really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,274 miles

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problem #417

May 162010


  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Ford F-150. While traveling at 70 mph, the contact stated there was an abnormal pop. The driver side window had fallen into the door panel. The vehicle was neither diagnosed nor repaired. The failure mileage was 70,000 and the current mileage was 75,000.

- Evans, GA, USA

problem #416

Aug 022010

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 74,387 miles
2004 Ford F-150 power window regulator broke. Checking on line I found numerous complaints on this defective part. Ford still has not done a recall on this product.

- Van Dyne, WI, USA

problem #415

Aug 012010


  • 99,000 miles
I have a 2004 Ford F150 and today my 4th window regulator broke and it sounded like someone had shot a gun at the truck while I was driving it and I almost had an accident, I have been online looking for a recall unfortunately there have not been recalled. I could have easily ran in the back of someone due to the loud bang, this is the fourth window that did it. Now I have four windows that's not operating. It needs to be recalled asap!

- Tupelo, MS, USA

problem #414

Aug 022010

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 116,574 miles
Both rear window regulators have failed within months of each other. My vehicle is a 2004 Ford F-150 crew cab pickup truck. I understand this is a recurring problem with these vehicles.

- Holly Springs, MS, USA

problem #413

Aug 022010


  • 96,000 miles
Rear passenger side window was sliding down. Power window would not work. Can hear screeching sounds when trying to use power window. Removed door panel and found wire all in side the door. The motor and regulator needs to be replaced.

- Highlands Ranch, CO, USA

problem #412

Apr 152010


  • 79,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Ford F150. The front passenger and both rear window regulators failed. The manufacturer advised they did not have any similar complaints and would not provide any assistance. The vehicle was repaired at the contact's expense. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 79,000 and the current mileage was 82,000.

- Hampton , GA, USA

problem #411

Jul 312010


  • 110,000 miles
Driving on the freeway my drivers door window starting coming down on its. I looked to see what was going on next thing it came crashing down and all I heard was glass shatter. Not a good thing to happen driving down the freeway.

- San Rafael, NM, USA

problem #410

Jul 312010

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 95,628 miles
2004 Ford F-150 drivers side window motor sounds like it is working but window did not go up, it started to slide down had to prop up with a stick so window would be shut. I see there are many complaints about this issue.

- Bethpage, TN, USA

problem #409

Jul 302010

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 71,000 miles
2004 Ford F150 power window regulator failed, the loud pop of the break nearly caused me to run off the road, and now my window will not stay up. I will be replacing this myself, if I can find parts available.

- Hilliard, OH, USA

problem #408

Jul 282010

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
While driving home on the highway my right rear window came crashing down. My 8 year-old daughter was sitting next to the window and she screamed. This is the 4th time this has happened. I know the window regulator has gone out. Now I have an appointment to have the window repaired again!!! I am told it is a wear and tear item. Having all windows in you vehicle drop at any moment and any speed it not normal. I have never had this happen with any other vehicle. When the window drops it is loud, causes you to over correct thinking you have a flat or hit something and any loose papers you have in the vehicle start flying around. Thankfully we didn't have a wreck and this is the fourth time I am having to pay for a repair that should be recalled. Note: This is not on a window that is opened/closed very often.

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

problem #407

Jun 042010

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 42,000 miles
2004 Ford F-150 super crew drivers side power window and rear passenger side power window failure within two weeks of each other at 42,000 miles. The drivers side window gets used a lot, and the rear passenger side window is seldom used. Unable to immediately pay $350 per window to repair, so I'm putting up with moisture/visibility issues on the inside of the windshield, weather challenges, and deafening buffeting at freeway speeds. The Ford dealer told me that although the window motor still runs, the cable system used to raise and lower the window gets irretrievably sucked into the motor or damaged necessitating replacing the entire motor/regulator unit. Also, that it may be riveted in place rather than bolted, requiring special riveting tools to facilitate the repair. This is not safe for my grandchildren and myself driving with the windows down, enduring deafening buffeting, weather extremes, and road hazards, let alone visibility issues due to window fogging.

- Taylorsville, UT, USA

problem #406

Jul 282010


  • 88,562 miles
I was driving down the road, heard a huge "pop" like a gun and both my rear windows started to creep down slowly. I took my door panels off and to my amazement my window cables are off the pulley system on both sides. I have secured my windows in the up position using tape and have been advised that both window regulators need to be replaced costing approx. 800 dollars.

- Norman, OK, USA

problem #405

Feb 272010


  • 90,000 miles
There were no events leading to the failure other than normal use. I have had two window regulator failures on my truck and each time the window falls into the door. The first time I was driving in a severe snowstorm and the next on the highway on a trip to cedar point. The trip to cp was more a security issue but when the snow and ice were flying into my truck it was very dangerous to drive.

- Parma, OH, USA

problem #404

Jan 102009


  • 70,000 miles
TL-the contact owns a 2004 Ford F150. While driving 40 mph the passenger side window slid down into the door. He stated the window was up at the time. He stated he tried to use the automatic button on the driver side to get the window back up but that did not work. He stated the window was still down in the door. He has called an authorized dealer and they advised him to repair the window the cost could be $424. The contact stated about a year and a half ago the driver's side window was repaired for the same failure. The contact was unable to provide a VIN. The failure mileage was 70,000 and the current mileage was 86,020. Vwb

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #403

Jul 272004


  • 70,000 miles
Hello to who it may concern I have a Ford F150 2004 and done replace the driver side window regulator last year and replace left rear and in three weeks it drop again and now my right side just drop today and the two I replace were $300 a pop please help!

- Edgewood Rd, MD, USA

problem #402

Jul 172010

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
2004 Ford F-150 window regulator failure.

- Sewell, NJ, USA

problem #401

Jul 052010


  • 44,000 miles
Power window regulator failure in 2004 Ford F-150 XLT. While driving on highway, window came down about four inches and would not go back up. Two miles later, window went completely down and would not go back up. Motor still operates but makes a grinding sound. Have found more than 1,000 complaints about window regulators in the 2004 F-150.

- Bullhead City, AZ, USA

problem #400

Jul 252010


  • 102,574 miles
3 months ago my rear passenger window on my 2004 F-150 failed and came crashing down, Ford refuses to replace it, now my driver door window has done the same thing and almost caused me to wreck due to startling me, Ford refuses to address the issue due to a faulty regulator in the door or defective. Something needs to be done about this immediately. This is a safety issue due to the window just crashing down while your driving.

- Hesperia, CA, USA

problem #399

Jun 102010


  • 116,000 miles
The window regulators in my 2004 Ford F-150 are no good. 3 out of 4 have messed up. The window just falls and shatters. The front window is being held up now by tape and wedges. We don't have the money to replace it right now.

- Clayton, GA, USA

problem #398

Jul 242010

F-150 8-cyl

  • 57,000 miles
2004 Ford F150 rear passenger side window regulator broke causing the window to fall to the bottom while I was on the highway..had a kid in the car he was scared to death. I had the same issue with my drivers side from less than 1 year ago. This is out of control.

- Pwtucket, RI, USA

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