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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,000 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 engine problems

engine problem

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2008 Ford Edge Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 052011

Edge 6-cyl

  • 68,500 miles


The vehicle would at different times, have trouble shifting from park to reverse, in drive, etc. It sounded like the transmission was broken. This problem would arise, and then go away. The first time the dealership reset the computer, and it ran fine for weeks, then the problem came about again, and went away, the last time around Sept 18th, it was worse, so I had it towed and repaired. The dealership replaced the output shaft sensor and turbin shaft sensor at a cost of $700. I was impelled to report a concern, after seeing other concerns on line for the same issues, and a customer of mine who has an Edge is experiencing the same issues. Ford Motor Company, and the dealerships do not seem to want to seriously address this issue, and I felt like they were trying to avoid admitting to a major problem.

- Brodnax, VA, USA

problem #1

Apr 102009


  • 19,500 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Edge. She stated that while driving at speeds of 75 mph, the vehicle stalled. All instrument panel lights illuminated on the warning panel. She was able to coast off of the highway and contacted the dealer. The dealer could not duplicate the failure. The vehicle stalled three additional times, each time the vehicle was taken to the dealer and the failure could not be duplicated. The dealer advised installing an event data recorder (edr or black box) in order to pin point the exact reason for the failure and also replaced the starter, under warranty, in hopes it would correct the failure. The contact was concerned with her safety and the possibility of a crash. The vehicle was in possession of the dealer. The failure and current mileages were under 19,500.

- Arlington, TX, USA

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