BMW 5 Series: Functional readiness of the airbag 
system - Airbags - Safety - Controls - BMW 5 Series Owners ManualsBMW 5 Series: Functional readiness of the airbag system

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 ...

    See also:

    Hill start assist
    Hill start assist helps you when pulling away forwards or in reverse on an uphill gradient. It holds the vehicle for a short time after you have removed your foot from the brake pedal. This give ...

    Dolly Towing from the Front (Front-Wheel Drive)
    Dolly Towing from the Front (Front-Wheel Drive) Vehicles with front-wheel drive can be dolly towed from the front. Use the following procedure to dolly tow the vehicle from the front: 1. At ...

    12-volt sockets
    12-volt socket in the front tunnel console The electrical sockets can be used for 12-volt accessories such as cell phone chargers and coolers. For the socket to supply current, the ignition must ...