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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,677 miles

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2005 Ford F-150 windows / windshield problems

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2005 Ford F-150 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 9)

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problem #160

Mar 042011

F-150 8-cyl

  • 50,000 miles


While entering an on ramp to get onto the freeway, I heard a loud pop and the next thing I know, the window is down and I cannot roll it back up. I've taken it to the Ford dealership where I've told them not to let the window down (they do it anyway) and then I have to waste more time having them manually roll the window back up in hopes that it will stay up. Then, about a year later, the passenger side window has now fallen down in the middle of the night! needless to say, I'm thankful that my truck wasn't stolen overnight while I was sleeping because of the window randomly falling, again! I'm tired of putting money into this truck and looking to go to another vehicle that is not a Ford. If I knew I could file a complaint when the initial incident happened, I would have done so with no hesitation.

- Euless, TX, USA

problem #159

Jul 272011

F-150 8-cyl

  • 82,162 miles
I own a 2005 Ford F150 XLT w/ electric windows. My truck has 82,000 miles on it and has been serviced by the dealership regularly since I bought it new. I was driving to run errands and my drivers side window made a large pop noise and started to slide down inside my door. I was traveling about 40mph on a busy two way street. I used one hand to hold my window up and the other to steer until I could find a spot to pull over. I eventually had to let the window drop to the bottom of the door to return home.

- Puyallup, WA, USA

problem #158

Jul 082011

F-150 8-cyl

  • 66,875 miles
Faulty window regulators on F150 trucks. Driving back from California to Nevada with my two year old granddaughter in the back seat and the window fell in to door. We had to drive 300 miles in a rain storm with the window down, and this is the third time this has happened since I bought this truck new in 2005 and Ford will not take responsibility for the issue. This is not except able by the manufacture and because this has happened to so many people we need to boycott buying Ford products.

- Las Vegas Nv, NV, USA

problem #157

Jun 152011

F-150 8-cyl

  • 105,000 miles


I have a 2005 Ford F150 4 door. While driving, I heard a loud pop and my drivers door window fell to the bottom of the door. The loud noise was a shock and a possible safety hazard. Approximately a week later, the right rear window did the same thing!! I have read several things on line about this stating that the window regulators going out on these vehicles is a common problem. I have not had either fixed due to the cost. There are numerous issues with this problem on line and needs to be recalled.

- Allen, TX, USA

problem #156

Mar 082011

F-150 8-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
We have had 3 actuators on our windows in our Ford F-150 go out while driving on the highway. We almost had a very bad accident when the last one "exploded". it sounds like someone has shot the windshield when it happens and it is very hard to concentrate on driving and not swerve into another car or go off the road. I have talked to many people that have had the same problem with their Ford vehicles. This is very dangerous and could cause a fatal accident. We did go off the road when the first one broke, and if we had been on a highway with another car beside us, we would have hit it.

- Wimberley, TX, USA

problem #155

May 242011


  • 44,000 miles
It was a scorching sunny Florida day when my window on my 2005 F150 would no longer work due to a window motor regulator assembly failure that the dealership would like to repair it at the wonderful cost of over $300 american dollars. The window motor regulator assembly has been intermittently working in the truck for the past few months, not to mention the window switch which had to be replaced at my own expense a couple about a year ago on my truck which is was only 4 1/2 years old at the time. The window would no longer roll up, causing severe sun burn to arms. Ford should repair this issue at no cost, especially since it is a known problem already.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #154

May 152011

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 34,200 miles


2005 Ford F-150, right rear window mechanism pops real loud, window falls into the door. I was not rolling it up or down, just driving down the road. The truck just turned 34,000 miles. It has been garaged and taken care of all its life.

- Georgetown, TX, USA

problem #153

Apr 012011


  • miles
2005 Ford F-150. Consumer states defective power window system

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #152

Feb 102009

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 32,148 miles
Windows suddenly falling down while traveling on public roads. Poses potential hazard to occupants and driver.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #151

Dec 252010

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
Power window regulator failed and now I have duct tape on my window B/C I can't afford the repair.

- Novi, MI, USA

problem #150

Dec 102010


  • 83,000 miles


We owned a 2005 F150 vehicle. We purchase the vehicle 2004 and the drivers side window's regulated failed a loud sound was heard and the window came down by itself. Today 12/10/2010 the passenger side front window did the same thing. We are now out of warranty and with no money to pay for the window. There has being so many complains in the internet about this particular issue that if the research is done you will find this is a defect since before the 2005 were made. I don't believe that the consumer has to pay for a manufacture defect of this kind.

- Corona , CA, USA

problem #149

Nov 012010


  • miles
2005 Ford F-150. Had window regulator replaced in may for driver's window. Just had passenger window roll down on its own on the highway during a thunderstorm. I was in the backseat while my husband and father-in-law were in the front. I was drenched, as was the interior. I contacted Ford and they basically said "not our problem", I can't afford the $500+ it costs to get it fixed, especially when I have talked to numerous people who have had the same problems. This is obviously an ongoing issue with them and I can't understand why Ford hasn't been forced to do a recall. What if someone in the backseat was hit by a hailstone" what if the glass had shattered and hit that child? what if the window went down while at an intersection and someone had carjacked me" I could be dead because Ford wants to put out shoddy work and not stand behind it. I have had other issues with this truck, but this is the worst. My handle for the tilt steering wheel broke off after 6 months, the back part of the side mirror fell off while I was driving to work one morning. Please do whatever has to be done to force a recall.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #148

Aug 152009


  • 39,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F150. While driving approximately 20-25 mph the passenger side window fell into the door. He stated that a year and a half earlier that the driver's side window also fell into the door. When the first failure occurred, the vehicle was taken to the dealer who replaced the actuator and the cables for $150. The vehicle was being repaired a second time when the complaint was filed. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 39,000 and the current mileage was 49,172.

- Los Vegas, NV, USA

problem #147

Nov 102010

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 51,000 miles
I have a 2005 Ford F150. While driving three days ago I heard a loud pop and suddenly my front passenger side window was gone, it had fallen into the door. The motor still runs, but the window is stuck in the down position. Today while starting my truck, the driver's side window did the same thing, a loud pop then the window slid slowly into the door. The motor still runs on this one as well, but does not move the window. So now I have two windows that are inside the door that will not go up.

- Villas, NJ, USA

problem #146

Oct 022010


  • 72,000 miles
2005 F-150 window regulator failures. Rear driver side failed 9/2009 (60000 miles), front passenger side failed 10/2010 (72000 miles). Both failures occurred without cause with the window suddenly falling into the door.

- Dubuque, IA, USA

problem #145

Oct 132010

F-150 8-cyl

  • 79,000 miles
On September 20, 2010, the window regulator failed abruptly while I was driving my 2005 Ford F150 at 55 mph. The front passenger window fell into the door without warning. On October 13, 2010, the rear driver's side window failed in the same fashion. Both incidents struck me as very dangerous with a comparably high probability to cause an accident. After this last incident, I reviewed the numerous websites dedicated to this issue and the concern expressed by many drivers that Ford has refused to respond to what is clearly a grave safety hazard. Why has NHTSA not addressed this issue?.

- Lucas, TX, USA

problem #144

Oct 112010


  • 35,000 miles
2005 Ford F 150 window regulator failure, loud snap then window comes straight down with no way to close it. 2 of 4 so far, 50% failure isn't too good.

- Doral, FL, USA

problem #143

Apr 102010

F-150 8-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
The driver side window regulator on my 05 Ford F-150 failed in April of this year, a week later the passenger side window broke. The truck was just parked in my driveway, this doesn't seem right to me. I have heard many stories of this happening to so many people. Something has to be done about this. This is a $400 repair and some of us can't afford this. Please help us!

- Prairie Grove, AR, USA

problem #142

Jul 012009


  • 60,000 miles
On my way home from work one day while driving down the interstate, I decided to get a little fresh air so I rolled my drivers side window down. When I tried to roll it back up there was a loud grinding sound and a pop. After this my window slammed down inside the door. I was so startled that I almost lost control of my vehicle. Once I got home, I took apart my door and found that the power window regulator had broken. I called the Ford service dept only to find out the repair cost would be in excess of $300. I found the part through a Napa dealer and repaired the problem myself for around $150 since this incidence my passenger side window and rear passenger side window have both slammed down. I now know the familiar sound of the window regulator about to fail. Every time this happens I am out of pocket for $150 plus my time to repair. This seems to be a re-occurring problem with 05 Ford 150 owners and Ford should be responsible. I could have easily over corrected my vehicle upon being startled and injured myself or someone else.

- Rayville, LA, USA

problem #141

Oct 102010


  • 35,000 miles
I was driving down the highway in my F150 when my driver side window drop making a loud noise. I almost lost control of the vehicle and my 3 yr in the back seat was very frightened. We were 3hours from home. I was able to drive but we hit a thunderstorm 1 hour from home. It was very hard to control my vehicle and I went to the nearest gas station to weight out the storm. There have been over 1,000 complaints filed and probably is only the tip of the iceberg. This part which is the regulator needs to be recalled.

- Topeka , KS, USA

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