I haven't had the chance to use mine yet on my CR-V but have used them for years in other vehicles. My guess is either that you are extremely picky about wanting the wipers on even with a slight mist, or your system is not functioning properly and needs a warranty fix.We have been driving our 17 Touring AWD for 5 months now and find the rain sensing intermittent wipers useless. Even on the most sensitive setting, the wiper does not activate often enough. This is one feature that did not need to be automated.
I too find them to work just fine. They even surprise me at times, pleasantly, as they come on with very little water on the windshield. I like them. If yours are not working either you are expecting too much or you have a issue that needs to be resolved. You have a 3 year- 36,000 mile warranty on that car. Don't complain here, take it to the deal and have it checked out if you feel its not right.My experience with the automatic wipers has been positive. I keep the variable sweep setting near the midpoint. Able to sense even a light mist on the windshield and will sweep once to clear.
That's my experience...regardless of how hard or not the rain is falling, the "auto" works as a standard intermittent. Looking forward to trying the fuse fix! Thanks...You may need to reset fuse #18. My wipers were working as just standard intermittent wipers until I visited the postings about the auto high beam not working. Visit that thread and you will see more about how to reset you wipers and headlights system. The fuse box is located under the hood on the right side. Open the cover and inside you will find a fuse puller and a map showing the location of the 10A fuse labled Backup.
There is a Honda Tech Line Summary Article shown in one of the postings that will explain what you need to do.
I found the rain-sensing wasn't as sensitive as I wanted on my 2018 Touring. I applied Rain-X to the windshield and it made a big difference. The rain now beads which makes it much easier to see between swipes, especially at night.I experienced a similar issue today on my 2019 CRV. The automatic wipers just didn't cope well with the British weather. Even at max sensitivity, the wipers weren't coming on as often, particularly at low driving speeds. At motorway speeds, they were doing a reasonable job, although not coping well with the sudden splash of spray from a passing HGV. At traffic lights, the wipers would just sleep and needed waking up by rotating the sensitivity wheel. This wasn't an issue on my previous accord 2006 (Acura saloon for US). Automatic wipers working in harmony with the British weather is very much a necessity here. Will check with the dealership if they have any suggestions.
The heated steering wheel is great though, and I am just getting used to peeping through the head up display.
Also installed dash cams front and back. The Honda elegance floor mats were pricey though at £75 uninstalled, £110 fitted.