Ford Fusion Problems

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

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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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Ford Fusion Vehicles With This Problem

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Average mileage: 71,232 (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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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.
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.
Trans seal leaking, rough shifting, especially when cold. Of course the powertrain warrenty is expired...should be a recall!!!!
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.
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!!!
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.
Same problems as listed by everyone else. Had the seal leak fixed and back to the shop 2 months later with the same problem.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Guess they haven't fixed this problem even in the newer model. During oil change the leak was discovered. Since I bought it second-hand, not sure if the warranty will cover it. More crap from the American auto industry.
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!!!
Suddenly lurched one day. Checked trans fluid level, NO level! Added a quart. All bled out in 100 miles, added another quart, another hundred.

Reading others posts, I'm fairly sure I have this, and it critically failed. Also pretty sure I can't afFord (get it?) To have it fixed at a shop for $1K....

Ugh, at least the throttle body was covered by Ford under warranty.
I have trans fluid leaking from both cv shafts the driver and the passenger side and when I took it to see what was up they said it was nothing and they will fix it. When I got it back maybe in less than a week I looked where it leaked trans fluid it looked like they haven't touched it and it looked like it got worst and the car started to jerk when it goes to a higher gear.
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.
clunky bucking intermittent leaked out quarts over time Replaced half shaft seal and bushing to fix from a TSB
Went into dealer for oil change. Found this issue. Ford is junk. Had multiple issues and 6 recalls on this car.
Noticed oil leak in driveway after I brought my fusion in for an oil change. Returned to dealership and was told my left axle seal was leaking. They repaired it. Hoping it lasts, as all these similar complaints concern me.