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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,447 miles

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2004 Ford F-150 windows / windshield problems

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2004 Ford F-150 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 11)

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problem #187

Nov 152010

F-150

  • 70,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2004 Ford F150. While driving approximately 50 mph, the front driver side window suddenly dropped into the door panel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostics where the technician advised that the window track inside the door needed to be replaced. The failure later recurred on the front passenger side window and rear driver side window. The front driver and passenger side window tracks were replaced. The rear driver side window tracks were not replaced. The vehicle was not further repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

- Camilla, GA, USA

problem #186

Jun 172009

F-150

  • 47,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving various speeds the drivers side front and rear window would suddenly fall without any warning. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer and they have not diagnosed the failure. The manufacturer was contacted but offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 47,000.

- Eldarado Hills, CA, USA

problem #185

Jun 012011

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 36,100 miles
Door window will not operate up or down.

- Ca, CA, USA

problem #184

May 312011

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 59,621 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving on the highway my driverside window came crashing down causing me to fishtail into the right lane causing other cars to slam on their brakes luckily no one was hurt. When I called Ford and some other mechanics they said allot of people had the same problem and its probably going to happen again to the other window. But there's no recall because its not a emission or safety problem. "?" windows falling while driving on the hwy not a safety concern. Well im just gonna have to keep paying $400 for window regulators to keep my family safe....

- Philadelphia , PA, USA

problem #183

Jun 012011

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 16,500 miles
Second power window regulator has failed now in the last two weeks. In both cases, the window suddenly dropped completely while I was driving on the highway at highway speeds.

- Rockville, MD, USA

problem #182

Apr 102011

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 79,500 miles
Power window regulator failure on passenger side window of 2004 Ford 150 crew cab. The window fails without warning and falls down inside of the door. This can be a problem if the failure occurs during inclement weather or while driving as it did with my truck. Used a wood brace to hold window up with plastic to cover in case of rain and duct tape until parts arrived. No window visibility and possible theft problems. I park my truck outside at work and leave the work area so I never know what condition my truck will be in or if it will still be there when I return at the end of the day. Until I have the part and time to fix this, I'm not sure what could happen.

- Liberty Hill, TX, USA

problem #181

Aug 012010

F-150

  • 80,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Drivers side window regulator failed, window 'fell' while vehicle in motion. Electric window now is inoperable. Ford will not fix under warr, or recall. Part if very expensive and not a re-designed part, still original equip, faulty design. I cannot and willnot put the same type of part back in, so my window has been made to stay in the upright position. I believe it's a safety hazard to not be able to have a functioning window. And there are three other window that could fail at any moment.

- Ault, CO, USA

problem #180

Mar 272011

F-150

  • 58,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Ford F150. While driving approximately 45 mph, the contact noticed that the driver side window had fractured without warning. He stated that the window regulator was faulty. The dealer advised the contact to notify the manufacturer of the failure. The manufacturer informed the contact that T was a known failure; however, did not offer any assistance. The current mileages were 61,000 and the failure mileages were 58,000.

- Oxford, AL, USA

problem #179

Feb 282009

F-150

  • 37,000 miles
My 1 and a half yr old son and I had just pulled up to church. I rolled down the front passenger window to talk to a relative and as I pressed the down button I heard a loud pop. I wasn't sure what the noise was, so I went to quickly roll the window up and check the outside of the truck. As I tried to roll the window up, I realized it was the window that made the pop because the window quickly fell the rest of the way into the truck. As I did not have any other option, my son and I had to drive 15 miles home going 45 miles per hour in the cold February night (I had to bundle him up as best as I could) because there was not another option for us to get home (and the window would not stay up). After research online (and talking to Ford dealers) found out it was the window regulator and quite common in 2004 Ford F150 lariats. I feel this should definitely be a recall because it could be very dangerous if this happened on the highway going 65 - 70 mph! 09/27/10 (63500 miles) - driving in town the rear driver side window just fell down into the window. No Ford dealer in our town we had to drive 45 minutes in the cold of October with a piece of cardboard in the window (that kept moving and causing the window to continuously fall into the truck and having to make many stops along the way). Same issue - window regulator had to be replaced. 04/10/11 (69000 miles) - driving home from church in town the window started to fall into the truck. As this is the third time this has happened, we are 100% sure it is the window regulator! setting up an appointment with the Ford dealer to get it fixed. Researched online, and this has happened to many other 2004 Ford F150 lariat truck owners! again, we are very thankful we were not driving on the highway at 70 mph with our little one in the back in the middle of winter! very unsafe!

- Shenandoah, IA, USA

problem #178

May 152009

F-150

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Ford F150. While the vehicle was parked the contact attempted to open the front drivers side window when the glass fell into the door. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technicians replaced the window regulator. The contact stated that the drivers side rear window and the front passengers side window also experienced the same failure but had not been repaired because the warranty expired. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Lorenzo, TX, USA

problem #177

Aug 302010

F-150

  • 123,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I own a 2004 Ford F150 and have had 3 window regulator failures, 2 while driving. The dangerous one was on the drivers side at night during a rain storm. Ford dealer states he replaces 1-2 a week but is not yet a recall. He says it wont get a recall until someone dies. I think it is a known dangerous problem that Ford needs to take care of but wont until a recall is mandatory. Please recall this problem before "someone dies" and "only then" mandates a recall. Thank you for your time.

- Marianna, FL, USA

problem #176

Feb 182011

F-150 8-cyl

  • 74,000 miles
The rear window passenger side of my 2004 F-150 lariat super cab came crashing down after a loud pop which startled my wife driving our grand daughter home from school with our three year old grandson sitting in the rear passenger seat in a car seat securely bucked which caused her to leave the road way.

- Monticello, GA, USA

problem #175

Aug 142010

F-150

  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Ford F-150. The contact stated that both rear window regulators were broken. He replaced one previously at his own expense and now the other one was broken. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 38,000.

- Fallbrook, CA, USA

problem #174

Feb 132011

F-150

  • 79,000 miles
2004 F150 window regulator and nylon clip defective. 2 of 4 windows have come crashing down scratching the tint and Ford dealer charging out the repair to my extended warranty. These window regulators are obviously defective and the dealer or manf. Has done nothing to resolve. Safety hazard.

- Whittier, CA, USA

problem #173

Feb 092011

F-150

  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving various speeds the right passenger side window suddenly fell inside the door and he was unable to close it. The vehicle was not inspected by the dealer nor had it been repaired. This failure occurred on the drivers side window one year prior and was inspected by a dealer who stated that the failure was due to a defective window regulator and needed to be replaced. The drivers side window regulator was replaced. The failure mileage was approximately 95,000.

- Badesto, CA, USA

problem #172

Jan 272011

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 71,510 miles
Driver side window fell down after I tried to roll it up, a few weeks later the back passenger window fell down by itself.

- Conway, AR, USA

problem #171

Dec 012010

F-150

  • 75,000 miles
I have had my second window regulator failure on my Ford F150 2004 supercrew. This auto only has 80,000 miles and this has happened twice in 6 months. I feel this is dangerous and they need to be recalled before someone gets hurt or property damage.

- Rison, AR, USA

problem #170

Jan 202011

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 87,664 miles
My girlfriend & I were driving our 2004 Ford F-150 on the freeway going about 70 mph when we heard a really startling, loud bang & saw my drivers side window slam down into the door. I thought someone was shooting at the truck or something & swerved into other lanes in a panic. We were almost in a serious accident because of it. After taking the door panel off & seeing all the wire cables hanging there & broken plastic pieces I did some research & found thousands of complaints about the same thing. This is a safety issue for us & others. We were fortunate enough to not be injured or injure anybody else. From what I have read, we should expect it to happen again which really bothers me. We have 3 small children & if this had happened or happens again when they are in the car & we get into an accident, we all could get seriously injured or even killed. This is completely unacceptable & needs to be recalled immediately. Ford needs to be held accountable for putting out faulty parts before someone gets hurt or killed. We know there is a problem, why hasn't anybody done anything about it is beyond me though. And to add insult to injury they are asking over $400 per window to replace with the same faulty part. I'm not positive, but I believe it will happen to my passenger side window soon too because it has not worked right since the first couple weeks I bought my truck, not even a full year ago & its been making noises. Recall immediately please!

- Bellflower, CA, USA

problem #169

Dec 052010

F-150

  • 61,000 miles
While driving around 55 mph, front passenger window fell into the door with a loud slam. Unable to use the window controls to raise the window. This is the 4th different window in this vehicle and final window to go within a year and a half. This is a 2004 Ford F150 supercrew and the dealer states it is the window regulator as was the case in the other window failures. They say the regulator part (small plastic piece) that fails is normal wear and tear, however they no longer make that part, they have changed manufactures and the new part should not do this. The motor and the regulator are still good, however you must purchase both of these in order to get the new plastic piece, which is now an all inclusive part around $200 at dealer.

- Springfield, VA, USA

problem #168

Jan 072011

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
Rear window fell causing air to rush in could not raise rear window, 1 year old child in baby seat in backseat. Could have been catastrophic. No warning no way to raise window. Read numerous instances of this same event happening to thousands of others with same model year and manufacturer.

- Highland Mills , NY, USA

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