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Windshield Wiper/washer Problems of Ford F-150 - part 1



Ford F-150 owners have reported 46 problems related to windshield wiper/washer (under the visibility category).

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 2000 Ford F-150 1
Failure Date: 11/01/2011

2000 Ford F-150. Consumer states wheel rims started to rust out in one year the consumer also stated the bumper rusted out in one year, and the abs light illuminated. The brakes were inspected several times, but no problem was found. The high beams would not come on, the plastic on the outside rearview mirror fell off, the dome light in the cab wouldn't come on, and the tailgate wouldn't close, the windshield wiper washer, wipers and heating system did not work. The power steering pump leaked all the time, the gear shifter wouldn't go into park. The fuel strap failed three years ago and caused the fuel tank to fall to the ground.

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car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 2010 Ford F-150 2
Failure Date: 03/10/2011

Upon entering and starting the truck the windshield wipers did not work at all in 4 separate cases, the 5th occurrence the drivers side wiper worked but not the passenger side. Obviously I only use the wipers in bad weather so when I need them most for safety the windshield wipers have not functioned. I have returned the truck to the dealership for repair each time and have contacted Ford customer service case # 1496470901, I feel this is a huge safety issue and needs further attention as I now have no confidence at all in this vehicle.

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car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 2003 Ford F-150 3
Failure Date: 10/14/2004

While driving in inclement weather, the windshield wipers would come on and go off intermittently. The dealer was aware of the intermittent problem. The mechanic informed the driver that the windshield wiper motor needed to be replaced. Please fill in additional information.

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car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 2004 Ford F-150 4
Failure Date: 02/19/2004

Driver's windshield wiper leaves 6" blind spot uncleared/unwiped in line of sight along driver's windshield pillar. Almost hit pedestrian as a result of not being able to see. Also pulled out at intersection in front of another car because unable to see. Dealer can not fix because the wiper is "keyed" to that position only. Ford has been unwilling to resolve issue. Other owners complaining of safety hazard too.

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car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1999 Ford F-150 5
Failure Date: 11/23/2003

The windshield wipers activate (turn-on) unexpectedly when driving and switch is in the off position. Dealership says the control module is "defective" but will not warranty the repair since there is no recall. It is a definite safety issue as the distraction could arise at anytime while driving. Ts.

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car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 2001 Ford F-150 6
Failure Date: 06/04/2003

The windshield wipers failed to work consistent basis.

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car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1999 Ford F-150 7
Failure Date: 04/21/2003

Windshield wipers activate themselves for no apparent reason. This is distracting to the driver and could be a potential hazard.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 2001 Ford F-150 8
Failure Date: 04/05/2003

On several occasions, when using my right turn signal with the windshield wipers running, the windshield washer fluid comes on and stays on causing a blinding turn. The dealer could not make it fail during service, however it has happened at least five times.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1998 Ford F-150 9
Failure Date: 02/19/2003

The windshield wipers failed.

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car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1999 Ford F-150 10
Failure Date: 09/01/2002

Windshield wipers intermittently engage without warning. Jlg.


 
car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 2001 Ford F-150 11
Failure Date: 11/01/2001

Consumer states the wipers work intermittently in bad weather conditions. The problem has progressed for over 9 months. Dealer contacted. Please provide more information.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1998 Ford F-150 12
Failure Date: 08/01/2001

Estimate for repairs is $682. 47 from which dealer offered Fords portion (65%). I declined and stated that Fords should cover 100% of costs since these are not normal wear and tear items. No safety defect listed.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 2001 Ford F-150 13
Failure Date: 06/22/2001

While traveling at approximately 40 mph in rain, windshield wipers failed to operate. This was causing a loss of visibility. Dealership has not examined vehicle. Please provide any additional information/attachments.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 2001 Ford F-150 14
Failure Date: 03/01/2001

Windshield wipers work, but will not clean glass, consumer unable to see in rain. Been to dealer twice so far, could not remedy problem.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1999 Ford F-150 15
Failure Date: 10/25/2000

Windshield wipers come on an off randomly while driving.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1999 Ford F-150 16
Failure Date: 06/05/2000

While driving windshield wipers come on without application. Problem was reported to dealership. Problem has not been corrected. Please provide any further information.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1999 Ford F-150 17
Failure Date: 05/16/2000

Electronic module causes windshield wipers to operate in the off mode without being turned on. Causes repeated scraping and scoring of dry windshield and distraction to driver.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1997 Ford F-150 18
Failure Date: 05/05/2000

Windshield wipers come on randomly and has become more frequent. Also, the wiper fluid is projected onto windshield by itself. Latest incident of this severely affected by vision of the roadway and traffic during heavy rush hour interstate traffic. From what I have been able to see on some of the internet new groups this is a not uncommon problem with Ford trucks.

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car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1997 Ford F-150 19
Failure Date: 01/02/2000

While making a turn windshield wipers will come on and washer fluid sprays all over the windshield when it is not raining. This is unsafe on a curvy road. On a raining day and making a turn, windshield wipers will stop.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1999 Ford F-150 20
Failure Date: 01/01/2000

Windshield wipers just arbitrarily coming on. It's been a problem ever since we bought our 1999 f150 but was much more sporadic than it is now. Now it just seems like the wipers have a mind of their own and keep coming on. It is getting quite annoying.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1998 Ford F-150 21
Failure Date: 12/25/1999

Windshield wiper. F150 was taken in for service for faulty wipers on Jun 8,01. The problem turned out to be a computer part called a gem or assembly module. Ford has had the vehicle for more than one month. I am told that the part is simply unavailable. I wondered if the part has gone bad so often that the part is in high demand. This affair is open ended, as the avis dealership in southfield, mi (2483557500dennis) can not even say from where the part may be shipped. There seems to be no source for the part. They don't know when it might arrive. No part, no repair. When asked if I could pick up the truck to drive it in the meantime, I was told it is "undrivable. " is there going to be a recall on this part? part #f75z14b205la. Door crack. Both doors have a 1/4" crack near the back edge of the window. Truck is out of warranty. Leaking rear window. It was repaired by dealership while truck was under warranty.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1997 Ford F-150 22
Failure Date: 11/21/1999

Windshield wiper motor replacement ($260. 07 to dealer)did not solve problem; returned to dealer 12/9/99-response; unable to duplicate problem-.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1997 Ford F-150 23
Failure Date: 08/21/1999

On several occasions windshield wipers will commence operating without any action by the driver.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1997 Ford F-150 24
Failure Date: 08/13/1999

The winshield wipers will come on intermittently even when off. Also, the last time it happened (I have a witness), the washer was also continously spraying fluid even though everything was off.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1997 Ford F-150 25
Failure Date: 08/01/1999

Windshield wiper/washer would operate intermittently while in off mode, causing poor visibility which could lead to a vehicle collision . Nhtsa needs to look into this matter.

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