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Windshield Wiper/washer Motor Problems of GMC Sierra



GMC Sierra owners have reported 84 problems related to windshield wiper/washer motor (under the visibility category).

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer Motor problem of the 2004 GMC Sierra 1
Failure Date: 03/04/2007

Windshield wiper motor failure. The wipers kept operating at low speed with the switch position being irrelevant. Only 44500 mi. On the vehicle. Since, the motor control module is not available separately the complete motor assembly had to be replaced.

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car image   Windshield Wiper/washer Motor problem of the 1997 GMC Sierra 2
Failure Date: 09/27/2006

: the contact stated the vehicle's driver side door pins shattered causing the door to malfunction when attempting to open it from the inside. Also, the windshield wiper motor malfunctioned as well. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who determined that the repairs should be covered under a recall. The dealer needed documentation that would support the recall work. No repairs had been made.

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car image   Windshield Wiper/washer Motor problem of the 1998 GMC Sierra 3
Failure Date: 07/10/2006

Intermittently the windshield wipers become inoperable. If I tap on the windshield motor case they may work for a while. I can hear the motor run when they are not working.

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car image   Windshield Wiper/washer Motor problem of the 1998 GMC Sierra 4
Failure Date: 10/15/2005

Windshield wipers fail off & on--mostly never work.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer Motor problem of the 1997 GMC Sierra 5
Failure Date: 10/01/2005

The contact stated the windshield wipers work intermittently. He believes it is a problem with the wiper motor circuit board. The vehicle has not been inspected by the dealer.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer Motor problem of the 1998 GMC Sierra 6
Failure Date: 08/12/2005

During a heavy rain storm the windshield motor/wipers quit working which impaired my vision.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer Motor problem of the 1997 GMC Sierra 7
Failure Date: 07/11/2005

Windshield wipers failed during rainstorm,after researching this,I found this to be a common problem in which a recall was issued but I never received notice or my VIN wasn't included in recall.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer Motor problem of the 1998 GMC Sierra 8
Failure Date: 06/30/2005

Failure in the windshield wipers. Electrical problem causing short with windshield washer. Friend has 96 chevy with same problem. They fail to work in the rain. Work fine during sunshine. Work only ocassionally.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer Motor problem of the 1998 GMC Sierra 9
Failure Date: 04/13/2005

Wipers stopped working in the middle of heavy rain. Had problems with them for around a year before they finally quit. Checked recalls , but this year model was not included.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer Motor problem of the 1998 GMC Sierra 10
Failure Date: 01/29/2005

Intermittantly the windshield wipers become inoperable. Usually after they run a while and usually stop at the worst time right in the middle of a heavy downpour. When I open the hood I can hear a soft buzzing noise. When I wiggle the cable harness assembly that goes to the motor the wipers will start again. But then when I shut the hood the vibration sometimes causes the wipers to stop. This had been going on since last year, 2004. This is the exact same problem I have read about in similar complaints and the NHTSA campaign id 03v15900.


 
car image   Windshield Wiper/washer Motor problem of the 1997 GMC Sierra 11
Failure Date: 10/08/2004

Windshield wiper motor failure on 1997 GMC Sierra pickup truck. Wipers work when they want to and GMC and dealer does nothing about it.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer Motor problem of the 1998 GMC Sierra 12
Failure Date: 08/24/2004

Windshield wipers malfunctioned while driving on a rainy day. This resulted in poor visibility for driver. Dealership indicated to the consumer that this vehicle was not recalled due to VIN.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer Motor problem of the 1998 GMC Sierra 13
Failure Date: 08/20/2004

Windshield wipers stopped and then may start at a later time. The last incident was when it stopped August 20, 2004 in a driving rain storm and we had to pull over but it soon restarted. Later the same day it stopped again and did not restart placing us in a dangerous situation. This morning it is working again.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer Motor problem of the 1998 GMC Sierra 14
Failure Date: 06/25/2004

While driving in inclement weather windshield wipers failed, causing poor visibility. Consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle, and drove it home. Then, consumer contacted the dealer, and was informed that the windshield wiper motor needed to be replaced.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer Motor problem of the 1996 GMC Sierra 15
Failure Date: 04/03/2004

Inoperative wipers, operate intermittently.

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car image   Windshield Wiper/washer Motor problem of the 1997 GMC Sierra 16
Failure Date: 03/01/2004

While driving in a rain storm, the windshield wipers did not work. They worked fine as long as it was not raining. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but problem was not resolved.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer Motor problem of the 1998 GMC Sierra 17
Failure Date: 02/01/2004

The windshield wipers are no longer working properly. The windshield wipers will work sometimes. The problem first started in 2-2004. The consumer statesdthat once he smelled a burning smell coming from the vehicle. When the consumer took vehicle to a dealership they told him that there was recall 02054 on the 1997 models for the same issue. The problem has not been repaired as of yet. There have been no accidents at this time.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer Motor problem of the 1997 GMC Sierra 18
Failure Date: 11/14/2003

The vehicle stalled 5 times in one morning while driving to work. The weather warmed up outside and the vehicle ran and started fine. The next evening the vehicle started fine, I got 1/2 block down the road it stalled again. I waited for a few minutes and it ran fine. The next morning it started fine and I drove it for miles, had no problems with it stalling. We called GMC to see if there was a recall on windshield wiper motor, because the wipers would work when they wanted to work. Not when you needed them to work. They had told us that there was also an ignition coil problem with this truck-they called the GMC dealer that was to do the recall work. A faulty ignition coil can give the same side effects as a defective fuel pump. We drove the vehicle to the dealer, when we turned the vehicle off it would not restart. The recall work was performed on the vehicle, but still would not start. The GMC dealer told us it was most likely the fuel pump, the dealer told us the fuel pumps in this vehicle go out "frequently. " but, he offered us to replace the fuel pump for $450. + including labor. Or sell us one over the counter for approximately $425. 00 + tax. And we could install it ourselves. Needless to say, we had the vehicle towed to our house and now are deciding what type of fuel pump should be bought for a vehicle that the fuel pump goes out frequently in. Our biggest concern is that this truck has 85,066 miles on it, and has been maintained to the highest standards. Why are the vehicles fitted with faulty/defective products. The pump can catch on fire, or go out if you hit too many bumps in the road. That is a manufacturer problem of a faulty product. Please let us know, how many fuel pumps we should plan on replacing in the normal life of this vehicle.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer Motor problem of the 1998 GMC Sierra 19
Failure Date: 11/11/2003

While driving in a rainstorm, the windshield wiper motor failed without warning. A recall was issued, however the vehicle is outside of the remedy scope. Please provide additional information. Consumer had to pull over and wait until the heavy rain stopped. Now at a later date, the wipers worked.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer Motor problem of the 1998 GMC Sierra 20
Failure Date: 09/12/2003

While driving in inclement weather, without warning the windshield wipers come on and off intermittently. Dealer is aware of the problem. Please provide details.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer Motor problem of the 1998 GMC Sierra 21
Failure Date: 09/04/2003

Intermittently windshield wipers became inoperable, obstructing the driver's view. A recall had been issued on similar makes and models. However, this vehicle was not included due to VIN. The consumer turned the switch off then on again and the wipers would work again. As time went on the problem worsened. The consumer had to turn the switch on and off several times. Sometimes they wouldn't come on for 15 minutes or until the next day. The recall stopped at the 1997 model year. The consumer was the only driver of the vehicle and has since paid to the have the module replaced. Also the tailgate did not aloways lock into place.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer Motor problem of the 1998 GMC Sierra 22
Failure Date: 08/20/2003

Wipers will stop working while driving and may not start again.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer Motor problem of the 1998 GMC Sierra 23
Failure Date: 07/12/2003

Windshield wipers intermittently stop working while in use. Wiper motor had been replaced twice already, and needs replacement once again.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer Motor problem of the 1996 GMC Sierra 24
Failure Date: 02/04/2003

Recall # 98-v-150-001, consumer has the same problem. This vehicle in not include in recall due to the VIN. Please provide further information. Ph.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer Motor problem of the 1996 GMC Sierra 25
Failure Date: 11/01/2002

Consumer stated that windshield wipers work intermittenly resulting in poor visibility during rain storms. Ts.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer Motor problem of the 1996 GMC Sierra 26
Failure Date: 09/05/2002

Windshield wipers do not work all the time. Dealer has been contacted. Please provide any further information.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer Motor problem of the 1996 GMC Sierra 27
Failure Date: 08/01/2002

Windshield wipers start working only intermittently, and then fail completely.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer Motor problem of the 1996 GMC Sierra 28
Failure Date: 05/31/2002

Windshield wiper motor and circuit broken. Dealer will not cover even though there has been a recall. Manufacturer indicates my VIN is not covered. ?!@#$%!!.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer Motor problem of the 1996 GMC Sierra 29
Failure Date: 05/01/2002

Winshield wipers suddenly quit, without warning, consumer almost had and accident. Dealer has been contacted. There was recall 98v150001 for same problem that consumer was having. But consumer's vehicle was not covered under recall due to VIN. Please provide any further information.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer Motor problem of the 1996 GMC Sierra 30
Failure Date: 02/02/2002

Windshield wipers will intermittently stop working, resulting in poor visability for consumer when driving. Contacted dealer, and the dealer stated that vehicle was not part of recall 98v150001 due to VIN.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer Motor problem of the 1996 GMC Sierra 31
Failure Date: 02/01/2002

Nhtsa recall 98 v 150 001/manufacturer's recall 98043 concerning windshield wiper wiring; windshield wipers work intermittently. Dealer has been notified. Feel free to provide any further information.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer Motor problem of the 1997 GMC Sierra 32
Failure Date: 12/01/2001

Windshield wipers work only intermittently. Also, sometimes they come on when turned off.

car image   Windshield Wiper/washer Motor problem of the 1996 GMC Sierra 33
Failure Date: 09/25/2001

Windshield wipers failed numerous times. I had to physically move the wipers to make them move again. Gm recall on this problem does not include my vehicle only because of VIN #. I'm experiencing all the problems the recalled vehicles have. / on the second problem. I was having smoke coming out of my column due to the multi-function switch going bad. This switch controls the cruise control, turn signal, wipers, hazard lights etc. The turn signal relay kept going off , sounding like the hazards were on all the time. I notified the dealer and they confirmed other people were having similar problems with this type of vehicle.


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