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windshield wiper seems to stop short

Discussion in 'Model S' started by MGMDaware, Aug 15, 2016.

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  1. MGMDaware

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    Just took delivery a few days ago. I had a dirty windshield so I used the washer/wipers. The driver side wiper seems to stop short on the up swing, leaving the edge of "wiped" water/dirt somewhat in my visual field. Just wanted to check if this was a normal Model S experience. Thanks!

    -MG
     
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    Picture would help.
     
  3. MGMDaware

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    Fair enough. The pic shows where the wiper stops on the up swing. There is some serious windshield real estate to my left that doesn't get touched/wiped. IMG_20160815_175822.jpg
     
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    #4 docherf, Aug 15, 2016
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    That looks the same as my MS. It never bothered me, but now it will - thanks .

    The wipers do seem weak /flimsy to me. They chatter. Other cars I drive (BMW, MB , Honda, Infiniti) all seem to have better engineered wipers.
     
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    ]Just took delivery a few days ago. I had a dirty windshield so I used the washer/wipers. The driver side wiper seems to stop short on the up swing, leaving the edge of "wiped" water/dirt somewhat in my visual field. Just wanted to check if this was a normal Model S experience. Thanks!

    My biggest peeve with the car. First S was like this and I pointed it out to Fremont service and they said nothing can be done. I was hoping when I got my next S this would be gone but nope, same exact as the first.
     
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  6. ShockOnT

    ShockOnT Quickish

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    "Stopping short is my move!" - Frank Costanza.
     
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  7. MGMDaware

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    Ok. I appreciate the responses. I'm sure I'll get used to it.
     
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    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    Looks about normal. But I do find that the more liquid on the screen, the farther it wipes. When I put mine on high, they sweep all the way to the edge of the screen. I can see that part of the issue is the flex of the blade. It tends to flex farther than the plane of the wiper arm when on high. So I assume that they designed it to stop at a certain point in order to avoid the blade wiping all the way on to the A-pillar.

    I have gotten used to it...kind of. It is a big blurry spot, which makes seeing cross traffic more difficult, along with the very wide A-pillar.
     
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  9. MGMDaware

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    Intersting. I will test that out. I'm already getting used to it. Thank you though
     

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