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Anyone experiencing loud wind noises in the cabin when traveling over 50mph? I've owned many new cars over the years and this car is leaching air to the point the window seems cracked open. It's bad. Anyone find a solution through a dealership warranty claim?
 

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I also notice wind noise. We haven't had ours long but I suspect it's the black exterior cover trim on the A pillars. I'm going to try some temporary remedies to see if I can isolate it. I know taking it to the dealership will be a waste of time.
 

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Keep us posted. Just did first big road trip in the car and observed it coming from driver side, not passenger. Definitely from the gasket running along interface of frame and upper window. One techline indicted it was originating from driver side mirror and they supposedly replaced the slender, plastic blinker housing. It did nothing but tied up car for two weeks. Looking for alternatives to dealership, but recommend going on their websire to log complaint (at least cumulative reports of similar experiences may elicit an actual remedy.) I like the car, but in long term, this significantly diminishes overall quality and satisfaction. Unless this is resolved, I would not recommend this car.
 

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I also have another theory, the higher trim levels have laminated acoustic glass on the front driver's and passenger windows. My genesis sedan has this too. The windows on my sedan are 1mm thicker than the windows on our carnival lx. If the windows on the higher trim levels are thicker too, that could create a better seal. Does anyone with an American SXP / Canadian SX have wind noise issues?
 

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Had the car back out to the dealer regarding the wind noise. The observation was the driver side door was out of adjustment (is closer to the body, than sliding door) and did a minor adjustment. Do a quick observation of horizonal exterior trim to see if both are flush when doors closed. May help to run hand over it, as well. Check symmetry on both sides. He applied 2 pieces of hardened foam to the inside channel of the window weatherstip (which pushed the stripping more flush with the closed window.) It definitely stopped the "cracked window" noise, but regrettably, it is still pretty loud depending on your speed (over 50mph) and wind direction. Not sure if it in the aerodynamics or assembly, at this point? For now, it will hold me off but still think that is a bandaid. I'll see how other people are faring and solutions, but this is a start. Good luck!
 

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That’s good to know. Mine is scheduled for service this Tuesday. It’ll be the second time they’ve looked at the wind noise issue. First time the dealer did a minor adjustment on driver/passenger doors with no improvement.

I think it’s an issue with the weather stripping by the window. I’ve already experimented with temporarily adding round foam and additional rubber weather stripping to the inside channel of the window. It definitely improves the wind noise, but not completely.

I’ll post again after I get it back from the dealer.
 

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Please do. The fix did "help" a bit, but the driver side is much louder than it should be. I have not given up, but am resigned to this potentially be a nice looking cross-over vehicle with terrible aerodynamics. I'm hesitant to bring it in a 4th time until they readily acknowledge this problem as a legitimate complaint with a proven solution. First year/model car blues until then.
 

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I haven't had a chance to play with ours. But I think you are on the right track. I believe there could be adjustment in the way the window regulator attaches/clamps to the glass. If these were not installed correctly it might not push the window hard enough against the weatherstripping. It would require removal of the inner door panel to check but maybe run the thought past the service department. People on the Telluride forum have similar issues. One person solved the issue by upgrading to acoustic glass but I suspect the wind noise was solved simply by the new windows being installed correctly. People with acoustic glass also reported wind noise.
 

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Had the car back out to the dealer regarding the wind noise. The observation was the driver side door was out of adjustment (is closer to the body, than sliding door) and did a minor adjustment. Do a quick observation of horizonal exterior trim to see if both are flush when doors closed. May help to run hand over it, as well. Check symmetry on both sides. He applied 2 pieces of hardened foam to the inside channel of the window weatherstip (which pushed the stripping more flush with the closed window.) It definitely stopped the "cracked window" noise, but regrettably, it is still pretty loud depending on your speed (over 50mph) and wind direction. Not sure if it in the aerodynamics or assembly, at this point? For now, it will hold me off but still think that is a bandaid. I'll see how other people are faring and solutions, but this is a start. Good luck!
Any chance you could share a picture of the hard foam or the fix itself? I think i might try it myself. we have 3 kids under two and cant really afford to leave the carnival at a dealer for a few a weeks.

thanks!
 

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It's been several months since I had my Carnival serviced for the wind noise issue. I wanted to wait and see if it was really fixed. I'm happy to say it's 90% better than before. The dealer replaced three different weather strips on the door and added some foam backing to the weather stripping that sits against the driver side window. See the pictures below.

Replaced three weather strips around the door.
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Car Vehicle Motor vehicle Steering part Gear shift


Adding foam backing to this weather strip (so it seats more firmly against the window).
Vehicle Automotive design Car Steering part Automotive tire


This has mostly fixed the wind noise issue where it sounds like your window is slightly cracked. It's not 100% gone, but way better. Hope this helps.
 

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