Which Ford Edge year should you avoid?
This blog will list the manufacturing years of Ford Edge that should be avoided. Answers to the following questions are also provided in this blog: what are the common problems in the Ford Edge? Which year Ford Edge is good to buy? What are the specifications of the latest Ford Edge?
Which Ford Edge year should you avoid?
The Ford Edge manufactured in the following year should be avoided. Ford Edge is a compact SUV but there are too many issues that are expensive to repair.
- 2007 Ford Edge
- 2008 Ford Edge
- 2011-2013 Ford Edge
The problems in each year are explained below
2007 Ford Edge
Ford launched the first generation of the Edge in 2007. It was assembled in the Oakville Ford assembly plant, Canada. Ford sold more than 100,000 units of Edge in America Alone but many customers reported problems like gear not shifting and abnormal jerks in the transmission.
Both of them are severe issues and often require replacement of the Power take-off unit or in some cases rebuilding of transmission.
The wheel bearings on the rear wheels are poor quality. As the mileage of the Edge increases, humming noise starts to come from the rear axle. The cost of new bearings or wheel hubs is between 119 to 150 USD.
The more severe issue in the 2007 Edge is related to the brakes. The brake booster reduces the effort required by the driver to apply the brakes. It uses a vacuum from the vacuum pump and intake manifold in the case of petrol engines.
The brake booster in the Ford Edge develops an internal vacuum leak which makes the brake pedal stiff and hard to operate. Another brake system-related problem is ABS ESP inoperative because of a faulty wheel speed sensor.
2008 Ford Edge
The 2008 Edge model is the first generation model, Ford improved the production methods in 2008 to improve reliability. Some of the issues of the 2008 model are engine overheating due to a leak in the water pump, transmission failure, and engine stalling.
The engine stalling issue was easily rectified after replacing the alternator. The repair cost of the water pump can be up to 700 USD including part cost and labor. The transmission failure is the most expensive to repair.
Concerns like poor shift quality or hard engagement of gears are still present even after performing transmission rebuilds. Therefore, it is better to replace the transmission. The cost of the transmission replacement is between 5000-6000 USD.
2011 -2013Ford Edge
The Ford Edge models between 2011-2013 did not have any major problems, it’s the small problems that made using the Ford edge for everyday commutes very difficult. One of the most annoying problems is the door open warning even after the door is completely shut.
Because of this warning, sometimes the transmission also shifts into the parking gear. To fix the issue, the complete door latch assembly is replaced as the sensor is not available separately.
Some of the other common issues found in this model are power steering malfunction, sunroof inoperative, turn signals inoperative, unresponsive accelerator pedal or sudden acceleration, spongy brakes, and windshield wiper motor staying continuously ON.
The common problems can be fixed easily but the customer needs to report to dealerships for repairs and the turnaround time depends on the availability of the part.
What are the common problems in the Ford Edge?
The common problems in the Ford Edge are given below
- Airbag malfunction light- some of the Ford Edge models suffered from Airbag malfunction. Ford also issued a recall to replace the faulty driver airbags.
- Transmission- Ford transmission faults are common in all the Edge models. The years cannot be pinpointed and the fault includes problems like no gear changes or abnormal noises from the transmission.
- Rust on the fuel tanks- many customers faced this issue. The rust on the fuel tank also caused a fuel leak. Ford replaced the affected fuel tank for free but the problem is common in high mileage vehicles.
Which year Ford Edge is good to buy?
The ford Edge manufactured in the following years is good to buy- provided the service history is good.
If you are looking to buy a used first-generation Ford Edge then 2014 is the best model. There are plenty of used models for sale starting from as low as 15000 USD for the 2.0 L variant. The V6 engine variant naturally costs more. Check the full-service history and any accidental damage before buying.
The 2018 model did not have problems with the first generation of Edge. Ford greatly improved the built quality in the second generation of Edge. The transmission is good and there is a variant with all-wheel-drive with good handling.
The 2019 and 2021 models have good refinement and the ride quality is great, especially on rough roads. Ford also added features like a 360-degree camera, blind spot assist, and automatic high beam assist.
The V6 petrol engine is also reliable, it makes more than 300 horsepower which is massive for a compact SUV. power is transmitted through an 8-speed automatic gearbox and 0-60 mph is in 5 seconds.
The 2021 and 2022 are the latest models of the Ford Edge, built quality and refinement are very good. The interior has all the necessities like dual-zone climate control, heated seats, and an infotainment system with a 12-inch screen. It is a good media system despite a few connectivity issues which can be rectified in software updates.
What are the specifications of the Ford Edge?
The specifications of the latest Ford Edge are given in the table below. Ford launched the second generation of Edge in 2014. 2021 Edge is the facelift model of the second generation.
|Engine||Inline 4 cylinder and V6|
|Production years||2014- present|
|Curb weight||1774-1840 Kg|
All the engines are turbocharged, diesel engine options are only in inline 4 cylinders. The latest diesel engine is Eco blue 2.0 L. Petrol engines are available in 2.0 and 2.7 Liter displacement. The 3.5 Liter V6 engine is replaced by a 2.7 liter Eco boost engine.
Ecoboost technology in the Ford Edge is very reliable. All the engines have direct fuel injection with electronically controlled fuel injectors. The transmission options in the ford Edge are the 6- speed DCT or an 8-speed fully automatic transmission.
This blog explained the problems in the Ford Edge and also listed the good and the bad production years. Ford Edge can be a good everyday car with plenty of storage space. The NHTSA safety rating is also 5 stars. Check the production year of the vehicle before buying, it is written on a sticker placed near the driver’s door or the rear door.