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.


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,633 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.

2008 Ford Edge electrical problems

electrical problem

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2008 Ford Edge Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 012008


  • 100 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Ford Edge. The contact stated while driving approximately 60 mph, there was a sudden increase in engine rpms as the vehicle overheated. The contact managed to veered into the slow lane and continue to coast to her residence. On a different occasion, the contact noticed that the check engine warning light illuminated whenever the fuel tank was low on fuel. Also, the battery was not working properly. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to an independent dealer for a diagnosis. The technician was unable to locate a problem but replaced the battery. The failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100.

- Staton Island, NY, USA

problem #2

Dec 012008

Edge 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Edge. The contact stated that the vehicle was being examined by an authorized dealer for routine maintenance when she was informed that the battery was corroded. As time progressed, the vehicle would not start. The contact stated that the vehicle would not start on five occasions. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer, but they were unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 6,000. Updated 07/06/12 updated 07/12/12

- Lino Lakes, MN, USA

problem #1

Aug 142009


  • 7,800 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Edge. While driving 55 mph the engine stalled without any prior warnings. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and the battery was recharged. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 7,800 and the current mileage was 8,000.

- Escondido, CA, USA

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