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#942 of 1009 faulty water pump ruins engine on 2009 Toyota Corolla
May 02, 2012 (12:55 pm)
My car stalled at an intersection. After having it looked at by the dealer, I was told that the water pump had gone bad (which is out of warranty due to mileage), which caused my engine to seize up. I need to replace my entire engine on my 2 year old car! but they assured me it would only cost 4,000.00$ to put a new engine in! This is crazy! I have since read online that Toyota redesigned my water pump on my car. So, if they needed to change the design of it, then they KNEW there was a problem with the original design. Why is it that Toyota didnt do a recall? I am disgusted over this and will NEVER buy Toyota again!
#943 of 1009 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla Gas Millage [zzzcar]
May 02, 2012 (3:40 pm)
You need to challenge this. There is a service bulletin on that stupid water pump and it should be covered under the drive train warranty. I had my pump replaced last year when it started leaking.
#944 of 1009 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla Gas Millage [cass01]
May 03, 2012 (2:37 am)
While you are correct that there was a TSB out on the water pump I highly doubt your going to convince any dealership that a water pump is part of the drive train, really ! They were replacing any customer's water pump who requested it to be replaced. I had mine replaced on my 2009 in 2011 right before the warranty expired and I was experiencing no problems whatsoever.
#945 of 1009 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla Gas Millage [terceltom]
May 03, 2012 (4:01 am)
The water pump is covered under the 5 year, 60k mile powertrain warranty - see the warranty book for information.
#946 of 1009 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla Gas Millage [terceltom]
May 03, 2012 (8:49 am)
We must have an unusual dealership because the mechanic told me it was covered under the drive train warranty. He said this after I said I was relieved I got it in before the 3 year. I was surprised when he told me that, but hey, what's good for him is really good for me. At least in this circumstance.
#947 of 1009 Water pump
May 03, 2012 (11:50 am)
Thank you for the back up. The guy threw me when he poo pooed my reply that the water pump was covered under the powertrain (sorry I said DRIVEtrain). I knew I was correct. So, anyway, I hope the guy can talk to Toyota and get reimbursed.
#948 of 1009 Re: Water pump [cass01]
May 03, 2012 (6:07 pm)
Call Toyota (number in your owner's manual) if you have any problems. They can (and will) straighten out the dealership for you.
May 04, 2012 (5:35 pm)
Maybe I should have the dealership verify that my water pump is the redesigned one too. I don't trust a g-d dam thing Toyota says anymore.
My car was bought on 3/31/10 made on 3/3/10 at NUMMI (last month they built cars there). This was about 1 or 2 months AFTER Toyota said we have stopped production lines to change the floor mats and install the gas pedal shim/shave the gas pedal. So, what do I get in the mail about a month after purchase? Bring your car in for the recall. Grrrrrr.
The it had the EPS issue. And now with 15.5K on it the brake pads have developed 'pad shift' which three dealers have looked at and said it's normal. Really? My car making a clunking noise every time I back up and go from reverse to drive is normal? Uh, OK. I will remember that the next time I buy a non-Toyota made car....
Maybe Toyota missed the point as to why people buy new cars. It is NOT so they can constantly bringing them back in for 'service' or 'fixes' every 6-9 months. It's supposed to be a reliable commute car. Ha!
Brake pads, EPS, water pumps, special oil filter wrench, etc.,......what a turd this model year has become IMO.
#950 of 1009 Re: faulty water pump ruins engine on 2009 Toyota Corolla [kbrannon1]
May 26, 2012 (7:05 pm)
Just had the engine in our 2009 Corolla replaced (under PowerTrain warranty) as water pump failed and caused engine and associated systems to fail. We purchased this car "used" with 29,000 miles in 2011. Mechanic told me that water pumps on any 2009 Corollas that come in for ANY service are automatically checked for pre-mature failure. We are very thankful that all parts, including an entire new engine, and labor was covered by Toyota. We strongly recommend that anyone with a 2009 Corolla, that have previously had no major service, have their water pump checked. If you are outside the warranty period, replacement of a water pump is cheaper than the entire engine.
#951 of 1009 Re: 2009 Corolla Weird Idle when i am braking plz read [trickdaddy44]
May 28, 2012 (8:58 pm)
Mine was doing same thing now it is getting worse and dies I was able to put in neutral but know idle drops and raises in neutral has been in for diagnosis three times and they cannot find the issue no codes are showing on car .
water pump transmission have been replaced burns oil tires and brakes have bought toyota for years this is my last one.