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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 25 of 31)

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problem #137

Jul 032009


  • 65,000 miles


2004 Ford F150 passenger window fell down into door while driving. The window will no longer operate. I have not had the part replaced yet, Ford says it will not be covered.

- Bend, OR, USA

problem #136

Jul 022009


  • 88,125 miles
Driver side window will not roll up, right rear window will not roll up. The fix is a new regulator.

- Grayson, KY, USA

problem #135

Jun 292009


  • 40,000 miles
2004 Ford F150. I have had 3 of the 4 window motor/ regulators stop working within the past year. The vehicle only has approx 50K miles. The replacement part is approx $250 each time and is a dealer only part.

- Bedford, VA, USA

problem #134

Jun 232009


  • 65,000 miles


Window regulator failure. Window crashed to the the bottom of the door. This is a repeat failure. Inferior materials fail in the summer heat.

- Highland, IL, USA

problem #133

Jun 222009


  • 72,412 miles
Windows just falling down on a 2004 Ford F-150 supercab.

- Breese, IL, USA

problem #132

Jul 202006


  • 35,000 miles
I have had to replace 3 door regulators on my 2004 Ford F150.

- Burleson, TX, USA

problem #131

Jun 212009


  • 40,151 miles


2004 Ford F150 lariat crew cab (four-dour) pick-up. Heard a loud "pop" inside the front passenger door then the front passenger window just fell from the up position back inside the door leaving me without the ability to close it. The same thing happened to the driverside front window a about a year prior. I currently have 40000 miles on the truck and the previous event happened around 32000 miles. Both times the vehicle was in motion at highway speed and scared the crickets out of me!!!

- Annapolis, MD, USA

problem #130

Jun 212009


  • 80,500 miles
Drivers side power window failed on my 2004 Ford F150, making it impossible to raise window. Incident happened while in rural area of Missouri over 60 miles from home, luckily my wife and I weren't driving down interstate 44 in the rain. If this happens while driving at 70 mph, someone could easily have an accident. The glass falls inside the door panel, because of some type of window failure. It is not acceptable for many owners of Ford F-150's to have the same problems.

- St. Louis, MO, USA

problem #129

Jun 182009


  • 101,514 miles
2004 Ford F-150 driver's side window made "pop" sound and window fell down into door frame - window regulator failed without notice when driving.

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #128

Jun 152009


  • 25,000 miles
Passenger window was grinding when going up or down. Finally, it came crashing down while driving this morning. Startled me to a point I could have been distracted enough to lose control.

- Clearwater, FL, USA

problem #127

Jun 132009


  • 50,000 miles


2004 F150 FX4 5.4L engine. Both of my window regulators went out within 4 months of each other. The truck had around 50,000 miles on it. The windows just "fell" as I was driving down the road.

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #126

Jun 112009


  • 50,079 miles
I was raising the drivers side power window on my 2004 Ford F150 when I heard a loud pop. At first the window stayed in place about 3/4 closed then it dropped down into the door. I took the truck to my local Ford dealer who told me it was the window regulator and he was happy to replace it for $388.32 + tax. I had no choice but to replace it. After I got home and did some research on the internet I learned that this is a common problem on both the 2004 and 2005 models and I can expect the remaining three windows to follow shortly. As common as this problem appears to be I feel Ford should issue a recall on the part.

- Suwanee, GA, USA

problem #125

Jun 062009


  • 80,000 miles
Have had 2 window regulator failures on one of my Ford trucks and 2 window regulator failures on my other Ford truck that my daughter drives. I am down to 50% working windows and my daughter is at 0%! her last one occurred 2 days ago while she was driving and it scared her so bad, she almost drove off the road! mine happened yesterday! the parts have not been replaced, the windows are being held up with tape which won't hold very long.

- Del Rio, TX, USA

problem #124

Jun 062009


  • 57,000 miles
I was driving down the road in my 2004 F-150 and the rear drivers side window fell down in to the door. I had a friend with the same year F-150 that had this happen so I call him. He said it would cost me $450 to repair at the Ford place and that is was a faulty window regulator. In addition, he said the mechanic at the Ford dealership told him this was a very common occurrence and he did not know why there had not been a recall. He also said that this would very likely happen to the other windows in the truck and there is nothing that can be done to prevent it. I don't understand why there has not been a safety recall for this problem.

- Southlake, TX, USA

problem #123

May 262009


  • 49,000 miles
Window regulator failure, resulting in the left rear window free falling into door channel. The sound of the window falling and the sudden rush air distracted me and could have resulted in a loss of control. This was the 3rd window regulator failure in 2 years. Cost of the repair was approx. $400.

- Thornton, CO, USA

problem #122

May 222009


  • 65,000 miles
Rear window regulator on 2004 Ford F150 has failed twice in last month giving a loud pop and the window falling into the door. My wife was driving the truck and nearly had accident both times due to the failure ran truck over curb looking for source of noise first time if she had been in heavy traffic I can guess where this would have gone.

- Summerville, GA, USA

problem #121

May 302009


  • 39,000 miles
There were no events leading up to the event of failure....this is the second window regulator to just completely break with no warning leaving my window dropping from the complete up position. We were just arriving back to my vehicle from the house and the window just dropped.... the vehicle was not even running at the time.

- Skippers, VA, USA

problem #120

Jun 032009


  • 107,000 miles
Ford 2004 supercrew pickup has now had 2 window regulator failures within months apart. Last one was the rear window which has probably not been lowered more than 5 times if that many in the life of the truck.

- Bee Spring, KY, USA

problem #119

Jun 022009


  • 92,563 miles
I have a 2004 Ford F-150. Just yesterday I got into my truck and went to put the window down and heard a pop and the window fell completely down into the door. I went online to research and found out that this is an extremely common problem with the F-150. I would hope that a recall should take place given the amount of claims from F-150 owners.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #118

May 282009


  • 40,000 miles
Power window regulator failure: This is the second power regulator failure on my 2004 F150. First regulator was on front driver window last year. Second regulator failure was last week on passenger window. Repair cost is approx. $450 per failure. I have a crew cab with four window. My research indicates this is a very frequent problem with F150 models 2004 through 2008. These failures can happen at any time. First time was on the highway during winter. My 2 year old was in the back seat and had to endure some very cold wind during our ride home (lucky for us it wasn't raining).

- Midlothian, VA, USA

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