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Wiper Problems of Ford F-150 - part 1



Ford F-150 owners have reported 90 problems related to wiper (under the visibility category).

car image   Wiper problem of the 2010 Ford F-150 1
Failure Date: 11/10/2014

Passenger side rear window panel shattered with a loud bang when the rear defroster was turned on. There was a large 6 x 4" hole in the window and the balance was spider webbed. There was glass in the back seat and on the tonneau cover.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2011 Ford F-150 2
Failure Date: 11/10/2014

When I started my truck, there was a thin layer of ice on the rear window. I turned on the rear defrost, but it only stayed on for approximately 15-20 seconds, then turned off and would not turn on again. About a mile down the road I heard a very loud noise, it sounded like a large object hit the roof of the cab, I noticed a burnt rubber smell briefly, and then I noticed that the right side of rear window behind the headrest completely shattered. The window is still in place, but there are tiny shards of glass on the seat. Fortunately I did not have any passengers in the truck at that time, but that is normally where my daughter sits.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2011 Ford F-150 3
Failure Date: 10/25/2014

Driving down the road at 35 miles per hour, my right rear black glass shattered from the inside. My son was sitting in the back seat and thankfully he was on the opposite side. It sounded like a shot gun hit the truck. It was so loud, we pulled over and was checking each other to make sure we didn't get hit by a bullet. We soon learned it was the window that shattered for no reason. I bought this truck brand new and I keep it in great shape and spotless so it was nothing that I did wrong. I called the dealer and was told by the service manager that there was nothing he could do and I was out of warranty so this is not covered. It should be a recall because it could have caused serious injury to someone in the back seat since glass particles were falling out of the glass. The part is $667. 00 and it has to be replaced out of my pocket. I am very upset after reading the internet of how many people this has happened to with their Ford trucks.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2012 Ford F-150 4
Failure Date: 10/15/2014

At a stoplight I activated the rear window defroster. After approximately 30 seconds I heard a sharp large cracking sound. Upon investigation I found the driver side rear window was shattered but still in place. No signs of chips from inside vehicle or outside were seen before the incident. After getting back inside the vehicle I noticed the rear defroster was inoperable.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Ford F-150 5
Failure Date: 10/13/2014

While driving to work on this morning at about 60mph I heard a loud "boom" sound and moments later pulled back the sunroof cover to discover my sunroof had shattered. The glass panel had a hole in the center and all remaining glass was cracked. Fortunately, the visor was closed or I would have been showered with glass shards. The remaining glass was protruding upward as if it exploded outwardly. There were no vehicles near me to throw a rock nor was I driving under an overpass or bridge. I took the truck to Ford of west memphis and described what happened. The service man said he would submit the repair to Ford for approval to repair under warranty since there was no impact that caused the breakage. Ford customer service denied my warranty claim so I had to get it repaired under my insurance and pay the difference. $1009. 68 and four days later I have my truck back. I inspected the removed glass with the dealer personnel and it is clear that there is a crack at the front center edge of the glass from which all other cracks propagated out from in a fan pattern. There is no sign of impact in this area and its even protected with the rubber seal such that it would be very unlikely that anything could impact the glass there. I am going to write a letter to Ford to demand they pay for this repair.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2003 Ford F-150 6
Failure Date: 10/08/2014

My 2003 F-150 v8, 4. 6l 2wd truck received water damage to the gem (generic electronic module) causing the windshield wipers to stop working while driving to work on a foggy/dew morning after a rainstorm. The water damage was due to a leak on the loose windshield that caused water to run directly to the fusebox & gem that controls all electronics in the vehicle. After looking seeking an answer for this problem, I found that at lease a hundred others have had the same windshield leak in the '97-'03 f series vehicles. The gem could and has caused vehicles to shut off and on and have lights go off and on at a random time if it recieved water damage. It is very dangerous and needs to be fixed immediatly. The windshield is a commom problem and many others have suffered from the same problem as me. Thank you for your time.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2012 Ford F-150 7
Failure Date: 10/02/2014

While driving the interstate the driver side mirror glass (just mirror itself with black back support) slumped partially detaching itself from the mirror adjustment mount making it unusable to view the driver side side rear view.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2011 Ford F-150 8
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.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2008 Ford F-150 9
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 10
Failure Date: 05/03/2014

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


 
car image   Wiper problem of the 2010 Ford F-150 11
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 12
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 13
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 14
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 15
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 16
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 17
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 18
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.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2012 Ford F-150 19
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.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2010 Ford F-150 20
Failure Date: 03/11/2014

For no apparent reason, the rear window has shattered.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2005 Ford F-150 21
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 22
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 23
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 24
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 25
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.