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: 69,862 (7,180–144,900)
Drive Trains affected: Automatic Transmission, Manual Transmission
8 model years affected: 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, more2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
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2010 Ford Fusion - Automatic Transmission 61,098 mi,
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.
2010 Ford Fusion - Automatic Transmission 54,000 mi,
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.
2010 Ford Fusion - Automatic Transmission 53,000 mi,
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.
2010 Ford Fusion - Automatic Transmission 66,000 mi,
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.
2010 Ford Fusion - Automatic Transmission 79,000 mi,
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!!!
2010 Ford Fusion - Automatic Transmission 70,000 mi,
Trans seal leaking, rough shifting, especially when cold. Of course the powertrain warrenty is expired...should be a recall!!!!
2010 Ford Fusion - Automatic Transmission 47,000 mi,
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.
2011 Ford Fusion 72,000 mi,
Left inner axle seal leak.
2010 Ford Fusion - Automatic Transmission 84,000 mi,
Same problems as listed by everyone else. Had the seal leak fixed and back to the shop 2 months later with the same problem.
2010 Ford Fusion - Automatic Transmission 74,000 mi,
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.
2010 Ford Fusion - Automatic Transmission 57,000 mi,
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!
2010 Ford Fusion - Automatic Transmission 66,000 mi,
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.
2010 Ford Fusion - Automatic Transmission 60,000 mi,
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!!!
2011 Ford Fusion - Automatic Transmission 50,400 mi,
Left axle seal leaking
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.
2010 Ford Fusion - Automatic Transmission 40,000 mi,
clunky bucking intermittent leaked out quarts over time Replaced half shaft seal and bushing to fix from a TSB
2010 Ford Fusion 144,900 mi,
Recently took my 2010 Ford Fusion to the dealership, my car was acting like the transmission was slipping when I would first start the car up. Only after it has been sitting for a while. I had someone at my job double check it for me and he told me I was completely out of transmission fluid. Ford looked at my car and said my transmission was fine, but the left axle needed to replaced which is causing for the transmission fluid to leak out. Total bill I was quoted $957..... Will be taking my car to somewhere else to get fixed.
2010 Ford Fusion 80,000 mi,
Left axle seal case leaking. They want $895.48 to fix it. This should be a recall.
2012 Ford Fusion 61,000 mi,
I am the first owner of the car. The same problem started about 2 years earlier. The left side shaft case busing and seal finally blew. I cam home after the oil change a week earlier and found the puddle in the garage. I had the same problem of it coming out of 1st gear into 2nd when it was cold. This started 2 years earlier When I went in the Ford Dealer in Shorewood Il told me they found no problem. Today they give me the news and a 800 dollar bill to fix it. I read everyone's posts and this is exactly what happened on my fusion. Ford has a problem and they need to make it right.
noise when take off no power and then gear shifts. took it to the dealer but I might find some place that is lower on price next time. the price they gave me was 900.00