hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
97,982 miles

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2003 Ford F-150 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2003 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 262011


  • 74,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Ford F-150. The contact stated that water was leaking into the vehicle from the windshield, causing damage to the GEM modular. The vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic who advised that the GEM modular and the windshield had to be replaced. The windshield primer had become loose allowing water to leak into the vehicle. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 74,000.

- Hollandale, WI, USA

problem #3

Jun 262010


  • 61,500 miles
Passenger window regulator failure on 2003(2004 body style) F150 lariat. Regulator failed on road trip in 95 plus degree weather in eastern nc on June 26, 2010. This is the second one.

- Knightdale, NC, USA

problem #2

Apr 262000


  • 162,566 miles
I have a 2003 Ford F150, with a 5.4L engine. I found out that my windshield is leaking and seeping water onto my GEM/cjb and making it so in rain my windshield wipers shut off, my heater blower to stay on or go on when the key is not in the ignition, and has drained my battery. Here is a copy of the notice Ford sent to there dealerships in 2004, *Ford special message #15773 various electrical conditions resulting from water intrusion into the GEM/cjb some 1997-2002 Expedition and 1998-2002 Navigator vehicles may exhibit various unusual electrical conditions, including but not limited to: Front or rear blower or eatc staying on with key out of the ignition, radio staying on after doors opened and key out of ignition, wiper circuit failure codes, and multiple system warning lights with 'short to power' or 'low battery voltage' dtcs. These symptoms most often occur after a rain or snow. This may be due to GEM/cjb water intrusion resulting from a windshield water leak. To service, remove the GEM and cjb from the vehicle, separate them and inspect for water contamination or corrosion. If found in either component, replace both components and completely reseal the windshield. Effective date: 04/05/2002 so this is a known issue and they are charging between $900 - $1500+ for repairs and then on top of that charging for the windshield to be replaced. The hazards of this potentially shorting out and having a fire is a risk that I think should be addressed for the safety of the consumers. Having my windshield wipers stop on me in heavy rain on the highway almost caused me to get into a potential accident.

- Windham , ME, USA

problem #1

Oct 312009


  • 93,864 miles
Windshield leaks and is frying my electrical system. 2003 F150. I have read numerous articles on Ford needing to fix these issues.

- Nes Hope, AL, USA

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