We’re a top rated local Ford Edge repair services shop in San Leandro, CA. We also serve the greater East Bay Area including Castro Valley, Hayward, Oakland, and San Lorenzo, CA. The Ford Edge is a popular crossover sports utility vehicle that was first introduced in 2007.

The Ford Edge continues to prove to be a popular crossover SUV option for many Americans selling approximately 85,465 units in 2022 alone. Previous years have seen sales figures well above 100,000 units since 2007. The Ford Edge is popular among consumers because it is easy to drive, it provides better fuel economy than other SUVs, and it has more space for passengers and cargo compared to sedans and hatchbacks.

Like most vehicles, the Ford Edge may encounter some typical car problems during its lifetime. No matter the year, consumers tend to report the same types of problems consistently.

So, if you are planning to purchase a Ford Edge, what are some of the common issues that you may need to address during your vehicle’s lifetime?

Let us take a closer look at some of the most common problems that Ford Edge owners experience.


Major Tune-Up

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Brake Replacement

Is it time for new brakes? Are you hearing any squeaking or screeching coming from your car? It may be just your brake pads, or you might need a complete brake replacement. Just bring your car in or have it towed to our shop and we’ll take a look.

Electrical issues

Many people who own the ford edge have complained that they have electrical issues that have cost them hundreds of dollars to fix. The most common electrical problem is the “Door Ajar” warning light not turning off even when the door is closed.

If all the doors are closed but the “Door Ajar” light is still on, then there could be a short circuit in the dome light, a door switch stuck in the “on” position, a short circuit in the anti-theft system, or there could be some electrical wires exposed.

If the “Door Ajar” light issue is not resolved, then you may experience battery drain, doors that will not lock, and a key fob that will not lock or unlock the doors.

Transmission problems

Some Ford Edge owners, especially those who own the 2008 year model, have reported experiencing problems with their transmission. Some people have reported that their transmission slips from a higher gear to a lower gear on its own, a transmission that shudders and shakes, and complete transmission failure.

Faulty brake booster

A faulty brake booster can cause the brake pedal to feel extra stiff and hard to push down, increased stopping distance when braking, and it can produce a loud hissing noise. In extreme cases, sometimes the brake booster completely breaks and causes a brake system failure. Any problem with the brake booster requires immediate attention from a certified mechanic.

Flexplate issues

The flexplate is responsible for connecting the output of the engine to the input of the torque converter that you would typically find in an automatic transmission. For a manual transmission, you have the flywheel. The Ford Edge is known to have some issues with these parts. Any problem with the flexplate or flywheel and it can cause the vehicle to suddenly stop. Also, minor flexplate issues can greatly reduce fuel efficiency.