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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,279 miles

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2012 Ford Edge electrical problems

electrical problem

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2012 Ford Edge Owner Comments (Page 12 of 17)

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problem #110

Mar 122014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles


2012 Ford Edge sel driver door latch ajar light comes, inside lights and will not turn off, door latch need to be replace.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #109

Dec 302014


  • 56,500 miles
About 90% of the time -- at all speeds of 0-75 -- the warning light shows the driver door is ajar, which causes the dome lights to stay on, and the door locks will not lock. This is extremely unsafe when driving in the city and stop at a red light -- anyone could open the door and get inside. When the dome lights are on, it is difficult to see at night, especially when backing the car.

- Borger, TX, USA

problem #108

Nov 012014


  • 40,000 miles
Driver side front door, door ajar light says on. Have to slam the door several times to get it to turn off and some times that does not even work. This seems to be a common problem with these vehicles.

- Bellmont, IL, USA

problem #107

Feb 202015


  • miles


Says door is ajar when its not. Dome light will not turn off, wont lock, and beeps constantly when not in park until I try to close the door, that is already closed. Have to open and close, open and close, open and close until it turns off. Has happened numerous times. This is not just an annoyance issue.

- Bartlett, IL, USA

problem #106

Mar 102015


  • 30,000 miles
The door ajar signal constantly stays on after I've already made sure the door was shut. This has happened multiple times in the last two weeks. My interior lights do not shut off until I've slammed the door about 5-6 times. It's really hard to tell if they've shut off in the daytime and so I'm fearful I may come out to my battery being dead. It also scares me to see it come on while I'm driving with my daughter as I'm unsure whether the door is properly latched. This needs to be a recall so that all drivers experiencing this issue can get this fixed immediately.

- Cedar Lake, IN, USA

problem #105

Feb 252015


  • 50,000 miles
Door sensor ajar malfunctioning. Dome light in car staying on causing night driving hazard. Doors not locking while driving due to sensor malfunction. Sensor incorporated in door latch. Door latch has to be replaced to rectify.

- Palm Springs, CA, USA

problem #104

Mar 032015


  • 31,500 miles


Drivers door ajar light illuminated when door is closed....not allowing the door to lock while in motion.

- Great Falls, MT, USA

problem #103

Mar 012015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 38,000 miles
Door always indicate open. Because of this issue the car can't be lock. Also the light inside is always on can't be turn off and this is a driving hazar.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #102

Mar 022015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 33,000 miles
Ford Edge sport 2012. Driver side door lock actuator fails and/or gives false readings. Driver side console displays door open indicator. I have to repeatedly open and close to the door to clear the indicator light. It usually happens right when I enter the vehicle but has happened while driving. I pulled over and opened/closed the door to clear the message.

- La Puente, CA, USA

problem #101

Feb 132014


  • 40,000 miles
Driver's door sensor not working properly. Driver's door ajar warning stays on even when door is clearly closed. Because of this, the inside dome light stays on. When first entering vehicle in the mornings, interior light does not come on. Because of this I am unable to lock the doors when driving.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #100

Mar 042015

Edge 4-cyl

  • 43,000 miles


The sensor for the door ajar on the driver side is bad and I cannot lock my driver door due to the alarm sound from my display panel. The door automatically unlocks putting my safety at risk in parking lots, dangerous areas, and when I am driving. The Ford dealer tells me this has happened to hundreds of these vehicles and is an obvious manufacturer issue but there is no recall as of yet. This is a major safety hazard due to the inability to lock the door when the vehicle is in motion or lock the door when you enter the vehicle for personal safety.

- Wilson, NC, USA

problem #99

Sep 012014


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Edge. The contact stated that the door ajar warning light continuously illuminated when the door was secured. The failure caused the interior and the head lights to illuminate causing the battery to drain. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the entire door lock mechanism needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- San Tan Valley, AZ, USA

problem #98

Nov 202013

Edge 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Edge. The contact stated that after starting the engine, the door ajar warning light illuminated however, the door was closed in a secure position. In addition, the interior lights activated. The failure recurred whenever the vehicle was operable. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 28,000. Updated 04/13/15 updated 6/29/2015

- Manhattan, IL, USA

problem #97

Mar 102014


  • 45,000 miles
The sensor in my drivers door does not recognize the door is closed. As I'm driving the doors will not lock and the interior lights flash on and off because the electrical system thinks the door is opening. Also the vehicle alerts me with every bump I hit in the road that the door is ajar with a screen alert and ringing bell. I brought this to the dealership and spent $150 to have it cleaned which helped for 6 months and now it is acting up again.

- St. Paul, MN, USA

problem #96

Feb 272015


  • 45,500 miles
The driver side door ajar warning sensor stays on. This caused interior and exterior lights to remain on. Took hours to "fool" the system to get warning sensor to deactivate, consequently all lights went out. Ford dealership service department swore they never heard of this yet owner complaints are all over the internet.

- Marina Del Rey, CA, USA

problem #95

Dec 012014


  • 30,000 miles
Door ajar signal stays on when door is closed, interior lights stay on, inability to lock doors when in vehicle.

- Evansville, WI, USA

problem #94

Feb 152013


  • 25,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Edge. The contact stated that the front driver side door warning light illuminated even though the door was closed securely. In addition, the interior dome lights remained illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, where the door ajar sensor was replaced. The failure recurred two years later. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 25,000.

- Midlothian , VA, USA

problem #93

Oct 092014


  • 32,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Edge. The contact stated that the four interior doors failed to lock. In addition, the front driver side door warning indicator illuminated even when the doors were closed securely. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who sprayed a lubricant to the front driver side door but the failure persisted. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 32,000.

- Alvin, TX, USA

problem #92

Dec 282014


  • 48,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Edge. While driving at night, the door ajar warning indicator illuminated and the interior lighting remained lit. Also, the contact stated that the doors were not able to be locked from the inside due to a faulty door latch. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 48,000.

- Douglasville, GA, USA

problem #91

Dec 012014


  • 83,000 miles
My 2012 Ford Edge has been experiencing some electrical issues. One of them being the "door ajar" warning light. This warning light will keep my inside lights on if I am not able to clear the warning. I usually need to slam the door a couple of times and if that doesn't work then I need to restart the car and close the door and then turn the car off and usually this will clear it. I hear this is happening to quite a few Ford vehicles and think this should be looked into for a recall. If you don't realize that your cars inside lights stay on then it could drain your battery and leave you stranded.

- Bethel Park, PA, USA

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