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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-29-11, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
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Reason for concern?

Greetings.

My 2011 Escape is leaking oil (or some other viscous liquid) Is it common for a new vehicle, specifically Escapes, to have this sort of problem?

Thanks for any insight you may have.

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Re: Reason for concern?

For information: the Escape is a 2011 XLT/manual/2.0L/I4/about 4k mi

The leak seems to be near the front of the vehice on the driver's side. It only seems to make a few drips, and only after long trips.
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Re: Reason for concern?

It's not normal. I'd get it to the dealer to check. Possible axle seal.

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Re: Reason for concern?

Could be the dreaded left hand half-shaft seal leak. A recent post in another forum states that the oil seals are national backorder, due 3/22/11. The owner was told that the supplier went out of business.

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