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:

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.

2007 Ford Edge drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2007 Ford Edge Owner Comments (Page 7 of 7)

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problem #6

Jan 282009


  • 14,017 miles


Ptu seals leaking a total of seven different times.

- Canton, MI, USA

problem #5

Jan 102009


  • 26,000 miles
Ptu seal has been replaced 7 times, axle shaft once, ptu assembly 3 times they think they got it fixed this time, has not leaked in 100 miles.

- Bismarck, ND, USA

problem #4

Jan 072009


  • 19,000 miles
Burning smell originating from failed seal (now on national backorder this past year) in ptu assembly on most Ford Edge and Mercury mkx models. I've had my vehicle in the shop 3 times over the past year and they do not have replacement ptu assemblies in stock as the company who made them are now out of business. Transmission fluid leaks from ptu assembly onto exhaust, into vents and into our lungs. Vehicle is still in the service area at midway Ford in roseville, mn. They say I can drive it until they find a part, however it is winter and that is not an option as the windows must remain open. More info at ->

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #3

Mar 302007


  • 10 miles


My 2007 Ford Edge all wheel drive has a leaking problem from the transfer case. It has had this problem since the day it was new. Several visits to the dealer I was told it is not leaking although there was always oil on my drive. I own an auto repair shop so I had it in the shop and knew without a doubt it was leaking. What makes it dangerous is the leak drips directly on the exhaust pipe which is right below the transfer case. You can smell burning oil and it smokes a lot of times when stopping at stop signs. The dealer has went as far as replacing the transfer case. That fixed the problem for a few months but the leak always comes back. I have researched the problem and on have found many owners having the same problem. I am afraid Ford is not able to find a permanent fix for the problem and someone is going to get burned. I have read of these vehicles catching on fire but have not heard the cause. This leak could be causing it. In my own repair shop I have noticed customer vehicles have the same leak as mine. Something needs to be done about it. This affects the 2007 and 2008 Ford Edge and Lincoln mkx models that are all wheel drive and have a transfer case or "ptu unit."

- Guthrie, OK, USA

problem #2

Jul 292007

Edge 6-cyl

  • miles
2007 Ford Edge with several problems. Consumer states that the vehicle is a lemon. Here are some of the car's problems rear brake lights fill with water when it rains. Seat broke, screw sticks up and cut a child's foot, brakes failed and more. The pin in the gear shift did not engage properly, leaving the consumer unable to place the vehicle in park. The sun roof material came apart and fell down onto the consumers head while driving.

- Palmdale, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 142007

Edge 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Edge. While the vehicle was idling on an incline, the contact removed her foot from the brake pedal. Before she could depress the accelerator pedal, the vehicle rolled backwards. The dealer stated that the failure was normal. The failure mileage was 200 and current mileage was 3,000. The consumer stated the vehicle will roll back on any type of incline while in the drive position and the dealer stated this process is normal. Updated 11/06/07

- Doral, FL, USA

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