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Old 12-16-2008, 02:48 PM
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Hello, I am the new owner of an '08 SLT 4x4 Big Horn. I really like the truck minus 1 thing. I was traveling home after a meeting last night driving in a cross wind. The front door on the leeward side of the truck allows air flow around the seals of the door. I can't imagine that any new vehicle would allow the door frame to flex enough to allow the whistle/leak. My 19 year old 1/2 ton Chevy doesn't do that.
Has anyone else had this problem?
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Old 12-16-2008, 05:15 PM
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I noted in my 2500 QC that speeding over 70 - 80 mph causes wind whistle in the drivers door... probably a matter of rubber sealings?
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same here????? Take your back in and see what they say or do. I have noticed that the passenger side does not do it
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Never had a issue. Last week am it was windy and I heard it for the first time.
I have had the 07 15 months.
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ok as for your wind noise i have had some complaints on this issue the quad cabs even the older dodges do this only on the quad cab and bigger truck but the only factor i found on this was the striker, where the door locking mechanism meets the frame of the body/other door try adjusting it ( not much though because if you adjust it too much you will create problems with the lock/ opening and closing the door, but if your getting noises in the front of the door the hinge needs to be adjusted also these are simple task if you know what your doing because like i said ive had some of these problems before and never had any come backs now as for driving 80+ mph you are no matter what going to get wind noises but when driving 60 70 shouldnt have a problem try these things and let me know cause if there is anymore input on this subject i would love to know but hopefully this works for you......
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Thank you for the replies. I'll look into adjusting the strike. My first thought was that it did need adjusting in slightly, but a 2008 vehicle shouldn't have that problem, especially one that's MSRP is over 37k!
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your right they shouldnt have anything wrong with them, but if i were you just take it back to them and complain a storm up and you may get a free oil change or something out of it lol
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Yeah, it does seem strange that a new vehicle with that kind of a price tag would have such a problem. But it happens. It may not be a problem with the seal but rather, the door alignment.

Here's a funny story about factory QA/QC:

I used to own a 1995 Chevrolet ImpalaSS. Many of us owners noticed very early on that we all had rattles and we managed to isolate the problem to the passenger side muffler clamps. Seems the clamps weren't tightened properly.

In 1996 we had a National SS Gathering at the GM factory in Arlington, Texas. We got a tour of the plant and watched them assemble Chevy Caprices, Impalas, Cadillac Fleetwoods and Olds Roadmaster cars.

As we moved towards the finishing assembly portion, we watched in fascination as this vertically challenged woman was using her air tool to fasten the exhaust system. She was working side by side with a taller man and...get this...she was working the passenger side. We realized, as we watched, that she and the extension on her tool were too short to reach all the way to the end of the threads on the muffler clamps!

We pointed it out to our tour guide and relayed what problem we had found with the rattles. He asked, "Are you kidding me???" We assured him we weren't kidding and apparently they took steps to rectify the situation.

So...someone may not have assembled or adjusted the door properly on your truck. Get the dealer to fix you up!
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My 08 SLT 4x4 Big Horn does the same thing. Got a good whirling noise to it. Putting adjust strike on door on my list of things to do.
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Let me know if that works for you!
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