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Just picked up my 2013 Tech. Does anyone else here notice a whistling sound at the rear window at 50 mph. It is constant at that speed. If i press the recirculate air button to recirculate the air in the cabin it stops. Bring in fresh air and the noise it there again... I sat in the back seat today and tried to find where it was coming from, not able to pinpoint but it is definantly around the back window.

Just wanted to be sure it was not something in all of them before I go through the process of taking it to the dealer before I knew.

Thanks in advance.
 

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Just picked up my 2013 Tech. Does anyone else here notice a whistling sound at the rear window at 50 mph. It is constant at that speed. If i press the recirculate air button to recirculate the air in the cabin it stops. Bring in fresh air and the noise it there again... I sat in the back seat today and tried to find where it was coming from, not able to pinpoint but it is definantly around the back window.

Just wanted to be sure it was not something in all of them before I go through the process of taking it to the dealer before I knew.

Thanks in advance.
Check the rubber trim on the door to see if something is deformed that could cause the noise. If it OK I guess a trip to the dealer is in order
 

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Have the dealer check it out. It sounds like an air leak of some sort. I definitely don't have that. It should be something that the dealer can fix pretty easily.
 

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You can often find the source of an air leak by closing all doors and windows while the car is parked, with the AC fan on high and the system set to fresh air. That should pressurize the cabin enough to allow you to find the leak by listening around outside the car. Sometimes, you have to use soapy water to pinpoint the location of the air leak.
 

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You can often find the source of an air leak by closing all doors and windows while the car is parked, with the AC fan on high and the system set to fresh air. That should pressurize the cabin enough to allow you to find the leak by listening around outside the car. Sometimes, you have to use soapy water to pinpoint the location of the air leak.
Good advice !!!
 

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You can often find the source of an air leak by closing all doors and windows while the car is parked, with the AC fan on high and the system set to fresh air. That should pressurize the cabin enough to allow you to find the leak by listening around outside the car. Sometimes, you have to use soapy water to pinpoint the location of the air leak.
Thanks, I will try this. I would like to have the answer before the dealer trip. Last thing I need is them driving my car dozens of miles to try to find the issue.
 

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Just picked up my 2013 Tech. Does anyone else here notice a whistling sound at the rear window at 50 mph. It is constant at that speed. If i press the recirculate air button to recirculate the air in the cabin it stops. Bring in fresh air and the noise it there again... I sat in the back seat today and tried to find where it was coming from, not able to pinpoint but it is definantly around the back window.

Just wanted to be sure it was not something in all of them before I go through the process of taking it to the dealer before I knew.

Thanks in advance.
Wanted to update this thread. Dealer had the car all day on Thursday, seems they have a "specialist" coming in on Monday to look at it. I see the problem, the corner of the glass roof is too flat at the corner and is not bent downward enough to create a tight seal on the rubber underneath it. I can't see how they can fix this without either replacing the glass roof panel with one that is correct or pumping some kind of silicone in there as a bandaid which is not happening to my car. We shall see what the option becomes.
 

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Is this your Pano roof, or a window?
 

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Is this your Pano roof, or a window?
Its at the rear corner of the pano roof, the glass sits higher than the adjoining pieces of glass and you can press on it and hear it stick to the rubber below but it pulls away when you take the pressure away, it only flexes a little, afraid I may break the glass when pressing too hard.
 

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What I pain. I had this on my last Camry. Took them three weeks to find and fix. I must say they did a great job and I never had a problem with it again. Mine was on the sunroof.
 

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Not familiar with the pano-roof concept. Never owned a vehicle with one. But it sure seems to me that if there is room for air to leak, it stands to reason that there's an access point for water to do the same thing.
 

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UPDATE. Guess I bought the only LEMON Azera out there. Have a meeting with the Hyundai Rep on May 22. The dealer has been unable to solve the hole in my roof delimma several times now. The glass is still sitting too high to seal against the rubber under it. Nothing like driving over 16K miles with a constant whistle to drive you insane. My son's 2003 sonata has less noise inside. I am growing very unhappy with this car in a short period of time and tired of excuses. Last one was this is normal. I drove 2 other Azeras and never heard anything like this, plus the glass on those are all flush to the glass behind the roof panel. Maybe I should have kept my 21K sonata built in the USA, it was much quieter than this "thing"
 

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Hope your meeting with Hyundai leads to a solution. Ongoing problems with a new car are very frustrating.

Might be an issue with the skill level in the service department at your local dealership. We have some in out town that are excellent, others I wouldn't trust to do an oil change.
 
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