A fluid leak may be noted from the axle area. Red fluid is from the transmission. Brown fluid is from the power transfer unit (PTU). Leaks are commonly from the axle seal and/or PTU cover seal. Leaking seals should be replaced as necessary.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Lincoln MKS Fluid Leak From Axle Area
Lincoln MKS Problem
Drive Train Affected: AWD
Average Mileage: 18,970 mi (11,200 mi - 32,456 mi)
Visitor, 2013 Lincoln MKS, AWD, 13,255 mi
2013 Lincoln MKS EcoBoost AWD.Fluid leaking from power transfer unit onto exhaust pipe. Resulting fumes enter passenger compartment via heating/AC ducts. When vehicle is stopped with engine running the fumes are so strong they are probably lethal.
Visitor, 2011 Lincoln MKS, AWD, 32,456 mi
Burning oil smell just entered the car, just started. Fumes are nauseating and most likely harmful when inhaled. This is unacceptable for a $55,000 car (I have the EcoBoost) and the car is out of warranty.
Visitor, 2009 Lincoln MKS, AWD, 11,200 mi
This is my third Lincoln and the first time I have had this problem. I am totally frustrated, and will be calling the Ford Customer Relationship Center tomorrow. I feel that even though my car is out of warranty, I should be reimbursed.
The above figure is not a typo. My car only has 11,200 miles on it. My mechanic says this is totally
If I don't get any help from Ford, this will be my last Lincoln. I truly love this car.