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2024 BMW X1 Warning and Indicator Lights User Guide

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2024 BMW X1 Warning and Indicator Lights Owner’s Manual

To promote safe driving, the 2024 BMW X1 is equipped with a variety of warning and indication lights. These lights offer crucial information at a glance, improving driver awareness and confidence on the road. They range from basic alarms like low fuel and seatbelt reminders to sophisticated safety systems like lane departure and collision warnings.

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BMW Indicator lights and warning lights Guide

Principle
The indicator/warning lights on the instrument cluster show the status of some vehicle functions and indicate when there is a malfunction in the systems monitored.

Red lights

Seat belt warning
2024 BMW X1 Red lights 1The seat belt is not buckled.
For further information: For seat belt warnings, see page 108.

Airbag system
2024 BMW X1 Red lights 2The warning light is illuminated briefly: this indicates that the entire airbag system and seat belt tensioners are operational when the vehicle is switched on.
The warning light does not illuminate or illuminates continuously: The airbag system or belt tensioners may not be functioning. Have the ve-hicle checked immediately by an authorised Service Partner or another qualified Service Partner or a specialist workshop.
For further information on airbags, see page 179.

Parking brake
2024 BMW X1 Red lights 3The parking brake is engaged. For further information on parking brakes, see page 140.

Brake system
2024 BMW X1 Red lights 4The brake linings are worn or there is a fault in the brake system. The braking force assistance may be not functional. A higher pedal force may be required during braking. Have the system checked immediately by an authorised Service Partner or another qualified Service Partner or a specialist workshop.

Emergency Stop Assistant
2024 BMW X1 Red lights 5The Emergency Stop Assistant is triggered.
For further information: Emergency Stop Assistant, see page 208.

Risk of collision
2024 BMW X1 Red lights 6The warning light is illuminated or flashes in conjunction with an acoustic signal if a collision is imminent.
For further information: Front collision warning, see page 185.

Pedestrian warning
2024 BMW X1 Red lights 7Warning light illuminates: risk of collision with a person, e.g., pedestrian or cyclist, has been detected. Increased awareness is required. Warning light flashes and signal sounds: risk of an impending collision with a person, e.g., pedestrian or cyclist, has been detected. Immediately start braking or an avoidance manoeuvre.
For further information: Warning function for pedestrians, see page 191.

Collision Warning
2024 BMW X1 Red lights 8Warning light illuminates: risk of collision, e.g., with a vehicle, has been detected. Increased awareness is required. Warning light flashes and signal sounds: risk of impending collision with a vehicle has been detected. Immediately start braking or an avoidance manoeuvre.
For further information: Warning function in the rear collision situation, see page 188.

Crossroads Warning: vehicle detected from the right
2024 BMW X1 Red lights 9Warning light illuminates: risk of collision with a vehicle crossing from the right has been detected. Increased awareness is required. Warning light flashes and signal sounds: risk of impending collision with a crossing vehicle has been detected. Immediately start braking or an avoidance manoeuvre.
For further information: Warning function at road junctions see page 192.

Crossroads Warning: vehicle detected from left
2024 BMW X1 Red lights 10Warning light illuminates: risk of collision with a vehicle crossing from the right has been detected. Increased awareness is required. Warning light flashes and signal sounds: risk of impending collision with a crossing vehicle has been detected. Immediately start braking or an avoidance manoeuvre.
For further information: Warning function at road junctions, seepage 192.

Distance control
2024 BMW X1 Red lights 11Warning light flashes and an acoustic signal sounds: brake and perform avoidance manoeuvre, if necessary.
For further information on distance control, see page 234.

Assisted Driving Mode
2024 BMW X1 Red lights 12The warning light flashes and a signal sounds:
The system is switching off or an interruption of the system is imminent. The warning light is illuminated and a signal sounds: The driver’s line of vision is not directed towards the traffic situation. A system interruption is imminent. The system reduces the speed to a standstill if applicable. The sys-tem may not perform any supporting steering wheel movements.
For further information on assisted Driving Mode, see page 240.

Assisted Driving Mode: hands not on the steering wheel
2024 BMW X1 Red lights 13The warning light is illuminated and a signal sounds:
Hands are not gripping the steering wheel or, depending on the vehicle equipment and national-market version, the driver is not looking toward traffic. A system interruption is imminent. The system reduces the speed to a standstill if applicable. The system may not perform any supporting steering wheel movements. Immediately place both hands on the steering wheel and pay attention to the traffic situation.
For further information on assisted Driving Mode, see page 240.

Yellow lights

Anti-lock Braking System
2024 BMW X1 Yellow lights 1There is a malfunction or the system is faulty. The Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) is not available.
Ease of steering may be restricted during full braking.
Have the vehicle checked immediately by an authorised Service Partner another qualified Service Partner or a specialist workshop.
For further information on the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), see page 219.

Brake system
2024 BMW X1 Yellow lights 2The brake linings are worn or there is a fault in the brake system. Have the system checked by an authorised Service Partner another qualified Service Partner or a specialist workshop.

Assisted Driving Mode
2024 BMW X1 Yellow lights 3The warning light is illuminated and a signal sounds: a system interruption is imminent. The warning light flashes: a lane boundary has been crossed. For further information on assisted Driving Mode, see page 240.

Assisted Driving Mode: hands not on the steering wheel
2024 BMW X1 Yellow lights 4The steering wheel icon is illuminated yellow:
Hands are not holding the steering wheel. The system remains active. Grab the steering wheel with your hands. For further information on assisted Driving Mode, see page 240.

Front collision warning restricted or failed
2024 BMW X1 Yellow lights 5Depending on the equipment and national version: functional limitations are detected, for example, due to system limitations of the camera or system failure. It is possible to continue driving. Where applicable, observe the information from Check Control messages.
For further information: Front collision warning, see page 185.

Dynamic Stability Control
2024 BMW X1 Yellow lights 6Warning light pulsates: Dynamic stability control regulates the drive and brake forces. The vehicle is being stabilised. Reduce speed and adjust the driving style to the road conditions. A warning light is illuminated: Dynamic Stability Control has failed or is initialising. The driving stabilisation is restricted or has failed. If the warning light is continuously illuminated, have the system checked immediately by an authorised Service Partner another qualified Service Partner or a specialist workshop.
For further information: on Dynamic Stability Control, see page 219.

Dynamic Stability Control deactivated or increased driving dynamics activated
2024 BMW X1 Yellow lights 7Dynamic Stability Control is deactivated or increased driving dynamics is activated.
For further information:

  • Dynamic Stability Control, see page 219.
  • Setting for increased driving dynamics, see page 220.

Flat tyre monitor
2024 BMW X1 Yellow lights 8The warning lamp lights up: flat tyre or tyre pressure loss has been detected. Reduce your speed and carefully stop the vehicle. Avoid heavy braking and sudden steering manoeuvres.
For further information: on Flat Tyre Monitor, see page 355.

Tyre Pressure Monitor
2024 BMW X1 Yellow lights 8The warning lamp lights up: flat tyre or tyre pressure loss has been detected. Note the information in the Check Control message. Warning light flashes and is then illuminated continuously: the system is unable to detect flat tyres or tyre pressure losses.

  • Fault due to systems or devices with the same radio frequency: the system is automatically reactivated upon leaving the field of interference.
  • For tyres with special approval: the Tyre Pressure Monitor was unable to complete the reset. Reset the system again.
  • Wheel without wheel electronics is fitted: if necessary have it checked by an authorised Service Partner or another qualified Service Partner or a specialist workshop.
  • Malfunction: have the system checked by an authorised Service Partner another qualified Service Partner or a specialist workshop.

For further information: on the Tyre Pressure Monitor, see page 348.

Steering system
2024 BMW X1 Yellow lights 10The steering system may be faulty. Have the system checked by an authorised Service Partner another qualified Service Partner or a specialist workshop.

Engine warning light

  • 2024 BMW X1 Yellow lights 11When the warning light flashes: There is an engine fault which could damage the catalytic converter. Have the vehicle checked immediately.
  • When warning light illuminates: Emission levels have deteriorated.

Have the vehicle checked as soon as possi-ble. Have the vehicle checked by an authorised Service Partner another qualified Service Partner or a specialist workshop.

Lane Departure Warning
2024 BMW X1 Yellow lights 12Depending on the equipment and national-market version:
The warning light is illuminated: functional limitation detected, for example, due to low sun or system failure. It is possible to continue driving. Where applicable, observe the information from Check Control messages. The warning light flashes: a warning is issued actively. The system does not carry out any steering interventions.
For further information: on the Lane Departure Warning, see page 196.

Rear fog light
2024 BMW X1 Yellow lights 13The rear fog light is switched on. For further information:
Rear fog light, see page 172.

Green lights

Turn indicators
2024 BMW X1 Green lights 1The turn indicator is switched on. If the indicator light flashes more rapidly than usual, a turn indicator bulb has failed.
For further information: Turn indicators, see page 164.

Sidelights
2024 BMW X1 Green lights 2The side lights are switched on. For further information:
Sidelight, low-beam headlight, see page 168.

Low-beam headlight
2024 BMW X1 Green lights 3The low-beam headlight is switched on.
For further information: Sidelight, low-beam headlight, see page 168.

High-beam Assistant
2024 BMW X1 Green lights 4The low-beam headlight is switched on and the High-beam Assistant is activated. The high-beam headlight is switched on and off automatically according to the traffic situation.
For further information: on High-beam Assistant, see page 165.

Lane Departure Warning
2024 BMW X1 Green lights 5Depending on the equipment and national-market version:
The indicator light flashes: the system actively issues a warning. If necessary, the sys-tem performs a steering intervention.
For further information: on the Lane Departure Warning, see page 196.

Automatic Hold: the vehicle is held automatically
2024 BMW X1 Green lights 6Automatic Hold is ready to operate. The vehicle is held automatically when at a standstill.
For further information: on Automatic Hold, see page 142.

Automatic Hold: vehicle secured against rolling away
2024 BMW X1 Green lights 7The vehicle is automatically secured against rolling away after stopping.
For further information: on Automatic Hold, see page 142.

Manual Speed Limiter
2024 BMW X1 Green lights 8Indicator light illuminates: the system is switched on.
The indicator light flashes: the set speed limit is exceeded.
For further information on the manual Speed Limiter, see page 230.

Cruise Control
2024 BMW X1 Green lights 9The system is active. For further information: on Cruise Control, see page 231.

Distance control
2024 BMW X1 Green lights 10Indicator light illuminates: the system has detected a vehicle ahead. The vehicle symbol goes out if no vehicle in front is detected. Indicator light flashing: The vehicle in front has driven off.
For further information: For distance control, see page 234.

Speed Limit Assist
2024 BMW X1 Green lights 11The detected speed limit can be applied with the SET button. As soon as the speed limit has been adopted, a green tick is displayed.
For further information: Speed Limit Assist, see page 249.

Assisted Driving Mode
2024 BMW X1 Green lights 12The system is helping the driver keep the vehicle in the driving lane.
For further information on assisted Driving Mode, see page 240.

Lane Change Assistant: lane change in progress
2024 BMW X1 Green lights 13Green arrow symbol for lane-chang-ing: the system is carrying out a lane change.
For further information: on Lane Change Assistant, see page 245.

Lane Change Assistant Lane: Lane change not possible
2024 BMW X1 Green lights 14The grey line for lane boundary on the appropriate side: the system has detected the lane change request. Lane change is not currently possible.
For further information: on Lane Change Assistant, see page 245.

Assisted Driving Mode Plus
2024 BMW X1 Green lights 15The system is active. For further information:
Assisted Driving Mode Plus, see page 247.

Blue lights

High-beam headlight
2024 BMW X1 Blue lights 1The high-beam headlight has been switched on.
For further information on high-beam headlights, see page 164.

High-beam Assistant
2024 BMW X1 Blue lights 2The high-beam headlight was switched on by the High-beam Assistant.
For further information: on High-beam Assistant, see page 165.

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Grey lights

Distance control
2024 BMW X1 Grey lights 1The indicator light flashes: the requirements for the operation of the system are no lon-ger being met. The system has been deactivated but will continue to brake until you actively take over by depressing the brake or accelerator pedal.
For further information: For distance control, see page 234.

Assisted Driving Mode
2024 BMW X1 Grey lights 2The system is on standby and does not make any steering wheel movement. The system activates automatically when all operating requirements are met. For further information:
Assisted Driving Mode, see page 240.

Assisted Driving Mode Plus
2024 BMW X1 Grey lights 3The system is interrupted and activates automatically as soon as all functional requirements are met.
For further information: on Assisted Driving Mode Plus, see page 247.

Front collision warning
2024 BMW X1 Grey lights 4Depending on the vehicle equipment and national-market version: the system is deactivated.
For further information: Front collision warning, see page 185.

Lane Departure Warning
2024 BMW X1 Grey lights 5Depending on the equipment and national-market version:
The warning light is illuminated: the the system is switched off or automatically deactivated, for example, because DSC OFF is acti-vated. The warning light flashes: a warning is issued actively. The system does not carry out any steering interventions.
For further information: on the Lane Departure Warning, see page 196.

White lights

Cruise Control with distance control
2024 BMW X1 White lights 1No display of distance control as the accelerator pedal is being pressed.
For further information on distance control, see page 234.

Assisted Driving Mode Plus
2024 BMW X1 White lights 2The system can be activated. For further information:
Assisted Driving Mode Plus, see page 247.

FAQs

What does the yellow engine warning light in the 2024 BMW X1 indicate?

The yellow engine warning light in the 2024 BMW X1 indicates a malfunction in the engine system that requires attention.

What does the red battery warning light in the 2024 BMW X1 signify?

The red battery warning light in the 2024 BMW X1 indicates a charging system malfunction or a low battery level, prompting immediate action.

What does the blue high-beam indicator light mean in the 2024 BMW X1?

The blue high beam indicator light in the 2024 BMW X1 signifies that the high beam headlights are currently engaged.

What does the yellow traction control light indicate in the 2024 BMW X1?

The yellow traction control light in the 2024 BMW X1 indicates that the traction control system is actively engaged or there may be an issue with the system.

What does the red brake warning light in the 2024 BMW X1 indicate?

The red brake warning light in the 2024 BMW X1 indicates a serious issue with the braking system, such as low brake fluid or brake system malfunction, requiring immediate attention.

What does the green auto start-stop indicator light signify in the 2024 BMW X1?

The green auto start-stop indicator light in the 2024 BMW X1 indicates that the auto start-stop system is active, helping to conserve fuel by automatically shutting off the engine when the vehicle is stationary.

What does the yellow tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) light mean in the 2024 BMW X1?

The yellow tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) light in the 2024 BMW X1 indicates that one or more tires have low air pressure, requiring inflation to the recommended level.

What does the red temperature warning light in the 2024 BMW X1 indicate?

The red temperature warning light in the 2024 BMW X1 indicates that the engine is overheating, requiring immediate attention to prevent engine damage.

What does the green cruise control indicator light mean in the 2024 BMW X1?

The green cruise control indicator light in the 2024 BMW X1 signifies that the cruise control system is activated and maintains the set speed.

What does the yellow check engine light indicate in the 2024 BMW X1?

The yellow check engine light in the 2024 BMW X1 indicates a potential issue with the engine or emission control system, requiring diagnostic attention.

What does the green turn signal indicator light signify in the 2024 BMW X1?

The green turn signal indicator light in the 2024 BMW X1 indicates that the turn signal is activated, signalling a turn or lane change.

What does the red oil pressure warning light in the 2024 BMW X1 indicate?

The red oil pressure warning light in the 2024 BMW X1 indicates low engine oil pressure, signifying a potential loss of lubrication and engine damage if not addressed promptly.

What does the yellow airbag warning light in the 2024 BMW X1 indicate?

The yellow airbag warning light in the 2024 BMW X1 indicates a malfunction in the airbag system, necessitating immediate inspection and repair.

What does the green parking light indicator signify in the 2024 BMW X1?

The green parking light indicator in the 2024 BMW X1 signifies that the parking lights are activated, providing low-level illumination for parking.

What does the yellow ABS warning light in the 2024 BMW X1 indicate?

The yellow ABS warning light in the 2024 BMW X1 indicates a malfunction in the anti-lock braking system, requiring inspection and repair to ensure proper braking performance.

What does the red seat belt reminder light in the 2024 BMW X1 indicate?

The red seat belt reminder light in the 2024 BMW X1 indicates that one or more occupants have not fastened their seat belts, promoting safety by reminding occupants to buckle up.

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