2005 FRONTIER OWNER'S MANUAL

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2005 FRONTIER OWNER'S MANUAL

  1. 1. FOREWORD READ FIRST—THEN DRIVE SAFELYWelcome to the growing family of new NISSAN Before driving your vehicle please read this Own- drive models correctly may result in loss ofowners. This vehicle is delivered to you with er’s Manual carefully. This will ensure familiarity control or an accident. Be sure to readconfidence. It was produced using the latest with controls and maintenance requirements, as- “Driving safety precautions” in the “Start-techniques and strict quality control. sisting you in the safe operation of your vehicle. ing and driving” section of this manual.This manual was prepared to help you under- ON-PAVEMENT AND OFF-ROAD DRIVING WARNINGstand the operation and maintenance of yourvehicle so that you may enjoy many miles (kilome- IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION RE- This vehicle will handle and maneuverters) of driving pleasure. Please read through this MINDERS FOR SAFETY! differently from an ordinary passengermanual before operating your vehicle. car because it has a higher center of Follow these important driving rules to gravity for off-road use. As with otherA separate Warranty Information Booklet help ensure a safe and comfortable trip vehicles with features of this type, fail-explains details about the warranties cov- for you and your passengers! ure to operate this vehicle correctly mayering your vehicle. The “NISSAN Service ● NEVER drive under the influence of al- result in loss of control or an accident.and Maintenance Guide” explains details cohol or drugs.about maintaining and servicing your ve- Be sure to read “On-pavement and off- ● ALWAYS observe posted speed limitshicle. Additionally, a separate Customer and never drive too fast for conditions. road driving precautions”, and “Avoid-Care/Lemon Law Booklet (U.S. only) will ing collision and rollover”, and “Driving ● ALWAYS use your seat belts and appropri- safety precautions”, in the “Starting andexplain how to resolve any concerns you ate child restraint systems. Pre-teen chil-may have with your vehicle, as well as driving” section of this manual. dren should be seated in the rear seat.clarify your rights under your state’s lemonlaw. ● ALWAYS provide information about the proper use of vehicle safety features to MODIFICATION OF YOUR VEHICLEYour NISSAN dealership knows your vehicle all occupants of the vehicle.best. When you require any service or have any This vehicle should not be modified. ● ALWAYS review this owner’s manual for Modification could affect itsquestions, they will be glad to assist you with the important safety information. performance, safety or durability, andextensive resources available to them. For descriptions specified for four-wheel drive may even violate governmental models, a mark is placed at the begin- regulations. In addition, damage or per- ning of the applicable sections/items. formance problems resulting from modifications may not be covered un- As with other vehicles with features for der NISSAN warranties. off-road use, failure to operate four-wheel ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  2. 2. WHEN READING THE MANUALThis manual includes information for all options CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65available on this model. Therefore, you may find WARNINGsome information that does not apply to yourvehicle. WARNINGAll information, specifications and illustrations in Engine exhaust, some of its constituents,this manual are those in effect at the time of and certain vehicle components containprinting. NISSAN reserves the right to change or emit chemicals known to the State ofspecifications or design without notice and with- California to cause cancer and birth de-out obligation. fects or other reproductive harm. In addi-IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT tion, certain fluids contained in vehiclesTHIS MANUAL and certain products of component wear contain or emit chemicals known to theYou will see various symbols in this manual. They State of California to cause cancer andare used in the following ways: APD1005 birth defects or other reproductive harm. 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 ahazard that could cause death or seriouspersonal 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 theprecisely. vehicle. © 2004 NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC. GARDENA, CALIFORNIA CAUTION All rights reserved. No part of this Owner’sThis is used to indicate the presence of a Arrows in an illustration that are similar to these Manual may be reproduced or stored in a retrievalhazard that could cause minor or moder- indicate movement or action. system, or transmitted in any form, or by anyate personal injury or damage to your ve- means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying,hicle. To avoid or reduce the risk, the pro- recording or otherwise, without the prior writtencedures must be followed carefully. Arrows in an illustration that are similar to these permission of Nissan North America, Inc., Gar- call attention to an item in the illustration. dena, California. ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  3. 3. WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF NISSAN NISSAN pioneered the use of electronics and com- puters in automobiles, and has led the industry in improving both performance and fuel efficiency through new engine designs and the use of syn- thetic materials to reduce vehicle weight. The com- pany has also developed ways to build quality into its vehicles at each stage of the production process, both through extensive use of automation and — most importantly — through an awareness that people are the central element in quality control. From the time the parts arrived from our suppliers until you took delivery of your new NISSAN, dozens of checks were made to ensure that only the best job was being done in producing and delivering your vehicle. NISSAN also takes great care to ensure that when you take your NISSAN to your dealer for WFW0002 maintenance, the service technician will perform his work according to the quality standards that haveYour new NISSAN is the result of our dedication to styling design at Nissan Design America, Inc. in San been established by NISSAN.produce the finest in safe, reliable and economical Diego, California, and engineering at Nissan Tech-transportation. Your vehicle is the product of a suc- nical Center North America in Farmington Hills, Safety has also been built into your NISSAN. As youcessful worldwide company that manufactures cars Michigan. Additionally, NISSAN employs more than know, seat belts are an integral part of the safetyand trucks in over 17 countries and distributes them 21,000 people throughout the United States, systems that will help protect you and your passen-in 170 nations. Canada, and Mexico. An additional 60,000 people gers in the event of a sudden stop or an accident. work for the 1,250 NISSAN and INFINITI dealers We urge you to use the seat belts every time youNISSAN vehicles are designed and manufactured drive the vehicle.by Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. which was founded in across North America.Tokyo, Japan in 1933, and NISSAN affiliates world- The NISSAN story of growth and achievement re-wide, collectively growing to become the fifth largest NISSAN is also a substantial contributor to the flects our major goal: to provide you, our customer,automaker in the world. In addition to cars and Canadian economy. Nissan Canada Inc., its suppli- with a vehicle that is built with quality and craftsman-trucks, NISSAN also makes forklift trucks, marine ers and over 150 dealers employ approximately ship — a product that we can be proud to build andengines, boats and other diversified products. 4,500 people. These include company employees you can be proud to own. and the staffs of NISSAN dealers all across Canada.NISSAN has made a substantial and growing in- In addition, many Canadians work for companiesvestment in North America. NISSAN’s commitment that supply NISSAN and NISSAN dealers with ma-is over $6 billion dollars in capital investments in terials and services ranging from the operation offacilities across the continent. Some of the facilities port facilities and transportation services, to theinclude the Nissan Manufacturing facilities in Can- supply of lubricants, parts and accessories.ton, Mississippi and in Smyrna, Tennessee, vehicle ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  4. 4. NISSAN CUSTOMER CARE PROGRAMNISSAN CARES . . .Both NISSAN and your NISSAN dealer are dedicated to serving all your automotive needs. Your satisfaction with your vehicle and your NISSAN dealer areour primary concerns. Your NISSAN dealer is always available to assist you with all your automobile sales and service needs.However, if there is something that your NISSAN The Consumer Affairs Department will ask for You can write to NISSAN with the information at:dealer cannot assist you with or you would like to the following information: For U.S. customersprovide NISSAN directly with comments or – Your name, address, and telephone number Nissan North America, Inc.questions, please contact the NISSAN Con- – Vehicle identification number (attached to the Consumer Affairs Departmentsumer Affairs Department using our toll-free top of the instrument panel on the driver’s P.O. Box 191number: side) Gardena, California 90248-0191For U.S. customers – Date of purchase For Canadian customers 1-800-NISSAN-1 Nissan Canada Inc. (1-800-647-7261) – Current odometer reading 5290 Orbitor DriveFor Canadian customers – Your NISSAN dealer’s name Mississauga, Ontario L4W 4Z5 1-800-387-0122 – Your comments or questions OR We appreciate your interest in NISSAN and thank you for buying a quality NISSAN vehicle. ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  5. 5. Table of Illustrated table of contents 0Contents Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1 Instruments and controls 2 Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4 Starting and driving 5 In case of emergency 6 Appearance and care 7 Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8 Technical and consumer information 9 Index 10
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  7. 7. 0 Illustrated table of contentsAirbags, seat belts and child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 Instrument panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-6Exterior front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-3 Engine compartment check locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-8Exterior rear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-4 Warning/indicator lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-10Passenger compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-5 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/21/04—tbrooks ੭
  8. 8. AIRBAGS, SEAT BELTS AND CHILDRESTRAINTS 1. 2nd row seat belts (P. 1-12) 2. Supplemental curtain side-impact and rollover air bags (P. 1-48) 3. Front seat belts (P. 1-12) 4. Supplemental front impact air bags (P.1-56) 5. Seats (P. 1-2) 6. Occupant classification sensor (weight sensor) (P. 1-56) 7. Seat belt pretensioners (P. 1-62) 8. Supplemental side-impact air bag (if so equipped) (P. 1-48) 9. LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) (P. 1-34) 10. Top tether strap anchor (P. 1-36) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. WII00510-2 Illustrated table of contents ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/21/04—tbrooks ੭
  9. 9. EXTERIOR FRONT 1. Engine hood (P. 0-8) 2. Windshield wiper and washer switch (P. 2-23) 3. Windshield (P. 8-22) 4. Windows (P. 2-44) 5. Door locks, keyfob, keys (P. 3-3, 3-6, 3-2) 6. Mirrors (P. 3-12) 7. Tire pressure (P. 8-32) 8. Flat tire (P. 6-2) 9. Tire chains (P. 5-33) 10. Headlight and turn signal switch (P. 2-25); Replacing bulbs (P. 8-28) 11. Fog light switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-28) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. LII0052 Illustrated table of contents 0-3 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/21/04—tbrooks ੭
  10. 10. EXTERIOR REAR 1. Rear sliding window (if so equipped) (P.2-46) 2. Vehicle loading (P. 9-12) 3. Truck box, tailgate (P.3-14) 4. Replacing bulbs (P. 8-28) 5. Fuel filler cap, fuel recommendation (P. 3-10, P. 9-3) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. LII00530-4 Illustrated table of contents ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/21/04—tbrooks ੭
  11. 11. PASSENGER COMPARTMENT 1. Map lights (P. 2-48) 2. Sun visors (P. 3-11) 3. Inside mirror (P. 3-12) 4. Ventilators (P. 4-2) 5. Glove box (P. 2-38) 6. Shift knob (automatic transmission, if so equipped) (P. 5-10) 7. Cup holders (P. 2-41) 8. Front seats (P. 1-2) 9. Console box (P. 2-38) 10. Rear seats (P. 1-11) 11. Flat tire (P. 6-2) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. WII0054 Illustrated table of contents 0-5 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/21/04—tbrooks ੭
  12. 12. INSTRUMENT PANEL 1. Ventilators (P. 4-2) 2. Headlight/fog light (if so equipped)/ turn signal switch (P. 2-25) 3. Steering wheel switch for audio control (if so equipped) (P. 4-26) 4. Driver supplemental air bag/horn (P. 1-48, P. 2-29) 5. Meters, gauges and warning/indicator lights (P. 2-3, 2-12) 6. Cruise control main/set switches (if so equipped) (P. 5-17) 7. Windshield wiper/washer switch (P. 2-23) 8. Storage (P. 2-35) 9. Audio system controls (if so equipped) (P. 4-10) 10. Front passenger supplemental air bag (P. 1-48) 11. Upper and lower glove box (P. 2-38) 12. Power outlet (P. 2-34) 13. Electronic locking rear differential (E-Lock) system switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-32) Heated seat switches (if so equipped) (P. 2-30) Hill descent control (HDC) switch WIC0816 (if so equipped) (P. 2-31)0-6 Illustrated table of contents ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/21/04—tbrooks ੭
  13. 13. Vehicle dynamic control (VDC) off switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-31)14. Shift selector lever (P. 5-10)15. 4WD shift switch (if so equipped) (P. 5-19)16. Climate controls (P. 4-2)17. Passenger air bag status light (P. 1-58)18. Hazard lights (P. 2-29)19. Ignition switch (P. 5-7)20. Tilt steering wheel control (if so equipped) (P. 3-11)21. Cargo lamp switch (P. 2-30)22. Clutch interlock (clutch start) switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-33)23. Outside mirror controls (if so equipped) (P. 3-13) Illustrated table of contents 0-7 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/21/04—tbrooks ੭
  14. 14. ENGINE COMPARTMENT CHECKLOCATIONS QR25DE engine 1. Windshield washer fluid reservoir (P. 8-15) 2. Fuse/fusible link box (P. 8-24) 3. Air cleaner (P. 8-19) 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. 8-14) 7. Radiator cap (P. 8-8) 8. Power steering fluid reservoir (P. 8-13) 9. Battery (P. 8-15) 10. Engine coolant reservoir (P. 8-8) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. LDI04690-8 Illustrated table of contents ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/21/04—tbrooks ੭
  15. 15. VQ40DE engine 1. Windshield washer fluid reservoir (P. 8-15) 2. Battery (P. 8-15) 3. Fuse/fusible link box (P. 8-24) 4. Engine oil filler cap (P. 8-9) 5. Engine oil dipstick (P. 8-9) 6. Brake fluid reservoir (P. 8-14) 7. Air cleaner (P. 8-19) 8. Radiator cap (P. 8-8) 9. Power steering fluid reservoir (P. 8-13) 10. Engine coolant reservoir (P. 8-8) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. LDI0435 Illustrated table of contents 0-9੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22)Owners Manual—USA_English (nna)09/21/04—tbrooks ੭
  16. 16. WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTS Warning Name Page Warning Name Page Warning Name Page light light light Anti-lock brake 2-13 Door open warn- 2-14 Seat belt warn- 2-16 or warning light ing light ing light and chime Engine oil pres- 2-14 sure warning Supplemental air 2-16 Automatic trans- 2-13 light bag warning mission oil tem- light perature warning 4WD warning 2-15 light ( light ( model) model) Indicator Name Page Automatic trans- 2-13 Low fuel warn- 2-15 light mission park ing light Automatic 2-17 warning light Low tire pres- 2-15 transmission ( model) sure warning position indica- Brake warning 2-14 light tor light or light Low windshield 2-16 Cruise main 2-17 washer fluid switch indicator warning light light Charge warning 2-14 light0-10 Illustrated table of contents ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/21/04—tbrooks ੭
  17. 17. Indicator Name Page Indicator Name Page Indicator Name Page light light light Cruise set 2-17 Hill Descent 2-31 Slip indicator 2-19 switch indicator Control (HDC) light for models light indicator light with VDC (if (if so equipped) so equipped) E-Lock system 2-18 on indicator Malfunction 2-18 Transfer 4LO 2-19 light (if so indicator lamp position indica- equipped) (MIL) tor light ( 4WD shift indi- 2-17 Overdrive off 2-19 model) cator light indicator light ( (automatic Turn 2-20 model) transmission signal/hazard only) indicator lights Front passenger 2-18 air bag status Security indica- 2-19 Vehicle dy- 2-20 light tor light (NVIS) namic control off indicator High beam in- 2-18 Active brake 2-19 light dicator light limited slip (if (Blue) so equipped) Illustrated table of contents 0-11 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/21/04—tbrooks ੭
  18. 18. MEMO0-12 Illustrated table of contents
  19. 19. 1 Safety—Seats, seat belts andsupplemental restraint systemSeats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 Child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-21 Front manual seat adjustment Precautions on child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-21 (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 Child restraint installation on passenger’s Front power seat adjustment side jump seat (King cab models only) . . . . . . . . . . . 1-23 (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4 Child restraint installation on rear bench seat Jump seat (King cab) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6 (Crew cab models only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-29 Head restraint adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6 LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Active head restraint (front seats). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7 CHildren) system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-34 Armrest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7 Top tether strap child restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-36 Flexible seating. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-8 Child restraint installation on front passengerSeat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12 seat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-39 Precautions on seat belt usage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12 Booster seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-42 Child safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-14 Precautions on booster seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-42 Pregnant women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-16 Supplemental restraint system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-48 Injured persons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-16 Precautions on supplemental restraint Three-point type seat belt with retractor . . . . . . . . . . 1-16 system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-48 Seat belt extenders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-21 Supplemental air bag warning labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-63 Seat belt maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-21 Supplemental air bag warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-64 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/21/04—tbrooks ੭
  20. 20. SEATS FRONT MANUAL SEAT ADJUSTMENT (if so equipped) WARNING ● Do not adjust the driver’s seat while driving so full attention may be given to vehicle operation. The seat may move suddenly and could cause loss of con- trol of the vehicle. ● After adjustment, gently rock in the seat to make sure it is securely locked. ARS1152 WARNING ● For the most effective protection when the vehicle is in motion, the seat should● Do not ride in a moving vehicle when be upright. Always sit well back in the the seatback is reclined. This can be seat and adjust the seat properly. See dangerous. The shoulder belt will not “Precautions on Seat Belt Usage” later be against your body. In an accident, in this section. you could be thrown into it and receive neck or other serious injuries. You could also slide under the lap belt and receive serious internal injuries.1-2 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  21. 21. WARNING After adjustment, gently rock in the seat to make sure it is securely locked. WRS0175 WRS0176Forward and backward RecliningPull the lever up and hold it while you slide the To recline the seatback, pull the lever up and leanseat forward or backward to the desired position. back. To bring the seatback forward, pull the leverRelease the lever to lock the seat in position. up and lean your body forward. Release the lever 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 re- clined to allow occupants to rest when the ve- hicle is stopped. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-3 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  22. 22. WRS0131 WRS0163Seat lifter (if so equipped for driver’s FRONT POWER SEAT Operating tipsseat) ADJUSTMENT (if so equipped) ● The power seat motor has an auto-resetTurn either dial to adjust the angle and height of overload protection circuit. If the motorthe seat cushion to the desired position. WARNING stops during operation, wait 30 seconds, ● Do not adjust the driver’s seat while then reactivate the switch. driving so full attention may be given to ● Do not operate the power seat switch for a vehicle operation. The seat may move long period of time when the engine is off. suddenly and could cause loss of con- trol of the vehicle. This will discharge the battery. ● Do not leave children unattended inside Forward and backward the vehicle. They could unknowingly ac- Moving the switch forward or backward will slide tivate switches or controls. Unattended the seat forward or backward to the desired children could become involved in seri- ous accidents. position.1-4 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  23. 23. RecliningMove the recline switch backward until the de-sired angle is obtained. To bring the seatbackforward again, move the switch forward andmove your body forward. The seatback will moveforward.The reclining feature allows adjustment of theseatback for occupants of different sizes foradded comfort and to help obtain proper seatbelt fit (see “Precautions on seat belt usage” laterin this section). Also, the seatback can be re-clined to allow occupants to rest when the ve-hicle is stopped. WRS0164 WRS0389 Seat lifter (driver’s seat) Lumbar support (driver’s seat) Push the front or rear end of the switch up or The lumbar support feature provides lower back down to adjust the angle and height of the seat support to the driver. Move the lever up or down cushion. to adjust the seat lumbar area. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-5 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  24. 24. LRS0556 WRS0213 WRS0134JUMP SEAT (King cab) HEAD RESTRAINT ADJUSTMENT Adjust the head restraint so the center is level with the center of your ears. To raise the head restraint, pull it up. To lower, WARNING push and hold the lock knob and push the head● Do not use a child restraint in the driv- restraint down. er’s side jump seat. This seating posi- The head restraints on the rear seats are remov- tion is not suitable for child restraint able. installation. A child restraint can be in- stalled in the passenger’s side jump seat when the seat extension is un- WARNING folded from the seat base. Head restraints should be adjusted prop-● When folding the jump seat, be careful erly as they may provide significant pro- not to squeeze your finger between the tection against injury in an accident. Do seat cushion and the body side. not remove them. Check the adjustment after someone else uses the seat.1-6 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  25. 25. ● Do not attach anything to the head re- straint stalks. Doing so could impair active head restraint function. The head restraint moves forward utilizing the force that the seatback receives from the occu- pant in a rear-end collision. The movement of the head restraint helps support the occupant’s head by reducing its backward movement and helping absorb some of the forces that may lead to whip- lash type injuries. Active head restraints are effective for collisions at low to medium speeds in which it is said that whiplash injury occurs most. SPA1025 LRS0557 Active head restraints operate only in certainACTIVE HEAD RESTRAINT (front rear-end collisions. After the collision, the head ARMRESTseats) restraints return to their original positions. To use the center armrest on the 2nd row bench Properly adjust the active head restraints as de- seat, pull on the tab in the center of the seat and WARNING fold it down to the resting position. scribed earlier in this section.● Always adjust the head restraints prop- erly as specified in the previous section. Failure to do so can reduce the effec- tiveness of the active head restraint.● Active head restraints are designed to supplement other safety systems. Al- ways wear seat belts. No system can prevent all injuries in any accident. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-7 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  26. 26. ● Do not fold down the rear seats when Folding the front passenger’s seatback occupants are in the rear seat area or (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 rear-most 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 ● If the head restraints are removed for latch located on the upper corner of the any reason, they should be securely seatback to release the back of the seat. stored to prevent them from causing injury to passengers or damage to the WRS0516 vehicle in case of sudden braking or anFLEXIBLE SEATING accident. ● When returning the seatbacks to the WARNING upright position, be certain they are completely secured in the latched posi-● Never allow anyone to ride in the cargo tion. If they are not completely secured, area or on the rear seats when they are passengers may be injured in an acci- in the fold-down position. In a collision, dent or sudden stop. people riding in these areas without proper restraints are more likely to be ● Properly secure all cargo to help pre- seriously injured or killed. vent it from sliding or shifting. Do not place cargo higher than the seatbacks.● Do not allow people to ride in any area In a sudden stop or collision, unsecured of your vehicle that is not equipped with cargo could cause personal injury. seats and seat belts. Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a seat belt properly.1-8 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  27. 27. 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 WRS0517 area or on the front passenger’s seat LRS0398᭺2 Once the seatback is released it will enable when it is in the fold-down position. Use Folding the rear 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 rear bench seat up: sudden stop.3. To return the front passenger’s seat to a ᭺ 1 Lift up on the lever, located on the side of the seat, while lifting the front of the seat cushion seating position lift up on the seatback and up. push it up to an upright position. Then pull up on the recline lever and lean the seatback to a proper seating position. Release the lever to lock the seatback in position. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-9 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  28. 28. WARNING ● When the vehicle is being used to carry cargo, properly secure all cargo to help prevent it from sliding or shifting. Do not place cargo higher than the seat- backs. In a sudden stop or collision, unsecured cargo could cause personal injury. ● Do not allow people to ride in any area of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat belts. Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a seat belt properly. Never ride in the rear LRS0566 LRS0567 seat unless the seat bottom cushions᭺2 Fold the bottom of the seat cushion toward ᭺ 3 Repeat this process to raise and secure the are in place and latched. the back of the vehicle until it locks in place. seat cushion on the other side of the vehicle ● When returning the seatbacks to the for maximum storage capacity. upright position, be certain they are To return the rear bench seat to a seating position completely secured in the latched posi- reverse the process. Make sure to properly tion. If they are not completely secured, push the seat cushion down into place. passengers may be injured in an acci- dent or sudden stop.1-10 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  29. 29. WARNING Never allow anyone to ride in the cargo 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. LRS0392Folding the rear bench seat downThe rear bench seatback can be tilted forward toaccess the child restraint anchor point locationsor the jacking equipment.To tilt the seatback forward, pull the strap up ᭺ 1and tilt the seatback. The child restraint anchorpoints ᭺ can be accessed behind the rear 2bench seatback. The jacking equipment can beaccessed from behind the passenger’s sideseatback. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-11 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  30. 30. 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, your chances of being injured or killedin an accident and/or the severity of injury may begreatly reduced. NISSAN strongly encouragesyou and all of your passengers to buckle up everytime you drive, even if your seating position in-cludes a supplemental air bag.Most U.S. states and Canadian provincesor territories specify that seat belts be wornat all times when a vehicle is being driven.1-12 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  31. 31. SSS0134 SSS0016 WARNING WARNING● Every person who drives or rides in this ● The seat belt should be properly ad- vehicle should use a seat belt at all justed to a snug fit. Failure to do so may times. Children should be properly re- reduce the effectiveness of the entire strained in the rear seat and, if appro- restraint system and increase the priate, in a child restraint. chance or severity of injury in an acci- dent. Serious injury or death can occur if the seat belt is not worn properly. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-13 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  32. 32. ● Be sure the seat belt tongue is securely ● All seat belt assemblies, including re- fastened to the proper buckle. tractors and attaching hardware, should be inspected after any collision ● Do not wear the seat belt inside out or by a NISSAN dealer. NISSAN recom- twisted. Doing so may reduce its mends that all seat belt assemblies in effectiveness. use during a collision be replaced un- ● Do not allow more than one person to less the collision was minor and the use the same seat belt. belts show no damage and continue to ● Never carry more people in the vehicle operate properly. Seat belt assemblies than there are seat belts. not in use during a collision should also be inspected and replaced if either ● If the seat belt warning light glows con- damage or improper operation is noted. tinuously while the ignition is turned ON with all doors closed and all seat ● All child restraints and attaching hard- SSS0014 belts fastened, it may indicate a mal- ware should be inspected after any col- function in the system. Have the system lision. Always follow the restraint WARNING checked by a NISSAN dealer. manufacturer’s inspection instructions and replacement recommendations.● Always route the shoulder belt over ● Once the pre-tensioner seat belt has The child restraints should be replaced your shoulder and across your chest. activated, it cannot be reused and must if they are damaged. Never run the belt behind your back, be replaced together with the retractor. under your arm or across your neck. The See your NISSAN dealer. CHILD SAFETY belt should be away from your face and neck, but not falling off your shoulder. ● Removal and installation of the pre- Children need adults to help protect them. tensioner seat belt system components They need to be properly restrained.● Position the lap belt as low and snug as should be done by a NISSAN dealer. possible AROUND THE HIPS, NOT THE In addition to the general information in this WAIST. A lap belt worn too high could manual, child safety information is available from increase the risk of internal injuries in many other sources, including doctors, teachers, an accident. government traffic safety offices, and community organizations. Every child is different, so be sure to learn the best way to transport your child.1-14 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  33. 33. There are three basic types of child restraint ● Infants and children need special pro- Infantssystems: tection. The vehicle’s seat belts may not Infants up to at least one year old should be ● Rear facing child restraint fit them properly. The shoulder belt may placed in a rear facing child restraint. NISSAN come too close to the face or neck. The ● Front facing child restraint recommends that infants be placed in child re- lap belt may not fit over their small hip straints that comply with Federal Motor Vehicle ● Booster seat bones. In an accident, an improperly Safety Standards or Canadian Motor Vehicle fitting seat belt could cause serious or Safety Standards. You should choose a childThe proper restraint depends on the child’s size. fatal injury. Always use appropriate restraint that fits your vehicle and always followGenerally, infants up to about 1 year and less child restraints. the manufacturer’s instructions for installationthan 20 pounds (9 kg) should be placed in rear and use.facing child restraints. Front facing child re- All U.S. states and Canadian provinces or terri-straints are available for children who outgrow tories require the use of approved child restraints Small Childrenrear facing child restraints and are at least one for infants and small children. See “Child Re- straints” later in this section. Children that are over one year old and weighyear old. Booster seats are used to help position between 20 lbs (9 kg) and 40 lbs (18 kgs) can bea vehicle lap/shoulder belt on a child who can no Also, there are other types of child restraints placed in a forward facing child restraint. Refer tolonger use a front facing child restraint. available for larger children for additional protec- the manufacturer’s instructions for minimum and tion. maximum weight and height recommendations. WARNING NISSAN recommends that small children be NISSAN recommends that all pre-teens● Never install a rear facing child restraint and children be restrained in the rear seat if placed in child restraints that comply with Federal in the front passenger’s seat. An inflat- Motor Vehicle Safety Standards or Canadian Mo- available (Crew Cab models). According to ing supplemental air bag could seri- tor Vehicle Safety Standards. You should choose accident statistics, children are safer when ously injure or kill your child. A rear a child restraint that fits your vehicle and always properly restrained in the rear seat than in follow the manufacturer’s instructions for instal- facing child restraint must only be used the front seat. in the rear seat. lation and use. This is especially important because your Larger children vehicle has a supplemental restraint sys- tem (Air bag system) for the front passen- Children who are too large for child restraints ger. See “Supplemental restraint system” should be seated and restrained by the seat belts later in this section. which are provided. The seat belt may not fit properly if the child is less than 4 feet 9 inches Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-15 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  34. 34. (142.5 cm) tall and weighs between 40 lbs (18 PREGNANT WOMEN ● Do not ride in a moving vehicle whenkg) and 80 lbs (36 kg). A booster seat should be the seatback is reclined. This can beused to obtain proper seat belt fit. NISSAN recommends that pregnant women use dangerous. The shoulder belt will not seat belts. The seat belt should be worn snug,NISSAN recommends that a child be placed in a be against your body. In an accident, and always position the lap belt as low as pos-commercially available booster seat if the shoul- you could be thrown into it and receive sible around the hips, not the waist. Place the neck or other serious injuries. Youder belt in the child’s seating position fits close to shoulder belt over your shoulder and across your could also slide under the lap belt andthe face or neck or if the lap portion of the seat chest. Never run the lap/shoulder belt over your receive serious internal injuries.belt goes across the abdomen. The booster seatshould raise the child so that the shoulder belt is abdominal area. Contact your doctor for specific recommendations. ● For the most effective protection whenproperly positioned across the top, middle por- the vehicle is in motion, the seat shouldtion of the shoulder and the lap belt is low on the INJURED PERSONS be upright. Always sit well back in thehips. A booster seat can only be used in seating seat and adjust the seat belt properly.positions that have a three-point type seat belt. NISSAN recommends that injured persons useThe booster seat should fit the vehicle seat and seat belts. Check with your doctor for specifichave a label certifying that it complies with Fed- recommendations.eral Motor Vehicle Safety Standards or CanadianMotor Vehicle Safety Standards. Once the child THREE-POINT TYPE SEAT BELThas grown so the shoulder belt is no longer on or WITH RETRACTORnear the face and neck, use the shoulder beltwithout the booster seat. WARNING WARNING ● Every person who drives or rides in this vehicle should use a seat belt at allNever let a child stand or kneel on any times.seat and do not allow a child in the cargoareas while the vehicle is moving. Thechild could be seriously injured or killed inan accident or sudden stop.1-16 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  35. 35. WRS0174 LRS0594 LRS0595 Manual front seat shown ᭺ 2 Slowly pull the seat belt out of the retractor ᭺ 3 Position the lap belt portion low and snugFastening the seat belts (Front seats and insert the tongue into the buckle until on the hips as shown.all models and rear seats Crew cab you hear and feel the latch engage. ᭺ 4 Pull the shoulder belt portion toward themodels) ● The retractor is designed to lock during retractor to take up extra slack. Be sure the a sudden stop or on impact. A slow shoulder belt is routed over your shoulder 1. Adjust the seat. See “Seats” earlier in this pulling motion permits the seat belt to section. and across your chest. move, and allows you some freedom of movement in the seat. The front passenger seat and the rear seating positions three-point seat belts have a locking ● If the seat belt cannot be pulled from mechanism for child restraint installation. It is its fully retracted position, firmly pull referred to as the automatic locking mode or child the belt and release it. Then smoothly restraint mode. pull the belt out of the retractor. When the automatic locking mechanism is acti- vated the seat belt cannot be extended again until the seat belt tongue is detached from the buckle Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-17 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  36. 36. and fully retracted. Once retracted, the seat beltis in the emergency locking mode. See “Childrestraints” later in this section for more informa-tion.The automatic locking mode should beused only for child restraint installation.During normal seat belt use by a passen-ger, the locking mode should not be acti-vated. If it is activated it may cause uncom-fortable seat belt tension. It can alsochange the operation of the front passen-ger air bag. See “Front passenger air bagand status light” later in this section. LRS0556 LRS0569 WARNINGWhen fastening the seat belts, be certain 1. Open the jump seat. See “Seats” earlier in ᭺ 2 Slowly pull the seat belt out of the retractor this section. and insert the tongue into the buckle untilthat the seatbacks are completely se- you hear and feel the latch engage.cured in the latched position. If they arenot completely secured, passengers may ● The retractor is designed to lock duringbe injured in an accident or sudden stop. a sudden stop or on impact. A slow pulling motion permits the seat belt toFastening the seat belts (Jump seats move, and allows you some freedom ofKing cab models) movement in the seat. ● If the seat belt cannot be pulled from its fully retracted position, firmly pull the belt and release it. Then smoothly pull the belt out of the retractor.1-18 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  37. 37. is in the emergency locking mode. See “Child restraints” later in this section for more informa- tion. The automatic locking mode should be used only for child restraint installation. During normal seat belt use by a passen- ger, the locking mode should not be acti- vated. If it is activated it may cause uncom- fortable seat belt tension. LRS0570 WRS0139᭺3 Position the lap belt portion low and snug Unfastening the seat belts on the hips as shown. ᭺ 1 To unfasten the seat belt, press the button on᭺4 Pull the shoulder belt portion toward the the buckle. The seat belt automatically re- retractor to take up extra slack. Be sure the tracts. shoulder belt is routed over your shoulder and across your chest. Checking seat belt operationThe jump seat positions three-point seat belts Seat belt retractors are designed to lock seat belthave a locking mechanism for child restraint in- movement by two separate methods:stallation. It is referred to as the automatic locking ● When the seat belt is pulled quickly from themode or child restraint mode. retractor.When the automatic locking mechanism is acti- ● When the vehicle slows down rapidly.vated the seat belt cannot be extended again untilthe seat belt tongue is detached from the buckleand fully retracted. Once retracted, the seat belt Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-19 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭
  38. 38. To increase your confidence in the seat belts,check the operation as follows. ● Grasp the shoulder belt and pull forward quickly. The retractor should lock and re- strict further belt movement.If the retractor does not lock during this check orif you have any questions about seat belt opera-tion, see a NISSAN dealer. LRS0568 LRS0242 Center of the rear seat (Crew cab Shoulder belt height adjustment (Front model) seats) Selecting correct set of seat belts: The shoulder belt anchor height should be ad- The center seat belt buckle is identified by the justed to the position best for you. (See “Precau- CENTER mark. The center seat belt tongue can tions on seat belt usage” earlier in this section.) be fastened only into the center seat belt buckle. 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.1-20 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Truck/Frontier (d22) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 09/20/04—tbrooks ੭

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