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2014 Mazda 3: Windshield Washers Serviced

July 09, 2014

2014 Mazda 3

One day recently, the windshield washers in our long-term 2014 Mazda 3 refused to wash the associated windshield.

Instead of being deposited on the windshield, the washing agent would collect in a puddle beneath the car. Great for keeping the pavement hydrated; suboptimal when it comes to having an optically transparent windshield.

Cue ominous music?

Nah. Our local dealer blew some compressed air through the hose to dislodge a foreign object that was blocking the hose. A pebble? Chewing gum? Jimmy Hoffa's body? Who knows. Said object is almost certainly in low earth orbit by now.

The washers again work as intended.

No charge.

Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor @ 8,920 miles

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