After sending in the faulty ESC to DJI I also found out that the ESC destroyed the motor it was attached to. Here’re some pics showing the overheated lead-in wire to the windings as well as the video demonstrating the failure mode once again:
Humor allert: Six weeks turn around time? I think that the people who say the DJI customer service is actually RTC whereas the normal failure mode of a DJI drone is RTH (Return To Home) It actually takes six weeks to to enable the real failure DJI mode of Return To China (RTC). HA!
When the sh*t hits the fan ya gotta relay on humor, after all.