Hi I have a Vauxhall Viva which I purchased new in Dec 2015. I have just had to put it in a garage because the clutch is slipping. Now I am not a mechanic so excuse the way I describe this.... yesterday the rev counter went right up, the engine sounded like it was revving but there was no extra speed, I was only doing 30, when I took foot off accelerator the car shuddered, I put foot back on and it was ok. It happened twice in 15 mins. This morning I was sat in traffic, stopped at lights put it in first gear lifted clutch thats when there was grinding noise. It only happened in first, but it did it a few times. So I called garage and took it in. I have only had it just over a year abd like I said its only done 7000 miles. I am not a boy racer I drive carefully.
It obviously needs replacing but I just want to know if it covered under warranty. It is with Thurlow Nunn which is where I purchased it.
They tell me it needs new clutch and therefore the gearbox needs removing. They also said slave needs replacing. They are not sure if it will be covered under warranty and are quoting me £1200 to repair. Car has only done 7000 miles and I am the only driver (and a careful driver).
Does this sound right? Could it be dodgy gearbox or is the garage pulling a fast one? Surely it should be covered under warranty.