Hello, sorry to hear that. Unfortunately this happened to me as well (but I was in the middle of a trip and at a rest stop with the engine at idle), but I could add coolant and it would last about 30 miles or so, then the light came back on. It was replaced under warranty...information in quotes was taken off the repair order:
Originally Posted by Scabies
Hi there. Today I was sitting in my BMW X5 and the engine was running in idle. After 20 min I heard a noise coming from the engine area and steam start developing under the hood. I turned off the engine right away and opened the hood. There I had to see that the cooling fluid is running out somewhere at the bottom front of the engine. Now I am wondering. Is there a safety valve which releases the fluid by to much pressure caused by overheating? Or do I need to get a tow truck?
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"Found coolant hose running between both heads & upper radiator hose leaking" "Installed 17 12 7 536 236 :SA-Vent Pipe" "Installed 07 12 9 952 104 - Hose Clamp"
Not saying it is the same thing as yours, but it might be. Good luck
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