Reliability of the BMW X1

The ADAC breakdown statistics determine which BMW models are the most reliable and which have broken down most – a good help when buying a used BMW X1.

In the statistics for 2021, all the breakdowns for which the German Yellow Angels had to move out in 2020 were recorded and evaluated. There is enough data available that gives an objective picture of the reliability of the BMW X1.

BMW X1 Reliability

Breakdowns in the 2020 calendar year

EZ 2011 EZ 2012 EZ 2013 EZ 2014 EZ 2015 EZ 2016 EZ 2017 EZ 2018
7,5 7,2 6,9 6,2 7,0 4,0 1,2 1,2

Breakdowns in the 2019 calendar year

EZ 2010 EZ 2011 EZ 2012 EZ 2013 EZ 2014 EZ 2015 EZ 2016 EZ 2017
9,3 8,4 6,6 5,5 4,3 4,6 1,4 1

Legend: Number of breakdowns per 1,000 vehicles registered (= breakdown index) by year of first registration (EZ)

Source: ADAC

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If you wish to know more about eventual problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.

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Recent X1 Recalls

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08. 12. 2020

A short circuit in the high-voltage battery could occur during initial charging due to a particle in the form of a … .

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23. 01. 2020

The connector of the positive battery cable on the front power distribution box may be damaged over the lifetime of the … .

BMW-X1-2016-recall-tie-rod-end
12. 10. 2019

A spherical-collar disk is missing on the tie rod end of the steering gear. Consequently, the steering gear might break due … .

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