Water pump must be replaced with 49,000 miles on car on 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid

The pump is under warranty but I am a bit distressed that with such low milage and a car we bought new with toyota reputation needs a pump replaced so soon. This seems very unusual to me since most of my web surfing indicates cars are much older before something like this happens. Is this unusual or a problem with Hybirds?

by in Novato, CA on August 29, 2009
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5 answers 2 comments
ANSWER by , August 31, 2009
water pumps can go out at low mileage or last for 100,000 miles or more
ANSWER by , January 14, 2011
My 2007 Camry, non-hybrid needed a water pump at 49250. I wonder if others ran into this issue.
ANSWER by , March 01, 2011
You are lucky that the pump is still under warranty. I have the same car but with 74K. There is no leak on the garage floor but the dealership service says that the pump is leaking, but coagulated on the outside. Then the bill charged me for replacing the drive belt also, stating that the leak dripped on the belt! I paid extra $600 for water pump change and to replace this drive belt. Now I am checking on the internet to see whether this Camry water pump is really so flimsy!
COMMENT by , March 06, 2011
I would be interested in your search regarding flimsy water pumps. I have just under 80k on my 2007 hybrid camry. During dealer oil change they said pump is leaking "badly". Nothing visible to my untrained eye
ANSWER by , March 23, 2011
My TCH also had to get a replacement pump at 88000km which is very surprising as my two previous Corolla's both got to >200000km with their original pumps and still had no leaks. Fortunately mine is still just within 5yr guarantee.
ANSWER by , December 03, 2011
I had to have mine replaced as well during my 50K service! It was cracked from what the dealer at Folsom Lake Toyota said, luckily I bought the 100K warr, which will be up in 8k miles.. 08 TCH Now I need to find a reasonable used car warranty!
COMMENT by , May 24, 2012
my hybrid Camry is at 67k, and no extended warranty, so I'm out of luck. Pink residue around the pump and belts; slow drip on the floor. I've always been a staunch Toyota guy but I'm beginning to wonder about Toyota quality, like I've been reading lately. When I called corporate HQ, they were very polite, but after a few minutes of research, they came back to me and said, "You're out of warranty, and any repairs you make will be at your discretion."