really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,620 miles

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2013 Ford Edge electrical problems

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2013 Ford Edge Owner Comments (Page 13 of 27)

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problem #298

Mar 162016


  • 35,000 miles


Door ajar sensor stays on as if door is open. Dome light stays on and car will not lock properly. Whether I am in motion parked or just idle the door ajar signal stays on and I have to open and close the door 2-10 time every time. Also, my back up camera is functional but the picture won't come up on the screen.

- Oviedo, FL, USA

problem #297

Jun 182015


  • miles
The driver door ajar alarm comes on when the door is securely closed. The interior lights will not go off which can be a driving hazard and will also drain the battery. The doors will not lock. This problem first occurred at about 47,000 miles and I took the car to the dealer in June 2015. I have an extended warranty, so I had to pay $107 deductible for them to clean the switch. The problem has occurred again in March 2016.

- Conyers, GA, USA

problem #296

Dec 072015


  • 32,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Edge. While parked, the door ajar warning light for the front driver side door illuminated when the door was properly closed. The failure occurred constantly. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 32,000.

- Honolulu, HI, USA

problem #295

Mar 092016


  • 32,000 miles


When starting car I get message: Drivers door ajar-the door is securely latched, overhead lights come on and stay

- Worthington, OH, USA

problem #294

Dec 012013


  • miles
Door ajar light goes on. Have taken the car in several times for the same thing still not fixed. This weekend soon after I bought the car I do not remember the date they will have it at the mechanic I'm sure or somewhere in my file folders

- Pinon Hills, Ca., CA, USA

problem #293

Mar 012016


  • 56,000 miles
When starting car I get message: Drivers door ajar-the door is securely latched, overhead lights come on and stay on, locks will not engage when message is on. Warning stays on while driving. Multiple complaints online with owners that are experiencing the same problem.

- Prior Lake, MN, USA

problem #292

Dec 282015


  • 48,000 miles


Driver door ajar sensor remains on when door is closed. When driving, front interior lights remain on and the doors will not lock from inside.

- Clarksville, TN, USA

problem #291

Mar 012016


  • miles
Driver side door switch sticks and the vehicle computer thinks the door is open when it is closed.

- Rockford, MI, USA

problem #290

Mar 082016


  • 37,000 miles
Driver's door ajar warning keeps coming on. It would go away after a few attempts, or some cleaner sprayed into the locking mechanism area. But now, it's warning at all times. Dome lights stay on, warning chimes when the car isn't moving quickly, and car doors won't lock B/C it thinks the door is ajar. I think that and having lights on when you're reversing at night are the two biggest safety issues. The other issues are just annoying and likely wearing out battery power with the lights staying on. I've read that some other Ford and Lincoln models have had recalls on this locking mechanism so hoping that the Edge gets the same treatment. Seems like a silly issue for a 2013 car with 37K miles on it.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #289

Jan 012016


  • 45,000 miles
Door ajar warning light stays on constantly. This is a safety concern as the doors will not lock and this endangers the safety of the occupants of the vehicle. The warning bell rings whenever the vehicle is in motion. Also, the interior lights stay on which is a major concern for night driving.

- Keller, TX, USA

problem #288

Jan 162016


  • 23,500 miles


When I shut driver door with engine on the door adjar light stays on even when door is shut. Turn car off and exit and shut drivers door interior lights stay on and eventually run battery down.dealer says the contacts in door latch switch need to be cleaned. Fix lasts only about 2 weeks. Brought back under warranty 3 times. Dealer will not replace part only clean. My warranty runs out in one month.

- La Quinta, CA, USA

problem #287

Sep 092015


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Edge. After closing the driver side door, the door ajar warning light illuminated. The failure indicated that the door was still open and caused the dome light to remain illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manuacturer was notified ofthe failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 60,000. The VIN was not availiable.

- Hinesville, GA, USA

problem #286

Feb 262016


  • 86,500 miles
I just purchased my Ford Edge 2 weeks ago and the rear left door ajar light keeps coming on when the door is not open. I have stopped the car, open and closed the door but the light will still stay on. When we lock the doors at night, the alarm will go off several times in the middle of the night. Worried if the doors are even locking at this point. I called a Ford dealership and they said it was just a technical service bulletin and not a recall.

- Rocky Point, NC, USA

problem #285

Feb 082016


  • 55,000 miles
I am the owner of a 2013 Ford Edge. The driver door ajar light keeps coming on when the door is securely shut. The interior lights remain lit and doors will not lock. Sometimes it will go off after repeatedly slamming the door shut but not always. I feel this is a danger because of driving at night with the light on. I also have children in the car that could possibly open the door while the car is going.

- Decatur, TX, USA

problem #284

Oct 152015


  • 40,000 miles
After about 40,000 miles, my car started alerting me that my drivers door was ajar when clearly it was closed. I closed it again and again, but the alert still won't go off. The interior dome lights stay on and the doors do not lock after moving forward down the road. This can be a real safety issue! I'm afraid someone might carjack me with my doors not locking! also, as I stop at stop signs or stop lights, it continually alerts me to put my car in park and shut drivers door. When I do park, get out and lock my car, the dome lights again will not go off. I'm afraid I'll come out after work to a dead battery! please do something! it has been doing this since October 2015!

- Moultrie, GA, USA

problem #283

Feb 152016


  • 56,000 miles
Drivers door ajar light stay illuminated in the instrument cluster and dome lights won't shut off. Had had it to dealer 2 times in the last year and problem would be resolved for 2 months and then would happen again.

- Spivey, KS, USA

problem #282

Jan 012016


  • 45,000 miles
The instrument panel gives an incorrect warning that the drivers door is ajar. The drivers door is securely closed but the warning stays on. The doors are unable to be locked which is a major safety concern. The overhead dome lights remain on and do not shut off as long as this false warning signal is on which is again a major safety issue when driving at night. After shifting to drive, the alarms sound and the instrument panel says "shift to park" which again is a major safety concern as it is very distracting when trying to drive the vehicle. Since this is a major safety issue Ford should recall this vehicle to repair this electrical failure.

- Middleboro, MA, USA

problem #281

Jan 052016


  • 67,000 miles
Door ajar sensor malfunctions. As if door is still open when closed. Not knowing if door is closed safely to operate vehicle,

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #280

Feb 162016


  • 38,000 miles
The drivers side door ajar alarm will not go off even after repeated closing the door. It prevents the doors from being locked and the interior lights remain on and drains the battery.

- Rockledge, FL, USA

problem #279

Oct 082015


  • 35,500 miles
Drivers side door ajar sensor became faulty with less than 50,000 miles on vehicle. Door requires multiple closings in order for the sensor to identify that the door is closed. It is an ongoing issue since 10/8/15.

- Hamburg, NJ, USA

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