9th Feb 2010, 12:32
I have been reading all these comments and feeling like you have describing my 'new' van.
Just recently got a '97 Windstar GL as a replacement for my '99 Voyager that was totaled in an accident 2 months ago. I have been having a problem with the speedo jumping and with the door sensor light staying on, however my dome light doesn't work and never comes on, even when the doors are opened. I am finding much of these comments extremely helpful.
Having never owned a Ford before and growing up in an anti-Ford family, I didn't know what to expect. The van runs really smoothly, it does have rather high mileage, but I am not sure of the exact numbers.
Other than the speedo issue and the door sensor, I have been happy with the vehicle. It more or less runs as I would expect a 13 year old mini van to run. I am not sure if the dome light has been disconnected or if the light has burned out... any insights on that or how to check, I am not very attuned to how check these things for myself, as I have never had to before...
29th May 2010, 23:47
I'm having the door sensor and light problems as well. I'm real. My name is Chris and my phone number _407_ 341*5520. I don't even have 130K miles. Ford, please do a recall.
14th Sep 2010, 21:33
I bought my wife a '96 Ford Windstar GL for Christmas in 1997. Honestly, aside from normal things along the way, she has been a good van... until recently. My daughter has now nicknamed the van "Christine" because the dreaded "door ajar" chime, interior light and door lock problem has risen its ugly head.
The WD-40 trick worked... for about a week. Then I read somewhere a couple of weeks ago to try a couple of rounds of electrical tape on the metal piece that the door latch actually hits when closed. This worked... for about 2 weeks.
Now, the interior dome light won't go off. (Before it just flashed on and off.) Tonight, I had to pull the fuse to keep from running the battery down, only to find that now my electric windows and door locks are connected to the same fuse.
I am at my wits end. I don't have the money to let a mechanic try to figure this out and I don't have the time and equipment to try to do it myself. I'm accepting any and all suggestions. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for listening.