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.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
45,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2008 Ford Edge engine problems

engine problem

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2008 Ford Edge Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 102010

Edge SEL 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles


i bought the car with 19,000 miles. the rear end felt like it was slipping when the car was moving from idle position. Kind of like getting hit in the rear end slightly. Then the motor started doing a huge thumping feeling like driving through a trench on the road. At 85,000 miles it just stopped moving. While at a stop light engine stayed running but car would not move. Had it towed and the engine was replaced after 4 weeks of being at the dealership. 2 weeks previous went in for an oil change and it wouldn't start without replacing the starter and the battery. When the engine was replaced another brand new battery was needed. Now at 91,000 miles same thing with engine and rear end acting up again. I will be taking it back to see if it can be figured out!

- Kandace W., Wonder Lake, IL, US

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