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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 19 of 24)

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problem #103

Jul 282014


  • 48,000 miles


The door ajar light remains on all the time, elluding to the driver's door being open, when it is not. Will not allow me to lock my doors when driving, making it unsafe and wearing down my battery.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #102

Aug 112013

Edge 6-cyl

  • 29,030 miles
Door ajar warning light stayed lit at times, closing the door a little harder stopped working. Now the warning is constant and my doors will not lock while driving. All interior lights stayed on until it drained the battery. With new battery the only way the lights eventually shut off is if the car is locked, but the lights do stay on for extended periods of time before shutting off. Dealer claims the battery saver kicks in and shut the lights off "eventually" this is not the case if you leave the vehicle unlocked over night.

- Lancaster, PA, USA

problem #101

Jul 012013

Edge 6-cyl

  • 84,683 miles
The "door ajar" warning on the driver door is constantly illuminated. Not sure if it I safe to dive vehicle.

- Dublin, CA, USA

problem #100

Mar 032014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles


When the driver side door is shut, the drive side door warning light stays on. It will not go out until the vehicle is turned off. Once the vehicle is turned off, the interior lights stay on for several minutes. We have to check the vehicle periodically to be sure they turn off. When vehicle is parked outside and no one is near the vehicle, the alarm will go off intermittently. This happens during the day and at night. It seems to have started after the driver side door warning light started staying on. Our vehicle is out of warranty. When I called my local Ford dealer, they stated they see the problem with the driver side door warning light a lot but there is no recall on it. The repair can be as much as $500.

- Bonner Springs, KS, USA

problem #99

Jul 262014


  • 31,500 miles
Door ajar sensor does not work properly on the driver's side front door. The sensor says the door is ajar, but it is not, and will not go off even after opening and closing the door several times. The interior lights stay on, which is a hazard when driving at night.

- Wauwatosa, WI, USA

problem #98

May 202014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 28,000 miles
Driver door ajar error.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #97

Jul 092014


  • 60,000 miles


The alarm comes on for no reason. The front driver panel says the rear left door is open, even after closing it repeatedly, the panel still says the rear left door is open.

- Tyler, TX, USA

problem #96

Oct 012012


  • 28,000 miles
Door ajar switch was replaced by dealer at one year of age as door ajar alarm caused doors to unlock and interior dome lights to come on- it is difficult to see at night with interior lights on. New switch lasted two years(original switch was replaced at one year). Now in 2014 the switch is defective again!. safety concern on night driving with interior lights on (there is no way to turn them off other than removing the bulbs!) and security concerns as when door ajar comes on the doors automatically unlock! Ford engineers need to drive in detroit at night and say this is not a safety issue! or feds need to drive in DC at night and say this is not an auto safety issue!cops tell me to turn off interior lights at night driving!

- Afton, VA, USA

problem #95

Jul 112014


  • 47,000 miles
I loved everything about my 2011 Ford Edge limited AWD, I've had it less then two months. Then one morning as I was commuting to work I lost power to my Edge. The weather was clear approx. 68 degrees, a beautiful Friday morning I was driving I felt a jolt like a kick in the transmission that was followed by a flash of the tool symbol & "AWD off? on my front instrument panel. I lost acceleration power. I had nowhere to pull off on the side of the road and had just came out of a sharp curve. All I could do was put the Edge in park. Turn off, then turn back on, it started right up luckily. The next day my husband took the Edge to a Ford dealership. The service dept. Hooked up the Edge and found no problems/errors/codes. Although they said it is probably the throttle body, since they have had several Ford Edges come in with the same problem. I have googled ?losing power while driving my 2011 Ford Edge? and didn?T relies that this is the #1 problem with Ford Edges, you would think that Ford would do something about this. After reading all the comments I saw information on the ?throttle body" being replaced. Several people posted their Edge had a code P2111 or P2112 (pertaining to the throttle body). I called Ford and they told me this would not be covered under warranty. Help! I have a small family now I'm scared to drive!

- Ripley, WV, USA

problem #94

Jun 022014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 145,500 miles
Door ajar lights constantly on saying doors are open. Lights stay on because it thinks doors are open. Cannot lock from keyless entry pad. This happened about a year ago not sure of date that's why I didn't list. It is drivers door again and rear passenger door. Two at a time! rear door is hardly used. Very disgusting and costly repairs again.

- Watsontown, PA, USA

problem #93

Jun 242014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 31,000 miles


At first, about a week or so ago, door lock sensor indicated right front door not closed. Warning appeared on dash. Automatic locking at 10 mph ok happened for a while, but within past few days, auto lock does not happen. In fact, if door locked manually after starting, all doors automatically unlock within seconds--whether vehicle parked or in motion (with ignition on). In short, locking doors is not possible and all doors are unlocked while driving. Locking doors is only possible when vehicle is parked and motor is off.

- Arlington, VA, USA

problem #92

Mar 012012


  • miles
The door ajar comes on & doors will not lock. Dome lights stay on longer. This happens daily!!!!!

- Commerce City, CO, USA

problem #91

May 302014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
Driver door latch reports door ajar when door is closed. This prevents doors from being locked while moving. This causes dome lights to stay on after parked and inability to use touch lock features.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #90

Dec 172013


  • 60,000 miles
Driver door says it's open when it's not.

- Clarksville , TN, USA

problem #89

Jun 202014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 44,000 miles
The door latch sensor says door is ajar. Doors can not lock, and dome light stays on. Ford refuses to acknowledge the issue, however this problem is common place.

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

problem #88

Jun 122014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 39,950 miles
This first happened the day after having the car serviced at a Ford dealership. My wife said she got in the car, shut the door as usual and started the engine. Immediately, the door ajar warning light came on showing the driver's door being ajar. She opened & closed the door numerous times, and finally the warning light went off. A week later, this is still happening at various times with no rhyme or reason. Also, when exiting the car and attempting to lock the door by using the swiping motion on the door handle, which has worked like a charm since we drove it off the dealership lot in September 2010, the door does not lock, nor does pressing the last two buttons on the keyless entry pad. Once again, open the door - shut the door one or more times, and it works. Looking at several others that have taken the time to look-up how to post a complaint on this site, I would think it would be time for Ford to step-up to the plate and offer a free fix to those with this problem. While this may not warrant a full recall, I think it is enough of an issue for Ford to address by replacing the defective sensor and not just a "cleaning" that is only a temporary fix.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #87

Jun 012014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
Driver's door latch reports door is ajar, which prevents car from locking doors when car is moving. Other side effects - can't use touch-lock features, lights are staying on after car is locked etc.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #86

Mar 202014


  • 21,288 miles
Driver door ajar light comes on when door is closed as well as while vehicle is moving. Interior as well as puddle lights come on. Frequent slamming if door to trigger sensor does not work. Unable to turn lights off. Prohibits doors from locking while vehicle is in motion. Serious safety concern.

- Lancaster, PA, USA

problem #85

Apr 012014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 44,000 miles
The car is sporadically not detecting the driver's side door being closed. This engages the "door ajar" indicator which is linked with the latching mechanism which is linked to the locking features. This happens daily and the door needs to be frequently opened and closed to attempt to get the sensor to recognize that the door is actually closed (which it is). Periodically, the indicator will not clear which makes the vehicle unlockable while driving as it has the automatic lock feature at 10-12 mph. Even when manually locking the doors while driving with this "door ajar" indicator activated, the doors will unlock themselves because it believes the door is open. When parked and when this happens, you can only manually (fingers or key fob) lock the vehicle but the factory alarm system will not activate as it thinks the door is open. This is an unsafe condition and needs to be recalled.

- Kent, WA, USA

problem #84

May 262014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 26,500 miles
Vehicle displays driver side door ajar. No matter what you do to close the door, it wont turn off. It doesn't allow the doors to be locked when driving and the alarm to go off constantly. This in effect causes you to get a costumed to your alarm going off and not really knowing when it is legitimate. Also if another door is ajar you can get so used to seeing the "driver door ajar" light that it can be confused for any other door. Including a rear door with children passengers. I've read hundreds of the same complaint. Ford needs to issue a recall.

- Tampa , FL, USA

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