BMW 5 Series: Hot exhaust system - General driving notes - Things to remember when driving - Driving tips - BMW 5 Series Owners ManualsBMW 5 Series: Hot exhaust system

High temperatures are generated in the Hot exhaust system
High temperatures are generated in the exhaust system.

Do not remove the heat shields installed and never apply undercoating to them. When driving, standing at idle and while parking, take care to avoid possible contact between the hot exhaust system and any highly flammable materials such as hay, leaves, grass, etc. Such contact could lead to a fire, and with it the risk of serious personal injury as well as property damage.

Do not touch hot exhaust pipes; otherwise, there is the danger of getting burned.◀

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