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Old 03-27-2008, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Iowa, Des Moines Metro
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A friend of mine drives a Kia Sorento - the Midsized SUV. Whenever they take it out on the freeway and get it above 60, the roof starts making an almost "howling" noise. They said they've taken it to the dealership more than once, when they claimed they fixed the problem, the problem still existed.

Do any of you have any type of idea what this may be? Or have had similar experiences with this type of vehicle?

Any info is greatly appreciated. Thank you!!
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Old 03-27-2008, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Log home in the Appalachians
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Hay metro, does it have a sunroof, if it does have the seals checked on it, sometimes a sunroof doesn't seal tight and they may have to make an adjustment.
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Old 03-27-2008, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Iowa, Des Moines Metro
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Nope, no sunroof - otherwise that would make perfect sense.
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Old 03-27-2008, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Log home in the Appalachians
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How about the seals around the doors, maybe the doors need to be adjusted if they're not closing tight, have them check the seals at the top of the doors, sometimes the top of the doors don't seal properly.
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Old 03-27-2008, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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My Uplander minivan makes the same noise and I figured out it's the roof rack. It's worse on windy days. I removed my crossbars but the noise is still there sometimes.
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Old 03-27-2008, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Log home in the Appalachians
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My Uplander minivan makes the same noise and I figured out it's the roof rack. It's worse on windy days. I removed my crossbars but the noise is still there sometimes.
Now there's an idea, sometimes I wonder why they put these roof racks on vehicles when you know that they're never going to be used, they cause to wind to make noises which vibrate through the roof and not only that they cut down on the aerodynamics of the vehicle. When was the last time anybody really used one of those things.
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Old 06-04-2009, 12:23 PM
 
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Default Roof Rack Situation

I have a 2008 Sorento. It came with the roof rails but no crossbars. I had to buy from Kia. After I installed the cross bars The "howling" inside the vehicle was terrible. After removing the cross bars the noise went away. I tried moving the cross bars in every position possible but no luck. Next I am trying a pair of After Market cross bars that sit higher up from the roof. I'll keep you posted with the results.
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Old 06-05-2009, 12:28 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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You might try one of those roof fairings, similar to the ones big trucks use to help air flow from truck to trailer.

You have to do something to smooth air flow over that rack. Maybe that's why I see so many Yakima racks 365 around here. Maybe they quiet things down.
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