really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,645 miles

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2005 Ford F-150 windows / windshield problems

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2005 Ford F-150 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 4)

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problem #49

Jun 192010

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 46,000 miles


Was driving down highway, went to let driver window up, the window slams up very fast, made this loud popping sound than falls to the bottom of door, it would not go back up or down, it really scared me didn't no what was going on. Had to put foiled paper in window to keep it up. All you can here is something moving inside but window will not move. This could really be a safety issue.

- Lynchburg, VA, USA

problem #48

May 242010


  • 76,000 miles
2005 Ford F-150 window regulator failure - driving down the interstate heard a loud pop on the driver side I thought something hit my truck, the window fell into to the door. Estimated cost to fix $420 + tax. After seeing the thousands of complaints on the internet something needs to be done. Recall!! recall!!

- Prairieville, LA, USA

problem #47

May 222010


  • 55,311 miles
Window failure/falling into door: 1. no known specific event, car was parked when failure occurred without human intervention. 2. driver side front window falling into door and passenger side rear window failure. Luckily driver side window has not broken/shattered, but has only fallen into door and did not distract driver when driving in traffic. 2A. after inspecting each window also found passenger rear window is loose and freely moves. 3. dealer explained problem is common and likely that it is the window regulator and/or components. Dealer is charging $450 to repair driver side window.

- Cocoa, FL, USA

problem #46

Apr 242010


  • 65,000 miles


Passenger window in my 2005 Ford F-150 fell inside the door creating a loud bang while driving. Caused me to jump and pull steering wheel to one side nearly causing an accident. Investigation led to a broken plastic clip in the door that released the cable that holds the window in the up (or down position). I have seen numerous complaints about this event. Ford has not recalled the problem as of this date.

- Landrum, SC, USA

problem #45

Mar 212010


  • 76,500 miles
Driver window regulator failed and window dropped into the door. No way to get window closed without removal of door panel. Very unsafe to drive with no window during inclimate weather. There needs to be a complete review of all the fails of this single part.

- Ambler, PA, USA

problem #44

Nov 022009


  • 52,638 miles
For the second time the window in my Ford F150 crashed down into the door panel. Cost me $450 atford dealer to fix. Dealer service rep told me this would happen when the vehicle was in warranty but Ford wont recall and they know the problem exists. My estimate is 4,000,000 vehicles at least,2004-07,08.

- Cave Creek, AZ, USA

problem #43

Oct 152009


  • 100,000 miles


While driving my 2005 Ford F-150 the passenger side window suddenly and loudly slammed down into the door panel causing extreme distraction to the driver. The power window regulator had an internal failure and failed to be able to support the window any longer. The power window regulator required replacement.

- Theodore, AL, USA

problem #42

Dec 282009


  • 69,500 miles
I have a 2005 Ford F150 truck. The end of December 2009 the driver's side window fell down. It started with the electric window button sticking and ended up all of a sudden falling down. The Ford mechanics said this is not unusual and could happen to all 4 windows. This is not a covered service for repair.

- Hudson, CO, USA

problem #41

Jan 012010


  • miles
Your site shows a high number of complaints on the vehicle I own, a 2005 Ford F-150, in which people are startled when a side window on this vehicle "pops" loud enough to be a gunshot, then falls into the doorframe. In reading their complaints you can see how lucky some of them where to avoid an accident. Much less having to pay ~$400. To have it repaired by Ford. This clearly is a design flaw that should be corrected and paid for by Ford Motor Co. My question to you is, why haven't you investigated this matter yet"?"

- Rockaway, NJ, USA

problem #40

Aug 102009


  • 50,880 miles
Windows fall out and crash into the door panel.

- Cave Creek, AZ, USA

problem #39

Sep 152009


  • 44,290 miles


I own a 2005 Ford F150 supercrew pickup. While driving I tried to lower the driver-side front window. As soon as I touched the power window switch the window fell all the way down into the door and became inoperable. After taking the inner door panel off I could see a mess of snarled cable inside the door. The local Ford dealer wants over $400 to fix this problem. The service tech at the dealer admitted this was a problem he sees regularly and from what I have read on the internet I should expect to see the other 3 window regulators fail as well. This could be a safety issue as the window drops quickly and unexpectedly. The window could break or startle the driver enough to cause and accident.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #38

Nov 022009


  • 131,164 miles
On the F-150 trucks from years ranging 2004-2009 the power windows are failing due to a plastic piece that holds the cable in place. Once this plastic piece breaks and the weight of the glass cause it to fall into the door. The issue is this, if the plastic piece is all that keeps this window up, it is not long until car thieves find out that all they need to do is put enough pressure down ward on any of the windows and cause it to break. This issue is all over the internet, and Ford dealership are acknowledge that this is a problem, but Ford seems to think other wise.

- Auburn, GA, USA

problem #37

Oct 222009


  • 50,000 miles
In the middle of a rainy night, the window of my parked 2005 Ford F150 FX4 simply fell into the door, leaving my interior to be soaked.

- Jonesboro, GA, USA

problem #36

Jun 192008


  • 60,000 miles
Both front power window regulators failed within 60K miles without any input. The loud bang when they fail could cause driver distraction.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #35

Sep 212009


  • 34,000 miles
Defective window regulator on driver side rear door, window fell inside of door. Regulator had to be replaced. Cost $413.

- Londonderry, NH, USA

problem #34

Jul 182008


  • 30,000 miles
Defective window regulator on passenger side front door. Window fell down inside of door. Regulator had to be replaced.

- Londonderry, NH, USA

problem #33

Jul 122008


  • 30,000 miles
Defective window regulator on driver's side door. Window fell inside the door. Regulator had to be replaced.

- Londonderry, NH, USA

problem #32

Aug 282009


  • 40,600 miles
I was driving my 2005 Ford F150 and all of a sudden bam sounded as if someone through something at my passenger window. The noise startled me so bad I ended up swerving into the next lane and almost crashing, come to find out; my window fell into the door and is now broken. Upon looking into the situation I have realized many other complaints online about power window regulator. Things like this need to be recalled and taken care of for the safety of the driver.

- Palm Harbor , FL, USA

problem #31

Aug 022009


  • 70,000 miles
Owner of a 2005 Ford F150 supercrew 4X4. I cannot say that any particular event lead up to the failure of this issue. The passenger side rear power window fell inside the door due to a defect in the window lift assembly. Apparently a cable came loose that supports the window and it will no longer stay up. This creates a huge safety issue for my children in the backseat, not to mention theft and weather concerns. As far as repair, I contacted the local Ford dealership only to find out the replacement cost for repairs, which was close to $400. I balked at that having this repaired currently and simply duct taped the window up to at least prevent rain from entering the vehicle. I have not attempted to fix this issue myself (cannot without $200 part), but the part in question is still installed on my vehicle. Upon further research, it appears that this is a very common problem with this vehicle and Ford is doing nothing to remedy this problem. Some owners have had 2-3 windows with the same problem. It does not appear to be a "wear" issue. I believe a plastic clip that holds a cable deteriorates and becomes faulty over time regardless of use. I would definitely not consider this a "maintenance-type" item.

- Monroeville, IN, USA

problem #30

Jul 032009


  • miles
We have a 2005 Ford F-150, my husband is deployed and the truck sits for long periods of time. On July 3rd, me and my daughter (five years old) were driving the truck when the wndow fell. What if the window would have shattered and hurt my child"? this window has been up and down maybe a hand full of times! this was by no way "an over time" incident. Ford is opting to have cheap parts produced, while never thinking of the effects on the driver or passengars! reading on line, this is a very common problem. I think its about time someone take some action and stand up to them! what if the glass would have shattered and my daughter end up in the emergency room or something" then there's more out of pocket expenses, due to neglegence on Ford's part. I'm already out of pocket $350 due to Ford trying to save themselves a little money and producing yet again very cheap, !@#$% parts!!

- Clarksville, TN, USA

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