Ford F-150 owners have reported 280 problems related to wiper (under the visibility category).
Was driving on c-470 when I heard a loud gunshot noise. Did a quick assessment of windshield and vehicle in mirrors. Heard a crackling sound come from the sunroof. Pulled back visor and the sunroof was completely spider cracked. Got home looked at the sunroof from the roof at eye line and noticed a bulge coming from the inside of the vehicle, like too much pressure built up inside the truck and exploded through the sunroof.
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The contact owns a 2008 Ford F-150. While driving approximately 55 mph, the driver's side window collapsed inside the door. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The contact also stated that the passenger side window collapsed a month ago. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated there was defective hardware inside the door that needed replacement. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 166,400.
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Got into vehicle for 1 mile trip to train station, outside weather conditions were 46 deg. F and overcast. Turned on windshield defrost - both front and rear. After about 10 minutes of sitting in the parked vehicle off of the street, at 5:23am, the passenger side rear window popped very loudly. When investigated, the rear window was shattered.
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The contact owns a 2013 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving approximately 45 mph, there was a loud bang noise coming from the vehicle. The contact discovered that the driver side rear panel window shattered. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 47,000.
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Rear glass window on 2011 f150 with power slider- driver side back quarter glass shattered, while driving. Rear defroster was on. I have researched this issue and have seen many complaints reported online. I am glad my children weren't in the back seat at the time this happened and it stayed in the frame and did not blow out/into the rear vehicle passenger area.
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When driving in morning sun, there are thousand of small specks that appear in the windshield making it extremely difficult to see through. Picture attached of this condition by pointing truck (not moving) into morning sun. Windshield is absolutely clean inside and out and these specks are only present in morning sun. Ford indicates this is normal on all their trucks.
While opening the sunroof it binds on passenger side and does not open. The sunroof was to be manually manipulated to close while holding down the motor button. Ford has issued a TSB, but if this is a widespread problem, a recall should be issued.
Went out to truck one afternoon and the driver side back window was completely shattered. No previous damage or cracks. No apparent damage to vehicle or marks on window. Window was bowed slightly outward with a "crack" going from one corner to the other through the spider webbing. Weather has been quite warm recently, appears to be a stress fracture most likely due to temperature.
The contact owns a 2011 Ford F-150. While driving approximately 5 mph, the rear driver's window shattered without warning. The dealer stated that the vehicle was no longer under warranty. The contact had the window replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 83,000.
2012 f150 ecoboost rear power window shattered spontaneously after turning on defrost. Vehicle was stationary at the time and has 38,000 miles on it. Ford motor company has refused any compensation for this known problem documented by multiple other Ford f150 owners. My local dealership documented and photographed the shattered window. I will be out of pocket $1000 to repair this. Time for Ford motor CO to admit a problem here and issue a recall.
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I have two windows on my 2016 Ford f 150. Passenger side up and down window moon roof on the passenger side the two above mentioned cracks/stress are with in 18 inches of each other. The passenger up and down window is now cracked from left to right.
The contact owns a 2015 Ford F-150. While driving various speeds with all the doors locked, the front driver and passenger side doors failed to remain locked. In addition, the window lock on the driver side door was engaged, but failed when the vehicle reached higher speeds. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the vehicle was operating as designed. The vehicle was not repaired and the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 12,000.
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Warming my truck up to leave for work this morning. Turned on windshield defroster and rear window defroster to remove heavy dew. Rear defroster turned on for about 10 seconds and shut off by it self. While driving I noticed it had turned off, pushed the button again and it did not turn on. About 2 minutes later I heard a loud "pop" and looked in my rear view mirror to see that the right rear window had shattered.
Back passenger side back glass just shattered this am. Temperature was about 60, raining, humid in the cabin, with rear defroster on. After parking the truck, I shut it off, then heard a very loud pop, like a rock hit my glass. I got out and viewed the glass from the outside, and there appeared to be smoke coming from the mid-line, lowest point of the glass. The frame was dry in only this area, and the shatter webs out from this area.
Drivers mirror was foggy due to early morning moisture. Turned on my heated mirrors which are also connected to the rear sliding window defroster. About 2 minutes later while driving I heard a loud sound, like a gunshot. The passenger side back glass had shattered due to the defroster imbedded in the glass.
A crack appeared on 4/26/16 beginning at the lower seal of the windshield, and extending about 8" upward. The crack was first noted after the vehicle was stationary for approximately 4 hours. There are no nicks present that might indicate this was caused by road debris.
After rear defrost was activated while driving to work in the morning there was a very loud bang and the drivers side rear window broke and spidered. This occurred on April 15 2016. Temp was about 35 deg f. Note rear window was replaced once already in 2013 for the rear defrost not working.
Concerned about windshield not being thick/strong enough in 2016 f150s due to cameras/sensors behind the glass. I have a 2016 Ford f150 platinum, purchased new in December, 2015. Current mileage is under 4k miles. This vehicle has the 701a package, which includes lane keeping and 360 degree camera systems. Within one month of purchase, the windshield was chipped due to a small rock hitting it while driving on the highway. This chip developed into an 18" crack within 24 hours. The windshield was replaced by safelite with an oem replacement - the exact same windshield as was installed by the factory. Now a month later, a small rock hit the windshield and again chipped this new windshield - and within 24 hours, that chip turned into a 12" crack across the driver's sight line of the windshield. I believe this should be investigated.
Rear window shattering due to rear defrost temp in the 30's, started my truck, turned on the front & rear defrost for a few minutes before leaving the driveway. Heard a loud pop from behind me. My drivers side rear window was shattered. I immediately turned off the defrost, and turned off my car. Good thing I hadn't put my child in the car seat before the defroster caused the glass to shatter. I never put the vehicle in gear, stayed stationary.
Rear passenger window shattered after turning on rear window defrost.
It snowed some last night, this morning I started my truck and attempted to turn on the rear window defroster, but the light would not turn on. (I have the 3 panel window with a sliding rear window in the center) after some investigation online, I cannot convince myself to try and use the defroster again because of the risk of the window exploding. Now not being able to use the defroster is also causing a visibility issue when the window fogs up. It makes it very difficult to switch lanes and merge. It requires a lot of trust in the side mirrors which do not provide enough visibility to make the safest decisions when merging in traffic. My truck was stationary when I was trying to get the rear defroster/defogger to turn on, and I attempted several times, including shutting the engine off and starting it again. Ford should know of this problem with all the complaints on forums and several dealers know of this issue as well. Ford will not cover parts for this because they say its a part of the glass, which is not covered in warranty. I am writing this in hope to get NHTSA to review these windows before mine may implode and cause glass to shatter all over the back seat which may have people in it when it could occur.
On March 24, 2016 I started my vehicle and activated rear defrost as there had been some light snow build up. Within a few moments I was traveling down the road at approx 45 mph. About two minutes later I heard a loud bang that sounded like a gun shot. This was a bit startling and my reaction immediately caused me to swerve into the adjacent lane of traffic. I quickly pulled to the side of the road and noticed that the right rear window had shattered. The slider and left side did not break, only the right. This could have turned out much worse had there been a vehicle driving next to me at the time. Very scary experience and potentially very dangerous.
I remote started my F-150 supercrew in the morning, it was approximately 22 degrees f outside. I drove to the corner store (0. 1 miles away) to grab a bite to eat. I turned my truck off, went in, then started my truck back up to head to the gas station (0. 2 miles away) & fueled up. I turned my truck back on and hit the rear defrost button to clear some ice on the rear window. After driving for about 3-4 minutes (roughly 3 miles), while on the freeway, I heard a loud "pop". I noticed that the rear window had shattered. It was the window pane located behind the driver seat. There was no impact to the window and would've been extremely unlikely since I was driving. Must be an electrical issue (a short, a surge, or something). My truck is out of the 3 year warranty window, but has just under 22,000 miles on it. The dealership would not pay a penny to replace my window. I called the Ford customer care line and they stand behind the dealer decision to not pay anything for it. This is clearly an issue with their vehicles. I've searched this site and seen the same problems on 2010 - 2015 models of the F-150. This problem is not being addressed what-so-ever by Ford. What happens after I get this window replaced and use the defroster, only to have my new window shatter as well? I guess I have to pay for that one too. My grandmother and grandfather worked for Ford. My family has been long time Ford customers. This is my third Ford vehicle. That trend has just ended. Considering a trade in to chevy or Dodge.
Started up truck, windows were foggy so turned on front and rear defrost. Rear defrost light came on and went off. Pushed rear defrost button again and light would not come on. Parked the truck got out and heard a loud pop. Rear window driver side completely shattered. There is no impact and believe the rear defrost is defective and shorted out causing the rear window to shatter. Was not covered under Ford extended warranty and dealer wanted $950 to replace.
The contact owns a 2013 Ford F-150. Without warning, the windshield wiper blades failed to shut off and damaged the windshield. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the windshield wiper motor prematurely failed. The part was replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 22,000.
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|Power Window problems||
|Side/rear Glass problems||
|Windshield Wiper/washer problems||
|Window Regulator Failed problems||
|Exterior Rearview Mirror problems||
|Rear Window Defogger problems||
|Windshield Wiper/washer Motor problems||