BMW 5 Series: The concept - FTM Flat Tire Monitor - Safety - Controls - BMW 5 Series Owners ManualsBMW 5 Series: The concept

The system does not measure the actual inflation pressure in the tires.

It detects a pressure loss in a tire by comparing the rotational speeds of the individual wheels while moving.

In the event of a pressure loss, the diameter and therefore the rotational speed of the corresponding wheel change. This is detected and reported as a flat tire.

    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 ...

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    Normal maintenance schedule
    Engine control system Chassis and body Chassis and body Chart symbols: I - Inspect these items and their related parts. If necessary, correct, clean, refill, adjust or replace. R - Replace ...

    Context help - Owner's Manual to the temporarily selected function
    The relevant information can be opened directly. Opening during operation via iDrive To move directly from the application on the Control Display to the options menu: 1. Press the button or mo ...