Transmission Oil Leaks from Left Side Half Shaft Area on Ford Fusion

If the transmission oil leaks out of left side half shaft area, it may be from a worn axle shaft seal. The seal can be damaged by a poor surface finish on the axle shaft. The axle shaft and seal should be replaced to correct the problem.

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Average mileage: 67,942 (7,180–132,000)
Drive Trains affected: Automatic Transmission, Manual Transmission
5 model years affected: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, more2014
83 people reported this problem
67 people shared problem details
2010 Ford Fusion- Automatic Transmission61,098
I found a leak on the left side of the car when it was getting a regular oil change. Had the left side axle and seal into transmission replaced, about two weeks later I discovered another leak in the same place. I was told by the Ford Dealer that the warratty ran out after 60,000 miles. It shouldn't matter about the warranty when the problem is from the factory. Come on Ford get with the program.
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2010 Ford Fusion- Automatic Transmission54,000
Seal, bushing and axle shaft were replaced on Left side at Ford garage under warranty. The same problem re-occured about a month later. Taking it in to get fixed again. Hope they fix it right this time. What a JOKE. Last Ford product I will buy.
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2010 Ford Fusion- Automatic Transmission53,000
During Oil change informed of a leak and given the $500 bad news estimate. Looking for a mechanic to do the fix as I don't think Ford deserves the cash on this one.
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2010 Ford Fusion- Automatic Transmission66,000
starting leaking transmission fluid from front left side. I had it towed to repair shop and the cost is 230.00 for parts, 60.00 for transmission fluid and 440.00 for the labor. Seems outrageous what they are charging for labor and this is at a Ford dealership.
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2010 Ford Fusion- Automatic Transmission79,000
Have had our 2010 Ford Fusion less then a year and thankfully purchased an extended warranty. We noticed the transmission slipping really bad from 1st-2nd and it's more noticable when the car is cold. Just took it to the service center at the ford dealer and they replaced the drivers side axle seal. Got it home and a few hours later have noticed it's still leaking and a small puddle on the garage floor. Called the service center at the ford dealer and they are sending a tow truck down in the morning to get it and take another look at it and HOPEFULLY fix it! I would not recommend buying a Ford Fusion to ANYONE! They are known for this problem as well as the Ford Edge (in which we owned a 2007 edge that had the same problem) and the Escapes! I wish we had done our research before purchasing this car! BIG MISTAKE!!!
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2010 Ford Fusion- Automatic Transmission66,000
I have only owned this car for about 6,000 miles. Found a puddle in my driveway about 6 inches around and took it into the ford dealer and they wanted $110 just to diagnose the problem and they couldnt look at it for 2 weeks. I took it to a local transmission shop and had it fixed for $300 on the same day I took it in.
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2010 Ford Fusion- Automatic Transmission47,000
Took my car in for a regular oil change and the mechanic discovered I had a leak in the axle shaft so now I am sitting with a loaner car waiting for a backordered part and no idea when I will get my car back.
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2010 Ford Fusion- Automatic Transmission57,000
Transmission Fluid leaks seal at left CV joint. I took it to have it serviced due to slipping/ jerking when changing gears. Total of repairs cost me over $500.00, 4 days later, seal is broken again and needs to be replaced again. Ford needs to Recall this vehical...after seeing hundreds of exact same issue!
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2010 Ford Fusion- Automatic Transmission70,000
Trans seal leaking, rough shifting, especially when cold. Of course the powertrain warrenty is expired...should be a recall!!!!
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2010 Ford Fusion- Automatic Transmission60,000
My son and I both have 2010 fusion's with leaking half shafts. Why doesn't ford fix this. It really stinks when they know they have a problem, but refuse to fix it. I own 3 Ford's!!!
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2010 Ford Fusion- Automatic Transmission74,000
Oil leaks found on garage floor. Put vehicle on ramps, removed belly pan cover and found a transmission oil leak on the left side of transmission. Haven't had it in for a repair yet.
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2011 Ford Fusion- Automatic Transmission50,400
Left axle seal leaking
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2010 Ford Fusion- Automatic Transmission
I have had the same problem with the axle seal and bearing. Local dealer ordered the parts which are backordered three weeks. Said car is ok to drive but may have to stop in for fuild until repair can be made. Won't give me a quart of extra fluid so I could keep it in the trunk. Too bad for them if it fails. Towing and rental car may be in their future. :( Now I have to keep cardboard on the garage floor.
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2010 Ford Fusion- Automatic Transmission40,000
clunky bucking intermittent leaked out quarts over time Replaced half shaft seal and bushing to fix from a TSB
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2010 Ford Fusion- Automatic Transmission71,000
Same LH trans axle leaks causing problems here. Found out about it when I took the car to the local Ford dealer for what I suspected was PCM module calibration needed for sudden lurching and loss of power problem (13B17), and to check electronic throttle body (13N03), which is under extended "customer satisfaction program". Turns out lurching was due to low trans fluid and iis not yet covered according to Ford Customer relation as a "customer satisfaction program", since, " not enough people have called to complain." So, anybody out there with the same problem call Ford and register a complaint at, 800-392-3673, options 1 (for English), then 4 and 5 to get a warm body to talk to.
2012 Ford Fusion- Automatic Transmission39,500
left axle seal leaked. had it replaced under extended warranty.
2010 Ford Fusion- Automatic Transmission68,000
Same problem- ford wanted 750.00 minimum to fix- brought to a reliable repair shop- changes seal- still leaked- chafes seal again- STILL leaked- this started right after warranty ran out- dealer said no recall- ridiculous! How can you not recall something that obviously is an issue with LOTS of vehicles? SMH- last does I will own.
2010 Ford Fusion- Automatic Transmission85,672
At 26,703M left axle leak repaired under warranty. Today at 85,672M, right axle now leaking- $500 repair. Told me due to extreme cold at dealership. Funny, never happened with any other car I have owned. This should be a recall based on the string of complaints. This is ridiculous!
2012 Ford Fusion- Automatic Transmission65,344
Leaking on driver side from axle shaft.. Not happy
2012 Ford Fusion- Automatic Transmission100,000
Left side shaft oil seal leaking had seal replace and trans fluid, one year later same thing replace seal and shaft, now one month later its leaking again. Garage says to take it to a transmission shop because there must be a bearing problem, hate to see what that is going to cost. Called the ford dealer and they say they haven't heard of this problem and there is no recall just pay, what some liers, makes you think twice about getting another ford product.
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