really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,801 miles

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2011 Ford Edge Owner Comments (Page 5 of 6)

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problem #40

Apr 172015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 49,050 miles


Defective sensor in drivers door latch. Doors won't lock while car is in motion and interior lights stay on while car is driven or after it is parked.

- Creve Coeur, MO, USA

problem #39

Jan 022012


  • 12,000 miles
Door ajar light comes on, does not engage child safety locks. Takes repeated times closing the driver door for the light to go off. Vehicle was taken in once while under warranty, part was replaced. Still have the same problem as many others do with this vehicle.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #38

Sep 102014


  • 40,000 miles
Just after the manufacturers warranty expired at 36,000 miles the "driver door ajar" notification came on and will not go out. This is an extremely common problem and well known to Ford. Safety concerns are that the lighting will not go out and driving at night is severely hampered and the doors cannot be locked while the vehicle is in motion. The no-lock issue is a major problem while having children in the car...ie, granddaughter.

- Bend, OR, USA

problem #37

Apr 072015


  • 29,000 miles


Dolor on driver side dont clase by beeper and alarm wont set. Afraid is damaged door look mecanism. Alredy changed 2 times before with warranty now expired. Alarm activated when door open cant drive car.

- San Juan, PR, USA

problem #36

Mar 022015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 20,100 miles
The door ajar switch no long senses that the door is closed resulting in a constant alarm on the dash board and the inability to lock the doors, potentially dangerous for children in the rear seat.

- Fairport, NY, USA

problem #35

Feb 042013


  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Ford Edge. The contact stated that when the front driver side door was closed, the door ajar warning light had illuminated indicating that the door was unsecured. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the door latch was faulty. The door latch was replaced but the failure recurred. The contact indicated that the front driver side door latch was replaced multiple times but the failure persisted. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 40,000.

- Glasgow, KY, USA

problem #34

Feb 082013

Edge 6-cyl

  • 47,000 miles


Door ajar lights come on when door is properly closed causing a draw on the battery. Needs new door latch assembly from Ford, not covered under warranty should be a recall.

- Mechanicville, NY, USA

problem #33

Feb 142015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 53,750 miles
Drivers side door will not latch. Door ajar light stays on and dome lights will not go off, even when car is locked.

- Lakeland, FL, USA

problem #32

Oct 142014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
After closing door, the dome lights and door ajar indicator on instrument cluster would illuminate. I would have to slam the door several times to get the dome light and door ajar light indicator light to extinguish. The problem is worse in colder weather.

- Burleson, TX, USA

problem #31

Jan 192015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 34,000 miles
The driver's side door sensor is not reading that the door is closed and remains on. This is the second time in a year that I am going to have the sensor replaced.

- Orting, WA, USA

problem #30

Jan 212015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 20,000 miles


Door ajar light stays on with door shut. Dome light stays on so you are blinded at night. Cant lock doors so it is unsafe. Started doing it at 19000 miles. Ford would not fix it. Looks like thousands of people have the same problem.

- Grand Junction, CO, USA

problem #29

Jan 012015


  • 88,000 miles
Door ajar warning light comes on when door is fully shut, dome lights stays on and cannot lock car. I can open and shut it to turn off warning but then it pops on again.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #28

Nov 292014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 30,500 miles
Driver side door ajar warning stays on. Online research shows this is a very common problem, and should absolutely lead to a manufacturer recall.

- Somerset, KY, USA

problem #27

Dec 032010


  • 45,000 miles
I have had several incidents with the driver door ajar sensor which cause the inteior light to renaib O while driving or parking. I have cleaned the sensor a few times but it seems to become an issue.

- Redmond, WA, USA

problem #26

Oct 212014


  • 70,000 miles
The door sensor erroneously indicates door ajar. This prevents the door locks from actuating and allows children to accidentally open door when moving. Also the dome lights stay on at hours of darkness, impeding visibility.

- Cudahy, WI, USA

problem #25

Aug 272014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 40,100 miles
Driver's rear door is giving the "rear door ajar" alert. The door is closed yet the alert stays on. It will cause the interior lights and the rear view mirror lights to stay on when the vehicle is turned off. I have been able to get it to go off by slamming the door, but this is getting to be a problem as well as it doesn't always go off and I have to turn the Edge back on then click "ok" on the alert that shows on the dash.

- Lore City, OH, USA

problem #24

Jun 012012

Edge 6-cyl

  • 41,069 miles
"driver door ajar" light will not go out when door is tightly closed. This keeps doors from auto-locking while ignition is on. Happened first time in June 2012, at 41K miles,4 mos after I bought certified used car. Door latch was replaced by dealer under warranty. It has been happening again now at 85K miles, August 2014. Also dome lights will not go out. Battery ran down last nite, could not start car this morning even tho dome lights went out at some point. I was in North ga mtns where there is no cell reception. Fortunately there was still one car at the site who could jump the battery or I would have been stranded there. I am a retired 69 yr old woman; it is not safe for me to drive without doors locked or for the battery to die when there is no reason for that to happen. There are many many reports of this problem on Ford Edge internet sites. Why hasn't there been a recall by Ford" are they waiting for someone to get hurt/killed" when I go to the dealership tomorrow, I anticipate a $400 repair estimate. I hope there is a better result than that.

- Hoschton, GA, USA

problem #23

Jul 282014


  • 48,000 miles
The door ajar light remains on all the time, elluding to the driver's door being open, when it is not. Will not allow me to lock my doors when driving, making it unsafe and wearing down my battery.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #22

Jul 112014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 39,917 miles
At the above mileage the driver door sensor started to act up, it would not let me open the door by touching the handle so had to use the key fob to open it. Then when I closed the door it side the door was open so I opened it and shut it again, still the light didn't go out. This was a intermittent problem but has since never closed with the light going out. Told by my dealer that the sensor might need to be cleaned and it would cost me $190.

- Bay City, MI, USA

problem #21

Jul 202014


  • 24,009 miles
Driver door ajar door is closed but warning light comes on whenever you enter the car.

- Lemont, IL, USA

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