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 1 of 7)

problem #130

Jan 102017


  • 6 miles


When driver side door is shut, the inside lights stay on and the door ajar warning light stays on. Door does not lock and door chime continues making it unknown if door is truly shut and secured when driving down the road. While driving the door ajar light has come on, cabin light turns on causing dangerous situation at night.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #129

Dec 162016


  • 65,000 miles
Door sensor reflects door open 3rd or 4th time this has happened. Doors will not lock and dome light remains on.

- Colleyville, TX, USA

problem #128

Dec 192016


  • 54,400 miles
Driver door ajar light remains on when all doors are closed and locked. Dome and exterior side mirror lights stay lite due to this. Car is in park and if you shift into drive when the door ajar light is on then the car tells you to shift into park and the interior light stay on. This started the week on Dec 19, 2016 and has been happening continuously through out the week and weekend. Car has been taken to Ford today 12/28/2016 and of course they're arguing its not a service bulletin which means I will probably end up paying the deductible on my extended warranty to get it fixed when this is clearly a Ford issue.

- Mullens, WV, USA

problem #127

Mar 012016


  • 38,000 miles


When the door is shut, vehicle continues to state the door is ajar. This causes the interior lights to stay on. When the lights are on, it is not possible to see out of your rear view mirror. Because of this, when you back up, you cannot see anything behind you.

- Tipp City, OH, USA

problem #126

Dec 072016


  • 43,000 miles
My interior lighting stays on when I am in reverse because the drivers door ajar is always on, I almost hit my neighbor and cliped his dog because it is impossible to see out the back window when backing while the interior lights are on. This is a huge safety problem. I have filed on this before but now it has become a real problem. What if I had hit my neighbor? safety issue.

- Royal Oak, MI, USA

problem #125

Dec 072016


  • 40,000 miles
My driver door sensor constantly tells me that my driver door is ajar even when the door is completely shut, causing the doors not to lock, interior lights to stay on, a consistent beeping noise alerting me, and draining my battery several times. This is unsafe.

- Lindstrom, MN, USA

problem #124

Nov 232016


  • miles


2013 Ford Edge recently starting showing "door ajar" indicators on my message center. Additionally, this message causes a "shift to park" message on the message center as well. What started out as a random message is now a daily message and I have to open and close doors repeatedly in an attempt to get rid of the message. Night driving is no longer an option as I am blinded by interior lights when I can't get the sensor to engage and recognize that the doors are closed. During the day I run the risk of having a drained battery if I can't see whether or not the light has gone out when I exit the vehicle. When the sensor doesn't function correctly my keyless entry is useless as well. I feel this is certainly a safety issue, Ford even lists the door ajar warning switch assembly and lock lever assembly under "safety" in my certified pre-owned coverage guide. I am paying the $100 deductible to have the switch reset as the dealer doesn't want to replace something the doesn't have to. Ford should just bite the bullet and issue the recall for this, they listed it under the safety category to stay it's not a safety issue is wrong. If the switch issue was the flip and the light warning didn't illuminate when in fact the door was open that wouldn't be a safety issue? I think not. I have always had Ford, this used cpo Edge is closest auto I had to new in my life, I have never had any problems with my other used old Ford, I'm disappointed how Ford management is handling this. Ford issue the recall and lets get this done.

- Mastic Beach, NY, USA

problem #123

May 012016


  • 45,000 miles
I am very concerned about my door ajar problem that I am having with my vehicle. I have children and if the door ajar is on the doors do not lock. It also makes the dome lights stay on. Another problem is that when I stop my vehicle it constantly is making dinging noises and telling me to put the car in park and shut my door. I am still very concerned about all these issues, especially for my children. I have not seen any recalls out for this issue and I have seen many issues on the internet about this going on in several Ford vehicles.

- Hershey, NE, USA

problem #122

Nov 152016


  • 70,000 miles
The driver side door latch has failed resulting in inability to lock the doors while the vehicle is in motion. Additionally, as the door is not being sensed as being closed, the interior lights remain on along with the door ajar light. This drains the battery. The inability of the doors to not stay locked as a result of this latch failure is a safety issue.

- Maybee, MI, USA

problem #121

Oct 032016


  • 58,000 miles
The dash says that the door is ajar when it is closed. I have seen where there have been numerous complaints about the sensor or latch going bad. I am having similar problems.

- Kenna, WV, USA

problem #120

Oct 012016


  • 20,000 miles


Driver side door indicator will sometimes give false reading that door is ajar. Dome light will stay on and not able to lock doors.

- Anchorage, AK, USA

problem #119

Nov 082016


  • 38,000 miles
My door ajar light started coming last week and won't go off. I an positive the all doors are closed. It is very disruptive while driving, when the vehicle slows at signal lights, in intersections or in traffic the alarm comes on. Also, I was in a completely dark parking lot with people and cars moving around and the interior lights wouldn't go off. I could not see outside because of the interior lights. The door locks will not function in this state either. Someone could have easily gotten into the vehicle with me. Help!

- Pearland, TX, USA

problem #118

Nov 052016


  • miles
Door agar light comes on when doors is locked.

- Vero Beach, FL, USA

problem #117

Oct 292016


  • 56,000 miles
Ford Edge 2013 problem with sensor or other causing driver door alarm to activate after door is shut. Dome lights stay on; door is completely shut but message states that "driver door is ajar". message and alarm sometimes comes on when driving. Sometimes takes several tries repeatedly shutting door to get alarm and lights to turn off. This should be a recall. Problem has occurred several times in the past week.

- Lake City, TN, USA

problem #116

Oct 312016


  • 75,000 miles
Door ajar warning comes on and will not go off. Interior lights remain on and none of the vehicle locks will latch because vehicle believes a door is ajar, when in fact it is not. The issue began about 2 weeks ago (October 10, 2016). I was able to open and shut door to turn the senor off the first few times the door ajar light came on and that solved the problem...temporarily. At this point the door ajar light remains on, interior lights remain on when vehicle is parked and turned off, battery is drained due to lights staying on unless I disconnect the battery and doors never lock - not when vehicle is in motion, not when it is parked.

- Thurmont, MD, USA

problem #115

Oct 282016

Edge 6-cyl

  • miles
When the driver's door is closed securely the door ajar light and warning sound activate almost daily, more often on cooler mormings. After numerous attempts to close the door securely the problem persists and has been happening for several months. The door ajar warning also happens when the vehicle is in motion on city streets, highways and at all speeds without warning or as a result of unusual driving conditions. In addition, when the vehicle is in motion, all of the doors unlock when the door ajar warning activates and the interior dome light is enabled making the vehicle, in my opion, unsafe to drive and occupy. This problem is dangerous, especially at night and at highway speeds. Had I known of this problem existed before I purchased the vehicle I would not have purchased any vehicle made by Ford.I am now aware the problem is well documented and widely known on social media and through comments I have read on various consumer websites. I do not recall the first time this problem occured, but the last time was today while taking my daughter to school. I am requesting a recall for the entire door assembly that controls the door ajar warning system.

- Baytown, TX, USA

problem #114

Oct 152016


  • 50,000 miles
"door ajar" light remains on even when door closed. This results in locks not working, interior lights no turning off etc. This is the 2nd time this has happened. ! year ago, Ford 'cleaned' the sensor and that worked, - for a year!

- Placervlle, CA, USA

problem #113

Jun 202016


  • 31,000 miles
My car, Ford Edge 2013 has a problem with the driver door sensor which shows that the door is not closed causing the alarm bell to stay on, the interior lights won't turn off, had to have a jump start. Took to Ford dealer and was charged for repair. Quite expensive for me to pay for what Ford should be paying for. I understand that are quite a large number of owners with the same problem. Also smell exhaust fumes when shutting shutting off the engine as I get out of the car. Coming from engine compartment. Understand this is also a problem for other owners. These factors together should be reason for the NHTSA to get involved and force a recall to review our groups problems. I paid $229 to clean contacts. New parts much more expensive. Help us with this.

- Perry Hall, MD, USA

problem #112

Oct 052016

Edge 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
Suddenly the vehicle no longer registered one of the doors as being closed. It always had the door ajar warning on the screen and the dome lights stayed on and doors wouldn't lock while driving as if a door was open. This made it difficult to drive at night because all the lights would be on in the car. Also, my 4 year old was able to reach and open the door while the car was in motion so I had to take the car into the dealership to have it fixed immediately before one of my children was hurt. The car only has approximately 40,000 miles on it and is well cared for but out of warranty so the repair cost us 474$ and I was out of a vehicle for two days.

- Simi Valley, CA, USA

problem #111

Jan 012016


  • miles
Driver's side door ajar light stays on. Maybe one out of ten door closures will turn off light. As a consequence interior dome light stays on and drains battery. Problem occurs when vehicle is stationary but continues when vehicle is in motion.

- Columbus, OH, USA

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