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#18296 of 20187 2013 Ford Fusion Terrible wind noise with windows down
Jun 03, 2013 (7:08 pm)
Im just gonna throw this out here and see if anyone else has noticed this issue. I just purchased a 2013 Ford Fusion SE about three weeks ago .. it has approximately 700 miles on it and I really do not like it . I traded my 05 expedition and at this point would do anything to have it back .. with that said... have any of you driven your '13 fusion with the windows down ... the noise is terrible .. i mean just unbearable ... I can only compare the noise in my car from the wind or whatever causes it to standing under a helicopter that has the blades spinning at full force, the noise hurt my ears so bad i cannot ride with the window down ... I think this is unacceptable . The salesman says that i should just ride with the windows up and the air conditioner on .. this was his solution ... any comments ? solutions? similar complaints? I live in upstate NY ... we like to ride with the windows down . Also at 400 miles the brake rotors (all four of them) had grooves worn into them and when you step on the brake it makes a terrible noise and the front end vibrates its really awful .
#18297 of 20187 Re: 2013 Ford Fusion Terrible wind noise with windows down [ethel6932]
Jun 04, 2013 (2:46 am)
Don't know why your brakes are bad already, did the dealer miss something in prep?
As for the noise with window down, this is pretty common with a lot of cars, that said it normally happens with just one, or sometimes with just the front windows down, normally if you open the rear windows a bit too this stops the noise, hopefully that is the case with your car.
#18298 of 20187 Re: 2013 Ford Fusion Terrible wind noise with windows down [ethel6932]
Jun 04, 2013 (4:47 am)
We own a 2011 Sonata 2.0T and a 2014 Mazda 6. BOTH cars have that same "chopper blade" sound when you only have the rear windows fully (half way) down at Highway speeds. I attribute it to the new, almost flat, sloping rear window style that traps the air above the rear deck.
Try experimenting with different levels on the rear windows and opening the fronts too. As for the brakes, demand better.....
#18299 of 20187 Re: 2013 Ford Fusion Terrible wind noise with windows down [tundradweller1]
Jun 04, 2013 (6:59 am)
I've found that opening the passenger front window to varying degree plus the driver's rear window (again to varying degree) provides good flow-through ventilation with minimal noise and wind buffeting of the driver. It's worked on lots of cars over the years. Try it and experiment.
#18300 of 20187 Re: 2013 Ford Fusion Terrible wind noise with windows down [ethel6932]
Jun 04, 2013 (7:08 am)
scwmcan is correct. This noise occurs in every modern car (2000+) I've driven. I just open one of the rear windows a bit and it corrects the annoying...pulsating sound.
The brake rotors at 400 miles sounds like a problem...and the vibrating as well.
I've warped rotors on a very hot day driving through a puddle (central TX summer), but I imagine at this time of year in NY you wouldn't have this problem.
I drove a Focus SE (auto and manual) and I thought it was a great car for the price. To me it just seems like a brake issue that Ford should happily repair under warranty.
Are there any other issues or things you don't like about the car? It seems extreme to want to get rid of it; I think you'd take a huge loss.
#18301 of 20187 My next car will be a 2013 Camry or Accord
Jun 04, 2013 (7:41 am)
#18302 of 20187 Re: 2013 Ford Fusion Terrible wind noise with windows down [ethel6932]
Jun 04, 2013 (7:52 am)
I have never heard of anyone having problems like this. Take it to dealer service, have the mechanic pull all four wheels and look at the brakes with him. Then have the mechanic take a ride with you so he can also experience your wind issues.
#18303 of 20187 Re: Mazda 6 - no heated steering wheel? [cski]
Jun 04, 2013 (8:02 am)
I'm buying a mid-sized sedan this fall and am playing it pretty safe- It's between Camry and Accord- but I'm still not sure which one I'll get.
Here's my list so far of why I should buy each of them, it might help anyone else looking between these two also.
Accord EX (Not standard with Camry): $23,600 TrueCar.com Price as of today
Turn signal indicator mirrors
Automatic temperature control
Telescoping steering wheel
Fully automatic headlights
IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus award
Eight-way power-adjustable driverís seat with power lumbar support
Passive keyless entry and push-button start
Camera mounted in passenger side-view mirror
Better gas millage
8in LCD display
Better horse power
Camry SE (Not standard on Accord): $20,800 TrueCar.com Price as of today
Reliable (Seems less issues with the Camry than Accord in general)
2 yr free maintenance
Quiet and Comfortable ride
not first year remodel
Leatherette with cloth inserts seats standard
Lower cost (buying and ownership)
No CVT or direct injection engine (could give me trouble down the road)
Most important to me:
1. Reliability- Camry
2. Int. look and feel.- Camry
3. Ext. Look- Accord
4. Stereo- Camry
5. How it drives- Accord
6. Cost- Camry
7. Gas mileage- Accord
8. Gadgets- Accord
9. Safety- Accord
10. Cost of ownership- Camry
It all comes down to what is the most important and what is a deal breaker I guess.
Anyone else with a list of things you like and don't like please share!
Jun 04, 2013 (8:05 am)
I never once said, or implied, it was a deal breaker. My point was only to have someone consider that sometimes others live where it is so cold, that unless they lived it, they might not otherwise be able to relate to the virtues of a heated steering wheel option.
Furthermore, there are people that suffer from Raynaud's disease. It is more common than you might think. Since you don't have it, consider yourself fortunate.
#18305 of 20187 Re: Mazda 6 - no heated steering wheel? [wayne21]
Jun 04, 2013 (8:06 am)
LOL. Well, when you live that far north, the only vehicles at stoplight's are front end loaders and Ice road truckers.
Why a diesel Smart convertible in Canada? It sounds like the least likely car to see in the great white north!