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Lincoln MKS Fluid Leak From Axle Area

Lincoln MKS Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013

Drive Train Affected: AWD

Average Mileage: 35,923 mi (11,200 mi - 80,000 mi)


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.

  • , , 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.

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  • , , 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.

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  • , , 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.

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  • , , AWD, 46,000 mi

    Ptu seal leaking

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  • , , 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?

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