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:
110,900 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 012015

Edge 3.5L-Dohc V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,893 miles


I bought the car and didn't have it a full 2wks nor drove it more than 450 miles. Since the day we bought it the damn thing didn't really "get up and go" and was rather sluggish, as if it couldn't open up and accelerate fully. The salesman said it had been sitting a while and recommended new plugs and wires. After week 1 he ran a diagnostic on it and claims it came up "Clean". By then I'm already beginning to seriously doubt this guys credibility and the more I start to see myself as: "Just another sale/more $$" for him. And totally regret financing from him without proper knowledge.

On approximately the 9th day of having the vehicle a shopping trip is planned. A 72 mile trip to be exact. Well 3/4 through the trip (en route to the destination) I'm going up a fairly long winded hill. And all of a sudden I feel a JERK!! So I immediately pull to the side of the road and check underneath the car. I get back in after not noticing any visible signs of damage and notice a "Wrench-shaped" icon by the speedometer. I shift into drive to get back on the highway. As I'm trying to pull out the RPMs roar and the vehicle goes nowhere fast. It's CRAWLING onto the highway and eventually picks up speed. We pull in at a WalMart and shop for 45mins. Get back out to the car, start it and the light is off and although it's still in the same "sluggish-state" it has always been in but no longer "Crawling".

A day later I still notice a difference and go back to the dealership, PISSED OFF and feeling betrayed, crossed, duped, and scammed by some no good shysters!!! They tell me "oh it's probably just the tranny fluid" and I get nowhere!!! I have an appt set up at a Ford garage next Tues.

Any input is GREATLY valued and appreciated! Anyone out there with similar problems?? If so what was your fix?? And cost?

- Dan R., Poplar, MT, US

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