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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

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2011 Ford Edge Owner Comments (Page 13 of 24)

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problem #223

Feb 022015


  • 45,000 miles


Door ajar warning. Doors do not lock automatically nor will they lock with lock control on door or when in motion. Only possible way to lock doors is the remote on the key when car is stopped.

- Warren, MI, USA

problem #222

Apr 202015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 47,000 miles
While driving less than 5 mph in my driveway and turning to park, I noticed a thin stream of smoke coming from under the hood on the driver's side, about 3/4 way up the hood toward the windshield. I stopped, turned the car off and got out. Within seconds the car was filled with white smoke and the same white smoke started pouring out all sides of the hood and the front grill, fire was dropping from the engine onto the ground, and within about 30 seconds the front of the car went up in flames that were shooting 10-20 feet into the air. 2 minutes of exiting the car it was fully engulfed with 20-30 ft flames and thick smoke the fire department arrived in about 5 minutes and put the fire out. The car was completely destroyed. I notified Ford of the incident and they advised there were no recalls or similar problems with other Edges. I have photos of the destroyed car the day after and also still have the car if there's any reason to inspect it.

- Wakefield, RI, USA

problem #221

Apr 202015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 42,000 miles
Ford needs to recall the door latch & ajar switch assembly. This is the second time this assembly has failed and I know numerous others with Ford with same assembly that has failed in other models. When they go bad you don't know if the door is shut or open, the interior lights won't go out (thus drawing on the battery), and you can't trust the sensor to know if the door is shut and locked or not. It is a bad design from the start with this part. If they don't want to recall every car and replace, then they need to offer an unlimited warranty that they will fix for free if/when it does fail (and need to reimburse people that have already had it fixed).

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #220

May 012012

Edge 6-cyl

  • 32,000 miles


Door sensor ajar will not go off. Unable to lock your doors while sensor states ajar. Has been to Ford dealership many times. The dealership has said it fixed issue but the sensor went bad again. However, after warranty expires. This needs to be recalled and fixed. It is a hazard to your safety not to be able to lock your doors.

- El Paso , TX, USA

problem #219

Apr 172015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 49,050 miles
Defective sensor in drivers door latch. Doors won't lock while car is in motion and interior lights stay on while car is driven or after it is parked.

- Creve Coeur, MO, USA

problem #218

Apr 012015


  • miles
Door ajar light comes on all the time and prevents doors from locking also interior light stays on.

- Hallowell, ME, USA

problem #217

Jul 232014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 58,963 miles


Door ajar light for drivers side stays on continuously even when door is closed properly. Interior lights remain on until a certain speed is reached. When vehicle is not in use the interior lights turn on and off as if the door were being opened and closed. I have replaced the battery once and have yet to replace the door switch.

- Opelika , AL, USA

problem #216

Feb 182015

Edge 6-cyl

  • miles
Door ajar light comes on. Door is shut tight. Doom lights stay on for awhile and doors can not be locked when car is running.

- Three Rivers, MI, USA

problem #215

Mar 202015


  • 69,000 miles
Our Ford Edge gives us the door ajar notification upon putting the car in drive and at random times when driving. The doors are all closed when this happens. The overhead lights come on and will not turn off as long as the door ajar warning is on. Sometimes, the problem can be corrected by slamming the driver door a few times. Other times their seems to be no remedy. Other than being extremely annoying, we believe this to be a serious safety issue. The overhead lights make it difficult to see out of our vehicle at night, and if there ever really was a door ajar, we wouldn't know.

- Norfolk, VA, USA

problem #214

Feb 072015


  • 55,299 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Ford Edge. The contact stated that the door ajar indicator remained illuminated after the doors were closed. As a result, the interior lighting remained illuminated and the automatic locks malfunctioned while driving. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but no diagnostic testing was performed. No repairs were made to the vehicle. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 55,299.

- Chicago , IL, USA

problem #213

Mar 252015


  • 81,293 miles


I started getting a message driver's door ajar even though the door was closed. This did not allow the car to lock properly (two beeps instead of one beep). Also, the interior light did not go out. This is now occurring when I get into the car and try to drive off. This doesn't happen every time, however is now happening more and more often. Sometimes you can lock and unlock the door lock several times and the message will go out and the interior light will go off. Sometimes the only way it will go out is by slamming the door. I have read several others that are having the same issue. It seems to me this should be something that should have a recall if so many customers with different Ford/Mercury vehicles are experiencing. I have an appointment to have the dealer look at my car tomorrow. I can't continue driving it with these hazards.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #212

Oct 012014


  • miles
Ford Edge door ajar light continues to stay on. From the research I have done this is a problem this car has had. This should have a recall.

- Woodstock, GA, USA

problem #211

Apr 072015


  • 29,000 miles
Dolor on driver side dont clase by beeper and alarm wont set. Afraid is damaged door look mecanism. Alredy changed 2 times before with warranty now expired. Alarm activated when door open cant drive car.

- San Juan, PR, USA

problem #210

Apr 022015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 31,500 miles
<> when closing the driver's door, I get a "door ajar" message, even though the door is fully shut. I can get the message to go off if I slam the door repeatedly, but sometimes it takes two or three slams to get it to go off. This can be a serious safety issue when I'm not able to get the message to go off. If it occurs at night, I have to drive with the interior lights in the car on. I'm also concerned about the driver's air bags being able to deploy in an accident, if the sensor thinks the door is open. This problem really warrants a recall to address this issue.

- Olathe, KS, USA

problem #209

Jun 182014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 42,000 miles
The "door ajar" warning light comes on intermittently and has drained the battery at least 4 times over the past 10 months. The dead battery has left me stranded on several occasions.

- Lebanon, NH, USA

problem #208

Feb 232015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 76,000 miles
Door ajar warning light comes on every time we get into the vehicle and never goes off no matter how many times we close the door. Doors do not lock as car begins to move. Dome lights stay on for extended period when we start driving and after we have parked the car at end of trip. Back up camera doesn't function some of the time, and it never functions completely as it should. Car horn goes off at random times while car is parked with no one near it. It is a random sounding honking, not the consistent honk it makes when the panic button is pushed. Radio sometimes will not turn on, and sometimes when radio is on while driving, it won't turn off, even after car is turned off, key is taken out, we get out of car and lock it. Syncing system doesn't work right. Phone calls disconnect randomly. Battery warning light comes on sometimes when we turn car on; and dash display is delayed or doesn't come on. We have not had the car stall or start a fire as yet, but are afraid that may come next, as we have ready the many complaints about the 2011 Ford Edge problems and have found so many people have documented these exact complaints we have listed, and others have had the very dangerous stalling or burning problem. How we hope these problems will be investigated and Ford will be forced to fix these dangerous problems before someone is injured or killed because of them. How can Ford not have addressed it yet?!

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #207

Jan 052015


  • 38,000 miles
The 'door ajar' warning light will not turn off when all doors are closed (particulary occurs when entering the driver door).

- Cinnaminson, NJ, USA

problem #206

Aug 012014


  • miles
The driver side door ajar light stays on.with the light on, the door is not locked when you are driving. This then becoming a safety concern. After much research I am finding out this as been an on going problem for quite some time, and Ford has done doing nothing to fix the problem.

- Blaine, MN, USA

problem #205

Jan 012015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
The driver side door ajar light stays on.with the light on, the door is not locked when you are driving. This then becoming a safety concern. After much research I am finding out this as been an on going problem for quite some time, and Ford has done doing nothing to fix the problem.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #204

Mar 032015


  • miles
Front driver side door senor is not recognizing that the door is closed. It takes numerous attempt in order for the door to be recognized by the electrical system that it is close. This is a huge inconvenience and draws a lot of unnecessary attention. In asking around, I know several other Ford Edge who have encountered this issue as well, I firmly believe this to be a defect.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

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