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Front wipers stop working

The front windshield wipers will stop and park periodically or won't turn on at all. It is now winter and they are definitely needed! The dealer had the column switch replaced, still problems. Motor replaced, still problems. What's next? They've looked at it 4 times. It's still on warranty that's why I keep going back to the place of purchase. I am frustrated! This is a safety and liability issue. Please help. Thank you.

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  • halle_taco Oct 29, 2012

    This car is a 2010 Dodge Caliber SXT.

  • halle_taco Oct 29, 2012

    Is there a recall on a malfunctioning intermitent part of the system?? I thought I saw it online but can't find it now.

  • halle_taco Oct 29, 2012

    I have another appointment with the dealership. They will keep the car until problem resolved. Now they think it might be a wiring problem.

  • halle_taco Oct 30, 2012

    Thank you for your answer Dennis. When I called the dealership they confirmed replacing the hand lever switch and wiper motor. They plan on checking the wiring now. I'll tell them about the BCM as you suggested. Thank you very much. I appreciate your input.

  • halle_taco Nov 06, 2012

    Thank you Dennis! The dealership replaced the module. Got the car back today. All seems well so far!! I am so appreciative of your help.

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I know of no recall. This is not acoomon problem. I would think that maybe the Body Control Module is defective it controls the wiper motor.

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Testimonial: "Thank you for your answer Dennis. When I called the dealership they confirmed replacing the hand lever switch and wiper motor. They plan on checking the wiring now. I'll tell them about the BCM as you suggested. Thank you very much. I appreciate your input."

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better diagnostic with scanner in body control mode there its posible to test wiper relay,motor ectr,its better than be replacing parts,

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