hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,498 miles

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2012 Ford Edge fuel system problems

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2012 Ford Edge Owner Comments

problem #17

Oct 292016


  • 97,000 miles


See attached document post to Ford. Our problems have been ongoing for a few months....one repair after another. I have noted the date of the "unable to turn off lights"issue but have documentation for all repairs this year.

- Huntley, IL, USA

problem #16

Sep 302016


  • 106,796 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Edge. The contact stated that fuel leaked from the vehicle when refueling. The vehicle was driven to the contact's residence. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 106,796.

- Wilmington, NC, USA

problem #15

Sep 192016


  • 94,500 miles
Fuel system stops working (throttle body). Car looses power, pressing gas pedal does nothing. Must get off road very quickly while drifting. Very unsafe.

- Coats, NC, USA

problem #14

Sep 092016


  • 50,000 miles


Today our 2012 Edge lost all power as we accelerated from a stop sign onto a main road feeding our neighborhood. The speed limit was 25 miles /hour so we weren't accelerating quickly. We hadn't even completed the turn when all power was lost and we coasted to a stop at the side of the road. Having heard of other failings like this we shut off the car and after a couple seconds restarted the car. The car ran the rest of planned trip around town with no further troubles. If we had been on a busy highway with limited safe areas to pull over, or in the fast lane on the freeway we could have been in serious trouble.

- Norfolk, VA, USA

problem #13

Jul 232016


  • 85,000 miles
Driving down busy street I went around a bend and my Edge lost power. Everything shot down and the low oil pressure light was on. Several vehicles almost hit me as they were coming around the bend and I had no power to move. I turned on my hazards and called my husband. After about 10 minutes I was able to start my car. We were on vacation and stopped at a Ford dealership to have it looked at. They changed the oil and said it was fine. This happened again and I took it to another Ford dealership, they are 75% sure it is was a throttle body. Over $400 later I thought it was fixed. I made a turn the other day and it felt like my car was losing power but it did not stall. It was sluggish for about 1 minute then it was ok. I do not know what else to do.

- Middleburg, FL, USA

problem #12

Jan 012016


  • 63,000 miles
Started having problems with braking hard pedal at around 63000 miles. At the same time the vehicle would shut down while stopped in traffic or while vehicle is in park mode.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #11

Jun 092015


  • 55,000 miles


Car would lose power, run sluggish and shut off, when restart, low oil pressure warning comes up, drive car and warning goes off, check engine light remains on then mysteriously shuts off and car drives fine until it happens again, started happening periodically monthly then went to every few days

- Makawao, HI, USA

problem #10

Dec 102015


  • miles
Vehicle stalling while driving and check engine light comes on, pull over turn off and restart, and the problem goes away. Just like several other complaints, appears to be the electronic throttle body. Replaced yesterday in 15 min, waiting to see if problem is resolved

- Hoover, AL, USA

problem #9

Nov 192015


  • 61,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Edge. The contact stated that when the vehicle was taken to be serviced, the technician discovered that the fuel line was cracked and leaked fuel. As a result, the technician informed the contact that the fuel line needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 12V438000 (fuel system, gasoline). The approximate failure mileage was 61,000.

- South Pasadena, CA, USA

problem #8

Feb 022015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 43,146 miles
Fuel nozzle inlet set a mil light code for fuel vapor seepage. This is the capless fuel system. This check engine light has been on ever since. Any type of ignition source goes near the fuel door will ignite the vehicle into flames.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #7

Mar 072015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 18,800 miles


While driving with cruise control set, vehicle going up a hill there was a sudden loss of power. The engine died (zero RPM indicated.) a few seconds later, the "low engine oil pressure" warning was displayed. Loss of power steering/brakes. Vehicle was carefully maneuvered off the highway. Attempted to restart repeatedly. Engine would only run for a few seconds, then died. Had vehicle towed to the Ford dealer. No engine trouble codes detected. After sitting overnight, vehicle started and ran without issue. This is a definite safety hazard when a vehicle stalls at high speed on the highway.

- Mitchell, IN, USA

problem #6

Feb 062015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 53,000 miles
The fuel filler door did not close correctly and the emission system sent a warning.

- Brady, TX, USA

problem #5

Sep 212014


  • 47,000 miles
Gas throttle quit working. Car would not accelerate. Everything else worked. Engine would nor rev when accelerator pressed. See manual light appeared with a wrench symbol on dash. Coasted into parking lot and put car in park and restarted. Everything went back to normal. The next morning, the car did the exact same thing. Took the car to Ford dealer and nothing shows up on computer scan and they couldn't replicate they said it sounded like the throttle body, but couldn't confirm. I know Ford just recalled several cars this year for exact same symptoms and are replacing the throttle bodies. The internet is full of complaints of this same problem I am having on other Edge models.

- Murfreesboro , TN, USA

problem #4

Aug 252014


  • 96,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Edge. The contact stated that fuel was leaking from the vehicle. The problem has occurred numerous of time. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that there was fuel leakage. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified about the failure. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 96,000.

- Laytonsville , MD, USA

problem #3

Jun 242014


  • 24,230 miles
In stop and go traffic at low speeds, the vehicle has stalled multiple times (11 times in the last year and a half). The most recent time in heavy, slow-moving construction traffic. Car loses all power without warning. Loss of power steering, very tight brakes, no acceleration possible and a low oil warning. I have to turn the car off and restart, this sometimes works, other times I have needed the car towed because it did not restart. This is a company car and it has been to the dealership multiple times, and only this last week was anything ever found to be wrong. All previous times the stalling could not be duplicated, and I was told either nothing was wrong with the car, they fixed a part they thought might be the problem, or I must have put in bad gas. After stalling a month ago, this past week a data recorder was attached and a defective oxygen sensor was found in the emissions system when the car stalled for the dealership. The oxygen sensor was replaced and they test drove the car. The stalling did not occur during their final test drives. I received the car back a week ago, only to have it stall three times within 10 miles two days ago. Almost was re-ended by a semi-trailer truck this last time as I was in the middle of six lanes of traffic, and with no steering, was helpless to move. Have stalled out in a gas station, rounding corners in intersections, at stop signs, driving down my street, and now four times on the highway during low speed traffic congestion. Having the car towed to the dealership as I am too afraid to drive it. There are at least four other complaints about this issue on the NHTSA website, and it sounds like very similar to symptoms seen in the GM recalls. Car stalls without warning in more and more dangerous situations. This issue needs to be addressed by the manufacturer because of its dangerously serious nature.

- Waukegan, IL, USA

problem #2

Jul 312013


  • 3,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Edge. The contact stated while driving 45 mph, she began to smell fuel. The vehicle was pulled over and the hood was opened where she observed smoke emitting from the rear of the engine. The vehicle was towed to a local dealer where it was diagnosed as a fuel line crack under recall NHTSA campaign number: 12V438000, fuel system, gasoline. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 30,000.

- Aberdeen, MD, USA

problem #1

Jan 222013


  • 12,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Edge. The contact stated that while in the vehicle, fuel was smelled. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for inspection where the contact was informed that the fuel line needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified and stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 12V438000 (fuel system, gasoline). The failure mileage was 12,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- 281-320-0052, TX, USA

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