definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,862 miles

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2012 Ford Edge electrical problems

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2012 Ford Edge Owner Comments (Page 5 of 18)

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problem #261

Feb 022016


  • 19,555 miles


Driver`S door sensor tells door ajar-when it is not

- Whitman, MA, USA

problem #260

May 022016


  • 48,000 miles
Door ajar warning will not shut off even when closed. Interior lights stay on when driving and locking vehicle, creating extra drain on battery and poor visibility during night driving. Initially, it would shut off when door was slammed shut, but is now continuous.

- Honey Brook, PA, USA

problem #259

Aug 032015


  • miles
The drivers side door alarm always goes off. Constant dinging, and the interior lights remain on. I have had to replace 1 battery already. Driving at night, especially in reverse, is terribly difficult with the lights on. The door is securely shut, however, that does not stop the alarm. The other issue I've had is the brake booster. I thought it was just the brakes so got those fixed and then stopping was near impossible. I had to push the pedal entirely to the floor to come to a slow stop. Should I have had to come to a quick stop, that would have been impossible. My husband did some research to see that this is a common problem so we went to get it repaired. However, it was costly and could have been a total disaster. The car was only 3 years old at the time.

- Toledo, OH, USA

problem #258

Mar 012016


  • 73,000 miles


Faulty/failing door latch sensor triggers "door ajar" instrument panel and sound warnings while engine is on, causing doors to unlock, interior lights to come on, and continued sound warnings whenever vehicle accelerates. When vehicle is stationary and engine is off, sensor fault causes interior lights to remain on for 10-minute cycle that cannot be manually overridden (per Ford). Issue was addressed while vehicle was under warranty, but Ford will not address it now under warranty or "goodwill" repair program.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #257

Apr 052016


  • 60,000 miles
There is an instrument panel alarm that says "driver door ajar" that remains despite repeated opening and closing of the driver's door. We paid almost $600 to have the sensor replaced about a year ago, and now it is doing the same thing. The dealership wants to charge us again to fix it. It is a safety issue. Not only does this alarm cause constant blinking and warning tones when driving, but the interior lights stay on at night for about 1 minute after driving, and I've had the car battery discharge twice when exiting the vehicle and trying to lock up for the night. If you slam the door repeatedly, it sometimes will go off, but there have been many times when I've opened and slammed the drivers door over 10 times, and I just have to live with the alarm, noise, and distraction. It has been an issue - this second time - for about a month.

- Sterling, VA, USA

problem #256

May 112016


  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Edge. As soon as the vehicle was started, the door ajar warning indicator illuminated as well as the internal lighting. The failure occurred daily. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 65,000.

- Rogers, AR, USA

problem #255

Apr 302016


  • 54,000 miles


Door ajar warning comes on when the door is completely closed. If you slam the door enough times, it may go out. Dome lights stay on and depletes the battery. Warning chime is going off while vehicle is in operation.

- Macomb, MI, USA

problem #254

Feb 012016


  • 26,400 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Edge. The contact stated that the door ajar warning light did not illuminate. The front driver side door failed to open. In order for the light to illuminate, the contact would have to open and close the door several times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 26,400.

- Kaukauna, WI, USA

problem #253

Apr 112016


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Edge. While driving at any speed, the instrument panel door ajar warning light remained illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000.

- Abingdon, IL, USA

problem #252

Apr 012016


  • 50,000 miles
Door ajar sensor being set off when door is clearly closed and latched correctly.

- Bay Village, OH, USA

problem #251

Mar 292016


  • miles


Drivers side door ajar will not turn off even when door is closed. Safety issue because can't lock doors, can't see at night, and not sure if doors are really shut. Ended up being a shorted door switch. Read several complaints with people having same issue. Why is there no recall? multiple times a day since March 29th.

- Granite Falls, NC, USA

problem #250

Apr 222016


  • 21,000 miles
The driver's door ajar light stays on until the door is slammed shut repeatedly.

- Healdsburg, CA, USA

problem #249

Apr 192016


  • 56,500 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Edge. While driving 40 mph, the brake pedal was depressed and failed to respond without warning. The contact had to pump the brake pedal to get the vehicle to stop. Also, the driver side door ajar light illuminated when the door was closed and the vehicle alarm sounds off at various times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failures. The failure mileage was 56,500.

- Mount Washington, KY, USA

problem #248

Mar 252016


  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Edge. The contact stated that after entering the vehicle and closing the door, the door ajar warning indicator illuminated continuously. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the door sensor failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 35,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Tullahoma, TN, USA

problem #247

Feb 152013


  • 12,000 miles
Door ajar sensor stays on, even though door is closed. The vehicle will not allow doors to lock when driving, and the alarm keeps going off, and dome light stays on when car is turned off if keys are left in the ignition. The doors not locking is the big safety problem, and should be recalled immediately. I had the dealer fix this once when the car was just over a year old, and now it is happening again a year and a half later. Faulty part for sure.

- Waterville, NY, USA

problem #246

Apr 152016


  • 65,000 miles
I purchased my low mileage Edge from local Ford dealer. Experiencing periodic issue with car transmission lag or jerking when accelerating from stop, as at a stop sign or pulling out of parking lots. Took to dealer several times, they can't duplicate issue, no codes. More recently the backup camera has intermittently failed. No backup guidelines are present, sometimes backup camera is visible, then goes black, other times doesn't work at all. Now my brakes are giving me issues. The pedal will either be very hard to press, as in losing power braking when a vehicle dies. Then the pedal may go all the way to the floor. Did experience something similar while in fast food drive thru, foot on brake, then brake losing pressure and pedal depressing to floor. I put the vehicle in park, then the "service advance track: Light came on briefly. This vehicle is not safe and once I make a list of all of the service bulletins it's going to the dealer for repair. Last time I went the idiot at the service counter put that I said the vehicle "stalled". never did I say that happened. I said there was a lag in acceleration and the feeling like a transmission jerking into gear. Piece of junk Ford, don't know what I was thinking buying it. All of these complaints on this site, amazing there aren't more accidents. Shame on you Ford! you used to make quality products.

- Cleveland, TN, USA

problem #245

Feb 012015


  • 70,000 miles
Door ajar sensor remains on even when door is shut. Doors do not lock when sensor is on. Interior lights stay on. Battery dies because lights do not turn off. All my doors are unlocked so it is very unsafe, someone could enter my vehicle while it is stopped.this happens everyday and cleaning the latch does not help.

- Newport, MI, USA

problem #244

Apr 102016


  • 70,000 miles
Door ajar alarm on when door is closed dome light stays on door wont lock

- Baroda, MI, USA

problem #243

Feb 162016


  • miles
2012 Ford Edge SE. I notice that sometimes it would show door ajared warning light. I would have open and close my door several times before the light go off. Then it progress to the point now it's permernant. Now doors won't lock while driving, interior lights momentarily stay on and the alarm beeps twice ( warning that the door ajar is keeping it from setting properly.

- New Haven, CT, USA

problem #242

Apr 112016


  • miles
Door ajar indicator on dash stays on even when door is closed, dome lights stay on, car alarm goes off randomly. Indicator will come on when vehicle is parked and in motion. Have had this problem for approximately 3 months now.

- Bealeton, VA, USA

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