Originally Posted by injured
Does a nissan versa have a black box? How fast or slow before the passenger airbag is deployed?
For my '13 Frontier; The owner's manual explain's about the onboard Data Recorder. So for your car, it is probably in the Owner's Manual, I would think.
According to the Owner's Manual,, The Owner has to give permission to obtain the information on the Data Recorder.
IMO, the motivation for the Data Recorder is to protect the Manufacturer in the event of Allegded Vehicle Malfunction. But I can also readily see that the information might be wanted in a Vehicle Collision, or other Vehicle incident's.
Couple of thing's come to mind that the Data REcorder will reveal; Seatbelt Usage, Speed of Vehicle, Brake Application, Tire Air Pressure, Air Bag Deployment.
Don't know if it can be disabled or not,, but I can see eventually that it would be against the law to tamper with it. Like the Law concerning the Odometer Mileage.
Don't know if it can Detect Alcohol Consumption,, but I can see that eventually, becomeing part of the Data Recorder Information, and for most of us,, that would be a Good thing, if it would prevent the operation of the Vehicle.
For Safe Driver's I can see the Data Recorder as a Good Thing.
For Unsafe Reckless Driver's, I can see it being a Good Thing for Good Driver's too.