Aging plastic components in the cooling system—including the connecting pipes to the radiator—can fail unexpectedly.
Average mileage: 137,740 (70,000–250,000)
Engine affected: 2.5L 5 Cylinder
23 people reported this problem
T-connector snapped off and got coolant everywhere. I was parking, so no engine damage. Replaced, but still trying to work out what else was wrong. Replacing the aux (electric) cooling pump now...
I'm in Vancouver, Canada, but put "Blaine, WA" as CA postal codes aren't accepted. "Mileage" is 408,000 km, about 250k miles.
Driving my VW Winneibago in Rio Vista, Texas and heard a large WHACK sound then grinding. Stopped in a parking lot and the antifreeze was running out, apparently the fan had disintegrated after further investigation it had sheered off and broken into many pieces and damaged the the Radiator. Send me money!!!