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

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2011 Ford Edge Owner Comments (Page 1 of 7)

problem #126

Jan 062017


  • 39,590 miles


While driving in 4 lane road in inside lane still moving wanting to make left turn. (AWD off light) came on and (wrench icon), lucky enough to limp I did get off the right side into a parking lot. Had to get towed 45 miles to garage. Checked on line it seems from what I could find it may have to with failed throttle body. That is what the service man thought when I called him about it. This hazard should be a recall very dangerous..

- Millersburg, OH, USA

problem #125

Dec 242016


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Ford Edge. The contact stated that driving at 60 mph, the accelerator pedal was depressed but the vehicle stalled. The engine warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was able to restart. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 80,000.

- Irwin, PW, USA

problem #124

Dec 042016


  • 101,800 miles
This vehicle has an internal water (coolant) pump that failed with no warning or indications of any type. When the pump fails the engine overheats rapidly and the engine shuts down and locks up. At the time of the failure, I was driving at highway speed and was forced to pull over immediately, fortunately traffic was light, or this could have caused a serious and catastrophic accident.

- Annapolis, MD, USA

problem #123

Apr 012016


  • 51,000 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Ford Edge. When the vehicle was started, the front driver side door warning indicator remained illuminated. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 10V516000 (latches/locks/linkages). Also, while driving various speeds, the vehicle hesitated and a loud sound was heard. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 51,000.

- Prescott Valley, AZ, USA

problem #122

Oct 092016


  • 105,000 miles
2011 Ford Edge lost all power from the throttle while traveling on the interstate. Pulled over to the side of the road, had a yellow wrench light, no throttle response and rough running engine. Shut the vehicle off waited about 2 minutes and restarted everything was running fine. Drove the Edge about 10 miles on the interstate to my exit, after coming to a stop and ready to accelerate onto the highway I hit the gas and got out into the intersection and the yellow wrench light illuminated again and lost all power leaving me stranded in the middle of the intersection with traffic coming both ways. After traffic stopped and I was able to slowly move to the shoulder I shut the car down again and called a friend to come help me. After sitting for 10-20 minutes, my friend showed up and the Edge restarts and was able to drive home. Thankful my parents weren't driving or children weren't in the car and no accident was caused. After doing some research I've come to the conclusion that the throttle body is to blame and all the symptoms are the same. Apparently this is a common problem on the Edge, mustang, flex, Explorer and Lincoln mkx. Very disappointed and dangerous! great vehicle but poor quality of electronic parts I hope and pray this never happens to someone who panics while on the interstate. Vehicle will not be drove until this issue is fixed. Date of incident October 9th, 2015 approximately 7:45 and 8:00-8:15. Mileage approximately 105, xxx.

- London, KY, USA

problem #121

Sep 302016


  • 89,500 miles
While driving 70 mph on the freeway the engine suddenly completely lost power with no warning what so ever. Luckily we were able to safely pull to the side of the road. This issue could have ended very badly if there was more traffic at the time it happened. After searing the formums many other Edge owners have reported this same issue. The throttle body appears to be the faulty part that causes the issue.

- Reno, NV, USA

problem #120

Aug 192016


  • 57,000 miles


1.a wrench shaped light came on from instrument panel, and having a sudden loss of power while driving. 2.the accelerator stops working or has extremely limited power. 3.after power off the vehicle and wait for 10-15 minutes to restart the vehicle, the wrench shaped light goes away and the vehicle in drivable condition again. But the problem could happen again within a day or in few days. It is really dangerous while during in highway or in busy roads when this problem occurred. The problem happens randomly. Sometimes it could happen several times in a day, sometimes it won┐T happen in a week. I called Ford dealers and they said to diagnostic it for $98 and only when the symptom happens they will be able to find the real cause. I searched online and it's a very common problem to 2010 -2013 Ford Edge owners.

- Canton, MI, USA

problem #119

Aug 062016


  • 106,000 miles
I purchased the certified used Edge in October of 2013. I have a major problem with the vehicle it has lost all power on me twice in the last month. Once while sitting idle and just tonight while driving 65 mph on the highway. The wrench light came on and I had just enough time to put my hazard lights on to alert the vehicle approaching my vehicle. It took several minutes for me to get to the side of the highway as I was in the middle lane. I called for aaa to have the vehicle towed home. While waiting I turned the vehicle off. Just as the tow truck arrived I turned the vehicle back on and the wrench symbol was gone. I do not feel safe driving this vehicle so I still had it towed. I will be taking it to the shop on Monday morning. Hopefully they can find and fix the issue. This seems to be a very dangerous issue. I could have been rear ended or killed in a horrible accident. I have been searching online to see if this is a common problem and it seems as if many Ford Edge owners have experienced this problem. Then I checked for a recall and cannot seem to find one. I would hate for someone to be seriously injured before this problem is solved or dealt with by Ford motors.

- Lakewood, CA, USA

problem #118

Jul 312016


  • 120,000 miles
While driving car just shuts off, cannot accelerate. Wrench light comes on. I have researched this and numerous Ford have same issue. They all come back with throttle body replacement. I called Ford Motor Company to ask about issue and to see if any recalls are out. No was the answer. How can there be no recalls when there are hundreds (probably thousands) having this problem. Ford escape, Explorer and some trucks did have a recall....why not the Edge. I'm am about to put out over 600 dollars to get this problem fixed. I believe Ford should be made to issue a recall and stand behind their product. I'm just grateful that out of the 7 or 8 times this happened that nobody was hurt or worse make Ford stand behind their cars...damnit I'm sick of putting out thousands and getting crap in return. Ps. down below when you asked when this happened....there are several dates not just one.

- Parsons, KS, USA

problem #117

Jul 052016


  • 93,000 miles
When driving in certain days especially after the car has been sitting over the weekend you can smell exhaust fumes in the cabin

- Egg Harbor Twp, NJ, USA

problem #116

Mar 112016


  • 62,000 miles


When driving, the wrench icon came on and the car lost all acceleration. Power was lost and the gas pedal would not work at all! there was no limp mode, no acceleration at a reduced speed. This was/is extremely dangerous! it happened to me 7 times within a couple of months. I was fortunate to be driving in a Suburban community where I could pull over to the shoulder. When I turned the car off and restarted it, it worked fine. The Ford dealer could not find a problem because there was no code when they checked. I just took it in again because the service engine light also came on, and they have said it is the throttle body.

- Double Oak, TX, USA

problem #115

Jun 292016


  • 72,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Ford Edge. While driving 35 mph, the accelerator pedal was depressed; however, the vehicle failed to accelerate. The engine stalled and the check engine light illuminated. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the throttle body control failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 72,000.

- Katy, TX, USA

problem #114

Jun 252016


  • 38,000 miles
While driving down the highway, my 2011 Ford Edge lost all acceleration and the AWD warning light came on with the lighted symbol of a wrench. I was almost rear ended by several cars before I could make it side of road. I had to shut vehicle completely down and restart. This problem continued for several more times. Ford needs to address this problem before several people get killed.

- Round Lake, IL, USA

problem #113

Jun 252016


  • 70,000 miles
While driving, the vehicles engine will shut off without any kind of warning. The "AWD light" will come on and the "wrench light" will start flashing the vehicle will start to shake and vibrate. This has happened 3 times now in the past 3 months. Once in early April 2016 and again on 6/24/16, and the next day (today) on 6/25/16. All times the road was dry and temps were between 70-80 degrees. Each time the vehicle was traveling at approx. 55 mph in traffic on roads without a shoulder. Once safely pulled over the start button (keyless start) is turned off and after the vehicle sits for minute it is able to started again without the lights coming on. I have researched this issue on-line and there are many, many complaints about this happening on highways where accidents have been narrowly avoided. Traveling in heavy traffic at high speeds when this happens could be a disaster waiting to happen. Please force Ford to issue a recall before someone dies due to this issue.

- Carlisle, PA, USA

problem #112

Jun 042016


  • 30 miles
Saturday June 4, I was driving along city street at 50kph, when the vehicle lost power, the wrench and "AWD off" illuminated. It was still running, limping along at 5kph max. Put on flashers and pulled to side of the road, put transmission into neutral and tried rev'ing the engine, no response, but engine was still running. Googled the problem, which suggested turning the vehicle off and on. Looks like everything reset and vehicle operated normally. Several hours later, I was on major (4 lane) city street, travelling at 80kph, when same problem occurred. Put on flashers and coasted to side of the road, turned vehicle of/on, and continued to home. Dealer could not duplicate and diagnose the problem. I suggesting they dig further and maybe check the internet.....throttle body might be the problem. The vehicle has 80,000 km and is out of extended warranty by 6 months. After 3 days in the shop, the dealer technician suggested maybe the throttle body. I'm currently waiting on dealer to receive part. I called Ford customer care and they are providing a rental, and are expediting the part as well as offering a reduced cost. This is a serious safety issue and needs to be documented.

- Calgary, Ab, Canada, MT, USA

problem #111

Jun 032016


  • 73,000 miles
Driving down the interstate at 60mph the car displays a wrench-shaped light in the instrument cluster and goes into "limp home mode, " very dangerous as your driving in rush hour traffic. I had cars flying past me in both the fast lane and slow lanes that would not let me over to get to the far right. This was probably one of the scariest things I had ever experienced! going from 60 to less than 5 mph in a blip second with no warning. I was able to get to the side of the road, and shut the vehicle off and restart it and everything seemed okay. Went home to do research and everything pointed to the throttle body there are hundreds of posts from Ford Edge owners with this exact same issue Ford was forced to recall other models but for some reason the Edge was not included, we cleaned the throttle body with throttle body cleaner, however it really did not look very bad. After cleaning the throttle body, I drove the vehicle for a test and did not get more than 5 miles and the same issue occurred this time I was ready and only going 40, however I was on the back road with no where to pull over. I had to shut the car off in middle of the road and restart it, however that time I put the code scanner in before restarting the vehicle. One code was picked up 'P2111" - throttle body failure. I can not believe Ford has not recalled the Edge's for this issue, there are several hundred complaints on this site all for the same issue. I currently am unable to drive the car because it won't go more than 5 miles at a time when the wrench shows up as well as a safety issue with the inability to accelerate. Called Ford on 6/7/2016 to order a new throttle body. Ford indicated that there is a backorder on this part they currently have 7000 people on the waiting list. First expected to ship 6/30/2016.

- Quinton, VA, USA

problem #110

May 072016


  • 74,500 miles
Car has stalled two times, one time was while driving and turning into oncoming traffic. The car was going full speed 55mph, had no issues leading up to it, I slowed down to run and it completely shut down - no power steering, no acceleration it was dead, the engine was off but the car was still on. Obviously this was a horrible time for it to die. I was able to, barely, make the turn without power steering and pull over. I shut the car off, turned it back on and it was fine. The other time it happened was my 16 year old daughter had just started the car, put it in reverse, again the car on but nothing was happening. The issue I have here is judging by the online posts this is happening to a lot of Ford SUV's but because this isn't a recall the service people have to see it actually happening, so it never can get fixed, because it is very intermittent. I am very disappointed in Ford and not issuing a recall, putting lives in danger - I will be selling all of our Ford ( we have 3).

- Stillwater, MN, USA

problem #109

Apr 272016


  • 65,000 miles
The car stops working when you're driving it then have to pull over the side of the road and to the 4 wheel drive light comes on and the wrench light comes on and from what I'm reading it's a throttle body problem

- Gladstone, OR, USA

problem #108

Apr 052016


  • 68,000 miles
While driving, the AWD turned off & the engine stalled. A wrench light and engine light came on. I took it to a dealer and they advised it was the throttle body. The first occurence, I was advised to ignore it. The second occurence I asked it to be fixed & was told the part was back ordered approximately 6 weeks. There have been multiple instances since then where the car has died while driving, or sometimes while stopped at a light.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #107

Feb 122016


  • 58,000 miles
Traveling at 55mph, lost thrttle control, yellow wrench icon appeared. Was able to pull over. Engine was still running. Turned off engine, and resarted. Everything was normal on way back home. Car still parked, haven't been to dealer shop yet.

- Loxahatchee, FL, USA

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