Sounds like you had a **** of a journey there, Makem !
My car was new this year (Feb) and has the same issue, although I hadn't noticed till you pointed it out.
Presumably it will never be a problem unless you happen to be driving in freezing rain or a blizzard !! I wonder if other marques initially designed for L/Hand drive have the same design fault ??
Titanium X Tectonic Silver 1.0 125ps Eco.