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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,330 miles

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2012 Ford Edge Owner Comments (Page 2 of 16)

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problem #287

Aug 022016


  • 45,000 miles


Door ajar warning will not shut off when door is closed. This causes dome light to stay on causing dangerous condition while reversing at night and killing the battery while parked over night. The "shift to park" warning will sound while driving, and the door locks will not lock causing a major safety issue.

- Katy, TX, USA

problem #286

Aug 022016


  • 32,000 miles
When we shut the drivers door we get a door ajar remains on even after several attempts to shut the door. And when it is parked and locked the lights will flash and the rear hatch will open, and the hatch has opened when the car is being driven when I say driven I mean driving down the hi-way very unsafe!!

- Fairfield, IL, USA

problem #285

Jan 012015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 99,000 miles
The sensor for the door on the drivers side is not working. The panel tells me that the door is open when it is not. I have to manually lock and unlock the door several times or close the door several times hard in order for the sensor to go off. I have noticed that this is a common problem with the Edges. I do not have 5oo dollars to fix this problem. It is a safety issue as the door locks will not lock after car is in motion and this could be a possible safety issue while people are traveling in this vehicle. Also with the remote, sometimes locking the car is an issue. Could potentially drain the battery. Thank you.

- Forrest City, AR, USA

problem #284

Aug 032016


  • 65,000 miles


The drivers side door indicator intermittently will not recognize the door is closed. It will unlock all the doors and say "shift to park". the doors unlocking and not staying locked is dangerous especially with children! in looking on the internet this seems to be a common problem that Ford needs to recall and fix.

- Nampa, ID, USA

problem #283

Jul 192016


  • 26,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Edge. While the vehicle was stationary, the door ajar light remained illuminated and made a beeping noise. In addition, the shift to park and interior dome lights remained illuminated. The contact was not able to dim the warning lights. The contact also stated that the air conditioner continuously blew out hot air. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 26,000.

- Grand Rapids, MI, USA

problem #282

Jan 152014


  • 12,000 miles
Driver door and left rear door constantly says door ajar. Regardless how hard it is closed it still says door ajar. WD40 or any other lubrucant or cleaner does not rectify the situation. This is when the vehicle is parked or in motion, with the key in or out of the ignition. Because of this the interior lights to not turn out, which causes the battery to go dead repeatedly. In addition to the dead battery the dome light will stay on while driving.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #281

Apr 112016


  • miles


The contact owns a 2012 Ford Edge. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled without warning four months ago. The contact's husband replaced the half shaft, but the failure recurred. The vehicle was coasted to the side of the road and was unable to restart. The contact was unsure whether the VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V393000 (power train). The contact was to check with the manufacturer for more disclosure concerning the recall. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The failure mileage was not available.

- Mount Gilead, OH, USA

problem #280

May 152016


  • miles
Door ajar light stays on not able to lock doors

- Cortland, IN, USA

problem #279

Mar 222015


  • 35,000 miles
2012 Ford Edge drivers door ajar light stays on at 35,000 miles..should be a recall on this. I see a lot of complaints on it..

- Naches, WA, USA

problem #278

Jul 152016


  • 39,000 miles
Door ajar light stays "on" even when door is closed with car in driving mode. Started happening with 39K miles on vehicle. Took to dealership for repair on 11/10/14 for repair cost of $272. Repair only lasted 15 months and now same problem is back. Dealership will not repair for free since past 6 month repair date. It's time for Ford to stand up & issue a recall for this problem since it is a safety issue as others have stated.

- Franklin, WI, USA

problem #277

May 182016


  • 89,000 miles


My "door ajar" signal won't turn off for my drivers door. I have bought three new batteries and been stranded three times due to power drain when lights and sound system would not shut down due to this issue. In addition to money and time, it is a safety issue because the doors won't lock while driving and the interior light remain on while driving.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #276

Jun 152016


  • 30,000 miles
Door ajar light stays on, interior lights stay on, doors willnot lock. Taken to dealer 12/31/15 they cleaned and oiled door sensor and it lasted 6 mo.. it needs repaced before battery runs down or something major happens.

- San Angelo, TX, USA

problem #275

Apr 112016


  • 0 miles
Door ajar indicator sensor fails. Despite the drivers door being fully closed the indicator pops up on screen. Dome lights stays on, and doors remain unlocked. Did find out it's not how hard you close the door. It seems to be the number of time which is random.

- Macon, GA, USA

problem #274

Jan 012016


  • 40,000 miles
Door ajar light stays on even after closing door several times. This causes the doors to stay unlocked and the dome light on. It also intermittently will turn on at night while just sitting in the driveway draining the battery. It is very dangerous to be driving around with the doors unlocked and with the dome light on at night.

- Altoona, IA, USA

problem #273

Apr 012014


  • 36,000 miles
Driver door is shut, but door ajar indicator inside vehicle stays on along with dome light and doors won't auto lock anymore. Continuously opening and closing won't turn off door ajar indicator.

- Norman, OK, USA

problem #272

May 162016


  • 58,000 miles
My door ajar light is on even when the door is shut. It stays on all the time the vehicle is running. Unable to use car alarm because it does not register that the door is shut. This started back in may and has stayed on ever sense.

- Maquon, IL, USA

problem #271

Jun 012016


  • 40,000 miles
Drivers door ajar light remains on even after the door is fully closed.

- Sioux Falls, SD, USA

problem #270

Jun 032015


  • 62,946 miles
My 2012 Ford Edge, drivers door adjar switch, keeps indicating the door is open, when the door is closed, because of other accessories attached to this switch, it makes it difficult, to drive at night, the buzzer nose, make you turn the radio up so you want have to listen to the noise, and the dome lights stays on while you are driving, and the instrument info keeps going back to the issue, also so it tells you to put car in park door adjar, after researching this everyone tells me to break the switch, because if you fix it, it will keep coming back, because the mechanism that works the switch is poorly mad, when the plastic wears, it will not open fully to complete the circuit.

- Irving, TX, USA

problem #269

Jun 042016


  • 40,250 miles
Drivers door ajar warning when the door is closed. Does not happen all the time but is getting worse. The issue happened before the vehicle was 2 years old and was fixed under warranty. Now it is happening again at the 4 year make and not under warranty. This part should last the normal life span of the vehicle and barely lasts two years. Very poor design and quality of this part makes me hate this vehicle and Ford in general. Lots of other complaints filed regarding this matter and no need for me to repeat the safety issues.

- Willow Springs, IL, USA

problem #268

May 182016


  • 76,000 miles
"door ajar" dash light remains on even after closing the door multiple times. This prevents the doors from locking while driving and is a hazard for small children who ride in the back and have access to open the door.

- Fullerton, CA, USA

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