really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 4
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,178 miles

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2010 Ford F-150 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 4)

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problem #59

Dec 072015


  • 63,500 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while making a left turn at approximately 10 mph, an abnormal sound emitted from the vehicle. As a result, the contact discovered that the rear passenger side window shattered. The vehicle was taken to a dealer but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 63,500.

- Streeter, IL, USA

problem #58

Nov 242015


  • 83,500 miles
Driving down the road after having the rear window defroster on for ~5 to 10 mins heard loud pop. Thought something hit the truck upon investigation found rear passenger side section of back glass shattered but still in place. Googled problem on internet and found many other instances that had this same issue on several forums. No signs of impact where anything hit the window.

- Williston, SC, USA

problem #57

Nov 212015


  • 21,000 miles
2010 Ford F150 platinum left rear window shattered when using rear window defroster. Turned defroster on and heard a loud crack after approx 3 minutes use. 11/21/2015. Similar to other scenarios and replies posted here but I have added some photos. It would appear a water leak has caused water to build up in the track and shorted the circuit. 1st image of shattered window. 2nd image of melted window casing.

- Oak Harbor, WA, USA

problem #56

Nov 072015


  • 70,000 miles


Rear glass shattered upon use of the rear defrost.

- Hermann, MO, USA

problem #55

Oct 232015


  • 75,000 miles
Blend door actuator, temperature actuator, heating & air system quit working correctly on driver's side of vehicle. Apparently this is an issue on other Ford models. Luckily I was not in a situation where the windshield was foggy or icy. But very concerned that it could be a problem for others. If this part would fail someone in a ice storm or very humid conditions, it would become a vision problem for the driver. In researching this issue several others people have had problems - I do not know if any resulting accidents occurred.

- Evansville, IN, USA

problem #54

Oct 072015


  • 167,475 miles
Started rear defrost due to fog on the windshield. Drove about 5 miles at 25 mph and heard a very loud pop. It sounded like something hit the roof. Proceeded to work and looked at the rear glass. The passenger side rear window was completely spiderweb. Tape was placed on the window in an effort to hold shards of glass that were falling off. As I was taping additional small glass shards were found. Ford is unwilling to admit that any of this might be due to a product defect. This will cost around $600 to replace and of course a day off work.

- Smithville, MO, USA

problem #53

Aug 122015


  • 55,650 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Ford F-150. While driving at 10 mph with the defroster activated, the contact heard a loud noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. Upon further inspection, the contact noticed that the rear passenger's side window had shattered. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 55,650.

- Ellis Grove , IL, USA

problem #52

Aug 122015


  • 55,000 miles
Was driving my 2010 Ford F150, turned on rear window defroster. Just took off from stop sign and it sounded like a shotgun going off. Stopped and my rear window was shattered. Was going less then 10 mph. Is there any recall on this? now I have to file a incident report with my insurance company and I did nothing to cause the window to shatter. If there is no recall why not !!!!!

- Ellis Grove, IL, USA

problem #51

Apr 112015

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 69,000 miles
Rear window on passenger side with the frost on shattered.

- Andover, MN, USA

problem #50

Apr 032015

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 91,000 miles
While parked in a parking lot, heard load pop sounding like a gun shot. Found rear window shattered in many pieces. After doing research found this is a common issue with this make and model. Should be a safety recall issue.

- Sagamore Hills, OH, USA

problem #49

Mar 132015


  • 80,335 miles


Turned on rear window defroster after about 5 minutes there was a loud bang, the rear window on the passenger side shattered.

- Foristell, MO, USA

problem #48

Mar 122015

F-150 8-cyl

  • 92,319 miles
Cranked truck up to warm up 45 degrees outside. Got in truck after ten minutes of warm up time. Went to shift to reverse and heard a loud pop noticed the passenger side of the rear glass had spiderwebed. This seems to be a real problem with these trucks.

- Temple, GA, USA

problem #47

Feb 222015


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving at 25 mph, the rear defroster was turned on and immediately after a loud abnormal noise emitted from the rear passenger side. After inspecting the vehicle, the contact noticed that the rear passengers side window had fractured. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the failure was caused by the rear defroster due to the type of factory glass it was made of. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Uniontown, PA, USA

problem #46

Jan 262015


  • 28,000 miles
After turning on rear defroster on a 15 degree day I heard some electrical snapping and popping sounds. I turned off the rear defroster for a few minutes then back on again. Not long after that I heard a very loud bang which was my right side rear window shattering. It stayed in place but was completely spider webbed with a few small missing pieces.

- Tewksbury, MA, USA

problem #45

Jan 262015

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
The passenger side of the sliding rear window shattered approximately 2 minutes after turning on the rear defroster.

- Two Rivers, WI, USA

problem #44

Jan 122015

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
The ambient temperature was approximately -10 degrees Fahrenheit. I went to warm up my truck and turned on the rear window defroster. When I returned to my vehicle to drive to work I found that my rear window on the passenger side had shattered. I inspected the window for signs of vandalism but besides the spidering of the tempered glass there was no sign of any impact. After an extremely short google search I found this is one of the most common problems with the 2010 F-150. The complaints about this problem are so abundant it's become comical. Which is not a good thing Ford... you shouldn't be content with your product being a punchline.

- East Bethel, MN, USA

problem #43

Jan 052015


  • miles
Driving my son to school on a cold morning with the rear defroster on. About 10 minutes into our drive we heard a very loud pop and my son noticed that the window behind his head had shattered. After researching this issue it seems to be fairly common among this year model with people describing the exact situations. Called Ford and they refused to do anything about it. Absurd that this defect and the related costs should be passed on to the consumer when it is an obvious issue with the truck.

- Lantana, TX, USA

problem #42

Dec 292014


  • 50,724 miles
On the morning of 12/29/14, he had a heavy frost so I used my rear window defrost on my drive to work. Drive was approx. 10 minutes. When I got out of the truck at work, all glass was ok. When I got back in truck to leave work, I looked in rear view mirror, I saw that the passenger side of the three piece rear window was shattered. The glass stayed in the frame and did not fall out. I had to spend over an hour on the phone with my insurance company just to file a claim, and it took the glass company two tries to install the new rear window and rewire it to make it work again. Ford knows there is a problem because they have changed the design on the window along with the wiring to the window. Why will Ford not step up and at least admit there is a problem with the rear defrost and offer to fix it.

- Tiffin, OH, USA

problem #41

Dec 202014

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 68,523 miles
Rear passenger window (lite) shattered approx. Three minutes after rear defroster switched on. Vehicle has power sliding rear window. Outside temp. Around 20F. Started truck cold (ambient temp). Glass remains intact as of this writing.

- Lincoln, NH, USA

problem #40

Dec 032014

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 24,050 miles
Started crew cab F150 FX4 and turned on interior defroster. Approx. 5 mins later, while still in park in the driveway, turned on rear defroster. 3-4 minutes later, while backing out the driveway, I heard a loud bang! I stopped immediately and exited the truck to see if I had hit anything. Because the car was not near anything other than the driveway, I proceeded out the driveway only to notice the rear, passenger side window (of three) had shattered. Window was still in place but completely shattered. Will be contacting Ford to find a remedy for this.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

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