Water Pump Problems of Toyota Camry



Toyota Camry owners have reported 24 problems related to water pump (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Water Pump problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 1
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.

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car image   Water Pump problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 2
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 3
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.

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car image   Water Pump problem of the 2004 Toyota Camry 4
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 5
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 6
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 7
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 8
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.

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car image   Water Pump problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 9
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 10
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 11
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 12
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 2007 Toyota Camry 13
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 14
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 2007 Toyota Camry 15
Failure Date: 12/21/2011

2007 Toyota Camry. Consumer states problem with noise from engine due to water pump leaking. The consumer stated the water pump should not have failed, with such low mileage.

car image   Water Pump problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 16
Failure Date: 12/16/2011

Water pump failure at 3 years & 65,375 miles. Powertrain warranty is 5 years or 60,000 miles. Internet search indicates potential issue with the 90,000 mile coolant. Have contacted dealer and Toyota motor corp. Usa to no avail. Spoke with john vega at (800) 331-4331. Toyota motor corp. , USA case number 1112160896.

car image   Water Pump problem of the 2008 Toyota Camry 17
Failure Date: 08/24/2011

My brakes needed replacing at approx. 40-44k miles. My belts/water pump broke/cracked at approx 50k miles. The mechanic said the water pump, if it ever broke at all, shouldn't break till min. 100k miles. I am about to take the Camry to a mechanic to check engine racing and grinding front passenger side window motor. This car has been a money pit with awful visibility. I've spent many thousands on this car before it reach 50k miles.

car image   Water Pump problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 18
Failure Date: 07/07/2011

2007 Toyota Camry, 4cl high oil burning rate - car engine was making loud. Brought to dealership and was told that I had almost no oil in the engine. Damage was done to various parts including crank shaft, water pump.

car image   Water Pump problem of the 2005 Toyota Camry 19
Failure Date: 03/05/2011

Failure of water pump resulting in severe damage to engine, requiring replacement of engine. Bf.

car image   Water Pump problem of the 2007 Toyota Camry 20
Failure Date: 10/07/2010

2007 Toyota Camry 2. 4l at 68,000 miles - water pump failure.

car image   Water Pump problem of the 2009 Toyota Camry 21
Failure Date: 05/24/2010

The vehicle had a water pump leak and was replaced under warranty. I noticed the drop in the coolant level and made an appointment with the dealer.

car image   Water Pump problem of the 2004 Toyota Camry 22
Failure Date: 04/28/2006

I purchased a 2004 certified Toyota Camry, with 51,000 miles on the unit. One week after purchase the service engine light came on. I took it back to dealership, they just said it was a sensor issue, and reset the light. The light continued to go on and off for the next 7 months. I took the Toyota the dealership for an oil change in April 2006, again I complained about the service engine light coming on and going off at times, they just reset it again, and did not document anything. On 4-28-06 the service engine came on early morning, and I heard a ticking sound from engine. I immediately called the service dept. At the same Toyota dealership, the service advisor told me to bring the car in since I was a few blocks away. I arrived 10 minutes later, and there was fluid starting to run out and steam starting to come from my hood. The technician checked the car out, and said that the water pump went out, and the engine block was damaged also. He explained these things can happen pretty quick. I purchased the car with Toyota extra warranty, and mpp extended warranty, and my vehicle is within the warranty periods for both, and both cover the damaged parts. But, Toyota refuses to fix the issue because they wont to put neglect on the driver. When the dealership admits on paper to the better business bureau of indiana, that the driver made an honest effort to get this car in for servicing, and that the condition of the car before breakdown was really good.

car image   Water Pump problem of the 2003 Toyota Camry 23
Failure Date: 03/06/2004

Water pump failure,replaced 3 times 1st. Time15months into new car warranty 2ndtime 13months later still under warranty 3rdtime after 5 year warranty Toyota covered.

car image   Water Pump problem of the 1999 Toyota Camry 24
Failure Date: 07/07/2002

Additional info to odi number 765034 - shop mentioned that the water pump damaged caused scrapping on the engine block. Since the engine block is made of an aluminum base his concern was that the marks might cause a crack to occur. He said no leaking was seen at this time but I want to put on record that damage was made to the engine that might cause problems in the furture. This scraping was due to the water pump failure that was noted in the odi number 765034 questionnaire. This info was also mentioned to Toyota in a certified letter but I have not received any response yet from Toyota.

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