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Fluid Leak From Axle Area on Lincoln MKS

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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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Lincoln MKS Vehicles With This Problem

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Average mileage: 93,815 (10,300–610,768)
Drive Train affected: AWD
4 model years affected: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013
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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.
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.
Not sure of the cost yet to replace. The garage told me my right front axle seal is leaking.
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.
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?
Krieger's of Muscatine, Iowa is a joke. I bought this car 2 months ago and now I'm expected to shell out over $1,500 for a new PTU. No customer service deals, discounts, or anything considering the car was purchased just 2 short months ago. The car is used, but it has only 43k miles on it and was supposedly in great condition with only 1 personal previous owner. This is ridiculous and beyond frustrating. I will never purchase from here again, nor will my family.
I was getting my 2013 mks inspected 3/13/2017 they brought me out to garage to show me a couple of issues I have the AWD rear differential is leaking fluid only 36,000 miles on car, also left front axle seal leaking said above issues have not been repaired yet.