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Rain Sensing Windscreen Wipers / Autowipers

Autowipers uses a rain sensor located in the area around the interior mirror. The rain sensor monitors the amount of moisture on the windshield and automatically turns the wipers on. It will adjust the wiper speed by the amount of moisture that the sensor detects on the windshield.

Using the Autowipers Feature

Switch the autowipers on by moving the wiper lever up to the first position.

Switch the autowipers off by moving the wiper lever down.

Use the rotary control to adjust the sensitivity of the autowipers. 

  • When you select low sensitivity, the wipers will operate when the sensor detects a large amount of water on the windshield. 
  • When you select high sensitivity, the wipers will operate when the sensor detects a small amount of water on the windshield.

The autowipers feature is active and ready when the wiper lever is in the first position and selected in the information display. You can change the autowipers feature to intermittent wipers through the information display.

Note:  If you switch autolamps on in conjunction with autowipers, your low beam headlamps turn on automatically when the rain sensor activates the windshield wipers continuously.

Keep the outside of the windshield clean. 

The rain sensor is very sensitive and the wipers may operate if dirt, mist or insects hit the windshield.

Wet or winter driving conditions with ice, snow or salty road mist can cause inconsistent and unexpected wiping or smearing. In these conditions, you can do the following to help keep your windshield clear:

  • Lower the sensitivity of the autowipers to reduce the amount of smearing.
  • Switch to normal or high-speed wipe by moving the wiper lever up.
  • Switch the autowipers off and switch intermittent mode on through the information display.
  • Switch the autowipers off by moving the wiper lever down.

Note:  Clean the windshield and wiper blades if they begin to leave streaks or smears. If that does not resolve the issue, install new wiper blades.


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