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. " ...

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    Ignition Positions (Key Access)
    Ignition Positions (Key Access) The ignition switch has four different positions. Notice: Using a tool to force the key to turn in the ignition could cause damage to the switch or break t ...

    Floor Mats
    The driver’s and right rear passenger’s floor mats that came with your vehicle hook over the floor mat anchors. This keeps the floor mats from sliding forward and possibly interfering ...

    Cleaning the Display
    Notice: Using abrasive cleaners when cleaning glass surfaces could scratch the glass. Use only a soft cloth and do not spray cleaner directly on the system as it could affect the mechanical ...