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3.3

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

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2012 Ford Edge Owner Comments (Page 16 of 17)

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problem #30

Jun 022014

Edge

  • 28,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Driver door ajar warning comes on and will not go off due to defective door latch switch. Dealer repaired switch but did not replace it like I had wanted. Problem is solved for now but I'm sure it will come back. This needs to be a recall.

- Tallahassee, FL, USA

problem #29

Jun 252014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 51,000 miles
Drivers door ajar alarm is sounding when door is fully closed.

- Susquehanna, PA, USA

problem #28

Jul 162014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 37,120 miles
The driver door latch signals that the driver door is ajar when it is not. This prevents the door from locking and also affects the instrument panel display and interior lighting as well as the alarm system.

- Banner Elk, NC, USA

problem #27

Jun 162014

Edge

  • 42,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Driver door ajar warning continually comes on at random times, or sometimes not at all. After awhile it was coming on all time and the dinging bell was driving me crazy. Had it fixed at the dealer, at my expense of course.

- New Providence, PA, USA

problem #26

Nov 272013

Edge

  • 20,100 miles
I recently purchased a 2012 Ford Edge. In Nov. 2013 a warning started showing on the dash every time I close the door (either driver side doors or passenger side doors) that says door ajar. No matter how many times I close the door it still says it. If I ignore it and drive down the road another warning pops up that says shift into park. When these warnings are on the interior lights stay on as well. Which could leave to a dead battery. These warnings going off every few minutes is very aggravating and for me a little scary as well especially when U R driving down the road and it says warning shift into park.... is there any kind of recall for this problem or anything that can be done to fix this? I thought it would stop but after having the vehicle for 9 months it is still doing it. I have my grandbabies in the vehicle with me alot and to me whenever there is any kind of warning showing up that is a problem and could lead to something serious and should be taken care of by Ford.

- Providence, KY, USA

problem #25

May 012014

Edge

  • 45,000 miles
I am having the same issues as hundreds of others have had and posted on the NHTSA site. The door ajar issue followed by the shift to park issue. I am curious with this many issues with the door latch failure, why isn't this a recall"??" very annoying to try to have something nice only for it to fail at 2 years old. Battery also went dead around 47000 miles and crashed my gps. Approximately $900 to fix the three issues. This does not include the 4th issue with the back hatch not closing the first time we hit the button - this has been off and on since day 1 and I'm told yesterday that it looks like it is out of alignment and would need to go to the collision center for estimate on repair. Not likely.

- Upatoi, GA, USA

problem #24

Jun 182014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 26,332 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Drivers side "door ajar warning" comes on very often and won't go off. Doesn't always come on immediately, but while on, won't allow doors to lock while driving. Very dangerous situation. When it comes on, not always in a position to stop immediately and put in park to reset. Must stop and repeat closing until it takes. Again very dangerous. Lastly, when exiting the auto if the sensor fails then the lights stay on an extended period, running the battery down. Not allowing the doors to lock and alarm to set.

- Summerville, SC, USA

problem #23

Apr 012014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 48,000 miles
Drivers side "door ajar warning" comes on very often and won't go off. Doesn't always come on immediately, but while on, won't allow doors to lock while driving. Very dangerous situation. When it comes on, not always in a position to stop immediately and put in park to reset. Must stop and repeat closing until it takes. Again very dangerous. Lastly, when exiting the auto if the sensor fails then the lights stay on an extended period, running the battery down. Not allowing the doors to lock and alarm to set.

- Poca, WV, USA

problem #22

Oct 182013

Edge

  • 56,512 miles
Drivers side door ajar warning lights when door is closed, preventing door locks from being engaged, dome lights stay on, and door ajar alarm activates every time vehicle stops. The alert is distracting and interferes with detection of other alarms. Door locks not being engaged is a safety issue, particularly with children in vehicle. Condition worsens over time and also is worse at temperatures above 85 degrees F.

- Keller, TX, USA

problem #21

Jun 022014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
Driver side door ajar sensor failed.

- New Palestine, IN, USA

problem #20

Mar 102014

Edge

  • 45,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Door ajar sensor is overacting. Initially a few door closings rectified. Has gotten worse over time and disallows locking, warns to shift to park often in slower traffic. Interior lights remain on for more than 20 minutes draining the battery. No way to shut off interior lights with this door ajar defect even with the car off and doors firmly closed.

- Plymouth, WI, USA

problem #19

Jan 012014

Edge

  • miles
Driver door sensor light will not go out, even when door is securely closed. Locks will not engage when driver door sensor light is on. May be issue with latch mechanism. Poses safety and security issues for driver and passengers because although vehicle is drivable, locks will not engage.if sensor light is on. Appears to be a common issue which Ford is ignoring.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #18

May 012014

Edge

  • 43,000 miles
Door ajar switch went bad on our Edge, which is a good vehicle.had it replaced and just fine now.

- Sardinia, OH, USA

problem #17

May 012014

Edge

  • 51,000 miles
The 2012 Ford Edge door sensor has gone bad in my car. Nothing happened or changed, but have read 100's of incidents online about this issue. It starts when opening and closing the door, and the door sensor light will not turn off. You open and close the door 1-2 times and it goes off. No big deal. Over time, you have to open and close 5-10 times to get the car to acknowledge that the door is shut. Not long after that, the sensor will come on while driving for no reason. Ultimate, will not go off at all. Sounds like it's not a big deal until you realize that the interior lights will not shut off when the door sensor is on, the doors will not lock, and the alarm will not set. With having children in the back, they can open the doors on the highway at any time. Not to mention not being able to lock your car doors in general is unsafe. Also, this affects the battery because the lights won't shut off. Ford has yet to recall this issue.

- Martins Ferry, OH, USA

problem #16

Apr 042014

Edge

  • 41,000 miles
Door ajar sensor in driver door malfunctioning. Shows door is still ajar after multiple door slams.

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

problem #15

May 192014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
My drivers door latch ajar switch is broken and it will not let me lock the doors and the interior lights stay on and every time I stop the car this annoying alarm comes on telling me to put the car in park and my dealership will not pay for the switch to be replaced even though I paid for the extended warranty.

- Grand Ledge, MI, USA

problem #14

Apr 172014

Edge 4-cyl

  • 47,863 miles
When I started the car, the driver door ajar alarm would not go off. I tried to open and shut the door, but the alarm stays on - which means that the lights inside the car stay on draining the battery. I took the car into a Ford dealership in meridian, id and the cost for fixing this problem is $316. After looking at the internet for solutions, I discovered that this problem is very common. Please consider a recall and make the Ford corporation stand behind their vehicles.

- Caldwell, ID, USA

problem #13

Mar 032014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 47,000 miles
Drive door ajar light on when door closed preventing doors to lock. Safety hazard.

- Downingtown , PA, USA

problem #12

Feb 012014

Edge

  • 40,000 miles
When in drive, and door closed, door ajar indicator constantly dings. When contacting dealership, they acknowledged its a known issue for this vehicle, yet Ford doesn't deem it a safety issue, therefore won't recall it. It is a distraction, and door is unable to be locked when in drive, creating a safety issue. Also, since the vehicle thinks the door is open, when in park and locked, interior lights will not go off, leading to battery drain. Dealership wants to charge a diagnostic fee, before it will fix the problem when they know exactly what the issue is. Of course the issue happened right after vehicle went over mileage warranty. Door lock was already replaced within a month of vehicle purchase, and the second one went bad already. Those only have 1000 mile warranty on replacement parts, Ford is knowingly putting defective parts in the vehicles.

- Allen Park, MI, USA

problem #11

Apr 192014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
The door ajar light for my drivers door will not go off. My doors do not lock because of this.a bell chimes when I stop my car also because of this.

- Gibson, NC, USA

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