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Old 06-29-12, 04:19 PM   #1
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Default BRAND NEW GS350 MAKING A SOUND. Please help!

I have a month old 2013 GS350. I was driving down the street when it started making like a loud whistle sound! I pulled over and put the car in reverse and it did it again. I had my friend get out of the car to see if I was possibly dragging something while driving, but there was nothing under the car or around it. As I start to pull out and continue to drive down the street the sound had seem to stop, but was replaced with a slapping sound. The sound was as if there was a sticker or something stuck to the tire, but again there was nothing to be found. I got on my hands and knees to look under the car and put my hand all around all 4 tires to see if I felt something or happen to see anything. Anyone have any idea what this could possibly be?!
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Old 06-29-12, 09:35 PM   #2
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I have a month old 2013 GS350. I was driving down the street when it started making like a loud whistle sound! I pulled over and put the car in reverse and it did it again. I had my friend get out of the car to see if I was possibly dragging something while driving, but there was nothing under the car or around it. As I start to pull out and continue to drive down the street the sound had seem to stop, but was replaced with a slapping sound. The sound was as if there was a sticker or something stuck to the tire, but again there was nothing to be found. I got on my hands and knees to look under the car and put my hand all around all 4 tires to see if I felt something or happen to see anything. Anyone have any idea what this could possibly be?!
Hey man i'm not sure if this is what is going on...but i had something similar happen a little while ago. I had brand new michelins put on my ride and they were silent for the first 5k. Took my car into the dealership and they rotatated my tires and i started hearing a dull slapping sound. Turned out it was a piece of rubber on my tires that was slapping inside the wheel well. the excess rubber wasnt a problem on the rear but when rotated to the front started to hear the noise. the dealer took off the excess rubber and voila, G2G.
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Old 06-30-12, 01:11 AM   #3
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Hey man i'm not sure if this is what is going on...but i had something similar happen a little while ago. I had brand new michelins put on my ride and they were silent for the first 5k. Took my car into the dealership and they rotatated my tires and i started hearing a dull slapping sound. Turned out it was a piece of rubber on my tires that was slapping inside the wheel well. the excess rubber wasnt a problem on the rear but when rotated to the front started to hear the noise. the dealer took off the excess rubber and voila, G2G.
Excess rubber? Sounds like a manufacturing defect and I'd demand a replacement tire and not be satisfied with someone "shaving" rubber off the tire. IMHO only
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With the gap we have between the tires and the body, I'm not sure I understood how a piece of rubber on the tires would be slapping the wheel well - unless it was that large a piece?

"Took off the piece" - as jkeifer3 said - they better not have shaved it off the tire - that definitely sounds like a manufacturing defect.
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Drove it tonight and no sound at all. Weird. All I know is that its clearly under warranty so I'm not too worried about it if I comes back. Comes back, car goes back to lexus and they make it right
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