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Ford Fusion PTU (power transfer unit) - Fusion Sport AWD

Ford Fusion Problem
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Model Year Affected: 2011

Drive Train Affected: Automatic Transmission

  • Dee716, , Automatic Transmission, 40,200 mi

    Noticing for a couple of months a burning smell coming into the car, at random times. Sometimes very strong, enough to have to drive with the windows down. Took into dealer and discovered the PTU (the thing off the transmission that powers the AWD) was leaking fluid, possibly dripping on exhaust causing the burning smell. Shop said parts inside were possibly worn or broken and the fluid was very burned. Covered under drive train warranty thank goodness. Surpised that something so major could be wrong with such a young vehicle that is well cared for.

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