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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
65 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Ford Edge Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 302008


  • 65 miles


I was involved in a lateral collision to the driver's side/door at an alleged 25 mph when a subject driving a 97 Chevy cavalier, failed to stop at a red traffic signal at an intersection. Subject had a high level of intoxication (.175 bac) & impaired judgment; he continued to accelerate through the intersection striking my vehicle in the driver's side door. I was the sole occupant and driver of the 2008 Ford Edge. The crash forces did push me through the intersection where my vehicle came to rest several yards from the point of impact. I was not able to open my driver's side window or driver's side door, several emergency personnel pulled and pried on the door until it opened to free me. The police report indicates that there was no airbag deployment; the officer who came to the hospital to follow up also voiced his disbelief that the airbags did not deploy. The property damage appraisers report specifically states that the side impact airbags did not deploy also. There was replacement of the entire left side from bumper to bumper. Includes replacing the L steering tie rod, L center pillar & rocker, L ctr pillar reinforcement, L frt seat assembly, both doors, fenders, underbody repair, seatbelt, alloy wheel/tire, and transmission problems. I'm an occupant protection coordinator & child passenger safety tech/instructor, and in correspondence with my colleagues in the safety industry, we're all shocked at the inoperability of my side impact airbags. I only had about 6500 miles on the vehicle at the time of the crash. I was transported by squad and treated for injuries to the entire left side of my body (specifically my head, shoulder, elbow, hip, ) and the right side of my neck. IżM still in need of and receiving medical treatments for the injuries caused by this crash. I field a complaint with Ford in Oct 08 and submitted the claim to Ford (01/18/09). No acknowledgement or response to my claim has been received to date.

- Celina, OH, USA

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