Using the windshield and headlight washers

The windshield and headlight washers are designed to clean the windshield and headlights. Use the right-side steering wheel lever to start the windshield and headlight washers.

Starting the windshield and headlight washers

P6-1817-XC40- Windshield washing
Washing function, right-hand steering wheel lever.
Move the right-hand steering wheel lever toward the steering wheel to start the windshield and headlight washers.
After the lever is released, the wipers make several extra sweeps.


Avoid activating the washer system when it is frozen or the fluid reservoir is empty. Otherwise, there is a risk of damaging the pump.

Headlight washer*

To save washer fluid, the headlights are washed automatically according to a defined interval when the headlights are on.

Reduced washing

When there is about 1 liter (1 qt) of washer fluid left in the reservoir and the Washer fluid Level low, refill message is displayed in the instrument panel together with the P5-1507-Washer fluid-symbol symbol, the washer fluid supply to the headlights is cut off. This is to prioritize windshield cleaning and visibility through it. The headlights are only washed if high or low beam is on.

  1. * Option/accessory.