BMW 7 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 7 Series: Indicator/warning lights

Concept

Indicator/warning lights in the instrument cluster display the status of some functions in the vehicle and indicate when a malfunction is present in the monitored systems.

General information

The indicator/warning lights can light up in a variety of combinations and colors.

Several of the lights are checked for proper functioning and light up temporarily when drive-ready state is switched on.

Red lights

Safety belt reminder

Indicator light flashes or is
illuminated: safety belt on the driver or passenger side is not buckled. The safety belt reminder can also be activated if objects are placed on the front passenger seat.

Make sure that the safety belts are positioned correctly.

Airbag system

Airbag system and belt tensioner
may not be working.

Have the vehicle checked immediately by a dealer's service center or another qualified service center or repair shop.

Parking brake

The parking brake is set.


Additional information: For releasing the parking brake

Brake system

Braking system impaired.
Continue to drive moderately.

Have the vehicle checked immediately by a dealer's service center or another qualified service center or repair shop.

Front collision mitigation

The indicator light is
illuminated: prewarning.

Brake and increase distance.

Indicator light flashes and an acoustic signal sounds: acute warning. Brake and make an evasive maneuver, if necessary.

Additional information: Front collision mitigation

Intersection collision warning

The indicator light is
illuminated: risk of collision with crossing vehicle.

Indicator light is illuminated:
risk of collision with vehicle without detectable direction of travel or prewarning for vehicles that cross own direction of travel.

Intervene yourself, for instance by braking.

Indicator light flashes and an acoustic signal sounds: acute warning when vehicles cross own direction of travel.

Brake and make an evasive maneuver, if necessary.

Additional information: Intersection collision warning

Person warning with City braking function

Indicator light flashes and an
acoustic signal sounds: imminent collision with a detected person or a cyclist.

Intervene immediately by braking or make an evasive maneuver.

Additional information: Person warning with City braking function

Night Vision with pedestrian and animal detection

An infrared camera scans the
area in front of the vehicle and issues a warning if it detects pedestrians and animals on the street.

The indicator light is illuminated: prewarning.

Brake and make an evasive maneuver, if necessary.

Indicator light flashes and an acoustic signal sounds: acute warning. Immediate braking or evading maneuver.

Additional information: Night Vision with pedestrian and animal detection

Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function

Indicator light flashes and an
acoustic signal sounds: braking and evading.

Additional information: Active Cruise Control with Stop&Go function

Steering and traffic jam assistant

Indicator light flashes and an
acoustic signal sounds: the system will be switched off.

Additional information: Steering and Lane Control Assistant

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