BMW X3 Owners Manual: Parking using the parking assistant

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Check the traffic situation as well

Louds noises outside and inside the vehicle can drown out the parking assistant's and PDC's signals.

Check the traffic situation around the vehicle with your own eyes; otherwise, there is a danger of an accident.

1. Switch on the parking assistant and activate it if needed.

The status of the parking space search is indicated on the Control Display.

2. Follow the instructions on the Control Display.

The best possible parking position will come after gear change on the stationary vehicle - wait for the automatic steering wheel move.

The end of the parking procedure is indicated on the Control Display.

3. Adjust the parking position yourself if needed.

Interrupting manually The parking assistant can be interrupted at any time:

  • "Parking Assistant" Select the symbol on the Control Display.
  • Press button.

Interrupting automatically The system is interrupted automatically in the following situations:

  • If the driver grasps the steering wheel or if he takes over steering.
  • If a gear is selected that does not match the instruction on the Control Display.
  • If the vehicle speed exceeds approx. 6 mph/10 km/h.
  • Possible on snow-covered or slippery road surfaces.
  • When there are obstacles that are hard to overcome, such as curbs.
  • When there are obstacles that suddenly arise.
  • If the Park Distance Control PDC displays clearances that are too small.
  • If a maximum number of parking attempts or the time taken for parking is exceeded.
  • When switching to another function on the Control Display.

A Check Control message is displayed.

Resume An interrupted parking procedure can be continued if needed.

Follow the instructions on the Control Display to do this.

    Display on the Control Display
    System activated/deactivated   Gray: the system is not available. White: the system is available but not activated. The system is activa ...

    System limits
    No parking assistance The parking assistant does not offer assistance in the following situations: In tight curves. Functional limitations T ...

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