Ford Ranger owners have reported 68 problems related to windshield wiper/washer (under the visibility category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Ford Ranger based on all problems reported for the Ranger.
The contact owns a 1999 Ford Ranger. While driving 25 mph, the contact stated that the windshield wipers activated without assistance. The failure occurred intermittently. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The failure mileage was 74,700 and the current mileage was 76,005.
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The contact owns a 2005 Ford Ranger. When it rains, water enters the motor and freezes the windshield wipers, rendering them inoperable. The vehicle is under warranty until March of 2008, but the windshield wiper motor is not. The cost to repair the motor is $105. 04. The current mileage was 19,000 and failure mileage was 18,574. Updated 02/15/08.
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The contact owns a 2004 Ford Ranger. When the contact reduced the speed of the windshield wipers, the wipers continued to operate at a fast speed. The windshield wipers failed to stop, causing him to disconnect them from the engine compartment. He then had to reconnect the wipers when they were needed again. The repair shop stated that the motor needed to be replaced. The current mileage was 44,000 and failure mileage was 41,000.
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The contact owns a 2001 Ford Ranger. The contact stated the windshield wipers wer not operating normally and they were locked in the upright position. The contact was uncertain why the failure occurred, and the vehicle has not been diagnosed by a repair shop. The current and failure mileage was 30,300. Updated 03/30/07.
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I was driving to work the day after a snowstorm in our area. Suddenly, the windshield wipers stopped functioning. I asked the service people at my local Ford dealer about this problem. They told me that ice probably accumulated in the vent in front of my windshield and I should pour hot water into the vent to thaw the ice. I can't do this whenever it snows and I'm on the highway.
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The contact owns a 2006 Ford Ranger. The contact stated that the windshield wiper works intermittently. When it rains, the wipers will not activate. The manufacturer stated that the VIN was not included in recall number 05s40. The dealer was unable to diagnose the cause of the failure and stated that the wipers were working normally. The current mileage was 47,000 and failure mileage was 10,000.
Wipers go on for no reason on humid days, has happended many times.
Windshield wipers come on by themselves or will not work at all. How do you drive safely in the rain?.
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The contact owns a 1999 Ford Ranger. While driving at various speeds, the windshield wipers operated on their own intermittently. The wipers have to continuously be shut off manually. The VIN was not included in the recall regarding this failure. The current mileage was 78,000 and failure mileage was 59,802. Updated 11/26/08 updated 12/01/08.
The windshield wiper operated at their whim and when using turn the signal. (mr. Charles lennon and mr. Mohamed hashi was assigned the same odi # 10062157) the wipers would shut off with no warning. The consumer requested his money back for prior repair.
Windshield wipers stop working during rain next day wipers are fine intermittent problem but a life threatening situation. Dt.
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Windshield wipers would come on intermittently while switch was off. Dealer contacted. This defect is intermittent. There is a recall regarding the same conditions as this vehicle but is not included because this vehicle isn't equipped with power windows.
Consumer states that the windshield wipers comes on intermittently. Consumer has to turn switch on and off to stop wipers. Dealer could not fix.
This is the second time I've had a sporadic failure of the windshield wipers. The fix provided 12/01 only lasted 3 months past the 1 year repair warrenty. Ford Rangers are not listed withe the recall of other Ford wiper failures. I think they should be.
Windshield wipers go off without touching the switch.
My windshield wipers turn-on on their own and operate at varied speeds regardless of my control. I cannot shut them off and sometimes cannot turn them on. I've had the gem module replaced at my own expense yet the situations continues. Also my interior light will turn-on on its own and I too cannot get it to shut off at times.
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Windshield wipers go on when turn signal activated or by themselves.
While driving on the highway and all of sudden windshield wipers would come on. In a rainstorm windshield wiper wouldn't go on high speed. But when putting the high beam on, the wipers came on. Contacted dealer .
Intermittently windshield wipers will come on automatically, disbursing washer fluid on a startling the driver. A technical service bulletin has been issued on the vehicle's make. Dealer has been notified.
Windshield wipers come on repeatedly without activation, causing severe distraction. Dealer reported "a loose connection". Wipers continues to come on. This is on top of a major electical failure the first week off the lot that left us stranded for three hours which was also attributed to "a loose connection!".
The windshield wipers come on by themselves and to cut them off I had to put them on level 4 of the delay switch. It also will not work when I want it to or I have to wiggle the switch to get it to work.
Wipers come on when turn signal is activated. Wipers quit working periodically.
Windshield wipers sometimes come on by themselves. While taking vehicle to inspection, wipers would not shut off when switch was turned off. This has happened several times within the last 6 months. Became more aware of the problem after seeing a report on local news station.
Windshield wipers come on randomly at any speed or weather condition, staying on up to 10 seconds at varying intervals - causing distraction especially at higher speeds. Also, the fastest wiper setting does not work reliably (generally never works) at higher (40+) speeds, making it difficult to clear the windshield in hard rainfall.
Windshield wipers & washer come on without touching switch. Have to turn on then off. Sometimes it washes other times it does not. Vehicle can be stopped at light or going down freeway when wipers come on. Always have worked when turned on.
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|Windshield Wiper/washer Motor problems||
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