Transmission Oil Leaks from Left Side Half Shaft Area on Ford Fusion

If the transmission oil leaks out of left side half shaft area, it may be from a worn axle shaft seal. The seal can be damaged by a poor surface finish on the axle shaft. The axle shaft and seal should be replaced to correct the problem.

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Average mileage: 68,548 (7,180–132,000)
Drive Trains affected: Automatic Transmission, Manual Transmission
6 model years affected: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, more2013, 2014
88 people reported this problem
71 people shared problem details
2010 Ford Fusion- Automatic Transmission61,098
I found a leak on the left side of the car when it was getting a regular oil change. Had the left side axle and seal into transmission replaced, about two weeks later I discovered another leak in the same place. I was told by the Ford Dealer that the warratty ran out after 60,000 miles. It shouldn't matter about the warranty when the problem is from the factory. Come on Ford get with the program.
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2010 Ford Fusion- Automatic Transmission54,000
Seal, bushing and axle shaft were replaced on Left side at Ford garage under warranty. The same problem re-occured about a month later. Taking it in to get fixed again. Hope they fix it right this time. What a JOKE. Last Ford product I will buy.
2010 Ford Fusion- Automatic Transmission53,000
During Oil change informed of a leak and given the $500 bad news estimate. Looking for a mechanic to do the fix as I don't think Ford deserves the cash on this one.
2010 Ford Fusion- Automatic Transmission79,000
Have had our 2010 Ford Fusion less then a year and thankfully purchased an extended warranty. We noticed the transmission slipping really bad from 1st-2nd and it's more noticable when the car is cold. Just took it to the service center at the ford dealer and they replaced the drivers side axle seal. Got it home and a few hours later have noticed it's still leaking and a small puddle on the garage floor. Called the service center at the ford dealer and they are sending a tow truck down in the morning to get it and take another look at it and HOPEFULLY fix it! I would not recommend buying a Ford Fusion to ANYONE! They are known for this problem as well as the Ford Edge (in which we owned a 2007 edge that had the same problem) and the Escapes! I wish we had done our research before purchasing this car! BIG MISTAKE!!!
2010 Ford Fusion- Automatic Transmission66,000
starting leaking transmission fluid from front left side. I had it towed to repair shop and the cost is 230.00 for parts, 60.00 for transmission fluid and 440.00 for the labor. Seems outrageous what they are charging for labor and this is at a Ford dealership.
2010 Ford Fusion- Automatic Transmission66,000
I have only owned this car for about 6,000 miles. Found a puddle in my driveway about 6 inches around and took it into the ford dealer and they wanted $110 just to diagnose the problem and they couldnt look at it for 2 weeks. I took it to a local transmission shop and had it fixed for $300 on the same day I took it in.
2010 Ford Fusion- Automatic Transmission47,000
Took my car in for a regular oil change and the mechanic discovered I had a leak in the axle shaft so now I am sitting with a loaner car waiting for a backordered part and no idea when I will get my car back.
2010 Ford Fusion- Automatic Transmission57,000
Transmission Fluid leaks seal at left CV joint. I took it to have it serviced due to slipping/ jerking when changing gears. Total of repairs cost me over $500.00, 4 days later, seal is broken again and needs to be replaced again. Ford needs to Recall this vehical...after seeing hundreds of exact same issue!
2010 Ford Fusion- Automatic Transmission70,000
Trans seal leaking, rough shifting, especially when cold. Of course the powertrain warrenty is expired...should be a recall!!!!
2010 Ford Fusion- Automatic Transmission60,000
My son and I both have 2010 fusion's with leaking half shafts. Why doesn't ford fix this. It really stinks when they know they have a problem, but refuse to fix it. I own 3 Ford's!!!
2010 Ford Fusion- Automatic Transmission74,000
Oil leaks found on garage floor. Put vehicle on ramps, removed belly pan cover and found a transmission oil leak on the left side of transmission. Haven't had it in for a repair yet.
2011 Ford Fusion- Automatic Transmission50,400
Left axle seal leaking
2010 Ford Fusion- Automatic Transmission
I have had the same problem with the axle seal and bearing. Local dealer ordered the parts which are backordered three weeks. Said car is ok to drive but may have to stop in for fuild until repair can be made. Won't give me a quart of extra fluid so I could keep it in the trunk. Too bad for them if it fails. Towing and rental car may be in their future. :( Now I have to keep cardboard on the garage floor.
2010 Ford Fusion- Automatic Transmission40,000
clunky bucking intermittent leaked out quarts over time Replaced half shaft seal and bushing to fix from a TSB
2013 Ford Fusion- Automatic Transmission20,000
Guess they haven't fixed this problem even in the newer model. During oil change the leak was discovered. Since I bought it second-hand, not sure if the warranty will cover it. More crap from the American auto industry.
2011 Ford Fusion120,000
Transmission liquid leak on the left... 930 $ at Ford Land'O Lakes.... :-((
2010 Ford Fusion- Automatic Transmission68,763
I've had the same problem. I took my car to Ford for the hard shifting between 2nd and 3rd, which was worse when the car was left sitting for a week. Ford said the seal was worn which was causing my trans fluid to leak. In order for them to replace the seal, which they said was normal wear and tear, they had to replace the axle assembly. Once I returned home with my car, the hard shifting continued and only got worse. A month later my car is back, but in a different shop, and they are in the process of getting a new seal from Ford with the expectation that they'll have to replace the axle assembly again. Wondering where the recall is? This is getting pricey.
2010 Ford Fusion- Automatic Transmission90,000
Left axle seal leak, not fixed yet
2010 Ford Fusion- Automatic Transmission71,000
Same LH trans axle leaks causing problems here. Found out about it when I took the car to the local Ford dealer for what I suspected was PCM module calibration needed for sudden lurching and loss of power problem (13B17), and to check electronic throttle body (13N03), which is under extended "customer satisfaction program". Turns out lurching was due to low trans fluid and iis not yet covered according to Ford Customer relation as a "customer satisfaction program", since, " not enough people have called to complain." So, anybody out there with the same problem call Ford and register a complaint at, 800-392-3673, options 1 (for English), then 4 and 5 to get a warm body to talk to.
2012 Ford Fusion- Automatic Transmission39,500
left axle seal leaked. had it replaced under extended warranty.
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