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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,299 miles

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2012 Ford Edge electrical problems

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2012 Ford Edge Owner Comments (Page 15 of 17)

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problem #54

Jun 092014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 56,512 miles


Problem: Driver door ajar warning comes on even if door is shut. I drove it like this for about 4 weeks when both high beams and regular beam headlights burned out simultaneously at night. I had to drive with flashers until a gas station to call my wife and come get me. I took it in for repair and they said there might be a short due to door latch problem, so they suggested I replace battery and headlights for $400+. by the way, the dealer said he oiled the door latch and it was fixed. It was not fixed. The door ajar warning still comes on as I drive. What is bad is when I park in a public lot, the car will not shut off interior lights as the car thinks door is ajar. In addition, I can not lock the car with the fob so I need to lock each door separately and keep slamming doors until it goes off. At low speeds under 20mph the door ajar warning says put car in park. Can you imagine the accident if someone was stupid enough to put a rolling car in park because of a faulty door latch sensor! all I ask is a recall or at least have the dealers acknowledge they have a problem and fix it.

- Mendham, NJ, USA

problem #53

Sep 232014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 38,000 miles
Drivers door ajar alert will not turn off. Computer says to put car in park and shut door. This does not resolve the door ajar error. A second problem is now occurring; the back up camera message is asking if you want it on. I have always had mine on, so why is it continually asking. A third peculiar behavior I'm noticing is that when you put the car in park, and shut the engine off, if you had the radio on, it normally stays on until you open the door, now, the radio shuts off immediately as do the dashboard instruments.

- Frisco, TX, USA

problem #52

Sep 032014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 35,600 miles
Door ajar light for driver's door keeps going on and we are unable to lock the doors (and the door is latched). It is a distraction to have the warning light go on indicating you should put the vehicle in park. When minor children are passengers this is a safety concern because the doors cannot be locked. There should be a recall on this since a large volume of complaints on this issue are being filed.

- Markesan, WI, USA

problem #51

Sep 202014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 24,700 miles


The drivers side door ajar light/warning appears even though the door is fully closed. This prevents all doors from locking. There are times when the warning is not on but after a passenger closes the passenger side door the drivers side door ajar warning turns ons. I have had this issue serviced once by Ford but it is not happening again. Ford issues a service bulletin but that appears to be only a stop gap measure since the problem recurs.

- Fairfax, VA, USA

problem #50

Sep 102014


  • 40,000 miles
Throttle body failure.

- Parkland, FL, USA

problem #49

Jul 042014


  • miles
The "door ajar" sensor is making a false reading that constantly says the driver side door is open when in fact it is not. Due to the car "thinking" the door is open, you can not lock the doors while driving. A child falling out of an unlocked door or a car jacking because of this issue is a huge safety concern. A simple google search for this issue will show that this is a very common problem with many Ford vehicles. To have the sensor repaired cost anywhere from $250 to $400 which is most likely why Ford continues to let people drive these unsafe vehicles.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #48

Jul 152014

Edge 4-cyl

  • 45,780 miles


The door ajar warning keeps on lighting up. We have to open and close the drivers door up to 20 times and sometimes the warning goes off and sometimes it does not. It is very annoying because if it doesn't turn off there is a beeping sound going on while you are driving asking you to pull aside and close the door again. It also affects while you are driving at night because the interior lights wont turn off and it makes it difficult to see where you are driving, specially if it's on reverse, or when you get out of the vehicle and put the alarm on, the interior lights keep on and am afraid it will affect my battery in the long run. We took it to service at the dealer but there is no recall yet and it costs around $418 to fix. I think it's a manufacture thing and Ford should be responsible for this fix.

- Chula Vista, CA, USA

problem #47

Aug 262014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
The door ajar warning indicates the door is open when the door is actually closed tight. If you slam the door hard, the warning clears sometimes but may come back on without the door being opened. This is a poor alarm system design. Ford should take responsibility for the design and issue a recall. The original latch was replaced under warranty at about 30K miles.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #46

Aug 132014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 48,000 miles
The indicator light for the driver's side door being ajar will not go off. The door is most definitely not open, yet the indicator does not register the door as being closed no matter what we do.

- Oro Valley, AZ, USA

problem #45

Sep 052014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 44,000 miles
While driving at 45mph, vehicle lost power to the extent that I had to pull over on the shoulder. A mechanic wrench light appeared on the dash. Vehicle remained running but idle was very erratic. After ignition was turned off, I used a code reader and dtc "P2111" appeared on the reader (throttle body failure). After clearing the code, I restarted the vehicle and engine idle appeared normal. Drove vehicle for 20 miles with no other abnormalities. During a brief review of Ford recalls, tsb's, etc. I am finding that there are known issues with the throttle body on other models but for some reason not the Edge.

- Wichita, KS, USA

problem #44

Aug 012014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 31,000 miles


Door ajar light remains on when door is completely closed.

- Wexford, PA, USA

problem #43

May 022014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
There is a problem with the door latch sensor.

- Lewis Center , OH, USA

problem #42

Feb 142014


  • 33,500 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Edge. While the driver side door was completely closed, the door ajar indicator illuminated and the chime sounded. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 33,500.

- West Bloomfield, MI, USA

problem #41

Aug 012014


  • 39,000 miles
The driver door light will not go out have to slam door multiple times. Had to go get a replacement door part.

- Corryton, TN, USA

problem #40

Aug 102014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 48,562 miles
This has recurred 3 times in the last 3 weeks. The last time it happened, I was backing out of my driveway and the car started jerking, wouldn't accelerate and the wrench light came on. I turned the vehicle off, waited a couple of seconds, restarted it and it worked great. The time before I was going about 55 mph and the car did the same thing. I pulled over to the side of the road, turned it off and restarted and it worked great. I'm afraid to travel in the vehicle. The Ford dealership said it's the electronic throttle body and will cost $400+/- to fix.

- Thomasvillee, GA, USA

problem #39

Aug 082014

Edge 4-cyl

  • 58,400 miles
Alarm and dash icon warn driver to shift into park. I pull off the road and shift into park with no problem apparent in the shift or transmission. This alarm is recurrent mostly when moving on the roadway and occasionally when car is still. This problem according to the Ford dealer is a defective switch in the shifter lever assembly. This is a $325 repair and too complex to complete myself. This issue is distracting to safe driving requiring finding the ok button or pulling off the roadway to shift the lever.

- Nicholasville, KY, USA

problem #38

Aug 012014

Edge 4-cyl

  • 57,500 miles
An irritating and distracting danger signal and display icon shows "driver door ajar" when in fact there is no problem. Early this month this occurred intermittently and is now consistent and repetitive every time I drive the automobile. Ford dealer service says this requires a $200 repair. This repair is too complex for me to complete. To silence the alarm one must look away from the roadway on several occasions to find the ok button.

- Nicholasville, KY, USA

problem #37

Aug 092014


  • 40,362 miles
I have been having intermittent issues with the sensor not reading that my driver side door is latched. Today, it is constant and will not even allow me to lock the doors! I have tried several times to get it to "latch" and clearly the door is closed, but the "door ajar" warning is still illuminated.

- Thonotosassa, FL, USA

problem #36

Jun 242014


  • 41,279 miles
Driver side door ajar light remains on when door is properly closed. Seems to be a common issue w/Ford Edge door latches.

- Williamsburg, VA, USA

problem #35

Jun 022014


  • 36,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Edge. The contact stated that the door ajar warning light remained illuminated and the door ajar chime would not disable. The contact also stated that the power locks failed to function properly. An independent mechanic diagnosed that the latch on the doors needed to replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 36,000.

- Kansas City , MO, USA

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