Wiper Problems of Ford F-150 - part 1

Ford F-150 owners have reported 431 problems related to wiper (under the visibility category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Ford F-150 based on all problems reported for the F-150.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2016 Ford F-150 1
Failure Date: 05/10/2018

Rear window shattered while sitting in our driveway, stationary with no one in it.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2004 Ford F-150 2
Failure Date: 05/02/2018

Tl the contact owns 2004 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph, the sunroof exploded into pieces. A dealer was not made aware of the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 247,000. Ad.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Ford F-150 3
Failure Date: 04/28/2018

I was sitting idle in my Ford F-150 truck (engine running) in the drive-through at mcdonalds, not moving, when there was suddenly a loud bang inside the truck (like a gunshot). There was also an electrical burning smell. I looked around and saw that the rear quarter glass on the left side of my rear windshield had shattered. The rear screen heater was on at the time. There was nothing thrown at the truck, and nothing hit it. The glass had totally shattered across but was being held intact by the factory tint. I had to have the glass replaced at a cost of $750, as the repair was not covered under my extended warranty. The individual broken piece of glass cannot be replaced, so the whole rear screen had to be replaced. I disconnected the rear screen heater on my replacement screen to make sure this doesn't happen again. Reading online it sounds as though this is a very common issue, and an expensive fix. Moreover, all of my local Ford dealerships had sold out of the rear window and would have taken up to 16 days to order in (and at a cost of $850+ !!), which makes me think this is more common issue than Ford is letting on. Luckily I found a local company that would do it a few days later, but again, at a cost of $750 to me for a defective part which should be recalled. During the time I had to use the truck with a shattered rear window, I taped it up to prevent the glass spilling into the truck interior (can be seen in the picture).

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Ford F-150 4
Failure Date: 04/17/2018

2014 Ford f150 split/powered/heated rear window popped and cracked when using the defroster causing the driver side rear window pane to shatter (spider web). The vehicle was stationary at a red light when the window popped.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2010 Ford F-150 5
Failure Date: 04/12/2018

After turning on the rear defroster, the drivers side rear glass panel shattered.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Ford F-150 6
Failure Date: 04/04/2018

Rear drivers side panel wwindshield shattered . Turned on rear windshield defroster and after a minute or so heard a large bang. Was driving to work. Straight. Temp wa in the low twenties. Got snow and ice in lake county illinois.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2015 Ford F-150 7
Failure Date: 03/29/2018

I have a constant issue in temps below 25 degrees which is about 25% of the time in my patrol area. This is a state patrol issued patrol vehicle. Spray nozzle fails to operate. Pump can be heard operating but pressure drops until inop. Checked washer lines, non appear to be frozen. Nozzle does not appear to be frozen either. I have tried all known fixes, lower temp fluid, a fluid "booster", alcohol on nozzle etc. This happens constantly while in motion as I would assume wind chill temps decrease. After letting truck sit for 15 mins or so issue is resolved due to obvious increased under hood temperatures. Within minutes of highway driving and again lower wind chill temperatures problem occurs again. Maybe a freezing pump issue? dealership stated they had no idea about issue.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Ford F-150 8
Failure Date: 03/26/2018

The rear window exploded for the second time, in driveway after starting car with remote starter. The first time it happened was in December 2016, when the vehicle was in a relatives driveway heating up, after being started with the remote starter.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Ford F-150 9
Failure Date: 03/26/2018

I have an f150 super crew cab with a power sliding window in the back that is 3 separate pieces of glass. While driving on a highway at about 50 mph with the rear window defrost on, the driver's side rear window suddenly shattered (stayed mostly in tact but spiderwebed throughout). It made a loud bang like the sound of something falling on the roof or a gunshot. There is no visible damage to the outside of the vehicle and it is very aparent that this was an internal failure of either the window or the rear defrost overheating. I am afraid that this could have been a huge safety problem if my daughter had been in the carseat which is directly under it since small pieces of glass did come out. This is a 2014 model with approximately 32,000 miles. There are lots of complaints regarding this exact same issue if you do a web search for f150s ranging from 2010 to 2014.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Ford F-150 10
Failure Date: 03/25/2018

Rear window shattered when rear defroster is on. Throwing small shards of glass into vehicle.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2015 Ford F-150 11
Failure Date: 03/23/2018

The panoramic sunroof locked up on me when I tried to open it. . . It would not open and it makes obnoxious noises under normal driving conditions . . . There are many you tube videos on this ref. Issue. . . Ford is replacing the parts to the sunroof, I have read on many Ford forums that this �quick fix� will not correct the problem . . . Additionally the steering column always feels like it�s positioned off center and veers to the right. . . I had the truck aligned, problem still exists. . . Also I�ve had reoccurring issues with my sync/bluetooth and have advised my service advisors that the problem still exists, when I talk to anyone via the bluetooth I hear loud intermittent static throughout the phone call and the folks on the receiving end of the call all say that there is an echo in the phone line forcing me to end the handsfree sync call and therefore using my own bluetooth. . . Ford service advisor stated it was because I have an apple iphone, I�m less than satisfied about how Ford is handling this issue. . . I have complained more than 3 times on record about this issue.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Ford F-150 12
Failure Date: 03/21/2018

Vehicle was remote started (in park and unoccupied) and while walking to the vehicle heard a loud pop. When got to the vehicle saw rear windshield section on driver's side has exploded/shattered. From the attached photos you can see there is no impact to the rear windshield. Vehicle has 31k miles and ambient temperature was .

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Ford F-150 13
Failure Date: 03/18/2018

Tl the contact owns a 2013 Ford F-150. While in his home, the contact used the remote starter to start the vehicle. When he exited his home and walked towards the vehicle, the contact noticed that the rear driver's side window shattered without warning. The manufacturer was notified and advised the contact to take the vehicle to a Ford dealer. The vehicle was taken to holiday Ford at (877) 478-5316 (390 n rolling meadows dr, fond du lac, WI 54937), but the dealer refused service because the vehicle was serviced at another location and the contact was not a loyal customer. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 102,000.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Ford F-150 14
Failure Date: 03/15/2018

Rear window defroster stopped working. Dash button does not illuminate nor does that button on the touchscreen.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2011 Ford F-150 15
Failure Date: 03/15/2018

Back light (window) shatered. Just sitting there.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2012 Ford F-150 16
Failure Date: 03/09/2018

The right rear window of my truck completely shattered. I was sitting at a stop light on a city street when I heard a loud pop. I look back and see that my window is completely spidered. It was around 20 degrees outside, and I had been running the rear defrost for about 10 minutes. After some research online I discovered that this is a problem with the rear defrost. Thankfully my child was not in the car with me as his car seat is directly under the window. He would have been showered with tiny shards of glass.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Ford F-150 17
Failure Date: 03/07/2018

Takata recall for Ford f150 2009-2014 equipped with rear sliding window with defrost feature. Rear window or sections of the rear window will shatter if the rear window & side mirror defrost system is engaged. A section of mine broke today while driving home from work. Had 22 miles to drive in the snow but it was not that cold outside and I only had the rear defrost on when we first left work and headed out. Defroster times out after about 10 minutes so it was off for about 30 minutes and then the drivers side panel pops and cracks. I even had the rear window open a wee bit so I could push more air through the cab to defrost the windshield better. . When I first heard it, I thought a tree branch hit the top of the roof. But the noise sounded a little bit different than some object hitting the truck. The driver rear panel is shattered between the outer and inner glass panels. Definitely around the heating element wires and the panel is still intact.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2011 Ford F-150 18
Failure Date: 03/05/2018

While driving at about 35mph on my road I heard what sounded like a gunshot inside the cab and then discovered that my passenger side window literally exploded. This is a known issue and seems to be related to the rear window defrost. I called my local Ford dealer and they said this is not something they will replace. I'm not alone with this issue, this is happening to many f150 owners and no one is doing anything about it!.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Ford F-150 19
Failure Date: 03/03/2018

After using rear defrost, left side of the rear window shattered with a loud pop, sending bits of glass onto pax in the back seat. After reading online this is a known issue with this model of truck and needs to be a safety recall.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2011 Ford F-150 20
Failure Date: 02/23/2018

Issue: rear power slide window heated on the way to taking my son to school this morning I had my rear glass defrost on to help reduce the fog on the glass. About 5 minutes into our drive the panel of glass right behind his head shattered (rear window, passenger panel) with a very loud and scary boom. Upon pulling over and inspecting the glass both inside and out there was zero signs that anything had actually hit ht rear glass. It is still in the window and smooth in appearance from the outside, just cracked into a million small pieces. This is a major problem that Ford and or their glass mfg. Need to own up one. This costs us, the owners $500+ every time we have to repair this issue and eventually a child sitting in the rear is going to get glass blasted into their head. Please help us and keep out children safe!! thank you.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Ford F-150 21
Failure Date: 02/22/2018

My rear window on the passenger side spontaneously exploded while driving home. Believed to be from a rear defrost defection.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Ford F-150 22
Failure Date: 02/21/2018

Using the factor installed auto-starter I remotely started my F-150 to warm up, outside temp was 29f. After approximately five minutes of running my wife and I got into the truck to drive to work. Within a minute we heard a loud bang and we thought someone threw a snowball and hit the truck. When we looked in the rear window towards the noise we saw that the left rear window section exploded; luckily the the coatings kept the pieces contained. The rear defroster was not turned on by neither of us.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Ford F-150 23
Failure Date: 02/18/2018

Truck was parked, not running got in heard a loud pop noise, looked around saw rear passenger side rear slider window shattered. The outside temp. Was about 38 degrees. This is the second time this has happened. To the tune of. $1000. 00 each time. When is enough. . . Enough? there is an issue here. Please help.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2011 Ford F-150 24
Failure Date: 02/17/2018

Rear windows equipped with defroster and rear passenger side windows with slider windows shatter when the rear defrost button is used. My vehicle has the slider window and upon replacing at safelite glass they said they see this frequent on Ford trucks and that to prevent is to either not hookup defrost when window is replaced or not use the rear defrost.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2011 Ford F-150 25
Failure Date: 02/17/2018

Rear right 3 piece window shattered by having the defrost on.

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