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3.2

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,661 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2011 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #8

Apr 142016

F-150

  • 71,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2011 Ford F-150. While the vehicle was in reverse, the contact turned on the defrost and the rear window shattered. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle was diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 71,000.

- Gillette, WY, USA

problem #7

Apr 132016

F-150

  • 42,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Ford F-150. After the rear defroster was activated, the rear windshield shattered without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 42,000. The VIN was not available.

- Ponawanba, NY, USA

problem #6

Sep 142015

F-150

  • 81,600 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Ford F-150. While driving 65 mph, the rear windshield of the vehicle shattered. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the rear defroster may have shorted out, causing the glass to shatter. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 81,600.

- Clarksville, TN, USA

problem #5

Feb 262015

F-150

  • 30,625 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2011 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the rear defroster failed to work properly. The failure caused the rear window to fog, which diminished the contact's visibility. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer stated that there were no recalls on the vehicle. The approximate failure mileage was 30,625.

- Forest Lake, MN, USA

problem #4

Jan 142015

F-150

  • 15,562 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the rear window shattered as the defroster was activated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 15,562. The VIN was unavailable.

- Middleport, PA, USA

problem #3

Nov 152014

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 34,000 miles
Truck was parked in driveway on a cold 20 degree morning and when the rear defrost was activated the rear cab window cracked and spiderwebbed most likely due to the heat from a defective heating element in the defrost system.

- Orting, WA, USA

problem #2

Nov 112014

F-150 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the heat from the defroster caused the rear window to fracture. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 22,000. Updated 12/22/14 updated 9/28/2015

- Englewood, NN, USA

problem #1

Oct 122014

F-150

  • 36,500 miles
We started having issues with the rear defroster not working on the power sliding rear window. After a short period of time after pushing button to power the rear defrost smoke was noticeable coming from the lower part of the rear window on the passenger side of the cab. I then pushed the rear defrost button to turn off the power looked back into the rear view mirror to see if the smoke would stop and saw the window fracture as I was looking at it.

- Yelm, WA, USA

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