BMW X1 Complaints

BMW X1 Complaints
  • 152 Complaints
  • 6 Crashes
  • 4 Fires
  • 13 Injuries
  • 0 Fatalities
  • Consumers have filed a total of 152 complaints for X1 models.

Recent Complaints

Parts: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
  • Date of Incident: May-03, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 20:12 May-03, 2021

The liner on the sunroof separated on one side and is sagging causing obstruction of view when sun roof is open

Parts: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
  • Date of Incident: Oct-17, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 19:22 Apr-25, 2021

The liner on the sunroof separated on one side and is sagging when sunroof is opened.

Parts: UNKNOWN OR OTHERENGINEELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • Date of Incident: Feb-20, 2019
  • Date complaint filed: 02:34 Apr-22, 2021

22,000 ACTUAL MILES OILFITER HOUSING LEAK ON ENGINE AND CYLINDER COVER IS PLASTIC LIKE ON OTHER X1 SDRIVE . LEAKING ON ELECTRICAL PARTS AND SMOKE TERRIBLE WHEN COME TOO STOP UNDER THE HOOD. THIS IS ABAD PLASTIC PART AND GASKET LEAK WITH HOLLY ANY MILES. 22,000 SOMETHING MILES WHEN PURCHASE ONLINE . DEALERSHIP I TOOK IT TOO SAY IT'S A FIRE HAZARD IT COULD CATCH ON FIRE I JUST HOPE OTHERS TOO DON'T NOTICE IT AND CAR CATCHES ON FIRE AS REPORTED FOR OTHER X1 2015 SDRIVE 28I MY CAR NEED A RECALL ASAP.

Parts: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
  • Date of Incident: Apr-18, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 00:00 Apr-19, 2021

YESTERDAY (APRIL 18, 2021), WHILE I WAS EXITING THE EXPRESSWAY TO THE TOWN OF SILVERTHORNE, COLORADO, THE SUNROOF GLASS OF MY BMW X1 SPONTANEOUSLY SHATTERED INTO MY HEAD AND MY WIFE'S AND OF COURSE ALL OVER THE CAR. I WAS TRAVELLING ABOUT 50MPH AND SLOWING DOWN TO THE EXIT RAMP; THERE WAS NO VEHICLE AHEAD OF US. MY WIFE AND I SUSTAINED SOME SMALL CUTS AND I FEEL LIKE THERE IS A SENSATION OF A FOREIGN OBJECT IN MY EYES THAT SEEMS TO GO AWAY AND BACK AGAIN. NO OTHER INJURIES BEYOND THAT.

Parts: UNKNOWN OR OTHERSTRUCTURE
  • Date of Incident: Jan-12, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 09:10 Apr-07, 2021

While driving i opened my sunroof shade cover and heard a crackling noise turned around and it was all bundled up. The cover ripped off on one side. The untimely failure of the shade blind left it sagging/hanging and blocking my view as the driver while operating the vehicle.

Parts: VISIBILITY/WIPER
  • Date of Incident: Mar-01, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 14:55 Apr-02, 2021

The panoramic sunroof headliner on this model is made of cloth. The cloth came off of the track during normal operation, causing the cloth headliner to sag and a significant decrease in visibility.

Parts: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
  • Date of Incident: Jul-15, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 14:29 Mar-29, 2021

The panoramic sunshade is sagging on the passenger side. It has come off the track or roller. I? Ve read that this is a very common problem with bmw,s and very expensive to have it repaired.

Parts: POWER TRAINELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • Date of Incident: Feb-28, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 00:00 Mar-26, 2021

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2017 BMW X1. THE CONTACT STATED THAT UPON PLACING THE VEHICLE INTO PARK, THE VEHICLE MAY ROLL, APPLY YOUR EMERGENCY BRAKE, CONTACT YOUR SERVICE PROVIDER WARNING MESSAGE WAS DISPLAYED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL. THE CONTACT HAD TAKEN THE VEHICLE TO RUSNAK BMW (3645 AUTO MALL DR, THOUSAND OAKS, CA 91362) WHERE SHE WAS INFORMED THAT THEY HAD HEARD OF SIMILAR FAILURES HOWEVER, THIS FAILURE WAS A RARE OCCURRENCE. THE CONTACT WAS GIVEN AN ESTIMATE FOR THE REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE AND AGREED TO PAY FOR A PORTION OF REPAIR. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED AND REMAINED IN THE POSSESSION OF THE DEALER. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 59,000.

Parts: UNKNOWN OR OTHERSERVICE BRAKESELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • Date of Incident: Dec-24, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 11:06 Feb-24, 2021

The heater blower ceased working. The back brakes needed to be replaced for a 3rd time, and the factory never sealed the air filter for the engine properly.

Parts: UNKNOWN OR OTHERELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • Date of Incident: May-05, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 13:23 Jan-30, 2021

SUN SHADE MECHANISM WILL NOT OPEN, CAUSING THE SUN SHADE TO TEAR. SEEMS THAT SUN SHADE IS OFF THE TRACK, OR HUNG AND WILL NOT ALLOW FOR CLOSURE ON THIS BMW X1

Parts: ENGINE
  • Date of Incident: Jul-04, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 00:00 Jan-25, 2021

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2015 BMW X1. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING 35 MPH WHEN SHE SAW SMOKE EXITING THE HOOD THEN THE VEHICLE BEGAN TO JERK. THE CONTACT STATED THE CHECK ENGINE AND UNDER HAZARD WARNING LIGHTS WERE ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO DRIVE TO HER RESIDENCE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO LOCAL DEALER VISTA BMW COCONUT CREEK (4401 W SAMPLE RD, COCONUT CREEK, FL 33073: (954) 905-4461) AND WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC AND WAS INFORMED THE IGNITION CORD AND OIL PAN WAS NEEDING TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED AS OF YET. THE MANUFACTURER HAD BEEN INFORMED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 48,000.

Parts: STRUCTURE
  • Date of Incident: Jan-08, 2019
  • Date complaint filed: 17:39 Jan-22, 2021

The trunk starts closing by itself, 100s of examples on the internet for this happening.

Parts: STRUCTUREELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • Date of Incident: Jan-14, 2019
  • Date complaint filed: 14:36 Jan-03, 2021

The tailgate automatically starts closing on me when i am loading or unloading. It starts beeping so i at least get a warning but i have to put my hand up and stop it from crashing on my head. I have told my dealership about this since the first few times it happened, but was told there was nothing wrong with it. Note my feet are not going under the bumper (and that feature does not work on this car ever anyway). This happens when car is stopped and turned off. However one time the trunk opened on me when i was stopped in traffic at a red light and had to get out of the car to go shut it. Not convenient.

Parts: ENGINEELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • Date of Incident: Jul-04, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 16:33 Dec-13, 2020

Oil pan leaking oil leaks in 4 places smoking from oil leaks that could possible ruin the engine possible engine fire timing belt module ticking loud defective

Parts: ENGINE
  • Date of Incident: Dec-02, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 19:30 Dec-03, 2020

The engine mounts have failed on my car. I have only 14 thousand miles on the auto and do only city driving. Had this not been discovered during a routine oil change the results could have been catastrophic. There may be a problem with either the mounting hardware or the weight of the engine,

Parts: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
  • Date of Incident: Nov-20, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 18:14 Nov-20, 2020

While driving, i opened the panoramic sunroof shade. One side bunched up and did not retract. After closing, one side of the shade is hanging down partially blocking the view.

Parts: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
  • Date of Incident: Sep-16, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 15:42 Nov-20, 2020

The panoramic shade that shades the sunroof from the passengers is dipping down on one side. We have not drawn back this shade much but it has started to sag on right side because the adhesive that keeps it in place is useless. This is a common problem i've heard for the bmw x series.

Parts: ENGINE
  • Date of Incident: Nov-09, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 11:43 Nov-11, 2020

Just started driving on a long highway trip, 20 minutes into the drive with vehicle at temperature, ball bearing failed on a plastic idler pully on accessory drive, blowing apart the plastic pulls and damaging the belt, losing battery charging first, the overtemperature warning to immediately pull over on highway which i did. Had to tow to the dealer service center. $1671. 51 repair over two days stranded.

Parts: EXTERIOR LIGHTING
  • Date of Incident: Nov-01, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 18:18 Nov-05, 2020

Half the windshield goes very dark , nearly black at night. It is factually dangerous and if i have to drive at night my speed is greatly reduced as i cannot see at all. I cannot see more than 30 feet in front of me and cannot see turns and cannot see at all with hills. Even driving very slow, 10mph or less in a parking lot the extreme lack of visibility becomes 100% obvious and extremely dangerous. Bmw corporate office says they are not aware of any technology that dims the windshield, the local dealership is clueless to this as well. I have read that a savvy and honest dealership can adjust this through the on board computer controls. I really dont know. I am scared to drive at night that is bottom line, no one can seem to help me despite it being all over the internet with all types of vehicles. I want this documented if crash or injury occurs i want protection legally. Example-driving posted speed no oncoming traffic at night approach slight turn or incline and in an instant the darkness descends and the reaction is to hit the brakes as you don't know where you are on the road. This is the front windshield. I beg of you please investigate this, i am shocked there has not been more deaths or crashes and injuries. I brought a 3rd party with me to show them and the reply was, "i cannot see and i am the passenger" "oh my god its black in front of me" all you need to do is drive any number of vehicles at night and you will see. Adaptive headlight issue, some chemical activated thing in windshield? Dont really know.

Parts: SERVICE BRAKES
  • Date of Incident: Oct-22, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 11:58 Nov-02, 2020

THE FRONT BRAKES HAVE AN ISSUE THAT BMW KNOWS ABOUT, AS THE DEALERSHIP INFORMED ME IT WAS A COMMON ISSUE WITH 2016-2020 X1S AND X2S. THE BRAKE PADS ON THE FRONT WHEELS HAVE AN ISSUE WHERE ONE BRAKE PAD WILL WEAR EXTREMELY QUICKLY WITHIN 5,000-20,000 MILES. WHILE THE OTHER BRAKE PAD WILL WEAR AS IT SHOULD. AS THE BRAKE PAD THAT WEARS DOWN QUICKLY IS THE INNER BRAKE PAD. TO ACTUALLY SEE THE BRAKE PAD ONE MUST REMOVE THE CAR WHEEL TO ACCESS ANY VISIBILITY OF THE BRAKE PAD ITSELF. DUE TO THIS VISIBILITY ISSUE, THE DEALERSHIP ALLOWED ME TO LEAVE WITH LESS THAN 2MM OF BRAKE PAD LEFT ON THE INNER SIDE OF THE CAR. THIS IS A HAZARD FOR ANYONE DRIVING THIS YEAR, MAKE, AND MODEL AS THEY WILL NOT HAVE ANY STOPPING POWER WHILE DRIVING. THE CAR WAS STATIONARY.

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