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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,564 miles

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2013 Ford Edge electrical problems

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2013 Ford Edge Owner Comments (Page 19 of 26)

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problem #142

May 202015


  • 36,200 miles


Door ajar switch is malfunctioning. The car will randomly say the drivers door is ajar. This typically happened when getting in and out of the car. Today it said the door was ajar randomly while driving.

- Menifee, CA, USA

problem #141

Jul 142014


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Edge. When the door was closed, the panel light remained illuminated as if the door was still open and the chime sounded constantly. While driving approximately 45 mph downhill, the brakes failed without warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that the brake booster failed. The brakes were repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was approximately 60,000.

- Tuba City, AZ, USA

problem #140

Dec 102014


  • 44,502 miles
Driver door sensory light "door ajar." Door is always shut when it trips & even periodically while driving down road. It's been cleaned repeatedly, supposedly fixed at local Ford dealership once a few months back, & doing it again. Cleaning hasn't worked this round either.

- Versailles , MO, USA

problem #139

Apr 272015


  • 49,000 miles


The driver door ajar sensor keeps staying on even when the door is shut all the way. It takes several attempts of opening and closing the door to get it to go off. While the door ajar sensor is on you can not lock your doors which is a safety issue. Because of this manufacturers defect it is easy for anyone to open the door and be attached or car jacked. If you are not careful the light can stay on for hours and drain your battery. I am sure nothing will get done about this until someone is killed or attached because of this defect. Its a shame!!!

- Rincon, GA, USA

problem #138

Dec 012014


  • miles
The driver's side door ajar warning/indicator light it near impossible to get it to switch off. If the warning light is on then the doors will not lock and the doors must lock so 'we' I can feel safe driving the Edge. It is not safe to drive around with the doors unlocked these days! it sometimes take many multiple slams of the door to get it to go off and the doom light to also turn off. Sometimes there is no way to get the warning light to turn off (so the doom light stays on), which kills the battery. There are many hundreds and hundreds of these complaints online, so please make Ford do the right think and correct their known problem! when the door does not latch the locks will not engage, an un-lached door is bad enough but not having a locked door at some red lights can be a literal killer or a literal mugging!

- Chattanooga, TN, USA

problem #137

Apr 152015


  • 36,500 miles
Door ajar warning light will not go off, even if door is closed. Online research shows that this problem has been ongoing for years with thousands of vehicles. Ford will not acknowledge problem. Cost to repair:$500 and eventually four doors:$2000. Interior lights do not go off causing problem at night.

- Big Canoe, GA, USA

problem #136

Mar 022015


  • 58,000 miles


The front driver side door ajar switch is malfunctioning. The door does not 'know' it is closed. Sometimes slamming it works, sometimes not. Did some online research and this is a very common issue and the fix is very expensive. Many mechanics think it should be recalled.

- Springfield, PA, USA

problem #135

May 192015


  • 46,000 miles
Ford Edge latch door ajar, dome lights stay on night driver hazard

- Breckenridge, MN, USA

problem #134

May 232015


  • 44,270 miles
Door ajar signal stays on when door is closed which keeps the interior light on and prohibits the doors from locking while driving. This creates safety issues through the distraction of having the interior light constantly on and the doors not locking. Through online research, I've noticed that this is a very common problem for my type of vehicle and noticed that nothing has been done about it at this point.

- Towaco, NJ, USA

problem #133

May 152015


  • 57,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Edge. While driving at a low speed, the doors failed to automatically lock. In addition, the door ajar warning light illuminated even though all the doors were closed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 57,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Lake Forest, CA, USA

problem #132

Apr 272015


  • 38,000 miles


Drivers side door keeps stating it is open when it is closed. Continues to stay on until multiple closures of the door, then will come back on when at low spped or comes to a stop.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #131

Apr 012015


  • 40,000 miles
Drivers side door keeps stating it is open when it is closed. Continues to stay on until multiple closures of the door.

- Fairview Park, OH, USA

problem #130

May 012015


  • 34,500 miles
The driver door ajar alarm started going off, and the doors unlocked while the car was moving on the interstate. It has now happened several times both while driving down the road and when getting in the vehicle. Now, the dome light and outside marker lights remain on and drain the battery when the vehicle is in park because the sensor isn't reading that the doors are closed.

- Geneseo, IL, USA

problem #129

May 112015


  • 63,000 miles
Vehicle door lock sensor is malfunctioning incorrectly creating driving and safety hazards, believes door is ajar when completely closed. Vehicle asks you to shift to park and dome lights stay on while driving at night creating a glare. Doors do not auto lock when driving which if a child grabbed a handle, they could potentially be thrown from the vehicle. Security of the vehicle is compromised with this issue, as well as a tendency to drain the battery, creating environmental issues due to frequently needing to purchase / change replacement battery.

- Daly City, CA, USA

problem #128

May 082015


  • 25,000 miles
2013 Ford Edge driver door sensor remains ajar, I close the door more than 7 times for the inside light to turn off. While driving the sensor will turn on and doors will not lock.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #127

Dec 012013


  • 29,000 miles
Door latch switch will not recognize that the door is shut. I took it in for warranty and Ford sprayed it with lub. And said it would fine. Because of it everytime you brake there is a chime. You cannot lock the doors the pop open again. Dome lights will not go off and battery in car will go dead if you leave the keys in the ignition. I am concerned that the airbags will not deploy in an accident. I think that this needs further investigation on Ford behalf. It is a distraction during driving and also a safety concern the doors will not lock when I have kids in the car. I tried to have it repaired and the repair failed.

- Lolo, MT, USA

problem #126

Apr 062015


  • 46,000 miles
The vehicle reports an open door when all doors are closed. The interior lights will not turn off and the doors will not lock until the door is reported closed.

- Mcleansboro, IL, USA

problem #125

May 012014


  • 70,000 miles
Door ajar light comes on when door is obviously closed. It can take up to 10-15 slams to get the light to go off. Annoying alert tone goes off until it's closed and dome light stays on. Also, car will not lock if door does not register as closed. This problem has persisted for over a year, but oddly goes away during the winter months. Just now, my windsheild wipers won't turn off. I don't know if these issues are related, but it all seems electrical in nature.

- Downingtown, PA, USA

problem #124

Jan 282015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 43,000 miles
After entering vehicle and securely closing driver door, the door ajar sensor indicates the door is not latched. Opening and closing the door several times usually will eventually rectify the problem. Sometimes the door ajar sensor will trigger while driving for no apparent reason. This has also happened twice when rolling up the driver-side windows as the window just reaches the closed position.

- Glenview, IL, USA

problem #123

Mar 022015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 43,000 miles
Driver door ajar sensor failing. Even though the driver door is fully closed and locked, the dash reports the door is ajar. Causes dome lights to stay on, chimes to sound, and drains battery. Cleaning and oiling with silicon spray helps some, but is a temporary fix at best. Ford dealer wants over $600 to replace latch assembly.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

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