pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
42,050 miles
Total Complaints:
11 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. replace (5 reports)
  2. replace motor (4 reports)
  3. not sure (1 reports)
  4. replace water pump (1 reports)
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problem #11

Jun 012017

Camry SE

  • 25,250 miles

Water pump failure at 25,000 miles is unacceptable.

- Thomas Z., Brooklyn, NY, US

problem #10

Apr 302007

Camry XLE 2.4L

  • CVT transmission
  • 7,000 miles

Water pump leaked at about 7000 miles. Replaced under warranty. A portend of things to come with this car.

- Jim R., Greenfield, IN, US

problem #9

Sep 282015

Camry LE 2.4L I4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,145 miles

So a failed water pump is not a big deal, it happens. It's a wear item and if it fails at 100K, 80K or even 60K miles it's not a big deal and I wouldn't complain. But when it happens at 5K miles something is wrong. That is what I found with my mother in laws car. I took it to the dealer to have the recalls done and to change the oil & filter, obviously not because of miles, but, because of time.

Anyway 5,145 miles and the water pump needs to be replaced, because it's leaking and pink crude build up from the pump on down. Estimate to replace is $660 -10% discount coupon.

- scottjoh, Torrance, CA, US

problem #8

Nov 022009

Camry CE 2.4L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles

Happened to see some pinkish stains on the underside of the hood while checking the oil prior to a trip. Quickly figured out that this was the red coolant, and that the stains were directly over the water pump. Took to dealer and complained; they covered it even though I was one month beyond my 36 month warranty.

- steve_nc, Durham, NC, US

problem #7

Jun 012014

Camry XLE 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles

I had a 72,000 mile extended warranty that expired in February 2014, the water pump failed after only 38,000, no water leakage or steam. the engine shut down while driving at 55 mph on the PA turnpike (wilkes-barre), thankfully we did not crash or get hit. Toyota refused any assistance

- vinman1, Media, PA, US

problem #6

Sep 192012

Camry 4DR

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles

Water leaks at 41,000 miles, the dealership informed me that the warranty is expired. I purchased the water pump, the drive belt tensioner assembly and the drive belts. My mechanic installed the new water pump and drive belt tensioner.

- colt149, Dumont, NJ, US

problem #5

Mar 022012

Camry V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

A water pump replacement at 75K miles, what a joke! The entire engine had to be pulled to replace the water pump that only cost a few hundred dollars, but the labor was ridiculous! I'll never own another Toyota, these cars have gone to HELL.

- Les M., Ventura, CA, US

problem #4

Jan 112012

Camry LX 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,858 miles

Belt noise then total failure. Toyota has not yet reimbursed for replacing belt even though the water pump failure damaged belt.

- Patrick H., Sacramento, CA, US

problem #3

Jan 162012

Camry LX 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles

This is the 3rd major problem with my 2007 Toyota Camry, and once again Toyota needed to have issued a recall for Camry's water pumps or at least notified owners that if they have problem with the water pump that it is covered under the powertrain warranty. But once again, Toyota was hoping that owners would forget that the water pump is covered until 60,000 miles. I had the water pump replaced on my own dime only to find out that Toyota covers the water pumps until 60,000 miles. The struts Toyota replaces is covered for only one year, but the water pumps until 60,000 miles.

I'm done with Toyota.

- Patrick H., Sacramento, CA, US

problem #2

Apr 022011

Camry 4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles

Dealership found problem. $ amount is based on Dealership estimate. Getting fixed today at local garage. Thank god for the small guy.

- Sherri P., Lancaster, PA, US

problem #1

Dec 042010

Camry SE 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles

Weekend trip to Milwaukee. 200 miles one way. 80 miles from home, a rattling noise started under the hood followed by a slapping sound. The temp gauge rose to hot and down to cold and up again. The water pump had failed(rattle), wrecking the serpentine belt(slapping) and the thermostat failed(temp fluctuations). A local tow and repair got us going to the tune of $620. Towing paid by our insurance company. The mechanic told us to take it to Toyota as the failing water pump tipped at an angle and gouged a chamber in the aluminum block and he wasn't sure whether it would be a problem in the future. This happened at 55,000 miles and the drivetrain is warranteed to 60,000 miles. Toyota was very helpful. Replaced the engine block, gave us a good loaner and motor warranty for another 60,000 miles. Now the complaint--- Toyota Experience--- their customer service has sent us a check for only $338. Our cost was $620. Their reason,get this, they don't want to pay for replacing the thermostat. The failing water pump had to have overheated the thermostat and causing it to fail. Not our fault. We want our $282.00. Also, we have a son and a daughter that are car shopping right now so shorting us that money will no doubt cost them two sales in the near future. Toyota Experience, bite the bullet, finish our claim and and gain sales by backing your product all the way. Case#1012082525 Give us a call.

- Karl D., Black River Falls, WI, US