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BMW X5: With Parking Assistant: Reversing Assistant

BMW X5 (G05) 2019-2023 Owners Manual / Controls / Driver assistance systems / With Parking Assistant: Reversing Assistant


The Back-up Assistant supports the driver when driving in reverse, for instance when driving out of tight or confusing parking or street situations.

The vehicle stores the driving movements of the last route. This stored route can be driven back with automated steering.

General information

The system takes control of the steering when driving in reverse along the stored route.

The driver controls driving the vehicle via accelerator pedal and brake.

The Reversing Assistant uses the control elements and sensors of the PDC Park Distance Control and the Automatic Parking Assistant.

Additional information:

Safety information


The system cannot serve as a substitute for the driver's personal judgment in assessing the traffic situation. Based on the limits of the system, it cannot independently react to all traffic situations. There is a risk of accident. Adjust driving style to traffic conditions. Watch traffic closely and actively intervene where appropriate.


If the trailer hitch is used, the driver assistance system can cause damage due to covered sensors.

There may be a risk of accident or risk of damage to property. The driver assistance system should not be used during trailer towing or if the trailer hitch is used, for instance bicycle rack.

Additionally, the safety information for the PDC Park Distance Control and the Automatic Parking Assistant apply.

Additional information:

Functional requirements

Driving back with automated steering

1. Press the park assistance button or shift into reverse gear when the vehicle is stationary and the drive-ready state is switched on.

2. Move the Controller to the right.

3. "Back-up Assistant"

The system takes over the steering.

4. Follow the instructions on the Control Display where required.

5. Take your hands off the steering wheel and carefully drive off with the accelerator pedal and the brake.

When driving in reverse, pay attention to the vehicle's surroundings, and if you encounter an obstacle, stop immediately and take over control of the vehicle. Follow the instructions on the PDC Park Distance Control.

6. Stop no later than when normal traffic is reached and take control of the vehicle, such as by shifting to a forward gear.

At the end of the stored route, a signal will sound and a request will be displayed, also with the instruction to take control of the vehicle.

Terminating the system

The system automatically cancels in situations such as the following:

System limits

Different influences can lead to side deviations when driving back on the stored route. For example, this includes the following factors:


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