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 2 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2014 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

Calipers

"sticking"

Leland W., CT (2014 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"Calipers on both back brakes not releasing causing brake pads and rotors to wear excessively between 6 and 8000 miles"

Robert G., MI (2014 Ford Edge SE 3.5-L V6)

"Front right caliper would stick and make brake pad and rotor overheat"

Kenneth A., (2014 Ford Edge Limited 3.7-L V6)

"Brake lining, rotor assembly and caliper kit was installed."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"Normal wear and tear"

Thomas U., ON (2014 Ford Edge Limited 3.5-L V6)

"It was time to replace them. Normal wear"

Anonymous, MI (2014 Ford Edge SE 3.5-L V6)
Master cylinder

"Vacuum Failure"

Kevin K., TX (2014 Ford Edge 3.5-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"Normal brake wear after 130,000 miles."

Anonymous, IA (2014 Ford Edge Sport 3.7-L V6)
Regular brake failure

"Brake booster failed. While some models were covered by a warranty, Ford failed to cover this particular model."

Anonymous, LA (2014 Ford Edge SE 3.5-L V6)
Rotors

"Pulsating Rear Rotor, Turned Out To Be Defective, Large Groove"

John M., NY (2014 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"The back brakes should not wear differently than the front brakes"

Robert G., MI (2014 Ford Edge SE 3.5-L V6)

"I had no problems with braking. Was not aware of a problem. Took the car in for an oil change and was advised that my rear brake pads, rotors and lube slides were questionable. It was not an emergency but I had the brakes fixed."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"Just tear and wear. Routine inspection"

Thomas U., ON (2014 Ford Edge Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Rotor wear and brakes not releasing after backing up and parking"

Robert G., MI (2014 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)
Squeaking

"I still think it's a wheel bearing rear driver side. dealership failed to find 1st trip. 2nd trip in they said it was excessive rust on that rotor. the machined it and it stopped for a week.... now it's back."

Anonymous, KY (2014 Ford Edge Limited 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

Backup or other camera/sensors

"back up camera goes out and says to contact dealer. Took in for check up and they told me they updated it. problem still persists. screen goes out or contains lines and blurriness on screen. occasionally the screen also says the sd navigation card needs to be put in. if I remove it and put in again it seems to be okay"

Anonymous, VA (2014 Ford Edge SEL)
Display screen difficult to see

"Not in a good spot, needs to be a heads up type of display"

Dale C., MI (2014 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"Music interface with my iphone is erratic and always starts befins hesitatingly, coming in and out for a minute or 2"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Ford Edge 3.5-L V6)

"The stereo frequently starts playing MP3 music from my iPhone, unprompted, when I first start my car. I always have to manually return the stereo back to the intended music source"

Craig P., CA (2014 Ford Edge Limited 3.5-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Incorrect location, it looses the car"

Dave R., NY (2014 Ford Edge SEL 3.7-L V6)

"The system is difficult and very distracting to use, the directions are often inaccurate and the locator icon on the screen is sometimes 2 or 3 blocks off"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Ford Edge Sport 3.5-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"The system pairs with the phone but periodically the hands free feature fails. We dial the party through the hands free feature but then need to use the phone to talk to the other party. We use the master reset and then re sync the phone and it will work for a while but then fails."

Anonymous, FL (2014 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"Dial out voice command does not work good have a problem. taking car back for repair on 5/02/2015"

Richard B., AL (2014 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"when answering phone, incoming call is very low in volume, but gradually increases.. Annoying"

Robert L., TN (2014 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"The system reset and hasn't operated well since"

Ronald H., NV (2014 Ford Edge Limited 3.5-L V6)
Radio

"The radio just stopped working. I searched a forum and it's not a completely uncommon problem. I was able to resolve it by disconnecting the battery (basically a hard reset). We've only had the car for 5 months. Waiting to see if it will turn into a warranty issue."

Cristi P., TX (2014 Ford Edge)
Software update fixes

"Our on-board radio stopped displaying the radio program in the displays. The dealer told us to download software. That we did and installed it using instructions on the Ford website. After that was done, our dash display now goes blank occasionally but the radio display now has returned to working correctly. We intend to return to the dealer and have them reinstall the software to see if that helps."

Robert L., WI (2014 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)
Voice control commands

"System rarely recognizes voice commands and usually responds inappropriately to a command"

Ron D., CA (2014 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"I might as well be speaking another language when I give a command. The "guesses" the system makes to answer my request often dont resemble my request in any way"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Ford Edge 3.5-L V6)

"Voice commands for the factory nav system are completely useless. The system NEVER fills in the same command given via voice command, especially addresses"

Craig P., CA (2014 Ford Edge Limited 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

Automatic climate control

"The car has dual system and driver side was inop"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"Difficult to control system"

John R., MI (2014 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"computer problem"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"The dual controls were not working and the car was not cooling! Had to bring the car in 3 times for this issue!"

John M., LA (2014 Ford Edge Limited 3.5-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

"Vents on driver stuck open, so air conditioning ran during defrost condotions"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Ford Edge Limited 3.5-L V6)
Heater system

"The left heating vents and blower had to be replaced because no hot air was blowing out on driver side of car"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Ford Edge SE 3.5-L V6)

"It was a defrosting issue that was resolved with a recall"

Anonymous, AL (2014 Ford Edge Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Cool air coming out of the vents"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"Lost Cool Air, Had To Add Refrigerant..."

John M., NY (2014 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

Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"When I take the car to the self car wash, as soon as water hits either the driver or passenger door (with the keyless finger sensor) the car locks and unlocks. I have to keep the keys in my pocket outside of the car. The first time this happened, I could not open the doors even though the key was sitting on the front seat. The numeric code did not work on the door, my husband had to bring the spare key from home. That wait outside of my car could have been dangerous"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Ford Edge Sport 3.5-L V6)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Left rear brake light had a melted interior, causing a failure for the rear brake lights to work"

James J., NM (2014 Ford Edge)
Headlights

"This vehicle does not have fog lights. On a very dark road with no street lights vision is okay. On a road with street lights the sides of the road are not illuminated. If I am turning into my street nothing on the side of the road is visible including animals or pedestrians."

Carl L., NY (2014 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"The driver's side headlight burned out. I replaced both headlights."

Anonymous, PA (2014 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)
Heated or cooled seats

"lumbar air bag in seat quite working"

Anonymous, MI (2014 Ford Edge Limited 3.5-L V6)
Warning lights

"Driver side door ajar warning light would illuminate sometimes even if the door was fully shut. Dealer installed a new latch to alleviate the problem."

Anonymous, NC (2014 Ford Edge Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Warning light on dash was faulty. Replacement corrected problem"

Anonymous, MI (2014 Ford Edge SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Rear brake lights not working"

James J., NM (2014 Ford Edge)

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

"The moon roof leaked some water but mostly air and it was repaired by the dealer with no problems"

Anonymous, IA (2014 Ford Edge Sport 3.5-L V6)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Weather stripping on sunroof come off completely when opened."

Mark W., NC (2014 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"When coming to a stop or slowing down and brakes are released, hear one popping sound from rear of auto"

Phillip J., NC (2014 Ford Edge Limited 3.5-L V6)

"There is a rattling noise in the front roof area when speeds are about 55mph and above. Dealer said it was a loose rubber gasket in the panorama sunroof. Gasket was replaced but noise is still there. My guess is the antenna is rattling"

Ron D., CA (2014 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"sounds like a cricket in dash"

Anonymous, PA (2014 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)
Wind noise

"Wind noise from rear when exceeding 50 mph"

Phillip J., NC (2014 Ford Edge Limited 3.5-L V6)

"left side door"

Anonymous, PA (2014 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"Can't lower windows when driving. Wind noise is awful!"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Ford Edge SEL)

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

Power steering leaks

"Power steering pump started leaking 38000 miles. I had extended warranty. Got replaced under warranty."

Anonymous, TX (2014 Ford Edge Limited 3.5-L V6)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"At 38,000 miles I had dealer check power steering. There was a mechanical, they corrected it under my extended warranty."

Anonymous, TX (2014 Ford Edge Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Just had power steering unit replaced due to it failing. Outside 36K basic warranty but under my extended warranty"

Stanley T., TX (2014 Ford Edge Limited 3.5-L V6)
Tie rods

"What ever holds the wheel on came off going down the freeway and went around and around and beat on the transmission. We came to a quick halt and had to be towed in and leave the car on our way home from Florida, the car was pack with our goodies and we had to rent a car and reload. Took a week but Ford did fix the problem and paid for some of the rental."

Anonymous, MI (2014 Ford Edge 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Wheel balance

"wheels/tires were unbalanced when car was purchased two weeks ago. Will be replacing tires."

Paul L., NH (2014 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"section above wheel well peeled off, 2 inches by 3 inches"

Rod G., ON (2014 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"The Edge is Sunset color. The exterior color on the front plastic bumper piece started to peel, revealing that the assembly plant overpainted a dark red piece. Ford absolutely insisted it was not their problem - that I had painted it. Ford finally owned up to fixing it when the owner of the dealership where I had purchased two vehicles got actively involved"

Robert C., MI (2014 Ford Edge Sport 3.7-L V6)

"Paint chips very easily along door edges and also scratches very easily on the rest of the vehicle. My old 1999 Grand Marquis has fewer scratches after all these years"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"changing temp has caused radio change. Climate control has caused windows to fog up quickly on cold day for no reason. Service is scheduled later this week on these items/"

Jim Y., NC (2014 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"I have to reboot the Navigation System from time to time"

Anonymous, MI (2014 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

Rough shifting

"after rebuilding the transmission, it was worst than before and kept getting the run around that their transmission people were backed up and to busy."

Charlotte G., MS (2014 Ford Edge SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"sensor went out. i have premium care and it was a c.p.o. the dealer was difficult; but, seems to be difficult for anything ...tuttle click in san juan cap is a mediocre group with miserable employees"

Douglas S., CA (2014 Ford Edge Limited 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

Cylinder head

"Cylinder head temp sensor needed to be replaced"

Stephen W., IL (2014 Ford Edge Limited 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.

What Owners Say

Glass defects

"after purchase, in spring noticed several fine scratches in windshield and rear window and 1 mirror. Only noticed when sun hits in a certain angle. Ford claims someone scratched windows and no defect. I have never had an issue with glass on a car for"

Anonymous, IL (2014 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"rebuilt but it still has same oroblems"

Charlotte G., MS (2014 Ford Edge SEL 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

Oil leaks

"Oil leak from front engine cover, being fixed under warranty"

Kevin M., AB (2014 Ford Edge Limited 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.

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

Engine Cooling

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

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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Recalls
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FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
Jan 09 2015
If the fuel pump fails, the vehicle may stall without warning, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) notified the agency on January 8, 2015, that they are recalling certain model year 2014 Ford Escape vehicles manufactured April 15, 2014, to May 8, 2014, and 2015 Lincoln MKC vehicles manufactured April 21, 2014, to May 15, 2014. On April 30, 2015, Ford expanded the recall to cover an additional 45,505 vehicles, including certain model year 2014-2015 Ford Transit Connect vehicles manufactured November 11, 2013, to August 29, 2014, 2014-2015 Ford Fiesta vehicles manufactured April 10, 2014, to June 17, 2014 and 2014 Ford Edge vehicles manufactured April 30, 2014, to May 21, 2014. Improper nickel plating of components within the fuel pump may result in the fuel pump failing.
What should you do:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel pump, free of charge. The recall began on February 27, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 14S30.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V005000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 54543
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT
Jul 02 2014
If the halfshaft and linkshaft become disengaged while driving, power will no longer be transmitted to the wheels, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash. Additionally, if the parking brake is not applied before exiting the vehicle, the vehicle may roll away despite the transmission being placed in 'Park', increasing the risk of injury to exiting occupants and bystanders.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles manufactured September 2, 2010, to November 30, 2013; 2013-2014 Ford Taurus and Lincoln MKS vehicles manufactured August 25, 2011, to November 30, 2013; and 2013-2014 Ford Flex and Lincoln MKT vehicles manufactured September 12, 2011, to November 30, 2013. In the affected vehicles, the halfshaft retention circlip may not have been properly installed, and as a result, the halfshaft may move outward and disengage from the linkshaft while driving and without prior warning.
What should you do:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles to make sure that the halfshaft is properly retained. If it is not, dealers will replace the linkshaft and also replace the halfshaft if it shows evidence of spline damage, free of charge. The recall began on August 4, 2014. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673. Ford's number for this recall is 14S10.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14V393000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 83250
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