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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 4
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,927 miles

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2010 Ford F-150 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 4)

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problem #54

Oct 072015


  • 167,475 miles


Started rear defrost due to fog on the windshield. Drove about 5 miles at 25 mph and heard a very loud pop. It sounded like something hit the roof. Proceeded to work and looked at the rear glass. The passenger side rear window was completely spiderweb. Tape was placed on the window in an effort to hold shards of glass that were falling off. As I was taping additional small glass shards were found. Ford is unwilling to admit that any of this might be due to a product defect. This will cost around $600 to replace and of course a day off work.

- Smithville, MO, USA

problem #53

Aug 122015


  • 55,650 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford F-150. While driving at 10 mph with the defroster activated, the contact heard a loud noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. Upon further inspection, the contact noticed that the rear passenger's side window had shattered. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 55,650.

- Ellis Grove , IL, USA

problem #52

Aug 122015


  • 55,000 miles
Was driving my 2010 Ford F150, turned on rear window defroster. Just took off from stop sign and it sounded like a shotgun going off. Stopped and my rear window was shattered. Was going less then 10 mph. Is there any recall on this? now I have to file a incident report with my insurance company and I did nothing to cause the window to shatter. If there is no recall why not !!!!!

- Ellis Grove, IL, USA

problem #51

Apr 112015

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 69,000 miles


Rear window on passenger side with the frost on shattered.

- Andover, MN, USA

problem #50

Apr 032015

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 91,000 miles
While parked in a parking lot, heard load pop sounding like a gun shot. Found rear window shattered in many pieces. After doing research found this is a common issue with this make and model. Should be a safety recall issue.

- Sagamore Hills, OH, USA

problem #49

Mar 132015


  • 80,335 miles
Turned on rear window defroster after about 5 minutes there was a loud bang, the rear window on the passenger side shattered.

- Foristell, MO, USA

problem #48

Mar 122015

F-150 8-cyl

  • 92,319 miles


Cranked truck up to warm up 45 degrees outside. Got in truck after ten minutes of warm up time. Went to shift to reverse and heard a loud pop noticed the passenger side of the rear glass had spiderwebed. This seems to be a real problem with these trucks.

- Temple, GA, USA

problem #47

Feb 222015


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving at 25 mph, the rear defroster was turned on and immediately after a loud abnormal noise emitted from the rear passenger side. After inspecting the vehicle, the contact noticed that the rear passengers side window had fractured. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the failure was caused by the rear defroster due to the type of factory glass it was made of. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Uniontown, PA, USA

problem #46

Jan 262015


  • 28,000 miles
After turning on rear defroster on a 15 degree day I heard some electrical snapping and popping sounds. I turned off the rear defroster for a few minutes then back on again. Not long after that I heard a very loud bang which was my right side rear window shattering. It stayed in place but was completely spider webbed with a few small missing pieces.

- Tewksbury, MA, USA

problem #45

Jan 262015

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
The passenger side of the sliding rear window shattered approximately 2 minutes after turning on the rear defroster.

- Two Rivers, WI, USA

problem #44

Jan 122015

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 80,000 miles


The ambient temperature was approximately -10 degrees Fahrenheit. I went to warm up my truck and turned on the rear window defroster. When I returned to my vehicle to drive to work I found that my rear window on the passenger side had shattered. I inspected the window for signs of vandalism but besides the spidering of the tempered glass there was no sign of any impact. After an extremely short google search I found this is one of the most common problems with the 2010 F-150. The complaints about this problem are so abundant it's become comical. Which is not a good thing Ford... you shouldn't be content with your product being a punchline.

- East Bethel, MN, USA

problem #43

Jan 052015


  • miles
Driving my son to school on a cold morning with the rear defroster on. About 10 minutes into our drive we heard a very loud pop and my son noticed that the window behind his head had shattered. After researching this issue it seems to be fairly common among this year model with people describing the exact situations. Called Ford and they refused to do anything about it. Absurd that this defect and the related costs should be passed on to the consumer when it is an obvious issue with the truck.

- Lantana, TX, USA

problem #42

Dec 292014


  • 50,724 miles
On the morning of 12/29/14, he had a heavy frost so I used my rear window defrost on my drive to work. Drive was approx. 10 minutes. When I got out of the truck at work, all glass was ok. When I got back in truck to leave work, I looked in rear view mirror, I saw that the passenger side of the three piece rear window was shattered. The glass stayed in the frame and did not fall out. I had to spend over an hour on the phone with my insurance company just to file a claim, and it took the glass company two tries to install the new rear window and rewire it to make it work again. Ford knows there is a problem because they have changed the design on the window along with the wiring to the window. Why will Ford not step up and at least admit there is a problem with the rear defrost and offer to fix it.

- Tiffin, OH, USA

problem #41

Dec 202014

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 68,523 miles
Rear passenger window (lite) shattered approx. Three minutes after rear defroster switched on. Vehicle has power sliding rear window. Outside temp. Around 20F. Started truck cold (ambient temp). Glass remains intact as of this writing.

- Lincoln, NH, USA

problem #40

Dec 032014

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 24,050 miles
Started crew cab F150 FX4 and turned on interior defroster. Approx. 5 mins later, while still in park in the driveway, turned on rear defroster. 3-4 minutes later, while backing out the driveway, I heard a loud bang! I stopped immediately and exited the truck to see if I had hit anything. Because the car was not near anything other than the driveway, I proceeded out the driveway only to notice the rear, passenger side window (of three) had shattered. Window was still in place but completely shattered. Will be contacting Ford to find a remedy for this.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #39

Dec 202013

F-150 8-cyl

  • 54,000 miles
Early morning left it running with heater and front defroster on. Ten minutes later I entered the veh & noticed that I had not activated the back defoggers. (I rarely use the back window defogger since I generally park indoors and to be honest I was not entirely sure where the button was located). I remained in the vehicle with the doors closed and the vehicle remained in park (not in gear). I a few moments passed when I heard a loud sound not unlike the noise made by a 22 caliber rifle shot. My truck is a F150 lariat w/crew cab w/ 3 piece window where the center section opens. All three window sections have defogger wires embedded within the glass. It was difficult to see what had happen due to the early hour and fogged windows but the far right (passenger side) back glass panel had literally shattered as tempered glass does. It maintained its surface and did not fall away thanks to the factory tint-coating. I'm told by the dealer this will cost over $900 to fix. I've talked to several glass companies. This is a well known problem that Ford seems to be unconcerned about. I contacted the dealer and Ford care but any good will seems to be in short supply and I get the impression that they are resisting taking responsibility for this problem to avoid the great responsibility of fixing this design defect in millions of trucks. My last Ford truck had the smoking/burning cruise control problem. I was told that was a random occurrence until I heard on the news about cars burning up due to bad cruise control units. Even then, the recall was years in coming and I ended up fixing that one too, also at my own expense. Is there any form of compensation or assistance available here that I may have missed? my dealer has offered no help and Ford care is worthless. I'd hate to say it but if I end up paying for this out of pocket, my next truck will not be a Ford.

- Hilliard, OH, USA

problem #38

Nov 242014


  • 78,000 miles
Approximately 2-3 minutes after turning on my rear defroster, the passenger side panel of the three panel rear glass shattered. Nothing struck the glass to cause this. Temperature outside was around 36* F, windows were slightly foggy, not covered in frost.

- South Bend, IN, USA

problem #37

Nov 172014

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
While driving into work, had the rear defrost active for roughly 10 minutes. At a stoplight, noticed smoke rising from outside of the rear window. As I proceeded to pull off the road, heard a loud bang and the passenger side rear window proceeded to spiderweb. The gasket for the rear window has been burned on the lower left hand corner (when observed from outside of the vehicle). It is apparent there is an issue with the rear heating element, as observed by the number of identical complaints on this site. I hope that Ford steps up and does something about this before someone actually gets hurt.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #36

Nov 102014


  • 68,000 miles
Passenger side rear window panel shattered with a loud bang when the rear defroster was turned on. There was a large 6 X 4" hole in the window and the balance was spider webbed. There was glass in the back seat and on the tonneau cover.

- Cecil, WI, USA

problem #35

Oct 182014

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 41,000 miles
While stopped, heard a loud pop followed by the right rear window shattering. No evidence of impact to the outside of the window. Took the car to the Ford dealer, they said they have no idea why it broke, it is not under warranty and will cost over $900 to replace the rear power slider assembly. I contacted Ford: Thank you for your response, sarah. I am not sure how your response relates to my email. The rear window burst with no explanation while the vehicle was stopped, no apparent damage to the exterior of the window was observed. To have that assessed as "operating within Ford specifications" is concerning. I have done some research regarding this issue, and understand that my vehicle is not the only one to have this issue. Due to your (lack) of response, I will be filing a complaint this afternoon with the national transportation safety administration. My name is sarah, I am from Ford`S customer relationship center (crc). I have reviewed your email regarding the concerns on your 2010 Ford F-150. I apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. In an effort to assist you with this matter, we have contacted skyline Ford. According to their assessment your vehicle is operating within Ford specifications. Your dealership has factory trained technicians, comprehensive service information and specialized equipment to resolve your concerns. We concur with the dealership's assessment. If you require further explanation or the conditions change, please contact the service manager at the dealership. Sarah customer relationship center Ford Motor Company received: 10/22/2014 5:50 pm I purchased my F150 lariat on September 13, 2014. On October 18, 2014 while stopped, the right rear window of the power slider assembly popped and shattered. We could see no exterior damage to the window T(glad for the safety glass). Estimated cost $930.

- Salem, OR, USA

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