Driving a 2007-5 Series BMW is similar to driving any other vehicle. It is important to familiarize yourself with the controls and features of your BMW before driving it, and to follow all traffic laws and regulations to ensure the safety of yourself and others on the road.
Some specific tips for driving a 2007-5 Series BMW include:
- Make sure you are comfortable with the position of the pedals, steering wheel, and other controls before you begin driving.
- Adjust the seat and mirrors to your preference to ensure you have a clear view of the road.
- Familiarize yourself with the operation of the radio, climate control, and navigation system (if equipped).
- Use the turn signals to indicate your intentions to other drivers.
- Follow the speed limit and pay attention to traffic signs and signals.
- Leave plenty of space between your vehicle and the one in front of you to allow for sudden stops.
- Always wear your seatbelt and ensure that all passengers in your vehicle are also wearing seatbelts.
Inserting Remote Control Into Ignition Lock
Insert the remote control as far as possible into the ignition lock. Radio readiness switches on. Some electronic systems/consumers are ready for operation.
With comfort access, only insert the remote control into the ignition lock in exceptional cases.
Removing Remote Control From Ignition Lock
🚫 Do not pull the remote control out of the ignition lock using force, as otherwise damage may result 🚫
Before removing the remote control, first press it in as far as possible to release the locking
device. The ignition is switched off if it was still switched on.
Automatic And Sport Automatic Transmission
The remote control can only be removed when transmission position P is selected: interlock.
Pressing the Start/Stop button switches the radio readiness or the ignition on and off.
▶ The engine is started when you press the Start/Stop button and depress the clutch if the car has manual transmission or the brake if the car has automatic transmission ◀
Some electronic systems/consumers are ready for operation. The time and outside temperature are displayed in the instrument cluster.
Radio readiness is automatically switched off:
- When the remote control is removed fromthe ignition lock.
- With comfort access* by touching the sensitive surface on the door handle.
All electronic systems/consumers are ready for operation. The odometer and the trip odometer
are displayed in the instrument cluster.
▶ Please switch off the ignition and the electronic systems/consumers which are not required when the engine is not running to save the battery ◀
Radio Readiness And Ignition Switched Off
All indicator and warning lamps in the instrument cluster go out.
🚫Do not run the engine in closed rooms, otherwise the inhalation of toxic exhaust gases can cause unconsciousness and death. The exhaust gases contain carbon monoxide, an odorless and colorless, but highly toxic gas.
Never leave an unattended vehicle with the engine running, as such a vehicle represents a potential safety hazard. Before leaving the vehicle with the engine running, select the idling position, or engage the transmission position P and firmly apply the handbrake, otherwise the vehicle can begin to roll.🚫
🚫Avoid frequent starting in quick succession or repeated starting attempts in which the engine does not start. Otherwise, the fuel is not burned or inadequately burned and there is a danger of overheating and damaging the catalytic converter.🚫
🚫Do not allow the engine to warm up by leaving it running while the vehicle remains stationary.
Instead, begin to drive at a moderate engine speed.🚫
Remote control in ignition lock or with comfort access in vehicle.
1. Depress brake pedal.
2. Depress the clutch pedal and select the idling position.
3. Press the Start/Stop button.
Automatic And Sport Automatic Transmission*
Remote control in ignition lock or with comfort access in vehicle.
1. Depress brake pedal.
2. Press the Start/Stop button.
Switching Off Engine
▶When leaving the vehicle, always take the remote control with you. When parking, firmly apply the handbrake, as otherwise the vehicle could roll.◀
1. Press the Start/Stop button with the vehicle stopped.
2. Shift into first gear or reverse.
3. Firmly apply the handbrake.
4. Remove the remote control from the ignition lock.
Automatic And Sport Automatic Transmission*
1. Engage transmission position P with the vehicle stopped.
2. Press the Start/Stop button.
3. Firmly apply the handbrake.
4. Remove the remote control from the ignition lock.
Before Driving Into A Car Wash
The vehicle can roll if you proceed according to the following steps:
1. With comfort access: insert the remote control into the ignition lock.
2. Depress brake pedal.
3. Engage transmission position N.
4. Switch off the engine.
Transmission position P will be engaged:
- Automatically after approx. 30 minutes.
- If you remove the remote control from the ignition lock
The handbrake is primarily intended to prevent the vehicle from rolling while parked; it brakes the rear wheels.
The indicator lamp lights up, and a signal also sounds when starting off. The handbrake is applied. Indicator lamp for Canadian models.
The lever locks in position automatically.
Pull slightly upwards, press the button and lower the lever.
▶If exceptional circumstances should make it necessary to apply the handbrake while the vehicle is in motion, do not pull it too firmly. In doing so, continuously press the button of the handbrake lever. Otherwise, too firman application of the handbrake can lock up the rear wheels and cause the rear of the car to swerve.◀
▶To prevent corrosion and one-sided braking action, occasionally apply the handbrake lightly when the vehicle is slowly coming to a stop if the traffic conditions are suitable. The brake lamps do not light up when the handbrake is applied.◀
▶While shifting in the 5th/6th gear lane, press the gearshift lever toward the right, otherwise accidental shifting into the 3rd or 4th gear could result in engine damage.◀
Select only when the vehicle is stationary. When pressing the gearshift lever to the left, overcome some resistance.
Automatic Transmission With Steptronic*
In addition to fully automatic operation, you can also manually shift with the Steptronic.
P R N D M/S + –
Displays In Instrument Cluster
P R N D DS S1* to S6* M1 to M6
The transmission position is indicated, and in the manual mode, the gear currently engaged.
Engaging Transmission Position
- Do not leave the transmission position P until the engine is running: interlock.
- With the vehicle stationary, depress the brake pedal before shifting out of P or N; otherwise the shift command will not be executed: shiftlock.
▶To prevent the vehicle from creeping after you select a driving position, maintain pressure on the brake pedal until you are ready to start.◀
Engaging N, D, R
Briefly press the selector lever in the desired direction, beyond a resistance point if necessary. Press button 1 simultaneously out of P or into R.
The engaged transmission position is also displayed on the selector lever. The selector lever immediately returns to the center position when released.
Press button P.
Select only when the vehicle is stationary.
Select only when the vehicle is stationary. The rear wheels are locked.
P is engaged automatically as soon as you switch off the engine unless N is engaged and with comfort access the remote control is inserted in the ignition lock.
Can, for example, be engaged in automatic car washes. The vehicle can roll.
▶N remains engaged even after the engine is switched off whenever you leave the remote control in the ignition lock. This function is useful, for example, in automatic car washes◀
D Drive, Automatic Position
Position for normal vehicle operation. All forward gears are available.
Kick-down enables you to achieve maximum performance. Press the accelerator pedal beyond the fullthrottle resistance point.
Sport Program And Manual Mode M/S
Move selector lever from transmission position D toward the left into the M/S shifting slot: The sport program is activated, and DS is displayed in the instrument cluster; with the sport automatic transmission* also S1 to S6. This position is recommended for a performanceoriented driving style.
When the selector lever is pressed forward or back, the manual mode is activated and the Steptronic shifts the gear. The instrument cluster shows M1 through M6.
Upshifts and downshifts are only carried out at a suitable engine and vehicle speed, e.g. a downshift is not carried out at excessively high engine speeds. The selected gear is briefly displayed in the instrument cluster, followed by the current gear.
To use the automatic function again, move the selector lever to the right into position D.
Manually Unlocking And Locking Transmission Lock
In case of a power failure, e.g. when the battery is drained or disconnected, or an electrical fault, manually release the transmission lock, as otherwise the rear wheels are blocked and the vehicle cannot be towed.
Only manually release the transmission lock fortowing and firmly apply the handbrake beforehand so that the vehicle cannot roll. Reengage the transmission lock after parking the vehicle at its destination.
1. Reach into the trim-piece opening, arrow 1, and firmly pull the trim piece upward,
2. Remove the cover using the integrated key.
3. Inset a screwdriver from the onboard tool kit. Pull the screwdriver toward the rear until it is heard to engage, arrow 2, and leave itinserted in the opening. The transmission lock is released.
Releasing On Sport Automatic Transmission*
1. Unclip the sleeve of the selector lever.
2. Pull the sleeve over the selector lever.
3. Reach into the trim-piece opening, arrow 1, and firmly pull the trim piece upward,arrow 2.
4. Remove the cover using the integrated key.
5. Inset a screwdriver from the onboard tool kit, into the opening, arrow 1.
6. Pull the screwdriver toward the rear until it is heard to engage, arrow 2, and leave it
inserted in the opening. The transmission lock is released.
1. Pull out the screwdriver upward. The transmission lock is locked again.
2. Reinstall the cover and the trim piece.
3. Reinstall the trim piece.
Sport Automatic Transmission*
You can also shift manually with two shift paddles on the steering wheel. You can also choose between two driving programs: Normal or Sport, refer to Dynamic Driving Control.
Shift Paddles On Steering Wheel
The shift paddles allow you to shift gears quickly, as both hands can remain on the steering wheel.
- When you use the shift paddles on thesteering wheel to shift gears in automatic mode, the gearshift system switches into the manual mode.
- If you do not shift with the shift paddles and do not accelerate for a certain time, the system switches into the automatic mode again when the selector lever is in D.
- To shift up: pull one of the shift paddles.
- To shift down: press one of the shift paddles.
Dynamic Driving Control
The Dynamic Driving Control makes it possible for your BMW to react in an even more performance-oriented manner at the push of a button:
- The speed range of the engine is optimallyutilized.
- Gearshifts are faster.
- The engine responds more spontaneouslyto accelerator pedal movements.
- The steering responds more spontaneouslyto steering wheel movements.
- In the automatic mode, the 6th gear is not engaged.
Press the SPORT button.The LED in the button lights up and SPORT is displayed in the instrument cluster.
- Press the SPORT button again
- Engage reverse gear
- Switch off engine
The LED in the button and SPORT in the instrument cluster go out.
Turn Signals/Headlamp Flasher
1. High beams
2. Headlamp flasher
3. Turn signals
Using Turn Signals
Press the lever beyond the resistance point. To turn off manually, press the lever to the resistance point.
▶Atypically rapid flashing of the indicator lamp indicates that a turn signal bulb needs to be replaced.◀
Press lever to resistance point and hold for as long as you wish to signal.
Triple Turn Signal Activation
Press the lever to the resistance point; the turn signal flashes three times. You can activate or deactivate this function.
1. Open the start menu.
2. Press the controller to open the I menu.
3. Select “Settings” and press the controller.
4. Select “Vehicle / Tires” and press the controller.
5. Change to upper field if necessary. Turn the controller until “Lighting” is selected and press the controller.
6. Select “Triple turn signal” and press the controller.
Triple turn signaling is activated. The setting is stored for the remote control currently in use.
1. Switching on wipers
2. Switching off wipers or brief wipe
3. Activating/deactivating rain sensor
4. Cleaning windshield, headlamps and BMW Night Vision camera*
5. Adjusting rain sensor sensitivity level
Switching On Wipers
Pull the lever upward, arrow 1.The lever automatically returns to its initial position when released.
Normal Wiper Speed
Press once. The system reverts to operation in the intermittent mode when the vehicle is stationary.
Fast Wiper Speed
Press twice or press beyond the resistance point.The system reverts to normal speed when the vehicle is stationary.
The wiper operation is controlled automatically as a function of the rain intensity. The rain sensor is located on the windshield, directly in front of the interior rearview mirror.
Activating Rain Sensor
Press the button, arrow 3. The LED in the button lights up.
Adjusting Rain Sensor Sensitivity Level
Turn the knurled wheel 5.
Deactivating Rain Sensor
Press the button again, arrow 3. The LED goes out.
▶Deactivate the rain sensor when passing through an automatic car wash. Failure to do so could result in damage caused by undesired wiper activation.◀
Cleaning Windshield, Headlamps* And BMW Night Vision Camera*
Pull the lever, arrow 4.The system sprays washer fluid against the windshield and activates the wipers for a brief period.
With the vehicle lighting switched on, the headlamps and the BMW Night Vision camera are also cleaned simultaneously at suitable intervals.
▶Do not use the washing mechanisms if there is any danger that the fluid will freeze on the windshield. If you do so, your vision could be obscured. To avoid freezing,use a washer fluid antifreeze, refer to Washer fluid. Do not use washing mechanisms when the washer fluid reservoir is empty, otherwise you will damage the washer pump.◀
Windshield Washer Nozzles
Both windshield washer nozzles are automatically heated with the engine running or the ignition switched on.
Sports Wagon: Rear Window Wiper
1. Intermittent mode. When reverse gear is engaged, continuous operation is switched on automatically.
2. Cleaning the rear window.
🚫Do not use washing mechanisms when the washer fluid reservoir is empty, otherwise you will damage the washer pump.🚫
▶Washer fluid antifreeze is flammable.Always keep it well away from sparks and open flames, and store it in tightly closed containers well out of the reach of children. Always observe the instructions for use provided on the containers.◀
Filler Neck For Washer Fluid
🚫Only add washer fluid with the engine cooled down to exclude contact with hot engine components. Otherwise there is a danger of fire and to personal safety if the fluid is spilled.🚫
All washer nozzles are supplied from one reservoir. Fill with water and – if required – with a washer antifreeze, according to manufacturer’s recommendations.
▶In order to maintain the mixture ratio, mix the washer fluid before filling.◀
Approx. 3.2 US quarts/3 liters, with headlamp washer system* approx. 5.3 US quarts/5 iters. Sports Wagon: approx. 5.3 US quarts/5 liters.
The cruise control is available for use at speeds of approx. 20 mph/30 km/h and higher. The vehicle stores and maintains the speed that you set using the lever mounted on the steering column.
To maintain the specified speed, the system brakes if the engine braking effect is not sufficient on a downhill grade. Speed can drop on uphill grades if the engine output is insufficient.
🚫Do not use the cruise control under driving conditions that do not permit a constant speed, e.g. when driving on winding roads, in heavy traffic or in poor road conditions such as snow, rain, ice, and loose road surface.Otherwise you could loose control of the vehicle and cause an accident.🚫
One Lever For All Functions
- Maintaining, storing and increasing speed.
- Maintaining speed, storing speed, and decelerating.
- Interrupting and deactivating system.
- Resuming stored speed.
Maintaining, Storing And Increasing Speed
Press lever to resistance point, arrow 1: The speed currently being driven is maintained and stored. The display 1 in the speedometer, see below, indicates this regulated speed. Every time you press the lever, the vehicle’s speed increases by roughly 1 mph/1 km/h.
Press lever to resistance point for a longer time: The vehicle accelerates without pressure on the accelerator pedal. The system maintains and stores your current speed as soon as you release the lever.
Maintaining Speed, Storing Speed, And Decelerating
Pull the lever, arrow 2:Functions are the same as 1, only the vehicle speed is reduced.
Press the lever up or down, arrow 3: the display 1 in the speedometer changes color. In addition, the system is automatically interrupted:
- When braking.
- When you clutch, shift very slowly and when you engage the idling or the N position of the automatic transmission.
- When DTC is activated or DSC is deactivated
- When the DSC comes on
- When you brake with the handbrake
Resuming Stored Speed
Press button 4:
The stored speed is resumed and maintained.
- Press the lever up or down twice, arrow 3
- Switch off the ignition
The speed stored in the memory is deleted.
1. Stored speed
2. Selected speed is displayed briefly
Active Cruise Control*
With active cruise control you can select adesired speed which is then automatically maintained when driving on open roadways andis varied to maintain a selected distance setting to slower moving vehicles ahead.
Active cruise control represents a technological advance over the familiar cruise control and is a welcome relief from the constant adjustment of speed that can accompany driving in traffic on freeways or other high-speed thoroughfares.
Especially on longer trips and in traffic congestion, the system can reduce fatigue and tension, while increasing your enjoyment of driving. Please use it safely and responsibly.
In addition to holding a steady cruising speed, if you encounter slower vehicles ahead, active cruise control will, within limits, adjust your vehicle’s speed automatically so that you can flow with the traffic without having to make constant adjustments. If, for example, while cruising at the selected speed, you begin to approach a slower vehicle ahead of you in the same lane, the system will reduce your vehicle’s speed to the same as that of the vehicle ahead to maintain your selected distance setting.
You can vary the following distance, which will vary with speed. Based on your selected distance setting, the system automatically decreases the throttle setting and lightly applies the brakes if necessary. In addition, if the vehicle ahead of you slows to a complete stop, the system can follow this action within the given scope and can also accelerate from a complete stop if the vehicle ahead of you drives off again shortly thereafter. During braking, your vehicle brake lamps will automatically illuminate to alert a following driver to take action.
In addition, it may be necessary for your vehicle to downshift the automatic transmission to maintain the distance setting selected. As soon as the road in front of you has no moving vehicles, the system will accelerate to your desired speed. This set speed is also maintained on downhill grades, however the vehicle speed can drop below the set speed when driving uphill if the engine output is not sufficient.
▶Active cruise control cannot detect stop signs, red lights, or any object that is stopped or is blocking the road. Active cruise control is not and must not be used as acollision avoidance/warning system. Since this active cruise control system is a new technology and operates differently from conventional cruise control systems which you may be accustomed, it is necessary that you read all of the pages relating to this system before use.
of the pages relating to this system before use. Carefully read and observe the information on the system limitations beginning on to obtain a good command of the system and its range of applications.◀
Brake Pedal Feel
When the system brakes and you also depress the brake pedal, a somewhat different braking feel results.
Professional* Navigation System
If a navigation DVD is in the drive within limits the system adjusts the accelerating and braking behavior of the vehicle to the road you are driving on.
▶To ensure that the system is informed of the current course of the road, always use the latest navigation DVD if possible.◀
When the vehicle position is unknown, e.g. when you leave the map area, this influence of the navigation system is not available.
Please try the system first during sparse traffic and clear road conditions so that you can get used to the system. After you have experience and understand the system, only then use it during normal traffic.
As with conventional cruise control systems, active cruise control in no way reduces or substitutes for the driver’s own personal experience, responsibility, alertness and awareness in adjusting speed, braking or otherwise controlling the vehicle.
The driver should decide when to use the system on the basis of road, traffic, visibility, and weather conditions. Active cruise control is intended for use on highway-type roadways where traffic is moving relatively smoothly as well as in slow-moving traffic congestion.
Do not use the system in city driving; in complex driving situations; heavy traffic such as during rush hour; on curvy, winding roads, slippery roads or roads with sharp curves such as highway off-ramps; during inclement weather such as snow, strong rain or fog; or when entering interchanges, service/parking areas or toll booths.
It is also important to regulate your vehicle’s speed and distance setting within applicable legal limits. Always be ready to take action or apply the brakes if necessary, especially when the system is actively following a vehicle in front of you. Otherwise, driving conditions can result which lead to a violation of the law or elevated risk of an accident.
The minimum initial activation speed is 20 mph/30 km/h, and the maximum speed is 110 mph/180 km/h. However, you can also activate the system while stopped, refer to While stopped.
One Lever For All Functions
1. Storing and increasing desired speed
2. Storing and reducing desired speed
3. Interrupting or deactivating system
4. Activating stored desired speed and distance or driving off, refer to While stopped
5. Selecting distance to vehicle driving ahead
Storing Current Speed
Tap the lever, arrow 1, or briefly pull it, arrow 2.
The system stores the current vehicle speed. It is indicated on the speedometer and briefly in
the instrument cluster.
Increasing Desired Speed
Press or tap the lever to the resistance point or beyond, arrow 1, until the desired speed is displayed. The speed then displayed is stored and achieved on a clear road.
- Each time the lever is tapped to the resistance point, the desired speed is increased by approx. 1 mph/1 km/h.
- Each time the lever is tapped beyond theresistance point, the desired speed increases to the next fives place of the mph speedometer display or the next tens place of the km/h speedometer display.
- Briefly press rocker switch downward: Increase distance.
- Briefly press rocker switch upward:Reduce distance.
The selected distance is displayed in the instrument cluster.
🚫Use good judgment to select the appropriate following distance, given road conditions,traffic, applicable laws and State driving recommendations for safe following distance.Otherwise, a violation of the law or risk of an accident could result.🚫
Interrupting cruise control
Press the lever upward or downward, and with the vehicle stopped also depress the brake
pedal. The marking in the speedometer changes color and the distance indicator goes out.
In addition, the system is automatically interrupted:
- when you apply the vehicle brakes
- when you shift the transmission
- when DTC is activated or DSC is deactivated
- when DSC comes on
- when you apply the handbrake
- when you release the safety belt and open the driver’s door with the vehicle stopped
- when the system does not recognize any objects for an extended period of time, e.g. on infrequently traveled roads without a shoulder or guard rails, or if the radar sensor is covered with dirt
▶If the system is interrupted, then it is necessary for the driver to actively intervene by braking and steering. Otherwise, there is a risk of an accident.◀
Resuming Stored Desired Speed And Distance
Press button 4. The displays appear in the instrument cluster.
🚫Before leaving the vehicle with the engine running, engage position P of the automatic transmission and apply the handbrake. Otherwise the vehicle can roll.🚫
- If the vehicle in front of you drives off while the marking 1 for the desired speed in the speedometer is green, your vehicle will accelerate without you having to do anything.
- If the vehicle in front of you drives off whilethe marking 1 is orange, you briefly depress the accelerator pedal or press button 4. Rolling bars in the distance indicator 3 mean that the vehicle in front of you has driven off.
If you are stopped behind a vehicle with the brake pedal depressed and the system is interrupted or deactivated:
1. Press button 4 to activate a stored desired speed or select a desired speed with the lever, arrow 1 or arrow 2.
2. Release the brake pedal.
3. If the vehicle in front of you drives off, briefly depress the accelerator pedal or press
- Press the lever upward or downward twice while driving.
- When stopped, do the same with the brake pedal depressed.
- Switch off the ignition.
The displays turn off, and the stored desired speed and distance are deleted.
Displays In Instrument Cluster
1. Stored desired speed
- Green: the system is active.
- Orange: the system is interrupted.
2. Lights up yellow: vehicle detected ahead Display also used for warnings, please read all information on warnings.
3. Selected distance to vehicle ahead The indicator lights up as soon as the system isactivated The bars roll: the vehicle in front of you has driven off
4. Brief display of stored desired speed
▶If the display — mph/— km/h appears briefly, the conditions necessary for operation may currently not be met.◀
1. Long-range sensor
2. Location of the short-range sensors behind the bumper
3. Location of the short-range sensors behind the bumper with the M sports package*
Heavy rain and also dirt, snow or ice can limit the detection of vehicles ahead. If needed, clean the radar sensor under the front bumper as well as the bumper area covering the short range sensors. When doing so, be particularly careful in removing layers of snow and ice. Do not apply adhesive labels etc. in the area of the short-range sensors.
▶As with conventional cruise control systems, active cruise control in no way diminishes or substitutes for the driver’s own personal responsibility, alertness and awareness in adjusting speed, braking or otherwise controlling the vehicle.
The driver should decide when to use the system on the basis of road, traffic, visibility, and weather conditions. Active cruise control is intended for use on highway-type roadways where traffic is moving relatively smoothly.
Do not use this system in city driving; in complex driving situations; on curvy, winding roads, slippery roads or roads with sharp curves such as highway off-ramps; during inclement weather such as snow, strong rain or fog; or when entering interchanges, service/parking areas or toll booths.
It is also important to regulate your vehicle’s speed and distance setting within applicable legal limits. Always be ready to take action or apply the brakes if necessary, especially when the system is actively following a vehicle in front of you.◀
▶Always remember that the range and ability of the system do have physical limitations. For example, vehicles driving ahead, which suddenly brake heavily in stop-and-go traffic during acceleration, may no longer be detected.
It will not apply the brakes or decelerate your vehicle when there is a very slow-moving vehicle, stopped vehicle or stationary object ahead of you, for example when approaching a traffic light or a parked vehicle or when a vehicle is stalled in your lane.
Also, the system does not react to oncoming traffic, pedestrians or other types of potential traffic such as a rider on a horseback. It is also possible that the system may not detect smaller moving objects such as motorcycles or bicycles.
Be especially alert when encountering any of these situations as the system will neither automatically brake, nor provide a warning to you. Also, be aware that every decrease in the distance setting allows your vehicle to come closer to a vehicle in front of you and requires a heightened amount of alertness.◀
The system cannot allow the vehicle to drive off automatically in situations that make driving off considerably more difficult, e.g. on steep uphill grades, with a heavy trailer or before raised areas in the road.
Near radio astronomy stations, the system radar is deactivated at speeds under 20 mph/ 30 km/h due to legal regulations.
🚫Be certain to interrupt the system when you pull into an exit lane for a highway offramp.🚫
Also, vehicles traveling in a staggered manner on a highway may cause a delay in the system’s reaction to a vehicle in front of you or may cause the system to react to a vehicle actually in the lane next to you. Always be ready to take action or apply the brakes if necessary.
▶In addition, the system is interrupted whenever the driver applies the vehicle brakes, shifts the transmission from drive/D to neutral/N, or deactivates DSC. After any interruption, the system will no longer automatically activate the vehicle brakes, which means the driver must intervene and resume manual braking. You should then reactivate the system only when you are fully aware of the prior speed and distance settings.◀
Active cruise control may brake when you reduce the stored desired speed; however, the driver must constantly monitor traffic and intervene if necessary. When you switch off the engine or ignition, active cruise control is fully switched off, too, and any settings you have selected are canceled.
Unexpected Lane Change
If a vehicle in front of you is behind a stopped vehicle and unexpectedly changes lanes, you must react yourself, as the system does not react to stopped vehicles.
When a vehicle swerves out of adjacent lanes into your lane, the system does not detect the
vehicle until it is completely in your lane.
When a vehicle ahead suddenly swerves into your lane, the system may not be able to restore the selected distance automatically. This also applies to great differences in speed between your vehicle and vehicles ahead, e.g.
When quickly approaching a truck. Once the system has established that a vehicle is indeed in front of you, it will indicate that you must brake and/or maneuver the vehicle yourself. Take action yourself, otherwise there is a risk of an accident.
Behavior In Curves
If the selected desired speed for a curve is too high, the system reduces the speed within a curve. However, it cannot detect curves in advance. Therefore, select a suitable speed at the start of a curve.
Because of the limited range of the system, it is possible that in curves or on the peaks and valleys of hilly roads, a vehicle ahead may be recognized late, or not at all. Therefore, it is up to the driver to select a speed that is prudent in view of the curves and terrain of the roadway.
In approaching a curve, it is possible that active cruise control might react briefly to a vehicle in the adjacent lane. In addition, the system can sense if your vehicle is in a curve and may not accelerate. If your vehicle decelerates in either case, you can choose to overcome the deceleration by briefly pressing the accelerator pedal.
Driver Interventions And Your Responsibility
▶Any time the driver presses down on the accelerator pedal, any automatic braking action by the system is interrupted and the distance indicator goes out until the pedal is fully released. As soon as you release the accelerator pedal fully the system again controls your cruising speed and distance setting.
While driving with the system activated, resting your foot on the accelerator pedal will cause the system not to brake even if necessary. Be certain that floormats or other objects on the vehicle floor do not interfere with movement of the accelerator pedal.◀
▶While active cruise control is capable of braking your vehicle automatically when you approach a slower vehicle ahead, it is important to be aware that the ability of the system to apply the brakes is also limited, e.g. when you reduce your desired speed sharply. It uses only a portion of braking system capacity and does not utilize the full capacity of the vehicle braking system.
Therefore, the system cannot decrease your speed due to large differences in speed between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead. Example: when you approach a vehicle traveling at a much lower speed than your own speed such as approaching a toll booth or when a much slower vehicle cuts in
front of you at close range.◀