Rain Sensing Wipers - rarely come on
Hi All! I have a 2018 Atlas SEL 4Motion for 2 months now. Regarding the rain sensing wipers, they seem to rarely swipe. Granted I have driven mostly in light rain recently, but still you needed the wipers to swipe every so many seconds (every car passing me has the wipers on) and these usually never swipe at all. The only time they came on for me was when it was really pouring. I am sure I have them on and I set the sensitivity to the highest (the largest water drop symbol on the adjuster, but I also tried the smallest too). Honestly, I wouldn't care at all if this 'enhancement' worked if VW let you just revert to a time-based delay (eg, 3 seconds, 5 seconds, etc.) instead of a rain-based sensing delay. But, it seems like that is not possible. It is rain-sensing, low, or high and low and high are often too fast and annoying so you end up manually pressing the 1 swipe button every so often instead. I asked the dealer about this and they brushed it off saying it depends on speed and other things, etc. At this point, I just put RainX on the windshield to get by, but I still feel like this feature (that I now hate) is either malfunctioning or a piece of you-know-what engineering. They put all these safety features in this car, but having a clear windshield is the equivalent of having a roof over you head!
Curious to hear from others. Thanks in advance!