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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 XTERRA 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 XTERRA 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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  • 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 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 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 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65WARNING WARNINGEngine exhaust, some of its constituents,and certain vehicle components containor emit chemicals known to the State ofCalifornia to cause cancer and birth de-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.CALIFORNIA PERCHLORATEADVISORYSome vehicle parts, such as lithium batter-ies, may contain perchlorate material. Thefollowing advisory is provided: “Perchlor-ate Material – special handling may apply,See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/ © 2006 NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC.perchlorate.” 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 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 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 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • Table of Illustrated table of contents 0Contents Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1 Instruments and controls 2 Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4 Starting and driving 5 In case of emergency 6 Appearance and care 7 Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8 Technical and consumer information 9 Index 10
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  • 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 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • AIRBAGS, SEAT BELTS AND CHILDRESTRAINTS 1. 2nd row seat belts (P. 1-10) 2. Supplemental curtain side-impact and rollover air bags (if so equipped) (P. 1-41) 3. Front seat belts (P. 1-10) 4. Supplemental front impact air bags (P.1-41) 5. Seats (P. 1-2) 6. Occupant classification sensor (pressure sensor) (P.1-41) 7. Seat belt pretensioners (P. 1-54) 8. Supplemental side air bag modules (if so equipped) (P.1-53) 9. LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) (P. 1-24) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. WII00550-2 Illustrated table of contents ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • EXTERIOR FRONT 1. Engine hood (P. 3-8) 2. Windshield wiper and washer switch (P. 2-21) 3. Windshield (P. 8-19) 4. Power windows (P. 2-41) 5. Door locks, keyfob, keys (P. 3-3, 3-5, 3-2) 6. Mirrors (P. 3-12) 7. Tire pressure (P. 8-30) 8. Flat tire (P. 6-2) 9. Tire chains (P. 5-35) 10. Replacing bulbs (P. 8-26) 11. Headlight and turn signal switch (P. 2-23) 12. Fog light switch (P. 2-25) 13. Tow hooks (P.6-11) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. WII0058 Illustrated table of contents 0-3 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • EXTERIOR REAR 1. Roof rack (P. 2-39) 2. Vehicle loading (P. 9-12) 3. Rear window defrost (P. 2-22) 4. Rear window washer (P.2-22) 5. Lift gate (P. 3-9) 6. Spare tire (P.6-2) 7. Replacing bulbs (P. 8-26) 8. Fuel-filler door (P.3-9) 9. Child safety rear door lock (P.3-5) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. WII00570-4 Illustrated table of contents ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • PASSENGER COMPARTMENT 1. Map lights (P. 2-44) 2. Sun visors (P. 3-11) 3. Inside mirror (P.3-12) 4. Glove box (P. 2-32) 5. Console box (P. 2-32) 6. Front seats (P. 1-2) 7. Rear seats (P.1-7) 8. Storage (P. 2-31) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. WII0056 Illustrated table of contents 0-5 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • INSTRUMENT PANEL 1. Ventilators (P. 4-2) 2. Headlight/fog light (if so equipped)/turn signal switch (P. 2-23) 3. Steering wheel switch for audio control (if so equipped) (P. 4-25) 4. Driver supplemental air bag/horn (P. 1-41, P. 2-26) 5. Meters, gauges and warning/indicator lights (P. 2-3, 2-9) 6. Cruise control main/set switches (if so equipped) (P. 5-18) 7. Windshield wiper/washer switch and rear window wiper/washer switch (P. 2-21, P. 2-22) 8. Storage (P. 2-31) 9. Audio system controls (P. 4-10) 10. Front passenger supplemental air bag (P. 1-41) 11. Upper and lower glove box (P. 2-32) 12. Passenger air bag status light (P. 1-50) 13. Power outlet (P. 2-29) 14. Electronic locking rear differential (E-Lock) system switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-28) Hill descent control switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-27) WIC09150-6 Illustrated table of contents ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • Vehicle dynamic control (VDC) OFF switch (P. 2-26)15. Shift selector lever (P. 5-11)16. 4WD shift switch (if so equipped) (P. 5-21)17. Climate controls (P. 4-2)18. Hazard warning flasher switch (P. 2-25)19. Ignition switch (P. 5-8)20. Tilt steering wheel control (P. 3-11)21. Clutch interlock (clutch start) switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-29)22. Power outside mirror controls (if so equipped) (P. 3-13)See the page number indicated in paren-theses for operating details. Illustrated table of contents 0-7 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • ENGINE COMPARTMENT CHECKLOCATIONS VQ40DE 1. Windshield washer fluid reservoir (P. 8-13) 2. Battery (P. 8-13) 3. Fuse/fusible link box (P. 8-22) 4. Engine oil filler cap (P. 8-8) 5. Engine oil dipstick (P. 8-8) 6. Brake fluid reservoir (P. 8-12) 7. Air cleaner (P. 8-17) 8. Drive belt location (P.8-16) 9. Radiator cap (P. 8-7) 10. Power steering fluid reservoir (P. 8-11) 11. Engine coolant reservoir (P. 8-7) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. WDI05070-8 Illustrated table of contents ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTS Warning Name Page Warning Name Page Indicator Name Page light light light Anti-lock brake 2-10 Engine oil pressure 2-11 Automatic transmis- 2-14 warning light warning light sion position indica- or tor light 4WD warning light 2-12 ( model) Cruise main switch 2-14 Automatic transmis- 2-10 indicator light (if so Low fuel warning 2-12 equipped) sion oil temperature light warning light (if so Cruise set switch 2-14 equipped) Low tire pressure 2-12 indicator light (if so warning light equipped) Automatic transmis- 2-10 sion park warning Low windshield 2-13 Electronic locking 2-15 light ( washer fluid warning rear differential (E- model) light Lock) system on Brake warning light 2-11 indicator light (if so Seat belt warning 2-13 equipped) or light and chime 4WD shift indicator 2-15 Supplemental air 2-14 light ( bag warning light model) Charge warning 2-11 light Front passenger air 2-15 bag status light Door open warning 2-11 light Illustrated table of contents 0-9 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • Indicator Name Page Indicator Name Page light light High beam indicator 2-15 Slip indicator light 2-16 light (Blue) for models with VDC (if so Hill Descent Control 2-27 equipped) (HDC) system on indicator light (if so Transfer 4LO posi- 2-17 equipped) tion indicator light ( model) Malfunction indica- 2-15 tor lamp (MIL) Turn signal/hazard 2-17 indicator lights Overdrive off indica- 2-16 tor light (automatic Vehicle dynamic 2-17 transmission only) control off indicator light Security indicator 2-16 light (if so equipped) Slip indicator light 2-16 for models with ABLS (if so equipped)0-10 Illustrated table of contents ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 1 Safety—Seats, seat belts andsupplemental restraint systemSeats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren Front manual seat adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 system (LATCH). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-24 Head restraint adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4 Top tether strap child restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-25 Active head restraint (front seats). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5 Child restraint installation using LATCH . . . . . . . . . . 1-26 Flexible seating. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5 Child restraint installation using the seatSeat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-10 belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-30 Precautions on seat belt usage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-10 Booster seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-36 Child safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12 Precautions on booster seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-36 Pregnant women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-14 Booster seat installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-38 Injured persons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-14 Supplemental restraint system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-41 Three-point type seat belt with retractor . . . . . . . . . . 1-14 Precautions on supplemental restraint Seat belt extenders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-21 system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-41 Seat belt maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-21 Supplemental air bag warning labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-56Child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-22 Supplemental air bag warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-56 Precautions on child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-22 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • SEATS FRONT MANUAL SEAT ADJUSTMENT 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 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • WRS0175 WRS0176 WRS0131Forward and backward Reclining Seat lifter (if so equipped for driver’sPull the lever up and hold it while you slide the To recline the seatback, pull the lever up and lean seat)seat forward or backward to the desired position. back. To bring the seatback forward, pull the lever Turn either dial to adjust the angle and height ofRelease the lever to lock the seat in position. up and lean your body forward. Release the lever the seat cushion to the desired position. 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 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • WRS0389 WRS0213 WRS0134Lumbar support (if so equipped for HEAD RESTRAINT ADJUSTMENT Adjust the head restraint so the center is leveldriver’s seat) with the center of your ears. To raise the head restraint, pull it up. To lower,The lumbar support feature provides lower back push and hold the lock knob and push the headsupport to the driver. Move the lever forward or restraint down.backward to adjust the seat lumbar area. The head restraints on the rear seats are remov- able. 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.1-4 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • ● Do not attach anything to the head re- ● Do not allow people to ride in any area straint stalks. Doing so could impair of your vehicle that is not equipped with active head restraint function. seats and seat belts. Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a The head restraint moves forward utilizing the seat belt properly. force that the seatback receives from the occu- pant in a rear-end collision. The movement of the ● Do not fold down the rear seats when head restraint helps support the occupant’s head occupants are in the rear seat area or by reducing its backward movement and helping any luggage is on the rear seats. absorb some of the forces that may lead to whip- ● Head restraints should be adjusted lash type injuries. properly as they may provide significant Active head restraints are effective for collisions protection against injury in an accident. at low to medium speeds in which it is said that Always replace and adjust them prop- whiplash injury occurs most. erly if they have been removed for any SPA1025 reason. Active head restraints operate only in certainACTIVE HEAD RESTRAINT (front rear-end collisions. After the collision, the head ● If the head restraints are removed forseats) restraints return to their original positions. any reason, they should be securely stored to prevent them from causing WARNING Properly adjust the active head restraints as de- injury to passengers or damage to the scribed earlier in this section. vehicle in case of sudden braking or an● Always adjust the head restraints prop- accident. erly as specified in the previous section. FLEXIBLE SEATING Failure to do so can reduce the effec- ● When returning the seatbacks to the tiveness of the active head restraint. WARNING upright position, be certain they are completely secured in the latched posi-● Active head restraints are designed to ● Never allow anyone to ride in the cargo tion. If they are not completely secured, supplement other safety systems. Al- area or on the rear seats when they are passengers may be injured in an acci- ways wear seat belts. No system can in the fold-down position. In a collision, dent or sudden stop. prevent all injuries in any accident. people riding in these areas without proper restraints are more likely to be seriously injured or killed. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-5 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • ● Properly secure all cargo to help pre- vent it from sliding or shifting. Do not place cargo higher than the seatbacks. In a sudden stop or collision, unsecured cargo could cause personal injury. LRS0608 LRS0609 Folding the front passenger’s seatback ᭺ 2 Once the seatback is released it will enable (if so equipped) you to fold the front passenger seatback flat over the seat cushion. To fold the front passenger’s seatback flat for extra storage length when transporting long 3. To return the front passenger’s seat to a items: seating position lift up on the seatback and push it up to an upright position. Then pull up ᭺ 1 Slide the seat to the rear-most position. Lift on the recline lever and lean the seatback to up on the recline lever, located on the out- a proper seating position. Release the lever side edge of the seat, and fold the seatback to lock the seatback in position. forward as far as it will go. Then lift up on the latch located on the upper corner of the seatback to release the back of the seat.1-6 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • WARNING ᭺ 1 Disconnect and secure the center seat belt and tongues into the retractor base. See● If you fold the front passenger’s seat- “Stowing the center seat belt” later in this back flat forward to carry longer ob- section. Then properly stow the outboard jects, be sure this cargo is properly se- seat belts in the seat belt hooks before fold- cured and not near an air bag. In a ing down the rear seats. See “Seat belt crash, an inflating air bag might force hook” in this section for more information. that object toward a person. This could Lower the head restraints to the full “down” cause severe injury or even death. Se- position. Pull the strap forward, located in cure objects away from the area in the center of each seat cushion, and fold which an air bag would inflate. See each seat cushion toward the front of the “Precautions on supplemental restraint vehicle. system” later in this section.● Never allow anyone to ride in the cargo area or on the front passenger’s seat LRS0577 when it is in the fold-down position. Use Folding the 2nd row bench seat of these areas by passengers could re- sult in serious injury in an accident or To fold the 2nd row bench seat flat for maximum sudden stop. cargo hauling: Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-7 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • LRS0578 LRS0579 LRS0580᭺2 Then pull the straps located on the outside ᭺ 3 This provides a level cargo floor. ᭺ 4 To return the bench seats to a seating posi- edge of each seatback to fold the seatbacks tion reverse this process. Raise the seat- forward. backs to an upright position. Make sure to hold the seat belts above the seat cushion, then push the seat cush- ion down into place.1-8 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 3. Then lift up on the seat cushion to remove it ● Properly secure all cargo with ropes or from the seat base. Be sure to store it in a straps to help prevent it from sliding or secure place. shifting. In a sudden stop or collision, To return the rear seat back to a seating position: unsecured cargo could cause personal injury. 1. Push the anchor bars on the bottom of the ● When returning the seatbacks to the seat cushions down into the seat base. upright position, be certain they are 2. Rotate the seat cushion toward the rear of completely secured. If they are not com- the vehicle and push down until they are pletely secured in the latched position, folded flat to secure each seat cushion to the passengers may be injured in an acci- seat base. Make sure to hold the seat dent or sudden stop. belts above the seat cushion and prop- ● If the seat cushions are removed for any erly push the seat cushion down into reason, they should be securely stored LRS0585 place. to prevent them from causing injury toRemoving the 2nd row bench seat passengers or damage to the vehicle in WARNING case of sudden braking or an accident.cushions ● Never allow anyone to ride in the cargoThe rear seat cushion can be removed to provide area or on the rear seat when it is in theadditional space when folding the 2nd row seat- fold-down position. Use of these areasbacks flat. To remove the 2nd row bench seat by passengers without proper restraintscushions: could result in serious injury in an acci- dent or sudden stop. 1. Pull the straps forward, located in the center of each seat cushion to fold the seat cush- ● Do not allow people to ride in any area ions forward. of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat belts. Be sure everyone 2. Lift up and fold each of the red release in your vehicle is in a seat and using a handles on the seat base toward the front of seat belt properly. Never ride in the rear the vehicle. The will release the seat cushion seat unless the seat bottom cushions from the seat base. are in place and latched. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-9 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 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.1-10 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • SSS0134 SSS0016 WARNING WARNING● Every person who drives or rides in this ● The seat belt should be properly ad- vehicle should use a seat belt at all justed to a snug fit. Failure to do so may times. Children should be properly re- reduce the effectiveness of the entire strained in the rear seat and, if appro- restraint system and increase the priate, in a child restraint. chance or severity of injury in an acci- dent. Serious injury or death can occur if the seat belt is not worn properly. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-11 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • ● Be sure the seat belt tongue is securely ● All seat belt assemblies, including re- fastened to the proper buckle. tractors and attaching hardware, should be inspected after any collision ● Do not wear the seat belt inside out or by a NISSAN dealer. NISSAN recom- twisted. Doing so may reduce its mends that all seat belt assemblies in effectiveness. use during a collision be replaced un- ● Do not allow more than one person to less the collision was minor and the use the same seat belt. belts show no damage and continue to ● Never carry more people in the vehicle operate properly. Seat belt assemblies than there are seat belts. not in use during a collision should also be inspected and replaced if either ● If the seat belt warning light glows con- damage or improper operation is noted. tinuously while the ignition is turned ON with all doors closed and all seat ● All child restraints and attaching hard- SSS0014 belts fastened, it may indicate a mal- ware should be inspected after any col- function in the system. Have the system lision. Always follow the restraint WARNING checked by a NISSAN dealer. manufacturer’s inspection instructions and replacement recommendations.● Always route the shoulder belt over ● Once the pre-tensioner seat belt has The child restraints should be replaced your shoulder and across your chest. activated, it cannot be reused and must if they are damaged. Never run the belt behind your back, be replaced together with the retractor. under your arm or across your neck. The See your NISSAN dealer. CHILD SAFETY belt should be away from your face and neck, but not falling off your shoulder. ● Removal and installation of the pre- Children need adults to help protect them. tensioner seat belt system components They need to be properly restrained.● Position the lap belt as low and snug as should be done by a NISSAN dealer. possible AROUND THE HIPS, NOT THE In addition to the general information in this WAIST. A lap belt worn too high could manual, child safety information is available from increase the risk of internal injuries in many other sources, including doctors, teachers, an accident. government traffic safety offices, and community organizations. Every child is different, so be sure to learn the best way to transport your child.1-12 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • There are three basic types of child restraint for infants and small children. See “Child Re- facing child restraint. Refer to the manufacturer’ssystems: straints” later in this section. instructions for minimum and maximum weight and height recommendations. NISSAN recom- ● Rear facing child restraint Also, there are other types of child restraints mends that small children be placed in child available for larger children for additional protec- ● Front facing child restraint restraints that comply with Federal Motor Vehicle tion. Safety Standards or Canadian Motor Vehicle ● Booster seat NISSAN recommends that all pre-teens Safety Standards. You should choose a childThe proper restraint depends on the child’s size. and children be restrained in the rear seat. restraint that fits your vehicle and always followGenerally, infants up to about 1 year and less According to accident statistics, children the manufacturer’s instructions for installationthan 20 pounds (9 kg) should be placed in rear are safer when properly restrained in the 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 over 20 lbs (9 kg) can be placed in a forward The booster seat should fit the vehicle seat and Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-13 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 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.1-14 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 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 and status light” later in this section. WARNING LRS0594 LRS0595 When fastening the seat belts, be certain᭺2 Slowly pull the seat belt out of the retractor ᭺ 3 Position the lap belt portion low and snug that the seatbacks are completely se- and insert the tongue into the buckle until on the hips as shown. you hear and feel the latch engage. cured in the latched position. If they are ᭺ 4 Pull the shoulder belt portion toward the not completely secured, passengers may● The retractor is designed to lock during retractor to take up extra slack. Be sure the be injured in an accident or sudden stop. a sudden stop or on impact. A slow shoulder belt is routed over your shoulder pulling motion permits the seat belt to and across your chest. move, and allows you some freedom of movement in the seat. The front passenger seat and the rear seating positions three-point seat belts have a locking● If the seat belt cannot be pulled from mechanism for child restraint installation. It is its fully retracted position, firmly pull referred to as the automatic locking mode or child the belt and release it. Then smoothly restraint mode. pull the belt out of the retractor. When automatic locking mechanism is activated the seat belt cannot be extended again until the seat belt tongue is detached from the buckle and Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-15 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 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 rear bench seat᭺1 To unfasten the seat belt, press the button on The center seat belt has a connector tongue᭺ 1 the buckle. The seat belt automatically re- and a seat belt tongue ᭺ . Both the connector 2 tracts. tongue and the seat belt tongue must be securely latched for proper seat belt operation.Checking seat belt operationSeat 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.1-16 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • Stowing the center seat belt When folding down the rear seat, the rear center seat belt can be retracted into a stowed position as follows: 1. Hold the connector tongue ᭺ so that the 1 seat belt does not retract suddenly when the tongue is released from the connector buckle. 2. Insert a suitable tool such as a key ᭺ into A the connector buckle and release the con- nector tongue ᭺. 1 3. Fold the connector as illustrated᭺. 2 SSS0241 4. Then secure the connector tongue into the WARNING retractor base᭺ in the ceiling. 3● Always fasten the connector tongue and the seat belt in the order shown. WARNING● Always make sure both the connector ● Do not unfasten the rear center seat tongue and the seat belt tongue are belt connector except when folding secured when using the seat belt. Do down the rear seat. 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. LRS0601 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-17 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • ● If the rear center seat belt connector Attaching the center seat belt and the seatbacks are not secured in Always be sure the center seat belt connector the correct position, serious personal tongue and connector buckle are attached. Dis- injury may result in an accident or sud- connect only when folding down the rear seat. den stop. To connect the buckle: ᭺ 1 Pull out the seat belt tongue from the retrac- tor base. ᭺ 2 Pull out the connector tongue from the molded retractor base. ᭺ 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. WARNING ● Do not unfasten the rear center seat belt connector except when folding down the rear seat. LRS06021-18 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • ● When attaching the rear center seat belt connector, be certain that the seat- backs are completely secured in the latched position and the rear center seat belt connector is completely secured.● If the rear center seat belt connector and the seatbacks are not secured in the correct position, serious personal injury may result in an accident or sud- den stop. LRS0611 LRS0610 2nd row center seat belt comfort 2. Insert the shoulder belt into the back of the guide comfort guide so that the seat belt lays flat in the guide. Be sure that the comfort guide When using the 2nd row center seat belt it may routes the seat belt properly over the center be necessary to use the comfort guide to adjust of your shoulder and across your chest. The the shoulder belt height for occupants of different belt should be away from your face and sizes for added comfort and to help obtain proper neck, but not falling off of your shoulder. seat belt fit. 1. Raise the head restraint on the 2nd row driver’s side seating position. Remove the comfort guide from the stowed position by pulling the cord from the channel. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-19 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • WARNING ● After adjustment, release the adjust- ment button and try to move the shoul- der belt anchor up and down to make sure it is securely fixed in position. ● The shoulder belt anchor height should be adjusted to the position best for you. Failure to do so may reduce the effec- tiveness of the entire restraint system and increase the chance or severity of injury in an accident. LRS0612 LRS0242 3. To return the seat belt comfort guide to the Front and 2nd row outboard seats stowed position, route the comfort guide Shoulder belt height adjustment (front strap in the channel under the 2nd row driv- er’s side seating position head restraint and and 2nd row outboard seats) attach the guide in the clip. 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.1-20 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • ● Periodically check to see that the seat WARNING belt and the metal components, such as ● Only NISSAN seat belt extenders, made buckles, tongues, retractors, flexible wires by the same company which made the and anchors, work properly. If loose parts, original equipment seat belts, should deterioration, cuts or other damage on the be used with NISSAN seat belts. webbing is found, the entire seat belt as- ● Adults and children who can use the sembly should be replaced. standard seat belt should not use an extender. Such unnecessary use could result in serious personal injury in the event of an accident. ● Never use seat belt extenders to install child restraints. If the child restraint is LRS0583 not secured properly, the child could be seriously injured in a collision or a sud-Seat belt hook den stop.When the seat belt is not in use and when folding SEAT BELT MAINTENANCEdown the rear seats, hook the rear seat belts onthe seat belt hooks. ● To clean the seat belt webbing, apply a mild soap solution or any solution recom-SEAT BELT EXTENDERS mended for cleaning upholstery or carpet.If, because of body size or driving position, it is Then wipe with a cloth and allow the seatnot possible to properly fit the lap-shoulder belt belts to dry in the shade. Do not allow theand fasten it, an extender is available which is seat belts to retract until they are completelycompatible with the installed seat belts. The ex- dry.tender adds approximately 8 inches (200 mm) of ● If dirt builds up in the shoulder beltlength and may be used for either the driver or guide of the seat belt anchors, the seatfront passenger seating position. See a NISSAN belts may retract slowly. Wipe the shoulderdealer for assistance if an extender is required. belt guide with a clean, dry cloth. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-21 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • CHILD RESTRAINTS ● Even with the NISSAN Advanced Air Bag System, never install a rear-facing child restraint in the front seat. An in- flating supplemental front air bag could seriously injure or kill your child. A rear- facing child restraint must only be used in the rear seat. ● NISSAN recommends that the child re- straint be installed in the rear seat. Ac- cording to accident statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seat than in the front seat. If you must install a front facing child re- ARS1098 WRS0256 straint in the front seat, see “Child re- straint installation using the seat belts”PRECAUTIONS ON CHILD WARNING later in this section.RESTRAINTS ● Improper use or improper installation ● Infants and small children should al- ways be placed in an appropriate child of a child restraint can increase the risk restraint while riding in the vehicle. or severity of injury for both the child Failure to use a child restraint can re- and other occupants of the vehicle and sult in serious injury or death. can lead to serious injury or death in an accident. ● Infants and small children should never be carried on your lap. It is not possible ● Follow all of the child restraint manu- for even the strongest adult to resist the facturer’s instructions for installation forces of a severe accident. The child and use. When purchasing a child re- could be crushed between the adult and straint, be sure to select one which will parts of the vehicle. Also, do not put the fit your child and vehicle. It may not be same seat belt around both your child possible to properly install some types and yourself. of child restraints in your vehicle.1-22 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • ● If the child restraint is not anchored ● When your child restraint is not in use, Several manufacturers offer child restraints for properly, the risk of a child being in- keep it secured with the LATCH System infants and small children of various sizes. When jured in a collision or a sudden stop or a seat belt to prevent it from being selecting any child restraint, keep the following greatly increases. thrown around in case of a sudden stop points in mind: or accident. ● Choose only a restraint with a label certifying● Child restraint anchor points are de- signed to withstand only those loads that it complies with Federal Motor Vehicle imposed by correctly fitted child re- CAUTION Safety Standard 213 or Canadian Motor straints. Under no circumstances are Vehicle Safety Standard 213. Remember that a child restraint left in a they to be used for adult seat belts or closed vehicle can become very hot. ● Check the child restraint in your vehicle to be harnesses. Check the seating surface and buckles sure it is compatible with the vehicle’s seat● Adjustable seatbacks should be posi- before placing your child in the child and seat belt system. tioned to fit the child restraint, but as restraint. ● If the child restraint is compatible with your upright as possible. vehicle, place your child in the child restraint This vehicle is equipped with a universal child● After attaching the child restraint, test it restraint lower anchor system, referred to as the and check the various adjustments to be before you place the child in it. Push it Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren System sure the child restraint is compatible with from side to side while holding the seat or LATCH. Some child restraints include two rigid your child. Choose a child restraint that is near the LATCH attachment or by the designed for your child’s height and weight. or webbing-mounted attachments that can be seat belt path. Try to tug it forward and Always follow all recommended procedures. connected to these lower anchors. For details, check to see if the belt holds the re- see the “Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren All U.S. states and Canadian provinces or straint in place. The child restraint System (LATCH)” later in this section. territories require that infants and small should not move more than 1 inch (25 children be restrained in an approved child mm). If the restraint is not secure, If you do not have a LATCH compatible child restraint at all times while the vehicle is tighten the belt as necessary, or put the restraint, the vehicle seat belts can be used. See being operated. restraint in another seat and test it “Child restraint installed using the seat belts” again. You may need to try a different later in this section. In general, child restraints are child restraint. Not all child restraints fit also designed to be installed with the lap portion in all types of vehicles. of a lap/shoulder seat belt. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-23 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • WRS0438 LRS0589 WRS0700 LATCH system anchor locations LATCH label locations LATCH lower anchor locationLOWER ANCHORS AND TETHERS LATCH lower anchor point locations ● Do not secure a child restraint in theFOR CHILDREN SYSTEM (LATCH) The LATCH anchors are located at the rear of the center rear seating position using the LATCH anchors. The child restraint willYour vehicle is equipped with special anchor seat cushion near the seatback. A label is at- not be secured properly.points that are used with Lower Anchors and tached to the seatback to help you locate theTethers for CHildren System (LATCH) compat- LATCH anchors. ● Child restraint anchor points are de-ible child restraints. This system may also be signed to withstand only those loadsreferred to as the ISOFIX or ISOFIX compatible WARNING imposed by correctly fitted child re-system. With this system, you do not have to use straints. Under no circumstance area vehicle seat belt to secure the child restraint. ● Attach LATCH compatible child re- they to be used for adult seat belts or straints only at the locations shown in harnesses.The LATCH anchor points are provided to install the illustration. If a child restraint is notchild restraints in the rear outboard seating posi- secured properly, your child could betions only. Do not attempt to install a child restraint seriously injured or killed in anin the center position using the LATCH anchors. accident.1-24 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • TOP TETHER STRAP CHILD RESTRAINT If the manufacturer of your child restraint requires the use of a top tether strap, it must be secured to the anchor point. WARNING Child restraint anchor points are designed to withstand only those loads imposed by correctly fitted child restraints. Under no circumstances are they to be used for adult seat belts or harnesses. LRS0661 LRS0662 Top Tether Anchor Point Locations LATCH webbing-mounted attachment LATCH rigid-mounted attachment Anchor points are located on the back of eachInstalling child restraint LATCH anchor LATCH child restraints generally require the use seatback for all three seating positions of the 2nd of a top tether strap. See “Top tether strap childattachments restraint” later in this section for installation in- row bench seat as shown.LATCH compatible child restraints include two structions. If you have any questions when installing arigid or webbing-mounted attachments that can top strap child restraint on the rear seat, When installing a child restraint, carefully read consult your NISSAN dealer for details.be connected to two anchors located at certain and follow the instructions in this manual andseating positions in your vehicle. With this sys- those supplied with the child restraint. See “Childtem, you do not have to use a vehicle seat belt to restraint installation using LATCH System” in thissecure the child restraint. Check your child re- section.straint for a label stating that it is compatible withthe LATCH system. This information may also bein the instructions provided by the child restraintmanufacturer. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-25 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 2. Secure the tether strap to the tether anchor ● Inspect the lower anchors by inserting point on the seat directly behind the child your fingers into the lower anchor area restaint. and feeling to make sure there are no 3. Tighten the tether strap according to the obstructions over the LATCH anchors, manufacturer’s instructions to remove any such as seat belt webbing or seat cush- slack. ion material. The child restraint will not be secured properly if the LATCH an- For best child restraint fit, see the child restraint chors are obstructed. installation instructions in this section and the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions. Front-facing Follow these steps to install a front-facing child CHILD RESTRAINT INSTALLATION restraint using LATCH: USING LATCH 1. Position the child restraint on the seat. Al- LRS0588 WARNING ways follow the child restraint manufactur- 2nd row bench seat er’s instructions. ● Attach LATCH compatible child re-Installing top tether strap straints only at the locations shown. ForFirst, secure the child restraint with the seat belt the LATCH lower anchor locations, seeor the LATCH system (rear outboard seat posi- “Latch Anchors and Tethers for CHil-tions only), as applicable. dren System (LATCH)”. If a child re- straint is not secured properly, your 1. Top tether strap child could be seriously injured or killed in an accident. 2. Anchor point ● The LATCH anchors are designed toFor the 2nd row bench seat, install the top tether withstand only those loads imposed bystrap as follows: correctly fitted child restraints. Under 1. Position the top tether strap over the top of no circumstance are they to be used for the head restraint with the head restraint in adult seat belts or harnesses. the full “down” position.1-26 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • LRS0663 LRS0664 LRS0671 Front facing web-mounted – step 2 Front facing rigid-mounted – step 2 Front facing – step 4 2. Secure the child restraint anchor attach- interfering with the proper child restraint fit, try 4. For child restraints that are equipped with ments to the LATCH lower anchors. another seating position or a different child re- webbing mounted attachments, remove any straint. additional slack from the anchor attach- 3. The back of the child restraint should be ments. Press downward and rearward firmly secured against the vehicle seat back.. in the center of the child restraint with yourIf necessary, adjust or remove the head restraint knee to compress the vehicle seat cushionto obtain the correct child restraint fit. See “Head and seatback while tightening the webbingrestraint adjustment” in this section. If the head of the anchor attachments.restraint is removed, store it in a secure place. Be 5. If the child restraint is equipped with a topsure to install the head restraint when the child tether strap, route the top tether strap andrestraint is removed. If the seating position does secure the tether strap to the tether anchornot have an adjustable head restraint and it is point. See “Top tether strap child restraint” in this section. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-27 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 7. Check to make sure the child restraint is properly secured prior to each use. If the child restraint is loose, repeat steps 3 through 6. Rear-facing Follow these steps to install a rear-facing child restraint using LATCH System: 1. Position the child restraint on the seat. Al- ways follow the child restraint manufactur- er’s instructions. WRS0697 LRS0665 Front facing – step 6 Rear facing web-mounted – step 2 6. Before placing the child in the child restraint, 2. 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 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 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.1-28 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • LRS0666 LRS0673 LRS0674 Rear facing rigid-mounted – step 2 Rear facing – step 3 Rear facing – step 4 5. Check to make sure the child restraint is3. For child restraints that are equipped with 4. 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 2 additional slack from the anchor attach- tachment and use force to push the child through 4. 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 1-29 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • ● 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.1-30 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 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 seat back. 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 1-31 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • LRS0667 LRS0668 WRS0681 Front facing – step 4 Front facing – step 5 Front facing – step 6 4. Pull on 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.1-32 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 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 inch (25 mm). If it does move more than 1 inch (25 mm), pull again on the shoulder belt to further tighten the child restraint. If you are unable to prop- erly secure the restraint, move the restraint to another seating position and try again, or try a different child restraint. Not all child restraints fit in all types of vehicles. 9. Check that the retractor is in the automatic WRS0698 WRS0475 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 passenger air bag sta- 10. Check to make sure the child restraint is tus light should illuminate. If this light point. See “Top tether strap child restraint” in properly secured prior to each use. If the is not illuminated see ЉFront passenger air 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 bag and status lightЉ in this section. Move through 8. the child restraint to another seating seating positions that do not have a top tether anchor. 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 1-33 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 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.1-34 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 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 1-35 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 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 7. ● 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.1-36 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • ● 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 1-37 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 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 children be restrained in an approved child Follow these steps to install a booster seat in the restraint at all times while the vehicle is rear seat or in the front passenger seat: vehicle seat back must be at or above the center of the child’s ears. If the seat back is being operated. lower than the center of the child’s ears, a The instructions in this section apply to booster high back booster seat ᭺ should be used. 2 seat installation in the rear seats or the front ● If the booster seat is compatible with your passenger seat. vehicle, place your child in the booster seat and check the various adjustments to be sure the booster seat is compatible with your child. Always follow all recommended pro- cedures.All U.S. states and Canadian provinces orterritories require that infants and small1-38 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • WRS0699 LRS0591 LRS05861. 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 1-39 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 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 WRS0475 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 passenger air bag sta- shown in the “Three-point seat belt with tus 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.1-40 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINTSYSTEMPRECAUTIONS ON vehicle is impacted. In a rollover both curtain airSUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT bags are designed to inflate and remain inflated for a short time.SYSTEM These supplemental restraint systems are de-This Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) sec- signed to supplement the crash protection pro-tion contains important information concerning vided by the seat belts and are not a substitutethe driver and passenger supplemental front air for them. Seat belts should always be correctlybags (NISSAN Advanced Air Bag System), worn and the occupant seated a suitable dis-supplemental side air bags, curtain side-impact tance away from the steering wheel, instrumentand rollover air bags and pre-tensioner seat belts. panel and door finishers. See “Seat belts” earlier in this section for instructions and precautions onSupplemental front impact air bag system: seat belt usage.The NISSAN advanced air bag system can helpcushion the impact force to the head and chest of The supplemental air bags operate onlythe driver and front passenger in certain frontal when the ignition switch is in the ON orcollisions. START position.Supplemental side-impact air bag system After turning the ignition key to the ON(if so equipped): This system can help cushion position, the supplemental air bag warningthe impact force to the chest area of the driver light illuminates. The supplemental air bagand front passenger in certain side impact colli- warning light will turn off after about 7sions. The supplemental side air bag is designed seconds if the system is operational.to inflate on the side where the vehicle is im-pacted.Supplemental curtain side-impact and roll-over air bag system (if so equipped): Thissystem can help cushion the impact force to thehead of occupants in front and rear outboardseating positions in certain side impact or rollovercollisions. In a side impact, the curtain air bagsare designed to inflate on the side where the Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-41 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 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.1-42 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 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 1-43 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 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.1-44 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • ARS1045 WRS0256 WRS0431 Do not lean against doors or windows. WARNING WARNING ● Even with the NISSAN Advanced Air Bag System, never install a rear-facing Supplemental side air bag (if so equipped) child restraint in the front seat. An in- and curtain side-impact and rollover air flating supplemental front air bag could bag (if so equipped): seriously injure or kill your child. See ● The supplemental side air bag and cur- “Child restraints” earlier in this section tain side-impact and rollover air bag for details. ordinarily will not inflate in the event of a frontal impact, rear impact, or lower severity side collision. Always wear your seat belts to help reduce the risk or severity of injury in various kinds of accidents. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-45 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 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. the door. Some examples of dangerous Do not lean against doors or windows. riding positions are shown in the previ- ous illustrations.1-46 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 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 1-47 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 1. SRS curtain side-impact and rollover air bag modules (if so equipped) 2. SRS curtain side-impact and rollover air bags (if so equipped) 3. Diagnosis sensor unit 4. Supplemental front air bag modules 5. Crash zone sensor 6. Occupant classification system control unit 7. Occupant classification sensor (pres- sure sensor) 8. Satellite sensors 9. Seat belt buckle switches 10. Pre-tensioner retractor 11. Supplemental side air bag modules (if so equipped) NISSAN Advanced Air Bag System (front seats) This vehicle is equipped with the NISSAN ad- vanced air bag system for the driver and front passenger seats. This system is designed to meet certification requirements under U.S. regu- lations. It is also permitted in Canada. However, all of the information, cautions and warn- ings in this manual still apply and must be followed. LRS05931-48 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • The driver supplemental front air bag is located in the passenger air bag status light will be illumi- senger seated upright as far as practical awaythe center of the steering wheel. The passenger nated (if the seat is unoccupied, the light will not from the steering wheel or instrument panel. Thesupplemental front air bag is mounted in the be illuminated, but the air bag will be off). See supplemental front air bags inflate quickly in orderdashboard above the glove box. The supplemen- “Front passenger air bag and status light” later in to help protect the front occupants. Because oftal front air bags are designed to inflate in higher this section for further details. One front air bag this, the force of the front air bag inflating canseverity frontal collisions, although they may in- inflating does not indicate improper performance increase the risk of injury if the occupant is tooflate if the forces in another type of collision are of the system. close to, or is against, the front air bag modulesimilar to those of a higher severity frontal impact. during inflation. If you have any questions about your air bagThey may not inflate in certain frontal collisions. system, please contact NISSAN or your NISSAN The front air bags deflate quickly after a collision.Vehicle damage (or lack of it) is not always an dealer. If you are considering modification of your The supplemental front air bags operateindication of proper supplemental front air bag vehicle due to a disability, you may also contact only when the ignition switch is in the ONsystem operation. NISSAN. Contact information is contained in the or START position.The NISSAN advanced air bag system has dual front of this Owner’s Manual. After turning the ignition key to the ONstage inflators. It also monitors information from When a supplemental front air bag inflates, a position, the supplemental air bag warningthe crash zone sensor, the diagnosis sensor unit, fairly loud noise may be heard, followed by the light illuminates. The supplemental air bagseat belt buckle sensors, occupant classification release of smoke. This smoke is not harmful and warning light will turn off after about 7sensor (pressure sensor) and passenger seat does not indicate a fire. Care should be taken to seconds if the system is operational.belt tension sensor. Inflator operation is based on not inhale it, as it may cause irritation and chok-the severity of a collision and seat belt usage for ing. Those with a history of a breathing conditionthe 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 seat Even with NISSAN advanced air bags, seat beltsbelt is used. If the front passenger air bag is OFF, should be correctly worn and the driver and pas- Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-49 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • Status light as children, by requiring the air bag to be auto- matically turned OFF. Certain sensors are used The front passenger air bag status light is to meet the requirements. located near the climate controls. The light oper- ates as follows: One sensor used is the occupant classification sensor (pressure sensor). It is in the bottom of the ● Unoccupied passenger’s seat: The is front passenger seat cushion and is designed to OFF and the front passenger air bag is OFF detect an occupant and objects on the seat by and will not inflate in a crash. weight. It works together with seat belt sensors ● Passenger’s seat occupied by a small adult, described later. For example, if a child is in the child or child restraint as outlined in this front passenger seat, the advanced air bag sys- section: The illuminates to indicate tem is designed to turn the passenger air bag that the front passenger air bag is OFF and OFF in accordance with the regulations. Also, if a will not inflate in a crash. child restraint of the type specified in the regula- WRS0475 tions is on the seat, its weight and the child’s ● Occupied passenger seat and the passen-Front passenger air bag and status light weight can be detected and cause the air bag to ger meet the conditions outlined in this sec- turn OFF. Occupant classification sensor opera- tion: The light is OFF to indicate that WARNING tion can vary depending on the front passenger the front passenger air bag is operational. seat belt sensors.The front passenger air bag is designed to Front passenger air bagautomatically turn OFF under some con- The front passenger seat belt sensors are de-ditions. Read this section carefully to The front passenger air bag is designed to auto- signed to detect if the seat belt is buckled and thelearn how it operates. Proper use of the matically turn OFF when the vehicle is operated amount of tension on the seat belt, such as whenseat, seat belt and child restraints is nec- under some conditions as described below in it is in the automatic locking mode (child restraintessary for most effective protection. Fail- accordance with U.S. regulations. If the front mode). Based on the weight on the seat detectedure to follow all instructions in this passenger air bag is OFF, it will not inflate in a by the occupant classification sensor and the beltmanual concerning the use of seats, seat crash. The driver air bag and other air bags in your tension detected on the seat belt, the advancedbelts and child restraints can increase the vehicle are not part of this system. air bag system determines whether the front pas-risk or severity of injury in an accident. 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. to certain front passenger seat occupants, such1-50 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 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 1-51 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 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.1-52 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • curtain side-impact and rollover air bags are de- curtain air bag may cause abrasions or other 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 LRS0592 eration. the risk of injury if the occupant is too close to, orSupplemental side-impact air bag (if is against, these air bag modules during inflation. When the supplemental side air bag and curtain The side air bag will deflate quickly after theso equipped) and curtain side-impact air bags inflate, a fairly loud noise may be heard, collision is over.and rollover air bags (if so equipped) followed by release of smoke. This smoke is not harmful and does not indicate a fire. Care should The curtain side-impact and rollover air bag willsystem 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 breathing condition should get fresh air promptly. The supplemental side air bags and curtaincated in the outside of the seatback of the front side-impact and rollover air bags operateseats. The supplemental curtain side-impact and 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 on or START positions.in all 3 rows. These systems are designed to meet 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. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-53 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 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.1-54 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • ● 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 1-55 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 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.1-56 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 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 1-57 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 2 Instruments and controlsInstrument panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2 Headlight and turn signal switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-23Meters and gauges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3 Headlight control switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-23 Speedometer and odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4 Daytime running light system (Canada only) . . . . . . 2-24 Trip computer (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5 Instrument brightness control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-24 Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6 Turn signal switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-25 Engine coolant temperature gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6 Fog light switch (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-25 Fuel gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7 Hazard warning flasher switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-25 Engine oil pressure gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8 Horn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-26 Voltmeter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8 Vehicle dynamic control (VDC) off switch. . . . . . . . . . . . 2-26Warning/indicator lights and audible reminders . . . . . . . 2-9 Hill descent control (HDC) switch (if so equipped) . . . 2-27 Checking bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-10 Electronic locking rear differential (E-Lock) system Warning lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-10 switch (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-28 Indicator lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14 Clutch interlock (clutch start) switch Audible reminders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-18 (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-29Security systems (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-18 Power outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-29 Vehicle security system (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . 2-18 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-31 NISSAN vehicle immobilizer system (if so Storage trays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-31 equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-20 Console box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-32Windshield wiper and washer switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-21 Glove box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-32 Switch operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-21 Sunglasses holder (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-32Rear window wiper and washer switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-22 Map pockets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-33Rear window and outside mirror (if so equipped) Seat pockets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-33defroster switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-22 Cup holders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-34 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • Cargo area storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-35 Power windows (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-41 Luggage hooks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-36 Manual windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-43 Cargo nets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-37 Interior lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-43 Roof rack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-39 Map lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-44Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-41 Cargo light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-44 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • INSTRUMENT PANEL 1. Ventilators (P. 4-2) 2. Headlight/fog light (if so equipped)/turn signal switch (P. 2-23) 3. Steering wheel switch for audio control (if so equipped) (P. 4-25) 4. Driver supplemental air bag/horn (P. 1-41, P. 2-26) 5. Meters, gauges and warning/indicator lights (P. 2-3, 2-9) 6. Cruise control main/set switches (if so equipped) (P. 5-18) 7. Windshield wiper/washer switch and rear window wiper/washer switch (P. 2-21, P. 2-22) 8. Storage (P. 2-31) 9. Audio system controls (P. 4-10) 10. Front passenger supplemental air bag (P. 1-41) 11. Upper and lower glove box (P. 2-32) 12. Passenger air bag status light (P. 1-50) 13. Power outlet (P. 2-29) 14. Electronic locking rear differential (E-Lock) system switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-28) Hill descent control switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-27) WIC09152-2 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • METERS AND GAUGES Vehicle dynamic control (VDC) OFF switch (P. 2-26)15. Shift selector lever (P. 5-11)16. 4WD shift switch (if so equipped) (P. 5-21)17. Climate controls (P. 4-2)18. Hazard warning flasher switch (P. 2-25)19. Ignition switch (P. 5-8)20. Tilt steering wheel control (P. 3-11)21. Clutch interlock (clutch start) switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-29)22. Power outside mirror controls (if so equipped) (P. 3-13)See the page number indicated in paren-theses for operating details. WIC0911 1. Warning/indicator lights 6. Odometer/Twin trip odometer/Trip com- 2. Tachometer puter (if so equipped) 3. Speedometer 7. Engine oil pressure gauge 4. Fuel gauge 8. Engine coolant temperature gauge 5. Voltmeter Instruments and controls 2-3 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 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. WIC0912 LIC07801. Speedometer With twin trip odometer2. Odometer/twin trip display Changing the display:3. Change button For vehicles equipped with twin trip odometer,SPEEDOMETER AND ODOMETER pushing the change button changes the display as follows:Speedometer Trip → Trip → TripThe speedometer indicates vehicle speed inmiles per hour (MPH) and kilometers per hour(km/h).2-4 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • TRIP COMPUTER (if so equipped) NOTE: The display of the trip computer is situated in the ● If the amount of fuel added while the speedometer display. When the ignition is turned ignition switch is OFF is small, the dis- to ON, the display scrolls all the modes of the trip play just before the ignition switch is computer and then shows the mode chosen be- turned OFF may continue to be dis- fore the ignition switch was turned OFF. played. When the ignition switch is turned to ON, modes ● When driving uphill or rounding curves, of the trip computer can be selected by pushing the fuel in the tank shifts, which may the trip computer change button. The following momentarily change the display. modes can be selected: Average speed (MPH or km/h) Distance to empty (dte—mile or km) The average speed mode shows the average LIC0781 The distance to empty (dte) mode provides you vehicle speed since last reset. Resetting is done With trip computer with an estimation of the distance that can be by pressing the change button for more than driven before refueling. The dte is constantly be- approximately 1 second. The display is updatedFor vehicles equipped with trip computer, push- ing calculated, based on the amount of fuel in theing the change button changes the display as every 30 seconds. The first 30 seconds after a fuel tank and the actual fuel consumption. reset, the display shows (----).follows: The display is updated every 30 seconds.Trip → Trip → Distance to Empty → Average fuel consumption (Mpg orAverage speed → Average fuel consumption → The dte mode includes a low range warning l/100km)Journey time → Trip feature: when the fuel level is low, the dte mode is automatically selected and the digits blink in or- The average fuel consumption mode shows theFor additional information, refer to “Trip com- der to draw the driver’s attention. Press the average fuel consumption since the last reset.puter” later in this section. change button if you wish to return to the mode Resetting is done by pressing the change buttonResetting the trip odometer: that was selected before the warning occurred. for more than approximately 1 second. The dis- The dte mark (dte) will remain blinking until the play is updated every 30 seconds. At about thePushing the change button for more than 1 sec- vehicle is refueled. first 1/3 miles (500 m) after a reset, the displayond resets the trip odometer to zero. When the fuel level drops even lower, the dte shows (----). display will change to (----). Instruments and controls 2-5 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • Journey timeThe journey time mode shows the time since thelast reset. The displayed time can be reset bypressing the change button for more than ap-proximately 1 second.Trip computer resetPushing the change button for more than 3 sec-onds will reset all modes except Trip A and dis-tance to empty (dte). LIC0738 LIC0739 TACHOMETER ENGINE COOLANT TEMPERATURE The tachometer indicates engine speed in revo- GAUGE lutions per minute (rpm). Do not rev 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 the zone, shift to a higher gear. Operating the engine in the red zone may cause serious outside air temperature and driving conditions. engine damage.2-6 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • The indicates that the fuel-filler door is CAUTION located on the driver’s side of the vehicle.If the gauge indicates coolant tempera-ture near the hot (H) end of the normal CAUTIONrange, reduce vehicle speed to decreasetemperature. If the gauge is over the nor- ● If the vehicle runs out of fuel,mal range, stop the vehicle as soon as the malfunction indicator lightsafely possible. If the engine is over- (MIL) may come on. Refuel as soon asheated, continued operation of the ve- possible. After a few driving trips,hicle may seriously damage the engine.See “If your vehicle overheats” in the “In the light should turn off. If thecase of emergency” section for immediate light remains on after a few drivingaction required. trips, have the vehicle inspected by a NISSAN dealer. LIC0740 ● For additional information, see “Mal- FUEL GAUGE function indicator light (MIL)” later in this section. The gauge indicates the approximate fuel level in the tank. The gauge may move slightly during braking, turning, acceleration, or going up or down hills. The gauge needle returns to E (Empty) after the ignition key is turned to OFF. The low fuel warning light comes on when the amount of fuel in the tank is getting low. Refill the fuel tank before the gauge regis- ters E (Empty). Instruments and controls 2-7 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • ● If the gauge needle does not move with the proper amount of engine oil, have the vehicle checked by a NISSAN dealer. Continued vehicle operation in such a condition could cause serious damage to the engine. LIC0741 WIC0913ENGINE OIL PRESSURE GAUGE VOLTMETERThe gauge indicates the engine lubrication sys- When the ignition key is turned to the ON posi-tem oil pressure while the engine is running. tion, the voltmeter indicates the battery voltage. When the engine is running, it indicates the gen- CAUTION erator voltage.● This gauge is not designed to indicate While cranking the engine, the volts drop below low engine oil level. Use the dipstick to the normal range. If the needle is not in the normal check the oil level. (See “Engine oil” in range (11 – 15 volts) ᭺ while the engine is 1 the “Maintenance and do-it-yourself” running, it may indicate that the charging system section.) is not functioning properly. Have the system checked by a NISSAN dealer.2-8 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTS ANDAUDIBLE REMINDERS or Anti-lock braking warning light Low windshield washer fluid warning light Hill descent control (HDC) system on indica- tor light (if so equipped) Automatic transmission oil temperature warn- Seat belt warning light and chime Malfunction indicator light (MIL) ing light (if so equipped) Automatic transmission park warning light Supplemental air bag warning light Overdrive off indicator light (automatic trans- ( model) mission models only) or Brake warning light Automatic transmission position indicator light Security indicator light (if so equipped) Charge warning light Cruise main switch indicator light (if so Slip indicator light for models with ABLS (if so equipped) equipped) Door open warning light Cruise set switch indicator light (if so Slip indicator light for models with VDC (if so equipped) equipped) Engine oil pressure warning light Electronic locking rear differential (E-Lock) Transfer 4LO position indicator light system on indicator light (if so equipped) ( model) 4WD warning light ( model) 4WD shift indicator light ( model) Turn signal/hazard indicator lights Low fuel warning light Front passenger air bag status light Vehicle dynamic control off indicator light Low tire pressure warning light High beam indicator light (Blue) Instruments and controls 2-9 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 08/07/06—cathy ੭
  • CHECKING BULBS If the light comes on while you are driving, Automatic transmission park contact a NISSAN dealer for repair. warning light ( model)With all doors closed, apply the parking brakeand turn the ignition key to the ON position The ABS system will be disabled and the ABS WARNINGwithout starting the engine. The following lights light will illuminate when the electronic lockingwill come on: rear differential (E-Lock) system switch (if so ● If the ATP light is ON, this indicates that equipped) is turned on and the E-Lock system is the automatic transmission P (Park) po- , or , , , , engaged. If the E-Lock system disengages or the sition will not function and the transfer switch is turned off, the ABS system will be case is in neutral.The following lights come on briefly and then gooff: enabled and the ABS light will turn off. ● When parking, always make sure that the 4WD shift indicator light illuminates or , , , , , , Automatic transmission oil and the parking brake is set. Failure to , temperature warning light (if engage the transfer position in 2WD, 4HIf any light fails to come on, it may indicate so equipped) or 4LO could result in the vehicle mov-a burned-out bulb or an open circuit in the ing unexpectedly, resulting in serious This light comes on when the automatic transmis- personal injury or property damage.electrical system. Have the system repaired sion oil temperature is too high. If the light comespromptly. ● Shift the 4WD switch into the 2WD, 4H on while driving, reduce the vehicle speed as or 4LO position again to turn off the ATPWARNING LIGHTS soon as safely possible until the light turns off. warning light when the automatic trans- mission selector lever is in the P posi- or Anti-lock braking CAUTION tion and the ATP warning light is ON. warning light Continued vehicle operation when the A/T (Before shifting the 4WD switch into the oil temperature warning light is on may 4LO position, move the automaticIf the light comes on while the engine is running, damage the automatic transmission. transmission selector lever into the Nit may indicate the anti-lock braking system is not position once, shift the selector leverfunctioning properly. Have the system checked into P again and make sure the ATPby a NISSAN dealer. warning light is OFF.)If a malfunction occurs in the system, the anti- This light indicates that the automatic transmis-lock function is turned off, but the regular braking sion parking function is not engaged. If the trans-system continues to operate. fer control is not secured in any drive position2-10 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • while the automatic transmission selector lever is WARNING CAUTIONin the P (Park) position, the transmission willdisengage and the drive wheels will not lock. ● Your brake system may not be working ● Do not ground electrical accessories properly if the warning light is on. Driv- directly to the battery terminal. Doing or Brake warning light 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 notThis light functions for both the parking brake and service station for repairs. Otherwise, charge completely. Refer to “Variablethe foot brake systems. have your vehicle towed because driv- voltage control system” in the “Mainte- ing it could be dangerous. nance and do-it-yourself” section laterParking brake indicator in this manual. ● Pressing the brake pedal with the en-When the ignition key is in the ON position, the gine stopped and/or a low brake fluid ● Do not continue driving if the generatorlight comes on when the parking brake is applied. level may increase your stopping dis- belt is loose, broken or missing.Low brake fluid warning light tance and braking will require greater pedal effort as well as pedal travel. Door open warning lightWhen the ignition key is in the ON position, thelight warns of a low brake fluid level. If the light ● If the brake fluid level is below the This light comes on when any of the doors are notcomes on while the engine is running with the MINIMUM or MIN mark on the brake closed securely while the ignition key is in the ON fluid reservoir, do not drive until theparking brake not applied, stop the vehicle and position. brake system has been checked at aperform the following: NISSAN dealer. Engine oil pressure warning 1. Check the brake fluid level. Add brake fluid light as necessary. See “Brake fluid” in the “Main- Charge warning light tenance and do-it-yourself” section of this This light warns of low engine oil pressure. If the manual. If this light comes on while the engine is running, light flickers or comes on during normal driving, it may indicate the charging system is not func- pull off the road in a safe area, stop the engine 2. If the brake fluid level is correct, have the tioning properly. Turn the engine off and check immediately and call a NISSAN dealer or other warning system checked by a NISSAN the generator belt. If the belt is loose, broken, authorized repair shop. dealer. missing, or if the light remains on, see a NISSAN dealer immediately. The engine oil pressure warning light is not designed to indicate a low oil level. Use the Instruments and controls 2-11 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • dipstick to check the oil level. See “Engine oil” in ● Do not drive on dry hard surface roads (Empty). There will be a small reserve of fuelthe “Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section of in the 4H or 4LO position. If the 4WD in the tank when the fuel gauge needlethis manual. warning light turns on when you are reaches E (Empty). driving on dry hard surface roads: CAUTION Low tire pressure warning – in the 4H position, shift the 4WD shift lightRunning the engine with the engine oil switch to 2WD.pressure warning light on could cause se- Your vehicle is equipped with a Tire Pressurerious damage to the engine almost imme- – in the 4LO position for automatic Monitoring System (TPMS) that monitors the tirediately. Such damage is not covered by transmission models, stop the ve- pressure of all tires except the spare.warranty. Turn off the engine as soon as it hicle and shift the transmission se-is safe to do so. lector lever to the N position with the The low tire pressure warning light warns of low brake pedal depressed and shift the tire pressure or indicates that the TPMS is not 4WD warning light ( 4WD shift switch to 2WD. functioning properly. model) – in the 4LO position for manual trans- After the ignition switch is turned ON, this light mission models, stop the vehicle and illuminates for about 1 second and turns off.The 4WD warning light comes on when the key shift the transmission shift lever toswitch is turned to ON. It turns off soon after the the N position with the clutch pedal Low tire pressure warning:engine is started. depressed and shift the 4WD shift If the vehicle is being driven with low tire pres-If the engine or vehicle is not functioning properly, switch to 2WD. sure, the warning light will illuminate.the warning light will either remain illuminated or ● If the warning light is still on after theblink. See “4WD warning light” in the “Starting above operation, have your vehicle When the low tire pressure warning light illumi-and driving” section. checked by a NISSAN dealer as soon as nates, you should stop and adjust the tire pres- possible. sure to the recommended COLD tire pressure CAUTION shown on the Tire and Loading Information label Low fuel warning light to turn the light OFF. The low tire pressure warn-● If the warning light comes on or blinks ing light does not automatically turn off when the during operation, have your vehicle This light comes on when the fuel level in the fuel tire pressure is adjusted. After the tire is inflated checked by a NISSAN dealer as soon as tank is getting low. Refuel as soon as it is conve- to the recommended pressure, the vehicle must possible. nient, preferably before the fuel gauge reaches E be driven over 16 MPH (25 km/h) to activate the TPMS and turn off the tire pressure warning light.2-12 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • Use a tire pressure gauge to adjust tire pressure ● If the light illuminates while driving, CAUTIONto the recommended pressure. avoid sudden steering maneuvers or abrupt braking, reduce vehicle speed, ● The TPMS is not a substitute for theFor additional information, see “Tire pressure regular tire pressure check. Be sure tomonitoring system (TPMS)” in the “Starting and pull off the road to a safe location and stop the vehicle as soon as possible. check the tire pressure regularly.driving” section and in the “In case of emergency”section. Serious vehicle damage could occur ● If the vehicle is being driven at speeds and may lead to an accident and could of less than 16 MPH (25 km/h), theTPMS malfunction: result in serious personal injury. Check TPMS may not operate correctly. the tire pressure for all four tires. AdjustIf the TPMS is not functioning properly, the low ● Be sure to install the specified size of the tire pressure to the recommendedtire pressure warning light will flash for approxi- tires to the 4 wheels correctly. COLD tire pressure shown on the Tiremately 1 minute when the ignition switch is and Loading Information label to turnturned ON. The light will remain on after the 1 Low windshield washer fluid the low tire pressure warning light OFF.minute. Have the system checked by a NISSAN If the light still illuminates while driving warning lightdealer. after adjusting the tire pressure, a tire This light comes on when the windshield washerFor additional information, see “Tire pressure may be flat. If you have a flat tire, re- fluid is at a low level. Add windshield washer fluid place it with a spare tire as soon as as necessary. See “Window washer fluid” in themonitoring system (TPMS)” in the “Starting and possible. “Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section of thisdriving” section. ● When a spare tire is mounted or a wheel manual. WARNING is replaced, tire pressure will not be indicated, the TPMS will not function Seat belt warning light and● If the light does not illuminate with the and the low tire pressure warning light chime ignition switch turned ON, have the ve- will flash. Contact your NISSAN dealer hicle checked by a NISSAN dealer as as soon as possible for tire replacement The light and chime remind you to fasten your soon as possible. and/or system resetting. seat belts. The light illuminates whenever the ignition key is turned to the ON or START position ● Replacing tires with those not originally and remains illuminated until the driver’s seat belt specified by NISSAN could affect the is fastened. At the same time, the chime sounds proper operation of the TPMS. for about 6 seconds unless the driver’s seat belt is securely fastened. Instruments and controls 2-13 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • The seat belt warning light may also illuminate if Unless checked and repaired, the supplemental Cruise main switch indicatorthe front passenger’s seat belt is not fastened restraint system (air bag system) and/or the pre- light (if so equipped)when the front passenger’s seat is occupied . For tensioner seat belts may not function properly.7 seconds after the ignition switch is in the ON For additional details see “Supplemental restraint The light comes on when the cruise control mainposition, the system does not activate the warn- system” in the “Safety—Seats, seat belts and switch is pushed. The light goes out when theing light for the front passenger. supplemental restraint system” section of this main switch is pushed again. When the cruise manual. main switch indicator light comes on, the cruiseRefer to “Seat belts” in the “Safety—Seats, seat control system is operational.belts and supplemental restraint system” section WARNINGfor precautions on seat belt usage. Cruise set switch indicator If the supplemental air bag warning light light (if so equipped) Supplemental air bag warning is on, it could mean that the supplemental light front air bag, supplemental side air bag (if The light comes on while the vehicle speed isWhen the ignition key is in the ON or START so equipped), curtain side-impact and controlled by the cruise control system. If the lightposition, the supplemental air bag warning light rollover air bag systems (if so equipped) blinks while the engine is running, it may indicateilluminates for about 7 seconds and then turns and/or pre-tensioner seat belt systems the cruise control system is not functioning prop-off. This means the system is operational. will not operate in an accident. To help erly. Have the system checked by a NISSAN avoid injury to yourself or others, have dealer.If any of the following conditions occur, the your vehicle checked by a NISSAN dealersupplemental front air bags, supplemental side as soon as possible. Electronic locking rearair bags (if so equipped), curtain side-impact and differential (E-Lock) systemrollover air bags (if so equipped), and pre- INDICATOR LIGHTStensioner seat belt systems need servicing and on indicator light (if soyour vehicle must be taken to a NISSAN dealer: Automatic transmission equipped) ● The supplemental air bag warning light re- position indicator light This light comes on when the electronic locking mains on after approximately 7 seconds. When the ignition key is turned to the ON posi- rear differential (E-Lock) system clutch is fully tion, this indicator light shows the automatic engaged. ● The supplemental air bag warning light flashes intermittently. transmission selector lever position. See “Driving The indicator light flashes when the system is first the vehicle” in the “Starting and driving” section turned on. When the system fully engages, the ● The supplemental air bag warning light does of this manual. not come on at all.2-14 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • light remains on. If the switch is on and the For front passenger air bag status light operation, For additional information, see “Hill descent con-indicator light continues to flash, the system is see “Front passenger air bag and status light” in trol (HDC) switch” later in this section and “Hillnot engaged. the “Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental descent control (HDC) system” in the “StartingFor additional information, see “Electronic lock- restraint system” section of this manual. and driving” section of this manual.ing rear differential (E-Lock) system switch” later High beam indicator light Malfunction indicator lightin this section and “Electronic locking rear differ-ential (E-Lock) system” in the “Starting and driv- (Blue) (MIL)ing” section of this manual. This blue light comes on when the headlight high If this indicator light comes on steady or blinks 4WD shift indicator light beams are on and goes out when the low beams while the engine is running, it may indicate a are selected. potential emission control malfunction. ( model) The high beam indicator light also comes on The malfunction indicator light may also come onThe light should turn off within 1 second after when the passing signal is activated. steady if the fuel-filler cap is loose or missing, or ifturning the ignition switch to ON. the vehicle runs out of fuel. Check to make sureWhile the engine is running, the 4WD shift indi- Hill descent control (HDC) the fuel-filler cap is installed and closed tightly,cator light will illuminate the position selected by system on indicator light (if so and that the vehicle has at least 3 gallons (11.4the 4WD shift switch. equipped) liters) of fuel in the fuel tank.The 4WD shift indicator light may blink When the ignition switch is turned ON, this light After a few driving trips, the light shouldwhile shifting from one drive mode to the comes on briefly and then turns off. turn off if no other potential emission controlother. system malfunction exists. The light comes on when the hill descent control Front passenger air bag system is activated. If this indicator light comes on steady for 20 status light seconds and then blinks for 10 seconds when If the HDC switch is on and the indicator light the engine is not running, it indicates that theThe front passenger air bag status light ( ) blinks, the system is not engaged.will be lit and the passenger front air bag will be vehicle is not ready for an emission control sys-OFF depending on how the front passenger seat If the indicator light does not come on or blink tem inspection/maintenance test. See “Readi-is being used. when the hill descent switch is on, the system ness for inspection/maintenance (I/M) test” in the may not be functioning properly. Have the system “Technical and consumer information” section of checked by a NISSAN dealer. this manual. Instruments and controls 2-15 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • Operation by a NISSAN dealer. You do not need to have For additional information, see “Security sys- your vehicle towed to the dealer. tems” later in this section.The malfunction indicator light will come on inone of two ways: CAUTION Slip indicator light for models ● Malfunction indicator light on steady — An with ABLS (if so equipped) Continued vehicle operation without hav- emission control system malfunction has ing the emission control system checked This indicator light comes on if the active brake been detected. Check the fuel-filler cap. If and repaired as necessary could lead to limited slip is activated. If activated, the system the fuel-filler cap is loose or missing, tighten poor driveability, reduced fuel economy, will apply braking to the slipping drive wheel(s), or install the cap and continue to drive the and possible damage to the emission con- vehicle. The light should turn off after giving the non-slipping wheel(s) more traction. trol system. a few driving trips. If the light does not Slip indicator light for models turn off after a few driving trips, have the Overdrive off indicator light vehicle inspected by a NISSAN dealer. You with VDC (if so equipped) do not need to have your vehicle towed to (automatic transmission This indicator light will blink when the traction the dealer. models only) control system is limiting wheel spin. Slippery ● Malfunction indicator light blinking — An en- This light comes on when the overdrive function road conditions may exist if the slip indicator gine misfire has been detected which may is OFF. blinks on. If this happens, adjust your driving damage the emission control system. To re- accordingly. The automatic transmission overdrive function is duce or avoid emission control system dam- controlled by the overdrive switch. The slip indicator light also comes on when you age: turn the ignition key to the ON position. The light – do not drive at speeds above 45 MPH See “Driving the vehicle” in the “Starting and will turn off after about 2 seconds if the system is (72 km/h). driving” section of this manual. operational. If the light does not come on or does – avoid hard acceleration or deceleration. Security indicator light not go off, have the traction control system checked by a NISSAN dealer. – avoid steep uphill grades. This light blinks whenever the ignition switch is in If the battery is removed or discharged, the trac- – if possible, reduce the amount of cargo the LOCK, OFF or ACC position. This function tion control system is disabled and the slip indi- being hauled or towed. indicates the security system equipped on the cator light will not turn off after 2 seconds when vehicle is operational. the ignition switch is turned to the ON position.The malfunction indicator light may stop blinkingand come on steady. Have the vehicle inspected To reset the system, you must perform the reset2-16 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • procedure. Refer to “Vehicle dynamic control When you shift between 4H and 4LO, follow the Vehicle dynamic control off(VDC) system” in the “Starting and driving” sec- instructions below: indicator lighttion of this manual. ● For automatic transmission models, stop the This indicator light comes on when the vehicleIf the light does not go off after performing the vehicle and shift the transmission selector dynamic control off switch is pushed to OFF, thereset procedure, have the traction control system lever to the N position with the brake pedal transfer case is in the 4LO position (checked by a NISSAN dealer. depressed, then depress and turn the 4WD model), or when the vehicle dynamic control sys- shift switch to 4LO or 4H. tem is not functioning properly. This indicates the Transfer 4LO position ● For manual transmission models, stop the vehicle dynamic control system is not operating. indicator light ( model) vehicle and shift the transmission selector Push the vehicle dynamic control off switch againThe light should turn off within 1 second after lever to the N position with the clutch pedal or restart the engine and the system will operateturning the ignition switch to ON. depressed, then depress and turn the 4WD normally. See “Vehicle dynamic control (VDC)This light comes on when the 4WD shift switch is shift switch to 4LO or 4H. system” in the “Starting and driving” section ofset in the 4LO position with the ignition key in the You cannot move the transfer 4WD shift switch this manual.ON position. between 4H and 4LO unless you stop the vehicle The vehicle dynamic control light also comes onThe transfer case may be damaged if you shift the and shift the transmission selector lever to the N when you turn the ignition key to the ON position.switch while driving. position with the brake pedal (AT models) or The light will turn off after about 2 seconds if the clutch pedal (MT models) depressed. system is operational. If the light stays on orMake sure the transfer 4LO position indicator Turn signal/hazard indicator comes on along with the SLIP indicator lightlight turns on when you shift the 4WD shift switch while you are driving, have the vehicle dynamicto 4LO. lights control system checked by a NISSAN dealer.The indicator light may blink while shifting The appropriate light flashes when the turn signal If the battery is removed or discharged, the ve-from one drive mode to the other. switch is activated. hicle dynamic control system is disabled and theThe 4LO indicator light must stop blinking and Both lights flash when the hazard switch is turned VDC indicator light will not turn off after 2 sec-remain illuminated or turn off before shifting the on. onds when the ignition switch is turned to the ONtransmission into gear. If the transmission selec- position. To reset the system, you must performtor lever is shifted from the N position to any other the reset procedure. Refer to “Vehicle dynamicgear when the 4LO indicator light is blinking, the control (VDC) system” in the “Starting and driv-vehicle may move unexpectedly. ing” section of this manual. Instruments and controls 2-17 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • SECURITY SYSTEMS (if so equipped)If the light does not go off after performing the Light reminder chimereset procedure, have the traction control systemchecked by a NISSAN dealer. With the ignition switch in the OFF position, a chime sounds when the driver’s door is opened ifWhile the vehicle dynamic control system is op- the headlights or parking lights are on.erating, you might feel slight vibration or hear thesystem working when starting the vehicle or ac- Turn the headlight control switch off before leav-celerating, but this is normal. ing the vehicle.The VDC system will be disabled and the VDClight will illuminate when the electronic lockingrear differential (E-lock) system switch (if soequipped) is turned on and the E-lock system isengaged. If the E-lock system disengages or theswitch is turned off, the VDC system will beenabled and the VDC light will turn off. LIC0372AUDIBLE REMINDERS Your vehicle may have two types of security sys- tems:Brake pad wear warning ● Vehicle security system (if so equipped)The disc brake pads have audible wear warnings.When a disc brake pad requires replacement, it ● NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System (if somakes a high pitched scraping sound when the equipped)vehicle is in motion, whether or not the brake VEHICLE SECURITY SYSTEM (if sopedal is depressed. Have the brakes checked assoon as possible if the warning sound is heard. equipped)Key reminder chime The vehicle security system provides visual and audible alarm signals if someone opens the doorsA chime sounds if the driver’s door is opened when the system is armed. It is not, however, awhile the key is left in the ignition switch. Remove motion detection type system that activates whenthe key and take it with you when leaving the a vehicle is moved or when a vibration occurs.vehicle.2-18 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • The system helps deter vehicle theft but cannot ● When the button is pushed with ● Even when the driver and/or passen-prevent it, nor can it prevent the theft of interior or all doors locked, the hazard lights flash gers are in the vehicle, the system willexterior vehicle components in all situations. Al- twice and the horn beeps once as a re- arm with all doors closed and lockedways secure your vehicle even if parking for a minder that the doors are already locked. with the ignition key in the OFF posi-brief period. Never leave your keys in the ignition, tion.and always lock the vehicle when unattended. Be The horn may or may not beep. Refer toaware of your surroundings, and park in secure, “Silencing the horn beep feature” in the Vehicle security system activationwell-lit areas whenever possible. “Pre-driving checks and adjustments” sec- The vehicle security system will give the following tion later in this manual. alarm:Many devices offering additional protection, suchas component locks, identification markers, and 4. Confirm that the indicator light comes ● The headlights blink and the horn soundstracking systems, are available at auto supply on. The light stays on for about 30 intermittently.stores and specialty shops. Your NISSAN dealer seconds. The vehicle security system is nowmay also offer such equipment. Check with your pre-armed. After about 30 seconds the ve- ● The alarm automatically turns off after ap-insurance company to see if you may be eligible hicle security system automatically shifts proximately 50 seconds. However, the alarmfor discounts for various theft protection features. into the armed phase. The light begins reactivates if the vehicle is tampered with again. The alarm can be shut off by unlocking to flash once every 3 seconds. If, during theHow to arm the vehicle security system the driver’s door with the key, or by pressing 30-second pre-arm time period, the driver’s 1. Close all windows. (The system can be the button on the keyfob. door is unlocked by the key or the keyfob, or armed even if the windows are open.) the ignition key is turned to ACC or ON, the The alarm is activated by: 2. Remove the key from the ignition switch. system will not arm. ● opening a door without using the key or 3. Close all doors. Lock all doors. The doors ● If the key is turned slowly when locking keyfob (even if the door is unlocked by using can be locked with the key, power door lock the driver’s door, the system may not the inside lock knob or the power door lock switch (if the door is opened, locked and arm. Furthermore, if the key is turned switch). then closed), or with the keyfob. beyond the vertical position toward the How to stop an activated alarm Keyfob operation: unlock position to remove the key, the system may be disarmed when the key The alarm stops only by unlocking the driver’s ● Push the button on the keyfob. door with the key, or by pressing the but- is removed. If the indicator light fails to All doors lock. The hazard lights flash ton on the keyfob. glow for 30 seconds, unlock the door twice and the horn beeps once to indicate all doors are locked. once and lock it again. Instruments and controls 2-19 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • NISSAN VEHICLE IMMOBILIZER Statement related to Section 15 of FCCSYSTEM (if so equipped) Rules for NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer Sys- tem (CONT ASSY — IMMOBILIZER, ANTThe NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System will not ASSY — IMMOBILIZER)allow the engine to start without the use of aregistered key. This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules and RSS-210 of IndustryIf the engine fails to start using a registered key Canada. Operation is subject to the follow-(for example, when interference is caused by ing two conditions;another registered key, an automated toll roaddevice or automatic payment device on the key (1) This device may not cause harmful in-ring), restart the engine using the following pro- terference, and (2) this device must acceptcedures: any interference received, including inter- ference that may cause undesired opera- 1. Leave the ignition switch in the ON position tion of the device. for approximately 5 seconds. LIC0474 CHANGES OR MODIFICATIONS NOT EX- 2. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF or LOCK PRESSLY APPROVED BY THE PARTY RE- Security indicator light position, and wait approximately 10 sec- SPONSIBLE FOR COMPLIANCE COULD onds. VOID THE USER’S AUTHORITY TO OPER- The security indicator light blinks whenever the ATE THE EQUIPMENT. ignition switch is in the LOCK, OFF or ACC 3. Repeat steps 1 and 2. position. This function indicates the NISSAN Ve- 4. Restart the engine while holding the device hicle Immobilizer System is operational. (which may have caused the interference) If the NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System is mal- separate from the registered key. functioning, the light will remain on while theIf the no start condition re-occurs, NISSAN rec- ignition key is in the ON position.ommends placing the registered key on a sepa- If the light still remains on and/or the en-rate key ring to avoid interference from other gine will not start, see a NISSAN dealer fordevices. NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System ser- vice as soon as possible. Please bring all registered keys that you have when visiting your NISSAN dealer for service.2-20 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • WINDSHIELD WIPER AND WASHERSWITCH Push the lever up ᭺ to have one sweep opera- 4 ● Pre-mix washer fluid concentrates with tion (MIST) of the wiper. water to the manufacturer’s recom- Pull the lever toward you ᭺ to operate the 5 mended levels before pouring the fluid washer. The wiper will also operate several times. into the window washer reservoir tank. Do not use the window washer reservoir WARNING tank to mix the washer fluid concen- trate and water. In freezing temperatures the washer solu- tion may freeze on the windshield and obscure your vision which may lead to an accident. Warm the windshield with the defroster before you wash the windshield. CAUTION WIC0843 ● Do not operate the washer continu-SWITCH OPERATION ously for more than 30 seconds.The windshield wiper and washer operates when ● Do not operate the washer if the reser-the ignition switch is in the ON position. voir tank is empty.Push the lever down to operate the wiper at the ● Do not fill the window washer reservoirfollowing speed: tank with washer fluid concentrates at full strength. Some methyl alcohol᭺1 Intermittent (INT) — intermittent operation based washer fluid concentrates may can be adjusted by turning the knob toward permanently stain the grille if spilled ᭺ (Slower) or ᭺ (Faster). A B while filling the window washer reser- voir tank.᭺2 Low (LO) — continuous low speed operation᭺3 High (HI) — continuous high speed opera- tion Instruments and controls 2-21 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • REAR WINDOW WIPER AND REAR WINDOW AND OUTSIDEWASHER SWITCH MIRROR (if so equipped) DEFROSTER SWITCH WARNING In freezing temperatures the washer solu- tion may freeze on the window and ob- scure your vision. Warm the rear window with the defroster before you wash the rear 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. WIC0844 ● Do not fill the window washer reservoir LIC0783The rear window wiper and washer operate when tank with washer fluid concentrates at To defrost the rear window glass and outsidethe ignition switch is in the ON position. full strength. Some methyl alcohol mirrors (if so equipped), start the engine and based washer fluid concentrates may push the rear window defroster switch on. TheTurn the switch clockwise from the OFF position permanently stain the grille if spilled rear window defroster indicator light on theto operate the wiper. while filling the window washer reser- switch comes on. Push the switch again to turn the defroster off.᭺1 Intermittent (INT) – intermittent operation voir tank. (not adjustable) ● Pre-mix washer fluid concentrates with The rear window defroster automatically turns off water to the manufacturer’s recom- after approximately 15 minutes.᭺2 ON – continuous low speed operation mended levels before pouring the fluidPush the switch forward ᭺ to operate the 3 into the window washer reservoir tank. CAUTIONwasher. The wiper will also operate several times. Do not use the window washer reservoir 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.2-22 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • HEADLIGHT AND TURN SIGNALSWITCH LIC0706 LIC0688 WIC0859 Type A Type B Headlight beam selectHEADLIGHT CONTROL SWITCH CAUTION ᭺ 1 To select the high beam function, push theLighting Use the headlights with the engine run- lever forward. The high beam lights come on ning to avoid discharging the vehicle and the light illuminates.᭺1 When turning the switch to the posi- battery. ᭺ 2 Pull the lever back to select the low beam. tion, the front parking, tail, license plate and instrument panel lights come on. ᭺ 3 Pulling and releasing the lever flashes the headlight high beams on and off.᭺2 When turning the switch to the posi- tion, the headlights come on and all the other lights remain on. Instruments and controls 2-23 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • Battery saver system If the parking brake is applied before the engine is started, the daytime running lights do not illumi-If the ignition switch is turned OFF while the nate. The daytime running lights illuminate whenheadlight switch is in the or posi- the parking brake is released. The daytime run-tion, the headlights will turn off after 5 minutes. ning lights will remain on until the ignition switch is turned off.After the headlights automatically turn off with theheadlight switch in the or position, WARNINGthe headlights will illuminate again for 5 minutes ifthe headlight switch is moved to the OFF position When the daytime running light system isand then turned to the or position. active, tail lights on your vehicle are not on. It is necessary at dusk to turn on your CAUTION headlights. Failure to do so could cause an accident injuring yourself and others.Even though the battery saver feature au-tomatically turns off the headlights after a WIC0917period of time, you should turn the head- INSTRUMENT BRIGHTNESSlight switch to the OFF position when theengine is not running to avoid discharging CONTROLthe vehicle battery. The instrument brightness control operates when the headlight control switch is in the ,DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHT SYSTEM or position.(Canada only) Turn the control ᭺ to adjust the brightness of AThe headlights automatically illuminate at a re- instrument panel lights when driving at night.duced intensity when the engine is started withthe parking brake released. The daytime runninglights operate with the headlight switch in theOFF position or in the position. Turn theheadlight switch to the position for fullillumination when driving at night.2-24 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • HAZARD WARNING FLASHER SWITCH WIC0860 WIC0861 LIC0394TURN SIGNAL SWITCH FOG LIGHT SWITCH (if so equipped) Push the switch on to warn other drivers when you must stop or park under emergency condi-Turn signal To turn the fog lights on, turn the headlight switch tions. All turn signal lights flash. to the position, then turn the fog light᭺1 Move the lever up or down to signal the switch to the position. WARNING turning direction. When the turn is com- pleted, the turn signals cancel automatically. To turn the fog lights off, turn the fog light switch ● If stopping for an emergency, be sure to to the OFF position. move the vehicle well off the road.Lane change signal The headlights must be on and the low beams ● Do not use the hazard warning flashers᭺2 To signal a lane change, move the lever up or selected for the fog lights to operate. The fog while moving on the highway unless down to the point where the indicator light lights automatically turn off when the high beam unusual circumstances force you to begins to flash, but the lever does not latch. headlights are selected. drive so slowly that your vehicle might become a hazard to other traffic. ● Turn signals do not work when the haz- ard warning flasher lights are on. Instruments and controls 2-25 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • HORN VEHICLE DYNAMIC CONTROL (VDC) OFF SWITCHThe flashers will operate with the ignition switchin any position.Some state laws may prohibit the use ofthe hazard warning flasher switch whiledriving. LIC0604 WIC0534 The vehicle should be driven with the Vehicle To sound the horn, push the center pad area of Dynamic Control (VDC) system on for most driv- the steering wheel. ing conditions. WARNING If the vehicle is stuck in mud or snow, the VDC system reduces the engine output to reduce Do not disassemble the horn. Doing so wheel spin. The engine speed will be reduced could affect proper operation of the even if the accelerator is depressed to the floor. If supplemental front air bag system. Tam- maximum engine power is needed to free a stuck pering with the supplemental front air bag vehicle, turn the VDC system off. system may result in serious personal To turn off the VDC system, push the VDC OFF injury. switch. The indicator will come on. Push the VDC OFF switch again or restart the engine to turn ON the system. See “Vehicle dy- namic control (VDC) system” in the “Starting and driving” section.2-26 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • HILL DESCENT CONTROL (HDC)SWITCH (if so equipped) ● The hill descent control may not control ● the 4WD switch must be in the 4H position the vehicle speed on a hill under all load and the vehicle speed must be under 21 or road conditions. Always be prepared mph (35 km/h), and to depress the brake pedal to control ● the HDC system switch must be ON. vehicle speed. Failure to do so may re- sult in a collision or serious personal The HDC indicator light will come on when the injury. system is activated. Also, the stop/tail lights illu- minate while the HDC system applies the brakes to control vehicle speed. CAUTION If the accelerator or brake pedal is depressed When the hill descent control system op- while the HDC system is on, the system will stop erates continuously for a long time, the operating temporarily. As soon as the accelerator temperature of the brake pads may in- or brake pedal is released, the HDC system crease and the hill descent control system begins to function again if the HDC operating LIC0743 may be temporarily disabled (the indicator conditions are fulfilled. light will blink). If the indicator light does WARNING not come on continuously after blinking, The HDC indicator light blinks if the switch is on● Never rely solely on the hill descent stop using the system. and all conditions for system activation are not control system to control vehicle speed met or if the system becomes disengaged for any The hill descent control system is designed to reason. when driving on steep downhill grades. reduce driver workload when going down steep Always drive carefully when using the hills. The HDC system helps to control vehicle To turn off the HDC system, push the switch to hill descent control system and decel- speed so the driver can concentrate on steering the OFF position. erate the vehicle speed by depressing the vehicle. the brake pedal if necessary. Be espe- For additional information, see “Hill descent con- cially careful when driving on frozen, To activate the HDC system: trol (HDC) system on indicator light” earlier in this muddy or extremely steep downhill section and “Hill descent control (HDC) system” ● the automatic transmission selector lever in the “Starting and driving” section of this roads. Failure to control vehicle speed must be in forward or reverse gear, manual. may result in a loss of control of the vehicle and possible serious injury or ● the 4WD switch must be in the 4L position death. and the vehicle speed must be under 15 mph (25 km/h) or Instruments and controls 2-27 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • ELECTRONIC LOCKING REARDIFFERENTIAL (E-Lock) SYSTEMSWITCH (if so equipped) When the E-Lock switch is turned ON, the indi- ● Use the E-Lock system only when free- cator light will flash until the system engages. ing a stuck vehicle. Try the 4LO position However, if all operation conditions listed above before using the E-Lock system. Never are not met or the system becomes disengaged, use the E-Lock system on a slippery the indicator light will continue to flash. road surface such as snow or ice sur- The Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) system is disabled face. Using the E-Lock system when driving in these road conditions may and the ABS light illuminates when the E-Lock cause unexpected movement of the ve- system is ON. Also, the Vehicle Dynamic Control hicle during engine braking, accelerat- (VDC) system is disabled and the VDC light ing or turning, which may result in an illuminates when the E-Lock system is ON. accident and serious personal injury. See “Electronic locking rear differential (E-Lock) system” in the “Starting and Driving” section for CAUTION further explanation and system limitations. ● After using the E-Lock system, turn the LIC0729The Electronic Locking Rear Differential (E-Lock) switch OFF to prevent possible damage WARNING to driveline components from extendedsystem can help provide added traction if thevehicle is stuck or becoming stuck. ● Never leave the E-Lock system ON use. when driving on paved or hard-surfaced ● Do not drive over 12 MPH (20 km/h)To activate the E-Lock system: roads. Turning the vehicle may result in when the system is engaged. Doing so ● the 4WD switch must be in the 4LO position the rear wheels slipping and result in an could result in possible damage to the (4-wheel drive vehicles), accident and personal injury. After us- driveline. ing the E-Lock system to free the ve- ● the vehicle must be stopped or moving at 4 hicle, turn the system OFF. ● Do not turn on the E-lock system while mph (7 km/h) or less, and the tires are spinning. Doing so could damage drivetrain components. ● the E-Lock system switch must be turned ON.2-28 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • CLUTCH INTERLOCK (clutch start) POWER OUTLETSWITCH (if so equipped) To use the clutch interlock switch: 1. Set the parking brake. 2. Depress the brake pedal with your right foot. 3. Place the gear shift lever in the 1 position to move forward, or R to move backward. 4. Place your left foot on the brake pedal and release the parking brake. 5. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position. 6. Press and release the clutch interlock switch. The CANCEL light on the switch will illuminate. WIC0817 LIC0880 7. Turn the ignition to the START position to start the engine and, at the same time, de- Front row WARNING press the accelerator pedal with your right The power outlets are for powering electricalPay special attention to your surround- foot. As the vehicle begins to move, take accessories such as cellular telephones.ings when using the clutch interlock your left foot off the brake. Once the engineswitch. The vehicle will move forward or The bottom power outlet located on instrument has started, the clutch interlock switchbackward according to the gear selected. panel and the power outlet located in the cargo CANCEL light shuts off. Do not use the interlock switch to start the engine under area are powered directly by the vehicle’s battery.The clutch interlock (clutch start) switch allowsfor starting the engine without depressing the normal driving conditions. The top power outlet (if so equipped)located onclutch pedal. This feature helps you restart the the instrument panel and the power outlet lo-engine if it stops under difficult conditions. (For cated inside the center console are powered onlyexample, the engine stops on a steep hill and a when the ignition key is in the ACC or ON posi-slight movement forward or backward might be tion.dangerous.) Open the cap to use a power outlet. Instruments and controls 2-29 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • ● 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. LIC0761 LIC0862 Center console Luggage area CAUTION ● Use power outlets with the engine run- ning to avoid discharging the vehicle● The outlet and plug may be hot during battery. or immediately after use. ● Avoid using power outlets when the air● Only certain power outlets are designed conditioner, headlights or rear window for use with a cigarette lighter unit. Do defroster is on. not use any other power outlet for an accessory lighter. See your NISSAN ● Before inserting or disconnecting a dealer for additional information. plug, be sure the electrical accessory being used is turned OFF.● Do not use with accessories that ex- ceed a 12 volt, 120W (10A) power draw. Do not use double adapters or more than one electrical accessory.2-30 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • STORAGE LIC0764 LIC0818 LIC0819 Top center tray AT model MT model (if so equipped)STORAGE TRAYS WARNINGDo not place sharp objects in the trays tohelp prevent injury in an accident or sud-den stop. Instruments and controls 2-31 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • LIC0766 LIC0768 WIC0609CONSOLE BOX GLOVE BOX SUNGLASSES HOLDER (if so To open the top portion of the glove box, push the equipped) WARNING latch ᭺ up and raise the lid. A To open the sunglasses holder, push and release.The center console box should not beused while driving so full attention may be To open the lower portion of the glove box, pull WARNING the handle ᭺ down and lower the lid. Bgiven to vehicle operation. ● Keep the sunglasses holder closed Use the master key to lock or unlock the glove while driving to prevent an accident.Pull up on the lever ᭺ to open the console box lid 1 box. The valet key cannot be used to lock or᭺. 2 unlock the glove box. CAUTION ● Do not use for anything other than WARNING sunglasses. Keep glove box lid closed while driving to ● Do not leave sunglasses in the sunglasses help prevent injury in an accident or a holder while parking in direct sunlight. The sudden stop. heat may damage the sunglasses.2-32 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • LIC0863 LIC0575 LIC0769MAP POCKETS SEAT POCKETS A pocket is located on the back of the driver’s seat (if so equipped). A small pocket is also located on the inboard side of the passenger’s seat. Instruments and controls 2-33 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • CAUTION ● Avoid abrupt starting and braking when the cup holder is being used to prevent spilling the drink. If the liquid is hot, it can scald you or your passenger. ● Use only soft cups in the cup holder. Hard objects can injure you in an accident. WIC0827 WIC0771 Front 2nd row (rear of front console)CUP HOLDERS To open the 2nd row cup holders (rear of the front console), lower the lid. To close, raise the lid.The front cup holders have adapters that can beremoved to accommodate larger cups. WARNINGThe cup holder should not be used whiledriving so full attention may be given tovehicle operation.2-34 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • LIC0864 LIC0865 Bottle holder CARGO AREA STORAGE CAUTION To access the floor storage area, push down ᭺ 1● Do not use bottle holder for any other to raise the handle, then pull up on the handle ᭺ 2 objects that could be thrown about in to lift the luggage board. the vehicle and possibly injure people during sudden braking or an accident. Attach the tether located on the inside of the luggage board to a ceiling hook to hold the lug-● Do not use bottle holder for open liquid gage board up while accessing the storage area. containers. WARNING Do not drive with the luggage board teth- ered to a ceiling hook. In a sudden stop or collision, the luggage board could come loose and cause personal injury. Instruments and controls 2-35 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • LUGGAGE HOOKS ● The child restraint top tether strap mayThe luggage hooks can be used to secure cargo be damaged by contact with items in the cargo area. Secure any items in thewith ropes or other types of straps. cargo area. Your child could be seri- ously injured or killed in a collision if WARNING the top strap is damaged.● Properly secure all cargo with ropes or ● Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a straps to help prevent it from sliding or seat and using a seat belt properly. 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. LTI0140● Never allow anyone to ride in the lug- Side finisher gage area. It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area inside of a vehicle. Do not apply a load of more than 110 lb (490 N) In a collision, people riding in these to a single hook. areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed.● Do not allow people to ride in any area of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat belts.2-36 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • LTI0141 LIC0876Floor hooks Cargo net (if so equipped) CARGO NETS The cargo nets help keep packages in the cargoDo not apply a load of more than 110 lb (490 N) area from moving around while the vehicle is into a single hook. motion. WARNING ● Properly secure all cargo to help pre- To install the large cargo net (if so equipped), vent it from sliding or shifting. Do not attach the hooks to the retainers. place cargo higher than the seatbacks. To remove the large cargo net, detach the hooks In a sudden stop or collision, unsecured from the cargo net retainers. cargo could cause personal injury. ● Be sure to secure all four hooks into the retainers. The cargo restrained in the net must not exceed 30 lbs. (13.6 kg) or the net may not stay secured. Instruments and controls 2-37 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • LIC0866 LIC0867 Right-hand luggage side net Left-hand luggage side netsThe right-hand luggage side net is not removable. To install the removable left-hand luggage side net ᭺, attach the net to the retainers. To remove, A WARNING detach the net from the retainers.● The cargo restrained in the luggage The smaller left-hand luggage side net is not side nets must not exceed 8.5 lb (3.9 kg) removable. for each net or the net may not stay secured.● Do not place sharp objects in the lug- gage side nets. Such objects may be- come dangerous projectiles and cause injury when the vehicle is moving or if the vehicle is involved in a collision.2-38 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • information” in the “Technical and consumer in- formation” section later in this manual. The crossbars can be adjusted or removed. Use the Torxdriver provided in the tool kit to loosen both crossbar adjusting screws. To adjust: 1. Loosen the adjusting screws with the Torxdriver ᭺ by turning counterclockwise 1 ᭺. A 2. When the clamp is loosened, move the crossbar so the cargo can be positioned on the crossbar ᭺. B 3. Tighten the crossbar adjusting screws with the Torxdriver by turning clockwise. 4. Secure the cargo with rope. 5. Always check the tightness of the crossbar adjusting screws. To remove: WIC0868 1. Loosen the adjusting screws with theROOF RACK careful that your vehicle does not exceed the Torxdriver ᭺ by turning counterclockwise 1 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) or theAlways evenly distribute the cargo on the roof Gross Axle Weight Ratings (GAWR front and ᭺. Arack. The maximum total load including the rear). The GVWR and GAWR are located on the 2. Rotate the clamps ᭺. Cgear basket is 150 lb (68 kg) evenly distrib- F.M.V.S.S. label (located on the driver’s side door 3. Remove the crossbar.uted. The maximum total load for the gear jamb pillar). For more information regardingbasket is 30 lb (13 kg) evenly distributed. Be GVWR and GAWR, refer to “Vehicle loading 4. Reverse to install. Instruments and controls 2-39 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 5. Always check the tightness of the crossbar adjusting screws. WARNINGProperly secure all cargo with ropes orstraps to help prevent it from sliding orshifting. In a sudden stop or collision, un-secured cargo could cause personalinjury. CAUTION● Use care when placing or removing items from the roof rack. If you cannot comfortably lift the items onto the roof LIC0869 rack from the ground, use a ladder or To open the gear basket lid: stool.● Do not place items on top of the gear ᭺ 1 Turn the handle counterclockwise. basket lid. Doing so could damage the ᭺ 2 Raise the lid. lid. NOTE: Cargo in the gear basket must fit with the lid closed. The maximum total load for the gear basket is 30 lb (13 kg) evenly distrib- uted. Do not force the lid closed. WARNING The lid should be closed and locked when driving.2-40 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • WINDOWS POWER WINDOWS (if so equipped) WARNING ● Make sure that all passengers have their hands, etc. inside the vehicle while it is in motion and before closing the windows. Use the window lock switch to prevent unexpected use of the power windows. ● Do not leave children unattended inside the vehicle. They could unknowingly ac- tivate switches or controls and become trapped in a window. Unattended chil- LIC0870 dren could become involved in serious WIC0872To remove the gear basket assembly: accidents. 1. Window lock button 1. Open the lid. 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’s side window switch 2. Loosen the 4 Torxா head fasteners with a seconds after the ignition switch is turned to the 4. Right rear passenger’s window switch Torxdriver by turning counterclockwise ᭺. A OFF position. If the driver’s or passenger’s door 5. Left rear passenger’s window switch 3. Lift the gear basket to remove it ᭺. B is opened during this period of about 45 sec- 6. Driver’s side automatic switch onds, power to the windows is canceled. 4. Reverse to reinstall. Driver’s side power window switch 5. Always check the tightness of the gear bas- The driver’s side control panel is equipped with ket fasteners. 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. Instruments and controls 2-41 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • WIC0873 WIC0874 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 to thethe corresponding passenger’s window. To open window, push the switch and hold it down ᭺. To 1 second detent and release it; it need not be held.the window, push the switch and hold it down ᭺. 1 close the window, pull the switch up ᭺. 2 The window automatically opens all the way. ToTo close the window, pull the switch up ᭺.2 stop the window, lift the switch up while the Locking passengers’ windows window is opening. When the window lock button is depressed, only the driver’s side window can be opened or closed. Push it again to cancel the window lock function.2-42 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • INTERIOR LIGHTS WIC0263 LIC0792 WIC0879MANUAL WINDOWS Type A Type B The interior lights have a three-position switch and ● The driver’s door is opened and then closedThe side windows can be opened or closed by operate regardless of ignition switch position. while the key is removed from the ignitionturning the hand crank on each door. switch. When the switch is in the ON position ᭺, the 1 interior lights illuminate, regardless of door position. ● The key is removed from the ignition switch The lights will go off after about 30 minutes unless while all doors are closed. the ignition key is in the ACC or ON position. The lights will turn off while the 30 second timer is When the switch is in the O position ᭺, the 2 activated when: interior lights will stay on for about 30 seconds ● The driver’s door is locked by the keyfob, a when: key, or the power door lock switch. ● The doors are unlocked by the keyfob, a key or the power door lock switch while all doors ● The ignition switch is turned ON. are closed and the ignition switch is in the OFF position. Instruments and controls 2-43 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • MAP LIGHTS CARGO LIGHTThe lights will turn off automatically after 30 min-utes while doors are open to prevent the batteryfrom becoming discharged.When the switch is in the OFF position ᭺, the 3interior lights do not illuminate, regardless of doorposition. CAUTIONDo not use for extended periods of timewith the engine stopped. This could resultin a discharged battery. LIC0790 LIC0590 To turn the map lights on, press the switches. To The cargo light on the overhead trim has a three- turn them off, press the switches again. position switch. To operate, push the switch to the desired position. CAUTION ON: The light is illuminated. Do not use for extended periods of time Normal (center) position: The light illuminates with the engine stopped. This could result when the lift gate is opened. The light turns off in a discharged battery. when the lift gate is closed. OFF: The light does not illuminate regardless of door position or lock status.2-44 Instruments and controls ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 3 Pre-driving checks and adjustmentsKeys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2 Lift gate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9 NISSAN vehicle immobilizer system keys Fuel-filler door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9 (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2 Opening the fuel-filler lid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3 Fuel-filler cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10 Locking with key. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3 Steering wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-11 Locking with inside lock knob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4 Tilt operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-11 Locking with power door lock switch Sun visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-11 (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4 Vanity mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12 Child safety rear door lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5 Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12Remote keyless entry system (if so equipped). . . . . . . . . 3-5 How to use remote keyless entry system . . . . . . . . . . 3-6 Rearview mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8 Outside mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • KEYS A key number is only necessary when you have After the registration process, these components lost all keys and do not have one to duplicate will only recognize keys coded into the NISSAN from. If you still have a key, your NISSAN dealer Vehicle Immobilizer System during registration. can duplicate it. Any key that is not given to your dealer at the time of registration will no longer be able to start your NISSAN VEHICLE IMMOBILIZER vehicle. SYSTEM KEYS (if so equipped) Do not allow the immobilizer system key, which You can only drive your vehicle using the master contains an electrical transponder, to come into or valet keys which are registered to the NISSAN contact with salt water. This could affect system Vehicle Immobilizer System components in your function. vehicle. These keys have a transponder chip in the key head. The master key can be used for all the locks. WPD0128 To protect belongings when you leave a key with1. Two master keys (black) with transpon- someone, give them the valet key only. der chip and chrome NISSAN brand Never leave these keys in the vehicle. symbol on one side2. Valet key (black) with transponder chip Additional or replacement keys:3. Key number plate If you still have a key, the key number is not4. Transponder chip necessary when you need extra NISSAN VehicleA key number plate is supplied with your keys. Immobilizer System keys. Your dealer can dupli-Record the key number and keep it in a safe place cate your existing key. As many as five NISSAN(such as your wallet), not in the vehicle. If you lose Vehicle Immobilizer System keys can be usedyour keys, see a NISSAN dealer for duplicates by with one vehicle. You should bring all NISSANusing the key number. NISSAN does not record Vehicle Immobilizer System keys that you have tokey numbers so it is very important to keep track your NISSAN dealer for registration. This is be-of your key number plate. cause the registration process will erase the memory of all key codes previously registered into the NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System.3-2 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • DOORS WARNING● Always have the doors locked while driving. Along with the use of seat belts, this provides greater safety in the event of an accident by helping to prevent persons from being thrown from the vehicle. This also helps keep children and others from unintentionally open- ing the doors, and will help keep out intruders.● Before opening any door, always look for and avoid oncoming traffic.● Do not leave children unattended inside WPD0311 LPD0240 the vehicle. They could unknowingly ac- Driver’s side tivate switches or controls. Unattended Power (if so equipped) children could become involved in seri- LOCKING WITH KEY The power door lock system allows you to lock or ous accidents. Manual unlock all doors at the same time. To lock a door, turn the key toward the front of the Turning the key toward the front ᭺ of the vehicle 1 vehicle ᭺. To unlock, turn the key toward the rear 1 locks all doors. ᭺. 2 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 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • Lockout protection When the power door lock switch (driver’s or front passenger’s side) is moved to the lock position with the key in the ignition and any door open, all doors will lock and then unlock auto- matically. This helps to prevent the keys from being accidently locked inside the vehicle. LPD0320 WPD0381 Inside lock Door lock switchLOCKING WITH INSIDE LOCK LOCKING WITH POWER DOORKNOB LOCK SWITCH (if so equipped)To lock the door without the key, move the inside To lock all the doors without a key, push the doorlock knob to the lock position ᭺, then close the 1 lock switch (driver’s or front passenger’s side) todoor. the lock position ᭺. When locking the door this 1To unlock the door without the key, move the way, be certain not to leave the key inside theinside lock knob to the unlock position ᭺. 2 vehicle. To unlock all the doors without a key, push the door lock switch (driver’s or front passenger’s side) to the unlock position ᭺. 23-4 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM (if so equipped) It is possible to lock/unlock all doors, turn the ● Do not strike the keyfob sharply against interior lights on, and activate the panic alarm by another object. using the keyfob from outside the vehicle. ● Do not place the keyfob for an extended Be sure to remove the key from the vehicle period in an area where temperatures before locking the doors. exceed 140°F (60°C). The keyfob can operate at a distance of approxi- If a keyfob is lost or stolen, NISSAN rec- mately 33 ft (10 m) from the vehicle. The effective ommends erasing the ID code of that key- distance depends on the conditions around the fob. This will prevent the keyfob from un- vehicle. authorized use to unlock the vehicle. For information regarding the erasing proce- As many as 5 keyfobs can be used with one dure, please contact a NISSAN dealer. vehicle. For information concerning the purchase and use of additional keyfobs, contact a NISSAN WPD0321 dealer.CHILD SAFETY REAR DOOR LOCK The keyfob will not function when:Child safety locks help prevent the rear doors ● the battery is dischargedfrom being opened accidentally, especially whensmall children are in the vehicle. ● the distance between the vehicle and the keyfob is over 33 ft (10 m)The child safety lock levers are located on theedge of the rear doors. The panic alarm will not activate when the key is in the ignition switch.When the lever is in the lock position, thedoor can be opened only from the outside. CAUTION Listed below are conditions or occur- rences which will damage the keyfob: ● Do not allow the keyfob to become wet. ● Do not drop the keyfob. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-5 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • ● When the button is pushed with all doors locked, the hazard warning lights flash twice and the horn beeps once as a reminder that the doors are already locked. ● If a door is open and you push the button, the doors will lock but the horn will not beep and the hazard lights will not flash. The horn may or may not beep. Refer to “Silenc- ing the horn beep feature” later in this section for details. LPD0209 LPD0210HOW TO USE REMOTE KEYLESS Unlocking doorsENTRY SYSTEM Push the button on the keyfob once.Locking doors ● Only the driver’s door unlocks. 1. Close all windows. ● The hazard warning lights flash once if all 2. Remove the key from the ignition switch. doors are completely closed with the ignition key in any position except the ON position. 3. Close the hood and all doors. ● The interior lights illuminate for 30 seconds 4. Push the button on the keyfob. All when the interior light switch is in the normal the doors lock. The hazard warning lights operation position. flash twice and the horn beeps once to indicate all doors are locked.3-6 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • Push the button on the keyfob again within5 seconds. ● All doors unlock. ● The hazard warning lights flash once if all doors are completely closed.The interior lights can be turned off without wait-ing 30 seconds by inserting the key into theignition and turning to the ON or START position,locking the doors with the keyfob or pushing theinterior light switch to the OFF position.Auto relockWhen the button on the keyfob is pushed, LPD0211 LPD0262all doors will lock automatically within 1 minuteunless one of the following operations is per- Using the panic alarm Silencing the horn beep featureformed: If you are near your vehicle and feel threatened, If desired, the horn beep feature can be deacti- ● Any door is opened. you may activate the panic alarm to call attention vated using the keyfob. by pushing and holding the button on the ● A key is inserted into the ignition switch and keyfob for longer than 0.5 second. To deactivate: Press and hold the the key is turned from OFF to ON. and buttons for at least 2 seconds. The panic alarm and headlights will stay on for 25 seconds. The hazard warning lights will flash three times to confirm that the horn beep feature has been The panic alarm stops when: deactivated. ● it has run for 25 seconds, or To activate: Press and hold the ● any button is pushed on the keyfob. and buttons for at least 2 seconds once more. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-7 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • HOODThe hazard warning lights will flash once and the WARNINGhorn will sound once to confirm that the hornbeep feature has been reactivated. ● Make sure the hood is completely closed and latched before driving. Fail-Deactivating the horn beep feature does not si- ure to do so could cause the hood to flylence the horn if the alarm is triggered. open and result in an accident.Using the interior lights ● If you see steam or smoke coming fromPush the button on the keyfob once to turn the engine compartment, to avoid injuryon the interior lights. do not open the hood.For additional information, refer to “Interior lights”in the “Instruments and controls” section earlier inthis manual. LPD0302 ᭺ 1 Pull the hood lock release handle located below the driver’s side instrument panel. The hood will spring up slightly. ᭺ 2 Push the lever at the front of the hood to the side as illustrated with your fingertips and raise the hood. ᭺ 3 Insert the support rod into the slot on the underside of the hood. When closing the hood, lower it slowly and make sure it locks into place.3-8 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • LIFT GATE FUEL-FILLER DOOR 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.● Make sure that all passengers have their hands, etc., inside the vehicle be- fore closing the lift gate. LPD0322 LPD0303 The power door lock system allows you to lock or OPENING THE FUEL-FILLER LID unlock all doors including the lift gate simulta- neously. Push the lid to open. To open the lift gate, pull up on the handle. To close, lower and push the lift gate down se- curely. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-9 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 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- LPD0323 ● 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 ● If fuel is spilled on the vehicle body,Put the fuel-filler cap on the cap holder ᭺ while 1 built-in safety valve needed for proper flush it away with water to avoid paintrefueling. operation of the fuel system and emis- damage. sion control system. An incorrect cap can result in a serious malfunction and possible injury. It could also cause the malfunction indicator light to come on. ● Never pour fuel into the throttle body to attempt to start your vehicle.3-10 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • STEERING WHEEL SUN VISORS● Tighten until the fuel-filler cap clicks. Failure to tighten the fuel-filler cap properly may cause the mal- function indicator 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 LPD0304 NISSAN dealer. TILT OPERATION● For additional information, see the “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- earlier in this manual. tion. Release the lock lever to lock the steering wheel in place. WPD0315 WARNING Do not adjust the steering wheel while ᭺1 To block glare from the front, swing down the main sun visor. driving. You could lose control of your vehicle and cause an accident. ᭺ 2 To block glare from the side, remove the main sun visor from the center mount and swing the visor to the side. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-11 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • MIRRORS᭺3 Slide the extension sun visor (if so equipped) 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. WPD0307 WPD0126 VANITY MIRRORS REARVIEW MIRROR To access the vanity mirror, pull the sun visor The night position ᭺ reduces glare from the 1 down and flip open the mirror cover. Some vanity headlights of vehicles behind you at night. mirrors are illuminated and turn on when the Use the day position ᭺ when driving in daylight 2 mirror cover is open. hours. WARNING Use the night position only when neces- sary, because it reduces rear view clarity.3-12 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • OUTSIDE MIRRORS WARNING● Objects viewed in the outside mirror on the passenger side are closer than they appear. Be careful when moving to the right. Using only this mirror could cause an accident. Use the inside mirror or glance over your shoulder to properly judge distances to other objects.● Do not adjust the mirrors while driving. You could lose control of your vehicle and cause an accident. LPD0237 WPD0170 Electric control type (if so equipped) Manual control type The outside mirror remote control will operate The outside mirror can be moved in any direction only when the ignition switch is in the ACC or ON for a better rear view. position. Heated mirrors (if so equipped) Move the small switch ᭺ to select the right or left 1 mirror. Adjust each mirror to the desired position Some outside mirrors can be heated to defrost, using the large switch ᭺.2 defog, or de-ice for improved visibility. For addi- tional information, see “Rear window and outside mirror (if so equipped) defroster switch” in the “Instrument and controls” section of this manual. Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-13 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • LPD0259Foldable outside mirrorsPull the outside mirror toward the door to fold it.3-14 Pre-driving checks and adjustments ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 4 Heater, air conditioner and audiosystemsVentilators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2 Satellite radio reception (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . 4-10Heater and air conditioner (manual). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2 Audio operation precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-11 Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3 FM/AM radio with compact disc (CD) player Heater operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4 (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-16 Air conditioner operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5 FM/AM/SAT radio with compact disc (CD) Air flow charts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6 changer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-20Servicing air conditioner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-9 CD care and cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-25Audio system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-10 Steering wheel switch for audio control Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-10 (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-25 FM radio reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-10 Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-26 AM radio reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-10 Car phone or CB radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-26 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • VENTILATORS HEATER AND AIR CONDITIONER (manual) WARNING ● The air conditioner cooling function op- erates only when the engine is running. ● Do not leave children or adults who would normally require the assistance of others alone in your vehicle. Pets should also not be left alone. They could accidentally injure themselves or others through inadvertent operation of the vehicle. Also, on hot, sunny days, temperatures in a closed vehicle could quickly become high enough to cause severe or possibly fatal injuries to WHA0223 people or animals.Adjust air flow direction for the driver side ᭺, 1 ● Do not use the recirculation mode forcenter ᭺, and passenger side ᭺ ventilators by 2 3 long periods as it may cause the interiormoving the ventilator slide and/or ventilator as- air to become stale and the windows tosemblies. fog up.4-2 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • — Air flows from defroster outlets and the front and rear floor outlets. — Air flows mainly from defroster outlets. The air flow control dial also has intermediate positions which allow the air flow to be distrib- uted between 2 of the icon positions on the air flow control dial. Temperature control dial The temperature control dial allows you to adjust the temperature of the outlet air. To lower the LHA0489 temperature, turn the dial to the left. To increase the temperature, turn the dial to the right.1. Fan control dial Air flow control dial2. Temperature control dial The air flow control dial allows you to select the Air recirculation button3. Air flow control dial air flow outlets.4. Air conditioner button NOTE:5. Rear window defrost button MAX — Air flows from center and side The air recirculation feature is available6. Air recirculation button A/C vents with maximum cooling (air only on those vehicles equipped with air conditioning). conditioning.CONTROLS — Air flows from center and side ventilators. On position (Indicator light on):Fan control dial Interior air is recirculated inside the vehicle. — Air flows from center and sideThe fan control dial turns the fan on and off, and Press the button to the on position when: ventilators and the front and rearcontrols fan speed. floor outlets. ● driving on a dusty road. — Air flows mainly from the front and ● to prevent traffic fumes from entering pas- rear floor outlets. senger compartment. Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-3 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • ● for maximum cooling when using the air con- HEATER OPERATION Defrosting or defogging ditioner. Heating This mode directs the air to the defrost outlets toOff position (Indicator light off): This mode is used to direct heated air to the foot defrost/defog the windows.Outside air is drawn into the passenger compart- outlets. Some air also flows from the defrostment and distributed through the selected outlet. 1. Turn the air flow control dial to the outlets. position.Use the off position for normal heater or air con- 1. Push the button to the OFF positionditioner operation. 2. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi- for normal heating. The indicator light on tion. Air conditioner button the button will go off. 3. Turn the temperature control dial to the de- 2. Turn the air flow control dial to the sired position between the middle and theStart the engine, turn the fan control dial to the position.desired (1 to 4) position and push the hot position.button to turn on the air conditioner. The indicator 3. Turn the fan control dial to the desired position. ● To quickly remove ice or fog from the win-light on the button will come on. Push 4. Turn the temperature control dial to the de- dows, turn the fan control dial to 4 and thethe button again to turn off the air condi- sired position between the middle and the temperature control lever to the full HOTtioner. The indicator light on the button will hot position. position.go off. Ventilation ● When the position is selected, the airThe air conditioner cooling function oper- conditioner automatically turns on (however,ates only when the engine is running. This mode directs outside air to the side and the indicator light will not illuminate) if the center ventilators. outside temperature is more than 36°FRear window defroster switch 1. Push the button to the OFF position. (2°C). The air conditioning system will con-For more information about the rear window de- The indicator light on the button will tinue to operate until the fan control dial isfroster switch, see “Rear window and outside go off. turned to OFF or the vehicle is shut off, evenmirror (if so equipped) defroster switch” in the if the air flow control dial is turned to a“Instruments and controls” section of this manual. 2. Turn the air flow control dial to the position other than the position. This position. dehumidifies the air which helps defog the windshield. The mode automatically 3. Turn the fan control dial to the desired position. turns off, allowing outside air to be drawn 4. Turn the temperature control dial to the de- into the passenger compartment to further sired position. improve the defogging performance.4-4 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 08/07/06—cathy ੭
  • Bi-level heating the indicator light on the button will Cooling not come on) if the outside temperature isThe bi-level mode directs warmed air to the side more than 36°F (2°C). If in defrost mode for This mode is used to cool and dehumidify the air.and center vents and to the front and rear floor more than one minute, the air conditioning 1. Push the button to the off position.outlets. system will continue to operate until the fan control dial is turned to OFF or the vehicle is 2. Turn the air flow control dial to the 1. Push the button to the OFF position. shut off, even if the air flow control dial is position. The indicator light on the button will go off. turned to a position other than the 3. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi- position. This dehumidifies the air which tion. 2. Turn the air flow control dial to the helps defog the windshield. The position. 4. Push the button. The indicator light mode automatically turns off, allowing out- 3. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi- side air to be drawn into the passenger comes on. tion. compartment to further improve the defog- 5. Turn the temperature control dial to the de- 4. Turn the temperature control dial to the de- ging performance. sired position. sired position. Operating tips ● For quick cooling when the outside tem-Heating and defogging perature is high, push the button to Clear snow and ice from the wiper blades the on position (indicator light on). Be sureThis mode heats the interior and defogs the wind- and air inlet in front of the windshield. This to return the button to the off positionshield. improves heater operation. for normal cooling. 1. Turn the air flow control dial to the AIR CONDITIONER OPERATION Dehumidified defogging position. Start the engine, turn the fan control dial to the 2. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi- This mode is used to defog the windows and desired position, and push in the button to tion. dehumidify the air. activate the air conditioner. When the air condi- 3. Turn the temperature control dial to the de- tioner is on, cooling and dehumidifying functions 1. Turn the air flow control dial to the sired position between the middle and the are added to the heater operation. position. hot position. The air conditioner cooling function oper- 2. Turn the fan control dial to the desired posi- ● When the position is selected, the air ates only when the engine is running. tion. conditioner automatically turns on (however, Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-5 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 3. Push the button. The indicator light ● The air conditioning system should be comes on. operated for approximately 10 minutes at least once a month. This helps pre-When the , or positions in between vent damage to the system due to lackare selected, the air conditioner automatically of lubrication.turns on (however, the indicator light will notilluminate) if the outside temperature is more than ● A visible mist may be seen coming from the36°F (2°C). The air conditioning system will con- ventilators in hot, humid conditions as the airtinue to operate until the fan control dial is turned is cooled rapidly. This does not indicate ato OFF or the vehicle is shut off, even if the air flow malfunction.control dial is turned to a position other than ● If the engine coolant temperaturethe position. This dehumidifies the air gauge indicates engine coolant tem-which helps defog the windshield. The perature over the normal range, turnmode automatically turns off, allowing outside air the air conditioner off. See “If yourto be drawn into the passenger compartment to vehicle overheats” in the “In case offurther improve the defogging performance. emergency” section of this manual. 4. Turn the temperature control dial to the de- sired position. AIR FLOW CHARTSOperating tips The following charts show the button and dial positions for MAXIMUM AND QUICK heating, ● Keep the windows closed while the air con- cooling or defrosting. For additional information ditioner is in operation. on heating and cooling see “Heater and air con- ditioner” in this section”. The air recirculation ● After parking in the sun, drive for 2 or 3 ( ) button should always be in the OFF minutes with the windows open to vent hot position for heating and defrosting. air from the passenger compartment. Then, close the windows. This allows the air con- ditioner to cool the interior more quickly.4-6 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
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  • SERVICING AIR CONDITIONER The air conditioner system in your NISSAN ve- hicle is charged with a refrigerant designed with the environment in mind. This refrigerant does not harm the earth’s ozone layer. Special charging equipment and lubricant is re- quired when servicing your NISSAN air condi- tioner. Using improper refrigerants or lubricants will cause severe damage to your air conditioner system. See “Air conditioner system refrigerant and lubricant recommendations” in the “Techni- cal and consumer information” section of this manual. A NISSAN dealer is able to service your “environ- mentally friendly” air conditioning system. WARNING The air conditioner system contains re- frigerant under high pressure. To avoid personal injury, any air conditioner ser- vice should be done only by an experi- enced technician with proper equipment.LHA0533 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-9 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • AUDIO SYSTEMRADIO Reception conditions will constantly change be- Multipath reception: Because of the reflective cause of vehicle movement. Buildings, terrain, characteristics of FM signals, direct and reflectedTurn the ignition key to the ACC or ON position signal distance and interference from other ve- signals reach the receiver at the same time. Theand press the PWR (power)/VOL (volume) knob hicles can work against ideal reception. De- signals may cancel each other, resulting in mo-to turn the radio on. If you listen to the radio with scribed below are some of the factors that can mentary flutter or loss of sound.the engine not running, the key should be turned affect your radio reception.to the ACC position. AM RADIO RECEPTION FM RADIO RECEPTIONRadio reception is affected by station signal AM signals, because of their low frequency, canstrength, distance from radio transmitter, build- Range: FM range is normally limited to 25 – 30 bend around objects and skip along the ground.ings, bridges, mountains and other external influ- miles (40 – 48 km), with monaural (single chan- In addition, the signals can be bounced off theences. Intermittent changes in reception quality nel) FM having slightly more range than stereo ionosphere and bent back to earth. Because ofnormally are caused by these external influences. FM. External influences may sometimes interfere these characteristics, AM signals are also sub- with FM station reception even if the FM station is ject to interference as they travel from transmitterUsing a cellular phone in or near the ve- within 25 miles (40 km). The strength of the FM to receiver.hicle may influence radio reception quality. signal is directly related to the distance between Fading: Occurs while the vehicle is passingRadio reception the transmitter and receiver. FM signals follow a through freeway underpasses or in areas with line-of-sight path, exhibiting many of the sameYour NISSAN radio system is equipped with many tall buildings. It can also occur for several characteristics as light. For example, they willstate-of-the-art electronic circuits to enhance ra- seconds during ionospheric turbulence even in reflect off objects.dio reception. These circuits are designed to areas where no obstacles exist.extend reception range, and to enhance the qual- Fade and drift: As your vehicle moves away from Static: Caused by thunderstorms, electricality of that reception. a station transmitter, the signals will tend to fade power lines, electric signs and even traffic lights. and/or drift.However there are some general characteristics Static and flutter: During signal interference from SATELLITE RADIO RECEPTION (if soof both FM and AM radio signals that can affectradio reception quality in a moving vehicle, even buildings, large hills or due to antenna position equipped)when the finest equipment is used. These char- (usually in conjunction with increased distance When the satellite radio is first installed or theacteristics are completely normal in a given re- from the station transmitter) static or flutter can battery has been replaced, the satellite radio mayception area, and do not indicate any malfunction be heard. This can be reduced by adjusting the not work properly. This is not a malfunction. Waitin your NISSAN radio system. treble control to reduce treble response. more than 10 minutes with satellite radio ON and4-10 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 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 can only be installed in vehicles that closed could damage the CD and/or CDwere factory pre-wired for satellite radio. Satellite changer.radio is not available in Alaska, Hawaii and Guam. ● Only one CD can be loaded into the CDSatellite radio performance may be affected if player at a time.cargo carried on the roof blocks the satellite radio ● Only use high quality 4.7 inches (12 cm)signal. round discs that have the “COMPACTIf possible, do not put cargo over the satellite disc DIGITAL AUDIO” logo on the discantenna. 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. Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-11 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • ● 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. ● WMA — Windows Media Audio (WMA)* is a ● Confirm that the CD is not bent or compressed audio format created by Mi- ● The following CDs may not work prop- warped and it is free of scratches. crosoft as an alternative to MP3. The WMA erly: PRESS EJECT: codec offers greater file compression than ● Copy control compact discs (CCCD) the MP3 codec, enabling storage of more This is an error due to excessive tem- digital audio tracks in the same amount of ● Recordable compact discs (CD-R) perature inside the player. Remove the space when compared to MP3s at the same ● Rewritable compact discs (CD-RW) CD by pressing the EJECT button. After level of quality. a short time, reinsert the CD. The CD ● Do not use the following CDs as they ● Bit rate — Bit rate denotes the number of can be played when the temperature of may cause the CD player to malfunc- bits per second used by a digital music file. the player returns to normal. tion: The size and quality of a compressed digital UNPLAYABLE: audio file is determined by the bit rate used ● 3.1 in (8 cm) discs with an adapter when encoding the file. The file is unplayable in this audio sys- ● CDs that are not round tem (only MP3 or WMA CD). ● Sampling frequency — Sampling frequency ● CDs with a paper label is the rate at which the samples of a signal Compact Disc with MP3 or WMA are converted from analog to digital (A/D ● CDs that are warped, scratched, or conversion) per second. have abnormal edges Terms: ● MP3 — MP3 is short for Moving Pictures ● Multisession — Multisession is one of the ● This audio system can only play pre- methods for writing data to media. Writing recorded CDs. It has no capability to Experts Group Audio Layer 3. MP3 is the most well-known compressed digital audio data once to the media is called a single record or burn CDs. session, and writing more than once is called 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 a multisession. 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 with4-12 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • ● ID3/WMA Tag — The ID3/WMA tag is the Playback order: part of the encoded MP3 or WMA file that Music playback order of a CD with MP3 or WMA contains information about the digital music files is as illustrated. file such as song title, artist, encoding bit rate, track time duration, etc. ID3 tag infor- ● The names of folders not containing MP3 or mation is displayed on the Artist/song title WMA files are not shown in the display. line on the display. ● If there is a file in the top level of the disc,* Windowsா and Windows Mediaா are regis- “Root Folder” is displayed.tered trademarks and trademarks in the UnitedStates of America and other countries of Mi- ● The playback order is the order in which thecrosoft Corporation of the USA. files were written by the writing software. Therefore, the files might not play in the desired order. WHA0773 Playback order chart Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-13 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 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 MP3 Sampling frequency 8 kHz - 48 kHz Supported Bit rate 8 kbps - 320 kbps, VBR versions*1 WMA Version WMA7, WMA8, WMA9 Sampling frequency 32 kHz - 48 kHz Bit rate 48 kbps - 192 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 (Max. 255 files for one folder) Text character number limitation 128 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*2 UNICODE (UTF-8), 06: UNICODE (Non-UTF-16 BOM Little Endian)*1 Files created with a combination of 48 kHz sampling frequency and 64 kbps bit rate cannot be played.*2 Available codes depend on what kind of media, versions and information are going to be displayed.4-14 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 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. If there is a temperature increase error, the CD player will play correctly after it returns to the normal temperature.Cannot play 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 finalization process, such as session close and disc close, is done for the disc. Check if the disc is protected by copyright. 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/WMA 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/WMA file has been given an extension of “.MP3”, “.WMA”, .“mp3”or “.wma”, or when play is prohibited by copyright protection, therenext song when playing will be approximately 5 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 order Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-15 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • FM/AM RADIO WITH COMPACT DISC (CD) PLAYER (if so equipped) For all operation precautions, see ЉAudio opera- tion precautionsЉ earlier in this section. PWR/VOL control knob Turn the ignition key to the ACC or ON position, then press the PWR/VOL control knob. If you listen to the radio with the engine not running, turn the key to the ACC position. The mode (radio or CD) that was playing immediately before the system was turned off resumes playing. When no CD is loaded, the radio comes on. Pressing the PWR/VOL control knob again turns the system off. Turn the PWR/VOL control knob to the right to increase volume or to the left to decrease volume. AUDIO button (Bass, Treble, Fade, Bal- ance): Press the AUDIO button to change the mode as WHA0586 follows:1. PRESET A·B·C button 7. AUDIO button BASS → TREB → FAD → BAL → Audio or OFF2. Display screen 8. Station select (1 - 6) buttons → BASS3. CD button 9. SEEK/TRACK (FF/REV) button To adjust Bass, Treble, Fade and Balance, press4. CD eject button 10. PWR/VOL control knob the AUDIO button until the desired mode ap-5. CD insert slot 11. BAND button pears in the display. Press the SEEK/TRACK6. MENU button button to adjust Bass and Treble to the desired4-16 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • level. You can also use the SEEK/TRACK button FM/AM radio operation SEEK tuningto adjust Fader and Balance modes. Fader ad-justs the sound level between the front and rear FM/AM band select: While in SEEK tuning mode, press thespeakers and Balance adjusts the sound be- Pressing the BAND button will change the band SEEK/TRACK button or for lesstween the right and left speakers. as follows: than 1.5 seconds. SEEK tuning begins from low to high frequencies or high to low frequencies,Once you have adjusted the sound quality to the AM ←→ FM depending on which button is pressed, and stopsdesired level, press the AUDIO button repeatedly at the next broadcasting station. Press theuntil the radio or CD display reappears. Other- When the BAND button is pressed while the ignition switch is in the ACC or ON position, the button, once the highest broadcasting station iswise, the radio or CD display will automatically reached, the radio continues in the SEEK modereappear after about 7 seconds. radio will come on at the station last played. at the lowest broadcasting station. PressClock set If a compact disc is playing when the BAND the button, once the lowest broadcasting button is pressed, the compact disc will auto- station is reached, the radio continues in the 1. Press and hold the MENU button until it matically be turned off and the last radio station SEEK mode at the highest broadcasting station. beeps (for more than 2 seconds) to enter the played will come on. clock set mode. Manual tuning The FM stereo indicator, ST, illuminates during 2. The hours will start flashing. Press the FM stereo reception. When the stereo broadcast While in TUNE mode, press the SEEK/TRACK SEEK/TRACK button or to ad- signal is weak, the radio automatically changes button or for manual tuning. Press just the hours. from stereo to monaural reception. and hold the SEEK/TRACK button 3. Press the MENU button until the radio beeps MENU button: or to move quickly through the channels. to switch to the minute adjustment. SCAN tuning Press the MENU button while the radio is playing 4. The minutes will start flashing. Press the to change the tuning mode as follows: While in SCAN tuning mode, press and hold the SEEK/TRACK button or to ad- SEEK tuning mode → TUNE mode → SCAN SEEK/TRACK button or for more just the minutes. tuning mode than 1.5 seconds. 5. Press the MENU button again to exit the TUNE and SCAN are shown in the display win- Scan tuning begins from low to high frequencies clock set mode. dow for each mode. No icon is displayed for or high to low frequencies, depending on whichThe display will return to the regular clock display SEEK tuning. SEEK/TRACK button or is pressed.after 7 seconds, or press the MENU button again scan tuning stops at each broadcasting stationto return to the regular clock display. for 5 seconds. When scanning, SCAN illumi- Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-17 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • nates in the display and the radio station blinks. If the battery cable is disconnected, or if the fuse When SEEK/TRACK button is pressed,When temporarily stopped on a station, SCAN opens, the radio memory will be canceled. In that the track being played returns to the beginning.blinks and the radio station display is solid. case, reset the desired stations. Press SEEK/TRACK button several timesPressing the SEEK/TRACK button to skip back several tracks. Each time the buttonor again during this 5 second period stops Compact disc (CD) player operation is pressed the CD moves back 1 track.scan tuning and the radio remains tuned to that Turn the ignition key to the ACC or ON position, SEEK/TRACK (FF/REV)radio station. and carefully insert the compact disc into the slot button:Station memory operations: with the label side up. The compact disc is auto- matically pulled into the slot and starts to play. Press and hold the SEEK/TRACK button18 stations can be set for the FM and AM radio to or while a compact disc is playing, thethe A, B and C preset button in any combination If the radio is already operating, it automatically compact disc plays at an increased speed whileof AM or FM stations. turns off and the compact disc begins to play. fast forwarding or rewinding. When the button is released, the compact disc returns to normal play 1. Press the PRESET A·B·C button to change CD button: speed. between storage banks. The radio displays When the CD button is pressed with a compact MENU button: the icon A, B or C to indicate which set of disc loaded and the radio playing, the radio turns presets are active. off and the compact disc starts to play. When the MENU button is pressed while the compact disc is playing, the play pattern changes 2. Tune to the desired station using manual SEEK/TRACK button: as follows: TUNE or SEEK tuning. Press and hold any of the desired station memory buttons (1 – 6) When the SEEK/TRACK button is RPT ←→ MIX ←→ Normal until a beep sound is heard. (The radio mutes pressed while the compact disc is playing, the RPT: The track that is currently playing will be when the select button is pressed.) next track following the present one starts to play repeated. from the beginning. Press SEEK/TRACK 3. The channel indicator will then come on and MIX: The order of the tracks on the disc will be button several times to skip several tracks. the sound will resume. Programming is now mixed during play, not following the sequence on Each time the button is pressed, the CD ad- complete. the compact disc. The same track may be re- vances 1 additional track. The track number ap- peated twice. Press the button while in the 4. Other buttons can be set in the same man- pears in the display window. (When the last track MIX mode and tracks will be chosen at random. ner. on the compact disc is skipped, the first track is played.) When a new compact disc is inserted, the play pattern automatically changes to normal.4-18 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • CD EJECT:When the button is pressed with a com-pact disc loaded, the compact disc will beejected.When the button is pressed while thecompact disc is playing, the compact disc willeject and the system will turn off.CD IN indicator:This indicator appears on the display whena CD is loaded with the audio system on. WHA0735 1. PRESET A·B·C button 7. AUX button 2. Display screen 8. SCAN RPT button 3. DISP/CLOCK button 9. CAT FOLDER button 4. SEEK/TRACK button 10. LOAD button 5. CD button 11. CD insert slot 6. RADIO button* 12. CD eject button Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-19 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 13. PWR/VOL control knob Audio main operation sound level between the front and rear speakers14. Station and CD select (1 – 6) buttons and Balance adjusts the sound between the right POWER/VOLUME control: and left speakers.15. AUDIO and TUNE button Turn the ignition key to ACC or ON, and then To change the SSV mode to OFF, LOW, MID or *No satellite radio reception is available press the PWR/VOL control knob while the sys- HIGH, turn the Tuning knob to the right or left. when the RADIO button is pressed to tem is off to call up the mode (radio or CD) which was playing immediately before the system was Once you have adjusted the sound quality to the access satellite radio stations unless turned off. desired level, press the AUDIO knob repeatedly optional satellite receiver and antenna until the radio or CD display reappears. Other- are installed and an XMா or SIRIUS™ To turn the system off, press the PWR/VOL con- wise, the radio or CD display will automatically satellite radio service subscription is trol knob. reappear after about 10 seconds. active. Satellite radio can only be in- Turn the PWR/VOL control knob to adjust the Clock set stalled in vehicles that were factory pre- volume. wired for satellite radio. Satellite radio is 1. Press the DISP/CLOCK button until it This vehicle may be equipped with Speed Sen- beeps (>1.5 seconds). not available in Alaska, Hawaii and sitive Volume (SSV) for audio. The audio volume Guam. changes as the driving speed changes. 2. The hours will start flashing. Press the CATFM/AM/SAT RADIO WITH AUDIO knob (BASS, MIDRANGE, TREBLE, FOLDER or button or SEEKCOMPACT DISC (CD) CHANGER FADE, BALANCE and SSV if so equipped): TRACK or button to adjust the hours.No satellite radio reception is available when the Press the AUDIO knob to change the mode as follows: 3. Press the DISP/CLOCK button again toRADIO button is pressed to access satellite radio switch to the minute adjustment.stations unless optional satellite receiver and an- BASS → MID → TREBLE → FADE → BALANCEtenna are installed and an XMா or SIRIUS™ sat- → SSV (if so equipped) 4. Press the CAT FOLDER orellite radio service subscription is active. Satellite button or SEEK TRACK orradio can only be installed in vehicles that were To adjust Bass, Mid (Midrange), Treble, Fade and button to adjust the minutes.factory pre-wired for satellite radio. Satellite radio Balance, press the AUDIO knob until the desired mode appears in the display. Turn the Tuning 5. Press the DISP/CLOCK button again to exitis not available in Alaska, Hawaii and Guam. knob to adjust Bass and Treble to the desired the clock set mode. level. You can also use the Tuning knob to adjust Fader and Balance modes. Fader adjusts the4-20 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • The display will return to the regular clock display ● Track number mode displays the number ● Track title mode displays the track title of theafter 7 seconds, or you may press the selected disc and the track that is currently MP3/WMA file.DISP/CLOCK button again to return to the regu- being played on the disk. ● Folder title mode displays the folder namelar clock display. ● Disc number mode displays the current disc given to the MP3 folder.DISP (display) button: number playing in the changer. Display satellite radio display mode (if soThis DISP (display) button will show text about MP3 display mode equipped)MP3, SAT or CD information in the audio display. To change the text displayed when listening to an To change the text displayed when listening toCD display mode MP3/WMA CD with MP3/WMA text (when CD satellite radio (if so equipped) press the DISP with text is being used), press the DISP button. button. The DISP button will scroll through theTo change the text displayed while playing a CD The DISP button will scroll through the CD text as broadcast information as follows: Name ←→with text, press the DISP button. The DISP button follows: Track title ←→ Folder title ←→ Artist Title ←→ Current display mode.will allow you to scroll through CD text as follows: title ←→ Disc number ←→ Folder number.Disc title ←→ Track title. To change the default display mode press the To change the default display mode, press the AUDIO button to display mode and press theTo change the default display mode, press the AUDIO knob repeatedly until DISPLAY MODE TUNE button to select the following displayAUDIO knob repeatedly until DISPLAY MODE appears on the display, then rotate the knob to modes: Channel number ←→ Channel nameappears on the display, then rotate the knob to select the following display modes: Disc number ←→ Folder number. ←→ Name ←→ Title. Once the display mode isselect the following display modes: Disc number selected press the AUDIO button again to store←→ Folder number. Once a display mode is selected, press the AU- the setting. If the AUDIO button is not pressedOnce the display mode is selected, press the DIO knob again to store the setting. after 8 seconds the display will refresh with theAUDIO knob again to store the setting. If the ● Folder number mode displays the selected last selected display mode setting.AUDIO knob is not pressed within 8 seconds, the folder number and the track number that is ● Channel number mode displays the channeldisplay will refresh with the last selected display currently being played. number of the selected satellite radio sta-mode setting. ● Disc number mode displays the selected tion. ● Track title mode displays the title of the se- disc number and the track number that is ● Channel name mode displays the channel lected CD track. currently being played. name of the selected satellite radio station. ● Disc title mode displays the title of the CD ● Artist title mode displays the artist title of the being played. MP3/WMA file. Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-21 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • ● Name mode displays the name of the artist, satellite radio is not operational then the RADIO seconds. When the button is released the radio host or weather condition of the selected button is used to toggle between AM and FM will seek to the next broadcasting station. satellite radio station. bands. SCAN RPT tuning (Type A, B and D only): ● Title mode displays the song title, show If a compact disc is playing when the RADIO Press the SCAN RPT button for more than 1.5 name, or temperature of the selected satel- button is pushed, the compact disc will automati- seconds to stop at each broadcasting station lite radio station. cally be turned off and the last radio station played will come on. (AM, FM or SAT if so equipped) for 5 seconds.FM/AM/SAT radio operation Pressing the button again during this 5 second The FM stereo indicator ST will glow during FM period will stop scan tuning and the radio willFM/AM/SAT band select: stereo reception. When the stereo broadcast remain tuned to that station. If the SCAN RPT signal is weak, the radio will automatically change button is not pressed within 5 seconds, scanPushing the RADIO button will change the band from stereo to monaural reception. tuning moves to the next station.as follows: CAT FOLDER (tuning) PRESET A·B·C (Station memory opera-AM ←→ FM or SAT (satellite, if so equipped) button: tions):When the RADIO button is pushed while the To manually tune the radio, press the CATignition switch is in the ACC or ON position, the 18 stations can be set for the FM, AM and SAT FOLDER button or or turn the tun-radio will come on at the station last played. (satellite, if so equipped) radio to the A, B and C ing knob to right or left. preset button in any combination of FM, AM orThe last station played will also come on when To move quickly through the channels, press and SAT stations.the POWER/VOLUME control knob is de- hold either the or button down forpressed to ON. more than 1.5 seconds. 1. Choose preset bank A, B or C using the PRESET A·B·C select button.No satellite radio reception is available when the SEEK/TRACK tuning but-RADIO button is pressed to access satellite radio ton: 2. Select the desired FM, AM or SAT stationstations unless optional satellite receiver and an- band. Press the SEEK/TRACK button ortenna are installed and an XMா or SIRIUS™ sat- for less than 1.5 seconds to tune from high to low 3. Tune to the desired station using manual,ellite radio service subscription is active. Satellite or low to high frequencies and stop at the next SEEK or SCAN tuning. Press and hold anyradio can only be installed in vehicles that were broadcasting station. of the desired station memory buttons (1 –factory pre-wired for satellite radio. Satellite radio 6) until a beep sound is heard.is not available in Alaska, Hawaii and Guam. If To seek quickly through the channels, press and hold the SEEK/TRACK button for more than 1.54-22 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 4. The channel indicator will then come on and Compact disc (CD) changer operation CD button: the sound will resume. Programming is now Turn the ignition key to the ACC or ON position When the CD button is pressed with the system complete. and insert the compact disc into the slot with the off and the compact disc loaded, the system will 5. Other buttons can be set in the same man- label side facing up. The compact disc will be turn on and the compact disc will start to play. ner. guided automatically into the slot and start play- When the CD button is pressed with the com-If the battery cable is disconnected, or if the fuse ing. To insert the disc, first press the LOAD pact disc loaded with the radio playing, the radioopens, the radio memory will be canceled. In that button. will automatically be turned off and the compactcase, reset the desired stations. disc will start to play. If the radio is already operating, it will automati-Radio data system (RDS): cally turn off and the compact disc will play. SEEK/TRACK button:RDS stands for Radio Data System, and is a data If the system has been turned off while the com- When the button is pressed for less thaninformation service transmitted by some radio pact disc was playing, pressing the PWR/VOL 1.5 seconds while a compact disc is playing, thestations on the FM band (not AM band). Cur- control knob will start the compact disc. track being played returns to its beginning. Pressrently, most RDS stations are in large cities, but Do not use 3.1 in (8 cm) diameter compact discs several times to skip back through tracks. Themany stations are now considering broadcasting compact disc will go back the number of times in the CD changer.RDS data. the button is pressed. LOAD button:RDS can display: When the button is pressed for less than To insert a CD in the CD changer, press the load 1.5 seconds while the compact disc is playing, ● Station call sign, such as “WHFR 98.3”. the next track will start to play from its beginning. button for less than 1.5 seconds. Select Press several times to skip through tracks. The ● Station name, such as “The Groove”. the loading slot by pressing the CD insert select compact disc will advance the number of times button (1 – 6), then insert the CD. the button is pressed. (When the last track on the ● Music or programming type such as “Clas- sical”, “Country”, or “Rock”. To insert 6 CDs to the CD changer, press the compact disc is skipped through, the first track load button for more than 1.5 seconds. will be played.) ● Artist and song information. The slot numbers (1 – 6) will illuminate on the CAT FOLDER button:If the station broadcasts RDS information, the display when CDs are loaded into the changer.RDS icon is displayed. While playing a CD, press the CAT FOLDER button or to fast forward or rewind a track on a CD. Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-23 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • MP3 CAT FOLDER but- CD EJECT: ton: Current/Selected disc:While playing an MP3 CD, press the CATFOLDER button or to scan back- ● Press the button, then press the slotward or forward through available folders. number (1 – 6) for the desired disc. The compact disc will be ejected. If no slot num-Press and hold the CAT FOLDER button ber (1 – 6) is pressed, the current loadedor to fast forward or rewind a track on an disc will be ejected. Also, if the ejected discMP3 CD. is not removed within 15 seconds, the discCD select buttons: will reload.To play another CD that has been loaded, press a All discs:CD select button (1 – 6). ● Press and hold the button for moreSCAN/RPT: than 1.5 seconds. The compact discs will be ejected one by one. If a disc is not removed LHA0733When the SCAN/RPT play button is pushed within 15 seconds, or the button is AUX jack (if so equipped)while the compact disc is played, the play pattern pressed again during the eject sequence,can be changed as follows: the entire disc eject sequence will be can- The AUX jack ᭺ is located above the power 1 celed. outlet. The AUX audio input jack accepts anyALL DISC RPT → 1 DISC RPT→ 1 TRACK RPT standard analog audio input such as from a por-→ ALL DISC RDM → 1 DISC RDM → ALL DISC When this button is pressed while the compact table cassette tape player, MP3 player or laptopRPT disc is being played, the compact disc will eject computers. and the last source will be played.ALL DISC RPT: All discs loaded will be repeated. Press the AUX button to play a compatible device1 DISC RPT: The disc that is currently playing will CD IN indicator: when it is plugged into the AUX jack.be repeated.1 TRACK RPT: The track that is currently playing The slot numbers (1 – 6) will illuminate if CDswill be repeated have been loaded into the changer in CD modeALL DISC RDM: Tracks from all discs will be only.played randomly1 DISC RDM: Tracks from the disc that is cur-rently playing will be played randomly4-24 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • ● A new disc may be rough on the inner and outer edges. Remove the rough edges by rubbing the inner and outer edges with the side of a pen or pencil as illustrated. LHA0049 LHA0269CD CARE AND CLEANING 1. Volume control switch 2. MODE select switch● Handle a CD by its edges. Do not bend the disc. Never touch the surface of the disc. 3. POWER on/off switch 4. Tuning switch● Always place the discs in the storage case when they are not being used. STEERING WHEEL SWITCH FOR AUDIO CONTROL (if so equipped)● To clean a disc, wipe the surface from the center to the outer edge using a clean, soft The audio system can be operated using the cloth. Do not wipe the disc using a circular controls on the steering wheel. motion. POWER on/off switch● Do not use a conventional record cleaner or alcohol intended for industrial use. With the ignition key turned to the ACC or ON position, push the POWER switch to turn the audio system on or off. Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-25 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • CAR PHONE OR CB RADIO“MODE” select switch Change disc (CD) (if so equipped): When installing a CB, ham radio or car phone inPush the mode select switch to change the your NISSAN, be sure to observe the following Push the SEEK tuning switch or formodes: more than 1.5 seconds to change the playing precautions, otherwise the new equipment may disc up or down. adversely affect the engine control system andPRESET A → PRESET B → PRESET C → CD* other electronic parts.→ AUX** → PRESET A ANTENNA*This mode is only available when a CD is loaded. WARNING The antenna cannot be shortened, but can be**This mode is only available when a compatible removed. When you need to remove the antenna, ● A cellular telephone should not be usedauxiliary device is plugged into the AUX jack. turn the antenna rod counterclockwise. while driving so full attention may be given to vehicle operation. Some juris-Volume control switch To install the antenna rod, turn the antenna clock- dictions prohibit the use of cellular tele- wise. Tighten the antenna rod to specificationPush the volume control switch up or down to phones while driving. using a suitable tool such as an open-endincrease or decrease the volume. wrench. The antenna rod tightening specification ● If you must make a call while your ve- is 2.0 – 2.6 N·m (18 – 23 in-lb). Do not use pliers hicle is in motion, the hands free cellu- Tuning to tighten the antenna as they can leave marks on lar phone operational mode (if so the antenna surface. The antenna rod cannot be equipped) is highly recommended. Ex-Memory change (radio): hand tightened to the proper specification. ercise extreme caution at all times soPush the tuning switch ( or ) for less full attention may be given to vehiclethan 1.5 seconds to change presets. CAUTION operation.Seek tuning (radio): Always properly tighten the antenna rod ● If a conversation in a moving vehicle during installation or the antenna rod may requires you to take notes, pull off thePush the tuning switch ( or ) for road to a safe location and stop your break during vehicle operation.more than 1.5 seconds to seek the next or previ- vehicle before doing so.ous radio station.Next/Previous track (CD): CAUTIONPush the tuning switch or for less ● Keep the antenna as far away as pos-than 1.5 seconds to return to the beginning of the sible from the electronic controlpresent track or skip to the next track. Push modules.several times to skip back or skip through tracks.4-26 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 08/07/06—cathy ੭
  • ● Keep the antenna wire more than 8 in (20 cm) away from the electronic con- trol system harnesses. Do not route the antenna wire next to any harness.● Adjust the antenna standing-wave ratio as recommended by the manufacturer.● Connect the ground wire from the CB radio chassis to the body.● For details, consult a NISSAN dealer.● Do not ground electrical accessories directly to the battery terminal. Doing so, will bypass the variable voltage con- trol system and the vehicle battery may not charge completely. Refer to “Vari- able voltage control system” in the “Maintenance and do-it-yourself” sec- tion later in this manual.● Use electrical accessories with the en- gine running to avoid discharging the vehicle battery. Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-27 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 08/07/06—cathy ੭
  • 5 Starting and drivingPrecautions when starting and driving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2 Cruise control operations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-19 Exhaust gas (carbon monoxide) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2 Break-in schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-20 Three-way catalyst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2 Increasing fuel economy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-20 Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . . 5-3 Using four wheel drive (4WD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-21 On-pavement and off-road driving Transfer case shifting procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-21 precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5 Electronic locking rear differential (E-Lock) system Avoiding collision and rollover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5 (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-26 Drinking alcohol/drugs and driving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5 Parking/parking on hills. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-28 Driving safety precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6 Power steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-29Ignition switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-8 Brake system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-29 Automatic transmission. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-8 Brake precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-29 Manual transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9 Anti-lock braking system (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-30 Key positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9 Active brake limited slip (ABLS) system Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-31 (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-10 Vehicle dynamic control (VDC) systemBefore starting the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-10 (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-31Starting the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-10 Hill descent control (HDC) system (if so equipped). . . 5-33Driving the vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11 Hill start assist (HSA) system (if so equipped) . . . . . . . 5-34 Automatic transmission. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11 Cold weather driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-34 Manual transmission (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-15 Freeing a frozen door lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-34Parking brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-17 Anti-freeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-34Cruise control (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-18 Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-34 Precautions on cruise control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-18 Draining of coolant water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-35 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • Tire equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-35 Driving on snow or ice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-35Special winter equipment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-35 Engine block heater (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-36 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • PRECAUTIONS WHEN STARTINGAND DRIVING WARNING ● If you suspect that exhaust fumes are ● The exhaust system and body should be entering the vehicle, drive with all win- inspected by a qualified mechanic● Do not leave children or adults who dows fully open, and have the vehicle whenever: would normally require the assistance inspected immediately. of others alone in your vehicle. Pets a. The vehicle is raised for service. should also not be left alone. They ● Do not run the engine in closed spaces b. You suspect that exhaust fumes are could accidentally injure themselves or such as a garage. entering into the passenger others through inadvertent operation of ● Do not park the vehicle with the engine compartment. the vehicle. Also, on hot, sunny days, running for any extended length of time. temperatures in a closed vehicle could c. You notice a change in the sound of quickly become high enough to cause ● Keep the lift gate and rear windows the exhaust system. severe or possibly fatal injuries to closed while driving, otherwise exhaust d. You have had an accident involving people or animals. gases could be drawn into the passen- damage to the exhaust system, un- ger compartment. If you must drive with● Properly secure all cargo with ropes or derbody, or rear of the vehicle. the lift gate or rear windows open, fol- straps to help prevent it from sliding or low these precautions: shifting. Do not place cargo higher than THREE-WAY CATALYST the seatbacks. In a sudden stop or col- 1. Open all the windows. The three-way catalyst is an emission control lision, unsecured cargo could cause 2. Set the air recirculation but- device installed in the exhaust system. Exhaust personal injury. ton (if so equipped) to off and the fan gases in the three-way catalyst are burned at control dial to 4 (high) to circulate high temperatures to help reduce pollutants.EXHAUST GAS (carbon monoxide) the air. ● If electrical wiring or other cable con- WARNING WARNING nections must pass to a trailer through ● The exhaust gas and the exhaust sys-● Do not breathe exhaust gases; they the seal on the lift gate or the body, tem are very hot. Keep people, animals contain colorless and odorless carbon follow the manufacturer’s recommen- or flammable materials away from the monoxide. Carbon monoxide is danger- dation to prevent carbon monoxide en- exhaust system components. ous. It can cause unconsciousness or try into the vehicle. death.5-2 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • ● Do not stop or park the vehicle over TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING Your vehicle has also been equipped with a flammable materials such as dry grass, SYSTEM (TPMS) TPMS malfunction indicator to indicate when the waste paper or rags. They may ignite system is not operating properly. The TPMS mal- and cause a fire. Each tire, including the spare (if provided), function indicator is combined with the low tire should be checked monthly when cold and in- pressure telltale. When the system detects a flated to the inflation pressure recommended by malfunction, the telltale will flash for approxi- CAUTION the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle placard mately one minute and then remain continuously● Do not use leaded gasoline. Deposits or tire inflation pressure label. (If your vehicle has illuminated. This sequence will continue upon from leaded gasoline will seriously re- tires of a different size than the size indicated on subsequent vehicle start-ups as long as the mal- duce the three-way catalyst’s ability to the vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label, function exists. When the malfunction indicator is help reduce exhaust pollutants. you should determine the proper tire inflation illuminated, the system may not be able to detect● Keep your engine tuned up. Malfunc- pressure for those tires.) or signal low tire pressure as intended. TPMS tions in the ignition, fuel injection, or As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been malfunctions may occur for a variety of reasons, electrical systems can cause overrich equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system including the installation of replacement or alter- fuel flow into the three-way catalyst, (TPMS) that illuminates a low tire pressure telltale nate tires or wheels on the vehicle that prevent causing it to overheat. Do not keep driv- when one or more of your tires is significantly the TPMS from functioning properly. Always ing if the engine misfires, or if notice- under-inflated. Accordingly, when the low tire pres- check the TPMS malfunction telltale after replac- able loss of performance or other un- sure telltale illuminates, you should stop and check ing one or more tires or wheels on your vehicle to usual operating conditions are your tires as soon as possible, and inflate them to ensure that the replacement or alternate tires and detected. Have the vehicle inspected the proper pressure. Driving on a significantly wheels allow the TPMS to continue to function promptly by a NISSAN dealer. under-inflated tire causes the tire to overheat and properly.● Avoid driving with an extremely low fuel can lead to tire failure. Under-inflation also reduces Additional information: level. Running out of fuel could cause fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect the the engine to misfire, damaging the vehicle’s handling and stopping ability. ● The TPMS does not monitor the tire pres- three-way catalyst. sure of the spare tire. Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for● Do not race the engine while warming it proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s ● The TPMS will activate only when the vehicle up. responsibility to maintain correct tire pressure, is driven at speeds above 16 MPH (25 even if under-inflation has not reached the level to km/h). Also, this system may not detect a● Do not push or tow your vehicle to start trigger illumination of the TPMS low tire pressure sudden drop in tire pressure (for example a the engine. telltale. flat tire while driving). Starting and driving 5-3 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • ● The low tire pressure warning light does not section, “Tire pressure monitoring system ● Replacing tires with those not originally automatically turn off when the tire pressure (TPMS)” in the “In case of emergency” section. specified by NISSAN could affect the is adjusted. After the tire is inflated to the proper operation of the TPMS. recommended pressure, the vehicle must be WARNING driven at speeds above 16 MPH (25 km/h) ● Do not inject any tire liquid or aerosol ● If the low tire pressure warning light tire sealant into the tires, as this may to activate the TPMS and turn off the low tire illuminates while driving, avoid sudden cause a malfunction of the tire pressure pressure warning light. Use a tire pressure steering maneuvers or abrupt braking, sensors. gauge to check the tire pressure. reduce vehicle speed, pull off the road ● Tire pressure rises and falls depending on to a safe location and stop the vehicle CAUTION the heat caused by the vehicle’s operation as soon as possible. Serious vehicle damage could occur and may lead to an Do not place metalized film or any metal and the outside temperature. Low outside accident and could result in serious parts (antenna, etc.) on the windows. This temperature can lower the temperature of personal injury. Check the tire pressure may cause poor reception of the signals the air inside the tire which can cause a from the tire pressure sensors, and the for all four tires. Adjust the tire pressure lower tire inflation pressure. This may cause to the recommended COLD tire pres- TPMS will not function properly. the low tire pressure warning light to illumi- sure shown on the Tire and Loading nate. If the warning light illuminates in low Information label to turn the low tire FCC Notice: ambient temperature, check the tire pres- pressure warning light OFF. If you have Changes or modifications not expressly ap- sure for all four tires. a flat tire, replace it with a spare tire as proved by the party responsible for compli- ● You can also check the pressure of all tires soon as possible. (See “Flat tire” in the ance could void the user’s authority to op- (except the spare tire) on the display screen. “In case of emergency” section for erate the equipment. changing a flat tire.) The order of the tire pressure figures dis- This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC played on the screen does not correspond ● When a spare tire is mounted or a wheel is replaced, tire pressure will not be Rules and RSS-210 of Industry Canada. with the actual order of the tire position. See “Tire pressure information” in the “Display indicated, the TPMS will not function Operation is subject to the following two screen, heater, air conditioner and audio and the low tire pressure warning light conditions: (1) This device may not cause systems” section. will flash. Contact your NISSAN dealer harmful interference, and (2) this device as soon as possible for tire replacement must accept any interference received, in-For additional information, see “Low tire pressure and/or system resetting. cluding interference that may cause undes-warning light” in the “Instruments and controls” ired operation of the device.5-4 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • ON-PAVEMENT AND OFF-ROAD AVOIDING COLLISION AND DRINKING ALCOHOL/DRUGS ANDDRIVING PRECAUTIONS ROLLOVER DRIVINGUtility vehicles have a significantly higherrollover rate than other types of vehicles. WARNING WARNING Failure to operate this vehicle in a safe Never drive under the influence of alcoholThey have higher ground clearance than passen- and prudent manner may result in loss of or drugs. Alcohol in the bloodstream re-ger cars to make them capable of performing in a control or an accident. duces coordination, delays reaction timevariety of on-pavement and off-road applications. and impairs judgement. Driving afterThis gives them a higher center of gravity than Be alert and drive defensively at all times. Obey all drinking alcohol increases the likelihoodordinary cars. An advantage of higher ground traffic regulations. Avoid excessive speed, high of being involved in an accident injuringclearance is a better view of the road, allowing speed cornering, or sudden steering maneuvers, yourself and others. Additionally, if youyou to anticipate problems. However, they are not because these driving practices could cause you are injured in an accident, alcohol candesigned for cornering at the same speeds as to lose control of your vehicle. As with any ve- increase the severity of the injury.conventional two-wheel drive vehicles any more hicle, loss of control could result in a colli-than low-slung sports cars are designed to per- sion with other vehicles or objects, or cause NISSAN is committed to safe driving. However,form satisfactorily under off-road conditions. If at the vehicle to roll over, particularly if the loss you must choose not to drive under the influenceall possible, avoid sharp turns at high speeds. As of control causes the vehicle to slide side- of alcohol. Every year thousands of people arewith other vehicles of this type, failure to operate ways. Be attentive at all times, and avoid driving injured or killed in alcohol-related accidents. Al-this vehicle correctly may result in loss of control when tired. Never drive when under the influence of though the local laws vary on what is consideredor vehicle rollover. In a rollover crash, an unbelted alcohol or drugs (including prescription or over- to be legally intoxicated, the fact is that alcoholperson is significantly more likely to die than a the-counter drugs which may cause drowsiness). affects all people differently and most peopleperson wearing a seat belt. Always wear your seat belt as outlined in the underestimate the effects of alcohol.Be sure to read the driving safety precautions “Safety – Seats, seat belts and supplemental re- Remember, drinking and driving don’t mix! Andlater in this section. straint system” section of this manual, and also that is true for drugs, too (over-the-counter, pre- instruct your passengers to do so. scription, and illegal drugs). Don’t drive if your Seat belts help reduce the risk of injury in collisions ability to operate your vehicle is impaired by alco- and rollovers. In a rollover crash, an unbelted hol, drugs, or some other physical condition. or improperly belted person is significantly more likely to be injured or killed than a person properly wearing a seat belt. Starting and driving 5-5 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • DRIVING SAFETY PRECAUTIONS ● Many hills are too steep for any vehicle. ● Unsecured cargo can be thrown aroundYour NISSAN is designed for both normal and If you drive up them, you may stall. If when driving over rough terrain. Prop- you drive down them, you may not be erly secure all cargo so it will not beoff-road use. However, avoid driving in deep wa- able to control your speed. If you drive thrown forward and cause injury to youter or mud as your NISSAN is mainly designed for across them, you may roll over. or your passengers.leisure use, unlike a conventional off-road ve-hicle. ● Do not shift gears while driving on ● To avoid raising the center of gravity downhill grades as this could cause excessively, do not exceed the ratedRemember that two-wheel drive models are less loss of control of the vehicle. capacity of the roof rack/gear bin (if socapable than four-wheel drive models for rough equipped) and evenly distribute theroad driving and extrication when stuck in deep ● Stay alert when driving to the top of a load. Secure heavy loads in the cargosnow or mud, or the like. hill. At the top there could be a drop-off area as far forward and as low as pos- or other hazard that could cause an sible. Do not equip the vehicle with tiresPlease observe the following precautions: accident. larger than specified in this manual. ● If your engine stalls or you cannot make This could cause your vehicle to roll WARNING it to the top of a steep hill, never at- over.● Drive carefully when off the road and tempt to turn around. Your vehicle ● Do not grip the inside or spokes of the avoid dangerous areas. Every person could tip or roll over. Always back steering wheel when driving off-road. who drives or rides in this vehicle straight down in R (Reverse) gear. Never The steering wheel could move sud- should be seated with their seat belt back down in N (Neutral) or with the denly and injure your hands. Instead fastened. This will keep you and your clutch depressed (manual transmission drive with your fingers and thumbs on passengers in position when driving vehicles), using only the brake, as this the outside of the rim. over rough terrain. could cause loss of control. ● Before operating the vehicle, ensure● Do not drive across steep slopes. In- ● Heavy braking going down a hill could that the driver and all passengers have stead drive either straight up or straight cause your brakes to overheat and fade, their seat belts fastened. down the slopes. Off-road vehicles can resulting in loss of control and an acci- tip over sideways much more easily dent. Apply brakes lightly and use a low ● Always drive with the floor mats in than they can forward or backward. gear to control your speed. Use the Hill place as the floor may become hot. Descent Control feature (if so equipped).5-6 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • ● Lower your speed when encountering ● Do not attempt to test a 4WD equipped ● Always use tires of the same type, size, strong crosswinds. With a higher center vehicle on a 2-wheel dynamometer brand, construction (bias, bias-belted, of gravity, your NISSAN is more af- (such as the dynamometers used by or radial), and tread pattern on all four fected by strong side winds. Slower some states for emissions testing), or wheels. Install tire chains on the rear speeds ensure better vehicle control. similar equipment even if the other two wheels when driving on slippery roads wheels are raised off the ground. Make and drive carefully.● Do not drive beyond the performance sure you inform test facility personnel capability of the tires, even with 4WD ● Be sure to check the brakes immedi- that your vehicle is equipped with 4WD engaged. ately after driving in mud or water. See before it is placed on a dynamometer. “Brake system” later in this section for● For 4WD equipped vehicles, do not at- Using the wrong test equipment may “Wet brakes”. tempt to raise two wheels off the result in drivetrain damage or unex- ground and shift the transmission to pected vehicle movement which could ● Avoid parking your vehicle on steep any drive or reverse position with the result in serious vehicle damage or per- hills. If you get out of the vehicle and it engine running. Doing so may result in sonal injury. rolls forward, backward or sideways, drivetrain damage or unexpected ve- you could be injured. ● Accelerating quickly, sharp steering hicle movement which could result in maneuvers or sudden braking may ● Whenever you drive off-road through serious vehicle damage or personal cause loss of control. sand, mud or water as deep as the injury. wheel hub, more frequent maintenance ● If at all possible, avoid sharp turning may be required. See “Periodic mainte- maneuvers, particularly at high speeds. nance” in the “NISSAN Service and Your NISSAN four-wheel drive vehicle Maintenance Guide.” has a higher center of gravity than a two-wheel drive vehicle. The vehicle is not designed for cornering at the same speeds as conventional two-wheel drive vehicles. Failure to operate this vehicle correctly could result in loss of control and/or a rollover accident. Starting and driving 5-7 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • IGNITION SWITCH To remove the key from the ignition switch: WARNINGNever remove or turn the key to the LOCK 1. Shift the selector lever to the P (Park) posi-position while driving. The steering wheel tion with the key in the ON position.will lock. This may cause the driver to lose 2. Turn the key to the LOCK position.control of the vehicle and could result inserious vehicle damage or personal injury. 3. Remove the key from the ignition. If the selector lever is shifted to the P (Park) position after the key is turned to the OFF posi- tion or when the key cannot be turned to the LOCK position, proceed as follows to remove the key. 1. Move the shift selector lever into the P (Park) position. WSD0041 2. Turn the ignition key slightly toward the ON AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION position. The ignition lock is designed so the key cannot be 3. Turn the key to the LOCK position. turned to the LOCK position and removed until the shift selector lever is moved to the P (Park) 4. Remove the key. position. The shift selector lever is designed so it cannot When removing the key from the ignition, make moved out of P (Park) and into any of the other sure the shift selector lever is in the P (Park) gear positions if the ignition key is turned to OFF position. position or if the key is removed from the switch. If the selector lever is not returned to P (Park) The shift selector lever can be moved if the position, the key cannot be moved to the LOCK ignition switch is in the ON position and the position. foot brake pedal is depressed.5-8 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • There is an OFF position between the To lock the steering wheel, turn the key toLOCK and ACC positions. The OFF position the LOCK position. Remove the key. Tois indicated by a “1” on the key cylinder. unlock the steering wheel, insert the keyWhen the ignition is in the OFF position, and turn it gently while rotating the steer-the steering wheel is not locked. ing wheel slightly right and left.In order for the steering wheel to be locked, it KEY POSITIONSmust be turned about 1/8 of a turn clockwisefrom the straight up position. LOCK: Normal parking position (0)To lock the steering wheel, turn the key to OFF: (Not used) (1)the LOCK position. Remove the key. To ACC: (Accessories) (2)unlock the steering wheel, insert the keyand turn it gently while rotating the steer- This position activates electrical accessoriesing wheel slightly right and left. such as the radio when the engine is not running.If the key will not turn from the LOCK posi- WSD0052 ON: Normal operating position (3)tion, turn the steering wheel to the left or MANUAL TRANSMISSION This position turns on the ignition system and theright while turning the key to unlock the electrical accessories.key cylinder. The ignition switch includes a device that helps prevent accidental removal of the key while driv- START: (4) ing. This position starts the engine. As soon as the The key can only be removed when the ignition engine has started, release the key. It automati- switch is in the LOCK position. cally returns to the ON position. On manual transmission models, to turn the igni- tion key to LOCK position from ACC or ON position, turn the key to OFF, push the key in, then turn the key to LOCK. In order for the steering wheel to be locked, it must be turned about 1/8 of a turn clockwise from the straight up position. Starting and driving 5-9 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE STARTING THE ENGINENISSAN VEHICLE IMMOBILIZER ● Make sure the area around the vehicle is 1. Apply the parking brake.SYSTEM (if so equipped) clear. 2. Automatic transmission:The NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System will not ● Check fluid levels such as engine oil, cool- Move the shift selector lever to P (Park) or Nallow the engine to start without the use of the ant, brake fluid, and window washer fluid as (Neutral). P (Park) is recommended.registered key. frequently as possible, or at least whenever you refuel. The shift selector lever cannot beIf the engine fails to start using a registered key moved out of P (Park) and into any of(for example, when interference is caused by ● Check that all windows and lights are clean. the other gear positions if the ignitionanother registered key, an automated toll road ● Visually inspect tires for their appearance key is turned to the OFF position or ifdevice or automatic payment device on the key and condition. Also check tires for proper the key is removed from the ignitionring), restart the engine using the following pro- inflation. switch.cedures: ● Lock all doors. The starter is designed not to operate if 1. Leave the ignition switch in the ON position the shift selector lever is in any of the for approximately 5 seconds. ● Position seat and adjust head restraints. driving positions. 2. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF or LOCK ● Adjust inside and outside mirrors. Manual transmission: position, and wait approximately 10 sec- ● Fasten seat belts and ask all passengers to onds. Move the shift lever to N (Neutral). Depress do likewise. the clutch pedal to the floor while cranking 3. Repeat steps 1 and 2. ● Check the operation of warning lights when the engine. 4. Restart the engine while holding the device the key is turned to the ON (3) position. See The starter is designed not to operate (which may have caused the interference) “Warning/indicator lights and audible re- unless the clutch pedal is fully de- separate from the registered key. minders” in the “Instruments and controls” pressed. section of this manual.If the no start condition re-occurs, NISSAN rec-ommends placing the registered key on a sepa-rate key ring to avoid interference from otherdevices.5-10 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • DRIVING THE VEHICLE3. Crank the engine with your foot off the CAUTION AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION accelerator pedal by turning the ignition key to START. Release the key when the Do not operate the starter for more than WARNING engine starts. If the engine starts, but fails to 15 seconds at a time. If the engine does run, repeat the above procedure. not start, turn the key off and wait 10 ● Do not depress the accelerator pedal seconds before cranking again, otherwise while shifting from P (Park) or N (Neu- ● If the engine is very hard to start in ex- the starter could be damaged. tral) to R (Reverse), D (Drive), 3, 2 or 1. tremely cold weather or when restarting, Always depress the brake pedal until depress the accelerator pedal a little (ap- 4. Allow the engine to idle for at least 30 sec- shifting is completed. Failure to do so proximately 1/3 to the floor) and hold it onds after starting. Do not race the engine could cause you to lose control and and then crank the engine. Release the while warming it up. Drive at moderate have an accident. speed for a short distance first, especially in key and the accelerator pedal when the ● Cold engine idle speed is high, so use cold weather. engine starts. caution when shifting into a forward or ● If the engine is very hard to start because reverse gear before the engine has warmed up. it is flooded, depress the accelerator pedal all the way to the floor and hold it. ● Never shift to P (Park) or R (Reverse) Crank the engine for 5-6 seconds. After while the vehicle is moving. This could cranking the engine, release the accel- cause an accident. erator pedal. Crank the engine with your foot off the accelerator pedal by turn- CAUTION ing the ignition key to START. Release the ● When stopping the vehicle on an uphill key when the engine starts. If the engine grade, do not hold the vehicle by de- starts, but fails to run, repeat the above pressing the accelerator pedal. The foot procedure. 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 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 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 LSD0151 (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): : Push the button while depressing thethe foot brake pedal MUST be depressed brake pedal Use this selector position when the vehicle isbefore shifting from P (Park) to any drive parked or when starting the engine. Make sureposition while the ignition switch is in the : Push the button to shift the vehicle is completely stopped. The brakeON position. : Shift without depressing brake pedal pedal must be depressed to move the se-The shift selector lever cannot be moved lector lever from N (Neutral) or any driveout of P (Park) and into any of the other Shifting position to P (Park). Apply the parking brake.gear positions if the ignition key is turned After starting the engine, fully depress the brake When parking on a hill, apply the parking braketo the LOCK, OFF or ACC position or if the pedal and move the shift selector lever out of the first, then shift the selector lever into the P (Park)key is removed. P (Park) position. position.5-12 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • R (Reverse): 2WD: 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, 4H:Use this position only when the vehicle is or for maximum engine braking on steep downhillcompletely stopped. 62 MPH (100 km/h) grades.Use this position to back up. Make sure the 4LO: Do not downshift into the 1 position at speedsvehicle is completely stopped before selecting over the following and do not exceed the follow- 31 MPH (50 km/h) ing speeds in the 1 position.the R (Reverse) position. The brake pedalmust be depressed to move the selector 2 (Second gear): 2WD:lever from P (Park), N (Neutral) or any drive Use this position for hill climbing or engine brak- 43 MPH (70 km/h)position to R (Reverse). ing on downhill grades.N (Neutral): 4H: Do not downshift into the 2 position at speedsNeither forward nor reverse gear is engaged. The over the following and do not exceed the follow- 43 MPH (70 km/h)engine can be started in this position. You may ing speeds in the 2 position. 4LO:shift to N (Neutral) and restart a stalled engine 2WD:while the vehicle is moving. 31 MPH (50 km/h) 71 MPH (115 km/h)D (Drive): 4H:Use this position for all normal forward driving. 62 MPH (100 km/h)3 (Third gear): 4LO:Use this position for driving up and down longslopes where engine braking would be advanta- 31 MPH (50 km/h)geous.Do not downshift into the 3 position at speedsover the following and do not exceed the follow-ing speeds in the 3 position. Starting and driving 5-13 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 1. Turn the ignition key to the LOCK position Accelerator downshift and remove the key — in D position — 2. Apply the parking brake. For passing or hill climbing, depress the accel- 3. Remove the shift lock release cover as erator pedal to the floor. This shifts the transmis- shown. sion down into a lower gear, depending on the vehicle speed. 4. Insert a small screwdriver in the shift lock release slot and push down. 5. Move the shift selector lever to the N (Neu- tral) position while holding down the shift lock release. 6. Turn the key to the ON position to unlock the LSD0141 steering wheel. Now the vehicle may beShift lock release moved to the desired location. If the shift selector lever cannot be moved out ofIf the battery is discharged, the shift selector lever P (Park), have a NISSAN dealer check the auto-may not be moved from the P (Park) position even matic transmission system as soon as possible.with the brake pedal depressed.To move the shift selector lever, release the shift WARNINGlock. The shift selector lever can be moved to N If the selector lever cannot be moved from(Neutral). However, the steering wheel will be the P (Park) position while the engine islocked unless the ignition switch is turned to the running and the brake pedal is depressed,ON position. This allows the vehicle to be moved the stop lights may not work. Malfunction-if the battery is discharged. ing stop lights could cause an accidentTo push the shift lock release, complete the fol- injuring yourself and others.lowing procedure:5-14 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • OFF: For driving up and down long ● Do not over-rev the engine when shift- slopes where engine braking is nec- ing to a lower gear. This may cause a essary push the Overdrive switch loss of control or engine damage. once. The O/D OFF indicator light in the instrument panel comes on at CAUTION this time. ● Do not rest your foot on the clutch pedal When cruising at a low speed or climbing a while driving. This may cause clutch gentle slope, you may feel uncomfortable shift damage. shocks as the transmission shifts into and out of ● Fully depress the clutch pedal before Overdrive repeatedly. In this case, depress the shifting to help prevent transmission Overdrive switch to turn the Overdrive off. The damage. O/D OFF indicator light in the instrument panel comes on at this time. ● Stop your vehicle completely before LSD0142 shifting into R (Reverse). When driving conditions change, depress theOverdrive switch ● When the vehicle is stopped with the Overdrive switch to turn the Overdrive on. engine running (for example, at a stopEach time your vehicle is started, the transmis- Remember not to drive at high speeds for ex- light), shift to N (Neutral) and releasesion is automatically “reset” to overdrive ON. tended periods of time with the Overdrive off. the clutch pedal with the foot brakeON: With the engine running and the This reduces fuel economy. applied. shift selector lever in the D (Drive) MANUAL TRANSMISSION (if so position, the transmission upshifts into Overdrive as vehicle speed equipped) increases. WARNINGOverdrive does not engage until the enginehas reached operating temperature. ● Do not downshift abruptly on slippery roads. This may cause a loss of control. Starting and driving 5-15 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • To back up depress the shift lever and then move ● 4–wheel drive model (4L position): it to the R (Reverse) position after stopping the GEAR CHANGE MPH (km/h) vehicle completely. 1st to 2nd — If it is difficult to move the shift lever into R 2nd to 3rd — (Reverse) or 1 (First), shift into N (Neutral), then release the clutch pedal. Fully depress the clutch 3rd to 4th — pedal again and shift into R (Reverse) or 1 (First). 4th to 5th — If your vehicle is equipped with 4-wheel drive, see 5th to 6th — “Transfer case shifting procedures” later in this section. Suggested maximum speed in each gear Suggested upshift speeds Downshift to a lower gear if the engine is not The following are suggested vehicle speeds for running smoothly, or if you need to accelerate. LSD0148 shifting into a higher gear. These suggestions relate to fuel economy and vehicle performance. Do not exceed the maximum suggested speedShifting Actual upshift speeds will vary according to road (shown below) in any gear. For level road driving,To change gears, or when upshifting or down- conditions, the weather and individual driving use the highest gear suggested for that speed.shifting, depress the clutch pedal fully, shift into habits. Always observe posted speed limits, and drivethe appropriate gear, then release the clutch ● Two-wheel drive models and four-wheel according to the road conditions, which will en-slowly and smoothly. drive models (2H and 4H position): sure safe operation. Do not over-rev the engine when shifting to a lower gear as it may causeTo ensure smooth gear changes, fully depress GEAR CHANGE MPH (km/h) engine damage or loss of vehicle control.the clutch pedal before operating the shift lever. If 1st to 2nd 11 (18)the clutch pedal is not fully depressed before the Allowable maximum speed in each gear:transmission is shifted, a gear noise may be 2nd to 3rd 17 (27) 2–wheel drive modelsheard. Transmission damage could occur. 3rd to 4th 25 (40) 4th to 5th 32 (51) GEAR MPH (km/h)Start the vehicle in 1st gear and shift to 2nd, 3rd,4th, 5th and 6th gear in sequence according to 5th to 6th 45 (72) 1st 35 (56)vehicle speed. 2nd 60 (97)5-16 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • PARKING BRAKE GEAR MPH (km/h) WARNING 3rd 87 (141) ● Be sure the parking brake is fully re- 4th — leased before driving. Failure to do so 5th — can cause brake failure and lead to an accident. 6th — ● Do not release the parking brake from4–wheel drive models outside the vehicle.2H/4H position ● Do not use the gear shift in place of the GEAR MPH (km/h) parking brake. When parking, be sure the parking brake is fully engaged. 1st 34 (55) ● Do not leave children unattended in a 2nd 60 (97) vehicle. They could release the parking 3rd 87 (141) brake and cause an accident. LSD0150 4th — To engage: Pull the lever up ᭺. A 5th — To release: 6th — 1. Firmly apply the foot brake.4L position 2. Manual transmission models: GEAR MPH (km/h) Place the shift lever in the N (Neutral) posi- 1st 13 (21) tion. 2nd 23 (37) Automatic transmission models: 3rd 33 (54) 4th 45 (73) Move the shift selector lever to the P (Park) position. 5th 57 (93) 6th — 3. While pulling up on the parking brake lever slightly, push the button and lower com- pletely ᭺. B Starting and driving 5-17 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • CRUISE CONTROL (if so equipped) 4. Before driving, be sure the brake warning ● The SET indicator light may blink when the light goes out. cruise control main switch is turned ON while pushing the ACCEL/RES, COAST/SET, or CANCEL switch (located on the steering wheel). To properly set the cruise control system, use the following pro- cedures. WARNING Do not use the cruise control when driving under the following conditions: ● When it is not possible to keep the vehicle at a set speed. WSD0153 ● In heavy traffic or in traffic that varies in 1. ACCEL/RES switch speed. 2. COAST/SET switch ● On winding or hilly roads. 3. ON/OFF switch 4. CANCEL switch ● On slippery roads (rain, snow, ice, etc.). PRECAUTIONS ON CRUISE ● In very windy areas. CONTROL Doing so could cause a loss of vehicle control and result in an accident. ● If the cruise control system malfunctions, it cancels automatically. The SET indicator light in the instrument panel then blinks to 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.5-18 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • To cancel the preset speed, use one of the ● Push and hold the ACCEL/RES switch. CAUTION following three methods. When the vehicle attains the speed you de-On manual transmission models, do not sire, release the switch.shift into N (Neutral) without depressing the ● Push the CANCEL button; the SET indicatorclutch pedal when the cruise control is set. light in the instrument panel goes out. ● Push and release the ACCEL/RES switch.Should this occur, depress the clutch pedal Each time you do this, the set speed in- ● Tap the brake pedal; the SET indicator light creases by about 1 MPH (1.6 km/h).and turn the main switch off immediately. goes out.Failure to do so may cause engine damage. To reset at a slower cruising speed, use one ● Turn the main switch off. Both the CRUISE of the following three methods.CRUISE CONTROL OPERATIONS indicator light and SET indicator light in the instrument panel go out. ● Lightly tap the brake pedal. When the ve-The cruise control allows driving at a speed be- hicle attains the desired speed, push thetween 25 - 89 MPH (40 - 144 km/h) without The cruise control is automatically canceled and COAST/SET switch and release it.keeping your foot on the accelerator pedal. the SET light in the instrument panel goes out if: ● Push and hold the COAST/SET switch. Re-To turn on the cruise control, push the main ● you depress the brake or clutch pedal while lease the switch when the vehicle slows toswitch. The CRUISE indicator light in the instru- pushing the ACCEL/RES or COAST/SET the desired speed.ment panel comes on. switch. The preset speed is deleted from ● Push and release the COAST/SET switch.To set cruising speed, accelerate the vehicle to memory. Each time you do this, the set speed de-the desired speed, push the COAST/SET switch creases by about 1 MPH (1.6 km/h).and release it. The SET indicator light in the ● the vehicle slows down more than 8 MPHinstrument panel comes on. Take your foot off the (13 km/h) below the set speed. To resume the preset speed, push and re-accelerator pedal. Your vehicle maintains the set ● you depress the clutch pedal (manual trans- lease the ACCEL/RES switch. The vehicle re-speed. turns to the last set cruising speed when the mission), or move the shift selector lever to N vehicle speed is over 25 MPH (40 km/h). ● To pass another vehicle, depress the ac- (Neutral) (automatic transmission). celerator pedal. When you release the To reset at a faster cruising speed, use one pedal, the vehicle returns to the previously of the following three methods. set speed. ● Depress the accelerator pedal. When the ● The vehicle may not maintain the set speed vehicle attains the desired speed, push and when going up or down steep hills. If this happens, drive without the cruise control. release the COAST/SET switch. Starting and driving 5-19 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • BREAK-IN SCHEDULE INCREASING FUEL ECONOMY ● Accelerate slowly and smoothly. Maintain ● When cruising at highway speeds, it is more CAUTION cruising speeds with a constant accelerator economical to use the air conditioner andDuring the first 1,200 miles (2,000 km), position. leave the windows closed to reduce drag.follow these recommendations to obtainmaximum engine performance and en- ● Drive at moderate speeds on the highway. ● Use 4H or 4L position only whensure the future reliability and economy of Driving at high speed lowers fuel economy. necessary. Four-wheel drive operation low-your new vehicle. Failure to follow these ers fuel economy. ● Avoid unnecessary stopping and braking.recommendations may result in short- Maintain a safe distance behind other ve-ened engine life and reduced engine hicles.performance. ● Use a proper gear range which suits road ● Avoid driving for long periods at constant conditions. On level roads, shift into high speed, either fast or slow, and do not run the gear as soon as possible. engine over 4,000 rpm. ● Avoid unnecessary engine idling. ● Do not accelerate at full throttle in any gear. ● Keep your engine tuned up. ● Avoid quick starts. ● 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.5-20 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • USING FOUR WHEEL DRIVE (4WD) WARNING CAUTION TRANSFER CASE SHIFTING● For 4WD equipped vehicles, do not at- ● Do not drive the vehicle in the 4H or 4LO PROCEDURES tempt to raise two wheels off the position on dry hard surface roads. Driv- The part time 4WD system provides 3 positions ground and shift the transmission to ing on dry, hard surfaces in 4H or 4LO (2WD, 4H and 4LO), so you can select the any drive or reverse position with the may cause unnecessary noise, tire wear desired drive mode according to the driving con- engine running. Doing so may result in and increased fuel consumption. ditions. 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 for automatic some states for emissions testing), or transmission vehicles, stop the ve- similar equipment even if the other two hicle and shift the transmission se- wheels are raised off the ground. Make lector to the N position with the sure you inform test facility personnel brake pedal depressed and shift the that your vehicle is equipped with 4WD 4WD shift switch to 2WD. before it is placed on a dynamometer. – in the 4LO position for manual trans- Using the wrong test equipment may mission vehicles, stop the vehicle result in drivetrain damage or unex- and shift the transmission shift lever pected vehicle movement which could to the N position with the clutch result in serious vehicle damage or per- pedal depressed and shift the 4WD sonal injury. shift switch to 2WD. ● If the warning light is still on after the above operation, have your vehicle checked by a NISSAN dealer as soon as possible. Starting and driving 5-21 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 2WD or 4WD shift procedure: Indicator Light 4WD Shift Wheels Switch Posi- Use Conditions 4WD Shift Procedure Driven 4WD shift Transfer 4LO tion position Move the 4WD switch. For driving on dry, paved roads (Economy 2WD <—> 4H Rear wheels 4WD shift indicator light will indicate transfer shift position engaged. drive) or state dynamometer I/M testing 2WD For driving on rocky, sandy or snow- 4 wheels covered roads 4H Neutral Neutral disengages the automatic transmis- 1. Stop the vehicle. sion mechanical parking lock, which will 2. For automatic transmission vehicles: Shift the transmission selector to the (N) allow the vehicle to roll. Do not leave the position with the brake pedal depressed. *1 transfer shift position in Neutral.*2 For manual transmission vehicles: Shift the transmission shift lever to the (N) posi- May blink tion with the clutch depressed. 3. For automatic transmission vehicles: Depress and turn the 4WD shift switch to 4LO or 4H with the brake pedal depressed. For manual transmission vehicles: Depress and turn the 4WD switch to 4LO or 4LO 4H with the clutch pedal depressed. 4 wheels For use when maximum power and traction THE TRANSFER CASE DOES NOT ENGAGE BETWEEN 4H AND 4LO (OR 4LO TO is required (for example: on steep grades 4H) UNLESS YOU HAVE FIRST STOPPED THE VEHICLE, DEPRESSED THE Illuminated or rocky, sandy, muddy roads) BRAKE PEDAL AND MOVED THE TRANSMISSION SELECTOR TO NEUTRAL FOR AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION VEHICLES. FOR MANUAL TRANSMISSION VE- HICLES YOU MUST MOVE THE TRANSMISSION SHIFT LEVER TO NEUTRAL. *3*1: Before moving the transmission selector or shift lever from neutral, wait until the 4LO indicator light stays on steady. This indicates that the 4WD shift procedure is completed and the transfer gear is correctly set in the 4LO position. Ifthe vehicle is shifted into gear before the indicator is on steady, the transfer gear may grind, not engage correctly or stay in the neutral position.- If the 4WD warning light illuminates, perform the following procedure to return the transfer case to correct operating condition.1. Turn off the engine by turning the ignition switch ЉOFFЉ.2. Start the engine.- Check that the 4WD warning light turns off. If the 4WD warning light illuminates, have the system checked by a NISSAN dealer.3. Apply the parking brake, for automatic transmission vehicles, depress the brake pedal and move the transmission selector to Neutral position. For manual transmission vehicles, move the transmission shift lever to Neutral position.4. With the brake pedal depressed on automatic transmission vehicles or with the clutch pedal depressed on manual transmission vehicles, move the 4WD shift switch to desired mode.- Be sure to wait until the transfer gear change completes before shifting the transmission selector or transmission shift lever from Neutral position.*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 position indicator) to be operable. Otherwise, the shift willnot 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.5-22 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • The transfer case 4WD shift switch is used to ● The 4LO indicator light must stop blink- ● Do not shift the 4WD shift switch (be-select either 2WD or 4WD depending on the ing and remain illuminated or turn off tween 2WD and 4H) while driving ondriving conditions. There are three types of drive before shifting the transmission into steep downhill grades. Use the enginemodes available, 2WD, 4H and 4LO. gear. If the transmission selector or brake and low automatic transmissionThe 4WD shift switch electronically controls the transmission shift lever is shifted from gears (D1 or D2) or manual transmis-transfer case operation. Rotate the switch to the (N) position to any other gear when sion (1st gear or 2nd gear) for engine the 4LO indicator light is blinking, the braking.move between each mode, 2WD, 4H and 4LO. vehicle may move unexpectedly. ● Do not operate the 4WD shift switchTo change into or out of 4LO, the vehicle (between 2WD and 4H) with the rearMUST be stationary, shift the transmission CAUTION wheels spinning.selector or transmission shift lever to Neu- ● Never shift the 4WD shift switch be- ● Do not drive on dry hard surface roadstral (N), and for automatic transmission tween 4LO and 4H while driving. in the 4H or 4LO position. Driving on dryvehicles depress the brake pedal or formanual transmission vehicles depress the ● The 4H position provides greater trac- hard surfaces in 4H or 4LO may causeclutch pedal. The switch must be de- tion. Avoid excessive speed, as it will unnecessary noise and tire wear. cause increased fuel consumption and NISSAN recommends driving in thepressed and turned when changing into or higher oil temperatures, and could 2WD position under these conditions.out of 4LO. damage drivetrain components. ● The 4WD transfer case may not be WARNING Speeds over 62.5 MPH (100 km/h) in 4H shifted between 4H and 4LO at low am- is not recommended. bient temperatures and the transfer ● The 4LO position provides maximum 4LO position indicator light may blink● When parking, apply the parking brake power and traction. Avoid raising ve- even when the 4WD shift switch is before stopping the engine and make hicle speed excessively, as the maxi- shifted. After driving for a while you can sure that the 4WD shift indicator light is mum speed is approximately 31 MPH change the 4WD transfer case between on and the ATP warning light goes off. (50 km/h). 4H and 4LO. Otherwise, the vehicle could unexpect- ● When driving straight, shift the 4WD When driving on rough roads, edly move even if the automatic trans- mission is in the P position. shift switch to the 2WD or 4H position. ● Set the 4WD shift switch to 4H or 4LO. Do not move the 4WD shift switch when making a turn or reversing. ● Drive carefully according to the road surface conditions. Starting and driving 5-23 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • When the vehicle is stuck, clutch is released and not because of a malfunction. ● Set the 4WD shift switch to 4H or 4LO. ● Use the Electronic Locking Rear Differential CAUTION (E-Lock) system (if so equipped). Turn the ● When driving straight, shift the 4WD switch ON while the vehicle is stationary and shift switch to the 2WD or 4H position. apply the throttle to try to free the vehicle. Do not move the 4WD shift switch when ● If it is difficult to free the vehicle, rock the making a turn or reversing. vehicle back and forth between reverse and ● Do not shift the 4WD shift switch while drive gears. driving on steep downhill grades. Use ● If the vehicle is stuck deep in mud, place the engine brake and low automatic stones or wooden blocks under the tires. transmission gears (D1 or D2) or Then try the recovery procedures above. Tire manual transmission (1st gear or 2nd chains may be effective. LSD0145 gear) for engine braking. 4WD shift switch operations ● Do not operate the 4WD shift switch CAUTION with the rear wheels spinning.● Do not spin the tires excessively. Tires ● Shift the 4WD shift switch to either the 2WD, 4H or 4LO position, depending on ● Before placing the 4WD shift switch in will sink deep into the mud, making it the 4H position from 2WD, ensure the difficult to free the vehicle. driving conditions. vehicle speed is less than 62.5 MPH● Avoid shifting gears with the engine ● If the 4WD shift switch is operated (100 km/h). Failure to do so can dam- running at high speeds as this may while making a turn, accelerating or age the 4WD system. cause malfunction. decelerating or if the key switch is turned off while in the 4H or 4LO posi- ● Never shift the 4WD shift switch be- tion, you may feel a jolt. This is not tween 4LO and 4H while driving. abnormal. 4WD shift indicator light ● When the vehicle is stopped after mak- ing a turn, you may feel a slight jolt after the selector lever is shifted to N or P. This occurs because the transfer5-24 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • ● If the 4WD warning light comes on, the The 4WD warning light is located in the meter. 4WD indicator light goes out. The 4WD warning light comes on when the key switch is turned to ON. It turns off soon after the CAUTION engine is started. If the 4WD shift indicator light indication changes to 2WD when the 4WD shift If any malfunction occurs in the 4WD system switch is shifted to the 4H position at low when the key switch is ON, the warning light will ambient temperatures, the 2WD mode either remain illuminated or blink. may be being engaged due to malfunc- If the 4WD warning light comes on, the 4WD tioning drive system. If the indicator does shift indicator light goes out. not return to normal and the 4WD warning light comes on, have the system checked A large difference between the diameters of front by the nearest NISSAN dealer. and rear wheels will make the warning light blink slowly (about once per two seconds). Change LSD0147 4WD warning light the 4WD shift switch into 2WD and do not driveThe 4WD shift indicator light is located in the fast.odometer display.The light should turn off within 1 second after CAUTION Comes on or blinksturning the ignition switch to the ON position. Warning light ● If the warning light comes on or blinks when:While the engine is running, the 4WD shift indi- slowly during operation, have your ve- hicle checked by a NISSAN dealer ascator light will illuminate the position selected by There is a malfunc- soon as possible.the 4WD shift switch. Comes on tion in the 4–wheel ● Shifting between 4H and 4LO is not ● The 4WD shift indicator light may blink drive system recommended when the 4WD warning while shifting from one drive mode to light turns on. the other. When the shifting is com- The difference in pleted, the 4WD shift indicator light Blinks slowly wheel rotation is will come on. large Starting and driving 5-25 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • ELECTRONIC LOCKING REAR DIFFERENTIAL (E-Lock) SYSTEM (if so equipped)● When the warning light comes on, the – in the 4LO position for manual trans- The E-Lock system can provide additional trac- 2WD mode may be engaged even if the mission vehicles, stop the vehicle tion and should only be used when a vehicle has 4WD shift switch is in 4H. Be especially and shift the transmission shift lever become or is becoming stuck. This system oper- careful when driving. If corresponding to the N position with the clutch ates by electronically “locking” the two rear drive parts are malfunctioning, the 4WD pedal depressed and shift the 4WD wheels together, allowing them to turn at the mode will not be engaged even if the shift switch to 2WD. same speed. The system is used when it is not 4WD shift switch is shifted. possible to free a stuck vehicle even when using ● If the warning light is still on after the the 4LO position (4 wheel drive vehicles).● Do not drive the vehicle in the 4H or 4LO above operation, have your vehicle position on dry hard surface roads. Driv- checked by a NISSAN dealer as soon as When added traction is required, activate the ing on dry, hard surfaces in 4H or 4LO possible. E-Lock system by pushing the switch ON. See may cause unnecessary noise, tire wear “Electronic Locking Rear Differential (E-Lock) and increased fuel consumption. system switch” in the “Instruments and Controls” If the 4WD warning light turns on when section. Once the system fully engages, the indi- you are driving on dry hard surface cator light in the instrument panel will remain ON. roads: When the system is activated, both rear wheels will engage, providing added traction. – in the 4H position, shift the 4WD shift switch to 2WD. The rear wheels may momentarily slip or move to – in the 4LO position for automatic engage the system, and the system will only transmission vehicles, stop the ve- engage up to approximately 4 MPH (7 km/h). hicle and shift the transmission se- Once the vehicle is free, the system should be lector to the N position with the turned OFF and driving resumed. brake pedal depressed and shift the The Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) system is disabled 4WD shift switch to 2WD. and the ABS light illuminates when the E-Lock system is ON. Also, the Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system is disabled and the VDC light illuminates when the E-Lock system is ON.5-26 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • WARNING ● Do not drive the vehicle at speeds faster than 12 mph (20 km/h) when the system● Never leave the E-Lock system ON is engaged. Doing so could damage when driving on paved or hard-surfaced drivetrain components. roads. Turning the vehicle may result in the rear wheels slipping and result in an ● Do not turn on the E-lock system while accident and personal injury. After us- the tires are spinning. Doing so could ing the E-Lock system to free the ve- damage drivetrain components. hicle, turn the system OFF.● Use the E-Lock system only when free- ing a stuck vehicle. Try the 4LO position before using the E-Lock system. Never use the E-Lock system on a slippery road surface such as snow or ice sur- face. Using the E-Lock system when driving in these road conditions may cause unexpected movement of the ve- hicle during engine braking, accelerat- ing or turning, which may result in an accident and serious personal injury. CAUTION● After using the E-Lock system, turn the switch OFF to prevent possible damage to driveline components from extended use. Starting and driving 5-27 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • PARKING/PARKING ON HILLS 2. Manual transmission models: Place the shift lever in the R (Reverse) posi- tion. When parking on an uphill grade, place the shift lever in 1st gear. Automatic transmission models: Move the shift selector lever to the P (Park) position. 3. To help prevent the vehicle from rolling into traffic when parked on an incline, it is a good practice to turn the wheels as illustrated. ● HEADED DOWNHILL WITH CURB: ᭺ A WSD0050 Turn the wheels into the curb and move the vehicle forward until the curb side wheel WARNING Make sure the shift lever has been gently touches the curb. pushed as far forward as it can go and● Do not stop or park the vehicle over cannot be moved without depressing ● HEADED UPHILL WITH CURB: ᭺ B flammable materials such as dry grass, the foot brake pedal. waste paper or rags. They may ignite Turn the wheels away from the curb and and cause a fire. ● Never leave the engine running while move the vehicle back until the curb side the vehicle is unattended. wheel gently touches the curb.● Safe parking procedures require that both the parking brake be set and the ● Do not leave children unattended inside ● HEADED UPHILL OR DOWNHILL, NO transmission placed into P (Park) for the vehicle. They could unknowingly ac- CURB: ᭺ C automatic transmission models or in an tivate switches or controls. Unattended Turn the wheels toward the side of the road appropriate gear for manual transmis- children could become involved in seri- so the vehicle will move away from the cen- sion models. Failure to do so could ous accidents. ter of the road if it moves. cause the vehicle to move unexpectedly or roll away and result in an accident. 1. Firmly apply the parking brake. 4. Turn the ignition key to the LOCK position and remove the key.5-28 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • POWER STEERING BRAKE SYSTEMThe power assisted steering uses a hydraulic The brake system has two separate hydraulic WARNINGpump, driven by the engine, to assist steering. circuits. If one circuit malfunctions, you will still have braking at two wheels. ● While driving on a slippery surface, beIf the engine stops or the drive belt breaks, you careful when braking, accelerating orwill still have control of the vehicle. However, BRAKE PRECAUTIONS downshifting. Abrupt braking or accel-much greater steering effort is needed, especially erating could cause the wheels to skidin sharp turns and at low speeds. Vacuum assisted brakes and result in an accident. WARNING The brake booster aids braking by using engine ● If the engine is not running or is turned vacuum. If the engine stops, you can stop the off while driving, the power assist forIf the engine is not running or is turned off vehicle by depressing the brake pedal. However, the brakes will not work. Braking will bewhile driving, the power assist for the greater foot pressure on the brake pedal will be harder.steering will not work. Steering will be required to stop the vehicle and stopping dis-harder to operate. tance will be longer. Wet brakes Using the brakes When the vehicle is washed or driven through water, the brakes may get wet. As a result, your Avoid resting your foot on the brake pedal while braking distance will be longer and the vehicle driving. This will overheat the brakes, wear out the may pull to one side during braking. brakes and pads faster, and reduce gas mileage. To dry the brakes, drive the vehicle at a safe To help reduce brake wear and to prevent the speed while lightly pressing the brake pedal to brakes from overheating, reduce speed and heat up the brakes. Do this until the brakes return downshift to a lower gear before going down a to normal. Avoid driving the vehicle at high slope or long grade. Overheated brakes may speeds until the brakes function correctly. reduce braking performance and could result in loss of vehicle control. Parking brake break-in Break-in the parking brake shoes whenever the stopping effect of the parking brake is weakened or whenever the parking brake shoes and/or drum/rotors are replaced, in order to assure the best brake performance. Starting and driving 5-29 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • This procedure is described in the vehicle service – When installing a spare tire, make WARNINGmanual and can be performed by a NISSAN sure that it is the proper size and typedealer. as specified on the Tire and Loading Do not pump the brake pedal. Doing so Information label. See “Tire and may result in increased stoppingANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM Loading Information label” in the distances.(ABS) “Technical and consumer informa- Self-test feature tion” section of this manual. WARNING The ABS includes electronic sensors, electric – For detailed information, see● The Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) is a “Wheels and tires” in the “Mainte- pumps, hydraulic solenoids and a computer. The sophisticated device, but it cannot pre- nance and do-it-yourself” section of computer has a built-in diagnostic feature that vent accidents resulting from careless this manual. tests the system each time you start the engine or dangerous driving techniques. It can and move the vehicle at a low speed in forward or help maintain vehicle control during The Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) controls the reverse. When the self-test occurs, you may hear braking on slippery surfaces. Remem- brakes so the wheels do not lock during hard a “clunk” noise and/or feel a pulsation in the brake ber that stopping distances on slippery braking or when braking on slippery surfaces. pedal. This is normal and does not indicate a surfaces will be longer than on normal The system detects the rotation speed at each malfunction. If the computer senses a malfunc- surfaces even with ABS. Stopping dis- wheel and varies the brake fluid pressure to pre- tion, it switches the ABS off and illuminates the tances may also be longer on rough, vent each wheel from locking and sliding. By ABS warning light on the instrument panel. The gravel or snow covered roads, or if you preventing each wheel from locking, the system brake system then operates normally, but without are using tire chains. Always maintain a helps the driver maintain steering control and anti-lock assistance. If the ABS warning light safe distance from the vehicle in front helps to minimize swerving and spinning on slip- illuminates during the self-test or while driving, of you. Ultimately, the driver is respon- pery surfaces. have the vehicle checked by a NISSAN dealer. sible for safety.● Tire type and condition may also affect Using the system Normal operation braking effectiveness. Depress the brake pedal and hold it down. De- The ABS operates at speeds above 3 - 6 MPH (5 – When replacing tires, install the press the brake pedal with firm steady pressure, - 10 km/h). specified size of tires on all four but do not pump the brakes. The ABS will oper- ate to prevent the wheels from locking up. Steer When the ABS senses that one or more wheels wheels. the vehicle to avoid obstacles. are close to locking up, the actuator rapidly ap- plies and releases hydraulic pressure.5-30 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • ACTIVE BRAKE LIMITED SLIP (ABLS) VEHICLE DYNAMIC CONTROL (VDC) SYSTEM (if so equipped) SYSTEM (if so equipped)This action is similar to pumping the brakes very ● ABLS is a form of traction control using When accelerating or driving on slippery sur-quickly. You may feel a pulsation in the brake sensors from the Anti-lock Brake System faces, the tires may spin or slide. With the Vehiclepedal and hear a noise from under the hood or (ABS) to transfer power from a slipping drive Dynamic Control (VDC) system, sensors detectfeel a vibration from the actuator when it is oper- wheel to a wheel with more traction. The these movements and control the braking andating. This is normal and indicates that the ABS is ABLS system applies braking to the slipping engine output to help improve vehicle stability.operating properly. However, the pulsation may wheel, which helps redirect power to an-indicate that road conditions are hazardous and other wheel. ● When the vehicle dynamic control (VDC)extra care is required while driving. system is operating, the SLIP indicator in the ● On 4WD models the ABLS system operates instrument panel blinks. in both 4H and 4LO modes. If 4WD mode is engaged, the ABLS system will operate for ● If the 4WD transfer case is shifted into 4LO both drive axles. On 2WD vehicles, the the indicator light will come on and ABLS system operates on the drive axle the VDC system will be turned off. See only. “Transfer case shifting procedures” earlier in ● The ABLS system is always ON unless the this section. system detects brake pad overheating. If ● If the SLIP indicator blinks, the road condi- high brake pad temperature is detected, it tions are slippery. Be sure to adjust your will turn OFF, but normal brake function will speed and driving to these conditions. See continue. ABLS will function even when the “Slip indicator light”, and “Vehicle dynamic VDC system (if so equipped) is turned OFF. control (VDC) off indicator light” in the “In- struments and controls” section. WARNING If the battery is removed or discharged, the trac- The ABLS system provides increased trac- tion control system may be disabled and the tion, but will not prevent accidents due to abrupt steering operation or by careless SLIP and indicator lights will not turn off driving or dangerous driving practices. after 2 seconds when the ignition switch is turned Reduce vehicle speed and be especially to the ON position. Perform the following proce- careful when driving and cornering on dure to reset the system: slippery surfaces, and always drive ● Start the engine and set the steering wheel carefully. in the straight forward position. Starting and driving 5-31 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • ● Drive the vehicle at speeds above 10 mph The computer has a built in diagnostic feature ● Do not modify the vehicle’s suspension. (15 km/h) for at least 10 minutes. that tests the system each time you start the If suspension parts such as shock ab- ● The VDC OFF indicator light should go off engine and move the vehicle forward or in reverse sorbers, struts, springs, stabilizer bars indicating the traction control system is op- at a slow speed. When the self-test occurs, you and bushings are not NISSAN approved erational. may hear a clunk noise and/or feel a pulsation in for your vehicle or are extremely dete- the brake pedal. This is normal and is not an riorated the vehicle dynamic control ● If you interrupt the reset procedure by turn- indication of a malfunction. system may not operate properly. This ing the ignition off, you will need to restart could adversely affect vehicle handling the reset procedure. WARNING performance, and the VDC OFF indica-If after driving the vehicle for more than 10 min- tor light may come on. ● The vehicle dynamic control system isutes and the SLIP and lights remain illumi- designed to help improve driving stabil- ● When driving on extremely inclined sur-nated in the instrument panel, have the vehicle ity but does not prevent accidents due faces such as higher banked corners,dynamic control system checked by a NISSAN to abrupt steering operation at high the vehicle dynamic control system maydealer. speeds or by careless or dangerous not operate properly and the VDC OFFIf the vehicle is operated with the vehicle dynamic driving techniques. Reduce vehicle indicator light may come on. Do notcontrol system off using the VDC OFF switch, speed and be especially careful when drive on these types of roads.most VDC functions will be turned off. The VDC driving and cornering on slippery sur- ● When driving on an unstable surfacesystem will still try to transfer power from a slip- faces and always drive carefully. such as a turntable, ferry, elevator orping drive wheel to one with more traction when ● If brake related parts such as brake ramp, the vehicle dynamic control offthe VDC system switch is OFF. The Slip indicator pads, rotors and calipers are not stan- indicator light may illuminate. This iswill flash if wheel spin is detected. The ABS will dard equipment or are extremely dete- not a malfunction. Restart the enginestill operate with the VDC system off. riorated, the vehicle dynamic control after driving onto a stable surfaceWhen the VDC system is operating, you may feel system may not operate properly and ● If wheels or tires other than the recom-a pulsation in the brake pedal and hear a noise or the vehicle dynamic control off indica- mended ones are used, the vehicle dy-vibration from under the hood. This is normal and tor light may come on. namic control system may not operateindicates that the VDC system is working prop- properly and the vehicle dynamic con-erly. trol off indicator light may come on.5-32 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • HILL DESCENT CONTROL (HDC) SYSTEM (if so equipped)● The vehicle dynamic control system is the driver to concentrate on steering while reduc- WARNING not a substitute for winter tires or tire ing the burden of brake and accelerator opera- chains on a snow covered road. ● Never rely solely on the hill descent tion. control system to control vehicle speed when driving on steep down hill grades. ● When additional braking is required on Always drive carefully and attentively steep downhill roads activate the HDC sys- when using the hill descent control sys- tem by pushing the switch ON, see “Hill tem and decelerate the vehicle speed descent control (HDC) switch” in the “In- by depressing the brake pedal if neces- struments and controls” section. sary. Be especially careful when driving ● Once the system is activated the indicator on frozen, muddy or an extremely steep light will remain on in the instrument panel, downhill roads. Failure to control ve- see “Hill descent control (HDC) system on hicle speed may result in a loss of con- indicator light” in the “Instruments and con- trol of the vehicle and possible serious trols” section. injury or death. If the accelerator or brake pedal is depressed ● The hill descent control may not control while the HDC system is on, the system will stop the vehicle speed on a hill under all load operating temporarily. As soon as the accelerator or road conditions. Always be prepared or brake pedal is released, the HDC system to depress the brake pedal to control begins to function again if the HDC operating vehicle speed. Failure to do so may re- conditions are fulfilled. sult in a collision or serious personal injury. For the best results, when descending steep downhill grades, the HDC switch should be ON The hill descent control system helps maintain and the selector lever in 2 (Second gear) or 1 vehicle speed when driving under 15-21 mph (Low gear) for engine braking. (25-35 km/h) on steeper downhill grades. HDC is useful when engine braking alone in 4H or 4L cannot control vehicle speed. HDC applies the vehicle brakes to control vehicle speed allowing Starting and driving 5-33 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • HILL START ASSIST (HSA) SYSTEM COLD WEATHER DRIVING(if so equipped) WARNING The hill start assist system automatically keeps FREEING A FROZEN DOOR LOCK the brakes applied to help prevent the vehicle● Never rely solely on the hill start assist from rolling backwards in the time it takes the To prevent a door lock from freezing, apply de- system to prevent the vehicle from mov- driver to release the brake pedal and apply the icer through the key hole. If the lock becomes ing backward on a hill. Always drive accelerator when the vehicle is stopped on a hill. frozen, heat the key before inserting it into the key carefully and attentively. Depress the hole or use the remote keyless entry keyfob (if so brake pedal when the vehicle is Hill start assist will operate automatically under equipped). stopped on a steep hill. Be especially the following conditions: careful when stopped on a hill on frozen ANTI-FREEZE ● The selector lever is shifted to a forward or or muddy roads. Failure to prevent the reverse gear. In the winter when it is anticipated that the tem- vehicle from rolling backwards may re- perature will drop below 32°F (0°C), check the sult in a loss of control of the vehicle ● The vehicle is stopped completely on a hill anti-freeze to assure proper winter protection. and possible serious injury or death. by applying the brake. For details, see “Engine cooling system” in the● The hill start assist system is not de- The maximum holding time is 2 seconds. After 2 “Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section of this signed to hold the vehicle at a standstill seconds the vehicle will begin to roll back and hill manual. on a hill. Depress the brake pedal when start assist will stop operating completely. BATTERY the vehicle is stopped on a steep hill. Hill start assist will not operate when the selector Failure to do so may cause the vehicle lever is shifted to N or P or on a flat and level road. If the battery is not fully charged during extremely to roll backwards and may result in a cold weather conditions, the battery fluid may collision or serious personal injury. freeze and damage the battery. To maintain maxi- mum efficiency, the battery should be checked● The hill start assist may not prevent the regularly. For details, see “Battery” in the “Main- vehicle from rolling backwards on a hill tenance and do-it-yourself” section of this under all load or road conditions. Al- manual. ways be prepared to depress the brake pedal to prevent the vehicle from rolling backwards. Failure to do so may result in a collision or serious personal injury.5-34 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • DRAINING OF COOLANT WATER 3. Tire chains may be used. For details see ● Whatever the condition, drive with cau- “Tire chains” in the “Maintenance and do-it- tion. Accelerate and slow down withIf the vehicle is to be left outside without anti- yourself” section of this manual. care. If accelerating or downshifting toofreeze, drain the cooling system, including the fast, the drive wheels will lose evenengine block. Refill before operating the vehicle. SPECIAL WINTER EQUIPMENT more traction.For details, see “Changing engine coolant” in the It is recommended that the following items be ● Allow more stopping distance under“Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section of this carried in the vehicle during winter: these conditions. Braking should bemanual. ● A scraper and stiff-bristled brush to remove started sooner than on dry pavement.TIRE EQUIPMENT ice and snow from the windows and wiper ● Allow greater following distances on 1. SUMMER tires have a tread designed to blades. slippery roads. provide superior performance on dry pave- ● A sturdy, flat board to be placed under the ● Watch for slippery spots (glare ice). ment. However, the performance of these jack to give it firm support. These may appear on an otherwise tires will be substantially reduced in snowy clear road in shaded areas. If a patch of and icy conditions. If you operate your ve- ● A shovel to dig the vehicle out of snowdrifts. ice is seen ahead, brake before reach- hicle on snowy or icy roads, NISSAN recom- ● Extra window washer fluid to refill the reser- ing it. Try not to brake while on the ice, mends the use of MUD & SNOW or ALL voir tank. and avoid any sudden steering SEASON TIRES on all four wheels. Please maneuvers. consult a NISSAN dealer for the tire type, DRIVING ON SNOW OR ICE ● Do not use the cruise control on slip- size, speed rating and availability informa- pery roads. tion. WARNING ● Snow can trap dangerous exhaust 2. For additional traction on icy roads, studded ● Wet ice (32°F, 0°C and freezing rain), gases under your vehicle. Keep snow tires may be used. However, some U.S. very cold snow or ice can be slick and clear of the exhaust pipe and from states and Canadian provinces prohibit their very hard to drive on. The vehicle will around your vehicle. use. Check local, state and provincial laws have much less traction or “grip” under before installing studded tires. these conditions. Try to avoid driving on wet ice until the road is salted orSkid and traction capabilities of studded sanded.snow tires on wet or dry surfaces may bepoorer than that of non-studded snow tires. Starting and driving 5-35 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (if so WARNINGequipped) ● Do not use your engine block heaterEngine block heaters are available through with an ungrounded electrical systemNISSAN dealers to assist in cold temperature or a 2-pronged adapter. You can be se-starting. The engine block heater should be used riously injured by an electrical shock ifwhen the outside temperature is 20° F (-7° C) or you use an ungrounded connection.lower. ● Disconnect and properly store the en-To use the engine block heater: gine block heater cord before staring the engine. Damage to the cord could 1. Turn the engine off. result in an electrical shock and can cause serious injury. 2. Open the hood and unwrap the engine block heater cord. ● Use a heavy-duty 3-wire, 3-pronged ex- tension cord rated for at least 10 A. Plug 3. Plug the engine block heater cord into a the extension cord into a Ground Fault grounded 3 wire, 3 pronged extension cord. Interrupt (GFI) protected, grounded 4. Plug the extension cord into a Ground Fault 110-VAC outlet. Failure to use the Interrupt (GFI) protected, grounded 110- proper extension cord or a grounded outlet can result in a fire or electrical volt AC (VAC) outlet. shock and cause serious personal 5. The engine block heater must be plugged in injury. for at least 2 - 4 hours, depending on outside temperatures, to properly warm the engine coolant. Use an appropriate timer to turn the engine block heater on. 6. Before starting the engine, unplug and prop- erly store the cord to keep it away from moving parts.5-36 Starting and driving ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 6 In case of emergencyFirst aid kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2 Push starting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-10Flat tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2 If your vehicle overheats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-10 Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . . 6-2 Towing your vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-11 Changing a flat tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3 Towing recommended by NISSAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-12Jump starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-8 Vehicle recovery (freeing a stuck vehicle) . . . . . . . . . 6-14 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • FIRST AID KIT FLAT TIRE TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS) This vehicle is equipped with the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). It monitors tire pres- sure of all tires except the spare. When the low tire pressure warning light is lit, one or more of your tires is significantly under-inflated. If equipped, the system also displays pressure of all tires (except the spare tire) on the display screen by sending a signal from a sensor that is installed in each wheel. If the vehicle is being driven with low tire pressure, the TPMS will acti- vate and warn you of it by the low tire pressure LCE0114 warning light. This system will activate only whenA first aid kit is located on the back door trim the vehicle is driven at speeds above 16 MPHpanel. To remove the first aid kit: (25 km/h). For more details, refer to᭺1 Squeeze the latch buttons. “Warning/indicator lights and audible reminders” in the “Instruments and controls” section, “Tire᭺2 Pull the two straps apart to unfasten. pressure information” in the “Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems” sec- tion and “Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)” in the “Starting and driving” section.6-2 In case of emergency ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • WARNING ● Do not inject any tire liquid or aerosol WARNING tire sealant into the tires, as this may● If the low tire pressure warning light cause a malfunction of the tire pressure ● Make sure the parking brake is securely illuminates while driving, avoid sudden sensors. applied and the manual transmission is steering maneuvers or abrupt braking, shifted into R (Reverse), or the auto- reduce vehicle speed, pull off the road CHANGING A FLAT TIRE matic transmission into P (Park). to a safe location and stop the vehicle ● Never change tires when the vehicle is as soon as possible. Serious vehicle If you have a flat tire, follow the instructions be- on a slope, ice or slippery areas. This is damage could occur and may lead to an low. hazardous. accident and could result in serious personal injury. Check the tire pressure Stopping the vehicle ● Never change tires if oncoming traffic is for all four tires. Adjust the tire pressure 1. Safely move the vehicle off the road and close to your vehicle. Wait for profes- to the recommended COLD tire pres- sional road assistance. away from traffic. sure shown on the Tire and Loading Information label to turn the low tire 2. Turn on the hazard warning flashers. pressure warning light OFF. If you have a flat tire, replace it with a spare tire as 3. Park on a level surface and apply the parking soon as possible. brake. Shift the manual transmission into R (Reverse), or the automatic transmission● When a spare tire is mounted or a wheel into P (Park). is replaced, tire pressure will not be indicated, the TPMS will not function 4. Turn off the engine. and the low tire pressure warning light 5. Raise the hood to warn other traffic and to will flash. Contact your NISSAN dealer signal professional road assistance person- as soon as possible for tire replacement nel that you need assistance. and/or system resetting.● Replacing tires with those not originally 6. Have all passengers get out of the vehicle specified by NISSAN could affect the and stand in a safe place, away from traffic proper operation of the TPMS. and clear of the vehicle. In case of emergency 6-3 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • WCE0044 LCE0115 LCE0117Blocking wheels Getting the spare tire and tools 3. Find the oval-shaped opening above the middle of the bumper. Pass the T-shapedPlace suitable blocks ᭺ at both the front and 1 1. Fold the rear bench seat cushion forward. end of the jack rod through the opening andback of the wheel diagonally opposite the flat tire Refer to “Folding the 2nd row bench seat” in direct it toward the spare tire winch, located᭺ to prevent the vehicle from moving when it is 2 the “Safety–Seats, seat belts and supple- directly above the spare tire.jacked up. mental restraint system” section earlier in this manual. CAUTION WARNING 2. Remove the jack and jacking tools. Do not insert the jack rod straight as it isBe sure to block the wheel as the vehicle designed to be inserted at an angle asmay move and result in personal injury. shown.6-4 In case of emergency ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 5. Seat the T-shaped end of the jack rod into ● Use the correct jack-up points. Never the T-shaped opening of the tire winch. Ap- use any other part of the vehicle for jack ply pressure to keep the jack rod engaged in support. the spare tire winch and turn the jack rod counterclockwise to lower the spare tire. ● Never jack up the vehicle more than necessary. 6. Once the spare tire is completely lowered, ● Never use blocks on or under the jack. reach under the vehicle, remove the retainer chain, and carefully slide the tire from under ● Do not start or run the engine while the rear of the vehicle. vehicle is on the jack. It may cause the vehicle to move. This is especially true CAUTION for vehicles with limited slip differentials. Be sure to center the spare tire suspend- ing plate on the wheel and then lift the ● Do not allow passengers to stay in the spare tire. vehicle while it is on the jack. ● Never run the engine with a wheel(s) off Jacking up vehicle and removing the the ground. It may cause the vehicle to damaged tire move. WARNING Always refer to the illustration for the correct placement and jack-up points for your specific ● Never get under the vehicle while it is vehicle model and jack type. supported only by the jack. If it is nec- LCE0118 essary to work under the vehicle, sup- Carefully read the caution label attached to port it with safety stands. the jack body and the following instruc-4. Fit the square end of the jack rod into the tions. square hole of the wheel nut wrench to form ● Use only the jack provided with your a handle. vehicle to lift the vehicle. Do not use the 1. Loosen each wheel nut one or two turns by jack provided with your vehicle on other turning counterclockwise with the wheel nut vehicles. The jack is designed for lifting wrench. Do not remove the wheel nuts only your vehicle during a tire change. until the tire is off the ground. In case of emergency 6-5 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • LCE0119 LCE0087 2. Place the jack directly under the jack-up The jack should be used on firm and 3. Install the assembled jack rod into the jack point as illustrated so the top of the jack level ground. as shown. contacts the vehicle at the jack-up point. The 4. To lift the vehicle, securely hold the jack lever front tire jack-up points are indicated by and rod. Carefully raise the vehicle until the stamped arrows on the side of the frame. tire clears the ground.6-6 In case of emergency ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 5. Remove the wheel nuts and then remove the 4. Lower the vehicle slowly until the tire tire. touches the ground. Then, with the wheel nut wrench, tighten the wheel nuts securely in the sequence illustrated. Lower the ve- hicle completely. WARNING ● Incorrect wheel nuts or improperly tightened wheel nuts can cause the wheel to become loose or come off. This could cause an accident. ● Do not use oil or grease on the wheel studs or nuts. This could cause the nuts WCE0063 to become loose. Installing the spare tire ● Retighten the wheel nuts when the ve- hicle has been driven for 600 miles The spare tire is designed for emergency (1,000 km) (also in cases of a flat tire, use. See specific instructions under the etc.). heading “Wheels and tires” in the “Mainte- nance and do-it-yourself” section of this As soon as possible, tighten the wheel nuts manual. to the specified torque with a torque wrench. 1. Clean any mud or dirt from the surface be- tween the wheel and hub. Wheel nut tightening torque: 2. Carefully put the spare tire on and tighten 98 ft-lb (133 N·m) the wheel nuts finger tight. The wheel nuts must be kept tightened to 3. With the wheel nut wrench, tighten wheel specification at all times. It is recom- nuts alternately and evenly as illustrated until mended that wheel nuts be tightened to they are tight. specifications at each lubrication interval. In case of emergency 6-7 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • JUMP STARTINGAdjust tire pressure to the COLD pressure. To start your engine with a booster battery, the ● Whenever working on or near a battery, instructions and precautions below must be fol- always wear suitable eye protectors (forCOLD pressure: After vehicle has beenparked for three hours or more or driven lowed. example, goggles or industrial safetyless than 1 mile (1.6 km). spectacles) and remove rings, metal WARNING bands, or any other jewelry. Do not leanCOLD tire pressures are shown on the Tire over the battery when jump starting.and Loading Information label affixed to ● If done incorrectly, jump starting canthe driver side center pillar. lead to a battery explosion, resulting in ● Do not attempt to jump start a frozen severe injury or death. It could also battery. It could explode and cause se- 5. Securely store the flat tire and jacking equip- damage your vehicle. rious injury. ment in the vehicle. ● Explosive hydrogen gas is always ● Your vehicle has an automatic engine present in the vicinity of the battery. cooling fan. It could come on at any WARNING Keep all sparks and flames away from time. Keep hands and other objects● Always make sure that the spare tire the battery. away from it. and jacking equipment are properly se- ● Do not allow battery fluid to come into cured after use. Such items can become contact with eyes, skin, clothing or dangerous projectiles in an accident or painted surfaces. Battery fluid is a cor- sudden stop. rosive sulfuric acid solution which can● The spare tire is designed for emer- cause severe burns. If the fluid should gency use. See specific instructions un- come into contact with anything, imme- der the heading “Wheels and tires” in diately flush the contacted area with the “Maintenance and do-it-yourself” water. section of this manual. ● Keep battery out of the reach of children. ● The booster battery must be rated at 12 volts. Use of an improperly rated battery can damage your vehicle.6-8 In case of emergency ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • CAUTION ● Always connect positive (ϩ) to positive (ϩ) and negative (Ϫ) to body ground (for example, strut mounting bolt, engine lift bracket, etc.) — not to the battery. ● Make sure the jumper cables do not touch moving parts in the engine com- partment and that the cable clamps do not contact any other metal. 5. Start the engine of the booster vehicle and let it run for a few minutes. 6. Keep the engine speed of the booster ve- WCE0066 hicle at about 2,000 rpm, and start the en- 2. Apply the parking brake. Move the shift lever gine of the vehicle being jump started. WARNING to N (Neutral) (manual transmission) or to PAlways follow the instructions below. (Park) (automatic transmission). Switch off CAUTIONFailure to do so could result in damage to all unnecessary electrical systems (lights,the charging system and cause personal Do not keep the starter motor engaged for heater, air conditioner, etc.). more than 10 seconds. If the engine doesinjury. 3. Remove vent caps on the battery (if so not start right away, turn the key off and1. If the booster battery is in another vehicle, equipped). Cover the battery with an old wait 3 to 4 seconds before trying again. position the two vehicles to bring their bat- cloth to reduce explosion hazard. 7. After starting the engine, carefully disconnect teries near each other. 4. Connect jumper cables in the sequence il- the negative cable and then the positive cable. Do not allow the two vehicles to touch. lustrated (᭺, ᭺, ᭺, ᭺). A B C D 8. Replace the vent caps (if so equipped). Be sure to dispose of the cloth used to cover the vent holes as it may be contaminated with corrosive acid. In case of emergency 6-9 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • PUSH STARTING IF YOUR VEHICLE OVERHEATS 3. Get out of the vehicle. Look and listen for CAUTION WARNING steam or coolant escaping from the radiator● Three-way catalyst equipped models ● Do not continue to drive if your vehicle before opening the hood. (If steam or cool- should not be started by pushing. The overheats. Doing so could cause engine ant is escaping, turn off the engine.) Do not three-way catalyst may be damaged. damage or a vehicle fire. open the hood further until no steam or● Automatic transmission models cannot ● To avoid the danger of being scalded, coolant can be seen. be push-started or tow-started. At- never remove the radiator or coolant 4. Open the engine hood. tempting to do so may cause transmis- reservoir cap while the engine is still sion damage. hot. When the radiator or coolant reser- voir cap is removed, pressurized hot WARNING● For manual transmission models, never water will spurt out, possibly causing If steam or water is coming from the en- try to start the vehicle by towing it. serious injury. gine, stand clear to prevent getting When the engine starts, the forward burned. surge could cause the vehicle to collide ● Do not open the hood if steam is com- with the tow vehicle. ing out. 5. Visually check drive belts for damage or If your vehicle is overheating (indicated by an looseness. Also check if the cooling fan is extremely high temperature gauge reading and running. The radiator hoses and radiator the illumination of the engine oil pressure/engine should not leak water. If coolant is leaking, coolant temperature high indicator light), or if you the water pump belt is missing or loose, or feel a lack of engine power, detect abnormal the cooling fan does not run, stop the en- noise, etc. take the following steps. gine. 1. Move the vehicle safely off the road, apply WARNING the parking brake and move the shift lever to P (Park). Be careful not to allow your hands, hair, jewelry or clothing to come into contact Do not stop the engine. with, or get caught in, engine belts or the 2. Turn off the air conditioner. Open all the engine cooling fan. The engine cooling windows, move the heater or air conditioner fan can start at any time when the coolant temperature control to maximum hot and fan temperature is high. control to high speed.6-10 In case of emergency ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • TOWING YOUR VEHICLE6. After the engine cools down, check the cool- When towing your vehicle, all State (Provincial in For information about towing your vehicle behind ant level in the engine coolant reservoir tank Canada) and local regulations for towing must be a recreational vehicle (RV), refer to “Flat towing” with the engine running. Add coolant to the followed. Incorrect towing equipment could dam- in the “Technical and consumer information” sec- engine coolant reservoir tank if necessary. age your vehicle. Towing instructions are avail- tion of this manual. Have your vehicle repaired at a NISSAN able from a NISSAN dealer. Local service opera- dealer. tors are generally familiar with the applicable laws and procedures for towing. To assure proper towing and to prevent accidental damage to your vehicle, NISSAN recommends having a service operator tow your vehicle. It is advisable to have the service operator carefully read the following precautions: WARNING ● Never ride in a vehicle that is being towed. ● Never get under your vehicle after it has been lifted by a tow truck. CAUTION ● When towing, make sure that the trans- mission, axles, steering system and powertrain are in working condition. If any unit is damaged, dollies must be used. ● Always attach safety chains before towing. In case of emergency 6-11 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • Two-wheel drive models ● If you have to tow manual transmission NISSAN recommends that your vehicle be towed models with the rear wheels on the ground (if you do not use towing dol- with the driving (rear) wheels off the ground or lies) or four wheels on the ground: place the vehicle on a flat bed truck as illustrated. ● Always release the parking brake. CAUTION ● Move the transmission shift lever to ● Never tow automatic transmission the N (Neutral) position. models with the rear wheels on the ● Observe the following restricted tow- ground or four wheels on the ground ing speeds and distances for manual (forward or backward), as this may transmission models only: cause serious and expensive damage to the transmission. If it is necessary to Speed: Below 60 MPH (97 km/h) tow the vehicle with the front wheels Distance: Less than 500 miles (805 raised always use towing dollies under km) the rear wheels. If the speed or distance must necessarily be ● When towing automatic or manual greater, remove the propeller shaft before towing transmission models with the front to prevent damage to the transmission. wheels on the ground or on towing dollies: – Turn the ignition key to the OFF po- sition, and secure the steering wheel ACE1037 in a straight-ahead position with aTOWING RECOMMENDED BY rope or similar device. Never secure the steering wheel by turning the ig-NISSAN nition key to the LOCK position. This may damage the steering lock mechanism.6-12 In case of emergency ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • ● If you have to tow manual transmission models with the rear wheels on the ground (if you do not use towing dol- lies) or four wheels on the ground: ● Move the 4WD shift switch to the 2H position. ● Move the transmission shift lever to the N (Neutral) position. ● Always release the parking brake. ● Observe the following restricted tow- ing speeds and distances for manual transmission models only: WSD0097 Speed: Below 60 MPH (97 km/h)Four-wheel drive models ● When towing automatic or manual Distance: Less than 500 miles (805 transmission models with the frontNISSAN recommends that towing dollies be km) wheels on the ground or on towingused when towing your vehicle or place the ve- dollies: If the speed or distance must necessarily behicle on a flat bed truck as illustrated. ● Move the 4WD shift switch to the 2H greater, remove the propeller shaft before towing position. to prevent damage to the transmission. CAUTION● Never tow automatic transmission ● Turn the ignition key to the OFF po- models with the rear wheels on the sition, and secure the steering wheel ground or four wheels on the ground, as in a straight-ahead position with a this may cause serious and expensive rope or similar device. Never secure damage to the transmission. If it is nec- the steering wheel by turning the ig- essary to tow the vehicle with the front nition key to the LOCK position. This wheels raised always use towing dollies may damage the steering lock under the rear wheels. mechanism. In case of emergency 6-13 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 2. Make sure the area in front and behind the CAUTION vehicle is clear of obstructions. ● Tow chains or cables must be attached only to the main structural members of 3. Turn the steering wheel right and left to clear the vehicle or the towing hooks (if so an area around the front tires. equipped). Otherwise, the vehicle body 4. Slowly rock the vehicle forward and back- will be damaged. ward. ● Use the towing hook (if so equipped) ● Shift back and forth between R (Reverse) only to free a vehicle stuck in sand, and D (Drive). snow, mud, etc. Never tow the vehicle for a long distance using only the tow- ● Apply the accelerator as little as possible ing hook. to maintain the rocking motion. ● The towing hook is under tremendous ● Release the accelerator pedal before force when used to free a stuck vehicle. shifting between R and D. LCE0103 Never pull the hook at an angle. ● Do not spin the tires above 35 mph (55VEHICLE RECOVERY (freeing a stuck km/h). ● Always pull the cable straight out fromvehicle) the front or rear of the vehicle. 5. If the vehicle can not be freed after a few WARNING ● Pulling devices should be routed so tries, contact a professional towing service they do not touch any part of the sus- to remove the vehicle.● Stand clear of a stuck vehicle. pension, steering, brake or cooling● Do not spin your tires at high speed. systems. This could cause them to explode and ● Pulling devices such as ropes or canvas result in serious injury. Parts of your straps are not recommended for use in vehicle could also overheat and be vehicle towing or recovery. damaged. If your vehicle is stuck in sand, snow, mud, etc., use the following procedure: 1. Turn off the Vehicle Dynamic Control System (if so equipped).6-14 In case of emergency ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 7 Appearance and careCleaning exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2 Cleaning interior. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-4 Washing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2 Floor mats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-4 Waxing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2 Seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5 Removing spots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3 Corrosion protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5 Underbody . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3 Most common factors contributing to vehicle Glass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3 corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5 Aluminum alloy wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3 Environmental factors influence the rate of Chrome parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3 corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5 Tire dressings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3 To protect your vehicle from corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • CLEANING EXTERIORIn order to maintain the appearance of your ve- the effects of road salt. Therefore, these areas CAUTIONhicle, it is important to take proper care of it. must be cleaned regularly. Take care that the ● Do not use car washes that use acid in drain holes in the lower edge of the door areTo protect the paint surfaces, please wash your the detergent. Some car washes, espe- open. Spray water under the body and in thevehicle as soon as you can: cially brushless ones, use some acid for wheel wells to loosen the dirt and wash away ● after a rainfall to prevent possible damage cleaning. The acid may react with some road salt. from acid rain. plastic vehicle components, causing them to crack. This could affect their A damp chamois can be used to dry the vehicle to ● after driving on coastal roads. appearance, and also could cause them avoid water spots. not to function properly. Always check WAXING ● when contaminants such as soot, bird drop- with your car wash to confirm that acid pings, tree sap, metal particles or bugs get is not used. Regular waxing protects the paint surface and on the paint surface. helps retain new vehicle appearance. Polishing is ● Do not wash the vehicle with strong recommended to remove built-up wax residue ● when dust or mud builds up on the surface. household soap, strong chemical deter- and to avoid a weathered appearance beforeWhenever possible, store or park your vehicle gents, gasoline or solvents. re-applying wax.inside a garage or in a covered area. ● Do not wash the vehicle in direct sun- A NISSAN dealer can assist you in choosing the light or while the vehicle body is hot, as proper product.When it is necessary to park outside, park in a the surface may become water-spotted.shady area or protect the vehicle with a body ● Wax your vehicle only after a thorough wash-cover. ● Avoid using tight-napped or rough ing. Follow the instructions supplied with the cloths, such as washing mitts. CareBe careful not to scratch the paint surface wax. must be taken when removingwhen putting on or removing the body caked-on dirt or other foreign sub- ● Do not use a wax containing any abrasives,cover. stances so the paint surface is not cutting compounds or cleaners that may scratched or damaged. damage the vehicle finish.WASHING Rinse the vehicle thoroughly with plenty of clean Machine compounding or aggressive polishingWash dirt off with a wet sponge and plenty of water. on a base coat/clear coat paint finish may dull thewater. Clean the vehicle thoroughly using a mild finish or leave swirl marks.soap, a special vehicle soap or general purpose Inside flanges, seams and folds on the doors,dishwashing liquid mixed with clean, lukewarm hatches and hood are particularly vulnerable to(never hot) water.7-2 Appearance and care ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • REMOVING SPOTS CAUTION CHROME PARTSRemove tar and oil spots, industrial dust, insects, When cleaning the inside of the windows, Clean all chrome parts regularly with a non-and tree sap as quickly as possible from the do not use sharp-edged tools, abrasive abrasive chrome polish to maintain the finish.surface of the paint to avoid lasting damage or cleaners or chlorine-based disinfectant TIRE DRESSINGSstaining. Special cleaning products are available cleaners. They could damage the electri-at a NISSAN dealer or any automotive accessory cal conductors, radio antenna elements or NISSAN does not recommend the use of tirestore. rear window defroster elements. dressings. Tire manufacturers apply a coating to the tires to help reduce discoloration of the rub-UNDERBODY ALUMINUM ALLOY WHEELS ber. If a tire dressing is applied to the tires, it may react with the coating and form a compound. ThisIn areas where road salt is used in winter, it is Wash the wheels regularly with a sponge damp- compound may come off the tire while driving andnecessary to clean the underbody regularly in ened in a mild soap solution, especially during stain the vehicle paint.order to prevent dirt and salt from building up and winter months in areas where road salt is used. Ifcausing the acceleration of corrosion on the un- not removed, road salt can discolor the wheels. If you choose to use a tire dressing, take thederbody and suspension. Before the winter pe- following precautions:riod and again in the spring, the underseal must CAUTION ● Use a water-based tire dressing. The coat-be checked and, if necessary, retreated. Follow the directions below to avoid ing on the tire dissolves more easily with an staining or discoloring the wheels: oil-based tire dressing.GLASS ● Do not use a cleaner that uses strong ● Apply a light coat of tire dressing to helpUse glass cleaner to remove smoke and dust film prevent it from entering the tire acid or alkali contents to clean thefrom the glass surfaces. It is normal for glass to tread/grooves (where it would be difficult to wheels.become coated with a film after the vehicle is remove).parked in the hot sun. Glass cleaner and a soft ● Do not apply wheel cleaners to thecloth will easily remove this film. wheels when they are hot. The wheel ● Wipe off excess tire dressing using a dry temperature should be the same as am- towel. Make sure the tire dressing is com- bient temperature. pletely removed from the tire tread/grooves. ● Rinse the wheel to completely remove ● Allow the tire dressing to dry as recom- the cleaner within 15 minutes after the mended by tire dressing manufacturer. cleaner is applied. Appearance and care 7-3 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • CLEANING INTERIOROccasionally remove loose dust from the interior ● Never use fabric protectors unless rec-trim, plastic parts and seats using a vacuum ommended by the manufacturer.cleaner or soft bristled brush. Wipe the vinyl andleather surfaces with a clean, soft cloth damp- ● Do not use glass or plastic cleaner onened in mild soap solution, then wipe clean with a meter or gauge lens covers. It may dam-dry, soft cloth. age the lens cover.Regular care and cleaning is required in order to FLOOR MATSmaintain the appearance of the leather. The use of genuine NISSAN floor mats can ex-Before using any fabric protector, read the manu- tend the life of your vehicle carpet and make itfacturer’s recommendations. Some fabric pro- easier to clean the interior. No matter whattectors contain chemicals that may stain or mats are used, be sure they are fitted forbleach the seat material. your vehicle and are properly positioned in the footwell to prevent interference withUse a cloth dampened only with water to clean pedal operation. Mats should be maintained WAI0006the meter and gauge lens. with regular cleaning and replaced if they be- Floor mat positioning aid (driver’s side come excessively worn. CAUTION only)● Never use benzine, thinner or any simi- This vehicle includes a front floor mat bracket to lar material. act as a floor mat positioning aid. NISSAN floor mats have been specially designed for your ve-● Small dirt particles can be abrasive and hicle model. The driver’s side floor mat has a damaging to leather surfaces and grommet hole incorporated in it. Position the mat should be removed promptly. Do not by placing the floor mat bracket hook through the use saddle soap, car waxes, polishes, floor mat grommet hole while centering the mat in oils, cleaning fluids, solvents, deter- the footwell. gents or ammonia-based cleaners as they may damage the leather’s natural Periodically check to make certain the mats are finish. properly positioned.7-4 Appearance and care ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • CORROSION PROTECTIONSEAT BELTS MOST COMMON FACTORS TemperatureThe seat belts can be cleaned by wiping them CONTRIBUTING TO VEHICLE High temperatures accelerate the rate of corro-with a sponge dampened in a mild soap solution. CORROSION sion to those parts which are not well ventilated.Allow the belts to dry completely in the shadebefore using them. See “Seat belt maintenance” ● The accumulation of moisture-retaining dirt Air pollutionin the “Safety – Seats, seat belts and supplemen- and debris in body panel sections, cavities, and other areas. Industrial pollution, the presence of salt in the airtal restraint system” section of this manual. in coastal areas, or heavy road salt use acceler- ● Damage to paint and other protective coat- ates the corrosion process. Road salt also accel- WARNING ings caused by gravel and stone chips or erates the disintegration of paint surfaces.Do not allow wet seat belts to roll up in the minor traffic accidents.retractor. NEVER use bleach, dye or TO PROTECT YOUR VEHICLEchemical solvents to clean the seat belts, ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS FROM CORROSIONsince these materials may severely INFLUENCE THE RATE OF ● Wash and wax your vehicle often to keep theweaken the seat belt webbing. CORROSION vehicle clean. Moisture ● Always check for minor damage to the paint Accumulation of sand, dirt and water on the ve- and repair it as soon as possible. hicle body underside can accelerate corrosion. ● Keep drain holes at the bottom of the doors Wet floor coverings will not dry completely inside open to avoid water accumulation. the vehicle, and should be removed for drying to ● Check the underbody for accumulation of avoid floor panel corrosion. sand, dirt or salt. If present, wash with water Relative humidity as soon as possible. Corrosion will be accelerated in areas of high CAUTION relative humidity, especially those areas where ● NEVER remove dirt, sand or other de- the temperatures stay above freezing and where bris from the passenger compartment atmospheric pollution exists and road salt is by washing it out with a hose. Remove used. dirt with a vacuum cleaner or broom. Appearance and care 7-5 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • ● Never allow water or other liquids to come in contact with electronic compo- nents inside the vehicle as this may damage them.Chemicals used for road surface de-icing areextremely corrosive. They accelerate corrosionand deterioration of underbody componentssuch as the exhaust system, fuel and brake lines,brake cables, floor pan and fenders.In winter, the underbody must be cleanedperiodically.For additional protection against rust and corro-sion, which may be required in some areas, con-sult a NISSAN dealer.7-6 Appearance and care ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 8 Maintenance and do-it-yourselfMaintenance requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2 Drive belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-16General maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2 Spark plugs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-16 Explanation of general maintenance items . . . . . . . . . 8-2 Replacing spark plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-16Maintenance precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-5 Air cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-17Engine compartment check locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-6 In-cabin microfilter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-17Engine cooling system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-7 Windshield wiper blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-19 Checking engine coolant level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-7 Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-19 Changing engine coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-8 Replacing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-19Engine oil. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-8 Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-22 Checking engine oil level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-8 Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-22 Changing engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9 Engine compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-23 Changing engine oil filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-10 Passenger compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-245-speed automatic transmission fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-11 Keyfob battery replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-25Power steering fluid. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-11 Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-26Brake and clutch fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-12 Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-26 Brake fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-12 Exterior and interior lights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-27 Clutch fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-12 Wheels and tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-30Window washer fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-13 Tire pressure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-30 Window washer fluid reservoir . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-13 Tire labeling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-33Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-13 Types of tires. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-36 Jump starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-15 Tire chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-37Variable Voltage Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-15 Changing wheels and tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-37 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS GENERAL MAINTENANCEYour new NISSAN has been designed to have Performing general maintenance checks requires During the normal day-to-day operation of theminimum maintenance requirements with longer minimal mechanical skill and only a few general vehicle, general maintenance should be per-service intervals to save you both time and automotive tools. formed regularly as prescribed in this section. Ifmoney. However, some day-to-day and regular These checks or inspections can be done by you, you detect any unusual sounds, vibrations ormaintenance is essential to maintain your NIS- a qualified technician, or, if you prefer, a NISSAN smells, be sure to check for the cause or have aSAN’s good mechanical condition, as well as its dealer. NISSAN dealer do it promptly. In addition, youemission and engine performance. should notify a NISSAN dealer if you think that Where to go for service repairs are required.It is the owner’s responsibility to make sure thatthe scheduled maintenance, as well as general If maintenance service is required or your vehicle When performing any checks or maintenancemaintenance, is performed. appears to malfunction, have the systems work, closely observe the “Maintenance precau- checked and corrected by a NISSAN dealer. tions” later in this section.As the vehicle owner, you are the only one who NISSAN technicians are well-trained specialistscan ensure that your vehicle receives proper who are kept up-to-date with the latest service EXPLANATION OF GENERALmaintenance. You are a vital link in the mainte- information through technical bulletins, service MAINTENANCE ITEMSnance chain. tips, and in-dealership training programs. They are completely qualified to work on NISSAN ve- Additional information on the followingScheduled maintenance items with “*” is found later in this section. hicles before they work on your vehicle, ratherFor your convenience, both required and optional than after they have worked on it.scheduled maintenance items are described and Outside the vehiclelisted in your “NISSAN Service and Maintenance You can be confident that a NISSAN dealer’s The maintenance items listed here should beGuide.” You must refer to that guide to ensure service department performs the best job to meet performed from time to time, unless otherwise the maintenance requirements on your vehicle —that necessary maintenance is performed on your specified. in a reliable and economical way.NISSAN at regular intervals. Doors and engine hood Check that the doorsGeneral maintenance and engine hood operate properly. Also ensureGeneral maintenance includes those items which that all latches lock securely. Lubricate hinges,should be checked during normal day-to-day op- latches, latch pins, rollers and links as necessary.eration. They are essential for proper vehicle op- Make sure that the secondary latch keeps theeration. It is your responsibility to perform these hood from opening when the primary latch ismaintenance procedures regularly as prescribed. released.8-2 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • When driving in areas using road salt or other Windshield Clean the windshield on a regular Brakes Check that the brakes do not pull thecorrosive materials, check lubrication frequently. basis. Check the windshield at least every six vehicle to one side when applied. months for cracks or other damage. Have a dam-Lights* Clean the headlights on a regular basis. Parking brake Confirm that your vehicle is held aged windshield repaired by a qualified repairMake sure that the headlights, stop lights, tail securely on a fairly steep hill with only the parking facility.lights, turn signal lights, and other lights are all brake applied.operating properly and installed securely. Also Windshield wiper blades* Check for cracks or Seats Check seat position controls such as seatcheck headlight aim. wear if they do not wipe properly. adjusters, seatback recliner, etc. to ensure theyRoad wheel nuts* When checking the tires, Inside the vehicle operate smoothly and all latches lock securely inmake sure no wheel nuts are missing, and check every position. Check that the head restraintsfor any loose wheel nuts. Tighten if necessary. The maintenance items listed here should be move up and down smoothly and the locks (if so checked on a regular basis, such as when per- equipped) hold securely in all latched positions.Tire rotation* Tires should be rotated every forming periodic maintenance, cleaning the ve-7,500 miles (12,000 km). Seat belts Check that all parts of the seat belt hicle, etc.Tires* Check the pressure with a gauge often system (for example, buckles, anchors, adjustersand always prior to long distance trips. If neces- Additional information on the following and retractors) operate properly and smoothly,sary, adjust the pressure in all tires, including the items with an “*” is found later in this sec- and are installed securely. Check the belt web-spare, to the pressure specified. Check carefully tion. bing for cuts, fraying, wear or damage.for damage, cuts or excessive wear. Accelerator pedal Check the pedal for smooth Steering wheel Check for changes in the steer-Wheel alignment and balance If the vehicle operation and make sure the pedal does not bind ing system, such as excessive freeplay, hardshould pull to either side while driving on a or require uneven effort. Keep the floor mat away steering or strange noises.straight and level road, or if you detect uneven or from the pedal.abnormal tire wear, there may be a need for wheel Warning lights and chimes Make sure all Automatic transmission P (Park) position warning lights and chimes are operating properly.alignment. If the steering wheel or seat vibrates at mechanism On a fairly steep hill check that yournormal highway speeds, wheel balancing may be Windshield wiper and washer* Check thatneeded. vehicle is held securely with the selector lever in the P (Park) position without applying any brakes. the wipers and washer operate properly and that ● For additional information regarding tires, the wipers do not streak. refer to “Important Tire Safety Information” Brake pedal* Check the pedal for smooth op- (US) or “Tire Safety Information” (Canada) in eration and keep the floor mat away from the the Warranty Information Booklet . pedal. Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-3 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • Windshield defroster Check that the air exhaust fumes, immediately have the exhaust where mud and dirt may have accumulated. Seecomes out of the defroster outlets properly and in system inspected by a NISSAN dealer. See the the “Appearance and care” section of thissufficient quantity when operating the heater or carbon monoxide warning in the “Starting and manual.air conditioner. driving” section of this manual. Windshield washer fluid* Check that there isUnder the hood and vehicle Fluid leaks Check under the vehicle for fuel, oil, adequate fluid in the reservoir. water or other fluid leaks after the vehicle hasThe maintenance items listed here should bechecked periodically (for example, each time you been parked for a while. Water dripping from thecheck the engine oil or refuel). air conditioner after use is normal. If you should notice any leaks or if gasoline fumes are evident,Battery* Check the fluid level in each cell. It check for the cause and have it corrected imme-should be between the MAX and MIN lines. Ve- diately.hicles operated in high temperatures or undersevere conditions require frequent checks of the Power steering fluid level* and lines Checkbattery fluid level. the level when the fluid is cold, with the engine off. Check the lines for proper attachment, leaks,Brake fluid levels* Make sure that the brake cracks, etc.fluid level is between the MIN and MAX lines onthe reservoir. Radiator and hoses Check the front of theEngine coolant level* Check the coolant level radiator and clean off any dirt, insects, leaves,when the engine is cold. etc., that may have accumulated. Make sure the hoses have no cracks, deformation, rot or looseEngine drive belts* Make sure the drive belts connections.are not frayed, worn, cracked or oily. Underbody The underbody is frequently ex-Engine oil level* Check the level after parking posed to corrosive substances such as thosethe vehicle on a level surface with the engine off. used on icy roads or to control dust. It is veryWait more than 10 minutes for the oil to drain important to remove these substances from theback into the oil pan. underbody, otherwise rust may form on the floorExhaust system Make sure there are no loose pan, frame, fuel lines and exhaust system. At thesupports, cracks or holes. If the sound of the end of winter, the underbody should be thor-exhaust seems unusual or there is a smell of oughly flushed with plain water, in those areas8-4 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • MAINTENANCE PRECAUTIONSWhen performing any inspection or maintenance ● If you must work with the engine run- CAUTIONwork on your vehicle, always take care to prevent ning, keep your hands, clothing, hairserious accidental injury to yourself or damage to and tools away from moving fans, belts ● Do not work under the hood while thethe vehicle. The following are general precau- and any other moving parts. engine is hot. Turn the engine off andtions which should be closely observed. wait until it cools down. ● It is advisable to secure or remove any loose clothing and remove any jewelry, ● Avoid contact with used engine oil and WARNING coolant. Improperly disposed engine such as rings, watches, etc. before● Park the vehicle on a level surface, ap- working on your vehicle. oil, engine coolant and/or other vehicle ply the parking brake securely and fluids can damage the environment. Al- block the wheels to prevent the vehicle ● Always wear eye protection whenever ways conform to local regulations for from moving. Move the shift selector you work on your vehicle. disposal of vehicle fluid. lever to P (Park). ● If you must run the engine in an en- This “Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section● Be sure the ignition key is in the OFF or closed space such as a garage, be sure gives instructions regarding only those items LOCK position when performing any there is proper ventilation for exhaust which are relatively easy for an owner to perform. parts replacement or repairs. gases to escape. A genuine NISSAN service manual is also avail-● Never leave the engine or automatic ● Never get under the vehicle while it is able. See “Owner’s Manual/Service Manual or- transmission related component har- supported only by a jack. If it is neces- der information” in the “Technical and consumer nesses disconnected while the ignition sary to work under the vehicle, support information” section of this manual. switch is in the ON position. it with safety stands.● Never connect or disconnect the battery You should be aware that incomplete or improper ● Keep smoking materials, flame and servicing may result in operating difficulties or or any transistorized component while sparks away from the fuel tank and the ignition switch is in the ON position. excessive emissions, and could affect warranty battery. coverage. If in doubt about any servicing,● Your vehicle is equipped with an auto- ● On gasoline engine models with the have it done by a NISSAN dealer. matic engine cooling fan. It may come on multiport fuel injection (MFI) system, at any time without warning, even if the the fuel filter or fuel lines should be ignition key is in the OFF position and the serviced by a NISSAN dealer because engine is not running. To avoid injury, the fuel lines are under high pressure always disconnect the negative battery even when the engine is off. cable before working near the fan. Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-5 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • ENGINE COMPARTMENT CHECKLOCATIONS VQ40DE engine 1. Windshield washer fluid reservoir 2. Battery 3. Fuse/fusible link box 4. Engine oil filler cap 5. Engine oil dipstick 6. Brake fluid reservoir 7. Air cleaner 8. Drive belt location 9. Radiator cap 10. Power steering fluid reservoir 11. Engine coolant reservoir NOTE: Engine cover removed for clarity. WDI05078-6 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • ENGINE COOLING SYSTEMThe engine cooling system is filled at the factory CAUTIONwith Genuine NISSAN Long LifeAntifreeze/Coolant to provide year-round anti- When adding or replacing coolant, be surefreeze and coolant protection.The anti-freeze so- to use only a Genuine NISSAN Long Lifelution contains rust and corrosion inhibitors. Ad- Antifreeze/Coolant (green) or equivalentditional engine cooling system additives are not with the proper mixture ratio of 50% anti-necessary. freeze and 50% demineralized or distilled water. The use of other types of coolant solutions or coolant colors, such as or- WARNING ange, may damage the engine cooling● Never remove the radiator or coolant system. reservoir cap when the engine is hot. Wait until the engine and radiator cool Outside temperature Genuine Demineral- down. Serious burns could be caused down to NISSAN ized or dis- by high pressure fluid escaping from Long Life tilled water Antifreeze/ LDI0436 the radiator. See precautions in “If your °C °F vehicle overheats” found in the “In case Coolant or CHECKING ENGINE COOLANT equivalent of emergency” section of this manual. LEVEL -35 -30 50% 50%● The radiator is equipped with a pres- Check the coolant level in the reservoir when sure type radiator cap. To prevent en- the engine is cold. If the coolant level is below gine damage, use only a genuine the MIN level, add coolant to the MAX level. If the NISSAN radiator cap. reservoir is empty, check the coolant level in the radiator when the engine is cold. If there is insufficient coolant in the radiator, fill the radiator with coolant up to the filler opening and also add it to the reservoir up to the MAX level. The engine coolant reservoir is a pressur- ized tank. When installing the cap, tighten it until a clicking sound is heard. Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-7 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • ENGINE OILIf the cooling system frequently requirescoolant, have it checked by a NISSANdealer.CHANGING ENGINE COOLANTA NISSAN dealer can change the engine coolant.The service procedure can be found in theNISSAN Service Manual.Improper servicing can result in reducedheater performance and engine overheat-ing. WARNING● To avoid the danger of being scalded, LDI0437 LDI0371 never change the coolant when the en- CHECKING ENGINE OIL LEVEL 5. Remove the dipstick again and check the oil gine is hot. level. It should be between the H (High) and 1. Park the vehicle on a level surface and apply L (Low) marks ᭺. This is the normal oper- B● Never remove the radiator cap when the the parking brake. engine is hot. Serious burns could be ating oil level range. If the oil level is below caused by high pressure fluid escaping 2. Start the engine and let it idle until it reaches the L (Low) mark ᭺, remove the oil filler cap A from the radiator. operating temperature. and pour recommended oil through the 3. Turn off the engine. Wait more than 10 opening. Do not overfill ᭺. C● Avoid direct skin contact with used coolant. If skin contact is made, wash minutes for the oil to drain back into 6. Recheck oil level with the dipstick. thoroughly with soap or hand cleaner the oil pan. as soon as possible. It is normal to add some oil between oil 4. Remove the dipstick and wipe it clean. Re- maintenance intervals or during the● Keep coolant out of the reach of chil- insert it all the way. break-in period, depending on the severity dren and pets. of operating conditions.Engine coolant must be disposed of properly.Check your local regulations.8-8 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • If the oil filter is to be changed, remove and CAUTION replace it at this time. See “Changing engineOil level should be checked regularly. Op- oil filter” later in this section.erating the engine with an insufficientamount of oil can damage the engine, and WARNINGsuch damage is not covered by warranty. ● Prolonged and repeated contact with used engine oil may cause skin cancer. ● Try to avoid direct skin contact with used oil. If skin contact is made, wash thoroughly with soap or hand cleaner as soon as possible. ● Keep used engine oil out of reach of children. WDI0500 CHANGING ENGINE OIL CAUTION 1. Park the vehicle on a level surface and apply Be careful not to burn yourself. The engine the parking brake. oil may be hot. 2. Start the engine and let it idle until it reaches ● Waste oil must be disposed of prop- operating temperature, then turn it off. erly. 3. Remove the oil filler cap ᭺ by turning it A ● Check your local regulations. counterclockwise. 6. Clean and reinstall the drain plug and a new 4. Place a large drain pan under the drain plug washer. Securely tighten the drain plug with ᭺. B a wrench. Do not use excessive force. 5. Remove the drain plug ᭺ with a wrench by B Drain plug tightening torque: turning it counterclockwise and completely 22 - 29 ft-lb (29 - 39 N·m) drain the oil. Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-9 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 7. Refill engine with recommended oil through CAUTION the oil filler opening, then install the oil filler cap securely. Be careful not to burn yourself. The engine oil may be hot. See “Capacities and recommended fuel/lubricants” in the “Technical and con- 6. Wipe the engine oil filter sealing surface with sumer information” section of this manual for a clean rag. drain and refill capacity. Be sure to remove any old gasket material The drain and refill capacity depends on the remaining on the sealing surface of the en- oil temperature and drain time. Use these gine. specifications for reference only. Always use the dipstick to determine when the proper 7. Coat the gasket on the new filter with clean amount of oil is in the engine. engine oil. 8. Start the engine. Check for leakage around 8. Screw on the oil filter until a slight resistance the drain plug and oil filter. Correct as re- WDI0502 is felt, then tighten an additional 2/3 turn. quired. CHANGING ENGINE OIL FILTER 9. Start the engine and check for leakage 9. Turn the engine off and wait more than 10 around the oil filter. Correct as required. 1. Park the vehicle on a level surface and apply minutes. Check the oil level with the dipstick. the parking brake. 10. Turn the engine off and wait more than 10 Add engine oil if necessary. minutes. Check the oil level. Add engine oil if 2. Turn the engine off. necessary. 3. Place a large drain pan under the oil filter. 4. Unscrew the plate covering the oil filter ex- posing the filter. 5. Loosen the oil filter ᭺ with an oil filter A wrench by turning it counterclockwise. Then remove the oil filter by turning it by hand.8-10 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • 5-SPEED AUTOMATIC POWER STEERING FLUIDTRANSMISSION FLUIDWhen checking or replacement is required, we CAUTIONrecommend your NISSAN dealer for servicing. ● DO NOT OVERFILL. WARNING ● Recommended fluid is Genuine● Use only Genuine NISSAN Matic J ATF. NISSAN PSF or equivalent. Do not mix with other fluids.● Using automatic transmission fluid other than Genuine NISSAN Matic J ATF will cause deterioration in driveability and automatic transmission durability, and may damage the automatic trans- mission, which is not covered by the NISSAN new vehicle limited warranty. WDI0282The specified automatic transmission fluid is alsodescribed on caution labels located in the engine The fluid level should be checked using the HOTcompartment. MAX range on the power steering fluid reservoir at fluid temperatures of 122° - 176°F (50° - 80°C) or using the COLD MAX range on the power steering fluid reservoir at fluid tempera- tures of 32° - 86°F (0° - 30°C). If the fluid is below the MIN line, add Genuine NISSAN PSF. Remove the cap and fill through the opening. Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-11 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • BRAKE AND CLUTCH FLUIDFor further brake and clutch fluid specificationinformation, refer to “Capacities and recom-mended fuel/lubricants” in the “Technical andconsumer information” section of this manual. WARNINGUse only new fluid from a sealed con-tainer. Old, inferior or contaminated fluidmay damage the brake and clutch sys-tems. The use of improper fluids can dam-age the brake system and affect the vehi-cle’s stopping ability. CAUTION LDI0463 LDI0463Do not spill the fluid on any painted sur- BRAKE FLUID CLUTCH FLUIDfaces. This will damage the paint. If fluid isspilled, immediately wash the surface Check the brake fluid level in the reservoir. If the Check the clutch fluid level in the reservoirwith water. fluid level is below the MIN line or the brake (manual transmissions only). If the fluid level is warning light comes on, add Genuine NISSAN below the MIN line, add Genuine NISSAN Super Super Heavy Duty Brake Fluid or equivalent DOT Heavy Duty Brake Fluid or equivalent DOT 3 fluid 3 fluid up to the MAX line. If fluid must be added up to the MAX line. If fluid must be added fre- frequently, the system should be checked by a quently, the system should be checked by a NISSAN dealer. NISSAN dealer. For further brake and clutch fluid specification information, refer to “Capacities and recom- mended fuel/lubricants” in the “Technical and consumer information” section of this manual.8-12 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • WINDOW WASHER FLUID BATTERY Refill the reservoir more frequently when driving ● Keep the battery surface clean and dry. Any conditions require an increased amount of win- corrosion should be washed off with a solu- dow washer fluid. tion of baking soda and water. Recommended fluid is Genuine NISSAN Wind- ● Make certain the terminal connections are shield Washer Concentrate Cleaner & Anti- clean and securely tightened. freeze or equivalent. ● If the vehicle is not to be used for 30 days or CAUTION longer, disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal cable to prevent discharge. ● Do not substitute engine anti-freeze coolant for window washer solution. WARNING This may result in damage to the paint. ● Do not expose the battery to flames or ● Do not fill the window washer reservoir electrical sparks. Hydrogen gas gener- tank with washer fluid concentrates at ated by the battery is explosive. Do not LDI0441 full strength. Some methyl alcohol allow battery fluid to contact your skin,WINDOW WASHER FLUID based washer fluid concentrates may eyes, fabrics or painted surfaces. AfterRESERVOIR permanently stain the grille if spilled touching a battery or battery cap, do not while filling the window washer reser- touch or rub your eyes. ThoroughlyFill the window washer fluid reservoir periodically. voir tank. wash your hands. If the acid contactsAdd window washer fluid when the low window ● Pre-mix washer fluid concentrates with your eyes, skin or clothing, immediatelywasher fluid warning light comes on. water to the manufacturer’s recom- flush with water for at least 15 minutesTo fill the window washer fluid reservoir, lift the mended levels before pouring the fluid and seek medical attention.cap off the reservoir tank and pour the window into the window washer reservoir tank. ● Do not operate the vehicle if the fluid inwasher fluid into the tank opening. Do not use the window washer reservoir the battery is low. Low battery fluid can tank to mix the washer fluid concen- cause a higher load on the batteryAdd a washer solvent to the washer for better trate and water. which can generate heat, reduce bat-cleaning. In the winter season, add a windshield tery life, and in some cases lead to anwasher antifreeze. Follow the manufacturer’s in- explosion.structions for the mixture ratio. Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-13 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • ● When working on or near a battery, al- ways wear suitable eye protection and remove all jewelry.● Battery posts, terminals and related ac- cessories contain lead and lead com- pounds. Wash hands after handling.● Keep battery out of the reach of children. WDI0224 1. Remove the battery caps with a screwdriver as shown. Use a cloth to protect the battery case. LDI0302 2. Check the fluid level in each cell. If it is necessary to add fluid, add only distilled water to bring the level up to the bottom of the filler opening. Do not overfill.8-14 Maintenance and do-it-yourself ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  • VARIABLE VOLTAGE CONTROL SYSTEMVehicles operated in high temperatures or under If you add electrical accessories to your vehiclesevere conditions require frequent checks of the ground it to the body ground ᭺ located near the Abattery fluid level. battery along the negative battery cable.JUMP STARTINGIf jump starting is necessary, see “Jump starting”in the “In case of emergency” section of thismanual. If the engine does not start by jumpstarting, the battery may have to be replaced.Contact a NISSAN dealer. LDI0454 CAUTION ● Do not ground accessories directly to the battery terminal. Doing so will by- pass the variable voltage control sys- tem and the vehicle battery may not charge completely. ● Use electrical accessories with the en- gine running to avoid discharging the vehicle battery. Your vehicle is equipped with a variable voltage control system. This system measures the amount of electrical discharge from the battery and controls voltage generated by the generator. Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-15 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
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