Coolant Leak From Radiator on BMW 528i

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: 106,363 (58,000–170,000)
5 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2008, more2009
16 people reported this problem
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The car developed a coolant leak and had to be added monthly. All of a sudden, the coolant leaks out in less than 8 hours after being filled. Should be a recall.
Radiator Core Leak - required radiator replacement
Leak in radiator always needing coolant
Remplace la bomba del agua y aun sube la temperatura muy fuera de lo normal
This is the third time a radiator replacement has to occur within the last 70k miles. Bmw should have recalled or offer discount on this issue.
Four months ago, the "Low Coolant" warning light went on. I topped it off, and then 3 months later same thing. I took my car to the dealership, and the leak was coming from the radiator, and it will be replaced. Thanks goodness I had bought the extended warranty.
Replace Radiator
Crack in raditor, had to be replaced by BMW.