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 / 7
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
89,073 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 engine problems

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2007 Ford Edge Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #14

Mar 012013

Edge 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles


Driving at low speeds the vehicle will shift very hard, feels like someone rear ending me. The transmission feels like it has a hard time getting into gear. At high speeds the same thing happens but usually on hot days. The transmission finally gave out at 75000 due to the hard slamming and had to be rebuilt. I was leaving a driveway and was unable to accelerate, putting me at risk of being hit from behind. This could have been disastrous at high speeds. At 78000 miles I am still having the same problem, I turn the vehicle on the transmission slams into R and then I cannot accelerate past 10 mph. I turn the vehicle off and restart it, and it seems like nothing every happened. This happens intermittently and the check engine lights come one only every once in a while it is happening. Worried about me and my babies safety while driving.

- Humble , TX, USA

problem #13

Dec 242013


  • 98,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Edge. The contact stated that the vehicle misfired intermittently, shook violently and the check engine light was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where it was found that the PCM needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 98,000.

- Valparaiso, IN, USA

problem #12

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 #11

Sep 162013

Edge 6-cyl

  • 89,000 miles


Second time a year or so later electrical cooling radiator fan goes out. Replacing again.

- Richardson, TX, USA

problem #10

Oct 012012

Edge 6-cyl

  • 71,111 miles
Electric radiator cooling fan quit. Car overheated. Had to be replaced.

- Richardson, TX, USA

problem #9

Oct 172013


  • 87,000 miles
I was driving on the highway when my check engine light came on and I noticed my thermostat climbing about to over heat. I pull of at the nearest exit and stop at an oil change service station. The mechanic say I had no antifreeze in the car. He refills the antifreeze and I was on my way. 20 mins into my drive, the check engine light on and the thermostat looks fine, but the car started sputtering and stopped in the middle of a busy area of nyc. I had the car towed to a mechanic and after their diagnostic test they said the engine head is cracked or warped and they found antifreeze mixed in oil and radiator and will cost $2500 to fix! wtf!! is this allowed to happen?? I took great care of this vehicle and I feel like a sucker! now I can't get to work, can't get my kids to or from school and I'm not sure what to do at this point!

- North Bergen, NJ, USA

problem #8

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 #7

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 #6

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 #5

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 #4

Mar 292013

Edge 6-cyl

  • 74,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Ford Edge. The contact stated that while driving approximately 60 mph, the vehicle shuttered and there was a loss of acceleration power. The contact also stated that the check engine warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where it was diagnosed that the ignition coil, spark plugs and the ECM system needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 74,000.

- Tucker, GA, USA

problem #3

Jan 242013


  • 73,350 miles
While driving my five old sons to school yesterday morning, I start noticing the car stops changing speed and start shaking all the sudden then the engine service light start blinking. I have slowed down and keep driving my soon to school but it was bad experience driving with morning traffic. I am glad that I am not driving on the big highways the consequence could be different. The dealer told me the ignition computer (RPM) is causing one of the ignition coil to melt and crack. For sure this is a big safety concern on this car that requires recall.

- Herndon, VA, USA

problem #2

Oct 152007

Edge 6-cyl

  • 15,000 miles
If I accelerate more than 15 mph the car would what I call "slam" into the next gear. When I am accelerating onto the highway or accelerate and then back off the gas and go again or if I accelerate into the passing lane the car doesn't drive. I have had the car to bethlehem Ford, kelly Ford in emmaus and gilboy Ford in whitehall for the problem two times at each location. No one can find out what is wrong. Contacted Ford directly and they say take it to the dealership for repair, I told them I did numerous times and they told me this."the car learns how you drive, so when you drive out of character the car basically reacts by telling you now wait a minute I don't know what you're doing and the car reacts in a confused manner". they also told me that because I'm not an aggressive driver that when I do drive aggressive "the car doesn't understand". I drive highway every day to and from work, I have to be aggressive most of the time to survive on the highway and keep up with traffic. I have asked the dealership to come down the block so I can show them what the car does since it does it every day when I leave work but they tell me they can't because it is a liability issue for them to drive in the car with me. They have had the car and can't make it repeat the situation; I have gone on test rides with a mechanic and can't make it repeat the problem. I was taking one of our employees to go pick up one of the company vehicles at gilboy and I said do you want me to show you what my car does and he said yes. So I made the car do the slamming into gear and he said that isn't right he tried to fight for me at gilboy but they said again no code and they couldn't repeat the situation. Now my car is almost out of warranty and still no fix. I don't have money to make major repairs to a car that is why I bought new and I don't have money to buy a new car.

- Macungie, PA, USA

problem #1

Jun 022012


  • 175,000 miles
The 2007 Ford Edge started to have a problems, shaking, stalling. 6/1/12 took vehicle to pep boys thinking it was a sensor or something similar. The ignition coils were melted from a enclose explosion of the part.. upon replacing the parts, the car fail to run properly. Pep boys called the local Ford dealership to inquire Ford dealership knew right away what the problem was. They openly admitted that this was a serious fire danger and the car had to brought to them to fix. Has something to with the engine computer but..... no recall for year 2007 was told how lucky I was that the car did not explode or catch fire. The Ford service dept has run into the problem several times and seem to aware of the danger of this problem. I was forced to pay Ford dealership prices for 6 Ford ignition coils at their price, new engine computer at Ford price plus labor at Ford labor prices, plus tune up. And no assurance that my car would not catch fire or explode for that fact I would say that this is a consumer safety issue, wouldn't you?

- Mobile, AL, USA

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