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:
107,297 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 fuel system problems

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2007 Ford Edge Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #12

Jul 172014


  • 62,088 miles


Fuel tank leaking gas laying in shield pan under car and then over flowing onto garage floor took it to dealership and had to have the whole tank replaced !! only 62000 miles on car and 7 years old garage kept this shouldn't have happened very expensive to replace the tank!!!!

- Collegeville, PA, USA

problem #11

Jul 272014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
Suddenly smelled gas when parked in my garage. Took it to my mechanic who said the top of the gas tank is corroded and the whole tank needs to be replaced. I now see on forums that there are many complaints on this car, same year, same problem and that Ford denies it being a defect. No car should have corrosion on the gas tank after just 7 years!! Ford needs to stand behind their product and offer replacement tanks for this very dangerous defect. I would like to know how to move forward to fight Ford for reimbursement of this hefty repair expense.

- Bridgewater, MA, USA

problem #10

Jul 292014


  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Edge. The contact noticed a fuel leak on the ground near the rear driver side of the vehicle. The leak was noticed multiple times and the contact smelled fuel, especially after filling up the fuel tank. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

- St.Charles, IL, USA

problem #9

Jul 312014


  • 140,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Ford Edge. The contact noticed a fuel leak on the ground near the rear driver side of the vehicle. The odor of fuel could be detected, especially when the fuel tank was full. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

- St. Charles, IL, USA

problem #8

Jul 012014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 155,000 miles
Weve owned this vehicle for approximately 2 years. The other day we noticed a strong smell of gasoline around the car. Upon checking we noticed the fuel tank leaking from around a seem. When I started checking around for a replacement tank I noticed a recall on 2008 Ford Edge. My car was built in August of 07. They described the same problem caused by contamination near a dimple at a seem. The same tank is on the 07, 08 and 09 Edge. When I checked with Ford they said my car wasn't under recall. I believe it should be because of the same tanks on the 07, 08 and 09 models plus its a safety hazzard as I cannot drive the car and the cost to fix it is over $2,000. Ford should be made to recall all models from 07 on and correct this problem at no cost to the consumer before someone gets killed. I believe Ford knows about this and is intentionally not recalling these models because of the cost involved. I have owned vehicles all my life (I'm 62) and have never had a bad gas tank on any other vehicle I've owned. This is a defect that is a safety hazzard to the public and needs to be corrected!

- Elwood, IN, USA

problem #7

Feb 132014


  • 152,000 miles
I woke up to my house smelling of gas, after taking it to a shop, I was told there was a crack in the top of the tank. It took 3 days to get it back, when I picked it up, I was told to fill it up with gas, then it was leaking gas real bad, steady drip. I took it right back to the shop where they kept over the weekend, said it was rusted very bad, it has a couple rust spots that gave way when I put gas in it. Said it needs a new tank, and for such a new car, it should not be this bad.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #6

Dec 102013


  • 115,000 miles


Strong gas smell when fuel tank is filled above 3/4 mark. Mechanic investigation indicates that the fuel tank has holes on the top side of the tank, and says that the tank needs to be replaced before it begins to leak. I was quoted $1540 for parts, and $505 labor ($2045) to replace the tank. This is outrageous. Why does the fuel tank on a 6 year old vehicle deteriorate on the top?

- Scarborough, ME, USA

problem #5

Sep 152013


  • 98,000 miles
Started smelling gas sometime in August or September. Took it to get inspected recently and technician smelled gas and check it out. Fuel tank is leaking. Seems to be some type of corrosion on the top. Potentially very dangerous. Going to cost nearly $2000 to replace tank. Several complaints about this same issue on the web. Should consider a recall.

- Sparta, NC, USA

problem #4

Dec 032013

Edge 6-cyl

  • 73,400 miles
The smell of gasoline prompted me to bring my Ford Edge to the Ford dealership. I was informed that the fuel tank rusted out and needed to be replaced. I questioned this as I have owned Ford vehicles for ten plus years apiece and never had the problem. I was told it was not abnormal. After searching online I have found this to be a frequent occurrence in the Ford Edge vehicle. Now, I was told by the dealer that it was unsafe to drive this car home due to a fire hazard and had to rent a vehicle right then and there. From the number of online complaints I have read, I believe the Ford Edge needs to be deemed unsafe due to the fuel tank leaking problem. Ford needs to own up to the fact that they are putting their customers' lives in danger by not recalling and correcting the fuel tanks in these vehicles which are obviously defective. Not only that, but the environmental consequences of leaking fuel is a danger to everyone. It is necessary to also mention that my vehicle was sold to me as certified pre owned only 3 years ago with the mileage at 32,579. How are they precertifying " with cover ups???" so, in essence the fact that they precertified 3 years ago means this problem either occurred within 3 years or the precertification was bogus, either of which is unacceptable. Also, their warranty which comes with the precert states Feb. 2013 or 100,00 miles. They will not honor the 100,00 miles as they say it is only if the 100,00 miles occurs before the expiration date. If that were truly the case, the wording should say "which ever comes first." Check out the Ford manual to verify this info. They are misleading and deceptive in their warranty definition as well as their vehicles. I have always owned a Ford - never had a fuel tank problem, loved the vehicles, but will never purchase another one. They are shady at best.

- Jackson, NJ, USA

problem #3

Nov 032013


  • 139,000 miles
After continually smelling gas while my vehicle was parked in the garage I discovered a gas leak in the fuel tank. I took the vehicle to a private mechanic and he verified the fuel tank was leaking due to rusting of the tank. The mechanic informed me of the price of a new tank and it is very expensive. A person at my local Ford dealer informed me that he had the same problem with his Edge. Also, I found a used fuel tank in search for a replacement, and found it has the same rusting problems. My wife and children use this vehicle every day and I feel like this could have been a huge saftey problem. If you are reading this and have the same problem please make a complaint. Ford should be responsible for the repair of this costly and dangerous problem.

- Brownsville, KY, USA

problem #2

Jul 162013


  • 74,468 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Edge. The contact stated that while parked, she could smell an intense gasoline odor outside the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis where she was informed that the fuel tank had a leak and would need to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The failure and current mileage was 74,468.

- Westport, MA, USA

problem #1

Aug 162013


  • 113,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Edge. The contact stated that while parked, there was an overpowering gasoline odor coming from the vehicle without warning. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where it was diagnosed that the fuel tank needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 113,000 and the current mileage was 114,000.

- Saint Peters , MO, USA

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