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. " ...

    See also:

    Vehicle information display
     The vehicle information display The vehicle information display (1) is located on the bottom of the speedometer. It displays such items as: - cruise control system information. - Intell ...

    Sounding a panic alarm
    To activate the alarm, press the “PANIC” button once. The horn will sound and the turn signal lights will flash. To deactivate the panic alarm, press any button on the remote transmitter. If ...

    Using the brakes
    Avoid resting your foot on the brake pedal while driving. This will overheat the brakes, wear out the brake pads faster, and reduce gas mileage. To help reduce brake wear and to prevent the brakes ...