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
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
76,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2008 Ford Edge engine problems

engine problem

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2008 Ford Edge Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 072015

Edge V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,000 miles


WTF!!! My 2008 Ford Edge has only 76000 miles on it. I'm driving down the road and it starts shaking and the check engine light comes on. It felt as if a spark plug went bad and it was running on less then the 6 cylinders in the engine. I was able to slowly drive it a mile down the road to my mechanic. He checked the code on it and found that it needed a new coil for $300. OK that's fine, but then he tells me its 50-50 whether or not it will fix the problem. He went on to explain to me that this is about the 10th car from Ford with a similar engine and that when the coil goes bad, it actually also burns up the computer that can only be fixed by Ford. He told me he would replace the coil and hope for the best.

Well he did and NO it did not fix the problem. I now have to take the car to Ford to have a new computer and 6 coils installed at around $3000. My mechanic explained to me that this was poor designing on Ford's part because if a coil goes bad on any other engine, it's a simple $300 fix and your on your way. This is the only engine to his knowledge that also fries out the computer too, as the coil shorts out, it does extensive damage to the computer as well.

I checked with Ford and even though I have seen a lot of people with the exact same issue at around 75,000 miles on their Ford Edge, they will not take responsibility for it at all! So now I'm left with the choice of paying the $3000 to fix it for it to happen again in another 70,000 miles. All the while I make my monthly $500 car payment on it. This is complete sh*t and I will never in my life purchase a car made from Ford again. I understand mistakes are made, but don't push your mistakes on your consumers, especially something this expensive.

- Tim B., West Palm Beach, FL, US

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