Steve Mackie wrote:
just discovered another design issue with my '05 this AM that I am
curious if it's been fixed for '06. Last night it snowed for the first
time since I got the car. As is my habit, when I got home, I tried to
prop the wiper blades up to keep them from freezing to the windshield.
Well, due to their semi-hidden design, you can't do that. So I turned
the key on, ran the wipers until they were all the way up, then turned
the key off. Still can't prop them up - the arms don't go "over
center" like every single car I've ever owned built since the early
80s. It's been years since I've had to carry toilet paper tubes/little
pieces of wood/a pair of ice scrapers to prop up the wiper blades on my
car... come on GM!
To make matters worse, this AM I went from moving my landlady's Nissan
pickup, which has the headlight control on the wiper stalk, straight to
my Impala... yup, you guessed it, scratch one pair of wiper blades.