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

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2013 Ford Edge Owner Comments (Page 22 of 27)

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problem #118

Apr 252015


  • 52,314 miles


The driver door ajar alert stays on even when the door is completely shut. It is keeping the internal lights on, and isn't allowing the doors to lock. It is also not allowing to lock after the vehicle is shut off without opening and shutting the door several times.

- Macomb, MI, USA

problem #117

Apr 142015

Edge 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Edge. The contact stated that the front driver side door ajar warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 52,000. Updated 6/11/15

- Ocala , FL, USA

problem #116

Feb 022015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 65,789 miles
My left rear door stays ajar which keeps the lights on which kills my battery. Also when I'm in park my drive traction control light turns off and on. As a Ford customer I wish they would recall these defects so I wouldn't have to pay for parts out of my own pocket.

- Anthony, TX, USA

problem #115

Apr 242015


  • 47,000 miles


My 2013 Ford Edge SUV is in the Ford shop as I write this " it's been there since Friday, due to a latch issue " which is a Ford part malfunction. (a bad part) a part that will not last and may need to be replace again.. I google it Friday and saw there are so many complaints on the part, I don't understand why it's not recalled or the Ford company I bought it from can't just replace it. Ford wants $484 from me to replace this part, I am so upset. Plus they have had my car for three days. After this I am done with Ford!!! my first new SUV, my first Ford purchase and it's already in a shop, due to a part that was not a good part to start out with. If you guys want to buy this SUV from me, make me an offer. I am not a happy customer. Ready to go to Toyota or a Honda.

- Millington, TN, USA

problem #114

Jun 132014


  • 42,000 miles
Bought this Edge and in less than a month later the "door ajar" light starting coming on. Almost a year later and still nothing has worked in fixing it. Dealer wants $400 to fix something that should be recalled by Ford. Major safety hazard as you cannot lock the doors when you have this error.

- Delta, UT, USA

problem #113

Apr 022015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
The driver side door ajar indicator lights when the driver side door is closed. After several attempts at opening and closing the door, the indicator shuts off. The dome light stays on until the indicator shuts off. The indicator has come on while driving, causing the dome light to come on and the door locks to unlock. This situation has impaired my visibility during night time driving. The dome light will draw down the battery if you are not aware that it is on when leaving the vehicle.

- Buckeye, AZ, USA

problem #112

Feb 282015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 46,300 miles


The sensor on the driver's side door to detect door closure malfunctions repeatedly and does not register that the door is closed even if the door latch is in proper position. This creates a significant safety hazard in that the doors cannot be fully locked (significant crash safety risk) while driving or stopped at a stoplight (personal security risk, remains able to open door from the exterior). This is a recurrent problem and from encounters with other owners, this is consistent across these vehicles and recurs even if the part if replaced. This is in validation of FMVSS no. 206 requirements.

- Charlottesville, VA, USA

problem #111

Apr 022015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 70,120 miles
Door ajar light stays on even when door is closed the interior dome lights will not go off.

- Daleville, VA, USA

problem #110

Apr 022015

Edge 4-cyl

  • 41,400 miles
It started over the past few weeks. Start the car and the door ajar light comes on and stays on regardless is I open and close the door harder. Put the car in gear and you have the warning lights to put the car in park. The door locks will not lock during one of these episodes and the dome lights stay on. I also lock my car doors at night only to find that they have unlocked themselves during the night and my heads lights have turned on as well. This has happened about 6 times. Not very happy right now!!!!

- Fort Mill, SC, USA

problem #109

Mar 142014


  • 20,000 miles
Bought my car in February of 2014. (we were the 2nd owners. Not sure if previous owners experienced trouble before they traded the car in.) almost immediately we started having issues with "door ajar" lights staying on which caused the interior lights to stay on while driving down the road. It also doesn't allow the doors to lock themselves automatically when driving. We had sensors replaced by Ford on both front doors after a lot of back and forth with them last year. Now we are having trouble with a sensor on one of the back doors that's causing all the same problems as last time only this time we are also having trouble with interior lights coming on and going off on their own while the car is sitting parked. Nobody likes a dead battery. This is a serious issue that needs to be addressed. Right now this is a warranty issue for me but will eventually cost around $500 a pop to fix and more importantly it poses a safety issue for the children riding in my car if their door doesn't latch properly & I don't know it because I assume it's just the sensor acting up again. Please help get this sensor recalled. Ford has no intention of doing it.

- Greenwood, AR, USA

problem #108

Mar 202015


  • 45,000 miles


The contact owns a 2013 Ford Edge. While driving at approximately 10 mph, the door ajar warning light illuminated. The contact noticed that all the automatic locks were unlocked, the chime sounded, and the doors would not lock. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 45,000. The VIN was not available.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #107

Feb 022015


  • 53,000 miles
Vehicle states that drivers door is ajar when it is closed. Multiple times it will not recognize it is closed and doors will not lock and interior lights stay on.

- North Hills, CA, USA

problem #106

Feb 042015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 43,000 miles
The door ajar sensor comes on anytime the door is open and the key is in the ignition. Before the above date the sensor went off as soon as you shut the door. Now it is on all the time unless I open and shut the door 5 - 20 times to get it to go off. It will not allow me to lock the doors with it on. The dome light won't go off and many times I am forced to drive to work with it still on because I can't be late for work sitting at home opening and closing my door over and over again. My son has a 2011 Ford Edge and my friend has a 2006 Ford Edge all with the same problem. How long is this going to go on before someone makes Ford fix this problem for everyone?!

- Brookside, UT, USA

problem #105

Nov 292013

Edge 6-cyl

  • 38,578 miles
Rear door is open. Lights stay on. Please put car in park. Engine is on. Error codes. Door is shut and it won't disengage alert or read door is shut with or without key in ignition.

- Henderson , NV, USA

problem #104

Aug 052014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 37,000 miles
1. sensor for fuel, had to pay for a keyed gas cap 2. twice door ajar on, took to garage first time, now it is the second time that it is doing it.

- Cohocton, NY, USA

problem #103

Jan 012015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 58,000 miles
The door ajar sensor/switch is not functioning properly and shows that the driver side door is open/ajar when it is securely closed. When the car "thinks" the door is ajar the dome light does not turn off for several minutes, even while driving, the power locks will not engage and even unlock when the door lock switch is used. In addition, every time the car comes to a stop the alert chimes that the door is ajar. This is very dangerous when having to drive to my work in an urban area (not safely locked in my car) in addition, it is too dangerous to drive with children who may be able to reach the door handle.

- Indian Springs, NV, USA

problem #102

Mar 192015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 44,528 miles
The problem I'm having with my Edge is the radio continue to play when I turn the car off and take the keys out the ignition and the driver door light stays on I have to close the door several times before the light goes off I've taken it in to the dealer for the door light now it have started again 03/19/2015 I think another owner had the car but when I got the car they said it was new I work for a car company and I never known a car company to put door guards on a car/truck I'm thinking they found out about what I'm dealing with and turned the car back in and the car company did not do anything about it the radio incident started a few months after I purchase the truck.

- Crete, IL, USA

problem #101

Mar 052015


  • 35,367 miles
The driver's side door ajar sensor does not go off when the door is closed. The dome lights stay on, not safe at night, and you are unable to lock your doors while inside the vehicle. Not to mention the constant annoyance of the chime going off.

- Newport News, VA, USA

problem #100

Dec 162014

Edge 4-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
Switch that detects when drivers door is ajar is defective and shows the door is open at all times. Therefore the dome light stays on and the door locks will not lock. The doors remains unlocked at all speeds, please do something before one of the thousands of Ford vehicles (several model years and several models) is involved in an accident where some child is thrown from the vehicle because the doors opened. Help!!!

- Gilberts, IL, USA

problem #99

Mar 022015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 37,400 miles
Door ajar warning light/signal on the drivers side does not go off despite door being closed.

- Yukon, OK, USA

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