Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Ford’s New Windshield Wiper De-Icer

Ford’s New Windshield Wiper De-Icer

PEKIN, Ill. – Winter is coming to a close, but we’re already looking forward to next year with Ford’s new windshield wiper de-icer.

People of central Illinois, and anywhere else that deals with harsh winters, can rejoice! You will never have to scrape the ice and snow off your windshield again thanks to Ford’s new windshield de-icer. Ford customers will be able to enjoy the new de-icer in the 2017 Escape; coming standard in the Titanium models and optional in the SE models. This is all part of a Cold Weather Package that Ford is offering to only 2017 Escape customers.

Other features coming in the Escape Cold Weather Package:
  • Heated Seats
  • Floor mats that are all-weather
  • Supplemental powertrain conditioning heater
  • Heated side mirrors

Excited to offer this new feature to Ford customers, Ford Engineer Jennifer Gauthier says, “The windshield wiper de-icer is a great solution to one of the more nagging problems of winter. Escape drivers in the U.S. are going to wonder how they ever got along without it.”

The de-icer is built much like your rear-window defrosters. The bottom of the windshield will have a heating mechanism that will melt the ice and snow. This heating element will also help keep your wipers from freezing and sticking to the windshield. Overall, the snow cleaning process will be made much easier for Ford Escape drivers.

An added bonus is that the new windshield de-icer can be used with SYNC Connect. SYNC Connect and FordPass make your smartphone and vehicle compatible with each other, so as long as you have the FordPass app on your phone, you can switch on the de-icer from your smartphone with just the push of a button. If your daily routine is generally the same, you can even schedule a time for it to start up so you can get on the road as soon as you’re ready! The 2017 Ford will be coming to dealerships this spring. You can also look forward to Ford putting the windshield de-icer in other Ford vehicles down the road. 

It’s time to gear up for spring at Velde Ford. Head on over to our service FAQ page to learn about the routine maintenance your vehicle needs. If you’re overdue for a service, schedule an appointment with our service experts online or call (888) 221-2804.

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