I think it would be bad to publish all the information, the cure would be worse than the desease.
- in this age, these advisories would inflate to irrational defiance.
- it is normal practice that Canon collects repeat repairs. These are consumer goods (except for the expensive "big whites" and the 1DX), getting free service for all repeated problems does not fit with the prices that we pay.
- Pushing transparency should concentrate on big problems (1DIII AF, 1DX oil, D600 dust, ...) in my opinion.
- I don't think the camera industry needs this kind of bashing right now...
The potential impacts I see :
-> For the consumer :
+ in case of problem, strong elements against Canon service if they deny the issue
+ possible free repair / exchange in that case
- stress and frustration for consumers without problem, a lot of testing, and false alerts
- possible higher prices of other repairs, longer delays, etc if Canon has a problem with service costs or the number of false alerts
- more difficult used market
-> for CanonRumors :
? you change the nature of your site (canonrumors -> canonleaks), I would expect this kind of leak site to do a lot of filtration/journalism to concentrate on really important issues, where Canon does really mishandle the client. If you just publish everything, it is in my opinion more an attack at the company than legitimate consumer defense.