Let me start for the beginning. I was driving home from work on back country roads not doing much more than 40MPH the whole way. Half was through my journey I went to press the clutch in to come to a stop and the clutch pedal went loose like it lost connection with the clutch although the pedal still recoils to the engaged position. I turned the car off for a second and turned it back on to see if this would fix it and still the car would not go into gear. At this point I know that the pedal is no longer connected to the clutch and assumed the hydraulic system is broken. After Honda service had a chance to look at it they said they were going to replace the clutch master cylinder. After replacing it they said the hydraulic system wasnt the cause and they had to take the trainee out and it would take a few days to diagnose the problem. Today Honda calls me and says the clutch is burned out and the massive heat damaged the pressure plate, bent the tabs (?) and the clutch needed to be replaced. He informed me that Honda doesnt warrantee a clutch after 16000 miles and he had to call HNA to see if they would pick up the $1300 tab. I completely understand them not wanting to replace burnt out clutches since that is drivers fault. The problem with the situation is my clutch couldnt be burnt out and caused massive heat damage since my clutch never slipped on me and was running the same since the day I got the car. Also the clutch is making perfect connection with the pressure plate since the gears grind when trying to put it into gear (service rep tried to move the car after it was taken off the tow truck). I am waiting to see waiting to see what Honda has to say about them picking up the tab and then I will be forced to complain, but I dont want to start an argument with HNA with incorrect data. If the clutch is burnt out then: Why does my clutch still make contact with the pressure plate causing the car to not go into gear? How could my car stall when I was coming to a stop and the pressing the clutch peddle did noting? If the clutch was burnt to nothing it still shouldnt have a problem putting it into first gear and slip all the way. I dont feel that a burnt out clutch could be the cause of my clutch engaging and disengaging, correct myif I am wrong. 04 Civic with 25000 miles I had manual cars before with much more mileage and no problems with the clutch. I dont drive like a maniac and dont go higher than 80 MPH on the highway.