Have any CTS-V owners experienced premature clutch failure?
My 2004 CTS-V currently has a little over 16,000 miles and was brought to the shop this week due to difficulty getting the car into reverse. My suspicions were confirmed when the dealership let me know that the clutch was worn. Much to my dismay, they are claiming that my "aggressive" driving has led to this failure and it is my responsibility to pay for the repair.
First off, I baby this car on a regular basis and, secondly, the car is built and advertised as a performance vehicle that should be capable of handling "spirited" driving.
Has anyone else had experience with premature wear and was the fix covered under warranty? I would understand having to fix the clutch at 60,000 miles, but 16,000 miles seems ridiculous. Any help would be much appreciated.