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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,620 miles

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2013 Ford Edge electrical problems

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2013 Ford Edge Owner Comments (Page 1 of 27)

problem #538

Dec 282016


  • miles


Door ajar light stays on even when door is shut. Happens intermittently and unsure if door is shut. Doors will not lock when door ajar light is on. Interior lights also stay on.

- Bridgeport, WV, USA

problem #537

Jan 152017


  • 65,000 miles
Door ajar warning when door is shut, the driver door will not lock presenting one safety hazard. Also the dome light stays on during night time driving causing a road hazard because it impairs the ability to see the road. It also drains the battery and can leave you stranded in a parking lot.

- Rupert, WV, USA

problem #536

Aug 012016


  • 38,000 miles
Driver's side door light stays on even when door is properly latched. The light will go away after opening and closing several times, but the light has also come on while the vehicle is in drive, going down the highway, and it refuses to lock as a result. Malfunction was reported to the dealership, but they didn't fix the car. They believed we'd either need a new door latch or to restart the car's electronic system.

- Charlottesville, VA, USA

problem #535

Jan 102017


  • 6 miles


When driver side door is shut, the inside lights stay on and the door ajar warning light stays on. Door does not lock and door chime continues making it unknown if door is truly shut and secured when driving down the road. While driving the door ajar light has come on, cabin light turns on causing dangerous situation at night.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #534

Oct 102016


  • 51,000 miles
Driver door closed switch fails regularly. Warnings say driver door ajar and shift to park while driving.

- Laramie, WY, USA

problem #533

Jul 062016


  • 50,000 miles
Gear shift lever switch fails intermittently when car is in park but warnings say it is not in park.

- Laramie, WY, USA

problem #532

Dec 302016


  • miles


Fuel level drops dramatically, the fuel indicator will drop up to 20 miles per every mile of actual mileage. Gas seems to be leaking and odometers will skip numbers.

- Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA

problem #531

Jan 012015


  • miles
Door ajar sensor remains on.

- Rockwall, TX, USA

problem #530

Jun 122016


  • 55,000 miles
Door ajar light is on, even when the door is securely shut. Driver front and passenger front.

- Grand Junction, CO, USA

problem #529

Dec 192016


  • 34,550 miles
Driver's side "door ajar" warning light along with associated alarms ("shift into park") goes off when closing the door. This warning also keeps the interior lights on, thus potentially draining the battery. Backing up in the dark is impossible because the interior lights are so bright, nothing can be seen outside. My temporary solution has been to disconnect the battery when I'm parked for a prolonged period of time. My concerns are; will this be happening to all 6 door sensors, how long will these faulty sensors last, will they find a redesign for this sensor that lasts longer than 34K miles and what if the door really isn't closed? Ford Motor Company has already recalled this sensor/module on other models (Focus, etc) of this year. Because there aren't as many Edges on the road isn't a good reason to not want to make the correction for all models involved.

- Coatesville, PA, USA

problem #528

Dec 162016


  • 65,000 miles


Door sensor reflects door open 3rd or 4th time this has happened. Doors will not lock and dome light remains on.

- Colleyville, TX, USA

problem #527

Dec 052016


  • 40,000 miles
Door ajar warning light will not go off when drivers door is completely shut. This causes dome lights to stay on until car is moving causing a visibility problem. Doors will not lock even when locked manually doors will unlock by itself while car is in motion causing a child in back seat to open a door while the car is moving and possibly falling from car.

- Jeffersonville, IN, USA

problem #526

Dec 292016


  • 110,000 miles
My truck displays "shift to park" when in park and the indicator is not illuminated whether the engine is off or on. I had to replace a battery due to this problem. Even though the car is off the electronics stay on drawing power because it's not sensing the vehicle is in park. This problem is widely known and Ford has a tsb for the shifter but no recall. I've had nothing but problems with this vehicle and will not purchase another Ford again.

- Manhattan, KS, USA

problem #525

Dec 122016


  • 50,000 miles
I have an issue with a sensor on the vehicle. I have a "door ajar" light on when the door is closed. It is on the driver door and no others. I know this is a common issue with Ford SUVS and just want my vehicle down for documentation. If any further information is needed by me please email or call me.

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #524

Dec 202016


  • miles
Rear drivers side door ajar light coming on when door closed comes on while driving, causing alarm and all interior lights to come on. Stays on even when door is closed and latched. Dealer says door latch must be replaced, even though door is properly latching.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #523

Dec 012016


  • 42,000 miles
Driver door latch; door won't lock or stay locked intermittently; door ajar light comes on when the door is closed. When the intermittent problem occurs, the doors unlock, the dome light comes on, which makes it difficult to see while driving at night or early morning. The battery is draining-the door ajar light causes the interior lights to come on when the vehicle is parked. It will not lock from outside the vehicle intermittently. This started earlier this month an is becoming more frequent. This needs to be addressed now! from my research, this is a long standing issue with Ford products.

- Maple Valley, WA, USA

problem #522

Dec 172016


  • 80,000 miles
The driver's side door ajar warning appears even when the driver's door is completely closed. Resulting in multiple errors within the sync system and the inability to turn off the cabin lights. This problem can occur while stationary or in motion.

- Bumpass, VA, USA

problem #521

Mar 012016


  • 38,000 miles
When the door is shut, vehicle continues to state the door is ajar. This causes the interior lights to stay on. When the lights are on, it is not possible to see out of your rear view mirror. Because of this, when you back up, you cannot see anything behind you.

- Tipp City, OH, USA

problem #520

Oct 052016


  • 35,000 miles
My driver door no longer registers as 'closed' when it is in fact closed. This problem has progressively worsened for a couple months. The problem with the door not registering as latched and closed means that you are unable to lock the door while the car is running. Every time you attempt to lock it automatically unlocks it. At this point I have removed all interior lights (that stay on) so I can operate the vehicle safely at night until I have time to get this fixed. I'm just six months past the normal 3yr/36K miles warranty period and Ford dealership is quoting a repair charge of nearly $500 to fix this issue. I understand this is a common issue and has been part of a large recall for other Ford vehicles, but not at this time for the Edge. It's a real nuisance. I'm concerned about not being able to lock the doors while operating the vehicle.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #519

Dec 152016


  • 28,000 miles
Driver side door ajar mechanism is faulty and will not read my door as closed resulting in being stranded with a dead battery. After being fixed it continues to reappear.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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