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Auto Wipers - Fault or just not very good?

Hi Guys, I am trying to figure out if our Scenic has a problem with the auto wipers.

When you switch them to auto you get one sweep. When you change the sensitivity on the stalk you get one sweep.
When it rains, there is an occasional sweep, seemingly independant of the sensitivity!

I removed the trim around the mirror and found that if I removed the sensor from the screen I could get the wipers to work by putting my hand in front of the sensor. When I put it back on the screen and put my hand over the sensor they don't work.

Checked for loose connections and tried moving cables to see if it would make a difference, but it didn't The only thing I noticed was that they would sweep if I pressed the back of the sensor.

There is a 6 month warranty with the Scenic (probably not worth the paper it's written on) so I don't know if I should get it looked at, or whether I am expecting too much from the Scenic?
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