Clutch gone
2009 Vauxhall Insignia 1.8

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Janet20
Driver
1 points

Problem added: Nov 10, 2010 (10 years ago)
My car had a burning smell and then when I stopped I couldn't get my car to go into gear. I knew it was the clutch and the recovery vehicle confirmed this to me.

I was shocked as I only bought the car 6 months ago from Peter Vardy, Motherwell and I had no problems until now. As it is a new car with 23000 miles on the clock, I feel I should not be replacing a clutch with these low miles. It is 2009 plate and was 11months old when I purchased it. I am still under warranty, but am I covered for a clutch, surely I am.
Car: Vauxhall Insignia
Variant: 1.8
Model Year: 2009
Category: Leaks & Noises
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whittingehame
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21,202 points

Nov 10, 2010 (10 years ago)
Normally clutches are not covered and are classed as a wear and tear item . Only way you will get a warranty is if there is a mechanical fault / defect on clutch assembly .
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2145simon
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1,055 points

Nov 10, 2010 (10 years ago)
the life of a clutch depends on the way the car is driven,mileage makes no difference,i have seen clutches that last 10,000 miles and clutches that last over 60,000 miles,as whitinghame said if its wear and tear or driver abuse it aint covered by warranty,if its a manufacturing defect then its covered

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