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Hi!

Does anybody experienced wind noise inside the car coming from the back windows during travel?
I don't have to go so fast (only 80km/h) is enough to be heard the wind noise. It feels like if one of the windows wouldn't close fully, but of course they are.

Now I have got my third Mazda3 (two of them were the Skyactiv gen)and I have got a feeling that I heard something similar in my previous Mazdas as well. But it was so light, I never bothered to check it. (mainly could be heard only above fast km/h, like 140km/h or something like that).

Yesterday I checked it personally by asking my wife to drive and I sit back close to the windows, and it is clearly can be heard from the right window. I cannot touch the wind with my fingers, so I feel no air comes inside the car, but the noise is so strong like I would be travelling with opened windows..

Thanks for any input!
 

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Hi!

Does anybody experienced wind noise inside the car coming from the back windows during travel?
I don't have to go so fast (only 80km/h) is enough to be heard the wind noise. It feels like if one of the windows wouldn't close fully, but of course they are.

Now I have got my third Mazda3 (two of them were the Skyactiv gen)and I have got a feeling that I heard something similar in my previous Mazdas as well. But it was so light, I never bothered to check it. (mainly could be heard only above fast km/h, like 140km/h or something like that).

Yesterday I checked it personally by asking my wife to drive and I sit back close to the windows, and it is clearly can be heard from the right window. I cannot touch the wind with my fingers, so I feel no air comes inside the car, but the noise is so strong like I would be travelling with opened windows..

Thanks for any input!
Hi there,

In Portugal (EUROPE) we are having the same problem on the 2016 hatchback, Mexico built.
We have reported to the dealers and still waiting for any news!
 

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Hi there,

In Portugal (EUROPE) we are having the same problem on the 2016 hatchback, Mexico built.
We have reported to the dealers and still waiting for any news!
Mexican car as well. That's very bad news. I was hoping maybe I just have to adjust on the window lifting mechanics, or something to lift is higher or something small problem like that.
Maybe factory recall will be available?
 

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My 2nd gen forester (2003) is reknown for this "feature", especially from the frameless front windows. One of the solutions alot of owners used was to purchase some 1/4 clear tubing from the hardware store, and insert it into the folds of the window seals all the way around the window - which basically tightens up the seals - and probably cuts a year off your window motors' service life as well.

This is not something i'd want to do on my 2016 mazda, but it may be worth an experiment to see if it takes care of the issue, at least then you can diagnose the problem. This assumes the seals use a similar design though - not sure if they do.
 

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I have a 2014 Japanese built and haven't noticed that particular noise from the back. On my 2002 Nissan Maxima it was also known to have a lot of wind noise from the back windows and I bought some foam weather strip from Home Depot and just shoved some inside the window channel to give it a better seal. That got rid of the noise. On my 3, I added an extra layer of weather strip around the door and body. That gave it a more enclosed feeling and did cut down on some outside noise when driving at highway speeds. Maybe you can give that a try to see if it helps.
 

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Thanks Lowincash!

Maybe would You be please so kind as to show us some pics of Your "aftermarket" door sealants?
 

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Thanks Lowincash!

Maybe would You be please so kind as to show us some pics of Your "aftermarket" door sealants?
Here's what I did on my car.




I went around all four doors as well as the body of the car, along the original seals. I also added a strip between the gap where the two doors meet when they're closed. When I first put the weather strip on, the doors needed a bit more force to close. It gets easier to close after maybe a week or so after the weather strip are settled in. The doors also sound more solid now when I close them.
 

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Thanks a lot!

Impressive job!
BUt as You already said, my only concerns about this kind of extra sealing would be the extra force that You already mentioned.
I mean after extra padding I would feel that I force the doors would weak them in time. I can't express what I mean... (I gave extra padding sealings for my front entrance door of my home and it was a pain to close it after all. I always had a feeling I would broke it when I wanted to close it)
 

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Thanks a lot!

Impressive job!
BUt as You already said, my only concerns about this kind of extra sealing would be the extra force that You already mentioned.
I mean after extra padding I would feel that I force the doors would weak them in time. I can't express what I mean... (I gave extra padding sealings for my front entrance door of my home and it was a pain to close it after all. I always had a feeling I would broke it when I wanted to close it)
The doors are pretty solid, I've had this seal put on back in 2015 and it's still good. Door is still solid and strong. The seal will mold to the door once you keep them closed for a few days or a week. I only had to use more force in the beginning and after that I just close the doors normally. Or maybe I'm just used to closing the doors with more force now, I don't know lol
 

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Hello, where did you buy the seal tubing from and what size did you buy, does it help with wind noise?

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