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#21 miss_d_bus

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 09:19 PM

given the problems we've had we got the extended warranty. money well spent on these if you can get it.


How much is the extended warranty?

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#22 jott

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Posted 24 June 2008 - 11:00 AM

Rather ****** off at the moment :censor:

As I said earlier in this thread I had my clutch replaced back in February when my car had done 28,000 miles.

Now here we are again in June, car has done 31,000 miles and I've just had a phonecall from the garage to say the clutch needs replaced AGAIN!!

Going to pick it up tomorrow after work and hopefully it will be sorted. Warranty expires at the end of this week too!

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HI. I need some really urgent help. I have a 56 plate 40k aygo all motorway miles and am experiencing similar problems to you and other aygo owners. The car is well driven, never hard and is well serviced. I'm noticing having to use more force than normal between 1st and 2nd gear / clicking noise whist selecting and am noticing the clutch is staring to slip. Have taken to my local toyota dealer (Altrincham) and they have basically told me the clutch is sliping and is my fault and have not acknowledged any faults i have suggested as reference from this site. As a new design car could these faults be design faults. Surely i should not have to pay for a new clutch at 580. Please help with any information or dealers that have helped you with your faults. Thank you ever so much.... Jott

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Posted 24 June 2008 - 08:11 PM

jott,

What you need to do is to contact toyota head office and ask if you could speak to customer relations dept. if they have one.

I had a major engine failure with Alfa 147 when my cambelt failed at just under 5 years and out of warranty, this was before the recommended service change in my handbook (5 years), they offered 50% of the repair bill as compensation and the repair wasn't even carried out at the dealer. Before commiting to the repair I suggest you down this line and explain your situation, plead poverty, compliment them on loving their car and ask if they can do anything for you. It got me 850 pounds towards a 1700 repair bill on my alfa, you just need to talk to the right person and keep cool as getting sh*tty with them will only turn them away.

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 02:53 PM

jott,

What you need to do is to contact toyota head office and ask if you could speak to customer relations dept. if they have one.

I had a major engine failure with Alfa 147 when my cambelt failed at just under 5 years and out of warranty, this was before the recommended service change in my handbook (5 years), they offered 50% of the repair bill as compensation and the repair wasn't even carried out at the dealer. Before commiting to the repair I suggest you down this line and explain your situation, plead poverty, compliment them on loving their car and ask if they can do anything for you. It got me 850 pounds towards a 1700 repair bill on my alfa, you just need to talk to the right person and keep cool as getting sh*tty with them will only turn them away.



Thank you ricardo, i will try this way and let you know what happens. Thank you

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 07:47 PM

The number for Toyota Customer Relations is 01737 367 600 - as provided to me by the nice kind man at Shields Toyota Glasgow who tried to tell me that my clutch failing after 3000 miles was just one of those things and was not the symptom of a more serious problem with the gearbox :angry:

My 3rd clutch is a marginal improvement on the last one but I still don't feel entirely satisfied with it. I am taking my car into a local garage around the corner from my work and I am going to ask them to inspect the whole gearbox and see if they can see anything which has been missed by the guys at Mr. T.

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 02:05 PM

The number for Toyota Customer Relations is 01737 367 600 - as provided to me by the nice kind man at Shields Toyota Glasgow who tried to tell me that my clutch failing after 3000 miles was just one of those things and was not the symptom of a more serious problem with the gearbox :angry:

My 3rd clutch is a marginal improvement on the last one but I still don't feel entirely satisfied with it. I am taking my car into a local garage around the corner from my work and I am going to ask them to inspect the whole gearbox and see if they can see anything which has been missed by the guys at Mr. T.



HI GAYLE, Thank you for your comments, they are most helpful. I will ring the number in the next few days and let you know what happens. Are there any other gearbox/clutch symptons you are/have experienced. Thank you

#27 TK999

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 11:51 AM

We've recently had a lot of the symptoms described in this post on our 7 year old Aygo - very difficult to engage 1st or 2nd gear, horrible noise when putting the car into reverse, etc.

 

The car's still on its original clutch after 45,000 miles, so we're expecting to have to replace it soon. However, we just got it back from its annual service, where they changed the gearbox oil and lubricated the gear-change mechanism and initial impressions are that the gear-change is massively improved.

 

We'll monitor it closely, but hopefully we've avoided a clutch replacement for a little while longer.

Quotes we've had for a new clutch range from £288 (local clutch specialist), to £299 (Mr Clutch), to £438 (our local garage that does the servicing). All prices are including VAT, etc. Seems like a massive variation, so need to understand if it's really like-for-like. Not sure I want some dodgy non-original part fitted that may cause problems in future (there was a similar variation in price when we had the water pump replaced a couple of years ago - very pleased we didn't go to the cheapest place then as we've subsequently found they use unbranded parts that don't actually address the underlying known fault).

 

All in all, we think the Aygo is a great little car, which is fun to drive and still cheap to run due to very low insurance, £20 road tax and good mpg. Moving away from having the car serviced at a Toyata dealership was worthwhile on our part, as we've had some very bad experiences with both Toyota Jemca and Currie Motors.



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Posted 11 February 2014 - 10:27 PM

You might find this post of interest.

 

http://www.c1oc.co.u....php?f=6&t=6956

 

Regrads

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 09:13 PM

Further to my post above, whilst changing the gearbox oil and lubricating the gearchange mechanism had improved things a lot, it still wasn't quite right. We decided to take the plunge and have a new clutch fitted (we had reservations about that as posts in other forums pointed to the gearchange mechanism itself as being the culprit).

 

The clutch was changed at Kingston Bridge clutches, who did the job in under 2 hours (they've changed a lot of them over the years) and for less than £300. They showed me the old clutch and whilst the clutch plates themselves were worn down virtually to the rivets, we were shocked to see that two of the mounting points on the clutch casing had sheered off completely. I'm amazed the clutch worked at all, and relieved that we had it changed before the remaining mounting points failed and goodness knows what sort of internal damage could have been done.

 

The new clutch is the upgraded 19cm version, and works much better than the original ever did.

No clutch slippage, no nasty crunches, and smooth gearchanges.



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