According to this dealer (see video below), 2012 Passat has rain sensitive wipers. I have never seen this in literature. Can anyone else confirm this?
when i was test driving a 2012 passat tdi sel, the salesman said the wipers were rain sensitive.
i hope he was right.. because i had never seen that in literature either, so i was pleasantly surprised.
but again... dealers have been known to say things that aren't entirely true...............
so you thought we were all that stupid?
is that not how ALL rain-sensitive wipers work...? i mean DUH the sensor is not ON the wipers...
the point was, we were trying to figure out if the passat has this FEATURE AT ALL or not.
just a heads up... you know those automatic doors retail stores have? the sensor to open them isn't actually ON the doors........ ya know, just so you know...
but again, i built a passat this morning at the website, and it ONLY says variable intermittant wipers. so i'm starting to think they're not rain sensitive... the salesman was probably used to the CC or older passats.
BTW, like I said there is no intermittent setting. The wiper stalk appears to have the same controls as the intermittent stalk but the control switch for the "intermittent" speed controls the sensitivity of the sensor.
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I just tried to get the dealer to activate my rain sensor for the wipers on my 2012 Passat and they said it was already activated (not so, the wipers keep moving when positioned in the intermediate setting). Does anyone know a good VAGCOM provider in the North Atlanta area who can program this feature? 2012 Passat SE...I assume it has the capability?
My TDI SEL Premium has both feature actived, rain sensing and rain speed sensing too. Also rain clousure actived on windonws and sunroff as well.
Last edited by Kchorro; 05-05-2012 at 12:29 PM.
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