Seriously no windshield wiper fluid low indicator?
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    Seriously no windshield wiper fluid low indicator?

    So I have a fully loaded diesel Cruze... Yet it doesn't have a stupid light to indicate the windshield wiper fluid is getting low???

    OnStar, Satellite Radio, navigation, and blind spot detection. Yet apparently it's too much to ask for a feature my defunct Oldsmobile had.

    Come on Chevy!



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    At first this concerned me as well. What I discovered is that the Cruze's washer spray pattern is so efficient that I use very little washer fluid between oil changes.
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    You'd think that on a somewhat enthusiast-oriented car they'd include it. Nope. They didn't include it since it's another mysterious light that would chew up service tech time filling empty washer fluid reservoirs for 0.05 hours instead of flagging 1.9 hours for a water pump they can knock out in 1 hour. The reason they didn't include it is the same reason they did away with displaying real coolant temperature on the DIC. Non-car-savvy folks got scared with coolant temperatures doing their normal fluctuation during operation.

    GM's just catering to the lowest common denominator is all.
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    That seems odd. My 1997 grand Prix had a windshield washer fluid light
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    Quote Originally Posted by sciphi View Post
    GM's just catering to the lowest common denominator is all.
    By George, I think he's got it!

    On my car, the low washer fluid warning comes up on the information display, and an idiot light illuminates alongside the Tach.
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    My washer fluid bottle holds an entire gallon which lasts more than a month even in the winter.




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    I had a car with one of these, but I'm lazy. Every time I'd accelerate and the fluid was low (often, as it had headlight wipers too), the light would flash

    Still...I guess it was more convenient to be notified rather than running out of fluid...now that spring's around the corner, I guess I should probably go fill up the Cruze's windshield washer tank...I think I've only filled it once, ever?
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    There is an indicator in the diesel, when the fluid stops flowing, you need more hahahaha.
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    My fellow Americans, we've been pussified. Instead of doing a weekly under hood check and topping off any low fluids, we expect The General to provide an idiot light of a luxury car nature on an econobox compact car. That is all. As you were.
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