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Snap-on Approved for Direct Access to Nissan Secured Gateway Vehicles

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., April 15, 2024 – Snap-on® announces it has been approved by Nissan for direct access to their vehicle gateway module from Snap-on scan tools. The ability to work with Nissan secure systems is available on Snap-on Wi-Fi enabled products operating the latest software. 

Automobile manufacturers are developing solutions to protect their vehicles’ networks from unauthorized access, including potential cyber-attacks. Nissan, along with several other manufacturers, have recently implemented a secure gateway module that was introduced on a selection of their 2019 and newer model vehicles. For those vehicles with the secure gateway module, access to certain diagnostic functions requires registration and authentication through an approved device for all aftermarket scan tools.

The Snap-on Security Link solution provides diagnostic platform owners a uniform method to access secured vehicle systems from their diagnostic tool gateway modules. Snap-on worked closely with Nissan to develop a solution that uses Nissan’s Aftermarket Scan Tool User Management and Tool Registration system known as AUTOAUTH to allow Wi-Fi enabled diagnostic platforms using current software to perform secure gateway functions. Nissan secure gateway compliant solutions require device and user registration through AUTOAUTH. The Snap-on Security Link is designed to help navigate this new process. Information on how to complete the process can be found at

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About Snap-on
Snap-on Incorporated is a leading global innovator, manufacturer, and marketer of tools, equipment, diagnostics, repair information and systems solutions for professional users performing critical tasks including those working in vehicle repair, aerospace, the military, natural resources, and manufacturing. From its founding in 1920, Snap-on has been recognized as the mark of the serious and the outward sign of the pride and dignity working men and women take in their professions. Products and services are sold through the company’s network of widely recognized franchisee vans, as well as through direct and distributor channels, under a variety of notable brands. The company also provides financing programs to facilitate the sales of its products and to support its franchise business. Snap-on, an S&P 500 company, generated sales of $4.7 billion in 2023, and is headquartered in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

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