Coolant Leak From Radiator on BMW X5

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 87,792 (39,000–153,675)
Engines affected: 3.0L 6 Cylinder, 4.4L V8, 4.8L V8, 6 Cylinder
8 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
26 people reported this problem
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