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Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 04-27-2016, 07:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,584
Posted By dmegeath
Battery - auto start stop

Agree w/Doug - charge up your existing battery first before jumping to a replacement. Had my 2013 X1 in the shop for the same symptom - and they kept it overnight and ran it on a battery charger. ...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 03-07-2016, 12:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,098
Posted By dmegeath
Driver's side air bag

BMW - search their site w/your VIN and you will see it has an upcoming recall on the driver's side airbag.

Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 12-13-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,621
Posted By dmegeath
X1 mileage

I assume you have the 4-cyl '28i' variant and rear wheel drive only? If so, I have the same combo and am averaging ~26 miles/gallon in the Sacramento area. Mileage notably improved and settled in...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 06-03-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,443
Posted By dmegeath
Polarizing lenses - LCD's

Made this comment direct to BMW through an online feedback form. Didn't expect to hear back and was rewarded with exactly that result.

Interesting that the plane of polarization for the other LCD...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 08-24-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,228
Posted By dmegeath
I too believe this is the automatic switch...

I too believe this is the automatic switch between internal recirculation of air to outside air intake. Nothing to worry about from my experience.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 04-18-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,093
Posted By dmegeath
Factory rep approved replacement

Word from dealer - factory rep approved replacement of both sides - the word was the paint job either had a bad or no primer coat on the plastic piece.

Driving a loaner 328 until they find the two...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 04-16-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,093
Posted By dmegeath
Photo of paint defect

Full size image - you can see the peel coming off. Scroll down/around.
http://home.comcast.net/~d.megeath/Megeath X1 _20140415 Paint defect.jpg
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 04-16-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,093
Posted By dmegeath
Paint failure, molding under driver's side

Found a blistered off patch of paint on my "Sportline" body molding, under the driver's side door yesterday. It appears the piece is plastic and the paint just flaked off.

No evidence of a rock...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 04-10-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,215
Posted By dmegeath
Good find on eBay - I just ordered a set for my...

Good find on eBay - I just ordered a set for my 2013; due to arrive 4/16/14.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 11-02-2013, 05:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,445
Posted By dmegeath
No problems at 1 year mark

Coincidentally, just sent in my JD Powers 1 year survey - have not had one issue with my X-1. Will be making an app't w/dealer for the 1st oil change next month.

S drive, 28i, Sport line
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 04-05-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,024
Posted By dmegeath
Here in California, using 91 octane and driving...

Here in California, using 91 octane and driving in flat Sacramento, I am averaging, per tank, around 25 MPG mixed 50/50 freeway/city driving; occasionally enjoying the thrill of on-ramp "how did I...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 03-04-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,377
Posted By dmegeath
Well we have both a Countryman and an X1. ...

Well we have both a Countryman and an X1.

Wife was pining for the Mini - we picked up a used 2011 Countryman-S (turbo) (dealer demo) early 2012 and she loves it. It actually has enough room for...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 12-19-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 13,226
Posted By dmegeath
ASS - I had to re-read the manual - when you want...

ASS - I had to re-read the manual - when you want to stop the car the secret is to take your foot off the brake pedal after putting it in Park, then hit the ASS button. Paranoid side of me has the...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 11-28-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,399
Posted By dmegeath
Mud flaps - had dealer install

I had the dealer install both front and rear wheel mud flaps before I took delivery - they had to pull the wheels off and drill/mount - figured best to let them own the process after spending nearly...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 11-27-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,033
Posted By dmegeath
RE: air bag tag

When I picked up my ride in Roseville, CA the dealer had removed the hanging airbag tag - leaving small little chunks of white stuff under the trim (I too ordered the brushed aluminum) - tweezers...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 11-16-2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,755
Posted By dmegeath
VIN etching on glass?

Are the X1's showing up w/VIN nr etched on the window glass?

If not, any experience with the do-it-yourself kits? Looking at VINGUARD that also includes stickers for the doors, hood and rear...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 11-08-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,694
Posted By dmegeath
promo's predicated on financing

to quote the BMW site: Qualified customers only. Available at participating BMW centers through BMW Financial Services NA, LLC. Applies only to specific models and only for specific model years....
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 10-30-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,004
Posted By dmegeath
Tracking the Topeka ... 30 Oct 2012

Tracking my X1 on its journey to Port Hueneme (and I notice others are also) ... even though the ship is out of range of the AIS land based location systems, you can catch up with it as it squawks...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 10-22-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,004
Posted By dmegeath
Order - Ship time

Ordered 27-Sept-2012; manufactured 12-Oct-2012; on the Topeka leaving Bremerhaven on 21-Oct-2012; ETA Port Hueneme (Southern California port) 14-Nov-2012. Then add processing time and truck shipment...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 09-24-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,843
Posted By dmegeath
Seats - sport seat worth it?

My local dealer in Northern California is just getting some X1's in - having test-drove the 4-banger rear wheel drive I'm now narrowing down options - Sport Line is one of the options, and I...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 08-25-2012, 06:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,734
Posted By dmegeath
Great photos! Early impressions of ride and...

Great photos! Early impressions of ride and handling?
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 08-03-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,379
Posted By dmegeath
X1 versus MBZ GLK?

Has anyone had a chance to compare the X1 to the 2013 models of the Mercedes Benz GLK (heard from a dealer that they are showing up any day now here in Northern Calif)?

I'm waiting for both to...
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