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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,667 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 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2008 Ford Edge Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 202012


  • 43,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Ford Edge. The contact stated that the rubber around the rear windows was melting. The dealer informed the contact that it was not their responsibility to repair the failure. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 43,000.

- Cordell, OK, USA

problem #2

Feb 132010


  • 34,000 miles
My family and I were driving down the freeway when the panoramic moonroof on my 2008 Ford Edge shattered. We were not near an underpass or close to another vehicle. It does not appear to have been caused by any foreign object. We heard a loud pop, which my husband thought was a gun shot. He felt the shade and could feel pieces of glass weighing the shade down. He pulled over to inspect the roof. The entire glass was shattered, but sticking together for the most part. The Edges were crumbling as were parts throughout in the center. As we drove home more pieces of glass started crumbling off. Fortunately the shade was closed at the time or the pieces of glass would have landed on my husband while driving and on my infant son and me in the back seat. We were also fortunate that it was not raining at that moment (although it did later that evening). The dealership had closed for the weekend, so I waited until first thing Monday morning and took the car in. I have the standard bumper-to-bumper warranty, an extended warranty and a maintenance package on the vehicle. However, Ford claims that the roof is not covered by any of those because it is glass. I find it highly unusual that the glass used for a roof would not be made of durable glass similar to a windshield, given the likelihood of a rock hitting it or falling hail. Had the shade been open or had the weather conditions been bad, the situation could have been worse. I have also learned that several sunroofs on the Ford escape have had issues with shattering without provocation as well. My dealership offered to pay a portion of the $1300 replacement cost given that Ford refused to cover any of the costs and given its desire to maintain good customer relations. However, Ford has yet to be able to locate or manufacture a replacement glass (approximately two and a half weeks after the incident).

- Richmond, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 042008


  • 9,000 miles
While driving down the road, my sunroof completely shattered. Today was very hot approximately 110 F. upon inspection of the sunroof, there were no striking marks. The event was so fast and loud, some debris blew back onto following vehicles creating a hazard. At this time, the vehicle is at the dealership for assessment. The vehicle is a 2007 Ford Edge with less than 9000 miles.

- Bartlett, TN, USA

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