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 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,404 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 fuel system problems

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2008 Ford Edge Owner Comments

problem #6

Jan 022012


  • 30,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Ford Edge. The contact stated that there were was a strong burning odor inside the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the independent mechanic who diagnosed that the carburetor and the fuel line needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure persisted. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V682000 (fuel system, gasoline); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 30,000. Updated 4/15/15

- White Stone , NY, USA

problem #5

Jun 042014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 123,000 miles
Fuel tank large leakage in the area of an possibly ignition source. Leakage on electrical wires, could cause fire. Unable to drive safe.

- White Cloud, MI, USA

problem #4

Jun 022014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 74,000 miles
I see similar complaints on your web site, about rough shifting into reverse from the parked position and when backing up from the drive position. Is there a planed recall for this issue?

- Redondo Beach, , CA, USA

problem #3

Mar 172012

Edge 6-cyl

  • 82,525 miles


Fuel storage tank assembly leaking at mounting brackets.

- South Beloit, IL, USA

problem #2

Apr 152011


  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Edge. While driving approximately 5 mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled. The failure occurred intermittently at various speeds. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, where the technicians replaced the accelerator pedal sensor. After the repairs were performed, the vehicle continued to stall and would not restart. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic, where the mechanic stated the fuel pump and fuel tank needed to be replaced because the fuel pump melted a hole into the fuel tank, which could have caused a fire. The fuel pump and fuel tank were replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #1

Oct 012008


  • 900 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Edge. While driving 10-20 mph, the contact heard banging noises coming from the fuel tank. The dealer stated that the baffles inside the tank were not large enough to hold the capacity of the bag that holds the gas. The gas tank was replaced, but the new tank has not resolved the issue. The vehicle is currently at the dealer. The contact does not feel safe driving the vehicle because the bag could burst in the gas tank and cause a fuel leak. The current mileage was 2,100 and failure mileage was 900.

- Scotch Plains, NJ, USA

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