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Old 04-23-2014, 04:55 PM
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Re: Sunroof wind buffeting (wind throb) is horrible!

The trick is to crack the 2 rear windows just a smidgen...

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Re: Sunroof wind buffeting (wind throb) is horrible!

I guess you all have the pano roof.. I have the little moonroof and I do not have this issue at all.
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Old 04-24-2014, 10:00 AM
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Re: Sunroof wind buffeting (wind throb) is horrible!

I have the pano and it is open almost any clear day over 60F. I rarely have the "helicopter" effect. My informal and unsophisticated observation is that it has a lot to do with wind speed and the direction of the wind relative to your movement. We don't get much wind around here.
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Re: Sunroof wind buffeting (wind throb) is horrible!

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What I do is open it all the way then close it an inch or so. It greatly reduces the buffeting to where you don't need to crack a window.
I also have been doing this, in fact the manual (one of the revisions for sure) states to do this if there is wind buffeting with the sunroof open. My last vehicle the sunroof when using the auto open would not open all the way and there was an inch or two left that you could manually open. Well guess what if you manually opened it fully you got more wind buffeting so someone at the company must of thought it better to open only 80-90% of the way then get complaints about wind buffeting.
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Amen! This is going to be my biggest complaint with the '14. The buffeting is ridiculous. I do believe it is the size of the sunroof. Didn't have this issue on my 2011 Durango or 2012 Charger. I have to put at least 2 windows half way down just to bare it. Any day, any time, any speed. Piss poor design problem for the price of a Summit. How can they not catch an issue like this?
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Re: Sunroof wind buffeting (wind throb) is horrible!

It all has to do with the volume and shape of the interior as a closed vessel and the size of the opening at a particular speed. A side window opened just right at a certain speed can buffet. Cracking the front windows about 1 inch and rears about 2 inches gives mine the most quiet sunroof open ride.

My 09 Murano buffeted so bad with the windows up that the percussion made me sick. Literally, it felt like a helicopter hovering directly above me!
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Re: Sunroof wind buffeting (wind throb) is horrible!

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It all has to do with the volume and shape of the interior as a closed vessel and the size of the opening at a particular speed. A side window opened just right at a certain speed can buffet. Cracking the front windows about 1 inch and rears about 2 inches gives mine the most quiet sunroof open ride.

My 09 Murano buffeted so bad with the windows up that the percussion made me sick. Literally, it felt like a helicopter hovering directly above me!
Agree that its all about the volume and shape of interior combined with opening. We have a Ford Edge with a Huge Pano (seems like a foot longer, but I'm sure its not) and it only buffets if opened fullest extent. Ford also has a stop about 3-4" short of full opening that requires another push of the button to go full-tilt, so I typically leave it at the first stop so i don't have to lower my rear windows. On cooler days, it makes a difference in comfort level with no jacket on -- unless I have heat blasting. But more so, I like my music and even cracking the rears an inch makes a big difference in noise level when I'm listening to music.

I have to try the inch back trick in my GC so i can keep my windows up.. man, i should really read the manual at some point.
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Re: Sunroof wind buffeting (wind throb) is horrible!

Does anyone know if there is a way to remove the wind screen? I'm looking to install an aftermarket wind deflector / rain guard on the roof but the wind screen pops up too high and is in the way.
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Re: Sunroof wind buffeting (wind throb) is horrible!

I would have to agree with you,that thing causes a lot of noise and buffeting.
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Re: Sunroof wind buffeting (wind throb) is horrible!

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What I do is open it all the way then close it an inch or so. It greatly reduces the buffeting to where you don't need to crack a window.
Yes, correct lectricman

FYI - When you open the Sunroof in a KL Cherokee the first automatic stop position is about an inch or two from fully open. This position minimizes buffeting.

Or you can press the Sunroof open button once again and the Sunroof will fully open. However in the fully open position buffeting will be experienced when you start to accelerate toward highway speeds.
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Does anyone know if there is a way to remove the wind screen? I'm looking to install an aftermarket wind deflector / rain guard on the roof but the wind screen pops up too high and is in the way.
I wish we could just find a wind deflector that was tall enough to go over the existing windscreen. I had one on a Nissan Maxima and I never had any noise out of the sunroof.

Not to mention the little screen on the Jeep is going to get gross with bug juice, which I don't want to have happen.
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Re: Sunroof wind buffeting (wind throb) is horrible!

I'm sure they could've come up with a better design,why they didn't is beyond me.
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