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

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2004 Ford F-150 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2004 Ford F-150 Owner Comments (Page 6 of 11)

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problem #107

Aug 022008


  • 26,000 miles


Driver's side window simply fell down (open).

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #106

Oct 252009


  • 62,000 miles
This safety concern is in regards to the power window regulators found in my 2004 Ford F-150. The first window regulator (driver's side) went out while in North Dakota. There was no warning just a loud pop, followed by the window falling in the door. The passenger side window regulator broke one week later to the day. When both of these broke, I was left with near zero visibility inside the cab of my truck while driving or sitting. If there is any sort of precipitation, you are no longer protected. Also, the safety of my family, property, and truck has been jeopardized. Another problem arises when you go to get the problem fixed. I took my truck to a Ford dealership in jamestown, North Dakota who new of the problem as soon as they saw my window. However, they were going to replace the regulator with the same part that obviously has built in obsolescence. Why would anyone pay $400 to fix one window, only to have it break days later; leaving them stranded, hurt, or worse. With literally thousands of complaints on the internet, and many submitted on this site, it concerns me to wonder if this problem has caused a fatal crash or incident yet. Maybe this is what it will take to have this problem looked at in detail. If Ford Motor Company is willing to stand behind a plastic window regulator that has broke in my truck twice, and thousands of other similar trucks, just to save a "buck" so be it. I am just one person speaking, but, when is a "buck" worth more than someone's life.

- Cascade, IA, USA

problem #105

Dec 142009


  • 47,000 miles
Window failure in my 2004 F150 Ford pickup. Window just falls down & tape will not even hold it up. This is a well known failure by Ford & no recall. Also, my automatic transmission is slipping for the second time. It only has 47K miles with these well known & documented pervasive problems.

- Mount Holly, NC, USA

problem #104

Nov 232009


  • 54,000 miles


I was driving down the road when my window on my Ford F150 lariat came crashing down two weeks ago( my child was sitting next to the window she is 6 mths old) & it distracted me long enough to look back @ the road & there was a car stopped to make a sudden turn & I couldn't slow down fast enough & I hit them in the rear. All 4 of us went to hospital with minor injuries. It was my fault the cop said but I told him about the window & he didn't give me a ticket thankfully. Its still @ the body shop being fixed the problem was the window regulator & it is being replaced but the body shop manager says these go out way to much this is the 3rd one replaced on this truck, so I looked online & couldn't believe how many people have this problem I think you should research this & put a recall on them & make Ford fix them for free this is definitely caused from Ford trying to cut corners & save $ but this is a serious problem!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- Mansfield, GA, USA

problem #103

Nov 182009


  • 56,000 miles
This is a failure of the driver's side window falling down into the door while driving. This seams to be a very common problem for the Ford F-150 pickup. While it has not lead to a crash to my knowledge, the potential is there. Imagine driving down the interstate in crowed traffic and your window drops down without warning. Your attention will definitely be distracted from your driving and during inclement weather this could be even more dangerous. Everything I have read points to the same product failure. A recall should be mandatory before someone gets hurt.

- Rye, CO, USA

problem #102

Nov 142009


  • 45,000 miles
Driving 35 mph on smooth road, passenger attempted to lower side window and the window dropped to the bottom of the door (inside) and would not operate up.

- Gulf Shores, AL, USA

problem #101

Nov 092009


  • 38,000 miles


Same as everyone else... the window just comes crashing down without even touching it while we were driving along.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #100

Nov 042009


  • 54,500 miles
My front passenger window fell into the door as I was stopped at a stoplight waiting to get on the highway. From the sound of it I thought the window had broken. It was a good thing I wasn't driving down the highway during that time. It probably would have caused a major accident.

- Nampa, ID, USA

problem #99

Oct 302009


  • 97,000 miles
3 out of 4 windows on my 2004 Ford F150 have fallen down because of window motor regulator failure. Nothing has been done to fix the problem!

- Hartselle, AL, USA

problem #98

Oct 182009


  • 64,532 miles
I was going to my truck and I realized that the driver's side window was down. When I tried to raise it, it made a grinding noise and would not budge. All of my personal belongings were in my truck and someone could have easily taken them. I will not be able to go to work or school with the window down and I am not paying to have it repaired. This is Ford's responsibility. Something needs to be done about this issue.

- Abernathy, TX, USA

problem #97

Aug 172009


  • 55,000 miles


Right rear window in my 2004 Ford F150 fell while driving home on I10 with a infant and a two year old in their car seats. I am really upset that Ford has done nothing about this. We had to drive over 150 miles with the window down in approx. 107 degree weather in Arizona. Please make them fix the problem. Exactly one month later the passenger side rear window fell down as well so now I have two pinned up windows because I cant afford to fix them, we are a military family with my husband serving the enduring freedom tour in afghanistan.

- Safford, AZ, USA

problem #96

Sep 282009


  • 33,406 miles
I heard a loud pop or bang when I was putting up the drivers side window. The window fell down and won't come back up. Motor turns and makes a grinding noise. Crossroad Ford cary nc repair estimate was $400 - $450.

- Cary, NC, USA

problem #95

Sep 262008


  • 54,000 miles
We own a 2004 Ford F-150 and was driving down the road and hit a small bump and the passenger side window just fell down. I had to take to a body shop man to fix the window.

- Stewartsville, MO, USA

problem #94

Sep 162009


  • 90,000 miles
My drivers side window went out one day, then about two days later my passenger and back left window went out. I brought it to the Ford dealership to get it fixed, along with what I thought was a spark plug and coiles. Well I a found out that a 2004 F-150 I have to replace the engine. While it was in the shop my back right window aperantly went out. It was working when it went in, and when I got it back I had a plastic tarp on my window, panel was off, and noone had told me they let it rain in my truck or that the one window that had worked was now out also.

- Woodworth, LA, USA

problem #93

Sep 212009


  • 59,611 miles
As I lowered the driver's-side power window, it made a loud scraping noise and then an even louder pop/crack which made me think the window had broken. I raised the window cautiously and even though it continued to make noises, the glass appeared to be undamaged. About 5 minutes later, the window slid down into the door of the truck.

- Sandwich, IL, USA

problem #92

Sep 162009


  • 66,434 miles
I was driving home on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009, and the passenger side window in my 2004 Ford F-150 pickup, fell into the door. I could not get it to go back up and have no idea why this occurred. This could have been a very dangerous situation, as I was passing a large truck at the time and thought that I had been sideswiped. Ford should fix this problem based on the number of occurrences that I have now seen.

- Lumberton, TX, USA

problem #91

Sep 162009


  • 65,000 miles
Driving down the road and my driver window came crashing down. 2004 F !50

- Spokane, WA, USA

problem #90

Sep 042009

F-150 8-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
I own a Ford F150 V8 5.4 tritan about a month ago my passengers side window fell down in the door while I was driving down the road. It scared me and caused me to swerve while driving. This is definitely an issue. About a week ago my drivers side E window did the same thing while driving on a two lane winding road. It crashed down into the door scaring me and almost causing an accident. After doing some research I realized that this is problem many other Ford owners are having and not just a fluke. Something needs to be done about this before it causes an accident resulting in someone's death.

- Paradise Valley, NV, USA

problem #89

Sep 102009


  • 80,000 miles
I've had to have the window regulators replaced 4 times in one year. Can someone please look into this. I see 100's of complaint about this issue. Thank you.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #88

Mar 292009


  • 55,000 miles
Passenger side automatic window fell into the door and does not roll up.

- Winnetka, CA, USA

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