Nissan Maxima Owners Manual: Head restraints/headrests

WARNING

Head restraints/headrests supplement the other vehicle safety systems. They may provide additional protection against injury in certain rear end collisions. Adjustable head restraints/headrests must be adjusted properly, as specified in this section.

Check the adjustment after someone else uses the seat. Do not attach anything to the head restraint/headrest stalks or remove the head restraint/headrest. Do not use the seat if the head restraint/headrest has been removed. If the head restraint/headrest was removed, reinstall and properly adjust the head restraint/headrest before an occupant uses the seating position. Failure to follow these instructions can reduce the effectiveness of the head restraints/headrests. This may increase the risk of serious injury or death in a collision.

Nissan Maxima. Head restraints/headrests

The illustration shows the seating positions equipped with head restraints/headrests.

Indicates the seating position is equipped with a head restraint.

Indicates the seating position is equipped with a headrest.

+ Indicates the seating position is not equipped with a head restraint or headrest (if applicable).

Your vehicle is equipped with a head restraint/headrest that may be integrated, adjustable or non-adjustable.

Adjustable head restraints/headrests have multiple notches along the stalk(s) to lock them in a desired adjustment position.

The non-adjustable head restraints/headrests have a single locking notch to secure them to the seat frame.

Proper Adjustment:

  • For the adjustable type, align the head restraint/headrest so the center of your ear is approximately level with the center of the head restraint/headrest.
  • If your ear position is still higher than the recommended alignment, place the head restraint/headrest at the highest position.

If the head restraint/headrest has been removed, ensure that it is reinstalled and locked in place before riding in that designated seating position.

Folding rear seat

Adjustable head restraint/headrest components