Warped Flywheel May Cause Shudder When Vehicle is in Reverse on Mazda Miata MX-5

The flywheel can warp causing a shudder when the vehicle is in reverse.

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Average mileage: 85,000 (60,000–110,000)
Drive Trains affected: 1.8L 4 Cylinder, Manual Transmission
7 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, more2003, 2004, 2005
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problem details
1999 Mazda Miata MX-5 - Manual Transmission 110,000 mi,
shudder heard will backing in reverce
2001 Mazda Miata MX-5 - Manual Transmission 60,000 mi,
ignored probelm