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The fact you talk about your RAV4 not having wind noise means you have wind noise and need to justify the trade to yourself. Self-validation. I got quirks with my Camry but at least it's vault quiet. I knew about this complaint so when I started shopping, I drove them until I found one that was earrie quiet. One SE was beyond bad, horrific. My Camry has a 07/31/2018 build date and it's super quiet.
There are many people on this thread that were not afforded the ability to find a noise less Camry. They are now stuck with Camrys that are noisy and very irritating to drive. Just the fact that you had to shop around and test drive them until you found an EERILY quiet one makes me want to laugh. Nothing screams quality and caring about customers than them having to selectively find a car that is..GASP..quiet.

The Camry I had? It was silent and I had zero complaint about wind noise for 35,000 miles. Then I was in an accident. Upon receiving the repaired vehicle back, I noticed the horrid noise within 30 seconds of driving from the repair shop. It was about the amount of time that it took to get up to 30-35 mph. That is the speed, which you probably know, that the noise starts to happen at. I then proceeded to deal with the collision center and THREE dealerships as they told me that they heard nothing and that it was normal. Sorry, F that I do not have the time.

Now, on to your silly message board psychological evaluation of why I posted here. It is very gusty and windy right now where I am. While I was driving, I heard whistling wind noises and had flashbacks to the misery I dealt with for thousands of miles in the Camry. You know the Camry I am talking about, right? I then remembered this thread, and how I had prematurely judged the noises on the 2018 Rav4 I have now. I then thought it worth mentioning that there is actually very little noise that is irritating, it is normal. I have zero need to validate or justify my trade in to myself, and especially not to some anonymous person online. I am extremely happy with the Rav4, much more so than I was with the Camry-and that is before the noise issue. Trading it in is not some big financial disaster for me. While I took a hit in terms of value, I am lucky enough where money is not really a major issue for me. Others in this thread are not so lucky, and I feel badly for them having to be stuck with noise.

I am glad that you are happy with your silent Camry. I was happy with mine, until the work done to it made it miserable to drive. Hopefully you are never faced with repairing damage to your Camry. You may find that it is highly irritating to drive afterwards. I would be crossing my fingers were I you <img src="http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/images/ToyotaNation_2014/smilies/tango_face_wink.png" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" />
Sheesh man, I didn't mean to pinch a nerve and cause that big of a reply. But I've been there where I had buyer's remorse and spent months talking up my decision online to try and justify it to myself. I really didn't mean to upset you. Also, I agree that the fact I had to shop around is ridiculous. But no car is perfect and all things considered, Camry beat all other choices I tried. I spent 3 entire months car shopping, driving everything in midsize segment, both new and used. I did my homework and found one without wind noise. If you rush through a buying process that you have to live with for next 10 years, you will undoubtedly make a mistake.
 

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Sheesh man, I didn't mean to pinch a nerve and cause that big of a reply. But I've been there where I had buyer's remorse and spent months talking up my decision online to try and justify it to myself. I really didn't mean to upset you. Also, I agree that the fact I had to shop around is ridiculous. But no car is perfect and all things considered, Camry beat all other choices I tried. I spent 3 entire months car shopping, driving everything in midsize segment, both new and used. I did my homework and found one without wind noise. If you rush through a buying process that you have to live with for next 10 years, you will undoubtedly make a mistake.
Dude...really, you pinched no nerve and you did not upset me. It takes seconds to type out a response. So let's both of us drop this nonsense here. OK?

I totally agree that no car is perfect. My one issue with your last comment is doing homework. I applaud you for doing so. But there are a lot of people that are not able to know about this wind noise. They did not rush through the buying process, but only noticed a major noise issue afterwards. You are reaping the benefits of knowing about that after the fact. Again, GOOD. I truly mean that. The Camrys are nice cars. They look outstanding, especially the dark grey SE :grin:

I also do my due work when car shopping. I am a former multiple VW owner, so I know what garbage cars can turn into. Had I driven a Camry with a noise issue, I would have noticed it in a second. Rushing through a buying process should not include having to watch for some known issue.

So again...I am glad you are happy with your Camry. They are not a bad car at all, minus this hit or miss wind noise issue. Having a Rav4 now, the Camry is a bit low, and not nearly as good in the snow as my Rav. But were it not for that noise issue that was given to my car after the fact, I'd likely still own it. Ok?
 

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My car was in an accident (wife's friend backed into it on a driveway and had damage to driver side door and fender). After the car was fixed at a Toyota Certified Collision center I noticed right away the wind noise on the driver side in the front near mirror and the black triangle. I complained about it and the guy in the collision center did acknowledge that there is a wind noise. On my first visit they adjusted the door and front fender, thinking the door was sticker beyond the fender and was catching wind. That did not resolved the problem. On my second visit they had the car for two days and decided that it must be the front black triangle. I had to go get the car and wait for the part. On my third visit after installing the back triangle piece the issue was not resolved and in the process they damaged one of the chrome trims. They are ordering both chrome trims, (top of the glass and bottom) thinking that it might be the problem. I'm scheduled to go back there tomorrow. They said they will keep the car and give me rental if the issue is not fixed. I'm sick and tired of going there so many times, but at least they recognized the issue and are working towards resolution. I'll keep you updated if the issue gets resolved.
 

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My car was in an accident (wife's friend backed into it on a driveway and had damage to driver side door and fender). After the car was fixed at a Toyota Certified Collision center I noticed right away the wind noise on the driver side in the front near mirror and the black triangle. I complained about it and the guy in the collision center did acknowledge that there is a wind noise. On my first visit they adjusted the door and front fender, thinking the door was sticker beyond the fender and was catching wind. That did not resolved the problem. On my second visit they had the car for two days and decided that it must be the front black triangle. I had to go get the car and wait for the part. On my third visit after installing the back triangle piece the issue was not resolved and in the process they damaged one of the chrome trims. They are ordering both chrome trims, (top of the glass and bottom) thinking that it might be the problem. I'm scheduled to go back there tomorrow. They said they will keep the car and give me rental if the issue is not fixed. I'm sick and tired of going there so many times, but at least they recognized the issue and are working towards resolution. I'll keep you updated if the issue gets resolved.
I doubt they caused the wind noise. These cars have an issue that comes straight from the factory. Annoying to say the least.
 

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I should've checked this forum before buying my new 2019 SE Camry. It has the dreaded wind noise. It's noticeable if I drive more than 45mph. I took a drive with two mechanics from the service department and they claimed they couldn't hear it. They won't fix it. Granted it's not loud but it's annoying and very noticeable on a smooth road.
 

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Thankfully, my 2018 LE is quiet at any speed. We had pretty bad winds today going to and coming from work. It was whisper quiet. I feel blessed.
 

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Wish there was more consensus on what causes the problem. The wind noise comes from the driver door upper corner B pillar area. The door doesn't look as flush to me as the passenger side. Apparently someone said they taped their doors and still had the noise? Yikes. What is the source!

Other weird thing on my 18' SE, the passenger door shuts aggressively it slams so easy. The driver door does not do this.
 

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Wish there was more consensus on what causes the problem. The wind noise comes from the driver door upper corner B pillar area. The door doesn't look as flush to me as the passenger side. Apparently someone said they taped their doors and still had the noise? Yikes. What is the source!

Other weird thing on my 18' SE, the passenger door shuts aggressively it slams so easy. The driver door does not do this.

Same hear, driver side door shuts completely different from passenger. On top of the wind noise, I thought it may have been in an accident and replaced without them saying anything. Glad it's not just me but discouraging these post go back 2 years with no real solution.
 

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Plastic Triangle - wind noise

Well I am glad to see I am not the only one experiencing this highly irritating noise. Thought I was insane.

Mine is 2018 Camry SE, received October 2017. Noise never existed when I had the car. I was involved in an accident, which did extensive damage down the whole drivers side :mad:

The wind noise is the first thing I noticed after receiving the car back. Collision center (dealer owned) went over all seals and trim, said they could not find it. They test drove it, they say they cannot hear it....only "normal wind noise".

So I had dealership where I bought it from try to hear it today. They can hear nothing. That's why I was thinking I was nuts lol.

The noise comes from the front corner, where the plastic triangle is at corner of door frame. Simply sounds like the window is cracked slightly. I have tried removing the interior triangle and stuffing with foam, sound still there. I have taped up windshield trim, and pretty much all trim separately and still the noise exists.

I hate this car now because of this noise, and am not happy that I have been treated like its normal when this noise was clearly not there prior to accident. Apparently everyone that drives the car is deaf, or I have the hearing of a dog. I would hazard to guess they had it just right at factory, with some luck involved going by everyone else. Then replacing and reassembling the parts made this noise show.

I am going to be trying sealing the joints where the mirror folds, then maybe placing little clear furniture bumpers here and there to try and disrupt the airflow.

If that fails(as I am sure it will) I will just be trading the car in...all because of a stupid noise that they know about. This, and my experience with my last Camry, have shaken my loyalty to them for sure.
I have a 2018 XLE and was in a collision that damaged the passenger side. After getting the car back, I noticed the wind noise. I'm assuming that it was from the collision, but since I usually drive surface streets and whenever I'm on the highway I'm usually listening to music, it could be that it was there all along. Anyways, I've taken it back 4 times to the shop that did the repairs and they've done everything they could (adjusted the door, replaced the weather stripping, sealed the mirror contact to the door) and it's still there -- however, a little better. I think it's better because they took apart the plastic triangle in the corner of the door frame and insulated/sealed it. In their investigation (and frustration), they took apart the drivers side and noticed that there was a seal in the triangle that was missing on the passenger's side. It's still annoying, but now I don't hear it until I'm at 60+MPH whereas I used to hear it at 40. They shop was great and even paid for a rental for 3 days as they tried various remedies.
I'm going to have my brother-in-law look at it since he restores cars and see what he thinks.
 

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Guess what I found out today? I rolled down both rear windows while on the freeway, and the sound it created was sooo unbearable that I had to close them. It almost sounded worse than someone with loud bass in the car parked next to you. I am not sure anyone has brought this up before nor if it was something that can be tested prior to building the car itself, but Toyota should DEFINITELY look into this and see if there's anything they can do to dampen the sound or avoid this problem in future cars.
 

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Guess what I found out today? I rolled down both rear windows while on the freeway, and the sound it created was sooo unbearable that I had to close them. It almost sounded worse than someone with loud bass in the car parked next to you. I am not sure anyone has brought this up before nor if it was something that can be tested prior to building the car itself, but Toyota should DEFINITELY look into this and see if there's anything they can do to dampen the sound or avoid this problem in future cars.
The Helmholtz Resonance? It's not really a problem, most or all cars will make that sound. Here's an explanation of why it happens.
https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/26vjj4/youre_driving_and_you_have_only_one_window_down/
 

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Hope this may help most of everyone on here

I had same issues with my 2018 SE and thought no resolution would ever come, checking mirrors, taping off the seams, holes gaps everywhere on car, found out none of that resolved issue.....

issue was on the front windshield molding that runs up pillar. there are clips that are veryyyyy flimsy and can only guess if improperly installed from factory or whomever, glass guy, bodyshop
they will fail to hold molding.... where it makes molding lift at over 40mph, allowing air underneath. check your windshield molding if your having a whistling sound. you wont think anything is wrong with it because it's still flush as normal under visual inspection. I attached some pics as well. after clips were reinstalled sound went away instantly
 

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Guess what I found out today? I rolled down both rear windows while on the freeway, and the sound it created was sooo unbearable that I had to close them. It almost sounded worse than someone with loud bass in the car parked next to you. I am not sure anyone has brought this up before nor if it was something that can be tested prior to building the car itself, but Toyota should DEFINITELY look into this and see if there's anything they can do to dampen the sound or avoid this problem in future cars.
Try rolling down one rear window on the freeway and report back.
 
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