BMW 5 Series: System limits - Parking assistant - Driving comfort - Controls - BMW 5 Series Owners ManualsBMW 5 Series: System limits

Changes to the parking space after it was Changes to the parking space
Changes to the parking space after it was measured are not taken into account by the system.

Therefore, always be alert and ready to intervene; otherwise, there is the danger of an accident occurring.◀

Loads that extend beyond the perimeter Transporting loads
Loads that extend beyond the perimeter of the vehicle are not taken into account by the system during the parking procedure.

Therefore, always be alert and ready to intervene; otherwise, there is the danger of an accident occurring.◀

The parking assistant may steer the vehicle Curbs<> The parking assistant may steer the vehicle over or onto curbs.

Therefore, always be alert and ready to intervene; otherwise, the wheels, tires, or the vehicle may become damaged.◀

No parking assistance

The parking assistant does not provide assistance in parking.

▷ In tight curves.

Functional limitations

The system may not be fully functional in the following situations:

▷ When sensors are dirty or iced over.
▷ In heavy fog, rain or snowfall.
▷ On bumpy road surfaces such as gravel roads.
▷ When leaves or snow has collected in the parking space.

Limits of ultrasonic measurement

The detection of objects can reach the physical limits of ultrasonic measurement, e.g.:

▷ With tow bars and trailer hitches.
▷ With thin or wedge-shaped objects.
▷ With elevated, protruding objects such as ledges or cargo.
▷ With objects with corners and sharp edges.
▷ With objects with a fine surface structure, such as fences.

The parking assistant may identify parking spaces that are not suitable for parking.

    Malfunction
    A Check Control message is displayed. The parking assistant failed. Have the system checked. ...

    Ultrasound sensors
    The ultrasounds sensors used to measure parking spaces are located in the side turn signals. To ensure full operability: ▷ Keep the sensors clean and free of ice. ▷ When using high- ...

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    Additional Required Services
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