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Wiper Problems of Ford F-150 - part 1

Ford F-150 owners have reported 345 problems related to wiper (under the visibility category).

car image   Wiper problem of the 2011 Ford F-150 1
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.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2016 Ford F-150 2
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.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Ford F-150 3
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.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2010 Ford F-150 4
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 5
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 6
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.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Ford F-150 7
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 8
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 9
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 2011 Ford F-150 10
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!.


 
car image   Wiper problem of the 2011 Ford F-150 11
Failure Date: 04/03/2017

My 2011 f150 rear window pane broke about 1 minute after turning on the rear defrost as I was driving down my street. This needs to be recalled as it is a very dangerous situation to have a window breaking directly over the rear seats. Kids and passengers are being put in a dangerous situation by entering the backseat. This is clearly a problem as others have stated. Ford and my extended warranty will not cover the window unless it is diagnosed, however I have contacted 5 dealerships who said they are unable to diagnose a problem like this. I can no longer have anyone ride in my truck in the backseat.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2015 Ford F-150 12
Failure Date: 03/25/2017

Rear window shattered. Vehicle was parked. I was away from the vehicle working and when I returned I noticed the rear window was shattered outward. Outside temp was 60 degrees f, and there was little to no wind. Center slider was intact, but the large glass was blown outward in the center of the two largest areas. See photos.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Ford F-150 13
Failure Date: 03/24/2017

Backing out slowly out of my driveway I heard a loud pop, confused I stopped grabbed my flashlight and examined. Out of nowhere my rear driver side window next to the slider has shattered. And as soon as I googled the problem it is everywhere. This seems ludicrous for Ford not to offer fixes.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Ford F-150 14
Failure Date: 03/23/2017

The contact owns a 2013 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while the vehicle was stationary, the rear windshield shattered without impact. The vehicle was taken to a dealer but the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact then was advised by glass repair specialist, that a faulty connection in the rear defroster had caused the windshield to shatter. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 56, 500.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2012 Ford F-150 15
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 16
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.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2015 Ford F-150 17
Failure Date: 03/08/2017

Windshield cracked without any impact from road debris while driving down the freeway at 65 to 70 mph in 70 degree clear weather on March 8, 2017. Crack started after a very loud noise, like a gun shot, at the upper edge of the windshield right at the roof line just above rearview mirror and expanded about 8 inches at a 60 degree angle then ran at 180 degree angle another 14 inches before heading back to the top lip of the windshield at a 90 degree angle. Professional body & glass repair shop could not find impact of any kind anywhere on the windshield appeared like a general stress fracture not associated with impact or excessive stress more like a flaw in the windshield structure. Truck had approximately 26,000 miles on odometer has never been used to tow nor has it been off road. Have windshield fractures not associated with impact been reported on other aluminum body Ford pickups . We took possession of our truck in June of 2015. Our truck is a super crew cab 2 wheel drive 2. 7 liter v6 lariat model. Repair was a little over $500 not covered by insurance. These windshields have sound proofing material inside them according to the body shop and somewhat unusual.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Ford F-150 18
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.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Ford F-150 19
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.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Ford F-150 20
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 21
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 22
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 23
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 24
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 25
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.