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Shrieking sunroof

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by Patrick W, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. Patrick W

    Patrick W Active Member

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    Definitely what can be called a "first world problem" but anytime when at highway speed and I open the sunroof to just beyond the vent position (typically 12-15%) there is a very loud, shrieking wind noise. And I do mean REALLY loud.

    Also happens anytime the roof passes through that range when opening further or when closing.

    Anyone else getting this?
     
  2. steph280

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    Yup getting that, along the constant squeaks over uneven roads.
     
  3. scottm

    scottm Active Member

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    Normal

    Anytime the wind barrier is lowered at highspeed it's gonna roar!
     
  4. steph280

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    I don't know if it's normal, as it doesn't do it with any other cars I've been in. But then again none of the other car's sunroof are as big as MS'.
     
  5. invisik

    invisik Supporting Member

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    It seems to be normal for the Model S, but I also have never experienced it quite so harshly in any other car. As a result, I never open the sunroof. It's kinda sad.

    -m
     
  6. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    It's normal, at 20% it goes away. It happens because the sunroof opens out rather than in.
     
  7. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    It's because they are using that fabric screen rather than a solid piece of plastic, which I am seeing on more and more cars. Don't really get the idea behind it. It is loud at open/close and collects all sorts of bugs and stuff. Very hard to clean.
     
  8. MikeC

    MikeC Active Member

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    Yes, normal. You can still use your pano, just don't open or close it above 50 mph or so.
     

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