Explorer's Exploding Rear Windows
It doesn't matter if the temperature is hot or cold, or even if the car is moving or parked, the rear windows of some Ford Explorer, Escape, Edge and Mercury Mountaineers SUVs are just exploding at random.
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Where Windows Complaints Happen
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
- 2004 F-150 window does not roll up 614 (100%)
- 2005 F-150 power window regulator failure 163 (27%)
- 2002 Explorer power window stopped working 87 (14%)
- 2002 Explorer rear lift gate window exploded 81 (13%)
- 2010 F-150 rear window shattered 76 (12%)
- 2005 F-150 window fell into door 75 (12%)
- 2005 Escape back window exploded 65 (11%)
Ford thinks there's a good chance windshields can pop off the latest F-Series trucks during a crash
because they weren't properly bonded to the structure. And while no injuries have been reported yet, the automaker says this greatly increases the chances of something bad happening during a collision. Yep, that checks out. Owners should be on the lookout for recall notices during the first week of April.…
Here's two things you never want to hear about your sunroof.
1. The glass is too weak because of tempering issues 2. The glass is too thin because of weight issues. That combination is what's causing Ford's panoramic sunroofs to spontaneously explode according to a class-action lawsuit.
The lawsuit refers to over 80 complaints sent to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) across 16 different models with sudden holes in their roofs. According to most, Ford is refusing to fix shattered sunroofs under warranty.
Speaking of shattered, let's talk about hopes for a minute. We recently learned the lawsuit was dropped without a settlement. But don't cue up the sad trombone just yet. Help us keep the pressure on Ford by adding a complaint if you've had any sunroof problems.
The 2017 Escape has barely even rolled off dealer lots.
Well, you better roll it back because the popular CUV has been recalled with windows that close with too much gusto.
The automaker provided very limited information but did say the power window system can exceed the "regulatory requirement for remote actuation closing force."
That's a really fancy way of saying the windows slam. Ford hasn't announced when the recall will begin.