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:
33,811 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 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2008 Ford Edge Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 232010


  • 33,811 miles


2008 Ford Edge, right rear suspension system, needs rear controlling arm and wheel bearing replaced. Noise from rear right of vehicle noted. Had tires checked (referencing tread), rotated, and balanced. The business noted the wheel bearing malfunction/issue and advise to take to Ford. Contacted local Ford dealership. Per phone call, was advised this had been occurring on several Edge vehicles. Once taken to shop, confirmed and advised both the wheel bearing and the controlling arm must be replaced as one. Advised back order for controlling arm, but not information available on how long it would take to receive. Asked Ford if safe to drive and was advise "yes, it is safe to drive; it just may be more noticeable/make more noise". incident date is listed as the date taken to tire shop. Noise seem to appear approximately 1 to 1/2 months ago.

- Lusby, MD, USA

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