What do I do if the Lane-Keeping System* is not working on my Ford?

The Lane-Keeping System may not engage or your vehicle may not return to the center of the lane. Learn the potential reasons below.

Lane Keeping is Not Engaging

Possible causes are:

Driving Scenarios

  • Your vehicle speed is outside the operational range of the feature. 
  • A quick intentional lane change has occurred. 
  • Driving at high speeds in curves. 
  • You are driving too close to the vehicle in front of you. 

Road Conditions

  • Ambiguous lane markings, for example in construction zones. 
  • Sudden offset in lane markings. 
  • Transitioning between no lane markings to lane markings or vice versa. 
  • Faint lane markings, for example, partial yellow lane markings on concrete roads. 
  • Lane width is too narrow or too wide. 
  • Driving on tight roads or uneven roads. 

Environmental Conditions

  • The sun is shining directly into the camera lens. 
  • Rapid transition from light to dark, or from dark to light.
  • There is standing water on the road.  

Vehicle Symptoms

  • The camera has not been calibrated after a windshield replacement. 
  • There is a camera blockage due to dirt, grime, fog, frost, or water on the windshield. 
  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) or AdvanceTrac™ is active. 
  • Your vehicle stays too close to the lane markings. 
  • The last alert warning or aid intervention occurred a short time ago. 

Vehicle is Not Returning to the Center of the Lane in the Aid or Aid + Alert Mode

Possible causes are:

  • High crosswinds are present. 
  • There is a large road crown. 
  • Rough roads, grooves, or shoulder drop-offs. 
  • Heavy uneven loading of the vehicle or improper tire inflation pressure. 
  • The tires have been changed, or the suspension has been modified. 

Additional Information

What is the Lane-Keeping System?
What is the Driver Alert System?

*Feature is available on select vehicles. Features may vary based on model year, trim, options, packages, and supply availability. Use the Build and Price tool to view feature availability on current models. If you have questions or need more information, reference your Owner’s Manual or contact your Ford Dealer. Driver-assist features are supplemental and do not replace the driver’s attention, judgment, and need to control the vehicle. Refer to your Owner’s Manual for details and limitations.