Ford Explorer: Wipers and Washers / Autowipers (If Equipped)

Ford Explorer 2020-2021 Owners Manual / Wipers and Washers / Autowipers (If Equipped)

Wet or winter driving conditions with ice, snow or salty road mist can cause inconsistent and unexpected wiping or smearing.

A - High sensitivity.

B - Autowipers On.

C - Low sensitivity.

Use the rotary control to adjust the sensitivity of the autowipers. When you select low sensitivity, the wipers operate when the sensor detects a large amount of water on the windshield. When you select high sensitivity, the wipers operate when the sensor detects a small amount of water on the windshield.

Keep the outside of the windshield clean. The rain sensor is very sensitive and the wipers may operate if dirt, mist or insects hit the windshield.

In these conditions, you can do the following:

  • Lower the sensitivity of the autowipers to reduce the amount of smearing on the windshield.
  • Switch to normal or high-speed wipe.
  • Switch autowipers off.

Note: Fully defrost the windshield before you switch the windshield wipers on.

Note: Make sure that you switch the windshield wipers off before entering a car wash.

Note: If streaks or smears appear on the windshield, clean the windshield and the wiper blades. If that does not resolve the issue, install new wiper blades.

Note: If you switch autolamps and autowipers on, the headlamps turn on when the windshield wipers continuously operate.

Autowipers Settings

Autowipers defaults to on and remains on until you switch it off in the information display. When you switch off autowipers, the wipers operate in intermittent mode.

    Windshield Wipers

    Push the lever up or down to operate the windshield wipers. A - Single wipe. B - Intermittent wipe. C - Normal wipe. D - High-speed wipe. Note: Fully defrost the windshield before you switch ..

    Windshield Washers

    Pull the lever toward you to operate the windshield washers. When you release the lever, the wipers operate for a short time. When activated, a courtesy wipe occurs a short time after the wipe..

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