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Yesterday it was drizzling and I had the front wipers on the intermittent setting. There's no adjustment for the frequency on this setting in the LX. The rear wipers were OFF completely.

While parallel parking, I noticed when in reverse, the rear wiper will also sweep across the glass intermittently.

Can I disable this easily? It's not a big deal, but I don't like wipers activating automatically. I like to control everything the car does.
 

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As already noted.. if your front wipers are on, and you put the CRV into reverse, the rear wipers engage.

Reason: logic and safety
......if there is rain/shower/drizzle hitting your front window.. the same weather exists on your rear window as well, and being in reverse it is highly likely you need to actually see out the rear window.... as well as mirrors and backup camera. ;) Honda considers that for maximum safety... both camera, side mirrors, and rear view mirror need to be used as an integrated set by the driver.

Don't want the rear wiper to react, as noted above.... turn off our wipers before putting the vehicle in reverse.

Believe it or not, this part of the Honda safety package on their modern vehicles, and I personally am glad that it does so.
 

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Great, so for people who maintain their wiper inserts, it's there to save those who can't save themselves. For people who are even less capable of taking care of themselves or their cars, it will scratch the glass when someone's wiper insert is so worn that it has practically disintegrated.

When I first noticed it, I genuinely believed there was something wrong with the wiper module and/or motor. Only when I allowed it to continue and I noticed a pattern did I realize it was an intended design.

A light drizzle might necessitate moderate usage of front wipers without any need to activate the rear. In fact, some people might never use the rear wiper and never bump into anything as a result. I'm not one of these people, but I find the rear wiper is not all that relevant to safe operation of the vehicle. It's more a novelty to me than anything else.

I find all these new safety features to be much more invasive, inconvenient, and completely unnecessary than useful. I'm so glad I didn't get the SensingSuite or whatever they call it on my 2019 LX.

End result is I'm going to use my front wipers LESS frequently than I otherwise would. Perfect example of unintended consequences and the addition of a so-called "safety" feature backfiring and actually resulting in a more dangerous driving condition that was created by designers who want to drive my vehicle for me even though they'll never meet me or come anywhere near my specific vehicle. Great! :rolleyes:(n) Also see: self-fulfilling prophecy.

All this collective societal movement towards catering to the lowest common denominator is going to lead to the doom of humanity. Nature and evolution never intended for even the worst seeds to survive and reproduce. Someone who doesn't know how to activate a simple windshield wiper switch should not be making babies!

"We have problems caused by technology and we try to solve them with more technology." - George Carlin
 

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A light drizzle might necessitate moderate usage of front wipers without any need to activate the rear. In fact, some people might never use the rear wiper and never bump into anything as a result. I'm not one of these people, but I find the rear wiper is not all that relevant to safe operation of the vehicle. It's more a novelty to me than anything else.
I guess if you really didn't want to ever use the rear wiper, just pull the fuse or install a fuse bypass switch.
https://www.etrailer.com/Tow-Bar-Wiring/Blue-Ox/BX88272.html
 

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I find all these new safety features to be much more invasive, inconvenient, and completely unnecessary than useful. ...
The rear wiper operating with the front, while reversing, is nothing new. Our 2010 had the same feature. I believe it's less of a safety feature and more of a convenience.
 

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^^^^this^^^....it's just a convenience feature Honda built in...I'm of the don't care for it crowd but can live with it. also sure in the hell will be alert/informed enough to know when my wiper insert is useless and needs replaced so not to worried about it scratching the glass.
 

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Great, so for people who maintain their wiper inserts, it's there to save those who can't save themselves. For people who are even less capable of taking care of themselves or their cars, it will scratch the glass when someone's wiper insert is so worn that it has practically disintegrated.

When I first noticed it, I genuinely believed there was something wrong with the wiper module and/or motor. Only when I allowed it to continue and I noticed a pattern did I realize it was an intended design.

A light drizzle might necessitate moderate usage of front wipers without any need to activate the rear. In fact, some people might never use the rear wiper and never bump into anything as a result. I'm not one of these people, but I find the rear wiper is not all that relevant to safe operation of the vehicle. It's more a novelty to me than anything else.

I find all these new safety features to be much more invasive, inconvenient, and completely unnecessary than useful. I'm so glad I didn't get the SensingSuite or whatever they call it on my 2019 LX.

End result is I'm going to use my front wipers LESS frequently than I otherwise would. Perfect example of unintended consequences and the addition of a so-called "safety" feature backfiring and actually resulting in a more dangerous driving condition that was created by designers who want to drive my vehicle for me even though they'll never meet me or come anywhere near my specific vehicle. Great! :rolleyes:(n) Also see: self-fulfilling prophecy.

All this collective societal movement towards catering to the lowest common denominator is going to lead to the doom of humanity. Nature and evolution never intended for even the worst seeds to survive and reproduce. Someone who doesn't know how to activate a simple windshield wiper switch should not be making babies!

"We have problems caused by technology and we try to solve them with more technology." - George Carlin
Nice, full blown rant! Don’t know how I missed it. Bad day at the office ? Rear wiper automatically activating shouldn’t set you off.

Obviously you like the car to do things automatically, for you, right? Don’t you enjoy that the car automatically turns on lights when you open the doors? Sparks the plugs at the right time for you, or would you rather manually press a button thousands of times a second to give you manual control?
self canceling directionals...crazy.. who needs it other than lowlifes?

Point is, you already enjoy automotive automation. Problem is, who decides what is useful, you? I guess best compromise for something like this would be for Honda a to make it a setting you could set your preference to on the touchscreen.
 

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I guess if you really didn't want to ever use the rear wiper, just pull the fuse or install a fuse bypass switch.
https://www.etrailer.com/Tow-Bar-Wiring/Blue-Ox/BX88272.html
Or simply remove the wiper arm completely. It is only a single bolt, remove it, replace the plastic cover where the wiper arm bolt connects, and be done with it.

OR.. I guess an owner could just continue to rant and complain about the feature.... but that is pretty much playing the role of victim in my view. :p
 

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Yesterday it was drizzling and I had the front wipers on the intermittent setting. There's no adjustment for the frequency on this setting in the LX. The rear wipers were OFF completely.

While parallel parking, I noticed when in reverse, the rear wiper will also sweep across the glass intermittently.

Can I disable this easily? It's not a big deal, but I don't like wipers activating automatically. I like to control everything the car does.
This is a normal feature. I have a Gen 2 Fit (2010) that did the same thing and I freaked at first. I knew the switch was off but the wiper turned on when I reversed (fronts were on). After I read the owner's manual (I had to download it from Honda as it didn't come with one), it described that operation so it was designed that way. I bought the car used so didn't read the manual at the time. If I bought it new, I'd read the manual from cover to cover.
 

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Great, so for people who maintain their wiper inserts, it's there to save those who can't save themselves. For people who are even less capable of taking care of themselves or their cars, it will scratch the glass when someone's wiper insert is so worn that it has practically disintegrated.

When I first noticed it, I genuinely believed there was something wrong with the wiper module and/or motor. Only when I allowed it to continue and I noticed a pattern did I realize it was an intended design.

A light drizzle might necessitate moderate usage of front wipers without any need to activate the rear. In fact, some people might never use the rear wiper and never bump into anything as a result. I'm not one of these people, but I find the rear wiper is not all that relevant to safe operation of the vehicle. It's more a novelty to me than anything else.

I find all these new safety features to be much more invasive, inconvenient, and completely unnecessary than useful. I'm so glad I didn't get the SensingSuite or whatever they call it on my 2019 LX.

End result is I'm going to use my front wipers LESS frequently than I otherwise would. Perfect example of unintended consequences and the addition of a so-called "safety" feature backfiring and actually resulting in a more dangerous driving condition that was created by designers who want to drive my vehicle for me even though they'll never meet me or come anywhere near my specific vehicle. Great! :rolleyes:(n) Also see: self-fulfilling prophecy.

All this collective societal movement towards catering to the lowest common denominator is going to lead to the doom of humanity. Nature and evolution never intended for even the worst seeds to survive and reproduce. Someone who doesn't know how to activate a simple windshield wiper switch should not be making babies!

"We have problems caused by technology and we try to solve them with more technology." - George Carlin
Couldn't have said it better myself..<G>
 

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The rear wiper operating with the front, while reversing, is nothing new. Our 2010 had the same feature. I believe it's less of a safety feature and more of a convenience.
Prior to my 2013 Rogue (which did not have this "benefit") the newest car I drove on a regular basis was a 1996 Camry. It seems this feature is not new to Honda, but Honda is new to me. Only the Rogue and my 2019 CR-V have been equipped with rear wipers. All my other vehicles were regular cars with a trunk and a standard rear window.
 

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Prior to my 2013 Rogue (which did not have this "benefit") the newest car I drove on a regular basis was a 1996 Camry. It seems this feature is not new to Honda, but Honda is new to me. Only the Rogue and my 2019 CR-V have been equipped with rear wipers. All my other vehicles were regular cars with a trunk and a standard rear window.
A Camry, regardless of age, does not have a rear wiper blade. Same is true by the way for every single Honda Sedan.

A rear wiper blade is generally limited to SUVs/CUVs, and station wagons (if there are any left on the road). Reason: Vertical rear window does not get the benefit of force air cleaning like a sedan rear window does when actually driving down the road at speed. Any wind tunnel demonstration would prove this.
 

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A Camry, regardless of age, does not have a rear wiper blade. Same is true by the way for every single Honda Sedan.

A rear wiper blade is generally limited to SUVs/CUVs, and station wagons (if there are any left on the road). Reason: Vertical rear window does not get the benefit of force air cleaning like a sedan rear window does when actually driving down the road at speed. Any wind tunnel demonstration would prove this.
Actually that might not be true. Seems I remember the Camry had a small station wagon version. Don't remember if it had a rear wiper or not but it might be possible.
 

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Actually that might not be true. Seems I remember the Camry had a small station wagon version. Don't remember if it had a rear wiper or not but it might be possible.
So you completely ignored my statement about rear wipers only applying to SUVs, CUVs, and Station Wagons (if any are still on the road)??

Clearly, you did not mean station wagon when you said Camry earlier ... which you freely admitted had no rear wiper.

Let me be more blunt.... manufacturers DO NOT put rear wiper blades on sedans, so your earlier reference to Camry has no valid context here.

In point of fact, the old 1990's era Camry station wagons had rear wipers (because they are a station wagon with a vertical rear window), and here is a photo of a Camry station wagon with dual rear wipers.
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So you completely ignored my statement about rear wipers only applying to SUVs, CUVs, and Station Wagons (if any are still on the road)??

Clearly, you did not mean station wagon when you said Camry earlier ... which you freely admitted had no rear wiper.

Let me be more blunt.... manufacturers DO NOT put rear wiper blades on sedans, so your earlier reference to Camry has no valid context here.

In point of fact, the old 1990's era Camry station wagons had rear wipers (because they are a station wagon with a vertical rear window), and here is a photo of a Camry station wagon with dual rear wipers. View attachment 137883
If you didn't get so "pissy" with your reply, I would have just left this alone. But, clearly there have been rear wipers used on non station wagon, SUV's and CUV's, even if it's not common practice.

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