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Wiper Problems of Ford F-150 - part 1



Ford F-150 owners have reported 83 problems related to wiper (under the visibility category).

car image   Wiper problem of the 2011 Ford F-150 1
Failure Date: 09/14/2014

I was driving down the road and all of a sudden heard a loud pop, looked in my rearview mirror and the rear window on the passenger side of the truck was shattered. The rear defroster was on upon the time of this happening, but it was not on for more than 5 minutes.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2008 Ford F-150 2
Failure Date: 05/05/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2008 Ford f150. The contact stated that the windshield rubber cover molding was defective. The rubber molding fractured and caused the rubber to become trapped in the windshield dock area and can be released while driving and caused a crash. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle vehicle was not repaired the failure and current mileage 36,000. Li.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2010 Ford F-150 3
Failure Date: 05/03/2014

I was pumping gas 50 degrees out and drivers side back window blew.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2010 Ford F-150 4
Failure Date: 04/26/2014

Turned defrost on rear power slider window and heard a loud explosion like a gunshot and the rear window on passenger side shattered. There are small pieces of glass in the bed of the truck and on the back seat. Temperatures were in the mild 30s at the time. This was a problem with the defrost causing the glass to shatter. Ford will not cover repairs or replacement of the glass. Mileage less than 30,000 miles. Truck also covered under extended maintenance plan but Ford will not cover it there either.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2010 Ford F-150 5
Failure Date: 04/15/2014

Driver side pane of 3-paned rear window spider web cracked throughout the entire thing, from rear defrost overheating. While taping window up, I could feel tiny shards of glass falling off and sometimes cutting me.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Ford F-150 6
Failure Date: 04/05/2014

Was parked in my driveway when a section of the rear window exploded. The vehicle was warming up(auto start) for about 5 minutes before my daughter and I got in to leave when we heard a loud pop. I looked back and noticed the rear driver side window was shattered. There were little pieces of glass throughout the back of the vehicle and I'm sure landed on my daughters hair and clothes. The vehicle is a fx4 super crew cab with the sliding 3 piece rear window. I am located in barrie, ontario canada and the weather was 0 degrees celcius when it happened.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2011 Ford F-150 7
Failure Date: 03/31/2014

The passenger (ps) section of the rear window shattered without warning & without any external damage to the window. There was a slight frost on the windows & the vehicle was started and the rear window defroster button was depressed and would not activate. As the vehicle was driven at 25 miles per hour an loud pop noise was herd. The vehicle pulled off to the side of the road & it was noticed that the ps section of the rear window was completely shattered. The Ford dealership the vehicle was purchased from was contact to see if there were any bulletins for this issue. The dealership advised that there was no bulletins for this issue however, they have seen this issue multiple times & directed me to call the Ford motor company customer service line to file a complaint. The dealership also mentioned that the rear window that needed to be replaced was on back order & that additional repair locations should be contacted to replace the glass if immediate repair was needed. Two additional repair locations were contacted, both of them had the rear glass on back order. A call was placed to the Ford motor company customer service line with this compliant, direction was given that Ford motor company was not do anything for this issue & that the incident should be reported to the insurance company for repair. The incident was reported to the insurance company & the deductible was paid to have the rear window replaced. The insurance company repair location also was aware & replaced several rear windows for this vehicle due to unexpected shattering with no external impact, some of the repairs were repeat repairs . The location also advised that the probable reason for the shattering was due to the heater element in the glass over heating overtime causing window failure & that it was possible the failure was going to happen again.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2010 Ford F-150 8
Failure Date: 03/30/2014

Driving my 2010 Ford fx4 when I heard a pop from the rear. The back right rear window glass had "spider-webbed" and slightly shatter with glass falling from it.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2011 Ford F-150 9
Failure Date: 03/25/2014

The defrost button would not come on properly. Once it did, approximately 3 to 5 minutes later I heard a loud pop. That is when I noticed by looking in the rear view mirror that the rear drivers side back window had shattered. There was nothing indicating it had been struck by anything. The entire window was still intact. The outdoor temperature was around 27 degrees. 2011 f150 super crew.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2010 Ford F-150 10
Failure Date: 03/18/2014

The rear window defroster on my power sliding rear window caused the driver side rear window glass to shatter while the vehicle was warming up in my driveway. The defroster had been in operation only 2-3 minutes when a loud bang was heard while I was re-entering the vehicle. I looked for impact damage to the roof, tailgate, etc but nothing seemed unusual, and there were no other people in the vicinity. The damage was not readily visible until I returned to the vehicle in the afternoon, got in, and looked in the rear view mirror time: 4:30am weather conditions: 28 degrees, clear sky, light frost on windows, no precipitation in prior 48 hours. An auto glass installer and a body shop owner both confirmed no sign of any impact damage. A brief internet search of Ford owner's forums revealed multiple owners experiencing shattered glass, melted window frames etc. When using the rear defroster on 2010 F-150 trucks with power sliding rear window. At lease four of these incidents have taken place in the past three months. (Jan-Mar. 2014).


 
car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Ford F-150 11
Failure Date: 03/17/2014

Sunroof shattered, after exiting my work place parking garage, at 12:45pm, I soon entered the on ramp to the local loop freeway and accelerated to enter the freeway at approx. 25 mph my sunroof shattered and glass particles came inside the vehicle compartment. Loud explosion sound and small glass shards got in my eyes, on my skin and everywhere in the automobile. The sunroof is still basically intact and budged slightly outward or upward.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2012 Ford F-150 12
Failure Date: 03/13/2014

The contact owns a 2012 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph, the contact activated the rear window defrosted and moments later, the rear window shattered. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was advised that the rear window needed to be replaced. The cause of the failure was not determined. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 38,000.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2010 Ford F-150 13
Failure Date: 03/11/2014

For no apparent reason, the rear window has shattered.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2005 Ford F-150 14
Failure Date: 03/07/2014

The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the windows dropped inside of the door panel while being opened. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was found that the regulators needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 114,000.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2011 Ford F-150 15
Failure Date: 03/05/2014

I was driving down the street at 35mph. I heard pop sound I looked around,everything looked ok but the next day I checked the truck and found the rear pass. Window was shattered. I have read on the net a lot of other people are having the same problem. It seems to me that Ford has a bad glass problem. I'm waiting to hear back from the dealer.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2012 Ford F-150 16
Failure Date: 03/03/2014

On multiple occasions while driving on the highway, snow has entered the driver cabin through the dash ventilation system and blown snow into the cab and caused moisture to freeze to the inside of the front and side windows. The ice forms in a few seconds and mostly block forward visibility and view of the side mirrors. The vehicle coolant gauge is showing the truck is warmed and hot air is blowing from defrost vents but not capable to melt or clear ice or improve visibility, even after 20 minutes. I have to scrape the ice with my hand to create a peep hole so I can see. On one occasion when the event happened, the streets and landscape were blanketed with white snow and ice and it became extremely difficult for me to follow the road and safely exit. I was scared I was going to crash into another car or drive/slide off the road. The dealer has inspected my truck and found the ventilation to be clean (no snow or ice build up) and the intake screen to be properly placed. Problem is still occurring.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2011 Ford F-150 17
Failure Date: 02/25/2014

While using the electric defrost, the passenger side of the rear window shattered.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2010 Ford F-150 18
Failure Date: 02/18/2014

The contact owns a 2010 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the rear window suddenly shattered. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted about the failure. The failure mileage and VIN was not available.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2010 Ford F-150 19
Failure Date: 02/18/2014

I allowed my car to warm up. It was approximately 28 degrees outside. I began to drive my car. I engaged the rear defroster. Within 60 seconds I heard a loud bang, similar to a gun shot. Along with a smell of smoke. Then glass went flying towards the front of vehicle. After looking around I noticed the rear window was shattered. The rear window consists of three pieces of glass. Only the passenger (far right side) was shattered. Luckily, there was no people sitting in the back seat at the time. Took it to the Ford dealership, they said the Ford company has not addressed the issue. I was told numerous f150's have had similar problems. Ford refuses to cover repairs.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2005 Ford F-150 20
Failure Date: 02/14/2014

I had just rolled up the windows on my truck, when I heard a loud pop come from the passenger door. About 15 minutes later the window dropped down into the door. This happened about 4 years ago. This is twice in the 8 years I have had the truck. Needs to be a recall on this since seems to be happening to a lot of people.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2011 Ford F-150 21
Failure Date: 02/13/2014

The contact owns a 2011 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving approximately 10 mph, the rear sliding window shattered after the contact activated the rear defroster. The vehicle was taken to a dealer however, the mechanic could not diagnose the failure. The window was replaced with a new window. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2010 Ford F-150 22
Failure Date: 02/07/2014

While driving to work last Friday morning, my rear glass exploded from what looks like a faulty defroster. The electrical wiring was charred and looked melted. I thought that my vehicle had been struck by something. Ford refuses to acknowledge that there seems to be a problem with this part. I'm just glad that my children were not in the backseat area when this occurred.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2010 Ford F-150 23
Failure Date: 02/06/2014

Driving home from work the other day, about 5 minutes after I left the parking lot I was driving on a side road and heard a loud thump or bang like something fell on the roof. However I was on an open road with nothing overhead or nearby. In the summer of 2012 my wife reported similar circumstances one night while she was on a trip, and she later discovered the right rear window had shattered (we had it replaced at an auto glass shop without reporting the problem). When I looked in the rearview mirror, I could see the same thing had happened; the passenger-side section of the rear glass was completely shattered (but remained in the frame). There was no discernible origin; very even cracking throughout all the pane of glass. The rear window defroster was engaged at the time. I have duct tape holding the glass in place and a dealer appointment next Tuesday morning.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Ford F-150 24
Failure Date: 02/05/2014

When out to truck in the morning to clean snow off. I retrieved a pair of gloves out of the backseat and nothing was out of the ordinary. It was approximately 7 degrees f outside. I then went inside and remote started the truck. After a few minutes I went to get in the truck, looked in the rear view and noticed the middle, sliding rear window was open. I turned around and found that the center glass was broken and had shattered into the truck. The two side panels were both completely shattered and still intact. I took the truck to the dealer and asked the parts and service department if this was something they had heard of. I told them I felt like the rear defroster combined with the cold exploded the window. They said they had never heard of that. The vehicle is currently at the dealership being repaired at a cost of $1,420. I have filed a complaint with Ford and am awaiting a call back as they opened a case number for me. As this stands now it looks like it will come out of pocket and will be filed against insurance.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2010 Ford F-150 25
Failure Date: 02/03/2014

I was driving on a major state route on my way to work and turned on the rear defroster. I smelled something hot and then a loud popping noise. When I looked in my rear view mirror the rear window had shattered. Contacted Ford dealer and they said the vehicle was out of warranty 3 months and there was nothing they could do. I asked the dealership to contact Ford to see if there were similar instances of this happening. They did not but gave me the phone number for the Ford complaint office. I researched online and it seems that this has happened multiple times with this model of truck. Because the highway I drive is a major truck route it could have been very dangerous not being able to see out the rear window.