FOREWORDREAD FIRST—THEN DRIVE SAFELY
Welcome to the growing family of new NISSAN
Before driving your vehicle please read this Own-drive models correctly may result in loss of
owners. This vehicle is delivered to you with
er’s Manual carefully. This will ensure familiaritycontrol or an accident. Be sure to read
confidence. It was produced using the latest
with controls and maintenance requirements, as-“Driving safety precautions” in the “Start-
techniques and strict quality control.
sisting you in the safe operation of your vehicle.ing and driving” section of this manual.
This manual was prepared to help you under-WARNINGON-PAVEMENT AND OFF-ROAD DRIVING
stand the operation and maintenance of yourThis vehicle will handle and maneuver
vehicle so that you may enjoy many miles (kilome-IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION RE-
ters) of driving pleasure. Please read through thisMINDERS FOR SAFETY!differently from an ordinary passenger
manual before operating your vehicle.Follow these important driving rules tocar because it has a higher center of
gravity for off-road use. As with otherA separate Warranty Information Booklethelp ensure a safe and comfortable tripvehicles with features of this type, fail-explains details about the warranties cov-for you and your passengers!ure to operate this vehicle correctly mayering your vehicle. The “NISSAN Service
● NEVER drive under the influence of al-result in loss of control or an accident.and Maintenance Guide” explains detailscohol or drugs.about maintaining and servicing your ve-
● ALWAYS observe posted speed limitsBe sure to read “On-pavement and off-hicle. Additionally, a separate Customerand never drive too fast for conditions.road driving precautions”, and “Avoid-Care/Lemon Law Booklet (U.S. only) will
● ALWAYS use your seat belts and appro-ing collision and rollover”, and “Drivingexplain how to resolve any concerns youpriate child restraint systems. Pre-teensafety precautions”, in the “Starting andmay have with your vehicle, as well aschildren should be seated in the rear seat.driving” section of this manual.clarify your rights under your state’s lemonlaw.
● ALWAYS provide information about theproper use of vehicle safety features toMODIFICATION OF YOUR VEHICLE
Your NISSAN dealership knows your vehicleall occupants of the vehicle.This vehicle should not be modified.
best. When you require any service or have any
● ALWAYS review this owner’s manual forModification could affect its
questions, they will be glad to assist you with theimportant safety information.performance, safety or durability, and
extensive resources available to them.
For descriptions specified for four-wheel drivemay even violate governmental
mark is placed at the begin-regulations. In addition, damage or per-
ning of the applicable sections/items.formance problems resulting from
modifications may not be covered un-As with other vehicles with features forder NISSAN warranties.off-road use, failure to operate four-wheelREVIEW COPY:—2004 Pathfinder Armada
WHEN READING THE MANUAL
This manual includes information for all options
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available on this model. Therefore, you may find
some information that does not apply to your
All information, specifications and illustrations inEngine exhaust, some of its constituents,
this manual are those in effect at the time ofand certain vehicle components contain
printing. NISSAN reserves the right to changeor emit chemicals known to the State of
specifications or design without notice and with-California to cause cancer and birth de-
out obligation.fects or other reproductive harm. In addi-
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUTtion, certain fluids contained in vehicles
THIS MANUALand certain products of component wearcontain or emit chemicals known to the
You will see various symbols in this manual. TheyState of California to cause cancer and
are used in the following ways:
APD1005birth defects or other reproductive harm.WARNING
If you see this symbol, it means “Do not do this”
or “Do not let this happen.”This is used to indicate the presence of ahazard that could cause death or seriouspersonal 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 theprecisely.
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All rights reserved. No part of this Owner’sThis is used to indicate the presence of a
Arrows in an illustration that are similar to these
Manual may be reproduced or stored in a retrievalhazard that could cause minor or moder-
indicate movement or action.
system, or transmitted in any form, or by anyate personal injury or damage to your ve-
means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying,hicle. To avoid or reduce the risk, the pro-
recording or otherwise, without the prior writtencedures must be followed carefully.
Arrows in an illustration that are similar to these
permission of Nissan North America, Inc., Gar-
call attention to an item in the illustration.
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WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF NISSAN
NISSAN pioneered the use of electronics and com-
puters in automobiles, and has led the industry in
improving both performance and fuel efficiency
through 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 its
vehicles 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 suppliers
until you took delivery of your new NISSAN, dozens
of checks were made to ensure that only the best job
was being done in producing and delivering your
vehicle. NISSAN also takes great care to ensure that
when you take your NISSAN to your dealer for
maintenance, the service technician will perform his
Your new NISSAN is the result of our dedication to
styling design at Nissan Design America, Inc. in San
work according to the quality standards that have
produce the finest in safe, reliable and economical
been established by NISSAN.
Diego, California, and engineering at Nissan Tech-
transportation. Your vehicle is the product of a suc-
nical Center North America in Farmington Hills,
Safety has also been built into your NISSAN. As you
cessful worldwide company that manufactures cars
Michigan. Additionally, NISSAN employs more than
know, seat belts are an integral part of the safety
and trucks in over 17 countries and distributes them
21,000 people throughout the United States,
systems that will help protect you and your passen-
in 170 nations.
Canada, and Mexico. An additional 60,000 people
gers in the event of a sudden stop or an accident.
NISSAN vehicles are designed and manufactured
work for the 1,250 NISSAN and INFINITI dealers
We urge you to use the seat belts every time you
by Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. which was founded in
across North America.
drive the vehicle.
Tokyo, Japan in 1933, and NISSAN affiliates world-
The NISSAN story of growth and achievement re-
wide, collectively growing to become the fifth largest
NISSAN is also a substantial contributor to the
flects our major goal: to provide you, our customer,
automaker in the world. In addition to cars and
Canadian economy. Nissan Canada Inc., its suppli-
with a vehicle that is built with quality and craftsman-
trucks, NISSAN also makes forklift trucks, marine
ers and over 150 dealers employ approximately
ship — a product that we can be proud to build and
engines, boats and other diversified products.
4,500 people. These include company employees
you can be proud to own.
and the staffs of NISSAN dealers all across Canada.
NISSAN has made a substantial and growing in-
In addition, many Canadians work for companies
vestment in North America. NISSAN’s commitment
that supply NISSAN and NISSAN dealers with ma-
is over $6 billion dollars in capital investments in
terials and services ranging from the operation of
facilities across the continent. Some of the facilities
port facilities and transportation services, to the
include the Nissan Manufacturing facilities in Can-
ton, Mississippi and in Smyrna, Tennessee, vehicle
supply of lubricants, parts and accessories.REVIEW COPY:—2004 Pathfinder Armada
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 are
our 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
provide NISSAN directly with comments or ques-For U.S. mainland and Alaska customers
tions, please contact the NISSAN Consumer Affairs
– Your name, address, and telephone numberNissan North America, Inc.
Department using our toll-free number:Consumer Affairs Department
– Vehicle identification number (attached to theP.O. Box 191For U.S. mainland and Alaska customers
top of the instrument panel on the driver’sGardena, California 90248-01911-800-NISSAN-1
side)(1-800-647-7261)For Hawaii customers
– Date of purchaseNissan Motor Corporation in HawaiiFor Hawaii customers
– Current odometer reading2880 Kilihau St.1-808-836-0888 (Oahu Number)Honolulu, Hawaii 96819
– Your NISSAN dealer’s nameFor Canadian customersFor Canadian customers1-800-387-0122
– Your comments or questionsNissan Canada Inc.
OR5290 Orbitor DriveMississauga, Ontario L4W 4Z5
We appreciate your interest in NISSAN and thank you for buying a quality NISSAN vehicle.REVIEW COPY:—2004 Pathfinder Armada
Table ofIllustrated table of contents0
ContentsSafety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental air bags1Instruments and controls2Pre-driving checks and adjustments3Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems4Starting and driving5In case of emergency6Appearance and care7Maintenance and do-it-yourself8Technical and consumer information9Index10
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Airbags, seat belts and child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2
Instrument panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-6
Exterior front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-3
Engine compartment locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-8
Exterior rear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-4
Warning/indicator lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-9
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AIRBAGS, SEAT BELTS AND CHILDRESTRAINTS
3rd row bench seat belts (P. 1-32)
2nd row seat belts (P. 1-32)
Supplemental curtain side-impact and
rollover air bags (P. 1-14)
Front seat belts (P. 1-32)
Supplemental front impact air bags
Seats (P. 1-2)
Occupant classification sensor (weight
Seat belt pretensioners (P. 1-28)
Supplemental side impact air bag
(if so equipped) (P. 1-14)
10. LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for
CHildren) (P. 1-57)
11. Top tether strap anchor (P. 1-59)See the page number indicated in paren-theses for operating details.
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Engine hood (P. 3-10)
Windshield wiper and washer switch
Windshield (P. 8-18)
Power windows (P. 2-46)
Door locks, keyfob, keys (P. 3-3, 3-5,
Mirrors (P. 3-18)
Tire pressure (P. 9-11)
Flat tire (P. 6-2)
Tire chains (P. 8-36)
10. Replacing bulbs (P. 8-27)
11. Headlight and turn signal switch
12. Fog light switch (P. 2-28)
13. Tow hooks (if so equipped) (P. 6-12)See the page number indicated in paren-theses for operating details.
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Roof rack (P. 2-45)
Vehicle loading (P. 9-12)
Glass hatch (P. 3-15)
Rear window washer (P.2-23)
Glass hatch release (P.3-15)
Back door release (P. 3-14)
Replacing bulbs (P. 8-27)
Fuel filler cap, fuel recommendation
(P. 3-15, P. 9-3)
Fuel filler door (P. 3-15)See the page number indicated in paren-theses for operating details.
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