BMW X1 Recalled Because It Doesn’t Meet Federal Safety Standards

Ivan Leon

Expert Member
May 27, 2008
BMW is recalling 106,182 of its 2016 to 2019 X1 SUVs. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in the event of a crash where an occupant’s head contacts the B-pillar, the pillar may not absorb an adequate amount of the impact, as required by federal safety standards.

The B-pillar is part of the SUV frame where the front doors latch onto their locks, and it sits between the front passengers and the rear seat.

“BMW is diligently working on developing a remedy to address this issue as quickly as possible,” a spokesperson said to CR in an email.

Once a fix has been tested and approved, it will be implemented free of charge at authorised BMW Centres, the spokesperson said.

The automaker says it is not aware of any crashes or injuries related to this issue.

For now, there is no action for owners to take. The automaker will be in touch when a fix has been made available.

The Details
Vehicles involved: 106,182 X1 SUVs built from March 10, 2015, through May 2, 2019, including:
  • 2016 to 2019 X1 sDrive28i
  • 2016 to 2019 X1 xDrive28i
The problem: The B-pillar may not absorb enough of the impact when an occupant’s head hits it during a crash, as required by federal safety standards.

The fix: BMW says it’s working on developing a fix.