I have a 2015 Explorer with about 113000 miles.
My wife messaged me this morning that when she ran to an appointment the automatic lights came on even though it was bright out and the wipers were going even though the switch was off.
When she came home, everything worked normally.
I’m just speculating, but wondering if this could be a sign of a dying battery. The battery is almost 3 years old. The original battery lasted about 3.5 years.
This morning when I was leaving for work, the Explorer was behind my car so I moved it quickly. It was on less than a minute. I wonder if in that time I drained it just enough without giving it time to recharge, causing the quirks.
When she went to the appointment, it was about 15 miles away, allowing it time to charge.
Would you start with the battery or look into something else?