really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,070 miles

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2013 Ford Edge Owner Comments (Page 4 of 7)

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problem #70

Dec 012015


  • 37,000 miles


When shut, the door does not register as such. I have had to open/close it several times before the "door ajar" signal goes off. This issue has been progressively worsening, and now I believe the 'sensor' has completely failed. The door shuts, locks, and arms the alarm, yet the dome light and ajar symbol continue to stay on. Ford has told me this is a "wear and tear" issue that they will not cover! I have seen this issue affect many Ford models between 2001-2015 but more prominently when it comes to the Edge. I got the vehicle 08/2015 and this issue started occurring intermittently by 12/2015; now, this is occurring each time I have to open the driver door.

- Citrus Heights, CA, USA

problem #69

Nov 202015


  • miles
Driver's side door ajar light will not always go off when door closes. This causes interior lights to remain on going down the road and at night causes driver to not see as well. Also, doors will not automatically lock when door sensor doesn't work correctly which is worrisome in some parts of town. Many times dome lights may stay on for hours when door shows to be ajar. This of course causes battery to run down which has required battery to be replaced. Please help as I now know there are many Ford owners who will not purchase or recommend any Ford to family or friends.

- Longview, TX, USA

problem #68

Mar 282016


  • 56,000 miles
Door ajar comes on while the door is closed and you have the open and close the door more than 50 times for it to go off......Ford needs to redesign or replace sensors/ door lock mech. Especially not even being 2,000 miles after replacement and from what I've read online with other Ford Edge owners and other Ford vechical owners this is a very common problem

- Austell, GA, USA

problem #67

Mar 192016


  • 22,000 miles


The front driver door sensor will not go off no matter how many times you open and re-close the door. This causes the following to occur: 1) when driving the car, the doors will not lock, which is a major safety issue for those with children 2) when leaving the car, the door is not recognized as closed so the interior dome light and side-view mirror lights all remain on. This drains the battery while the car sits idle.

- Bellmore, NY, USA

problem #66

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 #65

Feb 292016


  • miles
The door ajar light is on at all times when the door is door is shut. The dome lights are on when driving and frequent flashing lights on the dash warn that the drivers door is ajar when it is not. This is a hazard when driving and very distracting. This started here and there on 2/29 and is constant since 3/7. the mileage of the car is around 65,000

- Bismarck, ND, USA

problem #64

Mar 012016


  • miles


Door ajar is constantly on and if it goes off in the middle of me driving the door ajar will go off with interior lights on. This problem is happening all the time

- Roselle, NJ, USA

problem #63

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 #62

Feb 142015


  • 50,000 miles
Door latch sensor won't register that the door is closed. This means the dome light stays and is unsafe for night driving.

- Covington, GA, USA

problem #61

Feb 102016


  • 34,500 miles
Driver side door ajar sensor stays on all the time even though the door is closed securely. This causes the vehicle not to be secured properly during operation and causes faulty annoying alerts to sound intermittently while driving. It also causes interior dome lights to stay on causing a dangerous obstruction to vision while driving at night. When parked with the engine off, the interior lights will stay on and drain the battery.

- Frisco, TX, USA

problem #60

Feb 012016


  • 40,000 miles


My 2013 Ford Edge door latch incorrectly reports that the door is open when it is not. This turns the interior lights on and drains the battery, also will not let you turn on the alarm or lock the doors from the inside. Constantly chimes and tell you to put in park to shut door.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #59

Jan 052016


  • 47,000 miles
When you close the driver side door the instrument panel gives a false warning saying the door is ajar and the dome light stays on. This happens when the car is stationary. After several attempts of opening and closing the door the warning disappears, but then while the car is moving the warning returns and the dome light comes back on and the doors unlock. This seems to be a pretty common problem and my car currently has 48,000 miles on it. This warning issue has been going on for about 1 month.

- Lake Forest, IL, USA

problem #58

Jan 182016


  • 49,500 miles
Driver's side door open light keeps coming on. Shift to park light keeps coming on. Lights come on while you are driving or just parked. Interior lights don't go out when they should. Inside lights go on when the car is just parked for no reason. Sometimes will stay on for up to a half an hour.

- Willington, CT, USA

problem #57

Nov 012015


  • 73,125 miles
My door sensor on the driver side passenger door light stays on when the door is completely shut. So the dome light stays on. Also when you are driviing the doors don't lock. I just purchased this vehicle this past October. It was good for about 2 weeks then the door sensor started going on and off. Now it is staying on all the time.

- Bronson, MI, USA

problem #56

Jan 272016


  • 36,000 miles
Door ajar indication does not go out when door is closed. The interior light will not go out and the doors will not lock.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #55

Jan 012016


  • 45,000 miles
The door ajar warning light comes on after the door is closed on the driver's side- the interior lights stay on- car is stationary, but lights stay on if you drive

- Manasquan, NJ, USA

problem #54

Jan 232016


  • 48,000 miles
The driver door sensor (when the door is shut tightly and secured) keeps turning interior lights on while driving in the dark! this is a safety issue. Guess what else happens" my doors will not lock because of this sensor. That is another safety issue on the opposite side of the safety spectrum. If this occurs both driving and while car is not in motion, how does Ford value the safety of their customers" hopefully by taking that this should be recalled and make their customers happy. This is disappointing, as well as frustrating because it is happening every single day.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #53

Dec 212015


  • miles
Sensor on the rear driver's side door is defective, causing the doors not to lock, and the interior lights not to go off when it is locked. This ultimately drained the battery and left my wife stranded.

- Manchester, MD, USA

problem #52

Dec 162015


  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Edge. The contact stated that an unknown front door latching mechanism failed to properly register that the vehicle door was closed. As a result, an internal warning message informing the contact to put the vehicle in park and close the door displayed. In addition, the contact stated that the warning message chimed until the vehicle was placed into the park position. The contact further stated that when the vehicle was stopped and turned off, the interior light failed to function properly and shut off causing the battery to be drained. The vehicle was taken to be diagnosed where the contact was informed that the door lock mechanism needed to be replaced. It was unknown if the vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 55,000.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #51

Dec 122015


  • 42,000 miles
Door ajar light stays on, we have to open and close it several times to get the lights to go out when the car is turned off, when the car is on it causes the warning chime to constantly sound.

- Cecilia, KY, USA

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