ESP NISSAN 370Z COUPE 2013 Z34 Consumer Safety Air Bag Information Guide
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The front air bags will not usually activate in side-impact collisions, rear-end collisions,
rollovers, while driving on rough roads, or during hard braking. However, deceleration rates
in some situations can be similar to those found in frontal impacts and may result in front
air bag activation.
WHEN THE FRONT AIR BAGS INFLATE
Please remember, for the supplemental front air bags to be most effective, you must always
buckle up and sit at a suitable distance back to allow room for the air bags to inflate. For
the front air bags to do their job, they must inflate with great force. As mentioned earlier in
this guide, this may cause serious or even fatal injury if, for example, you are unrestrained
out of position in any way, sitting or leaning too close to the steering wheel or dashboard
during inflation. Even when seated properly, there is a possibility of injury from an inflating
front air bag. This usually consists of minor skin abrasions or burns, but may be more
serious. Overall, these injuries are minimal compared to the injuries the front air bags are
designed to prevent. After the front air bags have inflated, you may notice a light smoke
within the cabin. This is a normal by-product of the rapid chemical reaction necessary to
inflate the front air bags and, although harmless, it may cause minor irritations.
REPLACING THE AIR BAGS
Air bags are not reusable. After a collision in which your air bags have activated, have the
respective air bag system inspected and replaced by your NISSAN dealer as soon as
OTHER SPECIFICS ABOUT AIR BAGS
ƒ If the air bag warning light continues to remain on or flashes after you start the vehicle,
see your NISSAN dealer as soon as possible.
ƒ After inflation, air bag components are hot, so avoid contact.
ƒ Do not place objects on or near the steering wheel or dashboard where the air bags
ƒ Child restraints for infants must be used in a rear-facing direction and therefore
must not be used in the front seat. Never install a rear-facing child restraint in the
front passenger seat of a vehicle equipped with a front passenger air bag.
ƒ See the vehicle owner’s manual for other important information.
WELL BACK AND UPRIGHT
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OTHER SPECIFICS ABOUT SIDE-IMPACT, CURTAIN SIDE-IMPACT,
AND CURTAIN SIDE-IMPACT/ROLLOVER AIR BAG SYSTEMS
ƒ Do not allow anyone sitting in the front seat to extend his or her hand out the window or
lean against the door.
ƒ When sitting in the rear, do not hold onto the seatbacks of the front seats. Be especially
careful with children, who should always be properly seated and restrained.
ƒ Do not allow anyone to place their hand, leg or face near the side-impact air bag
modules on the seatbacks of the front seats or near the curtain side-impact air bag
modules in the roof rails
or in the front door panels.
ƒ Curtain side-impact/rollover air bags are designed to inflate not only in rollovers, but
also in near rollover situations. As a result, certain vehicle movements (for example,
during severe off-road driving) may cause these air bags to inflate.
ƒ See the vehicle owner's manual for other important information about side-impact,
curtain side-impact, and curtain side-impact/rollover air bag systems (if the vehicle is
equipped with these systems).
WHENEVER A CHILD IS IN YOUR VEHICLE
The risk of serious or fatal injury to children in automobile collisions can be reduced with a
properly installed child restraint. Before you install a child restraint in your vehicle, please
consult the vehicle owner’s manual and the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions for
Never install a rear-facing child restraint in the
front passenger seat. An inflating front passenger
air bag could seriously injure or kill your child.
According to statistics, children are safer when
properly restrained in the rear seat than in the front
seat. NISSAN and the federal government
recommend that children 12 and under should ride
in the rear seat, properly secured in child restraints,
booster seats, or seat belts, according to their size.
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BBB AUTO LINE may not be available in all states. We, NISSAN, would be pleased to
provide you with information about the availability of BBB AUTO LINE in your state. Or, you
can call the BBB AUTO LINE telephone number listed on page 16.
NISSAN vehicles less than three years old from date of original delivery with fewer than
36,000 miles are eligible for the BBB AUTO LINE program.
TO CUSTOMER SATISFACTION
ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE OF WARRANTY
In our continuing effort to convey our commitment to service and customer satisfaction,
NISSAN may occasionally offer to pay or reimburse for part or all of the cost of making
certain, specific repairs beyond or outside of the terms of the warranty for some specific
vehicle models. (Some states refer to such programs as “adjustment programs.”) In such
circumstances, NISSAN mails notices to all known registered owners of affected vehicles.
You may additionally inquire of your authorized NISSAN dealer or of NISSAN directly
(through the 1-800-NISSAN-1 telephone number) of the applicability of such programs to
NISSAN may occasionally offer special assistance that may pay for part or all of vehicle
repairs beyond the expiration of the limited warranty period on a case-by-case basis.
Should you experience unusual difficulties with your vehicle please discuss the situation
with your dealer. If your dealer is unable to assist you, you may call the NISSAN Consumer
Affairs Department at 1-800-NISSAN-1 to discuss your concern. You will need to provide
the Model, Model Year, VIN (Vehicle Identification Number), mileage, maintenance history,
a detailed explanation of the concern and why you believe that NISSAN should be
responsible for the repair. Your request will be individually investigated and you will be
informed of NISSAN’s decision.
Please also review the Supplement to 2013 NISSAN Warranty Information
Booklet & 2013 NISSAN Owner’s Manual for important information concerning
consumer rights in your state.