Audi A4 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi A4: Swerve assist

Applies to: vehicles with swerve assist

The swerve assist can help you to steer the vehicle around an obstacle detected in a critical area.

If you avoid an obstacle after the acute warning, then the swerve assist assists you by applying slight steering adjustment to correct your steering wheel angle as long as you are actively steering.

Swerve assist is available at speeds between approximately 20 mph (30 km/h) and 90 mph (150 km/h).

WARNING

  • Observe the safety precautions and note the limits of the assist systems, sensors, and cameras.
  • Swerve assist does not react to pedestrians, animals, crossing objects, and objects not detected as vehicles.

Tips

  • System functions may not be available if the ESC is limited or switched off, or if there is a malfunction.
  • An indicator in the instrument cluster will inform you when there is an intervention.

Turn assist

Applies to: vehicles with turn assist

When turning left1), turn assist can help to reduce the risk of a collision with an oncoming vehicle by using braking action to keep your vehicle in its lane. The function is only available when the turn signal is turned on and at speeds up to approximately 6 mph (10 km/h).

WARNING

  • Observe the safety precautions and note the limits of the assist systems, sensors, and cameras.
  • The turn assist does not react to pedestrians, animals, crossing objects, and objects not detected as vehicles.

Tips

  • System functions may not be available if the ESC is limited or switched off, or if there is a malfunction.
  • An indicator in the instrument cluster will inform you when there is an intervention.

Adjusting Audi pre sense

Applies to: vehicles with Audi pre sense

You can switch Audi pre sense and the associated systems on or off, or adjust them individually.

The possible settings depend on the vehicle equipment.

  • Applies to MMI: Select on the home screen: VEHICLE > Driver assistance > Audi pre sense.

Setting the prewarning

You can adjust the warning time for the prewarning to your preference (Early/Medium/Late) or switch the prewarning off.

Set the warning time for the early warning to Early at first. If you feel that the prewarnings appear too early, then set the warning time to Medium.

The Late warning time should only be set in special circumstances.

Tips

  • If Audi pre sense is switched off, it switches on again automatically once the ignition is switched on again2).
  • Switch Audi pre sense off when you are not using public streets, when loading the vehicle onto a vehicle carrier, train, ship, or other type of transportation, or when towing the vehicle. This can help to prevent an undesired intervention from the Audi pre sense system.
  • Certain settings are automatically stored and assigned to the remote control key being used.

1) When making a right turn in countries with left-hand drive vehicles.
2) In certain countries.

Messages

Applies to: vehicles with Audi pre sense

If is displayed when there is a malfunction, the Audi pre sense functions may be unavailable or may be limited.

A message that indicates the cause and possible solution may appear with some displays. The weather conditions may be too poor or a sensor may be covered. Bring the vehicle to a full stop, switch the ignition off, and clean the area in front of the sensors.

If the message still appears after switching the ignition on again, have an authorized repair facility correct the malfunction as soon as possible.

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