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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 4
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,391 miles

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2011 Ford Edge electrical problems

electrical problem

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2011 Ford Edge Owner Comments (Page 12 of 24)

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problem #243

May 072015


  • 23,000 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Ford Edge. While driving at approximately 45 mph, the interior lighting remained illuminated and the door locks unlocked independently. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer or repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 23,000.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #242

Mar 232015


  • miles
The contact owns a 2011 Ford Edge. The contact stated that the door ajar warning light and dome light illuminated continuously. The contact mentioned that the doors failed to lock while the vehicle was in motion. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Lithonia, GA, USA

problem #241

Mar 092015


  • miles
The driver door ajar alert would not go off and neither would the interior lights even though the door was shut. The lights would stay on while driving and the doors would not lock once I started driving either since it was saying the driver door was open. I'm waiting for the batter to just die since my interior lights stay on for a long time after I shut and lock my doors because the driver door ajar alert never goes off. I've called multiple dealerships and they won't cover it because there is no recall on it. There needs to be a recall on this issue because I don't know if my door is every really shut, my interior lights will only go off after I've been driving for a few minutes and the doors won't even lock right!

- Wapakoneta, OH, USA

problem #240

May 262015


  • 60,256 miles


Drivers side door ajar light on. Interior lighting will not turn off. User can't lock doors while driving. Dome light stays on draining battery.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #239

Jul 012014


  • 38,000 miles
The driver door latch sensor (driver door ajar) will not go out after closing the door. The interior lights stay on and the doors will not lock because of it. This is a safety issue since anyone could just walk up and open your door since it will not lock. I had the same issue with my 2008 Edge this is a known problem that has been going on for years why is nothing getting done about this to make them put a recall out for the problem?

- Joliet, IL, USA

problem #238

Dec 272012


  • 35,326 miles
The door ajar light remains on when the door is closed. Currently this is the 3rd time this has occurred. The first was the driver door which occurred in December of 2012. The latch was replaced by the local dealer under warranty. The second occurrence took place in September of 2014. This time the driver side passenger door malfunctioned. The latch was replaced at owners expense. Currently the driver door again is malfunctioning. Each time the door is closed the door ajar light remains on. After repeated attempts of closing the door the light may or may not go out. When on the interior lights will remain on. This seems to be a common occurrence with the Ford Edge especially the 2011 models.

- Chatsworth, GA, USA

problem #237

May 182015


  • 69,074 miles


The door ajar sensor will not allow the door to be locked while in motion. Additionally, it will force the interior light to remain illuminated after removing the key which then drains the battery requiring constant roadside assistance.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #236

May 012014


  • miles
Open or close doors sensors defective. Happens in almost all Ford Edge vehicles.

- St Croix, VI, USA

problem #235

Mar 162015


  • 56,285 miles
A right front door ajar warning is reported by the vehicle, but the door is completely shut - have to slam door multiple times to get warning to go off - overhead lights will randomly come as a result which affects your ability to see traffic at night - this problem is still on going on a daily basis - the reported cost of repair is $300 to $500 for a problem that should not be happening.

- West Monroe, LA, USA

problem #234

May 132015


  • 51,500 miles
Driver door ajar comes on when door has not been used. This prevents the door from being locked and is therefore a major safety issues. There are multiple internet reports.

- Hermitage, TN, USA

problem #233

Mar 022015


  • 95,000 miles


The "door ajar" message comes on when the driver's side door is completely closed. I cannot lock the doors when this message is displayed. This is a very serious safety feature, occupants of the vehicle could be subject to a car jacking etc.. also, the interior light stays on when the message is displayed causing my battery to drain, I had to purchase a new one $102 which I should be reimbursed for. There should be a recall on this problem considering the driver and occupants safety is compromised.

- Fairfield Twp, OH, USA

problem #232

May 042015


  • 74,000 miles
The driver door latch sensor (driver door ajar) will not go out after closing the door. The interior lights stay on and the doors will not lock because of it.

- Grove City, OH, USA

problem #231

Feb 022015


  • 24,000 miles
Driver door ajar notification stays on despite door being securely shut. Vehicle doors will not lock once car starts and must lock manually after turning engine off, locking, and restarting vehicle. Can not use keyless entry to lock from outside. Can not lock from door if vehicle running, as the locks will automatically unlock afterwards. Interior light stays on when in reverse and complicates ability to back up at night while trying to visualize objects/pedestrians that may be behind vehicle.

- Bellevue, NE, USA

problem #230

May 012015


  • 42,000 miles
The driver door states ajar even though it is not. Dome lamps and warning light.

- La Palma, CA, USA

problem #229

Mar 262014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 49,000 miles
Door ajar light stays on and doors will not lock.

- Yukon, OK, USA

problem #228

Jan 122015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
Door ajar light stays on and door will not lock.

- Fishers, IN, USA

problem #227

Apr 202015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 47,000 miles
Last week I reported a fire that destroyed my car only seconds after I saw smoke and got out. After reading all the 'door ajar' complaints I wanted to add that I too had a problem with the "door ajar" warning happening over the last 6 months or so. It wasn't continuous, sometimes when I slammed the door really hard it would go off, but when leaving the car at night in the driveway sometimes I'd have to slam the door many times for the lights on the car to go off. I found that if the door ajar warning would not go on when I started it up to drive, if I pushed the "ok" control on the steering wheel the ceiling light would go off, but the door ajar red lighted symbol on the dash would stay on. Since the fire in my car was deemed caused by an electrical source by the fire chief, I wonder if this electrical/sensor issue could have anything to do with it. I'm shopping for a new car now, and I just found the same "door ajar" problems on the 2012 - 2014 models of the Edge. Has anyone looked into the risk of fire from this issue" it seems a problem like this going on for years in the Ford Edge should be a recall and consumers should not have to foot the bill for this problem. When does the government enforce a recall on a part that continues to fail" the complaints on the nhtsb page can only be a small percentage of the actual problems, since most people don't know about the nhtsb or this page to submit a complaint.

- Wakefield, RI, USA

problem #226

Apr 142015


  • 22,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Ford Edge. While all of the doors were closed, the front driver side door ajar warning light illuminated. In addition, the interior lighting remained illuminated. The failures recurred continuously. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 22,000.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #225

Apr 232015


  • 93,200 miles
This is the 2nd time in 3 years that I have had an issue with my driver door saying it is ajar when it is actually closed. It won't lock and the lights stay on, allowing for the battery to drain if left for too long. The door ajar light will not shut off unless I repeatedly slam the door until it registers that it is closed. Besides, being a safety issue, it is hurting my shoulder because I have to keep shutting it over and over until it registers. Twice I have gone out in our garage and night and found the entire car lit up because the car thinks the door is open. And it won't lock as long as the car thinks the door is open, which can also be a safety issue. This is apparently a known issue as many, many people on the internet are reporting the same issue. This is the 2nd time I've had my car to the dealer for this same issue!

- Madison, OH, USA

problem #224

Apr 222015

Edge 6-cyl

  • miles
The driver door is not locking with the door ajar alert on. Feel unsafe while driving. Left the vehicle on an airport parking lot. The river door ajar was on even all the doors were locked. Dome lights were left on while I was gone for several days. The battery was completely drained when had to call someone for help. Thank god it happened at a secure place.

- Rialto, CA, USA

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