BMW X5 Coolant Leaks

Experiencing a coolant leak in your BMW X5? We offer affordable BMW repairs in Jacksonville, FL. Best labor and part rates in town.

The first edition of BMW’s popular Sport Activity Vehicle (SAV) line is the BMW X5. When BMW bought Land Rover, a company known for designing very sturdy, off-road vehicles in 1994, they started designing the BMW X5. Since 2006, when BMW stopped production of the e53 X5, they released two more generations of the X5—the e70 and the F15. Throughout its life, the X5 has become a very popular SAV in the US, selling over 200,000 units in its first seven years. One of the common issues with the X5 is coolant leaking from the car.

The first sign of a coolant leak is the warning light will begin to indicate low coolant levels, a matter easily solved by simply adding coolant. However, if the coolant warning light comes on again, the car is likely having a greater issue. Many times, by looking at the ground under the car, you should see a puddle of coolant on the asphalt. The car will also fill with a sweet syrupy smell, and then sometimes neither of the issues will occur, but the low coolant level light will stay on.

Because the coolant in a BMW runs through so many tubes, hoses, gaskets, and containers the problem could be a number of things. Most common in the BMW X5 is the valley pan—a staging area where coolant collects before being transferred to different parts of the engine block. The valley pan can corrode, and then it will leak coolant from a hole that just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Another common issue with older e53 X5s that have a low coolant level light is a cracked expansion tank.

Because the coolant leak could suggest a faulty head gasket or a broken auxiliary fan, this is a very serious issue that needs to be repaired immediately. Our trained BMW repair experts can identify the precise problem affecting the e53 X5’s coolant system and find a solution before any serious engine damage occurs.

Bavarian Rennsport is an independent BMW repair shop with factory trained BMW mechanics that have dealer-level expertise are at a fraction of the expense. Book your appointment online today!

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Our FREE Inspection includes a visual inspection of brakes, suspension, tires, and fluids, a visual inspection of engine bay for oil and coolant leaks, and fault code scan.

If your vehicle has a known issue, a diagnostic is required. Please be advised that in the event of any unexpected wait time other clients' vehicles may take longer than expected to diagnose and treat so unfortunate delays do occur. We will get to your vehicle as soon as possible.

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Pull up to the cones or park in a parking spot in the adjacent lot (white building).

After parking, place keys in blue dropbox.

What precautions are you taking during COVID-19 to ensure the health of our staff and customers?

✅ We keep a super clean shop, but we have kicked things up. We have completely disinfected our building with a hospital-grade disinfectant, which we are doing 3 times per day. We disinfect the surface area of every vehicle that we go in. We sterilize every piece of mail and received parts as each arrives. All of our staff are required to wear gloves and masks so please don’t be scared if you come to the shop. These measures are necessary to ensure we stay healthy for you and our families.
✅ We offer courtesy towing for repairs that exceed $1,500 (up to 25 miles). If your tow exceeds 25 miles, or if your repair is under $1,500, we charge $1.50 per mile.
✅ You must have an appointment. When you arrive for your appointment, pull up to the cones or park in a parking spot in the adjacent lot (white building). After parking, place keys in the blue dropbox.
✅ All inspections, estimates, approvals, payments will all be handled digitally. No cash will be accepted at this time.
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