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Ford Edge exhaust smell in cabin

cobaltken1cobaltken1 Posts: 10
I have a 2013 Edge SEL AWD and if I have any window cracked open a little or all the way down when accelerating to get on freeway or just putting the gas peddle 3/4 of the way to the floor or all the way to the floor I will get exhaust smell inside the vehicle,anyone else have this problem?This is the first vehicle I have ever owned that does this and it gives me a headache. Not sure why it does this the exhaust pipes and tail pipes all look good with no leaks. Please Help


  • bdymentbdyment Posts: 551
    There must be a leak somewhere. My 2013 Edge Limited AWD does not have this concern. Better take it to the dealer and have it checked out.
  • ripper5ripper5 Posts: 1
    I recently noticed a smell too in my 2013 Edge. It only happens for a few seconds when I first start the car, and I would describe it as a mothball-type smell. It happens with and without the AC on.

    Would you say that's an exhaust smell too? Or something else?
  • bdymentbdyment Posts: 551
    That could be a wiff of stale air from the vent system. Vent sysem is on usually when the a/c is on or off.
  • I would say stale air for sure, mine is for sure exhaust, the smell comes in every time I hit the gas to pass or get on the freeway with windows open just a little,you should NEVER get exhaust smell in the cabin while driving.
  • bbri549bbri549 Posts: 1
    I have a 2013 Ford with the cabin exhaust smell during acceleration. I have my in the repair shop twice. Fords response is we are aware of the problem. During the meantime my wife which is asthmatic and it effects her asthma. I had a lab take air samples and the fumes is carbon monoxide. Which appears to coming from the catalytic converter. per ford
    I would push hard on your ford dealer on making ford resolve the problem.
    I have put ford on notice to fix the problem are will have to look at my alternative option.
  • I have the same car and i am facing the same problem, i report and they recall the car and made some adjustment to the exhaust but it didn't work, then they said it is a program issue and they are waiting for an upgrade to solve this problem, after a time they said it is a common problem in all edge car and they are looking for a solution.
  • Well I took my Edge in for service and told them about the exhaust smell coming in the cabin,they told me they found some stickers on the exhaust put there by Ford and they took them off and it was fixed,Well I left the dealer and guess what its NOT fixed the exhaust is still coming in when under hard acceleration when passing or going up a long hill,70 percent gas or more.Not sure what to do now,we took the edge on vacation and the smell was so bad at one time me and my wife got sick and had to stop for the day and go to a hotel.I will let my dealer know and see what they say before calling a lawyer. By the way there head mechanic and I went for a ride and he confirmed what I was telling them and he did smell it.
  • ask123ask123 Posts: 2

    I have a 2013 ford explorer. When I accelerate to get on the highway or around cars the exhaust comes in the cabin. It’s been so bad that I have to roll down the windows. I am concerned for the health of my family. I have had my car in and out of the shop more than a handful of times. Only 2 of the times did the service department document my exhaust issue. I was advised that ford is aware of the issue but has no idea how to repair it. Were any of you able to get your vehicle repaired?

  • ask123ask123 Posts: 2

    Do any of you still have your ford vehicle with the exhaust issue?

  • Do not worry about the burning smell because as the tobacco companies they have internal studies that the fumes do not cause damage.

    Ford sent me this letter.

  • Ford got the problem of having the exhaust gases into the cabin when accelerating when the cabin pressure is reduced though a rear gate. they modified the exhaust nozzle but still the smell comming especially when theres a cross wind.they really proved how bad designers they are....the problem can only be solved moving this gate to another location away from this location.Also i realized that this is only exist with the conventional A/C control panel where the fresh air vent is controlled manually.All owners of this car not to be quite and raise the issue to the limit
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