Engine compartment

Washer fluid - filling

Updated 7/23/2018

Washer fluid is used for cleaning the headlamps and windows. Washer fluid with antifreeze must be used when the temperature is below freezing point.

P3-1320-XC60-Refilling washer fluid

Topping up the washer fluid takes place by opening the blue cap.

The windscreen and headlamp washers share a common reservoir.


When there is approx. 1 litre of washer fluid remaining in the reservoir, a message to top up the washer fluid will be shown in the combined instrument panel, together with the symbol .

Prescribed grade: Washer fluid recommended by Volvo - with frost protection during cold weather and below freezing point.


Use Volvo genuine washer fluid or equivalent with a recommended pH of between 6 and 8, in working dilution (e.g. 1:1 with neutral water).


Use washer fluid with antifreeze when the temperature is below freezing to avoid freezing in the pump, reservoir and hoses.


  • Cars with headlamp washing: 6.5 litres.
  • Cars without headlamp washing: 4.5 litres.

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