Foam Seal Between Dash and Windshield Sliding Out on Ford Edge

Problem Description and Possible Solution

Bad adhesive can cause the foam seal between the dash and windshield to slide out. To correct, the windshield must be removed, and then remove and replace the foam with new parts.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 69,505 (14,000–160,000)
2 model years affected: 2007, 2008
71 people reported this problem
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Seal between windshield and dash apparently slides in and out depending on the temperature... Looks awful! Very poor design - should be a free fix for Edge owner's from Ford - it appears there are quite a few out there with the same problem.
Seal was sticking out in a couple of places. I took it in to local dealership and the technician removed it.
The service advisor stated there was a service bulletin on this and that it called for removal.
Seems odd to me. I assume it is put there for a reason!
Foam insulation protrudes from bottom of windshield.
My husband noticed the foam seal between the dash and windshield sliding out and he just pushed it back in. I then noticed the same on the drivers side . I also pushed gently on the windshield and noticed it moves, like its not tight. Dont know if this is related or not, but I also hear like cracking sounds, pops. I always figured it was the plastic dash warming/cooling and expanding/contracting?? I havent noticed any leaks or anything, but my car stays in garage so...
First notice at about 45,000 miles; dealership repaired at no charge. It's happening again!
the foam seal is coming out inside the car, around the windshield.
I had to have my windshield resealed because it was leaking water from rain and soaking my floors, also coming from the center overhead lights which were filled with water. The windshield re-seal seemed to fix it. Hasn't been wet on car floors since. Caution: mold risk.
Foam started coming up from windshield / dash area. Took to Ford Dealer and was told I need to have windshield removed then replaced back with new foam (there was not a recall on this)....cost of repair, around $250.00. There is no wind sound or leakage, so I told them forget it and started shoving the foam back in place as it came up.
My foam seal is coming out and I called the local ford dealership and they said they just removed it drom the dash, this would leave a gap where items could fall into such as pencils, pens and more as I do have childern. 2008 Edge limited
I have also had the weather seal move up away from its proper location. I shoved it back down but doubt it is sealed correctly to do its job. Consequently, I believe the water that seeps into my front floorboard is a direct result of this issue. When I called Ford, they told me a totally new windshield would have to be ordered instead of just replacing the weather seal. In addition, they would charge me $275 to do a diagnosis first. Hmmm....doesn't seem fair when this is a vehicle defect.
Noticed foam not down near windshield. Just noticed have not gotten fixed yet.
Foam seal has pushed outward, especially in the hot temps here in Texas.
The foam is coming up from the dash from the windshield more on the driver side !! Looks horrible !!!!
foam coming out of windshield loud noise while driving from area
Foam at bottom right of windshield and dash pushing out
Same problem with the foam coming out between the window and dash board. At fist I thought there was a snake on the dash board.
lower foam piece coming out. no repairs done yet.
seal along bottom edge of front windshield protruding out
Just noticed it laying on the dash. Not sure if hot weather gas caused it. Not fixed yet. Looking for somewhere to get it fixed.
Foam is coming loose from windshield.