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Re: Design Flaw - wipers freeze up when driving in cold, wet conditions

If there is a design issue we should talk about it. We should not have to by aftermarket stuff to fix the problems. Maybe on the $20K truck but not on the $40K one. I am in Wisconsin (single digids deg F) and my WJ is perfect with regular blades. Chrysler engineers should read the forums and work on the problems.
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Re: Design Flaw - wipers freeze up when driving in cold, wet conditions

You guys bought a Jeep, not a bmw, not a benz, not a porsche.... a jeep. Stop trying to claim that since you guys paid 40k for a car that the car should act like a bmw etc. 40k for a car is beans.... most cars on the road today is near or above 40k now and days. Number 2 crying about the wipers freezing up is normal of any car. If you want it fixed, buy winter wipers just like you buy winter tires for the snow. Or do you guys think that your 40k trucks should already come with a set of both snow and winter tires too.
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Re: Design Flaw - wipers freeze up when driving in cold, wet conditions

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You guys bought a Jeep, not a bmw, not a benz, not a porsche.... a jeep. Stop trying to claim that since you guys paid 40k for a car that the car should act like a bmw etc. 40k for a car is beans.... most cars on the road today is near or above 40k now and days. Number 2 crying about the wipers freezing up is normal of any car. If you want it fixed, buy winter wipers just like you buy winter tires for the snow. Or do you guys think that your 40k trucks should already come with a set of both snow and winter tires too.
well put Marcus, this is a jeep, doesnt matter what the cost, its a jeep...
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Re: Design Flaw - wipers freeze up when driving in cold, wet conditions

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You guys bought a Jeep, not a bmw, not a benz, not a porsche.... a jeep. Stop trying to claim that since you guys paid 40k for a car that the car should act like a bmw etc. 40k for a car is beans.... most cars on the road today is near or above 40k now and days. Number 2 crying about the wipers freezing up is normal of any car. If you want it fixed, buy winter wipers just like you buy winter tires for the snow. Or do you guys think that your 40k trucks should already come with a set of both snow and winter tires too.
Well said Marcus, I completely agree 100 percent
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Re: Design Flaw - wipers freeze up when driving in cold, wet conditions

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You guys bought a Jeep, not a bmw, not a benz, not a porsche.... a jeep. Stop trying to claim that since you guys paid 40k for a car that the car should act like a bmw etc. 40k for a car is beans.... most cars on the road today is near or above 40k now and days. Number 2 crying about the wipers freezing up is normal of any car. If you want it fixed, buy winter wipers just like you buy winter tires for the snow. Or do you guys think that your 40k trucks should already come with a set of both snow and winter tires too.
You can not buy BMW for $40K, maybe for $55K.
If we think this way let change the lift gate with winter one, because standart does not work when cold.
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Re: Design Flaw - wipers freeze up when driving in cold, wet conditions

It seems like the front defroster will indeed kick on with remote start, but only if it was on prior to shutting the car down prior usage. Anyone else getting this to happen?

Meanwhile, we've spent the last 4 days in very cold weather with a good 18" of snow. High elevation driving and a ton of road slop from other cars. The truck has been outside day and night. Never once had a wiper problem when they are flipped up off the glass while parked. No tailgate challenges either.

This rig is doing it for me as a winter vehicle. It handles as well as any other we've had in the high alpine snow.
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Re: Design Flaw - wipers freeze up when driving in cold, wet conditions

jpsmith,

Instead of listening to some of these guys foolishly tell you what you should or shouldn't expect out of your WK2, consider a possible way to fix or improve the issue yourself.

Wiper arms are indexed on a splined shaft. That means they can be removed and re-installed at a different angle than they are now. You should consider adjusting your wiper arms so that they are higher and sit against the heated windshield in their "parked" position. The only possible problem adjusting them is that you'll have to ensure that the higher parked position will not allow the driver's side wiper to contact the A-pillar when it gets to it's full travel. In other words, don't adjust it so high that it goes all the way to the end of the glass on the driver's side.

And try not to pay much attention to the guys telling you that you shouldn't be complaining about such a problem. I'd be beyond pissed if my wipers froze up every time I was driving in freezing/wet weather.
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^^^^Good idea bro
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Re: Design Flaw - wipers freeze up when driving in cold, wet conditions

Thanks. I come up with a good idea every once in a while.
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Re: Design Flaw - wipers freeze up when driving in cold, wet conditions

I havent looked at the design.....so its hard for me to fathome how the wipers are freezing
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Re: Design Flaw - wipers freeze up when driving in cold, wet conditions

reindexing the blades isn't a reasonable answer because they will impact the A pillar. Has anyone checked to see if you put the blades on auto whether they index up themselves? On the Touareg, Cayenne and V70R, all with auto wipers, when they are in auto mode they move up off the lower stops to rest on the windshield. It's only after they aren't called for after a few minutes that they go back to their at rest position.

It sounds like all that needs to happen is to have them resting on the windshield as the entire glass will be heated (glass conducts heat). The resting position probably raises them up off the glass a bit to prevent them from taking a set in the downswipe position.
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Re: Design Flaw - wipers freeze up when driving in cold, wet conditions

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On the Touareg, Cayenne and V70R, all with auto wipers, when they are in auto mode they move up off the lower stops to rest on the windshield. It's only after they aren't called for after a few minutes that they go back to their at rest position.
No they don't and thank goodness they don't. That brings back memories of granny cars that use to do that.
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