The 2016 BMW 5 Series is a complex piece of machinery with a full suite of advanced technology features designed to keep you comfortable, entertained, and safe. One of those amazing features is the dashboard light system. Although it may seem rudimentary, this system is designed to let you know when your vehicle might need maintenance or service at your local BMW dealer near Manhattan, Bronx, and Queens.

Here are a few of the most common dashboard lights for the 2016 BMW 5 Series.

Anti-Lock Braking System

This dashboard light will either be the letters ABS or the letters ABS inside a circle with parentheses around it. This light indicates that your anti-lock braking system has encountered a problem. Your regular brakes are working; they simply don't have the anti-lock brake function. Try to avoid abrupt braking if possible, stop carefully, and get the vehicle checked at your local BMW service center immediately.

Engine Functions

This dashboard light looks like a typical check engine light and indicates that you may have a problem with your vehicle's emissions system. Schedule a service appointment as soon as possible.

Flat Tire Monitor

This dashboard light looks like a horseshoe with an exclamation point inside it. It indicates that one or more of your tires has lost a significant amount of air pressure. Slow the vehicle and come to a stop cautiously. Don't brake or change direction quickly, as this could cause serious tire damage. Inflate the tire as soon as possible.

Service Request

If you see a check control message that says Service Request, the 2016 BMW 5 Series is indicating that you need to get your vehicle serviced at your local BMW service center as soon as possible.

Steering System

This dashboard light looks like a steering wheel with an exclamation point next to it. It indicates that there may be a problem with the steering system. For the best results, drive cautiously to your local BMW service center and have the steering system checked immediately since it could be defective.

Schedule a Service Appointment

If one or more of your 2016 BMW 5 Series dashboard lights is illuminated, be sure to bring your vehicle to the service center at your local BMW dealer near Queens, Bronx, and Manhattan. BMW of Manhattan is centrally located at 555 West 57th Street in New York, NY.

Our service team is dedicated to ensuring the longevity, functionality, and efficiency of your BMW vehicle. Our team is available to assist you with maintaining and servicing the 2016 BMW 5 Series during our regular service hours Monday through Thursday from 7:30 am until 7 pm, Friday from 7:30 am until 6 pm, and Saturday from 8 am until 5 pm.

To schedule a service appointment at BMW of Manhattan, give us a call at 877-760-0883 today or schedule online now.

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