Originally Posted by 93stealthman
needless to say I am quite surprised at the lack of quality control..
It would not surprise me in the least. I have worked for a major space electronics company. It is really surprising how easy it is for human beings to make a mistake and others to miss catching it, even when they know how much the stuff costs and how critical the parts are to the final product.
I wouldn't think that even a high end auto manufacturing line would be immune.