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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
41,642 miles

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2012 Ford Edge lights problems

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2012 Ford Edge Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #52

Mar 012016


  • 65,000 miles


The "door ajar" warning light will not turn off when the driver and rear left passenger doors are closed. The doors are closed firmly, but the warning light still shows the doors to be open. The doors are closed and locked, but the car registers them as open, and thus keeps the interior dome light on along with the exterior lights of the car. Without no way to turn off the lights they end up draining the battery.

- Yulee, FL, USA

problem #51

Sep 032016


  • miles
Vehicle says that the drivers side door is ajar but the door is closed and latched. Causing the vehicle not to lock and the interior lights to stay on.

- Warsaw, IN, USA

problem #50

Aug 012015


  • 42,000 miles
Both the drivers side rear passenger door and the front passenger door closed sensors stopped working. The door ajar sensor is always on which causes the interior lights to stay on and the door locks to unlock while at highway speeds. This happens 100% of the time. The interior lights do go out once I reach 10 mph but there is no visibility when backing up at night making it dangerous for me and anyone that might be behind me.

- Atascadero, CA, USA

problem #49

Aug 082016


  • 88,000 miles


Light comes on saying driver door is open, come to a stop starts dinging shift to park. Car cant be locked at times, and will not lock while driving. Ligts will stay on running down the battery if you dont turn them off inside the vehicle. This will be the second time taking to dealership, Ford customer care has been involved in both instances, cost to repair is over $600.

- San Angelo, TX, USA

problem #48

Jul 032016


  • miles
Door ajar stays on on driver side.

- Ware Acres, OK, USA

problem #47

Jul 052016


  • 58,000 miles
The "door ajar" light continues to activate eventhough my door is clearly closed. The passenger side was previously serviced and now the driver "door ajar" is activated. The problem is the doors will not lock when "door ajar" is activated and I have very small children. Very dangerous! I have recently discovered this is a problem with this model by Ford.

- Wheeling, IL, USA

problem #46

Jun 152016


  • 52,000 miles


Driver side door ajar lite remains on even if door closed securely. Door ajar light and signal remains O when car moving or stationary. In some cases when door ajar signal on the interior light remain on and do not go out in 1 minute as normal.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #45

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 #44

Jun 012016


  • 35,000 miles
The dash warning light comes on indicating left driver door is open. Started out as intermittent now it remains more constant.. started malfunctioning prior to warranty expired and I would slam the door shut and light would go out. Became more frequent and now it stays lit most of the time.. very aggravating.

- Beverly Hills, FL, USA

problem #43

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 #42

Dec 012015


  • miles


Door ajar stays un causing interior kights to remain on causing safety hazard at night and kills the battery. It happens when sitting in park and while driving.

- Oxford, GA, USA

problem #41

Apr 242016


  • 263,160 miles
When I get in my Ford Edge and close my door, it says driver door ajar, have to slam the door 4 or 5 times, and interior light stay on and wont lock either, faulty latch. Its a safety issue, was stationary, then when I was driving it came on driver door agar

- Smithville, TN, USA

problem #40

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 #39

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 #38

Apr 112016


  • 25,000 miles
Door ajar and latch issue -door ajar signal stays on when door is closed -interior light stays on -inability to lock doors while in vehicle -faulty latch on drivers side door -the dome light stays on and creates a night driving hazard -false door ajar signal prevents driver from recognizing a real door ajar situation -the doors will not lock which is a major safety issue

- St Louis, MO, USA

problem #37

Mar 022016


  • 39,000 miles
Door ajar light remains on when all doors are shut. System constantly advises driver to shift to park while driving and continues chiming that driver's door is open. Doors will not lock, many safety features will not engage because computer believes driver's door to be open.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #36

Jan 042016


  • 46,000 miles
Driver door ajar when not. Door locks do not engage while driving, interior dome lights remain on which drains battery and unable to drive at night due to this. Major safety issue. Can not lock vehicle from outside or set alarm all interior locks remain on and do not shut off

- Lancaster, CA, USA

problem #35

Dec 012015


  • 54,000 miles
1) "shift to park" error: Have to click the shifter one or two times to clear it. Until I do, the seat does not move back for exiting. 2) "driver door ajar" error: Have to open and close the door, sometimes only once, but usually many times in order to clear the error. 3) if the "door" error is not cleared, the "shift" error will appear while moving, whenever I come to a stop. Also, the audible signal will kick in. 4) at times the driver door will not unlock with the touch of my hand. I suspect when I shut the door last, the "door" error was probably in effect. Service: I actually took my car to the dealer and all they could tell me was that the shifter had to be replaced for $500. They couldn't even find the "door" error. I think this merits a recall notice and Ford should repair these problems at no or reasonable costs.

- St. Charles, MO, USA

problem #34

Feb 012016


  • miles
Passenger door ajar sensor is malfunctioning. System does not recognize hat the door is closed and will not allow doors to lock posing safety issue. Also the dome light will not turn off due to the sensor not recognizing that the door is closed. Even after repeatedly shutting door (over 10 times) the sensor will pop on during driving of the vehicle. Done lights remain on after car is turned off which drains the battery.

- Cordova, TN, USA

problem #33

Feb 012016


  • 35,000 miles
The door sensor says the driver's door is open when it is not and stays on. This does not allow the door locks to close and is unsafe. The interior lights also go on and stay on for a period of time.

- Stillwater, MN, USA

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