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5. Windshield Wiper / Washer

Class C/F:

    • Wiper blade damaged, missing or fails to adequately clear driver’s field of vision
      You must know the normal condition and function of wiper blades, and be able to recognize when they no longer function well, and that a vehicle has this minor defect when a wiper blade is damaged, missing or won’t clear the area of the windshield in front of the driver.
    • Control or system malfunction
      You must know how to operate the windshield wipers and washers, know that ensuring they are available at all times requires periodic testing, and that a vehicle has this minor defect when the control or any part of the system fails to function properly.
    • When use of wipers or washer is required: wiper or washer fails to adequately clear driver’s field of vision in area swept by driver’s side wiper
      You must know that being able to see the roadway clearly in poor weather is very important, that this visibility is dependent on the wipers being able to clear water, snow and ice from the windshield, and that a vehicle has this major defect when the prevailing weather conditions require use of the wipers or washers, and they are not able to keep clear the area swept by the driver’s side wiper.

Class B/E:

    • Control or system malfunction – minor or major when use of wipers or washer is required
    • Wiper blade damaged, missing or fails to adequately clear driver’s field of vision – minor or major when use of wipers or washer is required
    • Wiper or washer fails to adequately clear the windshield in the areas swept by both wipers – minor or major when use of wipers or washer is required

Procedure:
Inspect vehicle to ensure:
    • The windshield wipers and washers function properly in all directions.
    • Any wiper blade is not damaged or missing, and will clear the windshield.