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While driving home this afternoon in heavy rain , my wipers on auto went to full speed ,the arms crossed each other and tangled . I stopped the wipers then stopped the car to inspect. The drivers side would was now loose , I assume the splines had been stripped ,because I could move the wiper with my hand . Just got home and unbolted the arm there are no splines left in the end of the arm. I telephoned my local Hyundia dealer and the lady who I spoke too said they would phone be back.
 

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While driving home this afternoon in heavy rain , my wipers on auto went to full speed ,the arms crossed each other and tangled . I stopped the wipers then stopped the car to inspect. The drivers side would was now loose , I assume the splines had been stripped ,because I could move the wiper with my hand . Just got home and unbolted the arm there are no splines left in the end of the arm. I telephoned my local Hyundia dealer and the lady who I spoke too said they would phone be back.
Araldite or similar epoxy adhesive?
 

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Warranty job. None of these cars is near 5 years old (and only stageshoot's old one nearing 100k AFAIK :) ).
Yes it is a warranty job car is not two years old yet 6000 mile only (Covid lockdown).
 

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While driving home this afternoon in heavy rain , my wipers on auto went to full speed ,the arms crossed each other and tangled . I stopped the wipers then stopped the car to inspect. The drivers side would was now loose , I assume the splines had been stripped ,because I could move the wiper with my hand . Just got home and unbolted the arm there are no splines left in the end of the arm. I telephoned my local Hyundia dealer and the lady who I spoke too said they would phone be back.
Obviously a good design in that the easily replaceable cheap part is sacrificial.
 

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I wonder if this is a weak point. One that I test drive had a non functioning wiper like this.
I think you are right , the end of the arm had the splines stripped out completly and even the drive shaft was stripped too . the drive shaft looks very small diameter compared to any windscreen driveshaft I have seen on any car I have ever owned.
 

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Kona in today to replace wiper arm and motor plus 3 updates and (after asking for) sat nav update . fingers crossed.
 

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all complete , they could not tell what had been updated ( one recall two updates ) and map update.
 
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