Look on the bright side it's covered under warranty!!
The leak problem isn't caused by a defective seal, it's caused by a poor surface finish on the half shaft that the seal's lip rides on. The poor surface finish can also cause wear on the support bushing just behind the seal. The TSB includes a different part number for the half shaft.jpark said:I'm not sure of the exact cutoff point, but I've heard that the newer 2010s have the new seal design already in place.
Look at the last seven digits of your 2010's VIN. If those numbers begin with KBxxxxx (my guess), you shouldn't have a seal problem.
The newer Escapes I've seen at dealers around here are already in the KCxxxxx numbers, which means that Ford has already built more than 200,000 Escapes (not including Mariners and Tributes) for 2010.
I agree. For now my leak has stopped. But if it continues I will bring it back once a week if needed until it is resolved. RI has a lemon law as well. Documentation is the key. Make sure you get a copy of all of the dealer paperwork that has dates, issues and what they did to fix it. Ford will not tolerate multiple, repeat warranty issues that the dealer sends them. I have the extended factory warranty so I get a rental/loaner in the event my car is not driveable and takes longer than a day to return it. That is a dealer thing as Ford does not "give" a loaner for warranty service items (or something like that)....H4XOR said:I love this car though... so they're going to keep fixing it until the warranty is expired. There is a lemon law in NH but I'm going to get my money out the wheels, tires + other mods I've done before I get rid of it. Hopefully it won't come to that though! :wacko:
Yes, it's a 6F35 transaxle issue which they all use including the 2010 Fusion.thom said:
...except on the Fusion Sport, which uses the 6F50.wptski said:Yes, it's a 6F35 transaxle issue which they all use including the 2010 Fusion.thom said:
Okay, that's because it uses the bigger V6 like the Edge which uses the 6F50.jpark said:...except on the Fusion Sport, which uses the 6F50.wptski said:Yes, it's a 6F35 transaxle issue which they all use including the 2010 Fusion.thom said: