Clutch burnt out in 700 miles

My dad's new Skoda Fabia needs a new clutch after just 700 miles and the Skoda dealer says this is not covered by warranty as it is wear and tear - but shouldn't a clutch last for longer than 700 miles, even if driven badly? The garage says it is from bad driving.

Asked on 25 May 2013 by dukepjilly

Answered by Honest John
To cover this situation, VAG only warrants its clutches for 6,000 miles or 6 months, whichever comes first. So if it's less than 6 months old they have to replace the clutch even though it was his driving that burned it out.
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