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Computer Problems Ford Edge
chocobear posted a topic in 2013 Edge & MKXMy 2013 Edge is having computer/software problems. If I turn on the wipers (with rain on windshield), the wipers do not turn off unless I stop the engine. The automatic light setting, also turns the lights on - and when I get into sunshine - they will not turn off, until I stop the engine. This started after a software update done by my local Ford dealer. We have tried another software update, but still have the same problems. The Ford dealer indicates that they can attempt to find the problem - at $100. per hour. They don't seem to have any clue what could be causing this. Has anyone experienced this type of computer/software issues ?
2007 less than 80K
bjohnson52375 posted a topic in LoungeMy girlfriends 2007 ford edge w/ 78000 miles was brought into a ford dealer today after the car started to stutter and lose power. Over the speed of 45 the car was not drive-able. Dealership said the coils overheated, melted the cylinders...etc. Said they would need to replace them and cars computer to the tune of 2500. Dealership said if it was a computer problem it would be covered under the warranty but if a coil issue it would not be covered. I saw some posts of other edge owners that seem to have this same issue. Any help, suggestions or documentation we can give the dealership would be appreciated
Excessive Battery Drain when being towed by RV
rdhilgeman posted a topic in Recalls, TSBs & WarrantyI just purchased a new Edge specifically for towing behing a motor home. With less than 600miles on the car, I left for a trip. I followed book instructions exactly and have towed other vehicles for over 200,000 miles without an incident. I have towed a vehicle for days behind the motor home and never experienced a dead battery. When I arrived at my destination, the battery was totally dead and I had to call AAA to start. When I returned home a week later, I once again was greeted with a totally dead battery. I have experienced the tailgate opening 3 times while unattended, the parking lights coming on a half dozen times for no apparant reason, the radio being dead one day and ok the next, the car recognizing my key and unlocking the door for me only to sound the alarm when I opened the door, and the automatic day/night mirror deciding it was night time in the middle of the day. The Dealer believes that the "odd stuff" that has been going on all relates to when the battery went completely dead. That effects the computer and strange things can happen. At this time, the car has been at the dealer the past 10 days with no cure yet in sight. We have determined (Dealer and myself) that the battery drain is coming from putting the car in the Accessory position in preparation for towing. Initial battery drain runs about 6 amps/hour and long term drain (after initial hour) is running about 3 amps/hour. This is enough to totally drain the battery in no time at all. For those RVers who consider towing an Edge, I would recommend that you have the Dealer test the car you are purchasing for excessive battery drain when in Accessory position. We checked one other new Edge with the same accessories on the car as mine and it too had the same excessive drain. I have contacted Ford and am awaiting for a solution. UPDATE: Just received information from Ford Dealer that the drain of 6 amp and 3amps on the battery in the accessory position is the standard draw for the Edge. That means that anyone wanting to tow the Edge behind an RV can expect the battery to go dead in about 8 hours. I am now being told that I should stop the vehicle every 2-3 hours, start the car, go through the gears, and run it for around 10 minutes. REDICULOUS. Do not purchase an Edge until Ford corrects the problem if you plan to tow it behind an RV. My research has indicated that the amperage draw should not exceed .5 Amps even on the new, computer driven autos.