I just bought a used 2013 F150 XLT last Friday, and today when I used the intermittent wipers to clear the dew off the windshield, the switch wouldn't turn the intermittent wipers off. I turned the truck on & off several times, I turned the wipers to High & back off both quickly and slowly; still wipers sweep across a dry windshield. My mileage
is 58,000, so this isn't under the 36,000 mile warranty.
JA: Have you checked the fuses? Do you know if there is power to the wiper motor?
Customer: The wipers work in the "on" position. They just won't turn off even when the switch is rotated completely.
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: Yes, because it's out of warranty. I have a 2012 Escape that I have used the wipers on frequently, and it's never had this problem. Surely the switch or motor can't be worn out in 3 years!?
JA: Great! What have you tried so far? What confuses you?
Customer: I have checked that I do not have the sensor wiper option, used canned air to try to blow out the end of the wiper switch on the turn signal arm, and searched the internet for a fix. So far, just lots of people with the same issue dating back to 2010 and no one saying they have found the problem and fixed it.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Ford Mechanic should know about your Ford?
Customer: The intermittent setting worked just fine last week when I was driving home from the dealership, and worked fine yesterday afternoon.
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Ford Mechanic about your situation and then connect you two.