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#1176 of 1195 Re: WIND NOISE [carbuyer109]
Jan 10, 2011 (7:34 pm)
Well, I was hopeful. I have a whistle at higher speed (60+) that improves if you set the ventilation to recirculate. I think it has something to do with a leaking sunroof and airflow pulled through it. My weatherstripping doesn't appear to meet in the middle.
#1177 of 1195 Re: WIND NOISE [carbuyer109]
Jan 10, 2011 (7:50 pm)
I have a 2007 Sonata, same mirrors as yours, no whistle that I have noticed. However, different people can be sensitive to different sounds. Very little wind noise at all in fact unless I drive into a strong headwind, as I did on a long trip a couple of weeks ago, then there was some general wind noise at 70 mph cruise. Do you drive in strong winds, or do you hear the whistle even on a calm day? At what speed do you start hearing the whistle? (I do not have a moonroof, fwiw.)
The interesting thing about the whistle is I remember distinctly that one of the justifications HMA made for the 2006-10 USA-spec Sonata not having folding mirrors was to reduce wind noise. I always suspected that was balderdash, and real reason was that fixed mirrors are less expensive.
#1178 of 1195 Re: WIND NOISE [backy]
Jan 10, 2011 (8:03 pm)
I have a 2009 SE with the Kuhmo 17" tires. I'm not sure if we're talking about the same type sound but I have noticed that on a certain type of highway road surface here in Texas I hear a high-pitched whine or whistle. Upon switching to a different type of highway surface it goes away.
I don't remember what type of surface it is that I hear it on but the OP might take this into consideration.
#1179 of 1195 Re: WIND NOISE [carbuyer109]
Jan 10, 2011 (8:06 pm)
Have you had a windshield replaced lately? Check all the trim around the edge to ensure the OEM moulding is complete and with nothing missing or not attached properly right out to the edge in places. This was the cause of an elusive whistle on an X Trail I had. Doesn't take much. Also confirm the wipers have been reattached on their stems so that they rest at the correct position. Those too can cause noise. I feel your pain though, I really don't like wind and road noise. That and poor seats and inadequate HVAC are among my biggest beefs with a car. Many cars will have some noise at 60 to 65+. But if you have whistling at 50 mph, that should be able to be found. Also look for previous mirror damage and gap discrepancy from one side to the next. If one side is wider, try using black tape to close the gap and test again. If you want to try to rule out your driver's door. Tape the entire door up tight, then crawl in from the passenger side. Try it, next, then tape all around the perimeter of where the glass meets the moulding, and test again. Start simple and work your way up to more effort as needed. Speaking of simple...have you confirmed that all the windows are up, in back doors too? Any previous accidents on car?
#1180 of 1195 Re: WIND NOISE [ay50]
Jan 10, 2011 (9:42 pm)
I hear a whine on certain concrete road surfaces also; my Sonata has Kumho Solus tires. But that whine sounds much different than a wind noise.
#1181 of 1195 Re: WIND NOISE [backy]
Jan 11, 2011 (7:20 pm)
I appreciate everyone's input, I will try to reply to everyone's comments so forgive me if this rambles a bit. The noise starts at 40mph and up, I do not have a moonroof, (basic GLS), I bought the car used, nothing about the windshield replaced on the Carfax report, doesn't look replaced, the tires are origional to the car (Michelins I think), doesn't only happen in strong winds, though this does make it worse. Maybe it is the seal around the door, I will have to look into that, maybe a bit of air is entering the cabin. Will check the wipers too (once this storm leaves New York . Thanks again everyone.
#1182 of 1195 Re: WIND NOISE [carbuyer109]
Feb 24, 2011 (2:53 am)
Finally got some warmer weather, found a few small gaps around the drivers side mirror and filled them with black silicone but did not help, do not see any other differences between the drivers and passengers side windows, doors, weather stripping or mirrors but the whistling is very bad, especially when it is windy. Not sure what else to do but take it to dealer. Thanks for everyones ideas.
#1183 of 1195 Re: WIND NOISE [carbuyer109]
Feb 24, 2011 (7:51 pm)
I have an '09 Sonata GLS, haven't noticed any wind noise but I did notice my drivers side mirror weather covering (black triangle surrounding the mirror base) starting to come loose at the top. I am worried about snow and moisture getting behind, freezing and causing difficulty with the mirror. I took it to the dealership, they thought it might be the Weather Tec window shields causing this problem but decided to order a new mirror for my car. It has been so cold and the roads so messed up I would never notice wind noise here in Western New York.
#1184 of 1195 Re: WIND NOISE [retsab]
Feb 26, 2011 (4:40 am)
That is what happened to my drivers mirror so I assumed the gaps were causing the noise, as someone else posted, it doesn't take much, I don't have window shields so I think the mirrors are just seperating. Did you have the dealer replace it or buy and replace yourself. I though about buying an OEM on the web (did this for a Saturn years ago and it was fine). Will cost about $70 this way, the dealer will charge about $300 I imagine including installation costs. It is a high pitched whistle though, not typical wind noise so air must be getting in or around something.
#1185 of 1195 Re: WIND NOISE [carbuyer109]
Feb 26, 2011 (10:21 am)
Dealer is going to replace it under warranty, has been ordered but not installed as of this date. I might have an advantage due to the fact that this car is a replacement for another in a Lemon Law decision 2 years earlier.