2006 MURANO OWNER'S MANUAL

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2006 MURANO OWNER'S MANUAL

  1. 1. ForewordWelcome to the growing family of new NISSAN tenance requirements, assisting you in the MODIFICATION OF YOUR VEHICLEowners. This vehicle is delivered to you with safe operation of your vehicle.confidence. It was produced using the latest This vehicle should not be modified. Modi-techniques and strict quality control. fication could affect its performance, WARNING safety or durability, and may even violateThis manual was prepared to help you under- governmental regulations. In addition,stand the operation and maintenance of your IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMA- damage or performance problems result-vehicle so that you may enjoy many miles of TION ing from modification may not be covereddriving pleasure. Please read through this under NISSAN warranties. REMINDERS FOR SAFETY!manual before operating your vehicle. Follow these important driving rules to WHEN READING THE MANUALA separate Warranty Information Booklet help ensure a safe and comfortable tripexplains details about the warranties cov- This manual includes information for all for you and your passengers! options available on this model. There-ering your vehicle. The NISSAN Service ¼ Never drive under the influence of fore, you may find some information thatand Maintenance Guide explains details alcohol or drugs. does not apply to your vehicle.about maintaining and servicing your ve-hicle. Additionally, a separate Customer ¼ Always observe posted speed limits All information, specifications and illustrations inCare/Lemon Law Booklet (U.S. only) will and never drive too fast for condi- this manual are those in effect at the time ofexplain how to resolve any concerns you tions. printing. NISSAN reserves the right to changemay have with your vehicle, as well as specifications or design at any time without ¼ Always use the seat belts. Refer to notice.clarify your rights under your state’s lemonlaw. “Child safety” and “Child restraints” in the “Safety — seats, seat belts andYour NISSAN dealer knows your vehicle best. supplemental restraint system” sec-When you require any service or have any tion for precautions regarding chil-questions, we will be glad to assist you with the dren.extensive resources available for you. ¼ Always provide information about theREAD FIRST — THEN DRIVE proper use of vehicle safety featuresSAFELY to all occupants of the vehicle.Before driving your vehicle please read ¼ Always review this Owner’s Manualyour Owner’s Manual carefully. This will for important safety information.ensure familiarity with controls and main- ੬ 05.8.26/Z50-D/V5.0 ੭
  2. 2. IMPORTANT INFORMATION CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65ABOUT THIS MANUAL WARNINGYou will see various symbols in this manual.They are used in the following ways: WARNING WARNING Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to the State ofThis is used to indicate the presence of a California to cause cancer and birth de-hazard that could cause death or serious fects or other reproductive harm. In ad-personal injury. To avoid or reduce the dition, certain fluids contained in ve-risk, the procedures must be followed hicles and certain products of com-precisely. ponent wear contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause SIC0697 cancer and birth defects or other repro- ductive harm. CAUTION If you see this symbol, it means Do not do this or Do not let this happen.This is used to indicate the presence of ahazard that could cause minor or moder-ate personal injury or damage to your If you see a symbol similar to these in anvehicle. To avoid or reduce the risk, the illustration, it means the arrow points to the frontprocedures must be followed carefully. of the vehicle. Arrows in an illustration that are similar to these indicate movement or action. © 2005 NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD. TOKYO, JAPAN Arrows in an illustration that are similar to these All rights reserved. No part of this Owner’s Manual may be call attention to an item in the illustration. reproduced or stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form, or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. ੬ 05.8.26/Z50-D/V5.0 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 dealerare our primary concerns. Your NISSAN dealer is always available to assist you with all your automobile sales and service needs.However, if there is something that your The Consumer Affairs Department will ask for You can write to NISSAN with the informationNISSAN dealer cannot assist you with or you the following information: on the left at:would like to provide NISSAN directly with — Your name, address, and telephone For U.S. customerscomments or questions, please contact our number Nissan North America, Inc.(NISSAN’s) Consumer Affairs Department us- — Vehicle identification number (on dash panel) Consumer Affairs Departmenting our toll-free number: — Date of purchase P.O. Box 191For U.S. customers — Current odometer reading Gardena, California 90248-0191 1-800-NISSAN-1 — Your NISSAN dealer’s name For Canadian customers (1-800-647-7261) — Your comments or questions Nissan Canada Inc.For Canadian customers OR 5290 Orbitor Drive 1-800-387-0122 Mississauga, Ontario L4W 4Z5 We appreciate your interest in NISSAN and thank you for buying a quality NISSAN vehicle. ੬ 05.8.26/Z50-D/V5.0 ੭
  4. 4. Table of Illustrated table of contentsContents Safety — seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system Instruments and controls Pre-driving checks and adjustments Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems Starting and driving In case of emergency Appearance and care Maintenance and do-it-yourself Technical and consumer information Index ੬ 05.8.26/Z50-D/V5.0 ੭
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  6. 6. 0 Illustrated table of contentsExterior front ........................................................................... 0-2 Instrument panel..................................................................... 0-5Exterior rear ............................................................................ 0-3 Meters and gauges ............................................................... 0-7Passenger compartment ...................................................... 0-4 Engine compartment check locations ............................. 0-8 ੬ 05.8.26/Z50-D/V5.0 ੭
  7. 7. EXTERIOR FRONT 1. Hood (Page 3-24) 2. Windshield wiper and washer switch (P.2-20)/Wiper replacement (P.8-18) 3. Headlight and turn signal switch (P.2-22)/ Bulb replacement (P.8-28) 4. Interior light (P.2-40) 5. Sunroof* (P.2-38) 6. Power windows (P.2-36) 7. Recovery hook (P.6-14) 8. Fog light switch* (P.2-27)/ Daytime running light (for Canada) (P.2-25) 9. Tires — Wheel and tires (P.8-30, P.9-9) — Flat tire (P.6-2) 10. Mirrors (P.3-30) 11. Doors — Keys (P.3-2) — Door locks (P.3-3) — Remote keyless entry system (P.3-5) (P.3-20) — Intelligent Key* (P.3-9) *: if so equipped SSI00080-2 Illustrated table of contents ੬ 05.8.26/Z50-D/V5.0 ੭
  8. 8. EXTERIOR REAR 1. Fuel-filler door (P.3-26)/Fuel recommenda- tion (P.9-3) 2. Side marker, Stop/Tail, Turn signal light (Bulb replacement) (P.8-28) 3. Rear window defroster switch (P.2-22) 4. High-mounted stop light (P.8-28) 5. Rear window wiper and washer switch (P.2-21) 6. Luggage light (P.2-42, P.8-28) 7. Back-up light (Bulb replacement) (P.8-28) 8. Lift gate opener switch (P.3-24) 9. Lift gate request switch (Intelligent Key)* (P.3-9) *: if so equipped SSI0073 Illustrated table of contents 0-3 ੬ 05.8.26/Z50-D/V5.0 ੭
  9. 9. PASSENGER COMPARTMENT 1. Seat belts (P.1-10) 2. Head restraints (P.1-8) 3. Supplemental curtain side-impact air bags (P.1-39) 4. Power windows (P.2-36) 5. Interior lights (P.2-40) 6. Sunroof* (P.2-38) 7. Front passenger air bag status light (P.1-47) 8. Inside mirror (P.3-30) — Automatic anti-glare inside mirror* (P.3-31) — HomeLink Universal Transceiver* (P.2-43) 9. Seats (P.1-2) 10. Supplemental side-impact air bags (P.1-39) 11. Console box (P.2-34) 12. Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) selector lever (P.5-13) *: if so equipped SSI01680-4 Illustrated table of contents ੬ 05.8.26/Z50-D/V5.0 ੭
  10. 10. INSTRUMENT PANEL 1. Headlight, fog light* and turn signal switch (P.2-22) 2. Trip odometer reset button (P.2-4) 3. Instrument brightness control switch (P.2-26) 4. Meters/gauges (P.2-3) 5. Windshield (P.2-20)/rear window (P.2-21) wiper and washer switch 6. Hazard warning flasher switch (P.2-27) 7. Center ventilator (P.4-19) 8. Audio control (P.4-27) 9. Display (P.4-2)/clock (P.4-4) 10. Rear window defroster and Heated outside mirror* switch (P.2-22) 11. Display screen control (P.4-2) and/or Navi- gation system*1 12. Passenger supplemental air bag (P.1-39) 13. Side ventilator (P.4-19) 14. Headlight aiming control switch* (P.2-25) 15. VDC (Vehicle dynamic control) off switch* (P.2-29) or Headlight aiming control* (P.2-25) 16. Steering switch for audio control* (P.4-43) 17. Fuse box cover (P.8-23) 18. Tilting steering wheel lock lever (P.3-28) 19. Driver supplemental air bag (P.1-39)/Horn (P.2-28) 20. Cruise control main/set switch (P.5-21) 21. Ignition switch/steering lock (P.5-9) (P.5-10) SSI0176 22. Heater/air conditioner control (P.4-23) Illustrated table of contents 0-5 ੬ 05.8.26/Z50-D/V5.0 ੭
  11. 11. 23. Coin box (P.2-31)24. Outside mirror remote control (P.3-32)25. Cellular phone holder (P.2-31)26. AWD lock switch (AWD models) (P.5-24)27. Heated seat switch* (P.2-28)28. Power outlet cover (P.2-30)29. Glove box (P.2-33)*: if so equipped*1: Refer to the separate Navigation System Owner’s Manual.0-6 Illustrated table of contents ੬ 05.8.26/Z50-D/V5.0 ੭
  12. 12. METERS AND GAUGES 1. Tachometer (P.2-4) 2. Turn signal indicator (P.2-27)/Hazard indica- tor (P.2-27) 3. Speedometer (P.2-4) 4. Engine coolant temperature gauge (P.2-5) 5. Fuel gauge (P.2-5) 6. Reset button for trip odometer (P.2-4) 7. Warning/Indicator lights (P.2-9) 8. Odometer (Total/Twin trip) (P.2-4) 9. CVT shift position indicator (P.5-12) SIC3031 Illustrated table of contents 0-7 ੬ 05.8.26/Z50-D/V5.0 ੭
  13. 13. ENGINE COMPARTMENT CHECKLOCATIONS 1. Power steering fluid reservoir (P.8-12) 2. Engine oil filler cap (P.8-9) 3. Brake fluid reservoir (P.8-13) 4. Air cleaner (P.8-17) 5. Windshield washer fluid reservoir (P.8-14) 6. Engine coolant reservoir (P.8-8) 7. Drive belts (P.8-16) 8. Radiator filler cap (P.8-8) 9. Engine oil dipstick (P.8-9) 10. Fuse/fusible link holder (P.8-23) 11. Battery (P.8-14) SDI17600-8 Illustrated table of contents ੬ 05.8.26/Z50-D/V5.0 ੭
  14. 14. 1 Safety — seats, seat belts and supplemen- tal restraint systemSeats ......................................................................................... 1-2 Child restraint installation on rear seat outboard Front manual seat adjustment....................................... 1-3 or center positions ........................................................ 1-23 Front power seat adjustment ........................................ 1-4 LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Rear seat adjustment ...................................................... 1-5 CHildren) system ........................................................... 1-28 Head restraint adjustment.............................................. 1-8 Top tether strap child restraint................................... 1-29 Active head restraint (front seats) ............................... 1-9 Installation on front passenger seat.......................... 1-31 Armrest ............................................................................... 1-9 Booster seats ....................................................................... 1-34Seat belts .............................................................................. 1-10 Precautions on booster seats .................................... 1-34 Precautions on seat belt usage ................................. 1-10 Booster seat installation on rear seat outboard Child safety ..................................................................... 1-12 or center positions ........................................................ 1-37 Pregnant women............................................................ 1-13 Booster seat installation on front passenger Injured persons............................................................... 1-13 seat.................................................................................... 1-38 Three-point type seat belt with retractor................. 1-14 Supplemental restraint system......................................... 1-39 Rear center seat belt.................................................... 1-17 Seat belt extenders ....................................................... 1-20 Precautions on supplemental restraint system ...... 1-39 Seat belt maintenance ................................................. 1-20 NISSAN advanced air bag system (front seats) ... 1-45Child restraints..................................................................... 1-21 Supplemental air bag warning labels ....................... 1-53 Precautions on child restraints................................... 1-21 Supplemental air bag warning light .......................... 1-54 ੬ 05.8.26/Z50-D/V5.0 ੭
  15. 15. SEATS SSS0133B WARNING ¼ For the most effective protection when the vehicle is in motion, the ¼ Do not ride in a moving vehicle when seat should be upright. Always sit the seatback is reclined. This can be well back in the seat and adjust the dangerous. The shoulder belt will not seat belt properly. See “Precautions be against your body. In an accident, on seat belt usage” later in this sec- you could be thrown into it and re- tion. ceive 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 05.8.26/Z50-D/V5.0 ੭
  16. 16. FRONT MANUAL SEATADJUSTMENT WARNINGAfter adjustment, gently rock in the seatto make sure it is securely locked. SSS0179A Forward and backward Reclining Pull the lever up k while you slide the seat 1 To recline the seatback, pull the lever up k and 2 forward or backward to the desired position. lean back. To bring the seatback forward again, Release the lever to lock the seat in position. pull the lever and move your body forward. The seatback moves forward. 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.) The seatback may also be reclined to allow occupants to rest when the vehicle is parked. Safety — seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-3 ੬ 05.8.26/Z50-D/V5.0 ੭
  17. 17. FRONT POWER SEATADJUSTMENT WARNING ¼ Do not adjust the driver’s seat while driving so full attention may be given to vehicle operation. ¼ Do not leave children unattended in- side the vehicle. They could unknow- ingly activate switches or controls. Unattended children could become involved in serious accidents. SPA1273C Forward and backward RecliningOperating tips Moving the switch k forward or backward will 1 Move the recline switch k backward until the 2¼ The seat motor has an auto-reset overload slide the seat forward or backward to the de- desired angle is obtained. To bring the seatback protection circuit. If the motor stops during sired position. forward again, move the switch forward. The operation, wait 30 seconds, then reactivate seatback will move forward. the switch. The reclining feature allows adjustment of the¼ Do not operate the power support seat seatback for occupants of different sizes for for a long period of time when the engine is added comfort and to help obtain proper seat off. This will discharge the battery. belt fit. (See “Precautions on seat belt usage” later in this section.) The seatback may also beSee “Automatic drive positioner” in the “3. Pre- reclined to allow occupants to rest when thedriving checks and adjustments” for automatic vehicle is parked.drive positioner operation.1-4 Safety — seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ 05.8.26/Z50-D/V5.0 ੭
  18. 18. SPA1275B SSS0280 SSS0569Seat lifter (if so equipped for driver’s Lumbar support (if so equipped for REAR SEAT ADJUSTMENTseat) driver’s seat) Folding1. Pull up or push down the switch k to adjust 1 The lumbar support feature provides lower back the seat height. support to the driver. Push each side of the 1. Secure the seat belt at the belt hooks on the switch to adjust the seat lumbar area. side wall. See “Seat belt hook” later in this2. Tilt up or down the switch k to adjust the 1 section. seat angle. 2. Secure the center seat belt and tongues into the retractor base. See “Stowing rear center seat belt” later in this section. 3. Put the seat belt buckles into the seat cush- ion. See “Storing rear seat belt buckles” later in this section. Safety — seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-5 ੬ 05.9.22/Z50-D/V5.0 ੭
  19. 19. 4. Remove the head restraints. See “Head re- straint adjustment” later in this section. are more likely to be seriously in- place cargo higher than the seat- jured or killed. backs. In a sudden stop or collision,5. Remove any cups from the rear cup holder unsecured cargo could cause per- and make sure the rear cup holder is empty. ¼ Do not allow people to ride in any sonal injury. area of your vehicle that is not6. Close the tonneau sub cover (if so equipped) equipped with seats and seat belts. ¼ When returning the seatbacks to the from each rear seatback. Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in upright position, be certain they are7. Pull the strap on the rear seat k or pull the A a seat and using a seat belt properly. completely secured in the latched po- lever k beside the cargo area and fold the B sition. If they are not completely se- seatback. ¼ Do not fold down the rear seats when cured, passengers may be injured in occupants are in the rear seat area or8. When returning the seatbacks, be sure to an accident or sudden stop. any luggage is on the rear seats. install the head restraints and attach the rear ¼ When returning the seatbacks, be center seat belt connector. ¼ Head restraints should be adjusted sure to attach the rear center seat properly as they may provide signifi- belt connector. cant protection against injury in an WARNING accident. Always replace and adjust ¼ Do not unfasten the rear center seat belt connector except when folding them properly if they have been re- ¼ Never allow anyone to ride in the down the rear seat. moved for any reason. cargo area or on the rear seat when it ¼ Do not remove the head restraints is in the fold-down position. Use of ¼ If the head restraints are removed for except when folding down the rear these areas by passengers without any reason, they should be securely seat or using certain child restraints. proper restraints could result in seri- stored to prevent them from causing injury to passengers or damage to ¼ When attaching the rear center seat ous injury in an accident or sudden the vehicle in case of sudden braking belt connector, be certain that the stop. or an accident. seatbacks are completely secured in ¼ It is extremely dangerous to ride in a the latched position and the rear cen- cargo area inside of a vehicle. In a ¼ Properly secure all cargo to help pre- ter seat belt connector is completely collision, people riding in these areas vent it from sliding or shifting. Do not secured.1-6 Safety — seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ 05.8.26/Z50-D/V5.0 ੭
  20. 20. ¼ If the rear center seat belt connector WARNING and the seatbacks are not secured in the correct position, serious personal ¼ Do not ride in a moving vehicle when injury may result in an accident or the seatback is reclined. This can be sudden stop. dangerous. The shoulder belt will not be against your body. In an accident, you could be thrown into it and re- ceive neck or other serious injuries. You could also slide under the lap belt and receive serious internal inju- ries. SSS0227 ¼ For the most effective protection when the vehicle is in motion, the Reclining seat should be upright. Always sit Pull the reclining strap k and position the seat 1 well back in the seat and adjust the back at the desired angle k . Release the 2 seat belt properly. See “Precautions reclining strap k after positioning the seat at 1 on seat belt usage” later in this sec- the desired angle. tion. The reclining feature allows adjustment of the ¼ After adjustment, check to be sure seatback for occupants of different sizes to help the seat is securely locked. obtain proper seat belt fit. (See “Precautions on seat belt usage” later in this section.) The seat- back may also be reclined to allow occupants to rest when the vehicle is parked. Safety — seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-7 ੬ 05.8.26/Z50-D/V5.0 ੭
  21. 21. WARNING ¼ Head restraints should be adjusted properly as they may provide signifi- cant protection against injury in an accident. Check the adjustment after someone else uses the seat. ¼ Do not remove the head restraints except when folding down the rear seat or using certain child restraints. Always replace and adjust them SSS0228A properly if they have been removed SSS0287 for any reason.HEAD RESTRAINT ADJUSTMENT Adjust the head restraints as illustrated so the ¼ If the head restraints are removed for center is level with the center of your ears.To raise the head restraint, just pull it up. any reason, they should be securelyTo lower, push the lock knob k and push the 1 stored to prevent them from causinghead restraint down. injury to passengers or damage to the vehicle in case of sudden brakingTo tilt the head restraint k , push it in the 2direction required (if so equipped). or an accident.To remove the head restraint when folding downthe rear seat or using certain child restraints,push the lock knob k and pull the head 1restraint out.1-8 Safety — seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ 05.8.26/Z50-D/V5.0 ੭
  22. 22. Always wear seat belts. No system can prevent all injuries in any acci- dent. ¼ Do not attach anything to the head restraint stalks. Doing so could im- pair active head restraint function. The head restraint moves forward utilizing the force that the seatback receives from the 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 SPA1278 SSS0229A helping absorb some of the forces that may leadACTIVE HEAD RESTRAINT (front to whiplash type injuries. ARMRESTseats) Active head restraints are effective for collisions Pull the armrest forward until it is horizontal. at low to medium speeds in which it is said that whiplash injury occurs most. WARNING Active head restraints operate only in certain rear-end collisions. After the collision, the head ¼ Always adjust the head restraints restraints return to their original positions. properly as specified in the previous section. Failure to do so can reduce Properly adjust the active head restraints as the effectiveness of the active head described in the previous section. restraint. ¼ Active head restraints are designed to supplement other safety systems. Safety — seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-9 ੬ 05.8.26/Z50-D/V5.0 ੭
  23. 23. SEAT BELTSPRECAUTIONS ON SEAT BELTUSAGEIf you are wearing your seat belt properly ad-justed and you are sitting upright and well backin your seat, your chances of being injured orkilled in an accident and/or the severity of injurymay be greatly reduced. NISSAN strongly en-courages you and all of your passengers tobuckle up every time you drive, even if yourseating position includes a supplemental air bag.Most states, provinces or territories re-quire that seat belts be worn at all timeswhen a vehicle is being driven. SSS0136A WARNING accident. Serious injury or death can occur if the seat belt is not worn ¼ Every person who drives or rides in properly. this vehicle should use a seat belt at ¼ Always route the shoulder belt over all times. Children should be properly your shoulder and across your chest. restrained in the rear seat and, if Never run the belt behind your back, appropriate, in a child restraint. under your arm or across your neck. ¼ The seat belt should be properly ad- The belt should be away from your justed to a snug fit. Failure to do so face and neck, but not falling off your may reduce the effectiveness of the shoulder. entire restraint system and increase the chance or severity of injury in an1-10 Safety — seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ 05.8.26/Z50-D/V5.0 ੭
  24. 24. ¼ Position the lap belt as low and snug as possible AROUND THE HIPS, NOT THE WAIST. A lap belt worn too high could increase the risk of internal injuries in an accident.¼ Be sure the seat belt tongue is se- curely fastened to the proper buckle.¼ Do not wear the seat belt inside out or twisted. Doing so may reduce its effectiveness.¼ Do not allow more than one person to use the same belt. SSS0134A¼ Never carry more people in the ve- retractor. See a NISSAN dealer. and continue to operate properly. hicle than there are seat belts. Seat belt assemblies not in use dur- ¼ Removal and installation of the pre-¼ If the seat belt warning light glows ing a collision should also be in- tensioner seat belt system compo- continuously while the ignition is spected and replaced if either dam- nents should be done by a NISSAN turned ON with all doors closed and age or improper operation is noted. dealer. all seat belts fastened, it may indi- ¼ All child restraints and attaching cate a malfunction in the system. ¼ All seat belt assemblies, including hardware should be inspected after Have the system checked by a retractors and attaching hardware, any collision. Always follow the re- should be inspected after any colli- NISSAN dealer. straint manufacturer’s inspection in- sion by a NISSAN dealer. NISSAN structions and replacement recom-¼ Once the pre-tensioner seat belt has recommends that all seat belt as- mendations. The child restraints activated, it cannot be reused and semblies in use during a collision be should be replaced if they are dam- must be replaced together with the replaced unless the collision was mi- aged. nor and the belts show no damage Safety — seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-11 ੬ 05.8.26/Z50-D/V5.0 ੭
  25. 25. CHILD SAFETY Children need adults to help protect them. WARNING They need to be properly restrained. Infants and children need special pro- In addition to the general information in this tection. The vehicle’s seat belts may not manual, child safety information is available from fit them properly. The shoulder belt may many other sources, including doctors, teachers, government traffic safety offices, and community come too close to the face or neck. The organizations. Every child is different, so be sure lap belt may not fit over their small hip to learn the best way to transport your child. bones. In an accident, an improperly fitting seat belt could cause serious or There are three basic types of child restraint fatal injury. Always use appropriate systems: child restraints. ¼ Rear facing child restraint SSS0016 ¼ Front facing child restraint All U.S. states and Canadian provinces or terri- ¼ Booster seat tories require the use of approved child re- straints for infants and small children. (See The proper restraint depends on the child’s size. “Child restraints” later in this section.) Generally, infants (up to about 1 year and less than 20 lb (9 kg)) should be placed in rear facing Also, there are other types of child restraints child restraints. Front facing child restraints are available for larger children for additional protec- available for children who outgrow rear facing tion. child restraints and are at least 1 year old. Booster seats are used to help position a vehicle NISSAN recommends that all pre-teens lap/shoulder belt on a child who can no longer and children be restrained in the rear seat. use a front facing child restraint. According to accident statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seat than in the front seat. This is especially important because your vehicle has a supplemental restraint system (air SSS0014 bag system) for the front passenger. See1-12 Safety — seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ 05.8.26/Z50-D/V5.0 ੭
  26. 26. “Supplemental restraint system” later in Larger childrenthis section. Children who are too large for child restraints WARNINGInfants should be seated and restrained by the seat belts which are provided. The seat belt may not Never let a child stand or kneel on anyInfants up to at least one year old should be seat and do not allow a child in the fit properly if the child is less than 4 feet 9 inchesplaced in a rear facing child restraint. NISSAN (142.5 cm) tall and weighs between 40 lbs (18 cargo areas while the vehicle is moving.recommends that infants be placed in child kg) and 80 lbs (36 kg). A booster seat should be The child could be seriously injured orrestraints that comply with Federal Motor Ve- used to obtain proper seat belt fit. killed in an accident or sudden stop.hicle Safety Standards or Canadian Motor Ve-hicle Safety Standards. You should choose a NISSAN recommends that a child be placed in achild restraint which fits your vehicle and always commercially available booster seat if the shoul- PREGNANT WOMENfollow the manufacturer’s instructions for instal- der belt in the child’s seating position fits closelation and use. to the face or neck or if the lap portion of the seat NISSAN recommends that pregnant women use belt goes across the abdomen. The booster seat seat belts. The seat belt should be worn snug,Small children should raise the child so that the shoulder belt is and always position the lap belt as low asChildren that are over one year old and weight properly positioned across the top, middle por- possible around the hips, not the waist. Placebetween 20 lbs (9 kg) and 40 lbs (18 kg) can be tion of the shoulder and the lap belt is low on the the shoulder belt over your shoulder and acrossplaced in a forward facing child restraint. Refer hips. A booster seat can only be used in seating your chest. Never run the lap/shoulder belt overto the manufacturer’s instructions for minimum positions that have a three-point type seat belt. your abdominal area. Contact your doctor forand maximum weight and height recommenda- The booster seat should fit the vehicle seat and specific recommendations.tions. NISSAN recommends that small children have a label certifying that it complies with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards or Ca- INJURED PERSONSbe placed in child restraints that comply withFederal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards or Ca- nadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. Once NISSAN recommends that injured persons usenadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. You the child has grown so the shoulder belt is no seat belts, depending on the injury. Check withshould choose a child restraint that fits your longer on or near the face and neck, use the your doctor for specific recommendations.vehicle and always follow the manufacturer’s shoulder belt without the booster seat.instructions for installation and use. Safety — seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-13 ੬ 05.8.26/Z50-D/V5.0 ੭
  27. 27. THREE-POINT TYPE SEAT BELTWITH RETRACTOR WARNING ¼ Every person who drives or rides in this vehicle should use a seat belt at all times. ¼ Do not ride in a moving vehicle when the seatback is reclined. This can be dangerous. The shoulder belt will not be against your body. In an accident, you could be thrown into it and re- SSS0292 SSS0293 ceive neck or other serious injuries. Front seat Rear seat You could also slide under the lap Fastening the seat belts ¼ If the seat belt cannot be pulled from its belt and receive serious internal inju- fully retracted position, firmly pull the 1. Adjust the seat. See “Seats” earlier in this belt and release it. Then smoothly pull ries. section. the belt out of the retractor. ¼ For the most effective protection 2. Slowly pull the seat belt out of the retractor when the vehicle is in motion, the and insert the tongue into the buckle until it seat should be upright. Always sit clicks. For additional information regarding well back in the seat and adjust the the rear center seat belt, see “Rear center seat belt properly. seat belt” later in this section. ¼ The retractor is designed to lock during a sudden stop or on impact. A slow pulling motion will permit the belt to move, and allow you some freedom of movement in the seat.1-14 Safety — seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ 05.8.26/Z50-D/V5.0 ੭
  28. 28. WARNING ¼ When fastening the seat belts, be certain that the seatbacks are com- pletely secured in the latched posi- tion. If they are not completely se- cured, passengers may be injured in an accident or sudden stop. ¼ When attaching the rear center seat belt connector, be certain that the seatbacks are completely secured in SSS0290 SSS0291A the latched position and the rear cen- Front seat Rear seat ter seat belt connector is completely3. Position the lap belt portion low and snug restraints” later in this section. secured. on the hips as shown. The automatic locking mode should be used only for child restraint installation. ¼ If the rear center seat belt connector4. Pull the shoulder belt portion toward the and the seatbacks are not secured in retractor to take up extra slack. Make sure the During normal seat belt use by a passen- ger, the locking mode should not be acti- the correct position, serious personal shoulder belt is routed over your shoulder vated. If it is activated it may cause uncom- injury may result in an accident or and across your chest. fortable seat belt tension. It can also sudden stop.The front passenger and rear seat belts have a change the operation of the front passen-locking mechanism for child restraint installation. ger air bag. See “Front passenger air bagIt is referred to as the automatic locking mode. and status light” later in this section.When the locking mechanism is activated theseat belt cannot be extended again until the seatbelt tongue is detached from the buckle and fullyretracted. For additional information, see “Child Safety — seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-15 ੬ 05.8.26/Z50-D/V5.0 ੭
  29. 29. ward. The retractor should lock and restrict further belt movement. If the retractor does not lock during this check or if you have any questions about belt operation, see a NISSAN dealer. SSS0326 SSS0351AUnfastening the seat belts Shoulder belt height adjustmentTo unfasten the belt, push the button on the (Except for rear center seat)buckle. The seat belt will automatically retract. The shoulder belt anchor height should be ad- justed to the position best suited for you. (SeeChecking seat belt operation “Precautions on seat belt usage” earlier in thisYour seat belt retractors are designed to lock section.) To adjust, pull the release button k , 1belt movement using two separate methods: and then move the shoulder belt anchor k to 2 the desired position, so that the belt passes over¼ when the belt is pulled quickly from the the center of the shoulder. The belt should be retractor. away from your face and neck, but not falling off of your shoulder. Release the adjustment button¼ when the vehicle slows down rapidly. k to lock the shoulder belt anchor into position. 1You can check their operation as follows:¼ grasp the shoulder belt and pull quickly for-1-16 Safety — seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ 05.8.26/Z50-D/V5.0 ੭
  30. 30. WARNING¼ After adjustment, release the adjust- ment button and try to move the shoulder belt anchor up and down to make sure it is securely fixed in po- sition.¼ The shoulder belt anchor height should be adjusted to the position best for you. Failure to do so may reduce the effectiveness of the entire restraint system and increase the SSS0231 SSS0391 chance or severity of injury in an accident. Seat belt hook REAR CENTER SEAT BELT When folding down the rear seat, hook the rear The rear center seat belt has a connector tongue seat belt at the belt hook. k and a seat belt tongue k . Both the con- 1 2 nector tongue and the seat belt tongue must be securely latched for proper seat belt operation. The connector tongue k should always be 1 connected except when folding down the rear seat. Safety — seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-17 ੬ 05.8.26/Z50-D/V5.0 ੭
  31. 31. Stowing rear center seat belt When folding down the rear seat, the rear center seat belt can be retracted into a stowed position as follows: 1. Hold the connector tongue k so that the 1 seat belt does not retract suddenly when the tongue is released from the connector buckle. 2. Inserting a suitable tool such as key k into A the connector buckle and release the con- nector tongue k .1 SSS0241 3. Secure the seat belt tongue into the retractor base first k . 2 4. Then secure the connector tongue into the WARNING retractor base k . 3 ¼ Always fasten the connector tongue and the seat belt in the order shown. WARNING ¼ Always make sure both the connec- ¼ Do not unfasten the rear center seat tor tongue and the seat belt tongue belt connector except when folding are secured when using the seat belt. down the rear seat. Do not use it with only the seat belt ¼ When attaching the rear center seat tongue attached. This could result in belt connector, be certain that the serious personal injury in case of an seatbacks are completely secured in accident or a sudden stop. the latched position and the rear SSS02251-18 Safety — seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ 05.8.26/Z50-D/V5.0 ੭
  32. 32. Attaching rear center seat belt center seat belt connector is com- pletely secured. Always be sure the rear center seat belt connec- tor tongue and connector buckle are attached.¼ If the rear center seat belt connector Disconnect only when folding down the rear and the seatbacks are not secured in seat. the correct position, serious personal To connect the buckle: injury may result in an accident or sudden stop. 1. Pull out the connector tongue from the re- tractor base k . 1 2. Pull out the seat belt tongue from the retrac- tor base k . 2 3. Pull the seat belt and secure the connector buckle until it clicks k . 3 The center seat belt connector tongue and buckle are indicated by the “̄” and “̆” mark. The center seat belt connector tongue can be attached only into the rear center seat belt connector buckle. To fasten the seat belt, see “Fastening the seat belt” earlier in this section. WARNING ¼ Do not unfasten the rear center seat belt connector except when folding down the rear seat. SSS0232 Safety — seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-19 ੬ 05.8.26/Z50-D/V5.0 ੭
  33. 33. ¼ When attaching the rear center seat WARNING belt connector, be certain that the seatbacks are completely secured in ¼ Only NISSAN seat belt extenders, the latched position and the rear cen- made by the same company which ter seat belt connector is completely made the original equipment seat secured. belts, should be used with NISSAN ¼ If the rear center seat belt connector seat belts. and the seatbacks are not secured in ¼ Adults and children who can use the the correct position, serious personal standard seat belt should not use an injury may result in an accident or extender. Such unnecessary use sudden stop. could result in serious personal in- SSS0235 jury in the event of an accident. Storing rear seat belt buckles ¼ Never use seat belt extenders to in- stall child restraints. If the child re- Before folding down the seat, put the buckles in straint is not secured properly, the the storage of the seat cushion to avoid drop- child could be seriously injured in a ping it under the seat cushion. collision or a sudden stop. SEAT BELT EXTENDERS If, because of body size or driving position, it is SEAT BELT MAINTENANCE not possible to properly fit the lap-shoulder belt ¼ To clean the seat belt webbings, apply a and fasten it, an extender is available. The ex- mild soap solution or any solution recom- tender adds approximately 8 inches (200 mm) of mended for cleaning upholstery or carpets. length and may be used for either the driver or Then brush the webbing, wipe it with a cloth front passenger seating position. See a NISSAN and allow it to dry in the shade. Do not allow dealer for assistance if the extender is required. the seat belts to retract until they are com- pletely dry.1-20 Safety — seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ 05.8.26/Z50-D/V5.0 ੭
  34. 34. CHILD RESTRAINTS¼ If dirt builds up in the shoulder belt guide of PRECAUTIONS ON CHILD the seat belt anchors, the seat belts may ¼ NISSAN recommends that the child RESTRAINTS retract slowly. Wipe the shoulder belt guide restraint be installed in the rear seat. with a clean, dry cloth. According to accident statistics, chil-¼ Periodically check to see that the seat WARNING dren are safer when properly re- belt and the metal components such as strained in the rear seat than in the buckles, tongues, retractors, flexible wires ¼ Infants and small children should al- front seat. and anchors work properly. If loose parts, ways be placed in an appropriate ¼ An improperly installed child re- deterioration, cuts or other damage on the child restraint while riding in the ve- webbing is found, the entire belt assembly straint could lead to serious injury or hicle. Failure to use a child restraint should be replaced. death in an accident. can result in serious injury or death. ¼ Infants and small children should In general, child restraints are designed to be never be carried on your lap. It is not installed with the lap portion of a three-point type possible for even the strongest adult seat belt. In addition, this vehicle is equipped to resist the forces of a severe acci- with a universal child restraint lower anchor dent. The child could be crushed be- system, referred to as the LATCH (Lower An- tween the adult and parts of the ve- chors and Tethers for CHildren) system. Some hicle. Also, do not put the same seat child restraints include two rigid or webbing- belt around both your child and your- mounted attachments that can be connected to self. these lower anchors. For details, see “LATCH ¼ Never install a rear-facing child re- (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) SYS- straint in the front seat. An inflating TEM” later in this section. supplemental air bag could seriously Child restraints for infants and children of various injure or kill your child. A rear facing sizes are offered by several manufacturers. child restraint must only be used in When selecting any child restraint, keep the following points in mind: the rear seat. ¼ Choose only a restraint with a label certifying that it complies with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety — seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-21 ੬ 05.8.26/Z50-D/V5.0 ੭
  35. 35. Safety Standard 213 or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213. and use. When purchasing a child ¼ If you must install a front facing child restraint, be sure to select one which restraint in the front seat, see “Child¼ Check the child restraint in your vehicle to be will fit your child and vehicle. It may restraint installation on front passen- sure it is compatible with the vehicle’s seat not be possible to properly install ger seat” later in this section for and seat belt system. some types of child restraints in your details.¼ If the child restraint is compatible with your vehicle. vehicle, place your child in the child restraint ¼ When your child restraint is not in ¼ If the child restraint is not anchored use, keep it secured with a seat belt and check the various adjustments to be sure properly, the risk of a child being the child restraint is compatible with your to prevent it from being thrown injured in a collision or a sudden stop around in case of a sudden stop or child. Choose a child restraint that is de- greatly increases. accident. signed for your child’s height and weight. Always follow all recommended procedures. ¼ Adjustable seatbacks should be po- sitioned to fit the child restraint, butAll U.S. states and Canadian provinces re- as upright as possible.quire that infants and small children be CAUTIONrestrained in approved child restraints at ¼ After attaching the child restraint,all times while the vehicle is being oper- test it before you place the child in it. Remember that a child restraint left in aated. Push it from side to side. Try to tug it closed vehicle can become very hot. forward and check to see if the belt Check the seating surface and buckles holds the restraint in place. The child WARNING restraint should not move more than before placing your child in the child restraint. 1 inch (25 mm). If the restraint is not ¼ Improper use of a child restraint can secure, tighten the belt as necessary, increase the risk or severity of injury or put the restraint in another seat for both the child and other occu- and test it again. You may need to try pants of the vehicle. a different child restraint. Not all ¼ Follow all of the child restraint manu- child restraints fit in all types of facturer’s instructions for installation vehicles.1-22 Safety — seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ 05.8.26/Z50-D/V5.0 ੭
  36. 36. CHILD RESTRAINT INSTALLATIONON REAR SEAT OUTBOARD ORCENTER POSITIONS WARNING¼ The three-point seat belt in your ve- hicle is equipped with a locking mode retractor which must be used when installing a child restraint.¼ Failure to use the automatic locking mode will result in the child restraint SSS0252A SSS0342 not being properly secured. The re- Rear outboard seat Rear center seat straint could tip over or otherwise be Front facing head restraint when the child restraint is unsecured and cause injury to the removed. If the seating position does not child in a sudden stop or collision. When you install a child restraint in a rear have an adjustable head restraint and it is outboard or center seat, follow these steps: interfering with the proper child restraint fit,¼ When installing a child restraint sys- try another seating position or a different tem in the rear center position, both 1. Position the child restraint on the seat. Al- child restraint. the center seat belt connector tongue ways follow the restraint manufacturer’s in- structions. and buckle tongue must be secured. See “Attaching rear center seat belt” The back of the child restraint should be earlier in this section. secured against the vehicle seatback. If nec- essary, adjust or remove the head restraint to obtain the correct child restraint 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 Safety — seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-23 ੬ 05.8.26/Z50-D/V5.0 ੭
  37. 37. SSS0253E SSS0422 SSS04232. Route the seat belt tongue through the child 3. Pull on the shoulder belt until all of the belt is 4. Allow the belt to retract. Pull up on the restraint and insert it into the buckle until you fully extended. At this time, the belt retractor shoulder belt to remove any slack in the belt. hear and feel the latch engage. is in the automatic locking mode (child re- Be sure to follow the child restraint manufac- straint mode). It reverts back to emergency turer’s instructions for belt routing. locking mode when the belt is fully retracted.1-24 Safety — seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ 05.8.26/Z50-D/V5.0 ੭
  38. 38. webbing out of the retractor, the belt 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 is allowed to wind back into the retractor, the automatic locking mode (child restraint mode) will be canceled. SSS0333 SSS0392 Rear outboard seat5. Before placing the child in the child restraint, Rear facing use force to push the child restraint from side to side, and tug it forward to make sure that it When you install a child restraint in a rear is securely held in place. It should not move outboard or center seat, follow these steps: more than 1 inch (25 mm). If it does move 1. Position the child restraint on the seat. Al- more than 1 inch (25 mm), pull again on the ways follow the restraint manufacturer’s in- shoulder belt to further tighten the child structions. restraint. If unable to properly secure the restraint, move the restraint to another rear seating position and try again, or try a differ- ent child restraint. Not all child restraints fit in all types of vehicles.6. Check that the retractor is in the automatic locking mode by trying to pull more belt out of the retractor. If you cannot pull any more belt Safety — seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-25 ੬ 05.8.26/Z50-D/V5.0 ੭
  39. 39. SSS0358 SSS0335 SSS0258A Rear center seat 2. Route the seat belt tongue through the child 3. Pull on the shoulder belt until all of the belt is restraint and insert it into the buckle until you fully extended. At this time, the belt retractor hear and feel the latch engage. is in the automatic locking mode (child re- Be sure to follow the child restraint manufac- straint mode). It reverts back to emergency turer’s instructions for belt routing. locking mode when the belt is fully retracted.1-26 Safety — seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ 05.8.26/Z50-D/V5.0 ੭

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