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:
80,000 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.

2008 Ford Edge body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2008 Ford Edge Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 042015


  • 88,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Ford Edge. The contact stated that a warning light kept randomly flashing for the door sensor, which indicated that the door was not shut when the door was closed and vise versa for all four doors. The contact was unable to enter the vehicle unless the contact manually unlocked the doors from the outside. The internal dome light remained illuminated as the failure progressed. The vehicle was not inspected and diagnosed. The vehicle was to be taken to a dealer. The approximate failure mileage was 88,000.

- Anderson, IN, USA

problem #1

Jul 012015


  • 72,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Edge. The contact stated that the driver side door ajar warning indicator illuminated. The contact mentioned that the automatic door locks had not engaged and the interior dome lights remained illuminated. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 72,000. The VIN was not available.

- Summerville, SC, USA

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