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FWIW We rented a 2018 Camry LE before purchasing a different one (with BSM & RCTA) and found this "feature" to be useless in the city and inconsistent on the freeways on both cars. Ended up disabling the lane departure alert & steering assist. Toyota released a "feature" that was not ready to be released in my opinion. I made sure that this "feature" could be disabled before purchasing our LE.
In 2017 we went to look at the 2017 Honda Accord with the V6. Talked to a salesman about the V6 engine and it's VCM "feature" (vehicle cylinder management) where the ECU can deactivate cylinders to improve mileage. I told the salesman that this was an unnatural act for an ICE and asked if it could be disabled. He told me no, it was controlled by the ECU and could not be disabled. This ended our conversation and we left the Honda dealership and started looking at Toyota.
So now this is always a question I ask after a sales person describes some new wis bang "feature". Can it be disabled?
2018 Camry LE, A25A-FKS, JVIN, 8K
1994 Camry XLE V6, 1MZ-FE, JVIN, 241K
1991 Nissan Pathfinder KC Truck, KA24E, 5S/MT, 150K