Report: Transmission (Red) or Power Transfer Unit (PTU) (Brown) Fluid Leaks at Axle Area
Ford Edge Problem
Drive Trains Affected: AWD, FWD
Average Mileage: 44,170,082 mi (3,000 mi - 1,500,027,000 mi)
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.
Visitor, 2008 Ford Edge, 80,000 mi
My Edge has been at dealer for close to 2 months!!! Still waiting on this epidemic of PTU backorders. Have received ZERO help from Ford customer service...in fact, they act like it's the first they've heard of this problem. This should be a CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT! Found this and will inquire...
FORD...you're not covering this up. I will help see to it. You've had a WELL know problem at hand and were jut praying that people just waited months for the part, paid up the $2000 to fix it and then went on their way. Not this time...shame on your corporate greed!
Visitor, 2008 Ford Edge, AWD, 30,280 mi
Currently at the dealer because a large fluid leak developed over two days. Dealer says it is a transmission seal leak and will cost $535 to fix. Waiting on the repairs now sounds like there are quite a few that have had the same problem. This is my Mothers car and she is 84 years old the 3 yr warranty expired in May this year wouldn't it figure. We know she has not been driving it hard so can't understand how a 3 year old car with less than 31k miles has a transmission seal go bad seems like a factory defect to me.
Visitor, 2007 Ford Edge, AWD, 65,000 mi
I have a 2007 AWD EDGE began dripping black fluid on my driveway at 65K, I thought it was oil at first since I just had it changed. The drip stopped so on my way until I hit 70K then I began to smell a burnt smell from under the car and really noticed when I turned on the heater. Bigger spots of grease appeared so I took it in to a nearby Transmission shop they knew right off the bat it was the PTU Leaking. Cost to repair is $1600 a deal from what I am seeing what others have paid but when you do not have the $$ it is a lot. I bought the FORD EDGE because I wanted to buy American and support our People who build our cars and FORD'S Motto "Built Tough" Well from what I am learning this is a design flaw in in the Transmission and Ford is aware but has yet to do anything!! Had a Honda Accord before and put 150K on it never had a repair bill NEVER! this Car has been in the shop for struts,bearings, swing arms etc... Never again..
Visitor, 2011 Ford Edge, FWD, 38,000 mi
Ford eplorer xlt- Had the ptu seal replaced 3 times. Leaking oil every 45 days or so. First two times was told seal must have been bad. Finally they are admitting it may be more than the seal. Seal and car covered under warrantee. Part has a 90 day guarantee so haven't paid anything yet. Bought the car with this problem. The leak Issa slow I didn't realize it was a problem. Bought direct from a ford dealer. Car should have been problem free since it was certified.
Visitor, 2011 Ford Edge, AWD, 26,000 mi
I started to hear a hum when I accelerated. I took the vehicle in to my dealer. Asked a technician to ride along to recreate the noise. He heard it right away. Immediately lifted the vehicle up to inspect it and identified it was the PTU. Was leaking blackish/brown fluid. they put in a part replacement request. Was told that the part is on a "national backorder" and I would hopefully be identified as an emergency replacement recipient. This was March 30th, 2012. As of 12 April 2012, I contacted Ford directly to follow up, and the part was still not available.
Visitor, 2011 Ford Edge, AWD, 25,000 mi
I had a slow drip, just enough to stain my driveway. Then one day a grinding noise. The dealer diagnosed it as a failed PTU. The problem is, there are over 700 on backorder with NO DELIVERY DATE from Ford. My car has been out of commission for over two weeks now with no end in sight.
Haven't had it fixed yet because the leak is a slow drip.
Visitor, 2008 Ford Edge, AWD, 74,500 mi
Sluggish respone while driving, went to dealer was charged 950 to replace PTU seals, Right axle (gears were stripped) transmission flush and reprogramming. worked ok for a 1 or 2 still not working great
Visitor, 2009 Ford Edge, AWD
leaking fluid ford dealer said that it was the PTU.
Visitor, 2011 Ford Edge, AWD, 1,500,027,000 mi
2011 Edge Limited AWD - At about 15K miles, noticed drops of fluid on the garage floor and brought the vehicle to the dealer to have it checked. Dealer told me it was bad PTU seals that were not properly installed during the manufacturing process. It took them upwards of 2 weeks to get all necessary parts in and complete the repairs, which apparently consisted of replacing all seals in the immediate area around the leaking component. About 8 months later, I noticed that the vehicle had started leaking again - very distinct red fluid. At 27K miles, I started smelling a burning smell inside and out; inspecting the vehicle, I saw wisps of smoke coming up from underneath through the engine compartment. I could also see fluid seeping down onto what I believe is the exhaust manifold and smoking off. Very carefully brought the vehicle to the dealer service department where it now sits. Will update when I get word.