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So I'll admit. I never hear of the term "wind buffeting" before looking up this issue. Yeah, I've experienced it. I'm sure we all have in most cars when rear windows go down alone in cars. I read in several articles from years past that in the Gen 1 Volt, that it was a known issue that could be fixed if you requested it.

https://www.reddit.com/r/volt/comments/4dtji0/wind_buffeting_fix_kit_antiear_drum_assault_kit/

I also read that there issue is gone in Gen 2 Volt. Not the case with me and my 2016 Volt. I can't even really roll down only my front window without the buffeting sound going crazy, even at city street speeds. Yeah, I know I could ease it by dropping the back windows too but that's annoying to have to do every time. Is this something that's fixable and if so do I just contact my Chevy dealer to get it fixed? I'm still under warranty obviously.

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Open both front windows about an inch -works well on my 2017 Volt LT.Most times though,car is more efficient with all windows closed-just use the fan,half speed is fine.
 

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Not a "fixable" item. Because the Volt is designed with such a low coefficient of drag, breaking up the airflow over the closed car creates problems (buffeting). You can open more windows, but the truth is the car wasn't built to have the windows down in operation.
 

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I smell a business opportunity for Scarlett, the maker of voltshelf and voltscreen.
 

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On both of my Gen I Volt's all I needed to do is drop the right rear window about an inch. So far I haven't thought my 2017 is afflicted as bad our Gen I's.
 

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Not a "fixable" item. Because the Volt is designed with such a low coefficient of drag, breaking up the airflow over the closed car creates problems (buffeting). You can open more windows, but the truth is the car wasn't built to have the windows down in operation.
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It's not a Volt specific item for sure. Many vehicles by many manufacturers have this issue. Some are more horrific than others. Ever driven a Chevy Traverse/Acadia, etc? God Awful.
 
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