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The windshield wipers on my 2014 RLX smear badly. I have had it back to the dealership three times in nine months, no solution. I get a 3 to 6 inch smear at eye -level on the driver side and a similar smear at the top of the arch passing side. The dealer claims there is no problem, or that the blades are simply dirty. Both the arm and the blades have been replaced but no solution.

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Strange issue... Are you using windshield washer fluid when you are trying to clean dirt and dust off the windshield?

The stock wipers are usually fine but if you wanted to you could probably upgrade the wipers to something better. Look at PIAA. Some of their top of the line wipers are very nice.
 

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Like mentioned above, make sure you have the sprayers active when trying to clear the windshield.

You might want to clean the rubber part of your wipers with windex to make sure they're completely clean.
 

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I would just clean them with soapy water (not dish detergent - just use car paint soap)

I'm not sure if the ammonia in the windex is good for the rubber. I think the stock wipers might be rubber to make them all season.

Look into sillicone wipers from PIAA. They are softer and do a great job at leaving a clean windshield in the spring and summer (doesn't work as well for snow and ice)
 

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The windshield wipers on my 2014 RLX smear badly. I have had it back to the dealership three times in nine months, no solution. I get a 3 to 6 inch smear at eye -level on the driver side and a similar smear at the top of the arch passing side. The dealer claims there is no problem, or that the blades are simply dirty. Both the arm and the blades have been replaced but no solution.

Any ideas?
This happens in normal rainy conditions. It gets much worse with road spray or salt. And yes, I user the sprayers generously.
 

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I think that it has to do with the quality of your windshield wipers. Use the wiper fluid as often as you need to.

It is an unlucky problem to have though.
 

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I would just clean them with soapy water (not dish detergent - just use car paint soap)

I'm not sure if the ammonia in the windex is good for the rubber. I think the stock wipers might be rubber to make them all season.

Look into sillicone wipers from PIAA. They are softer and do a great job at leaving a clean windshield in the spring and summer (doesn't work as well for snow and ice)
thats what i noticed with Bosch wipers, I guess they freeze up in the cold and don't do a good job. Still better than wipers with metal frames.
 
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