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Fastback Wind noise on doors

Teddy

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First of all, Correct subforum? Please move if not.

Anybody has had Issues?
Car is an i30N Fastback, culprit is the passenger front door.

When I recieved the car It was from 180 km/h onwards. It is only logical that you can hear the air at this speed, but my front passenger door made like tripple the noise and the pitch is higher.
Car was back to the dealer, door was adjusted. Door is now firmer.
Now I have a higher pitched noise from the passenger front door from ~ 205 km/h upwards. Wind direction matters, too

Tried making a short vid, but the phone filters the screech out quite well, so the vid is useless.

It did not affect me this year, due to covid the car was not moved much and basically not at all on the Autobahn.
My usual way to work is about 50% unrestricted highway, so should everything get back to normal it will be a problem.

Any ideas? Just back to the dealer?
 

Dunton10

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Have I got this right, your going 128 mph and your worried about a bit of wind noise. I’d be concentrating on the road/traffic. I’m lucky to average 28 mph on my commute Lol
 
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Teddy

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Im very much going "against the flow", so while everyone rushes into the city I'm going outward in the morning. This means empty roads while the opposite lanes are crouching forward.
Sometimes lucky I guess.

Doesn't change the fact that it's annoying.
 

Jajodu

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Im very much going "against the flow", so while everyone rushes into the city I'm going outward in the morning. This means empty roads while the opposite lanes are crouching forward.
Sometimes lucky I guess.

Doesn't change the fact that it's annoying.
You need to take a passenger with you.
See if they can pinpoint the noise while you're driving.
 

R Veloster N

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Two locations generally speaking; one at the very rear of the top edge of both the drivers and passengers doors Also at the front edge of the both doors where they curve towards the top. For some reasons (possibly aerodynamic compression of the door frame) both these areas are subject to noise at higher speeds. I suspect one, has to do with the other.🤔
 

Mason Storm

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I’ve also noticed a slight noise on my drivers door the dealer adjusted the door but I think it was worse afterwards
I basically gave up asking and have no faith they can sort it after that
I can only envisage a lot of visits and no resolution
 

Dj_Nick

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Same for me some weeks ago. As @R Veloster N says, in the rear-top edge. Is easy to identify because is next to de ear, but I heard it at 100 Km/h onwards and was a rain day.
For now, the solution for me was to pull slightly the round part of the door seal. Fast and easy.

Other options I've considered / used in the past are:
- Dismount the seal first and apply some air heat gun (or left at direct sunlight in a hot day), so the rubber recover its shape;
- Dismount and reassemble, but trying to stretch a little the seal in the straight parts and compress the 'excess" in the problematic zone, so it become more tough to the deformation;
- As in this Wheeler Dealers episode, fill the seal with soft rubber, cord or neoprene strip.

By other side, I think it's difficult don´t hear wind noises, whistles (or start to flight 🚀 ) at 180 or more.
 
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Mason Storm

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Same for me some weeks ago. As @R Veloster N says, in the rear-top edge. Is easy to identify because is next to de ear, but I heard it at 100 Km/h onwards and was a rain day.
For now, the solution for me was to pull slightly the round part of the door seal. Fast and easy.

Other options I've considered / used in the past are:
- Dismount the seal first and apply some air heat gun (or left at direct sunlight in a hot day), so the rubber recover its shape;
- Dismount and reassemble, but trying to stretch a little the seal in the straight parts and compress the 'excess" in the problematic zone, so it become more tough to the deformation;
- As in this Wheeler Dealers episode, fill the seal with soft rubber, cord or neoprene strip.

By other side, I think it's difficult don´t hear wind noises, whistles (or start to flight 🚀 ) at 180 or more.
Thanks for the YouTube link I might try that
 
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m0LN4rius

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I am also in the need of help. The noise is really annoying and coming from the window corner starting at 70km/h and at 100km/h without Radio turned on, it is making me insane.

The car is 6 Months old and is doing this since day one.
 

Jajodu

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Have a good look at the door seal, is it fully seated in its channel? If in doubt pull it free and reseat the rubber, a bit of silicon spray helps to seat it correctly. Is the door square to the door opening, you can square the door up using the striker plate (very limited adjustment)or the hinges. If it's just the upper part of the door you can lower the window and tweak the top part of the frame by hand. Look first carefully before doing anything.
 
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m0LN4rius

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I see that the little hole on the rubber is exactly in the corner.
On the right door this hole is on the upper side.

Also I noticed that the rubber on the left is not as stiff as on the right side.
 

m0LN4rius

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Drivers side will get worn more quickly than passengers side.
Thats logical, but I have this problem since aprox. 1-2 Months and 1-2kkm after buying this car.
Then I can not recommend Hyundai at all.

For comparison our family Polo is a budget car 17 Years old and has over 220.000km and has never made this noise.
My wifes Polo is also budget car 2 years old, used as Primary car (2000km/Month), has over 55.000km and is not making this kind of windnoise.

I will try to get those rubbers changed under warranty, got an info from an other guy, that it solved the problem for him.
 

m0LN4rius

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My bigest are the gear changes, I hope warranty will help. I already had to replace my carbon hood because it was awful.
Other problems are quality related, its not much it can be helped.

I expected too much, my mistake and was driving a much lighter car before.
 

Jajodu

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My bigest are the gear changes, I hope warranty will help. I already had to replace my carbon hood because it was awful.
Other problems are quality related, its not much it can be helped.

I expected too much, my mistake and was driving a much lighter car before.
I did a complete step by step thread in the how to forum on how to adjust the gear change cables. Here's a link