Q: What does the low windshield washer fluid warning mean?

asked by on

What does the low windshield washer fluid warning mean?

The vehicle information display is meant to provide you with both critical and convenience information. The low windshield washer fluid light means just that – the level of fluid in your reservoir has dropped below the minimum. Attempting to use the windshield washer will likely do nothing, or spray only foam. Using your windshield washer without fluid can damage the pump, which requires fluid for cooling. Top off your windshield washer fluid as soon as possible, and do not use the sprayers until you have done so.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. What does the low windshield washer fluid warning mean?

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: windshield wipers won't shut off

If the wipers are still functioning even after you have used the switch to command them off, that means the switch supplying power is fused shut and/or the circuit is being powered when it is not supposed to be due...

Q: Engine is not smooth and i’m worried it’ll die

Yes, you should get the vehicle checked as soon as possible. YourMechanic can do a diagnostic inspection since you're past the basic warranty period. The rough running could be either an ignition, electrical, or a mechanical issue, and if neglected...

Q: How long can I drive on a failing ball joint

If you have a ball joint that has failed, I would not recommend driving the vehicle at all. Failed ball joints propose a serious safety issue to the driver and all passengers. This issue should be resolved as soon as...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
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...