This is different issue. The issue is VW under-specced the clutch on the car, put it into production, and then won't stand behind them when the clutch does fail. It's a major cost, and for someone like me who bought the car new for $40,000 and dealing with a $X,XXX failure not 12K miles into the ownership experience? That's unacceptable on any car.
So let's stop excusing Volkswagen. They sh#t the bed on me and made their problems mine. You don't do that to a customer. Ever.