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2011 BMW 1-Series Problems and Repair Histories

50 TrueDelta members own a 2011 BMW 1-Series. 26 of these members (52%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 59 repairs to 2011 BMW 1-Series--an average of 1.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2011 BMW 1-Series problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2011 BMW 1-Series problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2011 BMW 1-Series problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2011 BMW 1-Series repairs by problem area

20% of the 2011 BMW 1-Series repairs were to the engine, 2% to the transmission, 5% to the brakes, 2% to the suspension, 36% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 27% to the body and trim, and 8% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 59 repairs.
Non-members can see only ten 2011 BMW 1-Series problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2011 BMW 1-Series

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BMW 1-Series in Louisiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2011 0    
7700 0 Vanos system came apart mechanically damaged exhaust cam timing sensor. Tail light unit failed Door speaker failed 
36000  

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2011 BMW 1-Series 2dr Coupe

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 7-speed automated manual RWD

BMW 1-Series in Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2011 620    
2480 0 rear seat tray rattle 
6820 0 rear seat tray rattle still present when sold 
BMW 1-Series in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2010 0    
7000 0 Fixed pass. side mirror squeak when using the power folding feature. 
 
BMW 1-Series in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2010 0    
5580 0 Satellite radio became inoperative, Car spent 2 days in shop for repair. Appears to have been a software issue, reprogrammed. Loaner car provided 
10540 0 Third brake light assembly, lense cracked then broke off. Repaired no cost . Informed "common problem" 
 
BMW 1-Series in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2010 0    
3000 0 Reflashed, Oil Change CHMSL replaced Seat Back Remote Release Secured 
 

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2011 BMW 1-Series 2dr Coupe

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 1-Series in Tennessee, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2010 10000    
14000 0 Repaired radio. 
49000 0 A belt was squeaking. 
BMW 1-Series in Alberta, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2010 0    
620 0 Wind noise near B-pillar at about door handle level. Adjusted window to reduce wind noise (but not completely eliminate). 
2480 0 Wind noise again. Not willing to replace door seals, and no further adjustment of window pressure available. Will have to live with minor (or normal?) wind noise. Center console squeak / rattle. Dealer acknowledged problem, but didn't correct as I didn't want the console torn apart. Will consider at year-end oil change visit. 
3100 0 Replaced center armrest due to creaking diagnosed in Oct 2011. 
3720 0 Power steering hose failed, possibly damaged by dealer during performance suspension install. Replaced under warranty, but significant delay as part was ordered from Germany. 
7440 70 Creaking at base of windshield 
7840 0 Continuing rattles and creaks at base of windshield. 
9920  
BMW 1-Series in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2010 1000    
2000 0 Intake sensor 
10000 0 Trunk lid tail light cracked and popped out of trunk lid. Common problem on 128/135 BMWs. 
20000 0 Broken 3rd brake light. Replaced 
33000 0 3rd brake light broken again. This time, dealer said there was a TSB for this and replaced the light again 
46000 0 Third brakelight broken again. Light pops out of trunk lid and will eventually come out if not repaired. This is 3rd brake light they have replaced under warranty 
46000  

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2011 BMW 1-Series 2dr Coupe

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 1-Series in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2010 1000    
1000 0 Interference in all audio modes (Radio/Satt/CD) Took a while to reprogram. 
15000  

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2011 BMW 1-Series 2dr Convertible

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 7-speed automated manual RWD

BMW 1-Series in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2011 0    
2000 0 Sirius Radio function was lost from the OEM radio. After repeated attempts to reprogram radio/audio software failed BMW agreed to replace entire radio. Two days out of service. 
8000 0 Software update to correct erratic idle and failure to engage engine from standing start. Problem related to transmission software. 
15000  

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