There was a clutch recall on 2000 models, but if I recall the problem wasn't
the bearing. That said, any car can have things like bearing failure,
although industry-wide they're rare. Sometimes a bearing noise simply means
there's a small bit of debris in the race and it will go away on its own.
If it was me, I'd be monitoring it to see if it gets worse. But it may
grumble for years and never fail.
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