Ford motor company would never tell a customer they have no knowledge of a common repair problem their customers are having to deal with. Unfortunately, I recently ordered a Dorman Window Regulator-Front Left for a 2004 Ford F150 and it worked for 2 weeks. I've had 3 fixed all ready one twice now once again same problem i have contacted Ford about issue. Second Offense 61k miles : Driving home in a massive monsoon and passenger side window starts slowly opening. Was informed that this happens all the time, a cheap plastic piece breaks and the window just slides down. . After work, I took it to the dealer from whom I purchased it, but they were extremely busy and it was near the end of the day.
I ordered the right front window regulated fro Partsgeek. Bound to happen sooner or later though. As luck would have it I had the part as my friend, who is a mechanic, and had replaced 2 others for me had told me to get it and he would replace the last one. When I uncovered it, the passenger side front window was down. First time it was the front driver's side. I declined to put the plastic over my window while driving but took it home. The product arrived intact and once the old one was removed the new assembly bolted in and worked just as it should.
The entire passenger side of the truck was soaked. Did you know they have never heard of this problem. They said there is no recall on windows. I took the door panel off, since by this time I had enough experience at watching it being done, and jimmied the window up. When you own a Ford F-150 you need to carry plastic and tape with you at all times. We had not counted on doing it on vacation. All I ask is Ford to step up an protect and guarantee their product when there is a problem.
I lost the driver side front window regulator during a snow storm and then the driver rear window regulator on a Sunday morning in Aug on my way to the marina. I kept in washed, waxed, clean and covered to protect it. Well when you're riding down the road and a window falls, your family gets real cold and sick. It's appalling the number of complaints about this. Still no response from Ford. I have ordered parts from Parts Geek previously and have been very satisfied.
The window problem happened during a rainy week here in the east. I have own my 2004 F150 from day one , I Replaced the left front and rear window regulators with original Ford parts. I'm reporting each as a separate incident. Shame on Ford for not correcting another known problem with their vehicles. So now all 4 window regulators have been replaced.
I removed the original and compair the to regulators and found very little differences in them. When I pressed the switch, all I heard was a grinding noise, and the window did not move. My first thought was someone smashed my window out. It also put family in danger, if we had a wreck. I'm reporting each as a separate incident.
Luckily, I'm up to the task of replacing them myself rather than paying a dealership to do it. I used a wood shim to hold until I could get both fixed. I have always had problems with the windows--intermittently--since the truck was new. So now all 4 window regulators have been replaced. I wasn't aware of a window problem with 2004 Ford F-150.
It will be my last purchase from the Ford Motor Company. It looks better than trucks 10 years newer. When I asked the service manager if there was a way to get the window up to prevent rain from entering, he said no. I call my repair shop. After installing the new regulator I was back to working just like the old one. Fairly irritating, but assumed it was abuse due to the kids playing with switches.
Ford should be ashamed of themselves. This is the second time this happened in three years. Ford has had numerous complaints on the actuators but still won't recall. I eventually covered the vehicle with two truck covers to keep the rain out. After some initial research I knew I didn't want to pay for the part and labor at a shop so I researched some more and decided to install this part myself.