So, I'm on my second windshield trying to get rid of the original whistle and wind rush that came with the first replacement. This morning, I get in my truck and see water dripping down the dash and the inside of the windshield (snowed all night). Looks like windshield number 2 leaks.
I'm leaving for Moab tomorrow so I called the dealership. They cancelled some other appointments and had me bring it in for another windshield (#3). We were going to do this one when I got back but the leak moved things up a bit. They gave me a new Civic SI to scoot around town with while the fixed it and were done in a couple of hours. They took it thru the car wash and claimed it doesn’t leak and the noises are fixed. It was all covered with tape but the tech said he talked to Honda and they told him to double seal it...i.e. glue the trim to the windshield as well as the frame. I didn't think much of this but said I'd let them know if it worked.
On the ride home, the wind rush was gone. I was crossing my fingers hoping it will still be gone when the tape is off but so far so good. Then, a couple of hours later, I had to go pick up my kids so I'm cruising around town and I think I hear the whistle again
. It's faint but I think it's still there. When I got home, I noticed the tape is coming off so I remove some of it and was disappointed in how it looked. You can see the glue on the outside of the trim. I called the dealer and the guy that did the repair explained that the tape wasn't supposed to come off yet. He cancelled his plans and had me bring it back in. He used some solvent to remove the glue and is redoing it tonight. I'll pick it up in the morning on my way out of town.
As frustrating as this problem has been, I can't say enough good things about Smith Honda as they have been very good at working with me on this.
Here are some big pics so you can see how it looked. He claimed that the instructions to "double seal" the trim came straight from Honda and that if the tape hadn't come off and disturbed the glue, it would look fine. I guess we'll see tomorrow. When I drove it back to the dealer tonight without the tape, the wind noise WAS gone so maybe this will turn out to be a good fix. When I get back, I'll post some more pics of the "fixed" version. Keep your fingers crossed!