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:
80,469 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 brakes problems

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2008 Ford Edge Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #5

Apr 042011

Edge 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles


Went through intersection standing on brake pedal, would not stop, left side wheels locked up. Slid on blacktop 2+ car lengths to oncoming traffic shoulder, 2 more car lengths on gravel. Told by repair shop ABS unit not working properly. Could not explain why power went to wheels on the right while driving down road. Was 60,000 and 4 years old. Now 6 1/2 and 67,000 miles, still stuck with it.

- Taylor, MI, USA

problem #4

Aug 312012

Edge 6-cyl

  • 46,767 miles
Light turned yellow & brakes were applied slightly harder than usual resulting in a high pitched whistle while stopping. In the next 20 miles the brakes began to fail. The problem was identified as a failed brake booster. Replacement cost $511.19 at ramona tire in mission viejo, ca. Within a few days the exact same problem occurred to my friend's 2008 Ford Edge.

- Mission Viejo, CA, USA

problem #3

May 232013

Edge 6-cyl

  • 41,000 miles
Brakes started to make a scraping sound. When brakes were applied, the vehicle would not stop without slamming on the brakes throwing passengers forward. It appeared that the brakes were not depressing properly and were pumped up. We happened to have a schedule annual inspection with our mechanic and he informed us that the brake booster appeared to be the issue. We took it to the Ford dealership and they confirmed the brake booster needed replacement. After researching this, I noticed that this was an issue with the 2007 Ford Edge. Shouldn't there be a recall? I have owned Ford vehicles for the past 25 years and have never even heard of a brake booster issue until now. This could be very dangerous and is quite expense to replace ($691).

- Haymarket, VA, USA

problem #2

Feb 192009

Edge 6-cyl

  • 15,000 miles
Rear calipers does not retract brake pads and there is a constant howling noise. Caused the wheel and rotor to become over heated and braking was diminished. Also brake pads fit into caliper to tight and will not retract when brake pedal is released causing brake rotors and pads to become over heated and cause components to be glazed over and diminishing braking distance. This is an ongoing problem which Ford is aware of but there has been no recall or remedy to fix it.

- Freeport, ME, USA

problem #1

Oct 292012


  • 52,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Edge. The contact stated that while driving 2 mph, she applied the brakes and the brake pedal abnormally traveled to the floor board without warning. In addition, the contact heard a whistling noise as the failure occurred. The contact shifted into park and was able to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic who determined that the vehicle would need a new power booster for the brakes. The manufacturer was notified and a complaint was filed. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 52,000.

- Burnet, TX, USA

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