Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Nissan Serena 1999

1.6 Special Edition , 7 seats

Test Date: Jun 1999

Nissan Serena crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 3 Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
5 (31.0%)
16 (89.0%)
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21
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 2 Stars
Pedestrian-test score 15 (42.0%)

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The Serena suffered massive intrusion into the footwell and cabin. The front wheel was pushed back into the driver's footwell while the facia and steering wheel were pushed upwards, reducing the driver's survival space to a worrying extent. What's more, the slide mechanism on the front passenger seat failed, allowing it to move forward during the impact. And, because the belt buckle is attached to the seat rather than directly to the cabin floor, this failure was even more alarming. Nissan says it is investigating why this happened and how it can improve future designs.

Driver head - Adequate
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Marginal
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Marginal Driver left femur - Marginal
Driver right lower leg - Weak Driver left lower leg - Weak
Driver right foot - Poor Driver left foot - Poor
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Adequate
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Good Passenger left femur - Weak
Passenger right lower leg - Good Passenger left lower leg - Good
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good
Side impact chest - Good
Side impact abdomen - Good
Side impact pelvis - Good
Green = Good Good
Yellow = Adequate Adequate
Orange = Marginal Marginal
Brown = Weak Weak
Red = Poor Poor

Rating applies from VIN serial no. 091762