 02/25/03—marlene ੭
  • 174. 3. To lift the vehicle, securely hold the jack lever 4. Lower the vehicle slowly until the tire and rod. Carefully raise the vehicle until the touches the ground. Then, with the wheel tire clears the ground. nut wrench, tighten the wheel nuts securely● When using alternate rear jack-up point for 15 in the sequence illustrated. Lower the ve- inch wheels, raise the vehicle so that the tire is hicle completely. no more than 2 inches (50 mm) off the ground. WARNING 4. Remove the wheel nuts and then remove the tire. ● Incorrect wheel nuts or improperly tightened wheel nuts can cause the wheel to become loose or come off. This could cause an accident. ● Do not use oil or grease on the wheel studs or nuts. This could cause the nuts WCE0063 to become loose. Installing the spare tire ● Retighten the wheel nuts when the ve- hicle has been driven for 600 miles The spare tire is designed for emergency (1,000 km) (also in cases of a flat tire, use. See specific instructions under the etc.). heading “Wheels and tires” in the “Mainte- nance and do-it-yourself” section of this As soon as possible, tighten the wheel nuts manual. to the specified torque with a torque wrench. 1. Clean any mud or dirt from the surface be- tween the wheel and hub. Wheel nut tightening torque: 98 ft-lb (133 N·m) 2. Carefully put the spare tire on and tighten the wheel nuts finger tight. The wheel nuts must be kept tightened to specification at all times. It is recom- 3. With the wheel nut wrench, tighten wheel mended that wheel nuts be tightened to nuts alternately and evenly as illustrated until specifications at each lubrication interval. they are tight.6-8 In case of emergency ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 02/25/03—betty ੭
  • 175. JUMP STARTINGAdjust tire pressure to the COLD pressure. To start your engine with a booster battery, the ● Whenever working on or near a battery, instructions and precautions below must be fol- always wear suitable eye protectors (forCOLD pressure: After vehicle has beenparked for three hours or more or driven lowed. example, goggles or industrial safetyless than 1 mile (1.6 km). spectacles) and remove rings, metal WARNING bands, or any other jewelry. Do not leanCOLD tire pressures are shown on the tire over the battery when jump starting.placard affixed to the inside of the glove ● If done incorrectly, jump starting canbox lid. lead to a battery explosion, resulting in ● Do not attempt to jump start a frozen severe injury or death. It could also battery. It could explode and cause se- 5. Securely store the flat tire and jacking equip- damage your vehicle. rious injury. ment in the vehicle. ● Explosive hydrogen gas is always ● Your vehicle has an automatic engine present in the vicinity of the battery. cooling fan. It could come on at any WARNING Keep all sparks and flames away from time. Keep hands and other objects● Always make sure that the spare tire the battery. away from it. and jacking equipment are properly se- ● Do not allow battery fluid to come into cured after use. Such items can become contact with eyes, skin, clothing or dangerous projectiles in an accident or painted surfaces. Battery fluid is a cor- sudden stop. rosive sulfuric acid solution which can● The spare tire is designed for emer- cause severe burns. If the fluid should gency use. See specific instructions un- come into contact with anything, imme- der the heading “Wheels and tires” in diately flush the contacted area with the “Maintenance and do-it-yourself” water. section of this manual. ● Keep battery out of the reach of children. CAUTION ● The booster battery must be rated at 12Be sure to center the spare tire suspend- volts. Use of an improperly rated batterying plate on the wheel and then lift the can damage your vehicle.spare tire. In case of emergency 6-9 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 02/25/03—betty ੭
  • 176. CAUTION ● Always connect positive (ϩ) to positive (ϩ) and negative (Ϫ) to body ground (for example, strut mounting bolt, engine lift bracket, etc.) — not to the battery. ● Make sure the jumper cables do not touch moving parts in the engine com- partment and that the cable clamps do not contact any other metal. 5. Start the engine of the booster vehicle and let it run for a few minutes. 6. Keep the engine speed of the booster ve- WCE0066 hicle at about 2,000 rpm, and start the en- gine of the vehicle being jump started. 2. Apply the parking brake. Move the shift lever WARNING to N (Neutral) (manual transmission) or to PAlways follow the instructions below. (Park) (automatic transmission). Switch off WARNINGFailure to do so could result in damage to all unnecessary electrical systems (lights, Do not keep the starter motor engaged forthe charging system and cause personal heater, air conditioner, etc.). more than 10 seconds. If the engine doesinjury. not start right away, turn the key off and 3. Remove vent caps on the battery (if so wait 3 to 4 seconds before trying again. 1. If the booster battery is in another vehicle, equipped). Cover the battery with an old position the two vehicles to bring their bat- cloth to reduce explosion hazard. 7. After starting the engine, carefully discon- teries near each other. nect the negative cable and then the positive 4. Connect jumper cables in the sequence il- cable. Do not allow the two vehicles to touch. lustrated (᭺, ᭺, ᭺, ᭺). A B C D 8. Replace the vent caps (if so equipped). Be sure to dispose of the cloth used to cover the vent holes as it may be contaminated with corrosive acid.6-10 In case of emergency ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 177. PUSH STARTING IF YOUR VEHICLE OVERHEATS If your vehicle is overheating (indicated by an 3. If engine overheating is caused by climbing a WARNING extremely high temperature gauge reading), or if long hill on a hot day, run the engine at a fast● Automatic transmission models cannot you feel a lack of engine power, detect abnormal idle (approximately 1,500 r/min) until the be push-started or tow-started. This noise, etc. take the following steps. temperature gauge indicator returns to nor- may cause transmission or other ve- mal. hicle damage. WARNING 4. Get out of the vehicle. Look and listen for● Three-way catalyst equipped models ● Do not continue to drive if your vehicle steam or coolant escaping from the radiator should not be started by pushing. The overheats. Doing so could cause a ve- before opening the hood. Wait until no three-way catalyst may be damaged. hicle fire. steam or coolant can be seen before pro-● Never try to start the vehicle by towing ● To avoid the danger of being scalded, ceeding. it. When the engine starts, the forward never remove the radiator cap while the surge could cause the vehicle to collide 5. Open the engine hood. engine is still hot. When the radiator with the tow vehicle. cap is removed, pressurized hot water WARNING will spurt out, possibly causing serious injury. If steam or water is coming from the en- gine, stand clear to prevent getting ● Do not open the hood if steam is com- burned. ing out. 6. Visually check drive belts for damage or 1. Move the vehicle safely off the road, apply looseness. Also check if the cooling fan is the parking brake and move the shift lever to running. The radiator hoses and radiator N (Neutral) (manual transmission) or to P should not leak water. If coolant is leaking, (Park) (automatic transmission). the water pump belt is missing or loose, or Do not stop the engine. the cooling fan does not run, stop the en- gine. 2. Turn off the air conditioner (if so equipped). Open all the windows, move the heater or air conditioner temperature control to maximum hot and fan control to high speed. In case of emergency 6-11 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 178. TOWING YOUR VEHICLE When towing your vehicle, all State (Provincial in WARNING Canada) and local regulations for towing must beBe careful not to allow your hands, hair, followed. Incorrect towing equipment could dam-jewelry or clothing to come into contact age your vehicle. Towing instructions are avail-with, or get caught in, engine belts or the able from a NISSAN dealer. Local service opera-engine cooling fan. The engine cooling tors are generally familiar with the applicable lawsfan can start at any time when the coolant and procedures for towing. To assure propertemperature is high. towing and to prevent accidental damage to your vehicle, NISSAN recommends having a service 7. After the engine cools down, check the cool- operator tow your vehicle. It is advisable to have ant level in the reservoir tank with the engine the service operator carefully read the following running. Add coolant to the reservoir tank if precautions: necessary. Have your vehicle repaired at a NISSAN dealer. WARNING ● Never ride in a vehicle that is being towed. ● Never get under your vehicle after it has been lifted by a tow truck. CAUTION ● When towing, make sure that the trans- mission, axles, steering system and ACE1019 powertrain are in working condition. If any unit is damaged, dollies must be used. ● Always attach safety chains before towing.6-12 In case of emergency ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 179. TOWING RECOMMENDED BY – Turn the ignition key to the OFF posi-NISSAN tion, and secure the steering wheel in a straight-ahead position with a rope orTwo-wheel drive models similar device. Never secure the steer- ing wheel by turning the ignition key toNISSAN recommends that your vehicle be towed the LOCK position. This may damagewith the driving (rear) wheels off the ground or the steering lock mechanism.place the vehicle on a flat bed truck as illustrated. ● If you have to tow manual transmission CAUTION models with the rear wheels on the ground (if you do not use towing dol-● Never tow automatic transmission lies) or four wheels on the ground: models with the rear wheels on the ground or four wheels on the ground ● Always release the parking brake. (forward or backward), as this may ● Move the transmission shift lever to cause serious and expensive damage to the N (Neutral) position. the transmission. If it is necessary to tow the vehicle with the front wheels ● Observe the following restricted tow- raised always use towing dollies under ing speeds and distances for manual the rear wheels. transmission models only:● When towing automatic or manual Speed: Below 60 MPH (97 km/h) transmission models with the front Distance: Less than 500 miles (805 wheels on the ground or on towing km) dollies: ACE0705 If the speed or distance must necessarily be greater, remove the propeller shaft before towing Four-wheel drive models to prevent damage to the transmission. NISSAN recommends that towing dollies be used when towing your vehicle or place the ve- hicle on a flat bed truck as illustrated. In case of emergency 6-13 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 180. CAUTION ● If you have to tow manual transmission VEHICLE RECOVERY (freeing a stuck models with the rear wheels on the vehicle)● Never tow automatic transmission ground (if you do not use towing dol- models with the rear wheels on the lies) or four wheels on the ground: ground or four wheels on the ground, as WARNING this may cause serious and expensive ● To disengage auto-lock free- running ● Stand clear of a stuck vehicle. damage to the transmission. If it is nec- hubs see the “Starting and driving” section for details. ● Do not spin your tires at high speed. essary to tow the vehicle with the front This could cause them to explode and wheels raised always use towing dollies ● Move the transfer case shift lever to result in serious injury. Parts of your under the rear wheels. the 2H position. vehicle could also overheat and be● When towing automatic or manual ● Move the transmission shift lever to damaged. transmission models with the front the N (Neutral) position. wheels on the ground or on towing CAUTION dollies: ● Always release the parking brake. ● Tow chains or cables must be attached ● To disengage auto-lock free- running ● Observe the following restricted tow- only to the main structural members of hubs see the “Starting and driving” ing speeds and distances for manual the vehicle. section for details. transmission models only: ● Pulling devices should be routed so ● Move the transfer case shift lever to Speed: Below 60 MPH (97 km/h) they do not touch any part of the sus- the 2H position. Distance: Less than 500 miles (805 pension, steering, brake or cooling ● Turn the ignition key to the OFF po- km) systems. sition, and secure the steering wheel ● Always pull the cable straight out from in a straight-ahead position with a If the speed or distance must necessarily be greater, remove the propeller shaft before towing the front or rear of the vehicle. Never rope or similar device. Never secure pull the vehicle at an angle. the steering wheel by turning the ig- to prevent damage to the transmission. nition key to the LOCK position. This ● Pulling devices such as ropes or canvas may damage the steering lock straps are not recommended for use in mechanism. vehicle towing or recovery.6-14 In case of emergency ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 181. FLAT TOWING To tow a vehicle equipped with an automatic transmission, an appropriate vehicle dolly MUSTTowing your vehicle with all four wheels on the be placed under the towed vehicle’s driveground is sometimes called flat towing. This wheels. Always follow the dolly manufacturer’smethod is sometimes used when towing a vehicle recommendations when using their product.behind a recreational vehicle, such as a motorhome. Manual Transmission CAUTION ● Always tow with the manual transmission in Neutral.● Failure to follow these guidelines can result in severe transmission damage. ● On four-wheel drive vehicles, place the trans- fer case in the 2H range. Failure to do so will● Whenever flat towing your vehicle, al- cause the powertrain to bind up. ways tow forward, never backward. ● After towing 500 miles, start and idle the en-Automatic Transmission gine with the transmission in Neutral for two minutes. Failure to idle the engine after every CAUTION 500 miles of towing may cause damage to the● DO NOT tow any automatic transmis- transmission’s internal parts. sion vehicle with all four wheels on the ground (flat towing). Doing so WILL DAMAGE internal transmission parts due to lack of transmission lubrication.● For emergency towing procedures refer to “Towing Recommended by Nissan” earlier in this chapter. In case of emergency 6-15 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 182. MEMO6-16 In case of emergency
  • 183. 7 Appearance and careCleaning exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2 Floor mats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-4 Washing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2 Seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-4 Waxing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2 Corrosion protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5 Removing spots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2 Most common factors contributing to vehicle Underbody . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3 corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5 Glass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3 Environmental factors influence the rate of Aluminum alloy wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3 corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5 Chrome parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3 To protect your vehicle from corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5Cleaning interior. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 184. CLEANING EXTERIORIn order to maintain the appearance of your ve- CAUTION WAXINGhicle, it is important to take proper care of it. ● Do not wash the vehicle with strong Regular waxing protects the paint surface andIn the following cases, please wash your vehicle household soap, strong chemical deter- helps retain new vehicle appearance. After wax-as soon as possible to protect the paint surface: gents, gasoline or solvents. ing, polishing is recommended to remove● after a rainfall to prevent possible damage from built-up residue and to avoid a “weathered” ap- ● Do not wash the vehicle in direct sun- acid rain. light or while the vehicle body is hot, as pearance. the surface may become water-spotted. A NISSAN dealer can assist you in choosing the● after driving on coastal roads. ● Avoid using tight-napped or rough proper product.● when contaminants such as soot, bird drop- cloths, such as washing mitts. Care pings, tree sap, metal particles or bugs get on ● Wax your vehicle only after a thorough wash- must be taken when removing ing. Follow the instructions supplied with the the paint surface. caked-on dirt or other foreign sub- wax.● when dust or mud builds up on the surface. stances so the paint surface is not scratched or damaged. ● Do not use a wax containing any abrasives,Whenever possible, store or park your vehicle cutting compounds or cleaners that may dam-inside a garage or in a covered area. Rinse the vehicle thoroughly with plenty of clean age the vehicle finish. water.When it is necessary to park outside, park in a ● If the surface does not polish easily, use ashady area or protect the vehicle with a body Inside flanges, seams and folds on the doors, hatches and hood are particularly vulnerable to “road tar” remover and wax again.cover. the effects of road salt. Therefore, these areas Machine compounding or aggressive polishingBe careful not to scratch the paint surface must be cleaned regularly. Take care that the on a base coat/clear coat paint finish may dull thewhen putting on or removing the body drain holes in the lower edge of the door are finish or leave swirl marks.cover. open. Spray water under the body and in the wheel wells to loosen the dirt and wash away REMOVING SPOTSWASHING road salt. Remove tar and oil spots, industrial dust, insects,Wash dirt off with a wet sponge and plenty of A damp chamois can be used to dry the vehicle to and tree sap as quickly as possible from thewater. Clean the vehicle thoroughly using a mild avoid water spots. surface of the paint to avoid lasting damage orsoap, a special vehicle soap or general purpose staining. Special cleaning products are availabledishwashing liquid mixed with clean, lukewarm at a NISSAN dealer or any automotive accessory(never hot) water. store.7-2 Appearance and care ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 185. CLEANING INTERIORUNDERBODY ALUMINUM ALLOY WHEELS Occasionally remove loose dust from the interior trim, plastic parts and seats using a vacuumIn areas where road salt is used in winter, it is Wash the wheels regularly, especially during win- cleaner or soft brush. Wipe the vinyl and leathernecessary to clean the underbody regularly in ter months in areas where road salt is used. If not surfaces with a clean, soft cloth dampened inorder to prevent dirt and salt from building up and removed, road salt could discolor the wheels. mild soap solution, then wipe clean with a dry,causing the acceleration of corrosion on the un- soft cloth. Before using any fabric protector, readderbody and suspension. Before the winter pe- CHROME PARTS the manufacturer’s recommendations. Some fab-riod and again in the spring, the underseal must Clean all chrome parts regularly with a non- ric protectors contain chemicals that may stain orbe checked and, if necessary, retreated. abrasive chrome polish to maintain the finish. bleach the seat material.GLASS Use a cloth dampened only with water to clean the meter and gauge lens.Use glass cleaner to remove smoke and dust filmfrom the glass surfaces. It is normal for glass tobecome coated with a film after the vehicle is CAUTIONparked in the hot sun. Glass cleaner and a soft ● Never use benzine, thinner or any simi-cloth will easily remove this film. lar material. ● The leather seats should be regularly CAUTION coated with a leather wax like saddleWhen cleaning the inside of the windows, soap. Never use car wax.do not use sharp-edged tools, abrasive ● Never use fabric protectors unless rec-cleaners or chlorine-based disinfectant ommended by the manufacturer.cleaners. They could damage the electri-cal conductors, radio antenna elements or ● Do not use glass or plastic cleaner onrear window defroster elements. meter or gauge lens covers. It may dam- age the lens cover. Appearance and care 7-3 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 186. FLOOR MATS SEAT BELTSThe use of genuine NISSAN floor mats can ex- The seat belts can be cleaned by wiping themtend the life of your vehicle carpet and make it with a sponge dampened in a mild soap solution.easier to clean the interior. No matter what Allow the belts to dry completely in the shademats are used, be sure they are fitted for before using them. See “Seat belt maintenance”your vehicle and are properly positioned in in the “Seats, restraints and supplemental air bagthe footwell to prevent interference with systems” section of this manual.pedal operation. Mats should be maintainedwith regular cleaning and replaced if they be- WARNINGcome excessively worn. Do not allow wet seat belts to roll up in the retractor. NEVER use bleach, dye or chemical solvents to clean the seat belts, since these materials may severely WAI0006 weaken the seat belt webbing. Floor mat positioning aid (driver’s side only) This vehicle includes a front floor mat bracket to act as a floor mat positioning aid. NISSAN floor mats have been specially designed for your ve- hicle model. The driver’s side floor mat has a grommet hole incorporated in it. Position the mat by placing the floor mat bracket hook through the floor mat grommet hole while centering the mat in the footwell. Periodically check to make certain the mats are properly positioned.7-4 Appearance and care ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 187. CORROSION PROTECTIONMOST COMMON FACTORS ● where road salt is used. CAUTIONCONTRIBUTING TO VEHICLE Temperature ● NEVER remove dirt, sand or other de-CORROSION High temperatures accelerate the rate of corro- bris from the passenger compartment 1. The accumulation of moisture-retaining dirt sion to those parts which are not well ventilated. by washing it out with a hose. Remove and debris in body panel sections, cavities, dirt with a vacuum cleaner or broom. Air pollution and other areas. ● Never allow water or other liquids to Industrial pollution, the presence of salt in the air come in contact with electronic compo- 2. Damage to paint and other protective coat- in coastal areas, or heavy road salt use acceler- nents inside the vehicle as this may ings caused by gravel and stone chips or ates the corrosion process. Road salt also accel- damage them. minor traffic accidents. erates the disintegration of paint surfaces. Chemicals used for road surface de-icing areENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS TO PROTECT YOUR VEHICLE extremely corrosive. They accelerate corrosionINFLUENCE THE RATE OF FROM CORROSION and deterioration of underbody componentsCORROSION such as the exhaust system, fuel and brake lines, ● Wash and wax your vehicle often to keep the brake cables, floor pan and fenders.Moisture vehicle clean. In winter, the underbody must be cleanedAccumulation of sand, dirt and water on the ve- ● Always check for minor damage to the paint periodically.hicle body underside can accelerate corrosion. and repair it as soon as possible. For additional protection against rust and corro-Wet floor coverings will not dry completely inside ● Keep drain holes at the bottom of the doors sion, which may be required in some areas, con-the vehicle, and should be removed for drying to and tailgate open to avoid water accumulation. sult a NISSAN dealer.avoid floor panel corrosion.Relative humidity ● Check the underbody and inside the pick-up box. If any sand, dirt or salt is accumulated,Corrosion will be accelerated: wash it off with water as soon as possible.● in areas of high relative humidity.● in areas where the temperatures stay above freezing.● where atmospheric pollution exists. Appearance and care 7-5 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 188. MEMO7-6 Appearance and care
  • 189. 8 Maintenance and do-it-yourselfMaintenance requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2 Spark plugs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-21General maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2 Replacing spark plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-21 Explanation of general maintenance items . . . . . . . . . 8-2 Air cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-23Maintenance precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-5 In-cabin Microfilter (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-23Engine compartment check locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-6 Windshield wiper blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-26Engine cooling system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9 Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-26 Checking engine coolant level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9 Replacing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-26 Changing engine coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-10 Parking brake and brake pedal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-27Engine oil. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-10 Checking parking brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-27 Checking engine oil level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-10 Checking brake pedal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-27 Changing engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-11 Brake booster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-28 Changing engine oil filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-13 Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-29Automatic transmission fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-14 Passenger compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-29 Temperature conditions for checking. . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-14 Keyfob battery replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-30Power steering fluid. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-15 Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-31Brake and clutch fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-16 Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-31 Brake fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-16 Fog lights (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-32 Clutch fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-17 Exterior and interior lights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-34Window washer fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-17 Wheels and tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-37 Window washer fluid reservoir . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-17 Tire pressure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-37Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-18 Types of tires. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-37 Jump starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-19 Tire chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-38Drive belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-20 Changing wheels and tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-39 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 190. MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS GENERAL MAINTENANCEYour new NISSAN has been designed to have Performing general maintenance checks requires During the normal day-to-day operation of theminimum maintenance requirements with longer minimal mechanical skill and only a few general vehicle, general maintenance should be per-service intervals to save you both time and automotive tools. formed regularly as prescribed in this section. Ifmoney. However, some day-to-day and regular These checks or inspections can be done by you, you detect any unusual sounds, vibrations ormaintenance is essential to maintain your NIS- a qualified technician, or, if you prefer, a NISSAN smells, be sure to check for the cause or have aSAN’s good mechanical condition, as well as its dealer. NISSAN dealer do it promptly. In addition, youemission and engine performance. should notify a NISSAN dealer if you think that Where to go for service repairs are required.It is the owner’s responsibility to make sure thatthe scheduled maintenance, as well as general If maintenance service is required or your vehicle When performing any checks or maintenancemaintenance, is performed. appears to malfunction, have the systems work, closely observe the “Maintenance precau- checked and corrected by a NISSAN dealer.As the vehicle owner, you are the only one who tions” later in this section.can ensure that your vehicle receives proper NISSAN technicians are well-trained specialistsmaintenance. You are a vital link in the mainte- who are kept up-to-date with the latest service EXPLANATION OF GENERALnance chain. information through technical bulletins, service MAINTENANCE ITEMS tips, and in-dealership training programs. TheyScheduled maintenance are completely qualified to work on NISSAN ve- Additional information on the following hicles before they work on your vehicle, rather items with “*” is found later in this section.For your convenience, both required and optionalscheduled maintenance items are described and than after they have worked on it. Outside the vehiclelisted in your “NISSAN Service and Maintenance You can be confident that a NISSAN dealer’sGuide.” You must refer to that guide to ensure The maintenance items listed here should be service department performs the best job to meetthat necessary maintenance is performed on your performed from time to time, unless otherwise the maintenance requirements on your vehicle —NISSAN at regular intervals. in a reliable and economic way. specified.General maintenance Tires* Check the pressure with a gauge at least once a month and always prior to long distanceGeneral maintenance includes those items which trips. If necessary, adjust the pressure in all tires,should be checked during normal day-to-day op- including the spare, to the pressure specified.eration of the vehicle. They are essential if yourvehicle is to continue to operate properly. It is Check carefully for damage, cuts or excessiveyour responsibility to perform these maintenance wear.procedures regularly as prescribed.8-2 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 191. Wheel nuts* When checking the tires, make hinges, latches, latch pins, rollers and links as Windshield defroster Check that the airsure no wheel nuts are missing, and check for any necessary. Make sure that the secondary latch comes out of the defroster outlets properly and inloose wheel nuts. Tighten if necessary. keeps the hood from opening when the primary sufficient quantity when operating the heater or latch is released. air conditioner.Tire rotation* Tires should be rotated every7,500 miles (12,000 km). When driving in areas using road salt or other Steering wheel Check for changes in the steer- corrosive materials, check lubrication frequently. ing system, such as excessive freeplay, hardWheel alignment and balance If the vehicle steering or strange noises.should pull to either side while driving on a Lights* Clean the headlights on a regular basis.straight and level road, or if you detect uneven or Make sure that the headlights, stop lights, tail Seats Check seat position controls such as seatabnormal tire wear, there may be a need for wheel lights, turn signal lights, and other lights are all adjusters, seatback recliner, etc. to ensure theyalignment. operating properly and installed securely. Also operate smoothly and all latches lock securely in check headlight aim. every position. Check that the head restraintsIf the steering wheel or seat vibrates at normal move up and down smoothly and the locks (if sohighway speeds, wheel balancing may be Inside the vehicle equipped) hold securely in all latched positions.needed. The maintenance items listed here should be Seat belts Check that all parts of the seat belt● For additional information regarding tires, refer checked on a regular basis, such as when per- system (for example, buckles, anchors, adjusters to “Important Tire Safety Information” (US) or forming periodic maintenance, cleaning the ve- and retractors) operate properly and smoothly, “Tire Safety Information” (Canada) in the War- hicle, etc. ranty Information Booklet . and are installed securely. Check the belt web- Additional information on the following bing for cuts, fraying, wear or damage.Windshield Clean the windshield on a regular items with an “*” is found later in this sec-basis. Check the windshield at least every six Accelerator pedal Check the pedal for smooth tion. operation and make sure the pedal does not bindmonths for cracks or other damage. Have a dam-aged windshield repaired by a qualified repair Warning lights and chimes Make sure all or require uneven effort. Keep the floor mat awayfacility. warning lights and chimes are operating properly. from the pedal.Windshield wiper blades* Check for cracks or Windshield wiper and washer* Check that Clutch pedal* Make sure the pedal operateswear if they do not wipe properly. the wipers and washer operate properly and that smoothly and check that it has the proper free the wipers do not streak. travel.Doors, hood and tailgate Check that thedoors, hood and tailgate operate properly. Also Brakes Check that the brakes do not pull theensure that all latches lock securely. Lubricate vehicle to one side when applied. Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-3 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 192. Brake pedal and booster* Check the pedal for Brake and clutch fluid levels* Make sure that exhaust fumes, immediately have the exhaustsmooth operation and make sure it has the proper the brake and clutch fluid level is between the system inspected by a NISSAN dealer. See thedistance under it when depressed fully. Check MIN and MAX lines on the reservoir. carbon monoxide warning in the “Starting andthe brake booster function. Be certain to keep the driving” section of this manual. Power steering fluid level* and lines Checkfloor mat away from the pedal. Underbody The underbody is frequently ex- the level when the fluid is cold, with the engineParking brake* Check that the pedal has the off. Check the lines for proper attachment, leaks, posed to corrosive substances such as thoseproper travel and confirm that your vehicle is held cracks, etc. used on icy roads or to control dust. It is verysecurely on a fairly steep hill with only the parking important to remove these substances from the Automatic transmission fluid level* Check underbody, otherwise rust may form on the floorbrake applied. the level after putting the selector lever in P with pan, frame, fuel lines and exhaust system. At theAutomatic transmission P (Park) position the engine idling at operating temperature. end of winter, the underbody should be thor-mechanism Check that the lock release button oughly flushed with plain water, in those areas Engine coolant level* Check the coolant level where mud and dirt may have accumulated. Seeon the shift selector lever operates properly and when the engine is cold. the “Appearance and care” section of thissmoothly. On a fairly steep hill check that yourvehicle is held securely with the selector lever in Radiator and hoses Check the front of the manual.the P position without applying any brakes. radiator and clean off any dirt, insects, leaves, Fluid leaks Check under the vehicle for fuel, oil, etc., that may have accumulated. Make sure the water or other fluid leaks after the vehicle hasUnder the hood and vehicle hoses have no cracks, deformation, rot or loose been parked for a while. Water dripping from theThe maintenance items listed here should be connections. air conditioner after use is normal. If you shouldchecked periodically (for example, each time you Engine drive belts* Make sure the drive belts notice any leaks or if gasoline fumes are evident,check the engine oil or refuel). are not frayed, worn, cracked or oily. check for the cause and have it corrected imme- diately.Windshield washer fluid* Check that there is Battery* Check the fluid level in each cell. Itadequate fluid in the reservoir. should be between the MAX and MIN lines. Ve- hicles operated in high temperatures or underEngine oil level* Check the level after parking severe conditions require frequent checks of thethe vehicle on a level surface with the engine off. battery fluid level.Wait more than 10 minutes for the oil to drainback into the oil pan. Exhaust system Make sure there are no loose supports, cracks or holes. If the sound of the exhaust seems unusual or there is a smell of8-4 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 193. MAINTENANCE PRECAUTIONSWhen performing any inspection or maintenance ● It is advisable to secure or remove any CAUTIONwork on your vehicle, always take care to prevent loose clothing and remove any jewelry,serious accidental injury to yourself or damage to such as rings, watches, etc. before ● Do not work under the hood while thethe vehicle. The following are general precau- working on your vehicle. engine is hot. Turn the engine off andtions which should be closely observed. wait until it cools down. ● Always wear eye protection whenever you work on your vehicle. ● Avoid contact with used engine oil and WARNING coolant. Improperly disposed engine ● If you must run the engine in an en- oil, engine coolant and/or other vehicle● Park the vehicle on a level surface, ap- closed space such as a garage, be sure fluids can damage the environment. Al- ply the parking brake securely and there is proper ventilation for exhaust ways conform to local regulations for block the wheels to prevent the vehicle gases to escape. disposal of vehicle fluid. from moving. For manual transmission models, move the shift lever to N (Neu- ● Never get under the vehicle while it is This “Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section tral). For automatic transmission mod- supported only by a jack. If it is neces- gives instructions regarding only those items els, move the selector lever to P (Park). sary to work under the vehicle, support which are relatively easy for an owner to perform. it with safety stands.● Be sure the ignition key is in the OFF or A genuine NISSAN service manual is also avail- LOCK position when performing any ● Keep smoking materials, flame and able. See “Owner’s Manual/Service Manual or- parts replacement or repairs. sparks away from the fuel tank and der information” in the “Technical and consumer battery. information” section of this manual.● Never leave the engine or automatic transmission related component har- ● On gasoline engine models with the You should be aware that incomplete or improper nesses disconnected while the ignition multiport fuel injection (MFI) system, servicing may result in operating difficulties or switch is in the ON position. the fuel filter or fuel lines should be excessive emissions, and could affect warranty serviced by a NISSAN dealer because coverage. If in doubt about any servicing,● Never connect or disconnect the battery the fuel lines are under high pressure have it done by a NISSAN dealer. or any transistorized component while even when the engine is off. the ignition switch is in the ON position.● If you must work with the engine run- ning, keep your hands, clothing, hair and tools away from moving fans, belts and any other moving parts. Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-5 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 194. ENGINE COMPARTMENT CHECKLOCATIONS KA24DE engine 1. Power steering fluid reservoir 2. Automatic transmission fluid dipstick (A/T model) 3. Air cleaner 4. Engine oil filler cap 5. Engine oil dipstick 6. Brake fluid reservoir 7. Clutch fluid reservoir (M/T model) 8. Windshield washer fluid reservoir 9. Radiator cap 10. Coolant reservoir 11. Battery WDI00878-6 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 195. VG33E engine 1. Fuse/fusible link holder 2. Power steering fluid reservoir 3. Automatic transmission fluid dipstick (A/T model) 4. Brake fluid reservoir 5. Clutch fluid reservoir (M/T model) 6. Air cleaner 7. Windshield washer fluid reservoir 8. Engine oil dipstick 9. Radiator cap 10. Engine oil filler cap 11. Coolant reservoir 12. Battery WDI0269 Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-7੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22)Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna)01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 196. VG33ER engine 1. Fuse/fusible link holder 2. Power steering fluid reservoir 3. Automatic transmission fluid dipstick (A/T model) 4. Supercharger 5. Brake fluid reservoir 6. Air cleaner 7. Windshield washer fluid reservoir 8. Engine oil dipstick 9. Radiator cap 10. Engine oil filler cap 11. Coolant reservoir 12. Battery WDI02708-8 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 197. ENGINE COOLING SYSTEMThe engine cooling system is filled at the factory CAUTIONwith a high-quality, year-round, anti-freeze cool-ant solution. The anti-freeze solution contains When adding or replacing coolant, be surerust and corrosion inhibitors; therefore, additional to use only a Genuine Nissan Anti-Freezeengine cooling system additives are not neces- coolant (green) or equivalent with thesary. proper mixture ratio of 50% anti-freeze and 50% demineralized or distilled water. WARNING The use of other types of coolant solu- tions or coolant colors, such as orange,● Never remove the radiator cap when the may damage the engine cooling system. engine is hot. Wait until the engine and radiator cool down. Serious burns could be caused by high pressure fluid escaping from the radiator. See precau- tions in “If your vehicle overheats” WDI0271 found in the “In case of emergency” section of this manual. CHECKING ENGINE COOLANT● The radiator is equipped with a pres- LEVEL sure type radiator cap. To prevent en- Check the coolant level in the reservoir when gine damage, use only a genuine the engine is cold. If the coolant level is below NISSAN radiator cap. the MIN level, add coolant to the MAX level. If the reservoir is empty, check the coolant level in the radiator when the engine is cold. If there is Outside temperature Genuine Demineral- insufficient coolant in the radiator, fill the radiator down to NISSAN ized or dis- with coolant up to the filler opening and also add Anti-freeze tilled water it to the reservoir up to the MAX level. °C °F coolant or If the cooling system frequently requires equivalent coolant, have it checked by a NISSAN -35 -30 50% 50% dealer. Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-9 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 198. ENGINE OILCHANGING ENGINE COOLANTA NISSAN dealer can change the engine coolant.The service procedure can be found in theNISSAN Service Manual.Improper servicing can result in reducedheater performance and engine overheat-ing. WARNING● To avoid the danger of being scalded, never change the coolant when the en- gine is hot.● Never remove the radiator cap when the WDI0272 WDI0273 engine is hot. Serious burns could be KA24DE engine VG33E/VG33ER engine caused by high pressure fluid escaping CHECKING ENGINE OIL LEVEL 3. Turn off the engine. Wait more than 10 from the radiator. minutes for the oil to drain back into 1. Park the vehicle on a level surface and apply the oil pan.● Avoid direct skin contact with used the parking brake. coolant. If skin contact is made, wash 4. Remove the dipstick and wipe it clean. Re- thoroughly with soap or hand cleaner 2. Start the engine and let it idle until it reaches insert it all the way. as soon as possible. operating temperature. 5. Remove the dipstick again and check the oil● Keep coolant out of the reach of chil- level. It should be between the H (High) and dren and pets. L (Low) marks. This is the normal operatingEngine coolant must be disposed of properly. oil level range. If the oil level is below the LCheck your local regulations. (Low) mark, remove the oil filler cap and pour recommended oil through the opening. Do not overfill.8-10 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 199. WDI0175 WDI0274 WDI0275 VG33E/VG33ER engine KA24DE engine KA24DE engine CHANGING ENGINE OIL 6. Recheck oil level with the dipstick. 1. Park the vehicle on a level surface and applyIt is normal to add some oil between oil the parking brake.maintenance intervals or during thebreak-in period, depending on the severity 2. Start the engine and let it idle until it reachesof operating conditions. operating temperature, then turn it off. 3. Remove the oil filler cap by turning it coun- CAUTION terclockwise.Oil level should be checked regularly. Op- 4. Place a large drain pan under the drain plug.erating the engine with an insufficientamount of oil can damage the engine, andsuch damage is not covered by warranty. Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-11 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 200. ● Try to avoid direct skin contact with specifications for reference only. Always use used oil. If skin contact is made, wash the dipstick to determine when the proper thoroughly with soap or hand cleaner amount of oil is in the engine. as soon as possible. 8. Start the engine. Check for leakage around ● Keep used engine oil out of reach of the drain plug and oil filter. Correct as re- children. quired. 9. Turn the engine off and wait more than 10 CAUTION minutes. Check the oil level with the dipstick. Add engine oil if necessary. Be careful not to burn yourself. The engine oil may be hot. ● Waste oil must be disposed of properly. WDI0276 ● Check your local regulations. VG33E/VG33ER engine 6. Clean and reinstall the drain plug and a new 5. Remove the drain plug with a wrench by washer. Securely tighten the drain plug with turning it counterclockwise and completely a wrench. Do not use excessive force. drain the oil. Drain plug tightening torque: If the oil filter is to be changed, remove and 22 - 29 ft-lb (29 - 39 N·m) replace it at this time. See “Changing engine 7. Refill engine with recommended oil through oil filter” later in this section. the oil filler opening, then install the oil filler cap securely. WARNING See “Capacities and recommended● Prolonged and repeated contact with fuel/lubricants” in the “Technical and con- used engine oil may cause skin cancer. sumer information” section of this manual for drain and refill capacity. The drain and refill capacity depends on the oil temperature and drain time. Use these8-12 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 201. 7. Coat the gasket on the new filter with clean engine oil. 8. Screw on the oil filter until a slight resistance is felt, then tighten an additional 2/3 turn. 9. Start the engine and check for leakage around the oil filter. Correct as required. 10. Turn the engine off and wait more than 10 minutes. Check the oil level. Add engine oil if necessary. 11. Install the splash shield. WDI0277 WDI0278 KA24DE engine VG33E/VG33ER engineCHANGING ENGINE OIL FILTER CAUTION1. Park the vehicle on a level surface and apply Be careful not to burn yourself. The engine the parking brake. oil may be hot.2. Turn the engine off. 5. Loosen the oil filter with an oil filter wrench.3. Remove the splash shield. Then remove the oil filter by turning it by hand. ● Remove the six push pins. 6. Wipe the engine oil filter mounting surface ● Remove the six bolts and the splash shield. with a clean rag.4. Place a large drain pan under the oil filter. Be sure to remove any old gasket material remaining on the mounting surface of the engine. Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-13 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 202. AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID WARNING● When the engine is running, keep hands, jewelry and clothing away from any moving parts such as the cooling fan and drive belts.● Automatic transmission fluid is poison- ous and should be stored carefully in marked containers out of the reach of children. WDI0279 WDI0280 KA24DE engine VG33E/VG33ER engine TEMPERATURE CONDITIONS FOR ● The fluid can be checked at fluid temperatures CHECKING of 86 - 122°F (30 - 50°C) using the COLD range on the dipstick after the engine is ● The fluid level should be checked using the warmed up and before driving. However, the HOT range on the dipstick after the following fluid should be re-checked using the HOT conditions have been met: range. – The engine should be warmed up to op- 1. Park the vehicle on a level surface and set erating temperature. the parking brake. – The vehicle should be driven at least 5 2. Start the engine and then move the shift minutes. selector lever through each gear range, end- ing in P (Park). – The automatic transmission fluid should 3. Check the fluid level with the engine idling. be warmed to 122 - 176°F (50 - 80°C).8-14 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 203. POWER STEERING FLUID CAUTION DO NOT OVERFILL. Use ONLY NISSAN Matic ‘D’ (Continental U.S. and Alaska) or Canada NISSAN Automatic Transmission Fluid. Dexron™ III/Mercon™ or equivalent may also be used. Outside the continental United States and Alaska contact a NISSAN dealership for more information regarding suitable fluids, including rec- ommended brand(s) of Dexron™ III/Mercon™ automatic transmission fluid. NOTE: WDI0281 If the vehicle has been driven for a long WDI02824. Remove the dipstick and wipe it clean with time at high speeds, or in city traffic in hot The fluid level should be checked using the HOT lint-free paper. weather, or if it is being used to pull a MAX range on the power steering fluid reservoir trailer, the fluid level cannot be read accu- at fluid temperatures of 122° - 176°F (50° -5. Reinsert the dipstick into the dipstick tube rately. You should wait until the fluid has 80°C) or using the COLD MAX range on the as far as it will go. cooled down (about 30 minutes) before power steering fluid reservoir at fluid tempera-6. Remove the dipstick and note the reading. If checking fluid level. tures of 32° - 86°F (0° - 30°C). the automatic transmission fluid level is If the fluid is below the MIN line, add Genuine within the normal operating range ᭺, no B NISSAN PSF fluid. Remove the cap and fill additional fluid is required. If the fluid level is through the opening. low ᭺ add fluid through the dipstick tube. A Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-15 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 02/25/03—betty ੭
  • 204. BRAKE AND CLUTCH FLUID For further brake and clutch fluid specification CAUTION information, refer to “Capacities and recom-● DO NOT OVERFILL. mended fuel/lubricants” in the “Technical and● Recommended fluid is Genuine consumer information” section of this manual. NISSAN PSF or equivalent. WARNING Use only new fluid from a sealed con- tainer. Old, inferior or contaminated fluid may damage the brake and clutch sys- tems. The use of improper fluids can dam- age the brake system and affect the vehi- cle’s stopping ability. CAUTION WDI0283 Do not spill the fluid on any painted sur- BRAKE FLUID faces. This will damage the paint. If fluid is spilled, immediately wash the surface Check the brake fluid level in the reservoir. If the with water. fluid level is below the MIN line or the brake warning light comes on, add Genuine NISSAN Super Heavy Duty Brake Fluid or equivalent DOT 3 fluid up to the MAX line. If fluid must be added frequently, the system should be checked by a NISSAN dealer.8-16 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/16/03—skoniecz ੭
  • 205. WINDOW WASHER FLUID WARNING Use only new fluid from a sealed con- tainer. Old, inferior or contaminated fluid may damage the brake and clutch sys- tems. The use of improper fluids can dam- age the brake system and affect the vehi- cle’s stopping ability. CAUTION Do not spill the fluid on any painted sur- faces. This will damage the paint. If fluid is spilled, immediately wash the surface with water. WDI0284 WDI0303CLUTCH FLUID WINDOW WASHER FLUIDCheck the clutch fluid level in the reservoir RESERVOIR(manual transmissions only). If the fluid level is Fill the window washer fluid reservoir periodically.below the MIN line, add Genuine NISSAN Super Add window washer fluid when the light comesHeavy Duty Brake Fluid or equivalent DOT 3 fluid on (if so equipped).up to the MAX line. If fluid must be added fre-quently, the system should be checked by a To fill the window washer fluid reservoir, lift theNISSAN dealer. cap off the reservoir tank and pour the window washer fluid into the tank opening.For further brake and clutch fluid specificationinformation, refer to “Capacities and recom- Add a washer solvent to the washer for bettermended fuel/lubricants” in the “Technical and cleaning. In the winter season, add a windshieldconsumer information” section of this manual. washer antifreeze. Follow the manufacturer’s in- structions for the mixture ratio. Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-17 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/16/03—skoniecz ੭
  • 206. BATTERYRefill the reservoir more frequently when driving ● Keep the battery surface clean and dry. Any ● When working on or near a battery, al-conditions require an increased amount of win- corrosion should be washed off with a solution ways wear suitable eye protection anddow washer fluid. of baking soda and water. remove all jewelry. CAUTION ● Make certain the terminal connections are ● Battery posts, terminals and related ac- clean and securely tightened. cessories contain lead and lead com-● Do not substitute engine anti-freeze pounds. Wash hands after handling. coolant for window washer solution. ● If the vehicle is not to be used for 30 days or This may result in damage to the paint. longer, disconnect the negative (-) battery ter- ● Keep battery out of the reach of minal cable to prevent discharge. children.● Do not fill the window washer reservoir tank with washer fluid concentrates at WARNING full strength. Some methyl alcohol based washer fluid concentrates may ● Do not expose the battery to flames or permanently stain the grille if spilled electrical sparks. Hydrogen gas gener- while filling the window washer reser- ated by the battery is explosive. Do not voir tank. allow battery fluid to contact your skin, eyes, fabrics or painted surfaces. After● Pre-mix washer fluid concentrates with touching a battery or battery cap, do not water to the manufacturer’s recom- touch or rub your eyes. Thoroughly mended levels before pouring the fluid wash your hands. If the acid contacts into the window washer reservoir tank. your eyes, skin or clothing, immediately Do not use the window washer reservoir flush with water for at least 15 minutes tank to mix the washer fluid concen- and seek medical attention. trate and water. ● Do not operate the vehicle if the fluid in the battery is low. Low battery fluid can cause a higher load on the battery which can generate heat, reduce bat- tery life, and in some cases lead to an explosion.8-18 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 207. Vehicles operated in high temperatures or under severe conditions require frequent checks of the battery fluid level. JUMP STARTING If jump starting is necessary, see “Jump starting” in the “In case of emergency” section of this manual. If the engine does not start by jump starting, the battery may have to be replaced. Contact a NISSAN dealer. WDI02241. Remove the battery caps with a screwdriver as shown. Use a cloth to protect the battery case. LDI0302 2. Check the fluid level in each cell If it is necessary to add fluid, add only distilled water to bring the level up to the bottom of the filler opening. Do not overfill. Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-19 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 208. DRIVE BELTS 1. Visually inspect each belt for signs of un- usual wear, cuts, fraying or looseness. If the belt is in poor condition or is loose, have it replaced or adjusted by a NISSAN dealer. 2. Have the belts checked regularly for condi- tion and tension in accordance with the maintenance schedule found in the “NISSAN Service and Maintenance Guide”. WDI0286 WDI0287 KA24DE engine VG33E engine1 Crank pulley 1 Crank pulley2 Water pump 2 Water pump3 Generator 3 Alternator4 Air conditioner compressor 4 Air conditioner compressor5 Power steering fluid pump 5 Power steering fluid pump : Tension checking points : Tension checking points WARNINGBe sure the ignition key is in the OFF orLOCK position. The engine could rotateunexpectedly.8-20 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 209. SPARK PLUGS WARNING Be sure the engine and ignition switch are off and that the parking brake is engaged securely. CAUTION Be sure to use the correct socket to re- move the spark plugs. An incorrect socket can damage the spark plugs. WDI0288 WDI0005 VG33ER engine REPLACING SPARK PLUGS1 Crank pulley2 Water pump Platinum-tipped spark plugs3 Generator It is not necessary to replace platinum-tipped4 Air conditioner compressor spark plugs as frequently as conventional type5 Power steering pump spark plugs because they last much longer. Fol-6 Supercharger low the maintenance schedule, but do not reuse7 Idler pulley the spark plugs by cleaning or regapping. : Tension checking points ● Always replace spark plugs with recom- mended or equivalent ones. Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-21 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 210. Spark plug tightening torque: 14 - 22 ft-lb (20 - 29 N·m) 4. Reconnect the spark plug cables to their original positions. With Supercharger If replacement is required, please see your NISSAN dealer for assistance. WDI0193 KA24DE engineExcept supercharger 1. Disconnect the spark plug cables. When disconnecting, always hold the boots — not the cables. Mark all cables to identify their original loca- tion. WDI0289 VG33E/VG33ER engine 2. Remove the spark plugs with a spark plug 3. Fit the new plugs, one at a time, into the socket. spark plug socket and install them. Use The plug socket has a rubber seal that holds only the specified spark plugs. Turn the spark plug so it does not fall when it is each plug several full turns by hand, then pulled out. Make sure each spark plug is tighten with the spark plug socket to the snugly fitted into the spark plug socket. correct torque. Do not overtighten.8-22 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭
  • 211. AIR CLEANER ● Never pour fuel into the throttle body or attempt to start the engine with the air cleaner removed. Doing so could result in serious injury. IN-CABIN MICROFILTER (if so equipped) The in-cabin microfilter restricts the entry of air- borne dust and pollen particles and reduces some objectionable outside odors. The filter is located behind the glove box. Refer to the “NISSAN Service and Maintenance Guide” for change intervals. WDI0290 WDI0291 To change the filter, perform the following proce- dure:The air cleaner filter should not be cleaned and WARNINGreused. Replace it according to the maintenance ● Operating the engine with the airintervals shown in the “NISSAN Service and cleaner removed can cause you or oth-Maintenance Guide.” When replacing the filter, ers to be burned. The air cleaner notwipe the inside of the air cleaner filter housing only cleans the air, it stops the flame ifand the cover with a damp cloth. the engine backfires. If it isn’t there, and the engine backfires, you could be burned. Do not drive with the air cleaner removed, and be careful when working on the engine with the air cleaner removed. Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-23 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2003 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 01/15/03—arosenma ੭