Originally posted by psoper
My wagon did the same thing in either first or second for the first couple thousand miles, I took it to a dealer with the complaint, they adjusted the shifter fork tension (not a big deal, no charge or anything) and it's been trouble free ever since. (now at 19,500 mi)
I heard of one or two tranny replacements for these symptoms early on, but I think they may have it figured out now.
I just can't believe that mechanics replace a transmission without ruling that out first.
Any elementary diagnostic routine would tell you to check the linkage.