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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-14-2018, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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Smell when using front windshield washer

I am not sure if there is some form of a leak inside my NIRO. When I use the windshild washer to clean the front windshild you get a distinct small of the fluid about 3-4 seconds after is has given it's sprey and the wiper blades have cleaned the liquid. It lasts for about 3-4 seconds then goes away. I am thinking I will need to take it into the dealership and get them to fix yet another issue with the car. I am not sure what would cause this one but it is conserning as if it is leaking then there could be serious damage to the whole car if water is getting in.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-14-2018, 10:04 PM
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Mine smell's like alcohol when i spay it.! is it the same smell you get ?

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-15-2018, 09:11 AM
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Cabin air intake is probably near the base of the windshield. Its just sucking in some smell. Not to worry...
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-15-2018, 10:51 AM
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Most cabin intakes are near the base of the windshield. They actually make perfumed washer fluid for this reason, take a look at the store. Washer fluid advertised as making your car smell nice.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-15-2018, 12:24 PM
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Yep Iíve noticed in my Ď18 Touring. Never have had it in other cars, most recently a Ď15 Ford C-Max.

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