My driver side power seat adjustments aren't working

Asked by Jun 29, 2014 at 09:24 PM about the 2011 Ford Edge SEL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have electric power seats, and mt passenger side seat works fine, but the driver's side seat acts like the power cord has been unplugged.  No matter what I push, no sounds happen and nothing moves.  I did recently have the car detailed, so is there a place to "plug in" the power?

13 Answers


Yes under seat you will see wiring harness,check plug,as you say.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

I appreciate the help! Just one more thing - there are a bunch of wires under there. Which one controls power TO the unit?


There should be a plastic plug in harness,check it for loosness.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Passenger side work,s there is fire,it run,s both of them.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

It's not the plug, it's the seat track, and extremely expensive to fix. Ford will not recognize the problem and help pay for the damage. We can't move the seat forward and now the seat is leaning backwards, so if someone hit you, you could break your neck! Costing almost 2,000, and the car has 41,000 miles. Thanks ford, I will never buy another one!

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Try fuses. Number 7 in panel. It operates mirrors and driver seat


My 2011 Ford Edge SEL has a similar situation, without the bent track. The seat back was stuck all the way laying back and won't come up. Check the harness into the seat back motor and checked the main harness under the seat. All is fine. Checked fuse #23 in the main fuse box (drive seat control) and not blown. I have read a lot on the forums about this, but can't seem to narrow it down to the edge. Any thoughts anyone?

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

I'm having the same problem with my 2014 edge. did u ever solve the problem?


It was the switch on the seat. 275 bucks on Make sure it's the 10 way switch.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


My issue was the #23 30A Fuse in fuse box under the hood. The #7 Fuse inside car near drivers foot panel was fine. As soon as I replaced the #23 30A Low Profile JCase Fuse it worked again. Goodluck.

My problem on 1998 Ford Explorer is a plastic tube of special shape that allows the seat belt clasp to ride with the seat. The plastic is bent just enough to trap the seat belt clasp at the rear end of its travel. When the seat tries to move forward, it jams on this plastic guide. Havent done it yet, but obvious easy replacement is to remove the driver seat belt bolt (huge torx) and then, I assume, remove and slide on a new plastic guide. I hope to do this in future. Meanwhile just don't move the seat to the full rear position. In the center of the photo is the slight crease in the track that catches on the metal car, left when it tries to move forward beyond the crease (it is now well forward, ie. left of the crease).

My 2012 Edge seat would not go back up. Would continue to go back, but not up. I moved the seat all the way forward and up, to get access from the rear of the seat. I located the connector that controls the seat back (gray connector with a black wire and a blue wire) I unplugged it and pushed the wires forward, to make sure they were seated securely in the connector and plugged it back in. This solved the issue; at least for now.

Your Answer


Looking for a Used Edge in your area?

CarGurus has 50,410 nationwide Edge listings starting at $2,499.


Ford Edge Experts

  • #1
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
  • #3
    Michael Kane
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Escape
1,010 Great Deals out of 88,200 listings starting at $1,088
Used Ford Explorer
837 Great Deals out of 63,587 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Equinox
972 Great Deals out of 68,720 listings starting at $2,200
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
885 Great Deals out of 70,427 listings starting at $950
Used Nissan Murano
336 Great Deals out of 24,012 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda CR-V
799 Great Deals out of 53,945 listings starting at $1,750
Used Lincoln MKX
182 Great Deals out of 11,506 listings starting at $4,972
Used Ford F-150
2,289 Great Deals out of 183,740 listings starting at $699
Used Ford Fusion
1,011 Great Deals out of 70,779 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Highlander
413 Great Deals out of 27,534 listings starting at $1,999
Used Toyota RAV4
779 Great Deals out of 49,617 listings starting at $1,500
Used Kia Sorento
438 Great Deals out of 28,601 listings starting at $1,999
Used GMC Terrain
545 Great Deals out of 25,633 listings starting at $5,899
Used GMC Acadia
809 Great Deals out of 47,974 listings starting at $2,995
Used Chevrolet Traverse
658 Great Deals out of 34,234 listings starting at $2,700

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford Edge SEL For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 5,536 listings starting at $21,005
2016 Ford Edge SEL For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 146 listings starting at $19,995
2015 Ford Edge SEL For Sale
18 Great Deals out of 488 listings starting at $14,983
2014 Ford Edge SEL For Sale
43 Great Deals out of 1,244 listings starting at $10,499
2013 Ford Edge SEL For Sale
48 Great Deals out of 1,171 listings starting at $8,750

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.