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Shrieking sunroof

Patrick W

Active Member
Mar 17, 2015
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886
SLC, UT
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?
 

scottm

Legacy account
Jun 13, 2014
3,070
2,236
Canada
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?

Normal

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

steph280

Member
Feb 10, 2015
226
6
Orange, CA
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'.
 

invisik

Supporting Member
Mar 13, 2014
649
11
Minneapolis
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'.

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
 

jerry33

(S85-3/2/13 traded in) X LR: F2611##-3/27/20
Mar 8, 2012
19,740
22,857
Texas
It's normal, at 20% it goes away. It happens because the sunroof opens out rather than in.
 

CHG-ON

Still in love after all these miles
Jun 24, 2014
3,079
636
Santa Cruz Mountains, USA
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.
 

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