definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,417 miles

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2011 Ford Edge Owner Comments (Page 5 of 7)

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problem #52

Jun 172015


  • 45,000 miles


Door ajar sensor, lights stay on and doors won't lock

- Norwood, PA, USA

problem #51

Jun 102015


  • 60,000 miles
A door ajar but no door open. Latch key assembly had to be changed on driver's side front and now at 80,000 miles latch key change needing changed on passenger rear door. What will it take for Ford to recall this issue. Posted so many times here.

- Hobart, IN, USA

problem #50

Apr 012015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 24,000 miles
"door ajar" warning light on dash does not go out. Also, twin interior lights do not go out. This draws down battery when parked and is a safety issue when driving at night. Fix from Ford dealership is $400+. this is ridiculous, and seems to be a systemic problem. I saw on line repairs of how to fix going back to 1998 Ford model from Windstar, to Ranger, to Edges - all models years, all with the same problem. Ford has not bothered to fix this problem for years!..3-days ago, I took my 2013 Ford Taurus to the Ford dealership in lancaster, SC for a safety recall to fix defective door latches, and a separate recall check on lights on the license plate for possible moisture leakage. So, I got a safety recall on possibly failed seal on license plate lights, but no recall on an issue with the lights on in the vehicle cab while driving at night"?? it makes one wonder who make these decisions about what is a safety issue. Is it done solely on the basis of what is cheap and expeditious? if the fix is cheap, recall it and if the fix is a bit more costly, do nothing and let the manufacturer make money off the fix. How can drivers be protected? how can consumers be protected" I hope you can help. Thank you. Frank whitley.updated 10/27/15

- Waxhaw, NC, USA

problem #49

Feb 022015


  • miles


Driver door adjar notification won't go off even though all doors are closed. This prevents doors from locking while driving causing safety hazard. Also causes the interior lights stay on while driving causing safety hazard at night. Sometimes interior lights won't go off at all even after the car has been turned off for hours.

- Mullica Hill, NJ, USA

problem #48

Jun 182015


  • 57,500 miles
The door ajar light remains on and is a safety issue. Because the vehicle things the door is open, the doors to not lock while driving or stopped. Additionally, the accessories (sync phone connection, radio, etc) do not stay on when car ignition if off and accessory is on. Dome lights stay on while driving and backing up which is very dangerous in nighttime conditions.

- Elmwood Park, NJ, USA

problem #47

Jun 012012

Edge 6-cyl

  • 10,000 miles
Door ajar light stays on. This causes all dome lights to stay on, at night impairs vision when backing up. Makes driving very unsafe for first few yards, dome and map lights then go off. This is very unsafe and I have had one latch replaced. Now another is doing it. Ford dealer refused to fix it again, will cost about $300 each time. I feel Ford has know of this problem for some time and should fix all doors on models affected, or find solution to having lights stay on instead of just the warning light. I'm going to tape over my map lights until trade in, and will not buy another Ford product if they don't provide a safe solution at their cost....updated 07/30/15 updated 9/23/15

- Mattoon, IL, USA

problem #46

Jun 142013


  • miles


Multiple incidents after repair of door ajar switch/sensor will not recognize that the door is actually closed even though the dome lights stay lit and the car gives a warning.

- Cleveland, GA, USA

problem #45

Jun 102015


  • 27,000 miles
Door ajar light stays on regardless of how many times I close the door. The door is closed but the sensor stays on and the light inside the car will not turn off (due to the car thinking the door is open)--not sure if the door does not close all the way. Seems unsafe to drive with the car this way since I don't know if it is securely closed.

- Clifton, NJ, USA

problem #44

Jun 122015


  • 78,000 miles
Door ajar and interior lights remain on even when door is closed. Interior lights stay on while driving causing it difficult to see also runs the battery down. Continuing lights make it a hazard for the driver and other drivers

- Greenville, KY, USA

problem #43

Apr 142015


  • miles
The driver side door latch not working properly indicates the door is opened when it is closed. There for the dome light stays on till the car reaches 20 miles per hour or about a city block witch makes it hard to drive and cover the dome light at night so U can see out the windshield so not to be blinded by the light.

- Evergreen Park, IL, USA

problem #42

Apr 142014


  • 12,000 miles


The dome light stays on, night time driving hazard. False door ajar prevents doors from locking while traveling on highway. Doors won't lock major safety issue.

- Midland , MI, USA

problem #41

May 262015


  • 60,256 miles
Drivers side door ajar light on. Interior lighting will not turn off. User can't lock doors while driving. Dome light stays on draining battery.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #40

May 182015


  • 69,074 miles
The door ajar sensor will not allow the door to be locked while in motion. Additionally, it will force the interior light to remain illuminated after removing the key which then drains the battery requiring constant roadside assistance.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #39

May 042015


  • 74,000 miles
The driver door latch sensor (driver door ajar) will not go out after closing the door. The interior lights stay on and the doors will not lock because of it.

- Grove City, OH, USA

problem #38

Feb 022015


  • 45,000 miles
Door ajar warning. Doors do not lock automatically nor will they lock with lock control on door or when in motion. Only possible way to lock doors is the remote on the key when car is stopped.

- Warren, MI, USA

problem #37

Apr 012015


  • miles
Door ajar light comes on all the time and prevents doors from locking also interior light stays on.

- Hallowell, ME, USA

problem #36

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 #35

Mar 202015


  • 69,000 miles
Our Ford Edge gives us the door ajar notification upon putting the car in drive and at random times when driving. The doors are all closed when this happens. The overhead lights come on and will not turn off as long as the door ajar warning is on. Sometimes, the problem can be corrected by slamming the driver door a few times. Other times their seems to be no remedy. Other than being extremely annoying, we believe this to be a serious safety issue. The overhead lights make it difficult to see out of our vehicle at night, and if there ever really was a door ajar, we wouldn't know.

- Norfolk, VA, USA

problem #34

Apr 012015


  • 69,983 miles
My Ford Edge latch door ajar dome light stays on. All 4 doors trigger this fault.

- Winnipeg, ND, USA

problem #33

Feb 232015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 76,000 miles
Door ajar warning light comes on every time we get into the vehicle and never goes off no matter how many times we close the door. Doors do not lock as car begins to move. Dome lights stay on for extended period when we start driving and after we have parked the car at end of trip. Back up camera doesn't function some of the time, and it never functions completely as it should. Car horn goes off at random times while car is parked with no one near it. It is a random sounding honking, not the consistent honk it makes when the panic button is pushed. Radio sometimes will not turn on, and sometimes when radio is on while driving, it won't turn off, even after car is turned off, key is taken out, we get out of car and lock it. Syncing system doesn't work right. Phone calls disconnect randomly. Battery warning light comes on sometimes when we turn car on; and dash display is delayed or doesn't come on. We have not had the car stall or start a fire as yet, but are afraid that may come next, as we have ready the many complaints about the 2011 Ford Edge problems and have found so many people have documented these exact complaints we have listed, and others have had the very dangerous stalling or burning problem. How we hope these problems will be investigated and Ford will be forced to fix these dangerous problems before someone is injured or killed because of them. How can Ford not have addressed it yet?!

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

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