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Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,274 miles

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2004 Ford F-150 windows / windshield problems

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2004 Ford F-150 Owner Comments (Page 19 of 31)

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problem #257

Dec 122009


  • miles


This is the third regulator on my windows I have replaced the last one happened when I was christmas shopping and when I came out of the store my window was almost completely down how nothing got stolen istill dont know.

- Windthorst, TX, USA

problem #256

Dec 272009


  • 57,455 miles
2004 F150 crew cab - a few months after the warranty expired, the drivers side window regulator failed causing the window to fall into the track without warning. The result of the failure caused me to swerve and narrowly miss on coming traffic. A few months ago the passengers fwd window failed in the same mannor. Then just Sunday 12-27-09 the right rear window failed the same way. So 3 of 4 regulators failed, causing $1300 in repairs. Just waiting for the 4th to fail as well. Something has to be done to Ford to cover the costs of repairs. This design has an obvious flaw and all the dealers are saying is "lodge a complaint" as they steal your money. Make Ford take some tarp money and reimburse the general public for there design error. No deaths have been attributed to this problem but do not wait until one occurs before action is taken.

- Greensboro, NC, USA

problem #255

Dec 262009


  • 84,122 miles
Driver window slammed down in door for second time, caused by regulator failure. Can't afford repairs have to wedge window up.

- Panama City Bch., FL, USA

problem #254

Dec 172009


  • 69,000 miles


The power window regulators in three of the four windows have broken. This is clearly a defect that Ford knows about. The components are the power window regulator. The break and the window falls without warning.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #253

Nov 162009


  • 115,000 miles
On Dec 31, 2008, while driving to dinner, I heard a loud noise and assumed something hit my vehicle. My window then began slowly sliding down. I was told that the regulator was broken and I needed to replace the entire mechanism (regulator and motor), I could only get the part through a Ford dealership. The complete repair (part and labor) cost me approx. $380. On Nov 16, 2009 (11 months later) the same thing again happens to my rear passenger side window. I was not driving this time. The vehicle was parked at my home. I received an estimate stating that I would be paying nearly the same cost as before.

- Ponte Vedra, FL, USA

problem #252

Sep 152009


  • 80,000 miles
My complaint is for my 2004 Ford F150 window regulator. I now have 2 windows that are broke and Ford wants approx. $500 each to fix. The first situation was with the whole family in the truck, we heard a loud pop and thought we hit something, then the window just slid down inside the door. We were out of town and had to find tape or something to hold the window up because it was cold outside. The 2nd situation I was by myself coming home from work and pop again which made me so mad that it could happen twice. I had to take the door panels off and the windows are now held up with a rip cord and all the electric windows have been disconnected so we cannot even open any of them. Ford needs to fix this poor design that they know about for free and recall this model.

- Rockford, TN, USA

problem #251

Dec 082009


  • 98,684 miles


Own a 2004 Ford F-150 4 door. I have had to replace three of the fourpower window regulators. All three were still under warranty also, the transmission hesitation/loss of RPM/ while driving more so on the freeway when the RPM's reach about 1200/1500 or loss of RPM on deceleration. The dealer would not look at my tranny. Truck was still under warranty. Now 1 year later my tranny has gone out. I have no warranty and not sure how much it is going to cost to get replaced. I believe this all could have been avoided if the dealer would have just looked at my tranny when I asked while my vehicle was still under warranty. Mileage is approx. 98,684. Less than 99,000.

- Alpine, CA, USA

problem #250

Oct 032009


  • 56,000 miles
Window regulators failing under normal driving conditions. Safety concern for passengers and driver. 3rd failure on same vehicle, different window each time.

- Bastrop, TX, USA

problem #249

Nov 302009


  • 75,361 miles
I own a 2004 Ford F150. The third window regulator went out today as I was driving my vehicle. The window just dropped without any prior warning. My granddaughter is usually seating by this window in her car seat. Fortunately she was not sitting by the window this time.

- Estero, FL, USA

problem #248

Aug 072009


  • 76,300 miles
2004 Ford 150 lariat power window failure at 65mph.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #247

Nov 252009


  • 63,217 miles


My driver side front door power window regulator failed today and my window came crashing down inside my door and was unable to put window up.

- Ft Worth, TX, USA

problem #246

Nov 072009


  • 80,000 miles
Window regulator went out on my Ford F-150 for the second time and has been replaced. My children were not in the car at the time my passenger side window dropped rapidly but I did think it was going to shatter.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #245

Nov 152009


  • 65,000 miles
My window regulators in my F-150 have failed three times in the last 15 months.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #244

Oct 252008


  • 59,376 miles
Passenger and driver side rear door power window glass fell inside the door without warning or provocation. Regulator assembly was replaced 10/27/08 for passenger side for $304.83 and 10/21/09 for drivers side for $294.48 by local Ford dealership. The first failure occurred during an lsu football game, we thought we had been robbed with the window broken, we were lucky nothing was stolen! second time was when my husband was driving in town in speeds of 0-45 mph, luckily he didn't crash due to the surprise of the noise and quick influx of air. I reported the first part failure to Ford, their only response was a request to fill out a concern handling survey so I have taken this next step after a second part failure for the exact same thing.

- Lafayette, LA, USA

problem #243

Nov 202009


  • 85,000 miles
My window rolled up then I heard a loud pop, and the window fell down into the housing. The button will not roll up the window.

- Dillon, SC, USA

problem #242

Nov 172009


  • 114,000 miles
I'm an owner of a 2004 Ford F150. I had a situation where my drivers side window slid down all of sudden. Found that the power window regulator went bad. I saw other complaints regarding the same year truck and faulty window regulators.

- Newtown, VA, USA

problem #241

Nov 042009


  • 67,000 miles
While driving approximately 70 mph (speed limit), I heard a loud pop (sounded like a gunshot) that made me swerve and almost leave the highway. After stabilizing my truck, I realized that the cause of the loud pop was a broken window regulator on the passenger side.

- Overland Park, KS, USA

problem #240

Nov 132009


  • 24,560 miles
Widow regulator breaks and window falls into door. It has happened on three of the four windows on Ford F150 crewcab. Two of the incidents have occurred while vehicle was in motion and one incident occur when vehicle was parked and unattended. Corrective action, take vehicle to dealership, pay deductible on extended warranty, and window gets fixed. The date on this form is of the latest incident.

- Rio Rancho, NM, USA

problem #239

Nov 112009


  • 56,600 miles
The Ford F150 I bought new in 2004 has defective window regulators. I have had to replace three so far, two under warranty and the third recently at the cost of $435. These regulators go out and the window drops into the door. It is always sudden and unexpected and is quite a distraction. I am fortunate this has never resulted in my having an accident.

- Burleson, TX, USA

problem #238

Nov 102009


  • 90,000 miles
Rear window regulator broke and window dropped indoor. Having children it is not same to have a window down while driving and not to mention it could have broke window and hit my kids.

- Gainesville, GA, USA

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