I'm 100% sure Ford is losing one more customer. You only need to remove the heat sheild from the lower engine mount to access the drain plug and drain it. My question is what is Ford going to do about this very expensive repair that owners have to pay for that is a manufacturer defect? I called Ford and they want 1200-1500 dollars to fix a seal thats not recalled. Have a 2012 Flex with 100k miles. Most Ford service centers probably keep a few on hand knowing the next one is coming in any day.
We'll see what they say. The manufacturer was not contacted. I was driving and my car went from 65 to 30. There are many items on any car, new or old, that can cause a breakdown on the road. Bought the vehicle used 80K miles from a local dealer six months ago. Just gonna live with it now.
It took me an hour to read through some of the problems people are having with their ford vehicles. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. Such contract expired after the Quantum of Solace. With Ford, its always a mixed bag. I recently purchased a used 2007 Edge with 112k miles. We have a 08 Ford edge that has an issue it will just stop moving when you come to a stop engine revs but won't go above 5 miles an hr. I just hope they realized this is serious issue and something must be done about it.
This is one of the symptoms that the unit has when it is going bad. I would expect a transmission to last a lot longer then this. Super car by most standards, although replacing 3 blend door actuators was a bother, I chalked it up to routine maintenance. And from my experience I could say about the exact opposite for the Japanese brands. I have a 2007 Ford F-150 with the 5. The repair shop is giving us a break because they feel bad we got screwed by our repair insurance company. I still have the concern if the problem will come back again after reading complaints from Edge owners for the same issue.
I have 35,000 miles on the car and I've owned it for 1. Paid off less than 1 month ago. We are seeking a second opinion, but seeing all the posts here and all over the web it seems this is a faulty part. It seems like this is a very common occurrence and needs to be handled by Ford. Shifted to park and the car jumped and jerked and loud grinding noises came from transmission. I get some of this is normal wear and tear but come on.
Took it back and they found that the replacement ptu was bad. . This car has cost me thousands. Ford's number for this recall is 18S25. This car just turned 70,000 miles. In the quantities Ford buys lubricants the cost differential wouldn't be much at all. I, like all of you want answers and protection.
I did buy an extended warranty thank goodness! It was determined that the unit was designed with too small of a fluid resivoir which caused the seals to overheat and leak. Was just over the factory 60k warranty and it needed to be replaced. I'm still paying for that in my car loan. I just have the front half of the car on high jack stands so its sitting at a good angle. We have had all oil service done at Ford dealer. They had no courtesy car for me or won't get a rental for me.
Performance was normal, looked underneath car for known common issue. . Had to replace one of those tires 2 wks ago. If the separator tube basically a horizontal tube, capped on one end, with the vent on the top and the drain on the bottom is plugged at the drain, and has alot of sludge, the sludge will form a ramp scooping the oil into the separator with nowhere to do since the drain is plugged. My 2007 ford edge with 65,000 miles is in shop now. The problem with my car started around 100K miles. I have owned 3 different Hyundai's with no issues and have over 200,000 miles on them.