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PLP
09-30-2016, 11:23 AM
As in the title - is there any indication the washer fluid is running low?
I just got a call from my wife with a complain the nozzles do not spray.
She used it a few times since we bought the car... I assumed the reservoir was full. I guess it was a poor assumption.

So, is there anything?

johnkatos
09-30-2016, 12:11 PM
No there is not an indicator. Very strange, no? The last vehicle I owned without a low washer indicator was my 1963 VW beetle which used the spare tire to shoot the fluid.

randY49
09-30-2016, 12:29 PM
I've never owned a vehicle with a low-washer-fluid indicator... I thought that was a Ford thing.

500X_JML
09-30-2016, 01:50 PM
No, there is none; I also learned that the hard way. Yes, it's strange as my much older Toyota has it.

PLP
09-30-2016, 01:52 PM
Huh...
2007 KIA Rondo had one. 2015 Forte5 SX I own now does as well.
Hyundai's I had before - none had one...

I assumed Trekking Plus being the highest trim would have gauge. I hope the tank is a bit bigger than 1 L as it is in 500.

Robert Nixon
09-30-2016, 02:29 PM
Some cars do, some cars don't.

Your Mileage May Vary.

pkgmsu2000
10-12-2016, 03:47 PM
no indicator. just ran out of fluid today.

PLP
10-12-2016, 03:53 PM
no indicator. just ran out of fluid today.


Yeah, that's annoying... 33k USD car and no sensor that would cost 20 USD?? Oh Chrysler, you went cheap here.

RacerJohn
10-12-2016, 04:13 PM
Look at it this way, that's another sensor that can go bad. Besides, it's not really a big deal to check your washer fluid. It is a good excuse to check the oil while you are at it. Maybe they spent all the money on the safety features.

PLP
10-12-2016, 09:44 PM
Look at it this way, that's another sensor that can go bad. Besides, it's not really a big deal to check your washer fluid. It is a good excuse to check the oil while you are at it. Maybe they spent all the money on the safety features.

I do not agree here.
Actually it is not easy to see level of the fluid as the tank is hidden under the frame.
While I agree that is another sensor that can go bad (example of recent problems with RainX), I find it very useful.

Oil - well, I check it every time I get gas. I guess I could top off the washer fluid as well.