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Hood Flutter - 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Long-Term Road Test

Edmunds.comEdmunds.com Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 10,315
edited December 2014 in Chevrolet
imageHood Flutter - 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Long-Term Road Test

Edmunds.com conducts a long-term test of the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and finds that the hood's sheet metal flutters when traveling at freeway speeds.

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    reminderreminder Member Posts: 383
    I believe the hood is aluminum. Maybe a little thinner than it should be.
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    brenrobrenro Member Posts: 38
    Hope that paint has lots of flex additive.
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    DebunkerDebunker Member Posts: 49
    You think it's easy to design a hood that doesn't flutter?
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    quadricyclequadricycle Member Posts: 827
    Debunker said:

    You think it's easy to design a hood that doesn't flutter?

    Yes, quite. Though it becomes far less so when you have to hit a delicate balance of weight and strength.
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    DebunkerDebunker Member Posts: 49
    I'd say the balance should be on the non-flutter side. And if it was such a delicate balance, why don't more hoods flutter? First time I've ever heard of such a thing. You've encountered or even heard of a fluttering hood before? I've owned perhaps 25 vehicles through the years with nary a flutter.
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    glossgloss Member Posts: 150
    The Mazda CX-5 also has a bit of this. Your brain blocks it out after a little while.
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    yellowmiatayellowmiata Member Posts: 23
    Uncontrolled (or unaccounted for) vibration will eventually lead to stress failure. Any evidence of fatigue in the hood mounts?
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    dgcamerodgcamero Member Posts: 148
    edited December 2014
    Does it have adjustable rubber nubs at the front when the hood is open? Maybe one is too low?
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    oachalonoachalon Member Posts: 12
    There is a bulletin for this issue:

    http://sandyblogs.com/techlink/?p=4040
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