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 9 of 25)

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problem #337

Feb 012016


  • miles


Rear hatch ajar alarm goes off constantly during warmer weather. This causes dome light to go off and also unlocks doors. It does this while in motion. Colder weather this problem goes away seems like

- Danville, AL, USA

problem #336

Jan 102014


  • miles
The drivers side door will often report that it has been left ajar when it really hasn't. this causes the dome light to stay on at night while driving for a time which is distracting. It also hides the fact when the door actually is ajar because you assume the sensor is just acting up.

- Fargo, ND, USA

problem #335

Jan 152014


  • 37,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Ford Edge. While driving at an unknown speed, the front driver side door sensor displayed a false reading and indicated that the door was unlocked when it was actually locked. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer and repaired. Three months later, the failure recurred. The contact mentioned that it was the rear driver side door that triggered the false reading. The VIN was not provided. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 37,000. Updated 05/18/16

- Greentown, IN, USA

problem #334

Jan 062015


  • 75,000 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Ford Edge. The contact stated that the down headlights illuminated randomly and failed to dim. In addition, the door ajar signal light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed and repaired; however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 75,000.

- Quinton, AL, USA

problem #333

Nov 022015


  • 29,800 miles
The door sensor is constantly indicating the door is open even when closed and sealed tight. The inside dome lights remain on because of this and you cannot see through you rear view mirror especially during night driving. In addition the light remains on even when the car is parked and you have left car. This attacks the possibility of a burglary. Also while driving the dome light remains on because of the defective door sensor and the driver is constantly slamming the door to get the sensor to shut off.

- Middle Island, NY, USA

problem #332

Jan 042016


  • 32,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Ford Edge. The contact stated that while driving at 10 mph, the interior dome light remained illuminated. In addition, the vehicle failed to lock and unlock electronically and the door ajar error message displayed. The vehicle was taken to a dealer but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 32,000.

- Brownsville, TX, USA

problem #331

Jan 032016


  • miles


My door ajar light is constantly on for the back drivers side door. It causes my doors not to lock and my lights stay on. It has already ran my battery down and it causes my security system not to work. It is a safety hazard!!! I have called Ford and they say it's not a safety hazard and there is not a recall.

- London, KY, USA

problem #330

Dec 012015


  • miles
On my 2011 Ford Edge limited I am having issues with the door ajar, like many other people apparently. I sometimes have to open and shut my door 20 times until my interior lights turn off so it doesn't drain my battery even more. The locks will not engage when my door is 'open' and the door ajar alert will stay on. This issue is getting worse every time I open the door and is a safety issue. Please recall and fix.

- Lagrange, GA, USA

problem #329

Oct 012015


  • 100,000 miles
Door ajar warning - my front, driver's side door constantly states that it is ajar. This causes the interior lights to remain on longer than necessary, the doors will not lock while the vehicle is in motion and the door ajar warning remains on at all times. Others have suggested using WD40 and lubricants to clean the sensor. I've tried this, and it worked for a few times, but this is no longer working.

- West Des Moines, IA, USA

problem #328

Dec 202015


  • 70,000 miles
Door ajar light comes across the dash and drains battery. Faulty latches on 2 different doors.

- Danville, CA, USA

problem #327

Dec 172015


  • miles


*false "door ajar" warning light on dash stays on when door is firmly closed* this causes: - interior dome light stays on - unable to lock doors while in vehicle - they keep automatically unlocking (while in any gear or parked) when vehicle is on - doors do lock when vehicle is off, when locking from outside - but interior dome light stays on as an indication seems to occur more frequently during colder temperatures, and takes longer to "catch"/for sensor to finally realize the door really is closed. This has been happening since I bought vehicle (used) 6 months ago, sporadically at first, but now every day, sometimes multiple times a day (possibly because of colder temperatures?).

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #326

Dec 142015


  • 65,842 miles
I own a 2011 Ford Edge SE. In the past few months, after closing the driver side door, the 'door ajar' light remains on. All dome lights remain on. Opening and then closing the door can turn the door ajar light off. This began as an intermittent occurrence in August. Now it occurs every time I enter and exit the vehicle. To eliminate the dashboard warning light, I repeatedly open and close the door until the door ajar warning turns off. This opening and closing can be anywhere between 1 and 15 times before extinguishing the sensor light. Doing a bit of research led me to a faulty door latch sensor. This a very delicate looking switch accessible just behind the door latch. Dealer estimate for repair: $175 for door latch sensor assembly and $300 labor to install, total: $475. Ford must know something is wrong with this design. If I allow the door ajar warning to remain on, then put the car is gear and drive away, the dome light will turn off, and remain off for my entire drive.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #325

Dec 102015


  • 35,000 miles
Driver door ajar switch malfunctioning. Consistently displaying "driver door ajar" when closed. This causes overhead lights to stay on making it difficult to see at night, also causes issues locking the door when exiting vehicle because it thinks the door is still open. This issue occurs everyday on most door openings/closings.

- Wilmington, NC, USA

problem #324

Dec 032015


  • 50,593 miles
Door ajar alert comes on while driving (car in motion) - doors unlock, overhead lights turn on. I stop, open/shut door firmly continue driving and receive the same message later in the drive. I have on several recent occasions received this alert while stationary. This is occurring off and on but now has become more common. The door is shut but the alert comes on at a variety of intervals and when in motion the doors unlock and the lights overhead come in which can be dangerous in and distracting. Most recent occurrence 12/3/15

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #323

Nov 202012


  • 45,000 miles
Driver side door ajar sensor doesn't work, always.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #322

Nov 222015


  • 68,000 miles
Door ajar light stays on when door is not ajar. Interior lights remain on after vehicle is parked and door is shut.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #321

Aug 152015


  • miles
Driver's door ajar switch fails to register when door is fully closed, leaving interior lights on making night visibility poor, making locking the doors impossible which impacts safty both in the parking lot and during travel. Runs battery down, stranding driver.

- Nampa, ID, USA

problem #320

Oct 162015


  • 62,800 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Ford Edge. While driving 20 mph, the vehicle stalled, lunged forward, and the limp home mode independently activated. The check engine and throttle control actuator stuck open warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the full throttle body malfunctioned and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was taken to be inspected where it was confirmed that the throttle control actuator was stuck open. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 62,800.....updated 03-31-16

- Randallstown, MD, USA

problem #319

Oct 242011


  • 14,652 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Ford Edge. While idling, the vehicle began to smoke and there was an abnormal odor inside the vehicle. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the power take off unit malfunctioned and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The manafcturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 14,652.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #318

Nov 132015


  • miles
Door sensor staying on after driver door is completely closed. Since sensor is on lights stay on and is draining battery when exiting vehicle. Lights on during night time driving dangerous. Has been intermittent for the past few weeks but getting worse. There are several reports on internet that this is ongoing problem.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

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