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Whistling noise at 80mph

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by Bercolano23, May 23, 2015.

  1. Bercolano23

    Bercolano23 New Member

    May 23, 2015
    Las Vegas nv
    I just took delivery of my model s and love it. However, I have noticed a high pitch whistling noise when I take Ito. The highway and go anything past 80mph.

    i went to my tesla dealership and they looked into if any leaks and didn't find anything. It seems like it's coming from the pano roof. It's quite Annoying. Anyone else had this issue or know how to alleviate the problem ?
  2. mknox

    mknox Well-Known Member

    Aug 7, 2012
    Toronto, ON
    Yes, I get a "tea kettle" - like whistle from my pano roof but only when it is very cold. Likely a rubber seal shrinking a bit.
  3. RDoc

    RDoc S85D

    Aug 24, 2012
    Boston North Shore
    I just had a left side rear window whistle fixed. The problem was the window tracks weren't properly aligned so the top of the window didn't seal so over 70 or so it whistled. I was able to diagnose it by holding a flashlight right up to the glass over the seal and could see a small crack of light between the glass and seal.
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  4. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

    Jun 24, 2014
    Santa Cruz Mountains, USA
    No issues for me. But I live in a temperate climate.
  5. AmpedRealtor

    AmpedRealtor Well-Known Member

    Jun 30, 2013
    Buckeye, AZ
    I had a "tea kettle" noise at freeway speeds when driving into a headwind. The issue was the front pano roof appliqué, which is the black plastic fascia that sits between the front of the pano roof and the top of the windshield. SC applied a service bulletin to install brackets underneath the appliqué that pulled downward and created a better seal. I'm not sure if your car has the same issue. This was over a year ago.

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