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FORD F-150 Problems with Electrical System, Visibility Wiper

 
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2013 FORD F-150 Problems & Complaints

Read complaint(s) filed for the 2013 FORD F-150. These complaints & problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. You may file your own complaint for the 2013 FORD F-150 by calling the NHTSA Monday-Friday 8am to 8pm at (888) 327-4236, TTY: (800) 424-9153. You can also file your complaint online.

Vehicle Information (1584 Complaints)
Date reported Oct 26, 2016
Location MANITOWOC, WI
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Vehicle 2013 FORD F-150
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain 4-Wheel Drive
Fuel type Gas
Occurences 1
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source NHTSA Website
All Complaints

DURING THE START UP OF MY 2013 FORD F-150, I PROCEEDED TO UTILIZE THE REAR DEFROSTER TO GET THE ICE OFF THE REAR WINDOW. THE REAR WINDOW IS COMPRISED OF 3 PANELS OF GLASS, ONE ON EACH SIDE AND THE SLIDING WINDOW IN THE CENTER. LAST WEEK, THE REAR DEFROSTER WORKED INTERMITTENTLY, AFTER SEVERAL ATTEMPTS AT DEPRESSING THE BUTTON IT WOULD EVENTUALLY TURN ON, NOT A WEEK LATER IT DOES NOT WORK AT ALL. THINKING IT WAS POSSIBLY THE FUSE OR A PROBLEM WITH THE BUTTON ITSELF, I SEARCHED ONLINE TO FIND OUT IF THERE WAS SOMETHING I COULD DO, AND FOUND THAT THIS IS A COMMON ISSUE AND REQUIRES REPLACEMENT OF THE ENTIRE BACK GLASS AND THAT SOME HAD THIS COVERED UNDER WARRANTY. I CALLED THE FORD DEALERSHIP AND TALKED TO THE REPAIR DEPARTMENT AND WAS TOLD BY THE MANAGER THAT HE HAS THE SAME VEHICLE AND THE SAME PROBLEM AND THAT THE ONLY WAY TO GET THE REAR DEFROST TO WORK IS TO REPLACE THE ENTIRE BACK GLASS AND THAT THE COST IS AROUND $2200. SEARCHING ONLINE ON THE F150 FORUM BOARDS FINDS THAT THIS IS A COMMON PROBLEM AND THE FIX IS REPLACEMENT OF THE ENTIRE BACKGLASS. BECAUSE MY VEHICLE HAS 50,000 MILES AND IS PAST THE 36,000 MILES OF THE WARRANTY IT IS NOT FORDS PROBLEM. AS THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE (VISIBILITY THROUGH BACK GLASS) I SEARCHED ON THE GOVERNMENTS RECALL WEBSITE HERE AND FOUND SIMILAR COMPLAINTS AND THAT MANY HAVE ALSO EXPERIENCED THE WINDOWING CRACKING, SPIDERING AND EXPLODING WHEN USING + WHICH TELLS ME DO NOT TURN ON THE REAR DEFROST FOR FEAR OF A BROKEN WINDOW EXPLODING WHILE IM DRIVING. THIS IS A SAFETY HAZARD AS IT DISTORTS AND SKEWS MY VISION AND ABILITY TO SEE OUT OF IT SAFELY UNTIL I CAN ATTEMPT TO HAVE FORD RECTIFY THIS ISSUE.

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