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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,682 miles

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2013 Ford Edge electrical problems

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2013 Ford Edge Owner Comments (Page 21 of 27)

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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

problem #122

Apr 022015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 61,000 miles
Driver side door ajar sensor bad. No matter how hard you slam the drivers door, the sensor gives a dash warning light that driver door is ajar.

- Mukilteo, WA, USA

problem #121

Nov 092014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 28,000 miles


Door ajar switch not working properly - it intermittently indicates the door is still open. The interior lights stay on, and "door ajar" warning is annunciated. Additionally, the doors will not lock while driving, and cannot be locked after parking if trying to use the exterior keypad.

- League City, TX, USA

problem #120

May 012015


  • 40,000 miles
A constant driver door ajar alert when the door is not ajar. Will try to close the door multiple times and still get the same alert. The interior lights will not go off because of the message. This causes a safety hazard because the driver will not know if their door is ajar or not. The interior lights will remain on and this causes the battery to wear out much faster than normal and can cause a very serious hazard for the driver at night.

- Marion, OH, USA

problem #119

Jan 082014


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Edge. While operating the vehicle, the door ajar warning message for the front and rear driver side doors would display although the doors were completely secured. The contact also indicated that after turning the vehicle off and closing the doors, the battery would become drained due to the failure. The vehicle was taken to the dealer on multiple occasions and the door switches were cleaned and/or replaced but the failure would recurred approximately 10,000 miles later. In addition the contact indicated that due to the failure the doors were unable to be locked while operating the vehicle and the interior lights would remain on. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 50,000.

- Rialto, CA, USA

problem #118

Apr 252015


  • 52,314 miles
The driver door ajar alert stays on even when the door is completely shut. It is keeping the internal lights on, and isn't allowing the doors to lock. It is also not allowing to lock after the vehicle is shut off without opening and shutting the door several times.

- Macomb, MI, USA

problem #117

Apr 142015

Edge 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Edge. The contact stated that the front driver side door ajar warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 52,000. Updated 6/11/15

- Ocala , FL, USA

problem #116

Feb 022015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 65,789 miles
My left rear door stays ajar which keeps the lights on which kills my battery. Also when I'm in park my drive traction control light turns off and on. As a Ford customer I wish they would recall these defects so I wouldn't have to pay for parts out of my own pocket.

- Anthony, TX, USA

problem #115

Apr 242015


  • 47,000 miles
My 2013 Ford Edge SUV is in the Ford shop as I write this " it's been there since Friday, due to a latch issue " which is a Ford part malfunction. (a bad part) a part that will not last and may need to be replace again.. I google it Friday and saw there are so many complaints on the part, I don't understand why it's not recalled or the Ford company I bought it from can't just replace it. Ford wants $484 from me to replace this part, I am so upset. Plus they have had my car for three days. After this I am done with Ford!!! my first new SUV, my first Ford purchase and it's already in a shop, due to a part that was not a good part to start out with. If you guys want to buy this SUV from me, make me an offer. I am not a happy customer. Ready to go to Toyota or a Honda.

- Millington, TN, USA

problem #114

Jun 132014


  • 42,000 miles
Bought this Edge and in less than a month later the "door ajar" light starting coming on. Almost a year later and still nothing has worked in fixing it. Dealer wants $400 to fix something that should be recalled by Ford. Major safety hazard as you cannot lock the doors when you have this error.

- Delta, UT, USA

problem #113

Apr 022015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
The driver side door ajar indicator lights when the driver side door is closed. After several attempts at opening and closing the door, the indicator shuts off. The dome light stays on until the indicator shuts off. The indicator has come on while driving, causing the dome light to come on and the door locks to unlock. This situation has impaired my visibility during night time driving. The dome light will draw down the battery if you are not aware that it is on when leaving the vehicle.

- Buckeye, AZ, USA

problem #112

Feb 282015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 46,300 miles
The sensor on the driver's side door to detect door closure malfunctions repeatedly and does not register that the door is closed even if the door latch is in proper position. This creates a significant safety hazard in that the doors cannot be fully locked (significant crash safety risk) while driving or stopped at a stoplight (personal security risk, remains able to open door from the exterior). This is a recurrent problem and from encounters with other owners, this is consistent across these vehicles and recurs even if the part if replaced. This is in validation of FMVSS no. 206 requirements.

- Charlottesville, VA, USA

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