Clutch Overheated Message during very easy driving, 2013 458

Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by mtxv14, May 28, 2020.

  1. mtxv14

    mtxv14 Rookie

    Jun 30, 2017
    Hi all--
    I've had my car for about 1.5 years now and this is the first hiccup.

    Last weekend I did some spirited driving and drove the car home about 25 miles at normal highway cruising speed. All seemed well.

    In the morning I went out for gas, and since I just hit 1 tick on my fuel gauge I popped it in wet mode to keep revs down and drove to the gas station about .5 miles away. Upon leaving I popped it back into race mode and almost immediately I got a clutch overheat message. I got it two more times on my short drive home.

    The following day I took it out for some minor spirited driving, I didn't hit redline, and it popped up once again. I checked all temperatures at the time and they looked fine.

    I purchased the extended warranty so it's heading to the shop next week for yearly service as well as getting that looked at, however I planned on driving it this weekend.

    Is that ill-advised? Would disconnecting the battery to let everything clear out be a bad idea?

    My initial guess is that it's a sensor given that I didn't smell clutch and there were no other signs of an overheated clutch, FWIW.

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  3. daflk

    daflk Formula Junior

    Jan 27, 2013
    Hong Kong
    I have it too even on cold start. There are good days where it never happens and bad days where it’s incessant. Just clutch temp sensor, there are no co dependencies. You can just ignore it for now but get it done under warranty as it’s a gearbox out job.

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