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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,215 miles

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2011 Ford Edge miscellaneous problems

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2011 Ford Edge Owner Comments (Page 4 of 8)

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problem #84

Mar 152014


  • 30,000 miles


The sensor in the drivers side door has malfunctioned and the "driver door ajar" message is on all the time. This also prevents the doors from locking. Ford knew of this issue while my vehicle was under warranty and did not replace the sensor. After minimal research I have found this is a known issue with 2011/2012 Ford Edges but no recall has been issued. This initially started in 2014 but the Ford service department "scraped the plates" which worked for about 9 months, until my vehicle was outside of the 36000 mile warranty.

- Waukee, IA, USA

problem #83

Mar 102015


  • miles
In February of 2015 my Ford Edge started to have issues with the driver door ajar even when the door was definitely closed which causes the vehicle to not be able to lock and stay locked, as well as for dome light staying on. I had the door shocked by Ford and it worked for less than a year, once again the driver door ajar is happening and I'm unable to keep my door locked while in the vehicle and driving and my dome light will consistently stay on.

- Otis, ME, USA

problem #82

Mar 012016


  • 35,000 miles
Takata recall. The driver door ajar light stays on at all times. Will not go off no matter how many times you shut the door, the dome light stays on, runds the battery dead. I have tried every thing including wd 40. I believe it is the sensor but I am not a mechanic so.... I have googled this issue and it seems that everyone that owns a Ford Edge has this issue. I can not believe there is not a recall on this driver door has at times not latched completely. I believe this is a safety issue as I am driving on the freeway and have small children. Ford needs to get their act together and recall this issue for every one that owns a Ford Edge. I have bought Ford for years. This will be my last. This issue is everytime you enter the vehicle. Stationary, driving, freeway, highway, turning. This has been going on for months now. Has been a continuing problem for several months.

- Caldwell, ID, USA

problem #81

Feb 022016


  • 80,000 miles


The driver side door latch will not latch properly causing the door ajar light to stay on. The door shuts and locks but the door ajar light stays on. When the vehicle is in motion the car will not lock all the doors because it is sensing that the front door is not shut. The interior lights stay on causing it hard to see at night while driving.

- Palm Coast, FL, USA

problem #80

Dec 272015


  • 74,000 miles
The door ajar alarm on the passenger door will not turn off even though the door is shut. This causes the door lock not to engage and the inside lights to stay on even while driving. I don't have a way to lock my doors, even manually.

- Poplar Grove, IL, USA

problem #79

Feb 012016


  • 6,400 miles
Switch on shifter that tells the computer whether the car is in park or running malfunctioned. Component requires replacement of the entire shifter and has the ability to cause the vehicle not to start since it never registers that it is in part when stopped. Backup camera linkage failure rendering the back camera inoperative. The vehicle was stationary but problem with shifter switch reporting the car not in park could result in the car not cutting off or stopping when running. To fix these malfunctions and failures cost over $900 dollars. These are engineering defects not owner related.

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

problem #78

May 152015


  • miles


Driver door ajar light stays on! had it to the dealership to be cleaned. Cost $200, less than 6 months later same problem. Safety issues because of this; dome lights stay on until a certain speed is reached, doors do not stay locked while in motion. Many of these SUVS have this problem. Very much a safety issue. Ford needs to step up and be responsible for addressing this safety concern!

- North Fond Du Lac, WI, USA

problem #77

Dec 032015


  • 50,593 miles
Door ajar alert comes on while driving (car in motion) - doors unlock, overhead lights turn on. I stop, open/shut door firmly continue driving and receive the same message later in the drive. I have on several recent occasions received this alert while stationary. This is occurring off and on but now has become more common. The door is shut but the alert comes on at a variety of intervals and when in motion the doors unlock and the lights overhead come in which can be dangerous in and distracting. Most recent occurrence 12/3/15

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #76

Aug 012015


  • 45,000 miles
The door ajar indicator remains on. The dome light stays on and the doors will not lock. 2nd occurrence with this vehicle and now the dealer wants $500 to repair it. This occurs immediately when the vehicle is first started and remains on the entire time the vehicle is running.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #75

Apr 172015


  • 45,107 miles
Please recall Ford Edge 2011 door latch. Works improperly leaving door ajar and dome light on. This has burned up one battery. Other Ford door latches have been recalled.

- Topeka, KS, USA

problem #74

Nov 102015


  • 60,000 miles


Door ajar not turning off

- Minnetonka, MN, USA

problem #73

Nov 232015


  • 43,000 miles
Vehicle losses all throttle control vehicle does not shut off but the wrench light comes on the dash and has no throttle response. I have to turn vehicle off then restart to reset the computer. Every thing works great for a couple days then it does it again. I have had this happen in the middle of a intersection, on I 95, I 64, I 264, coming close to being hit on passenger side in a intersection with my grand baby in the vehicle. I have had the vehicle in the dealership here in Norfolk Virginia. They charge me $125 and said they could not duplicate the problem. The dealer also stated they think it might be a throttle body. I told them to put one on it and they told me that they don't just replace parts. I picked it up from the dealership and 2 days later it did this again. You could be doing 60, 65. Or 25 when it decides to lose throttle control. In the middle of a intersection turning or going 60 mph on the interstate it don't matter. I feel this is a safety concern and needs to be addressed. You can read about people with the same problem on the internet.

- Norfolk, VA, USA

problem #72

Jun 012015


  • miles
The driver door ajar indicator stays on even after closing the door. Cannot lock the doors and the interior dome lights stay on after closing the door.

- Kernersville, NC, USA

problem #71

Aug 012014


  • miles
My door ajar sign won't turn off when I shut my door.I have had it to Ford twice and they wouldn't put new one on they just cleaned it.there should be a recall they told me this happens all the time 2010-2014 models

- Westerville, OH, USA

problem #70

Sep 202015


  • miles
The driver door ajar light keeps coming on causing the interior light to stay on and car not to lock. Weather you are parking or trying to drive away, you have to open and close the door a bunch of times for it to acknowledge the door is shut.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #69

Nov 112014


  • miles
The car does not detect that the vehicle is in park and the "shift to park" warning continues to sound even though the car is actually in park.

- Prior Lake, MN, USA

problem #68

Oct 282015


  • 50,000 miles
Just driving down the road-it has happened in city driving slow and on interstate driving fast- vehicle goes limp and red wrench lite comes on. It has happened 3 times in 2weeks. I have to coast to side of road, put car in park and restart then everything is fine. You never know when it is going to happen. This is very dangerous and someone is gonna get killed! when putting vehicle on the machine it will not read code because wrench lite goes off when U kill and restart it. This seems to be happening on other Ford and Lincoln models from what I'm reading on forums. Ford needs to recall and fix this problem asap!

- Minden, LA, USA

problem #67

Aug 252015


  • 43,000 miles
Door ajar light comes on and stays on and interior lights will not got out and at night time this is a real hazard from being blinded from the lights and you can't turn them off, also the door locks will not set because of this switch and other safety hazard. It happen about 1 month ago and has been a ongoing problem.

- Wichita, KS, USA

problem #66

Sep 212015


  • 98,000 miles
The door ajar sensor does not register that the door is closed.

- Brighton, MI, USA

problem #65

Apr 152015


  • 45,000 miles
The left rear door ajar light comes on and does not go off even when the door is shut. Also, the interior lights stay on for up to an hour after parking the car, and for 3-5 minutes after starting the car. This is extremely dangerous when driving at night. It has also killed a battery already.

- Wichita, KS, USA

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