What is Lincoln's Evasive Steering Assist* feature?

If your Lincoln vehicle is rapidly approaching a stationary vehicle or a vehicle traveling in the same direction as your vehicle, the Evasive Steering Assist system can help you steer around the vehicle. Cameras and sensors work in tandem. If your Lincoln detects a frontal collision is imminent, it can brake for you and help you to steer around the vehicle when braking alone will not do the trick.

How Evasive Steering Works

The system only activates when all the following occur:

  • The Pre-Collision Assist system detects a vehicle ahead and applies Active Braking.
  • You turn the steering wheel in an attempt to steer around the vehicle.

After you turn the steering wheel, the system applies additional steering torque to help you steer around the vehicle. After you pass the vehicle, the system applies steering torque in the opposite direction to encourage you to steer back into the lane. The system deactivates after you fully pass the vehicle.


  • The system does not automatically steer around a vehicle. If you do not turn the steering wheel, the system does not activate.
  • The system does not activate if the distance to the vehicle ahead is too small and the system cannot avoid a crash.

Additional Information

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What is Post-Collision Braking?
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*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 Lincoln Retailer. 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.