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    Last winter it seemed as though the windshield washer fluid froze at temps below 25 degrees F. That was using the Honda washer fluid that came in the vehicle when purchased. I also tried couple of other brands... about the same results. While I didn't check the fluid reservoir, (guess that was a dumb move) I'm fairly sure the nozzle and lines are the culprit. Anyone with this problem?
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    You should let the old fluid (apparently a summer blend) drain out by using it until empty and poor in a good winter blend.
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    I read somewhere that the fluid supplied with the vehicle is NOT able to withstand freezing temperatures.

    I would strongly suggest you use up the remaining contents of that fluid and find some sub-zero antifreeze. You will find some at a gas station.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdugan7000 View Post
    You should let the old fluid (apparently a summer blend) drain out by using it until empty and poor in a good winter blend.
    Bought the CR-V in October. Guess I thought Honda would have been smart enough to use all weather washer fluid. Stupid me
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    Quote Originally Posted by apexer View Post
    Bought the CR-V in October. Guess I thought Honda would have been smart enough to use all weather washer fluid. Stupid me
    Once Honda delivered it to the Honda franchised dealer, it's the responsibility of the dealer to make sure of that kind of stuff. You might want to request a copy of the PDI sheets to see what else they may have missed when they prepped your vehicle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 'Curly Q Links' View Post
    Once Honda delivered it to the Honda franchised dealer, it's the responsibility of the dealer to make sure of that kind of stuff. You might want to request a copy of the PDI sheets to see what else they may have missed when they prepped your vehicle.

    I have that but its just too easy to check off the blocks and not actually do the work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by apexer View Post
    I have (the PDI checklist) but its just too easy to check off the blocks and not actually do the work.
    Yeah. Several members have found 40+ PSI in their tires, missing license plate brackets, other boo-boos.

    Funny how the pimple-faaced kid that couldn't qualify for a job at McDonalds ends up doing the PDI on your brand-new HONDA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 'Curly Q Links' View Post
    Yeah. Several members have found 40+ PSI in their tires, missing license plate brackets, other boo-boos.

    Funny how the pimple-faaced kid that couldn't qualify for a job at McDonalds ends up doing the PDI on your brand-new HONDA.
    That would be funny if it weren't true
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    When I took delivery of my V, the sheet said full tank of gas...NOT it was nearly empty. Right then I knew not to believe what was on the check list.
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    I also had 1/2 tank rather than full when I got the car. I was on a wait list to add side moldings and mentioned it when I brought the car back - they topped it off when the moldings were put on.
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