BMW 5 Series Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 5 Series: Overview

Button on the steering wheel

assistant on/Steering and traffic jam assistant on/ off

Radar sensors

The radar sensors are located in the bumpers.

Front center bumper.

Front center bumper.

Front side bumper.

Front side bumper.

Rear bumper.

Rear bumper.

Always keep the bumper in the area of the radar sensors clean and unobstructed.


The camera is installed near the interior mirror.

The camera is installed near the interior mirror.

Keep the windshield in front of the interior mirror clean and clear.

Functional requirements

  • Speed below 130 mph/210 km/h.
  • Sufficient lane width.
  • Above approx. 43 mph, 70 km/h: lane marking on both sides is detected.
  • Below approx. 43 mph, 70 km/h: lane marking on both sides or a vehicle driving ahead is detected.
  • Hands on the steering wheel rim.
  • Wide curves.
  • Drive in the center of the lane.
  • Turn signal switched off.
  • The sensor system calibration process is complete.


     Switching on/off

    Switching on Press the button on the steering wheel. Steering wheel symbol lights up gray. The system is on standby and does not manipulate steering. System activates automatically as soon as all f

     Displays in the instrument cluster

    Gray steering wheel symbol: The system is on standby. Green steering wheel symbol: The system is activated. Yellow steering wheel symbol and a signal sounds, if applicable: System interrupt

     System limits

    General information The system cannot be activated or meaningfully used in certain situations. Safety information Warning The system is designed to operate in certain conditions and circumstances. Due



    Front airbag, driver Front airbag, front passenger Head airbag Side airbag Knee airbag Front airbags Front airbags help protect the driver and the front passenger by responding to frontal impacts in which safety belts alone would not provide adequate protection. Side airbag In the event of a

     Buttons on the vehicle key

    Unlocking Locking Opening the trunk lid With automatic tailgate operation: opening the trunk lid Press and hold or press three times in quick succession: panic mode Press briefly: headlight courtesy delay feature Unlocking the vehicle Press the button on the vehicle key. Depending on th

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