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Just took X delivery and windshield washers not working

Discussion in 'Model X' started by NerdDoc, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. NerdDoc

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    I took delivery of my X90D in Paramus NJ. I used the delivery checklist but neglected to check if the windshield washers work. Low and behold, try it just a few hours later and the washers are non functional. I pushed the button in all the way until I felt the 2nd click and even hear the washer motor, but no spray. I topped off washer fluid and still not working. I've left phone and email messages at the service center (now closed on Sunday). Very disappointed for an other wise flawless car.
     
  2. andrewket

    andrewket Well-Known Member

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    Annoying for sure, but you'll get it fixed.
     
  3. Tam

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    Sounds like a loose/disconnected water hose. That should be a quick easy fix by tightly reconnect the hoses.

    You might want to ask was it the job of human or robot to refine the manufacturing process.
     
  4. SUMD

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    This happened to a fellow X owner. Tesla will take care of it in 10 minutes. Don't let this take away from your love for the car – it is still the best vehicle on the planet (in my humble opinion) :)
     
  5. cgiGuy

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    They'll have a software update for it within the next 2-9 months to provide full functionality. ;)
     
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    The washer does not spray. It comes out of the wipers.
     
  7. NerdDoc

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    Nothing come out. How hard is it to access the hose connector?
     
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    Quick update: it was a quick 10 minute fix in the service center. Apparently the line hose from the washer fluid tank was kinked. They just had to unkink it and it's flowing fine right now. I tried not to make a stink about the fact that I just took delivery why wasn't this checked ahead of time.
     
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  9. Tam

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    Does that mean Tesla needs a better hose that is kinked-proof?
     
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    I'm currently driving a marketing P100D, the washer's are completely aweful! It cleans about 1/3 of the driver's side, leaving the part you actually look thru dirty and smeared. I used a gallon of fluid in 200 miles trying to get some residual fluid from the passenger's side (which works great, btw) onto my side every time I needed to clean the window due to traffic. I stopped and looked at the lines and unless it's down under the cowling, I don't see any kinks or such. It does flow some, but not nearly enough to be useful.
     
  11. PedanticOne

    PedanticOne MyTesla Refresh Champion

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    I think they should switch to wireless.
     
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  12. NerdDoc

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    The lines are indeed under the lining. Try having the SC take a look at it. Shouldn't take more than 10 min.
     
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    anyone know of diy way to increase volume of washer fluid/per press ?
     
  14. ModelX

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    I think I just keep holding the button in, or just keep pushing it!
     
  15. DougH

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    My X has this issue. Tesla has had it for two weeks now trying to resolve it.
     
  16. Lysol

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    I was going to add to look at the hose. On our ICE recently, the washer stopped working. I could hear it activating, but no fluid out the sprayer in the hood. Upon opening the hood, I found the entire top of the engine was covered in windshield wiper fluid (a lot of it.. lol). In my case, Mopar updated the design of the sprayers so that the hose has more plastic to connect to so now that problem is fixed.
     
  17. Pwdr Extreme

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    Another big flaw is the sprayers only work on the upstroke of the wiper and not on the downstroke. If they sprayed on the up and the downswing both it would be able to spread much more fluid on the window.
     
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  18. ditzpro

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    This is a ridiculous situation ..My washers have never worked right ..Too little fluid and not in the right places ..Got my "X" in the winter and when Spring arrives , I will have a serious look at revising something ..Can't believe they didn't spend a little more time on an important system ...Very annoying ...Gorgeous windshield that you can't see through .
     
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