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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,500 miles

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2014 BMW X1 body / paint problems

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2014 BMW X1 Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 112014

X1 4-cyl

  • 14,500 miles


Driving from a parking slot at carl's jr., my car suddenly accelerated with a loud engine roar, to approximately 80-90 mph, jumped over a curb over an island, run through three parking slots, hit another curb and hit a palm tree-which finally stopped my car- at a distance of about 50-60 feet from my parked position. I was stepping on the brakes for the whole 5-6 seconds until my car hit the palm tree. The brake just did not work. Mistakenly stepping on the accelerator, is out of the question--with all the jarring and swaying--any idiot will step on the brake, which I did. My wife is hospitalized with a fractured spine and I suffer recurrent headaches. BMW and allstate promised to investigate but no earlier than 3 months after the accident!

- Anaheim, CA, USA

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