Wiper problems of the 2013 Ford Escape
Four problems related to wiper have been reported for the 2013 Ford Escape.
Wiper problem #1
Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1FMCU0H99D_. The vehicle was a 2013 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while traveling approximately 70 mph, the sunroof shattered. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where the failure could not be diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 12,000. This wiper problem happened on Sep. 13, 2013.
Wiper problem #2
The vehicle involved was a 2013 Ford Escape. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Ford Escape is 1FMCU9J98D_. On titanium models, the hvac vents have a chrome surround. This chrome surround causes a bad reflectivity problem with the outside rear view mirrors on days with strong sunlight, which makes it hard to use the exterior mirrors. Both the passenger and drivers side mirrors are affected. The correct solution would appear to be changing the chrome surround from chrome to matte black. This issue happened on Thursday, April 4, 2013.
Wiper problem #3
The car was a 2013 Ford Escape. Last week I noticed when I was in park that I sprayed my widows and the wipers did not turn on. I had to lift the wipers and slap them against the window and then go back into the car and they worked fine. Thought it was just a fluke. Today driving to work I had another issue. When I initally started the car the wipers worked fine to clean off the rain drops and I shut them off. When I was on freeway I used the spritzer and the wipers did not start. I moved the switch to all setting and still nothing happened. I spritzed the water 2 more times and still nothing other than I was blinded by the water on the windshield. I had to pull on the shoulder and get out of the car and lift the wipers off the window. When I got back in the car they started up fine and again worked as they should. This was very dangerous this morning. I called service and they told me they would look at them. This wiper problem happened on Oct. 17, 2012.
Wiper problem #4
The vehicle was a 2013 Ford Escape. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1FMCU0H93D_. The rain sensor does not operate properly when the wipers are used in the 'intermittent' setting. The operation of the wipers when using the intermittent feature are very unpredictable, regardless of the delay setting used. The wipers will often not activate allowing rain to accumulate on the windshield to the point of impairing visibility drastically. At other times the wipers will activate when rain water is not collecting on the windshield, such as when stopped under a highway overpass. This problem occurred on Wednesday, July 25, 2012.