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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
41,583 miles
Total Complaints:
10 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (5 reports)
  2. rear window seal needs replacing (5 reports)
2004 Ford F-150 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2004 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #10

Jun 012013

F-150 Lariat 4x4 5.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,800 miles


A month after buying this good looking low mileage truck from my neighbor, I started noticing the carpet is wet after it rains.

Took it to Ford and they think it's coming from the 3rd brake light over the back window. Est repair is $400. No thanks! I guess I'll try to seal it one of these days when I am bored- which is never.

That's why I don't buy American trash. My parents bought only USA and we were constantly taking them to the shop. I am too busy to spend more good money on an over-priced F-150 to then forfeit time & more cash to fix stuff that should be reliable since we paid a steep PREMIUM for their "quality."

Guess I should stick to 5 yr old Toyota Corolla and live complaint free.

- , Beltsville, MD, USA

problem #9

Oct 142008

F-150 FX-4 5.4L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles

Floor gets wet at the very back of the cab! I think it is coming thru at the middle glass seal along the bottom.

- , Tell City, IN, USA

problem #8

Oct 052010

F-150 FX 5.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles

Rear sliding widow leaks in the right corner. I have not called the dealer yet. I am trying to investigate any recalls on this problem.

- , Fayetteville, AR, USA

problem #7

Aug 042004

F-150 XLT 4.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles


after buying my truck while driving with mother in law in the back seat during a heavy rain she screamed im getting wet and we notticed that there was a leak at the tom near the third brakelight area. it came from the factory like this and it was not covered by my dealer or any waranty. good to see im not the only one. it only leaks during a heavy storm or going to the car wash

- , Irving, TX, USA

problem #6

Jul 222009

F-150 FX4 5.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

We live in Florida. At the end of the summer season it rains EVERY day! We are driving down the highway and a particularly bad rainstorm hits. And the kids start complaining that they are getting wet. the slider window in the back of the truck is steadily dripping water, a LOT of water!!!

- , St Augustine, FL, USA

problem #5

Aug 192005

F-150 5.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,029 miles

I had gone on vacation and window leaked when rain and it was very inconvenient. I had to have the window seals replaced. I was so unhappy about all the problems,

- , Virginia Beach, Va, USA

problem #4

Aug 212009

F-150 Super Crew V8 Tritan 5.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,000 miles


On Sat. my husband and I were driving through a severe thunderstorm and just happened to notice that the middle back seat was soaked. With further investigation we realized that the water was coming in around the seal of the back sliding glass window.

While attempting to look up a solution online to fix this problem, (Which is going to cost us anywhere from $200-$500) I have found over 100 other people with the exact same problem. But according to not only all those people but the Ford Motor Company too, this particular default is not covered under any manufacturers warranty or any dealer replacements deals.But like I stated this is a extremely common issue. So my question is what the hell is their problem?? Without us as customers they wouldn't have a dime and now they are refusing to even acknowledge that there is a problem. This will be the absolute last Ford vehicle I own. If anyone else happens to know a way to get anywhere with Ford then please pass it along!!

- , Hertford, NC, USA

problem #3

Jun 252007

F-150 Lariat 5.4L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles

Rear window leaks when we get a heavy rain. This is not the only window problems that I have had with this truck.

- , Ozark, AR, USA

problem #2

Jan 012008

F-150 5.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

Rear window started leaking (in corner) and (middle of window) about 2 months out of warranty. Not sure how long it was leaking before we noticed it.

- , Madison, AL, USA

problem #1

Aug 142007

(reported on)

F-150 XLT 5.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

If I was Ford, I would hang my head in shame.

- , Berrien Center, MI, USA

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