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 3 of 4)

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problem #29

Jun 202009


  • 50,000 miles


2005 F-150 window regulator fails without warning. Had one replaced under manufacturer's warranty and another failed at 48K miles. Seems to be a common trend amongst Ford vehicles. I understand that this problem is not just limited to the 2005 models. Also appears in Expedition. This is a serious risk for theft, as well as a danger to the occupants. Most recent failure occurred while driving. It was raining when the window fell, making it difficult to drive. Could have easily resulted in an accident.

- Cythiana, KY, USA

problem #28

May 272005


  • miles
Leaving work I went to put down my drivers side window. I heard a loud "pop" and the window glass fell to the bottom of the door. Immediately took it to the local Ford dealer and he knew what it was from my description and advised of a $90 diagnosis charge. Two days later and 400 dollars less in my pocket, they had to replace the window regulator assembly. Apparently from all of the complaints, it is a known problem and Ford should be held responsible and the NHTSA should also take action against Ford and demand a recall.

- Levittown, PA, USA

problem #27

May 222009


  • 16 miles
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 - driverside window/door, heard a loud pop in the door and the window (in the up position) dropped to the bottom of the door. This occurred while traveling on interstate 235 in Iowa at an approximate speed of 70 mph. This incident could have very easily caused a fatal accident.

- North Liberty, IA, USA

problem #26

Apr 252009


  • 43,610 miles


Leading up to the event I noticed friction noise when operating left front power window. On the freeway I heard wind noise which sounded like the window had cracked open. As I reached for the up down switch the window dropped into the door. I was quite startled. When I got home I googled the internet to find numerous complaints on the F-150 power windows. I taped the window shut and am now investigating repair options.

- Chatsworth, CA, USA

problem #25

Apr 172009


  • 72,140 miles
Window regulator assembly in driver's door failed.

- Seneca, SC, USA

problem #24

Feb 012009


  • 75,000 miles
All four windows do not roll up or down. The digital instruments and lights on dashboard filker on and off. An independent mechanic checked vehicle and stated all four of the electric motors needed to be replace. Still working on the dashboard problem.

- San Benito, TX, USA

problem #23

Feb 282009


  • 65,185 miles


Moving approximately 35mph heard a loud pop and the drivers window then fell into the door. Unable to close window. Have not taken to shop yet.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #22

Feb 262009


  • 22,752 miles
Driving down the road when my driver side window just fell into the door.

- Bishop, CA, USA

problem #21

Dec 292008


  • 59,303 miles
Driver's side window fell down inside door while car was parked.

- Rowlett, TX, USA

problem #20

Jan 102009


  • 45,500 miles
I drove away from an atm went to put window up here loud ringing noise and window would not go all the way up. Then a few minutes later I heard a loud popping noise and notice window had fallen into door and. Would not return to the closed position. The noise was loud enough to cause grandson sitting in car seat in back of vehicle to start crying. If there would have been foul weather the inside of vehicle would have gotten soaked as well as a hazard of grandson getting injured from possibility of something entering vehicle through open window opening.

- Spring Hill, TN, USA

problem #19

Jan 022009


  • 54,032 miles


Within the last four months (shortly after the 3 year warranty expiration) three of four power window regulators have failed in my F-150. The dealer indicates that this is one of the most common repair actions for F-150's. this is clearly a well documented and complained about product deficiency that is also a major safety hazard because when the failures occur the window drops into the door panel. My most recent failure which occurred last week was during a serious rain storm with my child sitting at the rear passenger window when it failed and fell into the door panel.

- Gautier, MS, USA

problem #18

Jan 042009


  • 33,110 miles
Driving down the road at about 30 mph I heard wind blowing into my 2005 Ford F-150 and noticed that the right rear window had fell down about half way I tried to roll up the window with no success. I had to tape the window so that it would stay in the up position. The truck only has about 30,000 miles and this is the second window I have had to repair. This was very troubling to me that my window could just fall down with no one pushing the button or anything. I wondered what if my truck was just parked in a parking lot and this occurred someone could easily steal everything in my vehicle. I looked on the internet to see if anyone else was having this problem and found thousands of people have had the same problem. The window regulators on the 2004 and 2005 F-150's are faulty and dangerous. And it is time that someone make Ford take responsibility for their faulty equipment.

- Wichita Falls, TX, USA

problem #17

Dec 152008


  • 47,197 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F150 purchased brand new in 2005. The front windshield completely lost its seal. While driving at speeds of less than 30 mph, he heard five loud banging noises in front of the windshield. The dealer stated that the installation of the windshield was not Ford manufactured and would not assist with the repair costs. The vehicle was purchased brand new from a Ford dealer and has not had any repairs to the windshield. The failure and current mileages were less than 47,197.

- Waukesha, WI, USA

problem #16

Dec 142008


  • 48,235 miles
Passenger side electric window on our 2005 Ford F-150 supercab simply fell down while my wife was working. We rarely use the passenger window at all. I have read a plethora of such occurrences on www.carcomplaints.com. I feel this is a safety issue. The windows can fall at any time - even when the vehicle is parked. Imagine being broken down in a very frigid place and trying to stay warm and bang - a window simply falls down. This should warrant an immediate recall. The parts that fail are cheap plastic clips used to guide cables with a lot of torque/tension on them. Thank you very much. Ronnie pierce

- Palm Harbor, FL, USA

problem #15

Dec 052008


  • 112,381 miles
I have changed the window control switch, window motor and now have to change the window regulator for the same window. The cheap plastic piece broke. That is on one window, not counting the other three windows that have had parts replaced already.

- Leesville, LA, USA

problem #14

Dec 012008


  • 51,000 miles
Broken power window.

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #13

Dec 012008


  • 48,315 miles
At 47,296 miles the right rear window of my Ford F150 crew cab fell down into the door and would no longer operate. I paid $416 to repair at a Ford dealership. At 48312 the left rear window has fallen inside the door and will not operate. I will be facing another 400+ in repairs.

- Simi Valley, CA, USA

problem #12

Nov 172008


  • 88,000 miles
My passenger window fell down inside the door frame. This is the second time this has happened. The first time I was going down the highway and the drivers window fell down in the door. It was pouring out an I couldn't see where I was going with the rain blowing inside. I pushed the window up button and nothing happened. I took it to the dealer and it was $240 to get fixed. Im lucky it wasn't raining this time. I hope Ford motor is looking at this issue. This is a real safety concern while driving in bad weather, just to have the window fall down with no warning!! thanks.

- Queen Creek, AZ, USA

problem #11

Nov 112008


  • 31,003 miles
My 2005 Ford F150 just dropped the driver side window down into the door due to the poorly designed faulty window regulator. From searching the web this is a well known defect that is abundant in F150's. this is a safety hazard as this happened in rush hour traffic and I thought I had been shot at and drove off the road into a ditch and banged my shoulder. This is well known to be an issue and is a major safety hazard. This needs to be recalled before someone gets killed!

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #10

Nov 072008


  • 35,875 miles
This has happened two times now. While driving, I hear loud pop or bang and then the window will fall into the door. This has happened on the passenger side and drivers side. This nearly caused an accident because I thought someone was shooting at me. It startled me quite badly. Ford should be required to issue a recall on these window regulators. Parts are available to repair, but the repair does not permanently fix the problem. This is dangerous because most people cover the window with plastic while waiting for the repair. If they can't afford the repair they may drive around for weeks or months with a plastic window that completely blocks visibility.

- Houston, TX, USA

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