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Title says it all. I'm still new enough with my Volt that I'm still working out my maintenance routine.
 

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Actually, no it does not. At least, not on mine...
 

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I wonder how much fluid you'd waste to just make sure. Would look rather hilarious just sitting there blasting away at the windshield. Or even better, while driving, just to empty the reservoir.
 

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I've never received a warning on mine and have run it dry numerous times...
 

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Anything in the owner's manual?
 

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I actually did go through the manual on this. No mention of a low level warning but a number of mentions of regularly checking your windshield washer fluid levels. Based on my review of the manual, there is no warning indicator, you are on your own.
 

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According to the GM parts catalog, there's a level sensor in there.
 

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According to the GM parts catalog, there's a level sensor in there.
I think that's just to prevent the washer pump from running when empty. It's also how some cars get the low washer fluid notification. One of the things I'm having to adjust to in an EV is that a lot of the routine maintenance I did with my ICE vehicles was timed based on gas refueling and oil changes. I'm not going to be able to use those as my triggers anymore. For instance, I should probably already have gone an rotated my tires (5K miles) but since I don't care if I wear them out early I'll wait until 12K miles when I get the oil changed for free. I suspect the OLM will still read over 70% but my dealership won't hassle me about it.
 

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There is most definitely a sensor. The car will start alerting you right before you run completely out, and will continue to do so every single time you turn on the car. I've been dismissing the warning for over a week now. Keep forgetting to go get some washer fluid!
 

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I think that's just to prevent the washer pump from running when empty. It's also how some cars get the low washer fluid notification. about it.
As long as you pull the lever, the pump will still run, empty or not.
 

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My 2017 Premier does and it just started displaying every time I start the car.

Slightly different topic but related... I cannot seem to find in the manual or elsewhere the volume of the washer fluid reservoir. I'm looking to refill with a concentrate and want to be able to properly mix the solution.
 

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Make the mix before you pour it in.
 

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That's the plan but I would like to know if I need to prepare 1 gallon or 2 gallons to fully fill the reservoir...
 

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If you can't find the volume levels of the reservoir, just fill with regular stuff first time and see how much it takes. Or even water and then use it quickly in the first few days and you'll know how much to put in. Just offering a Plan B and C. Good to know it does have the indicator (seems like a basic/standard feature).
 

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I filled mine when the message popped up and it took almost a whole jug of fluid
Good. This means that empty it should take the entire gallon.
 

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My 2017 says "1 US" on the spout. It is very hard to see in the white plastic. So, probably a gallon is about right.

funny how the manuals just say fill until full.

I guess it would be pretty easy to siphon it empty, fill till full, siphon again and measure. Not sure how motivated I feel about it.
 
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