Steering assistance upon risk of head-on collision

The subfunction can help a distracted driver who does not notice that the car is drifting into the oncoming lane.
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The function can assist by guiding the car back to its own lane.
  1. P5-Icon red circle 1Oncoming vehicles
  2. P5-Icon red circle 2Your car

The function is active within the speed range 60-140 km/h (37-87 mph) on roads with clearly visible lane markings/lines.

If the car is about to leave its own lane while an oncoming vehicle is approaching at the same time, the function can help the driver to steer the car back into its own lane.

However, the function does not intervene with steering assistance if the direction indicator is used. And if the function detects that the driver is actively driving the car, activation of the function will be delayed.

After automatic engagement, the driver display indicates that this has occurred via a text message:
  • Collision avoidance assistance Automatic intervention


  • The "Steering assistance at risk of oncoming collision" subfunction is supplementary driver support intended to improve driving safety – it cannot handle all situations in all traffic, weather and road conditions.
  • Steering assistance is only activated if there is a high risk of collision – you must therefore never wait for the function to intervene.
  • The function is not a substitute for the driver's attention and judgement. The driver is always responsible for ensuring the car 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.