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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 5 of 24)

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problem #383

Apr 102016


  • 58,000 miles


Have a "driver door ajar" warning light on 90% of the time when the door is fully closed. Interior lights remain on and do not go off unless engine is started. This is apparently a very common problem with Ford Edge vehicles, yet Ford does not seem to want to recall. Why? this is not a cheap or easy fix for the consumer.

- Martinez, CA, USA

problem #382

May 082016


  • 60,356 miles
Door ajar warning. There's a common issue with many Ford where there's an issue in the door latch assembly that triggers the door ajar warning light and leaves the dome lights on. This is a safety issue if one is trying to reclose the (already closed) door while the car is moving and the dome light remaining on affects night vision. This happens after car is started and remains all the time the car is turns on - in motion or not

- Red Bluff, CA, USA

problem #381

Mar 142016


  • 85,000 miles
Driver's side door latch sensor indicates door ajar continually when it is not ajar. This results in interior lights remaining on for a while when driving the vehicle unless message is acknowledged on drivers panel. Doors remain unlocked. Lights remain on when exiting and leaving the vehicle. This problem first occurred under warranty in 2012 and door latch was replaced. Now it has occurred again and will need to be addressed. It is a significant nuisance and potential safety issue, especially at night. The number of identical complaints in this database clearly indicates to me that a systemic problem exists and should be addressed by the manufacturer.

- Salem, VA, USA

problem #380

Apr 012014


  • 33,000 miles


My driver door keeps ajar when I fully closed it. I have slam many times.the alarm system goes off later very often.

- Queens, NY, USA

problem #379

Apr 152016


  • 81,000 miles
Driver side door ajar indicator light comes on when the door is securely closed causing doors to remain unlocked while driving. I had the door latch assembly replace back in July 2013 at a cost of $309. The same issue has reoccurred nearly 3 yrs. Later. I contacted the dealer who stated sensor could need cleaning for a cost of $180 or latch replacement might be required again at over $300. I strongly believe this is a well documented safety issue that Ford needs to address.

- North Tonawanda, NY, USA

problem #378

Apr 222016


  • 48,000 miles
Driver door ajar sensor stays on even though door is securely closed which causes interior lights to stay on and making it hard to see to back up at night. Door will not lock when this sensor stays on which is especially unsafe for transporting children or securing yourself in your car in less than favorable conditions. Battery can run down with lights staying on leaving you stranded.

- Huntley, WY, USA

problem #377

Apr 022016


  • 112,569 miles


Door ajar light comes on despite door being securely closed which prevents door from auto locking at speeds over 15 miles an hour or being able to be locked using control panel outside. Poses hazard as it can register ajar while driving and unlock the door at random.

- Cooper, TX, USA

problem #376

Apr 222016


  • miles
Faulty driver side door latch assembly. Ford knows of issue in tsb's. doors won't lock at highway speeds due to door ajar being sensed.

- Sobieski, WI, USA

problem #375

Jan 012016


  • miles
Door ajar warning stays on while door is shut. The doors are unable to lock when vehicle is in motion and dome lights remain lit at night making it difficult to drive.

- Hamilton, OH, USA

problem #374

Mar 222016


  • 82,000 miles
When stationary and 1st started it will state that the driver door is ajar when it is clearly closed. This has caused my doors not to lock and this is a safety concern. This has happened multiple times in the last month.

- Gladbrook, IA, USA

problem #373

Apr 182016


  • 0 miles


Driver door open keeps showing up even when then door is shut. This results in inside lights not shutting off and others annoying things as well. I am having to reshot the door several times while trying to drive the vehicle. This is not safe. Why has there not been a recall on this issue?

- Temple, TX, USA

problem #372

Oct 102015


  • 55,000 miles
Interior lighting stays on when in park or driving because of door switch malfunction saying door is ajar when it is in fact closed creates driving hazard when lights will not turn off and glaring off windshield making driving at night dangers please make a recall and fix this issue.

- Evergreen Park, IL, USA

problem #371

Apr 052016


  • 60,000 miles
Drivers side door sensor is saying the drivers side door is open and eventhough the door is closed. This leaves the interior lights on and drains the battery. This originally happened when the vehicle was under warranty, the dealership "cleaned" the latch and it quit, then it started acting up again after the warranty ran out and now they want to replace it and have me pay for it.

- Piedmont, AL, USA

problem #370

Nov 092015


  • 55,000 miles
Driver side door ajar sensor malfunctioning. Electrical/sensor fault causing doors to not lock. Results in lights staying on and depletes the battery.

- Canton, MI, USA

problem #369

Jan 012016


  • 140,000 miles
Door ajar warning. This is dangerous in a number of ways. The interior light stays on when driving off. When dark out, it's hard to see, especially backing up. Also the doors do not lock since it thinks a door is still open.

- Lenexa, KS, USA

problem #368

Dec 012015


  • 0 miles
Door sensor, latch issues. Known problem with Ford vehicles. Door ajar stays on which drains the battery hence the dome lights stay on. My Ford Edge will not lock, causing very dangerous circumstances when driving or stopped at a light in an area that is unsafe. Will not lock while parked, in drive (on highway or road) or with the ignition turned off. I was over my warranty by 1,000 miles and Ford customer service refused to help me, told me to take it in and pay for the work and service call and submit a claim.

- Rochester Hills, MI, USA

problem #367

Feb 182016


  • 56,000 miles
Door latch censure not operating properly, it indicates the door is open all of the time.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #366

Mar 252016

Edge 6-cyl

  • 39,000 miles
The drivers side door always says is ajar causing my fiancÉ to drive around with the dome lights on. She already has trouble seeing at night and this is a disaster waiting to happen. The door is clearly closed. I noticed the door sensors are built into the latch so I looked up how hard it would be to change with the part O amazon and came across hundreds maybe even thousands of people all with the exact same problem. I don't understand how this isn't a recall with so many vehicles malfunctioning over many many years! do the right thing! lives are at stake! if you do right by your customers we will continue to buy your great products! but not at the cost of what could happen if this continues. I thank you for your time.

- Stoneham, MA, USA

problem #365

Feb 012016


  • 60,000 miles
I own a 2011 Ford Edge. Not long after the warranty ran out my front drivers door ajar light came on. My door was definitely closed but the light remains on. This causes the door locks to not lock the doors while driving. When I park the car the exterior rear view mirrors down light stays on, the interior lights stay on and some dash lights. I've gone out to the garage 4 hours after I've gotten home and found them still on. Yes I had to replace the battery after finding it dead. Now the rear drivers door is showing its ajar on my dash. This is a safety issue. I can't lock the doors with my grandkids in the back seat. I can't lock the doors when I'm driving at night or through scarey areas.I travel with my husband who is handicapped and I can't be sure that my car will start when I return to it. I see many stories like my own from other Edge owners and I hope they take a good look at this problem. It's widespread, dangerous and an expensive fix.

- Fenton, MI, USA

problem #364

Feb 272016


  • 66,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Ford Edge. While the vehicle was parked, the door ajar warning light remained illuminated. The interior dome light remained illuminated also. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the door switch and the door latch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 66,000.

- Onancock, VA, USA

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