I don't know. If you think about the thousands that they have sold a few bad trans is not a big problem on a new design. I am sure they will have a fix for it and everything will work just fine. Went through the same thing with the exmark 26 and I have several with well over a couple thousand hours on them and only had a to upgrade the wheels(waranteed) and put a few belts on them. Yeah they had their quirks but for all the time they saved me, it was well worth it. If any one is looking to sell theirs let me know and I will make a semi reasonable offer!!!