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Windscreen wiper question- sweeping water back onto the windscreen

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We've had our volt for a few years now, and we've noticed at consistently when we're using the windscreen wipers and there's plenty of rain being swept from the glass, both blades seem to pull the water back onto the windscreen after sweeping the water to the edge. It's often that after the blade moves back from the edge of the windscreen to return to the centre of the glass to sweep again, about 6 inches wide or more of water is pulled back towards the drivers field of view, and also the same on the passenger side.

It's rained so infrequently here over the last year that I'd forgotten about it for awhile, but my wife mentioned it to me again today, and we're wondering if it's an adjustment, or if they're all just like that.

Does anyone have any thoughts? I've had a look through the forum and I couldn't find any other posts raising the issue.


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When the blades are nearly vertical, the wind being pushed to the side flows over the wiper blade and curls back toward it and the center of the windshield, pulling some of the water along with it. As soon as the blade is far enough away, then the wind starts blowing the water off to the side again. It's normal and not worth fixing.
More important, see if it does it at all or as much when you're not moving.
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