Clutch Problems in popular cars

Clutch problem is a common vehicle problem that happens to most car brands and models. The following is a sample list of Clutch problems reported in most popular vehicles.

car   Clutch problem of Chevrolet HHR

The car involved is a 2007 Chevrolet Hhr. My clutch went out and the car stopped working gas I was driving along the highway. It was not during a shift, just acceleration. The clutch did the exact same thing on December 23, 2013 (mileage about 115,000). I have driven manual transmissions previously and have gone well over 100k miles without replacing the clutch and I am now on my 3rd clutch. I know there is a TSB on a possible bad flywheel (which was not replaced either time), but a clutch to go out twice on a car that has seen for the last 55k almost all highway miles indicates there is a problem with the car. It was Mon., Nov. 14, 2011 when this clutch issue happened.

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car   Clutch problem of Chevrolet Silverado 1500

The vehicle is 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. While driving approximately 40 mph and depressing the clutch, the clutch dropped to the floor board. The contact was able to maneuver the vehicle into a parking lot and hauled the vehicle home with another vehicle. The dealer was made aware of the failure and advised the contact that a new clutch assembly be ordered. The contact was concerned because the clutch assembly was manufacturer out of plastic and not metal. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000. It was 06/04/2011 when this clutch issue occurred.

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car   Clutch problem of Chrysler Pt Cruiser

The vehicle having this issue was a 2007 Chrysler Pt Cruiser. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 3A4FY48B47_. I purchased a 2007 Pt Cruiser with zero miles on it in December 2007,from lithia 5504 l st, omaha nebraska. I traded a 2006 Jeep commander for it to economize. After 4500 miles the clutch went out, they fixed it under factory warranty. The horn on the car sticks and wont stop honking. On my way to work one morning I heard a "bink" on my front windshield and then there was a crack about 18 inches long on the front window, not a pit, but an actual crack. I called and ask who was the glass manufacturer, and was told the glass wasn't a part of the warranty. I felt there was something wrong as I had never seen glass crack, in the manner this glass did. I asked who is the owner of the dealership, and no one would reveal. I asked where the car was manufactured, and had to contact the Chrysler company, found out the car was manufactured in mexico. There are recent news reports of substandard materials being placed in vehicles in mexico. Today, while car was sitting in my driveway at approximately 82 degrees, the back passenger window just exploded. I took photos and called the dealer, and spoke with a manager who states "did it shatter into millions of pieces and I replied yes it did. He states that is how "temper windows work when they get heated. " I inquired if the windows were covered under my warranty and was told to bring it over and have a service manager look at the window. A younger kid told me immediately it wasn't covered, and I told him there is something wrong with the glass in this car. I don't feel safe in this car. What if my family would have been in this car, and the windows exploded into pieces. I need someone to sample the glass and determine what type of glass is in this car. There is a defect in the glass of this car most car windows will pit, but not crack. I don't feel safe in this car where the glass easily explodes in my driveway, or cracks like an egg shell. I feel this vehicle is a hazard if the windows easily break as explained. This clutch problem happened on Wednesday, August 27, 2008.

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car   Clutch problem of Chrysler Pt Cruiser

The car was a 2004 Chrysler Pt Cruiser. When shifting from first to second gear vehicle stopped moving and would not shift into gear. Vehicle was towed to the dealer, who informed consumer hat the clutch and bearing needed to be replaced. Consumer was concerned that the parts wore out with less then 17,500 miles. This problem occurred on Mar. 26, 2005.

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car   Clutch problem of Dodge Ram 2500

The vehicle was a 1996 Dodge 2500. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1B7KF26Z4T_. After operating vehicle under heavy load (snowplowing), the hydraulic clutch line ruptured when the clutch was depressed and the hydraulic fluid ignited on the hot exhaust system. Note: there was a recall (NHTSA campaign id number : 99v115000 ) issued for the exact same problem with this make/model/year truck with a v10 engine verses the v8. The heat from the nearby exhaust pipe exceeded the temperature rating of the hydraulic clutch line material causing it to rupture. This issue happened on Friday, January 20, 2012.

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car   Clutch problem of Dodge Stratus

The vehicle is a 1997 Dodge Stratus. While driving 70 mph clutch flew out from under car. This clutch issue occurred Wednesday, July 10, 2002.

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car   Clutch problem of Ford Mustang

The VIN of the car is 1ZVHT89S38_. 2008 Ford Mustang. Consumer writes in regards to a slipping clutch and seeks reimbursement for repairs. The consumer also stated the retractor was replaced, due to the seat belt not retracting properly. This issue happened on December 11, 2012.

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car   Clutch problem of Ford F-650

The car was a 2003 Ford F-650. Consumer stated that while driving the clutch failed. Please provide more information. Dealer notified. This issue happened on Monday, Jul. 28, 2003.

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car   Clutch problem of GMC Sonoma

The vehicle involved is a 2002 GMC Sonoma. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1GTCS19552_. The clutch failed which caused the vehicle to accelerate when engaged.

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car   Clutch problem of GMC Sonoma

The vehicle was a 2002 GMC Sonoma. - the contact was driving on the freeway at approximately 65 mph when his clutch failed on his 2002 GMC Sonoma. The road conditions were wet. The clutch stopped engaging, the engine was revving but none of the gears would engage. The contact had the vehicle towed to his home. The tow driver said he could smell the clutch burning. The contact checked the clutch fluid the next morning and 3/4 of it was missing. The contact had the vehicle towed to a clutch repair shop. The vehicle was repaired. The contact was shown the flyheel that melted. The Ford dealer told the contact the clutch burned out due to normal wear and tear. This clutch issue occurred Friday, Dec. 1, 2006.

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car   Clutch problem of Acura Integra

The car involved is a 1996 Acura Integra. Failure similar to NHTSA bulliten number sb04995 / 96-046; clutch springs failed causing piece of spring to lodge between clutch plate and pressure plate. Couldn't change gears; plenty of surface material on clutch plate. Cost of repair $750. This clutch issue occurred Thu., Sep. 10, 1998.

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car   Clutch problem of Acura TL

The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 19UUA75527_. Acura Tl s type 2007 clutch failed with only 20k miles. I know how to drive stick shift well. The clutch should not go so fast. I had to pay for a new one ($1050) because it was "wear and tear". This clutch problem happened on Monday, Feb. 4, 2008.

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car   Clutch problem of Honda S2000

Below is a list of all the failures that my 2001 Honda S2000 has sustained. The first being the only one that Honda has covered via warranty despite knowledgeableness of issues. 1800 miles - 5th and 6th gear synchros had to be replaced 3000 miles - clutch failure 8500 miles - rear differential failure 12000 miles - second gear failure 15000 miles - engine failure all besides the first were denied warranty repair from what Honda calls "driver abuse". Having no proof besides the fact that tires I purchased used showed some wear. Even after the initial claim of abuse, after bringing it in for the next issue, they could not provide me with specifics of tread depth or anything. Also they had thrown out my old parts, for the reason that I believe to be so I couldn't use them against them. It was January 2, 2002 when this clutch issue happened.

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car   Clutch problem of Honda Prelude

The vehicle was a 2001 Honda Prelude. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is JHMBB61451_. Spring cages on stock clutch failed, causing clutch to fail to disengage reliably. This prevented shifting out of, and into gear. There was no prior indication of oncoming failure. The other 3 of 4 spring perches around the clutch hub showed signs of eminenent failure as well. It was Wednesday, May 21, 2003 when this clutch issue occurred.

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car   Clutch problem of Hyundai XG300

The vehicle involved was a 2003 Hyundai Xg300. 2003 Hyundai tiburon gt v6 2. 7 liter purchased used with approx. 40,000 miles on it. Purchased extended warranty from dealership. 2 1/2 weeks later the clutch went out. Towed back to dealership. Told that clutch, pressure plate, and flywheel needed to be replaced $1900 not covered under warranty. Told that was due to driving habits. Found out through researching looking for replacement parts that there is a TSB 04-40-005 related to this problem with a "cause code" of "deformed". Our car falls under all the conditions on this bulletin, however, the dealership will still not repair the car. Called Hyundai motor America who told me that they were aware of the problem; however, had not decided to do a recall or to offset any costs of repairing these problems at this time. There were "looking into" the problem. Found many other complaints of other consumers who have had this identical problem with this identical vehicle. This issue happened on 10/02/05.

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car   Clutch problem of Hyundai XG300

The vehicle having this issue was a 2003 Hyundai Xg300. VIN of the vehicle was KMHHN65F63_. Hyundai tiburon gt v6 6 speed clutch failed only 22,993 miles on car non warranty $1974. 70 to fix car. . . . . . . . . . . This clutch issue occurred Friday, Jan. 13, 2006.

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car   Clutch problem of Infiniti G35

The vehicle was a 2006 Infiniti G35. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was JNKCV54E66_. Engine consumes 2. 5 qrts oil every 800 miles & only 19-20 miles per gal gas and this decreases with oil consumption. Clutch assy faulty/ grinding noise increased with mileage ,windows have binding noise up/down, passenger air bag light does not illuminate when seat is occupied or unoccupied. This problem occurred on Wednesday, March 15, 2006.

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car   Clutch problem of Infiniti G35

The car was a 2006 Infiniti G35. The VIN of this vehicle is JNKCV54E56_. Clutch on vehicle 2006 G35 coupe with 19,300 miles went bad. Read online and researched and found that under 20,000 miles is very low for this to be happening under "normal wear and tear" conditions. Dealership was not willing to cover 4yr - 60,000 mile factory warranty, and was told this was considered normal wear and tear similar to brake pads!! clutch?. . . Brake pads? same?!?! they would only cover if part was found to be defective. Had to order replacement parts that were tested to be more durable than oem version of clutch. Seems to happen often in this model car and very early on in the vehicles life. It was Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007 when this clutch issue occurred.

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car   Clutch problem of Jeep Wrangler

Cpsc#i1240022a. 2011 Jeep Wrangler. Consumer stated that as he was driving up a steep hill the clutch burnt out because it didn't have the holding power to perform as to its intended use. Also stated this is very dangerous. The consumer stated the manufacturer refused to fix the vehicle, even though it was still under warranty. This problem occurred on Fri., Mar. 30, 2012.

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car   Clutch problem of Jeep Wrangler

2011 Jeep Wrangler. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle clutch issues the consumer stated while sitting in traffic, she began to smell transmission fluid and then an electrical burning smell. Then a yellow light illuminated on the dashboard and there was smoke coming from under the hood on the passenger side. The police and fire truck were called to the scene. The fire fighter lifted the hood and there was a smell of transmission fluid and a burning electrical smell, but the smoke had dissipated and there was no fire. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. A diagnosis revealed the clutch overheated by driving in first gear as the consumer inched her way up a hill. The dealer stated the problem started with the clutch sensor overheating and that lead to the flywheel overheating. The clutch pressure plate was replaced. It was Monday, May. 7, 2012 when this clutch issue occurred.

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car   Clutch problem of Land Rover Discovery Ii

The vehicle involved was a 2000 Land Rover Discovery Ii. The VIN of this vehicle is SALTY1244Y_. With vehicle in park position and key removed from ignition, vehicle began to roll backwards crossing the street and hitting a tree. Consumer tried to gain control, but was thrown from vehicle when it hit the tree. Upon inspection after the incident, consumer found that when she pulled the key from the ignition the actual key metal had disengaged from the remote sending unit and had remained in the ignition. Consumer sustained injuries to back and tail bone. This issue happened on 07/12/02.

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car   Clutch problem of Lexus IS300

The vehicle is a 2003 Lexus is 300. Complete clutch failure at 23,400 miles. This issue happened on September 21, 2006.

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car   Clutch problem of Lexus IS300

The car involved is a 2002 Lexus is 300. Clutch throw out bearing, clutch disc, pressure plate, fly wheel,clutch master cylinder replaced after 13000 miles. It was April 18, 2003 when this clutch issue occurred.

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car   Clutch problem of Mazda Tribute

The car involved was a 2001 Mazda Tribute. Clutch is not working properly. When applying clutch it will not work at all, and at other times it will work normally. Contacted dealer and dealer was not willing to do anything. It was 09/09/2002 when this clutch issue happened.

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car   Clutch problem of Mazda Tribute

The vehicle having this issue was a 2001 Mazda Tribute. The clutch plate did not work properly. It was May 14, 2003 when this clutch issue occurred.

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car   Clutch problem of Mercedes Benz SLK230

The car is a 1998 Mercedes Benz Slk230. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was WDBKK47F4W_. This model has been evolved several times by the manufacturer more to market and in a hastily time,perhaps at the expense of the consumer and requires thorough investigation. No safety defect. This issue happened on June 1, 2001.

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car   Clutch problem of Mercedes Benz E Class

The car involved was a 1998 Mercedes Benz E Class. The VIN of this vehicle is WDBJF70F5W_. Transmission--valve body, clutch, control unit. It was 12/22/98 when this clutch issue happened.

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car   Clutch problem of Mercury Sable

The car is a 1997 Mercury Sable. When driving vehicle overheated which prevented clutch from going into gear. Also, passenger's side rear door would not open from either inside or outside. Consumer has contacted the dealer. The cam shaft sensor was broken. The torque converter failure. This issue happened on September 1, 2000.

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car   Clutch problem of Mercury Grand Marquis

The reporting person owns a 1996 Mercury Grand Marquis. While driving 35 mph, the vehicle began making a knocking noise and the contact noticed smoke rising from underneath the hood. She pulled the vehicle over and had it towed to the repair shop. The mechanic stated that the plastic intake valve melted. The purchase date was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 89,021. The dealer stated 1 set of disc pads, 2 new rotors, and clutch fan. Updated 09/25/07. It was Thu., Sep. 6, 2007 when this clutch issue happened.

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car   Clutch problem of Mitsubishi Montero

The car is a 1997 Mitsubishi Montero. VIN of the vehicle was JA4LS21G8V_. Entire fan and clutch assembly. Sheared off while I was traveling in inter city traffic, if this failure would have occurred while traveling on a highway this assembly could have damaged either the steering, fuel or electrical system. The local dealer and factory representatives have reviewed and come to the conclusion that this is just a failure due to mileage. If this is the case there potentially are many vehicles of this type that may experience the same failure. It was Thursday, June 3, 1999 when this clutch issue happened.

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car   Clutch problem of Mitsubishi Mirage

The clutch disc on a 2002 Mitsubishi Mirage manual transmission was eaten up down to the bare metal, starting to eat away at the flywheel and chip the driveshaft because I was not informed in any way that the clutch disc was a wear item and was disappointed when I found out. The clutch disc was faulty, in complete shreds all over the inside of the transmission. I had to clean out the transmission and replace the pressure plate, throw out bearings, pilot bearings, flywheel and clutch disk. Those are the parts required to do this job. Had I known before hand that my clutch was a wear item I would have taken it to be checked out. It was unfair to me and many other owners of Mitsubishi vehicles who were not informed even via telephone to Mitsubishi motors. I was also lead to believe that it was covered under the power train warranty. Maybe not the worst complaint but an inconvenience and a nuisance none the less. This problem occurred on Sep. 26, 2005.

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car   Clutch problem of Nissan Altima

The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Nissan Altima is 1N4BL2EP3C_. 2012 Nissan Altima. Consumer writes in regards to clutch failure the consumer stated the clutch went to the floor and there was a spongy feel. The dealer found white grease in the fluid. The clutch master cylinder and salve cylinder were replaced several times. This clutch problem happened on 06/06/2012.

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car   Clutch problem of Nissan Altima

There was crash involved with this Nissan Altima coupe. The vehicle was a 2008 Nissan Altima coupe. While the contact was driving various speeds the clutch pedal became stuck when it was engaged. The gear shift locked causing the vehicle to crash into the passenger side of another vehicle. The front seat passenger in the contacts vehicle sustained bruises to the ribs and a contusion. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to a collision center. The malfunction with the clutch occurred previously on eight separate occasions. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 32,000. The failure date was Nov. 11, 2010.

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car   Clutch problem of SAAB 95

The vehicle having this issue was a 1999 SAAB 9-5. Consumer stated the clutch began to slip, after being told by the dealer that the only fix was a replacement clutch, consumer decided to inspect the vehicle himself and dicovered the clutch was wearing prematurley, due to the self adjusting feature of the cruise control switch which had not allowed the clutch pedal to travel in towards the cab of the vehicle, prior to this manual adjustment, the master cylinder constantly applied excessive force to the pressure plate which allowed premature clutch wear, however consumer does state that he really could not be for certain if this was the actual remedy, because the clutch was so badly worn, and also the dealer could not dertermine as well. The failure date was Thu., Nov. 1, 2001.

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car   Clutch problem of SAAB 900

The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was YS3DD75B3V_. I am the original owner of a 1997 SAAB 900s convertible - the clutch cable has broken 3 times in 3 years. Each time, I have been on the road only to have the cable snap and the clutch go all the way to the floor. On sept 8, 2004 - the cable broke for the 3rd time - my 5 year old and I were on the highway - narrowly escaping a major accident occuring. My import mechanic tells me that this is a known problem with the SAAB manufacturer who attributes it to a poor design. Each fix is costing - $300 for labor and parts as well as the use of a rental car for 1 week because of a long delay in getting parts from the manufacturer. I am purchasing another car for the safety of myself and my child. However, I would like to keep my SAAB (for sunny days) as well. Is SAAB addressing this issue? apparently there is a plastic part at the end of the cable which snaps off because it can't take the constant pressure. This is very dangerous! what is the fix?. The failure date was Sep. 8, 2004.

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car   Clutch problem of Saturn VUE

The car was a 2005 Saturn Vue. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 5GZCZ23D55_. I traveling on rural highway and when I pressed the clutch to begin slowing down at stop light it was not working. Auto almost caused accident which I was lucky to avoid. I had to have it towed in and the slave cylinder had gone out. I had less that 40,000 miles on the auto and just turned over 39,000 recently on this 2005 Saturn Vue. The failure date was 09/07/2007.

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car   Clutch problem of Saturn VUE

The car involved is a 2004 Saturn Vue. While driving on interstate 84 at 70 mph I lost my clutch and nearly had a collision with a tractor-trailer. The seals in my slave cylinder leaked and I lost the hydraulic power in my clutch. 2004 Saturn Vue, manual shift, 44,600 miles on odometer. I would like to find out how many slave cylinders were replaced in 2002,2003, 2004, 2005. This issue happened on Fri., Dec. 23, 2005.

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car   Clutch problem of Subaru Impreza

The car involved was a 2008 Subaru Impreza. I bought used 11/2009 with approximately 27,000 miles. The clutch was always very stiff which I assumed was normal. Shortly after purchase I began to notice a squeak when I depressed the clutch. The squeak was fairly intermittent but became progressively worse for a time and then turned into a clicking noise. It was frequent enough to be annoying but I just assumed the clutch assembly was squeaky and there was no other problem. Over the last few months I have been having more and more difficulty engaging the clutch and assumed that I needed a new one. I took the car into a mechanic to replace the clutch but was turned away because of what he found: when the clutch pedal is depressed, it, along with the brake pedal, move to the left and forward. Furthermore, the slave cylinder inside the engine compartment moves out and up when the clutch pedal is depressed. After doing some research online I have found that this is not an uncommon problem for the Subaru clutch assembly, though no recall has be initiated. What happens is that the welds on the firewall break, causing the abnormal movement of the clutch and brake pedals and even a warping of the firewall, not allowing the clutch to disengage. This clutch problem happened on Friday, Jan. 1, 2010.

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car   Clutch problem of Subaru Outback

The vehicle is a 2004 Subaru Outback. Crash was involved with this problem. The VIN of the problem Outback is JF1SG69654_. My Subaru, forester xt has had numerous problems since it had 5000 miles. The engine performance is inconsistent. The car has an intermittent miss at idle, cruise control that disengages at will, is difficult to start intermittently; spitting and sputter for 30 seconds, acts as if it will stall occasionally while braking, and the clutch does not grip the flywheel properly. While passing on 2 lane roads, I have nearly had numerous head-on accidents; the car does not accelerate consistently. The cruise control defect has nearly caused many other accidents in distinct conditions: 1. While ascending hills, I have nearly been rear-ended by other cars when my car loses speed without warning 2. While descending hills, I have nearly lost control as the car accelerates while cruise control has disengaged I have problems with the car when I must take off hard, especially when crossing a busy street. When launching hard, the clutch will slip excessively. The car will not accelerate; it will only burn the clutch creating a large cloud of smoke. It does not matter which gear I switch too or how much throttle I apply; the clutch will not grip until it cools down. I have nearly been hit numerous times because of this. I am experiencing problems with the brake pedal. After braking to a stop, when the engine idles down, the brake pedal will sink an additional half an inch. I have brought my car to 2 different dealerships, and involved Subaru's regional service manager. All efforts to repair my car have been unsuccessful or ignored. The dealerships have only adjusted switches and replaced an oxygen sensor. The manufacturer has now claimed that they will not issue a repair order, since the problems are intermittent, even though the lead tech has experienced the problem, and they can't replicate the problems. I am stuck with a defective vehicle that is going to cause a serious accident, as I drive 1500 miles per week throughout a 6 state region. This problem occurred on Mon., Aug. 30, 2004.

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car   Clutch problem of Suzuki Vitara

The car involved was a 1999 Suzuki Vitara. When the clutch is pressed the engine will die. This has happened 10+ times since 2/2000. It happens sporadically and despite 6 returns to the dealer, the problem continues. When this happens approaching a stop light or leaving the highway, the steering locks and the brakes get very hard to depress. I have gone through at least one red light out of control as a result. The dealer cannot duplicate the problem. This clutch problem happened on Apr. 11, 2001.

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car   Clutch problem of Suzuki Sidekick Sport

The car involved is a 1998 Suzuki Sidekick Sport. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Suzuki Sidekick Sport is JS3TE21V0W_. Clutch slave cylinder needs to be replaced. It was Wednesday, July 15, 1998 when this clutch issue happened.

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car   Clutch problem of Toyota Tacoma

The vehicle involved is a 2010 Toyota Tacoma. Since this vehicle had 5000 miles on it I have had clutch issues. Has been in the shop 5 times for clutch issues and is currently in the shop now. The clutch is burning up, thought the truck was going to catch fire a few weeks ago. There has been a TSB on this issue and they replaced everything on the last service. It has failed again with on 3,000 miles on this new clutch. The vehicle is a little over 1 year old and currently has 23,000 miles on it. Toyota is giving me the run a round and now wants me to pay for warranty work. I have repeatedly told them they have a weak design clutch, made for a 2 wheel drive vehicle in a 4x4 truck. We think the clutch slipped so much a few ago it really did catch fire, it smoked for 10 minutes after I turned the truck off. I have filed with the houston bbb and filed with Toyota. I need help. This clutch problem happened on Wednesday, Mar. 9, 2011.

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car   Clutch problem of Toyota Yaris

The vehicle involved is a 2007 Toyota Yaris. While driving 70 mph the contact noticed that the clutch was becoming harder to shift gears. Moments later, the contact stated that the clutch pedal had fallen to the bottom of the floor. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic; where the contact was informed that the pivot ball had broken and the entire clutch assembly needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired when the complaint was filed. There were no prior warnings. The current and failure mileages were 82000. This problem occurred on 03/12/2010.

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car   Clutch problem of Volkswagen Jetta

2010 Volkswagen Jetta. Consumer states knocking noise by gearbox while driving the consumer was informed the clutching system needed to be replaced. The consumer stated he had to wait two months for the part. The consumer stated three to four days later, after the vehicle was fixed, the noise resurfaced. The part was replaced again and the same noise returned. This issue happened on Friday, Jul. 1, 2011.

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car   Clutch problem of Volkswagen Rabbit

The car involved was a 2009 Volkswagen Rabbit. The VIN of the car is WVWAB71K69_. My car is a 2009 vw Rabbit at the time of the incident it had about 10,000 miles. I was in gridlock traffic on 1-84 on July 3rd, 2009. As I was waiting in traffic, I noticed a burning smell and that when I engaged the clutch the rpm's would rev but it took the car a bit of time to move. I called the dealership to set an appointment but they were dismissive about the whole incident. Then on 8/30/09 on a trip from schoon lake NY to bethel, CT the clutch failed. At the beginning of my trip from schroon lake, NY to bethel, CT, I noticed that when I depressed the clutch it would stay pressed to the floor and would not change gears. This was the only occurrence so I assumed it was safe to continue traveling. Midway through my trip as I was on the taconic state parkway the clutch pedal when pressed stayed depressed and would not come back up and the car would not go into gear at all. I had to make an emergency stop on the side of the road and wait for assistance because the car was no longer drivable. I had the car towed to the dealership who then insisted that it was driver abuse and not faulty parts. I did extensive research online and found other vw drivers who experienced the same issues with their cars and who the dealership would not rectify the situation. What the problem seems to be is the dual mass flywheel has a tendency to overheat affecting the pressure plates and the master and slave cylinder which can make it appear to be driver abuse when in fact it is not. I have driven two Toyota tercels(1991 and 1997) both manuals prior to this car for a total of 15 years and both fitted with hydraulic clutches and never had a problem. In fact both clutches lasted over 100,000 miles. After many discussions with the dealership who refused to cover the part under warranty, I contacted my insurance and the part was covered under my mechanical breakdown insurance. The dealership replaced the dual mass flywheel and the clutch disc and I currently have the replaced parts. This issue happened on 08/30/09.

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car   Clutch problem of Volvo XC90

The vehicle had a crash. I am experiencing continuing safety problems with my Volvo Xc90. This vehicles all wheel drive (awd) system is malfunctioning without warning and at random times. This results in unpredictable and erratic vehicle handling which creates serious safety issues to the vehicles driver and occupants. This has been occurring for at least one year and was confirmed and documented by a Volvo dealer during the summer of 2005. I must point out this safety problem involves an active system that cannot be controlled, adjusted or disabled by the vehicles driver. This safety problem caused an accident during the winter of 2005. At that time, the all wheel drive system failed suddenly and without warning on a snow covered road. This caused sudden and uncontrolled front wheel spin which led to a loss of vehicle control and with the vehicle sliding off a road. A tow truck was required to move the vehicle back on the road. The Volvo dealer that confirmed the problem has made several failed attempts to repair it. They have documented communication problems within the vehicles high speed network and reloaded vehicle software. They have also replaced: 1) the vehicles front wheel sensors, 2) the mfi module used for vehicle diagnostics, 3) the bcm module used by the awd system, and 4) the awd aoc unit with clutch and transmission. None of this has resolved the safety problems I am experiencing from this vehicle. This Volvo dealer has told me the problem cannot be repaired because: 1) the vehicles diagnostic system does not report any diagnostic codes, 2) their own technicians cannot diagnose the problem, and 3) Volvo technicians cannot determine the problem. My requests to Volvo cars of north America have been ignored or rejected, even by Volvo consumer affairs and Volvo regional managers. I am left to driving a vehicle with obvious safety problems that cannot be diagnosed or repaired by anyone. It was Dec. 22, 2005 when this clutch issue happened.

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car   Clutch problem of Volvo V90

The vehicle involved is a 1998 Volvo V90. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is YV1KW9602W_. This car is really dangerous as there is no alarm or warning light when door is ajar. This clutch problem happened on Aug. 31, 2000.

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car   Clutch problem of Audi A4

The vehicle involved is a 2007 Audi A4. While driving at 50 mph and pressing on the clutch, the vehicle would not shift gears. The contact called the dealership and was advised that the failure was due to driver error or wear and tear. The contact called the manufacturer who offered 25% off the repair costs. The vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. The current and failure mileages were approximately 34,500. This clutch issue occurred 04/30/2010.

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car   Clutch problem of Audi A4

The car involved is a 2004 Audi A4. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was WAULC68E94_. Vehicle was accelerating and attempting to get up to speed on a busy highway when the clutch suddenly and without any indication failed in-between gear shifts. The clutch pedal became lodged/stuck against the floorboard, causing the driver to panic in the belief that some foreign object was interfering with the natural return of the clutch pedal. The vehicle remained in gear, and was coasted to a shoulder with the clutch pedal still stuck against the floorboard. Once safely on the shoulder, the vehicle's engine was turned off and the driver investigated the cause of the clutch pedal sticking to the floorboard. Nothing was found to be blocking/interfering with the clutch. An attempt to restart the car and place the vehicle in first gear resulted in the car stalling out. The car was no longer operable. An Audi dealership assessed the clutch assembly and determined that the sudden clutch failure was due to the clutch disk being overheated, and the friction material being completely worn out despite only 29,000 miles being logged on the vehicle. The vehicle has not been repaired as the matter is being litigated. It was Thursday, April 19, 2007 when this clutch issue happened.

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car   Clutch problem of BMW 550

2008 BMW 550i. Consumer states when normally down shifting to reduce speed, the cruise control would not disengage when the clutch was pushed in the consumer stated when the clutch was released in a lower gear, it maintained the higher speed and merely revved the engine. The consumer learned he could not down shift, but had to break instead. The consumer and the BMW technician went for a test drive and it was soon discovered that the clucth had to be held for about six seconds in order for the cruise control to disengage. The dealer informed the consumer the delay was apparently within the specifications. It was December 1, 2011 when this clutch issue happened.

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car   Clutch problem of BMW M3

In the 2009 BMW M3 sedan with dct (dual clutch) transmission, there is a significant lag or hesitation of at least 1 second between applying pressure to the accelerator and the clutch engaging and giving acceleration to the wheels. This does not happen from a stand-still, but occurs primarily when the car is in motion at virtually all ranges of speed, from rolling stop (5km/hr or less) through standard road speeds of any degree (residential 30-40km/hr, city roads 50-70km/hr, or highway 90km/hr+). I was carefully in the middle of a slow left turn at an intersection on Saturday, Feb 7, 2009. To avoid an oncoming car prematurely heading in my direction, I pressed on the accelerator to hasten the completion of my turn, but the car did not respond because of the clutch lag. I narrowly avoided being hit. This transmission defect could reasonably result in serious injury or death to the driver or passengers, especially when sudden and unanticipated acceleration out of a difficult driving situation is required. The consumer stated he also experienced unexpected stalls during low speed driving, but not rapid deceleration. Updated 03/11/09. The failure date was Saturday, February 7, 2009.

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car   Clutch problem of Buick Regal

The vehicle was a 1998 Buick Regal. The VIN of this vehicle was 2G4WB52K4W_. Clutch assembly failed. This clutch problem happened on August 1, 1998.

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car   Clutch problem of Buick Regal

The vehicle involved was a 1998 Buick Regal. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 2G4WF5217W_. Clutch seal in transmission leaking. Yh. It was 10/20/98 when this clutch issue happened.

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car   Clutch problem of Cadillac Escalade

The car was a 2002 Cadillac Escalade. The VIN of this Escalade is 1GYEK63N62_. When the accelerator was depressed, the vehicle lurched forward. The door(s) locked on their own, was unable to coordinate the clutch and accelerator, the cruise control was inoperative, the seat positioner didn't function properly, and the wiper blade was out of place.

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car   Clutch problem of Cadillac CTS

The car involved is a 2006 Cadillac Cts. Crash was involved with this problem. The VIN of this vehicle is 1G6DN57U96_. The first problem I encountered with the vehicle was a broken clutch pedal return spring that had fallen out from under the dashboard at 8,850 miles. This was repaired under warranty. Second, I had a Cadillac dealership replace the rear differential under warranty due to a whining noise and leak present at 9,021 miles. At this time I had questioned a clank noise present in the driveline when engaging or disengaging the clutch. I was told this is normal, and no problem was present at this time. At 10,530 miles, I was making a right turn from a stop in first gear. I had accelerated to 20mph and shifted into second gear. I began accelerating in second gear when the driveline failure occurred. The vehicle had spun 270 degrees to the right loosing control. This caused the the vehicle to hit the right side curb with extreme force to the left rear wheel, damaging the rear suspension and differential. The vehicle proceeded over the curb with all four wheels and stopped on a sidewalk. This also caused chassis and front suspension damage. The vehicle was unable to move after the accident due to the clutch not engaging. The clutch pedal travel is now about 3 inches total off the floor, opposed to the original 6 inch travel equal to the height of the brake pedal. As a result of the accident the vehicle was totaled by the insurance company and sold. At this time no assistance has been given by general motors. This clutch problem happened on Wednesday, July 4, 2007.

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car   Clutch problem of Jaguar X-type

The vehicle having this issue was a 2004 Jaguar X-type. Jag x type 2. 5 was driving perfectly. Suddenly while slowing down to make a turn a loud sound like metal grinding was heard as clutch refused to engage into any gear. It was gone. As a former professional driver I knew the sounds and felt when a clutch was wearing out. This was at 46,938 miles. Defective design, mechanical as some part broke or shattered, not due to driver error. Jaguar service said it was not covered by the warranty, but when I was considering to buy this car the Jaguar management assured me that all past mechanical problems had been corrected in these new x type cars. I kept the old damaged parts after paying $ 3246, plus $340 car rental , and $ 65 taxi. It took a second trip back to the dealership to get the clutch to engage properly. They said mine was the second clutch they had ever serviced. Now I am very concerned for my personal safety in driving this car anywhere, and particularly on the freeways. This clutch problem happened on Wednesday, April 4, 2007.

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car   Clutch problem of Jaguar S-type

The car involved was a 2003 Jaguar S-type. The VIN of the car is SAJEB01T53_. 2003 Jaguar s type is now on its fifth replaced clutch and second starter. *** no answer required*** the consumer would like to be absolved of the lease and refunded of all monies invested in the vehicle. This issue happened on 09/13/2005.

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