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I just purchased a 2018 Subaru Forester, in part because I absolutely wanted to have adaptive cruise control and lane keep assist.
I have the Lane Assist permanently turned on and, whenever I start the car, the first thing I do is to turn the cruise control on.
The Lane Keep Assist works perfectly when I drive on highways at 45mph or faster.
I noticed that, typically, when I drive below 45mph with the cruise being set (to <45mph), even on roads with very visible lane markings on 1 or both sides, the lane markings do not show up on the dash display and only the lane departure assist (=beeping) works but not the active steering.
Yesterday, however, I was driving at 40mph (the cruise was set to 40mph) on a road with very visible lane markings which again did not show up on the dash display, active steering came on when I intentionally let the car veer over the center lane. I had tried that at the same spot in the past and only got the lane departure beeping but no active steering.
So, my question is: Is there a way to always have the active steering engaged instead of just the beeping when driving with the cruise engaged?
Please let me know what you think.
 

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im having issues with my 19 veering with or with out the lane keep on, I had a Toyota scion that was 13 years old and never veered I am not sure why mine or yours is veering at all
 

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It is not possible and it would put other owners over the top complaining how can it be permanently turned it off.
You really need to read the Owner's manual about Eyesight and Eyesight's Adaptive Cruise Control. Especially what it is and when you should engage ACC specially the warning.
Also Eyesight works fully without ACC ever being manually activated.
Keep in mind that all these safety abilities the Subaru Incorporated into their vehicle at the present time is Driver's Assistance not Self Driving.
 

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Believe me, I am well aware of the downsides/dangers. I have had Toyota Camry rental cars that had the same functionality many times in 2018 and I absolutely fell in love with these features. To me, they make driving a lot more fun! Once activated, the Camry's lane keep assist was on as long as the cruise was set and I found that to be wonderful. I would hope the Forester would be able to do that, too.
 

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im having issues with my 19 veering with or with out the lane keep on, I had a Toyota scion that was 13 years old and never veered I am not sure why mine or yours is veering at all

threebacjac, let me clarify: my car veered over, because I intentionally made it veer over to test the lane keep assist. There was no other car within sight of where I was.
 

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The Lane Keep Assist works perfectly when I drive on highways at 45mph or faster.
I noticed that, typically, when I drive below 45mph with the cruise being set (to <45mph), even on roads with very visible lane markings on 1 or both sides, the lane markings do not show up on the dash display and only the lane departure assist (=beeping) works but not the active steering.
I thought I read in the manual for my 2019 touring that the active lane steering assist does not work below 45 mph. I know I read that they recommend using it only on freeway quality roads and not on two lane or low speed roads.
 

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"Lane steering"?? You mean the driver?
Don't be one of those people who'd follow their GPS off a cliff.
Read the manual and use common sense. If it's hard for you to see the lane markings then it's probably difficult for the Eyesight system to see them as well. Also in the center display the white lane markers will come on when the Eyesight system can see the lane markings.
 
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