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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 9 of 16)

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problem #147

Jun 292015


  • 48,000 miles


Intermittent, the door ajar light comes on-when the door is really closed-it makes the dome lights stay on and the doors will not lock. This is referring the passenger door behind the driver. No matter how many times I open and shut-it still shows that it is open...updated 10/06/15

- Lake Charles, LA, USA

problem #146

May 012014


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Edge. The contact stated that the front driver side door ajar warning light continuously illuminated when the door was completely closed. The failure caused the internal dome lights to remain illuminated and caused the battery to drain. Also, the contact noticed that the doors failed to stay locked while driving. The failure recurred multiple times. The dealer stated that the sensor inside the door might need to be replaced; however, the vehicle had not been taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Fishers, IN, USA

problem #145

Nov 192014


  • miles
The door ajar light continually comes on in my 2012 Ford Edge. We have shut the door repeatedly several times and it will not shut. It is unsafe because the interior light stay on.

- Noblesville, IN, USA

problem #144

Mar 102015


  • 30,000 miles


After closing the driver's door, I get a door ajar message in the dashboard screen. When parked, interior dome lights remain on and doors will not lock since the vehicle thinks the door is still open. While driving, doors do not lock and notifications repeat after each stop as I release the brake to start accelerating. Repeated door closings may cause the computer to realize that the door is closed and the message may go away, but that solution works less and less often. My Edge is now 5 months out of warranty, but first occurrence was 2 months out of warranty. Ford hq tells me there is no recall on this issue and my dealership wants to charge me $400 to replace the door switch or $500+ if I want a diagnostic to determine if that solution will work, or if there is a larger problem. Online research reveals this problem is rampant across many Ford models and years. They know it's a flaw and refuse to make it right.

- Mount Juliet, TN, USA

problem #143

Jun 112015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 37,200 miles
The door latch light stays on durning drive time, it prevents locked doors and light on mirrors and interior light stay on. I have read there is multiple Ford Edge drivers with same saftety issue. This needs to be resolved its very dangerouse driving hazard it prevents door from locking during high speeds....updated 08-06/15 updated 9/29/2015

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

problem #142

Apr 022015


  • 58,000 miles
The door ajar warning stays on. Unable to lock door while driving. Vehicle constantly says to shift into park and the close the door. A huge problem while driving, distraction and may cause crashes.

- Cortland, IL, USA

problem #141

Jun 122015


  • 35,000 miles


Door ajar light stays illuminated when door is closed. This causes a distraction to the drive because the interior lights stay illumined when driving. Very serious and the dealer wants over 650 to fix the issue.

- Shoreview, MN, USA

problem #140

Jun 012015


  • miles
The door ajar message shows on the dash when door is closed. After many attempts the sensor does not read the door being closed. This seems to be a very big issue that requires a recall due to safety since it is part of the electrical system.

- Lumberton, NJ, USA

problem #139

Jun 052015


  • miles
Door sensor malfunctioning. Door alarm and lights continue to stay on after door is closed.

- Beaverton , MI, USA

problem #138

May 012015


  • 30,100 miles
Door ajar signal stay on when door is closed. Interior light stays on. Inability to lock doors while in vehicle. Faulty latch. Continuous door ajar chime sound on.

- Lawrence, KS, USA

problem #137

Nov 252014


  • 26,000 miles


"driver's door ajar" indicator is on all the time even though door is closed completely. Then the doors will not lock from inside the vehicle and the interior lights stay on (this is a safety hazard at night as the drivers vision is impaired by the interior lights). Also related to this problem: The "shift to park" audible and visual indicator operates at random while driving which is a significant distraction to the driver.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #136

May 152015


  • 32,154 miles
Door ajar signal stays on when door is shut. Interior light stays on. Doors cannot be locked when inside.

- Joelton, TN, USA

problem #135

May 152014


  • 32,154 miles
The door ajar signal stays on when door is shut. Interior light stays on. Door cannot be locked when inside.

- Joelton, TN, USA

problem #134

Mar 252015


  • 32,000 miles
The driver door latch is defective thus failing to notify the sensor that the door is actually closed. The door, although closed, registers open. The door ajar warning sounds on the dash board, dome lights stay on and doors do not lock. I am concerned that the defective latch may affect airbag deployment because the doors intermittently fail to lock. I began searching Ford forums only to find that this is an issue for many Ford owners. I contacted Ford Motor Corporation only to be informed that they knew nothing of this issue. It would be appropriate for Ford to acknowledge this issue, repair the faulty part at their expense, and continue to follow industry standards best practices.

- Orland Park, IL, USA

problem #133

Apr 012015


  • 44,000 miles
My driver side door does not register as closed. The cabin lights stay on and the doors don't always lock because the car thinks the door is ajar when it is not. When driving the car I get an alarm in the dashboard that continually states the driver side door is ajar.

- Bellevue, WA, USA

problem #132

Aug 132014


  • 90,000 miles
Doors will not register closed even if you slam the door will not close have to run car with alarms going off Ford will replace at an larg cost

- Medford, OR, USA

problem #131

Feb 022015


  • 36,000 miles
Door ajar light stays on so the doors cant lock the dome light stays on and Ford will not recall this unsafe problem there seems to be an existing problem with this model that the driver's door will not close properly and won't lock just went it gets out of warranty. The dome light stays on and the dashboard alerts keep going off. Called Ford and they won't fix the problem. This is unsafe to drive and this model should be recalled. $600 for repair

- Towaco , NJ, USA

problem #130

May 112015


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Edge. The contact stated that the front driver side door would not close properly and would set off the alarm. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that the sensor in the door that confirms the door is closed and locked needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 50,000. The VIN was not available.

- New Martinsville, WV, USA

problem #129

Apr 142015


  • 45,000 miles
Driver door shows not closed, lights are on, display shows door ajar and the bell is ringing.very difficult to drive night time with the interior lights on shinning in your face. Also the display is shows request to acknowledge and to validate information regarding the door being open. The symptom is increasing every day going to 90%+ now when get in the car we start being afraid to use the car now

- Buena Park, CA, USA

problem #128

Apr 292015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 31,000 miles
When driver's door is closed, the "door ajar" light is still on the display. You can slam the door hard several times before it will go off. Many times, it reappears after you begin driving. This causes a safety hazard to my family because my wife is not able to lock the doors when inside the car. (the "door ajar" will not allow it to be locked).

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

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