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2013 Ford Edge electrical problems: door ajar light stays on

Door Ajar Light Stays On

2013 Ford Edge (Page 1 of 18)

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Ford dealer. Seal Of This Might Hurt Notes: The 2013 Edge has its fair share of problems, but chief among them is an annoying “door ajar” warning light that won’t shut off even when the door is most definitely closed. While the retina-burning, ever-present false reminder on your dashboard is bad, it points to a deeper problem that can drain the battery, leave the doors unlocked while in motion, or render the key fob useless.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
55,150 miles
Total Complaints:
352 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (227 reports)
  2. replaced door latch assembly (77 reports)
  3. clean or replace door ajar sensor (35 reports)
  4. replace door latch (12 reports)
  5. driver side door latch assembly had to be replaced by dealer (1 reports)
2013 Ford Edge electrical problems

electrical problem

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2013 Ford Edge Owner Comments (Page 1 of 18)

problem #352

Jul 012018

Edge SEL V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles


This light issue is very annoying!! It keeps my interior lights on while I am driving and doesn't allow the system to lock my doors automatically!!

- Tarah Z., Sahuarita, US

problem #351

Dec 122017


  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,565 miles

When door ajar light started staying on it was winter months so frigid cold weather was 1st cause of blame due to the fact it was not consistent. After a several months it just got worse and eventually it just came to be that the door is always "ajar". Thankfully once in gear the overhead interior lights do turn off and because of the automatic shut off after 10mins or so my battery is saved as well.

- Bethany L., Edmonton, AB, Canada

problem #350

Jun 232018

Edge SEL V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,546 miles

Cleaned with electrical contact cleaner, lubed with WD40. Still comes on when I use the car. Sometimes it will randomly turn off while driving. It also has a box on the dash display that says "shift to park" and occasionally says " engine running". Can't lock the doors while this is on.

- Bob R., Fort Wayne, IN, US

problem #349

Jul 012018

Edge Limited 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles


At night the lights stay on while trying to back up and you cannot turn them off for any reason so its impossible to see anything around you. This is extremely unsafe and makes absolutely no sense why they would not replace this issue under a recall. Even if I fix it right away it happens again and again without warning and that could be the last time I back up before I cause an accident. This is the first ford I've ever bought and this is possible the last one because its the dumbest thing. What was wrong with the plunger style switch? what stupid engineer said : Hey this thing works too good and is way too dependable, lets make it more complicated for absolutely no reason at all."

- Caleb M., Lake Havasu City, AZ, US

problem #348

Apr 082016

Edge Limited 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,000 miles

This has happened several times over the past several years; I replaced the battery after only 3 years; current battery was losing charge and it's the biggest battery that will fit in the car and wasn't cheap.. AGM battery...

- Bill B., Liberty, SC, US

problem #347

May 232018

Edge SEL V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

Why won't Ford recall this? This is a pain in the A$$ alarm that should be fixed considering all the threads all over the internet on this issue. Does anyone know what to do to fix it?

- Jeremy M., Baton Rouge, LA, US

problem #346

Jul 012018

Edge SEL 3.7L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,500 miles


Please ask Ford to remove their head from the sand and address this problem. It is an obvious design flaw that Ford should acknowledge and develop a solution for. Fords only other response is to do nothing as they are now and when it gets to court it will cost substantially more to resolve this issue.

- Glen S., Dayton, IN, US

problem #345

Jan 102016

Edge V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles

Had to replace a sensor on a practically brand new car, twice!

- Jennifer A., Russell, KY, US

problem #344

Aug 062018


  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,200 miles

When will Ford recall this issue? There are hundreds of complaints about this issue. It is very annoying and I shouldn't have to pay for this issue. Even though is it a 2013 model, It only has 30,200 miles on it.

- Rhonda W., Greensboro, NC, US

problem #343

Sep 032018


  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles

The door ajar light will not turn off even when the door is completely closed. The beeping will not stop!

- David W., Los Angeles, US

problem #342

Jun 012018

Edge Limited 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles


This problem is very annoying! I have had my alarm go off in the middle of the night because the car decides that the door isn't closed randomly, when I know for sure that it was closed when I went to bed. I now have to leave the car unlocked overnight so it doesn't set the alarm off.

- lodisomma, Huntingtown, US

problem #341

Aug 012017

Edge 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

Door ajar warning light stays on all the time. This causes all doors to unlock while vehicle is moving and keeps dome light ON when vehicle is off and locked.

- Andrew S., Allentown, PA, US

problem #340

Jun 262018

Edge SEL V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

I have seen all the complaints. The Driver Side Door Sensor light is coming on. It does not matter how many times you close the door the light stays on. You can't lock the door which is a safety concern. Also the interior lights stay on which will eventually drain my battery. I cannot afford to get this fixed. I am in a 1 income household right now. Any cheap fixes????

- LaKeenya C., Cypress, TX, US

problem #339

Jun 012018

Edge 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 128,000 miles

Door Ajar light stays on. Sometimes it will go off after slamming the door a number of times. Sometimes it goes off as I drive. Sometimes it just stays on. SAFETY ISSUE SHOULD BE RECALLED! - Doors do not lock when in motion. Doors could open during a crash. Ford needs to recall. But they won't do it because they probably think it is less expensive to pay off individual lawsuits after there is a fatality. Probably won't buy a Ford again.


problem #338

Mar 012017

Edge ES V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,000 miles

I replaced the switch myself since Ford is dragging their ass about fixing it!! PRICKS!!! I also had to fix the power brake booster because Ford said my vehicle was NOT covered by a recall. However the 2012 IS!!! Go freakin figure. PRICKS AGAIN!!!!! This is the wife's vehicle ..I personally WOULD NOT OWN A P.O.S FORD !!!! If there is a recall, I WILL FIGHT to be reimbursed and will keep receipts and my labor rate will be a bit higher than the shop rate!!! .....I like CHEVY...

- willy31hamilton@ya, Madera, US

problem #337

Jul 062018

Edge LX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,247 miles

The problems started one week ago. The door is already closed and the sensor alerts that the door is open.

- Luis L., Woodstock, GA, US

problem #336

Nov 042017

Edge Limited

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,000 miles

The Interior Lights stay on excessively when the car is running and it is even worse when you turn the car off and lock the car. Interior Lights remain on along with exterior lights (like those on the side mirrors). Already had to replace one battery. Estimated fix was $500+!!! Was told by the tech at Ford this is a very common issue with the 2013 Edge, but Ford is ignoring the frequency to avoid a recall.

I don't have $500+ bucks to get it repaired, but wearing down batteries will eventually cost just as much.


- Dave B., Sherman, US

problem #335

Jul 022018

Edge Utility 3.5L Ti=Vct V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,523 miles

Our Edge has performed well except for two items. At approx 28,999 miles the actuator that controls the flapper to direct heat into the passenger compartment failed. To fix it, the entire dash had to be removed, took two days and cost me nearly $1,000 because it was out of warranty. That function used to be controlled by a wire pull device attached to the heater control panel.

Now the driver door ajar alarm goes off intermittently,,dings and the door ajar light comes on and off. I feel certain when I take it in to be repaired, Ford will claim not recallable and it will cost me another $400+. I read about this problem being known but no recall has been forced by the Govt agency so Ford will not voluntarily recall for this item. Wish all these electronic monitoring devices would never been installed. If you are too stupid to notice if a door is ajar, maybe you should not be driving a vehicle.

- Charles S., San Antonio, TX, US

problem #334

May 012018

Edge Limited V.6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

The driver side door this the most used door on a vehicle! The one door you want to lock and work properly. I use my vehicle for work as well as for pleasure so to sit there and to try to continuously try to get the darn thing to lock so I am not stranded from a dead battery is ridiculous. I do not have $450+ dollars lying around.

- Sara S., Thomson, IL, US

problem #333

Jul 022018

Edge Limited 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,000 miles

Can't get an appointment with Fairway Ford for another week!

- jstrat46, Evans, US

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