2008 Ford EDGE Exterior Lighting problems & defects.

If you are driving a 2008 Ford EDGE, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Exterior Lighting problems and defects. Total reports: 33.

Tail Light Bulb Burnt Out. Appears Socket Is Burnt. Dealership Said No Problem With Socket Only The Bulb. I Looked On Line And Appears A Lot Of People Are Observing Burnt And Melted Bulb Sockets On A Lot Of Vehicles. *tr

Mileage was 15000 miles. FORD EDGE 2008 problem was reported in MARLBORO, NJ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

July 09, 2009

Burnt Stop/signal Lamp Sockets On 2008fordedge. Both Left And Right Side. *tr

Mileage was 38000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMDK39C38B. FORD EDGE 2008 problem was reported in MARLBORO, NJ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Oct 10, 2010

The Contact Owns A 2008fordedge. The Contact Stated That The Right Rear Brake Light Stopped Working. When He Replaced The Light He Noticed That The Wires Had Melted. The Vehicle Was Inspected By A Dealer Who Informed Him That He Needed To Replace The Bulb And That The Failure Occurred Often In ford Vehicles. The Vehicle Was Repaired. The Failure Mileage Was Approximately 27,500.

Mileage was 27500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMDK39C38B. FORD EDGE 2008 problem was reported in SANTA MONICA, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Jan 23, 2011

Melted Rear Directional Socket. It Is The Third Time I Have To Change The Light Bulb. *tr

Mileage was 50000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMDK38C48B. FORD EDGE 2008 problem was reported in PARKLAND, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD EDGE 2008 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Apr 05, 2012

At 40,000 Miles Rear Blinker Bulb Went Out And Upon Replacement The Bulb Had Melt And The Socket Showed Heat Scorch. ford Said This Was Common On edges. At 85,000 The Same Thing Occurred However This Time The Bulbs Had Major Melt At The Base Of The Bulb. ford Says They Now Have A Tech Bulletin And Says To Use A New Part Number Bulb. Very Apparent That The Bulb Was Experiencing A High Temperature That Caused The Melt. *js

Mileage was 85000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMDK38C58B. FORD EDGE 2008 problem was reported in MIDLAND, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD EDGE 2008 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Apr 15, 2012

I Have A 2008edge With 18,000 Miles On It. One Week Ago My Left Turn Signal Stopped Working. On Investigation I Discovered The Socket Holding The Bulb Had Melted. With 13 Days Left On The Warranty I Took It To ford, They Replaced It And The Bulb. When I Got Home I Check The Right Turn Signal, Same Thing, Socket Was Burned Worse. They Are Replacing This Today As They Did Not Have Another Socket In Stock. I Am Going To Take A Picture Of This. *tr

Mileage was 18000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMDK38C78B. FORD EDGE 2008 problem was reported in FORT LAUDERDALE, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

May 07, 2012

Burnt Out Turn Signal Bulb. Upon Installation Of New Bulb I Found The Socket To Be Melted On Both Sides. Took Car Into ford Dealership Where They Replaced The Sockets And Inserted New Bulbs. A Few Months Later Another Burnt Bulb With Discolored Sockets. Changed Bulb Again. Now I’m Up To About 6 Bulb Changes With 4 Being Done By The Dealer. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 30313 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMDK39C88B. FORD EDGE 2008 problem was reported in SAGINAW, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

July 21, 2010

Rear Tail Lights Stopped Working. Upon Inspection The Bulb Connector And Socket Had Over Heated And Melted. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 45000 miles. FORD EDGE 2008 problem was reported in NASHVILLE, TN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Aug 10, 2012

I Noticed At A Stop Light, When Making A Left Turn, The Inside Indicator Was Blinking Fast, Telling Me I Had An Issue. Once Home, I Checked My Turn Signals, Driver Side Was Not Working At All. Had My Son Change The Bulb And Found The Plastic At The Base Of The Bulb Was Severely Melted. The Socket Was Darkened But Still In Working Order, Replaced The Bulb And Is Working For Now. Went To ford Dealer That I Bought The Vehicle From And They Said They Knew Nothing About This Issue With Other edge‘s. (what Ever !) I Wanted Them To Look And The Socket And Harness But They Wanted $98.00 Just To “check It Out”. And Of Course, I’m Out Of The 30 Month / 36k Warranty. Good Thing I Carry Full Coverage, Because If The Car Burns To The Ground, You Can Bet I Won’t Be Buying Another ford. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 30000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMDK39C68B. FORD EDGE 2008 problem was reported in KANSAS CITY, MO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Oct 05, 2012

Rear Tail Light Socket Is Melted. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 69000 miles. FORD EDGE 2008 problem was reported in BOISE, ID. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Nov 08, 2012

Right Brake Bulb Went Out So Took The Bulb Out To Replace It And Notice The Black/plastic Part Of The Bulb Was Melted. So I Took The Other Side Off And Found Same Issue. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 85000 miles. FORD EDGE 2008 problem was reported in FLORESVILLE, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Nov 21, 2012

Rear Tail Light Bulbs (brake/signal) Burnt And Melted In Socket Housing On Both Sides. Possible Eletrical Short Fire Hazard. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 50554 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMDK39C08B. FORD EDGE 2008 problem was reported in WEST VALLEY CITY, UT. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Dec 12, 2012

Both My Rear Turning Signal Light Sockets Have Melted. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 79000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMDK48C38B. FORD EDGE 2008 problem was reported in BLOOMFIELD, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Dec 14, 2012

Both Of My Tail Lights (brakes And Turn Signals) On Both Right And Left Rear Went Out. Upon Inspection, I Discovered That The Lights Had Melted At The Base And There Was Black Soot Covering Each Bulb And Residue In The Light Assembly From What Appeared To Be A Small Fire. I Replaced The Bulbs And Have Had No Further Issues. ford Declined To Respond To My Concern. *tr

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 80000 miles. FORD EDGE 2008 problem was reported in MECHANICSBURG, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Apr 19, 2012

Melted Rear Turn Signal Socket. It Is The Second Time I Have To Change The Light Bulb And Socket. This Is Dangerous! *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 42000 miles. FORD EDGE 2008 problem was reported in SEVIERVILLE, TN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Jan 12, 2013

Tail Lights Burn Up, Melt. Sockets Are Burned Black…… *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 50000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMDK48C88B. FORD EDGE 2008 problem was reported in BUFFALO, MN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 1 mph.

Mar 15, 2011

Rear Brake/tail Light Socket On Both The Left And Right Rear Of Vehicle Have Overheated And Melted The Plastic Around Lamp. Lamp Was Burnt Out. Not Sure What Caused The High Heat Problem. No Fuse Was Blown, New Bulb Worked In Socket. This Problem Has Happened Twice In The Last Two Months. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 68000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMDK38C38B. FORD EDGE 2008 problem was reported in URBANA, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Apr 03, 2013

Upon Driving Home Noted My Left Turn Signal Was Blinking Quickly – Which I Assumed (and Found To Be Correct That The Bulb Was Out. Upon Arriving Home, I Check The Lights. It Was Difficult To See, However, I Found The Light Bulb For Rear/backup, And Turn Signal Was Out, And Then Noted That My Left Read Lamp/bulb (larger) Bulb Was Black, Melted, And Required Plyers To Remove From Socket. It Appeared To Overhead/melt. Replacement Bulb Did Work, But Uncertain As To The Use Of The Blackened Socket. Rear Brake/tail Light Socket On The Left Rear Of Vehicle Has Overheated And Melted The Plastic Around Lamp. Lamp Was Burnt Out. Not Sure What Caused The High Heat Problem. No Fuse Was Blown, New Bulb Worked In Socket. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 76800 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMDK39C38B. FORD EDGE 2008 problem was reported in GREAT MILLS, MD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

May 01, 2013

When Replacing My Left Rear Signal Light I Noticed That The Base Of The Turn Signal Bulb Was Melted. I Removed The Bulb And Replaced With A New One And The Turn Signal Worked Fine. Even Though The Right Rear Signal Light Was Working, I Went To Replace It As Well And Noticed That It Too Had A Melted Bulb Base. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 65000 miles. FORD EDGE 2008 problem was reported in KENMORE, WA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 30, 2013

When Using The Correct Bulbs As Listed By ford, Both Rear Tail Light Bulbs Continue To Melt/burn In Their Sockets Causing Frequent Bulb Failure, Smoldering Of The Socket, And Small Fire Without Warning! Do A Simple Online Search And You Will See How Common An Issue It Is Amongst 2008fordedge Owners, Yet ford Denies All Claims! *tr

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 102550 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMDK38C58B. FORD EDGE 2008 problem was reported in WILMINGTON, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

July 12, 2013

Vehicle Rolls When Placed In Park, Vehicle Rolls Backwards On Inclines While Vehicle Is In Drive, Rear Bulb Constantly Burns Out, Strut And Suspension Failed. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD EDGE 2008 problem was reported in WESTBURY, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

July 21, 2012

Rear Drivers Side Turn Signal Lamp Went Out, When I Went To Replace Bulb I Noticed Rear Tail Lamp Turn Signal-parking Lamp Sockets Are Burnt And Would Seem To Be A Possible Fire Hazard, Other People Have Complained About Other ford Vehicles With The Same Condition. But ford Doesn’t Seem To Think There Is A Problem. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMDK49C58B. FORD EDGE 2008 problem was reported in GREAT FALLS, MT. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

July 26, 2013

Right Tail Light Went Out. Upon Attempting To Replace, Found Base Of Bulb Melted Badly. Socket Was Not Melted But Was Discolored (blackened). Checked Left Side, Same Issues. These Are The Bulbs That Were In The Vehicle When We Purchased It In 2009 (assuming They Are From The Factory). Upon Searching Various Forums, Found This To Be A Nationwide Problem. Major Concern For Fire. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 81600 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMDK38CX8B. FORD EDGE 2008 problem was reported in GREEN COVE SPRINGS, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Oct 04, 2013

My Wife And I Purchased Our fordedge Used From A Dealer, It Is The Limited Model. Drove The Car For A Few Days After Our Purchase And Everything Seemed Fine. On The Third Day I Noticed My Drivers Side Rear Indicator Lamp Wasn’t Working. On Inspection The Bulb And Socket Were Melted Together And I Was Unable To Remove The Bulb. Both Filaments In The Bulb Were In-tact. The Failure Appeared To Be Related To The Socket Getting So Hot That It Actually Melted And Failed. I Have Not Checked The Rear Passenger Side But I’m Assuming I Will Find A Burned Socket. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 129000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMDK49C68B. FORD EDGE 2008 problem was reported in CHICAGO, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Nov 13, 2013

I Discovered Both Of My Rear Brake Light Bulbs Melted In Their Sockets. The Sockets Themselves Are Burnt Black And The Drivers Side Tail Light Case Has Been Hot Enough To Melt. Both Brake Lights Keep Melting And Going Out With No Known Reason Presented By ford. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 910000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMDK38C08B. FORD EDGE 2008 problem was reported in SAN DIEGO, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 15 mph.

Nov 04, 2013

Drivers Rear Turn Signal Melted . Bulb Burnt. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 80458 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMDK48C28B. FORD EDGE 2008 problem was reported in KINGSTON, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Oct 17, 2013

The Rear Tail Light Sockets For The Tail/brake Light Lamps Are Badly Burned On Both Sides. We Noticed The Problem When We Changed The Tail Light Housing Due To Water Vapor Buld Up. Only The Right Side Had The Visible Water Vapor. Both Sides Had The Burned Lamp Sockets. The Car Was Purchased Used.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 130000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMDK36C79B. FORD EDGE 2008 problem was reported in SEASIDE, OR. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Apr 18, 2014

Making A Left Turn Using My Turn Signal, The Turn Signal Lamp On The Dashboard Started To Flash Very Rapidly. I Recognized This As A Burned-out Lamp. After Stopping I Checked To Find The Left Rear Lamp Was Not Blinking. The Basic Running Light Worked However. Upon Removing The Assembly, I Found The Lamp Socket Partially Melted And Charred. I Removed The Lamp, Which Tested Out To Be Good. The Socket Had Failed. I Then Removed The Right-hand Rear Lamp Assembly And Found That It Has Been Very Hot As Was Somewhat Charred. I Will Replace Both.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 99820 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMDK38C48B. FORD EDGE 2008 problem was reported in MOUNT HOOD PARKDALE, OR. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

May 10, 2014

Right Rear Turn Signal Was Not Working. When I Went To Replace The Bulb, I Noticed The Base Of The Bulb Had Melted, The Socket Was Slightly Deformed And Discolored With Soot. I Checked Online And Found Several Hundred Postings Of The Same Problem With fordedge Cars From Many Different Model Years. Curious How Many It Takes For A Recall.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 76000 miles. FORD EDGE 2008 problem was reported in WEST DES MOINES, IA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

May 14, 2014

Right Brake Light And Turn Signal Keep Blowing And Look Burnt

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 90000 miles. FORD EDGE 2008 problem was reported in WASHINGTON, IN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

June 01, 2014

The “driver Door Ajar” Message Continues To Go Off On Our 2008fordedge. The Door Is Securely Closed. The Lights Will Stay On Finally Causing A Complete Drain On Our Battery Last Night During The Night. This Is A Big Safety Concern As The Doors Do Not Lock Sometime Until Several Miles Down The Road. We Could Also Be Left Stranded Somewhere As We Never Know When It Is Going To Happen. We Go To Bed All Lights Are Off And Sometime During The Night They Come On. We Have Tried Several Suggestions Regarding Engine Lubricant On The Plunger, But It Is A Temp Fix At Best. This Is A Safety Problem. I Would Like To Have It Fixed By ford. Clearly If You Do Research On The Internet This Has Been A Problem With The fordedges For Several Years.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 101000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMDK49C48B. FORD EDGE 2008 problem was reported in PUYALLUP, WA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

June 10, 2014

Three Days After Passing My Annual Texas State Inspection While Driving Through Town I Initiated My Left Turn Signal Only To Have The Indicator Blink Very Quickly (not The Normal Tick-tick-tick Blink). This Had Happened A Couple Of Years Ago So I Knew One Of The Bulbs Had Burned Out On The Left Side. I Went To The Local Auto Parts Store, Purchased Replacement Tail Light Bulbs & Bulb Grease And Asked If They Could Change It Out For Me. Upon Removing The Covers, The Young Man Discovered A Fried/melted Assembly. There Is No Way To Remove The Bulb It Is So Melted In The Socket And The Socket Is Discolored From The Heat. That Must Have Been Some Power Surge To Do That Kind Of Damage.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 113000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMDK38C98B. FORD EDGE 2008 problem was reported in SULPHUR SPRINGS, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

July 05, 2014

Left Rear Turn/tail Light Is Continually Not Working. I Replace The Bulb, Thinking That Would Correct The Issue But As It Turned The Bulb Melted Into The Socket Which Had To Be Replaced. I’ve Replaced The Socket/connector 2x And Now It’s Looks Like Replacement #3 Is Inevitable. I Researched The Internet For Similar Complaints And Found Several Postings Of The Same Problem. Can Anyone Tell Me If There Is A Recall On This Issue? If Not, There Should Be One!

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 60000 miles. FORD EDGE 2008 problem was reported in URBANDALE, IA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

July 21, 2014

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