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 24 of 27)

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problem #78

Dec 102014


  • 36,500 miles


The door ajar light warning comes on as well as the interior map lights, the door has to be slammed a number of times before the warning goes off and the lights go off. In addition when exiting the car it can not be locked until you slam the door more then once to shut off the alert.

- Yuma, AZ, USA

problem #77

Nov 282014


  • 43,000 miles
Driver side door symbol will appear on dash board was well as doom lights will stay on, will have to shut door a couple of times or turn the car back on to reset. This now getting to the point that the car cannot be locked or the doom interior lights will stay on and drain the battery.

- Old Monroe , MO, USA

problem #76

Dec 012014


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Edge. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the driver door unlocked and the interior lights illuminated independently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000.

- Hawthorn Woods , IL, USA

problem #75

Nov 102014


  • 47,700 miles


The system is showing a "door ajar" alarm, drivers front door. Initially I thought it was just because I did not close the door enough so I opened it and pulled harder and the alarm went away. We drove the car for a few days and one morning when it was cold I closed the door and the alarm posted again after opening and closing the door several times the alarm went away. We drove the car a few more days and the alarm was posting 50 % of the time. Around December the alarm began posting most of the time, now it post 100% of the time even on the warm days. There are at least three issues when the alarm is on. 1.the dome lights stay on after the car is turned off for around 20 minutes, I'm sure this is not good on the battery. 2.the dome lights do not go off while in reverse, they only go off after you are in drive and move forward for quite a few feet. This makes it difficult to see out of the windows after dark. 3.the doors do not lock after starting the engine.

- Amarillo, TX, USA

problem #74

Dec 012014

Edge 6-cyl

  • miles
The passenger side door ajar light stays on and the interior lights even when the door is shut. I have to slam the door hard 4-5 times to get it to go off. While driving down the road the light will come on and the alert to "shift to park". I took it to a Ford dealer who charged me $80 to say there was nothing wrong. I came home, knowing this wasn't right and found numerous complaints online about the same issue. Ford needs to place a recall on this.

- Grassflat, PA, USA

problem #73

Dec 082014


  • 30,000 miles
The driver side door keeps reading door ajar even tho the door is closed. It happens not only when the car is off and we go to lock it, but while we are driving as well. In the middle of driving the car will begin to make alert sounds, the lights will come on, and it will alert us to put the car into park. When we do park and go to lock the car, the dome lights stay on until the timer shuts them off because it is still registering the door as ajar. My main concern with this problem is that we have a newborn and the safety issues with driving this vehicle while alerts are going off is very troublesome. I have set an appointment up with the Ford dealership to look at the door, but after reviewing the gross number of complaints about this same issue, it is mind blowing to me that Ford has not stepped up and addressed this issue yet. How are you suppose to feel comfortable driving if the car is constantly alerting and telling you that your driver door is open?

- Macungie, PA, USA

problem #72

Nov 282013

Edge 6-cyl

  • 36,000 miles


The system is showing a "door ajar" alarm, drivers front door. Initially I thought it was just because I did not close the door enough so I just opened it, and pulled a little harder and the alarm went away. I drove the car for a few days and one morning when it was frosty I closed the door and the "door ajar" alarm posted again. I opened the door and closed it several times and the alarm went away. From this I thought the striker needed to be adjusted, I thought, "how is it possible that the door switch could have failed on a vehicle that is only 1.5 years old?". I drove the car for a few more days and at this point the alarm was posting about 50% of the time. Around the beginning of December the alarm began posting all the time. Now, it posts nearly 95% of the time with only a few times where it does not. The issue with this alarm is twofold: 1) it keeps the dome lights on because the system does not see that the door is closed when you get out of the car and lock it, thus the timer must time out (around 20 minutes) and the lights turn off. 2) this prevents the doors from being locked while driving. The last one is the one that I have a problem with because this, to me, is a safety concern.

- Issaquah, WA, USA

problem #71

Jul 312014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 62,889 miles
The door ajar sensor went on. When that goes on when backing up you can't see because the dome lights stays on causing a dangerous situation. It creates a glare making it hard to see what is behind you. The dome light will finally shut off when you go forward when a certain speed is meet. Also when the dome light is on because of the sensor it will not lock the door. This sensor on my car was cleaned on 7/31/14 by a Ford dealer. This only lasted about six month and I just had it the door latch replaced on 1/13/15 because of the same problem. Recently I was stuck in traffic because a snow storm in which it took me 2-1/2 hours to get home. My typical commute home is 45 minutes. While I was in traffic 5:00 pm on 1/8/15 the door ajar sensor came on. The traffic was moving slow, my dome light came on and stayed on for over an hour which creating a glare while driving. It would never shut off because I never reached the forward speed fast enough to turn it off, also every time I let my foot off the break a bell would sound. I have spoken to our local Ford dealer and they said they can't do anything about this until Ford issues a recall. It is documented all over the internet that this is a common problem with Ford Edges. I feel that with the glare caused by the dome light staying on creates a hazard to both me and my family and Ford should have the responsibility to do something about this.

- Rosemount , MN, USA

problem #70

Dec 222014


  • 24,000 miles
Drivers door reading door ajar when the door is not ajar. Opened and closed multiple times and sensor will still not read that door is closed sometimes. Can be driving down the road when door is obviously closed and sensor will start alarming and dome light comes on.

- New Creek, WV, USA

problem #69

Jan 012015

Edge 6-cyl

  • 45,600 miles
Drivers door ajar light is coming on while driving. Doors will not lock with this on which is a safety hazard. Door ajar light continues to come on and the alert chime sounds. I have not taken this vehicle in for service for this issue due to the numerous complaints I have read and Ford not taking care of the cost to repair this issue. I feel that Ford should cover this since it is a safety issue.

- Alton, IL, USA

problem #68

Oct 302014


  • 41,000 miles


Driver door latch sensor does not recognize that door is closed. Started as intermittent problem now alarm is on all the time. Can hear switch click when manually operated but door ajar alarm will not go out. This prevents various other things from operating properly including safety features. This is obviously a defective part that Ford has installed in many of their vehicles. Every where I turn there are people complaining about this same problem. Most of these cars are not even 2 years old.

- Draperr, UT, USA

problem #67

Dec 292014


  • 43,000 miles
Driver side door says it's not closed and lights stays on in dash saying door is ajar, bell rings and interior lights won't go off, after several times of slamming the light goes out. It's something to do with the lock sensor, but Ford has not recalled it. I tried spraying wd- 40 in lock area really didn't help it. Was told it would cost 300.00-500.00 to repair. Come on Ford"????"

- Hurdle Mills, NC, USA

problem #66

Nov 112014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
When close door it says door ajar and door ajar comes on and dome light stays on. This happens about 60 percent of the time.

- Garwin, IA, USA

problem #65

Nov 012014


  • 18,000 miles
Drivers door is closed but the door ajar light and the interior lights stay on. Some time turns on while driving.

- Ponce, PR, USA

problem #64

Dec 012014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 51,251 miles
"door ajar" light will not go off and interior lights and panel light lights will not go off after door is shut and locked. Have to reopen door and start engine, open and close driver door several items to get interior lights, panel lights and "door ajar" light to go off. Only happens with driver door.

- Independence, MO, USA

problem #63

Jul 142014


  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Edge. The contact stated that the door ajar warning light remained illuminated when the doors were closed. The contact mentioned that the failure caused the interior lights to remain illuminated when driving and the doors to be unable to lock. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, who reset the computer but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000.

- Amherst, OH, USA

problem #62

May 222014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Edge. The contact stated that the sensor on the door latch failed to detect that the door was closed in order to lock the doors. The contact mentioned that the front drivers side door needed to be opened and closed multiple times for the sensor to detect the doors. The failure occurred on several occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who diagnosed that the latch assembly needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 30,000. Updated 2/3/15 the consumer stated Ford paid for the entire repair. Updated 02/18/15

- Bloomingdale, IL, USA

problem #61

Dec 102014


  • miles
The door ajar light comes on I N driver door almost everytime you shut the door no matter how hard you slam it. It takes several times for B the signal to go off. This a huge safety hazard. While driving the door ajar light will come on randomly and all the interior lights will come on making it hard to see at night. Also the doors will not lock if the door ajar signal is turned on. This is ridiculous and I am not happy. This is a newer vehicle and this should be recalled. The dealership wants 500 to fix this. When this is a manufacturer issue!

- Zephyrhills Fl , FL, USA

problem #60

Nov 232014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 41,352 miles
The door ajar light will come on along with interior light at random times. It happens when first entering the vehicle in the morning and also when driving at all times through the day. The only fix we've found is slamming the door shut a few times.

- Norman, OK, USA

problem #59

Mar 132014

Edge 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
Door ajar drivers side. Took it into Ford and they said it just needed to be cleaned, charged me 100. Now it is happening again 9 months later... annoyed.

- Santa Barbara , CA, USA

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