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Electrical issues (doors locking/unlock on their own, cameras mind of their own)

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Hi all,

 

I've had several gremlins in my 2015 Ford Edge Titanium 2.0 EcoBoost. I've had the car for 18 months, and 28k. about 6 months ago was my first major issue... the car electrically recycled while driving on the highway... it came back on and I was able to drive, but it was a VERY scary full second with my child in the car. Fast forward 2 days at the dealer... they can't find why it did that.

 

Next issue... Stupid gps map card went bad... this happens so it's fine.

 

3rd issue... the support arm/hydraulic for the tailgate breaks and the darn thing falls on me and hits me in the head.

 

Fast forward to this past weekend... 4th issue... My cameras start to act up and my MyTouch. I put the car in reverse, the camera doesn't turn on. I try to change from Sirius to Bluetooth, it won't work. 30 min later I try to use my forward camera to park, nope that doesn't work either. I turn the car off and chop it up to gremlins... again

 

Now to today's issue... 5th issue... which involves yet again my 3 yr old (which makes for Mama bear to not be happy). I get out of the car to prep the car for fuel... I leave the engine on... and before anyone yells at me... it's COLD where I live and my 3 yr old was in the car, frankly I'm GLAD I left it on too because of what happened. I close my driver door and go to the pump to swipe my credit card... I hear the DOORS LOCK... I think okay not a problem, the Keys are in my pocket (and no, nothing hit the keys). I go to open the door... no go. I unlock the car with the fob... NO GO. I punch in the CODE to get in... NO GO. I walk around the car to the back to open the tailgate.. NO GO. I kick under the car (key in my pocket)... NO GO. I walk over to my daughters carseat and notice her DVD is on the opening screen, it was in the middle of the movie when I got out.... This tells me the car recycled electrically again like what happened on the highway 6 months ago. So here I am, my child is locked in the car, I'm locked outside the car... cell phone is in the car. Waiting for my husband to come with the spare key to use a physical key to get in the car. About 45 min into waiting, the car automatically unlocks. I didn't touch the key or the door, it just unlocked again. I open the car door, and the car was as if I did a remote start. All the screens were off. And note, the car engine was running the entire 45 minutes, and it's programmed to shut off after 30 mins of idle.

 

As of this moment, I've had 2 serious issues with my 3 year old in the car. I'm not comfortable keeping this car with a kid. Thankfully my local dealer is taking the car to try to look at it tonight, but I'm very concerned. The first time a gremlin appeared my daughter and I were almost hit by a tractor trailer as the car lost power while driving on the highway, this time it locked her in the car.

 

Has anyone else had issues like these with the Edge's? I'm considering writing a letter to Ford. I'm also hoping that the dealership can find something this time, but I'm fearful I will get the same "it's a gremlin that can't be replicated, let us know when it happens again". Because I'm sick of that response.

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Sorry to hear about all this. Have heard of a VERY FEW of the Edge having electrical gremlins that haven't been resolved. Did you buy your Edge new or used? Do you know its' production date and service history? At the very least you should insist with the dealership that Ford Engineering get involved this time around.

 

With any luck it will boil down to bad grounds/bad battery.

Edited by WWWPerfA_ZN0W

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It almost sounds as if the lock button was stuck on the remote or in the vehicle. If it happens again take the battery out of the fob or take it out of range then try the keypad.

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