BMW X3 Owners Manual: System limits

No parking assistance The parking assistant does not offer assistance in the following situations:

  • In tight curves.

Functional limitations The system may not be fully functional in the following situations:

  • On bumpy road surfaces such as gravel roads.
  • On slippery ground.
  • On steep uphill or downhill grades.
  • With accumulations of leaves/snow in the parking space.

Limits of ultrasonic measurement Ultrasonic measuring might not function under the following circumstances:

  • For small children and animals.
  • For persons with certain clothing, e.g. coats.
  • With external interference of the ultrasound, e.g. from passing vehicles or loud machines.
  • When sensors are dirty, iced over, damaged or out of position.
  • Under certain weather conditions such as high relative humidity, rain, snowfall, extreme heat or strong wind.
  • With tow bars and trailer couplings of other vehicles.
  • With thin or wedge-shaped objects.
  • With moving objects.
  • With elevated, protruding objects such as ledges or cargo.
  • With objects with corners and sharp edges.
  • With objects with a fine surface structure such as fences.
  • For objects with porous surfaces.

Low objects already displayed, e.g., curbs, can move into the blind area of the sensors before or after a continuous tone sounds.

The parking assistant may identify parking spaces that are not suitable for parking.


A Check Control message is displayed.

The parking assistant failed. Have the system checked.

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