BMW 3 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 3: Areas to be avoided


Areas that should be driven around can be specified as areas to be avoided.

General information

Stored areas to be avoided can be activated and deactivated.

Defining an area to be avoided

1. Select the area to be bypassed on the map.

2. Press the button on the Controller.

3. Press the Controller.

4. "Set new area to avoid".

5. Follow the instructions on the Control Display.

6. Press the controller to apply the area to be avoided.

Enter area to be avoided

1. Select desired area to be avoided on the map.

2. Press the button on the Controller.

3. Press the Controller.

4. Select the desired setting:

  •  "Edit": edited selected area to be avoided.
  •  "Rename area to avoid": rename selected area to be avoided.
  •  "Delete": delete selected area to be avoided.

Improving the navigation map


Data such as speed or position is stored in the vehicle in an anonymized state and transmitted to the manufacturer in order to improve the digital map.


1. Press the button on the Controller.

2. Move the Controller to the right.

3. "Settings".

4. "Configure services".

5. "Map improvement".


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