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I have a semi-new X3 35i and have always had wind noise (a high whistle) sound when I hit about 65mph on the freeway and it is really noticeable around 70mph. It's loud enough that i have to turn up the music to drown it out -- listening to spoken word audio is too annoying.

I finally brought the car in for service and asked them to check it out and they said that it is due to wind going over the mirrors and that all of the models have that. I find that hard to believe that BMW would put out a car that whistles at freeway speeds.

So I thought I'd check with the forum to see if anyone else has that problem.

Thanks in advance

Colin
 

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This is one of my main concerns of the BMW and the reason I haven't pulled the trigger. I like a quiet cabin and there was quite a bit of wind noise when I test drove.
 

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I still love my X3 - it is my favorite of all the BMWs I have owned (2 3 series prior to this) but that one defect is kind of annoying. I was hoping it was a misplaced piece of rubber or something that could be trimmed.

I still find it surprising that they would do release a design that isn't designed to go fast :)
 

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I just drove one again today and this one had no noise. So it's not an across the board thing. I am building mine tonight after trying the Evoque and Q5
 

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Had the same problem, noise passenger side. Dealer thought it was in the engine compartment, replaced some gaskets. Did not work. took it in again and they were unable to fix. The third time they would not give it back to us until the problem was fixed, got a 535i as a loaner. Two days later it was fixed. They said it was the gasket or fitting in the passenger mirror. BTW mine id a '11 28i.
 

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My 06 x3 has alot less wind noise (practically nothing) than my 2011 x3 I was shocked. Maybe build quality? The 06 was built in Austria the 2011 in the US Never thought I'd have GM and Dodge issues on a $70,000 dollar suv
 

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This is one of my main concerns of the BMW and the reason I haven't pulled the trigger. I like a quiet cabin and there was quite a bit of wind noise when I test drove.
hold your money til to buy RR..somesay the loudest noise is clock when reached 60MHP...:dunno:
 

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I have a "Loner" had it for two days NO tyre or Wind noises at all.at any speeds.
 

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Wind noise usually indicates poorly fitted seals. Get them replaced!
 

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I have an appointment with my dealer on Friday. I'm trying to make sure I'm not being paranoid due to reading problems on forums but when I analyse the noise more I feel that needing to raise my voice above the wind noise isn't right. Also when passing other vehicles it sounds like they are driving on wet road, I hear the noise from their tyres more then I'd expect. None of this is terrible but it's not as I would expect either.
 
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