Ford Visibility Windshield Wiper/washer Linkages


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Ford Aspire 1996
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Mar 23, 1998
Location:
Weare, NH

windshield wiper linkage pivot assembly malfunctioned, causing the windshield wipers to fail 3 times in the last 18 months. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNJLT06H7T6. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 25, 1996. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Ford ASPIRE 1996 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas.

Ford Escort 1994
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Lakehurst, NJ

windshield wiper pivot assembly failed, causing intermittent failures of wipers.

0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FARP13J8RR. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 26, 1994. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Ford ESCORT 1994 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Ford ESCORT 1994 Visibility Windshield Wiper/washer Linkages Transmission Type: AUTO.

Ford F-150 1999
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Plymouth, MA

at highway speed (55 mph) the wind over the hood directs the stream of fluid from the windshield washers to land below the wiper blades, causing it to become completely ineffective. the dealer informs me that this is a design problem for which there is no repair. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF172XXN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 01, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford F-150 1999 Drive type:RWD. Fuel type: gas.

Ford Windstar 1995
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Feb 12, 1997
Location:
Plymouth, MI

windshield wipers stalk control arm works only intermittently. both wipers and washer fail to operate without turning control on and off a number of times. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMDA5146SB. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 01, 1994. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford WINDSTAR 1995 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 60 mph.

Ford Windstar 1995
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Aug 01, 1994
Location:
Syracuse, NY

windshield wipers do not squirt out water when trying to clean the windshield. electronic control could be defective. rear wipers works properly. dealer notified and tried to remedy the problem at owners expense. problem still exists. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMDA5141SB. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 01, 1994. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Ford WINDSTAR 1995 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Ford WINDSTAR 1995 Visibility Windshield Wiper/washer Linkages Transmission Type: AUTO.

Ford Escape 2001
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Aurora, CO

owner has been waiting over 6 weeks for call from dealership to have vehicle serviced under recall 00v-387. cj

Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford F-150 2000
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 01, 2001
Location:
O'neill, NE

when it is raining windshield wiper linkage:pivot: drive assembly failed, causing wipers to operate erratically. this problem only happens when it is raining. please add vin #.*ak

Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Ford F-150 2000 Visibility Windshield Wiper/washer Linkages Transmission Type: AUTO.

Ford Contour 1995
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Mar 01, 2001
Location:
Lemont, IL

when consumer turned on the windshield wipers, the wiper assembly fell apart, there was a loud grindindg noise when she turned windshield wipers on.*ak during a rain storm the drivers side windshield wiper failed.*ak. the dealer informed consumer that the entire assembly housing needed to be replaced.*yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FALP6535FK. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 01, 1996. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford CONTOUR 1995 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas. Ford CONTOUR 1995 Visibility Windshield Wiper/washer Linkages Transmission Type: AUTO.

Ford F-150 2000
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Mar 19, 2003
Location:
Okemos, MI

approximately 3-4 weeks ago i was driving my 2000 ford f150 pickup on i96 during rush hour in lansing, mi. there was a sudden thunderstorm with hail. i turned my windshield wipers on the fastest speed and after approximately 2- 3 minutes the passenger side wiper got out of sync and jammed under the driver side wiper causing both of them to stop working. traffic was going fairly fast and i lost what visibility i did have. fortunately i was going by an exit and could quickly get off the expressway to wait out the storm. when i got home from work i took the cover off the passenger wiper and had to tighten the nut that holds it on. they have worked fine since then but i would not want to have this same thing happen to someone else if they are on an expressway during a thunderstorm. (ps: the incident date i but on the form is approximate. i didn't think of reporting this until i heard an nhtsa commercial today saying to report safety incidents.). *nlm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 29500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX1728YC. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 01, 2002. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford F-150 2000 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford F-150 2000 Visibility Windshield Wiper/washer Linkages Transmission Type: MAN . Vehicle Speed: 65 mph. Dealer's name: Campus Ford . Dealer's city: Okemos . Dealer's state code: MI.

Ford F-150 1997
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Titusville, PA

consumer complained about windshield wiper linkage problm. manufacturer was contacted, and stated that it was a common problem, and they were aware of the problem. dealer was also aware of the problem, and has fixed it on different times.*ak

Mileage was 36000 miles. Original Owner. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford F-150 1997 Drive type:4WD. Fuel type: gas. Ford F-150 1997 Visibility Windshield Wiper/washer Linkages Transmission Type: AUTO.

Ford Windstar 1999
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 19, 2004
Location:
Garner, NC

recently experience wiper motor/harness corrosion on my 1999 ford wnstar which has resulted in inoperative wipers. the wipers failed while my wife and 2 kids were driving on i-40 which almost caused them to leave the roadway. the vehicle was taken to capital ford dealer and the wiper failure was analyzed at a charge of $61.00 on may 20, 2004.the dealership advised that the harness and motor would need to be replaced at a cost of $461.00. the dealer has been less than helpful in explaining how corrosion developed. on may 25, 2004 10:45 est), i called ford motor corp. customer relations (kurl 800-392-3673). i explained my situation and referred to recall # 01v26100. she stated that there would be no warrantee/recall coverage because the vehicle was well outside the 12 months/12,000. miles. she furhter said that the recall was completed on my vehicle in 2001 and that there was no relationship to my current malfunction and the recall. logic would suggest that a recall 2 years after manufacturer date could contribute to a problem/malfunction 5 years later. please advise by written notice of your findings or conclusions. thanks

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 82678 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMZA5145XB. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 26, 2003. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford WINDSTAR 1999 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 65 mph. Dealer's name: Capital Ford . Dealer's telephone number: 9197904700 . Dealer's city: Raleigh . Dealer's state code: NC. Dealer's zipcode: 27604 .

Ford Ranger 1999
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
July 13, 2004
Location:
Woodbridge, NJ

while driving front windshield wipers would engage on their own. dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem. *ak

Mileage was 80000 miles. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Thunderbird 1991
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 01, 2000
Location:
Greenwich, CT

plastic bushings in both ends of windshield wiper tie-rod component have worn. causes wipers to move less, skip, and lose ability to clear entire windshield. tie-rod may become disconnected from motor end or from wiper end. car has less than 57000 miles.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 40000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAPP64R9MH. Vehicle was purchased on July 05, 1991. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford THUNDERBIRD 1991 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: gas. Ford THUNDERBIRD 1991 Visibility Windshield Wiper/washer Linkages Transmission Type: MAN . Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Rye Ford .

Ford Explorer 2000
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Nov 15, 2004
Location:
Katy, TX

1) inadequate driver's seat latch - driver cannot position seat back properly; 2) running boards rusting without cause; 3) roof rack peeling without cause, and nothing has been done to correct these problems; ford dealerships cannot explain why the running board is rusting or the reason for the roof rack peeling. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU62X1YZ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 24, 2000. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford EXPLORER 2000 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford EXPLORER 2000 Visibility Windshield Wiper/washer Linkages Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Lawrence Marshall Ford-mercury . Dealer's telephone number: 281-826-8026 . Dealer's city: Hempstead . Dealer's state code: TX. Dealer's zipcode: 77445 .

Ford Escape 2001
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Nov 29, 2004
Location:
Ballwin, MO

windshield wiper quits. ford will not honor their recall (nhtsa recall no. 00v387002/ford recall no. 00s49). *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 67000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMYU04161K. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 23, 2000. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford ESCAPE 2001 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford ESCAPE 2001 Visibility Windshield Wiper/washer Linkages Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 35 mph. Dealer's name: River View Ford . Dealer's city: Columbia . Dealer's state code: IL.

Ford Windstar 2002
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Mar 17, 2004
Location:
Melvindale, MI

when braking at any speed steering wheel vibrated heavily. dealership repaired the front rotors/pads, but this did not resolve the problem. *ak had to change wiper blades one week later, they were rotten. transmission problems, had to drive in 2nd gear all the to the dealer, also has a strong clunking while putting vehicle into any gear. *bf

Mileage was 22600 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMZA50442B. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 11, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford WINDSTAR 2002 Visibility Windshield Wiper/washer Linkages Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 40 mph. Dealer's name: Demmer Ford . Dealer's city: Wayne . Dealer's state code: MI.

Ford Expedition 2001
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Oct 12, 2005
Location:
New Bern, NC

2001 ford expedition leakage from windshield into interior of vehicle on both driver and passenger sides. serviced by cella ford new bern nc on 10-12-05. cost of repair $225.00. *jb

Mileage was 60000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMEU17W41L. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Dealer's name: Cella Ford . Dealer's telephone number: 252 638 4011 . Dealer's city: New Bern . Dealer's state code: NC. Dealer's zipcode: 28560 .

Ford F-250 Sd 2006
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Feb 14, 2007
Location:
Crown Point, NY

tl*- the contact stated that while driving the 2006 ford f250 with n8700 failure miles at 30 mph on a moderately snowy day both windshield wipers fell off without any warning. the vehicle was taken to a dealer. the windshield wipers were replaced, but the contact was concerned that the problem might repeat itself. the current mileage was 9000.*ak updated 04/05/07. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 8700 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTSX21576E. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 31, 2006. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Ford F-250 SD 2006 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford F-250 SD 2006 Visibility Windshield Wiper/washer Linkages Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 30 mph. Dealer's name: Egglefield Ford . Dealer's city: Elizabeth Town . Dealer's state code: NY.

Ford Excursion 2000
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 08, 2007
Location:
North Ogden, UT

wife driving children to school, wipers unknowingly frozen to window and wipers unknowingly on intermittent cycle, wipers finally unfrozen and moved, meanwhile smoke filled the cabin, smelling like soldering fumes. turned off wipers and smoke stopped. later, tested wipers, and they would not stop. took vehicle into dealer, and had a pending recall repaired, at the same time we had to have the multifunction switch replaced, and wiper motor replaced. dealer service technician advised that gem module was functioning correctly, but smelled like it was burnt, and might need to be replaced in the future. 7 days later the wipers did not work again. this time there was no indication of problem, mother and children drove into a blizzard, and found that wipers would not function. luckily it occurred in a place that was not busy, and they were able to safely get off the roadway into a relatives driveway. it could have been very bad had it been on the freeway, in driving rain/snow/slush. now i'm sure the dealership will be telling us the gem module will need to be replaced, completing the entire wiper system being faulty within 1 week's time for the second failure ( on 1/15/2008). question: how would the technician know that it smelled like the gem module was burnt, unless it is a known problem? how does the entire wiper system, from control switch, to control module, to wiper motor go bad all at once? *tr

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 120600 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMNU43S2YE. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 21, 2006. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 10 cylinders. Ford EXCURSION 2000 Drive type:4WD. Fuel type: gas. Ford EXCURSION 2000 Visibility Windshield Wiper/washer Linkages Transmission Type: AUTO.

Ford Focus 2008
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Mar 19, 2008
Location:
Cincinnati, OH

tl*the contact owns a 2008 ford focus. while driving 50 mph with the windshield wipers activated, the wipers suddenly stopped working. the motor was still making noise, but no movement occurred. the contact pulled the vehicle over and attempted to repair the wipers, but was unsuccessful. the vin, engine size, number of cylinders, and mileages were unknown.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 06, 2005. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford FOCUS 2008 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford FOCUS 2008 Visibility Windshield Wiper/washer Linkages Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 50 mph. Dealer's name: Bob Townsend Ford .


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