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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,935 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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2008 Ford Edge Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 132012


  • 70,000 miles


Driving home from work on hwy 99 I heard a loud pop (sounded like a gunshot) and heard the sound of glass. I pulled off the freeway and discovered my sunroof had completely exploded. I was alone on the road and was nowhere near an overpass where something could have fallen on it. It was a cold day and the heater was on so there was a temperature difference. I drove the car to Ford after calling my insurance company. I was told today that there was no "structural defect" so Ford was not responsible for the replacement. It is 1300 dollars for a new sunroof, 10 days before christmas. After doing some research online I found my car was not the only one to have had this happen. Had the cover not been closed, shards of glass would have rained down on me as well as my son in the backseat. We could have been seriously injured either from the glass or an accident. This needs to be looked into and soon before someone gets seriously hurt or loses their life.

- Stockton, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 242008


  • 5,870 miles
Enclosed are a description and the other information about the Ford Edge you requested. This is a part of what was sent to the Ford Motor Company after the sunroof claim was denied on the basis that they feel something from the outside hit the sunroof. On July 24, 2008 at about 8:00 pm, my brother in laws was driving my car on interstate 75 just North of bowling green, Ohio. He was driving 60-65 mph with the windows up, air conditioner on, and the sunroof closed. As he was driving, he reports a sudden explosion in the car, like he was shot. He and the passenger had small shards of broken glass rain down on them. They managed to safely pull the car to the brim of the highway without any further problems. Upon examining the sunroof, they observed a hole the size of a small dinner plate in the center of the roof and all four corners missing. The glass in the middle and corners of the sunroof had the appearance "like a volcano? out of the car. Both the driver and the passenger reported that there were no overpasses or cars around them to kick up any object that could have hit the roof. The glass from the hole was not in the car. I feel this claim has been denied unjustly and that the Ford Motor Company and planet Ford of centerville are closing their eyes to an issue that should be investigated thoroughly by someone in person instead of sending ?digital pictures" to someone at corporate to make a decision. After all, this is a safety issue that could have been fatal, leaving Ford with a much bigger problem than just replacing a faulty sunroof. Sincerely, 2008 Ford Edge limited

- Dayton, OH, USA

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