fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
119,504 miles
Total Complaints:
7 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (5 reports)
  2. pour transmission fluid into door locks (1 reports)
  3. WD40 door latches (1 reports)
1998 Ford Expedition accessories - interior problems

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1998 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #7

Apr 082011

Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,320 miles


dome light and running board lights stay on, and door ajar indicator light is on. first take some tranny fluid and pour it into the door locks inside the doors and then push the locks up and open them again to make sure the fluid gets into the doors good. then open and close the doors about 5 to 6 times. then just wipe up the fluid that will run out the bottom of the door and you're done. I had this problem and the lights would not go out I then searched the problem on the net and found this site. I seen everyone else said to use wd-40 and I did not have any so I had some extra tranny fluid so said hell with it I will give it a try well guess what it worked, and worked so damn good that the lights nor the door ajar has come back on since. so if you have this annoying problem then just give some tranny fluid a try and you will be surprised to see it works and you wont have to take it to the shop, all you have to do is spend about $3. LOL hope this helps.

- , Washington, PA, USA

problem #6

Mar 162011


  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,206 miles

Can anyone tell me how to reset the door ajar sensor, I hear that is how to fix the bloody problem but no one know how to do it.

- , Cannington, Ontario, Canada

problem #5

Jan 012003

Expedition XLT V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 186,000 miles

OK, Everybody, I thought I would eventually pull my hair out. Believe it or not, the WD40 does work. My interior lights has been on and that dinging sound has been going off for the past 2 hours. It was driving me nuts, so I got on the computer and started researching and found this site. Well someone up here said that the WD40 does not work. I just tried it and the lights went off and the dinging sound stopped. BUT! when I used the WD40 only on the passenger side latch and shut the door, nothing happened, I opened it back up and push the latch in a downward position, as far as it can go and shut my door again and HELL YEAH, it stopped. Dont know how long it will last but atleast this works for now to stop killing my damn batteries so quick. Good Luck everybody. I hope it works for you guys as well!

- , Stockbidge, GA, USA

problem #4

Jan 032008

Expedition 5.4lV8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 124,000 miles


can anyone tell me wht=at to do to fix this problem?

- , Harvey, IL, USA

problem #3

Oct 162007

(reported on)

Expedition XLT 4.6L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

I purchased the 1998 Expedition XLT package from a dealer in Maryland (program vehicle) used in 1999 with 12,000 miles under warranty to 36,000 miles. I reached that mileage in about 15 months of driving. The vehicle always had the same electrical issue of the interior light and ignition chime sounding when the door was closed and the auto lock activated in drive. The dealer took one crack at it under warranty and stated there was no issue. It still does the same thing today, mostly during cold weather and the vehicle has almost 200,000 miles on it. I have other issues with the engine, auto tranny and suspension that I will post seperate.

- , Beacon Falls, CT, USA

problem #2

Mar 012007

(reported on)

Expedition 4.6 V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles

Driver's side door is DOOR AJAR all the time. Interior lights on all the time. Plus, now my trailer lights aren't working, radio will turn itself volume down, dash lights flickering while going down the highway.. What gives..?? (Not to mention every window needed to be re-siliconed to the track mounts), and had to replace the Transfer case auto shifter motor (controls the on-the-fly 4x4 shifting).. UGH... Anyone else..

- , Saint Paul, MN, USA

problem #1

Jan 032006

(reported on)

Expedition Eddie Bauer

  • 98,000 miles

lights wont go off when driving until the doors have locked a unlocked several times, when you get out you have to play with the ignition to get them off or they will stay on and drain the battery!

- , Cedar Lake, IN, USA

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