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Damn wiper arms scrape against hood removing paint in the process while trying to lift them up to clean windshield.

Anyone else have an unsettled feeling thinking our cars were rushed into production, or are VW engineers just clueless???
 

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Damn wiper arms scrape against hood removing paint in the process while trying to lift them up to clean windshield.

Anyone else have an unsettled feeling thinking our cars were rushed into production, or are VW engineers just clueless???
That's a typical VW thing, it's not specific to this model. You have to put them in Service Mode to fully raise the arm.

Press the start button twice within a second (foot off the brake, so the car doesn't start)
Tap down on the wiper stalk.

Wipers will swing up to Service Position, do the same to get out of Service Mode.

FWIW, I never raise my wipers off the windshield to sweep the snow. If they're frozen, you run a risk of tearing the blade. I've just relied on the heated park position to melt off the snow and a taller bristle brush to go over the wipers
 

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While it’s annoying to have a service mode, VW isn’t the only car company to have this. It helps aerodynamics when wipers are off.

But I question owners so careless to scratch up their car lifting the blades without noticing what was happening. I mean, if you are careful you can gently lift them to clean under them and not scratch your car. I’ve done it many times on many VW models.
 

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Yeah it's one of those things you get used to after owning a few VWs. I think it was the same even back to my 2003 diesel Golf (now that thing was slow!).
I think I mentioned before walking back to my last Tiguan in a parking lot and some girl was yanking on my wipers trying to stick a flyer under there. I ran over and even set off the panic alarm for good measure! I should probably be slightly ashamed of some of the words I used, but don't mess with my car!
 

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While it’s annoying to have a service mode, VW isn’t the only car company to have this. It helps aerodynamics when wipers are off.

But I question owners so careless to scratch up their car lifting the blades without noticing what was happening. I mean, if you are careful you can gently lift them to clean under them and not scratch your car. I’ve done it many times on many VW models.
I didn't actually harm the paint, but surely could have, but yeah I'm not a wreckless lunatic, lol.
 

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Damn wiper arms scrape against hood removing paint in the process while trying to lift them up to clean windshield.

Anyone else have an unsettled feeling thinking our cars were rushed into production, or are VW engineers just clueless???
Yes yes yes!!! My Taos has already spent over 3 weeks in service, the dealer had to pay for my rental..I wish I could return the car
 

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Yes yes yes!!! My Taos has already spent over 3 weeks in service, the dealer had to pay for my rental..I wish I could return the car
Yes yes yes!!! My Taos has already spent over 3 weeks in service, the dealer had to pay for my rental..I wish I could return the car
If you know there is ice or snow coming the next day all I do after pressing the start/stop
button to shut off the car then press the wiper stalk down and the wipers go into service mode.
You must press the wiper stalk down before opening any doors in the car or it will not work.
 

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That's a typical VW thing, it's not specific to this model. You have to put them in Service Mode to fully raise the arm.

Press the start button twice within a second (foot off the brake, so the car doesn't start)
Tap down on the wiper stalk.

Wipers will swing up to Service Position, do the same to get out of Service Mode.

FWIW, I never raise my wipers off the windshield to sweep the snow. If they're frozen, you run a risk of tearing the blade. I've just relied on the heated park position to melt off the snow and a taller bristle brush to go over the wipers
Thanks for the Service Mode tip from all you seasoned VW owners. I still had a bit of trouble clearing snow tonight. Any other tips? Perhaps move to a warmer climate? 😎
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Thanks for the Service Mode tip from all you seasoned VW owners. I still had a bit of trouble clearing snow tonight. Any other tips? Perhaps move to a warmer climate? 😎 View attachment 474
Haha! Maybe park in the garage if you have one? :)

I moved from SE Texas to the Boise ID area, and as much as I hate the cold winters (thankfully without a ton of snow usually), I do not miss 95% humidity, hurricanes, rainfall rates of 4" per hour, tornadoes, and golf ball sized hail. Although we did have a small earthquake a couple of years ago! So count your blessings!
 

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Haha! Maybe park in the garage if you have one? :)

I moved from SE Texas to the Boise ID area, and as much as I hate the cold winters (thankfully without a ton of snow usually), I do not miss 95% humidity, hurricanes, rainfall rates of 4" per hour, tornadoes, and golf ball sized hail. Although we did have a small earthquake a couple of years ago! So count your blessings!
I’ll stop complaining about the snow! Actually, it makes for fun driving when you have the road to yourself. Love the AWD!
 
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