Specifications for fluids and lubricants

Topping up washer fluid

Updated 5/12/2021

Topping up washer fluid

Washer fluid is used for cleaning the headlamps as well as the windscreen and rear window. Washer fluid with antifreeze must be used when the temperature is under the freezing point.

P6-XC40BEV-Wiper fluid refill

Washer fluid is filled into the reservoir with the blue cap. The reservoir is used for windscreen washer, rear window washer and headlamp washers*.


When approx. 1 litre (1 qt) of washer fluid remains in the reservoir, the message Refill washer fluid, level low appears together with the symbol in the driver display.

Prescribed grade: Washer fluid recommended by Volvo – with frost protection during cold weather and for temperatures 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 the fluid freezing inside the pump, reservoir and hoses.


  • Cars with headlamp washing: 5.5 litres (5.8 qts).
  • Cars without headlamp washing: 3.5 litres (3.7 qts).

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