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.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
95,364 miles
Total Complaints:
11 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace ptu (10 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2007 Ford Edge transmission problems

transmission problem

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2007 Ford Edge Owner Comments

problem #11

Apr 012017

Edge SEL 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 106,000 miles


The Ford Edge is junk!!! PTU gears are like they are made out of lead and it is a known problem with this car.

The heat treat on the gears was faulty so once through the case hardening the gears wear instantly.

- , Portland, US

problem #10

Nov 302015

Edge SEL 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 104,000 miles

I don't know how long the PTU was totally shot but it was leaking heavily and that's when the Ford dealer reported it was completely destroyed. Was covered under an extended warranty.

- , San Antonio, TX, US

problem #9

May 202016

Edge SEL 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles

I bought my first Ford 2007 Edge with 69000 miles about two years ago and this was my first and last Ford I will ever buy. I have had one problem after another and Ford has been no help what so ever. I was told by the dealership that they replace the PTU's all the time in both the edge and the escape and Ford will not accept the responsibility for this on going problem. I have always bought GM products and found they stand behind their product. I will never make the mistake again believing that Ford cares about their customers.

- , Shelbyville, MI, USA

problem #8

Sep 012015

Edge SEL AWD 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles


PTU Failure @ 85k. Required replacement.

- , Hood River, OR, USA

problem #7

Feb 152013

Edge SEL AWD 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,000 miles

A week after buying the Edge I took back for transmission problems. They sealed PTU case and seals. Another week passes, took back couldn't diagnose problem. So another place fixed same thing for $2000. Same problem can't be diagnosed, so they only fix blown seals 7 separate times instead of PTU causing the problem. 7 shops fixed seals and 5 more couldn't find problem. Each time I had to buy for rental cause couldn't be diagnosed. Finally after all that, my warranty is up and car won't move a week out of the shop. 7 grand worth of repairs rental fees and I'm so screwed. I found out about PTU on here, when a dozen shops couldn't find problem. Now I have to pay, if they'll even fix it, which will costs thousands.

- , Buckhannon, WV, USA

problem #6

Mar 022015

Edge ES V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles

Have had this Ford Edge for almost 3 years - began smelling oil/fluids - then a humming/whining noise. Wrench light and ABS traction lights all came on at once. Took to garage - was told needed to have PTU replaced. As I have been reading up on this issue since my car has had this issue it is one that Ford Motor Company should really be addressing - it is a lot of money to dump into a car as many of us are still paying (have it financed) - money isn't easy to come by for the average hard working family. Sad to see such a great car turn out to be a LEMON of sort - or at least it sure leaves ya sour....

- , Bryant Pond, Mai, USA

problem #5

Dec 312014


  • Automatic transmission
  • 127,000 miles


I lived in Montana when I found that my PTU unit needing changing. I'd planned on moving to another state later that month but waited until any dealership near me could get their hands on a PTU unit; I was told there was a nationwide shortage on Ford's PTU units. After about 6 weeks I couldn't wait anymore and I had my car towed, about 900 miles.

- , Slc, UT, USA

problem #4

Feb 112014

Edge SEL 3.0lV6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 133,000 miles

This has to be a known issue with 2007 Ford Edge. I also have to replace the drive shaft which was cracked in three places. That cost just over $1000. I had that fixed first, however after leaving the mechanic, the car still stuttered and jerked.

- , Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #3

Apr 282014

Edge SEL V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,000 miles

There was no power in Drive so I brought my Edge into the dealer and was told the PTU failed and blew metal shavings into the transmission, making it necessary to replace the transmission, new ptu and new cooler cost of $7000. My AWD EDGE has only 53,000 miles and there was no warning or leakage prior to this. Fordedgeforum has 69 complaints for the PTU problem. There is a class action suit being considered based on a design problem with the PTU unit. I can't afford to fix this however i have to as I have no other alternative at this point. The service department at the dealer is oblivious to any known problem.

- , Seattle, WA, USA

problem #2

Mar 232012

Edge SEL

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles

April 6 2012 Ford said the part was shipped. No part yet. April 25 Ford said they don't have a supplier for the part, April 26th Ford says parts will be shipped mid to late May. They are saying there are 1300 ptu's on back order. Sounds like this should be a recall.

- , Lakeport, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 012011


  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

Paid 27,000 for my 2007 ford edge first year it was out. When just out of the 75,000 mile warranty, the PTU had to be replaced. $2000. Contacted Ford and they were no help at all. Not a phone call, not even a polite letter back.


- , Waldwick, NJ, USA

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