Mazda MX5 owners have reported 1 problem related to clutch (under the power train category). The most recently reported issues are listed below.
This mx-5 has the 5 speed manual transmission. With approximately 1,200 miles on the vehicle, the clutch friction point (the location in pedal travel where the clutch begins to engage) moved from the bottom of the pedal (near the floor) to approximately one inch from the top (pedal normal position -- not depressed). Servicing dealer held the vehicle overnight and stated "they all do that". When I requested to drive the vehicle they compared it to, I was told they were too busy. I walked over to the sales department and asked a salesperson if I could compare mine to a similarly-equipped model on the lot. We located the only other 5 speed manual in their inventory and I confirmed the clutch engagement was towards the bottom of pedal travel, just as mine was when it was "new". The friction point on this clutch continues to creep forward. I'm assuming the pedal will have no effect whatsoever in about 500 miles. I've checked the clutch fluid (shared with the brake fluid reservoir) and the level is within normal range. My dealer refuses to admit there is a problem. I intend to take this issue directly to Mazda after consulting with the dealership's general manager next week. I've been driving manual transmission vehicles my whole life. I typically get at least 100,000 miles per clutch. This is not a driver error issue.
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