BMW 5 Series Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 5 Series: General information, Safety information

BMW 5 Series 2016-2024 Owners Manual / Opening and closing / Vehicle key / General information, Safety information

General information

Depending on the equipment version, the vehicle is delivered with two vehicle keys or one vehicle key and the BMW display key.

Each vehicle key contains a replaceable battery.

Depending on the equipment and country version, various settings can be configured for the button functions.

A personal driver profile for each vehicle key is stored in the vehicle.

To provide information on maintenance requirements, the service data is stored in the vehicle key.

To prevent possible locking in of the vehicle key, take the vehicle key with you when exiting the vehicle.

Safety information

Warning

People or animals in the vehicle can lock the doors from the inside and lock themselves in. In this case, the vehicle cannot be opened from the outside. There is a risk of injury. Take the vehicle key with you so that the vehicle can be opened from the outside.

Warning

For some country versions, unlocking from the inside is only possible with special knowledge.

Persons who spend a lengthy time in the vehicle while being exposed to extreme temperatures are at risk of injury or death. Do not lock the vehicle from the outside when there are people in it.

Warning

Unattended children or animals in the vehicle can cause the vehicle to move and endanger themselves and traffic, for instance due to the following actions:

  • Pressing the Start/Stop button.
  • Releasing the parking brake.
  • Opening and closing the doors or windows.
  • Engaging selector lever position N.
  • Using vehicle equipment.

There is a risk of accidents or injuries. Do not leave children or animals unattended in the vehicle.

Take the vehicle key with you when exiting and lock the vehicle.

Overview

  1. Unlocking
  2. Locking
  3. Opening the trunk lid
  4. Press and hold or press three times in quick succession: panic mode
    Press briefly: headlight courtesy delay feature

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     Unlocking

    General information The behavior of the vehicle when unlocking with the vehicle key depends on the following settings for unlocking and locking: If only the driver's door and the fuel filler flap o

     Locking

    General information The behavior of the vehicle during locking with the vehicle key depends on the following settings: If the locking of the vehicle is confirmed with a light signal or a sound sign

     Panic mode

    You can trigger the alarm system if you find yourself in a dangerous situation. Press the button on the vehicle key and hold for at least 3 seconds. Briefly press the button on the vehicle key

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     Crash-relevant functions

    The Advanced Crash Safety Module must fulfil the following crash-relevant functions: Evaluating the sensor signals Impact detection Determining actuators to be activated Specifying the trigger time and trigger sequence Activation of the ignition circuit output stages Sending the crash messag

     Driver profiles

    Concept In the driver profiles, individual settings for several drivers can be stored and called up again when required. General information There are three driver profiles with which personal vehicle settings can be stored. Every vehicle key has been assigned one of these driver profiles. If the v

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