®                  2012       S E NTRA                                  OWNER’S MANUALFor your safety, read carefully and ...
FOREWORD                                                                                                    READ FIRST—THE...
WHEN READING THE MANUALMODIFICATION OF YOUR VEHICLE               This manual includes information for all options        ...
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65                                            BLUETOOTH௡ is aWARNING                               ...
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 sup...
0 Illustrated table of contentsAir bags, seat belts and child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2                  ...
AIR BAGS, SEAT BELTS AND CHILDRESTRAINTS                                               1.   Top tether anchor (P. 1-28)   ...
EXTERIOR FRONT                           1.    Engine hood (P. 3-23)                           2.    Windshield wiper and ...
EXTERIOR REAR                                              1.  Trunk lid (P.3-23 )                                        ...
PASSENGER COMPARTMENT                                  1.  Rear seat (P. 1-3)                                  2.  Moonroo...
INSTRUMENT PANEL                                                                                              7.    Windsh...
25.   Tilt steering (P.3-27)26.   Storage bin (P. 2-29)27.   Hood release lever (P. 3-23)28    Vehicle Dynamic Control (VD...
ENGINE COMPARTMENT CHECKLOCATIONS                                              MR20DE engine                              ...
QR25DE engine          1.  Engine coolant reservoir (P. 8-8)          2.  Engine oil filler cap (P. 8-10)          3.  Bra...
WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTS  Warning           Name            Page   Warning           Name             Page   Indicator    ...
Indicator           Name               Page  light            Overdrive off indica-      2-17            tor light (CVT mo...
MEMO0-12 Illustrated table of contents
1 Safety—Seats, seat belts andsupplemental restraint systemSeats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....
SEATS                                                                                          ● The seatback should not b...
WRS0719                                                WRS0720                                              WRS0721Forward...
● Properly secure all cargo with ropes or                                                                                 ...
WRS0827                    LRS0730                                            LRS2061Folding the rear cushions and        ...
● Properly secure all cargo with ropes or                                                                                 ...
HEAD RESTRAINTS                                                                       WARNING                             ...
LRS0887                                         WRS0134                                                 LRS0888Components ...
LRS0889                                             LRS0890                                              LRS0891To lower, ...
Adjust the Active Head Restraints properly as                                                      described in this secti...
LRS0887                                            WRS0134                                           LRS0888Components    ...
LRS0889                                             LRS0890                                             LRS0891To lower, p...
SEAT BELTS                                                                      SSS0136PRECAUTIONS ON SEAT BELTUSAGEIf you...
SSS0134                                       SSS0016                 WARNING                                             ...
● Be sure the seat belt tongue is securely    ● Once a seat belt pretensioner has acti-                                   ...
PREGNANT WOMEN                                       THREE-POINT TYPE SEAT BELTNISSAN recommends that pregnant women use  ...
The Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) mode                                                                                ...
To increase your confidence in the seat belts,                 WARNING                                                    ...
SSS0240                                         SSS0241Center of the rear seat (except SE-R                               ...
Stowing the rear center seat belt                     ● If the rear center seat belt connectorWhen folding down the rear s...
Attaching the rear center seat belt                                                                     WARNINGAlways be s...
CHILD SAFETY                                                      ● Adults and children who can use the                Chi...
tem (air bag system) for the front passen-             restraint that fits your vehicle and always follow                 ...
CHILD RESTRAINTS                 WARNINGNever let a child stand or kneel on anyseat and do not allow a child in the cargoa...
– Infants and children should never be         – Child restraint anchor points are de-      This vehicle is equipped with ...
● If the child restraint is compatible with your                                                          LATCH lower anch...
WRS0700                                                  LRS0661                                              LRS0662     ...
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2012 SENTRA OWNER'S MANUAL

  1. 1. ® 2012 S E NTRA OWNER’S MANUALFor your safety, read carefully and keep in this vehicle.
  2. 2. FOREWORD READ FIRST—THEN DRIVE SAFELYWelcome to the growing family of new NISSAN In addition to factory installed options, your ve- Before driving your vehicle, please read thisowners. This vehicle is delivered to you with hicle may also be equipped with additional ac- Owner’s Manual carefully. This will ensure famil-confidence. It was produced using the latest cessories installed by NISSAN or by your iarity with controls and maintenance require-techniques and strict quality control. NISSAN dealer prior to delivery. It is important ments, assisting you in the safe operation of your that you familiarize yourself with all disclosures, vehicle.This manual was prepared to help you under- warnings, cautions and instructions concerningstand the operation and maintenance of your proper use of such accessories prior to operating WARNINGvehicle so that you may enjoy many miles (kilome- the vehicle and/or accessory. See a NISSANters) of driving pleasure. Please read through this dealer for details concerning the particular ac- IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION RE-manual before operating your vehicle. cessories with which your vehicle is equipped. MINDERS FOR SAFETY!A separate Warranty Information Booklet Follow these important driving rules toexplains details about the warranties cov- help ensure a safe and comfortable tripering your vehicle. The “NISSAN Service for you and your passengers!and Maintenance Guide” explains details ● NEVER drive under the influence of al-about maintaining and servicing your ve- cohol or drugs.hicle. Additionally, a separate CustomerCare/Lemon Law Booklet (U.S. only) will ● ALWAYS observe posted speed limitsexplain how to resolve any concerns you and never drive too fast for conditions.may have with your vehicle, as well as ● ALWAYS give your full attention to drivingclarify your rights under your state’s lemon and avoid using vehicle features or takinglaw. other actions that could distract you.Your NISSAN dealership knows your vehicle ● ALWAYS use your seat belts and appro-best. When you require any service or have any priate child restraint systems. Preteenquestions, they will be glad to assist you with the children should be seated in the rear seat.extensive resources available to them. ● ALWAYS provide information about the proper use of vehicle safety features to all occupants of the vehicle. ● ALWAYS review this Owner’s Manual for important safety information.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 BLUETOOTH௡ is aWARNING trademark owned by WARNING Bluetooth SIG, Inc.,Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, U.S.A. and licensedand certain vehicle components contain to Visteon.or emit chemicals known to the State ofCalifornia to cause cancer and birth de- XM Radio௡ requiresfects or other reproductive harm. In addi- subscription, soldtion, certain fluids contained in vehiclesand certain products of component wear separately. Not avail-contain or emit chemicals known to the able in Alaska, HawaiiState of California to cause cancer and or Guam. For morebirth defects or other reproductive harm. information, visitCALIFORNIA PERCHLORATE www.xmradio.com.ADVISORYSome vehicle parts, such as lithium batter-ies, may contain perchlorate material. Thefollowing advisory is provided: “PerchlorateMaterial – special handling may apply, Seewww.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate/”. © Nissan Mexicana, S. A. de C. V. 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 Mexicana, S. A. de C. V.
  5. 5. 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 Nissan North America, Inc. – Your name, address, and telephone numberquestions, please contact the NISSAN Con- Consumer Affairs Departmentsumer Affairs Department using our toll-free – Vehicle identification number (attached to the P.O. Box 685003number: top of the instrument panel on the driver’s Franklin, TN 37068-5003 side)For U.S. customers For Canadian customers 1-800-NISSAN-1 – Date of purchase Nissan Canada Inc. (1-800-647-7261) 5290 Orbitor Drive – Current odometer reading Mississauga, Ontario L4W 4Z5For Canadian customers – Your NISSAN dealer’s name 1-800-387-0122 or via e-mail at: – Your comments or questions For U.S. customers OR nnaconsumeraffairs@nissan-usa.com For Canadian customers information.centre@nissancanada.com We appreciate your interest in NISSAN and thank you for buying a quality NISSAN vehicle.
  6. 6. Table of Illustrated table of contents 0Contents Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1 Instruments and controls 2 Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3 Display screen, heater, air conditioner, 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
  7. 7. 0 Illustrated table of contentsAir bags, 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-10Passenger compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-5
  8. 8. AIR BAGS, SEAT BELTS AND CHILDRESTRAINTS 1. Top tether anchor (P. 1-28) 2. Rear headrest (P. 1-10) 3. Rear seat belts (P. 1-13) 4. Roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bag (P. 1-42) 5. Front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bag (P. 1-42) 6. Front-seat Active Head Restraint (P. 1-10) 7. Front seat belts (P. 1-13) 8. Supplemental front-impact air bags (P. 1-42) 9. Seats (P. 1-2) 10. Occupant classification sensor (pressure sensor) (P.1-42) 11. Seat belt with pretensioner (P. 1-55) 12. LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) (P. 1-26) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. LII00880-2 Illustrated table of contents
  9. 9. EXTERIOR FRONT 1. Engine hood (P. 3-23) 2. Windshield wiper and washer switch (P. 2-21) 3. Windshield (P. 8-20) 4. Moonroof (if so equipped) (P. 2-39) 5. Power windows (if so equipped) (P. 2-35) 6. Door locks, keyfob (if so equipped), NISSAN Intelligent Key ™ (if so equipped), keys (P. 3-4, 3-7, 3-11, 3-2) 7. Mirrors (P. 3-28) 8. Tire pressure (P. 8-31) 9. Flat tire (P. 6-2) 10. Tire chains (P. 8-38) 11. Headlight and turn signal switch (P. 2-23) 12. Replacing bulbs (P. 8-28) 13. Fog light switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-23) 14. Tie down hook (if so equipped) (P. 6-14) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. LII0089 Illustrated table of contents 0-3
  10. 10. EXTERIOR REAR 1. Trunk lid (P.3-23 ) 2. Vehicle loading (P. 9-12) 3. Interior trunk lid release (P. 3-24) 4. Rear window defroster switch (P. 2-22) 5. Child safety locks (P. 3-7) 6. Fuel-filler door (P. 3-25) 7. Fuel-filler cap, fuel recommendation (P. 3-25, P. 9-3) 8. Replacing bulbs (P. 8-28) 9. Rear tie down hook (if so equipped) (P. 6-14) 10. Exterior trunk lid release/request button (P. 3-17, 3-24) 11. RearView monitor (if so equipped) (P. 4-8) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. LII01760-4 Illustrated table of contents
  11. 11. PASSENGER COMPARTMENT 1. Rear seat (P. 1-3) 2. Moonroof (if so equipped) (P. 2-39) 3. Interior lights, illuminated entry, moonroof switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-41, P. 2-23, P. 2-39) 4. Sun visors (P. 3-28) 5. Rearview mirror (P. 3-28) 6. Glove box (P. 2-32) 7. Cup holders (P. 2-31) 8. Parking brake, parking on hills (P. 5-20, P. 5-24) 9. Front seat (P. 1-2) 10. Front console (P. 2-33) 11. Rear armrest, cup holders (if so equipped) (P. 1-7, P 2-31) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. LII0091 Illustrated table of contents 0-5
  12. 12. INSTRUMENT PANEL 7. Windshield wiper/washer switch (P. 2-21) 8. Storage bin (if so equipped) (P. 2-29) 9. Audio system (P. 4-32, 4-35, 4-39) 10. Center ventilator (P. 4-14) 11. Passenger’s supplemental air bag (P. 1-42) 12. Side ventilator (P. 4-14) 13. Storage bin (if so equipped) (P. 2-29) 14. Engine oil pressure gauge (if so equipped) (P. 2-8) 15. g (gravity)-force gauge (if so equipped) (P. 2-6) 16. Hazard warning flasher switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-25) 17. Hazard warning flasher switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-25); Manual shift mode switch (if so equipped) (P.5-15) 18. Navigation system* (if so equipped) (P. 4-45) WIC1600 19. Glove box (P. 2-32)1. Headlight/fog light (if so equipped) 3. Driver’s supplemental air bag/Horn 20. Front passenger air bag status light /turn signal switch (P. 2-23); Manual (P. 1-42, 2-26) (P. 1-42) 4. Meters and gauges (P. 2-3) 21. Climate control (P. 4-14) shift paddles (if so equipped) (P.5-15) 5. Instrument brightness control (P. 2-24) 22. Shift selector (P. 5-13)2. Steering wheel switch for audio control 6. Cruise control main/set switches 23. Power outlet (P. 2-28) and Bluetoothா Hands-Free Phone 24. Ignition switch (P. 5-7) System (if so equipped) (P. 4-61, 4-63) (if so equipped) (P. 5-21)0-6 Illustrated table of contents
  13. 13. 25. Tilt steering (P.3-27)26. Storage bin (P. 2-29)27. Hood release lever (P. 3-23)28 Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) off switch (if so equipped) (P.2-17)* Refer to the separate Navigation System Own-er’s Manual (if so equipped).See the page number indicated in paren-theses for operating details. Illustrated table of contents 0-7
  14. 14. ENGINE COMPARTMENT CHECKLOCATIONS MR20DE engine 1. Engine coolant reservoir (P. 8-8) 2. Engine oil filler cap (P. 8-10) 3. Brake fluid reservoir/Clutch fluid reservoir (M/T model) (P. 8-14) 4. Battery (P. 8-15) 5. Air cleaner (P. 8-19) 6. Fuse/fusible link box (P. 8-22) 7. Radiator cap (P. 8-8) 8. Engine oil dipstick (P. 8-10) 9. Drive belt location (P.8-17) 10. Windshield-washer fluid reservoir (P. 8-15) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. LDI07090-8 Illustrated table of contents
  15. 15. QR25DE engine 1. Engine coolant reservoir (P. 8-8) 2. Engine oil filler cap (P. 8-10) 3. Brake fluid reservoir/Clutch fluid reservoir (M/T model) (P. 8-14) 4. Battery (P. 8-15) 5. Air cleaner (P. 8-19) 6. Fuse/fusible link box (P. 8-22) 7. Radiator cap (P. 8-8) 8. Engine oil dipstick (P. 8-10) 9. Drive belt location (P.8-17) 10. Windshield-washer fluid reservoir (P. 8-15) *Engine cover removed for clarity. See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details.WDI0637 Illustrated table of contents 0-9
  16. 16. WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTS Warning Name Page Warning Name Page Indicator Name Page light light light Anti-lock Braking 2-11 Low fuel warning 2-13 Continuously Vari- 2-15 System (ABS) warn- light able Transmission or ing light (CVT) position indi- Low tire pressure 2-13 cator light (CVT warning light (if so models) equipped) Brake warning light 2-11 Cruise main switch 2-15 Low windshield- 2-14 indicator light (if so washer fluid warning equipped) or light (if so equipped) Cruise set switch 2-16 NISSAN Intelligent 2-14 indicator light (if so Key™ warning light equipped) Charge warning light 2-12 (if so equipped) Front passenger air 2-16 P position selecting 2-14 bag status light Door open warning 2-12 warning light (CVT light or models) (if so equipped) Electric power 2-12 steering warning Seat belt warning 2-15 light light and chime High beam indicator 2-16 light (blue) Engine oil pressure 2-12 Supplemental air 2-15 warning light bag warning light Malfunction Indica- 2-16 tor Light (MIL)0-10 Illustrated table of contents
  17. 17. Indicator Name Page light Overdrive off indica- 2-17 tor light (CVT mod- els) Security indicator 2-17 light Side light and head- 2-17 light indicator light (green) Slip indicator light (if 2-17 so equipped) Turn signal/hazard 2-17 indicator lights Vehicle Dynamic 2-17 Control (VDC) OFF indicator light (if so equipped) Illustrated table of contents 0-11
  18. 18. MEMO0-12 Illustrated table of contents
  19. 19. 1 Safety—Seats, seat belts andsupplemental restraint systemSeats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 Precautions on child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-24 Front manual seat adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Rear folding seat system (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . 1-3 CHildren) System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-26 Head restraints. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7 Rear-facing child restraint installation using Adjustable headrest (if so equipped). . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-10 LATCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-28 Rear-facing child restraint installation usingSeat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13 the seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-30 Precautions on seat belt usage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13 Forward-facing child restraint installation Pregnant women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-16 using LATCH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-33 Injured persons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-16 Forward-facing child restraint installation Three-point type seat belt with retractor . . . . . . . . . . 1-16 using the seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-34 Seat belt extenders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-22 Installing top tether strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-38 Seat belt maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-22 Booster seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-39Child safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-22 Supplemental restraint system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-42 Infants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-23 Precautions on supplemental restraint Small children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-23 system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-42 Larger children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-23 Supplemental air bag warning labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-56Child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-24 Supplemental air bag warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-57
  20. 20. SEATS ● The seatback should not be reclined any more than needed for comfort. Seat belts are most effective when the pas- senger sits well back and straight up in the seat. If the seatback is reclined, the risk of sliding under the lap belt and being injured is increased. CAUTION When adjusting the seat positions, be sure not to contact any moving parts to avoid possible injuries and/or damage. ARS1152 FRONT MANUAL SEAT ADJUSTMENT 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
  21. 21. WRS0719 WRS0720 WRS0721Forward and backward Reclining Seat lifter (if so equipped for driver’sPull the center of the bar up and hold it while you To recline the seatback, pull the lever up and lean seat)slide the seat forward or backward to the desired back. To bring the seatback forward, pull the lever Pull up or push down the adjusting lever to adjustposition. Release the bar to lock the seat in up and lean your body forward. Release the lever the seat height until the desired position isposition. to lock the seatback in position. achieved. The reclining feature allows adjustment of the REAR FOLDING SEAT SYSTEM (if so seatback for occupants of different sizes for added comfort and to help obtain proper seat equipped) 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 shift selector (CVT) is in P (Park) or the manual transmission is in N (Neutral) with the parking brake applied. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-3
  22. 22. ● Properly secure all cargo with ropes or straps to help prevent it from sliding or shifting. Do not place cargo higher than the seatbacks. In a sudden stop or col- lision, unsecured cargo could cause personal injury. ● When returning the seatbacks to the upright position, be certain they are completely secured in the latched posi- tion. If they are not completely secured, passengers may be injured in an acci- dent or sudden stop. ● Closely supervise children when they LRS0728 WRS0726 are around cars to prevent them fromInterior trunk access (if so equipped) 2. Pull up on the strap ᭺ located on the top A playing and becoming locked in the outboard side of the seat to be folded. trunk where they could be seriously in-The trunk can be accessed from the rear seat for jured. Keep the car locked, with the rearloading and unloading, as shown. 3. Fold the seatback down. seatback and trunk lid securely latched 1. Stow the outboard seat belts with the clip when not in use, and prevent children’s WARNING access to car keys. before folding the rear seatbacks. ● Never allow anyone to ride in the cargo When folding the passenger’s side rear area or on the rear seat when it is in the seatback, first disconnect and stow the cen- fold-down position. Use of these areas ter seat belt. See “Stowing the rear center by passengers without proper restraints seat belt” later in this section. could result in serious injury in an acci- dent or sudden stop.1-4 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  23. 23. WRS0827 LRS0730 LRS2061Folding the rear cushions and 2. The headrests must be removed before fold-seatbacks (if so equipped) ing down the seatbacks. To remove the headrests, push and hold the lock knob ᭺1 1. Lift up on the front edge of the seat cushion while moving the headrest in an upward and fold it toward the front of the vehicle. direction. Store the headrest properly so it is not loose in the vehicle. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-5
  24. 24. ● Properly secure all cargo with ropes or straps to help prevent it from sliding or shifting. Do not place cargo higher than the seatbacks. In a sudden stop or col- lision, unsecured cargo could cause personal injury. ● When returning the seatbacks to the upright position, be certain they are completely secured in the latched posi- tion. If they are not completely secured, passengers may be injured in an acci- dent or sudden stop. ● Closely supervise children when they LRS2062 LRS0731 are around cars to prevent them from 3. To return the headrest to the normal position, 4. Fold down seatbacks. See “Interior trunk playing and becoming locked in the align the headrest stalks with the holes in the access” earlier in this section. trunk where they could be seriously in- seat. Push and hold the lock knob ᭺ and1 jured. Keep the car locked, with the rear push the headrest down. WARNING seatback and trunk lid securely latched when not in use, and prevent children’s Properly adjust the headrest before an oc- ● Never allow anyone to ride in the cargo access to car keys. cupant uses the seating position. area or on the rear seat when it is in the fold-down position. Use of these areas by passengers without proper restraints could result in serious injury in an acci- dent or sudden stop.1-6 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  25. 25. HEAD RESTRAINTS WARNING Head restraints supplement the other ve- hicle safety systems. They may provide additional protection against injury in cer- tain rear end collisions. Adjust the head restraints properly, as specified in this section. Check the adjustment after someone else uses the seat. Do not attach anything to the head restraint stalks or remove the head restraint. Do not use the seat if the head restraint has been re- WIC1097 moved. If the head restraint was removed, LRS0893 reinstall and properly adjust the head re-Center armrest (if so equipped) straint before an occupant uses the seat- The illustration shows the seating positions ing position. Failure to follow these in- equipped with head restraints. All of the headPull the armrest down until it is horizontal. restraints are adjustable. structions can reduce the effectiveness of the head restraints. This may increase the ᭡ Indicates the seating position is equipped with risk of serious injury or death in a a head restraint. collision. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-7
  26. 26. LRS0887 WRS0134 LRS0888Components Adjustment To raise the head restraint, pull it up. 1. Head restraint Adjust the head restraint so the center is level with the center of the seat occupant’s ears. 2. Adjustment notches 3. Lock knob 4. Stalks1-8 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  27. 27. LRS0889 LRS0890 LRS0891To lower, push and hold the lock knob and push Removal Installthe head restraint down. Use the following procedure to remove the ad- 1. Align the head restraint stalks with the holes justable head restraints. in the seat. Make sure the head restraint is facing the correct direction. The stalk with the adjustment notches ᭺ must be installed 1. Pull the head restraint up to the highest 1 in the hole with the lock knob ᭺. position. 2 2. Push and hold the lock knob. 2. Push and hold the lock knob and push the 3. Remove the head restraint from the seat. head restraint down. 4. Store the head restraint properly so it is not 3. Properly adjust the head restraint before an loose in the vehicle. occupant uses the seating position. 5. Reinstall and properly adjust the head re- straint before an occupant uses the seating position. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-9
  28. 28. Adjust the Active Head Restraints properly as described in this section. ADJUSTABLE HEADREST (if so equipped) WARNING The adjustable headrests supplement the other vehicle safety systems. They may provide additional protection against in- jury in certain rear end collisions. Adjust the headrests properly, as specified in this section. Check the adjustment after someone else uses the seat. Do not attach SPA1025 anything to the adjustable headrest stalks LRS0898Front-seat Active Head Restraints or remove the adjustable headrests. Do The illustration shows the seating positions not use the seat if the adjustable head- equipped with adjustable headrests. All of theThe Active Head Restraint moves forward utiliz- rests have been removed. If the headrest headrests are adjustable.ing the force that the seatback receives from the was removed, reinstall and properly adjustoccupant in a rear-end collision. The movement Ⅲ Indicates the seating position is equipped with the headrest before an occupant uses theof the head restraint helps support the occu- an adjustable headrest. seating position. Failure to follow thesepant’s head by reducing its backward movement instructions can reduce the effectiveness + Indicates the seating position is not equippedand helping absorb some of the forces that may of the adjustable headrests. This may in- with a head restraint or adjustable headrest.lead to whiplash-type injuries. crease the risk of serious injury or death inActive Head Restraints are effective for collisions a collision.at low to medium speeds in which it is said thatwhiplash injury occurs most.Active Head Restraints operate only in certainrear-end collisions. After the collision, the headrestraints return to their original position.1-10 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  29. 29. LRS0887 WRS0134 LRS0888Components Adjustment To raise the headrest, pull it up.1. Adjustable headrest Adjust the headrest so the center is level with the center of the seat occupant’s ears.2. Adjustment notches3. Lock knob4. Stalks Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-11
  30. 30. LRS0889 LRS0890 LRS0891To lower, push and hold the lock knob and push Removal Installthe headrest down. Use the following procedure to remove the ad- 1. Align the headrest stalks with the holes in justable headrests. the seat. Make sure the headrest is facing the correct direction. The stalk with the ad- justment notches ᭺ must be installed in the 1. Pull the headrest up to the highest position. 1 2. Push and hold the lock knob. hole with the lock knob ᭺. 2 3. Remove the headrest from the seat. 2. Push and hold the lock knob and push the headrest down. 4. Store the headrest properly so it is not loose in the vehicle. 3. Properly adjust the headrest before an oc- cupant uses the seating position. 5. Reinstall and properly adjust the headrest before an occupant uses the seating posi- tion.1-12 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  31. 31. SEAT BELTS SSS0136PRECAUTIONS ON SEAT BELTUSAGEIf you are wearing your seat belt properly ad-justed and you are sitting upright and well back inyour seat with both feet on the floor, your chancesof being injured or killed in an accident and/or theseverity of injury may be greatly reduced.NISSAN strongly encourages you and all of yourpassengers to buckle up every time you drive,even if your seating position includes a supple-mental air bag.Most U.S. states and Canadian provincesor territories specify that seat belts be wornat all times when a vehicle is being driven. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-13
  32. 32. SSS0134 SSS0016 WARNING WARNING● Every person who drives or rides in this ● The seat belt should be properly ad- vehicle should use a seat belt at all justed to a snug fit. Failure to do so may times. Children should be properly re- reduce the effectiveness of the entire strained in the rear seat and, if appro- restraint system and increase the priate, in a child restraint. chance or severity of injury in an acci- dent. Serious injury or death can occur if the seat belt is not worn properly.1-14 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  33. 33. ● Be sure the seat belt tongue is securely ● Once a seat belt pretensioner has acti- fastened to the proper buckle. vated, it cannot be reused and must be replaced together with the retractor. ● Do not wear the seat belt inside out or See your NISSAN dealer. twisted. Doing so may reduce its effectiveness. ● Removal and installation of preten- sioner system components should be ● Do not allow more than one person to done by a NISSAN dealer. use the same seat belt. ● All seat belt assemblies, including re- ● Never carry more people in the vehicle tractors and attaching hardware, than there are seat belts. should be inspected after any collision ● If the seat belt warning light glows con- by a NISSAN dealer. NISSAN recom- tinuously while the ignition is turned mends that all seat belt assemblies in ON with all doors closed and all seat use during a collision be replaced un- SSS0014 belts fastened, it may indicate a mal- less the collision was minor and the function in the system. Have the system belts show no damage and continue to WARNING checked by a NISSAN dealer. operate properly. Seat belt assemblies● Always route the shoulder belt over ● No changes should be made to the seat not in use during a collision should also your shoulder and across your chest. belt system. For example, do not modify be inspected and replaced if either Never put the belt behind your back, the seat belt, add material, or install damage or improper operation is noted. under your arm or across your neck. The devices that may change the seat belt ● All child restraints and attaching hard- belt should be away from your face and routing or tension. Doing so may affect ware should be inspected after any col- neck, but not falling off your shoulder. the operation of the seat belt system. lision. Always follow the restraint● Position the lap belt as low and snug as Modifying or tampering with the seat manufacturer’s inspection instructions possible AROUND THE HIPS, NOT THE belt system may result in serious per- and replacement recommendations. WAIST. A lap belt worn too high could sonal injury. The child restraints should be replaced increase the risk of internal injuries in if they are damaged. an accident. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-15
  34. 34. PREGNANT WOMEN THREE-POINT TYPE SEAT BELTNISSAN recommends that pregnant women use WITH RETRACTORseat belts. The seat belt should be worn snug andalways position the lap belt as low as possible WARNINGaround the hips, not the waist. Place the shoulder ● Every person who drives or rides in thisbelt over your shoulder and across your chest. vehicle should use a seat belt at allNever run the lap/shoulder belt over your ab- times.dominal area. Contact your doctor for specificrecommendations. ● Do not ride in a moving vehicle when the seatback is reclined. This can beINJURED PERSONS dangerous. The shoulder belt will not be against your body. In an accident,NISSAN recommends that injured persons use you could be thrown into it and receiveseat belts. Check with your doctor for specific neck or other serious injuries. Yourecommendations. WRS0719 could also slide under the lap belt and receive serious internal injuries. Manual front seat shown ● For the most effective protection when Fastening the seat belts the vehicle is in motion, the seat should 1. Adjust the seat. See “Seats” earlier in this be upright. Always sit well back in the section. seat with both feet on the floor and adjust the seat belt properly.1-16 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  35. 35. 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 WRS0137 WRS0138 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 dur- retractor to take up extra slack. Be sure the seat belt use by an occupant, the ALR mode ing a sudden stop or on impact. A shoulder belt is routed over your shoulder should not be activated. If it is activated, it slow pulling motion permits the seat and across your chest. belt to move, and allows you some may cause uncomfortable seat belt ten- The front passenger seat and the rear seating sion. It can also change the operation of freedom 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 re- ● Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) tractor. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-17
  36. 36. 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. LRS0767 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.1-18 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  37. 37. SSS0240 SSS0241Center of the rear seat (except SE-R WARNINGmodel) ● Always fasten the connector tongueThe rear seat center seat belt has a connector and the seat belt in the order shown.tongue ᭺ and a seat belt tongue ᭺. Both the 1 2 ● Always make sure both the connectorconnector tongue and the seat belt tongue must tongue and the seat belt tongue arebe securely latched for proper seat belt opera- secured when using the seat belt ortion. installing a child restraint. Do not use the seat belt or child restraint with only the seat belt tongue attached. This could result in serious personal injury in case of an accident or a sudden stop. WRS0735 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-19
  38. 38. Stowing the rear center seat belt ● If the rear center seat belt connectorWhen folding down the rear seat, the center seat and the seatbacks are not secured inbelt can be retracted into a stowed position as the correct position, serious personalfollows: injury may result in an accident or sud- den stop.᭺1 Hold the connector tongue so that the seat belt does not retract suddenly when the tongue is released from the connector buckle. Release the connector tongue by inserting a suitable tool such as key into the connector buckle ᭺. A᭺2 Retract the seat belt up to the retractor base.᭺3 Insert the seat belt connector buckle into the fabric sleeve to stow. 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. WRS07361-20 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  39. 39. Attaching the rear 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 connector buckle from the fabric belt connector, be certain that the seat- sleeve. backs are completely secured in the latched position and the rear center᭺2 Pull out the connector tongue. seat belt connector is completely᭺3 Pull the seat belt and secure the receiver secured. buckle until it clicks. ● If the rear center seat belt connectorThe center seat belt connector tongue and re- and the seatbacks are not secured inceiver buckle are indicated by the > and < marks. the correct position, serious personal LRS0242 injury may result in an accident or sud-The center seat belt connector tongue can be den stop. Shoulder belt height adjustment (frontattached only into the rear center seat belt con- seats)nector buckle. The shoulder belt anchor height should be ad-To fasten the seat belt, see “Fastening the seat justed to the position best for you. See “Precau-belts” earlier in this section. 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 position ᭺, so the belt passes over the center of 2 the shoulder. The belt should be away from your face and neck, but not falling off your shoulder. Release the adjustment button to lock the shoul- der belt anchor into position. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-21
  40. 40. CHILD SAFETY ● Adults and children who can use the Children need adults to help protect them. WARNING standard seat belt should not use an They need to be properly restrained.● After adjustment, release the adjust- extender. Such unnecessary use could ment button and try to move the shoul- In addition to the general information in this result in serious personal injury in the manual, child safety information is available from der belt anchor up and down to make event of an accident. sure it is securely fixed in position. many other sources, including doctors, teachers, ● Never use seat belt extenders to install government traffic safety offices, and community● The shoulder belt anchor height should child restraints. If the child restraint is organizations. Every child is different, so be sure be adjusted to the position best for you. not secured properly, the child could be to learn the best way to transport your child. Failure to do so may reduce the effec- seriously injured in a collision or a sud- tiveness of the entire restraint system den stop. There are three basic types of child restraint and increase the chance or severity of systems: injury in an accident. SEAT BELT MAINTENANCE ● Rear-facing child restraintSEAT BELT EXTENDERS ● To clean the seat belt webbing, apply a mild soap solution or any solution recom- ● Forward-facing child restraintIf, because of body size or driving position, it is mended for cleaning upholstery or carpet. ● Booster seatnot possible to properly fit the lap/shoulder belt Then wipe with a cloth and allow the seat beltsand fasten it, an extender that is compatible with to dry in the shade. Do not allow the seat belts The proper restraint depends on the child’s size.the installed seat belts is available that can be to retract until they are completely dry. Generally, infants up to about 1 year and lesspurchased. The extender adds approximately 8 in ● If dirt builds up in the shoulder belt than 20 lbs (9 kg) should be placed in rear-facing(200 mm) of length and may be used for either guide of the seat belt anchors, the seat child restraints. Forward-facing child restraintsthe driver or front passenger seating position. belts may retract slowly. Wipe the shoulder are available for children who outgrow rear-See a NISSAN dealer for assistance with pur- belt guide with a clean, dry cloth. facing child restraints and are at least 1 year old.chasing an extender if an extender is required. Booster seats are used to help position a vehicle ● Periodically check to see that the seat lap/shoulder belt on a child who can no longer belt and the metal components, such as WARNING use a forward-facing child restraint. buckles, tongues, retractors, flexible wires● Only NISSAN seat belt extenders, made and anchors, work properly. If loose parts, by the same company which made the deterioration, cuts or other damage on the original equipment seat belts, should webbing is found, the entire seat belt as- be used with NISSAN seat belts. sembly should be replaced.1-22 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  41. 41. tem (air bag system) for the front passen- restraint that fits your vehicle and always follow WARNING ger. See “Supplemental restraint system” the manufacturer’s instructions for installationInfants and children need special protec- later in this section. and use.tion. The vehicle’s seat belts may not fitthem properly. The shoulder belt may INFANTS LARGER CHILDRENcome too close to the face or neck. The Infants up to at least 1 year old should be placed Children who are too large for child restraintslap belt may not fit over their small hipbones. In an accident, an improperly fit- in a rear-facing child restraint. NISSAN recom- should be seated and restrained by the seat beltsting seat belt could cause serious or fatal mends that infants be placed in child restraints which are provided. The seat belt may not fitinjury. Always use appropriate child that comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety properly if the child is less than 4 ft 9 in (142.5restraints. Standards or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety cm) tall and weighs between 40 lbs (18 kg) and Standards. You should choose a child restraint 80 lbs (36 kg). A booster seat should be used toAll U.S. states and Canadian provinces or terri- that fits your vehicle and always follow the manu- obtain proper seat belt fit.tories require the use of approved child restraints facturer’s instructions for installation and use.for infants and small children. See “Child re- NISSAN recommends that a child be placed in astraints” later in this section. SMALL CHILDREN commercially available booster seat if the shoul- der belt fits close to the face or neck or if the lapA child restraint may be secured in the vehicle by Children that are over 1 year old and weigh at portion of the seat belt goes across the abdo-using either the LATCH (Lower Anchor and Teth- least 20 lbs (9 kg) should remain in a rear-facing men. The booster seat should raise the child soers for CHildren) system or with the vehicle seat child restraint as long as possible up to the height that the shoulder belt is properly positionedbelt. See the “Child restraints” section for more or weight limit of the child restraint. Forward- across the top, middle portion of the shoulderinformation. facing child restraints are available for children and the lap belt is low on the hips. A booster seat who outgrow rear-facing child restraints and are can only be used in seating positions that have aNISSAN recommends that all pre-teens at least 1 year old. Refer to the manufacturer’sand children be restrained in the rear seat. three-point type seat belt. The booster seat instructions for minimum and maximum weight should fit the vehicle seat and have a label certi-Studies show that children are safer when and height recommendations. NISSAN recom-properly restrained in the rear seat than in fying that it complies with Federal Motor Vehicle mends that small children be placed in child Safety Standards or Canadian Motor Vehiclethe front seat. restraints that comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. Once the child has grown soThis is especially important because your Safety Standards or Canadian Motor Vehicle the shoulder belt is no longer on or near the facevehicle has a supplemental restraint sys- Safety Standards. You should choose a child and neck, use the shoulder belt without the booster seat. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-23
  42. 42. CHILD RESTRAINTS WARNINGNever let a child stand or kneel on anyseat and do not allow a child in the cargoarea. The child could be seriously injuredor killed in a sudden stop or collision. ARS1098 WRS0256 PRECAUTIONS ON CHILD WARNING RESTRAINTS ● Failure to follow the warnings and in- structions for proper use and installa- tion of child restraints could result in serious injury or death of a child or other passengers in a sudden stop or collision: – The child restraint must be used and installed properly. Always follow all of the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions for installation and use.1-24 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  43. 43. – Infants and children should never be – Child restraint anchor points are de- This vehicle is equipped with a universal child held on anyone’s lap. Even the stron- signed to withstand loads from child restraint anchor system, referred to as the LATCH gest adult cannot resist the forces of restraints that are properly fitted. (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) sys- a collision. tem. Some child restraints include rigid or – Never use the anchor points for adult webbing-mounted attachments that can be con-– Do not put a seat belt around both a seat belts or harnesses. nected to these anchors. For details, see “LATCH child and another passenger. – A child restraint with a top tether (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) sys-– NISSAN recommends that all child strap should not be used in the front tem” later in this section. restraints be installed in the rear passenger seat. seat. Studies show that children are If you do not have a LATCH compatible child – Keep seatbacks as upright as pos- restraint, the vehicle seat belts can be used. safer when properly restrained in the sible after fitting the child restraint. rear seat than in the front seat. If you Several manufacturers offer child restraints for must install a forward-facing child – Infants and children should always infants and children of various sizes. When se- restraint in the front seat, see be placed in an appropriate child re- lecting any child restraint, keep the following “Forward-facing child restraint in- straint while in the vehicle. points in mind: stallation using the seat belts” later ● When the child restraint is not in use, in this section. keep it secured with the LATCH system ● Choose only a restraint with a label certifying– Even with the NISSAN Advanced Air or a seat belt. In a sudden stop or colli- that it complies with Federal Motor Vehicle Bag System, never install a rear- sion, loose objects can injure occu- Safety Standard 213 or Canadian Motor facing child restraint in the front pants or damage the vehicle. Vehicle Safety Standard 213. seat. An inflating air bag could seri- ● Check the child restraint in your vehicle to be ously injure or kill a child. A rear- CAUTION sure it is compatible with the vehicle’s seat facing child restraint must only be and seat belt system. used in the rear seat. A child restraint in a closed vehicle can become very hot. Check the seating sur-– Be sure to purchase a child restraint face and buckles before placing a child in that will fit the child and vehicle. the child restraint. Some child restraints may not fit properly in your vehicle. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-25
  44. 44. ● If the child restraint is compatible with your LATCH lower anchor vehicle, place your child in the child restraint and check the various adjustments to be WARNING sure the child restraint is compatible with your child. Choose a child restraint that is Failure to follow the warnings and instruc- designed for your child’s height and weight. tions for proper use and installation of Always follow all recommended procedures. child restraints could result in serious in- jury or death of a child or other passen-All U.S. states and Canadian provinces or gers in a sudden stop or collision:territories require that infants and smallchildren be restrained in an approved child – Attach LATCH system compatiblerestraint at all times while the vehicle is child restraints only at the locationsbeing operated. Canadian law requires the shown in the illustration.top tether strap on forward-facing child – Do not secure a child restraint in therestraints be secured to the designated an- center rear seating position using LRS0724chor point on the vehicle. the LATCH lower anchors. The child LATCH system lower anchor locations restraint will not be secured properly. LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers – Inspect the lower anchors by insert- for CHildren) SYSTEM ing your fingers into the lower anchor Your vehicle is equipped with special anchor area. Feel to make sure there are no points that are used with LATCH (Lower Anchors obstructions over the anchors such as seat belt webbing or seat cushion and Tethers for CHildren) system compatible material. The child restraint will not child restraints. This system may also be referred be secured properly if the lower an- to as the ISOFIX or ISOFIX compatible system. chors are obstructed. With this system, you do not have to use a vehicle seat belt to secure the child restraint.1-26 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  45. 45. WRS0700 LRS0661 LRS0662 LATCH lower anchor location LATCH webbing-mounted attachment LATCH rigid-mounted attachmentLATCH lower anchor location Installing child restraint LATCH lower When installing a child restraint, carefully read and follow the instructions in this manual andThe LATCH lower anchors are located at the rear anchor attachments those supplied with the child restraint.of the seat cushion near the seatback. A label is LATCH compatible child restraints include twoattached to the seatback to help you locate the rigid or webbing-mounted attachments that canLATCH lower anchors. be connected to two anchors located at certain seating positions in your vehicle. With this sys- tem, you do not have to use a vehicle seat belt to secure the child restraint. Check your child re- straint for a label stating that it is compatible with LATCH. This information may also be in the in- structions provided by the child restraint manu- facturer. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-27
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