So my esc took out my new savox servo and tqi rx.
When my esc went fried, apparently in didnt want to die alone. I just got my new esc in and it wasnt recognizing my tqi rx. Replaced it with the traxxas link out of my merv. Then the steering wasnt working. A new servo later and Its finally working again.
Is this common when esc's fry or burn out?
I've only fried one ESC. The fire took a set of batteries with it, but my Rx and servo were fine.
I haven't seen others reporting what you describe, so that may suggest it is not common, however when electrical components fail you never know what kind of short circuiting, or power spikes may occur as result, so IMO your experience is probably not unusual, but likely not common.