Submitted by switters on Tue, 2019-12-17 09:25
Just took delivery of a new MX.
I live in a winter climate. The other day I was driving on the highway in snowy conditions. Dirt/ice/snow was getting on the windshield, and I tried using the wiper fluid to clear it. i noticed that the fluid does not spray onto the windshield as it does in every other car I have owned. It seems to spray out almost horizontally along the wipers themselves. Is this the expected behavior? At first, I thought that Tesla may have delivered the car to me with no wiper fluid. I checked the reservoir with a flashlight and couldn't see any fluid—at least it's not full to the level where I can see it in the neck of the reservoir.
Also, the wiper fluid didn't seem very effective. There were still streaks of ice/water on the windshield even after doing several cycles. I'm curious what kind of wiper fluid folks in winter climates are using? The user manual says not to use things like Rain-X or fluids that have bug repellent.