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Question about water pump failures
Just now after buying a 2009 Rav4 Sport V6 4wd bc I thought Toyota was the bomb with reliability do I find out that there are issues with the water pumps. It's not an easy change out like most other water pumps and can cost high dollar. Mine has 50,000 miles on it so I have 10,000 miles left before the powertrain warranty runs out.
My question is...Has anyone figured out exactly which years, which engine, which county of manufacturing the problem pumps are occurring in? Not seeing much of the 09 pumps going bad. Was it corrected by then? Mine was produced in Nov. 2008. Seems like most problems I have seen are in the 07-08 model years. Are the 09's using a different maker of the pumps? I saw where someone suggested that the RAv4's made in the US using US made pumps are the problems. I also read somewhere that in 09 the Rav4 started being produced in Canada. Would they use a different maker of pumps there? My VIN starts with a J which should mean it was produced in Japan ( 1 or 3 - US, 2- Canada, J- Japan.)
Anyone with knowledge about any of this please let me know.