Originally Posted by wingzero_
This could be true, but I mean there are several instances now of this happening. And I doubt a father would get his daughter a manual car unless he was damn sure she could drive it.
I don't think this the issue is abuse. I've driven manuals from Miatas to modded Mustangs for at least 25 years and I've never smoked a clutch from abuse. I did replace the mustang clutch after a 130k miles, but that was more performance related. My daughter learned on this car but she picked it up right away. Maybe stalled it 4 or 5 times total. she isn't the crazy driver sort either (I know she's a teenager though).
I drove the car the day before the clutch died and I felt no slippage or issues at all. No clutch smell or indication of problems. My daughter said it felt normal until she tried to take off from a stop light and that is where the clutch didn't come off the floor and wouldn't full engage.
If you read others descriptions of this problem on the internet and not just this forum that is what most say happens. No indication of problems, then all at once no clutch engagement. There are probably 50 reports of this on the 2010 2.5 if you look around. Not statistically enough for Mazda to admit too but more than a cooincedence to me.