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.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,717 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 #3

Mar 042013

Edge 6-cyl

  • 41,000 miles


Vehicle was taken to power Ford in valencia for standard service a week ago. 41,000 miles new tires bought- was told all was ok. One week later I am driving when suddenly speedometer stops and mileage is reading --- grinding noise then a wrench icon appears which means the powertrain is malfunctioning, then the air bag light went on and then an ! icon which means there is a problem with tires. Terrified, I called power Ford and told to bring it in... I was less than a half a mile away, and put on my hazard lights and barely made it the few clocks to the dealership. This is a haunting problem that I have read at least a dozen comments about the power train. Had I been ion the freeway I don't think I would be alive. Please investigate this issue with the Ford Edge. I did not know the outcome at all. Thank you

- Van Nuys, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 272009


  • miles
Dash cluster (speedometer) is not visible during certain times of the day while driving creating a safety hazard. Background on vehicle cluster is silver and the illuminated numbers are neon green. When lights are required for driving during dusk, the numbers disappear from view. There are times that we leave our lights off when they are needed because it is easier to see the dash instruments. If we turned on the lights, the numbers would disappear and we wouldn't know how fast we were traveling. Even during night driving the numbers are only softly illuminated. Brought back to dealer three times to have this corrected but they say they cannot touch the odometer area or change the color due to federal regulations. They say that the part must match the original VIN number. We feel it is a major safety issue. Our dealer is willing to work with us but Ford will not. The car is brand new (only 6,000 miles on it). After doing some research we have found that there are three different dash clusters for this vehicle. All we want is one that improves our safety and has better visibility.

- Wilbraham, MA, USA

problem #1

Aug 232008

Edge 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Edge. Whenever it is dark or cloudy, the contact is unable to read the numbers on the speedometer. The failure has occurred ever since the vehicle was purchased. As a result, the contact does not know how fast he is driving. The contact took the vehicle back to the dealer, but they did not assist in remedying the failure. The contact purchased an angle mirror in an attempt to have the light reflect off of it; however, that did not help. He believes that it needed to be manufactured differently because on days without bright sun light, it is nearly impossible to determine how fast he is driving. The failure mileage was 150 and current mileage was 1,600. Updated 11/6/08 updated 11/10/08.

- Woodbarry, MN, USA

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