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 8 of 31)

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problem #477

Apr 102010

F-150 8-cyl

  • 22,459 miles


2004 Ford F150 drivers window fell in, it was pouring rain. Very upset. I see there are many complaints about this problem, should be a recall.

- North Haven, CT, USA

problem #476

Aug 232010

F-150 8-cyl

  • 83,687 miles
2004 Ford F-150. So far 3 out of 4 window regulators have failed causing the window to drop into the door. This is a security and safety issue. Twice the windows failed while driving. The rear window failed while my young daughter was in the back seat and I had to continue travel while wind was blowing on her. My driver side window just failed while driving and startled me enough that I almost wrecked. This is a very expensive repair and the Ford dealership even admits that a recall should be issued since they have to do this repair so often.

- Indian Trail, NC, USA

problem #475

Sep 082010

F-150 8-cyl

  • 66,020 miles
2004 Ford F150 window regulator failures...multiple times..several months apart. The window comes crashing down and is totally open. I have dogs that ride with me. This has got to be fixed by Ford.

- Indian Trail , NC, USA

problem #474

Sep 092010

F-150 8-cyl

  • 22,550 miles


While I was driving the truck on local roads, the passenger side electrically controlled window which was fully up suddenly slowly receded down into the door of the truck and now cannot be raised back up. The window is not broken, and the noise when I press the window control seems to indicate that the motor is still working properly. I have called several repair shops (and the dealer), and the conclusion so far (hearing the description but without inspecting the vehicle) is that the window regulator needs to be replaced.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #473

Sep 092010


  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Ford F150. While driving at 5 mph the driver's side front window made a loud pop noise and fell down. This has been the third time that the contact has replaced windows on the vehicle due to them falling. The dealer had not been contacted and the window had not been replaced at the time of the complaint. The failure mileage was 35000 and the current mileage was 73000.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #472

Aug 252010

F-150 8-cyl

  • 1,008 miles
Was driving home from work and my rear driver's side window dropped to the bottom for no apparent reason. I don't even use the window much. Pulled off door cover and found cable apart and wound and tangled behind motor. Called my buddy to see if he had it happen to his and before I could say anything he said he just came in from cramming a board in his rear widow make it home. They seem to be really poorly made.

- Evansville, IN, USA

problem #471

Dec 292008

F-150 8-cyl

  • 20,238 miles


I have an 2004 Ford F150 and over the approximately past 21 months I have had firstly the drivers window came down on its own, (I have a crew cab with 4 doors) then the right rear passenger window about 10 months ago and this week the left rear came down on it's own, (haven't got this one fixed yet) doing so this or next week. The repair cost me $330 approximately $90 labor and $200 plus for the part, I get no explanation as to why or relief over the cost from the dealer, I have not contacted Ford directly yet. It is truly a safety issue no matter how you look at. Each time, the window was up, I heard a click and down it came... I was not lowering the windows. I haven't lowered any except the repaired drivers door window since about 10 months ago when the right rear came down.. I only open the left front (drivers) and this includes the moon roof, I don't open that either for fear it will break. The ironic thing is all 3 came down without me touching the buttons to lower or raise them. I see below there is space for only 1 entry for "approximate incident date" so I will use the first one. Two of these incidents were coming or going to my doctor for chemotherapy. I have cancer.

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #470

Sep 072010


  • 106,755 miles
While driving at highway speed the rear passenger window droped, at that time my grandson (3) taught it would be ok to throw his socker ball out. The ball bounced of a car behind me but no damage but scared the driver almost causing an accident. This is a big problem, windows should not drop like that good thing weather was good, I can only imagine if it had been raining the other car would have not been able to stop causing a major accident and I would be getting seud. This issue needs fixing by Ford because is not an isoleted problem thousands are having the same problem. Window not fixed yet still researching for parts.

- Camden, NC, USA

problem #469

Mar 152010


  • 74,000 miles
In 2008 I purchased a 2004 Ford F-150 lariat( 4 door). In March of this year ( 2010) the power window mechanism on the front drivers side failed, causing the window to drop into the door panel. The front drivers side passenger door failed in June of this year with the same result. Today, Sept 7, the rear passengers side door window mechanism failed causing the window to drop into the door. I have done some research on the internet and I find the failure of the power window mechanism to be fairly common. This is a definite safety hazard as an unexpected lowering of the window can cause items inside the truck to fly around inside the cab and create a safety hazard to the driver. It would seem that Ford has had an unusual number of this failures and should make the repairs at their cost in order to prevent serious accidents.

- Williamston, SC, USA

problem #468

Aug 012010

F-150 8-cyl

  • 115,000 miles
Rear driver side window (supercrew F150) fell into door after window regulator cable system failed while driving down the street. The window motor was not being operated at the time of incident.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #467

Sep 042010

F-150 8-cyl

  • 83,200 miles


While raising the front passenger window of my 2004 Ford F150 truck, I heard a loud bang and the window dropped. The window could not be raised. From the stand point of safety, the wind noise driving at highway speeds creates a distraction and contributes to driver fatigue. If the failure occurs in heavy traffic at highway speeds, there is the real potential for the driver to be startled to the point of failure to retain control of the vehicle. From a physical security stand point, passengers, pets and personal property are all at risk if the vehicle cannot be secured. The only previous problem with power windows in this vehicle were with the rear window.

- Grasonville, MD, USA

problem #466

Sep 042010


  • 70,275 miles
I have just had my second incidence of a window regulator snapping in my 2004 Ford F150. I was just rolling my electric window up as I was getting my truck washed today, September 4, 2010, and a horrendous pop was heard by me and bystanders outside the vehicle, and the window then slid down into the door panel. I have barely over 70,000 miles on the truck now, and the first incidence occurred at 64,273. The first fix cost me $337.66 for the rear driver side, and today's failure happened to the passenger rear. That's twice in 6000 miles. I am forced to drive my other vehicle to as I my vehicle is now unsecure since the window cannot be closed. The first failure was due to the cable snapping, and the same scary sound happened today so I can only conclude that the same part failure occurred today. Ford will not fix the vehicle nor the issue which has caused numerous F150 owners to lose out on wages lost to hours missed at work and money paid to have their expensive vehicle back in operating order. Ford has offered to let me buy a new part, at my expense, and pay them over $200 labor to replace.

- San Ramon, CA, USA

problem #465

Jun 212009


  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Ford F-150. The contact stated that three of the windows fell off track and would not close. The first window fell in the summer of 2009, the second one fell in February 2010, and the most recent one fell in September 2010. The vehicle had not inspected or repaired at the time of the complaint. The contact used a stick to hold the windows up. The contact had not spoken with the manufacturer. The VIN was unavailable. The current mileage was approximately 102,000. The failure mileage was approximately 70,000.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #464

Jan 222008

F-150 8-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
2004 F150 4dr defective windows. All three windows have fallen down into the door in the past 3 year. Ford dealership quoted us each window would cost $500 per door. At this point we have place a bar in the window to keep them closed.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #463

Jun 012010

F-150 8-cyl

  • 99,800 miles
The windows fall down in our Ford F150. We have not had the problem fixed at this time because it is expensive to repair.

- Shobonier, IL, USA

problem #462

Sep 012010


  • 140,000 miles
2004 Ford F150 lariat 4door. Right rear power window. Third time power window has failed. Each time my family was on a road trip and the window came crashing down into the door. Thankfully nothing was broken. However weather was raining and the amount of rain entering the vehicle made it impossible to drive.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #461

Sep 022010

F-150 8-cyl

  • 119,000 miles
Window regulator broke window dropped inside the door.

- Yukon, OK, USA

problem #460

Sep 022010

F-150 8-cyl

  • 46,222 miles
2004 Ford F-150 window regulator failed window droped scared the driver.

- Lock Haven, PA, USA

problem #459

Sep 012010


  • 54,983 miles
Window on driver side fell during driving and caused distraction and near accident. Appears the regulator cable(s) failed and window fell to bottom of door. Truck is used for normal city driving not a work truck. Dealer to repair at my cost.

- Chula Vista, CA, USA

problem #458

Apr 082010


  • miles
I own a 2004 Ford F150 lariat pickup supercrew model, 3 windows have fallen down into the door enclosure while driving, the window regulator has failed on all 3 doors, except the drivers side.

- Miami, FL, USA

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