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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,120 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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2013 Ford Edge brakes problems

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2013 Ford Edge Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #12

Jul 142014


  • 60,000 miles


The contact owns a 2013 Ford Edge. When the door was closed, the panel light remained illuminated as if the door was still open and the chime sounded constantly. While driving approximately 45 mph downhill, the brakes failed without warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that the brake booster failed. The brakes were repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was approximately 60,000.

- Tuba City, AZ, USA

problem #11

May 152015


  • 53,000 miles
We got in the car to leave work and, in the parking lot, noticed that the brakes had gone completely soft. There was a slow hiss when pressure was applied. We were able to drive the car to a shop the next day but it took a lot of pressure, putting the brake pedal to the floor to get the car to stop. This condition came on suddenly and without warning.

- Reading, PA, USA

problem #10

May 132015


  • 58,308 miles
The brake fluid line on the rear brakes was not allowing brake fluid through therefore causing the rear brake pads to continually stay engaged. The outer rim of both rear rotors was completely charred and burnt red along with the surface of the rotor being completely worn and gouged. I was told by the repair shop that I was lucky they did not start a fire from running so hot. The rear rotors, pads and brake fluid lines all had to be replaced.

- Hazel Crest, IL, USA

problem #9

Mar 102015


  • 12,800 miles


The contact owns a 2013 Ford Edge. While approaching a traffic light, the vehicle failed to stop without warning. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 12,800.

- Greenvale, NY, USA

problem #8

Oct 012014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 24,000 miles
Was driving down the road and the fixing to turn and the engine shut down and lost all power to steering and brakes and the engine low oil pressure light displayed on dash. Vehicle started back up after a while but had the car towed in anyway to dealer. The dealer said they couldn't duplicate the problem and gave us the car back. The computer should have stored the problem you would think. This is the 3rd time we have had this car for different problems at 24000 miles. This will probably happen again and somebody will probably get hurt and then Ford is going to have a big problem on their hands. Scared to even drive this lemon now.

- Collinsville, OK, USA

problem #7

Sep 282014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 39,600 miles
We're keeping smell burning "rubber burning" smell like a fire burn. Transmission fluid was empty and no fluid there with no leaking, I had to pour fluid. Took this to dealership, they seems do not want to help or something like that. They were told me it was fine, didn't see anything wrong which this is not first time that I complain about that. I have decided to read another people who complain about smell issues so I am not only one. It has also not control very well when I was speeding.

- Roanoke, VA, USA

problem #6

Aug 252014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles


Around 8/25/2014 I noticed my breaks making a funny hissing noise when I pushed on the brakes. It seemed to be braking (stopping) fine, but still worried me. I told my husband about it a couple days later and he was unsure of the problem. As days passed, the brakes got weaker and weaker (taking a lot longer to come to a complete stop). I now have to start braking a lot further back than normal to coast into a stop. This morning (9/11/2014) I was about to backup into a parking spot in my companies parking garage; while I was preparing to angle my car to reverse into the spot, my brakes locked up and would not stop! I almost rolled into the parked car in front of me. I had to throw my car in reverse before I actually hit the parked car!! I am taking my car into the dealer first thing in the morning! appears from other recent complaints that this is an ongoing issue and it needs to be resolved. What if I had been traveling at a faster rate of speed when my brakes decided to fail? this is putting my life, my families life, and others on the road at risk!!

- Cypress, TX, USA

problem #5

Jul 022014


  • 13,000 miles
The brakes stopped working on my car due to a manufacture error on the brake system. Many complaints were filled with Ford.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #4

Feb 212014


  • miles
I took my car into the don davidson Ford dealership in arlington Texas because it has been breaking weird, smelling funny, shaking hard & losing speed on the freeway(all at once) which it does sporadically. The said they can't reproduce the problem so there's nothing wrong & gave it back to me on Friday. I went straight to the mall & it did it again so I took it back immediately. They kept it for a few hours & tried to give it back again, saying that I drove with the ebrake on (which it wasn't). Now I left my car there, they haven't done anything & I'm paying for a rental for the fourth day because I'm afraid to drive my own car. Ford corporate office told me it was my decision to drive it or not & they can't help. On the trip to the mall I heard a loud noise when I brake & now the rotors are messed up too. I don't know what to do, I still owe $34,000 on my 2013 Ford Edge and it has been recalled for brake issues but they won't help.

- Bedford , TX, USA

problem #3

Mar 032013

Edge 6-cyl

  • 500 miles
One week after purchasing the new Ford Edge I parked on a hill. Approximately 1 hour after eating lunch, I left a restaurant with my family. I pressed the brake before turning the key and the brakes went all the way to the floor. I drove the car home not knowing if the brakes would go out completely. I had no significant problem with the brakes as I drove home. I called Ford and took the car in for a checkup. Ford stated that the Ford Edge is engineered to allow for this. I have had several incidents with the bakes going to floor while starting the car and while stopped on a hill. Ford insists this is not a concern. I am concerned and told them I do not want the car. The refused to discuss this any further.

- Easton, PA, USA

problem #2

Apr 092013

Edge 4-cyl

  • 4,500 miles
Ford customer service reference # [xxx] 2013 Ford Edge VIN [xxx] on the morning of April 9, 2013 my wife ([xxx]) was driving to work at an elementary school. She was approaching the school at about 20 mph on level street when she noticed that the vehicle was difficult to control. She soon realized that the engine had stalled. Luckily there were no children present and she was able to bring the vehicle to a stop without incident. She started the vehicle and pulled into the school parking lot. I reported the problem to the dealer (town and country Ford of evansville Indiana) and was told to bring it in so that they could find the cause of the problem. They could not find the cause and told me to bring it back in the next time that the problem occurred. I also informed them of a problem with the seat moving for no known reason and about getting much less than the stated gas mileage on pure highway driving. I was told that they could not do anything about these problems either. I requested the number of someone that I could call to complain about these issues. I was given the number of the customer service department. Because of the seriousness of the problem the initial contact referred me to a manager. Initially the manager offered no more that the dealership, that is to bring it in after it fails again. I explained my concerns about the safety issues of losing control at a high rate of speed or in a school zone. He stated that there were no other reports of this problem. (I wonder how many people have to be killed before they get concerned about a safety issue.) after an extensive heated discussion he agreed to have the vehicle further evaluated at the dealership. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Fort Branch , IN, USA

problem #1

Aug 082012

Edge 6-cyl

  • 600 miles
Purchased 2013 Ford Edge sport on July 14th. I've had possession of the car for three weeks as of this complaint. The car required service every single week since I've had the car. The last incident was on August 8th. I started the car, and multiple warning lights appeared on the dashboard. As the lights appeared, the car violently shuddered, and the brake pedal was stiff and difficult to press down. The steering column also shuddered, and the wheel was difficult to maneuver. This occurred at a supermarket parking lot less than three blocks away from my home. I called my husband, who remained on the phone line via speakerphone as I slowly coasted the car home. I drove the car, coasting the way back home with the hazard lights on, so as not to have to use the brake pedal. The car was towed to the dealership, where they replaced major sections of the steering column. The service manager informed us of this repair, saying that he's never seen such a major manufacturer defect in a brand new car. They made the repair, but I am very concerned that this may not be a unique situation. I am also concerned that because this make of car is so new, that other problems may be occurring that haven't been logged yet...

- Sleepy Hollow, NY, USA

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