I could not find any TSB or recalls on the item in our database but a google search seems to indicate this is quite a common fault.
Solenoids are electrical components and there is no definite life span for them. How long they last is anybody's guess.
Electrical components are unpredictable so there is no definite answer for you. What I can say is that these solenoids, being made up of coil windings do fail over time as they are subjected to heat, from the trans fluids and when being energised by electrical currents.
From another point of view, the connectors are on the transmission and I have seen many cases of which contaminations to the terminals causes them to fail. When contacts deteriorates due to presence of water and in some cases battery electrolytes, as the battery is above the connectors, the malfunction would be detected by the computer.
When a fault is traced to the solenoids, replacement is recommended though at times cleaning the connections would suffice.
Hope this answers your question.
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009 AT 11:26 AM