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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 1 of 11)

problem #207

Nov 072014

F-150 8-cyl

  • 150,000 miles


The mirror(s) are full of corrosion and the drivers side mirror fell right off the car while driving.

- Geneseo, NY, USA

problem #206

Apr 092014

F-150 8-cyl

  • 71,500 miles
Driving down my street the window just crashed down! it fell so fast and hard that I had to look to my right side to see what hit me! at that point I rear ended a car that slowed down! all this is do to a cheap plastic clip that failed and released the window.

- Carpentersville, IL, USA

problem #205

May 012013


  • miles
Replaced two window regulators in vehicle. Driver's windown and passenger window.

- Reading, PA, USA

problem #204

Nov 272012


  • 80,200 miles


I was driving my 2004 Ford F150 supercab down the street in my neighborhood on my way to work. I rolled up the power windows and heard a weird sound from the passenger door. I decided to roll it back down to see what was going on. As soon as I pressed the down button, the window just fell right into the door. It was a little frightening and could see how it could cause a wreck if it happened on the interstate. When I got to work, I got out to check it out. I could still hear the motor working, but I could hear pieces of glass and knew the window shattered.

- Norman, OK, USA

problem #203

Aug 102012

F-150 8-cyl

  • 45,349 miles
Was driving down the road at approximately 55 mph and the left driver's side window came crashing down. I thought a rock was coming through the window and almost went off the road.

- Three Mile Bay, NY, USA

problem #202

Mar 072012

F-150 8-cyl

  • 69,000 miles
I was driving on the interstate at 65 mph when all of a sudden my window disappeared startling me. I had my kids in the car who were frightened by the gush of wind. It surprised me and I was not certain what happened my window was just gone on the drivers side.the window had fallen into the door. Apparently after my research I learned that Ford has had many problems with its window regulators failing causing this issue. This is extremely dangerous and could cause a serious accident. I hope for before it is too late and harm is done that Ford will own up to this problem and have recall to repair the window mechanism that fails. If Ford does not do anything than NHTSA should.

- Concord, NH, USA

problem #201

Jul 212011


  • 90,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Ford F-150 super crew lariat. The contact was driving 5 mph when the front driver's side power window failed and fell into the door panel. The failure repeated on several occasions with both the front and passenger side rear windows. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was contacted but the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 90,000 and the current mileage was 108,000.

- Plainville, GA, USA

problem #200

Oct 012011


  • 57,000 miles
F150 2004 windows driver side and passenger side window both fell on the same day. I have them propped up at this time. I can not believe there is not a recall on this danger. Both windows same day!

- Utica, OH, USA

problem #199

Dec 012011

F-150 8-cyl

  • miles
The driver and passenger window regulator failure driverside window came crashing down when I was driving down the highway on 12/01/11 all I heard was a loud pop then no window almost wrecked cause of the sound then a week later the passenger side window did the same thing but after I tried to put the window up after I got back home the dealer states that there still are no recalls on this issue after all the complaints I read online that goes back 5yrs why isn't no one doing anything about this problem.

- Lehigh Acres , FL, USA

problem #198

Nov 192011

F-150 8-cyl

  • 71,000 miles
This report is for the second failed window regulator for my 2004 Ford F-150 FX4 driver side. These repairs are costly and highly reported. This is a safety hazard especially if this would have occurred while the vehicle was in motion a the time of failure. Surprising little action has been taken on this issue...

- Greensburg, PA, USA

problem #197

Jul 282011

F-150 8-cyl

  • 70,000 miles


I was traveling on a main boulevard when all of a sudden the drivers side window slid down with a loud sounding bang. The window did not break. However, what seems to be a spring loaded mechanism, must have broken causing the window to collapse down inside the door. The sound was so loud, it caused a nervous reaction in me which resulted in pulling on the steering wheel to one side. Thankfully, there were no vehicles to that side and I was able to correct my steering to get back into my lane. As if one experience was not sufficient, it happened again 9/1/11. This time on the passenger side door. The same exact experience repeated except that this time I was driving at 75mph on I-25. I expected to find a recall to this dis-functional mechanism. What are the chances of this happening almost back to back within a 6 week period?

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #196

Oct 012008


  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the vehicle exhibited a loud banging noise. The contact then noticed that the driver and the passenger rear windows were opened. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where they advised her that she needed to replace the window regulators. The vehicle was repaired for the the driver and passenger rear regulators. The failure mileage was approximately 70,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Muskegan, MI, USA

problem #195

Sep 242010


  • 19,900 miles
Hello I own a 2004 F150 I was driving and my drivers side window slid down for no reason I researched the problem and found that this is a common problem among 2004 F150 trucks the window regulator has a plastic part that fails I was lucky that it was a clear day if I had been driving in snow or other heavy inclement weather I would have been in trouble is this Agency investigation this issue? I have been told that eventually all four of my windows will fail sincerely gordon makimoto

- Bacaville, CA, USA

problem #194

Aug 252011

F-150 8-cyl

  • 64,193 miles
Rising driver side window. The driver side window was being raised, it stop approx 3/4 way up, after traveling appox 2 miles at 30 mph the window lower. The Ford dealer replaced the window regulator.

- Madison, AL, USA

problem #193

Aug 182011

F-150 8-cyl

  • 63,880 miles
No event leading to event. The right window lower on its own while traveling on interstate at approx 65mph. The window regulator was replaced at Ford dealer @ cost of $235.

- Madison, AL, USA

problem #192

Aug 212011


  • 94,167 miles
While driving on the interstate the drivers side window, without warning, fell down into the door. I heard a popping sound and the window disappeared. I feel this is a safety issue because of the sudden distraction could have caused me to loose control of the vehicle. I looked at your web site and discovered this a common problem with this truck and believe Ford should be required to address the issue.

- Newport News, VA, USA

problem #191

Jul 042011


  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Ford F-150. The contact stated while driving 10 mph the rear driver and passenger side windows fell inside the door. The regulator was faulty and caused the window to fall off track. The contact did not take the vehicle to a mechanic or dealer for a diagnostic test. The contact called the manufacturer who stated they would do some research on the window regulator for that year, make, and model vehicle. The contact stated the vehicle was unsafe to drive. The failure mileage was 90,000.

- Adair, OK, USA

problem #190

Jun 122011

F-150 8-cyl

  • 39,566 miles
There are over 450 complaints listed here is mine I own a 2004 Ford F150 and have had 3 window regulator failures, 2 while driving. The dangerous one was on the drivers side at night during a rain storm. Ford dealer states he replaces 1-2 a week but is not yet a recall. He says it wont get a recall until someone dies. I think it is a known dangerous problem that Ford needs to take care of but wont until a recall is mandatory. Please recall this problem before "someone dies" and "only then" mandates a recall. Thank you for your time.

- Virginia, VA, USA

problem #189

Apr 082011


  • 176,123 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Ford F150 sd. The contact stated that all four of the window regulators failed, causing the windows to become lodged into the door panel. The dealer was contacted who advised that the window regulators would need replacing. There were no recalls and for the failure. The manufacturer was contacted but provided no assistance. The failure mileage was 176,123.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #188

Jul 052011

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Ford F-150. The contact was attempting to close the driver side window when the window failed and fell into the door panel. The window was inoperable and the contact was advised by the dealer that the plastic regulator had caused the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 69,000. The vehicle was repaired July 6,2011. Updated 08/31/2011

- Dyer, IN, USA

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