2005 FRONTIER OWNER'S MANUAL

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Classic Cars Nissan offers you excellent sales and service on new or used Nissan vehicles. Stop in and test drive a Nissan 2005 FRONTIER or any car or truck today! We're located Hainesport New Jersey …

Classic Cars Nissan offers you excellent sales and service on new or used Nissan vehicles. Stop in and test drive a Nissan 2005 FRONTIER or any car or truck today! We're located Hainesport New Jersey between Cherry Hill and Mount Holly. Only 20 minutes from Philadelphia. Classic Cars Nissan 1513 Route 38 Hainesport, NJ 08036 866-CLASSIC or 866-252-7742

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  • 1. FOREWORD READ FIRST—THEN DRIVE SAFELYWelcome to the growing family of new NISSAN Before driving your vehicle please read this Own- drive models correctly may result in loss ofowners. This vehicle is delivered to you with er’s Manual carefully. This will ensure familiarity control or an accident. Be sure to readconfidence. It was produced using the latest with controls and maintenance requirements, as- “Driving safety precautions” in the “Start-techniques and strict quality control. sisting you in the safe operation of your vehicle. ing and driving” section of this manual.This manual was prepared to help you under- ON-PAVEMENT AND OFF-ROAD DRIVING WARNINGstand the operation and maintenance of yourvehicle so that you may enjoy many miles (kilome- IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION RE- This vehicle will handle and maneuverters) of driving pleasure. Please read through this MINDERS FOR SAFETY! differently from an ordinary passengermanual before operating your vehicle. car because it has a higher center of Follow these important driving rules to gravity for off-road use. As with otherA separate Warranty Information Booklet help ensure a safe and comfortable trip vehicles with features of this type, fail-explains details about the warranties cov- for you and your passengers! ure to operate this vehicle correctly mayering your vehicle. The “NISSAN Service ● NEVER drive under the influence of al- result in loss of control or an accident.and Maintenance Guide” explains details cohol or drugs.about maintaining and servicing your ve- Be sure to read “On-pavement and off- ● ALWAYS observe posted speed limitshicle. Additionally, a separate Customer and never drive too fast for conditions. road driving precautions”, and “Avoid-Care/Lemon Law Booklet (U.S. only) will ing collision and rollover”, and “Driving ● ALWAYS use your seat belts and appropri- safety precautions”, in the “Starting andexplain how to resolve any concerns you ate child restraint systems. Pre-teen chil-may have with your vehicle, as well as driving” section of this manual. dren should be seated in the rear seat.clarify your rights under your state’s lemonlaw. ● ALWAYS provide information about the proper use of vehicle safety features to MODIFICATION OF YOUR VEHICLEYour NISSAN dealership knows your vehicle all occupants of the vehicle.best. When you require any service or have any This vehicle should not be modified. ● ALWAYS review this owner’s manual for Modification could affect itsquestions, they will be glad to assist you with the important safety information. performance, safety or durability, andextensive resources available to them. For descriptions specified for four-wheel drive may even violate governmental models, a mark is placed at the begin- regulations. In addition, damage or per- ning of the applicable sections/items. formance problems resulting from modifications may not be covered un- As with other vehicles with features for der NISSAN warranties. off-road use, failure to operate four-wheel ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 2. WHEN READING THE MANUALThis manual includes information for all options CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65available on this model. Therefore, you may find WARNINGsome information that does not apply to yourvehicle. WARNINGAll information, specifications and illustrations in Engine exhaust, some of its constituents,this manual are those in effect at the time of and certain vehicle components containprinting. NISSAN reserves the right to change or emit chemicals known to the State ofspecifications or design without notice and with- California to cause cancer and birth de-out obligation. fects or other reproductive harm. In addi-IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT tion, certain fluids contained in vehiclesTHIS MANUAL and certain products of component wear contain or emit chemicals known to theYou will see various symbols in this manual. They State of California to cause cancer andare used in the following ways: APD1005 birth defects or other reproductive harm. If you see this symbol, it means “Do not do this” WARNING or “Do not let this happen.”This is used to indicate the presence of ahazard that could cause death or seriouspersonal injury. To avoid or reduce the If you see a symbol similar to these in an illustra-risk, the procedures must be followed tion, it means the arrow points to the front of theprecisely. vehicle. © 2004 NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC. GARDENA, CALIFORNIA CAUTION All rights reserved. No part of this Owner’sThis is used to indicate the presence of a Arrows in an illustration that are similar to these Manual may be reproduced or stored in a retrievalhazard that could cause minor or moder- indicate movement or action. system, or transmitted in any form, or by anyate personal injury or damage to your ve- means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying,hicle. To avoid or reduce the risk, the pro- recording or otherwise, without the prior writtencedures must be followed carefully. Arrows in an illustration that are similar to these permission of Nissan North America, Inc., Gar- call attention to an item in the illustration. dena, California. ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 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—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 4. NISSAN CUSTOMER CARE PROGRAMNISSAN CARES . . .Both NISSAN and your NISSAN dealer are dedicated to serving all your automotive needs. Your satisfaction with your vehicle and your NISSAN dealer areour primary concerns. Your NISSAN dealer is always available to assist you with all your automobile sales and service needs.However, if there is something that your NISSAN The Consumer Affairs Department will ask for You can write to NISSAN with the information at:dealer cannot assist you with or you would like to the following information: For U.S. customersprovide NISSAN directly with comments or – Your name, address, and telephone number Nissan North America, Inc.questions, please contact the NISSAN Con- – Vehicle identification number (attached to the Consumer Affairs Departmentsumer Affairs Department using our toll-free top of the instrument panel on the driver’s P.O. Box 191number: side) Gardena, California 90248-0191For U.S. customers – Date of purchase For Canadian customers 1-800-NISSAN-1 Nissan Canada Inc. (1-800-647-7261) – Current odometer reading 5290 Orbitor DriveFor Canadian customers – Your NISSAN dealer’s name Mississauga, Ontario L4W 4Z5 1-800-387-0122 – Your comments or questions OR We appreciate your interest in NISSAN and thank you for buying a quality NISSAN vehicle. ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 5. Table of Illustrated table of contents 0Contents Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1 Instruments and controls 2 Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4 Starting and driving 5 In case of emergency 6 Appearance and care 7 Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8 Technical and consumer information 9 Index 10
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  • 7. 0 Illustrated table of contentsAirbags, seat belts and child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 Instrument panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-6Exterior front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-3 Engine compartment check locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-8Exterior rear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-4 Warning/indicator lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-10Passenger compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-5 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/21/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 8. AIRBAGS, SEAT BELTS AND CHILDRESTRAINTS 1. 2nd row seat belts (P. 1-12) 2. Supplemental curtain side-impact and rollover air bags (P. 1-48) 3. Front seat belts (P. 1-12) 4. Supplemental front impact air bags (P.1-56) 5. Seats (P. 1-2) 6. Occupant classification sensor (weight sensor) (P. 1-56) 7. Seat belt pretensioners (P. 1-62) 8. Supplemental side-impact air bag (if so equipped) (P. 1-48) 9. LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) (P. 1-34) 10. Top tether strap anchor (P. 1-36) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. WII00510-2 Illustrated table of contents ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/21/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 9. EXTERIOR FRONT 1. Engine hood (P. 0-8) 2. Windshield wiper and washer switch (P. 2-23) 3. Windshield (P. 8-22) 4. Windows (P. 2-44) 5. Door locks, keyfob, keys (P. 3-3, 3-6, 3-2) 6. Mirrors (P. 3-12) 7. Tire pressure (P. 8-32) 8. Flat tire (P. 6-2) 9. Tire chains (P. 5-33) 10. Headlight and turn signal switch (P. 2-25); Replacing bulbs (P. 8-28) 11. Fog light switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-28) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. LII0052 Illustrated table of contents 0-3 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/21/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 10. EXTERIOR REAR 1. Rear sliding window (if so equipped) (P.2-46) 2. Vehicle loading (P. 9-12) 3. Truck box, tailgate (P.3-14) 4. Replacing bulbs (P. 8-28) 5. Fuel filler cap, fuel recommendation (P. 3-10, P. 9-3) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. LII00530-4 Illustrated table of contents ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/21/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 11. PASSENGER COMPARTMENT 1. Map lights (P. 2-48) 2. Sun visors (P. 3-11) 3. Inside mirror (P. 3-12) 4. Ventilators (P. 4-2) 5. Glove box (P. 2-38) 6. Shift knob (automatic transmission, if so equipped) (P. 5-10) 7. Cup holders (P. 2-41) 8. Front seats (P. 1-2) 9. Console box (P. 2-38) 10. Rear seats (P. 1-11) 11. Flat tire (P. 6-2) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. WII0054 Illustrated table of contents 0-5 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/21/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 12. INSTRUMENT PANEL 1. Ventilators (P. 4-2) 2. Headlight/fog light (if so equipped)/ turn signal switch (P. 2-25) 3. Steering wheel switch for audio control (if so equipped) (P. 4-26) 4. Driver supplemental air bag/horn (P. 1-48, P. 2-29) 5. Meters, gauges and warning/indicator lights (P. 2-3, 2-12) 6. Cruise control main/set switches (if so equipped) (P. 5-17) 7. Windshield wiper/washer switch (P. 2-23) 8. Storage (P. 2-35) 9. Audio system controls (if so equipped) (P. 4-10) 10. Front passenger supplemental air bag (P. 1-48) 11. Upper and lower glove box (P. 2-38) 12. Power outlet (P. 2-34) 13. Electronic locking rear differential (E-Lock) system switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-32) Heated seat switches (if so equipped) (P. 2-30) Hill descent control (HDC) switch WIC0816 (if so equipped) (P. 2-31)0-6 Illustrated table of contents ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/21/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 13. Vehicle dynamic control (VDC) off switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-31)14. Shift selector lever (P. 5-10)15. 4WD shift switch (if so equipped) (P. 5-19)16. Climate controls (P. 4-2)17. Passenger air bag status light (P. 1-58)18. Hazard lights (P. 2-29)19. Ignition switch (P. 5-7)20. Tilt steering wheel control (if so equipped) (P. 3-11)21. Cargo lamp switch (P. 2-30)22. Clutch interlock (clutch start) switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-33)23. Outside mirror controls (if so equipped) (P. 3-13) Illustrated table of contents 0-7 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/21/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 14. ENGINE COMPARTMENT CHECKLOCATIONS QR25DE engine 1. Windshield washer fluid reservoir (P. 8-15) 2. Fuse/fusible link box (P. 8-24) 3. Air cleaner (P. 8-19) 4. Engine oil filler cap (P. 8-9) 5. Engine oil dipstick (P. 8-9) 6. Brake fluid reservoir/Clutch fluid reservoir (M/T model) (P. 8-14) 7. Radiator cap (P. 8-8) 8. Power steering fluid reservoir (P. 8-13) 9. Battery (P. 8-15) 10. Engine coolant reservoir (P. 8-8) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. LDI04690-8 Illustrated table of contents ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/21/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 15. VQ40DE engine 1. Windshield washer fluid reservoir (P. 8-15) 2. Battery (P. 8-15) 3. Fuse/fusible link box (P. 8-24) 4. Engine oil filler cap (P. 8-9) 5. Engine oil dipstick (P. 8-9) 6. Brake fluid reservoir (P. 8-14) 7. Air cleaner (P. 8-19) 8. Radiator cap (P. 8-8) 9. Power steering fluid reservoir (P. 8-13) 10. Engine coolant reservoir (P. 8-8) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. LDI0435 Illustrated table of contents 0-9੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22)Owners Manual—USA_English (nna)09/21/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 16. WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTS Warning Name Page Warning Name Page Warning Name Page light light light Anti-lock brake 2-13 Door open warn- 2-14 Seat belt warn- 2-16 or warning light ing light ing light and chime Engine oil pres- 2-14 sure warning Supplemental air 2-16 Automatic trans- 2-13 light bag warning mission oil tem- light perature warning 4WD warning 2-15 light ( light ( model) model) Indicator Name Page Automatic trans- 2-13 Low fuel warn- 2-15 light mission park ing light Automatic 2-17 warning light Low tire pres- 2-15 transmission ( model) sure warning position indica- Brake warning 2-14 light tor light or light Low windshield 2-16 Cruise main 2-17 washer fluid switch indicator warning light light Charge warning 2-14 light0-10 Illustrated table of contents ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/21/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 17. Indicator Name Page Indicator Name Page Indicator Name Page light light light Cruise set 2-17 Hill Descent 2-31 Slip indicator 2-19 switch indicator Control (HDC) light for models light indicator light with VDC (if (if so equipped) so equipped) E-Lock system 2-18 on indicator Malfunction 2-18 Transfer 4LO 2-19 light (if so indicator lamp position indica- equipped) (MIL) tor light ( 4WD shift indi- 2-17 Overdrive off 2-19 model) cator light indicator light ( (automatic Turn 2-20 model) transmission signal/hazard only) indicator lights Front passenger 2-18 air bag status Security indica- 2-19 Vehicle dy- 2-20 light tor light (NVIS) namic control off indicator High beam in- 2-18 Active brake 2-19 light dicator light limited slip (if (Blue) so equipped) Illustrated table of contents 0-11 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/21/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 18. MEMO0-12 Illustrated table of contents
  • 19. 1 Safety—Seats, seat belts andsupplemental restraint systemSeats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 Child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-21 Front manual seat adjustment Precautions on child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-21 (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 Child restraint installation on passenger’s Front power seat adjustment side jump seat (King cab models only) . . . . . . . . . . . 1-23 (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4 Child restraint installation on rear bench seat Jump seat (King cab) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6 (Crew cab models only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-29 Head restraint adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6 LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Active head restraint (front seats). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7 CHildren) system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-34 Armrest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7 Top tether strap child restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-36 Flexible seating. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-8 Child restraint installation on front passengerSeat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12 seat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-39 Precautions on seat belt usage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12 Booster seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-42 Child safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-14 Precautions on booster seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-42 Pregnant women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-16 Supplemental restraint system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-48 Injured persons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-16 Precautions on supplemental restraint Three-point type seat belt with retractor . . . . . . . . . . 1-16 system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-48 Seat belt extenders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-21 Supplemental air bag warning labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-63 Seat belt maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-21 Supplemental air bag warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-64 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/21/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 20. SEATS FRONT MANUAL SEAT ADJUSTMENT (if so equipped) 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 restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 21. WARNING After adjustment, gently rock in the seat to make sure it is securely locked. WRS0175 WRS0176Forward 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 for added comfort and to help obtain proper seat belt fit (see “Precautions on seat belt usage” later in this section). Also, the seatback can be re- clined to allow occupants to rest when the ve- hicle is stopped. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-3 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 22. WRS0131 WRS0163Seat lifter (if so equipped for driver’s FRONT POWER SEAT Operating tipsseat) ADJUSTMENT (if so equipped) ● The power seat motor has an auto-resetTurn either dial to adjust the angle and height of overload protection circuit. If the motorthe seat cushion to the desired position. WARNING stops during operation, wait 30 seconds, ● Do not adjust the driver’s seat while then reactivate the switch. driving so full attention may be given to ● Do not operate the power seat switch for a vehicle operation. The seat may move long period of time when the engine is off. suddenly and could cause loss of con- trol of the vehicle. This will discharge the battery. ● Do not leave children unattended inside Forward and backward the vehicle. They could unknowingly ac- Moving the switch forward or backward will slide tivate switches or controls. Unattended the seat forward or backward to the desired children could become involved in seri- ous accidents. position.1-4 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 23. RecliningMove the recline switch backward until the de-sired angle is obtained. To bring the seatbackforward again, move the switch forward andmove your body forward. The seatback will moveforward.The reclining feature allows adjustment of theseatback for occupants of different sizes foradded comfort and to help obtain proper seatbelt fit (see “Precautions on seat belt usage” laterin this section). Also, the seatback can be re-clined to allow occupants to rest when the ve-hicle is stopped. WRS0164 WRS0389 Seat lifter (driver’s seat) Lumbar support (driver’s seat) Push the front or rear end of the switch up or The lumbar support feature provides lower back down to adjust the angle and height of the seat support to the driver. Move the lever up or down cushion. to adjust the seat lumbar area. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-5 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 24. LRS0556 WRS0213 WRS0134JUMP SEAT (King cab) HEAD RESTRAINT ADJUSTMENT Adjust the head restraint so the center is level with the center of your ears. To raise the head restraint, pull it up. To lower, WARNING push and hold the lock knob and push the head● Do not use a child restraint in the driv- restraint down. er’s side jump seat. This seating posi- The head restraints on the rear seats are remov- tion is not suitable for child restraint able. installation. A child restraint can be in- stalled in the passenger’s side jump seat when the seat extension is un- WARNING folded from the seat base. Head restraints should be adjusted prop-● When folding the jump seat, be careful erly as they may provide significant pro- not to squeeze your finger between the tection against injury in an accident. Do seat cushion and the body side. not remove them. Check the adjustment after someone else uses the seat.1-6 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 25. ● Do not attach anything to the head re- straint stalks. Doing so could impair active head restraint function. The head restraint moves forward utilizing the force that the seatback receives from the occu- pant in a rear-end collision. The movement of the head restraint helps support the occupant’s head by reducing its backward movement and helping absorb some of the forces that may lead to whip- lash type injuries. Active head restraints are effective for collisions at low to medium speeds in which it is said that whiplash injury occurs most. SPA1025 LRS0557 Active head restraints operate only in certainACTIVE HEAD RESTRAINT (front rear-end collisions. After the collision, the head ARMRESTseats) restraints return to their original positions. To use the center armrest on the 2nd row bench Properly adjust the active head restraints as de- seat, pull on the tab in the center of the seat and WARNING fold it down to the resting position. scribed earlier in this section.● Always adjust the head restraints prop- erly as specified in the previous section. Failure to do so can reduce the effec- tiveness of the active head restraint.● Active head restraints are designed to supplement other safety systems. Al- ways wear seat belts. No system can prevent all injuries in any accident. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-7 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 26. ● Do not fold down the rear seats when Folding the front passenger’s seatback occupants are in the rear seat area or (if so equipped) any luggage is on the rear seats. To fold the front passenger’s seatback flat for ● Head restraints should be adjusted extra storage length when transporting long properly as they may provide significant items: protection against injury in an accident. Always replace and adjust them prop- ᭺ 1 Slide the seat to the rear-most position. Lift erly if they have been removed for any up on the recline lever, located on the out- reason. side edge of the seat, and fold the seatback forward as far as it will go. Then lift up on the ● If the head restraints are removed for latch located on the upper corner of the any reason, they should be securely seatback to release the back of the seat. stored to prevent them from causing injury to passengers or damage to the WRS0516 vehicle in case of sudden braking or anFLEXIBLE SEATING accident. ● When returning the seatbacks to the WARNING upright position, be certain they are completely secured in the latched posi-● Never allow anyone to ride in the cargo tion. If they are not completely secured, area or on the rear seats when they are passengers may be injured in an acci- in the fold-down position. In a collision, dent or sudden stop. people riding in these areas without proper restraints are more likely to be ● Properly secure all cargo to help pre- seriously injured or killed. vent it from sliding or shifting. Do not place cargo higher than the seatbacks.● Do not allow people to ride in any area In a sudden stop or collision, unsecured of your vehicle that is not equipped with cargo could cause personal injury. seats and seat belts. Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a seat belt properly.1-8 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 27. WARNING ● If you fold the front passenger’s seat- back flat forward to carry longer ob- jects, be sure this cargo is properly se- cured and not near an air bag. In a crash, an inflating air bag might force that object toward a person. This could cause severe injury or even death. Se- cure objects away from the area in which an air bag would inflate. See “Precautions on supplemental restraint system” later in this section. ● Never allow anyone to ride in the cargo WRS0517 area or on the front passenger’s seat LRS0398᭺2 Once the seatback is released it will enable when it is in the fold-down position. Use Folding the rear bench seat you to fold the front passenger seatback flat of these areas by passengers could re- over the seat cushion. sult in serious injury in an accident or To fold the rear bench seat up: sudden stop.3. To return the front passenger’s seat to a ᭺ 1 Lift up on the lever, located on the side of the seat, while lifting the front of the seat cushion seating position lift up on the seatback and up. push it up to an upright position. Then pull up on the recline lever and lean the seatback to a proper seating position. Release the lever to lock the seatback in position. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-9 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 28. WARNING ● When the vehicle is being used to carry cargo, properly secure all cargo to help prevent it from sliding or shifting. Do not place cargo higher than the seat- backs. In a sudden stop or collision, unsecured cargo could cause personal injury. ● Do not allow people to ride in any area of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat belts. Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a seat belt properly. Never ride in the rear LRS0566 LRS0567 seat unless the seat bottom cushions᭺2 Fold the bottom of the seat cushion toward ᭺ 3 Repeat this process to raise and secure the are in place and latched. the back of the vehicle until it locks in place. seat cushion on the other side of the vehicle ● When returning the seatbacks to the for maximum storage capacity. upright position, be certain they are To return the rear bench seat to a seating position completely secured in the latched posi- reverse the process. Make sure to properly tion. If they are not completely secured, push the seat cushion down into place. passengers may be injured in an acci- dent or sudden stop.1-10 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 29. WARNING Never allow anyone to ride in the cargo area or on the rear seat when it is in the fold-down position. Use of these areas by passengers without proper restraints could result in serious injury in an acci- dent or sudden stop. LRS0392Folding the rear bench seat downThe rear bench seatback can be tilted forward toaccess the child restraint anchor point locationsor the jacking equipment.To tilt the seatback forward, pull the strap up ᭺ 1and tilt the seatback. The child restraint anchorpoints ᭺ can be accessed behind the rear 2bench seatback. The jacking equipment can beaccessed from behind the passenger’s sideseatback. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-11 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 30. SEAT BELTS SSS0136PRECAUTIONS ON SEAT BELTUSAGEIf you are wearing your seat belt properly ad-justed and you are sitting upright and well back inyour seat, your chances of being injured or killedin an accident and/or the severity of injury may begreatly reduced. NISSAN strongly encouragesyou and all of your passengers to buckle up everytime you drive, even if your seating position in-cludes a supplemental air bag.Most U.S. states and Canadian provincesor territories specify that seat belts be wornat all times when a vehicle is being driven.1-12 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 31. SSS0134 SSS0016 WARNING WARNING● Every person who drives or rides in this ● The seat belt should be properly ad- vehicle should use a seat belt at all justed to a snug fit. Failure to do so may times. Children should be properly re- reduce the effectiveness of the entire strained in the rear seat and, if appro- restraint system and increase the priate, in a child restraint. chance or severity of injury in an acci- dent. Serious injury or death can occur if the seat belt is not worn properly. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-13 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 32. ● Be sure the seat belt tongue is securely ● All seat belt assemblies, including re- fastened to the proper buckle. tractors and attaching hardware, should be inspected after any collision ● Do not wear the seat belt inside out or by a NISSAN dealer. NISSAN recom- twisted. Doing so may reduce its mends that all seat belt assemblies in effectiveness. use during a collision be replaced un- ● Do not allow more than one person to less the collision was minor and the use the same seat belt. belts show no damage and continue to ● Never carry more people in the vehicle operate properly. Seat belt assemblies than there are seat belts. not in use during a collision should also be inspected and replaced if either ● If the seat belt warning light glows con- damage or improper operation is noted. tinuously while the ignition is turned ON with all doors closed and all seat ● All child restraints and attaching hard- SSS0014 belts fastened, it may indicate a mal- ware should be inspected after any col- function in the system. Have the system lision. Always follow the restraint WARNING checked by a NISSAN dealer. manufacturer’s inspection instructions and replacement recommendations.● Always route the shoulder belt over ● Once the pre-tensioner seat belt has The child restraints should be replaced your shoulder and across your chest. activated, it cannot be reused and must if they are damaged. Never run the belt behind your back, be replaced together with the retractor. under your arm or across your neck. The See your NISSAN dealer. CHILD SAFETY belt should be away from your face and neck, but not falling off your shoulder. ● Removal and installation of the pre- Children need adults to help protect them. tensioner seat belt system components They need to be properly restrained.● Position the lap belt as low and snug as should be done by a NISSAN dealer. possible AROUND THE HIPS, NOT THE In addition to the general information in this WAIST. A lap belt worn too high could manual, child safety information is available from increase the risk of internal injuries in many other sources, including doctors, teachers, an accident. government traffic safety offices, and community organizations. Every child is different, so be sure to learn the best way to transport your child.1-14 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 33. There are three basic types of child restraint ● Infants and children need special pro- Infantssystems: tection. The vehicle’s seat belts may not Infants up to at least one year old should be ● Rear facing child restraint fit them properly. The shoulder belt may placed in a rear facing child restraint. NISSAN come too close to the face or neck. The ● Front facing child restraint recommends that infants be placed in child re- lap belt may not fit over their small hip straints that comply with Federal Motor Vehicle ● Booster seat bones. In an accident, an improperly Safety Standards or Canadian Motor Vehicle fitting seat belt could cause serious or Safety Standards. You should choose a childThe proper restraint depends on the child’s size. fatal injury. Always use appropriate restraint that fits your vehicle and always followGenerally, infants up to about 1 year and less child restraints. the manufacturer’s instructions for installationthan 20 pounds (9 kg) should be placed in rear and use.facing child restraints. Front facing child re- All U.S. states and Canadian provinces or terri-straints are available for children who outgrow tories require the use of approved child restraints Small Childrenrear facing child restraints and are at least one for infants and small children. See “Child Re- straints” later in this section. Children that are over one year old and weighyear old. Booster seats are used to help position between 20 lbs (9 kg) and 40 lbs (18 kgs) can bea vehicle lap/shoulder belt on a child who can no Also, there are other types of child restraints placed in a forward facing child restraint. Refer tolonger use a front facing child restraint. available for larger children for additional protec- the manufacturer’s instructions for minimum and tion. maximum weight and height recommendations. WARNING NISSAN recommends that small children be NISSAN recommends that all pre-teens● Never install a rear facing child restraint and children be restrained in the rear seat if placed in child restraints that comply with Federal in the front passenger’s seat. An inflat- Motor Vehicle Safety Standards or Canadian Mo- available (Crew Cab models). According to ing supplemental air bag could seri- tor Vehicle Safety Standards. You should choose accident statistics, children are safer when ously injure or kill your child. A rear a child restraint that fits your vehicle and always properly restrained in the rear seat than in follow the manufacturer’s instructions for instal- facing child restraint must only be used the front seat. in the rear seat. lation and use. This is especially important because your Larger children vehicle has a supplemental restraint sys- tem (Air bag system) for the front passen- Children who are too large for child restraints ger. See “Supplemental restraint system” should be seated and restrained by the seat belts later in this section. which are provided. The seat belt may not fit properly if the child is less than 4 feet 9 inches Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-15 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 34. (142.5 cm) tall and weighs between 40 lbs (18 PREGNANT WOMEN ● Do not ride in a moving vehicle whenkg) and 80 lbs (36 kg). A booster seat should be the seatback is reclined. This can beused to obtain proper seat belt fit. NISSAN recommends that pregnant women use dangerous. The shoulder belt will not seat belts. The seat belt should be worn snug,NISSAN recommends that a child be placed in a be against your body. In an accident, and always position the lap belt as low as pos-commercially available booster seat if the shoul- you could be thrown into it and receive sible around the hips, not the waist. Place the neck or other serious injuries. Youder belt in the child’s seating position fits close to shoulder belt over your shoulder and across your could also slide under the lap belt andthe face or neck or if the lap portion of the seat chest. Never run the lap/shoulder belt over your receive serious internal injuries.belt goes across the abdomen. The booster seatshould raise the child so that the shoulder belt is abdominal area. Contact your doctor for specific recommendations. ● For the most effective protection whenproperly positioned across the top, middle por- the vehicle is in motion, the seat shouldtion of the shoulder and the lap belt is low on the INJURED PERSONS be upright. Always sit well back in thehips. A booster seat can only be used in seating seat and adjust the seat belt properly.positions that have a three-point type seat belt. NISSAN recommends that injured persons useThe booster seat should fit the vehicle seat and seat belts. Check with your doctor for specifichave a label certifying that it complies with Fed- recommendations.eral Motor Vehicle Safety Standards or CanadianMotor Vehicle Safety Standards. Once the child THREE-POINT TYPE SEAT BELThas grown so the shoulder belt is no longer on or WITH RETRACTORnear the face and neck, use the shoulder beltwithout the booster seat. WARNING WARNING ● Every person who drives or rides in this vehicle should use a seat belt at allNever let a child stand or kneel on any times.seat and do not allow a child in the cargoareas while the vehicle is moving. Thechild could be seriously injured or killed inan accident or sudden stop.1-16 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 35. WRS0174 LRS0594 LRS0595 Manual front seat shown ᭺ 2 Slowly pull the seat belt out of the retractor ᭺ 3 Position the lap belt portion low and snugFastening the seat belts (Front seats and insert the tongue into the buckle until on the hips as shown.all models and rear seats Crew cab you hear and feel the latch engage. ᭺ 4 Pull the shoulder belt portion toward themodels) ● The retractor is designed to lock during retractor to take up extra slack. Be sure the a sudden stop or on impact. A slow shoulder belt is routed over your shoulder 1. Adjust the seat. See “Seats” earlier in this pulling motion permits the seat belt to section. and across your chest. move, and allows you some freedom of movement in the seat. The front passenger seat and the rear seating positions three-point seat belts have a locking ● If the seat belt cannot be pulled from mechanism for child restraint installation. It is its fully retracted position, firmly pull referred to as the automatic locking mode or child the belt and release it. Then smoothly restraint mode. pull the belt out of the retractor. When the automatic locking mechanism is acti- vated the seat belt cannot be extended again until the seat belt tongue is detached from the buckle Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-17 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 36. and fully retracted. Once retracted, the seat beltis in the emergency locking mode. See “Childrestraints” later in this section for more informa-tion.The automatic locking mode should beused only for child restraint installation.During normal seat belt use by a passen-ger, the locking mode should not be acti-vated. If it is activated it may cause uncom-fortable seat belt tension. It can alsochange the operation of the front passen-ger air bag. See “Front passenger air bagand status light” later in this section. LRS0556 LRS0569 WARNINGWhen fastening the seat belts, be certain 1. Open the jump seat. See “Seats” earlier in ᭺ 2 Slowly pull the seat belt out of the retractor this section. and insert the tongue into the buckle untilthat the seatbacks are completely se- you hear and feel the latch engage.cured in the latched position. If they arenot completely secured, passengers may ● The retractor is designed to lock duringbe injured in an accident or sudden stop. a sudden stop or on impact. A slow pulling motion permits the seat belt toFastening the seat belts (Jump seats move, and allows you some freedom ofKing cab models) movement in the seat. ● If the seat belt cannot be pulled from its fully retracted position, firmly pull the belt and release it. Then smoothly pull the belt out of the retractor.1-18 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 37. is in the emergency locking mode. See “Child restraints” later in this section for more informa- tion. The automatic locking mode should be used only for child restraint installation. During normal seat belt use by a passen- ger, the locking mode should not be acti- vated. If it is activated it may cause uncom- fortable seat belt tension. LRS0570 WRS0139᭺3 Position the lap belt portion low and snug Unfastening the seat belts on the hips as shown. ᭺ 1 To unfasten the seat belt, press the button on᭺4 Pull the shoulder belt portion toward the the buckle. The seat belt automatically re- retractor to take up extra slack. Be sure the tracts. shoulder belt is routed over your shoulder and across your chest. Checking seat belt operationThe jump seat positions three-point seat belts Seat belt retractors are designed to lock seat belthave a locking mechanism for child restraint in- movement by two separate methods:stallation. It is referred to as the automatic locking ● When the seat belt is pulled quickly from themode or child restraint mode. retractor.When the automatic locking mechanism is acti- ● When the vehicle slows down rapidly.vated the seat belt cannot be extended again untilthe seat belt tongue is detached from the buckleand fully retracted. Once retracted, the seat belt Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-19 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 38. To increase your confidence in the seat belts,check the operation as follows. ● Grasp the shoulder belt and pull forward quickly. The retractor should lock and re- strict further belt movement.If the retractor does not lock during this check orif you have any questions about seat belt opera-tion, see a NISSAN dealer. LRS0568 LRS0242 Center of the rear seat (Crew cab Shoulder belt height adjustment (Front model) seats) Selecting correct set of seat belts: The shoulder belt anchor height should be ad- The center seat belt buckle is identified by the justed to the position best for you. (See “Precau- CENTER mark. The center seat belt tongue can tions on seat belt usage” earlier in this section.) be fastened only into the center seat belt buckle. To adjust, pull out the adjustment button ᭺ and 1 move the shoulder belt anchor to the desired position ᭺, so the belt passes over the center of 2 the shoulder. The belt should be away from your face and neck, but not falling off your shoulder. Release the adjustment button to lock the shoul- der belt anchor into position.1-20 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 39. CHILD RESTRAINTS WARNING ● Adults and children who can use the standard seat belt should not use an● After adjustment, release the adjust- extender. Such unnecessary use could ment button and try to move the shoul- result in serious personal injury in the der belt anchor up and down to make event of an accident. sure it is securely fixed in position. ● Never use seat belt extenders to install● The shoulder belt anchor height should child restraints. If the child restraint is be adjusted to the position best for you. not secured properly, the child could be Failure to do so may reduce the effec- seriously injured in a collision or a sud- tiveness of the entire restraint system den stop. and increase the chance or severity of injury in an accident. SEAT BELT MAINTENANCESEAT BELT EXTENDERS ● To clean the seat belt webbing, apply a mild soap solution or any solution recom- ARS1098If, because of body size or driving position, it is mended for cleaning upholstery or carpet.not possible to properly fit the lap-shoulder belt PRECAUTIONS ON CHILD Then wipe with a cloth and allow the seat beltsand fasten it, an extender is available which is to dry in the shade. Do not allow the seat belts RESTRAINTScompatible with the installed seat belts. The ex- to retract until they are completely dry.tender adds approximately 8 inches (200 mm) of WARNINGlength and may be used for either the driver or ● If dirt builds up in the shoulder belt guide of the seat belt anchors, the seat ● Infants and small children should al-front passenger seating position. See a NISSAN ways be placed in an appropriate childdealer for assistance if an extender is required. belts may retract slowly. Wipe the shoulder belt guide with a clean, dry cloth. restraint while riding in the vehicle. Failure to use a child restraint can re- WARNING ● Periodically check to see that the seat sult in serious injury or death.● Only NISSAN seat belt extenders, made belt and the metal components, such as by the same company which made the buckles, tongues, retractors, flexible wires original equipment seat belts, should and anchors, work properly. If loose parts, be used with NISSAN seat belts. deterioration, cuts or other damage on the webbing is found, the entire seat belt as- sembly should be replaced. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-21 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 40. ● Never install a rear-facing child re- ● Choose only a restraint with a label certifying straint in the front seat. An inflating that it complies with Federal Motor Vehicle supplemental front air bag could seri- Safety Standard 213 or Canadian Motor ously injure or kill your child. A rear- Vehicle Safety Standard 213. facing child restraint must only be used ● Check the child restraint in your vehicle to be in the rear seat. sure it is compatible with the vehicle’s seat ● NISSAN recommends that the child re- and seat belt system. straint be installed in the rear seat. Ac- cording to accident statistics, children ● If the child restraint is compatible with your are safer when properly restrained in vehicle, place your child in the child restraint the rear seat than in the front seat. and check the various adjustments to be sure the child restraint is compatible with ● An improperly installed child restraint your child. Choose a child restraint that is could lead to serious injury or death in designed for your child’s height and weight. WRS0256 an accident. Always follow all recommended procedures. WARNING In general, child restraints are designed to be All U.S. states and Canadian provinces or installed with the lap portion of a lap/shoulder territories require that infants and small● Infants and small children should never belt. In addition, Crew Cab models are equipped be carried on your lap. It is not possible children be restrained in an approved child with a universal child restraint lower anchor sys- for even the strongest adult to resist the restraint at all times while the vehicle is tem, referred to as the LATCH (Lower Anchors forces of a severe accident. The child being operated. and Tethers for CHildren) system. Some child could be crushed between the adult and restraints include two rigid or webbing-mounted parts of the vehicle. Also, do not put the WARNING attachments that can be connected to these same seat belt around both your child lower anchors. For details, see the “LATCH ● Improper use of a child restraint can and yourself. (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) sys- increase the risk or severity of injury for tem” later in this section. both the child and other occupants of Child restraints for infants and small children of the vehicle. various sizes are offered by several manufactur- ers. When selecting any child restraint, keep the following points in mind:1-22 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 41. ● Follow all of the child restraint manu- ● When your child restraint is not in use, facturer’s instructions for installation keep it secured with a seat belt to pre- and use. When purchasing a child re- vent it from being thrown around in straint, be sure to select one which will case of a sudden stop or accident. fit your child and vehicle. It may not be possible to properly install some types CAUTION of child restraints in your vehicle. Remember that a child restraint left in a● If the child restraint is not anchored closed vehicle can become very hot. properly, the risk of a child being in- Check the seating surface and buckles jured in a collision or a sudden stop before placing your child in the child greatly increases. restraint.● Adjustable seatbacks should be posi- tioned to fit the child restraint, but as CHILD RESTRAINT INSTALLATION upright as possible. ON PASSENGER’S SIDE JUMP LRS0598 SEAT (King cab models only)● After attaching the child restraint, test it WARNING before you place the child in it. Push it from side to side. Try to tug it forward WARNING ● When installing a child restraint system and check to see if the belt holds the ● The three-point seat belt in your vehicle in the passenger’s side jump seat posi- restraint in place. The child restraint is equipped with an automatic locking tion be sure to unfold the seat exten- should not move more than 1 inch (25 mode retractor which must be used sion on the jump seat. If the jump seat mm). If the restraint is not secure, when installing a child restraint. extension is not properly used, the child tighten the belt as necessary, or put the restraint will not be installed correctly ● Failure to use the retractor’s locking and the child could be injured in a col- restraint in another seat and test it mode will result in the child restraint lision or sudden stop. again. not being properly secured. The re-● If you must install a front facing child straint could tip over or otherwise be ● Never install a child restraint on the restraint in the front seat, see “Child unsecured and cause injury to the child driver’s side jump seat. A child restraint restraint installation on front passenger in a sudden stop or collision. can not be properly installed in the driv- seat” later in this section. er’s side jump seat and the child could be injured in a collision or sudden stop. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-23 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 42. LRS0559 LRS0537 LRS0540Front facing 1. To access the jump seat extension᭺on the 1 Front facing (passenger’s side seating po- passenger’s side jump seat pull up ᭺ on2 sition only) — step 2When you install a child restraint on the passen- the extension to unfold it to the open posi- 2. Remove the head restraint to obtain the cor-ger’s side jump seat, follow these steps: tion. Then unfold the two support legs rect child restraint fit. See “Head restraint ᭺and lower the jump seat to the full open 3 adjustment” earlier in this section. Store the ᭺seating position. 4 head restraint in a secure place. Be sure to install the head restraint when the child re- straint is removed. Position the child re- straint on the seat. It can be placed in a front facing direction, depending on the size of the child. Always follow the restraint manu- facturer’s instructions. The back of the child restraint should be secured against the ve- hicle seat back.1-24 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/24/04—marlene ੭
  • 43. LRS0541 LRS0542 LRS0574 Front Facing — step 3 Front Facing — step 4 Front Facing — step 53. Route the seat belt tongue through the child 4. Pull on the shoulder belt until all of the belt is 5. Allow the seat belt to retract. Pull up on the restraint and insert it into the buckle until you fully extended. At this time, the seat belt shoulder belt to remove any slack in the belt. hear and feel the latch engage. retractor is in the automatic locking mode (child restraint mode). It reverts back to Be sure to follow the child restraint manu- emergency locking mode when the seat belt facturer’s instructions for belt routing. is fully retracted. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-25 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/24/04—marlene ੭
  • 44. 7. Check that the retractor is in the automatic locking mode by trying to pull more seat belt out of the retractor. If you cannot pull any more belt webbing out of the retractor, the retractor is in the automatic locking mode. 8. Check to make sure that the child restraint is properly secured prior to each use. If the belt is not locked, repeat steps 3 through 7. After the child restraint is removed and the seat belt is fully retracted, the automatic locking mode (child restraint mode) is canceled. LRS0575 LRS0597 Front Facing — step 6 Rear facing 6. Before placing the child in the child restraint, use force to push the child restraint from WARNING side to side, and tug it forward to make sure that it is securely held in place. It should not ● Do not install a child restraint system on the passenger’s side jump seat with- move more than 1 inch (25 mm). If it does out unfolding the seat extender. A child move more than 1 inch (25 mm), pull again restraint system will not be installed on the shoulder belt to further tighten the properly and the child could be seri- child restraint. If unable to properly secure ously injured or killed in a sudden stop the restraint move the restraint to another or collision. seating position and try again , or try a differ- ent child restraint. Not all child restraints fit in all types of vehicles.1-26 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/24/04—marlene ੭
  • 45. LRS0549 LRS0559 LRS0537 When you install a child restraint on the passen- WARNING ger’s side jump seat, follow these steps:● To install a rear facing child restraint on the passenger’s side jump seat, it will 1. To access the jump seat extension᭺on the 1 be necessary to move the front passen- passenger’s side jump seat only pull up ᭺ 2 ger’s seat fully forward and place the on the extension to unfold it to the open front seatback upright or tilt it forward. position. Then unfold the two support legs The front seat cannot be used. Attempt- ᭺and lower the jump seat to the full open 3 ing to do so could lead to serious injury ᭺seating position. 4 in a sudden stop or crash. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-27 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 46. LRS0544 LRS0545 LRS0546Rear Facing (passenger’s side jump seat Rear Facing — step 3 Rear Facing — step 4 only) — step 2 3. Route the seat belt tongue through the child 4. Pull on the shoulder belt until all of the belt is 2. Move the front passenger’s seat into the restraint and insert it into the buckle until you fully extended. At this time, the seat belt FULL FORWARD position. Then move the hear and feel the latch engage. retractor is in the automatic locking mode front seatback to the upright or tilted forward (child restraint mode). It reverts to emer- Be sure to follow the child restraint manu- position. Position the child restraint on the gency locking mode when the seat belt is facturer’s instructions for belt routing. jump seat. The direction of the child restraint fully retracted. depends on the type of the child restraint and the size of the child. Always follow the restraint manufacturer’s instructions.1-28 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 47. 7. Check that the retractor is in the automatic locking mode by trying to pull more seat belt out of the retractor. If you cannot pull any more seat belt webbing out of the retractor, the retractor is in the automatic locking mode. 8. Check to make sure that the child restraint is properly secured prior to each use. If the belt is not locked, repeat steps 3 through 7. After the child restraint is removed and the seat belt fully retracted, the automatic locking mode (child restraint mode) is canceled. LRS0547 LRS0548 CHILD RESTRAINT INSTALLATION Rear Facing — step 5 Rear Facing — step 6 ON REAR BENCH SEAT (Crew cab5. Allow the seat belt to retract. Pull up on the 6. Before placing the child in the child restraint, models only) shoulder belt to remove any slack in the belt. use force to push the child restraint from side to side, and tug it forward to make sure WARNING that it is securely held in place. It should not ● The three-point seat belt in your vehicle move more than 1 inch (25 mm). If it does is equipped with an automatic locking move more than 1 inch (25 mm), pull again mode retractor which must be used on the shoulder belt to further tighten the when installing a child restraint. child restraint. If unable to properly secure ● Failure to use the retractor’s locking the restraint move the restraint to another mode will result in the child restraint seating position and try again , or try a differ- not being properly secured. The re- ent child restraint. Not all child restraints fit in straint could tip over or otherwise be all types of vehicles. unsecured and cause injury to the child in a sudden stop or collision. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-29 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 48. LRS0573 LRS0599 WRS0250 Front Facing (outboard) — step 1 Front Facing (center) — step 1 Front Facing — step 2 Front facing 2. Route the seat belt tongue through the child restraint and insert it into the buckle until you When you install a child restraint on the rear hear and feel the latch engage. bench seat, follow these steps: Be sure to follow the child restraint manu- 1. Position the child restraint on the seat. Al- facturer’s instructions for belt routing. ways follow the restraint manufacturer’s in- structions. The back of the child restraint should be secured against the vehicle seat- back. Remove the head restraint to obtain the correct child restraint fit. See “Head restraint adjustment” earlier in this section. Store the head restraint in a secure place. Be sure to install the head restraint when the child restraint is removed.1-30 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 49. LRS0458 LRS0457 WRS0252 Front Facing — step 3 Front Facing — step 4 Front Facing — step 53. Pull on the shoulder belt until all of the belt is 4. Allow the seat belt to retract. Pull up on the 5. Before placing the child in the child restraint, fully extended. At this time, the seat belt shoulder belt to remove any slack in the belt. use force to push the child restraint from retractor is in the automatic locking mode side to side, and tug it forward to make sure (child restraint mode). It reverts back to that it is securely held in place. It should not emergency locking mode when the seat belt move more than 1 inch (25mm). If it does is fully retracted. move more than 1 inch (25 mm), pull again on the shoulder belt to further tighten the child restraint. If unable to properly secure the restraint move the restraint to another seating position and try again , or try a differ- ent child restraint. Not all child restraints fit in all types of vehicles. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-31 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 50. 6. Check that the retractor is in the automatic locking mode by trying to pull more seat belt out of the retractor. If you cannot pull any more belt webbing out of the retractor, the retractor is in the automatic locking mode. 7. Check to make sure that the child restraint is properly secured prior to each use. If the belt is not locked, repeat steps 3 through 6.After the child restraint is removed and the seatbelt is fully retracted, the automatic locking mode(child restraint mode) is canceled. LRS0403 LRS0600 Rear Facing (outboard) — step 1 Rear Facing (center) — step 1 Rear facing When you install a child restraint on the rear bench seat, follow these steps: 1. Position the child restraint on the seat. Al- ways follow the restraint manufacturer’s in- structions.1-32 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 51. LRS0489 LRS0490 LRS0491 Rear Facing — step 2 Rear Facing — step 3 Rear Facing — step 42. Route the seat belt tongue through the child 3. Pull on the shoulder belt until all of the belt is 4. Allow the seat belt to retract. Pull up on the restraint and insert it into the buckle until you fully extended. At this time, the seat belt shoulder belt to remove any slack in the belt. hear and feel the latch engage. retractor is in the automatic locking mode (child restraint mode). It reverts to emer- Be sure to follow the child restraint manu- gency locking mode when the seat belt is facturer’s instructions for belt routing. fully retracted. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-33 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 52. 6. Check that the retractor is in the automatic locking mode by trying to pull more seat belt out of the retractor. If you cannot pull any more seat belt webbing out of the retractor, the retractor is in the automatic locking mode. 7. Check to make sure that the child restraint is properly secured prior to each use. If the belt is not locked, repeat steps 3 through 6. After the child restraint is removed and the seat belt fully retracted, the automatic locking mode (child restraint mode) is canceled. LRS0492 LRS0429 Rear Facing — step 5 LATCH system anchor point locations rear 5. Before placing the child in the child restraint, bench seat (Crew cab models only) use force to push the child restraint from LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers side to side, and tug it forward to make sure for CHildren) SYSTEM that it is securely held in place. It should not move more than 1 inch (25mm). If it does WARNING move more than 1 inch (25 mm), pull again on the shoulder belt to further tighten the ● Attach LATCH system compatible child child restraint. If unable to properly secure restraints only at the locations shown. If the restraint move the restraint to another a child restraint is not secured properly, your child could be seriously injured or seating position and try again , or try a differ- killed in an accident. ent child restraint. Not all child restraints fit in all types of vehicles.1-34 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 53. With this system, you do not have to use a vehicle WARNING seat belt to secure the child restraint. Your vehicle is equipped with special anchor points that are Inspect the lower anchors by inserting used with LATCH system compatible child re- your fingers into the lower anchor area straints. Check your child restraint for a label and feeling to make sure there are no stating that it is compatible with the LATCH sys- obstructions over the LATCH system an- tem. This information may also be in the child chors, such as seat belt webbing or seat restraint owner’s manual. If you have such a child cushion material. The child restraint will not be secured properly if the LATCH sys- restraint, refer to the illustration for the seating tem anchors are obstructed. positions equipped with LATCH system anchors which can be used to secure the child restraint. 1. To install the LATCH system compatible child restraint, insert the child restraint The LATCH system anchors are located at the LATCH system anchor attachments into the rear of the seat cushion near the seatback. A anchor points on the seat. If the child re- LRS0571 label is attached to the seatback to help you straint is equipped with a top tether, seeLATCH anchor point labels rear bench seat locate the LATCH system anchors. “Top tether strap child restraint” later in this (Crew cab models only) section for installation instructions. LATCH child restraints generally require the use● The LATCH system anchors are de- of a top tether strap. See “Top tether strap child 2. After attaching the child restraint and before signed to withstand only those loads restraint” later in this section for installation in- placing the child in it, use force to push the imposed by correctly fitted child re- structions. child restraint from side to side and tug it straints. Under no circumstance are forward to make sure that the child restraint they to be used for adult seat belts or When installing a child restraint, carefully read is securely held in place. It should not move harnesses. and follow the instructions in this manual and more than 1 inch (25 mm) . those supplied with the child restraint.Some child restraints include two rigid or 3. Check to make sure that the child restraint iswebbing-mounted attachments that can be con- When you install a LATCH system compatible properly secured prior to each use.nected to two anchors located at certain seating child restraint to the lower anchor attachments,positions in your vehicle. This system is known as follow these steps:the LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHil-dren) system. This system may also be referred toas the ISOFIX or ISOFIX compatible system. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-35 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 54. TOP TETHER STRAP CHILD If you have any questions when installing aRESTRAINT top strap child restraint on the passenger’s side jump seat, consult your NISSAN dealerIf your child restraint has a top tether strap, it must for details.be secured to the provided anchor point. Securethe child restraint with a seat belt. Secure the toptether strap to the anchor bracket which providesthe straightest installation of the tether strap.Tighten the strap according to the manufactur-er’s instructions to remove any slack. WARNINGChild restraint anchor points are designedto withstand only those loads imposed by LRS0551correctly fitted child restraints. Under nocircumstances are they to be used for Anchor point access (King cab models —adult seat belts or harnesses. passenger’s side jump seat) 1. Cover plate 2. Top tether strap routing bracket 3. Top tether strap anchor point Anchor point location (King cab mod- els, passenger’s side jump seat) The anchor point is located on the floor between the jump seat belt buckles in the center of the vehicle. The routing bracket is located behind the cover plate under the rear window above the right passenger’s side jump seat.1-36 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 55. routing bracket. Then pull the top tether strap tight and secure it to the top tether anchor bracket located between the seat belt buckle receivers in the center of the vehicle. LRS0561 LRS0572 1. Top tether strap Top tether strap routing (King cab models only — front passenger’s seat) 2. Routing bracket 1. Top tether strap 3. Top tether strap anchor point. 2. Top tether strap anchor point. WARNING Anchor point location (King cab mod-Do not secure the top tether strap to the els, front passenger’s seat)routing bracket. If the child restraint is not The anchor point is located on the back of seat-anchored properly, the risk of a child be- back for the front passenger’s seat as shown.ing injured in a collision or a sudden stopgreatly increases. Raise the head restraint. Route the top tether strap under the head restraint and secure it to thePull the cover plate off to access the top tether anchor point location on the back of the seatbackstrap routing bracket for the passenger’s side near the seat base.jump seat. Route the top tether strap through the Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-37 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 56. If you have any questions when installing atop strap child restraint on the front pas-senger’s seat, consult your NISSAN dealerfor details. LRS0393 LRS0392 Anchor point locations (Crew cab Anchor point access (Crew cab models only) models only) 1. Pull strap The anchor points are located under the rear window behind the rear bench seat. 2. Anchor point location If you have any questions when installing a To access the anchor points behind the rear top strap child restraint on the rear seat, bench seat, tilt the rear seatback forward by consult your NISSAN dealer for details. lifting up on the pull strap behind the seat back. Remove the head restraint and store it in a secure place.1-38 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 57. LRS0576 WRS0256 WRS03781. Top tether strap CHILD RESTRAINT INSTALLATION ● NISSAN recommends that child re-2. Hook ON FRONT PASSENGER SEAT straints be installed in the rear seat. However, if you must install a forward-3. Anchor point facing child restraint in the front pas- WARNING senger seat, move the passenger seat ● Never install a rear-facing child re- to the rearmost position. Also, be sure straint in the front passenger seat. the front passenger air bag status light Supplemental front air bags inflate with is illuminated to indicate the passenger great force. A rear-facing child restraint air bag is OFF. See “Front passenger air could be struck by the supplemental bag and status light” later in this sec- front air bag in a crash and could seri- tion for details. ously injure or kill your child. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-39 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 58. ● A child restraint with a top tether strap necessary, adjust or remove the head re- should not be used in the front passen- straint to obtain the correct child restraint fit. ger’s seat unless the vehicle is a King See “Head restraint adjustment” earlier in Cab model only. this section. If the head restraint is removed, store it in a secure place. Be sure to install● The three-point seat belt in your vehicle the head restraint when the child restraint is is equipped with an automatic locking removed. If the seating position does not mode retractor which must be used have an adjustable head restraint and it is when installing a child restraint. interfering with the proper child restraint fit,● Failure to use the retractor’s locking try another seating position or a different mode will result in the child restraint child restraint. not being properly secured. The re- straint could tip over or otherwise be unsecured and cause injury to the child in a sudden stop or collision. Also, it can WRS0379 change the operation of the front pas- Front Facing — step 1 senger air bag. See “Front passenger If you must install a child restraint in the front seat, air bag and status light” later in this follow these steps: section. 1. Position the child restraint on the front pas- senger seat. It should be placed in a front-facing direction only. Move the seat to the rearmost position. Adjust the head restraint to its highest position. Always follow the child restraint manufacturer’s in- structions. Child restraints for infants must be used in the rear-facing direc- tion and therefore must not be used in the front seat. The back of the child restraint should be secured against the vehicle seat back. If1-40 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 59. WRS0159 WRS0160 LRS0457 Front Facing — step 2 Front Facing — step 3 Front Facing — step 42. Route the seat belt tongue through the child 3. Pull on the shoulder belt until all of the belt is 4. Allow the seat belt to retract slightly. Pull up restraint and insert it into the buckle until you fully extended. At this time, the seat belt on the shoulder belt to remove any slack in hear and feel the latch engage. retractor is in the automatic locking mode the belt. (child restraint mode). It reverts to emer- Be sure to follow the child restraint manu- gency locking mode when the seat belt is facturer’s instructions for belt routing. fully retracted. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-41 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 60. BOOSTER SEATS 6. Check that the retractor is in the automatic PRECAUTIONS ON BOOSTER locking mode by trying to pull more seat belt SEATS out of the retractor. If you cannot pull any more belt webbing out of the retractor, the retractor is in the automatic locking mode. WARNING ● Infants and small children should al- 7. Check to make sure the child restraint is ways be placed in an appropriate child properly secured prior to each use. If the restraint while riding in the vehicle. seat belt is not locked, repeat steps 3 Failure to use a child restraint or through 6. booster seat can result in serious injury 8. Turn the ignition to the ON position. The or death. passenger air bag status light should say ● Infants and small children should never “OFF” . If this light is not illuminated it be carried on your lap. It is not possible may indicate a malfunction. Move the child for even the strongest adult to resist the WRS0380 restraint to another seating position. forces of a severe accident. The child Front Facing — step 5 Have the system checked by a NISSAN could be crushed between the adult and dealer. 5. Before placing the child in the child restraint, parts of the vehicle. Also, do not put the use force to push the child restraint from After the child restraint is removed and the seat same seat belt around both your child side to side, and tug it forward to make sure belt is fully retracted, the automatic locking mode and yourself. that it is securely held in place. It should not (child restraint mode) is canceled. ● NISSAN recommends that the booster move more than 1 inch (25 mm). If it does seat be installed in the rear seat. Ac- move more than 1 inch (25 mm), pull again cording to accident statistics, children on the shoulder belt to further tighten the are safer when properly restrained in child restraint. If unable to properly secure the rear seat than in the front seat. the restraint move the restraint to another seating position and try again , or try a differ- ent child restraint. Not all child restraints fit in all types of vehicles.1-42 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 61. ● A booster seat must only be installed in a seating position that has a lap/shoulder belt. Failure to use a three-point type seat belt with a booster seat can result in a serious in- jury in sudden stop or collision.● An improperly installed booster seat could lead to serious injury or death in an accident.● When installing a booster seat in the passenger’s side jump seat position be sure to unfold the seat extension on the jump seat. If the jump seat extension is not properly used, the booster seat will LRS0455 LRS0538 not be installed correctly and a child Booster seats of various sizes are offered by could be injured in a collision or sudden WARNING several manufacturers. When selecting any stop. ● Do not use towels, books, pillows or booster seat, keep the following points in mind:● Never install a booster seat on the driv- other items in place of a booster seat. Items such as these may move during ● Choose only a booster seat with a label er’s side jump seat. A booster seat can certifying that it complies with Federal Motor not be properly installed in the driver’s normal driving or a collision and result in serious injury or death. Booster seats Vehicle Safety Standard 213 or Canadian side jump seat and a child could be are designed to be used with a Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213. injured in a collision or sudden stop greatly increases. lap/shoulder belt. Booster seats are de- ● Check the booster seat in your vehicle to be signed to properly route the lap and sure it is compatible with the vehicle’s seat shoulder portions of the seat belt over and seat belt system. the strongest portions of a child’s body to provide the maximum protection dur- ● Make sure the child’s head will be properly ing a collision. supported by the booster seat or vehicle seat. The seat back must be at or above the center of the child’s ears. For example, if a Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-43 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 62. children be restrained in an approved child ● After placing the child in the booster restraint at all times while the vehicle is seat and fastening the seat belt, make being operated. sure the shoulder portion of the belt is away from the child’s face and neck and WARNING the lap portion of the belt does not ● Improper use of a booster seat can in- cross the abdomen. crease the risk or severity of injury for ● Do not put the shoulder belt behind the both the child and other occupants of child or under the child’s arm. If you the vehicle. must install a booster seat in the front ● Follow all of the booster seat manufac- seat, see “Booster seat installation on turer’s instructions for installation and front passenger seat” later in this use. When purchasing a booster seat, section. be sure to select one which will fit your ● When your booster seat is not in use, LRS0539 child and vehicle. It may not be possible keep it secured with a seat belt to pre- low back booster seat ᭺ is chosen, the 1 to properly install some types of vent it from being thrown around in vehicle seat back must be at or above the booster seats in your vehicle. case of a sudden stop or accident. center of the child’s ears. If the seat back is ● If the booster seat and seat belt is not lower than the center of the child’s ears, a used properly, the risk of a child being CAUTION high back booster seat ᭺ should be used. 2 injured in a collision or a sudden stop Remember that a booster seat left in a greatly increases. closed vehicle can become very hot. ● If the booster seat is compatible with your vehicle, place your child in the booster seat ● Adjustable seatbacks should be posi- Check the seating surface and buckles and check the various adjustments to be tioned to fit the booster seat, but as before placing your child in the booster sure the booster seat is compatible with your upright as possible. seat. child. Always follow all recommended pro- cedures.All U.S. states and Canadian provinces orterritories require that infants and small1-44 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 63. ● Never install a booster seat on the driv- er’s side jump seat. A child restraint can not be properly installed in the driver’s side jump seat and the child could be injured in a collision or sudden stop. CAUTION Do not use the lap/shoulder belt auto- matic locking mode when using a booster seat with the seat belts. When you install a booster seat on the jump seat follow these steps: LRS0559 LRS0537Booster seat installation on passen- 1. To access the jump seat extension᭺on the 1 passenger’s side jump seat only pull up ᭺ 2ger’s side jump seat only (King cab, if on the extension to unfold it to the openso equipped) position. Then unfold the two support legs ᭺and lower the jump seat to the full open 3 WARNING ᭺seating position. 4● When installing a booster seat in the passenger’s side jump seat position be sure to unfold the seat extension on the jump seat. If the jump seat extension is not properly used, the child restraint will not be installed correctly and the child could be injured in a collision or sudden stop. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-45 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 64. 3. The booster seat should be positioned on the vehicle seat so that it is stable. If neces- sary, adjust or remove the head restraint to obtain the correct booster seat fit. See “Head restraint adjustment” earlier in this section. If the head restraint is removed, store it in a secure place. Be sure to install the head restraint when the booster seat is removed. If the seating position does not have an adjustable head restraint and it is interfering with the proper booster seat fit, try another seating position or a different booster seat. 4. Position the lap portion of the seat belt low LRS0539 LRS0563 and snug on the child’s hips. Be sure to 2. Position the booster seat on the seat. Only follow the booster seat manufacturer’s in- Outboard position place it in a front facing direction. Always structions for adjusting the belt routing. Booster seat installation on rear seat follow the booster seat manufacturer’s in- 5. Pull the shoulder belt portion of the seat belt center or outboard positions (Crew structions. toward the retractor to take up extra slack. cab models only) Be sure the shoulder belt is positioned across the top, middle portion of the child’s CAUTION shoulder. Be sure to follow the booster seat manufacturer’s instructions for adjusting the Do not use the lap/shoulder belt auto- belt routing. matic locking mode when using a booster seat with the seat belts. When you install a 6. Follow the warnings, cautions and instruc- booster seat in the rear seat follow these tions for properly fastening a seat belt steps: shown in the “Three-point seat belt with retractor” earlier in this section.1-46 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 65. 2. The booster seat should be positioned on the vehicle seat so that it is stable. If neces- sary, adjust or remove the head restraint to obtain the correct booster seat fit. See “Head restraint adjustment” earlier in this section. If the head restraint is removed, store it in a secure place. Be sure to install the head restraint when the booster seat is removed. If the seating position does not have an adjustable head restraint and it is interfering with the proper booster seat fit, try another seating position or a different booster seat. 3. Position the lap portion of the seat belt low LRS0596 LRS0454 and snug on the child’s hips. Be sure to Center position follow the booster seat manufacturer’s in- Booster seat installation on front pas-1. Position the booster seat on the seat. Only structions for adjusting the belt routing. senger seat place it in a front facing direction. Always 4. Pull the shoulder belt portion of the seat belt follow the booster seat manufacturer’s in- toward the retractor to take up extra slack. WARNING structions. Be sure the shoulder belt is positioned NISSAN recommends that child restraints across the top, middle portion of the child’s be installed in the rear seat. However, if shoulder. Be sure to follow the booster seat you must install a booster seat in the front manufacturer’s instructions for adjusting the passenger seat, move the passenger seat belt routing. to the rearmost position. 5. Follow the warnings, cautions and instruc- tions for properly fastening a seat belt If you must install a booster seat in the front seat, shown in the “Three-point seat belt with follow these steps: retractor” earlier in this section. 1. Move the seat to the rear-most position. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-47 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 66. SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM 2. Position the booster seat on the seat. Only 6. Follow the warnings, cautions and instruc- PRECAUTIONS ON place it in a front facing direction. Always tions for properly fastening a seat belt SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT follow the booster seat manufacturer’s in- shown in the “Three-point seat belt with structions. retractor” earlier in this section. SYSTEM 3. The booster seat should be positioned on This Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) sec- the vehicle seat so that it is stable. If neces- tion contains important information concerning sary, adjust or remove the head restraint to the driver and passenger supplemental front air obtain the correct booster seat fit. See bags (NISSAN Advanced Air Bag System), “Head restraint adjustment” earlier in this supplemental side air bags, curtain side-impact section. If the head restraint is removed, and rollover air bags and pre-tensioner seat belts. store it in a secure place. Be sure to install Supplemental front impact air bag system: the head restraint when the booster seat is The NISSAN advanced air bag system can help removed. If the seating position does not cushion the impact force to the head and chest of have an adjustable head restraint and it is the driver and front passenger in certain frontal interfering with the proper booster seat fit, collisions. try another seating position or a different Supplemental side-impact air bag system booster seat. (if so equipped): This system can help cushion 4. Position the lap portion of the seat belt low the impact force to the chest area of the driver and snug on the child’s hips. Be sure to and front passenger in certain side impact colli- follow the booster seat manufacturer’s in- sions. The front seat side-impact supplemental structions for adjusting the belt routing. side air bags are designed to inflate on the side where the vehicle is impacted. 5. Pull the shoulder belt portion of the seat belt toward the retractor to take up extra slack. Supplemental curtain side-impact and roll- Be sure the shoulder belt is positioned over air bag system (if so equipped): This across the top, middle portion of the child’s system can help cushion the impact force to the head of occupants in front and rear outboard shoulder. Be sure to follow the booster seat seating positions in certain side impact or rollover manufacturer’s instructions for adjusting the collisions. In a side impact, the curtain air bags belt routing. are designed to inflate on the side where the1-48 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 67. vehicle is impacted. In a rollover both curtain airbags are designed to inflate and remain inflatedfor a short time.These supplemental restraint systems are de-signed to supplement the crash protection pro-vided by the seat belts and are not a substitutefor them. Seat belts should always be correctlyworn and the occupant seated a suitable dis-tance away from the steering wheel, instrumentpanel and door finishers. See “Seat belts” earlierin this section for instructions and precautions onseat belt usage.The supplemental air bags operate onlywhen the ignition switch is in the ON or WRS0031START position. WARNINGAfter turning the ignition key to the ONposition, the supplemental air bag warning ● The supplemental front air bags ordi-light illuminates. The supplemental air bag narily will not inflate in the event of awarning light will turn off after about 7 side impact, rear impact, rollover, orseconds if the system is operational. lower severity frontal collision. Also, the front passenger air bag will not in- flate if the passenger air bag status light is lit. See “Front passenger air bag and status light” later in this section. Always wear your seat belts to help reduce the risk or severity of injury in various kinds of accidents. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-49 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 68. ● The seat belts and the supplemental ● The front passenger seat is equipped front air bags are most effective when with an occupant classification sensor you are sitting well back and upright in (weight sensor) that turns the front pas- the seat. The front air bags inflate with senger air bag OFF under some condi- great force. Even with the NISSAN ad- tions. This sensor is only used in this vanced air bag system, if you are unre- seat. Failure to be properly seated and strained, leaning forward, sitting side- wearing the seat belt can increase the ways or out of position in any way, you risk or severity of injury in an accident. are at greater risk of injury or death in a See “Front Passenger air bag and sta- crash. You may also receive serious or tus light” later in this section. fatal injuries from the supplemental ● Keep hands on the outside of the steer- front air bag if you are up against it ing wheel. Placing them inside the when it inflates. Always sit back against steering wheel rim could increase the the seatback and as far away as practi- risk that they are injured when the cal from the steering wheel or instru- supplemental front air bag inflates. ment panel. Always use the seat belts.● The driver and front passenger seat belt buckles are equipped with sensors that detect if the seat belts are fastened. The advanced air bag system monitors the severity of a collision and seat belt us- age then inflates the air bags. Failure to properly wear seat belts can increase the risk or severity of injury in an accident.1-50 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 69. ARS1133 ARS1041 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 restraint system 1-51 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 70. ARS1042 ARS1043 ARS1044 WARNING● Children may be severely injured or killed when the supplemental front air bags, side air bags or curtain side- impact and rollover air bags inflate if they are not properly restrained. Pre- teens and children should be properly restrained in the rear seat, if possible.1-52 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 71. ARS1045 WRS0256 WRS0431 Do not lean against the door. WARNING WARNING ● Even with the NISSAN Advanced Air Bag System, never install a rear-facing Supplemental side air bag (if so equipped) child restraint in the front seat. An in- and curtain side-impact and rollover air flating supplemental front air bag could bag (if so equipped): seriously injure or kill your child. See ● The supplemental side air bag and cur- “Child restraints” earlier in this section tain side-impact and rollover air bag for details. ordinarily will not inflate in the event of a frontal impact, rear impact, or lower severity side collision. Always wear your seat belts to help reduce the risk or severity of injury in various kinds of accidents. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-53 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 72. WARNING ● The seat belts, the supplemental side air bags and curtain side-impact and rollover air bags are most effective when you are sitting well back and up- right in the seat. The side air bag and curtain 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 outboard seats to extend their LRS0396 SSS0162 hand out of the window or lean against Do not lean against doors or windows. Do not lean against doors or windows. the door. Some examples of dangerous riding positions are shown in the previ- ous illustrations.1-54 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 73. LRS0421 SSS0159 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 restraint system 1-55 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 74. 1. SRS curtain side-impact and rollover air bag modules (if so equipped) 2. SRS curtain side-impact and rollover air bag (if so equipped) 3. Diagnosis sensor unit 4. Supplemental front air bag modules 5. Crash zone sensor 6. Occupant classification system control unit 7. Occupant classification sensor 8. Satellite sensors 9. Seat belt buckle switches 10. Pre-tensioner retractor 11. Supplemental side air bag modules (if so equipped) NISSAN Advanced Air Bag System (front seats) This vehicle is equipped with the NISSAN ad- vanced air bag system for the driver and front passenger seats. This system is designed to meet certification requirements under U.S. regu- lations. It is also permitted in Canada. However, all of the information, cautions and warn- ings in this manual still apply and must be followed. The driver supplemental front air bag is located in LRS0565 the center of the steering wheel. The passenger1-56 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 75. supplemental front air bag is mounted in the light” later in this section for further details. One this, the force of the front air bag inflating candashboard above the glove box. The supplemen- front air bag inflating does not indicate improper increase the risk of injury if the occupant is tootal front air bags are designed to inflate in higher performance of the system. close to, or is against, the front air bag moduleseverity frontal collisions, although they may in- during inflation. If you have any questions about your air bagflate if the forces in another type of collision are The front air bags deflate quickly after a collision. system, please contact NISSAN or your NISSANsimilar to those of a higher severity frontal impact. dealer. If you are considering modification of your The supplemental front air bags operateThey may not inflate in certain frontal collisions. vehicle due to a disability, you may also contact only when the ignition switch is in the ONVehicle damage (or lack of it) is not always an NISSAN. Contact information is contained in the or START position.indication of proper supplemental front air bag front of this Owner’s Manual.system operation. After turning the ignition key to the ON When a supplemental front air bag inflates, a position, the supplemental air bag warningThe NISSAN advanced air bag system has dual fairly loud noise may be heard, followed by the light illuminates. The supplemental air bagstage inflators. It also monitors information from release of smoke. This smoke is not harmful and warning light will turn off after about 7the crash zone sensor, the diagnosis sensor unit, does not indicate a fire. Care should be taken to seconds if the system is operational.seat belt buckle sensors, occupant classification not inhale it, as it may cause irritation and chok-sensor (weight sensor) and passenger seat belt ing. Those with a history of a breathing conditiontension sensor. Inflator operation is based on the should get fresh air promptly.severity of a collision and seat belt usage for the Supplemental front air bags, along with the use ofdriver. For the front passenger, it additionally seat belts, help to cushion the impact force onmonitors the weight of an occupant or object on the face and chest of the front occupants. Theythe seat and seat belt tension. Based on informa- can help save lives and reduce serious injuries.tion from the sensors, only one front air bag may However, an inflating front air bag may causeinflate in a crash, depending on the crash severity facial abrasions or other injuries. Front air bagsand whether the front occupants are belted or do not provide restraint to the lower body.unbelted. Additionally, the front passenger airbag may be automatically turned OFF under Even with NISSAN advanced air bags, seat beltssome conditions, depending on the weight de- should be correctly worn and the driver and pas-tected on the passenger seat and how the seat senger seated upright as far as practical awaybelt is used. If the front passenger air bag is OFF, from the steering wheel or instrument panel. Thethe passenger air bag status light will be illumi- supplemental front air bags inflate quickly in ordernated. See “Front passenger air bag and status to help protect the front occupants. Because of Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-57 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 76. Status light One sensor used is the occupant classification sensor (weight sensor). It is in the bottom of the The front passenger air bag status light is front passenger seat cushion and is designed to located under the climate controls. The light op- detect an occupant and objects on the seat by erates as follows: weight. It works together with seat belt sensors ● Unoccupied passenger seat or when other described later. For example, if a child is in the conditions are met as outlined in this sec- front passenger seat, the advanced air bag sys- tion: The illuminates to indicate that tem is designed to turn the passenger air bag the front passenger air bag is OFF and will OFF in accordance with the regulations. Also, if a not inflate in a crash. child restraint of the type specified in the regula- tions is on the seat, its weight and the child’s ● Occupied passenger seat and the passen- weight can be detected and cause the air bag to ger meets the conditions outlined in this turn OFF. Weight sensor operation can vary de- section: The light is OFF to indicate pending on the front passenger seat belt sen- that the front passenger air bag is opera- WRS0475 sors. tional.Front passenger air bag and status light The front passenger seat belt sensors are de- Front passenger air bag signed to detect if the seat belt is buckled and the WARNING The front passenger air bag is designed to auto- amount of tension on the seat belt, such as whenThe front passenger air bag is designed to matically turn OFF when the vehicle is operated it is in the automatic locking mode (child restraintautomatically turn OFF under some con- under some conditions as described below in mode). Based on the weight on the seat detectedditions. Read this section carefully to accordance with U.S. regulations. If the front by the weight sensor and the belt tension de-learn how it operates. Proper use of the passenger air bag is OFF, it will not inflate in a tected on the seat belt, the advanced air bagseat, seat belt and child restraints is nec- crash. The driver air bag and other air bags in your system determines whether the front passengeressary for most effective protection. Fail- vehicle are not part of this system. air bag should be automatically turned OFF asure to follow all instructions in this required by the regulations. The purpose of the regulation is to help reducemanual concerning the use of seats, seat the risk of injury or death from an inflating air bag Front passenger seat adult occupants who arebelts and child restraints can increase the to certain front passenger seat occupants, such properly seated and using the seat belt as out-risk or severity of injury in an accident. as children, by requiring the air bag to be auto- lined in this manual should not cause the passen- matically turned OFF. Certain sensors are used ger air bag to be automatically turned OFF. For to meet the requirements. small adults it may be turned OFF. Also, if the1-58 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 77. occupant takes his/her weight off the seat cush- heavy objects placed on the seat could result in in the center of the instrument panel, will blink.ion (for example, by not sitting upright, by sitting air bag inflation, because of the object’s weight Have the system checked by a NISSAN dealer.on an edge of the seat, or by otherwise being out detected by the weight sensor. Other conditions Other supplemental front air bag precau-of position), this could cause the sensor to turn could also result in air bag inflation, such as if a tionsthe air bag OFF. In addition, if the occupant child is standing on the seat, or if two children areimproperly uses the seat belt in the automatic on the seat, contrary to the instructions in this WARNINGlocking mode (child restraint mode), this could manual. Always be sure that you and all vehiclecause the air bag to be turned OFF. Always be occupants are seated and restrained properly. ● Do not place any objects on the steer-sure to be seated and wearing the seat belt ing wheel pad or on the instrumentproperly for the most effective protection by the Using the passenger air bag status light, you can panel. Also, do not place any objectsseat belt and supplemental air bag. monitor when the front passenger air bag is au- between any occupant and the steering tomatically turned OFF. The light will illuminate wheel or instrument panel. Such ob-NISSAN recommends that pre-teens and chil- (indicating the air bag is OFF and will not inflate) jects may become dangerous projec-dren be properly restrained in a rear seat. when the front passenger seat is not occupied. tiles and cause injury if the supplemen-NISSAN also recommends that appropriate child tal front air bag inflates.restraints and booster seats be properly installed If an adult occupant is in the seat and the pas-in a rear seat. If this is not possible, the weight senger air bag status light is illuminated (indicat- ● Immediately after inflation, severalsensor and seat belt sensors are designed to ing that the air bag is OFF), it could be that the front air bag system components will beoperate as described above to turn the front person is a small adult, or is not sitting on the seat hot. Do not touch them; you may se-passenger air bag OFF for specified child re- or not using the seat belt properly. If a child verely burn yourself.straints as required by the regulations. Failing to restraint must be used in the front seat, but the ● No unauthorized changes should beproperly secure child restraints and to use the status light is not lit (indicating that the air bag made to any components or wiring ofautomatic locking mode (child restraint mode) might inflate in a crash), it could be that the child the supplemental air bag system. This ismay allow the restraint to tip or move in an acci- restraint or seat belt is not being used properly. If to prevent accidental inflation of thedent or sudden stop. This can also result in the such situations happen, properly position and supplemental air bag or damage to thepassenger air bag inflating in a crash instead of restrain the occupant or child restraint. Other- supplemental air bag system.being OFF. See “Child restraints” earlier in this wise reposition the occupant or child restraint insection for proper use and installation. a rear seat.If the front passenger seat is not occupied and If a malfunction occurs in the front passenger airthe seat belt is not buckled, the passenger air bag bag system, the supplemental air bag warningis designed not to inflate in a crash. However, light , located in the meter and gauges area Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-59 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 78. ● Do not make unauthorized changes to ● No unauthorized changes should be your vehicle’s electrical system, sus- made to any components or wiring of pension system or front end structure. the seat belt system. This may affect the This could affect proper operation of supplemental front air bag system. the supplemental front air bag system. Tampering with the seat belt system may result in serious personal injury.● Tampering with the supplemental front air bag system may result in serious ● Work on and around the supplemental personal injury. Tampering includes front air bag system should be done by changes to the steering wheel and the a NISSAN dealer. Installation of electri- instrument panel assembly by placing cal equipment should also be done by a material over the steering wheel pad NISSAN dealer. The Supplemental Re- and above the instrument panel or by straint System (SRS) wiring should not installing additional trim material be modified or disconnected. Unautho- around the air bag system. rized electrical test equipment and WRS0422 probing devices should not be used on● Modifying or tampering with the front Supplemental side-impact air bag and the air bag system. passenger seat may result in serious personal injury. For example, do not ● A cracked windshield should be re- curtain side-impact and rollover air change the front seats by placing mate- placed immediately by a qualified re- bags system (if so equipped) rial on the seat cushion or by installing pair facility. A cracked windshield could The supplemental side-impact air bags are lo- additional trim material, such as seat affect the function of the supplemental covers, on the seat that are not specifi- air bag system. cated in the outside of the seatback of the front cally designed to assure proper air bag seats. The supplemental curtain side-impact and ● The SRS wiring harness connectors are rollover air bags are located in the side roof rails. operation. Additionally, do not stow any yellow and orange for easy These systems are designed to meet voluntary objects under the front passenger seat identification. guidelines to help reduce the risk of injury to or the seat cushion and seatback. Such objects may interfere with the proper When selling your vehicle, we request that you out-of-position occupants. However, all of the operation of the occupant classifica- inform the buyer about the supplemental front air information, cautions and warnings in this tion system (weight sensor). bag system and guide the buyer to the appropri- manual still apply and must be followed. ate sections in this Owner’s Manual. The supplemental side air bags and curtain side- impact and rollover air bags are designed to1-60 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 79. inflate in higher severity side collisions, although mental side air bags and curtain side-impact and WARNINGthey may inflate if the forces in another type of rollover air bags do not provide restraint to thecollision are similar to those of a higher severity lower body. ● Do not place any objects near the seat-side impact. They are designed to inflate on the back of the front seats. Also, do not The seat belts should be correctly worn and the place any objects (an umbrella, bag,side where the vehicle is impacted. They may not driver and passenger seated upright as far as etc.) between the front door finisherinflate in certain side collisions. practical away from the supplemental side air and the front seat. Such objects mayCurtain side-impact and rollover air bags are also bag. Rear seat passengers should be seated as become dangerous projectiles anddesigned to inflate in certain types of rollover far away as practical from the door finishers and cause injury if the supplemental side aircollisions or near rollovers. side roof rails. The side air bags and curtain bag inflates.Vehicle damage (or lack of it) is not always an side-impact and rollover air bag inflate quickly in ● Right after inflation, several side air bagindication of proper supplemental side air bag order to help protect the occupants. Because of and curtain side-impact and rollover airand curtain side-impact and rollover air bag op- this, the force of the side air bag and curtain air bag system components will be hot. Doeration. bag inflating can increase the risk of injury if the not touch them; you may severely burn occupant is too close to, or is against, these air yourself.When the supplemental side air bag and curtain bag modules during inflation. The side air bag willair bags inflate, a fairly loud noise may be heard, deflate quickly after the collision is over. ● No unauthorized changes should befollowed by release of smoke. This smoke is not made to any components or wiring ofharmful and does not indicate a fire. Care should The curtain side-impact and rollover air bag will the side air bag and curtain air bagbe taken not to inhale it, as it may cause irritation remain inflated for a short time. system. This is to prevent accidentaland choking. Those with a history of a breathing inflation of the side air bag and curtaincondition should get fresh air promptly. The supplemental side air bags and curtain air bag or damage to the side air bag side-impact and rollover air bags operate and curtain air bag system.Supplemental side air bags, along with the use of only when the ignition switch is in the ONseat belts, help to cushion the impact force on or START positions. ● Do not make unauthorized changes tothe chest of the front occupants. Curtain side- your vehicle’s electrical system, sus-impact and rollover air bags help to cushion the After turning the ignition key to the ON pension system or side panel. Thisimpact force to the head of occupants in the front position, the supplemental air bag warning could affect proper operation of theand rear outboard seating positions. They can light illuminates. The supplemental air bag supplemental curtain air bag system.help save lives and reduce serious injuries. How- warning light will turn off after about 7ever, an inflating side air bag, or curtain air bag seconds if the system is operational.may cause abrasions or other injuries. Supple- Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-61 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 80. ● Tampering with the supplemental side Pre-tensioner seat belt system (Front ● Work around and on the pre-tensioner air bag system may result in serious seats) system should be done by a NISSAN personal injury. For example, do not dealer. Installation of electrical equip- change the front seats by placing mate- WARNING ment should also be done by a NISSAN rial near the seatbacks or by installing dealer. Unauthorized electrical test additional trim material, such as seat ● The pre-tensioner seat belt cannot be equipment and probing devices should covers, around the side air bag. reused after activation. It must be re- not be used on the pre-tensioner seat placed together with the retractor and belt system.● Work around and on the curtain air bag buckle as a unit. system should be done by a NISSAN ● If you need to dispose of the pre- dealer. Installation of electrical equip- ● If the vehicle becomes involved in a tensioner or scrap the vehicle, contact a ment should also be done by a NISSAN frontal collision but the pre-tensioner is NISSAN dealer. Correct pre-tensioner dealer. The SRS wiring harnesses* not activated, be sure to have the pre- disposal procedures are set forth in the should not be modified or discon- tensioner system checked and, if nec- appropriate NISSAN Service Manual. nected. Unauthorized electrical test essary, replaced by your NISSAN Incorrect disposal procedures could equipment and probing devices should dealer. cause personal injury. not be used on the side air bag or cur- ● No unauthorized changes should be tain air bag system. 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 front supple-* The SRS wiring harness or connectors are is to prevent accidental activation of mental air bag systems. Working with the seatyellow or orange for easy identification. the pre-tensioner seat belt or damage belt retractor, it helps tighten the seat belt whenWhen selling your vehicle, we request that you to the pre-tensioner seat belt operation. the vehicle becomes involved in certain types ofinform the buyer about the supplemental side air Tampering with the pre-tensioner seat collisions, helping to restrain front seat occu-bag and curtain air bag system and guide the belt system may result in serious per- pants.buyer to the appropriate sections in this Owner’s sonal injury. The pre-tensioner is encased with the seat belt’sManual. 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 a1-62 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 81. fire. Care should be taken not to inhale it, as it may SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAGcause irritation and choking. Those with a history WARNING LABELSof a breathing condition should get fresh airpromptly. Warning labels about the supplemental front air bags and supplemental side-impact and rolloverAfter the pre-tensioner seat belts have activated, air bag systems are placed in the vehicle asload limiters allow the seat belt to release web- shown in the illustration.bing (if necessary) to reduce forces against thechest.If any abnormality occurs in the pre-tensionersystem, the supplemental air bag warninglight will not come on, will flash intermit-tently or will turn on for 7 seconds and remain onafter the ignition key has been turned to the ON orSTART position. In this case, the pre-tensioner LRS0397seat belt may not function properly. They must be 1. SRS Air bag warning labelschecked and repaired. Take your vehicle to thenearest NISSAN dealer. The warning labels are located on the sur- face of the sun visor.When selling your vehicle, we request that youinform the buyer about the pre-tensioner seat belt 2. SRS Side air bag warning label (if sosystem and guide the buyer to the appropriate equipped)sections in this Owner’s Manual. The warning label is located on the side of the passenger’s side center pillar. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-63 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 82. When the ignition key is in the ON or START WARNING position, the supplemental air bag warning light illuminates for about 7 seconds and then turns If the supplemental air bag warning light off. This means the system is operational. is on, it could mean that the supplemental front air bag, supplemental side air bag, If any of the following conditions occur, the curtain air bag systems and/or pre- supplemental front air bag, supplemental side air tensioner seat belt systems will not oper- bag, curtain air bag and pre-tensioner seat belt ate in an accident. To help avoid injury to systems need servicing: yourself or others, have your vehicle checked by a NISSAN dealer as soon as ● The supplemental air bag warning light re- possible. mains on after approximately 7 seconds. ● The supplemental air bag warning light Repair and replacement procedure flashes intermittently. The supplemental front air bags, supplemental LRS0100 side air bags, curtain air bags and pre-tensioner ● The supplemental air bag warning light doesSUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG not come on at all. seat belts are designed to inflate on a one-time-WARNING LIGHT only basis. As a reminder, unless it is damaged, Under these conditions, the supplemental front the supplemental air bag warning light remainsThe supplemental air bag warning light, air bag, supplemental side air bags and curtain air illuminated after inflation has occurred. Repairdisplaying in the instrument panel, moni- bag or pre-tensioner seat belt systems may not and replacement of these supplemental air bagtors the circuits of the supplemental front air bag, operate properly. It must be checked and re- systems should be done only by a NISSANsupplemental side-impact air bag and curtain paired. Take your vehicle to the nearest NISSAN dealer.side-impact and rollover air bag and pre- dealer. When maintenance work is required on the ve-tensioner seat belt systems. The circuits moni- hicle, the supplemental front air bags, supple-tored by the supplemental air bag warning light mental side air bags, curtain air bags, pre-are the diagnosis sensor unit, crash zone sensor, tensioner seat belts and related parts should besatellite sensors, rollover sensor, front air bag pointed out to the person performing the mainte-modules, side air bag modules, curtain air bag nance. The ignition key should always be in themodules, pre-tensioner seat belts and all related LOCK position when working under the hood orwiring. inside the vehicle.1-64 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 83. WARNING● Once a supplemental front air bag, supplemental side air bag or curtain air bag has inflated, the air bag module will not function again and must be re- placed. Additionally, if any of the supplemental front air bags inflate, the activated pre-tensioner seat belts must also be replaced. The air bag module and pre-tensioner seat belt system should be replaced by a NISSAN dealer. The air bag module and pre-tensioner seat belt system cannot be repaired.● The supplemental front air bag, side air bag and curtain air bag systems, and the pre-tensioner seat belt system should be inspected by a NISSAN dealer if there is any damage to the front end or side portion of the vehicle.● If you need to dispose of the supple- mental air bag, pre-tensioner seat belt system or scrap the vehicle, contact a NISSAN dealer. Correct supplemental air bag and pre-tensioner seat belt sys- tem disposal procedures are set forth in the appropriate NISSAN Service Manual. Incorrect disposal procedures could cause personal injury. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-65 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 84. 2 Instruments and controlsInstrument panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2 Switch operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-23Meters and gauges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3 Rear window and outside mirror defroster switch Speedometer and odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4 (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-24 Trip computer (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5 Headlight and turn signal switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-25 Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6 Headlight control switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-25 Engine coolant temperature gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6 Daytime running light system (Canada only) . . . . . . 2-27 Fuel gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7 Instrument brightness control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-28 Engine oil pressure gauge (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . 2-8 Turn signal switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-28 Voltmeter (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8 Fog light switch (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-28Compass and outside temperature display Hazard warning flasher switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-29(if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-9 Horn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-29 Outside temperature display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-9 Cargo lamp switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-30 Compass display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-9 Heated seat (if so equipped). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-30Warning/indicator lights and audible reminders . . . . . . 2-12 Vehicle dynamic control (VDC) off switch Checking bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-13 (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-31 Warning lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-13 Hill descent control (HDC) switch (if so equipped) . . . 2-31 Indicator lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-17 Electronic locking rear differential (E-Lock) system Audible reminders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-20 switch (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-32Security systems (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-21 Clutch interlock (clutch start) switch Vehicle security system (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . 2-21 (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-33 Nissan vehicle immobilizer system (NVIS) Power outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-34 (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-22 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-35Windshield wiper and washer switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-23 Storage trays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-35 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 85. Under-seat storage bins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-37 Interior lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-48 Console box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-38 Personal lights (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-50 Glove box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-38 Map lights (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-50 Sunglasses holder (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-38 HomeLinkா universal transceiver (if so equipped). . . . . 2-50 Map pockets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-39 Programming HomeLinkா. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-51 Seat pockets (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-40 Programming HomeLinkா for Canadian Cup holders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-41 customers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-52 Roof rack (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-43 Operating the HomeLinkா universalWindows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-44 transceiver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-52 Power windows (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-44 Programming trouble-diagnosis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-53 Manual windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-46 Clearing the programmed information . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-53 Rear sliding window (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-46 Reprogramming a single HomeLinkா button . . . . . . 2-53Sunroof (if so equipped). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-47 If your vehicle is stolen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-53 Automatic sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-47 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 86. INSTRUMENT PANEL 1. Ventilators (P. 4-2) 2. Headlight/fog light (if so equipped)/ turn signal switch (P. 2-25) 3. Steering wheel switch for audio control (if so equipped) (P. 4-26) 4. Driver supplemental air bag/horn (P. 1-48, P. 2-29) 5. Meters, gauges and warning/indicator lights (P. 2-3, 2-12) 6. Cruise control main/set switches (if so equipped) (P. 5-17) 7. Windshield wiper/washer switch (P. 2-23) 8. Storage (P. 2-35) 9. Audio system controls (if so equipped) (P. 4-10) 10. Front passenger supplemental air bag (P. 1-48) 11. Upper and lower glove box (P. 2-38) 12. Power outlet (P. 2-34) 13. Electronic locking rear differential (E-Lock) system switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-32) Heated seat switches (if so equipped) (P. 2-30) Hill descent control (HDC) switch WIC0816 (if so equipped) (P. 2-31)2-2 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 87. METERS AND GAUGES Vehicle dynamic control (VDC) off switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-31)14. Shift selector lever (P. 5-10)15. 4WD shift switch (if so equipped) (P. 5-19)16. Climate controls (P. 4-2)17. Passenger air bag status light (P. 1-58)18. Hazard lights (P. 2-29)19. Ignition switch (P. 5-7)20. Tilt steering wheel control (if so equipped) (P. 3-11)21. Cargo lamp switch (P. 2-30)22. Clutch interlock (clutch start) switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-33)23. Outside mirror controls (if so equipped) (P. 3-13) LIC0736 1. Warning/indicator lights 6. Odometer/Twin trip odometer/Trip com- 2. Tachometer puter (if so equipped) 3. Speedometer 7. Engine oil pressure gauge (if so 4. Fuel gauge equipped) 5. Voltmeter (if so equipped) 8. Engine coolant temperature gauge Instruments and controls 2-3 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 88. The odometer records the total distance the ve- hicle has been driven. The twin trip odometer records the distance of individual trips. LIC0737 LIC07801. Speedometer With twin trip odometer2. Odometer/twin trip display Changing the display:3. Change button For vehicles equipped with twin trip odometer,SPEEDOMETER AND ODOMETER pushing the change button changes the display as follows:Speedometer Trip → Trip → TripThe speedometer indicates vehicle speed inmiles per hour (MPH) and kilometers per hour(km/h).Odometer/Twin trip odometerThe odometer/twin trip odometer is displayedwhen the ignition key is in the ON position.2-4 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 89. TRIP COMPUTER (if so equipped) NOTE: The display of the trip computer is situated in the ● If the amount of fuel added while the speedometer display. When the ignition is turned ignition switch is OFF is small, the dis- to ON, the display scrolls all the modes of the trip play just before the ignition switch is computer and then shows the mode chosen be- turned OFF may continue to be dis- fore the ignition switch is turned OFF. played. When the ignition switch is turned to ON, modes ● When driving uphill or rounding curves, of the trip computer can be selected by pushing the fuel in the tank shifts, which may the trip computer change button. The following momentarily change the display. modes can be selected: Average speed (MPH or km/h) Distance to empty (dte—mile or km) The average speed mode shows the average LIC0781 The distance to empty (dte) mode provides you vehicle speed since last reset. Resetting is done With trip computer with an estimation of the distance that can be by pressing the change button for more than driven before refueling. The dte is constantly be- approximately 1 second. The display is updatedFor vehicles equipped with trip computer, push- ing calculated, based on the amount of fuel in theing the change button changes the display as every 30 seconds. The first 30 seconds after a fuel tank and the actual fuel consumption. reset, the display shows (----).follows: The display is updated every 30 seconds.Trip → Trip → Distance to Empty → Average fuel consumption (Mpg orAverage speed → Average fuel consumption → The dte mode includes a low range warning l/100km)Journey time → Trip feature: when the fuel level is low, the dte mode is automatically selected and the digits blink in or- The average fuel consumption mode shows theFor additional information, refer to “Trip com- der to draw the driver’s attention. Press the average fuel consumption since the last reset.puter” later in this section. change button if you wish to return to the mode Resetting is done by pressing the change buttonResetting the trip odometer: that was selected before the warning occurred. for more than approximately 1 second. The dis- The dte mark (dte) will remain blinking until the play is updated every 30 seconds. At about thePushing the change button for more than 1 sec- vehicle is refueled. first 1/3 miles (500 m) after a reset, the displayond resets the trip odometer to zero. When the fuel level drops even lower, the dte shows (----). display will change to (----). Instruments and controls 2-5 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 90. Journey timeThe journey time mode shows the time since thelast reset. The displayed time can be reset bypressing the change button for more than ap-proximately 1 second.Trip computer resetPushing the change button for more than 3 sec-onds will reset all modes except Trip A and dis-tance to empty (dte). LIC0738 LIC0739 TACHOMETER ENGINE COOLANT TEMPERATURE The tachometer indicates engine speed in revo- GAUGE lutions per minute (rpm). Do not rev engine into The gauge indicates the engine coolant tempera- the red zone ᭺. 1 ture. The engine coolant temperature is within the normal range ᭺ when the gauge needle points 1 CAUTION within the zone shown in the illustration. When engine speed approaches the red The engine coolant temperature varies with the zone, shift to a higher gear. Operating the engine in the red zone may cause serious outside air temperature and driving conditions. engine damage.2-6 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 91. The indicates that the fuel filler lid is CAUTION located on the driver’s side of the vehicle.If the gauge indicates coolant tempera-ture near the hot (H) end of the normal CAUTIONrange, reduce vehicle speed to decreasetemperature. If the gauge is over the nor- ● If the vehicle runs out of fuel,mal range, stop the vehicle as soon as the malfunction indicator lampsafely possible. If the engine is over- (MIL) may come on. Refuel as soon asheated, continued operation of the ve- possible. After a few driving trips,hicle may seriously damage the engine.See “If your vehicle overheats” in the “In the lamp should turn off. If thecase of emergency” section for immediate lamp remains on after a few drivingaction required. trips, have the vehicle inspected by a NISSAN dealer. LIC0740 ● For additional information, see “Mal- FUEL GAUGE function indicator lamp (MIL)” later in this section. The gauge indicates the approximate fuel level in the tank. The gauge may move slightly during braking, turning, acceleration, or going up or down hills. The gauge needle returns to E (Empty) after the ignition key is turned to OFF. The low fuel warning light comes on when the amount of fuel in the tank is getting low. Refill the fuel tank before the gauge regis- ters E (Empty). Instruments and controls 2-7 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 92. ● If the gauge needle does not move with the proper amount of engine oil, have the vehicle checked by a NISSAN dealer. Continued vehicle operation in such a condition could cause serious damage to the engine. LIC0741 LIC0742ENGINE OIL PRESSURE GAUGE (if VOLTMETER (if so equipped)so equipped) When the ignition key is turned to the ON posi-The gauge indicates the engine lubrication sys- tion, the voltmeter indicates the battery voltage.tem oil pressure while the engine is running. When the engine is running, it indicates the gen-When the engine speed is high, the engine oil erator voltage.pressure is also high. When it is low, the gauge While cranking the engine, the volts drop belowindicates the low oil pressure. the normal range. If the needle is not in the normal range (11 - 15 volts) ᭺ while the engine is 1 CAUTION running, it may indicate that the charging system● This gauge is not designed to indicate is not functioning properly. Have the system low engine oil level. Use the dipstick to checked by a NISSAN dealer. check the oil level. (See “Engine oil” in the “Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section.)2-8 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 93. COMPASS AND OUTSIDETEMPERATURE DISPLAY (if soequipped)This unit has the following functions: ture is above 194°F (90°C), the display will read “SC”. ● Measures terrestrial magnetism and indi- cates heading direction of vehicle ● When the outside temperature is between ● Indicates outside air temperature -40°F (-40°C) and -60°F (-51°C), the dis- play will read -40°F (-40°C). When the tem- perature is below -60°F (-51°C), the display will read “OC”. ● The outside temperature sensor is located in front of the radiator. The sensor may be affected by road or engine heat, wind direc- tion and other driving conditions. The display may differ from the actual outside tempera- ture or the temperature displayed on various LIC0583 signs or billboards. OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE DISPLAY ● Temperature display will not update unless Push the button when the ignition key is in the vehicle is moving faster than 12 MPH the ON position. The outside temperature will be (20 km/h), or the ignition switch has been displayed ᭺. 1 OFF for 4 hours. ● To change from °F to °C, push and hold COMPASS DISPLAY the button for about 3 seconds until the display begins to flash. Press the button Push the button when the ignition key is in again to toggle between °F and °C. Once the ON position to display the direction ᭺. 1 you have selected °F or °C, the display will continue to flash for about 5 seconds, then N: north the temperature will display. E: east S: south ● When the outside temperature is between W: west 140°F (60°C) and 194°F (90°C), the display will read 140°F (60°C). When the tempera- Instruments and controls 2-9 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 94. If the display reads “CAL”, calibrate the compassby driving the vehicle in three complete circles atless than 5 MPH (8 km/h).You can also calibrate the compass by drivingyour vehicle on your everyday route. The com-pass will be calibrated once it has tracked threecomplete circles. WIC03552-10 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 95. Zone variation change procedure 2. Toggle until correct zone is found and re- ● When cleaning the mirror, use a paper lease button. towel or similar material dampenedThe difference between magnetic north and geo- 3. The display will return to the normal com- with glass cleaner. Do not spray glassgraphical north is known as variance. In some pass mode within 5 seconds of no button cleaner directly on the mirror as it mayareas, this difference can sometimes be great activity. cause the liquid cleaner to enter theenough to cause false compass readings. Follow mirror housing.these instructions to set the variance for your 4. If the vehicle changes zone, repeat steps 1particular location if this happens: through 3. See map. 1. Press and hold the button for about 8 ● If the compass deviates from the correct seconds. The current zone number will ap- indication soon after repeated adjustment, pear in the display. have the compass checked at an authorized 2. Find your current location on the zone map. dealer. Refer to the illustration. Record the zone ● The compass may not indicate the correct number. compass point in tunnels or while driving up 3. Press and hold the button until the or down a steep hill. (The compass returns new zone number appears in the display. to the correct compass point when the ve- After you stop pressing the switch in, the hicle moves to an area where the geomag- display will show a compass direction within netism is stabilized.) a few seconds. CAUTIONInaccurate compass direction ● Do not install a ski rack, antenna, etc.,The compass display is equipped with automatic which are attached to the vehicle bycorrection function. If the correct direction is not means of a magnet. They affect the op-shown, follow this procedure. eration of the compass. 1. With the display turned on, push the button about 8 seconds, until the zone se- lection comes up (a number will be dis- played in the mirror compass window). Instruments and controls 2-11 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 96. WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTS ANDAUDIBLE REMINDERS or Anti-lock brake warning light Low windshield washer fluid warning light Hill descent control (HDC) indicator light (if so equipped) Automatic transmission oil temperature warning Seat belt warning light and chime Malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) light ( model) Automatic transmission park warning light Supplemental air bag warning light Overdrive off indicator light (automatic trans- ( model) mission only) or Brake warning light Automatic transmission position indicator light Security indicator light (if so equipped) Charge warning light (if so equipped) Cruise main switch indicator light (if so Slip indicator light for models with ABLS (if so equipped) equipped) Door open warning light Cruise set switch indicator light (if so equipped) Slip indicator light for models with VDC (if so equipped) Engine oil pressure warning light (if so Electronic locking rear differential (E-Lock) sys- Transfer 4LO position indicator light equipped) tem on indicator light (if so equipped) ( model) 4WD warning light ( model) 4WD shift indicator light ( model) Turn signal/hazard indicator lights Low fuel warning light Front passenger air bag status light Vehicle dynamic control off indicator light (if so equipped) Low tire pressure warning light High beam indicator light (Blue)2-12 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 97. CHECKING BULBS If the light comes on while you are driving, Automatic transmission park contact a NISSAN dealer for repair. warning light ( model)With all doors closed, apply the parking brakeand turn the ignition key to the ON position The ABS system will be disabled and the ABS WARNINGwithout starting the engine. The following lights light will illuminate when the electronic lockingwill come on: rear differential (E-Lock) system switch (if so ● If the ATP light is ON, this indicates that equipped) is turned on and the E-Lock system is the automatic transmission P (Park) po- , or , , , , engaged. If the E-Lock system disengages or the sition will not function and the transfer switch is turned off, the ABS system will be case is in neutral.The following lights come on briefly and then go enabled and the ABS light will turn off. ● When parking, always make sure thatoff: the 4WD shift indicator light illuminates Automatic transmission oil and the parking brake is set. Failure to or , , , , , temperature warning light engage the transfer position in 2WD, 4H , , ( model) or 4LO could result in the vehicle mov- ing unexpectedly, resulting in seriousIf any light fails to come on, it may indicate This light comes on when the automatic transmis- personal injury or property damage.a burned-out bulb or an open circuit in the sion oil temperature is too high. If the light comeselectrical system. Have the system repaired ● Shift the 4WD switch into the 2WD, 4H on while driving, reduce the vehicle speed aspromptly. or 4LO position again to turn off the ATP soon as safely possible until the light turns off. warning light when the automatic trans-WARNING LIGHTS mission selector lever is in the P posi- CAUTION tion and the ATP warning light is ON. or Anti-lock brake Continued vehicle operation when the A/T (Before shifting the 4WD switch into the warning light oil temperature warning light is on may 4LO position, move the automaticIf the light comes on while the engine is running, damage the automatic transmission. transmission selector lever into the Nit may indicate the anti-lock brake system is not position once, shift the selector leverfunctioning properly. Have the system checked into P again and make sure the ATPby a NISSAN dealer. warning light is OFF.)If an abnormality occurs in the system, the anti- This light indicates that the automatic transmis-lock function ceases, but the regular braking sion parking function is not engaged. If the trans-system continues to operate. fer control is not secured in any drive position Instruments and controls 2-13 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 98. while the automatic transmission selector lever is ● Pressing the brake pedal with the en- ● Do not continue driving if the generatorin the P (Park) position, the transmission will gine stopped and/or a low brake fluid belt is loose, broken or missing.disengage and the drive wheels will not lock. level may increase your stopping dis- tance and braking will require greater Door open warning light or Brake warning light pedal effort as well as pedal travel. This light comes on when any of the doors are notThis light functions for both the parking brake and ● If the brake fluid level is below the closed securely while the ignition key is in the ONthe foot brake systems. MINIMUM or MIN mark on the brake position. fluid reservoir, do not drive until theWhen the ignition key is in the ON position, the brake system has been checked at a Engine oil pressure warninglight comes on when the parking brake is applied, NISSAN dealer.and also warns of a low brake fluid level. If the light (if so equipped)light comes on while the engine is running with Charge warning light (if so This light warns of low engine oil pressure. If thethe parking brake not applied, stop the vehicleand perform the following: equipped) light flickers or comes on during normal driving, pull off the road in a safe area, stop the engine If this light comes on while the engine is running, 1. Check the brake fluid level. Add brake fluid immediately and call a NISSAN dealer or other it may indicate the charging system is not func- as necessary. See “Brake and clutch fluid” in authorized repair shop. tioning properly. Turn the engine off and check the “Maintenance and do-it-yourself” sec- the generator belt. If the belt is loose, broken, The engine oil pressure warning light is not tion of this manual. missing, or if the light remains on, see a NISSAN designed to indicate a low oil level. Use the 2. If the brake fluid level is correct, have the dealer immediately. dipstick to check the oil level. See “Engine oil” in brake system checked by a NISSAN dealer. the “Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section of CAUTION this manual. WARNING ● Do not ground electrical accessories CAUTION● Your brake system may not be working directly to the battery terminal. Doing properly if the warning light is on. Driv- so will bypass the variable control sys- Running the engine with the engine oil ing could be dangerous. If you judge it tem and the vehicle battery may not pressure warning light on could cause se- to be safe, drive carefully to the nearest charge completely. Refer to “Variable rious damage to the engine almost imme- service station for repairs. Otherwise, voltage control system” in the “Mainte- diately. Such damage is not covered by have your vehicle towed because driv- nance and do-it-yourself” section later warranty. Turn off the engine as soon as it ing it could be dangerous. in this manual. is safe to do so.2-14 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 99. 4WD warning light ( lit, one or more of your tires is significantly under- – in the 4LO position for manual trans- model) mission models, stop the vehicle and inflated. You should stop and check your tires asThe 4WD warning light comes on when the key shift the transmission shift lever to soon as possible, and inflate them to the properswitch is turned to ON. It turns off soon after the the N position with the clutch pedal pressure as indicated on the vehicle’s tire infor-engine is started. depressed and shift the 4WD shift mation placard. Driving on a significantly under- switch to 2WD. inflated tire causes the tire to overheat and canIf the engine or vehicle is not functioning properly, lead to tire failure. Under-inflation also reducesthe warning light will either remain illuminated or ● If the warning light is still on after the fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect above operation, have your vehicleblink. See “4WD warning light” in the “Starting the vehicle’s handling and stopping ability. Each checked by a NISSAN dealer as soon asand driving” section. tire, including the spare, should be checked possible. monthly when cold and set to the recommended CAUTION Low fuel warning light inflation pressure as specified in the vehicle plac-● If the warning light comes on or blinks ard and owner’s manual. during operation, have your vehicle This light comes on when the fuel level in the fuel The recommended inflation pressure may also be checked by a NISSAN dealer as soon as tank is getting low. Refuel as soon as it is conve- found on the Tire and Loading Information Label. possible. nient, preferably before the fuel gauge reaches E (Empty). There will be a small reserve of fuel Low tire pressure warning:● Do not drive on dry hard surface roads in the tank when the fuel gauge needle in the 4H or 4LO position. If the 4WD If the vehicle is being driven with very low tire reaches E (Empty). warning light turns on when you are pressure (lower than 28 psi, 193 kPa), the light driving on dry hard surface roads: Low tire pressure warning will illuminate and the chime will sound for about – in the 4H position, shift the 4WD shift light 10 seconds. switch to 2WD. For additional information, see “Low tire pressure After the ignition switch is turned ON, this light – in the 4LO position for automatic comes on for about 1 second and turns off. warning system” in the “Starting and driving” transmission models, stop the ve- section and “Low tire pressure warning system” This light warns of low tire pressure. in the “In case of emergency” section. hicle and shift the transmission se- lector lever to the N position with the NISSAN’s low tire pressure warning system is a brake pedal depressed and shift the tire pressure monitoring system. It monitors tire 4WD shift switch to 2WD. pressure of all tires except the spare. When the tire pressure monitoring system warning light is Instruments and controls 2-15 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 100. WARNING ● When a spare tire is mounted or a wheel Seat belt warning light and● If the light does not come on with the is replaced, tire pressure will not be chime indicated and the low tire pressure key switch turned ON, have the vehicle warning system will not function. Con- The light and chime remind you to fasten your checked by a NISSAN dealer as soon as tact your NISSAN dealer as soon as seat belts. The light illuminates whenever the possible. possible for tire replacement and/or ignition key is turned to the ON or START position● If the light comes on while driving, system resetting. and remains illuminated until the driver’s seat belt avoid sudden steering maneuvers or is fastened. At the same time, the chime sounds abrupt braking, reduce vehicle speed, CAUTION for about 6 seconds unless the driver’s seat belt pull off the road to a safe location and is securely fastened. stop the vehicle as soon as possible. ● The low tire pressure warning system is not a substitute for the regular tire pres- Refer to “Seat belts” in the “Safety—Seats, seat Serious vehicle damage could occur and may lead to an accident and could sure check. Be sure to check the tire belts and supplemental restraint system” section result in serious personal injury. Check pressure regularly. for precautions on seat belt usage. the tire pressure for all four tires. Adjust ● If the vehicle is being driven at speeds Supplemental air bag warning the tire pressure to the recommended of less than 20 MPH (32 km/h), the low COLD tire pressure shown on the Tire tire pressure warning system may not light and Loading Information label to turn operate correctly. When the ignition key is in the ON or START the low tire pressure warning light OFF. position, the supplemental air bag warning light If the light still comes on while driving ● Be sure to install the specified size of tires to the 4 wheels correctly. illuminates for about 7 seconds and then turns after adjusting the tire pressure, a tire off. This means the system is operational. may be flat. If you have a flat tire, re- place it with a spare tire as soon as Low windshield washer fluid If any of the following conditions occur, the possible. warning light supplemental front air bag, supplemental side air This light comes on when the windshield washer bag (if so equipped), curtain side-impact air bags fluid is at a low level. Add windshield washer fluid (if so equipped), and pre-tensioner seat belt sys- as necessary. See “Window washer fluid” in the tems need servicing and your vehicle must be “Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section of this taken to a NISSAN dealer: manual. ● The supplemental air bag warning light re- mains on after approximately 7 seconds.2-16 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 101. ● The supplemental air bag warning light INDICATOR LIGHTS Electronic locking rear differ- flashes intermittently. Automatic transmission posi- ential (E-Lock) system on in- ● The supplemental air bag warning light does tion indicator light dicator light (if so equipped) not come on at all. When the ignition key is turned to the ON posi- This light comes on when the electronic lockingUnless checked and repaired, the supplemental tion, this indicator light shows the automatic rear differential (E-Lock) system clutch is fullyrestraint system (air bag system) and/or the pre- transmission selector lever position. See “Driving engaged.tensioner seat belts may not function properly. the vehicle” in the “Starting and driving” sectionFor additional details see “Supplemental restraint The indicator light flashes when the system is first of this manual.system” in the “Safety—Seats, seat belts and turned on. When the system fully engages, thesupplemental restraint system” section of this Cruise main switch indicator light remains on. If the switch is on and themanual. indicator light continues to flash, the system is light (if so equipped) not engaged. WARNING The light comes on when the cruise control main switch is pushed. The light goes out when the For additional information, see “Electronic lock-If the supplemental air bag warning light ing rear differential (E-Lock) system switch” lateris on, it could mean that the supplemental main switch is pushed again. When the cruise main switch indicator light comes on, the cruise in this section and “Electronic locking rear differ-front air bag, supplemental side air bag (if ential (E-Lock) system” in the “Starting and driv-so equipped), curtain side-impact air bag control system is operational. ing” section of this manual.systems (if so equipped) and/or pre-tensioner seat belt systems will not oper- Cruise set switch indicator 4WD shift indicator lightate in an accident. To help avoid injury to light (if so equipped) ( model)yourself or others, have your vehicle The light comes on while the vehicle speed ischecked by a NISSAN dealer as soon as The light should turn off within 1 second after controlled by the cruise control system. If the light turning the ignition switch to ON.possible. blinks while the engine is running, it may indicate the cruise control system is not functioning prop- While the engine is running, the 4WD shift indi- erly. Have the system checked by a NISSAN cator light will illuminate the position selected by dealer. the 4WD shift switch. The 4WD shift indicator light may blink while shifting from one drive mode to the other. Instruments and controls 2-17 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 102. Front passenger air bag sta- If the HDC switch is on and the indicator light vehicle is not ready for an emission control sys- tus light blinks, the system is not engaged. tem inspection/maintenance test. See “Readi- ness for inspection/maintenance (I/M) test” in theThe front passenger air bag status light ( ) If the indicator light does not come on or blink “Technical and consumer information” section ofwill be lit and the passenger front air bag will be when the hill descent switch is on, the system this manual.OFF depending on how the front passenger seat may not be functioning properly. Have the systemis being used. checked by a NISSAN dealer. OperationFor front passenger air bag status light operation, For additional information, see “Hill descent con- The malfunction indicator lamp will come on in trol (HDC) switch” later in this section and “Hill one of two ways:see “Front passenger air bag and status light” in descent control (HDC) system” in the “Startingthe “Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental ● Malfunction indicator lamp on steady — An and driving” section of this manual.restraint system” section of this manual. emission control system malfunction has Malfunction indicator lamp been detected. Check the fuel filler cap. If High beam indicator light (MIL) the fuel filler cap is loose or missing, tighten (Blue) or install the cap and continue to drive the If this indicator lamp comes on steady or blinks vehicle. The lamp should turn off afterThis blue light comes on when the headlight high while the engine is running, it may indicate abeams are on and goes out when the low beams a few driving trips. If the lamp does potential emission control malfunction.are selected. not turn off after a few driving trips, have the The malfunction indicator lamp may also come on vehicle inspected by a NISSAN dealer. YouThe high beam indicator light also comes on steady if the fuel filler cap is loose or missing, or if do not need to have your vehicle towed towhen the passing signal is activated. the vehicle runs out of fuel. Check to make sure the dealer. the fuel filler cap is installed and closed tightly, Hill descent control (HDC) and that the vehicle has at least 3 gallons (11.4 ● Malfunction indicator lamp blinking — An system on indicator light (if so liters) of fuel in the fuel tank. engine misfire has been detected which may equipped) damage the emission control system. To re- After a few driving trips, the lamp should duce or avoid emission control system dam-When the ignition switch is turned ON, this light turn off if no other potential emission control age:comes on briefly and then turns off. system malfunction exists. – do not drive at speeds above 45 MPHThe light comes on when the hill descent control If this indicator lamp comes on steady for 20 (72 km/h). seconds and then blinks for 10 seconds whensystem is activated. the engine is not running, it indicates that the – avoid hard acceleration or deceleration.2-18 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 103. – avoid steep uphill grades. Security indicator light (if so not go off, have the traction control system equipped) checked by a NISSAN dealer. – if possible, reduce the amount of cargo being hauled or towed. This light blinks whenever the ignition switch is in If the battery is removed or discharged, the trac- the LOCK, OFF or ACC position. This function tion control system is disabled and the slip indi-The malfunction indicator lamp may stop blinking indicates the security system equipped on the cator light will not turn off after 2 seconds whenand come on steady. Have the vehicle inspected vehicle is operational. the ignition switch is turned to the ON position.by a NISSAN dealer. You do not need to have To reset the system, you must perform the resetyour vehicle towed to the dealer. For additional information, see “Security sys- procedure. Refer to “Vehicle dynamic control tems” later in this section. (VDC) system” in the “Starting and driving” sec- CAUTION tion of this manual.Continued vehicle operation without hav- Slip indicator light for modelsing the emission control system checked with ABLS (if so equipped) If the light does not go off after performing theand repaired as necessary could lead to reset procedure, have the traction control system This indicator light comes on if the active brake checked by a NISSAN dealer.poor driveability, reduced fuel economy,and possible damage to the emission con- limited slip is activated. If activated, the systemtrol system. will apply braking to the slipping drive wheel(s), Transfer 4LO position indica- giving the non-slipping wheel(s) more traction. tor light ( model) Overdrive off indicator light Slip indicator light for models The light should turn off within 1 second after (automatic transmission mod- with VDC (if so equipped) turning the ignition switch to ON. els only) This indicator light will blink when the traction This light comes on when the 4WD shift switch isThis light comes on when the overdrive function control system is limiting wheel spin. Slippery set in the 4LO position with the ignition key in theis OFF. road conditions may exist if the slip indicator ON position.The automatic transmission overdrive function is blinks on. If this happens, adjust your driving The transfer case may be damaged if you shift thecontrolled by the overdrive switch. accordingly. switch while driving.See “Driving the vehicle” in the “Starting and The slip indicator light also comes on when you Make sure the transfer 4LO position indicatordriving” section of this manual. turn the ignition key to the ON position. The light light turns on when you shift the 4WD shift switch will turn off after about 2 seconds if the system is to 4LO. operational. If the light does not come on or does Instruments and controls 2-19 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 104. The indicator light may blink while shifting Turn signal/hazard indicator VDC indicator light will not turn off after 2 sec-from one drive mode to the other. lights onds when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position. To reset the system, you must performThe 4LO indicator light must stop blinking and The appropriate light flashes when the turn signal the reset procedure. Refer to “Vehicle dynamicremain illuminated or turn off before shifting the switch is activated. control (VDC) system” in the “Starting and driv-transmission into gear. If the transmission selec- Both lights flash when the hazard switch is turned ing” section of this manual.tor lever is shifted from the N position to any othergear when the 4LO indicator light is blinking, the on. If the light does not go off after performing thevehicle may move unexpectedly. reset procedure, have the traction control system Vehicle dynamic control off checked by a NISSAN dealer.When you shift between 4H and 4LO, follow the indicator light (if so equipped)instructions below: While the vehicle dynamic control system is op- This indicator light comes on when the vehicle erating, you might feel slight vibration or hear the ● For automatic transmission models, stop the dynamic control off switch is pushed to OFF. This system working when starting the vehicle or ac- vehicle and shift the transmission selector indicates the vehicle dynamic control system is celerating, but this is normal. lever to the N position with the brake pedal not operating. depressed, then depress the 4WD shift The VDC system will be disabled and the VDC switch to 4LO or 4H. Push the vehicle dynamic control off switch again light will illuminate when the electronic locking or restart the engine and the system will operate rear differential (E-lock) system switch (if so ● For manual transmission models, stop the normally. See “Vehicle dynamic control (VDC) equipped) is turned on and the E-lock system is vehicle and shift the transmission selector system” in the “Starting and driving” section of engaged. If the E-lock system disengages or the lever to the N position with the clutch pedal this manual. switch is turned off, the VDC system will be depressed, then depress the 4WD shift The vehicle dynamic control light also comes on enabled and the VDC light will turn off. switch to 4LO or 4H. when you turn the ignition key to the ON position. AUDIBLE REMINDERSYou cannot move the transfer 4WD shift switch The light will turn off after about 2 seconds if thebetween 4H and 4LO unless you stop the vehicle system is operational. If the light comes on along Brake pad wear warningand shift the transmission selector lever to the N with the SLIP indicator light while you are driving,position with the brake pedal (AT models) or have the vehicle dynamic control system checked The front disc brake pads have audible wearclutch pedal (MT models) depressed. by a NISSAN dealer. warnings. When a front brake pad requires re- placement, it makes a high pitched scraping If the battery is removed or discharged, the ve- sound when the vehicle is in motion, whether or hicle dynamic control system is disabled and the2-20 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 105. SECURITY SYSTEMS (if so equipped)not the brake pedal is depressed. Have the The system helps deter vehicle theft but cannotbrakes checked as soon as possible if the warn- prevent it, nor can it prevent the theft of interior oring sound is heard. exterior vehicle components in all situations. Al- ways secure your vehicle even if parking for aKey reminder chime brief period. Never leave your keys in the ignition,A chime sounds if the driver’s door is opened and always lock the vehicle when unattended. Bewhile the key is left in the ignition switch. Remove aware of your surroundings, and park in secure,the key and take it with you when leaving the well-lit areas whenever possible.vehicle. Many devices offering additional protection, suchLight reminder chime as component locks, identification markers, and tracking systems, are available at auto supplyWith the ignition switch in the OFF position, a stores and specialty shops. Your NISSAN dealerchime sounds when the driver’s door is opened if may also offer such equipment. Check with yourthe headlights or parking lights are on. insurance company to see if you may be eligible LIC0359 for discounts for various theft protection features.Turn the headlight control switch off before leav- Your vehicle may have two types of security sys-ing the vehicle. tems: How to arm the vehicle security sys- tem ● Vehicle security system (if so equipped) 1. Close all windows. (The system can be ● NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System—NVIS armed even if the windows are open.) (if so equipped) 2. Remove the key from the ignition switch. VEHICLE SECURITY SYSTEM (if so 3. Close all doors. Lock all doors. The doors equipped) can be locked with the key, power door lock The vehicle security system provides visual and switch (if the door is opened, locked and audible alarm signals if someone opens the doors then closed), or with the keyfob. when the system is armed. It is not, however, a motion detection type system that activates when a vehicle is moved or when a vibration occurs. Instruments and controls 2-21 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 106. Keyfob operation: position to remove the key, the system How to stop an activated alarm may be disarmed when the key is re- ● Push the button on the keyfob. The alarm stops only by unlocking a door with the moved. If the indicator light fails to All doors lock. The hazard lights flash key, or by pressing the button on the key- glow for 30 seconds, unlock the door twice and the horn beeps once to indicate fob. once and lock it again. all doors are locked. ● Even when the driver and/or passen- NISSAN VEHICLE IMMOBILIZER ● When the button is pushed with all doors locked, the hazard lights flash gers are in the vehicle, the system will SYSTEM (NVIS) (if so equipped) arm with all doors closed and locked twice and the horn beeps once as a re- The NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System (NVIS) with the ignition key in the OFF posi- minder that the doors are already locked. will not allow the engine to start without the use of tion. The horn may or may not beep. Refer to a registered NVIS key. “Silencing the horn beep feature” in the Vehicle security system activation If the engine fails to start using a registered NVIS “Pre-driving checks and adjustments” sec- The vehicle security system will give the following key (for example, when interference is caused by tion later in this manual. alarm: another NVIS key, an automated toll road device 4. Confirm that the indicator light comes or automatic payment device on the key ring), ● The headlights blink and the horn sounds restart the engine using the following proce- on. The light stays on for about 30 intermittently. seconds. The vehicle security system is now dures: pre-armed. After about 30 seconds the ve- ● The alarm automatically turns off after ap- 1. Leave the ignition switch in the ON position hicle security system automatically shifts proximately 50 seconds. However, the alarm for approximately 5 seconds. into the armed phase. The light begins reactivates if the vehicle is tampered with to flash once every 3 seconds. If, during the again. The alarm can be shut off by unlocking 2. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF or LOCK 30-second pre-arm time period, the door is a door with the key, or by pressing the position, and wait approximately 10 sec- unlocked by the key or the keyfob, or the button on the keyfob. onds. ignition key is turned to ACC or ON, the The alarm is activated by: 3. Repeat steps 1 and 2. system will not arm. ● opening a door without using the key or 4. Restart the engine while holding the device ● If the key is turned slowly when locking the door, the system may not arm. Fur- keyfob (even if the door is unlocked by using (which may have caused the interference) thermore, if the key is turned beyond the inside lock knob or the power door lock separate from the registered NVIS key. the vertical position toward the unlock switch).2-22 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 107. WINDSHIELD WIPER AND WASHER SWITCHIf the no start condition re-occurs, NISSAN rec-ommends placing the registered NVIS key on aseparate key ring to avoid interference from otherdevices.Statement related to Section 15 of FCCRules for NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer Sys-tem (CONT ASSY — IMMOBILIZER, ANTASSY — IMMOBILIZER)This device complies with part 15 of theFCC Rules and RSS-210 of IndustryCanada. Operation is subject to the follow-ing two conditions;(1) This device may not cause harmful in- LIC0474 WIC0854terference, and (2) this device must acceptany interference received, including inter- Security indicator light SWITCH OPERATIONference that may cause undesired opera-tion of the device. The security indicator light blinks whenever the The windshield wiper and washer operates when ignition switch is in the LOCK, OFF or ACC the ignition switch is in the ON position.CHANGES OR MODIFICATIONS NOT EX- position. This function indicates the NISSAN Ve-PRESSLY APPROVED BY THE MANUFAC- hicle Immobilizer System (NVIS) is operational. Push the lever down to operate the wiper at theTURER FOR COMPLIANCE COULD VOID following speed:THE USER’S AUTHORITY TO OPERATE If the NVIS is malfunctioning, the light will remainTHE EQUIPMENT. on while the ignition key is in the ON position. ᭺ 1 Intermittent — intermittent operation can be adjusted by turning the knob toward ᭺ A If the light still remains on and/or the en- (Slower) or ᭺ (Faster). B gine will not start, see a NISSAN dealer for NVIS service as soon as possible. Please ᭺ 2 Low — continuous low speed operation bring all NVIS keys that you have when visiting your NISSAN dealer for service. ᭺ 3 High — continuous high speed operation Push the lever up ᭺ to have one sweep opera- 4 tion of the wiper. Instruments and controls 2-23 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 108. REAR WINDOW AND OUTSIDE MIRROR DEFROSTER SWITCH (if so equipped)Pull the lever toward you ᭺ to operate the 5 ● Pre-mix washer fluid concentrates withwasher. The wiper will also operate several times. water to the manufacturer’s recom- mended levels before pouring the fluid WARNING into the window washer reservoir tank.In freezing temperatures the washer solu- Do not use the window washer reservoirtion may freeze on the windshield and tank to mix the washer fluid concen-obscure your vision which may lead to an trate and water.accident. Warm the windshield with thedefroster before you wash the windshield. CAUTION● Do not operate the washer continu- ously for more than 30 seconds. LIC0783● Do not operate the washer if the reser- voir tank is empty. To defrost the rear window glass and outside mirrors (if so equipped), start the engine and● Do not fill the window washer reservoir push the rear window defroster switch on. The tank with washer fluid concentrates at rear window defroster indicator light on the full strength. Some methyl alcohol switch comes on. Push the switch again to turn based washer fluid concentrates may the defroster off. permanently stain the grille if spilled while filling the window washer reser- The rear window defroster automatically turns off voir tank. after approximately 15 minutes. CAUTION When cleaning the inner side of the rear window, be careful not to scratch or dam- age the rear window defroster.2-24 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 109. HEADLIGHT AND TURN SIGNALSWITCH LIC0560 LIC0706 LIC0688 Type A Type B Type CHEADLIGHT CONTROL SWITCHLighting᭺1 When turning the switch to the posi- tion, the front parking, tail, license plate and instrument panel lights come on.᭺2 When turning the switch to the posi- tion, the headlights come on and all the other lights remain on. CAUTIONUse the headlights with the engine runningto avoid discharging the vehicle battery. Instruments and controls 2-25 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 110. To turn on the autolight system: 1. Turn the headlight switch to the AUTO posi- tion ᭺. 1 2. Turn the ignition key to ON. 3. The autolight system automatically turns the headlights on and off. Initially, if the ignition switch is turned OFF and a door is opened and left open, the headlights remain ON for 5 minutes. If another door is opened during the 5 minutes, then the 5 minute timer is reset. To turn the autolight system off, turn the switch to LIC0561 LIC0835 the OFF, , or position.Autolight system (if so equipped) Be sure you do not put anything on top of the autolight sensor ᭺ located in the top 1The autolight system allows the headlights to be side of the instrument panel. The autolightset so they turn on and off automatically. The sensor controls the autolight; if it is cov-autolight system can: ered, the autolight sensor reacts as if it is ● Turn on the headlights, front parking, tail, dark out and the headlights will illuminate. license plate and instrument panel lights au- If this occurs while parked with the engine tomatically when it is dark. off and the key in the ON position, your vehicle’s battery could become discharged. ● Turn off all the lights when it is light. ● Keep all the lights on for 45 seconds after you turn the key to OFF and all doors are closed.2-26 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 111. After the headlights automatically turn off with the WARNING headlight switch in the or position, the headlights will illuminate again for 5 minutes if When the daytime running light system is the headlight switch is moved to the OFF position active, tail lights on your vehicle are not and then turned to the or position. on. It is necessary at dusk to turn on your headlights. Failure to do so could cause CAUTION an accident injuring yourself and others. Even though the battery saver feature au- tomatically turns off the headlights after a period of time, you should turn the head- light switch to the OFF position when the engine is not running to avoid discharging the vehicle battery. LIC0562 DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHT SYSTEMHeadlight beam select (Canada only)᭺1 To select the high beam function, push the The headlights automatically illuminate at a re- lever forward. The high beam lights come on duced intensity when the engine is started with and the light illuminates. the parking brake released. The daytime running lights operate with the headlight switch in the᭺2 Pull the lever back to select the low beam. OFF position or in the position. Turn the᭺3 Pulling and releasing the lever flashes the headlight switch to the position for full headlight high beams on and off. illumination when driving at night.Battery saver system If the parking brake is applied before the engine is started, the daytime running lights do not illumi-If the ignition switch is turned OFF while the nate. The daytime running lights illuminate whenheadlight switch is in the or posi- the parking brake is released. The daytime run-tion, the headlights will turn off after 5 minutes. ning lights will remain on until the ignition switch is turned off. Instruments and controls 2-27 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 112. LIC0759 LIC0563 LIC0393INSTRUMENT BRIGHTNESS TURN SIGNAL SWITCH FOG LIGHT SWITCH (if so equipped)CONTROL Turn signal To turn the fog lights on, turn the headlight switchThe instrument brightness control operates when to the position, then turn the fog lightthe headlight control switch is in ᭺ 1 Move the lever up or down to signal the switch to the position. To turn them off, turning direction. When the turn is com- turn the fog light switch to the OFF position.the , or AUTO position (with auto- pleted, the turn signals cancel automatically.lights activated). The headlights must be on and the low beamsTurn the control to adjust the brightness of instru- Lane change signal selected for the fog lights to operate. The fog lights automatically turn off when the high beamment panel lights when driving at night. ᭺ 2 To signal a lane change, move the lever up or headlights are selected. down to the point where the indicator light begins to flash, but the lever does not latch.2-28 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 113. HAZARD WARNING FLASHER HORNSWITCH The flashers will operate with the ignition switch in any position. Some state laws may prohibit the use of the hazard warning flasher switch while driving. LIC0394 LIC0604Push the switch on to warn other drivers when To sound the horn, push the center pad area ofyou must stop or park under emergency condi- the steering wheel.tions. All turn signal lights flash. WARNING WARNING Do not disassemble the horn. Doing so● If stopping for an emergency, be sure to could affect proper operation of the move the vehicle well off the road. supplemental front air bag system. Tam- pering with the supplemental front air bag● Do not use the hazard warning flashers system may result in serious personal while moving on the highway unless injury. unusual circumstances force you to drive so slowly that your vehicle might become a hazard to other traffic.● Turn signals do not work when the haz- ard warning flasher lights are on. Instruments and controls 2-29 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 114. CARGO LAMP SWITCH HEATED SEAT (if so equipped) CAUTION ● Do not use the seat heater for extended periods or when no one is using the seat. ● Do not put anything on the seat which insulates heat, such as a blanket, cush- ion, seat cover, etc. Otherwise, the seat may become overheated. ● Do not place anything hard or heavy on the seat or pierce it with a pin or similar object. This may result in damage to the heater. LIC0616 LIC0469 ● Any liquid spilled on the heated seatTo turn on the cargo lamp, push the switch down The front seats are warmed by built-in heaters (if should be removed immediately with ato the ON position. so equipped). dry cloth. 1. Start the engine. ● When cleaning the seat, never use CAUTION gasoline, benzine, thinner, or any simi- 2. Push the (low) or (high) posi-Be sure to turn the light switch to the OFF lar materials. tion of the switch, as desired, depending onposition when you leave the vehicle for the temperature. The indicator light in the ● If any abnormalities are found or theextended periods of time, otherwise the switch will illuminate. heated seat does not operate, turn thebattery will go dead. switch off and have the system checked The heater is controlled by a thermostat, by your NISSAN dealer. automatically turning the heater on and off. The indicator light will remain on as long as ● The battery could run down if the seat the switch is on. heater is operated while the engine is not running. 3. When the seat is warmed or before you leave the vehicle, be sure to turn the switch off.2-30 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 115. VEHICLE DYNAMIC CONTROL (VDC) HILL DESCENT CONTROL (HDC)OFF SWITCH (if so equipped) SWITCH (if so equipped) ● The hill descent control may not control the vehicle speed on a hill under all load or road conditions. Always be prepared to depress the brake pedal to control vehicle speed. Failure to do so may re- sult in a collision or serious personal injury. CAUTION When the hill descent control system op- erates continuously for a long time, the temperature of the brake pads may in- crease and the hill descent control system WIC0534 LIC0743 may be temporarily disabled (the indicatorThe vehicle should be driven with the Vehicle light will blink). If the indicator light does WARNING not come on continuously after blinking,Dynamic Control (VDC) system on for most driv-ing conditions. ● Never rely solely on the hill descent stop using the system.If the vehicle is stuck in mud or snow, the VDC control system to control vehicle speed The hill descent control system is designed tosystem reduces the engine output to reduce when driving on steep downhill grades. reduce driver workload when going down steepwheel spin. The engine speed will be reduced Always drive carefully when using the hills. The HDC system helps to control vehicleeven if the accelerator is depressed to the floor. If hill descent control system and decel- speed so the driver can concentrate on steeringmaximum engine power is needed to free a stuck erate the vehicle speed by depressing the vehicle.vehicle, turn the VDC system off. the brake pedal if necessary. Be espe- cially careful when driving on frozen, To activate the HDC system:To turn off the VDC system, push the VDC OFF muddy or an extremely steep downhillswitch. The indicator will come on. ● the automatic transmission selector lever roads. Failure to control vehicle speed must be in forward or reverse gear,Push the VDC OFF switch again or restart the may result in a loss of control of theengine to turn ON the system. See “Vehicle dy- vehicle and possible serious injury or ● the 4WD switch must be in the 4L positionnamic control (VDC) system” in the “Starting and death. and the vehicle speed must be under 15driving” section. mph (25 km/h) or Instruments and controls 2-31 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 116. ELECTRONIC LOCKING REAR DIFFERENTIAL (E-Lock) SYSTEM SWITCH (if so equipped) ● the 4WD switch must be in the 4H position above are not met or the system becomes disen- and the vehicle speed must be under 21 gaged, the indicator light will continue to flash. mph (35 km/h), and The Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) system is disabled ● the HDC system switch must be ON. and the ABS light illuminates when the E-LockThe HDC indicator light will come on when the system is ON. Also, the Vehicle Dynamic Controlsystem is activated. Also, the stop/tail lights illu- (VDC) system is disabled and the VDC lightminate while the HDC system applies the brakes illuminates when the E-Lock system is ON.to control vehicle speed. See “Electronic locking rear differential (E-Lock)If the accelerator or brake pedal is depressed system” in the “Starting and Driving” section forwhile the HDC system is on, the system will stop further explanation and system limitations.operating temporarily. As soon as the acceleratoror brake pedal is released, the HDC system WARNINGbegins to function again if the HDC operating LIC0729 ● Never leave the E-Lock system ONconditions are fulfilled. The Electronic Locking Rear Differential (E-Lock) when driving on paved or hard-surfacedThe HDC indicator light blinks if the switch is on roads. Turning the vehicle may result in system can help provide added traction if theand all conditions for system activation are not the rear wheels slipping and result in an vehicle is stuck or becoming stuck.met or if the system becomes disengaged for any accident and personal injury. After us-reason. To activate the system: ing the E-Lock system to free the ve- hicle, turn the system OFF.To turn off the HDC system, push the switch to ● the 4WD switch must be in the 4LO positionthe OFF position. (4-wheel drive vehicles),For additional information, see “Hill descent con- ● the vehicle must be stopped or moving at 4trol (HDC) system on indicator light” earlier in this mph (7 km/h) or less, andsection and “Hill descent control (HDC) system”in the “Starting and driving” section of this ● the E-Lock system switch must be turnedmanual. ON. When the E-Lock switch is initially turned ON, the indicator light will flash until the system en- gages. However, if all operation conditions listed2-32 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 117. CLUTCH INTERLOCK (clutch start) SWITCH (if so equipped)● Use the electronic locking rear differen- To use the clutch interlock switch: tial (E-Lock) system only when freeing a 1. Set the parking brake. stuck vehicle. Never use the E-Lock sys- tem on a slippery road surface such as 2. Depress the brake pedal with your right foot. snow or ice surface. Using the E-Lock 3. Place the gear shift lever in the 1 position to system when driving in these road con- move forward, or R to move backward. ditions may cause unexpected move- ment of the vehicle during engine brak- 4. Place your left foot on the brake pedal and ing, accelerating or turning, which may release the parking brake. result in an accident and serious per- 5. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position. sonal injury. 6. Press and release the clutch interlock CAUTION switch. The CANCEL light on the switch will illuminate.● After using the E-Lock system, turn the WIC0817 switch OFF to prevent possible damage 7. Turn the ignition to the START position to to driveline components from extended WARNING start the engine and, at the same time, de- use. press the accelerator pedal with your right Pay special attention to your surround- foot. As the vehicle begins to move, take● Do not drive over 12 MPH (20 km/h) ings when using the clutch interlock your left foot off the brake. Once the engine when the system is engaged. Doing so switch. The vehicle will move forward or has started, the clutch interlock switch could result in possible damage to the backward according to the gear selected. CANCEL light shuts off. Do not use the driveline. interlock switch to start the engine under The clutch interlock (clutch start) switch allows for starting the engine without depressing the normal driving conditions. clutch pedal. This features helps you restart the engine if it stops under difficult conditions. (For example, the engine stops on a steep hill and a slight movement forward or backward might be dangerous.) Instruments and controls 2-33 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 118. POWER OUTLET ● Use power outlets with the engine run- ning to avoid discharging the vehicle battery. ● Avoid using power outlets when the air conditioner, headlights or rear window defroster is on. ● Before inserting or disconnecting a plug, be sure the electrical accessory being used is turned OFF. ● Push the plug in as far as it will go. If good contact is not made, the plug may overheat or the internal temperature LIC0760 LIC0761 fuse may open. Front row Center console ● When not in use, be sure to close theThe power outlets are for powering electrical cap. Do not allow water to contact the CAUTION outlet.accessories such as cellular telephones. ● The outlet and plug may be hot duringThe bottom power outlet located on instrument or immediately after use.panel is powered directly by the vehicle’s battery. ● Only certain power outlets are designedThe top power outlet located on the instrument for use with a cigarette lighter unit. Dopanel and the power outlet located inside the not use any other power outlet for ancenter console are powered only when the igni- accessory lighter. See your NISSANtion key is in the ACC or ON position. dealer for additional information.Open the cap to use a power outlet. ● Do not use with accessories that ex- ceed a 12 volt, 120W (10A) power draw. Do not use double adapters or more than one electrical accessory.2-34 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 119. STORAGE LIC0764 LIC0818 LIC0819 Top center tray AT model MT model (if so equipped)STORAGE TRAYS WARNINGDo not place sharp objects in the trays tohelp prevent injury in an accident or sud-den stop. Instruments and controls 2-35 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 120. LIC0823 MT model (if so equipped) LIC0821 LIC0820 2nd row under-seat storage bin 2nd row under-seat storage bin (King cab model) (Crew cab model)2-36 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 121. UNDER-SEAT STORAGE BINS ● Do not place sharp objects in the under- seat storage bins. Such objects may WARNING become dangerous projectiles and● Properly secure all cargo with ropes or cause injury when the vehicle is moving straps to help prevent it from sliding or or if the vehicle is involved in a collision. shifting. In a sudden stop or collision, To access the under-seat storage bins: unsecured cargo could cause personal injury. For King cab model, lift up the jump seat. Refer to “Jump seats” in the “Safety—Seats, seat belts● The cargo restrained in the under-seat and supplemental restraint system” section ear- storage bins must not exceed the lier in this manual. weight limits listed below or the bins may not stay secured. In a sudden stop For Crew cab model, lift up the rear bench seat. or collision, the unsecured bins could Refer to “Folding the rear bench seat” in the cause personal inury. “Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental re- LIC0822 King cab model: 16 lb (7.25 kg) straint system” section earlier in this manual. To remove the under-seat storage bins: Crew cab model Driver’s side: 16 lb (7.25 kg) 1. Remove the storage net. Passenger’s side: 25 lb (11.33 kg) 2. Remove the tray by lifting it out of the stor-● If the under-seat storage bins are re- age bin (King cab model). moved for any reason, they should be 3. Turn the knobs to the UNLOCK position ᭺. 2 securely stored to prevent them from causing injury to passengers or damage To install the under-seat storage bins: to the vehicle in case of sudden braking 1. Position the under-seat storage bin so the or an accident. holes line up with the holes in the floorboard. 2. Insert the knobs and turn them to the LOCK position ᭺. 1 Instruments and controls 2-37 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 122. LIC0766 LIC0768 WIC0673CONSOLE BOX GLOVE BOX SUNGLASSES HOLDER (if so To open the top portion of the glove box, push the equipped) WARNING latch ᭺ up and raise the lid. A To open the sunglasses holder, push and release.The center console box should not be To open the lower portion of the glove box, pullused while driving so full attention may be the handle ᭺ down and lower the lid. B WARNINGgiven to vehicle operation. ● The sunglasses holder should not bePull up on the lever ᭺ to open the console box lid 1 WARNING used while driving so full attention may᭺. 2 Keep glove box lid closed while driving to be given to vehicle operation. help prevent injury in an accident or a ● Keep the sunglasses holder closed sudden stop. while driving to prevent an accident.2-38 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 123. CAUTION● Do not use for anything other than sunglasses.● Do not leave sunglasses in the sun- glasses holder while parking in direct sunlight. The heat may damage the sunglasses. WIC0824 LIC0826 MAP POCKETS King cab model Instruments and controls 2-39 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 124. LIC0825 LIC0575 LIC0769 Crew cab model SEAT POCKETS (if so equipped) A pocket is located on the back of the driver’s seat. A small pocket is also located on the in- board side of the passenger’s seat.2-40 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 125. CAUTION ● Avoid abrupt starting and braking when the cup holder is being used to prevent spilling the drink. If the liquid is hot, it can scald you or your passenger. ● Use only soft cups in the cup holder. Hard objects can injure you in an accident. WIC0827 WIC0771 Front 2nd row (rear of front console)CUP HOLDERS To open the 2nd row cup holders (rear of the front console), lower the lid. To close, raise the lid.The front cup holders have adapters that can beremoved to accommodate larger cups. WARNINGThe cup holder should not be used whiledriving so full attention may be given tovehicle operation. Instruments and controls 2-41 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 126. LIC0784 WIC0828 Bottle holder (front row) Bottle holder (2nd row, Crew cab) CAUTION● Do not use bottle holder for any other objects that could be thrown about in the vehicle and possibly injure people during sudden braking or an accident.● Do not use bottle holder for open liquid containers.2-42 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 127. hicle loading information” in the “Technical and consumer information” section later in this manual. The front crossbar can be adjusted or removed. Use the Torxdriver provided in the tool kit to loosen both crossbar adjusting screws. To adjust: 1. Loosen the adjusting screws with the Torxdriver ᭺ by turning counterclockwise 1 ᭺. A 2. When the clamp is loosened, move the crossbar so the cargo can be positioned on the crossbar ᭺. B 3. Tighten the crossbar adjusting screws with the Torxdriver by turning clockwise. 4. Secure the cargo with rope. 5. Always check the tightness of the crossbar adjusting screws. To remove: WIC0857 1. Loosen the adjusting screws with theROOF RACK (if so equipped) Weight Ratings (GAWR front and rear). The Torxdriver ᭺ by turning counterclockwise 1 GVWR and GAWR are located on the SafetyAlways evenly distribute the cargo on the tubular Compliance Certification Label (located on the ᭺. Aroof rack. The maximum total load is 125 lb driver’s side door jamb pillar). For more informa- 2. Rotate the clamps ᭺. C(56 kg) evenly distributed. Be careful that your tion regarding GVWR and GAWR, refer to “Ve- 3. Remove the crossbar.vehicle does not exceed the Gross VehicleWeight Rating (GVWR) or the Gross Axle 4. Reverse to install. Instruments and controls 2-43 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 128. WINDOWS 5. Always check the tightness of the crossbar POWER WINDOWS (if so equipped) adjusting screws.If you hear wind noise coming from the roof rack WARNINGwhile driving, adjust the roof rack crossbar to the ● Make sure that all passengers haveneutral position, rearward of ⌬ on the side rails. their hands, etc. inside the vehicle while it is in motion and before closing the WARNING windows. Use the window lock switchProperly secure all cargo with ropes or to prevent unexpected use of the powerstraps to help prevent it from sliding or windows.shifting. In a sudden stop or collision, un- ● Do not leave children unattended insidesecured cargo could cause personal the vehicle. They could unknowingly ac-injury. tivate switches or controls and become trapped in a window. Unattended chil- CAUTION dren could become involved in serious LIC0785 accidents. 1. Window lock buttonUse care when placing or removing itemsfrom the roof rack. If you cannot comfort- The power windows operate when the ignition 2. Power door lock switchably lift the items onto the roof rack from switch is in the ON position, or for about 45 3. Front passenger side window switchthe ground, use a ladder or stool. seconds after the ignition switch is turned to the 4. Right rear passenger window switch OFF position. If the driver’s or passenger’s door (Crew Cab models only) is opened during this period of about 45 sec- 5. Left rear passenger window switch onds, power to the windows is canceled. (Crew Cab models only) 6. Driver side window switch Driver’s side power window switch The driver’s side control panel is equipped with switches to open or close the front and rear passenger windows.2-44 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 129. To open a window, push the switch and hold itdown. To close a window, pull the switch andhold it up. To stop the opening or closing functionat any time, simply release the switch. LIC0786 LIC0787 Front passenger power window switch Rear power window switch (Crew The passenger window switch operates only the Cab models only) corresponding passenger window. To open the The rear power window switches open or close window, push the switch and hold it down ᭺. To 1 only the corresponding passenger window. To close the window, pull the switch up ᭺. 2 open the window, push the switch and hold it down ᭺. To close the window, push the switch 1 up ᭺. 2 Locking passengers’ windows When the window lock button is depressed, only the driver side window can be opened or closed. Push it again to cancel the window lock function. Instruments and controls 2-45 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 130. LIC0410 WIC0263 WIC0856Automatic operation MANUAL WINDOWS REAR SLIDING WINDOW (if soTo fully open a window equipped with automatic The side windows can be opened or closed by equipped)operation, press the window switch down to the turning the hand crank on each door. Squeeze the handles of the lever ᭺, then slide 1second detent and release it; it need not be held. the window open ᭺. 2The window automatically opens all the way. Tostop the window, lift the switch up while thewindow is opening.2-46 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 131. SUNROOF (if so equipped) To open or close the sunroof part way, push the Auto reverse function (when closing or switch in any direction while the sunroof is sliding tilting down the sunroof) to stop it in the desired position. The auto reverse function can be activated when Tilting the sunroof the sunroof is closed or tilted down by automatic operation when the ignition key is in the ON Close the sunroof by pushing the switch toward position or for about 45 seconds after the ignition UP/CLOSE ᭺. Release the switch, then push 2 key is turned to the OFF position. the UP/CLOSE switch again to tilt the sunroof up. Depending on the environment or driving To tilt the sunroof down, push the switch toward conditions, the auto reverse function may DOWN/OPEN ᭺. 1 be activated if an impact or load similar to something being caught in the sunroof oc- WARNING curs. LIC0788 ● In an accident you could be thrown from WARNINGAUTOMATIC SUNROOF the vehicle through an open sunroof. Always use seat belts and child There are some small distances immedi-The sunroof will only operate when the ignition restraints. ately before the closed position whichkey is in the ON position. The automatic sunroof cannot be detected. Make sure that all ● Do not allow anyone to stand up or passengers have their hands, etc., insideis operational for about 45 seconds, even if the extend any portion of their body out ofignition key is turned to the ACC or OFF position. the vehicle before closing the sunroof. the sunroof opening while the vehicle isIf the driver’s door or the front passenger’s door in motion or while the sunroof is When closing:is opened during this period of about 45 sec- closing.onds, power to the sunroof is canceled. If the control unit detects something caught in the sunroof as it moves to the front, the sunroof willSliding the sunroof CAUTION immediately open backward.To fully open the sunroof, push the switch toward ● Remove water drops, snow, ice or sand When tilting down:DOWN/OPEN ᭺. 1 from the sunroof before opening. If the control unit detects something caught in the ● Do not place heavy objects on the sun- sunroof as it tilts down, the sunroof will immedi-To fully close the sunroof, push the switch toward roof or surrounding area.UP/CLOSE ᭺. 2 ately tilt up. Instruments and controls 2-47 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 132. INTERIOR LIGHTSIf the auto reverse function malfunctions and re- If the sunroof does not closepeats opening or tilting up the sunroof, keeppushing the tilt down switch within 5 seconds Have your NISSAN dealer check and repair theafter it happens, then the sunroof will fully close sunroof.gradually. In this case, make sure nothing iscaught in the sunroof. WARNING● In an accident you could be thrown from the vehicle through an open sunroof. Always use seat belts and child restraints.● Do not allow anyone to stand up or extend any portion of their body out of LIC0789 the sunroof opening while the vehicle is Type A in motion or while the sunroof is closing. The interior lights have a three-position switch and operate regardless of ignition switch posi- CAUTION tion.● Remove water drops, snow, ice or sand When the switch is in the ON position ᭺, the 1 from the sunroof before opening. interior lights illuminate, regardless of door posi- tion. The lights will go off after about 30 minutes● Do not place heavy objects on the sun- roof or surrounding area. unless the ignition key is in the ACC or ON position.Sunshade When the switch is in the O position ᭺, the 2Open and close the sunshade by sliding it for- interior lights will stay on for about 30 secondsward or backward. when:2-48 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 133. CAUTION Do not use for extended periods of time with the engine stopped. This could result in a discharged battery. LIC0792 LIC0630 Type B Type C ● The doors are unlocked by the keyfob, a key ● The driver’s door is locked by the keyfob, a or the power door lock switch while all doors key, or the power door lock switch. are closed and the ignition switch is in the ● The ignition switch is turned ON. OFF position. The lights will turn off automatically after 30 min- ● The driver’s door is opened and then closed utes while doors are open to prevent the battery while the key is removed from the ignition from becoming discharged. switch. When the switch is in the OFF position ᭺, the 3 ● The key is removed from the ignition switch interior lights do not illuminate, regardless of door while all doors are closed. position.The lights will turn off while the 30 second timer isactivated when: Instruments and controls 2-49 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 134. PERSONAL LIGHTS (if so equipped) MAP LIGHTS (if so equipped) HOMELINKா UNIVERSAL TRANSCEIVER (if so equipped) The HomeLinkா Universal Transceiver provides a convenient way to consolidate the functions of up to three individual hand-held transmitters into one built-in device. HomeLinkா Universal Transceiver: ● Will operate most Radio Frequency (RF) devices such as garage doors, gates, home and office lighting, entry door locks and se- curity systems. ● Is powered by your vehicle’s battery. No separate batteries are required. If the vehi- cle’s battery is discharged or is discon- LIC0790 LIC0791 nected, HomeLinkா will retain all program- ming.To turn the personal lights on, press the switches. To turn the map lights on, press the switches. ToTo turn them off, press the switches again. turn them off, press the switches again. Once the HomeLinkா Universal Transceiver is programmed, retain the original trans- CAUTION CAUTION mitter for future programming procedures (Example: new vehicle purchases). UponDo not use for extended periods of time Do not use for extended periods of time sale of the vehicle, the programmedwith the engine stopped. This could result with the engine stopped. This could result HomeLinkா Universal Transceiver buttonsin a discharged battery. in a discharged battery. should be erased for security purposes. For additional information refer to “Program- ming HomeLinkா” later in this section.2-50 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 135. WARNING● Do not use the HomeLinkா Universal Transceiver with any garage door opener that lacks safety stop and re- verse features as required by federal safety standards. (These standards be- came effective for opener models manufactured after April 1, 1982). A ga- rage door opener which cannot detect an object in the path of a closing garage door and then automatically stop and reverse, does not meet current federal safety standards. Using a garage door opener without these features in- LIC0526 LIC0527 creases the risk of serious injury or death. PROGRAMMING HOMELINKா 3. Using both hands, simultaneously press and hold both the HomeLinkா button you want to● During the programming procedure 1. To begin, press and hold the two outer program and the hand-held transmitter but- your garage door or security gate will HomeLinkா buttons (to clear the memory) ton. open and close (if the transmitter is until the indicator light ᭺ blinks (after 20 1 within range). Make sure that people or seconds). Release both buttons. DO NOT release the buttons until step 4 has objects are clear of the garage door, 2. Position the end of the hand-held transmitter been completed. gate, etc. that you are programming. 1 - 3 inches (26 - 76 mm) away from the● Your vehicle’s engine should be turned HomeLinkா surface. off while programming the HomeLinkா Universal Transceiver. Instruments and controls 2-51 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 136. 4. Hold down both buttons until the indicator NOTE: PROGRAMMING HOMELINKா FOR light on the HomeLinkா flashes, changing CANADIAN CUSTOMERS Once you have pressed and released the from a “slow blink” to a “rapidly flashing program button on the garage door open- blink”. This could take up to 90 seconds. Prior to 1992, D.O.C. regulations required hand- er’s motor and the “training light” is lit, you held transmitters to stop transmitting after 2 sec- When the indicator light flashes rapidly, both have 30 seconds in which to perform step 7. buttons may be released. The rapidly flash- onds. To program your hand-held transmitter to Use the help of a second person for conve- HomeLinkா, continue to press and hold the ing light indicates successful programming. nience to assist when performing this step. To activate the garage door or other pro- HomeLinkா button (note steps 2 - 4 under “Pro- 7. Within 30 seconds of pressing and releas- gramming HomeLinkா”) while you press and re- grammed device, press and hold the pro- ing the garage door opener program button, press (“cycle”) your hand-held transmitters every grammed HomeLinkா button — releasing quickly and firmly press and release the 2 seconds until the indicator light flashes rapidly when the device begins to activate. (indicating successful programming). HomeLinkா button you’ve just programmed. 5. If the indicator light on the HomeLinkா blinks Press and release the HomeLinkா button up rapidly for 2 seconds and then turns solid, to 3 times to complete the training. NOTE: HomeLinkா has picked up a “rolling code” 8. Your HomeLinkா button should now be pro- When programming a garage door opener, garage door opener signal. You will need to grammed. (To program the remaining etc., it is advised to unplug the device dur- proceed with the next steps to train the HomeLinkா buttons for additional door or ing the “cycling” process to prevent pos- HomeLinkா to complete the programming gate openers, follow steps 2-8 only.) sible damage to the garage door opener which may require a ladder and another per- components. son for convenience. NOTE: OPERATING THE HOMELINKா 6. Press and release the “smart” or “learn” pro- Do not repeat step 1 unless you want to UNIVERSAL TRANSCEIVER gram button located on the garage door “clear” all previously programmed opener’s motor to activate the “training HomeLinkா buttons. The HomeLinkா Universal Transceiver (once pro- mode”. This button is usually located near grammed) may now be used to activate the ga- If you have any questions or are having difficulty rage door, etc. To operate, simply press the ap- the antenna wire that hangs down from the programming your HomeLinkா buttons, refer to motor. If the wire originates from under a propriate programmed HomeLinkா Universal the HomeLinkா web site at: www.homelink.com Transceiver button. The red indicator light will light lens, you will need to remove the lens to or call 1-800-355-3515. illuminate while the signal is being transmitted. access the program button.2-52 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 137. PROGRAMMING TROUBLE- CLEARING THE PROGRAMMED The HomeLinkா Universal Transceiver button hasDIAGNOSIS INFORMATION now been reprogrammed. The new device can be activated by pushing the HomeLinkா buttonIf the HomeLinkா does not quickly learn the hand- Individual buttons cannot be cleared. However, that was just programmed. This procedure willheld transmitter information: to clear all programming, press and hold the two not affect any other programmed HomeLinkா outside buttons and release when the indicator buttons. ● replace the hand-held transmitter batteries light begins to flash (approximately 20 seconds). with new batteries. IF YOUR VEHICLE IS STOLEN ● position the hand-held transmitter with its REPROGRAMMING A SINGLE If your vehicle is stolen, you should change the battery area facing away from the HOMELINKா BUTTON codes of any non-rolling code device that has HomeLinkா surface. To reprogram a HomeLinkா Universal Transceiver been programmed into HomeLinkா. Consult the ● press and hold both the HomeLinkா and button, complete the following. Owner’s Manual of each device or call the manu- hand-held transmitter buttons without inter- facturer or dealer of those devices for additional 1. Press and hold the desired HomeLinkா but- information. ruption. ton. Do not release the button until step 4 ● position the hand-held transmitter 1 - 3 has been completed. When your vehicle is recovered, you will inches (26 - 76 mm) away from the need to reprogram the HomeLinkா Univer- 2. When the indicator light begins to flash sal Transceiver with your new transmitter HomeLinkா surface. Hold the transmitter in slowly (after 20 seconds), position the that position for up to 15 seconds. If information. hand-held transmitter 1 - 3 inches (26 - 76 HomeLinkா is not programmed within that mm) away from the HomeLinkா surface. FCC Notice: time, try holding the transmitter in another position – keeping the indicator light in view 3. Press and hold the hand-held transmitter This device complies with FCC rules part at all times. button. 15. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may notIf you continue to have programming difficulties, 4. The HomeLinkா indicator light will flash, first cause harmful interference and (2) This de-please contact the NISSAN Consumer Affairs slowly and then rapidly. When the indicator vice must accept any interference that mayDepartment. The phone numbers are located in light begins to flash rapidly, release both be received, including interference thatthe Foreword of this manual. buttons. may cause undesired operation. Instruments and controls 2-53 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 138. This transmitter has been tested and com-plies with FCC and DOC/MDC rules.Changes or modifications not expressly ap-proved by the party responsible for compli-ance could void the user’s authority to op-erate the device.DOC: ISTC 1763K1313FCC I.D. CV2V676902-54 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 139. 3 Pre-driving checks and adjustmentsKeys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2 Fuel filler lid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10 Nissan vehicle immobilizer system (NVIS) Fuel filler cap. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10 keys (if so equipped). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2 Steering wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-11Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3 Tilt operation (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-11 Locking with key. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3 Sun visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-11 Locking with inside lock knob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4 Vanity mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12 Locking with power door lock switch Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12 (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4 Inside mirror (if so equipped). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12 Rear doors (King Cab models) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5 Automatic anti-glare inside mirror Child safety rear door lock (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13 (Crew Cab models only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6 Outside mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13Remote keyless entry system (if so equipped). . . . . . . . . 3-6 Truck box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-14 How to use remote keyless entry system . . . . . . . . . . 3-7 Tailgate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-14Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9 Tie down hooks (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-16 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 140. KEYS A key number is only necessary when you have previously registered into the NISSAN Vehicle lost all keys and do not have one to duplicate Immobilizer System. After the registration pro- from. If you still have a key, your NISSAN dealer cess, these components will only recognize keys can duplicate it. coded into the NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer Sys- tem (NVIS) during registration. Any key that is not NISSAN VEHICLE IMMOBILIZER given to your dealer at the time of registration will SYSTEM (NVIS) KEYS (if so no longer be able to start your vehicle. equipped) Do not allow the immobilizer system key, which contains an electrical transponder, to come into You can only drive your vehicle using the master contact with salt water. This could affect system or valet keys which are registered to the NISSAN function. Vehicle Immobilizer System components in your vehicle. These keys have a transponder chip in the key head. WPD0128 The master key can be used for all the locks.1. Two master keys (black) with transpon- der chip (if so equipped) and chrome The valet key cannot be used for the tailgate lock. NISSAN brand symbol on one side To protect belongings when you leave a key with2. Valet key (black) with transponder chip someone, give them the valet key only. (if so equipped) Never leave these keys in the vehicle.3. Key number plate Additional or replacement keys:4. Transponder chip (if so equipped)A key number plate is supplied with your keys. If you still have a key, the key number is notRecord the key number and keep it in a safe place necessary when you need extra NISSAN Vehicle(such as your wallet), not in the vehicle. If you lose Immobilizer System keys. Your dealer can dupli-your keys, see a NISSAN dealer for duplicates by cate your existing key. As many as five NVIS keys can be used with one vehicle. You should bring allusing the key number. NISSAN does not record NVIS keys that you have to your NISSAN dealerkey numbers so it is very important to keep track for registration. This is because the registrationof your key number plate. process will erase the memory of all key codes3-2 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 141. DOORS WARNING● Always have the doors locked while driving. Along with the use of seat belts, this provides greater safety in the event of an accident by helping to prevent persons from being thrown from the vehicle. This also helps keep children and others from unintentionally open- ing the doors, and will help keep out intruders.● Before opening any door, always look for and avoid oncoming traffic.● Do not leave children unattended inside WPD0311 LPD0240 the vehicle. They could unknowingly ac- Driver’s side tivate switches or controls. Unattended Power (if so equipped) children could become involved in seri- LOCKING WITH KEY The power door lock system allows you to lock or ous accidents. Manual unlock all doors at the same time. To lock a door, turn the key toward the front of the Turning the key toward the front ᭺ of the vehicle 1 vehicle ᭺. To unlock, turn the key toward the rear 1 locks all doors. ᭺. 4 Turning the key one time toward the rear ᭺ of the 2 vehicle unlocks that door. From that position, returning the key to neutral ᭺ (where the key can 3 only be removed and inserted) and turning it toward the rear again within 5 seconds unlocks all doors ᭺. 4 Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-3 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 142. Lockout protection When the power door lock switch (driver’s or front passenger’s side) is moved to the lock position with the key in the ignition and any door open, all doors will lock and unlock automatically. This helps to prevent the keys from being acci- dently locked inside the vehicle. LPD0298 LPD0183 Inside lock Door lock switchLOCKING WITH INSIDE LOCK LOCKING WITH POWER DOORKNOB LOCK SWITCH (if so equipped)To lock the door without the key, move the inside To lock all the doors without a key, push the doorlock knob to the lock position ᭺, then close the 1 lock switch (driver’s or front passenger’s side) todoor. the lock position ᭺. When locking the door this 1To unlock the door without the key, move the way, be certain not to leave the key inside theinside lock knob to the unlock position ᭺. 2 vehicle. To unlock all the doors without a key, push the door lock switch (driver’s or front passenger’s side) to the unlock position ᭺. 23-4 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 143. LPD0278 LPD0312 WPD0313REAR DOORS (King Cab models) 2. From the outside, pull the door handle ᭺ A 3. Open the door to the desired position. toward you.1. Open the driver’s or passenger’s door. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-5 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 144. REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM (if so equipped) It is possible to lock/unlock all doors, turn the ● Do not strike the keyfob sharply against interior lights on, and activate the panic alarm by another object. using the keyfob from outside the vehicle. ● Do not place the keyfob for an extended Be sure to remove the key from the vehicle period in an area where temperatures before locking the doors. exceed 140°F (60°C). The keyfob can operate at a distance of approxi- If a keyfob is lost or stolen, NISSAN rec- mately 33 ft (10 m) from the vehicle. The effective ommends erasing the ID code of that key- distance depends on the conditions around the fob. This will prevent the keyfob from un- vehicle. authorized use to unlock the vehicle. For information regarding the erasing proce- As many as 5 keyfobs can be used with one dure, please contact a NISSAN dealer. vehicle. For information concerning the purchase and use of additional keyfobs, contact a NISSAN WPD0314 dealer.CHILD SAFETY REAR DOOR LOCK The keyfob will not function when:(Crew Cab models only) ● the battery is dischargedChild safety locks help prevent the rear doors ● the distance between the vehicle and thefrom being opened accidentally, especially when keyfob is over 33 ft (10 m)small children are in the vehicle. The panic alarm will not activate when theThe child safety lock levers are located on the key is in the ignition switch.edge of the rear doors.When the lever is in the lock position, the CAUTIONdoor can be opened only from the outside. Listed below are conditions or occur- rences which will damage the keyfob: ● Do not allow the keyfob to become wet. ● Do not drop the keyfob.3-6 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 145. flash twice and the horn beeps once as a reminder that the doors are already locked. ● If a door is open and you push the button, the doors will lock but the horn will not beep and the hazard lights will not flash. The horn may or may not beep. Refer to “Silenc- ing the horn beep feature” later in this section for details. LPD0209 LPD0210HOW TO USE REMOTE KEYLESS Unlocking doorsENTRY SYSTEM Push the button on the keyfob once.Locking doors ● Only the driver’s door unlocks. 1. Close all windows. ● The hazard warning lights flash once if all doors are completely closed with the ignition 2. Remove the key from the ignition switch. key in any position except the ON position. 3. Close the hood and all doors. ● The interior lights illuminate for 30 seconds 4. Push the button on the keyfob. All when the interior light switch is in the normal the doors lock. The hazard warning lights operation position. flash twice and the horn beeps once to indicate all doors are locked. ● When the button is pushed with all doors locked, the hazard warning lights Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-7 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 146. Push the button on the keyfob again within5 seconds. ● All doors unlock. ● The hazard warning lights flash once if all doors are completely closed.The interior lights can be turned off without wait-ing 30 seconds by inserting the key into theignition and turning to the ON or START position,locking the doors with the keyfob or pushing theinterior light switch to the OFF position.Auto relockWhen the button on the keyfob is pushed, LPD0211 LPD0262all doors will lock automatically within 1 minuteunless one of the following operations is per- Using the panic alarm Silencing the horn beep featureformed: If you are near your vehicle and feel threatened, If desired, the horn beep feature can be deacti- ● Any door is opened. you may activate the panic alarm to call attention vated using the keyfob. by pushing and holding the button on the ● A key is inserted into the ignition switch and keyfob for longer than 0.5 second. To deactivate: Press and hold the the key is turned from OFF to ON. and buttons for at least 2 seconds. The panic alarm and headlights will stay on for 25 seconds. The hazard warning lights will flash three times to confirm that the horn beep feature has been The panic alarm stops when: deactivated. ● it has run for 25 seconds, or To activate: Press and hold the ● any button is pushed on the keyfob. and buttons for at least 2 seconds once more.3-8 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 147. HOODThe hazard warning lights will flash once and the WARNINGhorn will sound once to confirm that the hornbeep feature has been reactivated. ● Make sure the hood is completely closed and latched before driving. Fail-Deactivating the horn beep feature does not si- ure to do so could cause the hood to flylence the horn if the alarm is triggered. open and result in an accident.Using the interior lights ● If you see steam or smoke coming fromPush the button on the keyfob once to turn the engine compartment, to avoid injuryon the interior lights. do not open the hood.The interior lights can be turned off without wait-ing 30 seconds by inserting the key into theignition, locking the doors with the keyfob orpushing the interior light switch to the off posi-tion. LPD0302 ᭺ 1 Pull the hood lock release handle located below the driver side instrument panel. The hood will spring up slightly. ᭺ 2 Push the lever at the front of the hood to the side as illustrated with your fingertips and raise the hood. ᭺ 3 Insert the support rod into the slot on the underside of the hood. When closing the hood, lower it slowly and make sure it locks into place. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-9 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 148. FUEL FILLER LID WARNING ● Do not fill a portable fuel container in the vehicle or trailer. Static electricity ● Gasoline is extremely flammable and can cause an explosion of flammable highly explosive under certain condi- liquid, vapor or gas in any vehicle or tions. You could be burned or seriously trailer. To reduce the risk of serious injured if it is misused or mishandled. injury or death when filling portable fuel Always stop the engine and do not containers: smoke or allow open flames or sparks near the vehicle when refueling. – Always place the container on the ground when filling. ● Fuel may be under pressure. Turn the cap a third of a turn, and wait for any – Do not use electronic devices when “hissing” sound to stop to prevent fuel filling. from spraying out and possibly causing – Keep the pump nozzle in contact with personal injury. Then remove the cap. the container while you are filling it. LPD0253 ● Do not attempt to top off the fuel tank – Use only approved portable fuel con-FUEL FILLER CAP after the fuel pump nozzle shuts off tainers for flammable liquid.The fuel filler cap is a ratcheting type. Turn the automatically. Continued refueling may cause fuel overflow, resulting in fuelcap counterclockwise to remove. To tighten, turn CAUTION spray and possibly a fire.the cap clockwise until ratcheting clicks are ● Use only an original equipment type ● If fuel is spilled on the vehicle body,heard. fuel filler cap as a replacement. It has a flush it away with water to avoid paintPut the fuel filler cap on the cap holder ᭺ while 1 built-in safety valve needed for proper damage.refueling. operation of the fuel system and emis- sion control system. An incorrect cap can result in a serious malfunction and possible injury. It could also cause the malfunction indicator lamp to come on. ● Never pour fuel into the throttle body to attempt to start your vehicle.3-10 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 149. STEERING WHEEL SUN VISORS● Tighten until the fuel filler cap clicks. Failure to tighten the fuel filler cap properly may cause the mal- function indicator lamp (MIL) to illumi- nate. If the lamp illuminates be- cause the fuel filler cap is loose or missing, tighten or install the cap and continue to drive the vehicle. The lamp should turn off after a few driving trips. If the lamp does not turn off after a few driving trips, have the vehicle inspected by a LPD0304 NISSAN dealer. TILT OPERATION (if so equipped)● For additional information, see the “Malfunction indicator lamp (MIL)” in Pull the lock lever forward and hold it to adjust the the “Instruments and Controls” section steering wheel up or down to the desired posi- earlier in this manual. tion. Release the lock lever to lock the steering wheel in place. WPD0315 WARNING Do not adjust the steering wheel while ᭺1 To block glare from the front, swing down the main sun visor. driving. You could lose control of your vehicle and cause an accident. ᭺ 2 To block glare from the side, remove the main sun visor from the center mount and swing the visor to the side. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-11 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 150. MIRRORS᭺3 Slide the extension sun visor in or out as needed. CAUTION● Do not store the sun visor before return- ing the extension to its original position.● Store the main sun visor after storing the extension sun visor.● Do not pull the extension sun visor forc- edly downward. WPD0307 WPD0126 VANITY MIRRORS INSIDE MIRROR (if so equipped) To access the vanity mirror, pull the sun visor The night position ᭺ reduces glare from the 1 down and flip open the mirror cover. Some vanity headlights of vehicles behind you at night. mirrors are illuminated and turn on when the Use the day position ᭺ when driving in daylight 2 mirror cover is open. hours. WARNING Use the night position only when neces- sary, because it reduces rear view clarity.3-12 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 151. Transceiver” in the “Instrument and controls” sec- tion of this manual. OUTSIDE MIRRORS WARNING ● Objects viewed in the outside mirror on the passenger side are closer than they appear. Be careful when moving to the right. Using only this mirror could cause an accident. Use the inside mirror or glance over your shoulder to properly judge distances to other objects. LPD0258 ● Do not adjust the mirrors while driving. LPD0237 You could lose control of your vehicleAUTOMATIC ANTI-GLARE INSIDE and cause an accident. Electric control type (if so equipped)MIRROR (if so equipped) The outside mirror remote control will operateThe inside mirror is designed so that it automati- only when the ignition switch is in the ACC or ONcally changes reflection according to the intensity position.of the headlights of the vehicle following you. Move the small switch ᭺ to select the right or left 1 mirror. Adjust each mirror to the desired positionWhen the switch is in the ON position, the using the large switch ᭺.2indicator light ᭺ will illuminate and excessive 1glare from the headlights of the vehicle behindyou will be reduced. When the switch on theinside mirror is in the OFF position, the insidemirror will operate normally.For information on HomeLinkா Universal Trans-ceiver operation, see the “HomeLinkா Universal Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-13 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 152. TRUCK BOX WPD0170 LPD0259 LPD0270Manual control type Foldable outside mirrors TAILGATEThe outside mirror can be moved in any direction Pull the outside mirror toward the door to fold it. Opening the tailgatefor a better rear view. Pull the tailgate handle upward and lower theHeated mirrors (if so equipped) tailgate. The support cables hold the tailgateSome outside mirrors can be heated to defrost, open.defog, or de-ice for improved visibility. For addi- When closing the tailgate, make sure the latchestional information, see “Rear window and outside are securely locked.mirror (if so equipped) defroster switch” in the“Instrument and controls” section of this manual. Do not drive the vehicle with the tailgate down, unless equipped with NISSAN’s Bed Extender (accessory) or equivalent in the extended position.3-14 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 153. For proper truck box loading see “Vehicle loading 2. Hold the tailgate at a 45 degree angle.information” in the “Technical and consumer in- 3. Pull the tailgate out from the right side hinge.formation” section of this manual. 4. Slide the tailgate out of the left side hinge. WARNING Installing the tailgate● It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area inside a vehicle. In a colli- 1. Insert the tailgate into the left side hinge. sion, people riding in these areas are 2. Hold the tailgate at a 45 degree angle and more likely to be seriously injured or insert into the right side hinge. killed. 3. Continue to hold the tailgate at a 45 degree● Do not allow people to ride in any area angle and attach the tailgate support cables. of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat belts. 4. Close the tailgate securely.● Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a LPD0271 seat and using a seat belt properly. Removing the tailgate 1. Release the tailgate support cables. CAUTION ● The tailgate is heavy. Two people should remove or install it. Be careful not to drop it during removal. ● After releasing the support cables, do not let the tailgate rest on the bumper. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-15 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 154. WARNING ● Properly secure all cargo with ropes or straps to help prevent it from sliding or shifting. In a sudden stop or collision, unsecured cargo could cause personal injury. LPD0272 LTI0102Locking the tailgate TIE DOWN HOOKS (if so equipped)To lock the tailgate, turn the key toward the pas- For your convenience, tie down hooks are placedsenger side of the vehicle ᭺. To unlock, turn the 1 at each corner of the truck box. These may bekey toward the driver side ᭺. 2 used to help secure cargo loaded into the truck box. ● The weight of the cargo load must be evenly distributed over both the front and the rear axles. ● All cargo should be securely fastened with ropes or straps to prevent it from shifting or sliding within the vehicle.3-16 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 155. 4 Heater, air conditioner and audiosystemsVentilators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2 Satellite radio reception (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . 4-10Heater and air conditioner (manual). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2 Audio operation precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-11 Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3 FM-AM radio with compact disc (CD) player Heater operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4 (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-16 Air conditioner operation (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . 4-5 FM-AM-SAT radio with compact disc (CD) Airflow charts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6 changer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-20Servicing air conditioner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-9 CD care and cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-25Audio system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-10 Steering wheel switch for audio control Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-10 (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-26 FM radio reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-10 Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-27 AM radio reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-10 Car phone or CB radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-27 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 156. VENTILATORS HEATER AND AIR CONDITIONER (manual) WARNING ● The air conditioner cooling function op- erates only when the engine is running. ● Do not leave children or adults who would normally require the assistance of others alone in your vehicle. Pets should also not be left alone. They could accidentally injure themselves or others through inadvertent operation of the vehicle. Also, on hot, sunny days, temperatures in a closed vehicle could quickly become high enough to cause severe or possibly fatal injuries to LHA0534 people or animals.Adjust air flow direction for the driver’s and pas- ● Do not use the recirculation mode forsenger’s side windows᭺, driver and passen- 1 long periods as it may cause the interiorger᭺, or center᭺ ventilators by moving the 2 3 air to become stale and the windows toventilator slide and/or ventilator assemblies. fog up. ● Positioning of the heater and/or air conditioner controls should not be done while driving so full attention may be given to vehicle operation.4-2 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 157. — Air flows from defroster outlets and the front and rear floor outlets. — Air flows mainly from defroster outlets. The air flow control dial also has intermediate positions which allow the air flow to be distrib- uted between 2 of the icon positions on the air flow control dial. Temperature control dial The temperature control dial allows you to adjust the temperature of the outlet air. To lower the LHA0489 temperature, turn the dial to the left. To increase1. Fan control dial Air flow control dial the temperature, turn the dial to the right.2. Temperature control dial3. Air flow control dial The air flow control dial allows you to select the Air recirculation button air flow outlets.4. Air conditioner button (if so equipped) ON position (Indicator light on):5. Rear window defrost button (if so MAX — Air flows from center and side Interior air is recirculated inside the vehicle. equipped) A/C vents with maximum cooling (air conditioning). Push the button to the on position when:6. Air recirculation button (if so equipped) — Air flows from center and side ● driving on a dusty road.CONTROLS ventilators. ● to prevent traffic fumes from entering pas-Fan control dial — Air flows from center and side senger compartment. ventilators and the front and rearThe fan control dial turns the fan on and off, and ● for maximum cooling when using the air con- floor outlets.controls fan speed. ditioner. — Air flows mainly from the front and rear floor outlets. Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-3 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 158. OFF position (Indicator light off): 2. Turn the air flow control dial to the 3. Turn the temperature control dial to the de-Outside air is drawn into the passenger compart- position. sired position between the middle and thement and distributed through the selected outlet. hot position. 3. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi-Use the off position for normal heater or air con- tion. ● To quickly remove ice or fog from the win-ditioner operation. dows, turn the fan control dial to 4 and the 4. Turn the temperature control dial to the de- temperature control lever to the full HOT Air conditioner button (if so sired position between the middle and the position. equipped) hot position. ● When the position is selected, the airThe button is provided only on vehicles equipped Ventilation conditioner automatically turns on (however,with an air conditioner. This mode directs outside air to the side and the indicator light will not illuminate) if theStart the engine, turn the fan control dial to the center ventilators. outside temperature is more than 36°Fdesired (1 - 4) position and push the (2°C). The air conditioning system will con- 1. Push the button to the off position. tinue to operate until the fan control dial isbutton to turn on the air conditioner. The indicatorlight comes on when the air conditioner is oper- 2. Turn the air flow control dial to the turned to OFF or the vehicle is shut off, evenating. To turn off the air conditioner, push position. if the air flow control dial is turned to athe button again. position other than the position. This 3. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi- dehumidifies the air which helps defog theThe air conditioner cooling function oper- tion. windshield. The mode automaticallyates only when the engine is running. 4. Turn the temperature control dial to the de- turns off, allowing outside air to be drawn sired position. into the passenger compartment to furtherHEATER OPERATION improve the defogging performance. Defrosting or defoggingHeating Bi-level heating This mode directs the air to the defrost outlets toThis mode is used to direct heated air to the foot defrost/defog the windows. This mode directs cooler air from the side andoutlets. Some air also flows from the defrost center vents and warmer air from the floor outlets.outlets. 1. Turn the air flow control dial to the When the temperature control dial is moved to position. 1. Push the button to the off position for the full hot or full cool position, the air between normal heating. 2. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi- the vents and the floor outlets is the same tem- tion. perature.4-4 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 159. 1. Push the button (if so equipped) to position other than the position. This 3. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi- the off position. dehumidifies the air which helps defog the tion. windshield. The mode (if so 2. Turn the air flow control dial to the 4. Push the button. The indicator light equipped) automatically turns off, allowing position. comes on. outside air to be drawn into the passenger 3. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi- compartment to further improve the defog- 5. Turn the temperature control dial to the de- tion. ging performance. sired position. 4. Turn the temperature control dial to the de- Operating tips ● For quick cooling when the outside tem- sired position. perature is high, push the button to Clear snow and ice from the wiper blades the on position (indicator light on). Be sureHeating and defogging and air inlet in front of the windshield. This to return the button to the off position improves heater operation. for normal cooling.This mode heats the interior and defogs the wind-shield. AIR CONDITIONER OPERATION (if Dehumidified heating 1. Turn the air flow control dial to the so equipped) position. This mode is used to heat and dehumidify the air. Start the engine, turn the fan control dial to the 2. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi- desired (1 - 4) position, and push in the 1. Push the button to the off position. tion. button to activate the air conditioner. When the 2. Turn the air flow control dial to the 3. Turn the temperature control dial to the de- air conditioner is on, cooling and dehumidifying position. sired position between the middle and the functions are added to the heater operation. 3. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi- hot position. The air conditioner cooling function oper- tion. ● When the position is selected, the air ates only when the engine is running. 4. Push the button. The indicator light conditioner automatically turns on (however, Cooling comes on. the indicator light will not illuminate) if the outside temperature is more than 36°F This mode is used to cool and dehumidify the air. (2°C). The air conditioning system will con- 1. Push the button to the off position. tinue to operate until the fan control dial is turned to OFF or the vehicle is shut off, even 2. Turn the air flow control dial to the if the air flow control dial is turned to a position. Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-5 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 160. 5. Turn the temperature control dial to the de- 4. Turn the temperature control dial to the de- AIRFLOW CHARTS sired position. sired position. The following charts show the button and dialDehumidified defogging Operating tips positions for MAXIMUM AND QUICK heating, cooling or defrosting. For additional informationThis mode is used to defog the windows and ● Keep the windows closed while the air con- on heating and cooling see “Heater and air con-dehumidify the air. ditioner is in operation. ditioner later in this section”. The air recircula- 1. Turn the air flow control dial to the ● After parking in the sun, drive for 2 or 3 tion ( ) button should always be in the position. minutes with the windows open to vent hot OFF position for heating and defrosting. air from the passenger compartment. Then, 2. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi- close the windows. This allows the air con- tion. ditioner to cool the interior more quickly. 3. Push the button. The indicator light ● The air conditioning system should be comes on. operated for approximately 10 minutes at least once a month. This helps pre-When the , or positions in between vent damage to the system due to lackare selected, the air conditioner automatically of lubrication.turns on (however, the indicator light will notilluminate) if the outside temperature is more than ● If the engine coolant temperature36°F (2°C). The air conditioning system will con- gauge indicates engine coolant tem-tinue to operate until the fan control dial is turned perature over the normal range, turnto OFF or the vehicle is shut off, even if the air flow the air conditioner off. See “If your vehicle overheats” in the “In case ofcontrol dial is turned to a position other than emergency” section of this manual.the position. This dehumidifies the airwhich helps defog the windshield. Themode automatically turns off, allowing outside airto be drawn into the passenger compartment tofurther improve the defogging performance.4-6 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 161. LHA0529 LHA0530 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-7 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 162. LHA0531 LHA05324-8 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 163. SERVICING AIR CONDITIONER The air conditioner system in your NISSAN ve- hicle is charged with a refrigerant designed with the environment in mind. This refrigerant does not harm the earth’s ozone layer. Special charging equipment and lubricant is re- quired when servicing your NISSAN air condi- tioner. Using improper refrigerants or lubricants will cause severe damage to your air conditioner system. See “Air conditioner system refrigerant and lubricant recommendations” in the “Techni- cal and consumer information” section of this manual. A NISSAN dealer is able to service your “environ- mentally friendly” air conditioning system. WARNING The air conditioner system contains re- frigerant under high pressure. To avoid personal injury, any air conditioner ser- vice should be done only by an experi- enced technician with proper equipment.LHA0533 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-9 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 164. AUDIO SYSTEMRADIO Reception conditions will constantly change be- Multipath reception: Because of the reflective cause of vehicle movement. Buildings, terrain, characteristics of FM signals, direct and reflectedTurn the ignition key to the ACC or ON position signal distance and interference from other ve- signals reach the receiver at the same time. Theand press the PWR (power)/VOL (volume) knob hicles can work against ideal reception. De- signals may cancel each other, resulting in mo-to turn the radio on. If you listen to the radio with scribed below are some of the factors that can mentary flutter or loss of sound.the engine not running, the key should be turned affect your radio reception.to the ACC position. AM RADIO RECEPTION FM RADIO RECEPTIONRadio reception is affected by station signal AM signals, because of their low frequency, canstrength, distance from radio transmitter, build- Range: FM range is normally limited to 25 - 30 bend around objects and skip along the ground.ings, bridges, mountains and other external influ- miles (40 - 48 km), with monaural (single chan- In addition, the signals can be bounced off theences. Intermittent changes in reception quality nel) FM having slightly more range than stereo ionosphere and bent back to earth. Because ofnormally are caused by these external influences. FM. External influences may sometimes interfere these characteristics, AM signals are also sub- with FM station reception even if the FM station is ject to interference as they travel from transmitterUsing a cellular phone in or near the ve- within 25 miles (40 km). The strength of the FM to receiver.hicle may influence radio reception quality. signal is directly related to the distance between Fading: Occurs while the vehicle is passingRadio reception the transmitter and receiver. FM signals follow a through freeway underpasses or in areas with line-of-sight path, exhibiting many of the sameYour NISSAN radio system is equipped with many tall buildings. It can also occur for several characteristics as light. For example they willstate-of-the-art electronic circuits to enhance ra- seconds during ionospheric turbulence even in reflect off objects.dio reception. These circuits are designed to areas where no obstacles exist.extend reception range, and to enhance the qual- Fade and drift: As your vehicle moves away from Static: Caused by thunderstorms, electricality of that reception. a station transmitter, the signals will tend to fade power lines, electric signs and even traffic lights. and/or drift.However there are some general characteristics Static and flutter: During signal interference from SATELLITE RADIO RECEPTION (if soof both FM and AM radio signals that can affectradio reception quality in a moving vehicle, even buildings, large hills or due to antenna position equipped)when the finest equipment is used. These char- (usually in conjunction with increased distance When the satellite radio is first installed or theacteristics are completely normal in a given re- from the station transmitter) static or flutter can battery has been replaced, the satellite radio mayception area, and do not indicate any malfunction be heard. This can be reduced by adjusting the not work properly. This is not a malfunction. Waitin your NISSAN radio system. treble control to reduce treble response. more than 10 minutes with satellite radio ON and4-10 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 165. the vehicle outside of any metal or large building ● During cold weather or rainy days, thefor satellite radio to receive all of the necessary player may malfunction due to the hu-data. midity. If this occurs, remove the CDNo satellite radio reception is available and “NO and dehumidify or ventilate the playerSAT” is displayed when the SAT band option is completely.selected unless optional satellite receiver and ● The player may skip while driving onantenna are installed and an XMா or SIRIUS™ rough roads.satellite radio service subscription is active. ● The CD player sometimes cannot func-Satellite radio performance may be affected if tion when the compartment tempera-cargo carried on the roof blocks the satellite radio ture is extremely high. Decrease thesignal. temperature before use.If possible, do not put cargo over the satelliteantenna. ● Do not expose the CD to direct sun- light. ● CDs that are in poor condition or are dirty, scratched or covered with finger- prints may not work properly. ● The following CDs may not work prop- erly: ● Copy control compact discs (CCCD) LHA0099 ● Recordable compact discs (CD-R) AUDIO OPERATION PRECAUTIONS ● Rewritable compact discs (CD-RW) Compact disc (CD) player ● Do not use the following CDs as they ● Only use high quality 4.7 inches (12 cm) may cause the CD player to malfunc- round discs that have the “COMPACT tion: disc DIGITAL AUDIO” logo on the disc or packaging. ● 3.1 in (8 cm) discs with an adapter Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-11 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 166. ● CDs that are not round Compact Disc with MP3 or WMA ● Sampling frequency — Sampling frequency is the rate at which the samples of a signal ● CDs with a paper label Terms: are converted from analog to digital (A/D ● CDs that are warped, scratched, or ● MP3 — MP3 is short for Moving Pictures conversion) per second. have abnormal edges Experts Group Audio Layer 3. MP3 is the ● ID3 tag — The ID3 tag is the part of the ● CDs with MP3 or WMA format cannot most well-known compressed digital audio encoded MP3 or WMA file that contains be written by this audio system. file format. This format allows for near “CD information about the digital musicfile such quality” sound, but at a fraction of the size of as song title, artist, album title, encoding bit ● If the CD cannot be played, one of the normal audio files. MP3 conversion of an rate, track time duration, etc. ID3 tag infor- following messages will be displayed. audio track from CD-ROM can reduce the mation is displayed on the file size by approximately a 10:1 ratio with Album/Artist/Track title line on the display. CHECK DISC: virtually no perceptible loss in quality. MP3 *Windowsா and Windows Mediaா are either reg- ● Confirm that the CD is inserted cor- compression removes the redundant and istered trademarks and trademarks of Microsoft rectly (the label side is facing up, irrelevant parts of a sound signal that the Corporation in the United States and/or other etc.). human ear doesn’t hear. countries. ● Confirm that the CD is not bent or ● WMA — Windows Media Audio (WMA) is a warped and it is free of scratches. compressed audio format created by Mi- PUSH EJECT: crosoft as an alternative to MP3. The WMA codec offers greater file compression than This is an error due to excessive tem- the MP3 codec, enabling storage of more perature inside the player. Remove the digital audio tracks in the same amount of CD by pushing the EJECT button. After space when compared to MP3s at the same a short time, reinsert the CD. The CD level of quality. can be played when the temperature of the player returns to normal. ● Bit rate — Bit rate denotes the number of bits per second used by a digital music file. UNPLAYABLE: The size and quality of a compressed digital The file is unplayable in this audio sys- audio file is determined by the bit rate used tem (only MP3 CD). when encoding the file.4-12 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 167. Playback order: Playback order of the CD with compressed files (MP3/WMA) is as illustrated above. ● The names of folders not containing MP3/WMA files are not shown in the dis- play. ● If there is a file in the top level of the disc, “ROOT” is displayed. ● The playback order is the order in which the files were written by the writing software. Therefore, the files might not play in the desired order.WHA0541 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-13 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 168. Specification chart: Supported media CD, CD-R, CD-RW ISO9660 LEVEL1, ISO9660 LEVEL2, Supported file systems Romeo, Joliet * ISO9660 Level 3 (packet writing) is not supported. Version MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG2.5 MP3 Sampling frequency 8 kHz - 48 kHz Bit rate 8 kbps - 320 kbps, VBR Supported versions* WMA Version WMA7, WMA8, WMA9 Sampling frequency 32 kHz - 48 kHz Bit rate 48 kbps - 192 kbps, VBR ID3 tag VER1.0, VER1.1, VER2.2, Tag information VER2.3 (MP3 only) Folder levels: 8, Max folders: 255 (in- Folder levels cluding root folder), Files: 512 Text character number limitation 31 characters 01: ASCII, 02: ISO-8859-1, 03: UNI- CODE (UTF-16 BOM Big Endian), 04: UNICODE (UTF-16 Non-BOM Displayable character codes Big Endian), 05: (UTF-8), 06: UNI- CODE (Non-UTF-16 BOM Little En- dian)*Files created with a combination of 48 kHz sampling frequency and 64 kbps bit rate cannot be played.4-14 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 169. Troubleshooting guide: Symptom Cause and Countermeasure Check if the disc was inserted correctly. Check if the disc is scratched or dirty. Check if there is condensation inside the player. If there is, wait until the condensa- tion is gone (about 1 hour) before using the player.Cannot play If there is a temperature increase error, the CD player will play correctly after it re- turns to the normal temperature. Files with extensions other than “.MP3”, “.WMA”, “.mp3” or “.wma” cannot be played. In addition, the character codes and number of characters for folder names and file names should be in compliance with the specifications. Check if the disc is scratched or dirty.Poor sound quality Bit rate may be too low. If there are many folders or file levels on the MP3/WMA disc, or if it is a multises-It takes a relatively long time before the musicstarts playing. sion disc, some time may be required before the musicstarts playing. The writing software and hardware combination might not match, or the writingMusic cuts off or skips speed, writing depth, writing width, etc., might not match the specifications. Try using the slowest writing speed.Skipping with high bit rate files Skipping may occur with large quantities of data, such as for high bit rate data. When a non-MP3/WMA file has been given an extension of “.MP3”, “.WMA”,Moves immediately to the next song when playing “.mp3” or “.wma”, or when play is prohibited by copyright protection, there will be approximately 5 seconds of no sound and then the player will skip to the next song. The playback order is the order in which the files were written by the writingSongs do not play back in the desired order software. Therefore, the files might not play in the desired order. Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-15 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 170. 1. PRESET ABC button 2. Display 3. CD button 4. CD eject button 5. CD insert slot 6. MENU button 7. AUDIO button 8. Station select buttons 9. SEEK/TRACK button 10. PWR/VOL control knob 11. BAND select button FM-AM RADIO WITH COMPACT DISC (CD) PLAYER (if so equipped) PWR/VOL control knob Turn the ignition key to the ACC or ON position, then push the PWR/VOL control knob. If you listen to the radio with the engine not running, turn the key to the ACC position. The mode (radio or CD) that was playing immediately before the system was turned off resumes playing. When no CD is loaded, the radio comes on. Pushing the PWR/VOL control knob again turns the system off. Turn the PWR/VOL control knob to the right to increase volume or to the left to decrease volume. LHA01174-16 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 171. times for BAL (balance). Once the audio level is FM-AM radio operation set the display will return back to radio or CD display mode after 7 seconds or the AUDIO FM-AM band select button can be pressed again within 7 seconds to Push the button to change from AM to FM set the next audio level. Pressing the AUDIO reception. button a fifth time will return the display back to radio or CD display mode. The FM stereo indicator, ST, illuminates during FM stereo reception. When the stereo broadcast Fader adjusts the sound level between the front signal is weak, the radio automatically changes and rear speakers, balance adjusts the sound from stereo to monaural reception. level between the right and left speakers. SEEK/manual/SCAN Clock set tuning 1. Press and hold the MENU button until it When the button is pushed while the radio beeps (longer than 2 seconds). is playing, tuning mode is cycled between: 2. The hours will start flashing. Press SEEK tuning → manual tuning → SCAN mode SEEK/TRACK ( or ) to adjust the hours. “TUNE” and “SCAN” are shown in the display for each mode. No icon is displayed for SEEK mode. 3. Press the MENU button until the radio beeps to switch to the minute adjustment. WARNING 4. The minutes will start flashing. Press The radio should not be tuned while driv- LHA0118 SEEK/TRACK ( or ) to adjust the min- ing so full attention may be given to ve-Adjusting tone quality and speaker balance utes. hicle operation.To adjust the audio levels for bass, treble, fader, 5. Press the MENU button again to exit the SEEK tuningand balance, push the AUDIO button and adjust clock set mode. Push the SEEK/TRACK tuning button (the level with the SEEK/TRACK button. Press the The display will return to the regular clock display or ) for less than 1.5 seconds. SEEK tuningAUDIO button once for BASS (bass), twice for after 7 seconds, or you may press the MENU begins from low to high frequencies or high toTREB (treble), 3 times for FAD (fader) and 4 button again to return to the regular clock display. low frequencies, depending on which button is Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-17 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 172. pressed, and stops at the next broadcasting sta- Press the PRESET ABC button to change be-tion. If using the button, once the highest tween the presets:broadcasting station is reached, the radio contin-ues in the SEEK mode at the lowest broadcasting A→B→Cstation. If using the button, once the lowest The radio displays icon A, B or C to indicatebroadcasting station is reached, the radio contin- which set of presets is active.ues in the SEEK mode at the highest broadcast-ing station. To store a radio station in a preset:Manual tuning 1. Select the desired preset by pressing PRE- SET ABC.Use the and buttons for manualtuning. To move quickly through the channels, 2. Tune to the desired station.hold either of the tuning buttons down. 3. Press the desired station select button forSCAN tuning more than 3 seconds. For example, in the illustrations, ch2 is to be memorized. ThePush and hold the SEEK/TRACK tuning button radio mutes when the select button is( or ) for more than 1.5 seconds. pushed.SCAN illuminates in the display window, and the 4. When the indicator illuminates in the displayradio station blinks. SCAN tuning begins from and the sound resumes, memorizing is com-low to high frequencies or high to low frequen- plete.cies, depending on which button is pressed.SCAN tuning stops at each broadcasting station 5. Other station select buttons can be set infor 5 seconds. When scanning, SCAN is solid the same manner. LHA0119and the radio station blinks. When temporarily Station memory operations If the battery cable is disconnected, or if the radiostopped on a station, SCAN blinks and the sta- fuse opens, the radio memory is canceled. In thattion display is solid. Pushing the button again Each preset mode (A, B or C) has 6 presets, case, reset the desired stations.during this 5 second period stops SCAN tuning capable of storing any combination of AM and FMand the radio remains tuned to that station. Compact disc (CD) player operation stations. Turn the ignition key to the ACC or ON position, and carefully insert the compact disc into the slot4-18 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 173. with the label side up. The compact disc is auto- When the button is pushed and released, the Blank (no symbol): All selections are playedmatically pulled into the slot and starts to play. selection being played returns to the beginning. repeatedly in sequence. Push the button several times to skip back When a new compact disc is inserted, theIf the radio is already operating, it automatically several selections. Each time the button is play pattern automatically changes to ALL.turns off and the compact disc begins to play. pushed, the CD moves back 1 selection. CD EJECT button CAUTION If the play pattern is in MIX mode when theDo not force a compact disc into the CD or button is pushed the next selection will be When the button is pushed with a com-insert slot. This could damage the CD chosen at random. pact disc loaded, the compact disc ejects.and/or CD changer/player. FF (Fast Forward)/REV (Reverse) When the button is pushed while the com- pact disc is playing, the compact disc ejects and CD button When the or button is pushed and held the system turns off. while the compact disc is playing, the compactWhen the CD button is pushed with a compact disc plays at an increased speed while fast for- DISC indicator lightdisc loaded and the radio playing, the radio turns warding or rewinding. When the button is re-off and the compact disc starts to play. This light comes on when a compact disc leased, the compact disc returns to normal play is loaded into the player. Track up/down, FF/REV speed. (rewind) buttons MENUTrack up/down When the button is pushed while the com-When the button is pushed and released pact disc is playing, the play pattern changes aswhile the compact disc is playing, the selection follows:following the present one starts to play from the RPT: The current selection is repeated.beginning. Push the button several times toskip several selections. Each time the button is MIX: Selections are played at random, not fol-pushed, the CD advances 1 additional selection. lowing the sequence on the compact disc. TheThe number appears in the display window. same program may be repeated twice. If the(When the last selection on the compact disc is button is pushed in the MIX mode, selections willskipped, the first selection is played.) be chosen at random. Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-19 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 174. 13. PWR/VOL control knob 14. Station preset buttons 15. TUNE button *No satellite radio reception is available when the RADIO button is pressed to access satellite radio stations unless optional satellite receiver and antenna are installed (retrofit unavailable without factory satellite radio pre-wiring), and an XMா or SIRIUS™ satellite radio ser- vice subscription is active. FM-AM-SAT RADIO WITH COMPACT DISC (CD) CHANGER Audio main operation POWER/VOLUME control: Turn the ignition key to ACC or ON, and then push the POWER/VOLUME control knob while LHA0535 the system is off to call up the mode (radio or CD) which was playing immediately before the system1. PRESET ABC button 7. SCAN RPT was turned off.2. Display screen 8. DISP button3. CLOCK button 9. CAT FOLDER To turn the system off, press the4. SEEK/TRACK button 10. CD Load button POWER/VOLUME control knob.5. CD 11. CD insert slot Turn the POWER/VOLUME control knob to ad-6. RADIO button 12. CD eject button just the volume.4-20 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 175. This vehicle may be equipped with speed sensi- Clock set To change the default display mode push thetive control volume (SSV) for audio. The audio tune knob to display mode and rotate the knob to 1. Press the CLOCK button until it beepsvolume changes as the driving speed changes. select the following display mode: Disc title ←→ (>1.5 seconds). Track title ←→ Track number.AUDIO knob (BASS, MIDRANGE, TREBLE, 2. The hours will start flashing. Press CATFADE, BALANCE and SSV if so equipped): Once the display mode is selected press the tune FOLDER ( or ) or SEEK TRACK knob to store your selection. If the tuning knob isPress the AUDIO knob to change the mode as ( or ) to adjust the hours. not pressed after 8 seconds the display will re-follows: 3. Press the CLOCK button again to switch to fresh with the last selected display mode setting.BASS → MID → TREBLE → FADE → BALANCE the minute adjustment. ● Track title mode displays the title of the se-→ SSV (if so equipped) 4. Press CAT FOLDER ( or ) or lected CD track.To adjust Bass, Mid (Midrange), Treble, Fade and SEEK-TRACK ( or ) to adjust ● Disk title mode displays the title of the CDBalance, press the AUDIO knob until the desired the minutes. being played.mode appears in the display. Turn the Tuning 5. Press the CLOCK button again to exit theknob to adjust Bass and Treble to the desired ● Track number mode displays the number clock set mode.level. You can also use the Tuning knob to adjust selected disc and the track that is currentlyFader and Balance modes. Fader adjusts the The display will return to the regular clock display being played on the disk.sound level between the front and rear speakers after 7 seconds, or you may press the CLOCK MP3 Display modeand Balance adjusts the sound between the right button again to return to the regular clock display.and left speakers. To change the text displayed when listening to an DISP (display) button: MP3 with MP3 text (when CD with text is beingTo change the SSV mode to OFF, LOW, MID or This DISP (display) button will show text about used), press the DISP button. The DISP buttonHIGH, turn the Tuning knob to the right or left. MP3, SAT or CD information in the audio display. will scroll through the CD text as follows: DiscOnce you have adjusted the sound quality to the title ←→ Track title ←→ Folder title. CD display modedesired level, press the AUDIO knob repeatedly To change the default display mode push theuntil the radio or CD display reappears. Other- To change the text displayed while playing a CD tune knob to display mode and rotate the knob towise, the radio or CD display will automatically with text, press the DISP button . The DISP select the following display mode: Folder numberreappear after about 10 seconds. button will allow you to scroll through CD text as ←→ Track title ←→ Folder title ←→ Disc title follows: Disc title ←→ Track title. ←→ Disc number. Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-21 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 176. Once a display mode is selected press the tune tuning knob is not pressed after 8 seconds the No satellite radio reception is available when theknob again to store the setting. display will refresh with the last selected display RADIO button is pressed to access satellite radio mode setting. stations unless optional satellite receiver and an- ● Folder number mode displays the folder tenna are installed (retrofit unavailable without number and the file number of the folder ● Channel number mode displays the channel factory satellite radio pre-wiring), and an XMா or currently being played. number of the selected satellite radio sta- SIRIUS™ satellite radio service subscription is tion. ● Disc number mode displays the number se- active. If satellite radio is not operational then the lected disc and the track that is currently ● Channel name mode displays the channel RADIO button is used to toggle between AM and being played. name of the selected satellite radio station. FM bands. ● Track title modes displays the ID3 track title ● Name mode displays the name of the artist, If a compact disc is playing when the RADIO of the MP3 file. host or weather condition of the selected button is pushed, the compact disc will automati- ● Disc title mode displays the ID3 disc title of satellite radio station. cally be turned off and the last radio station the MP3 file. played will come on. ● Title mode displays the song title, show ● Folder title mode displays the folder name name, or temperature of the selected satel- The FM stereo indicator ST will glow during FM given to the MP3 folder. lite radio station. stereo reception. When the stereo broadcast signal is weak, the radio will automatically changeDisplay satellite radio display mode (if so FM/AM/SAT radio operation from stereo to monaural reception.equipped) FM/AM/SAT band select: CAT FOLDER (Tuning):To change the text displayed when listening tosatellite radio (if so equipped) press the DISP Pushing the RADIO button will change the bandbutton. The DISP button will scroll through the as follows: WARNINGbroadcasted information as follows: Name ←→ The radio should not be tuned while driv- AM ←→ FM1 or SAT (Satellite, if so equipped)Title ←→ Current display mode. ing so full attention may be given to ve- When the RADIO button is pushed while the hicle operation.To change the default display mode push the ignition switch is in the ACC or ON position, thetune knob to display mode and rotate the knob to To manually tune the radio, push the CAT radio will come on at the station last played.select the following display modes: Channel FOLDER tune button ( or ) or turnnumber ←→ Channel name ←→ Name ←→ The last station played will also come on when the tuning knob to right or left.Title. Once the display mode is selected press the POWER/VOLUME control knob is de-the tune knob again to store the setting. If the pressed to ON.4-22 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 177. To move quickly through the channels, hold either 1. Choose preset channel A, B or C using the ● Station name, such as “The Groove”.the or button down for more than preset select button. ● Music or programming type such as “Clas-1.5 seconds. sical”, “Country”, or “Rock”. 2. Select the desired FM, AM or SAT station SEEK tuning: band. ● Traffic reports about delays or construction.Push the SEEK/TRACK button ( or ) 3. Tune to the desired station using manual, If the station broadcasts RDS information, thefor less than 1.5 seconds to tune from high to low SEEK or SCAN tuning. Push and hold any of RDS icon is displayed.or low to high frequencies and stop at the next the desired station memory buttons (1 - 6) Program type (PTY):broadcasting station. until a beep sound is heard. PTY can be used to search for a certain programTo seek quickly through the channels, press and 4. The channel indicator will then come on and type. Certain areas have a limited number ofhold the SEEK/TRACK button for more than 1.5 the sound will resume. Memorizing is now stations that transmit RDS. Many stations trans-seconds. When the button is released the radio complete. mit call letters and frequencies only.will seek to the next broadcasting station. 5. Other buttons can be set in the same man- Searching or scanning by program type may yieldSCAN RPT tuning: ner. a limited number of selections.Push the SCAN RPT button for more than 1.5 If the battery cable is disconnected, or if the fuse When the DISP button is pressed during FM orseconds to stop at each broadcasting station blows, the radio memory will be canceled. In that SAT (if so equipped) mode, the PTY name of the(AM, FM or SAT if so equipped) for 5 seconds. case, reset the desired stations. current tuned station is displayed. During thisPushing the button again during this 5 second time if the PTY data code is zero or the data is Radio data system (RDS):period will stop SCAN tuning and the radio will unreadable, the display will show NONE.remain tuned to that station. If the SCAN RPT RDS stands for Radio Data System, and is a databutton is not pushed within 5 seconds, SCAN information service transmitted by some radio To change the PTY:tuning moves to the next station. stations on the FM band (not AM band) and/or 1. Press the CAT FOLDER tune button. SAT radio encoded within a regular radio broad-PRESET A-B-C (Station memory opera- 2. Press the CAT FOLDER tune ( cast. Currently, most RDS stations are in largetions): or ) up/down button to chose a spe- cities, but many stations are now considering cific program type.18 stations can be set for the FM, AM and SAT broadcasting RDS data.(Satellite-if so equipped) radio to the A, B and C ROCK, CLASSIC ROCK, SOFT ROCK, RDS can display:preset button in any combination of FM, AM or TOP 40, COUNTRY, JAZZ, CLASSICAL,SAT stations. ● Station call sign, such as “WHFR 98.3”. OLDIES, NEWS, SPORTS, TALK, ANY Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-23 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 178. SEEK TRACK tuning: If the system has been turned off while the com- play while rewinding or fast forwarding . When pact disc was playing, pushing the the button is released, the compact disc will 3. After selecting a program type, push the POWER/VOLUME control knob will start the return to normal play speed. SEEK TRACK button ( or ) for compact disc. less than 1.5 seconds within 10 seconds. SEEK/TRACK: Tuning to the PTY station will start. If you do LOAD button: not push the SEEK button within the 10 When the button is pushed for less than 1.5 To insert a CD in the CD changer, push the load seconds while a compact disc is playing, the second period, the PTY mode will be can- button for less than 1.5 seconds. Select track being played returns to its beginning. Push celed. the loading slot by pushing the CD insert select several times to skip back through tracks. TheCompact disc (CD) changer operation button (1 - 6), then insert the CD. compact disc will go back the number of times To insert 6 CDs to the CD changer, push the load the button is pushed. CAUTION button for more than 1.5 seconds. When the button is pushed for less than 1.5● Do not force a compact disc into the CD The slot numbers (1 - 6) will illuminate on the seconds while the compact disc is playing, the insert slot. This could damage the CD next track will start to play from its beginning. display when CDs are loaded into the changer. and/or CD changer/player. Push several times to skip through tracks. The● Trying to load a CD with the CD door CD button: compact disc will advance the number of times closed could damage the CD and/or CD When the CD button is pushed with the system the button is pushed. (When the last track on the changer. off and the compact disc loaded, the system will compact disc is skipped through, the first track turn on and the compact disc will start to play. will be played.)Turn the ignition key to the ACC or ON positionand insert the compact disc into the slot with the When the CD button is pushed with the compact When the or button is pushed forlabel side facing up. The compact disc will be disc loaded with the radio playing, the radio will more than 1.5 seconds while a CD is playing, theguided automatically into the slot and start play- automatically be turned off and the compact disc CD plays at an increased speed while fast for-ing. To insert the disc, first push the LOAD button. will start to play. warding or rewinding through the existing track being played. When the button is released theIf the radio is already operating, it will automati- SEEK TRACK REW (Re- CD returns to normal play speed.cally turn off and the compact disc will play. wind), FF (Fast Forward): CD select buttons: When the SEEK TRACK (rewind) or (fast forward) button is pushed while a To play another CD that has been loaded, push a compact disc is playing, the compact disc will CD select button (1 - 6).4-24 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 179. SCAN/RPT: All discs:When the SCAN/RPT play button is pushed ● Press and hold the button for morewhile the compact disc is played, the play pattern than 1.5 seconds. The compact discs will becan be changed as follows: ejected one by one. If a disc is not removed within 15 seconds, or the button isALL DISC RPT → 1 DISC RPT→ 1 TRACK RPT pressed again during the eject sequence,→ ALL DISC RDM → 1 DISC RDM → ALL DISC the entire disc eject sequence will be can-RPT celed.ALL DISC RPT: All discs loaded will be repeated. When this button is pushed while the compact1 DISC RPT: The disc that is currently playing will disc is being played, the compact disc will ejectbe repeated. and the last source will be played.1 TRACK RPT: The track that is currently playingwill be repeated CD IN indicator:ALL DISC RDM: Tracks from all discs will be The slot numbers (1 - 6) will illuminate if CDs LHA0049played randomly have been loaded into the changer.1 DISC RDM: Tracks from the disc that is cur- CD CARE AND CLEANINGrently playing will be played randomly ● Handle a CD by its edges. Do not bend the CD EJECT: disc. Never touch the surface of the disc.Current disc: ● Always place the discs in the storage case when they are not being used. ● Press the slot number (1 - 6) for the desired disc, then press the button. The com- ● To clean a disc, wipe the surface from the pact disc will be ejected. If the disc is not center to the outer edge using a clean, soft removed within 15 seconds, the disc will cloth. Do not wipe the disc using a circular reload (except 3.1 in [8 cm] diameter com- motion. pact discs). ● Do not use a conventional record cleaner or alcohol intended for industrial use. Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-25 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 180. ● A new disc may be rough on the inner and MODE select switch outer edges. Remove the rough edges by rubbing the inner and outer edges with the Push the mode select switch to change the mode side of a pen or pencil as illustrated. in the following sequence: PRESET A, PRESET B or PRESET C radio stations, CD and DVD (if so equipped). Volume control switch Push the volume control switch up or down to increase or decrease the volume. Tuning Memory change (radio): LHA0269 Push the tuning switch ( or ) for less 1. Volume control switch than 1.5 seconds to change the radio frequency. 2. MODE select switch Seek tuning (radio): 3. POWER on/off switch 4. Tuning switch Push the tuning switch ( or ) for more than 1.5 seconds to seek the next or previ- STEERING WHEEL SWITCH FOR ous radio station. AUDIO CONTROL (if so equipped) FF, REW: The audio system can be operated using the controls on the steering wheel. Push the tuning switch ( or ) for less 1.5 seconds to return to the beginning of the POWER on/off switch present program or skip to the next program. Push several times to skip back or skip through With the ignition key turned to the ACC or ON programs. position, push the POWER switch to turn the audio system on or off. To stop the FF or REW function, press the or button for less than 1.5 seconds again.4-26 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 181. CAR PHONE OR CB RADIOWhen playing a CD in the CD changer (if so When installing a CB, ham radio or car phone in ● Keep the antenna wire more than 8 inequipped), push the tuning switch ( your NISSAN, be sure to observe the following (20 cm) away from the electronic con-or ) for more than 1.5 seconds to change cautions, otherwise the new equipment may ad- trol system harnesses. Do not route thebetween discs when multiple CDs are loaded. versely affect the engine control system and antenna wire next to any harness. other electronic parts.ANTENNA ● Adjust the antenna standing-wave ratio as recommended by the manufacturer.The antenna cannot be shortened, but can be WARNINGremoved. When you need to remove the antenna, ● Connect the ground wire from the CB ● A cellular telephone should not be usedturn the antenna rod counterclockwise. radio chassis to the body. while driving so full attention may beTo install the antenna rod, turn the antenna clock- given to vehicle operation. Some juris- ● For details, consult a NISSAN dealer.wise. Tighten the antenna rod to specification dictions prohibit the use of cellular tele-using a suitable tool such as an open-end phones while driving. CAUTIONwrench. The antenna rod tightening specification ● If you must make a call while your ve- Do not ground electrical accessories di-is 3.4 - 3.6 N·m (30 - 32 in-lb). Do not use pliers hicle is in motion, the hands free cellu- rectly to the battery terminal. Doing so,to tighten the antenna as they can leave marks on lar phone operational mode (if so will bypass the variable voltage controlthe antenna surface. The antenna rod cannot be equipped) is highly recommended. Ex- system and the vehicle battery may nothand tightened to the proper specification. ercise extreme caution at all times so charge completely. Refer to “Variable full attention may be given to vehicle voltage control system” in the “Mainte- CAUTION operation. nance and do-it-yourself” section later inAlways properly tighten the antenna rod ● If a conversation in a moving vehicle this manual.during installation or the antenna rod may requires you to take notes, pull off thebreak during vehicle operation. Use electrical accessories with the engine road to a safe location and stop your running to avoid discharging the vehicle vehicle before doing so. battery. CAUTION ● Keep the antenna as far away as pos- sible from the electronic control modules. Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-27 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
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  • 183. 5 Starting and drivingPrecautions when starting and driving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2 Using four wheel drive (4WD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-19 Exhaust gas (carbon monoxide) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2 Transfer case shifting procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-19 Three-way catalyst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2 Electronic locking rear differential (E-Lock) system Low tire pressure warning system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3 (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-24 On-pavement and off-road driving precautions . . . . . . 5-4 Parking/parking on hills. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-26 Avoiding collision and rollover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5 Power steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-27 Drinking alcohol/drugs and driving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5 Brake system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-28 Driving safety precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5 Brake precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-28Ignition switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7 Anti-lock brake system (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-28 Automatic transmission. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7 Active brake limited slip (ABLS) system Manual transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-8 (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-30 Key positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-8 Vehicle dynamic control (VDC) system Nissan vehicle immobilizer system (NVIS) . . . . . . . . . 5-9 (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-30Before starting the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9 Hill descent control (HDC) system (if so equipped). . . 5-31Starting the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9 Hill start assist (HSA) system (if so equipped) . . . . . . . 5-32Driving the vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-10 Cold weather driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-33 Automatic transmission. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-10 Freeing a frozen door lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-33 Manual transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-14 Anti-freeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-33Parking brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-16 Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-33Cruise control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-17 Draining of coolant water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-33 Precautions on cruise control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-17 Tire equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-33 Cruise control operations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-17 Special winter equipment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-34Break-in schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-18 Driving on snow or ice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-34Increasing fuel economy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-19 Engine block heater (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-34 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 184. PRECAUTIONS WHEN STARTINGAND DRIVING WARNING ● If you suspect that exhaust fumes are ● The exhaust system and body should be entering the vehicle, drive with all win- inspected by a qualified mechanic● Do not leave children or adults who dows fully open, and have the vehicle whenever: would normally require the assistance inspected immediately. of others alone in your vehicle. Pets a. The vehicle is raised for service. should also not be left alone. They ● Do not run the engine in closed spaces b. You suspect that exhaust fumes are could accidentally injure themselves or such as a garage. entering into the passenger others through inadvertent operation of ● Do not park the vehicle with the engine compartment. the vehicle. Also, on hot, sunny days, running for any extended length of time. temperatures in a closed vehicle could c. You notice a change in the sound of quickly become high enough to cause ● Keep the back door and rear windows the exhaust system. severe or possibly fatal injuries to closed while driving, otherwise exhaust d. You have had an accident involving people or animals. gases could be drawn into the passen- damage to the exhaust system, un- ger compartment. If you must drive with● Properly secure all cargo with ropes or derbody, or rear of the vehicle. the back door or rear windows open, straps to help prevent it from sliding or follow these precautions: shifting. Do not place cargo higher than THREE-WAY CATALYST the seatbacks. In a sudden stop or col- 1. Open all the windows. The three-way catalyst is an emission control lision, unsecured cargo could cause 2. Set the air recirculation but- device installed in the exhaust system. Exhaust personal injury. ton (if so equipped) to off and the fan gases in the three-way catalyst are burned at control dial to 4 (high) to circulate high temperatures to help reduce pollutants.EXHAUST GAS (carbon monoxide) the air. ● If electrical wiring or other cable con- WARNING WARNING nections must pass to a trailer through ● The exhaust gas and the exhaust sys-● Do not breathe exhaust gases; they the seal on the back door or the body, tem are very hot. Keep people, animals contain colorless and odorless carbon follow the manufacturer’s recommen- or flammable materials away from the monoxide. Carbon monoxide is danger- dation to prevent carbon monoxide en- exhaust system components. ous. It can cause unconsciousness or try into the vehicle. death.5-2 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 185. ● Do not stop or park the vehicle over LOW TIRE PRESSURE WARNING Frequently check the tire pressure information flammable materials such as dry grass, SYSTEM display on the display screen (if so equipped) and waste paper or rags. They may ignite adjust pressure of each tire properly. (The order This vehicle is equipped with the low tire pres- of the tire pressure figures displayed on the and cause a fire. sure warning system. It monitors tire pressure of screen does not correspond with the actual order all tires except the spare. When the tire pressure of the tire position.) See “Tire pressure informa- CAUTION monitoring system warning light it lit, one or more tion” in the “Display screen, heater, air condi-● Do not use leaded gasoline. Deposits of your tires is significantly under-inflated. If tioner and audio systems” section for tire pres- from leaded gasoline will seriously re- equipped, the system also displays pressure of sure monitor. If you select the tire pressure duce the three-way catalyst’s ability to all tires (except the spare tire) on the display screen by sending a signal from a sensor that is information in the display (if so equipped), the help reduce exhaust pollutants. FLAT TIRE warning message will be displayed. installed in each wheel.● Keep your engine tuned up. Malfunc- tions in the ignition, fuel injection, or The low tire pressure warning system will activate Low tire pressure warning electrical systems can cause overrich only when the vehicle is driven at speeds above If the vehicle is being driven with low tire pressure fuel flow into the three-way catalyst, 20 MPH (32 km/h). Also, this system may not (lower than 28 psi, 193 kPa), the low tire pres- causing it to overheat. Do not keep driv- detect a sudden drop in tire pressure (for ex- ample a flat tire while driving). sure warning light comes on and the chime ing if the engine misfires, or if notice- sounds for about 10 seconds. able loss of performance or other un- Tire pressure rises and falls depending on the usual operating conditions are heat caused by the vehicle’s operation and the For additional information regarding the above detected. Have the vehicle inspected outside temperature. Low outside temperature warning, see “Warning/indicator lights and au- promptly by a NISSAN dealer. can lower the temperature of the air inside the tire dible reminders” in the “Instruments and con-● Avoid driving with an extremely low fuel which can cause a lower tire inflation pressure. trols” section. level. Running out of fuel could cause This may cause the low tire pressure warning the engine to misfire, damaging the light to illuminate. three-way catalyst. If the warning light illuminates in low ambient● Do not race the engine while warming it temperature as described above, check the tire up. pressure for all four tires. Adjust the tire pressure to the recommended COLD tire pressure shown● Do not push or tow your vehicle to start on the Tire and Loading Information label to turn the engine. the low tire pressure warning light OFF. Starting and driving 5-3 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 186. WARNING CAUTION ON-PAVEMENT AND OFF-ROAD DRIVING PRECAUTIONS● If the low tire pressure warning light Do not place metalized film or any metal flashes while driving, avoid sudden parts (antenna, etc.) on the windows. This Utility vehicles have a significantly higher steering maneuvers or abrupt braking, may cause poor reception of the signals rollover rate than other types of vehicles. reduce vehicle speed, pull off the road from the tire pressure sensors, and the They have higher ground clearance than passen- to a safe location and stop the vehicle low tire pressure warning system will not ger cars to make them capable of performing in a as soon as possible. Serious vehicle function properly. variety of on-pavement and off-road applications. damage could occur and may lead to an FCC Notice: This gives them a higher center of gravity than accident and could result in serious ordinary cars. An advantage of higher ground personal injury. Check the tire pressure Changes or modifications not expressly ap- clearance is a better view of the road, allowing for all four tires. Adjust the tire pressure proved by the manufacturer compliance you to anticipate problems. However, they are not to the recommended COLD tire pres- could void the user’s authority to operate designed for cornering at the same speeds as sure shown on the tire placard to turn the equipment. conventional two-wheel drive vehicles any more the low tire pressure warning light OFF. This device complies with Part 15 of the than low-slung sports cars are designed to per- If you have a flat tire, replace it with a FCC Rules and RSS-210 of Industry form satisfactorily under off-road conditions. If at spare tire as soon as possible. (See Canada. all possible, avoid sharp turns at high speeds. As “Flat tire” in the “In case of emergency” with other vehicles of this type, failure to operate section for changing a flat tire.) Operation is subject to the following two this vehicle correctly may result in loss of control● When a spare tire is mounted or a wheel conditions: (1) This device may not cause or vehicle rollover. In a rollover crash, an unbelted is replaced, tire pressure will not be harmful interface, and (2) this device must person is significantly more likely to die than a indicated and the low tire pressure accept any interference received, including person wearing a seat belt. warning system will not function. Con- interference that may cause undesired op- tact your NISSAN dealer as soon as eration of the device. Be sure to read the driving safety precautions possible for tire replacement and/or later in this section. system resetting.● Do not inject any tire liquid or aerosol tire sealant into the tires, as this may cause a malfunction of the tire pressure sensors.5-4 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 187. AVOIDING COLLISION AND significantly more likely to be injured or ability to operate your vehicle is impaired by alco-ROLLOVER killed than a person properly wearing a hol, drugs, or some other physical condition. seat belt. DRIVING SAFETY PRECAUTIONS WARNING DRINKING ALCOHOL/DRUGS AND Your NISSAN is designed for both normal andFailure to operate this vehicle in a safe DRIVING off-road use. However, avoid driving in deep wa-and prudent manner may result in loss of ter or mud as your NISSAN is mainly designed forcontrol or an accident. WARNING leisure use, unlike a conventional off-road ve-Be alert and drive defensively at all times. Obey Never drive under the influence of alcohol hicle.all traffic regulations. Avoid excessive speed, or drugs. Alcohol in the bloodstream re- Remember that two-wheel drive models are lesshigh speed cornering, or sudden steering ma- duces coordination, delays reaction time capable than four-wheel drive models for roughneuvers, because these driving practices could and impairs judgement. Driving after drinking alcohol increases the likelihood road driving and extrication when stuck in deepcause you to lose control of your vehicle. As with snow or mud, or the like.any vehicle, loss of control could result in a of being involved in an accident injuringcollision with other vehicles or objects, or yourself and others. Additionally, if you Please observe the following precautions:cause the vehicle to roll over, particularly if are injured in an accident, alcohol can increase the severity of the injury. WARNINGthe loss of control causes the vehicle toslide sideways. Be attentive at all times, and NISSAN is committed to safe driving. However, ● Drive carefully when off the road andavoid driving when tired. Never drive when under you must choose not to drive under the influence avoid dangerous areas. Every personthe influence of alcohol or drugs (including pre- of alcohol. Every year thousands of people are who drives or rides in this vehiclescription or over-the-counter drugs which may injured or killed in alcohol-related accidents. Al- should be seated with their seat beltcause drowsiness). Always wear your seat belt though the local laws vary on what is considered fastened. This will keep you and youras outlined in the “Safety – Seats, seat belts and to be legally intoxicated, the fact is that alcohol passengers in position when drivingsupplemental restraint system” section of this affects all people differently and most people over rough terrain.manual, and also instruct your passengers to do underestimate the effects of alcohol. ● Do not drive across steep slopes. In-so. stead drive either straight up or straight Remember, drinking and driving don’t mix! AndSeat belts help reduce the risk of injury in colli- down the slopes. Off-road vehicles can that is true for drugs, too (over-the-counter, pre-sions and rollovers. In a rollover crash, an tip over sideways much more easily scription, and illegal drugs). Don’t drive if yourunbelted or improperly belted person is than they can forward or backward. Starting and driving 5-5 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 188. ● Many hills are too steep for any vehicle. ● Unsecured cargo can be thrown around ● Lower your speed when encountering If you drive up them, you may stall. If when driving over rough terrain. Prop- strong crosswinds. With a higher center you drive down them, you may not be erly secure all cargo so it will not be of gravity, your NISSAN is more af- able to control your speed. If you drive thrown forward and cause injury to you fected by strong side winds. Slower across them, you may roll over. or your passengers. speeds ensure better vehicle control.● Do not shift gears while driving on ● To avoid raising the center of gravity ● Do not drive beyond the performance downhill grades as this could cause excessively, do not exceed the rated capablity of the tires, even with 4WD loss of control of the vehicle. capacity of the roof rack (if so engaged. equipped) and evenly distribute the● Stay alert when driving to the top of a ● Accelerating quickly, sharp steering load. Secure heavy loads in the cargo hill. At the top there could be a drop-off maneuvers or sudden braking may area as far forward and as low as pos- or other hazard that could cause an cause loss of control. sible. Do not equip the vehicle with tires accident. larger than specified in this manual. ● If at all possible, avoid sharp turning● If your engine stalls or you cannot make This could cause your vehicle to roll maneuvers, particularly at high speeds. it to the top of a steep hill, never at- over. Your NISSAN four-wheel drive vehicle tempt to turn around. Your vehicle has a higher center of gravity than a ● Do not grip the inside or spokes of the could tip or roll over. Always back two-wheel drive vehicle. The vehicle is steering wheel when driving off-road. straight down in R (Reverse) gear. Never not designed for cornering at the same The steering wheel could move sud- back down in N (Neutral) or with the speeds as conventional two-wheel denly and injure your hands. Instead clutch depressed (manual transmission drive vehicles. Failure to operate this drive with your fingers and thumbs on vehicles), using only the brake, as this vehicle correctly could result in loss of the outside of the rim. could cause loss of control. control and/or a rollover accident. ● Before operating the vehicle, ensure● Heavy braking going down a hill could ● Always use tires of the same type, size, that the driver and all passengers have cause your brakes to overheat and fade, brand, construction (bias, bias-belted, their seat belts fastened. resulting in loss of control and an acci- or radial), and tread pattern on all four dent. Apply brakes lightly and use a low ● Always drive with the floor mats in wheels. Install tire chains on the rear gear to control your speed. Use the Hill place as the floor may become hot. wheels when driving on slippery roads Descent Control feature (if so and drive carefully. equipped).5-6 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 189. IGNITION SWITCH● Be sure to check the brakes immedi- To remove the key from the ignition switch: ately after driving in mud or water. See 1. Shift the selector lever to the P (Park) posi- “Brake system” later in this section for tion with the key in the ON position. “Wet brakes”. 2. Turn the key to the LOCK position.● Avoid parking your vehicle on steep hills. If you get out of the vehicle and it 3. Remove the key from the ignition. rolls forward, backward or sideways, If the selector lever is shifted to the P (Park) you could be injured. position after the key is turned to the OFF posi-● Whenever you drive off-road through tion or when the key cannot be turned to the sand, mud or water as deep as the LOCK position, proceed as follows to remove the wheel hub, more frequent maintenance key. may be required. See “Periodic mainte- 1. Move the shift selector lever into the P (Park) nance” in the “NISSAN Service and position. Maintenance Guide.” WSD0041 2. Turn the ignition key slightly toward the ON AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION position. The ignition lock is designed so the key cannot be 3. Turn the key to the LOCK position. turned to the LOCK position and removed until the shift selector lever is moved to the P (Park) 4. Remove the key. position. The shift selector lever is designed so it cannot When removing the key from the ignition, make moved out of P (Park) and into any of the other sure the shift selector lever is in the P (Park) gear positions if the ignition key is turned to OFF position. position or if the key is removed from the switch. If the selector lever is not returned to P (Park) The shift selector lever can be moved if the position, the key cannot be moved to the LOCK ignition switch is in the ON position and the position. foot brake pedal is depressed. Starting and driving 5-7 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 190. There is an OFF position between the To lock the steering wheel, turn the key toLOCK and ACC positions. The OFF position the LOCK position. Remove the key. Tois indicated by a “1” on the key cylinder. unlock the steering wheel, insert the keyWhen the ignition is in the OFF position, and turn it gently while rotating the steer-the steering wheel is not locked. ing wheel slightly right and left.In order for the steering wheel to be locked, itmust be turned about 1/8 of a turn clockwise WARNINGfrom the straight up position. Never remove or turn the key to the LOCKTo lock the steering wheel, turn the key to position while driving. The steering wheelthe LOCK position. Remove the key. To will lock. This may cause the driver to loseunlock the steering wheel, insert the key control of the vehicle and could result inand turn it gently while rotating the steer- serious vehicle damage or personal injury.ing wheel slightly right and left. WSD0052 KEY POSITIONSIf the key will not turn from the LOCK posi-tion, turn the steering wheel to the left or MANUAL TRANSMISSION LOCK: Normal parking position (0)right while turning the key to unlock the OFF: (Not used) (1)key cylinder. The ignition switch includes a device that helps prevent accidental removal of the key while driv- ACC: (Accessories) (2) WARNING ing. This position activates electrical accessoriesNever remove or turn the key to the LOCK The key can only be removed when the ignition such as the radio when the engine is not running.position while driving. The steering wheel switch is in the LOCK position. ON: Normal operating position (3)will lock. This may cause the driver to lose On manual transmission models, to turn the igni-control of the vehicle and could result in This position turns on the ignition system and the tion key to LOCK position from ACC or ONserious vehicle damage or personal injury. electrical accessories. position, turn the key to OFF, push the key in, then turn the key to LOCK. START: (4) In order for the steering wheel to be locked, it This position starts the engine. As soon as the must be turned about 1/8 of a turn clockwise engine has started, release the key. It automati- from the straight up position. cally returns to the ON position.5-8 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 191. BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE STARTING THE ENGINENISSAN VEHICLE IMMOBILIZER ● Make sure the area around the vehicle is 1. Apply the parking brake.SYSTEM (NVIS) clear. 2. Automatic transmission:The NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System (NVIS) ● Check fluid levels such as engine oil, cool- ant, brake fluid, and window washer fluid as Move the shift selector lever to P (Park) or Nwill not allow the engine to start without the use of (Neutral). P (Park) is recommended.the registered NVIS key. frequently as possible, or at least whenever you refuel. The shift selector lever cannot beIf the engine fails to start using the registered moved out of P (Park) and into any ofNVIS key, it may be due to interference caused by ● Check that all windows and lights are clean. the other gear positions if the ignitionanother NVIS key, an automated toll road device ● Visually inspect tires for their appearance key is turned to the OFF position or ifor automated payment device on the key ring. and condition. Also check tires for proper the key is removed from the ignitionRestart the engine using the following proce- inflation.dures: switch. ● Lock all doors. 1. Leave the ignition switch in the ON position The starter is designed not to operate if for approximately 5 seconds. ● Position seat and adjust head restraints. the shift selector lever is in any of the ● Adjust inside and outside mirrors. driving positions. 2. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF or LOCK position and wait approximately 10 seconds. ● Fasten seat belts and ask all passengers to Manual transmission: 3. Repeat step 1 and 2 again. do likewise. Move the shift lever to N (Neutral). Depress ● Check the operation of warning lights when the clutch pedal to the floor while cranking 4. Restart the engine while holding the device the engine. (which may have caused the interference) the key is turned to the ON (3) position. See separate from the registered NVIS key. “Warning/indicator lights and audible re- The starter is designed not to operate minders” in the “Instruments and controls” unless the clutch pedal is fully de-If this procedure allows the engine to start, section of this manual.NISSAN recommends placing the registered pressed.NVIS key on a separate key ring to avoid interfer- 3. Crank the engine with your foot off theence from other devices. accelerator pedal by turning the ignition key to START. Release the key when the engine starts. If the engine starts, but fails to run, repeat the above procedure. Starting and driving 5-9 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 192. DRIVING THE VEHICLE ● If the engine is very hard to start in ex- AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION The recommended operating procedures for this tremely cold weather or when restarting, transmission are shown on the following pages. depress the accelerator pedal a little (ap- WARNING Follow these procedures for maximum vehicle proximately 1/5 to the floor) and hold it performance and driving enjoyment. and then crank the engine. Release the ● Do not depress the accelerator pedal key and the accelerator pedal when the while shifting from P (Park) or N (Neu- Starting the vehicle engine starts. tral) to R (Reverse), D (Drive), 3, 2 or 1. 1. After starting the engine, fully depress the Always depress the brake pedal until ● If the engine is very hard to start because foot brake pedal before attempting to move shifting is completed. Failure to do so it is flooded, depress the accelerator the shift selector lever out of the P (Park) could cause you to lose control and pedal all the way to the floor and hold it. position. have an accident. Crank the engine for 5-6 seconds. After 2. Keep the foot brake pedal depressed and cranking the engine, release the accel- ● Cold engine idle speed is high, so use move the shift selector lever into a driving erator pedal. Crank the engine with your caution when shifting into a forward or gear. foot off the accelerator pedal by turn- reverse gear before the engine has ing the ignition key to START. Release the warmed up. 3. Release the foot brake, then gradually start key when the engine starts. If the engine ● Never shift to P (Park) or R (Reverse) the vehicle in motion. starts, but fails to run, repeat the above while the vehicle is moving. This could The automatic transmission is designed so procedure. cause an accident. the foot brake pedal MUST be depressed before shifting from P (Park) to any drive CAUTION CAUTION position while the ignition switch is in theDo not operate the starter for more than ON position. ● When stopping the vehicle on an uphill15 seconds at a time. If the engine does grade, do not hold the vehicle by de- The shift selector lever cannot be movednot start, turn the key off and wait 10 pressing the accelerator pedal. The foot out of P (Park) and into any of the otherseconds before cranking again, otherwise brake should be used for this purpose. gear positions if the ignition key is turnedthe starter could be damaged. to the LOCK, OFF or ACC position or if the ● Do not downshift abruptly on slippery 4. Allow the engine to idle for at least 30 sec- key is removed. roads. This may cause a loss of control. onds after starting. Drive at moderate speed for a short distance first, especially in cold The automatic transmission in your vehicle is weather. electronically controlled to produce maximum power and smooth operation.5-10 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 193. R (Reverse): WARNING Apply the parking brake if the selector CAUTION lever is in any position while the engine is not running. Failure to do so could cause Use this position only when the vehicle is the vehicle to move unexpectedly or roll completely stopped. away and result in serious personal injury Use this position to back up. Make sure the or property damage. vehicle is completely stopped before selecting the R (Reverse) position. The brake pedal If the key is turned to the OFF or ACC position for must be depressed to move the selector any reason while the vehicle is in N (Neutral), or lever from P (Park), N (Neutral) or any drive any D (Drive) position, the key cannot be turned position to R (Reverse). to the LOCK position and be removed from the ignition switch. Move the selector lever to the P N (Neutral): LSD0151 (Park) position, then the key can be turned to Neither forward nor reverse gear is engaged. The LOCK. engine can be started in this position. You mayTo move the selector lever: P (Park): shift to N (Neutral) and restart a stalled engine : Push the button while depressing the while the vehicle is moving.brake pedal Use this selector position when the vehicle is parked or when starting the engine. Make sure D (Drive): : Push the button to shift the vehicle is completely stopped. The brake Use this position for all normal forward driving. : Shift without depressing brake pedal pedal must be depressed to move the se- 3 (Third gear): lector lever from N (Neutral) or any driveShifting position to P (Park). Apply the parking brake. Use this position for driving up and down longAfter starting the engine, fully depress the brake When parking on a hill, apply the parking brake slopes where engine braking would be advanta-pedal and move the shift selector lever out of the first, then move the shift selector lever into the P geous.P (Park) position. (Park) position. Do not downshift into the 3 position at speeds over the following and do not exceed the follow- ing speeds in the 3 position. Starting and driving 5-11 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 194. 2WD and AUTO: 1 (Low gear): 62 MPH (100 km/h) Use this position when climbing steep hills slowly or slow driving through deep snow, sand or mud, 4H: or for maximum engine braking on steep downhill 62 MPH (100 km/h) grades. 4LO: Do not downshift into the 1 position at speeds over the following and do not exceed the follow- 31 MPH (50 km/h) ing speeds in the 1 position.2 (Second gear): 2WD and AUTO:Use this position for hill climbing or engine brak- 43 MPH (70 km/h)ing on downhill grades. 4H:Do not downshift into the 2 position at speedsover the following and do not exceed the follow- 43 MPH (70 km/h) LSD0141ing speeds in the 2 position. Shift lock release 4LO: 2WD and AUTO: 31 MPH (50 km/h) If the battery is discharged, the shift selector lever 71 MPH (115 km/h) may not be moved from the P (Park) position even with the brake pedal depressed. 4H: To move the shift selector lever, release the shift 62 MPH (100 km/h) lock. The shift selector lever can be moved to N 4LO: (Neutral). However, the steering wheel will be locked unless the ignition switch is turned to the 31 MPH (50 km/h) ON position. This allows the vehicle to be moved if the battery is discharged.5-12 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 195. To push the shift lock release, complete the fol- Accelerator downshiftlowing procedure: — in D position — 1. Turn the ignition key to the LOCK position For passing or hill climbing, depress the accel- and remove the key erator pedal to the floor. This shifts the transmis- 2. Apply the parking brake. sion down into a lower gear, depending on the vehicle speed. 3. Remove the shift lock release cover as shown. 4. Insert a small screwdriver in the shift lock release slot and push down. 5. Move the shift selector lever to the N (Neu- tral) position while holding down the shift lock release. LSD0142 6. Turn the key to the ON position to unlock the Overdrive switch steering wheel. Now the vehicle may be Each time your vehicle is started, the transmis- moved to the desired location. sion is automatically “reset” to overdrive ON.If the shift selector lever cannot be moved out of ON: With the engine running and theP (Park), have a NISSAN dealer check the auto- shift selector lever in the D (Drive)matic transmission system as soon as possible. position, the transmission upshifts WARNING into Overdrive as vehicle speed increases.If the selector lever cannot be moved fromthe P (Park) position while the engine is Overdrive does not engage until the enginerunning and the brake pedal is depressed, has reached operating temperature.the stop lights may not work. Malfunction-ing stop lights could cause an accidentinjuring yourself and others. Starting and driving 5-13 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 196. OFF: For driving up and down long CAUTION slopes where engine braking is nec- essary push the Overdrive switch ● Do not rest your foot on the clutch pedal while driving. This may cause clutch once. The O/D OFF indicator light damage. in the instrument panel comes on at this time. ● Fully depress the clutch pedal before shifting to help prevent transmissionWhen cruising at a low speed or climbing a damage.gentle slope, you may feel uncomfortable shiftshocks as the transmission shifts into and out of ● Stop your vehicle completely beforeOverdrive repeatedly. In this case, depress the shifting into R (Reverse).Overdrive switch to turn the Overdrive off. The ● When the vehicle is stopped with theO/D OFF indicator light in the instrument panel engine running (for example, at a stopcomes on at this time. light), shift to N (Neutral) and release the clutch pedal with the foot brake LSD0149When driving conditions change, depress the applied. 5 - speedOverdrive switch to turn the Overdrive on. ShiftingRemember not to drive at high speeds for ex-tended periods of time with the Overdrive off. To change gears, or when upshifting or down-This reduces fuel economy. shifting, depress the clutch pedal fully, shift into the appropriate gear, then release the clutchMANUAL TRANSMISSION slowly and smoothly. To ensure smooth gear changes, fully depress WARNING the clutch pedal before operating the shift lever. If● Do not downshift abruptly on slippery the clutch pedal is not fully depressed before the roads. This may cause a loss of control. transmission is shifted, a gear noise may be heard. Transmission damage could occur.● Do not over-rev the engine when shift- ing to a lower gear. This may cause a Start the vehicle in 1st gear and shift to 2nd, 3rd, loss of control or engine damage. 4th, 5th and 6th gear in sequence according to vehicle speed.5-14 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 197. Suggested upshift speeds ● 4–wheel drive model (4L position): The following are suggested vehicle speeds for GEAR CHANGE MPH (km/h) shifting into a higher gear. These suggestions 1st to 2nd 8 (13) relate to fuel economy and vehicle performance. 2nd to 3rd 12 (19) Actual upshift speeds will vary according to road conditions, the weather and individual driving 3rd to 4th 20 (32) habits. 4th to 5th 22 (35) ● For QR25DE two-wheel drive models: 5th to 6th* — GEAR CHANGE MPH (km/h) *6 Speed available on VQ40DE models only. 1st to 2nd 15 (24) Suggested maximum speed in each 2nd to 3rd 25 (40) gear 3rd to 4th 40 (64) Downshift to a lower gear if the engine is not LSD0148 6 - speed 4th to 5th 45 (72) running smoothly, or if you need to accelerate.To back up depress the shift lever and then move ● For VQ40DE two-wheel drive models and Do not exceed the maximum suggested speedit to the R (Reverse) position after stopping the four-wheel drive models (2H and 4H posi- (shown below) in any gear. For level road driving,vehicle completely. tion): use the highest gear suggested for that speed. Always observe posted speed limits, and driveIf it is difficult to move the shift lever into R GEAR CHANGE MPH (km/h) according to the road conditions, which will en-(Reverse) or 1 (First), shift into N (Neutral), then 1st to 2nd 15 (24) sure safe operation. Do not over-rev the enginerelease the clutch pedal. Fully depress the clutch 2nd to 3rd 25 (40) when shifting to a lower gear as it may causepedal again and shift into R (Reverse) or 1 (First). engine damage or loss of vehicle control. 3rd to 4th 40 (64)If your vehicle is equipped with 4-wheel drive, see 4th to 5th 45 (72)“Transfer case shifting procedures” later in this 5th to 6th* —section. Starting and driving 5-15 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 198. PARKING BRAKEAllowable maximum speed in each gear: WARNING2–wheel drive models ● Be sure the parking brake is fully re- GEAR MPH (km/h) leased before driving. Failure to do so 1st 30 (49) can cause brake failure and lead to an 2nd 52 (83) accident. 3rd 80 (129) 4th — ● Do not release the parking brake from 5th — outside the vehicle.4–wheel drive models ● Do not use the gear shift in place of the parking brake. When parking, be sure2H/4H position the parking brake is fully engaged. GEAR MPH (km/h) ● Do not leave children unattended in a 1st 30 (49) 2nd 53 (85) vehicle. They could release the parking 3rd 76 (123) brake and cause an accident. LSD0150 4th — To engage: Pull the lever up ᭺. A 5th — 6th — To release:4L position 1. Firmly apply the foot brake. 2. Manual transmission models: GEAR MPH (km/h) 1st 12 (19) Place the shift lever in the N (Neutral) position. 2nd 22 (35) Automatic transmission models: 3rd 30 (48) 4th — Move the shift selector lever to the P (Park) 5th — position. 6th — 3. While pulling up on the parking brake lever slightly, push the button and lower com- pletely ᭺. B 4. Before driving, be sure the brake warning light goes out.5-16 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 199. CRUISE CONTROL ● The SET indicator light may blink when the CAUTION cruise control main switch is turned ON while pushing the ACCEL/RES, On manual transmission models, do not COAST/SET, or CANCEL switch (located shift into N (Neutral) without depressing the on the steering wheel). To properly set the clutch pedal when the cruise control is set. cruise control system, use the following pro- Should this occur, depress the clutch pedal cedures. and turn the main switch off immediately. Failure to do so may cause engine damage. WARNING CRUISE CONTROL OPERATIONS Do not use the cruise control when driving The cruise control allows driving at a speed be- under the following conditions: tween 25 - 89 MPH (40 - 144 km/h) without ● When it is not possible to keep the keeping your foot on the accelerator pedal. vehicle at a set speed. LSD0075 To turn on the cruise control, push the main ● In heavy traffic or in traffic that varies in switch. The CRUISE indicator light in the instru-1. ACCEL/RES switch speed. ment panel comes on.2. COAST/SET switch ● On winding or hilly roads. To set cruising speed, accelerate the vehicle to3. ON/OFF switch ● On slippery roads (rain, snow, ice, etc.). the desired speed, push the COAST/SET switch4. CANCEL switch and release it. The SET indicator light in thePRECAUTIONS ON CRUISE ● In very windy areas. instrument panel comes on. Take your foot off theCONTROL Doing so could cause a loss of vehicle accelerator pedal. Your vehicle maintains the set control and result in an accident. speed. ● If the cruise control system malfunctions, it ● To pass another vehicle, depress the ac- cancels automatically. The SET indicator celerator pedal. When you release the light in the instrument panel then blinks to pedal, the vehicle returns to the previously warn the driver. set speed. ● If the SET indicator light blinks, turn the ● The vehicle may not maintain the set speed cruise control main switch off and have the when going up or down steep hills. If this system checked by a NISSAN dealer. happens, drive without the cruise control. Starting and driving 5-17 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 200. BREAK-IN SCHEDULETo cancel the preset speed, use one of the ● Push and hold the RES/ACCEL switch. CAUTIONfollowing three methods. When the vehicle attains the speed you de- sire, release the switch. During the first 1,200 miles (2,000 km), ● Push the CANCEL button; the SET indicator follow these recommendations to obtain light in the instrument panel goes out. ● Push and release the RES/ACCEL switch. maximum engine performance and en- Each time you do this, the set speed in- sure the future reliability and economy of ● Tap the brake pedal; the SET indicator light creases by about 1 MPH (1.6 km/h). goes out. your new vehicle. Failure to follow these To reset at a slower cruising speed, use one recommendations may result in short- ● Turn the main switch off. Both the CRUISE of the following three methods. ened engine life and reduced engine indicator light and SET indicator light in the performance. instrument panel go out. ● Lightly tap the brake pedal. When the ve- hicle attains the desired speed, push the ● Avoid driving for long periods at constantThe cruise control is automatically canceled and COAST/SET switch and release it. speed, either fast or slow, and do not run thethe SET light in the instrument panel goes out if: engine over 4,000 rpm. ● Push and hold the COAST/SET switch. Re- ● you depress the brake or clutch pedal while lease the switch when the vehicle slows to ● Do not accelerate at full throttle in any gear. pushing the RES/ACCEL or COAST/SET the desired speed. ● Avoid quick starts. switch. The preset speed is deleted from ● Push and release the COAST/SET switch. memory. ● Avoid hard braking as much as possible. Each time you do this, the set speed de- ● the vehicle slows down more than 8 MPH creases by about 1 MPH (1.6 km/h). ● Do not tow a trailer for the first 500 miles (13 km/h) below the set speed. (800 km). Your engine, axle or other parts To resume the preset speed, push and re- could be damaged. ● you depress the clutch pedal (manual trans- lease the RES/ACCEL switch. The vehicle re- turns to the last set cruising speed when the mission), or move the shift selector lever to N vehicle speed is over 25 MPH (40 km/h). (Neutral) (automatic transmission).To reset at a faster cruising speed, use oneof the following three methods. ● Depress the accelerator pedal. When the vehicle attains the desired speed, push and release the COAST/SET switch.5-18 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 201. INCREASING FUEL ECONOMY USING FOUR WHEEL DRIVE (4WD)● Accelerate slowly and smoothly. Maintain ● The transfer case may be damaged if CAUTION cruising speeds with a constant accelerator you continue driving with the warning position. ● Do not drive the vehicle in the 4H or 4LO light blinking rapidly.● Drive at moderate speeds on the highway. position on dry hard surface roads. Driv- Driving at high speed lowers fuel economy. ing on dry, hard surfaces in 4H or 4LO may cause unnecessary noise, tire wear TRANSFER CASE SHIFTING● Avoid unnecessary stopping and braking. and increased fuel consumption. PROCEDURES Maintain a safe distance behind other vehicles. If the 4WD warning light turns on when The part time 4WD system provides 3 positions● Use a proper gear range which suits road (2WD, 4H and 4LO), so you can select the you are driving on dry hard surface conditions. On level roads, shift into high desired drive mode according to the driving con- roads: gear as soon as possible. ditions.● Avoid unnecessary engine idling. – in the 4H position, shift the 4WD shift switch to 2WD. 2WD or 4WD shift procedure:● Keep your engine tuned up. – in the 4LO position for automatic trans-● Follow the recommended periodic mainte- mission vehicles, stop the vehicle and nance schedule. shift the transmission selector to the N● Keep the tires inflated to the correct pres- position with the brake pedal de- sure. Low tire pressure increases tire wear pressed and shift the 4WD shift switch and lowers fuel economy. to 2WD.● Keep the front wheels in correct alignment. – in the 4LO position for manual trans- Improper alignment increases tire wear and mission vehicles, stop the vehicle and lowers fuel economy. shift the transmission shift lever to the● Air conditioner operation lowers fuel economy. N position with the clutch pedal de- Use the air conditioner only when necessary. pressed and shift the 4WD shift switch● When cruising at highway speeds, it is more to 2WD. economical to use the air conditioner and ● If the warning light is still on after the leave the windows closed to reduce drag. above operation, have your vehicle● Use 4H or 4L position only when checked by a NISSAN dealer as soon as necessary. Four-wheel drive operation low- possible. ers fuel economy. Starting and driving 5-19 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  • 202. Indicator Light 4WD Shift Wheels Switch 4WD shift Transfer Use Conditions 4WD Shift Procedure Driven Position 4LO posi- tion Rear For driving on dry, paved roads (Economy drive) or wheels state dynamometer I/M testing Move the 4WD switch. 2WD 2WD <—> 4H 4WD shift indicator light will indicate transfer shift position engaged. 4 wheels For driving on rocky, sandy or snow-covered roads 4H Neutral Neutral disengages the automatic transmission me- 1. Stop the vehicle. chanical parking lock, which will allow the vehicle to 2. For automatic transmission vehicles: Shift the transmission selector to the (N) posi- roll. Do not leave the transfer shift position in Neu- tion with the brake pedal depressed. *1 tral.*2 For manual transmission vehicles: Shift the transmission shift lever to the (N) posi- May blink tion with the clutch depressed. 3. For automatic transmission vehicles: Depress and turn the 4WD shift switch to 4LO or 4H with the brake pedal depressed. 4LO For manual transmission vehicles: Depress and turn the 4WD switch to 4LO or 4H. THE TRANSFER CASE DOES NOT ENGAGE BETWEEN 4H AND 4LO (OR 4LO TO 4 wheels For use when maximum power and traction is required 4H) UNLESS YOU HAVE FIRST STOPPED THE VEHICLE, DEPRESSED THE BRAKE (for example: on steep grades or rocky, sandy, muddy Illuminated PEDAL AND MOVED THE TRANSMISSION SELECTOR TO NEUTRAL FOR AUTO- roads) MATIC TRANSMISSION VEHICLES. FOR MANUAL TRANSMISSION VEHICLES YOU M