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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,853 miles

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2011 Ford Edge Owner Comments (Page 2 of 4)

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problem #58

Jul 222015

Edge

  • 65,000 miles

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

After pulling out onto the highway, car seemed to stall. Wrench light came on, engine was still running, however pushing the gas pedal did nothing. After coasting to a safer spot to pull over, I shut the engine off and started the car again. Drove a few miles down the road before it did the same thing again. Lucky that there wasn't any vehicles behind me to hit me. Glad I wasn't on the interstate, pulling out in traffic, or attempting to pass someone when this happened. I contacted Ford today after seeing csp13N03, which was because of the exact same problem, and was told that my VIN was not covered under this program. I then asked them who to appeal this to and they told me they have opened a case # for my reported problem but there wasn't anyone to appeal their decision to, whatever that may be or whenever that may finally come. In the meantime, I'm stuck without a vehicle to safely Transport my children in until I can afford to have it fixed, while other vehicles whose VIN were covered under this program with the exact same troubles were covered. This customer service program (issued instead of a recall) needs to be extended to all vehicles Ford manufactured during the same time frame, as a quick internet search revealed hundreds of others in the same position I am in. It is a dangerous situation to put the lives of countless families in, and for no good reason!....updated 09/03/15

- Holton, IN, USA

problem #57

Jun 202015

Edge

  • 61,950 miles
Vehicle lost power pulling out in traffic (so glad I didn't get hit), would not accelerate and the yellow wrench appeared on the instrument panel. Only way to correct problem was to restart engine (this happened 3 times trying to get home). The third time the service engine soon light came on and I was able to pull the codes and had a P2111 and a P2112. After looking into this issue it looks really common why would they not recall it like the Ford Fusion?

- Spring Hill, FL, USA

problem #56

May 242015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 49,905 miles
The first time the problem occurred I was driving down a street and had slowed to make a left turn into a retail establishment. Just as I made the turn the vehicle shuddered slightly and immediately lost forward momentum - it was like the vehicle was in neutral - I had no acceleration. A wrench appeared on my driver's display. I was able to pull to a stop and I shut the vehicle off. After several minutes I attempted to start the vehicle. It took several seconds longer than normal for the vehicle to start but it did. The second occurrence happened in my work parking lot. I had backed my vehicle out of my parking place and just as I started to accelerate the vehicle shuddered slightly and I again lost any acceleration. I turned the vehicle off and restarted immediately. Again, it look slightly longer than normal for the vehicle to start. The third time I was driving 55 down a road when the vehicle suddenly lost momentum. Same deal with limping to the side of the road, praying this time that nothing was coming as the vehicle was only half off the road. It started with effort. In each occurrence the wrench appeared. This has all happened over a period of 13 days. I contacted a local Ford dealership Saturday and described the problem over the phone. The mechanic said he was very familiar with the problem - that it was the throttle body. I decided to do some online research and discovered complaint after complaint describing the same problem. I'm very disappointed in Ford for not making this problem more of a priority. Does there need to be a loss of life before something is done? we will be driving several states away in just a few weeks and I have absolutely no confidence in my vehicle. I certainly don't want to be traveling 75 miles an hour on a freeway when my vehicle suddenly decides it doesn't want to cooperate. Very, very disappointing.

- Pleasantville, OH, USA

problem #55

May 232015

Edge

  • 79,000 miles

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

While driving down interstate 95 in Virginia, a warning popped up on my dashboard, as the warning popped up my vehicle lost all acceleration, and I was unable to maintain a safe highway speed. The only thing I could do was stop my vehicle on the side of the road. I shut the vehicle off and started it back up, to try and move it to a safer location, in which the vehicle continued to lose all power. I finally made it to a safe location off of the interstate. I had a tow truck bring me to a local Ford dealership where I was told it was the throttle body which caused the issue in the car. I did some research online and found that there are many reports of this happening in Ford vehicles. This could have been a lot worse if my mother and father in law were not traveling behind my vehicle. My family could have been killed because of this malfunctioning part. Ford has no reports of this with their newer model vehicles nor do they warn their customers on what could happen if the throttle body malfunctions. Ford has a responsibility to their customers to warn them about this part.

- New Bern, NC, USA

problem #54

Apr 012014

Edge

  • 40,000 miles
While driving on multiple occasions the car would stall at highway speeds. Absolutely no acceleration and rapid speed decrease made it a very hazerdous situation on the interstate or highway. Several occasions tge vehicle stalled while crossing an intersection of highway during rush hour. Almost being rear ended by a semi going 60mph at one point in time as well. Our 2011 Ford Edge sel had a bad throttle body and was not covered under the power train warranty. I consider this a major safety issue as it has been reported by multiple people and is all over the internet. 2012+ was recalled for the same issue but not our 2011...

- Evansville, IN, USA

problem #53

May 142015

Edge

  • miles
Our family was driving on a heavily traveled bridge at 40mph and the vehicle immediately lost all power and idled roughly, forcing us to travel on the bridge at just a few miles an hour with our four-way flashers on until we reached the side of the road. A wrench appeared on the computer screen with the message AWD off. My husband turned the vehicle off and then back on and it ran fine until we drove it again and same thing happened. We are fearful for our safety and beg Ford to recall. I visited several websites and saw way too many consumers with this same serious safety issue. We are going to get it evaluated by a mechanic tomorrow and pray that we are able to safely drive it to the garage.

- South Williamsport, PA, USA

problem #52

May 072015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 79,000 miles

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

Car stalled three times. Power went off and I was almost rear ended. Told it's the throttle accuator stuck open. Error 2111, picture of wrench and now engine light on. Even though I found this on your website fird refused to cover. May of the same complaints on all social media sites. Ford gave me case number [xxx]. information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Hobart, IN, USA

problem #51

Apr 032015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 60,128 miles
For 2 years I've had problems with the transmission in my Ford Edge. I've had it into the dealership many times and they've miss diagnosed it a couple of times. I was driving down a highway and the transmission went out. No acceleration, nothing. After getting to the dealership the reverse, gear 5 & 6 and clutch were destroyed with only 60,128 miles on the vehicle. Ford will only allow the dealer to rebuild the transmission under the extended warranty, instead of replacing it. Many others have experience this at the same amount of miles with escapes, spitfires, Explorer and other Edges. I am asking for you to look into this further and possible issue a recall. The internet is loaded with complaints about the same issues and video to support what I had happen.

- Wyoming, MI, USA

problem #50

Apr 032015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 57,000 miles
I was driving my 2011 Ford Edge on a busy road and lost all ability to accelerate. The engine jerked, then started shaking, wrench light came on the dash board. I would push the pedal and nothing would happen. Had to roll along with flashers on until I reached a parking lot entry to pull into, as there was no shoulder on the road I was on. Meanwhile, cars were speeding up behind me and passing my car into on coming traffic to avoid colliding with me. Once in the parking lot, I turned off the car, and immediately turned it back on (less than two seconds later), and everything was back to normal. Took the vehicle directly to the dealer and was told by their service technician that I needed a new throttle body and was no longer under warranty (vehicle had 57,000 miles).

- Prospect, KY, USA

problem #49

Mar 042015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 26,000 miles
We have had a problem with our Ford Edge going into limp mode while driving. Luckily it has been at low speeds so we were able to pull over and turn off vehicle. Il when this problem happens, it idles very roughly and it like it loses its mind. You cannot accelerate and a wrench pops up on the dash. When you turn off vehicle and turn it back on, it's fine.

- Oakland , TN, USA

problem #48

Jan 042015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 40,241 miles

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

After fueling the vehicle up, was heading home for the evening and traffic light turned green, went to go and the cars behind me became inpatient. The Ford Edge was rolling through the traffic light at less than @ 5 mph. After clearing the traffic light intersection I was able to get the 2011 Ford Edge into a the nearest neighborhood. This was at night time with my three(3) year old grandson with me. Tow truck was dispatched and taken to the nearest dealership which happen to be the one the Ford Edge was purchased from on August 8, 2015. Vehicle was purchased for my daughter so that she could have a reliable mode of transportation for her and my grandson.work order # 98983 from "dick smith Ford" dated January 5, 2015 at a cost of $95, and this is with me having an extended warranty. I notified Ford Motor Corporation as to the "throttle body" being defective. I was informed via E-mail that (no recalls) have been issued for this problem on the 2011 Ford Edge. On January 6, 2015 when my daughter was on her way to work at fort jackson during the 7:00 am traffic again dead pedal with throttle body. I notified Ford Motor Corporation again, via E-mail and telephone. I made it clear that I value the life of my daughter and grandson and if they should have a dead pedal while on the highway at greater speeds, what would happen if the vehicle behind them was not paying attention, then what. That's when corporation will find that it cost effective to pay out for a defect item on a vehicle instead of fixing as needed since it is a safety issue. Case number with Ford Motor Corporation is # { [xxx]}. vehicle is currently in my driveway with a new "throttle body" that I had ordered from a dealership in Carolina, puerto-rico. Part number is as follows (at4Z-9E926B) at my expense. At a cost of $125.gds... information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #47

Dec 182014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
Car suddenly lost speed and slowed to crawl while driving, issue is with the electronic throttle body.

- Springfield, NJ, USA

problem #46

Aug 082014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 30,190 miles
Base model: In first week of August 2014, it experienced sudden loss of speed and severe vibration while driving on major thouroughfare street. It was unable to be driven and could not be moved out of the way. The "wrench" sign came up. After turning it off and waiting for about a 2-3 mins, it did start like normal. We brought to the dealership the same day. First we were told that it just needs computer reset and would cost $75, then they ultimately did it for free, while performing 30K miles services same day. Three month later I started experiencing the same issue again. I called the dealership and was told to bring it in. I did not have time for about a week due to tight work schedule, but during that week it kept occurring again, happened 3-4 times. Finally when it went for service at the dealership, they told me that it is throttle issue and quoted me about $800 to fix it. Upon further inquiring with technician, he told that this is not an uncommon issue on Ford vehicles. Ford escape and Fusion have been recalled to fix it under extended warranty for the similar problem, but Ford Edge has not been still covered for this issues. There is a fundamental problem with how Ford has been handling the issue for the Edge. What I have found that Ford has not allowing / giving out service center to use the code to explore the black box right away if this issue comes up which leads to delay in finding out what exactly is wrong with it. This is very dangerous situation. If you are driving on major interstate or making a turn, sudden deceleration and stalling could be life threatening for the all passengers in the car. NHTSA has dropped the ball by not forcing Ford to recall Ford Edge and have just enforced customer satisfaction program instead of recall. I hope the NHTSA does not wait till the fatalities are reported. ( car is under my wife's name).

- Metairie, LA, USA

problem #45

Sep 252014

Edge

  • 61,000 miles
While driving my 2011 Ford Edge in heavy traffic it suddenly loss all acceleration dropping down to a crawl. This loss of speed almost caused the vehicle behind me to crash into my rear end. I had to coast to the side of the road, turn my car off and then restart. It took the car to the dealer and was told it was the electronic throttle body which they are having issues with. It is being recalled on some Ford models but not on the Edge. I think that this is crazy. If they know they have an issue why not fix it on all models. Thank goodness I was lucky enough that the driver behind me was paying attention. If this had happened on the interstate it could had seriously injured somebody. I hope that the nhtsb looks into this before someone gets killed.

- Carolina Beach, NC, USA

problem #44

Sep 252014

Edge

  • 61,000 miles
While driving my 2011 Ford Edge in heavy traffic it suddenly loss all acceleration dropping down to a crawl. This loss of speed almost caused the vehicle behind me to crash into my rear end. I had to coast to the side of the road, turn my car off and then restart. It took the car to the dealer and was told it was the electronic throttle body which they are having issues with. It is being recalled on some Ford models but not on the Edge. I think that this is crazy. If they know they have an issue why not fix it on all models. Thank goodness I was lucky enough that the driver behind me was paying attention. If this had happened on the interstate it could had seriously injured somebody. I hope that the nhtsb looks into this before someone gets killed.

- Carolina Beach, NC, USA

problem #43

Sep 252014

Edge

  • 61,000 miles
While driving my 2011 Ford Edge in heavy traffic it suddenly loss all acceleration dropping down to a crawl. This loss of speed almost caused the vehicle behind me to crash into my rear end. I had to coast to the side of the road, turn my car off and then restart. It took the car to the dealer and was told it was the electronic throttle body which they are having issues with. It is being recalled on some Ford models but not on the Edge. I think that this is crazy. If they know they have an issue why not fix it on all models. Thank goodness I was lucky enough that the driver behind me was paying attention. If this had happened on the interstate it could had seriously injured somebody. I hope that the ntsb looks into this before someone gets killed.

- Carolina Beach, NC, USA

problem #42

Oct 102014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 103,405 miles
This is the second time I have experienced a complete loss of acceleration. I brought my car to local Ford dealer about a month ago and they installed a software update and said that should fix the problem but the problem occurred again today. Luckily both times I was in a place where I was able to pull off the road. These are the symptoms: 1. sudden and complete loss of acceleration while traveling at speed 2. wrench icon showed up on the dashboard display 3. coasted to stop and applied brake (car began to shake) 4. shifted to park and shut car off 4. restarted car and everything back to normal. The problem is that Ford states they cannot replicate it and once the car has been restarted the wrench icon and problem go away. They say that once the wrench icon goes away the computer doesn't store the error code and therefore will not show them the problem. They tell you to drive the car to the dealer while the wrench icon is still on the dashboard but that would be impossible unless it happened right next to the dealer.

- Livermore, CA, USA

problem #41

Sep 282014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 51,299 miles
While driving down a local 4-lane road, the 2011 Ford Edge lost power, became unresponsive to the accelerator pedal, and the "wrench" symbol appeared on the instrument panel. The car would still move forward (perhaps 5 mph or less), and we were able get the flashers on and to park on a side road. The situation was very difficult as we had to cross a lane of traffic at low speed, where traffic normally moves at 40-50 mph. After looking in this data base and at other internet sources, this problem seems to be relatively common to the Ford Edge, but we have not received a recall letter about it.

- Kingwood, TX, USA

problem #40

Sep 232014

Edge

  • miles
My vehicle all of sudden slowed down to a coast would not accelerate, yellow icon wrench appeared. Took to the shop was going to cost over $600 to replace throttle body my make and model not under warranty. Was told that we could clean the throttle body and that could fix the problem. After a month of cleaning, vehicle throw a code P2111. Throttle body complete went out. Ordered part online cost only $150. This needs to be covered under warranty.

- Auburn, KS, USA

problem #39

Sep 182014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 103,000 miles
While merging onto freeway suddenly lost ability to accelerate. Wrench icon came on dash display. Was able to pull over to the side of the freeway. Turned car off, turned back on and was able to drive the car normally again. I am hoping there is a fix for this problem as it was very dangerous.

- Livermore, CA, USA

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