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2012 BMW 1-Series Problems and Repair Histories

22 TrueDelta members own a 2012 BMW 1-Series. 8 of these members (36.4%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 11 repairs to 2012 BMW 1-Series--an average of 0.5 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2012 BMW 1-Series problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2012 BMW 1-Series problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2012 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 2012 BMW 1-Series repairs by problem area

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36% of the 2012 BMW 1-Series repairs were to the engine, and 64% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems.

Chart based on 11 repairs.
Non-members can see only ten 2012 BMW 1-Series problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2012 BMW 1-Series 2dr Coupe

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

BMW 1-Series in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2011 3000    
20000 0 Headlights 

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2012 BMW 1-Series 2dr Coupe

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 1-Series in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2011 1000    
3000 0 Tail light had an electrical problem, needed to be replaced. 
7000  
BMW 1-Series in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2012 0    
2300 0 combox was replaced 
16000 0 Replace idrive computer display 
25000  

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2012 BMW 1-Series 2dr Coupe

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 1-Series in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2012 0    
10000 0 reset auto detect wipers. Also did first oil change and annual inspection. No other issues in first 10K miles. 
17000  
BMW 1-Series in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2011 0    
12700 0 Very rough intermittant idle at start up and occasionally at stop lights/signs. 
34000 0 Faulty electronic thermostat set off CEL. 
31000  

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2012 BMW 1-Series 2dr Coupe

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 1-Series in Arizona, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2012 6000    
11000 0 driver side window operated erratically. motor replaced. rear speakers had periods of intense static. replaced radio. 
 
BMW 1-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2011 0    
15000 0 Engine was misfiring under acceleration when extremely cold (8deg. F) a few months ago. Replaced VANOS solenoid(s) under warranty. 
26000  

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2012 BMW 1-Series 2dr Convertible

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

BMW 1-Series in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2012 18000    
38000 0 Hesitation. Missing. Chronic problem 

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