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Windshield Wiper/washer Problems of Ford Expedition - part 1



Ford Expedition owners have reported 43 problems related to windshield wiper/washer (under the visibility category).

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 2004 Ford Expedition 1
Failure Date: 04/12/2006

: the contact stated while driving various speeds, the windshield wipers intermittently activated by themselves. The vehicle was seen by a dealer for inspection, but was unable to duplicate the problem.

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car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 2003 Ford Expedition 2
Failure Date: 10/20/2003

Attempted to buy wiper blades from Ford dealer for my Expedition. The blades they gave me fit but would not lock in place. Was told by the service personnel that Ford had changed the arms on all 2003 models built before June of 2003 and the remedy was to replace the arms on both wipers. The price of each arm is $178. They told me to contact Ford about paying for the replacement. Have done so and awaiting decision.

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car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1998 Ford Expedition 3
Failure Date: 06/25/2003

Front windshield/wiper fluid dispenser: cross-country road trip - failure to dispense wiper fluid. Sporadic dispensing of wiper fluid on road trip and continues to this day. Pushing button hard & at different angles sometimes works.

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car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1999 Ford Expedition 4
Failure Date: 09/08/2002

I purchased this vehicle on 9/8/2002. I have had a problem with the windshield wipers coming on while riding down the road, and also when I turn on the turn signals. It is very embarrasing when other people are looking at this happening to a dry windshield. I had it in the shop on 9/13/2002 and I was told that the machine did not diagnose a problem and to keep driving it until the wiper completely stop>ak.

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car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1999 Ford Expedition 5
Failure Date: 09/01/2002

Front windshield wipers self activates. Occurence is more common when turning corners. May be associated with using turn signal. If I recall correctly, during early month of ownership, Ford notified me of similar problem with rear windshield wiper. I brought the vehicle in and had this and the trailer hitch recall taken care of. Ford dealership told me my vehicle did not have a defective part (for the rear wiper switch) and therefore did not change out. Mr.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1997 Ford Expedition 6
Failure Date: 12/01/2001

Rear windshield wiper will not to turn on most times. If wiper assembly is jarred hard enought (either by bump or banging on it) will cause it to work for a while. This problem was orginally fixed by dealer, but warranty has passed and the problem has returned. I have taken the unit apart, but believe the unit was never changed and beleive the contacts were cleaned. I believe the wiring is being corroded causing for good contact of the wires.

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car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 2001 Ford Expedition 7
Failure Date: 05/01/2001

No, summary listed for above vehicle.

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car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1999 Ford Expedition 8
Failure Date: 03/01/2001

No summary listed for abov evehicle.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1998 Ford Expedition 9
Failure Date: 01/01/2001

Front and rear wipers and washers stop working. Will work if turn signal is activated. Dt.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1998 Ford Expedition 10
Failure Date: 08/01/2000

Windsheild washer just completly failed.


 
car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1999 Ford Expedition 11
Failure Date: 07/28/2000

No summary listed for above vehicle.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1999 Ford Expedition 12
Failure Date: 07/01/2000

Windshield wipers will go off intermittently. Noticed, most often when using blinkers. She will contact the dealer.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1999 Ford Expedition 13
Failure Date: 06/03/2000

Windshield wipers come on automactically. Manufacturer sent technical service bulletins to dealer on windshield wipers. TSB only covers consumers with warranties. Consumer lived in a area were there was alot of road salt, and when coming on involuntaraly it smears with lack of visibility. The consumer states that it is unsafe to drive, especially under bad weather condition.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1999 Ford Expedition 14
Failure Date: 08/25/1999

Wipers run without being activated. When wipers are used in a rainy situation, can not stop wipers by turning switch off. When using wipers in a "delay" mode, wipers stop in the middle of a sweep.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1998 Ford Expedition 15
Failure Date: 08/25/1999

Wipers go on at all different times and speed by themselves.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1999 Ford Expedition 16
Failure Date: 07/25/1999

Windshield wipers don't work due to the fact that consumer had to remove a fuse because the windshield wiper's kept running.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1999 Ford Expedition 17
Failure Date: 07/14/1999

Windshield wipers work intermittently when in use, affecting driver's visibility in inclement/ rainy weather.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1999 Ford Expedition 18
Failure Date: 07/01/1999

Approximately 2 months ago my windshield wipers started going on without me turning the wipers on. At first I thought that I had hit the button but then it started to happen more and more frequently so I took the truck into the dealership. I had made an appointment but as soon as I told the gentleman what the problem was he told not to even leave the truck that day -he knew what the problem was and was going to order the part for me. I asked approximately how long it would take to get it in and he replied with a shrug of his shoulders that the part that I needed was back-ordered. That was about three weeks ago and I had heard nothing about it until I saw a report on channel 7 news about all of the problems.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1999 Ford Expedition 19
Failure Date: 07/01/1999

Windshield wipers are working intermittently. They will come on by themselves and go off. Dealer suppose to order a part.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1999 Ford Expedition 20
Failure Date: 06/13/1999

Rear windshield wipers do not work. When consumer applied rear windshield wipers, the only thing that came out was the fluid.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1999 Ford Expedition 21
Failure Date: 05/12/1999

Windshield wipers are working intermittently and come on by themselves. The dealer has been notified and can't determine the cause.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1999 Ford Expedition 22
Failure Date: 05/01/1999

"phantom wipers".

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1999 Ford Expedition 23
Failure Date: 05/01/1999

Wipers would just turn on without any contact with muliti-function switch. No common time, driving pattern or person found. . All at the wim of the vehicle. Dealer was very reluctant to repair problem. Didn't beleive my wife the first time and never fixed it. Then after second appt they cancelled because they (Ford) didn't have a "fix" to the problem. After much much yelling they agreed to replace the multi-function swictch which was done. No re-occurrance of the problem since.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1999 Ford Expedition 24
Failure Date: 04/15/1999

Windshield wipers went out intemittently. Took vehicle to dealership and was told they didnt know what it was, to come back at a later time when they had more info on the problem.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1999 Ford Expedition 25
Failure Date: 04/13/1999

While driving windshield wipers are intermittently coming on . Dealer has yet to be contacted.

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