really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 4
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,955 miles

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2011 Ford Edge electrical problems

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2011 Ford Edge Owner Comments (Page 2 of 25)

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problem #477

Aug 152016


  • 70,000 miles


The 2 front door switches work sometimes. When parked the car thinks the doors are open and keeps the lights on. Sometimes for no reason the interior lights turn on and it drains the battery. Plus when the switches are not working the car does not think that it is locked and will beep twice when locking the car. When the switches have failed the doors will not lock when driving. I have been stranded because the lights will just come on when in a store and the battery will drain down to where the car will not start.

- Prattville, AL, USA

problem #476

Jul 012016


  • 117,000 miles
Door ajar warning light on but door isn't not ajar. The interior light stays on due to the warning and makes it hard to see while driving.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #475

Oct 222015


  • miles
Passenger door ajar warning began to come on in October 2015, even when the passenger door was shut. This has resulted in the dome lights staying on when I begin to drive the car. This creates a safety issue at night, as it has a very negative impact on my vision until the dome lights go off. When I park the car, shut it off, and close all doors, the interior lights stay on because of this problem. This has resulted in a draining of my battery. I have had to charge the battery on many occasions (6 times in the past week). This issue is fully responsible for me having to purchase a new battery yesterday, which cost nearly $200 installed. The battery draining because of this matter could be a serious safety issue depending on where I was and who was around when I needed a jump. Finally, the passenger door ajar indicator malfunction prohibits me from locking my doors when I am driving. This is a significant safety issue. I have to travel three times a week into a city with high crime and I cannot lock my doors!! I have this same problem with the rear left door ajar indicator, although to a lesser extent. Ford is aware that there is a big problem here and I feel they should be forced to recall these vehicles in the interest of the safety of the owners. It seems to be they could be liable in the event of an accident due to dome lights blinding a driver at night or if there was theft or injury resulting from doors not being able to be locked when driving. The repair is quite expensive and vehicle owners should not have to pay for this. This issue has made me dislike driving and owning this vehicle for the past year. Please force Ford to do the right thing and make them recall these vehicles. Thank you in advance for your time and attention to this matter.

- Walden, NY, USA

problem #474

Feb 132016


  • 50,000 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Ford Edge. While driving various speeds, the door ajar warning indicator illuminated with the door closed. In addition, after the vehicle was parked, the interior lighting failed to shut off and caused the battery to become inoperable. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the door sensor failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 50,000.

- Newburgh, IN, USA

problem #473

Sep 102014


  • miles
Door ajar sensor failed causing battery to die. Had to buy new battery and pay $500+ to replace door ajar sensor. The fed opened an investigation on October 3, 2016 to inquire about this widespread issue.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #472

Nov 092015


  • 60,000 miles
The sensor in my driver side door warns me that my door is "ajar" when all doors are shut. When this warning is on, I am not able to lock any doors in my vehicle (neither in motion nor parked) and I often travel with toddlers. The dome lights are also illuminated so it is almost impossible to see on the road at night.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #471

Oct 312016


  • 110,000 miles


Coming to a stop, putting vehicle in park, warning to put vehicle in park even though its already in park. It also has the door ajar problem I temporarily fix with spray lube

- Stockton Springs, ME, USA

problem #470

Oct 012016


  • 50,000 miles
Drivers side door ajar warning light is on, even when door is closed. Door locks will not work, dome light stays on. This is a safety hazard when driving at night since reduces night vision as well as allows the doors to be opened by anyone.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

problem #469

Oct 192016


  • 105,000 miles
Drivers door ajar warning light comes on instrument panel even after door is shut firmly. Must open and shut door several times to clear this warning. This problem was repaired once under warranty on 12/20/2012. Problem has returned this past week of since 10/19/2016. Original owner of vehicle.

- Redding, CA, USA

problem #468

Oct 082016

Edge 6-cyl

  • miles
My driver side door indicator came on and at first it would take me a few times shutting the door for it come off. Now its to the point where it does not turn off and keeps the interior lights on until I drive forward a bit, then turn off. That's not good at night for sure. Now when my car is locked the panic alarm goes off all times of the day and night. I was driving down my driveway (thank goodness) one night and the lights turned on and the car started dinging for the door. Why is this something that is not recalled"?" it is dangerous for the light to stay on at night and especially if my door really isn't latched. I don't see why I should have to pay something out of pocket that I didn't break or have control over breaking. Please help fix this........

- Waterloo, NY, USA

problem #467

Nov 122015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles


The driver side front door sensor is bad, which keeps the door ajar light on at all times, and keeps the overhead lights on for an extended period of time, which drains the battery and is also dangerous when driving at night. Had the dealer "fix" the issue by doing a cleaning/cycling on the electrical part of the latch, but it only lasted a few months and now the problem is back. Ford does not seem willing to address the issue as a safety concern - unsafe to drive with overhead lights on, and it drains the battery, which has caused other issues for me, including having to replace the battery well ahead of its intended useful life.

- Hinckley, OH, USA

problem #466

Oct 172016

Edge 6-cyl

  • 91,000 miles
Door ajar warning message on while driving or parked. Causes interior lights to stay on 10 minutes before turning off when parked. Interior lights will turn on and alarm horn will sound intermittently when parked. I pulled the fuse for the horn relay, don't know when it will sound. I feel it's unsafe to drive without a horn. While driving doors do not lock in fact they unlock after locking them with lock switch.

- Woodbury, MN, USA

problem #465

Oct 172016


  • miles
I have already filed a complaint back in 2014 concerning the drivers side door switch. This week I received a recall notice and was elated only to find out that the recall was my Ford Focus and Ford Fusion not the Ford Edge! the Focus and Fusion are being recalled for the exact same switch that the dealer charged me $389.24 to fix in my Ford Edge.

- Sandston, VA, USA

problem #464

Apr 102016


  • 43,000 miles
The dome light comes on while vehicle is on movement and creates a night driving hazard. The doors will not lock which is a major safety issue. The false door ajar signal prevents the driver from recognizing a real door ajar situation.

- Buena Park, CA, USA

problem #463

Oct 082016


  • 70,000 miles
Door ajar warning light does not go off when all doors are closed...the interior dome lights remain on and does not turn off until vehicle is in drive and has moved more than about 250 feet. It is extremely dangerous at night time especially when a lit dome light makes it very difficult to see out of the vehicle. This weekend the battery died as a direct cause of this issue! Ford just issued a recall for 1.5 million defective vehicles and this year needs to be added asap. I refuse to pay for something out of pocket that the manufacture should be held responsible for...please help!

- Asheville, NC, USA

problem #462

Oct 102016


  • 90,000 miles
Door ajar alert stays on when door is closed which keeps you from being able to lock your doors while in the vehicle. Interior light stays on, which illuminates you and the cockpit. With alert in the on position, you are not alerted to other doors which may be ajar. Faulty latch.

- Biloxi, MS, USA

problem #461

Oct 092016


  • 105,000 miles
2011 Ford Edge lost all power from the throttle while traveling on the interstate. Pulled over to the side of the road, had a yellow wrench light, no throttle response and rough running engine. Shut the vehicle off waited about 2 minutes and restarted everything was running fine. Drove the Edge about 10 miles on the interstate to my exit, after coming to a stop and ready to accelerate onto the highway I hit the gas and got out into the intersection and the yellow wrench light illuminated again and lost all power leaving me stranded in the middle of the intersection with traffic coming both ways. After traffic stopped and I was able to slowly move to the shoulder I shut the car down again and called a friend to come help me. After sitting for 10-20 minutes, my friend showed up and the Edge restarts and was able to drive home. Thankful my parents weren't driving or children weren't in the car and no accident was caused. After doing some research I've come to the conclusion that the throttle body is to blame and all the symptoms are the same. Apparently this is a common problem on the Edge, mustang, flex, Explorer and Lincoln mkx. Very disappointed and dangerous! great vehicle but poor quality of electronic parts I hope and pray this never happens to someone who panics while on the interstate. Vehicle will not be drove until this issue is fixed. Date of incident October 9th, 2015 approximately 7:45 and 8:00-8:15. Mileage approximately 105, xxx.

- London, KY, USA

problem #460

Aug 162016


  • 100,000 miles
Door ajar light is constantly on. Sometimes turns off. Alarm goes off randomly because of this, doors do not lock while car is moving, dome lights stay

- Sewell, NJ, USA

problem #459

Sep 012016


  • 80,000 miles
Inside lights stay on after door closed, door ajar light stays on on dash. Door locks want lock or unlock at times.

- Anniston, AL, USA

problem #458

Oct 032016


  • 85,000 miles
Door ajar lights staying on and will not go off when door is closed! they go on and off while driving down the road. Can't lock the doors, alarm will not set, interior lights stay on and run battery down constantly.

- Pearl, MS, USA

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