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I mentioned elsewhere that I thought I had my fist glitch when my Wiper Fluid Low incon illuminated during a drive. I checked it and sure enough it was low. The tank is really not very visible, so I will be relying on the indicator to let me know when to add fluid. What probably caused the problem in the first place is that the vent line, visible by leaning over the car and looking back under the fender and slightly rearward. The tip from the reservoir that the vent line goes onto is vertical, the line was way longer than it needs to be and needs to bend to hook to the side of the filler port at a horizontal angle. This created a kink in the line. So, when one goes to fill it, it appears that the filler port backs up quickly and you are full. Bad design.

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A simple fix would be to have an L-fitting placed directly above the reservoir tip with enough tubing to seal between the two, then a straight horizontal shot to the filler cap tip. There would be no way to kink the line with this config. Something like the little guy on the right in this pic:


I am hoping Fisker does this, because I don't want to have to do it myself and void the warranty. Considering the warning Fisker put in the Owner's Manual about the possible damage that washer fluid can cause, the fact that the reservoir does not fill right, causing it to spill all over the place, is definitely a flaw and should be fixed by Fisker. Because if they don't fix it, and I have a component damaged by washer fluid and they say it was negligence on my part, and therefore not covered under warranty, I will have the documentation (my e-mails to them) that I alerted them to the problem and they decided not to fix it. I'm not saying, I'm just saying. ;-)
 

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Anything is possible, but not necessarily advisable, especially in a sub-zero environment. My dealer said he would forward the info to Fisker. As I said before, definitely something they should fix, nuff said.[hr]
Found a better source and pricing:

http://www.fastfittings.com/plastic-union-elbow

A fix that would cost Fisker $1.50 tops plus 5 minutes of labor (which probably is a minimum of 1/2 hour charge, but I am not sure how that works between the dealer and HQ) to pull the line measure, cut, insert the union elbow and reconnect the ends.
 

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I am guessing so by reference of how they plan on fixing it for cars in the field, for which I have a simple answer. You send the parts and instructions to all the dealers. Once they are ready to execute. You send and e-mail, call the owner, etc and let them know "Hey, we have discovered an issue regarding the washer fluid reservoir vent line that may make filling it very difficult and messy, please call and schedule with your local Fisker dealer to have this issue fixed with a simple 10 minute procedure."
 
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