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Every time it rains my wipers start off smooth then the more it rains the wipers start catching and stuttering along the glass making a very annoying noise. I installed new wipers and no change. Anyone have this issue and what was the solution? Thanks

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Are they stuttering at the higher speeds? Also, did you change the wipers or just the blades?
 
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Are they stuttering at the higher speeds? Also, did you change the wipers or just the blades?
they stutter at all speeds. It seems like the longer it rains they stutter harder. I changed the blades. They act like Iím trying to use my wipers when the windshield doesnít have enough moisture to glide smooth.
 
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Whatever the stock wipers that came with my car (exact same model) were great. After they started to wear and stutter I did a lot of review reading and eventually purchased Bosch ICONs. They're terrible (at least on the XFs). They occasionally stutter, streak on the longer of the two, and otherwise are a waste of the extra money.

Let us know if you find a replacement set that is better
 
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Originally Posted by thomsonac View Post
Whatever the stock wipers that came with my car (exact same model) were great. After they started to wear and stutter I did a lot of review reading and eventually purchased Bosch ICONs. They're terrible (at least on the XFs). They occasionally stutter, streak on the longer of the two, and otherwise are a waste of the extra money.

Let us know if you find a replacement set that is better
That's my story to the T... I had to buy a new set of XF wipers as I discarded the old one. Apparently the OEM wipers have small spoilers which push them against the windshield at higher speeds. Without those spoilers IKONs were stuttering madly at speeds above 60mph.

And that's why I asked the OP whether he replaced the wipers or just blades... But with his answer here goes that theory. I got nothing...
 
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Do they stutter with a squirt of windshield washer fluid to lubricate? If not the windshield probably has a film of oily road grime that needs to be removed.
 
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My 2018 XF does the same. Seems to be when it starts off on the travel and I wonder whether the wiper is correctly seated in the arm. Still under guarantee so I'll leave it for the dealer to remedy.
 
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My new XF was stuttering from day one. I tried various things:

1. RainX - worse
2. Thorough windsheild and wiper blade cleaning - improved a little
3. Using a bit of wiper fluid each time I drive - improved a little
The best I could get was random smooth operation about 1/2 the time. The other 1/2 of the time the noise was pretty annoying. The problem was independent of driving speed and wiper speed. I also noticed occasional contact with the A pillar (driver's side), mostly when the wipers were acting up.

I took it in to the dealer and they replaced the blades and adjusted the sweep. So far, so good but I'm starting to wonder how long these are going to last.
 
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On the 4th set of wipers. Still stuttering when it rains. Pretty frustrating. I was told by the dealership they would replace the arms after the 3rd set, but they just gave me new blades again. When i asked why they didnít replace the arms he told me the tech saw nothing wrong with them still. I went to another dealer and was informed that the wipers are not included in warranty??? So if I have been dealing with this issue with another dealer keep with them and hopefully they will switch arms one day. So, I have that going for me.
 
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This also happens on my 2009 MG TF !! I also get it ocasionally on my X358 2007 Sovereign, so it's not just an XF problem.
 
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No issues with my 2016, hope I didn't just jinx myself. Still on original set although am on my second windshield.
 
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In case this is any help...
I've had this problem on my 09 and 12. It was much worse when I was using Rain-X; then I read that this is an adverse side-effect of Rain-X.
I used equal parts water and white vinegar to remove the Rain-X, which took several applications.
I've always used the Jaguar blades.
My brother told me that when the blades started chattering on his Cadillac, he used glycerin. (Never tried it myself).
I don't drive the car in the rain much, but it seems I've had little or no chattering since removing the Rain-X.
I do find, though, that after 10-20 minutes driving in light rain, there seems to be a faint squeak from the right end of the passenger blade at the end of its travel - like it's hitting the trim.

Still, I think these wipers are a vast improvement over the old single-blade XJ's.
 
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