2001 Nissan Frontier Owner's Manual

2001 Nissan Frontier Manual

2001 Nissan Frontier manual table of contents:

  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 1
    Foreword Welcome to the growing family of new NISSAN owners. This vehicle has been delivered to you with confidence. It was ..., as well as clarify your rights under your state's lemon law. Your NISSAN dealership knows your vehicle best. When you require any service or have any questions, they will ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    ... problems resulting from modification may not be covered under NISSAN warranties. All information, specifications and illustrations in this manual are those in effect at the time of printing. NISSAN reserves the right to change specifications or design ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    © 2000 NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC. GARDENA, CALIFORNIA. All rights reserved. No part of this Owner's Manual may be reproduced or stored in a retrieval system, or ..., recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Nissan North America, Inc., Gardena, California.
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    ...Design International in San Diego, California, and engineering at Nissan Technical Center North America ...Hills, Michigan. Additionally, NISSAN employs nearly 18,000 people throughout the United States,... that supply NISSAN and NISSAN dealers with materials and services From the time the parts arrived ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    ... automobile sales and service needs. However, if there is something that your NISSAN dealer ... tion on the left at: For U.S. mainland and Alaska customers Nissan North America, Inc. Consumer Affairs ... Gardena, California 90248-0191 For Hawaii customers Nissan Motor Corporation in Hawaii 2880 Kilihau ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 6
    ... and supplemental air bag systems Instruments and controls Pre-driving checks and adjustments Heater, air conditioner and audio systems Starting and driving In case of emergency Appearance and care Do-it-yourself Maintenance Technical and ...
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  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    ...10 Precautions on supplemental restraint system ...1-10 Passenger supplemental air bag on/off switch and light (except Crew Cab models) ...1-17 Supplemental air bag warning labels ...1-20 Supplemental air bag warning light...1-20 Seat ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    ... BUCKET SEATS ARS1152 WRS0067 WARNING ● Do not ride in a moving vehicle when the seatback is reclined. ...later in this section. SEAT ADJUSTMENT WARNING ● Do not adjust the driver's seat while driving ... to make sure it is securely locked. 1-2 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    ... seat passengers to get in and out. To tilt the seatback, pull the reclining lever up or push the tilt lever down. The seat automatically moves forward. To return the seat, move the whole seat backward, then push the seatback up until it locks. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-3
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    ... the lever to lock the seat in position. WRS0069 SEAT ADJUSTMENT WARNING ● Do not adjust the driver's seat while driving so full attention may be given to .... ● After adjustment, gently rock in the seat to make sure it is securely locked. 1-4 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    ... lever to lock the seatback in position. TILTING FRONT 60/40 BENCH SEAT (King Cab models only) The front passenger's seat can be tilted to make it easier for jump ... seat, move the whole seat backward, then push the seatback up until it locks. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-5
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ... ● Do not use a child restraint in the center position of the front bench seat if the type of restraint used interferes with operation of the driving controls. ● Do not adjust the ... and could cause loss of control of the vehicle. 1-6 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    ... After adjustment, gently rock in the seat to make sure it is securely locked. ARS1233 TILTING REAR BENCH SEAT (Crew Cab models only) The rear bench seat can be tilted to... area. To tilt the seatback, push the tilting lever Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-7
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    ... not use a child restraint in the jump seats (King Cab model). These seats are not suitable for child restraint installation. ● When folding the jump seat, be careful not to squeeze your finger between the seat cushion and the body side. 1-8 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    ...properly as they may provide significant protection against injury in an accident. Do not remove them. Check the adjustment after someone else uses the seat.... the tops of your ears. NOTE: The head restraints on the bench seat are not adjustable. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-9
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    ... supplemental restraint system air bags can help reduce impact force to the driver and ... belts'' for instructions and precautions on seat belt usage later in this section. The supplemental air .... WARNING ● The supplemental air bags ordinarily will not inflate in the event of a side impact, rear ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    ARS1151 ● The seat belts and the supplemental air bags are most effective when you are sitting well back and upright ...wheel. Placing them inside the steering wheel rim could increase the risk that they are injured when the supplemental air bag inflates. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    ARS1153 ARS1041 ARS1042 1-12 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    ...in the illustrations. ● Children may be severely injured or killed when the supplemental air bag inflates if they are not properly restrained. ARS1043 ARS1098...facing child restraint in the front seat of a model equipped with a supplemental air bag ON/OFF switch unless you first turn ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    .... Vehicle damage (or lack of it) is not always an indication of proper supplemental air bag system ...front passenger supplemental air bag is equipped with an ON/OFF switch (except crew cab models ... bag system The driver supplemental air bag is located in the center of the steering wheel. The passenger ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    ... system. ● Work around and on the supplemental air bag system should be done by an authorized NISSAN dealer. Installation of electrical equipment should also be done by an authorized NISSAN dealer. The yellow Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) wiring should not be modified or ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    ... by an authorized NISSAN dealer. Unauthorized electrical test equipment and probing devices should not be used on ... an authorized NISSAN dealer. Correct pre-tensioner disposal procedures are set forth in the appropriate NISSAN Service Manual. Incorrect disposal procedures could cause personal injury....
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    PASSENGER SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG ON/OFF SWITCH AND LIGHT (except Crew Cab models) WARNING Air bags and seat belts are designed to work as a unit. Do not switch the air bag OFF unless you meet federal government criteria. Switching off the air bag ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    ...position the passenger air bag OFF indicator light will illuminate for 7 seconds to indicate the system is working ...and will not inflate in a frontal collision. The passenger supplemental air bag OFF indicator light .... The driver's side supplemental air bag always remains enabled and is not affected...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    .... Infants, children ages 1-12 or persons with special medical conditions should not use the front passenger seat until the system is checked by your NISSAN dealer. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-19
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    ... seat belt systems. The circuits monitored by the supplemental air bag warning light are the diagnosis sensor unit, the supplemental air bag modules, pre-tensioner seat belts and all related wiring. When the ignition key is in the ON ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    ... seat belt systems need servicing and should be taken to an authorized NISSAN dealer: ● The supplemental air bag warning light ...NISSAN dealer. Correct supplemental air bag disposal procedures are set forth in the appropriate NISSAN Service Manual. Incorrect disposal procedures could cause personal ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    ... if you are wearing your seat belt and it is properly adjusted. NISSAN 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. Most U.S. States and Canadian provinces or territories specify that ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    ...malfunction in the system. Have the system checked by an authorized NISSAN dealer. ● All seat belt assemblies ... and attaching hardware should be inspected by an authorized NISSAN dealer after any collision. NISSAN recommends that all seat belt assemblies in use during a collision be replaced unless...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    ... children which should be used for maximum protection. NISSAN recommends that all pre-teen children be... sudden stop. Infants and small children NISSAN recommends that infants and small children ... the manufacturer's instructions for installation and use. 1-24 Seats, restraints and supplemental air ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    PREGNANT WOMEN NISSAN recommends that pregnant women use seat belts. The seat belt should ...and adjust the seat belt properly. INJURED PERSONS NISSAN recommends that injured persons use seat belts,... shoulder belt will not be against your body. In an accident Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    ...restraint installation. During normal seat belt use by a passenger, the locking mode should not be activated. If it is activated it may cause uncomfortable seat belt tension. ARS1189... slows down rapidly. To increase your confidence in the seat 1-26 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ...If the retractor does not lock during this check, or if you have any questions about seat belt operation, see an authorized NISSAN dealer. WRS0083 WRS0084 Shoulder belt height adjustment ... shoulder belt anchor into position. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-27
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    ... WITHOUT RETRACTOR (Center of 60/40 bench seat) WARNING ● Do not install a child restraint in the center position of the front seat if the type of restraint used interferes with operation of the driving controls. 1-28 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ● Do not install a child restraint in the center position of the front bench seat if the type of ... child restraint in the jump seats (King Cab model). These seats are not suitable for child restraint installation. ... and feel the latch engage. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-29
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    ... ARS1057 2. Tighten the belt by pulling the free end of the belt away from the tongue. 3. Position the lap belt low on the hips as illustrated. 4. Loosen the belt by holding the tongue at a right angle to the belt, then pull on the belt. 1-30 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ... front passenger seating position. See an authorized NISSAN dealer for assistance if the extender is required. ... belt assembly should be replaced. WARNING ● Only NISSAN seat belt extenders, made by the same ... used with NISSAN seat belts. ● Persons who can use the standard seat belt should not use...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ... around both your child and yourself. ● In Crew Cab models, never install a rear facing ... belt or the lap portion of a three-point type seat belt. ● Nissan recommends that the child restraint be ... lap. It is not possible for even the strongest adult 1-32 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    ...child restraint at all times while the vehicle is being operated. WARNING ● Do not install a child ...child and vehicle. It may not be possible to properly install some types of child restraints ... restraint is not in use, keep it secured with a seat belt to prevent it from being thrown around in case ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ... INSTALLATION ON REAR BENCH SEAT CENTER POSITION (Crew Cab models only) Front facing ...seat as illustrated. Always follow the restraint manufacturer's instructions. 2. Route the seat belt tongue through ...forcefully on the lap belt adjustment. 1-34 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    ...the child restraint from side to side, and tug it forward to make sure it is securely in place. 5. If it is not secure, try to tighten the belt again, or put...follow the child restraint manufacturer's instructions for belt routing. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    INSTALLATION ON REAR BENCH SEAT OUTBOARD POSITIONS (Crew Cab models only) Front facing WARNING ... restraint from side to side, and tug it forward to make sure it is securely in place. 5. If it is not secure, ... child in a sudden stop or collision. 1-36 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    ... hear and feel the latch engage. Be sure to follow the child restraint manufacturer's instructions for belt routing. 3. Pull on the shoulder belt until all of the belt ...reverts back to emergency locking mode when the belt is fully retracted. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-37
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    ... secured prior to each use. If the belt is not locked, repeat steps 3 through 6. ● Failure to... retractor's locking mode will result in the child restraint not being properly secured. The seat could tip ... child in a sudden stop or collision. 1-38 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ... you hear and feel it engage. Be sure to follow the child restraint manufacturer's instructions for belt routing. 3. Pull on the shoulder belt until all of the belt is... reverts back to emergency locking mode when the belt is fully retracted. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-39
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ... the automatic locking mode. 7. Check to make sure the child restraint is properly secured prior to each use. If the belt is not locked, repeat steps 3 through 6. 1-40 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ... and King Cab vehicles with bucket seats will only have the outer anchor point. Crew Cab vehicles will have all three anchor points. If you have any questions when installing a top strap child restraint, consult your NISSAN dealer for details. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-41
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ... Front facing (Three-point type with retractor) WARNING ● If so equipped, keep the passenger supplemental air bag ON/OFF switch turned ON unless a rear-facing ... in the front seat. If the switch is OFF, the air bag will not inflate in a collision as designed. 1-42 Seats, restraints ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ● NISSAN recommends that child restraints be installed in the rear seat. However, if you must install... If the supplemental air bag warning light located in the instrument panel next to the speedometer comes ... passenger seat until the system is checked by your NISSAN dealer. ARS1093 If you choose ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    ...until you hear and feel the latch engage. Be sure to follow the child restraint manufacturer's instructions for belt routing. 3. Pull on the shoulder belt until all of the belt is fully .... Pull up on the belt to remove any slack in the belt. 1-44 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    .... Rear facing (Three-point type with retractor, except Crew Cab models) WARNING ● Never ... If the supplemental air bag warning light located in the instrument panel next to the speedometer comes on... passenger seat until the system is checked by your NISSAN dealer. ● The passenger three-point seat ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ... insert the belt tongue into the buckle until you hear and feel the latch engage. Be sure to follow the child restraint manufacturer's instructions for belt routing. 1-46 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    ... the shoulder belt until all of the belt is fully extended. At this time, the belt retractor is in the automatic locking mode (child restraint ... properly secured prior to each use. If the lap belt is not locked, repeat steps three through six. Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems 1-47
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    After the child restraint is removed and the seat belt is fully retracted the automatic locking mode (child restraint mode) is canceled. 1-48 Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    2 Instruments and controls Meters and gauges ...2-2 Speedometer and odometer ...2-3 ...2-3 Tachometer...2-5 Engine coolant temperature gauge ...2-5 Fuel gauge ...2-6 Warning/indicator lights and chimes ...2-7 Checking bulbs ...2-7 Warning lights...
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    METERS AND GAUGES WIC0055 2-2 Instruments and controls
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    SPEEDOMETER AND ODOMETER Speedometer The speedometer indicates vehicle speed in miles per hour (MPH) and kilometers per hour (km/h). Odometer/Twin trip odometer The odometer records the total distance the vehicle has been driven. WIC0056 Instruments and controls 2-3
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    AIC1120 The trip odometer records the distance of individual trips. Before each trip reset the trip odometer. Push the reset knob to change the display as follows: ODO (odometer) → TRIP A → TRIP B → ODO. Push and hold the reset knob for more than 1 second to reset either trip odometer. 2-4...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ... possible. If the engine is overheated, continued operation of the vehicle may seriously damage the engine. See the ''In case of emergency'' ... indicates the engine coolant temperature. The engine coolant temperature varies with the outside air temperature and driving conditions. Instruments ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    ... a few driving trips, the lamp should turn off. If the lamp remains on after a few driving trips, have the vehicle inspected by an authorized NISSAN dealer. ● For additional information, see the Malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) later in this section. WIC0059 FUEL GAUGE The gauge indicates the ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ... Passenger supplemental air bag OFF indicator light (except crew cab models) Automatic transmission park warning ... ignition key to ON without starting the engine. The following lights come on: , , , or , , If the driver side seat belt is fastened the light will not come on. The following lights come...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ... the anti-lock brake system is not functioning properly. Have the system checked by an authorized NISSAN dealer. If an abnormality occurs in the system, the anti-... low brake fluid level. If the light comes on while the engine is running with the parking brake not applied, stop the ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    ... checked by an authorized NISSAN dealer. WARNING ● Your brake system may not be working properly if... brake system has been checked at an authorized NISSAN dealer. is not functioning properly. Turn the... and call an authorized NISSAN dealer. The oil pressure warning light is not designed to indicate ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    ... the supplemental air bag and pre-tensioner seat belt systems need servicing and your vehicle must be taken to an authorized authorized NISSAN dealer: Passenger supplemental air bag OFF indicator light (except Crew Cab models) The passenger ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ... indicate the cruise control system is not functioning properly. Have the system checked by your NISSAN dealer. ● Failure to engage the transfer control lever in 2H, 4H or ... trips, have the vehicle inspected by an authorized NISSAN dealer. You do not need to have your vehicle towed ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    ... lamp may stop blinking and come on steady. Have the vehicle inspected by an authorized NISSAN dealer. You do not need to have your vehicle towed to ...visual and audio alarm signals if parts of the vehicle are disturbed. Turn signal/hazard indicator lights These lights flash when ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    ... light shows the status of the vehicle security system. The light operates whenever the ignition switch is in the LOCK, ... button is pushed with all doors locked, the hazard lights flash twice and the horn beeps ... are already locked. The horn may or may not beep once. Refer to ''silencing the horn ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    .... The system is now activated. If, during this 30 second time period, a door is unlocked by the key or the multi-remote controller, or the ... the hood is open and the key is not in the ACC or ON position). When the ignition key is turned to the ACC or ON position, the SECURITY light turns off. How to...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    ...is triggered. If the system does not operate as described above, have it checked by an authorized NISSAN dealer. WIC0060 Silencing the horn beep feature If desired... for at least two seconds. The hazard lights will quickly flash three times to confirm that the horn beep feature has ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER SWITCH (Crew Cab models only) SWITCH OPERATION The ignition switch must ... to 19 seconds by turning the time control knob (Type C only). CAUTION ● Do not operate the ... the windshield. WIC0085 To defog the rear window, start the engine and push the rear window defogger switch on...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ... Instrument brightness control The instrument brightness control operates or when the light switch is in the position. AIC1116 HEADLIGHT SWITCH Lighting Turn ...position: Turn the control to adjust the brightness of the instrument panel lights. The headlights come on and all the other lights remain...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    ... at a reduced intensity when the engine is started with the parking brake released. The daytime running lights operate ... is applied before the engine is started, the daytime running lights do not illuminate. The daytime ... begins to flash, but the lever does not latch. AIC0618 To turn the front fog ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    HAZARD WARNING FLASHER SWITCH hicle might become a hazard to other traffic. ● Turn signals do not work when the hazard warning flasher lights are on. The hazard warning flashers can be actuated with the ignition switch in any position. Some state laws ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ...contact the socket. AIC1024 The cigarette lighter element is an accessory. A genuine NISSAN cigarette lighter or equivalent can be purchased from an authorized NISSAN dealer. The cigarette lighter operates when the ignition switch is in the ACC or ON position. Push the lighter in ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ... element only. The use of the cigarette lighter socket as a power source for any other accessory is not recommended. AIC1103 STORAGE COMPARTMENT (Crew Cab models only) A storage compartment is located in the bottom center of the instrument panel. ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    AIC1061 AIC1026 APD0601 GLOVE BOX Open the glove box by pulling the handle. WARNING Keep glove box lid closed while driving to prevent injury in an accident or a sudden stop. AIC1085 AIC1025 2-22 Instruments and controls
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    ...standard size plastic grocery bags to hang side-by-side. Do not apply a total load of ...it down. To close the window, lift the switch up. The driver side control panel (driver's switch) also... passenger's window When the lock button is pushed in, only the driver side window can be opened or closed. ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ... To close the window, lift the switch up. Rear power windows (Crew Cab models only) The rear power window switches open or close... fully open the driver window, completely press the driver window switch down and release it; it need not be held. To stop the window, lift the switch up while the window ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    SUNROOF (if so equipped) AIC0648 AIC0745 IC0197 MANUAL WINDOWS The side windows can be opened or closed by turning the hand crank on each door. To open a window on the driver side, turn the crank clockwise. To close a window, turn the crank ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ... ice or sand from the sunroof before opening. ● Do not place heavy objects on the sunroof or surrounding area... sunroof closed. REMOVING/INSTALLING WARNING Do not remove or install the sun shade while ... Turn each lock bolt counterclockwise while supporting the sun shade. 2. Slide the shade backward ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ... rear edge of sun shade with the lock nuts. Turn each lock bolt clockwise to securely lock the sunshade in place. SIC0072 Removing the sunroof WARNING Do not remove the sunroof while driving so full attention may be given to vehicle operation. 1. Remove the sun shade. 2. Tilt the sunroof up. 3. ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ...dome light bulb replacement, refer to "Bulb replacement" in the ''Do-it-yourself'' section of this manual. CAUTION Leaving the dome light switch in the ON position for extended periods of time will result in a discharged battery. 2-28 ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ... equipped) ILLUMINATED ENTRY SYSTEM The interior lights illuminate when a front or rear door (crew cab only) is opened. Once the ... push the switches again. CAUTION Do not use for extended periods of time with the engine stopped. This could result in a discharged battery. Instruments and controls 2-...
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    MEMO 2-30 Instruments and controls
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    ... lock switch...3-3 Child safety rear door lock (Crew Cab models only)...3-4 Multi-remote control ...Fuel filler lid ...3-11 Fuel filler cap ...3-11 Steering wheel ...3-12 Tilt operation (if...13 Outside mirror remote control (if so equipped)...3-14 Truck box...3-15 Tailgate ...3-15 Tie down hooks ...3-17
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ... as your wallet), NOT IN THE VEHICLE. If you lose your keys, see an authorized NISSAN dealer for duplicates by using the key number. NISSAN does not record key numbers so it ... this key can be duplicated by an authorized NISSAN dealer or locksmith. ● Do not leave children unattended inside ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ...POWER DOOR LOCK SWITCH To lock the doors without a key, push the power door lock switch (driver or passenger side), then close the door. When locking the doors this way, be certain not to leave the key inside the vehicle. If the key is left in...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    ...and use of additional remote controllers, contact an authorized NISSAN dealer. CAUTION Listed below are conditions or occurrences which will damage the remote controller: ● Do not allow the remote controller to become wet. ... WPD0037 CHILD SAFETY REAR DOOR LOCK (Crew Cab models only) Child safety ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    ... interior light can be turned off without waiting 30 seconds by inserting the key ... the doors with the multiremote controller or pushing the interior light switch to the OFF position. Auto Relock ... button on the multiremote controller. Only the driver's side door unlocks. 2. Push the UNLOCK button ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ... beep feature has been reactivated. Deactivating the horn feature does not silence the horn if the alarm is triggered. WIC0060 Silencing the ...together for at least two seconds. The hazard lights will quickly flash three times to confirm that the horn beep feature has been deactivated. To activate: ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    button two or three times to check the multi-remote controller operation. If the battery is removed for any reason other ... vehicle. This range may vary with conditions. FCC Notice: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer for compliance could void the user's authority to ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ...fly open and result in an accident. ● If you see steam or smoke coming from the engine compartment, to avoid injury do not open the hood. 1. Pull the hood lock release handle located below the driver side instrument panel; the hood then springs up slightly. 2. Lift the...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ... 125 lb (57 Kg) evenly distributed. Be careful that your vehicle does not exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) or the Gross Axle Weight Ratings (... and GAWR, refer to the Technical and consumer information section of this manual . Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-9
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    AIC1147 The front and rear crossbars can be adjusted forward, backward, or be removed. Use the torxdriver located in the tool kit to loosen both crossbar adjusting screws. Position the crossbar as needed and then tighten the crossbar adjusting screws. Place your cargo between the bars, and secure...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    STEP RAIL (if so equipped) FUEL FILLER LID WPD0054 FUEL FILLER CAP The fuel filler cap is a ratcheting type. Turn the cap counterclockwise to remove. Tighten the cap clockwise until ratcheting clicks are heard. WPD0045 The step rail has a front and rear step ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    .... You could be burned or seriously injured if it is misused or mishandled. Always stop the engine and do not smoke or allow open flames or ... a few driving trips, have the vehicle inspected by an authorized NISSAN dealer. ● For additional information, see the Malfunction indicator lamp (...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ...VANITY MIRROR (if so equipped) A vanity mirror is located on the rear side of the passenger sunvisor. INSIDE MIRROR The night position reduces glare from the headlights of vehicles behind the ... reduces rear view clarity. OUTSIDE MIRRORS The outside mirror can be moved in any direction for ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ... to fold it. OUTSIDE MIRROR REMOTE CONTROL (if so equipped) Push the right or left side of the switch to adjust the right or left side mirror, then adjust the lever. The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC position for the power mirrors to operate. 3-14 Pre-driving checks and ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ... Pull the tailgate handle upward and lower the tailgate. The support cables hold the tailgate open. When closing the tailgate, ... the lowest position, lift the tailgate to a 45 degree angle, then release the support cables. Do not drive the vehicle with the tailgate down, unless equipped with Nissanମ.
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    ... properly. and insert left side hinge. 3. Continue to hold tailgate at a 45 degree angle and attach the tailgate support cables. 4. Close the tailgate securely. CAUTION The tailgate is heavy. Be careful not to drop it during removal. IC0175 Removing the tailgate 1. Release the tailgate support ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ... unsecured cargo could cause personal injury. WPD0046 ATI1020 Locking the tailgate To lock the tailgate, turn the key towards the passenger side of the vehicle. To unlock, turn the key towards the driver side. TIE DOWN HOOKS For your convenience, tie down hooks ...
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    MEMO 3-18 Pre-driving checks and adjustments
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    ..., air conditioner and audio systems Ventilators ...4-2 Heater and air conditioner...4-3 Controls ...4-3 Heater operation...4-4 Air conditioner operation (if so equipped)...4-5 Air flow charts...4-6 Servicing air conditioner...4-9 Audio system...4-10 FM-AM radio with compact disc (CD) player (...
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    VENTILATORS AHA1099 Adjust air flow direction by moving the ventilators slides and ventilator assemblies. 4-2 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems
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    HEATER AND AIR CONDITIONER WARNING ● The air conditioner cooling function operates only when the engine is running. ● Do not leave children, ...windows to fog up. ● Positioning of the heater and air conditioner controls should not be done while driving so full attention ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ... vehicle. Push the when: button to the on position Air conditioner button (if so equipped) Start the engine, move the fan ... is operating. To turn off the air conditioner, push the button again. The air conditioner cooling function operates only when the engine is running. desired position between ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ... 1. Turn the air control dial to the tion. posi- AIR CONDITIONER OPERATION (if so equipped) Start the engine, move the fan control ... functions are added to the heater operation. The air conditioner cooling function operates only when the engine is running. Bi-level heating This ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ...position. gauge indicates engine coolant temperature over the normal range, turn the air conditioner off. See If your vehicle overheats in the In case of emergency section ... turns on (however, the indicator light will not illuminate) if the 4-6 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems
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    WHA0098 WHA0051 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-7
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    WHA0052 WHA0099 4-8 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems
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    ... charging equipment and lubricant is required when servicing your NISSAN air conditioner. Using improper refrigerants or lubricants causes severe damage to ... this manual. An authorized NISSAN dealer will be able to service your environmentally friendly air conditioner system. WARNING ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ...) Audio main operation To turn the radio on, turn the ignition key to ACC or ON. If you listen to the radio with the engine not running, turn the key to the ACC position. Radio ...power/volume control knob again turns the system off. 4-10 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ... volume. Adjusting tone quality and speaker balance. To adjust Bass, Treble, Fader (Crew Cab models only...level. Press the knob a third time and FAD appears in the display (Crew Cab models only). Fader ... repeatedly until the radio or CD display reappears. Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-11
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    ... blinking. Rotate the the hours to the desired level. Press the knob a second time and the minutes will start to blink. Rotate the knob to adjust the ... set to the knob repeatdesired level, press the edly until the radio or CD display reappears. WHA0096 4-12 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    Knob WARNING The radio should not be tuned while driving so full attention may be given to vehicle operation. Rotate...during FM stereo reception. When the stereo broadcast signal is weak, the radio automatically changes from stereo to monaural reception. Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-13
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ... is disconnected, or if the radio fuse opens, the radio memory is cancelled. In that case, reset the desired stations. FF (Fast forward) REW (Rewind) or button is ... disc loaded and the radio playing, the radio turns off and compact disc starts to play. 4-14 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ... not bend the disc. ● Always place the discs in the storage case when they are not being used. ● To clean a disc, wipe the surface from the...a conventional record cleaner or alcohol intended for industrial use. ● A new disc may be rough on the inner Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-15
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ...discs with an adapter ● Recordable compact discs (CD-R) ● Rewritable compact discs (CDRW) ● CD's that are not round ● CD's with a paper label ● CD's that are warped, scratched or have abnormal edges 4-16 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ... ACC or ON position, then push the ON OFF/VOL control knob button. If you listen to the radio with the engine not running, turn the key to the ACC position. The mode (... system off. AHA1112 Turn the ON OFF/VOL control knob to the Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-17
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ... 7 seconds to set the next audio level. Pressing the AUDIO button a fifth time will return the display back to radio, cassette or CD display mode. Fader ... the right and left speakers. Clock operation Pressing the clock button displays the clock. AHA1128 4-18 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems
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    ... to the regular clock display. Tune (Tuning) WARNING The radio should not be tuned while driving so full attention may be given to ... reception. When the stereo broadcast signal is weak, the radio automatically changes from stereo to monaural reception. Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-19
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ... cassette player operation ● To maintain good quality sound, NISSAN recommends using cassette tapes ... should be removed from the player when not in use. Store cassettes in their protective cases and away ...begins to play. The cassette tape automatically 4-20 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ... may cause jamming and wavering sound quality. ● Over a period of time, the playback head, capstan and ...interval between selections, the system may not stop in the desired or expected location. SIDE button Push the ... tapes to reduce high frequency tape Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-21
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ... selecWhen the tion being played returns to the beginning. Push the button several times to skip back several selections. Each time the button is pushed... cassette tape is already operating, it automatically turns off and the compact disc begins to play. 4-22 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ...Do not bend the disc. ● Always place the discs in the storage case when they are not in use. ● To clean a disc, wipe the surface from the... a conventional record cleaner or alcohol intended for industrial use. ● A new disc may be rough on the inner Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-23
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ... in) discs with an adapter ● Recordable compact discs (CD-R) ● Rewritable compact discs (CDRW) ● CDs that are not round ● CDs with a paper label ● CDs that are warped, scratched or have abnormal edges 4-24 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ... key to the ACC or ON position, then push the PWR control knob. If you listen to the radio with the engine not running, turn the key to the ACC position. The mode ...right to increase volume or to the left to decrease volume. WHA0097 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-25
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    Adjusting tone quality and speaker balance Press the AUDIO button to enter the audio adjust mode: Bass → Mid → Treb → Fade → ...( or ) or SEEK/TRACK ( or ) to adjust the hours. WHA0065 3. Press the CLOCK button to switch to the minute adjustment. 4-26 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems
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    ... so full attention may be given to vehicle operation. Use the or buttons for manual tuning. To move quickly through the channels, hold the tuning ... reception. Intermittent changes in reception quality normally are caused by these external influences. Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-27
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ...or if the radio fuse opens, the radio memory is cancelled. In that case, reset the desired stations. LHA0081 Station memory operation −...seconds). For example, in the illustrations ch3 is to be memorized. WHA0064 To store a radio station in a preset: 4-28 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ... seconds) to clear the Travel Preset memory. This turns off the green indicator. The radio returns to the last used preset of A, B or C in the permanent preset memory. LHA0084 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-29
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ...permanent preset memory that is selected (A, B or C) from 1-6 for 5 seconds. If the Travel Preset is ON, the travel preset that is selected (A, B, or C) from 1-6 is scanned for 5 seconds. 4-30 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ... Data System) RDS stands for Radio Data System, and is a data information service transmitted by some radio stations on the FM band (not AM band) encoded ... preset scan mode Pressing any button except CLOCK, EJECT and PTY cancels the Preset Scan mode. Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-31
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ...4. Press the PTY button again to cancel the PTY SEEK mode. CAUTION ● Do not force a compact disc (CD) into the CD insert slot. This could ...a maximum of 15 seconds. LHA0075 Compact disc (CD) operation Turn the ignition key to the ACC or ON position. 4-32 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ... the Disc number, Track number and Elapsed Time. Selected disc loading 1. Press a disc select ...Disc number, Track number and Elapsed Time. If a disc is not inserted within 15 seconds ... playing, the radio turns off and the last loaded disc starts to play. Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-33
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ... disc is playing, the selection following the present one starts to play from the beginseveral times to skip sevning. Press eral selections. Each time the button is ... for 2 seconds. The display then shows the Track number and Elapsed time as normal. 4-34 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ... 2 seconds. The display then shows the Track number and Elapsed time as normal. Also, the indicators of the loaded discs are turned on with amber ... cancelled once it scans through all tracks on the disc, or if the SCAN button is pressed during Scan mode. Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-35
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ... 3. The disc ejects. Remove the disc. (If disc is not removed within 15 seconds, disc will ... The disc ejects. Remove the disc. (If the disc is not removed within 15 seconds, the disc will ... disc number indicator blinks green and display shows "All Disc 4-36 Heater, air conditioner and audio systems
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    ... Do not bend the disc. ● Always place the discs in the storage case when they are not being used. ● To clean a disc, wipe the surface from the ...using a circular motion. Do not use a conventional record cleaner or alcohol intended for industrial use. Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-37
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ... The steering wheel switch for audio controls is mounted on the left side of the steering wheel. Press the MODE button to turn the radio on or, if... to the next radio station. If in CD Mode: ● Press or (
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ... operation. When installing a CB, ham radio or car phone in your NISSAN, be sure to observe the following cautions, otherwise the new equipment may adversely ...on the antenna surface. The antenna rod can not be hand tightened to the proper specification. Heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4-39
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ... so equipped) is highly recommended. Exercise extreme caution at all times so full attention may be given to vehicle operation. ●... from the CB radio chassis to the body. ● For details, consult an authorized NISSAN dealer. WARNING ● A cellular telephone should not be used while driving so full ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ...precautions ...5-4 Ignition switch...5-6 Automatic transmission ...5-6 Manual transmission...5-7 Key positions ...5-7 Before starting the engine...5-8 Starting the engine ... fuel economy ...5-20 Using four-wheel drive ...5-20 Transfer case shifting procedures...5-21 Auto-lock free-running hubs ...5-21...
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    ... all windows fully open, and have the vehicle inspected immediately. ● Do not run the engine in closed spaces such as a garage. ● Do not park the vehicle with the engine running for any extended length of time. ● If a special body, camper, or other equipment is...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ... detected. Have the vehicle inspected promptly by an authorized NISSAN dealer. ● Avoid driving with an extremely low ... damaging the three-way catalyst. ● Do not race the engine while warming it up. ● Do ... restraints and supplemental air bag systems section of this manual, and also instruct your ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ... in the accident, alcohol can increase the severity of the injury. NISSAN is committed to safe driving. However, you must choose not to drive under the .... However, avoid driving in deep water or mud as your NISSAN is mainly designed for leisure use, unlike a conventional offroad...
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    ... low as possible. Do not equip the vehicle with tires larger than specified in this manual. This could ... speed when encountering strong crosswinds. With a higher center of gravity, your NISSAN is more affected by strong ..., particularly at high speeds. Your NISSAN four-wheel drive vehicle has a higher ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ... OFF position is indicated by a 1 on the key cylinder. When the ignition is in the OFF position, the steering wheel is not locked. In order for the steering wheel to be ... the LOCK position while driving. The steering wheel will lock. This may cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle and could ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ...from the straight up position. KEY POSITIONS LOCK Normal parking position (0) OFF (Manual transmission model) (1) The engine can be turned off without locking the steering wheel. ACC (Accessories) (2) This position activates electrical accessories...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ... starter is designed not to operate if the selector lever is in one of the driving positions. Manual transmission: ...clutch pedal to the floor while starting the engine. The starter is designed not to operate unless the clutch ...more than 15 seconds at a time. If the engine does not start, turn the key ...
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    ...to lose control and have an accident. ● Cold engine idle speed is high, so use caution when shifting into a forward or reverse gear before the engine has warmed up. ● Never shift to ... battery is discharged. Starting the vehicle ● After starting the engine, fully depress the foot brake pedal to...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ...lever to N (Neutral). 5. Start the engine. These instructions for starting the vehicle in N (Neutral) should only be used until service can be obtained at an authorized NISSAN dealership. R (Reverse) Use this position to back up. Shift into this position only after the ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ... (Neutral) should only be used until service can be obtained at an authorized NISSAN dealership. R (Reverse) ASD1024 Shifting (VG33E or VG33ER engines) Push the button .... You may shift to N (Neutral) and restart a stalled engine while the vehicle is moving. Starting and driving 5-11...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ...) Use this position for hill climbing or engine braking on downhill grades. Do not shift into the 2..., sand or mud, or for maximum engine braking on steep downhill grades. Do not shift into the 1... out of P (Park), take your vehicle to an authorized NISSAN dealership as soon as possible. ASD1021 5-12 ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ... reset the overdrive switch in the ON position to turn the overdrive on. The indicator light goes out at this time. WSD0012 Overdrive switch (KA24DE engine type a) ON: For typical driving, push the overdrive switch ON with the selector lever...
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    ... fuel economy. WSD0055 ASD1023 Overdrive switch (KA24DE engine type b) Each time your vehicle is started, the transmission is automatically ''reset'' ... switch once. The O/D OFF indicator light in the The overdrive does not engage until the engine has reached operating ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ... speeds for extended periods of time with the OVERDRIVE off. This reduces fuel economy. ● Do not over-rev the engine when shifting to a lower gear. This may ... 1st again. Starting and driving 5-15 MANUAL TRANSMISSION WARNING ● Do not downshift abruptly on slippery roads. This ...
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    PARKING BRAKE If your vehicle is equipped with 4-wheel drive, see '' Transfer case shifting procedures for four-wheel drive vehicles'' later in this section. Suggested maximum speed in each gear Downshift to a lower gear if the engine is not running smoothly, or if you need to ...
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    ... goes out. ASD1010 WSD0013 To apply: pull the lever out. To release: 1. Firmly apply foot brake. 2. Manual transmission models: Place the shift lever in the N ... cruise control main switch off and have the system checked by an authorized NISSAN dealer. ● The SET indicator light may ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ... Doing so could cause a loss of vehicle control and result in an accident. CAUTION On manual transmission models, do not shift into N (Neutral) without depressing ... below the set speed. ● you depress the clutch pedal (manual transmission), or move the shift selector lever to N (...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ... and economy of your new vehicle. Failure to follow these recommendations may result in vehicle damage or shortened engine life. ● Do not run the engine over 4,000 rpm. Avoid driving for long periods at constant speed, either fast or slow. ● Do...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ... correct alignment. Improper alignment increases tire wear and lowers fuel economy. ● Air conditioner operation lowers fuel economy. Use the .... ● When cruising at highway speeds, it is more economical to use the air conditioner and leave the windows closed to reduce drag....
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    TRANSFER CASE SHIFTING PROCEDURES CAUTION Do not drive on dry hard surface ...tire wear, and increased fuel consumption. NISSAN recommends driving in the 2H position under... if the manual transmission is in gear or the automatic transmission is in the P (Park) position. ● Failure to engage the transfer...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ... quickly from a stop after shifting from two-wheel drive to four-wheel drive may not allow engagement of the auto-locking ... this noise may damage the hub lock. In such a case, release the accelerator pedal to reduce the engine speed or stop the vehicle. ● If the auto-locking hubs make a clattering ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    .... Perform this operation when driving straight, not while cornering. 1. Move the transfer case shift lever to 2H. This can be done at any speed, and it is not necessary... clutch pedal, or place the transmission selector lever in the N (Neutral) position. 3. Depress the transfer case shift lever...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    .... ● Never leave the engine running while the vehicle is unattended. ● Do not leave children ... may ignite and cause a fire. ● The transfer control lever must be in the 2H, 4H ... is ON, this indicates that the automatic transmission P (park) position will not function and the transfer control lever...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ...The power assisted steering is designed to use a hydraulic pump, driven by the engine, to assist steering. If the ... turns and at low speeds. WARNING If the engine is not running or is turned off while driving, the power assist for the steering will not work. Steering will be much harder to operate. ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    .... Abrupt braking or accelerating could cause the wheels to skid and result in an accident. ● If the engine is not running or is turned off while driving, the power assist for the brakes will not work. Braking will be harder. ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) Using the system (4-wheel ABS...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ... on while you are driving, contact an authorized NISSAN dealer for repair. WARNING ● The anti-lock... and others rests in the hands of the driver. Tire type and condition may also... ''Engine cooling system'' in the ''Do-ityourself'' section of this manual. BATTERY If the battery is not...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ...details, see ''Changing engine coolant'' in the ''Doit-yourself'' section of this manual. TIRE EQUIPMENT 1. SUMMER ...you operate your vehicle on snowy or icy roads, NISSAN recommends the use on all four ...tires. Please consult your NISSAN dealer for the tire type, size, speed rating and...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ...You can be injured by an electrical shock if you use an ungrounded connection. ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (if so equippped) An engine block heater to assist extreme cold temperature starting is available through an authorized NISSAN dealer. Starting and driving 5-29
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    MEMO 5-30 Starting and driving
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    6 In case of emergency Flat tire ...6-2 Changing a flat tire ...6-2 Jump starting...6-8 Push starting ...6-9 If your vehicle overheats ...6-10 Towing your vehicle ...6-11 Towing recommended by Nissan...6-11 Vehicle recovery (freeing a stuck vehicle) ...6-13
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    FLAT TIRE CHANGING A FLAT TIRE If you have a flat tire, follow the...brake. Shift the manual transmission into R (Reverse), or the automatic transmission into P (Park). WARNING ● The transfer ...could result in serious personal injury or property damage. 4. Turn off the engine. 6-2 In case of emergency
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ... forward. b. Remove the jack and wheel nut wrench from the tool case located behind the driver's ... jack rod located behind the driver's seat. For Crew Cab models: a. Tilt the rear bench seat ... direct it towards the spare tire winch, located directly above the spare tire. In case of emergency 6-3...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ... tire is completely lowered, reach under the vehicle, remove the retainer chain, and carefully slide the... jack rod into the T-shaped opening of the spare tire winch. Apply pressure to keep the jack rod...tire winch and turn the jack rod counterclockwise to lower the spare tire. 6-4 In case of emergency
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    ... passengers to stay in the vehicle while it is on the jack. ● Do not start or run the engine while vehicle is on the jack. It may cause the vehicle to move. This is especially true for vehicles ... wheel cover CAUTION Do not use your hands to pry off wheel caps or wheel covers. Doing so ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ... the wheel to become loose or come off. This could cause an accident. ● Do not use oil or grease on the wheel ...Installing the spare tire The spare tire is designed for emergency use. See specific instructions under the heading ''Wheels and tires'' in the ''Do- 6-6 In case of emergency
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    ... is designed for emergency use. See specific instructions under the heading ''Wheels and tires'' in the ''Do-it-yourself'' section of this manual. CAUTION ● Be sure to center the spare tire suspending plate on the wheel and then lift the spare tire. ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    .... Use of an improperly rated battery can damage your vehicle. ● Your vehicle has an automatic engine cooling fan. It could come on at any time. Keeps hands and other objects away from it. ● Whenever working on or near a battery, always wear suitable eye ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ...(Park)). Switch off all unnecessary electrical systems (lights, heater, air conditioner, etc.). 3. Remove vent caps on the battery (if so equipped). Cover the ... ● Make sure the jumper cables do not touch moving parts in the engine compartment and that the cable clamps do ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ... transmission models, move the selector lever to P (Park). Do not stop the engine. 2. Turn off the air conditioner (if so equipped). Open all of the windows,... running. Add coolant to the reservoir tank if necessary. Have your vehicle repaired at an authorized NISSAN dealer. 6-10 In case of emergency
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ...equipment could damage your vehicle. Towing instructions are available from an authorized NISSAN dealer. Local ... accidental damage to your vehicle, NISSAN recommends having a service operator tow your ... models NISSAN recommends that your vehicle be towed with the driving (rear) wheels off the In case ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ...lock mechanism. ● If you have to tow manual transmission models with the rear wheels on the ground (if you do not use towing dollies)...propeller shaft before towing to prevent damage to the transmission. ACE0705 Four-wheel drive models NISSAN recommends that towing dollies be used ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ... hubs see the "Starting and driving" section for details. ● Move the transfer case shift lever to the 2H position. ● Turn the ...hubs see the "Starting and driving" section for details. ● Move the transfer case shift lever to the 2H position. ● Move the transmission shift lever to the N...
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    MEMO 6-14 In case of emergency
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    ... Washing...7-2 Waxing...7-2 Removing spots...7-3 Underbody ...7-3 Glass...7-3 Aluminum alloy wheels...7-3 Chrome parts...7-3 Cleaning interior ...7-4 Floor mats...7-4 Seat belts ...7-5 Corrosion protection ...7-5 Most common factors contributing to vehicle ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ...vehicle, it is important to take proper care of it. In the following cases, please wash your vehicle as soon ... (never hot) water. CAUTION ● Do not wash the vehicle with strong household soap,... and to avoid a ''weathered'' appearance. An authorized NISSAN dealer can assist 7-2 Appearance and...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ... after a thorough washing. Follow the instructions supplied with the wax. ● Do not use a wax containing ... staining. Special cleaning products are available at an authorized NISSAN dealer or any automotive accessories store.... is used. Salt could discolor the wheel if not removed. Appearance and care ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ... damage the lens cover. FLOOR MATS The use of genuine NISSAN floor mats can extend the life of your ... excessively worn. AAI0500 Floor mat positioning aid (Driver side only) Some models include a floor mat pin to act as a floor mat positioning aid. NISSAN floor mats have been specially designed for ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ..."Seats, restraints and supplemental air bag systems" section of this owner's manual. WARNING Do not allow wet seat belts to roll ...A temperature increase accelerates the rate of corrosion to those parts which are not well ventilated. Air pollution Industrial pollution, the ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ... such as the exhaust system, fuel and brake lines, brake cables, floor pan and fenders. In winter, the underbody must be cleaned periodically. For additional protection against rust and corrosion, which may be required in some areas, consult an authorized NISSAN dealer. 7-6 Appearance and care
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    MEMO Appearance and care 7-7
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ... Engine oil ...8-10 Checking engine oil level ...8-10 Changing engine oil ...8-11 Changing engine oil filter...8-13 Automatic transmission fluid ...8-14 Temperature conditions for checking ...8-14 ...32 Exterior and interior lights ...8-33 Wheels and tires ...8-36 Tire pressure ...8-36
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    Types of tires...8-36 Tire chains ...8-37 Changing wheels and tires...8-38
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    ... the fuel filter or fuel lines should be serviced by an authorized NISSAN dealer because the fuellines are under high pressure even when the engine is off. CAUTION ● Do not work under the hood .... If in doubt about any servicing, have it done by an authorized NISSAN dealer. 8-2 Do-it-yourself
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    ENGINE COMPARTMENT CHECK LOCATIONS ADI1051 Do-it-yourself 8-3
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    ADI1052 8-4 Do-it-yourself
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    WDI0066 Do-it-yourself 8-5
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ...-freeze with the proper mixture ratio of 50% Genuine Nissan Anti-freeze coolant or equivalent and 50% ... system. Genuine Nissan Antifreeze coolant or equivalent 50% WARNING ● Never remove the radiator cap when ... damage, use only a genuine NISSAN radiator cap. ADI1026 CHECKING ENGINE COOLANT LEVEL ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ... COOLANT ● Major cooling system repairs should be performed by an authorized NISSAN dealer. The service procedures can be found in the appropriate NISSAN Service Manual. ● Improper servicing can result in reduced heater performance and engine overheating. ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ... push pins. ● Remove the six bolts and the splash shield. 2. Remove the radiator drain cap. Open the radiator drain plug located at the bottom of the radiator. Drain the engine coolant. ● Waste coolant must be disposed of properly. ● Check your local ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ADI1057 ADI1058 LDI0063 4. Open the air release plug. 5. Flush the cooling system by running fresh water through the radiator. 6. Install ... coolant and water. Fill the reservoir tank slowly up to the MAX level. 8. Open and close the air release plug to release air. Then fill the radiator again Do...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ENGINE OIL and install the radiator cap. 9. Start the engine and warm it up until it reaches normal operating temperature. Then race the engine two or three times under no load. Watch the engine coolant temperature gauge for signs of overheating. 10.Stop the engine. After it ...
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    ...Oil level should be checked regularly. Operating the engine with an insufficient amount of oil can damage the engine, and such damage is not covered by warranty. CHANGING ENGINE OIL 1. Park the vehicle on a level surface and apply the parking ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ... the engine off and wait several minutes. Check the oil level with the dipstick. Add engine oil if necessary. CAUTION 5. Remove the ... filter is to be changed, remove and replace it at this time. See ''Changing engine oil filter'' later in this section. Be careful not to burn yourself. The ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ...Add engine oil if necessary. ADI1065 ADI1066 CHANGING ENGINE OIL FILTER 1. Park the vehicle on a level surface and ...filter by turning it by hand. CAUTION Be careful not to burn yourself. The engine oil may be hot. 6. Wipe the engine oil filter mounting surface with a clean rag. Be sure to remove ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ...using the HOT range on the dipstick after the following conditions have been met: — The engine should...C) using the COLD range on the dipstick ADI1067 ADI1068 after the engine is warmed up and... in P (Park). 3. Check the fluid level with the engine idling. 4. Remove the dipstick and wipe it clean...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ...STEERING FLUID CAUTION ● DO NOT OVERFILL. Use ONLY NISSAN Matic 'D' (Continental ...used. Outside the continental United States and Alaska contact an authorized NISSAN dealership for more ...86°F (0 to 30°C). CAUTION ● DO NOT OVERFILL. ● Recommended fluid is Genuine NISSAN PSFII or equivalent....
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ... fluid must be added frequently, the system should be thoroughly checked by an authorized NISSAN dealer. CAUTION Do not spill the fluid on painted surfaces. ...s instructions for the mixture ratio. CAUTION ● Do not substitute engine anti-freeze coolant for windshield washer solution....
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ...fabrics, or painted surfaces. After touching a battery or battery cap, do not touch or rub your eyes. Thoroughly wash your..., add a windshield washer anti-freeze. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for the mixture ratio. For Canada Add fluid when the low washer fluid warning light comes on. Add...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ...case of emergency'' section. If the engine does not start by jump starting, the battery may have to be replaced. Contact an authorized NISSAN dealer. ADI0709 ADI0710 1. Gently pry between the battery cap and cover as illustrated to remove the cap. ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ... ADI1074 WARNING Be sure the ignition key is in the OFF or LOCK position. The engine could rotate unexpectedly. 1. Visually inspect each belt for signs... is in poor condition or loose, have it replaced or adjusted by an authorized NISSAN dealer. 2. Have the belts checked regularly for condition and ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    SPARK PLUGS WARNING Be sure the engine and ignition switch are off and that the parking brake is engaged securely.... SPARK PLUGS (except supercharger) Platinum-tipped spark plugs It is not necessary to replace platinumtipped spark plugs as frequently as conventional type spark plugs because they last ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ... SPARK PLUGS (with supercharger) Please see your authorized NISSAN dealer for assistance. WDI0005 ADI1079 1. Disconnect the spark ... the maintenance intervals shown in the ''Maintenance'' section of this manual. When replacing the filter, wipe the inside of the air cleaner housing and the ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ... to be burned. The air cleaner not only cleans the air, it stops flame if the engine backfires. If it isn't there and the engine backfires, you could be burned. Do not drive with the air cleaner removed, and be careful when working on the engine with the air cleaner removed....
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ... arm to its original position; otherwise it may be damaged when the engine hood is opened. ● Make sure the wiper blades ... Your windshield is clean if beads do not form when rinsing with clear water. Clean the... into place. CLEANING If your windshield is not clear after using the windshield washer or...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ... clicks is out of the range listed above, see an authorized NISSAN dealer. MDI0005 CHECKING BRAKE PEDAL With the engine running, check distance A between the upper surface of ... floor. If you wax the surface of the hood, be careful not to let wax get into the washer nozzle. This...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ...the brake pedal height does not return to normal, see an authorized NISSAN dealer and have... have them inspected as soon as possible by an authorized NISSAN dealer. BRAKE BOOSTER Check the brake booster... out of the range shown above, see an authorized NISSAN dealer. Self-adjusting brakes Your vehicle...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ... from the booster. If the brakes do not operate properly, have the brakes checked by an authorized NISSAN dealer. ADI0528 CHECKING CLUTCH PEDAL Press the pedal by ... limit. If free travel is out of the range shown above, see an authorized NISSAN dealer. 8-26 Do-it-yourself
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ... could damage the electrical system or cause a fire. If the electrical equipment does not operate, check for an open fuse. 1. Be sure the ignition key and the headlight ...5. If a new fuse opens again, have the electrical system checked and repaired by an authorized NISSAN dealer. Do-it-yourself 8-27
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ... a new one. Recommended battery: Toshiba CR2025 or equivalent. 3. Close the lid securely. 4. Press the LOCK button, then the UNLOCK button two or three times to check the multi-remote controller operation. If the battery is removed for any reason other than replacement, perform step 4 above. ● An ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    ...replaceable headlight (halogen) bulb. A bulb can be replaced from inside the engine compartment without removing the headlight assembly. CAUTION ● ... installed: Wattage 65/55 Bulb No. HB5/9007* *: Always check with the Parts Department at an authorized NISSAN dealer for the latest parts information....
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ● Aiming is not necessary after replacing the bulb. When aiming adjustment is necessary, contact an authorized NISSAN dealer. ● Do not leave the bulb out of the headlight...(except for full levels of coolant, engine oil and fuel, and that the spare tire, jack, and tools are stored...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    WDI0067 Do-it-yourself 8-31
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ...range shown. Adjust headlamps accordingly. LDI0050 FOG LIGHTS (if so equipped) Replacing the fog light bulb CAUTION ● High pressure halogen gas is sealed inside the halogen bulb. ... scratched or the bulb is dropped. ● When handling the bulb, do not touch the glass envelope. LDI0028 8-32 Do...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ... order of removal. DO NOT TOUCH THE BULB. EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR LIGHTS Item Front combination ... 27/7 27 3.8 55 10 8 See an authorized NISSAN dealer for assistance. 3157NA 3157k 3156k ... 168 Wattage (W) Bulb No.* *: Always check with the Parts Department at an authorized NISSAN dealer for the latest ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ADI1123 Replacement procedures All other lights are either type A, B, C or D. When replacing a bulb, first remove the lens and/or cover. 8-34 Do-it-yourself
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    WDI0048 Do-it-yourself 8-35
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ... all season or snow) and construction. An authorized NISSAN dealer may be able to help you with... see the ''In case of emergency'' section of this manual. TIRE PRESSURE Maximum inflation pressure Do not ...affixed to the inside of the glove box lid. All season tires NISSAN specifies All Season ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ... wheels and not on the front wheels. Do not use tire chains on dry roads. ...be sure to change to 2WD. Summer tires NISSAN specifies summer tires on some models to provide superior... operate your vehicle in snowy or icy conditions, NISSAN recommends the use of ''SNOW'' or ''ALL SEASON'' ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ... miles (1,000 km) (also in cases of a flat tire, etc.). ● Do not include the spare .... ADI1115 MDI0004 CHANGING WHEELS AND TIRES Tire rotation NISSAN recommends rotating ... See ''Flat tire'' in the ''In case of emergency'' section for tire replacing procedures. Wheel nut tightening ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ...personal injury. If it is necessary to repair the spare tire, contact an authorized NISSAN dealer. Replacing ... damage the transmission, transfer case and differential gears. If excessive tire wear ... be checked and corrected as necessary. Contact an authorized NISSAN dealer. Wheel balance Unbalanced ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ... regularly for dents or corrosion. This may cause loss of pressure or damage the tire bead. ● NISSAN recommends waxing the road wheels to protect against ... must be in the 2H position to prevent the transfer case and differential gears from being damaged. ● Do not use tire chains on a TEMPORARY ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    chains will not fit properly and may cause damage to the vehicle. ● Because the TEMPORARY USE ONLY spare tire is smaller than the original tire, ground clearance is reduced. To avoid damage to the vehicle, do not drive over obstacles. Also, do not drive the vehicle through an ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    MEMO 8-42 Do-it-yourself
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    9 Maintenance Maintenance precautions ...9-2 General maintenance ...9-2 Explanation of maintenance items ...9-2 Exterior maintenance...9-2 Interior maintenance...9-3 Periodic maintenance schedules ...9-5 Schedule 1 ...9-5 Schedule 2 ...9-5 Explanation of maintenance items ...9-10
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    MAINTENANCE PRECAUTIONS Your new NISSAN has been designed to have minimum maintenance requirements with longer service intervals to save ... through technical bulletins, service tips, and in-dealership training programs. They are completely qualified to work on NISSAN vehicles before they work on your ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ... for cracks or wear if they do not wipe properly. Doors, hood and tailgate Check that the doors, hood and tailgate operate ... that the air comes out of the defroster outlets properly and in sufficient quantity when operating the heater or air conditioner. Steering wheel Check for changes in the 9-3
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ..., immediately have the exhaust system inspected by an authorized NISSAN dealer. See the carbon monoxide warning in the ''Starting and driving'' section of this manual. Underbody ... has been parked for a while. Water dripping from the air conditioner after use is normal. If you ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES To ensure smooth, trouble-free, safe and economical driving, NISSAN provides two periodic maintenance schedules that may be ... you drive very little, your vehicle should be serviced at the regular time intervals shown in the schedule. After 60,000 ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ... I* I* EVAP vapor lines Fuel lines I* I* Fuel filter See NOTE (2)* Engine coolant See NOTE (3) R* Engine oil ... increases, inspect valve clearance. Maintenance items and intervals with an are recommended by NISSAN for reliable vehicle operation. The owner need not perform such maintenance in order to...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ...-slip differential (LSD) gear oil Manual transmission oil See NOTE (1) See ... gear (box) & linkage, axle & suspension parts Tire rotation Drive shaft boots ( ... wheel bearing grease & free-running ) hub grease ( Exhaust system Supplemental air ... except for LSD. Change LSD gear oil every 15,000 miles (24,...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ... Fuel filter Engine coolant Engine oil Engine oil filter Spark plugs (Use PLATINUM-TIPPED type) Intake and exhaust ..., inspect valve clearance. Maintenance items and intervals with an are recommended by NISSAN for reliable vehicle operation. The owner need not perform such maintenance in order to ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ...& cables Brake pads, rotors, drums & linings Automatic transmission, transfer & differential gear oil (exc. LSD) Manual transmission oil Limited-slip differential (LSD) gear oil Steering gear (box) & linkage, axle & suspension parts Tire rotation Drive shaft boots ( ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ..., transmission and transfer oil Steering linkage Propeller shafts and front drive shafts Air cleaner filter...* Flush and refill the cooling system. Engine oil and oil filter* Under normal driving conditions, the engine oil and oil filter should be replaced in accordance with the maintenance schedule. ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ..., they may have to be inspected more frequently. Manual and automatic transmission, transfer and differential gear oil Visually inspect for ..., damage, deformities, cracks, rust, etc. Work around and on the supplemental air bag system should be done by an authorized NISSAN dealer. Maintenance 9-11
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    MEMO 9-12 Maintenance
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    ... oil and oil filter recommendation...10-6 Recommended SAE viscosity number...10-7 Air conditioner system refrigerant and lubricant recommendations ...10-8 Specifications ...10-9 Engine ...10...control information label ...10-14 Tire placard...10-14 Air conditioner specification label...10-...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ...(4 cylinder) VG33E (6 cylinder) VG33ER (6 cylinder with supercharger) Engine oil Drain and Refill KA24DE With ... qt 9-5/8 qt 7.3 7.1 10.95 50% Genuine NISSAN Anti-freeze coolant or equivalent 50% ...’. *2: For further details, see ‘‘Recommended SAE engine oil viscosity’’. 10-2 Technical and ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ... PSF II or equivalent *7 Genuine Nissan Brake Fluid*5 or equivalent DOT 3 (US FMVSS .... Outside the Continental United States and Alaska contact an authorized Nissan dealership for more ... U.S.A. through an authorized NISSAN dealer. *6: For further details, see ‘‘Air conditioner specification labelମ.
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ... gasolines. These gasolines are specially designed to reduce vehicle emissions. NISSAN supports efforts towards cleaner air and suggests that you use...MTBE and methanol with or without advertising their presence. Nissan does not recommend the use of fuels of which the oxygenate ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ... correct the condition. Failure to correct the condition is misuse of the vehicle, for which NISSAN is not responsible. Incorrect ignition timing may result in spark ... heavy engine load. After Market Fuel Additives NISSAN does not recommend the use of any fuel additives (i.e., ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ...type oils may be used in your NISSAN vehicle. These oils must however, meet the API quality ...quality and viscosity to ensure satisfactory engine life and performance. NISSAN recommends the use of a low friction ... used if one with the API CERTIFICATION MARK cannot NISSAN does not recommend the use of ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ... damage. Selecting the correct oil filter Your new NISSAN vehicle is equipped with a high-...oil filter. When replacing, use a genuine NISSAN oil filter or its equivalent for the reason described in ''Change ... of incorrect oil filter quality and/or viscosity is not covered by the new NISSAN vehicle...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ...and recycling of any refrigerant during automotive air conditioner system service. An authorized NISSAN dealer has the trained ... needed to recover and recycle your air conditioner system refrigerant. Contact an authorized NISSAN dealer when servicing your air conditioner system. ATI0510 ● 80W-90...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    SPECIFICATIONS ENGINE Model Type Cylinder arrangement Bore × Stroke in (mm) Displacement cu in...-11 (Standard) *1 PFR6G-11 (Cold) *1 0.043 (1.1) Timing chain 0.413 x 35.63 (10.5 ...(Cold) *1 PFR5G-11 (Hot) *1 *1: Always check with the Parts Department at an authorized NISSAN dealer for the latest parts...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    .../70R15 P265/70R16 P265/55R17 P265/70R15 P265/70R15 P265/70R16 P265/55R17 SE SC Crew Cab XE SE SC 4X4 King Cab: XE SE SC Crew Cab: XE SE SC * Not available with KA24DE engine. 10-10 Technical and consumer information
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    DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS Unit: (mm) (in) Drive Type Body Wheelbase Overall length*1 Overall width Overall height Front tread Rear ... (60) 1507 (59.3) 2950 (116.1) See the ''F.M.V.S.S. certification label'' on the driver side door jamb pillar. The step bumper adds 168 mm ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ... TERING YOUR VEHICLE IN ANOTHER COUNTRY When planning to drive your NISSAN vehicle in another country, you should first find out ...registered, its modifications, transportation and registration are the responsibility of the user. NISSAN is not responsible for any inconvenience that may result. CA0018...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ...ENGINE SERIAL NUMBER The number is stamped on the engine as shown. F.M.V.S.S. CERTIFICATION LABEL The Federal Motor Vehicle ... valuable vehicle information, such as: Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR), month and year of manufacture, Vehicle Identification Number (VIN...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ... underside of the hood as shown. TIRE PLACARD The cold tire pressure is shown on the tire placard affixed to the inside of the glove box lid. AIR CONDITIONER SPECIFICATION LABEL The label is attached to the underside of the hood as shown. 10-...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ... vehicle) − vehicle weight including: standard and optional equipment, fluids, emergency tools, and spare tire assembly. This weight does not include passengers and cargo. ● GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight) − curb weight plus the combined ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ... LOAD CAPACITY The load capacity of this vehicle is determined by weight, not by available cargo space. For example, ... rack, bike carrier, or similar equipment does not increase load carrying capacity of your ...straps to help prevent it from sliding or shifting. Do not place cargo higher than the seat ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ... prevent sliding or shifting. Crew Cab models: Crew Cab models should not be used to ... commercial or camper bodies. However, this Owner's Manual does not cover these options. For further information, please refer to the body manufacturer's instruction manual. Technical and consumer information ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ... manufacturer's weight figure, plus: ● the weight of installed additional camper equipment not included in the camper manufacturer's weight ... of camper cargo, ● and the weight of occupants in the camper. The total cargo load should not exceed the truck's pay load weight rating and the ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ... can adversely affect vehicle handling, braking and performance and may lead to accidents. Payload Weight Ratings (1) (KA24DE Engine) 2WD Regular Cab Manual Transmission XE lbs Federal California Canada 1400 1400 N/A kg 635 635 N/A ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ...See Vehicle Loading Information earlier in this section for details. Payload Weight Ratings (1) (VG33E Engine) 2WD Crew Cab Manual Transmission XE lbs Federal California Canada 1133 1133... SE kg 470 470 452 lbs 937 937 1036 Manual Transmission XE kg 425 425 470 lbs 1014 1014...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ...GAWR) for your vehicle. See Vehicle Loading Information earlier in this section for details. Payload Weight Ratings (1) (VG33ER Engine) 2WD Crew Cab Manual Transmission lbs Federal California Canada 1060 1060 1010 kg 480 480 457 lbs ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ... additional loads on your vehicle's engine, drive train, steering, braking and other systems. A Nissan Trailer Towing Guide is available from an authorized NISSAN dealer. This guide includes information on trailer towing ability and the special equipment required for proper ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    .../or personal injury resulting from improper towing procedures are not covered by NISSAN warranties. A NISSAN Trailer Towing Guide (U.S. only) containing ... the special equipment required may be obtained from an authorized NISSAN dealer. Tongue load Keep the tongue load between ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ... 1,000 lb (454 kg) requires the use of trailer brakes. NISSAN recommends the use of a tandem axle trailer whenever towing above 3,... 2,000 lb (907 kg). Sway control devices are not offered by NISSAN. See a professional trailer/hitch outlet for a properly designed sway control device for your trailer. ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ...proper hitch for your vehicle and trailer. A genuine Nissan trailer hitch is available from your ...000 lb (907 kg). Suitable genuine NISSAN hitches for pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles are available at an authorized NISSAN dealer. ● The hitch should not be attached to or affect the operation...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ... to reduce chances of engine overloading and/or overheating. However, for long steep grades, do not stay in...MPH (56 km/h). ● If the engine coolant rises to an extremely high temperature when the air conditioning system is on, turn off the air conditioner. Coolant heat can be addi- tionally vented ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ...change lanes. ● To maintain engine braking efficiency and electrical charging performance, do not use fifth gear (manual transmission) or overdrive (automatic transmission... section earlier in this manual. DOT (Department of Transportation) Quality Grades: All passenger car tires must ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ... Booklet which comes with your NISSAN. If you did not receive a Warranty and Roadside ... Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying NISSAN. If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it... cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or NISSAN. To contact NHTSA, ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ... and turn the engine off. 9. Repeat steps one through eight at least one more time. If ... driving mode is acceptable between steps. Do not stop the engine until step seven is completed. If ... 10-29 perform the driving pattern, an authorized NISSAN dealer can conduct it for you. Dynamometer testing for ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ... USA: For current pricing and availability of genuine NISSAN Service Manuals for the 2000 model year and later, contact:...-5321 For current pricing and availability of genuine NISSAN Owner's Manuals for the 2001 model year and prior, see an authorized NISSAN dealer, or contact: 10-30 Technical and ...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    .... Tell your insurance agent and your repair shop to only use Genuine ... Collision Parts. Nissan does not warrant non-Nissan parts, nor does ... caused by a non-genuine part. Using Genuine Nissan Parts can help protect ...if your vehicle was leased, using Genuine Nissan Parts may prevent or limit unnecessary...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    MEMO 10-32 Technical and consumer information
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ...14 Air bag warning light...1-20 Air cleaner housing filter...8-21 Air conditioner Air conditioner specification label ...10-14 Air conditioner system refrigerant and lubrication recommendations...10-8... vehicle loading information) ...10-15 Check engine indicator light (See malfunction indicator light...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ... engine coolant level ...8-6 Checking engine oil level ...8-10 Engine compartment check locations ... filter recommendation ...10-6 Engine oil pressure warning light ...2-9 Engine oil viscosity ...10-7... ...8-27 G Gauge Engine coolant temperature gauge ...Fuel gauge...Odometer...Speedometer ...Tachometer...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ... (See multi-remote control system) ...3-4 L Labels Air conditioner specification label ...10-14 Emission ...(MIL) ...2-11 Manual windows ...2-25 Map lights ...2-29 Meters and gauges...2-2 Mirror Inside... oil filter recommendation ...10-6 Engine oil viscosity ...10-7 Outside mirror control ...3-14 Outside...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ......1-29 Seat belt warning light ...2-10 Seats Adjustment...1-2 Bench seat...1-6 Separate seats ...1-2 Service manual order form ...10-30 Shifting Automatic transmission ...5-10 Manual transmission...5-15 Spark plug replacement...8-20 Speedometer ...2-3 Spotlights (See map light)...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ... rotation ...8-38 Tires of 4-wheel drive ...8-39 Types of tires...8-36 Uniform tire quality grading... load/specification chart ...10-24 Trailer towing ...10-22 Transfer case...5-21 Transmission Automatic transmission fluid (ATF) ... weights) .. 10-11 Wheels and tires...8-36 Wheel/tire size ...10-10 When...
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    MEMO
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ... vehicle. Failure to follow these recommendations may result in vehicle damage or shortened engine life. Recommended engine oil: ● API Certification Mark ● API ... ● ILSAC grade GF-I & GF-II See Engine oil and filter recommendation in the ''Technical and consumer ...
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