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 17 of 31)

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problem #297

Jun 152009


  • 40,000 miles


The power window regulator on my 2004 F-150 truck failed while driving. Very disheartening to find out that this is a common occurrence, an expensive repair and yet neither Ford or the NHTSA has done anything to fix the problem.

- Huntsville, AL, USA

problem #296

Mar 252010

F-150 4WD 6-cyl

  • 92,069 miles
I own a Ford F-150 2004 4X4 four door lariat model truck. I have had to replace three of the four window regulators at a cost in excess of $300 each. When I inquired Ford about the problem tn the service manager told me this was a common problem on all F-150 models manufactured from the mid 1990's on. They also went on to say that the part couldn't be warranted for more than a year and that the replacement had not better chance of long life then did the others. This is no doubt a design/manufacturing defect which should be corrected before someone is hurt or killed. I know Ford, like many other american firms, is having a rough time with this economy but there is no excuse for this flagrant disregard of their responsibility to Ford customers.

- Mojave, CA, USA

problem #295

Apr 092010


  • 49,521 miles
No events leading to failure passenger side window regulator went out, causing the entire window to drop to the bottom of the door. Vehicle unsafe, child may fall out of window, ect. Window regulator must be replaced. Occurs often.

- Jacksonville, AR, USA

problem #294

Apr 062010

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 48,065 miles


On April 6,2010 driving and went to open driver side window heard a loud pop window dropped down. Took to repair shop where mechanic found mechanism was faulty ie cable broke. Replaced the mechanism for $292. On April 7, 2010 at 3pm my daughter went to roll her down again a pop and the window dropped. I am taking truck to mechanic tomorrow to have fixed. I assume it will be another $292. I only have 48,000 miles on my truck and will keep faulty parts.

- Laguna Niguel, CA, USA

problem #293

Apr 052010

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 56,000 miles
I was driving on the highway when I heard a noise like when you have one window down but I was driving alone and so I know I didn't roll down a window and when I looked back, the passenger side rear window was falling down into the door. I tried pushing the power window button to try to get it to close but had no luck, just a rumbling noise. I was very upset because this is the 2nd time in less than a year that this has happened to my 2004 Ford F-150 truck. It is very expensive to repair and I think Ford should issue a recall since I know at least 2 other people that this has happened to.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #292

Mar 272010


  • 62,650 miles
2004 Ford F150 5.4L V8 XLT 2X4 supercab. Apparently the window regulator on the drivers side has failed. Upon internet research it seems that this is a common problem that is a huge safety issue. As a stay at home dad of 2 children 2years old and under, I simply can't have a window fall into the door while driving. Luckily the regulator failed late at night and did not pose a problem with the kids being in the vehicle. Window did not break but will not operate.

- Crownsville, MD, USA

problem #291

Feb 232010


  • 64,065 miles


Power window regulator, driver and passenger windows have failed. Was going threw toll booth and window fell. With in 2 weeks the passenger window has done the same thing. After looking for parts, I have found that this is happening to a lot of people.

- Land O Lakes, FL, USA

problem #290

Feb 032010


  • 73,156 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Ford F-150. The front driver side window fell inside the door while driving 35 mph. The vehicle was taken to a repair shop where the repairs were made. The front passenger side window has also fallen inside the door. No repairs have been made. The failure mileage was 73156. The current mileage was 73315.

- Hixson, TN, USA

problem #289

Mar 192004

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 76,000 miles
2004 Ford F-150 purchased new in 2004. Driver's side window regulator failed 2008. Passenger side window regulator failed 2010. From just a brief internet search it appears these are defective window regulators that fail on a regular basis. Replacement part plus labor is about $400.

- Fayetteville, AR, USA

problem #288

Mar 182010


  • miles
I own a 2004 Ford F150 since my truck run to 75,000 miles all four windows have drop. Ford it's responsible for this safety issues. They need to take ownership of their factory defects on this windows I have already spend $900 dollars fixing all 4 windows. And Ford wont do anything about it.

- Psl, FL, USA

problem #287

Mar 122010


  • 86,420 miles


2004 F-150 supercrew 2wd. Passenger window slid down without warning. Tried to raise it but nothing happened. Can hear the motor running but will not raise the window. Thought it just came off the track, brought it to the shop and was told it would be $250-300 for repair. Then I saw all the other complaints on this site... sounds like there is a good case for a recall to fix a sub-par part.

- Rio Vista, CA, USA

problem #286

Mar 112010

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 52,000 miles
I was driving when the passenger side window drop and would not come back up. I did some research and found that there have been numerous problem with regulators in Ford F 150 trucks which is what I am reporting. The window regulator failed.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #285

Mar 122010


  • 515,000 miles
F-150 window regulator failed while driving.... no one hurt but serious possibility of injuries.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #284

Mar 102010

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 106,000 miles
My Ford F150 front passenger side window regulator broke while driving on the freeway. Could have gotten into a crash. Now I have to spend 400 dollars to replace.

- Paso Robles, CA, USA

problem #283

Mar 062010

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
On Saturday, 3/6/10 my third window regulator went out on my Ford F150 XLT quad cab. I purchased the truck in August of 2008 and I have replaced 2 regulators so far. This seems to be an issue with this truck, there are many of the same complaints that I have found on the internet. I contacted wittmeier Ford when the first one went out and was told that the window regulator was not covered under the warranty. The second window regulator went out in November 2009 and I had it fixed then. This is now the third regulator that went out, I went to wittmeier Ford today and was told that they would not be covering this window either. Please review this website for other complaints. www.carcomplaints.com/Ford/F-150/2004/windows_windshield/window_does_not_roll_up.shtml.

- Paradise, CA, USA

problem #282

Mar 062010

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 85,935 miles
I was driving on the road when I heard this loud bang noise like if a rock had hit my rear left window and then my window came rolling down slowly. I went into the dealership and they estimated a total cost of $300 dollars. One year before I had the regulator replaced on my drivers side but at that time I was within the extended warranty and only paid $100 deductible. Regulators seem to be a defect of F150 and something needs to be done.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #281

Jan 022010


  • 76,500 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Ford F150. While driving at speeds of less than 25 mph, the front driver's side power window fell into door pane without warning or driver intent. The dealer was contacted and they advised the window regulator had failed and would need to be replaced at the owner's expense. The manufacturer would not honor repairs made under his extended warranty. No repairs were made to date. The failure and current mileages were approximately 76,500. The VIN was not available.

- Stratford, CT, USA

problem #280

Mar 032010

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
2004 Ford 150 windows keep failing, and falling down into door.

- Summerville, SC, USA

problem #279

Mar 032010

F-150 8-cyl

  • 100,184 miles
While driving home from work today, I heard a pop. Trying to figure out what just happened, I noticed my passenger side window was falling into the door.

- Broken Arrow, OK, USA

problem #278

Feb 282010


  • 66,500 miles
Driver's side window made loud pop and slid down inside the door. Was not operating window at time of incident. When I tried to roll the window up using the power window button I only heard a loud grinding sound.

- Olathe, KS, USA

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