2005 SENTRA OWNER'S MANUAL

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2005 SENTRA 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- MODIFICATION OF YOUR VEHICLEowners. This vehicle is delivered to you with er’s Manual carefully. This will ensure familiarityconfidence. It was produced using the latest with controls and maintenance requirements, as- This vehicle should not be modified.techniques and strict quality control. sisting you in the safe operation of your vehicle. Modification could affect its performance, safety or durability, andThis manual was prepared to help you under- WARNING may even violate governmentalstand the operation and maintenance of yourvehicle so that you may enjoy many miles (kilome- regulations. In addition, damage or per- IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION RE-ters) of driving pleasure. Please read through this MINDERS FOR SAFETY! formance problems resulting frommanual before operating your vehicle. modifications may not be covered un- Follow these important driving rules to der NISSAN warranties.A separate Warranty Information Booklet help ensure a safe and complete trip forexplains details about the warranties cov- you and your passengers!ering your vehicle. The “NISSAN Service ● NEVER drive under the influence of al-and Maintenance Guide” explains details cohol or drugs.about maintaining and servicing your ve-hicle. Additionally, a separate Customer ● ALWAYS observe posted speed limitsCare/Lemon Law Booklet (U.S. only) will and never drive too fast for conditions.explain how to resolve any concerns you ● ALWAYS use your seat belts and appro-may have with your vehicle, as well as priate child restraint systems. Preteenclarify your rights under your state’s lemon children should be seated in the rearlaw. seat.Your NISSAN dealership knows your vehicle ● ALWAYS provide information about thebest. When you require any service or have any proper use of vehicle safety features toquestions, they will be glad to assist you with the all occupants of the vehicle.extensive resources available to them. ● ALWAYS review this owner’s manual for important safety information. ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Sentra (b15) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/04/04—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 Sentra (b15) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/04/04—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 Sentra (b15) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/04/04—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 the You can write to NISSAN with the information at:dealer cannot assist you with or you would like to following information:provide NISSAN directly with comments or ques- For U.S. customerstions, please contact the NISSAN Consumer Affairs – Your name, address, and telephone number Nissan North America, Inc.Department using our toll-free number: – Vehicle identification number (attached to the Consumer Affairs DepartmentFor U.S. customers top of the instrument panel on the driver’s P.O. Box 191 1-800-NISSAN-1 side) Gardena, California 90248-0191 (1-800-647-7261) For Canadian customers – Date of purchaseFor Canadian customers Nissan Canada Inc. – Current odometer reading 5290 Orbitor Drive 1-800-387-0122 – Your NISSAN dealer’s name Mississauga, Ontario L4W 4Z5 – Your comments or questions OR We appreciate your interest in NISSAN and thank you for buying a quality NISSAN vehicle. ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Sentra (b15) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/04/04—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 locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-8Exterior rear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-4 Warning/indicator lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-10Passenger compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-5 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Sentra (b15) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/04/04—tbrooks ੭
  8. 8. AIRBAGS, SEAT BELTS AND CHILDRESTRAINTS 1. Supplemental front impact air bags (P. 1-32) 2. Supplemental side impact air bag (P. 1-32) 3. Seat belt pretensioners (P. 1-41) 4. Front seat belts (P. 1-6) 5. Rear seat belts (P. 1-6) 6. Top tether strap anchor (P. 1-22) 7. LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) (P. 1-21) 8. Seats (P. 1-2) 9. Head restraints (P. 1-5) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. LII00070-2 Illustrated table of contents ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Sentra (b15) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/04/04—tbrooks ੭
  9. 9. EXTERIOR FRONT 1. Engine hood (P. 3-9) 2. Headlight and turn signal switch (P. 2-18) 3. Replacing bulbs (P. 8-35) 4. Windshield wiper and washer switch (P. 2-17) 5. Windshield (P. 8-26) 6. Sunroof (P. 2-28) 7. Power windows (P. 2-26) 8. Door locks, keyfob, keys (P. 3-3, 3-5, 3-2) 9. Mirrors (P. 3-14) 10. Tire pressure (P. 9-11) 11. Flat tire (P. 6-2) 12. Tire chains (P. 8-44) 13. Fog light switch (P. 2-20) 14. Tie down/towing hooks (P. 6-12) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. LII0009 Illustrated table of contents 0-3 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Sentra (b15) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/04/04—tbrooks ੭
  10. 10. EXTERIOR REAR 1. Rear window defroster switch (P. 2-18) 2. Vehicle loading (P. 9-12) 3. Trunk lid (P. 3-10) 4. Interior trunk lid release (P. 3-11) 5. Tie-down/towing hook (P. 6-12) 6. Replacing bulbs (P. 8-35) 7. Fuel filler cap, fuel recommendation (P. 3-12, P. 9-3) 8. Fuel filler lid (P. 3-12) 9. Child safety locks (P. 3-5) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. LII00100-4 Illustrated table of contents ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Sentra (b15) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/04/04—tbrooks ੭
  11. 11. PASSENGER COMPARTMENT 1. Inside mirror (P. 3-14) 2. Map lights (if so equipped) (P. 2-30) 3. Sun visors (P. 3-14) 4. Glove box (P. 2-24) 5. Sunroof (if so equipped) (P. 2-28) 6. Front seat (P. 1-2) 7. Rear seat (P. 1-4) 8. Rear cup holders (if so equipped) (P. 2-24) 9. Console box (if so equipped) (P. 2-25) 10. Front cup holders (P. 2-23) 11. Park brake, parking on hills (P. 5-13, P. 5-17) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. LII0008 Illustrated table of contents 0-5 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Sentra (b15) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/04/04—tbrooks ੭
  12. 12. INSTRUMENT PANEL 1. Headlight/fog light (if so equipped)/ turn signal switch (P. 2-18) 2. Meters/gauges (P. 2-3) 3. Windshield wiper/washer switch (P. 2-17) 4. Heater/air conditioner control (P. 4-2) 5. Storage compartment (P. 2-25) 6. Hazard warning flasher switch (P. 2-21) 7. Center ventilators (P. 4-2) 8. Pasenger supplemental air bag (P. 1-32) 9. Glove box (P. 2-24) 10. Pocket (P. 2-23) 11. Power outlet (P. 2-22) 12. Power outlet (if so equipped) (P. 2-22) 13. Audio system (if so equipped) (P. 4-10) 14. Cruise control and main set switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-21) 15. Tilt steering lock lever (P. 3-14) 16. Trunk release Type B (P. 3-10) 17. Fuel filler lid opening lever (P. 3-12) 18. Driver supplemental air bag (P. 1-32) 19. Hood release lever (P. 3-9) 20. Fuse box cover/coin holder (P. 8-29, 2-25) WIC0433 21. Trunk release Type A (P. 3-10)0-6 Illustrated table of contents ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Sentra (b15) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/04/04—tbrooks ੭
  13. 13. 22. Instrument brightness control switch (P. 2-20)23. Outside mirror electric control type switch (if so equipped) (P. 3-15)See the page number indicated in paren-theses for operating details. Illustrated table of contents 0-7 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Sentra (b15) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/04/04—tbrooks ੭
  14. 14. ENGINE COMPARTMENT LOCATIONS QG18DE engine 1. Engine oil filler cap (P. 8-11) 2. Spark plug caps/ignition coils (P. 8-22) 3. Brake fluid reservoir (P. 8-18) 4. Clutch fluid reservoir (M/T model) (P. 8-18) 5. Air cleaner (P. 8-23) 6. Battery (P. 8-19) 7. Fuse/Fusible link box (P. 8-29) 8. Radiator cap (P. 8-8) 9. Engine oil dipstick (P. 8-11) 10. Windshield washer fluid reservoir (P. 8-18) 11. Engine coolant reservoir (P. 8-8) 12. Power steering fluid reservoir (P. 8-17) WDI00240-8 Illustrated table of contents ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Sentra (b15) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/04/04—tbrooks ੭
  15. 15. QR25DE engine 1. Engine oil filler cap (P. 8-11) 2. Spark plug caps (P. 8-22) 3. Brake fluid reservoir (P. 8-18) 4. Clutch fluid reservoir (M/T model) (P. 8-18) 5. Air cleaner (P. 8-23) 6. Battery (P. 8-19) 7. Fuel/Fusible link box (P. 8-29) 8. Radiator cap (P. 8-8) 9. Engine oil dipstick (P. 8-11) 10. Windshield washer fluid reservoir (P. 8-18) 11. Engine coolant reservoir (P. 8-8) 12. Power steering fluid reservoir (P. 8-17) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. LDI0108 Illustrated table of contents 0-9੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Sentra (b15)Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna)06/04/04—tbrooks ੭
  16. 16. WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTS Warning Name Page Warning Name Page Indicator Name Page light light light Low windshield 2-10 Cruise SET 2-11 Anti-lock brake 2-9 washer fluid switch indicator or warning light warning light light (if so (if so equipped) equipped) Brake warning 2-9 Seat belt warn- 2-11 High beam in- 2-11 light ing light and dicator light or chime (blue) Supplemental 2-11 Malfunction 2-11 Charge warning 2-10 air bag warning indicator lamp light light (MIL) Door open 2-10 Overdrive off 2-11 warning light indicator light Indicator Name Page (automatic Engine oil pres- 2-10 light transmission sure light models only) CRUISE main 2-11 Low fuel warn- 2-10 switch indicator Turn 2-12 ing light light (if so signal/hazard equipped) indicator lights0-10 Illustrated table of contents ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Sentra (b15) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/04/04—tbrooks ੭
  17. 17. 1 Safety—Seats, seat belts andsupplemental restraint systemSeats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 Child restraint installation on rear seat center Front manual seat adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 or outboard positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-15 Folding rear seat (if so equipped). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4 LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Head restraint adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5 CHildren) system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-21Seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6 Top tether strap child restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-22 Precautions on seat belt usage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6 Child restraint installation on front passenger Child safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-8 seat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-24 Pregnant women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-10 Booster seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-27 Injured persons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-10 Precautions on booster seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-27 Three-point type seat belt with retractor . . . . . . . . . . 1-10 Supplemental restraint system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-32 Seat belt extenders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13 Precautions on supplemental restraint Seat belt maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13 system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-32Child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-14 Supplemental air bag warning labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-42 Precautions on child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-14 Supplemental air bag warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-43 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Sentra (b15) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/04/04—tbrooks ੭
  18. 18. SEATS FRONT MANUAL SEAT ADJUSTMENT 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 Sentra (b15) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/04/04—tbrooks ੭
  19. 19. 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 Sentra (b15) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/04/04—tbrooks ੭
  20. 20. WRS0131 WRS0132Seat lifter (if so equipped for driver’s FOLDING REAR SEAT (if so WARNINGseat) equipped) ● Never allow anyone to ride in the cargoTurn either dial to adjust the angle and height of Interior trunk access area or on the rear seat when it is in thethe seat cushion to the desired position. fold-down position. Use of these areas The trunk can be accessed from the rear seat for by passengers without proper restraints loading and unloading, as shown. could result in serious injury in an acci- dent or sudden stop. ᭺ 1 Pull the knob in the trunk to release the rear seatback. ● Properly secure all cargo with ropes or straps to help prevent it from sliding or ᭺ 2 Fold down the rear seatback. shifting. Do not place cargo higher than the seatbacks. In a sudden stop or col- lision, unsecured cargo could cause personal injury.1-4 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Sentra (b15) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/04/04—tbrooks ੭
  21. 21. ● When returning the seatbacks to the upright position, be certain they are completely secured in the latched posi- tion. If they are not completely secured, passengers may be injured in an acci- dent or sudden stop.● Closely supervise children when they are around cars to prevent them from playing and becoming locked in the trunk where they could be seriously in- jured. Keep the car locked, with the rear seatback and trunk lid securely latched when not in use, and prevent children’s access to car keys. LRS0058 WRS0133 When using the fold down rear seatback, the rear HEAD RESTRAINT ADJUSTMENT center seat belt retractor may lock up and prevent folding down the seatback. To raise the head restraint, pull it up. To lower, push and hold the lock knob and push the head If the rear center seat belt retractor has inadvert- restraint down. ently locked up, push the seat belt webbing to- ward the retractor as shown in the above illustra- WARNING tion. This will unlock the seat belt retractor and allow the rear seatback to fold down. Head restraints should be adjusted prop- erly as they may provide significant pro- tection against injury in an accident. Do not remove them. Check the adjustment after someone else uses the seat. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-5 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Sentra (b15) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/04/04—tbrooks ੭
  22. 22. SEAT BELTS WRS0134 SSS0136Adjust the head restraint so the center is level PRECAUTIONS ON SEAT BELTwith the center of your ears. USAGE If you are wearing your seat belt properly ad- justed and you are sitting upright and well back in your seat, 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 in- cludes a supplemental 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.1-6 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Sentra (b15) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/04/04—tbrooks ੭
  23. 23. 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 1-7 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Sentra (b15) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/04/04—tbrooks ੭
  24. 24. ● 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.1-8 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Sentra (b15) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/04/04—tbrooks ੭
  25. 25. There are three basic types of child restraint All U.S. states and Canadian provinces or terri- Small Childrensystems: tories require the use of approved child restraints for infants and small children. See “Child Re- Children that are over one year old and weigh ● Rear facing child restraint between 20 lbs (9 kg) and 40 lbs (18 kgs) can be straints” later in this section. ● Front facing child restraint placed in a forward facing child restraint. Refer to Also, there are other types of child restraints the manufacturer’s instructions for minimum and ● Booster seat available for larger children for additional protec- maximum weight and height recommendations.The proper restraint depends on the child’s size. tion. NISSAN recommends that small children beGenerally, infants up to about 1 year and less NISSAN recommends that all pre-teens placed in child restraints that comply with Federalthan 20 pounds (9 kg) should be placed in rear and children be restrained in the rear seat. Motor Vehicle Safety Standards or Canadian Mo-facing child restraints. Front facing child re- According to accident statistics, children tor Vehicle Safety Standards. You should choosestraints are available for children who outgrow a child restraint that fits your vehicle and always are safer when properly restrained in therear facing child restraints and are at least one follow the manufacturer’s instructions for instal- rear seat than in the front seat.year old. Booster seats are used to help position lation and use.a vehicle lap/shoulder belt on a child who can no This is especially important because yourlonger use a front facing child restraint. vehicle has a supplemental restraint sys- Larger children tem (Air bag system) for the front passen- Children who are too large for child restraints WARNING ger. See “Supplemental restraint system” should be seated and restrained by the seat beltsInfants and children need special protec- earlier in this section. which are provided. The seat belt may not fittion. The vehicle’s seat belts may not fit properly if the child is less than 4 feet 9 inchesthem properly. The shoulder belt may Infants (142.5 cm) tall and weighs between 40 lbs (18come too close to the face or neck. The Infants up to at least one year old should be kg) and 80 lbs (36 kg). A booster seat should belap belt may not fit over their small hip placed in a rear facing child restraint. NISSAN used to obtain proper seat belt fit.bones. In an accident, an improperly fit- recommends that infants be placed in child re-ting seat belt could cause serious or fatal NISSAN recommends that a child be placed in a straints that comply with Federal Motor Vehicleinjury. Always use appropriate child commercially available booster seat if the shoul- Safety Standards or Canadian Motor Vehicle der belt in the child’s seating position fits close torestraints. Safety Standards. You should choose a child the face or neck or if the lap portion of the seat restraint that fits your vehicle and always follow belt goes across the abdomen. The booster seat the manufacturer’s instructions for installation should raise the child so that the shoulder belt is and use. properly positioned across the top, middle por- Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-9 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Sentra (b15) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/04/04—tbrooks ੭
  26. 26. tion of the shoulder and the lap belt is low on the INJURED PERSONShips. A booster seat can only be used in seatingpositions that have a three-point type seat belt. NISSAN recommends that injured persons useThe booster seat should fit the vehicle seat and seat belts. Check with your doctor for specifichave a label certifying that it complies with Fed- recommendations.eral Motor Vehicle Safety Standards or Canadian THREE-POINT TYPE SEAT BELTMotor Vehicle Safety Standards. Once the childhas grown so the shoulder belt is no longer on or WITH RETRACTORnear the face and neck, use the shoulder beltwithout the booster seat. WARNING ● Every person who drives or rides in this WARNING vehicle should use a seat belt at allNever let a child stand or kneel on any times.seat and do not allow a child in the cargo ● Do not ride in a moving vehicle when WRS0174areas while the vehicle is moving. The the seatback is reclined. This can bechild could be seriously injured or killed in dangerous. The shoulder belt will not Manual front seat shownan accident or sudden stop. be against your body. In an accident, Fastening the seat belts you could be thrown into it and receivePREGNANT WOMEN neck or other serious injuries. You ᭺ 1 Adjust the seat. See “Seats” earlier in this section.NISSAN recommends that pregnant women use could also slide under the lap belt andseat belts. The seat belt should be worn snug, receive serious internal injuries.and always position the lap belt as low as pos- ● For the most effective protection whensible around the hips, not the waist. Place the the vehicle is in motion, the seat shouldshoulder belt over your shoulder and across your be upright. Always sit well back in thechest. Never run the lap/shoulder belt over your seat and adjust the seat belt properly.abdominal area. Contact your doctor for specificrecommendations.1-10 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Sentra (b15) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/04/04—tbrooks ੭
  27. 27. emergency locking mode. See “Child restraints” later in this section for more information. The automatic locking mode should be used only for child restraint installation. During normal seat belt use by a passen- ger, the locking mode should not be acti- vated. If it is activated it may cause uncom- fortable seat belt tension. WARNING When fastening the seat belts, be certain that the seatbacks are completely se- cured in the latched position. If they are WRS0137 WRS0138 not completely secured, passengers may be injured in an accident or sudden stop.᭺2 Slowly pull the seat belt out of the retractor ᭺3 Position the lap belt portion low and snug and insert the tongue into the buckle until on the hips as shown. you hear and feel the latch engage. ᭺ 4 Pull the shoulder belt portion toward theThe retractor is designed to lock during a retractor to take up extra slack. Be sure thesudden stop or on impact. A slow pulling shoulder belt is routed over your shouldermotion permits the seat belt to move, and and across your chest.allows you some freedom of movement inthe seat. The front passenger seat belt and the rear three- point seat belts have a cinching mechanism for child restraint installation. It is referred to as the automatic locking mode. When automatic locking mode is activated the seat belt cannot be extended again until the seat belt tongue is detached from the buckle and fully retracted. Once retracted, the seat belt is in the Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-11 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Sentra (b15) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/04/04—tbrooks ੭
  28. 28. To increase your confidence in the seat belts, check the operation as follows. ● Grasp the shoulder belt and pull forward quickly. The retractor should lock and re- strict further belt movement. If the retractor does not lock during this check or if you have any questions about seat belt opera- tion, see a NISSAN dealer. WRS0139 WRS0140Unfastening the seat belts Center of rear seat᭺1 To unfasten the seat belt, press the button on Selecting correct set of seat belts: the buckle. The seat belt automatically re- The center seat belt buckle is identified by the tracts. word “CENTER.” The center seat belt tongue canChecking seat belt operation be fastened only into the center seat belt buckle.Seat belt retractors are designed to lock seat beltmovement by two separate methods: ● When the seat belt is pulled quickly from the retractor. ● When the vehicle slows down rapidly.1-12 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Sentra (b15) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/04/04—tbrooks ੭
  29. 29. WARNING ● Adults and children who can use the standard seat belt should not use an ● After adjustment, release the adjust- extender. Such unnecessary use could ment button and try to move the shoul- result in serious personal injury in the der belt anchor up and down to make event of an accident. sure it is securely fixed in position. ● Never use seat belt extenders to install ● The shoulder belt anchor height should child restraints. If the child restraint is be adjusted to the position best for you. not secured properly, the child could be Failure to do so may reduce the effec- seriously injured in a collision or a sud- tiveness of the entire restraint system den stop. and increase the chance or severity of injury in an accident. SEAT BELT MAINTENANCE SEAT BELT EXTENDERS ● To clean the seat belt webbing, apply a WRS0141 mild soap solution or any solution recom- If, because of body size or driving position, it is mended for cleaning upholstery or carpet.Shoulder belt height adjustment (For not possible to properly fit the lap-shoulder belt Then wipe with a cloth and allow the seatfront seats) and fasten it, an extender is available which is belts to dry in the shade. Do not allow the seat compatible with the installed seat belts. The ex- belts to retract until they are completely dry.The shoulder belt anchor height should be ad- tender adds approximately 8 inches (200 mm) ofjusted to the position best for you. (See “Precau- ● If dirt builds up in the shoulder belt length and may be used for either the driver ortions on seat belt usage” earlier in this section.) guide of the seat belt anchors, the seat front passenger seating position. See a NISSANTo adjust, pull out the adjustment button ᭺ and 1 belts may retract slowly. Wipe the shoulder dealer for assistance if an extender is required.move the shoulder belt anchor to the desired belt guide with a clean, dry cloth.position ᭺, so the belt passes over the center of 2 WARNING ● Periodically check to see that the seatthe shoulder. The belt should be away from your ● Only NISSAN seat belt extenders, made belt and the metal components, such asface and neck, but not falling off your shoulder. by the same company which made the buckles, tongues, retractors, flexible wiresRelease the adjustment button to lock the shoul- and anchors, work properly. If loose parts,der belt anchor into position. original equipment seat belts, should be used with NISSAN seat belts. deterioration, cuts or other damage on the webbing is found, the entire seat belt as- sembly should be replaced. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-13 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Sentra (b15) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/04/04—tbrooks ੭
  30. 30. CHILD RESTRAINTS ● Never install a rear-facing child re- straint in the front seat. An inflating supplemental front air bag could seri- ously injure or kill your child. A rear- facing child restraint must only be used in the rear seat. ● NISSAN recommends that the child re- straint be installed in the rear seat. Ac- cording to accident statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seat than in the front seat. ● An improperly installed child restraint could lead to serious injury or death in ARS1098 WRS0256 an accident.PRECAUTIONS ON CHILD WARNING In general, child restraints are designed to beRESTRAINTS installed with the lap portion of a lap/shoulder ● Infants and small children should never belt. In addition, this vehicle is equipped with a be carried on your lap. It is not possible WARNING for even the strongest adult to resist the universal child restraint lower anchor system, re- ferred to as the LATCH (Lower Anchors and● Infants and small children should al- forces of a severe accident. The child Tethers for CHildren) system. Some child re- ways be placed in an appropriate child could be crushed between the adult and straints include two rigid or webbing-mounted restraint while riding in the vehicle. parts of the vehicle. Also, do not put the attachments that can be connected to these Failure to use a child restraint can re- same seat belt around both your child lower anchors. For details, see the “LATCH sult in serious injury or death. and yourself. (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) sys- tem” later in this section.1-14 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Sentra (b15) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/04/04—tbrooks ੭
  31. 31. Child restraints for infants and small children of ● Follow all of the child restraint manu- ● When your child restraint is not in use,various sizes are offered by several manufactur- facturer’s instructions for installation keep it secured with a seat belt to pre-ers. When selecting any child restraint, keep the and use. When purchasing a child re- vent it from being thrown around infollowing points in mind: straint, be sure to select one which will case of a sudden stop or accident. ● Choose only a restraint with a label certifying fit your child and vehicle. It may not be that it complies with Federal Motor Vehicle possible to properly install some types CAUTION of child restraints in your vehicle. Safety Standard 213 or Canadian Motor Remember that a child restraint left in a Vehicle Safety Standard 213. ● If the child restraint is not anchored closed vehicle can become very hot. properly, the risk of a child being in- Check the seating surface and buckles ● Check the child restraint in your vehicle to be jured in a collision or a sudden stop before placing your child in the child sure it is compatible with the vehicle’s seat greatly increases. restraint. and seat belt system. ● Adjustable seatbacks should be posi- ● If the child restraint is compatible with your tioned to fit the child restraint, but as CHILD RESTRAINT INSTALLATION vehicle, place your child in the child restraint upright as possible. ON REAR SEAT CENTER OR and check the various adjustments to be OUTBOARD POSITIONS sure the child restraint is compatible with ● After attaching the child restraint, test it your child. Choose a child restraint that is before you place the child in it. Push it from side to side. Try to tug it forward WARNING designed for your child’s height and weight. Always follow all recommended procedures. and check to see if the belt holds the ● The three-point seat belt in your vehicle restraint in place. The child restraint is equipped with an automatic lockingAll U.S. states and provinces of Canada re- should not move more than 1 inch (25 mode retractor which must be usedquire that infants and small children be re- mm). If the restraint is not secure, when installing a child restraint.strained in an approved child restraint at all tighten the belt as necessary, or put thetimes while the vehicle is being operated. ● Failure to use the retractor’s locking restraint in another seat and test it mode will result in the child restraint again. WARNING not being properly secured. The re- ● If you must install a front facing child straint could tip over or otherwise be● Improper use of a child restraint can restraint in the front seat, see “Child unsecured and cause injury to the child increase the risk or severity of injury for restraint installation on front passenger in a sudden stop or collision. both the child and other occupants of seat” later in this section. the vehicle. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-15 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Sentra (b15) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/04/04—tbrooks ੭
  32. 32. 1. Position the child restraint on the seat. Al- ways follow the restraint manufacturer’s in- structions. The back of the child restraint should be secured against the vehicle seat back. If necessary, adjust or remove the head restraint to obtain the correct child restraint fit. See “Head restraint adjustment” earlier in this section. If the head restraint is removed, store it in a secure place. Be sure to install the head restraint when the child restraint is removed. If the seating position does not have an adjustable head restraint and it is interfering with the proper child restraint fit, try another seating position or a WRS0493 different child restraint. WRS0487 Front Facing (outboard) — step 1 Front Facing (center) — step 1Front facingWhen you install a child restraint in the rear seat,follow these steps:1-16 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Sentra (b15) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/04/04—tbrooks ੭
  33. 33. WRS0250 LRS0458 LRS0457 Front Facing — step 2 Front Facing — step 3 Front Facing — step 42. Route the seat belt tongue through the child 3. Pull on the shoulder belt until all of the belt is 4. Allow the seat belt to retract. Pull up on the restraint and insert it into the buckle until you fully extended. At this time, the seat belt shoulder belt to remove any slack in the belt. hear and feel the latch engage. retractor is in the automatic locking mode (child restraint mode). It reverts back to Be sure to follow the child restraint manu- emergency locking mode when the seat belt facturer’s instructions for belt routing. is fully retracted. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-17 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Sentra (b15) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/04/04—tbrooks ੭
  34. 34. 6. Check that the retractor is in the automatic locking mode by trying to pull more seat belt out of the retractor. If you cannot pull any more belt webbing out of the retractor, the retractor is in the automatic locking mode. 7. Check to make sure that the child restraint is properly secured prior to each use. If the belt is not locked, repeat steps 3 through 6. After the child restraint is removed and the seat belt is fully retracted, the automatic locking mode (child restraint mode) is canceled. WRS0252 LRS0406 Front Facing — step 5 Rear Facing (outboard) — step 1 5. Before placing the child in the child restraint, Rear facing use force to push the child restraint from side to side, and tug it forward to make sure When you install a child restraint in the rear seat, follow these steps: that it is securely held in place. It should not move more than 1 inch (25 mm). If it does 1. Position the child restraint on the seat. The move more than 1 inch (25 mm), pull again direction of the child restraint depends on on the shoulder belt to further tighten the the type of the child restraint and the size of child restraint. If unable to properly secure the child. Always follow the restraint manu- the restraint move the restraint to another facturer’s instructions. seating position and try again , or try a differ- ent child restraint. Not all child restraints fit in all types of vehicles.1-18 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Sentra (b15) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/04/04—tbrooks ੭
  35. 35. LRS0488 LRS0489 LRS0490Rear Facing (center) — step 1 Rear Facing — step 2 Rear Facing — step 3 2. Route the seat belt tongue through the child 3. Pull on the shoulder belt until all of the belt is restraint and insert it into the buckle until you fully extended. At this time, the seat belt hear and feel the latch engage. retractor is in the automatic locking mode (child restraint mode). It reverts to emer- Be sure to follow the child restraint manu- gency locking mode when the seat belt is facturer’s instructions for belt routing. fully retracted. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-19 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Sentra (b15) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/04/04—tbrooks ੭
  36. 36. 6. Check that the retractor is in the automatic locking mode by trying to pull more seat belt out of the retractor. If you cannot pull any more seat belt webbing out of the retractor, the retractor is in the automatic locking mode. 7. Check to make sure that the child restraint is properly secured prior to each use. If the belt is not locked, repeat steps 3 through 6. After the child restraint is removed and the seat belt fully retracted, the automatic locking mode (child restraint mode) is canceled. LRS0491 LRS0492 Rear Facing — step 4 Rear Facing — step 5 4. Allow the seat belt to retract. Pull up on the 5. Before placing the child in the child restraint, shoulder belt to remove any slack in the belt. use force to push the child restraint from side to side, and tug it forward to make sure that it is securely held in place. It should not move more than 1 inch (25 mm). If it does move more than 1 inch (25 mm), pull again on the shoulder belt to further tighten the child restraint. If unable to properly secure the restraint move the restraint to another seating position and try again , or try a differ- ent child restraint. Not all child restraints fit in all types of vehicles.1-20 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Sentra (b15) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/04/04—tbrooks ੭
  37. 37. LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) SYSTEM WARNING ● Attach LATCH system compatible child restraints only at the locations shown. If a child restraint is not secured properly, your child could be seriously injured or killed in an accident. ● Do not secure a child restraint in the center rear seating position using the LATCH system anchors. The child re- straint will not be secured properly. ● The LATCH system anchors are de- signed to withstand only those loads imposed by correctly fitted child re- straints. Under no circumstance are they to be used for adult seat belts or harnesses. Some child restraints include two rigid or webbing-mounted attachments that can be con- nected to two anchors located at certain seating positions in your vehicle. This system is known as the LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHil- dren) system. This system may also be referred to as the ISOFIX or ISOFIX compatible system. With this system, you do not have to use a vehicle WRS0154 seat belt to secure the child restraint. Your vehicleSafety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-21 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2005 Sentra (b15) Owners Manual (owners)—USA_English (nna) 06/04/04—tbrooks ੭

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