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.
Average mileage: 79,365 (35,800–129,365)
Drive Trains affected: 2WD, 4WD, AWD, FWD
25 people reported this problem
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.
PTO started leaking out of the vent, notcied some drops on the floor. Had the fluid changed, but unfortunately is too late. Time for a new PTO.
Recommend changing fluid every 25k or so.
I have a 2014 Ford Flex SEL and the PTU needs to be fixed. I have 60,700 miles on my car that is 700 miles outside of warranty. The dealership is calling ford to see if they will take care of it but I am really disappointed in buying a new car for 40,000. Stay tuned
PTU seal has been replaced by dealer 4 times and now leaks more than ever. Originally took Flex to dealer for unrelated problem and was informed seal was leaking. Leak was so minor I had never noticed it. Car has never left a drop on the garage floor. After first repair and every one afterwards, the leak has been terrible and now it's parked.
Heard a grinding sound. Took the car into Monarch Ford (Exeter, CA) they said the problem was with front axle struts, sound did not go away. Then then reshaped the right rear rotor. Sound did not go away. Then my tenant noticed an oil spot after we left for the weekly 250 mile trip to the ranch. We then got back from the ranch we discovered that the vehicle was leaking more. Called Monarch Ford again and they insisted that the front axle lube was thick and would not drip. This is in direct conflict with your website and now they are checking your website.