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 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,454 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 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2008 Ford Edge Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 112016


  • 86,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Ford Edge. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced a loss of engine power. The vehicle could not be driven over 1,000 rpms. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the front axle on the passenger side was defective and needed to be replaced. The vehicle could not be repaired. Prior to the failure, the vehicle experienced the same failure and the front axle on the passenger side was replaced. The technician stated that the manufacturer would no longer build parts for the 2008 Ford Edge. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 86,000.

- Terra Alta, WV, USA

problem #1

Mar 162009


  • 10,908 miles
Events leading up to failure: Was driving car at a very slow rate of speed (less than 5 mph) making a right hand turn into a commercial shopping center. Failure: Upon making turn, I heard a "pop" noise. After trying to accelerate the vehicle, it would not move. I got out of the car and noticed that the wheel had become detached from the axle and was only attached to the vehicle by the strut. Bearings had fallen out of the related components and the wheel was at approximately a 60% angle with the pavement (other wheel was fine and was perpendicular to pavement). Correction of failure: Towing truck responded and the vehicle is currently being serviced under the manufacturers warranty. Initial report from the service team is that it is most likely manufacturer defect. I have been told that all parts related in accident will be replaced or refurbished to maintain 100% working order.

- Santa Monica, CA, USA

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