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:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,000 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 #8

Feb 012016


  • miles


Back hatch door ajar light is on even when closed. The door will not lock and the interior lights stay on for a long time as a result.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #7

Oct 012015


  • 81,000 miles
I bought this 08 Ford Edge sel AWD with 74000 miles. Ive had it less than a year and had the following problems. * stalling. * loud clunking in reverse and jumps into gear. * front driverside and passenger side window pillars are big blind spot. Very dangerous almost hit pedestrians. * vehicle rolls back on small inclines. Almost rolled into vehicle behind me. Very dangerous. * vehicle struggles in reverse up small inclines. * driverside headlight was out for a month cause car needed software update. Truck stalled again today this time I turned off and on wouldn't go in reverse instead drove forward almost hitting parked car... still have popping noise in front end clunking noise in reverse sometimes again.. im starting to get nervous cuz my daughter was in the car with me. - emailed to Ford service center rep. Oct. 1st. Ford mechanics say there is nothing wrong with vehicle yet it has stalled 4X and has problems in reverse. Car has been in the shop 6X for same issue. Im tired of bringing it back and forth.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #6

Sep 042015


  • 123,000 miles
Hood corrosion

- Gilberts, IL, USA

problem #5

Mar 242015


  • 150,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Ford Edge. The contact stated that all four doors and hood were corroded. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the hood needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact also received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V682000 (fuel system, gasoline) however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 150,000.

- Caledonia, MI, USA

problem #4

Dec 192014

Edge 6-cyl

  • miles
The driver door ajar warning is illuminated on the dash and the doom lights wont turn off. I have found out this is a very common issue with Ford where the poorly designed door latch binds up. I had this same issue with my 2002 Explorer and now with my 2008 Edge. It becomes a huge safety issue at night since the dome lights will not turn off so it is hard to see outside and could potentially cause an accident. From what I can tell I have been lucky to get this far before this issue has surfaced since I have read that Ford cars 2 to 3 years old seem to have this very same issue.

- Shoreview, MN, USA

problem #3

Jun 012013

Edge 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
Paint on body of car bubbles then peels leading to rust on the interior and exterior of hood. Ford alludes that this has been an issue with various models but states that they are limited in what they are able to offer unless a recall is issued.

- Elk Grove Village, IL, USA

problem #2

Apr 022014


  • 108,000 miles
A 1995 landrover ran a stoplight and T-boned my vehicle in the middle of the intersection. A second car hit the back of my car.

- Upper Marlboro, MD, USA

problem #1

Jun 132012


  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Edge. The contact stated that the rear passenger's side door would not open. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who stated that the actuator would need to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The contact also stated that the driver's door and the rear driver's side door were previously replaced for the exact same failure. The manufacture was alerted of the failure. The failure mileage was 35,000.

- South Jordan, UT, USA

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