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

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2005 Ford F-150 windows / windshield problems

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2005 Ford F-150 Owner Comments (Page 4 of 9)

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problem #120

Aug 222008

F-150 8-cyl

  • 45,461 miles


I have been changing out my regulators for my F-150 5.4 liter XLT 2005 since 2008. Total amount of times is up to three and today 08-16-2010 my driver side window is now stuck in the down position. Coming home from work driving the speed limit on the highway today I was rolling down my window and then heard a crack and then it wouldn't roll back up. Well I knew what the sound ment because I have had to change all the other three windows in my truck and heard the same noise when it happened to them. Total amount of money spent on just the first three window regulators and labor $1,062.54, that's not counting what I'm about to spend the forth time on my drivers side window. I was told and on the receipts it has replaced with new parts, did not see the old parts that were taken out though. This is getting old, is there anybody out there that can stop this. I know that I'm not the only one that this is effecting.

- Lemoore, CA, USA

problem #119

Jul 282010

F-150 8-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
Twice the passengers side windows have just fallen, once in the parking lot during work, the other while traveling to work on the road. This is 2005 F150 vehicle, both windows are seldom used. My mother has a 2004 F150 vehicle, and both window in the front have fallen, both times she was on the interstate, which scared her both times, she is seventy three.

- Cherryville ,, NC, USA

problem #118

Aug 142010


  • 45,000 miles
I have a 2005 Ford F150 with 45K miles on it I was driving down the road at about 30mph and all of the sudden the driver side window fell down all by itself no warning nothing. Scared the heck out of my wife. It appears it is a common issue and that Ford is aware they have the issue but refuse to do anything. It cost $450 to replace the regulator and judging by what I read this will not be the last time I have to do this if I keep the car. I have had too many issues for so few miles.

- The Colony, TX, USA

problem #117

Aug 122010


  • 30,134 miles


Hi I have a 2005 Ford F150 that the window regulator let go and the glass just fell down its the third regulator I have had to replace 2 fronts and one rear.

- Dartmouth, MA, USA

problem #116

Aug 082010


  • 20,806 miles
Paid my toll for the bridge crossing went to roll up driver side door, heard a loud pop plus glass breakage and my window began to fall into the door.

- Patterson, CA, USA

problem #115

Aug 032010


  • 73,705 miles
Passenger window fell into the door with no warning at all. I was driving at the time and it caused a big distraction. This is the 2nd failure of the window regulator on this vehicle.

- Palm Coast, FL, USA

problem #114

Jul 272010

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 32,950 miles


1) no particular event preceded this failure. 2) passenger power window fell down due to failed window regulator plastic part on 2005 Ford F-150 FX4 supercab with 32K miles while parked outside at workplace. Luckily the consequences were limited but could have been much worse, such as theft, interior damage due to weather, or a passenger safety hazard. 3) failure was corrected by replacing entire window regulator mechanism.

- Malabar, FL, USA

problem #113

Jul 262010


  • 41,000 miles
2005 Ford F150 extended cab FX4 I was closing my drivers side window when I heard a loud pop, then the window fell through the door seal. Now the window is stuck in the down position inside the door.

- Marysville, WA, USA

problem #112

Jul 212010

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 50,500 miles
2005 Ford F150 window regulator broke with window down, safety issue.

- Murrieta , CA, USA

problem #111

Aug 132009


  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the driver side window became loose and fell inside the door. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the window regulator was replaced. A few months later the passenger side window exhibited the exact same failure. The regulator was replaced on the passenger side by the dealer. The contact has not contacted Ford Motor Company. The failure mileage was approximately 70,000. The VIN was not available. The current mileage was approximately 75,000.

- Bogart , GA, USA

problem #110

Jul 182010


  • 95,000 miles


My 2005 Ford F-150 front passenger side window fell in the door. While driving down a smooth road in a residential area I heard a huge crack, then the window literally fell in the door and would not come up. The crack sounded like a gunshot and could have resulted in serious injuries. Repairs from the Ford dealer are estimated at 400 or more dollars.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #109

Jun 202010

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 22,000 miles
2005 Ford F-150 passenger window fell and cost $300 to repair. Two weeks later the drivers window fell, haven't had it repaired yet. Only 22000 miles on vehicle.

- Harvest, AL, USA

problem #108

Jul 052010


  • 28,849 miles
I am the owner of a 2005 Ford F150 supercab truck. I recently had another power window regulator fail on my vehicle. This failure occurred while I was driving down the road at a speed of about 35mph. This is the second regulator that has been replaced on this vehicle (the first one occurred three years ago). When this failure occurs the window just drops completely down into the door with no warning. When this failure occurs while you are driving it causes a very big distraction to the driver and passengers of the vehicle. Three years ago, when the first regulator failed, I had my vehicle parked (luckily at home) and I noticed that the window was in the down position. I recalled rolling the window up when I parked my vehicle, so I got in it to put the window in the up position. After turning the ignition on and pressing the up button, nothing happened. This time it was the drivers window. I am very fortunate to have not parked my vehicle in a public place when this failure occurred because it would have given anyone access to the inside of my vehicle. Although the failures did not result in any injury or losses, this is a very important issue concerning vehicle safety. I conducted some internet research on this issue and it appears that other 2004-2005 F150 owners have had the same issue with these window regulators. I am very concerned that the remaining 2 windows will fail over time. On both occasions, I took my vehicle to the local dealership to have a replacement window regulator installed. One of the regulator replacements was covered under warranty and the most recent one was not. This repair cost was $220. I feel that this is an issue that regular maintenance nor normal vehicle care could prevent. This is a definite equipment flaw that the owner has no warning of when it will occur. Therefore I feel that these regulators should be investigated because it poses a safety issue to the vehicle owner as well as other drivers on the roadway.

- St. Francisville, LA, USA

problem #107

Jun 272010


  • 36,000 miles
2005 Ford F-150, power window regulator failure. Driver's side 2 years ago now passenger side. No known cause. First one replaced under warranty. Out of warranty and not replaced psngr. Side yet.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #106

Jun 172010

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 52,000 miles
2005 Ford F150 power window. Two windows in two months dropped while driving and one shattered.

- Queen Creek, AZ, USA

problem #105

Jun 142010

F-150 4WD 6-cyl

  • 74,980 miles
2005 Ford F150 window regulator failure.

- Palm Springs, FL, USA

problem #104

Jun 122010


  • 53,000 miles
Window on drivers side will not go up, in a rollover, limbs and head could protrude outside causing serious bodily harm and or death, this accident has not taken place yet, I am only saying it could.

- Wellborn, FL, USA

problem #103

Jan 302010

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
I was driving on the interstate and heard a loud pop and thought someone had shot at my car, it scared me and with my response swerved and I almost had an accident. Later as it turned out it was a common window regulator defect on Ford trucks and SUV's. they have built it with the purpose of failure and a high cost to the owner to repair this and no guarantee that it will work and not fail again soon. This should be a recall to all those Ford's with this failure. It is going to cost just under $400 to fix with no guarantee. It is indeed a safety issue when it happens while driving at high speeds or anywhere around any other cars, not to mention the window dropping, who knows it could shatter and cause a severe injury.

- Draper, UT, USA

problem #102

May 272010


  • miles
2005 Ford F150 - driver's side window suddenly failed and fell down inside the door.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #101

May 262010

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 44,000 miles
I was driving down the road and out of nowhere! my driver's door window slid/fell hard down into my door for no reason!! I didn't even hit a bump! not sure if the window broke at the bottom inside the door or not. Now it won't go up. Upon looking for the possible cause online, I read that Ford knows that this is an equipment defect and potential safety issue but has so far refused to do anything about it. This could have happened anywhere, even in a mall parking lot where someone would have instant access to the interior. Not to mention the safety issues, weather, etc.

- Greenwood, SC, USA

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