A fluid leak may be noted from the axle area. Red fluid is from the transmission. Brown fluid is from the power transfer unit (PTU). Leaks are commonly from the axle seal and/or PTU cover seal. Leaking seals should be replaced as necessary.
Average mileage: 51,942 (11,200–120,000)
Drive Train affected: AWD
12 people reported this problem
Burning oil smell just entered the car, just started. Fumes are nauseating and most likely harmful when inhaled. This is unacceptable for a $55,000 car (I have the EcoBoost) and the car is out of warranty.
This is my third Lincoln and the first time I have had this problem. I am totally frustrated, and will be calling the Ford Customer Relationship Center tomorrow. I feel that even though my car is out of warranty, I should be reimbursed.
The above figure is not a typo. My car only has 11,200 miles on it. My mechanic says this is totally
If I don't get any help from Ford, this will be my last Lincoln. I truly love this car.