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Wiper Problems of Ford F-150 - part 1



Ford F-150 owners have reported 327 problems related to wiper (under the visibility category).

car image   Wiper problem of the 2012 Ford F-150 1
Failure Date: 03/22/2017

To whom it may concern, this compliant is forwarded to you in due time. Too many times when driving back from my families home in PA, I encounter dangerous conditions on the road with regard to large dump trucks that carry stone. This morning it happened again, when I passed a said truck, rocks came out of the top of the bed, hitting my hood and windshield in several areas. It goes without say how dangerous this matter can become. The situation is even worst, if your passing when the road in bumpy. I travel east from PA, route 15, route 206, route 80, route 46 and route 3. I had to replace windshields before, because of rocks flying off of dump trucks. Please look into to this matter, before this issue causes more accidents. There must be regulations, that can be more strictly enforced. Thank, you rich lombardo.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2011 Ford F-150 2
Failure Date: 03/13/2017

It was 15 degrees outside. I used my electric start. Let the truck warm up for about 10 minutes. Went out to truck and opened the front driver door. I heard a loud noise from the back of the truck. I inspected the car and found that the back window had shattered. After doing some research online I discovered that lots of other owners are reporting this from a malfunction in the rear defrost. I was not driving and there was no other thing that could have caused my window to shatter. I live in the suburbs of minneapolis and my truck was parked in the driveway. I am just thankful this did not happen when driving down the road with my three boys. I believe Ford needs to recall the rear window with slider with power defrost as this is a safety hazard.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Ford F-150 3
Failure Date: 03/07/2017

2013 F-150 lariat� same thing, March 2017, vehicle started by remote starter in my driveway, it was approx 35 degrees out,. I buckled my son in the rear car seat, got into the vehicle. Vehicle was stationary and I heard a loud bang like something rear hit the roof area. Looked around and didn�t see anything. When I looked in my rear view mirror I could see the rear left side panel of glass had completely cracked,"spider-ed". This is the second time that this had happened to my truck(I will be submitting a second complaint regarding that incident.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Ford F-150 4
Failure Date: 03/03/2017

Used remote start, it was about 25 degrees. Went out got in truck and heard a cracking sound. Turned around to look in back seat and saw drivers side of rear window was shattered.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Ford F-150 5
Failure Date: 02/27/2017

Rear power windows with defrost option caused window to shatter when defrost was turned on. Loud, almost gunshot noise can be heard when it happened. Internet searches on the subject confirm it is not an isolated incident either.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2012 Ford F-150 6
Failure Date: 02/24/2017

Wind shield wipers wont shut off ,stay on after shuting off, does this anytime I use the wipers.


car image   Wiper problem of the 2012 Ford F-150 7
Failure Date: 02/23/2017

The contact owns a 2012 Ford F-150. While driving on the highway, the rear window shattered on the driver's side. The manufacturer indicated that there was no recall and recommended that the vehicle be taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Ford F-150 8
Failure Date: 02/21/2017

Back sliding glass window on driver's side (with defrost) - used remote cranking this morning to start the truck on a mid 40 degree morning. Truck had been running approximately 5 minutes. Upon entering the vehicle and placing it in reverse, I noticed that the rear window (driver's side, non-sliding portion) was shattered. I exited the truck to inspect and could hear cracking noises, like rice crispies, as it was still cracking. There had not been any impact to the glass previously and there was no impact at the time of the incident. The truck is approximately 24 months from the date of purchase and has 20,8xx miles. I have contacted my local Ford dealer to inquire about warranty claims.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2012 Ford F-150 9
Failure Date: 02/20/2017

The rear glass was shattered while driving with defrost on.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2012 Ford F-150 10
Failure Date: 02/06/2017

The contact owns a 2012 Ford F-150. While driving approximately 30 mph, the rear driver side window panel shattered. The vehicle was driven to the dealer where it was determined that the window was not covered under warranty. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The VIN was invalid. The approximate failure mileage was 87,000.


 
car image   Wiper problem of the 2010 Ford F-150 11
Failure Date: 02/01/2017

Was driving down the road and noticed the right side of the rear window smoking. Before I could pull over, the window exploded and the entire right side was shattered. My son was sitting in the seat directly in front of it. Upon further inspection, I noticed where the rubber seal around the window was melted from burning, and there was liquid draining from the area. I was traveling to take my kids to school and had my rear defogger in use. I have noticed numerous complaints about this issue from others, but Ford has not issued a recall.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Ford F-150 12
Failure Date: 01/30/2017

The contact owns a 2013 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving approximately 10 mph, the rear sliding window shattered after the contact activated the rear defroster without any warning. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 40,000. Sj.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2010 Ford F-150 13
Failure Date: 01/25/2017

Back window passenger ( sliding back glass unit) shattered after approximately 12 minutes after turning on rear defroster. The temperature was 34�f with no frost on back window. It sounded like a small gunshot when it happened. After speaking with the dealer I found out that this is a common problem. Ford refuses to fix the problem. Estimated cost from the dealer are $700+.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2012 Ford F-150 14
Failure Date: 01/16/2017

Started vehicle, left driveway, turned on rear window defroster, and less than a minute later while driving straight at 40mph down a city street, heard an extremely loud pop. Initially thought something hit the truck it was so loud. But then looked in the rear window and realized it had shattered.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Ford F-150 15
Failure Date: 01/13/2017

The weather was approximately 25-29 degrees f. I remote started the truck and it ran for about 10 minutes before I got in the truck to drive. I drove about 100 feet and heard a very loud bang. I looked in my rear view mirror and saw that my driver side rear window had shattered. My first thought was that something hit it, so I got out and looked and there were no chips or a spot where the crack started. The window just broke for no apparent reason. I have a rear sliding window with defrost. I was driving approximately 20 mph when it happened inside of the city, just a little way from my house.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2012 Ford F-150 16
Failure Date: 01/09/2017

While backing up over a small snow pile on driveway, left pane in back window shattered for no reason. Was going slow and turning at the same time, trying to back into garage.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2015 Ford F-150 17
Failure Date: 01/08/2017

Windshield washer fluid frozen in lines. When pushing the washer fluid button while driving, the wipers would wipe but not washer fluid would come out causing a dangerous visibility situation. I took it to the dealer that day while they were still frozen and the dealer said I did have the correct windshield washer fluid in them, but they were having problems with them freezing, so they said they dumped more alcohol in the tank and said to let it thaw overnight in the garage (thankfully I have a heated garage, but many don't so I'm not sure what their solution would be). I asked the dealer to perform the TSB currently out that covers this very situation. They said they put more alcohol in the tank and it should be fine. The dealer was dahl Ford located in onalaska, WI. This even being a problem to begin with is a alarming, and a dealer not willing to fix such an important problem when it's a known issue is just as much of an alarm! secondly, my door latches also freeze on the truck when temps are below freezing. All 4 doors of my crew cab are affected. Depending on the day, it varies which one freezes. I have stopped using car washes and trying to keep my truck as dry as possible to no avail. Once these latches freeze, the door will either not lock or unlock (depending on the last position of the switch), or when you open the door and shut it, the door mechanism will not grab and hold the door shut. After repeated slammings I can usually get it to lock, but this is absolutely rediculous. I have to carry bungee cords around in case my doors won't close and I have to bungee cord them closed to drive home! I have a newborn, I can't have this crap on a truck with 20k miles! many many many many many people are having these exact same issues, I only found out how many there were after doing an online search for a fix.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Ford F-150 18
Failure Date: 01/08/2017

The contact owns a 2013 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the rear window shattered while the defroster was activated. The failure occurred on numerous occasions. The dealer was unable to diagnose and repair the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 71,000.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2015 Ford F-150 19
Failure Date: 01/07/2017

Freezing windshield washers.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2015 Ford F-150 20
Failure Date: 01/03/2017

Windshield wiper sprayer not working in colder weather. Occurred when temperatures are under 20 degrees also another owner experience this that same day. Its happened twice now in the past week. Visibility with windows icing/smeared dirt is troublesome whether on highway or driving in general. Highly concerned I wouldn't be able to safely see to pull over. Love the truck but this is concerning.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2016 Ford F-150 21
Failure Date: 01/01/2017

During freezing conditions, my factory washer fluid would not pump. It appeared frozen, as when the temperatures rose, it started working again. This happened with about 1000 miles on the truck, and still having the factory wiper fluid.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2011 Ford F-150 22
Failure Date: 12/30/2016

While driving my 2011 f150 suoercrew cab on a 30 degree evening, I turned on the rear defroster. Within a few minutes, a passenger in the back seat heard a crackling sound and then a loud pop, the passenger side of the 3 section rear window had shattered, within a few hours the glass fron this window had started to fall out and enter into the cab, and onto the seats. This happened on 12/30/2016 at approximately 6pm, speed was about 35 mph and no other traffic was on the road.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2012 Ford F-150 23
Failure Date: 12/24/2016

The contact owns a 2012 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving at 10 mph, the rear window defroster system failed to operate without warning. The contact stated that approximately three minutes later, the window shattered. The vehicle was taken to a dealer but was not able to be diagnosed until the window was replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacture was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 42,000.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Ford F-150 24
Failure Date: 12/23/2016

The vehicle was in my driveway. I remote started it. 10 minutes later I entered vehicle and inserted key and turned on the vehicle. 10 seconds later I heard a loud pop and what sounded like leaves rustling, very slowly . It was 5 am and dark, Friday Dec 23rd, so I drove to a lit parking lot to see what happened. I noticed the rear glass behind the driver's seat was shattered. It was around 30�f. There are a lot of instances of this happening with Ford pickups.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Ford F-150 25
Failure Date: 12/21/2016

The contact owns a 2014 Ford F-150. When the vehicle was started and while idling, the rear driver side window exploded. The vehicle was driven to the contact's residence. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.