BMW 5 Series Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 5 Series: Comfort Access

Concept

The vehicle can be accessed without operating the vehicle key.

Carrying the vehicle key with you, e.g., in your pants pocket, is sufficient.

The vehicle automatically detects the vehicle key when it is in close proximity or in the car's interior.

General information

  • Comfort Access supports the following functions:
  • Unlocking and locking the vehicle from the door handle.
  • Convenient closing.
  • Opening trunk lid.
  • Opening and closing the trunk lid with no-touch activation.

Functional requirements

  • To lock the vehicle, the vehicle key must be outside of the vehicle near the doors.
  • The next unlocking and locking cycle is not possible until after approx. 2 seconds.

Unlocking

Grasp the handle of a vehicle door completely.

Grasp the handle of a vehicle door completely.

Locking

Close the driver's door.

Touch the grooved surface on the handle of a

Touch the grooved surface on the handle of a closed vehicle door with your finger for approx. 1 second without grasping the door handle.

Convenient closing

Safety information

Warning

With convenient closing, body parts can be jammed. There is a risk of injury. Make sure that the area of movement of the doors is clear during convenient closing.

Closing

Touch the grooved surface on the handle of a

Touch the grooved surface on the handle of a closed vehicle door with your finger and hold it there without grasping the door handle.

In addition to locking, the windows and glass sunroof will be closed.

Opening the trunk lid

General information

If you open the trunk lid via Comfort Access, locked doors will not be unlocked.

To avoid locking the vehicle key in the vehicle, do not place the vehicle key in the cargo area.

Safety information

Warning

Body parts can be jammed when operating the trunk lid. There is a risk of injury. Make sure that the area of movement of the trunk lid is clear during opening and closing.

NOTICE

During opening, the trunk lid pivots back and up. There is a risk of damage to property. Make sure that the area of movement of the trunk lid is clear during opening and closing.

Opening

Press the button on the exterior of the trunk lid.

Press the button on the exterior of the trunk lid.

This corresponds to pressing the button on the vehicle key. on the vehicle key.

Opening and closing the trunk lid with no-touch activation

Concept

The trunk lid can be opened with no-touch activation using the vehicle key you are carrying.

With automatic tailgate operation, it can also be closed with no-touch activation. Two sensors detect a forward-directed foot motion in the central rear area and the trunk lid is opened or closed.

General information

To avoid locking the vehicle key in the vehicle, do not place the vehicle key in the cargo area.

If the vehicle key is in the sensor area, the trunk lid may open or close inadvertently if you unintentionally move your foot or if a foot movement is detected.

The sensor has an approximate range of 5 ft/1.50 m extending from the rear of the vehicle.

If you open the trunk lid with no-touch activation, locked doors will not be unlocked.

Safety information

Warning

During no-touch activation, vehicle parts may be touched, such as the hot exhaust gas system.

There is a risk of injury. When moving your foot, make sure you have a firm stance and do not touch the vehicle.

Warning

Body parts can be jammed when operating the trunk lid. There is a risk of injury. Make sure that the area of movement of the trunk lid is clear during opening and closing.

NOTICE

During opening, the trunk lid pivots back and up. There is a risk of damage to property. Make sure that the area of movement of the trunk lid is clear during opening and closing.

Performing the foot movement

1. Stand in the middle behind the vehicle at approx. one arm's length away from the rear of the vehicle.

2. Wave a foot under the vehicle in the direction of travel and immediately pull it back. With this movement, the leg must pass through the ranges of both sensors.

Opening

Opening

Perform the foot movement described earlier.

Before the trunk lid opens, the hazard warning system flashes.

With automatic tailgate: Moving your foot again will stop the opening motion, and moving it one more time after that will close the trunk lid.

Closing

The trunk lid can only be closed with no-touch activation if automatic tailgate operation is active.

Perform the foot movement described earlier.

The hazard warning system flashes and an acoustic signal sounds.

Moving your foot again will stop the closing motion, and moving it one more time after that will re-open the trunk lid.

Malfunction

Vehicle key recognition by the vehicle may malfunction under the following circumstances:

  • The battery of the vehicle key is discharged.

    For replacing the battery.

  • Interference of the radio connection from transmission towers or other equipment with high transmitting power.
  • Shielding of the vehicle key due to metal objects.

    Do not transport the vehicle key together with metal objects.

  • Interference of the radio connection from mobile phones or other electronic devices in direct proximity to the vehicle key.

    Do not transport the vehicle key together with electronic devices.

Wet or snowy conditions may disrupt the locking request recognition function on the door handles.

In the case of a malfunction, unlock and lock the vehicle using the buttons of the vehicle key or use the integrated key.

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