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CHECKING THE WASHER FLUID LEVEL

WARNING

Some windshield washer products are flammable, particularly if high or undiluted concentrations are exposed to sparking. Do not allow windshield washer fluid to come into contact with exposed flames or sources of ignition, as this can cause a fire or explosion.

WARNING

If the vehicle is operated in temperatures below 40°F (4°C), use a windshield washer fluid with frost protection. In cold weather, failure to use a windshield washer fluid with frost protection could result in impaired vision and increase the risk of a vehicle crash.

CAUTION

Do not use an antifreeze or a vinegar and water solution in the washer reservoir. Antifreeze damages painted surfaces, while vinegar can damage the windshield washer pump.

CAUTION

Body panels may suffer discoloration as a result of windshield washer fluid spillage. Take care to avoid spillage, particularly if an undiluted or high concentration is being used. If spillage occurs, wash the affected area immediately with water.

CAUTION

Only use approved windshield washer fluid. See LUBRICANTS AND FLUIDS.

The washer fluid reservoir supplies both the front windshield and the headlight washer jets.

Check and top up the reservoir level at least every week. Always top up with windshield washer fluid to prevent freezing.

Operate the washer controls periodically, to check that the nozzles are clear and properly directed.