Ford F-150 owners have reported 185 problems related to wiper (under the visibility category).
Takata recall I have a 2011 F-150 fx4. Noticed the rear defrost wasn¿t coming on all the time, but it did come on and it must of gotten to hot. . . Driving to work 11/24/15 getting on the freeway I heard a loud noise like something hit my truck on the roof. When I got to work. . . I looked on the roof. . . No damage. I noticed later that day that the back passenger side window had shattered. . . It must of gotten to hot from the defroster. Looking on the internet. . . There are very many complaints about this problem.
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On cold morning (32 degrees f), frost was present on rear window. Operator turned on rear defrost. After approximately 5 minutes of driving, operator heard a loud bang from rear of vehicle and noticed that rear window was shattered. Upon further inspection there was a slight odor of burning electrical wire and no signs of impact.
2010 Ford f150 platinum left rear window shattered when using rear window defroster. Turned defroster on and heard a loud crack after approx 3 minutes use. 11/21/2015. Similar to other scenarios and replies posted here but I have added some photos. It would appear a water leak has caused water to build up in the track and shorted the circuit. 1st image of shattered window. 2nd image of melted window casing.
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Driving straight on highway with no other vehicles around, back glass spontaneously shattered with no warning and nothing touching it. Suspect an already faulty rear window defroster heating element on power sliding rear pick-up truck window is at partial fault. Smelled of burning electrical in cabin just prior to breakage. Poor window quality and heating element at further fault. Also feel like I had tiny glass particles all over me as well.
Tl-the contact owns a 2011 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while stopped at a red light, there was an abnormal odor as the rear passenger side window shattered without warning. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or diagnosed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 22,700. Sg.
Rear glass shattered upon use of the rear defrost.
Blend door actuator, temperature actuator, heating & air system quit working correctly on driver's side of vehicle. Apparently this is an issue on other Ford models. Luckily I was not in a situation where the windshield was foggy or icy. But very concerned that it could be a problem for others. If this part would fail someone in a ice storm or very humid conditions, it would become a vision problem for the driver. In researching this issue several others people have had problems - I do not know if any resulting accidents occurred.
Vehicle parked overnight on city street. Started vehicle in ~45 degree weather and activated rear defrost. Over-current through defrost caused windshield to shatter. Small amounts of smoke were produced, vehicle was turned off.
Tl-the contact owns 2010 Ford F-150. The contact stated that when started the vehicle and turned the rear defogger on, the rear window exploded. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 33,000. Aw.
Vehicle was parked overnight in the yard. The auto start was used the next morning to warm up the vehicle and defrost the windows (outside temp was +25f). After the vehicle was running for less than 10 minutes, the rear window was not defrosted. I entered the vehicle to drive to work and pushed the rear window defroster button which would not turn on. When I arrived at work I found the rear (passenger side) window had shattered. My opinion is that the defroster had shattered the window and I have read similar complaints all over this web site and the internet. I carefully covered both layers of the broken window with duct tape to keep any more of the fine glass shards from falling onto/into the rear seat. Ford has yet another defective assembly on their f150 trucks! a new "feature" - shattering glass when the defroster is used. I'm glad no one was sitting back there when it happened!.
Quality control issue - loose side-view mirrors: this issue is not only a matter of quality, it raised a serious safety concern at the time. As I was driving away from the dealership (after purchasing this new truck) and increased my speed to over 55 mph, I noticed both of my side-view mirrors vibrating severely. They vibrated so badly that the images in the mirrors themselves were obscured to the point that the vehicles behind me were mere blurs. I took my truck to a local Ford dealership to have a problem assessed the very next day. Despite all of our efforts to reset the mirrors, it turned out that both units were missing something called a "tensioner," or "tension spring. " the side-view mirrors were so loose that you could walk up to the truck and literally shake them back-and-forth (with a range of motion up to a 1/4") with one finger, exerting no effort at all. Again, this is a serious quality concern and should've been identified and reconciled prior to delivery of the vehicle to the dealership. This tensioner component should have been installed in both mirrors prior to their being attached and connected to the body of the truck. This did not occur at the factory as it should have, nor was this issue discovered during the supposed quality checks that occur once the vehicles come off of the assembly line. When I contacted Ford about my concerns, I asked them to extend the warranty on the truck, because who's to say that there are not more quality-related issues that would arise after my factory warranty expires (there was a secondary qc-related issue on the truck that isn't worth mentioning here except to say that it was obvious and involved another missing part). The arrogance I encountered from several representatives on the phone was beyond the pale of anything I've encountered from the company that is supposed to be is reputable as Ford.
The rear window defroster lite quit working about a month ago. It came on today and within 5 minutes, the right rear window cracked. I had just merged onto the highway with no one or thing around me.
Rear window defroster was turned on. 5-10minutes later, with the vehicle in motion on a highway, a rear window panel shattered, emitting a loud bang. I believe that the rear defroster or defect in the window caused it to shatter - no other evidence for sources of breakage was found.
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Started rear defrost due to fog on the windshield. Drove about 5 miles at 25 mph and heard a very loud pop. It sounded like something hit the roof. Proceeded to work and looked at the rear glass. The passenger side rear window was completely spiderweb. Tape was placed on the window in an effort to hold shards of glass that were falling off. As I was taping additional small glass shards were found. Ford is unwilling to admit that any of this might be due to a product defect. This will cost around 600. 00 to replace and of course a day off work.
Power rear middle window shattered when truck was sitting still in parking lot. Rear window defroster was on while driving truck. Windshield wiper come on every twenty seconds with switch in off position.
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The other day in the morning I started my vehicle and attempted to activate the defrost since there was some slight frost on my windows and it was chilly. The defrost button light would not light up indicating that it was on. In addition to that I have heated mirros and they would not defrost along with the sliding rear window. I attempted to open the window in hopes that that would clear up my visibility before I drove and it would not open. This is a safety issue in my eyes since I am unable to see out of my rear window and side mirrors with out wiping them off myself only to fog up minutes late.
Tl- the contact owns a 2011 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving at 65 mph, that the rear windshield of the vehicle shattered. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the rear defrost may have shorted out, causing the glass to shatter and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 81,600. Wh.
I was driving to work in the rain. I put the rear defrost on to help clear the mirrors. After a couple of minutes I heard a loud bang as if something landed on my roof. I noticed that the drivers side rear windshield was shattered. I have a cap on the bed of the truck, so nothing could have hit it from the outside.
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Driver side window regulator frayed. Window inoperable.
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Windshield wipers fail to turn off completely after use. At times turn on by themselves. Both problems occur intermittently. Act similar to intermittent mode, but timing slightly different. Online search for issue revealed numerous other vehicles with similar problem, most caused by the multifunction switch that controls the wipers. Took vehicle to dealer who diagnosed the problem as the multifunction switch and replaced at my cost. Dealer notes included "known issue".
Front windshield 2 small cracks developed. One directly in the middle of the front windshield approx. 1" horizatal and the other 1" front the bottom of the windshield. Cracks occured while driving, no impacts from rocks or debrie didn't occur.
Was driving my 2010 Ford f150, turned on rear window defroster. Just took off from stop sign and it sounded like a shotgun going off. Stopped and my rear window was shattered. Was going less then 10 mph. Is there any recall on this? now I have to file a incident report with my insurance company and I did nothing to cause the window to shatter. If there is no recall why not !!!!!.
Tl-the contact owns a 2010 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving at 10 mph with the defroster activated, the contact heard a loud noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. Upon further inspection, the contact noticed that the rear passenger's side window had shattered. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 55,650. Oo.
The chrome accents on the ac vents causes a glare on the driver and passenger windows. This happens during the daytime or the nighttime. It has been a problem since I took ownership of truck.
The contact owns a 2013 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while the vehicle was parked and remotely started, the rear drivers side glass shattered without warning. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 36,450.
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|Power Window problems||
|Side/rear Glass problems||
|Windshield Wiper/washer problems||
|Window Regulator Failed problems||
|Exterior Rearview Mirror problems||
|Windshield Wiper/washer Motor problems||