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PTU issues covered with ESP Warranty?

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I have a 2017 Ex Sport. Coming up on 32K miles. I have never serviced it, no seeming issues with the truck so far. I bought the ESP warranty up to 100K or 120K, can’t recall right now. I know some people recommend looking into finding a shop (or DIY) the PTU fluid around 30K or at least at an interval that contradicts Ford (ie never). I am wondering if I should really even be concerned about it if I carry the ESP warranty extension? I don’t shy away from maintenance and do a lot myself- I have a mid rise lift in my garage. Just wondering if I’m 100% covered minus my deductible should it fail beyond the inconvenience of Ford having my truck for a while?
 

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Hi Tom. The PTU is also covered under the Powertrain Warranty. Do you have the ESP brochure? It should mention it on there. The 2019 ESP brochure I just pulled up from the Internet shows Transfer Case and all Internal Parts under the Transmission section.

Peter
 

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Tough call. There is a case to be made for not doing anything you don't have to do since you did pony up for the esp.

It's really going to boil down to personal preference.
 
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Depending on the cost I would consider doing it on a regular interval, but I also hear that the dealerships are flat out saying they won’t do it. So that plays into it; you won’t do it, I can’t force them to and pay them, so screw it. I haven’t tried talking to my dealer about doing it proactively.
 
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