Sorry to start a new thread about this, but as forum user PaulSchott posted Monday, the NHTSA is investigating complaints over the door ajar issue that is common on certain years of the Ford Edge. If you have ever had this issue, and have not made the time to file a complaint with the NHTSA, now is the time to do so. They need your VIN, but nothing else about it is complicated, give them as much or as little detail as you want. You may not feel that it is a safety complaint, but it is difficult to know whether the door latch system is compromised entirely or a sensor is just dirty, so this matters.
Here is the link to file your complaint: https://www-odi.nhts...hicleComplaint/
I have been dealing with this door latch sensor issue for the duration of my ownership on my Ford Edge. I don't see how it is possible that our vehicles meet NHTSA standard Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 206, Door locks and door retention components. The testing for that standard would have been done in a laboratory, and it is apparent that contaminants out in the field are making their way into the door lock assembly and compromising the sensor - it is not a stretch to consider the latch itself may be deteriorating as well. Ford should either have to replace the latch system with one that has a lower failure rate, or do sufficient testing on malfunctioning vehicles from the field that prove the latch strength is still within FMVSS standards. Although it's a minor inconvenience compared to the issue of interior lights coming on while driving at nighttime from the unpredictable sensor, I just had a battery fail from the sensor. While parked, even for hours and days on end untouched, the car will sense the door is opened and closed, and the parking/convenience lighting will come on and go back off again. I am out of warranty, not in a position where I am spending $400 for a fix that will only last months.