2006 FRONTIER OWNER'S MANUAL

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2006 FRONTIER OWNER'S MANUAL

  1. 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- WARNING ON-PAVEMENT AND OFF-ROAD DRIVINGstand 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. Follow these important driving rules to car because it has a higher center of help ensure a safe and comfortable trip gravity for off-road use. As with otherA separate Warranty Information Booklet for you and your passengers! vehicles with features of this type, fail-explains details about the warranties cov-ering your vehicle. The “NISSAN Service ● NEVER drive under the influence of al- ure to operate this vehicle correctly mayand Maintenance Guide” explains details cohol or drugs. result in loss of control or an accident.about maintaining and servicing your ve- ● ALWAYS observe posted speed limits Be sure to read “On-pavement and off-hicle. Additionally, a separate Customer and never drive too fast for conditions. road driving precautions”, and “Avoid-Care/Lemon Law Booklet (U.S. only) will ● ALWAYS use your seat belts and appropri-explain how to resolve any concerns you ing collision and rollover”, and “Driving ate child restraint systems. Pre-teen chil- safety precautions”, in the “Starting andmay have with your vehicle, as well as dren should be seated in the rear seat.clarify your rights under your state’s lemon driving” section of this manual.law. ● ALWAYS provide information about the proper use of vehicle safety features toYour NISSAN dealership knows your vehicle all occupants of the vehicle. MODIFICATION OF YOUR VEHICLEbest. When you require any service or have any ● ALWAYS review this owner’s manual for This vehicle should not be modified. Modi-questions, they will be glad to assist you with the important safety information.extensive resources available to them. fication could affect its performance, For descriptions specified for four-wheel drive safety or durability, and may even violate models, a mark is placed at the begin- governmental regulations. In addition, ning of the applicable sections/items. damage or performance problems result- ing from modifications may not be cov- As with other vehicles with features for ered under NISSAN warranties. off-road use, failure to operate four-wheel ੬ REVIEW COPY—2006 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/28/05—tbrooks ੭
  2. 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. © 2005 NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC. vehicle. GARDENA, CALIFORNIA CAUTION All rights reserved. No part of this Owner’s Arrows in an illustration that are similar to these Manual may be reproduced or stored in a retrievalThis is used to indicate the presence of a indicate movement or action. system, or transmitted in any form, or by anyhazard that could cause minor or moder- means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying,ate personal injury or damage to your ve- recording or otherwise, without the prior writtenhicle. To avoid or reduce the risk, the pro- permission of Nissan North America, Inc., Gar-cedures must be followed carefully. Arrows in an illustration that are similar to these dena, California. call attention to an item in the illustration. ੬ REVIEW COPY—2006 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/28/05—tbrooks ੭
  3. 3. NISSAN CUSTOMER CARE PROGRAMNISSAN CARES . . .Both NISSAN and your NISSAN dealer are dedicated to serving all your automotive needs. Your satisfaction with your vehicle and your NISSAN dealer areour primary concerns. Your NISSAN dealer is always available to assist you with all your automobile sales and service needs.However, if there is something that your NISSAN The Consumer Affairs Department will ask for the You can write to NISSAN with the information at:dealer cannot assist you with or you would like to following information: 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—2006 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/28/05—tbrooks ੭
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  5. 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. 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—2006 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/29/05—tbrooks ੭
  8. 8. AIRBAGS, SEAT BELTS AND CHILDRESTRAINTS 1. 2nd row seat belts (P. 1-12) 2. Supplemental curtain side-impact and rollover air bags (if so equipped) (P. 1-48) 3. Front seat belts (P. 1-12) 4. Supplemental front impact air bags (P.1-55) 5. Seats (P. 1-2) 6. Occupant classification sensor (pressure sensor) (P. 1-55) 7. Seat belt pretensioners (P. 1-61) 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. 1-35) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. WII00510-2 Illustrated table of contents ੬ REVIEW COPY—2006 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/29/05—tbrooks ੭
  9. 9. EXTERIOR FRONT 1. Engine hood (P. 8-6) 2. Windshield wiper and washer switch (P. 2-24) 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. 3-13) 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. 2-29) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. LII0052 Illustrated table of contents 0-3 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2006 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/29/05—tbrooks ੭
  10. 10. EXTERIOR REAR 1. Rear sliding window (if so equipped) (P.2-46) 2. Vehicle loading (P. 9-12) 3. Truck box, tailgate (P.3-15) 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—2006 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/29/05—tbrooks ੭
  11. 11. PASSENGER COMPARTMENT 1. Map lights (P. 2-48) 2. Sun visors (P. 3-12) 3. Inside mirror (P. 3-13) 4. Ventilators (P. 4-2) 5. Glove box (P. 2-38) 6. Shift knob (automatic transmission, if so equipped) (P. 5-11) 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/Jacking equipment storage (P. 6-2) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. WII0054 Illustrated table of contents 0-5 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2006 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/29/05—tbrooks ੭
  12. 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. 4-25) 4. Driver supplemental air bag/horn (P. 1-48, P. 2-30) 5. Meters, gauges and warning/indicator lights (P. 2-3, 2-12) 6. Cruise control main/set switches (if so equipped) (P. 5-18) 7. Windshield wiper/washer switch (P. 2-24) 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) WIC09160-6 Illustrated table of contents ੬ REVIEW COPY—2006 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/29/05—tbrooks ੭
  13. 13. 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 (if so equipped) (P. 2-31) Vehicle dynamic control (VDC) OFF switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-31)14. Shift selector lever (P. 5-11)15. 4WD shift switch (if so equipped) (P. 5-20)16. Climate controls (P. 4-2)17. Passenger air bag status light (P. 1-57)18. Hazard warning flasher switch (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. 3-14) Illustrated table of contents 0-7 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2006 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/29/05—tbrooks ੭
  14. 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. Drive belt location (P.8-18) 8. Radiator cap (P. 8-8) 9. Power steering fluid reservoir (P. 8-13) 10. Battery (P. 8-15) 11. Engine coolant reservoir (P. 8-8) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. WDI05060-8 Illustrated table of contents ੬ REVIEW COPY—2006 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/29/05—tbrooks ੭
  15. 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. Drive belt location (P.8-18) 9. Radiator cap (P. 8-8) 10. Power steering fluid reservoir (P. 8-13) 11. Engine coolant reservoir (P. 8-8) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. WDI0507 Illustrated table of contents 0-9੬ REVIEW COPY—2006 Truck/Frontier (d22)Owners Manual—USA_English (nna)07/29/05—tbrooks ੭
  16. 16. WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTS Warning Name Page Warning Name Page Warning Name Page light light light Anti-lock brake 2-13 Charge warning 2-14 Low windshield 2-16 or warning light light (if so washer fluid equipped) warning light Door open 2-14 Seat belt warn- 2-16 Automatic 2-13 warning light ing light and transmission oil chime temperature Engine oil pres- 2-14 warning light sure warning Supplemental 2-17 (if so equipped) light (if so air bag warning equipped) light Automatic 2-13 transmission 4WD warning 2-15 park warning light ( model) Indicator Name Page light ( light model) Low fuel warn- 2-15 ing light Automatic 2-17 Brake warning 2-14 transmission or light Low tire pres- 2-15 position indica- sure warning tor light light0-10 Illustrated table of contents ੬ REVIEW COPY—2006 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/29/05—tbrooks ੭
  17. 17. Indicator Name Page Indicator Name Page Indicator Name Page light light light Cruise main 2-17 Front passenger 2-18 Security indica- 2-19 switch indicator air bag status tor light (if so light (if so light equipped) equipped) High beam in- 2-18 Slip indicator 2-19 Cruise set 2-17 dicator light light for models switch indicator (Blue) with ABLS (if light (if so so equipped) Hill Descent 2-31 equipped) Control (HDC) Slip indicator 2-19 Electronic lock- 2-18 indicator light light for models ing rear differ- (if so equipped) with VDC (if ential (E-Lock) so equipped) system on indi- Malfunction 2-18 cator light (if so indicator lamp Transfer 4LO 2-20 equipped) (MIL) position indica- tor light 4WD shift indi- Overdrive off 2-19 2-18 ( cator light indicator light model) ( (automatic transmission model) only) Illustrated table of contents 0-11 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2006 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/29/05—tbrooks ੭
  18. 18. Indicator Name Page light Turn 2-20 signal/hazard indicator lights Vehicle dy- 2-20 namic control off indicator light (if so equipped)0-12 Illustrated table of contents ੬ REVIEW COPY—2006 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/29/05—tbrooks ੭
  19. 19. 1 Safety—Seats, seat belts andsupplemental restraint systemSeats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 Child restraint installation on rear bench seat Front manual seat adjustment (Crew cab models only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-29 (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Front power seat adjustment CHildren) system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-34 (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4 Top tether strap child restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-35 Jump seat (King cab) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6 Child restraint installation on front passenger Head restraint adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6 seat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-39 Active head restraint (front seats). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7 Booster seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-42 Armrest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7 Precautions on booster seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-42 Flexible seating. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-8 Booster seat installation on passenger’s sideSeat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12 jump seat only (King cab, if so equipped). . . . . . . . . 1-44 Precautions on seat belt usage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12 Booster seat installation on rear seat center Child safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-14 or outboard positions Pregnant women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-16 (Crew cab models only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-46 Injured persons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-16 Booster seat installation on front passenger Three-point type seat belt with retractor . . . . . . . . . . 1-16 seat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-47 Seat belt extenders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-20 Supplemental restraint system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-48 Seat belt maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-21 Precautions on supplemental restraintChild restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-21 system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-48 Precautions on child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-21 Supplemental air bag warning labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-62 Child restraint installation on passenger’s Supplemental air bag warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-63 side jump seat (King cab models only) . . . . . . . . . . . 1-23 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2006 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/29/05—tbrooks ੭
  20. 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—2006 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/28/05—tbrooks ੭
  21. 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 reclined to allow occupants to rest when the vehicle is stopped. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-3 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2006 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/28/05—tbrooks ੭
  22. 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—2006 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/28/05—tbrooks ੭
  23. 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 (if so equipped for Push the front or rear end of the switch up or driver’s seat) down to adjust the angle and height of the seat The lumbar support feature provides lower back cushion. support to the driver. Move the lever forward or backward to adjust the seat lumbar area. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-5 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2006 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/28/05—tbrooks ੭
  24. 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—2006 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/28/05—tbrooks ੭
  25. 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—2006 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/28/05—tbrooks ੭
  26. 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 LRS0608 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—2006 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/28/05—tbrooks ੭
  27. 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 LRS0609 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—2006 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/28/05—tbrooks ੭
  28. 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—2006 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/28/05—tbrooks ੭
  29. 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—2006 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/28/05—tbrooks ੭
  30. 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—2006 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/28/05—tbrooks ੭
  31. 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—2006 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/28/05—tbrooks ੭
  32. 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—2006 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/28/05—tbrooks ੭
  33. 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 1 year old should be placed ● Rear facing child restraint fit them properly. The shoulder belt may in a rear facing child restraint. NISSAN recom- come too close to the face or neck. The mends that infants be placed in child restraints ● Front facing child restraint lap belt may not fit over their small hip that comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety ● Booster seat bones. In an accident, an improperly Standards or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety fitting seat belt could cause serious or Standards. You should choose a child restraintThe proper restraint depends on the child’s size. fatal injury. Always use appropriate that fits your vehicle and always follow the manu-Generally, infants up to about 1 year and less child restraints. facturer’s instructions for installation and use.than 20 pounds (9 kg) should be placed in rearfacing child restraints. Front facing child re- All U.S. states and Canadian provinces or terri- Small Childrenstraints are available for children who outgrow tories require the use of approved child restraints for infants and small children. See “Child Re- Children that are over one year old and weighrear facing child restraints and are at least one between 20 lbs (9 kg) and 40 lbs (18 kgs) can beyear old. Booster seats are used to help position straints” later in this section. placed in a forward facing child restraint. Refer toa vehicle lap/shoulder belt on a child who can no Also, there are other types of child restraints the manufacturer’s instructions for minimum andlonger use a front facing child restraint. available for larger children for additional protec- maximum weight and height recommendations. tion. NISSAN recommends that small children be WARNING placed in child restraints that comply with Federal NISSAN recommends that all pre-teens● Never install a rear facing child restraint Motor Vehicle Safety Standards or Canadian Mo- and children be restrained in the rear seat if tor Vehicle Safety Standards. You should choose in the front passenger’s seat. An inflat- available (Crew Cab models). According to ing supplemental air bag could seri- a child restraint that fits your vehicle and always accident statistics, children are safer when follow the manufacturer’s instructions for instal- ously injure or kill your child. A rear properly restrained in the rear seat than in facing child restraint must only be used lation and use. the front seat. in the rear seat. This is especially important because your vehicle has a supplemental restraint sys- tem (Air bag system) for the front passen- ger. See “Supplemental restraint system” later in this section. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-15 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2006 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/28/05—tbrooks ੭
  34. 34. Larger children WARNING THREE-POINT TYPE SEAT BELTChildren who are too large for child restraints WITH RETRACTOR Never let a child stand or kneel on anyshould be seated and restrained by the seat belts seat and do not allow a child in the cargowhich are provided. The seat belt may not fit areas while the vehicle is moving. The WARNINGproperly if the child is less than 4 feet 9 inches child could be seriously injured or killed in ● Every person who drives or rides in this(142.5 cm) tall and weighs between 40 lbs (18 an accident or sudden stop. vehicle should use a seat belt at allkg) and 80 lbs (36 kg). A booster seat should be times.used to obtain proper seat belt fit. PREGNANT WOMEN ● Do not ride in a moving vehicle whenNISSAN recommends that a child be placed in a NISSAN recommends that pregnant women use the seatback is reclined. This can becommercially available booster seat if the shoul- seat belts. The seat belt should be worn snug, dangerous. The shoulder belt will notder belt in the child’s seating position fits close to and always position the lap belt as low as pos- be against your body. In an accident,the face or neck or if the lap portion of the seat sible around the hips, not the waist. Place the you could be thrown into it and receivebelt goes across the abdomen. The booster seat shoulder belt over your shoulder and across your neck or other serious injuries. You chest. Never run the lap/shoulder belt over your could also slide under the lap belt andshould raise the child so that the shoulder belt is abdominal area. Contact your doctor for specific receive serious internal injuries.properly positioned across the top, middle por-tion of the shoulder and the lap belt is low on the recommendations. ● For the most effective protection whenhips. A booster seat can only be used in seating the vehicle is in motion, the seat should INJURED PERSONS be upright. Always sit well back in thepositions that have a three-point type seat belt.The booster seat should fit the vehicle seat and NISSAN recommends that injured persons use seat and adjust the seat belt properly.have a label certifying that it complies with Fed- seat belts. Check with your doctor for specificeral Motor Vehicle Safety Standards or Canadian recommendations.Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. Once the childhas grown so the shoulder belt is no longer on ornear the face and neck, use the shoulder beltwithout the booster seat.1-16 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2006 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/28/05—tbrooks ੭
  35. 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 and across your chest. section. 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—2006 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/28/05—tbrooks ੭
  36. 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—2006 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/28/05—tbrooks ੭
  37. 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—2006 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/28/05—tbrooks ੭
  38. 38. To increase your confidence in the seat belts, WARNINGcheck the operation as follows. ● After adjustment, release the adjust- ● Grasp the shoulder belt and pull forward ment button and try to move the shoul- quickly. The retractor should lock and re- der belt anchor up and down to make strict further belt movement. sure it is securely fixed in position.If the retractor does not lock during this check or ● The shoulder belt anchor height shouldif you have any questions about seat belt opera- be adjusted to the position best for you.tion, see a NISSAN dealer. Failure to do so may reduce the effec- tiveness of the entire restraint system and increase the chance or severity of injury in an accident. SEAT BELT EXTENDERS LRS0242 If, because of body size or driving position, it is Shoulder belt height adjustment (Front not possible to properly fit the lap-shoulder belt seats) and fasten it, an extender is available which is compatible with the installed seat belts. The ex- The shoulder belt anchor height should be ad- tender adds approximately 8 inches (200 mm) of justed to the position best for you. (See “Precau- length and may be used for either the driver or tions on seat belt usage” earlier in this section.) front passenger seating position. See a NISSAN To adjust, pull out the adjustment button ᭺ and 1 dealer for assistance if an extender is required. move the shoulder belt anchor to the desired position ᭺, so the belt passes over the center of 2 WARNING the shoulder. The belt should be away from your face and neck, but not falling off your shoulder. ● Only NISSAN seat belt extenders, made Release the adjustment button to lock the shoul- by the same company which made the der belt anchor into position. original equipment seat belts, should be used with NISSAN seat belts.1-20 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2006 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/28/05—tbrooks ੭
  39. 39. CHILD RESTRAINTS● Adults and children who can use the standard seat belt should not use an extender. Such unnecessary use could result in serious personal injury in the event of an accident.● Never use seat belt extenders to install child restraints. If the child restraint is not secured properly, the child could be seriously injured in a collision or a sud- den stop.SEAT BELT MAINTENANCE● To clean the seat belt webbing, apply a mild soap solution or any solution recom- ARS1098 WRS0256 mended for cleaning upholstery or carpet. PRECAUTIONS ON CHILD Then wipe with a cloth and allow the seat belts WARNING to dry in the shade. Do not allow the seat belts RESTRAINTS ● Infants and small children should never to retract until they are completely dry. be carried on your lap. It is not possible WARNING for even the strongest adult to resist the● If dirt builds up in the shoulder belt ● Infants and small children should al- forces of a severe accident. The child guide of the seat belt anchors, the seat ways be placed in an appropriate child could be crushed between the adult and belts may retract slowly. Wipe the shoulder restraint while riding in the vehicle. parts of the vehicle. Also, do not put the belt guide with a clean, dry cloth. Failure to use a child restraint can re- same seat belt around both your child● Periodically check to see that the seat sult in serious injury or death. and yourself. belt and the metal components, such as buckles, tongues, retractors, flexible wires and anchors, work properly. If loose parts, 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—2006 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/28/05—tbrooks ੭

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