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    Windshield Washer Fluid - Quick Question

    Has anyone noticed if the Cruze has a dash light or a DIC notification when washer fluid is low? I haven't been able to find anything in my online manual about it and I forgot my car one at home.

    Basically, my sprayers stopped working....seems like they're empty, but I have no dash lights or anything.

    Can anyone confirm/deny if we do have a warning light or DIC notification?

    Thanks guys!

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    I'm pretty sure there isn't one. Would be nice to have though! My 2001 silverado has it!


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    No such thing on our Cruze.



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    Really??? I find that so hard to believe...Who the **** makes a car that doesn't tell you the most basic of things?? Especially when the entire fluid bottle is obscured! How are you ever supposed to know that you're low?

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    I believe the light your thinking of is for the rain detecting auto wipers ( available on newer nicer models.) I found out about it when I replaced my windshield and they asked if my cruze had the rain sensor in the windshield.

    Hope this helps .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwnshft View Post
    Who the **** makes a car that doesn't tell you the most basic of things??

    Well, let's see. Honda, Toyota, Mazda, Nissan, to name a few I am aware of. My Mazda doesn't have one. I just make it part of the monthly fluid check I do under the hood.
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    Checking the windshield washer fluid level is easy. Just fill it until you see fluid in the neck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldenCruze View Post
    Checking the windshield washer fluid level is easy. Just fill it until you see fluid in the neck.
    Really??!! It's THAT easy? Just like on every other car I've ever owned. Given the complexity of the Cruze, you'd think it would be more difficult.
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    Ok, am I the only person here who thinks its a bit odd that the Cruze doesn't have such a basic sensor? Given the technology
    that this car has built into it and all the info the DIC gives you (mileage, gas left, fuel economy, tire pressure) that this would have been a no brainer for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwnshft View Post
    Ok, am I the only person here who thinks its a bit odd that the Cruze doesn't have such a basic sensor? Given the technology
    that this car has built into it and all the info the DIC gives you (mileage, gas left, fuel economy, tire pressure) that this would have been a no brainer for me.
    Yes, it probably is a simple thing to do, but apparently Chevy (and a lot of other car manufacturers) decided not to add the cost to a compact car. Does the Cruze tell you if the oil is low in the crankcase, or the power streering fluid is low, or the coolant is low, or the brake fluid is low? I don't see anything in the owner's manual that details this. That's why I have always done a monthly under-the-hood check of these items.
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