Lane Departure Warning (LDW) - symbols and messages

Lane Departure Warning is one of the functions in the Driver Alert System - sometimes also referred to as LDW (Lane Departure Warning).

The function is intended for use on motorways and similar major roads in order to reduce the risk of the vehicle accidentally leaving its own lane in certain situations.

In situations where there is no LDW function a symbol may be shown in the combined instrument panel in combination with an explanatory message - follow the recommendation given if appropriate.

Examples of messages:

Symbol1MessageSpecification
P3-1246-Symbol Lane Departure Warning
Lane departure warning ON/Lane departure warning OFF

The function is switched on/off.

Shown at switch-on/off.

The text disappears after 5 seconds.

Lane Depart. Warning Unavailable at this speedThe function is set in standby mode due to speed being lower than 65 km/h.
Lane Depart. Warning UnavailableThe lane does not have clear side markings or the camera sensor is temporarily disengaged. Read about camera sensor limitations.
Lane Depart. Warning AvailableThe function scans the lane's side markings.
P4-1246-Symbol Kamera BlockeradWindscreen Sensors blocked

The camera sensor is temporarily disengaged.

Shown in the event of snow, ice or dirt on the windscreen for example.

  • Clean the windscreen surface in front of the camera sensor.

Read about camera sensor limitations.

Symbol Driver Alert Service
Driver Alert Sys Service required

The system is disengaged.

  • Visit a workshop if the message remains - an authorised Volvo workshop is recommended.
  1. 1 Symbols are schematic - may vary by market and car model.

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