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Mazda BT-50 2007: Smelly clutch

My 2007 Mazda BT-50 ute had a very smelly clutch problem after reversing a 16-foot caravan. Mazda denied a problem, but changed the clutch on a friend's BT-50 with the same problem. I received no reply when I tried to communicate with them. What can I do?

The clutch might be smelly, but is it slipping or doing anything else untoward. Clutches are a regularly reported problem on one-tonne utes, which suggests most are borderline in capacity. If there is a problem with the functioning of the clutch, approach Mazda again about replacing it. If there isn't a problem think about replacing the clutch with a heavy-duty one that's more capable of handling your towing needs.

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