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Interior front region of a 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport

How do I use my phone through the infotainment system of the 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport?

2020 Nissan Rogue Sport Phone/Infotainment Guide

The 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport is a highly advanced machine, and one technological feature that individuals may use is the ability to both text and make phone calls directly through the infotainment system of the vehicle. Check out the video guides below to learn how to connect your phone and test that connection, send text messages, make and receive phone calls, and even peruse a virtual phonebook.

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A vortex of necessary services flies as the spirits of Maryland look on.

What services qualify as “essential” in Maryland during the coronavirus pandemic?

Essential and Non-Essential Services in Salisbury, MD

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to escalate, countries, states and cities across the planet have been implementing bans on all non-essential businesses and services, and only allowing those classified as “essential” to remain open. This is a continuation of efforts to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus through minimizing public mingling. Though it’s certainly a sacrifice, such measures have been deemed necessary if humanity is to get through this ordeal intact.

However, many folks find themselves unclear as to which services are actually essential, and which not. This is exacerbated by the fact that, in the US, it’s been left up to states to determine which services fall into which category. Which services qualify as essential, and which unessential, during the lockdown period in Maryland? Continue reading

A man yells "Takata!!" as his airbag explodes in a dangerous manner.

Where can I take my Takata airbag for recall in Salisbury, MD?

Recalled Takata Airbag Replacement

Due to a certain penchant for exploding and hurling dangerous shrapnel around, a recall has been issued for Takata airbags. Nissan, along with 13 other automakers, utilized these now-dangerous airbags in several of their new vehicles in the first decade of the current millennium. If you’re one of the “lucky” few with a Takata airbag in their ride, you may be wondering: where can I get my recalled Takata airbag replaced in Salisbury, MD?

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As an authorized Nissan service center, we here at Pohanka Nissan would be happy to replace the Takata airbag in your vehicle. With many different Pohanka branches all specializing in different automotive brands, we can likely perform the recall on your vehicle even if it’s not a Nissan. Check here for a look at all the Pohanka of Salisbury dealerships and service centers.

When will the recalled Takata airbags be replaced?

Dealers aim to start replacing the airbags around February 10th.

Does getting a recalled Takata airbag replaced cost anything?

Nope! The airbags will be replaced at no cost to the owners.

Which vehicles does the Takata airbag recall apply to?

Many different brands and models use these airbags. Each automaker has issued their own recalls for their models that are affected by this defect. Nissan issued a recall in early 2020 for 346,000 vehicles worldwide. Most of them are located in North America.

Nissan models with recalled Takata airbags include certain:

  • 2001 through 2003 Maxima models
  • 2002 through 2006 Sentra models
  • 2002 through 2004 Pathfinder models
  • 2007 through 2011 Versa models

Additionally, they have recalled:

  • 2001 through 2004 Infiniti I30 and I35 models
  • 2002 through 2003 QX4 models
  • 2003 through 2008 FX 35 and FX 45 models
  • 2006 through 2010 M35 and M45 models

If your Nissan has been recalled, you should have been notified in some way. If you’re unsure, check for any recalls on your ride using our handy tool.

Two Nissan Leaf EV vehicles charge at different stations.

What’s the difference between level 2 and level 3 EV charging?

If you’ve been getting interested in the world of EV vehicles and the apparatus used to power them, you’ve probably come across the monikers Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3. Level 1 seems to be falling to the wayside, and the phrases most commonly on electric drivers’ lips these days are “level 2” and “level 3.”

What do these “levels” refer to? What’s the difference between level 2 and level 3 chargers?

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The main differences between level 2 and level3 EV charging set-ups are the charge speeds, voltage levels, and plug types. The designation can apply to both public and personal chargers. Both level 2 and level 3 are different from level 1 in that they take more effort to set up and are only compatible with 240-volt outlets. They cannot be plugged into a standard 120-volt-rated outlet.

Level 2 EV Chargers

Level 2 chargers are currently the most popular choice for home and public use. These stations typically provide 10 to 20 driving miles per hour to your vehicle. Some provide more.

The residential version of level 2 chargers has a 240-volt AC plug. The commercial version has a 208-volt plug.

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Level 3 EV Chargers

Level 3 chargers are also referred to as a “DC fast charger” or “CHAdeMO charger.” As you probably guessed, this level of charging station will juice up your EV the fastest.

The speed of a level 3 charger is due to both its 480 volts of strength and DC plug configuration, which sends electric currently directly to the vehicle’s battery. This results in a charge rate of 40 to 50 miles per 10 minutes.

Level 3 chargers are generally reserved for commercial use, as installation requires more effort and expertise. Note that they are not compatible with all EVs.

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Interior view of a man driving a 2020 Nissan Altima on a highway.

What song is in the commercial for the 2020 Nissan Altima?

While we’re definitely excited about the 2020 Nissan Altima itself, one of our favorite things about a new model year might be a bit surprising- the new commercials! Nissan always does a great job on its advertisements, and particularly has a knack for choosing catchy songs that we just can’t get out of our heads. What songs are in the 2020 Nissan Altima commercials?

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The songs in the commercials for the 2020 Nissan Altima are “Level Up,” by Ciara, and “Play My Game,” by The Donnas.

2020 Nissan Altima Commercial #1: “Impossibly Smart”

The first commercial we’d like to look at is dubbed “Impossibly Smart.” This one features the song, “Level Up,” by Ciara. Though originally debuted for the 2019 Nissan Altima, the commercial has been updated to advertise the 2020 model.

“Impossibly Smart” highlights the intelligent driver-assistance technology that’s found on the 2020 Nissan Altima. We see a woman using ProPILOT Assist to cruise easily in a lane, as the vehicle keeps a set distance behind other traffic and then begins to itself speed up while staying centered. As an incoming call from her husband is displayed conveniently on the infotainment screen, the woman looks in the rearview mirror and smiles at her daughter, who is safely buckled in a child seat in back.

2020 Nissan Altima Commercial #2: “Surround Yourself with Protection”

The second 2020 Altima commercial that prominently features music utilizes the song, “Play My Game,” by The Donnas. The commercial begins with a group competing in a roller derby. The formation that they skate in is a visual representation of the protective ring of smart safety tech that exists on the 2020 Nissan Altima.

Specifically, this is a reference to the available Safety Shield 360 technology, which forms a part of the Nissan Intelligent Mobility philosophy. These systems bring awareness and assistance to the driver, helping to usher in the future of driving.

While the “Surround Yourself with Protection” commercial is unfortunately not on Youtube, you can watch it here.