Used BMW X1 2015-present review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Advice for buyers

Used BMW X1 2015-present
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Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used BMW X1 estate?

Non-engine electrics

Some owners have complained of failures that involve non-engine electrics, including the DAB radio, the sat-nav and the entire infotainment system. Many have had to wait a long time for replacement parts and had to pay quite a lot of money in the process. 

Swivel bearings

A manufacturing flaw with the swivel bearings on the front suspension could lead to fractures in the part over time. This affects vehicles made between 24 April 2018 and 1 May 2018, and you can find out if your car is affected by contacting your BMW dealer.

Rear lights

The wrong securing nuts might have been used to hold the rear lights in place at the factory on some X1s manufactured between 5 October 2018 and 18 January 2019. Find out from a BMW dealer if your car is affected by this.

Crankshaft sensor

A problem with the crankshaft sensor of some examples built from 16 May 2018 and 8 June 2018 could lead to the engine going into an emergency reduced power mode and limit performance. A BMW dealer will be able to confirm if your X1 is affected by this and arrange to have the sensor replaced.

Is a used BMW X1 estate reliable?