Water Pump Problems of Toyota Camry - part 1



Toyota Camry owners have reported 35 problems related to water pump (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Water Pump problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 1
Failure Date: 10/24/2016

New water pump installed at time of purchase in 2013 at 89k miles. Engine currently at 151k miles as of 10/2016 and water pump needs replacing again. Estimated ~$1200+ for 15hrs labor and parts.

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car image   Water Pump problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 2
Failure Date: 08/18/2016

I have a 2009 Toyota Camry se with 53,000 miles on it. There was a noise coming from the engine during driving . Upon inspection I found out that there was no coolant in the reservoir. I also found that there was pink powder residue on the engine near the serpentine belt where the water pump is located . Did some research on the internet and found out many other people with the cars built from 2007-2009 Camrys had the same issue under warranty. Some cars had 10,000 miles or less with the problem. Also found out Toyota replaced the water pumps on these Camrys with a waterpump built from a different company. I filled the reservoir with coolant and took it to Toyota and they said indeed the water pump was leaking. They would not cover the costs under warranty since it had expired. There would be no coolant leaking under the car. During many of the oil changes the Toyota technicians would add coolant and top it off and never mentioned anything about the water pump leaking . I only found out because I saw the coolant reservoir was empty and started looking for a leak. I believe Toyota knew these water pumps were defective , and only changed it for people who complained about the problems under warranty with a different manufacturer of the water pump free of charge . Engines without coolant can get hot and catch fire. Please look into this issue of defective water pumps.

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car image   Water Pump problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 3
Failure Date: 07/07/2016

Took my vehicle to the dealership for a simple oil/filter change on July 7, 2016. I was told the water pump had leak and requiring the pump to be replaced. I was quoted to pay about $530 to get a new water pump replacement. I did look up the similar problem related to 2009 Camry. My vehicle has just over 50,000 miles mostly highway driven mileage. There have been more cases reported and supposedly to be a recall issued for new york state residents with similar complaints/problems. I don't know whether the local marietta dealership in georgia ripping me off or not. I did not ask for the old water pump to be returned to me after the work was done. I did not see the leak at all in my garage. I would appreciate it very much if there was unannounced recall from Toyota, I would be eligible for my water pump replacement bill.

car image   Water Pump problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 4
Failure Date: 04/01/2016

The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to the dealer for a manufacturer's satisfaction campaign for the water pump. During the dissembling of the vehicle, the technician notified the contact that the vehicle had a 2003 motor and that the repairs could not be performed. The vehicles water pump and tensioners were repaired, however during a test drive at the dealer the technician blew a block in the engine. The vehicle was towed back to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the vehicle would need a new motor. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 137,000.

car image   Water Pump problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 5
Failure Date: 11/19/2015

Water pump fail on 79800. Start make crank noise and then antifreeze star spill all over.

car image   Water Pump problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 6
Failure Date: 09/08/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that while driving at 60 mph, the vehicle lost power. The accelerator pedal was depressed but the vehicle failed to accelerate. Upon further inspection, the contact noticed coolant leaking from the front of the vehicle. The vehicle had previously been inspected by an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the water pump needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired at that time. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence where the water pump was replaced by an independent mechanic. However, the vehicle failed to start. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 94,500. Oo.


car image   Water Pump problem of the 2008 Toyota Camry 7
Failure Date: 09/17/2014

My engine mounts were broken -all of them. Thought the engine was idling rough, but the engine was moving around within the car and "could have fallen out" is what I understood the mechanic to say. I previously reported very premature failure of brakes, broken water pump, belts, and more. Now the engine mounts. I do not drive fast, and I drive smooth highways, not our locally bad streets. No reason the mounts should all be broken. There should be a recall on engine mounts and water pumps at the very least.

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car image   Water Pump problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 8
Failure Date: 09/05/2014

My Toyota Camry car got water pump leak issue and it overheated my engine and it needed engine replacement. I am out of warranty period. It has 36k miles on it and 5 year 6months old. Toyota dealer asking me to replace the engine, water pump, and other misc parts. I have not received any recall notice. Is my VIN number missed in recall. Am I ripped off because of Toyota issue.

car image   Water Pump problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 9
Failure Date: 07/04/2014

Driving north on a highway I experienced the battery check and check engine light turned on, as well as lost power steering. Pulled off at the first available exit to see what happened, engine was no longer powering the wheels and I coasted to a stop on a ramp where I was forced to wait for police assistance. Opening the hood I saw the serpentine belt thrown off the engine and steaming from the belt side, after police helped me push the car to a nearby parking lot there was noticeable wobble in the water pump which allowed antifreeze to leak out and get sprayed inside the engine compartment. The next day the vehicle was towed to a dealer who wanted to run a diagnostic and then wanted to disassemble the engine to see the extent of the damage. I was informed that the cylinder head was warped due to the loss of coolant when the water pump failed and that they saw this often enough to be sure of the cause. Water pump failed at around 31,000 miles with no leakage beforehand. This seems to be an issue with the Camry that Toyota is refusing to admit to and assist in repairs. Due to self maintenance of car they claim damage was most likely showing and ignored by us.

car image   Water Pump problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 10
Failure Date: 05/08/2014

The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that while attempting to stop, the vehicle made a loud bang sound and stalled. The contact mentioned that multiple warning lamps illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was merged to the side of the road but failed to restart after several attempts. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the water pump needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 55,000 and the current mileage was 56,000.


 
car image   Water Pump problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 11
Failure Date: 02/17/2014

1st repair: 2/17/2014: check engine light/smoking/stalling: replace water pump and drive belt $539. 2nd repair: 4/07/2014: check engine light/rough idle: replace spark plugs and #2 coil, air filter $540. 3rd repair: 4/04/2014: check engine light/rough idle/overheated: cracked head gasket, replace thermostat, oil valve, coolant, coil plug clips found broken from previous repair $1811 (occurred while on a trip -stranded, 2 weeks w/o car due to location of repair shop due to being on vacation) 4th repair: 5/23/2014: check engine light/stalling: found oil leaking into spark plug tube shorting coil; replaced valve cover gasket, sealed spark plug tubes $560 total repair from 2/17 to 5/23/2014 grand total: $3450 we purchased vehicle on the pretense of a very reliable/low maintenance. Very disappointed and not very likely to ever recommend Toyota to anyone. Our question remains. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Can we get any reimbursement. The Toyotat service advisor was surprised that the water pump, which started this fiasco, failed with such low mileage.

car image   Water Pump problem of the 2004 Toyota Camry 12
Failure Date: 02/13/2014

We first noticed coolant leaking on our garage floor after our 20yr mechanic and trusted friend replaced our water pump. We took the car in to have him look at the problem and he told us we had a "pulled" head gasket. He said he could not do that type of work and referred us to another mechanic who pressure tested and ran other diagnostics before hoisting the car on the racks. Upon inspection he saw coolant dripping from the intake manifold and proceeded to remove and inspect that part of the engine. Eventually, the head and other parts to reveal the loose bolts with stripped threads. We believe this is a manufacturers defect and feel some compensation and restitution must be levied. Upon further research from different forums we have documented pages of similar complaints from across the nation. Please make our concerns heard. We currently have no car to drive and $ 0 money to purchase another vehicle.

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car image   Water Pump problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 13
Failure Date: 12/27/2013

Driving on highway, heat gauge spiked suddenly. While trying to bring the vehicle to stop and pull to the shoulder , engine is lost. I had the vehicle towed to a Toyota dealer and was told that engine was lost due to water pump failure. They estimated $ 6,000 cost for a replacement engine. Six months and less tan 5,000 miles before the incident, Toyota dealer offered $11,000 for the vehicle during the oil change service. Vehicle was always serviced at the Toyota dealer. Six months before the incident, I was told by the dealer that (when dealer offered $11,000), there might be a slight water leak, but, it is a known issue, and therefore, keep watching the coolant level. I kept watching the coolant level as they told me. Coolant level was normal before I started to drive right before the incident and within 50 miles of driving engine was lost. It was within an hour of checking the coolant level.

car image   Water Pump problem of the 2005 Toyota Camry 14
Failure Date: 11/19/2013

2005 Toyota Camry. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle engine being defective. The check engine light illuminated. A diagnosis revealed water was in the engine and it would need to be replaced at a cost of $1,858. 33 the consumer was informed, the heads could not be removed, because of an engine defect. The screws on the manifold or heads were coming loose and that's how water entered the engine, and the head gasket had blown. The consumer stated about a month ago, she started having problems with the vehicle. She was informed the ignition needed to be replaced. Also, the water pump, and alternator were replaced. The air compressor and heater sensor element failed. Updated 05/12/14.

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car image   Water Pump problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 15
Failure Date: 07/23/2013

The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that the pulley for the water pump failed and caused the serpentine belt to fail as well. The contact stated that the vehicle did not over heat prior to the failure. The pulley was rattling and making noise prior to the failure. The vehicle had not been taken to the dealer. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileages were 74,000.

car image   Water Pump problem of the 2008 Toyota Camry 16
Failure Date: 05/13/2013

2008 Toyota solara. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle water pump leak. The consumer stated the vehicle began having problems, so she immediately pulled over and called road side assistance. The next the vehicle was towed to the dealership. A day later, the consumer was informed the engine overheated, because there was a leak coming from the water pump.

car image   Water Pump problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 17
Failure Date: 03/19/2013

In March 2013, I took my car to my dealer for a scheduled oil change and also because I had noticed a ticking noise under the hood. The service technician stated that because it was a rainy day, he could not hear the ticking noise during his test drive. I was still concerned, and asked him if he was sure it was ok for me to continue driving it because I heard the noise every time I took off from a stop. He said it was fine to drive and to bring it back in if the noise continues. In may 2013, at 64,756 miles, I brought the car in again because the ticking noise was continuing and seemingly getting louder. A different technician checked it, and afterwards I received the devastating news that my car experienced "internal engine failure" and needed the engine replaced. I was given some price estimates for used engines, none of which were warrantied for more than a year. When I informed them of my inability to afford an engine replacement, Toyota suggested that my car undergo an oil consumption test by my dealer, which I did. After 1,000 miles, the dealer determined the car was not burning oil excessively. Toyota then offered no further assistance; the dealer then offered me a discount on the engine replacement. In all the years I owned the car, the check engine light had never once come on. (the only other issue I had had with the vehicle was a water pump failure on 5/22/2012, which was replaced at 56,891 miles. ) I have all documentation showing that timely oil changes were performed for the entire life of the vehicle.

car image   Water Pump problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 18
Failure Date: 12/29/2012

On December 29, 2012 the dealer told me that the water pump was leaking and needed to be replacea as well as the 4 front struts. February 2014 took the car for an oil change 85 thousand miles. Told that my card did not have much oil, of course I blamed them, I thought they were lying. Because I always have my oil change every 5 thousand miles, so I asked them to check their records. I took the car to be inspected another mechanic, the car has no oil leak. I took the car to be inspected another mechanic, the car has no oil leak. I mechanic told me that that problems is with piston rings and it will cost me a lot to fix it. Since I cannot effort to get it fix I been adding 1. 5 quarter of oil every 2,000 miles.

car image   Water Pump problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 19
Failure Date: 12/29/2012

I took my car for an oil change at 85 thousand miles to a local mechanic , and I was told that my card did not have much oil, of course I blamed them, I thought they were lying. I always have my oil change every 5 thousand miles and did not have a problem before. I took the car to be inspected by another mechanic; he found no oil leaks. The mechanic told me that the problem is with piston rings and it will cost me a lot to fix it. Since I cannot effort to get it fix right now, I been adding at least a 1. 5 quarter of oil every 2,000 miles. On December 2012 I had problems with 4 front struts leaking and water pump. Thank you very much maria.

car image   Water Pump problem of the 2003 Toyota Camry 20
Failure Date: 12/28/2012

In November 2012, I was told by my the dealer that there was a leak in my water pump in my 2003 Toyota Camry. I got a second opinion and I was told that my water pump had a slow leak and that I should get it repaired. In December 2012, my car ran hot and was smoking really bad. Dealer stated that my I needed a new engine. I asked what was the issue and they stated that my head gaskets were blown. I asked the dealer could they repair the head gaskets and the answer was I needed a new engine. Got a second opinion who then told me that I had stripped head bolts and car could be repaired. Had car repaired and the car is running fine 173,000. I started doing research on the internet and literally I found hundreds of people with this same issue. I proceeded to call Toyota (twice) and the second call did admit that there was a service bulletin issued in Nov 2011 alerting the dealers how to repair the stripped head bolts. I could not believe how many people were having this issue and the fact that this is a defect in the construction of the 2. 4 engine for the 2003 Toyota Camry. Toyota will not acknowledge that there was a major defect with this years Camry. And what is further more dishearting is that the representative at Toyota said that I should expect to make repairs on my car with the type of mileage I have. And I do agree but I should be able to get more without the defect. Is there any way I can get Toyota to acknowledge the defect by filing this claim and in addition to the other claims on this website.

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car image   Water Pump problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 21
Failure Date: 12/18/2012

The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that he heard an abnormal noise under the hood. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to be inspected. The failure was located at the water pump, which was fractured and leaking fluid. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 59,834 and the current mileage was 65,096.

car image   Water Pump problem of the 2005 Toyota Camry 22
Failure Date: 11/29/2012

At 60667 miles, car diagnosed with oil pan and water pump leakage. Cost of repair approximately $900 at Toyota dealership. Car has been garage kept and maintained at recommended intervals with no previous problems. While Toyota had a massive recall for defective water pumps and with no apparent mileage limit and for years as far back as 2001 models, the 2005 base Camry did not receive a recall even though the water pump leakage in this model year is obviously an issue.

car image   Water Pump problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 23
Failure Date: 11/09/2012

When I do 70k miles maintenance in Toyota dealer, they told me my car has water pump leak, oil pan gasket leak and front struts leak. And I heard many Camry owner suffered from water pump leak. I think it is potential safety issue. So I report this. No accident happen.

car image   Water Pump problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 24
Failure Date: 09/18/2012

2007 Toyota Camry le 6 cyl. - premature water pump failure with 32,755 miles. The dealership was aware of the technical service bulletin regarding leaking water pumps. They claimed that they would give me a discount on a new pump. . . . Labor & parts totaled over $800. 00 !!.

car image   Water Pump problem of the 2008 Toyota Camry 25
Failure Date: 06/17/2012

I was driving my Toyota Camry home from work, when my engine starting smoking and all the engine light came on. I had it towed to a dealership to be checked out and was told that my water pump had froze up, causing my motor and everything under the hood to be burn up. My heat indicator light didn't not come on at anytime. If I had known there was a problem with the pump would have had the car checked out. I was told my Toyota that it was not their problem.