really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,672 miles

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2011 Ford Edge engine problems

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2011 Ford Edge Owner Comments (Page 2 of 7)

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problem #106

Feb 052016


  • 96,000 miles


Driving to work about ten miles of highway, my car started running rough and shaking. I was able to coast into a parking lot then my heater stopped working a warning light came on "engine coolant temp" then it died completely in a matter of seconds, I saw some smoke under the hood so I called for help. There was no other warning whatsoever! the mechanic told us that the water pump had gone out and caused the engine to over heat. It shot coolant into the engine and it was totaled. Again there was absolutely no warning at all. No sensors no anything. I maintain my vehicle with regular oil changes etc. And if there had been any warning light I would have taken it to my mechanic immediately.

- Eureka, MO, USA

problem #105

Feb 082016


  • 81,000 miles
While driving at approx. 45 mph, the AWD off light appeared, than a wrench appeared. I could no longer accelerate and coasted over to the side of the road. I turned my car off. I restarted my car and continued driving. I am glad I wasn't on a business road and was able to get to the side of the road safely. I hope somebody doesn't have to die before they acknowledge this issue.

- West Chester, OH, USA

problem #104

Jan 162016


  • 119,000 miles
The engine died, as I was driving the car down the interstate. The steering wheel locked as I tried to exit and my car drifted into oncoming traffic. Fortunately there was no accident but when I was finally able to get the car to the side of the road it was severely smoking and I had to get myself and my daughter out of the car immediately. Also, the head gaskets and radiator blew and now there is a major electrical problem with the car the service department could not diagnose after 5 hours of investigating.

- Wendell, NC, USA

problem #103

Feb 022016


  • 60,000 miles


Twice while driving the vehicle over 50 mph, on a main road, it lost power and the wrench light turned on. The vehicle coasted to a stop and after a few minutes was able to be restarted.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #102

Jan 122016


  • 68,000 miles
(on multiple occasions )my 2011 Ford Edge upon accleration the vehicle loses the abiltiy to acclerate - shudders and the check engine flashes or stays on. Supposedly could not find the "code" that caused it. I have had the vehicle into 2 different dealer ships - one replaced the transfer case, the other the catalytic converter and ignition coils- to the cost of over $600 on a used certified vehicle. Less than a few days later same issue - back to dealer said it was a loose wire. I now drive the vehicle very tentatively and hope I don't have to accelerate quickly.the vehicle persists in the ability to not acclerate quickly ( usually at 55 mph or higher )without the engine light flashing or staying on. It also seems to happen most frequently on quick accleration --on ramp or getting up to freeway speed. It is very dangerous as this usually happens getting on or off the freeway or staying up with traffic, once the light goes on the vehicle shudders and will not accelerate today it will be 3 months first visit was Oct 29 mileage was 68000 and has happened up to today multiple times and mileage is now 74000 the check engine light is on again back to Ford dealer again tomorrow.

- Hartford, WI, USA

problem #101

Dec 162015


  • 65,000 miles
While driving the powertrain error code (wrench icon) pops up and my cars loses all acceleration. I'm forced to try to get to the shoulder of the road while coasting and then once stopped if I take my key out and reinsert and start the car everything is fine. Ford dealer cannot find any errors with the vehicle and this has happened multiple times. This is a major safety concern to unexpectedly lose all engine power while at high speed on freeways or even side roads without a shoulder. There are lots of people with the same issue posting the same problems.

- Royal Oak, MI, USA

problem #100

Sep 042015


  • 40,000 miles


Engine stalls, changes to limp home mode. This can happen during acceleration or at speed. The error wrench lights. This has resulted in an unsafe deceleration in traffic. Dealer finds no code in the system. Engine will run fine after shutdown and restart. The incidents occur on surface streets, intersections, and at highway speed. The Ford case number is case number cas7831451V2Q4H3. No satisfaction from Ford at this time.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #99

Nov 102015


  • 101,864 miles
Vehicle failed NJ state inspection twice for "not ready" conditions. There's a known issue recall 13E04 - PCM configuration error with computer issue dtc P160A reoccurring and our VIN is not covered under this first recall although every issue is the same as VIN specific recalls

- Brick, NJ, USA

problem #98

Nov 062015


  • 59,988 miles
I left my house in the morning on 11/6 and after a short drive the "AWD off" and a "little wrench" light came on and the car lost power and just stopped in the middle of the street since I was trying to go up a hill. Thankfully no one was behind me!! it started to run very rough so I turned it off quickly, waited a few seconds and restarted it. The car then ran ok and got me to work and home again but when my husband took it to run an errand that night, same thing happened to him and then again this morning when I was bringing the car down for service. This was three times in one day! with no warning the car just loses power and stops. Very dangerous!! I'm afraid to drive my car now and I don't want to be on the highway and have this happen - someone is going to get hurt. The dealer cannot duplicate the problem or find a code coming up to reveal the issue.

- Groton, MA, USA

problem #97

Nov 052015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 75,170 miles
While driving the car will suddenly lose power ( not accelerate ). the wrench light will come on. You must try to safely coast to side of road and turn ignition off and restart. This happens intermittently and is very dangerous in heavy traffic and at higher speeds. This has occurred on interstate highway and city driving. Dangerous also when there is not enough room to pull off road safely. We have taken car to Ford dealership but they cannot find problem. We have noted on the internet that a lot of other Ford Edge drivers are also having this issue. I would think that Ford Motor Company would be aware of this problem. I would hope that this issue will be addressed before someone is seriously injured or killed. This has happened 6 times from 11/30/2015. It also happened over a year ago 4-5 times and Ford could not find problem. Thank you

- Lancaster, OH, USA

problem #96

Oct 162015


  • 39,998 miles


While driving on interstate the vehicle all of a sudden stalled. The engine was still on and running but while depressing the accelerator there was no response. Was forced to carefully pull off to the side of the road. Turned the vehicle off and restarted the vehicle. The vehicle started with no problem. This was a scary situation no one should have to go through. The vehicle was checked out by 2 mechanics and they could not diagnose a problem. Checked with Ford and was no told there were no recalls, after I explained my situation. After researching the internet I realized others were having similar problems. Throttle body housing issues were described repeatedly. At my expense had the throttle body housing assembly removed and replaced. This is a very serious situation that needs addressing by Ford Motor Company. As a retired houston firefighter I saw my share of horrible injuries as a result of motor vehicle accidents. The car in question belongs to my daughter and it is her first. If anything were to happen to her my family would be crushed. I am seeking some answers to why Ford has not done something about this major problem. This is a major problem that not only needs addressing but needs to be resolved before someone is affected in a tragic way.

- Humble, TX, USA

problem #95

Nov 012015


  • miles
Was driving down highway and the powertrain malfunction warning came on. I was unable to drive the car just shutdown.

- Lindsay, OK, USA

problem #94

Oct 262015


  • 61,000 miles
My husband and I were driving home (going approximately 40 mph) with our 2 year old and all of the sudden the car lost power. It did not die but wouldn't go over 5 mph. Thankfully, we were close to home and not on a busy highway. If we had been on a busy highway I do believe it would have cause an accident and that terrifies me since this is our primary family vehicle. I have read that Ford extended the warranty for this issue but was not made to issue a recall. Unfortunately, Ford Inc's "customer satisfaction program" for this issue expired in January 2015 so now I will be out the money to fix this extremely dangerous issue. Ford Motor Company should be made to issue a recall to fix this issue before it kills someone.

- Mayfield, KY, USA

problem #93

Oct 232015


  • 26,000 miles
This is the second report I have made about this issue. The first was on/about set. 26, 2015. When I was driving, the car in motion, the power train malfunction indicator (a wrench) comes on, the car loses all power, goes down to perhaps 2 miles per hour, and then stops. It feels as though the power steering also goes out. When the car stops, it shakes and jerks. You cannot accelerate. I turn the motor off and then on, "resetting" the indicator (per the Ford dealership). And the issue stops. It has happened again today, Oct. 23rd. Twice (in the morning and again this afternoon). I called sam galloway Ford in fort myers, fl and was told to bring it in on Nov. 4th. Again, today is Oct. 23. I was told, by danielle (service advisor), that "since it is not happening all the time it was fine to wait" until Nov. 4, 2015. I am afraid to drive this car this is a safety issue for me, anyone I have in the car, and other drivers. Are you going to wait until someone gets killed because of this issue" I am on busy roads when this happens. Why don't you do something???"

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

problem #92

Oct 152015


  • 80,000 miles
My car will cut off randomly while driving down a city street at around 40 miles per hour. It has also happened while in a drive through while idling with foot on brake.

- Addison, TX, USA

problem #91

Oct 032015


  • 51,000 miles
While driving the engine stalls, running only in a rough idle. The AWD off warning light comes on along with a warning light showing a wrench icon. The vehicle will only move 1 - 2 miles per hour, which is very dangerous in traffic or at an intersection! this happens at different speeds in city driving (I feel it is too dangerous to drive at fast highway speeds and no longer feel safe in this vehicle!) I understand other Ford vehicles having this same problem are named in a customer satisfaction program, and the problem is a faulty throttle body that is replaced.

- Monterey, TN, USA

problem #90

Sep 302015


  • 41,000 miles
Last week, while my wife was driving our 2011 Ford Edge sport with 41,000 miles at 65mph on a busy Chicago highway, the message center pinged, "AWD off" message appeared, then a picture of a wrench appeared. The car then lost all power, including steering. Luckily, she was able to coast to the shoulder without causing a major accident and turn the car off. After a couple of minutes, she started the car and all appeared fine. Not being sure of what just happened, we took the car to the Ford dealership for inspection. $200 later, they told us that a brake pedal connector was loose and that was most likely the cause. A week later the exact same thing happened, again while she was traveling on a busy Chicago area highway at 65mph. After pulling over, turning the car off, and calming herself down, she started driving to get off of the highway. After about 10 minutes it happened again. This time she pulled over and called me. I met her and I drove the car to the Ford dealership. While I was driving, it happened three more times. However, I noticed that it appeared that if I kept the car under 40mph, it would run without recurrence. When I arrived at the Ford dealership, they were able to read the computer code. This time they told me it was code P2111 and that the throttle body actuator control was stuck open and that the throttle body and motor assembly needed to be replaced. $800 later, the repairs were completed. The evening we dropped the car off at the dealership, while doing some research on the internet, I learned that this appears to be a known issue with a "customer satisfaction program" to address being put in place. Unfortunately, my Ford dealership service advisor told me that they knew nothing of this when we picked the car up the next day. Having been through this, I can say I am quite surprised there are no deaths associated with this dangerous issue.

- New Lenox, IL, USA

problem #89

Sep 252015


  • 50,445 miles
Driving on I-40 in asheville nc at 65 mph when engine light with wrench came on -no power able to get off rd-waited 5 min restarted car ok -another 5 miles same thing wrench light on car no power-able to restart-does 2 more times before getting home-check engine light on-hope Ford can help

- Kings Mtn, NC, USA

problem #88

Sep 212015


  • 28,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Ford Edge. While driving 35-40 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The contact stated that the failure occurred twice. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the throttle body needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 28,000.

- Vero Beach, FL, USA

problem #87

May 012015


  • 65,000 miles
On several occasions the vehicle lost all acceleration and power to the engine. Yellow wrench showed there was a warning, and check engine light flashed, but upon turning off the car (the main electronics ie:radio/ac still worked) and restarting it resumed "normal" functions and driving. We had several times this happened to us. All of the occurrences happened in the middle of accelerating and at different speeds. Two were on residential roads, one was in a busy intersection, and one (the worst) was on the freeway 3 lanes over from the right shoulder going with the flow of traffic at 70mph. The dealership was unsuccessful N assisting with the problem because without a check engine light they were unable to diagnose the problem. But our latest incident, on September 11th, 2015 (this time the wrench and AWD off flashed), the check engine light stayed on and it was diagnosed as a bad throttle body. This is more than dangerous it is a russian roulette of whether the car will work or not. Please take this situation seriously, there are many other people M.carcomplaints.com/Ford/Edge/2011/engine/engine.shtml complaining about the same year and model as my car, having the same exact issue. This should be put on recall immediately.

- Belmont, CA, USA

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