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Wind noise: whistling sound (vido)

Ravire

Member
Feb 13, 2020
185
127
Orange County
Can’t really tell from a video would need more details but the problematic areas for whistling I would check first would be the windows. They could be tilted too far out or in or too high or too low which would create an air gap.
 

dmurphy

Woof.
Dec 7, 2018
3,545
4,735
New Jersey - Morris County
Have you experienced this whistle sound before? Speed was between 70 - 75.
If so, where was problem area and what was remedy that worked for you?

Link for the video: https://photos.app.goo.gl/qaq2LmjcFGo1hj1JA

If I take to Tesla, will they find out cause and fix it?

I’ve got the same whistle - been there since day one.

I’ve taken it in twice but both times the car didn’t do it while I was there! It doesn’t whistle when the car’s wet from rain, and both times were just cases of bad luck. The staff were great about it but if it doesn’t whistle, not much they can do with it.

I’ve pretty much given up - it’s a minor thing and doesn’t really bug me. But I think it’s coming from my side mirror. It’s not the windows as the whistle is still present with the windows rolled all the way down.
 

Silicon Desert

Active Member
Oct 1, 2018
3,393
3,164
Sparks Nevada / GF 1
hmmm, sounds like the same sounds we heard during a test drive over 2 years ago. It was the road noise that eventually had the wife to say she is not want to buy the car. I would have hoped it to be cured by now.
 

Firedog7881

Member
Oct 20, 2018
101
78
Tampa, FL
Sounds like a window seal, there might be a tiny hole/gap in your windshield seal and when at that speed it causes just enough air pressure open the tiny gap
 

KenC

Active Member
Sep 4, 2018
3,555
3,229
Maine
Something is sticking into the windflow, could be a corner of the roof glass isn't flush with the windshield, could be the A-pillar hole needs to be filled, could be the mirror triangle isn't flush to the side windows, etc. You need to start taping things in order to isolate the location. Tesla can investigate it for you, but it may help if you already know the source of the noise.
 

VT_EE

Active Member
Apr 22, 2017
2,029
2,429
Maryland
hmmm, sounds like the same sounds we heard during a test drive over 2 years ago. It was the road noise that eventually had the wife to say she is not want to buy the car. I would have hoped it to be cured by now.
I had the exact same thing on the driver's side. SC replaced the triangle seal and all is better.
 

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