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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,712 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.

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2008 Ford Edge Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #10

Nov 082012


  • 69,000 miles


Rear tail light socket is melted.

- Boise, ID, USA

problem #9

Oct 052012

Edge 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
I noticed at a stop light, when making a left turn, the inside indicator was blinking fast, telling me I had an issue. Once home, I checked my turn signals, driver side was not working at all. Had my son change the bulb and found the plastic at the base of the bulb was severely melted. The socket was darkened but still in working order, replaced the bulb and is working for now. Went to Ford dealer that I bought the vehicle from and they said they knew nothing about this issue with other Edge's. (what ever !) I wanted them to look and the socket and harness but they wanted $98 just to "check it out". and of course, I'm out of the 30 month / 36K warranty. Good thing I carry full coverage, because if the car burns to the ground, you can bet I won't be buying another Ford.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #8

Aug 102012


  • 45,000 miles
Rear tail lights stopped working. Upon inspection the bulb connector and socket had over heated and melted.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #7

Jul 212010

Edge 6-cyl

  • 30,313 miles


Burnt out turn signal bulb. Upon installation of new bulb I found the socket to be melted on both sides. Took car into Ford dealership where they replaced the sockets and inserted new bulbs. A few months later another burnt bulb with discolored sockets. Changed bulb again. Now I'm up to about 6 bulb changes with 4 being done by the dealer.

- Saginaw, TX, USA

problem #6

May 072012

Edge 6-cyl

  • 18,000 miles
I have a 2008 Edge with 18,000 miles on it. One week ago my left turn signal stopped working. On investigation I discovered the socket holding the bulb had melted. With 13 days left on the warranty I took it to Ford, they replaced it and the bulb. When I got home I check the right turn signal, same thing, socket was burned worse. They are replacing this today as they did not have another socket in stock. I am going to take a picture of this.

- Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #5

Apr 152012

Edge 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
At 40,000 miles rear blinker bulb went out and upon replacement the bulb had melt and the socket showed heat scorch. Ford said this was common on Edges. At 85,000 the same thing occurred however this time the bulbs had major melt at the base of the bulb. Ford says they now have a tech bulletin and says to use a new part number bulb. Very apparent that the bulb was experiencing a high temperature that caused the melt.

- Midland, MI, USA

problem #4

Apr 052012

Edge 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles


Melted rear directional socket. It is the third time I have to change the light bulb.

- Parkland, FL, USA

problem #3

Jan 232011


  • 27,500 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Edge. The contact stated that the right rear brake light stopped working. When he replaced the light he noticed that the wires had melted. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer who informed him that he needed to replace the bulb and that the failure occurred often in Ford vehicles. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 27,500.

- Santa Monica, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 102010


  • 38,000 miles
Burnt stop/signal lamp sockets on 2008 Ford Edge. Both left and right side.

- Marlboro, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jul 092009


  • 15,000 miles
Tail light bulb burnt out. Appears socket is burnt. Dealership said no problem with socket only the bulb. I looked on line and appears a lot of people are observing burnt and melted bulb sockets on a lot of vehicles.

- Marlboro, NJ, USA

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