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Ford Edge Coolant Leak Recall


The Ford Edge, a popular midsize SUV, has over the years been embroiled in a series of recalls related to coolant leaks and head gasket failures. These issues, affecting various models ranging from 2016 to 2019, have raised significant concerns amongst owners and potential buyers alike. Pervasive coolant leaks, some even seeping into the engine, and head gasket recalls across multiple years highlight a pattern of mechanical problems that Ford has struggled to adequately address. This article will dive deep into these recalls, shedding light on the full extent of these issues, their potential dangers, and how they impact the overall reliability of the Ford Edge.

If you leased or purchased a defective 2016-2023 Ford Edge it is very likely that you are entitled to compensation.  Contact Cali Lemon Lawyers for a free Ford Lemon Law case evaluation. ¿Hablas Español? Contáctenos ahora para recibir más información.

Understanding The Coolant Leak Recalls

The Ford Fusion coolant leak recalls involve serious issues related to the cooling system of the vehicle. The recalls primarily concern a defect where the vehicle may develop a coolant leak from the engine cylinder head, potentially leading to a crack in the head due to overheating. This can cause coolant to leak into the engine, which can, in turn, lead to engine failure or even a fire in severe cases.

Recalls are usually issued when a manufacturer identifies a consistent defect that compromises the safety or functionality of a vehicle. In the case of the Ford Fusion, the manufacturer detected the risk associated with the coolant leak and issued a recall to prevent further damage or potential hazards. When a recall is announced, owners are typically informed and the issue is corrected free of charge at authorized service centers.

Several model years of the Ford Fusion have been subject to this type of recall. This issue can manifest as a low coolant warning, an overheating engine, or visible coolant leaking underneath the vehicle. It’s important to note that any signs of a coolant leak should be addressed immediately by a professional, as they can quickly lead to more serious engine issues.

2016, 2017 and 2018 Ford Edge Coolant Leak Recalls

Recall number 20V469000 affects Ford Edge models from 2015 to 2018. The recall pertains to a manufacturing defect in the head gasket, which may cause coolant to leak. This, in turn, can lead to engine overheating and a loss of power.

To understand the gravity of this issue, it’s crucial to understand the role of the head gasket in a vehicle. This vital component is a thin piece of metal that seals the combustion chamber from the coolant system. A failure or defect in the head gasket can lead to serious engine damage.

In this particular recall, the head gasket was not designed or manufactured correctly, thereby allowing coolant to leak out of the engine. Over time, this leakage could lead to engine overheating and potentially cause a fire, presenting a substantial risk to vehicle occupants.

If you own a Ford Edge from the years 2015 to 2018 and notice any signs of coolant system issues — such as a loss of coolant, overheating, or white smoke emanating from the exhaust — it is strongly recommended that you contact your local Ford dealer for service. Importantly, this repair is free of charge under the recall.

Ford has issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) regarding the Ford Edge coolant leak issue. This bulletin provides dealers with detailed instructions on how to inspect and repair the head gaskets on affected vehicles.

For Ford Edge owners or potential buyers concerned about the coolant leak issue, it is advised to contact your local Ford dealer for more detailed information. This proactive step could save you from future hassles and ensure the longevity and reliability of your Ford Edge.

How You Can Check if Your Ford Edge Has a Recall

Even though Ford representatives have chosen to notify owners about the issues, Ford is recalling certain vehicles, not all of them. Therefore, you must identify if yours is recalled or not, and you might not know how to do that.

A recall happens when either the manufacturer or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (also known as the NHTSA) identifies a safety risk with a vehicle. The risk does not allow the mentioned vehicle to comply with the minimum safety standard, for example, the Edge is having issues with the driver’s seat belt retractor, which may not function properly during a crash.

If the driver’s seat belt retractor doesn’t work when you’re in a crash, you could get serious injuries, which is why you and all owners may contact Ford to get their recall information. Furthermore, you could check the NHTSA website to see if your vehicle has any open recalls.

The seatbelt assembly problem is not the only one these vehicles are having, so you should get yours checked out as soon as you can. Even though it’s a daunting process, if you get Ford’s number and the company is recalling your vehicle, you could be able to get it fixed without paying anything, and you would be safe while you’re on the road.

Having open recalls means that your vehicle is included in the ones Ford is recalling. Nonetheless, to make sure, you can either check the NHTSA website, get Ford’s number and contact customer service, or check the NHTSA’s social media accounts (mostly Facebook and Twitter), as recalls usually appear there as well.

If you have any further questions, you can always contact Ford customer service to get more information. Another option is to go to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website and plug in your car’s vehicle identification number, which allows you to see if your car has any recalls or not.

You Can Contact Ford Customer Service

After many people reported the coolant liquid leaking into the cylinder, the Ford company started receiving multiple complaints, so if you’re having any issues, you can contact customer service.

Since some vehicles fail to comply with the minimum safety requirements, owners may contact Ford, and even tell the customer service staff about the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration campaign number (20V469000), which might help the person determine if they have any recalls or not.

You should be safe while you’re driving, and you shouldn’t have to pay to repair issues that shouldn’t have been there in the first place. If you’re having coolant liquid leak into your third cylinder, get Ford’s number as soon as you can, find out if your vehicle has any recalls, and try to get it fixed.


Ford is very famous for its high-quality vehicles, but Edge, Escape, Bronco, and other owners have reported many issues. There haven’t been recalls on all of them, but the company is recalling certain models. If you’re having problems and you need help from an experienced legal team, contact Cali Lemon Lawyers for a free consultation today!

Comments (23)
  • My Ford Edge has that coolant leek. I’ve been told my long block needs replacement because of this leek. They want to charge me $8,900. basically replace the motor. I bought the 3 years ago and still owe $10,000.00 on it. I feel so ripped off. I’ve been reading how many others are in my position and something should be done. This isn’t fair.

  • Phillip A Leonard

    I have a 2018 edge with coolant leaking into cylinder…Ford sais it need new engine which is approximately 6000.00 dollars..Ford knows of this defect and should fix this.

  • Hi

    I have a 2017 or on England 67 plate Ford edge I’ve notice the fluid level dropping only slightly I’ve topped up and it went down a little again but only down to the minimum line is this the standard level they are designed to sit at or have I got the start of the issue above? The vehicle has less than 60k on the clock but my mrs also uses the air con a lot would thistle contribute to a little extra usage of coolant?

    Are the British made ones still Assembled with the USA made parts?

  • We had a Ford edge that leaked coolant into the engine. The engine was going to cost 10 grand to replace and with a rebuilt engine. We traded the car in for a 12 grand loss for a Toyota. With this recall could we be entitled to get money back from ford.

  • I just found out 2 days ago my 2017 Ford Edge has coolant leaking into cylinder 1. The dealership is saying my long block has to be replaced. 8000.00 I keep up on maintenance and repairs as necessary. I feel Ford should be responsible for the repairs as it sounds like it was a faulty you design or from manufacturing. No fault of mine. Does anyone know if there is indeed a recall for this issue?

  • Just got call they need to replace engine, 2 weeks out and 8161.53 to repair. Coolant leaking into block engine. I gave number of recall 20V469000 and they told me, no, there is no coolant recall. Will never get For again. How can they say there is no recall when it is a known issue and there is a recall number?

    • The exact same thing happened to me last July. I hadn’t even owned the car a year yet, but extended warranty ran out due to kms… so i still owe $22K on a car I cant drive and cant afford to fix. Ford also told me there was no recall and to try to trade it.

  • I just found out this morning that my 2019 Ford Edge has a coolant leak in the number 2 cylinder. For the service department to actually do a diagnostic and look at the car; is not until August 24th. One month away. There isn’t any recalls on my vehicle. I was leasing this car and just bought it a few months ago. It doesn’t even have $23K miles on it. Ford should be responsible for all the repairs and after doing research today; it looks like they need a recall for sure.

  • i have 1 2016 edge and same thing has just happened to me. Needs new engine. 79,000 miles and extended warranty just expired in january.

  • Mee tooo. 2017 Edge and coolant issue replacing 8k for engine.


  • Dexavier Sturdevant

    My 2018 Ford Escape had a coolant leak into my cylinder and the dealership wanted to charge 8,000 dollars for a new engine. I left the dealership and took it to a local shop and they found me a new motor with only 11,000 miles on it and I believe it had a one year warranty. I bought the engine last year and now the coolant is leaking in it also. I will never buy another Ford. This is ridiculous that so many of us are having the same problem.

  • 2016 Ford Edge with 72,000 miles, coolant leak, dealership says long block has to be replaced, $8,000.00. Wash, rinse, repeat.

  • I bought a 2018 Edge in July. This past week the engine light came on. Same thing – coolant leak into the engine. It is a few months out of the time warranty but under the 60k miles. Let’s see what the dealership will do here.

  • I have 2017 ford edge 2.0 4 cylinder. I have same problem coolant leaking into #2 cylinder. Took it to my mechanic and he said it’s the head gasket leaking, don’t know if the head damaged yet or not.

  • got my 2016 ford edge less than a year ago and my car cannot even be driven right now, was quoted a new engine rebuild by Ford for 8,000 dollars all while i still owe 22,000 on my car. This is beyond frustrating and completely unfair. I’d rather be without a car and no car note than be dealing with this.

  • My granddaughter’s 2018 Ford Edge that I bought from my father’s estate and gave to her when he passed away also has the coolant leak in the number one cylinder and only has 57,000 miles on it and was less than 30 days out of warranty. Ford will not assist with any repairs at a cost of $7200. We do not have money to fix it. Ford should’ve recalled this engine. Our family will no longer buy any Ford’s or recommend their trucks for towing RVs even though we have loved our F350. Any help this lawsuit can make our, we would love to join in on.

  • Bought 2018 Ford Edge New. Hit 100,000 miles and had to replace motor because coolant leaked in it. Paid 7000.00 for new motor. Have put 5000 miles on new motor and it’s going back to Ford because check engine light just came back on. This has been the worse car ever.

  • I’m in the same situation! Ford quoted me 8000 for long block replacement and I was at 78000 miles and hadn’t had the car long.I bought it used and have kept up maintenance. Warranty had just ran out also. They knew this was a problem when selling these cars! This is wrong on all levels! We should get free replacement. People should be compensated! I will never buy a Ford again and I tell everyone I speak to!

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