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post #1 of 73 Old 01-03-2018, 08:33 AM Thread Starter
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Hood Flutter?

We just returned from a 1,500 mile round trip over the holidays. Our 2018 Accord EXL, 1.5L has noticeable hood flutter at highway speeds. By that I would describe it as a flexing up and down of the hood. Have others noticed this condition on the open road?
This is our 6th new Accord and don't recall this on prior generations.

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I noticed the same thing. Mine is close to the windshield


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I took delivery of Touring 2.0 last week and have seen this as well. I have a black one and notice it at the 6-8” in point near the windshield. I wouldn’t say it moves that much. Maybe 1/8”, at 75mph.
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Noticed this too the first week I got the car in November. Looks like not enough support.
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probably a result of very thin sheet metal used on the hood...byproduct of corner cutting to save on materials...though OEM's would try to sell it to you as weight saving for performance and economy
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I believe the hood flutter is a result of the hood being made of aluminum and not being thick enough. I don't have a new Accord yet but I noticed it on the test drive. I wonder if there could be some kind of support could be added. Seems to me Honda should address this issue, body panels should not be vibrating at speed.

Although this isn't the only car I've noticed the issue on, I've also seen it on both C6 & C7 Corvettes, cars costing 2x-3x the price of an Accord.
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It's also possible of not having a good enough seal around the hood as a result of it not being stamped correctly (or the seals being defective), and air getting underneath.

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My 2.0 touring hood flutters even during idle
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I'm betting pedestrian safety concerns is at the core of this issue. Honda needs to fix this ASAP. I will not buy a car with a fluttering hood.
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Loosen the bumpers near the latch. If the hood doesn't latch anymore or the hood is not flush to the fenders then you've gone too far.

EDIT: By bumpers I mean the rubber knobs that the hood touches. On the 8G there are 4 of them. 2 are adjustable like screws, 2 are not. For the 2 that are not I used some foam tape to get the fit tighter to ensure the hood doesn't vibrate at 100+.

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I have the same flutter at interstate speed and at idle. May try the above fix. Thanks drowned12.
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Loosen the bumpers near the latch. If the hood doesn't latch anymore or the hood is not flush to the fenders then you've gone too far.

EDIT: By bumpers I mean the rubber knobs that the hood touches. On the 8G there are 4 of them. 2 are adjustable like screws, 2 are not. For the 2 that are not I used some foam tape to get the fit tighter to ensure the hood doesn't vibrate at 100+.

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The flexing I saw was at the rear of the hood, just in front of the base of windshield, no bumpers there. Many car companies are designing hoods to give in pedestrian impacts, Honda may have went too far in this case.
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I don't believe the bumpers have anything to do with the problem, the aluminum hood is improperly reinforced on the underside and the thin material flexes. It is most noticeable nearer the windshield in the center
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The flexing I saw was at the rear of the hood, just in front of the base of windshield, no bumpers there. Many car companies are designing hoods to give in pedestrian impacts, Honda may have went too far in this case.
If the hood isn't being supported on all of the 4 points then it's going to be more likely to flex and it might just be most visible near the windshield. If -and it's a big if- there's a design flaw it's not going to be resolved anytime soon so the fixes are first try the bumpers, then add some foam tape along the seam where the hood and the cowl contact:

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Try putting a piece of sound dampening material under the hood spanning the rear section and see if that helps to eliminate the flutter. I have seen it too in mine but won't call it a deal breaker by any means.

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