How to Use and Adjust Toyota Lane Departure Alert
There are some vehicle technologies that you don’t realize you have to have until you’ve used them. And once you’ve experienced them on your vehicle, you’ll want to know how to best utilize them. Toyota Lane Departure Alert is one such feature, and we can show you how the system works and how to adjust the settings to appeal to your personal driving needs.
How Does Toyota Lane Departure Alert Work?
The name Lane Departure Alert is pretty self-explanatory. It is a technology that is designed to detect when the vehicle is leaving its lane unintentionally, and the system can take corrective action.
This corrective action comes in two different forms. The first is an audible warning to alert the driver to veer back within the lane markings. On certain vehicles, the system will actually take minimal control of the steering to turn itself back within its desired lane should there be no steering input from the driver. There shouldn’t be anything you need to do for the system to work, other than ensuring the system is activated. You can find out by pressing the LDA button on the steering wheel, which looks like a vehicle veering out of its lane.
How to Change the Settings and Controls on the Toyota LDA
You can change the settings using the same LDA button on the steering wheel. Once pressed, you can navigate to the LDA menu using the buttons located on your steering wheel as well. Scroll through the menu pages until you see an icon that is identical to the LDA icon on your steering wheel, then select it.
From here, you can turn on or off the Steering Assist feature, as well as adjust the sensitivity of the LDA system between high and standard. Other items that you’ll find in the menu include one that looks like a cup of hot coffee. This feature indicates the Sway Warning feature, which detects excessive swaying within the lane. You can turn this on or off, as well as adjust the sensitivity.
If you’d like to deactivate the LDA feature, all you need to do is press the LDA steering wheel button again. But, now that you see how useful it can be, why would you? To learn more about how to use Toyota safety features like Lane Departure Alert, be sure to contact us at Hiland Toyota or check back frequently to our blog.