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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 4
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,607 miles

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2011 Ford Edge electrical problems

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2011 Ford Edge Owner Comments (Page 2 of 25)

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problem #472

Nov 092015


  • 60,000 miles


The sensor in my driver side door warns me that my door is "ajar" when all doors are shut. When this warning is on, I am not able to lock any doors in my vehicle (neither in motion nor parked) and I often travel with toddlers. The dome lights are also illuminated so it is almost impossible to see on the road at night.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #471

Oct 312016


  • 110,000 miles
Coming to a stop, putting vehicle in park, warning to put vehicle in park even though its already in park. It also has the door ajar problem I temporarily fix with spray lube

- Stockton Springs, ME, USA

problem #470

Oct 012016


  • 50,000 miles
Drivers side door ajar warning light is on, even when door is closed. Door locks will not work, dome light stays on. This is a safety hazard when driving at night since reduces night vision as well as allows the doors to be opened by anyone.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

problem #469

Oct 192016


  • 105,000 miles


Drivers door ajar warning light comes on instrument panel even after door is shut firmly. Must open and shut door several times to clear this warning. This problem was repaired once under warranty on 12/20/2012. Problem has returned this past week of since 10/19/2016. Original owner of vehicle.

- Redding, CA, USA

problem #468

Oct 082016

Edge 6-cyl

  • miles
My driver side door indicator came on and at first it would take me a few times shutting the door for it come off. Now its to the point where it does not turn off and keeps the interior lights on until I drive forward a bit, then turn off. That's not good at night for sure. Now when my car is locked the panic alarm goes off all times of the day and night. I was driving down my driveway (thank goodness) one night and the lights turned on and the car started dinging for the door. Why is this something that is not recalled"?" it is dangerous for the light to stay on at night and especially if my door really isn't latched. I don't see why I should have to pay something out of pocket that I didn't break or have control over breaking. Please help fix this........

- Waterloo, NY, USA

problem #467

Nov 122015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
The driver side front door sensor is bad, which keeps the door ajar light on at all times, and keeps the overhead lights on for an extended period of time, which drains the battery and is also dangerous when driving at night. Had the dealer "fix" the issue by doing a cleaning/cycling on the electrical part of the latch, but it only lasted a few months and now the problem is back. Ford does not seem willing to address the issue as a safety concern - unsafe to drive with overhead lights on, and it drains the battery, which has caused other issues for me, including having to replace the battery well ahead of its intended useful life.

- Hinckley, OH, USA

problem #466

Oct 172016

Edge 6-cyl

  • 91,000 miles


Door ajar warning message on while driving or parked. Causes interior lights to stay on 10 minutes before turning off when parked. Interior lights will turn on and alarm horn will sound intermittently when parked. I pulled the fuse for the horn relay, don't know when it will sound. I feel it's unsafe to drive without a horn. While driving doors do not lock in fact they unlock after locking them with lock switch.

- Woodbury, MN, USA

problem #465

Oct 172016


  • miles
I have already filed a complaint back in 2014 concerning the drivers side door switch. This week I received a recall notice and was elated only to find out that the recall was my Ford Focus and Ford Fusion not the Ford Edge! the Focus and Fusion are being recalled for the exact same switch that the dealer charged me $389.24 to fix in my Ford Edge.

- Sandston, VA, USA

problem #464

Apr 102016


  • 43,000 miles
The dome light comes on while vehicle is on movement and creates a night driving hazard. The doors will not lock which is a major safety issue. The false door ajar signal prevents the driver from recognizing a real door ajar situation.

- Buena Park, CA, USA

problem #463

Oct 082016


  • 70,000 miles
Door ajar warning light does not go off when all doors are closed...the interior dome lights remain on and does not turn off until vehicle is in drive and has moved more than about 250 feet. It is extremely dangerous at night time especially when a lit dome light makes it very difficult to see out of the vehicle. This weekend the battery died as a direct cause of this issue! Ford just issued a recall for 1.5 million defective vehicles and this year needs to be added asap. I refuse to pay for something out of pocket that the manufacture should be held responsible for...please help!

- Asheville, NC, USA

problem #462

Oct 102016


  • 90,000 miles


Door ajar alert stays on when door is closed which keeps you from being able to lock your doors while in the vehicle. Interior light stays on, which illuminates you and the cockpit. With alert in the on position, you are not alerted to other doors which may be ajar. Faulty latch.

- Biloxi, MS, USA

problem #461

Oct 092016


  • 105,000 miles
2011 Ford Edge lost all power from the throttle while traveling on the interstate. Pulled over to the side of the road, had a yellow wrench light, no throttle response and rough running engine. Shut the vehicle off waited about 2 minutes and restarted everything was running fine. Drove the Edge about 10 miles on the interstate to my exit, after coming to a stop and ready to accelerate onto the highway I hit the gas and got out into the intersection and the yellow wrench light illuminated again and lost all power leaving me stranded in the middle of the intersection with traffic coming both ways. After traffic stopped and I was able to slowly move to the shoulder I shut the car down again and called a friend to come help me. After sitting for 10-20 minutes, my friend showed up and the Edge restarts and was able to drive home. Thankful my parents weren't driving or children weren't in the car and no accident was caused. After doing some research I've come to the conclusion that the throttle body is to blame and all the symptoms are the same. Apparently this is a common problem on the Edge, mustang, flex, Explorer and Lincoln mkx. Very disappointed and dangerous! great vehicle but poor quality of electronic parts I hope and pray this never happens to someone who panics while on the interstate. Vehicle will not be drove until this issue is fixed. Date of incident October 9th, 2015 approximately 7:45 and 8:00-8:15. Mileage approximately 105, xxx.

- London, KY, USA

problem #460

Aug 162016


  • 100,000 miles
Door ajar light is constantly on. Sometimes turns off. Alarm goes off randomly because of this, doors do not lock while car is moving, dome lights stay

- Sewell, NJ, USA

problem #459

Sep 012016


  • 80,000 miles
Inside lights stay on after door closed, door ajar light stays on on dash. Door locks want lock or unlock at times.

- Anniston, AL, USA

problem #458

Oct 032016


  • 85,000 miles
Door ajar lights staying on and will not go off when door is closed! they go on and off while driving down the road. Can't lock the doors, alarm will not set, interior lights stay on and run battery down constantly.

- Pearl, MS, USA

problem #457

Oct 042016


  • 100,000 miles
Driver's door always indicates it is ajar, even when closed. This prevents interior lights from going out until vehicle reaches speed. This makes it difficult to see at night. There is no manual way to turn the lights off. I was forced to back into the road blind one night - with a trailer - because I could not see out of the car. It also will not let you lock the doors while driving and drains the battery when you turn the vehicle off. I had this repaired at my expense at a Ford dealership but the problem returned 4 months later.

- Antioch, TN, USA

problem #456

Jul 262016


  • 45,000 miles
Back up camera no longer functional

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #455

Sep 012016


  • 90,000 miles
Driver door ajar stayed on....interior lights stayed on....doors would not stay locked....high beams would not turn off. Could not drive my vehicle at night. All safety concerns. I just paid Ford Motor Company for new switch assembly and door latch assembly and labor. Total cost was $833.19 for parts and labor. When I took my car in I mentioned to the dealer that I had seen numerous complaints online with the same issue. They didn't care at all. I had no choice but to pay to repair.

- Stockton, CA, USA

problem #454

Sep 132016


  • 53,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Ford Edge. The contact stated that the driver side door ajar warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel and failed to turn off. As a result, the vehicle lost power. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but the failure was not able to be diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 53,000.

- Oak Hill, WV, USA

problem #453

Jun 052015


  • 56,000 miles
I am unable to lock my doors, when I press the door lock, it automatically unlocks them, (this will occur while sationary or moving) dome and outdoor mirror lights stay on while parked in garage or office lot. Dash indicator door ajar is constant. Left vehicle at airport parking lot during a 10 day vacation to return to a dead battery, on site security / vehicle assistance team says they saw dome light on during routine security wife will not ride in the vehicle due to obvious security risk. This is so frustrating, when I ask the dealer to address this I was told it would cost $400 dollars !!! we opted to buy american during our countries economic troubles, we have a 2010 Ford Fusion and a 2011 Ford Edge. This has been a disappointing experience...

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

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