BMW 5 Series: Tow-starting and towing - Breakdown assistance - Mobility - BMW 5 Series Owners ManualsBMW 5 Series: Tow-starting and towing

Jump starting
Notes If the battery is discharged, an engine can be started using the battery of another vehicle and two jumper cables. Only use jumper cables with fully insulated clamp handles. To prevent p ...

Automatic transmission: transporting your vehicle
Note Your vehicle is not permitted to be towed. Therefore, contact a service center in the event of a breakdown. Do not have the vehicle towed Have your vehicle transported on a loading platf ...

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Setting
Pull the switch. The LED lights up. The indicator lamp lights up in red. The parking brake is set. Lower lamp: indicator lamp in Canadian models Set the parking brake and further secur ...

ETS/4ETS (Electronic Traction System)
WARNING Observe "Important safety notes" Traction control is part of ESPВ®. Traction control brakes the drive wheels individually if they spin. This enables you to pull away and a ...

Steering, Suspension, and Chassis Components
Visually inspect front and rear suspension and steering system for damaged, loose, or missing parts or signs of wear. Inspect power steering lines and hoses for proper hook-up, binding, leak ...