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Just took delivery of my new XC90 T6 w/climate package this morning - what an awesome vehicle. The navigation system totally blew me away - the most innovative contraption since tires were invented.<p>After only 30 minutes of driving, I have one very specific complaint and wonder if anyone else had the same experience .... at about 50 to 55 mph, there is a loud and distinct "buzzing" noise. It is obviously caused by wind because it totally disappears at other speeds.<p>Any ideas or suggestions about the origin of this noise?<p>Other than that, the only other issues I had were cosmetic which the dealer agreed to fix at the 60-day check-up appointment.<p>Thanks for any input.<p>Bob
 

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Re: Wind noise? (bobp01)

We had two demos with that problem and we fixed it by replacing the sunroof seals. It was annoying as hell. Take it back to service and I am sure that they will take care of it for you.<p>Yannis
 

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I don't have my XC90 yet, but wonder whether you have the cross bars on top? We added these to my wifes van, and the wind noise increased by 100%.
 

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On the minivans an SUV's I've owned in the past, I always had crossbars but since I found that I never used the roof for cargo, I opted to skip it this time. So the noise is obviously elsewhere. I'll have the dealer check out the sunroof seals as Yannis suggested.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>I don't have my XC90 yet, but wonder whether you have the cross bars on top? We added these to my wifes van, and the wind noise increased by 100%. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>Personally, I do not think that you should NOT have the cross bars on unless you need them. Nevertheless, the XC90's crossbars, are more aerodynamically designed than those from any other Volvo model and Volvo has a recommendation as to how far apart they need to be from each other to create minimal wind noise. If they are further apart, the wind noise is significantly louder.<p>Yannis
 

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Yannis:<p>Thanks a million for another fantastic suggestion ... I'll have the dealer check out the sunroof seals at my 60 day checkup appointment.<p>You're the greatest !!!!<p>Regards,<p>Bob
 

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Re: Wind noise? (GrecianVolvo)

Yannis,<p>A question about the cross bars: How hard are they to place and remove on the XC90? I do occasionally need them to haul stuff, but would just as soon leave them off other times. I just leave them on my wife's van, since they are a pain to remove and install.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Yannis,<p>A question about the cross bars: How hard are they to place and remove on the XC90? I do occasionally need them to haul stuff, but would just as soon leave them off other times. I just leave them on my wife's van, since they are a pain to remove and install.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>Extremely easy. They come with a very handy tool which can be used to pry open the plastic lid that protects the nut that tighens/loosens the bar on the rail. Just make sure that you install the front bar in the front and the rear in the...well, the rear! They are pretty hard to tell apart; if you stand them next to each other, you will see that the front is about an inch or so shorter than the rear.<p>Have your salesperson show you once and from then on it will be a cinch! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"><p><br>Yannis
 

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Re: Wind noise? (GrecianVolvo)

I haven't seen these for myself. But, according to the manual, the two load carriers are suppose to be identical.<BR><BR>
[Modified by nomis, 9:57 PM 1-18-2003]
 
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