On certain models the windshield wipers will not park in the proper place or won't shut off. The wiper motor must be replaced to repair this issue.
Car Problem Reports
Honda Civic Wipers Won't Park Due to Windshield Wiper Motor Failure
Honda Civic Problem
Average Mileage: 82,847 mi (26,000 mi - 185,000 mi)
Visitor, 2006 Honda Civic, 58,000 mi
Wipers won't always turn off when the wiper switch is in the "Off" position. When they finally do turn off, they park themselves in random positions (not at the bottom). The intermitten control does not control the wiper speed, but the "Lo" and "High" settings do work properly.
Visitor, 2007 Honda Civic, 100,400 mi
Wipers will not shut off properly and in the correct position. Intermittent mode does not work.
can't turn wipers off, they randomly stop on their own in the middle of the windshield
Visitor, 2007 Honda Civic, 75,000 mi
Erratic wipers, won't go back to starting position.
Visitor, 2007 Honda Civic, 42,000 mi
The wipers behave erratically, sometimes stop in the middle of the windshield for several seconds or even minutes. They don't stop when they are turned off for minutes, or they dont return to the bottom of the windshield.
Visitor, 2006 Honda Civic, 79,000 mi
Wipers won't turn off and when they do stop, they stop anywhere on the winshield randomly!
Wipers do not shut off, do not park at bottom, run at full or high speed only.
Visitor, 2007 Honda Civic, 136,000 mi
Wiper intermitent mode wipes a random number of times and doesn't stop at the bottom as normal.
Visitor, 1995 Honda Civic, 80,000 mi
I have a 95 Civic EX 2 door coupe. My intermittent wipers will not work. I believe they stopped working about a year ago (2010).
I checked fuse. I opened the switch and cleaned the contacts and changed out switch. I tested contacts in switch per Honda service manual I found online. I think switch is ok. I am going to look at the 201 and 401 ground next to see if that is it (as service manual says). I might also try messing with the motor and maybe change out to a good one to see if that fixes it. The service also says to test the integrated control unit (ICU) which has an intermittent wiper relay system inside. The ICU plugs in at the fuse panel. I will report back if I figure it out.
Visitor, 2007 Honda Civic, 56,000 mi
Intermittent does its own thing, shuts off when it wants, stops where it wants. Cost me $200 to replace motor today.