Power Window problems of the 2005 Ford F-150 - part 1

153 problems related to power window have been reported for the 2005 Ford F-150. The most recently reported issues are listed below. Please also check out the statistics and reliability analysis of the 2005 Ford F-150 based on all problems reported for the 2005 F-150.

car   Power Window problem 1
Failure Date: 05/11/2013

Rear passenger window regulator stopped working and window fell into door. Had my daughter done this while driving she would have been scared by the loud popping noise and potentially crashed into object injuring herself and or others. This is a common problem and Ford needs to recall the trucks with the plastic parts and falty mechanism. Search the web and there are hundreds of vehicles with the same issue . Years 2004-2006. Ford needs to recall!!.

car   Power Window problem 2
Failure Date: 06/10/2012

I was leaving an atm (it was raining), I rolled up the drivers window. When the window reached the top the window fell (free fall was more like it) in to the door. Once I removed the door panel and inspected the window parts I found the regulator failed/broke. We are thankful the window did not break and injure us.

car   Power Window problem 3
Failure Date: 05/11/2012

Driving my son home from school, heard a loud pop in the driver's side door, which made me jerk the wheel (glad I wasn't going very fast), then the driver's side window fell into the frame. Dealership claims broken window regulator. Went online and found hundreds of complaints of the same. Called Ford complaint number; they very kindly told me there was nothing they could do at this time. Too many complaints of the same issue to not be on recall list.

car   Power Window problem 4
Failure Date: 05/06/2012

Driving to church on may 6th, 2012 @ 0900 a. M. On the interstate traveling @ 70 mph. I lowered the window about an inch. When I pressed the button to raise the window a loud pop occurred and the window dropped into the door-well. It scared everyone in the truck. It was a sunny day. Potential for loss of life is present with this issue. Inclement weather or blinding debris within the cab could raise the potential for loss of life. Please petition Ford motor company for a recall on this potentially life threatening issue.

car   Power Window problem 5
Failure Date: 04/22/2012

For the third time, I have had a door window drop from a fully closed position to a fully open position. In doing reseach on the issue, I find that this is a common problem with 2004 - 2005 model year f150 crew cabs.

car   Power Window problem 6
Failure Date: 03/01/2012

I have read many complaints just like mine, Ford told some people they had way too many complaints to do anything about a recall on this. Last year the drivers window popped and the window dropped inside the door I went to Ford bought the cable and regulator and had a window company replace it. 2 weeks ago same thing on the passengers front window, next day the passengers back window dropped while I was in my house, the drivers back window is the only one left. This truck is a 2005 the parts are not that old.

car   Power Window problem 7
Failure Date: 02/29/2012

Driver side window just fell in the door while driving.

car   Power Window problem 8
Failure Date: 02/20/2012

The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the front driver side window malfunctioned and the window could not be opened. The contact took the vehicle to a local mechanic where the mechanic replaced the window regulator motor. The repair did not remedy the issue so the contact took the vehicle back to the mechanic for a diagnostic test. The test results displayed that the dm module was defective. The contact did not call the manufacturer. The failure mileage was 80,690.

car   Power Window problem 9
Failure Date: 08/09/2011

The first regulator that broke was on the drivers side. My wife and I came home in her car, my truck was parked in the driveway and we noticed the window on the drivers side was down and on inspection the glass was down inside the door. The next time was this Sunday, March 1, 2012, when we got home from church the same thing happened except it was the passenger side. ## VIN passed ## Ford f150 2005 ##.

car   Power Window problem 10
Failure Date: 04/01/2011

2005 Ford F-150. Consumer states defective power window system.

car   Power Window problem 11
Failure Date: 12/25/2010

Power window regulator failed and now I have duct tape on my window b/c I can't afford the repair.

car   Power Window problem 12
Failure Date: 12/10/2010

We owned a 2005 f150 vehicle. We purchase the vehicle 2004 and the drivers side window's regulated failed a loud sound was heard and the window came down by itself. Today 12/10/2010 the passenger side front window did the same thing. We are now out of warranty and with no money to pay for the window. There has being so many complains in the internet about this particular issue that if the research is done you will find this is a defect since before the 2005 were made. I don't believe that the consumer has to pay for a manufacture defect of this kind.

car   Power Window problem 13
Failure Date: 11/10/2010

I have a 2005 Ford f150. While driving three days ago I heard a loud pop and suddenly my front passenger side window was gone, it had fallen into the door. The motor still runs, but the window is stuck in the down position. Today while starting my truck, the driver's side window did the same thing, a loud pop then the window slid slowly into the door. The motor still runs on this one as well, but does not move the window. So now I have two windows that are inside the door that will not go up.

car   Power Window problem 14
Failure Date: 11/01/2010

2005 Ford F-150. Had window regulator replaced in may for driver's window. Just had passenger window roll down on its own on the highway during a thunderstorm. I was in the backseat while my husband and father-in-law were in the front. I was drenched, as was the interior. I contacted Ford and they basically said "not our problem", I can't afford the $500+ it costs to get it fixed, especially when I have talked to numerous people who have had the same problems. This is obviously an ongoing issue with them and I can't understand why Ford hasn't been forced to do a recall. What if someone in the backseat was hit by a hailstone? what if the glass had shattered and hit that child? what if the window went down while at an intersection and someone had carjacked me? I could be dead because Ford wants to put out shoddy work and not stand behind it. I have had other issues with this truck, but this is the worst. My handle for the tilt steering wheel broke off after 6 months, the back part of the side mirror fell off while I was driving to work one morning. Please do whatever has to be done to force a recall.

car   Power Window problem 15
Failure Date: 10/13/2010

On September 20, 2010, the window regulator failed abruptly while I was driving my 2005 Ford f150 at 55 mph. The front passenger window fell into the door without warning. On October 13, 2010, the rear driver's side window failed in the same fashion. Both incidents struck me as very dangerous with a comparably high probability to cause an accident. After this last incident, I reviewed the numerous websites dedicated to this issue and the concern expressed by many drivers that Ford has refused to respond to what is clearly a grave safety hazard. Why has NHTSA not addressed this issue? .

car   Power Window problem 16
Failure Date: 10/11/2010

2005 Ford f 150 window regulator failure, loud snap then window comes straight down with no way to close it. 2 of 4 so far, 50% failure isn't too good.

car   Power Window problem 17
Failure Date: 10/10/2010

I was driving down the highway in my f150 when my driver side window drop making a loud noise. I almost lost control of the vehicle and my 3 yr in the back seat was very frightened. We were 3hours from home. I was able to drive but we hit a thunderstorm 1 hour from home. It was very hard to control my vehicle and I went to the nearest gas station to weight out the storm. There have been over 1,000 complaints filed and probably is only the tip of the iceberg. This part which is the regulator needs to be recalled.

car   Power Window problem 18
Failure Date: 10/05/2010

2005 Ford f150 window regulator failure 3rd window regulator to fail.

car   Power Window problem 19
Failure Date: 10/04/2010

I was driving my 2005 Ford f150 fx4 and traveling at approximately 45 mph when all of a sudden my front driver's side window came crashing down. I was shocked not knowing at all what was going on. I momentarily had little or no control of the vehicle due to my sudden shock and confusion. Once I had realized that the window had basically just fallen from its closed position, I was furious. Furious that something as simple as a window suddenly crashing open, almost caused me to crash into oncoming traffic, endangering my life as well as my wife's and others on the road. I know this may not seem very dangerous, but put yourself in the driver's seat and imagine your window being shot out while traveling 45mph. It was terrifying, and I am lucky not to have had a more serious incident. I immediately drove my vehicle to the nearest Ford dealer. To my dismay, the service manager informed me that there was not a current recall for this situation and I would need to have a new window regulator installed. Basically, the window regulator failed, which caused the window to crash down. After researching this problem, I have found that thousands of others have had this same issue (some multiple times) with either the 2004 or 2005 year models. This is absolutely a serious problem with this model and needs to be addressed immediately. Ford needs to issue a safety recall now to make this right for the loyal customers.

car   Power Window problem 20
Failure Date: 10/02/2010

2005 F-150 window regulator failures. Rear driver side failed 9/2009 (60000 miles), front passenger side failed 10/2010 (72000 miles). Both failures occurred without cause with the window suddenly falling into the door.

car   Power Window problem 21
Failure Date: 09/27/2010

While driving on the highway at a speed of 55-65. I thought I was shot at causing me to be distracted from my driving. When I pulled over to see if I was shot or if something hit my car I noticed my left hand rear window was down in the door. This occurred yesterday 9/27/10. When I returned home I pulled off the panel and found that the window regulator in my 2005 Ford f150 was not working. After inquiring about repairing this I noticed that this problem with Ford's window regulators is an ongoing issue and that there is a number of complaints by patrons replacing up to four windows in one vehicle. This is certainly a safety issue and an insurance issue regarding accidents and theft of vehicle and property. These windows fall at any given time while parked or driving. This issue needs to be investigated for sure! when I thought I was shot at it scared me so bad especially in these times when you have shooters out there on the freeways and highways. These car manufactures are using faulty parts to these regulators for the windows and warranties and will not cover them as the parts are not warranted. I can't imagine someone getting killed or in an accident over a small plastic part in a window regulator. Please address this situation. A total recall of these window regulators has to be addressed.

car   Power Window problem 22
Failure Date: 09/23/2010

2005 Ford f150 window regulator failure, I have replaced the regulator on the passenger side door now the driver side failed. I call Ford customer care but they will not fix it.

car   Power Window problem 23
Failure Date: 09/23/2010

2005 Ford F-150 power window regulators for both the driver's side and passenger's side failed within the same week. While driving at highway speeds the windows collapsed into the doors causing a loud noise. Subsequently the windows would not roll back up. Regulators needed to be replaced for both.

car   Power Window problem 24
Failure Date: 09/18/2010

I have had issues with a "clunk" sound when the window rolls all the way up. Today as the window went up there was an even louder "clunk" sound and then the window slowly sunk back into the door. It was so loud that it sounded as if the glass itself broke causing me to flinch away. Luckily there were no injuries associated with it. The problem is with the window regulator. Apparently there are hundreds/thousands of complaints of similar issues with the 2004/2005 models. When I called the Ford dealership and described the problem they immediately knew what it was and said that it was common.

car   Power Window problem 25
Failure Date: 09/14/2010

1. I was driving 35 mph home from the dog park and the window popped when I was closing it. 2. This window regulator failure has happened to my Ford 150 six times. I have to take apart the paneling and place a piece of wood to hold up the window because I can't afford 400 dollars each time this happens. Drive window once, rear driver side passenger two times, right passenger rear window once and the back window middle slider two times. 3. The corrections taken for past regulator failures is to get the piece replaced from the manufacturer Ford. Yes I have the bad parts.

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