In Reply to: Re: When did 150,000 miles become "low mileage" ??? posted by Tim Daley(MI) on October 19, 2018 at 16:12:53:
Transmissions do NOT like heat, the most frequent cause of failure. Any moisture or anti-freeze is also a problem to fiber clutch plates. Abuse? Nah, never happen. Not saying they are perfect but they have to take so much blame for owner/operator poor maintenance and abuse.
Ever brake torque an automatic transmission? That can generate so much heat the fluid breaks down.
Who ever changes and flushes an automatic transmission per the owner manual? Very few people.
And guess what. I'm guilty of all of those abuses.
Also not to say that we have not had some pizz poor engineering decisions and budget constraints.
Lastly, I spent 3 years visiting vehicle assembly plants to review installation processes. What an eye opener. We reduced our transmission warranty claims by 50% by assuring proper processes that habitually got neglected or abandoned.