2019 BMW X3 — Owner's Manual – Page #277

Posted on 21 Feb, 2020
Model: 2019 BMW X3
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High loads and external
temperatures
NOTICE
On long trips with heavy trailer loads, high ex‐
ternal temperatures and low tank content, the
fuel system can overheat, which reduces the
engine performance. There is a risk of damage
to property. Refuel promptly. On long trips with
heavy trailer loads and high external tempera‐
tures, ensure that the fuel tank is more than
1/4 full.
Trailer stabilization control
Concept
This system supports the driver in stopping the
swinging of a trailer.
The trailer stabilization control detects swinging
and automatically brakes the vehicle quickly to
leave the critical speed range and stabilize the
vehicle-trailer combination.
General information
If the trailer power socket is in use but a trailer
has not been hitched, the system can become
active in certain driving situations, such as when
using a bicycle rack with lighting.
Functional requirement
The system is functional at speeds beginning at
approx. 40 mph/65 km/h while a trailer is being
towed and the trailer power socket is in use.
System limits
The system cannot intervene or not intervene in
time in the following situations, for instance:
If a trailer jackknifes suddenly, for instance on
slippery roads or loose surfaces.
If a trailer with a high center of gravity tilts, be‐
fore swinging is detected.
If DSC Dynamic Stability Control is deacti‐
vated or has malfunctioned.
Activating trailer towing
Concept
When driving with a trailer or load carrier and the
trailer socket not in use, some driver assistance
systems may have functional limitations or may
malfunction. To prevent malfunctions, activate
trailer towing.
Activating trailer towing
Via iDrive:
1.
"My Vehicle"
2. "Vehicle settings"
3. "Trailer mode"
4. Activate trailer towing.
Mount for trailer hitch
General information
The mount for the trailer hitch is located on the
rear of the vehicle.
Information on suitable trailer hitches is found on
the underside of the mount, see arrow.
Follow the Maintenance Instructions, refer to
page 354.
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Trailer towing
DRIVING TIPS
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