My '06 1.8 VVTi Sri went into the stealers on Wednesday to have the juddering clutch problem looked at.
"Yes" says the Technician I am able to replicate the juddering clutch.
We will speak to Vauxhall to see if they will cover it on a warranty claim.
Vauxhall are spoken to and say.......
Apparently my car has done too many miles (46K) for them to consider replacing the clutch under warranty, and they tell me they will only replace it if the car has under 18K miles.
I have to say I'm a little annoyed as this is a known problem with this engine/gearbox combo. The problem is so obvioulsy not a worn clutch, I have never known a worn clutch to judder. Slipping, yes, but juddering, Never.
I am now being told that I will have to authorise the dealer to strip down the clutch etc and if the problem is something other than a worn clutch then they 'may' reconsider. Note the 'may' bit
I know its a small thing but why should I have the inconvenience of my car being off the road for more days when Vauxhall are aware of this problem and are in effect refusing to do anything about it.
I phoned the customer relation team and spoke with a guy who was serioulsy annoying. After you finished speaking with him there would be a silence on the phone for 10-15 seconds before he would speak again. very strange!
You sit there on the phone in silence for that amount of time, it;s a long time!! Basically got no where with him!
I have now sent Vauxhall an email, mentioning Vectra-c.com and expressing my major displeasure...
We will see what happens!
I would love to hear anyone elses experience, particuarly if this sounds familiar to you.