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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,274 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 14 of 31)

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problem #357

Jun 212010

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 92,086 miles

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

I have had to replace 3 window regulators on my 2004 F-150 supercrew and just yesterday another one went out. I was backing out of my driveway I heard a loud bang like someone had thrown a rock at the door on drivers side and I knew immediately what it was. As I drove away lo and behold the window came crashing down. I can't believe how often this has occurred to others that I know local dealership says sorry, but your in luck we have those in stock what a joke I'm out $140 and about 2 hours again I'm getting better I think I'm gonna change professions with the frequency that this happens in the South Texas heat.

- San Benito, TX, USA

problem #356

Jun 212010

F-150

  • miles
Complete and unexpected 2004 Ford driver-side power window regulator failure, consisting of sudden glass pane window drop while at speed of 65mph accompanied by loud boom noise. - this experience was quite unnerving, and nearly caused me to veer into another lane occupied by other vehicles. - apparently Ford is well aware of this ongoing situation regarding these window components, yet refuses to do anything about it.

- Clayton, NJ, USA

problem #355

Jun 012009

F-150

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Ford F-150. The contact stated while the sitting in the parked position, the rear passenger side window involuntarily fell open. The vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop where the contact was informed the window regulator failed. The window regulator was replaced. The failure recurred on the front passenger and driver's side windows. The vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop at each failure where the window regulator was replaced. The manufacturer advised there were no additional complaints of the failure and would not provide any assistance. The failure mileage was 70,000 and the current mileage was 87,000.

- Argyle, TX, USA

problem #354

Jun 202010

F-150

  • 72,000 miles

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

F150 window regulators.. I own an 2004 F150 and this is the 2nd window regulator that has gone out in recent years.. fortunately, noone was sitting in the particular set that failed.. this is serious safe hazard and windows should not be failing on there own like that.. please help with this issue concern Ford F150..

- Lawton, OK, USA

problem #353

Jun 142010

F-150

  • miles
Change window regulator 2004 F150 lariat driver side rear window.

- Sulphur, LA, USA

problem #352

Jun 122010

F-150 4WD 4-cyl

  • 56,770 miles
I was driving my 2004 Ford F150 supercrew truck. I just turned on the aircondition because it was over 90 degrees outside. I lowered the rear windows to help cool the inside quicker. I heard this loud thud and then a grinding sound as the windows are lowered. I got worried. I then raised the windows and while the right rear window went up, the left rear window did not. Instead I heard a grinding sound again. I noticed that the left window is still open. I decided to leave it open since my destination is close by. When I got to my destination, I tried to operate the windows a couple more times to try to close it, but nothing was happening. Since I'm worried that something may happen to the truck and everything I had inside, I decided to sleep in the back seat of the truck that night. The following day, I searched the internet to find out how to remove the door panel to determine the problem. I found out instead that there were a lot of complaints regarding the window regulator on 2004 and 2005 F150, in addition to the information I wanted. When I opened the door panel, I found out that the cable is loose and bent. The plastic window regulator has mangled the cable, leaving the window down. I'm now trying to find out how to remove the window regulator to replace it.

- Milpitas, CA, USA

problem #351

Jun 012010

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 39,000 miles

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

The window regulator on front driver side is broken and it only has 39,000 miles. This is an expensive repair and the duct tape clashes with the lariat trim.

- Missouri City, TX, USA

problem #350

Jun 132010

F-150

  • miles
I have a 2004 F150 lariat and in 2007 my pass rear window fell down, so here I am riding on the expressway and the outside temperature is about 97 degrees when I here this noise from the rear and good thing I do not scare easily or it would have been a terrible accident. I went to the dealer and I was told it would be $500 to fix it. So here it is 2010 and the other rear door window has done the same thing, not sure what it will cost this time but I can see there is no recall on this item.

- Albany, GA, USA

problem #349

Jun 092010

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 59,239 miles
While driving the drivers side window fell down into the door. Later investigation indicates that the window regulator broke for no apparent reason allowing the window to fall.

- St. Augustiune, FL, USA

problem #348

Jan 012006

F-150

  • 51,000 miles
I am the owner of a 2004 Ford F-150 pickup truck. So far, 3 of the four window regulators have failed. This is expensive. There is no temporary fix except taping the windows up. This does not allow the vehicle to be secured.

- Drumright, OK, USA

problem #347

Nov 012009

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 60,000 miles

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

All four of the power window regulators on my 2004 F-150 have failed over the last couple of years. I use the truck for work and generally travel alone so the non-driver windows get very little use.

- Bedford, TX, USA

problem #346

Jun 072010

F-150

  • miles
Bought 2004 Ford F-150 lariat S.crew 4X4 Dec.2004. Have had to replace the window regulators in three windows now @ $400 a pop. Went out this morning and F-in window down again front pass.side. I am so fed up with this and it is costing a fortune! please recall! recall!

- Hanford, CA, USA

problem #345

Jun 072010

F-150

  • 66,254 miles
Driver side window in 2004 Ford F150 began squeaking and grinding when going up and down, about 6 months ago. Today the window made a loud crunching sound and the glass fell in to the door.

- Wheeling, WV, USA

problem #344

Jun 062010

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 162,114 miles
I have a 2004 Ford F150 that has four doors with a crew cab. All four window regulators have failed on the truck while I was driving the vehicle. Even the back windows have filed and they are not used at all. This has the potential to cause a safety incident if the window were to shatter and glass come inside the cabin. I have replaced 2 of the four regulators and they are poorly designed. Something needs to be done to make Ford Motor Company own up to the poor design and safety concern.

- Beach City, TX, USA

problem #343

Jun 022010

F-150

  • 68,000 miles
I had no warning at all before the power window crank broke on my 2004 F-150 it is stuck down with no way for me to roll my window up and it sounds like the window is going to break in the door I have not had any time to fix this part or the money to take it to the shop to get it fixed. I was just reading around the internet on how to fix it and have ready multiple stories of this being a problem on this model of truck.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #342

Jun 052010

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 67,000 miles
This the first time this has happened to me, window regulator broke. Not sure why or how it happened. Tried to open the window, then it just fell/ slammed inside the door.kind of freaked me out. I've been on line and found several other people having this problem.

- Howell, MI, USA

problem #341

Jun 032010

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 84,000 miles
This is the third time the window regulator on my 2004 Ford supercrew window has failed causing my window to fall down into the door. The first time the vehicle only had 40000 miles on it and was fairly new. When I called Ford I was told this was a known issue with this model. This last time it was at roughly 84000 miles. I am a state trooper who works many crashes every day. I know this is a very serious safety issue for the driver. When the window falls, air blows into the window causing contents of the vehicle to fly about. This seriously distracts the driver and can cause visibility issues (papers flying onto the windshield). Even worse an unproperly restrained child can fall out the window. I have contacted the Ford mechanics about this issue and they all agree it should have been recalled years ago. The service advisors already know the exact amount of cost for the replacement due to the frequency of it happening. Approx $400 what is it going to take-a life lost for the problem to be corrected?

- Sinton, TX, USA

problem #340

May 282010

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
I have a 2004 Ford F150 pickup truck. Three of the four power window regulators have failed spectacularly. The windows crash down into to the door without warning and my babies have been in their car seats right next to them. They have to be replaced for at least $350 each. And I have three!!

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #339

Jun 032010

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 77,715 miles
I have had 3 power window regulators fail on my 2004 F-150. The first was in February of 2008 (front drivers) then in February of 2010 the back drivers and today the back passengers where my 2 year old was at in her car seat. It scared her so bad she wouldn't stop crying for 20 minutes or so. I have only been able to have the front drivers replaced because I don't have the money for the others. They are just "shimmied" into the up position.

- Waukegan, IL, USA

problem #338

Apr 192010

F-150

  • 54,000 miles
I have a 2004 Ford F-150 lariat super crew truck that has had to have 3 out of 4 window motors replaced. The windows just stop working and a new motor has to be installed.

- Pawleys Island, SC, USA

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