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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 3 of 26)

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problem #462

Sep 302016


  • 47,000 miles


In April 2014 at 20,000 miles a shift to park notice was beeping when engine was shut off and vehicle put in park. Had to keep foot on break and jiggle shifter to get shift to part notice to stop to ensure vehicle was in park and would not roll away and to prevent battery from draining. Was repaired by dealer under warranty in June 2014. In September 2016 at 47,000 miles the shift to park notices are happening again. Dealer says it is not covered under warranty and wants to charge for diagnostic and repair. Obviously the repair peformed under warranty did not fix the issue and this car is defective. I have safety concerns that the shift to park issue could result in car rolling away after driver believes they have parked car.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #461

Jun 192015


  • 48,897 miles
For the second time in less than two years my car is indicating that the driver's side door is open when it is closed. It notifies me constantly using lights and dinging which is very distracting while driving. Every time you turn on the car or step on the accelerator from a stop or slow speed it starts dinging. When backing up it is dinging making it hard to distinguish whether there is an object in the path. It also keeps the dome light from going off which caused the battery to fail which cost $162 to replace. Additionally, the first time I paid $120 to have it fixed at the dealer. 'when the problem recurred I searched the internet and found that it is a very common problem which should be recalled by Ford. A small inexpensive plastic piece which an experienced mechanic should be able to replace in 15 minutes. "when did this happen" and "how fast were you going" does not fit into a single date or speed; this has been ongoing for a couple of years and occurs at all speeds.

- Stanwood, WA, USA

problem #460

Oct 032016


  • 65,000 miles
I have been dealing with this door latch sensor issue for the duration of my ownership on my Ford Edge. I don't see how it is possible that our vehicles meet NHTSA standard Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) no. 206, door locks and door retention components. The testing for that standard would have been done in a laboratory, and it is apparent that contaminants out in the field are making their way into the door lock assembly and compromising the sensor - it is not a stretch to consider the latch itself may be deteriorating as well. There is no way to know if the door is fully shut. The interior lights coming on while driving at nighttime from the unpredictable sensor. I just replaced a battery 10/3/16, failed from the sensor draining it repeatedly, bought the largest capacity oem replacement I could get for it from from the dealer. While parked, even for hours and days on end untouched, the car will periodically sense the door is opened and closed (though it hasn't been), and the parking/convenience lighting will come on and go back off again.

- Redford, MI, USA

problem #459

Sep 222016


  • miles


Door ajar light stays on, faulty sensor does not read when the door is shut. Lights stay on and warning prompt appears on dash while driving with alarm. Vehicle mileage 51,000.

- Bucyrus, KS, USA

problem #458

May 032015


  • 67,000 miles
Door ajar sensor. It stays on at all times. It kills my car battery and now im on my 2nd new battery. I cant back up or drive safe at night because the interior light stays on. I cant lock my doors while driving or parked because it says door ajar.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #457

Sep 012015


  • 65,000 miles
Door ajar warning comes on, even when door is shut. This prevents the doors from locking and they can only be locked manually, the dome lights will never go off and eventually the battery dies, and the ac will only blow cold on 1 setting. It will not blow heat. The keypad will not let the vehicle lock when the warning is on. This happens when the car is moving or stationary, and intermittently. Sometimes it doesn't happen, sometimes I have to shut the door 20 times to get it to lock properly with the lights off.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #456

Oct 042016


  • 45,000 miles


Driver side door ajar alarm continues to go off, my doors will not lock, dome light stays on which is distracting and unsafe, when slowing down to stop, alarm goes off to "put car in park", which is distracting. Exterior lights and inside instrument panel stays lit up after car turned off, has drained my battery. This has been going on for 1.5 years.

- Vaughn, MT, USA

problem #455

Oct 032015


  • 55,000 miles
Driver door ajar alarm indicator is on all the time even when the door is closed. The auto locking system does not work, interior light stays on. In motion or stationary, under all conditions.

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #454

Sep 012016


  • 32,000 miles
The "driver door ajar" light does not turn off when you close the door. It will remain on the entire time the vehicle is being driven. The lights will stay on when you are not in the vehicle and when driving at night. Unable to lock the doors from the keypad because the vehicle thinks the door is still open. The horn beeps twice when you try to lock the vehicle with the key fob indicating that the door is open. The radio will also remain on after you exit the vehicle and lock the doors.

- Niles, OH, USA

problem #453

Sep 012016


  • 50,000 miles
Door ajar light on dash continues to stay lit after door is closed. This creates an issue as the door locks will not engage when the vehicle is running.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #452

Feb 012016


  • 96,000 miles


The door ajar light is continually on, rarely does the door shut and the light goes off. This leaves the interior lights on extended periods of time and is a safety issue as the door is not secure. The car does this both when stationary and in motion.

- Ionia, MI, USA

problem #451

Jul 112016


  • 17,000 miles
Door ajar light remained lit on dashboard as well as interior lights illuminated. Happened sometimes once door was shut and vehicle still in park causing me to have to try multiple times to get sensor to register properly and would happen sometimes shortly after taking off and getting up to speed on city streets, or shortly after I would get up to 10 mph causing the auto lock feature to activate and door ajar light would illuminate. Also was able to get sensor to register door would be shut and I would climb out the passenger side door and back in later, not opening driver door afterwards and would get door ajar light when vehicle was started. Taken to dealership for repairs and was told it was determined to be caused by faulty instrument cluster. Dealer replaced cluster and still had issue with door ajar remaining lit shortly after getting back home.

- Friendswood, TX, USA

problem #450

May 272015


  • 40,000 miles
The "door ajar" warning light and bell stays on after the door is shut. This happened on my Edge in January 2015. I took it to the Ford dealer, and first they adjusted the door latch. That only lasted a couple of months. When I took it back, the dealer said that Ford told them the latch would have to be replaced. The bill to replace the latch was $132.08, which I paid. That fixed my problem. I saw on the news today that this is a problem you are investigating, and I wanted you to know my situation.

- Osage Beach, MO, USA

problem #449

Sep 192016


  • 15,500 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Edge. While driving at any speed, the engine indicator illuminated and the power shut down. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that there was electrical failure. The vehicle was repaired; however, the issue recurred numerous times. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 15,500.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #448

Oct 032016


  • 30,000 miles
Door ajar light for drivers door will intermittently stay on when door is closed. As a result the overhead lights go on obstructing drivers vision at night. Additionally it is impossible to lock the doors when this condition exists. When driving an irritating message comes on saying to shift to park and close door which are already closed. This appears to be a bad design flaw which creates a dangerous situation for occupants of the vehicle. The dealerships charge somewhere in the neighborhood of $450 to replace assembly which in some cases still does not correct the problem. This is a safety issue that Ford needs to address in a recall.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #447

Jul 152016


  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Edge. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 50 mph, the rear driver's side door opened without being prompted as the door ajar warning indicator illuminated continuously. The contact stated that the 'shift to parkż warning message also displayed and the vehicle would not lock due to failure. The contact mentioned that the 'shift to parkż warning message illuminated while the vehicle was being operated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Bonney Lake, WA, USA

problem #446

Sep 302016


  • 50,000 miles
The driver side front door closes but the door ajar warning light stays on and is annoying. My wife took it in and they wanted $500 to fix it on a 3yr. Old car they can't make a latch to last longer than 3 yrs.?

- Tomball, TX, USA

problem #445

Sep 052016


  • 50,000 miles
The car is at 50,000 and the drivers side door ajar signals the door is open and it is not. This is a safety issue because the doors do not automatically lock as they should. Also, it causes the dome lights to stay on and other sensors to come on when the car is at a stop light or stop sign. Due to this being an issue read about widely Ford should issue a recall to fix this.

- Lakewood, CA, USA

problem #444

Oct 012013


  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Edge. While the vehicle was parked, the door ajar indicator illuminated when the door was closed and the interior lighting randomly illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the driver's door sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 30,000. The VIN was not available.

- Saint Charles, MI, USA

problem #443

Apr 082016


  • 41,000 miles
The door ajar warning stays on causing the interior lights to stay on and inability to lock the car doors while driving.

- Hanson, MA, USA

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