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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,918 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.

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2007 Ford Edge Owner Comments

problem #8

Mar 242015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 86,350 miles


Let me first start of by saying that I get my car serviced on time, every time. I was driving on the highway when my car suddenly began shaking badly. Noticed the engine warning light came on. I pulled over right away and looked it up in the owner manual. Based on the info, I called to schedule to take my car in the next morning. I put my hazards on and exited the highway. I drove local so I could keep my speed to 20 miles. Then when 4 minutes from home, while stopped at a light, the car went dead. I tried to start it, but nothing. When I notice a burning type of smell I stopped and called a tow truck. Service department said that all 6 coils had melted onto the main pc of the car. He found it extremely odd that all 6 burned at the same time. He said it's usually 1, 2 or 3, but never heard of all 6.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #7

Jun 012013

Edge 6-cyl

  • 52,000 miles
Oil leaking from ptu unit Ford wants $ 1600 to fix what seems to be a faulty (defective) system in Ford Edges.

- Powell, OH, USA

problem #6

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 #5

Jan 182013

Edge 6-cyl

  • 40,466 miles


January 18, 2013, in the middle of winter, drove 2007 Ford Edge, with 40,466 miles, to an auto repair shop because the heater & defroster were not working. The auto repair shop flushed the coolant and the heater core and installed new coolant because the heater core was clogged with metal debris. Eight months later, September 22, 2013 and 57,000 miles, same problem, the heater & defroster were not working. Five days later, returned the vehicle to auto repair shop because of strong coolant smell and the engine fans were turning off and on. This time, the shop determined the heater core is clogged and needs to be replaced. In addition, the auto repair shop discovered Ford┐'s tsb 09M04S1. This Ford tsb, issued 3/31/2010, guarantees the following: "owners of affected vehicles are entitled to a cooling system flush and refill and a warranty extension on the heater core to six years or 105,000 miles from four years or 50,000 miles. Affected vehicles may have poor heater performance." Ford Motor Co acknowledges a manufacturer's defect; however, after three escalated demand letters and three escalated demand phone calls, Ford Motor Co refuses to honor their warranty and make the $2600 in necessary repairs to get the 2007 Ford Edge with 57,000 miles back on the road because, Ford says, the warranty expired on May 1, 2013.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #4

Jun 042012


  • 76,200 miles
While driving my '07 Ford Edge on the expressway I noticed that my car would not accelerate above 60 mph and began stalling. I exited the expressway to notice this burning smell coming from under the hood of my car. I attempted to drive it to a safe place to park when it just completely shut down. I had the car towed to a well know auto shop where I was told that an ignition coil was burned and the reason my car stalled. I had the ignition coil replaced and the car still would not restart. I had it towed to another shop and was told the crank shaft and cam shaft sensor needed to be replaced. I paid for these services and finally was told the computer on the car was burned and this is the reason that my car would not start. Finally my car has been towed to Ford and I am awaiting its fate. I have only had the car for two years and this is the second electrical issue that I have encountered with this vehicle. At first, I was changing rear turn signals almost 1-2 a week. I purchased my Edge January 2010 and had to replace the battery July 2010. After reading other forums I am concerned about the potential electrical fires that this SUV could produce.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #3

Aug 092011


  • 42,500 miles
There are three main issues with my 2007 Ford Edge. First the brakes make noises and sometimes work and sometimes don't. the tires kept going flat. I have replaced all 4 four tires and one front and one back tire twice now. The transmission slips frequently.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #2

Jul 202010


  • 23,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Edge. The contact stated that while accelerating after stopping at a stop sign the vehicle would not move forward. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where the failure could not be duplicated. The dealer performed a diagnostic but no failure codes generated. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 23,000 and the current mileage was approximately 27,000.

- Mitchell , IN, USA

problem #1

Jul 232010


  • 25,830 miles
Our 2007 Ford Edge has experienced the engine cutting off without warning three times. The dealer reprograms the PCM module but the problem continues. It was reprogrammed on 7/20/2010 and it cut off again on 7/23/2010 at 50 mph again without any warning. This is an unnerving, unsafe condition. This has happened over a 13 month period, twice now within a month.

- Saint Leonard, MD, USA

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