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2011 BMW 1-Series Repair Histories

53 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2011 BMW 1-Series. 27 of these members (50.9%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 74 repairs to 2011 BMW 1-Series--an average of 1.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

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2011 BMW 1-Series

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BMW 1-Series in Louisiana, United States
Feb 2011 - Sep 2012
7700 mi   Vanos system came apart mechanically damaged exhaust cam timing sensor. Tail light unit failed Door speaker failed 

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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
Jan 2011 - Dec 2012
2480 mi   rear seat tray rattle 
6820   rear seat tray rattle still present when sold 
BMW 1-Series in Texas, United States
Jun 2010 - May 2013
7000 mi   Fixed pass. side mirror squeak when using the power folding feature. 
BMW 1-Series in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2010 - May 2013
5580 mi   Satellite radio became inoperative, Car spent 2 days in shop for repair. Appears to have been a software issue, reprogrammed. Loaner car provided 
10540   Third brake light assembly, lense cracked then broke off. Repaired no cost . Informed "common problem" 
BMW 1-Series in Texas, United States
Aug 2010 - Jul 2013
3000 mi   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
Dec 2010 - Jul 2014
14000 mi   Repaired radio. 
49000   A belt was squeaking. 
BMW 1-Series in Alberta, Canada
Nov 2010 - Jun 2014
620 mi   Wind noise near B-pillar at about door handle level. Adjusted window to reduce wind noise (but not completely eliminate). 
2480   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   Replaced center armrest due to creaking diagnosed in Oct 2011. 
3720   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 C $70 Creaking at base of windshield 
7840   Continuing rattles and creaks at base of windshield. 
BMW 1-Series in North Carolina, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2014
2000 mi   Intake sensor 
10000   Trunk lid tail light cracked and popped out of trunk lid. Common problem on 128/135 BMWs. 
20000   Broken 3rd brake light. Replaced 
33000   3rd brake light broken again. This time, dealer said there was a TSB for this and replaced the light again 
46000   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 
51000   Car died after coming home from routine air filter and brake fluid change. Died mid start, couldn't close door or turn on hazard lights because there was no battery at all after attempting start 

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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
Jun 2010 - Oct 2012
1000 mi   Interference in all audio modes (Radio/Satt/CD) Took a while to reprogram. 

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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
Mar 2011 - Jun 2014
2000 mi   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   Software update to correct erratic idle and failure to engage engine from standing start. Problem related to transmission software. 
16000   Remove and replace transmission to remove and replace O-Ring that was leaking. O-Ring is part of Wire harness that connects to top of transmission. Repair required overnight stay in dealership. Repair stopped leak. 

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