Date registered: Mar 2005
Vehicle: '01-E320 & 02-ST2
Location: John 15:18-19
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Well... I don't think it can properly be described as a 'common occurrence'. There are several hundred thousand (wouldn't be suprised if it is over a million) of these transmissions out there, so it would take a huge number to make it common. That said, even a two percent failure rate -- nowhere near common -- affects thousands of cars. The vast majority of them live out their lives with mary a leak.
But you make a very good point: inspections cannot be ignored, for this and a hundred other reasons.
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