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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,904 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2013 Ford F-150 accessories - exterior problems

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2013 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 192016


  • 59,000 miles


The contact owns a 2013 Ford F-150. While the vehicle was warming up in the morning, the rear heated sliding window exploded and shattered. The vehicle was taken to the manufacturer where it was diagnosed that the heating element failed and the window needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 59,000.

- Hamilton, OH, USA

problem #1

Apr 012015

F-150 4WD 6-cyl

  • 36,809 miles
During the start up of my 2013 Ford F-150 king ranch, I proceeded to utilize the rear defroster to get the ice off the rear window. The rear window is comprised of 3 panels of glass, one on each side and the sliding window in the center. The panel behind the drivers side then proceeded to crack and spider across the entire window. The initial sound led me to believe it was another issue as it was a loud bang, but I then looked in my rear view and noticed the cracked glass. It renders the entire window useless and a safety hazard as it distorts and skews my vision and ability to see out of it safely until I can attempt to have Ford rectify this issue. After looking online, it appears as if this is a common issue, that really should not happen to begin with.

- Hillburn, NY, USA

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