Wiper woes: Ford recalls 103,076 F-150s in Canada for faulty wiper motor | Rare Techy


Toronto, Ontario — In an unfortunate turn of events, as Canada faces wetter weather ahead of winter, Ford said it has recalled more than 100,000 F-150 trucks in Canada because it could affect driver visibility.

The announcement came Monday as the heritage automaker identified 556,726 trucks built in North America, 103,076 of which are registered in Canada, as possibly affected by a wiper motor defect that could cause the truck’s windshield wipers to not activate.

Ford says recall notices will go out to customers on Jan. 3, after which they can have a new engine installed at a dealership for free.

The OEM claims the defect is due to damage to the wiper motor’s integrated circuit boards, likely caused by “high transient voltage spikes and poor quality wiper motor electrical terminals.”

So far, there have been no reports of driver crashes or injuries associated with a faulty wiper motor.

Ford says the recall affects F-150 trucks built between January 8, 2020 and March 22, 2021.


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