New (Ontario) Model 3 owners: is wind noise at highway speed an issue?

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Mike

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#1
With a large, new batch of Model 3 drivers leaving the International Center daily (as of 30 May 2018), I'd like to know if wind noise at speeds over 100 kph is an issue for you on that first highway drive home?
 

superdeanio

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Got upto 140 on the 407 as well, it's quiet as a mouse. Way quieter than my 2006 mazda 3 was.

the build quality of the entire car was flawless, tbh. no panel issues, nothing visibly wrong.

Only thing that was forgotten was they didn't plug in the rear-interior left-trunk LED light at the factory. I was replacing them with RPM ones when I noticed. It was simply unplugged, lol.
 

GeorgeP

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Nothing noticeable at all, very quiet. So quiet that I found myself driving at 140km/h and didn’t know, till my wife pointed it out to me.
Make sure to set it to chime on the driving tab, so you know when you go above the limit.
 

tombar

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I was ‘listening for noise’ on the 401 at 120 and I didn’t notice any unusually higher sound, but I’m comparing it to my 2004 Camry.
 

Elise

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(Need to change that photo). My comment is that I like the air and wind but the driver side seat belt bangs and clangs around with the wind and may be doing some harm to the interior. So I’ve had to close the windows. Annoying.
 
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Yes I have excessive wind noise. Sounds like the windows are open even though they are all completely shut. It's bothering me a lot. Have a service appointment tomorrow to have it checked. Also have grinding sound when braking at low speeds. Motor whine is also noticeable especially when regen braking. Anyone else have these symptoms?
 
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No wind noise issues between Toronto and Ottawa on the 401 at ~120km/h. The regen (set to Standard) is quite a bit stronger than the Leaf but no whining that I can tell. But I may not be able to hear whine at higher pitch as I have some hearing loss in that region.
 
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Got it test driven by a service technician at Lawrence and he says he doesnt hear the wind noise or that its within spec. Brake and motor whine is normal, which I expected. But the wind noise I thought for sure would be looked at. Sadly now I'll have to look into some 3rd party insulation hacks like RPM tesla's rubber tubing that goes in the gaps between glass roof. If anyone has any other suggestions or tips, let me know. Thanks.
 
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#20
I drive ~250km/day. All highway at speeds...over the limit let’s say. No issues with wind noise. I’ve already got almost 5000km on the car.
Can you use a noise meter app on your phone and measure on dB-A scale what readings you get? Held up near your head or near the roof lining. No worries if you can't. Thanks