Re: Design Flaw - wipers freeze up when driving in cold, wet conditions
The wipers may not be a design flaw, but certainly are a design error. Parking the wipers on the cold part of the windshield allows the snow from the heated part of the glass to run down to the cold part of the glass as water then freeze to ice, freezing the wipers to the glass. The wipers can not be positioned on the heated part of the glass because the arc angle is then too big and would hit the A pillar. Winter wipers may help, I am going to try that first and then maybe heated wiper arms.
The damn thing is dangerous in snowy conditions. It takes about 5 minutes to go from clear and working fine to wipers frozen to the glass.
I am a bit disappointed that Jeep didn't catch the wiper situation during cold weather testing. It only took me 1 trip to Breckenridge Co in a snow storm to see the wiper design isn't up to standard, and is downright dangerous!