It's hard to believe Nissan put such a dysfunctional wiper system in a 2003 car. In my 45 years of driving, this is the worst. Recently I've been in two snowstorms, lots of salt spray, slush, sand, etc. The wipers were constantly getting frozen and clearing little patches of the windshield, the washers aim too low and have a meager squirt, I couldn't clear the ice and snow off the wipers because they don't lift off the glass without cutting the engine with the wipers in the vertical position, etc., etc. Arrgh!! M-o has all sorts of safety features, except you can't see out of the windshield.