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Crashes / Fires:
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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 6 of 9)

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problem #80

Dec 072009


  • 77,771 miles


I have a 2005 Ford F150 FX4 with a 5.4 Triton. My problem is the motor regulators in the windows and switch failure. I stumbled upon a web site this morning and found that this has been an on going problem. Why won't Ford recall the part and fix it. I am afraid to be driving down the road and my windows fall into the door. I will probably wreck and up dying because Ford can fix the problem.

- Gaithersburg, MD, USA

problem #79

Nov 202009


  • 40,826 miles
I have replaced 3 power window regulators, motors, and cables in the past 2 months. I have a 2005 F-150 lariat supercrew. All 3 times I have heard a loud pop and have almost lost control of the vehicle while driving. I feel that Ford owes all consumers a recall to fix this problem or reimburse all consumers for money spent fixing this problem. The date that I am placing in the box is the most recent date that the problem occurred with my vehicle.

- Warner Robins, GA, USA

problem #78

Sep 302008


  • miles
The window control switches on all 4 doors of my 2005 Ford F150 crew cab XLT have quit working. And dealers tell me this happens a lot. Its ridiculous these go out and cost so much.

- Salt Lake City, UT, USA

problem #77

Oct 112009


  • 58,501 miles


I have a 2005 Ford F150 pickup and the driver side power window fell down into the door while being rollded up. I checked online and found this to be a prevalent problem with this model truck.

- Wichita Falls, TX, USA

problem #76

Aug 272009


  • 61,500 miles
My 2005 Ford F150 has again for the 3rd time had a side window fall into the door panel of the truck. My understanding this is a very common occurrence with this model year truck, and since this is very distracting when it occurs I felt compelled to report it. My wish is for the NHTSA to encourage Ford motor to recall this model year vehicle, and repair the problem. Oh one last thing, the service advisers at Ford has told me they are replacing the new failing window regulators with exact same defective part.

- Buena Park, CA, USA

problem #75

Sep 252009


  • 30,541 miles
No real event, just pulling into driveway, heard loud pop and passenger side window went down, and stayed that way.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #74

Sep 152009


  • 18,350 miles


2005 Ford F150, 18,350 miles. Driver side window regulator failed when window was closed. Loud bang. Window dropped into door panel. Online research and Ford dealer confirmed a frequent failure problem. Safety issue due to inability to close window. This should be a safety recall issue dealer replaced regulator assembly, cost $193.45.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #73

Jan 062009


  • 33,500 miles
Every time I roll up the window from the driver side I heard a little noise like sand between the glass and the door so one day I was driving on the highway and the window fell inside the door and it was raining. The problem is the window regulator. There is a lot of people with the same problem. I barely use my truck and I always use the A/C so I don't know how this could happen if I don't roll that indow down often.

- Aguadilla, PR, USA

problem #72

Sep 112009


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F150. The contact stated that two power regulators have failed. The driver and passenger side windows have fallen off track inside the door. The contact does not have a warranty for the vehicle and is required to pay for the repairs. The manufacturer advised the contact that there are no existing recalls and that they are aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Reno, NV, USA

problem #71

Aug 282009


  • 63,120 miles
I own a 2005 Ford F150. It has 63,000 miles and is well taken care of. July the 7th, 2009 the passenger side window dropped due to a regulator failure. I replaced it at an extremely high cost. Then on August 28th, 2009 the drivers side window fell. Neither time was I in a situation that endangered me but I was in a thunderstorm while the first window was down and not fixed. Do you know what it is like to run along side an 18 wheeler during a rain storm. Of course I pulled over and stopped. This is a dangerous part failure. The dropping noise is tremendous. Scare the wits out of you plus the weather could make the situation worse. The really scary thing is they are replacing these regulators with the same thing that failed. Look at the web about Ford window regulator failures. There are hundreds and hundreds of them and then think about the number of drivers that do not know about this problem other than they may have had a failure and not know there is an epidemic.

- Rhome, TX, USA

problem #70

Aug 082009


  • 36,898 miles


Window fell down (from a fully up position) into driver-side door while in heavy traffic. Sound resembled a gun-shot which distracted my attention from the road and nearly caused an accident. Research shows this to be a common failure in southern and western states due to heat-related component failures. Repairs have not been made at this time due to high cost of parts and labor. Vehicle only has 36K miles and has been very well taken care of and serviced regularly. Due to the number of incidents of failure of the power window system in these trucks, Ford should issue a recall before someone gets hurt. Perhaps class-action litigation would force the manufacturer to take responsibility for this obvious design failure.

- Euless, TX, USA

problem #69

Feb 172009


  • 46,000 miles
I have a 2005 Ford F-150 crew cab. In short, the window regulators are failing at a high rate, and yet the issue is no being addressed at all. How is this a safety issue, you might ask? the windows- without warning- will make a loud pop and simply fall down into the door panels. When you are in a rain storm or if it is snowing, this is an issue (especially with children in the vehicle). The loud thud is enough to possibly make one have an accident on the road. Ford has yet to issue a technical service bulletin or formal recall for this issue. Someone needs to lobby on the behalf of safety or a class action lawsuit should be initiated.... please advise.

- El Campo, TX, USA

problem #68

Aug 232009


  • 75,682 miles
I was just driving down the road and went to roll my window down (power windows) on the driver side and all of a sudden it fell inside the door. Now it won't go up or down. I read over 1000 complaints about this same problem and Ford refuses to fix it, they want over $400 to fix it. I own a 2005 Ford F-150 lariat. This is dangerous and should be a recall item for safety from Ford.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #67

Dec 282006


  • 65,000 miles
Driver side window fell into door. Can not be raised by pressing power window button. Dealership does not have parts in stock. Cost of repair is about $400.

- Oceanside, CA, USA

problem #66

Aug 152009


  • 87,000 miles
Power window regulator failed on drivers side window and then about a year later on the passenger side window in my 2005 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L regular cab.

- Guyton, GA, USA

problem #65

Dec 052007

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F150. The vehicle was parked when the contact observed the passenger front side window glass slipped down into the door without assistance. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection. The failure was due to the window regulator. The door glass bolts detached from the window regulator. The vehicle repair was performed under the service warranty. The failure occurred on two occasions while driving. The defective regulators were on the rear driver and passenger side window glass. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic which specialized in replacements of the power window system and window glass. The window glass was properly secured in an upward position. The manufacturer has been notified of the malfunctions. The failure mileage was 24,000. The current mileage is 60,000. Updated 09/14/09. Updated 09/16/09.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #64

Feb 152009


  • 45,000 miles
The drivers side power window on my 2005 Ford F150 XLT 4X4 truck suddenly slipped all of the way to the bottom of the door while I was parked by the side of the road. All attempts to raise it using the power buttons failed and it wasn't until several hours later that I was able to dismantle the door and prop the window closed. I feel this constituted a safety hazard due to the possibility of this occurrence in unsafe, high crime areas and due to the possibility of occurrence during adverse, possibly life threatening weather conditions.

- Crabtree, OR, USA

problem #63

Aug 032009


  • 68,377 miles
Window falls down and makes a loud thud. Some people have reported the window shattering as a result, but mine didn't. the window support system fails. If children are then that seat, they could easily get out. In severe weather, the failing window mechanism could pose problems.

- Delaware, OH, USA

problem #62

Jul 222009


  • 41,800 miles
Window regulator failed, window dropped.

- Amarillo, TX, USA

problem #61

Jul 192009


  • 32,453 miles
I was driving down the highway. I rolled up my window on my 2005 Ford F-150 when I heard a loud pop that sounded like a pistol shot, then the drivers side window fell into the door like a rock. I then rolled up my passenger side window when it popped as well. Although the passenger side window did not fall, the window regulator had broken as well. I took my truck to Ford Motor Company and to replace the regulators in the passenger side and drivers side doors is to be $810 plus tax. I asked them to take my old parts and put them in a box so I can examine them and see what I forked out 810+ for.

- Seguin, TX, USA

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