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 21 of 31)

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problem #217

Oct 092009


  • 55,000 miles


2004 Ford F150 power window failure.

- Roanoke, VA, USA

problem #216

Oct 092009


  • 83,259 miles
I was driving my 2004 Ford F150 on the highway when all of a sudden I heard a loud bang. I thought I had been hit by a bullet or ran over something that could have made such a loud noise. When I got home I checked my truck for any damages and didn't find any, so I proceeded to get my groceries down and take them inside. When I came back outside I went to the passenger side door to get the rest of my groceries when I heard another loud noise once again I went and check the truck and couldn't find anything but noticed that my drivers side window was down. I thought then I don't remember leaving my window down but I went and got my keys to close my window when, I turned the key to get the window up I heard the motor running but the window did not come up. So I took my truck to a body shop and the repair man said it could just be the regulator because he could also hear the motor. He then removed the panel and found out that not only the regulator was going to have to be replaced but also the motor.

- Artesia, NM, USA

problem #215

Oct 092009


  • 71,325 miles
Power window regulator failure 2004 Ford F-150. Today I had the power window regulator fail on my truck. I was driving in traffic in salem Oregon and all of a sudden my drivers window just fell into the door. This startled the heck out of me with the load thud it made. I honestly thought someone had thrown something against by door or something, which made me jerk away from the window nearly side swiping a vehicle to my right. Luckily that drive was on the ball and veered out of the way. After reading all of the complaints I thought I must add to this list. I can not afford another near $400 times three when the others go bad. I have a three year old little girl and I fear that the next time this happens she may be in the truck and who knows what could happen then!! Ford needs to be forced into replacing this faulty design which is a safety hazard. Thank you

- Monmouth, OR, USA

problem #214

Jun 222009


  • 68,237 miles


Three power window regulator went out on my Ford F 150 2004 each within about two weeks of each other. After the first one, I took it to the Ford dealership because it was still under warranty and they asked us to pay 100. About two weeks later another window went out, same thing... about two weeks later a third went out and when I asked Ford to replace the forth window so I wouldn't have to come back and pay another 100, they told me flat out no. They said I have to wait for the window regulator to fail and that I would still have to pay for it.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #213

Sep 302009


  • 62,000 miles
Rear passenger side window fell into the door and could not be raised. The vehicle was parked at the time of the occurrence. The window regulator mechanism was not being activated at the time of the failure. The window regulator needs to be replaced. This same failure has occurred in the same vehicle on previous occasions to the front drivers side window and front passenger side window while driving.

- Salt Lake City, UT, USA

problem #212

Oct 022009


  • miles
The regulators on both the driver's side and passenger side of my 2004 Ford F150 have failed causing the windows to drop inside the door frame.... and a repair bill of $300 for each window.

- Land O Lakes, FL, USA

problem #211

Oct 042009


  • 101,453 miles


Ford F150 window regulator failure. Driver side failed in 2005 @ 25,000 miles, passenger side just failed @ 101,000 miles.

- East Dublin, GA, USA

problem #210

Sep 282009


  • 11,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the front driver and rear driver side window have fallen into the door. A defective regulator caused the windows to fall. The regulator was replaced; however, the contact stated that the failure is a safety issue since children ride in the rear passenger seats. The current and failure mileages were 11,000.

- Santee, CA, USA

problem #209

Sep 272009


  • 74,800 miles
The third (of fourth) different window regulator broke recently resulting in another trip to the Ford service department. There have been a total of three broken regulator cables break within the past year (last two within the past 2 months). This latest occurred while driving resulting in an alerting distraction to the driver. The window basically just dropped down into the door and would not return to its closed position. This particular window (back passenger side) is where we keep the baby seat and unfortunately our child was not in the car at the time. In all three cases the regulator assembly had to be replaced at my expense although this is clearly a manufacturer defect resulting in unsafe situation. Vehicle is a 2004 Ford F-150.

- Richmond, TX, USA

problem #208

Sep 182009


  • 52,030 miles
I had 3 window regulators just quit causing the glass to just drop in my 2004 Ford 150 lariat. My warranty was 23 days over and the Ford call center as well as corporate offices, (313-845-6173,313-845-5761, 313-845-5831) flat out told me it was my problem there were no more warranties. I paid to repair 2 of the window regulators and Ford did assist with the second on 80% of repair. But I have owned 5 Ford trucks and the only issues we have had is with the F150. I have searched the internet for the past 5 days and I am not the only one, there are hundreds of complaints about the 2004 Ford lariat F150 series truck windows. You could be driving and your window just drops out into the panel. Its not safe. My husband's coworker, said his wife was driving there F150 on the freeway with their son in the back and the window dropped and she thought it was a driveby cause the window was gone and there was loud bang noise or thump. This is not safe.

- Twentynine Palms, CA, USA

problem #207

Sep 202009


  • 72,000 miles


The back passenger window on my truck will not roll up or down. It slides down little by little while I drive and I have to manually push it back up. I am afraid it is going to fall into the door and shatter. And it is a security concern since anyone can slide the window down from the outside and unlock the door. I have read online that this is a common problem with the truck and an expensive fix as well. It sounds like something Ford needs to step and recall.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #206

Sep 212009


  • 18,884 miles
Leaving home rolling up driver power window and suddenly there was a very loud bang and snapping sounds from window, very un-nerving.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #205

Sep 182009


  • 87,000 miles
I have had all four of my windows in my 2004 F150 supercrew collapse into the door. 3 of those have been while traveling on the freeway. I could only imagine if I was in a rain storm trying to drive what that could have done. I know having to fix my passenger side for the 2nd time.

- St Johns, FL, USA

problem #204

Sep 172009


  • 39,518 miles
I was driving with my driver side window down and as I went to roll it up due to rain, I heard a loud pow inside my door and the window fell all the way back down. As it turns out, my window regulator broke. After researching this, I found this to be a very common problem with the Ford 2004 F150. This is very inconvenient do to weather conditions, theft, children safety, pet safety, and cost of replacement (possibly 3 more times).

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #203

Sep 172009


  • 98,000 miles
The drivers side window in my truck fell this morning. I fixed the window on the passengers side exactly 1 year ago this week. I brought it in last year to fix the window and they changed the cable or motor not really sure, but I have an appointment tomorrow to fix the drivers side now. Same part needs to be changed just different door. At $200 each time. I have searched the internet and have found thousands of complaints from other Ford owners with the same problem on the 2004 F-150. Maybe a recall should be issued on these parts.

- Breaux Bridge, LA, USA

problem #202

Sep 152009


  • 77,000 miles
I had both passenger front and rear windows fall within a day apart from each other. It's the part that holds the window in place I believe they are calling it the actuators. The cable is breaking lose from this assembly and causing the cable to crinkle in the motor, so every part of that window gets destroyed. No incidents thank god, but this could have been a bad situation in other circumstances. I have seen so many complaints on different websites and still nothing is being done about it! I guess somebody has to die for Ford to start a recall I just hope it's not me or my loved ones.

- Brownsville, TX, USA

problem #201

Sep 132009


  • 65,000 miles
Over the past year of owning my 2004 Ford F-150 supercrew 5.4 ltr. Triton, I have replaced 3 out of the 4 power window regulators on the vehicle. I do not consider these normal repairs however as they have all occurred within such a short period of time and were all exactly the same in nature. The first occurred on a trip from Colorado to salina ks. Over the thanksgiving holiday, I thought the failure was due to the extremely cold weather, which made most of the trip completely miserable by the way, however within 6 months another power window failure occurred and just the other day the third. I think it's ridiculous that so many persons have lodged the same complaint about these faulty components and Ford made aware of the issue yet they choose to do nothing about this specific problem.

- Fort Collins, CO, USA

problem #200

Sep 132009


  • 90,156 miles
2 different power window regulators have gone out on my 2004 Ford F-150 pickup truck in less than 30 days. I have been advised you have requested Ford to recall F-150's for this problem and they have refused to do anything about it.... tisk tisk, can't anything be done about this as it is a known problem?

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #199

Sep 132009


  • 27,000 miles
Three of the four windows in our Ford F150 extended cab have gone down never to come up again. No one was injured, but the open window with no way to close it certainly provided for possible injury especially today as the third one broke just before a heavy thunderstorm with strong winds. We were able to get the truck into the garage before the bottom fell out.

- Conroe, TX, USA

problem #198

Sep 092009


  • 77,000 miles
Window regulator on drivers side window failure. The window worked properly then when I hit the switch to roll the window up I heard a loud pop then the window fell. Right before I drove into a very heavy rain storm. Will need a new window regulator.

- Belton, MO, USA

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