2010 Mazda Mazda3 2.5L 4-cyl. 6-speed Manual Consumer Review - catastrophic clutch failure at 14k

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catastrophic clutch failure at 14k miles
By natdallas on


2010 Mazda Mazda3 s Sport 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6M)


I've really enjoyed driving this car. I've driven two manual hondas, one subaru and an old datsun. Never any clutch problems. My 2010 Mazda 3 had a tight clutch one day, and then in the course of a day and a half, the clutch engaged the gear only partially--losing power--and finally, with a snapping sound, no power at all. Miriam Stevens (at Mazda North America Customer Care) gave the impression that Mazda does not care about premature clutch failures on this car. I mentioned the many web-postings about customers with similar clutch failures that appear out of nowhere, ending in sudden failure. This issue is not the result of wear and tear. Want to call lawyer.
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By coakub
on 08/09/11 15:02 PM (PDT)

http://www.mazdas247.com/forum/showthread.php?123800831-Premature-Clutch-Failure-in-2010-6-spd-Man&p=5754050#post5754050 if you read there, i am having the same exact issue, a class action lawsuit needs to be brought forth.

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By alenda2675
on 12/08/11 07:13 AM (PST)

I am going through the same ordeal with my 2011 3 sport. The clutch began to fail at 10,000 miles and when asked about it they indicated that it was normal. So I drove it for another 9,000 miles until last weekend the clutch completely went out. Mazda refuses to accept that its a defect until they pull it apart. Based on what I am reading online this has been happening to a number of people. $1100 to repair. I just called the CT Better Business Bureau and will hopefully get some help from them. I have been driving a manual transmission car (Honda, Mitsubishi, and 2 BMW's) and never had any problems with the clutchs. I am hoping that Mazda makes good on this issue but I have a feeling I am going to have to fight for this.

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By coakub
on 09/14/11 13:50 PM (PDT)

http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/dontbuyamazda/ join this group if you agree.

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By hphopsoldr
on 12/19/11 14:33 PM (PST)

Same problem here...only had 8500 miles on my clutch and it went out fast. I was told Mazda wouldn't cover it as it is a wear product. Wear sounds more like 25,000 and above miles....8500 isn't wear.

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