I don't know the answer to that. I haven't heard of anyone whos water pump seized, but it's possible. FWIW my 2012's water pump has been chirping / squealing just a little, off and on, for about a month. It comes and goes. Most of the time it's quiet. I'm just hoping it will make the noise when I take it in for my next oil change. Otherwise I'm going to have to wait. If yours is chirping all the time, why wait?