Honda i-Shift - clutch wear?

In the Sat. June 8th Motoring Suplement you answered a readers question about a smell from their 3 year old Jazz like a burning clutch. You suggested that it was probably a clutch failure. I understood that early clutch failure in a manual car was probably due to poor driving technique but when the clutch operation is automated this cannot be. What could cause a failure in this case?

Asked on 10 June 2013 by Ray Walker

Answered by Honest John
An i-shift is an automated manual. The clutch is subject to wear.
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