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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-19-2019, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
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windshield washer

My Niro with 6500 miles, has an issue with the windshield washer. When I use the washer function, the passenger side of the windshield is nearly impossible to see thru due to the smearing, the middle is fair and the drivers side is messy but clear enough that I can drive.

The service manager says that this is 'normal operation' and that I need to just clean the wiper blades, so apparently they think I should pull off the freeway and clean the blades before I try to wash the dirty spray off my windshield. They have no explanation for the fact that it is mainly on one side.

Has anyone else had this issue? Did you find a solution?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-19-2019, 04:09 PM
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Maybe get some rain x windshield cleaner it’ll clean like windex and bead the water and last a while. Not sure why this is happening though.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-19-2019, 11:52 PM
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maybe fouling (growth) in the washer reservoir or delivery lines? Maybe empty the reservoir (suction or siphon from top?) replace with new, and then use the function a bunch to flush the lines? Just an idea. I like to use 20-40% Windex, balance of tap water (our tapwater is Sierra snowmelt, for hard tap water maybe use distilled water).

Oh, and take a wet sponge or similar wiped along the wiper blades several times to confirm it's not the problem the dealer mentioned (it's possible).

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