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Toyota Camry, Sedan
#14 of 45 Opinions will vary....
Aug 21, 2009 (4:08 am)
Based on the car(s) you are already used to. The '09 4 Cyl LE I leased was less refined in just about all areas compared to the '97 4 Cyl LE I turned in. After complaining, one person at the dealership asked me whether that '97 was assembled in Japan and yes it was. Go figure.
The '09 suffers from more wind, road and rain noise. Yes, rain noise....Heck, it sounds like someone is popping corn during anything beyond a drizzle. However, the road noise is exacerbated by the POS Michelin tires Toyota chose for better MPG.
#15 of 45 Re: Opinions will vary.... [oparr]
Aug 21, 2009 (8:48 am)
Just about all the reviews vs. other cars in this class show the Camry to be one of the quietest cars in this class.
#16 of 45 Re: Opinions will vary.... [oparr]
Aug 21, 2009 (12:11 pm)
The '09 suffers from more wind, road and rain noise
I haven't really noticed that problem on mine. However, I think they have cheapened up the materials like everyone else.
#18 of 45 Re: 2010 Toyota Wind Noise /Air Turbulence [jimcar22]
Aug 21, 2009 (4:42 pm)
Worse still, not only does your Camry have the noise you described but my 2008 Lexus 350 (same body style as the Camry) had the same noise. I was really disappointed that Lexus produced a car that had the noise you described. I tried my best to get rid of the noise and could not do it so I got rid of the car.
#19 of 45 2010 Toyota Wind Noise /Air Turbulence
Sep 10, 2009 (7:50 am)
I'm still looking for people who have experienced wind turbulence on their 2006 -2010 Camry's. My encouragement is to write letters and send emails to Toyota Corp. urging them to look harder at the problem and hopefully create a retrofit to reduce or fix the turbulence issue. It is designed in and no amount of adjustments or new rubber molding is going to fix it. If you hate this problem but love the rest of your Camry, ask Toyota to do something about it. So far all I'm getting is lip service and apologies.. It can be improved if they get enough pressure to do it. Let me know if you need phone numbers and addresses.
#20 of 45 Re: Opinions will vary.... [oparr]
Sep 12, 2009 (7:14 pm)
Sorry to hear that.
I have not paid attention to this topic before and was pretty much set to buy XLE V6 which I test drove 4 hours ago. After driving on highway 50-70 mph wind noise was so loud on both sides (driver and passenger) that we walked away from the deal at the end and feel very good that we DID so. I really think it has more to do with body shape, mirror location than anything else. It reminded of 1997 Blazer I owned while ago. Oh man, I was glad when that car was gone ....
The car we were attempting to replace was 2001 Avalon XL with 90K.Super quiet comparing to XLE. You can hear mosquito on the back window when driving.
I guess it all depends where you are coming from. When I made the transition from Blazer to Avalon, it was like going to heaven. I guess if you own a "blazer" now, you may think this is normal. I definitely do not want to go back ....
#21 of 45 Re: 2010 Toyota Wind Noise /Air Turbulence [210delray]
Oct 16, 2009 (12:59 pm)
almost purchased a new 2010 camry XLE today and then lowered the back window and the noise was unbearable at around 25mpg. Either back window or both. Sounded like something was flapping around. If you lower the front window it decreases somewhat. If the rear window(s) is partially open, less of an issue. Salesman said that was caused by the design of the air flow?? tracks or something? Said to drive with windows closed.... ha
My 2000 camry does not have this issue. Has anyone esle found the problem to be annoying to the max??
#22 of 45 Re: 2010 Toyota Wind Noise /Air Turbulence [jefarl]
Oct 16, 2009 (6:42 pm)
Yes, this is common in today's cars, and some owner's manuals even refer to it. It's sometimes referred to as "helicoptering" because of the loud, pulsating sound. The solution is to open the front side window diagonally opposite the open rear window. In physics, the phenomenon is known as the Helmholtz effect, the same kind of resonance if you blow across the top of an empty soda or beer bottle.
It's not a problem for me, because I never drive with the rear windows open, usually only the sunroof.
#23 of 45 Re: 2010 Toyota Wind Noise /Air Turbulence [jefarl]
Oct 16, 2009 (7:54 pm)
The more and more these vehicles get sealed, double and even triple door seals an the cabin exhauster port minimized, the higher level the helicoptering noise will rise.