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BMW X5 Coolant Leak From Radiator

BMW X5 Problem
19 Reports
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Model Years Affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

Engines Affected: 3.0L 6 Cylinder, 4.4L V8, 4.8L V8

Average Mileage: 85,879 mi (39,000 mi - 153,675 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, , 3.0L 6 Cylinder, 153,675 mi

    Engine started over heating found out it was the radiator leaking

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  • Baba Yaga, , 4.4L V8, 80,000 mi

    Leaking due to indicator malfunctio ....

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  • Visitor, , 3.0L 6 Cylinder, 71,115 mi

    Similar issue. Sensor went off for low coolant, but did not notice anything leaking from the radiator. had the coolant topped off as it was extremely low. It was not until I had the engine overheat that the towing company noticed the radiator fluid leaking from my car. Had to have it and the thermostat replaced.

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  • Visitor, , 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

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  • Visitor, , 3.0L 6 Cylinder, 102,000 mi

    coolant leak, replaced radiator, fan and hoses

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