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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
40,397 miles

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2012 Ford Edge Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #59

Oct 082014


  • 81,000 miles


Door ajar sensors/light doesn't indicate when doors are closed, and will come on for no reason when vehicle is driving. This causes the interior lights to illuminate and doors unlock/unable to lock. Very dangerous at night or when I dirve with children in the car.

- Dover, NH, USA

problem #58

Jul 012016


  • 36,000 miles
The warning light that the driver door is ajar is constantly on, even though the door is shut. This prevents the doors from locking when the car is on, and when driving. It also keeps the interior and perimeter lights on, until they 'time out, ' wearing down the battery.

- Overland Park, KS, USA

problem #57

Mar 012016


  • 30,000 miles
The "door ajar" light located on the instrument cluster stays on all of the time even when all doors are closed and fully latched. When the light is illuminated continuously, the vehicle doors will not lock which is a serious safety issue. When the vehicle is on and the door lock button is pressed, the doors lock and then unlock within a second apart. Once the vehicle is exited and locked with the remote, the interior and exterior lights remain illuminated.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #56

May 012015


  • miles


Safety issue regarding door latch and door ajar sensor. Sensor has failed and continues to think the door is ajar which causes the doors not able to lock, and the interior light stays on and causes windshield glare when driving at night. This is a safety hazard as you cannot lock the doors for protection and you can't see properly to drive at night.

- Clayton, NC, USA

problem #55

Aug 102016


  • 70,000 miles
Driver door ajar light remains on at all times, not sure if door is closed all of the way or not, dome lights remain on as well. This happens while parked whether keys are in the ignition or not and also while driving.

- Imperial, MO, USA

problem #54

Nov 012016


  • 1,000 miles
Door ajar switch does not operate correctly. When door is close, it says its open and all interior light remain on. Difficult to see at night and battery will run dowm

- Norman, OK, USA

problem #53

Jun 012015


  • miles


My Ford Edge,2012, had a "door ajar" warning and it required slamming the door very hard to get the warning removed. My lights would stay on after I parked and again require slamming the door multiple times. My back up camera will work and then not work making that safety feature unreliable! I had the door latch replaced at a cost of 325 dollars. Other Ford products have also experienced these problems and are under a recall. I believe this issue is not the result of careless treatment by my wife or me. We are both over 70 years old.

- Sandusky, MI, USA

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

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