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Wipers Won't Park Due to Windshield Wiper Motor Failure on Honda CR-V

Problem Description and Possible Solution

On certain models a faulty windshield wiper motor can cause the wipers not to turn off or not park properly. The wiper motor needs to be replaced to address this issue.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 91,802 (31,000–191,000)
13 model years affected: 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
97 people reported this problem
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My windshield wipers do their own thing. When I turn them off they keep going, when I put them on delay or intermittent they work for a bit but then go on regular speed?? What is going on??? My car is only 5 yrs old???
Wipers will not return to the correct position when turned off
Wipers malfunction (start and stop at will) sometimes parking off at middle of windshield
Front wipers will not park and intermitant feature does not work.
The day after having my car inspected (required yearly by state), the rear windshield wiper stopped mid-swipe leaving my wiper stuck in a vertical position. This was a week ago, but due to starting a new job, I haven't been able to get the problem diagnosed or fixed.
same thing, wipers won't turn off when the switch is turned off.
Wipers are eratic and don't park properly new wiper motor suggested
Wipers Won't Park/shut off when turned off.
Wipers stop working when you need them the most. Unable to duplicate problem in a controlled environment. Huge safety hazard driving at night in
wipers stop intermittently at differring inconvenient spots; start on their own accord; have one speed setting only
Wipers are on off position and are running on high. Intermittent does not work just stays on.
The wipers won't park at the down position.
Wipers would not stop after being turned off. The wiper motor was replaced.
I turn them off and they keep going. Finally they stop unexpected in some strange position
Wipers speed control doesn't work. Wipers don't stop when turned off, and when they stop they don't end in the correct position. Sometimes turn on when the car is started.
Wipers will not park, will not work on intermittent.
Rear windshield wiper turned on 6/3/2016 to clear morning fog condensation. Water squirted but blades did not move. Examined more carefully and found that when wiper off ,it drops to park on the body of the tailgate. When on, it gets stuck on the bottom lip of the window, needs to be lifted manually to be in place to function. Car has 55000 miles on it.
Wipers won't park, get stuck half way during motion. Does this even on full speed
Rear window wiper won't park in the right place or stop then park
Wiper stopped in mid cycle. Won't return to normal position.