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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,633 miles

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2011 Ford Edge electrical problems

electrical problem

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2011 Ford Edge Owner Comments (Page 2 of 9)

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problem #156

Dec 182014


  • 6,050 miles


"passenger door agar" warning light comes on intermittently along with interior dome light. Opening/closing door usually doesn't fix. Warning can come on even if door wasn't opened. Can occur when parked (first starting car) or driving. Can temporarily override issue by pressing ok button, but can/will happen again. Very annoying and is a hazard when driving (kinda startling/distracting) especially if it occurs at night (dome light impairs vision).

- Bethlehem, PA, USA

problem #155

Dec 162014


  • 42,423 miles
Coming out of an underground parking garage and the vehicle suddenly stopped and I received an orange wrench error message stating AWD off. The vehicle would not engage in a drivable gear. I had to drift to a spot where I could be out of the line of traffic, at which time I stopped the vehicle/brakedp; shifted into park, and turned off the ignition. Upon re-starting the vehicle, it appeared to resolve. Upon doing research, I recently took the vehicle to the Ford service dept and they reset the transmission computer as I had been experiencing slips or rough starts when driving/accelerating over the last 2-3 months. The incident described above occurred approximately 2.5 weeks after that service visit.

- Wylie, TX, USA

problem #154

Dec 182014


  • 60,000 miles
-door ajar signal stays on when door is closed tightly. Never do I close the door and the door ajar signal goes away. It is always on. -as such, the interior light stays on the in car making it very unsafe and hard to see at night. -I have the inability to lock the doors while in the vehicle another very unsafe issue when in certain areas or at night. -the latch is faulty and I have seen hundreds of others online who have had this same problem with Ford Edges. Ford needs to have a recall on these faulty latches!

- Noblesville, IN, USA

problem #153

Nov 032014


  • miles


The door ajar sensor on the driver side works sometimes and doesn't work sometimes. I have to open and shut the door several times until it works. If I cannot get it work then it absolutely kills my battery. This is apparently happening alot on these vehicles.

- Corinth, MS, USA

problem #152

Jul 152014


  • 35,000 miles
Door ajar sensor is activated even though the door is not ajar. I have to slam the door several times to get it to work. This is a safety hazard and very annoying. The doors will not lock if it is ajar.

- Springville, UT, USA

problem #151

Oct 012013


  • 63,000 miles
Driver door shows ajar but is not this is an intermittent problem and causes spontspontaneous doors to unlock. And the electronics in the car to turn on without keus present. Drains battery frquently

- Norcross, GA, USA

problem #150

Nov 202014


  • 58,000 miles


The drivers side door is definitely closed. Car doe snot think so. Dash warning light is on. Dome lights on. When using the clicker to lock the doors the horn beeps a couple of times. Weird stuff. I do not know if this is going to cause safety problems or not. This Edge also has back brake problems. The back rotors and brakes have been changed twice already due to corrosion. Bad design. They get really hot and must be slightly in the braking position then until changed. Winter in Minnesota - salt and Ford's better idea. One more thing: When we change the temperature settings the computer things we want air conditioning. This causes the windows to completely fog over under certain conditions. I have had numerous talks with Ford motors about this safety problem. They do not get it and basically blow us off because of cost or lack of understanding. There are complaints filed.

- Britt, MN, USA

problem #149

Oct 292014


  • 40,000 miles
Indicates driver door is ajar. Doesn't matter how hard or easy you close the door it won't go off. Also my car alarm Jeep going off randomly.

- Louisville , KY, USA

problem #148

Sep 102014


  • 18,000 miles
Intermittent "door ajar" warning indicator on driver's operation panel. Opening and closing, sometimes will clear the warning indicator. If warning indicator is not extinguished by opening and closing door, doors will not automatically lock (I. E. doors remain unlocked). Ford dealer has used a lubricant (spray lubricant) into defective driver's side door lock. Alarm is less frequent but still a problem.

- Mount Laurel, NJ, USA

problem #147

Mar 132013


  • 32,000 miles
The drivers door the door ajar light, the switch is sticking causing the door ajar light and interior lights to stay on also the door locks will not engage.saftey issue. Have had to repair or replace this switch twice since 2012 at a cost of ore than $500 dollars. Dealer says they know about the problem but since no recall all they can do is repair or replace over and over again. I know this is a model problem just check

- Champaign, IL, USA

problem #146

Nov 142014


  • 89,564 miles


Door ajar indicator light for rear, left passenger door remains lit after door has been slammed shut numerous times. Same issue as other complaints for front driver door.

- Elk Grove, CA, USA

problem #145

Nov 122014


  • 38,000 miles
Drivers side door ajar light stays on. Doors will not lock and interior lights stay on. Not safe driving with doors unlocked in the event of an accident. Interior lights staying on at night make it impossible to see!

- Sandston, VA, USA

problem #144

Nov 122014


  • 36,500 miles
Had a door ajar fault(driver door). Opened and closed door several times, would not go out. You can not lock the doors when this happens. This fault occurs each time we drive the vehicle.

- Mt. Sterling, OH, USA

problem #143

Nov 192014


  • 33,000 miles
The driver door latch has a switch to indicate if the door is open or closed. This switch is failing and indicating that the door is ajar regardless of the actual status. This prevents the ability to lock the car doors while driving the vehicle, and obscures albeit does not prevent the ability to recognize other open doors. Dealer indicates that this is a common issue.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #142

Nov 192014


  • 45,000 miles
The drivers side door adjar sensor is malfunctioning even when the door is fully closed. When this malfunction occurs, the interior overhead light remains lit for 5-10 minutes and it cannot be disabled. This is especially problematic during night driving, because it makes it extremely difficult to see the road and surrounding environment while the light is on. The first time the problem occurred, Ford cleaned the contacts and it fixed the error for 6 months and the repair was $148.50 when it appeared again, Ford┐'s solution was to replace the entire assembly and the cost of this 2nd repair was $340. Not only have these been expensive repairs, it must be completed because it creates a dangerous driving experience and there is no way to deactivate the sensor. This is a flaw in the design and should be recalled.

- Holden, MA, USA

problem #141

Nov 182014


  • 40,520 miles
The door ajar light started coming on and is now on constantly. Since the door ajar light won't go off my console light stays on as well. I have found nothing to fix this issue except for completely replacing it. It's not a cheap fix.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #140

Oct 012014


  • 84,000 miles
The door ajar switch does not work. What this has done to the vehicle is the interior lights stay on in the car well after it has been turned off. The vehicle also will not turn the interior light off when running unless you are in drive and move forward. The danger is in reversing at night. The lights do not go out whatsoever in reverse and makes it very difficult to see at night when in reverse. We have almost hit a person, a car and a few poles with this lighting staying on. Not only does it pose a threat for a crash or hitting other vehicles it also kills the battery in the vehicle. This should not be an issue in a vehicle this new. Please do something about this the lighting that stays on will get someone hurt because the driver cannot see where they are reversing to inthe dark.

- Independence Ky , KY, USA

problem #139

Sep 012014


  • 82,000 miles
Read driver side door latch sensor says that the door is ajar and it is clearly not. It used to work by opening and closing a few times, but now has completely failed. It has become a safety issue as the locks will not engage while driving as the interior lights don't go off either.

- Plymouth, MN, USA

problem #138

Nov 152014


  • 0 miles
The door ajar light on the dash, while the door is closed, for the drivers side rear door will not shut off. The automatic locks will not engage and the dome lights and various parking lights on the vehicle turn off and on at all hours of the day and night while car is parked taxing the battery. I ended up having to buy a new battery over time.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #137

Aug 102014


  • 29,513 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Ford Edge. The contact stated that the door ajar indicator remained illuminated and the automatic door lock system failed to function properly. Also, the contact mentioned that the failure caused the dome light to stay illuminated while the vehicle was in motion. The failure occurred daily. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician was unable to diagnose or repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The failure mileage was 29,513.

- Amarillo, TX, USA

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