I hope I'm not stating the obvious here but if you have your front wipers in auto and you put your gear in reverse, the rear wiper will sweep. So perhaps you passed reverse (on your DSG) on the way to drive and that triggered the rear wiper. Try setting your front wipers off and see if that solves the problem. My 2c.Rear wiper on my 2006 gti sometimes turns itself on when i start the engine. cars been back to dealer a couple of times and they fitted new wiper motor, but still no good.
anyone else had this problem ?
I think that you'll find that the reason the wipers going into the 'service' position is caused by your good self as I found out when mine did the same on several occasions.I've had no trouble with my rear wiper as of yet, but the other day I returned to my car to find the front wipers straight up the screen in the service position. They definately weren't there when I left the car and I'd been nowhere near the wiper stalk to accidentally do it manually. Also, I've noticed that the front wipers don't always rest all the way down and are still visible from inside the car. Pressing the stalk down to wipe once usually forces them to rest at the bottom but the next time I drive it the wipers are up an inch or two even though, with it being summer, I've not had to go anywhere near the wipers..
It's incredible the number of things that are dodgy on these Golfs. Take into account the dodgy folding mirrors, recoiling one-touch windows, and the recent satnav, MFD and dual climate problems I've been having you'd think that VW would pull their fingers out and fix what surely must mainly be put down to problems with the software. I mean, it's not like on old cars where you press a button and the thing either works or it doesn't - these things literally have a mind of their own.
Sorry to resurrect an old post but does anyone know/ or have the bulletin for the wiper motor problem.but when I quizzed the dealer about it they said nothings been mentioned on the bulletins...
My dealer told me this late last year - I told him the problem was the wiper motor and it needed replaced - info I'd got on a forum. He told me they hadn't heard anything and there weren't any bulletins about it but they'd investigate. He phoned me a couple of days later and told me there was a bulletin just released and they'd ordered the motor. So motor has been replaced and hasn't happened since.