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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,630 miles

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2013 Ford Edge lights problems

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2013 Ford Edge Owner Comments (Page 3 of 6)

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problem #80

Feb 242016


  • miles


27500 mileage stationary and in motion interior light will not go out, driver door light ajar when stationary and in motion, interior lights come on when vehicle is in no motion and keys are taken out ignition, engine light on when stationary and in motion

- Ellijay, GA, USA

problem #79

Apr 252016


  • 39,000 miles
Driver door ajar light stays on constantly even though the door is securely closed, also the vehicle doors will not lock when the car is in motion, the interior courtesy lights stay on while car is being driven which makes night vision impossible. Alarms go off constantly while driving calling for the driver to stop and shift into park

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #78

Oct 092015


  • 28,000 miles
Door ajar light will not go off on drivers door (front left) when starting vehicle. When turning off vehicle dome lights will not go off both instants I have to continue to open and close door and play with the lock until the door ajar light or dome lights goes off. I have read that this is a big problem that Ford does not recognize.

- Naperville, IL, USA

problem #77

Apr 252016


  • 21,000 miles


Ford Edge 2013 error code "door ajar" would randomly come on while parked or driving when the door was actually closed. Door would have to be repeatedly closed in order to make the "door ajar" error go away. "door ajar" error would come back even if the door was closed successfully without the error before. While driving, "door ajar" warning would sound off triggering dashboard lights which would startle the driver and cause a safety hazard. When the car was parked, "door ajar" error would prevent lights in the vehicle from turning off. "door ajar" error would prevent the doors from being locked via remote or lock button in the car.

- Matteson, IL, USA

problem #76

Apr 202016


  • miles
Whether in motion or not, door ajar light stays on from left front door. This is dangerous situation

- Burbank, IL, USA

problem #75

Apr 012015


  • miles
The door latch sensor doesn't seem to be working. The door is closed but is says it's not. I can not lock the doors and my overhead lights stay on and the battery will die. I've taken it into the dealership before and they say the sensors are dirty and they cleaned them, but it didn't fix the problem. It happens at all times (stationary or moving)

- Winona, MN, USA

problem #74

Apr 012016


  • 70,100 miles


Car door sensor on driver's side no longer registering that the door is closed. Lights remain on, warning message constantly flashes, and message to shift to park with warning chime goes off every time I stop the vehicle, and the car does will not lock.

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

problem #73

Apr 222016


  • 84,000 miles
Driver side door ajar indicater stays on after door has been closed. Overhead lights stay on when door ajar indicated is engaged which is a driving hazard at night. This issue occurs both when idle and while driving.

- Amarillo, TX, USA

problem #72

Mar 012016


  • 31,000 miles
My driver door ajar light stays on and will not lock the doors even though it is clearly shut completely. This allows the dome light to remain on also. After several times of opening and shutting it finally registers that it is closed. Had my mechanic look at it he cleaned it and lubed it which cleared it for a day but is doing it again. Looks like it needs a whole new door latch. I have found many complaints about this same issue but no recall from Ford. This has been happening for approx. 1 month but has gotten progressively worse.

- Lerna, IL, USA

problem #71

Apr 152016


  • 54,500 miles
The vehicle was purchased new in Dec. 2013 and as of today has 54,500 miles on it. As of today it has now gone through 2 headlight bulbs, one for each side. The first was Jan. 2016 and the second yesterday. I believe there is a defect in the way the headlight high/low beam system is made in the Edge. A single bulb is used for both high and low beam. When the driver switches to high beam the entire bulb socked or light housing is commanded up. This is noticeable inside the vehicle with a loud bump from the headlight area. I believe the force of this movement contributes to the shortened life of the bulbs. If driving at night it's possible both bulbs could be broken when switching from low to high beam. Should this occur at night it could lead to a vehicle crash due to loss of visibility, possibly resulting in injury or death.

- Washington, NC, USA

problem #70

Dec 012015


  • 37,000 miles


When shut, the door does not register as such. I have had to open/close it several times before the "door ajar" signal goes off. This issue has been progressively worsening, and now I believe the 'sensor' has completely failed. The door shuts, locks, and arms the alarm, yet the dome light and ajar symbol continue to stay on. Ford has told me this is a "wear and tear" issue that they will not cover! I have seen this issue affect many Ford models between 2001-2015 but more prominently when it comes to the Edge. I got the vehicle 08/2015 and this issue started occurring intermittently by 12/2015; now, this is occurring each time I have to open the driver door.

- Citrus Heights, CA, USA

problem #69

Nov 202015


  • miles
Driver's side door ajar light will not always go off when door closes. This causes interior lights to remain on going down the road and at night causes driver to not see as well. Also, doors will not automatically lock when door sensor doesn't work correctly which is worrisome in some parts of town. Many times dome lights may stay on for hours when door shows to be ajar. This of course causes battery to run down which has required battery to be replaced. Please help as I now know there are many Ford owners who will not purchase or recommend any Ford to family or friends.

- Longview, TX, USA

problem #68

Mar 282016


  • 56,000 miles
Door ajar comes on while the door is closed and you have the open and close the door more than 50 times for it to go off......Ford needs to redesign or replace sensors/ door lock mech. Especially not even being 2,000 miles after replacement and from what I've read online with other Ford Edge owners and other Ford vechical owners this is a very common problem

- Austell, GA, USA

problem #67

Mar 192016


  • 22,000 miles
The front driver door sensor will not go off no matter how many times you open and re-close the door. This causes the following to occur: 1) when driving the car, the doors will not lock, which is a major safety issue for those with children 2) when leaving the car, the door is not recognized as closed so the interior dome light and side-view mirror lights all remain on. This drains the battery while the car sits idle.

- Bellmore, NY, USA

problem #66

Dec 282015


  • 48,000 miles
Driver door ajar sensor remains on when door is closed. When driving, front interior lights remain on and the doors will not lock from inside.

- Clarksville, TN, USA

problem #65

Feb 292016


  • miles
The door ajar light is on at all times when the door is door is shut. The dome lights are on when driving and frequent flashing lights on the dash warn that the drivers door is ajar when it is not. This is a hazard when driving and very distracting. This started here and there on 2/29 and is constant since 3/7. the mileage of the car is around 65,000

- Bismarck, ND, USA

problem #64

Mar 012016


  • miles
Door ajar is constantly on and if it goes off in the middle of me driving the door ajar will go off with interior lights on. This problem is happening all the time

- Roselle, NJ, USA

problem #63

Feb 152016


  • 56,000 miles
Drivers door ajar light stay illuminated in the instrument cluster and dome lights won't shut off. Had had it to dealer 2 times in the last year and problem would be resolved for 2 months and then would happen again.

- Spivey, KS, USA

problem #62

Feb 142015


  • 50,000 miles
Door latch sensor won't register that the door is closed. This means the dome light stays and is unsafe for night driving.

- Covington, GA, USA

problem #61

Feb 102016


  • 34,500 miles
Driver side door ajar sensor stays on all the time even though the door is closed securely. This causes the vehicle not to be secured properly during operation and causes faulty annoying alerts to sound intermittently while driving. It also causes interior dome lights to stay on causing a dangerous obstruction to vision while driving at night. When parked with the engine off, the interior lights will stay on and drain the battery.

- Frisco, TX, USA

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