Lawsuit Says Mazda3 Clutch Fails (And So Does the Warranty)

It should come as no surprise that Mazda3 owners are tired of clutch failures. And now, after years of being told the problem was their fault, a lawsuit has been filed in California.

The lawsuit alleges the clutch assemblies have a defect in design that causes premature clutch failure and premature wear to the transmission components. The plaintiffs say the defects cause problems with the clutch disks and pressure plates, in addition to the flywheels.

The lawsuit targets the 2010-2015 Mazda3 with either a 5-speed, or 6-speed transmission. The plaintiffs claim:

  1. The clutch system is defectively designed
  2. Mazda knows about it but won’t honor their warranty
  3. Mazda blames the consumer and makes them pay for another defective clutch replacement

The plaintiffs are being represented by Cafferty Clobes Meriwether & Sprengel, and McCuneWright.