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Side/rear Glass Problems of Ford Expedition



Ford Expedition owners have reported 22 problems related to side/rear glass (under the visibility category).

car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 2008 Ford Expedition 1
Failure Date: 11/25/2011

The contact owns a 2008 Ford Expedition. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph, he heard a loud explosion. After inspecting the vehicle he found that the rear lift gate glass imploded into the vehicle. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 30,000.

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car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 2009 Ford Expedition 2
Failure Date: 01/09/2010

On January 9, 2010 at approximately 2:00pm, while driving down a street near our home, the third row rear passenger side window just exploded and crumbled on our 2009 Ford Expedition. Nothing impacted the window from inside or out. We have only had this new vehicle for 4 months. We can only ascertain that the glass had a defect. This happened yesterday (a Saturday) and we will be taking it to the dealer first thing tomorrow (Monday) morning, but anticipate they will not take responsibility after speaking to the service department.

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car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 2010 Ford Expedition 3
Failure Date: 12/15/2009

The contact owns a 2010 Ford Expedition. While driving 70 mph on a rainy day water was leaking in from the back rear window. The contact stated the water impaired her vision. She stated she had to pull over to the side of the road and clean the rear window. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer on several occasions, the dealer has adjusted the window and replaced the seal once. The manufacture stated they have no fix for the problem and they will not take the vehicle back. The failure mileage was 8,900 and the current mileage was 22,681.

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car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 2007 Ford Expedition 4
Failure Date: 11/17/2007

The contact owns a 2007 Ford Expedition. The rear window in the liftgate shattered after the vehicle had just been turned off. The failure damaged two rubber floormats. The current mileage was 7,611 and failure mileage was 7,530. Updated 3/4/08.

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car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 2000 Ford Expedition 5
Failure Date: 04/25/2007

Driver's side window adjacent to third seat (cargo area) of 2000 Ford Expedition shattered for no apparent reason; window was open for ventilation per design (tempered glass window pivots open about 3" via electric actuator). Speed was 65 mph under calm conditions, smooth road surface. I initially believed I had suffered a complete left/rear tire failure as there was a very loud "bang" and a large amount of debris hurled into adjacent traffic lane. Approximately 1/4 of the volume of shattered glass was hurled into the passenger compartment, primarily in the third row. Fortunately I was alone in the vehicle; anyone in third row would have, at a minimum, suffered lacerations and likely eye injury.

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car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 1997 Ford Expedition 6
Failure Date: 08/25/2006

: the contact stated while driving 5 mph in reverse, both brackets detached off the back window, causing the window to fall outward. The glass did not break, and the vehicle was not taken in for service.

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car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 2004 Ford Expedition 7
Failure Date: 09/01/2004

While pulling into a parking space the rear window inadvertently broke and shattered.

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car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 2003 Ford Expedition 8
Failure Date: 03/01/2004

I turned the corner and the whole back window shattered. I stopped right away and looked around. Most of the glass had shattered outside the Expedition. There was no rock or anything else that hit it. As a matter of fact, the corner I turned at, there was a metro police officer there because there was an accident in the middle there. My children where scared and crying but there was no glass on them. The next morning I took the 2003 Ford Expedition down to friendly Ford and they said it is not covered.

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car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 2000 Ford Expedition 9
Failure Date: 01/13/2004

Back window shattered while the vehicle was parked.

car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 2003 Ford Expedition 10
Failure Date: 05/04/2003

Rear quarter panel (drive side)glass window was blown out. No apparent vandalism was detected. 90% of glass was discovered outside of the vehicle indicating that the window "exploded" outward from inside the vehicle.


 
car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 1999 Ford Expedition 11
Failure Date: 11/15/2002

The rear window shattered without warning.

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car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 1997 Ford Expedition 12
Failure Date: 01/15/2002

The driver side window blew out.

car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 2000 Ford Expedition 13
Failure Date: 05/28/2001

Had vehicle parked when rear window exploded for no reason. Had no warning of problems.

car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 1998 Ford Expedition 14
Failure Date: 02/08/2001

Rear window "exploded" outwards without warning. It was not hit, the weather was cool. The blowout pattern sent 99% of the glass into the street a distance of 30 feet or more. Very little glass was inside the car. I have heard of other incidents of this happening in the Expedition/navigator models. Is this in fact a model specific or design problem.

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car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 1997 Ford Expedition 15
Failure Date: 01/30/2000

After traveling 10 miles and parked vehicle, within 2-3 minutes heard a loud noise and found rear windows shattered glass both in / out of vehicle, no known reason could be found for the incident. Dealer notified.

car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 1997 Ford Expedition 16
Failure Date: 01/18/2000

Tint windows reflect all lights coming in, and this impairs drivers visibility of anything that lights up items, even a shiny book in the seat. Smoke tint is fine, but reflective type tint is a safety problem.

car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 1997 Ford Expedition 17
Failure Date: 07/03/1999

While driving the rear window shattered and collapsed inside the vehicle.

car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 1998 Ford Expedition 18
Failure Date: 02/01/1999

On two occasions the window will not go up / down.

car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 1997 Ford Expedition 19
Failure Date: 03/29/1998

Truck was parked and the rear window blew out. There was no one in the truck and the truck had not been started up. When the owner came out that when he noticed that the rear window had exploded.

car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 1997 Ford Expedition 20
Failure Date: 03/22/1997

Rear hatch window imploded while driving on paved highway at 65 mph. Sharp glass shrads and chips covered second and third row seat areas.

car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 1997 Ford Expedition 21

After parking the vehicle, the rear window shattered, cause unknown.

car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 1999 Ford Expedition 22

While washing the vehicle the back window blew out for no apparent reason.


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