How to Turn Toyota Steering Assist On & Off

Toyota Driver Driving

Many vehicles on the market come with great safety and convenience features. Toyota has some very semi-autonomous technology features in their current models of vehicles that include the pre-collision system and pedestrian-avoiding steering assist system. These safety features are designed to protect people that are within the area of your vehicle. With so many different features aimed towards protecting you and your passengers, this is a great step in the right direction for pedestrians.

Visual alerts along with sounds are used in order to get the driver of the vehicle to slow down or stop. If there is a suspected impact, the vehicle will brake on its own. The Toyota steering assist system will actually turn the wheel in order to steer around the pedestrian in your way. You have the option to turn this feature on and off. Let’s take a closer look at how you would manipulate the Toyota steering assist program

How Do You Turn Steering Assistance Off?

In order to turn the steering assist system on and off, you simply utilize various functions in your multi-information display. This display is located in the area of your gauge cluster, behind your steering wheel. The meter control switches are located right on your steering wheel, on the left-hand side.

  • Press the up or down arrows to navigate to the steering assist function. It looks like a small gear icon.
  • Press the left and right arrows to select the icon that looks like a vehicle straying from its lane.
  • Hold down to ‘ok’ button for about 1.5 seconds until you are able to change the functions.
  • The up and down arrows will let you choose steering assist.
  • Pressing ‘ok’ will allow you to enable or disable the functions. You can use these steps to both turn on the steering assist, and use it to turn off the technology if you don't want to use it at that point in time.

You may find it necessary to turn off the function if you are going to be maneuvering your vehicle around a small area with the help of a person outside of your vehicle. You may know where they are located, and you don't want your vehicle to react on its own.

The Toyota steering assist system is a great feature if someone quickly steps into your path or gets in your way. It’s been in select vehicles since 2015, but now Toyota is including it in most of their models. New technology that pairs up well with Toyota steering assist includes automated highway driving assist, which is currently in production.

This technology provides an adaptive cruise control system that uses a communication system between two vehicles. This is unlike current technology that uses radar for its information. If you would like to find out more about the various Toyota vehicles that are part of the lineup right now, stop down to Joe Myers Toyota today. We’ll show you how the Toyota steering assist program works, and we’ll let you try it out for yourself.

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