2007 ARMADA OWNER'S MANUAL
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Classic Cars Nissan offers you excellent sales and service on new or used Nissan vehicles. Stop in and test drive a Nissan 2007 ARMADA or any car or truck today! We're located Hainesport New Jersey ...

Classic Cars Nissan offers you excellent sales and service on new or used Nissan vehicles. Stop in and test drive a Nissan 2007 ARMADA or any car or truck today! We're located Hainesport New Jersey between Cherry Hill and Mount Holly. Only 20 minutes from Philadelphia. Classic Cars Nissan 1513 Route 38 Hainesport, NJ 08036 866-CLASSIC or 866-252-7742

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  • 1. FOREWORD READ FIRST—THEN DRIVE SAFELYWelcome to the growing family of new NISSAN Before driving your vehicle please read this Own- For descriptions specified for four-wheel driveowners. This vehicle is delivered to you with er’s Manual carefully. This will ensure familiarity models, a mark is placed at the begin-confidence. It was produced using the latest with controls and maintenance requirements, as- ning of the applicable sections/items.techniques and strict quality control. sisting you in the safe operation of your vehicle. As with other vehicles with features forThis manual was prepared to help you under- off-road use, failure to operate four-wheelstand the operation and maintenance of your WARNING drive models correctly may result in loss ofvehicle so that you may enjoy many miles (kilome- IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION RE- control or an accident. Be sure to readters) of driving pleasure. Please read through this MINDERS FOR SAFETY! “Driving safety precautions” in the “Start-manual before operating your vehicle. ing and driving” section of this manual. Follow these important driving rules toA separate Warranty Information Booklet help ensure a safe and comfortable tripexplains details about the warranties cov- for you and your passengers!ering your vehicle. The “NISSAN Service ON-PAVEMENT AND OFF-ROAD DRIVING ● NEVER drive under the influence of al-and Maintenance Guide” explains details This vehicle will handle and maneuver cohol or drugs.about maintaining and servicing your ve- differently from an ordinary passengerhicle. Additionally, a separate Customer ● ALWAYS observe posted speed limits car because it has a higher center ofCare/Lemon Law Booklet (U.S. only) will and never drive too fast for conditions. gravity for off-road use. As with otherexplain how to resolve any concerns you vehicles with features of this type, fail- ● ALWAYS give your full attention to drivingmay have with your vehicle, as well as and avoid using vehicle features or taking ure to operate this vehicle correctly mayclarify your rights under your state’s lemon other actions that could distract you. result in loss of control or an accident.law. ● ALWAYS use your seat belts and appro- Be sure to read “On-pavement and off-Your NISSAN dealership knows your vehicle priate child restraint systems. Pre-teenbest. When you require any service or have any road driving precautions”, and “Avoid- children should be seated in the rear seat. ing collision and rollover”, and “Drivingquestions, they will be glad to assist you with theextensive resources available to them. ● ALWAYS provide information about the safety precautions”, in the “Starting and proper use of vehicle safety features to driving” section of this manual. all occupants of the vehicle. ● ALWAYS review this owner’s manual for important safety information. ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 2. WHEN READING THE MANUALMODIFICATION OF YOUR VEHICLE This manual includes information for all options available on this model. Therefore, you may findThis vehicle should not be modified. some information that does not apply to yourModification could affect its vehicle.performance, safety or durability, and All information, specifications and illustrations inmay even violate governmental this manual are those in effect at the time ofregulations. In addition, damage or per- printing. NISSAN reserves the right to changeformance problems resulting from specifications or design without notice and with-modifications may not be covered under out obligation.NISSAN warranties. IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THIS MANUAL You will see various symbols in this manual. They are used in the following ways: APD1005 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 a hazard that could cause death or serious personal 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 the precisely. vehicle. CAUTION This is used to indicate the presence of a Arrows in an illustration that are similar to these hazard that could cause minor or moder- indicate movement or action. ate personal injury or damage to your ve- hicle. To avoid or reduce the risk, the pro- cedures must be followed carefully. Arrows in an illustration that are similar to these call attention to an item in the illustration. ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 3. CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 CALIFORNIA PERCHLORATEWARNING ADVISORY Some vehicle parts, such as lithium batter- WARNING ies, may contain perchlorate material. TheEngine exhaust, some of its constituents, following advisory is provided: “Perchlor-and certain vehicle components contain ate Material – special handling may apply,or emit chemicals known to the State of See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/California to cause cancer and birth de- perchlorate.”fects or other reproductive harm. In addi-tion, certain fluids contained in vehiclesand certain products of component wearcontain or emit chemicals known to theState of California to cause cancer andbirth defects or other reproductive harm. © 2006 NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC. All rights reserved. No part of this Owner’s Manual may be 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 North America, Inc. ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 4. NISSAN CUSTOMER CARE PROGRAMNISSAN CARES . . .Both NISSAN and your NISSAN dealer are dedicated to serving all your automotive needs. Your satisfaction with your vehicle and your NISSAN dealer areour primary concerns. Your NISSAN dealer is always available to assist you with all your automobile sales and service needs.However, if there is something that your NISSAN The Consumer Affairs Department will ask for 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 685003number: side) Franklin, TN 37068-5003For 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—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 5. Table of Illustrated table of contents 0Contents Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1 Instruments and controls 2 Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3 Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4 Starting and driving 5 In case of emergency 6 Appearance and care 7 Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8 Technical and consumer information 9 Index 10
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  • 7. 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-9Passenger compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-5 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 8. AIRBAGS, SEAT BELTS AND CHILDRESTRAINTS 1. 3rd row bench seat belts (P. 1-15) 2. 2nd row seat belts (P. 1-15) 3. Supplemental curtain side-impact and rollover air bags (P. 1-47) 4. Front seat belts (P. 1-15) 5. Supplemental front-impact air bags (P.1-47) 6. Seats (P. 1-2) 7. Occupant classification sensor (pressure sensor) (P.1-54) 8. Seat belt pre-tensioners (P. 1-60) 9. Supplemental side-impact air bag (if so equipped) (P. 1-47) 10. LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) (P. 1-27) 11. Top tether strap anchor (P. 1-30) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. LII00210-2 Illustrated table of contents ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 9. EXTERIOR FRONT 1. Engine hood (P. 3-9) 2. Windshield wiper and washer switch (P. 2-22) 3. Windshield (P. 8-18) 4. Power windows (P. 2-44) 5. Door locks, keyfob, keys (P. 3-3, 3-5, 3-2) 6. Mirrors (P. 3-18) 7. Tire pressure (P. 9-12) 8. Flat tire (P. 6-2) 9. Tire chains (P. 8-37) 10. Replacing bulbs (P. 8-28) 11. Headlight and turn signal switch (P. 2-24) 12. Fog light switch (P. 2-28) 13. Tow hooks (if so equipped) (P. 6-13) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. LII0020 Illustrated table of contents 0-3 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 10. EXTERIOR REAR 1. Roof rack (P. 2-43) 2. Vehicle loading (P. 9-13) 3. Glass hatch (P. 3-14) 4. Rear window washer (P.2-23) 5. Glass hatch release (P.3-14) 6. Lift gate release (P. 3-13) 7. Rearview monitor (if so equipped) (P.4-14) 8. Replacing bulbs (P. 8-28) 9. Fuel-filler cap, fuel recommendation (P. 3-15, P. 9-3, 9-4) 10. Fuel-filler door (P. 3-15) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. LII00670-4 Illustrated table of contents ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 11. PASSENGER COMPARTMENT 1. Rear ventilators (P. 4-16) 2. Storage (P. 2-33) 3. DVD entertainment system (if so equipped) (P. 4-39) 4. Sunroof (if so equipped) (P. 2-47) 5. Map lights (P. 2-50) 6. Sun visors (P. 3-17) 7. HomeLinkா (P. 2-51) 8. Glove box (P. 2-33) 9. Seats (P. 1-2) 10. Cup holders (P. 2-37) 11. Luggage storage (P. 2-41) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. LII0022 Illustrated table of contents 0-5 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 12. INSTRUMENT PANEL 1. Ventilators (P. 4-16) 2. Instrument brightness control (P. 2-27) 3. Headlight/fog light (if so equipped)/turn signal switch (P. 2-24) 4. Steering wheel switch for audio control (P. 4-36) 5. Driver supplemental air bag/horn (P. 1-47, P. 2-29) 6. Meters, gauges and warning/indicator lights (P. 2-3, 2-12) 7. Cruise control main/set switches (P. 5-15) 8. Windshield wiper/washer switch and rear window wiper/washer switch (P. 2-22, P. 2-23) 9. Ignition switch (P. 5-8) 10. Navigation system* (if so equipped) (P. 4-2) 11. Navigation system* controls (if so equipped) (P. 4-2) 12. Audio system controls (P. 4-21) 13. Front passenger supplemental air bag (P. 1-47) 14. Glove box (P. 2-35) 15. Climate controls (P. 4-17) 16. Aux jack (if so equipped) (P. 4-35) WIC08510-6 Illustrated table of contents ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 13. 17. Heated seat switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-29)18. Power outlet/cigarette lighter (accessory) (P. 2-31/P. 2-32)19. Vehicle dynamic control (VDC) off switch (P. 2-30)20. Tow mode switch (P. 2-31)21. Shift selector lever (P. 5-10)22. Power outlet (P. 2-31)23. Front passenger air bag status light (P. 1-56)24. Hazard lights (P. 2-28)25. 4WD shift switch (if so equipped) (P. 5-18)26. Tilt steering wheel control (P. 3-16)27. Rear sonar system off switch (P. 2-30)28. Pedal position adjustment switch (P. 3-16)29. Lift gate open/close switch (if so equipped) (P. 3-10)*: Refer to the separate Navigation System Own-er’s Manual (if so equipped).See the page number indicated in paren-theses for operating details. Illustrated table of contents 0-7 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 14. ENGINE COMPARTMENT CHECKLOCATIONS 1. Battery (P. 8-13) 2. Fuse/fusible link box (P. 8-21) 3. Transmission dipstick (P. 8-11) 4. Engine oil filler cap (P. 8-8) 5. Brake fluid reservoir (P. 8-12) 6. Windshield washer fluid reservoir (P. 8-12) 7. Air cleaner (P. 8-17) 8. Drive belt location (P.8-15) 9. Radiator cap (P. 8-7) 10. Power steering fluid reservoir (P. 8-11) 11. Engine oil dipstick (P. 8-8) 12. Engine coolant reservoir (P. 8-7) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. WDI04910-8 Illustrated table of contents ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 15. WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTS Warning Name Page Warning Name Page Indicator Name Page light light light Anti-lock brake 2-13 Door open warning 2-14 Automatic transmis- 2-17 warning light light sion position indica- or tor light Engine oil pressure 2-14 low/engine coolant Cruise main switch 2-17 Automatic transmis- 2-13 temperature high indicator light sion check warning warning light Cruise set switch 2-17 light 4WD warning light 2-15 indicator light Automatic transmis- 2-13 ( model) 4WD shift indicator 2-18 sion park warning Low fuel warning 2-15 light ( light ( light model) model) Low tire pressure 2-15 Front passenger air 2-18 Brake warning light 2-13 warning light bag status light or Low windshield 2-16 High beam indicator 2-18 washer fluid warning light (Blue) light Charge warning 2-14 Malfunction indica- 2-18 light Seat belt warning 2-17 tor light (MIL) light and chime Check suspension 2-14 Security indicator 2-19 warning light (if so Supplemental air 2-17 light equipped) bag warning light Illustrated table of contents 0-9 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 16. Indicator Name Page light Slip indicator light 2-19 Transfer 4LO posi- 2-19 tion indicator light ( model) Turn signal/hazard 2-19 indicator lights Vehicle dynamic 2-19 control off indicator light0-10 Illustrated table of contents ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 17. 1 Safety—Seats, seat belts andsupplemental restraint systemSeats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 Three-point type seat belt with retractor . . . . . . . . . . 1-19 Front manual seat adjustment — Seat belt extenders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-25 passenger’s side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 Seat belt maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-25 Front power seat adjustment (for driver’s Child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-25 seat and if so equipped for passenger’s Precautions on child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-25 seat) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4 Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren 2nd row captain’s chair adjustment system (LATCH). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-27 (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5 Top tether strap child restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-30 2nd row bench seat adjustment Child restraint installation using LATCH . . . . . . . . . . 1-32 (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6 Child restraint installation using the seat Head restraint adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-8 belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-36 Active head restraint (front seats). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-9 Booster seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-42 Armrests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-9 Precautions on booster seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-42 Flexible seating. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-10 Booster seat installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-44Seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-15 Supplemental restraint system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-47 Precautions on seat belt usage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-15 Precautions on supplemental restraint Child safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-17 system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-47 Pregnant women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-19 Supplemental air bag warning labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-62 Injured persons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-19 Supplemental air bag warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-62 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 18. SEATS FRONT MANUAL SEAT ADJUSTMENT — PASSENGER’S SIDE 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 with both feet on the floor and dangerous. The shoulder belt will not adjust the seat properly. See “Precau- be against your body. In an accident, tions on Seat Belt Usage” later in this you could be thrown into it and receive section. neck or other serious injuries. You could also slide under the lap belt and ● After adjustment, gently rock in the seat receive serious internal injuries. to make sure it is securely locked. ● Do not leave children unattended inside the vehicle. They could unknowingly ac- tivate switches or controls. Unattended children could become involved in seri- ous accidents.1-2 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 19. LRS0244 LRS0245Forward and backward RecliningPull the lever up and hold it while you slide the To recline the seatback, pull the lever up and leanseat forward or backward to the desired position. back. To bring the seatback forward, pull the leverRelease the lever to lock the seat in position. up and lean your body forward. Release the lever to lock the seatback in position. The reclining feature allows adjustment of the seatback for occupants of different sizes 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—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 20. The reclining feature allows adjustment of the seatback for occupants of different sizes for added comfort and to help obtain proper seat belt fit (see “Precautions on seat belt usage” later in this section). Also, the seatback can be re- clined to allow occupants to rest when the ve- hicle is stopped. LRS0633FRONT POWER SEAT See “Automatic drive positioner (if so equipped)”ADJUSTMENT (for driver’s seat and if in “Pre-driving checks and adjustments” for auto- matic drive positioner operation.so equipped for passenger’s seat) Forward and backwardOperating tips Moving the switch forward or backward will slide ● The power seat motor has an auto-reset the seat forward or backward to the desired overload protection circuit. If the motor position. stops during operation, wait 30 seconds, then reactivate the switch. Reclining ● Do not operate the power seat switch for a Move the recline switch backward until the de- long period of time when the engine is off. sired angle is obtained. To bring the seatback This will discharge the battery. forward again, move the switch forward and move your body forward. The seatback will move forward.1-4 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 21. LRS0634 LRS0635 WRS0369Seat lifter (driver’s seat) Lumbar support (driver’s seat) 2ND ROW CAPTAIN’S CHAIRPush the front or rear end of the switch up or The lumbar support feature provides lower back ADJUSTMENT (if so equipped)down to adjust the angle and height of the seat support to the driver. Move the lever up or down Recliningcushion. to adjust the seat lumbar area. To recline the seatback, pull up on the lever and lean back. The recline feature allows adjustment of the seat back 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 1-5 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 22. WRS0415 LRS0372 WRS0369Tip up for easy entry to the 3rd row Then ᭺ lift up on the lower corner of the seat 2 Outboard seats base and tip the 2nd row captain’s chair forward. 2ND ROW BENCH SEATThe 2nd row captain’s chairs can be tipped for- To exit the 3rd row bench seat lift up on the sameward for easy entry or exit from the 3rd row bench latch and fold the seatback forward onto the seat ADJUSTMENT (if so equipped)seat. To enter the 3rd row ᭺ raise the armrest so 1 base. Then lift up on the seat base and tip itit is parallel to the seatback and in the stowed Reclining forward.position, then lift up on the latch located on the To recline the seatback, pull up on the lever andupper corner of the seatback on the 2nd row lean back.captain’s chair and fold the seatback forward atan angle over the seat base. This will release the The recline feature allows adjustment of the seatback of the seat so it may be tipped forward. back 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.1-6 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 23. WARNING● After adjustment, gently rock in the seat to make sure it is securely locked.● 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 receive neck or other serious injuries. You could also slide under the lap belt and receive serious internal injuries.● For the most effective protection when the vehicle is in motion, the seat should WRS0414 LRS0331 be upright. Always sit well back in the seat and adjust the seat belt properly. Tip up for easy entry to the 3rd row Then ᭺ lift up on the lower corner of the seat 2 See “Precautions on seat belt usage” base and tip the outboard seating position of the The outboard seating positions on the 2nd row 2nd row bench seat forward. To exit the 3rd row later in this section. bench seat can be tipped forward for easy entry bench seat lift up on the same latch and fold the or exit from the 3rd row bench seat. To enter the seatback forward onto the seat base. Then lift up 3rd row ᭺ lift up on the latch located on the 1 on the seat base and tip it forward. upper corner of the seatback on the 2nd row bench seat and fold the seatback forward at an angle over the seat base. This will release the back of the seat so it may be tipped forward. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-7 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 24. WARNING Head restraints should be adjusted prop- erly as they may provide significant pro- tection against injury in an accident. Do not remove them. Check the adjustment after someone else uses the seat. LRS0286 WRS0134HEAD 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,push and hold the lock knob and push the headrestraint down.The head restraints on the 2nd and 3rd row seatsare removable. The front seat head restraints arenot removable.1-8 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 25. ● Do not attach anything to the head re- straint stalks. Doing so could impair active head restraint function. The head restraint moves forward utilizing the force that the seatback receives from the occu- pant in a rear-end collision. The movement of the head restraint helps support the occupant’s head by reducing its backward movement and helping absorb some of the forces that may lead to whip- lash type injuries. Active head restraints are effective for collisions at low to medium speeds in which it is said that whiplash injury occurs most. SPA1025 WRS0368 Active head restraints operate only in certainACTIVE HEAD RESTRAINT (front rear-end collisions. After the collision, the head ARMRESTSseats) restraints return to their original positions. To use the armrests, pull them down to the rest- Properly adjust the active head restraints as de- ing position. WARNING scribed earlier in this section. ᭺ A Stowed position● Always adjust the head restraints prop- erly as specified in the previous section. ᭺ B Resting position 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 1-9 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 26. FLEXIBLE SEATING ● If the head restraints are removed for any reason, they should be securely WARNING stored to prevent them from causing● Never allow anyone to ride in the cargo injury to passengers or damage to the area or on the rear seats when they are vehicle in case of sudden braking or an in the fold-down position. In a collision, accident. people riding in these areas without ● When returning the seatbacks to the proper restraints are more likely to be upright position, be certain they are seriously injured or killed. completely secured in the latched posi-● Do not allow people to ride in any area tion. If they are not completely secured, of your vehicle that is not equipped with passengers may be injured in an acci- seats and seat belts. Be sure everyone dent or sudden stop. in your vehicle is in a seat and using a ● Properly secure all cargo to help pre- seat belt properly. vent it from sliding or shifting. Do not LRS0341● Do not fold down the rear seats when place cargo higher than the seatbacks. Folding the front passenger’s seatback occupants are in the rear seat area or In a sudden stop or collision, unsecured cargo could cause personal injury. To fold the front passenger’s seatback flat for any luggage is on the rear seats. extra storage length when transporting long● Head restraints should be adjusted items: properly as they may provide significant protection against injury in an accident. ᭺ 1 Slide the seat to the rear-most position. Lift up on the recline lever, located on the out- Always replace and adjust them prop- side edge of the seat, and fold the seatback erly if they have been removed for any forward as far as it will go. Then lift up on the reason. latch located on the upper corner of the seatback to release the back of the seat.1-10 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 27. WARNING ● If you fold the front passenger’s seat- back flat forward to carry longer ob- jects, be sure this cargo is properly se- cured and not near an air bag. In a crash, an inflating air bag might force that object toward a person. This could cause severe injury or even death. Se- cure objects away from the area in which an air bag would inflate. See “Precautions on supplemental restraint system” later in this section. ● Never allow anyone to ride in the cargo LRS0342 area or on the front passenger’s seat LRS0332᭺2 Once the seatback is released it will enable when it is in the fold-down position. Use Folding the 2nd row captain’s chairs (if you to fold the front passenger seatback flat of these areas by passengers could re- so equipped) over the seat cushion. sult in serious injury in an accident or sudden stop. To fold the 2nd row captain’s chairs flat for maxi-3. To return the front passenger’s seat to a mum cargo hauling: seating position lift up on the seatback and push it up to an upright position. Then pull up ᭺ 1 Raise the armrest to the stowed position. on the recline lever and lean the seatback to Remove the 2nd row center console, see “Console removal” in the “Instruments and a proper seating position. Release the lever controls” section of this Owner’s Manual. to lock the seatback in position. ᭺ 2 Pull the strap forward, located in the center of the seat cushion, and fold the seat cush- ion toward the front of the vehicle. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-11 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 28. LRS0333 LRS0334 LRS0641᭺3 Then lift up on the recline lever to fold the ᭺ 4 There is a carpet panel flap that can be ᭺ 5 The carpet panel flaps provide a level cargo seatback flat forward. folded toward the back of the vehicle. floor when the 3rd row seats are also folded flat. Reverse this process to return the 2nd row captain’s chairs to a seating position. Make sure to properly raise the seat- back to an upright position and push the seat cushion down into place.1-12 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 29. LRS0336 LRS0337 LRS0338Folding the 2nd row bench seat (if so ᭺ 2 Then lift up on the recline lever on the side of ᭺ 3 There is a carpet panel flap on the back ofequipped) the outboard seats to fold the outboard seat- each seat that can be folded toward the backs flat. To fold the center seatback flat, back of the vehicleTo fold the 2nd row bench seat flat for maximum pull up on the strap on the edge of the centercargo hauling: seat cushion and fold the seatback toward the front of the vehicle.᭺1 Pull the strap forward, located in the center of each seat cushion, and fold each seat cushion toward the front of the vehicle. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-13 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 30. To return the 3rd row split bench seat to a seating position unfold the seatback and push it back until it latches into position. WARNING ● When returning the seatbacks, be sure to attach the rear center seat belt connector. ● Do not unfasten the rear center seat belt connector except when folding down the rear seat. ● When attaching the rear center seat belt connector, be certain that the seat- LRS0636 LRS0637 backs are completely secured in the᭺4 The carpet panel flap provides a level cargo Folding the 3rd row split bench seat latched position and the rear center floor when the 3rd row seats are also folded seat belt connector is completely flat. To fold the 3rd row split bench seat flat for secured. maximum cargo capacity: 5. To return the outboard 2nd row bench seats ● If the rear center seat belt connector to a seating position reverse the process for 1. Disconnect and secure the center seat belt and the seatbacks are not secured in the outboard seats. and tongues into the retractor base. See the correct position, serious personal “Stowing the 3rd row center seat belt” later injury may result in an accident or sud- 6. To return the center seat to a seating posi- in this section. den stop. tion, lift up on the pull strap on the back of the seat base while lifting on the seatback. 2. Lower the head restraints to the full down Then push the seat cushion back into place. position. Make sure to hold the seat belts above the seat cushion and properly raise the 3. Then pull up on the latch located on the seatback to an upright position. Then outside corner of each seatback and fold the push the seat cushion down into place. seatback forward over the seat base.1-14 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 31. 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 with both feet on the floor, your chancesof being injured or killed in an accident and/or theseverity of injury may be greatly reduced.NISSAN strongly encourages you and all of yourpassengers to buckle up every time you drive,even if your seating position includes a supple-mental air bag.Most U.S. states and Canadian provincesor territories specify that seat belts be wornat all times when a vehicle is being driven. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-15 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 32. 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.1-16 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 33. ● 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. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-17 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 34. There are three basic types of child restraint for infants and small children. See “Child Re- placed in a forward facing child restraint. Refer tosystems: straints” later in this section. the manufacturer’s instructions for minimum and maximum weight and height recommendations. ● Rear facing child restraint Also, there are other types of child restraints NISSAN recommends that small children be available for larger children for additional protec- ● Front facing child restraint placed in child restraints that comply with Federal tion. Motor Vehicle Safety Standards or Canadian Mo- ● Booster seat NISSAN recommends that all pre-teens tor Vehicle Safety Standards. You should chooseThe proper restraint depends on the child’s size. and children be restrained in the rear seat. a child restraint that fits your vehicle and alwaysGenerally, infants up to about 1 year and less According to accident statistics, children follow the manufacturer’s instructions for instal-than 20 pounds (9 kg) should be placed in rear are safer when properly restrained in the lation and use.facing child restraints. Front facing child re- rear seat than in the front seat.straints are available for children who outgrow Larger children This is especially important because yourrear facing child restraints and are at least 1 year vehicle has a supplemental restraint sys- Children who are too large for child restraintsold. Booster seats are used to help position a tem (Air bag system) for the front passen- should be seated and restrained by the seat beltsvehicle lap/shoulder belt on a child who can no ger. See “Supplemental restraint system” which are provided. The seat belt may not fitlonger use a front facing child restraint. later in this section. properly if the child is less than 4 feet 9 inches (142.5 cm) tall and weighs between 40 lbs (18 WARNING Infants kg) and 80 lbs (36 kg). A booster seat should be Infants up to at least 1 year old should be placed used to obtain proper seat belt fit.Infants and children need special protec-tion. The vehicle’s seat belts may not fit in a rear facing child restraint. NISSAN recom- NISSAN recommends that a child be placed in athem properly. The shoulder belt may mends that infants be placed in child restraints commercially available booster seat if the shoul-come too close to the face or neck. The that comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety der belt in the child’s seating position fits close tolap belt may not fit over their small hip Standards or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety the face or neck or if the lap portion of the seatbones. In an accident, an improperly fit- Standards. You should choose a child restraint belt goes across the abdomen. The booster seatting seat belt could cause serious or fatal that fits your vehicle and always follow the manu- should raise the child so that the shoulder belt isinjury. Always use appropriate child facturer’s instructions for installation and use. properly positioned across the top, middle por-restraints. tion of the shoulder and the lap belt is low on the Small Children hips. A booster seat can only be used in seatingAll U.S. states and Canadian provinces or terri- Children that are over one year old and weigh positions that have a three-point type seat belt.tories require the use of approved child restraints between 20 lbs (9 kg) and 40 lbs (18 kg) can be The booster seat should fit the vehicle seat and1-18 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 35. have a label certifying that it complies with Fed- THREE-POINT TYPE SEAT BELTeral Motor Vehicle Safety Standards or Canadian WITH RETRACTORMotor Vehicle Safety Standards. Once the childhas grown so the shoulder belt is no longer on or WARNINGnear the face and neck, use the shoulder beltwithout the booster seat. ● Every person who drives or rides in this vehicle should use a seat belt at all WARNING times.Never let a child stand or kneel on any ● Do not ride in a moving vehicle whenseat and do not allow a child in the cargo the seatback is reclined. This can beareas while the vehicle is moving. The dangerous. The shoulder belt will notchild could be seriously injured or killed in be against your body. In an accident,an accident or sudden stop. you could be thrown into it and receive neck or other serious injuries. YouPREGNANT WOMEN could also slide under the lap belt and WRS0174 receive serious internal injuries. Manual front seat shownNISSAN recommends that pregnant women useseat belts. The seat belt should be worn snug, ● For the most effective protection when Fastening the seat beltsand always position the lap belt as low as pos- the vehicle is in motion, the seat shouldsible around the hips, not the waist. Place the be upright. Always sit well back in the ᭺ 1 Adjust the seat. See “Seats” earlier in this section.shoulder belt over your shoulder and across your seat with both feet on the floor andchest. Never run the lap/shoulder belt over your adjust the seat belt properly.abdominal area. Contact your doctor for specificrecommendations.INJURED PERSONSNISSAN recommends that injured persons useseat belts. Check with your doctor for specificrecommendations. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-19 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 36. When automatic locking mechanism is activated the seat belt cannot be extended again until the seat belt tongue is detached from the buckle and fully retracted. Once retracted, the seat belt is in the emergency locking mode. See “Child re- straints” later in this section for more information. 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. It can also change the operation of the front passen- ger air bag. See “Front passenger air bag WRS0137 WRS0138 and status light” later in this section.᭺2 Slowly pull the seat belt out of the retractor ᭺ 3 Position the lap belt portion low and snug and insert the tongue into the buckle until on the hips as shown. WARNING you hear and feel the latch engage. ᭺ 4 Pull the shoulder belt portion toward the When fastening the seat belts, be certain ● The retractor is designed to lock during retractor to take up extra slack. Be sure the that the seatbacks are completely se- a sudden stop or on impact. A slow shoulder belt is routed over your shoulder cured in the latched position. If they are pulling motion permits the seat belt to and across your chest. not completely secured, passengers may move, and allows you some freedom of be injured in an accident or sudden stop. The front passenger seat and the rear seating movement in the seat. 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.1-20 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 37. To increase your confidence in the seat belts, check the operation as follows. ● Grasp the shoulder belt and pull forward quickly. The retractor should lock and re- strict further belt movement. If the retractor does not lock during this check or if you have any questions about seat belt opera- tion, see a NISSAN dealer. WRS0139 SSS0240Unfastening the seat belts Center of the 3rd row bench seat᭺1 To unfasten the seat belt, press the button on The 3rd row center seat belt has a connector the buckle. The seat belt automatically re- tongue ᭺ and a seat belt tongue ᭺ . Both the 1 2 tracts. connector tongue and the seat belt tongue must be securely latched for proper seat belt opera-Checking seat belt operation tion.Seat belt retractors are designed to lock seat beltmovement by two separate methods: ● When the seat belt is pulled quickly from the retractor. ● When the vehicle slows down rapidly. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-21 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 38. Stowing the 3rd row center seat belt When folding down the 3rd row seat, the 3rd row center seat belt can be retracted into a stowed position as follows: ᭺ 1 Hold the connector tongue so that the seat belt does not retract suddenly when the tongue is released from the connector buckle. Release the connector tongue by inserting a suitable tool such as key into the connector buckle ᭺. A ᭺ 2 Retract the seat belt up to the retractor base. SSS0241 ᭺ 3 Insert the seat belt tongue into the fabric sleeve so it will lay flat. Then secure the WARNING connector tongue into the retractor base.● Always fasten the connector tongue WARNING and the seat belt in the order shown. ● Do not unfasten the rear center seat● Always make sure both the connector belt connector except when folding tongue and the seat belt tongue are down the rear seat. secured when using the seat belt. Do not use it with only the seat belt tongue ● When attaching the rear center seat attached. This could result in serious belt connector, be certain that the seat- personal injury in case of an accident or backs are completely secured in the a sudden stop. latched position and the rear center seat belt connector is completely secured. LRS04321-22 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 39. ● If the rear center seat belt connector Attaching the 3rd row center seat belt and the seatbacks are not secured in Always be sure the 3rd row center seat belt the correct position, serious personal connector tongue and connector buckle are at- injury may result in an accident or sud- tached. Disconnect only when folding down the den stop. rear seat. To connect the buckle: ᭺ 1 Pull out the connector tongue from the re- tractor base. ᭺ 2 Pull out the seat belt tongue from the fabric sleeve. ᭺ 3 Pull the seat belt and secure the receiver buckle until it clicks. The center seat belt connector tongue and re- ceiver buckle are indicated by the > and < mark. The center seat belt connector tongue can be attached only into the rear center seat belt con- nector buckle. To fasten the seat belt, see “Fastening the seat belt” earlier in this section. LRS0433 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-23 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 40. WARNING WARNING● Do not unfasten the rear center seat ● After adjustment, release the adjust- belt connector except when folding ment button and try to move the shoul- down the rear seat. der belt anchor up and down to make sure it is securely fixed in position.● When attaching the rear center seat belt connector, be certain that the seat- ● The shoulder belt anchor height should backs are completely secured in the be adjusted to the position best for you. latched position and the rear center Failure to do so may reduce the effec- seat belt connector is completely tiveness of the entire restraint system secured. and increase the chance or severity of injury in an accident.● If the rear center seat belt connector and the seatbacks are not secured in the correct position, serious personal LRS0242 injury may result in an accident or sud- Front and 2nd row outboard seats den stop. Shoulder belt height adjustment (front and 2nd row outboard seats) The shoulder belt anchor height should be ad- justed to the position best for you. (See “Precau- tions on seat belt usage” earlier in this section.) To adjust, pull out ᭺ the adjustment button and 1 move the shoulder belt anchor ᭺ to the desired 2 position, so the belt passes over the center of the shoulder. The belt should be away from your face and neck, but not falling off your shoulder. Re- lease the adjustment button to lock the shoulder belt anchor into position.1-24 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 41. CHILD RESTRAINTSSEAT BELT EXTENDERS SEAT BELT MAINTENANCEIf, because of body size or driving position, it is ● To clean the seat belt webbing, apply anot possible to properly fit the lap-shoulder belt mild soap solution or any solution recom-and fasten it, an extender is available which is mended for cleaning upholstery or carpet.compatible with the installed seat belts. The ex- Then wipe with a cloth and allow the seattender adds approximately 8 inches (200 mm) of belts to dry in the shade. Do not allow thelength and may be used for either the driver or seat belts to retract until they are completelyfront passenger seating position. See a NISSAN dry.dealer for assistance if an extender is required. ● If dirt builds up in the shoulder belt guide of the seat belt anchors, the seat WARNING belts may retract slowly. Wipe the shoulder● Only NISSAN seat belt extenders, made belt guide with a clean, dry cloth. by the same company which made the ● Periodically check to see that the seat original equipment seat belts, should ARS1098 belt and the metal components, such as be used with NISSAN seat belts. PRECAUTIONS ON CHILD buckles, tongues, retractors, flexible wires● Adults and children who can use the and anchors, work properly. If loose parts, RESTRAINTS standard seat belt should not use an deterioration, cuts or other damage on the extender. Such unnecessary use could webbing is found, the entire seat belt as- result in serious personal injury in the sembly should be replaced. 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. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-25 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 42. ● Even with the NISSAN Advanced Air ● If the child restraint is not anchored Bag System, never install a rear-facing properly, the risk of a child being in- child restraint in the front seat. An in- jured in a collision or a sudden stop flating supplemental front air bag could greatly increases. seriously injure or kill your child. A rear- ● Child restraint anchor points are de- facing child restraint must only be used signed to withstand only those loads in the rear seat. imposed by correctly fitted child re- ● NISSAN recommends that the child re- straints. Under no circumstances are straint be installed in the rear seat. Ac- they to be used for adult seat belts or cording to accident statistics, children harnesses. are safer when properly restrained in ● Adjustable seatbacks should be posi- the rear seat than in the front seat. If tioned to fit the child restraint, but as you must install a front facing child re- upright as possible. WRS0256 straint in the front seat, see “Child re- straint installation using the seat belts” ● After attaching the child restraint, test it WARNING later in this section. before you place the child in it. Push it from side to side while holding the seat● Infants and small children should al- ● Improper use or improper installation near the LATCH attachment or by the ways be placed in an appropriate child of a child restraint can increase the risk seat belt path. Try to tug it forward and restraint while riding in the vehicle. or severity of injury for both the child check to see if the belt holds the re- Failure to use a child restraint can re- and other occupants of the vehicle and straint in place. The child restraint sult in serious injury or death. can lead to serious injury or death in an should not move more than 1 inch (25 accident.● Infants and small children should never mm). If the restraint is not secure, be carried on your lap. It is not possible ● Follow all of the child restraint manu- tighten the belt as necessary, or put the for even the strongest adult to resist the facturer’s instructions for installation restraint in another seat and test it forces of a severe accident. The child and use. When purchasing a child re- again. You may need to try a different could be crushed between the adult and straint, be sure to select one which will child restraint. Not all child restraints fit parts of the vehicle. Also, do not put the fit your child and vehicle. It may not be in all types of vehicles. same seat belt around both your child possible to properly install some types and yourself. of child restraints in your vehicle.1-26 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 43. ● When your child restraint is not in use, Several manufacturers offer child restraints for keep it secured with the LATCH System infants and small children of various sizes. When or a seat belt to prevent it from being selecting any child restraint, keep the following thrown around in case of a sudden stop points in mind: or accident. ● Choose only a restraint with a label certifying that it complies with Federal Motor Vehicle CAUTION Safety Standard 213 or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213.Remember that a child restraint left in aclosed vehicle can become very hot. ● Check the child restraint in your vehicle to beCheck the seating surface and buckles sure it is compatible with the vehicle’s seatbefore placing your child in the child and seat belt system.restraint. ● If the child restraint is compatible with yourThis vehicle is equipped with a universal child vehicle, place your child in the child restraint WRS0364restraint lower anchor system, referred to as the and check the various adjustments to be sure the child restraint is compatible with LATCH system anchor locations – captainsLower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren System chairsor LATCH. Some child restraints include two rigid your child. Choose a child restraint that isor webbing-mounted attachments that can be designed for your child’s height and weight. LOWER ANCHORS AND TETHERS Always follow all recommended procedures. FOR CHILDREN SYSTEM (LATCH)connected to these lower anchors. For details,see the “Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren All U.S. states and Canadian provinces or Your vehicle is equipped with special anchorSystem (LATCH)” later in this section. territories require that infants and small points that are used with Lower Anchors and children be restrained in an approved child Tethers for CHildren System (LATCH) compat-If you do not have a LATCH compatible child restraint at all times while the vehicle isrestraint, the vehicle seat belts can be used. See ible child restraints. This system may also be being operated. referred to as the ISOFIX or ISOFIX compatible“Child restraint installed using the seat belts” system. With this system, you do not have to uselater in this section. In general, child restraints are a vehicle seat belt to secure the child restraint.also designed to be installed with the lap portionof a lap/shoulder seat belt. The LATCH anchor points are provided to install child restraints in the following positions only: ● 2nd row captain’s chairs (if so equipped). Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-27 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 44. WRS0416 LRS0344 LRS0382LATCH system anchor locations – bench LATCH label locations 2nd row captain’s LATCH label locations 2nd row bench (if so seat chairs (if so equipped) equipped) ● 2nd row bench seat outboard positions only LATCH lower anchor point locations WARNING (if so equipped). The LATCH anchors are located at the rear of the ● Attach LATCH compatible child re- seat cushion near the seatback. A label is at- straints only at the locations shown in tached to the seatback to help you locate the the illustration. If a child restraint is not LATCH anchors. secured properly, your child could be seriously injured or killed in an accident. ● Do not secure a child restraint in the center rear seating position using the LATCH anchors. The child restraint will not be secured properly.1-28 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 45. LRS0748 LRS0661 LRS0662 LATCH lower anchor location LATCH webbing-mounted attachment LATCH rigid-mounted attachment● Child restraint anchor points are de- Installing child restraint LATCH anchor LATCH child restraints generally require the use of a top tether strap. See “Top tether strap child signed to withstand only those loads attachments restraint” later in this section for installation in- imposed by correctly fitted child re- straints. Under no circumstance are LATCH compatible child restraints include two structions. they to be used for adult seat belts or rigid or webbing-mounted attachments that can When installing a child restraint, carefully read harnesses. be connected to two anchors located at certain and follow the instructions in this manual and seating positions in your vehicle. With this sys- those supplied with the child restraint. See “Child tem, you do not have to use a vehicle seat belt to restraint installation using LATCH on 2nd row secure the child restraint. Check your child re- captain’s chairs (if so equipped)” or “Child re- straint for a label stating that it is compatible with straint installation using LATCH System on 2nd LATCH. This information may also be in the in- row bench seat” in this section. structions provided by the child restraint manu- facturer. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-29 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 46. TOP TETHER STRAP CHILD ● 3rd row bench seat on the floor of the cargoRESTRAINT area behind the center seat position as shown.If the manufacturer of your child restraint requiresthe use of a top tether strap, it must be secured to If you have any questions when installing athe anchor point. top strap child restraint on the rear seat, consult your NISSAN dealer for details. WARNING● Child restraint anchor points are de- signed to withstand only those loads imposed by correctly fitted child re- straints. Under no circumstances are they to be used for adult seat belts or harnesses. WRS0210● The child restraint top tether strap may Label be damaged by contact with items in Flaps are provided in the carpet for easy access the cargo area. Secure any items in the to the anchor points for the 2nd row captain’s cargo area. Your child could be seri- chairs or 2nd row bench seats and are marked ously injured or killed in a collision if with the label shown. the top tether strap is damaged. Installing top tether strapTop Tether Anchor Point Locations First, secure the child restraint with the seat beltAnchor points are located in the following loca- or LATCH (2nd row captain’s or bench outboardtions: seating positions), as applicable. ● 2nd row bench (if so equipped) on the floor behind the outboard seating positions as shown. ● 2nd row captain’s chairs (if so equipped) on the floor behind the seats as shown.1-30 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 47. LRS0340 LRS0361 LRS0640 2nd row captain’s chairs (if so equipped) 2nd row bench seat (if so equipped) 3rd row bench seat2nd row captain’s chairs or bench seat (if 3. Secure the tether strap to the tether anchor point on the seat directly behind the child 1. Top tether strapso equipped) restraint. 2. Anchor point 1. Top tether strap 4. Tighten the tether strap according to the 2. Anchor point manufacturer’s instructions to remove any WARNINGFor the 2nd row captain’s chairs or bench seat (if slack. In the 3rd row bench seat, a child restraintso equipped), install the top tether strap as fol- For best child restraint fit, see the child restraint with a top tether strap can only be used inlows: installation instructions in this section and the the center position. Do not place in an child restraint manufacturer’s instructions. outboard seating position and attempt to 1. Raise the head restraint. angle the tether strap to the center 2. Position the top tether strap over the top of position. the seatback and under the head restraint. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-31 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 48. The center position of the 3rd row bench seat is CHILD RESTRAINT INSTALLATION Front-facingthe seating position that can use a top tether USING LATCHstrap. Follow these steps to install a front-facing child restraint in the 2nd row seats using LATCH:For the 3rd row bench seat, install the top tether WARNING 1. Recline the seatback if the seatback is ad-strap as follows: ● Attach LATCH compatible child re- justable to assist in attaching the child re- 1. Position the top tether strap over the top of straints only at the locations shown. For straint to the lower anchors. the center seating position seatback. the LATCH lower anchor locations, see “Latch Anchors and Tethers for CHil- 2. Position the child restraint on the seat. Al- 2. Secure the tether strap to the tether anchor dren System (LATCH)”. If a child re- ways follow the child restraint manufactur- point on floor behind the child restraint. straint is not secured properly, your er’s instructions. child could be seriously injured or killed 3. Tighten the tether strap according to the in an accident. manufacturer’s instructions to remove any slack. ● The LATCH anchors are designed to withstand only those loads imposed byFor best child restraint fit, see the child restraint correctly fitted child restraints. Underinstallation instructions in this section and the no circumstance are they to be used forchild restraint manufacturer’s instructions. adult seat belts or harnesses. ● Inspect the lower anchors by inserting your fingers into the lower anchor area and feeling to make sure there are no obstructions over the LATCH anchors, such as seat belt webbing or seat cush- ion material. The child restraint will not be secured properly if the LATCH an- chors are obstructed.1-32 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 49. LRS0663 LRS0664 LRS0671 Front facing web-mounted – step 3 Front facing rigid-mounted – step 3 Front facing – step 5 3. Secure the child restraint anchor attach- with the proper child restraint fit, try another 5. For child restraints that are equipped with ments to the LATCH lower anchors. seating position or a different child restraint. webbing mounted attachments, remove any additional slack from the anchor attach- 4. Return the seatback to its normal upright ments. Press downward and rearward firmly and locked position. in the center of the child restraint with yourThe back of the child restraint should be secured knee to compress the vehicle seat cushionagainst the vehicle seatback. If necessary, adjust and seatback while tightening the webbingor remove the head restraint to obtain the correct of the anchor attachments.child restraint fit. See “Head restraint adjust- 6. If the child restraint is equipped with a topment” in this section. If the head restraint is re- tether strap, route the top tether strap andmoved, store it in a secure place. Be sure to secure the tether strap to the tether anchorinstall the head restraint when the child restraint point. See “Top tether strap child restraint” inis removed. If the seating position does not have this section.an adjustable head restraint and it is interfering Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-33 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 50. 8. Check to make sure the child restraint is properly secured prior to each use. If the child restraint is loose, repeat steps 4 through 7. Rear-facing Follow these steps to install a rear-facing child restraint in the 2nd row seats using LATCH Sys- tem: 1. Recline the seatback if the seatback is ad- justable to assist in attaching the child re- straint to the lower anchors. 2. Position the child restraint on the seat. Al- WRS0697 ways follow the child restraint manufactur- LRS0665 Front facing – step 7 er’s instructions. Rear facing web-mounted – step 3 7. Before placing the child in the child restraint, 3. Secure the child restraint anchor attach- hold the child restraint near the LATCH at- ments to the LATCH lower anchors. tachment and use force to push the child 4. Return the seatback to its normal upright restraint from side to side, and tug it forward and locked position. to make sure that it is securely held in place. It should not move more than 1 in (25 mm). If it does move more than 1 in (25 mm), pull again on the anchor attachments to further tighten the child restraint. If you are unable to properly secure the restraint, move the re- straint to another seating position and try again, or try a different child restraint. Not all child restraints fit in all types of vehicles.1-34 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 51. LRS0666 LRS0673 LRS0674 Rear facing rigid-mounted – step 3 Front facing – step 5 Front facing – step 6 7. Check to make sure the child restraint is5. For child restraints that are equipped with 6. Before placing the child in the child restraint, properly secured prior to each use. If the webbing mounted attachments, remove any hold the child restraint near the LATCH at- child restraint is loose, repeat steps 3 additional slack from the anchor attach- tachment and use force to push the child through 6. ments. Press downward and rearward firmly restraint from side to side, and tug it forward in the center of the child restraint with your to make sure that it is securely held in place. hand to compress the vehicle seat cushion It should not move more than 1 in (25 mm). If and seatback while tightening the webbing it does move more than 1 in (25 mm), pull of the anchor attachments. again on the anchor attachments to further tighten the child restraint. If you are unable to properly secure the restraint, move the re- straint to another seating position and try again, or try a different child restraint. Not all child restraints fit in all types of vehicles. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-35 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 52. ● NISSAN recommends that child re- The instructions in this section apply to child straints be installed in the rear seat. restraint installation using the vehicle seat belts in However, if you must install a forward- the rear seat or the front passenger seat. facing child restraint in the front pas- senger seat, move the passenger seat to the rearmost position. Also, be sure the front passenger air bag status light is illuminated to indicate the passenger air bag is OFF. See “Front passenger air bag and status light” earlier in this sec- tion for details. ● The three-point seat belt in your vehicle is equipped with an automatic locking WRS0256 mode retractor which must be used when installing a child restraint.CHILD RESTRAINT INSTALLATION ● Failure to use the retractor’s lockingUSING THE SEAT BELTS mode will result in the child restraint not being properly secured. The re- WARNING straint could tip over or otherwise be● Even with the NISSAN Advanced Air unsecured and cause injury to the child Bag System, never install a rear-facing in a sudden stop or collision. Also, it can child restraint in the front passenger change the operation of the front pas- seat. Supplemental front air bags in- senger air bag. See “Front passenger flate with great force. A rear-facing air bag and status light” later in this child restraint could be struck by the section. supplemental front air bag in a crash ● A child restraint with a top tether strap and could seriously injure or kill your should not be used in the front passen- child. ger seat.1-36 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 53. 2. Position the child restraint on the seat. Al- ways follow the child restraint manufactur- er’s instructions The back of the child restraint should be secured against the vehicle seatback. If necessary, adjust or remove the head restraint to obtain the correct child restraint fit. See “Head restraint adjust- ment” in this section. If the head restraint is removed, store it in a secure place. Be sure to install the head restraint when the child restraint is removed. If the seating position does not have an adjustable head re- straint and it is interfering with the proper child WRS0699 restraint fit, try another seating position or a dif- WRS0680Front-facing (front passenger seat) – step 1 ferent child restraint. Front facing – step 3Front-facing 3. Route the seat belt tongue through the child restraint and insert it into the buckle until youFollow these steps to install a front-facing child hear and feel the latch engage. Be sure torestraint using the vehicle seat belt in the rear follow the child restraint manufacturer’s in-seats or in the front passenger seat: structions for belt routing. 1. If you must install a child restraint in the front seat, it should be placed in a front-facing direction only. Move the seat to the rearmost position. Child restraints for infants must be used in the rear-facing direction and therefore must not be used in the front seat. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-37 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 54. LRS0667 LRS0668 WRS0681 Front facing – step 4 Front facing – step 5 Front facing – step 6 4. Pull the shoulder belt until the belt is fully 5. Allow the seat belt to retract. Pull up on the 6. Remove any additional slack from the seat extended. At this time, the seat belt retractor shoulder belt to remove any slack in the belt. belt; press downward and rearward firmly in is in the automatic locking mode (child re- the center of the child restraint with your straint mode). It reverts to emergency lock- knee to compress the vehicle seat cushion ing mode when the seat belt is fully re- and seatback while pulling up on the seat tracted. belt.1-38 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 55. 8. Before placing the child in the child restraint, hold the child restraint near the seat belt path and use force to push the child restraint from side to side, and tug it forward to make sure that it is securely held in place. It should not move more than 1 in (25 mm). If it does move more than 1 in (25 mm), pull again on the shoulder belt to further tighten the child restraint. If you are unable to properly secure the restraint, move the restraint to another seating position and try again, or try a differ- ent child restraint. Not all child restraints fit in all types of vehicles. 9. Check that the retractor is in the automatic WRS0698 LRS0316 locking mode by trying to pull more seat belt Front facing – step 7 out of the retractor. If you cannot pull any Front facing – step 117. If the child restraint is equipped with a top more belt webbing out of the retractor, the 11. If the child restraint is installed in the front tether strap, route the top tether strap and retractor is in the automatic locking mode. passenger seat, turn the ignition switch to secure the tether strap to the tether anchor the ON position. The front passenger air bag 10. Check to make sure the child restraint is status light should illuminate. If this point. See “Top tether strap child restraint” in properly secured prior to each use. If the light is not illuminated see ЉFront passenger this section. Do not install child restraints seat belt is not locked, repeat steps 3 that require the use of a top tether strap to air bag and status lightЉ in this section. through 8. Move the child restraint to another seating positions that do not have a top tether anchor. seating position. Have the system checked by a NISSAN dealer. After the child restraint is removed and the seat belt is fully retracted, the automatic locking mode child restraint mode) is canceled. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-39 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 56. WRS0256 WRS0682 LRS0669 Rear-facing – step 1 Rear facing – step 2 Rear facing – step 3Rear-facing 2. Route the seat belt tongue through the child 3. Pull the shoulder belt until the belt is fully restraint and insert it into the buckle until you extended. At this time, the seat belt retractorFollow these steps to install a rear-facing child hear and feel the latch engage. Be sure to is in the automatic locking mode (child re-restraint using the vehicle seat belt in the rear follow the child restraint manufacturer’s in- straint mode). It reverts to emergency lock-seats: structions for belt routing. ing mode when the seat belt is fully re- 1. Child restraints for infants must be tracted. used in the rear-facing direction and therefore must not be used in the front seat. Position the child restraint on the seat. Always follow the restraint manufacturer’s instructions.1-40 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 57. LRS0670 WRS0683 WRS0684 Rear facing – step 4 Rear facing – step 5 Rear facing – step 64. Allow the seat belt to retract. Pull up on the 5. Remove any additional slack from the child 6. Before placing the child in the child restraint, shoulder belt to remove any slack in the belt. restraint; press downward and rearward hold the child restraint near the seat belt firmly in the center of the child restraint to path and use force to push the child restraint compress the vehicle seat cushion and seat- from side to side, and tug it forward to make back while pulling up on the seat belt. sure that it is securely held in place. It should not move more than 1 in (25 mm). If it does move more than 1 in (25 mm), pull again on the shoulder belt to further tighten the child restraint. If you are unable to properly secure the restraint, move the restraint to another rear seating position and try again, or try a different child restraint. Not all child re- straints fit in all types of vehicles. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-41 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 58. BOOSTER SEATS 7. Check that the retractor is in the automatic ● Infants and small children should never locking mode by trying to pull more seat belt be carried on your lap. It is not possible out of the retractor. If you cannot pull any for even the strongest adult to resist the more seat belt webbing out of the retractor, forces of a severe accident. The child the retractor is in the automatic locking could be crushed between the adult and mode parts of the vehicle. Also, do not put the 8. Check to make sure that the child restraint is same seat belt around both your child properly secured prior to each use. If the belt and yourself. is not locked, repeat steps 3 through 6. ● NISSAN recommends that the boosterAfter the child restraint is removed and the seat seat be installed in the rear seat. Ac-belt fully retracted, the automatic locking mode cording to accident statistics, childrenchild restraint mode) is canceled. are safer when properly restrained in the rear seat than in the front seat. If ARS1098 you must install a booster seat in the front seat, see “Booster seat installa- PRECAUTIONS ON BOOSTER tion” in this section. SEATS ● A booster seat must only be installed in a seating position that has a WARNING lap/shoulder belt. Failure to use a ● Infants and small children should al- three-point type seat belt with a ways be placed in an appropriate child booster seat can result in a serious in- restraint while riding in the vehicle. jury in sudden stop or collision. Failure to use a child restraint or ● Improper use or improper installation booster seat can result in serious injury of a booster seat can increase the risk or death. or severity of injury for both the child and other occupants of the vehicle and can lead to serious injury or death in an accident.1-42 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 59. ● Do not use towels, books, pillows or ● After placing the child in the booster other items in place of a booster seat. seat and fastening the seat belt, make Items such as these may move during sure the shoulder portion of the belt is normal driving or a collision and result away from the child’s face and neck and in serious injury or death. Booster seats the lap portion of the belt does not are designed to be used with a cross the abdomen. lap/shoulder belt. Booster seats are de- ● Do not put the shoulder belt behind the signed to properly route the lap and child or under the child’s arm. If you shoulder portions of the seat belt over must install a booster seat in the front the strongest portions of a child’s body seat, see “Booster seat installation” to provide the maximum protection dur- later in this section. ing a collision. ● When your booster seat is not in use,● Follow all of the booster seat manufac- keep it secured with a seat belt to pre- turer’s instructions for installation and vent it from being thrown around in LRS0455 use. When purchasing a booster seat, case of a sudden stop or accident. Booster seats of various sizes are offered by be sure to select one which will fit your child and vehicle. It may not be possible several manufacturers. When selecting any to properly install some types of CAUTION booster seat, keep the following points in mind: booster seats in your vehicle. Remember that a booster seat left in a ● Choose only a booster seat with a label● If the booster seat and seat belt is not closed vehicle can become very hot. certifying that it complies with Federal Motor used properly, the risk of a child being Check the seating surface and buckles Vehicle Safety Standard 213 or Canadian injured in a collision or a sudden stop before placing your child in the booster Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213. greatly increases. seat. ● Check the booster seat in your vehicle to be● Adjustable seatbacks should be posi- sure it is compatible with the vehicle’s seat tioned to fit the booster seat, but as and seat belt system. upright as possible. ● Make sure the child’s head will be properly supported by the booster seat or vehicle seat. The seat back must be at or above the center of the child’s ears. For example, if a Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-43 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 60. BOOSTER SEAT INSTALLATION WARNING NISSAN recommends that booster seats be installed in the rear seat. However, if you must install a booster seat in the front passenger seat, move the passenger’s seat to the rearmost position. CAUTION Do not use the lap/shoulder belt auto- matic locking mode when using a booster seat with the seat belts. LRS0453 LRS0464 low back booster seat ᭺ is chosen, the 1 All U.S. states and Canadian provinces or Follow these steps to install a booster seat in the vehicle seat back must be at or above the territories require that infants and small rear seat or in the front passenger seat: center of the child’s ears. If the seat back is children be restrained in an approved child lower than the center of the child’s ears, a restraint at all times while the vehicle is high back booster seat ᭺ should be used. 2 being operated. ● If the booster seat is compatible with your The instructions in this section apply to booster vehicle, place your child in the booster seat seat installation in the rear seats or the front and check the various adjustments to be passenger seat. sure the booster seat is compatible with your child. Always follow all recommended pro- cedures.1-44 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 61. WRS0699 WRS0534 WRS05331. If you must install a booster seat in the Rear center position Rear outboard position front seat, move the seat to the rear- 3. The booster seat should be positioned on most position. the vehicle seat so that it is stable. If neces-2. Position the booster seat on the seat. Only sary, adjust or remove the head restraint to place it in a front facing direction. Always obtain the correct booster seat fit. See follow the booster seat manufacturer’s in- “Head restraint adjustment” earlier in this structions. section. If the head restraint is removed, store it in a secure place. Be sure to install the head restraint when the booster seat is removed. If the seating position does not have an adjustable head restraint and it is interfering with the proper booster seat fit, try another seating position or a different booster seat. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-45 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 62. 4. Position the lap portion of the seat belt low and snug on the child’s hips. Be sure to follow the booster seat manufacturer’s in- structions for adjusting the belt routing. 5. Pull the shoulder belt portion of the seat belt toward the retractor to take up extra slack. Be sure the shoulder belt is positioned across the top, middle portion of the child’s shoulder. Be sure to follow the booster seat manufacturer’s instructions for adjusting the belt routing. LRS0454 LRS0316 Front passenger position 7. If the booster seat is installed in the front 6. Follow the warnings, cautions and instruc- passenger seat, turn the ignition switch to tions for properly fastening a seat belt the ON position. The front passenger air bag shown in the “Three-point seat belt with status light may or may not be illumi- retractor” earlier in this section. nated, depending on the size of the child and the type of booster seat being used. See “Front passenger air bag and status light” later in this section.1-46 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 63. SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINTSYSTEMPRECAUTIONS ON In a rollover both curtain air bags are designed toSUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT inflate and remain inflated for a short time.SYSTEM These supplemental restraint systems are de- signed to supplement the crash protection pro-This Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) sec- vided by the seat belts and are not a substitutetion contains important information concerning for them. Seat belts should always be correctlythe driver and passenger supplemental front air worn and the occupant seated a suitable dis-bags (NISSAN Advanced Air Bag System), tance away from the steering wheel, instrumentsupplemental side air bags, curtain side-impact panel and door finishers. See “Seat belts” earlierand rollover air bags and pre-tensioner seat belts. in this section for instructions and precautions on seat belt usage.Supplemental front impact air bag system:The NISSAN advanced air bag system can help The supplemental air bags operate onlycushion the impact force to the head and chest of when the ignition switch is in the ON orthe driver and front passenger in certain frontal START position.collisions. After turning the ignition key to the ONSupplemental side-impact air bag system position, the supplemental air bag warning(if so equipped): This system can help cushion light illuminates. The supplemental air bagthe impact force to the chest area of the driver warning light will turn off after about 7and front passenger in certain side impact colli- seconds if the system is operational.sions. The supplemental side air bag is designedto inflate on the side where the vehicle is im-pacted.Supplemental curtain side-impact and roll-over air bag system: This system can helpcushion the impact force to the head of occu-pants in front and rear outboard seating positionsin certain side impact or rollover collisions. In aside impact, the curtain air bags are designed toinflate on the side where the vehicle is impacted. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-47 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 64. the seatback and as far away as practi- cal from the steering wheel or instru- ment panel. Always use the seat belts. ● The driver and front passenger seat belt buckles are equipped with sensors that detect if the seat belts are fastened. The advanced air bag system monitors the severity of a collision and seat belt us- age then inflates the air bags. Failure to properly wear seat belts can increase the risk or severity of injury in an accident. ● The front passenger seat is equipped WRS0031 with an occupant classification sensor (pressure sensor) that turns the front WARNING ● The seat belts and the supplemental passenger air bag OFF under some front air bags are most effective when● The supplemental front air bags ordi- conditions. This sensor is only used in you are sitting well back and upright in narily will not inflate in the event of a this seat. Failure to be properly seated the seat. The front air bags inflate with side impact, rear impact, rollover, or and wearing the seat belt can increase great force. Even with the NISSAN Ad- lower severity frontal collision. Always the risk or severity of injury in an acci- vanced Air Bag System, if you are unre- wear your seat belts to help reduce the dent. See “Front Passenger air bag and strained, leaning forward, sitting side- risk or severity of injury in various kinds status light” later in this section. ways or out of position in any way, you of accidents. are at greater risk of injury or death in a ● Keep hands on the outside of the steer-● The front passenger air bag will not crash. You may also receive serious or ing wheel. Placing them inside the inflate if the passenger air bag status fatal injuries from the supplemental steering wheel rim could increase the light is lit or if the front passenger seat front air bag if you are up against it risk that they are injured when the is unoccupied. See “Front passenger air when it inflates. Always sit back against supplemental front air bag inflates. bag and status light” later in this section.1-48 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 65. ARS1133 ARS1041 WARNING ● Never let children ride unrestrained or extend their hands or face out of the window. Do not attempt to hold them in your lap or arms. Some examples of dangerous riding positions are shown in the illustrations.Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-49 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 66. ARS1042 ARS1043 ARS1044 WARNING● Children may be severely injured or killed when the supplemental front air bags, side air bags or curtain side- impact and rollover air bags inflate if they are not properly restrained. Pre- teens and children should be properly restrained in the rear seat, if possible.1-50 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 67. ARS1045 WRS0256 WRS0431 Do not lean against the door. WARNING WARNING ● Even with the NISSAN Advanced Air Bag System, never install a rear-facing Supplemental side air bag (if so equipped) child restraint in the front seat. An in- and curtain side-impact and rollover air flating supplemental front air bag could bag: seriously injure or kill your child. See ● The supplemental side air bag and cur- “Child restraints” earlier in this section tain side-impact and rollover air bag for details. ordinarily will not inflate in the event of a frontal impact, rear impact, or lower severity side collision. Always wear your seat belts to help reduce the risk or severity of injury in various kinds of accidents. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-51 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 68. WARNING ● The seat belts, the supplemental side air bags and curtain side-impact and rollover air bags are most effective when you are sitting well back and up- right in the seat. The side air bag and curtain air bag inflate with great force. Do not allow anyone to place their hand, leg or face near the side air bag on the side of the seatback of the front seat or near the side roof rails. Do not allow anyone sitting in the front seats or rear outboard seats to extend their WRS0365 SSS0162 hand out of the window or lean against Do not lean against doors or windows. Do not lean against doors or windows. the door. Some examples of dangerous riding positions are shown in the previ- ous illustrations.1-52 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 69. WRS0363 SSS0159 WARNING● When sitting in the 2nd row rear seat, do not hold onto the seatback of the front seat. If the side air bag inflates, you may be seriously injured. Be especially care- ful with children, who should always be properly restrained. Some examples of dangerous riding positions are shown in the illustrations.● Do not use seat covers on the front seatbacks. They may interfere with supplemental side air bag inflation. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-53 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 70. 1. SRS curtain side-impact and rollover air bag modules 2. SRS curtain side-impact and rollover air bag 3. Diagnosis sensor unit 4. Supplemental front air bag modules 5. Crash zone sensor 6. Occupant classification system control unit 7. Occupant classification sensor (pres- sure sensor) 8. Seat belt buckle switches 9. Pre-tensioner retractor 10. Satellite sensors 11. Supplemental side air bag modules (if so equipped) NISSAN Advanced Air Bag System (front seats) This vehicle is equipped with the NISSAN ad- vanced air bag system for the driver and front passenger seats. This system is designed to meet certification requirements under U.S. regu- lations. It is also permitted in Canada. However, all of the information, cautions and warn- ings in this manual still apply and must be followed. WRS03661-54 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 71. The driver supplemental front air bag is located in the passenger air bag status light will be illumi- Even with NISSAN advanced air bags, seat beltsthe center of the steering wheel. The passenger nated (if the seat is unoccupied, the light will not should be correctly worn and the driver and pas-supplemental front air bag is mounted in the be illuminated, but the air bag will be off). See senger seated upright as far as practical awaydashboard above the glove box. The supplemen- “Front passenger air bag and status light” later in from the steering wheel or instrument panel. Thetal front air bags are designed to inflate in higher this section for further details. One front air bag supplemental front air bags inflate quickly in orderseverity frontal collisions, although they may in- inflating does not indicate improper performance to help protect the front occupants. Because offlate if the forces in another type of collision are of the system. this, the force of the front air bag inflating cansimilar to those of a higher severity frontal impact. increase the risk of injury if the occupant is too If you have any questions about your air bagThey may not inflate in certain frontal collisions. close to, or is against, the front air bag module system, please contact NISSAN or your NISSAN during inflation.Vehicle damage (or lack of it) is not always an dealer. If you are considering modification of yourindication of proper supplemental front air bag vehicle due to a disability, you may also contact The front air bags deflate quickly after a collision.system operation. NISSAN. Contact information is contained in the The supplemental front air bags operate front of this Owner’s Manual.The NISSAN advanced air bag system has dual only when the ignition switch is in the ONstage inflators. It also monitors information from When a supplemental front air bag inflates, a or START position.the crash zone sensor, the diagnosis sensor unit, fairly loud noise may be heard, followed by the After turning the ignition key to the ONseat belt buckle sensors, occupant classification release of smoke. This smoke is not harmful and position, the supplemental air bag warningsensor (pressure sensor) and passenger seat does not indicate a fire. Care should be taken to light illuminates. The supplemental air bagbelt tension sensor. Inflator operation is based on not inhale it, as it may cause irritation and chok- warning light will turn off after about 7the severity of a collision and seat belt usage for ing. Those with a history of a breathing condition seconds if the system is operational.the driver. For the front passenger, it additionally should get fresh air promptly.monitors the weight of an occupant or object on Supplemental front air bags, along with the use ofthe seat and seat belt tension. Based on informa- seat belts, help to cushion the impact force ontion from the sensors, only one front air bag may the face and chest of the front occupants. Theyinflate in a crash, depending on the crash severity can help save lives and reduce serious injuries.and whether the front occupants are belted or However, an inflating front air bag may causeunbelted. Additionally, the front passenger air facial abrasions or other injuries. Front air bagsbag may be automatically turned OFF under do not provide restraint to the lower body.some conditions, depending on the weight de-tected on the passenger seat and how the seatbelt is used. If the front passenger air bag is OFF, Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-55 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 72. Status light to certain front passenger seat occupants, such as children, by requiring the air bag to be auto- The front passenger air bag status light is matically turned OFF. Certain sensors are used located under the climate controls. The light op- to meet the requirements. erates as follows: One sensor used is the occupant classification ● Unoccupied passenger’s seat: The is sensor (pressure sensor). It is in the bottom of the OFF and the front passenger air bag is OFF front passenger seat cushion and is designed to and will not inflate in a crash. detect an occupant and objects on the seat by ● Passenger’s seat occupied by a small adult, weight. It works together with seat belt sensors child or child restraint as outlined in this described later. For example, if a child is in the section: The illuminates to indicate front passenger seat, the advanced air bag sys- that the front passenger air bag is OFF and tem is designed to turn the passenger air bag will not inflate in a crash. OFF in accordance with the regulations. Also, if a LRS0316 child restraint of the type specified in the regula- ● Occupied passenger seat and the passen-Front passenger air bag and status light tions is on the seat, its weight and the child’s ger meets the conditions outlined in this weight can be detected and cause the air bag to section: The light is OFF to indicate WARNING turn OFF. Occupant classification sensor opera- that the front passenger air bag is opera- tional. tion can vary depending on the front passengerThe front passenger air bag is designed to seat belt sensors.automatically turn OFF under some con- Front passenger air bagditions. Read this section carefully to The front passenger seat belt sensors are de-learn how it operates. Proper use of the The front passenger air bag is designed to auto- signed to detect if the seat belt is buckled and theseat, seat belt and child restraints is nec- matically turn OFF when the vehicle is operated amount of tension on the seat belt, such as whenessary for most effective protection. Fail- under some conditions as described below in it is in the automatic locking mode (child restrainture to follow all instructions in this accordance with U.S. regulations. If the front mode). Based on the weight on the seat detectedmanual concerning the use of seats, seat passenger air bag is OFF, it will not inflate in a by the occupant classification sensor and the beltbelts and child restraints can increase the crash. The driver air bag and other air bags in your tension detected on the seat belt, the advancedrisk or severity of injury in an accident. vehicle are not part of this system. air bag system determines whether the front pas- The purpose of the regulation is to help reduce senger air bag should be automatically turned the risk of injury or death from an inflating air bag OFF as required by the regulations.1-56 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 73. Front passenger seat adult occupants who are of being OFF. See “Child restraints” earlier in this that the child restraint or seat belt is not beingproperly seated and using the seat belt as out- section for proper use and installation. used properly. Make sure that the child restraint islined in this manual should not cause the passen- installed properly, the seat belt is used properly If the front passenger seat is not occupied theger air bag to be automatically turned OFF. For and the occupant is positioned properly. If the air passenger air bag is designed not to inflate in asmall adults it may be turned OFF, however if the bag status light is not illuminated, reposition the crash. However, heavy objects placed on theoccupant takes his/her weight off the seat cush- occupant or child restraint in a rear seat. seat could result in air bag inflation, because ofion (for example, by not sitting upright, by sitting the object’s weight detected by the occupant If the passenger air bag status light will not illu-on an edge of the seat, or by otherwise being out classification sensor. Other conditions could also minate even though you believe that the childof position), this could cause the sensor to turn result in air bag inflation, such as if a child is restraint, the seat belts and the occupant arethe air bag OFF. In addition, if the occupant standing on the seat, or if two children are on the properly positioned, the system may be sensingimproperly uses the seat belt in the automatic seat, contrary to the instructions in this manual. an unoccupied seat (in which case the air bag islocking mode (child restraint mode), this could Always be sure that you and all vehicle occupants OFF). Your NISSAN dealer can check that thecause the air bag to be turned OFF. Always be are seated and restrained properly. system is OFF by using a special tool. However,sure to be seated and wearing the seat belt Using the passenger air bag status light, you can until you have confirmed with your dealer thatproperly for the most effective protection by the monitor when the front passenger air bag is au- your air bag is working properly, reposition theseat belt and supplemental air bag. tomatically turned OFF with the seat occupied. occupant or child restraint in a rear seat.NISSAN recommends that pre-teens and chil- The light will not illuminate when the front pas- The air bag system and passenger air bag statusdren be properly restrained in a rear seat. senger seat is unoccupied. light will take a few seconds to register a changeNISSAN also recommends that appropriate child If an adult occupant is in the seat but the passen- in the passenger seat status. For example, if arestraints and booster seats be properly installed ger air bag status light is illuminated (indicating large adult who is sitting in the front passengerin a rear seat. If this is not possible, the occupant that the air bag is OFF), it could be that the seat exits the vehicle, the passenger air bagclassification sensor and seat belt sensors are person is a small adult, or is not sitting on the seat status light will go from OFF to ON for a fewdesigned to operate as described above to turn properly or not using the seat belt properly. seconds and then to OFF. This is normal systemthe front passenger air bag OFF for specified operation and does not indicate a malfunction.child restraints as required by the regulations. If a child restraint must be used in the front seat,Failing to properly secure child restraints and to the passenger air bag status light may or may not If a malfunction occurs in the front passenger airuse the automatic locking mode (child restraint be illuminated, depending on the size of the child bag system, the supplemental air bag warningmode) may allow the restraint to tip or move in an and the type of child restraint being used. If the air light , located in the meter and gauges areaaccident or sudden stop. This can also result in bag status light is not illuminated (indicating that in the center of the instrument panel, will blink.the passenger air bag inflating in a crash instead the air bag might inflate in a crash), it could be Have the system checked by a NISSAN dealer. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-57 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 74. Other supplemental front air bag precau- ● Tampering with the supplemental front ● Work on and around the supplementaltions air bag system may result in serious front air bag system should be done by personal injury. Tampering includes a NISSAN dealer. Installation of electri- WARNING changes to the steering wheel and the cal equipment should also be done by a● Do not place any objects on the steer- instrument panel assembly by placing NISSAN dealer. The Supplemental Re- ing wheel pad or on the instrument material over the steering wheel pad straint System (SRS) wiring should not panel. Also, do not place any objects and above the instrument panel or by be modified or disconnected. Unautho- between any occupant and the steering installing additional trim material rized electrical test equipment and wheel or instrument panel. Such ob- around the air bag system. probing devices should not be used on jects may become dangerous projec- the air bag system. ● Modifying or tampering with the front tiles and cause injury if the supplemen- passenger seat may result in serious ● A cracked windshield should be re- tal front air bag inflates. personal injury. For example, do not placed immediately by a qualified re-● Immediately after inflation, several change the front seats by placing mate- pair facility. A cracked windshield could front air bag system components will be rial on the seat cushion or by installing affect the function of the supplemental hot. Do not touch them; you may se- additional trim material, such as seat air bag system. verely burn yourself. covers, on the seat that are not specifi- ● The SRS wiring harness connectors are cally designed to assure proper air bag● No unauthorized changes should be yellow and orange for easy operation. Additionally, do not stow any made to any components or wiring of identification. objects under the front passenger seat the supplemental air bag system. This is or the seat cushion and seatback. Such When selling your vehicle, we request that you to prevent accidental inflation of the objects may interfere with the proper inform the buyer about the supplemental front air supplemental air bag or damage to the operation of the occupant classifica- bag system and guide the buyer to the appropri- supplemental air bag system. tion sensor (pressure sensor). ate sections in this Owner’s Manual.● Do not make unauthorized changes to ● No unauthorized changes should be your vehicle’s electrical system, sus- made to any components or wiring of pension system or front end structure. the seat belt system. This may affect the This could affect proper operation of supplemental front air bag system. the supplemental front air bag system. Tampering with the seat belt system may result in serious personal injury.1-58 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 75. signed to inflate in higher severity side collisions, injuries. Supplemental side air bags and curtain although they may inflate if the forces in another side-impact and rollover air bags do not provide type of collision are similar to those of a higher restraint to the lower body. severity side impact. They are designed to inflate The seat belts should be correctly worn and the on the side where the vehicle is impacted. They driver and passenger seated upright as far as may not inflate in certain side collisions. practical away from the supplemental side air Curtain side-impact and rollover air bags are also bag. Rear seat passengers should be seated as designed to inflate in certain types of rollover far away as practical from the door finishers and collisions or near rollovers. side roof rails. The side air bags and curtain air Vehicle damage (or lack of it) is not always an bag inflate quickly in order to help protect the indication of proper supplemental side air bag occupants. Because of this, the force of the side and curtain side-impact and rollover air bag op- air bag and curtain air bag inflating can increase eration. the risk of injury if the occupant is too close to, or WRS0381 is against, these air bag modules during inflation. When the supplemental side air bag and curtain The side air bag will deflate quickly after theSupplemental side-impact air bag (if air bags inflate, a fairly loud noise may be heard, collision is over.so equipped) and curtain side-impact followed by release of smoke. This smoke is notand rollover air bags system harmful and does not indicate a fire. Care should The curtain side-impact and rollover air bag will be taken not to inhale it, as it may cause irritation remain inflated for a short time.The supplemental side-impact air bags are lo- and choking. Those with a history of a breathingcated in the outside of the seatback of the front condition should get fresh air promptly. The supplemental side air bags and curtainseats. The supplemental curtain side-impact and side-impact and rollover air bags operate Supplemental side air bags, along with the use of only when the ignition switch is in the ONrollover air bags are located in the side roof rails seat belts, help to cushion the impact force onin all 3 rows. These systems are designed to meet or START positions. the chest of the front occupants. Curtain side-voluntary guidelines to help reduce the risk of impact and rollover air bags help to cushion the After turning the ignition key to the ONinjury to out-of-position occupants. However, impact force to the head of occupants in the front position, the supplemental air bag warningall of the information, cautions and warn- and rear outboard seating positions in all rows. light illuminates. The supplemental air bagings in this manual still apply and must be They can help save lives and reduce serious warning light will turn off after about 7followed. The supplemental side air bags and injuries. However, an inflating side air bag, or seconds if the system is operational.curtain side-impact and rollover air bags are de- curtain air bag may cause abrasions or other Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-59 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 76. WARNING ● Tampering with the supplemental side Pre-tensioner seat belt system (Front● Do not place any objects near the seat- air bag system may result in serious seats) personal injury. For example, do not back of the front seats. Also, do not change the front seats by placing mate- place any objects (an umbrella, bag, WARNING rial near the seatbacks or by installing etc.) between the front door finisher additional trim material, such as seat ● The pre-tensioner seat belt cannot be and the front seat. Such objects may covers, around the side air bag. reused after activation. It must be re- become dangerous projectiles and placed together with the retractor and cause injury if the supplemental side air ● Work around and on the curtain air bag buckle as a unit. bag inflates. system should be done by a NISSAN dealer. Installation of electrical equip- ● If the vehicle becomes involved in a● Right after inflation, several side air bag ment should also be done by a NISSAN frontal collision but the pre-tensioner is and curtain side-impact and rollover air dealer. The SRS wiring harnesses* not activated, be sure to have the pre- bag system components will be hot. Do should not be modified or discon- tensioner system checked and, if nec- not touch them; you may severely burn nected. Unauthorized electrical test essary, replaced by your NISSAN yourself. equipment and probing devices should dealer.● No unauthorized changes should be not be used on the side air bag or cur- ● No unauthorized changes should be made to any components or wiring of tain air bag system. made to any components or wiring of the side air bag and curtain air bag the pre-tensioner seat belt system. This system. This is to prevent accidental * The SRS wiring harness or connectors are is to prevent accidental activation of inflation of the side air bag and curtain yellow or orange for easy identification. the pre-tensioner seat belt or damage air bag or damage to the side air bag When selling your vehicle, we request that you to the pre-tensioner seat belt operation. and curtain air bag system. inform the buyer about the supplemental side air Tampering with the pre-tensioner seat● Do not make unauthorized changes to bag and curtain air bag system and guide the belt system may result in serious per- your vehicle’s electrical system, sus- buyer to the appropriate sections in this Owner’s sonal injury. pension system or side panel. This Manual. could affect proper operation of the supplemental curtain air bag system.1-60 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 77. ● Work around and on the pre-tensioner When the pre-tensioner seat belt activates, system should be done by a NISSAN smoke is released and a loud noise may be heard. dealer. Installation of electrical equip- This smoke is not harmful and does not indicate a ment should also be done by a NISSAN fire. Care should be taken not to inhale it, as it may dealer. Unauthorized electrical test cause irritation and choking. Those with a history equipment and probing devices should of a breathing condition should get fresh air not be used on the pre-tensioner seat promptly. belt system. After the pre-tensioner seat belts have activated,● If you need to dispose of the pre- load limiters allow the seat belt to release web- tensioner or scrap the vehicle, contact a bing (if necessary) to reduce forces against the NISSAN dealer. Correct pre-tensioner chest. disposal procedures are set forth in the If any abnormality occurs in the pre-tensioner appropriate NISSAN Service Manual. system, the supplemental air bag warning Incorrect disposal procedures could light will not come on, will flash intermit- LRS0397 cause personal injury. tently or will turn on for 7 seconds and remain on 1. SRS Air bag warning labelsThe front seat pre-tensioner seat belt system after the ignition key has been turned to the ON or START position. In this case, the pre-tensioner The warning labels are located on the sur-activates in conjunction with the front supple- seat belt may not function properly. They must be face of the sun visor.mental air bag systems. Working with the seatbelt retractor, it helps tighten the seat belt when checked and repaired. Take your vehicle to the 2. SRS Side air bag warning label (if sothe vehicle becomes involved in certain types of nearest NISSAN dealer. equipped)collisions, helping to restrain front seat occu- When selling your vehicle, we request that youpants. The warning label is located on the side of inform the buyer about the pre-tensioner seat belt the passenger’s side center pillar.The pre-tensioner is encased with the seat belt’s system and guide the buyer to the appropriateretractor. These seat belts are used the same as sections in this Owner’s Manual.conventional seat belts. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-61 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 78. SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG When the ignition key is in the ON or STARTWARNING LABELS position, the supplemental air bag warning light illuminates for about 7 seconds and then turnsWarning labels about the supplemental front air off. This means the system is operational.bags and supplemental side-impact and rolloverair bag systems are placed in the vehicle as If any of the following conditions occur, theshown in the illustration. supplemental front air bag, supplemental side air bag, curtain air bag and pre-tensioner seat belt systems need servicing: ● The supplemental air bag warning light re- mains on after approximately 7 seconds. ● The supplemental air bag warning light flashes intermittently. LRS0100 ● The supplemental air bag warning light does SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG not come on at all. WARNING LIGHT Under these conditions, the supplemental front The supplemental air bag warning light, air bag, supplemental side air bags and curtain air displaying in the instrument panel, moni- bag or pre-tensioner seat belt systems may not tors the circuits of the supplemental front air bag, operate properly. It must be checked and re- supplemental side-impact air bag and curtain paired. Take your vehicle to the nearest NISSAN side-impact and rollover air bag and pre- dealer. tensioner seat belt systems. The circuits moni- tored by the supplemental air bag warning light are the diagnosis sensor unit, crash zone sensor, satellite sensors, rollover sensor, front air bag modules, side air bag modules, curtain air bag modules, pre-tensioner seat belts and all related wiring.1-62 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 79. WARNING WARNINGIf the supplemental air bag warning light ● Once a supplemental front air bag,is on, it could mean that the supplemental supplemental side air bag or curtain airfront air bag, supplemental side air bag, bag has inflated, the air bag module willcurtain air bag systems and/or pre- not function again and must be re-tensioner seat belt systems will not oper- placed. Additionally, if any of theate in an accident. To help avoid injury to supplemental front air bags inflate, theyourself or others, have your vehicle activated pre-tensioner seat belts mustchecked by a NISSAN dealer as soon as also be replaced. The air bag modulepossible. and pre-tensioner seat belt system should be replaced by a NISSAN dealer.Repair and replacement procedure The air bag module and pre-tensioner seat belt system cannot be repaired.The supplemental front air bags, supplementalside air bags, curtain air bags and pre-tensioner ● The supplemental front air bag, side airseat belts are designed to inflate on a one-time- bag and curtain air bag systems, andonly basis. As a reminder, unless it is damaged, the pre-tensioner seat belt systemthe supplemental air bag warning light remains should be inspected by a NISSANilluminated after inflation has occurred. Repair dealer if there is any damage to theand replacement of these supplemental air bag front end or side portion of the vehicle.systems should be done only by a NISSAN ● If you need to dispose of the supple-dealer. mental air bag, pre-tensioner seat belt system or scrap the vehicle, contact aWhen maintenance work is required on the ve- NISSAN dealer. Correct supplementalhicle, the supplemental front air bags, supple- air bag and pre-tensioner seat belt sys-mental side air bags, curtain air bags, pre- tem disposal procedures are set forth intensioner seat belts and related parts should be the appropriate NISSAN Servicepointed out to the person performing the mainte- Manual. Incorrect disposal proceduresnance. The ignition key should always be in the could cause personal injury.LOCK position when working under the hood orinside the vehicle. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-63 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 80. 2 Instruments and controlsInstrument panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2 Rear window wiper and washer switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-23Meters and gauges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3 Rear window and outside mirror defroster switch. . . . . 2-24 Speedometer and odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4 Headlight and turn signal switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-24 Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5 Headlight control switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-24 Engine coolant temperature gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5 Daytime running light system (Canada only) . . . . . . 2-26 Fuel gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6 Instrument brightness control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-27 Engine oil pressure gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6 Turn signal switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-27 Voltmeter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7 Fog light switch (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-28 Automatic transmission fluid temperature Hazard warning flasher switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-28 gauge (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7 Horn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-29Compass and outside temperature display . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8 Heated seat (if so equipped). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-29 Outside temperature display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8 Vehicle dynamic control (VDC) off switch. . . . . . . . . . . . 2-30 Compass display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-9 Rear sonar system off switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-30Warning/indicator lights and audible reminders . . . . . . 2-12 Tow mode switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-31 Checking bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-13 Power outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-31 Warning lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-13 Cigarette lighter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-32 Indicator lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-17 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-33 Audible reminders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-20 Instrument panel storage trays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-33Security systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-20 Console box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-33 Vehicle security system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-20 Glove box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-35 NISSAN vehicle immobilizer system . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-21 Sunglasses holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-35Windshield wiper and washer switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-22 Map pockets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-36 Switch operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-22 Seatback pocket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-36 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 81. Overhead console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-36 Personal lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-50 Cup holders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-37 Map lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-50 2nd row center console (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . 2-40 Cargo light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-51 Cargo area storage bin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-41 HomeLinkா universal transceiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-51 Luggage hooks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-41 Programming HomeLinkா. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-52 Roof rack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-43 Programming HomeLinkா for CanadianWindows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-44 customers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-53 Power windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-44 Operating the HomeLinkா universal Power vent windows (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-46 transceiver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-54 Manual vent windows (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . 2-47 Programming trouble-diagnosis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-54Sunroof (if so equipped). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-47 Clearing the programmed information . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-54 Automatic sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-47 Reprogramming a single HomeLinkா button . . . . . . 2-54Interior light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-49 If your vehicle is stolen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-54 Console light. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-50 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 82. INSTRUMENT PANEL 1. Ventilators (P. 4-16) 2. Instrument brightness control (P. 2-27) 3. Headlight/fog light (if so equipped)/turn signal switch (P. 2-24) 4. Steering wheel switch for audio control (P. 4-36) 5. Driver supplemental air bag/horn (P. 1-47, P. 2-29) 6. Meters, gauges and warning/indicator lights (P. 2-3, 2-12) 7. Cruise control main/set switches (P. 5-15) 8. Windshield wiper/washer switch and rear window wiper/washer switch (P. 2-22, P. 2-23) 9. Ignition switch (P. 5-8) 10. Navigation system* (if so equipped) (P. 4-2) 11. Navigation system* controls (if so equipped) (P. 4-2) 12. Audio system controls (P. 4-21) 13. Front passenger supplemental air bag (P. 1-47) 14. Glove box (P. 2-35) 15. Climate controls (P. 4-17) 16. Aux jack (if so equipped) (P. 4-35) WIC08512-2 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 83. METERS AND GAUGES17. Heated seat switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-29)18. Power outlet/cigarette lighter (accessory) (P. 2-31/P. 2-32)19. Vehicle dynamic control (VDC) off switch (P. 2-30)20. Tow mode switch (P. 2-31)21. Shift selector lever (P. 5-10)22. Power outlet (P. 2-31)23. Front passenger air bag status light (P. 1-56)24. Hazard lights (P. 2-28)25. 4WD shift switch (if so equipped) (P. 5-18)26. Tilt steering wheel control (P. 3-16)27. Rear sonar system off switch (P. 2-30)28. Pedal position adjustment switch (P. 3-16)29. Lift gate open/close switch (if so equipped) (P. 3-10)*: Refer to the separate Navigation System Own- LIC0540er’s Manual (if so equipped). 1. Warning/indicator lights 7. Automatic transmission fluid tempera-See the page number indicated in paren- 2. Tachometer ture gauge (if so equipped)theses for operating details. 3. Speedometer 8. Odometer/Twin trip odometer 4. Engine coolant temperature gauge 9. Voltmeter 5. Fuel gauge 6. Engine oil pressure gauge Instruments and controls 2-3 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 84. Odometer/Twin trip odometer The odometer/twin trip odometer is displayed when the ignition key is in the ON position. The odometer records the total distance the ve- hicle has been driven. The twin trip odometer records the distance of individual trips. LIC0541 LIC05421. Speedometer Changing the display:2. Odometer/twin trip display Pushing the change button changes the display3. Change button as follows:SPEEDOMETER AND ODOMETER Trip → Trip → Odometer onlySpeedometer Resetting the trip odometer:The speedometer indicates vehicle speed in Pushing the change button for more than 1 sec-miles per hour (MPH) and kilometers per hour ond resets the trip odometer to zero.(km/h). Elapsed time, driving distance and average speed information is also available for vehicles with navigation system (if so equipped). Refer to “Control panel buttons” in the “Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems” sec- tion later in this manual.2-4 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 85. CAUTION If the gauge indicates coolant tempera- ture near the hot (H) end of the normal range, reduce vehicle speed to decrease temperature. If the gauge is over the nor- mal range, stop the vehicle as soon as safely possible. If the engine is over- heated, continued operation of the ve- hicle may seriously damage the engine. See “If your vehicle overheats” in the “In case of emergency” section for immediate action required. LIC0543 LIC0544TACHOMETER ENGINE COOLANT TEMPERATUREThe tachometer indicates engine speed in revo- GAUGElutions per minute (rpm). Do not rev the engine The gauge indicates the engine coolant tempera-into the red zone ᭺. 1 ture. The engine coolant temperature is within the normal range ᭺ when the gauge needle points 1 CAUTION within the zone shown in the illustration.When engine speed approaches the red The engine coolant temperature varies with thezone, shift to a higher gear. Operating theengine in the red zone may cause serious outside air temperature and driving conditions.engine damage. Instruments and controls 2-5 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 86. The indicates that the fuel-filler door is located on the driver’s side of the vehicle. CAUTION ● If the vehicle runs out of fuel, the malfunction indicator light (MIL) may come on. Refuel as soon as possible. After a few driving trips, the light should turn off. If the light remains on after a few driving trips, have the vehicle inspected by a NISSAN dealer. LIC0545 ● For additional information, see “Mal- LIC0546FUEL GAUGE function indicator light (MIL)” later in ENGINE OIL PRESSURE GAUGE this section.The gauge indicates the approximate fuel level The gauge indicates the engine lubrication sys-in the tank. tem oil pressure while the engine is running.The gauge may move slightly during braking, CAUTIONturning, acceleration, or going up or down hills. ● This gauge is not designed to indicateThe gauge needle returns to E (Empty) after the low engine oil level. Use the dipstick toignition key is turned to OFF. check the oil level. (See “Engine oil” inThe low fuel warning light comes on when the the “Maintenance and do-it-yourself”amount of fuel in the tank is getting low. section.)Refill the fuel tank before the gauge regis-ters E (Empty).2-6 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 87. ● If the gauge needle does not move with the proper amount of engine oil, have the vehicle checked by a NISSAN dealer. Continued vehicle operation in such a condition could cause serious damage to the engine. LIC0547 LIC0548 VOLTMETER AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID When the ignition key is turned to the ON posi- TEMPERATURE GAUGE (if so tion, the voltmeter indicates the battery voltage. equipped) When the engine is running, it indicates the gen- erator voltage. This gauge indicates the temperature of the au- tomatic transmission fluid. The automatic trans- While cranking the engine, the volts drop below mission fluid temperature is in the normal range the normal range. If the needle is not in the normal range (11 – 15 volts) ᭺ while the engine is 1 ᭺ when the gauge needle points within the zone 1 shown in the illustration. running, it may indicate that the charging system is not functioning properly. Have the system checked by a NISSAN dealer. Instruments and controls 2-7 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 88. COMPASS AND OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE DISPLAY This unit has the following functions: CAUTION● This gauge is not designed to indicate ● Measures terrestrial magnetism and indi- low automatic transmission fluid level. cates heading direction of vehicle Use the dipstick to check the fluid level. ● Indicates outside air temperature (See “5-speed automatic transmission fluid” in the “Maintenance and do-it- ● Indicates possible frozen road conditions yourself” section.) With the ignition switch in the ON position, press● If the gauge indicates automatic trans- the mode button as described in the chart below mission fluid temperature over the nor- to activate various features of the compass and mal range, stop the vehicle as soon as outside temperature display. safely possible. Have the vehicle Push and hold Feature: checked by a NISSAN dealer. Contin- the mode button (Push button again for about 1 sec- ued operation of the vehicle may seri- for about: ond to change settings) ously damage the transmission. LIC0659 Compass display toggles: °F → °C Type A 1 second → OFF → °F Compass zone can be changed to OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE DISPLAY 5 seconds correct false compass readings Push the mode button ᭺ when the ignition key is 1 10 seconds Compass enters calibration mode in the ON position to change the display as follows: °F → °C → OFF → °F. ● If the outside temperature drops below 37°F (3°C), the display indicates ICE. The display will continue to indicate ICE until the tem- perature reaches 41°F (5°C). ● When the outside temperature is between 130°F (55°C) and 158°F (70°C), the display shows 130°F (55°C).2-8 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 89. ture or the temperature displayed on various signs or billboards. ● Temperature display will not increase unless the vehicle is moving faster than 12 mph (20 km/h). ● If the ignition has been off for less than 2 hours and the outside temperature is greater than the last detected temperature, the dis- play will show the last detected temperature when the ignition is turned on. COMPASS DISPLAY Push the mode button ᭺ when the ignition key is 1 LIC0660 in the ON position to turn on the compass dis- Type B play. The arrow ᭺ indicates direction. 2● When the outside temperature is between N: North -22°F (-30°C) and -40°F (-40°C), the dis- E: East play shows -22°F (-30°C). S: South● When the outside temperature is lower than W: West -40°F (-40°C) or higher than 158°F (70°C), If the compass display flashes, calibrate the com- the display shows only — — — though it is pass by driving the vehicle one and a half circles operating. This is not a malfunction. at a maximum speed of 6 MPH (10 km/h).● The outside temperature sensor is located in You can also calibrate the compass by driving front of the radiator. The sensor may be your vehicle on your everyday route. The com- affected by road or engine heat, wind direc- pass will be calibrated once it has tracked one tion and other driving conditions. The display and a half circles. may differ from the actual outside tempera- Instruments and controls 2-9 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 90. Zone variation change procedure The difference between magnetic north and geo- graphical north is known as variance. In some areas, this difference can sometimes be great enough to cause false compass readings. Follow these instructions to set the variance for your particular location if this happens: 1. With the display turned on, press and hold the mode button for about 5 seconds. The current zone number will appear in the dis- play. Release the button. 2. Find your current location on the zone map. Refer to the illustration. 3. Press the mode button repeatedly to toggle through the zone numbers until the desired number shows in the display. The display should return to the normal compass mode within a few seconds of no button activity. 4. If the vehicle changes zones, repeat steps 1 through 3. Inaccurate compass direction The compass display is equipped with automatic correction function. If the correct direction is not shown, follow this procedure. 1. With the display turned on, press and hold the mode button for about 10 seconds. The WIC0355 compass display will begin to flash.2-10 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 91. 2. Calibrate the compass by driving the vehicle one and a half circles at a maximum speed of 6 MPH (10 km/h).3. After completing the circles, the display should return to normal.● If the compass deviates from the correct indication soon after repeated adjustment, have the compass checked at an authorized dealer.● The compass may not indicate the correct compass point in tunnels or while driving up or down a steep hill. (The compass returns to the correct compass point when the ve- hicle moves to an area where the geomag- netism is stabilized.)● If a magnet is located in or near the overhead console in the front of the vehicle or the vehicle is driven where the terrestrial mag- netism is disturbed, the compass display may not indicate the correct direction. CAUTIONDo not install a ski rack, antenna, etc.,which are attached to the vehicle bymeans of a magnet. They affect the opera-tion of the compass. Instruments and controls 2-11 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 92. WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTS ANDAUDIBLE REMINDERS or Anti-lock braking warning light Low fuel warning light Front passenger air bag status light Automatic transmission check warning light Low tire pressure warning light High beam indicator light (Blue) Automatic transmission park warning light Low windshield washer fluid warning light Malfunction indicator light (MIL) ( model) or Brake warning light Seat belt warning light and chime Security indicator light Charge warning light Supplemental air bag warning light Slip indicator light Check suspension warning light (if so Automatic transmission position indicator light Transfer 4LO position indicator light equipped) ( model) Door open warning light Cruise main switch indicator light Turn signal/hazard indicator lights Engine oil pressure low/engine coolant tem- Cruise set switch indicator light Vehicle dynamic control off indicator light perature high warning light 4WD warning light ( model) 4WD shift indicator light ( model)2-12 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 93. CHECKING BULBS If the light comes on while you are driving, ● The warning light may come on when contact a NISSAN dealer for repair. the ignition switch is ON and the auto-With all doors closed, apply the parking brake Automatic transmission check matic transmission lever is shifted toand turn the ignition key to the ON position the P position while shifting the trans-without starting the engine. The following lights warning light fer case between 4H and 4LO. Shift thewill come on: 4WD shift switch to the 2WD, AUTO, 4H, When the ignition switch is turned ON, the light , or , , , , comes on for about 2 seconds. If the light comes or 4LO position again to turn off the ATP on at any other time, it may indicate the automatic warning light when the warning lightThe following lights come on briefly and then go comes on. (Before shifting the 4WDoff: transmission system is not functioning properly. switch into the 4LO position or out of Have the system checked by a NISSAN dealer. or , , , , , , 4LO in the 4H position, move the auto- , , Automatic transmission park matic transmission selector lever into the N position. Shift the selector leverIf any light fails to come on, it may indicate warning light ( model) into the P position and make sure thata burned-out bulb or an open circuit in the the 4WD shift indicator light is ON andelectrical system. Have the system repaired WARNING the ATP warning light is OFF.)promptly. ● If the ATP light is ON, this indicates that the automatic transmission P (Park) po- This light indicates that the automatic transmis-WARNING LIGHTS sition will not function and the transfer sion parking function is not engaged. If the trans- case is in neutral. fer control is not secured in any drive position or Anti-lock braking while the automatic transmission selector lever is warning light ● When parking, always make sure that in the P (Park) position, the transmission will the 4WD shift indicator light illuminates disengage and the drive wheels will not lock.If the light comes on while the engine is running, and the parking brake is set. Failure toit may indicate the anti-lock braking system is not engage the transfer position in 2WD, or Brake warning lightfunctioning properly. Have the system checked AUTO, 4H or 4LO could result in theby a NISSAN dealer. vehicle moving unexpectedly, resulting This light functions for both the parking brake and in serious personal injury or property the foot brake systems.If a malfunction occurs in the system, the anti- damage.lock function is turned off, but the regular brakingsystem continues to operate. Instruments and controls 2-13 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 94. Parking brake indicator ● Pressing the brake pedal with the en- ● Do not continue driving if the generatorWhen the ignition key is in the ON position, the gine stopped and/or a low brake fluid belt is loose, broken or missing.light comes on when the parking brake is applied. level may increase your stopping dis- tance and braking will require greater Check suspension warningLow brake fluid warning light pedal effort as well as pedal travel. light (if so equipped)When the ignition key is in the ON position, the ● If the brake fluid level is below the This light may indicate a malfunction in the auto-light warns of a low brake fluid level. If the light MINIMUM or MIN mark on the brake leveling suspension.comes on while the engine is running with the fluid reservoir, do not drive until the brake system has been checked at a For additional information, refer to “Jacking upparking brake not applied, stop the vehicle and NISSAN dealer. vehicle and removing the damaged tire” in the “Inperform the following: case of emergency” section of this manual. 1. Check the brake fluid level. Add brake fluid Charge warning light Door open warning light as necessary. See “Brake fluid” in the “Main- tenance and do-it-yourself” section of this If this light comes on while the engine is running, This light comes on when any of the doors are not manual. it may indicate the charging system is not func- closed securely while the ignition key is in the ON tioning properly. Turn the engine off and check position. 2. If the brake fluid level is correct, have the the generator belt. If the belt is loose, broken, warning system checked by a NISSAN Engine oil pressure missing, or if the light remains on, see a NISSAN dealer. dealer immediately. low/Engine coolant WARNING temperature high warning CAUTION light● Your brake system may not be working ● Do not ground electrical accessories This light warns of low engine oil pressure or high properly if the warning light is on. Driv- directly to the battery terminal. Doing engine coolant temperature. ing could be dangerous. If you judge it so will bypass the variable control sys- to be safe, drive carefully to the nearest tem and the vehicle battery may not If the light flickers or comes on during normal service station for repairs. Otherwise, charge completely. Refer to “Variable driving, pull off the road in a safe area, stop the have your vehicle towed because driv- voltage control system” in the “Mainte- engine and allow it to cool. If the light remains on ing it could be dangerous. nance and do-it-yourself” section later after checking the oil and coolant, stop the en- in this manual. gine immediately and call a NISSAN dealer or other authorized repair shop.2-14 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 95. This light is not designed to indicate a low 4WD warning light ( ● If the warning light is still on after theoil or low coolant level. Check the oil level model) above operation, have your vehiclewith the dipstick and check the coolant level on The 4WD warning light comes on when the key checked by a NISSAN dealer as soon asthe reservoir. See “Engine oil” and “Checking switch is turned to ON. It turns off soon after the possible.engine coolant level” in the “Maintenance and engine is started.do-it-yourself” section of this manual. Also see “If Low fuel warning lightyour vehicle overheats” in the “In case of emer- If the engine or vehicle is not functioning properly,gency” section of this manual. the warning light will either remain illuminated or This light comes on when the fuel level in the fuel blink. See “4WD warning light” in the “Starting tank is getting low. Refuel as soon as it is conve- CAUTION and driving” section. nient, preferably before the fuel gauge reaches E (Empty). There will be a small reserve of fuel● Running the engine with the engine oil pressure warning light on could cause CAUTION in the tank when the fuel gauge needle reaches E (Empty). serious damage to the engine almost ● If the warning light comes on or blinks immediately. Such damage is not cov- during operation, have your vehicle Low tire pressure warning ered by warranty. Turn off the engine as checked by a NISSAN dealer as soon as soon as it is safe to do so. possible. light● If the gauge indicates engine coolant ● Do not drive on dry hard surface roads Your vehicle is equipped with a Tire Pressure temperature over the normal range, in the 4H or 4LO position. If the 4WD Monitoring System (TPMS) that monitors the tire stop the vehicle as soon as safely pos- warning light turns on when you are pressure of all tires except the spare. sible. If the engine is overheated, con- driving on dry hard surface roads: The low tire pressure warning light warns of low tinued operation of the vehicle may se- tire pressure or indicates that the TPMS is not – in the AUTO or 4H position, shift the riously damage the engine. See “If your functioning properly. 4WD shift switch to 2WD. vehicle overheats” in the “In case of emergency” section for immediate ac- – in the 4LO position, stop the vehicle, After the ignition switch is turned ON, this light tion required. move the automatic transmission illuminates for about 1 second and turns off. shift selector lever to the N position Low tire pressure warning: and shift the 4WD shift switch to 2WD. If the vehicle is being driven with low tire pres- sure, the warning light will illuminate. If you select the tire pressure information in the display (if so Instruments and controls 2-15 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 96. equipped), the LOW PRESSURE warning mes- For additional information, see “Tire pressure ● When a spare tire is mounted or a wheelsage will be displayed. The tire pressure for each monitoring system (TPMS)” in the “Starting and is replaced, tire pressure will not betire will also be displayed. driving” section. indicated, the TPMS will not functionWhen the low tire pressure warning light illumi- and the low tire pressure warning light WARNING will flash. Contact your NISSAN dealernates, you should stop and adjust the tire pres-sure to the recommended COLD tire pressure ● If the light does not illuminate with the as soon as possible for tire replacement ignition switch turned ON, have the ve- and/or system resetting.shown on the Tire and Loading Information label.The low tire pressure warning light does not hicle checked by a NISSAN dealer as ● Replacing tires with those not originallyautomatically turn off when the tire pressure is soon as possible. specified by NISSAN could affect theadjusted. After the tire is inflated to the recom- ● If the light illuminates while driving, proper operation of the TPMS.mended pressure, the vehicle must be driven at avoid sudden steering maneuvers orspeeds above 16 MPH (25 km/h) to activate the abrupt braking, reduce vehicle speed, CAUTIONTPMS and turn off the low tire pressure warning pull off the road to a safe location and ● The TPMS is not a substitute for thelight. Use a tire pressure gauge to check the tire stop the vehicle as soon as possible. regular tire pressure check. Be sure topressure. Serious vehicle damage could occur check the tire pressure regularly. and may lead to an accident and couldFor additional information, see “Tire pressure result in serious personal injury. Check ● If the vehicle is being driven at speedsmonitoring system (TPMS)” in the “Starting and the tire pressure for all four tires. Adjust of less than 16 MPH (25 km/h), thedriving” section and in the “In case of emergency” the tire pressure to the recommended TPMS may not operate correctly.section. COLD tire pressure shown on the Tire ● Be sure to install the specified size ofTPMS malfunction: and Loading Information label to turn tires to the 4 wheels correctly. the low tire pressure warning light OFF.If the TPMS is not functioning properly, the low If the light still illuminates while driving Low windshield washer fluidtire pressure warning light will flash for approxi- after adjusting the tire pressure, a tire may be flat. If you have a flat tire, re- warning lightmately 1 minute when the ignition switch isturned ON. The light will remain on after the 1 place it with a spare tire as soon as This light comes on when the windshield washerminute. Have the system checked by a NISSAN possible. fluid is at a low level. Add windshield washer fluiddealer. as necessary. See “Window washer fluid” in the “Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section of this manual.2-16 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 97. Seat belt warning light and rollover air bags, and pre-tensioner seat belt sys- INDICATOR LIGHTS chime tems need servicing and your vehicle must be Automatic transmission taken to a NISSAN dealer:The light and chime remind you to fasten your position indicator lightseat belts. The light illuminates whenever the ● The supplemental air bag warning light re- mains on after approximately 7 seconds. When the ignition key is turned to the ON posi-ignition key is turned to the ON or START position tion, this indicator light shows the automaticand remains illuminated until the driver’s seat belt ● The supplemental air bag warning light transmission selector lever position. See “Drivingis fastened. At the same time, the chime sounds flashes intermittently. the vehicle” in the “Starting and driving” sectionfor about 6 seconds unless the driver’s seat belt of this manual. ● The supplemental air bag warning light doesis securely fastened. not come on at all. Cruise main switch indicatorThe seat belt warning light may also illuminate ifthe front passenger’s seat belt is not fastened Unless checked and repaired, the supplemental light restraint system (air bag system) and/or the pre-when the front passenger’s seat is occupied . For The light comes on when the cruise control main tensioner seat belts may not function properly.7 seconds after the ignition switch is in the ON switch is pushed. The light goes out when the For additional details see “Supplemental restraintposition, the system does not activate the warn- main switch is pushed again. When the cruise system” in the “Safety—Seats, seat belts anding light for the front passenger. main switch indicator light comes on, the cruise supplemental restraint system” section of thisRefer to “Seat belts” in the “Safety—Seats, seat manual. control system is operational.belts and supplemental restraint system” sectionfor precautions on seat belt usage. WARNING Cruise set switch indicator light Supplemental air bag warning If the supplemental air bag warning light light is on, it could mean that the supplemental The light comes on while the vehicle speed is front air bag, supplemental side air bag, controlled by the cruise control system. If the lightWhen the ignition key is in the ON or START curtain side-impact and rollover air bag blinks while the engine is running, it may indicateposition, the supplemental air bag warning light systems (if so equipped) and/or pre- the cruise control system is not functioning prop-illuminates for about 7 seconds and then turns tensioner seat belt systems will not oper- erly. Have the system checked by a NISSANoff. This means the system is operational. ate in an accident. To help avoid injury to dealer.If any of the following conditions occur, the yourself or others, have your vehiclesupplemental front air bags, supplemental side checked by a NISSAN dealer as soon asair bags (if so equipped), curtain side-impact and possible. Instruments and controls 2-17 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 98. 4WD shift indicator light The high beam indicator light also comes on ● Malfunction indicator light on steady — An ( model) when the passing signal is activated. emission control system malfunction has been detected. Check the fuel-filler cap. IfThe light should turn off within 1 second after Malfunction indicator light the fuel-filler cap is loose or missing, tightenturning the ignition switch to ON. (MIL) or install the cap and continue to drive theWhile the engine is running, the 4WD shift indi- If this indicator light comes on steady or blinks vehicle. The light should turn off aftercator light will illuminate the position selected by while the engine is running, it may indicate a a few driving trips. If the light does notthe 4WD shift switch. potential emission control malfunction. turn off after a few driving trips, have the vehicle inspected by a NISSAN dealer. YouThe 4WD shift indicator light may blink The malfunction indicator light may also come on do not need to have your vehicle towed towhile shifting from one drive mode to the steady if the fuel-filler cap is loose or missing, or if the dealer.other. the vehicle runs out of fuel. Check to make sure the fuel-filler cap is installed and closed tightly, ● Malfunction indicator light blinking — An en- Front passenger air bag and that the vehicle has at least 3 gallons (11.4 gine misfire has been detected which may status light liters) of fuel in the fuel tank. damage the emission control system. To re- duce or avoid emission control system dam-The front passenger air bag status light ( ) After a few driving trips, the light should age:will be lit and the passenger front air bag will be turn off if no other potential emission controlOFF depending on how the front passenger seat system malfunction exists. – do not drive at speeds above 45 MPHis being used. If this indicator light comes on steady for 20 (72 km/h). seconds and then blinks for 10 seconds when – avoid hard acceleration or deceleration.For front passenger air bag status light operation, the engine is not running, it indicates that thesee “Front passenger air bag and status light” in – avoid steep uphill grades. vehicle is not ready for an emission control sys-the “Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental tem inspection/maintenance test. See “Readi-restraint system” section of this manual. – if possible, reduce the amount of cargo ness for inspection/maintenance (I/M) test” in the being hauled or towed. High beam indicator light “Technical and consumer information” section of this manual. The malfunction indicator light may stop blinking (Blue) and come on steady. Have the vehicle inspected OperationThis blue light comes on when the headlight high by a NISSAN dealer. You do not need to havebeams are on and goes out when the low beams The malfunction indicator light will come on in your vehicle towed to the dealer.are selected. one of two ways:2-18 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 99. CAUTION Transfer 4LO position Turn signal/hazard indicatorContinued vehicle operation without hav- indicator light ( model) lightsing the emission control system checked The light should turn off within 1 second after The appropriate light flashes when the turn signaland repaired as necessary could lead to turning the ignition switch to ON. switch is activated.poor driveability, reduced fuel economy,and possible damage to the emission con- This light comes on when the 4WD shift switch is Both lights flash when the hazard switch is turnedtrol system. set in the 4LO position with the ignition key in the on. ON position. Security indicator light Vehicle dynamic control off If the 4WD shift switch is set in the 4LO position indicator lightThis light blinks whenever the ignition switch is in and the light blinks, stop the vehicle, drive slowlythe LOCK, OFF or ACC position. This function forward and the light will turn on. This indicator light comes on when the vehicleindicates the security system equipped on the dynamic control off switch is pushed to OFF, the When you shift between 4H and 4LO, stop the transfer case is in the 4LO position (vehicle is operational. vehicle, move the automatic transmission selec- model), or when the vehicle dynamic control sys-For additional information, see “Security sys- tor lever to the N (Neutral) position, then depress tem is not functioning properly. This indicates thetems” later in this section. and turn the 4WD shift switch to 4LO or 4H. vehicle dynamic control system is not operating. Slip indicator light The transfer case may be damaged if you shift the Push the vehicle dynamic control off switch again switch while driving. or restart the engine and the system will operateThis indicator light will blink when the traction normally. See “Vehicle dynamic control (VDC) You cannot move the transfer 4WD shift switchcontrol system is limiting wheel spin. Slippery between 4H and 4LO unless you have first system” in the “Starting and driving” section ofroad conditions may exist if the slip indicator stopped the vehicle and moved the automatic this manual.blinks on. If this happens, adjust your drivingaccordingly. transmission shift selector lever to N (Neutral). The vehicle dynamic control light also comes on Make sure the transfer 4LO position indicator when you turn the ignition key to the ON position.The slip indicator light also comes on when you light turns on when you shift the 4WD shift switchturn the ignition key to the ON position. The light The light will turn off after about 2 seconds if the to 4LO. system is operational. If the light stays on orwill turn off after about 2 seconds if the system isoperational. If the light does not come on or does The indicator light may blink while shifting comes on along with the SLIP indicator lightnot go off, have the traction control system from one drive mode to the other. while you are driving, have the vehicle dynamicchecked by a NISSAN dealer. control system checked by a NISSAN dealer. Instruments and controls 2-19 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 100. SECURITY SYSTEMSWhile the vehicle dynamic control system is op- brief period. Never leave your keys in the ignition,erating, you might feel slight vibration or hear the and always lock the vehicle when unattended. Besystem working when starting the vehicle or ac- aware of your surroundings, and park in secure,celerating, but this is normal. well-lit areas whenever possible.AUDIBLE REMINDERS Many devices offering additional protection, such as component locks, identification markers, andBrake pad wear warning tracking systems, are available at auto supply stores and specialty shops. Your NISSAN dealerThe disc brake pads have audible wear warnings. may also offer such equipment. Check with yourWhen a disc brake pad requires replacement, it insurance company to see if you may be eligiblemakes a high pitched scraping sound when the for discounts for various theft protection features.vehicle is in motion, whether or not the brakepedal is depressed. Have the brakes checked as How to arm the vehicle securitysoon as possible if the warning sound is heard. system LIC0559Key reminder chime 1. Close all windows. (The system can be Your vehicle has two types of security systems:A chime sounds if the driver’s door is opened armed even if the windows are open.)while the key is left in the ignition switch. Remove ● Vehicle security system 2. Remove the key from the ignition switch.the key and take it with you when leaving the ● NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer Systemvehicle. 3. Close all doors. Lock all doors. The doors VEHICLE SECURITY SYSTEM can be locked with the key, power door lockLight reminder chime switch or with the keyfob. The vehicle security system provides visual andWith the ignition switch in the OFF position, a audible alarm signals if someone opens the doors Keyfob operation:chime sounds when the driver’s door is opened if when the system is armed. It is not, however, athe headlights or parking lights are on. ● Push the button on the keyfob. motion detection type system that activates when All doors lock. The hazard lights flashTurn the headlight control switch off before leav- a vehicle is moved or when a vibration occurs. twice and the horn beeps once to indicateing the vehicle. The system helps deter vehicle theft but cannot all doors are locked. prevent it, nor can it prevent the theft of interior or exterior vehicle components in all situations. Al- ways secure your vehicle even if parking for a2-20 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 101. ● When the button is pushed with moved. If the indicator light fails to How to stop an activated alarm all doors locked, the hazard lights flash glow for 30 seconds, unlock the door twice and the horn beeps once as a re- once and lock it again. The alarm stops only by unlocking the driver’s minder that the doors are already locked. door with the key, or by pressing the but- ● Even when the driver and/or passen- ton on the keyfob. The horn may or may not beep. Refer to gers are in the vehicle, the system will “Silencing the horn beep feature” (vehicles arm with all doors closed and locked NISSAN VEHICLE IMMOBILIZER without navigation system) in the “Pre- with the ignition key in the OFF posi- SYSTEM driving checks and adjustments” section or tion. “Vehicle electronic systems” (vehicles with The NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System will not navigation system) in the “Display screen, Vehicle security system activation allow the engine to start without the use of a heater, air conditioner and audio systems” registered key. The vehicle security system will give the following section. alarm: If the engine fails to start using a registered key4. Confirm that the indicator light comes (for example, when interference is caused by ● The headlights blink and the horn sounds another registered key, an automated toll road on. The light stays on for about 30 intermittently. seconds. The vehicle security system is now device or automatic payment device on the key pre-armed. After about 30 seconds the ve- ● The alarm automatically turns off after ap- ring), restart the engine using the following pro- hicle security system automatically shifts proximately 50 seconds. However, the alarm cedures: into the armed phase. The light begins reactivates if the vehicle is tampered with 1. Leave the ignition switch in the ON position to flash once every 3 seconds. If, during the again. The alarm can be shut off by unlocking for approximately 5 seconds. 30-second pre-arm time period, the door is the driver’s door with the key, or by pressing unlocked by the key or the keyfob, or the the button on the keyfob. 2. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF or LOCK ignition key is turned to ACC or ON, the position, and wait approximately 10 sec- The alarm is activated by: onds. system will not arm. ● opening a door without using the key or 3. Repeat steps 1 and 2.● If the key is turned slowly when locking the door, the system may not arm. Fur- keyfob (even if the door is unlocked by using the inside lock knob or the power door lock 4. Restart the engine while holding the device thermore, if the key is turned beyond the vertical position toward the unlock switch). (which may have caused the interference) position to remove the key, the system separate from the registered key. may be disarmed when the key is re- Instruments and controls 2-21 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 102. WINDSHIELD WIPER AND WASHER SWITCHIf the no start condition re-occurs, NISSAN rec-ommends placing the registered key on a sepa-rate key ring to avoid interference from otherdevices.Statement related to Section 15 of FCCRules for NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer Sys-tem (CONT ASSY — IMMOBILIZER, ANTASSY — IMMOBILIZER)This device complies with part 15 of theFCC Rules and RSS-210 of IndustryCanada. Operation is subject to the follow-ing two conditions;(1) This device may not cause harmful in- LIC0474 WIC0843terference, and (2) this device must acceptany interference received, including inter- Security indicator light SWITCH OPERATIONference that may cause undesired opera-tion of the device. The security indicator light blinks whenever the The windshield wiper and washer operates when ignition switch is in the LOCK, OFF or ACC the ignition switch is in the ON position.CHANGES OR MODIFICATIONS NOT EX- position. This function indicates the NISSAN Ve-PRESSLY APPROVED BY THE PARTY RE- hicle Immobilizer System is operational. Push the lever down to operate the wiper at theSPONSIBLE FOR COMPLIANCE COULD following speed:VOID THE USER’S AUTHORITY TO OPER- If the NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System is mal-ATE THE EQUIPMENT. functioning, the light will remain on while the ᭺ 1 Intermittent (INT) — intermittent operation ignition key is in the ON position. can be adjusted by turning the knob toward If the light still remains on and/or the en- ᭺ (Slower) or ᭺ (Faster). Also, the inter- A B mittent operation speed varies in accor- gine will not start, see a NISSAN dealer for dance with the vehicle speed. (For example, NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System ser- when the vehicle speed is high, the intermit- vice as soon as possible. Please bring all tent operation speed will be faster.) registered keys that you have when visiting your NISSAN dealer for service.2-22 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 103. REAR WINDOW WIPER AND WASHER SWITCHNOTE: CAUTIONYou can turn on or turn off the driving ● Do not operate the washer continu-speed dependent intermittent wiper func- ously for more than 30 seconds.tion for vehicles with navigation system.Refer to “Vehicle electronic systems” in the ● Do not operate the washer if the reser-“Display screen, heater, air conditioner and voir tank is empty.audio systems” section later in this manual. ● Do not fill the window washer reservoir᭺2 Low (LO) — continuous low speed operation tank with washer fluid concentrates at full strength. Some methyl alcohol᭺3 High (HI) — continuous high speed opera- based washer fluid concentrates may tion permanently stain the grille if spilledPush the lever up ᭺ to have one sweep opera- 4 while filling the window washer reser-tion (MIST) of the wiper. voir tank.Pull the lever toward you ᭺ to operate the 5 ● Pre-mix washer fluid concentrates with WIC0844washer. The wiper will also operate several times. water to the manufacturer’s recom- The rear window wiper and washer operate when mended levels before pouring the fluid the ignition switch is in the ON position. WARNING into the window washer reservoir tank. Do not use the window washer reservoir Turn the switch clockwise from the OFF positionIn freezing temperatures the washer solu- tank to mix the washer fluid concen- to operate the wiper.tion may freeze on the windshield and trate and water.obscure your vision which may lead to an ᭺ 1 Intermittent (INT) – intermittent operationaccident. Warm the windshield with the (not adjustable)defroster before you wash the windshield. ᭺ 2 ON – continuous low speed operation Push the switch forward ᭺ to operate the 3 washer. The wiper will also operate several times. Instruments and controls 2-23 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 104. REAR WINDOW AND OUTSIDE HEADLIGHT AND TURN SIGNAL MIRROR DEFROSTER SWITCH SWITCH WARNINGIn freezing temperatures the washer solu-tion may freeze on the window and ob-scure your vision. Warm the rear windowwith the defroster before you wash therear window. CAUTION● Do not operate the washer continu- ously for more than 30 seconds.● Do not operate the washer if the reser- voir tank is empty. LIC0782 LIC0560● Do not fill the window washer reservoir tank with washer fluid concentrates at To defrost the rear window glass and outside Type A full strength. Some methyl alcohol mirrors: HEADLIGHT CONTROL SWITCH based washer fluid concentrates may Start the engine and push the rear window de- permanently stain the grille if spilled froster switch. The rear window defroster indica- Lighting while filling the window washer reser- voir tank. tor light on the display screen comes on. Push the ᭺ 1 When turning the switch to the posi- switch again to turn the defroster off. tion, the front parking, tail, license plate and● Pre-mix washer fluid concentrates with instrument panel lights come on. The rear window defroster automatically turns off water to the manufacturer’s recom- after approximately 15 minutes. mended levels before pouring the fluid ᭺ 2 When turning the switch to the posi- into the window washer reservoir tank. tion, the headlights come on and all the other Do not use the window washer reservoir CAUTION lights remain on. tank to mix the washer fluid concen- When cleaning the inner side of the rear trate and water. window, be careful not to scratch or dam- age the rear window defroster.2-24 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 105. NOTE: Autolight activation sensitivity and the time delay for autolight shutoff is adjust- able for vehicles with navigation system. See “Vehicle electronic systems” in the “Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems” section later in this manual. To turn on the autolight system: 1. Turn the headlight switch to the AUTO posi- tion ᭺. 1 2. Turn the ignition key to ON. LIC0687 3. The autolight system automatically turns the LIC0561 headlights on and off. Type B Autolight system Initially, if the ignition switch is turned OFF and a CAUTION The autolight system allows the headlights to be door is opened and left open, the headlightsUse the headlights with the engine run- set so they turn on and off automatically. The remain ON for 5 minutes. If another door isning to avoid discharging the vehicle autolight system can: opened during the 5 minutes, then the 5 minutebattery. timer is reset. ● Turn on the headlights, front parking, tail, license plate and instrument panel lights au- To turn the autolight system off, turn the switch to tomatically when it is dark. the OFF, , or position. ● Turn off all the lights when it is light. ● Keep all the lights on for 45 seconds after you turn the key to OFF and all doors are closed. Instruments and controls 2-25 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 106. After the headlights automatically turn off with the headlight switch in the or position, the headlights will illuminate again for 5 minutes if the headlight switch is moved to the OFF position and then turned to the or position. CAUTION Even though the battery saver feature au- tomatically turns off the headlights after a period of time, you should turn the head- light switch to the OFF position when the engine is not running to avoid discharging the vehicle battery. LIC0836 LIC0562 DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHT SYSTEMBe sure you do not put anything on top of Headlight beam select (Canada only)the autolight sensor ᭺ located in the top 1side of the instrument panel. The autolight ᭺ 1 To select the high beam function, push the The headlights automatically illuminate at a re-sensor controls the autolight; if it is cov- lever forward. The high beam lights come on duced intensity when the engine is started withered, the autolight sensor reacts as if it is and the light illuminates. the parking brake released. The daytime runningdark out and the headlights will illuminate. lights operate with the headlight switch in theIf this occurs while parked with the engine ᭺ 2 Pull the lever back to select the low beam. OFF position or in the position. Turn theoff and the key in the ON position, your ᭺ 3 Pulling and releasing the lever flashes the headlight switch to the position for fullvehicle’s battery could become discharged. headlight high beams on and off. illumination when driving at night. Battery saver system If the parking brake is applied before the engine is started, the daytime running lights do not illumi- If the ignition switch is turned OFF while the nate. The daytime running lights illuminate when headlight switch is in the or posi- the parking brake is released. The daytime run- tion, the headlights will turn off after 5 minutes. ning lights will remain on until the ignition switch is turned off.2-26 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 107. WARNINGWhen the daytime running light system isactive, tail lights on your vehicle are noton. It is necessary at dusk to turn on yourheadlights. Failure to do so could causean accident injuring yourself and others. LIC0392 LIC0563 INSTRUMENT BRIGHTNESS TURN SIGNAL SWITCH CONTROL Turn signal The instrument brightness control operates when the headlight control switch is in ᭺ 1 Move the lever up or down to signal the turning direction. When the turn is com- the , or AUTO position (with auto- pleted, the turn signals cancel automatically. lights activated). Turn the control to adjust the brightness of instru- Lane change signal ment panel lights when driving at night. ᭺ 2 To signal a lane change, move the lever up or down to the point where the indicator light begins to flash, but the lever does not latch. Instruments and controls 2-27 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 108. HAZARD WARNING FLASHER SWITCH ● Turn signals do not work when the haz- ard warning flasher lights are on. The flashers will operate with the ignition switch in any position. Some state laws may prohibit the use of the hazard warning flasher switch while driving. LIC0564 LIC0394FOG LIGHT SWITCH (if so equipped) Push the switch on to warn other drivers whenTo turn the fog lights on, turn the headlight switch you must stop or park under emergency condi-to the position, then turn the fog light tions. All turn signal lights flash.switch to the position.To turn the fog lights on with the headlight switch in WARNINGthe AUTO position, the headlights must be on, then ● If stopping for an emergency, be sure toturn the fog light switch to the position. move the vehicle well off the road.To turn the fog lights off, turn the fog light switch ● Do not use the hazard warning flashersto the OFF position. while moving on the highway unlessThe headlights must be on and the low beams unusual circumstances force you toselected for the fog lights to operate. The fog drive so slowly that your vehicle mightlights automatically turn off when the high beam become a hazard to other traffic.headlights are selected.2-28 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 109. HORN HEATED SEAT (if so equipped) CAUTION ● Do not use the seat heater for extended periods or when no one is using the seat. ● Do not put anything on the seat which insulates heat, such as a blanket, cush- ion, seat cover, etc. Otherwise, the seat may become overheated. ● Do not place anything hard or heavy on the seat or pierce it with a pin or similar object. This may result in damage to the heater. LIC0604 LIC0690 ● Any liquid spilled on the heated seat should be removed immediately with aTo sound the horn, push the center pad area of The front seats are warmed by built-in heaters (if dry cloth.the steering wheel. so equipped). ● When cleaning the seat, never use 1. Start the engine. gasoline, benzine, thinner, or any simi- WARNING lar materials.Do not disassemble the horn. Doing so 2. Push the (low) or (high) posi- tion of the switch, as desired, depending on ● If any abnormalities are found or thecould affect proper operation of the the temperature. The indicator light in the heated seat does not operate, turn thesupplemental front air bag system. Tam- switch will illuminate. switch off and have the system checkedpering with the supplemental front air bag by your NISSAN dealer.system may result in serious personal The heater is controlled by a thermostat,injury. automatically turning the heater on and off. ● The battery could run down if the seat The indicator light will remain on as long as heater is operated while the engine is the switch is on. not running. 3. When the seat is warmed or before you leave the vehicle, be sure to turn the switch off. Instruments and controls 2-29 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 110. VEHICLE DYNAMIC CONTROL (VDC) REAR SONAR SYSTEM OFF SWITCHOFF SWITCH The rear sonar system can be disabled by push- ing the OFF switch. When the system is disabled, the indicator light on the switch will illuminate. Push the switch again to enable the system. The indicator light will go off. The system will automatically reset the next time the ignition switch is turned on. See “Rear sonar system” in the “Starting and driving” section. WIC0534 LIC0471The vehicle should be driven with the Vehicle WARNINGDynamic Control (VDC) system on for most driv-ing conditions. The rear sonar system is a convenienceIf the vehicle is stuck in mud or snow, the VDC but it is not a substitute for proper back-system reduces the engine output to reduce ing. Always turn and check that it is safe towheel spin. The engine speed will be reduced do so before backing up. Always back upeven if the accelerator is depressed to the floor. If slowly.maximum engine power is needed to free a stuck The rear sonar system is active when the ignitionvehicle, turn the VDC system off. is in the ON position and the shift selector lever isTo turn off the VDC system, push the VDC OFF in R (Reverse).switch. The indicator will come on. When sensors detect obstacles within 6 ft (1.8Push the VDC OFF switch again or restart the m) of the rear bumper, a beeping tone is emitted.engine to turn ON the system. See “Vehicle dy-namic control (VDC) system” in the “Starting anddriving” section.2-30 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 111. TOW MODE SWITCH POWER OUTLET LIC0594 LIC0549 LIC0550Tow mode should be used when pulling a heavy Front row 2nd rowtrailer or hauling a heavy load. Using tow mode at The power outlets are for powering electrical CAUTIONother times may cause unnecessary transmission accessories such as cellular telephones.shifting and reduced fuel economy. ● The outlet and plug may be hot during The power outlets located on the driver’s side of or immediately after use.Press the tow mode switch to activate tow mode. the instrument panel and in the luggage area areThe indicator light on the tow mode switch illumi- powered directly by the vehicle’s battery. ● Only certain power outlets are designednates when tow mode is selected. Press the tow for use with a cigarette lighter unit. Domode switch again to turn tow mode OFF. The power outlets located on the passenger’s not use any other power outlet for an side of the instrument panel and in the 2nd row accessory lighter. See your NISSANTow mode is automatically canceled when the dealer for additional information. are powered only when the ignition key is in thekey is turned OFF. ACC or ON position. ● Do not use with accessories that ex-For additional information, refer to “Tow mode” in ceed a 12 volt, 120W (10A) power draw.the “Technical and consumer information” sec- Open the cap to use a power outlet. Do not use double adapters or moretion later in this manual. than one electrical accessory. Instruments and controls 2-31 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 112. CIGARETTE LIGHTER ● Push the plug in as far as it will go. If good contact is not made, the plug may overheat or the internal temperature fuse may open. ● When not in use, be sure to close the cap. Do not allow water to contact the outlet. LIC0551 WIC0726 Luggage area This power outlet ᭺ can be used with an acces- A● Use power outlets with the engine run- sory cigarette lighter element. Contact your ning to avoid discharging the vehicle NISSAN dealer for information. battery. This power outlet can also be used for powering● Avoid using power outlets when the air electrical accessories such as cellular tele- conditioner, headlights or rear window phones. defroster is on.● Before inserting or disconnecting a plug, be sure the electrical accessory being used is turned OFF.2-32 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 113. STORAGE CAUTION● The outlet and plug may be hot during or immediately after use.● Do not use any other power outlet for an accessory lighter.● Do not use with accessories that ex- ceed a 12 volt, 120W (10A) power draw. Do not use double adapters or more than one electrical accessory.● Use power outlets with the engine run- ning to avoid discharging the vehicle battery. LIC0565 LIC0566● Avoid using power outlets when the air Side tray Center tray (if so equipped) conditioner, headlights or rear window defroster is on. INSTRUMENT PANEL STORAGE CONSOLE BOX● Before inserting or disconnecting a TRAYS plug, be sure the electrical accessory being used is turned OFF. WARNING● Push the plug in as far as it will go. If Do not place sharp objects in the trays to good contact is not made, the plug may help prevent injury in an accident or sud- overheat or the internal temperature den stop. fuse may open. The rubber mats can be removed for cleaning.● When not in use, be sure to close the cap. Do not allow water to contact the outlet. Instruments and controls 2-33 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 114. LIC0574 LIC0573 LIC0591Console box storage trays Console box storage Console box lock Pull up on the lever ᭺ to open the console box lid 1 Use the master key to lock ᭺ or unlock ᭺ the 1 2 ᭺. 2 console box.2-34 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 115. CAUTION ● Do not use for anything other than sunglasses. ● Do not leave sunglasses in the sun- glasses holder while parking in direct sunlight. The heat may damage the sunglasses. WIC0672 WIC0673GLOVE BOX SUNGLASSES HOLDEROpen the glove box by pulling the handle. To open the sunglasses holder, push and release. WARNING WARNINGKeep glove box lid closed while driving to Keep the sunglasses holder closed whilehelp prevent injury in an accident or a driving to prevent an accident.sudden stop. Instruments and controls 2-35 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 116. LIC0589 LIC0575 LIC0568MAP POCKETS SEATBACK POCKET Small bin OVERHEAD CONSOLE The seatback pocket is located on the back of the driver seat. The pocket can be used to store maps.2-36 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 117. LIC0569 LIC0570 LIC0552 Medium bin Large bin FrontStorage bins CUP HOLDERS To open the front cup holders, lift the cup holder WARNING lid.Keep storage bins closed while driving to To close, lower the lid.help prevent injury in an accident or asudden stop.Push the button to open a storage bin.Push the lid up to close. Instruments and controls 2-37 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 118. CAUTION● Avoid abrupt starting and braking when the cup holder is being used to prevent spilling the drink. If the liquid is hot, it can scald you or your passenger.● Use only soft cups in the cup holder. Hard objects can injure you in an accident. LIC0553 LIC0554 Adjustable 2nd row (rear of front console) Position the arm on the adjustable cup holder so To open the 2nd row cup holders (rear of the front that the cup is held securely. console), lower the lid. To close, raise the lid.2-38 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 119. LIC0555 LIC0556 LIC05572nd row center console (if so equipped) 2nd row bench (if so equipped) 3rd row Instruments and controls 2-39 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 120. LIC0558 LIC0576 LIC0577 Bottle holder 2ND ROW CENTER CONSOLE (if so Removing the 2nd row center console CAUTION equipped) box● Do not use bottle holder for any other Pull up on the lever to open the console box lid. To remove the 2nd row center console box: objects that could be thrown about in the vehicle and possibly injure people ᭺ 1 Lift out the cup holder tray. during sudden braking or an accident. ᭺ 2 Pull up on the handle to tilt the console box● Do not use bottle holder for open liquid up. containers. ᭺ 3 Move the console box toward the front of the vehicle and lift it out.2-40 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 121. To reinstall the 2nd row center console box: 1. Slide the console box over the base toward the rear of the vehicle. 2. Push down to lock the console box in place. 3. Replace the cup holder tray. LIC0571 LIC0572 CARGO AREA STORAGE BIN To access the floor storage area, push down ᭺ 1 to raise the handle, then pull up on the handle ᭺ 2 To open the cargo area storage bin, pull down on to lift the luggage board. the tab and pull the lid off. LUGGAGE HOOKS The luggage hooks can be used to secure cargo with ropes or other types of straps. Instruments and controls 2-41 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 122. WARNING● Properly secure all cargo with ropes or straps to help prevent it from sliding or shifting. Do not place cargo higher than the seatbacks. In a sudden stop or col- lision, unsecured cargo could cause personal injury.● Use suitable ropes and hooks to secure cargo.● Never allow anyone to ride in the lug- gage area. It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area inside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in these LTI0089 LTI0090 areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed. Side finisher Floor hooks● Do not allow people to ride in any area When hooking on ropes, do not apply a load of Do not apply a load of more than 110 lb (490 N) of your vehicle that is not equipped with more than 55 lb (245 N) to a single ᭺ hook or 44 A to a single hook. seats and seat belts. lb (196 N) to a single ᭺ hook. B● The child restraint top tether strap may be damaged by contact with items in the cargo area. Secure any items in the cargo area. Your child could be seri- ously injured or killed in a collision if the top strap is damaged.● Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a seat belt properly.2-42 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 123. LIC0629 Rear roof rack with additional crossbar (if so equipped) loading information” in the “Technical and con- sumer information” section later in this manual. The rear crossbar can be adjusted forward and backward. Raise the lock levers ᭺ and adjust 1 the crossbar to the desired position. Lower the LIC0593 lock levers. Place your luggage on the bars andROOF RACK (56 kg). Be careful that your vehicle does not secure the luggage with rope to the utility loops exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating ᭺. Do not place luggage on the side rails or tie 2Always distribute the luggage evenly on the roof (GVWR) or its Gross Axle Weight Rating rope directly to the side rails. Always be sure therack. Do not load more than 200 lbs (91 kg) on (GAWR front and rear). The GVWR and GAWR lock levers are lowered to keep the crossbar inthe entire roof rack ᭺. If an additional rear cross- A are located on the F.M.V.S.S. label (located on place. Do not use utility loops for any purposebar (if so equipped) is installed, the maximum the driver’s door pillar). For more information other than securing luggage.load capacity for the rear roof rack ᭺ is 125 lbs B regarding GVWR and GAWR, refer to “Vehicle Instruments and controls 2-43 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 124. WINDOWS WARNING POWER WINDOWSProperly secure all cargo with ropes or WARNINGstraps to help prevent it from sliding orshifting. In a sudden stop or collision, un- ● Make sure that all passengers havesecured cargo could cause personal their hands, etc. inside the vehicle whileinjury. it is in motion and before closing the windows. Use the window lock switch CAUTION to prevent unexpected use of the power windows.Use care when placing or removing itemsfrom the roof rack. If you cannot comfort- ● Do not leave children unattended insideably lift the items onto the roof rack from the vehicle. They could unknowingly ac-the ground, use a ladder or stool. tivate switches or controls and become trapped in a window. Unattended chil- dren could become involved in serious WIC0845 accidents. 1. Window lock button The power windows operate when the ignition 2. Power door lock switch switch is in the ON position, or for about 45 3. Front passenger side automatic switch seconds after the ignition switch is turned to the 4. Right rear passenger window switch OFF position. If the driver’s or passenger’s door 5. Left rear passenger window switch is opened during this period of about 45 sec- 6. Driver side automatic switch onds, power to the windows is canceled. Driver’s side power window switch The driver’s side control panel is equipped with switches to open or close the front and rear passenger windows. To open a window, push the switch and hold it down. To close a window, pull the switch and hold it up. To stop the opening or closing function at any time, simply release the switch.2-44 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 125. LIC0580 LIC0581 LIC0410Front passenger’s power window Rear power window switch Automatic operationswitch The rear power window switches open or close To fully open a window equipped with automaticThe passenger’s window switch operates only only the corresponding windows. To open the operation, press the window switch down (onlythe corresponding passenger’s window. To open window, push the switch and hold it down ᭺. To 1 driver’s side shown) to the second detent andthe window, push the switch and hold it down ᭺. 1 close the window, pull the switch up ᭺. 2 release it; it need not be held. The window auto-To close the window, pull the switch up ᭺.2 matically opens all the way. To stop the window, lift the switch up while the window is opening.Locking passengers’ windows To fully close a window equipped with automaticWhen the window lock button is depressed, only operation, pull the switch up to the second detentthe driver’s side window can be opened or and release it; it need not be held.closed. Push it again to cancel the window lockfunction. Instruments and controls 2-45 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 126. Auto-reverse function The power vent windows operate when the igni- tion key is in the ON position, or for about 45The auto-reverse function can be activated when seconds after the ignition key is turned to thea window is closed by automatic operation. OFF position. If the driver’s or passenger’s doorDepending on the environment or driving is opened during this 45 second period, power toconditions, the auto-reverse function may the vent windows is cancelled.be activated if an impact or load similar tosomething being caught in the window oc-curs. WARNINGThere are some small distances immedi-ately before the closed position whichcannot be detected. Make sure that all WIC0675passengers have their hands, etc., insidethe vehicle before closing the window. POWER VENT WINDOWS (if so equipped)If the control unit detects something caught in awindow equipped with automatic operation as it Use the vent window switch located on the over-is closing, the window will be immediately low- head console to open and close the power ventered. windows. The windows cannot be operated separately. To open the power vent windows, press and hold the switch toward OPEN. To close the windows, press and hold the switch toward CLOSE.2-46 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 127. SUNROOF (if so equipped) To open or close the sunroof part way, push the switch in any direction ᭺ while the roof is sliding 5 open or closed to stop it in the desired position. Tilting the sunroof To tilt the sunroof up, push the tilt switch toward the up position ᭺. When the sunroof is open, it 1 will automatically close and then tilt up. To tilt the sunroof down, push the tilt switch toward the down position ᭺. 2 Restarting the sunroof sliding switch The sliding switch will become inoperable after LIC0524 WIC0812 the battery terminal is disconnected, the electri-MANUAL VENT WINDOWS (if so AUTOMATIC SUNROOF cal supply interrupted and/or some abnormalityequipped) The sunroof will only operate when the ignition detected. Use the following reset procedure to return sunroof operation to normal.To open a manual vent window, pull the latch key is in the ON position. The automatic sunroofhandle toward you until it releases. is operational for about 45 seconds, even if the 1. If the sunroof lid is open, push the tilting ignition key is turned to the ACC or OFF position. switch repeatedly toward the down positionTo lock the window in the open position, push thelatch handle rearward until it locks. If the driver’s door or the front passenger’s door ᭺ to fully close the lid. 2 is opened during this period of about 45 sec-To close a manual vent window, pull the latch 2. Push and hold the tilting switch for more onds, power to the sunroof is canceled.handle toward you and push the rear portion of than 2 seconds toward the down positionthe latch toward the rear of the vehicle until it Sliding the sunroof ᭺ to reestablish the lid’s home position. 2locks. To fully open the sunroof, push the switch toward The sunroof should now operate normally. the open position ᭺.3 To fully close the sunroof, push the switch toward the close position ᭺.4 Instruments and controls 2-47 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 128. Auto reverse function (when closing or If the auto reverse function malfunctions and re- If the sunroof does not closetilting down the sunroof) peats opening or tilting up the sunroof, keep pushing the tilt down switch within 5 seconds Have your NISSAN dealer check and repair theThe auto reverse function can be activated when after it happens; the sunroof will fully close gradu- sunroof.the sunroof is closed or tilted down by automatic ally. Make sure nothing is caught in the sunroof.operation when the ignition key is in the ONposition or for about 45 seconds after the ignition WARNINGkey is turned to the OFF position. ● In an accident you could be thrown fromDepending on the environment or driving the vehicle through an open sunroof.conditions, the auto reverse function may Always use seat belts and childbe activated if an impact or load similar to restraints.something being caught in the sunroof oc-curs. ● Do not allow anyone to stand up or extend any portion of their body out of the sunroof opening while the vehicle is WARNING in motion or while the sunroof isThere are some small distances immedi- closing.ately before the closed position whichcannot be detected. Make sure that all CAUTIONpassengers have their hands, etc., insidethe vehicle before closing the sunroof. ● Remove water drops, snow, ice or sand from the sunroof before opening.When closing: ● Do not place heavy objects on the sun-If the control unit detects something caught in the roof or surrounding area.sunroof as it moves to the front, the sunroof willimmediately open backward. SunshadeWhen tilting down: Open and close the sunshade by sliding it for-If the control unit detects something caught in the ward or backward.sunroof as it tilts down, the sunroof will immedi-ately tilt up.2-48 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 129. INTERIOR LIGHT ● The driver’s door is opened and then closed NOTE: while the key is removed from the ignition The footwell lights (if so equipped) and switch. door step lights illuminate when the driver ● The key is removed from the ignition switch and passenger doors are open regardless while all doors are closed. of the interior light switch position. These lights will turn off automatically after about The lights will turn off while the 30 second timer is 30 minutes while doors are open to prevent activated when: the battery from becoming discharged. ● The driver’s door is locked by the keyfob, a key, or the power door lock switch. CAUTION Do not use for extended periods of time ● The ignition switch is turned ON. with the engine stopped. This could result When the switch is in the OFF position ᭺, the 3 in a discharged battery. LIC0585 interior lights do not illuminate, regardless of doorThe interior light has a three-position switch and position. The puddle lamps (if so equipped) comeoperates regardless of ignition switch position. on when any front or rear passenger door is opened.When the switch is in the ON position ᭺, the 1interior lights illuminate, regardless of door posi- The lights will turn off automatically after 30 min-tion. The lights will go off after about 30 minutes utes while doors are open to prevent the batteryunless the ignition key is in the ACC or ON from becoming discharged.position.When the switch is in the DOOR position ᭺, the 2interior lights and puddle lamps (if so equipped)will stay on for about 30 seconds when: ● The doors are unlocked by the keyfob, a key or the power door lock switch while all doors are closed and the ignition switch is in the OFF position. Instruments and controls 2-49 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 130. PERSONAL LIGHTS MAP LIGHTS LIC0587 LIC0588 LIC0586CONSOLE LIGHT The personal lights on the overhead console can To turn the map lights on, press the switches. To be swiveled 360 degrees. To turn on the light, turn them off, press the switches again.The console light ᭺ will turn on whenever the 1 press the button. Press the button again to turnparking lights or headlights are illuminated. off the light. CAUTIONThe console light brightness can be adjusted Do not use for extended periods of timewith the illumination brightness control. with the engine stopped. This could result in a discharged battery.2-50 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 131. CARGO LIGHT HOMELINKா UNIVERSAL TRANSCEIVER The HomeLinkா Universal Transceiver provides a WARNING convenient way to consolidate the functions of up to three individual hand-held transmitters into ● Do not use the HomeLinkா Universal one built-in device. Transceiver with any garage door opener that lacks safety stop and re- HomeLinkா Universal Transceiver: verse features as required by federal ● Will operate most Radio Frequency (RF) safety standards. (These standards be- devices such as garage doors, gates, home came effective for opener models manufactured after April 1, 1982). A ga- and office lighting, entry door locks and se- rage door opener which cannot detect curity systems. an object in the path of a closing garage ● Is powered by your vehicle’s battery. No door and then automatically stop and separate batteries are required. If the vehi- reverse, does not meet current federal cle’s battery is discharged or is discon- safety standards. Using a garage door LIC0590 nected, HomeLinkா will retain all program- opener without these features in- ming. creases the risk of serious injury orThe cargo light on the overhead trim has a three- death.position switch. To operate, push the switch to Once the HomeLinkா Universal Transceiverthe desired position. ● During the programming procedure is programmed, retain the original trans- your garage door or security gate willON: The light is illuminated. mitter for future programming procedures open and close (if the transmitter is (Example: new vehicle purchases). Upon within range). Make sure that people orNormal (center) position: The light illuminates sale of the vehicle, the programmed objects are clear of the garage door,when the lift gate or glass hatch is opened. Thelight turns off when the lift gate or glass hatch is HomeLinkா Universal Transceiver buttons gate, etc. that you are programming.closed. should be erased for security purposes. For additional information refer to “Program- ● Your vehicle’s engine should be turnedOFF: The light does not illuminate regardless of ming HomeLinkா” later in this section. off while programming the HomeLinkாlift gate position or lock status. Universal Transceiver. Instruments and controls 2-51 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 132. LIC0671 LIC0670 LIC0677 Type A Type B Type APROGRAMMING HOMELINKா 3. Using both hands, simultaneously press and 4. Hold down both buttons until the indicator light on the HomeLinkா flashes, changing 1. To begin, press and hold the two outer hold both the HomeLinkா button you want to from a “slow blink” to a “rapidly flashing HomeLinkா buttons (to clear the memory) program and the hand-held transmitter but- blink”. This could take up to 90 seconds. until the indicator light ᭺ blinks slowly (after 1 ton. When the indicator light flashes rapidly, both 20 seconds). Release both buttons. DO NOT release the buttons until step 4 has buttons may be released. The rapidly flash- 2. Position the end of the hand-held transmitter been completed. ing light indicates successful programming. 1 - 3 inches (26 - 76 mm) away from the To activate the garage door or other pro- HomeLinkா surface. grammed device, press and hold the pro- grammed HomeLinkா button — releasing when the device begins to activate.2-52 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 133. 6. Press and release the “smart” or “learn” pro- NOTE: gram button located on the garage door Do not repeat step 1 unless you want to opener’s motor to activate the “training “clear” all previously programmed mode”. This button is usually located near HomeLinkா buttons. the antenna wire that hangs down from the motor. If the wire originates from under a If you have any questions or are having difficulty light lens, you will need to remove the lens to programming your HomeLinkா buttons, refer to access the program button. the HomeLinkா web site at: www.homelink.com or call 1-800-355-3515. NOTE: PROGRAMMING HOMELINKா FOR Once you have pressed and released the CANADIAN CUSTOMERS program button on the garage door open- Prior to 1992, D.O.C. regulations required hand- er’s motor and the “training light” is lit, you held transmitters to stop transmitting after 2 sec- LIC0676 have 30 seconds in which to perform step 7. onds. To program your hand-held transmitter to Type B Use the help of a second person for conve- HomeLinkா, continue to press and hold the5. If the indicator light on the HomeLinkா blinks nience to assist when performing this step. HomeLinkா button (note steps 2 - 4 under “Pro- rapidly for 2 seconds and then turns solid, 7. Within 30 seconds of pressing and releas- gramming HomeLinkா”) while you press and re- HomeLinkா has picked up a “rolling code” ing the garage door opener program button, press (“cycle”) your hand-held transmitters every garage door opener signal. You will need to quickly and firmly press and release the 2 seconds until the indicator light flashes rapidly proceed with the next steps to train the HomeLinkா button you’ve just programmed. (indicating successful programming). HomeLinkா to complete the programming Press and release the HomeLinkா button up which may require a ladder and another per- NOTE: to 3 times to complete the training. son for convenience. When programming a garage door opener, 8. Your HomeLinkா button should now be pro- etc., it is advised to unplug the device dur- grammed. (To program the remaining ing the “cycling” process to prevent pos- HomeLinkா buttons for additional door or sible damage to the garage door opener gate openers, follow steps 2-8 only.) components. Instruments and controls 2-53 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 134. OPERATING THE HOMELINKா ● position the hand-held transmitter 1 - 3 2. When the indicator light begins to flashUNIVERSAL TRANSCEIVER inches (26 - 76 mm) away from the slowly (after 20 seconds), position the HomeLinkா surface. Hold the transmitter in hand-held transmitter 1 - 3 inches (26 - 76The HomeLinkா Universal Transceiver (once pro- that position for up to 15 seconds. If mm) away from the HomeLinkா surface.grammed) may now be used to activate the ga- HomeLinkா is not programmed within thatrage door, etc. To operate, simply press the ap- 3. Press and hold the hand-held transmitter time, try holding the transmitter in anotherpropriate programmed HomeLinkா Universal button. position – keeping the indicator light in viewTransceiver button. The amber indicator light will at all times. 4. The HomeLinkா indicator light will flash, firstilluminate while the signal is being transmitted. slowly and then rapidly. When the indicator If you continue to have programming difficulties,PROGRAMMING TROUBLE- please contact the NISSAN Consumer Affairs light begins to flash rapidly, release bothDIAGNOSIS buttons. Department. The phone numbers are located inIf the HomeLinkா does not quickly learn the hand- the Foreword of this manual. The HomeLinkா Universal Transceiver button hasheld transmitter information: now been reprogrammed. The new device can CLEARING THE PROGRAMMED be activated by pushing the HomeLinkா button ● replace the hand-held transmitter batteries INFORMATION that was just programmed. This procedure will with new batteries. not affect any other programmed HomeLinkா Individual buttons cannot be cleared. However, ● position the hand-held transmitter with its to clear all programming, press and hold the two buttons. battery area facing away from the outside buttons and release when the indicator HomeLinkா surface. IF YOUR VEHICLE IS STOLEN light begins to flash (approximately 20 seconds). ● press and hold both the HomeLinkா and If your vehicle is stolen, you should change the hand-held transmitter buttons without inter- REPROGRAMMING A SINGLE codes of any non-rolling code device that has ruption. HOMELINKா BUTTON been programmed into HomeLinkா. Consult the Owner’s Manual of each device or call the manu- To reprogram a HomeLinkா Universal Transceiver facturer or dealer of those devices for additional button, complete the following. information. 1. Press and hold the desired HomeLinkா but- When your vehicle is recovered, you will ton. Do not release the button until step 4 need to reprogram the HomeLinkா Univer- has been completed. sal Transceiver with your new transmitter information.2-54 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 135. FCC Notice:This device complies with FCC rules part15. Operation is subject to the followingtwo conditions: (1) This device may notcause harmful interference and (2) This de-vice must accept any interference that maybe received, including interference thatmay cause undesired operation.This transmitter has been tested and com-plies with FCC and DOC/MDC rules.Changes or modifications not expressly ap-proved by the party responsible for compli-ance could void the user’s authority to op-erate the equipment.DOC: ISTC 1763K1313FCC I.D. CV2V67690 Instruments and controls 2-55 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 136. MEMO2-56 Instruments and controls
  • 137. 3 Pre-driving checks and adjustmentsKeys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2 Glass hatch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-14 NISSAN vehicle immobilizer system keys . . . . . . . . . . 3-2 Fuel-filler door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-15Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3 Fuel-filler cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-15 Locking with key. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3 Steering wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-16 Locking with inside lock knob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4 Tilt operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-16 Locking with power door lock switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4 Pedal position adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-16 Child safety rear door lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5 Sun visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-17Remote keyless entry system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5 Vanity mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-18 How to use remote keyless entry system . . . . . . . . . . 3-6 Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-18Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9 Automatic anti-glare rearview mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-18Lift gate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10 Outside mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-19 Operating the manual lift gate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10 Automatic drive positioner (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . 3-20 Operating the power lift gate (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10 Memory storage function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-21 Cancel switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13 Entry/exit function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-22 Lift gate release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13 System operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-22 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 138. KEYS A key number is only necessary when you have cause the registration process will erase the lost all keys and do not have one to duplicate memory of all key codes previously registered from. If you still have a key, your NISSAN dealer into the NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System. can duplicate it. After the registration process, these components will only recognize keys coded into the NISSAN NISSAN VEHICLE IMMOBILIZER Vehicle Immobilizer System during registration. SYSTEM KEYS Any key that is not given to your dealer at the time of registration will no longer be able to start your You can only drive your vehicle using the master vehicle. or valet keys which are registered to the NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System components in your Do not allow the immobilizer system key, which vehicle. These keys have a transponder chip in contains an electrical transponder, to come into contact with salt water. This could affect system the key head. function. The master key can be used for all the locks. WPD01281. Two master keys (black) with transpon- The valet key cannot be used for the console box lock. der chip and chrome NISSAN brand symbol on one side To protect belongings when you leave a key with2. Valet key (black) with transponder chip someone, give them the valet key only.3. Key number plate Never leave these keys in the vehicle.4. Transponder chip Additional or replacement keys:A key number plate is supplied with your keys.Record the key number and keep it in a safe place If you still have a key, the key number is not(such as your wallet), not in the vehicle. If you lose necessary when you need extra NISSAN Vehicleyour keys, see a NISSAN dealer for duplicates by Immobilizer System keys. Your dealer can dupli-using the key number. NISSAN does not record cate your existing key. As many as five NISSANkey numbers so it is very important to keep track Vehicle Immobilizer System keys can be usedof your key number plate. with one vehicle. You should bring all NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System keys that you have to your NISSAN dealer for registration. This is be-3-2 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 139. DOORS WARNING Opening and closing windows● Always have the doors locked while The driver’s door key operation allows you to driving. Along with the use of seat belts, open and close windows equipped with auto- this provides greater safety in the event matic operation at the same time. of an accident by helping to prevent ● To open the windows, turn the driver’s door persons from being thrown from the key toward the rear of the vehicle for longer vehicle. This also helps keep children than 1 second after the door is unlocked. and others from unintentionally open- ing the doors, and will help keep out ● To close the windows, turn the driver’s door intruders. key to the front of the vehicle for longer than 1 second after the door is locked.● Before opening any door, always look for and avoid oncoming traffic. Windows stop when the key cylinder is released.● Do not leave children unattended inside LPD0240 the vehicle. They could unknowingly ac- Driver’s side tivate switches or controls. Unattended children could become involved in seri- LOCKING WITH KEY ous accidents. The power door lock system allows you to lock or unlock all doors at the same time. Turning the key toward the front ᭺ of the vehicle 1 locks all doors. Turning the key one time toward the rear ᭺ of the 2 vehicle unlocks that door. From that position, returning the key to neutral ᭺ (where the key can 3 only be removed and inserted) and turning it toward the rear again within 5 seconds unlocks all doors ᭺. 4 Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-3 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 140. LPD0241 LPD0183 WPD0381 Inside lock Door lock switch — Type A Door lock switch — Type BLOCKING WITH INSIDE LOCK LOCKING WITH POWER DOORKNOB LOCK SWITCHTo lock the door without the key, move the inside To lock all the doors without a key, push the doorlock knob to the lock position ᭺, then close the 1 lock switch (driver’s or front passenger’s side), todoor. the lock position ᭺. When locking the door this 1 way, be certain not to leave the key inside theTo unlock the door without the key, move the vehicle.inside lock knob to the unlock position ᭺. 2 To unlock all the doors without a key, push the door lock switch (driver’s or front passenger’s side) to the unlock position ᭺. 23-4 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 141. REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEMLockout protection It is possible to lock/unlock all doors, turn on the interior lights and puddle lamps (if so equipped),When the power door lock switch (driver’s or and activate the panic alarm by using the keyfobfront passenger’s side) is moved to the lock from outside the vehicle.position with the key in the ignition and any dooropen, all doors will lock and then unlock auto- Some settings for the keyfob, such as horn beep,matically. This helps to prevent the keys from can be adjusted. For vehicles without navigationbeing accidently locked inside the vehicle. system, refer to “Silencing the horn beep feature” later in this section. For vehicles with navigation system, refer to “Vehicle electronic systems” in the “Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems” section later in this manual. Be sure to remove the key from the vehicle before locking the doors. LPD0242 The keyfob can operate at a maximum distance of CHILD SAFETY REAR DOOR LOCK approximately 33 ft (10 m) from the vehicle. The Child safety locks help prevent the rear doors effective distance depends upon the conditions from being opened accidentally, especially when around the vehicle. small children are in the vehicle. As many as 5 keyfobs can be used with one The child safety lock levers are located on the vehicle. For information concerning the purchase edge of the rear doors. and use of additional keyfobs, contact a NISSAN dealer. When the lever is in the lock position, the door can be opened only from the outside. The keyfob will not function when: ● the battery is discharged. ● the distance between the vehicle and the keyfob is over 33 ft (10 m). The panic alarm will not activate when the key is in the ignition switch. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-5 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 142. ● When the button is pushed with all CAUTION doors locked, the hazard warning lights flashListed below are conditions or occur- twice and the horn beeps once as a re-rences which will damage the keyfob: minder that the doors are already locked.● Do not allow the keyfob to become wet. ● If a door is open and you push the● Do not drop the keyfob. button, the doors will lock but the horn will not beep and the hazard warning lights will● Do not strike the keyfob sharply against not flash. another object. The horn may or may not beep. For vehicles● Do not place the keyfob for an extended without navigation system, refer to “Silencing the period in an area where temperatures horn beep feature” later in this section. For ve- exceed 140°F (60°C). hicles with navigation system, refer to “VehicleIf a keyfob is lost or stolen, NISSAN rec- electronic systems” in the “Display screen,ommends erasing the ID code of that key- LPD0209 heater, air conditioner and audio systems” sec-fob. This will prevent the keyfob from un- tion later in this manual. HOW TO USE REMOTE KEYLESSauthorized use to unlock the vehicle. Forinformation regarding the erasing proce- ENTRY SYSTEMdure, please contact a NISSAN dealer. Locking doors 1. Close all windows. 2. Remove the key from the ignition switch. 3. Close the hood and all doors. 4. Push the button on the keyfob. All the doors lock. The hazard warning lights flash twice and the horn beeps once to indicate all doors are locked.3-6 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 143. Push the button on the keyfob again within The door windows will open while pressing 5 seconds. the button on the keyfob. ● All doors unlock. The door windows cannot be closed by using the keyfob. ● The hazard warning lights flash once if all doors are completely closed. Linking the keyfob to automatic drive The interior lights can be turned off without wait- positioner memory ing 30 seconds by inserting the key into the If the vehicle is equipped with automatic drive ignition and turning to the ON or START position, positioner, the keyfob can be linked to a memory locking the doors with the keyfob or pushing the setting. interior light switch to the off position. See “Automatic drive positioner” later in this sec- Auto relock tion. LPD0210 When the button on the keyfob is pushed,Unlocking doors all doors will lock automatically within 1 minute unless one of the following operations is per-Push the button on the keyfob once. formed: ● Only the driver’s door unlocks. ● Any door is opened. ● The hazard warning lights flash once if all ● A key is inserted into the ignition switch and doors are completely closed with the ignition the key is turned from OFF to ON. key in any position except the ON position. Opening windows ● The interior lights and puddle lamps (if so equipped) turn on and the light timer acti- The keyfob allows you to open windows vates for 30 seconds when the interior light equipped with automatic operation simulta- switch is in the DOOR position with the neously. ignition key in any position except the ON ● To open the windows, press the but- position. ton on the keyfob for longer than 3 sec- onds after all doors are unlocked. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-7 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 144. LPD0243 LPD0211 LPD0262Operating the power lift gate (if so Using the panic alarm Silencing the horn beep featureequipped) If you are near your vehicle and feel threatened, If desired, the horn beep feature can be deacti-Push and hold the button on the keyfob for about you may activate the panic alarm to call attention vated using the keyfob.0.5 second to open or close the lift gate. The by pushing and holding the button on thehazard warning lights flash and a chime sounds keyfob for longer than 0.5 second. NOTE:to indicate the power open or power close se- The panic alarm and headlights will stay on for 25 If you change the horn beep and lamp flashquence has started. seconds. feature with the keyfob, the display screenThe lift gate will reverse direction immediately The panic alarm stops when: (if so equipped) will not show the currentduring power open or power close if the keyfob mode and cannot be used to change thebutton is pressed. A chime will sound to an- ● it has run for 25 seconds, or mode. Use the keyfob to return to the pre-nounce the reversal. ● any button is pushed on the keyfob. vious mode and re-enable the display screen control.For more information, see “Lift gate” later in thissection. To deactivate: Press and hold the and buttons for at least 2 seconds.3-8 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 145. HOODThe hazard warning lights will flash three times toconfirm that the horn beep feature has beendeactivated.To activate: Press and hold theand buttons for at least 2 secondsonce more.The hazard warning lights will flash once and thehorn will sound once to confirm that the hornbeep feature has been reactivated.Deactivating the horn beep feature does not si-lence the horn if the alarm is triggered.Using the interior lights LPD0244Push the button on the keyfob once to turnon the interior lights and puddle lamps (if so ᭺ 1 Pull the hood lock release handle located WARNINGequipped). below the driver side instrument panel. The hood will spring up slightly. ● Make sure the hood is completelyFor additional information, refer to “Interior light” closed and latched before driving. Fail-in the “Instruments and controls” section earlier in ᭺ 2 Push the lever at the front of the hood to the ure to do so could cause the hood to flythis manual. side as illustrated with your fingertips and open and result in an accident. raise the hood. ● If you see steam or smoke coming from When closing the hood, lower it slowly and make the engine compartment, to avoid injury sure it locks into place. do not open the hood. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-9 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 146. LIFT GATE WARNING● Always be sure the lift gate has been closed securely to prevent it from open- ing while driving.● Do not drive with the lift gate open. This could allow dangerous exhaust gases to be drawn into the vehicle. See “Ex- haust gas” in the “Starting and driving” section of this manual.● Do not leave children unattended inside the vehicle. They could unknowingly ac- tivate switches or controls. Unattended children could become involved in seri- LPD0245 LPD0247 ous accidents. Rear pillar switch OPERATING THE MANUAL LIFT● Always be sure that hands and feet are OPERATING THE POWER LIFT clear of the door frame to avoid injury GATE while closing the lift gate. The power door lock system allows you to lock or GATE (if so equipped) unlock all doors including the lift gate simulta- neously. NOTE: To open the lift gate, pull up on the handle. To open, close or reverse the power lift gate, the shift selector lever must be in P To close, lower and push the lift gate down se- (Park). Also, the power lift gate will not curely. operate if battery voltage is low. Power Open: The power lift gate automatically moves from the fully closed position to the fully open position in approximately 5 – 8 seconds. The power open feature can be activated by the switch on the3-10 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 147. ● The lift gate must be unlocked to open it with Reverse: the outside opener handle. The power lift gate will reverse direction immedi- ately during power open or power close if the ● The switch on the rear pillar cannot be used keyfob, instrument panel or rear pillar switch is to open the lift gate. pressed or if the outside handle is lifted. A chime A warning chime will sound if the shift selector will sound to announce the reversal. lever is moved out of P (Park) during a power Auto Reverse: open operation. If an obstacle is detected during power open or Power Close: power close, a warning chime will sound and the The power lift gate automatically moves from the lift gate will reverse direction and return to the full fully open position to the secondary position. open or full close position. If a second obstacle is When the lift gate reaches the secondary posi- detected, the lift gate motion will stop and the tion, the cinching motor engages and pulls the lift drive motor will disengage. The lift gate will enter LPD0283 gate to its primary latch position. Power close manual mode. Instrument panel switch takes approximately 7 – 10 seconds. The power close feature can be activated by the switch on A pinch strip is mounted on each side of the liftkeyfob, the instrument panel switch and by the the keyfob, the instrument panel and the rear gate. If an obstacle is detected by a pinch stripoutside opener handle. The hazard lights flash pillar. The hazard lights flash and a chime sounds during power close, the lift gate will reverse di-and a chime sounds to indicate the power open to indicate the power close sequence has been rection and return to the full open position.sequence has been started. started. ● The lift gate can be opened by the instru- ● If the outside opener handle is activated ment panel switch and the keyfob even if the while the cinching motor is engaged, the vehicle is locked. The lift gate will individually cinching motor will disengage and release unlock and open. Once the lift gate is the latch. closed, its lock will align to the vehicle’s lock ● The keyfob button must be held for 0.5 sec- or unlock status. ond before the lift gate closes. ● The keyfob button must be held for 0.5 sec- ● The switch on the rear pillar can only be used ond before the lift gate opens. to close the lift gate if the cancel switch is not in the on position. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-11 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 148. NOTE: CAUTIONIf the pinch strip is damaged or removed, ● If the power lift gate does not stay openthe power close function will not operate. or if the lift gate unexpectedly closes at any time while a continuous warning WARNING chime sounds, do not operate the liftThere are some small distances immedi- gate. There may be a pressure loss inately before the closed position which one or both of the lift gate gas stays.cannot be detected. Make sure that all Have the lift gate inspected by apassengers have their hands, etc., inside NISSAN dealer.the vehicle before closing the lift gate. ● Do not activate the power lift gate if oneManual Mode: or both of the lift gate gas stays areIf power operation is not available, the lift gate removed. Damage to the lift gate ormay be operated manually. Power operation may power lift gate mechanisms may occur. LPD0250not be available if the cancel switch is in the onposition, if multiple obstacles have been de- Safe Mode:tected in a single power cycle, or if battery volt- If the lift gate gas stays ᭺ lose pressure, the 1age is low. power lift gate safe mode is activated. When the safe mode is activated, the lift gate slowly closes. A continuous warning chime sounds until the lift gate is in the fully down position. Then the lift gate will be pulled to the closed and latched position by a motor. The power lift gate cannot be opened using the switches at any time in the safe mode. The auto reverse function remains active while the lift gate is closing in the safe mode. Do not operate the lift gate again until it is checked by your NISSAN dealer.3-12 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 149. ● Do not drive with the lift gate open. This could allow dangerous exhaust gases to be drawn into the vehicle. See “Ex- haust gas” in the “Starting and driving” section of this manual. CAUTION ● If the power lift gate does not stay open or if the lift gate unexpectedly closes at any time while a continuous warning chime sounds, do not operate the lift gate. There may be a pressure loss in one or both of the lift gate gas stays. LPD0248 Have the lift gate inspected by a LPD0251 NISSAN dealer. Manual lift gate releaseCANCEL SWITCH ● Do not activate the power lift gate if one Manual lift gate (if so equipped)Press the switch toward the CANCEL position to or both of the lift gate gas stays aredisable the rear pillar switch. The lift gate can still removed. Damage to the lift gate or If the lift gate cannot be locked or unlocked withbe opened and closed using the switch on the power lift gate mechanisms may occur. the door lock switch or the keyfob due to ainstrument panel and keyfob. The lift gate can discharged battery, follow these steps:also be opened manually with the outside handle 1. Remove the cover on the inside of the liftif the lift gate is unlocked. gate.LIFT GATE RELEASE 2. Move the lever up to lock or down to unlock. WARNING● Always be sure the lift gate has been closed securely to prevent it from open- ing while driving. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-13 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 150. GLASS HATCH NOTE: The lift gate must be unlocked in order to open the glass hatch. WARNING Do not drive with the glass hatch open. This could allow dangerous exhaust gases to be drawn into the vehicle. See “Exhaust gas” in the “Starting and driving” section of this manual. LPD0252 LPD0246 Power lift gate release To open, pull up on the smaller outside handle toPower lift gate (if so equipped) release the glass hatch, then pull up on the glass hatch. To close, lower and push the glass hatchIf the lift gate cannot be opened with the door down securely.lock switch or keyfob due to a discharged battery,follow these steps: 1. Remove the cover on the inside of the lift gate. 2. Move the lever up to open the lift gate.3-14 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 151. FUEL-FILLER DOOR WARNING ● Do not fill a portable fuel container in the vehicle or trailer. Static electricity ● Gasoline is extremely flammable and can cause an explosion of flammable highly explosive under certain condi- liquid, vapor or gas in any vehicle or tions. You could be burned or seriously trailer. To reduce the risk of serious injured if it is misused or mishandled. injury or death when filling portable fuel Always stop the engine and do not containers: smoke or allow open flames or sparks near the vehicle when refueling. – Always place the container on the ground when filling. ● Fuel may be under pressure. Turn the cap a third of a turn, and wait for any – Do not use electronic devices when “hissing” sound to stop to prevent fuel filling. from spraying out and possibly causing – Keep the pump nozzle in contact personal injury. Then remove the cap. with the container while you are fill- LPD0391 ● Do not attempt to top off the fuel tank ing it.FUEL-FILLER CAP after the fuel pump nozzle shuts off – Use only approved portable fuel con-The fuel-filler cap is a ratcheting type. Turn the automatically. Continued refueling may tainers for flammable liquid. cause fuel overflow, resulting in fuelcap counterclockwise to remove. To tighten, turn spray and possibly a fire.the cap clockwise until ratcheting clicks are CAUTIONheard. ● Use only an original equipment type fuel-filler cap as a replacement. It has a ● Only vehicles with the E-85 filler doorPut the fuel-filler cap on the cap holder ᭺ while 1 built-in safety valve needed for proper label can operate on E-85. Fuel systemrefueling. operation of the fuel system and emis- or other damage can occur if E-85 is sion control system. An incorrect cap used in vehicles that are not designedFor additional information, see “Fuel recommen- to run on E-85.dation” and “Flexible fuel vehicle (FFV) fuel rec- can result in a serious malfunction andommendation” in the “Technical and consumer possible injury. It could also cause the ● If fuel is spilled on the vehicle body, malfunction indicator light to come on. flush it away with water to avoid paintinformation” section later in this manual. ● Never pour fuel into the throttle body to damage. attempt to start your vehicle. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-15 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 152. STEERING WHEEL PEDAL POSITION ADJUSTMENT● Tighten until the fuel-filler cap clicks. Failure to tighten the fuel-filler cap properly may cause the mal- function indicator light (MIL) to illumi- nate. If the light illuminates be- cause the fuel-filler cap is loose or missing, tighten or install the cap and continue to drive the vehicle. The light should turn off after a few driving trips. If the light does not turn off after a few driving trips, have the vehicle inspected by a LPD0254 LPD0255 NISSAN dealer. TILT OPERATION The accelerator and brake pedals can be ad-● For additional information, see the justed for driving comfort. “Malfunction indicator light (MIL)” in Pull the lock lever forward and hold it to adjust the the “Instruments and Controls” section steering wheel up or down to the desired posi- Use the pedal adjusting switch to adjust the earlier in this manual. tion. brake and accelerator pedal position forward ᭺ 1 or backward ᭺. Pedal adjustment can only be 2 Release the lock lever to lock the steering wheel in place. performed when: ● Ignition switch is in the LOCK, OFF or ACC WARNING position Do not adjust the steering wheel while ● Ignition switch is ON and the selector lever driving. You could lose control of your is in the P (Park) position vehicle and cause an accident. The brake and accelerator pedals cannot be ad- justed separately.3-16 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 153. SUN VISORS CAUTION ᭺ 1 To block glare from the front, swing down the main sun visor.Do not adjust the pedal position with yourfoot on the pedal. ᭺ 2 To block glare from the side, remove the main sun visor from the center mount and swing the visor to the side. ᭺ 3 To block glare from the side and front, swing down the sub-sun visor. ᭺ 4 Slide the extension sun visor in or out as needed. CAUTION ● Do not store the sun visor before return- ing the extension to its original position. ● Do not pull the extension sun visor forc- edly downward. LPD0256 Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-17 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 154. MIRRORS NOTE: Do not hang any objects over the sensors ᭺ or apply glass cleaner to the sensors. 2 Doing so will reduce the sensitivity of the sensors, resulting in improper operation. LPD0257 WPD0331VANITY MIRRORS AUTOMATIC ANTI-GLARETo access the vanity mirror, pull the sun visor REARVIEW MIRRORdown and flip open the mirror cover. The vanity The inside mirror is designed so that it automati-mirror will illuminate when the mirror cover is cally dims according to the intensity of the head-open. lights of the vehicle following you. The automatic anti-glare feature operates only when the ignition switch is in the ON position. The indicator light ᭺ will illuminate when the 1 automatic anti-glare feature is operating. To turn off the anti-glare feature, push the button. The indicator light will turn off. To turn on the anti-glare feature again, push the button.The indicator light will turn on.3-18 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 155. WARNING ● Objects viewed in the outside mirror on the passenger side are closer than they appear. Be careful when moving to the right. Using only this mirror could cause an accident. Use the inside mirror or glance over your shoulder to properly judge distances to other objects. ● Do not adjust the mirrors while driving. You could lose control of your vehicle and cause an accident. LPD0237 LPD0259OUTSIDE MIRRORS Manual folding outside mirrors (if soThe outside mirror remote control will operate equipped)only when the ignition switch is in the ACC or ON Push the mirrors backward to fold them.position.Move the small switch ᭺ to select the right or left 1mirror. Adjust each mirror to the desired positionusing the large switch ᭺.2 Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-19 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 156. AUTOMATIC DRIVE POSITIONER (if so equipped) headlights of trailing vehicles. The automatic anti- The automatic drive positioner system has two glare feature operates only when the ignition features: switch is in the ON position. ● Memory storage function The automatic anti-glare feature will be on when ● Entry/exit function starting the vehicle. The indicator light on the automatic anti-glare rearview mirror will illuminate when the automatic anti-glare feature is operat- ing. To turn off the anti-glare feature, push the button on the rearview mirror. The indicator light will turn off. To turn on the anti-glare feature again, push the button on the rearview mirror. The in- LPD0196 dicator light will turn on.Power folding outside mirrors (if so For information on the automatic anti-glare rear-equipped) view mirror, see “Automatic anti-glare rearview mirror” earlier in this section. CAUTION Heated mirrorsDo not manually fold the power foldingmirrors. Manually folding the mirrors can The outside mirrors can be heated to defrost,damage the mirrors. defog, or de-ice for improved visibility. For addi- tional information, see “Rear window and outsidePress the switch to open or close the mirrors. mirror defroster switch” in the “Instrument and controls” section of this manual.Automatic anti-glare outside mirrors (ifso equipped)The outside mirrors will automatically dim duringnighttime conditions to reduce the glare from the3-20 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 157. 3. Adjust the driver’s seat, accelerator and 1. Follow the steps for storing a memory posi- brake pedals, and outside mirrors to the tion. desired positions by manually operating 2. While the indicator light for the memory each adjusting switch. For additional infor- switch being set is illuminated for 5 sec- mation, see “Seats” in the “Safety—Seats, onds, press the button on the keyfob. seat belts and supplemental restraint sys- The indicator light will blink. After the indica- tem” section and “Pedal position adjust- tor light goes off, the keyfob is linked to that ment” and “Outside mirrors” earlier in this memory setting. section. With the key removed from the ignition switch, During this step, do not turn the ignition to press the button on the keyfob. The driv- any position other than ON. er’s seat, accelerator and brake pedals, and out- side mirrors will move to the memorized position. 4. Push the SET switch and, within 5 seconds, push the memory switch (1 or 2) fully for at NOTE: LPD0260 least 1 second.MEMORY STORAGE FUNCTION If a new memory position is saved to the The indicator light for the pushed memory memory switch, the keyfob automaticallyTwo positions for the driver’s seat, accelerator switch will come on and stay on for approxi- re-links.and brake pedals, and outside mirrors can be mately 5 seconds after pushing the switch.stored in the automatic drive positioner memory. After the indicator light goes off, the se- Confirming memory storageFollow these procedures to use the memory sys- lected positions are stored in the selected ● Turn the ignition ON and push the SETtem. memory (1 or 2). switch. If the main memory has not been 1. Set the automatic transmission selector le- If a new memory is stored in the same memory stored, the indicator light will come on for ver to the P (Park) position. switch, the previous memory will be deleted. approximately 0.5 seconds. When the memory has stored the position, the indica- 2. Turn the ignition ON. Linking a keyfob to a stored memory tor light will stay on for approximately 5 sec- position onds. Each keyfob can be linked to a stored memory ● If the battery cable is disconnected, or if the position (memory switch 1 or 2) with the follow- fuse opens, the memory storage function will ing procedure. be canceled and must be restarted before a Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-21 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 158. stored memory position can be set again. ENTRY/EXIT FUNCTION tems” section of this manual. For vehicles without Drive the vehicle over 25 MPH (40 km/h) to navigation system, see your NISSAN dealer. restart the memory storage function. You This system is designed so that the driver’s seat can also restart the memory storage function will automatically move when the automatic Restarting the entry/exit function using the following procedure. transmission selector lever is in the P (Park) position. This allows the driver to get into and out If the battery cable is disconnected or if the fuse 1. Connect the battery cable or replace the of the driver’s seat more easily. opens, the entry/exit function will be disabled. fuse. Drive the vehicle over 25 MPH (40 km/h) to The driver’s seat will slide backward: restart the entry/exit function. You can also restart 2. Open and close the driver’s door more than two times with the ignition key in the LOCK ● When the key is removed from the ignition the entry/exit function using the following proce- position. switch and the driver’s door is opened. dure. Once the memory storage function has been ● When the driver’s door is opened with the 1. Connect the battery cable or replace the restarted, you can store a memory position. ignition key turned to LOCK. fuse. See “Memory storage function” earlier in this ● When the ignition key is turned from ACC to 2. Open and close the driver’s door more than section. LOCK with the driver’s door open. two times with the ignition key in the LOCKSelecting the memorized position The driver’s seat will return to the previous posi- position. tion: The entry/exit function should now work properly.Set the automatic transmission selector lever tothe P (Park) position, then: ● When the key is inserted into the ignition SYSTEM OPERATION switch and the driver’s door is closed. ● Within 45 seconds of opening the driver’s door, push the memory switch (1 or 2) fully The automatic drive positioner system will not ● When the driver’s door is closed with the key for at least 1 second, or turned to LOCK. work or will stop operating under the following conditions: ● Turn the ignition switch to the ON position ● When the key is turned from ACC to ON and push the memory switch (1 or 2) fully for while the automatic transmission selector ● When the vehicle speed is above 4 MPH (7 at least 1 second. lever is in the P (Park) position. km/h).The driver’s seat, accelerator and brake pedals, The entry/exit function can be adjusted or can- ● When any of the memory switches areand outside mirrors will move to the memorized celed. For vehicles with navigation system, see pushed while the automatic drive positionerposition with the indicator light blinking, and then “Vehicle electronic systems” in the “Display is operating.the light will stay on for approximately 5 seconds. screen, heater, air conditioner and audio sys-3-22 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 159. ● When the adjusting switch for the driver’s seat is turned on while the automatic drive positioner is operating. ● When the memory switch (1 or 2) is not pushed and held for at least 1 second. ● When the seat has been already moved to the memorized position. ● When no seat position is stored in the memory switch. ● When the automatic transmission selector lever is moved from P (Park) to any other position. ● When the driver’s door remains open more than 45 seconds and the ignition switch is not in the ON position.The automatic drive positioner system can beadjusted and canceled. For vehicles with naviga-tion system, see “Vehicle electronic systems” inthe “Display screen, heater, air conditioner andaudio systems” section of this manual. For ve-hicles without navigation system, see yourNISSAN dealer. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-23 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 160. MEMO3-24 Pre-driving checks and adjustments
  • 161. 4 Display screen, heater, air conditionerand audio systemsControl panel buttons (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2 Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-21 How to use the joystick and ENTER button . . . . . . . . 4-3 FM radio reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-21 How to use the BACK button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3 AM radio reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-21 Setting up the start-up screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3 Satellite radio reception (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . 4-21 How to use the TRIP button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3 Audio operation precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-22 How to use the SETTING button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-7 FM/AM/SAT radio with compact disc (CD) button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-13 changer (Type A, B and C) (if so equipped). . . . . . . 4-29Rearview monitor (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-14 CD care and cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-35 How to read the displayed lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-14 Steering wheel switch for audio control Adjusting the screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-15 (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-36 Operating tips. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-15 Rear audio controls (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-38Ventilators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-16 Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-38Heater and air conditioner (automatic) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-17 NISSAN mobile entertainment system (MES) Automatic operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-17 (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-39 Manual operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-18 Digital video disc (DVD) player controls . . . . . . . . . . 4-40 Rear control button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-19 Remote control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-41 Operating tips. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-19 Flip-down screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-41Rear seat air conditioner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-20 Playing a digital video disc (DVD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-42 Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-20 Care and maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-46Servicing air conditioner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-20 How to handle the DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-46Audio system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-21 Car phone or CB radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-49 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 162. CONTROL PANEL BUTTONS (if so equipped) WARNING● Positioning of the heating or air condi- tioning controls and display controls should not be done while driving in or- der that full attention may be given to the driving operation.● Do not disassemble or modify this sys- tem. If you do, it may result in accidents, fire, or electrical shock.● Do not use this system if you notice any abnormality, such as a frozen screen or lack of sound. Continued use of the system may result in accident, fire or electric shock.● In case you notice any foreign object in the system hardware, spill liquid on it, or notice smoke or smell coming from it, stop using the system immediately and contact your nearest NISSAN dealer. Ignoring such conditions may lead to accidents, fire or electrical shock. LHA0581 1. brightness control button (P. 4-13) 5. TRIP button (P. 4-3) 2. BACK (previous) button (P. 4-3) 6. DEST button* 3. Joystick and ENTER button (P. 4-3) 7. ROUTE button* 4. SETTING button (P. 4-7) 8. MAP button*4-2 Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 163. 9. GUIDE VOICE button* HOW TO USE THE BACK BUTTON10. zoom out button* This button has two functions.11. zoom in button* ● Go back to the previous display (cancel).*For Navigation system control buttons, refer to If you press the BACK button during setup, thethe separate Navigation System Owner’s setup will be canceled and/or the display willManual. return to the previous screen.When you use this system, make sure the engine ● Finish setup.is running. In some screens pressing the BACK button ac-If you use the system with the engine not cepts the changes made during setup.running (ignition ON or ACC) for a longtime, it will use up all the battery power, SETTING UP THE START-UPand the engine will not start. SCREEN LHA0572Reference symbols: When you turn the ignition key to ACC or ON, the HOW TO USE THE TRIP BUTTONENTER button — This is a button on the control system start-up warning is displayed on thepanel. screen. Read the warning and select the “OK” When the TRIP button is pressed, the following key by pressing the ENTER button. modes will display on the screen.Display key — This is a select key on the screen.By selecting this key you can proceed to the next If you do not press the ENTER button, the Navi- Warning message (if any) → TRIP 1 → TRIP 2 →function. gation system will not proceed to the next step in FUEL ECONOMY → MAINTENANCE → Audio the Navigation display. or OFF → TRIP 1HOW TO USE THE JOYSTICK AND If you do not touch a button or screen key for Each trip display tracks an independent trip andENTER BUTTON more than 1 minute on the system start-up warn- displays the following:Use the joystick to choose an item on the display ing screen, the screen will change to the audio ● Elapsed Time - Journey time since the lastscreen. Move the joystick up, down, left or right to screen automatically. reset up to a maximum of 99 hours and 59highlight an item. Then press the ENTER button To proceed to the next step, refer to the separate minutes.to select the item or perform the action. Navigation System Owner’s Manual. ● Driving Distance - Distance driven (mile or km) since the last reset. Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-3 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 164. ● Average Speed - Average speed driven Resetting fuel economy (MPH or km/h) since the last reset. The average fuel economy calculation can beResetting trip 1 and trip 2 reset to 0. Press the TRIP button repeatedly until the FUEL ECONOMY menu is shown, then ei-Each trip screen can be reset to 0. Press the TRIP ther:button to select the TRIP screen to be reset. ● Select the “Reset” key on screen by press- ● Select the “Reset” key on screen by press- ing the ENTER button, or ing the ENTER button, or ● Press the TRIP button for more than approxi- ● Press the TRIP button for more than approxi- mately 1.5 seconds. mately 1.5 seconds. Distance to empty (MI or km) The Distance To Empty (DTE) mode provides you with an estimation of the distance that can be LHA0573 driven before refueling. The DTE is constantly Fuel economy calculated based on the amount of fuel in the fuel tank and the actual fuel consumption. The display Press the TRIP button to display Average Fuel is updated every 30 seconds. When the fuel level Economy and Distance To Empty. is low, the DTE display will change to (*). Average fuel economy (MPG or L/100 km) NOTE: The Average Fuel Economy is calculated based ● If the amount of fuel added while the ignition on fuel consumption since the last reset. The switch is OFF is small, the display just before display is updated every 30 seconds and 1/3 the ignition switch is turned OFF may con- mile (500 m). After a reset or connecting the tinue to be displayed. battery cables, the display will show (**.*). ● When driving uphill or rounding curves, the fuel in the tank shifts, which may momentarily change the display.4-4 Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 165. LHA0574 LHA0575 LHA0576Maintenance items Changing the maintenance interval Resetting the maintenance intervalPress the TRIP button to display maintenance Select the “Engine Oil” or “Tire Rotation” key The ENGINE OIL and TIRE ROTATION mainte-information or set maintenance intervals for the using the joystick and press the ENTER button to nance intervals can be reset to 0 miles (kilome-following: display the screen to change the maintenance ters). interval. ● Engine Oil Select the “Reset” key using the joystick and Select the “Maintenance Schedule” key using the press the ENTER button. ● Tire Rotation joystick and move the joystick to right or left to set ● Tire Pressure (if so equipped) the maintenance interval.For setting the Tire Pressure display, refer to “Tirepressure information” later in this section. Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-5 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 166. ● The ignition key is turned ON the next time the vehicle will be driven. To return to the previous display after the MAIN- TENANCE NOTICE screen is displayed, press the BACK button. The MAINTENANCE NOTICE screen displays each time the key is turned ON until one of the following conditions are met: ● “Reset” key is selected. ● “Display Maintenance Notification” is set to OFF. ● The maintenance interval is set again. LHA0483 LHA0577Displaying the maintenance notice re- Tire pressure informationminder To display tire pressure information, press theSelect the “Display Maintenance Notification” TRIP button repeatedly until the MAINTENANCEkey and press the ENTER button to display the screen is displayed. Select the “Tire Pressure”MAINTENANCE INFORMATION automatically key using the joystick and press the ENTER but-at the set maintenance interval. ton.The MAINTENANCE NOTICE screen (ENGINE Pressure indication in ** psi on the screen indi-OIL and TIRE ROTATION) will be automatically cates that the pressure is being measured. Afterdisplayed as shown when both of the following a few driving trips, the pressure for each tire willconditions are met: be displayed randomly. ● The vehicle is driven the set distance and the The order of tire pressure figures displayed on ignition key is turned OFF. the screen does not correspond with the actual order of the tire position.4-6 Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 167. Tire pressure rises and falls depending on theheat caused by the vehicle’s operation and theoutside temperature.In case of low tire pressure, a message is dis-played on the screen:LOW PRESSURE — Check All Tires. WARNING● When a spare tire is mounted or a wheel is replaced, tire pressure will not be indicated, the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) will not function and the low tire pressure warning light will LHA0558 WHA0715 flash. Contact your NISSAN dealer as soon as possible for tire replacement HOW TO USE THE SETTING Display settings and/or system resetting. BUTTON Select the “Display” key and press the ENTER● Replacing tires with those not originally When the SETTING button is pressed, the SET- button. The DISPLAY SETTINGS screen will ap- specified by NISSAN could affect the TINGS screen will appear on the display. You can pear. proper operation of the TPMS. select and/or adjust several functions, features and modes that are available for your vehicle. Move the joystick and press the ENTER button to select each item to be set. Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-7 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 168. To turn the screen on, ● Press the SETTING button and select the “Display” key and then select the “Display Off” key. Then set the screen to on by press- ing the ENTER button, or ● Hold the button for approximately 2 seconds and the message “resuming dis- play” will appear and the “Display Off” key will be automatically turned on (no amber indicator). WHA0716 LHA0642Brightness/contrast: Display off:Select the “Brightness/Contrast” key to adjust Select the “Display Off” key. The indicator of thethe brightness and contrast of the map back- “Display Off” turns amber and the messageground. Use the joystick to adjust the brightness above will be displayed briefly. When the audio,to darker or brighter and the contrast to lower or HVAC (Heater and air conditioner), or any modehigher. button on the control panel is operated, the dis- play turns on for that operation. If one of theThe new settings are automatically saved when control panel buttons is pressed, the display willyou exit the setting screen by pressing the BACK not automatically turn off until that operation isbutton or any other mode button. finished. Otherwise, the screen turns off auto- matically after 5 seconds.4-8 Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 169. WHA0715 WHA0717 LHA0559Lower display setting: Any time audio information is shown on the main Vehicle electronic systems part of the screen, HVAC information will beYou can choose to display the audio or HVAC Select the “Vehicle Electronic Systems” key by displayed on the lower part of the screen. HVAC(Heater and air conditioner) functions on the using the joystick and pressing the ENTER but- information will be shown even if “Audio” is se-lower part of the display. Select the “Lower Dis- ton. The VEHICLE ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS lected to be displayed on the lower part of theplay Setting” key by using the joystick. Then se- screen. screen will be displayed.lect the “Audio” or “HVAC” key using the joystickor by pressing the ENTER button. You can set the following operating conditions byThe new settings are automatically saved when selecting the desired item using the joystick, thenyou exit the setting screen by pressing the BACK pressing the ENTER button. The indicator light,button or any other mode button. box at the left of the selected item, alternately turns on and off each time the ENTER button is pressed. Indicator light is illuminated — ON Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-9 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 170. NOTE: If you change the horn beep or the lamp flash feature with the keyfob, the display screen will not show the current mode. Use the keyfob to return to the previous mode and re-enable the display screen control. Keyless remote response — lights: Select to turn on or turn off the hazard indicator flash mode used when the LOCK or UNLOCK button on the keyfob is pressed. NOTE: If you change the horn beep or the lamp LHA0564 LHA0565 flash feature with the keyfob, the mode willIndicator light is not illuminated — OFF Adjust driver seat when exiting vehicle: Se- not be changed with the display. Use the lect so the driver’s seat automatically moves back keyfob to return to the previous mode and and returns to the original position for ease of exit re-enable the display control. and entry. Auto re-lock time: Select to set the length of Remote unlock driver’s door first: Select to time before doors automatically re-lock. change which doors will unlock first during an Sensitivity of automatic headlights: Select unlocking operation: to change the sensitivity setting of the automatic Only the driver’s door ←→ All the doors headlights: Keyless remote response — horn: Select to ● Lower: less sensitive, automatic headlights turn on or turn off the horn chirp mode used when will take longer to come on when the head- light sensor senses less ambient light. the LOCK button on the keyfob is pressed.4-10 Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 171. ● Higher: more sensitive, automatic headlights You can select the language and unit using the will come on quicker when the headlight joystick or pressing the ENTER button. sensor senses less ambient light. The settings are automatically saved when youAutomatic headlights off delay: Select to exit the menu by pressing the BACK button orchange the setting for the length of time the any other mode button.automatic headlights remain on after exiting thevehicle.Speed dependent wiper: Select to turn on orturn off the driving speed dependent intermittentwiper function.Return all settings to default: Select tochange all VEHICLE ELECTRONICS SYSTEMSto their default settings. LHA0561 System settings Select the “System Settings” key by using the joystick and pressing the ENTER button. The SYSTEM SETTINGS screen will be displayed. Language/unit The LANGUAGE/UNIT screen will appear when selecting the “Language/Unit” key and pressing the ENTER button. Language: English or French Unit: US — mile, °F, MPG Metric — km, °C, L/100 km Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-11 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 172. LHA0562 LHA0566 LHA0567Clock Setting daylight savings time: Adjusting the time to the GPS:Adjusting the time: Use the “Daylight Saving Time” key to adjust the Select the “Auto Adjust” key. clock to daylight savings time.Select the “Hours” or “Minutes” key and move the The time will be reset to the GPS time.joystick to the right or left to adjust the time. ON: The displayed time advances by 1 hour.The time will change step by step. OFF: The current time is displayed.The new settings are automatically saved whenyou exit the setting screen by pressing the BACKbutton or any other mode button.4-12 Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 173. The GPS time (manual time) corresponding to the selected zone will be displayed. Pacific zone has been set as the initial (default) setting. Beep setting With this option ON, a beep will sound if any audio button is pressed. Navigation settings Refer to the separate Navigation System Own- er’s Manual for information regarding these set- tings. Guidance voice settings LHA0568 LHA0563 Refer to the separate Navigation System Own-Selecting the time zone: 2. Select one of the following zones, depend- er’s Manual for information regarding these set- ing on the current location. tings. 1. Select the “Select Time Zone” key. ● Pacific zone BUTTONThe TIME ZONE screen will appear. ● Mountain zone To change the display brightness, press the button. Pressing the button again will ● Central zone change the display to “DAY” or “NIGHT” display. Then, adjust the brightness by moving the joy- ● Eastern zone stick right or left. ● Atlantic zone If no operation is done within 10 seconds, or if the ● Newfoundland zone BACK button is pressed, the display will return to the previous display. After selection, the CLOCK SETTINGS screen will appear. Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-13 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 174. REARVIEW MONITOR (if soequipped)When the selector lever is shifted into the R ● When washing the vehicle with high-(Reverse) position, the monitor display shows pressure water, be sure not to spray itview to the rear of the vehicle. around the camera. Otherwise, water may enter the camera unit causing wa- WARNING ter condensation on the lens, a mal-● The system is designed as an aid to the function, fire or an electric shock. driver in detecting large stationary ob- ● Do not strike the camera. It is a preci- jects to help avoid damaging the ve- sion instrument. Otherwise, it may mal- hicle. The system will not detect small function or cause damage resulting in a objects below the bumper, and may not fire or an electric shock. detect objects close to the bumper or on the ground. CAUTION● The rearview camera is a convenience There is a plastic cover over the camera. but it is not a substitute for proper back- Do not scratch the cover when cleaning LHA0437 ing. Always turn and check that it is safe dirt or snow from the cover. They are indicated as reference distances to to do so before backing up. Always objects. The lines and colors in the display indi- back up slowly. HOW TO READ THE DISPLAYED cate distances from the back bumper line ᭺ inA● Objects viewed in the rearview monitor LINES the illustration. differ from actual distance because a wide-angle lens is used. Lines which indicate the vehicle clearance and ᭺ 1 1.5 feet (0.5 m) red distances to objects with reference to the● Make sure that the lift gate is securely bumper line ᭺ are displayed on the monitor. A ᭺ 2 3 feet (1 m) yellow closed when backing up. ᭺ 3 7 feet (2 m) green● Do not put anything on the rearview ᭺ 4 10 feet (3 m) green camera. The rearview camera is in- The vehicle clearance lines are wider than stalled beside the lift gate handle. the actual clearance.4-14 Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 175. ADJUSTING THE SCREEN ● When the temperature is extremely high or ● Do not damage the camera as the monitor low, the screen may not clearly display ob- screen may be adversely affected.To adjust the quality of the screen, refer to “HOW jects. This is not a malfunction.TO USE THE SETTING BUTTON” in this section. ● Do not use body wax on the camera window. ● When strong light directly enters the cam- Wipe off the wax with a clean cloth damp- ● When it is difficult to see in the rearward ened with mild detergent diluted with water. era, objects may not be displayed clearly. direction due to shady conditions, press the ENTER button to make objects in the moni- ● Vertical lines may be seen in objects on the tor brighter. screen. This is due to strong reflected light ● To change the brightness, press the ENTER from the bumper. This is not a malfunction. button again, turn the key switch OFF or shift ● The screen may flicker under fluorescent to R (Reverse) and wait for 10 seconds. light. This is not a malfunction.OPERATING TIPS ● The colors of objects on the rearview moni- ● When the selector lever is shifted to R (Re- tor may differ somewhat from those of the verse), the monitor screen automatically actual object. changes to the rearview monitor mode. ● When the contrast of objects is low at night, However, the radio can be heard. pressing the ENTER button may not change ● It may take some time until the rearview the brightness. monitor is displayed after the selector lever ● Objects on the monitor may not be clear in a has been shifted to R (Reverse). Objects dark place or at night. may be distorted momentarily until the rear- view monitor screen is displayed completely. ● If dirt, rain or snow attaches to the camera, When the selector lever is returned to a the rearview monitor may not display ob- position other than R (Reverse), it may take jects. Clean the camera. some time until the screen changes. Objects on the screen may be distorted until they are ● Do not use alcohol, benzine or thinner to completely displayed. clean the camera. This will cause discolora- tion. To clean the camera, wipe with a cloth dampened with a diluted mild cleaning agent and then wipe with a dry cloth. Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-15 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 176. VENTILATORS LHA0386Adjust air flow direction for the driver and pas-senger side ᭺, center ᭺, and rear passenger 1 2᭺ and ᭺ ventilators by moving the ventilator 3 4slide and/or ventilator assemblies.4-16 Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 177. HEATER AND AIR CONDITIONER(automatic) ● Do not use the recirculation mode for long periods as it may cause the interior air to become stale and the windows to fog up. Start the engine and operate the controls to activate the air conditioner. AUTOMATIC OPERATION Cooling or heating (auto) This mode may be normally used all year round as the system automatically works to keep a con- stant temperature. Air flow distribution and fan LHA0491 speed are also controlled automatically.1. Driver temperature control dial WARNING 1. Push the AUTO button on. (AUTO will be2. Front window defroster button displayed.)3. Fan speed control and system OFF dial ● The air conditioner cooling function op- erates only when the engine is running. 2. Turn the temperature dial to the left or right4. AUTO button to set the desired temperature. Driver and5. Passenger temperature control dial ● Do not leave children or adults who passenger temperatures can be set inde-6. A/C ON/OFF button would normally require the assistance pendently. Press AUTO a second time to of others alone in your vehicle. Pets activate dual climate control functions. Turn7. Rear control and fan speed dial should also not be left alone. They the passenger’s side temperature control8. Rear window defroster button could accidentally injure themselves or dial to the left or right to set the desired9. MODE button others through inadvertent operation of passenger’s temperature.10. Air recirculation button the vehicle. Also, on hot, sunny days,11. Rear temperature control dial temperatures in a closed vehicle could ● Adjust the temperature dial to about 75°F quickly become high enough to cause (24°C) for normal operation. severe or possibly fatal injuries to people or animals. Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-17 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 178. ● The temperature of the passenger compart- the air flow MODE control button is used to Air flow control ment will be maintained automatically. Air select a position other than the posi- flow distribution, fan speed and A/C on/off tion. This dehumidifies the air which helps Pushing the MODE button manually controls air are also controlled automatically. defog the windshield. The air recirculation flow and selects the air outlet: mode automatically turns off, allowing out- — Air flows from center and side ● A visible mist may be seen coming from the side air to be drawn into the passenger ventilators. ventilators in hot, humid conditions as the air compartment to further improve the defog- — Air flows from center and side is cooled rapidly. This does not indicate a ging performance. ventilators and foot outlets. malfunction. MANUAL OPERATION — Air flows mainly from foot outlets.Dehumidified defrosting or defogging — Air flows from defroster and foot 1. Push the defroster control button to Fan speed control dial outlets. turn the system on. The display will show the Turn the fan speed control dial left or right — Air flows from defroster outlets. defrost icon. to manually control the fan speed or turn the To turn system off 2. Turn the temperature dial to the left or right system on or off. Push and hold the fan down button until the to set the desired temperature. Push the AUTO button to return to automatic system turns off. ● To quickly remove ice from the outside of the control of the fan speed. windows, turn the manual fan control dial to the maximum position . Air recirculation ● As soon as possible after the windshield is The mode automatically turns off, allowing clean, push the AUTO button to return to the outside air to be drawn into the passenger com- auto mode. partment to prevent fogging. ● When the DEF control is activated, Push the air recirculation button to recir- the air conditioner will automatically be culate interior air inside the vehicle. Push the turned on at outside temperatures above AUTO button to return to automatic mode. 36°F (2°C). If in defrost mode for more than one minute, the air conditioning system will The air recirculation button will not be activated continue to operate until the fan control is when the air conditioner is in DEF, floor, or turned OFF or the vehicle is shut off, even if floor/defrost mode.4-18 Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 179. OPERATING TIPS ● When the engine coolant temperature and outside air temperature are low, the air flow from the foot outlets may not operate for a maximum of 150 seconds. However, this is not a malfunction. After the coolant tempera- ture warms up, air flow from the foot outlets will operate normally. WHA0509 LIC0836 1. Rear fan speed control dial. The sunload sensor ᭺, located on the top center 1 of the instrument panel, helps the system main- 2. Rear temperature control dial. tain a constant temperature. Do not put anythingREAR CONTROL BUTTON on or around this sensor.You can adjust the climate control system for rearseat passengers using the buttons on the maincontrol panel. Front passengers can control therear functions by placing the controls on anysetting other than the “R”. Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-19 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 180. REAR SEAT AIR CONDITIONER SERVICING AIR CONDITIONERTo operate the rear air conditioner, the engine The air conditioner system in your NISSAN ve-must be running. hicle is charged with a refrigerant designed with the environment in mind.The rear seat air conditioner can be turned onand off from the front controls. If the rear seat fan This refrigerant does not harm the earth’scontrol dial is set to (0), the air conditioner is ozone layer.turned off. If it is set to any of the fan speed Special charging equipment and lubricant is re-positions, air is discharged from the rear vents at quired when servicing your NISSAN air condi-the corresponding speed. When the rear seat fan tioner. Using improper refrigerants or lubricantscontrol dial is set to (R), the rear seat passengers will cause severe damage to your air conditionercontrol their own fan speed. system. See “Air conditioner system refrigerant and lubricant recommendations” in the “Techni- cal and consumer information” section of this manual. LHA0490 A NISSAN dealer is able to service your “environ- 1. Rear fan speed control dial. mentally friendly” air conditioning system. 2. Rear temperature control dial. CONTROLS WARNING The air conditioner system contains re- Fan control dial frigerant under high pressure. To avoid The fan control dial turns the rear vent fan on and personal injury, any air conditioner ser- off, and controls fan speed. vice should be done only by an experi- enced technician with proper equipment. Temperature control dial The temperature control dial allows rear passen- gers to adjust the temperature of the outlet air.4-20 Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 181. AUDIO SYSTEMRADIO Reception conditions will constantly change be- Multipath reception: Because of the reflective cause of vehicle movement. Buildings, terrain, characteristics of FM signals, direct and reflectedTurn the ignition key to the ACC or ON position signal distance and interference from other ve- signals reach the receiver at the same time. Theand press the PWR (power)/VOL (volume) knob hicles can work against ideal reception. De- signals may cancel each other, resulting in mo-to turn the radio on. If you listen to the radio with scribed below are some of the factors that can mentary flutter or loss of sound.the engine not running, the key should be turned affect your radio reception.to the ACC position. AM RADIO RECEPTION FM RADIO RECEPTIONRadio reception is affected by station signal AM signals, because of their low frequency, canstrength, distance from radio transmitter, build- Range: FM range is normally limited to 25 – 30 bend around objects and skip along the ground.ings, bridges, mountains and other external influ- miles (40 – 48 km), with monaural (single chan- In addition, the signals can be bounced off theences. Intermittent changes in reception quality nel) FM having slightly more range than stereo ionosphere and bent back to earth. Because ofnormally are caused by these external influences. FM. External influences may sometimes interfere these characteristics, AM signals are also sub- with FM station reception even if the FM station is ject to interference as they travel from transmitterUsing a cellular phone in or near the ve- within 25 miles (40 km). The strength of the FM to receiver.hicle may influence radio reception quality. signal is directly related to the distance between Fading: Occurs while the vehicle is passingRadio reception the transmitter and receiver. FM signals follow a through freeway underpasses or in areas with line-of-sight path, exhibiting many of the sameYour NISSAN radio system is equipped with many tall buildings. It can also occur for several characteristics as light. For example, they willstate-of-the-art electronic circuits to enhance ra- seconds during ionospheric turbulence even in reflect off objects.dio reception. These circuits are designed to areas where no obstacles exist.extend reception range, and to enhance the qual- Fade and drift: As your vehicle moves away from Static: Caused by thunderstorms, electricality of that reception. a station transmitter, the signals will tend to fade power lines, electric signs and even traffic lights. and/or drift.However there are some general characteristics Static and flutter: During signal interference from SATELLITE RADIO RECEPTION (if soof both FM and AM radio signals that can affectradio reception quality in a moving vehicle, even buildings, large hills or due to antenna position equipped)when the finest equipment is used. These char- (usually in conjunction with increased distance When the satellite radio is first installed or theacteristics are completely normal in a given re- from the station transmitter) static or flutter can battery has been replaced, the satellite radio mayception area, and do not indicate any malfunction be heard. This can be reduced by adjusting the not work properly. This is not a malfunction. Waitin your NISSAN radio system. treble control to reduce treble response. more than 10 minutes with satellite radio ON and Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-21 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 182. the vehicle outside of any metal or large building Compact disc (CD) playerfor satellite radio to receive all of the necessarydata. CAUTIONNo satellite radio reception is available and “NO ● Do not force a compact disc into the CDSAT” is displayed when the SAT band option is insert slot. This could damage the CDselected unless optional satellite receiver and and/or CD changer/player.antenna are installed and an XMா or SIRIUS™satellite radio service subscription is active. Sat- ● Trying to load a CD with the CD doorellite radio is not available in Alaska, Hawaii and closed could damage the CD and/or CDGuam. changer.Satellite radio performance may be affected if ● Only one CD can be loaded into the CDcargo carried on the roof blocks the satellite radio player at a time.signal. ● Only use high quality 4.7 inches (12 cm)If possible, do not put cargo over the satellite round discs that have the “COMPACTantenna. disc DIGITAL AUDIO” logo on the disc or packaging. ● During cold weather or rainy days, the player may malfunction due to the hu- midity. If this occurs, remove the CD and dehumidify or ventilate the player completely. LHA0099 ● The player may skip while driving on AUDIO OPERATION PRECAUTIONS rough roads. ● The CD player sometimes cannot func- tion when the compartment tempera- ture is extremely high or low. Decrease/increase the temperature before use.4-22 Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 183. ● Do not expose the CD to direct sun- CHECK DISC: virtually no perceptible loss in quality. MP3 light. compression removes the redundant and ● Confirm that the CD is inserted cor- irrelevant parts of a sound signal that the● CDs that are in poor condition or are rectly (the label side is facing up, human ear doesn’t hear. dirty, scratched or covered with finger- etc.). prints may not work properly. ● Bit rate — Bit rate denotes the number of ● Confirm that the CD is not bent or bits per second used by a digital music file.● The following CDs may not work prop- warped and it is free of scratches. The size and quality of a compressed digital erly: PRESS EJECT: audio file is determined by the bit rate used ● Copy control compact discs (CCCD) when encoding the file. This is an error due to excessive tem- ● Recordable compact discs (CD-R) ● Sampling frequency — Sampling frequency perature inside the player. Remove the is the rate at which the samples of a signal ● Rewritable compact discs (CD-RW) CD by pressing the EJECT button. After are converted from analog to digital (A/D a short time, reinsert the CD. The CD● Do not use the following CDs as they conversion) per second. can be played when the temperature of may cause the CD player to malfunc- the player returns to normal. ● ID3 tag — The ID3 tag is the part of the tion: encoded MP3 file that contains information UNPLAYABLE: ● 3.1 in (8 cm) discs with an adapter about the digital music file such as song title, The file is unplayable in this audio sys- artist, album title, encoding bit rate, track ● CDs that are not round tem (only MP3 CD). time duration, etc. ID3 tag information is ● CDs with a paper label displayed on the Album/Artist/Track title line Compact Disc with MP3 on the display. ● CDs that are warped, scratched, or have abnormal edges Terms:● This audio system can only play pre- ● MP3 — MP3 is short for Moving Pictures recorded CDs. It has no capability to Experts Group Audio Layer 3. MP3 is the record or burn CDs. most well-known compressed digital audio file format. This format allows for near “CD● If the CD cannot be played, one of the quality” sound, but at a fraction of the size of following messages will be displayed. normal audio files. MP3 conversion of an audio track from CD-ROM can reduce the file size by approximately a 10:1 ratio with Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-23 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 184. Playback order: Playback order of the CD with compressed files (MP3) is as illustrated. ● The names of folders not containing MP3 files are not shown in the display. ● If there is a file in the top level of the disc, “ROOT” is displayed. ● The playback order is the order in which the files were written by the writing software. Therefore, the files might not play in the desired order. WHA0543 Playback order chart4-24 Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 185. Specification chart: Supported media CD, CD-R, CD-RW Supported file systems ISO9660 LEVEL1, ISO9660 LEVEL2, Apple ISO, Romeo, Joliet * ISO9660 Level 3 (packet writing) is not supported. Version MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG2.5 Supported MP3 Sampling frequency 8 kHz - 48 kHz versions* Bit rate 8 kbps - 320 kbps, VBR Tag information ID3 tag VER1.0, VER1.1, VER2.2, VER2.3 (MP3 only) Folder levels Folder levels: 8, Max folders: 255 (including root folder), Files: 512 Text character number limitation 31 characters 01: ASCII, 02: ISO-8859-1, 03: UNICODE (UTF-16 BOM Big Endian), 04: UNICODE (UTF-16 Non-BOM Big Endian), 05: Displayable character codes (UTF-8), 06: UNICODE (Non-UTF-16 BOM Little Endian)*Files created with a combination of 48 kHz sampling frequency and 64 kbps bit rate cannot be played. Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-25 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 186. Troubleshooting guide:Symptom Cause and Countermeasure Check if the disc was inserted correctly. Check if the disc is scratched or dirty. Check if there is condensation inside the player. If there is, wait until the condensation is gone (about 1 hour) before using the player.Cannot play If there is a temperature increase error, the CD player will play correctly after it returns to the normal temperature. Files with extensions other than “.MP3”, “.mp3” or “.wma” cannot be played. In addition, the character codes and number of characters for folder names and file names should be in compliance with the specifications. Check if the disc is scratched or dirty.Poor sound quality Bit rate may be too low.It takes a relatively long time If there are many folders or file levels on the MP3 disc, or if it is a multisession disc, some time may be required before the music starts playing.before the music startsplaying. The writing software and hardware combination might not match, or the writing speed, writing depth, writing width, etc., might not match theMusic cuts off or skips specifications. Try using the slowest writing speed.Skipping with high bit rate Skipping may occur with large quantities of data, such as for high bit rate data.filesMoves immediately to the When a non-MP3 file has been given an extension of “.MP3” or “.mp3”, or when play is prohibited by copyright protection, there will be approximately 5next song when playing seconds of no sound and then the player will skip to the next song.Songs do not play back in The playback order is the order in which the files were written by the writing software. Therefore, the files might not play in the desired order.the desired order4-26 Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 187. 11. LOAD button 12. CD insert slot 13. CD eject button 14. POWER/VOLUME control knob 15. Station and CD select (1 - 6) buttons 16. Tuning and AUDIO control knob (BASS, MID, TREBLE, FADE and BAL- ANCE) *No satellite radio reception is available and “NO SAT” is displayed when the RADIO button is pressed to access satellite radio stations unless optional satellite receiver and antenna are in- stalled and an XMா or SIRIUS™ satellite radio service subscription is active. Sat- ellite radio is not available in Alaska, Hawaii and Guam. WHA0769 Type A1. SEEK/TRACK button 6. CD·DVD button2. TUNE/FOLDER·CAT button 7. RADIO button*3. DISP button 8. AUX button4. SCAN RPT button 9. REAR ON·OFF button5. PRESET A·B·C button 10. speaker control button Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-27 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 188. 11. LOAD button 12. CD insert slot 13. CD eject button 14. POWER/VOLUME control knob 15. Station and CD select (1 - 6) buttons 16. Tuning and AUDIO control knob (BASS, MID, TREBLE, FADE and BAL- ANCE) *No satellite radio reception is available and “NO SAT” is displayed when the RADIO button is pressed to access satellite radio stations unless optional satellite receiver and antenna are in- stalled and an XMா or SIRIUS™ satellite radio service subscription is active. Sat- ellite radio is not available in Alaska, Hawaii and Guam. WHA0771 Type B1. SEEK/TRACK button 6. CD button2. TUNE/FOLDER·CAT button 7. RADIO button*3. DISP button 8. DVD button4. SCAN RPT button 9. REAR ON·OFF button5. PRESET A·B·C button 10. speaker control button4-28 Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 189. 11. REAR ON·OFF button 12. speaker control button 13. LOAD button 14. CD insert slot 15. CD eject button 16. POWER/VOLUME control knob 17. Station and CD select (1 - 6) buttons 18. Tuning and AUDIO control knob (BASS, MID, TREBLE, FADE and BAL- ANCE) *No satellite radio reception is available and “NO SAT” is displayed when the RADIO button is pressed to access satellite radio stations unless optional satellite receiver and antenna are in- stalled and an XMா or SIRIUS™ satellite radio service subscription is active. Sat- ellite radio is not available in Alaska, Hawaii and Guam. LHA0584 FM/AM/SAT RADIO WITH Type C COMPACT DISC (CD) CHANGER1. SEEK/TRACK button 6. H/M button (clock set buttons) (Type A, B and C) (if so equipped)2. CAT FOLDER button 7. PRESET A·B·C button3. Display 8. CD·DVD button No satellite radio reception is available and “NO4. SCAN RPT button 9. RADIO button* SAT” is displayed when the RADIO button is pressed to select satellite radio stations unless5. DISP button 10. AUX button optional satellite receiver and antenna are in- Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-29 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 190. stalled and an XMா or SIRIUS™ satellite radio knob to adjust Bass and Treble to the desired CD display modeservice subscription is active. Satellite radio is level. You can also use the Tuning knob to adjustnot available in Alaska, Hawaii and Guam. To change the text displayed while playing a CD Fader and Balance modes. Fader adjusts the with text, press the DISP button. The DISP button sound level between the front and rear speakersAudio main operation and Balance adjusts the sound between the right will allow you to scroll through CD text as follows: Disc title ←→ Track title.POWER/VOLUME control: and left speakers. To change the default display mode, press theTurn the ignition key to ACC or ON, and then To change the SSV mode to OFF, LOW, MID orpush the POWER/VOLUME control knob while AUDIO knob repeatedly until DISPLAY MODE HIGH, turn the Tuning knob to the right or left.the system is off to call up the mode (radio or CD) appears on the display, then rotate the knob towhich was playing immediately before the system Once you have adjusted the sound quality to the select the following display modes: Disc numberwas turned off. desired level, press the AUDIO knob repeatedly ←→ Folder number. until the radio or CD display reappears. Other-To turn the system off, press the Once the display mode is selected, press the wise, the radio or CD display will automaticallyPOWER/VOLUME control knob. AUDIO knob again to store the setting. If the reappear after about 10 seconds. AUDIO knob is not pressed within 8 seconds, theTurn the POWER/VOLUME control knob to ad- Clock set (type C only) display will refresh with the last selected displayjust the volume. mode setting. 1. Press and hold the H button to advanceThis vehicle may be equipped with Speed Sen- hours. ● Track title mode displays the title of the se-sitive Volume (SSV) for audio. The audio volumechanges as the driving speed changes. lected CD track. 2. Press and hold the M button to advanceAUDIO knob (BASS, MIDRANGE, TREBLE, minutes. ● Disc title mode displays the title of the CDFADE, BALANCE and SSV if so equipped): being played. For setting the clock on type A and B audioPress the AUDIO knob to change the mode as systems see “Adjusting the time” earlier in this ● Track number mode displays the numberfollows: section. selected disc and the track that is currently being played on the disk.BASS → MID → TREBLE → FADE → BALANCE DISP (display) button:→ SSV (if so equipped) ● Disc number mode displays the current disc This DISP (display) button will show text about number playing in the changer.To adjust Bass, Mid (Midrange), Treble, Fade and MP3, SAT or CD information in the audio display.Balance, press the AUDIO knob until the desiredmode appears in the display. Turn the Tuning4-30 Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 191. MP3 display mode Display satellite radio display mode (if so FM/AM/SAT radio operation equipped)To change the text displayed when listening to an FM/AM/SAT band select:MP3 with MP3 text (when CD with text is being To change the text displayed when listening toused), press the DISP button. The DISP button satellite radio (if so equipped) press the DISP Pressing the RADIO button will change the bandwill scroll through the CD text as follows: Track button. The DISP button will scroll through the as follows:title ←→ Folder title ←→ Artist title ←→ Disc broadcast information as follows: Name ←→ AM ←→ FM or SAT* (satellite, if so equipped)number ←→ Folder number. Title ←→ Current display mode. When the RADIO button is pressed while theTo change the default display mode, press the To change the default display mode press the ignition switch is in the ACC or ON position, theAUDIO knob repeatedly until DISPLAY MODE AUDIO button to display mode and press the radio will come on at the station last played.appears on the display, then rotate the knob to TUNE button to select the following displayselect the following display modes: Disc number modes: Channel number ←→ Channel name The last station played will also come on when←→ Folder number. ←→ Name ←→ Title. Once the display mode is the POWER/VOLUME control knob is pressed selected press the AUDIO button again to store ON.Once a display mode is selected, press the AU- the setting. If the AUDIO button is not pressed *No satellite radio reception is available and “NODIO knob again to store the setting. after 8 seconds the display will refresh with the SAT” is displayed when the RADIO button is ● Folder number mode displays the selected last selected display mode setting. pressed to access satellite radio stations unless folder number and the track number that is optional satellite receiver and antenna are in- ● Channel number mode displays the channel currently being played. stalled and an XMா or SIRIUS™ satellite radio number of the selected satellite radio sta- ● Disc number mode displays the selected tion. service subscription is active. Satellite radio is disc number and the track number that is not available in Alaska, Hawaii and Guam. ● Channel name mode displays the channel currently being played. If a compact disc is playing when the RADIO name of the selected satellite radio station. ● Artist title mode displays the artist title of the button is pressed, the compact disc will auto- ● Name mode displays the name of the artist, matically be turned off and the last radio station MP3 file. host or weather condition of the selected played will come on. ● Track title mode displays the track title of the satellite radio station. The FM stereo indicator ST will illuminate during MP3 file. ● Title mode displays the song title, show FM stereo reception. When the stereo broadcast ● Folder title mode displays the folder name name, or temperature of the selected satel- signal is weak, the radio will automatically change given to the MP3 folder. lite radio station. from stereo to monaural reception. Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-31 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 192. TUNE/FOLDER·CAT seconds. When the button is released the radio 1. Choose preset bank A, B or C using the (tuning) button (Type A will seek to the next broadcasting station. PRESET A·B·C select button. and B only): SEEK/TRACK (tuning) 2. Select the desired FM, AM or SAT stationTo manually tune the radio, press the button (Type C only): band.TUNE/FOLDER·CAT button or or Press the SEEK/TRACK button or 3. Tune to the desired station using manual,turn the tuning knob to right or left. SEEK or SCAN tuning. Press and hold any for less than 1.5 seconds to tune from high to lowTo move quickly through the channels, press and or low to high frequencies and stop at the next of the desired station memory buttons (1 –hold either the or button down for broadcasting station. 6) until a beep sound is heard.more than 1.5 seconds. 4. The channel indicator will then come on and To seek quickly through the channels, press and CAT FOLDER (tuning) hold the SEEK/TRACK button for more than 1.5 the sound will resume. Programming is now button (Type C only): seconds. When the button is released the radio complete. will seek to the next broadcasting station. 5. Other buttons can be set in the same man-To manually tune the radio, press the CAT ner.FOLDER button or or turn the tun- SCAN/RPT tuning button:ing knob to right or left. If the battery cable is disconnected, or if the fuse Press the SCAN/RPT button for more than 1.5 opens, the radio memory will be canceled. In thatTo move quickly through the channels, press and seconds to stop at each broadcasting station case, reset the desired stations.hold either the or button down for (AM, FM or SAT, if so equipped) for 5 seconds.more than 1.5 seconds. Pressing the button again during this 5 second Radio data system (RDS): period will stop scan tuning and the radio will SEEK/TRACK (tuning) RDS stands for Radio Data System, and is a data remain tuned to that station. If the SCAN/RPT button (Type A and B information service transmitted by some radio button is not pressed within 5 seconds, scan only): stations on the FM band (not AM band). Cur- tuning moves to the next station. rently, most RDS stations are in large cities, butPress the SEEK/TRACK button or PRESET A·B·C (Station memory opera- many stations are now considering broadcastingfor less than 1.5 seconds to tune from high to low tions): RDS data.or low to high frequencies and stop at the next 18 stations can be set for the FM, AM and SAT RDS can display:broadcasting station. (satellite, if so equipped) radio to the A, B and C ● Station call sign, such as “WHFR 98.3”.To seek quickly through the channels, press and preset button in any combination of FM, AM orhold the SEEK/TRACK button for more than 1.5 SAT stations. ● Station name, such as “The Groove”.4-32 Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 193. ● Music or programming type such as “Clas- The slot numbers (1 – 6) will illuminate on the SEEK/TRACK button sical”, “Country”, or “Rock”. display when CDs are loaded into the changer. (Type A and B only): ● Artist and song information. CD button: When the button is pressed while a com- pact disc is playing, the track being played re-If the station broadcasts RDS information, the When the CD button is pressed with the system turns to its beginning. Press several times to skipRDS icon is displayed. off and the compact disc loaded, the system will back through tracks. The compact disc will go turn on and the compact disc will start to play.Compact disc (CD) changer operation back the number of times the button is pressed. When the CD button is pressed with the com-Turn the ignition key to the ACC or ON position When the button is pressed while the pact disc loaded with the radio playing, the radioand insert the compact disc into the slot with the compact disc is playing, the next track will start to will automatically be turned off and the compactlabel side facing up. The compact disc will be play from its beginning. Press several times to disc will start to play.guided automatically into the slot and start play- skip through tracks. The compact disc will ad-ing. To insert the disc, first press the LOAD CD·DVD button (Type A and C only): vance the number of times the button is pressed.button. (When the last track on the compact disc is Press the CD·DVD button to toggle the radio skipped through, the first track will be played.)If the radio is already operating, it will automati- between CD and DVD modes. When the radiocally turn off and the compact disc will play. goes into DVD mode and the DVD player is off SEEK/TRACK button the DVD player will turn on. When the DVD player (Type C only):If the system has been turned off while the com- is on radio or CD can be selected. The DVDpact disc was playing, pressing the When the button is pressed while a com- player will remain on and broadcast audio pact disc is playing, the track being played re-POWER/VOLUME control knob will start the through the headphones in the rear of the vehicle.compact disc. turns to its beginning. Press several times to skip The DVD player can be turned off from the radio back through tracks. The compact disc will goLOAD button: by selecting the DVD mode and pushing the back the number of times the button is pressed. radio power button. The DVD player will turn offTo insert a CD in the CD changer, press the and the radio will go to the last selected mode. When the button is pressed while theLOAD button for less than 1.5 seconds. Select compact disc is playing, the next track will start tothe loading slot by pressing the CD insert select The DVD player can be operated by remote con- play from its beginning. Press several times tobutton (1 – 6), then insert the CD. trol or by the DVD entertainment system located skip through tracks. The compact disc will ad- in the center console. vance the number of times the button is pressed.To insert 6 CDs to the CD changer, press the (When the last track on the compact disc isLOAD button for more than 1.5 seconds. skipped through, the first track will be played.) Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-33 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 194. TUNE/FOLDER·CAT but- ● Press and hold the CAT FOLDER play. If the vehicle is not equipped with a rear seat ton (Type A and B only): button or to fast forward or re- audio controller, the display will show “REAR AV wind a track on an MP3 CD. N/A”.CD: CD select buttons: (SPEAKER CONTROL) button: ● While playing a CD press the TUNE/FOLDER·CAT button or To play another CD that has been loaded, press a Press the button to turn the rear speakers to fast forward or rewind a track on a CD. CD select button (1 – 6). off and headphones on. Press this button againMP3 CD: SCAN/RPT: to turn rear seat speakers back on and head- phones off. ● While playing an MP3 CD, press the When the SCAN/RPT play button is pushed TUNE/FOLDER·CAT button or while the compact disc is played, the play pattern CD EJECT: to scan backward or forward through avail- can be changed as follows: able folders. Current/Selected disc: ALL DISC RPT → 1 DISC RPT→ 1 TRACK RPT ● Press and hold the TUNE/FOLDER·CAT → ALL DISC RDM → 1 DISC RDM → ALL DISC ● Press the button, then press the slot button or to fast forward or re- RPT number (1 – 6) for the desired disc. The wind a track on an MP3 CD. compact disc will be ejected. If no slot num- ALL DISC RPT: All discs loaded will be repeated. 1 DISC RPT: The disc that is currently playing will ber (1 – 6) is pressed, the current loaded CAT FOLDER button disc will be ejected. Also, if the ejected disc be repeated. (Type C only): 1 TRACK RPT: The track that is currently playing is not removed within 15 seconds, the discCD: will be repeated will reload. ALL DISC RDM: Tracks from all discs will be All discs: ● While playing a CD press the CAT FOLDER played randomly button or to fast forward or re- 1 DISC RDM: Tracks from the disc that is cur- ● Press and hold the button for more wind a track on a CD. rently playing will be played randomly than 1.5 seconds. The compact discs will beMP3 CD: ejected one by one. If a disc is not removed REAR ON·OFF: within 15 seconds, or the button is ● While playing an MP3 CD, press the CAT Pressing the REAR ON·OFF button turns the rear pressed again during the eject sequence, FOLDER button or to scan seat audio controller on. REAR CONT ON will the entire disc eject sequence will be can- backward or forward through available fold- display. Pressing it again will turn the rear seat celed. ers. audio controller off. REAR CONT OFF will dis-4-34 Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 195. When this button is pressed while the compactdisc is being played, the compact disc will ejectand the last source will be played.CD IN indicator:The slot numbers (1 – 6) will illuminate if CDshave been loaded into the changer in CD modeonly. LHA0408 LHA0049 AUX jack (if so equipped) CD CARE AND CLEANING The AUX jack ᭺ is located below the air condi- 1 ● Handle a CD by its edges. Do not bend the tioner controls. The AUX audio input jack accepts disc. Never touch the surface of the disc. any standard analog audio input such as from a portable cassette tape player, MP3 player or ● Always place the discs in the storage case laptop computers. when they are not being used. Press the AUX button to play a compatible device ● To clean a disc, wipe the surface from the when it is plugged into the AUX jack. center to the outer edge using a clean, soft cloth. Do not wipe the disc using a circular motion. ● Do not use a conventional record cleaner or alcohol intended for industrial use. Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-35 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 196. ● A new disc may be rough on the inner and MODE select switch outer edges. Remove the rough edges by rubbing the inner and outer edges with the Push the mode select switch to change the mode side of a pen or pencil as illustrated. in the following sequence: PRESET A → PRE- SET B → PRESET C → CD* → DVD** (if so equipped) → AUX***. *This mode is only available when a CD is loaded. **This mode is only available when a DVD is loaded into the DVD player. ***This mode is only available when a compatible auxiliary device is plugged into the AUX jack. Volume control switch LHA0269 1. Volume control switch Push the volume control switch up or down to increase or decrease the volume. 2. MODE select switch 3. POWER on/off switch Tuning 4. Tuning switch Memory change (radio): STEERING WHEEL SWITCH FOR AUDIO CONTROL (if so equipped) While in one of the preset radio station banks (A, B or C), push the tuning switch or The audio system can be operated using the for less than 1.5 seconds to change to the next controls on the steering wheel. preset station in memory. POWER on/off switch Seek tuning (radio): With the ignition key turned to the ACC or ON Push the tuning switch or for more position, push the POWER switch to turn the than 1.5 seconds to seek the next or previous audio system on or off. radio station.4-36 Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 197. Next/Previous track (CD):Push the tuning switch or for lessthan 1.5 seconds to return to the beginning of thepresent track or skip to the next track. Pushseveral times to skip back or skip through tracks.This system searches for the blank intervals be-tween selections. If there is a blank interval within1 program or there is no interval between pro-grams, the system may not stop in the desired orexpected location.Change disc (CD) (if so equipped):Push the tuning switch or for morethan 1.5 seconds to change the playing disc upor down. LHA0322 1. VOL (volume) control button 7. Infrared headphone transmitter lens* 2. MODE select button 3. speaker control button *Red transmitters will be visible when 4. NEXT button infrared headphones are on. 5. SEEK button 6. Headphone jacks Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-37 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 198. REAR AUDIO CONTROLS (if so VOL (volume) button: NEXT button:equipped) The VOL button allows the rear passengers to When the NEXT button is pressed while in AM or adjust the headphone volume level. FM mode, the radio will change to the next preset.Press the REAR ON·OFF button on the frontradio control panel to turn the rear controls on. (SPEAKER CONTROL) button: The NEXT button does not function while in SATPush the button again to turn rear controls off. radio mode or when playing a DVD or CD. Press this button to turn the rear speakersThe headphones symbol illuminates on the front off and headphones on. Press this button ANTENNAdisplay when the rear audio controls are on. Two again to turn rear seat speakers back on andheadphone jacks are provided so two rear seat Window antenna headphones off.passengers may listen to the audio system pri- The antenna pattern is printed inside the rearvately. MODE button: passenger and driver side windows.The rear volume controls can only increase the The MODE button allows the rear passengers tovolume to the level at which the front radio volume change between AM, FM, CD, DVD and AUX. CAUTIONcontrol is set. The media options are listed on the face plate of ● Do not place metalized film near the the rear audio controls. When a source of media rear driver or passenger side windowOne or two infrared headphones are included if is selected, the media label will be illuminated. glass or attach any metal parts to it. Thisthe vehicle is equipped with the DVD entertain- may cause poor reception or noise.ment system. Most portable radio headphones SEEK button:work with the rear audio controls. In AM or FM mode, the SEEK button allows the ● When cleaning the inside of the rear rear seat passengers to find the next radio station driver or passenger side window, beFor vehicles equipped with the FM/AM/SAT radio careful not to scratch or damage the up or down the station band frequency.with compact disc player, if the rear passengers window antenna. Lightly wipe along theturn off the rear speakers and are using head- In CD mode, the SEEK button allows the rear antenna with a dampened soft cloth.phones they may choose to listen to a different passengers to find the next or previous selectionmedia than the front passengers. The rear pas- on the CD.sengers can listen to the radio along with thefront passengers or they can listen to a CD orSAT radio (if so equipped).4-38 Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 199. NISSAN MOBILE ENTERTAINMENTSYSTEM (MES) (if so equipped) CAUTION ● The glass screen on the liquid crystal display may break if hit with a hard or sharp object. If the glass breaks, do not touch the liquid crystalline material, which contains a small amount of mer- cury. In case of contact with skin, wash immediately with soap and water. ● Use a damp, soft cloth when cleaning the Mobile Entertainment System com- ponents. Do not use solvents or clean- ing solutions. LHA0389 ● Do not attempt to use the system in extreme temperature conditions [below WARNING -4°F (-20°C) or above 158°F (70°C)].● The Mobile Entertainment System is ● To avoid draining the vehicle battery, do designed for rear seat passenger view- not operate the system more than 15 ing only. minutes without starting the engine.● The driver must not attempt to operate the Mobile Entertainment System while the vehicle is in motion so that full at- tention may be given to vehicle operation. Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-39 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 200. LHA03161. EJECT button DIGITAL VIDEO DISC (DVD) PLAYER2. DVD slot CONTROLS3. ENTER button Refer to “Playing a digital video disc (DVD)” later4. POWER on/off button in this section for the function of each button.5. MODE button6. Input jacks7. STOP button8. PLAY/PAUSE button LHA03179. MENU button 1. POWER button10. DISPLAY button 2. STOP button11. NAVIGATION keys 3. NEXT TRACK/CHAPTER and PREVI- OUS TRACK/CHAPTER button 4. TITLE button 5. ENTER button4-40 Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 201. 6. DISPLAY button ● The screen rotates down to view and up7. MODE button into the housing to store when not in8. SUBTITLE button use. Ensure that the screen is latched9. AUDIO button securely into the housing when stored.10. ANGLE button11. CLEAR button12. PAUSE button13. PLAY button14. FAST FORWARD/FAST REVERSE button15. MENU button16. NAVIGATION keys17. BACK button LHA031518. NUMERIC KEYPADREMOTE CONTROL FLIP-DOWN SCREENRefer to “Playing a digital video disc (DVD)” later The flip-down screen has a wireless remote con-in this section for the function of each button. trol receiver ᭺ located at the bottom of the 1 screen. CAUTION ● The glass screen on the liquid crystal display may break if hit with a hard or sharp object. If the glass breaks, do not touch the liquid crystalline material, which contains a small amount of mer- cury. In case of contact with skin, wash immediately with soap and water. Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-41 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 202. PLAYING A DIGITAL VIDEO DISC (DVD) CAUTION ● Only operate the DVD while the vehicle engine is running. Operating the DVD for extended periods of time with the engine OFF can discharge the vehicle battery. ● Do not allow the system to get wet. Excessive moisture such as spilled liq- uids may cause the system to malfunction. SAA0720 SAA0721 ● The driver must not attempt to wear theHeadphones NOTE: headphones while the vehicle is in mo-Power ON/OFF: For optimum infrared headphone perfor- tion so that full attention may be given mance, increase the volume on the rear to vehicle operation.Press the power button to turn the headphones seat controller to the maximum level and ● While playing video CD media, this DVDon or off. adjust the infrared headphone volume us- player does not guarantee complete ing the volume control on the headphones.Volume control: functionality of all video CD formats. Using a lower volume setting on the rearTurn the volume control knob to adjust the vol- seat controller can cause static noise in the With the DVD player, you can hear DVD videos,ume. infrared headphones. video CDs and CDs using headphones. Passen- gers in the rear seat can enjoy the sound inde-The headphones will automatically be turned off pendently of the front seat.in 30 seconds if there is no sound during thatperiod. To prevent the battery from being dis- Press the CD·DVD button or DVD button locatedcharged, keep the power supply turned off when on the front controls to hear the sound of the DVDnot in use. play through the speakers.4-42 Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 203. Press the REAR ON·OFF button located on the POWER on/off button: or PLAY:front controls to disable or enable rear seat audiocontrols. For more information on rear seat audio With the ignition switch turned to the ACC or ON When the PLAY/PAUSE button on the player orcontrols see, “Rear Audio Controls” earlier in this position, press the POWER button to turn the the PLAY button on the remote control issection. DVD player on or off. pressed, the player will play.Pressing the button on the front controls Insert the DVD into the slot with the label side In play mode, the display will briefly showturns the rear speakers on or off and enables or facing up. The DVD will be guided automatically on the upper left corner of the display.disables the wireless headphones . into the slot. FF (Fast Forward), REWIt is possible to operate the DVD player by remote If the DVD player is off and a DVD is inserted, the (Remote control only):control. DVD player will automatically turn on. Press FAST FORWARD/FAST REVERSE but-Headphones are a wireless type and no cables tons to carry out the fast forward or fast reverse CAUTIONare necessary. You can use them in almost all the presentation at 5 times normal play speed.ranges in the rear seat. (It is not possible to use Do not force the compact disc into thethe headphones in the front seat.) slot. This could damage the player. Press FAST FORWARD/FAST REVERSE but- tons again or PLAY button to resume the normal MODE select button: play speed. Press the MODE button to select Audio/Video NEXT CHAPTER/ source between DVD and AUX input (input jacks PREVIOUS CHAPTER on the faceplate, Red = right channel audio input, (Remote control only): White = left channel audio input, and Yellow = Video input). When the (NEXT CHAPTER) button is pressed while the DVD is being played, the pro- The display will show the “AUX” in the upper left gram next to the present one will start to play from corner of the display for 4 seconds once the its beginning. Press several times to skip through Mode is changed to AUX. programs. The DVD will advance the number of To use the input jacks, refer to “Auxiliary input times the button is pressed. When the jacks” in this section. (PREVIOUS CHAPTER) button is pressed, the program being played returns to its beginning. Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-43 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 204. Press several times to skip back through pro- The display will show the EJECT symbol in control for more than 2 seconds will remove thegrams. The DVD will go back the number of times the upper left corner of the display for 4 seconds media track/time information from the display.the button is pressed. once the EJECT button is pressed. (Faceplate feature only) or PAUSE: If the DVD is not loaded, the display will show NAVIGATION KEYS: “NO DISC”.When the PLAY/PAUSE button on the player or If media is in PLAY mode, activation of the NAVI-the PAUSE button on the remote control is If the DVD comes out and is not removed within GATION KEYS (Up, Down, Left, and Right) willpressed, the player will pause playing of the 25 seconds, it will be pulled back into the slot to perform the following functions: next protect it. chapter/track, previous chapter/track, fast re-media. In pause mode, the player will showon the upper left corner of the display until the DISPLAY: verse and fast forward, and the display willplayer is changed to another mode. show , , and respec- If the DISPLAY control is pressed for less than 2 tively in the upper left corner of the display for 4 STOP: seconds, the display menu will appear on the seconds. (Faceplate feature only) screen.Press the STOP button once to stop playing the If media is in PAUSE mode, activation of the ● The display menu will remain on the screen NAVIGATION KEYS (Up, Down and Right) willmedia. The display will show in the upper for 10 seconds if no subsequent controlleft corner of the display for 4 seconds, and the perform the following functions: next activations occur.last disc position will be stored. When the PLAY chapter/track, previous chapter/track and slowbutton is pressed again, it will resume at the ● Use NAVIGATION KEYS to navigate within forward, and the display will show ,stored disc track and time position. the display menu, and use ENTER to select and a forward arrow symbol respectively in the the item. upper left corner of the display for 4 seconds.If the STOP button is pressed again when the ● Holding the DISPLAY control on the face- (Faceplate feature only)player is already in Stop mode, it will reinitializethe pointer to the beginning of the disc. In effect it plate for longer than approximately 2 sec- If media is in activated MENU mode, the NAVI-will ignore the last stored disc position and upon onds while in the display menu will reset the GATION KEYS will be used to navigate Up,receipt of the next play message it will begin at display characteristics to their nominal val- Down, Left, and Right within the menu.the Title Menu, or at “the beginning of the disc”. ues. (Faceplate feature only) If display control menu is on, the NAVIGATION EJECT: If the DISPLAY control button on the faceplate is KEYS will be used to navigate Up, Down, Left, pressed for more than 2 seconds, the media and Right within the menu.When the EJECT button is pressed with the DVD track/time information will be displayed along theloaded, it will be ejected. bottom of the display. Pressing the DISPLAY4-44 Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 205. ENTER: Repeatedly press the SUBTITLE button to cycle The subsequent actuation of numeric buttons will through each available subtitle. continuously shift the previously input number toIn MENU mode, press the ENTER button to se- the “left”.lect MENU items. AUDIO (Remote control only): The chapter/title/track number will be automati-In the display menu, press the ENTER button to Press the AUDIO button to call up audio menu. cally selected (if valid, based on media content) ifselect items for modification, as per the on- 3 seconds expire without any keypad inputs.screen instructions. Repeatedly press the AUDIO button to cycle through each available audio track. The operator can cancel the inputMENU: chapter/title/track number by actuating the ANGLE (Remote control only):If the media is in PLAY mode and the MENU CLEAR control prior to the expiration of thebutton is pressed, the DVD menu will appear on Press the ANGLE button to call up camera angle 3-second timer.the screen. Use Navigation Keys to navigate menu. These functions can be used only for the DVDwithin the menu, and use ENTER to select the Repeatedly press the ANGLE button to cycle discs which correspond to them.item. through each available angle.Press the MENU button again to return to PLAY Auxiliary input jacks CLEAR (Remote control only):mode. The auxiliary input jacks are located on the controlTITLE (Remote control only): Press the CLEAR button to clear all numeric panel. Compatible devices such as video games, inputs, if actuated prior to expiration of the camcorders and portable video players can bePress TITLE button to return the DVD media to 3-second timer. connected to the auxiliary jacks.the “title” of the DVD. NUMERIC KEYPAD (0–9 & ≥10) (Remote The auxiliary jacks are color coded for identifica-Press TITLE button again to return to the previous control only): tion purposes.stop point and play. Press the NUMERIC KEYPAD to directly access ● Yellow - video inputBACK (Remote control only): disc chapters, titles or tracks by inputting their ● White - left channel audio inputPress the BACK button to exit the current active numeric value.menu and return to the previous menu. ● Red - right channel audio input The “≥10” button input numbers greater than orSUBTITLE (Remote control only): equal to 10, allowing up three digits to be input for selecting chapter/title/track number.Press the SUBTITLE button to call up subtitleselection menu. Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-45 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 206. CARE AND MAINTENANCE ● A new disc may be rough on its innerUse a lightly dampened, lint free cloth to clean the and outer edges. Remove the roughsurfaces of your NISSAN mobile entertainment edges using the side of a pen or pencilsystem. (DVD player face, screen, remote con- as illustrated.trol, etc.) ● Never attempt to use a DVD that has been cracked, deformed, or repaired CAUTION using adhesive. Doing so may cause damage to the equipment.● Do not use any solvents or cleaning solutions when cleaning the video ● Handle the DVD carefully to avoid contami- system. nation or flaws. Otherwise, signals may not● Do not use excessive force on the moni- be read properly. tor screen. ● Do not write, draw or attach anything on any● Avoid touching or scratching the moni- LHA0049 side of the DVD. tor screen as it may become dirty or HOW TO HANDLE THE DVD ● Do not store the DVD in locations with direct damaged. sunlight or in high temperatures or humidity.● Do not attempt to use the system in CAUTION ● Always place discs in the storage case when extreme temperature conditions [below they are not being used. -4°F (-20°C) or above 158°F (70°C)]. ● Handle a DVD by its edges. Never touch the surface of the disc. ● Do not put on any sticker or write anything● Do not attempt to operate the system in on either surface of the DVD. extreme humidity conditions (less than ● To clean a disc, wipe the surface from 10% or more than 75%). the center to the outer edge using a clean, soft cloth. Do not wipe the disc using a circular motion. ● Do not use a conventional record cleaner, benzine, thinner or alcohol in- tended for industrial use.4-46 Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 207. ● DVDs with a region code other than 5. If the disc cannot be ejected see your “1”. The region code ᭺ is displayed in A Nissan dealer for further assistance. a small symbol printed on the top of 6. Re-program the radio presets. the DVD ᭺ B ● DVDs that are not round ● DVDs with a paper label ● DVDs that are warped, scratched, or have unequal edges ● Recordable digital video discs (DVD+R) ● Rewritable digital video discs (DVD+RW) If a DVD with a paper label is used and becomes jammed you may be able to reset the unit and eject the jammed disc with the following procedure: 1. Record the radio presets. 2. Disconnect the negative terminal from LHA0484 the battery for five minutes.DVD player operation precautions 3. Reconnect the negative battery termi- nal.Do not use the following DVDs as they maycause the DVD player to malfunction: 4. Check to see if the jammed DVD has been ejected. If it has not, try to eject ● 3.1 in (8 cm) discs with an adapter the DVD by pushing the eject button. Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-47 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 208. ● When changing batteries, do not let dust or oil get on the remote control and head- phones. FCC Notice: Changes or modifications not expressly ap- proved by the party responsible for compli- ance could void the user’s authority to op- erate the equipment. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules and RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This de- vice may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any inter- LHA0318 SAA0723 ference received, including interference If the battery is removed for any reason that may cause undesired operation of theRemote control and headphones device.battery replacement other than replacement, close the lid se- curely.Replace the battery as follows: ● If you will not be using the remote control for 1. Open the lid. long periods of time, remove the batteries. 2. Replace batteries with new ones. ● Replacement of the batteries is needed when the remote control only functions at ● Size AA (remote control) extremely close distances to the DVD player ● Size AAA (headphones) or not at all.Make sure that the and ends on ● Be careful not to touch the battery terminal.the batteries match the markings inside the ● An improperly disposed battery can harmcompartment. the environment. Always confirm local regu- 3. Close the lid securely. lations for battery disposal.4-48 Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 209. CAR PHONE OR CB RADIOWhen installing a CB, ham radio or car phone in CAUTIONyour NISSAN, be sure to observe the followingprecautions, otherwise the new equipment may ● Keep the antenna as far away as pos-adversely affect the engine control system and sible from the electronic controlother electronic parts. modules. ● Keep the antenna wire more than 8 in WARNING (20 cm) away from the electronic con-● A cellular telephone should not be used trol system harnesses. Do not route the while driving so full attention may be antenna wire next to any harness. given to vehicle operation. Some juris- ● Adjust the antenna standing-wave ratio dictions prohibit the use of cellular tele- as recommended by the manufacturer. phones while driving. ● Connect the ground wire from the CB● If you must make a call while your ve- radio chassis to the body. hicle is in motion, the hands free cellu- lar phone operational mode (if so ● For details, consult a NISSAN dealer. equipped) is highly recommended. Ex- ercise extreme caution at all times so full attention may be given to vehicle operation.● If a conversation in a moving vehicle requires you to take notes, pull off the road to a safe location and stop your vehicle before doing so. Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-49 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 210. MEMO4-50 Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems
  • 211. 5 Starting and drivingPrecautions when starting and driving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2 Cruise control operations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-16 Exhaust gas (carbon monoxide) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2 Break-in schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-17 Three-way catalyst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2 Increasing fuel economy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-17 On-pavement and off-road driving Using four wheel drive (4WD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-18 precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3 Transfer case shifting procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-19 Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . . 5-3 Parking/parking on hills. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-25 Avoiding collision and rollover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5 Power steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-26 Drinking alcohol/drugs and driving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5 Brake system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-26 Driving safety precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6 Brake precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-26Ignition switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-8 Anti-lock braking system (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-27 Automatic transmission. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-8 Vehicle dynamic control (VDC) system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-28 Key positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9 Rear sonar system (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-29 Nissan vehicle immobilizer system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9 Cold weather driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-30Before starting the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9 Freeing a frozen door lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-30Starting the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-10 Anti-freeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-30Driving the vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-10 Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-30 Engine protection mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-10 Draining of coolant water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-31 Automatic transmission. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11 Tire equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-31Parking brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-15 Special winter equipment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-31Cruise control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-15 Driving on snow or ice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-31 Precautions on cruise control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-15 Engine block heater (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-32 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 212. PRECAUTIONS WHEN STARTINGAND DRIVING WARNING ● If you suspect that exhaust fumes are a. The vehicle is raised for service. entering the vehicle, drive with all win-● Do not leave children or adults who b. You suspect that exhaust fumes are dows fully open, and have the vehicle would normally require the assistance entering into the passenger inspected immediately. of others alone in your vehicle. Pets compartment. should also not be left alone. They ● Do not run the engine in closed spaces c. You notice a change in the sound of could accidentally injure themselves or such as a garage. the exhaust system. others through inadvertent operation of ● Do not park the vehicle with the engine the vehicle. Also, on hot, sunny days, d. You have had an accident involving running for any extended length of time. temperatures in a closed vehicle could damage to the exhaust system, un- quickly become high enough to cause ● Keep the lift gate and rear vent windows derbody, or rear of the vehicle. severe or possibly fatal injuries to closed while driving, otherwise exhaust people or animals. gases could be drawn into the passen- THREE-WAY CATALYST ger compartment. If you must drive with● Properly secure all cargo with ropes or The three-way catalyst is an emission control the lift gate or rear vent windows open, straps to help prevent it from sliding or follow these precautions: device installed in the exhaust system. Exhaust shifting. Do not place cargo higher than gases in the three-way catalyst are burned at the seatbacks. In a sudden stop or col- 1. Open all the windows. high temperatures to help reduce pollutants. lision, unsecured cargo could cause 2. Set the air recirculation but- personal injury. ton to off and the fan control dial to WARNING high to circulate the air. ● The exhaust gas and the exhaust sys-EXHAUST GAS (carbon monoxide) ● If electrical wiring or other cable con- tem are very hot. Keep people, animals nections must pass to a trailer through or flammable materials away from the WARNING the seal on the lift gate or the body, exhaust system components.● Do not breathe exhaust gases; they follow the manufacturer’s recommen- ● Do not stop or park the vehicle over contain colorless and odorless carbon dation to prevent carbon monoxide en- flammable materials such as dry grass, monoxide. Carbon monoxide is danger- try into the vehicle. waste paper or rags. They may ignite ous. It can cause unconsciousness or ● The exhaust system and body should be and cause a fire. death. inspected by a qualified mechanic whenever:5-2 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 213. CAUTION ON-PAVEMENT AND OFF-ROAD TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING DRIVING PRECAUTIONS SYSTEM (TPMS)● Do not use leaded gasoline. Deposits from leaded gasoline will seriously re- Utility vehicles have a significantly higher Each tire, including the spare (if provided), duce the three-way catalyst’s ability to rollover rate than other types of vehicles. should be checked monthly when cold and in- help reduce exhaust pollutants. flated to the inflation pressure recommended by They have higher ground clearance than passen-● Keep your engine tuned up. Malfunc- ger cars to make them capable of performing in a the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle placard tions in the ignition, fuel injection, or variety of on-pavement and off-road applications. or tire inflation pressure label. (If your vehicle has electrical systems can cause overrich This gives them a higher center of gravity than tires of a different size than the size indicated on fuel flow into the three-way catalyst, ordinary cars. An advantage of higher ground the vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label, causing it to overheat. Do not keep driv- clearance is a better view of the road, allowing you should determine the proper tire inflation ing if the engine misfires, or if notice- you to anticipate problems. However, they are not pressure for those tires.) able loss of performance or other un- designed for cornering at the same speeds as As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been usual operating conditions are conventional two-wheel drive vehicles any more equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system detected. Have the vehicle inspected than low-slung sports cars are designed to per- (TPMS) that illuminates a low tire pressure telltale promptly by a NISSAN dealer. form satisfactorily under off-road conditions. If at when one or more of your tires is significantly● Avoid driving with an extremely low fuel all possible, avoid sharp turns at high speeds. As under-inflated. Accordingly, when the low tire pres- level. Running out of fuel could cause with other vehicles of this type, failure to operate sure telltale illuminates, you should stop and check the engine to misfire, damaging the this vehicle correctly may result in loss of control your tires as soon as possible, and inflate them to three-way catalyst. or vehicle rollover. In a rollover crash, an unbelted the proper pressure. Driving on a significantly person is significantly more likely to die than a under-inflated tire causes the tire to overheat and● Do not race the engine while warming it person wearing a seat belt. can lead to tire failure. Under-inflation also reduces up. Be sure to read the driving safety precautions fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect the● Do not push or tow your vehicle to start later in this section. vehicle’s handling and stopping ability. the engine. Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to maintain correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation has not reached the level to trigger illumination of the TPMS low tire pressure telltale. Starting and driving 5-3 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 214. Your vehicle has also been equipped with a ● The low tire pressure warning light does not section, “Tire pressure monitoring systemTPMS malfunction indicator to indicate when the automatically turn off when the tire pressure (TPMS)” in the “In case of emergency” section.system is not operating properly. The TPMS mal- is adjusted. After the tire is inflated to thefunction indicator is combined with the low tire recommended pressure, the vehicle must be WARNINGpressure telltale. When the system detects a driven at speeds above 16 MPH (25 km/h) ● If the low tire pressure warning lightmalfunction, the telltale will flash for approxi- to activate the TPMS and turn off the low tire illuminates while driving, avoid suddenmately one minute and then remain continuously pressure warning light. Use a tire pressure steering maneuvers or abrupt braking,illuminated. This sequence will continue upon gauge to check the tire pressure. reduce vehicle speed, pull off the roadsubsequent vehicle start-ups as long as the mal- to a safe location and stop the vehicle ● Tire pressure rises and falls depending onfunction exists. When the malfunction indicator is as soon as possible. Serious vehicle the heat caused by the vehicle’s operationilluminated, the system may not be able to detect damage could occur and may lead to an and the outside temperature. Low outsideor signal low tire pressure as intended. TPMS accident and could result in serious temperature can lower the temperature ofmalfunctions may occur for a variety of reasons, personal injury. Check the tire pressure the air inside the tire which can cause aincluding the installation of replacement or alter- for all four tires. Adjust the tire pressure lower tire inflation pressure. This may cause to the recommended COLD tire pres-nate tires or wheels on the vehicle that prevent the low tire pressure warning light to illumi- sure shown on the Tire and Loadingthe TPMS from functioning properly. Always nate. If the warning light illuminates in low Information label to turn the low tirecheck the TPMS malfunction telltale after replac- ambient temperature, check the tire pres- pressure warning light OFF. If you haveing one or more tires or wheels on your vehicle toensure that the replacement or alternate tires and sure for all four tires. a flat tire, replace it with a spare tire aswheels allow the TPMS to continue to function ● You can also check the pressure of all tires soon as possible. (See “Flat tire” in theproperly. (except the spare tire) on the display screen. “In case of emergency” section for changing a flat tire.)Additional information: The order of the tire pressure figures dis- played on the screen does not correspond ● When a spare tire is mounted or a wheel ● The TPMS does not monitor the tire pres- with the actual order of the tire position. See is replaced, tire pressure will not be sure of the spare tire. “Tire pressure information” in the “Display indicated, the TPMS will not function ● The TPMS will activate only when the vehicle screen, heater, air conditioner and audio and the low tire pressure warning light is driven at speeds above 16 MPH (25 systems” section. will flash. Contact your NISSAN dealer km/h). Also, this system may not detect a as soon as possible for tire replacement For additional information, see “Low tire pressure and/or system resetting. sudden drop in tire pressure (for example a flat tire while driving). warning light” in the “Instruments and controls”5-4 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 215. ● Replacing tires with those not originally AVOIDING COLLISION AND DRINKING ALCOHOL/DRUGS AND specified by NISSAN could affect the ROLLOVER DRIVING proper operation of the TPMS.● Do not inject any tire liquid or aerosol WARNING WARNING tire sealant into the tires, as this may Failure to operate this vehicle in a safe Never drive under the influence of alcohol cause a malfunction of the tire pressure and prudent manner may result in loss of or drugs. Alcohol in the bloodstream re- sensors. control or an accident. duces coordination, delays reaction time and impairs judgement. Driving after CAUTION Be alert and drive defensively at all times. Obey all drinking alcohol increases the likelihood traffic regulations. Avoid excessive speed, high of being involved in an accident injuringDo not place metalized film or any metal speed cornering, or sudden steering maneuvers, yourself and others. Additionally, if youparts (antenna, etc.) on the windows. This because these driving practices could cause you are injured in an accident, alcohol canmay cause poor reception of the signals to lose control of your vehicle. As with any ve- increase the severity of the injury.from the tire pressure sensors, and the hicle, loss of control could result in a colli-TPMS will not function properly. sion with other vehicles or objects, or cause NISSAN is committed to safe driving. However, the vehicle to roll over, particularly if the loss you must choose not to drive under the influenceFCC Notice: of alcohol. Every year thousands of people are of control causes the vehicle to slide side-Changes or modifications not expressly ap- ways. Be attentive at all times, and avoid driving injured or killed in alcohol-related accidents. Al-proved by the party responsible for compli- when tired. Never drive when under the influence of though the local laws vary on what is consideredance could void the user’s authority to op- alcohol or drugs (including prescription or over- to be legally intoxicated, the fact is that alcoholerate the equipment. the-counter drugs which may cause drowsiness). affects all people differently and most people Always wear your seat belt as outlined in the underestimate the effects of alcohol.This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC “Safety – Seats, seat belts and supplemental re- Remember, drinking and driving don’t mix! AndRules and RSS-210 of Industry Canada. straint system” section of this manual, and also that is true for drugs, too (over-the-counter, pre-Operation is subject to the following two instruct your passengers to do so. scription, and illegal drugs). Don’t drive if yourconditions: (1) This device may not cause Seat belts help reduce the risk of injury in collisions ability to operate your vehicle is impaired by alco-harmful interference, and (2) this device and rollovers. In a rollover crash, an unbelted hol, drugs, or some other physical condition.must accept any interference received, in- or improperly belted person is significantlycluding interference that may cause undes- more likely to be injured or killed than aired operation of the device. person properly wearing a seat belt. Starting and driving 5-5 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 216. DRIVING SAFETY PRECAUTIONS ● Many hills are too steep for any vehicle. ● To avoid raising the center of gravityYour NISSAN is designed for both normal and If you drive up them, you may stall. If excessively, do not exceed the rated you drive down them, you may not be capacity of the roof rack and evenlyoff-road use. However, avoid driving in deep wa- able to control your speed. If you drive distribute the load. Secure heavy loadster or mud as your NISSAN is mainly designed for across them, you may roll over. in the cargo area as far forward and asleisure use, unlike a conventional off-road ve- low as possible. Do not equip the ve-hicle. ● Do not shift gears while driving on hicle with tires larger than specified in downhill grades as this could causeRemember that two-wheel drive models are less this manual. This could cause your ve- loss of control of the vehicle.capable than four-wheel drive models for rough hicle to roll over.road driving and extrication when stuck in deep ● Stay alert when driving to the top of a ● Do not grip the inside or spokes of thesnow or mud, or the like. hill. At the top there could be a drop-off steering wheel when driving off-road. or other hazard that could cause an The steering wheel could move sud-Please observe the following precautions: accident. denly and injure your hands. Instead ● If your engine stalls or you cannot make drive with your fingers and thumbs on WARNING it to the top of a steep hill, never at- the outside of the rim.● Drive carefully when off the road and tempt to turn around. Your vehicle ● Before operating the vehicle, ensure avoid dangerous areas. Every person could tip or roll over. Always back that the driver and all passengers have who drives or rides in this vehicle straight down in R (Reverse) gear and their seat belts fastened. should be seated with their seat belt apply brakes to control your speed. fastened. This will keep you and your ● Lower your speed when encountering ● Heavy braking going down a hill could passengers in position when driving strong crosswinds. With a higher center cause your brakes to overheat and fade, over rough terrain. of gravity, your NISSAN is more af- resulting in loss of control and an acci- fected by strong side winds. Slower● Do not drive across steep slopes. In- dent. Apply brakes lightly and use a low speeds ensure better vehicle control. stead drive either straight up or straight gear to control your speed. down the slopes. Off-road vehicles can ● Do not drive beyond the performance ● Unsecured cargo can be thrown around tip over sideways much more easily capability of the tires, even with 4WD when driving over rough terrain. Prop- than they can forward or backward. engaged. erly secure all cargo so it will not be thrown forward and cause injury to you or your passengers.5-6 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 217. ● For 4WD equipped vehicles, do not at- ● If at all possible, avoid sharp turning ● Whenever you drive off-road through tempt to raise two wheels off the maneuvers, particularly at high speeds. sand, mud or water as deep as the ground and shift the transmission to Your NISSAN four-wheel drive vehicle wheel hub, more frequent maintenance any drive or reverse position with the has a higher center of gravity than a may be required. See “Periodic mainte- engine running. Doing so may result in two-wheel drive vehicle. The vehicle is nance” in the “NISSAN Service and drivetrain damage or unexpected ve- not designed for cornering at the same Maintenance Guide.” hicle movement which could result in speeds as conventional two-wheel serious vehicle damage or personal drive vehicles. Failure to operate this injury. vehicle correctly could result in loss of control and/or a rollover accident.● Do not attempt to test a 4WD equipped vehicle on a 2-wheel dynamometer ● Always use tires of the same type, size, (such as the dynamometers used by brand, construction (bias, bias-belted, some states for emissions testing), or or radial), and tread pattern on all four similar equipment even if the other two wheels. Install tire chains on the rear wheels are raised off the ground. Make wheels when driving on slippery roads sure you inform test facility personnel and drive carefully. that your vehicle is equipped with 4WD ● Be sure to check the brakes immedi- before it is placed on a dynamometer. ately after driving in mud or water. See Using the wrong test equipment may “Brake system” later in this section for result in drivetrain damage or unex- “Wet brakes”. pected vehicle movement which could result in serious vehicle damage or per- ● Avoid parking your vehicle on steep sonal injury. hills. If you get out of the vehicle and it rolls forward, backward or sideways,● Accelerating quickly, sharp steering you could be injured. maneuvers or sudden braking may cause loss of control. Starting and driving 5-7 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 218. IGNITION SWITCH 1. Shift the selector lever to the P (Park) posi- WARNING tion with the key in the ON position.Never remove or turn the key to the LOCKposition while driving. The steering wheel 2. Turn the key to the LOCK position.will lock. This may cause the driver to lose 3. Remove the key from the ignition.control of the vehicle and could result inserious vehicle damage or personal injury. If the selector lever is shifted to the P (Park) posi- tion after the key is turned to the OFF position or when the key cannot be turned to the LOCK posi- tion, proceed as follows to remove the key. 1. Move the shift selector lever into the P (Park) position. 2. Turn the ignition key slightly toward the ON WSD0041 position. AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 3. Turn the key to the LOCK position. 4. Remove the key. The ignition lock is designed so the key cannot be turned to the LOCK position and removed until The shift selector lever is designed so it cannot the shift selector lever is moved to the P (Park) moved out of P (Park) and into any of the other position. gear positions if the ignition key is turned to OFF position or if the key is removed from the switch. When removing the key from the ignition, make sure the shift selector lever is in the P (Park) The shift selector lever can be moved if the position. ignition switch is in the ON position and the foot brake pedal is depressed. If the selector lever is not returned to P (Park) position, the key cannot be moved to the LOCK There is an OFF position between the position. LOCK and ACC positions. The OFF position is indicated by a “1” on the key cylinder. To remove the key from the ignition switch: When the ignition is in the OFF position, the steering wheel is not locked.5-8 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 219. BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINEIn order for the steering wheel to be locked, it NISSAN VEHICLE IMMOBILIZER ● Make sure the area around the vehicle ismust be turned about 1/8 of a turn clockwise SYSTEM clear.from the straight up position. ● Check fluid levels such as engine oil, cool- The NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System will notTo lock the steering wheel, turn the key to allow the engine to start without the use of the ant, brake fluid, and window washer fluid asthe LOCK position. Remove the key. To registered key. frequently as possible, or at least wheneverunlock the steering wheel, insert the key you refuel.and turn it gently while rotating the steer- If the engine fails to start using a registered key (for example, when interference is caused by ● Check that all windows and lights are clean.ing wheel slightly right and left. another registered key, an automated toll road ● Visually inspect tires for their appearanceIf the key will not turn from the LOCK posi- device or automatic payment device on the key and condition. Also check tires for propertion, turn the steering wheel to the left or ring), restart the engine using the following pro- inflation.right while turning the key to unlock the cedures:key cylinder. ● Lock all doors. 1. Leave the ignition switch in the ON position ● Position seat and adjust head restraints.KEY POSITIONS for approximately 5 seconds. 2. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF or LOCK ● Adjust inside and outside mirrors.LOCK: Normal parking position (0) position, and wait approximately 10 sec- ● Fasten seat belts and ask all passengers toOFF: (Not used) (1) onds. do likewise.ACC: (Accessories) (2) 3. Repeat steps 1 and 2. ● Check the operation of warning lights whenThis position activates electrical accessories 4. Restart the engine while holding the device the key is turned to the ON (3) position. Seesuch as the radio when the engine is not running. (which may have caused the interference) “Warning/indicator lights and audible re- separate from the registered key. minders” in the “Instruments and controls”ON: Normal operating position (3) section of this manual.This position turns on the ignition system and the If the no start condition re-occurs, NISSAN rec-electrical accessories. ommends placing the registered key on a sepa- rate key ring to avoid interference from otherSTART: (4) devices.This position starts the engine. As soon as theengine has started, release the key. It automati-cally returns to the ON position. Starting and driving 5-9 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 220. STARTING THE ENGINE DRIVING THE VEHICLE 1. Apply the parking brake. cranking the engine, release the accel- ENGINE PROTECTION MODE erator pedal. Crank the engine with your 2. Move the shift selector lever to P (Park) or N foot off the accelerator pedal by turn- The engine has an engine protection mode to (Neutral). P (Park) is recommended. ing the ignition key to START. Release the reduce the chance of damage if the coolant tem- key when the engine starts. If the engine perature becomes too high (for example, when The shift selector lever cannot be starts, but fails to run, repeat the above climbing steep grades in high temperature with moved out of P (Park) and into any of procedure. heavy loads, such as when towing a trailer). the other gear positions if the ignition When the engine temperature reaches a certain key is turned to the OFF position or if level: the key is removed from the ignition CAUTION switch. Do not operate the starter for more than ● The engine coolant temperature gauge will 15 seconds at a time. If the engine does move toward the H position. The starter is designed not to operate if the shift selector lever is in any of the not start, turn the key off and wait 10 ● Engine power may be reduced. driving positions. seconds before cranking again, otherwise the starter could be damaged. ● The air conditioning cooling function may be 3. Crank the engine with your foot off the automatically turned OFF for a short time accelerator pedal by turning the ignition 4. Allow the engine to idle for at least 30 sec- (the blower will continue to operate). key to START. Release the key when the onds after starting. Do not race the engine while warming it up. Drive at moderate Engine power and, under some conditions, ve- engine starts. If the engine starts, but fails to speed for a short distance first, especially in hicle speed will decrease. Vehicle speed can be run, repeat the above procedure. cold weather. controlled with the accelerator pedal, but the ● If the engine is very hard to start in ex- vehicle may not accelerate at the desired speed. tremely cold weather or when restarting, In cold weather, keep the engine running for The transmission will downshift or upshift as it depress the accelerator pedal a little (ap- a minimum of 2–3 minutes before shutting it reaches prescribed shift points. You can also proximately 1/3 to the floor) and hold it off. Starting and stopping the engine over a shift manually. and then crank the engine. Release the short period of time may make the vehicle more difficult to start. As driving conditions change and engine coolant key and the accelerator pedal when the temperature is reduced, vehicle speed can be engine starts. increased using the accelerator pedal, and air ● If the engine is very hard to start because conditioning cooling function will automatically it is flooded, depress the accelerator be turned back ON. pedal all the way to the floor and hold it. Crank the engine for 5-6 seconds. After5-10 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 221. If: WARNING AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 1. The engine coolant temperature is not re- Overheating can result in reduced engine duced. WARNING power and vehicle speed. The reduced speed may be lower than other traffic, ● Do not depress the accelerator pedal 2. The air conditioning cooling function does which could increase the chance of a col- while shifting from P (Park) or N (Neu- not turn back ON. lision. Be especially careful when driving. tral) to R (Reverse), or L (Low). Always 3. The engine oil pressure warning/engine Pull to the side of the road to a safe area. depress the brake pedal until shifting is coolant temperature high indicator il- Allow the engine to cool and return to completed. Failure to do so could cause luminates, this may indicate a malfunction. normal operation. See “If your vehicle you to lose control and have an Move the vehicle off the road in a safe area overheats” in the “In case of emergency” accident. and allow the engine to cool. If after check- section of this manual. ● Cold engine idle speed is high, so use ing the oil and coolant, the remains caution when shifting into a forward or on, do not continue to drive and call a CAUTION reverse gear before the engine has NISSAN dealer. warmed up. Running the engine with the engine oilThe malfunction indicator lamp may also come pressure warning light on could cause se- ● Never shift to P (Park) or R (Reverse)ON. If only it remains on, you do not need to have rious damage to the engine almost imme- while the vehicle is moving. This couldyour vehicle towed, but have it inspected soon by diately. Such damage is not covered by cause an accident.a NISSAN dealer. See “Malfunction indicator warranty. Turn off the engine as soon as itlamp” in the “Warning and indicator lights” sec- is safe to do so. CAUTIONtion of this manual. ● When stopping the vehicle on an uphill grade, do not hold the vehicle by de- pressing the accelerator pedal. The foot brake should be used for this purpose. ● Do not downshift abruptly on slippery roads. This may cause a loss of control. The automatic transmission in your vehicle is electronically controlled to produce maximum power and smooth operation. Starting and driving 5-11 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 222. The recommended operating procedures for this WARNINGtransmission are shown on the following pages.Follow these procedures for maximum vehicle Apply the parking brake if the selectorperformance and driving enjoyment. lever is in any position while the engine is not running. Failure to do so could causeStarting the vehicle the vehicle to move unexpectedly or roll 1. After starting the engine, fully depress the away and result in serious personal injury foot brake pedal before attempting to move or property damage. the shift selector lever out of the P (Park) If the key is turned to the OFF or ACC position for position. any reason while the vehicle is in N (Neutral), or 2. Keep the foot brake pedal depressed and any D (Drive) position, the key cannot be turned move the shift selector lever into a driving to the LOCK position and be removed from the gear. ignition switch. Move the selector lever to the P 3. Release the foot brake, then gradually start WSD0187 (Park) position, then the key can be turned to the vehicle in motion. LOCK. To move the selector lever:The automatic transmission is designed so P (Park): : Shift while depressing the brake pedalthe foot brake pedal MUST be depressed Use this selector position when the vehicle isbefore shifting from P (Park) to any drive : Shift without depressing brake pedal parked or when starting the engine. Make sureposition while the ignition switch is in theON position. Shifting the vehicle is completely stopped. The brake pedal must be depressed to move the se-The shift selector lever cannot be moved After starting the engine, fully depress the brake lector lever from N (Neutral) or any driveout of P (Park) and into any of the other pedal and move the shift selector lever out of the position to P (Park). Apply the parking brake.gear positions if the ignition key is turned P (Park) position. When parking on a hill, apply the parking braketo the LOCK, OFF or ACC position or if the first, then shift the selector lever into the P (Park)key is removed. position.5-12 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 223. R (Reverse): 4H: 1 (Low gear): 62 MPH (100 km/h) Use this position when climbing steep hills slowly CAUTION or slow driving through deep snow, sand or mud,Use this position only when the vehicle is 4LO: or for maximum engine braking on steep downhillcompletely stopped. 31 MPH (50 km/h) grades.Use this position to back up. Make sure the 3 (Third gear): Do not downshift into the 1 position at speedsvehicle is completely stopped before selecting over the following and do not exceed the follow-the R (Reverse) position. The brake pedal Use this position for driving up and down long ing speeds in the 1 position.must be depressed to move the selector slopes where engine braking would be advanta- geous. 2WD and AUTO:lever from P (Park), N (Neutral) or any driveposition to R (Reverse). 43 MPH (70 km/h) w/o tow mode 2 (Second gear):N (Neutral): 37 MPH (60 km/h) w/tow mode Use this position for hill climbing or engine brak-Neither forward nor reverse gear is engaged. The ing on downhill grades. 4H:engine can be started in this position. You may 43 MPH (70 km/h) w/o tow mode Do not downshift into the 2 position at speedsshift to N (Neutral) and restart a stalled enginewhile the vehicle is moving. over the following and do not exceed the follow- 37 MPH (60 km/h) w/tow mode ing speeds in the 2 position.D (Drive): 4LO: 2WD and AUTO:Use this position for all normal forward driving. 31 MPH (50 km/h) 71 MPH (115 km/h) w/o tow mode4 (Fourth gear): 62 MPH (100 km/h) w/tow modeUse this position for driving up and down longslopes where engine braking would be advanta- 4H:geous. 62 MPH (100 km/h)Do not downshift into the 4 position at speeds 4LO:over the following and do not exceed the follow-ing speeds in the 4 position. 31 MPH (50 km/h) Starting and driving 5-13 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 224. To push the shift lock release, complete the fol- Accelerator downshift lowing procedure: — in D position — 1. Turn the ignition key to the LOCK position For passing or hill climbing, depress the accel- and remove the key erator pedal to the floor. This shifts the transmis- 2. Apply the parking brake. sion down into a lower gear, depending on the vehicle speed. 3. Remove the shift lock release cover as shown. Fail-safe 4. Insert a small screwdriver in the shift lock When the fail-safe operation occurs, please note release slot and push down. that the transmission will be locked in any of the forward gears according to the condition. 5. Move the shift selector lever to the N (Neu- tral) position while holding down the shift If the vehicle is driven under extreme con- ditions, such as excessive wheel spinning LSD0090 lock release. and subsequent hard braking, the fail-safeShift lock release 6. Turn the key to the ON position to unlock the system may be activated. This will occur steering wheel. Now the vehicle may be even if all electrical circuits are functioningIf the battery is discharged, the shift selector lever moved to the desired location. properly. In this case, turn the ignition keymay not be moved from the P (Park) position even OFF and wait for 3 seconds. Then turn thewith the brake pedal depressed. If the shift selector lever cannot be moved out of key back to the ON position. The vehicleTo move the shift selector lever, release the shift P (Park), have a NISSAN dealer check the auto- should return to its normal operating con-lock. The shift selector lever can be moved to N matic transmission system as soon as possible. dition. If it does not return to its normal(Neutral). However, the steering wheel will be operating condition, have a NISSAN dealerlocked unless the ignition switch is turned to the WARNING check the transmission and repair it if nec-ON position. This allows the vehicle to be moved If the selector lever cannot be moved from essary.if the battery is discharged. the P (Park) position while the engine is running and the brake pedal is depressed, the stop lights may not work. Malfunction- ing stop lights could cause an accident injuring yourself and others.5-14 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 225. PARKING BRAKE CRUISE CONTROL WARNING● Be sure the parking brake is fully re- leased before driving. Failure to do so can cause brake failure and lead to an accident.● Do not release the parking brake from outside the vehicle.● Do not use the gear shift in place of the parking brake. When parking, be sure the parking brake is fully engaged.● Do not leave children unattended in a vehicle. They could release the parking brake and cause an accident. LSD0158 WSD0153 To engage: Firmly depress the parking brake. 1. ACCEL/RES switch To release: 2. COAST/SET switch 3. ON/OFF switch 1. Firmly apply the foot brake. 4. CANCEL switch 2. Move the shift selector lever to the P (Park) PRECAUTIONS ON CRUISE position. CONTROL 3. Firmly depress the parking brake pedal and it will release. ● If the cruise control system malfunctions, it cancels automatically. The SET indicator 4. Before driving, be sure the brake warning light in the instrument panel then blinks to light goes out. warn the driver. ● If the SET indicator light blinks, turn the cruise control main switch off and have the system checked by a NISSAN dealer. Starting and driving 5-15 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 226. ● The SET indicator light may blink when the To turn on the cruise control, push the main The cruise control is automatically canceled and cruise control main switch is turned ON switch. The CRUISE indicator light in the instru- the SET light in the instrument panel goes out if: while pushing the ACCEL/RES, ment panel comes on. ● you depress the brake pedal while pushing COAST/SET, or CANCEL switch (located To set cruising speed, accelerate the vehicle to the ACCEL/RES or SET/COAST switch. on the steering wheel). To properly set the the desired speed, push the COAST/SET switch The preset speed is deleted from memory. cruise control system, use the following pro- and release it. The SET indicator light in the cedures. ● the vehicle slows down more than 8 MPH instrument panel comes on. Take your foot off the (13 km/h) below the set speed. accelerator pedal. Your vehicle maintains the set WARNING speed. ● you move the shift selector lever to N (Neu-Do not use the cruise control when driving tral). ● To pass another vehicle, depress the ac-under the following conditions: celerator pedal. When you release the To reset at a faster cruising speed, use one● When it is not possible to keep the pedal, the vehicle returns to the previously of the following three methods. vehicle at a set speed. set speed. ● Depress the accelerator pedal. When the● In heavy traffic or in traffic that varies in ● The vehicle may not maintain the set speed vehicle attains the desired speed, push and speed. when going up or down steep hills. If this release the COAST/SET switch. happens, drive without the cruise control.● On winding or hilly roads. ● Push and hold the ACCEL/RES switch. To cancel the preset speed, use one of the When the vehicle attains the speed you de-● On slippery roads (rain, snow, ice, etc.). following three methods. sire, release the switch.● In very windy areas. ● Push the CANCEL button; the SET indicator ● Push and release the ACCEL/RES switch.Doing so could cause a loss of vehicle light in the instrument panel goes out. Each time you do this, the set speed in-control and result in an accident. creases by about 1 MPH (1.6 km/h). ● Tap the brake pedal; the SET indicator light goes out.CRUISE CONTROL OPERATIONS ● Turn the main switch off. Both the CRUISEThe cruise control allows driving at a speed be- indicator light and SET indicator light in thetween 25 - 89 MPH (40 - 144 km/h) without instrument panel go out.keeping your foot on the accelerator pedal.5-16 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 227. BREAK-IN SCHEDULE INCREASING FUEL ECONOMYTo reset at a slower cruising speed, use one ● Accelerate slowly and smoothly. Maintain CAUTIONof the following three methods. cruising speeds with a constant accelerator During the first 1,200 miles (2,000 km), position. ● Lightly tap the brake pedal. When the ve- follow these recommendations to obtain hicle attains the desired speed, push the maximum engine performance and en- ● Drive at moderate speeds on the highway. COAST/SET switch and release it. sure the future reliability and economy of Driving at high speed lowers fuel economy. ● Push and hold the COAST/SET switch. Re- your new vehicle. Failure to follow these ● Avoid unnecessary stopping and braking. lease the switch when the vehicle slows to recommendations may result in short- Maintain a safe distance behind other ve- the desired speed. ened engine life and reduced engine hicles. performance. ● Push and release the COAST/SET switch. ● Use a proper gear range which suits road Each time you do this, the set speed de- ● Avoid driving for long periods at constant conditions. On level roads, shift into high creases by about 1 MPH (1.6 km/h). speed, either fast or slow, and do not run the gear as soon as possible. engine over 4,000 rpm.To resume the preset speed, push and re- ● Avoid unnecessary engine idling.lease the ACCEL/RES switch. The vehicle re- ● Do not accelerate at full throttle in any gear. ● Keep your engine tuned up.turns to the last set cruising speed when the ● Avoid quick starts.vehicle speed is over 25 MPH (40 km/h). ● Follow the recommended periodic mainte- ● Avoid hard braking as much as possible. nance schedule. ● Do not tow a trailer for the first 500 miles ● Keep the tires inflated to the correct pres- (800 km). Your engine, axle or other parts sure. Low tire pressure increases tire wear could be damaged. and lowers fuel economy. ● Keep the front wheels in correct alignment. Improper alignment increases tire wear and lowers fuel economy. ● Air conditioner operation lowers fuel economy. Use the air conditioner only when necessary. Starting and driving 5-17 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 228. USING FOUR WHEEL DRIVE (4WD) ● When cruising at highway speeds, it is more WARNING CAUTION economical to use the air conditioner and leave the windows closed to reduce drag. ● For 4WD equipped vehicles, do not at- ● Do not drive the vehicle in the 4H or 4LO tempt to raise two wheels off the position on dry hard surface roads. Driv- ● Use 4H or 4L position only when ground and shift the transmission to ing on dry, hard surfaces in 4H or 4LO necessary. Four-wheel drive operation low- any drive or reverse position with the may cause unnecessary noise, tire wear ers fuel economy. engine running. Doing so may result in and increased fuel consumption. drivetrain damage or unexpected ve- If the 4WD warning light turns on when hicle movement which could result in you are driving on dry hard surface serious vehicle damage or personal roads: injury. – in the 4H position, shift the 4WD shift ● Do not attempt to test a 4WD equipped switch to 2WD. vehicle on a 2-wheel dynamometer (such as the dynamometers used by – in the 4LO position, stop the vehicle, some states for emissions testing), or move the automatic transmission similar equipment even if the other two shift selector lever to the N position wheels are raised off the ground. Make with the brake pedal depressed, and sure you inform test facility personnel shift the 4WD shift switch to 2WD. that your vehicle is equipped with 4WD ● If the warning light is still on after the before it is placed on a dynamometer. above operation, have your vehicle Using the wrong test equipment may checked by a NISSAN dealer as soon as result in drivetrain damage or unex- possible. pected vehicle movement which could result in serious vehicle damage or per- ● The transfer case may be damaged if sonal injury. you continue driving with the warning light blinking rapidly.5-18 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 229. TRANSFER CASE SHIFTINGPROCEDURESAll mode 4WD system provides 4 positions(AUTO, 2WD, 4H and 4LO), so you can selectthe desired drive mode according to the drivingconditions. Starting and driving 5-19 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 230. 2WD or 4WD shift procedure: 4WD Indicator Light Shift Wheels 4WD Transfer Use Conditions 4WD Shift Procedure Switch Driven shift 4LO Position position Rear Move the 4WD switch. wheels 2WD <—> AUTO <—> 4H For driving on paved or slippery roads or 4 4WD shift indicator light will indicate transfer shift position engaged. AUTO wheels IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO MOVE THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION SE- LECT LEVER TO THE N POSITION IN THIS OPERATION. PERFORM THIS OPERATION WHEN DRIVING STRAIGHT. Rear For driving on dry, paved roads (Economy wheels drive) or state dynamometer I/M testing 2WD 4 For driving on rocky, sandy or snow-covered wheels roads 4H Neutral Neutral disengages the automatic transmis- 1. Stop the vehicle. *1 sion mechanical parking lock, which will al- 2. Move the automatic transmission selector lever to the N position. May low the vehicle to roll. Do not leave the 3. Push the 4WD shift switch and move it to 4LO or 4H with the brake pedal blink transfer shift position in Neutral.*2 depressed. YOU CANNOT MOVE THE TRANSFER 4WD SHIFT SWITCH BETWEEN 4H 4 For use when maximum power and traction AND 4LO (OR 4LO TO 4H)UNLESS YOU HAVE FIRST STOPPED THE VE- 4LO wheels Illumi- is required (for example: on steep grades or HICLE, DEPRESSED THE BRAKE PEDAL AND MOVED THE AUTOMATIC nated rocky, sandy, muddy roads) TRANSMISSION SHIFT LEVER TO NEUTRAL. *3*1: The transfer 4LO position indicator light may blink. Stop the vehicle. Be sure to shift the 4WD shift switch after the automatic transmission lever has been shifted to the N position. If theindicator light keeps blinking after the 4WD shift procedure in the previous page, drive slowly without abrupt maneuvers for a while. Then the light will turn on or off.• Avoid making a turn or abrupt starts while shifting to 4LO. Otherwise gears may grind, damaging the drive system.*2: While changing in and out of 4LO, the ignition key must be ON and the vehicle’s engine must be running for a shift to take place and for the indicator lights (4WD shift and 4LO positionindicator) to be operable. Otherwise, the shift will not take place and no indicator lights will be on or flashing.*3: Make sure the transfer 4LO position indicator light turns on when you shift the 4WD shift switch to 4LO. The indicator light (if so equipped) will also turn on when 4LO is selected.See “Vehicle dynamic control system” later in this section.5-20 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 231. The transfer case 4WD shift switch is used to ● Do not operate the 4WD shift switch CAUTIONselect either 2WD or 4WD depending on the (between 2WD, AUTO and 4H) with thedriving conditions. There are four types of drive ● Never shift the 4WD shift switch be- rear wheels spinning.modes available, AUTO, 2WD, 4H and 4LO. tween 4LO and 4H while driving. ● Do not drive on dry hard surface roadsThe 4WD shift switch electronically controls the ● The 4H position provides greater trac- in the 4H or 4LO position. Driving on drytransfer case operation. Rotate the switch to tion. Avoid excessive speed, as it will hard surfaces in 4H or 4LO may causemove between each mode, 2WD, AUTO, 4H and cause increased fuel consumption and unnecessary noise and tire wear.4LO. higher oil temperatures, and could NISSAN recommends driving in the damage drivetrain components. 2WD or AUTO position under theseYou must push the switch in to select 4LO, Speeds over 62.5 MPH (100 km/h) in 4Hand the vehicle MUST be stationary and the conditions. is not recommended.automatic transmission selector lever in ● The 4WD transfer case may not bethe N position when changing into or out of ● The 4LO position provides maximum shifted between 4H and 4LO at low am-4LO. power and traction. Avoid raising ve- bient temperatures and the transfer hicle speed excessively, as the maxi- 4LO position indicator light may blink WARNING mum speed is approximately 31 MPH even when the 4WD shift switch is (50 km/h). shifted. After driving for a while you canWhen parking, apply the parking brakebefore stopping the engine and make sure ● When driving straight, shift the 4WD change the 4WD transfer case betweenthat the 4WD shift indicator light is on and shift switch to the 2WD, AUTO or 4H 4H and 4LO.the ATP warning light goes off. Otherwise, position. Do not move the 4WD shift switch when making a turn or reversing. When driving on rough roads,the vehicle could unexpectedly move evenif the automatic transmission is in the P ● Do not shift the 4WD shift switch (be- ● Set the 4WD shift switch to AUTO, 4H orposition. tween 2WD, AUTO and 4H) while driving 4LO. on steep downhill grades. Use the en- ● Drive carefully according to the road surface gine brake and low automatic transmis- conditions. sion gears (D1 or D2) for engine braking. Starting and driving 5-21 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 232. When the vehicle is stuck, ● When the vehicle is stopped after mak- ing a turn, you may feel a slight jolt ● Set the 4WD shift switch to 4H or 4LO. after the selector lever is shifted to N or ● If it is difficult to free the vehicle, repeat P. This occurs because the transfer forward and backward movement to in- clutch is released and not because of a crease the movement. malfunction. ● If the vehicle is stuck deep in mud, place stones or wooden blocks under the tires. CAUTION Then try the recovery procedures above. Tire ● When driving straight, shift the 4WD chains may be effective. shift switch to the 2WD, AUTO or 4H position. Do not move the 4WD shift CAUTION switch when making a turn or reversing.● Do not spin the tires excessively. Tires ● Do not shift the 4WD shift switch while will sink deep into the mud, making it LSD0093 driving on steep downhill grades. Use difficult to free the vehicle. ● Shift the 4WD shift switch to either the the engine brake and low automatic● Avoid shifting gears with the engine 2WD, AUTO, 4H or 4LO position, depend- transmission gears (D1 or D2) for en- running at high speeds as this may ing on driving conditions. gine braking. cause malfunction. ● With the switch set to the AUTO position, ● Do not operate the 4WD shift switch distribution of torque to the front and rear with the rear wheels spinning.4WD shift switch operations wheels changes automatically, depending ● Before placing the 4WD shift switch in on road conditions encountered [ratio; 0 : the 4H position from 2WD or AUTO, 100 (2WD) → 50 : 50 (4WD)]. This results ensure the vehicle speed is less than in improved driving stability. 62.5 MPH (100 km/h). Failure to do so ● If the 4WD shift switch is operated can damage the 4WD system. while making a turn, accelerating or ● Never shift the 4WD shift switch be- decelerating or if the key switch is tween 4LO and 4H while driving. turned off while in the AUTO, 4H or 4LO, you may feel a jolt. This is not abnormal.5-22 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 233. ● Engine idling speed is high while warm- drive the vehicle straight, accelerate or ing up the engine. Be especially careful decelerate or move the vehicle in re- when starting or driving on slippery sur- verse, then shift the 4WD shift switch. faces with the 4WD shift switch set in ● If the 4WD warning light comes on, the AUTO. 4WD indicator light goes out.4WD shift indicator light CAUTION ● When the 4WD shift switch is turned to the AUTO position at low ambient tem- peratures, the 4WD shift indicator light may show 4H. If this happens, all four wheels are driven as torque distribution is in the 4H position. Be careful as the LSD0094 vehicle may become difficult to turn. The 4WD shift indicator light is located in the When the vehicle is driven, the 4WD odometer display. shift indicator light should change to AUTO. The light should turn off within 1 second after turning the ignition switch to the ON position. ● If the 4WD shift indicator light indica- tion changes to 2WD when the 4WD While the engine is running, the 4WD shift indi- shift switch is shifted to the AUTO or 4H cator light will illuminate the position selected by position at low ambient temperatures, the 4WD shift switch. the 2WD mode may be being engaged due to malfunctioning drive system. If ● The 4WD shift indicator light may blink the indicator does not return to normal while shifting from one drive mode to and the 4WD warning light comes on, the other. When the shifting is com- have the system checked by the nearest pleted, the 4WD shift indicator light NISSAN dealer. will come on. If the indicator light does not come on immediately, make sure the area around the vehicle is safe, and Starting and driving 5-23 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/08/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 234. 4WD warning light High-temperature transfer case oil makes the ● Do not drive the vehicle in the 4H or 4LO warning light blink rapidly (about twice per sec- position on dry hard surface roads. Driv- ond). If the warning light blinks rapidly during ing on dry, hard surfaces in 4H or 4LO operation, stop the vehicle in a safe place imme- may cause unnecessary noise, tire wear Comes on or blinks diately. Then if the light goes off after a while, you and increased fuel consumption. Warning light can continue driving. when: If the 4WD warning light turns on when A large difference between the diameters of front you are driving on dry hard surface There is a malfunc- and rear wheels will make the warning light blink roads: Comes on tion in the 4–wheel slowly (about once per two seconds). Change – in the AUTO or 4H position, shift the drive system the 4WD shift switch into 2WD and do not drive 4WD shift switch to 2WD. fast. The transfer case – in the 4LO position, stop the vehicle, Blinks rapidly oil temperature is CAUTION move the automatic transmission abnormally high shift selector lever to the N position ● If the warning light comes on or blinks with the brake pedal depressed, and slowly during operation or rapidly after shift the 4WD shift switch to 2WD. The difference in stopping the vehicle for a while, have Blinks slowly wheel rotation is your vehicle checked by a NISSAN ● If the warning light is still on after the large above operation, have your vehicle dealer as soon as possible. checked by a NISSAN dealer as soon as ● Shifting between 4H and 4LO is not possible.The 4WD warning light is located in the meter. recommended when the 4WD warningThe 4WD warning light comes on when the key light turns on. ● The transfer case may be damaged if you continue driving with the warningswitch is turned to ON. It turns off soon after the ● When the warning light comes on, the light blinking rapidly.engine is started. 2WD mode may be engaged even if theIf any malfunction occurs in the 4WD system 4WD shift switch is in AUTO or 4H. Bewhen the key switch is ON, the warning light will especially careful when driving. If corre-either remain illuminated or blink. sponding parts are malfunctioning, the 4WD mode will not be engaged even ifIf the 4WD warning light comes on, the 4WD the 4WD shift switch is shifted.shift indicator light goes out.5-24 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Armada (wzw) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna)