<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Clay L:
I offered to head up the design review on the next iteration of the IP and kick some butt, but they haven't taken me up on my offer for some reason. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>ClayL, Knows this part of the business really well he used to design instrument clusters.
About the initial IP failure, that's not too remarkable to capture that early on in your ownership because this is when you are supposed to trap these types of problems or failures. I'm sure that the replacement IP will continue to function properly. My replacement IP has been fine for 3 years and counting. If there is a repeat failure I have not read where anyone has gone out of pocket for a replacement IP.
Once you get accustomed with how the IP relates data, you should be able to improve your prognostication skills.