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Defogger Heater Problems of Ford F-150



Ford F-150 owners have reported 14 problems related to defogger heater (under the visibility category).

car image   Defogger Heater problem of the 1998 Ford F-150 1
Failure Date: 08/08/2010

Heater core leaks needs to be replace 1 to 2 times per year, turn on the defroster and it will fog up windshield for you can not see the road. Per Ford dealership it due to poor parts, but the consumer needs to pay for it or get killed in a traffic accident if the consumer need to use their defroster.

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car image   Defogger Heater problem of the 2000 Ford F-150 2
Failure Date: 04/07/2006

I own a 2000 Ford F-150 and yesterday the heater core starting leaking. This truck has been serviced according to the manual. I only have 64000 miles on it. I have contacted several repair shops and was told that Ford has had problems with the core failing and that they had a recall on it. I contacted several Ford dealerships in my area and was told there was no recalls on this problem. I have had estimates of from $600. 00 to $800. 00 to fix the problem. I am going to get it fixed but I would like to know if there was a recall on this problem ?????? this part should not have failed this soon.

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car image   Defogger Heater problem of the 2004 Ford F-150 3
Failure Date: 10/15/2004

When using the heat in my 2004 F-150 super crew fx4 it constantly pours out of my dash. Even when set on floor or defrost it will pour our of the dash. After a few minutes of using the heat, the ride becomes quite uncomfortable. My face gets real hot and eyes get bloodshot from being dried out. I have taken it to Ford 5 times and the first time they could see/feel the problem. Now that they cannot fix it, they tell me that it is normal operation. Which is absolutely false, especially when I own 2 of the same trucks and one does it and one does not.

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car image   Defogger Heater problem of the 1997 Ford F-150 4
Failure Date: 11/29/2003

1/28/03 - heater core failed and was replaced. 11/29/03 - heater core failed again and was replaced. Ford didn't charge me for another core but I did have to pay agion for the labor, $400. 00. This part should not fail after 11 months.

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car image   Defogger Heater problem of the 1997 Ford F-150 5
Failure Date: 09/08/2003

While driving there was a strong anti freeze odor, and the windshield fogged up. Vehicle was taken to the dealer, who informed the consumer that the heater core was no longer working.

car image   Defogger Heater problem of the 1998 Ford F-150 6
Failure Date: 06/01/2003

The heater core failed three times within the last year. When the heater core failed, the antifreeze leaked and fumes entered the passenger's cabin. The manufacturer was notified, but would not warranty the part.


car image   Defogger Heater problem of the 1999 Ford F-150 7
Failure Date: 05/05/2003

The heater core leaked coolant.

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car image   Defogger Heater problem of the 1997 Ford F-150 8
Failure Date: 03/11/2003

Heater core failure. All indications that this is common to Ford, but the dealer denies it. This part should not have a high failure rate.

car image   Defogger Heater problem of the 1998 Ford F-150 9
Failure Date: 01/31/2003

Heater core went out at 58,000 miles. When turning on h heat it would produce a gray whitesh mist coming from the vent. He took truck to the dealer, and dealer wanted to charge him $50. 00 for the part, but only $500. 00 for labor.

car image   Defogger Heater problem of the 1997 Ford F-150 10
Failure Date: 07/30/2002

Heater core failed. Instantly fogged inside of all windows. Impossible to see anything outside the vehicle. At 65 mph this could be lethal! why, has this obvious defect never been addressed?.


 
car image   Defogger Heater problem of the 1997 Ford F-150 11
Failure Date: 01/10/2001

Heater core leaking. Heater core leaked causing antifreeze to leak out and get on the windshield. Dealer replaced said had replaced several others in same model of truck. They billed me 568. 00 dollars for this. I only agreed to pay them 240 because that is what they quoted over the phone. This is a part that really doesn't ware out. The dealer claimed that they didn't know what was causing this to happen.

car image   Defogger Heater problem of the 1997 Ford F-150 12
Failure Date: 12/28/2000

Heater core failed and leaked anti-freeze inside heater box mist left oily film on windshield and could not clean . Had to drive 2 hours with drivers window open to see. Replaced in Jan of 2000 and failed 8 months later same result both times I was driving home from work at 3 a. M. See TSB 01-15-6 repeated heater core failure. Contacted Ford and they will give me another core but I have to install again 12 to 16 hour job. Very serious safety issue needs to be addressed. Thank you.

car image   Defogger Heater problem of the 1997 Ford F-150 13
Failure Date: 04/16/1999

The vehicle's ventillator assembly lets water into transfer case causing wiper failure. Yh.

car image   Defogger Heater problem of the 2000 Ford F-150 14

Four of the heater blower motors burnt out due to mice getting inside and chewing up the electrical wiring.