Clutch burnt out after 7,000 miles

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Clutch burnt out after 7,000 miles

Post by Davethedug » Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:52 pm

Has anyone else ever had this problem, it appears rife in the T-Roc, the dealer is trying to say it’s my style of driving, I’ve been driving for 60yrs and never ever burnt out a clutch, I’ve “googled” this problem and it does appear to happen a LOT, until VW admit to it being a fault, the customers are having to pay £1,500 for new clutches etc, some people are saying this has happened more than once to them, any help would be appreciated!

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Re: Clutch burnt out after 7,000 miles

Post by Halin9 » Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:45 pm

You would have to have a pretty bad driving style to burn out a clutch in 7000 miles..!.. Keep pressing your Dealer and contact VW Customer Services..

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Re: Clutch burnt out after 7,000 miles

Post by Malcolm Scott » Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:21 am

I seem to remember reading on the UK Polos forum that the problem was largely confined to cars with the 5-speed gearbox. IIRC it was suggested that first gear was so high as to require the clutch to be slipped to avoid stalling on moving off. Hope this helps.

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Re: Clutch burnt out after 7,000 miles

Post by Housty » Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:03 pm

Most of the clutch problems were on the automatic gearbox. They have now changed those dry clutches to wet clutches.
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Re: Clutch burnt out after 7,000 miles

Post by GeoBog » Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:17 am

No issues here after 8000 miles. I've got the 6 speed manual though.
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