2007 XTERRA OWNER'S MANUAL

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2007 XTERRA OWNER'S MANUAL

  1. 1. FOREWORD READ FIRST—THEN DRIVE SAFELYWelcome to the growing family of new NISSAN Before driving your vehicle please read this Own- 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
  2. 2. WHEN READING THE MANUALMODIFICATION OF YOUR VEHICLE This manual includes information for all options available on this model. Therefore, you may findThis vehicle should not be modified. some information that does not apply to yourModification could affect its vehicle.performance, safety or durability, and All information, specifications and illustrations inmay even violate governmental this manual are those in effect at the time ofregulations. In addition, damage or per- printing. NISSAN reserves the right to changeformance problems resulting from specifications or design without notice and with-modifications may not be covered under out obligation.NISSAN warranties. IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THIS MANUAL You will see various symbols in this manual. They are used in the following ways: APD1005 If you see this symbol, it means “Do not do this” WARNING or “Do not let this happen.” This is used to indicate the presence of a hazard that could cause death or serious personal injury. To avoid or reduce the If you see a symbol similar to these in an illustra- risk, the procedures must be followed tion, it means the arrow points to the front of the precisely. vehicle. CAUTION This is used to indicate the presence of a Arrows in an illustration that are similar to these hazard that could cause minor or moder- indicate movement or action. ate personal injury or damage to your ve- hicle. To avoid or reduce the risk, the pro- cedures must be followed carefully. Arrows in an illustration that are similar to these call attention to an item in the illustration. ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. NISSAN CUSTOMER CARE PROGRAMNISSAN CARES . . .Both NISSAN and your NISSAN dealer are dedicated to serving all your automotive needs. Your satisfaction with your vehicle and your NISSAN dealer areour primary concerns. Your NISSAN dealer is always available to assist you with all your automobile sales and service needs.However, if there is something that your NISSAN The Consumer Affairs Department will ask for the You can write to NISSAN with the information at:dealer cannot assist you with or you would like to following information: For U.S. customersprovide NISSAN directly with comments or – Your name, address, and telephone number Nissan North America, Inc.questions, please contact the NISSAN Con- – Vehicle identification number (attached to the Consumer Affairs Departmentsumer Affairs Department using our toll-free top of the instrument panel on the driver’s P.O. Box 685003number: side) Franklin, TN 37068-5003For U.S. customers – Date of purchase For Canadian customers 1-800-NISSAN-1 Nissan Canada Inc. (1-800-647-7261) – Current odometer reading 5290 Orbitor DriveFor Canadian customers – Your NISSAN dealer’s name Mississauga, Ontario L4W 4Z5 1-800-387-0122 – Your comments or questions OR We appreciate your interest in NISSAN and thank you for buying a quality NISSAN vehicle. ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  5. 5. Table of Illustrated table of contents 0Contents Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1 Instruments and controls 2 Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4 Starting and driving 5 In case of emergency 6 Appearance and care 7 Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8 Technical and consumer information 9 Index 10
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  7. 7. 0 Illustrated table of contentsAirbags, seat belts and child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 Instrument panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-6Exterior front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-3 Engine compartment check locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-8Exterior rear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-4 Warning/indicator lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-9Passenger compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-5 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2007 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/21/06—tbrooks ੭
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. 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
  17. 17. 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
  18. 18. 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
  19. 19. 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
  20. 20. 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
  21. 21. ● 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
  22. 22. ● 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
  23. 23. 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
  24. 24. 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
  25. 25. 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
  26. 26. 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
  27. 27. 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
  28. 28. ● 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
  29. 29. 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
  30. 30. 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
  31. 31. 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
  32. 32. 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
  33. 33. 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
  34. 34. ● 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
  35. 35. ● 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
  36. 36. 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
  37. 37. ● 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
  38. 38. 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

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