BMW 5 Series: Functional readiness of the airbag 
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the warning When the ignition is switch on, the warning lamp in the instrument cluster lights up briefly and thereby indicates the operational readiness of the entire airbag system and the belt tensioner.

Airbag system malfunctioning

▷ Warning lamp does not come on when the ignition is turned on.

▷ The warning lamp lights up continuously.

system checked immediately When there is a malfunction, have the airbag system checked immediately
When there is a malfunction, have the airbag system checked immediately; otherwise, there is a risk that the system does not function as expected in the event of an accident despite corresponding severity of the accident.◀

    Protective action
    Airbags are not triggered in every impact situation, e.g., in less severe accidents or rear-end collisions. Information on how to ensure the optimal protective effect of the airbags ▷ K ...

    Automatic deactivation of the front passenger airbags
    The system determines whether the front passenger seat is occupied by measuring the resistance of the human body. The front, knee, and side airbag on the front passenger side are activated or d ...

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