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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,984 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2007 Ford Edge drivetrain problems

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2007 Ford Edge Owner Comments (Page 5 of 7)

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problem #46

Jan 182014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 63,153 miles


2007 Ford Edge;mileage 63153 leaked fluid/burning rubber odor was emitted from under the hood area. Service vehicle:find internal seal leaking in ptu. Not serviceable. Need to replace ptu.

- Timonium, MD, USA

problem #45

Jan 102014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
We noticed an oil like substance leaking from underneath the front end of the car. We took it to a Ford dealership and they told us it was the transfer case needed to be replaced. Not only is it a $1500 repair but it is a common problem happening to Ford Edge's years 2007 - 2011. Sounds to me like a recall should be made on this part. We caught ours early, so not sure what could've happened if we continued to drive ours around.

- East Dubuque, IL, USA

problem #44

Jul 052013

Edge 6-cyl

  • 141,000 miles
Gas tank seal corroded. Mechanic was inspecting car when he found that besides the transmission transfer case needed to be replaced, the gas tank was leaking gas. It appears the seal is corroded. I was told that the new tank was approximately 1500. (just the part) and about 600. In labor. I feel that this should be repaired free of charge by Ford, this should not happen on a vehicle that is only 6 years old. I can only put about 5 gallons of gas in, not to exceed just under the half tank mark. Also, cannot park car on anything but a level surface.

- Chelmsford, MA, USA

problem #43

Jan 032014


  • 87,742 miles


After 3 different seal repairs and ptu replacement(20K) during warranty period, current ptu is whining / howling between 30-50 mph. Dealer say fluid has been leaking slowly and ptu full of sludge. No evidence of leakage on garage floor but under carriage in ptu area is gummed up from fluid mixing with dirt. Based on mileage from repair receipts, took approx. 67K miles for this ptu to go bad. No adjustment programs at this time for ptu's as per phone call with Ford customer service.

- Chassell, MI, USA

problem #42

Nov 262013

Edge 6-cyl

  • 97,360 miles
While driving approximately 60 mph, the vehicle shuttered and there was a loss of acceleration power. The check engine warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an automotive repair shop where it was diagnosed that the 6 ignition coils, spark plugs and the PCM system needed to be replaced. The current mileage is 97395.

- Fort Mill, SC, USA

problem #41

Nov 212013


  • 63,500 miles
Leaked fluid overheated transfer case. No warning other than very small drip. Extended warranty will not cover damages.

- Bismarck, ND, USA

problem #40

Jan 012010

Edge 6-cyl

  • 42,000 miles


Since January 2010 transmission slip only happens periodically about 8 to 10 times a year..since 11/2012 trembling/shudder to the engine when vehicle accelerates between 45-50mph (torque converter) or replace transmission recommended by service center on 10/16/2013. On 1/31/2013 recall service completed on my vehicle malfunction indicator lamp (mil) on with diagnostic trouble codes powertrain control module (PCM) with 1 or more damaged coil(s) on plugs.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #39

Aug 152013

Edge 6-cyl

  • miles
When driving the transmission shift violently from 1st into 2nd gear and when I'm driving at highway speeds and have to hit the brakes suddenly then speed back up the violent shifting happens again. There is also a shutter in the transmission while driving.

- Mt Belvieu, TX, USA

problem #38

Sep 122012

Edge 6-cyl

  • 99,843 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Edge. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph uphill, the vehicle stalled. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer, who stated that they could not diagnose to the vehicle due to a faulty trans-axle. The failure mileage was 99843. Updated 11/12/13

- Oxford, MI, USA

problem #37

Feb 132013

Edge 6-cyl

  • 99,847 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Edge. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph, the shifter vibrated abnormally. The contact took the vehicle to a dealer for a diagnostic test, which determined that there was a leaking trans-axle. The vehicle was not repaired because the part needed to complete the work was on back order. The failure mileage was 99,847. Updated 11/13/13

- Oxford, MI, USA

problem #36

Sep 012013

Edge 6-cyl

  • 88,000 miles


We started up our car on a Sunday morning, put it in reverse, backed out of our spot, and then put the vehicle in drive. Right away, we noticed the car shaking, not much power, and it was sputtering along. The check engine light was flashing as well, indicating engine misfire. The car was towed to a Ford dealership. The Ford dealership ran a diagnostic and determined that the pcu had overheated and the cylinder coils melted. They also said the pcu is no longer operable and needed to be replaced, along with the coils and plugs. Generally, engine misfire indicates a tune-up is needed; however, in this case, the car needs a brand-new computer. The dealership quoted us at 2,700 total for the repair. Furthermore, this is a known issue with the car, as determined by Ford, as it issued technical service bulletin 13-4-7, citing this model and several others as prone to this malfunction. Ford should recall this model and have the issue fixed. No recalls even though this poses a fire hazard? shocking.

- Germantown, MD, USA

problem #35

Aug 242013

Edge 6-cyl

  • 60,151 miles
After driving approximately 20 miles at an average speed of 45 mph I exited off a very busy highway (exit 1, rte. 93N in New Hampshire). Upon slowing, I felt a skip and the car became unresponsive to my attempt to accelerate to complete the exit. An odometer error appeared on my dash along with the airbag warning light and the repair wrench symbol. If I had been traveling on the open highway in the kind of traffic I was experiencing, I probably would have been in a high speed accident. After shutting down the engine for 30 minutes, I restarted my vehicle and returned home without incident. This incident occurred without warning. To date my Edge has been very reliable. I have enjoyed the Edge's performance; but, I am very disappointed that this problem has occurred to numerous other Edge owners. I am hoping this apparent defect is resolved and a recall is initiated before someone is seriously injured.

- North Reading, MA, USA

problem #34

May 212012

Edge 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
First occurrence. Turned vehicle on, shifted in drive to leave parking lot. Did not shift correctly, and felt as if it was in neutral. Turned vehicle off, and back on. It shifted fine. Took vehicle back to dealership, as we had only owned it S month and bought in April 2012. They could not find anything wrong. Over time, this has happened 10-15 more times. The computer also seems to be affected by this as well. Today 7/26/2013, I turned on the vehicle, left it start up, began to go into drive, it stalled, and a powertrain light came on. Mileage computer dash disappeared. I turned the car off. Turned it back on. When I tried to shift it, transmission was very violent. Sat in the parking lot for twenty minutes. Turned the car back on, let it run for 2minutes, put it in drive, and it was completely fine. When I drive up hill, it seems to be using a lot more power than necessary, and my rpms go all the way up to 5-6K. Looking for a shop to have the car looked at, or at the dealership.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #33

Apr 012011

Edge 6-cyl

  • 54,708 miles
2007 Ford Edge. Consumer writes in regards to a defective ptu assembly in vehicle. The consumer stated the vehicle was taken to the dealer for service, for an oil leak at the ptu vent, the entire ptu assembly should have been replaced. At the time of service, the vehicle had 54,708 miles and it was still under warranty. On March 23, 2013, the vehicle was taken to the dealer and a diagnosis revealed a damaged ptu assembly.

- Mukwonago, WI, USA

problem #32

Jun 142013

Edge 6-cyl

  • 84,334 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Edge. The contact stated while driving approximately 73 mph there was a slight reduction in the engine power. The vehicle began to vibrate violently. There were no warning indicators illuminated at the time of failure. The vehicle was maneuvered to the side of the road for inspection. The vehicle was then taken to an authorized dealer for diagnosis. The ignition coil assembly, hla engine control module and PCM were replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 84,334....updated 07-24-13 the consumer stated after the repairs were done, the vehicle continued to exhibit erratic irregular shifting, although not to the extent for which he brought the vehicle in.

- Temperance, MI, USA

problem #31

Jun 182008

Edge 6-cyl

  • 22,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Edge. The contact stated that there was a recurring failure with the transmission. The transmission had been replaced three times within a short time frame. The vehicle was repaired by an independent mechanic all each time. The contact was not aware of what caused the recurring failure. There were no recalls for the vehicle. The failure mileage was 22,000 and the current mileage was 100,000.

- Elkhorn, WI, USA

problem #30

Jun 172013

Edge 6-cyl

  • 63,000 miles
I have been experiencing very odd unexplainable events with my 2007 Ford Edge since fall of 2012 which has now resulted in full failure of my transmission. Beginning in the fall, my Edge started to give me warning messages on my electronic dash panel reading "tire pressure monitor fault", once put in reverse, the car would make a violent jerking motion and loud ugly sound. The message on the dash would then change to read "odb data error". the wrench and airbag icons would be lit. After shifting to drive, the car sounded as if it was in high gear, but it would refuse to accelerate to a fast speed. Once driving, the speedometer would not register speed, it would sit at 0 mph. The digital odometer failed to display anything. As I drove, the transmission would not shift or it would seem to try to shift and then the car would make the same violent jerking motion as I experienced when I put it in reverse. If I stopped, it would be difficult to get the car moving, it wouldn't want to move/accelerate. The car would also make unexpected lunging movements while driving. The car would also on occasion suddenly stop accelerating while driving, almost as if it had automatically shifted into low gear. This happened to me several times while driving on the expressway. Not safe! on Monday, June 17, 2013, my transmission failed completely. Unacceptable for a car my age! as I have begun to investigate this problem on the web, to my surprise, this problem is extensive. Ford owners have been complaining about this for years, yet Ford has failed to recognize this problem with a recall. Help! this problem is costly and potentially hazardous!!!

- Barberton, OH, USA

problem #29

Nov 092012


  • 70,000 miles
I had pulled into my driveway, turned off my car, grabbed something from my house and then turned my car back on. I put my car into reverse and then put it in drive. My car acted like it was in neutral and would not accelerate and the engine revved. I didn't think much of it until it happened again about 3-4 weeks later after I had just pumped gas into my car. I then took it to the Ford dealership where I paid $100 for them to tell me they could not duplicate the problem and did not find anything wrong with the transmission or computer system. They said 'maybe it was a computer glitch'. since then it has happened 6 more time, one of which was on a busy street which almost caused an accident. My power train warranty will end in September and I need to have this issue resolved before in order for it to be fully covered. I have read multiple reports on NHTSA of this same issue. How can we resolve this??

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #28

Oct 012012

Edge 6-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
My 2007 Ford Edge had been having what people refer to as a slipped transmission. At first it would not accelerate, and it would only go in reverse not forward. I turned it off and on twice and then it seemed to operate normally. I took it into the dealership the next day and I was first told there was no issue, then it happened again, this time it would also do a violent jerk as if I'd been rear-ended. The service dept replaced the computer chip (not sure which one but something to do with the transmission). A couple of weeks later it again failed to accelerate but this time it would not restart without a loud grinding noise. After towing it to the dealership, the transmission was completely replaced. However it has since started doing the exact same thing, bumping as if the car had been rear-ended as the car is in motion, in various circumstances. There are numerous complaints about the same issue on different forums. Please see and I have already filed a complaint with Ford customer relations but they gave the impression that I was the only person with this problem, further my complaint would be sent to Ford marketing but not engineering, which I find counterintuitive. The above forums are filled with Ford Edge owners who also feel unsafe in this vehicle. I hope if enough of us register our complaints an investigation will be initiated before there are serious injuries as a result of this faulty car.

- Chino Hills, CA, USA

problem #27

Jan 192013

Edge 6-cyl

  • 22,816 miles
Ford dealer replaced ptu (power take off unit) on my AWD Ford Edge after 3 other incident of leaking oil. This ptu leaking problem has been documented previously 07-16-10 other previous oil leaking problems occurred when vehicle had 10,000, 15,000 and 20,000 miles. Safety concern is car catching fire when oil leaking. Dealer charge me $500 even though repairs should have been done during the warranty period.

- Burbank, CA, USA

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