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Ford Expedition 2010
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 25, 2012
Location:
Eagle, ID

tl* the contact owns a 2010 ford expedition. the contact stated that the windshield wipers would fail in intervals of twenty minutes at a time. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and had the windshield wiper motor replaced. the failure recurred two months later and would operate abnormally fast before failing. the current and the failure mileage was 35,000. updated 10/17/12 *cn updated 10/23/2012 *js

Mileage was 35000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMJU2A58AE. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Ford EXPEDITION 2010 Drive type:4WD. Fuel type: bifuel.

Ford Explorer Sport 2005
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 14, 2012
Location:
Clarksville, GA

tl* the contact owns a 2005 ford explorer. the contact manually opened the rear liftgate and one of the window bracket bolts fractured. the upper portion of the window partially detached and was temporarily being secured with a strap. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was notified and stated there was no related recall. the approximate failure mileage was 99,181.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 99181 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K75U. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Focus 2001
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Nov 01, 2011
Location:
Kalamazoo, MI

tl* the contact owns a 2001 ford focus. the contact stated that the rear driver side and rear passenger side window regulator motors failed. several months later, the front passenger side window regulator motor failed. the dealer and the manufacturer were notified of the failure and informed the contact that there were no recalls on the vehicle. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 111,000 and the current mileage was 115,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 111000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP34P01W. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford F-150 2004
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Nov 04, 2009
Location:
Ludoowood, MA

tl* the contact owns a 2004 ford f150. the contact stated that while driving 60 mph, the driver's side window fell into the door panel abnormally and exhibited a loud bang. the dealer was notified who advised the contact that the window regulator would need replacing. the remaining three windows regulators were also previously repaired by the dealer due to the same failure. the manufacturer was notified who provided no assistance. the failure mileage was 56,000 and the current mileage was 58,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 56000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTPW14544K. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 60 mph.

Ford Explorer 2004
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
June 13, 2012
Location:
Virginia Beach, VA

tl* the contact owns a 2004 ford explorer. the contact stated that the hinge of rear passenger glass fractured, causing the window glass to shatter. the contact was able to notice wear on the rear driver's side, but the driver side had not broken. the vehicle was taken to dealer for inspection, but no repair was made. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the current and failure mileage was 97,102.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 97102 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K04U. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Escape 2012
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 15, 2012
Location:
Cumberland, MD

tl* the contact owns a 2012 ford escape. the contact stated that the interior of the vehicle created a reflection on the windshield and affected his vision. the failure recurred whenever the vehicle was operated during sunny weather conditions. the vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the failure mileage was 5. the vin was unavailable.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 5 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Ford F-150 2004
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 15, 2005
Location:
Santa Rosa, CA

tl* the contact owns a 2004 ford f-150. the contact stated that the rear driver side window suddenly shattered. the rear passenger side window fell into the door panel three different times prior to the failure and the front passenger side window fell into the door panel once. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 15,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 15000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTPW14504K. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Ford F-150 1989
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 08, 2012
Location:
Meadowview, VA

tl* the contact owns a 1989 ford f-150. the contact stated that the windshield wiper motor malfunctioned and as a result, the windshield wipers would only work when engaged on high speed. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who verified the failure and was unable to repair the problem since the parts were no longer available. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 101,000 and the current mileage was 101,200. updated 08/07/12*lj updated 08/16/2012 *js

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 101000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEF14Y4KN. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 01, 1990. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford F-150 1989 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas. Ford F-150 1989 Visibility/wiper Transmission Type: MAN . Dealer's name: Damascus Motor Sales . Dealer's city: Damascus . Dealer's state code: VA. Dealer's zipcode: 24236 .

Ford F-150 2004
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
June 25, 2012
Location:
Cypress, TX

in late-june 2012 a loud clunk/thud/pop/small explosion occurred in the passenger-side door of my 2004 ford f-150 regular cab truck, while the vehicle was stopped and idling, and the window dropped into the door frame. when i returned home i removed the door panel and discovered that a small piece of molded plastic, 1 1/8" x 1 7/8" (probable cost to ford about 39 cents) on the window regulator had disintegrated/failed, allowing the regulator cable to release the window. i have found a replacement window regulator on the internet for $70 (ford charges $175 for the part) and will repair the defective item myself. i notified ford of the failure of a less-than-quality plastic piece on the regulator and asked for reimbursement. ford responded: "there are no factory warranties or programs in effect on your vehicle that would provide financial assistance for your current vehicle concern." however, they did add: "recommend that you keep your repair receipts in case ford initiates a recall or customer satisfaction program in the future based on customer feedback or further engineering review of similar complaints." i see from the large number of complaints on this website by ford truck owners that i am but one of hundreds who have been affected, and obviously, there will be hundreds more; the odds are very high that the majority of the plastic pieces on ford truck window regulators will fail sooner or later, and i seriously doubt that the 2004 ford f-150 truck is the only model year that contains plastic parts in the window regulators. $70 to replace a failed piece of plastic that initially probably cost ford about 39 cents to produce is a sad commentary on quality. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 54360 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRF14564N. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Ford F-150 2004
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Mar 24, 2011
Location:
Cypress, TX

on 25 march 2011, i encountered a loud pop in the door on the driver-side of my 2004 ford f-150 regular cab truck, and the window disappeared into the door frame. i removed the door panel and discovered that the cable mechanism within the window regulator had failed. without further delay i turned the truck into my ford dealer to have the window regulator repaired, and received a repair bill of $301.86 (the regulator alone cost $159.36); the ford advisor stated that they had the part in stock since the window regulator failure was a common occurrence. i did not inspect the regulator to determine why the cable mechanism had failed. after this incident i visited www.nhtsa.gov to determine the extent of the problem, and learned that more than 240 other 2004 ford truck owners had experienced the exact same problem in one door or the other in their trucks. as might be expected when inferior parts are installed in a vehicle, such as the window regulators in the 2004 ford trucks, the passenger-side window regulator also failed. in the second instance i determined that a small, cheap piece of molded plastic on the window regulator had failed because of the immense pressure applied to it when the window was being raised. details of that failure are listed elsewhere on this website. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 51320 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRF14564N. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 20 mph.

Ford F-150 2004
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
June 21, 2012
Location:
Double Springs, AL

tl* the contact owns a 2004 ford fi50. the contact stated that the driver side window was able to be opened but could not be closed. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was contacted and they provided no assistance, stating that there were no recalls for the vehicle. the failure mileage was 100,000 and the current mileage was 199,520.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 100000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTPW14514K. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Ford Mustang 2007
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 01, 2012
Location:
Lester, PA

noticed one day that my rear window what foggy looking while driving to the point you can not make out shapes or objects. cleaned the vehicle thinking it was dirty but not in this case. had it looked at and i was told that it was distorted from bad material or not put together right. it is still a factory window and ford refuses to do nothing with it. now i am having ac problems, warm air blowing on the driver and semi cool air on the passenger side. had freon put in twice and after a few weeks does the same thing again. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 24000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1ZVHT80N475. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Ford F-150 2004
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 03, 2010
Location:
Beech Creek, PA

while driving down the highway, the driver's side window suddenly dropped into the door and couldn't be raised. it was raining at the time and quite chilly which made driving hazardous as well as uncomfortable. since this occurred on sunday during the new year's holiday on an isolated stretch of highway no immediate relief was available. after driving 40 miles under these conditions i was able to purchase some plastic and duct tape to make a temporary repair. the repair made obscured my vision on the driver's side, again a hazardous situation. the part that needed replaced was a window assembly regulator. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 17000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTPW14514K. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 55 mph.

Ford F-150 2004
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 14, 2010
Location:
Antioch, CA

while driving on the freeway my passenger side window unexpectedly fell through the door. when i pressed the button to open the window a tad the regulator broke and the window began to fall. a week later the second back passenger window came crashing down also. thankfully it was while i was at the store and the car was stationary. i had to fix this out of pocket last week for about 700.00 for both windows, the repair guy at ford said this wasn't covered or issued as a recall. now fastforward to yesterday, my side driver window comes falling down and i had to use a doorstop to hold it up. i feel this is a widespread issue that ford has not come to terms with. this should have been a recall issued years ago. checking the internet there a numerous sites where angry customers of ford are experiencing this problem way to frequently.(ex. http://www.carcomplaints.com/ford/f150/2004/windows_windshield/window_does_not_roll_up.shtml) we have always bought ford, but with the recent problems this might change. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 42000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTPW12504K. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 65 mph.

Ford Expedition 2005
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
June 19, 2012
Location:
Herndon, VA

the air conditioning unit is leaking excessive amounts of water under the carpet and the water is pooling under the rug and flowing into the channel where the wiring harness is located. this wiring harness does not look to be protected from water and it is a mater of time before the insulation on this wire breaks down and shorts out to the frame. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 71000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMFU18505L. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Ford Escape 2006
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
July 28, 2012
Location:
Clinton, CT

tl* the contact owns a 2006 ford escape. the contact stated that the windshield wipers were being utilized during rainy weather when they suddenly became inoperable. the contact took the vehicle to a mechanic for inspection where they advised the contact that the motor needed to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the dealer was notified and stated that the vehicle was not included in any recall. the manufacturer was not notified. the failure mileage was 76,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 76000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMCU94156K. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer Sport 2004
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Aug 07, 2010
Location:
Tomball, TX

we were driving down the street and the hatchback/liftgate fell off the hinges. i have not been able to drive this car in over two years due to the fact that i cannot afford to pay for a manufacturer's defect. i have filed numerous complaints on this vehicle over the years. it has been sitting in the garage. i know that you investigated in 2008 rq08003. i hope we get some assistance. my previous complaint file numbers are 05687908: lists the engine blowing up, mirror falling off, cruise control shutting off, etc. but i have received no assistance from nhtsa. i have spent over $3,000.00 on this car for manufacturing defects. (documented). *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU62K44Z. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: bifuel. Vehicle Speed: 30 mph.

Ford F-150 2004
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Mar 08, 2011
Location:
Ringwood, NJ

tl* the contact owns a 2004 ford f150. the contact stated that the driver side window failed and could not be closed. the contact tired to close the window but it would not move. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer for inspection where they stated that the window regulator needed to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired. the manufacturer was notified and stated that they would take a complaint and that there would be no way to follow up with the contact. the failure mileage was 78,500. the vin was unavailable.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 78500 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Edge 2011
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
June 02, 2011
Location:
Newark, NJ

tl* the contact owns a 2011 ford edge. the contact stated that the vehicle was parked when she noticed that the rear windshield was shattered. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the contact was informed that the failure occurred due to excessive heat. the failure recurred one year later. the vehicle was taken back to the dealer for repair. the manufacturer offered no assistance. the failure mileage was 2,219. updated 9/18/12 *cn updated 09/21/2012 *js

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 2219 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMDK3GC9BB. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 23, 2011. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford EDGE 2011 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Ditschmann/flemingto Ford . Dealer's city: Flemington . Dealer's state code: NJ. Dealer's zipcode: 08822 .

Ford Windstar 2000
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Aug 01, 2011
Location:
Delton, MI

the abs light began coming on intermittently for no known reason; gradually it has been on more. in recent weeks, have also begun having problems with the speed control working only intermittently, and last week the speedometer stopped working incorrectly; the highest speed it registers is 28-29 mph, even though i know i'm going faster. the windshield wipers now suddenly work only on low or, if turned up to the highest possible setting, they go half speed. two weeks ago a brake set up for no known reason, to the point that i smelled 'burning.' i stopped to investigate when traffic allowed and could see nothing wrong. i drove to a hospital where son was working and he investigated and found the frozen-up brake. he was able to eventually get it freed up. a vehicle that once was a very dependable workhorse has suddenly become erratic and downright scary. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 95000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMZA514XYB. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 25 mph.


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