Steering assistance during collision risks

Steering assistance during collision risks from behind*

Updated 1/31/2020

Steering assistance during collision risks from behind*

Steering assistance has several sub-functions. If you become distracted and do not notice your vehicle starting to veer out of the lane while another vehicle is approaching from behind or is in your vehicle's blind spot, Steering assistance during collision risks from behind can help provide assistance.

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The function provides assistance by steering your vehicle back into your own lane.

Another vehicle in blind spot zone
Own vehicle

If your vehicle is beginning to veer out of your lane while another vehicle is in your blind spot or another vehicle is rapidly approaching in the next lane, this function can help the driver steer the vehicle back into its own lane.

Even if the driver intentionally changes lanes using a turn signal without noticing another vehicle approaching, the function can provide assistance.

The function is active at speeds between 60-140 km/h (37-87 mph) on roads with clearly visible traffic lane markings/lines.

The lights in the door mirrors will flash while steering assistance is being provided, whether or not the BLISBlind Spot Information System function is activated.

After the system has automatically intervened, this text message will appear in the instrument panel:

  • Collision avoidance assistanceAutomatic intervention


  • The function is supplementary driver support intended to facilitate driving and help make it safer – it cannot handle all situations in all traffic, weather and road conditions.
  • The driver is advised to read all sections in the Owner's Manual about this function to learn of its limitations, which the driver must be aware of before using the function.
  • Driver support functions are not a substitute for the driver's attention and judgment. The driver is always responsible for ensuring the vehicle is driven in a safe manner, at the appropriate speed, with an appropriate distance to other vehicles, and in accordance with current traffic rules and regulations.

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