Hello welcome to just answer I am master tech and will be able to assist you today.
these are is no specific range on these cars
so all are affected, even 2003?
in fact I have had a couple customers at my dealer that are still on their original transmission
Hello yes they are all affected.
on a pre-purchase test drive, is there anything i can do to test the transmission?
if the transmission does have a slip when shifting or a harsh shift.
right, but any specific speed or driving pattern i should use to test?
also look at the transmission fluid see if it has a burnt smell like a burnt candle.
is it the 2->3 shift?
you should do some fast take offs and once your up to cruise speed then step on it to make it down shift and see how it shifts
yes most issues are in the 2-3 up shift
hard acceleration will normally show a issue
aha good, thanks
is there any truth to the idea that if a car made it to 100K miles without transmission problems, the transmission will be ok?
nope all false
my old 2001 CL developed the transmission problem at only about 50K miles
got it, thanks