The clutch on my Toyota Aygo burnt out after six journeys - should I have to pay for the repair work?

I bought a brand new Toyota Aygo over a month ago and have only driven the car six times. The clutch has now burnt out and the dealer is saying that it will cost £807 to have this repaired. If it turns out to be my fault, I have to pay. What should I do?

Asked on 25 October 2017 by Marion

Answered by Honest John
That should be covered under the original new car warranty for six months. Is there any possibility that you could have been driving the car with your foot still on the clutch pedal? You would be able to smell if the clutch was slipping to the extent that it burned out in six journeys.
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