Nissan has so many issues with this transmission that they doubled the warranty to 10 years/120k miles.
I will reach both in the spring of 2013. So far I have not had problems (other than some starts that are not as smooth as expected if you accelerate too fast from a stop sign - which have been there since day one).
I really want to keep this car for several more years and my mechanic says it should easily go many more miles - except if this issue with the transmission occurs. How can I find out what percentage to 2003 cars experience this so I can determine my odds. Or better yet - how can I figure out if it is beginning to happen so I can get it done within the extended warranty period - rather than a day after.