BMW 5 Series: Protective action - Airbags - Safety - Controls - BMW 5 Series Owners ManualsBMW 5 Series: Protective action

Airbags are not triggered in every impact situation, e.g., in less severe accidents or rear-end collisions.

protective effect of the airbags Information on how to ensure the optimal
protective effect of the airbags ▷ Keep at a distance from the airbags.

▷ Always grasp the steering wheel on the steering wheel rim, holding your hands at the 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock positions, to keep the danger of injury to your hands or arms as low as possible if the airbag is triggered.

▷ There should be no people, animals, or objects between an airbag and a person.

▷ Do not use the cover of the front airbag on the front passenger side as a storage area.

▷ Keep the dashboard and window on the front passenger side clear, i.e., do not cover with adhesive labels or coverings, and do not attach holders such as for navigation instruments and mobile phones.

▷ Make sure that the front passenger is sitting correctly, i.e., keeps his or her feet and legs in the footwell; otherwise, leg injuries can occur if the front airbag is triggered.

▷ Do not place slip covers, seat cushions or other objects on the front passenger seat that are not approved specifically for seats with integrated side airbags.

▷ Do not hang pieces of clothing, such as jackets, over the backrests.

▷ Make sure that occupants keep their heads away from the side airbag and do not rest against the head airbag; otherwise, injuries can occur if the airbags are triggered.

▷ Do not remove the airbag restraint system.

▷ Do not remove the steering wheel.

▷ Do not apply adhesive materials to the airbag cover panels, cover them or modify them in any way.

▷ Never modify either the individual components or the wiring in the airbag system. This also applies to steering wheel covers, the dashboard, the seats, the roof pillars and the sides of the headliner.◀

Even when all instructions are followed closely, injury from contact with the airbags cannot be ruled out in certain situations.

The ignition and inflation noise may lead to short-term and, in most cases, temporary hearing impairment in sensitive individuals.

and after triggering of the airbags In the case of a malfunction, deactivation and after triggering of the airbags
Do not touch the individual components immediately after the system has been triggered; otherwise, there is the danger of burns.

Only have the airbags checked, repaired or dismantled and the airbag generator scrapped by your service center or a workshop that has the necessary authorization for handling explosives.

Non-professional attempts to service the system could lead to failure in an emergency or undesired triggering of the airbag, either of which could result in injury.◀

Warnings and information on the airbags are also found on the sun visors.

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