Nissan Safety Shield Philosophy


Nissan is committed to its position as a leader in the world of automotive safety. This dedication to comprehensive safety goes into the engineering and design of every vehicle we make, and it drives the development of the Nissan Safety Shield technologies.

* Some of the technologies listed are only available in certain vehicles. See your owner’s manual for details.

The Safety Shield Technologies Operate During Three Basic Phases:


These technologies monitor vehicle systems and the outside driving environment.

Around View® Monitor1
This feature creates a bird’s-eye view of your Nissan and displays it on the LCD monitor, so parking and backing-up are both safer and easier.

1. Parking aid/convenience feature. Cannot completely eliminate blind spots. May not detect every object and does not warn of moving objects. Always check surroundings before moving vehicle. Not a substitute for proper backing procedures. Always turn to check what is behind you before backing up.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System2
Using an icon on your Nissan’s dash, TPMS warns you when tires aren’t properly inflated.

2. Tire Pressure Monitoring System is not a substitute for regular tire pressure checks.

Lane Departure Warning3
If you unintentionally stray from your lane, this system lets you know with audio and visual alerts. 

3. Lane Departure Warning System operates only when the lane markings are clearly visible on the road. Speed limitations apply. See owner’s manual for details.

Blind Spot Warning4
Indicators illuminate when the system detects a vehicle in your blind spot, and the system chimes a warning if the turn signal is activated. 

4. The Blind Spot Warning System is not a substitute for proper lane change procedures. The system will not prevent contact with other vehicles or accidents. It may not detect every vehicle or object around you.

RearView Monitor5
When backing-up, the RearView Monitor helps you see what’s directly behind you.

5. Parking aid/convenience feature. Cannot completely eliminate blind spots or warn of moving objects. May not detect every object. Always check surroundings before moving vehicle. Not a substitute for proper backing procedures. Always turn to check what is behind you before backing up.

Moving Object Detection6
When your Nissan detects something moving behind your vehicle while in reverse, it gives you both audio and visual alerts.

6. Moving Object Detection cannot completely eliminate blind spots and may not detect every object. MOD operates at vehicle speeds below 5 mph. Always check surroundings before moving vehicle. Not a substitute for proper backing procedures. Always turn to check what is behind you before backing up.


These technologies help you respond to potentially harmful situations.

Vehicle Dynamic Control7
If VDC detects sudden over or under steer, it reduces engine power and/or applies brake pressure to individual wheels to help keep you on your steered path. 

7. VDC, which should remain on when driving except when freeing the vehicle from mud or snow, cannot prevent accidents due to abrupt steering, carelessness, or dangerous driving techniques. Always drive safely.

Traction Control System
TCS can sense drive-wheel spin and respond by reducing throttle or applying brake pressure to help maintain traction. 

Anti-lock Braking System
In panic-braking situations the ABS rapidly pumps the brakes, helping prevent wheel lockup and helping you maintain steering control.

Electronic Brake force Distribution
The EBD system sends extra force to the rear brakes when it senses additional weight in the back. 


When a collision is unavoidable, Nissan’s Zone Body Construction, seat belt, and air bag systems help protect passengers.

Nissan Advanced Air Bag System8
This system incorporates seat belt sensors and an occupant classification system to inflate the dual-stage supplemental front airbags according to crash severity and seat belt use.

Front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags8
These air bags are built into the front seat backs, so they move with the occupants.

Roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags8
These air bags help protect the outboard occupants’ heads in the event of a side impact.

Active Head Restraints
Front-seat Active Head Restraints help reduce the chances of whiplash injuries to front-seat occupants by moving up and forward during certain rear-end collisions.

LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren)
LATCH is another way we’re working to keep children safe. The system lets you secure LATCH-compatible child restraints without having to use seat belts or a locking chip.

8. Air bags are only a supplemental restraint system; always wear your seat belt. Even with the occupant-classification sensor, rear-facing child restraints should not be placed in the front-passenger’s seat. Also, all children 12 and under should ride in the rear seat properly secured in child restraints, booster seats, or seat belts according to their size. Air bags will only inflate in certain accidents; see your owner’s manual for more details.

The Snug Kids

Nissan safety engineers have dedicated thousands of hours to evaluating hundreds of child restraints in Nissans. The result: An industry first, The Snug Kids® Child Safety Seat Fit Guide. This guide lists child seats that fit the rear seats of Nissan vehicles, as well as offers invaluable tips on correct installation. Look for the latest Fit Guide at

Innovation That Looks Out For You

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