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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 7 of 9)

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problem #60

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+ for.

- Seguin, TX, USA

problem #59

Jul 192009


  • 35,000 miles
1. while driving my 2005 Ford F-150, I attempted to roll up my driver's door power window. 2. as the window was going up, it suddenly fell into the door causing a loud bang. I feared that I had been hit by another car given the loud noise. I attempted to use the power window button to raise the window, but it only caused a grinding noise and the window did not move. The window was stuck in the door and could not be raised. 3. I was told that the regulator on the window had gone out. It is to be replaced at a cost of approximately $400. Ford said that this is not a recall item even though there are apparently numerous other individuals who have suffered this problem on the 2005 model Ford F-150 (see

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #58

Jul 152009


  • 58,000 miles
The window on my 2005 Ford F-150 fell into the door. If this had happened in a rain storm I might have had a wreck. I have since researched this issue and have found thousands of posts regarding this very same problem with other owners of Ford F-150's.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #57

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 #56

Jul 132009


  • 56,000 miles
I have had driver and passenger window glass fall into the door. The driver happened about 04/07 and it was still under warranty. Now the motor has had to be replaced on driver window and a day later the passenger window glass fell into the door. Also on date below they had to replace starter and fly wheel as the fly wheel, several teeth were broken off which also damaged the starter.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #55

Jul 062009


  • 61,000 miles
Ford F-150 truck - rear passenger window suddenly fell into door panel and could not be closed. Vehicle operator distracted by the drop but no accident. Had to tape window and take to repair - told plastic pin broken but had to replace whole window regulator unit - $400. Told a recurrent problem with the Ford F 150.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #54

Jul 012009


  • 62,175 miles


Drivers side window mechanism broke making a very loud noise. Window dropped into driver's side door and couldn't be put back up.

- Southlake, TX, USA

problem #53

Apr 152009


  • 42,520 miles
2005 Ford F150 window regulators failure....I was driving down the road and heard a load pop, I was really startled as I was in heavy traffic and I didn't know if someone hit me or if someone shot at me. About 30 seconds after I heard this the driver side window fell into the door. A week later in heavy traffic and heavy rain the same thing happened to the passenger side window. I have the windows held up with a C-clamp inside the doors trying to find out if there is a recall on this item due to the number of complaints on the same issue.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #52

Jun 282009

F-150 8-cyl

  • 41,450 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150 super crew. While driving at an unknown speed, the contact heard a mechanical noise in the rear of his vehicle. The rear window fell down into the track of the door. This failure has occurred with all the windows in his vehicle. The dealer stated that there was a faulty window regulator within the doors of the windows, which caused all of them to fall down into the door tracks. The dealer repaired the windows twice, but refuse to anymore because there was no warranty on the windows. The failure mileage was 41,450. Updtaed 07/20/09 updated 07/21/09.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #51

Jun 012009


  • 15,000 miles
2005 Ford F-150 lariat crew cab; rear driver's side window just fell. Faulty power window regulator assembly; this is the 3rd window to have this problem since purchasing the truck new in 2005; not under warranty and costs $400 to fix; since this is the third window in 60K miles, must be a manufacturer's defect; many other F150 owners have had same problem; needs to be recalled and fixed with a better quality part; first one failed at 15K miles; second one failed at 40K miles; now 3rd one has failed at 60K miles; each on different windows.

- Cutler Bay, FL, USA

problem #50

Jun 262005


  • 102,000 miles


2005 Ford F-150, window regulators the poorly designed clips break and the window drops. Which can spoke you while your driving and paying attention to the cars ahead. When all of a sudden the window drops and makes you swerve.

- Lehighton, PA, USA

problem #49

Jun 232009


  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150. While the vehicle was parked, the rear driver's side window failed to operate. There were no warnings prior to the failure. The vehicle has not been repaired. The front driver's side window was previously repaired under warranty for the identical failure. The failure mileage was 90,000 and current mileage was 105,000.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #48

Jun 182009


  • 76,000 miles
Ford F-150 lariat passenger side power window failure while driving down the road.

- Harvest, AL, USA

problem #47

Jun 152009


  • 73,460 miles
The left front power window regulator broke allowing the window to fall into the door with no possibility of raising it back to a secure position. There was no advance warning, just a loud pop before the window descended out of sight. Fortunately for me it was clear and hot (100 degrees) so I didn't have to contend with stormy weather. This is one of those items on a motor vehicle that should be very dependable, if for no other reason, security. I'm glad I was driving and not my wife. I had the regulator replaced at a local repair facility at a cost of $290.44. The old parts were discarded.

- Leander, TX, USA

problem #46

Jun 072009


  • 32,280 miles
2005 Ford F150 lariat supercab...front driver side window fell into the door while driving..bad window regulator.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #45

Jun 032009


  • 57,677 miles
I used the power button on the driver side door to lower the window and heard a pop. The window crashed down and luckily did not break. I tried to raise the window and heard what sounded like wires getting wound up. Failure happened once. The driver side window regulator plastic cracked which hold the wire to raise and lower the window. The window regulator needs to be replaced.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #44

May 282009


  • 39,000 miles
Drivers side window fell for no reason on my 2005 Ford F-150 XLT 4X4. I took it to the dealership and bought the part (regulator assembly). For $218 and I am going to replace it myself.

- Norton, VA, USA

problem #43

May 312009


  • 37,000 miles
Rolled down front driver window of '05 F150 and the window regulator failed when it was all the way down. I've seen several complaints on this.

- Hampton, VA, USA

problem #42

May 242009


  • 41,000 miles
Heard a loud pop sound and my driver's side window fell. Based on my research on the internet seems to be happening to a lot of Ford F-150 owners. This could have been very dangerous as the sound is very loud and could easily distract a driver.

- Pavillion, WY, USA

problem #41

May 222009


  • 41,283 miles
Rear driver side window fell down into the door while I was driving down the road.

- White Oak, TX, USA

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