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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 electrical problems

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2012 Ford Edge Owner Comments (Page 4 of 16)

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problem #247

Feb 152013


  • 12,000 miles


Door ajar sensor stays on, even though door is closed. The vehicle will not allow doors to lock when driving, and the alarm keeps going off, and dome light stays on when car is turned off if keys are left in the ignition. The doors not locking is the big safety problem, and should be recalled immediately. I had the dealer fix this once when the car was just over a year old, and now it is happening again a year and a half later. Faulty part for sure.

- Waterville, NY, USA

problem #246

Apr 152016


  • 65,000 miles
I purchased my low mileage Edge from local Ford dealer. Experiencing periodic issue with car transmission lag or jerking when accelerating from stop, as at a stop sign or pulling out of parking lots. Took to dealer several times, they can't duplicate issue, no codes. More recently the backup camera has intermittently failed. No backup guidelines are present, sometimes backup camera is visible, then goes black, other times doesn't work at all. Now my brakes are giving me issues. The pedal will either be very hard to press, as in losing power braking when a vehicle dies. Then the pedal may go all the way to the floor. Did experience something similar while in fast food drive thru, foot on brake, then brake losing pressure and pedal depressing to floor. I put the vehicle in park, then the "service advance track: Light came on briefly. This vehicle is not safe and once I make a list of all of the service bulletins it's going to the dealer for repair. Last time I went the idiot at the service counter put that I said the vehicle "stalled". never did I say that happened. I said there was a lag in acceleration and the feeling like a transmission jerking into gear. Piece of junk Ford, don't know what I was thinking buying it. All of these complaints on this site, amazing there aren't more accidents. Shame on you Ford! you used to make quality products.

- Cleveland, TN, USA

problem #245

Feb 012015


  • 70,000 miles
Door ajar sensor remains on even when door is shut. Doors do not lock when sensor is on. Interior lights stay on. Battery dies because lights do not turn off. All my doors are unlocked so it is very unsafe, someone could enter my vehicle while it is stopped.this happens everyday and cleaning the latch does not help.

- Newport, MI, USA

problem #244

Apr 102016


  • 70,000 miles


Door ajar alarm on when door is closed dome light stays on door wont lock

- Baroda, MI, USA

problem #243

Feb 162016


  • miles
2012 Ford Edge SE. I notice that sometimes it would show door ajared warning light. I would have open and close my door several times before the light go off. Then it progress to the point now it's permernant. Now doors won't lock while driving, interior lights momentarily stay on and the alarm beeps twice ( warning that the door ajar is keeping it from setting properly.

- New Haven, CT, USA

problem #242

Apr 112016


  • miles
Door ajar indicator on dash stays on even when door is closed, dome lights stay on, car alarm goes off randomly. Indicator will come on when vehicle is parked and in motion. Have had this problem for approximately 3 months now.

- Bealeton, VA, USA

problem #241

Apr 072014


  • 15,000 miles


The contact owns a 2012 Ford Edge. The contact started the vehicle and the door ajar warning indicator illuminated. A chime sounded even though all the doors were closed securely. In addition, the dome lights illuminated temporarily. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where a lubricant was applied to the door latches. The failure recurred one year later. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 15,000.

- North Richland Hills, TX, USA

problem #240

Apr 072016


  • miles
Car alarm goes off randomly while stationary. It's happened during the day and at night. This has happened 3 times already since April 1, 2016.

- Killen, AL, USA

problem #239

Mar 222016


  • 77,000 miles
The door ajar alarm will sound even when the door is secure. When this occurs the interior lights come on and it gives a audible signal. Interior lights coming on are hazardous when driving at night especially when it happens expectantly. This activation also causes the lights to stay on after you leave the vehicle. This has caused the battery to drain and not being able to start the engine. This happen to my wife while at work. Fortunately, this time, it wasn't in a remote location, but it could happen. Ford refuses to recall or repair at their cost, even though I had it repaired previously (while under warranty).

- Clayton, NC, USA

problem #238

Jan 012014


  • 60,000 miles
Sync intermittently shuts down sometimes for days at a time. When sync shuts down, the back-up camera is non-functioning which eliminates safe backing. There is no way to see small people or items that might be directly behind the vehicle....very dangerous!!!

- Plymouth, WI, USA

problem #237

Feb 012016

Edge 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles


The contact owns a 2012 Ford Edge. When the driver side door was closed, the door ajar warning indicator illuminated, the interior lights illuminated continuously, and the warning alarm sounded. While driving at night at various speeds, the interior lights obscured the contact's vision while driving. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 75,000. Updated 05/11/16

- Irons Ridge, WI, USA

problem #236

Mar 172016


  • 108,000 miles
The drivers door sensor keep stating the door is not closed or ajar

- St Charles, IL, USA

problem #235

Mar 302016


  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Edge. The contact stated that the door ajar warning indicator was constantly illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that a sensor for the driver side door needed replacement. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure occurred for approximately four months every day. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 45,000.

- Maplewood, MN, USA

problem #234

Feb 062016


  • 35,478 miles
Drivers dash warning light stays on reflecting door is unlocked. Started out as a occasional, then more common now it stays on 90% of the time.

- Pine Ridge, FL, USA

problem #233

Mar 022016


  • 44,000 miles
Drivers side door ajar light is staying on and doors are not locking when vehicle is in drive. When ajar light is on and you stop with car in drive the alarm will request you shift into park.

- Little River, SC, USA

problem #232

Mar 302015


  • 33,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Edge. The contact stated that while in park, the door ajar warning light illuminated. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who diagnosed that the door latch and the switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 33,000. The VIN was unavailable. Updated 05/10/16

- Atwater, OH, USA

problem #231

Mar 062016


  • 82,300 miles
Driver door not indicating closed properly. Defective switch on latch. Indicates door not properly closed at all times.

- Mocksville, NC, USA

problem #230

Mar 232016


  • 41,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Edge. The contact stated that the driver side door warning light continued to illuminate intermittently. The contact stated that the interior chime sounded and the interior lights remained illuminated. It was diagnosed that the switch had to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 41,000.

- Ham Lake, MN, USA

problem #229

Mar 072016


  • 112,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Edge. The contact stated that the warning light indicator illuminated when the front passenger side door was closed, which indicated that the door was ajar. The interior dome light remained illuminated. The contact applied force several times to close the door, but the failure recurred. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 112,000.

- Holt, MO, USA

problem #228

Mar 162016


  • miles
Door ajar sensor has failed causing doors to remain unlocked during driving and interior lights to remain on during driving.

- Spartanburg, SC, USA

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