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Whistling Noise in Crosswinds At Highway Speed

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by gunlobbyist, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Dec 2, 2016 at 11:02 AM
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    Gjr003

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    This thread should be locked to the top of the forum, I have been trying to solve this for a week on my third Gen. The dealership put the fuel line tubing but they tucked it in front of the seal. It reduced the noise, but then I found this and moved it behind the seal and BAM, noise gone.

    Thank you for all the help, it just got windy here for the winter and this was super annoying.
     
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  2. Dec 23, 2016 at 4:19 PM
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    Newandtotallyclueless

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    Has it still remain fixed for you ? Im very interested in getting a Tacoma but this issue is making me weary. Are a lot of trucks affected by this ?
     
  3. Dec 23, 2016 at 5:42 PM
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    Truggin

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    Mine is quiet except in the most extreme winds, then it is minor.
     
  4. Dec 23, 2016 at 5:53 PM
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    I don't know how many are affected, but if it is affected the fix is trivial and works forever. Buy $5 of foam weather stripping from Home Depot and put it in between the door and the factory seal to make it a bit thicker. Problem solved!
     
  5. Dec 23, 2016 at 6:32 PM
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    Yes sir, haven't had a problem since.
     
  6. Jan 6, 2017 at 8:06 AM
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    Here's my sound:

    https://youtu.be/wydS7WuMzEo

    Lasted all of a 10 hour roundtrip road trip, both out and back 4 days later. It seems like the cold might make it worse.

    Is this the door seals, or the windshield? I wouldn't doubt if this is the reason the past owners sold it.. I will if it can't be fixed!
     
  7. Jan 6, 2017 at 8:16 AM
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    door seal. I stuffed some foam packing material behind the door seal, problem solved! One guy on this thread stuffed a plastic grocery bag in there and it worked lol
     
  8. Jan 6, 2017 at 8:36 AM
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    That is almost certainly the door seal sound. It would be worst on the passenger side if there was a crosswind blowing from the driver side. Super easy fix as mentioned and shown in this thread. Just put some sort of weather strip/foam gasket or whatever between the existing door seal and the door on that side. It will all be tucked behind the existing door seal and invisible.
     
  9. Jan 6, 2017 at 8:50 AM
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  10. Jan 6, 2017 at 9:21 AM
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  11. Mar 3, 2017 at 4:05 AM
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    Appears to now be a TSB for this finally:

    TS-B-0170-16 WIND (REED/BUZZ) NOISE FROM FRONT DOORS - CROSS-WIND CONDITIONS

    I can't find the full text of the TSB online yet though.
     
  12. Mar 3, 2017 at 8:14 AM
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    It simply cannot be overstated how quick, easy and cheap this fix is to do. I would not let this subject sway your decision. In fact, no vehicle is without problems and I'd hope that any future troubles with my Tacoma are as easy as this to remedy.
     
  13. Mar 3, 2017 at 12:23 PM
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    Freaking finally. Now for the PDF document to see how they go about fixing it.

    Still rocking my 3 pieces of 1/4in drip line in both front doors (maybe 2 bucks worth of material) and havnt had the kazoo sound in years.
     
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  14. Mar 4, 2017 at 8:46 AM
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    Took mine in for the third time in a year for this issue. Dealership acknowledged there is now a TSB. I was given a copy of the TSB and they sent my videos to Toyota. They are replacing all 4 door seals.
     
  15. Mar 4, 2017 at 9:59 AM
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    2 months ago they told me they would replace them for $200 a window. I'm curious whether the TSB was out then or not.. either way it would probably be out of pocket since I'm outside of all warranties. Just gonna have to try the rubber line method before my next road trip.
     
  16. Mar 4, 2017 at 11:13 AM
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    if anyone gets the tsb done take pics of the new door seal, lets see what they changed!
     
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    The paperwork they gave me says it's free for model years 12-15 if the truck has under 36k miles.

    I'll take pictures when mine is done
     
  18. Mar 4, 2017 at 11:28 AM
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    Bought her with 36 :'( Such BS when it's a manufacturing defect not related to vehicle age in any way.
     
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    I took mine in after the 3yr/30k warranty. they wouldnt cover it. Even when i bugged them about the problem when my warranty was valid.
     
  20. Mar 5, 2017 at 9:37 PM
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    I went in with the tsb and everything but because i was couple months over 3 years and 1k over my 30k mileage they wouldnt cover it :/
     

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