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I have noticed when I open completely my sunroof, there is a bad low buffering sound that is hard to take. If I close it slightly, it goes away. Has anyone else experienced that?
 

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The sun roof has two open positions. If you press and release the sunroof button, the sunroof opens just short of all the way open. This position will cut down the buffering a lot. Then if you wish to open it all the way, press and hils the sunroof button.

Full open, (side & and back window closed) I get an amazing amount of buffering at 30-40 mph. So the difference is substantial between those two positions. And of course, opening the back window (on models that have it) or cracking the side windows helps as well.
 

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My Tucson has the sunroof deflector and it works great. No buffering problem at all. That's why I was surprised the SC did not have a deflector also. Maybe in next years model?
 

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My wife's Buick does it bad... to the point of hurting your eardrums... Sunroof open and a back window open,,,
 

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My Tucson has the sunroof deflector and it works great. No buffering problem at all. That's why I was surprised the SC did not have a deflector also. Maybe in next years model?
I take that back. The SC does have a wind deflector, albeit a small metal one that barely projects above the roof line.

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The deflector in the '17 Tucson is taller and made of mesh. Of course, the sunroof is much larger in the Tucson. It seems to work better than the SC's.

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The sunroof has two "open" settings. If you pull it back and let it stop itself (open position 1) there is no buffeting. If you pull back on the switch again and open it fully (position 2) you will indeed get much buffet - and not the Margaritaville kind.

Just let it stop itself in that first open position and you're golden. Discovered it myself through accidental experimentation.
 
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I have noticed when I open completely my sunroof, there is a bad low buffering sound that is hard to take. If I close it slightly, it goes away. Has anyone else experienced that?
Confirmed, I had the sunroof on mine open on my way home from work tonight, and experienced an odd sensation/noise that I had not noticed before. I don’t know that I’ve ever had the sunroof all the way open before today, but the noise would have cleared the earwax out, all of it. I’ve had it just over 2 months, and just noticed this
 

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The sunroof has two "open" settings. If you pull it back and let it stop itself (open position 1) there is no buffeting. If you pull back on the switch again and open it fully (position 2) you will indeed get much buffet - and not the Margaritaville kind.

Just let it stop itself in that first open position and you're golden. Discovered it myself through accidental experimentation.
Noticed that driving mine late this afternoon. First position was fine. Opened it all the way, and wow, what a difference!! I guess you and I both discovered this through accidental experimentation 😖😖😂😂
 

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this is why I have been eagerly waiting for a moonroof deflector! I've had a bunch of vehicles with moonroofs, and adding a deflector made it possible to slide the moonroof back without being deafened. My Frontier's roof racks didn't allow for a deflector, and while I could tip the back of the moonroof up, it wasn't the same.
 
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