Ford Visibility Defroster/defogger System Rear Window


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Ford Bronco Ii 1986
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Oct 31, 1996
Location:
Sacramento, CA

while driving vehicle, started heater, suddenly the vehicle caught on fire, paramedic noticed flames, called fire dept who put flames out; leaves had fell into heater area. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 35 mph.

Ford Probe 1990
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Hauppauge, NY

rear window defroster not working.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1ZVPT21U0L5. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 1997
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 01, 1997
Location:
Pensacola, FL

air deflector installed over back window is damaging hinges on window.

0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34E2VZ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 01, 1997. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford EXPLORER 1997 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Ford EXPLORER 1997 Visibility Defroster/defogger System Rear Window Transmission Type: AUTO.

Ford Mustang 1995
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
July 21, 1995
Location:
Tomah, WI

rear window defogger failure.

Vehicle was on fire. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FALP4045SF. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 25, 1995. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford MUSTANG 1995 Drive type:RWD. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 35 mph.

Ford Escort 1998
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Sept 15, 1998
Location:
Blakeslee, PA

the vehicle is equipped with the rear defroster, but the rear defroster is inoperable which causes visual problems in the rear, may result in an accident. dealer cannot determine problem. *ak consumer stated there is a knock when starting the vehicle, and driving at 60 mph, also engine is consuming 4 quarts of oil, also vehicle overheated.*jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FADP10P1WW. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 09, 1998. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Ford ESCORT 1998 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas.

Ford Aerostar 1989
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Overland Park, KS

the air conditioner is malfunctioning. dealer has installed freon and still no solution. *ak

Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Expedition 1998
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Nov 02, 1998
Location:
Culver City, CA

rear window defogger.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMEU17L7WL. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 06, 1997. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford EXPEDITION 1998 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A.

Ford Mustang 1984
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Sept 10, 1998
Location:
San Diego, CA

ignition module failed prior to recall.also replaced thermostat and heater hose.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FABP2734EF. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 01, 1998. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford MUSTANG 1984 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 65 mph.

Ford Mustang 1994
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 12, 2000
Location:
Mascotte, FL

when the rear defogger was turned on, rear windshield shattered. the black part of the wire that connects onto rear windshield was melted. dealer has been contacted. repairs will be made at owner's cost. *ak *ml

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FALP444XRF. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 28, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford MUSTANG 1994 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Ford MUSTANG 1994 Visibility Defroster/defogger System Rear Window Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Ford Mustang 2000
Ford Motor Company
Location:
La Mirada, CA

rear window defogger inoperative due to unconnected wire during assembly. yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP4440YF. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 01, 1999. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Bronco 1996
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Sept 01, 2000
Location:
Wilmington, DE

while rear defroster was on rear window shattered into small pieces. dealer cannot determine the cause. occurred twice. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMEU15H5TL. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Escape 2001
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Oct 01, 2000
Location:
Forest, IL

when turning rear defogger on inside of vehicle, and when consumer turns vehicle off rear defogger still stays on for days at a time. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMYU01161K. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Ford Windstar 2001
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Feb 22, 2001
Location:
Hockessin, DE

turned on rear defogger and back window shattered. dealer notified. feel free to provide any further details on this matter. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMZA5348YB. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Focus 2003
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 19, 2003
Location:
Westmont, IL

after leaving my auto, i returned to find the rear window shattered, but in tact/in place. there no signs of any impact or attempted entry. the police were called and they said they could not find any evidence of anything striking the window and appeared it might be a faulty window. upon bringing it to the dealer's sevice shop, the manager said he would notify his ford rep of this problem. he said normally they would not do anything but since the auto was so new, he would try to see what he could do. upon investigating if there was a ford recall or similar regarding this problem, i came accross at least one other occassion where the window just shattered and was replaced by ford under warranty. the individual said ford claimed it was due to welding irregularities and such. when i was speaking to the service manager at ford, he claimed that the 2003 ford focus rear defroster was changed and they had given it a higher amp to make it hotter. since it has been about 6 dgrees outside, it could have been hot and shattered when cooling quickly - he did not know and was just searching for answers. regardless, the auto had 440 miles on it and was only about 10 days old when this occurred. it could have been serious if this windowed shattered and blew out while driving, possibly causing harm to any passengers in the back - or anywhere for that matter. i believe this needs to be checked out to prevent any possible harm to anyone. the auto is a 2003 ford focus se sedan.

Mileage was 440 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP34P73W. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 09, 2003. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Ford FOCUS 2003 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford FOCUS 2003 Visibility Defroster/defogger System Rear Window Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Willowbrook Ford . Dealer's telephone number: 630-986-5000 . Dealer's city: Willowbrook . Dealer's state code: IL. Dealer's zipcode: 60527 .

Ford Explorer 2002
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
July 03, 2003
Location:
Bridgewater, NJ

consumer states that on 07/03/03 his wife attempted to open the rear door to the vehicle and rear window exploded in her face. the consumer's wife suffered minor scratches, and a hand laceration.*ak

1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 21000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU75EX2U. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford F-150 2003
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Fayetteville, NY

vehicle doesn't come equipped with a rear defogger system. as a result, driver is unable to see out the rear in rainy or snowy weather. *ak

Mileage was 3000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW08LX3K. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Windstar 2001
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 05, 2004
Location:
Niles, OH

today i had the rear window defroster on and drove my ford windstar home and parked it in the garage. about one half hour later we heard a huge explosion and found that the rear window had blown out. it smelled like it had been burned.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMZA51471B. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 20, 2001. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford WINDSTAR 2001 Visibility Defroster/defogger System Rear Window Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Donnell Ford . Dealer's city: Boardman . Dealer's state code: OH.

Ford Explorer 1999
Ford Motor Company
Location:
La Porte, TX

while driving 60 mph consumer heard a loud noise coming from the rear. consumer noticed that the rear window broke. consumer contacted the dealer, and the dealer informed consumer that a new window would to be replaced. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU32X3XZ. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 60 mph.

Ford Focus 2003
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Sept 07, 2004
Location:
Hewitt, NJ

while drivingand upon turning the air conditioner on right rear window shattered. *ak

Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Windstar 2000
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Sept 13, 2004
Location:
Tuskahoma, OK

passenger's side middle window located on the sliding door blew out when the consumer shut the door. *ak

Mileage was 70940 miles. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford WINDSTAR 2000 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford WINDSTAR 2000 Visibility Defroster/defogger System Rear Window Transmission Type: AUTO.


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