Table of Contents
Air Bag Protection ________________________________________________1
Seat Belt Safety
NISSAN’s Customer Care Program
NISSAN’s Commitment to Customer Satisfaction __________________17
SAFETY & AIR BAG
The 2014 NISSAN Consumer Safety & Air Bag Information Guide provides
information for 2014 NISSAN vehicles available at time of publication.
Refer to your vehicles owner’s manual, to familiarize yourself with all disclosures,
warnings, cautions, and all air bag protection and seat belt safety instructions.
This publication may be amended as new vehicles are introduced.
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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 be seated upright and well back in the seat away from the steering wheel or
instrument panel 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 instrument panel 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 do not inhale it, it may cause irritation and choking.
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 possible. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
has expressed concern regarding reports of counterfeit replacement air bags
installed in vehicles. Visit www.nhtsa.gov
for more information. We recommend the
replacement of air bags by your NISSAN dealer to ensure that you receive new
original equipment replacement parts. Counterfeit replacement air bags may not
be made to the standards of quality, reliability and durability of Genuine NISSAN
parts. The use of counterfeit replacement air bags or used or salvaged air bags is
a potential serious safety problem and may not provide the same level of protection
in a crash.
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 instrument panel where the air
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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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 SPECIFICS ABOUT SEAT BELTS
ƒ Do not wear the seat belt inside out or twisted.
ƒ Do not allow more than one person to use the same seat belt.
ƒ Never carry more people in the vehicle than there are seat belts.
ƒ 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 NISSAN dealer.
ƒ See 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.
CONCERN FOR YOUR SAFETY
NISSAN urges you to always use your available seat belt restraint system whenever you
drive, even if your vehicle is equipped with supplemental air bags. Please ask all of your
passengers to buckle up too. For children, make sure they are properly secured in an
appropriate child restraint or booster seat.* Seat belts do save lives. See the vehicle
owner’s manual for details.
* Please see the vehicle owner’s manual and child restraint manufacturer’s instructions for complete