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One of my front windows had droopy weatherstripping inside & crooked area outside, so when I brought it in for other service items, I asked my dealer to fix it. They had to order parts. Next service visit, I pick up my car to find all weatherstripping on all windows replaced with different material than original. Next day, I notice it was buckled in some areas, so I brought it back a 3rd time & they fixed it while I waited. I noticed a big change in noise level right away, but I figured, it's March & very windy in NE, so I waited. Sure it was either the noise coming in from new weatherstripping or new engine loudness. Brought it in AGAIN (4th time) yesterday, & showed the service guy how it was different in the car in their showroom - it has the spongier material that my car started out with, that they replaced. Engine is fine, but now they agree that new material is rigid & may not absorb noise as well. They say the newer cars have the new, rigid material & they will "look into it". I am unhappy w/ the sound level in my car since they made a substantive repair w/o my consent that changes my satisfaction w/ the noise level. The noise level was one of the important reasons why I chose the car in the 1st place, so I am annoyed w/ the run around. They will probably tell me that Volvo changed the material (why?) & that I am better off. Any advice? Thanks!
 

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Re: '05 V50 Weatherstripping (Mugglywump)

I suggest you call <A HREF="http://www.volvocars.us/footer/contact/" TARGET="_blank">Volvo North America</A> and discuss it with them. If nothing else, it will register your issues at the source. But be careful to position this as a Volvo issue, this isn't a dealer issue and it sounds to me as if the dealer is working pretty hard on it for you.<p>I would think stiffer weatherstripping is a good thing, not a bad thing... Most of us have a windnoise issue with our cars one way or another.<p>Tom.
 

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Re: '05 V50 Weatherstripping (tmtalpey)

They couldn't glue it? I had an issue with the weatherstripping on my passenger door at the bottom of the door that kept popping out. It wasn't even glued on from what I could tell. Dealer did nothing but pop it back into place and it popped right back out when I opened the door. I took some Permatex weatherstrip adhesive (It's black and smells bad) and went to town on it. Hasn't come off since. Great stuff. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I had the weatherstripping around the windows come loose. Dealer balamed it on "frost" put it back with some "silicone on it". pooped out agian the next day. Took it back they said they fixed it when i got out of the car I could see it had pulled way on all 4 doors.<br>Took it back they kept it overnight then sent it back saying they needed different parts. Finally fixed it with new parts on the 4th try. Didn't notice any change in noise though. Hasn't been a problem in a year now. 4th try was a charm.<p>I had multipe wind noise issues and on the 4th try they applied the service bullitned and it made it WORSe. on the 5th try they adjusted what they did and it seems somewhat better.<p>Maybe you just need a 5th try seems to work on the 5th try. LOL<p>I'd suggest making an appontment with the service manager and getting him to go for a drive with you. I got nowhere until i marked them harshly on a CSI survey and then called the service manager to explain why. <p>I can't tell you how many times I've been told we cannot replicate the problem only to eventually be told a part needs to be replaced or a major fix needs to be made for the problem that "didn't exist"
 
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