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Unstoppable high speed wipers

Alby

Member
May 13, 2018
44
60
Ottawa
Little bit of ice in the wiper area made the wipers stick for a bit. Hit the spray button to see if that would help. They exploded out of the wiper hidey hole at max speed.

Strange thing was that nothing I did to the wiper settings could stop them. Max speed, couldn't spray or turn them off. Had to put the car in park at a light and pretend to get out, and that did it. Fine after that.

Worth a bug report I bet? Not very safe!
 
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McCaesar

Member
Apr 27, 2018
143
131
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Someone posted in one of the dozens of winter threads that it's a good idea to turn off auto wipers in the winter too. if the wipers are frozen to their hidey holes and try and turn on, the wiper motor might be ruined.
 

Emorson

New Member
Nov 23, 2018
4
0
Toronto
How do you shut off the wipers. Today in the snow and ice it made the windshield worse going on in auto. I don’t know how to completely stop them. There is the 3 alternate speed settings but no off.
We need an off setting ... have I missed it?
 

Tz00

3 LR AWD
Jan 5, 2019
277
527
NB, Canada
How do you shut off the wipers

The blue button above the speed/auto selector.

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Leonard Peter

New Member
Dec 29, 2019
2
0
Canada
I had a similar problem with my X
In a heavy snow they only operated at high speed. I was able to turn them off and manually single wiped the windshield.
I called service and they changed the sensor. I think it’s better but haven’t had a heavy snow yet.
 

M_D129

Member
Nov 22, 2019
168
162
Minnesota
Little bit of ice in the wiper area made the wipers stick for a bit. Hit the spray button to see if that would help. They exploded out of the wiper hidey hole at max speed.

Strange thing was that nothing I did to the wiper settings could stop them. Max speed, couldn't spray or turn them off. Had to put the car in park at a light and pretend to get out, and that did it. Fine after that.

Worth a bug report I bet? Not very safe!
I would report it regardless in the future, and they can choose what to do with it.

Also, besides not having auto on, in the winter, when parked, and you know freezing precipitation will be present, use “Wiper Service Mode”, under Service. This will keep them out of their tucked position, and allow you to defrost them, along with the windshield, through the app.
 
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Ryephile

Member
Nov 15, 2019
72
72
Detroit
I've stopped using the Auto wipers. Tesla should have just used a known-good traditional IR sensor.

OP, I'm wondering if the spray smeared the cameras and they took over with spaz-wiping?
 

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