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We have had 4 incidents with the windshield wipers coming on when it is not raining and then not being able to turn them off with the control. The last time I was washing the car while it was off and the wipers came on. I started and stopped the car a few times and the wipers continued to run. They finally stopped when I got home and turned off the car. Anyone else having this issue? The last time with the wipers coming on while the car was off has me concerned about running down the battery if it decides to do this when we are not around.
 

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We have had 4 incidents with the windshield wipers coming on when it is not raining and then not being able to turn them off with the control. The last time I was washing the car while it was off and the wipers came on. I started and stopped the car a few times and the wipers continued to run. They finally stopped when I got home and turned off the car. Anyone else having this issue? The last time with the wipers coming on while the car was off has me concerned about running down the battery if it decides to do this when we are not around.

if the wipers are coming on with the car OFF.... thasts a problem.
if the rain sensing wipers are coming on when they are WET... you need to read your manual
 

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As I indicated in my post it was not raining and there was no moisture of any kind involved when they came on by themselves.(other than the car wash when the vehicle was off) Also turning the control to off did not stop the wipers which should override any automatic functions.
 

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We have had 4 incidents with the windshield wipers coming on when it is not raining and then not being able to turn them off with the control. The last time I was washing the car while it was off and the wipers came on. I started and stopped the car a few times and the wipers continued to run. They finally stopped when I got home and turned off the car. Anyone else having this issue? The last time with the wipers coming on while the car was off has me concerned about running down the battery if it decides to do this when we are not around.
From your reported symptoms... it sounds like there could a defect in the rain-sensing/automatic-wiper system in your vehicle. Perhaps a short somewhere. If true.. it should be repeatable by spraying water on your windshield where the rain sensor is located (up near where the front facing camera is) .. and hence you should be able to demonstrate it to a dealer to track down and fix.

If you are unable to repeat it on experimentation... that might mean a dealer cannot replicate it either, and therefore could not fix what they cannot confirm (intermittents really suck). At which point your next logical step is to take a video of it misbehaving..and that video should include showing that your vehicle is off, and that the automatic wiper setting on your wiper switch is off as well.

Personally, after once going through the car wash and seeing my wipers activate and fight the washer brushes until I could turn the switch off... I never leave the car wipers on auto anymore. I turn auto wiping on when it is actually raining and off when there is no rain.
 

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On my '18 Touring the wipers came on the other day while sitting at the gas pump and I was cleaning the windshield with the squeegee.

Lol. Don't leave them on AUTO..

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On my '18 Touring the wipers came on the other day while sitting at the gas pump and I was cleaning the windshield with the squeegee.

Lol. Don't leave them on AUTO..

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I would think though that if the vehicle is parked and off.. the automatic wiper and light features should not trigger. I'm tempted now to go out and take the hose and spray water all over my windshield with the car parked and off and the wipers set to auto. :p

Don't leave the wipers on auto when not driving and not in the rain however.... IS good advice.
 

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I was driving in the rain last night and the wipers came on in the Auto mode. When I pulled into the garage the wipers continued to operate even though the windshield was clear. I could not make them stop even when I put the lever in the off position. It sure seems like the auto mode overrides the off mode if the wipers first start in the auto mode. I need to test with the wipers starting in the off mode and spraying down the windshield to see if they come on with both the car running and the car turned off and then starting in the auto mode and spraying down the windshield to see if I can put the lever in the off mode to make them stop. I did take it to the dealer and they said that they could not find anything. They tried to blame it on having a non OEM windshield installed. I don't buy this as first the wipers should turn off when you put them in the off mode plus all of the other assisted driving options work fine with the non oem windshield. I did take a video of the wipers continuing to run after I put the lever in the off position for the next time I take it to the dealer.
 

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On my '18 Touring the wipers came on the other day while sitting at the gas pump and I was cleaning the windshield with the squeegee.

Lol. Don't leave them on AUTO..

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You can adjust the sensitivity of the auto wipers using the + and - intermit ring.

Either wat should always be off before cleaning or car wash
 
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