Common Problems You Are Likely to Experience with Your Ford Edge
Already a darling in the mid-size crossover SUV segment before its release, the Ford Edge was well received by consumers when it finally hit the market in 2007. It was introduced in January 2006 at the North American Auto Show, but it wasn’t until December 2006 when Ford Edge models got into dealer showrooms as 2007 model. If you’re one of those people who got a Ford Edge, here are some common problems you might encounter with your ride:
Transmission and Wheels
Some owners of Ford Edge complain about a leaking seal on the axle shaft and/or Power Transfer Unit PTU cover, which can cause either transmission fluid leaks red fluid or PTU fluid leaks brown fluid at the axle area. Such problem can be fixed by replacing and reinforcing the seal on the affected area.
There are also Ford Edge owners who are bothered by clicking noise coming from the wheel area as the car runs. This is caused by too much clearance between the wheel can and the plastic wheel cladding. If during troubleshooting you find out that the plastic cladding is already loose, the problem can be solved by replacing the wheel.
A recall was issued by Ford affecting 2012 and 2013 Edge models equipped with a 2.0L engine due to potential gasoline leak. According to the recall notification, “a crack may develop in the fuel line pulse damper housing and could result in a fuel odor, weepage, or a continuous leak while the fuel system is pressurized.” Fuel leak in any automobile can result in fire or explosion. Ford dealers are asked to replace the affected fuel line with a unit that isn’t fitted with a damper.
Adhesive and seal problems
There were also reported problems with bad or substandard adhesive that can cause the foam seal in between the windshield and the dash to slide out. Correcting this problem can be kind of difficult as you may need to have the windshield removed and the foam replaced with a new one.
Some Ford Edge owners also have issues with the adhesive for the foam blocks in the headliner. Such adhesive can fail, causing poor fitment of the headliner as well as possible rattle around the sunroof area. This can be remedied by accessing the headliner and, with the help of zip ties or cable ties, re-securing the foam blocks to the brackets.