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ForewordWelcome to the growing family of new                safe operation of your vehicle.             MODIFICATION OF YO...
IMPORTANT INFORMATION                                                                       CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65ABOUT...
Welcome To The World Of NISSAN                                                                                            ...
NISSAN CUSTOMER CARE PROGRAMNISSAN CARES ...Both NISSAN and your NISSAN dealer are dedicated to serving all your automotiv...
Table of   Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systemsContents   Instruments and controls           Pre-driving che...
1 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag  systemsSeats ..................................................................
SEATS                                                                                             FRONT MANUAL SEAT       ...
FRONT POWER SEAT                                                                                                   ADJUSTM...
SSS0148                                           SSS0166Forward and backward                            Reclining        ...
The rear seats can be locked using the                                                                                    ...
¼ Closely supervise children when they                                                            ment after someone else ...
¼ Active head restraints are designed                                                                                     ...
SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT                                                   SYSTEM                                           ...
wheel or instrument panel. Always                                                                                         ...
SSS0132                  SSS0006                                                                                     SSS00...
WARNING                       ¼ Never let children ride unrestrained                         or extend their hands or face...
SSS0101                                      SSS0140                                     SSS0159                 WARNING  ...
SSS0162                                                                                              SSS0173          Supp...
Only one front air bag may inflate in a crash,        injury if the occupant is too close to, or isdepending on the crash ...
When the supplemental side air bag inflates, a    ing harnesses* should not be modi-                                      ...
warning light will turn off after about 7seconds if the system is operational.               suspension system or side pan...
The front seat pre-tensioner seat belt system¼ No unauthorized changes should be        activates in conjunction with the ...
SPA0945B                                         SPA1097SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG                                              ...
light will turn off after about 7 seconds if the   Repair and replacement proceduresystem is operational.                 ...
SEAT BELTSPRECAUTIONS ON SEAT BELTUSAGEYour chances of being injured or killed in anaccident and/or the severity of injury...
¼ Position the lap belt as low and snug  as possible around the hips, not the  waist. A lap belt worn too high could  incr...
All US states and provinces of Canada require                                                                             ...
Larger children                                     PREGNANT WOMENChildren who are too large for child restraint      NISS...
SSS0020                                            SSS0102                                            SSS0061             ...
The automatic locking mode should be                                                                   forward. The retrac...
WARNING                                              WARNING                                                  ¼ After adju...
CHILD RESTRAINTS¼ If dirt builds up in the shoulder belt guide of   PRECAUTIONS ON CHILD  the seat belt anchors, the seat ...
Vehicle Safety Standard 213 or Canadian   Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213.                restraint, be sure to select o...
INSTALLATION ON REAR SEATOUTBOARD OR CENTERPOSITIONS                WARNING¼ The three-point belt on your vehicle is  equi...
SSS0043                                             SSS0107                                              SSS00622. Route t...
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  1. 1. ForewordWelcome to the growing family of new safe operation of your vehicle. MODIFICATION OF YOURNISSAN owners. This vehicle is delivered to VEHICLEyou with confidence. It was produced using WARNINGthe latest techniques and strict quality control. This vehicle should not be modified. Modi- fication could affect its performance,This manual was prepared to help you under- IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMA- safety or durability, and may even violatestand the operation and maintenance of your TION governmental regulations. In addition,vehicle so that you may enjoy many miles of REMINDERS FOR SAFETY! damage or performance problems result-driving pleasure. Please read through this ing from modification may not be coveredmanual before operating your vehicle. Follow these important driving rules to under NISSAN warranties. help ensure a safe and comfortable tripA separate Service and Maintenance Guide for you and your passengers! WHEN READING THE MANUALand Warranty Information Booklet explainsdetails about the warranties covering your ¼ Never drive under the influence of al- This manual includes information for allvehicle and vehicle maintenance sched- cohol or drugs. options available on this model. Therefore,ules. Additionally, a separate Customer you may find some information that does ¼ Always observe posted speed limits not apply to your vehicle.Care/Lemon Law Booklet (U.S. only) will and never drive too fast for condi-explain how to resolve any concerns you All information, specifications and illustrations tions.may have with your vehicle, as well as in this manual are those in effect at the time ofclarify your rights under your state’s ¼ Always use your seat belts and appro- printing. NISSAN reserves the right to changelemon law. priate child restraint systems. Preteen specifications or design at any time withoutYour NISSAN dealer knows your vehicle best. children should be seated in the rear notice.When you require any service or have any seat.questions, he will be glad to assist you with ¼ Always provide information about thethe extensive resources available to him. proper use of vehicle safety featuresREAD FIRST — THEN DRIVE to all occupants of the vehicle.SAFELY ¼ Always review this Owner’s ManualBefore driving your vehicle please read for important safety information.your Owner’s Manual carefully. This willensure familiarity with controls and main-tenance requirements, assisting you in the ੬ 02.7.12/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  2. 2. IMPORTANT INFORMATION CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65ABOUT THIS MANUAL WARNINGYou will see various symbols in this manual.They are used in the following ways: WARNING WARNING Engine Exhaust, some of its constitu- ents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to StateThis is used to indicate the presence of a of California to cause cancer and birthhazard that could cause death or serious defects or other reproductive harm.personal injury. To avoid or reduce therisk, the procedures must be followedprecisely. SIC0697 CAUTION If you see this symbol, it means Do not do this or Do not let this happen.This is used to indicate the presence of ahazard that could cause minor or moder-ate personal injury or damage to yourvehicle. To avoid or reduce the risk, theprocedures must be followed carefully. © 2002 NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD. TOKYO, JAPAN All rights reserved. No part of this Owner’s Manual may be reproduced or stored in a retrieval system, or trans- mitted in any form, or by any means, electronic, me- chanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. ੬ 02.7.12/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  3. 3. Welcome To The World Of NISSAN portation services to the supply of lubricants, parts and accessories. NISSAN pioneered the use of electronics and computers in automobiles, and has led the indus- try in improving both performance and fuel effi- ciency through new engine designs and the use of synthetic materials to reduce vehicle weight. The company has also developed ways to build quality into its vehicles at each stage of the production process, both through extensive use of automation and — most importantly — through an awareness that people are the cen- tral element in quality control. From the time the parts arrived from our suppli- ers until you took delivery of your new Nissan, WFW0002 dozens of checks were made to ensure that only the best job was being done in producing andYour new NISSAN is the result of our dedication the facilities include the Nissan Manufacturing delivering your vehicle. NISSAN also takes greatto produce the finest in safe, reliable and eco- facility in Smyrna, Tennessee, vehicle styling care to ensure that when you take your NISSANnomical transportation. Your vehicle is the prod- design at Nissan Design America in San Diego, to your dealer for maintenance, the service tech-uct of a successful worldwide company that California, and engineering at Nissan Technical nician will perform his work according to themanufactures cars and trucks in over 17 coun- Center North America in Farmington Hills, Michi- quality standards that have been established bytries and distributes them in 170 nations. gan. Additionally, NISSAN employs nearly the factory. 18,000 people throughout the United States,NISSAN vehicles are designed and manufac- Canada, and Mexico. An additional 71,000 Safety has also been built into your NISSAN. Astured by Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. which was people work for the 1,500 NISSAN and INFINITI you know, seat belts are an integral part of thefounded in Tokyo, Japan in 1933, and NISSAN dealers across North America. safety systems that will help protect you and youraffiliates world wide, collectively growing to be- passengers in the event of a sudden stop or ancome the fifth largest automaker in the world. In NISSAN is also a substantial contributor to the accident. We urge you to use the seat belts everyaddition to cars and trucks, NISSAN also makes Canadian economy. Nissan Canada Inc., its sup- time you drive the vehicle.forklift trucks, marine engines, boats and other pliers and over 140 dealers employ approxi-diversified products. mately 4,500 people. These include company The NISSAN story of growth and achievement employees and the staffs of NISSAN dealers all reflects our major goal: to provide you, ourNISSAN has made a substantial and growing across Canada. In addition, many Canadians customer, with a vehicle that is built with qualityinvestment in North America. NISSAN’S commit- work for companies that supply NISSAN and and craftsmanship — a product that we can bement is nearly $4 billion dollars in capital invest- NISSAN dealers with materials and services proud to build and you can be proud to own.ments in facilities across the continent. Some of ranging from operation of port facilities and trans- ੬ 02.7.12/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  4. 4. NISSAN CUSTOMER CARE PROGRAMNISSAN CARES ...Both NISSAN and your NISSAN dealer are dedicated to serving all your automotive needs. Your satisfaction with your vehicle and your NISSANdealer are our primary concerns. Your NISSAN dealer is always available to assist you with all your automobile sales and service needs.However, if there is something that your The Consumer Affairs Department will ask for You can write to NISSAN with the informationNISSAN dealer cannot assist you with or you the following information: on the left at:would like to provide NISSAN directly with — Your name, address, and telephone For U.S. mainland and Alaska customerscomments or questions, please contact our number Nissan North America, Inc.(NISSAN’s) Consumer Affairs Department us- — Vehicle identification number (on dash Consumer Affairs Departmenting our toll-free number: panel) P.O. Box 191For U.S. mainland customers — Date of purchase Gardena, California 90248-0191 — Current odometer reading For Hawaii customers 1-800-NISSAN-1 Nissan Motor Corporation in Hawaii (1-800-647-7261) — Your NISSAN dealer’s name — Your comments or questions 2880 Kilihau St.For Hawaii customers Honolulu, Hawaii 96819 (808) 836-0888 (Oahu Number) OR For Canada customersFor Canadian customers Nissan Canada Inc. 1-800-387-0122 5290 Orbitor Drive Mississauga, Ontario L4W 4Z5 We appreciate your interest in NISSAN and thank you for buying a quality NISSAN vehicle. ੬ 02.7.12/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  5. 5. Table of Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systemsContents Instruments and controls Pre-driving checks and adjustments Heater, air conditioner and audio systems Starting and driving In case of emergency Appearance and care Maintenance and do-it-yourself Technical and consumer information Index ੬ 02.7.12/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  6. 6. 1 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systemsSeats ......................................................................... 1-2 Pregnant women ................................................ 1-23 Front manual seat adjustment ............................. 1-2 Injured persons................................................... 1-23 Front power seat adjustment ............................... 1-3 Three-point type seat belt with retractor ............ 1-23 Folding rear seat ................................................. 1-5 Seat belt extenders ............................................ 1-26 Head restraint adjustment .................................... 1-6 Seat belt maintenance ....................................... 1-26 Active head restraint (front seats) ........................ 1-7 Child restraints ........................................................ 1-27 Armrest ................................................................. 1-8 Precautions on child restraints ........................... 1-27Supplemental restraint system.................................. 1-8 Installation on rear seat outboard or center Precautions on supplemental restraint system .... 1-8 positions ............................................................. 1-29 Supplemental air bag warning labels ................. 1-18 LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tether for Children) Supplemental air bag warning light.................... 1-18 system ................................................................ 1-34Seat belts ................................................................ 1-20 Top tether strap child restraint ........................... 1-35 Precautions on seat belt usage ......................... 1-20 Installation on front passenger seat ................... 1-36 Child safety......................................................... 1-22 ੬ 02.7.12/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  7. 7. SEATS FRONT MANUAL SEAT ADJUSTMENT — Passenger side WARNING After adjustment, gently rock in the seat to make sure it is securely locked. SSS0133 WARNING ¼ For most effective protection when the vehicle is in motion, the seat ¼ Do not ride in a moving vehicle when should be upright. Always sit well the seatback is reclined. This can be back in the seat and adjust the seat dangerous. The shoulder belt will not belt properly. See “Precautions on be against your body. In an accident seat belt usage” later in this section. you could be thrown into it and re- ceive neck or other serious injuries. You could also slide under the lap belt and receive serious internal injuries.1-2 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 02.7.12/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  8. 8. FRONT POWER SEAT ADJUSTMENT WARNING ¼ Do not adjust the driver’s seat while driving so full attention may be given to vehicle operation. ¼ Do not leave children unattended in- side the vehicle. They could unknow- ingly activate switches or controls. Unattended children could become SSS0179 involved in serious accidents.Forward and backward RecliningPull the lever up while you slide the seat To recline the seatback, pull the lever up and Operating tipsforward or backward to the desired position. lean back. To bring the seatback forward ¼ The seat motor has an auto-reset overloadRelease the lever to lock the seat in position. again, pull the lever and move your body forward. The seatback moves forward. protection circuit. If the motor stops during operation, wait 30 seconds, then reactivate the switch. ¼ Do not operate the power support seat for a long period of time when the engine is off. This will discharge the battery. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-3 ੬ 02.7.12/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  9. 9. SSS0148 SSS0166Forward and backward Reclining Seat lifter (Driver’s seat)Moving the switch forward or backward will Move the recline switch backward until the Push the front or rear end of the switch up orslide the seat forward or backward to the desired angle is obtained. To bring the seat- down to adjust the angle and height of the seatdesired position. back forward again, move the switch forward cushion. and move your body forward. The seatback will move forward.1-4 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 02.7.12/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  10. 10. The rear seats can be locked using the master key to prevent unauthorized ac- cess. WARNING ¼ When returning the seatbacks to the upright position, be certain that they are completely secured in the latched position. If they are not completely secured in the right position, passen- gers may be injured in an accident or sudden stop. SPA0467 ¼ Never allow anyone to ride in theLumbar support (Driver’s seat) luggage area or on the rear seat whenThe lumbar support feature provides lower it is in the fold-down position. Use ofback support to the driver. Move the lever up these areas by passengers withoutor down to adjust the seat lumbar area. proper restraint can be extremely dangerous in an accident or sudden stop. SSS0180 ¼ Properly secure all cargo to help pre- FOLDING REAR SEAT vent it from sliding or shifting. Do not place cargo higher than the seat- Interior trunk access backs. In a sudden stop or collision, Pull up on the release knob to access the trunk unsecured cargo could cause per- from the rear seat. sonal injury. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-5 ੬ 02.7.12/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  11. 11. ¼ Closely supervise children when they ment after someone else uses the seat. are around cars to prevent them from playing and becoming locked in the trunk where they could be seriously injured. Keep the car locked with the rear seatback securely latched when not in use, and prevent children’s access to car keys. SSS0125 HEAD RESTRAINT ADJUSTMENT To raise the head restraint, just pull it up. To lower, push the lock knob and push the head restraint down. WARNING Head restraints should be adjusted properly as they may provide significant protection against injury in an accident. Do not remove them. Check the adjust-1-6 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 02.7.12/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  12. 12. ¼ Active head restraints are designed to supplement other safety systems. Always wear seat belts. No system can prevent all injuries in any acci- dent. ¼ Do not attach anything to the head restraint stalks. Doing so could im- pair active head restraint function. The head restraint moves forward utilizing the force that the seatback receives from the oc- SSS0178 SPA1025 cupant in a rear-end collision. The movement of the head restraint helps support the occu-Adjust the head restraints so the center is level ACTIVE HEAD RESTRAINT (front pant’s head by reducing its backward move-with the center of your ears. seats) ment and helping absorb some of the forces that may lead to whiplash type injuries. Active head restraints are effective for colli- WARNING sions at low to medium speeds in which it is said that whiplash injury occurs most. ¼ Always adjust the head restraints properly as specified in the previous Active head restraints operate only in certain rear-end collisions. After the collision, the head section. Failure to do so can reduce restraints return to their original positions. the effectiveness of the active head restraint. Properly adjust the active head restraints as described in the previous section. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-7 ੬ 02.7.12/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  13. 13. SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM PRECAUTIONS ON instructions and precautions on seat belt us- SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT age.) SYSTEM After turning the ignition key to the ON position, the supplemental air bag warning This Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) light illuminates. The supplemental air bag section contains important information con- warning light will turn off after about 7 cerning the driver and passenger supplemen- seconds if the system is operational. tal air bags, supplemental side air bags and pre-tensioner seat belts. Supplemental front air bag system: This system can help cushion the impact force to the face and chest of the driver and front passenger in certain frontal collisions. Supplemental side air bag system (if so equipped): This system can help cushion the impact force to the head and the chest area of the driver and front passenger in certain side impact collisions. The supplemental side air bag is designed to inflate on the side where the vehicle is impacted. These supplemental restraint systems are de- SSS0150 signed to supplement the crash protection provided by the driver and front passengerARMREST seat belts and are not a substitute for them. Seat belts should always be correctly wornPull the armrest forward until it is horizontal. and the driver and front passenger seated a suitable distance away from the steering wheel, instrument panel and front door finish- ers. (See “Seat belts” later in this section for1-8 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 02.7.12/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  14. 14. wheel or instrument panel. Always use the seat belts. ¼ The driver and front passenger seat belt buckles are equipped with sen- sors that detect if the seat belts are fastened. The air bag system moni- tors the severity of a collision and then inflates the air bags based on belt usage. Failure to properly wear seat belts can increase the risk or severity of injury in an accident. SSS0131 ¼ Keep hands on the outside of the steering wheel. Placing them inside you are sitting well back and upright the steering wheel rim could increase WARNING the risk that they are injured when the in the seat. Front air bags inflate with great force. If you are unrestrained, supplemental front air bag inflates.¼ The supplemental front air bags ordi- narily will not inflate in the event of a leaning forward, sitting sideways or side impact, rear impact, roll over, or out of position in any way, you are at lower severity frontal collision. Al- greater risk of injury or death in a ways wear your seat belts to help crash. You may also receive serious reduce the risk or severity of injury in or fatal injuries from the supplemen- various kinds of accidents. tal front air bag if you are up against it when it inflates. Always sit back¼ The seat belts and the supplemental against the seatback and as far away front air bags are most effective when as practical from the steering Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-9 ੬ 02.7.12/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  15. 15. SSS0132 SSS0006 SSS00071-10 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 02.7.12/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  16. 16. WARNING ¼ Never let children ride unrestrained or extend their hands or face out of the window. Do not attempt to hold them in your lap or arms. Some ex- amples of dangerous riding positions are shown in the previous illustra- tions. ¼ Children may be severely injured or killed when the supplemental front airSSS0008 SSS0099 bag or supplemental side air bag in- flates if they are not properly re- strained. Preteens and children should be properly restrained in the rear seat if possible. ¼ Also never install a rear facing child restraint in the front seat. An inflating supplemental front air bag could se- riously injure or kill your child. For additional information, see “Child re- straints” later in this section.SSS0009 SSS0100 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-11 ੬ 02.7.12/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  17. 17. SSS0101 SSS0140 SSS0159 WARNING ¼ The seat belts and the supplemental trations. side air bag are most effective when ¼ When sitting in the rear seat, do not Supplemental side air bag (if so you are sitting well back and upright hold onto the seatback of the front equipped): in the seat. The side air bag inflates seat. If the supplemental side air bag with great force. Do not allow anyone inflates, you may be seriously in- ¼ The supplemental side air bag ordi- to place their hand, leg or face near jured. Be especially careful with chil- narily will not inflate in the event of a the side air bag on the side of the dren, who should always be properly frontal impact, rear impact or lower seatback of the front seat. Do not restrained. severity side collision. Always wear allow anyone sitting in the front seat your seat belts to help reduce the risk ¼ Do not use seat covers on the front to extend their hand out of the win- or severity of injury in various kinds seatbacks. They may interfere with dow or lean against the door. Some of accidents. supplemental side air bag inflation. examples of dangerous riding posi- tions are shown in the previous illus-1-12 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 02.7.12/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  18. 18. SSS0162 SSS0173 Supplemental front air bag system severity frontal collisions, although they may inflate if the forces in another type of collision The driver supplemental air bag is located in are similar to those of a higher severity frontal the center of the steering wheel; the front impact. They may not inflate in certain frontal passenger supplemental air bag is mounted in collisions. Vehicle damage (or lack of it) is not the dashboard above the glove box. These always an indication of proper supplemental systems are designed to meet optional certifi- air bag operation. cation requirements under U.S. regulations. The supplemental air bag system has dual They are also permitted in Canada. The op- stage inflators for both the driver and passen- tional certification allows front air bags to be ger air bags. The system monitors information designed to inflate somewhat less forcefully from the crash zone sensor, the diagnosis than previously. However, all of the informa- sensor unit and seat belt buckle sensors that tion, cautions and warnings in this manual detect if the seat belts are fastened, inflator still apply and must be followed. The front operation is based on the severity of a collision air bags are designed to inflate in higher and whether the seat belts are being used. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-13 ੬ 02.7.12/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  19. 19. Only one front air bag may inflate in a crash, injury if the occupant is too close to, or isdepending on the crash severity and whether against, the air bag module during inflation. the supplemental front air bag sys-the front occupants are belted or unbelted. The air bag will deflate quickly after the colli- tem. This is to prevent accidentalThis does not indicate improper performance sion is over. inflation of the air bag or damage toof the system. If you have any questions about the air bag system. After turning the ignition key to the ONthe performance of your air bag system, position, the supplemental air bag warning ¼ Do not make unauthorized changesplease contact your NISSAN dealer. light illuminates. The supplemental air bag to your vehicle’s electrical system,When the supplemental front air bag inflates, a warning light will turn off after about 7 suspension system or front endfairly loud noise may be heard, followed by seconds if the system is operational. structure. This could affect properrelease of smoke. This smoke is not harmful operation of the supplemental air bagand does not indicate a fire. Care should betaken not to inhale it, as it may cause irritation WARNING system.and choking. Those with a history of a breath- ¼ Tampering with the supplementaling condition should get fresh air promptly. ¼ Do not place any objects on the steer- front air bag system may result in ing wheel pad or on the instrument serious personal injury. TamperingSupplemental front air bags, along with the panel. Also, do not place any objects includes changes to the steeringuse of seat belts, helps to cushion the impact between any occupant and the steer- wheel and the instrument panel as-force on the face and chest of the front occu- ing wheel or instrument panel. Suchpants. They can help save lives and reduce sembly by placing material over the objects may become dangerous pro- steering wheel pad, above the dash-serious injuries. However, an inflating front air jectiles and cause injury if the supple- board, or by installing additional trimbag may cause facial abrasions or other inju-ries. Front air bags do not provide restraint to mental front air bag inflates. material around the air bag system.the lower body. ¼ Right after inflation, several air bag ¼ Work around and on the supplemen-The seat belts should be correctly worn and system components will be hot. Do tal front air bag system should bethe driver and passenger seated upright as far not touch them; you may severely done by an authorized NISSANas practical away from the steering wheel or burn yourself. dealer. Installation of electrical equip-dash board. The supplemental front air bags ment should also be done by an au-inflates quickly in order to help protect the front ¼ No unauthorized changes should be made to any components or wiring of thorized NISSAN dealer. The SRS wir-occupants. Because of this, the force of thefront air bag inflating can increase the risk of1-14 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 02.7.12/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  20. 20. When the supplemental side air bag inflates, a ing harnesses* should not be modi- fairly loud noise may be heard, followed by fied or disconnected. Unauthorized release of smoke. This smoke is not harmful electrical test equipment and probing and does not indicate a fire, but care should be devices should not be used on the air taken not to inhale it, as it may cause irritation bag system. and choking. Those with a history of a breath- ing condition should get fresh air promptly. * The SRS wiring harnesses are cov- ered with yellow insulation either just Supplemental side air bags along with the use before the harness connectors or of seat belts, help to cushion the impact force over the complete harness for easy on the head and the chest of the front occu- identification. pants. They can help save lives and reduce serious injuries. However, an inflating side air ¼ A cracked windshield should be re- bag may cause abrasions or other injuries. placed immediately by a qualified re- SSS0165 Side air bags do not provide restraint to the pair facility. A cracked windshield lower body. could affect inflation of the supple- Supplemental side air bag system (if so equipped) The seat belts should be correctly worn and mental air bag system. the driver and passenger seated upright as far The supplemental side air bags are located in as practical away from the supplemental sideWhen selling your vehicle, we request that you the outside of the seatback of the front seats. air bag. The side air bag inflates quickly ininform the buyer about the supplemental front The supplemental side air bag (on the driver or order to help protect the front occupants. Be-air bag system and guide the buyer to the front passenger seat) is designed to inflate in cause of this, the force of the side air bagappropriate sections in this Owner’s Manual. higher severity side collisions, although it may inflating can increase the risk of injury if the inflate if the forces in another type of collision occupant is too close to, or is against, the side are similar to those of a higher severity side air bag module during inflation. The side air impact. It is designed to inflate on the side bag will deflate quickly after the collision is where the vehicle is impacted. It may not over. inflate in certain side collisions. Vehicle dam- After turning the ignition key to the ON age (or lack of it) is not always an indication of position, the supplemental air bag warning proper supplemental side air bag operation. light illuminates. The supplemental air bag Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-15 ੬ 02.7.12/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  21. 21. warning light will turn off after about 7seconds if the system is operational. suspension system or side panel. ered with yellow insulation either just This could affect proper operation of before the harness connectors or the supplemental side air bag sys- over the complete harness for easy WARNING tem. identification. ¼ Do not place any objects near the ¼ Tampering with the supplemental seatback of the front seats. Also, do side air bag system may result in When selling your vehicle, we request that you not place any objects (an umbrella, serious personal injury. For example, inform the buyer about the supplemental side bag, etc.) between the front door fin- do not change the front seat assem- air bag system and guide the buyer to the isher and the front seat. Such objects bly by placing material near the seat- appropriate sections in this Owner’s Manual. may become dangerous projectiles back of the front seat, or by installing Pre-tensioner seat belt system (For and cause injury if the supplemental additional trim material, such as seat covers, around the side air bag sys- front seats) side air bag inflates. tem. ¼ Right after inflation, several supple- ¼ Work around and on the supplemen- WARNING mental side air bag system compo- nents will be hot. Do not touch them; tal side air bag system should be done by an authorized NISSAN ¼ The pre-tensioner seat belt cannot be you may severely burn yourself. dealer. Installation of electrical equip- reused after activation. It must be ¼ No unauthorized changes should be replaced together with the retractor ment should also be done by an au- made to any components or wiring of as a unit. thorized NISSAN dealer. The SRS wir- the supplemental side air bag sys- ing harnesses* should not be ¼ If the vehicle becomes involved in a tem. This is to prevent accidental modified or disconnected. Unautho- frontal collision but the pre-tensioner inflation of the side air bag or damage rized electrical test equipment and is not activated, be sure to have the to the side air bag system. probing devices should not be used pre-tensioner system checked and, if ¼ Do not make unauthorized changes on the side air bag system. necessary, replaced by your NISSAN to your vehicle’s electrical system, dealer. * The SRS wiring harnesses are cov-1-16 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 02.7.12/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  22. 22. The front seat pre-tensioner seat belt system¼ No unauthorized changes should be activates in conjunction with the supplemental made to any components or wiring of front air bag. Working with the seat belt retrac- the pre-tensioner seat belt system. tor, it helps tighten the seat belt the instant the This is to prevent accidental activa- vehicle becomes involved in certain types of tion of the pre-tensioner seat belt or collisions, thereby restraining seat occupants. damage to the pre-tensioner seat belt The pre-tensioner is encased with the seat operation. Tampering with the pre- belt’s retractor. These seat belts are used the tensioner seat belt system may result same as conventional seat belts. in serious personal injury. When the pre-tensioner seat belt activates,¼ Work around and on the pre- smoke is released and a loud noise may be tensioner system should be done by heard. The smoke is not harmful, but care an authorized NISSAN dealer. Instal- should be taken not to inhale it as it may cause lation of electrical equipment should irritation and choking. Those with a history of a also be done by an authorized breathing condition should get fresh air promptly. NISSAN dealer. Unauthorized electri- cal test equipment and probing de- If any abnormality occurs in the pre-tensioner vices should not be used on the pre- system, the supplemental air bag warning light tensioner seat belt system. will not come on, will flash intermittently or will turn on for 7 seconds and remain on¼ If you need to dispose of the pre- after the ignition key has been turned to the tensioner or scrap the vehicle, con- ON or START position. In this case, the pre- tact an authorized NISSAN dealer. tensioner seat belt may not function properly. Correct pre-tensioner disposal proce- The system should be inspected by an autho- dures are set forth in the appropriate rized NISSAN dealer. NISSAN Service Manual. Incorrect When selling your vehicle, we request that you disposal procedures could cause inform the buyer about the pre-tensioner seat personal injury. belt system and guide the buyer to the appro- priate sections in this Owner’s Manual. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-17 ੬ 02.7.12/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  23. 23. SPA0945B SPA1097SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAGWARNING LABELS WARNING LIGHTWarning labels about the supplemental air bag The supplemental air bag warning light, dis-system are placed in the vehicle as shown in playing in the instrument panel, monitorsthe illustration. the circuits of the supplemental front air bag and supplemental side air bag systems, and pre-tensioner seat belt. The circuits monitored by the air bag warning light are the diagnosis sensor unit, satellite sensors, front air bag modules, side air bag modules and all related wiring, and pre-tensioner seat belt. After turning the ignition key to the ON posi- tion, the supplemental air bag warning light illuminates. The supplemental air bag warning1-18 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 02.7.12/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  24. 24. light will turn off after about 7 seconds if the Repair and replacement proceduresystem is operational. belts must also be replaced. TheIf any of the following conditions occur, the The supplemental front air bags, supplemental module should be replaced by ansupplemental front air bag system, supple- side air bags and pre-tensioner seat belt are authorized NISSAN dealer. Themental side air bag system, and pre-tensioner designed to activate on a one-time-only basis. supplemental front air bag module orseat belt need servicing: As a reminder, unless it is damaged, the supplemental side air bag module¼ The supplemental air bag warning light supplemental air bag warning light will remain cannot be repaired. remains on after approximately 7 seconds. illuminated after inflation has occurred. Repair and replacement of these systems should be ¼ The supplemental front air bag sys-¼ The supplemental air bag warning light done only by authorized NISSAN dealers. tem, supplemental side air bag sys- flashes intermittently.¼ The supplemental air bag warning light When maintenance work is required on the tem and pre-tensioner seat belt does not come on at all. vehicle, the supplemental front air bags, should be inspected by an authorizedUnder these conditions, the supplemental front supplemental side air bags, pre-tensioner seat NISSAN dealer if there is any damageair bags, supplemental side air bags and/or belt and related parts should be pointed out to to the front end or side portion of thepre-tensioner seat belt may not operate prop- the person conducting the maintenance. The vehicle.erly. They must be checked and repaired. ignition key should always be in the LOCK ¼ If you need to dispose of theseTake your vehicle to the nearest authorized position when working under the hood or in-NISSAN dealer. supplemental systems or scrap the side the vehicle. vehicle, contact an authorized NISSAN dealer. WARNING WARNING Correct disposal procedures are set If the supplemental air bag warning light forth in the appropriate NISSAN Ser- ¼ Once the supplemental front air bag, is on, it could mean that the supplemen- vice Manual. Incorrect disposal pro- supplemental side air bag and/or pre- tal front air bag system, supplemental cedures could cause personal injury. tensioner seat belt have activated, side air bag system and/or pre-tensioner the air bag module will not function seat belt will not operate in an accident. again and must be replaced, addition- ally, if any of the supplemental air bags activate, the pre-tensioner seat Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-19 ੬ 02.7.12/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  25. 25. SEAT BELTSPRECAUTIONS ON SEAT BELTUSAGEYour chances of being injured or killed in anaccident and/or the severity of injury may begreatly reduced if you are wearing your seatbelt and it is properly adjusted. NISSANstrongly encourages you and all of your pas-sengers to buckle up every time you drive,even if your seating position includes a supple-mental air bag.Most states, provinces or territories requirethat seat belts be worn at all times when avehicle is being driven. SSS0134 WARNING chance or severity of injury in an accident. Serious injury or death can ¼ Every person who drives or rides in occur if the seat belt is not worn this vehicle should use a seat belt at properly. all times. Children should be properly ¼ Always route the shoulder belt over restrained in the rear seat and, if your shoulder and across your chest. appropriate, in a child restraint. Never run the belt behind your back ¼ The belt should be properly adjusted under your arm or across your neck. to a snug fit. Failure to do so may The belt should be away from your reduce the effectiveness of the entire face and neck, but not falling off your restraint system and increase the shoulder.1-20 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 02.7.12/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  26. 26. ¼ Position the lap belt as low and snug as possible around the hips, not the waist. A lap belt worn too high could increase the risk of internal injuries in an accident.¼ Be sure the seat belt tongue is se- curely fastened to the proper buckle.¼ Do not wear the belt inside out or twisted. Doing so may reduce its ef- fectiveness.¼ Do not allow more than one person to SSS0136 use the same belt.¼ Never carry more people in the ve- retractor. See your NISSAN dealer. and continue to operate properly. hicle than there are seat belts. Seat belt assemblies not in use dur- ¼ Removal and installation of the pre-¼ If the seat belt warning light glows ing a collision should also be in- tensioner seat belt system compo- continuously while the ignition is spected and replaced if either dam- nents should be done by an autho- turned ON with all doors closed and age or improper operation is noted. rized NISSAN dealer. all seat belts fastened, it may indicate ¼ All child restraints and attaching ¼ All seat belt assemblies including re- a malfunction in the system. Have the hardware should be inspected after tractors and attaching hardware system checked by your NISSAN any collision. Always follow the re- should be inspected after any colli- dealer. straint manufacturer’s inspection in- sion by your NISSAN dealer. NISSAN structions and replacement recom-¼ Once the pre-tensioner seat belt has recommends that all seat belt assem- mendations. The child restraints activated, it cannot be reused and blies in use during a collision be should be replaced if they are dam- must be replaced together with the replaced unless the collision was mi- aged. nor and the belts show no damage Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-21 ੬ 02.7.12/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  27. 27. All US states and provinces of Canada require the use of approved child restraints for infants and small children. (See “Child restraints” later in this section.) In addition, there are many types of child restraints available for larger children which should be used for maximum protection. NISSAN recommends that all preteens and children be restrained in the rear seat if possible. According to accident statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seat than in the front seat. This is especially important because your SSS0016 SSS0014 vehicle has a supplemental restraint sys-CHILD SAFETY tem (air bag system) for the front passen- ger (see “Supplemental Restraint System”Children need adults to help protect them. WARNING earlier in this section for precautions).They need to be properly restrained. Infants and children need special pro- Infants and small childrenThe proper restraint depends on the child’s tection. The vehicle’s seat belts may notsize. Generally, infants (up to about 1 year and NISSAN recommends that infants and small fit them properly. The shoulder belt may children be placed in child restraints that com-less than 20 lb (9 kg) should be placed in rearfacing child restraints. Front facing child re- come too close to the face or neck. The ply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Stan-straints are available for children who outgrow lap belt may not fit over their small hip dards or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Stan-rear facing child restraints. bones. In an accident, an improperly dards. You should choose a child restraint that fitting seat belt could cause serious or fits your vehicle and always follow the manu- fatal injury. Always use appropriate child facturer’s instructions for installation and use. restraints.1-22 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 02.7.12/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  28. 28. Larger children PREGNANT WOMENChildren who are too large for child restraint NISSAN recommends that pregnant womensystems should be seated and restrained by use seat belts. The seat belt should be wornthe seat belts which are provided. snug, and always position the lap belt as low as possible around the hips, not the waist.If the child’s seating position has a shoulder Place the shoulder belt over your shoulder andbelt that fits close to the face or neck, the use across your chest. Never run the lap/shoulderof a booster seat (commercially available) may belt over your abdominal area. Contact yourhelp overcome this. The booster seat should doctor for specific recommendations.raise the child so that the shoulder belt isproperly positioned across the top, middle INJURED PERSONSportion of the shoulder and the lap belt is low NISSAN recommends that injured personson the hips. The booster seat should fit the use seat belts, depending on the injury. Checkvehicle seat and have a label certifying that it with your doctor for specific recommendations. SSS0018complies with Federal Motor Vehicle SafetyStandards or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety THREE-POINT TYPE SEAT BELTStandards. Once the child has grown so the WITH RETRACTORshoulder belt is no longer on or near the faceand neck, use the shoulder belt without thebooster seat. WARNING ¼ Every person who drives or rides in WARNING this vehicle should use a seat belt at all times. Never let a child stand or kneel on any ¼ Do not ride in a moving vehicle when seat and do not allow a child in the cargo the seatback is reclined. This can be areas while the vehicle is moving. The dangerous. The shoulder belt will not child could be seriously injured or killed be against your body. In an accident in an accident or a sudden stop. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-23 ੬ 02.7.12/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  29. 29. SSS0020 SSS0102 SSS0061 Fastening the seat belts 3. Position the lap belt portion low and snug you could be thrown into it and re- on the hips as shown. ceive neck or other serious injuries. 1. Adjust the seat. You could also slide under the lap 4. Pull the shoulder belt portion toward the belt and receive serious internal inju- 2. Slowly pull the seat belt out of the retractor retractor to take up extra slack. ries. and insert the tongue into the buckle until it snaps. The front passenger and rear seat belts have a ¼ For most effective protection when cinching mechanism for child restraint installa- the vehicle is in motion, the seat The retractor is designed to lock during a sudden stop or on impact. A slow pulling tion. It is referred to as the automatic locking should be upright. Always sit well mode. back in the seat and adjust the seat motion will permit the belt to move, and belt properly. allow you some freedom of movement in When the cinching mechanism is activated the the seat. seat belt cannot be withdrawn again until the seat belt tongue is detached from the buckle and fully retracted. For additional information, see “Child restraints” later in this section.1-24 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 02.7.12/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  30. 30. The automatic locking mode should be forward. The retractor should lock and re-used only for child restraint installation. strict further belt movement.During normal seat belt use by a passen- If the retractor does not lock during this checkger, the locking mode should not be acti- or if you have any questions about belt opera-vated. If it is activated it may cause uncom- tion, see your NISSAN dealer.fortable seat belt tension. WARNING When fastening the seat belts, be certain that seatbacks are completely secured in the latched position. If they are not completely secured in the right position, passengers may be injured in an acci- SSS0021 dent or sudden stop. Unfastening the seat belts To unfasten the belt, press the button on the buckle. The seat belt will automatically retract. Checking seat belt operation Your seat belt retractors are designed to lock belt movement using two separate methods: ¼ when the belt is pulled quickly from the retractor. ¼ when the vehicle slows down rapidly. You can check their operation as follows: ¼ grasp the shoulder belt and pull quickly Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-25 ੬ 02.7.12/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  31. 31. WARNING WARNING ¼ After adjustment, release the adjust- ¼ Only NISSAN belt extenders, made by ment button and try to move the the same company which made the shoulder belt down to make sure it is original equipment belts, should be securely fixed in position. used with NISSAN belts. ¼ The shoulder belt anchor height ¼ Adults and children who can use the should be adjusted to the position standard seat belt should not use an best for you. Failure to do so may extender. Such unnecessary use reduce the effectiveness of the entire could result in serious personal in- restraint system and increase the jury in the event of an accident. SSS0152 chance or severity of injury in an ¼ Never use seat belt extenders to in- accident.Shoulder belt height adjustment stall child restraints. If the child re-(For front seats) straint is not secured properly, the SEAT BELT EXTENDERS child could be seriously injured in aThe shoulder belt anchor height should be collision or a sudden stop.adjusted to the position best suited for you. If, because of body size or driving position, it is(See “Precautions on seat belt usage” earlier not possible to properly fit the lap-shoulder beltin this section.) To lower, push the release and fasten it, an extender is available which is SEAT BELT MAINTENANCEbutton, and then move the shoulder belt an- compatible with the installed seat belts. Thechor to the desired position, so that the belt extender adds approximately 8 inches (200 ¼ To clean the seat belt webbings, apply apasses over the shoulder. Release the adjust- mm) of length and may be used for either the mild soap solution or any solution recom-ment button to lock the shoulder belt anchor driver or front passenger seating position. See mended for cleaning upholstery or carpets.into position. your NISSAN dealer for assistance if the ex- Then brush the webbing, wipe it with a cloth tender is required. and allow it to dry in the shade. Do not allowTo raise, move the adjuster up to the desired the seat belts to retract until they are com-position without pushing the button. pletely dry.1-26 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 02.7.12/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  32. 32. CHILD RESTRAINTS¼ If dirt builds up in the shoulder belt guide of PRECAUTIONS ON CHILD the seat belt anchors, the seat belts may ¼ NISSAN recommends that the child RESTRAINTS retract slowly. Wipe the shoulder belt guide restraint be installed in the rear seat. with a clean, dry cloth. According to accident statistics, chil-¼ Periodically check to see that the seat WARNING dren are safer when properly re- belt and the metal components such as strained in the rear seat than in the buckles, tongues, retractors, flexible wires ¼ Infants and small children should al- front seat. and anchors work properly. If loose parts, ways be placed in an appropriate ¼ An improperly installed child re- deterioration, cuts or other damage on the child restraint while riding in the ve- webbing is found, the entire belt assembly straint could lead to serious injury or hicle. Failure to use a child restraint should be replaced. death in an accident. can result in serious injury or death. ¼ Infants and small children should In general, child restraints are designed to be never be carried on your lap. It is not installed with the lap portion of a three-point possible for even the strongest adult type seat belt. In addition, this vehicle is to resist the forces of a severe acci- equipped with a universal child restraint lower dent. The child could be crushed be- anchor system, referred to as the LATCH tween the adult and parts of the ve- (Lower Anchors and Tether for Children) sys- hicle. Also, do not put the same seat tem. Some child restraints include two rigid or belt around both your child and your- webbing-mounted attachments that can be self. connected to these lower anchors. For details, ¼ Never install a rear facing child re- see “LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tether for straint in the front seat. An inflating Children) SYSTEM” later in this section. supplemental air bag could seriously Child restraints for infants and children of injure or kill your child. A rear facing various sizes are offered by several manufac- child restraint must only be used in turers. When selecting any child restraint, keep the following points in mind: the rear seat. ¼ choose only a restraint with a label certify- ing that it complies with Federal Motor Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-27 ੬ 02.7.12/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  33. 33. Vehicle Safety Standard 213 or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213. restraint, be sure to select one which must install a front facing child re- will fit your child and vehicle. It may straint in the front seat, see instruc-¼ check the child restraint in your vehicle to not be possible to properly install tions later in this section. be sure it is compatible with the vehicle’s some types of child restraints in your seat and seat belt system. ¼ When your child restraint is not in vehicle. use, store it in the trunk or keep it¼ if the child restraint is compatible with your ¼ If the child restraint is not anchored vehicle, place your child in the child re- secured with a seat belt to prevent it properly, the risk of a child being from being thrown around in case of straint and check the various adjustments injured in a collision or a sudden stop to be sure the child restraint is compatible a sudden stop or accident. greatly increases. with your child. Always follow all recom- mended procedures. ¼ Adjustable seatbacks should be posi- tioned to fit the child restraint, but asAll US states and Canadian provinces re- CAUTION upright as possible.quire that infants and small children be ¼ After attaching the child restraint, Remember that a child restraint left in arestrained in approved child restraints atall times while the vehicle is being oper- test it before you place the child in it. closed vehicle can become very hot.ated. Tilt it from side to side. Try to tug it Check the seating surface and buckles forward and check to see if the belt before placing your child in the child holds the restraint in place. If the restraint. WARNING restraint is not secure, tighten the belt as necessary, or put the restraint ¼ Improper use of a child restraint can in another seat and test it again. result in increased injuries for both the infant or child and other occu- ¼ For a front facing child restraint, pants in the vehicle. check to make sure the shoulder belt does not go in front of the child’s face ¼ Follow all of the child restraint manu- or neck. If it does, put the shoulder facturer’s instructions for installation belt behind the child restraint. If you and use. When purchasing a child1-28 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 02.7.12/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  34. 34. INSTALLATION ON REAR SEATOUTBOARD OR CENTERPOSITIONS WARNING¼ The three-point belt on your vehicle is equipped with a locking mode retrac- tor which must be used when install- ing a child restraint.¼ Failure to do so will result in the child restraint not being properly secured. SSS0153 SSS0154 It could tip over or otherwise be un- secured and cause injury to the child Front facing in a sudden stop or collision. When you install a child restraint in a rear outboard or center seat, follow these steps: 1. Position the child restraint on the seat. It can be placed in a front facing direction, depending on the size of the child. Always follow the restraint manufacturer’s instruc- tions. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-29 ੬ 02.7.12/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
  35. 35. SSS0043 SSS0107 SSS00622. Route the seat belt tongue through the child 3. Pull on the shoulder belt until all of the belt 4. Allow the belt to retract. Pull up on the belt restraint and insert it into the buckle until is fully extended. At this time, the belt to remove any slack in the belt. you hear and feel the latch engage. retractor is in the automatic locking mode Be sure to follow the child restraint manu- (child restraint mode). It reverts back to facturer’s instructions for belt routing. emergency locking mode when the belt is fully retracted.1-30 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems ੬ 02.7.12/A33-D/V5.0 ੭
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