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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,722 miles

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2010 Ford Edge transmission problems

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2010 Ford Edge Owner Comments

problem #8

Jun 092011

Edge 6-cyl

  • 16,180 miles


We purchased a 2010 Ford Edge because of the safety tests of these vehicles. It has since developed a delay in take off about twice per month. It is almost like the transmission is not engaged, then violently engages and lurches the vehicle forward. Last month a car had to slam it's brakes to avoid hitting my wife and children as the car delayed, and before my wife could get on the brake, it engaged and lurched the car into traffic. This is a huge safety concern, one that I would figure Ford would take very seriously since it is documented, however they refuse to admit something is wrong. Of course it has not been duplicated after many days in the shop, but it just happened again 2 hours ago. The dealership of both purchase and refusal to fix the problem is mclarty auto mall in texarkana Texas.

- Queen City, TX, USA

problem #7

May 092011


  • 29,000 miles
I purchased my 2010 Ford Edge the first week of May 2011. Within three days I noticed that the vehicle would accelerate suddenly, and the RPM would jump from 1500 to 3500, then back again. This happened several times. I called the dealership where I purchased the vehicle, and they stated I could take it to any Ford service dept. I did just that and was told nothing was wrong with the vehicle. When I went to retrieve my newly purchased Ford Edge, there was a four inch gash in the right side of the hood. They denied that the gash happened at their service dept. When I pulled away from the service dept. The vehicle did the same surging forward and the RPM's jumped again. I called the service dept. Asap! they had me return immediately, and I went through hell to get a loaner car while my vehicle sat in the service dept through the weekend. On Monday of the following week, the service dept mgr called me to let me know that they couldn't find anything wrong with the car. When I picked up the Edge that evening, I had the serviceman ride with me. My Edge did it again, and I demonstrated how it also did it while set on cruise. This was not a slip of my foot as assumed by the service mgr. They did not fix the issue, but only stated that this is normal for this vehicle. This is not normal when I'm subjected to an accident due to a surging vehicle. I was almost hit while merging as my Edge would not immediately accelerate, then boom it shot forward where I needed to apply my brakes or hit the car in front of me. I still experience this surging at least three to four times a week. I'm waiting for my accident!!!!!

- Mcfarland, WI, USA

problem #6

Jun 172011

Edge 6-cyl

  • 11,000 miles
I've had the transmission violently engage while on highway at 60 mph at 7400 miles about 5 mos ago. Car suddenly decelerated and went into L gear and slowed down like out of gas. I had to put it back into drive. Then when pulling out of driveway upon acceleration at 11000 miles. Again same thing. 2 weeks later putting into reverse when starting car made awful crunching and popping sound like ran over something. Then 15 min later slowing down at stoplight around 25-30 miles again jerked into low drive during traffic. Very scary especially when was on highway with little kids in the car. Found several other reports on Ford Edge from others. When I went for 7500 mile oil change notified them of this problem but could not find a Ford report in system. Since then has happened several times. Bringing car in this Monday to Ford.

- Miami Lakes, FL, USA

problem #5

Aug 152010

Edge 6-cyl

  • 20,000 miles


My wife and I bought a 2010 Ford Edge limited in March of 2010. Since that time we have had several occurrences of the transmission not going into gear when pressing the accelerator from a dead stop or the transmission going in and out of gear very rough (slamming in or out) during different speeds. Have taken it into a Ford dealership and they say they can't find or reproduce the problem, yet it continues to happen when we drive the vehicle.

- Concord, OH, USA

problem #4

Feb 142011


  • 800 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford Edge. The contact was accelerating 30 mph from a complete stop when the transmission began to slip without warning. The failure recurred intermittently and the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the range sensor and valve body were replaced within the transmission. The failure mileage was approximately 800.

- Shawnee, KS, USA

problem #3

Jan 032010


  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford Edge. The contact stated that the transmission began to slip, which caused the vehicle to hesitate when driving into traffic. The vehicle was taken to a local repair shop but they could not duplicate the failure. The transmission fluid was 1 1/2 quarts low when the vehicle was purchased. Ford was contacted stated that there was nothing they could do. The contact stated that Ford should replace the transmission. The current and failure mileages were 10,000.

- Chariton , IA, USA

problem #2

Jul 172010


  • 4,000 miles
Ford Edge 2010 powertrain malfunction / reduced power powertrain malfunction indicator: Illuminates when an electric throttle control (etc), transmission, AWD/4X4 or fuel system fault has been detected.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #1

Aug 122009


  • 2,800 miles
Purchased a 2010 Ford Edge sel AWD on July 27, 2009. On August 12, 2009, vehicle began bellowing smoke from the wheel wells. Brought the vehicle in for service to be told that the ptu seal was blown. They replaced the seal and installed a deflector so as to not be able to smell the burning fluid as quickly. Ford has been issuing technical service bulletins on this since 2007. Due to the fluid loss, it causes the transmission to slip. Ford continues to claim that it cannot duplicate the problem. Also, the engine is squealing loudly, due to the issues mentioned above.

- Manchester, NH, USA

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