Monday, December 28, 2009

Yaris in the shop: Clutch chatter

I dropped off my '07 Yaris at the dealership today. I've had some clutch chatter in first gear when it's cold, and in reverse all the time; something other Yarisworld owners have also had. Let's hope the dealership has a fix, or that it's not a major issue.

My 2005 Scion xB also had some clutch issues, although they were totally different (slipping clutch, throw-out bearing). FYI, I have owned seven cars with manual transmissions, and never had any problems, sans my xB and Yaris. Let's hope it's just coincidence!


Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about your clutch problem. I assume the car is still under warranty? I hope so. On the same subject, buying a car with a warranty that lasts the duration of the payment schedule is a must for me. I won't go back to the days when I had to cover a car payment, expensive repairs, towing fees and rental fees. That almost destroyed my finances a few times.
Now, it's 60,000 miles/five years or no deal. Good luck with your Yaris.

Andy Lilienthal said...

Well, it looks like they're going to put in a whole new clutch and flywheel. And yes, it will be under warranty.