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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 8 of 17)

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problem #194

Nov 042015


  • miles


Driver side door sensor is faulty and says my door is open while it is closed and keep dome light on and doesn't lock door when closed and use the keypad outside.

- Coldwater, MI, USA

problem #193

Nov 242015


  • 37,000 miles
Door ajar light stays on after I shut and turn off car

- White Plains, NY, USA

problem #192

Jan 012015


  • miles
October of 2014, I purchased a 2012 Ford Edge. Only a few months of owning it the 'door ajar' warning would continue to show up, even though the door was clearly closed. This has still continued, its now November 2015. I went to a dealership at one point and they simply let me know how much it will be to fix, not once did they mention this is a recurring problem. Ford needs to take notice of this issue and actually show they care for their customers. I have recently reviewed many others complaining of the same issue. This is a huge red flag that needs to be looked at. I do not feel safe driving my car anymore, with my child especially. The doors do not lock once the car is in drive, that scares me. Also since the door does not appear to be closed according to the computer, the dome light stays on, making it hard to start driving at night. I have also bought a new battery and already it is drained due to the light staying on for about 20 minutes before turning off. When I purchase a vehicle I need to feel safe about my choice and at first I did, I love my car but no longer feel safe driving it.

- Garden City, ID, USA

problem #191

Nov 202015


  • miles


Door ajar warning comes on after shutting the drivers door. I have taken this in 2 times since I had this under warranty to have it fix and now it has happen again. With this problem these are the other problems caused by it. the dome light stays on and creates a night driving hazard. the dome light stays on and creates a safety hazard when sitting in a public area at night. the false door ajar signals prevents the driver from recognizing a real door ajar situation... very dangerous. the doors will not lock which is a major safety issue. faulty latch. The car has only 33000 miles on it and this is the 3rd time this has happen. This should be recall before someone gets hurt or kill by a faculty sensor that people will start ignoring because it doesn't work.

- Saint Cloud, MN, USA

problem #190

Nov 212015


  • 89,000 miles
2012 Ford Edge - check engine light comes on 4+ times a month. No problems found. Could cause consumer to ignore the light when there is a real problem with the engine. Occurs with engine on in stationary condition, and upon starting the vehicle and while in motion. Purchased May 2014.

- Toccoa, GA, USA

problem #189

Aug 152015


  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Edge. The contact stated that when the ignition was turned to the off position, a fire ignited under the front hood of the vehicle. The driver and front passenger exited the vehicle and the vehicle was engulfed in flames. The fire department extinguished the fire. A police report was not filed and there were no injuries reported. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 30,000.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #188

Jul 062015


  • miles


Door ajar sensor stays on even when the door is closed, this evolves the drivers door this time.

- Plainfield, IN, USA

problem #187

Nov 202015


  • miles
My 2012 Ford Edge has driver and rear doors ajar indicators are on the dash, closing the door repeatedly does not correct the problem. The car keeps telling me to shift to park. The door switch is a module inside the door. This is bad. When you park the car and lock it the light stays on exposing the inside of the car. This is unacceptable and need to be fixed or removed completely.

- Southfield, MI, USA

problem #186

Nov 022015


  • 51,000 miles
Drivers door ajar warning comes on and the dome lights will not go off. The door is clearly closed. This warning comes on more often than not. Very dangerous during night driving

- Kahoka, MO, USA

problem #185

Oct 022015


  • 36,885 miles
Drivers side door latch switch. Door ajar warning came on dash interior lights will not go off dangerous driving at night. Sometimes it goes off and then it's ok. Cost to repair $550 complete rip off.

- Port Orange, FL, USA

problem #184

Sep 162015


  • 48,000 miles


Driver door ajar switch malfunctioning. Door ajar display message stays on while door is closed, park/shift indicator comes on.

- San Clemente, CA, USA

problem #183

Nov 012015


  • 67,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Edge. While driving approximately 60 mph, all the interior lights illuminated and the door ajar indicator illuminated. The contact had to pull the vehicle over to the side of the road. The contact removed one of the fuses in order to shut off the interior lights. The dealer was aware of the failure and stated that there were no recalls. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 67,000.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #182

Sep 042015


  • 44,000 miles
Driver door ajar switch malfunctioning. Door ajar display message stays on while door is closed and the result is that the doors will not lock when the vehicle is moving. This is very unsafe! this issue originally occurred at approximately 20K miles and dealer replaced the door ajar switch under warranty. But issue is happening again 2 years later.

- Monroe, MI, USA

problem #181

Oct 262015


  • 64,000 miles
Drivers door ajar repeatedly comes on, dome light illuminates, message to put in park shows. Called Ford Motor Co. Who reports no recall!! this is a safety issue as it prohibits door locking, turns on interior light during night driving. Ford advised that they didn't know if this would be covered by my extended warranty. How can that be? all they could do was give me a case number if it ever turns into a recall. Even if out of warranty, this should be considered a latent manufacture safety defect! leaves me wondering how many owners need to report much less be injured before Ford takes care of it. I would advise all who have experienced this to report to Ford customer service.

- Nanjemoy, MD, USA

problem #180

Oct 022015


  • 31,000 miles
Bought a 2012 Ford Edge with 28,000 miles door ajar light stayed on even when door was shut. Ford dealer said the latch just needed cleaning. The work order states ( customer states, door ajar light stays on all the time advise on needed repair- just purchase vehicle from us. Checked with ids and drivers front door ajar switch staying on all the time, found tsb #15-0013 for cleaning electronics with special tool for repair, performed tsb#15-0013, repair verified)now 3 months later same problem. Door ajar light stays on bell sounds and interior lights come on. This is a certified Edge until March 2016. Glare from dome light distracting when driving at night. Ford needs to fix this problem now.

- Hudsonville, MI, USA

problem #179

Dec 312014


  • 51,600 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Edge. The contact stated that while driving at 5 mph, the air condition system failed to blow cool air. In addition, the interiors lights would remain illuminated and cause the battery to drain. The contact stated that all the electrical functions failed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the door sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 51,600.

- Marina Del Rey, CA, USA

problem #178

Oct 052015


  • 73,000 miles
Like the hundreds of other complaints, when door is properly closed, the "driver door ajar" alert comes on and beeps every time you accelerate from a stop, also causes interior light to stay on. I had not realized it was not allowing me to lock the door until I read all of the other complaints and tested it myself....sure enough, back door can be opened! I am now highly concerned about my 11 month old sitting in the back seat. Going to Ford tomorrow to figure this out!

- Centerville, OH, USA

problem #177

Nov 012013


  • miles
The panel shows driver door ajar all the time while driving the interior lights stay on after car has been locked for some time the lights go on even if the car has not been used for a while while the door ajar is on, the doors do not lock-safety issue, car in motion I tried getting the dealer I bought the car from to repair it, they stated that they could not because there was not recalls on my issues. But if I wanted it repaired it would cost me $350 to change the sensor that may be causing the problem. I believe the dealer sold me a lemon...the door ajar comes up as I close the left door as I put the car in motion;the doors do not lock while the car is in motion; interior lights is when the car is parked; the lights go on when the car is parked in the garage. The battery has died a couple of times as a result of this.

- Marysville, CA, USA

problem #176

Sep 242015


  • 55,000 miles
While getting in my car I realized after I shut the door at still says door ajar on dash. And now its getting worse it wont go off constantly stays on and will not allow you to lock doors.

- Hayden, AL, USA

problem #175

Jul 152015


  • 38,500 miles
Sometimes when I put the car into park, I get repeated warnings to "shift to park". if I don't jiggle the button on the shift knob, my seat and other electrical components will not respond. I have to start the truck a few times, put it through the gears (in drive and reverse), then I press the shift release button several times then the warning stops and my driver seat functions to allow me to get out of the car. This is a pain and the dealer said that if the problem couldn't be duplicated, then they cant do anything about it. I have had the truck in 2 times about this - the transmission shifts hard into gear after slowing or coasting and then accelerating. Almost feels like I have hit something when it happens. I'm very concerned, having two toddlers in the truck. I also took video of the parking, shifting into park issue. I just want it fixed....

- O'fallon, MO, USA

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