The inside pages of this manual containFOREWORD                                              READ FIRST—THEN DRIVE SAFELY ...
The inside pages of this manual containWHEN READING THE MANUAL                                                            ...
WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF NISSAN                                                                                            ...
NISSAN CUSTOMER CARE PROGRAMNISSAN CARES . . .Both NISSAN and your NISSAN dealer are dedicated to serving all your automot...
Table of   Illustrated table of contents                               0Contents   Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplement...
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0 Illustrated table of contentsAirbags, seat belts and child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2                 ...
AIRBAGS, SEAT BELTS AND CHILDRESTRAINTS                                                      1.  Supplemental front impact...
EXTERIOR FRONT                                   1.    Engine hood (P. 3-10)                                   2.    Headl...
EXTERIOR REAR                                                      1.  Rear window defroster switch (P. 2-18)             ...
PASSENGER COMPARTMENT                                         1.    Automatic anti-glare inside mirror                    ...
INSTRUMENT PANEL                                                     1.    Headlight and turn signal switch               ...
17.   Vehicle dynamic control (VDC) off      switch (if so equipped) or Traction con-      trol system (TCS) off switch (i...
ENGINE COMPARTMENT LOCATIONS                                                     1.    Power steering fluid reservoir (P. ...
WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTS Warning        Name         Page   Warning        Name          Page    Indicator        Name    ...
Indicator        Name          Page    light              Slip indicator     2-13              light (if so              e...
1 Safety—Seats, seat belts andsupplemental air bagsSeats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....
SEATS                                                                                          FRONT MANUAL SEAT          ...
WARNING                                                                                                          After adj...
● Do not operate the power seat switch for a                                                                              ...
WRS0164                                            LRS0239                               LRS0238Seat lifter (driver’s seat...
Interior trunk access                               ● When returning the seatbacks to the                                 ...
LRS0247                                             LIC0431                                                LIC0401To fold ...
LRS0241                                       LRS0240                                          WRS0134                Type...
SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT                                                                                                    ...
and are not a substitute for them. Seat beltsshould always be correctly worn and the occu-pant seated a suitable distance ...
● The driver and front passenger seat belt  buckles are equipped with sensors that  detect if the seat belts are fastened....
ARS1041                            ARS1042                             ARS10431-12 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplement...
ARS1044                                     ARS1045                                        WRS0256                        ...
WARNING                                                                           ● The seat belts, the supplemental side ...
WRS0032           SSS0159                                  SSS0162                 WARNING● When sitting in the rear seat,...
Supplemental front air bag system                                                                                         ...
inflate in a crash, depending on the crash severity    The front air bags deflate quickly after a collision.   ● No unauth...
● Work on and around the supplemental                                                                        to those of a...
practical away from the supplemental side air                                                          ● Tampering with th...
Pre-tensioner seat belt system (For            ● Work around and on the pre-tensioner                   cause irritation a...
When the ignition key is in the ON or START                                                                               ...
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  1. 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- MODIFICATION OF YOUR VEHICLEowners. This vehicle is delivered to you with er’s Manual carefully. This will ensure familiarityconfidence. It was produced using the latest with controls and maintenance requirements, as- This vehicle should not be modified.techniques and strict quality control. sisting you in the safe operation of your vehicle. Modification could affect its performance, safety or durability, andThis manual was prepared to help you under- WARNING may even violate governmentalstand the operation and maintenance of yourvehicle so that you may enjoy many miles (kilome- regulations. In addition, damage or per- IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION RE-ters) of driving pleasure. Please read through this MINDERS FOR SAFETY! formance problems resulting frommanual before operating your vehicle. modifications may not be covered un- Follow these important driving rules to der NISSAN warranties.A separate Warranty Information Booklet help ensure a safe and complete trip forexplains details about the warranties cov- you and your passengers!ering your vehicle. The “NISSAN Service ● NEVER drive under the influence of al-and Maintenance Guide” explains details cohol or drugs.about maintaining and servicing your ve-hicle. Additionally, a separate Customer ● ALWAYS observe posted speed limitsCare/Lemon Law Booklet (U.S. only) will and never drive too fast for conditions.explain how to resolve any concerns you ● ALWAYS use your seat belts and appro-may have with your vehicle, as well as priate child restraint systems. Preteenclarify your rights under your state’s lemon children should be seated in the rearlaw. seat.Your NISSAN dealership knows your vehicle ● ALWAYS provide information about thebest. When you require any service or have any proper use of vehicle safety features toquestions, they will be glad to assist you with the all occupants of the vehicle.extensive resources available to them. ● ALWAYS review this owner’s manual for important safety information. ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2004 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 10/07/03—tbrooks ੭
  2. 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” © 2003 NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC. WARNING or “Do not let this happen.” GARDENA, CALIFORNIAThis is used to indicate the presence of ahazard that could cause death or serious All rights reserved. No part of this Owner’spersonal injury. To avoid or reduce the Manual may be reproduced or stored in a retrieval If you see a symbol similar to these in an illustra- system, or transmitted in any form, or by anyrisk, the procedures must be followed tion, it means the arrow points to the front of theprecisely. means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, vehicle. recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Nissan North America, Inc., Gar- CAUTION dena, California.This is used to indicate the presence of a Arrows in an illustration that are similar to thesehazard that could cause minor or moder- indicate movement or action.ate personal injury or damage to your ve-hicle. To avoid or reduce the risk, the pro-cedures must be followed carefully. Arrows in an illustration that are similar to these call attention to an item in the illustration. ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2004 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 10/07/03—tbrooks ੭
  3. 3. WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF NISSAN NISSAN pioneered the use of electronics and com- puters in automobiles, and has led the industry in 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 WFW0002 maintenance, the service technician will perform his work according to the quality standards that haveYour new NISSAN is the result of our dedication to styling design at Nissan Design America, Inc. in San been established by NISSAN.produce the finest in safe, reliable and economical Diego, California, and engineering at Nissan Tech-transportation. Your vehicle is the product of a suc- nical Center North America in Farmington Hills, Safety has also been built into your NISSAN. As youcessful worldwide company that manufactures cars Michigan. Additionally, NISSAN employs more than know, seat belts are an integral part of the safetyand trucks in over 17 countries and distributes them 21,000 people throughout the United States, systems that will help protect you and your passen-in 170 nations. Canada, and Mexico. An additional 60,000 people gers in the event of a sudden stop or an accident. work for the 1,250 NISSAN and INFINITI dealers We urge you to use the seat belts every time youNISSAN vehicles are designed and manufactured drive the vehicle.by Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. which was founded in across North America.Tokyo, Japan in 1933, and NISSAN affiliates world- The NISSAN story of growth and achievement re-wide, collectively growing to become the fifth largest NISSAN is also a substantial contributor to the flects our major goal: to provide you, our customer,automaker in the world. In addition to cars and Canadian economy. Nissan Canada Inc., its suppli- with a vehicle that is built with quality and craftsman-trucks, NISSAN also makes forklift trucks, marine ers and over 150 dealers employ approximately ship — a product that we can be proud to build andengines, boats and other diversified products. 4,500 people. These include company employees you can be proud to own. and the staffs of NISSAN dealers all across Canada.NISSAN has made a substantial and growing in- In addition, many Canadians work for companiesvestment in North America. NISSAN’s commitment that supply NISSAN and NISSAN dealers with ma-is over $6 billion dollars in capital investments in terials and services ranging from the operation offacilities across the continent. Some of the facilities port facilities and transportation services, to theinclude the Nissan Manufacturing facilities in Can- supply of lubricants, parts and accessories.ton, Mississippi and in Smyrna, Tennessee, vehicle ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2004 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 10/07/03—tbrooks 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 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 You can write to NISSAN with the information at:dealer cannot assist you with or you would like to following information:provide NISSAN directly with comments or ques- For U.S. mainland and Alaska customerstions, please contact the NISSAN Consumer Affairs – Your name, address, and telephone number Nissan North America, Inc.Department using our toll-free number: Consumer Affairs Department – Vehicle identification number (attached to the P.O. Box 191For U.S. mainland and Alaska customers top of the instrument panel on the driver’s Gardena, California 90248-0191 1-800-NISSAN-1 side) (1-800-647-7261) For Hawaii customers – Date of purchase Nissan Motor Corporation in HawaiiFor Hawaii customers 2880 Kilihau St. – Current odometer reading 1-808-836-0888 (Oahu Number) Honolulu, Hawaii 96819 – Your NISSAN dealer’s nameFor Canadian customers For Canadian customers 1-800-387-0122 – Your comments or questions Nissan Canada Inc. OR 5290 Orbitor Drive Mississauga, Ontario L4W 4Z5 We appreciate your interest in NISSAN and thank you for buying a quality NISSAN vehicle. ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2004 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 10/07/03—tbrooks ੭
  5. 5. Table of Illustrated table of contents 0Contents Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental air bags 1 Instruments and controls 2 Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3 Display screen, 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. 7. 0 Illustrated table of contentsAirbags, seat belts and child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 Instrument panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-6Exterior front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-3 Engine compartment locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-8Exterior rear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-4 Warning/indicator lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-9Passenger compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-5 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2004 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 10/20/03—arosenma ੭
  8. 8. AIRBAGS, SEAT BELTS AND CHILDRESTRAINTS 1. Supplemental front impact air bags (P. 1-9) 2. Supplemental curtain side-impact air bag (P. 1-9) 3. Supplemental side impact air bag (P. 1-9) 4. Seat belt pretensioners (P. 1-20) 5. Front seat belts (P. 1-23) 6. Rear seat belts (P. 1-23) 7. Top tether strap anchor (P. 1-39) 8. LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) (P. 1-38) 9. Seats (P. 1-2) 10. Front head restraint (P. 1-8, P. 1-9) 11. Rear head restraint (P. 1-8) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. LII00010-2 Illustrated table of contents ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2004 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 10/20/03—arosenma ੭
  9. 9. EXTERIOR FRONT 1. Engine hood (P. 3-10) 2. Headlight and turn signal switch (P. 2-19) 3. Replacing bulbs (P. 8-30) 4. Windshield wiper and washer switch (P. 2-17) 5. Windshield (P. 8-21) 6. Sunroof (P. 2-36) 7. Power windows (P. 2-34) 8. Door locks, keyfob, keys (P. 3-3, 3-5, 3-2) 9. Mirrors (P. 3-17) 10. Tire pressure (P. 9-11) 11. Flat tire (P. 6-2) 12. Tire chains (P. 8-39) 13. Cornering light (P. 2-19) 14. Fog light switch (P. 2-19) 15. Tie down/towing hooks (P. 6-11) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. LII0002 Illustrated table of contents 0-3 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2004 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 10/20/03—arosenma ੭
  10. 10. EXTERIOR REAR 1. Rear window defroster switch (P. 2-18) 2. Rear sun shade (P. 2-38) 3. Interior trunk lid release (P. 3-12) 4. Trunk lid (P. 3-10) 5. Vehicle loading (P. 9-12) 6. Tie-down/towing hook (P. 6-12) 7. Replacing bulbs (P. 8-30) 8. Fuel filler cap, fuel recommendation (P. 3-13, P. 9-3) 9. Fuel filler lid (P. 3-13) 10. Child safety locks (P. 3-5) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. LII00030-4 Illustrated table of contents ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2004 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 10/20/03—arosenma ੭
  11. 11. PASSENGER COMPARTMENT 1. Automatic anti-glare inside mirror (P. 3-17) 2. Interior lights, illuminated entry (P. 2-39, P. 2-19) 3. Sun visors (P. 3-16) 4. Glove box (P. 2-31) 5. Sunroof (P. 2-36) 6. Front seat (P. 1-2) 7. Rear console (P. 2-32) 8. Rear seat (P. 1-6) 9. Rear cup holders (P. 2-29) 10. Front console (P. 2-31) 11. Front cup holders (P. 2-29) 12. Park brake, parking on hills (P. 5-12, P. 5-16) 13. HomeLinkா (P. 2-42) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. WII0011 Illustrated table of contents 0-5 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2004 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 10/20/03—arosenma ੭
  12. 12. INSTRUMENT PANEL 1. Headlight and turn signal switch (P. 2-19) 2. Meters and gauges (P. 2-3) 3. Windshield wiper/washer switch (P. 2-17) 4. Driver side, center and passenger side ventilators (P. 4-14) 5. Security indicator light (P. 2-14) 6. Display screen/Navigation system* (P. 4-2, P. 4-7) 7. Audio system controls (P. 4-19) 8. Climate controls (P. 4-16) 9. Front passenger supplemental air bag (P. 1-9) 10. Glove box (P. 2-31) 11. Hazard warning flasher switch (P. 2-23) 12. Cruise control main/set switches (P. 2-23) 13. Driver supplemental air bag/horn (P. 1-9, P. 2-24) 14. Tilt/telescopic steering wheel controls (P. 3-14) 15. Steering wheel switch for audio control (P. 4-31) 16. Heated steering wheel switch (P. 2-25) WII00050-6 Illustrated table of contents ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2004 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 10/20/03—arosenma ੭
  13. 13. 17. Vehicle dynamic control (VDC) off switch (if so equipped) or Traction con- trol system (TCS) off switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-26, P. 2-26)18. Outside mirror controls (P. 3-17)19. Instrument brightness control (P. 2-22)20. Heated seat switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-24)21. Rear sunshade switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-38)*: Refer to the separate Navigation System Own-er’s Manual (if so equipped).See the page number indicated in paren-theses for operating details. Illustrated table of contents 0-7 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2004 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 10/20/03—arosenma ੭
  14. 14. ENGINE COMPARTMENT LOCATIONS 1. Power steering fluid reservoir (P. 8-13) 2. Engine oil filler cap (P. 8-8) 3. Brake fluid reservoir (P. 8-13) 4. Clutch fluid reservoir (M/T model) (P. 8-14) 5. Air cleaner (P. 8-18) 6. Battery (P. 8-15) 7. Fuse/fusible link box (P. 8-23) 8. Transmission dipstick (A/T models) (P. 8-11) 9. Engine oil dipstick (P. 8-8) 10. Radiator cap (P. 8-7) 11. Fuse block (P. 8-23) 12. Windshield washer fluid reservoir (P. 8-14) 13. Engine coolant reservoir (P. 8-7) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. WII00060-8 Illustrated table of contents ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2004 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 10/20/03—skoniecz ੭
  15. 15. WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTS Warning Name Page Warning Name Page Indicator Name Page light light light Engine oil pres- 2-10 Automatic 2-12 Anti-lock brake 2-9 sure light transmission or warning light position indica- Low fuel warn- 2-11 tor light (A/T ing light models) Automatic 2-10 Low windshield 2-11 transmission CRUISE main 2-12 washer fluid check warning switch indicator warning light light (if so light equipped) Seat belt warn- 2-11 Cruise SET 2-12 ing light and Brake warning 2-10 switch indicator chime or light light Supplemental 2-11 High beam in- 2-12 air bag warning dicator light Charge warning 2-10 light (blue) light Trunk lid open 2-11 Malfunction 2-12 Door open 2-10 warning light indicator lamp warning light (MIL) Illustrated table of contents 0-9 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2004 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 10/20/03—skoniecz ੭
  16. 16. Indicator Name Page light Slip indicator 2-13 light (if so equipped) Traction control 2-13 system off indi- cator light (if so equipped) Turn 2-13 signal/hazard indicator lights Vehicle dynam- 2-13 ics control off indicator light (if so equipped)0-10 Illustrated table of contents ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2004 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 10/20/03—arosenma ੭
  17. 17. 1 Safety—Seats, seat belts andsupplemental air bagsSeats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 Precautions on seat belt usage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-23 Front manual seat adjustment — passenger Child safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-25 side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 Pregnant women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-26 Front power seat adjustment (for driver’s Injured persons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-26 seat and if so equipped for passenger’s Three-point type seat belt with retractor . . . . . . . . . . 1-27 seat) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4 Seat belt extenders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-30 Folding rear seat (if so equipped). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6 Seat belt maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-30 Head restraint adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-8 Child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-31 Active head restraint (front seats). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-9 Precautions on child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-31Supplemental restraint system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-9 Installation on rear seat center (5-passenger Precautions on supplemental restraint models only) or outboard positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-33 system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-9 LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Supplemental air bag warning labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-21 CHildren) system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-38 Supplemental air bag warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-21 Top tether strap child restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-39Seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-23 Installation on front passenger seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-40 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2004 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 10/20/03—arosenma ੭
  18. 18. SEATS FRONT MANUAL SEAT ADJUSTMENT — PASSENGER SIDE 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 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental air bags ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2004 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 10/07/03—tbrooks ੭
  19. 19. WARNING After adjustment, gently rock in the seat to make sure it is securely locked. LRS0244 LRS0245Forward and backward RecliningPull the lever up and hold it while you slide the To recline the seatback, pull the lever up and leanseat forward or backward to the desired position. back. To bring the seatback forward, pull the leverRelease the lever to lock the seat in position. up and lean your body forward. Release the lever to lock the seatback in position. The reclining feature allows adjustment of the seatback for occupants of different sizes to help obtain proper seat belt fit (see “Precautions on seat belt usage” later in this section). Also, the seatback can be reclined to allow occupants to rest when the vehicle is stopped. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental air bags 1-3 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2004 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 10/07/03—tbrooks ੭
  20. 20. ● Do not operate the power seat switch for a long period of time when the engine is off. This will discharge the battery. See “Automatic drive positioner (if so equipped)” in “Pre-driving checks and adjustments” for auto- matic drive positioner operation. Forward and backward Moving the switch forward or backward will slide the seat forward or backward to the desired position. Reclining WRS0163 Move the recline switch backward until the de- sired angle is obtained. To bring the seatbackFRONT POWER SEAT ● Do not leave children unattended inside forward again, move the switch forward andADJUSTMENT (for driver’s seat and if the vehicle. They could unknowingly ac- move your body forward. The seatback will moveso equipped for passenger’s seat) tivate switches or controls. Unattended forward. children could become involved in seri- ous accidents. The reclining feature allows adjustment of the WARNING seatback for occupants of different sizes to help● Do not adjust the driver’s seat while Operating tips obtain proper seat belt fit (see “Precautions on driving so full attention may be given to seat belt usage” later in this section). Also, the ● The power seat motor has an auto-reset seatback can be reclined to allow occupants to vehicle operation. The seat may move overload protection circuit. If the motor suddenly and could cause loss of con- rest when the vehicle is stopped. stops during operation, wait 30 seconds, trol of the vehicle. then reactivate the switch.1-4 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental air bags ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2004 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 10/20/03—skoniecz ੭
  21. 21. WRS0164 LRS0239 LRS0238Seat lifter (driver’s seat) Manual PowerPush the front or rear end of the switch up or Lumbar support (driver’s seat)down to adjust the angle and height of the seat The lumbar support feature provides lower backcushion. support to the driver. Move the lever up or down (manual) or move the switch forward or backward (power) to adjust the seat lumbar area. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental air bags 1-5 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2004 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 10/07/03—tbrooks ੭
  22. 22. Interior trunk access ● When returning the seatbacks to the For models without rear center console, the trunk upright position, be certain they are completely secured in the latched posi- can be accessed from the passenger side of the tion. If they are not completely secured, rear seat for loading and unloading, as shown. passengers may be injured in an acci- ᭺ 1 Push down on the button on the rear parcel dent or sudden stop. shelf. ● Closely supervise children when they ᭺ 2 Fold down the passenger side seatback. are around cars to prevent them from playing and becoming locked in the WARNING trunk where they could be seriously in- jured. Keep the car locked, with the rear ● Never allow anyone to ride in the cargo seatback and trunk lid securely latched area or on the rear seat when it is in the when not in use, and prevent children’s fold-down position. Use of these areas access to car keys. by passengers without proper restraints could result in serious injury in an acci- dent or sudden stop. ● The 4-passenger model has seating and seat belts for 4 occupants, 2 in the front seats and 2 in the rear seats. Never use the rear console as a seating position or for a child restraint. LRS0246 ● Properly secure all cargo with ropes orFOLDING REAR SEAT (if so straps to help prevent it from sliding orequipped) shifting. Do not place cargo higher than the seatbacks. In a sudden stop or col- lision, unsecured cargo could cause personal injury.1-6 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental air bags ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2004 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 10/07/03—tbrooks ੭
  23. 23. LRS0247 LIC0431 LIC0401To fold down the driver side of the rear seat, reach For models with rear center console, the trunk Center armrestthrough the opening and pull on the strap ᭺ 1 can be accessed through the access panel be-located behind the seat. tween the rear seats. Pull the armrest forward until it is horizontal.The rear seats can be locked using the master The panel can be locked using the master key tokey to prevent unauthorized access. The valet key prevent unauthorized access. The valet key can-cannot be used to lock or unlock the release not be used to lock or unlock the access panel.button. For more information on keys, refer to ”Keys” in the Pre-driving checks and adjustments” section of this manual. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental air bags 1-7 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2004 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 10/07/03—tbrooks ੭
  24. 24. LRS0241 LRS0240 WRS0134 Type A — Front Type B — Rear Adjust the head restraint so the center is levelHEAD RESTRAINT ADJUSTMENT WARNING with the center of your ears.To raise the head restraint, pull it up. To lower, Head restraints should be adjusted prop-push and hold the lock knob and push the head erly as they may provide significant pro-restraint down. tection against injury in an accident. Do not remove them. Check the adjustmentTo adjust the head restraint forward or backward after someone else uses the seat.(Type A only), push it in the direction required.1-8 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental air bags ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2004 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 10/07/03—tbrooks ੭
  25. 25. SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM ● Do not attach anything to the head re- PRECAUTIONS ON straint stalks. Doing so could impair SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT active head restraint function. SYSTEM The head restraint moves forward utilizing the This Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) sec- force that the seatback receives from the occu- tion contains important information concerning pant in a rear-end collision. The movement of the the driver and passenger supplemental front air head restraint helps support the occupant’s head bags, supplemental side air bags, curtain side- by reducing its backward movement and helping impact air bags and pre-tensioner seat belts. absorb some of the forces that may lead to whip- lash type injuries. Supplemental front impact air bag system: This system can help cushion the impact force to Active head restraints are effective for collisions the head and chest of the driver and front pas- at low to medium speeds in which it is said that senger in certain frontal collisions. whiplash injury occurs most. SPA1025 Supplemental side-impact air bag system: Active head restraints operate only in certain This system can help cushion the impact force toACTIVE HEAD RESTRAINT (front rear-end collisions. After the collision, the head the chest area of the driver and front passenger inseats) restraints return to their original positions. certain side impact collisions. The supplemental Properly adjust the active head restraints as de- side air bag is designed to inflate on the side WARNING where the vehicle is impacted. scribed earlier in this section.● Always adjust the head restraints prop- Supplemental curtain side-impact air bag erly as specified in the previous section. system: This system can help cushion the im- Failure to do so can reduce the effec- pact force to the head of occupants in front and tiveness of the active head restraint. rear outboard seating positions in certain side● Active head restraints are designed to impact collisions. The curtain side-impact air supplement other safety systems. Al- bags are designed to inflate on the side where ways wear seat belts. No system can the vehicle is impacted. prevent all injuries in any accident. These supplemental restraint systems are de- signed to supplement the crash protection pro- vided by the driver and front passenger seat belts Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental air bags 1-9 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2004 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 10/07/03—tbrooks ੭
  26. 26. and are not a substitute for them. Seat beltsshould always be correctly worn and the occu-pant seated a suitable distance away from thesteering wheel, instrument panel and door finish-ers. (See “Seat belts” later in this section forinstructions and precautions on seat belt usage.)The supplemental air bags operate onlywhen the ignition switch is in the ON orSTART position.After turning the ignition key to the ONposition, the supplemental air bag warninglight illuminates. The supplemental air bagwarning light will turn off after about 7seconds if the system is operational. 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.1-10 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental air bags ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2004 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 10/07/03—tbrooks ੭
  27. 27. ● 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. ARS1133 WARNING ● Never let children ride unrestrained or extend their hands or face out of the window. Do not attempt to hold them in your lap or arms. Some examples of dangerous riding positions are shown in the illustrations. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental air bags 1-11 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2004 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 10/07/03—tbrooks ੭
  28. 28. ARS1041 ARS1042 ARS10431-12 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental air bags ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2004 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 10/07/03—tbrooks ੭
  29. 29. ARS1044 ARS1045 WRS0256 WARNING ● Never install a rear-facing child re- straint in the front seat. An inflating ● Children may be severely injured or supplemental front air bag could seri- killed when the supplemental front air ously injure or kill your child. See “Child bags, side air bags or curtain side- restraints” later in this section for impact air bags inflate if they are not details. properly restrained. Pre-teens and chil- dren should be properly restrained in the rear seat, if possible. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental air bags 1-13 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2004 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 10/07/03—tbrooks ੭
  30. 30. WARNING ● The seat belts, the supplemental side air bags and curtain side-impact air bags are most effective when you are sitting well back and upright in the seat. The side air bag and curtain side-impact air bag inflate with great force. Do not allow anyone to place their hand, leg or face near the side air bag on the side of the seatback of the front seat or near the side roof rails. Do not allow anyone sitting in the front seats or rear out- board seats to extend their hand out of SSS0101 SSS0188 the window or lean against the door. Some examples of dangerous riding WARNING positions are shown in the previous illustrations.Supplemental side air bag and curtainside-impact air bag:● The supplemental side air bag and cur- tain side-impact air bag ordinarily will not inflate in the event of a frontal im- pact, rear impact, rollover or lower se- verity side collision. Always wear your seat belts to help reduce the risk or severity of injury in various kinds of accidents.1-14 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental air bags ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2004 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 10/07/03—tbrooks ੭
  31. 31. WRS0032 SSS0159 SSS0162 WARNING● When sitting in the rear seat, do not hold onto the seatback of the front seat. If the side air bag inflates, you may be seriously injured. Be especially careful with children, who should always be properly restrained. Some examples of dangerous riding positions are shown in the illustrations.● Do not use seat covers on the front seatbacks. They may interfere with supplemental side air bag inflation. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental air bags 1-15 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2004 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 10/07/03—tbrooks ੭
  32. 32. Supplemental front air bag system The driver supplemental front air bag is located in the center of the steering wheel. The passenger supplemental front air bag is mounted in the instrument panel above the glove box. 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. WRS0168 The supplemental air bag system has dual stage1. SRS curtain side-impact air bag (right) 6. Diagnosis sensor unit inflators for both the driver and passenger air2. Supplemental side air bag modules 7. Supplemental front air bag modules bags. The system monitors information from the3. SRS curtain side-impact air bag mod- 8. Crash zone sensor crash zone sensor, the diagnosis sensor unit and seat belt buckle sensors that detect if the seat ule 9. SRS curtain side-impact air bag (left) belts are fastened. Inflator operation is based on4. Satellite sensors 10. Seat belt buckle switches the severity of a collision and whether the seat5. Seat belt pre-tensioner retractor belts are being used. Only one front air bag may1-16 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental air bags ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2004 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 10/07/03—tbrooks ੭
  33. 33. inflate in a crash, depending on the crash severity The front air bags deflate quickly after a collision. ● No unauthorized changes should beand whether the front occupants are belted or made to any components or wiring of The supplemental front air bags operateunbelted. This does not indicate improper perfor- the supplemental air bag system. This is only when the ignition switch is in the ONmance of the system. If you have any questions to prevent accidental inflation of the or START position.about the performance of your air bag system, supplemental air bag or damage to theplease contact your NISSAN dealer. After turning the ignition key to the ON supplemental air bag system. position, the supplemental air bag warningWhen the supplemental front air bag inflates, a ● Do not make unauthorized changes to light illuminates. The supplemental air bagfairly loud noise may be heard, followed by the your vehicle’s electrical system, sus- warning light will turn off after about 7 pension system or front end structure.release of smoke. This smoke is not harmful and seconds if the system is operational. This could affect proper operation ofdoes not indicate a fire. Care should be taken tonot inhale it, as it may cause irritation and chok- the supplemental front air bag system. WARNINGing. Those with a history of a breathing condition ● Tampering with the supplemental frontshould get fresh air promptly. ● Do not place any objects on the steer- air bag system may result in serious ing wheel pad or on the instrument personal injury. Tampering includesSupplemental front air bags, along with the use of panel. Also, do not place any objects changes to the steering wheel and theseat belts, help to cushion the impact force on between any occupant and the steering instrument panel assembly by placingthe face and chest of the front occupants. They wheel or instrument panel. Such ob- material over the steering wheel padcan help save lives and reduce serious injuries. jects may become dangerous projec- and above the instrument panel or byHowever, an inflating front air bag may cause tiles and cause injury if the supplemen- installing additional trim materialfacial abrasions or other injuries. Front air bags tal front air bag inflates. around the air bag system.do not provide restraint to the lower body. ● Immediately after inflation, severalSeat belts should be correctly worn and the front air bag system components will bedriver and passenger seated upright as far as hot. Do not touch them; you may se-practical away from the steering wheel or instru- verely burn yourself.ment panel. The supplemental front air bags in-flate quickly in order to help protect the frontoccupants. Because of this, the force of the frontair bag inflating can increase the risk of injury ifthe occupant is too close to, or is against, thefront air bag module during inflation. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental air bags 1-17 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2004 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 10/07/03—tbrooks ੭
  34. 34. ● Work on and around the supplemental to those of a higher severity side impact. They are front air bag system should be done by designed to inflate on the side where the vehicle a NISSAN dealer. Installation of electri- is impacted. They may not inflate in certain side cal equipment should also be done by a collisions. NISSAN dealer. The Supplemental Re- Vehicle damage (or lack of it) is not always an straint System (SRS) wiring should not indication of proper supplemental side air bag be modified or disconnected. Unautho- and curtain side-impact air bag operation. rized electrical test equipment and probing devices should not be used on When the supplemental side air bag and curtain the air bag system. side-impact air bag inflate, a fairly loud noise may be heard, followed by release of smoke. This● A cracked windshield should be re- smoke is not harmful and does not indicate a fire. placed immediately by a qualified re- Care should be taken not to inhale it, as it may pair facility. A cracked windshield could cause irritation and choking. Those with a history affect inflation of the supplemental air LRS0259 of a breathing condition should get fresh air bag system. Supplemental side-impact air bag and promptly.● The SRS wiring harness connectors are yellow and orange for easy curtain side-impact air bags system Supplemental side air bags, along with the use of identification. seat belts, help to cushion the impact force on The supplemental side-impact air bags are lo- the chest of the front occupants. Curtain side- cated in the outside of the seatback of the frontWhen selling your vehicle, we request that you impact air bags help to cushion the impact force seats. The supplemental curtain side-impact airinform the buyer about the supplemental front air to the head of occupants in the front and rear bags are located in the side roof rails. Thesebag system and guide the buyer to the appropri- outboard seating positions. They can help save systems are designed to meet voluntary guide-ate sections in this Owner’s Manual. lives and reduce serious injuries. However, an lines to help reduce the risk of injury to out-of- inflating side air bag and curtain side-impact air position occupants. However, all of the infor- bag may cause abrasions or other injuries. mation, cautions and warnings in this Supplemental side air bags and curtain side- manual still apply and must be followed. impact air bags do not provide restraint to the The supplemental side air bags and curtain side- lower body. impact air bags are designed to inflate in higher severity side collisions, although they may inflate The seat belts should be correctly worn and the if the forces in another type of collision are similar driver and passenger seated upright as far as1-18 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental air bags ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2004 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 10/07/03—tbrooks ੭
  35. 35. practical away from the supplemental side air ● Tampering with the supplemental side WARNINGbag. Rear seat passengers should be seated as air bag system may result in seriousfar away as practical from the door finishers and ● Do not place any objects near the seat- personal injury. For example, do notside roof rails. The side air bags and curtain back of the front seats. Also, do not change the front seats by placing mate-side-impact air bag inflate quickly in order to help place any objects (an umbrella, bag, rial near the seatback or by installingprotect the front occupants. Because of this, the etc.) between the front door finisher additional trim material, such as seatforce of the side air bag and curtain side-impact and the front seat. Such objects may covers, around the side air bag.air bag inflating can increase the risk of injury if become dangerous projectiles and cause injury if the supplemental side air ● Work around and on the side air bagthe occupant is too close to, or is against, these and curtain side-impact air bag system bag inflates.air bag modules during inflation. The side air bag should be done by a NISSAN dealer.and curtain side-impact air bag will deflate ● Right after inflation, several side air bag Installation of electrical equipmentquickly after the collision is over. and curtain side-impact air bag system should also be done by a NISSAN components will be hot. Do not touch dealer. The SRS wiring harnesses*The supplemental side air bags and curtain them; you may severely burn yourself.side-impact air bags operate only when the should not be modified or discon-ignition switch is in the ON or START posi- ● No unauthorized changes should be nected. Unauthorized electrical test made to any components or wiring of equipment and probing devices shouldtions. the side air bag and curtain side-impact not be used on the side air bag system.After turning the ignition key to the ON air bag system. This is to prevent acci-position, the supplemental air bag warning dental inflation of the side air bag and * The SRS wiring harness connectors arelight illuminates. The supplemental air bag curtain side-impact air bag or damage yellow and orange for easy identification.warning light will turn off after about 7 to the side air bag and curtain side- When selling your vehicle, we request that youseconds if the system is operational. impact air bag system. inform the buyer about the supplemental side air ● Do not make unauthorized changes to bag and curtain side-impact air bag system and your vehicle’s electrical system, sus- guide the buyer to the appropriate sections in this pension system or side panel. This Owner’s Manual. could affect proper operation of the supplemental side air bag and curtain side-impact air bag system. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental air bags 1-19 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2004 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 10/07/03—tbrooks ੭
  36. 36. Pre-tensioner seat belt system (For ● Work around and on the pre-tensioner cause irritation and choking. Those with a historyfront seats) system should be done by a NISSAN of a breathing condition should get fresh air dealer. Installation of electrical equip- promptly. WARNING ment should also be done by a NISSAN If any abnormality occurs in the pre-tensioner dealer. Unauthorized electrical test system, the supplemental air bag warning● The pre-tensioner seat belt cannot be equipment and probing devices should light will not come on, will flash intermit- reused after activation. It must be re- not be used on the pre-tensioner seat tently or will turn on for 7 seconds and remain on placed together with the retractor and belt system. after the ignition key has been turned to the ON or buckle as a unit. ● If you need to dispose of the pre- START position. In this case, the pre-tensioner● If the vehicle becomes involved in a tensioner or scrap the vehicle, contact a seat belt may not function properly. They must be frontal collision but the pre-tensioner is NISSAN dealer. Correct pre-tensioner checked and repaired. Take your vehicle to the not activated, be sure to have the pre- disposal procedures are set forth in the nearest NISSAN dealer. tensioner system checked and, if nec- appropriate NISSAN Service Manual. When selling your vehicle, we request that you essary, replaced by your NISSAN Incorrect disposal procedures could inform the buyer about the pre-tensioner seat belt dealer. cause personal injury. system and guide the buyer to the appropriate● No unauthorized changes should be sections in this Owner’s Manual. made to any components or wiring of The front seat pre-tensioner seat belt system the pre-tensioner seat belt system. This activates in conjunction with the supplemental air is to prevent accidental activation of bag systems. Working with the seat belt retrac- the pre-tensioner seat belt or damage tor, it helps tighten the seat belt when the vehicle to the pre-tensioner seat belt operation. becomes involved in certain types of collisions, Tampering with the pre-tensioner seat helping to restrain front seat occupants. 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 may1-20 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental air bags ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2004 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 10/07/03—tbrooks ੭
  37. 37. 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. If any of the following conditions occur, the supplemental front air bag, supplemental side air bag and curtain side-impact air bag and pre- tensioner seat belt systems need servicing: ● The supplemental air bag warning light re- mains on after approximately 7 seconds. ● The supplemental air bag warning light flashes intermittently. WRS0169 LRS0100 ● The supplemental air bag warning light does1. SRS Air Bag Warning Labels (located SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG not come on at all. on the sun visors) WARNING LIGHT2. SRS Side Air Bag Warning Labels (lo- Under these conditions, the supplemental front The supplemental air bag warning light, air bag, supplemental side air bags and curtain cated on the door pillar) displaying in the instrument panel, moni- side-impact air bag or pre-tensioner seat beltSUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG tors the circuits of the supplemental front air bag, systems may not operate properly. It must beWARNING LABELS supplemental side air bag and curtain side- checked and repaired. Take your vehicle to the impact air bag and pre-tensioner seat belt sys- nearest NISSAN dealer.Warning labels about the supplemental front airbag, supplemental side air bag and curtain side- tems. The circuits monitored by the supplementalimpact air bag systems are placed in the vehicle air bag warning light are the diagnosis sensoras shown in the illustration. unit, crash zone sensor, satellite sensors, front air bag modules, side air bag modules, curtain side- impact air bag modules, pre-tensioner seat belts and all related wiring. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental air bags 1-21 ੬ REVIEW COPY:—2004 Maxima (max) Owners Manual (owners)—USA English (nna) 10/07/03—tbrooks ੭
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