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Old 02-07-2012, 08:35 AM
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The most irritating quirk

I've always been a stickler for a clean windshield. One that has no marks, especially in my field of vision. The rain has finally started falling and I've suddenly found the single, most irritating design flaw that the Jeep makers have ever made. They made the wipers wipe in such a way that it leaves a line right in front of my field of vision when driving. Whoever was the designer of that part of the vehicle should be fired immediately. Didn't any of the test vehicle drivers report this?

The line you see in the picture isn't a crack in the windshield, but that stupid line the right hand wiper leaves behind and the left one can't remove.



So now, along with the design quirk that the roof rails don't have a place to add tie downs and forces us to buy cross rails, the wipers stop at the most irritating place. ARGH!
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Re: The most irritating quirk

A clay bar, 0000 steel wool + glass cleaner or glass scrub should take that right off. Also, it helps to occasionally clean your wipers with the 303 wiper restorer or some type of silicon.

It may also help to invest in a better set of wipers. Silblades come to mind...
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Re: The most irritating quirk

Thanks for the suggestions. I just find it really irritating that the stopping point of the wipers is right there. I can understand if the stopping line was in the middle of the windshield, maybe under the rear view mirror, but for it to stop in my driving field of view?!!! Makes me wish that Jeep just made a single wiper like the MB 190E had.
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Re: The most irritating quirk

I agree that better blades and some rainx washer fluid helps. When I detail my cars, I usually run a polishing wheel over the front. You'd be shocked at the amount of crap on there.
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Re: The most irritating quirk

I don't have that issue. Mine work perfect with nothing done. You might have got bad blades right from the get go.
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Yeah, sounds like you had some kind of contaminant on the windshield and needs a good cleaning and replacement blades; mine wipes pretty clean, no line.
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Re: The most irritating quirk

Mine does the same thing, thought it was a crack when I first noticed it! I just wiped it off with a microfiber cloth.
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Re: The most irritating quirk

nathantw, totally agree! I have heard Jeep monitors these forums and I can't believe the designers/testers missed this!!!! Hopefully someone from Jeep will see this and do something about it for us (not likely but I can wish). I found several of these what I consider poor designs in an otherwise great Jeep. I volunteer to become a tester for Jeep so we can get rid of these distractions.....
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Re: The most irritating quirk

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I agree that better blades and some rainx washer fluid helps. When I detail my cars, I usually run a polishing wheel over the front. You'd be shocked at the amount of crap on there.
The manual said not to use Rain-X or any product like that because it'll interfere with the auto-sensing wipers not working properly. Also, I don't like using the product.

I'll probably end up just cleaning my wiper blade and hope that deals with the problem. I'm much more calm now than when I originally wrote the message.
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Re: The most irritating quirk

I have the same problem - sometimes it is particularly visible and I feel like I'm spraying a litre of washer fluid to get rid of the line.

It does seem like the right blade stops in an odd spot, but I'll try some of the suggestions above and hope that fixes the problem.

Now if I could just get rid of the annoying squeak at the top of the driver's side door frame...!
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The manual said not to use Rain-X or any product like that because it'll interfere with the auto-sensing wipers not working properly. Also, I don't like using the product.

I'll probably end up just cleaning my wiper blade and hope that deals with the problem. I'm much more calm now than when I originally wrote the message.
I saw that about RainX, but it doesn't seem to affect the sensors. I also switched to Silblades and don't have a mark at all.
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Re: The most irritating quirk

Hmm, Jun2011 build, no such line for me.
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