Wipers Won't Park Due to Windshield Wiper Motor Failure on Honda Civic

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.

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Average mileage: 92,636 (22,000–280,000)
18 model years affected: 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, more1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
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2006 Honda Civic58,000
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.
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2007 Honda Civic100,400
Wipers will not shut off properly and in the correct position. Intermittent mode does not work.
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2007 Honda Civic42,000
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.
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2006 Honda Civic79,000
Wipers won't turn off and when they do stop, they stop anywhere on the winshield randomly!
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can't turn wipers off, they randomly stop on their own in the middle of the windshield
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Wipers do not shut off, do not park at bottom, run at full or high speed only.
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2007 Honda Civic75,000
Erratic wipers, won't go back to starting position.
2007 Honda Civic136,000
Wiper intermitent mode wipes a random number of times and doesn't stop at the bottom as normal.
1995 Honda Civic80,000
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.
2007 Honda Civic56,000
Intermittent does its own thing, shuts off when it wants, stops where it wants. Cost me $200 to replace motor today.
2006 Honda Civic60,100
wipers start as soon as you start car and won,t shut off
2007 Honda Civic72,000
When using wipers, they continue operating for several minutes after turning off, then park in the middle of the windshield. Zimbrick honda said the wiper casing is cracked??? and the moter will need to be replaced. Labor alone will be over $100.00. This is NUTS!
2007 Honda Civic55,000
similar problem with wipers stopping where ever it likes,problem corrected itself for awhile, then began again. Not fixed yet
2007 Honda Civic77,714
Wipers will not shut off when in off position immediately, but when they do stop they stop anywhere on the windshield. Then they may start up again on own even while in the off position. Intermittent mode does not work. This happened recently in cold/rainy weather.
2003 Honda Civic145,000
The windshield wipers won't park when turned off or they just wont turn off until I turn the car off.
The solution is to change out the Windshield Wipe Motor Cover Plate - for a 2006 Honda Civic EX this part number is 76505-SNA-305
Intermintent mode causes the wipers to continue and park at incorrect locations. Switching to others the wipers work as normal but again when turning off will keep moving and eventually stop mid-windshield
wipers stop at own will, intermittent doesn't work the way it should. should this be a recall? my 1981 nissens wipers still work and it has 175000 miles.
2006 Honda Civic48,000
intermittent wiper mode either runs continually or won't run at all. also sporadically stop mid window
2006 Honda Civic110,000
Wiper controls don't do what they should. Intermittent settings work for a while, then become erratic. Wipers won't turn off for a while no matter what the setting, then stop randomly on the windshield. Sometimes no problem, but once it starts it continues till the car is shut off and left off for a long time. Normal and high wiping works as it should, but Misting, Off, and Intermittent act crazy at times.
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