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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,476 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2005 Ford F-150 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2005 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #7

Sep 012012

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles


The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150. The contact stated while traveling 30 mph, the rear driver side window collapsed into the door panel. The contact merged to the side of the road and the vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where it was confirmed that the window regulator failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure later recurred with another window. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted. The failure and current mileages were 66,000...updated 09-28-12 the consumer stated two of the windows failed within two days of each other. The first failure happened at 30 mph and the second incident happened at 65 mph, while his wife was driving on the freeway. The consumer's wife almost lost control of the vehicle, because she thought it was a gun shot. The window dropped inside the door, leaving the inability to roll up the window. Updated 10/01/12

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #6

Jul 012012

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 32,000 miles
Parking my truck in my garage, stopped, put transmission in park, closed drivers door power window, heard loud pop, sounded as if glass broke, but it did not. Window fell down into door, would not raise up. Pressing power button, I could hear motor running, but window would not move.

- Palmdale, CA, USA

problem #5

Jun 192012

F-150 8-cyl

  • 52,000 miles
Driving out of a parking lot, only 10 mph or so, loud pop on passenger side door. Stopped the vehicle, and passenger window dropped down into the door. Grateful I was not going fast and had the ability to stop quickly, otherwise potential accident. Looking online, can see this is a frequent problem with this year, make, model truck. A matter of time before someone gets hurt from this.

- West Jordan, UT, USA

problem #4

Feb 212012

F-150 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150. The contact was driving approximately 65 mph when he heard a loud noise in the door. After a gust of wind hit him, he realized that the window fallen down into the door panel unexpectedly. The vehicle was inspected by the owner who noticed that the control for the window was fractured, causing the window to fall. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 52,000. Updated 04/11/12 the consumer stated he replaced the window regulator on his own. The plastic feed for the cables had broken and the regulator cable drum grooves had worn out. Updated 04/23/12

- Tuscon, AZ, USA

problem #3

Aug 112008


  • 15,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150. While driving approximately 40 mph, the rear passenger side power window rolled up and down without assistance. Suddenly, the glass shattered while the window was in operation. There were no prior warnings or injuries. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for inspection and the technician replaced the window regulator. The failure mileage was 15,000 and current mileage was 16,323.

- Huffman, TX, USA

problem #2

Sep 262008

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,332 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150. The consumer stated the rear window stopped working. Then the drivers side front window fell inside the door. The dealer replaced the slider window motor on the rear window and the regulator assembly in the drivers side front door. The passenger rear window glass then fell inside the door. Updated 01/07/09.'s the consumer also stated the windshield wipers stopped working. Updated 01/0/09.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #1

Jul 042008


  • 56,000 miles
Windows break with no warning, with a crash into the door. This usually occurs while driving, startling the driver and possibly causing an accident.

- Titusville, FL, USA

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