Topping Up Windshield Washer Fluid
The only reservoir into which you can add fluid is the windshield washer fluid reservoir, which is located behind the front trunk. When the level is low, a message displays on the touchscreen.
To top up the washer fluid:
1. Open the hood.
2. Clean around the filler cap before opening it to prevent dirt from entering the reservoir.
3. Open the filler cap.
4. While avoiding spilling, fill the reservoir until the fluid level is visible just below the filler neck. The reservoir of Tesla model Y has a capacity of 4.5 liters.
5. Wipe up any spills immediately and wash the affected area with water.
6. Replace the filler cap.
NOTE: Some national or local regulations restrict the use of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). VOCs are commonly used as antifreeze in washer fluid. Use a washer fluid with limited VOC content only if it provides adequate freeze resistance for all climates in which you drive Model Y.
CAUTION: Do not add formulated washer fluids that contain water repellent or bug wash. These fluids can cause streaking, smearing, and squeaking or other noises.
WARNING: In temperatures below 40° F (4° C), use a washer fluid with antifreeze. In cold weather, using a washer fluid without antifreeze can impair visibility through the windshield.
WARNING: Windshield washer fluid can irritate eyes and skin. Read and observe the instructions provided by the washer fluid manufacturer.
To perform a single wipe with the windshield wipers, press and immediately release the button on the end of the turn signal stalk. To adjust the continuous wiper settings, touch the windshield wiper icon located in the “Cards” area on the touchscreen. The wiper card displays the current state of the wipers.
NOTE: When you operate the wipers, the headlights automatically turn on (if they were not on already).
CAUTION: To avoid damaging the hood, ensure that the hood is fully closed before activating the windshield wipers.
1. Turn the wipers on or off.
2. Adjust the speed of the wipers.
◦ 1: Intermittent, slow
◦ 2: Intermittent, fast
◦ 3: Continuous, slow
◦ 4: Continuous, fast
◦ AUTO: Tesla Model Y detects whether or not it is raining. When wipers are set to AUTO and liquid is detected on the windshield, Model Y determines the optimal frequency at which they should wipe. If Model Y does not detect liquid on the windshield, the wipers do not wipe.
NOTE: If the AUTO setting is selected but becomes unavailable, the wipers change to the manual setting (one of the first four positions) that is closest to the latest determined AUTO wiping frequency. If the latest wiping frequency cannot be determined, the wipers turn off.
CAUTION: Ensure the wipers are off before washing Model Y to avoid the risk of damaging the wipers.
Periodically check and clean the edge of the wiper blades. If a blade is damaged, replace it immediately.
CAUTION: Remove ice from the windshield before turning the wipers on. Ice has sharp edges that can damage the rubber on the blades.
CAUTION: In harsh climates, ensure that the wiper blades are not frozen or adhered to the windshield.
Fully press and hold the button on the end of the turn signal stalk to spray washer fluid onto the windshield. While spraying the windshield, the wipers turn on. After releasing the button, the wipers perform two additional wipes, then a third wipe a few seconds later. Periodically top up washer fluid