Q: I've filled my washer fluid up but the light saying it's low is still on

asked by on

I filled my windshield wiper fluid completely up with it but warning light is still on and I don't know what it means

My car has 191000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The low fluid sensor is mounted inside the washer tank. The sensor may have been contaminated with different typed of cleaning fluids or contacts blocked with debris. I would recommend cleaning out washer tank and sensor to see if this fixes the sensor. If it still will not register full then replace the sensor.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. I've filled my washer fluid up but the light saying it's low is still on

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: On the driver side of my car the low beam headlight doesn't work. I checked all fuses and changed the bulb, but it still doesn't work

Hey there. When you say you checked the fuses & the relays, and everything was getting power, did you check the actual outlet for power? You can use a voltmeter to test the available voltage at the bulb socket. You...

Q: intermittent wipers not working and windshield washer not working on 2009 ford expedition

This sort of fault is typically diagnosed using a volt/ohm meter with the factory wiring schematic in hand. The type of circuit interruption involved can vary a lot from something as mundane as a bad ground connection to the more...

Q: My car hesitates to accelerate and won't upshift when i press down on the pedal hard.

If your check engine light has been on, then there will be some codes stored in the system. They might not tell you exactly what is wrong, but they can give you some good clues. There will probably at least...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...