This problem has occurred twice now. Mileage was 12,454 when I took it into the Dealer to have it checked out yesterday. First, on the freeway when I went to pass a slower vehicle, and second, when I went to change lanes in crowded fast traffic. When I mashed the gas pedal to the floor, my Edge downshifted, took off like the proverbial jackrabbit, and then the engine lost power. The engine resumed running normally when I raised up on the gas pedal, but when I repeated the steps described above, it did the same thing again. Frustrating and dangerous to say the least.
The Dealer asked if any warning lights showed on the dash? None that I noticed! They weren't able to duplicate the problem on the test drive. I asked if they had "stomped" the gas pedal to the floor? The Service guy asked me, Is that what you did? Yes, I replied, that's what I told you when I brought it in!
The Service guy at that point said there's a safety feature built into the Edge. It involves a "Rev Limiter, the computer, and the transmission". Given what I was doing, the "system" was preventing the transmission from downshifting from 6th gear down to, say 2nd gear, which would have damaged it severely. So don't do that anymore!
Is this BS, or did I just have a serious discussion? Has anyone had a similar incident, or experience? Please tell me one way or the other. Thanks for your help.
P.S. I would think the Engineers would have designed the tranny to not downshift more than one or two gears, given what the actual vehicle speed might be at the time. Sounds reasonable to me.