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#1 of 23 Help with Wind Noise 2006 Toyota Corolla
Dec 28, 2006 (6:41 pm)
We recently purchased a 2006 Toyota Corolla and when driving on an open highway there is a whistling noise on the front side of the car on the drivers side. Have had into the service dept and they changed the seal around the exterior mirror but did not help. Please advise.
#2 of 23 Corolla wind noise
Dec 31, 2006 (8:56 am)
Has your dealer heard the noise or are they guessing from your description? We have had the top windsheild mouldings buzz at hi speeds,especially in cross winds, on these.
#3 of 23 Re: Help with Wind Noise 2006 Toyota Corolla [jjame00]
Mar 16, 2007 (9:16 am)
have you gotten this whistling resolved?
I just bought an '06 Corolla in January, and notice this on especially windy days. It's always when I'm on the highway (65mph+). I think if you turn the fan on (whether vent, a/c, whatever) it minimizes it slightly. But a "real" solution would be great. I just dread having to take it in and try to describe what it sounds like, and them not be able to reproduce it, and have it just drag on and on like that.... I bought a bumper to bumper extended warranty, so I'm not concerned about that - I just discovered the seat belt in the back seat doesn't latch, so will need to take it in soon anyway.
Any info you can provide would be appreciated!
#4 of 23 Re: Help with Wind Noise 2006 Toyota Corolla [dfwdraco76]
Mar 25, 2007 (7:35 pm)
We also have this same problem. Usually it's at 70+ MPH but it's extrememly annoying. The radio barely drowns it out! My assumption is that when the right wind velocity blows into the vents a certain way it vibrates a semi-flimsy source causing the high frequency whirring. I knew that Toyota wouldn't be able to fix it, too. However, I bet the testers for Toyota are well aware of this glitch but probably thought it was too costly to remodel. PLEASE let us know if you've resolved this annoyance!
#6 of 23 Re: Help with Wind Noise 2006 Toyota Corolla [jjame00]
Apr 01, 2007 (11:35 am)
My 2006 Corolla S does the same thing. The dealer could not dublicate the problem and they said it might be the outside mirror causing the whisling noise. But when on cold days it feels like a draft.
#7 of 23 Re: Corolla wind noise [dadof6]
Apr 06, 2007 (11:17 am)
I have the same issue with my 06' Corolla, wind noise at 70+ mph . Most other forums I checked out stated that the noise was due to winshield not being sealed in properly. So I'll be off to the dealer ( while the car is still under warranty) trying to explain this issue to them.
Never had any such issue with my 04' Camry, 07 ES350 or 06' Sienna. I guess Toyota provides little quality control over an economy car.
#8 of 23 Re: wind noise [dfwdraco76]
Apr 07, 2007 (1:30 pm)
The noise comes from the trim moulding at the top of the windsheild buzzing when the wind is at the correct speed & angle across it and is nearly impossible to duplicate.
Glue/sealing the moulding to the windsheild will cure it. It takes a good body shop all of about 5 minutes to perform this repair.
The windsheild does not need to come out do this.
#9 of 23 Re: wind noise [dadof6]
May 02, 2007 (5:13 pm)
Here's a video that shows how bad mine was -- of course this was taken during a strong, continuous wind.
After getting back from vacation the Toyota dealership saw the video and had my windshield replaced - and I've had no problems since.
#10 of 23 Re: wind noise [dfwdraco76]
May 03, 2007 (3:17 pm)
Cool video! Too bad they overkilled the repair with a windsheild replacement.