Coolant Leak From Radiator on BMW X5

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.

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Average mileage: 95,214 (39,000–155,000)
Engines affected: 3.0L 6 Cylinder, 4.4L V8, 4.8L V8
8 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
22 people reported this problem
7 people shared problem details
2005 BMW X5- 4.4L V880,000
Leaking due to indicator malfunctio ....
2002 BMW X5- 3.0L 6 Cylinder155,000
small radiator leak. is this a recall?
2001 BMW X5- 4.4L V8134,000
How I can fix the house of the radiator colant whater leak
2003 BMW X5- 3.0L 6 Cylinder153,675
Engine started over heating found out it was the radiator leaking
2006 BMW X5- 3.0L 6 Cylinder71,115
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.
2002 BMW X5- 4.4L V8148,000
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
2007 BMW X5- 3.0L 6 Cylinder102,000
coolant leak, replaced radiator, fan and hoses
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