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Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: United Kingdom
Distorted windscreen on 159?
I was wondering if anyone else out there has had a similar problem to mine with their windscreen wipers not making proper contact with the screen across the whole wipe.
When I took delivery of my ti in December 08, I noticed shortly afterwards that the wiper wasn't making clear contact with the screen right up to the end of the vertical swipe on the driver's side. It was only a very small issue at the time but in the last six months it has got progressively worse to the point that last week during a heavy rain shower I could hardly see through the windscreen as such a large area was being missed at eye level. Dangerous and illegal. The area being missed is now an elongated triangular shape right in front of my eyes.
I assumed that it was a faulty wiper blade so I went and bought a new one from Platts in Stoke (on a tangent, never tell the dealer if you have a company vehicle - i was quoted almost four times on the phone what I actually paid, the quote was from a different dealer). Although an improvement, the problem is still certainly still there which leads me to believe it might be some sort of distortion to the screen shape itself. If this is the case and the glass is being put under stress then it is only a matter of time until the thing shatters.
Before I try to convince a dealer that I'm not insane, has anyone else experienced this or have any suggestions?
In all other respects, my ti is still going great - thank god I don't have to pay for my own petrol and tyres though! Just had a new set of fronts at 12K.