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Ford Escape 2020-2022 Owners Manual / Lane Keeping System / How Does the Lane Keeping System Work. Lane Keeping System Precautions. Lane Keeping System Limitations

Ford Escape: Lane Keeping System / How Does the Lane Keeping System Work. Lane Keeping System Precautions. Lane Keeping System Limitations

How Does the Lane Keeping System Work

The lane keeping system uses a forward looking camera mounted on the windshield to monitor vehicle movement within the travel lane.

When the camera detects a drift out of the travel lane, the lane keeping system alerts the driver by vibrating the steering wheel, or aids the driver by providing a small steering input to move the vehicle back into the travel lane.

The driver can select one of three modes:

  • Alert (If Equipped)
  • Aid
  • Alert + Aid

Lane Keeping System Precautions

WARNING: You are responsible for controlling your vehicle at all times. The system is designed to be an aid and does not relieve you of your responsibility to drive with due care and attention. Failure to follow this instruction could result in the loss of control of your vehicle, personal injury or death.

WARNING: The system will not operate if the sensor cannot track the road lane markings.

WARNING: The sensor may incorrectly track lane markings as other structures or objects. This can result in a false or missed warning.

WARNING: In cold and severe weather conditions the system may not function. Rain, snow and spray can all limit sensor performance.

WARNING: The system may not operate properly if the sensor is blocked. Keep the windshield free from obstruction.

WARNING: If damage occurs in the immediate area surrounding the sensor, have your vehicle checked as soon as possible.

WARNING: The system may not correctly operate if your vehicle is fitted with a suspension kit not approved by us.

WARNING: Large contrasts in outside lighting can limit sensor performance.

Lane Keeping System Limitations

The lane keeping system only operates when the vehicle speed is greater than 40 mph (64 km/h).

The system works when the camera can detect at least one lane marking.

The lane keeping system may not correctly operate in any of the following conditions:

  • The lane keeping system does not detect at least one lane marking.
  • You switch the turn signal on.
  • You apply direct steering, accelerate fast or brake hard.
  • The vehicle speed is less than 40 mph (64 km/h).
  • The anti-lock brake, stability control or traction control system activates.
  • The lane is too narrow.
  • Something is obscuring the camera or it is unable to detect the lane markings due to environment, traffic or vehicle conditions.

The lane keeping system may not correct lane positioning in any of the following conditions:

  • High winds.
  • Uneven road surfaces.
  • Heavy or uneven loads.
  • Incorrect tire pressure.

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