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Windshield wipers failure

On my way back from vacation in Maine last week it rained for the first 5 hours of the trip.  I really enjoyed using the Sirius weather radar to track my progress towards getting out of the rain.

Unfortunately I seem to have a problem with my windshield wipers.  After they've been on intermittent wipe for awhile they will suddenly stop working completely.  Restarting the car does not help.  I spent an hour at the New Hampshire liquor store waiting for them to start!  Finally I gave up and went into the liquor store to buy more wine.  They started up when I returned to the car with drinks ;-)

I called the Ford customer care but the best they were able to do was offer a tow to a nearby dealer.  As this was Saturday at 4:30 pm, and they could not look at the car until Monday, needless to say I declined.

I mapped out a route with the weather radar that led me west to get out of the rain sooner, but fortunately I discovered that leaving the wipers on non-intermittent wiping seemed to keep them working and I made it through.

I'll probably wait until my 5000 mile checkup to get this looked at, now that I know how to work around it.

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Reader Comments (5)

That is very interesting Bill! Looking forward to hearing what the problem was. I hope they can find it without having to having them on for long periods of time. Sound like a heck of a intermittent problem! ;)

September 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRob M

Yikes! That's a bummer about the wipers. Hope your 5k checkup's just around the corner, wouldn't want the things to fail completely. Might just be a bad switch or electrical connection.

September 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercue

I have about 3500 miles on it now.

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