BMW 5 Series: System limits - Lane departure warning - Safety - Controls - BMW 5 Series Owners ManualsBMW 5 Series: System limits

The system cannot serve as a substitute Personal responsibility
The system cannot serve as a substitute for the driver's personal judgment of the course of the road and the traffic situation.

In the event of a warning, do not jerk the steering wheel, as you may lose control of the vehicle.◀ The system may not be fully functional in the following situations:

▷ In heavy fog, rain or snowfall.
▷ In the event of worn, poorly visible, merging, diverging, or multiple lane markings such as in construction areas.
▷ When lane markings are covered in snow, ice, dirt or water.
▷ In tight curves or on narrow lanes.
▷ When the lane markings are covered by objects.
▷ When driving very close to the vehicle in front of you.
▷ When driving toward bright lights.
▷ When the windshield in front of the interior rearview mirror is fogged over, dirty or covered with stickers, etc.

    Issued warning
    If you leave the lane and if a lane marking has been detected, the steering wheel begins vibrating. If the turn signal is set before changing the lane, a warning is not issued. End of warning T ...

    Malfunctions
    Steering wheel vibration Frequent activation of the steering wheel vibration causes the system to overheat. This causes the lane departure warning to become deactivated. Let the system cool and ...

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    Change Engine Oil
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