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:
66,985 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

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2008 Ford Edge Owner Comments

problem #10

Nov 182016


  • 43,000 miles


Tire wear

- Ketchikan, AK, USA

problem #9

Feb 132016


  • 87,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Edge. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 65 mph, the vehicle was making an abnormal noise and shaking violently. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the coil and the power train control module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was then towed to a dealer but was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximately failure mileage was 87,000.

- Stratford, NJ, USA

problem #8

Jan 242014


  • 138,000 miles
Popping noise made from front driver side tires when turning left, at gear change transmission jerks, powertrain AWD malfunction light came on, truck would not accelerate into 2nd gear loud grinding noise made, censor had to be replaced, popping noise still exist in left front tire

- Ocilla , GA, USA

problem #7

Aug 222014


  • 81,850 miles


Had been noticing loud roaring sound from right rear of vehicle. Drove from Ohio to Florida (1,000 miles) & got worse/louder... took it to local Ford mechanic who informed known issue in these cars is the rear wheel hub assembly fails, once replaced just fails again. Noise is incredibly noticeable and not just annoying but scary to me & any passengers. Obviously a manufacturer's defect, ticked Ford's not covering it.

- Parma, OH, USA

problem #6

Apr 012014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 94,000 miles
Noise coming from the right, rear wheel area at various speeds. Sounds like a light rumble strip sound and a light squealing/grinding also. Took it to a local mechanic who says the bearings are bad. Ford needs to do something about this issue. It's seems to be an existing problem on these Edges and recurring problems as well.

- Churchton, MD, USA

problem #5

Nov 162013

Edge 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
On Saturday, November 16th. Between the hours of 5pm and 7pm, while driving, we were heard a "popping" noise from the front of the car. We also noticed the windshield cracking and thought the noise was from the window cracking. When we arrived home, the car was in the garage sitting and we heard the car "pop" again. The same thing happened Sunday while going to church and home. Monday morning on the 19th, my wife parked in the school parking lot to attend a school meeting and when she came out, the hood was up and the front was popped up. We took it to the local Ford dealer and they indicated that the strut tower failed. The mechanic indicated I would not be able to drive it because it was a safety risk. They were surprised that my wife was able to drive and glad that it did not totally fail. It was indicated that the metal on the frame of the strut tower fatigued and it caused the strut tower to pop up. I have pictures if anyone would like it. The vehicle mileage at the time of incident is an estimate. It may be a little less.

- Lathrop, CA, USA

problem #4

Jul 212012


  • miles


Vehicle rolls when placed in park, vehicle rolls backwards on inclines while vehicle is in drive, rear bulb constantly burns out, strut and suspension failed.

- Westbury, NY, USA

problem #3

Jul 012010


  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Edge. The contact stated that the passenger's side rear wheel exhibited a loud roaring noise while the contact was driving at various speeds. The dealer replaced the rear wheel bearing twice however, the failure was not corrected. The wheel continued to make the loud noise while the contact drove at any speed. The approximate failure mileage was 45,000 and the current mileage was 99,374.

- Clinton , TN, USA

problem #2

Mar 302013


  • 66,000 miles
While driving my 2008 Ford Edge, a roaring type noise comes from the rear of the unit. As you accelerate to noise grows in volume. At first it appeared to me as "road noise" I changed pressures in the tires and rotated the front to the rear. Nothing changes. After researching the problem, it appears that it is the rear wheel bearings. According to Ford the bearing hub and the rear suspension trailing arm/knuckle assembly must also be changed on the affected side. The trailing arm causes to much pressure on the bearings and wipes them out. Also the wheels have to be re-aligned due to the installation of the new trailing arm. Ford states that just changing only the bearing hub will cause the problem to happen again. If the bearing fails this could cause a serious accident with the potential of serious injury or worse to the occupants of this vehicle and anyone else as a result of this failure.this appears to be a possible problem with the design of the suspension system and not normal wear and tear. I purchased this vehicle used in late November 2012. As I drove it longer the noise in the rear has gotten louder and louder.

- Toms River, NJ, USA

problem #1

Mar 012012

Edge 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
Rear wheel bearing failure, have to replace bearing and trailing arm.

- Taylors, SC, USA

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