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      01-08-2016, 02:20 PM   #881
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See the video below for something I found related to wind noise on my 2012 335i.



After reading through this, I think there are multiple issues going on in this thread. I believe the gap I measured above definitely affects some of the 2012s out there. NONE of the other 3 series cars on the lot had a gap anything like the one on my car!
I had the same gap, exactly like yours. I fixed it by leasing a Lexus GS. Quiet as a tomb.
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I have a 2016 F30 and have very noticeable wind noise above 35-40 mph. Anyone else with a 2016 F30 experience wind noise issues?
Nope. My 340i is dead silent at all speed and it's the quietest F30 I've ever sat in.

My 2013 F30 in contrast was a lot worse.

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      01-09-2016, 02:40 PM   #883
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Anyone know if the 4 series also suffers from wind noise?
We have a 2016 428i GC and it seems to have much less wind noise than our previous 2013 328i. Had a couple of whistling issues with the 328i: The left A pillar molding around the windshield would whistle at highway speeds - the replacement took care of it. The drivers side door molding would flutter at speeds above 80 mph, the replacement solved that. The 428i seems to be more solidly built with no creaks or squeaks (yet). I notice that the open space between (inside) the front fenders and the front doors is also now sealed with a rubber molding gasket and the doors shut with a more solid sound.

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I guess I'll chime in. Took deliver of a new 2016 340i. It has a whistle noise coming from the front of the vehicle at 60+. Does not appear to be any wind noise coming in. It's with Charlie at McKenna right now. Lol
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See the video below for something I found related to wind noise on my 2012 335i.



After reading through this, I think there are multiple issues going on in this thread. I believe the gap I measured above definitely affects some of the 2012s out there. NONE of the other 3 series cars on the lot had a gap anything like the one on my car!
I measured the seals on my '12 this way and got about 10-11 mm on all windows. Previously I had pointed out to my SA and tech that the seal at the b-pillar was loose, they "couldn't replicate" at that time. I'll try with this measurement, they've been good to me so far so hopefully the trend continues before my warranty runs out this summer.

It looks like the part measured is actually one piece that includes the vertical seals at the window edges, so a new set of seals could work wonders.
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I guess I'll chime in. Took deliver of a new 2016 340i. It has a whistle noise coming from the front of the vehicle at 60+. Does not appear to be any wind noise coming in. It's with Charlie at McKenna right now. Lol
Was the dealership able to fix it? If so, can you tell me what the fix was?
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See the video below for something I found related to wind noise on my 2012 335i.



After reading through this, I think there are multiple issues going on in this thread. I believe the gap I measured above definitely affects some of the 2012s out there. NONE of the other 3 series cars on the lot had a gap anything like the one on my car!
I measured the seals on my '12 this way and got about 10-11 mm on all windows. Previously I had pointed out to my SA and tech that the seal at the b-pillar was loose, they "couldn't replicate" at that time. I'll try with this measurement, they've been good to me so far so hopefully the trend continues before my warranty runs out this summer.

It looks like the part measured is actually one piece that includes the vertical seals at the window edges, so a new set of seals could work wonders.
My dealer and technician took care of me, all 4 window seals were replaced under warranty. Given that I was in a 5-series loaner for 3 days it's not a back-to-back comparison, but visually the difference is clear. There was a part number revision that superseded what I had on my '12, hopefully they hug the windows tightly for as long as I have the car.

I think I can still hear the turbulence off the mirror if I go radio silent, but overall the wind noise seems subjectively to have dropped at least a bit, maybe a couple dB.
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I guess I'll chime in. Took deliver of a new 2016 340i. It has a whistle noise coming from the front of the vehicle at 60+. Does not appear to be any wind noise coming in. It's with Charlie at McKenna right now. Lol
Was the dealership able to fix it? If so, can you tell me what the fix was?
Same problem occured to me, took it to the dealership and it took about 1 hour to have that fixed. So imo it's not a great challenge nor uncommon for the service folks. I guess they are fully aware of the design flaw and have taken care of quite a bunch of f30 regarding the wind noise.
The whistling issue has been considerably better after then.
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