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 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,208 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 lights problems

lights problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2008 Ford Edge:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2008 Ford Edge Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #51

Dec 012016


  • miles


Tail light assembly melted completed and burnt leaving plastic melted inside the light assembly. No warning, no fuses gone bad just the light completed melted the inside area where the bulb goes and the light assembly burnt completely.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #50

Nov 282016


  • 74,000 miles
My brakes make a hissing noise when I press down.. I have to press all the way down to get it to stop. This is very dangerous.also, my back tail lite has had to be replaced 2 times because the socket got hot. Also, my car jumps sometimes when pressing on the gas(transmission issue?) I have also had the gas tank replaced(due to a recall)

- Paris, TN, USA

problem #49

Nov 272016


  • miles
Tail light sockets melting causing the bulbs to blow and not work. Have had to change both sides three times now. Also the takata airbag has still not been replaced. The dealership stated they still do not have the parts to fix it. I am very concerned about both these things.

- Rossville, GA, USA

problem #48

Oct 132016


  • miles


Left turn signal light socket keeps burning out bulbs. Last one melted some of the bulb. Socket is burned and blacken. This has happened 3 tones in 6 months.

- Roseville, MN, USA

problem #47

Aug 062016


  • 121,000 miles
Rear turn light sockets burn up with no warning light to display that your rear lights no longer work. You do not know until the police pulls you over to tell you which can result in fines. I had to pay to replace both rear light sockets (approx. $150)

- Addison, TX, USA

problem #46

Jun 082016


  • miles
Takata recall 16S26/ NHTSA recall 16V-384. My car was sold to me a vehicle exchange in phx and now I have all sort of problems with the fuel tank, timer, it leaks coolant and also the dome lights won't go off. I need to get this fixed asap. Contact me at 4805937152, my name is matthew garner. My car also overheats and the air conditioning only blows out really hard on the passenger side. Please help me I have twin and my wife and I need a reliable car.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #45

Apr 062016


  • 149,000 miles


I have had to constantly replace the bulb for the driver side light enclosure. The bulb blows out shortly after replacing. Most recently it was changed on April 4th and blew out April 6th

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #44

Dec 142015


  • miles
Recently had to replace both of my tail light sockets, due to burning out and melting. Wondering if this is a problem that Ford is aware of? happening without any warnings of course.

- St. Albans, NY, USA

problem #43

Oct 012014


  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Edge. The contact stated that the tail lights had to continuously be replaced due to them melting and burning. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 85,000.

- Hesperia, CA, USA

problem #42

Oct 012015


  • 81,000 miles
I bought this 08 Ford Edge sel AWD with 74000 miles. Ive had it less than a year and had the following problems. * stalling. * loud clunking in reverse and jumps into gear. * front driverside and passenger side window pillars are big blind spot. Very dangerous almost hit pedestrians. * vehicle rolls back on small inclines. Almost rolled into vehicle behind me. Very dangerous. * vehicle struggles in reverse up small inclines. * driverside headlight was out for a month cause car needed software update. Truck stalled again today this time I turned off and on wouldn't go in reverse instead drove forward almost hitting parked car... still have popping noise in front end clunking noise in reverse sometimes again.. im starting to get nervous cuz my daughter was in the car with me. - emailed to Ford service center rep. Oct. 1st. Ford mechanics say there is nothing wrong with vehicle yet it has stalled 4X and has problems in reverse. Car has been in the shop 6X for same issue. Im tired of bringing it back and forth.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #41

Jun 012015


  • 60,000 miles


About 3 months ago the drivers side front door ajar light was staying on and would not go away even the door was closed. We have been all kinds of other problems related to this problem such as door chimes going off randomly all the time the dome lights will not turn off when car is parked and shut off. The noise and lights are a major distraction. The other problem we have experienced with the vehicle but have had fixed is the two rear wheel bearings have been replaced. The first when the vehicle had only 36,000 plus or minus a thousand or two and the other when we only had 60,000 miles on vehicle. This is expensive and should not go bad in that short of time. We do not pull anything with the vehicle or drive it rough.

- Esko, MN, USA

problem #40

Jun 262015


  • 85,000 miles
Driver's side brake light bulb melted in the socket. Socket is charred, melted and had ashes when the melted bulb was removed

- Lexington, NC, USA

problem #39

May 012015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
Rear turn signal and brake light overheated and started to melt the bulb and connectors.

- Tooele, UT, USA

problem #38

Feb 162015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 64,000 miles
The left rear turn signal stopped working. After searching online I discovered it was a commonly reported problem. Upon removing the lens assembly I noticed the same thing others are reporting. The plastic base of the bulb is melted. The bulb is still good however. The bulb socket is charred obviously from excessive heat. Nothing else including the rubber gasket around the socket seems to have been affected by this heat.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #37

Dec 192014

Edge 6-cyl

  • miles
The driver door ajar warning is illuminated on the dash and the doom lights wont turn off. I have found out this is a very common issue with Ford where the poorly designed door latch binds up. I had this same issue with my 2002 Explorer and now with my 2008 Edge. It becomes a huge safety issue at night since the dome lights will not turn off so it is hard to see outside and could potentially cause an accident. From what I can tell I have been lucky to get this far before this issue has surfaced since I have read that Ford cars 2 to 3 years old seem to have this very same issue.

- Shoreview, MN, USA

problem #36

Jun 012014


  • 54,000 miles
Rear bulbs failure changed 4 times since 6/01/2014 last change 10/24/2014 both sockets black and burned haven't changed sockets.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #35

Nov 142012

Edge 6-cyl

  • miles
Door ajar icon on all doors closed dome lights only go off when car is in motion however if you hit brakes as if your going to stop dome lights come back on.

- Fairburn , GA, USA

problem #34

Jul 212014


  • 60,000 miles
Left rear turn/tail light is continually not working. I replace the bulb, thinking that would correct the issue but as it turned the bulb melted into the socket which had to be replaced. I've replaced the socket/connector 2X and now it's looks like replacement #3 is inevitable. I researched the internet for similar complaints and found several postings of the same problem. Can anyone tell me if there is a recall on this issue? if not, there should be one!

- Urbandale, IA, USA

problem #33

Jul 052014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 113,000 miles
Three days after passing my annual Texas state inspection while driving through town I initiated my left turn signal only to have the indicator blink very quickly (not the normal tick-tick-tick blink). This had happened a couple of years ago so I knew one of the bulbs had burned out on the left side. I went to the local auto parts store, purchased replacement tail light bulbs & bulb grease and asked if they could change it out for me. Upon removing the covers, the young man discovered a fried/melted assembly. There is no way to remove the bulb it is so melted in the socket and the socket is discolored from the heat. That must have been some power surge to do that kind of damage.

- Sulphur Springs, TX, USA

problem #32

Jun 102014


  • 101,000 miles
The "driver door ajar" message continues to go off on our 2008 Ford Edge. The door is securely closed. The lights will stay on finally causing a complete drain on our battery last night during the night. This is a big safety concern as the doors do not lock sometime until several miles down the road. We could also be left stranded somewhere as we never know when it is going to happen. We go to bed all lights are off and sometime during the night they come on. We have tried several suggestions regarding engine lubricant on the plunger, but it is a temp fix at best. This is a safety problem. I would like to have it fixed by Ford. Clearly if you do research on the internet this has been a problem with the Ford Edges for several years.

- Puyallup, WA, USA

Read the next 20 complaints »

Not what you are looking for?