5.3

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
34,550 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. replaced multi function switch (1 reports)
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problem #3

Jun 282016

(reported on)

F-150 LX 3.2L Li V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,157 miles

I like my Pick up. It's a great ride. BUT: an intermittent problem has developed in the turn signal/wiper system.

Sometimes the windshield wiper comes on just for fun, without operator assistance. Other times the windshield wiper comes on when the operator uses the turn indicator to signal a right turn. As indicated elsewhere, this is definitely annoying and fails to meet the expectations of the Ford Motor Company engineers, whom I hold in low esteem regarding this failure.

- Jimmy H., Overton, TX, US

problem #2

Sep 082016

F-150 V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,885 miles

wipers would not cut off on intermittent in off position

I got into my truck to make a scheduled 3 hour trip on a bright sunny day and the wipers would not turn off, just kept going on dry windshield, at first I thought this is crazy why cant I turn off my wipers, it made me think I was crazy for a split second and couldn't remember how to turn off my wipers. Then a second later I knew it wasnt meand that they just would not stop. I called the dealership and when I reached the service department I told the lady that answered what was happening and she said - ` Oh you have the phantom wipers' I replied oh so this is a thing thats happening quite a lot? And she said its enough we have a name for it, just bring it in and we will fix it I am checking for the part now. So I brought it up there and they changed the multi function switch and all is fine now. Just a quick added note my son-in-laws parents have the same truck as I do, on the way to thedealership I called them and they also have this problem randomly.

- kimber1099, Carriere, MS, US

problem #1

Oct 252013

F-150 XLT 5.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,500 miles

Just driving along in light rain mist, windshield wipers on delay setting. Ran over a cross crack in the road, felt small jolt then windshield wipers went into continuous operation in high mode. Column control had no effect, except windshield washer control still worked. After the rain stopped wiper motor overheated because of dry windshield and would intermittently shut off then restart on high. Pulled fuse to stop wipers. They would not "park" so had to time fuse pulling to stop wipers at bottom of windshield.

Failure points to a problem in wiper motor park circuit but dealer says it's a "module" in the steering column that has failed. Truck is at dealer, will be there most of a week waiting on parts and the repair.

- 83ss, Fairbanks, AK, US