Being Nissan dealers in Connecticut, we’re extremely proud to tell you that the Nissan brand is set to launch innovative rear door alert technology that has the potential to save lives. The automaker’s Rear Door Alert system is designed to help drivers remember to check their rear seat by issuing a series of distinct honks as a motorist walks away from his or her Nissan automobile. These audible alerts make the Nissan brand’s system unique from other systems that are currently available in the marketplace.
The Nissan brand’s system monitors rear door switches, which enable it to keep track of a door’s open and closed status before and after a trip. If the system senses that a rear door was opened or closed before a trip, but wasn’t reopened after the trip and the vehicle is in park and the ignition is off, the system will first give a visual alert on the car’s instrument panel. Then, the system will issue distinct chirps from the horn to alert drivers that they need to return to their vehicle and recheck the back seat.
Because there are many reasons a person may open a rear door without having to check the rear seat when a trip comes to an end, such as cleaning the car’s interior or stowing a piece of luggage, the Rear Door Alert system is configurable to prevent unnecessary alerts. If you don’t travel with kids or pets who may be put in jeopardy if they’re forgotten in an automobile, you can turn off the Nissan brand’s Rear Door Alert system using your cluster display.
If you’re thinking about buying or leasing a new Nissan vehicle, you’ll want to check out the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder when it goes on sale next month. The Nissan brand’s Rear Door Alert system will be standard equipment on this family-friendly, three-row SUV. To learn more about the Rear Door Alert system or any of the Nissan cars we have at our convenient location, contact Napoli Nissan now.