Ford F-150 owners have reported 166 problems related to wiper (under the visibility category).
The other day in the morning I started my vehicle and attempted to activate the defrost since there was some slight frost on my windows and it was chilly. The defrost button light would not light up indicating that it was on. In addition to that I have heated mirros and they would not defrost along with the sliding rear window. I attempted to open the window in hopes that that would clear up my visibility before I drove and it would not open. This is a safety issue in my eyes since I am unable to see out of my rear window and side mirrors with out wiping them off myself only to fog up minutes late.
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Tl- the contact owns a 2011 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving at 65 mph, that the rear windshield of the vehicle shattered. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the rear defrost may have shorted out, causing the glass to shatter and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 81,600. Wh.
I was driving to work in the rain. I put the rear defrost on to help clear the mirrors. After a couple of minutes I heard a loud bang as if something landed on my roof. I noticed that the drivers side rear windshield was shattered. I have a cap on the bed of the truck, so nothing could have hit it from the outside.
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Windshield wipers fail to turn off completely after use. At times turn on by themselves. Both problems occur intermittently. Act similar to intermittent mode, but timing slightly different. Online search for issue revealed numerous other vehicles with similar problem, most caused by the multifunction switch that controls the wipers. Took vehicle to dealer who diagnosed the problem as the multifunction switch and replaced at my cost. Dealer notes included "known issue".
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Was driving my 2010 Ford f150, turned on rear window defroster. Just took off from stop sign and it sounded like a shotgun going off. Stopped and my rear window was shattered. Was going less then 10 mph. Is there any recall on this? now I have to file a incident report with my insurance company and I did nothing to cause the window to shatter. If there is no recall why not !!!!!.
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Tl-the contact owns a 2010 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving at 10 mph with the defroster activated, the contact heard a loud noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. Upon further inspection, the contact noticed that the rear passenger's side window had shattered. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 55,650. Oo.
The chrome accents on the ac vents causes a glare on the driver and passenger windows. This happens during the daytime or the nighttime. It has been a problem since I took ownership of truck.
The contact owns a 2013 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while the vehicle was parked and remotely started, the rear drivers side glass shattered without warning. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 36,450.
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The contact owns a 2004 Ford F-150. While driving at approximately 40 mph in the rain, water poured into the rear window of the cab of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician replaced the gasket around the rear window and the lamp assembly. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 31,000.
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The contact owns a 2011 Ford F-150. While driving approximately 5 mph and depressed the brake pedal to stop at a stop sign, the anti lock brake warning indicator illuminated. The brake pedal was pumped and the vehicle slid into the intersection. The failure recurred on two other occasions. On the third occasion, while driving approximately 30 mph, the brake pedal failed to respond when depressed. The brake pedal was pumped as the contact slid into an intersection. The contact clipped the rear of a Jeep that was traveling approximately 60 mph, causing the Jeep to flip over twice before landing upright. The contact and the driver of the other vehicle sustained injuries that required medical attention and were transported by ambulance. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to a body shop, but the failure was unable to be determined. The damage to the vehicle was repaired. The contact also stated that when the windshield wipers were powered off, they would independently swipe across the windshield approximately every ten seconds. The contact stated that the fuse had to be removed so the windshield wipers would disengage. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 59,000.
Truck was parked, rear defroster had been on the hour long trip. Parked at destination, a few minutes later there is a loud pop sound, as if a rock had fallen on the roof of the truck. After which I look to inspect possible damage, to my surprise there was no evidence to suspect any type of damage. I looked on the roof, the bed on the truck and the surrounding of the vehicle. Found nothing to suspect and collision had happened. I dismissed the noise since there was no evidence of damage. The next morning I start up my truck to go to work and look through the rear view mirror and find the left rear driver side window is shattered completely. I then began to investigate the damage by looking for point of impact to only conclude there is no such point. The shatter is a through and though shatter, clean spider web like shatter. Is there a fault in the production of the tempered glass, the housing frame of the glass improperly installed, maybe it is short in the rear defrost system. Hoping there is an answer to this mysterious phenomena.
When I went to leave for work this morning, I tried to turn the rear defroster on and it would not turn on. After about 15 minutes of driving and slowing down to the village speed limit of 30 mph, there was a loud pop/ bang that sounded like a gunshot. I looked in my rear view mirror and noticed the driver side rear window shattered but was still in place. I pulled over to inspect it and noticed the rear defroster led light on. I have read all the complaints on this same issue and they all sound exactly the same. They all explain that it has something to do with the rear defroster and a loud pop and the rear window shattering.
While driving at 65mph on a highway in GA with my rear window defroster on, with an exterior temperature in the mid 50s, I heard a very loud bang which I initially thought was a rock kicked up by the vehicle in front of me. When I reached my destination, I found it was the passenger side rear window panel that had shattered due to the defroster overheating and was still intact because of the factory tint applied to the involved window. It's obvious the defroster was the cause because the spider webbing began at the corner/base of the window where the heating connections are in place and now my rear window defroster does not work when I attempt to activate it.
While using the rear defroster, the rear window glass shatterred. Research has indicated that this is a common occurrence resulting from a defect in the manufacture and assembly of the vehicle. The manufacturer has refused to honor my request for repaplcement of the glass.
Rear window on passenger side with the frost on shattered.
One week prior rear defrost stopped working. Right rear window shattered, while driving into parking lot. Sounded like a large chunk of ice fell on roof. Speed about 10mph. Outside air temp 38f. Took truck to Ford dealer and was told Ford hasn't had a issue with windows shattering. A mechanic from the dealership looked at the window and stated he had the same thing happen to his truck one month prior. Dealership told me to contact giant glass for replacement as there body shop doesn't replace glass. Giant glass representative stated they have seen a few f150 rear windows shattering and may have something to do with the rear defrost.
While parked in a parking lot, heard load pop sounding like a gun shot. Found rear window shattered in many pieces. After doing research found this is a common issue with this make and model. Should be a safety recall issue.
Front windshield cracked. Truck not moving, just sitting in the parking lot. I was in it. Nothing hit it. Very weird. I thought the whole thing was going to shatter. Brand new truck, only 627 miles on it. Any ideas?.
I have a 2011 Ford f150 fx4 with the power rear sliding window with defroster. The led light does not work to power the defroster and the rear window is also not defrosting. After searching on the internet if this does not get repaired the rear window has shattered. The dealer advised me there was no recall and replacement cost would be $1350.
Mar 15, 2015 at approx. 1030am,started vehicle with remote start fob, after warming for approx. 10 mins left travelling at roughly 15 mph, heard loud bang/pop, noticed that rear drivers partial window was shattered. Travelled approx 1/8 mile and returned home to investigate and found no visible damage on window or area around window. Researched online with other Ford owners and found multiple other occurrences as above.
Turned on rear window defroster after about 5 minutes there was a loud bang, the rear window on the passenger side shattered.
Cranked truck up to warm up 45 degrees outside. Got in truck after ten minutes of warm up time. Went to shift to reverse and heard a loud pop noticed the passenger side of the rear glass had spiderwebed. This seems to be a real problem with these trucks.
Drove home in warm weather. Parked backed into the driveway. Left parked overnight and got very cold. Went to go to work in the morning and back drivers side window was spidered. Ford dealer claims no known issue and out of warranty. Want $700 to replace. I'm due to turn in for new vehicle (it was a lease). They want me to pay for the damage. Model XLT supercrew 2011.
Windshield glare reflection from dash compromises visibility when driving in sunlight. Sunlight reflects off dash causing glare in windshield. Many people have complained (forums online) this has been going on for years and occurs in many vehicles. Auto manufactures need to put extremely non-reflective material on dashes to counter this. A dull dash mat really helps, proving that it can be mitigated.
I was on my way to work. It was approximately 6:30 am. I had my rear defroster on and all of a sudden I heard aloud bang. I pulled over got out looked around the truck to see if there was any damage. I found nothing. I got back in the truck went to back out and notice my back right side window had shattered. It was not hit by anything. I called Ford about it and was told that there is nothing they can do on any warranty. The back window installed is around $900.
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|Windshield Wiper/washer Motor problems||