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.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+.
I agree, adjusting bumpers isn't going to fix flexing in the center of the hood.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
Yes, complain to dealers AND especially to American Honda, if owners make enough noise something will be done.If owners bring this to Honda's attention, maybe they will formulate a fix. I'm already thinking about ways to stiffen the hood and I haven't even bought the car yet.
Yep new Alfas are under the trunk floor, including their SUV, the Stelvio, and they did it while being able to mount the spare over the top of the battery.Here's an idea. Move the battery under the rear seat like my Alfa 164 or into the trunk like a Jaguar XK8.
BMW and a few others also place batteries in either spot.
A 35 pound battery on moved to the rear is a 70 lb net weight transfer.
I'm guessing you missed post #24?It's a flat hood and the front of the car is designed to move a bunch of air through the engine bay. It's normal.
Our Pilot has hood flutter at highway speed as well. It doesn't hurt anything, and the latch mechanism is not going to allow the hood to fly open. It's not like the hood provides an air tight seal.
My '17 Accord with the aluminum hood does not flutter at all. The front of the hood curves down in the front toward the grill, and more than likely doesn't pick up as much draft when going down the road.
The '18 Accord hood is just flat so it's the nature of the beast. It doesn't extend all the way to the grill like in past models.
It's not a defect or an issue. Don't let neurotic OCD behavior get the best of you.
It was a long test drive, so I was able to drive on some bumpy secondary roads as well as I 5 south of SeattleI'll keep my fingers crossed that mine looks as good as the one you saw when it arrives at the dealer lot next week. How fast did you drive it when looking for the hood flutter? Was it also a windy day to begin with? I would imagine cross winds have something to do with how noticeable the flutter is.