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Turn off Lane Assist. Turn off (or turn down) Lane Departure.After my first 500 miles of SoCal driving I find my 2018 2.0T Manual Steering to be cumbersome.
A few reasons.
1. It feels like the steering is always fighting me. The feeling of the wheel is heavy more like the not having power steering or a power steering pump stating to go (on off like feel). I have a 95 Integra GSR with no power steering so I know the feeling well.
So when I'm going down the highway I'm constantly having to correct. What it might be is the lane assist. I let go of the wheel and it was like auto pilot. Keeping the car in the lane ever so slightly. So when I'm trying to steer it's constantly trying to keep the car dead center and roads just don't drive that way.
I have been playing with the settings to turn this off but still feels not right.
2. Because of all the steering work at higher speeds I have almost a death grip. So my other issues is the wheel size and thickness. Unless 10 and 2 the wheel thickness makes it hard for my hands (I'm 5' 10" and 197 lbs) to find a comfortable spot.
Overall this could be the car breaking in on its first few thousand miles or I just need to find a balance between the assist programs.
Anyone else noticing this?
Great explanation. That is how I feel. I'm fighting the steering systems to go straight while the systems are trying to keep me straight.I have to agree with the heavy steering at higher speeds. My BMW had the same feeling and was welcomed when traveling fast. I like the wheel being a bit harder to move the car when at high speeds. My wife's 2014 Ford Escape, which is a great small SUV is very easy to steer when at high speeds. Scares me a little as I don't drive it very often. Have to really pay attention. It is very easy to over steer at higher speeds. I much prefer the feeling of the 2018 Accord. Very comfortable and satisfying IMHO.
However, yesterday, I was on a two lane straight country road near where I live and the usual speed is 60-70. I noticed one of the two assists was sort of heavy handed. If I got within a foot or two of being near the line or out of the center of the lane, it was constantly correcting me. That was an odd feeling and I felt like I had to correct it and a few times I may have actually over-corrected just slightly. It made me believe the car needed a fair amount of attention/effort to keep it going straight without a lot of correction.
I am not sure which of the features is doing this??? One shows the doted lines for the left and right edge of the road in the heads up display. I recall this is LKAS, (Lane Keeping Assistant Systems). The other is Road Departure Mitigation (aka as RDM).
Does anyone know why both might/might not be on at the same time? I will experiment with turning both off or modifying the levels of which ever one can be adjusted. I appreciate the safety aspects a lot. However, as stated above, I feel like I am fighting the car sometimes. Any other thoughts?
What is the difference in Lane Assist and Lane Departure and how do you turn down Lane Departure?Turn off Lane Assist. Turn off (or turn down) Lane Departure.
The car is designed to have much heavier steering at higher speeds. If it's not tracking straight, that's an issue.
Same exact issue here. With LKAS on the car can't stay in its lane and wanders left to right constantly driving me crazy and it even tells me Driver Assistance needed going in a straight line on a smooth road! Drives me nuts and I have to keep both hands on the wheel and make constant corrections while the steering is fighting me. When I turn everything OFF, the steering is still fighting me and I tend to overcompensate and make corrections. I just can't keep the car going straight unless I make thousands of corrections until I get to my destination. It's worse on the highway where the problem intensifies at higher speeds.I try to use LKAS on interstates but it instantly drifts over the line and the wheel vibrates and you get a warning to take control. It really doesn't do much good for me as it wobbles back and forth rather than truly straight between your lines.
See https://www.accordxclub.com/forum/10-engine-technical-discussion/2144-steering-issue-jumps.htmlWith all lane assist off and driving at freeway speeds my steering seems to have resistance then gives, (feels a little notchy). Try to make a very slight correction then it gives and the correction is to much and have to make a counter correction. It's like driving a boat worse in the warmer temps. Have had them check alignment and then took it in and they told me they didn't seems to feel the problem. Guess I'm stuck with it until summer then I'll take it back in.