really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,274 miles

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2004 Ford F-150 windows / windshield problems

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2004 Ford F-150 Owner Comments (Page 12 of 31)

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problem #397

Jul 242010


  • 57,455 miles


We were riding down the local interstate with trailer in tow when the drivers side window fell down. This is the 2nd time this has occurred on this vehicle. First incident occurred with the back passengers window. Thanks to good effort and driving experience no accident occurred in either incident. Ford dealer will acknowledge there is an issue with the window regulator but will not replace them.

- New Kent, VA, USA

problem #396

Jul 152010

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 91,000 miles
I own a 2004 Ford F150 Triton XLT. In less than a year, both the front driver and front passenger windows have become inoperable. The window regulator has to be replaced. I have researched this and found it to be a very common problem and feel Ford should be doing a recall on this. The first window has been fixed, we are in the process of getting the part for a second one now. Each repair at a Ford dealer costs more than $400.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #395

Jun 212010


  • 72,000 miles
I have a 2004 Ford F150. Driving home from work the road the right rear window fell down into the door. I cannot leave my truck outside overnight with the window down so I had to disassemble the door to fix the window up. The cable attachments in the regulator had broken allowing the window to fall. Had I been going somewhere other than home this would be a significant safety issue. If it was on the highway it could be dangerous. What if my small children were back there when it fell?

- Fairview, TX, USA

problem #394

Jul 212010

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 70,000 miles


This is the third time one of my 2004 F150 window regulator failed and my window fell open. This is a safety issue that exposes the vehicle occupants to weather conditions and potential theft. Drivers with children or animals pose additional risk with an open window.

- Helotes, TX, USA

problem #393

Jul 202010


  • 68,000 miles
1. the door window quits working and gets stuck in the down position. The first time it happened was while I was driving. It just went down and stayed there. It happened again today while in my driveway. I went to roll up the window because it was about to start raining and it wouldn't roll up. The problem is the power window regulator. 2. the failure occurred twice. Once about a year ago on the drivers side, and today the passengers side. Both times I had to take the door panel apart and manually move the window up and prop it up with a board in case it rained. I had to do the same thing today. Luckily I was at home and had a canopy to work under while it was raining. I've been lucky both times, but it could be a safety issue if it fails again or the back windows fail while on the freeway during the rain. 3. I had the window regulator replaced.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #392

Jul 142010


  • 51,000 miles
2004 F 150 rear passenger window slams down without warning. This is the second time, first time it was the front passenger side during the winter blizzard of 2010 and now during July 2010. What is it going to take before the government make Ford recall/repair this problem" death" just think if you were on a dark and lonely road and you had a love one (child) in your vehicle and this happen. So far, over $1000, loss of work and confidence in this american made truck.

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

problem #391

Jul 162010


  • 65,000 miles


2004 Ford F150 supercrew cab, less than 65,000 miles just had my 4th window regulator fail. (window stuck down) only one was under covered under the factory warranty. This part (window regualtor) is obviously defective.

- Newcastle, OK, USA

problem #390

Jul 172010


  • 117,000 miles
I was driving on a main road. I had just rolled my passenger rear window. Then I heard a loud bang, I thought something had hit my back door. This startled me and caused me to swerve and almost hit another car. I stopped and looked back and saw that the same window I had just rolled up was all the way down.

- Pottstown, PA, USA

problem #389

Nov 082009


  • 105,700 miles
Driving down the road and then my drivers side window just falls. This has been occurring about 3 times a week since the beginning of November 2009 up to now (July 16, 2010), and will probably continue to happen.

- Grayson, GA, USA

problem #388

Jul 122010


  • 34,000 miles
Its all the windows, at first it started about a year or so ago, its was the driver side, then it was the passenger side, then two days it was driver side rear..you can be going down the road, all the sudden the window just falls down. Its done it fast, on one, slow on one, you think you've hit the button, but it falls down in door. In rain or hail storm, couldn't have to be sun shining... its regulator & motor, Ford should recall that item faulty design....

- Oneida, TN, USA

problem #387

Jul 142010


  • miles


I have a 2004 F-150 4 door lariat, I have replaced three window registers in the last 6 months, this should not happen. Is there some kind of recall that can be done or at least a revised window register that will last more than a couple of months.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #386

Aug 152007


  • 26,887 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Ford F-150. While driving at an unknown speed, the contact observed a loud, abnormal noise. The contact discovered all four power windows were inoperable. The dealer advised the window regulators failed and replaced the regulator at the contacts expense. The failure recurred three times and the regulators were replaced by the dealer and an independent mechanic. The manufacturer would not provide any assistance. The failure mileage was 26,887 and the current mileage was approximately 46,800.

- Glen Burnie, MD, USA

problem #385

Jul 132010

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 76,000 miles
My 2004 F-150 lariat has had 4 of the 5 electric window regulators fail over the past 14 months. When these regulators fail the window loses all support and drops, unabated, into the door frame of the vehicle with a loud crash. Today it occurred on one of the rear windows where my infant daughter was sitting. It terrified her as we were on the interstate in a South Florida thunderstorm. This is a known defect and Ford charges between $350 and $400 to replace. I was lucky not to have crashed from the sudden scare.

- Homestead Arb, FL, USA

problem #384

Jul 112010

F-150 8-cyl

  • 89,542 miles
Passenger side window on my 2004 F150 lariat came crashing down when I went to roll down the window today. Googled the problem and have found out hundreds of complaints have been made. Recall please! better parts!

- Woodstock, GA, USA

problem #383

Jul 082010


  • miles
We have a 2004 Ford F-150. We are now having to replace the 3rd out of 4 window regulators because of failure. There is nothing leading up to the failure. Just one day, we roll the window down and it won't roll back up or it will only partially roll up. We have now spent about $600 replacing the parts, approximately $200 a piece. Please consider recalling this part on the 2004 Ford F-150 trucks.

- Adams, TN, USA

problem #382

Jan 012005


  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Ford F-150 Super Duty truck. While driving approximately 55 mph the front drivers side window fell down involuntarily. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who installed a new window actuator on the front driver side. Approximately 9 months later, the front passenger side window experienced the same failure. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where a second window actuator was installed on the front passenger side. Approximately 4 years later, the failure recurred on the rear passenger side window. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 10,000 and the current mileage was 40,000.

- Indio, CA, USA

problem #381

Jul 022010


  • 123,000 miles
Own a 2004 Ford F150 supercrew pickup. Have had to replace 3 window electric motors due to failure in past 24 months. No unusual activity to facilitate failure. Windows are not powered up and down very often. Total replacement required for all 3 window mechanisms that failed.

- Brentwood, TN, USA

problem #380

Jul 012010


  • 58,000 miles
Hello I have a Ford F 150 as problem wit the windows, the window fell inside D the door,2 window fell within 2 week, I call the dealer they know immediately what the problem was, they said is not a danger case, but driving at 60 mil. While is raining and have the window fell in can cause accident. I don't know what rights I have but now I have to spend over $1000 dollars to fix the problem. I right this complaint, hoping that someone will force Ford to face the problem, only the government as the power to do so. In this economy is very difficult to SE executive fly private jets at the expenses of people like me. Hope this complain dos no go in to the garbage. P.S. I will call my doctor asking to increase my depression prescription.

- Humacao, PR, USA

problem #379

Jul 062010


  • 7,314 miles
Ford 2004 F-150 XLT passenger side window fails to roll up. Had the driver's side window repaired under warranty for the same problem. Only have 7314 miles on the vehicle which I purchased new in 2004. Dealer refuses to fix the problem without charge as an obvious product defect that has been reported by numerous other 2004-2005 F-150 owners.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #378

Jul 062010

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 57,000 miles
We own a Ford F150 lariat super crew 4 door. The drivers side window's motor popped and made almost a gun shot sound that alarmed my husband and while he was driving he was on the highway and it was raining. This was in the beginning of 2009. Well July 6, 2010 the passenger's window did the same thing and it was raining again. This time my husband was parked. Many of our friends that own this Ford F150 have had the same problem. We want Ford to be responsible for this faulty cheap motor and replace all of them. We have 4 doors. We have already replaced 1 and about to fix the 2nd door. Along with the window motor failing the rotors on the brakes were defective. Ford replaced them once but stated that in the future we will have more problems with this and we would have to pay for them. This is not fixing the problem. Ford sucks and we will never buy another Ford anything. Infact never buy another american car. The imports last longer and stand by their vehicles. This explains why the american auto industry is going out of business. We want Ford to take responsibility. Thank you.

- Winter Garden, FM, USA

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