BMW 5 Series Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 5 Series: System limits

General information

The system cannot be activated or meaningfully used in certain situations.

Safety information


The system is designed to operate in certain conditions and circumstances. Due to conditions or other factors, the system may not respond.

There may be a risk of accident or risk of damage to property. Actively intervene as warranted. Refer to the information in this Owner's Manual regarding the scope of the system's operation and limitations.

Hands on the steering wheel

The sensors cannot detect hand-steering wheel contact in the following situations:

  • Driving with gloves.
  • Protective covers on the steering wheel.

Narrow lanes

When driving within narrow lanes, the system cannot be activated or effectively used, for instance in the following situations:

  • In construction areas.
  • In rescue lanes.
  • Within city limits.


The following restrictions can occur under unfavorable weather or light conditions:

  • Poorer recognition of vehicles and lane markings.
  • Short-term interruptions for vehicles that are already recognized.

Examples of unfavorable weather or light conditions:

  • Wet conditions.
  • Snowfall.
  • Slush.
  • Fog.
  • Glare.

Drive attentively, and react to the current traffic situation. If necessary, intervene actively, for instance by braking, steering or evading.


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