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

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2011 Ford Edge electrical problems

electrical problem

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2011 Ford Edge Owner Comments (Page 4 of 25)

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problem #437

Aug 252014


  • miles


When closing the driver's side door, the door ajar message appears and the dome light stays on. It takes several attempts to get the door to close. There are times while driving that the door will indicate being open long after first closing the door prior to leaving the departure point. After departing home or work, the door will indicate it is closed but actually it is not closed and after driving down the road a mile or so, it will indicate it open and once again it will take several attempts to ensure it is closed and will not open while driving.

- Shreveport, LA, USA

problem #436

Aug 012016


  • miles
Driver-side door latch. Constant door ajar alert. Will not allow doors to lock and interior lights stay on. This has been ongoing for a month prior to this post.

- Pueblo West, CO, USA

problem #435

Sep 012014


  • 20,000 miles
Driver side front door switch failed. Door ajar light always on. Doors will not auto lock when driving due to the computer thinking the door is still open. Dome lights are always which shortens the life of the battery.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #434

Mar 012016


  • 55,000 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Ford Edge. While driving 30 mph, the interior lighting illuminated. The following day, the security alarm sounded on and off constantly. Once the contact entered the vehicle, the door ajar indicator illuminated. The contact was stranded many times due to the failures. The dealer was notified. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The failure mileage was 55,000.

- Oakland, CA, USA

problem #433

Mar 142016


  • miles
Door ajar light - stays on and keeps the interior lights on. All doors are shut, and lights still stay on because of door ajar light. It has killed the battery several times leaving me stranded in several places.

- Oakland, CA, USA

problem #432

Dec 012015


  • miles
Lights stay on after parking inside and mirror lights. When driving interior lights stay on til a certain speed but doors do not lock and door ajar light stays on. The doors lock and the door light goes off spontaneously. Also brakes feel spongy and pedal feels like it goes to the floor.

- Pineville, LA, USA

problem #431

Jul 012016


  • 66,000 miles


Door ajar warning came on with the door closed has very quickly got worse car will not lock properly when off anyone can press the keypad and get in the car so potential break in and door do not lock while driving safety issue if my daughter reaches for the door while driving the dome lights stay on while driving safety hazard while driving at night. There needs to be a recall as I'm about to spend hundreds to get this fixed and it could potentially happen again !

- Apo, AE, USA

problem #430

Jul 282016


  • 59,000 miles
Dash shows that the driver's front door is ajar even though it is closed. If I slam the door it works.

- Spring Mills, PA, USA

problem #429

Jul 262016

Edge 6-cyl

  • 37,000 miles
When closing the door the door latch doesn't latch properly and the warning light the door is ajar light stays on keeping dome lights lit. Door can be opened and closed 5,6 times and still the same problem. Sometimes the door doesn't even latch, non of the doors lock, and at night its dangerous to drive with dome lights lit. I paid for the repair once shortly after the warranty expired and was told by the dealer when the problem started again there was nothing that they could do and I would need to pay to have it fixed. I so mad I'm ready to trade the car in on a Toyota. To make the issue worse is every car you've made since I bought this has had door latch recalls. My boyfriend just got a recall (15S16) for his 2013 Fusion and he has never had an issue with his doors. I'm just waiting for the door to come open again while I'm driving. [xxx] date entered is the last time it happened. It does this on a daily basis. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- West Bend, WI, USA

problem #428

Jul 262016


  • miles
Door ajar warning light remains on, although door is completely shut. This has been happening for several months. I've noticed it happens more often if the vehicle is not level. Also, the car alarm goes off randomly

- Wyalusing, PA, USA

problem #427

Jul 042016


  • 88,000 miles


Door ajar switch failure which causes error notification and the interior lights to remain on which can lead to battery drainage, failure, or damage. Ultimately, this becomes a safety hazard due to possibility of becoming stranded in an unsafe location or unpopulated area. This incident occurs whenever you open and close the drivers side front door. There appear to be many complaints about this and should be considered for a safety recall.

- Grimes, IA, USA

problem #426

Apr 222016


  • 52,000 miles
The door ajar switch stays on all the time. It cause the lights on the inside for few minutes and you can't see how to drive at night you have to wait for them to go out.

- Brazoria, TX, USA

problem #425

Mar 012015


  • miles
Door ajar warning on dashboard: The dashboard says " door is ajar" on the driver side even if all doors are locked and that made the alarm sound telling me that the door is open. The dome light is continuously on. If the car key is in the ignition, I can't manually lock the doors it stays in up position. All these problems are either the car is in motion or stationary.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #424

Jul 012016


  • 45,000 miles
Faulty driver door latch microswitch keeps showing door is open even though the door is closed.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #423

Jul 172016


  • miles
Driver side door ajar always present. Causes a variety of issues from not being able to lock/unlock car hands-free, autolock when driving doesn't work, and recently, the alarm goes off randomly. This really is a problem. Wouldn't buy a Ford again based on the electrical issues with this car that don't seem to be willing to be addressed.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

problem #422

Jul 012016


  • 80,000 miles
Due to the latch mechanism on the doors, the computer thinks the doors are still open and the lights inside do not turn off which makes it very difficult to see and drive when the interior lights of the car are on. Computer keeps saying "door ajar". the dealership wants to charge $600 to replace the latch mechanism and they don't guarantee that the problem doesn't happen again

- Chula Vista, CA, USA

problem #421

Jul 102016


  • 104,000 miles
The drivers side door latch sensor does not recognize the door being closed. "door ajar" comes on, interior lights stay on, can't lock the doors. I slam the door repeatedly to get the light to occasionally turn off. Ive had it fixed twice, once at my own cost and it is happening again for a third time. It is not safe and it is frustrating Ford refuses to help

- Edmonton, AL, USA

problem #420

Jun 142016


  • 100,000 miles
My front driver side door ajar warning light stays illuminated whether the door is closed hard or soft, and completely closed. Once I reach speeds of 10mph while driving, the automatic locking feature does not work. If I push the lock button while driving, the doors automatically unlock. The warning light is constantly illuminated and my interior lights stay on for several minutes after my car is turned off even though the door is closed which is depleting my battery. This is a safety concern because I have 2 young kids behind these doors I cannot lock.

- La Marque, TX, USA

problem #419

Jun 012016


  • 52,000 miles
Passenger door ajar light will not go out although the door is shut completely. This causes the dome light to stay on when parked and causes other lights to begin blinking on and off, also has caused car alarm to go off for short periods of time and than stop by itself. The door ajar light is always on when operating the vehicle, and always when starting the car after engine off and parked.

- Auburn Hills, MI, USA

problem #418

Jan 012016


  • 55,000 miles
Door does not lock and the "door ajar" light stays on. When I start the car, it seems to think the door is open when it is closed. Because of this, when you try to lock the door, it won't let you. The dome light will stay on for about 30 seconds and the dashboard will read "door ajar". (even though the door is closed) this really became a problem when we were in a seedy side of town and someone came up to the car and we tried to lock the door but couldn't. the actual door opens and closes fine but because the car doesn't recognize that the door is closed, it will not let you lock the door. It doesn't matter if you are driving or if you are stationary. We do find that we can lock the door from the outside after the car is off but that doesn't help with the safety while in the car.

- Mckinney, TX, USA

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