well, i call the dealer with my info and there are no recalls for mine.
this morning it was raining and the wipers were acting all retarded. they worked randomly no matter what i set them to. it's now dry out and they are acting just fine. I did notice that it looks like something got spilled on the stalk. so i'm gonna try some contact cleaner and a can of that compressed air for electronics.
any way to bypass the rain sensor? i tried holding my finger over it but that made no difference.