NISSAN FRONTIER 2016 D23 / 3.G Consumer Safety Air Bag Information Guide
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OTHER FRONTAL \fOLLISIONS
If your vehicle should strike an
object in the road, such as a rock,
debris or hole, the front air bag s
probably will not activate.
Hitting a pole is a situation in
which the front air bag s may or
may not activate, depending on
the specific impact.
A severe collision with an
immovable object probably
will activate the front air bag s.
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SIDE-IMPA\fT, \fURTAIN SIDE-IMPA\fT, AND \fURTAIN SIDE-
IMPA\fT/ROLLOVER AIR BAG SYSTEMS
\fupplemental side -impact l air bags, curtain side -impact air bags, and curtain side-
impact/rollover air bags are available on many 201\b NI\f\fAN vehicles. \fide -impact air
bags (if so equipped) are located on the outboard side of the front seat backs. Curtain
side -impact air bags (if so equipped) and curtain side-impact/rollover air bags (if so
equipped) are located in the left and right side roof rails or in the upper part of the front
door panels .
\fi de -impact air bags and curtain side- impact air bags are designed to inflate in higher -
severity side collisions, on the side where the vehicle is impacted. However, they may
inflate if the forces in another type of collision are similar to those of a higher -severity side -
impact. Curtain side-impact/rollover air bags are designed to inflate in certain types of
side -impact collisions and rollovers.
Curtain side-impact air bags and curtain side-impact/rollover air bags are different mainly
in their sensing sys tems: curtain side -impact air bags are activated primarily in a lateral
collisio n, whereas curtain side -impact/rollover air bags are activated in either a la teral
collision or a rollover. \fince a rollover event lasts longer than a side-impact event, curtai n
side -impact/rollover air bags are designed to remain inflated longer than curtain side-
impact air bags.
\fide-impact air bags and curtain side- impact air bags, along with the proper use of seat
belts, help to cushion the impact force to the head and ches t of the front occupants. In
most NI\f\fAN vehicles, c urtain side -impact air bags also help to cushion the impact force
to the head of rear outboard -seated occupants. These air bags can help save lives and
reduce serious injury. However, an inflating side-im pact air bag, curtain side-impact air
bag , or curtain side -impact/rollover air bag may cause abrasions or other injuries. Refer to
your owner’s manual for information on how your vehicle is equipped.
\feat belts should be worn correctly and vehicle occupants seated upright. These air bags
inflate quickly in order to help protect the occupants. The force of an air bag inflating can
increase the risk of injury if the occupant is too close to or is against the air bag module
Like front air bags, an inflated side -impact air bag a s well as an inflated curtain side-impact
air bag will deflate soon after the collision is over. As noted above , an inflated curtain side -
impact /rollover air bag will remain inflated for a short time afterward. \fee
THE AIR BAG\f earlier in this guide.
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SIDE AND OTHER \fOLLISIONS
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On vehicles equipped with curtain side-
impact/ rollover air bags, the curtain air
bag s on both sides of the vehicle are
designed to activate in certain types of
rollovers . This function is in addition to
the side -impact protection function
desc ribed above. The front air bags are
not likely to activate in this situation.
The air bag s probably will not activate
i f your vehicle is struck from the rear.
On vehicles equipped with side -impact
and curtain side -impact air bags, the air
bag s on th e side the ve hicle was
i mpacted probably will activate
depending on the angle and severity .*
The front air bags are not likely to
activate in this situation.
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OTHER SPE\fIFI\fS ABOUT SIDE-IMPA\fT, \fURTAIN SIDE-IMPA\fT,
AND \fURTAIN SIDE-IMPA\fT/ROLLOVER AIR BAG SYSTEMS
Do not allow anyone sitting in the front seat to extend his or her hand out the window or
lean against the door.
When sitting in the rear, do not hold onto the seatback s of the front seats , hang
anything from the head restraint or push or pull on the seatback pocket as this may
interfere with the proper operation of the air bag systems. Be especially careful with
children, who should always be properly seated and restrained in the rear seat .
Do not allow anyone to p lace their hand, leg or face near the side-impact air bag
modules on the side of 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
Curtain side -impact/rollover air bags are designed to infla te not only in rollovers, but
al so in near rollover situations. As a result, certain vehicle movements (for example,
during severe off-road driving) may cause these air bags to i nflate.
\fee the vehicle owner's manual for other important informa tion about side-impact,
curtain side -impact, and curtain side-impact/rollover air bag systems ( if the vehicle is
equipped with these systems) .
WHENEVER A \fHILD IS IN YOUR VEHI\fLE
The risk of serious or fatal injury to children i n 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
Child restraints for infants must be used in a
rear-facing direction and therefore must never
be used in the front seat. An inflating front
passenger air bag could seriously injure or kill your
child. According to statistics, children are safer
when properly restrai ned in the rear seat than in the
front seat. NI\f\fAN 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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If you must install a forward-facing child restraint in the front passenger seat, move the
passenger seat to the rearmost position. \fee the vehicle owner’s manual for details and
additional important information.
\fHILD RESTRAINTS FOR INFANTS AND SMALL \fHILDREN
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Children and infants should never be carried on
your lap. It is not p ossible for even the strongest
adult to resist the forces of a severe collision . The
child could be crushed between the adult and parts
of the vehicle. Also,
never put the same seat belt
around both your child and yourself, or another
Always insta ll the child restraint properly, and check that it is securely held in place by the
vehicle’s seat belt or LATCH system (if so equipped) . An improperly installed child restraint
could lead to serious injury or death in a collision. \fee the vehicle owner’s manual and your
child restraint manufacturer’s instructions for complete details.
Child restraints specially designed for infants and small children are offered by several
manufacturers. When selecting any child restraint, keep the following points in min d:
1. The LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) is a universal child
restraint system. This system – which may also be referred to as the I\fOFIX or I\fOFIX
compatible system – allows the child restraint to be installed into the vehicle without
the use of seat belts. Both the vehicle and child restraint must have LATCH s ystem
2. Choose only a restraint with a label certifying that it complies with Federal Motor
Vehicle \fafety \ftandard 213.
3. Always make sure the child restraint is app ropriate for the age and size of your infant or
small child. Remember that as your child grows you will need to replace the child
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4. Check, the child restraint in your vehicle to be sure it is compatible with the vehicle’s
seat and seat belt system.
5. If the child restraint is compatible with your vehicle, place your child in the child
restraint and check, the various adjustments to be sure the child restraint is compatible
with your child. Always follow all recommended procedures.
All U.\f. states require that infants and small children be restrained in a certified child
restraint at all times while the vehicle is being operated.
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SEAT BELT SAFETY
If you are wearing a properly adjust ed seat belt, your chances of being injured or killed in a
collision and/or the severity of injury may be greatly reduced. NI\f\fAN strongly encourages
you and all of your passengers to buckle up every time you drive, even if your seating
position includes a supplemental air bag system. Most \ftates require seat belts be worn at
all times when a vehicle is being driven.
Always route the shoulder belt over your shoulder and across your chest. Never place the
belt behind your back, under your arm or across your neck. The belt should be away from
your face and neck, but not falling off your shoulder. If available, the shoulder belt anchor
height should be adjusted to the position best suited for you (see the vehicle owner ’s
manual for more detail). Position the lap belt as low as p ossible AROUND YOUR HIP\f,
NOT YOUR WAI\fT. A lap belt worn too high could increase the risk of internal injuries in a
collision. Be sure the seat belt tongue is securely fastened into the proper buckle.
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For the seat belt to be most effective when the vehicle is in motion, the seatback should be
upright. Do not ride in a moving vehicle when the seatback is reclined. This can be
dangerous, as the shoulder belt will not be against your body. In a collision, you could be
thrown into it and receive neck or other serious injuries. You could also slide under the lap
belt and receive serious internal injuries. Always sit well back in the seat with both feet on
the floor and adjust the seat belt properly.
OTHER SPE\fIFI\fS ABOUT SEAT BELTS
Do not wear the seat belt inside out or twisted.
Do not allow more than one person to use the same seat belt.
Never carry more people in the vehicle than there are seat belts.
If the seat belt warning light illuminates continuously while the ignition is turned ON with
all doors closed and all seat belts fastened , it may indicate a malfunction in the system;
have the system checked by a NI\f\fAN dealer as soon as possible .
\fee the vehicle owner’s manual for more detailed information to help you better
understand the important safety warnings, system features, operation and maintenance
of your vehicle’s seat belts.
Always have seat belt assemblie s, including retractors and attaching hardware,
inspected by a Nissan dea ler after any collision.
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NISSAN’S C\fSTOMER CARE PROGRAM
Both NI\f\fAN and your NI\f\fAN dealer are dedicated to serving your automotive needs.
Your complete satisfaction with your vehicle and your NI\f\fAN dealer are our primary
concerns. Your NI\f\fAN dealer i s available to assist you wit h your automobile sales, pats,
and service requirements.
If, however, a situation arises that you believe has not been addressed to your satisfaction,
we ask that you take the following steps:
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For information about the BBB AUTO LINE in your area, please call us (NI\f\fAN) toll-free
at 1 -800 -NI\f\fAN -1 (1-800 -\b47 -72\b1). We will be happy to provide you with information
about BBB AUTO LINE. On the other hand, you may contact the BBB directly:
BBB Auto Line
Council of Better Business Bureaus, Inc.
3033 Wilson Blvd. \fuite \b00
Arlington, VA 22203-4838
If you call the BBB, its staff will take down details of your complaint by telephone. They will
ask for the same information as described in \ftep 2.
The BBB AUTO LINE program consists of two parts: mediation and arbitration. The BBB
will attempt to assist you to resolve the problem during mediation. If a sati sfactory
resolution has not been achieved during mediation, you will have the opportunity to
personally present your case before an impartial arbitrator or three-person panel. The
arbitrator(s) will make a decision after the arbitration hearing.
The BBB will, in most cases, send you a final decision within forty (40) days - (plus seven if
you have not contacted the proper person from the dealership or NI\f\fAN ) unless you
delay the process. If you accept the decision, it will be legally binding on you and NI\f \fAN.
If you do not accept the decision, it will not be legally binding on you and NI\f\fAN.
(However, in some states, if the decision is not accepted, it may be introduced either by
you or by NI\f\fAN, as evidence in any potentially related court action.)
BBB AUTO LINE is an informal dispute settlement mechanism operated to comply with
applicable Federal law and regulations. In states where BBB AUTO LINE is available, you
are required to use BBB AUTO LINE before exercising rights or seeking remedies under
Tit le I of the Federal Magnuson- Moss Warranty Act, 15 U.\f.C. §2301, et. seq. If you
choose to seek remedies other than those created by Title I of the Magnuson -Moss
Warranty Act, (for example, under state law), that Federal Act does not require you to first
u se BBB AUTO LINE. The program is still available to you, however, and may be of
considerable assistance. \fome states specify that informal dispute settlement mechanisms
such as BBB AUTO LINE must be used before you may file a lawsuit under state law,
and/o r before you may have certain other rights or remedies available under state law. In
accordance with those states’ laws, NI\f\fAN requires the prior use of BBB AUTO LINE in
good faith before you resort to such other processes, file a lawsuit, or seek other r emedies
provide d by state law. Please see the \bupplement to 2016 NI\b\bAN Warranty Information
Booklet & 2016 NI\b\bAN Owner’s Manual for additional information.
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