2011 370-z OWNER'S MANUAL

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2011 370-z OWNER'S MANUAL

  1. 1. Black plate (2,1)ForewordWelcome to the growing family of new NISSAN MODIFICATION OF YOUR VEHICLEowners. This vehicle is delivered to you with WARNINGconfidence. It was produced using the latest This vehicle should not be modified.techniques and strict quality control. IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMA- Modification could affect its performance, TION REMINDERS FOR SAFETY! safety or durability, and may even violateThis manual was prepared to help you under- governmental regulations. In addition,stand the operation and maintenance of your damage or performance problems result- Follow these important driving rules tovehicle so that you may enjoy many miles of ing from modification will not be covereddriving pleasure. Please read through this help ensure a safe and comfortable trip for you and your passengers! under the NISSAN warranties.manual before operating your vehicle. . NEVER drive under the influence ofA separate Warranty Information Booklet alcohol or drugs. WHEN READING THE MANUALexplains details about the warranties cov-ering your vehicle. The NISSAN Service . ALWAYS observe posted speed lim- This manual includes information for alland Maintenance Guide explains details its and never drive too fast for options available on this model. Therefore,about maintaining and servicing your ve- conditions. you may find some information that doeshicle. Additionally, a separate Customer not apply to your vehicle. . ALWAYS give your full attention toCare/Lemon Law Booklet (U.S. only) will driving and avoid using vehicle All information, specifications and illustrations inexplain how to resolve any concerns you this manual are those in effect at the time of features or taking other actions thatmay have with your vehicle, as well as printing. NISSAN reserves the right to changeclarify your rights under your state’s lemon could distract you. specifications or design at any time withoutlaw. . ALWAYS use your seat belts and notice. appropriate child restraint systems.Your NISSAN dealer knows your vehicle best.When you require any service or have any . ALWAYS provide information aboutquestions, we will be glad to assist you with the the proper use of vehicle safetyextensive resources available to us. features to all occupants of the vehicle.READ FIRST — THEN DRIVE SAFELY . ALWAYS review this Owner’s Man-Before driving your vehicle, read your Owner’s ual for important safety information.Manual carefully. This will ensure familiarity withcontrols and maintenance requirements, assist-ing you in the safe operation of your vehicle. Model "Z34-D" EDITED: 2010/ 7/ 27
  2. 2. Black plate (3,1)IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT Arrows in an illustration that are similar to thoseTHIS MANUAL above call attention to an item in the illustration.You will see various symbols in this manual. They CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65are used in the following ways: WARNING WARNING WARNING This is used to indicate the presence of Engine Exhaust, some of its constitu- a hazard that could cause death or ents, and certain vehicle components serious personal injury. To avoid or contain or emit chemicals known to the reduce the risk, the procedures must State of California to cause cancer and be followed precisely. birth defects or other reproductive harm. In addition, certain fluids con- SIC0697 CAUTION tained in vehicles and certain products If you see the symbol above, it means “Do not of component wear contain or emit This is used to indicate the presence of do this” or “Do not let this happen”. chemicals known to the State of Cali- a hazard that could cause minor or fornia to cause cancer and birth defects moderate personal injury or damage to or other reproductive harm. your vehicle. To avoid or reduce the risk, the procedures must be followed care- If you see a symbol similar to those above in an CALIFORNIA PERCHLORATE ADVI- fully. illustration, it means the arrow points to the front SORY of the vehicle. Some vehicle parts, such as lithium bat- teries, may contain perchlorate material. The following advisory is provided: “Per- chlorate Material - special handling may Arrows in an illustration that are similar to those apply, See www.dtsc.ca.gov/ above indicate movement or action. hazardouswaste/perchlorate.” Model "Z34-D" EDITED: 2010/ 7/ 27
  3. 3. Black plate (4,1)Bluetooth® is a trademark ownedby Bluetooth SIG, Inc., U.S.A.and licensed to Visteon Corpora-tion and Clarion Co., Ltd.Gracenote® is a registered tra-demark of Gracenote, Inc. TheGracenote logo and logo type,and the “Powered by Gracenote”logo are trademarks of Grace-note.XM Radio® requires a subscrip-tion, sold separately. It is notavailable in Alaska, Hawaii orGuam. For more information, visitwww.xmradio.com. * 2010 NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD. C All rights reserved. No part of this Owner’s Manual may be reproduced or stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form, or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photo- copying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. Model "Z34-D" EDITED: 2010/ 7/ 27
  4. 4. Black plate (5,1)NISSAN CUSTOMER CAREPROGRAMNISSAN 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 The Consumer Affairs Department will ask for You can write to NISSAN with the information onNISSAN dealer cannot assist you with or you the following information: the left at:would like to provide NISSAN directly with For U.S. customerscomments or questions, pleas2e contact the — Your name, address, and telephone number Nissan North America, Inc.NISSAN Consumer Affairs Department using — Vehicle identification number (attached to Consumer Affairs Departmentour toll-free number: the top of the instrument panel on the P.O. Box 685003 For U.S. customers driver’s side) Franklin, TN 37068-5003 1-800-NISSAN-1 For Canadian customers (1-800-647-7261) — Date of purchase Nissan Canada Inc. For Canadian customers — Current odometer reading 5290 Orbitor Drive 1-800-387-0122 Mississauga, Ontario L4W 4Z5 — Your NISSAN dealer’s name — Your comments or questions OR We appreciate your interest in NISSAN and thank you for buying a quality NISSAN vehicle. Model "Z34-D" EDITED: 2010/ 7/ 27
  5. 5. Black plate (1,1)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 Center display, heater, air conditioner, audio, phone and voice recognition 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 Model "Z34-D" Edited: 2010/ 7/ 27
  6. 6. Black plate (1,1)0 Illustrated table of contentsSeats, seat belts and Supplemental Restraint Passenger compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-8System (SRS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 Coupe models. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-8 Coupe models. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 Roadster models. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-9 Roadster models. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-3 Cockpit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-10Exterior front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-4 Instrument panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-11Exterior rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-5 Meters and gauges. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-12 Coupe models. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-5 Engine compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-13 Roadster models. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-6 VQ37VHR engine model. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-13Exterior (NISMO models) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-7 Warning and indicator lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-14 Model "Z34-D" EDITED: 2010/ 7/ 28
  7. 7. Black plate (4,1)SEATS, SEAT BELTS ANDSUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINTSYSTEM (SRS) 8. Front seats (P.1-3) SSI0648COUPE MODELS 4. Roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags (P.1-26)1. Seat belts (Page 1-8) 5. Supplemental front-impact air bags (P.1-26) — Seat belts with pretensioners (P.1-37) 6. Child restraint anchor point (for top tether strap2. Head restraints (P.1-5) child restraint) (P.1-18)3. Front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air 7. Occupant classification sensor (pattern sensor) bags (P.1-26) (P.1-32)0-2 Illustrated table of contents Model "Z34-D" EDITED: 2010/ 7/ 27
  8. 8. Black plate (5,1) SSI0649ROADSTER MODELS 4. Door-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags (P.1-26)1. Seat belts (P.1-8) 5. Supplemental front-impact air bags (P.1-26) — Seat belts with pretensioners (P.1-37) 6. Occupant classification sensor (pattern sensor)2. Head restraints (P.1-5) (P.1-32)3. Front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air 7. Front seats (P.1-3) bags (P.1-26) Illustrated table of contents 0-3 Model "Z34-D" EDITED: 2010/ 7/ 27
  9. 9. Black plate (6,1)EXTERIOR FRONT 5. Outside mirrors (P.3-38) 6. Recovery hook (P.6-19) 7. License plate installation (P.9-14) 8. Tires — Wheels and tires (P.8-29, P.9-9) — Flat tire (P.6-2) — Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) (P.2-10, P.5-3) 9. Doors — Keys (P.3-2) — Door locks (P.3-4) — Intelligent Key system (P.3-6) — Remote keyless entry system (P.3-13) SSI05941. Hood (P.3-16) 3. Windshield wiper and washer2. Headlight and turn signal — Operation (P.2-27) — Operation (P.2-29) — Maintenance (P.8-19) — Bulb replacement (P.8-25) 4. Power windows (P.2-42)0-4 Illustrated table of contents Model "Z34-D" EDITED: 2010/ 7/ 27
  10. 10. Black plate (7,1)EXTERIOR REAR 8. Fuel-filler door — Operation (P.3-34) — Fuel recommendation (P.9-4) SSI0811COUPE MODELS 5. Rear hatch — Intelligent Key system (P.3-6)1. High-mounted stop light (bulb replacement) — Remote keyless entry system (P.3-13) (P.8-25) — Rear hatch opener switch (P.3-17)2. Rear window defroster (P.2-29) 6. Rear fog light (if so equipped) (P.2-33)3. Satellite antenna (if so equipped) (P.4-31) 7. Rear combination light (bulb replacement)4. Rear view camera (P.4-17) (P.8-25) Illustrated table of contents 0-5 Model "Z34-D" EDITED: 2010/ 7/ 27
  11. 11. Black plate (8,1) 8. Rear fog light (if so equipped) (P.2-33) 9. Rear combination light (bulb replacement) (P.8-26) 10. Fuel — Fuel-filler door (P.3-34) — Fuel recommendation (P.9-4) SSI0812ROADSTER MODELS 2. High-mounted stop light (bulb replacement) (P.8-26)1. Trunk lid (P.3-19) 3. Antenna (P.4-31) — Intelligent Key system (P.3-6) 4. Rear window defroster (P.2-29) — Remote keyless entry system (P.3-13) — Rear hatch release switch (P.3-17) 5. Soft top (P.3-21) — Trunk lid release switch (P.3-19) 6. Interior trunk lid release (P.3-20) 7. Rear view camera (P.4-17)0-6 Illustrated table of contents Model "Z34-D" EDITED: 2010/ 7/ 27
  12. 12. Black plate (9,1)EXTERIOR (NISMO models) For NISMO models, the vehicle parts listed below require special care or caution for treating. Refer to the additional information in each section. 1. Performance dampers (P.5-30) 2. Front bumper with an aerodynamic splitter (P.3-32, P.6-19) 3. Side sill extensions (P.3-32) 4. Rear spoiler (P.3-18, P.7-3) 5. Exhaust pipes (P.3-32, P.6-19) 6. Rear bumper with an aerodynamic diffuser (P.3-32, P.6-19) SSI0585 Illustrated table of contents 0-7 Model "Z34-D" EDITED: 2010/ 7/ 27
  13. 13. Black plate (10,1)PASSENGER COMPARTMENT 8. Console box — Power outlet (P.2-37) — USB memory operation (if so equipped) (P.4-58) — iPod® player operation (if so equipped) (P.4-67) 9. Front cup holders (P.2-38) SSI0650COUPE MODELS 5. Map light (P.2-44) 6. Inside rearview mirror1. Cargo cover (if so equipped) (P.2-41) — Operation (P.3-37)2. Secondary rear hatch release (P.3-18) — HomeLink® (if so equipped) (P.2-47)3. Power windows (P.2-42) 7. Rear parcel box (P.2-40) — Outside mirror remote control switch (P.3-38)4. Sun visors (P.3-36)0-8 Illustrated table of contents Model "Z34-D" EDITED: 2010/ 7/ 27
  14. 14. Black plate (11,1) 6. Console box — Power outlet (P.2-37) — USB memory operation (if so equipped) (P.4-58) — iPod® player operation (if so equipped) (P.4-67) 7. Front cup holders (P.2-38) SSI0651ROADSTER MODELS 4. Inside rearview mirror — Operation (P.3-37)1. Power windows (P.2-42) — HomeLink® (if so equipped) (P.2-47) — Outside mirror remote control switch (P.3-38) 5. Rear parcel box (P.2-40)2. Sun visors (P.3-36) — Secondary trunk lid release (P.3-21)3. Map light (P.2-44) Illustrated table of contents 0-9 Model "Z34-D" EDITED: 2010/ 7/ 27
  15. 15. Black plate (12,1)COCKPIT 9. Steering-wheel-mounted controls (left side) — Menu control switch or tuning switch (P.4-77) — BACK switch (P.4-77) — Phone switch (if so equipped) (P.4-80) — Volume control switches (P.4-77) — Source select switch (P.4-77) 10. Tilt steering lever (P.3-36) 11. Steering wheel — Horn (P.2-34) — Driver supplemental air bag (P.1-26) 12. Steering-wheel-mounted controls (right side) — Cruise control switches (P.5-21) 13. Selector lever for automatic transmission (P.5-12)/ Shift lever for manual transmission (P.5-16) 14. Parking brake (P.5-20) SSI06521. Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) OFF switch 5. Windshield wiper and washer switch (P.2-27) (P.5-28) 6. Hood release handle (P.3-16)2. Headlight, fog light and turn signal switch (P.2-29) 7. Intelligent Key port (P.5-10)3. Meters and Gauges (combimeter) (P.2-4) 8. Paddle shifter (if so equipped) (P.5-14)4. Triple meter (P.2-7)0-10 Illustrated table of contents Model "Z34-D" EDITED: 2010/ 7/ 27
  16. 16. Black plate (13,1)INSTRUMENT PANEL 8. Seat heater switch (if so equipped) (P.2-34) or Climate controlled seat switch (if so equipped) (P.2-36) 9. Soft top operating switch (for Roadster models) (P.3-21) 10. SynchroRev Match mode (S-MODE) switch (if so equipped) (P.5-17) 11. Heater and air conditioner (P.4-24) — Rear window defroster switch (P.2-29) 12. Audio system (P.4-30) 13. Power outlet (P.2-37) 14. Glove box (P.2-39) *: Refer to the separate Navigation System Owner’s Manual. SSI06531. Ventilator (P.4-23) — Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System2. Center display and multi-function control panel (if (if so equipped) (P.4-80, P.4-104) so equipped) (P.4-2) or Instrument pocket (if so 3. Front passenger air bag status light (P.1-32) equipped) (P.2-38) 4. Front passenger supplemental air bag (P.1-26) — Navigation system* (if so equipped) — Vehicle information and setting buttons 5. Fuse box cover (P.8-21) (if so equipped) (P.4-6) 6. Push-button ignition switch (P.5-7) 7. Hazard warning flasher switch (P.2-33) Illustrated table of contents 0-11 Model "Z34-D" EDITED: 2010/ 7/ 27
  17. 17. Black plate (14,1)METERS AND GAUGES SSI0521 10. Odometer/Twin trip odometer control knob (P.2-5) 11. Odometer/Twin trip odometer (P.2-5) 12. Engine oil temperature gauge (P.2-7) 13. Voltmeter (P.2-7) 14. Clock (P.2-7, P.2-23) SSI05091. ENTER/NEXT switch (P.2-20) 7. Vehicle information display (P.2-16)2. Fuel gauge (P.2-6) 8. Engine coolant temperature gauge (P.2-6)3. Warning/Indicator lights (P.2-8) 9. Transmission position indicator (if so equipped)4. Tachometer (P.2-5) (P.2-12) — SynchroRev Match mode (S-MODE) indicator5. Speedometer (P.2-5) (if so equipped) (P.5-17)6. Instrument brightness control switch (P.2-32)0-12 Illustrated table of contents Model "Z34-D" EDITED: 2010/ 7/ 27
  18. 18. Black plate (15,1)ENGINE COMPARTMENT 12. Engine coolant reservoir (P.8-8) SSI0510VQ37VHR ENGINE MODEL 6. Brake fluid reservoir (P.8-13) 7. Clutch fluid reservoir (Manual Transmission mod-1. Fuse/fusible link holder (P.8-21) els) (P.8-13)2. Battery (P.8-14) 8. Power steering fluid reservoir (P.8-12)3. Radiator filler cap (P.8-8) 9. Window washer fluid reservoir (P.8-14)4. Engine oil dipstick (P.8-9) 10. Air cleaner (P.8-18)5. Engine oil filler cap (P.8-9) 11. Drive belt location (P.8-17) Illustrated table of contents 0-13 Model "Z34-D" EDITED: 2010/ 7/ 27
  19. 19. Black plate (16,1)WARNING AND INDICATOR LIGHTS Warning Warning Indicator Name Page Name Page Name Page light light light Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) Turn signal/hazard indicator 2-12 2-15 Anti-lock Braking System warning light lights 2-9 (ABS) warning light Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) 2-15 Indicator off indicator light Name Page Automatic Transmission (AT) light 2-9 *: if so equipped check warning light Cruise indicator light 2-13 Brake warning light 2-9 Front passenger air bag status 2-13 light High beam indicator light 2-13 Charge warning light 2-10 Engine oil pressure warning Low beam indicator lights 2-13 2-10 light Malfunction Indicator Light Intelligent Key system warning 2-13 2-10 (MIL) light Rear fog light indicator light* 2-14 Low tire pressure warning light 2-10 Security indicator light 2-14 Master warning light 2-11 Soft top indicator light (Road- 2-14 Seat belt warning light 2-11 ster models) SynchroRev Match mode (S- Supplemental air bag warning 2-15 2-12 MODE) indicator* light Transmission position indicator 2-12 light*0-14 Illustrated table of contents Model "Z34-D" EDITED: 2010/ 7/ 27
  20. 20. Black plate (4,1)1 Safety — Seats, seat belts and supple- mental restraint systemSeats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 Top tether strap child restraint Front seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3 (for Coupe models) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-18 Head restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5 Forward-facing child restraint installation usingSeat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-8 the seat belts (for Coupe models) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-19 Precautions on seat belt usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-8 Installing top tether strap (for Coupe models) . . . . . 1-23 Pregnant women. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11 Booster seats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-23 Injured persons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11 Supplemental restraint system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-26 Three-point type seat belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11 Precautions on supplemental restraint system . . . . . 1-26 Seat belt extenders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-14 NISSAN Advanced Air Bag System Seat belt maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-14 (front seats) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-32 Front seat-mounted side-impact and roof/door-Child safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-15 mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air Infants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-15 bag systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-36 Small children (for Coupe models) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-15 Seat belts with pretensioners (front seats) . . . . . . . . . 1-37 Larger children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-15 Supplemental air bag warning labels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-38 For Roadster models. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-16 Supplemental air bag warning light. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-38Child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-17 Repair and replacement procedure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-39 Precautions on child restraints. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-17 Model "Z34-D" EDITED: 2010/ 7/ 28
  21. 21. Black plate (20,1)SEATS . The seatback should not be reclined any more than needed for comfort. Seat belts are most effective when the passenger sits well back and straight up in the seat. If the seat- back is reclined, the risk of sliding under the lap belt and being injured is increased. CAUTION . When adjusting the seat positions, SSS0133 be sure not to contact any moving parts to avoid possible injuries and/ or damages. well back in the seat with both feet WARNING on the floor and adjust the seat belt . Do not ride in a moving vehicle properly. See “PRECAUTIONS ON when the seatback is reclined. This SEAT BELT USAGE” later in this can be dangerous. The shoulder belt section. will not be against your body. In an . After adjustment, gently rock in the accident, you could be thrown into it seat to make sure it is securely and receive neck or other serious locked. injuries. You could also slide under . Do not leave children unattended the lap belt and receive serious inside the vehicle. They could un- internal injuries. knowingly activate switches or con- . For the most effective protection trols. Unattended children could when the vehicle is in motion, the become involved in serious acci- seat should be upright. Always sit dents.1-2 Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system Model "Z34-D" EDITED: 2010/ 7/ 27
  22. 22. Black plate (21,1)FRONT SEATSFront power seat adjustmentOperating tips:. The power seat motor has an auto-reset overload protection circuit. If the motor stops during operation, wait 30 seconds, then reactivate the switch.. Do not operate the power seat switch for a long period of time when the engine is off. This will discharge the battery. SSS0928 Forward and backward: the vehicle is stopped and the transmission is in the P (Park) position or N (Neutral) position with Moving the switch * forward or backward will 1 the parking brake fully applied. slide the seat forward or backward to the desired position. Reclining: Move the recline switch * backward until the 2 desired angle is obtained. To bring the seatback forward again, move the switch * forward. 2 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.) The seatback may also be reclined to allow occupants to rest when Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-3 Model "Z34-D" EDITED: 2010/ 7/ 27
  23. 23. Black plate (22,1) SSS0394 SPA1715Front manual seat adjustment belt fit. See “PRECAUTIONS ON SEAT BELT Seat lifter (if so equipped) USAGE” later in this section. The seatback may Turn either dial to adjust the angle and height ofForward and backward: also be reclined to allow occupants to rest when the seat cushion to the desired position.Pull the lever up * while you slide the seat 1 the vehicle is stopped and the transmission is inforward or backward to the desired position. the P (Park) position or N (Neutral) position withRelease the lever to lock the seat in position. the parking brake fully applied.Reclining:To recline the seatback, pull the lever up * and 2lean back. To bring the seatback forward again,pull the lever and move your body forward. Theseatback will move forward.The reclining feature allows adjustment of theseatback for occupants of different sizes foradded comfort and to help obtain proper seat1-4 Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system Model "Z34-D" EDITED: 2010/ 7/ 27
  24. 24. Black plate (23,1) HEAD RESTRAINTS WARNING Head restraints supplement the other vehicle safety systems. They may pro- vide additional protection against injury in certain rear end collisions. Adjust the head restraints properly, as specified in this section. Check the adjustment after someone else uses the seat. Do not attach anything to the head restraint stalks or remove the head restraint. Do SSS0684 not use the seat if the head restraint SSS1007 has been removed. If the head restraint The illustration shows the seating positionsLumbar support (if so equipped) was removed, reinstall and properlyThe lumbar support feature provides lower back equipped with head restraints. The head re- adjust the head restraint before an straints are adjustable.support to the driver. occupant uses the seating position.Move the lever * up or down to adjust the 1 Failure to follow these instructions Indicates the seating position is equippedseatback lumbar area. can reduce the effectiveness of the with a head restraint. head restraints. This may increase the risk of serious injury or death in a collision. Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-5 Model "Z34-D" EDITED: 2010/ 7/ 27
  25. 25. Black plate (24,1) SSS0992 SSS0997 SSS0993Components Adjustment To raise the head restraint, pull it up.1. Head restraint Adjust the head restraint so the center is level with the center of your ears.2. Adjustment notches3. Lock knob4. Stalks1-6 Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system Model "Z34-D" EDITED: 2010/ 7/ 27
  26. 26. Black plate (25,1) CAUTION Models with climate controlled seats are designed so that the head restraint cannot be removed. The head restraint may be damaged if the head restraint is forcibly pulled out. SSS0994 SSS0995To lower, push and hold the lock knob and push Removalthe head restraint down. Use the following procedure to remove the adjustable head restraints. 1. Pull the head restraint up to the highest position. 2. Push and hold the lock knob. 3. Remove the head restraint from the seat. 4. Store the head restraint properly in a secure place so it is not loose in the vehicle. 5. Install and properly adjust the head restraint before an occupant uses the seating posi- tion. Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-7 Model "Z34-D" EDITED: 2010/ 7/ 27
  27. 27. Black plate (26,1) SEAT BELTS PRECAUTIONS ON SEAT BELT USAGE If you are wearing your seat belt properly adjusted, and you are sitting upright and well back in your seat with both feet on the floor, your chances of being injured or killed in an accident and/or the severity of injury may be greatly reduced. NISSAN strongly encourages you and all of your passengers to buckle up every time you drive, even if your seating position includes a supplemental air bag. Most U.S. states and Canadian provinces or territories specify that seat belts be SSS0996 SSS0508 worn at all times when a vehicle is being driven.Install The Active Head Restraint moves forward1. Align the head restraint stalks with the holes utilizing the force that the seatback receives in the seat. Make sure that the head restraint from the occupant in a rear-end collision. The is facing the correct direction. The stalk with movement of the head restraint helps support the adjustment notches * must be in- 1 the occupant’s head by reducing its backward stalled in the hole with the lock knob * .2 movement and helping absorb some of the forces that may lead to whiplash-type injuries.2. Push and hold the lock knob and push the head restraint down. Active Head Restraints are effective for colli- sions at low to medium speeds in which it is said3. Properly adjust the head restraint before an that whiplash injury occurs most. occupant uses the seating position. Active Head Restraints operate only in certain rear-end collisions. After the collision, the head restraints return to their original position. Adjust the Active Head Restraints properly as described earlier in this section.1-8 Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system Model "Z34-D" EDITED: 2010/ 7/ 27
  28. 28. Black plate (27,1) SSS0136A SSS0016 SSS0134A SSS0014Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-9 Model "Z34-D" EDITED: 2010/ 7/ 27
  29. 29. Black plate (28,1) buckle. retractor. See a NISSAN dealer. WARNING . Do not wear the seat belt inside out . Removal and installation of the . Every person who drives or rides in or twisted. Doing so may reduce its pretensioner system components this vehicle should use a seat belt at effectiveness. should be done by a NISSAN dealer. all times. . Do not allow more than one person . All seat belt assemblies, including . The seat belt should be properly to use the same seat belt. retractors and attaching hardware, adjusted to a snug fit. Failure to do . Never carry more people in the should be inspected after any colli- so may reduce the effectiveness of vehicle than there are seat belts. sion by a NISSAN dealer. NISSAN the entire restraint system and in- recommends that all seat belt as- . If the seat belt warning light glows crease the chance or severity of semblies in use during a collision be continuously while the ignition is injury in an accident. Serious injury replaced unless the collision was turned ON with all doors closed and or death can occur if the seat belt is minor and the belts show no da- all seat belts fastened, it may in- not worn properly. mage and continue to operate prop- dicate a malfunction in the system. . Always route the shoulder belt over erly. Have the system checked by a your shoulder and across your NISSAN dealer. Seat belt assemblies not in use chest. Never put the belt behind during a collision should also be . No changes should be made to the your back, under your arm or across inspected and replaced if either seat belt system. For example, do your neck. The belt should be away damage or improper operation is not modify the seat belt, add mate- from your face and neck, but not noted. rial or install devices that may falling off your shoulder. change the seat belt routing or . All child restraints and attaching . Position the lap belt as low and tension. Doing so may affect the hardware should be inspected after snug as possible AROUND THE operation of the seat belt system. any collision. Always follow the HIPS, NOT THE WAIST. A lap belt Modifying or tampering with the restraint manufacturer’s inspection worn too high could increase the seat belt system may result in instructions and replacement re- risk of internal injuries in an acci- serious personal injury. commendations. The child restraints dent. should be replaced if they are . Once a seat belt pretensioner has . Be sure the seat belt tongue is activated, it cannot be reused and damaged. securely fastened to the proper must be replaced together with the1-10 Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system Model "Z34-D" EDITED: 2010/ 7/ 27
  30. 30. Black plate (29,1)PREGNANT WOMEN internal injuries.NISSAN recommends that pregnant women use . For the most effective protectionseat belts. The seat belt should be worn snug, when the vehicle is in motion, theand always position the lap belt as low as seat should be upright. Always sitpossible around the hips, not the waist, and well back in the seat with both feetplace the shoulder belt over your shoulder and on the floor and adjust the seat beltacross your chest. Never run the lap/shoulder properly.belt over your abdominal area. Contact yourdoctor for specific recommendations.INJURED PERSONSNISSAN recommends that injured persons useseat belts, depending on the injury. Check withyour doctor for specific recommendations. SSS0292THREE-POINT TYPE SEAT BELT Fastening the seat belts 1. Adjust the seat. (See “SEATS” earlier in this WARNING section.) . Every person who drives or rides in 2. Slowly pull the seat belt out of the retractor and insert the tongue into the buckle until this vehicle should use a seat belt at you hear and feel the latch engage. all times. . Do not ride in a moving vehicle . The retractor is designed to lock when the seatback is reclined. This during a sudden stop or on impact. A slow pulling motion permits the can be dangerous. The shoulder belt belt to move, and allows you some will not be against your body. In an freedom of movement in the seat. accident, you could be thrown into it and receive neck or other serious . If the seat belt cannot be pulled injuries. You could also slide under from its fully retracted position, the lap belt and receive serious firmly pull the belt and release it. Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-11 Model "Z34-D" EDITED: 2010/ 7/ 27
  31. 31. Black plate (30,1) Then smoothly pull the belt out of of movement in the seat. The ELR locks the seat the retractor. belt when the vehicle slows down rapidly or during impacts. The Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) mode (child restraint mode) locks the seat belt for child restraint installation. Pull the seat belt out until it is fully extended to activate the ALR mode. Detach the seat belt tongue from the buckle and retract the seat belt completely to cancel the ALR mode and revert back to the ELR mode. When the ALR mode is activated the seat belt SSS0290 cannot be extended again until the seat belt tongue is detached from the buckle and fully 3. Position the lap belt portion low and snug retracted. For additional information, see on the hips as shown. “CHILD RESTRAINTS” later in this section. 4. Pull the shoulder belt portion toward the The ALR mode should be used only for retractor to take up extra slack. Be sure the child restraint installation. During normal shoulder belt is routed over your shoulder seat belt use by an occupant, the ALR and across your chest. mode should not be activated. If it is activated it may cause uncomfortable seat The three-point type seat belts have two modes belt tension. of operation: . Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) WARNING . Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) When fastening the seat belts, be The Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) mode certain that seatbacks are completely allows the seat belt to extend and retract to secured in the latched position. If they allow the driver and passengers some freedom are not completely secured, passengers1-12 Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system Model "Z34-D" EDITED: 2010/ 7/ 27
  32. 32. Black plate (31,1)may be injured in an accident or sudden restrict further belt movement.stop. If the retractor does not lock during this check or if you have any question about seat belt operation, see a NISSAN dealer. SSS0326 Unfastening the seat belts To unfasten the seat belt, push the button on the buckle. The seat belt automatically retracts. Checking seat belt operation Seat belt retractors are designed to lock seat belt movement by two separate methods: . When the belt is pulled quickly from the retractor. . When the vehicle slows down rapidly. 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 Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-13 Model "Z34-D" EDITED: 2010/ 7/ 27
  33. 33. Black plate (32,1) See a NISSAN dealer for assistance with dry. purchasing an extender if an extender is required. . If dirt builds up in the shoulder belt guide of the seat belt anchors, the seat belts may retract slowly. Wipe the shoulder WARNING belt guide with a clean, dry cloth. . Only NISSAN seat belt extenders, . Periodically check to see that the seat made by the same company which belt and the metal components such as made the original equipment seat buckles, tongues, retractors, flexible wires belts, should be used with the and anchors work properly. If loose parts, NISSAN seat belts. deterioration, cuts or other damage on the webbing is found, the entire seat belt . Adults and children who can use the assembly should be replaced. standard seat belt should not use an SSS0588 extender. Such unnecessary use could result in serious personalShoulder belt arm (for Coupe models) injury in the event of an accident.Before fastening the seat belt, pull the shoulderbelt arm forward until it clicks at the detent . Never use seat belt extenders toposition. install child restraints. If the child restraint is not secured properly, thePulling the arm forward will allow an easy access child could be seriously injured in ato the belt. collision or a sudden stop.SEAT BELT EXTENDERS SEAT BELT MAINTENANCEIf, because of body size or driving position, it isnot possible to properly fit the lap-shoulder belt . To clean the seat belt webbings, apply aand fasten it, an extender that is compatible with mild soap solution or any solution recom-the installed seat belts is available that can be mended for cleaning upholstery or carpets.purchased. The extender adds approximately 8 Then, wipe with a cloth and allow the seatin (200 mm) of length and may be used for either belts to dry in the shade. Do not allow thethe driver or front passenger seating position. seat belts to retract until they are completely1-14 Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system Model "Z34-D" EDITED: 2010/ 7/ 27
  34. 34. Black plate (33,1)CHILD SAFETYChildren need adults to help protect them. come too close to the face or neck. The and height recommendations. NISSAN recom-They need to be properly restrained. lap belt may not fit over their small hip mends that small children be placed in child bones. In an accident, an improperly restraints that comply with Federal MotorIn addition to the general information in this fitting seat belt could cause serious or Vehicle Safety Standards or Canadian Motormanual, child safety information is available from Vehicle Safety Standards. You should choose amany other sources, including doctors, teachers, fatal injury. Always use appropriate child restraint that fits your vehicle and alwaysgovernment traffic safety offices, and community child restraints. follow the manufacturer’s instructions for instal-organizations. Every child is different, so be sure lation and use.to learn the best way to transport your child. All U.S. states and Canadian provinces or territories require the use of approved child LARGER CHILDRENThere are three basic types of child restraint restraints for infants and small children. (Seesystems: “CHILD RESTRAINTS” later in this section.) Children who are too large for child restraints. Rear-facing child restraint should be seated and restrained by the seat Also, there are other types of child restraints belts which are provided. The seat belt may not. Front-facing child restraint available for larger children for additional pro- fit properly if the child is less than 4 ft 9 in (142.5 tection. cm) tall and weighs between 40 lb (18 kg) and. Booster seat 80 lb (36 kg). A booster seat should be used to INFANTS obtain proper seat belt fit.The proper restraint depends on the child’s size.Generally, infants (up to about 1 year and less Infants up to at least 1 year old should be placed NISSAN recommends that a child be placed in athan 20 lb (9 kg)) should be placed in rear- in a rear-facing child restraint. NISSAN recom- commercially available booster seat if thefacing child restraints. Front-facing child re- mends that infants be placed in child restraints shoulder belt in the child’s seating position fitsstraints are available for children who outgrow that comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety close to the face or neck or if the lap portion ofrear-facing child restraints and are at least 1 Standards or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety the seat belt goes across the abdomen. Theyear old. Booster seats are used to help position Standards. You should choose a child restraint booster seat should raise the child so that thea vehicle lap/shoulder belt on a child who can no that fits your vehicle and always follow the shoulder belt is properly positioned across thelonger use a front-facing child restraint. manufacturer’s instructions for installation and top, middle portion of the shoulder and the lap use. belt is low on the hips. A booster seat can only WARNING SMALL CHILDREN (for Coupe models) be used in seating positions that have a three- point type seat belt. The booster seat should fit Infants and children need special pro- Children that are over one year old and weigh at the vehicle seat and have a label certifying that it tection. The vehicle’s seat belts may not least 20 lb (9 kg) can be placed in a front-facing complies with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety fit them properly. The shoulder belt may child restraint. Refer to the manufacturer’s Standards or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety instructions for minimum and maximum weight Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-15 Model "Z34-D" EDITED: 2010/ 7/ 27
  35. 35. Black plate (34,1)Standards. Once the child has grown so theshoulder belt is no longer on or near the faceand neck, use the shoulder belt without thebooster seat. WARNING Never let a child stand or kneel on any seat and do not allow a child in the cargo areas while the vehicle is moving. The child could be seriously injured or killed in an accident or sudden stop. SSS0927 FOR ROADSTER MODELS There are three basic types of child restraint systems: WARNING . Rear-facing child restraint (should not be . Do not let infants and small children installed in Roadster models) ride in Roadster models. . Front-facing child restraint (should not be . Roadster models are not designed installed in Roadster models) to accommodate Rear-facing child restraints or Front-facing child re- . Booster seat (only children large enough for straints. booster seats can ride in Roadster models) . If you let infants or small children ride in Roadster models, they may WARNING be killed or seriously injured in a . Never let an infant or a small child crash. who requires the use of a rear or1-16 Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system Model "Z34-D" EDITED: 2010/ 7/ 27
  36. 36. Black plate (35,1) CHILD RESTRAINTS front-facing child restraint ride in PRECAUTIONS ON CHILD this vehicle. Do not attempt to hold RESTRAINTS a child in your lap or arms.. Roadster models do not have an WARNING anchor for a top tether strap re- quired for most child restraints. . Failure to follow the warnings and Never let children who require the instructions for proper use and in- use of rear or front-facing child stallation of child restraints could restraints ride in this vehicle. result in serious injury or death of a child or other passengers in a. Larger children need special protec- sudden stop or collision: tion. The vehicle’s seat belts may not fit them properly. The shoulder — The child restraint must be used belt may come too close to the face and installed properly. Always SSS0099 follow all of the child restraint or neck. The lap belt may not fit over their small hip bones. In an acci- manufacturer’s instructions for dent, an improperly fitting seat belt installation and use. could cause serious or fatal injury. — Infants and children should Always use appropriate child re- never be held on anyone’s lap. straints. Even the strongest adult cannot resist the forces of a collision. — Do not put a seat belt around both a child and another pas- senger. — NISSAN recommends that all child restraints be installed in the rear seat. Studies show that children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seat than SSS0100 in the front seat. If you must Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-17 Model "Z34-D" EDITED: 2010/ 7/ 27

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