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  • Welcome to the growing family of new NISSANowners. This vehicle is delivered to you withconfidence. It was produced using the latesttechniques and strict quality control.

    This manual was prepared to help you under-stand the operation and maintenance of yourvehicle so that you may enjoy many miles (kilome-ters) of driving pleasure. Please read through thismanual before operating your vehicle.

    A separate Warranty Information Bookletexplains details about the warranties cov-ering your vehicle. The NISSAN Serviceand Maintenance Guide explains detailsabout maintaining and servicing your ve-hicle. Additionally, a separate CustomerCare/Lemon Law Booklet (U.S. only) willexplain how to resolve any concerns youmay have with your vehicle, as well asclarify your rights under your states lemonlaw.

    Your NISSAN dealership knows your vehiclebest. When you require any service or have anyquestions, they will be glad to assist you with theextensive resources available to them.

    Before driving your vehicle please read this Own-ers Manual carefully. This will ensure familiaritywith controls and maintenance requirements, as-sisting you in the safe operation of your vehicle.



    Follow these important driving rules tohelp ensure a safe and complete trip foryou and your passengers!

    NEVER drive under the influence of al-cohol or drugs.

    ALWAYS observe posted speed limitsand never drive too fast for conditions.

    ALWAYS use your seat belts and appro-priate child restraint systems. Preteenchildren should be seated in the rearseat.

    ALWAYS provide information about theproper use of vehicle safety features toall occupants of the vehicle.

    ALWAYS review this owners manual forimportant safety information.


    This vehicle should not be modified.Modification could affect itsperformance, safety or durability, andmay even violate governmentalregulations. In addition, damage or per-formance problems resulting frommodifications may not be covered underNISSAN warranties.


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  • This manual includes information for all optionsavailable on this model. Therefore, you may findsome information that does not apply to yourvehicle.

    All information, specifications and illustrations inthis manual are those in effect at the time ofprinting. NISSAN reserves the right to changespecifications or design without notice and with-out obligation.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUTTHIS MANUALYou will see various symbols in this manual. Theyare used in the following ways:


    This is used to indicate the presence of ahazard that could cause death or seriouspersonal injury. To avoid or reduce therisk, the procedures must be followedprecisely.


    This is used to indicate the presence of ahazard that could cause minor or moder-ate personal injury or damage to your ve-hicle. To avoid or reduce the risk, the pro-cedures must be followed carefully.

    If you see this symbol, it means Do not do thisor Do not let this happen.

    If you see a symbol similar to these in an illustra-tion, it means the arrow points to the front of thevehicle.

    Arrows in an illustration that are similar to theseindicate movement or action.

    Arrows in an illustration that are similar to thesecall attention to an item in the illustration.



    Engine exhaust, some of its constituents,and certain vehicle components containor emit chemicals known to the State ofCalifornia to cause cancer and birth de-fects or other reproductive harm. In addi-tion, certain fluids contained in vehiclesand certain products of component wearcontain or emit chemicals known to theState of California to cause cancer andbirth defects or other reproductive harm.


    All rights reserved. No part of this OwnersManual may be reproduced or stored in a retrievalsystem, or transmitted in any form, or by anymeans, electronic, mechanical, photocopying,recording or otherwise, without the prior writtenpermission of Nissan North America, Inc., Gar-dena, California.



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  • Your new NISSAN is the result of our dedication toproduce the finest in safe, reliable and economicaltransportation. Your vehicle is the product of a suc-cessful worldwide company that manufactures carsand trucks in over 17 countries and distributes themin 170 nations.

    NISSAN vehicles are designed and manufacturedby NISSAN Motor Co., Ltd. which was founded inTokyo, Japan in 1933, and NISSAN affiliates world-wide, collectively growing to become the fifth largestautomaker in the world. In addition to cars andtrucks, NISSAN also makes forklift trucks, marineengines, boats and other diversified products.

    NISSAN has made a substantial and growing in-vestment in North America. NISSANs commitmentis over $6 billion dollars in capital investments infacilities across the continent. Some of the facilitiesinclude the NISSAN Manufacturing facilities in Can-ton, Mississippi and in Smyrna, Tennessee, vehicle

    styling design at NISSAN Design America, Inc. inSan Diego, California, and engineering at NISSANTechnical Center North America in Farmington Hills,Michigan. Additionally, NISSAN employs more than21,000 people throughout the United States,Canada, and Mexico. An additional 60,000 peoplework for the 1,250 NISSAN and INFINITI dealersacross North America.

    NISSAN is also a substantial contributor to theCanadian economy. NISSAN Canada Inc., its sup-pliers and over 150 dealers employ approximately4,500 people. These include company employeesand the staffs of NISSAN dealers all across Canada.In addition, many Canadians work for companiesthat supply NISSAN and NISSAN dealers with ma-terials and services ranging from the operation ofport facilities and transportation services, to thesupply of lubricants, parts and accessories.

    NISSAN pioneered the use of electronics and com-puters in automobiles, and has led the industry inimproving both performance and fuel efficiencythrough new engine designs and the use of syn-thetic materials to reduce vehicle weight. The com-pany has also developed ways to build quality into itsvehicles at each stage of the production process,both through extensive use of automation and most importantly through an awareness thatpeople are the central element in quality control.

    From the time the parts arrived from our suppliersuntil you took delivery of your new NISSAN, dozensof checks were made to ensure that only the best jobwas being done in producing and delivering yourvehicle. NISSAN also takes great care to ensure thatwhen you take your NISSAN to your dealer formaintenance, the service technician will perform hiswork according to the quality standards that havebeen established by NISSAN.

    Safety has also been built into your NISSAN. As youknow, seat belts are an integral part of the safetysystems that will help protect you and your passen-gers in the event of a sudden stop or an accident.We urge you to use the seat belts every time youdrive the vehicle.

    The NISSAN story of growth and achievement re-flects our major goal: to provide you, our customer,with a vehicle that is built with quality and craftsman-ship a product that we can be proud to build andyou can be proud to own.



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  • NISSAN 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 NISSANdealer cannot assist you with or you would like toprovide NISSAN directly with comments orquestions, please contact the NISSAN Con-sumer Affairs Department using our toll-freenumber:

    For U.S. customers1-800-NISSAN-1(1-800-647-7261)

    For Canadian customers1-800-387-0122

    The Consumer Affairs Department will ask forthe following information:

    Your name, address, and telephone number

    Vehicle identification number (attached to thetop of the instrument panel on the driversside)

    Date of purchase

    Current odometer reading

    Your NISSAN dealers name

    Your comments or questions


    You can write to NISSAN with the information at:

    For U.S. customersNissan North America, Inc.Consumer Affairs DepartmentP.O. Box 191Gardena, California 90248-0191

    For Canadian customersNissan Canada Inc.5290 Orbitor DriveMississauga, Ontario L4W 4Z5

    We appreciate your interest in NISSAN and thank you for buying a quality NISSAN vehicle.


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  • Table ofContents

    Illustrated table of contents

    SafetySeats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system

    Instruments and controls

    Pre-driving checks and adjustments

    Heater, air conditioner and audio systems

    Starting and driving

    In case of emergency

    Appearance and care

    Maintenance and do-it-yourself

    Technical and consumer information













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    Airbags, seat