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®                       2011       VE R SA                                  OWNER’S MANUALFor your safety, read carefully ...
FOREWORD                                                                                                       READ FIRST—...
WHEN READING THE MANUALMODIFICATION OF YOUR VEHICLE               This manual includes information for all options        ...
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65                                            BLUETOOTH௡ is aWARNING                               ...
NISSAN CUSTOMER CARE PROGRAMNISSAN CARES . . .Both NISSAN and your NISSAN dealer are dedicated to serving all your automot...
Table of   Illustrated table of contents                                      0Contents   Safety—Seats, seat belts and sup...
0 Illustrated table of contentsAir bags, seat belts and child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2                  ...
AIR BAGS, SEAT BELTS AND CHILDRESTRAINTS                                               1. Supplemental front-impact air ba...
EXTERIOR FRONT                           1.    Engine hood (P. 3-22)                           2.    Windshield wiper and ...
EXTERIOR REAR                                              Hatchback                                              1.   Rea...
Sedan          1.   Interior trunk lid release (P. 3-26 )          2.   Rear window defroster switch (P. 2-20)          3....
PASSENGER COMPARTMENT                                              1.  Cargo cover (if so equipped)                       ...
INSTRUMENT PANEL                                                                                                6.    Crui...
27.   Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) off      switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-24)*:Refer to the separate Navigation System Ow...
ENGINE COMPARTMENT CHECKLOCATIONS                                     HR16DE                                     1.  Engin...
MR18DE                                               1.  Engine oil filler cap (P. 8-10)                                  ...
WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTS Warning          Name            Page   Warning           Name             Page   Warning        ...
Indicator           Name             Page   Indicator           Name               Page    light                          ...
1 Safety—Seats, seat belts andsupplemental restraint systemSeats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....
SEATS                                                                                          ● The seatback should not b...
WRS0692                                                WRS0693                                              WRS0694Forward...
WARNING                                              ● Never allow anyone to ride in the cargo                            ...
WARNING                                                      ● Never allow anyone to ride in the cargo                    ...
HEAD RESTRAINTS (Hatchbackmodel and front seats of Sedanmodel)                  WARNINGHead restraints supplement the othe...
WRS0134                                                 LRS0888                                         LRS0889Adjustment ...
LRS0890                                              LRS0891                                              SPA1025Removal  ...
Adjust the Active Head Restraints properly asdescribed in this section.ADJUSTABLE HEADREST (rear seatsfor Sedan model)    ...
WRS0134                                           LRS0888                                         LRS0889Adjustment       ...
LRS0890                                             LRS0891Removal                                              InstallUse...
SEAT BELTS                                                                  SSS0136PRECAUTIONS ON SEAT BELTUSAGEIf you are...
SSS0134                                       SSS0016                 WARNING                                             ...
● Be sure the seat belt tongue is securely    ● Once a seat belt pretensioner has acti-                                   ...
PREGNANT WOMEN                                       THREE-POINT TYPE SEAT BELTNISSAN recommends that pregnant women use  ...
The Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) mode                                                                                ...
To increase your confidence in the seat belts,                 WARNING                                                    ...
WRS0913                                         SSS0241Center of the rear seat (if so equipped                            ...
᭺1   Hold the connector tongue so that the seat                                                          To connect the bu...
WARNING                          ● Adults and children who can use the                                                    ...
CHILD SAFETYChildren need adults to help protect them.                                                                   I...
CHILD RESTRAINTSLARGER CHILDREN                                                          WARNINGChildren who are too large...
– Infants and children should never be         – Child restraint anchor points are de-                                    ...
This vehicle is equipped with a universal child       ● If the child restraint is compatible with yourrestraint anchor sys...
LATCH lower anchor                  WARNINGFailure to follow the warnings and instruc-tions for proper use and installatio...
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2011 VERSA OWNER'S MANUAL

  1. 1. ® 2011 VE R SA 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 In addition to factory installed options, your ve- Before driving your vehicle, please read thisowners. This vehicle is delivered to you with hicle may also be equipped with additional ac- Owner’s Manual carefully. This will ensure famil-confidence. It was produced using the latest cessories installed by Nissan or by your autho- iarity with controls and maintenance require-techniques and strict quality control. rized Nissan dealer prior to delivery. It is important ments, assisting you in the safe operation of your that you familiarize yourself with all disclosures, vehicle.This manual was prepared to help you under- warnings, cautions and instructions concerningstand the operation and maintenance of your proper use of such accessories prior to operating WARNINGvehicle so that you may enjoy many miles (kilome- the vehicle and/or accessory. Please see yourters) of driving pleasure. Please read through this dealer for details concerning the particular ac- IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION RE-manual before operating your vehicle. cessories with which your vehicle is equipped. MINDERS FOR SAFETY!A separate Warranty Information Booklet Follow these important driving rules toexplains details about the warranties cov- help ensure a safe and comfortable tripering your vehicle. The “NISSAN Service for you and your passengers!and Maintenance Guide” explains details ● NEVER drive under the influence of al-about maintaining and servicing your ve- cohol or drugs.hicle. Additionally, a separate CustomerCare/Lemon Law Booklet (U.S. only) will ● ALWAYS observe posted speed limitsexplain how to resolve any concerns you and never drive too fast for conditions.may have with your vehicle, as well as ● ALWAYS give your full attention to drivingclarify your rights under your state’s lemon and avoid using vehicle features or takinglaw. other actions that could distract you.Your NISSAN dealership knows your vehicle ● ALWAYS use your seat belts and appro-best. When you require any service or have any priate child restraint systems. Preteenquestions, they will be glad to assist you with the children should be seated in the rear seat.extensive resources available to them. ● 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 aWARNING trademark owned by WARNING Bluetooth SIG, Inc., U.S.A. and licensedEngine exhaust, some of its constituents,and certain vehicle components contain to Xanavi Informaticsor emit chemicals known to the State of Corporation.California to cause cancer and birth de-fects or other reproductive harm. In addi- XM Radio௡ requirestion, certain fluids contained in vehiclesand certain products of component wear subscription, soldcontain or emit chemicals known to the separately. NotState of California to cause cancer and available in Alaska,birth defects or other reproductive harm. Hawaii or Guam.CALIFORNIA PERCHLORATE For moreADVISORY information, visit www.xmradio.com.Some vehicle parts, such as lithium batter-ies, may contain perchlorate material. Thefollowing advisory is provided: “PerchlorateMaterial – special handling may apply, Seewww.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate/”. © Nissan Mexicana, S. A. de C. V. 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, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Nissan Mexicana, S. A. de C. V.
  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 Display screen, heater, air conditioner, audio and phone 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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-7Exterior front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-3 Engine compartment check locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-9Exterior rear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-4 Warning/indicator lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-11Passenger compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-6
  8. 8. AIR BAGS, SEAT BELTS AND CHILDRESTRAINTS 1. Supplemental front-impact air bag modules (P. 1-41) 2. Roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bag (P. 1-41) 3. Front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bag (P. 1-41) 4. Front seat belts (P. 1-12) 5. Head Restraints (P. 1-6) 6. Rear seat belts (P. 1-12) 7. LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) system (P. 1-24) 8. Seat belt with pretensioner (P. 1-54) 9. Seats (P. 1-2) 10. Occupant classification sensor (pressure sensor) (P. 1-41) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. WII01570-2 Illustrated table of contents
  9. 9. EXTERIOR FRONT 1. Engine hood (P. 3-22) 2. Windshield wiper and washer switch (P. 2-19) 3. Windshield (P. 8-21) 4. Moonroof (if so equipped) (P. 2-34) 5. Power windows (if so equipped) (P. 2-31) 6. Door locks, keyfob (if so equipped), NISSAN Intelligent Key ™ (if so equipped), keys (P. 3-4, 3-7, 3-2, 3-2) 7. Mirrors (P. 3-30) 8. Tire pressure (P. 8-36) 9. Flat tire (P. 6-2) 10. Tire chains (P. 8-43) 11. Headlight and turn signal switch (P. 2-21) 12. Replacing bulbs (P. 8-31) 13. Fog light switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-21) 14. Tie down hook (P. 6-13) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. WII0178 Illustrated table of contents 0-3
  10. 10. EXTERIOR REAR Hatchback 1. Rear hatch opener s witch/NISSAN Intelligent Key™ (if so equipped) (P. 3-23, 3-13) 2. Rear window defroster switch (P. 2-20) 3. Antenna (P. 4-54) 4. Child safety rear door locks (P. 3-7) 5. Fuel-filler door (P. 3-26) 6. Fuel-filler cap, fuel recommendation (P. 3-27, 9-4) 7. Replacing bulbs (P. 8-31) 8. Interior hatch release (P. 3-24) 9. Rear window washer (P. 2-20) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. WII00930-4 Illustrated table of contents
  11. 11. Sedan 1. Interior trunk lid release (P. 3-26 ) 2. Rear window defroster switch (P. 2-20) 3. Antenna (P. 4-54) 4. Child safety rear door locks (P. 3-7) 5. Fuel-filler door (P. 3-26) 6. Fuel-filler cap, fuel recommendation (P. 3-27, 9-4) 7. Replacing bulbs (P. 8-31) 8. Trunk opener switch/NISSAN Intelligent Key ™ (if so equipped) (P. 3-24 / 3-13) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details.WII0102 Illustrated table of contents 0-5
  12. 12. PASSENGER COMPARTMENT 1. Cargo cover (if so equipped) (hatchback model only) (P. 2-29) 2. Rear seat (P. 1-4) 3. Interior lights (P. 2-36) 4. Front seat (P. 1-2) 5. Sun visors (P. 3-29) 6. Moonroof switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-34) 7. Map lights (if so equipped) (P. 2-36) 8. Sunglasses holder (if so equipped) (P. 2-27) 9. Glove box (P. 2-28) 10. Parking brake, parking on hills (P. 5-24, 5-28) 11. Rear armrest (if so equipped) (P. 1-5) See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. LII00830-6 Illustrated table of contents
  13. 13. INSTRUMENT PANEL 6. Cruise control main/set switches (if so equipped) (P. 5-25) 7. Windshield wiper/washer switch (P. 2-19, 2-20) 8. Audio system (if so equipped) (P. 4-17) 9. Covered storage bin (P. 2-25)/iPodா outlet (if so equipped) (P. 4-47)/USB interface (if so equipped) (P. 4-51) 10. Center ventilator (P. 4-8) 11. Hazard warning flasher switch (P. 2-23) 12. Passenger’s supplemental air bag (P. 1-41) 13. Glove box (P. 2-28) 14. Side ventilator (P. 4-8) 15. Navigation system* (if so equipped) (P. 4-2) 16. Cup holders (P. 2-27) 17. Shift selector (P. 5-14) 18. Defroster switch (P. 2-20) 19. Climate control (P. 4-9) WIC1599 20. Passenger air bag status light (P. 1-49) 21. Ignition switch (P. 5-7)1. Outside mirror control switch 3. Steering wheel switch for audio control 22. Tilt steering (P. 3-29) (if so equipped) (P. 3-31) and Bluetoothா Hands-Free Phone 23. Instrument brightness control (P. 2-22)2. Headlight/fog light (if so equipped)/turn System (if so equipped) (P. 4-53, 4-56) 24. Hood release lever (P. 3-22) signal switch (P. 2-21) 4. Driver’s supplemental air bag/horn 25. Fuel-filler lid release lever (P. 3-26) (P. 1-41, 2-24) 26. Fuse block (P. 8-24) 5. Meters and gauges (P. 2-3) Illustrated table of contents 0-7
  14. 14. 27. Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) off switch (if so equipped) (P. 2-24)*:Refer to the separate Navigation System Own-er’s Manual (if so equipped).See the page number indicated in paren-theses for operating details.0-8 Illustrated table of contents
  15. 15. ENGINE COMPARTMENT CHECKLOCATIONS HR16DE 1. Engine oil filler cap (P. 8-10) 2. Brake and clutch (*1) fluid reservoir (P. 8-15) 3. Air cleaner (P. 8-21) 4. Battery (P. 8-17) 5. Fuse/fusible link box (P. 8-24) 6. Automatic transmission fluid (ATF) dipstick (*2) (P. 8-14) 7. Radiator cap (P. 8-8) 8. Engine coolant reservoir (P. 8-8) 9. Engine oil dipstick (P. 8-10) 10. Drive belt location (P. 8-19) 11. Windshield-washer fluid reservoir (P. 8-16) *1 For Manual Transmission (M/T) model *2 For Automatic Transmission (A/T) model See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. WDI0715 Illustrated table of contents 0-9
  16. 16. MR18DE 1. Engine oil filler cap (P. 8-10) 2. Brake and clutch (*1) fluid reservoir (P. 8-15) 3. Air cleaner (P. 8-21) 4. Battery (P. 8-17) 5. Fuse/fusible link box (P. 8-24) 6. Automatic/Continuously variable transmission fluid (ATF) dipstick (*2) (P. 8-14) 7. Radiator cap (P. 8-8) 8. Engine oil dipstick (P. 8-10) 9. Engine coolant reservoir (P. 8-8) 10. Drive belt location (P.8-19) 11. Windshield-washer fluid reservoir (P. 8-16) *1 For Manual Transmission (M/T) model *2 For Automatic Transmission (A/T) model/Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) model See the page number indicated in paren- theses for operating details. WDI07330-10 Illustrated table of contents
  17. 17. WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTS Warning Name Page Warning Name Page Warning Name Page light light light Anti-lock Braking 2-8 High temperature 2-10 P position selecting 2-12 System (ABS) warn- warning light (red) warning light (for or ing light (if so models with equipped) Low fuel warning 2-10 NISSAN Intelligent light Key™) (if so equipped) Brake warning light 2-8 Low tire pressure 2-10 warning light (if so Seat belt warning 2-12 or equipped) light and chime Low windshield- 2-11 Supplemental air 2-12 washer fluid warning bag warning light Charge warning light 2-9 light (if so equipped) Indicator Name Page NISSAN Intelligent 2-11 light Key ™ lock warning Door open warning 2-9 light (M/T models) (if Automatic Transmis- 2-13 light so equipped) sion (A/T) / Con- tinuously Variable Electric power 2-9 NISSAN Intelligent 2-12 Transmission (CVT) steering warning Key ™ warning light position indicator light (if so equipped) light (if so equipped) Engine oil pressure 2-10 warning light Illustrated table of contents 0-11
  18. 18. Indicator Name Page Indicator Name Page light light Cruise main switch 2-13 Security indicator 2-14 indicator light (if so light equipped) Slip indicator light (if 2-15 Cruise set switch 2-13 so equipped) indicator light (if so equipped) Turn signal/hazard 2-15 indicator lights Front passenger air 2-13 bag status light Vehicle Dynamic 2-15 Control (VDC) off High beam indicator 2-13 indicator light (if so light (blue) equipped) Low temperature 2-13 indicator light (blue) Malfunction Indica- 2-14 tor Light (MIL) Overdrive OFF indi- 2-14 cator light (A/T / CVT models)0-12 Illustrated table of contents
  19. 19. 1 Safety—Seats, seat belts andsupplemental restraint systemSeats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 Precautions on child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-22 Front manual seat adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Folding rear seat (if so equipped). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4 CHildren) System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-24 Head restraints (Hatchback model and front Rear-facing child restraint installation using seats of Sedan model) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6 LATCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-27 Adjustable headrest Rear-facing child restraint installation using (rear seats for Sedan model). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-9 the seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-29Seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12 Forward-facing child restraint installation Precautions on seat belt usage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12 using LATCH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-32 Pregnant women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-15 Forward-facing child restraint installation Injured persons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-15 using the seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-33 Three-point type seat belt with retractor . . . . . . . . . . 1-15 Installing top tether strap (hatchback model) . . . . . . 1-37 Seat belt extenders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-20 Installing top tether strap (sedan model). . . . . . . . . . 1-37 Seat belt maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-20 Booster seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-38Child safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-21 Supplemental restraint system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-41 Infants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-21 Precautions on supplemental restraint Small children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-21 system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-41 Larger children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-22 Supplemental air bag warning labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-55Child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-22 Supplemental air bag warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-55
  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 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. WRS0692 WRS0693 WRS0694Forward and backward Reclining Seat lifter (if so equipped for driver’sPull the lever up and hold it while you slide the To recline the seatback, pull the lever up and lean seat)seat forward or backward to the desired position. back. To bring the seatback forward, pull the lever Pull up or push down the adjusting lever to adjustRelease the lever to lock the seat in position. up and lean your body forward. Release the lever the seat height until the desired position is to lock the seatback in position. achieved. 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 P (Park) or N (Neutral) position with the parking brake fully applied. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-3
  22. 22. WARNING ● Never allow anyone to ride in the cargo area or on the rear seat when it is in the fold-down position. Use of these areas by passengers without proper restraints could result in serious injury in an acci- dent or sudden stop. ● Properly secure all cargo with ropes or straps to help prevent it from sliding or shifting. Do not place cargo higher than the seatbacks. In a sudden stop or col- lision, unsecured cargo could cause personal injury. WRS0758 ● When returning the seatbacks to theFOLDING REAR SEAT (if so upright position, be certain they areequipped) completely secured in the latched posi- tion. If they are not completely secured,᭺1 Remove the cargo cover (hatchback model passengers may be injured in an acci- only) from the rear seatback. dent or sudden stop.᭺2 Pull the knob ᭺ to fold each seatback A ● Closely supervise children when they down. are around cars to prevent them from playing and becoming locked in the SSS0591 trunk where they could be seriously in- Type A jured. Keep the car locked, with the rear Interior trunk access (if so equipped seatback and trunk lid securely latched when not in use, and prevent children’s for Sedan models) access to car keys. Type A Fold down the rear center armrest ᭺ and open 1 the trunk access panel ᭺. 21-4 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  23. 23. WARNING ● Never allow anyone to ride in the cargo area or on the rear seat when it is in the fold-down position. Use of these areas by passengers without proper restraints could result in serious injury in an acci- dent or sudden stop. ● Properly secure all cargo with ropes or straps to help prevent it from sliding or shifting. Do not place cargo higher than the seatbacks. In a sudden stop or col- lision, unsecured cargo could cause personal injury. SSS0592 WRS0755 Type B ● When returning the seatbacks to the upright position, be certain they are Center armrest (if so equipped)Type B completely secured in the latched posi- Pull the armrest down until it is horizontal.Pull the knob ᭺ to fold each seatback down ᭺. 1 2 tion. If they are not completely secured, passengers may be injured in an acci-When returning the seatback to the upright posi- dent or sudden stop.tion, make sure the seat belt is routed through the ● Closely supervise children when theyguide ᭺. A are around cars to prevent them from playing and becoming locked in the trunk where they could be seriously in- jured. Keep the car locked, with the rear seatback and trunk lid securely latched when not in use, and prevent children’s access to car keys. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-5
  24. 24. HEAD RESTRAINTS (Hatchbackmodel and front seats of Sedanmodel) WARNINGHead restraints supplement the other ve-hicle safety systems. They may provideadditional protection against injury in cer-tain rear end collisions. Adjust the headrestraints properly, as specified in thissection. Check the adjustment aftersomeone else uses the seat. Do not attachanything to the head restraint stalks orremove the head restraint. Do not use the LRS2000 LRS0887seat if the head restraint has been re- The illustration shows the seating positions Componentsmoved. If the head restraint was removed, equipped with head restraints. All of the headreinstall and properly adjust the head re- restraints are adjustable. 1. Head restraintstraint before an occupant uses the seat- ᭡ Indicates the seating position is equipped with 2. Adjustment notchesing position. Failure to follow these in-structions can reduce the effectiveness of a head restraint. For sedan models only, the rear 3. Lock knobthe head restraints. This may increase the outboard seating positions are headrests. Seerisk of serious injury or death in a “Adjustable headrests”. 4. Stalkscollision. + Indicates the seating position is not equipped with a head restraint or adjustable headrest.1-6 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  25. 25. WRS0134 LRS0888 LRS0889Adjustment To raise the head restraint, pull it up. To lower, push and hold the lock knob and push the head restraint down.Adjust the head restraint so the center is levelwith the center of the seat occupant’s ears. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-7
  26. 26. LRS0890 LRS0891 SPA1025Removal Install Front-seat Active Head RestraintsUse the following procedure to remove the ad- 1. Align the head restraint stalks with the holes The Active Head Restraint moves forward utiliz-justable head restraints. in the seat. Make sure the head restraint is ing the force that the seatback receives from the facing the correct direction. The stalk with occupant in a rear-end collision. The movement the adjustment notches ᭺ must be installed 1. Pull the head restraint up to the highest 1 of the head restraint helps support the occu- in the hole with the lock knob ᭺. position. 2 pant’s head by reducing its backward movement 2. Push and hold the lock knob. and helping absorb some of the forces that may 2. Push and hold the lock knob and push the 3. Remove the head restraint from the seat. head restraint down. lead to whiplash-type injuries. 4. Store the head restraint properly so it is not 3. Properly adjust the head restraint before an Active Head Restraints are effective for collisions loose in the vehicle. occupant uses the seating position. at low to medium speeds in which it is said that whiplash injury occurs most. 5. Reinstall and properly adjust the head re- straint before an occupant uses the seating Active Head Restraints operate only in certain position. rear-end collisions. After the collision, the head restraints return to their original position.1-8 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  27. 27. Adjust the Active Head Restraints properly asdescribed in this section.ADJUSTABLE HEADREST (rear seatsfor Sedan model) WARNINGThe adjustable headrests supplement theother vehicle safety systems. They mayprovide additional protection against in-jury in certain rear end collisions. Adjustthe headrests properly, as specified in thissection. Check the adjustment aftersomeone else uses the seat. Do not attachanything to the adjustable headrest stalks LRS0898 LRS0887or remove the adjustable headrests. Do The illustration shows the seating positions Componentsnot use the seat if the adjustable head- equipped with adjustable headrests. All of therests have been removed. If the headrest headrests are adjustable. 1. Adjustable headrestwas removed, reinstall and properly adjust 2. Adjustment notches ᭡ Indicates the seating position is equipped withthe headrest before an occupant uses the a head restraint. For hatchback models only, the 3. Lock knobseating position. Failure to follow these rear outboard seating positions are head re-instructions can reduce the effectiveness 4. Stalks straints. See “Head restraints”.of the adjustable headrests. This may in-crease the risk of serious injury or death in Ⅲ Indicates the seating position is equipped witha collision. an adjustable headrest. + Indicates the seating position is not equipped with a head restraint or adjustable headrest. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-9
  28. 28. WRS0134 LRS0888 LRS0889Adjustment To raise the headrest, pull it up. To lower, push and hold the lock knob and push the headrest down.Adjust the headrest so the center is level with thecenter of the seat occupant’s ears.1-10 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  29. 29. LRS0890 LRS0891Removal InstallUse the following procedure to remove the ad- 1. Align the headrest stalks with the holes injustable 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. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-11
  30. 30. SEAT BELTS SSS0136PRECAUTIONS ON SEAT BELTUSAGEIf you are wearing your seat belt properly ad-justed and you are sitting upright and well back inyour seat 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.1-12 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  31. 31. SSS0134 SSS0016 WARNING WARNING● Every person who drives or rides in this ● The seat belt should be properly ad- vehicle should use a seat belt at all justed to a snug fit. Failure to do so may times. Children should be properly re- reduce the effectiveness of the entire strained in the rear seat and, if appro- restraint system and increase the priate, in a child restraint. chance or severity of injury in an acci- dent. Serious injury or death can occur if the seat belt is not worn properly. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-13
  32. 32. ● 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.1-14 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  33. 33. 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. WRS0692 could also slide under the lap belt and receive serious internal injuries. Manual front seat shown ● For the most effective protection when Fastening the seat belts the vehicle is in motion, the seat should 1. Adjust the seat. See “Seats” earlier in this be upright. Always sit well back in the section. seat with both feet on the floor and adjust the seat belt properly. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-15
  34. 34. 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.1-16 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  35. 35. 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. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-17
  36. 36. WRS0913 SSS0241Center of the rear seat (if so equipped WARNINGfor sedan models) ● Always fasten the connector tongueThe rear seat center seat belt has a connector and the seat belt in the order shown.tongue ᭺ and a seat belt tongue ᭺. Both the 1 2 ● Always make sure both the connectorconnector tongue and the seat belt tongue must tongue and the seat belt tongue arebe securely latched for proper seat belt opera- secured when using the seat belt ortion. installing a child restraint. Do not use WRS0911 the seat belt or child restraint with only the seat belt tongue attached. This Stowing the rear center seat belt could result in serious personal injury in When folding down the rear seat, the center seat case of an accident or a sudden stop. belt can be retracted into a stowed position as follows:1-18 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  37. 37. ᭺1 Hold the connector tongue so that the seat To connect the buckle: belt does not retract suddenly when the tongue is released from the connector ᭺ 1 Pull out the connector tongue. buckle. Release the connector tongue by ᭺ 2 Pull the seat belt and secure the receiver inserting a suitable tool such as a key into the buckle until it clicks. connector buckle ᭺. A The center seat belt connector tongue and re-᭺2 Retract the seat belt up to the retractor base. ceiver buckle are indicated by the > and < marks. The center seat belt connector tongue can be WARNING attached only into the rear center seat belt con-● Do not unfasten the rear center seat nector buckle. belt connector except when folding To fasten the seat belt, see “Fastening the seat down the rear seat. belts” earlier in this section.● When attaching the rear center seat belt connector, be certain that the seat- WARNING backs are completely secured in the latched position and the rear center ● Do not unfasten the rear center seat seat belt connector is completely belt connector except when folding secured. down the rear seat.● If the rear center seat belt connector ● When attaching the rear center seat belt and the seatbacks are not secured in connector, be certain that the seatbacks the correct position, serious personal are completely secured in the latched injury may result in an accident or sud- position and the rear center seat belt WRS0912 den stop. connector is completely secured. Attaching the rear center seat belt ● If the rear center seat belt connector Always be sure the center seat belt connector and the seatbacks are not secured in tongue and connector buckle are attached. Dis- the correct position, serious personal connect only when folding down the rear seat. injury may result in an accident or sud- den stop. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-19
  38. 38. WARNING ● Adults and children who can use the standard seat belt should not use an ● After adjustment, release the adjust- extender. Such unnecessary use could ment button and try to move the shoul- result in serious personal injury in the der belt anchor up and down to make event of an accident. sure it is securely fixed in position. ● Never use seat belt extenders to install ● The shoulder belt anchor height should child restraints. If the child restraint is be adjusted to the position best for you. not secured properly, the child could be Failure to do so may reduce the effec- seriously injured in a collision or a sud- tiveness of the entire restraint system den stop. and increase the chance or severity of injury in an accident. SEAT BELT MAINTENANCE SEAT BELT EXTENDERS ● To clean the seat belt webbing, apply a LRS0242 mild soap solution or any solution recom- If, because of body size or driving position, it is mended for cleaning upholstery or carpet.Shoulder belt height adjustment (front not possible to properly fit the lap/shoulder belt Then wipe with a cloth and allow the seat beltsseats) and fasten it, an extender that is compatible with to dry in the shade. Do not allow the seat belts the installed seat belts is available that can be to retract until they are completely dry.The shoulder belt anchor height should be ad- purchased. The extender adds approximately 8 injusted to the position best for you. See “Precau- ● If dirt builds up in the shoulder belt (200 mm) of length and may be used for eithertions on seat belt usage” earlier in this section. To guide of the seat belt anchors, the seat the driver or front passenger seating position.adjust, pull out the adjustment button ᭺ and 1 belts may retract slowly. Wipe the shoulder See a NISSAN dealer for assistance with pur- belt guide with a clean, dry cloth.move the shoulder belt anchor to the desired chasing an extender if an extender is required.position ᭺, so the belt passes over the center of 2 ● Periodically check to see that the seatthe shoulder. The belt should be away from your belt and the metal components, such as WARNINGface and neck, but not falling off your shoulder. buckles, tongues, retractors, flexible wiresRelease the adjustment button to lock the shoul- ● Only NISSAN seat belt extenders, made and anchors, work properly. If loose parts,der belt anchor into position. by the same company which made the deterioration, cuts or other damage on the original equipment seat belts, should webbing is found, the entire seat belt as- be used with NISSAN seat belts. sembly should be replaced.1-20 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  39. 39. CHILD SAFETYChildren need adults to help protect them. INFANTS WARNINGThey need to be properly restrained. Infants and children need special protec- Infants up to at least 1 year old should be placedIn addition to the general information in this tion. The vehicle’s seat belts may not fit in a rear-facing child restraint. NISSAN recom-manual, child safety information is available from them properly. The shoulder belt may mends that infants be placed in child restraintsmany other sources, including doctors, teachers, come too close to the face or neck. The lap that comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safetygovernment traffic safety offices, and community belt may not fit over their small hip bones. Standards or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safetyorganizations. Every child is different, so be sure In an accident, an improperly fitting seat Standards. You should choose a child restraintto learn the best way to transport your child. belt could cause serious or fatal injury. that fits your vehicle and always follow the manu- Always use appropriate child restraints. facturer’s instructions for installation and use.There are three basic types of child restraintsystems: All U.S. states and Canadian provinces or terri- SMALL CHILDREN ● Rear-facing child restraint tories require the use of approved child restraints Children that are over 1 year old and weigh at for infants and small children. See “Child re- least 20 lbs (9 kg) should remain in a rear-facing ● Forward-facing child restraint straints” later in this section. child restraint as long as possible up to the height ● Booster seat A child restraint may be secured in the vehicle by or weight limit of the child restraint. Forward- using either the LATCH (Lower Anchor and Teth- facing child restraints are available for childrenThe proper restraint depends on the child’s size. who outgrow rear-facing child restraints and are ers for CHildren) system or with the vehicle seatGenerally, infants up to about 1 year and less belt. See the “Child restraints” section for more at least 1 year old. Refer to the manufacturer’sthan 20 lbs (9 kg) should be placed in rear-facing information. instructions for minimum and maximum weightchild restraints. Forward-facing child restraints and height recommendations. NISSAN recom-are available for children who outgrow rear- NISSAN recommends that all pre-teens mends that small children be placed in childfacing child restraints and are at least 1 year old. and children be restrained in the rear seat. restraints that comply with Federal Motor VehicleBooster seats are used to help position a vehicle Studies show that children are safer when Safety Standards or Canadian Motor Vehiclelap/shoulder belt on a child who can no longer properly restrained in the rear seat than in Safety Standards. You should choose a childuse a forward-facing child restraint. the front seat. restraint that fits your vehicle and always follow This is especially important because your the manufacturer’s instructions for installation vehicle has a supplemental restraint sys- and use. tem (air bag system) for the front passen- ger. See “Supplemental restraint system” later in this section. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-21
  40. 40. CHILD RESTRAINTSLARGER CHILDREN WARNINGChildren who are too large for child restraints Never let a child stand or kneel on anyshould be seated and restrained by the seat belts seat and do not allow a child in the cargowhich are provided. The seat belt may not fit area. The child could be seriously injuredproperly if the child is less than 4 ft 9 in (142.5 or killed in a sudden stop or collision.cm) tall and weighs between 40 lbs (18 kg) and80 lbs (36 kg). A booster seat should be used toobtain proper seat belt fit.NISSAN recommends that a child be placed in acommercially available booster seat if the shoul-der belt fits close to the face or neck or if the lapportion of the seat belt goes across the abdo-men. The booster seat should raise the child so ARS1098that the shoulder belt is properly positionedacross the top, middle portion of the shoulder PRECAUTIONS ON CHILDand the lap belt is low on the hips. A booster seat RESTRAINTScan only be used in seating positions that have athree-point type seat belt. The booster seatshould fit the vehicle seat and have a label certi-fying that it complies with Federal Motor VehicleSafety Standards or Canadian Motor VehicleSafety Standards. Once the child has grown sothe shoulder belt is no longer on or near the faceand neck, use the shoulder belt without thebooster seat.1-22 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  41. 41. – Infants and children should never be – Child restraint anchor points are de- held on anyone’s lap. Even the stron- signed to withstand loads from child gest adult cannot resist the forces of restraints that are properly fitted. a collision. – Never use the anchor points for adult – Do not put a seat belt around both a seat belts or harnesses. child and another passenger. – A child restraint with a top tether – NISSAN recommends that all child strap should not be used in the front restraints be installed in the rear passenger seat. seat. Studies show that children are – Keep seatbacks as upright as pos- safer when properly restrained in the sible after fitting the child restraint. rear seat than in the front seat. If you must install a forward-facing child – Infants and children should always restraint in the front seat, see be placed in an appropriate child re- WRS0256 “Forward-facing child restraint in- straint while in the vehicle. stallation using the seat belts” later ● When the child restraint is not in use, WARNING in this section. keep it secured with the LATCH system● Failure to follow the warnings and in- – Even with the NISSAN Advanced Air or a seat belt. In a sudden stop or colli- structions for proper use and installa- Bag System, never install a rear- sion, loose objects can injure occu- tion of child restraints could result in facing child restraint in the front pants or damage the vehicle. serious injury or death of a child or seat. An inflating air bag could seri- other passengers in a sudden stop or ously injure or kill a child. A rear- CAUTION collision: facing child restraint must only be used in the rear seat. A child restraint in a closed vehicle can – The child restraint must be used and become very hot. Check the seating sur- installed properly. Always follow all – Be sure to purchase a child restraint face and buckles before placing a child in of the child restraint manufacturer’s that will fit the child and vehicle. the child restraint. instructions for installation and use. Some child restraints may not fit properly in your vehicle. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-23
  42. 42. This vehicle is equipped with a universal child ● If the child restraint is compatible with yourrestraint anchor system, referred to as the LATCH vehicle, place your child in the child restraint(Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) sys- and check the various adjustments to betem. Some child restraints include rigid or sure the child restraint is compatible withwebbing-mounted attachments that can be con- your child. Choose a child restraint that isnected to these anchors. For details, see “LATCH designed for your child’s height and weight.(Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) sys- Always follow all recommended procedures.tem” later in this section. All U.S. states and Canadian provinces orIf you do not have a LATCH compatible child territories require that infants and small children be restrained in an approved childrestraint, the vehicle seat belts can be used. restraint at all times while the vehicle isSeveral manufacturers offer child restraints for being operated. Canadian law requires theinfants and children of various sizes. When se- top tether strap on forward-facing childlecting any child restraint, keep the following restraints be secured to the designated an- WRS0756points in mind: chor point on the vehicle. LATCH system lower anchor locations ● Choose only a restraint with a label certifying LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers that it complies with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213 or Canadian Motor for CHildren) SYSTEM Vehicle Safety Standard 213. Your vehicle is equipped with special anchor ● Check the child restraint in your vehicle to be points that are used with LATCH (Lower Anchors sure it is compatible with the vehicle’s seat and Tethers for CHildren) system compatible and seat belt system. child restraints. This system may also be referred to as the ISOFIX or ISOFIX compatible system. With this system, you do not have to use a vehicle seat belt to secure the child restraint.1-24 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
  43. 43. LATCH lower anchor WARNINGFailure to follow the warnings and instruc-tions for proper use and installation ofchild restraints could result in serious in-jury or death of a child or other passen-gers in a sudden stop or collision: – Attach LATCH system compatible child restraints only at the locations shown in the illustration. – Do not secure a child restraint in the center rear seating position using WRS0700 LRS0661 the LATCH lower anchors. The child LATCH lower anchor location LATCH webbing-mounted attachment restraint will not be secured properly. – Inspect the lower anchors by insert- LATCH lower anchor location Installing child restraint LATCH lower ing your fingers into the lower anchor The LATCH lower anchors are located at the rear anchor attachments area. Feel to make sure there are no of the seat cushion near the seatback. A label is LATCH compatible child restraints include two obstructions over the anchors such attached to the seatback to help you locate the rigid or webbing-mounted attachments that can as seat belt webbing or seat cushion LATCH lower anchors. be connected to two anchors located at certain material. The child restraint will not seating positions in your vehicle. With this sys- be secured properly if the lower an- chors are obstructed. tem, you do not have to use a vehicle seat belt to secure the child restraint. Check your child re- straint for a label stating that it is compatible with LATCH. This information may also be in the in- structions provided by the child restraint manu- facturer. Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-25

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