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I have a 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross AWD XLE. I purchased in April 2022. I've just recently began to hear a louder whistling sound when I'm driving and seems to be coming from the dash or under the hood. I checked for debri and leaves, removed a few leaves, but it is still making this sound. Has anyone else experienced this? I'm planning to call the dealership to make an appointment.
 

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My XLE also has a whistle noise I haven't been able to pinpoint its location or cause.
The sound only happens when travelling between 30 km/h to 70 km/h.
I have the Toyota window deflectors which I considered might be the issue, but it sounds like the whistle is further forward and more to the passenger side.
Anyone have suggestions on how to narrow down where it's coming from?
 

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Is the whistling only when driving? and if so does it go away as the engine warms up? is it also only when its cold out, temperature wise (not vehicle wise) do you have any aftermarket items on the vehicle? I had a client once who came in for a whistling problem, after alot of taping and test driving it turned out to be the after market cell antenna that was creating the whistling noise, like wing tip vortices,
 

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Is the whistling only when driving? and if so does it go away as the engine warms up? is it also only when its cold out, temperature wise (not vehicle wise) do you have any aftermarket items on the vehicle? I had a client once who came in for a whistling problem, after alot of taping and test driving it turned out to be the after market cell antenna that was creating the whistling noise, like wing tip vortices,
For me, only when driving (between speeds of 30km/h to 70km/h), hot or cold weather, rain, sun or snow, makes no difference. Still there with heat or a/c on or off, vents open or closed.
Nothing aftermarket put on other than snow tires last week.
Guess I'm gonna have to get some painter's tape and cover things up. If that works, remove one strip at a time til it comes back 😩😩
 

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I have a very light, subtle, whistling sound coming from with the vents, or the driver and passenger windows. I also get a super faint clicking sound from the head unit every so often.
Corolla cross Le FWD Same whistling sound only when 40mph or higher, I thought it was coming from the vents but I closed everything ( A/C circulation button) so no air passing through it and still have the noise! That seems to be coming from the driver door rubber seals around the door. Also, that clicking sound from the head unit, same here! I took the car to the dealership and was able to replicate that! Every time after a full stop! Coming from stop when stepping on gas pedal I heard the clicking sound coming from head unit / dashboard… and after one full afternoon the dealership found the issue! It was coming from the AC lines. Both low and high! They changed under warranty and everything is fine now.
 

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Corolla cross Le FWD Same whistling sound only when 40mph or higher, I thought it was coming from the vents but I closed everything ( A/C circulation button) so no air passing through it and still have the noise! That seems to be coming from the driver door rubber seals around the door. Also, that clicking sound from the head unit, same here! I took the car to the dealership and was able to replicate that! Every time after a full stop! Coming from stop when stepping on gas pedal I heard the clicking sound coming from head unit / dashboard… and after one full afternoon the dealership found the issue! It was coming from the AC lines. Both low and high! They changed under warranty and everything is fine now.
Wow, the AC lines!! Thank you so much for telling me this, so now I don't feel so alone. That's so good you were able to have the clicking sound replicated. I don't get it as much anymore, but I have no doubt that it will happen again. Once it does, I will take it in. Regarding the whistling, that does sound right about the door seals...ugh. Thank you so much for replying and helping me.
 

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Wow, the AC lines!! Thank you so much for telling me this, so now I don't feel so alone. That's so good you were able to have the clicking sound replicated. I don't get it as much anymore, but I have no doubt that it will happen again. Once it does, I will take it in. Regarding the whistling, that does sound right about the door seals...ugh. Thank you so much for replying and helping me.
one more thing about the clicking sound. To replicate it better try what the mechanic did in my car * turn on the engine * make sure all windows and doors are closed so you can here it better. * put in D gear ( don’t drive away, just put in D ) * hold the break pedal with your left foot and step on the gas pedal at the same time I mean, rev up the engine ( in intervals ) just like if you had the hand brake ON. Do it a few times just like if you were going to take off very fast BUT YOU ARE NOT. Make sure there is absolutely nothing in front of your car lol. try it in a safe area with no extra noise around just to make sure . I never did that prior to take the car to the dealership, because I had the same noise whenever I was coming from a complete stop into driving. The mechanic managed to replicate without even driving just like he knew that already…hmmm Good luck and keep me posted! Thank you
 

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one more thing about the clicking sound. To replicate it better try what the mechanic did in my car * turn on the engine * make sure all windows and doors are closed so you can here it better. * put in D gear ( don’t drive away, just put in D ) * hold the break pedal with your left foot and step on the gas pedal at the same time I mean, rev up the engine ( in intervals ) just like if you had the hand brake ON. Do it a few times just like if you were going to take off very fast BUT YOU ARE NOT. Make sure there is absolutely nothing in front of your car lol. try it in a safe area with no extra noise around just to make sure . I never did that prior to take the car to the dealership, because I had the same noise whenever I was coming from a complete stop into driving. The mechanic managed to replicate without even driving just like he knew that already…hmmm Good luck and keep me posted! Thank you
Wowww!!! I cannot thank you enough for this. I'm doing this alone, is it just "helps" to talk this out to someone. Btw, here is a random question: I need to raise the car or passenger seat for an elderly family member. Cushions aren't cutting it. Do you know if larger tires could make the Cross sit higher? Just wondering here...thank you.

Also, I will absolutely make sure the car is in a safe location when I try to replicate the clicking sound. = )
 

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Wowww!!! I cannot thank you enough for this. I'm doing this alone, is it just "helps" to talk this out to someone. Btw, here is a random question: I need to raise the car or passenger seat for an elderly family member. Cushions aren't cutting it. Do you know if larger tires could make the Cross sit higher? Just wondering here...thank you.

Also, I will absolutely make sure the car is in a safe location when I try to replicate the clicking sound. = )
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The only ways I know you can raise the car
* suspension ( voids warranty )

* bigger wheels ( XLE version comes with bigger wheels) that wouldn’t improve a lot though.

tires only will not make a difference in height.

It’s interesting you mentioned that too, because my front passenger seat feels really high.
I’ve seen a post about it here I guess.

I’ve changed the clothes for real leather as soon as I got the car so I honestly don’t know if the company that installed the leather seats changed anything about it.
It seems that cushions are still the best option but I think that is not really working as you mentioned.

I’ll have a look about it for you, I am curious now hahah
I’ll be in touch if I get some news.
Take care
 

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I had no idea raising the car voids the warranty...I think I will order the seat jackers tomorrow. The company is called Desert Does It out of Utah. I don't like tampering with seats, which could be safety issue, but I'll buy it and take it to my mechanic. I'll go from there...I'll let you know. I just need that seat raised an inch or two. Thank you for helping me and your support!
 

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I had no idea raising the car voids the warranty...I think I will order the seat jackers tomorrow. The company is called Desert Does It out of Utah. I don't like tampering with seats, which could be safety issue, but I'll buy it and take it to my mechanic. I'll go from there...I'll let you know. I just need that seat raised an inch or two. Thank you for helping me and your support!
raising the car will void the warranty only for the parts you are charging.
Some people install spacers in the coils, that will raise the car but will also make it very very rough when going through bumps, potholes and etc…
One other option would be changing the entire seat, but that would be a huge hassle too… because of airbags, size and etc.
I hope you get satisfied with the option you have by now.
I understand your frustration when trying to make it more comfortable and viable.

by the way, that noise about the driver door handle I think I’ve mentioned, I have it sorted now!
I had to crack it open ( the inner handle) and to my surprise the screws were too tight, I only had it loosened a little bit and the noise is gone!

The only thing I can think of is, this folks had to put this car together under a lot of pressure, that’s all I can think.
Thank you for sharing your concerns and opinion.
Please keep me posted.
 
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