BMW 5 Series: System limits - FTM Flat Tire Monitor - Safety - Controls - BMW 5 Series Owners ManualsBMW 5 Series: System limits

Sudden tire damage
Sudden serious tire damage caused by external influences cannot be indicated in advance.◀

A natural, even pressure loss in all four tires cannot be detected. Therefore, check the tire inflation pressure regularly.

The system could be delayed or malfunction in the following situations:

▷ When the system has not been initialized.
▷ When driving on a snowy or slippery road surface.
▷ Sporty driving style: slip in the drive wheels, high lateral acceleration.
▷ When driving with snow chains.

    Functional requirements
    The system must have been initialized when the tire inflation pressure was correct; otherwise, reliable signaling of a flat tire is not ensured. Initialize the system after each correction of th ...

    Status display
    The current status of the Flat Tire Monitor can be displayed on the Control Display, e.g., whether or not the FTM is active. 1. "Vehicle Info" 2. "Vehicle status" 3. " ...

    See also:

    Rear Vision Camera Location
    The camera is located above the license plate. The area displayed by the camera is limited. It does not display objects that are close to either corner or under the bumper and can vary de ...

    When the steering lock cannot be released
    The smart key system indicator light (green) will flash quickly. Check that the shift lever is set in P. Press the “ENGINE START STOP” switch while turning the steering wheel left and right. ...

    Cruise Control Light
    This light is white whenever the cruise control is set and turns green when the cruise control is active. The light goes out when the cruise control is turned off. See Cruise Control for mo ...