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I may have found the max wind load for the pano roof

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Az_Rael, May 13, 2017.

  1. Az_Rael

    Az_Rael Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2016
    Palmdale, CA
    Driving home on a typical "breezy" day for the Antelope Valley, I had some issues with my pano roof closing properly. I was driving about 65mph with a 40mph headwind and the pano open. I turned south onto the freeway and decided to close the roof since it gets a lot louder in a crosswind situation.

    When I closed it, it acquired an awful whistle like it hadn't seated properly. I vented it and cycled it open/closed a couple of times while at freeway speeds, but couldn't get the noise to stop. After I exited the freeway, I was able to cycle it open then closed while at a stop sign which seemed to cure the problem.

    My current theory is 40mph winds and freeway speeds might have been blowing one of the seals around or something and it couldn't seat right.

    Anyone else have trouble with it in high wind situations?
  2. Xenoilphobe

    Xenoilphobe Active Member

    Jan 2, 2014
    Fairfax County, Virginia
    Open a another window to reduce the cockpit pressure and it will close, option 2 is to slow down it will seat correctly - all three of my Model S's have done this.....
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