Nissan Warning Lights and Their Meanings

By autointernetmedia | Posted in Hoffman Estates Nissan, Woodfield Nissan on Monday, November 12th, 2018 at 9:43 PM
Nissan warning lights

There is no doubt that vehicles have made it easier to get from point A to point B. But what happens when an unfamiliar light appears on your vehicle’s dashboard before you arrive at your destination? Not only is it extremely beneficial for drivers to understand what the different symbols on their vehicle’s dashboard means, but to also understand what the color of the symbol indicates. Below is a list of Nissan’s warning lights and their meanings.


Blue, White and/or green

Symbols on your vehicle’s dashboard can appear as blue, white or green depending on the year your vehicle was produced. Symbols that appear in these colors indicate that a common feature is turned on, and functions as a reminder to drivers to turn it off. Common features include turn signals, cruise control and headlights.



Symbols that appear with a yellow light indicates that although there is a malfunction in the vehicle, it is not dangerous for drivers to operate it. For example, the appearance of a yellow ABS symbol indicates that a safety system was triggered, but drivers should operate their vehicle more carefully.



Red lights indicate that something is not only wrong with your vehicle, but that it can also be dangerous for drivers to continue operating it. When red symbols appear on the dashboard, drivers should immediately pull over and check their vehicle’s manual to figure out how to fix the dangerous issue.


It is necessary for drivers to understand the meaning behind the lights and symbols that appear on their dashboard. Not only does it allow drivers to continuously maintain their vehicle’s condition, but it also gives insight into potentially dangerous operating situations for drivers.


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Nissan Pathfinder Family Features

By autointernetmedia | Posted in 2018 Nissan Models, Hoffman Estates Nissan, Nissan Pathfinder, Woodfield Nissan on Thursday, November 8th, 2018 at 7:29 PM
Nissan Pathfinder Family Features

SUVs are becoming very popular among families. This is because they offer passenger space, cargo space, technology, and even towing capacity. SUVs like the Nissan Pathfinder are great for families. Check out some of the family friendly features in the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder below.

As a parent, safety is something you always worry about for your children. The 2018 Nissan Pathfinder can help you rest assured because this vehicle offers a lot of safety technology to keep you and your family safer while you are out on the road. Some of the standard and available safety technology includes intelligent cruise control, automatic emergency braking, blind spot warning, intelligent around-view monitor, and rear cross traffic alert.

Another way the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder is a family-friendly vehicle is through all of the technology and entertainment features. If you have ever had a child ask, “Are we there yet?” you will like these technology features. The Nissan Pathfinder has a Tri-Zone Entertainment system. This system gives the passengers in the second row the ability to play video games, watch movies, and more. That will keep your kids entertained as you take your road trip. Another great technology feature in the Pathfinder is the 13-speaker Bose Premium Audio System with Acoustic Waveguide Technology to give you a great sound quality for music and more throughout the vehicle.

The space and seating in the Nissan Pathfinder also makes it very family-friendly. This vehicle can seat seven people. It has Latch and Glide technology for the seating to give you secure seating and easy access to the seats. This vehicle gives you 16 cubic feet of cargo space behind its third row of seating, but you can also fold down the second and third rows to get more cargo space. You can get up to 79.8 cubic feet of cargo space with the second and third rows folded down. That gives you room to load up the kids and the cargo.

The Nissan Pathfinder has some great family features and a lot of other great things going for it. If you would like to check out the Nissan pathfinder for yourself, you can stop by Woodfield Nissan today to take a test drive.

Woodfield Nissan is a Nissan dealer near you. We have a wide selection of new and used Nissan vehicles for sale including the Nissan Pathfinder. Come down to Woodfield Nissan to check out our current selection today. Our staff will be happy to help you find the vehicle you’re looking for.

2019 Nissan Altima Review: More Compelling Than Ever

By autointernetmedia | Posted in 2019 Nissan Models, Hoffman Estates Nissan, Illinois Nissan Dealership, Nissan Altima, Nissan reviews, Woodfield Nissan on Thursday, October 25th, 2018 at 4:24 PM
2019 Nissan Altima Review

The Nissan Altima, since its inauguration into the US market in 1992, has been known as one of the most affordable midsize sedans. The model itself has seen many rounds of continuous improvement, yet it still relies on its foundational qualities. Though the 2019 model varies far from its original voyage, it still stays true to the characteristics of Altima’s past.


The 2019 Altima is the first model to offer optional all-wheel drive. Adding AWD to the base, 2.5-liter engine comes with a $1,350 premium. The 2.5-liter engine, though it’s considered “base,” has been redeveloped by Nissan, with over 80 percent of the engine’s parts being new. Because of this upgrade, both power and fuel efficiency increase. The 2.5-liter engine creates 188 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque, combined with a fuel economy rating of 32 miles per gallon.


The Altima is also offered with a 2.0-liter VC-Turbo I4 engine that produces 248 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. Nissan estimates the VC-Turbo will return 29 mpg combined. The VC-Turbo engine is offered as a $4,050 upgrade on the SR model or as an $3,000 upgrade on the top-level Platinum. Regardless of model, each Altima comes with a continuously variable transmission. The transmission does a terrific job modeling an automatic gearbox, only with simulated gear changes.


Regardless of which Altima you choose, you’ll receive an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system that offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Navigation is available on higher trims. Although the 2019 model doesn’t offer Wi-Fi hotspot, a popular feature amongst modern cars, it does however provide two modern USB Type-C ports, as well as two normal USB Type-A connectors.


On the outside, the 2019 Altima is longer, lower and wider than previous models. Nissan confirmed the design was heavily influenced by the company’s VMotion 2.0 concept, originally displayed at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show. Though it’s been reduced since the original showing, it still retains the Altima’s front fascia and LED lighting. Because the Altima has a longer wheelbase, there’s more room for passengers. In the back, the Altima offers 15.4 cubic feet of trunk space, which is plenty considering its size.


To learn more about 2019 Nissan models for sale such as the Nissan Altima, visit Woodfield Nissan your Hoffman Estates Nissan dealer today! Our friendly and professional staff is always available to answer any questions you may have! Schedule a test drive today and see for yourself all that the 2019 Nissan Altima has to offer.


Nissan’s New Standard Safety Tech

By autointernetmedia | Posted in 2019 Nissan Models, Hoffman Estates Nissan, Nissan safety tech on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 at 4:10 PM
Nissan Safety Tech

Nissan, in an attempt to help reduce and prevent common types of collisions, is committed to offering safety features that are typically expensive optional extras in all best-selling models by 2021. Nissan is targeting many different safety extras, including, lane keeping assists, blind spot detection and forward collision warnings. Each of these traditional extras will be offered as standard equipment.


Nissan’s North American Chairman, Denis Le Vot, stated, regarding the new safety plan, “Our philosophy is to bring Nissan intelligent mobility technologies to market in our most popular and affordable vehicles.” In theory, the commitment to safety is a fantastic strategy, not only from a strategic marketing strategy. Family’s tend to continually value safety when buying newer vehicles and by committing to continuous safety improvement, Nissan cements itself as a global partner in keeping drivers and vehicles safe. Le Vot later added, “Safety Shield 360 combines six advanced systems to give models like Altima and Rogue a class-leading package of technologies that can improve safety and the overall driving experience for Nissan owners.”


Nissan Safety Shield 360 features many safety technologies including front, rear and side sensors, including Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, which uses forward-facing radar and camera technology to track vehicles and pedestrians and potentially give audible and visual warnings. Applying the brakes to help avoid or reduce the severity of frontal collisions is also an added feature. Lane departure warnings alert drivers when they drift between lanes, also with audible and visual cues. High beam assist automatically switches headlights to low beam when a vehicle is approaching, as well as shifting back when that vehicle passes. Nissan is also pledging to include side sensing technologies including blind spot warning and rear cross traffic alert, which warns drivers about approaching vehicles when in reverse. And finally, rear automatic braking also helps the driver detect stationary objects when backing up and has the potential to apply the brakes.


The learn more about Nissan’s ongoing commitment to safety or any 2019 Nissan models, visit the Hoffman Estates Nissan dealer in person or online.


2018 Nissan Murano Review

By autointernetmedia | Posted in 2018 Nissan Models, 2018 Nissan Murano, Nissan reviews, Woodfield Nissan on Monday, October 22nd, 2018 at 4:01 PM
2018 Nissan Murano


There’s no denying that when it comes to style, the 2018 Nissan Murano is in a class by itself.

When you combine sophisticated curves, a “floating” roofline, aerodynamic design and price value, you get intelligent mobility and refinement in motion.

The Nissan Murano has been a popular choice since inception and a viable competitor to other vehicles in its class like the Chevy Equinox, the Dodge Durango and the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Stand-out features for the 2018 Nissan Murano include boomerang-shaped LED headlights and matching boomerang taillights, arched headlamp accents, active grille shutters and up to 7-inches more room over other SUV in its class.

Exterior features also include available panoramic sunroof, 20-inch aluminum wheels, chrome exterior trim, power exterior mirrors, integrated LED turn signals, tinted rear windows, available exterior chrome bits and black exterior-mirror caps, illuminated door sills and motion-activated power liftgate.

Inside the Murano, drivers and passengers alike experience premium pleasantries like Cashmere leather seats, door panels and armrests, optional Jasper, Pearlescent or Brushed Silver chrome trim accents, standard dual-zone automatic climate control, 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat, reclining rear bench seat, 8-inch multi-touch color center display, USB ports for front and rear passengers, front and rear Zero Gravity Seats, adjustable mood lighting and 60/40 split rear seating with power controls.

Nissan knows that most of its buyers here in America are families. And advanced safety features built into every vehicle is a reflection of that. The 2018 Murano comes equipped the brand’s Advanced Airbag System which features dual-stage supplemental front airbags with seat-belt and occupant-classification sensors, front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental airbags and roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental airbags with rollover sensor. Also included is Nissan’s Vehicle Dynamic Control that adds appropriate brake pressure to the vehicle when needed, a traction control system, anti-lock brakes, electronic brake force distribution, zone body construction and tire-pressure monitoring with easy-fill tire alert.

Woodfield Nissan knows that performance is one of the most important selling points in the automobile industry today. That’s why the Murano was equipped with a 3.5 liter V6 engine mated to an Xtronic CVT Transmission for smoother, quieter acceleration. The Intelligent All-Wheel Drive smartly navigates between 2-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive with 4-wheel independent suspension. Power is listed at 260hp and 240 lb-ft of torque.

Entertainment features include Bose premium audio system, 11 speakers with dual sub-woofers, MP3 playback capability, Sirius Satellite Radio, illuminated steering wheel mounted audio controls, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Bluetooth wireless technology.

The 2018 Nissan Murano starts at $31,770.

Stop by your local Hoffman Estates Nissan Dealer today for the best deals on the five door mid-sized Murano.

About Nissan Remote Engine Start Technology

By autointernetmedia | Posted in Hoffman Estates Nissan, Remote start technology, Woodfield Nissan on Monday, October 15th, 2018 at 8:24 PM


Do you ever dread walking out into the cold to start your vehicle? Or maybe you don’t want to step into the sweltering heat of your car’s cabin on a summer day? With Remote Engine Start, you can get your vehicle up and running before going outside. This gives you comfort and convenience every day. Learn more about Nissan’s Remote Engine Start below.

Does your Nissan vehicle have a remote start feature? If your key fob has a circular arrow button, then you have the remote start feature. To activate this feature, you simply press your lock button, then press and hold your circular arrow button for two seconds. That will start your engine remotely.

Another way to remotely start your vehicle is through your NissanConnect Services app or Owners Portal. Before you leave home or work, you can always login to your app or owners’ portal and start your vehicle. Your remote start will run for 10 minutes after you start it. If you haven’t gotten in your vehicle after 10 minutes, your engine will shut itself down.

Remote Engine Start is one of the many great technology features that Nissan Offers. Nissan also offers Technology like the ProPilot Assist. ProPilot Assist is a small step toward autonomous vehicles. This technology helps guide you and keep you in the correct lane while you are driving. Some newer Nissan models offer you Zero Gravity Front Seats. These seats have been developed to offer you a more comfortable driving experience. Nissan also offers a NissanConnect system, customizable screen displays, and a whole lot more! There is a lot of great technology including remote engine start in Nissan vehicles.

If you want to upgrade to a new Nissan to get all of the great technology that Nissan offers you- especially remote engine start, you can come down to your Hoffman Estates Nissan dealer. We are Woodfield Nissan, and we are happy to provide you with 2019 Nissan models with the latest and greatest technology. Visit Woodfield Nissan, a Nissan dealer near you, to upgrade today. Our service department is full of friendly faces and helping hands who are ready to help with any needs or answer any questions you may have!

2018 Nissan Rogue Sport Review: Making Utility More Nimble

By autointernetmedia | Posted in 2018 Nissan Models, Hoffman Estates Nissan, Nissan Rogue Sport on Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 at 3:38 PM
2018 Nissan Rogue Sport review

The new version of Nissan’s top-selling vehicle is now available at Hoffman Estates Nissan dealer lots: The Nissan Rogue Sport reigns supreme as the top-selling passenger vehicle in America and now the 2018 model is here and ready for you.


“The new Rogue Sport is a perfect addition to the red hot Rogue lineup,” Michael Bunce, vice president of product planning for Nissan North America Inc., said in a recent statement. “With Rogue Sport’s slightly smaller dimensions and sporty maneuverability, it’s ideal for singles or couples without kids–or empty nesters–who want a sportier vehicle and can live with a little less cargo capacity than the current Rogue offers.”


The Rogue Sport may be slightly scaled down in size, but it more than makes up for its dimensions with its larger-than-life capabilities. A favorite among Nissan dealers, fans, critics, and the staff at Woodfield Nissan, the new Nissan Rogue Sport’s compact size may be just what you’re looking for. The vehicle is one foot shorter and five inches lower than the Rogue and features a slightly smaller passenger cabin–96 cubic feet of volume in the Sport compared to 106 cubic feet for the standard Rogue.


“It gives consumers another option,” Bunce said. “If they think the Rogue is just a little too big for them, often they get into the Rogue Sport and it’s just perfect.”


The vehicle’s smaller size is certainly an advantage when it comes to powertrain capabilities–out of all of our current Nissan models for sale, the Nissan Rogue Sport is the zippiest. The vehicle utilizes a smaller four-cylinder engine for a more efficient output. The Sport comes standard with a 2.0-liter 141-horsepower engine compared to the 2.5-liter 170-horsepower four-cylinder in the Rogue. The Sport is available with either front- or all-wheel drive.


Noted for its maneuverability and smooth ride, the Nissan Rogue Sport is the perfect marriage of style and compact power. But the vehicle also comes with a range of awesome tech and safety enhancements, including NissanConnect with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality, a Standard Motion-Activated Liftgate, standard Intelligent Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Intelligent Lane Intervention, and Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection.


The new Rogue Sport is even available with a fresh new exterior package: The Midnight Edition Package. Opt for this special appearance package and you’ll get black outside mirror caps, black front and rear fascia accents, a black V-motion grille, black roof rails, black 17-inch SV aluminum alloy wheels and more.


Visit us at Woodfield Nissan today to check out the 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport or to view our current 2019 Nissan cars for sale. Take the new Rogue Sport out for a test drive while new models are still available on our lot.

Nissan Kicks Combines Emotion, Practicality, Exceptional Value

By autointernetmedia | Posted in 2018 Nissan Models, Nissan Kicks on Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 at 5:36 PM
Nissan Kicks

The 2018 Nissan Kicks CUV is ready to capture attention and redefine what it means to be a vehicle in an urban landscape. The vehicle itself is aimed at interesting a new age of drivers, gravitating to compact vehicles that handle well in high intensity environments. The compact crossover captures attention when its on the road, especially with its bold two-tone color combinations. Nissan is committed to snagging a piece of the compact crossover market, one that is growing more with every model released. And as the newest member in this fast growing market, it becomes the sixth member of the crossover lineup, belonging to Nissan. Nissan’s lineup already features two best-selling crossovers, the Rogue and Rogue Sport CUV. Though the Kicks is apart of this highlight filled Nissan family, its undeniably different in comparison.


To kick it off, pun intended, the 2018 Kicks boasts substance and style, impressive technology features, and substantial fuel economy and value – 31 miles per gallon city and 36 miler per gallon highway. The all-new Kicks is styled with a more conservative mindset, one that avoids competitor landscapes that often possess bulky, awkward skins. The Kicks is attractive, with a high stance and incredibly sharp angles. It combines emotion with practicality due to its blends of bold wheel arch fenders with familiar Nissan design features, including a V-motion grille, boomerang headlights and taillights, and floating roof with “wrap-around visor” look.


Continuing with exterior features, the Kicks’ available features include standard Intelligent Auto Headlights (I-AH) and available LED low beam headlights with LED signature accents. The Kicks is also available in seven exterior colors, plus five two-tone combinations. The possibilities seem endless, giving consumers the opportunity to customize their model to fit their personality and style.


On the inside, Kick’s is relatively straightforward, displaying a “Gliding Wing” dashboard design that is controlled by a 7.0-inch full-color housing, possessing a dynamic infotainment system. The audio on the inside matches the integrity and makeup of the outside, as the Kicks can be upgraded to the SR Premium Package that includes the new class-exclusive Bose Personal Plus sound system with a pair of lightweight 2.5-inch Bose Ultra near field neodymium speakers. Wow is right; the Kicks will blow you away.


Though car owners are becoming more and more modern in style and taste, safety, security and driver convenience features are still very important. Lucky for them, the Nissan Kicks pays attention to each category. Automatic emergency braking (AEB) is standard on all grade levels. It’s the only vehicle to offer AEB for under $18,000. It also contains seven air bags and a Rearview monitor. Kicks SV and Kicks SR also add Blind Spot Warning (BSW) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.


The 2018 Nissan Kicks is offered in three models – Kicks S, Kicks SV and Kicks SR. Kick’s exceptional value is present throughout the entire model, from its modern design to its intelligent safety features.


For more information regarding the impressive 2018 Nissan Kicks, visit your local Nissan dealer. The Hoffman Estates Nissan Dealer, located at 700 W Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169 is committed to offering experienced customer support and affordable prices. Visit us today for more information and a look at the 2018 Nissan Kicks.



Nissan Receives Several Honors in 2018 JD Power Initial Quality Study

By autointernetmedia | Posted in JD Power 2018 Initial Quality Study, Nissan Models, Woodfield Nissan on Friday, September 14th, 2018 at 4:34 PM
2018 JD Power Initial Quality Study


In the 2018 JD Power Initial Quality Study (IQS), Nissan topped three vehicle segments and finished in the top three in two others. For the uninitiated, the JD Power IQS is the industry benchmark for new vehicle quality in the US. The Nissan brand, which generally holds itself to high standards regarding the quality study, improved by eight problems per hundred vehicles (PP100) to an overall average of 85 PP100 – the best performance of all non-luxury Japanese brands. The awards are based on feedback of verified car owners who have owned or leased their new car for 90 days. The rating itself focuses on problems experienced by the owners and has shown to be a good indicator of long-term durability. As Nissan knows, the fewer the problems, the higher the score.


Specific Nissan models did very well during the yearly review; the 2018 Nissan Frontier was the top-rated midsize pickup for the third consecutive year. The Nissan Maxima won large car honors with a score of 57 PP100, the second highest score of any vehicle in the entire study. The Nissan Altima, one of the most popular midsize vehicles, scored sixth among all vehicles, an 18-point improvement from 2017. The improvement can directly be related to Nissan’s continuous model for improvement, especially in quality.


A relatively new model, the completely electric Nissan Leaf, also improved from the 2017 survey, displaying a 17-point improvement. Mark Swanson, the companies Vice President of Total Customer Satisfaction, said regarding the awards, “Nissan’s JD Power IQS results for 2018 are encouraging because they reflect customer satisfaction directly from the people who buy and lease our vehicles.” He later mentioned Nissan’s ongoing efforts of engineering, R&D, Quality and Manufacturing teams located around the world. Nissan’s dedication to quality improvement is extremely evident in all the awards and vehicles selected.


In April of 2017, Nissan announced a MOVE initiative through 2022, a six-year plan targeting thirty percent increase in revenue. The initiative seems more possible with each IQS vehicle survey, as Nissan constantly boasts vehicle improvements. The movement also vows to increase output of electric vehicles, especially since the Leaf is the best-selling electric vehicle ever.


Come down to a Nissan dealer near you for more information regarding 2019 Nissan models for sale. We are excited to help you get the vehicle you have been dreaming of! We have a wide selection of award winning Nissan vehicles and an expert staff!

2019 Nissan Sentra: Higher Price, Bigger Dash Screen, More Features

By autointernetmedia | Posted in 2019 Nissan Models, Woodfield Nissan on Thursday, September 13th, 2018 at 3:29 PM
2019 Nissan Sentra

The Nissan Sentra sedan is entering its seventh year of production. It is a quality vehicle with a lot of great features. For 2019, it has received a few updates. Learn more about the 2019 Nissan Sentra below.

Even if they don’t update a lot on their vehicles, most automakers update technology quite frequently. The 2019 Nissan Sentra is getting a few updates when it comes to the technology that it offers.

According to Roadshow, “Nissan announced Wednesday that the 2019 Sentra is now on sale at dealers. The most notable year-over-year upgrade is the addition of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to every Sentra trim, with the exception of the bare-bones S trim.”

That basic Nissan Sentra S trim starts off at a very affordable $17,790. The next trim is the SV, and this option starts out at $19,090. The SV gives you features like a keyless ignition, two USB ports, automatic climate control, and, of course, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Roadshow tells us about the SR trim, “Move up to the sportier SR trim and you get LED headlights, a rear spoiler, fog lights, larger alloy wheels, rear disc brakes, heated cloth front seats and adaptive cruise control. This is the first Sentra trim to cross the $20,000 threshold, coming in at $20,590.”

The final trim for the 2019 Nissan Sentra is the SL. The SL trim adds luxury features like leather seats, a moonroof, a Bose premium eight-speaker audio system, blind-spot monitoring, and more. This trim level comes in at a price of $23,020.

For performance in the 2019 Sentra, you have two four-cylinder engine options. The standard engine is a 1.8-liter four-cylinder that gives you 130-horsepower. Your other engine option is a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that gives you 188-horsepower. Both of these engines have the power and capability to get you where you need to go.

The 2019 Nissan Sentra has some great new updates for you. It also offers you some excellent features and a great performance. Come down and test drive a Nissan Sentra at Woodfield Nissan today. This could be the car you are looking for.

If you are looking to upgrade your vehicle, you can come down to Woodfield Nissan. Woodfield Nissan has 2019 Nissan models for sale, so you can upgrade today. We have an expert staff that can help you find the vehicle you are looking for.