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post #1 of 13 Old 10-26-2011, 08:36 AM Thread Starter
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only had our 2 lt TDCI 53 plate C Max (which we lirve!!) for 4 months - we bought it from Toyota main dealer with full years warrenty but now the clutch is going - god it stinks - and is juddering....now waiting to hear from the garage to see if it is under warrenty- it blooming better be !

We need this to tow our carvan next year (it hadnt towed before and had one owner who was local from new with main dealer services )

so the wait is gonna be a long one !!!!!!!!!!
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As it#s happended within 6 months of purchase then the fault (for sale of goods purposes) should be considered to have existed at the time of sale. As presumably no mention was made of a clutch problem it was bought presuming clutch was OK. At 37K it's well below when a normal like expired clutch would fail

A chant with trading standards to confirm may be a wise step




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brilliant idea - many thanks - i think it was starting to go (now i look back) but of course u trust these dealers! i will be having rucks if they say its wear and tear at 37k .....
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Perhaps see what a Ford Service agent would say about clutch life as well. Go there without letting them see the Max and ask (you could use the excuse you are thinking of buying but have heard worrying tales of early clutch failure~ etc)




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well they say it is "impossible to say if it is wear and tear without stripping it dowm" so if i let them so that i might be lumbered with a bill of anything between 700 and 1400 - but i have to comit to pay it if the strip it and it isnt under warrenty . They say its unusual but it depends on how it was driven. i cant afford that kind of bill - so i am stuck..... gutted totally gutted
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What kind of Rip-Off merchants do you have down there masquerading as garages? 1400 to change a clutch?? F******H***L That is OUTRAGEOUS! I was quoted 470 by the Citroen MAIN DEALER up here last year for the same job on my Picasso. I got it done at an independant garage for 200 labour plus parts which I sourced from Ebay for less than half main dealer price. Total job was under 300! Even 700 is seriously taking the P**S! I can't imagine job on a the C-Max is all that much different from a Picasso! If the warranty (Which incidentally YOU paid for as part of the purchase price) refuses to cough up, I would say you have a good case in law.

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What kind of Rip-Off merchants do you have down there masquerading as garages? 1400 to change a clutch?? F******H***L That is OUTRAGEOUS! I was quoted 470 by the Citroen MAIN DEALER up here last year for the same job on my Picasso. I got it done at an independant garage for 200 labour plus parts which I sourced from Ebay for less than half main dealer price. Total job was under 300! Even 700 is seriously taking the P**S! I can't imagine job on a the C-Max is all that much different from a Picasso! If the warranty (Which incidentally YOU paid for as part of the purchase price) refuses to cough up, I would say you have a good case in law.
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This year I was quoted 400 for a new cluck on my Ford focus[img]smileys/smiley1.gif[/img]But as it had done 175200 miles I changed it for a Cmax and got 300 for it at the garage
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What kind of Rip-Off merchants do you have down there masquerading as garages? 1400 to change a clutch?? F******H***L That is OUTRAGEOUS! I was quoted 470 by the Citroen MAIN DEALER up here last year for the same job on my Picasso. I got it done at an independant garage for 200 labour plus parts which I sourced from Ebay for less than half main dealer price. Total job was under 300! Even 700 is seriously taking the P**S! I can't imagine job on a the C-Max is all that much different from a Picasso! If the warranty (Which incidentally YOU paid for as part of the purchase price) refuses to cough up, I would say you have a good case in law.
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