Water Pump May Develop Coolant Leak on BMW 325Ci

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The low coolant light may illuminate and/or the engine may overheat as a result of a coolant leak from the water pump. The leaking pump will require replacement and the entire cooling system should be inspected for leaks as it is not uncommon to find multiple leaks on higher mileage vehicles.

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: 89,500 (56,000–155,000)
6 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005, 2006
18 people reported this problem
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I bought the BMW 325ci used with 74000 miles on it from a dealer. In 70days with only a 60 day warranty, The low antifreeze light came on but the thermostat never flashed high or overheating and the car> the car in three days completely stalled and I was tole the engine cracked. $11000 for new engine on a car I paid 12,800 for go figure
I noticed my coolant level light on and saw that the coolant leaked out over time. I replaced the water pump. These issues they are discussing are all happening to my vehicle after the 93,000 mile mark.
Water pump, thermostat issues. Took awhile to fix. Light kept going on. Took back few times. Now better.