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 23 of 31)

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problem #177

Mar 082007


  • 68,000 miles


Drivers window squeals when operating the power window. Same sound made by other windows of personnel friends that have had the window regulator failed after the sound started. Just waiting for defect failure in Indiana.

- Loogootee, IN, USA

problem #176

Aug 042009


  • 130,000 miles
2004 Ford F150 crewcab power window regulator failure. The first one to go was about a year ago. It was the driver's door window and scared me so much that I almost had a accident. Two weeks ago, the right rear window regulator failed with the same results. I took the first failure to the Ford dealer and they charged me approximately $250 to repair. I called on the recent one and they told me it would cost $385. I haven't fixed the current one because I can't afford to.

- Pottsboro, TX, USA

problem #175

Aug 242009


  • 32,120 miles
Driver's side window has fallen into door and now won't roll back up. This occurred while the vehicle was powered off sitting in my driveway. Investigation of the cause by internet discussion group reveals numerous same complaints from Ford F150 owners suggesting a common defect that requires recall.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #174

Aug 222009


  • 36,429 miles


2004 F150 window suddenly drops into the door panel. This is the second time a different window failed in my truck. See this link for others who also experienced this issue: www.carcomplaints.com/Ford/F-150/2004/windows_windshield/window_does_not_roll_up.shtml I have not had it repaired yet, can't afford it right now. This did not cause an accident in my case, but scared the heck out of me and my passenger, but I maintained control of my vehicle.

- Lancaster, TX, USA

problem #173

Aug 082009


  • 70,000 miles
As many others, I too have a 2004 Ford F-150 with defective power windows. The regulator in the driver side door has broken twice and the regulator in the rear passenger door has broken once. Ford charges $400 to repair it. The service man told me that the defective piece is a plastic wheel with a cable. The part alone cost $190. 2004 was the year the Ford redesigned the F-150. They obviously engineered a cheaply made electric window regulator and are aware of it but have not recalled the part. Ford should be made to uphold its commitment to providing quality products. In five years, I have only lowered the rear window maybe five times. So the problem is not overuse. It's simply poor craftsmanship and terrible customer service.

- Anderson, SC, USA

problem #172

Aug 152009


  • 29,026 miles
Passenger door regulator broke while driving. Second one in a year and a half. Truck has only 39,000 miles on it. $398 to fix it the first time $475 to fix it the second time. Ford should recall all F-150 door regulators or help with the cost of replacing them.

- Norwalk, CA, USA

problem #171

Aug 202008


  • 89,661 miles


I heard a loud pop while waiting for my wife during her annual school meet the parents. Then all of a sudden my window fell inside the door. I tried proceeded to roll up the window, but just heard a chain like noise with no result. I thought, something broke just like that. Weird. After reading a couple of blogs looks like I am not alone. This is how I came to this website.

- Pflugerville, TX, USA

problem #170

Aug 192007


  • 69,428 miles
Drivers side window regulator failed, window went down and will not roll back up. Trying to fix myself, but will have to purchase parts from Ford. The truck is a 2004 F150 XLT super crew with 69K miles.

- Luling, LA, USA

problem #169

Jul 032009


  • 98,658 miles
My family and I were on vacation traveling when two of my windows fell and broke inside my truck. I went to Ford dealership and found out my window regulators failed. The repairs cost 1200 dollars. Three weeks later I had another window fall and shatter on the passenger side. This cost another 600 dollars. Then two days ago August 17, 2009 the drivers side fell while driving. I was able two catch window before it fell into door and shattered. I have called Ford Motor Co about this problem and have gotten passed from one person to another without any results. The dealer has been no help at all either. I almost crashed my truck do to the windows shattering and how scared my family was when glass shattered all over them. This is a big problem. I have looked online and found thousands of complaints about the window regulators in the 2004 Ford F 150 crew cab trucks. I do not understand why this part has not been recalled. This is a major safety concern. Please help me and the thousands of truck owners who have gone through this.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #168

Apr 092009


  • miles
I own a 2004 Ford F-150 FX4. I have had the regulators on both my driver side window and rear passenger side window. Both went out at separate times but both while I was driving. This is a huge safety problem. Thank god when this occurred I didn't have children in the back seat as the window fell so hard it could have shattered on them. This is my 4th Ford vehicle and my family has been a true Ford family for years my father wouldn't have it another way. It is just truly sad that Ford will not acknowledge their mistake and faulty product and take responsibility for this problem. They should issue a recall on all these window regulators. If not I'm sure they will lose many Ford families and customers over this. It is very disappointing.

- Corona, CA, USA

problem #167

Aug 182009


  • 66,689 miles


The window on my 2004 F-150 will not go up I was driving down the road and wanted to put the window up it started to go up but then fell down all of a sudden right after I heard a pop sound and it scared the hell out of me! now it wont go up I have not got it fixed yet but I will I looked on line and found out I'm not the only one who's gone through this problem but regardless this is a safety hazard that could distract someone from the road.

- Florence, TX, USA

problem #166

Aug 132009


  • 19,657 miles
Ford 2004 F-150 has had two power window regulators go out while driving. First one occurred two years ago, currently 5yr old vehicle.

- Midwest City, OK, USA

problem #165

Aug 102009


  • 69,300 miles
1. rolled window up after going through a drive through window. Drove approx. 30 feet and heard a loud "pop". starting driving and the window fell down into the door. 2. window would not roll back up. 3. dealership replaced the "window regulator" as the cable had snapped. This was at a cost to me of $318.

- Corinth, MS, USA

problem #164

Jul 182009

F-150 8-cyl

  • 29,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Ford F-150 super crew. While backing out of the driveway at an unknown speed, the rear passenger side window fell into the door. The contact called the dealer to see if there was a recall regarding the regulator, but there was not. The vehicle was repaired by an independent mechanic. A few months later, the front passenger side window fell into the door as well while the vehicle was parked. Through online research, the contact discovered numerous complaints for the window for her year, make, and model vehicle. The contact called the manufacturer again to see why there was no recall for the regulator. The manufacturer stated that they would have the vehicle inspected by the dealer to check if it qualifies for after warranty financial assistance. The dealer provided the contact with a quote for the repair cost. She feels that this is a safety issue because there was no warning when the windows fell. The current mileage was 31,000 and failure mileage was 29,000. Updated 9/17/09 * cn updated 09/21/09

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #163

Aug 072009


  • 74,236 miles
The window regulators on a 2004 Ford F150 have all failed within a 4 month period of 2009. Two of the windows were almost never used but the failed first. Cost to have the dealer repair this problem is around $400 each. This causes a safety issue due to the fact that the window could fail at anytime.

- Grand Prairie, TX, USA

problem #162

Jul 152009


  • 70 miles
Window regulator for 2004 Ford F150 without any notice the window will just drop the little plastic assembly just break without any warning and have to pull your window out of the door. This is a junky setup for a heavy duty truck.

- Evansville, IN, USA

problem #161

Aug 102009


  • 62,400 miles
This is not a safety concern I don't guess, unless it happens when a child is by the window. I have a 2004 F150 supercrew the window just all of a sudden fell down into the door panel and would not raise back up. After talking to the dealer who knew exactly what the problem was by over the phone description said it was the window regulator. I went online and noticed that I was not the only one, I have read close to 200 post on this same problem. It is a shame that Ford is allowed to put defective parts on these vehicles.these regulators cost $370 to be replaced and that's one door. According to others that have had this problem usually the other 3 window regulators will break within a year after the first. Please make Ford recall and fix there defects!

- Bessemer, AL, USA

problem #160

Jul 252009


  • 100,000 miles
Rolled down my driver's window, started rolling it back up heard a loud pop, window fell down & wouldn't roll back up. My mechanic said he has had alot of the same problems.

- Conroe, TX, USA

problem #159

Aug 082009


  • 157,385 miles
2004 Ford F150 - rear window on the drivers side of my crewcab truck made a loud noise and went down. It will not roll back up and I went to a website to see if I could fix it and found many other owners with multiple similar problems and descriptions. There appears to be multiple failures from these windows and I am concerned that this is a safety issue and could cause an accident.

- Maryville, TN, USA

problem #158

Aug 062009


  • 56,000 miles
July 11,2009, we have a 2004 Ford F150 supercrew with 56000. We were in town and let the rear windows down. The left rear popped very loud and the window fell into the door. I have not fixed it. I talked to the local Ford dealer about it, he said there is not a recall and would cost about $400. Fast-forward to Aug. 6, 2009 my wife was coming home from school(teacher) she let the drivers window down to let some of the hot air out. She got on the hwy. And started rolling the window up about halfway it popped very loud. It startled her so bad she jerked to the right and ended up off the road. Before she could stop the window had fallen into the door. She is ok and was able to drive on home with shaky nerves. This is clearly a safety issue in which NHTSA ought to investigate fervently. Ford needs to make this right and now before someone gets really hurt.

- Laurel, MS, USA

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