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Wiper Problems of Ford F-150 - part 1

Ford F-150 owners have reported 362 problems related to wiper (under the visibility category).

car image   Wiper problem of the 2016 Ford F-150 1
Failure Date: 12/10/2017

The contact owns a 2016 Ford F-150. During below freezing temperatures, the windshield wipers would not emit fluid. The failure occurred without warning. The dealer was not contacted. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 7,000.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Ford F-150 2
Failure Date: 12/10/2017

Rear windshield exploded when defroster was on (drivers-side only). Temprature was around 30-35 degree's outside. Truck had been remotely start and running for approximately 10 minutes before shattering.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2012 Ford F-150 3
Failure Date: 12/10/2017

The contact owns a 2012 Ford F-150. While driving 25-30 mph, the contact heard a loud shattering noise and noticed that the rear driver's side window inadvertently shattered. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The dealer was not contacted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 73,000.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2016 Ford F-150 4
Failure Date: 12/09/2017

While driving in winter conditions with a dirty windshield I noticed that my sprayers were not spraying washer fluid. I assumed that it was out of fluid, however when I pulled into the gas station to fill it the tank was almost full. I topped off the tank and it is still not working. I am unable to spray the washer fluid which is a significant safety concern in the winter because I cannot clear my windshield when salt / snow are sprayed up from other cars.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Ford F-150 5
Failure Date: 12/03/2017

Rear window shattered after using remote start with the rear defroster enabled while vehicle was sitting in 30 degree f ambient. Much of the broken glass remained in window opening, however small fragments were found on rear seats and floor.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Ford F-150 6
Failure Date: 11/26/2017

The contact owns a 2014 Ford F-150. The contact auto started the vehicle and upon entering, a loud pop was heard. The contact exited the vehicle along with the passenger to inspect the vehicle but found no damage but upon reentering the vehicle and looking in the rear view mirror noticed that the rear glass had shattered but had not fallen out. The contact mentioned that the rear defogger was being operated at the time of the remote start. The contact stated he was able to secure the window with tape. The vehicle was taken to john kennedy Ford - feasterville located at 620 bustleton pike, feasterville-trevose, PA 19053 for repairs but the vehicle was not inspected to determine the failure. The failure was not repaired. The contact stated that he was informed by the dealer that the rear glass shattering was a known Ford failure. The manufacturer was notified but offered no further assistance. The approximate failure mileage was 30,000.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2012 Ford F-150 7
Failure Date: 11/23/2017

The contact owns a 2012 Ford F-150. While driving approximately 35-45 mph, the contact turned on the defrost. Less than ten minutes later, the rear passenger side window exploded. There were no indicators illuminated before or after the failure. The vehicle was driven to the contact's residence. Stevens jersey city (740 NJ-440 jersey city, new jersey 07305) was notified and stated that they could not diagnose the vehicle without someone assuming responsibility for payment. The Ford manufacturer was contacted and stated that there was nothing they could do either if there was no recall on the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 45,118.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2012 Ford F-150 8
Failure Date: 11/21/2017

Spontaneous glass brakag. Rear sliding window with defroster exploded for no reason.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Ford F-150 9
Failure Date: 11/13/2017

The rear window shattered and part of the glass fell outward after the defrost had been turned on. Sitting still in a parking lot in front of a business.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2012 Ford F-150 10
Failure Date: 11/08/2017

Yesterday was our first cold morning of the season. I had a dentist appointment in the morning. Drove to the appointment. Came out and the passenger side section of the sliding, heated rear window had shattered. The vehicle was parked and unoccupied at the time. In looking online it appears this is a common, unaddressed issue with this model.


 
car image   Wiper problem of the 2011 Ford F-150 11
Failure Date: 11/07/2017

The contact owns a 2011 Ford F-150. While driving 45 mph, the rear passenger side window shattered. The contact stated that the rear defroster was activated prior to the failure occurring. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer to be diagnosed. Atchinson Ford (9800 belleville road, belleville, mi 48111) informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in any recalls. The manufacturer was notified and confirmed what the dealer stated. The failure mileage was approximately 70,000.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Ford F-150 12
Failure Date: 11/06/2017

The wiper control remains on even when in the off position. It will keep going on the slowest intermittent setting. This does not matter if you are stationary or moving. Numerous reports listed in online forums also.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2012 Ford F-150 13
Failure Date: 11/06/2017

Rear widow defroster stopped working. Ford will not make repair under vehicle premium extended warranty. Vehicle sitting still idling, rear window defrost stopped working. Rear window defroster will not come on. The vehicle had only been driving for 56,000 miles.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2017 Ford F-150 14
Failure Date: 10/09/2017

The windshield wipers malfunction due to the steel key stop falling out of the keyway causing the wipers to bounce and loose contact with the windshield impending visibility during heavy and light rain this has been addressed by a Ford dealer who informed me at present Ford indicates that this condition is unrepairable . The present design where the key is inserted into the wiper arm and not the knurled knob of the wiper arm transmission has an inherent flaw do to the fact that the key can fall out due to viberation and gravity. When wipers are operating , this could result in a fatal accident due to lack of visibility. The key can fall out when the vehicle is moving or stationary. Now to address the paint issues , the paint on this new vehicle is pitting and flaking off in several areas yet Ford insists that this is not a warranty issue and is customer pay I short Ford is refusing to honor basic warranty issues/invoice number c24254.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2011 Ford F-150 15
Failure Date: 09/22/2017

Tuned on my rear defroster and light did not come on. I pressed it a couple more times and nothing. About 10 minutes later when I was getting gas in my local city in alabama, it sounded like a gunshot went off. I look and the passenger side rear window panel has shattered. I did some research online and file hundreds of similar complaints due to a fault rear defroster. Ford is willing to do nothing about it, leaving customers with the expensive bill. This should be a safety issue.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2016 Ford F-150 16
Failure Date: 09/15/2017

Rear glass exploded. Rear DE-frost turned on, electrical circuit issue caused rear glass to over heat and burn up, along with cold external weather causing very hot glass explosion while driving sending glass pieces everywhere. Glass particles very fine and caused scratches and bleeding.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Ford F-150 17
Failure Date: 09/07/2017

Driving down the road with rear defroster on and heard a loud bang. The defroster shattered the left rear section of the sliding rear window. Ford has been notified and unwilling to help.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2010 Ford F-150 18
Failure Date: 08/01/2017

While driving down the road with the rear defrost on the passenger side rear window (there are three with center one powered) shattered. There was a loud pop and the window was cracked into hundreds of pieces. Window was still in place. There were no signs of impact on the window. The vehicle was going about 50 mph on PA 75 (2 lane highway) near clay lick, PA in a fairly straight stretch of roadway.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2010 Ford F-150 19
Failure Date: 07/27/2017

The contact owns a 2010 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the rear driver side window suddenly fractured. The contact reached out to several different window repair companies who stated that the entire window needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The dealer and manufacturer were not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 73,000.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Ford F-150 20
Failure Date: 05/08/2017

I had a heavy frost in my area, so while driving to work, I turned on the rear view window defrost and after about 5 minutes I heard what sounded like a gunshot. I was on an interstate so I wasn't sure what had happened. After looking around, I realized my rear window had shattered. I inspected the window, thinking that maybe it was hit but the glass was intact and there was no marks or appearance of damage from outside. I went online and searched for this and found it to be a common issue. I spoke to my Ford dealership service manager and he stated that they had three break the same day in the same manner. This is dangerous. My kids car seats are right by this window. If they were in them, they would have had small glass specks all over them. I believe this is negligence on the part of Ford. I had two glass companies both tell me that this is a problem. They would have easily taken my money but they knew it wasn't right. If not a recall, Ford should put out a technical service bulletin on this and replace them as they break.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Ford F-150 21
Failure Date: 04/25/2017

I had my rear defrost on for about 5 minutes on my way to work. I heard a loud pop and stopped to see what happen. I noticed the driver side rear window was shattered. I took it to a Ford dealership and they where no help. I paid out of pocket to get it fixed as I have three small kids who ride in the back. The glass place that fixed it told be that this is a common problem that Ford will not take care of. My truck is a 2013 with 56,000 miles on it.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Ford F-150 22
Failure Date: 04/23/2017

Stopped at a red light and turned on the rear window defroster. The indicator light came on then flickered on and off. Less than one minute later the driver's side back window shattered. The temperature outside was approximately 60 degrees.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Ford F-150 23
Failure Date: 04/11/2017

The rear window defrost stopped working. 3 Ford dealerships indicated this is widespread with this vehicle. With snow sticking to the window, visibility for reversing to avoid other vehicles, obstacles and pedestrians is greatly reduced. A vehicle this large, even with rear camera and mirrors should have the best visibility possible.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Ford F-150 24
Failure Date: 04/06/2017

I have had rear window issues since I bought the truck. First was when the rear defrost/mirror defrost wasn't working. They replaced the window in 2014. Second time was in April of 2017. We had a heavy frost and I couldn't see out the back window or the side mirrors, so I turned on the defrost. About ten minutes later I was driving down the highway and heard what sounded like a gunshot. I immediately started looking around thinking someone shot at me. I didn't realize right away due to the rear headrest covering a large portion of the window, that the drivers side stationary section of the back window had exploded. The glass stayed intact, however tiny slivers of glass fell onto my daughters car seat which was in front of this window. Ford did replace the window, reluctantly and I paid an insurance deductible, even though the internet is full of people having the same problem. I recently went to turn on my rear defrost again, and found the same issue as the first problem, where the defrost wont work and the likely fix is replacing the rear window. This will be the fourth window in four years. Is this something I should expect to do like oil changes and tires? this is ridiculous. The exploding window can really be an issue. Someone may panic and think its a gunshot, and cause an accident or if someone was sitting there, they could get glass slivers on them. This appears to have been a known issue for years with these windows. Why haven't they been forced to redesign it?.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2011 Ford F-150 25
Failure Date: 04/05/2017

As I was driving down the highway to work at 4:45 am (and nobody else on the road), I pressed the rear defroster button to clear the frost from the windows and side view mirrors. It was about 30 degrees that morning. The defroster button did not light up. A few seconds later the light flickered. Immediately following, I heard a loud bang like a gunshot. When I got to work I noted the right side of my 3-piece rear window was in place but shattered. I believe the defrosting system or rear window to be faulty. I am currently waiting to hear back from Ford's customer service to see if they're going to cover it. In the meantime, the window is barely in tact. The truck had 30,700 miles on it at the time of the incident. The dealership said they have never heard of this happening. However, I learned three of my coworkers had the same experience with trucks dated 2011, 2012, and 2014. Online research shows we are not the only ones. Come on Ford own this problem!.