WIND BUFFETING IS A COMMON PROBLEM THAT FORD IS TACKLING

PaulOinMA

Badlands
Well-Known Member
First Name
Paul
Joined
Jun 9, 2021
Threads
1
Messages
398
Reaction score
419
Location
MA
Vehicle(s)
'23 BS, '22 FE, '04 Audi TT, '66 Austin Moke
Issue with VWs 30 years ago with only opening the sunroof. Flemington VW/Porsche/Audi/BMW, NJ, had a brochure from VW on the flutter in a stand at the service counter. Remedy was to open a window a little.
 
Last edited:

PaulOinMA

Badlands
Well-Known Member
First Name
Paul
Joined
Jun 9, 2021
Threads
1
Messages
398
Reaction score
419
Location
MA
Vehicle(s)
'23 BS, '22 FE, '04 Audi TT, '66 Austin Moke
I may have the brochure in the basement. Looked quickly and didn't find it. May go through the car folders again looking for it.
 
Last edited:

Escape2Bronco

Badlands
Well-Known Member
First Name
Steve
Joined
Oct 9, 2021
Threads
4
Messages
2,671
Reaction score
3,360
Location
Wisconsin
Vehicle(s)
2013 Lexus, 2022 Bronco Sport, 2023 Heritage 2 dr
The 2006 Escape was really bad. But, like others said, crack a rear window and is goes away.
 


Whatheheck

Outer Banks
Well-Known Member
First Name
Ken
Joined
Nov 21, 2021
Threads
4
Messages
63
Reaction score
66
Location
Houston, TX
Vehicle(s)
21 Bronco sport, 21Mustang GT
2021 OB, a few months ago was doing about 70 MPH with a gusty right X-wind. Cracked the drivers window down a couple of inches, a few minutes later I brought it up but it missed the window frame grove!!
I cracked the right passenger side and it went into place, I thought it was going to break !
40+ years of driving I’ve never had a vehicle do that.
BTW, it has been a good vehicle no problems.
 

Escape2Bronco

Badlands
Well-Known Member
First Name
Steve
Joined
Oct 9, 2021
Threads
4
Messages
2,671
Reaction score
3,360
Location
Wisconsin
Vehicle(s)
2013 Lexus, 2022 Bronco Sport, 2023 Heritage 2 dr
2021 OB, a few months ago was doing about 70 MPH with a gusty right X-wind. Cracked the drivers window down a couple of inches, a few minutes later I brought it up but it missed the window frame grove!!
I cracked the right passenger side and it went into place, I thought it was going to break !
40+ years of driving I’ve never had a vehicle do that.
BTW, it has been a good vehicle no problems.
Winds can have a big effect. Heading south to Texas one year in the spring with a 50 mph head wind. The doors on my 1980 F-150 separated slightly from the A pillar during really strong gusts.
 

Mark S.

Badlands
Well-Known Member
First Name
Mark
Joined
Oct 30, 2021
Threads
100
Messages
5,228
Reaction score
9,786
Location
St. Jacob, IL
Vehicle(s)
2021 Badlands | 2020 Escape
Fun fact: Engine designers sometimes use Helmholtz resonators on engine intake tracts. When properly tuned, they reduce pressure loss at the intake valve at the same time the valve opens.

 

gatornek

Badlands
Well-Known Member
Joined
May 5, 2023
Threads
33
Messages
559
Reaction score
634
Location
Miami
Vehicle(s)
2023 Bronco Sport; 2016 Mustang 2.3
Fun fact: Engine designers sometimes use Helmholtz resonators on engine intake tracts. When properly tuned, they reduce pressure loss at the intake valve at the same time the valve opens.

The ecoboost Mustang has these. At least the S550's do.
 

kshaw

Outer Banks
Well-Known Member
First Name
Kent
Joined
Oct 14, 2023
Threads
13
Messages
145
Reaction score
126
Location
Gaithersburg, MD
Vehicle(s)
Bronco Sport;350Z;Hybrid Escape
Our Bichon insists on having her window open with her head out the window. We always have to crack one of the front windows to prevent the buffeting.
 


cprcubed

Big Bend
Well-Known Member
First Name
Patrick
Joined
Nov 16, 2022
Threads
1
Messages
302
Reaction score
426
Location
Parker, TX
Vehicle(s)
2022 Cyber Orange BS BB, 1997 Ford F250 HD 7.3 PSD
ssue with VWs 30 years ago with only opening the sunroof. Flemington VW/Porsche/Audi/BMW, NJ, had a brochure from VW on the flutter in a stand at the service counter. Remedy was to open a window a little.
My 1969 Bug with factory sunroof had the factory rear side windows that could be popped open (manually of course). They definitely needed to be in the open position if the sunroof was open! Cheers!
 

BourbonRunner

Heritage
Well-Known Member
First Name
Steve
Joined
Jul 8, 2023
Threads
7
Messages
239
Reaction score
432
Location
Baltimore Area
Vehicle(s)
Bronco Sport
Crack a window, problem solved.

Bigger problem: Ford doesn't sell the Everest in the USDM. Might be a bit more challenging to fix that than opening a window.
 

sajohnson

Badlands
Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 1, 2021
Threads
18
Messages
1,233
Reaction score
1,035
Location
MIDDLETOWN, MD
Vehicle(s)
'22 Badlands ordered 12/17/2021 - Arrived 3/25/22
Fun fact: Engine designers sometimes use Helmholtz resonators on engine intake tracts. When properly tuned, they reduce pressure loss at the intake valve at the same time the valve opens.

Interesting video, Mark, thanks. That was new to me.
Sponsored

 
 




Top