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Windshield Wiper/washer Problems of Ford Ranger - part 1



Ford Ranger owners have reported 68 problems related to windshield wiper/washer (under the visibility category).

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1999 Ford Ranger 1
Failure Date: 04/05/2010

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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car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 2005 Ford Ranger 2
Failure Date: 12/17/2007

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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car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 2004 Ford Ranger 3
Failure Date: 05/01/2007

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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car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 2001 Ford Ranger 4
Failure Date: 02/17/2007

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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car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 2006 Ford Ranger 5
Failure Date: 02/15/2007

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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car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 2006 Ford Ranger 6
Failure Date: 09/01/2006

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.


car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1999 Ford Ranger 7
Failure Date: 06/20/2005

Wipers go on for no reason on humid days, has happended many times.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1996 Ford Ranger 8
Failure Date: 10/15/2003

Windshield wipers come on by themselves or will not work at all. How do you drive safely in the rain?.

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car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1999 Ford Ranger 9
Failure Date: 08/02/2003

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.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1999 Ford Ranger 10
Failure Date: 07/11/2003

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.


 
car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 2002 Ford Ranger 11
Failure Date: 09/20/2002

Windshield wipers stop working during rain next day wipers are fine intermittent problem but a life threatening situation. Dt.

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car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1999 Ford Ranger 12
Failure Date: 05/14/2002

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.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1999 Ford Ranger 13
Failure Date: 09/25/2001

Consumer states that the windshield wipers comes on intermittently. Consumer has to turn switch on and off to stop wipers. Dealer could not fix.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1999 Ford Ranger 14
Failure Date: 03/10/2001

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.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1996 Ford Ranger 15
Failure Date: 12/01/2000

Windshield wipers go off without touching the switch.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1997 Ford Ranger 16
Failure Date: 08/01/2000

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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car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1999 Ford Ranger 17
Failure Date: 04/15/2000

Windshield wipers go on when turn signal activated or by themselves.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1999 Ford Ranger 18
Failure Date: 04/01/2000

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 .

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1997 Ford Ranger 19
Failure Date: 03/08/2000

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.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1999 Ford Ranger 20
Failure Date: 01/29/2000

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!".

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1999 Ford Ranger 21
Failure Date: 12/03/1999

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.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1999 Ford Ranger 22
Failure Date: 10/09/1999

Wipers come on when turn signal is activated. Wipers quit working periodically.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1997 Ford Ranger 23
Failure Date: 09/28/1999

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.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1999 Ford Ranger 24
Failure Date: 08/15/1999

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.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer problem of the 1997 Ford Ranger 25
Failure Date: 08/07/1999

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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