Wiper blades and washer fluid

Refilling washer fluid

Updated 5/16/2022

Refilling washer fluid

Washer fluid is used to keep the headlights, windshield and rear window clean. Washer fluid containing anti-freeze should be used in very cold weather (below-freezing temperatures).

P6-XC40BEV-Wiper fluid refill


When there is approximately 1 liter (1 qt) of washer fluid remaining, the message Refill washer fluid, level low and the symbol will be displayed in the instrument panel.

When the message Refill washer fluid, level low along with the symbol is shown in the instrument panel, it is time to refill washer fluid.

Open the hood by first using the handle in the passenger compartment and then the handle under the front edge of the hood.

Open the cover on the washer fluid reservoir.

Fill washer fluid into the reservoir with the blue cover. The reservoir is used for the windshield washer, tailgate window washer and headlight washer*.

Pour in washer fluid until it is full.

Close the cover on the washer fluid reservoir and then close the hood.

Recommended grade: Washer fluid recommended by Volvo, with frost protection during cold weather and temperatures below the freezing point.


Use Volvo's original washer fluid or an equivalent fluid with the recommended pH value between 6 and 8, diluted as recommended, e.g. in a 1:1 solution with pH-neutral water.


Use washer fluid with anti-freeze when temperatures are below the freezing point to help keep the pump, reservoir and hoses from freezing.


  • Vehicles with headlight washing: 5.5 liters (5.8 qts).
  • Vehicles without headlight washing: 3.5 liters (3.7 qts).

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