You don't know how or why it happened, but the wipers have stopped working. And this is a much more serious problem than what these forgotten car elements are used to, such as the always postponed task of changing the wiper blades. The reasons for this failure can be various, so the most important thing is to identify where the fault is and remedy it as soon as possible.
The windshield wipers do not usually break down, although that does not rule out that, on some occasion, a specific failure may occur. This element of the vehicle is essential for visibility and, therefore, for safe driving. Especially on rainy days, in which not having this mechanism could pose a serious danger. These are the most common reasons why windshield wipers fail. If you have any doubts when it comes to repairing the problem, it is always best to go to a workshop.
Possibly the most frequent reason why the windshield wipers stop working is due to a problem with the electric motor. This element is the one that receives the order, which begins when the windshield wiper lever is activated or when the rain sensor is perceived on the windshield, which will start the displacement movement of this mechanism. When it suffers from overheating or some kind of complication or failure, the electric motor stops working.
It is possible that it happens on very rainy days, in which the windshield wipers remain in operation for a long period of time. So it ends up overheating and blowing the fuse. So the solution will be as simple as changing the fuse that has broken.
Another reason could be that it is the electric motor itself that is not working, a more complicated situation to solve. On the one hand, finding this type of bug may not be so easy, partly because access to this element may not be easy. The most advisable thing in the event that it is suspected that this may be the fault is to go to a workshop.
But what if the problem comes from the joystick? This works like a switch of sorts, and if it doesn't work, it may be due to a disconnection in the wires. In order to reverse the situation, first of all, you would have to disconnect the connector that is responsible for sending the current. However, this task can be somewhat complex, especially if you do not have a minimum knowledge of mechanics. So, again, the safest option will be to go to a professional team, who can identify what exactly the problem is and find the most appropriate solution.