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Old 10-03-2018, 01:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Several times I've noticed the hood "vibrating" (or seeming to appear a little loose) when driving at higher speeds. I think I read this somewhere else too... perhaps some review. Sometimes I wonder if the hood is going to fly open but then I think surely not because if it was a real issue then I would have read about it by now or there would be a recall.

Anyway.... anyone else notice this? Is it normal for this car? Perhaps just a side-effect of having a lighter-weight hood?
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Several times I've noticed the hood "vibrating" (or seeming to appear a little loose) when driving at higher speeds. I think I read this somewhere else too... perhaps some review. Sometimes I wonder if the hood is going to fly open but then I think surely not because if it was a real issue then I would have read about it by now or there would be a recall.

Anyway.... anyone else notice this? Is it normal for this car? Perhaps just a side-effect of having a lighter-weight hood?
My hood is a very tight fit to close. There is absolutely no play. Yours may require adjustment in the stops to get rid of the shake. Mine may have the opposite issue - I need to slam it harder than normal to get it to shut.

I'm going to the dealer for the camera recall tomorrow morning and am having them look at the hood as well.

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The hood closure is adjustable. The side support rubbers at the front are important for stabalizing the closed hood. These are two approx 1" diameter posts at each of the front corners. The height can be adjusted by turning them. In addition, the latch height can be adjusted by loosening the attachment screws. You have to kinda play with both to get the position and the tension correct.

If that doesn't work, you may have one or more unbalanced tires.
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Careful Jimmy, he has a G3.
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I've noticed it too and have found out that the hood is made of aluminum to reduce weight and be more collapsible in the event of a front end collision. Here's a link about that in another Insight forum.

https://www.gen3insight.com/forum/7-2019-honda-insight-general-discussion/150-flimsy-hood.html
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I've noticed it too and have found out that the hood is made of aluminum to reduce weight and be more collapsible in the event of a front end collision. Here's a link about that in another Insight forum.

https://www.gen3insight.com/forum/7-2019-honda-insight-general-discussion/150-flimsy-hood.html
Thanks. For some reason that link doesn't work unless I copy and paste it.

So I suspect this issue is normal but I will mention it to the dealer the next time I am there for some other reason.

This works:
https://www.gen3insight.com/forum/7-...imsy-hood.html
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Careful Jimmy, he has a G3.
Woops. I just keep assuming that the world centers on the G1 Insight

Well anyway, I suspect that most of what I said still applies.
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Jime is right. This applies to any car. On any hatches installed rubber dampers, which can usually be adjusted.
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Jime is right. This applies to any car. On any hatches installed rubber dampers, which can usually be adjusted.
Thanks (to Jime too). I'll check it out when I get a chance. If it's easy to adjust then I may try it to tighten the hood.
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Several times I've noticed the hood "vibrating" (or seeming to appear a little loose) when driving at higher speeds. I think I read this somewhere else too... perhaps some review. Sometimes I wonder if the hood is going to fly open but then I think surely not because if it was a real issue then I would have read about it by now or there would be a recall.

Anyway.... anyone else notice this? Is it normal for this car? Perhaps just a side-effect of having a lighter-weight hood?
my hood rattles too.

did you ever attempt that adjustment the others mentioned?
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