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The lane assist in my 2020 Forester is a bit scary at times. As I approach an off ramp but want to continue straight ahead, the car veers hard right, following the white line going into the exit. Can this be adjusted? Also, I have often had two hands on the steering wheel and I still get the warning to keep my hands on the wheel. Are there fixes or adjustments for either of these issues?

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I'd have to check the library, but I thought it could be adjusted. Mine is a '19, if on it just "suggestively like" nudges one, very faint, certainly not enough to affect control by an attentive driver. Most of the time, I have it turned off as it still sounds a audio and visual alarm. The electric assisted steering takes learning.
 

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Mine behaves the same and it’s fairly annoying; I believe it talks about that specifically in the manual.

I don’t think the steering wheel can actually feel the touch of your hands but looks for more of small adjustments in your input while it’s “assisting.” When you see the warning, if you give the steering wheels a tiny nudge, it’ll instantly disappear.
 

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I never use the feature any more because of the keep your hands on the wheel warning. I agree with egrumpy that it seems to be looking for small inputs from your hands, which in my experience are totally unnecessary except to avoid the warning. I never had it steer onto an exit ramp, but I really only used it a few times. Could be a useful feature I think, but just annoying as implemented.
 

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The lane assist in my 2020 Forester is a bit scary at times. As I approach an off ramp but want to continue straight ahead, the car veers hard right, following the white line going into the exit. Can this be adjusted? Also, I have often had two hands on the steering wheel and I still get the warning to keep my hands on the wheel. Are there fixes or adjustments for either of these issues?

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The computer is trying to follow a left and a right track. When you are near an exit, the right lane marker on the road breaks right so the computer does not know what to do.
You should always keep your hand on the steering wheel as if you were driving. You will eventually get used to it. From time to time it will disengage because this is not designed to be fully autonomous.

for the steering wheel part, it is is not about the touch, but rotation. You need to apply a a slight pull downwards or upwards like if you were trying to steer for the system to know you are there.

again this is not deigned to be fully autonomous driving. You need to be “driving” the car.
 

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The computer is trying to follow a left and a right track. When you are near an exit, the right lane marker on the road breaks right so the computer does not know what to do.
You should always keep your hand on the steering wheel as if you were driving. You will eventually get used to it. From time to time it will disengage because this is not designed to be fully autonomous.

for the steering wheel part, it is is not about the touch, but rotation. You need to apply a a slight pull downwards or upwards like if you were trying to steer for the system to know you are there.

again this is not deigned to be fully autonomous driving. You need to be “driving” the car.
Yes, I understand it's not fully autonomous. Its just annoying when I have both hands on the wheel and get the warning.
 

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Yes, I understand it's not fully autonomous. Its just annoying when I have both hands on the wheel and get the warning.
I'd go further and say it's worthless as implemented. Why on earth would anybody constantly nudge the steering wheel this way or that when the car is doing a perfectly good job staying between the lines? I'm not asking for full autonomy, just a better way to determine if my hands are on the wheel..
 

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Yes, in fact, my wife has "trained" me not to be wiggling the steering wheel back and forth as it makes her car sick.
 

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I keep it disabled all the time, but especially in the winter here in New England. I have encountered situations where the lane departure alarm gets fooled by tracks left by the snowplows, and I wouldn't want the same thing to happen with any sort of auto-correction feature.
 

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Haha! Here in Maryland, they put down brine before a snowstorm and it makes parallel white lines on the road, which the lane departure alarm apparently can't distinguish from the lane markers.
 
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