Rear wipers and electronic swivel seats

Mendeleev34

Member
First post. Need to do an intro later but here's a weird one. We have a 2019 Sprinter that we plan to build out. Haven't done anything to it yet. My wife swiveled the passenger seat around (facing the rear doors) and was adjusting the electric recline. Well, when she pushed the button to recline with the seat facing backward, the rear, passenger side wiper blade moved instead of the chair. Turns out the chair will recline as long as it's not facing fully backwards.

Now, if the passenger side chair is not fully facing forwards, and you turn on the rear wipers, the motor makes a grinding sound and only the driver's side rear wiper blade moves. Anyone seen this? Guess I will be contacting the dealer on this one.
 

Mendeleev34

Member
Will be taking it in to the dealer soon!
 

Mendeleev34

Member
To close the loop... problem couldn't be reproduced once at the dealer... this despite it being reproducible multiple times on multiple days for us.
 

elemental

Wherever you go, there you are.
To close the loop... problem couldn't be reproduced once at the dealer... this despite it being reproducible multiple times on multiple days for us.
Bummer. If it happens again record it on mobile phone video; at worse you can show the dealer you aren't crazy, at best they might spot something in the video that helps figure out what is going on.
 

Mendeleev34

Member
Bummer. If it happens again record it on mobile phone video; at worse you can show the dealer you aren't crazy, at best they might spot something in the video that helps figure out what is going on.
Thanks elemental. Actually we did record a video just in case - it's a bit hard to film the situation though. But the good thing is that the issue is documented now.
 

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