2014 Mazda 3: Windshield Washers Serviced
July 09, 2014
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.
Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor @ 8,920 miles