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2012 Ford Edge electrical problems: door ajar light stays on

Door Ajar Light Stays On

2012 Ford Edge (Page 2 of 6)

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Ford dealer. 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.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
61,500 miles
Total Complaints:
102 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (67 reports)
  2. installed new door latch (10 reports)
  3. repair door latch, sensor (9 reports)
  4. clean door sensor (6 reports)
  5. replace entire door latch assembly (5 reports)
  6. replaced door latch switch (2 reports)
2012 Ford Edge electrical problems

electrical problem

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2012 Ford Edge Owner Comments (Page 2 of 6)

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problem #82

Aug 012017

Edge Limited 3.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 114,000 miles


Rear left door ajar light comes on even while driving. Sucks battery and and had to change battery. Spend 15 to 20 minutes wiggling around trying to get light to come off.

- Robert S., La Crescenta, US

problem #81

May 102017

Edge SEL 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 96,000 miles

Car drives fine, the damn light comes on more frequently. wont even know the issue is there until I either put the key in or try and lock the door getting out. So annoying and frustrating. This needs to be recalled or at least have an extended customer satisfaction opened on it just like the Brake booster!

- Quan C., Greensboro, NC, US

problem #80

Aug 082015

Edge V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles

Like everyone else, the door ajar light stays on even when the door is securely closed. Drains battery. Light stays on while driving. Three "warning dings" every time the brake is released.

I have had to replace the battery so many times because of this issue.

It's annoying and should not be an issue in the first place. Why put a door sensor on a door if it doesn't work?

- Katie L., Santee, US

problem #79

Jul 012017

Edge Limited 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 185,000 miles


The "Door Ajar" light is extremely annoying. It will ultimately drain the battery.

- Mustafa A., Alexandria, US

problem #78

Jul 122015

Edge SL 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles

The fix worked about year and half, then started again. Runs battery down because interior lights stay on and can't lock doors. Had to buy new battery.

- Ray H., Celina, Pacific Islands (US)

problem #77

May 012017


  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles

Basic safety expectations but of course Ford is not sticking by their product. POS. Would not buy another Ford, will keep trying to get Ford to live up to their product.

- Dan C., Ipswich, MA, US

problem #76

Apr 102017

Edge 3.7L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles


This is extremely dangerous as I have a three year old son and this issue does not allow me to lock my doors. I have researched this issue and over 2000 owners have reported the same issue. Not even that was enough to put a recall in effect. I think that someone would literally have to be badly injured or killed for this to be taken seriously enough for the dealer to have to take responsibility. That is sad. Your doors closing is just as important as you having a windshield without holes in it. This should not be ignored. I have also done my research and learned that even after some owners fix the issue it has returned within the next year. The Ford dealer says that it could be anywhere from $300-$500+ to fix. Who just has that money to throw away? I am seriously considering pushing this car off of a cliff. This is bull sh*t!

- Brittney J., Cleveland, OH, US

problem #75

Jul 012017

Edge SEL V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

Driver door ajar light is on when the door is closed 3-4 times a day. It's to the point, where I don't even try to close the door harder.

- Matt M., Minneapolis, MN, US

problem #74

Jun 012017

Edge SEL 2.0L Ecoboost

  • Automatic transmission
  • 104,000 miles

With as many complaints that have been filed of this same problem, Ford should do the right thing and offer to pay for this problem on their own, without a recall.

- Ed R., Chattanooga, TN, US

problem #73

Feb 072017

Edge SEL

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,817 miles

Door ajar light stays on while driving. This issue cause that the dome light stays on for a while.

- Karim F., Chambly, QC, Canada

problem #72

Oct 192016

Edge Limited 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles


I have 92K on my vehicle and I began to experience an issue with this around 75K. When it first became a problem, it usually took a few extra times to shut my door and it would latch. That doesn't work anymore. Yesterday morning I was stranded because my battery died unexpectedly. Come to find out form my neighbor later in the day that my car alarm and flashers were going off throughout the entire night. Please investigate this matter. Draining the battery at such an unexpected rate is a severe safety concern. The ajar warning light is also very distracting and upsetting when driving.

- dsarah, Hudson, US

problem #71

Nov 012014

Edge LX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles

The sensor was fixed and then 1 year later it happened again, and this time they said it was the door latch and out of warranty, so I had to pay for it.

- Debra K., Littleton, CO, US

problem #70

Jan 012016


  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,407 miles

With this door sensor not working correctly it causes the interior lights to stay on longer than they should making it dangerous to drive at night! This issue I believe should be recalled!

- Kimberly F., Maricopa, US

problem #69

Jun 052017

Edge Sport 6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,453 miles

Door ajar icon stays on on driver door, dings every few minutes, tells me to place it in park. Have to close door several times in order for it to maybe quit.

- Sandra J., Freeport, US

problem #68

May 092017

Edge Sport V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles

When the vehicle 'thinks' the driver door is ajar, it will not lock the doors! Also, there's an annoying ding ding ding!! when the vehicle is driven because it's sensing the driver door is open.

Of course, it's not!!

Ford hasn't issued a recall even though it should be considered a SAFETY ISSUE when the automatic doors won't lock!

- Justin S., Novato, CA, US

problem #67

Jun 012017

Edge Unlimited

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,500 miles

PLEASE RECALL VERY DANGEROUS!!! Door ajar light constantly goes off even with the doors closed, Very ddistracting

- kimgucwa, Ortonville, US

problem #66

Jun 052017

Edge Unlimited

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,750 miles

This is the most annoying thing to be going off at all times even when the door is closed, Please Please Please Recall, VERY Dangerous! Plus it keeps the interior lights on which makes it difficult to drive at night, waiting to have my battery go dead like the other complaints! RECALL NOW!

- kimgucwa, Ortonville, US

problem #65

May 242017

Edge Limited 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,387 miles

Very annoying problem. The cost is over $400 to have fixed. Ford is aware of the problem and has not recalled for this.

- JoMarie W., Murrells Inlet, US

problem #64

May 062017

Edge Limited 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

The drivers side door latch sensor that indicates to that the door is either open or shut is malfunctioning and rarely works without opening and slamming the door 10-15 times before the sensor will indicate the door is closed. This problem has resulted in me having to replace my car battery due to the interior lights not going off even though the car is closed and locked. This should absolutely be a factory recall from Ford. The fact that the door sensor is part of the entire door latch assembly is POOR engineering. Even more so considering the ENTIRE door needs to be disassembled from the inside out in order to replace the door latch assembly. I consider myself a very mechanically inclined individual and I don't mind a few small projects here and there, this one however is absolutely a worthless waste of my time. As an owner of a 5 year old car that was driven off the lot brand new I shouldn't have to spend an entire weekend taking apart my damn door in order to ensure my battery doesn't die again and again due to faulty engineering.. This is a known issue that I've now read about from Ford Edges dating back as far as 2008. Ford needs to recall the part and cover the cost of replacing it. The quote I got for replacing it at the ford dealership was over $400!!!!!! THAT'S ABSOLUTELY OUTRAGEOUS AND UNACCEPTABLE!

- Jasper B., Seattle, WA, US

problem #63

May 212017


  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles

Door ajar light stays on when the door is shut, which makes the lights in the vehicle stay on. Also get message of shift to park while driving. When you park the vehicle, the lights stay on.

- Justin T., Waldorf, US

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