Yes, I have experienced this. I took the bike back to my local dealer and the water pump was replace under warranty. It is recommended to take it back at your earliest convenience to get it replaced. The longest waiting period will be getting the new pump. It is definitely worth your time and piece of mind to get this automagically replaced.
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