You may turn off automatic activation when
obstacles are detected. Using iDrive:
3. Select setting.
The setting is stored for the driver profile
If necessary, switch off automatic PDC activa‐
tion on obstacle detection, for instance in vehi‐
cle washes, to reduce false alarms.
Automatic deactivation during forward
The system switches off when a certain driving
distance or speed is exceeded.
Switch the system back on, if needed.
With front PDC: switching on/off
Press park assistance button.
▷ On: the LED lights up.
▷ Off: the LED goes out.
The rearview camera image is displayed if the
reverse gear is engaged when pressing the
park assistance button.
When approaching an object, an intermittent
sound indicates the position of the object. E.g.,
if an object is detected to the left rear of the
vehicle, a signal tone sounds from the left rear
The shorter the distance to the object, the
shorter the intervals.
If the distance to a detected object is less than
approx. 10 inches/25 cm, a continuous tone is
With front PDC: if objects are simultaneously
located both in front of and behind the vehicle,
an alternating continuous signal is sounded.
The signal tone is switched off, when selector
lever position P is engaged on vehicles with
The ratio of the PDC signal tone volume to the
entertainment volume can be adjusted.
1. "Multimedia", "Radio" or "Settings"
3. "Volume settings"
5. Turn the controller until the desired setting
6. Press the controller.
Settings are stored for the profile currently
The approach of the vehicle to an object can
be shown on the Control Display. Objects that
are farther away are already displayed on the
Control Display before a signal sounds.
A display appears as soon as Park Distance
Control (PDC) is activated.
The range of the sensors is represented in the
colors green, yellow and red.
When the image of the rearview camera is dis‐
played, the switch can be made to PDC:
"Rear view camera"
The system can react incorrectly or not
at all due to the system limits. There is a risk of
accidents or risk of property damage. Observe
Driving comfort Controls
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