hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
142,000 miles

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problem #1

Feb 102010


  • 142,000 miles
1. normal use has lead to the failure. 2. the failure is that the wiper blades leave a 4" - 6" wide streak across the line of vision of the driver. This occurs within a couple of weeks of replacing the blades with new blades from the dealer, which is the only place these particular style blades can be purchased. Once it starts, the failure occurs at every use until replaced by new blades. I purchased a new pair of blades two weeks ago and the driver's side has failed already. 3. I have replaced the blades with new blades which only solves the problem for a very short, week or two, period of time. I have asked the dealer if there were alternate design wiper arms that could be purchased and retrofitted and was told no. The stock arms are designed to be used with "aero" style blades and seem to be the root cause of the problem.

- Goodrich, MI, USA