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.

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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:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,969 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 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2008 Ford Edge Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #18

Jan 172015

Edge

  • 99,300 miles

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

I just been told by koons that I would have to pay 1,300 to fix a throttle issue on my 2008 Ford Edge, which I purchased as a used vehicle labor day special 2014. The car stalls, stops, acceleration is affected. Ford knows the throttles are faulty and instead of recalling, they did a customer satisfaction and agreed to repair affected Edge from 2009-2014. This is bogus I have 2008, which that has this issue. I refuse to pay this and don't have the money to invest in junk. Koons told me because of my hesitation I was investigating in a car that has valued equity & would offer great trade. They knew..they yet put me in another dangerous car. I had accident as well, driving ca lost speed & stalled while crossing over in parking lot.

- Fairfax, VA, USA

problem #17

Nov 222014

Edge

  • 130,000 miles
While preparing to stop at a light, seemed to have lost all power. Speedometer dropped to zero, airbag light came on and odometer was blank with a readout in its place that said something like odo failure also the wrench icon lit up. Shifted to park and the car jumped and jerked and loud grinding noises came from transmission. Was able to creep to a side street. Turned off engine. Waited several minutes, restarted car and the instrument panel returned to normal. Drove home about 3 miles. Took it to shop and they said it was a shaft seal. They replaced it for $182 the part was $12. Got home and it leaks very badly it has leaked about a cup of fluid in 4 hours.(this was parked / not running) I am taking it back to the shop and hoping they can fix it right. I have been driving for over 30 years and never had this kind of problem.

- Evansville, IN, USA

problem #16

Nov 212014

Edge

  • 107,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Edge. The contact stated that fuel fumes emitted into the vehicle. After inspecting the vehicle, the contact noticed that fuel was leaking. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that fuel tank needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was not included in recall NHTSA campaign id number: 08V301000 (fuel system, gasoline). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 107,000.

- Church Road , VA, USA

problem #15

Sep 152014

Edge

  • 170,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Ford Edge. The contact noticed a fuel odor coming from the vehicle and discovered that fuel was leaking. The failure occurred on numerous occasions. The dealer stated that the fuel tank needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 170,000.

- New Rochelle, NY, USA

problem #14

Sep 302013

Edge 6-cyl

  • 122,000 miles
Gas tank leak on the seam between the top half and bottom half of the tank. Noticed a gas smell and small leak near the back rear tire on the driver's side. Cannot fill the tank over halfway.

- Liberty Township, OH, USA

problem #13

Aug 192014

Edge

  • 92,000 miles
We noticed a strong fuel smell in our garage and took our car in for service. We were told the fuel tank had rotted out and was leaking fuel. The entire gas tank needed to be replaced (about $2100). We were told by the mechanic that this wasn't uncommon and would "most likely" happen again with the new tank. We have since traded the car in for a new vehicle.

- Tamaqua, PA, USA

problem #12

Aug 022014

Edge 6-cyl

  • miles

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

The vehicle stalls at low speeds and at red lights and stop signs without warning and without great consistency. This happens multiple times per day/trip with no resolution. Dealer and independent mechanic cannot identify the problem as no codes are thrown when it happens and it restarts after stalling. This is a significant safety issue.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #11

Jun 272014

Edge

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Edge. The contact smelled a fuel odor inside and around the vehicle. After inspecting the vehicle, the contact noticed that the fuel tank was leaking. The dealer stated that there were two leaks on the top of the fuel tank. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 90,000.

- Petersburg, WV, USA

problem #10

Jul 082014

Edge

  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Edge. The contact noticed a strong fuel odor outside the vehicle. The dealer stated that there was a leak at the seam of the fuel tank and the fuel tank needed to be replaced. The part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 95,000.

- Gloucester, VA, USA

problem #9

Aug 112014

Edge

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Edge. The contact stated that while the vehicle was being inspected, it was found that there was a fuel leak. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was contacted who informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number 08V301000 (fuel system, gasoline). The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Blandon, PA, USA

problem #8

Jul 282014

Edge 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Ford Edge. The contact smelled fuel and discovered fuel leaking underneath the vehicle. The dealer stated that the vehicle was not included in a recall. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 76,000. Updated 9/19/14 the conusmer stated the vehicle was awaiting parts in order to be repaired. Updated 02/12/2015

- Olivie Hill, KY, USA

problem #7

Jun 012014

Edge

  • 81,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Edge. Every time the contact walked by the vehicle, she smelled fuel. An independent mechanic stated that there was a leak in the fuel tank. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted. The approximate failure mileage was 81,000.

- Portland, CT, USA

problem #6

Jan 142014

Edge

  • 124,227 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Edge. The contact stated that there was a strong persistent odor of gasoline coming from the vehicle. The contact took the vehicle to be diagnosed where the dealer advised that the fuel tank weld was fractured, causing the fuel to leak out of the vehicle. The manufacture stated NHTSA campaign number: 08V301000 (fuel system, gasoline) did not include the contact's VIN. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 124,227.

- Medford Lakes, NJ, USA

problem #5

Jan 302014

Edge

  • 109,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Edge. The contact stated that while the vehicle was parked, a fuel odor was emitted from the vehicle and there was a visible fuel leak. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis who informed the contact that the fuel tank would need to be replaced. The contact was also informed that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 08V301000 (fuel system, gasoline). The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 109,000.

- Stafford , NY, USA

problem #4

Jul 072013

Edge

  • 125,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Edge. The contact stated that the vehicle emitted a strong gasoline fuel odor while parked. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to be inspected. The dealer stated that the fuel tank top and valves were corroded. The vehicle was repaired. The fuel tank was replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 125,000.

- Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

problem #3

Oct 052012

Edge 6-cyl

  • 57,000 miles
I am unable to "select affected parts" in this form: Parts - power train, transmission, battery. Over the past 6 months there have been numerous incidents where my vehicle, upon returning to speed or entering a roadway/highway, or otherwise entering a roadway, it has made a noise, a sudden jerk, seem to hold speed (fail to increase speed) and seems to feel like it is failing to changed gears (appears to rev in rpms slightly), then jerks again, and comes back into routine shifting. It is an automatic. This happens often. I have had the fluid check, flushed, replaced, asked my mechanic and she can find no issues. It seems to feel like it bogs down, but rpms appear to increase (almost as if it is not in gear/neutral). It seems to be happening more and more frequently. I have routinely checked my car for recalls. And I should note have had the ball bearing go bad (as recalled) and replaced, including the entire arm on the left rear. Additionally, my battery has failed and been replaced (approximately 3 years ago) and has since required replacement again. It needs to be jumped started, and upon first replacement (by Ford) it was noted not all cylinders or cells were charged/charging.

- Great Mills , MD, USA

problem #2

Jul 232012

Edge 6-cyl

  • 74,000 miles
After driving the vehicle for 20 minutes it began to slow down and the more gas (peddle pressure) we gave it the slower it continued. It felt as though it was chugging' along and 'sputtering'.

- Okotoks, AK, USA

problem #1

Mar 292012

Edge 6-cyl

  • 27,300 miles
The vechile loss power and stalled out. After that the car on the second occurrence won"T start had to charge battery the car raced whiled idling and had no power to run. Went back to the dealer and are unable to find any problem. So we are now stuck with a car that will shut down and lose all power which is not safe to drive do to the fact that if we drove it at night and stalls out we lose all power and with no power the other cars may run into us and cause an accident which we are unable to prevent. Thank you this is a dangerous situation. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Lillington, NC, USA

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