Hyundai Tucson Washer Not Working – How To Fix

By Max Anthony •  Updated: 05/14/22 •  3 min read

Hyundai is one of the leading car manufacturers in the world and this is especially true when it comes to its hybrid vehicles. In fact, the Hyundai Tucson is one of the most popular hybrid cars on the market today.

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It has a large following among many people due to its efficient performance and amazing features. However, sometimes problems can occur with Hyundai Tucson models and you will need to know how to fix them so that you can get your vehicle back on the road as soon as possible.

Check if the spray nozzles are clogged

Clogged nozzles are one of the most common reasons why the windscreen washer system in Tucson does not work. They are usually near the bottom of the windshield. There are many dead insects, pollen, and dust that can get deposited there. When the rain runs off, the impurities are collected in the nozzles and gradually clog them.

Before you replace the nozzles, make sure that the fluid is being pumped normally. Take the hose out of the washer nozzle that is on the windshield of your vehicle. Turn on the washer system. As far as you can see, the fluid should be gushing out of the hose.

Make sure the hose isn’t leaking

Check the hose on the washer nozzle that is near the bottom of your windshield. Make sure that it is not leaking. If the pump is working, but the windscreen washer is still not working, Hyundai Tucson owners should check the hoses to see if they are leaky.

If the door hinges are cracked, leaking, or loose, then they must be replaced. It is also recommended that a rubber hose be replaced if the connection point to the nozzle becomes less elastic. A hose can also easily fall off due to vibrations inside the engine compartment.

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Check for pump failure

A faulty pump is one of the most common reasons why Tucson windscreen washer does not work. The most common cause of this problem is water leaking into the engine compartment through leaks or cracks in hoses or gaskets. If there is a leak, then Tucson owners should have it repaired as soon as possible.

When you turn on the windshield washers on your Hyundai Tucson, and you do not hear the pump whirring, you should first check that the fuse for the pump is blown. If the fuse is not blown, check to see if the pump has power helping it operate.

See if the switch is faulty

Another common problem with Tucson windscreen washers is the switch. You turn on the switch to activate the windshield washer on your Hyundai Tucson, but nothing happens. The pump is not working and you are not seeing any volts on your multimeter near the pump’s electrical connector.

In rare cases, it is possible that the problem is caused by faulty switches. Then, to diagnose this problem, take the switch from inside the Tucson, and test it with a multimeter.

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Max Anthony

Max is a gizmo-savvy guy, who has a tendency to get pulled into the nitty gritty details of technology and cars. He attended UT Austin, where he studied Information Science. He’s married and has three kids, one dog and a GMC truck and a Porsche 911. With a large family, he still finds time to share tips and tricks on cars, trucks and more.

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