Should an entire clutch assembly wear out at 57,000 miles? I am second owner and am being told nothing is covered under the warranty that this is normal wear & tear. Also very confusing about second owner warranty coverage. Other things have been covered but now I'm being told nothing for this major problem. Will cost $1400 that I don't have.
clutch assembly on 2006 Kia Sorento
by LorJean in Bristol, CT on July 28, 2010
2 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by mastertech6371 on July 28, 2010
all depends on driving habits. you do not know how the first owner drove and if you have more than one driver, some of it may be your habits. it is a normal wear and tear item so it is not a warranty issue. Roy
COMMENT by LorJean on July 28, 2010
Thanks Roy. Not what I wanted to hear but I appreciate your feedback!
ANSWER by Visitor on September 08, 2010
My clutch assembly on my NEW Kia went out after a year. I only have 46000 miles on my Kia Sorento and so far I've had to replace headlights, clutch and now AC compressor. Only the clutch was covered as it was within the first year.
...not necessitate replacement of the complete AC compressor or evacuation and recharging of the air conditioning system.
Sometimes after about driving for more than 15 miutes with aircon on the clutch gets sticky to the end where it gets stuck at the bottom. even if you pull it back with your hand the clutch does not...
The clutch will not engage and I would like to change just the clutch, not the whole compressor...
There is no noise when heat is on floor setting or other heat setting only when i put it on defrost it makes loud noise