Notes: A frustrating electrical issue is causing an ever-present “door ajar” warning light for 2011-2013 Ford Edge owners. Even with the doors latched shut, faulty sensors convince the vehicle’s computer they aren’t. With no way to override the system, owners have no choice but to stare at the warning light, listen to the warning chimes when the car is stopped, and deal with interior lights that won’t shut off.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,753 miles

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2011 Ford Edge Owner Comments (Page 1 of 8)

problem #156

Oct 022017


  • 50,000 miles


Door ajar light won't shut off. I'm blinded at night when I need to move the car since the lights are on. My battery is drained due to the lights remaining on. I use my vehicle at night so this has me very worried to be stranded. My doors don't lock. For needs to recall. Thank you.

- Harrodsburg, KY, USA

problem #155

Nov 072016


  • 100,000 miles
Door ajar issue. Already killed one battery. Also is a safety issue. I've had to drive several times when it's dark out and the lights inside the vehicle will not shut off. Not going to pay almost 500 dollars to have this fixed when I hear of tons of people fixing it, for the issue to come right back with a new part.

- Wyoming, MI, USA

problem #154

Mar 062017


  • 0 miles
Door open signal stays on and doesn't allow interior to turn off. Alarm will go off every 2 hours. Door ajar signal remains on regardless of car is moving or off in park. Interior light stays on after car is off.

- Springfield, MA, USA

problem #153

Aug 012017


  • 90,000 miles


The door ajar light is constantly on causing the interior lights to stay on after you get out of car and while you are driving. Also the car locks will not lock while driving the car and you can't leave the key in the ignition while parked but staying in the car. A bell will just keep ringing until you remove the key.

- Woodhaven, MI, USA

problem #152

Aug 222017


  • miles
The passenger door ajar light comes on even after the door is closed, and the even if the car is turned off and the doors locked it will act like the door comes open and set the alarm off and or turn the interior lights on causing the battery to die. It happens continuously everyday.

- Fayetteville, AR, USA

problem #151

Jun 012017


  • 39,500 miles
Faulty door ajar switch - replaced door ajar switch in driver door at 39,500 and again 91,000 miles. Rear driver side door has produced the same issue and is now consistent for 1 month.

- Castle Rock, CO, USA

problem #150

Mar 012017


  • 85,000 miles


Door ajar warning light stays on when the door is closed. This causes to interior dome light to stay on when driving down the road. This is a safety issue. Driving after dark with the dome light staying on interferes with the drivers ability to see out and decreases the driver's vision of the road ahead.

- Manchester, IA, USA

problem #149

Nov 012016


  • 40,000 miles
Passenger door ajar warning when door appears to be closed tightly. Automatic locks will not engage while in drive because warning light indicates passenger door is ajar. Additionally, interior lights remain on when in drive due to passenger door ajar warning which presents a significant hazard when driving at night. Problem has gotten progressively worse with time. Battery car had to be replaced because interior lights would remain on all night. Opening and re-shutting door is inconsistent fix. Wd-40 not effective. Not using passenger door once warning light turns off is the only sure way to keep door closed. Passenger door ajar warning light remains on when car is in motion or stopped whenever key is in ignition. When car is off and key is out, interior lights remain on indefinitely, car is only able to be locked when car is off and key is out of ignition.

- Glendora, CA, USA

problem #148

Jun 222017


  • 76,000 miles
Door ajar on front passenger door and interior lights and exterior lights staying on and not being able to automatic locking mechanism after you start driving or being able to lock the car when you park said vehicle. Was told by dealer Ford is notorious for the Ford 2011 Edge 3.5L V6 electrical-switch & relay door open warning relay was major problem with this vehicle. And it will keep the computer open and will drain the battery quickly causing the vehicle to die on the roadside after over 1500 complaint to Ford company they stated not enough complaint.....this is a safety issue if you have children they can open a unlocked door what more proof do you need Ford not to recall this issue and fix it !!

- Saint James, MO, USA

problem #147

May 172017


  • 36,000 miles
Door ajar light says on while driving - doors will not lock and interior light stays on in park started at 36,000 miles

- New Castle, IN, USA

problem #146

Jun 152017


  • 25,600 miles


The emergency flashers turn on at anytime including when the vehicle is not running. The only way to turn off is to disconnect wire. We have car in to garage and they had never heard of this happening before!! they 1st said would cost up to $600 but they didn't know what problem was now they are saying a module has to be replaced and will cost over $1100. I did see on line where there was a recall that stated the module had to be replaced to correct electrical problem, and Ford would take care of it. I don't feel I should be billed for this since they know there is an electrical issue and module is only fix. The car does not have to be in motion for this to happen it has happened even when the car is parked!!

- Greensburg, PA, USA

problem #145

Jun 142017


  • miles
Passenger door ajar light remains on at all speeds and stationary. Safety of myself and children are in jepardy because my car no longer locks. We will be trading this vehicle in. Safety isn't something you risk. Extremely upsetting. With alll of the issues posted that Ford hasn't sent a recall on this.

- Normal, IL, USA

problem #144

May 222017


  • miles
When I shut my driver door the light comes on the dashboard saying "driver door ajar". I have to keep shutting/slamming the door to clear alarm. At most it will not go off. When I start to drive with all the doors closed all doors should lock and they don't because the door is open. I have two young children and I don't think it's safe. When I hit my key to lock the doors after I get out my interior lights stay on which is causing low battery! this needs to be fixed! for you to provide vehicles to the world safety is a must and their are so many others out there that has this problem why be so slow to correct it!!

- Goldsboro, NC, USA

problem #143

May 202017


  • 65,000 miles
On 5/20/17 we noticed the door ajar light was on and interior dome light stayed on while driving. Stopped the car, opened and closed each door, sometimes several times and seemed to be the driver's side back door. Lights all finally went off. The next day the issue returned - dome light remained on for 1.5 days and door ajar light was also on. The night of 5/22 my husband directed my son to try something with the door latch on that door and that got the lights to go off again. It's dangerous to drive the car at night when the interior lights won't go off not to mention that this will cause battery drainage.

- Saint John, IN, USA

problem #142

Aug 012016


  • miles
When driver side door is shut light stays on and says door is ajar, makes battery run out of juice. Passenger side air bag is off at all times even when passenger is sitting in seat.

- Machesney Park, IL, USA

problem #141

Jun 052016


  • 46,000 miles
"door ajar" sensor on driver's door not sensing when door is shut causing doors not to lock automatically when in motion at any speed and causing battery drainage as lights will not turn off after being locked when parked, which also exposes contents of vehicle for potential theft.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #140

May 012017


  • 53,772 miles
Front driver side door switch does not operate properly causing false indication that door is not closed. Warning indicator can be overridden but this can cause a potential hazard if driver routinely ignores indicator and the door is not actually latched. Based on my on line search this is a common problem with this model. I consider this a serious safety issue. This issue should be investigated for a potential recall. This condition exists while the car is stationary or in motion.

- West Grove, PA, USA

problem #139

Jan 112017


  • 142,000 miles
Door ajar switch not working properly

- Watertown, WI, USA

problem #138

Dec 072016


  • 84,000 miles
The door ajar light stays on even when the doors are closed. This then drains battery and leaves driver stranded. It also keeps the interior lights from shutting down because the system thinks the door is ajar. It doesn't matter if the car is running or not this happens.

- Zanesville, OH, USA

problem #137

Mar 012017


  • 110,000 miles
The drivers side door latch does not catch. This causes the "drivers door ajar" warning. This also causes the lights to no turn off when the car is parked and turned off. This resulting the battery being drained. When battery is drained the car won't start and can leave the driver stranded.

- Henderson, CO, USA

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