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I got my Boxster last month and I have noticed that there is this whistling noise coming from what seems to be around the A-pillar when I go at 50 mph or above. It is only noticable when I have the top down and the windows up. It may be there with the windows down, but the wind noise may be blocking it.

It does not sound like either induction noise or any kind of turbo noise. It is also not cavitation from just having one window down with the top up.

My guess it it is something with either a weatherstrip or around the mirror. I don't have PPF on the car.

Is this something anyone has experience before?

Thanks!
 

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I had my Boxster out on the nearly empty interstate this past weekend soon after dawn and had bursts to the low triples and noticed no unusual noises or whistling, top down and windows fully up. Good luck tracking it down.
 

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I suspect it is either a mis-aligned piece of rubber or perhaps from the hood. I just wasn't sure if this was a common problem or not.
 

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I got my Boxster last month and I have noticed that there is this whistling noise coming from what seems to be around the A-pillar when I go at 50 mph or above. It is only noticable when I have the top down and the windows up. It may be there with the windows down, but the wind noise may be blocking it.

It does not sound like either induction noise or any kind of turbo noise. It is also not cavitation from just having one window down with the top up.

My guess it it is something with either a weatherstrip or around the mirror. I don't have PPF on the car.

Is this something anyone has experience before?

Thanks!
Mk6 GTIs had a whistling noise due to the door alignment being off. A number of folks had that adjusted during warranty period. Might want to see if that is a cause.
 

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Mk6 GTIs had a whistling noise due to the door alignment being off. A number of folks had that adjusted during warranty period. Might want to see if that is a cause.
That actually makes a lot of sense, I will suggest that possibility when I get around to bringing it in. I used to have a Mk6 Golf R, luckily I never had that (or any issues) with that car. Thank you!
 

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A similar experience from a totally different car... I had my 2007 Subaru Forester broken into by an amateur thief. He damaged two locks and finally broke the rear quarter window to break in. After everything was repaired, I heard a substantial wind whistling noise from the passenger's window. He'd tried to break in with a screwdriver and kinked slightly a piece of black trim. So small a kink that the rubber seal on the door fit perfectly, but... it whistled. I couldn't believe it, the Forester has the aerodynamics of a kiosk, how could such little damage have such a big effect?!

We had to replace both trim on the door and rubber seal (as a precaution they said).
 

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Had this same problem in my 01 S. Had to stuff some insulation in the gas filler door to stop the whistling.
 

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@MarkG that’s good info.

OP, IME sounds heard at speed are sometimes hard to pin down, and what appears to be coming from the A pillar might be coming from someplace nearby. If your sound is on the passenger side of the car, it would definitely be worth investigating the filler door.

Whatever the sound is it something unusual, as my car doesn’t have it either.
 

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Here is a video with the whistle. I know it is difficult to separate the whistle from the wind noise, but if you listen carefully, it is there.

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I have already spoken to my local service department and, while they are not aware of a similar issue, they welcomed the opportunity to fix it. I will probably have them address it at the first service.
 

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I have already spoken to my local service department and, while they are not aware of a similar issue, they welcomed the opportunity to fix it. I will probably have them address it at the first service.
I'm really glad to hear that. My dealer is similar (although I've never had a whistle🙂) and I hear too many stories about dealers who don't want to do ANY warranty work.
 

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@MarkG that’s good info.

OP, IME sounds heard at speed are sometimes hard to pin down, and what appears to be coming from the A pillar might be coming from someplace nearby. If your sound is on the passenger side of the car, it would definitely be worth investigating the filler door.

Whatever the sound is it something unusual, as my car doesn’t have it either.
Took mine into the stealership and they tried charging me $750 for a right front wheel bearing replacement, Tried a piece of weatherstrip in the filler door and whistling stopped.
 

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Here is a video with the whistle. I know it is difficult to separate the whistle from the wind noise, but if you listen carefully, it is there....
I couldn't hear it, but maybe I was distracted by the palm trees. I just ordered a set of winter tires for my Boxster, and you are driving under palm trees...
 

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Took mine into the stealership and they tried charging me $750 for a right front wheel bearing replacement, Tried a piece of weatherstrip in the filler door and whistling stopped.
That is so lame. Glad you didn't fall for it.
 
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