Date registered: May 2004
Vehicle: Debadged 6-Speed '05 C320 Sports Coupe
Location: Rhode Island
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The surface rust appears unrelated to the failure. The fractured metal is clean and rust-free.
Parts fail. Vehicles require repair. Fix 'em and move on.
Nobody in the "rust belt" could afford to drive if every part with surface rust was replaced to eliminate a "potential" failure.
Everything on the underbody would fall into that category.