The Edge is a car-based SUV with a 3.5-liter V6 engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is available, but the Ford crossover SUV doesn't offer a third-row seat. Ride is good and the powertrain is quite strong, but lacks refinement. The Edge isn't particularly agile, though its handling is ultimately secure. Interior fit and finish are unimpressive. IIHS crash-test results are commendable.
Alerts
There are 7 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.
Fuel Economy & Emissions
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas The Greenhouse Gas Rating represents the amount of carbon dioxide the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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Smog Rating Smog Rating The Smog Rating represents the amount of health-damaging and smog-forming airborne pollutants the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
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Drive System Drive System Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS and ESC standard. Side and head protection air bags standard. FCW, AEB, and BSW standard from 2019.
Road Test

The Edge is a car-based SUV with a 3.5-liter V6 engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is available, but the Ford crossover SUV doesn't offer a third-row seat. Ride is good and the powertrain is quite strong, but lacks refinement. The Edge isn't particularly agile, though its handling is ultimately secure. Interior fit and finish are unimpressive. IIHS crash-test results are commendable.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
AWD , Front
Warranty
Coverage varies among versions of this vehicle

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 3.5-liter V6 (265 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2008 Ford Edge owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"ABS light is on. Dealer has not been able to resolve the issue"

Anonymous, IL (2008 Ford Edge SE 3.5-L V6)

"ABS rings broke on front left and right axles -- both had to be replaced -- caused grinding of relatively new brake pads"

Anonymous, MI (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"abd lights come on no brake power"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"ABS failed requiring replacement along with front drive axel"

Anonymous, NH (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"ABS has a small plastic part in it that can get fine cracks and allow moisture into the system that causes it to fail"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)
Calipers

"warn out replaced calipers rotors pads normal wear"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)
Master cylinder

"Have had the entire brake system redone three times under warranty"

Mike C., FL (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"Master cylinder was replaced earlier. Pedal was stiff and hard to stop"

Pablo M., FL (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"Brakes stopped working so vehicle could not be driven. No warning indicator that brakes were bad"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"At approximately 95K miles, I replaced the front disc pads and rotors myself."

Anonymous, (2008 Ford Edge SE 3.5-L V6)

"brake pedal to the floor"

Anonymous, MA (2008 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"Normal wear on front brakes"

Augustus W., AL (2008 Ford Edge Limited 3.5-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"Braking has never been good in this vehicle in terms of stopping distance, but we've noticed warping of the rotors and premature wear (14K) of the front brake rotor and pads"

Anonymous, VA (2008 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"the rear brakes were completely replaced/overhauled 3 times and the front 2 times"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)
Regular brake failure

"Pressure was going down"

Thomas S., AZ (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)
Rotors

"Rotors siezed"

Boris K., ON (2008 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"Purchased brakes and rotors on internet but were wrong size. Ended up getting brakes and rotors for front and rear of car."

Anonymous, PA (2008 Ford Edge Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"front rotors rusted internally. had to replace at 60,000 miles"

Kenneth B., NY (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"USUAL WEAR FOR ROTORS"

Lillian L., PA (2008 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"Front rotors almost rotted off then a few months later the rear ones did the same. Also the car takes a long distance to stop. Very poor stopping distance"

Paul V., NY (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors needed replacing.Very noisy"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Ford Edge 3.5-L V6)
Squeaking

"Very loud screeching noise while in reverse. We had the brakes checked, but, no wear or damage to the brake pads, rotors, or calipers were found. The problem persists (occasionally). We have not been able to totally correct the problem."

Anonymous, LA (2008 Ford Edge Limited 3.5-L V6)

"We became alarmed when we heard the squeaking"

Thomas S., AZ (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"brakes grind/squeal when backing vehicle up first thing in morning all the time"

Kenneth B., NY (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"the brakes squeak when you back up. the dealer can't fix it"

Anonymous, MO (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"The brakes squeal very loudly when in reverse. Ford technicians have been unable to rectify the condition. They seem to think that it may be moisture getting to the system early in the morning. However, the problem persists through out the day and is intermittent, ie; doesn't happen on a regular basis.."

Richard B., LA (2008 Ford Edge Limited 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Gear selector or linkage

"when cruising into lower speeds, transmission slips... as speeding up, up sifting from lower gear clunks"

Peter V., FL (2008 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)
Rough shifting

"rough shifting was caused by computer"

Anonymous, IL (2008 Ford Edge SE 3.5-L V6)

"when starting, sometimes the transmission would not shift and I would have to put it in neutral and then shift"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Ford Edge 3.5-L V6)

"The transmission would hesitate when accelerating on an interstate ramp"

Anonymous, MD (2008 Ford Edge SE 3.5-L V6)

"The transmission on this vehicle has had myriad of transmission issues. The shifts are hard and sometimes it does not kick down in gear for acceleration needs. The transmission is just junk"

Daniel P., FL (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"trans would sometimes bang when shifting, especially from first to second gear"

Richard G., NJ (2008 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"Sometimes the car wouldn't shift into another gear. It would stay in the gear it started in when trying to gain speed"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Ford Edge 3.5-L V6)
Slipping transmission

"The transmission would hesitate when accelerating onto an interstate ramp, for example"

Anonymous, MD (2008 Ford Edge SE 3.5-L V6)
Transmission computer

"Sometimes it would get stuck in what sounded like being out of gear and I would have to pull over and move the gear shift up and back until it shifted back into gear"

Ruth W., CA (2008 Ford Edge 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission would drop down to a very low gear. The only way to reset it was to come to a full stop turn the engine off, shift into "P" wait a few seconds and restart the engine. This happened several (5-6) times in commute traffic usually at 10-20 mph on Hwy 101. We took the car to the dealer and they were NOT ABLE TO DIAGNOSE THE PROBLEM. Finally it FAILED and we were able to drive it to the dealer in that failed condition. The onboard computer DID NOT present any useful information. An experienced mechanic had seen this problem before. We were told that the problem was a faulty computer part inside the transmission. The cost to repair this problem was more than ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS."

Anonymous, CA (2008 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"Speed sensor intermittently fails. After driving a while, it resets. Only solution is to rebuild transmission because of where sensor is located"

Damian D., TX (2008 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"On the highway with my kids, a sensor went out making all of my gauges stop working. It seemed to be a common problem for the vehicle but it was still expensive to fix"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)
Transmission leaks

"Cost was less than $900 cdn. and was fixed. No problems since fix. I consider the leak minor considering the vehicle had over 90000 km on it at the time AND HAS BEEN THE ONLY ISSUE WE HAVE HAD WITH THIS VEHICLE."

Anonymous, BC (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"Gasket leak - needed replacement - approx. $500 cdn. to repair (in hard to get at spot)"

Anonymous, BC (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"Two weeks after warranty expired. two sensors had to be replaced"

Robert T., VA (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"The work was covered by warranty.Had PTU sel leaking between trans & PTU. PTU was replaced"

Anonymous, MN (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"The transmission would sometimes slip, shift hard, or get stuck in a gear. Took it to the dealership and they said it was a sensor in the transmission that was bad and had to be replaced. Been fine so far since"

Heidi T., AR (2008 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"trans started shifting improperly, sometimes rpm surges without speed increasing. Dealer said everything was fine. Then Trans finally locked up without warning. Dealer said it was both sensors: replaced but gas mileage dropped and minor problems"

Richard G., NJ (2008 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

4WD/AWD components

"Car PTU was leaking fluid and was replaced"

Anonymous, VA (2008 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"The Power Transfer Unit was replaced over a $1700 repair with only 104,000 on the all-wheel vehicle. Ford had it as tech bulletin with NO RECALLS that should have been fixed at no charge since they knew about the problem. Not happy at all"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)
Differential

"twice I have had the car in for service regarding shifting issues. Both were covered under warranty (extended) and both times it was the computer component that had to be replaced/reset"

Catalina F., CA (2008 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)
Driveline vibration

"Rear end vibration, replacement for over $2K required"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)
Driveshaft or axle

"replaced rear wheel bearings and front wheel bearing all 4 over 120000 kl"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"Major failure of draftshaft at 60,000km is unacceptable. Waiting time for the part - 2 months"

Boris K., ON (2008 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"Right front wheel bearing failure. Required replacement"

Anonymous, AL (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced the rear wheel bearings; one of them was bad"

Anonymous, NC (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"Had problem but was corrected quickly"

Anonymous, MA (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)
Transfer case

"Fluid leakage, unit replaced under extended warranty"

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"Started smelling odor. Noticed engine dragging. Found bad bearing in unit. Had to replace whole assembly. Cost $800 at Ford dealer"

Anonymous, MI (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"fluid leakage from right shaft, Dealer replaced seals, failed within one month, replace seals again, failed again . I had to pay for a new transfer case. problem was the inner transmission seal bas bad causing over pressure of the transfer case fluid"

Andrew T., CT (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"2007 and 2008 had some problem apparently with the 6 speed automatic. Essentially an electrical board issue that was fixed on 2009 and up. Ended up having to have transmission rebuilt"

Anonymous, AL (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"metal shaving didn't get caught by magnet and stuck in a valve. Car is still being worked on, so haven't seen the final BOM."

Anonymous, AZ (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"As I mentioned before, when starting from a stopped position, the felt and sounded like it was out of gear and I would have to pull over and move the gear shift until it went back into gear. Could be very dangerous in traffic."

Ruth W., CA (2008 Ford Edge 3.5-L V6)

"major problem transmission issues began at about 60K miles"

Anonymous, (2008 Ford Edge Limited 3.5-L V6)

"At 116,000 miles transmission completely failed. Needed replacement"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"stopped shifting. diagnosed needed to rebuild trans, replace torque converter.This unit had 41,000 miles when it failed"

Robert T., VA (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"PTU replacement, multiple half-axel issues"

Anonymous, MA (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"Bought from CarMax with warranty. Transmission began slipping Nov of 2014, rebuilt under warranty Dec 2014"

Michael S., CA (2008 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission went out at 60000 miles, and had to have a new one put in"

Ted S., FL (2008 Ford Edge SE 3.5-L V6)

"problems shifting correctly"

Anonymous, MO (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"The transmission broke and had to be replaced. at 83,000 miles."

David B., AZ (2008 Ford Edge Limited 3.5-L V6)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"The front lower trim was cracked, not due to Ford but due to hitting a parking barrier. It broke a light and part of the black lower grill. Nothing to do with the quality of the car"

Anonymous, MA (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"The front fenders. Back hatch and rear fenders paint peeling and cracking. Rust inside door"

Anonymous, MI (2008 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"door handles have issues with paint delaminating and the trim that is matte black fades considerably here in Florida sun"

Daniel P., FL (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"peeling paint"

Anonymous, NC (2008 Ford Edge 3.5-L V6)
Rust

"The front hood has two rust areas. The first one is 1/16" deep and two inches wide. The second one is pin-hole rust spot. both are located on the front lip of the hood"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"Rust around the radio antenia on the roof and rear passenger doors inside door seam"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"The hood as some rust causing the paint to buckle and Symtheck as refused to admit that is a rust problem but a paint problem"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"Rust on rear wheel opening.not covered because not perforated"

Marc V., NY (2008 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"Rust on the rear drivers quarter panel"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"Hood peeled and rusted and tailgate has rust on bottom edge inside"

Anonymous, MI (2008 Ford Edge Limited 3.5-L V6)

"rust under paint near wheel wells caused paint to peel off"

Anonymous, NC (2008 Ford Edge 3.5-L V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Blower (fan) motor

"Very noisy. This was already replaced once."

Boris K., ON (2008 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"fan motor needed to be replaced. Understandable due to age and usage"

Anonymous, (2008 Ford Edge Limited 3.5-L V6)

"The fan blower failed controls resulting in no fan to push the A/C or Heater. Car interior was always too hot or too cold"

James T., CA (2008 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"It went out and was replaced"

Deron G., GA (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)
Condenser

"Apparently, you can't just replace the condenser (or evaporator) by itself anymore. You have to buy the entire air handler unit which requires removal of the entire dashboard and console. All for one or two components."

Michael O., GA (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)
Heater system

"heater blows out cold air"

Anonymous, KY (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"only put out warm air.... local garage tried to fix but problem persisted... went to Ford dealer where I purchased it... they did a much better flush of the heater core and it put out very hot air"

Joe S., NJ (2008 Ford Edge 3.5-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"Radiator boiling, engine so hot car shut down. We paid $1200 to get problem fixed but dealer hopes but doesn't guarantee this fan repair will fix problem"

Anonymous, CO (2008 Ford Edge 3.5-L V6)

"it overheated as the fluid container had a leak in it"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

CD player

"CD player died with a cd in the system, so I couldn't get it out...radio also didn't work because it was trying to find the cd. Ford rep told me this is quite common for the Ford system. The CD was a normal, cd with no label that got stuck"

Anonymous, CO (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"The original equipment was a 5 disc player. The CD player quit changing and playing the inserted discs. Ford technicians were unable to repair the unit. We ended up replacing the entire entertainment system with an aftermarket single disc system. We disassembled the old unit and recovered all but one of the discs."

Richard B., LA (2008 Ford Edge Limited 3.5-L V6)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"This feature works most of the time, but it often requires me to discunnect and reconnect until either the phone or ipod decide to work. I don't think it relateds to the intermittent door lock failures that have been a problem for the last two years"

James T., CA (2008 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Car has an in-dash compass only. This failed & we paid about $600 to get it fixed"

Anonymous, CO (2008 Ford Edge 3.5-L V6)

"Does not work properly. Gives erratic location data"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"Navigation system says the DVD is dirty, to clean it and reinstall. Clean the DVD, inspect it for scratches and get same message. Nothing wrong w DVD. Think it is a defect w navigation system and not going to spend any money to fix it. Just use m"

Roderick A., FL (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Intermittantly does not work"

John C., CA (2008 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)
Radio

"Entire control system went out, including ratio, CD player, and steering wheel system. Major cost to replace the system"

Anonymous, OK (2008 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)
Steering wheel controls

"Entire control system went out, including ratio, CD player, and steering wheel system. Major cost to replace the system"

Anonymous, OK (2008 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Ball joints

"A grinding noise and knock was audible while making turns, brought to my mechanic and a right front ball joint was replaced."

Vickey R., NH (2008 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)
Power steering leaks

"Leaking hose"

Anonymous, BC (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"The shocks and struts no longer provide the ride recovery expected (at this low a KM thats not quality) they are the original Factory parts. Along with this the springs were not longer providing the support need for the ride. Rough ride, bottoming out with 4 passengers. Again original parts - low KMs -- not quality parts. Car comes with trailer pckg so does have (supposedly) heavier suspension parts."

Charles T., AB (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"Shocks/struts needed replaced"

Frank C., IN (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"Struts on front left side of the vehicle went bad, causing a loud thumping sound everytime I went over a little bump. It was also messing up the alignment and caused uneven tire wear"

Thomas V., NE (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"tie rod ends"

Anonymous, WI (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)
Tie rods

"Both tie rods got replaced on two seperate service calls"

Lynn F., PA (2008 Ford Edge SE 3.5-L V6)

"Had the replace the tire rods at the same time as the struts. ended up being almost $1000 and 5 hours of waiting"

Thomas V., NE (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"Chain guide lose and needed to be tightened"

Anonymous, NC (2008 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)
Exhaust leaks

"Occasionally get the odor of sulfur in the passenger compartment"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)
Other/unsure

"Ford issued a recall on the passenger side airbags well over a year ago. In late 2017 I received a correspondence from Ford telling me not to allow anyone to ride in the front passenger seat. I've checked with several dealers and Ford's trouble line and they have no idea when the problem will be fixed. They offered no help, just a we're sorry but screw you attitude I love the car but will not buy another Ford."

Michael O., GA (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"recall"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Ford Edge SE 3.5-L V6)

"recall"

Anonymous, GA (2008 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"SYNC system became difficult to sync with phone. Worked most of the time, but when we had to replace the stereo, SYNC system was affected"

Anonymous, CO (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"It has different intermittent problems that I have to manage to make it work"

John C., CA (2008 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Nozzles failure of window washing system is a common problem with this cars"

Boris K., ON (2008 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Very minor problem - cheap fix and was due to age."

Anonymous, BC (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"Seals for both the front windshield and the rear window have come lose and are visible"

Ted S., FL (2008 Ford Edge SE 3.5-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"There is a noise from the front of my car but have not determined what it is."

Anonymous, PA (2008 Ford Edge Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"high pitched noise at high speed"

Anonymous, NH (2008 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)
Wind noise

"The Edge is extremely noisy driving on the freeway - always a high humm is noticeable. You cannot open any of the windows for air flow while on the freeway because the noise is so great"

Catalina F., CA (2008 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Cooling fan

"Cooling fan controller went out had to replace twice"

Heath H., TX (2008 Ford Edge SE 3.5-L V6)

"electric engine cooling fan failed at about 88000 mile"

Mark F., NC (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)
Water pump

"Water pump leaked water into engine oil reservoir. Water pump located inside engine to reserve space. To replace water pump, about 15 service labor hours needed because the engine required to be removed or disassembled plus additional parts replaced at same time. Since water pump replacement, engine seems ok but transmission fluid now leaking"

Anonymous, GA (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"at about 60,000 miles water pump seal began leaking. Very complicated and expensive to repair. Dealer charged $1400. Feel this was bad design to put water pump inside front of engine"

Jim D., DE (2008 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Coil

"#2 coil was replaced along with 6 new plugs"

Mary R., MI (2008 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"Have had continuing problems with this I believe due to age and miles on vehicle"

Anonymous, MA (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)
Electronic ignition

"Total failure cause towing of car. New spark plugs and new or rebuilt computer"

Anonymous, NC (2008 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"Installed 6 new spark plugs and #2 coil"

Mary R., MI (2008 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Fuel injection system

"Edge was driven in city 100% by previous owner. Fuel economy was up around 17L/100km, Previous 2007 was 12L. Had to use fuel injector cleaner and fuel system cleaner in every tank of fuel. to get it down to about 13-14L/100. Had spark plugs replaced with iridium plugs; tech told me it took 2 cans of varnish remover to clean air intake plenum. Now get 12l/100km average, but city driving is still more than expected on consumption. Use fuel system clean on every other fill up. Engine is not a problem at all - runs great."

Charles T., AB (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)
Fuel pump

"fuel pump stopped working, had to be towed to Ford dealer to remove fuel tank to replace fuel tank"

Anonymous, KY (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"The car was very hard to start and was jerky when driving"

Fran C., CA (2008 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"sensor was failing and would cause the engine to over-heat"

Katherine C., OK (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"onboard computer required 3rd party repair"

Anonymous, IL (2008 Ford Edge SE 3.5-L V6)
Oil leaks

"There was a minor leak from the oil pan seal"

Anonymous, SK (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"I fell it has to do with improperly changing oil filter"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Heated or cooled seats

"the driver's seat heater just stopped one day. I miss this luxury item but don't feel it is worth fixing as I may be trading/selling with the next year."

Mike S., CA (2008 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"the drivers seat stopped heating after I moved the seat in a very different position that I never used before. I think I unplugged or pinched a wire some where under the seat but have not tried to find the cause...this is not a big problem for me."

Mike S., CA (2008 Ford Edge Limited 3.5-L V6)
Wiper motor or washer

"washing spray no longer works and leaks into the engine. this area is not easily accessible because of a cover under the hood"

Linda G., VA (2008 Ford Edge SE 3.5-L V6)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

"Known valve problem. Covered under warranty without any question"

David B., TX (2008 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"Timing Chain broke at 450,000 km. I was not disappointed since I did get that kind of mileage out of the car"

Antoni S., SK (2008 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

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