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2013 BMW X1 repairs by problem area

Engine (49%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (4%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (7%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (24%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (2%)

Other (9%)

Chart based on 45 repairs.
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2013 BMW X1 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (3%)

$500 - $999 (11%)

$100 - $499 (14%)

< $100 (71%)

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Chart based on 35 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2013 BMW X1

Engine not specified

BMW X1 in South Carolina, United States
Mar 2014 - Jul 2014
Apr 2014

2000 mi
Replace fuel injector 

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2013 BMW X1 4dr SUV

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW X1 in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2015 - Sep 2016
Apr 2015

15700 mi
Periodic restarting of navigation system. New nav system replaced. 
BMW X1 in Virginia, United States
Jun 2014 - Jun 2018
Dec 2015

22000 mi

US $500
can't remember the exact issue, AC system not working, had to be replaced 
BMW X1 in California, United States
Sep 2012 - Sep 2015
Aug 2013

8900 mi

US $10
Low coolant warning, added coolant. Coolant leak? Low engine oil, added 1qt oil. 
Nov 2013

9000 mi
Engine Malfunction warning - "Valvetronic System Deactivated Adjustment Fault". Replaced Valvetronic motor, eccentric shaft, gasket, needle bearings. Coolant leak - Replaced pressure expansion tank cap 
May 2015

23000 mi

US $1900
Replaced cracked windshield, hit by a rock. Very expensive replacement by BMW. BMW windshield required for lease return. 
BMW X1 in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2016 - Jun 2018
May 2017

33000 mi
BMW Assist 
BMW X1 in Alberta, Canada
Dec 2013 - Dec 2014
Jul 2014

11160 mi

C $50
The indash monitoring system indicated that the coolant was low. Added 750ml of 50/50 antifreeze 
Dec 2014

13640 mi
It appears that the head gasket has failed. There is evidence of coolant washing 4 cylinders. There is also evidence of water in the oil (from oil analysis). 

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2013 BMW X1 4dr SUV

turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-speed shiftable automatic RWD

BMW X1 in California, United States
Oct 2013 - Jun 2018
Nov 2013

15000 mi
low coolant. Pressure tested, no leak found Check engine light came on. 
Jun 2016

58000 mi

US $460
Thermostat heater failed. Took two trips to repair, initial replacement part was bad. 
Jun 2017

76000 mi

US $100
One headlight bulb had failed 
BMW X1 in New Mexico, United States
Dec 2013 - May 2014
May 2014

23333 mi

US $578
Replaced Breytone wheel and painted to match other wheels. 
BMW X1 in North Carolina, United States
Aug 2013 - Jan 2014
Aug 2013

9000 mi
Fuel injector replaced 
BMW X1 in California, United States
Jul 2016 - Jun 2018
Nov 2016

39700 mi
Service engine light. Dealer replaced thermostat. Covered by warranty. 

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2013 BMW X1 4dr SUV

turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

BMW X1 in Nova Scotia, Canada
May 2017 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

70060 mi

C $54
After market alloys 
BMW X1 in Georgia, United States
Jan 2017 - Jun 2018
Oct 2017

10000 mi
Failure of passenger seat restraint system warning light keeps going off. problem fixed by moving passenger seat back all the way. Don't know what is causing this. It seems to be temperature related. It only happens when outside temperature is above 70 degrees. The repair was unsuccessful. 
BMW X1 in Wisconsin, United States
Feb 2017 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

57000 mi
Engine malfunction error. Reduced Power. Dealer said it was a misconfiguration with air sensors 
BMW X1 in Tennessee, United States
Nov 2016 - Jun 2018
Jan 2018

64000 mi
Dealer replaced comfort access door handle that failed 
Jun 2018

72000 mi

US $50
Turbo actuator replaced, valve cover gasket replaced Front differential replaced due to leaking fluid Thermostat replaced 
BMW X1 in Florida, United States
Aug 2014 - Jun 2018
Apr 2018

37000 mi

US $600
Turbo wastegate 
May 2018

37000 mi

US $350
Service engine soon light on. Replaced thermostat, cooling flush and refilled 
BMW X1 in Delaware, United States
Mar 2017 - Jun 2018
Feb 2018

83000 mi

US $660
Rotors, Pads, and brake hardware replaced. Thrust arms replaced, Cracked inner bushings, 
BMW X1 in Tennessee, United States
Oct 2015 - Feb 2019
May 2016

28000 mi
Shuddering on acceleration, mainly at low speeds and only with some throttle openings Driver's seat belt would sometimes not extend. 
Aug 2016

33000 mi
Transfer case replaced under warranty; this caused the shuddering on acceleration reported in May, 2016. 
Jun 2017

41000 mi

US $400
Replace spark plugs 
Jun 2018

523000 mi

US $250
Car computer said brake fluid needed replacing. 
BMW X1 in California, United States
Sep 2012 - Mar 2015
Mar 2013

8000 mi
One of the steering headlights failed, giving an error message. The headlight was replaced. It took two days to get the part. I have to say I was very impressed, I got use of an X1 loaner and they also updated the NAV software. 
Dec 2013

21000 mi
Both sideview mirrors were not heating to defog. Both mirror glass pieces replaced. 
Jan 2014 When changing the oil, the technician cross threaded the drain plug. A repair was attempted using a threaded insert. Now the oil pan will be replaced. Part is on order, from Germany, they are expecting 10-12 days for delivery. 
Apr 2014

24500 mi
Thermostat replaced. The car produced a "service engine soon" light. Side view mirrors replaced again due to not heating to defog. 
BMW X1 in Minnesota, United States
Oct 2012 - Sep 2015
Nov 2014

31000 mi
Leaking air conditioning, still waiting to get the car back 
BMW X1 in British Columbia, Canada
Oct 2012 - May 2016
Dec 2012

1240 mi
Front right headlight washer replaced 
BMW X1 in Colorado, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2018
Oct 2015

34500 mi
Ventilation fan had a high pitch whine. fan unit was replaced 
Oct 2017

57800 mi
engine is smoking and is not stopping smoking at start up and warm up. white smoke. Repair is not defined at this time, vehicle is still in the BMW garage. 
BMW X1 in Quebec, Canada
May 2017 - Apr 2018
Oct 2017

52700 mi

C $75
Front Right top plate noisy. 
Apr 2018

56420 mi
Car stalls out when selected into drive when cold. Seems ok after restart. Will repeat occasionally when started cold. No repair attempted yet. Squeaky rear suspension started on right side now seems to be coming from both sides. Suspect corrosion on bushing. Will troubleshoot as soon as weather warms up. 

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