Should I Recalibrate My ADAS After A Wheel Alignment?
Most manufacturers require specific ADAS Systems to be recalibrated during the Alignment process. Proper alignment can influence how ADAS safety features work in your vehicle. Your vehicle’s alignment can directly affect the performance of your ADAS features, especially lane keep assist and collision braking. It is important to know if your vehicle will require an ADAS recalibration after a wheel alignment by calling our experts.
How Wheel Alignment May Affect Your Vehicle’s ADAS System
ADAS cameras and sensors receive feedback from different vehicle parts to function, such as input from the steering angle sensor. The steering angle sensor transmits the steering wheel’s angle, turn rate, and other data to your vehicle’s internal computer. Certain ADAS features like lane keep assist may be activated based on the input received.
Vehicles equipped with ADAS need their system to be in sync with how the vehicle is traveling down the road. ADAS calibration after a wheel alignment may be required, as steering wheel sensors are often adjusted during the alignment process. Without recalibration, your ADAS may think your steering wheel is turned a certain way even when it is not. This can cause your ADAS features to perform incorrectly, putting you and your passengers in danger.
Let’s use lane keep assist as an example. If your vehicle pulls to the left or the right, lane keep assist will work to correct your vehicle’s trajectory back toward the center. But what if your vehicle is driving straight down the road and your ADAS camera or steering angle sensor is miscalibrated? Your vehicle may try to self-correct itself, even when correction is not required. This could lead to collision or injury due to incorrect road feedback.
Schedule Your Wheel Alignment and ADAS Calibration with Tire Discounters
ADAS sensors and cameras are directly affected by a vehicle’s wheel alignment. Your ADAS features may depend on accurate input from your steering angle sensor to work correctly. For this reason, we recommend having your ADAS recalibrated anytime the steering angle sensor is adjusted, which commonly happens during a 4 wheel alignment.
In addition to re-calibrating after a wheel alignment, your ADAS may need to be re-calibrated after a fault code, a disconnect, a change of suspension, or after a replacement windshield is installed.
Give us a call today for more information regarding wheel alignment and your ADAS system.