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I have a coupe VIN ending in 7107 and there is a fairly severe wind noise behind the passenger seat. It is SUPER annoying and embarrassing when a passenger is in the car. The noise seems to be around the rear speaker grill on the passenger side or maybe a little forward from there.

Is anyone else experiencing this? I have taken the car to two dealers in the Houston area and multiple techs claim they cannot hear the noise! Every passenger has heard it (except GM techs) and everytime I get the car over 50MPH it is VERY obvious.

Please help! Thanks


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Is it wind noise or road noise Michael? Is it any different on rougher road surfaces than smooth or all the time? I'm waiting on a list for the new Z06 next year, but am currently driving a 370Z and the road noise is pretty bad on rougher road surfaces. Figured it has been the result of the wide lower profile tires and insufficient insulation. Hoping that's not going to be such an issue with the new C7.
 

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This is definitely wind noise and coming from about head level behind the passenger seat. There is a fair amount of road noise on rougher roads and asphalt vs concrete but that is to be expected.

I also have inspected all accessible weather striping etc and found no faults


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Txfreefaller, sorry to hear about the wind noise. Definitely not normal; been in spirited, "more than medium speed" rides in a StingRay in the passenger seat and never heard any wind noise. Believe yours is the first time that concern has been raised in a coupe.

Perhaps there is another coupe StingRay owner in your area, and you two could get together and compare construction details. Eventually, sorry, there will probably be no option but getting it to a dealership and having the tech sit in the passenger seat.
If you dealership will not fix it, tell them that it is not acceptable, and your want a regional Customer Service Rep to meet you at the dealership at a pre-determined, specific time, JD have that person go for a ride in the passenger seat.
 

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Michael; I seem to recall a similar issue with another owner and his dealer either refitted or replaced a upper door seal and the problem was fixed. Sorry I can't be of more help.
 

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I remember seeing this issue multiple times on this forum. It seems like it is usually in the same place on the passenger's side, if my memory serves me well. Didn't Rfong have a similar issue, or was his on the driver's side? Anyway, I think he fixed his himself. Check threads he started. Maybe I will look for it myself later today if I have time. At any rate, this should be able to be fixed. Good luck.
 

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Thanks for the replies everyone. I am taking my vette in tomorrow for an oil change etc and will try to get them to identify it


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Nope, I was mistaken. My memory is getting very bad...

The thread I was thinking of was for rattles/buzzes in the rear of the coupe.

I'm sorry. Carry on.
 

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I have a coupe VIN ending in 7107 and there is a fairly severe wind noise behind the passenger seat. It is SUPER annoying and embarrassing when a passenger is in the car. The noise seems to be around the rear speaker grill on the passenger side or maybe a little forward from there.

Is anyone else experiencing this? I have taken the car to two dealers in the Houston area and multiple techs claim they cannot hear the noise! Every passenger has heard it (except GM techs) and everytime I get the car over 50MPH it is VERY obvious.

Please help! Thanks


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I had the same noise but there was a small area of the weather stripping sticking up that was not on the driver's side that will get molded that way when you start taking the roof off. Once you push it down, and go to both sides and make sure it's flat, my noise stopped. It has to be the weather stripping letting air in?
 

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Could you take a picture of the area you are talking about? As far as I can tell all the seals are seated properly on the car.


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Could you take a picture of the area you are talking about? As far as I can tell all the seals are seated properly on the car.


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The weather stripping (when stuck in the wrong position), is in between the bottom of the lip and where the carbon fiber black starts on the top. You can see the black stripping looks "bent" out of shape because when I put my top on it gets stuck up every time. It is right up from the corner of where the roof connects to the car ( the edge). ImageUploadedByTapatalk1400866918.180662.jpg
 
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