The Edge has good interior space, easy access, and sprightly engines in either its V6 or turbocharged four-cylinder versions. The overall package falls short though, due to so-so refinement and driving dynamics. The MyFord Touch controls force you to take your eyes off the road far too much. Even simpler controls in lower-level models are distracting.
Alerts
There are 3 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).
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).

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 has good interior space, easy access, and sprightly engines in either its V6 or turbocharged four-cylinder versions. The overall package falls short though, due to so-so refinement and driving dynamics. The MyFord Touch controls force you to take your eyes off the road far too much. Even simpler controls in lower-level models are distracting.

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
  • 2-liter 4 turbo (247 hp)
  • 3.5-liter V6 (285 hp)
  • 3.7-liter V6 (305 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2012 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)

"The vacuum boost on the brakes had to be replaced"

Anonymous, LA (2012 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"Brakes went out three times in a two-month period"

Stephen W., TX (2012 Ford Edge Sport 3.7-L V6)

"The ABS Control module had to be replaced at a cost of over $800"

Anonymous, MO (2012 Ford Edge Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Internal hydraulic valve stuck open creating a internal leakdown (no external leak of fluid). This caused the brake pedal to go to the floor when pressed. Loss of braking power was result. Very scary! Took 5 weeks to repair >$1,200."

Anonymous, MI (2012 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"Wife was driving home from work and she went to slow down to exit the interstate and the brakes completely went out... she could not stop. Master cylinder was replaced."

Anonymous, FL (2012 Ford Edge SE 3.5-L V6)
Calipers

"calipers sticking & had repaired or replaced"

Gene C., MI (2012 Ford Edge 3.5-L V6)

"Had to be replaced"

Lisa F., GA (2012 Ford Edge Limted 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Braking felt unsure. An expensive repair and I am not sure their purpose or why they cost so much to fix."

Steve H., VA (2012 Ford Edge SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Frozen"

Richard D., MN (2012 Ford Edge SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Master cylinder

"SEE PREVIOUS BRAKE FAILURE"

Anonymous, MS (2012 Ford Edge Limted 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Covered under a recall"

Andrea C., CA (2012 Ford Edge SEL)

"Leak in the mastercylinder. Repaired under warranty (extended)"

William N., PA (2012 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"The Master cylinder needed to be replace, this is a known problem with Ford and they extended the warranty on this part but no recall has been issued."

Anonymous, KY (2012 Ford Edge Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Near loss of brakes while descending steep grade No prior warning. Had to gear down, go slowly and pump brakes. Brake pedal was near floorboard. Carefully drove next 18 miles to Ford dealership."

Anonymous, (2012 Ford Edge SE Unsure)

"It's the brake booster that went out and needed replaced, Ford knows of the problem - they released a recall and extended the warranty, bulletin 13N02 but my vehicle was past the mileage for a warranty replacement."

Anonymous, IN (2012 Ford Edge SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The master cylinder went out as I was driving on the Interstate and I didn't have brakes. I was lucky to not have been in an accident. The Ford company new about the issue with these Master Cylinders and hadn't warned the consumers!! In the end, they did pay for the repairs."

Anonymous, WI (2012 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"The brakes would go down when I pressed them, especially the first time of the day. They replaced the master cylinder for free since Ford had extended the warranty for it but there were two other elements of the brake system that cost me $1000 plus car rental for four days."

Anonymous, TX (2012 Ford Edge Limted 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"extended warranty issue with master cylinder appeared and was repaired"

Anonymous, SC (2012 Ford Edge Limted 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The part became weak and was covered by Ford. Good resolution"

Anonymous, KS (2012 Ford Edge SE 3.5-L V6)

"Leaked and replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, IL (2012 Ford Edge Limted)

"Spongy pedal"

Garry E., FL (2012 Ford Edge SE 3.5-L V6)

"Power booster for the master cylinder stopped working"

Anonymous, NC (2012 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"Master cylinder went tout, replaced via warranty"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Ford Edge Limted)

"Significant recall. This car has had more recalls than I've ever had on all of my new cars"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Ford Edge SEL 3.7-L V6)

"power booster went out"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"Master cylinder failure! Ford knew these would fail, but didn't have a recall. The vehicle was unsafe to drive due to failed braking."

Maureen R., WI (2012 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"Normal brake wear. Started one day with partial loss of braking. Had it fixed the next day"

Anonymous, MI (2012 Ford Edge Limited 3.5-L V6)

"The brakes started to scrape and grind and not be effective without warning. The pads were worn to the metal with no previous indication. The repair cost more because the rotors had to be replaced."

Anonymous, ON (2012 Ford Edge Limited 3.7-L V6)

"Front brakes were required to be replace at 130,000 miles. New rotors and pads installed by Ford dealer. Got great wear out of original brakes."

Anonymous, IL (2012 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"No real problem. Replaced brake pads & turned or replaced rotors"

Gene C., MI (2012 Ford Edge 3.5-L V6)

"We took it in due to a recall, and they fixed part of the problem under warranty, but we also had to pay $100 towards it, which I think was a deductible for the warranty"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Ford Edge SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Premature brake wear

"rear brakes inside pads worn prematurely"

Anonymous, SC (2012 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)
Regular brake failure

"Power booster failed at about 43000 miles. repaired under warranty but took a while to get ok"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Ford Edge SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Brake booster failure - replaced by ford under warranty"

Anonymous, SC (2012 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)
Rotors

"Wear out quickly"

Anonymous, VA (2012 Ford Edge SEL 3.7-L V6)

"rear rotors were worn & had them replaced"

Gene C., MI (2012 Ford Edge 3.5-L V6)

"the pulsation problem seems to result from rotors that warp too easily"

Dave S., MI (2012 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"rear rusted badly and rendered the parking brake useless. Car was from PA, assume reason was salt on winter roads"

Anonymous, GA (2012 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"Needed new rotors after changing front brakes but not rear, even with normal wear and never getting a brake system warning"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)
Squeaking

"When back up rear brakes squeeked loudly."

Anonymous, (2012 Ford Edge SE Unsure)

"Needed to have rotors trimmed after 3,000 miles due to constant squeaking when applying breaks at low speeds."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"Underlying problem was also part of a Ford recall"

Diane M., CA (2012 Ford Edge SEL 3.7-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

Backup or other camera/sensors

"Backup camera sometimes very grainy or blacks out"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"backup camera would invert the visual on screen where everything was upside down"

Darren E., TX (2012 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"Back up camera goes out and a warning on screen says camera not working. We took to dealer and they say there is no problem. Soon as we get home problem reacurs"

Donald T., GA (2012 Ford Edge SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Back up camera shows the picture upside down, it has not been repaired. The backup warning does not work"

Anonymous, CO (2012 Ford Edge SEL Unsure)

"centering lines disappeared and camera doesn't operate infrequently"

Anonymous, AZ (2012 Ford Edge Limited 3.7-L V6)

"Still have issue backup camera works intermittently"

Anonymous, (2012 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"I had been having intermittent blacking out of the backup camera. Had to replace it for approximately $500-600."

Anonymous, TX (2012 Ford Edge Limted 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Back-up camera no longer displays caution bars and system no longer beeps when you get too close to an object."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"dash module shorted"

Anonymous, MT (2012 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"Blind spot/perpendicular traffic sensing module casing cracked and in time caused sensor failure. Mfg claims cracking caused by accident. I disagree. Module is inside rear bumper and the bumper does not exhibit any evidence of impact of any kind"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)
Display screen difficult to see

"Under some daylight conditions the screen can be utterly useless----complete white-out from glare"

Anonymous, VA (2012 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)
Display screen freezes up

"Display screen would freeze up and therefore you could not control many of the things on the screen, including setting the clock, changing the radio station, using the bluetooth etc"

Margaret C., NY (2012 Ford Edge SEL 3.7-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

"The computer module failed and needed to be replaced. This was a known issue that Ford told us about but they wouldn't replace the module at no charge. I had to pay for it."

Anonymous, CO (2012 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"System just stopped operating. Module was replaced to fix the problem"

John B., SC (2012 Ford Edge)

"Screen went blank and the entire information center console screen had to be replaces"

Anonymous, MO (2012 Ford Edge SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"back up camera was showing picture upside down. $ 800.00 to replace and get fixed."

Roy T., CA (2012 Ford Edge Limited 3.5-L V6)
Hardware replacement

"GPS software and main screen functions stopped showing up on the screen."

Anonymous, (2012 Ford Edge SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The screen went inoperative causing no touch screen control of heating, A/C, radio, CD, bluetooth etc. The heating and AC could be controlled with the driver's dash/steering wheel controls. The screen and computer unit were replaced and covered by warranty. There have been no issues since replacement."

Anonymous, (2012 Ford Edge Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace the screen on the in dash display."

Anonymous, MI (2012 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Entire MyFordTouch system went out 8 days after warrantee expired"

Dick H., FL (2012 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"It started two or three years ago having the GPS system and interactive screen go out. Since the screen went blank I could not change Use GPS,AC, see backup on backup camera, or other screen functions."

Anonymous, (2012 Ford Edge SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"GPS navigation system stopped working. Required a replacement system to be installed at no cost"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Ford Edge SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"It has not been resolved. Reoccurs everytime a different iPhone enters the vehicle."

Anonymous, IN (2012 Ford Edge Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"we had to pay $100 for a software update."

Anonymous, IN (2012 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"ongoing incompatability between SYNC and iPhone requires too numerous to count updates and trips to dealer. Trying to install updates myself is impossible. Directions are obscure and do not work"

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"When I switched to iPhone 6, the address book would not pair up"

Anonymous, AL (2012 Ford Edge Limted)
Radio

"It changes channels on its own was told can not fix it if they don't see or hear it happen. Has been doing this since I bought it"

Arnita C., OH (2012 Ford Edge Limted 3.7-L V6)
Software update fixes

"the SYNC took 3 times to repair"

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Ford Edge SEL 3.7-L V6)
Voice control commands

"Does not understand commands rear view camera not working"

J C., NJ (2012 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"The voice control commands were not easy to use. By that I mean I would say call XXX in office and it would say something like call office? It always take two or three times or yeses and nos before I can get to what I want the voice command to do"

Valerie J., MD (2012 Ford Edge SE 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

Alignment

"Camber could not be correctly aligned because of the age and rust on the adjusting bolts."

Anonymous, MI (2012 Ford Edge SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Uneven tire wear indicated alignment problem"

Dave S., MI (2012 Ford Edge Limted 3.7-L V6)
Ball joints

"the ball joints were worn badly, the dealer wanted much more to repair than our regular mechanic . Had repair done at private repair shop(not dealer)"

Anonymous, MI (2012 Ford Edge 3.5-L V6)
Power steering leaks

"High pressure hose from pump to rack leaking, had replaced"

Anonymous, MO (2012 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"Tie rod end (outer) failed to point of danger in 200 mi."

Anonymous, (2012 Ford Edge SE 3.5-L V6)

"PS line from fluid reservoir on front of dash to PS rack and pinion started leaking. Left oil on floor. $400 repair."

Lou O., TN (2012 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"While having oil changed in the Edge, they found a leak in the power steering line - it was successfully repaired within a week"

Anonymous, OR (2012 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"Leak from oil pan and from rear suspension strut noticed by non-dealer service shop while having flat tire fixed. Both covered by warranty, but surprising on vehicle with under 20,000 km, and not caught by regular dealer maintenance"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Ford Edge SE 3.5-L V6)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"Intermittent loss of power steering. Power Steering Pressure Line CDN$226 Labour CDN$278"

George A., AB (2012 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"Steering was very hard. Independent auto shop drained the power steering fluid and refilled. Working OK now."

Anonymous, IL (2012 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"Power steering hose was leaking and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, IN (2012 Ford Edge SEL 3.7-L V6)

"Dealer insisted that the hose be replaced though I told him it was not the problem. (I am an experienced do-it-yourselfer). After the hose replacement did not cure the problem, I had to have the pump replaced. Ford customer was extremely difficult"

Wayne H., MA (2012 Ford Edge 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"One of the hoses was leaking and replaced. Less than a month later the pump failed losing all fluid."

Anonymous, IL (2012 Ford Edge)
Shocks or struts

"Strut bearings have failed 5 times the first at under 7000km. First 3 were warranty fixes then a $700. repair with 2 year warranty, Service tech said have them changed before warr. ended but they failed in less than a year. Terrible reliability"

Dave M., SK (2012 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"Strut mount bolt was corroded which allowed front hub to slip and caused clunking noise. Appeared to be defective bolt."

Anonymous, CO (2012 Ford Edge Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Needed replacement after 110,000. Car made clunking noise when turning the steering wheel."

Anonymous, MN (2012 Ford Edge 3.5-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"suspension and steering mechanisms fully replaces, partially covered under dealer purchased extended warrantee however out of pocket costs were $2300. Took a full week to repair correctly after arrival of parts"

Anonymous, CT (2012 Ford Edge)

"Front Right wheel disconnected from suspension while making a left hand turn. Required tow to dealership for repairs which cost over $2000. Not covered by warranty (over 30000 miles)"

Adam S., NM (2012 Ford Edge Sport 3.7-L V6)
Tie rods

"Loose tie rod end repaired under CPO warrantee"

Dave S., MI (2012 Ford Edge Limted 3.7-L V6)
Tire wear is uneven

"Tires were worn because of improper alignment."

Anonymous, MI (2012 Ford Edge SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Wheel bearings

"Both rear wheel bearings wore out with less then 70000 miles"

Ken V., MI (2012 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"grinding humming"

Anonymous, (2012 Ford Edge SE 3.5-L V6)

"Right front wheel bearings needed replacing before expected cost over 500.00"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Ford Edge Limted 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

12V power plug

"Plug in the back came loose and needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Ford Edge SE 3.5-L V6)
Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"Driver door open warning. Had to take it to the dealer 4 times before they were authorized to fix by Ford"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Ford Edge SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Door ajar switch needed to be replaced"

Deborah H., NV (2012 Ford Edge SEL 3.7-L V6)
Body control module

"parking position of shifter would not stay in position and seat would not move back"

R T., AR (2012 Ford Edge Limted 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"exterior lights stay on at times after car has been turned off"

Anonymous, WI (2012 Ford Edge)
Gauges

"Oil sensor module needed to be reflashed. Indicated Oil problem when there was no oil problem."

William, TX (2012 Ford Edge Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"AC system is occasionally inoperative. Turning off the system and back on resets it and it works fine after that."

Mark L., OR (2012 Ford Edge Limited 3.5-L V6)
Headlights

"One burned out, but not covered under extended warranty but other lights (bulbs) are"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Ford Edge SEL 3.7-L V6)

"My left headlight burned out. I replaced both headlights about 2 years ago, even though only one was burned out."

Anonymous, TX (2012 Ford Edge 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Interior lights

"The interior lights stayed on as the door sensor would think the driver door was open. It was off and on. So you would be driving and the interior lights would come on and the warning chimes for the door would come on"

Anonymous, IL (2012 Ford Edge SE 3.5-L V6)

"Door light remain on due to faulty door latch and rear hatch, replaced repair 2 times. Wind noise and door ajar lights"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)
Keyless entry

"Does NOT always work, sometimes have to wait few minutes then touch again, as if it is confused on what to do. Keeps locking for instance when should be unlocking"

Arnita C., OH (2012 Ford Edge Limted 3.7-L V6)
Warning lights

"did not go out"

Anonymous, PA (2012 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"Defective door latch switch caused problems with keyless entry and warning lights"

Anonymous, PA (2012 Ford Edge Limted 3.7-L V6)

"door ajar and shift into park faults"

P J., CA (2012 Ford Edge Limted 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"had door issues with the car not thinking the door was fully closed which drained the battery"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Ford Edge SE 3.5-L V6)

"Door ajar switch needed to be replaced"

Deborah H., NV (2012 Ford Edge SEL 3.7-L V6)

"Door ajar light remains on, even when driver's door is securely shut. This seems to be common with Ford Edge"

Bruce B., NC (2012 Ford Edge SE 3.5-L V6)

"Door ajar warning alarm"

Anonymous, IL (2012 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Loose/rattling heat shield

"Vehicle made noise when driving at high speeds"

Michael C., NJ (2012 Ford Edge SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Other/unsure

"Sync voice recognition will not recognize any voice. Car was in the shop for 2 weeks and when released, worked only one time. I have given up on hands-free phone USge"

Anonymous, LA (2012 Ford Edge 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"SYNC & associated functionality is a disaster. All other problems (screen, gps) tie into the fact that sync my ride does not work, requiring constant trips to dealer. Dealer is non responsive as is Ford"

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"Sync often needs a software upgrade to eliminate/mitigate malfunctions and occasional failure to operate and misunderstanding voice commands"

S E., VA (2012 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"Had to have the dealer reload the system"

Lyle S., NJ (2012 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"Went blank @ 40,000 miles. Was replaced by Ford"

Anonymous, CO (2012 Ford Edge Limted 3.7-L V6)

"Unit had to be replaced...twice"

James T., IN (2012 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"This is a system (Microsoft) that Ford has given up on and left over 10 million owners stuck with. It is a very frustrating system to use. I would bet that the system has caused many accidents due to that frustration occurring in difficult traffic"

Wayne H., MA (2012 Ford Edge 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Not user friendly; overly complicated; distracting; once settings are selected they settings mysteriously change and have to be reset; touch screen icons do not always work and need to be retouched several times; drivers dash board controls on steeri"

Anonymous, VA (2012 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"The screen locks, does not function sometimes, reboots and fails to respond"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"had to take vehicle to dealer for them to reprogram it as it would loose the original program"

Anonymous, DE (2012 Ford Edge Sport)

"Erratic operation, long time to determine current location, voice commands not accurate and locks up entire entertainment system"

Anonymous, VA (2012 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"The computer kept on just cutting out. By that, I mean it wouldn't turn on and operate. I had to go back to the dealer to get a new operating system put in"

Valerie J., MD (2012 Ford Edge SE 3.5-L V6)

"Fails to sync with Iphone quickly, but syncs with Android quickly. System sometimes freezes. GPS especially slow to start up and start navigating"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"It is Microsoft sourced, shuts down & updates even while following GPS/ car in motiion. Map data is incomplete/ way out of date, even when new and updated. Updated map data is over $200, about 2X price of dashtop unit lifetime map updates included"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Ford Edge SE 3.5-L V6)

"Screen locks up. Can't see screen. False alarms for door open. back up camera strays on"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)
Pipes

"The connection between the muffler and pipes is showing signs of rust. To replace the entire system would be cost prohibitive. There is a design flaw in the system itself that dictates entire replacement as opposed to individual components."

Anonymous, NY (2012 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

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"The sensor on the fuel door keeps going off. No screw on gas cap"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Ford Edge SEL 3.7-L V6)

"evac canister purge control valve I had to replace myself after check engine light and diagnosis"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Ford Edge 3.5-L V6)
Fuel gauge/sender

"Check fuelet intake system"

Tina T., MI (2012 Ford Edge Limted)
Fuel injection system

"Engine would occasionally jerk/miss. Had complete tuneup and fuel system cleaned. Problem solved but cost $1000"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Ford Edge Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Fuel injector stuck open, flooded cylinder and damaged catalytic converter. Covered by warranty"

Jason F., TN (2012 Ford Edge Limted 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The high pressure fuel pump failed along with the turbo."

Stephen H., MS (2012 Ford Edge Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Fuel pump

"Hi pressure pump stopped working"

Gisele Y., FL (2012 Ford Edge SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Failed at approximately 74000 miles"

Anonymous, IN (2012 Ford Edge SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Fuel inlet cap need to be check, then the engine light will come on. Then EVERY time I fill up, my car appear as if it will not start"

Tina T., MI (2012 Ford Edge Limted)

"check engine light came on, code indicated possible catalytic converter or o2 sensors. Then the light went off before we did anything."

Anonymous, (2012 Ford Edge Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Failed emissions check, $100 to diagnose, replaced part myself, took 15min to repair. Then returned to emissions test location, passed, then was able to get tag."

Anonymous, (2012 Ford Edge Limited 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

Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Panoramic Sunroof has rubber accordion glides that come off very easily. It is only cosmetic (no leaks or damage to the roof) and is a ~$10 part to fix. Seems there is no glue or anything on them and over time the rubber warps with heat, making them fall into the car."

Anonymous, GA (2012 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"Rattling in the rear, passenger side door"

Anonymous, WA (2012 Ford Edge Sport)

"Plenty of warranty repair work that was done in regards to the wheels and other items"

Darren E., TX (2012 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"Dash board rattles some"

Anonymous, CO (2012 Ford Edge Limted 3.7-L V6)

"The vehicle developed dash rattles and door squeaks that the dealer was unable to resolve. Much time was wasted without any improvement. I do not expect the dealer to rebuild the car or resolve bad design. My next car will not be a Ford"

John W., IL (2012 Ford Edge SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"rattle between front drivers door and rear door. when they fixed it only stopped for a day"

Ron O., IN (2012 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"squeaks around glove box and on the left passage side top near the trip for the sunroof"

R T., AR (2012 Ford Edge Limted 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Wind noise

"When it is windy, there is a noise that mechanics cannot figure out what it is"

Anonymous, IL (2012 Ford Edge SEL)

"More interior noise that irritates on a daily basis"

John W., IL (2012 Ford Edge SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

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

"Engine would hesitate. In the end we had to take it in for repair (and not Ford)!!!"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Ford Edge)

"The only problem was that when you put the vehicle in park, you couldn't deactivate the alarm indicating the door was closed"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Ford Edge Limted 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Rough shifting

"The vehicle shifts very hard from 1st to 2nd and also rev's the RPM's up and down when coasting in 3rd gear (40-45mph). Took it to the dealership for repair, was told a transmission flush fixed both issues and it was returned to me. The flush didn't fix either problem, given what I've found researching the problem I expect the torque converter to fail at some point and I'll have to replace the whole transmission."

Anonymous, IN (2012 Ford Edge SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"difficulty after 30k check"

Anonymous, IN (2012 Ford Edge Limted 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Upon starting from a stop the transmission would race then drop into gear. The repair required new seals which were covered under the warranty"

SUSn V., IA (2012 Ford Edge)
Slipping transmission

"Engine, transmission would occasionally jerk/miss. Had complete tune up and fuel line/cleaned, transmission fluid changed. Problem solved, but cost $1000"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Ford Edge Unsure 3.5-L V6)
Transmission computer

"difficulty after 30k trans, flush"

Anonymous, IN (2012 Ford Edge Limted 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Transmission leaks

"The transmission leak wasn't minor regarding the cost of $1,384. We have an extended warranty that covered all of it except for the $100 deductible."

Richard S., TX (2012 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"Automatic would not sense when gear was in park. Warning lights and sound would activate when exiting car even though it was in park. Several visits to dealership to correct"

Adam S., NM (2012 Ford Edge Sport 3.7-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

"Heat from the exhaust caused the seal on the right front transfer case to get hard and start letting oil leak through"

Anonymous, IL (2012 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)
Driveshaft or axle

"Overheating issue with drive shaft. Known problem in 07-08. Was only 2000 over warranty and Ford would not fix despite clear manufacturing issue"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)
Electrical failure

"Emergency blinkers failed my repair shop said repairs could be as high as 1000 dollars. I have replaced the transmission shifter, drivers door latch and the power brake booster which was covered by extended service policy. This was a bad year for the EDGE"

August S., MD (2012 Ford Edge Limted)

"factory loose wire which made car engine to quit at low speed"

William L., MI (2012 Ford Edge SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Stability control (ESC)

"The advance track warning was coming on intermittently. There was no problem with the advance track, but the computer needed to be reprogrammed to eliminate the false warning."

Richard S., TX (2012 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)
Transfer case

"New PTU replace transfer case assembly"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Ford Edge Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Power transfer unit on ford edge was expected to last the life of the vehicle, however there is no way to change the gear oil in the case. It failed due to over heating and destroyed the mid-shaft seal, causing loss of fluid. The repair was over $2200."

Anonymous, ON (2012 Ford Edge Limited 3.7-L V6)

"leaking seal. Fixed on a recall"

S E., VA (2012 Ford Edge SEL 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

Turbo or supercharger

"Had to be replaced. Covered under extended warranty that I purchased"

Lisa F., GA (2012 Ford Edge Limted 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Turbo had to be replaced under extended warranty recently and have had no problems with since"

Donald T., GA (2012 Ford Edge SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"We purchased a Ford Extended warranty. 78000-77000 the Turbo failed and the Fuel injection fuel pump failed. I called Ford customer service, made 4 calls asking if Ford would "participate" in the repair cost. Most Ford products are Turbo engines. Our Dealer made a call to Ford on our behalf. We maintained our vehicles with them and are good customers. The last telephone call I spoke with a lady in Customer service " You are not Customers we want to keep" Service was $3100 I was considering a Focus ST, I bought the VW GTI. a lost customer will cost you all future purchases and maintenance with the dealership. I cannot believe someone would do this. we keep telling our story."

Anonymous, MS (2012 Ford Edge Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Surges at 40 mph with cold engine"

Mike R., MD (2012 Ford Edge SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"We purchased a 75000 mile extended warranty. 76000+ miles the turbocharger and the high-pressure fuel pump failed. This was a $3100 dollar repair. I contacted Ford by telephone and asked them if they would participate with the repair costs. We have owned Ford/Lincoln cars and SUV. After 3 or 4 telephone calls plus the dealership told Ford we regularly use Ford maintenance. Ford told us that We were not customers they wanted to keep IT IS EXPENSIVE TO GAIN A CUSTOMER BUT MORE EXPENSIVE TO LOOSE ONE all future sales plus the bad press from unhappy customers. I was not seeking full payment. The Turbo engines are the main power plants for their cars -trucks-SUV. We would be happy with anything that recognized our repair. Note Ford completely changed their 2L turbo engine 2015."

Stephen H., MS (2012 Ford Edge Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Gate valve not working. Cost is too high to repair"

Anonymous, MD (2012 Ford Edge SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"I had to replace the turbo after 115,000 miles or so... it failed and the price from the dealership was crazy high... ended up buying turbo from 3rd party and had private mechanic put it in. i've had turbo's in the past and none of them have ever failed."

Anonymous, TN (2012 Ford Edge SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Climate System

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

What Owners Say

Automatic climate control

"Winter. Warm air half car/cold on other half in both manual and automatic. Had to look at how to fully reboot system on web. Thankfully it worked. Shouldn't have happened. Common enough system failure that gentleman who was kind enough to post it received thanks from many people. Won't be buying a Ford anytime soon. Junk."

Anonymous, (2012 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"Passenger side produced hot air regardless of setting"

John B., SC (2012 Ford Edge)

"Zone control quit working on drover side. Needed AC and got nothing but hot air.$400 to repair. Tech said this is a common problem"

Anonymous, CO (2012 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

"Fan? became extremely noisy all of a sudden and continued being noisy for 3 to 4 days. Noise subsided and is now just audible. Servicing cost and troubleshooting costs unknown Troubleshooting cost alone estimated by dealer expected to exceed 500$"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"blower stop working causing engine to over heat boil over had to be replaced twice"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Ford Edge SE 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

"Front Ford emblem is painted clear plastic over chrome. Plastic part dried out and fell off. Funny part is if you look at many Ford products (we especially notice it on Ford Edges) you will see all chrome emblem because the main part fell off. We see it all the time. Who cheaps out on their logo? Ford obviously...funny and sad. Probably saved a few pennies per unit."

Anonymous, (2012 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"Passenger rigth bottom front loose. Dealer was able to pop it back into place with no pronlem"

Thomas P., NJ (2012 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"Piece of roof trim needed to be reset"

Anonymous, DE (2012 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)
Rust

"Rist blisters on glazed steel just above windshield. Asked 2500$ to effect repairs. Body work service rep indicated it was a common occurence"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)

"Tiny rust spots show up and the dealer expressed that these might have gotten embedded while getting shipped on the rail cars"

Anonymous, MN (2012 Ford Edge SEL 3.7-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.

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

"DRIVER'S DOOR INDICATED OPEN WHEN IT WAS CLOSED"

Anonymous, IL (2012 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)
Locks and latches

"Drivers door alert would not go off went you tried to close door. $400 parts and Labor to replace latch"

August S., MD (2012 Ford Edge Limted)
Mirrors

"Small side view mirrors"

Ken V., MI (2012 Ford Edge Limted 3.5-L V6)
Sunroof

"Gasket around opening fell into my lap."

Bill B., VA (2012 Ford Edge Limted 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"engine misses or surges at 40 MPH"

Mike R., MD (2012 Ford Edge SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Oil leaks

"This month we repaired an oil leak at a vacuum pump. NAPA repair shop did the repair. $250"

Anonymous, MS (2012 Ford Edge Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"fortunately we had extended warranty."

Anonymous, IN (2012 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

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"A high dollar Interstate battery went bad after less than 2 years. I believe it is because of the electronics and lights in today's cars that keep drawing on the battery after the ignition is turned off"

Anonymous, (2012 Ford Edge Limited 3.5-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

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