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
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,138 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Ford Edge Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 052010


  • miles


I was on the 60 fwy West, stopped for traffic. I got hit from behind at about 65-70 mph and pushed into another vehicle. My Ford Edge was totaled. Airbags smoked but did not deploy, looks like they malfunctioned. The area around the airbag was raised but no air bag came out.

- Brea, CA, USA

problem #3

Oct 202009


  • 18,050 miles
2008 Ford Edge. Speed, about 25-30 mph in heavy traffic. 2008 Ford Edge was struck from behind by a truck and pushed into the car in front. 1) no air bags deployed; 2) the back of the driver's seat (electriclly controlled seat) let go on impact, leaving the driver lying on an essentially flat seat. The car was totaled by the insurance company. ** why did the seat let go; ** why didn't the front air bag deploy. Injuries were minor: Concussion. *** this is the correct VIN # - your form will not accept the VIN.

- Arlington, MA, USA

problem #2

Mar 132009


  • 21,500 miles
I was hit by an oncoming vehicle doing about 50-60 mph on the surface streets when he hit me head on. The front part of my 2008 Ford Edge sel was totaled, and the guys green minivan was totaled in the front too. My airbags did not deploy. My airbags did not deploy. I can not believe this.

- Diamond Bar, CA, USA

problem #1

May 302008


  • 1,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Edge. While driving approximately 40 mph, the contact crashed into another vehicle directly in the front center. The front end of the contact's vehicle was completely destroyed, but none of the air bags deployed. He sustained multiple contusions and bruising to different parts of his body. A police report was filed. The vehicle is currently in the possession of a local auto shop. Numerous pictures were taken after the crash. The manufacturer refuses to send someone to inspect the vehicle and determine the cause of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The failure and current mileages were 1,000.

- Oneida, NY, USA

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