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    Default Would you expect warranty to cover a worn out clutch?

    Afternoon all, I have a 2010 Subaru Forrester which has a two year extended warranty which started in 2013. It does have high km (230k) but the clutch went in it last night and the dealer has said it's normal wear and tear so probably isn't covered by warranty. I have the money to cover it but thought the warranty would cover a worn out clutch and the guy I spoke to said it's something they've been seeing a few of in the Diesels.

    I'm happy to pay to get it fixed if it's not a normal warranty claim but I'm surprised it wouldn't be covered.
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    I would also have classed thatas normal wear and tear, like brakes and tyres really.

    Now if something had broken that would be different.

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    Thanks Fred,
    I feel better hearing it from someone other than a Subaru dealer This is my third Roo and I've but high k's on all of them but have never had a clutch go.


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    Yep - normal wear and tear for those kms.
    We are also on our third Roo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by corbs View Post
    Afternoon all, I have a 2010 Subaru Forrester which has a two year extended warranty which started in 2013. It does have high km (230k) but the clutch went in it last night and the dealer has said it's normal wear and tear so probably isn't covered by warranty.
    Clutch went in the Rodeo last week - 230k as well.

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    Mine's on the out in my little Peugeot at 278,500-ish.

    I do have the distinction of having a "Dual Mass Flywheel" (?) Which means I have to/should replace that at the same time..
    $900.00 mates rate for the kit. Best I could manage was $1200...

    Clutch at 230's quite good going really and yes it is a wear and tear item.
    I see folks on the UK Peugeot forum saying they got 67ks and they're happy with that?

    Just did my '89 Rodeo at 267, still had the original clutch...now that WAS fun...

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    IMHO a clutch is a consumable part, just like a brake pad, and wouldn't be a warranty item. Particularly if you have a wife that drives like mine !

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    Like it says, which Roo's are these, The Big Reds or The Greys.
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    The roo that jumped into the side of our white roo and did this.

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    What you don't see is that both driver side doors and the back panel were also damaged, only cost $8k to fix it up!
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    I wouldn't expect a clutch to be replaced under warranty. I would consider 230k to be a pretty good run.

    Not sure if this is relevant to you, but i heard/read somewhere that clutches are more prone to failure these days with the advent of 6speed gearboxes.

    Apparently if you hold 6th gear at lower speeds (i guess below 100-110km/h) it puts extra load on the clutch and adds to the failure rate. Not sure how right this is.

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    Hi Corbs.

    Ive a 2011 diesel Forester too. 160,000km. Have you had the DPF light coming on at all?

    my daily return trip to work is 200km, so the DPF has plenty of time to burn the crap out of it, but for the last 20,000 or so kilometres the DPF light has been coming and then going into limp home mode every 5000km.


    A common problem with diesel cars that meet Euro 5 emission standards, but only usually for soccer mums who do short, cold trips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I_wanna_Shed View Post
    Hi Corbs.

    Ive a 2011 diesel Forester too. 160,000km. Have you had the DPF light coming on at all?...

    Nathan.
    Nathan, no issues with the DPF light but before the last service I was getting the rear diff temp light coming on fairly regularly and then on constantly the day before the service. Apparently it's a connection which often comes loose and the local place solders them back on.

    I now realise that the warning signs were there for the clutch for a while now. There were times where it felt like the car was revving but not increasing speed as I'd normally expect (felt a bit like turbo lag to me). I assumed it was a turbo issue or something with the computer system or just bad fuel but wasn't something I'd have associated with the clutch.
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    Corb's 250k is darn good run out of it but had there been a clutch job done prior you buying it? Had a lower standard kit been fitted? Not everyone uses dealers or top quality kits when installing even dealers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelinround View Post
    Corb's 250k is darn good run out of it but had there been a clutch job done prior you buying it? Had a lower standard kit been fitted? Not everyone uses dealers or top quality kits when installing even dealers.
    I feel much better hearing other stories about clutches and general life expectancy for them. My other two Roos have both run high km and I didn't have clutch issues with either. We got this one new so no dodgy clutches installed in the past.
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    If all that my old mechanic tells me is true, piston rings were essentially a consumable too, back in the 60's. But it's nice to know that I should get about another 70,000km out of my Suby clutch.

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