No warning Accelleration failure. Why isn't there a Recall?

Asked by Jun 12, 2015 at 06:06 PM about the 2011 Ford Edge SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Since this appears to be a problem most Ford Edge owners are experiencing, myself included then Ford needs to do a recall. Else we all need to get together and file a class action suit against Ford.

I was entering the highway and was doing 55 mph and all of a sudden the Ford Edge lost power and went down to a crippling 2 mph. Pulled over and let the car sit. Mad as heck cause it scared the #### out of me.  After 15 minutes the car started back up and accelerated fine. Staying off the highway. Has happened 3 times now. No one knows what the problem is with the Ford Edge. I am damn sure Ford knows what it is and our Government too but the Government won't step in and force Ford to fix this problem. . Make Ford fix the acceleration problem everyone is having with the EDGE. And they say only Republicans are in the pockets of big business, Democrats are too. Shame on them and Ford.

6 Answers


Isn't modern technology just "wonderful"?! Sounds like the accelerator pedal position sensor is bad. We no longer have a cable that connects the accelerator to the engine. It's done electronically. This is not to be confused with the throttle position sensor, located on the throttle body. The accelerator position sensor is part of the accelerator pedal assembly. You'll see a box with some wires plugged into it at the top of the accelerator pedal under the dash. What I believe you're experiencing is the sensor failing. Just like in the old days if the accelerator pedal cable broke. At least if the cable broke, that was it, you were done. It was clear what had happened and could be fixed quickly, easily, and cheaply. Ah the good 'ole days! HTH. -Jim

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

@nursejenny Hi nurse Jenny . My Ford Edge is doing the same thing on the highway . I'm afraid for my life and that of my family. when I go to the ford dealership they keep telling me nothing is wrong. I'm afraid they are going to act on this only until someone dies or gets seriously injured. Did you get any resolution ???

I too have a 2010 Ford Edge that has stalled on 3 separate occasions and the last time I coasted to the side of the road scared to death that I would cause a major accident. The mechanic could not recreate or find the problem. Never had a vehicle do that before and I won't be keeping it.

Hi! I have seen your interesting post. It happened with me this morning. The orange Adjustable wrench just lighted up. I turned off the engine and everything was fine after that. Did you experience the same? Thank you.

I put a new battery in my 08 Ford edge and I lost my acceleration

Same thing happened with my '13 Edge (32k miles) three separate times-no common occurrences other than driving around 35-40mph and weather was nice 70 degrees in Los Angeles-just out of the blue the wrench came on, accelerator shut down and i had to "cruise" to the side of the road. I was able to turn it over immediately and the issue/wrench went away on all three times. From what I read, it appears to be a throttle body issue (like the other 1.6MM Fords that had their warranties extended - escape, etc.); however, if Ford cannot diagnose the issue they cannot fix. And once a car is "restarted" the history is lost. I brought mine into the dealership within 24 hours of this happening and they could not find the code in the history (literally within 24 hours). And since it occurs sporadically, they could not duplicate and told me to continue driving until it happens again and to bring it back. So, no resolution and am told to drive until it happens again and then they'll see if they can diagnose-regardless of the commonalities between the throttle issues other Fords were having and my experience being identical. I just hope it doesn't result in a major accident because it's very likely that it will.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • loss of power while driving 129 answers

    today, while driving, the vehicle simply lost all power and had to be immediately pulled over. after a few minutes tried to start the vehicle and it worked fine. driving conditions were cold and wet...

    2010 Ford Edge Limited


    Maintenance & Repair

  • Accessory power is active - what does that mean? 10 answers

    My edge gave me the warning "accessory power is active" what does this mean

    2015 Ford Edge Titanium


    Maintenance & Repair

  • Stall and advance trac warning 2 answers

    My 2011 Edge died on me while idle at a stop light. Took it to dealer who replaced coils at 1100$.drove car home and same problem persisted. THEN they miraculously fixed warranty covered brake boo...

    2011 Ford Edge Sport


    Maintenance & Repair

  • why does my ford edge have a gas smell? 6 answers

    I recently had my gas tank repaired due to it leaking from the seam. There was a recall that ford put out but myI did have a leak in the gas tank underneath and has been repaired but still have a ga...

    2008 Ford Edge SEL AWD


    Maintenance & Repair

  • recalls 2 answers

    Is there any recalls on the vehicle.

    2006 Ford Five Hundred Limited


    Maintenance & Repair


Looking for a Used Edge in your area?

CarGurus has 52,216 nationwide Edge listings starting at $2,995.


Search Ford Edge Questions

Ford Edge Experts

#1 Sher100
Reputation 600
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 520
#3 Michael Kane
Michael Kane
Reputation 510
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Explorer
1,490 Great Deals out of 72,971 listings starting at $985
Used Ford Escape
1,703 Great Deals out of 85,752 listings starting at $995
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,156 Great Deals out of 70,017 listings starting at $495
Used Chevrolet Equinox
1,786 Great Deals out of 71,023 listings starting at $2,500
Used Nissan Murano
449 Great Deals out of 22,230 listings starting at $1,800
Used Lincoln MKX
211 Great Deals out of 13,211 listings starting at $5,638
Used Ford F-150
3,395 Great Deals out of 205,576 listings starting at $1,273
Used Ford Fusion
1,243 Great Deals out of 73,044 listings starting at $1,295
Used Honda CR-V
1,293 Great Deals out of 73,892 listings starting at $1,650
Used Kia Sorento
587 Great Deals out of 33,996 listings starting at $1,999
Used GMC Acadia
1,052 Great Deals out of 40,825 listings starting at $3,505
Used Toyota RAV4
1,108 Great Deals out of 54,819 listings starting at $1,999
Used Toyota Highlander
668 Great Deals out of 27,662 listings starting at $2,988
Used Hyundai Santa Fe
405 Great Deals out of 14,719 listings starting at $1,000
Used GMC Terrain
746 Great Deals out of 34,953 listings starting at $6,000

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford Edge SE For Sale
465 listings starting at $22,995
2016 Ford Edge SE For Sale
1,209 listings starting at $21,995
2015 Ford Edge SE For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 94 listings starting at $16,499
2014 Ford Edge SE For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 275 listings starting at $11,499
2013 Ford Edge SE For Sale
39 Great Deals out of 716 listings starting at $7,950