Premature clutch failure linked to the dual mass flywheel?

I have a 2010 Nissan Qashqai+2. Last August after a problem I took it to my local garage and they said that there was a problem with the flywheel base plate, which was very unusual and it would need replacing but only after Nissan UK agreed that it was a faulty part.

Nissan agreed with the dealer and authorised repairs, which took some time as the part had to be ordered from overseas - that's how unusual the problem was.

Recently, after service at the same dealer, I was told the clutch may need replacing soon as they noticed it had a high biting point. To my surprise I was told it would cost about £1300. From what I have read it seems that the clutch and the flywheel are interlinked parts and as such would it not be the case that if the flywheel was a faulty part that this could have cause premature wear of the clutch? I have done 26000 miles in the Qashqai.

Asked on 27 May 2013 by PP

Answered by Honest John
I can't understand why the whole lot was not replaced at the time of the first repair. Ridiculous to replace a faulty Dual Mass Flywheel and not replace the clutch at the same time. Looks to me like you are now being asked to pay for the repair that was done under warranty.
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