pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,500 miles

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1997 Ford Expedition accessories - interior problems

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1997 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #8

Jun 082010


  • miles


Car was dead when I woke up. Jumped it, speedometer didn't work afterward. Lights in right hand corner blink on and off I was told by the Ford dealer it is a GEM module is getting water in it but I do not have a leak in my windshield. I researched online and several people have had this same problem. It becomes dangerous because the car won't move sometimes in the middle of driving on the freeway. I seems to happen when it rains (which is everyday in seattle) I have almost been hit 3 times because of this problem and I just bought the car.

- Everett, WA, USA

problem #7

Dec 052003

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles
Interior and running board lights come on and stay on, from 10 minutes to over 1 hour. Varies. Intermittent problem. Seems to happen more in wet weather. A real hazard as driving at night with interior lights on is dangerous. They might time out after a few minutes or it may take an hour or more, you never know. Ford should take care of this regardless of warranty as it is very obviously a defect on their part. This has happened the entire life of this vehicle and continues to occur.

- Maple Lake, MN, USA

problem #6

Mar 182003


  • miles
While driving the vehicle at 30 mph the dome light illuminated and stayed on. The dealer has been notified.

- Lawton, OK, USA

problem #5

Nov 122001

Expedition 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Door ajar and overhead lights come on and stay on approximately 10 minutes after vehicle has started without any doors being opened. The light is illuminated all the time and consumers daughter nearly fell out of the car when the door wasn't shut. The light was ignored because it is on all the time.

- Billings, MT, USA

problem #4

Mar 072000

Expedition 4WD

  • miles
The door ajar light and dome light comes on and stays on for 1 hour+ and the running board lights also stay on. Been back to dealer 4 times and still no solutions.

- Levittown, PA, USA

problem #3

Jan 302000


  • miles
Whenever vehicle ajar light remains on it causes the interior courtesy light to come on while driving intermittently. Vehicle power would have to be turned off to get the courtesy light to turn off. Dealer notified.

- Deweyville, UT, USA

problem #2

Dec 111999


  • miles
The door jam switch failed to work properly. The switch sensors thinks door is open when it's not. Also, dome light in front would remain on & would run the battery down. Took vehicle to dealership & mechanic indicated the problem was repairable, but not under warranty.

- Bowling Green, KY, USA

problem #1

Jan 132000

(reported on)


  • miles
The "door ajar" signal keeps coming up on my display panel - when this happens, the interior lights come on and won't go off for 30-45 seconds. At night this is a serious hazard because neither I or my teenage children who drive it can see safely. I'm having the part replaced tomorrow but would like to be reimbursed. The service man at my local Ford dealer told me they are seeing this problem a lot. It seems to me that an investigation needs to be made. Thank you.

- Zachary, LA, USA

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