skamithi
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Joined: Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:43 pm
Delivery Date: 10 Feb 2018
Leaf Number: 300496

Test drive a 2018 nissan leaf IN SILENCE!

Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:21 pm

Just got a 2018 nissan leaf. 12 hours later i discovered a weird annoying thing. Works great except it makes a whistling sound coming from the driver windscreen area when you drive above 50 mph. DIdn't hear it until the cabin was completely silent. Sounds like you are in a minor wind gust. Dealership says the problem has to be looked by "nissan engineers". Not sure what that means. Will they fix it? who knows?

So my advice, when you test drive the car.. Tell the sales guy to shut up. Drive the car above 50 mph and make sure it doesn't make a whistling sound...

Until then I will keep my radio on so I don't hear that sound while driving down the highway.

LeftieBiker
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Joined: Wed May 22, 2013 3:17 am
Delivery Date: 31 May 2013
Location: Upstate New York, US

Re: Test drive a 2018 nissan leaf IN SILENCE!

Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:09 pm

I assume that you checked to make sure the windows were all fully up against their seals?
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SageBrush
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Joined: Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:28 am
Delivery Date: 13 Feb 2017
Location: Colorado

Re: Test drive a 2018 nissan leaf IN SILENCE!

Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:42 am

Check the seal placement. No engineers needed.
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skamithi
Posts: 5
Joined: Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:43 pm
Delivery Date: 10 Feb 2018
Leaf Number: 300496

Re: Test drive a 2018 nissan leaf IN SILENCE!

Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:13 am

the issue is now resolved.. took 3 weeks for their engineers to figure out. Manufacturing defect. They sealed the problem somewhere in the guts of the car.

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