Fluid Leak From Axle Area on Lincoln MKS

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.

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Average mileage: 51,942 (11,200–120,000)
Drive Train affected: AWD
4 model years affected: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013
12 people reported this problem
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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.
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 unacceptable. If I don't get any help from Ford, this will be my last Lincoln. I truly love this car.
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.
2009 Lincoln MKS - AWD 80,000 mi,
Not sure of the cost yet to replace. The garage told me my right front axle seal is leaking.
2009 Lincoln MKS - AWD 46,000 mi,
Ptu seal leaking
2009 Lincoln MKS - AWD 32,628 mi,
Took my car in for a regular oil change and filter maintaince reported that I will very soon need to have my PTU replace at a cost of $1800.Is this normal for this car with only 32,628 miles?