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:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
107 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 exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2007 Ford Edge Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 172013

Edge 6-cyl

  • 107 miles


On Saturday August 17,2013 I was getting my basketball team supplies from the back of my car, my daughter was helping me. I was not leaning extremely close to the vehicle just standing normally and the exhaust pipe burned my leg. The burn is extremely bad, shortly after my daughter went to grab the rest of the stuff from the back of my car and she burned her leg as well. Last month my friend was helping me remove groceries from the back of my car and she also got her leg burned on the exhaust pipe. My car was parked in my drive way for all three incidents. I am extremely concerned for my children. I also will have an extremely bad scar on my leg for ever due to the burn.

- San Diego, CA, USA

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