Tesla Autosteer is a cool feature that lets your car drive itself, so you can relax. But sometimes, for safety reasons, the Autosteer’s speed is limited. Apart from this, it can restrict speed if you’re on risky roads or using the Traffic Light and Stop Sign Control (Beta) feature.
To keep you safe, the car’s system limits the speed. You can avoid seeing this message by slowing down your car, using the steering wheel to drive manually, or turning off the Traffic Light and Stop Sign Control (Beta) feature.
If you want to know more about this and what to do when Autosteer speed goes beyond the limit, just keep reading until the end!
3 Reasons for Tesla Autosteer Speed Restricted!
It’s quite normal to see a message saying that the Autosteer speed restricted to 60 or more mph when you use this feature. It means the car’s system limits the speed on the road that you are driving. Here’s why this message might appear on screen or instrumental cluster:
To ensure max safety, Tesla controls the system to let you get no injury when using the Autosteer option. When you are in control of the road, the car’s system lets you raise the speed limit without hesitation.
But as the computer is in control to drive the car on the road when Autosteer is turned on, Tesla sets rules so that you stay safe while going with hands-free driving.
So, when the car’s system finds the road risky or faces issues, the computer then quickly limits the speed. In this situation, you only need to slow down the car’s speed which is suggested on the screen or instrument cluster. After some while, it will get back to normal!
2. Using Autosteer on Risky Roads
If you happen to run Autosteer on uncontrolled highways, the car’s system may limit the max cruising speed. At this point, you’ll get a message on the car’s screen or instrumental screen that indicates the speed is restricted.
This mostly happens when you use the Autosteer feature on residential streets, a road with no center divider, or a road that has no access limitation.
And, the Tesla Autosteer speed limit will be the speed limit of the road adding 5 mph (10 km/h). So, if the speed limit of the road is 50 mph (63 km/h), then the restricted Autosteer speed will be 55 mph (89 km/h).
In areas where the speed limit can’t be detected while Autosteer is activated, the system will cut down your driving speed and limits the set cruising speed to 45 mph (70 km/h).
However, if you leave the road or disengage Autosteer (Controls > Autopilot > Autosteer (Beta) > Off) or use the steering wheel, the car’s speed will increase again.
3. Traffic Light and Stop Sign Control (Beta) Is Turned On
The last reason is turning on the Traffic Light and Stop Sign Control (Beta) feature. Well, this cause the car’s system to limit speed when you are in front of a traffic post.
Due to this feature, the car’s system can limit the maximum set speed when using Autosteer. To get rid of this, you’ll need to turn this off (Controls > Autopilot > Traffic Light and Stop Sign Control (Beta) > Off).
Tesla Autosteer Speed Limit Exceeded Error Alert!
If you see an alert called APP_w218 that says your car’s Autosteer speed limit exceeded, it means there’s a problem. This happens when your car goes faster than it’s supposed to for Autosteer to work. To resolve this, follow these steps:
- In that case, quickly hold the steering wheel and control the driving using this until your reach your desired spot.
- Then, stop your car completely and change the gear to P (Park) mode. Next, wait for a few seconds before shifting the gear to D (Drive). After this, the Autosteer will be available again.
- If it still doesn’t work on your next drive, you should get it fixed at a service center or check this guide to fix Tesla Autosteer being unavailable. But don’t worry, it’s safe to keep driving in the meantime even if you see the alert.
In Germany, Autosteer will work again once your car goes below the speed limit ever after the alert pop on.
It’s not a big problem if you see a message on the Tesla car’s screen or dashboard saying Autosteer speed restricted. This just means that your car’s speed is limited because of danger on the road or other reasons (explained earlier).
You can simply turn off the Autosteer feature and drive the car manually using your hands on the steering wheel to bring back the max speed.
Hope you find this guide useful and that it helps you understand why you might see this message. Stay tuned for the next guide!