Ford Edge owners have reported 39 problems related to battery dead (under the electrical system category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Ford Edge based on all problems reported for the Edge.
Upon returning from an 8 day absence, I went to start the car and it was totally dead. Tried to jump it and while internal accessory lights came on it would not start. Called Ford and they sent a tow truck, who jumped it with a hand held lithium battery and it started. Had the tow truck follow me to the dealer, where with the drivers door open, the entire car went dead again. The dealer was going to replace the battery but it would not fail according to the new Ford battery failure criteria and I suggested simply placing it back in the car and I would continue to drive it locally. The car seems to have an electrical issue, as I have noticed when I get into the car, I readjust myself by placing my left arm on the arm rest, door and my right hand on the center console and center myself to the steering wheel. In that process I hear the door locks go off, from pushing down on the arm rest, door. My turn signal also loses the clicking sound from time to time and now I notice the turn signals light up when I place my hand in the door handle to unlock the drivers door. I enjoy driving the car and will continue to work with my dealer to see what can be done. My concern is being out of town or leaving it at the air port and having to dealing with a dead car. It acted as if the entire battery had been discharged, simply sitting in the garage.
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Door ajar warning comes on with doors fully shut. Can happen while stationary or moving. Door locks do not actuate when this happens. Has run battery dead 3 times. Vehicle has 49,000 miles and is kept in garage.
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Battery drain from something. Car battery will go dead for no reason. I've had to have car jump started 5 times in 3 weeks. No getting battery saver mode is off. Battery will test good with proper voltage. Then it will test at 9 volts. Jump it and it will be fine and charge. Then it will go dead again. Something is draining the battery and Ford has no clue but to say let's put a new battery in. And then the new battery will go dead.
Drivers door latch. Door is closed and door ajar alarm stays on causing battery drain if you don't get it to go off. Battery has went dead 5 times because interior lights won't go if door ajar alarm is on. This also causes door locks not to work. Fords fix is to service the latch with cleaning that lasts only a couple months at $250. 00. To replace latch can be in excess of $500. 00 for a $50. 00 part. A battery can only take going dead so many times. Battery's can cost well over $100. 00 dollars to replace.
Vehicle was in motion when all systems, including power steering stopped during a left turn. Upon inspection, battery was dead. Prior to this, the "door ajar" warning indicator was light, despite the door being latched. Certified Ford service center said that the door was indeed latched, so there was no safety issue there. However, didn't inform that it would drain battery. Occasionally, the vehicle parking headlights would come on, along with dome light when not in operation.
For months, this has been happening on a daily basis. Passenger side door ajar, randomly unlocking doors/interior & exterior lights flash/ alarm goes off and dash/touch screen goes on/off. Safety issue because interior lights can randomly come on at night. . . Car has to be left unlocked or doors randomly unlock themselves. . And battery dies because lights and alarms go on and off all the time. . . All caused by this issue. Afraid this may cause other issues, possible fire hazard if there is a major electrical issue. Ford will not issue a recall because they say they haven't had enough complaints. They gave me a case # after the fifth month of calling them, only to deny it after I went to the dealership. Frustrated!.
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The door ajar light is coming on even when the door is closed. This is preventing the dome lights from turning off in order to drive and also draining the battery. Is is a safety issue at night and when I park my car and the battery dies.
Control panel states doors ajar and lights won't turn off or doors won't lock. Dome light stays on and creates dangerous conditions at night when trying to back out or while driving. Lights will also come back on when stopped at stop light and won't go back off until a certain rate of speed has been met due to the system thinking the door is ajar when it's not. Doors will also not lock when car is off and dome light stays on draining battery till the battery is dead sitting in parked position. It is also climate sensitive and is worse on cold or humid days. Both the driver and the drivers passenger door is affected and creates extremely dangers driving conditions. This has been going on for at least 6 months and continues to get worse.
Car is stationary. Door ajar sensor is showing the interior light remains on which make it dangerous to back up at night. This also causes the battery to die. Door ajar chime constantly going off every three to five minutes.
Door adjar light stays illuminated even when door is shut. Dome lights stay on causing battery to die. Vehicle chimes while driving causing mild distraction.
2012 Ford Edge, "drivers door ajar" message on constantly. Doors cannot be locked when vehicle started!! interior lights remain lit and battery drains! message says to "put car in park and close drivers door". Door closes without issue but drivers door ajar message does not go away. Suspect switch is bad in door. This can be a very dangerous situation if doors cannot be locked after starting vehicle!! could lead to carjacking theft or my wife and children being stranded if battery dies. This needs to be addressed immediately!!.
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Door ajar warning light does not go off when all doors are closed. . . The interior dome lights remain on and does not turn off until vehicle is in drive and has moved more than about 250 feet. It is extremely dangerous at night time especially when a lit dome light makes it very difficult to see out of the vehicle. This weekend the battery died as a direct cause of this issue! Ford just issued a recall for 1. 5 million defective vehicles and this year needs to be added ASAP. I refuse to pay for something out of pocket that the manufacture should be held responsible for. . . Please help!.
"rear left door ajar". Interior dome lights stay on for a significantly varying amount of time when driving and when it's dark at night this is very distracting and dangerous. The interior dome lights stay on for a significantly varying amount of time after the car is turned off and key is removed. This is draining the battery and going to lead to premature battery failure. Sometimes the car doors won't lock while driving. Sometimes car doors won't lock after exiting car in non-secure areas such as parking lots, etc.
Door ajar light on leaving dome lights on causing battery to die and everytime stop at red light-chimes.
Car dorr ajar message ad dome light on at all times, low electrical power, caused the battery to go bad, latch on door problem, car would not lock, car stationary and you could not lock the door to start car.
Drive's side door ajar warning light constantly display. Interior lights will not dim because car thinks door is open when latch is secure. And door is properly closed. Very dangerous to drive at night because the interior lights do not shit off. I fear it could drain the battery dead when car left in park and off. Numerous simile complaints.
The contact owns a 2011 Ford Edge. While driving at an unknown speed, the door ajar warning indicator illuminated and the parking and cabin lights remained illuminated indefinitely. As a result, the battery died. The contact took the vehicle to a dealer where the failure was remedied, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 59,000.
2013 Ford Edge , the door latch switch, not working properly, causing the door ajar light to stay on and also the inside lights, the door ajar alarm sounds , signaling that a door is open when they are clearly all closed, on one instance the battery was dead requiring me to get a jump start. Ford needs to recall, and fix this problem. This is an ongoing problem no matter if you are parked or driving down interstate 95.
Drive's side door ajar warning light constantly displays. Interior lights will not dim because car thinks door is open when latch is secure. In addition, doors cannot be locked. As a woman who travels a lot and gets in her car, alone, often late at night, I do truly believe this to be a terribly safety issue!!! dome lights often remain on even when car is off a no one is in it. I fear it could drain the battery dead when car left in park and off. In addition, I often have difficulties with the car's sync system and the car almost always has exhaust/fuel fumes when traveling above 60 mph. I don't know if all of these issues are related, but with a vehicle so dependant on electrical systems for operation I worry about a life-threatening issue!!!.
The passenger door ajar light stays on along with dome light when door is closed. Caused my battery to die.
I have a front passenger side door ajar light that is on. It came on just after the warranty expired. As time went on, it caused my battery to go dead leaving my wife and daughter stranded. After replacing the battery I did some online research and found that this is unfortunately a very common problem that Ford is unwilling to address. I also determined that I needed to remove the dome light fuse to disable the interior dome lights from staying on and causing another battery failure. Checking with the Ford dealership, I found to repair the would cost me $385. 00, and that the problem has no recall. This condition in my opinion is dangerous, not only does it cause the battery to eventually fail, but if you remove the dome light fuse, it causes the door locks not automatically lock, so you have to manually lock each door and the hatch, because when the key is in the ignition, the door locks won't lock. Also, you have no interior lightning at night when you open the doors, plus you lose the lighting ability on the steering wheel components. This is a definite safety issue that Ford needs to step up and address. Everyone that I have spoken with that has an Edge, has had one of these sensors problems on at least one or multiple doors. I have been told that Ford is more than aware of the problem, but doesn't consider it recall worthy. I really thought more of Ford motor company than this, but I guess I was wrong.
Takata recall. The driver door ajar light stays on at all times. Will not go off no matter how many times you shut the door, the dome light stays on, runds the battery dead. I have tried every thing including wd 40. I believe it is the sensor but I am not a mechanic so. . . . I have googled this issue and it seems that everyone that owns a Ford Edge has this issue. I can not believe there is not a recall on this issue. My driver door has at times not latched completely. I believe this is a safety issue as I am driving on the freeway and have small children. Ford needs to get their act together and recall this issue for every one that owns a Ford Edge. I have bought Fords for years. This will be my last. This issue is everytime you enter the vehicle. Stationary, driving, freeway, highway, turning. This has been going on for months now. Has been a continuing problem for several months.
Driver's door latch is not registering as closed. Lights stay on, I cannot lock my doors. My battery dies if it is not "shut". A lot of money loss in batteries and time lost in standing in sometimes snow or rain for minutes trying to get it to register. Also, I have children and would prefer my child is unable to open their door while in motion. Purchased the car used in November 2015 and it started malfunctioning after a month. I find it shocking that there is not a recall on this. It is an obvious safety issue and very well known with dealerships and repair shops, but the fixing price is around $500.
Door ajar warning comes on, even when door is shut. This prevents the doors from locking and they can only be locked manually, the dome lights will never go off and eventually the battery dies, and the ac will only blow cold on 1 setting. It will not blow heat. The keypad will not let the vehicle lock when the warning is on. This happens when the car is moving or stationary, and intermittently. Sometimes it doesn't happen, sometimes I have to shut the door 20 times to get it to lock properly with the lights off.
For the second time in less than two years my car is indicating that the driver's side door is open when it is closed. It notifies me constantly using lights and dinging which is very distracting while driving. Every time you turn on the car or step on the accelerator from a stop or slow speed it starts dinging. When backing up it is dinging making it hard to distinguish whether there is an object in the path. It also keeps the dome light from going off which caused the battery to fail which cost $162 to replace. Additionally, the first time I paid $120 to have it fixed at the dealer. 'when the problem recurred I searched the internet and found that it is a very common problem which should be recalled by Ford. A small inexpensive plastic piece which an experienced mechanic should be able to replace in 15 minutes. "when did this happen" and "how fast were you going" does not fit into a single date or speed; this has been ongoing for a couple of years and occurs at all speeds.
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|Power Door Locks Not Working problems||
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|Car Will Not Start problems||
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