FOREWORD                                              READ FIRST—THEN DRIVE SAFELYWelcome to the growing family of new NIS...
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NISSAN CUSTOMER CARE PROGRAMNISSAN CARES . . .Both NISSAN and your NISSAN dealer are dedicated to serving all your automot...
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Table of   Illustrated table of contents                                0Contents   Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemen...
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0 Illustrated table of contentsAirbags, seat belts and child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2                 ...
AIRBAGS, SEAT BELTS AND CHILDRESTRAINTS                                                     1.   2nd row seat belts (P. 1-...
EXTERIOR FRONT                                  1.    Engine hood (P. 3-8)                                  2.    Windshie...
EXTERIOR REAR                                                     1.   Roof rack (P. 2-39)                                ...
PASSENGER COMPARTMENT                                         1.   Map lights (P. 2-45)                                   ...
INSTRUMENT PANEL                                                    1.    Ventilators (P. 4-2)                            ...
Vehicle dynamic control (VDC) OFF      switch (P. 2-26)15.   Shift selector lever (P. 5-11)16.   4WD shift switch (if so e...
ENGINE COMPARTMENT CHECKLOCATIONS                                                    VQ40DE                               ...
WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTS Warning        Name          Page   Warning        Name          Page   Warning         Name     ...
Indicator        Name            Page   Indicator        Name            Page   Indicator        Name          Page    lig...
Indicator        Name          Page  light            Transfer 4LO       2-17            position indica-            tor l...
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1 Safety—Seats, seat belts andsupplemental restraint systemSeats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....
SEATS                                                                                          FRONT MANUAL SEAT          ...
WARNING                                                                                                           After ad...
WRS0131                                            WRS0389                                              WRS0213Seat lifter...
● Do not attach anything to the head re-                                                                                  ...
● Do not fold down the rear seats when        Folding the front passenger’s seatback                                      ...
WARNING                                                     ● If you fold the front passenger’s seat-                     ...
LRS0578                                              LRS0579                                          LRS0580᭺2   Then pul...
3. Then lift up on the seat cushion to remove it     ● Properly secure all cargo with ropes or                            ...
SEAT BELTS                                                                        SSS0136PRECAUTIONS ON SEAT BELTUSAGEIf y...
SSS0134                                       SSS0016                 WARNING                                             ...
● Be sure the seat belt tongue is securely    ● All seat belt assemblies, including re-                                   ...
There are three basic types of child restraint         All U.S. states and Canadian provinces or terri-       Small Childr...
tion of the shoulder and the lap belt is low on the   INJURED PERSONShips. A booster seat can only be used in seatingposit...
When automatic locking mechanism is activated                                                                             ...
To increase your confidence in the seat belts,                                                      check the operation as...
Stowing the center seat belt                                                                       When folding down the r...
● If the rear center seat belt connector                                           Attaching the center seat belt  and the...
● When attaching the rear center seat  belt connector, be certain that the seat-  backs are completely secured in the  lat...
WARNING                                                                                                          ● After a...
● Periodically check to see that the seat                                                                         WARNING ...
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2006 XTERRA 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- As with other vehicles with features forowners. This vehicle is delivered to you with er’s Manual carefully. This will ensure familiarity off-road use, failure to operate four-wheelconfidence. It was produced using the latest with controls and maintenance requirements, as- drive models correctly may result in loss oftechniques and strict quality control. sisting you in the safe operation of your vehicle. control or an accident. Be sure to read “Driving safety precautions” in the “Start-This manual was prepared to help you under- ing and driving” section of this manual.stand the operation and maintenance of your WARNINGvehicle so that you may enjoy many miles (kilome- IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION RE- ON-PAVEMENT AND OFF-ROAD DRIVINGters) of driving pleasure. Please read through this MINDERS FOR SAFETY! This vehicle will handle and maneuvermanual before operating your vehicle. Follow these important driving rules to differently from an ordinary passengerA separate Warranty Information Booklet help ensure a safe and comfortable trip car because it has a higher center ofexplains details about the warranties cov- for you and your passengers! gravity for off-road use. As with otherering your vehicle. The “NISSAN Service vehicles with features of this type, fail- ● NEVER drive under the influence of al-and Maintenance Guide” explains details ure to operate this vehicle correctly may cohol or drugs.about maintaining and servicing your ve- result in loss of control or an accident.hicle. Additionally, a separate Customer ● ALWAYS observe posted speed limits Be sure to read “On-pavement and off-Care/Lemon Law Booklet (U.S. only) will and never drive too fast for conditions.explain how to resolve any concerns you road driving precautions”, and “Avoid- ● ALWAYS use your seat belts and appro- ing collision and rollover”, and “Drivingmay have with your vehicle, as well as priate child restraint systems. Pre-teen safety precautions”, in the “Starting andclarify your rights under your state’s lemon children should be seated in the rear driving” section of this manual.law. seat.Your NISSAN dealership knows your vehicle ● ALWAYS provide information about thebest. When you require any service or have any MODIFICATION OF YOUR VEHICLE proper use of vehicle safety features to This vehicle should not be modified. Modi-questions, they will be glad to assist you with the all occupants of the vehicle.extensive resources available to them. fication could affect its performance, ● ALWAYS review this owner’s manual for safety or durability, and may even violate important safety information. governmental regulations. In addition, damage or performance problems result- For descriptions specified for four-wheel drive ing from modifications may not be covered models, a mark is placed at the begin- under NISSAN warranties. ning of the applicable sections/items. ੬ REVIEW COPY—2006 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/29/05—debbie 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. © 2005 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—2006 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/29/05—debbie ੭
  3. 3. NISSAN CUSTOMER CARE PROGRAMNISSAN CARES . . .Both NISSAN and your NISSAN dealer are dedicated to serving all your automotive needs. Your satisfaction with your vehicle and your NISSAN dealer areour primary concerns. Your NISSAN dealer is always available to assist you with all your automobile sales and service needs.However, if there is something that your NISSAN The Consumer Affairs Department will ask for the You can write to NISSAN with the information at:dealer cannot assist you with or you would like to following information: For U.S. customersprovide NISSAN directly with comments or – Your name, address, and telephone number Nissan North America, Inc.questions, please contact the NISSAN Con- – Vehicle identification number (attached to the Consumer Affairs Departmentsumer Affairs Department using our toll-free top of the instrument panel on the driver’s P.O. Box 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—2006 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/29/05—debbie ੭
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  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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-9Passenger compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-5 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2006 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 08/01/05—debbie ੭
  8. 8. AIRBAGS, SEAT BELTS AND CHILDRESTRAINTS 1. 2nd row seat belts (P. 1-10) 2. Supplemental curtain side-impact and rollover air bags (if so equipped) (P. 1-39) 3. Front seat belts (P. 1-10) 4. Supplemental front impact air bags (P.1-39) 5. Seats (P. 1-2) 6. Occupant classification sensor (pressure sensor) (P.1-48) 7. Seat belt pretensioners (P. 1-52) 8. Supplemental side air bag modules (if so equipped) (P.1-51) 9. LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) (P. 1-29) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. WII00550-2 Illustrated table of contents ੬ REVIEW COPY—2006 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/29/05—debbie ੭
  9. 9. EXTERIOR FRONT 1. Engine hood (P. 3-8) 2. Windshield wiper and washer switch (P. 2-21) 3. Windshield (P. 8-19) 4. Power windows (P. 2-42) 5. Door locks, keyfob, keys (P. 3-3, 3-5, 3-2) 6. Mirrors (P. 3-12) 7. Tire pressure (P. 8-31) 8. Flat tire (P. 6-2) 9. Tire chains (P. 5-33) 10. Replacing bulbs (P. 8-27) 11. Headlight and turn signal switch (P. 2-23) 12. Fog light switch (P. 2-25) 13. Tow hooks (P.6-11) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. WII0058 Illustrated table of contents 0-3 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2006 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/29/05—debbie ੭
  10. 10. EXTERIOR REAR 1. Roof rack (P. 2-39) 2. Vehicle loading (P. 9-12) 3. Rear window defrost (P. 2-22) 4. Rear window washer (P.2-22) 5. Lift gate (P. 3-9) 6. Spare tire (P.6-2) 7. Replacing bulbs (P. 8-27) 8. Fuel-filler door (P.3-9) 9. Child safety rear door lock (P.3-5) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. WII00570-4 Illustrated table of contents ੬ REVIEW COPY—2006 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/29/05—root ੭
  11. 11. PASSENGER COMPARTMENT 1. Map lights (P. 2-45) 2. Sun visors (P. 3-11) 3. Inside mirror (P.3-12) 4. Glove box (P. 2-32) 5. Console box (P. 2-32) 6. Front seats (P. 1-2) 7. Rear seats (P.1-7) 8. Storage (P. 2-31) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. WII0056 Illustrated table of contents 0-5 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2006 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/29/05—root ੭
  12. 12. INSTRUMENT PANEL 1. Ventilators (P. 4-2) 2. Headlight/fog light (if so equipped)/turn signal switch (P. 2-23) 3. Steering wheel switch for audio control (if so equipped) (P. 4-25) 4. Driver supplemental air bag/horn (P. 1-39, P. 2-26) 5. Meters, gauges and warning/indicator lights (P. 2-3, 2-9) 6. Cruise control main/set switches (if so equipped) (P. 5-17) 7. Windshield wiper/washer switch and rear window wiper/washer switch (P. 2-21, P. 2-22) 8. Storage (P. 2-31) 9. Audio system controls (P. 4-10) 10. Front passenger supplemental air bag (P. 1-39) 11. Upper and lower glove box (P. 2-32) 12. Passenger air bag status light (P. 1-48) 13. Power outlet (P. 2-29) 14. Electronic locking rear differential (E-Lock) system switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-28) Hill descent control switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-27) WIC09150-6 Illustrated table of contents ੬ REVIEW COPY—2006 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/29/05—debbie ੭
  13. 13. Vehicle dynamic control (VDC) OFF switch (P. 2-26)15. Shift selector lever (P. 5-11)16. 4WD shift switch (if so equipped) (P. 5-20)17. Climate controls (P. 4-2)18. Hazard warning flasher switch (P. 2-25)19. Ignition switch (P. 5-7)20. Tilt steering wheel control (P. 3-11)21. Clutch interlock (clutch start) switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-29)22. Power outside mirror controls (if so equipped) (P. 3-13)See the page number indicated in paren-theses for operating details. Illustrated table of contents 0-7 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2006 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/29/05—debbie ੭
  14. 14. ENGINE COMPARTMENT CHECKLOCATIONS VQ40DE 1. Windshield washer fluid reservoir (P. 8-13) 2. Battery (P. 8-13) 3. Fuse/fusible link box (P. 8-23) 4. Engine oil filler cap (P. 8-8) 5. Engine oil dipstick (P. 8-8) 6. Brake fluid reservoir (P. 8-12) 7. Air cleaner (P. 8-17) 8. Drive belt location (P.8-16) 9. Radiator cap (P. 8-7) 10. Power steering fluid reservoir (P. 8-11) 11. Engine coolant reservoir (P. 8-7) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. WDI05070-8 Illustrated table of contents ੬ REVIEW COPY—2006 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/29/05—debbie ੭
  15. 15. WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTS Warning Name Page Warning Name Page Warning Name Page light light light Anti-lock brake 2-10 Charge warning 2-11 Low windshield 2-13 or warning light light washer fluid warning light Door open 2-11 warning light Seat belt warn- 2-14 Automatic 2-10 ing light and transmission oil Engine oil pres- 2-11 chime temperature sure warning warning light light Supplemental 2-14 (if so equipped) air bag warning 4WD warning 2-12 light Automatic 2-10 light ( transmission model) park warning Low fuel warn- 2-12 light ( ing light model) Low tire pres- 2-12 Brake warning 2-11 sure warning or light light Illustrated table of contents 0-9 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2006 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/29/05—debbie ੭
  16. 16. Indicator Name Page Indicator Name Page Indicator Name Page light light light Automatic 2-14 4WD shift indi- 2-15 Overdrive off 2-16 transmission cator light indicator light position indica- ( (automatic tor light model) transmission only) Cruise main 2-14 Front passenger 2-15 switch indicator air bag status Security indica- 2-16 light (if so light tor light (if so equipped) equipped) High beam in- 2-15 Cruise set 2-14 dicator light Slip indicator 2-16 switch indicator (Blue) light for models light (if so with ABLS (if equipped) Hill Descent 2-27 so equipped) Control (HDC) Electronic lock- 2-15 system on indi- Slip indicator 2-16 ing rear differ- cator light (if so light for models ential (E-Lock) equipped) with VDC (if system on indi- so equipped) Malfunction 2-15 cator light (if so indicator lamp equipped) (MIL)0-10 Illustrated table of contents ੬ REVIEW COPY—2006 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/29/05—debbie ੭
  17. 17. Indicator Name Page light Transfer 4LO 2-17 position indica- tor light ( model) Turn 2-17 signal/hazard indicator lights Vehicle dy- 2-17 namic control off indicator light Illustrated table of contents 0-11 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2006 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/29/05—debbie ੭
  18. 18. MEMO0-12 Illustrated table of contents
  19. 19. 1 Safety—Seats, seat belts andsupplemental restraint systemSeats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Front manual seat adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 CHildren) system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-29 Head restraint adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4 Top tether strap child restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-30 Active head restraint (front seats). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5 Child restraint installation on front passenger Flexible seating. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6 seat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-31Seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-10 Booster seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-35 Precautions on seat belt usage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-10 Precautions on booster seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-35 Child safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12 Booster seat installation on rear seat center Pregnant women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-14 or outboard positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-37 Injured persons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-14 Booster seat installation on front passenger Three-point type seat belt with retractor . . . . . . . . . . 1-14 seat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-38 Seat belt extenders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-21 Supplemental restraint system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-39 Seat belt maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-21 Precautions on supplemental restraintChild restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-22 system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-39 Precautions on child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-22 Supplemental air bag warning labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-53 Child restraint installation on 2nd row bench Supplemental air bag warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-54 seats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-24 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2006 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/29/05—debbie ੭
  20. 20. 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—2006 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/29/05—debbie 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 reclined to allow occupants to rest when the vehicle is stopped. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-3 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2006 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/29/05—debbie ੭
  22. 22. WRS0131 WRS0389 WRS0213Seat lifter (if so equipped for driver’s Lumbar support (if so equipped for HEAD RESTRAINT ADJUSTMENTseat) driver’s seat) To raise the head restraint, pull it up. To lower,Turn either dial to adjust the angle and height of The lumbar support feature provides lower back push and hold the lock knob and push the headthe seat cushion to the desired position. support to the driver. Move the lever forward or restraint down. backward to adjust the seat lumbar area. The head restraints on the rear seats are remov- able. WARNING Head restraints should be adjusted prop- erly as they may provide significant pro- tection against injury in an accident. Do not remove them. Check the adjustment after someone else uses the seat.1-4 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2006 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/29/05—debbie ੭
  23. 23. ● 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. WRS0134 SPA1025Adjust the head restraint so the center is level Active head restraints operate only in certain ACTIVE HEAD RESTRAINT (front rear-end collisions. After the collision, the headwith the center of your ears. seats) restraints return to their original positions. Properly adjust the active head restraints as de- WARNING 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 1-5 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2006 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/29/05—debbie ੭
  24. 24. ● 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 LRS0608 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.1-6 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2006 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/29/05—debbie ੭
  25. 25. WARNING ● If you fold the front passenger’s seat- back flat forward to carry longer ob- jects, be sure this cargo is properly se- cured and not near an air bag. In a crash, an inflating air bag might force that object toward a person. This could cause severe injury or even death. Se- cure objects away from the area in which an air bag would inflate. See “Precautions on supplemental restraint system” later in this section. ● Never allow anyone to ride in the cargo LRS0609 area or on the front passenger’s seat LRS0577᭺2 Once the seatback is released it will enable when it is in the fold-down position. Use Folding the 2nd row bench seat you to fold the front passenger seatback flat of these areas by passengers could re- over the seat cushion. sult in serious injury in an accident or To fold the 2nd row bench seat flat for maximum sudden stop. cargo hauling:3. To return the front passenger’s seat to a seating position lift up on the seatback and ᭺ 1 Disconnect and secure the center seat belt push it up to an upright position. Then pull up and tongues into the retractor base. See on the recline lever and lean the seatback to “Stowing the center seat belt” later in this a proper seating position. Release the lever section. Then properly stow the outboard seat to lock the seatback in position. belts in the seat belt hooks before folding down the rear seats. See “Seat belt hook” in this section for more information. Lower the head restraints to the full “down” position. Pull the strap forward, located in the center of each seat cushion, and fold each seat cushion to- ward the front of the vehicle. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-7 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2006 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/29/05—debbie ੭
  26. 26. LRS0578 LRS0579 LRS0580᭺2 Then pull the straps located on the outside ᭺ 3 This provides a level cargo floor. ᭺ 4 To return the bench seats to a seating posi- edge of each seatback to fold the seatbacks tion reverse this process. Raise the seat- forward. backs to an upright position. Make sure to hold the seat belts above the seat cushion, then push the seat cush- ion down into place.1-8 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2006 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/29/05—debbie ੭
  27. 27. 3. Then lift up on the seat cushion to remove it ● Properly secure all cargo with ropes or from the seat base. Be sure to store it in a straps to help prevent it from sliding or secure place. shifting. In a sudden stop or collision, To return the rear seat back to a seating position: unsecured cargo could cause personal injury. 1. Push the anchor bars on the bottom of the ● When returning the seatbacks to the seat cushions down into the seat base. upright position, be certain they are 2. Rotate the seat cushion toward the rear of completely secured. If they are not com- the vehicle and push down until they are pletely secured in the latched position, folded flat to secure each seat cushion to the passengers may be injured in an acci- seat base. Make sure to hold the seat dent or sudden stop. belts above the seat cushion and prop- ● If the seat cushions are removed for any erly push the seat cushion down into reason, they should be securely stored LRS0585 place. to prevent them from causing injury toRemoving the 2nd row bench seat passengers or damage to the vehicle in WARNING case of sudden braking or an accident.cushions ● Never allow anyone to ride in the cargoThe rear seat cushion can be removed to provide area or on the rear seat when it is in theadditional space when folding the 2nd row seat- fold-down position. Use of these areasbacks flat. To remove the 2nd row bench seat by passengers without proper restraintscushions: could result in serious injury in an acci- dent or sudden stop. 1. Pull the straps forward, located in the center of each seat cushion to fold the seat cush- ● Do not allow people to ride in any area ions forward. of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat belts. Be sure everyone 2. Lift up and fold each of the red release in your vehicle is in a seat and using a handles on the seat base toward the front of seat belt properly. Never ride in the rear the vehicle. The will release the seat cushion seat unless the seat bottom cushions from the seat base. are in place and latched. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-9 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2006 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/29/05—debbie ੭
  28. 28. 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.1-10 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2006 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/29/05—debbie ੭
  29. 29. SSS0134 SSS0016 WARNING WARNING● Every person who drives or rides in this ● The seat belt should be properly ad- vehicle should use a seat belt at all justed to a snug fit. Failure to do so may times. Children should be properly re- reduce the effectiveness of the entire strained in the rear seat and, if appro- restraint system and increase the priate, in a child restraint. chance or severity of injury in an acci- dent. Serious injury or death can occur if the seat belt is not worn properly. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-11 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2006 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/29/05—debbie ੭
  30. 30. ● 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.1-12 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2006 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/29/05—debbie ੭
  31. 31. 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 1 year follow the manufacturer’s instructions for instal- rear seat than in the front seat.old. Booster seats are used to help position a lation and use.vehicle lap/shoulder belt on a child who can no This is especially important because yourlonger use a front facing child restraint. vehicle has a supplemental restraint sys- Larger children tem (Air bag system) for the front passen- Children who are too large for child restraints WARNING ger. See “Supplemental restraint system” should be seated and restrained by the seat beltsInfants and children need special protec- later in this section. which are provided. The seat belt may not fittion. The vehicle’s seat belts may not fit properly if the child is less than 4 feet 9 inchesthem properly. The shoulder belt may Infants (142.5 cm) tall and weighs between 40 lbs (18come too close to the face or neck. The Infants up to at least 1 year old should be placed kg) and 80 lbs (36 kg). A booster seat should belap belt may not fit over their small hip in a rear facing child restraint. NISSAN recom- used to obtain proper seat belt fit.bones. In an accident, an improperly fit- mends that infants be placed in child restraintsting seat belt could cause serious or fatal NISSAN recommends that a child be placed in a that comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safetyinjury. Always use appropriate child commercially available booster seat if the shoul- Standards or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety der belt in the child’s seating position fits close torestraints. Standards. You should choose a child restraint the face or neck or if the lap portion of the seat that fits your vehicle and always follow the manu- belt goes across the abdomen. The booster seat facturer’s instructions for installation and use. should raise the child so that the shoulder belt is properly positioned across the top, middle por- Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-13 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2006 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/29/05—debbie ੭
  32. 32. 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.1-14 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2006 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/29/05—debbie ੭
  33. 33. When automatic locking mechanism 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 emergency locking mode. See “Child re- straints” 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. It can also change the operation of the front passen- ger air bag. See “Front passenger air bag LRS0594 LRS0595 and status light” later in this section.᭺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. WARNING you hear and feel the latch engage. ᭺ 4 Pull the shoulder belt portion toward the When fastening the seat belts, be certain● The retractor is designed to lock during retractor to take up extra slack. Be sure the that the seatbacks are completely se- a sudden stop or on impact. A slow shoulder belt is routed over your shoulder cured in the latched position. If they are pulling motion permits the seat belt to and across your chest. not completely secured, passengers may move, and allows you some freedom of be injured in an accident or sudden stop. The front passenger seat and the rear seating movement in the seat. 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. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-15 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2006 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/29/05—debbie ੭
  34. 34. 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 SSS0240Unfastening the seat belts Center of the rear bench seat᭺1 To unfasten the seat belt, press the button on The center seat belt has a connector tongue᭺ 1 the buckle. The seat belt automatically re- and a seat belt tongue ᭺ . Both the connector 2 tracts. tongue and the seat belt tongue must be securely latched for proper seat belt operation.Checking seat belt operationSeat 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.1-16 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2006 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/29/05—debbie ੭
  35. 35. Stowing the center seat belt When folding down the rear seat, the rear center seat belt can be retracted into a stowed position as follows: 1. Hold the connector tongue ᭺ so that the 1 seat belt does not retract suddenly when the tongue is released from the connector buckle. 2. Insert a suitable tool such as a key ᭺ into A the connector buckle and release the con- nector tongue ᭺. 1 3. Fold the connector as illustrated᭺. 2 SSS0241 4. Then secure the connector tongue into the WARNING retractor base᭺ in the ceiling. 3● Always fasten the connector tongue and the seat belt in the order shown. WARNING● Always make sure both the connector ● Do not unfasten the rear center seat tongue and the seat belt tongue are belt connector except when folding secured when using the seat belt. Do down the rear seat. not use it with only the seat belt tongue ● When attaching the rear center seat attached. This could result in serious belt connector, be certain that the seat- personal injury in case of an accident or backs are completely secured in the a sudden stop. latched position and the rear center seat belt connector is completely secured. LRS0601 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-17 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2006 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/29/05—debbie ੭
  36. 36. ● If the rear center seat belt connector Attaching the center seat belt and the seatbacks are not secured in Always be sure the center seat belt connector the correct position, serious personal tongue and connector buckle are attached. Dis- injury may result in an accident or sud- connect only when folding down the rear seat. den stop. To connect the buckle: ᭺ 1 Pull out the seat belt tongue from the retrac- tor base. ᭺ 2 Pull out the connector tongue from the molded retractor base. ᭺ 3 Pull the seat belt and secure the receiver buckle until it clicks. The center seat belt connector tongue and re- ceiver buckle are indicated by the > and < mark. The center seat belt connector tongue can be attached only into the rear center seat belt con- nector buckle. To fasten the seat belt, see “Fastening the seat belt” earlier in this section. WARNING ● Do not unfasten the rear center seat belt connector except when folding down the rear seat. LRS06021-18 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2006 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/29/05—debbie ੭
  37. 37. ● When attaching the rear center seat belt connector, be certain that the seat- backs are completely secured in the latched position and the rear center seat belt connector is completely secured.● If the rear center seat belt connector and the seatbacks are not secured in the correct position, serious personal injury may result in an accident or sud- den stop. LRS0611 LRS0610 2nd row center seat belt comfort 2. Insert the shoulder belt into the back of the guide comfort guide so that the seat belt lays flat in the guide. Be sure that the comfort guide When using the 2nd row center seat belt it may routes the seat belt properly over the center be necessary to use the comfort guide to adjust of your shoulder and across your chest. The the shoulder belt height for occupants of different belt should be away from your face and sizes for added comfort and to help obtain proper neck, but not falling off of your shoulder. seat belt fit. 1. Raise the head restraint on the 2nd row driver’s side seating position. Remove the comfort guide from the stowed position by pulling the cord from the channel. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-19 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2006 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/29/05—debbie ੭
  38. 38. WARNING ● After adjustment, release the adjust- ment button and try to move the shoul- der belt anchor up and down to make sure it is securely fixed in position. ● The shoulder belt anchor height should be adjusted to the position best for you. Failure to do so may reduce the effec- tiveness of the entire restraint system and increase the chance or severity of injury in an accident. LRS0612 LRS0242 3. To return the seat belt comfort guide to the Front and 2nd row outboard seats stowed position, route the comfort guide Shoulder belt height adjustment (front strap in the channel under the 2nd row driv- er’s side seating position head restraint and and 2nd row outboard seats) attach the guide in the clip. The shoulder belt anchor height should be ad- justed to the position best for you. (See “Precau- tions on seat belt usage” earlier in this section.) To adjust, pull out ᭺ the adjustment button and 1 move the shoulder belt anchor ᭺ to the desired 2 position, so the belt passes over the center of the shoulder. The belt should be away from your face and neck, but not falling off your shoulder. Re- lease the adjustment button to lock the shoulder belt anchor into position.1-20 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system ੬ REVIEW COPY—2006 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/29/05—debbie ੭
  39. 39. ● Periodically check to see that the seat WARNING belt and the metal components, such as ● Only NISSAN seat belt extenders, made buckles, tongues, retractors, flexible wires by the same company which made the and anchors, work properly. If loose parts, original equipment seat belts, should deterioration, cuts or other damage on the be used with NISSAN seat belts. webbing is found, the entire seat belt as- ● Adults and children who can use the sembly should be replaced. standard seat belt should not use an extender. Such unnecessary use could result in serious personal injury in the event of an accident. ● Never use seat belt extenders to install child restraints. If the child restraint is LRS0583 not secured properly, the child could be seriously injured in a collision or a sud-Seat belt hook den stop.When the seat belt is not in use and when folding SEAT BELT MAINTENANCEdown the rear seats, hook the rear seat belts onthe seat belt hooks. ● To clean the seat belt webbing, apply a mild soap solution or any solution recom-SEAT BELT EXTENDERS mended for cleaning upholstery or carpet.If, because of body size or driving position, it is Then wipe with a cloth and allow the seatnot possible to properly fit the lap-shoulder belt belts to dry in the shade. Do not allow theand fasten it, an extender is available which is seat belts to retract until they are completelycompatible with the installed seat belts. The ex- dry.tender adds approximately 8 inches (200 mm) of ● If dirt builds up in the shoulder beltlength and may be used for either the driver or guide of the seat belt anchors, the seatfront passenger seating position. See a NISSAN belts may retract slowly. Wipe the shoulderdealer for assistance if an extender is required. belt guide with a clean, dry cloth. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-21 ੬ REVIEW COPY—2006 Xterra (xtr) Owners Manual—USA_English (nna) 07/29/05—debbie ੭

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