Indicator and warning lamps Indicator and warning lamps

Indicator and warning lamps
Indicator and warning lamps
Indicator and warning lamps can light up in a
variety of combinations and colors. See the
table for information on causes and how to
react. Note whether a lamp comes on alone or in
combination with another. Some lamps can
light up in different colors. Corresponding distinctions are made in the text.
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Cause
What to do
Turn signals
High beams/headlamp flasher
switched on
Fog lamps switched on
Fasten safety belts
Fasten your safety belt, refer also to
page 43.
Indication in US models
Parking brake applied
Release the parking brake.
Indication in Canadian models
Parking brake applied
Release the parking brake.
Outside temperature warning
Drive cautiously, refer also to page 71.
Lights up briefly:
Approx. 2.1 US gallons/8 liters of fuel
remain in the tank
Remains on:
Remaining operating range is no more
than 30 miles/50 km, refer to page 72
Engine refuses to start
Depress the brake or clutch in order to
start the engine, refer to page 51.
Ignition switched on and driver's door
open
Switch off the ignition, refer to page 50,
or close the driver's door.
Parking lamps still on
Switch off the parking lamps, refer to
page 91.
Roadside parking lamps still on
Switch off the roadside parking lamps,
refer to page 93.
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Cause
What to do
Engine compartment lid open
Lights up in red:
Backrest of driver's seat or front
passenger seat not locked
Lock the backrest; otherwise, the safety
belt will not provide protection in the
event of an accident.
At a glance
Door open
Lights up in yellow:
Engage the seat backrest. Have it
checked by your nearest BMW center.
Lights up in red:
Roof activation system failure
Roof cannot be moved. If the retractable hardtop does not lock, contact
your nearest BMW center.
Roof activation system malfunctioning
Roof movement incomplete. Please
check if the roof is blocked, then press
or pull the switch again.
Controls
Seat backrest monitor malfunctioning
Roof drive overheated
Roof activation temporarily limited to
closing only.
Cargo area partition not in lowermost
position
Press down the cargo area partition
until it engages on both sides.
Vehicle not level, roof activation not
possible
Move the vehicle to a level surface.
Rollover protection system
malfunctioning
Have the rollover protection system
checked by your nearest BMW center.
Driving tips
Lights up in yellow:
Gas cap is open
Make sure that the gas cap is correctly
positioned and close it until it audibly
clicks. Do not jam the strap between the
gas cap and the vehicle.
Windshield washer fluid level too low
Add washer fluid as soon as possible,
refer to page 62.
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Trunk lid open
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Cause
What to do
Lights up in red:
Service due
Arrange a service appointment.
Check service requirements, refer to
page 76.
Lights up in yellow:
The engine will start the next time the
start/stop button is touched, possibly
without the brake or clutch being
depressed
Remote control malfunctioning or, in
cars with Comfort Access, not
detected
The engine cannot be started. Have the
remote control checked, if necessary.
Battery in remote control discharged
Use the remote control for a longer journey or, in cars with Comfort Access,
replace the battery.
Belt tensioners and/or airbag system
failed
Have the system checked immediately.
Active steering defective
You can continue your journey.
Steering characteristics are modified
and steering wheel could be off-center.
Steer carefully.
Have the system checked as soon as
possible.
Steering assistance failed
Markedly different steering response.
You can continue your journey, but
moderate your speed and exercise due
caution.
Have the system checked as soon as
possible.
Lights up:
Emergency Request system has failed
or is malfunctioning
Have the system checked as soon as
possible.
Lights up in red:
Engine malfunction
Stop the car and switch off the engine.
You cannot continue your journey.
Contact your BMW center.
Lights up in yellow:
Full engine power is no longer available
You can continue your journey, but
moderate your speed and exercise due
caution. Have the engine checked as
soon as possible.
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Cause
What to do
Indication in US models:
Engine malfunction under high load.
High engine load will result in damage
to the catalytic converter
You can continue your journey, but
moderate your speed and exercise due
caution. Have the vehicle checked without delay.
At a glance
Warning lamp flashes:
Warning lamp comes on:
Engine malfunction with adverse effect
on emissions
Have the car checked as soon as
possible.
Indication in Canadian models:
Engine malfunction under high load.
High engine load will result in damage
to the catalytic converter
You can continue your journey, but
moderate your speed and exercise due
caution. Have the vehicle checked without delay.
Warning lamp comes on:
Engine malfunction with adverse effect
on emissions
Controls
Warning lamp flashes:
Have the car checked as soon as possible.
Engine overheating
Carefully bring the car to a stop, switch
off the engine and allow it to cool down.
Do not open the hood; otherwise, there
is a risk of injury from scalding. Contact
your BMW center.
Lights up in yellow:
Engine too hot
Driving tips
Lights up in red:
Continue driving at more moderate
speed so that the engine can cool
down. Have the engine checked without delay if the situation reoccurs.
Battery is no longer being charged.
Alternator malfunction
Switch off all unnecessary electrical
consumers. Have the power supply
system checked without delay.
Lights up in yellow:
Battery charge level very low, battery
aged or not securely connected
Have the battery checked as soon as
possible.
Mobility
Lights up in red:
Indication in US models
Parking brake applied
Indication in Canadian models
Parking brake applied
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Indication in US models
Lights up in red:
Brake fluid level too low
Reduced braking effect, stop the car
carefully. Contact your BMW center.
Lights up in yellow:
Drive-off assistant has failed. The car
will not be held in place after the brake
is released
Have the system checked as soon
as possible.
Indication in Canadian models
Lights up in red:
Brake fluid level too low
Reduced braking effect, stop the car
carefully. Contact your BMW center.
Lights up in yellow:
Drive-off assistant has failed. The car
will not be held in place after the brake
is released
Have the system checked as soon
as possible.
Indication in US models
Brake pads worn
Have the condition of the brake pads
checked without delay.
Indication in Canadian models
Brake pads worn
Have the condition of the brake pads
checked without delay.
Lights up in red:
Have the system in question checked
without delay.
> Starter failed or
The engine cannot be restarted.
> Ignition malfunctioning. Engine
restart only possible when brake is
depressed or
Depress the brake to restart the engine.
> Lighting system failed. Low beams/
tail lamps and brake lamps still
operational. All other lamps failed
Lights up in yellow:
> Control of the brake lamps failed or
> fuel supply malfunctioning
You can continue your journey, but
moderate your speed and exercise due
caution. Have the system in question
checked without delay.
Flashing:
Dynamic Stability Control DSC or
Dynamic Traction Control DTC is
controlling drive and braking forces,
refer also to page 81
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Cause
What to do
Suspension control system failed,
refer also to page 80
Driving stability limited during
acceleration and cornering.
You can continue your journey, but
moderate your speed and exercise due
caution. Have the system checked as
soon as possible.
xDrive has failed, refer also to page 82
You can continue your journey. Drive
cautiously and think well ahead. Avoid
driving on rough tracks, full-throttle
operation and use of the transmission's
kickdown mode. Have the system
checked immediately.
xDrive and DSC have failed, refer also
to page 82
You can continue your journey. Drive
cautiously and think well ahead. Avoid
driving on rough tracks, full-throttle
operation and use of the transmission's
kickdown mode. Have the system
checked immediately.
Indication in US models
The driving stability control systems,
including ABS and the Tire Pressure
Monitor, have failed, refer also to
page 80
You can continue your journey.
Reduced braking and driving stability.
Drive at moderate speed, avoid sudden
braking if possible. Have the system
checked as soon as possible.
Controls
Driving stability limited during
acceleration and cornering.
Driving style must be readjusted.
Driving tips
Dynamic Stability Control DSC and
Dynamic Traction Control DTC
deactivated, refer also to page 81
At a glance
Dynamic Traction Control DTC
activated, refer also to page 81
Indication* in Canadian models
The driving stability control systems,
including ABS and the Flat Tire Monitor
or Tire Pressure Monitor*, have failed,
refer also to page 80
You can continue your journey.
Reduced braking and driving stability.
Drive at moderate speed, avoid sudden
braking if possible. Have the system
checked as soon as possible.
Indication* in Canadian models
The driving stability control systems,
including ABS and the Flat Tire Monitor
or Tire Pressure Monitor*, have failed,
refer also to page 80
Mobility
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You can continue your journey.
Reduced braking and driving stability.
Drive at moderate speed, avoid sudden
braking if possible. Have the system
checked as soon as possible.
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Cause
What to do
Indication in US models
The driving stability control systems,
including ABS, xDrive and the Flat Tire
Monitor, have failed
You can continue your journey.
Reduced braking and driving stability.
Drive at moderate speed, avoid sudden
braking if possible. Avoid driving on
rough tracks, full-throttle operation and
use of the transmission's kickdown
mode. Have the system checked
immediately.
Indication* in Canadian models
The driving stability control systems,
including ABS, xDrive and the Flat Tire
Monitor, have failed
You can continue your journey.
Reduced braking and driving stability.
Drive at moderate speed, avoid sudden
braking if possible. Avoid driving on
rough tracks, full-throttle operation and
use of the transmission's kickdown
mode. Have the system checked
immediately.
Indication* in Canadian models
The driving stability control systems,
including ABS, xDrive and the Flat Tire
Monitor, have failed
You can continue your journey.
Reduced braking and driving stability.
Drive at moderate speed, avoid sudden
braking if possible. Avoid driving on
rough tracks, full-throttle operation and
use of the transmission's kickdown
mode. Have the system checked
immediately.
Indication in US models
Vehicle electronics failed
You cannot continue your journey.
Contact your BMW center.
Indication* in Canadian models
Vehicle electronics failed
You cannot continue your journey.
Contact your BMW center.
Indication* in Canadian models
Vehicle electronics failed
You cannot continue your journey.
Contact your BMW center.
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Cause
What to do
Vehicles with Flat Tire Monitor*
> Tire is deflated
Carefully bring the car to a stop.
Comply with the additional information
starting on page 83.
> Flat Tire Monitor not initialized
Initialize Flat Tire Monitor, refer to
page 83.
At a glance
Light up in yellow and red:
Light up in yellow:
Flat Tire Monitor failed. Punctures are
not indicated
Have the system checked.
Vehicles with Tire Pressure Monitor*
There is a flat tire or substantial loss of
tire pressure
Carefully bring the car to a stop.
Comply with the additional information
starting on page 84.
Vehicles with Tire Pressure Monitor*
Controls
Light up in yellow and red:
Light up in yellow:
Check the inflation pressure and reset
the system, refer to page 85
The small lamp flashes in yellow and
then lights up continuously; the larger
lamp comes on in yellow:
> Tire Pressure Monitor has failed.
Punctures are not indicated
Have the system checked.
> A wheel without TPM electronics
has been mounted
Have the system checked.
Driving tips
Tire Pressure Monitor not initialized
> Interference from systems or
devices that use the same radio frequency. The system automatically
reactivates once it is outside of the
field of interference
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> Transmission limp-home program
active with restricted range of
gears, possibly with reduced acceleration.
You can continue your journey, but
moderate your speed and exercise due
caution. Have the system checked
without delay.
Gears can be engaged without
depressing the brake
Always depress the brake to engage a
gear.
Lights up in red:
Lights up in yellow:
> Transmission limp-home program
active with restricted range of gears
You can continue your journey, but
moderate your speed and exercise due
caution. Have the system checked
without delay.
> Automatic selector lever locked:
Selector lever locked in position P
with engine running or ignition
switched on and brake depressed
Overriding selector lever lock, refer to
page 55.
> Transmission position P malfunctioning:
Selector lever locked in position P
with engine running or ignition
switched on and brake depressed
Release parking lock, refer to page 58.
Have the system checked as soon as
possible.
> Brake signal malfunctioning: gear
can be engaged without depressing the brake
To engage a gear while the vehicle is at
a standstill, always step on the brake.
Before leaving the vehicle, engage P
and switch off the engine.
Lights up in red:
Transmission overheating
Bring the car to a stop and engage P.
Allow the transmission to cool down.
You can continue your journey, but
moderate your speed and exercise due
caution. Have the system checked if the
situation reoccurs.
Lights up in yellow:
Transmission too hot
Avoid high engine loads. You can continue your journey, but moderate your
speed and exercise due caution.
P is not engaged. Vehicle not prevented from rolling
Selector lever position P not engaged.
Ignition cannot be switched off
Engage selector lever position P when
you wish to switch off the ignition, refer
to page 50.
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What to do
Selector lever malfunctioning
You can continue your journey. Shift
again if necessary. Have the system
checked if the situation reoccurs.
Brake signal malfunctioning: gear can
be engaged without depressing the
brake
To engage a gear while the vehicle is at
a standstill, always step on the brake.
Switch off the engine before leaving the
vehicle. Have the system checked as
soon as possible.
Pinch protection system of the power
windows malfunctioning
Have the system checked.
Pinch protection system of the electric
glass roof malfunctioning
Have the system checked.
Controls
Cruise control deactivated:
At a glance
Cause
> Driving stability control systems are
active or
> parking brake is applied or
> the vehicle has not achieved a
speed of 20 mph or 30 km/h or
Cruise control system failed
You can continue your journey.
Have the system checked.
Active cruise control deactivated:
Keep a safe distance.
> Driving stability control systems are
active or
Driving tips
> engaged gear not suitable for the
speed being driven
> parking brake is applied or
> the vehicle has not achieved a
speed of 20 mph or 30 km/h or
> engaged gear not suitable for the
speed being driven or
> Radar sensor dirty
Clean the radar sensor, refer to
page 68.
Active cruise control failed
Keep a safe distance.
Have the system checked.
Park Distance Control failed
Have the system checked.
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Cause
What to do
> High-beam assistant inactive
Clean the sensor field on the front of
the interior rearview mirror, refer to
page 94.
> High-beam assistant malfunctioning
Have the system checked by your nearest BMW center.
> Sensitivity of the high-beam assistant has been changed
There is a risk that oncoming traffic may
be blinded. Have the system checked
by your nearest BMW center.
Bulb of exterior lighting system failed
Have the exterior lighting checked as
soon as possible.
Low-beam headlamp or fog lamp failed
Have the low beams checked as soon
as possible.
High-beam headlamp failed
Have the high-beam headlamps
checked.
Adaptive light control failed
Coolant level too low
Add coolant immediately, refer to
page 147.
Engine oil pressure too low
Stop immediately and switch off the
engine. You cannot continue your journey. Contact your BMW center.
Engine oil level too low
Add engine oil immediately; refer to
page 145 for more information.
Lights up in red:
Service appointment overdue
Arrange a service appointment.
Check service requirements, refer to
page 76.
Lights up in yellow:
Service due
Arrange a service appointment.
Check service requirements, refer to
page 76.
No service due
Check service requirements, refer to
page 76.
Time and date no longer correct
Set the time and date, refer to page 77.
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