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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
138,000 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. i srayed wd 40 on the lock inside the door, and so far it w (1 reports)
1997 Ford Expedition accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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1997 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 012012


  • Automatic transmission
  • 164,000 miles


i went on this website for complaints, and seen where many people were having the same problem, with the door ajar light staying on, so, i did spray some wd-40 on the lock on the door, and so far it works, my issue is ford motor company should have done something about this, or let it"s consumers be aware OR A RECALL,!!!!!! 6 MONTHS of driving without the fuse in, is a pain,,,, aggravating,, that same fuse work the wipers the doors, and of course the interior lights,,, so 2 batteries later, which cost 106.00 a piece, this website help me so far!!!!!!! i have always driven a ford,,, but,,,,,, that will change, thanks for nothing ford, on helping to fix this problem, your consumers did it for you,,,

- , Augusta, GA, USA

problem #2

Dec 142009

Expedition XLT 5.4L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 122,000 miles

nothing can do it about it but make sure the safty locks are on

- , Brick, NJ, USA

problem #1

May 122007

(reported on)

Expedition LX 8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 128,000 miles

when i turn on my car it said door ajar and all the doors are close. Even when i get out of my car same thing some time I take the switch out because i don't want it to kill my battery. It eventually the door ajar light light turns off

- , Effort, PA, USA

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