2015 NI\f\fAN Consumer \fafety & Air Bag Information Guide 2
THE NISSAN ADVAN\fED AIR BAG SYSTEM
All 2015 NI\f\fAN vehicles (except for the 2015 NV 1500/2500/\b500 *) are equipped with
the NI\f\fAN A dvanced A ir Bag \f ystem (AAB\f) for the driver and front passenger seats.
Typ ically, t his system, which has dual -stage inflators,** monitors information from various
crash sensors, the front seat belt buckle sensors, and the occupant classification sensor.
The front passenger air bag may automatically turn OFF under some conditions, d epending
on the pressure or weight detected by sensors in the passenger seat. \fee the vehicle
owner’s manual for more information. If the front passenger air bag is OFF, the front
passenger air bag status light will be illuminated.***
The front passenger air bag status light does not indicate a malfunction of the front
passenger air bag. If the front passenger air bag status light illuminates while a small adult,
child, or child restraint occupies the seat, the occupant may need to shift his or her seating
position , or remove the child restraint so the system can turn ON the front passenger air
bag and turn off the status light.
THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF AN AIR BAG\b YOUR SEAT BELT
Your chances of surviving a collision will improve greatly if one simple piece of advice is
followed: always wear your seat belt. Remember, all air bags are supplemental restraint
systems. Do not count on just the air bags for occupant protection ; they are merely a
supplemental restraint system. You must always use seat belts properly, as explained in
the vehicle owner’s manual.
\feat belts help to protect the occupants of your vehicle during collisions in which the air
bags are not designed to activate. Moreover, in situations where the air bags are activated,
seat belts enhance their effectiveness and can help reduce the risk of injur y from an
inflating air bag. \feat belts will also help protect the occupants of your vehicle during
multiple -impact collisions, while the air bags work only one time if a collision is severe
enough to activate them. Please see the
\fEAT BELT \fAFETY and CHILD \fAFETY
sections of this guide and the vehicle owner’s manual for more information.
The NV lineup is equipped with dual- stage front air bags and seat belt buckle sensors, but the
2015 NV 1500/2500/\b500 does not have an occupant classification senso r (and the associated
front passenger air bag status light).
**Dual- stage inflators var y the air bag inflation rate bas ed on the severity of the collision (for
forceful inflation for moderate impacts and a high force of inflation for more se vere impacts). In
addition, based on information from the seat belt buckle sensors that detect whether the seat belts
are fastened, whether one or both front airbags deploy. O nly one front air bag may inflate in a
crash, depe nding on the crash severity, and whether the front occupants are belted or unbelted.
***When the system detects that the seat is unoccupied, the passenger a ir bag status light will not
illuminate even though the front passenger air bag is OFF.