Last post on Nov 22, 2012 at 4:59 AM
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#5 of 14 Re: Chevrolet Impala: Wind Noise [ryster]
Nov 07, 2006 (6:55 pm)
OK, maybe a 4 cylinder Camry XLE will be a better choice. It should be quiet and comfortable enough for long trips and get slightly better highway mileage with much higher city mileage.
#6 of 14 Re: Chevrolet Impala: Wind Noise [jaxs1]
Jul 29, 2011 (4:27 pm)
My 09 Impala develops an annoying wind noise from the driver side (window?/door?) from 40-45 MPH on up. Did that from the get-go.
I've had it in three times voicing that complaint, and each time when I picked the car up they've told me they've 'adjusted the door but that they can do that just so many times'.
It's hard to trouble shoot when in motion, but I'm sure a dealer has ways to shoot air around the seals and see what the problem is.
Yet, the problem persists. My dealer is highly-rated, but the next time I get a request to rate their service, I'm going to tell it like it is.
Sep 21, 2011 (1:06 pm)
i have the same wind noice but its not the door its the front window and i to have the same flimsy plastick trim wonder if removing it is a good idea or not
#8 of 14 08 IMPALA DRIVERS SIDE WIND NOISE
Feb 28, 2012 (10:00 pm)
I recently purchased an 2008 Impala and have the problem that several of the other writers in this blog do, driver's side wind noice at highway speeds.
What I do not see is/are any possible realistic solutions to the problem. I do not consider buying the next years version or buy a different brand an answer. I have owned Toyota's in the past, they also have their problems.
Someone must know how to get rid of it! In my car the area of the window wind noise is about three or four inches long at the top of the window and always in the same place.
Any possible solutions would be greatly appreciated.
#10 of 14 2012 Impala LTZ Wind Noise
Nov 16, 2012 (5:20 am)
I wish I had seen this blog before I bought this car, which I did two weeks ago. I probably would not have bought it. Now that I have taken in out on the highway at 50-60, I too hear an irritating high wind noise from somewhere. Not sure of the source. I have played with open/closing windows one at a time, and the sun roof. I see no change. Otherwise I love the car. But of course that's why I bought it!
I am wondering how I can deal with correcting this, or if I even can? Should I spend time at the dealer service to try to get them to deal with it? Or do I have to bite the bullet and turn the radio volume up to cover up the noise? Which helps.
#11 of 14 Re: 2012 Impala LTZ Wind Noise [clamman69]
Nov 16, 2012 (8:16 am)
If you do decide to get this checked out with your dealership, please keep us updated on how your visit goes. We can be reached at socialmediagm.com if you should need anything (include your name, contact information, and the last 8 digits of your VIN with your inquiry).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#12 of 14 Re: 2012 Impala LTZ Wind Noise [gmcustsvc]
Nov 16, 2012 (4:24 pm)
Thanks. I called the GM dealer service department, and asked them if they had encountered any noise problems with the Impala before. Of course they said no - not with the Impala anyway. Anyway, he was nice enuff, and very receptive to looking at my car ant testing it extensively for the noise problem. I put him off until after Thanksgiving, at which time I will turn the car over to him for as long as he wants. The car is under warranty, which should be in my favor. We shall see. This is a disappointment to me. I have owned GM for a long time. In fact, I am driving an S10 right now. And, this Impala replaces a 2001.
#13 of 14 Re: 2012 Impala LTZ Wind Noise [clamman69]
Nov 19, 2012 (6:45 am)
Good morning John,
I'm glad to hear that you had a good interaction with your dealership of choice and look forward to hearing back from you after your appointment post-Thanksgiving. I hope you have a great, family-filled holiday!
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#14 of 14 2012 Impala LTZ Wind Noise
Nov 22, 2012 (4:59 am)
It is Thanksgiving Day, and of course I have not done anything on all this yet. However, I did take note of the crazy tires/rims on this car, and I have to wonder if just maybe the noise I am hearing isn't coming from the spinning rims/tires? There is a lot of air space between the ten spokes of the rim. So much space that I can clearly see much of the brake rotor. I think the rims are 18", and the tires are super thin-something new to this old man.
Just a thought.