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BMW X5: Side collision mitigation

BMW X5 (G05) 2019-2024 Owners Manual / Controls / Safety / Side collision mitigation


The side collision warning helps to avoid imminent side collisions.

General information


Radar sensors monitor the space next to the vehicle when traveling faster than a minimum speed of up to approx. 130 mph/210 km/h.

The minimum speed is country-specific and is displayed in the menu for the intelligent Safety systems.

The front camera determines the lane marking positions.

If, for instance, another vehicle is detected next to the vehicle and if there is a risk of collision with this vehicle, the system helps avoid the collision.

For this purpose, the system issues a warning with a blinking LED in the exterior mirror and a vibrating steering wheel. If necessary, the system will carry out an active steering intervention.

Safety information


The system cannot serve as a substitute for the driver's personal judgment in assessing visibility and traffic situation. There is a risk of accident.

Adjust driving style to traffic conditions. Watch traffic closely and actively intervene where appropriate.


Indicators and warnings cannot serve as a substitute for the driver's personal judgment. Due to its limits, the system may not issue warnings or reactions, or these may be issued late or in a manner that is not consistent with their normal use. There is a risk of accident. Adjust driving style to traffic conditions. Watch traffic closely and actively intervene where appropriate.

Functional requirement

The camera must detect the lane markings for the side collision mitigation with steering intervention to be active.


Button in the vehicle


Intelligent Safety


The system is controlled by the following sensors:

Turning on/off

Turning on automatically

The side collision mitigation activates automatically after departure if the function was switched on at the completion of the last trip.

Switching on manually

Press the button.

The menu for the Intelligent Safety system is displayed.

If all Intelligent Safety systems were switched off, all systems are now switched on.

"Configure INDIVIDUAL": depending on the equipment version, the Intelligent Safety systems can be individually configured. The individual settings are activated and stored. As soon as a setting is changed on the menu, all settings of the menu are activated.

Press the button repeatedly.

The following settings are switched between: "ALL ON": all Intelligent Safety systems are switched on. Basic settings are activated for the subfunctions.

"INDIVIDUAL": the Intelligent Safety systems are switched on according to the individual settings.

Some Intelligent Safety systems cannot be individually switched off.

Manual switching off

Press and hold this button.

All Intelligent Safety systems are switched off.

Button lights up green: all Intelligent Safety systems are switched on.

Button lights up orange: some Intelligent Safety systems are switched off or currently unavailable.

Button does not light up: all Intelligent Safety systems are switched off.

Setting the intensity of the steering wheel vibration

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "Driver Assistance".

4. "Steering Wheel Feedback".

5. "Vibration intensity".

6. Select the desired setting.

The setting is applied to all Intelligent Safety systems.

Warning function

Light in the exterior mirror


Acute warning

If there is a risk of collision, the light in the exterior mirror flashes and the steering wheel vibrates.

A Check Control message is displayed at the same time.

If necessary, an active steering intervention takes place to prevent the collision and maintain the vehicle within its own lane.

The steering intervention can be noticed on the steering wheel and can be manually overridden at any time.

System limits

Safety information


The system is designed to operate in certain conditions and circumstances. Due to conditions or other factors, the system may not respond.

There may be a risk of accident or risk of damage to property. Actively intervene as warranted. Refer to the information in this Owner's Manual regarding the scope of the system's operation and limitations.

System limits of the sensors

Additional information:

Functional limitations

The system may be limited in the following situations:

A Check Control message is displayed when the system is not fully functional.

If the trailer power socket is occupied or trailer towing is activated, for instance during operation with trailer or bicycle rack, the system cannot be switched on. A Check Control message is displayed.


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