hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,677 miles

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2005 Ford F-150 Owner Comments (Page 3 of 9)

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problem #140

Oct 052010

F-150 8-cyl

  • 48,000 miles


2005 Ford F150 window regulator failure 3rd window regulator to fail.

- Valdosta, GA, USA

problem #139

Oct 042010


  • 55,000 miles
I was driving my 2005 Ford F150 FX4 and traveling at approximately 45 mph when all of a sudden my front driver's side window came crashing down. I was shocked not knowing at all what was going on. I momentarily had little or no control of the vehicle due to my sudden shock and confusion. Once I had realized that the window had basically just fallen from its closed position, I was furious. Furious that something as simple as a window suddenly crashing open, almost caused me to crash into oncoming traffic, endangering my life as well as my wife's and others on the road. I know this may not seem very dangerous, but put yourself in the driver's seat and imagine your window being shot out while traveling 45mph. It was terrifying, and I am lucky not to have had a more serious incident. I immediately drove my vehicle to the nearest Ford dealer. To my dismay, the service manager informed me that there was not a current recall for this situation and I would need to have a new window regulator installed. Basically, the window regulator failed, which caused the window to crash down. After researching this problem, I have found that thousands of others have had this same issue (some multiple times) with either the 2004 or 2005 year models. This is absolutely a serious problem with this model and needs to be addressed immediately. Ford needs to issue a safety recall now to make this right for the loyal customers.

- Bloomingdale , IL, USA

problem #138

Sep 272010


  • 117,000 miles
While driving on the highway at a speed of 55-65. I thought I was shot at causing me to be distracted from my driving. When I pulled over to see if I was shot or if something hit my car I noticed my left hand rear window was down in the door. This occurred yesterday 9/27/10. When I returned home I pulled off the panel and found that the window regulator in my 2005 Ford F150 was not working. After inquiring about repairing this I noticed that this problem with Ford's window regulators is an ongoing issue and that there is a number of complaints by patrons replacing up to four windows in one vehicle. This is certainly a safety issue and an insurance issue regarding accidents and theft of vehicle and property. These windows fall at any given time while parked or driving. This issue needs to be investigated for sure! when I thought I was shot at it scared me so bad especially in these times when you have shooters out there on the freeways and highways. These car manufactures are using faulty parts to these regulators for the windows and warranties and will not cover them as the parts are not warranted. I can't imagine someone getting killed or in an accident over a small plastic part in a window regulator. Please address this situation. A total recall of these window regulators has to be addressed.

- Pearblossom, CA, USA

problem #137

Sep 232010

F-150 8-cyl

  • 77,000 miles


2005 Ford F150 window regulator failure, I have replaced the regulator on the passenger side door now the driver side failed. I call Ford customer care but they will not fix it.

- Morrison, CO, USA

problem #136

Sep 122010

F-150 8-cyl

  • 47,800 miles
After closing the door in a driveway, the drivers side window suddenly fell into the door panel. The window could not be raised to the closed position. The window regulator with part number 4L3Z-1823201-ca had to be replaced at a total cost of $553. This could have been a very unsafe condition had it happened while driving in bad weather conditions or while driving in an area where there is a concern for personal safety.

- Metairie, LA, USA

problem #135

Sep 232010

F-150 8-cyl

  • 38,906 miles
2005 Ford F-150 power window regulators for both the driver's side and passenger's side failed within the same week. While driving at highway speeds the windows collapsed into the doors causing a loud noise. Subsequently the windows would not roll back up. Regulators needed to be replaced for both.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #134

Sep 182010


  • 140,000 miles


I have had issues with a "clunk" sound when the window rolls all the way up. Today as the window went up there was an even louder "clunk" sound and then the window slowly sunk back into the door. It was so loud that it sounded as if the glass itself broke causing me to flinch away. Luckily there were no injuries associated with it. The problem is with the window regulator. Apparently there are hundreds/thousands of complaints of similar issues with the 2004/2005 models. When I called the Ford dealership and described the problem they immediately knew what it was and said that it was common.

- Sebastian, FL, USA

problem #133

Jul 012008


  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150. The contact was driving approximately 55 mph and closing the window. Once the window was closed, there was a loud abnormal bang. The window immediately dropped into the door panel and shattered. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that a cable within the door panel fractured. The vehicle was repaired. Approximately two years later, the failure recurred on the front passenger side window yet the window did not shatter. The vehicle was not examined for the cause of failure nor repaired. The failure mileage was 20,000 and the current mileage was 40,000.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #132

Sep 142010


  • 73,135 miles
1. I was driving 35 mph home from the dog park and the window popped when I was closing it. 2. this window regulator failure has happened to my Ford 150 six times. I have to take apart the paneling and place a piece of wood to hold up the window because I can't afford 400 dollars each time this happens. Drive window once, rear driver side passenger two times, right passenger rear window once and the back window middle slider two times. 3. the corrections taken for past regulator failures is to get the piece replaced from the manufacturer Ford. Yes I have the bad parts.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #131

Dec 012009


  • 26,000 miles
Normal use of windows. Three of four electric windows have failed. One motor has been replaced.

- Fort Payne, AL, USA

problem #130

Oct 302008

F-150 8-cyl

  • 74,000 miles


On October 30, 2008 I went over a speed bump and heard a loud bang. When I stopped my truck I noticed my front passenger window was slowly coming down by itself. Another broken window regulator thanks to Ford.

- New River, AZ, USA

problem #129

Aug 122007

F-150 8-cyl

  • 37,000 miles
In August 2007 I was driving on the highway when I heard a loud bang and my driver window fell down into the door. Very scary and very dangerous. Living in Arizona in August the average temperatures are above 100. Not only was I scared but hot and sweaty.

- New River, AZ, USA

problem #128

Sep 092010

F-150 8-cyl

  • 102,000 miles
/I have a 2005 Ford F150. I have had to replace 3 window regulators in it. On thurs 9/9/10 the third one went out. There must be a problem with these parts. I'm waiting for the fourth one to break. It is very scary to be driving and hear a loud bang. It sounds like somebody threw a boulder at the side of you truck and then the window falls into the door.

- New River, AZ, USA

problem #127

Sep 012010

F-150 8-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
Driver side power window is having issues rolling up. Will roll down fine, but when I go to roll it up, gets stuck halfway through. I have to grab top of the window to force it back all the way up. I had this problem 2 years ago when truck was under warranty and dealer replaced free of charge. Now I'm already having the same issue only 2 years later- I read a ton of posts on the web and it looks like this is an ongoing problem with Ford and should be something that should be recalled. There are reports of windows shattering on the highway for being only rolled up halfway when the window would not roll up- also what if I get stuck in a bad part of town, like compton, ca and my window won't roll up?

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #126

Sep 032010


  • 109,163 miles
On three different occasions, I have had my window slam down suddenly while driving. Once I was driving 45mph and once I was actually doing at least 65 mph on the freeway. It nearly caused me to crash twice. Today my husband was driving and the same thing happened. After only researching for approximately 15 minutes, I have seen several complaints regarding this matter. Many complaints posted on your site have occurred within the last 30 days! there are also several on google. Is someone waiting for an injury or death before they take action"! at this point it has only cost my family money and nerves. I hope it never has and never will cost someone a family member. Will your office be held accountable for not acting on these complaints? will anyone? or does an injury have to occur first" please make Ford recall the window regulator!

- Citrus Heights, CA, USA

problem #125

Sep 012010

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 95,000 miles
My 2005 Ford F150 pick-up drivers side window made a loud bang when I went to roll it up. I was driving when this happened and was very startled, almost hitting the car next to me. I looked for a website to fix it and found they have several issues with their electric windows. Add one more.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #124

Aug 272010


  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150. While attempting to raise the passenger side window the contact noticed that the window had suddenly fell into the door of the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed and one year prior to the failure the contact noticed that the driver side window experienced the same failure. The current and failure mileages were 65000.

- Conway, AR, USA

problem #123

Jul 272010


  • 51,000 miles
Driver side power window fell down on my 2005 F150 Ford truck. Window will not roll up. This is very unsafe. After research I was able to get the new Ford window regulator and fix the problem. The sad part it could have happened with my kids in the truck or on a trip or in the rain or desert with soaring heat.

- La Mesa, CA, USA

problem #122

Aug 192010

F-150 8-cyl

  • miles
When operating the power window of my 2005 Ford F-150 there was a sudden bang and the window fell down inside the door cavity. Researching this on the internet I have found that many others have had the same failure. Ford has so far refused to do anything other than charge hundreds of dollars to the consumer for repairs to these failed power windows. In many, many cases as soon as one window fails the others begin to fail within weeks. I urge you to fully investigate and use your authority and influence with Ford Motor Company to initiate a recall.

- Novi, MI, USA

problem #121

Aug 102010

F-150 8-cyl

  • 121,000 miles
Rear right window fall down inside door while I was driving on the freeway and the left rear window did the same thing in April of this year, I had the first one repaired for about $300. Ford has a defective window regulator.

- Anderson, CA, USA

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