Topping Up Tesla Windshield Washer Fluid Model S
The Tesla washer fluid reservoir, which is located beneath the front trunk, is the only reservoir into which you can put fluid. A notice appears on the touchscreen when the level is low.
These steps will explain how to top up the Tesla wiper fluid:
- Release the hood.
- The area around the filler cap must be cleaned before opening to prevent any dirt getting inside the reservoir.
- Open the cap.
- Fill the reservoir without spilling until you can see the fluid level just below the filler neck.
- Immediately clean any spills immediately and wash the area with water.
- Replace the filler cap.
Note: The usage of Volatile Organic Compounds is restricted by some national and municipal rules (VOCs). VOCs are often utilised in washer fluid as an antifreeze. Only use a low-VOC washer fluid if it delivers appropriate freeze resistance in all climates where you drive a Model S.
Caution: Do not use any formulated washer fluids containing water repellent or bug wash as it may result in streaking, smearing and squeaking or other noises.
Warning: Use a washer fluid with antifreeze in temperatures below 40° F (4° C). In cold weather, if the washer fluid does not have antifreeze it will diminish visibility through the windshield.
Warning: Tesla Model S windshield washer fluid can cause skin and eye irritation so it is important to follow instructions provided by the washer fluid manufacturer.
Tesla, Inc. was not involved in the development of this document and did not provide any input or otherwise edit, review or authorize it.