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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,184 miles

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2012 Ford Edge lights problems

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2012 Ford Edge Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #11

Feb 202015


  • miles


Says door is ajar when its not. Dome light will not turn off, wont lock, and beeps constantly when not in park until I try to close the door, that is already closed. Have to open and close, open and close, open and close until it turns off. Has happened numerous times. This is not just an annoyance issue.

- Bartlett, IL, USA

problem #10

Dec 012014


  • 83,000 miles
My 2012 Ford Edge has been experiencing some electrical issues. One of them being the "door ajar" warning light. This warning light will keep my inside lights on if I am not able to clear the warning. I usually need to slam the door a couple of times and if that doesn't work then I need to restart the car and close the door and then turn the car off and usually this will clear it. I hear this is happening to quite a few Ford vehicles and think this should be looked into for a recall. If you don't realize that your cars inside lights stay on then it could drain your battery and leave you stranded.

- Bethel Park, PA, USA

problem #9

Feb 062015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 62,500 miles
Driver's side door sensor not working properly. Drivers side door ajar warning stays on even when door is clearly closed. Because of this, the inside dome light stays on. When first entering vehicle in the mornings, interior light does not come on.

- Frisco, TX, USA

problem #8

Dec 162014


  • 40,000 miles


-door ajar signal stays on when door is closed -interior lights stays on -inability to lock doors while in vehicle -faulty latch

- Carolina, PR, USA

problem #7

Dec 012014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 34,000 miles
Dome light stays on = creates night driving hazard. Dome light on creates safety hazard when parked in public area at night. False door ajar signal prevents the driver from recognizing a real door ajar situation = safety issue the doors will not lock-= safety issue. Issue = door ajar signal stays on when door is closed, interior light stays on, inability to lock the door while in the vehicle, and faulty door latch. This is a safety issue that needs a recall.

- Old Bridge, NJ, USA

problem #6

Nov 292014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 43,440 miles
Door ajar light came on and does not go off. Door is fully closed. This causes the overhead lights to stay on for some time making it hard to see when driving at night. This also causes the warning bells to go off intermittently while driving. A light will go on telling you to shift into park while driving down the road. Very distractive. Door locks do not function properly which can be dangerous in itself. Dealer tells me this is a faulty door ajar sensor. They want $500 to make my car safe to drive. Searching the web shows that this is an ongoing problem with Ford products that they are quite aware of. I feel Ford should be responsible for safety related issues on their products and that a recall should be issued to make these cars safe. Thank you

- Eureka, IL, USA

problem #5

Jul 312014


  • 37,173 miles


The contact owns a 2012 Ford Edge. The contact stated that the interior light and compass malfunctioned. The interior lights failed to turn off when the vehicle was shut off and door were closed. As a result, the failure caused the battery to be completely drained and the vehicle failed to start. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for a diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 37,173.

- Havey, IL, USA

problem #4

May 072014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 73,250 miles
Vehicle states "door ajar with all doors properly closed. Complaint is ongoing. Here is the issue. The interior lights are on and remain on until vehicle is going over 5mph in a forward gear. You totally lose visibility to back up. You cannot see anything to back up. It is difficult to seeing going forward to attain 5+ mph to turn off the interior lights. The problem is minimally annoying during daytime hours and is extremely dangerous at night. You are forced to back up totally blind. It is dangerous you could back over a pedestrian, a fixed object, or another car. Ford took a reliable and simple process and created a difficult (and expensive) unreliable process and it is failing on several cars.

- Texarkana, TX, USA

problem #3

Jul 162014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 37,120 miles
The driver door latch signals that the driver door is ajar when it is not. This prevents the door from locking and also affects the instrument panel display and interior lighting as well as the alarm system.

- Banner Elk, NC, USA

problem #2

Oct 182013


  • 56,512 miles
Drivers side door ajar warning lights when door is closed, preventing door locks from being engaged, dome lights stay on, and door ajar alarm activates every time vehicle stops. The alert is distracting and interferes with detection of other alarms. Door locks not being engaged is a safety issue, particularly with children in vehicle. Condition worsens over time and also is worse at temperatures above 85 degrees F.

- Keller, TX, USA

problem #1

Feb 012014


  • 40,000 miles
When in drive, and door closed, door ajar indicator constantly dings. When contacting dealership, they acknowledged its a known issue for this vehicle, yet Ford doesn't deem it a safety issue, therefore won't recall it. It is a distraction, and door is unable to be locked when in drive, creating a safety issue. Also, since the vehicle thinks the door is open, when in park and locked, interior lights will not go off, leading to battery drain. Dealership wants to charge a diagnostic fee, before it will fix the problem when they know exactly what the issue is. Of course the issue happened right after vehicle went over mileage warranty. Door lock was already replaced within a month of vehicle purchase, and the second one went bad already. Those only have 1000 mile warranty on replacement parts, Ford is knowingly putting defective parts in the vehicles.

- Allen Park, MI, USA

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