vibration damper failure

The vibration damper failed on our 2000 E320, not a big repair in itself, but it damaged the oil pans, which resulted in a 1400 dollar repair bill. Our mechanic said MB had been
through SIX parts changes on the damper. Anybody had this problem?
(Our car has been perfectly cared for and only has 40K miles.)
--AJ
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Very common problem, you can read all about it here http://www.mercedesshop.com/shopforum/showthread.php3?s^a7ad2397791a99cf073af3fc5d3ba8&threadidc512
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