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I went to the dealer, they flushed out the washer fluid and put in new fluid. It was actually the same brand we had in the car already, Blue Fluid -20F from Home Depot. The service advisor told me that it could be a nozzle problem or tank problem. Since they worked on it, it started working in the front, the rear works sometimes. It seems to be related temperature when we get a deep freeze in Chicago. They told me to watch it for now and see if it happens again. The funny thing is that the advisor told me that it could be the Japanese parts from Honda. When I proceeded to ask if he owned an Acura and had kids, he told me that he bought a Mercedes SUV for his wife and children. Which I thought was a really odd way to promote his product? But everything is working now, I bought -30F washer fluid, I'm getting regular car washes to keep the nozzles clean, not sure what else to do at this point. I gave my wife my car and I'm driving the Acura to make sure it doesn't happen again.Report it
FYI not all fluid are made equally. I have seen claimed -45 C fluid froze as soon as it hits my windshield in -25 C weather. Switched to a more expensive brand and the problem went away.Report it
Don't know who to blame, but the windshield washer fluid should not frozen, unless there is too much water in it, it should stay as liquid the same as antifreeze coolant in your radiator, you may also check with the dealer if they or manufacturer put a washer fluid that is not suitable for your area, there are different temperature rated fluid such as 32 degree or 0 degree, -20 degree etc, anyway there is nothing related to the car itself.Report it
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