I'm not altogether sure they did. They don't have the improved 7 year waranty on the 02 models, even though (AFAIK) its the same tranny. Just recently my tranny is starting to act wierd. I dunno if its my driving style or what, but I don't think it was acting this way when it was new. I only have 35k miles, but my commute is literally uphill both ways (i drive through a valley between work and home). I'd actually like to hear if anyone else out there has any input on this as well.
As u may noticed that I have the 02 and so far I dont have tranny problem yet. I put 55k miles on it from fresh 0 mile so...dont know...LOLZ
But then again, I dont have the "heavy foot" so it may help too...
I put my car in D3 yesterday and it shifted funky. D4 is no problem but my D3 is wierd. I have a 2001 and my transmission is under full coverage but I don't want to have a huge headache. My car is also about 70 miles short of 48,000 miles.