Anyone have an air leak around the sunroof?

Anyone have an air leak around the sunroof?

This is not the creaking problem I have seen mentioned.

Under 60MPH the cabin is very quiet.

Over 60MPH there is a significant uptick in the air noise around the front of the sunroof when it is closed-- basically a hissing noise. I had the service center test drive it with me and they also concluded this was abnormal-- they have ordered a new front sunroof housing that will presumably fix this issue, which is suspected to be a loose seal.

Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this problem and how it was resolved.


gasnomo | March 17, 2013

My gasket pulled off as the delivery specialist showed me how tk use the sunroof for the first time. Still waiting on the replacement part.

jzahrt | March 17, 2013

I had a similar issue with almost the exact same symptoms. I could even see that the glass was not flush when closed. Tesla installed a new seal and it has been perfect ever since. I use it all the time, and the only issue I have now is the middle seat belt in the back whipping in the wind (very minor issue, but something I want to figure out sometime).

tesla-ss | March 18, 2013

I picked up my MS on Sunday and have driven it a few times on the freeway. Its a quiet cabin ride at slow speeds. But there is a clear uptick in the noise level from the center front area of the sunroof at speeds above 50mph. Need to to take it back to the service center..

chuck_wieland | March 18, 2013

I have the same issue driving into the wind and speeds over 70

ziggy | March 18, 2013

Yep, me to.. I will have to check the seal

Samtejwani | March 18, 2013

Thanks for the input.

Encouraged that jzahrt was able to get it resolved with a new seal.

I am taking it in to the service center next week, will repost with results.

mwojcie | March 18, 2013

Mine starts to make noise around 100mph - but I figured that was just the speed and to be expected.

pencil2man | April 1, 2013

curiously, my 1st high speed drive was up to about 100. the sunroof was quiet except that around 95 or so, there was a pop of sorts, then the sunroof has made wind noise at 70 ish above since. I did just notice that the thin black seal at the front of the roof varies in its height relative to the roof. will check with the service group about this.