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Wiper Problems of Ford F-150 - part 1

Ford F-150 owners have reported 98 problems related to wiper (under the visibility category).

car image   Wiper problem of the 2010 Ford F-150 1
Failure Date: 12/06/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2010 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, the rear window shattered after the rear defroster was activated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 49,300. Pam.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2012 Ford F-150 2
Failure Date: 12/05/2014

Remote started truck which activated the rear defrost, backing out of my driveway I heard a pop and my daughter crying. I asked her what had happened and she stated she did know (as well as a 2. 5 year old can) and then I noticed the window behind her head was shattered, but intact. This is the drivers side window on the back glass.

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Failure Date: 12/03/2014

Started crew cab f150 fx4 and turned on interior defroster. Approx. 5 mins later, while still in park in the driveway, turned on rear defroster. 3-4 minutes later, while backing out the driveway, I heard a loud bang! I stopped immediately and exited the truck to see if I had hit anything. Because the car was not near anything other than the driveway, I proceeded out the driveway only to notice the rear, passenger side window (of three) had shattered. Window was still in place but completely shattered. Will be contacting Ford to find a remedy for this.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2010 Ford F-150 4
Failure Date: 11/24/2014

Approximately 2-3 minutes after turning on my rear defroster, the passenger side panel of the three panel rear glass shattered. Nothing struck the glass to cause this. Temperature outside was around f, windows were slightly foggy, not covered in frost.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Ford F-150 5
Failure Date: 11/22/2014

Parked trk on Friday afternoon. All was fine. Walked my dog at 3am, walked past my trk all was still fine. My wife went to work at 530am we noticed unusual about the trk. I never drove the trk all day, she returned from work at 4pm and called me outside. The passenger door glass was shattered. We called the local police thinking someone hit it. When they arrived ,unlocked the vehicle and did an inspection of the scene. No foul play was noticed, they figure poor design and or cold weather.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2010 Ford F-150 6
Failure Date: 11/17/2014

While driving into work, had the rear defrost active for roughly 10 minutes. At a stoplight, noticed smoke rising from outside of the rear window. As I proceeded to pull off the road, heard a loud bang and the passenger side rear window proceeded to spiderweb. The gasket for the rear window has been burned on the lower left hand corner (when observed from outside of the vehicle). It is apparent there is an issue with the rear heating element, as observed by the number of identical complaints on this site. I hope that Ford steps up and does something about this before someone actually gets hurt.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2010 Ford F-150 7
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.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2011 Ford F-150 8
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 9
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 10
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.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Ford F-150 11
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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Failure Date: 10/10/2014

Wipers stuck in delay mode even with wipers off. Every 10 seconds wipers would come on. Took to dealer and they replaced the entire switch module. Was under warrenty.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2003 Ford F-150 13
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 14
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 15
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 16
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 17
Failure Date: 05/03/2014

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

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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 19
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 20
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.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2011 Ford F-150 21
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.

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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 23
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 24
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 25
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.