Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. 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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
77,008 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2007 Ford Edge drivetrain problems

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2007 Ford Edge Owner Comments (Page 1 of 7)

problem #121

Jun 012016


  • 147,000 miles


2007 Ford Edge has ptu leak, the transmission is not shifting properly, the brake light bulbs are constantly blowing and melting in the socket. The brakes sound like they are grinding metal and the cd player decided to quit working too. I have read online of others having all of these exact same problems. The ptu and transmission problems should not be something that the owner should have to pay to have corrected when it is clearly a design flaw from the manufacturer. I am a single mother and still making payments on this car and cannot afford to pay thousands of dollars to have their design flaw repaired!! when in motion the transmission acts as though it doesn't know when to shift. It kind of feels like I am in a manual and haven't changed gears when I am supposed to and if I don't push the clutch in it will stall out. But instead this is an automatic behaving that way and instead of a clutch I have to give it more gas to get it to downshift or it acts like it is going to stall. This is a problem going 20 or below as well as 55 or above, it also feels like the driveshaft is vibrating the whole car when it does this. It started out being intermittent but now it is a daily occurrence, but it is all I have to drive to work so I deal with it. It needs to be recalled!!

- Spruce Pine, NC, USA

problem #120

Sep 132016


  • 125,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Edge. While the vehicle was being remedied per an unknown recall, the dealer observed that the ptu valve was fractured and leaking fluid. The vehicle was diagnosed, but not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that they do not take complaints. The contact was advised to call NHTSA. The failure mileage was approximately 125,000.

- Pembrrok, MA, USA

problem #119

Aug 142016


  • 112 miles
2014 my 2007 Ford Edge jerked and reduced in speed while trying to go uphill in morning rush hour traffic less than 25 mph. I pulled to the shoulder turned the vehicle off then back on & it was good for the remainder of the day- this happened more than once so I took my vehicle to my authorized mechanic (of over 17 years) within a week of that incident & they replaced some component associated with the transmission. The car worked fine for a little over 18 months. 2016 it has happened again with the same issue same as before in morning rush hour traffic except with the jerk & auto deacceleration there was a loud *bump as if someone rear-ended me. I pulled off to the shoulder turned off the vehicle then back on & it did fine for about 5 minutes then it happened a 2nd time so again I pull off to the shoulder turn off the vehicle then back on & it is fine-almost as if the vehicle resets when your turn it off then back on. I took the car to my mechanic, the owner is who usually diagnosis my car is on vacation out of the country--ugh. After explaining the incident one mechanic test drives it for a couple mins then says the transmission is no good and needs to be replaced. Considering this vehicle is garaged, & very well maintained on a regular basis I opted for a second opinion, especially since there is no check engine lights, odor, smoke, leakage or anything that indicates something is wrong with the transmissmisaion. Just the jerk with deacceleration & maybe hesitation when trying to accelerate during this incident. The second shop's diagnostics came back showing no issues with the transmission nothing. To you Ford I say I've watched youtube videos & read similar complaints, obviously a recall is needed, please watch youtube and do more research regarding your product that is affecting your customer base.

- Cypress, TX, USA

problem #118

Jul 292016


  • 90,000 miles


Same complaint as everyone else regarding wrench, low accerleration, vibration, shift, hesistation all of a sudden and all being random in and out. I file a complaint but not seeing it listed therefore briefly restating. All of this while driving.I have diagnosic from mechanic available. Recall needed.

- Portsmouth, VA, USA

problem #117

Jul 292016


  • 91,000 miles
Power train issue while driving on interstate 55mph vehicle suddenly decreased in speed without warning. Wrench came on and car hesistated to pick up speed again, fortunately car behind me didnt ra. Tried to accelerate but couldnt. Just hit 90,000 mileage. Was not notified of a pt recall. Took car in for diagnosis and informed power train fault to lower acceration issue call dealership. Same failure listed for recall. Car also started to vibrate and now the wrench light comes and goes randomly, shifting goes in and out randomly as well. I have a copy of my diagnosis from mechanic shop, no ability to upload it. I can fax it.

- Portsmouth, VA, USA

problem #116

Jul 052016


  • 102,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Edge. While driving below 2,000 rpms, the steering was uncontrollable and the check engine light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the power train module needed to be replaced. The repair was not made. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 102,000.

- Clarksville, TN, USA

problem #115

Jul 022016


  • 92,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Ford Edge. While driving 10 mph, the vehicle lunged forward and hesitated to accelerate. In addition, while making a left turn, the traction light illuminated without warning. The vehicle was taken to be repaired, but the dealer could not diagnose the issue. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 92,000. Updated 09/22/16

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #114

Oct 242014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
Persistent smell and leaking transfer case that spread throughout under side of the vehicle and all over my driveway. Verified through Ford dealership: Ptu fluid leaking from the input shaft seal and from upper vent port. Fluid sample dirty/gritty with metal. Costly repair/replacement charge of ptu assembly, close to $1500. I'm putting in this complaint because I heard a lot of people experiencing similar issue with this make, model and year. Please consider investigating, and if this happened to someone else please put in your complaint so it will go to investigation, thank you!

- Northfiled, NJ, USA

problem #113

Jun 202016


  • 113,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Edge. While driving approximately 20 mph, the vehicle hesitated and vibrated violently. The vehicle was driven back to the contact's residence where the engine was turned off. After restarting the vehicle, the failure recurred a few moments later. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that certain engine cylinders misfired and multiple engine coils overheated. There were no flames visible. As a result, the entire power train circuit board had burned out. The vehicle was being repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 113,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- New Brubswick, NJ, USA

problem #112

May 292014


  • 127,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Edge. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced the same failure listed in the recall for the power train. The vehicle was diagnosed, but not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in the recall. The NHTSA campaign number was unknown. The failure mileage was 127,000.

- East Providence, RI, USA

problem #111

Nov 022015


  • 148,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Ford Edge. The contact stated that the service engine warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was remedied under NHTSA campaign number: 14V682000 ( fuel system, gasoline) however the failure recurred. In addition, the vehicle also operated abnormally. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the #6 coil pack, #3 coil pack, and the PCM needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 148,000.

- Sun Prairie, WI, USA

problem #110

Apr 182016


  • 88,420 miles
The transmission is slipping at times where it won't move and surging at times where you have poor control over the vehicle. This just started at 88,420 miles when my wife was coming home from the store. The maintenance is up to date on the entire driveline of this vehicle.

- Long Lake, MN, USA

problem #109

Feb 232016


  • 38,882 miles
My 2007 Edge started to emit a foul smell every time I stepped on the brakes. It would smell like something was burning and a couple of times I pulled off the road to double check and make sure that the car was not on fire. I took the car into a Ford dealer to have the fuel tank recall competed since they finally came in and they noticed a leak in the ptu and that it would need to be replaced and would cost over $1350 to be replaced and installed. The part alone is over $800. Ford has had at least 3 service bulletin for this issue and still refuses to take responsibility for fixing this safety issue.

- Georgetown, OH, USA

problem #108

Jan 162016


  • 103,000 miles
Transaxle not holding vehicle stationary when stopped on a hill in drive without service brake applied. The vehicle will backward (won't hold).

- Merced, CA, USA

problem #107

Jan 202016


  • 84,344 miles
One morning my Ford started running rough.a rough idol. Shaking in the body. The check engine light started blinking. I took it to a mechanic that morning to check the computer. The mechanic stated it read as a bank one miss fire.I replaced the bank one coil and spark plug from the mechanic. The car still drove rough.I was on my way to the the dealer the next day, three or four miles away, when the car shut down on the highway between two busy exits. I lost power and control of the vehicle. Thanks to the state police, I was pushed to a safer location.I was towed to the dealer from there.I wasn't told the power-train module needed replacement until after all the coils and spark plugs were replaced two days later.

- New Bedford, MA, USA

problem #106

Dec 312015


  • 107,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Edge. The contact stated that the transmission failed. The vehicle jerked and leaked transmission fluid. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for inspection. The mechanic stated that the transmission assembly needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 107,000.

- West Hartford, CT, USA

problem #105

Jan 022016


  • 84,457 miles
While driving on a city street and on a state road transmission will act and sound like it is slipping or not engaging in gear and sometimes will only work in reverse.when problem occurs vehicle will lose all power and engine will rev up but vehicle will not move. I have had it towed to dealer and have taken it in to dealer, they say they cannot duplicate the the problem. They also told me that when it happens I need to pull over somewhere safe and shut the car off and let the "computer/ sensors " reset and that will "take care" of the problem. The problem is getting progressively worse as time goes on. I am afraid if this happens in traffic someone is going to get seriously hurt or killed as there is no power to get off the road and out of traffic

- Largo, FL, USA

problem #104

Dec 292015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
At 60,000 miles transmission slipping. At 92,000 miles not engaging between 3rd and 4th gear. Cost to fix $3,000. At 65,000, water leaking front of on passenger side, spraying at times. Also fluild leaking on ground. Ford fixed. At 62,000 miles, heater went out. At 86,000 A/C went out. Cost to repair $2,800. At 84,000 miles ring broke on "boot". cost to repair $350. At 91,000 miles ignition switch replaced. Ckeck engine stays on. Vehicle "clicks" and then dies. Biggest problem is when car will not start when, and when car refuses to get in gear when turning left.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #103

Dec 192015


  • 120,000 miles
I was traveling around 40 mph on a state highway when sputtering and vibration issues started with 2007 Ford Edge and check engine light came on. Still drove vehicle to my mechanic which stated coil burned out and sent surge of power to the PCM. Mechanic stated design of PCM wouldn't stop the firing of coil and not to drive vehicle any further or it will burn to the ground. Mechanic stated only the Ford dealership can install a new one and rest the car to get it running. Towed vehicle to Ford dealership who stated they have a tsb issued for this problem and they will need to replace the PCM and all 6 coils because they have all melted. Ford dealership stated this was an on going problem due to a faulty design of the PCM that when a coil burns out (common wear and tear and $100 to $200 fix) the PCM doesn't stop firing to the coils which could cause the car to catch fire. Estimate to fix the PCM and all six coils was $2,958. Reason for complaint - I understand wear and tear on a vehicle, but due to a design issue in the Ford/Mercury/Lincoln PCM, it caused extensive damage and repair to the car and potential to burn to the ground. $100 fix with proper design and now $2,958 due to PCM issue. I am requesting this issue to be reviewed for reimbursement by the manufacturer or recall issued. Thanks you for your time.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #102

Dec 192015


  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Edge. While driving at approximately 40 mph, the contact felt a loss of pressure on the accelerator pedal and the vehicle shook. The contact had the vehicle diagnosed and was informed that the power control failed and the coil melted. The mechanic stated that the vehicle was not safe to drive. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

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