2023 Nissan FRONTIER Forward Collision Guidelines

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Nissan FRONTIER 2023 Intelligent Forward Collision Warning 

A key element of the 2023 Nissan Frontier’s defensive armory is the advanced Forward Collision Warning (FCW) system. The purpose of FCW is to improve driver awareness and safety by anticipating possible collisions with other cars or objects in front of the car. The FCW system informs the driver of an approaching collision by means of both visual and auditory cues, encouraging them to take appropriate action. This cutting-edge technology can be a vital tool in averting accidents and lessening the severity of collisions because it functions at different speeds, covering both low-speed and high-speed scenarios. Nissan’s emphasis on safety is demonstrated by the Frontier’s FCW installation, highlighting the company’s commitment to giving everyone access to cutting-edge safety technology.

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Intelligent Forward Collision Warning (I-FCW)

WARNING
Failure to follow the warnings and instructions for proper use of the I-FCW system could result in serious injury or death.

  • The I-FCW system can help warn the driver before a collision occurs but will not avoid a collision. It is the driver’s responsibility to stay alert, drive safely, and be in control of the vehicle at all times.

The I-FCW system can help alert the driver when there is a sudden braking of a second vehicle traveling in front of the vehicle ahead in the same lane.Intelligent Forward Collision Warning (I-FCW)

The I-FCW system uses a radar sensor 1O located on the front of the vehicle to measure the distance to the vehicle ahead in the same lane.Intelligent Forward Collision Warning (I-FCW)2

  1. The vehicle ahead detection indicator
  2. AEB with Pedestrian Detection system warning light

Intelligent Forward Collision Warning (I-FCW)3

I-FCW SYSTEM OPERATION
The I-FCW system operates at speeds above approximately 3 mph (5 km/h). If there is a potential risk of a forward collision, the I-FCW system will warn the driver by blinking the vehicle ahead detection indicator and sounding an audible alert.Intelligent Forward Collision Warning (I-FCW)4

TURNING THE I-FCW SYSTEM ON/OFF
Perform the following steps to turn the FCW system ON or OFF:

  1. Press the button until “Settings” displays in the vehicle information display. Use the button to select “Driver Assistance.” Then press the ENTER button.
  2. Select “Emergency Brake” and press the ENTER button.
  3. Select “Front” and press the ENTER button to turn the system on or off.

When the I-FCW system is turned off, the AEB with Pedestrian Detection system warning light illuminates.

NOTE:

  • The I-FCW system will be automatically turned on when the engine is restarted.
  • The I-FCW system is integrated into the AEB with the Pedestrian Detection system. There is no separate selection in the vehicle information display for the I- FCW system. When the AEB with Pedestrian Detection system is turned off, the I-FCW system is also turned off.

Intelligent Forward Collision Warning (I-FCW)5Illustration A

I-FCW SYSTEM LIMITATIONSIntelligent Forward Collision Warning (I-FCW)6

WARNING
Listed below are the system limitations for the I-FCW system. Failure to operate the vehicle in accordance with these system limitations could result in serious injury or death.

  • The I-FCW system cannot detect all vehicles under all conditions.

Illustration B

  • The radar sensor does not detect the following objects:
    • Pedestrians, animals or obstacles in the roadway
    • Oncoming vehicles
    • Crossing vehicles
  • (Illustration A) The I-FCW system does not function when a vehicle ahead is a narrow vehicle, such as a motorcycle.
  • The radar sensor may not detect a vehicle ahead in the following conditions:
    • Snow or heavy rain
    • When you are towing a trailer etc.
    • Dirt, ice, snow or other material covering the radar sensor.
    • Interference by other radar sources.
    • Snow or road spray from traveling vehicles.
    • Driving in a tunnel
    • (Illustration B) When the vehicle ahead is being towed.
    • (Illustration C) When the distance to the vehicle ahead is too close, the beam of the radar sensor is obstructed.
    • (Illustration D) When driving on a steep downhill slope or roads with sharp curves.
  • The system is designed to automatically check the sensor’s functionality, within certain limitations. The system may not detect some forms of obstruction of the sensor area such as ice, snow, stickers, etc. In these cases, the system may not be able to warn the driver properly. Be sure that you check, clean and clear the sensor area regularly.
  • Excessive noise will interfere with the warning chime sound, and the chime may not be heard.

Intelligent Forward Collision Warning (I-FCW)7

Illustration CIntelligent Forward Collision Warning (I-FCW)8

Illustration D

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SYSTEM TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE
When the radar sensor picks up interference from another radar source, making it impossible to detect a vehicle ahead, the I-FCW system is automatically turned off. The AEB with Pedestrian Detection system warning light (orange) will illuminate.

Action to take
When the above conditions no longer exist, the I-FCW system will resume automatically.

Condition B
When there is inclement weather (rain, fog, snow, etc.) blocking the front radar sensor, the I-FCW system will automatically be canceled, the chime will sound and the “Forward Driving Aids Temporarily Disabled Front Sensor Blocked See Owner’s Manual” warning message will appear in the vehicle information display.

Action to take:
When the conditions listed above are no longer present, the warning message will no longer be available in the vehicle information display. If the “Forward Driving Aids Temporarily Disabled Front Sensor Blocked See Owner’s Manual” warning message continues to be displayed, have the system checked. It is recommended that you visit a NISSAN dealer for this service.

Condition C
When the radar sensor of the front bumper is covered with dirt or is obstructed, the I-FCW system will automatically be canceled. The chime will sound and the “Forward Driving Aids Temporarily Disabled Front Sensor Blocked See Owner’s Manual” warning message will appear in the vehicle information display.

Action to take:
If the warning message appears, stop the vehicle in a safe place, place the shift lever in the P (Park) position, and turn the engine off. When the radar signal is temporarily interrupted, clean the sensor area of the front bumper and restart the engine. If the “Forward Driving Aids Temporarily Disabled Front Sensor Blocked See Owner’s Manual” warning message continues to be displayed, have the system checked. It is recommended that you visit a NISSAN dealer for this service.

Condition D
When driving on roads with limited road structures or buildings (for example, long bridges, deserts, snowfields, driving next to long walls), the system may illuminate the system warning light and display the “For-ward Driving Aids Temporarily Disabled Front Sensor Blocked See Owner’s Manual” warning message.

Action to take:
When the above driving conditions no longer exist, turn the system back on.

NOTE:
If the AEB with Pedestrian Detection system stops working, the I-FCW system will also stop working.Intelligent Forward Collision Warning (I-FCW)9

SYSTEM MALFUNCTION
If the I-FCW system malfunctions, it will be turned off automatically, a chime will sound, the AEB with Pedestrian Detection system warning light (orange) will illuminate and the warning message [Malfunction] will appear in the vehicle information display.

Action to take
If the warning light (orange) comes on, stop the vehicle in a safe location, turn the engine off, and restart the engine. If the warning light continues to illuminate, have the I-FCW system checked. It is recommended that you visit a NISSAN dealer for this service. Intelligent Forward Collision Warning (I-FCW)9

SYSTEM MAINTENANCE
Sensor 1O is located on the front of the vehicle.

To keep the system operating properly, be sure to observe the following:

  • Always keep the sensor area of the front bumper/emblem clean.
  • Do not strike or damage the areas around the sensor.
  • Do not cover or attach stickers or similar objects on the front bumper near the sensor area. This could cause failure or malfunction.
  • Do not attach metallic objects near the sensor area (brush guard, etc.). This could cause failure or malfunction.
  • Do not alter, remove or paint the front bumper. Before customizing or restoring the front bumper, it is recommended that you visit a NISSAN dealer.

Radiofrequency statement
FCC Notice USA

FCC ID: OAYARS4B
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules with Industry Canada license-exempt RSS standard(s).

Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

  1. This device may not cause harmful interference, and
  2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Radiofrequency radiation exposure Information:
This equipment complies with FCC and IC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This equipment should be installed and operated with a minimum distance of 30 cm between the radiator and your body. This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.

  1. This device may not cause harmful interference, and
  2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Radiofrequency radiation exposure Information:
This equipment complies with FCC and IC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This equipment should be installed and operated with a minimum distance of 30 cm between the radiator and your body. This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.

FCC Notice
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

FAQ

 

What is the purpose of the Forward Collision Warning (FCW) system in the 2023 Frontier?

FCW is designed to alert the driver when it detects an impending collision with a vehicle or obstacle in the front.

How does the FCW system typically provide alerts to the driver?

FCW often provides visual and audible alerts, such as warning lights and beeping sounds.

Does the FCW system work at all speeds in the Frontier?

FCW usually operates at various speeds, including both low and high speeds.

Can the FCW system be turned off in the Frontier?

Most vehicles allow the driver to turn FCW on or off through the settings menu.

Is the FCW system available on all Frontier trim levels?

FCW availability may vary by trim level and optional packages.

Can the FCW system detect pedestrians and cyclists in addition to vehicles?

Some FCW systems can detect pedestrians and cyclists, adding an extra layer of safety.

What precautions should be taken by the driver when using the FCW system?

Drivers should always remain attentive and not solely rely on FCW. It is an aid, not a replacement for careful driving.

Can the sensitivity of the FCW system be adjusted in the Frontier?

In some vehicles, you can adjust the sensitivity of FCW through the settings.

Does the 2023 Frontier have Collision Mitigation in addition to FCW?

Some models may have Collision Mitigation, which goes beyond warnings to actively apply the brakes to prevent or mitigate a collision.

How does the Collision Mitigation system work in the Frontier?

If a collision is imminent and the driver does not react, Collision Mitigation can autonomously apply the brakes to reduce the severity of the impact or avoid it altogether.

At what speeds does the Collision Mitigation system operate?

Collision Mitigation often operates at a range of speeds, including low-speed and high-speed scenarios.

Can the Collision Mitigation system be turned off in the Frontier?

Some vehicles allow the driver to turn off Collision Mitigation through the settings.

Is there a way to adjust the sensitivity of the Collision Mitigation system?

Sensitivity adjustments for Collision Mitigation may be available in some vehicles.

What happens if the driver takes evasive action while Collision Mitigation is engaged in the Frontier?

If the driver takes evasive action, such as steering or braking, the system may reduce its intervention.

Is Collision Mitigation effective in all driving conditions?

While generally effective, the system’s performance may be influenced by factors like weather conditions and road surfaces.

Useful Link

View Full User Guide: Nissan FRONTIER 2023 User Guide

Download Manuals: https://www.nissanusa.com/owners/ownership/manuals-guides.html

2023 Nissan Frontier Specs, Price, Features and Mileage (Brochure)

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