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 7 of 18)

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problem #221

Sep 212015


  • 200 miles


Driver side ajar light comes on almost every time with door closed

- Winston Salem, NC, USA

problem #220

Feb 122016


  • 39,000 miles
The driver door sensor states the door is ajar, although it is closed, registers open. The latch is defective.the door ajar warning sounds on the dash board, dome lights stay on and doors do not lock. Door has to be opened and slammed closed many times for the warning to go off, but only temporarily. Hard to lock car, dome light stays on. Happens while driving, in park, basically anytime the car is on. Had the issue fixed at a dealership - had to pay $494!! I see this is an issue with many Ford Edge owners - Ford needs to get this fixed and recall - unsafe!!!

- Oregon City, OR, USA

problem #219

Jan 042016


  • 46,000 miles
Driver door ajar when not. Door locks do not engage while driving, interior dome lights remain on which drains battery and unable to drive at night due to this. Major safety issue. Can not lock vehicle from outside or set alarm all interior locks remain on and do not shut off

- Lancaster, CA, USA

problem #218

Dec 012015


  • 54,000 miles


1) "shift to park" error: Have to click the shifter one or two times to clear it. Until I do, the seat does not move back for exiting. 2) "driver door ajar" error: Have to open and close the door, sometimes only once, but usually many times in order to clear the error. 3) if the "door" error is not cleared, the "shift" error will appear while moving, whenever I come to a stop. Also, the audible signal will kick in. 4) at times the driver door will not unlock with the touch of my hand. I suspect when I shut the door last, the "door" error was probably in effect. Service: I actually took my car to the dealer and all they could tell me was that the shifter had to be replaced for $500. They couldn't even find the "door" error. I think this merits a recall notice and Ford should repair these problems at no or reasonable costs.

- St. Charles, MO, USA

problem #217

Feb 012016


  • miles
Passenger door ajar sensor is malfunctioning. System does not recognize hat the door is closed and will not allow doors to lock posing safety issue. Also the dome light will not turn off due to the sensor not recognizing that the door is closed. Even after repeatedly shutting door (over 10 times) the sensor will pop on during driving of the vehicle. Done lights remain on after car is turned off which drains the battery.

- Cordova, TN, USA

problem #216

Feb 012016


  • 35,000 miles
The door sensor says the driver's door is open when it is not and stays on. This does not allow the door locks to close and is unsafe. The interior lights also go on and stay on for a period of time.

- Stillwater, MN, USA

problem #215

Feb 192016


  • 40,000 miles


The contact owns a 2012 Ford Edge. When the contact started the vehicle, the driver side door ajar warning light illuminated. The contact drove the vehicle to the dealer to be diagnosed, but not repaired. The failure continued to occur intermittently. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000.

- Mckinney, TX, USA

problem #214

Feb 012016


  • 40,000 miles
Drivers side door says ajar all the time. I have already gotten it fixed once and will have to again.

- Avon, OH, USA

problem #213

Feb 142016


  • 70,000 miles
When starting and shutting off the car, the "driver door ajar" warning comes on and interior lights will not shut off. You have to continually slam the door to get both to go out. Sometimes the warning light and interior lights come on while driving. This makes it extremely difficult to see the road when it's dark outside. I almost went into a ditch last week because of this issue. I started complaining about this issue while still under warranty but the Ford dealer did not fix it. Now they want $500 to correct the problem. Ford should be accountable for this known safety issue - not the consumer.

- Harris, MN, USA

problem #212

Jan 152016


  • 96,000 miles
The driver's door sensor is malfunctioning. It alerts you that the door is open when it is clearly shut and shut well. I believe it is the sensor. The sensor is in the door panel and not easily replaced. This problem causes the lights to not go off and door alert to stay on, in effect distracting the driver and misinforming them of a problem. This may affect the car doing other things if it thinks the door is open when it is not. This happens when vehicle is stationary and continues while moving. It is not an adjustment problem with the latch.

- Kingman, AZ, USA

problem #211

Mar 122015


  • 48,000 miles


Door ajar warning keeps coming on, sometimes when your first get in the car it will not shut off, dome light is on, will also come on while driving eventhough there was no sensor light on when first driving, shut door several times, soft or hard and will not go off, very annoying since the sound goes off that indicates door is ajar, cannot lock doors when this happens while driving, at night the dome light being distracts from driving and harder to see the road, took to dealership they could not find problem since it was intermittent, now it happens more than not. Please recall

- Makawao, HI, USA

problem #210

Feb 012016


  • miles
The driver side door latch assembly has went bad and it is a problem that Ford refuses to address. It keep the light on in the cabin of the car and the door doesn't lock appropriately for safety.

- Pataskala, OH, USA

problem #209

Jan 082016


  • miles
Safety issue with door ajar warning, dome light stays on, door does not lock while driving. A warning chimes " put back in park." The doors cannot be locked from the inside. Slamming the door to eliminate warning ┐door ajar┐ risk injury and damage to other components. Research shows a long standing nationwide problem and no recall. To the dealer it goes to provide safety to the family.

- Collierville, TN, USA

problem #208

Nov 012015


  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Edge. The contact stated that when the door on the driver side was closed, the ajar warning light remained illuminated as well as the light above the passenger seat. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the doors and switch assembly needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 54,000.

- Acworth, GA, USA

problem #207

Jul 072015


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Edge. While driving at any speed, the driver side door ajar sensor failed, which caused the dome light to remain illuminated and drained the battery. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 50,000.

- Toledo, OH, USA

problem #206

May 152015


  • 75,000 miles
Door ajar warning, dome light stays on, door does not lock with key pad, door does not stay locked from the inside. When closing the door, the "door ajar" warning lights up on the instrument panel, a warning chimes, the dome light stays on, and the doors cannot be locked from the inside (or when existing the car, the keypad becomes inoperative). No amount of slamming, closing gently or multiple closing of door rectifies the condition. Have taken car to dealership, they weren't aware of any problem, said there was dirt build up, so they diagnosed the problem, cleaned something and charged $120 to tell me to keep the lock mechanism clean. That lasted for about a month. Still having problem with the "door ajar" warning light

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #205

Jan 142016


  • 64,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Edge. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the door ajar warning light illuminated with all doors closed. In addition, the dome light remained illuminated. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 64,000. The VIN was unavailable. Updated 04/06/16

- Yukon, OK, USA

problem #204

Feb 202015


  • miles
Faulty driver door sensor. Always shows door ajar which then drains the battery. Ford replaced it when under warranty only to have it go bad again out of warranty. Ford is well aware of this problem and will not recall a defective design. Charging customers $500 and up to fix the problem with no guarantee it won't just happen again.

- Batavia, OH, USA

problem #203

Jan 152016


  • 38,000 miles
Passenger door ajar warning keeps showing, even after the door has been closed repeatedly. Sensor is failing. Car only has 38,000 miles on it!

- Centennial, CO, USA

problem #202

Aug 102015


  • miles
Sensor on pessenger door is showing open an door is not open and inside lights stay on and runs the battery down. Had to replace battery due to inside lights staying on. Doors will not lock when existing vehicle. Driving at night and inside light stays on is a driving safety factor. Car has been in the shop four times for this same reason. Unable to fix it.

- Forney, TX, USA

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