In this guide, you will find step-by-step instructions on how to add windshield washer fluid on a Volvo. 

The windshield washer symbol stays on when the washer fluid level is low. windshield washer fluid level low warning message on dashboard instrument cluster

What you will need


  1. Park your Volvo on level ground. Set the parking brakes. Turn off the engine.Volvo add windshield washer fluid
  2. Pull the hood release under the dashboard. It is located on the driver's side, below the dash. Missing media item.
  3. Locate the windshield washer fluid reservoir. The cap has the wiper symbol on windshield washer fluid reservoir locationOn this Volvo, it is often located on the driver side of the engine. Missing media item.
  4. Remove the cap by lifting it up. Add windshield fluid washer until you bring the level just below the cap. Missing media item.

In this guide, you will learn how to add windshield washer fluid on Volvo vehicles such as S60, V70, XC70, XC90, S40, V50, C30, C70, S80, XC60.

When your Volvo wiper fluid is low, you will get a warning on the dashboard saying "Windshield Fluid Low", "Washer Fluid Low" or "Fill Windshield Wiper Fluid" or the windshield fluid light will come on.

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Thank you for this great step by step post. Just got my first car which is a Volvo S60. At first looked for insturctions on the owners manual but that didn't help me much. This was perfects. Thanks again.