Learn How to activate trailer mode in your BMW


BMW explains how to activate trailer mode in your BMW safely and efficiently.

How to activate trailer mode in your BMW

BMW offers a special ‘Trailer mode’ for when driving with a trailer or carrier at the tow hitch. To ensure traffic safety and prevent damage to your BMW, as soon as you connect the plug, this mode is automatically activated.

If for example a rear carrier is attached without lights, you can manually activate the Trailer mode. In BMWs with Operating System 7 you can do so by going to: ‘CAR’, ‘Settings’, ‘General settings’, ‘Trailer mode’, and select ‘Trailer mode’.

Depending on model and equipment, Lane Change Warning and other driver assistance systems are restricted. When the trailer mode is manually activated, it is not possible to retract the tow hitch.
Also depending on model and equipment, other systems, like adjusting the air suspension level, are not available when trailer mode is activated.

To learn more, visit our BMW dealership in Minnetonka, MN. Our team of BMW product specialists are here to help you get the most out of your new BMW.

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