You seem to be contradicting yourself... If the system starts to work again after heating the nozzles, then that supports the notion that the fluid is freezing.Around 10 degrees. It is not the fluid. My husband's GM works fine and so do all of my friends' cars. It is specifically my car and once my husband spends time heating the nozzles, the washers work again. So the fluid is not frozen, it is at the nozzle.
I just want to confirm... you're saying you did fully drain and re-fill the fluid on a <6 month old vehicle? You didn't say that in your original post, so I'm suspect about it and want to confirm that. Just "topping it off" is not the same thing.Rated to -30. Same as in my husband's GM and daughter's KIA. They aren't having this problem.
No freezing rain for me - it blocked overnight, no precip, desert dry conditions. And while it can be a user problem, all of the washer fluid put in the MDX up to that period was done by the dealer.My money is on inadequate fluid, or freezing rain / sleet blocking them. Inadequate fluid is a user problem
In my case it is either an Acura fault (design, or fluid not adequate) or an Acura dealer fault (cheaped out on the fluid). They own it.That is not an Acura fault.
wiper fluid would not be a factory warranted item in my humble opinion. Unless I paid the dealer to drain and change it - or for a specific "Winterizing the car service", I'd think Acura would simply point to the warranty and say -your responsibility, not ours - just the same as brakes and tires wear, wiper blades get old etc. maintaining tire pressure - slowing down on ice etc. Imagine the logic that car manufacturers would have to change the wiper blades too from summer to winter blades to keep them from tearing, automatically adjust tires pressures when the seasons change, or turn the windshield defrost on only in certain conditions is asking a bit much in my opinion. The only argument I would buy that they are responsible is if the pump seized up in normal temperatures from other than frozen water. Acura isn't responsible if some kid sticks his tongue on the hood ornament in sub zero temps and his tongue freezes to the hood. Life 101. Change the washer fluid when it gets cold. We live in a warm climate but when we go to the Sierras in the winter even on a sunny day I carry chains and make sure the washer fluid and radiator fluid is the correct kind before we leave.No freezing rain for me - it blocked overnight, no precip, desert dry conditions. And while it can be a user problem, all of the washer fluid put in the MDX up to that period was done by the dealer.
In my case it is either an Acura fault (design, or fluid not adequate) or an Acura dealer fault (cheaped out on the fluid). They own it.