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I don't understand. If you're within the time/mileage window, you should be able to take to a dealer and they'll just fix it. The dealer will likely want a service charge up front, but once it's proven to be covered by warranty, should be refunded.I have a 2012 cruze eco that is on it's third water pump after being replaced twice, with the second replacement the version made in Germany which isn't supposed to leak but it is. I have a claim with GM that's going nowhere as the clock ticks out on the 150,000 mile extended warranty I have 148k on the unit now.
As I understand it, one if the issues plaguing the water pump is that it has to be installed properly - including using NEW torque to yield bolts. Failure to do that will cause a leak later. One of the changes GM did was to package a set of bolts with the new pump rather than rely on the techs to order them. At least, that's what I've heard.