BMW X5 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW X5: Rear seats

Second row of seats

General information

The seats of the second row of seats can be adjusted forward and backward including the backrest tilt.

The backrest tilt for the center section is adjusted together with the left rear seat backrest.

Safety information

Warning

There is a risk of jamming when moving the seats. There is a risk of injury or risk of damage to property. Make sure that the area of movement of the seat is clear prior to any adjustment.

Warning

There is a risk of jamming when folding down the center armrest in the rear. There is a risk of injury. Make sure that the area of movement of the center armrest is clear during folding down.

Warning

When folding back the second row of seats, there is a danger of jamming. There is a risk of injury or risk of damage to property. Make sure that the area of movement of the second row of seats is clear prior to folding down.

Warning

Seats in the second row of seats are not locked when they are folded down and they can move.

There is a risk of injury and risk of damage to property. Only fold the seats in the second row down while loading. When driving without a load, fold back and lock the seats in the second row before driving away.

Overview

Seats, mirrors and steering wheel

  1. Resetting to standard position
  2. Longitudinal direction
  3. Backrest tilt

Resetting to standard position

Seats, mirrors and steering wheel

Press the button to reset to standard position.

The process is canceled if the button is pressed again.

Longitudinal direction

Seats, mirrors and steering wheel

Press switch forward or backward.

Backrest tilt

Seats, mirrors and steering wheel

Tilt switch forward or backward.

Access to the third row of seats

Safety information

Warning

If a rear seat backrest is not locked, unsecured cargo can be thrown about the car's interior; for instance, in the event of an accident, braking or an evasive maneuver. There is a risk of injury.

Make sure that the rear seat backrest is locked after folding it back.

Fold down rear seat backrest

1. Fold middle section of the second seat row up as necessary.

2. Push the switch once forward or backward.

Seats, mirrors and steering wheel

The seat automatically moves to the respective end position.

To avoid a collision, the position of the front seats may be adjusted automatically.

If the second row of seats is not locked, an acoustic signal will sound and a warning symbol will be displayed in the instrument cluster.

Third row of seats

General information

The third row of seats consists of two divided seats.

Fold up the backrest

Safety information

Warning

If a rear seat backrest is not locked, unsecured cargo can be thrown about the car's interior; for instance, in the event of an accident, braking or an evasive maneuver. There is a risk of injury.

Make sure that the rear seat backrest is locked after folding it back.

1. Fold up and engage the backrest.

Seats, mirrors and steering wheel

2. Adjust the head restraint correctly as needed.

Fold down rear seat backrest

1. Move the head restraints down.

2. Slide the lever forward to unlock the backrest.

Seats, mirrors and steering wheel

3. Fold the backrest down.

Exiting from the third row of seats

Seats, mirrors and steering wheel

The second row of seats can be folded down with the switch.

Additional information: Access to the third row of seats.

Emergency unlocking rear seat backrest

General information

The two outer backrests of the second seat row can be folded down manually, such as in the event of an electrical fault.

Unlocking from the second seat row

Seats, mirrors and steering wheel

Pull the loop and fold the rear seat backrest forward.

Unlocking from the third seat row

Seats, mirrors and steering wheel

Pull the loop and fold the rear seat backrest forward.

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