pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
88,450 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. replace the transfer case (ptu) (2 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
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problem #3

Aug 162017

MKS MKS 3.5L V6 Ecoboost

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,988 miles

when I am at cruising speed and I softly squeeze the pedal, the car stutters in the acceleration.

Press a little hard and it stops it and feels tight and responsive.

Here we go...

- New Y., Manhattan, NY, US

problem #2

Jul 262016


  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles

Car is well maintained. Mostly freeway mileages. I'm in the limo business so my car is well maintained.I think this ptu problem arose prematurely since I take good care of my car. I'm the 2nd person that complained on this site with the same problem. The estimated cost would be around $3k.

- Elmer P., South San Francisco, CA, US

problem #1

Jun 112014

MKS Ecoboost 3.5L V6 Twin Turbo

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,315 miles

I only had 59,315 miles on my MKS and it already needs a significant part of the drivetrain replaced. Ford should be embarrassed to have created such a flimsy transfer case (PTU). Everyone I know that owns an AWD MKS has had to replace their PTU. Clearly there is a design flaw in this unit. Talk to people who own Subaru's, AWD Acura's, AWD Sienna's and they'll tell you that they never had to replace their transfer case. Get your act together Ford and redesign this thing.

- adamgny, Ossining, NY, US