Ford Flex Problem Report

Ford Flex Transmission (Red) or Power Transfer Unit (PTU) (Brown) Fluid Leaks at Axle Area

(16 reports)

A leaking axle shaft seal and / or PTU cover seal can cause transmission (red) or Power Transfer Unit (PTU) (brown) fluid leaks at the axle area. The axle shaft seal and / or PTU cover seal may be leaking and should be replaced as required.

Right front trans axel leak -
Had the seal replace less than a year ago. It's leaking again, and now the dealer says the seals are fine; but it needs a new PTU to the tune of $1,700.00. Frustrating that such a great car, has such crappy dealer service. -
Power Transfer Unit Leaked. It seems that either the leak or some other event caused the internal casing to burn up. now the unit has to be replaced at a cost of ~$1400 -
brown fluid drops on garage floor. Dealer said they must R& R PTU and reseal for $820.70 Hoping I can find it done cheaper somewhere else. -
We are now on our 4th seal and it's now has gone bad. Dealer is saying we need a new PTU ... for a seal issue? -
This is the second leak in 5000 miles (June 2012). -
Transmission fluid leaked at first. ( Drive shaft seals bad) Now have leak in rear differential. -
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