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#5 of 475 Mazda3 Clutch Problems Anyone?
Mar 13, 2007 (1:38 pm)
I own a 2004 Mazda3 hatchback. I've had the clutch replaced at 6,000 miles which was covered under warranty. I currently have only 17,900 miles on my vehicle and I need to get the clutch and possibly flywheel replaced. They are telling me it's $1700 and not covered under warranty because the warranty on clutches is 1 year (it's been 1.5 years). Has anyone else had similar problems. They tell me at the dealership it's normal wear and tear, I know it must be a defect becasue I've driven manuals my whole life and have never had to replace a clutch at 15,000 miles let alone 2 at less than 18,000 miles. They basically told me I don't know how to drive and its my fault my clutch is worn out and that I'm SOL and I'm going to be forced to fork over 1700 bucks. I called Mazda Warranty and they said that they rely on the Mazda service dept. and as long as they say its normal wear and tear and the warranty expired I'm basically screwed. Please let me know if anyone else has had this problem. This will be the last Mazda I purchase.
Soon to be ex Mazda owner
#6 of 475 Re: Mazda3 Clutch Problems Anyone? [matt1979]
Mar 13, 2007 (7:44 pm)
That's the most outrageous thing I've ever heard, I put 130,000 formula 1 type miles on '90 Chevy Beretta GTZ...hit the rev limiter multiple times & never had any problem with the clutch ....between the 73 Triump GT6 MkIII, 76 TR7, 89 Calais QUAD 4, etc.....never had clutch problems. & drive like a maniac...maybe you are the world's worst driver?
#7 of 475 Re: Mazda3 Clutch Problems Anyone? [smogdung]
Mar 13, 2007 (7:50 pm)
I have a 97 Trans Am that I haven't put two clutches in. My advice to you don't buy a Mazda.
#8 of 475 Re: Mazda3 Clutch Problems Anyone? [matt1979]
Mar 13, 2007 (9:28 pm)
I have a 2006 Mazda 3i with manual transmission. Have about 11k miles on it, and no problems with my clutch. Haven't heard of other Mazda3 owners with M/Ts having issues.
#9 of 475 Re: Mazda3 Clutch Problems Anyone? [tomkozski]
Mar 14, 2007 (6:53 am)
I own a '97 M3i 5M with 6,800 miles so far with no clutch problems. What problems were you having before the first replacement, and is the same thing happening now?
#10 of 475 Re: Mazda3 Clutch Problems Anyone? [acd]
Mar 14, 2007 (8:53 am)
I haven't had any problems with the car aside from the clutch. I contacted the better business bureau and am planning on filing a complaint agaist the dealership. carsurvey.org has compalints of multiple Mazda owners concerning clutches on Mazda3's and Mazda6's
#11 of 475 Re: Mazda3 Clutch Problems Anyone? [matt1979]
Apr 18, 2007 (12:46 pm)
i have a 2006 mazda3 hatch with a m/t and as of the past 2 weeks i've noticed that it will kick itself out of third and into neautral if i don't forcefully hold it till i let the clutch out also in reverse if i go over 10 mph it will do the same ... anybody else heard of this?? plan on taking it to the dealership tommorrow..
#12 of 475 Re: Mazda3 Clutch Problems Anyone? [hero1987]
Apr 18, 2007 (1:24 pm)
Yes, I heard of this. How many miles do you have on your car? Does the trans light come on? Is it showing a "D" on your instrumental panel?
I am on another forum that is huge with Mazda people. I have red about others who have the similar problem like you have. Let me find out why.