Hmmm, after 200,000 miles, some of it on dirt and gravel roads here in the NW I can tell you I have NEVER experienced the problem you experienced. It's pretty simple, I roll down the driver's window whenever I stop at an ATM. That's the only time the windows open. They might as well be fixed. I figure that is why every Ridgeline has A/C. I use it and the heater in colder weather. Not a problem for this Ridgeline daily driver.