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:
7 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,041 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.

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2008 Ford Edge seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Ford Edge Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #28

Nov 162016

Edge

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Ford Edge. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V384000 (air bags). However, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Raeford, NC, USA

problem #27

Jun 012016

Edge

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Ford Edge. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V384000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- New Brunswick, NJ, USA

problem #26

Oct 142014

Edge

  • miles
I have receiving recall letters on my 2008 Ford Edge for a passenge-side airbag malfunction since October 2014. It is now November 2016 and the local Ford dealer tells me that the part is still not available. At assistance is greatly appreciated.

- Port Jervis, NY, USA

problem #25

Jul 012016

Edge

  • miles

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

Takata recall - notice sent July 2016 - states passenger airbag, if inflated may cause serious injury and/or death! almost November and no parts available to fix! will not carry a passenger in my car until fixed!! what is date of repair"?"

- Orange, TX, USA

problem #24

Oct 262016

Edge

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Ford Edge. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V384000 (air bags). The part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Medford, NJ, USA

problem #23

Oct 262016

Edge

  • miles
Takata recall. Ford issued the recall to replace the front passenger airbag on June 1, 2016, and yet nearly five months later still has not come up with a solution. Please help!! I am afraid to drive my car with a passenger in the front seat.

- Miller Place, NY, USA

problem #22

Jul 012016

Edge

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Ford Edge. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V384000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #21

Oct 182016

Edge

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Edge. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V384000 (air bags). The manufacturer stated that the parts for the repair were unavailable. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #20

Aug 242015

Edge

  • 70,000 miles
Takata air bag recall- received Ford recall notice on passenger frontal air bag but noy on driver's air bag that cut my face when it deployed and obstructed my vision and made me hit another car. Why was that bag not mentioned in the Ford recall to this same VIN # as my car? vehicle in motion and have these bags exploded when sharp turn was made to avoid accident previous report 2/6/2016 yr # 100148 reference 10872208.

- Ventura, CA, USA

problem #19

Jul 112016

Edge

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Ford Edge. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V384000 (air bags) however, the part was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was not available. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Waxhaw, NC, USA

problem #18

Sep 032016

Edge

  • 75,000 miles

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

My vehicle Ford Edge model 2008, lost control as well as speed when the wrench light came to the dashboard, immediately after the airbag light lit up, I had little or no engine power to engage gear to keep up with traffic speed. My speed dropped to 40 miles or less per hour. Very dangerous situation because at that moment the odometer lighting also went off. Driving on a highway at night no one drives below 40 miles per hour, made the situation pretty grave and dangerous. The problem comes from the power train faulty sensors near the transmission need to be replaced costing over $800,00, as for the airbag I haven't received a invoice yet.

- Forest Hills, NY, USA

problem #17

Sep 042016

Edge

  • miles
Takata recall and possible fuel leak recall. Purchased vehicle 6/6/2015 and have never received recall notice letter, nor was vehicle fixed by dealer.

- Covington, KY, USA

problem #16

Jul 062016

Edge

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Edge. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V384000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Santa Fe, TX, USA

problem #15

Jul 212016

Edge

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Edge. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V384000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #14

Jun 082016

Edge

  • miles
Takata recall 16S26/ NHTSA recall 16V-384. My car was sold to me a vehicle exchange in phx and now I have all sort of problems with the fuel tank, timer, it leaks coolant and also the dome lights won't go off. I need to get this fixed asap. Contact me at 4805937152, my name is matthew garner. My car also overheats and the air conditioning only blows out really hard on the passenger side. Please help me I have twin and my wife and I need a reliable car.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #13

Mar 012016

Edge

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Edge. While driving 20 mph, the contact crashed into the rear of a parked vehicle while making a sharp right turn. The driver side air bag exploded and cut the contact's face. Medical attention was not required. The contact was accused of a hit and run crash by the police. A police report was filed. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Ventura, CA, USA

problem #12

Mar 022016

Edge 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Edge. While driving at approximately 25 mph, another vehicle crashed head on into the contact's vehicle. The air bags did not deploy. The contact sustained head and neck injuries and the back seat passenger had lacerations on the face and broken glasses. Also, the rear seat belt failed to tighten. Medical attention was required. A police report was filed. The manufacturer was not notified. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000. Updated 04/22/16

- Trumann, AR, USA

problem #11

Oct 142015

Edge

  • 135,000 miles
Auto transmission will not shift, engine revs and no power, wrench light airbag warning lights, dead speedo, odometer shows dashes. Had trans fluid changed. No help. I have seen several problems noted on the internet. Dealers are not fixing the problem by rebuilding the trans for several thousand dollars. The trans failing should not affect the various electrical problems associated with this incident. The system will reset if the engine is turned off and then restarted with nothing indicating a problem. There doesnt appear to be any codes set. I urge Ford to embrace these problems before someone is hurt because the trans "jumps" out of gear and causes an accident. This reported problem should not be "news" to your complaints department. I have chosen to always prefer a Ford products during my 50 years of driving and expect an honest, thorough and concise investigation be given to this problem.

- South Bend, IN, USA

problem #10

Oct 072014

Edge

  • 84,000 miles
Beneath the drivers seat, there is a loud sound that resignates throughout the vehicle. Also the electrical panel had to be replaced and sensors go off periodically.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #9

Apr 112015

Edge

  • 115,000 miles
Driving and all the sudden car loses transmission capability. It shifts really hard and when at a stop have to rev the engine to get it to go at a crawl. All lights on dashboard light up - tool wrench - air bag disabled - odometer and speedometer stop working. Very dangerous in traffic!!!!

- Bono , AR, USA

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