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2011 PATHFINDER OWNER'S MANUAL

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2011 PATHFINDER OWNER'S MANUAL

  1. 1. ® 2011 PATH F I N D E R OWNER’S MANUALFor your safety, read carefully and keep in this vehicle.
  2. 2. FOREWORD READ FIRST—THEN DRIVE SAFELYWelcome to the growing family of new NISSAN Before driving your vehicle, please read this For descriptions specified for four-wheel driveowners. This vehicle is delivered to you with Owner’s Manual carefully. This will ensure famil- models, a mark is placed at the begin-confidence. It was produced using the latest iarity with controls and maintenance require- ning of the applicable sections/items.techniques and strict quality control. ments, assisting you in the safe operation of your vehicle. As with other vehicles with features forThis manual was prepared to help you under- off-road use, failure to operate four-wheelstand the operation and maintenance of your drive models correctly may result in loss of WARNINGvehicle so that you may enjoy many miles (kilome- control or an accident. Be sure to readters) of driving pleasure. Please read through this IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION RE- “Driving safety precautions” in the “Start-manual before operating your vehicle. MINDERS FOR SAFETY! ing and driving” section of this manual.A separate Warranty Information Booklet Follow these important driving rules to help ensure a safe and comfortable trip ON-PAVEMENT AND OFF-ROAD DRIVINGexplains details about the warranties cov-ering your vehicle. The “NISSAN Service for you and your passengers! This vehicle will handle and maneuverand Maintenance Guide” explains details ● NEVER drive under the influence of al- differently from an ordinary passengerabout maintaining and servicing your ve- cohol or drugs. car because it has a higher center ofhicle. Additionally, a separate Customer gravity for off-road use. As with otherCare/Lemon Law Booklet (U.S. only) will ● ALWAYS observe posted speed limits vehicles with features of this type, fail-explain how to resolve any concerns you and never drive too fast for conditions. ure to operate this vehicle correctly maymay have with your vehicle, as well as ● ALWAYS give your full attention to drivingclarify your rights under your state’s lemon result in loss of control or an accident. and avoid using vehicle features or takinglaw. other actions that could distract you. Be sure to read “On-pavement and off- road driving precautions”, and “Avoid-Your NISSAN dealership knows your vehicle ● ALWAYS use your seat belts and appro-best. When you require any service or have any ing collision and rollover”, and “Driving priate child restraint systems. Pre-teenquestions, they will be glad to assist you with the safety precautions”, in the “Starting and children should be seated in the rear seat.extensive resources available to them. driving” section of this manual. ● ALWAYS provide information about the proper use of vehicle safety features to all occupants of the vehicle. ● ALWAYS review this Owner’s Manual for important safety information.
  3. 3. WHEN READING THE MANUALMODIFICATION OF YOUR VEHICLE This manual includes information for all options available on this model. Therefore, you may findThis vehicle should not be modified. some information that does not apply to yourModification could affect its vehicle.performance, safety or durability, and All information, specifications and illustrations inmay even violate governmental this manual are those in effect at the time ofregulations. In addition, damage or per- printing. NISSAN reserves the right to changeformance problems resulting from modi- specifications or design without notice and with-fications may not be covered under out obligation.NISSAN warranties. IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THIS MANUAL You will see various symbols in this manual. They are used in the following ways: APD1005 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 a hazard that could cause death or serious personal 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 the precisely. vehicle. CAUTION This is used to indicate the presence of a Arrows in an illustration that are similar to these hazard that could cause minor or moder- indicate movement or action. ate personal injury or damage to your ve- hicle. To avoid or reduce the risk, the pro- cedures must be followed carefully. Arrows in an illustration that are similar to these call attention to an item in the illustration.
  4. 4. CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 BLUETOOTH௡ is a XM Radio௡ requiresWARNING trademark owned by subscription, sold WARNING Bluetooth SIG, Inc., separately. Not U.S.A. and licensed available in Alaska,Engine exhaust, some of its constituents,and certain vehicle components contain to Xanavi Informatics Hawaii or Guam.or emit chemicals known to the State of Corporation. For moreCalifornia to cause cancer and birth de- information, visitfects or other reproductive harm. In addi- BLUETOOTH௡ is ation, certain fluids contained in vehicles www.xmradio.com.and certain products of component wear trademark owned bycontain or emit chemicals known to the Bluetooth SIG, Inc.,State of California to cause cancer and U.S.A. and licensedbirth defects or other reproductive harm. to Visteon.CALIFORNIA PERCHLORATEADVISORY Gracenote௡ is a registered trademark ofSome vehicle parts, such as lithium batter- Gracenote, Inc. Theies, may contain perchlorate material. Thefollowing advisory is provided: “Perchlorate Gracenote logo andMaterial – special handling may apply, See logo type, and thewww.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate.” “Powered by © 2010 NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC. Gracenote” logo are All rights reserved. No part of this Owner’s trademarks of Manual may be reproduced or stored in a retrieval Gracenote. system, or transmitted in any form, or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Nissan North America, Inc.
  5. 5. NISSAN CUSTOMER CARE PROGRAMNISSAN CARES . . .Both NISSAN and your NISSAN dealer are dedicated to serving all your automotive needs. Your satisfaction with your vehicle and your NISSAN dealer areour primary concerns. Your NISSAN dealer is always available to assist you with all your automobile sales and service needs.However, if there is something that your NISSAN The Consumer Affairs Department will ask for the You can write to NISSAN with the information at:dealer cannot assist you with or you would like to following information: For U.S. customersprovide NISSAN directly with comments or Nissan North America, Inc. – Your name, address, and telephone numberquestions, please contact the NISSAN Con- Consumer Affairs Departmentsumer Affairs Department using our toll-free – Vehicle identification number (attached to the P.O. Box 685003number: top of the instrument panel on the driver’s Franklin, TN 37068-5003 side)For U.S. customers For Canadian customers 1-800-NISSAN-1 – Date of purchase Nissan Canada Inc. (1-800-647-7261) 5290 Orbitor Drive – Current odometer reading Mississauga, Ontario L4W 4Z5For Canadian customers – Your NISSAN dealer’s name 1-800-387-0122 or via e-mail at: – Your comments or questions For U.S. customers OR nnaconsumeraffairs@nissan-usa.com For Canadian customers information.centre@nissancanada.com We appreciate your interest in NISSAN and thank you for buying a quality NISSAN vehicle.
  6. 6. Table of Illustrated table of contents 0Contents Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1 Instruments and controls 2 Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3 Monitor, climate, 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
  7. 7. 0 Illustrated table of contentsAir bags, seat belts and child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 Instrument panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-6Exterior front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-3 Engine compartment check locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-8Exterior rear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-4 Warning/indicator lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-10Passenger compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-5
  8. 8. AIR BAGS, SEAT BELTS AND CHILDRESTRAINTS 1. 2nd row seat belts (P. 1-17) 2. Roof-mounted curtain side-impact and rollover supplemental air bag (P. 1-44) 3. Front seat belts (P. 1-17) 4. Head restraints (P. 1-7) 5. Supplemental front-impact air bags (P. 1-44) 6. Seats (P. 1-2) 7. Occupant classification sensor (pressure sensor) (P. 1-51) 8. Seat belt with pretensioner (P. 1-57) 9. Front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bag (P. 1-44) 10. LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) system (P. 1-28) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. LII01450-2 Illustrated table of contents
  9. 9. EXTERIOR FRONT 1. Engine hood (P. 3-22) 2. Windshield wiper and washer switch (P. 2-25) 3. Windshield (P. 8-22) 4. Power windows (P. 2-44) 5. Door locks, keyfob, keys, NISSAN Intelligent Key ™ (if so equipped) (P. 3-5, 3-2, 3-2, 3-2) 6. Mirrors (P. 3-28) 7. Tire pressure (P. 9-12) 8. Flat tire (P. 6-2) 9. Tire chains (P. 8-43) 10. Replacing bulbs (P. 8-34) 11. Headlight and turn signal switch (P. 2-28) 12. Fog light switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-32) 13. Tow hooks (if so equipped) (P. 6-12) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. WII0048 Illustrated table of contents 0-3
  10. 10. EXTERIOR REAR 1. Roof rack (P. 2-43) 2. Vehicle loading (P. 9-13) 3. Glass hatch (P. 3-23) 4. Rear window wiper and washer switch (P. 2-26) 5. NISSAN Intelligent Key ™ (if so equipped) (P. 3-2) 6. Glass hatch release (P. 3-23) 7. Lift gate release switch (P. 3-22) 8. Replacing bulbs (P. 8-34) 9. Fuel-filler cap, fuel recommendation (P. 3-24, P. 9-4) 10. Fuel-filler door (P. 3-24) 11. Child safety rear door locks (P. 3-7) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. WII01240-4 Illustrated table of contents
  11. 11. PASSENGER COMPARTMENT 1. DVD entertainment system (if so equipped) (P. 4-88) 2. Moonroof (if so equipped) (P. 2-47) 3. Map lights (if so equipped) (P. 2-50) 4. Sun visors (P. 3-27) 5. HomeLinkா universal transceiver (if so equipped) (P. 2-50) 6. Glove box (P. 2-38) 7. Front seats (P. 1-2) 8. 2nd row seats (P. 1-14) 9. 3rd row seats (P. 1-16) 10. Cargo area storage (P. 2-41) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. WII0050 Illustrated table of contents 0-5
  12. 12. INSTRUMENT PANEL 1. Ventilators (P. 4-36) 2. Headlight/fog light (if so equipped)/turn signal switch (P. 2-28) 3. Steering wheel switch for audio control (if so equipped) (P. 4-85) 4. Driver supplemental air bag/horn (P. 1-44, P. 2-33) 5. Meters, gauges and warning/indicator lights (P. 2-3, 2-13) 6. Cruise control main/set switches (P. 5-20) 7. Windshield wiper/washer switch and rear window wiper/washer switch (P. 2-25, P. 2-26) 8. Navigation system* (if so equipped) 9. Navigation system* controls (if so equipped) 10. Front passenger supplemental air bag (P. 1-44) 11. Upper and lower glove box (P. 2-38) 12. Power outlet (P. 2-35) 13. Heated seat switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-33) 14. Shift selector (P. 5-14) 15. Vehicle dynamic control (VDC) OFF switch (P. 2-34) WIC14900-6 Illustrated table of contents
  13. 13. 16. 4WD shift switch (if so equipped) (P. 5-22)17. Storage (P. 2-36)18. Front passenger air bag status light (P. 1-53)19. Climate controls (P. 4-37, 4-44)20. Hazard warning flasher switch (P. 2-32)21. Ignition switch (P. 5-9)22. Tilt steering wheel control (P. 3-26)23. Heated steering wheel switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-34)24. Pedal position adjustment switch (if so equipped) (P. 3-26)25. Outside mirror controls (P. 3-30)*: Refer to the separate Navigation System Own-er’s Manual (if so equipped).See the page number indicated in paren-theses for operating details. Illustrated table of contents 0-7
  14. 14. ENGINE COMPARTMENT CHECKLOCATIONS VQ40DE engine 1. Windshield-washer fluid reservoir (P. 8-15) 2. Fuse/fusible link box (P. 8-25) 3. Fuse and relay box (P. 8-25) 4. Engine oil filler cap (P. 8-10) 5. Engine oil dipstick (P. 8-10) 6. Brake fluid reservoir (P. 8-14) 7. Air cleaner (P. 8-20) 8. Drive belt location (P. 8-18) 9. Radiator cap (P. 8-8) 10. Power steering fluid reservoir (P. 8-14) 11. Battery (P. 8-16) 12. Engine coolant reservoir (P. 8-8) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. WDI06330-8 Illustrated table of contents
  15. 15. VK56DE engine 1. Windshield-washer fluid reservoir (P. 8-15) 2. Fuse/fusible link box (P. 8-25) 3. Engine oil dipstick (P. 8-10) 4. Engine oil filler cap (P. 8-10) 5. Brake fluid reservoir (P. 8-14) 6. Air cleaner (P. 8-20) 7. Drive belt location (P. 8-18) 8. Radiator cap (P. 8-8) 9. Power steering fluid reservoir (P. 8-14) 10. Fuse and relay box (P. 8-25) 11. Battery (P. 8-16) 12. Engine coolant reservoir (P. 8-8) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details.WDI0627 Illustrated table of contents 0-9
  16. 16. WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTS Warning Name Page Warning Name Page Warning Name Page light light light Anti-lock Braking 2-14 Charge warning 2-16 Seat belt warning 2-19 System (ABS) warn- light light and chime or ing light Door open warning 2-16 Shift P warning light 2-19 light Automatic transmis- 2-14 Engine oil pressure 2-16 Supplemental air 2-19 sion check warning warning light bag warning light light 4WD warning light 2-16 Indicator Name Page Automatic transmis- 2-14 ( model) light sion oil temperature warning light Low fuel warning 2-17 Automatic transmis- 2-19 light sion position indica- Automatic transmis- 2-14 tor light sion park warning Low tire pressure 2-17 light ( warning light Cruise main switch 2-19 model) indicator light Low windshield- 2-18 Brake warning light 2-15 Cruise set switch 2-20 washer fluid warning indicator light light or NISSAN Intelligent 2-18 Key ™ warning light (if so equipped)0-10 Illustrated table of contents
  17. 17. Indicator Name Page Indicator Name Page light light 4WD shift indicator 2-20 Transfer 4LO posi- 2-21 light ( tion indicator light model) ( model) Front passenger air 2-20 Turn signal/hazard 2-22 bag status light indicator lights High beam indicator 2-20 Vehicle dynamic 2-22 light (Blue) control (VDC) OFF indicator light Malfunction indica- 2-20 tor light (MIL) Overdrive off indica- 2-21 tor light (if so equipped) Security indicator 2-21 light Slip indicator light 2-21 Illustrated table of contents 0-11
  18. 18. MEMO0-12 Illustrated table of contents
  19. 19. 1 Safety—Seats, seat belts andsupplemental restraint systemSeats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 Larger children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-25 Front manual seat adjustment Child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-26 (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 Precautions on child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-26 Front power seat adjustment LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4 CHildren) System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-28 2nd row bench seat adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5 Rear-facing child restraint installation using Armrest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7 LATCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-31 Head restraints. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7 Rear-facing child restraint installation using Adjustable headrest (if so equipped). . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-10 the seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-33 Flexible seating. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13 Forward-facing child restraint installationSeat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-17 using LATCH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-35 Precautions on seat belt usage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-17 Forward-facing child restraint installation Pregnant women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-20 using the seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-37 Injured persons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-20 Installing top tether strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-40 Three-point type seat belt with retractor . . . . . . . . . . 1-20 Booster seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-41 Seat belt extenders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-23 Supplemental restraint system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-44 Seat belt maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-24 Precautions on supplemental restraintChild safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-24 system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-44 Infants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-25 Supplemental air bag warning labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-58 Small children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-25 Supplemental air bag warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-59
  20. 20. SEATS ● The seatback should not be reclined any more than needed for comfort. Seat belts are most effective when the pas- senger sits well back and straight up in the seat. If the seatback is reclined, the risk of sliding under the lap belt and being injured is increased. CAUTION When adjusting the seat positions, be sure not to contact any moving parts to avoid possible injuries and/or damage. ARS1152 FRONT MANUAL SEAT ADJUSTMENT (if so equipped) WARNING ● For the most effective protection when the vehicle is in motion, the seat should● Do not ride in a moving vehicle when be upright. Always sit well back in the the seatback is reclined. This can be seat with both feet on the floor and dangerous. The shoulder belt will not adjust the seat properly. See “Precau- be against your body. In an accident, tions on seat belt usage” later in this you could be thrown into it and receive section. neck or other serious injuries. You could also slide under the lap belt and ● After adjustment, gently rock in the seat receive serious internal injuries. to make sure it is securely locked. ● Do not leave children unattended inside the vehicle. They could unknowingly ac- tivate switches or controls. Unattended children could become involved in seri- ous accidents.1-2 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  21. 21. WRS0175 WRS0176 WRS0131Forward and backward Reclining Seat lifter (driver’s seat)Pull the lever up and hold it while you slide the To recline the seatback, pull the lever up and lean Turn either dial to adjust the angle and height ofseat forward or backward to the desired position. back. To bring the seatback forward, pull the lever the seat cushion to the desired position.Release 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 and the transmission is in the P (Park) position. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-3
  22. 22. belt fit. See “Precautions on seat belt usage” later in this section. Also, the seatback can be reclined to allow occupants to rest when the vehicle is stopped and the shift selector is in P (Park). WRS0163FRONT POWER SEAT ADJUSTMENT Forward and backward(if so equipped) Moving the switch forward or backward will slideOperating tips the seat forward or backward to the desired position. ● The power seat motor has an auto-reset overload protection circuit. If the motor Reclining stops during operation, wait 30 seconds, Move the recline switch backward until the de- then reactivate the switch. sired angle is obtained. To bring the seatback ● Do not operate the power seat switch for a forward again, move the switch forward and long period of time when the engine is off. move your body forward. The seatback will move This will discharge the battery. forward.See “Automatic drive positioner” in “Pre-driving The reclining feature allows adjustment of thechecks and adjustments” for automatic drive po- seatback for occupants of different sizes forsitioner operation. added comfort and to help obtain proper seat1-4 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  23. 23. WRS0164 WRS0389 WRS0468Seat lifter (driver’s seat) Lumbar support (driver’s seat) Outboard seatsPush the front or rear end of the switch up or The lumbar support feature provides lower back 2ND ROW BENCH SEATdown to adjust the angle and height of the seat support to the driver. Move the lever up or down ADJUSTMENTcushion. to adjust the seat lumbar area. Reclining To recline the outboard seatbacks, pull up on the lever and lean back. To recline the center seat, pull up on the strap located on the lower right-hand portion of the seatback and lean back. The recline feature allows adjustment of the seat- back 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 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-5
  24. 24. section. Also, the seatback can be reclined toallow occupants to rest when the vehicle isstopped and the transmission is in P (Park). WARNING● After adjustment, gently rock in the seat to make sure it is securely locked.● Do not ride in a moving vehicle when the seatback is reclined. This can be dangerous. The shoulder belt will not be against your body. In an accident, you could be thrown into it and receive neck or other serious injuries. You could also slide under the lap belt and WRS0469 LRS0331 receive serious internal injuries. Tip up for easy entry to the 3rd row Then ᭺ lift up on the lower corner of the seat 2● For the most effective protection when base and tip the outboard seating position of the the vehicle is in motion, the seat should The outboard seating positions on the 2nd row 2nd row bench seat forward. To exit the 3rd row be upright. Always sit well back in the bench seat can be tipped forward for easy entry bench seat, lift up on the same seatback latch seat and adjust the seat belt properly. or exit from the 3rd row bench seat. To enter the and fold the seatback forward onto the seat base. See “Precautions on seat belt usage” 3rd row ᭺, lift up on the seatback latch located 1 Then lift up on the seat base and tip it forward. later in this section. on the upper corner of the seatback on the 2nd row bench seat and fold the seatback forward at WARNING an angle over the seat base. This will release the back of the seat so it may be tipped forward. When returning the seatbacks to the up- right position, be certain they are com- pletely secured in the latched position. If they are not completely secured, passen- gers may be injured in an accident or sudden stop.1-6 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  25. 25. HEAD RESTRAINTS WARNING Head restraints supplement the other ve- hicle safety systems. They may provide additional protection against injury in cer- tain rear end collisions. Adjust the head restraints properly, as specified in this section. Check the adjustment after someone else uses the seat. Do not attach anything to the head restraint stalks or remove the head restraint. Do not use the seat if the head restraint has been re- LRS0514 moved. If the head restraint was removed, LRS2018 reinstall and properly adjust the head re-ARMREST straint before an occupant uses the seat- The illustration shows the seating positions ing position. Failure to follow these in- equipped with head restraints. All of the headTo use the center armrest on the 2nd row bench restraints are adjustable. structions can reduce the effectiveness ofseat, pull on the tab in the center of the seat andfold it down to the resting position. the head restraints. This may increase the ᭡ Indicates the seating position is equipped with risk of serious injury or death in a a head restraint. collision. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-7
  26. 26. LRS0887 WRS0134 LRS0888Components Adjustment To raise the head restraint, pull it up. 1. Head restraint Adjust the head restraint so the center is level with the center of the seat occupant’s ears. 2. Adjustment notches 3. Lock knob 4. Stalks1-8 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  27. 27. LRS0889 LRS0890 LRS0891To lower, push and hold the lock knob and push Removal Installthe head restraint down. Use the following procedure to remove the ad- 1. Align the head restraint stalks with the holes justable head restraints. in the seat. Make sure the head restraint is facing the correct direction. The stalk with the adjustment notches ᭺ must be installed 1. Pull the head restraint up to the highest 1 in the hole with the lock knob ᭺. position. 2 2. Push and hold the lock knob. 2. Push and hold the lock knob and push the 3. Remove the head restraint from the seat. head restraint down. 4. Store the head restraint properly so it is not 3. Properly adjust the head restraint before an loose in the vehicle. occupant uses the seating position. 5. Reinstall and properly adjust the head re- straint before an occupant uses the seating position. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-9
  28. 28. Adjust the Active Head Restraints properly as described in this section. ADJUSTABLE HEADREST (if so equipped) WARNING The adjustable headrests supplement the other vehicle safety systems. They may provide additional protection against in- jury in certain rear end collisions. Adjust the headrests properly, as specified in this section. Check the adjustment after someone else uses the seat. Do not attach SPA1025 anything to the adjustable headrest stalks LRS2019Front-seat Active Head Restraints or remove the adjustable headrests. Do The illustration shows the seating positions not use the seat if the adjustable head- equipped with adjustable headrests. All of theThe Active Head Restraint moves forward utiliz- rests have been removed. If the headrest headrests are adjustable.ing the force that the seatback receives from the was removed, reinstall and properly adjustoccupant in a rear-end collision. The movement Ⅲ Indicates the seating position is equipped with the headrest before an occupant uses theof the head restraint helps support the occu- an adjustable headrest. seating position. Failure to follow thesepant’s head by reducing its backward movement instructions can reduce the effectiveness + Indicates the seating position is not equippedand helping absorb some of the forces that may of the adjustable headrests. This may in- with a head restraint or adjustable headrest.lead to whiplash-type injuries. crease the risk of serious injury or death inActive Head Restraints are effective for collisions a collision.at low to medium speeds in which it is said thatwhiplash injury occurs most.Active Head Restraints operate only in certainrear-end collisions. After the collision, the headrestraints return to their original position.1-10 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  29. 29. LRS0887 WRS0134 LRS0888Components Adjustment To raise the headrest, pull it up.1. Adjustable headrest Adjust the headrest so the center is level with the center of the seat occupant’s ears.2. Adjustment notches3. Lock knob4. Stalks Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-11
  30. 30. LRS0889 LRS0890 LRS0891To lower, push and hold the lock knob and push Removal Installthe headrest down. Use the following procedure to remove the ad- 1. Align the headrest stalks with the holes in justable headrests. the seat. Make sure the headrest is facing the correct direction. The stalk with the ad- justment notches ᭺ must be installed in the 1. Pull the headrest up to the highest position. 1 2. Push and hold the lock knob. hole with the lock knob ᭺. 2 3. Remove the headrest from the seat. 2. Push and hold the lock knob and push the headrest down. 4. Store the headrest properly so it is not loose in the vehicle. 3. Properly adjust the headrest before an oc- cupant uses the seating position. 5. Reinstall and properly adjust the headrest before an occupant uses the seating posi- tion.1-12 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  31. 31. FLEXIBLE SEATING ● If the head restraints are removed for any reason, they should be securely WARNING stored to prevent them from causing● Never allow anyone to ride in the cargo injury to passengers or damage to the area or on the rear seats when they are vehicle in case of sudden braking or an in the fold-down position. In a collision, accident. people riding in these areas without ● When returning the seatbacks to the proper restraints are more likely to be upright position, be certain they are seriously injured or killed. completely secured in the latched posi-● Do not allow people to ride in any area tion. If they are not completely secured, of your vehicle that is not equipped with passengers may be injured in an acci- seats and seat belts. Be sure everyone dent or sudden stop. in your vehicle is in a seat and using a ● Properly secure all cargo to help pre- seat belt properly. vent it from sliding or shifting. Do not LRS0608● Do not fold down the rear seats when place cargo higher than the seatbacks. Folding the front passenger’s seatback In a sudden stop or collision, unsecured occupants are in the rear seat area or cargo could cause personal injury. (if so equipped) any luggage is on the rear seats. To fold the front passenger’s seatback flat for● Head restraints should be adjusted extra storage length when transporting long properly as they may provide significant items: protection against injury in an accident. Always replace and adjust them prop- ᭺ 1 Slide the seat to the rearmost position. Lift erly if they have been removed for any up on the recline lever, located on the out- reason. side edge of the seat, and fold the seatback forward as far as it will go. Then lift up on the latch located on the upper corner of the seatback to release the back of the seat. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-13
  32. 32. 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 WRS0472᭺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 Lower the head restraints to the full “down” position. Pull the strap forward, located in push it up to an upright position. Then pull up the center of each seat cushion, and fold on the recline lever and lean the seatback to each seat cushion toward the front of the a proper seating position. Release the lever vehicle. to lock the seatback in position.1-14 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  33. 33. WRS0910 LRS0658 WRS0471᭺2 Then lift up on the recline lever on the side of ᭺ 3 There is a carpet panel flap on the back of ᭺ 4 The carpet panel flap provides a level cargo the outboard seats to fold the outboard seat- each seat that can be folded toward the floor when the 3rd row seats are also folded backs flat. To fold the center seatback flat, back of the vehicle. flat. pull up on the strap on the edge of the center 5. To return the outboard 2nd row bench seats seat cushion and fold the seatback toward to a seating position, reverse the process for the front of the vehicle. the outboard seats. 6. To return the center seat to a seating posi- tion, lift up on the pull strap on the back of the seat base while lifting on the seatback. Then push the seat cushion back into place. Make sure to properly raise the seat- back to an upright position and push the seat cushion down into place. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-15
  34. 34. To return the 3rd row seats to a seating position, use the pull straps to raise each seatback. Pull back until the seatbacks latch into position. Make sure to properly raise each seatback to an upright and secured position. LRS0653Folding the 3rd row seatsTo fold the 3rd row seats flat for maximum cargocapacity: 1. Make sure that the head restraints are low- ered. 2. Stow the 3rd row seat belts in the seat belt hooks found on the sides of the cargo area. See “Seat belt hook” later in this section. 3. Pull up on the latch located in the upper corner of each seatback and lower the seat- back forward over the seat base.1-16 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  35. 35. 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 with both feet on the floor, your chancesof being injured or killed in an accident and/or theseverity of injury may be greatly reduced.NISSAN strongly encourages you and all of yourpassengers to buckle up every time you drive,even if your seating position includes a supple-mental air bag.Most U.S. states and Canadian provincesor territories specify that seat belts be wornat all times when a vehicle is being driven. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-17
  36. 36. SSS0134 SSS0016 WARNING WARNING● Every person who drives or rides in this ● The seat belt should be properly ad- vehicle should use a seat belt at all justed to a snug fit. Failure to do so may times. Children should be properly re- reduce the effectiveness of the entire strained in the rear seat and, if appro- restraint system and increase the priate, in a child restraint. chance or severity of injury in an acci- dent. Serious injury or death can occur if the seat belt is not worn properly.1-18 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  37. 37. ● Be sure the seat belt tongue is securely ● Once a seat belt pretensioner has acti- fastened to the proper buckle. vated, it cannot be reused and must be replaced together with the retractor. ● Do not wear the seat belt inside out or See your NISSAN dealer. twisted. Doing so may reduce its effectiveness. ● Removal and installation of preten- sioner system components should be ● Do not allow more than one person to done by a NISSAN dealer. use the same seat belt. ● All seat belt assemblies, including re- ● Never carry more people in the vehicle tractors and attaching hardware, than there are seat belts. should be inspected after any collision ● If the seat belt warning light glows con- by a NISSAN dealer. NISSAN recom- tinuously while the ignition is turned mends that all seat belt assemblies in ON with all doors closed and all seat use during a collision be replaced un- SSS0014 belts fastened, it may indicate a mal- less the collision was minor and the function in the system. Have the system belts show no damage and continue to WARNING checked by a NISSAN dealer. operate properly. Seat belt assemblies● Always route the shoulder belt over ● No changes should be made to the seat not in use during a collision should also your shoulder and across your chest. belt system. For example, do not modify be inspected and replaced if either Never put the belt behind your back, the seat belt, add material, or install damage or improper operation is noted. under your arm or across your neck. The devices that may change the seat belt ● All child restraints and attaching hard- belt should be away from your face and routing or tension. Doing so may affect ware should be inspected after any col- neck, but not falling off your shoulder. the operation of the seat belt system. lision. Always follow the restraint● Position the lap belt as low and snug as Modifying or tampering with the seat manufacturer’s inspection instructions possible AROUND THE HIPS, NOT THE belt system may result in serious per- and replacement recommendations. WAIST. A lap belt worn too high could sonal injury. The child restraints should be replaced increase the risk of internal injuries in if they are damaged. an accident. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-19
  38. 38. PREGNANT WOMEN THREE-POINT TYPE SEAT BELTNISSAN recommends that pregnant women use WITH RETRACTORseat belts. The seat belt should be worn snug andalways position the lap belt as low as possible WARNINGaround the hips, not the waist. Place the shoulder ● Every person who drives or rides in thisbelt over your shoulder and across your chest. vehicle should use a seat belt at allNever run the lap/shoulder belt over your ab- times.dominal area. Contact your doctor for specificrecommendations. ● Do not ride in a moving vehicle when the seatback is reclined. This can beINJURED PERSONS dangerous. The shoulder belt will not be against your body. In an accident,NISSAN recommends that injured persons use you could be thrown into it and receiveseat belts. Check with your doctor for specific neck or other serious injuries. Yourecommendations. WRS0174 could also slide under the lap belt and receive serious internal injuries. Manual seat shown ● For the most effective protection when Fastening the seat belts the vehicle is in motion, the seat should be upright. Always sit well back in the ᭺ 1 Adjust the seat. See “Seats” earlier in this section. seat with both feet on the floor and adjust the seat belt properly.1-20 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  39. 39. The Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) mode allows the seat belt to extend and retract to allow the driver and passengers some freedom of movement in the seat. The ELR locks the seat belt when the vehicle slows down rapidly or during certain impacts. The Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) mode (child restraint mode) locks the seat belt for child restraint installation. When the ALR mode is activated, the seat belt cannot be extended again until the seat belt tongue is detached from the buckle and fully retracted. The seat belt returns to the ELR mode WRS0137 WRS0138 after the seat belt fully retracts. See “Child re-᭺2 Slowly pull the seat belt out of the retractor ᭺ 3 Position the lap belt portion low and snug straints” later in this section for more information. and insert the tongue into the buckle until on the hips as shown. you hear and feel the latch engage. The ALR mode should be used only for ᭺ 4 Pull the shoulder belt portion toward the child restraint installation. During normal ● The retractor is designed to lock dur- retractor to take up extra slack. Be sure the seat belt use by an occupant, the ALR mode ing a sudden stop or on impact. A shoulder belt is routed over your shoulder should not be activated. If it is activated, it slow pulling motion permits the seat and across your chest. belt to move and allows you some may cause uncomfortable seat belt ten- The front passenger seat and the rear seating sion. It can also change the operation of freedom of movement in the seat. positions three-point seat belts have two modes the front passenger air bag. See “Front ● If the seat belt cannot be pulled from of operation: passenger air bag and status light” later in its fully retracted position, firmly pull this section. ● Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) the belt and release it. Then smoothly pull the belt out of the re- ● Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) tractor. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-21
  40. 40. To increase your confidence in the seat belts, WARNING check the operation as follows:When fastening the seat belts, be certainthat the seatbacks are completely se- ● Grasp the shoulder belt and pull forwardcured in the latched position. If they are quickly. The retractor should lock and re-not completely secured, passengers may strict further belt movement.be injured in an accident or sudden stop. If the retractor does not lock during this check or if you have any questions about seat belt opera- tion, see a NISSAN dealer. WRS0139 Unfastening the seat belts ᭺ 1 To unfasten the seat belt, press the button on the buckle. The seat belt automatically re- tracts. Checking seat belt operation Seat belt retractors are designed to lock seat belt movement by two separate methods: ● When the seat belt is pulled quickly from the retractor. ● When the vehicle slows down rapidly.1-22 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  41. 41. 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. LRS0242 LRS0515 Front and 2nd row outboard seats Seat belt hookShoulder belt height adjustment (front When the seat belt is not in use and when foldingand 2nd row outboard seats) down the rear seats, hook the rear seat belts onThe shoulder belt anchor height should be ad- the seat belt hooks.justed to the position best for you. (See “Precau- SEAT BELT EXTENDERStions on seat belt usage” earlier in this section.)To adjust, pull out ᭺ the adjustment button and 1 If, because of body size or driving position, it ismove the shoulder belt anchor ᭺ to the desired 2 not possible to properly fit the lap/shoulder beltposition, so the belt passes over the center of the and fasten it, an extender that is compatible withshoulder. The belt should be away from your face the installed seat belts is available that can be purchased. The extender adds approximately 8 inand neck, but not falling off your shoulder. Re- (200 mm) of length and may be used for eitherlease the adjustment button to lock the shoulder the driver or front passenger seating position.belt anchor into position. See a NISSAN dealer for assistance with pur- chasing an extender if an extender is required. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-23
  42. 42. CHILD SAFETY ● Periodically check to see that the seat Children need adults to help protect them. WARNING belt and the metal components, such as They need to be properly restrained.● 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, In addition to the general information in this original equipment seat belts, should deterioration, cuts or other damage on the manual, child safety information is available from be used with NISSAN seat belts. webbing is found, the entire seat belt as- many other sources, including doctors, teachers, sembly should be replaced. government traffic safety offices, and community● Adults and children who can use the organizations. Every child is different, so be sure standard seat belt should not use an to learn the best way to transport your child. extender. Such unnecessary use could result in serious personal injury in the There are three basic types of child restraint event of an accident. systems:● Never use seat belt extenders to install ● Rear-facing child restraint child restraints. If the child restraint is not secured properly, the child could be ● Forward-facing child restraint seriously injured in a collision or a sud- ● Booster seat den stop. The proper restraint depends on the child’s size.SEAT BELT MAINTENANCE Generally, infants up to about 1 year and less ● To clean the seat belt webbing, apply a than 20 lbs (9 kg) should be placed in rear-facing mild soap solution or any solution recom- child restraints. Forward-facing child restraints mended for cleaning upholstery or carpet. are available for children who outgrow rear- Then wipe with a cloth and allow the seat facing child restraints and are at least 1 year old. belts to dry in the shade. Do not allow the Booster seats are used to help position a vehicle seat belts to retract until they are completely lap/shoulder belt on a child who can no longer dry. use a forward-facing child restraint. ● If dirt builds up in the shoulder belt guide of the seat belt anchors, the seat belts may retract slowly. Wipe the shoulder belt guide with a clean, dry cloth.1-24 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  43. 43. tem (air bag system) for the front passen- LARGER CHILDREN WARNING ger. See “Supplemental restraint system”Infants and children need special protec- later in this section. Children who are too large for child restraintstion. The vehicle’s seat belts may not fit should be seated and restrained by the seat beltsthem properly. The shoulder belt may INFANTS which are provided. The seat belt may not fitcome too close to the face or neck. The Infants up to at least 1 year old should be placed properly if the child is less than 4 ft 9 in (142.5lap belt may not fit over their small hip in a rear-facing child restraint. NISSAN recom- cm) tall and weighs between 40 lbs (18 kg) andbones. In an accident, an improperly fit- mends that infants be placed in child restraints 80 lbs (36 kg). A booster seat should be used toting seat belt could cause serious or fatal that comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety obtain proper seat belt fit.injury. Always use appropriate child Standards or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safetyrestraints. NISSAN recommends that a child be placed in a Standards. You should choose a child restraint commercially available booster seat if the shoul-All U.S. states and Canadian provinces or terri- that fits your vehicle and always follow the manu- der belt fits close to the face or neck or if the lap facturer’s instructions for installation and use.tories require the use of approved child restraints portion of the seat belt goes across the abdo-for infants and small children. See “Child re- SMALL CHILDREN men. The booster seat should raise the child sostraints” later in this section. that the shoulder belt is properly positioned Children that are over one year old and weigh atA child restraint may be secured in the vehicle by across the top, middle portion of the shoulder least 20 lbs (9 kg) can be placed in a forward-using either the LATCH (Lower Anchor and Teth- and the lap belt is low on the hips. A booster seat facing child restraint. Refer to the manufacturer’sers for CHildren) system or with the vehicle seat instructions for minimum and maximum weight can only be used in seating positions that have abelt. See the “Child restraints” section for more and height recommendations. NISSAN recom- three-point type seat belt. The booster seatinformation. mends that small children be placed in child should fit the vehicle seat and have a label certi- restraints that comply with Federal Motor Vehicle fying that it complies with Federal Motor VehicleNISSAN recommends that all pre-teens Safety Standards or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards or Canadian Motor Vehicleand children be restrained in the rear seat. Safety Standards. You should choose a child Safety Standards. Once the child has grown soStudies show that children are safer when restraint that fits your vehicle and always follow the shoulder belt is no longer on or near the faceproperly restrained in the rear seat than in the manufacturer’s instructions for installation and neck, use the shoulder belt without thethe front seat. and use. booster seat.This is especially important because yourvehicle has a supplemental restraint sys- Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-25
  44. 44. CHILD RESTRAINTS WARNINGNever let a child stand or kneel on anyseat and do not allow a child in the cargoarea. The child could be seriously injuredor killed in a sudden stop or collision. ARS1098 WRS0256 PRECAUTIONS ON CHILD WARNING RESTRAINTS ● Failure to follow the warnings and in- structions for proper use and installa- tion of child restraints could result in serious injury or death of a child or other passengers in a sudden stop or collision: – The child restraint must be used and installed properly. Always follow all of the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions for installation and use.1-26 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  45. 45. – Infants and children should never be – Child restraint anchor points are de- This vehicle is equipped with a universal child held on anyone’s lap. Even the stron- signed to withstand loads from child restraint anchor system, referred to as the LATCH gest adult cannot resist the forces of restraints that are properly fitted. (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) sys- a collision. tem. Some child restraints include rigid or – Never use the anchor points for adult webbing-mounted attachments that can be con-– Do not put a seat belt around both a seat belts or harnesses. nected to these anchors. For details, see “LATCH child and another passenger. – A child restraint with a top tether (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) sys-– NISSAN recommends that all child strap should not be used in the front tem” later in this section. restraints be installed in the rear passenger seat. seat. Studies show that children are If you do not have a LATCH compatible child – Keep seatbacks as upright as pos- restraint, the vehicle seat belts can be used. safer when properly restrained in the sible after fitting the child restraint. rear seat than in the front seat. If you Several manufacturers offer child restraints for must install a forward-facing child – Infants and children should always infants and children of various sizes. When se- restraint in the front seat, see be placed in an appropriate child re- lecting any child restraint, keep the following “Forward-facing child restraint in- straint while in the vehicle. points in mind: stallation using the seat belts” later ● When the child restraint is not in use, in this section. keep it secured with the LATCH system ● Choose only a restraint with a label certifying– Even with the NISSAN Advanced Air or a seat belt. In a sudden stop or colli- that it complies with Federal Motor Vehicle Bag System, never install a rear- sion, loose objects can injure occu- Safety Standard 213 or Canadian Motor facing child restraint in the front pants or damage the vehicle. Vehicle Safety Standard 213. seat. An inflating air bag could seri- ● Check the child restraint in your vehicle to be ously injure or kill a child. A rear- CAUTION sure it is compatible with the vehicle’s seat facing child restraint must only be and seat belt system. used in the rear seat. A child restraint in a closed vehicle can become very hot. Check the seating sur-– Be sure to purchase a child restraint face and buckles before placing a child in that will fit the child and vehicle. the child restraint. Some child restraints may not fit properly in your vehicle. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-27

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