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Lane Departure Warning Always On

Since the ability to turn the lane departure warning off or on comes under the heading of 'Auto Pilot', I figured that this function only happens while driving with the autopilot engaged. Not so in my car. If the warning is turned on and I am NOT in auto pilot, I still get the wheel vibration when changing lanes, usually when I am going 40+ mph. Is this normal for it to work this way? If I go to my settings under autopilot and turn off the warning, the vibration goes away.
 
Since the ability to turn the lane departure warning off or on comes under the heading of 'Auto Pilot', I figured that this function only happens while driving with the autopilot engaged. Not so in my car. If the warning is turned on and I am NOT in auto pilot, I still get the wheel vibration when changing lanes, usually when I am going 40+ mph. Is this normal for it to work this way? If I go to my settings under autopilot and turn off the warning, the vibration goes away.
If you signal changing lanes it won't vibrate or give you a warning :)
 

cgell

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Since the ability to turn the lane departure warning off or on comes under the heading of 'Auto Pilot', I figured that this function only happens while driving with the autopilot engaged. Not so in my car. If the warning is turned on and I am NOT in auto pilot, I still get the wheel vibration when changing lanes, usually when I am going 40+ mph. Is this normal for it to work this way? If I go to my settings under autopilot and turn off the warning, the vibration goes away.
Yes, it is normal to get the vibration when you change lanes without signaling - even when driving without autopilot. You can turn it off or use a signal to avoid it.
 
Thanks for the replies. I really thought I had a balance or steering problem, but it was this warning system. Since the screen only shows this when you call up Autopilot, I was thinking this was only a function of the Autopilot system. I was wrong. I wonder what other features are available under non-related headings.
 

cgell

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Thanks for the replies. I really thought I had a balance or steering problem, but it was this warning system. Since the screen only shows this when you call up Autopilot, I was thinking this was only a function of the Autopilot system. I was wrong. I wonder what other features are available under non-related headings.
Autopilot is more than just the driving assistant features. It includes all of the active safety features too. That’s why they mention safety and convenience features in the description. These safety features are also found on the support page for autopilot.
 
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Hmmm. I have 2700 miles and started receiving this notice "Lane Departure Avoidance features unavailable. Features may be restored on next drive”. Is this normal? Something I am causing? Appreciate your guidance.
 

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Hmmm. I have 2700 miles and started receiving this notice "Lane Departure Avoidance features unavailable. Features may be restored on next drive”. Is this normal? Something I am causing? Appreciate your guidance.
I have the same issue recently (6800 miles since July). it seems to have started with the latest software upgrade. I don't know what causes it.
 

KurtSanders

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So let me get this straight, Tesla's golden engineers decided that when a driver mistakenly/inadvertently crosses over the lanes in which that feature is meant to alert the driver, one is warned, and then the 'Lane Departure' feature is disabled all together?

This action is mind blowing, ridiculous and should be investigated by NTSB. Who automatically disables safety features when their whole function is to provide safety? I note that Tesla does not auto disable the seat belt warning when I forget to buckle, they do not disable the warning that a door is ajar, but they choose to auto disable lane departure (which would avoid a head on impact or off road accident) when one crosses over the lane. It is also random as this warning happens even on roads where additional lane painting exists in construction zones.

I could see asking the Tesla driver if they would like to temporarily disable 'Lane Departure' but to assume that this safety feature is not needed anymore during the current drive, is a huge mistake. And one has to stop the car, press the 'Park' button and then Press to Drive to re-activate???
 

KurtSanders

'21 MY Red/Black, 20" induction w/FSD
Sep 11, 2020
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Xenia, Ohio
Hi @KurtSanders ,

That particular message may also relate to blinded, obscured.
or dirty lenses on the cameras that sense the lane markings...
If the blinding resolves the Lane Departure Avoidance may return.

Good luck,

Shawn
I wish it was, but this issue happens exactly right after an unintentional slight lane departure and my immediate intervention to return to the center of the narrow road. Tesla almost always then issues the persistent warring that Lane Departure Avoidance has been disabled, which is frustrating since that is a safety feature that should never be automatically disabled.
 
Hmmm. I have 2700 miles and started receiving this notice "Lane Departure Avoidance features unavailable. Features may be restored on next drive”. Is this normal? Something I am causing? Appreciate your guidance.

I started receiving this message when I updated to 11.0. I washed my car thinking one of the camera lenses might be dirty, but the message persists. At any rate, I don’t have lane departure avoidance enabled, but I do have side collision avoidance. Is this feature also impacted by this alert?
 
I just picked up my Model S LR. The vibration works well (when I drift) but the steering correction doesn't. It sees the lanes, but almost rarely corrects (or notifies me). (my older 2019 BMW does a much better job) - i suspect its a software setting because when autopilot turns on - it works brilliantly.
Anyone have any thoughts/comments on this?
 

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