BMW 1-Series Recalls & Reliability
There have been 3 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEMRecall Date: 02/07/2013
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTORRecall Date: 06/08/2010
SEAT BELTS:FRONTRecall Date: 07/01/2009
Our reliability score is based on the J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) rating or, if unavailable, the J.D. Power Predicted Reliability rating.
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BMW's standard warranty provides basic coverage for the first four-years or 50,000 miles. BMW also offers a full maintenance program where regularly scheduled maintenance is complimentary at any BMW dealership.
The newness of the 1-series makes determining its reliability difficult, but it does share the same drivetrain as the larger BMW 3-Series. Consumer Guide reports the 3-Series 3.2 engine in models from 2001 to 2003 had connecting-rod-bearing issues, possibly because car owners had difficulties finding the recommended 10W-60 synthetic oil for the engine. Those models received an extended warranty for six years or 100,000 miles.
- "BMW's new entry-level cars deliver the marque's revered panache and dynamic properties with few other sacrifices, making them noteworthy additions to the line--and your shopping list." -- Consumer Guide
- "All 1 Series include no-cost, no-charge wear and tear items for four years / 50,000 miles and no-charge road assist for four years." -- The Auto Channel