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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,888 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 #4

Sep 232015


  • 1 miles


Driver seat jolts back when you accelerate.

- Verona, NJ, USA

problem #3

Jan 042015


  • miles
To ladies and gentlemen my 2008 Ford Edge SE front drive the foam is not holding to the seat frame any more just come off see no way of fixing it and if it causes harm to me and or some one else in a crash that's out of my control there will be a law suit " sorry to say once you see the seat you'll no, other wise the truck is very nice but wont buy another because of this quality problem" ! this is a safety concern along with air bags combine together so one effects the other in a crash and sure would like to hear from Ford before they have to hear from me. Thanks to who this may concern..

- Balsam Lake, WI, USA

problem #2

Oct 202009


  • 18,050 miles
2008 Ford Edge. Speed, about 25-30 mph in heavy traffic. 2008 Ford Edge was struck from behind by a truck and pushed into the car in front. 1) no air bags deployed; 2) the back of the driver's seat (electriclly controlled seat) let go on impact, leaving the driver lying on an essentially flat seat. The car was totaled by the insurance company. ** why did the seat let go; ** why didn't the front air bag deploy. Injuries were minor: Concussion. *** this is the correct VIN # - your form will not accept the VIN.

- Arlington, MA, USA

problem #1

Jul 202009


  • 25,500 miles
The front seat head rests of my 2008 Ford Edge has an angle that stretches my neck forward in an uncomfortable angle. I get severe neck pain if the back of my seat is up to support my lumbar region. If I lower the back to keep the head rest from jutting my neck forward, my lumbar region is not supported and I get back pain. So, quite often I end up with the seat forward to support my lower back and I sit at an angle to the right or left with my head to the side of the head rest and arms resting on the arm rests. So I drive at an angle in the seat with an S in my back. This is not good for my back or posture and not safe because I am not facing straight forward. I have called the Ford dealer I bought the car from and they did not seem to have any solutions for this, but noted that there have been problems with this. It was suggested that I contact you and report this problem. I have and hope that I am not the only one with this issue. Thank you for your attention to this.

- Austin , TX, USA

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