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Old 12-18-13, 06:14 PM   #16
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have any of you troubleshooted the driver side as well? I haven't had a chance to ask someone else to drive while i'm in passenger seat and see if I hear the same thing...

possibly one of you who are experiencing it on the driver's side can try on the passenger side?
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Old 12-19-13, 02:27 AM   #17
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I had encounter few times, but too lazy to figure out is it the wind or something not seal right, don't have a second car to compare, maybe when I have a chance to drive a loaner next time
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Old 12-28-13, 12:20 PM   #18
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I had some time over the holiday to check out the car and tried this out.

In the first picture, I highlighted the part of the door seal that I think is causing the issue. At the top corner of the door in my car, the rubber seal is slightly thinner than the seal surrounding the rest of the car. Since the other parts of the seal are thicker, I think this thinner part is very slightly lifted from the doorframe when the door is closed, leaving a small airgap and allowing sound to enter the cabin.

My resolution so far was to add two pieces of electrical tape to apply vertical pressure to the seal, which makes it expand horizontally and makes it wider to match more closely to the width of the surrounding seals. After applying this fix, I haven't noticed the wind noise anymore. I don't know if it's placebo, so I wouldn't say this is the definitive fix for me yet until a few weeks more of testing, but I'd love if anyone else having this problem could try this out and report back.
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i'll have to try this out.. is there a reason you left a gap in tape on the upper piece instead of running the tape along the rubber seal like you did on the side piece?

I take the car in for my 1k service in about a week so i'll report back if i hear anything as well...

EDIT - oh i see you used the tape for vertical pressure to pull the seal down and fatten it...
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i'll have to try this out.. is there a reason you left a gap in tape on the upper piece instead of running the tape along the rubber seal like you did on the side piece?
Yeah, I originally tried to do that, but my tape was not very sticky. Probably would work better with a different type, but I didn't have much to choose from. At least it makes removal very easy if there's a more permanent fix!
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You guys can't be serious. You making your car look like a twenty year old beater. Go to the dealership and get this resolved. Your driving a car that costs nearly 50k. You shouldn't have to deal with this issue yourself. Make some noise at the dealership. If you don't get satisfaction call Lexus corporate and throw the dealer under the bus if you have to.
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You guys can't be serious. You making your car look like a twenty year old beater. Go to the dealership and get this resolved. Your driving a car that costs nearly 50k. You shouldn't have to deal with this issue yourself. Make some noise at the dealership. If you don't get satisfaction call Lexus corporate and throw the dealer under the bus if you have to.
This is just a temporary fix to diagnose the issue. I'd rather go into the dealership with a solid understanding of the problem before lending my car to them for days/weeks while they test drive it to find the source of the problem, try out resolutions, etc. The more I know, the better. The issue is also not very bothersome to me, especially with this temporary fix, so I'm just going to wait til my next scheduled maintenance.
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Ok, if that's way you chose to handle it. I understand not wanting to lose the use of your car. Problem with your thinking is that even if you know exactly how to fix it the techs are still going to want to do they're own diagnosis and you will still lose you car for a couple of days.
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