honda accord says steering required, what if i dont
Even though my left hand was gripping the steering wheel with a lot of force, the Steering Required indicator just popped up on my Touring while I was driving.
When I got the warning, I put my right hand on the wheel, and it went away. Later, I realized that just jiggling the wheel with my left hand probably would have had the same effect, so I'm not sure why I did what I did. Is there any official description of the circumstances that trigger the activation of this warning? Despite the fact that the system was active, I did not have ACC or LKAS engaged.
Because the road I was driving on had just been repaved and was exceptionally even and smooth, it's possible that the car didn't detect any steering input from me because there was no need for any input at all.
This is a common occurrence whenever the system fails to detect a sufficient amount of steering input from you.
Try setting your cruise control to about 60 miles per hour and seeing how far it takes you...on my RTL-E, it will repeatedly steer to the side of the road, then back again towards the middle of the road, slowing down by about 5 to 10 miles per hour each time.
It will continue to drift right, left, and slow until the speed drops below 45 miles per hour, at which point the lane departure behavior will begin. To speak for myself, I wish that it would just slow down to a crawl or stop altogether, rather than giving up after making several attempts to get you to correct your mistake. Could the driver have suffered a stroke that leaves them unable to function? It would be safer to come to a stop rather than continue driving the truck.