pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
202,192 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. all new guts for the doors (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
1997 Ford Explorer accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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1997 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 032010

Explorer 4.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 256,384 miles


Inside drivers door handle keeps breaking. The first few times it happened it just needed a screw replaced, but this time the handle will pull but not open the door.Took the door panel off but can not see or get to anything. Have to roll down window, hit the unlock button and reach outside to get door open then roll the window back up before I can shut the engine off, real pain in the butt. Pretty soon the window will freeze shut and then I will have to crawl across to the passanger side to get out.

- , Sheridan, WY, US

problem #1

Feb 072006

Explorer XLT V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 148,000 miles

The Driver Door is made horribly. The Plastic door handle on the inside breaks internally and externally easily. the outside doorhandles springs broke so it is lose as hell. if the door is locked and someone tries to open the door from the outside then you unlock the door you still cant open it from the outside making you have to go inside and open it. none of the exterior keyholes work so if i lose my key less entry key chain or the batteries die i have no way to get into my car.

- , E Brunswick, NEW JERSE7, USA

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