Clutch replacement 4th time in 4 years/33000km

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Clutch replacement 4th time in 4 years/33000km

Post by RafalSroka » Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:42 pm

Hello All,

Here is my mom's Nissan's story:
Nissan Qashqai 1.6 DIG-T Tekana, Model Qashqai 13-17
Bought new 2016.05 in Poland.
2016.09 - 4 months old car, 1500km - clutch dead for the 1st time. Clutch slipping, worn out completely. They said my mom can't drive manual (yea, after 40 years of driving manual transition cars). But Nissan agreed to split cost or clutch replacement 50/50.
2017.05 - 1 year old car, 5500km. Clutch dead again (2nd time). We had to replace flyweel as well. According to Nissan - the car is OK, my mom can't use clutch properly.
2018.10 - 2 year 5 month old car, 21000km. Clutch worn out 3rd time. Mom paid for replacement.
2020.08 - 4 years 3 months old car, 33000km. Clutch slipping again. 4th time. My mom paid for clutch replacement.

Has anyone ever heard about such a case?
How is it possible that the clutch gets worn out 4 times in 33000km?? She lives in a flat area, doesn't speed, drives carefully.
Nissan said "mom keeps foot on the clutch pedal" (which could cause clutch to slip and wear) - not true. Clutch problems never happened to her before. She had Nissan Primera before (manual) which she used for over 5 years and did maybe 100k km. And few other cars before. No clutch problems.
We don't know what to do with this car. Nissan dealer was ready to buy it back, but for +-40% of the original price. So we'd have to give little too much to have another new car. And it wouldn't be Nissan I'm afraid.
Any advice?

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Re: Clutch replacement 4th time in 4 years/33000km

Post by MikeGC » Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:54 pm

I can’t help, sorry, but welcome to the forum
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Re: Clutch replacement 4th time in 4 years/33000km

Post by Gel » Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:57 pm

Not reported on this scale here, to my knowledge - dealer is correct, is it must be driving style. Has she driven a manual before.
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Post by calnorth » Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:00 am

I have only once witnessed a driver cause a clutch to overheat and smell in normal traffic. Not a Nissan and It surprised me greatly.

Repetition of that will finish a clutch and flywheel very quickly.
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Re: Clutch replacement 4th time in 4 years/33000km

Post by Buffy » Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:45 am

Even resting a foot on the clutch pedal when the car is in motion can cause premeture wear.
Interestingly , is the release bearing worn too ?

Personally - if you are convinced its not driver error - then I would be questioning the clutch actuation and hydraulics.
Is the clutch cover actually releasing properly ?
Is there a tow bar fitted.
Do you live on a steep hill etc etc
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Re: Clutch replacement 4th time in 4 years/33000km

Post by Mocca » Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:39 pm

I have same car, 1.6 dig-t 2015., with 75.000 km and no clutch problems. Maybe it is a bad luck.

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Re: Clutch replacement 4th time in 4 years/33000km

Post by gloucester » Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:41 pm

Welcome to this forum.

Nothing's been reported like that before.

My father had to have a new clutch on a relatively new Peugeot - he was advised it was driver behaviour.

I checked and found he used to keep his foot on the pedal and sometimes slightly depress it going round corners - I can only assume he was somehow taught that or otherwise picked it up.

I've never had a new clutch on any car. And I'm 63 now...

EDIT - in fact some people recommend it!

https://www.quora.com/Do-I-have-to-pres ... ng-corners

https://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/1772608
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