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 8 of 9)

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problem #40

May 152009


  • 30,000 miles


Ford F150 2005 door windows one window failed at 30,000 miles and two other windows fail at 70,000 miles at the cost of $300 each. There has to be a recall on door windows breaking down.

- San Antonio, , TX, USA

problem #39

Apr 162009


  • 40,000 miles
Driver-side window fell into the door after closing the door.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #38

May 182009


  • 72,000 miles
I heard a loud crack and then my drivers side window fell! I searched the web and found so many people with the same problem, do something! Ford should put out a recall on this problem. I've found there was several F150 owners all have had this problem. Bad design on these regulators bad window regulator on this truck in under 72,000 miles. Ford needs to refund or recall all of these trucks. It is a very common problem; these regulators are defective from the factory!

- Kansas City , MO, USA

problem #37

May 032009


  • 40,346 miles


Ford F150 pickup. The passenger-side simply window dropped to the bottom of the door as I was driving. The dealer says it is caused by a failed window regulator. This is the second time it happened on this vehicle; also had a single failure on my 2004 Ford Expedition, the rear window where my (then) 4-year old daughter sat. It dropped clear to the bottom of the door and she could have easily crawled out. Seems like this is quite a dangerous defect--the noise alone sure startled me! Ford apparently has huge numbers of complaints on this defective part.

- San Marino, CA, USA

problem #36

Apr 012008


  • 30,000 miles
Window regulator on both passenger and driver side both broken. Sounded like a grinding noise and the window fell in door panel on driver side. Passenger side has the grinding noise now.

- Waxhaw, NC, USA

problem #35

Apr 192009


  • 21,467 miles
2005 Ford F150 window regulators. Window just collapses in the door !!!!

- Whittier, CA, USA

problem #34

Apr 122009


  • 60,000 miles


I own a 2005 Ford F-150 and I have had to replace both of the window regulators with in 3 months of each other and I am out $550. After it happened the first time I did some research and this seem a very common problem and Ford doesn't seem to want to do anything about it.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #33

Apr 102009


  • 39,000 miles
Was driving down the highway @ 65 mph / temp 25 degrees in my Ford 150 ( 2005 ) with my infant son and my drivers side window came crashing down. This scared me as I didn't know what had happened and thought something had hit my vehicle. After I pulled over and calmed down and realized what had actually happened I continued to drive several miles on the highway to get home. With temps at 25 degrees it was very cold for my son in his car seat. This issue could cause a serious accident as it's very scary when the window slams down and could cause somebody to get in accident. Went to Ford and they stated I need a new window regulator..... I noticed on the web that there is hundreds of complaints related to Ford window regulators........not good!

- Byron, MN, USA

problem #32

Apr 072005


  • 37,121 miles
This is the fourth time I have had this problem. Pretty much every thing is fine then I will get this grinding sound when I attempt to roll down or up a window. The same fix is required each time from the dealer. The window actuator breaks and has to be replaced. Today marks the day that officially every window on this vehicle has had this problem. My vehicle only has 37,000 miles on it.

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #31

Feb 192007


  • 38,000 miles
In the past 25 months all 4 of the electric window regulators on my 2005 F150 super crew have broken and the truck only has 57K miles on it. The problem was the same for all, the plastic parts that retain the end of the drive cable let loose and then the cable unwraps from the motor pulley. Since Ford does not sell any service parts for these regulators the entire assembly must be replaced at a cost of about $200 each. So far it has cost me a total of $815.56 and I am extremely upset over this situation. As a comparison, I drove my 1985 and my 1994 F150's for 152K and 204K miles respectively and never had a single electric window problem with either. Also, the service and parts staff at the dealership admit there is a high failure rate on these regulators but Ford is not issuing any recalls. I would like Ford to issue a recall on these window regulators and reimburse the costs paid by those of us who have had to replace them already. The only failed regulator I have is the one I replaced most recently.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #30

Mar 282009


  • 55,000 miles


Driving around with windows down in my 2005 Ford F-150 supercrew when I tried to roll up the front passenger window I heard an extremely loud bang that made me think that I had been hit by another vehicle. Took the door panel apart and found the power window regulator cable was mangled and it had broken free from one of the window slides. When I tried to find the parts online I came across a forum on complaints.com. Apparently hundreds of people are having the same problem, with the same loud pop or bang which is very startling and could potentially cause an accident. Several of the people wrote that they have had this same problem with more than one door and even several times with each door. Local Ford dealership told me it is because of the heat in las vegas and they keep lots of them in stock because it is a very common failure. I think it is more than the heat though because people all over the country are reporting the same problem.

- North Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #29

May 082008


  • miles
Window regulator. Tons of people have had the same problem with the "plastic" support system failing causing the window to fall.

- Englewood, OH, USA

problem #28

Mar 062009


  • 44,300 miles
I have a 2005 crewcab F150 my driver side window broke. I had it replace because it was still under warranty but the then my passenger window fell out while I was rolling it down. I couldn't have this one replace because the warranty expired a couple before this happened. I see alot people complaining about this issue I would to see it recalled. Thank you

- Biloxi, MS, USA

problem #27

Mar 152009


  • 76,000 miles
My Ford F150 window regulator has went out on 3 different windows in 3 months. The window for no cause ie.. rolling up or down window out of the blue a loud "pop" and the window falls inside the door where it will stay until the regulator is replaced. I've been doing Y research and I've discovered I'm not alone. This is a huge safety issue that needs to be taken care. There's clearly a problem.

- Fullerton, CA, USA

problem #26

Mar 122009


  • 37,944 miles
Within the last tree 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 was during a serious rain storm with my child sitting at the rear passenger window when it failed and fell into the door panel. Although this Ford defect is widely documented Ford Motor Company is doing nothing for it's customers. The cost for power window regulator replacements in my less than four year old 2005 F-150 (each door has a different part/price each of which was over $400) has already exceeded all of my combined repair costs for my previous F-150 over a ten year period. I have been a die hard Ford product buyer (pinto, tempo, granada, Mercury marquis, Ranger and three F-150's) but quality, customer service and loyalty to the customer no longer hold any value to the Ford Motor Company. For the first time in my life I am actually considering trading in my Ford for a Chevy (ughhh) to avoid another window repair that could be applied to a new vehicle payment. One thing is for sure, after dealing with these F-150 window problems, if Ford is not willing to correct their problem and properly support their consumers I will never purchase another Ford product.

- Sebring, FL, USA

problem #25

Mar 152009


  • 37,950 miles
1. vehicle was parked. 2. side window failed - retracted and broke. 3. service garage replaced defective regulator assembly at a cost of $300.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #24

Feb 162009


  • 39,868 miles
For the past year I have been hearing a popping or clicking type noise coming from my front driver side window of my 2005 Ford F-150, I didn't think anything of it, 2 days ago I got into my truck shut the door, "bam" the window falls into the door, I hit the window button, nothing but a crackling sound like the window was breaking. I put plastic on the window and took it to the dealer. They said they have never heard of any thing like that and it will be $54 to take off the door panel for "diagnostics for investigatory issues", $476.05 later, the regulator assemble was broken and needed repair. I asked for the old part when I picked up the truck, they said " the part has already been disposed of. Part # 4L3Z*1823201* regulator asy.

- Saint Ann, MO, USA

problem #23

Jan 142009


  • 37,000 miles
Like many other people driving F150S I closed my door and hear a loud pop sound from my door. I first believed that the door had slammed on something, so I opened the door and looked, there was nothing. About 2 minutes of driving later my driver side window suddenly and quite forcefully fell inside the panel. After I got home I took the door apart and found a tangle of wire and window at the bottom. After removing all the parts in acordance with the chilton's manual, and reconstructing the electric window on the kitchen floor because it was 20 outside I discovered that the actual defect came from the mounting bracket that supports the window and slides up and down on the rail was the reason for the defect. I then tried to find the part by google-ing "F150 window repair glass mount" and found that there was a whole list of other people with the same problem as me. I went to the dealer and of course the electric window kit it only sold motor and all for $199.99, while all that is defective is the clip which even as a dealer part would only be 15-20 dollars by my estimation. The car is only 4 years old with 37K miles. I'm a big Ford fan but this is really unsat, especially with all the other people having the very same issue.

- Sheppard Afb, TX, USA

problem #22

Nov 172007


  • 50,000 miles
Wife was driving truck when she heard a loud pop and the drivers window rolled down. She could not roll it up and Ford said it was a window regulator without looking at it.

- Aubrey, TX, USA

problem #21

Jan 202009


  • 51,000 miles
The cable in the window regulator in my 2005 Ford F-150 completely stripped out. The part is impossible to find, unless I want to pay $330 at the Ford place. I have been unable to find the part anywhere. Many people with 2004-2005 F-150S seem to be having the same problem. Considering I can't fix my window since I can't find the part; I have plastic taped up over my window and have to open my door every time I need to see out that side of the truck. This is ridiculous. I strongly recommend that Ford put a recall on this part.

- Bremen, AL, USA

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