Ford F-150 owners have reported 18 problems related to windshield wiper/washer motor (under the visibility category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Ford F-150 based on all problems reported for the F-150.
The contact owns a 2000 Ford f150. On March 8, 2008, after activating the windshield wipers, the wiper motor caught fire. The contact was able to extinguish the fire. The vehicle is currently being diagnosed by the insurance company. There were no warning lights; however, the passenger side windshield wiper stopped working the previous night. The contact thought the failure was due to the snow on the wipers, but after they were cleaned, the wiper failed to operate. The current and failure mileages were 118,000.
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The vehicle was idling with the wipers on slow speed. Smoke began to come out of the vent between the windshield and the hood. The plastic vent burst into flames and melted. The flames were extinguished with minimal damage to the vehicle. The wipers are the only thing that doesn't operate now.
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New 2006 Ford f150 extended cab, less than 2500 miles, driving in moderate to heavy rain when windshield wipers completely failed. Fortunately the driver, my son, was able to immediately cross 3 lanes of traffic and pull off the road without accident or injury. This is a serious defect / failure that could have resulted in severe injury or death. Wiper motor was replaced at a Ford dealership the next day.
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'99 Ford F-150 windshield wipers work by themselves without turning them on. This is an ongoing problem.
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Windshield wipers came on and off intermittently. Dealer was aware that this was an intermittent problem.
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The wiper motor melted and harness and connector melted cowl. Consumer received a recall notice #01v258000. The vehicle was taken in for service on the wiper mot0r. The consumer was made to pay for the service rendered on the wiper motor. Two years later the wiper motor caught fire and did considerable damage to the vehicle.
While driving in inclement weather, the windshield wipers suddenly stopped working. Driver was unable to see and was forced to pull over until the storm passed. Took it to dealer and the mechanic determined that the windshield wiper motor needed to be replaced, and he replaced it. However, the problem has recurred twice to date.
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While driving in inclement weather windshield wipers failed. This caused poor visibility to the driver. Consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle, and drove it to the dealer for inspection. The mechanic determined that the windshield wiper motor needed to be replaced, and he replaced it. However, the problem recurred.
Windshield wipers come and off intermittently while traveling in inclement weather. Cause of failure is undetermined at this time.
While driving and with no warning windshield wipers would come on intermittently. Vehicle has been to the dealership.
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While driving home from new hampshire, suddenly there was a fire in the windshield wiper motor. I had the wipers on at a slow speed as it was misting outside. I put the fire our with snow from the roadside. As we continued home the radio went dead, the battery went to low and the lights started flicking on and off. As a result of the fire the windshield cracked, and continued all the way across from one side to the other. I luckily found an open Ford dealer that gave us a small rental and repaired the truck.
The vehicle experienced the same problem as stated in recall #01v258000, however the vehicle identification number was not included in the recall.
While driving the windshield wipers stopped working without warning. The consumer was forced to pull off the road.
Windshield wipers have an intermittent loss of wiper function. Wipers sometimes come on/ go off, and stop while in process. Motor seems to have some type of electrical short. Consumer has to take it to dealer.
Windshield wipers work intermittently. Dealer has been contatced. Please provide further details.
Whenever windshield wipers are in use they would go on & off on their own. Sometimes have to hit wipers to get them going again. Sometimes not raining when this happens. Causes havoc with driving.
Windshield wipers intermittently stop working during operation or sometimes donot work at all. Dealer notified, and and informed consumer this vehicle was not included in recall due to VIN.
While driving in rain windshield wipers stopped working every other day. Driver was unable to see.
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|Power Window problems||
|Side/rear Glass problems||
|Windshield Wiper/washer problems||
|Window Regulator Failed problems||
|Rear Window Defogger problems||
|Exterior Rearview Mirror problems||