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Power Window Problems of Ford F-150 - part 1

Ford F-150 owners have reported 716 problems related to power window (under the visibility category).

car image   Power Window problem of the 2010 Ford F-150 1
Failure Date: 01/19/2014

2010 Ford f150 supercrew power rear sliding window pass side only, cracking upon turning on rear defroster after a few minutes. Temperature 15 degrees within a few minutes of leaving a store parking lot and now driving down the highway a few miles I heard a loud bang ( many others posted say it sounds like a 22 caliber shot gun ) I looked around and saw the rear pass sliding window shattered but still intact. This is the first time I had to use the rear defroster as it was snowing sleeting outside. I have had this truck for 2 years and never had to use it. Now when I get home I decide to google search this and couldn't believe how common this is. Turn out there is a problem and Ford will not make it right unless you are very lucky and persistent. The heating element gets so hot that it shatters the glass. They claim glass is not covered. Its not the glass, its the heating element. I called 3 local dealers today and 2 of the three said they knew about this but Ford wont offer compensation. I was told to call the insurance and file a claim. I also called Ford customer care center and told them what I had learned and it was all over the Ford forums and the internet. Same scenario for all of us. I am just glad that I didn't have a child in the rear pass seat and had this happen or had the glass shatter all over the child. So now I have to pay a $500. 00 deductible and file a claim with my insurance carrier. Worse yet I was told today that no windows were available for 10 days. Hmm makes you wonder why?.

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car image   Power Window problem of the 2004 Ford F-150 2
Failure Date: 11/15/2012

Driver side power window, this is the forth time I have to have window repair on my truck, previous time before last one, was in July only 4 months ago I had to pay almost $300 to repair window, and now last time paid $425 dollars to repair that very same window and this time is the window regulator. Window will make a loud noise and drop, unable to bring it up or closed again.

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Failure Date: 09/20/2012

Two weeks prior to now I had to replace the whole track assembly for the window on the driver's side. Driving down the highway, the window just fell into the door panel. This could of resulted in a serious accident because of the window just falling! two days ago, the same thing happened to the passenger side window. The windows going down when you are not expecting it is scary. These windows unexpectedly going down can result in an accident. I feel that there is an engineering defect in these window systems. I have both original Ford parts that came out of the door panels. I called Ford, but they told me they can not do anything about this.

car image   Power Window problem of the 2005 Ford F-150 4
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.

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car image   Power Window problem of the 2005 Ford F-150 5
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.

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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.

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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.

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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 image   Power Window problem of the 2005 Ford F-150 9
Failure Date: 02/29/2012

Driver side window just fell in the door while driving.

car image   Power Window problem of the 2005 Ford F-150 10
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 image   Power Window problem of the 2004 Ford F-150 11
Failure Date: 10/10/2011

I have had 2 of my window regulators go out and I have been doing some research and found out that this is a common problem. Something needs to be done about this it causes a safety risk since I have kids and when these windows shatter the glass gets everywhere. I have noticed that the same slider on both regulators broke in the same place. Please do something about this before someone's kid or my kids get hurt. Thank you.

car image   Power Window problem of the 2005 Ford F-150 12
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 image   Power Window problem of the 2006 Ford F-150 13
Failure Date: 07/04/2011

The passenger in my vehicle tried rolling up the window while at a stoplight and it would not go up. The window switch will work to roll the window down but not to roll it up. After approximately 11 months the drivers side window is doing the same thing, will go down but not up. With the window stuck in the down position, my vehicle is now exposed to the elements, rain particularly, and I fear the water from the rain is going to affect the rest of my door switches, and possibly ruin the leather seats and the power functions for my seats as well. It is a distraction and a hazard to have to drive with the window down constantly.

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car image   Power Window problem of the 2004 Ford F-150 14
Failure Date: 06/23/2011

In June 2011, right passenger window dropped into the door. Had to replace window regulator assembly. The same happened in the left passenger window in October 2011, and that window regulator had to be replaced. Told by the dealer that this is common.

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Failure Date: 04/01/2011

The contact owns a 2006 Ford f150. The contact stated that all four window regulators failed and as a result, she was unable to open or close the window. After several attempts, the window would open however, it would fail to close. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where all four window switches were replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The current mileage was 57,900 and the approximate failure mileage was 53,000.

car image   Power Window problem of the 2005 Ford F-150 16
Failure Date: 04/01/2011

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

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Failure Date: 12/27/2010

I have a Ford f150 since new and continue to have problems with my windows - this is a 2004 fx4 model crew cab / with p/w . I have installed three power window switches now and today had my right rear window fall open when driving - with a very loud crash / bang noise - I thought someone hit me in the next lane and almost swerved to avoid a empty lane / I could have hit someone else or caused injury / this problem is very common I am finding out and yet Ford wont help. . . . If someone dies then maybe. . . .

car image   Power Window problem of the 2005 Ford F-150 18
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.

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Failure Date: 12/21/2010

Recall 2004 Ford F-150 power window regulators. Rear drivers passenger window fell down while parked. The third window down in the last 15 months.

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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 image   Power Window problem of the 2004 Ford F-150 21
Failure Date: 12/04/2010

2004 Ford F-150 power window regulator fails on both windows. One failed while I was driving and the other failed while the truck was parked. I understand there are allot of complaints of this happening but,yet you have not forced Ford to correct this problem.

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Failure Date: 11/29/2010

I own a 2004 f 150 4 door supercrew and all 4 windows regulators have failed on their own. I had three fail within days of each other about a year ago. Now, today the fourth one failed. Each time one failed I was driving down the highway at 65 mph and the window slams down scaring the heck out of me. Luckily I've been able to maintain control of my truck. The problem is always the steel cable gets kinked up on its own and snaps or kinks up so bad it can not be reused. Each time its a 300 dollar fix so when I replace this last one I'll be about 1200 dollars out. I finally looked on the internet and found out that this problem is common and Ford will not own up to their responsibility. I don't know it this is a design flaw by Ford or the supplier to Ford that makes the window regulator but I do know there has been no recall and that you cannot buy the parts you need except at Ford parts dealers only. Since Ford doesn't seem to care to fix this problem I am never buying another Ford.

car image   Power Window problem of the 2004 Ford F-150 23
Failure Date: 11/25/2010

This is unbelievable that Ford can get away with these junk regulators on my 2004 Ford f150 supercrew !!!!! my daughter was looking out over the rear window holding on to it, and laughing at me while I was washing the truck when the [xxx] thing just broke causing her to fall and hit her face off the door panel !!! then I go online and find 1000's of complaints that Ford won't do anything about, so now I have to repair this at my own expense. Ford needs to replace these before someone else gets hurt !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).

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Failure Date: 11/14/2010

I have a 2004 Ford F-150 lariat supercrew 4 door truck. Each of the past 3 years I've had 3 window regulators break. To the day they are still not fixed because of cost issues,almost $200 each not including the $140 labor bill. What breaks is the plastic part that the cable is connected to. The first 2 window regulators broke quietly while the 3rd one made 2 loud pops and the window fell down. It is now winter and I hope the 4th and final window doesn't break. The Ford service department told me they are sold as a whole unit,motor,track and cable. The motors don't go bad, the plastic piece in the track breaks. Currently I have plastic pvc pipe propping the window up on the 3 windows. Very much an inconvenience when you drive up to a drive thru window and never know when your windows going to give out.

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Failure Date: 11/11/2010

Power window regulators have a faulty plastic piece in them causing the window to just drop unexpectantly. I have read in some cases the window breaks. I have had two bad regulators go out now in an 8 week period and have a four door truck. I'm sure the other two are soon to follow.

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