You don't need to go to a VW dealer for any maintenance, as long as it is done properly and according to VW's requirements / schedules.Miserable Git said:Since VW do not include the clutch as a warrantable item, in the event of such failure, would the clutch still need to be replaced by an approved VW dealership workshop, in order to ensure validity of the manufacturers' warranty, or could the clutch replaced by an independent VW workshop, whose labour rates are likely to be cheaper?
I had the same noise however I took it back to my dealer and they replaced my pedal box and clutch master cylinderManghenMan said:Yes I have the same from 5000k. Infuriating loud click /snatching noise very time I change gear. Currently my local dealer acknowledges the noise but is telling me it is 'normal' and says they aren't going to do anything about it. Seems like a lot of other people have the problem too and that VW are in denial. Unfortunately I have been driving cars for years so I know that this noise is not 'normal' and will lead to eventual component failure. Unfortunately clutches don't come under warranty so I am going to keep hassling them so there can be no doubt that it is a manufacturing fault and not crazed driving when it does eventually blow.