really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

The NHTSA is the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints can be spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem. See the Back button — blue bar at the very top of the page — to explore more.

Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2016 BMW X1:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

Get free help with your lemon!
close ad
problem #3

Nov 162017


  • miles
Regarding "takata recall", I have had many times request to airbag recall, but BMW said always please wait, no room for recall during last 2 years.

- Mountain View, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 282017


  • miles
On 10/28, my daughter was involved in a frontal offset head on collision with a Chevy Silverado. The impact occurred inside of a turning lane where the Chevy was traveling approx. 15 mph, and my daughter began accelerating out of the turn lane at 5-10mph when they collided. The Silverado's airbags deployed, the bmws did not. No front airbags or knee airbags deployed. She hit her head on the steering wheel, while wearing her seatbelt, so this also begs the question, why the seatbelt pretensioners did not hold her back from the steering wheel. BMW 's also come equipped with emergency flashers upon accident, that did not happen either. My impression is that none of the BMW safety systems went into effect during this collision. BMW assist also never called, which again is another touted BMW safety system in all their cars.

- Fayetteville, AR, USA

problem #1

Dec 012016


  • 0 miles
Manufacturer has factory installed a device which automatically disables passenger side airbags when the passenger uses a seat cushion on the rather uncomfortable sport seat. We do not own a pet, nor do we use an infant car seat. We are a retied couple and the cushion is necessary in the passenger seat due to my wife's hip discomfort. BMW has refused to enable the air bags on the passenger side when anything is placed on the seat (other than a human behind!) the seat cushion between the passenger seat and the passenger deafeats the federally mandated air bag on that side.we are notifying BMW that this manufacturing design anomoly will cause us to hold them liable in the event of a front end collision where the air bag fails to operate. A simple overide is possible to cure this issue but BMW has refused to cooperate. Can you help us?

- Blue Bell, PA, USA