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#204 of 269 Strange sound in brand new FORD EXPLORER 2010
May 17, 2011 (8:19 am)
I bought the car totally new at a certified local agency (Yude de Canahuati – Honduras, CA). I bought it especially for long family trips (I have 4 children). The car, which I have used for a few months, presents a strange sound, I had to take a video risking our lives to prove it (video shot at 62.14 mph, you can see it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wz6aeWdr-Y).
The sound actually occurs after two-hour trip at least and never in the city. After three or four hours of travel the sound is almost permanently at any speed and even louder. At this time the dealer have had the car for two weeks without reporting clearly what happens. I´m worried about having the car back and wait for another family trip to discover that the sound is still there and even worse without knowing what the cause is.
Do you know what is causing this noise?
#206 of 269 Door Ajar light and Interior Lights.
May 28, 2011 (7:58 pm)
Recently my 04 Ford Explorer started acting up. My door ajar lights up and my interior lights come on. I checked all the doors and they are all shut,the dome light switch is on the position to have to have the lights come on when a door is open. The lights will go off if I turn the dome light switch off but the door ajar keeps lit up. Also if I turn the truck on they won't turn off. If I disconnect the battery for a sec and reconnect the battery the lights work fine and the door ajar light turns off but it acts up afterwards. Any ideas on what might be causing this problem?
#207 of 269 Re: 2004 Ford Explorer electrical problem [dberkebile]
May 31, 2011 (10:22 am)
Sir, what was the end result for your 2002 explorer. My son's has a close issue, it just shut off going up a hill. I have good fuel, spark and air but it will not run and when you touch tyhe power windows button it seems to short the dash out.
#208 of 269 '03 Explorer electrical issues
May 31, 2011 (1:46 pm)
In my 2003 Explorer Sport, the overhead readout of direction and temp slowly stopped working and now is completely dead. Any ideas?
#209 of 269 05 Explorer Electrical problems
Jun 19, 2011 (8:08 pm)
In my explorer my windows , fuel gauges, service light, darage controls all not working. I checked all fuses and still cannot get them to work. Any suggestions
#210 of 269 Re: power windows [makko1]
Jul 03, 2011 (8:20 am)
my power windows , door locks, turned signals, air conditioner is stuck on high and it will only work on defrost setting. all this happen at the same time. someone told me that it's a sensor behind the radio
#211 of 269 Re: Strange sound in brand new FORD EXPLORER 2010 [owner_2]
Jul 05, 2011 (9:15 am)
my wife drives the explorer with exactly the same problem. we had it in the shop for 4 days but they couldnt recreate the noise. i think its got to do with air flow through the cowell. i blocked it with a towell and alot of the noise went away. i was wondering if you had any sucess with getting rid of the problem?
#212 of 269 windshield wipers die
Jul 14, 2011 (4:32 pm)
I have a 98 Ford Explorer which has a battery drain and the windshield wipers keep dying. I've taken it in and checked the battery and the alternator and both are good, but the battery keeps dying and the windshield wipers stop working after a couple weeks. After getting a new battery everything starts to work again. The mechanic keeps trying to tell me there's a whole list of problems that cause this, but I want to avoid having to spend an arm and a leg just to get to the root of the problem here...please help...
#213 of 269 Re: Door Ajar light and Interior Lights. [luckycali]
Aug 09, 2011 (6:48 am)
I've had the same problem on my '03 Explorer and found a very simple fix. The sensor within the door latch doesn't recognize that the door is shut. Take some WD-40, spray into each door latch, including the lift gate, and hopefully the problem will be resolved. I do this about every other month.
I found this fix on another forum and verified with my son who is a certified Ford technician. Just wish I had found out about it before I had to replace a dead battery.