BMW 5 Series Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 5 Series: Check Control

Concept

The Check Control system monitors functions in the vehicle and notifies you of malfunctions in the monitored systems.

General information

A Check Control message is displayed as a combination of indicator or warning lights and text messages in the instrument cluster and, if applicable, in the Head-up Display.

In addition, an acoustic signal may sound and a text message may appear on the Control Display.

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 Indicator/warning lights

Concept Indicator/warning lights in the instrument cluster display the status of some functions in the vehicle and indicate when a malfunction is present in the monitored systems. General information

 Hiding Check Control messages

Press the button on the turn signal lever. Continuous display Some Check Control messages are displayed continuously and are not cleared until the malfunction is eliminated. If several malfunctions o

 Fuel gauge

Concept The current fill level of the fuel tank is displayed. General information Vehicle tilt position may cause the display to vary. Information on refueling Instrument cluster without enhanced fea

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 Malfunction

Message The yellow warning light flashes and is then illuminated continuously. A Check Control message is displayed. It may not be possible to identify tire pressure losses. Measure A wheel without TPM wheel electronics, such as an emergency wheel, is mounted: have the wheels checked, if needed

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