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      03-20-2012, 07:17 AM   #1
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Question Excessive wind noise

Hi,

I am increasingly irritated from the wind noise at speeds like 120-150 kph.
I talked to the service and will drop by to let them check the seals and whatnot
but I dont have high hopes...
Anybody else experiencing, or somehow resolved this issue?
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      03-20-2012, 08:10 AM   #2
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I have the same problem...I think it comes from the mirrors, but is worth checking the seals. I will ask when i go for the SW update.

Let us know what your dealer said.
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      03-20-2012, 08:13 AM   #3
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There is a very easy fix for this problem.

Turn the stereo up!
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      03-20-2012, 11:28 AM   #4
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There is a very easy fix for this problem.

Turn the stereo up!
He he..
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      03-20-2012, 12:15 PM   #5
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My other joke was going to be cut down on the baked beans!
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      03-20-2012, 01:44 PM   #6
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Hi! I've the same problem.
My old VW Golf IV was more silent.
I think this problem has not solution.
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      03-20-2012, 04:31 PM   #7
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Same problem for me...
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      03-20-2012, 04:40 PM   #8
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That's not good news - my BMW E39 is completely silent with 160 kph.
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      03-21-2012, 03:54 AM   #9
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It’s the size of the wing mirrors; the road noise is the compromise for increased rear visibility, which is what owners of the previous 1 series wanted.

You can't have everything I’m afraid people. It really isn't all that bad. I always have the stereo on anyway, done 1000 miles and i honestly had not noticed it at all.
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      03-24-2012, 06:45 AM   #10
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Did anyone speak to their car dealer about this?
I'm going to mention that to mine next week
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      03-24-2012, 06:52 AM   #11
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From what I hear, the wing mirrors have been lifted straight from the new 3-series.

So yeah, "increased visibility" too, but actually just BMW saving costs, which is why the mirrors look proportionally bigger on the 1-series.
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      03-24-2012, 09:18 AM   #12
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Last week my stereo decided to go mute. It was strange, it all seemed operational but no sound, even the car's warnings muted (like seat-belt and PDC). Since the volume button does not actually turn the system off, I even turned off/on the whole car (it's like a sick PC joke...) No luck.
The next day it was on again.
And then yesterday did it again, so I called the local BMW service.
I scheduled an appointment for this thursday.
I'll keep you posted...
BTW I examined the car hood's smoothness around the front door mirror area more closely. The lines between bonnet, fender, and door are not really very smooth. The differences in height can be detected by hand even visually.(say 2-3 mm at least)
No wonder we have so much wind noise...
If this is the regular BMW quality, this might be my last Bimmer
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      03-24-2012, 01:03 PM   #13
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^Your car is in the warranty period! You must show all the "little" defects at your dealer!
For sure they will solve all these problems
Good luck and post some comments about how the things turned.
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      03-25-2012, 03:03 AM   #14
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Also noticed the noise but i dont think it can be fixed. Maybe it also comes from the rft
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I haven't noticed the wind-noise. If I listen I can hear it, but the noise from the wheels is way louder so that's what I'm hearing.
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      03-29-2012, 04:06 PM   #16
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Today I took the lady in red to the service.
The sound problem seems solved with a software update.
For the wind noise they tweaked the door seals a bit but
they say the mirrors are larger and the level of noise is normal.
It seems a tiny bit quiter now but maybe it's just placebo
Anyway, all beautiful ladies have their little flaws and caprices from now and then. Don't they?
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      03-30-2012, 02:21 AM   #17
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All except the photoshopped ones, yep!
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