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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 23 of 27)

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problem #91

Feb 162015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 25,000 miles


My 2013 Edge is new within the past 2 years and it is currently under lease. The door ajar notification is being triggered constantly which in turn affects other mechanisms or electrical systems in the car. The inability for the driver side door to close triggers cab lights, the door ajar lights, and the locking of doors. These issues can occur while stationary/parking and at various speeds while night and during the day. The cab light being on at night is the most dangerous from a driving standpoint, because it affects visibility to a point of wanting to try and open and shut it at high speeds. I don't know if having the cab light on while it is parked is enough to drain the battery or even how long the cab light even stays on, but unfortunately I'm going to probably learn this the hard way and be stranded. Also, there is definitely a risk of having items stolen from my car.

- Cincinnati , OH, USA

problem #90

Feb 012014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
Door ajar light continually come on, which results in a warning light, doors won't lock, can set the alarm when parked. The door (driver side door) is clearly closed. This is the second Ford Edge (previous was a 2011 model) that has had the exact same problem. Clearly a trend and a design flaw. Previous switch went bad at just under 40,000 miles.

- Plymouth, MN, USA

problem #89

Feb 052015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
Door adjar switch doesn't work. Interior lights stay on draining the battery, cannot lock doors anything! this is a major problem with all of these vehicles.

- Mazeppa, MN, USA

problem #88

Jan 122015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 38,000 miles


Driver's door open remains on when door is closed. Warning sound comes on while driving.

- Johnson City, TX, USA

problem #87

Dec 062014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
Driver's door open light comes on when door is closed. This happens very often and causes interior light to stay on. Warning light "shift to park" and warning sound comes on while driving.

- Norwalk, CT, USA

problem #86

Feb 092015


  • 41,000 miles
The driver's door sensor indicates that the door is ajar when it is closed and will not turn off until the door is repeatedly slammed. The interior dome light will not turn off and the electronic chime will continue to sound until the sensor is acknowledged or the door is slammed until the sensor turns off.

- Westerville, OH, USA

problem #85

Jan 232015


  • 67,000 miles


The contact owns a 2013 Ford Edge. The contact stated that the driver door ajar warning light illuminated when the door was closed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 67,000.

- Wilson, NC, USA

problem #84

Jan 282015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 37,000 miles
The drivers door ajar switch gives false ajar indications. This causes the dome lights to stay on which is a night time driving safety hazard. The false reading prevents the driver for seeing any valid ajar situations. With the dome lights on, creates an unsafe environments when sitting in the car at night in a public area. The doors will not lock when sitting in the car.

- Las Cruces, NM, USA

problem #83

Nov 192014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 45,800 miles
Sensor in drivers door latch sends message to dash panel "door ajar". this results in a warning bell every time car starts from complete stop. We are concerned there might be something else wrong & we wouldn't notice the warning as it happens so often as we drive.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #82

Jun 022014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 32,000 miles
Drivers door latch faulty. Causes "door ajar" and "shift to park" warning lights even though door completely shut. Ignoring the warning light is dangerous. Under warranty Ford's procedure is still to only clean the contacts and not replace the unit. This fault occurred again after they cleaned.

- Lafayette, CO, USA

problem #81

Nov 162014


  • 38,000 miles


Driver door ajar sensor malfunctioning and interior light stays on and door is fully closed only have 41,000 to open and close too many times for it to go out and if that even works.

- Erial, NJ, USA

problem #80

Aug 032014


  • 114,651 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Edge. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the "drivers door ajar" warning light illuminated sporadically. As a result, the vehicles warning chimes would intermittently activated, the map lights in the vehicle would stay lit, and the doors would not lock on their own. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician was unable to duplicate the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 114,651.

- Topok, AZ, USA

problem #79

Nov 042014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
My door sensor on my driver's side continues to alert me that it's open, when it isn't. this causes my dome light to stay on and all my doors not to lock. I have to slam my door hard multiple times to get it to go off, or just drive with it on.

- Yukon, OK, USA

problem #78

Dec 102014


  • 36,500 miles
The door ajar light warning comes on as well as the interior map lights, the door has to be slammed a number of times before the warning goes off and the lights go off. In addition when exiting the car it can not be locked until you slam the door more then once to shut off the alert.

- Yuma, AZ, USA

problem #77

Nov 282014


  • 43,000 miles
Driver side door symbol will appear on dash board was well as doom lights will stay on, will have to shut door a couple of times or turn the car back on to reset. This now getting to the point that the car cannot be locked or the doom interior lights will stay on and drain the battery.

- Old Monroe , MO, USA

problem #76

Dec 012014


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Edge. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the driver door unlocked and the interior lights illuminated independently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000.

- Hawthorn Woods , IL, USA

problem #75

Nov 102014


  • 47,700 miles
The system is showing a "door ajar" alarm, drivers front door. Initially I thought it was just because I did not close the door enough so I opened it and pulled harder and the alarm went away. We drove the car for a few days and one morning when it was cold I closed the door and the alarm posted again after opening and closing the door several times the alarm went away. We drove the car a few more days and the alarm was posting 50 % of the time. Around December the alarm began posting most of the time, now it post 100% of the time even on the warm days. There are at least three issues when the alarm is on. 1.the dome lights stay on after the car is turned off for around 20 minutes, I'm sure this is not good on the battery. 2.the dome lights do not go off while in reverse, they only go off after you are in drive and move forward for quite a few feet. This makes it difficult to see out of the windows after dark. 3.the doors do not lock after starting the engine.

- Amarillo, TX, USA

problem #74

Dec 012014

Edge 6-cyl

  • miles
The passenger side door ajar light stays on and the interior lights even when the door is shut. I have to slam the door hard 4-5 times to get it to go off. While driving down the road the light will come on and the alert to "shift to park". I took it to a Ford dealer who charged me $80 to say there was nothing wrong. I came home, knowing this wasn't right and found numerous complaints online about the same issue. Ford needs to place a recall on this.

- Grassflat, PA, USA

problem #73

Dec 082014


  • 30,000 miles
The driver side door keeps reading door ajar even tho the door is closed. It happens not only when the car is off and we go to lock it, but while we are driving as well. In the middle of driving the car will begin to make alert sounds, the lights will come on, and it will alert us to put the car into park. When we do park and go to lock the car, the dome lights stay on until the timer shuts them off because it is still registering the door as ajar. My main concern with this problem is that we have a newborn and the safety issues with driving this vehicle while alerts are going off is very troublesome. I have set an appointment up with the Ford dealership to look at the door, but after reviewing the gross number of complaints about this same issue, it is mind blowing to me that Ford has not stepped up and addressed this issue yet. How are you suppose to feel comfortable driving if the car is constantly alerting and telling you that your driver door is open?

- Macungie, PA, USA

problem #72

Nov 282013

Edge 6-cyl

  • 36,000 miles
The system is showing a "door ajar" alarm, drivers front door. Initially I thought it was just because I did not close the door enough so I just opened it, and pulled a little harder and the alarm went away. I drove the car for a few days and one morning when it was frosty I closed the door and the "door ajar" alarm posted again. I opened the door and closed it several times and the alarm went away. From this I thought the striker needed to be adjusted, I thought, "how is it possible that the door switch could have failed on a vehicle that is only 1.5 years old?". I drove the car for a few more days and at this point the alarm was posting about 50% of the time. Around the beginning of December the alarm began posting all the time. Now, it posts nearly 95% of the time with only a few times where it does not. The issue with this alarm is twofold: 1) it keeps the dome lights on because the system does not see that the door is closed when you get out of the car and lock it, thus the timer must time out (around 20 minutes) and the lights turn off. 2) this prevents the doors from being locked while driving. The last one is the one that I have a problem with because this, to me, is a safety concern.

- Issaquah, WA, USA

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