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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
209,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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1997 Ford Explorer accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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1997 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 152013

Explorer XLT 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 209,000 miles


If I lift the Driver Side Door Handle before unlocking, either with the Keyless or the Key, Unlock the Door and the Handle is Free Wheeling. Has to be Opened from the Inside Only. After opening with the Inside Handle, I get out, and the Handle Works to get Back Open. The Passenger Door Stopped Working altogether. I took the Panel Off, and can work with the Lock Mechanism, and get it Open. Real Pain. Just Try to take the Mechanism out by Yourself. It has 4 different shaped hooks that cannot be taken off with some Special Knowledge. Im going to get the Locks Repaired and get Me a Mitsubishi. F ix O r R epair D aily, is not a Euphemism, it's a Fact.

- , Wood Village, OR, USA

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