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Classification: EL09-010A

Reference: NTB09-019A

Date: August 27, 2012


This bulletin has been amended to apply to all vehicles with Intermittent Rain Sensing Wipers.

APPLIED VEHICLE:  Nissan vehicles with Intermittent Rain Sensing Wipers


Vehicle may be equipped with the Rain-Sensing Auto Wiper system.

With this system:


> A rain sensor is located on the windshield, if equipped.

> When the wiper lever is pushed down to the intermittent (INT) position, the wipers will operate when the rain sensor detects rain.

> May only make a single stroke unless rain is detected directly above the sensor.

> May also be identified by the word "AUTO ADJ" on the wiper switch (some models).

The wipers may operate unexpectedly when dirt, fingerprints, oil film, or insects are located on or around the sensor, or when exhaust gas or moisture affect the rain sensor.

If a customer states the wipers do not work when the wiper lever is pushed down to the intermittent (INT) position, make sure the customer is familiar with the above information.

^ You can demonstrate the operation of the system by pushing the wiper lever down to the intermittent (INT) position and spraying/sprinkling water over the rain sensor.

If a wiper-operation incident does occur, refer to the applicable Electronic Service Manual (ESM) for further diagnostic assistance.