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Wanted to let you all know that there is a fix for the wind noise problem that many of us have been experiencing. After being without my truck for 7 days, I picked it up today and even up to 80mph it is silent. The service department ordered a new windshield and moulding, replaced both and that seems to have eliminated the problem. If any of you wanted your service departments to contact my dealer for the specifics it is Herb Chambers Honda in Seekonk, MA. :)
 
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EXCELLENT!!!!!! Wind down, creak and pond to go. ( all punds intended ) :D :rolleyes:
 

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Wonderful news...thanks for letting us know. I will direct my case manager to check that out because my Ridge is in the process of a permanent fix...so far they are looking at molding on mine. Can you post more details of what was wrong with the windshield....??? Was it installed wrong or was there a problem with the glue??/ more details if possible....thanks :)
 

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As far as the details go, I don't have too many, all I know is that the first "fix" they attempted was with the molding, unfortunately that didn't work. The problem with the windshield appears to be with it's positioning when put into place, evidently there are some pretty specific steps that have to be taken. They had to bring in a glass company, and made sure there was an experienced technician fitting the new windshield. You still get some buffeting from the wind I think just as a byproduct of the size and aerodynamics of the vehicle, but the "whistling" noise coming from the windshield is 100% gone.
 

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Thank you for posting and providing contact information. I'm sure that the many members with this problem will be thankful for your post.
 

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Just got back from the dealer, truck still there. I watched for 3 hours as a new windshield and molding was installed. A Honda engineer drove up from LA with a pre-configured windshield and met me at the dealer so he could supervise the install. I really, really like that guy. We watched and talked as it was intalled going over every nit picking thing. He was most impressed with the installers and said they did a perfect job, he did have to go over a few things with them and made sure it was set correctly. Honda was made four revisions to the molding now and I'm pleased I got the very latest one and hand made personally by this guy. There are about 14 pieces that all go together with the windshield, clips, felt, foam, molding etc.

I pick it up tomorrow after it's had time to dry. Fingers crossed all is well now.
 

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All I can say is wow, what a difference. My wind noise is now totally gone. I really did not have a whistle like some others but rather a loud whoosing/gusting wind noise. After the exacting fix mentioned above I now cruise in silence like I've never heard (or not heard) before. I can finally drive in piece. I've had a few issues with my truck, but I'm most pleased and impressed with the service I've recieved and everything now is as good as new if not better. Now I can concentrate on the last two remaining issues, getting the Trip computer & all door un-lock features enabled. The latest info I got is Honda is still debating/considering/working on these and the earliest something might happen would probably be around August or so.
 

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I think maybe wind noise and leak are connected. I did not have wind noise, but I had quite a leak under the passenger dash/carpet (same as everyone else). My dealer identified a "deformed windshield gasket" which was causing the leak and replaced the windshield and gasket. Still no wind noise but leak is gone and we have had very rainy weather and I tried a car wash. I've noticed posts on the "A-pillar" repair failing, but I haven't heard of anyone else having the windshield replaced for the leak. I think this post is making the windshield gasket look like a common link.
 

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Yes I too have had my windshield replaced and it fixed the wind noise!! Search some other posts and IT IS GREAT!!!! :D :D
 

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FJTRPH said:
Wanted to let you all know that there is a fix for the wind noise problem that many of us have been experiencing. After being without my truck for 7 days, I picked it up today and even up to 80mph it is silent. The service department ordered a new windshield and moulding, replaced both and that seems to have eliminated the problem. If any of you wanted your service departments to contact my dealer for the specifics it is Herb Chambers Honda in Seekonk, MA. :)

Is there a technical service bulletin (TSB) number? I would like to refer to it when I go back to the dealer for my noise.
 

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Vert, that sounds good...so are you saying you hear no wind noise at all now or just that you hear what is consider "normal" wind noise? Mine windshield was pulled, a new gasket was and now I only hear a small amount of wind noise, mainly when I am going 70+.
 

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Vert, that sounds good...so are you saying you hear no wind noise at all now or just that you hear what is consider "normal" wind noise? Mine windshield was pulled, a new gasket was and now I only hear a small amount of wind noise, mainly when I am going 70+.
I've only had it up to 60 mph so far and at that I hear no wind noise, zip, nothing, nada. I imagine I'll hear some going faster but I don't expect it to be much, let ya know if I do and it's beyond normal.
 

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What exactly do you hear to know it is a problem vice just wind noise?

I picked up my Silver RTS yesterday and I love it. BUT with everything off I hear the wind above 50mph. With the radio on I really don't notice it. But because I am sensitive to the potential problem because of the ROC I may be overreacting.

So what tells us it is a problem or just expected?

Help?
 

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here is my latest. I got a follow up call on my issues. I was told that Honda is working on the wind noise issue and would be issuing a TSB soon. I was also asked how I felt about the door locks. She brought that up first.

I brought up the Trip computer, she seemed to be aware but was very evasive on her answers to if they would turn that back on.

So, as soon as I see a TSB I will bring my truck in to be fixed
 

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FlaDan said:
What exactly do you hear to know it is a problem vice just wind noise?
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Kinda like how one senator put it about pornography. Hard to describe but you know it when you see it. Any car is going to have some amount of wind noise but you know it when it's too much. For me, my best analogy was it sounded like there was a 50mph crosswind outside but the leaves on the trees were barely moving.
 
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Duplicating the (driving and wind) conditions that cause wind noise may be difficult or impossible in metropolitan areas. Use a Craftsman two speed electric leaf blower to duplicate and repair a wind whistle.
Leaf blowers can generate an inexpensive 200 MPH windblast at 70 Db.
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