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windshield wipers auto mode needs refining/auto high beams

Discussion in 'Open Letters to Kia Motors' started by Roxanne, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. Roxanne

    Roxanne Canada New Member

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    I find the Auto mode on the windshield wipers sketchy and they don't work when you want them to and work when you don't want them too. I think it needs to be a bit more sensitive to the elements outside and speed up and slow down more appropriately for the precipitation hitting the window. The intermittent switch seems sketchy too. Shouldn't be this difficult to get the wipers to work properly. And I also thought the wipers were heated. When I start my car and warm it up i have the front defrost setting on but my wipers do not melt the ice off of them. Am I doing something wrong. AND, why is it that I cant pull out my wipers from the windshield in order to clean my windshield. The wipers seem to get hung up on part of the hood of the car and it prevents me from pulling the wipers out causing the metal on the wiper arms to scratch the paint on the hood of the car. That is another glitch that needs fixing. The auto high beam thingy is nice but if you don't want it on you have to flash your oncoming traffic in order to turn it off...thats not Cool..
     
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    ShannonC Australia 1000 Posts Club!

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  3. Callum

    Callum United States Stinger Enthusiast

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    I think I'm with you on this. My old cars worked great. Speed up, wipers speed up. Stop, wipers slow.

    I found this past week that no matter what, wipers would slow down when I speed up and turn into dueling maniacs when I was stopped. It's wild how useless the auto mode is. I could not get them to go the speed I wanted to.
     
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  4. Coast GT

    Coast GT Australia Stinger Enthusiast

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    When you turn the car off push and hold the wiper control in the up position and they will move into the service position so you can pull them off the window. Has to be done within a certain timeframe after turning the car off or won’t work. Full credit to @Stinger GT SS for that little pearl of wisdom. I’d been doing it the way shown in the video with limited success.
     
  5. WWNJ Stinger

    WWNJ Stinger United States Member

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    My 2016 Optima was the same way, the difference being the wipers on the Optima were hidden from view as they were covered by the hood, a much cleaner look. Took me a bit of due diligence to figure out how do you change the blades.
     
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    WWNJ Stinger United States Member

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    I used mine today in auto mode and they worked flawlessly, I was impressed with how they would simply come on, change speed and shut off when not needed.
     
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  7. Bellatrix1

    Bellatrix1 United States New Member

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    I have to agree about the auto wipers totally freaking out and not letting one select the intermittent they want... The Stinger was supposedly designed by BMW M division dude, and the BMW Auto wipers work killer.... KIA fix the auto wiper and intermittent delay so the driver can adjust.
     
  8. westcoastGT

    westcoastGT 5000 Posts Club!

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    .................dont think ///M does any wipers ................Bierman worked on the suspension , and all my BMW auto wipers were "iffy" at best
     
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  9. MrSmoofy

    MrSmoofy United States Stinger Enthusiast Sustaining Member +

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    The Auto wipers are adjustable out it on auto and adjust the inter
     
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  10. 7Andrei7

    7Andrei7 Romania Member

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    Have to agree with the wiper complaints. They are very slow to response and adjust. Coming from a VW, I’m pretty disappointed with the KIA auto wipers.
    On the other hand, the light sensors seem to do their job fairly well.
     
  11. RUFFSTUFF

    RUFFSTUFF United States Active Member

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    I have no issues with the wipers. They work fine, they speed up and slow down accordingly, and I don't have an intermittent switch, mine adjusts the rain sensor sensitivity. Hmmm...
     
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  12. Legendsk

    Legendsk United States Active Member

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    I don't use the intermittent position, mine work perfectly in Auto. Self adjusts to speed, rain intensity, etc.
     
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