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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-18-2006, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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2005 Jetta GLI - Clutch Needs Replacement

I am seeking some insight. I have a blue 2005 Jetta GLI. This morning when I started my car I could not put the clutch into niether reverse or any of the other gears. I had my car towed to the nearest VW dealership. They called me back to explain that my clutch needed to be replaced because it had frozen up. The cost of the repairs will be roughly $1,800.

The car has 21, 000 miles and I do not race or drive the car with a heavy foot. I do not understand how the clutch can give out on this car. THe dealership told me that it usually happens when the car is driven through flooded streets and water then cause the mechanical devices to fuse together. I am not a mechanic so this is my best explaination of what they told me. They also told me that the clutch is not covered under warranty because it is considered a driver error! The warranty for my car is supposed to be 4 years or 50,000 miles. I can't afford to pay for this repair and it's not fair that they are sticking me with an outrageous bill to repair something that I would consider a defect in the car. I have not driven the car through any floods nor have I driven the car like a racecar driver.

I have done some research on the internet and I have found some other posts from users who have been through the same scenerio.

Is there anything I can do to justify not having to pay for the whole repair? I would appreciate any helpful advice or hear about similar situations that may have happened to other drivers. Thanks in advance!

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Talk to the service manager and elevate it to the VW regional manager. They should cover it. If you have to pay for the repair, ask to return all the parts replaced. You can take them to other garage to see if the clutch failed due to bad part or poor driving. Then go from there.

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are you sure it is not just the clutch cable?
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