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Wiper problems of the 2004 Ford F-150



14 problems related to wiper have been reported for the 2004 Ford F-150.

car   Wiper problem 1
Failure Date: 07/05/2013

Drivers side window regulator went out. Was driving down the road appx 45 mph and the window just fell down. Startled me some but was able to keep control of vehicle. This will be second one replaced since I had the vehicle which I purchased brand new. Not one to usually complain but appears to be a widespread problem from early on in it's years. Thank you!.

car   Wiper problem 2
Failure Date: 05/05/2013

The contact owns a 2004 Ford F-150. The contact stated that all four windows failed to operate and could not be closed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis where it was advised to the contact that the window mechanism needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired and the manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 47,835.

car   Wiper problem 3
Failure Date: 10/17/2012

The contact owns a 2004 Ford F-150. The contact stated that a loud rattling noise was heard from outside of the vehicle when driving at various speeds. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer three times for the defect and each time, the catalytic converter was replaced. In addition, the rear driver's side window glass became detached from the frame and the front passenger's side power window switch became inoperable. Also, the instrument panel circuit board was faulty and was replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the issues. The approximate failure mileage was 27,000. The VIN was unavailable.

car   Wiper problem 4
Failure Date: 08/21/2012

Passenger side power window collapsed into the door while driving. Briefly heard a pop/bang in the door thinking something hit the door, then the window went straight down without control. Now I have no way of retrieving the window back up and securing it. Plus unable to secure my vehicle or keep the elements of weather out of my truck. I will not use the truck to pick up my you children in this condition. I presume that this could be a significant safety hazard in similar situations with a distracted driver loosing attention to driving or in a severe weather condition. I will take it to a Ford service dealer and share my displeasure with this incident. For my safety and everyone else safety, I will get this repair. This incident is severe enough to hurt or kill someone if it is not addressed. I am still shaking with fear while typing this complaint.

car   Wiper problem 5
Failure Date: 07/07/2012

The contact owns a 2004 Ford F-150. The contact heard a loud noise as the front driver side window retracted into the door panel and became inoperable. The contact mentioned that the failure also occurred on the front passenger side window. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who stated that the cable that held the window up fractured and needed to be repaired. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of failure who did not offer any further assistance. The current and failure mileage was 60,000.

car   Wiper problem 6
Failure Date: 06/25/2012

In late-June 2012 a loud clunk/thud/pop/small explosion occurred in the passenger-side door of my 2004 Ford F-150 regular cab truck, while the vehicle was stopped and idling, and the window dropped into the door frame. When I returned home I removed the door panel and discovered that a small piece of molded plastic, 1 1/8" x 1 7/8" (probable cost to Ford about 39 cents) on the window regulator had disintegrated/failed, allowing the regulator cable to release the window. I have found a replacement window regulator on the internet for $70 (Ford charges $175 for the part) and will repair the defective item myself. I notified Ford of the failure of a less-than-quality plastic piece on the regulator and asked for reimbursement. Ford responded: "there are no factory warranties or programs in effect on your vehicle that would provide financial assistance for your current vehicle concern. " however, they did add: "recommend that you keep your repair receipts in case Ford initiates a recall or customer satisfaction program in the future based on customer feedback or further engineering review of similar complaints. " I see from the large number of complaints on this website by Ford truck owners that I am but one of hundreds who have been affected, and obviously, there will be hundreds more; the odds are very high that the majority of the plastic pieces on Ford truck window regulators will fail sooner or later, and I seriously doubt that the 2004 Ford F-150 truck is the only model year that contains plastic parts in the window regulators. $70 to replace a failed piece of plastic that initially probably cost Ford about 39 cents to produce is a sad commentary on quality.


car   Wiper problem 7
Failure Date: 06/21/2012

The contact owns a 2004 Ford fi50. The contact stated that the driver side window was able to be opened but could not be closed. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was contacted and they provided no assistance, stating that there were no recalls for the vehicle. The failure mileage was 100,000 and the current mileage was 199,520.

car   Wiper problem 8
Failure Date: 01/01/2012

Tl-the contact owns a 2004 Ford f150. The contact stated that the front and rear passenger's side window failed. Neither of the windows could be opened or closed. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 87,000. Kmj.

car   Wiper problem 9
Failure Date: 07/06/2011

The contact owns a 2004 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, a loud noise emitted and the front driver's side window as the glass began to drop into the door panel. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the window regulator was replaced. The failure also occurred on both passengers¿ side windows. The vehicle was repaired by an independent mechanic. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 148,000.

car   Wiper problem 10
Failure Date: 06/01/2011

The contact owns a 2004 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the driver's door window fell into the door frame as the door was being closed. The passenger's side window also failed several years prior. The contact inspected the windows and found that the window regulators failed due to defective metal. The manufacturer was contacted and denied any assistance with the repair. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 90,000 and the current mileage was 137,000.


 
car   Wiper problem 11
Failure Date: 03/24/2011

On 25 March 2011, I encountered a loud pop in the door on the driver-side of my 2004 Ford F-150 regular cab truck, and the window disappeared into the door frame. I removed the door panel and discovered that the cable mechanism within the window regulator had failed. Without further delay I turned the truck into my Ford dealer to have the window regulator repaired, and received a repair bill of $301. 86 (the regulator alone cost $159. 36); the Ford advisor stated that they had the part in stock since the window regulator failure was a common occurrence. I did not inspect the regulator to determine why the cable mechanism had failed. . Read more...

car   Wiper problem 12
Failure Date: 03/08/2011

The contact owns a 2004 Ford f150. The contact stated that the driver side window failed and could not be closed. The contact tired to close the window but it would not move. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer for inspection where they stated that the window regulator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified and stated that they would take a complaint and that there would be no way to follow up with the contact. The failure mileage was 78,500. The VIN was unavailable.

car   Wiper problem 13
Failure Date: 11/04/2009

The contact owns a 2004 Ford f150. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph, the driver's side window fell into the door panel abnormally and exhibited a loud bang. The dealer was notified who advised the contact that the window regulator would need replacing. The remaining three windows regulators were also previously repaired by the dealer due to the same failure. The manufacturer was notified who provided no assistance. The failure mileage was 56,000 and the current mileage was 58,000.

car   Wiper problem 14
Failure Date: 01/15/2005

The contact owns a 2004 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the rear driver side window suddenly shattered. The rear passenger side window fell into the door panel three different times prior to the failure and the front passenger side window fell into the door panel once. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 15,000.