Report: Coolant Leak From Radiator
BMW X5 Problem
Engines Affected: 3.0L 6 Cylinder, 4.4L V8
Average Mileage: 83,500 mi (39,000 mi - 148,000 mi)
It is not uncommon for the radiator to develop a coolant leak. A leaking radiator will require replacement. When a leaking radiator is replaced the entire cooling system should be inspected and if any additional leaks are found they should be repaired also.
Overheating can cause severe engine damage. If the engine begins to overheat it is recommended to stop at the first available location and have your vehicle towed to a repair shop.
Visitor, 2002 BMW X5, 4.4L V8, 148,000 mi
radiator cracked aftermarket replacement 500.00 A thousand miles later heater hoses went 700.00 dealer repair. The next week the upper radiator hose blew 300.00 dealer repair
Visitor, 2007 BMW X5, 3.0L 6 Cylinder, 102,000 mi
coolant leak, replaced radiator, fan and hoses