FOREWORD                                              READ FIRST—THEN DRIVE SAFELYWelcome to the growing family of new NIS...
WHEN READING THE MANUALMODIFICATION OF YOUR VEHICLE               This manual includes information for all options        ...
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65                    CALIFORNIA PERCHLORATEWARNING                                      ADVISORY  ...
NISSAN CUSTOMER CARE PROGRAMNISSAN CARES . . .Both NISSAN and your NISSAN dealer are dedicated to serving all your automot...
Table of   Illustrated table of contents                                0Contents   Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemen...
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0 Illustrated table of contentsAirbags, seat belts and child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2                 ...
AIRBAGS, SEAT BELTS AND CHILDRESTRAINTS                                                     1.  2nd row seat belts (P. 1-1...
EXTERIOR FRONT                                  1.    Engine hood (P. 3-8)                                  2.    Windshie...
EXTERIOR REAR                                                     1.   Roof rack (P. 2-41)                                ...
PASSENGER COMPARTMENT                                         1.   Map lights (P. 2-46)                                   ...
INSTRUMENT PANEL                                                    1.    Ventilators (P. 4-2)                            ...
14.   Electronic locking rear differential      (E-Lock) system switch      (if so equipped) (P. 2-30)      Hill descent c...
ENGINE COMPARTMENT CHECKLOCATIONS                                                    VQ40DE engine                        ...
WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTS Warning          Name            Page   Warning          Name            Page   Indicator        ...
Indicator           Name             Page   Indicator          Name             Page    light                             ...
1 Safety—Seats, seat belts andsupplemental restraint systemSeats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....
SEATS                                                                                          FRONT MANUAL SEAT          ...
WRS0175                                                WRS0176                                              WRS0131Forward...
WRS0389                                                WRS0213                                            WRS0134Lumbar su...
● Do not attach anything to the head re-              ● Do not allow people to ride in any area                           ...
● Properly secure all cargo to help pre-  vent it from sliding or shifting. Do not  place cargo higher than the seatbacks....
WARNING                                                                        ᭺                                          ...
LRS0578                                              LRS0579                                          LRS0580᭺2   Then pul...
3. Then lift up on the seat cushion to remove it     ● Properly secure all cargo with ropes or                            ...
SEAT BELTS                                                                        SSS0136PRECAUTIONS ON SEAT BELTUSAGEIf y...
SSS0134                                       SSS0016                 WARNING                                             ...
● Be sure the seat belt tongue is securely    ● All seat belt assemblies, including re-                                   ...
There are three basic types of child restraint         All U.S. states and Canadian provinces or terri-       Small Childr...
tion of the shoulder and the lap belt is low on the   INJURED PERSONShips. A booster seat can only be used in seatingposit...
The Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) mode                                                                                ...
To increase your confidence in the seat belts,                 WARNING                                                    ...
SSS0240                                        SSS0241Center of the rear bench seat                                       ...
Stowing the center seat belt                        ● If the rear center seat belt connectorWhen folding down the rear sea...
Attaching the center seat belt                                                                      WARNINGAlways be sure ...
LRS0610                                             LRS0612                                              LRS0242 2. Insert...
WARNING                                                                                               WARNING● After adjus...
CHILD RESTRAINTS ● Periodically check to see that the seat   belt and the metal components, such as   buckles, tongues, re...
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  1. 1. FOREWORD READ FIRST—THEN DRIVE SAFELYWelcome to the growing family of new NISSAN Before driving your vehicle please read this Own- ● ALWAYS review this Owner’s Manualowners. This vehicle is delivered to you with er’s Manual carefully. This will ensure familiarity for important safety information.confidence. It was produced using the latest with controls and maintenance requirements, as-techniques and strict quality control. sisting you in the safe operation of your vehicle. For descriptions specified for four-wheel drive models, a mark is placed at the begin-This manual was prepared to help you under- ning of the applicable sections/items.stand the operation and maintenance of your WARNINGvehicle so that you may enjoy many miles (kilome- IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION RE- As with other vehicles with features forters) of driving pleasure. Please read through this MINDERS FOR SAFETY! off-road use, failure to operate four-wheelmanual before operating your vehicle. drive models correctly may result in loss of Follow these important driving rules to control or an accident. Be sure to readA separate Warranty Information Booklet help ensure a safe and comfortable trip “Driving safety precautions” in the “Start-explains details about the warranties cov- for you and your passengers! ing and driving” section of this manual.ering your vehicle. The “NISSAN Service ● NEVER drive under the influence of al-and Maintenance Guide” explains details cohol or drugs.about maintaining and servicing your ve- ON-PAVEMENT AND OFF-ROAD DRIV-hicle. Additionally, a separate Customer ● ALWAYS observe posted speed limits INGCare/Lemon Law Booklet (U.S. only) will and never drive too fast for conditions.explain how to resolve any concerns you This vehicle will handle and maneuver ● ALWAYS give your full attention to driv- differently from an ordinary passengermay have with your vehicle, as well as ing and avoid using vehicle features or car because it has a higher center ofclarify your rights under your state’s lemon taking other actions that could distractlaw. gravity for off-road use. As with other you.Your NISSAN dealership knows your vehicle vehicles with features of this type, fail- ● ALWAYS use your seat belts and appro- ure to operate this vehicle correctly maybest. When you require any service or have any priate child restraint systems. Pre-teenquestions, they will be glad to assist you with the result in loss of control or an accident. children should be seated in the rearextensive resources available to them. seat. Be sure to read “On-pavement and off- road driving precautions”, and “Avoid- ● ALWAYS provide information about the ing collision and rollover”, and “Driving proper use of vehicle safety features to all occupants of the vehicle. safety precautions”, in the “Starting and driving” section of this manual. ੬ REVIEW COPY—2008 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 06/26/07—debbie 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 modi- specifications or design without notice and with-fications 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—2008 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 06/26/07—debbie ੭
  3. 3. CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 CALIFORNIA PERCHLORATEWARNING ADVISORY Some vehicle parts, such as lithium batter- WARNING ies, may contain perchlorate material. TheEngine exhaust, some of its constituents, following advisory is provided: “Perchlorateand certain vehicle components contain Material – special handling may apply, Seeor emit chemicals known to the State of www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate.”California to cause cancer and birth de-fects or other reproductive harm. In addi-tion, certain fluids contained in vehicles BLUETOOTH௡ is aand certain products of component wearcontain or emit chemicals known to the trademark owned byState of California to cause cancer and Bluetooth SIG, Inc.,birth defects or other reproductive harm. U.S.A. and licensed to Visteon. © 2007 NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC. All rights reserved. No part of this Owner’s Manual may be reproduced or stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form, or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Nissan North America, Inc. ੬ REVIEW COPY—2008 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 06/26/07—debbie 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—2008 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 06/26/07—debbie 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, audio and phone 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—2008 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 06/26/07—debbie ੭
  8. 8. AIRBAGS, SEAT BELTS AND CHILDRESTRAINTS 1. 2nd row seat belts (P. 1-10) 2. Roof-mounted curtain side-impact and rollover supplemental air bags (if so equipped) (P. 1-42) 3. Front seat belts (P. 1-10) 4. Front-seat Active Head Restraints (P.1-5) 5. Supplemental front-impact air bags (P.1-42) 6. Seats (P. 1-2) 7. Occupant classification sensor (pressure sensor) (P.1-50) 8. Seat belts with pretensioners (P. 1-55) 9. Front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags (if so equipped) (P.1-54) 10. LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) (P. 1-24) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. WII01340-2 Illustrated table of contents ੬ REVIEW COPY—2008 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 06/26/07—debbie ੭
  9. 9. EXTERIOR FRONT 1. Engine hood (P. 3-8) 2. Windshield wiper and washer switch (P. 2-23) 3. Windshield (P. 8-18) 4. Power windows (P. 2-44) 5. Door locks, keyfob, keys (P. 3-3, 3-5, 3-2) 6. Mirrors (P. 3-12) 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. 2-25) 12. Fog light switch (P. 2-28) 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—2008 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 06/26/07—debbie ੭
  10. 10. EXTERIOR REAR 1. Roof rack (P. 2-41) 2. Vehicle loading (P. 9-12) 3. Rear window defrost (P. 2-25) 4. Rear window washer (P.2-24) 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—2008 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 06/26/07—debbie ੭
  11. 11. PASSENGER COMPARTMENT 1. Map lights (P. 2-46) 2. Sun visors (P. 3-11) 3. Inside mirror (P.3-12) 4. Glove box (P. 2-35) 5. Console box (P. 2-34) 6. Front seats (P. 1-2) 7. Rear seats (P.1-7) 8. Storage (P. 2-33) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. WII0056 Illustrated table of contents 0-5 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2008 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 06/26/07—debbie ੭
  12. 12. INSTRUMENT PANEL 1. Ventilators (P. 4-2) 2. Headlight/fog light (if so equipped)/turn signal switch (P. 2-25) 3. Steering wheel switch for audio control (if so equipped)/Bluetoothா Hands- Free Phone System (if so equipped) (P. 4-26, P. 4-28) 4. Driver supplemental air bag/horn (P. 1-42, P. 2-29) 5. Meters, gauges and warning/indicator lights (P. 2-3, 2-12) 6. Cruise control main/set switches (P. 5-18) 7. Windshield wiper/washer switch and rear window wiper/washer switch (P. 2-23, P. 2-24) 8. Storage (P. 2-33) 9. Audio system controls (P. 4-10) 10. Front passenger supplemental air bag (P. 1-42) 11. Upper and lower glove box (P. 2-35) 12. Passenger air bag status light (P. 1-51) 13. Power outlets or Aux jack (if so equipped) and power outlet (P. 2-32, P. 4-25) WIC13250-6 Illustrated table of contents ੬ REVIEW COPY—2008 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 06/26/07—debbie ੭
  13. 13. 14. Electronic locking rear differential (E-Lock) system switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-30) Hill descent control switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-29) Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) OFF switch (P. 2-29)15. Shift selector lever (P. 5-12)16. 4WD shift switch (if so equipped) (P. 5-21)17. Climate controls (P. 4-2)18. Hazard warning flasher switch (P. 2-28)19. Ignition switch (P. 5-8)20. Tilt steering wheel control (P. 3-11)21. Clutch interlock (clutch start) switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-31)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—2008 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 06/26/07—debbie ੭
  14. 14. ENGINE COMPARTMENT CHECKLOCATIONS VQ40DE engine 1. Windshield washer fluid reservoir (P. 8-12) 2. Fuse/fusible link box (P. 8-21) 3. Fuse and relay box (P. 8-21) 4. Engine oil filler cap (P. 8-8) 5. Engine oil dipstick (P. 8-8) 6. Brake and clutch fluid reservoir (P. 8-11) 7. Air cleaner (P. 8-17) 8. Drive belt location (P.8-15) 9. Radiator cap (P. 8-7) 10. Power steering fluid reservoir (P. 8-11) 11. Battery (P. 8-13) 12. Engine coolant reservoir (P. 8-7) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. WDI06330-8 Illustrated table of contents ੬ REVIEW COPY—2008 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 06/26/07—debbie ੭
  15. 15. WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTS Warning Name Page Warning Name Page Indicator Name Page light light light Anti-lock Braking 2-13 Engine oil pressure 2-14 Automatic transmis- 2-17 or System (ABS) warn- warning light sion position indica- ing light tor light 4WD warning light 2-15 ( model) Cruise main switch 2-17 Automatic transmis- 2-13 indicator light (if so sion oil temperature Low fuel warning 2-15 equipped) warning light (if so light equipped) Cruise set switch 2-17 Low tire pressure 2-15 indicator light (if so Automatic transmis- 2-13 warning light equipped) sion park warning Low windshield 2-16 light ( Electronic locking 2-17 washer fluid warning rear differential (E- model) light Lock) system on Brake warning light 2-13 indicator light (if so Seat belt warning 2-16 or equipped) light and chime 4WD shift indicator 2-18 Supplemental air 2-17 light ( bag warning light Charge warning 2-14 model) light Front passenger air 2-18 Door open warning 2-14 bag status light light Illustrated table of contents 0-9 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2008 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 06/26/07—debbie ੭
  16. 16. Indicator Name Page Indicator Name Page light light High beam indicator 2-18 Vehicle Dynamic 2-20 light (Blue) Control off indicator light Hill descent control 2-29 system on indicator light (if so equipped) Malfunction Indica- 2-18 tor Lamp (MIL) Overdrive off indica- 2-19 tor light (automatic transmission only) Security indicator 2-19 light (if so equipped) Slip indicator light 2-19 for VDC Transfer 4LO posi- 2-20 tion indicator light ( model) Turn signal/hazard 2-20 indicator lights0-10 Illustrated table of contents ੬ REVIEW COPY—2008 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 06/26/07—debbie 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-26 Front-Seat Active Head Restraints. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5 Child restraint installation using LATCH . . . . . . . . . . 1-27 Flexible seating. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5 Child restraint installation using the seatSeat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-10 belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-31 Precautions on seat belt usage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-10 Booster seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-37 Child safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12 Precautions on booster seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-37 Pregnant women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-14 Booster seat installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-39 Injured persons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-14 Supplemental restraint system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-42 Three-point type seat belt with retractor . . . . . . . . . . 1-14 Precautions on supplemental restraint Seat belt extenders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-21 system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-42 Seat belt maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-21 Supplemental air bag warning labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-57Child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-22 Supplemental air bag warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-57 Precautions on child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-22 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2008 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 06/26/07—debbie 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—2008 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 06/26/07—debbie 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 and the transmission is in P (Park). Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-3 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2008 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 06/26/07—debbie 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, 2The lumbar support feature provides lower back push and hold the lock knob ᭺ and push the 1support to the driver. Move the lever forward or head restraint down ᭺.2backward 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—2008 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 06/26/07—debbie 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 Active Head Restraint moves forward utiliz- seat belt properly. ing the force that the seatback receives from the occupant in a rear-end collision. The movement ● Do not fold down the rear seats when of the head restraint helps support the occu- occupants are in the rear seat area or pant’s head by reducing its backward movement any luggage is on the rear seats. and helping absorb some of the forces that may ● Head restraints should be adjusted lead to whiplash 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 certainFRONT-SEAT ACTIVE HEAD rear-end collisions. After the collision, the head ● If the head restraints are removed forRESTRAINTS 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 injury to passengers or damage to the described earlier in this section. vehicle in case of sudden braking or an● Always adjust the head restraints prop- accident. erly as specified in this section. Failure FLEXIBLE SEATING to do so can reduce the effectiveness of ● When returning the seatbacks to the 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—2008 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 06/26/07—debbie 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 rearmost 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—2008 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 06/26/07—debbie 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—2008 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 06/26/07—debbie 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—2008 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 06/26/07—debbie 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—2008 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 06/26/07—debbie 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—2008 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 06/26/07—debbie 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—2008 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 06/26/07—debbie 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 a seat belt pretensioner has acti- The child restraints should be replaced your shoulder and across your chest. vated, it cannot be reused and must be if they are damaged. Never run the belt behind your back, 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 preten- Children need adults to help protect them. sioner system components should be They need to be properly restrained.● Position the lap belt as low and snug as 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—2008 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 06/26/07—debbie ੭
  29. 29. There are three basic types of child restraint All U.S. states and Canadian provinces or terri- Small Childrensystems: tories require the use of approved child restraints for infants and small children. See “Child Re- Children that are over one year old and weigh at ● Rear facing child restraint least 20 lbs (9 kg) can be placed in a forward straints” later in this section. ● Front facing child restraint facing child restraint. Refer to the manufacturer’s Also, there are other types of child restraints instructions for minimum and maximum weight ● Booster seat available for larger children for additional protec- and height recommendations. NISSAN recom-The proper restraint depends on the child’s size. tion. mends that small children be placed in childGenerally, infants up to about 1 year and less NISSAN recommends that all pre-teens restraints that comply with Federal Motor Vehiclethan 20 pounds (9 kg) should be placed in rear and children be restrained in the rear seat. Safety Standards or Canadian Motor Vehiclefacing child restraints. Front facing child re- According to accident statistics, children Safety Standards. You should choose a childstraints are available for children who outgrow restraint that fits your vehicle and always follow are safer when properly restrained in therear facing child restraints and are at least 1 year the manufacturer’s instructions for installation rear seat than in the front seat.old. Booster seats are used to help position a and use.vehicle lap/shoulder belt on a child who can no This is especially important because yourlonger use a front facing child restraint. vehicle has a supplemental restraint sys- Larger children tem (Air bag system) for the front passen- Children who are too large for child restraints WARNING ger. See “Supplemental restraint system” should be seated and restrained by the seat beltsInfants and children need special protec- later in this section. which are provided. The seat belt may not fittion. The vehicle’s seat belts may not fit properly if the child is less than 4 feet 9 inchesthem properly. The shoulder belt may Infants (142.5 cm) tall and weighs between 40 lbs (18come too close to the face or neck. The Infants up to at least 1 year old should be placed kg) and 80 lbs (36 kg). A booster seat should belap belt may not fit over their small hip in a rear facing child restraint. NISSAN recom- used to obtain proper seat belt fit.bones. In an accident, an improperly fit- mends that infants be placed in child restraintsting seat belt could cause serious or fatal NISSAN recommends that a child be placed in a that comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safetyinjury. Always use appropriate child commercially available booster seat if the shoul- Standards or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety der belt in the child’s seating position fits close torestraints. Standards. You should choose a child restraint the face or neck or if the lap portion of the seat that fits your vehicle and always follow the manu- belt goes across the abdomen. The booster seat facturer’s instructions for installation and use. should raise the child so that the shoulder belt is properly positioned across the top, middle por- Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-13 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2008 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 06/26/07—debbie ੭
  30. 30. tion of the shoulder and the lap belt is low on the INJURED PERSONShips. A booster seat can only be used in seatingpositions that have a three-point type seat belt. NISSAN recommends that injured persons useThe booster seat should fit the vehicle seat and seat belts. Check with your doctor for specifichave a label certifying that it complies with Fed- recommendations.eral Motor Vehicle Safety Standards or Canadian THREE-POINT TYPE SEAT BELTMotor Vehicle Safety Standards. Once the childhas grown so the shoulder belt is no longer on or WITH RETRACTORnear the face and neck, use the shoulder beltwithout the booster seat. WARNING ● Every person who drives or rides in this WARNING vehicle should use a seat belt at allNever let a child stand or kneel on any times.seat and do not allow a child in the cargo ● Do not ride in a moving vehicle when WRS0174areas while the vehicle is moving. The the seatback is reclined. This can bechild could be seriously injured or killed in dangerous. The shoulder belt will not Manual front seat shownan accident or sudden stop. be against your body. In an accident, Fastening the seat belts you could be thrown into it and receivePREGNANT WOMEN neck or other serious injuries. You ᭺ 1 Adjust the seat. See “Seats” earlier in this section.NISSAN recommends that pregnant women use could also slide under the lap belt andseat belts. The seat belt should be worn snug, receive serious internal injuries.and always position the lap belt as low as pos- ● For the most effective protection whensible around the hips, not the waist. Place the the vehicle is in motion, the seat shouldshoulder belt over your shoulder and across your be upright. Always sit well back in thechest. Never run the lap/shoulder belt over your seat with both feet on the floor andabdominal area. Contact your doctor for specific adjust the seat belt properly.recommendations.1-14 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2008 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 06/26/07—debbie ੭
  31. 31. The Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) mode allows the seat belt to extend and retract to allow the driver and passengers some freedom of movement in the seat. The ELR locks the seat belt when the vehicle slows down rapidly or during certain impacts. The Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) mode (child restraint mode) locks the seat belt for child restraint installation. When the ALR mode is activated, the seat belt cannot be extended again until the seat belt tongue is detached from the buckle and fully retracted. The seat belt returns to the ELR mode LRS0594 LRS0595 after the seat belt fully retracts. See “Child re-᭺2 Slowly pull the seat belt out of the retractor ᭺ 3 Position the lap belt portion low and snug straints” later in this section for more information. and insert the tongue into the buckle until on the hips as shown. you hear and feel the latch engage. The ALR mode should be used only for ᭺ 4 Pull the shoulder belt portion toward the child restraint installation. During normal● The retractor is designed to lock during retractor to take up extra slack. Be sure the seat belt use by a passenger, the ALR mode a sudden stop or on impact. A slow shoulder belt is routed over your shoulder should not be activated. If it is activated it pulling motion permits the seat belt to and across your chest. move, and allows you some freedom of may cause uncomfortable seat belt ten- The front passenger seat and the rear seating sion. It can also change the operation of movement in the seat. positions three-point seat belts have two modes the front passenger air bag. See “Front● If the seat belt cannot be pulled from of operation: passenger air bag and status light” later in its fully retracted position, firmly pull this section. ● Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) the belt and release it. Then smoothly pull the belt out of the retractor. ● Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-15 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2008 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 06/26/07—debbie ੭
  32. 32. To increase your confidence in the seat belts, WARNING check the operation as follows.When fastening the seat belts, be certainthat the seatbacks are completely se- ● Grasp the shoulder belt and pull forwardcured in the latched position. If they are quickly. The retractor should lock and re-not completely secured, passengers may strict further belt movement.be injured in an accident or sudden stop. 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 Unfastening the seat belts ᭺ 1 To unfasten the seat belt, press the button on the buckle. The seat belt automatically re- tracts. Checking seat belt operation Seat belt retractors are designed to lock seat belt movement 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—2008 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 06/26/07—debbie ੭
  33. 33. SSS0240 SSS0241Center of the rear bench seat WARNINGThe center seat belt has a connector tongue᭺ 1 ● Always fasten the connector tongueand a seat belt tongue ᭺ . Both the connector 2 and the seat belt in the order shown.tongue and the seat belt tongue must be securelylatched for proper seat belt operation. ● Always make sure both the connector tongue and the seat belt tongue are secured when using the seat belt. Do not use it with only the seat belt tongue attached. This could result in serious personal injury in case of an accident or a sudden stop. LRS0601 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-17 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2008 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 06/26/07—debbie ੭
  34. 34. Stowing the center seat belt ● If the rear center seat belt connectorWhen folding down the rear seat, the rear center and the seatbacks are not secured inseat belt can be retracted into a stowed position the correct position, serious personalas follows: injury may result in an accident or sud- den stop. 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 4. Then secure the connector tongue into the retractor base᭺ in the ceiling. 3 WARNING● Do not unfasten the rear center seat belt connector except when folding down the rear seat.● When attaching the rear center seat belt connector, be certain that the seat- backs are completely secured in the latched position and the rear center seat belt connector is completely secured. LRS06021-18 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2008 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 06/26/07—debbie ੭
  35. 35. Attaching the center seat belt WARNINGAlways be sure the center seat belt connector ● Do not unfasten the rear center seattongue and connector buckle are attached. Dis- belt connector except when foldingconnect only when folding down the rear seat. down the rear seat.To connect the buckle: ● When attaching the rear center seat᭺1 Pull out the seat belt tongue from the retrac- belt connector, be certain that the seat- tor base. backs are completely secured in the latched position and the rear center᭺2 Pull out the connector tongue from the seat belt connector is completely molded retractor base. secured.᭺3 Pull the seat belt and secure the receiver ● If the rear center seat belt connector buckle until it clicks. and the seatbacks are not secured inThe center seat belt connector tongue and re- the correct position, serious personal LRS0611ceiver buckle are indicated by the > and < mark. injury may result in an accident or sud- den stop. 2nd row center seat belt comfortThe center seat belt connector tongue can be guideattached only into the rear center seat belt con-nector buckle. When using the 2nd row center seat belt it may be necessary to use the comfort guide to adjustTo fasten the seat belt, see “Fastening the seat the shoulder belt height for occupants of differentbelt” earlier in this section. sizes for added comfort and to help obtain proper 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—2008 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 06/26/07—debbie ੭
  36. 36. LRS0610 LRS0612 LRS0242 2. Insert the shoulder belt into the back of the 3. To return the seat belt comfort guide to the Front and 2nd row outboard seats comfort guide so that the seat belt lays flat in stowed position, route the comfort guide Shoulder belt height adjustment (front the guide. Be sure that the comfort guide strap in the channel under the 2nd row driv- routes the seat belt properly over the center er’s side seating position head restraint and and 2nd row outboard seats) of your shoulder and across your chest. The attach the guide in the clip. The shoulder belt anchor height should be ad- belt should be away from your face and justed to the position best for you. (See “Precau- neck, but not falling off of your shoulder. 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—2008 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 06/26/07—debbie ੭
  37. 37. WARNING WARNING● After adjustment, release the adjust- ● Only NISSAN seat belt extenders, made ment button and try to move the shoul- by the same company which made the der belt anchor up and down to make original equipment seat belts, should sure it is securely fixed in position. be used with NISSAN seat belts.● The shoulder belt anchor height should ● Adults and children who can use the be adjusted to the position best for you. standard seat belt should not use an Failure to do so may reduce the effec- extender. Such unnecessary use could tiveness of the entire restraint system result in serious personal injury in the and increase the chance or severity of event of an accident. injury in 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 MAINTENANCE down the rear seats, hook the rear seat belts on the 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 seat not possible to properly fit the lap-shoulder belt belts to dry in the shade. Do not allow the and fasten it, an extender is available which is seat belts to retract until they are completely compatible with the installed seat belts. The ex- dry. tender adds approximately 8 in (200 mm) of ● If dirt builds up in the shoulder belt length and may be used for either the driver or guide of the seat belt anchors, the seat front passenger seating position. See a NISSAN belts may retract slowly. Wipe the shoulder dealer 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—2008 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 06/26/07—debbie ੭
  38. 38. CHILD RESTRAINTS ● Periodically check to see that the seat belt and the metal components, such as buckles, tongues, retractors, flexible wires and anchors, work properly. If loose parts, deterioration, cuts or other damage on the webbing is found, the entire seat belt as- sembly should be replaced. ARS1098 WRS0256 PRECAUTIONS ON CHILD WARNING RESTRAINTS ● Infants and small children should al- ways be placed in an appropriate child restraint while riding in the vehicle. Failure to use a child restraint can re- sult in serious injury or death. ● Infants and small children should never be carried on your lap. It is not possible for even the strongest adult to resist the forces of a severe accident. The child could be crushed between the adult and parts of the vehicle. Also, do not put the same seat belt around both your child and yourself.1-22 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2008 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 06/26/07—debbie ੭

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