I can't believe it. I have suffered the much feared and dreaded CVT Auto transmission start clutch failure that I thought I had avoided with full Honda servicing...
2003 Honda Fit
A shade under 50,000km on the clock
Surely this has to be considered a premature failure rather than standard "wear and tear"?
I have been told that Honda NZ had an extended service arrangement for Jazz models in this era which would have covered the replacement of the start clutch (I've been quoted around $2000 for the repair).
However this is an import of course, and Honda NZ apparently won't stand behind their brand because it was imported.
Any idea who I might talk to at Honda NZ for some help here? This is a massive bill and a huge blow to our brand loyalty and belief in Honda. We love our Hondas to bits and this is a pretty hard pill to swallow.
Any experiences in dealing with this kind of issue (where a well documented problem has struck your imported vehicle) would be much appreciated. Via PM if you'd prefer is ok too.
Thanks in advance.