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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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
77,524 miles

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2008 Ford Edge drivetrain problems

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2008 Ford Edge Owner Comments (Page 6 of 9)

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problem #80

Feb 012014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 84,000 miles

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

When I put into gear the transmission jerks into gear. All the vehicle codes go off at once. One incident I lost power when I came to a stop at an intersection. I accelerated and vehicle hesitated to accelerate. The. Speedometer read zero and I was clearly going over 40mph. I have only had the vehicle 7mos. I took it in for service at the Ford dealer twice and was told it was nothing and that it might be the battery. Today is the final straw. I am writing this at the Ford dealer. The transmission is jerking way to much. It is unsafe to drive. And they are trying to put me in a new car..I want my car fixed..

- San Bernardino , CA, USA

problem #79

Aug 192014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 49,563 miles
While driving down van born road (heavy traffic) the speedometer stopped and went to 0 mph, the odometer read dashes, the wrench illuminated in the corner, and the airbag warning sign appeared. The RPM's in my vehicle began to climb higher as well and the car speedometer did not indicate any mph and began to decrease, after slowing down at ta red light I noticed my car would barely move and it slowly crept until I got home 1/2 mile from when I noticed the problem start. As soon as I parked other warning lights began flashing such as the tire pressure sign. I turned the car off and then back on and I experienced a hard start, which was loud, and when I went to change gears the car jerked violently as if the motor was jumping. When placing in reverse gear the jerk was even more violent, loud noise as if the engine was dropping out or I was being rear ended. I turned the car off and back on to see if the warning signals were still illuminated and they reset. When trying to see if the car would move I had to push the gas pedal almost all the way to the floor before the car would even move a little bit and again the RPM's revved really high. I ended up calling a tow truck this morning 8/20/14 and they stated that the transmission is trying to skip first gear and go directly to second gear; my car is currently in the shop. Prior to this incident I experienced occasional jerking while driving and the car was switching gears. It was very scary being a female and not knowing much about mechanics. Only 49,000 miles.

- Dearborn Heights, MI, USA

problem #78

Aug 012012

Edge 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
I bought brand new a 2008 Ford Edge I have had so much trouble with it and it has been in shop so many times and they still can't figure it out. From transmission to hot temp, bearings in tire being melted with under 60,000 miles!!!! I have repaired brake booster twice!!!

- Clinton, OK, USA

problem #77

Aug 012011

Edge 6-cyl

  • 39,000 miles

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

I bought my 2008 brand new. At 39,000mi I took to dealership after noticing the transmission lagging, slipping, loud very hard shifts. Also was parking at the grocery store when I pulled into spot, with foot on the break car lurched and engine revved. If it hadn't had my foot on break it could have hit someone. Of course dealership couldn't replicate, was told to bring back when it didn't it more regularly. At 59,000 I took it back in after sever times of loud/hard shift and jerking like I had been rear ended by something. As well as being on a road trip where it felt like it slipped out of gear and the wrench light came on. I pulled to side of road and called Ford. They said to turn car off and back on. Wrench light went off and car seemed fine. Then while on interstate it revved really high again but car felt like it was in neutral, it wouldn't accelerate when I pushed the gas. Pulled off again and cut off and back on and it seemed fine. Dealership was able to replicate, but results inconclusive. Was told to bring back if happened again. At 83,000 it is back in, it has been loudly shifting with the big jerk like before this time more frequently and also was coming off exit ramp of interstate and at stop light, car was in drive, but wouldn't go, felt like it was sitting in neutral again. Dealership has had it for 3 days and found metal shavings in transmission. Will not confirm this is covered by warranty even though it is an existing issue. Can not promise for will honor repair. Wants to rip out my transmission to see what problem is, but wont give me any kind of estimate as to cost. Only said Ford would "assist" but couldn't tell me how much. I have read hundreds of similar issues online of the exact same issues. Seems like Ford would have recalled this already. This is not only an issue of a faulty transmission, but also a huge safety issue as well.

- Daleville, VA, USA

problem #76

Jul 142014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 67,000 miles
2008 Ford Edge: I was stopped at an intersection pulling out into traffic after driving normally for about 15 minutes. When I hit the accelerator their was no power and the car inched forward at low speed and the rpms increased dramatically. I was able to hit the brake before an oncoming vehicle almost hit my drivers side as I was attempting to take a left. Once I was able to pull over in a safe location, I put it in park and tried to re-engage the transmission in drive. The vehicle was still unresponsive, no power to accelerate. I then shut off the car and restarted and the car behaved normally after the restart. I have had this car for 3 years with no similar issues. This is a safety concern because there is no warning sign and the car does not accelerate as expected. I was lucky that I was able to stop in time without getting hit by the oncoming traffic.

- Lowell, MA, USA

problem #75

Jul 122014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 63,254 miles
When driving the vehicle the power train problem indicator light and check engine light come on and the car loses all power. Car will not exceed 900 RPM and will barely move. I had the trouble codes read and it is indicating that the throttle is showing stuck closed and open. I believe that this is the same issue as with several other Ford models and should have been part of the extended warranty that covered the throttle bodies from several other models. This issue poses a serious safety risk do to the fact that it has happened several times and at various speeds, if this were to happen at highway speeds in heavy traffic it could be horrible. I have researched this problem extensively online and found that it is a fairly common issue with the Edge.

- Warren, OH, USA

problem #74

Jul 112014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 107,000 miles

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

While driving down the highway the speedometer stopped and went to 0 mph, the odometer read dashes, the wrench illuminated in the corner, and the airbag warning sign appeared. The RPM's in my vehicle began to climb higher as well and the car speed began to decrease, again I was on the highway. I got off an exit about 1.5 miles from when I noticed the problem start. After slowing down at the end of the exit I noticed my car would barely move and it slowly crept until I was at a safe spot to park. As soon as I parked other warning lights began flashing such as the tire pressure sign and another that I can not remember. I turned the car off and then back on and I experienced a hard start, which was loud, and when I went to change gears the car jerked violently as if the motor was jumping. When placing in reverse gear the jerk was even more violent as if I was being rear ended. I turned the car off and back on multiple times and changed the gears and each time it did the same thing. When trying to see if the car would move I had to push the gas pedal almost all the way to the floor before the car would even move a little bit and again the RPM's revved really high. I ended up calling a tow truck and my car is currently in the shop. Prior to this incident I experienced occasional jerking while driving and the car was switching gears.

- Valdese, NC, USA

problem #73

Jul 022013

Edge 6-cyl

  • 86,356 miles
While trying to get on the highway at around 40 to 50 mph the vehicle would not accelerate and started to hesitate. The rpms went up but the shift did not happen for many seconds later and with a loud clunk when it did shift and then we would accelerate and it would make a sound again and down shift. We have taken it to dealer and they do not find any problem. After reading on the internet other people having the same problem with their 2008 Ford Edge AWD limited, I cannot believe there is not a recall on this problem.

- Converse, TX, USA

problem #72

Jun 032014

Edge

  • 57,000 miles
I own a 2008 Ford Edge. Recently I noticed my Edge having a hard time shifting into fast mode. I took it to the Ford dealership, nothing is wrong. Today it was horrible!!! I get to the stop light, my Edge would not "take off" like the other cars. I sat there embarrassed for two mins trying to press the accelerator, Edge finally jerked and then took off. I am very disappointed in Ford. I can't believe they have not recalled this Edge. Now, I have to pay to get Edge fixed when Ford could fix the issue, . there are thousands of people complaining about this vehicle.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #71

Jul 012008

Edge 6-cyl

  • 2,000 miles
Transmission is bad and has been serviced several times and continues to have problems.

- Springfield, VA, USA

problem #70

Jun 122014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles

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

Entering highway and auto would not shift gears or accelerate. Stayed idle at over 5 RPM's and had to pull off the road. Seemed like a transmission problem. Towed to repair shop for assessment.still at shop. This vehicle on multiple occasions before this incident has regularly engaged in a violent jerk when I have engaged it in drive or reverse. Seems like a transmission issue but dealer wont do anything unless they can duplicate problem. I have seen and know of numerous other Ford Edge owners that have had the same issue and no fix has been found or dealer and Ford wont fix unless it duplicated the issue while they have the vehicle and most times its something not covered. This is a serious safety issue and they need to be held accountable.

- Aurora, CO, USA

problem #69

Jun 022014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 74,000 miles
I see similar complaints on your web site, about rough shifting into reverse from the parked position and when backing up from the drive position. Is there a planed recall for this issue?

- Redondo Beach, , CA, USA

problem #68

Aug 142013

Edge

  • 80,000 miles
This occurred multiple times with my Ford Edge. I will be driving a highway speeds, and on the dashboard: 1. the odometer turns from numbers to dashes 2. the speedometer stops working 3. various services lights will turn on (each time it happened, different lights came on) then, I brake to a full stop, the car loses all throttle, and I'm barely able to accelerate. When I go to shift gears, there is a harsh, clunking noise in the transmission as I'm shifting. I was told this was a defect in the speed sensors but it occurred a total of 4 times in about 8 months. I had to trade the car in because it was becoming too unsafe to drive.

- Hamden, CT, USA

problem #67

Apr 082013

Edge 6-cyl

  • miles
I have a 2008 Ford Edge sel that beginning last year started hesitating between 1st and 2nd gears and 1500-2000 RPM's. I have taken it to the dealership to have the computer for the transmission updated and it didn't fix the issue. The dealership can't seem to figure out the exact problem. But there are a lot of other people reporting this online as well. Ford needs to put a recall out so that consumers like me can have this issue fixed. The car also bangs when put into reverse. Please help!

- Douglas, MA, USA

problem #66

Apr 282014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
Wrench light and airbag light on, lost acceleration on incoming traffic, violent jerk when switching from drive to park and vice versa. Multiple complaints all over the internet with same issue. Acts like a transmission issue when it's just faulty sensor tss and or oss sensor needs replacement to fix the issue.

- Kissimmee, FL, USA

problem #65

May 022014

Edge

  • 125,000 miles
Transmission seems to be a issue with the Ford Edge. Why has there not been a recall on this product? so many complaints on the Ford Edge transmission. I witness this first hand, May 2, 2014. While driving on the high way, my car out of know where seem to have lost power. The only thing that was moving was the RPM, but the car was slowing down. Finally after pulling to the side of the highway, and turning the car off, it reset some how and at least got me to work. I had to get the car towed from work back home because I did not want to run into the same issue. I did research and seems like I have not been the only one with this issue. Matter of fact there is a long list on you tube. What has Ford done to correct this issue. Other than repeatedly taking income from hard working consumers, for a issue that has not been resolved.

- Mansfield, TX, USA

problem #64

Dec 062013

Edge 6-cyl

  • 58,500 miles
On Dec 6, 2013, when starting the car after sitting for<3 hours then shifting the car into gear the car acts like it is not in gear, races the engine and the speedometer shows a speed unrelated to actual movement. There is slow movement but no actual gear engagement. Car was taken to local Ford dealer who spent several days to repair the transmission. One April 20 the same episode occurred but this time I was pulling into traffic which could have caused an accident. The same symptoms occurred.

- Gresham, OR, USA

problem #63

Apr 152014

Edge

  • 72,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Edge. The contact stated that while at a complete stop, the malfunction indicator, the tire pressure monitoring system, and air bag warning lights illuminated. The contact also mentioned that the vehicle lost acceleration power and failed to shift gears. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 72,000.

- Fountain Hills, AZ, USA

problem #62

Jul 012013

Edge 6-cyl

  • miles
2008 Ford Edge. Consumer writes in regards to power train malfunction. The consumer stated twice this year, she experienced power train malfunction, where the vehicle lost power.

- Minetto, NY, USA

problem #61

Nov 162013

Edge

  • 40,000 miles
The car seems to run fine in town. If it is driven about 20 miles or so on the highway, it develops the following drive train problem. When the vehicle slows or comes to a stop and the driver then accelerates, such as when driving in stop-and-go traffic on the freeway or leaving a stop light, it seems like the transmission and engine quit talking to each other and they come uncoupled during shifting. Since the gas pedal is depressed for accelerating, during the shift, the engine RPM revs up to perhaps 3000 and then the transmission abruptly shifts resulting in a heavy shock to the drive line. It does this between each gear during acceleration upshifting. If the vehicle is stopped and the transmission is shifted into reverse, there is a delay and then it shifts into reverse resulting in a similar heavy shock. I had several occurrences where I came off the freeway and stopped at the light and upon attempting to get going again, the engine was running and would rev up but the transmission was not engaged. I shifted into park and back into drive and the vehicle finally got going again with the same symptoms noted above. It seems to react the same regardless of whether the od is engaged or disengaged. We took the vehicle to one of the local Ford stores several weeks ago and they said they could not recreate the symptoms. I took it to a different service department perhaps a month later and they could not find a real problem but said all the codes were fine. They deleted the adaptive transmission files and uploaded new files and the problem was fixed even though they were not sure what they did to fix it. A lengthy drive a day later went well, no problems. But on the way into work in on April 3rd the same problems are back. It's back in the shop again April 7th. Not sure what's next. Maybe the factory can offer advice? thanks

- Port Orchard, WA, USA

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