Ford has been on a bit of a roll of late in creating appealing cars, such as the Fusion, Focus, and Mustang. The redesigned Edge five-seat crossover shows a dynamic polish and upscale cabin that befits a prestige-branded model. Deserving of a "Most Improved" trophy, the Edge brings newfound handling agility, interior refinement, and overall premium feel to the nameplate, turning it into a competitive midsized SUV.
Alerts
There are 4 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

We expect the 2022 Edge will have about average reliability when compared to the average new car. This prediction is based on data from 2019 and 2020 models. Select the used car model year to see reported issues with those similar past models.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for over 300,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2021 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA 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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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2018 Ford Edge owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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

Display screen freezes up

"The dealer installed a software update but that did not fix the problem. They ordered a replacement part and we are waiting for it to arrive at the dealership. Other than that the Edge has been fine."

Bradley W., OH (2018 Ford Edge SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"On a long trip the display screen stopped working. We stopped the car and turned it off, waited a little while and turned it back on. Rebooting seemed to fix it."

Anonymous, TX (2018 Ford Edge Titanium 3.5-L V6)
Hardware replacement

"Replaced screen"

Anonymous, CO (2018 Ford Edge Titanium 2.7-L V6 turbo)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Inaccurate data, wrong addresses, buildings 5 years old not in system. No available map updates available and I'm told none are planned. Routing is inaccurate. Data compared to a Garmin 61 that I installed because the in vehicle system is so unreliable."

Anonymous, CO (2018 Ford Edge SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"System gives only 1/10 of a mile warning to make turns. System keeps reminding to obey traffic laws. System after you ask it to cancel route, asks you if you want to cancel route, have to answer yes or no. How annoying and stupid. The final straw is when I saw oil leaks and after 3 hours the dealer said the plastic oil pan is leaking and it would take 2 weeks to get to it."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Ford Edge Sport 3.5-L V6)

"The GPS sometimes displays an icon indicating it's not working. The map still displays, but the location indicator wanders off the route. Once, on a trip to Tampa, the display showed me in the middle of Tampa Bay. When the GPS stops working, so does Android Auto. If I stop and shut down for a while (more than 20-30 minutes),the system works normally. This only happens intermittently on the first startup of the day."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Ford Edge Titanium 3.5-L V6)
Radio

"The antenna module failed suddenly and had to be replaced, under warranty."

Anonymous, PA (2018 Ford Edge Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Routine software updates

"when the car needs updates I have to take it in to service"

Anonymous, MI (2018 Ford Edge SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"I don't know if the nav system update installed properly, since no notification of successful installation is provided. There is no noticeable change in the maps displayed."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Ford Edge Titanium 3.5-L V6)
Software update fixes

"Clock not working. Stored information lost."

Bradley W., OH (2018 Ford Edge SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Voice control commands

"Voice control is as convoluted as the GPS. Amazing the weird answers it provides to simple queries."

Anonymous, CO (2018 Ford Edge SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

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

"Sunroof leaked. Twice."

Anonymous, TX (2018 Ford Edge Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Wind whistling from one or more of my windows. I experience this only on very windy days, but lately, we have quite a few of them."

Anonymous, (2018 Ford Edge Sport 3.5-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"rattle in sun roof, evidently a loose part was floating around in a track"

Dick H., FL (2018 Ford Edge Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"I'm disappointed with the high number of rattles that our Edge has."

Jeff H., CO (2018 Ford Edge Sport 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"a rattle in the dash"

Anonymous, MI (2018 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"Frequent rattles throughout the interior at all times."

Anonymous, MI (2018 Ford Edge Sport 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Cluster rattle very annoying (temperature dependent); moonroof shade rattle; underbody rattle at freeway speeds; front end body rattle when closing door."

Anonymous, MI (2018 Ford Edge Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The rear mirror & sensor assembly was not installed properly.The rattle was terrible under some road conditions. It took 4 trips to the dealer before thy figured out what the problem was & corrected it. I don't blame the dealer. I blame Ford."

Anonymous, OH (2018 Ford Edge Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"When the car was first purchased, I noticed that a squeaking noises were coming from under the vehicle. I brought it to the dealer and road test with inspection indicated that clips for the under body shields where loose. They ordered the parts and replaced both under body shields. No problems since repairs were made."

Anonymous, MA (2018 Ford Edge Titanium 3.5-L V6)

"Makes unidentifiable and a variety of noises when we drive it. It also makes a noise when we close the back gate."

Gary T., NY (2018 Ford Edge SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Wind noise

"It sounds to me like a door is ajar"

John M., MI (2018 Ford Edge Titanium 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

"engine light stayed on. Technician said it was the voltage regulator"

Anonymous, MI (2018 Ford Edge SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Oil leaks

"The oil pressure valve seal and the oil filter seal were leaking a small quantity of oil."

Anonymous, MA (2018 Ford Edge Titanium 3.5-L V6)

"The oil gasket needed to be replaced. It was repaired in one day under warranty."

Anonymous, NJ (2018 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"Oil pan started leaking because the oil pan seal was defective"

Anonymous, MD (2018 Ford Edge Sport 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"The oil pan was leaking oil on our Edge with the 2.7 engine. The dealer ship repaired this at 6,949 miles. Now with 11,006 miles on the Edge it is leaking again at the oil pan and goes back for the same repair next week. I wonder if the use of the plastic oil pans now is the underlying cause. Our 2014 F150 with a plastic oil pan has had a oil pan leak repaired at the dealership too. Although that appears to be a successful repair the first time."

Jeff H., CO (2018 Ford Edge Sport 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"on Two occasions while being serviced dealer found front oil seal was leaking, Repaired u/warranty. June 2019 and Mar 2020"

Anonymous, CA (2018 Ford Edge Titanium 3.5-L V6)

"About 10 months after purchase, I noticed spot oil leaks on my driveway. Took it to the dealer, they diagnosed an oil pressure sensor leak, corrected the problem by replacing the sensor and filter. No problems since it was repaired."

Anonymous, MA (2018 Ford Edge Titanium 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

Doors or sliding doors

"The right rear door window would squeal when rolled up or down. It was starting to mar the window glass. I took it to a Ford Dealership for warranty repair. The dealership replaced an interior window guide. The squeal persisted so I took it back and had them fix it again. The problem is now solved."

Anonymous, CO (2018 Ford Edge Titanium 3.5-L V6)

"door was poorly fit at OEM"

Anthony H., TN (2018 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)
Glass defects

"Scratched glass at dealership"

Anonymous, NH (2018 Ford Edge Titanium 3.5-L V6)
Locks and latches

"Rear hatch door did not latch tightly and problem light showed open. Fully repaired under warranty."

Anonymous, NB (2018 Ford Edge SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Tailgate latch not operating correctly. Dealer is repairing under warranty."

Anonymous, WA (2018 Ford Edge SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Hatch wasn't closing properly. Had to open and close the hatch several times before it would close properly."

Kenneth C., NJ (2018 Ford Edge)

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

Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"light bar on rear deck lid leaked and filled with moisture/water"

Albert W., CO (2018 Ford Edge Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Headlights

"The vehicle cannot have fog lights installed, yet the dealer told me we could get aftermarket fog lights."

Anonymous, WI (2018 Ford Edge Titanium 3.5-L V6)

"Lights not bright enough. Had replaced with after market bulbs. Ford dealer could not remedy this problem."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Ford Edge SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Interior lights

"The dashboard lighting is comically deficient, cheap. The absence of sufficient accessory lighting puts the driver at serious risk when attempting to adjust the AC temp or fan while moving."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)
Warning lights

"WARNING LIGHT INDICATED THAT THE WARNING FOR HILL START ASSIST AND PRE COLLISON WARNING WAS NOT AVAILABLE. FORD'S TECH FOUND THE PROBLEM WAS A DEFECTIVE SENSOR THAT WAS REPLACED AND THE PROBLEM DISAPPEARED"

Anonymous, NY (2018 Ford Edge SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

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

Shocks or struts

"I don't know if I have picked the right problem but we feel every bump in the road. Our ten year old edge drove smoother than this one, which is why we purchased another one. This one also makes all kinds of strange noises right from the day we drove it home. We were looking for a model higher than the one we purchased. The dealer said that this one had everything our old one had and more. It does not. We are very disappointed with Ford. We always buy American but this very expensive purchase has not shown that it was a benefit this time. WE HAVE ONLY HAD THIS VEHICLE FOR TWO MONTHS."

Gary T., NY (2018 Ford Edge SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Lots of noise initially but when checked by dealership, repairs done under warranty. Fords warranty's actually worth the money!"

Anonymous, AB (2018 Ford Edge Titanium 3.5-L V6)
Tie rods

"Made a noise when I turned - rubbing noise"

Anonymous, MI (2018 Ford Edge SEL 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Fixed by dealership."

Anonymous, AB (2018 Ford Edge Titanium 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 molding under the driver side front wheel was loose at time of purchase. At highway speeds it made an annoying flapping sound."

Anonymous, (2018 Ford Edge Titanium 3.5-L V6)

"The problem occurred the first day I drove it on Interstate, ie 70 MPH. I pulled over on first off ramp thinking I had a purse strap hanging out of the door and flapping in the wind. I couldn't find anything. In taking it to the dealership, there is a undercarriage, carpet like molding on the the car and when it gets wet, gets flopping in the air current, thus making the resistance noise. The head service person said they replace them all of the time. The last time I took my car in for service, they were short, I believe there are 6-8 of these "flanges" and only had about half replaced."

Anonymous, (2018 Ford Edge Sport 3.5-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Dirt under paint on right rear door.Repaired under warranty . Very happy with repair. Area repaired was vey small. Less than 1 square."

Anonymous, ON (2018 Ford Edge Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Flaking paint spots on read hatch door. Door fully repainted under warranty."

Anonymous, NB (2018 Ford Edge SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Normal routine brake wear

"Brake pads wore out"

Anonymous, CO (2018 Ford Edge Titanium 3.5-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"the brakes felt soft when I took it in to have the tires changed so they checked it and said to take it back to the dealer it would be covered by warranty"

Anonymous, ON (2018 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)
Rotors

"it was noticed when I got my tires changed that the rotors were scarred so they had to be re milled"

Anonymous, ON (2018 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

Cylinder head

"Still being diagnosed but may be due to production problem at Mexico engine factory"

Anonymous, OR (2018 Ford Edge Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"Car had a timing issue from low oil pressure due to faulty oil pump. Metal in engine caused failure"

Anonymous, AZ (2018 Ford Edge Titanium 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)

"Ford puts cheap batteries in their cars. I've had a Lincoln, Fusion and now this Edge that the battery runs down for no reason and needs to be replaced. Along with the battery problem are significant design flaws. You could not open the Edge's doors because everything is electric so you couldn't open the hood to jump it. The Lincoln had those stupid push button gears so you couldn't put it in neutral to push it out of the garage to jump it. The dealership advised me to call the Ford assist number and have a truck drag it out of the garage. This is the last ford product I will ever buy and am getting rid of it as soon as possible."

Gregory S., IN (2018 Ford Edge Sport 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

Transmission sensor or solenoid

"Trouble indicator came on. Went to dealer. Diagnostics gave 2 codes that indicated torque converter locking up. Traced to solenoid that was sticking."

Anonymous, ON (2018 Ford Edge Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

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

Transfer case

"Leaking seal covered by warranty at 2700 miles."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Ford Edge Titanium 3.5-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

Exhaust

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

Climate System

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

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.

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Recalls
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SERVICE BRAKES, SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Aug 11, 2020
A ruptured front brake hose will cause a brake fluid leak, lengthening the distance needed to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2015-2018 Ford Edge and 2016-2018 Lincoln MKX vehicles. The front brake hoses may rupture prematurely.
What should you do:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front brake hoses with the new hoses that have a revised braid material, free of charge. Parts are not currently available. An interim letter notifying owners of the safety risk was mailed September 21, 2020. A second letter will be sent once parts are available, which is expected to begin April 15, 2021. Owner notification letters were mailed on May 13, 2021. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20S42.
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: 20V469000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 488594
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
Sep 11, 2018
If the doors open in the event of a crash, there is an increased risk of injury.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2018 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles. These vehicles may have door striker bolts that are shorter than intended. Vehicles with shorter door striker bolts fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 206, "Door Locks and Door Retention Components" potentially resulting in the doors opening in the event of a crash.
What should you do:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the door striker bolts, free of charge. The recall began October 18, 2018. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18C06.
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: 18V612000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 503
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Aug 20, 2018
An electrical arc can increase the risk of a fire.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2018 Ford Edge, Lincoln MKX, 2019 Ford Flex, and Lincoln MKT vehicles. The power supply cables at the starter and the alternator may not have been properly secured, possibly resulting in an electrical arc.
What should you do:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the alternator and starter motor power supply cables to verify that they are properly secured, correcting them as necessary, free of charge. The recall began September 26, 2018. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18S25.
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: 18V548000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 87
POWER TRAIN
Jun 11, 2018
If the torque converter weld studs fail, the torque converter will not be connected to the engine flexplate and the vehicle will lose the ability to move, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Ford Edge and 2017 Lincoln MKZ vehicles. On vehicles with 2.0L gas engines and six-speed automatic transmissions, the torque converter weld studs may have been inadequately welded.
What should you do:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the torque converters, free of charge. The recall began on July 5, 2018. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17S16 (S2). Note: This recall is an expansion of recall 17V-427.
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: 18V390000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 25
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