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Volkswagen Tiguan Owners Manual: Checking and refilling windshield washer fluid

Fig. 91 In the engine compartment: Cap of the windshield washer fluid reservoir.

Read and follow the introductory information and safety information firstIntroduction to the subject 

Check the windshield washer fluid level regularly and refill as necessary.

  • Open the engine hood  ⇒  .
  • The windshield washer fluid reservoir can be identified by the symbol on its cap ⇒ Fig. 91 .
  • Check if there is still enough windshield washer fluid in the reservoir.
  • Refill with an appropriate windshield washer fluid that is recommended by Volkswagen ⇒ . Follow the directions on the container.
  • In cold weather, always use a special windshield washer antifreeze solution that will help keep the water from freezing ⇒ .

Recommended cleaners

  • For the warmer months, Windscreen Clear Summer- G 052 184 A1 - or equivalent. Mixing ratio 1:100 (1 part concentrate to 100 parts water) in the windshield washer reservoir.
  • All-season Windscreen Clear- G 052 164 A2 - or equivalent. the mixing ratio in winter to 0 °F (-18 °C) about 1:2 (1 part concentrate to 2 parts water), otherwise, mixing ratio 1:4 in the windshield washer reservoir.

Filling capacity

The windshield washer fluid reservoir holds about 3.2 qts. (3.0 liters) ; in vehicles with a headlight cleaning system about 7.4 qts. (7.0 liters).


Never mix antifreeze or similar additives into the windshield washer reservoir. This could produce an oily film on the windshield, which would considerably reduce visibility.
  • Use clear water with a cleaning solution recommended by Volkswagen.
  • If necessary, blend with a suitable windshield washer fluid antifreeze agent.


  • Never mix cleaning solutions recommended by Volkswagen with other cleaning agents. If you do, this could cause sediments or other by-products that can clog the windshield wiper nozzles.
  • When refilling, do not confuse one type of operating liquid with another! Otherwise serious malfunctions and engine damage can occur!
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