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Nissan Pathfinder

Rating
Score
ADULT OCCUPANT
****
32
Front: 12.2
Side: 16
Seatbelt reminder: 2
Pole: 2
CHILD OCCUPANT
***
32
PEDESTRIAN
**
18


 
Adult occupant protection
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Adequate, Upper leg right: Marginal, Upper leg left: Marginal, Lower leg right: Adequate, Lower leg left: Adequate, Right foot: Adequate, Left foot: Adequate
Frontal impact driver
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Adequate, Upper leg right: Adequate, Upper leg left: Marginal, Lower leg right: Adequate, Lower leg left: Adequate
Frontal impact passenger
Head: Good, Chest: Good, Abdomen: Good, Pelvis: Good
Side impact driver

Child restraints
18 month old ChildBritax-Römer BabySafe Universal, rearward facing
3 year old ChildBritax-Römer Duo Plus ISOFIX, forward facing
Pedestrian protection

Pedestrian protection

Safety equipment
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Front seatbelt load limiters
Driver frontal airbag
Front passenger frontal airbag
Side body airbags
Side head airbags
Driver knee airbag
ISOfix front
ISOfix rear
Car details
Tested modelNissan Pathfinder XE+ 2.5 dCi, LHD
Body type5 door
Year of publication2006
Kerb weight2132kg
VIN from which rating appliesVSKJVWR51U0065892

Comments
Front impact
There were some structures in the dashboard that presented a potential hazard to the knees and femurs of both front seat passengers

Side impact
Euro NCAP allowed Nissan to re-test the car after the curtain airbags did not deploy as intended in the frontal and side tests. Nissan have eliminated the assembly error that led to the problem and have checked and corrected all production vehicles. Following the modifications, the Pathfinder scored maximum points in the side impact and pole tests.

Child occupant
The presence of ISOFIX anchorages in the rear outboard seats was not sufficiently prominently marked. The front passenger airbag can be disabled free of charge by a Nissan dealer. Without this disconnection, a rearward-facing childseat should not be used in that seating position. In the frontal test, the chests of both the 1½ and the 3 year old dummies were subjected to high decelerations.

Pedestrian
The Pathfinder did not score any points for the protection offered by the leading edge of the bonnet.

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