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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,417 miles

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2011 Ford Edge Owner Comments (Page 6 of 7)

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problem #32

Feb 082013

Edge 6-cyl

  • 47,000 miles


Door ajar lights come on when door is properly closed causing a draw on the battery. Needs new door latch assembly from Ford, not covered under warranty should be a recall.

- Mechanicville, NY, USA

problem #31

Jan 022015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 156,000 miles
I get a door ajar warning when the door is actually closed; the lights won't go off, nor the doors lock. I feel very unsafe with the doors not being able to lock. Plus it doesn't help the battery life much either.

- Mascoutah, IL, USA

problem #30

Jan 072015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 33,000 miles
Driver side door ajar light stays on even when the door is completely shut. Interior lights stay on while the door ajar light is on. Have already had to replace the battery on 2011 Ford Edge.

- Mechanicsburg, PA, USA

problem #29

Jan 152015


  • 38,176 miles


While driven I had a message on my dash board that my driver side door was open. All the interior lights comes on. I checked and all doors were closed and secure. This malfuntion still up today and happen almost everyday during day an night time. During night is a safety issue becsuse you can not see clearly outside.

- Caguas, PR, USA

problem #28

Oct 142014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
After closing door, the dome lights and door ajar indicator on instrument cluster would illuminate. I would have to slam the door several times to get the dome light and door ajar light indicator light to extinguish. The problem is worse in colder weather.

- Burleson, TX, USA

problem #27

Nov 122014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 48,000 miles
Driver door ajar warning persistently on. Cabin lights remain on. Multiple complaints on internet regarding this problem with Ford vehicle.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #26

Jun 052013


  • 34,000 miles


2011 Ford Edge door ajar light and dome light stays on after shutting door. It ended up being the sensor in the front passenger door and front drivers door. The front drivers door sensor was replaced twice in 2013 and once in 2014. The passenger side door was replaced in 2014 and in January 2015. The door sensor issue started at 34,000 miles. We are currently at around 43,000 miles and the door sensors continue to be a major problem. Replacing the drivers side door sensor 3 times in 2 years and the passenger side door sensor in 2 years as well should not happen, especially only driving 9,000 miles in those 2 years. Something needs to be done about these door sensors that keep going out. Ford has said there is no problem, but there has to be after all these replacements.

- Weatherford, TX, USA

problem #25

Sep 122014


  • 40,000 miles
Door ajar light stays on, even when the door is shut. Will not allow automatic door locks to latch. This is a danger to children in the back seat. Also, wears out the life of the battery. Interior light stay on for 3 min after driving, this makes it a hazard to see when driving.

- Canton, GA, USA

problem #24

Mar 042013


  • 35,000 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!

- Sheboygan, WI, USA

problem #23

Dec 182014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 6,050 miles
"passenger door ajar" 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 #22

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 #21

Nov 192014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 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 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 #20

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 #19

Mar 282014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Driver door ajar light stays on constantly making the vehicle unable to lock doors automatically and manually. Also, interior lights stay on longer making night driving unsafe as well as risk for battery dying.

- Lowell, NC, USA

problem #18

Jun 122013

Edge 6-cyl

  • 50,409 miles
The door ajar warning light will not go off even if the door is closed, which makes the interior lights stay on while driving which is a hazard at night time, creates low visibility, hard to see the road. Also the doors lock and unlock sporadically because of the malfunctioning sensor. Several people I know with the same vehicle have had the same problem with theirs. Seems like Ford is cashing in on the $600 repair to fix the malfunctioning light.... at the drivers expense, monetary expenses and safety expenses. Not ok.

- Snohomish, WA, USA

problem #17

Oct 212014


  • 70,000 miles
The door sensor erroneously indicates door ajar. This prevents the door locks from actuating and allows children to accidentally open door when moving. Also the dome lights stay on at hours of darkness, impeding visibility.

- Cudahy, WI, USA

problem #16

Jan 222013

Edge 6-cyl

  • 32,044 miles
The "door ajar" sensor has stopped working twice now (replaced at 32,000 miles and now not working again at 60,000). Side effects of this include having the dome light stay on, not being able to use the exterior keypad lock to lock the door (a security hazard for people who commonly use that feature) and excessive battery wear. Also, possibly the most severe hazard, the driver could get used to the warning, if not repaired, and not recognize when the door or another is *legitimately* ajar. Ignoring the warning could cause potentially devastating results.

- Ballwin, MO, USA

problem #15

Sep 202014

Edge 6-cyl

  • miles
Door ajar light stays on.

- North Tonawanda, NY, USA

problem #14

Jul 152014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 78,000 miles
The passenger door ajar warning light comes on when the door is properly shut. This causes the interior lights to stay on until you begin driving the car. In one instance the light would not go off after parking the car, shutting all doors and locking the car. The light stayed on overnight and drained the battery. We have since pulled the fuse to eliminate the light problem. I have researched this problem on the internet and it appears to be happening to many people. This should be recalled and fixed by Ford.

- Salisbury, MD, USA

problem #13

Jun 012012

Edge 6-cyl

  • 41,069 miles
"driver door ajar" light will not go out when door is tightly closed. This keeps doors from auto-locking while ignition is on. Happened first time in June 2012, at 41K miles,4 mos after I bought certified used car. Door latch was replaced by dealer under warranty. It has been happening again now at 85K miles, August 2014. Also dome lights will not go out. Battery ran down last nite, could not start car this morning even tho dome lights went out at some point. I was in North ga mtns where there is no cell reception. Fortunately there was still one car at the site who could jump the battery or I would have been stranded there. I am a retired 69 yr old woman; it is not safe for me to drive without doors locked or for the battery to die when there is no reason for that to happen. There are many many reports of this problem on Ford Edge internet sites. Why hasn't there been a recall by Ford" are they waiting for someone to get hurt/killed" when I go to the dealership tomorrow, I anticipate a $400 repair estimate. I hope there is a better result than that.

- Hoschton, GA, USA

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