Q: Q: Windshield wipers have stopped working

asked by on

My windshield wipers have just stopped working all of a sudden

My car has 70000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi, thanks for writing in. If your windshield wipers are no longer working, it is possible that the motor has failed or a fuse has blown. I would first recommend having the fuse checked to make sure that it has not blown. If it has blown, replace it. If the fuse is good, the motor has likely failed. If the motor has failed, I would recommend having it replaced at your earliest opportunity because driving in the rain with no wiper blades can be dangerous.

Here at YourMechanic, we can have a technician come to your home or office to inspect and diagnose this issue for you, and make or suggest the necessary repairs.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Q: Windshield wipers have stopped working

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car is accelerating without pushing gas, full rev when placed in park, should I drive it home from work? 28 miles away, oceanside

Hi there. This issue is typically caused by a malfunction of the cruise control system or throttle control. However it can also be caused by something as simple as the carpet or floor mats pressing down on the accelerator accidentally....

Q: Engine rocks when braking to stop

The metallic clunk is not normal but I can't tell from the video what is hitting what. I do see a sudden movement but the image is too brief and the view is not close in enough, or in the...

Q: Windshield wiper fluid won't spray

The symptoms you describe lead me to believe you have either a washer pump motor that has failed or the connection to the washer pump motor has a break in it. To be 100% certain it may be time to...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...