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I bought a 2009 MINI Cooper S in February. Since then I have put 1100 miles on it. About a month ago, I noticed it was making a strange screeching noise when I pulled away from a standstill. My local garage...
I've just had a new clutch and flywheel fitted to my Ford Mondeo. The garage has included a 24 month/18,000-mile warranty on the clutch and a 12 month/12,000-mile warranty on the flywheel. To keep the...
I have burnt the clutch out on my Subaru Forester of 45,000 miles. With the engine running, it won't go into any gear. The warranty is for 5 years and runs out in September. Will I be fobbed off with it...
My stepson bought a 2013 vehicle with approx. 40,000 miles on the clock four months ago. The clutch has now failed. The dealer claims wear and tear. Do we have any rights in this case? The repair has been...
I have a problem with the clutch pedal staying down. I am being told this is a gearbox problem. What do you think?
I have a Skoda Karoq 1.5 petrol manual, which had a clutch break at 11,000 miles. The disk is damaged and the dealer said it's due to inappropriate usage, which is not the case. I have more lots of driving...
How can I tell if the clutch in my car is failing?
My mother bought a SEAT Leon 1.2 TSI DSG new in July 2015. A new clutch was fitted in July 2016 under warranty, and new clutches are now being fitted again in June 2018 under warranty. I'm aware of the...
I bought a 2015 Citroen C1 with 26,000 miles on it six months ago, which was serviced before I had it delivered. A month in, I first used the horn, and discovered it didn't work. Along with this, the gears...
On 1 June 2017, I bought a Nissan Qashqai ex-demonstration car with 2000 miles from a Nissan main dealer. The clutch failed last week, so I took it in to the same dealer for repair. The car has now done...
 

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