Windscreen wipers

Single wipe A
Single wipe A
Intermittent wipe or autowipers B Normal wipe C
High speed wipe D

Intermittent wipe
Intermittent wipe

Short wipe interval A Intermittent wipe B
Long wipe interval C

The rotary control can be used to adjust the intermittent wipe interval.

Autowipers
Autowipers

WARNINGS:
Replace the wiper blades as soon as they begin to leave bands of water and smears or when they do not completely remove water from the windscreen. If the blades are not replaced, the rain sensor will continue to detect water on the windscreen. This will result in the wipers continuing to operate although the majority of the windscreen is dry.

In icy conditions, make sure that the windscreen has been fully defrosted before selecting autowipers.

Switch off the autowipers before entering a car wash.

Note: The autowipers feature is intended for use during wet weather conditions only. It should not be selected in dry weather conditions as the system is very sensitive to objects such as dirt, mist or flies hitting the windscreen near the rain sensor. This may cause the wipers to wipe even though the screen is mostly dry.

Note: The autowipers function should not be selected when it is snowing or foggy, or when the roads have been salted. In these weather conditions, select position A, C or D, if necessary.

Depending on the equipment fitted, when the ignition is switched on with the lever already in position B, the wipers will not cycle until water is detected on the windscreen. Alternatively, move the lever to another position and then back to B, or operate the washer.

Thereafter, the rain sensor will continuously measure the amount of water on the windscreen and adjust the speed of the front wipers automatically (single wipe, intermittent, normal or high speed wipe).

High sensitivity A
High sensitivity A
Low sensitivity B

A. The wipers will only wipe when a larger amount of water is detected on the windscreen
B. The wipers will wipe even if only a small amount of water is detected on the windscreen.

Six settings are available from low to high sensitivity.

Automatic wiper system

Some models without autowipers are fitted with a speed-dependent front screen wiper system.

When the vehicle is slowed to walking speed or is brought to a standstill, the wiper speed will automatically switch to the next lower wiper speed setting.

When the vehicle speed is increased, the wiper speed will return to the manually-chosen setting.

Moving the wiper lever when the system is operating will switch off the system.

If the vehicle is again slowed to walking speed or is brought to a standstill, the system is reactivated.

    See also:

    Brake pipe and hose check (Every 12 000 miles (20 000 km) or 12 months)
    Periodically inspect the rigid brake pipes for rust and other damage, and the flexible hoses for cracks, splits or “ballooning”. Have an assistant depress the brake pedal (ignition on) and inspect ...

    Checking the wiper blades
    Checking the wiper blades Run the tip of your fingers over the edge of the blade to check for roughness. Clean the wiper blade lips with water applied with a soft sponge. ...

    Keyless starting
    WARNINGS: The keyless starting system may not function if the key is close to metal objects or electronic devices such as mobile phones. Always check that the steering wheel lock is deactivated ...