In my experience so far, I've had to have mine replaced twice in 20k miles due to coolant loss and may need a third one soon. But from reading this forum, my vehicle appears to be the outlier on this.Hi Steve, one last question. If I do get the water pump changed, do you think think this issue will come up again? Like do you think it's due to the design of the engine as I read the engine, even though it's the same as the 500 Abarth engine, it is positioned differently. Or do you think it was just a bad set of water pumps that were installed for the 3018 models?
Hmm, no advice really. Just check the overflow coolant reservoir every so often, and enjoy the time driving it when it's not sitting at a dealership. My experience has been once you turn it over to them, it's a while before you see it again (2 different dealers as well).Hmm this is a bit discouraging to hear. I'm glad I got an extended warranty for 84 months. It might not be an outlier as my car along with many others still haven't hit the mileage that you have (bring in the 20k mile range). I appreciate your feedback. Any other advice you can give me? I daily driver mine. Are you frustrated with the water pump issue or have you learned to live with it once it comes around?