Failed clutch on my Ateca

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DougFoster
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Re: Failed clutch on my Ateca

Post by DougFoster » Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:40 pm

David, did you get this sorted as I am having the same issue?
My car had done 10,000 miles and is also he 1 litre turbo model
I am refusing to accept any liability for this and have rejected any potential Seat offer of a goodwill gesture so would be interested to know how you got on
Thanks


Kamil1981
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Re: Failed clutch on my Ateca

Post by Kamil1981 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:06 am

Good morning, My 1.0 Petrol manual Ateca is 9 months old. Week ago clutch failed and the car was towed to the dealer for repair. I did only 1200 miles in the car from new. I'm still waiting for the dealer to tell me will they be able to fix this under the warranty. What chances do I have arguing that it is not my fault?


jackbauer
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Re: Failed clutch on my Ateca

Post by jackbauer » Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:22 pm

There seems to be a worrying trend here particularly with the 1.0 engine cars. I really hope I don't end up in the same boat soon as mines is the 1.0. I've covered 4500 miles since September 2017 and I have noticed when reversing up a slight hill the clutch does burn very easily. Has anyone had a confirmed resolution to this matter as it seems from previous posts SEAT are washing their hands of the issue?
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Kamil1981
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Re: Failed clutch on my Ateca

Post by Kamil1981 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:29 pm

I would (kind of) understand clutch failing after 10000-20000 miles ... but after 1200 it is heartbreaking. Still waiting for the call back from the dealer, I really hope that they will have decency to fix this under the warranty...


jackbauer
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Re: Failed clutch on my Ateca

Post by jackbauer » Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:28 pm

Kamil1981 wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:29 pm
I would (kind of) understand clutch failing after 10000-20000 miles ... but after 1200 it is heartbreaking. Still waiting for the call back from the dealer, I really hope that they will have decency to fix this under the warranty...
In all my years of driving I have never had a clutch fail on me and I've covered well over 50,000 miles in various cars so I would expect the Ateca to be the same. Kamil1981 let us know what your dealer says and the what the cause of the clutch failing is. Hopefully you have it fixed soon.
Driving - 1.0 SE Technology in Rodium Grey with top view camera, tinted windows, convenience pack and LED/ambient lighting pack. Ordered May 2017. Delivered 2nd September 2017.


Kamil1981
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Re: Failed clutch on my Ateca

Post by Kamil1981 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:34 pm

jackbauer wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:28 pm
Kamil1981 wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:29 pm
I would (kind of) understand clutch failing after 10000-20000 miles ... but after 1200 it is heartbreaking. Still waiting for the call back from the dealer, I really hope that they will have decency to fix this under the warranty...
In all my years of driving I have never had a clutch fail on me and I've covered well over 50,000 miles in various cars so I would expect the Ateca to be the same. Kamil1981 let us know what your dealer says and the what the cause of the clutch failing is. Hopefully you have it fixed soon.
Most definitely I will:)


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Re: Failed clutch on my Ateca

Post by DavidP » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:52 pm

I have extensive experience of handling claims in the Small Claims Track Track of the County Court. I can’t offer my services in a professional capacity but I’m very happy to give guidance where I can if people have questions.
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Kamil1981
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Re: Failed clutch on my Ateca

Post by Kamil1981 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:22 am

Kamil1981 wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:34 pm
jackbauer wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:28 pm
Kamil1981 wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:29 pm
I would (kind of) understand clutch failing after 10000-20000 miles ... but after 1200 it is heartbreaking. Still waiting for the call back from the dealer, I really hope that they will have decency to fix this under the warranty...
In all my years of driving I have never had a clutch fail on me and I've covered well over 50,000 miles in various cars so I would expect the Ateca to be the same. Kamil1981 let us know what your dealer says and the what the cause of the clutch failing is. Hopefully you have it fixed soon.
Most definitely I will:)
Good morning, quick update. I received a call from dealership and I was told that it looks like the clutch burned out (I knew that already). They also told me that they will speak to SEAT to get the clutch repaired under the warranty as regardless of the way the car was driven it should not fail after 1200 miles. I'm waiting for call from them to confirm that SEAT will pick up the cost.


DougFoster
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Re: Failed clutch on my Ateca

Post by DougFoster » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:51 am

I’m still in dispute with Seat over my failed clutch at 10000 miles despite like others having often had cars with over 70000 miles on the clock with no clutch issues
It does seem a worrying trend


jackbauer
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Re: Failed clutch on my Ateca

Post by jackbauer » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:20 pm

I have also noticed recently on a slight uphill with the parking brake engaged (not auto hold) when you go to pull away the clutch again burns very easily. It does seem to be particularly affecting 1.0 cars and not 1.4’s or diesels. Perhaps a different bite point for the 1.0 or the clutch is a lot more sensitive. Not sure.

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Good morning, quick update. I received a call from dealership and I was told that it looks like the clutch burned out (I knew that already). They also told me that they will speak to SEAT to get the clutch repaired under the warranty as regardless of the way the car was driven it should not fail after 1200 miles. I'm waiting for call from them to confirm that SEAT will pick up the cost.
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Well at least that’s something and I should think so too about SEAT picking up the cost. You expect the clutch to last in excess of thousands of miles.
DougFoster wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:51 am
I’m still in dispute with Seat over my failed clutch at 10000 miles despite like others having often had cars with over 70000 miles on the clock with no clutch issues
It does seem a worrying trend
That isn’t good and hopefully this can be resolved sooner rather than later.
Driving - 1.0 SE Technology in Rodium Grey with top view camera, tinted windows, convenience pack and LED/ambient lighting pack. Ordered May 2017. Delivered 2nd September 2017.


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