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Troubleshooting Blind Zone Steering Assist

Blind Zone Steering Assist can provide a brief, urgent turn of the steering wheel when a potential crash is detected with a moving vehicle in the lane you’re entering.

Do this first before troubleshooting Blind Zone Steering Assist

Before you get started, make sure you are familiar with the Blind Zone Steering Assist feature. Some things you may notice about the feature are part of normal operation.


For more information, check out this article: Learn about Blind Zone Steering Assist

How do I know when Blind Zone Steering Assist is active and ready to provide steering wheel input?

Blind Zone Steering Assist is active when the following conditions are met:


  • Lane Keep Assist is enabled and within its active speed range.
  • The Lane Keep Assist icon in your Driver Information Center (DIC) is green.
  • Your vehicle's rear radar sensors are functional and not covered with snow, ice or dirt, or non-functional for any other reason.
  • Your vehicle is not heavily braking or accelerating.

Why does the vehicle cross the lane marker before I get a Blind Zone Steering Assist?

Blind Zone Steering Assist is not intended to replace normal driver attention or steering, so you should be actively steering to stay in your lane at all times. It’s also designed to try to avoid giving you corrections when you’re intentionally changing lanes. Therefore, your vehicle may be over the lane marker before a warning is issued.

What does it mean when the LANE KEEP ASSIST icon turns white?

The LANE KEEP ASSIST icon will turn white under these conditions:


  • The feature’s camera is unable to detect lane lines due to poor visibility, such as conditions (e.g., fog, rain or faded lane lines) in which you would have difficulty seeing the lane lines.
  • You're not moving fast enough for the feature to activate.
  • If you're braking or accelerating.


Safety or driver assistance features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times. Visibility, weather, and road conditions may affect feature performance. Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for more important feature limitations and information.

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To find out if your vehicle has this feature, contact your dealer or refer to your vehicle’s equipment list. Please check your Owner’s Manual for more information about features.