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    This is something we have to deal with all the time in Colorado. All of my cars have this problem. The Cruze is no different than my Chrysler minivan or GMC work van.
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    Mine never glide evenly as soon as it gets cold. Huge patches of fluid are missed. After it happened once I got out and used my window scraper to scrape off any ice thinking that may help but to no avail. I think they actually become slightly deformed or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YKNWT View Post
    Mine never glide evenly as soon as it gets cold. Huge patches of fluid are missed. After it happened once I got out and used my window scraper to scrape off any ice thinking that may help but to no avail. I think they actually become slightly deformed or something.
    The stock blades are prone to ice/snow build up in there movement/spring mechanism, which causes them to not conform properly to the glass. This is why I swapped the stock blades to Beam type, I used Bosch Icon blades though there are many different brands available.
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    every late fall is a good time to replace them. 5-6 bucks a piece is well worth it. havent had this issue once this winter
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    live in upstate new york,

    have not had this problem at all, driven in blizzards and hail. I have coated my windshield with rainx, helps get ice off the windshield a bit... also it seems to help when you clean all the ice and snow off the wiper area, prevents a pocket of ice developing
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    I have not had this problem either. Cleaning off the windshield and using good fluid helps. So does clapping the snow off the wipers before driving.


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    That is exactly what I wrote in my first post , just used a different tone to express my disbelief of the idea that there is a design flaw with the location of the wiper blades .
    it is a little preperation by the user to get a desired result.
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    I have a heated attached garage. This only happens to me when I am driving in snow.

    One workaround is to run the windshield washer every 5 minutes or so. Since I use fluid that is good to -49 C, that helps keep the wipers from freezing to the windshield, but it would be pretty easy to run through a jug of fluid in one storm.

    If I am parked outside, of course I clear the snow and ice off first. Some have thought this was a problem after parking, its a problem while driving
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    I wouldn't say it's really a problem. I've had it happen several times on other cars and it's always been from not properly cleaning the snow from the windshield. And as Brrrr mentioned, cycling the washer fluid periodically keeps it from happening when I am lazy and don't do it right.
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    my wifes 09 malabu and my 07 tahoe both have those "profile" blades if we really want to talk about crappy blades. plus the are double or triple the price!!


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