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CarComplaints.com Notes: Say what you will about the styling of the Ford Edge, but the bottom line is owners seem to love this vehicle. That is, of course, except in the case of it's dangerous, worrisome and unexplained issues with random engine stalling.

Our data suggests an early defect trend, as owners of the 2007-2008 models have started posting their accounts of what happens when you're driving down the road and the engine just stops. Some at high speed, some at low speed but always a random shutdown of the engine, electrical and power steering.

Time will tell if this becomes a widespread issue, but there's no drying the seriousness of the problem. With that in mind, we're flagging the Edge with our "Beware of the Clunker" rating until the situation improves.

2.0

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,213 miles

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2007 Ford Edge brakes problems

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2007 Ford Edge Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #23

Jul 152014

Edge

  • 90,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

A wheel speed sensor failed (per my mechanic), causing the ABS and traction control systems to malfunction. It became extremely difficult to stop the car, with the brake pedal pulsing and traveling nearly to the floorboard. I was finally able to stop the car just before running a red light by standing on the brake pedal. The brake pads were at ~50% per a recent state inspection. This happened again in February 2015 when another wheel speed sensor failed with my wife and children in the car with me. I was able to temporarily resolve the issue by pulling the ABS fuse to disable the ABS system. Ford's R&M engineers must have forgotten to perform a failure mode analysis on the Edge's ABS system.

- Johnson City, NY, USA

problem #22

Oct 152014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 101,991 miles
I kept hearing a strange noise when I applied my brakes. When I took the vehicle in their diagnosis was that a pin was breaking on the front caliper on the front right tire. They replaced the pin, right front wheel bearing assembly, and hub. They replaced the front brake pads and inspected the brake system. Hub assembly was "wobbling" causing the pins to break and caused my brake pads to ruin.

- Martin, TN, USA

problem #21

Mar 022015

Edge

  • 75,000 miles
Start the car push on brake and try to move the shifter and nothing happens. As soon as I do that traction light comessage on. Still will not come out of park.

- Murfreesboro , TN, USA

problem #20

Jul 082011

Edge 6-cyl

  • 51,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The brake booster failed and caused the vehicle to stop in the middle of a busy intersection. I had the brake booster replaced at 51K miles. I now have 85K miles on the vehicle and as of 9/5/14, the brake booster has failed again. I have contacted Ford and they say they cannot do anything about it.

- Hampton, VA, USA

problem #19

Sep 012014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 146,000 miles
I was driving on a local highway with cruise control on and a merging truck forced me to take the car of cruise and the pedal was so hard I couldn't at first and im a 250 lb guy was glad my wife was not driving. Since then it has become much worse and appears the brake booster has failed. With very little research this looks like an issue with this model year and several others. I travel highway a lot so my mileage is higher than most of this age and may also be why it didn't show earlier. The booster loses pressure fast enough to be a real hazard to drive you have to stand on the pedal to get your brakes to work. I have taken the car off the road till I can fix it cant afford Ford repair costs 580+ but some may try to drive it and they will get in an accident.

- Suffolk, VA, USA

problem #18

Nov 182010

Edge

  • 33,920 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Edge. The contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph, the brake pedal was depressed and the vehicle hesitated to stop. The contact also stated that the brake pedal required excessive force in order to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the brake booster needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 33,920.

- Balitmore, MD, USA

problem #17

Aug 142014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 84,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Heard a hissing noise while stopped. At my next stop, brakes became hard to press down. Continued to have difficulty with brakes stopping because they were hard to press. Husband replaced brake booster and this fixed the problem.

- Commerce, GA, USA

problem #16

Aug 012014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 81,000 miles
While driving approximately 10-15 mph, the brake pedal was depressed repeatedly with a delayed response. The malfunctioned recurred whenever the brake pedal was engaged. Hard to push on the pedal and very firm. Stop car and restart it's ok until you drive and stop again. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the brake booster cylinder was defective and needed to be replaced. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 81,000. This is very dangerous and non-drivable.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #15

Oct 222013

Edge

  • 104,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Edge. While driving 5 mph, the brake pedal rattled and sank down to the floorboard. The contact heard a whistling sound and had to apply the emergency brake in order to stop the vehicle. The failure occurred multiple times. The dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. An independent mechanic stated that the brake booster was defective. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 104,000.

- New Castle, DE, USA

problem #14

Oct 292013

Edge 6-cyl

  • 125,000 miles
Took car in to check brakes 10/29/13 tech says he could not find a problem. Drove 45 miles back home and no brakes. Drove back very slowly tyhe same day. Tech says "oh you need a new master cylinder and booster". costs $873. On July 3rd the brakes failied again. Almost ran into a house with no brakes. Had the car twowed. They seem to cannot find a problem car has been with auto nation Ford union city, ga 3 days now with no end in site. Was told by the service advisor that there was a recall on the master cylinders. I could not find anything. He also told me that a recall may have been active when I paid for the repair at the same dealership in October 2013.

- Decatur, GA, USA

problem #13

Jan 022014

Edge

  • 90,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2007 Ford Edge. The contact stated while driving approximately 10 mph, the brake pedal was depressed repeatedly with a delayed response. The malfunctioned recurred whenever the brake pedal was engaged. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the brake booster cylinder was defective and needed to be replaced. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000.

- Altoona, PA, USA

problem #12

Mar 152014

Edge

  • 105,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Edge. The contact stated while driving 15 mph, she attempted to decelerate but the pedal failed to engage. The contact had to apply excessive force to the pedal in order to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 105,000.

- West Minister, CO, USA

problem #11

Sep 142011

Edge 6-cyl

  • 61,000 miles
While driving depressed the brake pedal and felt a lot of resistance without much braking. After a second or three the pedal started to plunge to the floor applying the brakes with great force. Took to local dealer where they replaced the master brake booster. This was at 61000 and was not under warranty. Just today April 15, 2014 it happened again. Took it to the dealer and received the same prognosis, the master brake booster is bad. The car currently has 120000 on it, kind of odd that it was nearly the same duration for the second one to go bad. This time the cost is nearly double that of last time. This is ultimately a very dangerous defect as it quickly happens and you may not stop in time to avoid collision.

- Freeburg, IL, USA

problem #10

Nov 052009

Edge

  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Edge. The contact stated that abnormal force would have to be applied to the brakes before the vehicle would stop completely. Additionally, the brake pedal would feel hard and resistant when being depressed. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, who diagnosed that the master booster needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired and the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to the authorized dealer for further inspection and diagnosis of the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure but provided no remedy. The approximate failure mileage was 30,000.

- Florence, CA, USA

problem #9

Aug 102013

Edge 6-cyl

  • 88,500 miles
I was driving along and attempted to stop at a red light. My brakes suddenly became extremely resistant to my foot pressure and a high pitched squealing noise accompanied the situation. I was not able to stop immediately but managed to escape a collision with oncoming traffic. I drove my vehicle, cautiously, to a Ford dealership and the mechanic diagnosed the problem (brake booster) immediately. He stated he had two 2007 Ford Edge vehicles in the shop with the same problem (bad brake booster). The internet is flooded with this issue in the Ford Edge. I and many others have been effected financially and emotionally. A recall on the break booster is necessary to prevent further injury and financial loss to Ford customers.

- Shreveport, LA, USA

problem #8

Nov 052012

Edge

  • 57,000 miles
I had my front and back brake pads changed, they bled the line and I noticed that the brakes were extremely soft - pedal went all the way to the floor. Had the line rebled and same thing. Took it in to my mechanic and the power brake booster had gone out. Called dealership and they had none in stock and they were on back order - only 3 dealerships in houston area had one. Found one at a dealership on the other side of town, bought it and had the mechanic install it, rebleed the brake line. Now the pedal would be stiff and hard to press down to get truck to stop. Took it back in and had the line rebled and the rotors re-turned. That did the trick and it has worked fine since.

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #7

Mar 122013

Edge 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
While driving I notices that when pressing on the brakes that the brake pedal would go all the way to the floor making it very difficult to stop. I had to pump the brakes several times just to slow down and the brake pedal would still go to the floor. Got the card to a service center and after a complete check by the service technician I was told that the brake booster was bad and that it was preventing brake flood to flow the brakes. I cost me $680 to fix the problem. I went online and it seems to be a problem with 2007 Ford Edge vehicles and that many other customers are having the same problem. Luckily I wasn't driving fast and no one was in front of me while driving or I could have crashed without the use my brakes. Ford needs to address this problem if they haven't already. Has there been a Ford recall to address the brake problems with the 2007 Ford Edge?

- Hampton, VA, USA

problem #6

Oct 152011

Edge

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Edge. The contact stated that while driving approximately 5 mph and depressing the brake pedal, the brakes would not respond. The failure recurred intermittently. Additionally, the horn would not sound when activated and the headlights would not illuminate intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing however, the technician was unable to diagnose the brake failure. The instrument panel was replaced however, the failure continued. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000.

- Caldwell, OH, USA

problem #5

Dec 202012

Edge

  • 71,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Edge. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the brakes failed to engage and the vehicle continued moving forward. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the brake power booster needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in any recalls and additionally, advised that the parts needed to complete the repair were not available. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 71,000.

- The Woodlands , TX, USA

problem #4

Dec 182008

Edge 6-cyl

  • 12,000 miles
Heard noises when braking up, brake pedal sponge, pump brake pedal a couple times to get solid braking.

- Bradley, IL, USA

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