2012 XTERRA OWNER'S MANUAL

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2012 XTERRA OWNER'S MANUAL

  1. 1. ® 2012 XTE R RA 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. Pre-teenquestions, 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 MANUALFor descriptions specified for four-wheel drive MODIFICATION OF YOUR VEHICLE This manual includes information for all optionsmodels, a mark is placed at the begin- available on this model. Therefore, you may findning of the applicable sections/items. This vehicle should not be modified. some information that does not apply to your Modification could affect its vehicle.As with other vehicles with features for performance, safety or durability, andoff-road use, failure to operate four-wheel All information, specifications and illustrations in may even violate governmental this manual are those in effect at the time ofdrive models correctly may result in loss of regulations. In addition, damage or per- printing. NISSAN reserves the right to changecontrol or an accident. Be sure to read formance problems resulting from modi- specifications or design without notice and with-“Driving safety precautions” in the “Start- fications may not be covered under out obligation.ing and driving” section of this manual. NISSAN warranties. ON-PAVEMENT AND OFF-ROAD DRIV- IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ING THIS MANUAL This vehicle will handle and maneuver You will see various symbols in this manual. They differently from an ordinary passenger are used in the following ways: car because it has a higher center of gravity for off-road use. As with other WARNING vehicles with features of this type, fail- This is used to indicate the presence of a ure to operate this vehicle correctly may hazard that could cause death or serious result in loss of control or an accident. personal injury. To avoid or reduce the risk, the procedures must be followed Be sure to read “On-pavement and off- precisely. road driving precautions”, and “Avoid- ing collision and rollover”, and “Driving CAUTION safety precautions”, in the “Starting and driving” section of this manual. This is used to indicate the presence of a hazard that could cause minor or moder- ate personal injury or damage to your ve- hicle. To avoid or reduce the risk, the pro- cedures must be followed carefully.
  4. 4. CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 BLUETOOTH௡ is a WARNING trademark owned by WARNING Bluetooth SIG, Inc. Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and licensed to and certain vehicle components contain Visteon. or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth de- XM Radio௡ requires fects or other reproductive harm. In addi- subscription, sold tion, certain fluids contained in vehicles and certain products of component wear separately. Not avail- contain or emit chemicals known to the able in Alaska, Hawaii State of California to cause cancer and or Guam. For more APD1005 birth defects or other reproductive harm. information, visitIf you see this symbol, it means “Do not do this” CALIFORNIA PERCHLORATE www.xmradio.com.or “Do not let this happen.” ADVISORY Some vehicle parts, such as lithium batter-If you see a symbol similar to these in an illustra- ies, may contain perchlorate material. Thetion, it means the arrow points to the front of the following advisory is provided: “Perchloratevehicle. Material – special handling may apply, See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate/”. © 2011 NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC.Arrows in an illustration that are similar to these All rights reserved. No part of this Owner’sindicate movement or action. Manual may be reproduced or stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form, or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying,Arrows in an illustration that are similar to these recording or otherwise, without the prior writtencall attention to an item in the illustration. permission of Nissan North America, Inc.
  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 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-9Passenger compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-5
  8. 8. AIR BAGS, SEAT BELTS AND CHILDRESTRAINTS 1. 2nd row seat belts (P. 1-13) 2. Roof-mounted curtain side-impact and rollover supplemental air bag (P. 1-44) 3. Front seat belts (P. 1-13) 4. Head restraints (P.1-4 ) 5. Supplemental front-impact air bags (P.1-44) 6. Seats (P. 1-2) 7. Occupant classification sensor (pressure sensor) (P.1-51) 8. Seat belt with pretensioner (P. 1-57) 9. Front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bag (P.1-56) 10. LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) (P. 1-28) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. WII01340-2 Illustrated table of contents
  9. 9. EXTERIOR FRONT 1. Engine hood (P. 3-9) 2. Windshield wiper and washer switch (P. 2-25) 3. Windshield (P. 8-19) 4. Power windows (P. 2-46) 5. Door locks, keyfob, keys (P. 3-3, 3-5, 3-2) 6. Mirrors (P. 3-13) 7. Tire pressure (P. 8-32) 8. Flat tire (P. 6-2) 9. Tire chains (P. 5-38) 10. Replacing bulbs (P. 8-27) 11. Headlight and turn signal switch (P. 2-27) 12. Fog light switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-30) 13. Tow hooks (if so equipped) (P.6-14) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. WII0058 Illustrated table of contents 0-3
  10. 10. EXTERIOR REAR 1. Roof rack (P. 2-43) 2. Vehicle loading (P. 9-13) 3. Rear window and outside mirror (if so equipped) defroster switch (P. 2-27) 4. Rear window washer (P.2-26) 5. Lift gate (P. 3-9) 6. Spare tire (P.6-2) 7. Replacing bulbs (P. 8-27) 8. Fuel-filler door (P.3-10) 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
  11. 11. PASSENGER COMPARTMENT 1. Map lights (P. 2-48) 2. Sun visors (P. 3-12) 3. Inside mirror (P.3-13) 4. Glove box (P. 2-37) 5. Console box (P. 2-37) 6. Front seats (P. 1-2) 7. Rear seats (P.1-10) 8. Storage (P. 2-36) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. WII0056 Illustrated table of contents 0-5
  12. 12. INSTRUMENT PANEL 1. Vents (P. 4-2) 2. Headlight/fog light (if so equipped)/turn signal switch (P. 2-27) 3. Steering wheel switch for audio control (if so equipped)/Bluetoothா Hands- Free Phone System (if so equipped) (P. 4-36, P. 4-38) 4. Driver supplemental air bag/horn (P. 1-44, P. 2-31) 5. Meters, gauges and warning/indicator lights (P. 2-3, 2-13) 6. Cruise control main/set switches (P. 5-20) 7. Windshield wiper/washer switch and rear window wiper/washer switch (P. 2-25, P. 2-26) 8. Storage (P. 2-36) 9. Audio system controls (P. 4-17) 10. Front passenger supplemental air bag (P. 1-44) 11. Upper and lower glove box (P. 2-37) 12. Passenger air bag status light (P. 1-53) 13. Auxiliary audio input jack (if so equipped) (P. 4-34) 14. Power outlet (P. 2-35) WIC14470-6 Illustrated table of contents
  13. 13. 15. Electronic locking rear differential (E-Lock) system switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-33) Hill descent control switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-32) Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) OFF switch (P. 2-32)16. Shift selector (P. 5-13)17. 4WD shift switch (P. 5-27)18. Climate controls (P.4-3, 4-10)19. Hazard warning flasher switch (P. 2-31)20. Ignition switch (P. 5-10)21. Tilt steering wheel control (P. 3-12)22. Off road lamps switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-30)23. Clutch interlock (clutch start) switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-34)24. Power outside mirror controls (if so equipped) (P. 3-15)See the page number indicated in paren-theses for operating details. Illustrated table of contents 0-7
  14. 14. ENGINE COMPARTMENT CHECKLOCATIONS VQ40DE engine 1. Windshield-washer fluid reservoir (P. 8-13) 2. Fuse/fusible link box (P. 8-22) 3. Fuse and relay box (P. 8-22) 4. Engine oil filler cap (P. 8-9) 5. Engine oil dipstick (P. 8-9) 6. Brake fluid reservoir/Clutch fluid reservoir (M/T model) (P. 8-12) 7. Air cleaner (P. 8-18) 8. Drive belt location (P.8-16) 9. Radiator cap (P. 8-7) 10. Power steering fluid reservoir (P. 8-12) 11. Battery (P. 8-14) 12. Engine coolant reservoir (P. 8-7) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. LII01670-8 Illustrated table of contents
  15. 15. WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTS Warning Name Page Warning Name Page Indicator Name Page light light light Anti-lock Braking 2-14 Door open warning 2-15 Automatic transmis- 2-19 System (ABS) warn- light sion position indica- or ing light tor light (A/T models Engine oil pressure 2-16 only) warning light Cruise main switch 2-19 Automatic transmis- 2-14 4WD warning light 2-16 indicator light sion oil temperature ( model) warning light (if so Cruise set switch 2-19 equipped) Low fuel warning 2-16 indicator light light Automatic transmis- 2-14 Electronic locking 2-19 sion park warning Low tire pressure 2-16 rear differential (E- light ( warning light Lock) system on model) indicator light (if so Low windshield- 2-18 equipped) Brake warning light 2-15 washer fluid warning 4WD shift indicator 2-19 light (if so equipped) light ( or model) Seat belt warning 2-18 light and chime Front passenger air 2-19 bag status light Charge warning 2-15 Supplemental air 2-18 light bag warning light Illustrated table of contents 0-9
  16. 16. Indicator Name Page Indicator Name Page light light High beam indicator 2-20 Turn signal/hazard 2-21 light (Blue) indicator lights Hill descent control 2-32 Vehicle Dynamic 2-22 system on indicator Control (VDC) OFF light (if so equipped) indicator light Malfunction Indica- 2-20 tor Light (MIL) Overdrive off indica- 2-21 tor light (A/T models only) Security indicator 2-21 light Slip indicator light 2-21 Transfer 4LO posi- 2-21 tion indicator light ( model)0-10 Illustrated table of contents
  17. 17. 1 Safety—Seats, seat belts andsupplemental restraint systemSeats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 Precautions on child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-26 Front manual seat adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Head restraints (1st row only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4 CHildren) System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-28 Head restraints Rear-facing child restraint installation using (2nd row – outboard positions only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7 LATCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-30 Flexible seating. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-9 Rear-facing child restraint installation usingSeat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13 the seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-32 Precautions on seat belt usage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13 Forward-facing child restraint installation Pregnant women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-16 using LATCH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-35 Injured persons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-16 Forward-facing child restraint installation Three-point type seat belt with retractor . . . . . . . . . . 1-16 using the seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-37 Seat belt extenders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-23 Installing top tether strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-40 Seat belt maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-23 Booster seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-40Child safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-24 Supplemental restraint system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-44 Infants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-25 Precautions on supplemental restraint Small children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-25 system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-44 Larger children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-25 Supplemental air bag warning labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-58Child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-26 Supplemental air bag warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-59
  18. 18. 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
  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) or N (Neutral) position with the parking brake fully applied. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-3
  20. 20. HEAD RESTRAINTS (1st row only) 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- WRS0389 moved. If the head restraint was removed, LRS2021 reinstall and properly adjust the head re-Lumbar support (if so equipped for straint before an occupant uses the seat- The illustration shows the seating positions ing position. Failure to follow these in- equipped with head restraints. The first row headdriver’s seat) restraints are adjustable. structions can reduce the effectiveness ofThe lumbar support feature provides lower back the head restraints. This may increase the ᭡ Indicates the seating position is equipped withsupport to the driver. Move the lever forward or risk of serious injury or death in a a head restraint.backward to adjust the seat lumbar area. collision.1-4 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  21. 21. 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 notches3. Lock knob4. Stalks Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-5
  22. 22. 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 1. Pull the head restraint up to the highest the adjustment notches ᭺ must be installed 1 position. in the hole with the lock knob ᭺.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.1-6 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  23. 23. Adjust the Active Head Restraints properly as described in this section. HEAD RESTRAINTS (2nd row – outboard positions only) 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 SPA1025 anything to the head restraint stalks or LRS2021Front-seat Active Head Restraints remove the head restraint. Do not use the The illustration shows the seating positions seat if the head restraint has been re- equipped with head restraints. The second rowThe Active Head Restraint moves forward utiliz- moved. If the head restraint was removed, head restraints are removable but not adjustable.ing the force that the seatback receives from the reinstall and properly adjust the head re-occupant in a rear-end collision. The movement ᭡ Indicates the seating position is equipped with straint before an occupant uses the seat-of the head restraint helps support the occu- a head restraint. ing position. Failure to follow these in-pant’s head by reducing its backward movement structions can reduce the effectiveness of + Indicates the seating position is not equippedand helping absorb some of the forces that may the head restraints. This may increase the with a head restraint or adjustable headrest.lead to whiplash-type injuries. risk of serious injury or death in aActive Head Restraints are effective for collisions 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. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-7
  24. 24. LRS2079 LRS2080 LRS2081Components Removal Install 1. Head restraint Use the following procedure to remove the head 1. Align the head restraint stalks with the holes restraints. in the seat. Make sure the head restraint is 2. Lock knob 1. Adjust the seat or seatback as necessary. facing the correct direction. 3. Stalks 2. Push and hold the lock knob(s). 2. Push the head restraint down until it locks in place. 3. Pull the head restraint up until it is removed from the seat. 4. Store the head restraint properly so it is not loose in the vehicle. 5. Reinstall the head restraint and properly ad- just the seat or seatback before an occupant uses the seating position.1-8 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  25. 25. FLEXIBLE SEATING ● If the head restraints are removed for any reason, they should be securely WARNING stored to prevent them from causing● Never allow anyone to ride in the cargo injury to passengers or damage to the area or on the rear seats when they are vehicle in case of sudden braking or an in the fold-down position. In a collision, accident. people riding in these areas without ● When returning the seatbacks to the proper restraints are more likely to be upright position, be certain they are seriously injured or killed. completely secured in the latched posi-● Do not allow people to ride in any area tion. If they are not completely secured, of your vehicle that is not equipped with passengers may be injured in an acci- seats and seat belts. Be sure everyone dent or sudden stop. in your vehicle is in a seat and using a ● Properly secure all cargo to help pre- seat belt properly. vent it from sliding or shifting. Do not LRS0608● Do not fold down the rear seats when place cargo higher than the seatbacks. Folding the front passenger’s seatback In a sudden stop or collision, unsecured occupants are in the rear seat area or cargo could cause personal injury. flat (if so equipped) any luggage is on the rear seats. To fold the front passenger’s seatback flat for● Head restraints should be adjusted extra storage length when transporting long properly as they may provide significant items: protection against injury in an accident. Always replace and adjust them prop- ᭺ 1 Slide the seat to the rearmost position. Lift erly if they have been removed for any up on the recline lever, located on the out- reason. side edge of the seat, and fold the seatback 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. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-9
  26. 26. WARNING ● If you fold the front passenger’s seat- back flat forward to carry longer ob- jects, be sure this cargo is properly se- cured and not near an air bag. In a crash, an inflating air bag might force that object toward a person. This could cause severe injury or even death. Se- cure objects away from the area in which an air bag would inflate. See “Precautions on supplemental restraint system” later in this section. ● Never allow anyone to ride in the cargo LRS0609 area or on the front passenger’s seat LRS2082᭺2 Once the seatback is released, it will enable when it is in the fold-down position. Use Folding the 2nd row bench seat you to fold the front passenger seatback flat of these areas by passengers could re- over the seat cushion. sult in serious injury in an accident or To fold the 2nd row bench seat flat for maximum sudden stop. cargo hauling: 3. To return the front passenger’s seat to a seating position, lift up on the seatback and ᭺ 1 Disconnect and secure the center seat belt and tongues into the retractor base. See push it up to an upright position. Then pull up “Stowing the center seat belt” later in this on the recline lever and lean the seatback to section. Then properly stow the outboard a proper seating position. Release the lever seat belts in the seat belt hooks before fold- to lock the seatback in position. ing down the rear seats. See “Seat belt hook” in this section for more information.1-10 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  27. 27. The headrests must be removed before fold-ing down the seatbacks. To remove theheadrests, push and hold the lock knobwhile moving the headrest in an upwarddirection. Store the headrest properly so it isnot loose in the vehicle.Pull the strap forward, located in the centerof each seat cushion, and fold each seatcushion toward the front of the vehicle. LRS2083 LRS2084 ᭺ 2 Then pull the straps located on the outside ᭺ 3 This provides a level cargo floor. edge of each seatback to fold the seatbacks forward. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-11
  28. 28. 3. Then lift up on the seat cushion to remove it from the seat base. Be sure to store it in a secure place. To return the rear seatback to a seating position: 1. Push the anchor bars on the bottom of the seat cushions down into the seat base. 2. Rotate the seat cushion toward the rear of the vehicle and push down until they are folded flat to secure each seat cushion to the seat base. Make sure to hold the seat belts above the seat cushion and prop- erly push the seat cushion down into LRS0580 LRS2085 place.᭺4 To return the bench seats to a seating posi- Removing the 2nd row bench seat WARNING tion, reverse this process. Raise the seat- cushions backs to an upright position. Make ● Never allow anyone to ride in the cargo sure to hold the seat belts above the The rear seat cushion can be removed to provide area or on the rear seat when it is in the seat cushion, then push the seat cush- additional space when folding the 2nd row seat- fold-down position. Use of these areas ion down into place. backs flat. To remove the 2nd row bench seat by passengers without proper restraints cushions: could result in serious injury in an acci- 5. To return the headrest to the normal position, dent or sudden stop. align the headrest stalks with the holes in the 1. Pull the straps forward, located in the center seat. Push and hold the lock knob and push of each seat cushion, to fold the seat cush- ● Do not allow people to ride in any area the headrest down. Properly adjust the ions forward. of your vehicle that is not equipped with headrest before an occupant uses the seat- seats and seat belts. Be sure everyone ing position. 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. This will release the seat cushion seat unless the seat bottom cushions from the seat base. are in place and latched.1-12 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  29. 29. SEAT BELTS● Properly secure all cargo with ropes or straps to help prevent it from sliding or shifting. In a sudden stop or collision, 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.● If the seat cushions are removed for any reason, they should be securely stored to prevent them from causing injury to SSS0136 passengers or damage to the vehicle in PRECAUTIONS ON SEAT BELT case of sudden braking or an accident. USAGE If you are wearing your seat belt properly ad- justed and you are sitting upright and well back in your seat with both feet on the floor, your chances of being injured or killed in an accident and/or the severity of injury may be greatly reduced. NISSAN strongly encourages you and all of your passengers to buckle up every time you drive, even if your seating position includes a supple- mental air bag. Most U.S. states and Canadian provinces or territories specify that seat belts be worn at all times when a vehicle is being driven. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-13
  30. 30. 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
  31. 31. ● 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
  32. 32. 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. WRS0175 could also slide under the lap belt and receive serious internal injuries. Manual 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
  33. 33. 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 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
  34. 34. 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.1-18 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  35. 35. 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 or 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. LRS0601 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-19
  36. 36. 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. LRS06021-20 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  37. 37. 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 LRS2086ceiver 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 differentbelts” 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 1-21
  38. 38. LRS0610 LRS2087 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.1-22 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  39. 39. 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 down the rear seats, hook the rear seat belts on SEAT BELT MAINTENANCE 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 that is compatible with seat belts to retract until they are completely the installed seat belts is available that can be dry. purchased. The extender adds approximately 8 in (200 mm) of length and may be used for either ● If dirt builds up in the shoulder belt the driver or front passenger seating position. guide of the seat belt anchors, the seat See a NISSAN dealer for assistance with pur- belts may retract slowly. Wipe the shoulder chasing an extender if an extender is required. belt guide with a clean, dry cloth. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-23
  40. 40. CHILD SAFETY ● Periodically check to see that the seat Children need adults to help protect them. WARNING belt and the metal components, such as They need to be properly restrained. buckles, tongues, retractors, flexible wires Infants and children need special protec- and anchors, work properly. If loose parts, In addition to the general information in this tion. The vehicle’s seat belts may not fit deterioration, cuts or other damage on the manual, child safety information is available from them properly. The shoulder belt may webbing is found, the entire seat belt as- many other sources, including doctors, teachers, come too close to the face or neck. The sembly should be replaced. government traffic safety offices, and community lap belt may not fit over their small hip organizations. Every child is different, so be sure bones. In an accident, an improperly fit- to learn the best way to transport your child. ting seat belt could cause serious or fatal injury. Always use appropriate child There are three basic types of child restraint restraints. systems: All U.S. states and Canadian provinces or terri- ● Rear-facing child restraint tories require the use of approved child restraints ● Forward-facing child restraint for infants and small children. See “Child re- straints” later in this section. ● Booster seat A child restraint may be secured in the vehicle by The proper restraint depends on the child’s size. using either the LATCH (Lower Anchor and Teth- Generally, infants up to about 1 year and less ers for CHildren) system or with the vehicle seat than 20 lbs (9 kg) should be placed in rear-facing belt. See the “Child restraints” section for more child restraints. Forward-facing child restraints information. are available for children who outgrow rear- NISSAN recommends that all pre-teens facing child restraints and are at least 1 year old. and children be restrained in the rear seat. Booster seats are used to help position a vehicle Studies show that children are safer when lap/shoulder belt on a child who can no longer properly restrained in the rear seat than in use a forward-facing child restraint. the front seat.1-24 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  41. 41. This is especially important because your restraint that fits your vehicle and always follow WARNINGvehicle has a supplemental restraint sys- the manufacturer’s instructions for installationtem (air bag system) for the front passen- and use. Never let a child stand or kneel on anyger. See “Supplemental restraint system” seat and do not allow a child in the cargolater in this section. LARGER CHILDREN area. The child could be seriously injured or killed in a sudden stop or collision. Children who are too large for child restraintsINFANTS should be seated and restrained by the seat beltsInfants up to at least 1 year old should be placed which are provided. The seat belt may not fitin a rear-facing child restraint. NISSAN recom- properly if the child is less than 4 ft 9 in (142.5mends that infants be placed in child restraints cm) tall and weighs between 40 lbs (18 kg) andthat comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety 80 lbs (36 kg). A booster seat should be used toStandards or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety obtain proper seat belt fit.Standards. You should choose a child restraint NISSAN recommends that a child be placed in athat fits your vehicle and always follow the manu- commercially available booster seat if the shoul-facturer’s instructions for installation and use. der belt fits close to the face or neck or if the lapSMALL CHILDREN portion of the seat belt goes across the abdo- men. The booster seat should raise the child soChildren that are over 1 year old and weigh at that the shoulder belt is properly positionedleast 20 lbs (9 kg) should remain in a rear-facing across the top, middle portion of the shoulderchild restraint as long as possible up to the height and the lap belt is low on the hips. A booster seator weight limit of the child restraint. Forward- can only be used in seating positions that have afacing child restraints are available for children three-point type seat belt. The booster seatwho outgrow rear-facing child restraints and are should fit the vehicle seat and have a label certi-at least 1 year old. Refer to the manufacturer’s fying that it complies with Federal Motor Vehicleinstructions for minimum and maximum weightand height recommendations. NISSAN recom- Safety Standards or Canadian Motor Vehiclemends that small children be placed in child Safety Standards. Once the child has grown sorestraints that comply with Federal Motor Vehicle the shoulder belt is no longer on or near the faceSafety Standards or Canadian Motor Vehicle and neck, use the shoulder belt without theSafety Standards. You should choose a child booster seat. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-25
  42. 42. CHILD RESTRAINTS – Infants and children should never be held on anyone’s lap. Even the stron- gest adult cannot resist the forces of a collision. – Do not put a seat belt around both a child and another passenger. – NISSAN recommends that all child restraints be installed in the rear seat. Studies show that children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seat than in the front seat. If you must install a forward-facing child restraint in the front seat, see ARS1098 WRS0256 “Forward-facing child restraint in-PRECAUTIONS ON CHILD stallation using the seat belts” later WARNING in this section.RESTRAINTS ● Failure to follow the warnings and in- – Even with the NISSAN Advanced Air structions for proper use and installa- Bag System, never install a rear- tion of child restraints could result in facing child restraint in the front serious injury or death of a child or seat. An inflating air bag could seri- other passengers in a sudden stop or ously injure or kill a child. A rear- collision: facing child restraint must only be – The child restraint must be used and used in the rear seat. installed properly. Always follow all – Be sure to purchase a child restraint of the child restraint manufacturer’s that will fit the child and vehicle. instructions for installation and use. Some child restraints may not fit properly in your vehicle.1-26 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system

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