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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 7 of 11)

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problem #87

Sep 072009

F-150

  • 40,815 miles

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

The power windows on my F-150 have failed on four different occasions, with one window failing twice. A family member was driving the first time this occurred and was fortunate not to wreck the vehicle. The latest occurrence was fortunate that it occurred while I was in the parking lot of the mall. It is evident by the number of complaints that Ford is not taking this problem as serious as they should.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #86

Sep 042009

F-150

  • 68,075 miles
I, like thousands of others of concerned consumers, have experienced faulty window regulators in my 2004 Ford F-150. Last night, my rear window broke when trying to role it up. Several months ago, my driver window broke when I wasn't even using the window or near the truck. I just walked out to my truck with the window down - thinking someone had broken into my truck. When complaining to Ford, they said there is nothing that can be done. The guy at the Ford service department at my local dealership said he had the same truck at the time and had already replaced 3 on his truck. As for correcting the problem when doing the $350 repair, he told me the repair is the same as it was manufactured and he acknowledged problem would repeat over time. Paying over $30,000 for a truck and having windows breaking like this is absurd. For Ford to refuse to correct the problem is more absurd. Consumers need your help, please do something.

- Colleyville, TX, USA

problem #85

Aug 302009

F-150

  • 85,000 miles
Driver side window in my 2004 F-150 lariat fell down in the door while traveling 35mph down the road. It made a very loud thump sound before it fell.

- Springdale, AR, USA

problem #84

Aug 282009

F-150

  • 50,250 miles

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

It looks like there will have to be a number of injuries or deaths before a recall is put in effect here. I have a Ford F150 supercrew 2004, the driver's side window dropped and shattered suddenly while driving in heavy traffic with a loud noise and shattered glass. I thought I was shot at, at the time and was very lucky there was not a serious accident killing and injuring many people. Kids were crying and all inside vehicle were very upset. Afterwards I removed the window glass and the regulator assembly and the problem is the plastic clips that hold the control cables in place. They appear to be cheap and fragile and obviously break easily and for no reason, letting the cables come out of their guides and therefore dropping the window unexpectedly. I have taken numerous pictures if anyone from Ford, NHTSA or anyone else would like to see. This incident really screwed up a otherwise great day because of shoddy engineering and quality from a american car company (Ford). I am in the process of buying and replacing this window regulator myself at a cost of $187 + tax + time + inconvenience with no assurance this will not happen again.

- Oxford, AL, USA

problem #83

Aug 112009

F-150

  • 40,000 miles
Power windows drop into door.

- Georgwtown, TX, USA

problem #82

Aug 172009

F-150

  • 68,100 miles
While driving I heard a loud, metallic-sounding pop from one of my doors, followed by the window sliding down into the door. The window would not respond to the power window button. The local dealership performing the repair has quoted the power window regulator assembly as being the problem, and quoted $450 to replace the defective part.

- Garden Grove, CA, USA

problem #81

Aug 132009

F-150

  • 65,672 miles

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

On Thursday, August 13, 2009, I was putting my son in my truck to head off to work. As we pulled away, he started saying something about the window. I looked back and the window next to him was down about 3 inches. By the time we got to his daycare, the window was all the way down. I had to go back home, pull the window up and jam it into place. I won't be able to take it in until Monday. This is at least the 5th time a window has fallen on this truck in three years and I have also had to have the rear power sliding window motor replaced twice. The previous occurrences have been under either factory or extended warranty, but this one will not be. Fortunately none of them have happened while I was driving like other drivers I have seen on this website. How many more people need to complain before the Agency takes action? this is obviously a big problem as well as an expensive problem.

- Highland, CA, USA

problem #80

Aug 142009

F-150

  • 0 miles
I attempted to put my passenger side window down & it crashed down into the door with the glass shattering as it dropped into the door frame. Approximately two years ago I had the drivers side window looked at it sounded strange on operation. Ford dealers disagreed. One month later the window failed to operate & Ford fixed the window at their cost. I also had them check all of the other windows because they too did not sound correct when operating and nothing was found wrong at that time. I am now without a window & will contact Ford about this problem & hope they will fix it at their expense as I feel this should not be my responsibility for a truck that is only 5 yrs old.

- Bridgeton, NJ, USA

problem #79

Aug 132009

F-150

  • 87,489 miles
When I started my truck, I rolled down the rear drivers side window and when I pushed the button to roll up the window I heard a pop and then a sound like something fell inside the door. The window will not roll up. Now the window slides down by itself.

- Conway, SC, USA

problem #78

Aug 042008

F-150

  • 54,150 miles
I have a 2004 F140 supercrew 4X4. Last week I heard a pop come from my passenger side rear door and not a minute later my window fell down in the door. Two days later I heard the same pop come from my passenger side front door. Two regulators popped with in three days. I can't afford to fix them right now so I'm riding around with vise grips holding my windows up. This is ridiculous. This is the second Ford pickup that I've had this problem with. Ford really needs to issue a recall.

- Leesburg, FL, USA

problem #77

Aug 082009

F-150

  • 75,000 miles

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

Driver window fell while driving.

- Cosby, TN, USA

problem #76

Aug 032009

F-150

  • 68,000 miles
While driving on freeway, left rear window regulator failed and window glass fell from the closed position with a loud boom. As a result of the loud crashing of the falling window glass at freeway speeds combined with the sudden and violent gust of wind and debris into the cab nearly caused me to loose control, and roll over. This is the third incident I have experienced with window regulator failure on this truck.

- Covina, CA, USA

problem #75

Jul 032009

F-150

  • miles
Rolled down my driver's window, started rolling it back up heard a loud pop, window fell down & wouldn't roll back up.

- Granite City, IL, USA

problem #74

Jul 172009

F-150

  • 59,400 miles
Driver side window fell into door. Window no longer operative. Window regulator failed at plastic connector.

- Lincoln, CA, USA

problem #73

Jul 262009

F-150

  • 38,390 miles
I when to roll down my window and it started down then I heard a loud bang and the glass fell inside the door this is a concern because some could still my stuff out of my truck or even still it right now I have it rigged where it will stay up but I can not roll down or use my window.

- Fayette, AL, USA

problem #72

Jul 182009

F-150

  • 30,000 miles
Started in June 2008 with driver's window dropping into door. July 2008 rear driver's side window did same. Now July 18, 2009 rear passenger's window did same. Each time dealer refuses to say that its a problem. Say mine is the only truck doing this. Truck only has 36,000 miles.

- West Berlin, NJ, USA

problem #71

Jul 062009

F-150

  • 48,000 miles
In the past two weeks three power window regulators in my 2004 Ford F-150 four door pickup have failed. I am reporting this because there needs to be a consumer recall. Ford is covering up the problems I have searched online and found over 1000 different complaints in less than 30 minutes.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #70

Jun 242009

F-150

  • 72,000 miles
12/2008 - passenger's rear window regulator failed allowing window to fall down. 6/24/2009 - driver's rear window regulator failed allowing window to fall down. 6/26/2009 - driver's front window regulator failed and window fell rapidly into door. Noise caused scare that made driver swerve almost colliding with vehicle in adjoining lane. 12/2008 replaced unit. 6/2009 - no repairs made yet.

- Leander, TX, USA

problem #69

Jun 172009

F-150

  • 102,120 miles
I was in the neighborhood, 3 houses away, when an oncoming car came. I swerved my passenger side mirror then struck a mailbox. The passenger window was down. In the process, on impact, the glass from the mirror exploded. When the mirror exploded, only then, the shattered glass flew into the window cutting a vane in my right arm. I bleed profusely for 20 min. I managed to slow down the bleeding but eventually went to medical center then to the hospital. Glass flew into and fragments of glass penetrated the seats in the vehicle and clothing on the body.

- Fayetteville, GA, USA

problem #68

Jun 252009

F-150

  • 42,000 miles
I have a 2004 Ford F-150 FX4. I bought this truck last September and it has 42000 miles on it. For the past week my window has been making a grinding sound like maybe sand in the parts when I roll it down. Today the window popped and fell down. I feel this is a safety hazard to me or any passengers. I took the door panel off and the pieces that look broken are plastic. I refuse to pay $400 to get it fixed.

- Wendell, NC, USA

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