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A couple of us mentioned having a wiper issue with our 2015 in another thread and I thought the issue deserved it's own thread to try and diagnose/fix the issue or at least help us bring it to Ford's attention.

In the video below my wipers are on "low" the whole time. I'm exiting the freeway and making a turn. As I approach the stop sign, the wipers seem to suddenly decide they are in "intermittent" mode instead of "low" mode even though I haven't touched the switch. They stay this way until the last ~5 seconds of the video I flip them up to "high" briefly then back to "low" and they behave normally. I cut the video there, but they go into intermittent again about a minute later as I approached another stop.

The fact that I was slowing down/stopping might just be a coincidence because I think I've had it do the same thing at steady speeds on the freeway but I'm not 100% sure on that.

If it does have something to do with coming to a stop, then maybe there is something messed up with Ford's "speed sensitive" wiper feature or something? Because they don't come back on full speed again until I flip to "high" and then back to "low." And you can hear me rev it out a little in 2nd gear up to about 45mph pulling away from the stop sign, so it's not like I was just crawling around at low speed.

I plan to take it to the dealer in a couple weeks to have them look at a couple things including this issue. I'm just trying to figure out how to replicate the issue to show them in case they think I'm accidentally hitting the switch myself in this video or something.

 

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Happened again this morning. This time at steady speed (45mph). Same scenario. Wipers set to "low" and about 25 seconds into the video they randomly go "intermittent." Near the end of the video I switch briefly to "high" and back to "low" and they operate normally again. I did an experiment this time. While they were wiping intermittent I adjusted the delay setting on the stalk and it had no effect on the wipers. Anyway, I'll probably show these videos to the service advisor whenever I end up taking it to the dealer.

 

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Happened to me this morning, but only for about five minutes. Had the wipers on low for about 20 minutes, then they were doing exactly what your wipers did.

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Any updates on this one? My 2014 ST is doing this exact thing - wipers randomly go intermittent when the lever is in the continuous low position, and they do not respond to the intermittent delay dial, but flipping them to high and back to low will bring them back to normal for a while.

Just had it at the dealer for oil change, I mentioned this, they said it was "Normal" and I think that is complete BS -- will be going to a different dealer next time and ask the question again.

Sure is annoying - and dangerous - as it seems to choose really bad times (pouring rain) to suddenly start running intermittent.

This is really the only complaint I have about the car so far, after ~9 months and 10k miles.
 

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My 2014 has done it a few times. No plans to ever go near a Ford service department unless there is a major recall.
 

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Any updates on this one? My 2014 ST is doing this exact thing - wipers randomly go intermittent when the lever is in the continuous low position, and they do not respond to the intermittent delay dial, but flipping them to high and back to low will bring them back to normal for a while.

Just had it at the dealer for oil change, I mentioned this, they said it was "Normal" and I think that is complete BS -- will be going to a different dealer next time and ask the question again.

Sure is annoying - and dangerous - as it seems to choose really bad times (pouring rain) to suddenly start running intermittent.

This is really the only complaint I have about the car so far, after ~9 months and 10k miles.
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I'd love to know if anyone resolved this. Had the same problem on my 2015 and it got so frustrating (and dangerous). Wiper switch replaced, but didn't fix the issue. Everything I now read seems to show this problem to be part of the "speed dependent" wiper feature. I'm now hunting a way to turn that feature OFF if that's possible.
 

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It's normal, if the wipers are on low or high and starts feel extra resistance due to lack of water on the windshield it'll start slowing down until it needs to speed back up. Test it on a dry day switch them to high and just watch
 

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It's normal, if the wipers are on low or high and starts feel extra resistance due to lack of water on the windshield it'll start slowing down until it needs to speed back up. Test it on a dry day switch them to high and just watch
Should have read this first lol
 

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PM'd! So far no diagnosis on the windshield wipers. The service tech wasn't able to replicate anything. They are keeping it overnight, so maybe something will change. I will keep the group updated.
 

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I forgot mine did this. It works fine on intermittent and on low constant. But when it's raining cats and dogs 80% of the time it'll slow down even more than low. I can switch it to low and it'll speed up, then back to high and it'll be fast again. Then a few seconds later.... Slow again. It hasn't rained that hard in months here that I've had to drive in so I hadn't thought another thing about it.


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Talked to the dealer and they were unable to replicate the issue. So no diagnosis or repair at this point. Probably the module that controls the wipers if I had to guess.
 

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My 2015 is having the same problem. If I could ever get my local service department to answer the phone maybe I could get it checked out... Been trying to schedule an appointment for weeks now.
 

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I forgot mine did this. It works fine on intermittent and on low constant. But when it's raining cats and dogs 80% of the time it'll slow down even more than low. I can switch it to low and it'll speed up, then back to high and it'll be fast again. Then a few seconds later.... Slow again. It hasn't rained that hard in months here that I've had to drive in so I hadn't thought another thing about it.


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My 2015 is having the same problem. If I could ever get my local service department to answer the phone maybe I could get it checked out... Been trying to schedule an appointment for weeks now.
My 2014 does this. It can be really dangerous if it starts raining hard.
Hey VenomousSVT, rtw07, and jrk,

Have you had a chance to speak with your Ford Dealers about this? Our certified techs will be best to diagnose this concern. Send over a PM with your names, VINs, your current mileage, the name of your dealers, and your best daytime phone numbers, and I'll look over some resources on my end to see how I can help. Talk to you soon!

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I don't think my dealership is getting anywhere with this. I feel as if they have not done a proper diagnosis for my issue.
 
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