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definitely annoying
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 4 of 17)

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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

problem #267

May 312016

Edge 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
My 2012 Ford Edge continues to alert as I am driving that my driver side door is ajar when in reality it is not. I have video of this because it distracts me as I am driving due to the red alert posted on the panel along with the high pitch beep/alarm as the warning. I than have to continually hit the reset button with my left thumb in order to silence the warning until it starts all over again within seconds. While researching this problem, it seems that it is very common within these Ford vehicles. It would be greatly appreciated if this could be addressed as a recall. This has been a problem with my vehicle for many months now. One stage observation is that the aforementioned malfunction becomes occurs much more often once the temperature outside exceeds 65 degrees or higher for some reason. Thank you [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Stratford, CT, USA

problem #266

May 202016


  • miles
Door ajar sensor shows open when door is closed. Even after slamming door. Sensor shows door open any time the car is started.

- Cape May, NJ, USA

problem #265

Mar 152016


  • 82,000 miles
Driver door ajar switch malfunction whenever ignition is turned on.

- Mocksville, NC, USA

problem #264

May 252014


  • miles


The contact owns a 2012 Ford Edge. The contact stated that the driver side door failed to properly close while the door ajar warning light was constantly illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that a sensor failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Celina, OH, USA

problem #263

Mar 012015


  • 35,000 miles
Drivers side door says is ajar when it is closed. This is when parked or in drive. Indicator will not go off no matter how many times I shut the door.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #262

May 012016


  • 52,000 miles
While driving the door ajar alarm will turn on and the interior lights come on. After repeated attempts to close the door the alarm will not turn off nor the interior lights. It has gotten to the point that the lights are always on and the door ajar alarm is on constantly.

- Norwalk, CA, USA

problem #261

Feb 022016


  • 19,555 miles
Driver`S door sensor tells door ajar-when it is not

- Whitman, MA, USA

problem #260

May 022016


  • 48,000 miles
Door ajar warning will not shut off even when closed. Interior lights stay on when driving and locking vehicle, creating extra drain on battery and poor visibility during night driving. Initially, it would shut off when door was slammed shut, but is now continuous.

- Honey Brook, PA, USA

problem #259

Aug 032015


  • miles
The drivers side door alarm always goes off. Constant dinging, and the interior lights remain on. I have had to replace 1 battery already. Driving at night, especially in reverse, is terribly difficult with the lights on. The door is securely shut, however, that does not stop the alarm. The other issue I've had is the brake booster. I thought it was just the brakes so got those fixed and then stopping was near impossible. I had to push the pedal entirely to the floor to come to a slow stop. Should I have had to come to a quick stop, that would have been impossible. My husband did some research to see that this is a common problem so we went to get it repaired. However, it was costly and could have been a total disaster. The car was only 3 years old at the time.

- Toledo, OH, USA

problem #258

Mar 012016


  • 73,000 miles
Faulty/failing door latch sensor triggers "door ajar" instrument panel and sound warnings while engine is on, causing doors to unlock, interior lights to come on, and continued sound warnings whenever vehicle accelerates. When vehicle is stationary and engine is off, sensor fault causes interior lights to remain on for 10-minute cycle that cannot be manually overridden (per Ford). Issue was addressed while vehicle was under warranty, but Ford will not address it now under warranty or "goodwill" repair program.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #257

Apr 052016


  • 60,000 miles
There is an instrument panel alarm that says "driver door ajar" that remains despite repeated opening and closing of the driver's door. We paid almost $600 to have the sensor replaced about a year ago, and now it is doing the same thing. The dealership wants to charge us again to fix it. It is a safety issue. Not only does this alarm cause constant blinking and warning tones when driving, but the interior lights stay on at night for about 1 minute after driving, and I've had the car battery discharge twice when exiting the vehicle and trying to lock up for the night. If you slam the door repeatedly, it sometimes will go off, but there have been many times when I've opened and slammed the drivers door over 10 times, and I just have to live with the alarm, noise, and distraction. It has been an issue - this second time - for about a month.

- Sterling, VA, USA

problem #256

May 112016


  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Edge. As soon as the vehicle was started, the door ajar warning indicator illuminated as well as the internal lighting. The failure occurred daily. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 65,000.

- Rogers, AR, USA

problem #255

Apr 302016


  • 54,000 miles
Door ajar warning comes on when the door is completely closed. If you slam the door enough times, it may go out. Dome lights stay on and depletes the battery. Warning chime is going off while vehicle is in operation.

- Macomb, MI, USA

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