BMW 5 Series: Setting - Parking brake - Driving - Controls - BMW 5 Series Owners ManualsBMW 5 Series: Setting

The LED lights up. Pull the switch.

The LED lights up.

red. The The indicator lamp lights up in red. The parking brake is set.

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the vehicle as required Set the parking brake and further secure the vehicle as required
Set the parking brake firmly when parking; otherwise, the vehicle could roll. On steep upward and downward inclines, further secure the vehicle, for example, by turning the steering wheel in the direction of the curb. ◀

While driving

Use while driving serves as an emergency braking function:

Pull the switch and hold it. The vehicle brakes hard while the button is being pulled.

red, a signal The indicator lamp lights up in red, a signal sounds and the brake lamps light up.

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If the vehicle is braked to a speed of approx.

2 mph/3 km/h, the parking brake remains set.

    The concept
    The parking brake is primarily intended to prevent the vehicle from rolling while parked; it brakes the rear wheels. ...

    Releasing
    With the ignition switched on: Manual transmission: Press the switch while the brake or clutch is pressed. Automatic transmission: Press the switch while the brake is pressed or transmission ...

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    Parking brake
    WARNING Engaging the parking brake while the vehicle is in motion can cause the rear wheels to lock up. You could lose control of the vehicle and cause an accident. In addition, the vehicle ...