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by David Gatenby
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Failed clutch on my Ateca
Replies: 67
Views: 13399

Re: Failed clutch on my Ateca

The case was held at Leeds County Court on 19 September 2018 and the claim number was D78YM649. I rejected two offers to settle of around £400 and £500. The judge used the “fitness for purpose” argument in the award and this overruled the defence claim that the guarantee does not cover the clutch. T...
by David Gatenby
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Main Seat Ateca chat
Topic: Is this smell the car breaking in or a sign of a problem?
Replies: 18
Views: 3748

Re: Is this smell the car breaking in or a sign of a problem?

Further to the above my case came up in the Leeds Small Claims court last month and the judge found in my favour. Seat had claimed that the clutch was not covered by the warranty so I based my claim on fitness for purpose. The garage claimed that as no manufacturing fault was found the failure must ...
by David Gatenby
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Failed clutch on my Ateca
Replies: 67
Views: 13399

Re: Failed clutch on my Ateca

I finally went to court on 19th September and am pleased to say that the judge found in my favour and awarded me £1861.41 which covered the full cost of the repair plus court costs. I had rejected two partial offers to settle before the hearing and was faced with potentially large costs had I lost a...
by David Gatenby
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Failed clutch on my Ateca
Replies: 67
Views: 13399

Re: Failed clutch on my Ateca

I am awaiting a telephone mediation interview next week and if we don’t reach agreement the next step will be the County Court. I found additional information via Google which gives information about how to spot problems. What are the signs of a bad dual mass flywheel …Burnt smell. One of the major ...
by David Gatenby
Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Main Seat Ateca chat
Topic: Is this smell the car breaking in or a sign of a problem?
Replies: 18
Views: 3748

Re: Is this smell the car breaking in or a sign of a problem?

Hi I had a similar problem with my SEAT ATECA 1 litre manual car so please beware lest you suffer as I did. My car started smoking at less than 3 months old and I took it back to the main dealer. I was reassured that it was likely to be a high spot on the clutch and I was reassured there was nothing...
by David Gatenby
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Main Seat Ateca chat
Topic: Is this smell the car breaking in or a sign of a problem?
Replies: 18
Views: 3748

Re: Is this smell the car breaking in or a sign of a problem?

Please beware. I have Seat Ateca which also had a burning clutch smell and smoke which occurred after three months and less than 3000 miles. I took the car back to the dealer and was assured there was nothing to worry about. The clutch failed completely at 5400 miles and the car had to be towed to t...
by David Gatenby
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Failed clutch on my Ateca
Replies: 67
Views: 13399

Re: Failed clutch on my Ateca

Just to update my post yesterday I had to pay just short of £1600 to get the main dealer to release my Ateca back to me. The car would not be released without payment. The dealer said that a check of the clutch did not reveal any manufacturing defect so by implication the fault must be due to driver...
by David Gatenby
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Failed clutch on my Ateca
Replies: 67
Views: 13399

Failed clutch on my Ateca

I have a 10 month old Ateca currently back with the main dealer who is asking for some £2000 to replace the clutch and flywheel on my Ateca in spite of the car having covered only 5000 miles. The car had a fault within the first three months when we had to stop because the clutch was smoking badly a...

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