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Unread 01-02-2014, 07:39 PM   #1
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2014 JGC Radiator Leak?

Went to change my wife's oil and smelled coolant. Looks like the tank is leaking? It has 10k miles on it. We bought it this past summer.

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Unread 01-03-2014, 08:33 AM   #2
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I had a very minor leak in mine at about 2k, clearly factory defect. Brought it in and had it back the next day.
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Unread 01-03-2014, 10:16 AM   #3
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Remember all manufacturers buy from suppliers. In this case it looks like this is another aluminum alloy/ phenolic radiator which is common through out the industry. Main manufacturer was Behr and now there are many other suppliers available. Without a doubt these radiators will eventually fail and that failure is about 10 years service. This is the radiator system BMW has been using for well over 20 years and I have replaced a number of them. They either have failure of the hose neck which cracks completely off or a seam failure where the phenolic is bonded to the aluminum alloy. Yours looks like typical seam failure.
I know it is way cheaper but it also not nearly as dependable so hoping yours is an isolated case...
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Unread 01-03-2014, 10:05 PM   #4
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Turbo, was yours in the same area?
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Unread 01-04-2014, 10:16 AM   #5
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Turbo, was yours in the same area?
Unfortunately I never located the exact location. It came from the driver side but didn't see anything up top, but noticed a drip, literally a single drip, on the ground and some on the under paneling. I'm lead to believe it was lower down as a result but can't confirm.

I'm with you fun, while not ideal, I did search and found maybe 1 other person with a 2011 that mentioned anything + Stephen. Given that size this is just an unlucky draw.
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Unread 02-08-2015, 12:35 PM   #6
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My 2014 JGC Limited V6 had the same little leak, driver side top. Dealer replaced rad at 12,000 miles. Took 3 days to get the part in. Annoying.
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Unread 02-14-2015, 06:33 PM   #7
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Hope you don't mind me posting this, but Under 7k on the wife's Durango and driver side is leaking.

Edit, just out of curiosity are all of these with the trailer package??
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