2013 BMW 1-Series BMW 1-Series 2013

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2013 BMW 1-Series repairs by problem area

Engine (31%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (10%)

Suspension and Steering (7%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (31%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (14%)

Other (0%)

Chart based on 29 repairs.
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2013 BMW 1-Series repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (5%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (5%)

< $100 (91%)

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Chart based on 22 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2013 BMW 1-Series

Engine not specified

BMW 1-Series in Illinois, United States
Dec 2014 - Jul 2015
Jun 2015

25000 mi
Car Stumbling/hesitating upon acceleration. Shifter does not slide into park after pushing park button 

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2013 BMW 1-Series 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 215hp 2.0L I4 8-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 1-Series in New South Wales, Australia
May 2015 - Dec 2017
May 2015

13020 mi
Replacement of right hand side headlight due to condensation 

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2013 BMW 1-Series 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 315hp 3.0L I6 8-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW 1-Series in Great Britain
May 2013 - Sep 2016
Jul 2013

3500 mi
MAF sensor replaced 
Aug 2016

24600 mi

£200
Stiffness and odd steering feel traced to a U/S joint in the steering column. Rod and joint in column replaced. 

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2013 BMW 1-Series 2dr Coupe

turbocharged 320hp 3.0L I6 7-speed automated manual RWD

BMW 1-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2014 - Sep 2017
Apr 2016

15200 mi
Navigation system not calculating long routes properly - routing 100's of miles out of the way. 
Dec 2016

17000 mi
Brake wear transducer broken. Replaced at no charge 
Jun 2017

19000 mi

US $1100
Oil housing was leaking. Gasket replaced 
BMW 1-Series in Texas, United States
Dec 2014 - Apr 2018
Mar 2017

34000 mi
Power steering pump. Impeller disintegrated. System flushed for fragments, pump replaced. Work performed under warranty. 
BMW 1-Series in Washington, United States
Apr 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2015

15000 mi
RPM surging at idle, throttle lag when at a rolling stop (car has DCT tranny malice keyless entry not working. Repairs consist of software updates and FOB reprogram. Still experiencing lag, but better if I drive in manual mode. 
Feb 2016

19900 mi
the sport button light stopped working; dealer replaced under warranty. 
BMW 1-Series in North Carolina, United States
Dec 2014 - Sep 2016
Sep 2016

20000 mi
Trim piece at bottom front of drivers seat kept falling off. It appears that one of the three mounting projections on the back of the trim piece had broken. Replaced. 

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2013 BMW 1-Series 2dr Coupe

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

BMW 1-Series in California, United States
Dec 2014 - May 2016
Jul 2015

20200 mi
Electronic interference: Car powered up upon trunk opening using the key fob. This happened only once and the dealer could not reproduce. 
BMW 1-Series in Virginia, United States
Dec 2014 - Oct 2015
Oct 2015

32000 mi
Air compressor went out and had to be replaced. I am still under warranty. However, the shop said it would have cost $2800 if it had not been under warranty. 

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2013 BMW 1-Series 2dr Coupe

230-horsepower 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 1-Series in Maryland, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
Jan 2017

32000 mi
Drivers window, in 1 out of every 15 or so times closing it, would go up halfway and then auto reverses and go down again. Fm radio should switch from hd to regular when signal is weak. Instead, hd signal cuts out for several seconds, returns, cuts out, etc. Becuase dealer is in city they could not replicate weak signal. Same prob reported by other yokels. Check engine light came on, power reduced. Light went off after car warmed up and engine power better. Dealer made repairs and reset light. Drove car home. Next time driven, check engine light returned and stayed on. 
BMW 1-Series in Texas, United States
Mar 2015 - Dec 2016
Apr 2016

18200 mi
oil filter housing cover gasket leaking; replaced o-ring to solve problem 
BMW 1-Series in Washington, United States
Dec 2014 - Jul 2018
Mar 2018

32000 mi
Airbags replaced due to recall 

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2013 BMW 1-Series 2dr Convertible

turbocharged 320hp 3.0L I6 6-speed manual RWD

BMW 1-Series in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2015 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

51000 mi
Parking brake squeal if car smove back after being parked. 
Feb 2017

66000 mi
Water pump failed. 

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2013 BMW 1-Series 2dr Convertible

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

BMW 1-Series in California, United States
Dec 2014 - Mar 2017
Dec 2015

16000 mi
DCT transmission stalls for 2-4 seconds after slowing down, stopping and then stepping on gas to go. Very dangerous. After repair, car drives better, but problem still there, although not quite as frequent and stall is shorter in duration. 

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2013 BMW 1-Series 2dr Convertible

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

BMW 1-Series in Oregon, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2018
Aug 2015

15000 mi
Navigation screen trim plate plastic began peeling 
Sep 2015

17000 mi
part failed to come in had to return 2nd time 
Oct 2016

23200 mi
Electric door lock module for drivers door was replaced due to intermittent failure 
Aug 2017

27000 mi
Air bag recall replacement 
BMW 1-Series in New York, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2018
Oct 2016

16000 mi
Update and retrofit of the cellular systems 
BMW 1-Series in Virginia, United States
Dec 2014 - Dec 2016
Nov 2015

25000 mi
Engine oil sensor defective. Brake system sensor defective. Discovered by Tech while scanning the computer for an unrelated sensor warning. 

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