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the hood latch is locked tighted and the hood sometimes flutters going 70mph on a windy highway. did anyone else observe this?
 

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Think someone else mentioned something about hood flex or movement somewhere in this forum. Not sure if it's exactly same problem as yours, think it involved an alignment too...
 

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the hood latch is locked tighted and the hood sometimes flutters going 70mph on a windy highway. did anyone else observe this?
As moretti said, another forum member had some issues with their hood flexing, but if I recall correctly they noticed it when driving over bumps or uneven places in the road.

Out of curiosity, what are the vitals on your MKC (year, equipment package, build date, etc.)
 

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hood flex - me too

Just picked up mine last Thursday. It is used (executive demo) built 5/14, which I guess is an early build. I am new to this, but I did notice hood flex at high speeds without wind. I had a 2014 Mazda 6 that did the same thing, but worse. It does not bother me really, but if there is a TSB or a known issue, then I'd like to get it fixed.
 

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My does it, it's 2015. Also does it on the TWO 2016 MKC rentals I've driven.


They ALL do it. Just depends if the owner is paying attention.


This issue is really ticking me off as well.



Dealer re aligned the hood and it did nothing.


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I have a 2015 MKC and I have not noticed any shaking of the hood at all at highway speeds.
 

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I notice that I’m not alone ! the hood latch is locked tighted and the hood sometimes flutters going 70mph on a windy highway.
I took in two different dealers and they said they said it wouldn’t don’t do it for them. The last time I jumped my salesman, he said sheepishly that there was a problem with that and no fix yet. He said not enough complaints for them (Ford Motor) to address it yet.
Well the salesman sold me my last Lincoln!
Mel in Edward
 

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Yes they do this. Hood is light but solid. No worse at 100+ btw.
 

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The hood is Made of aluminum it’s like a pop can and just as thin. I can go through a car wash and the final blower shakes it as well. I thing they need more struts in the hood.
 

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I discovered this problem was caused by a broken wind/debris cover under the front of the vehicle. The broken cover directed air into the engine compartment causing the hood to lift and shake violently.
 

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I have a 2015 MKC and I have not noticed any shaking of the hood at all at highway speeds.
If you start having with your hood shaking the first thing you need to check is the wind / debris cover under the vehicle. The broken cover allows air into the engine compartment causing the hood to lift and shake violently.
 

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I have a 2015 MKC and I have not noticed any shaking of the hood at all at highway speeds.
If you start having problems with your hood shaking the first thing you need to check is the wind / debris cover under the vehicle. The broken cover allows air into the engine compartment causing the hood to lift and shake violently.
 

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If you start having problems with your hood shaking the first thing you need to check is the wind / debris cover under the vehicle. The broken cover allows air into the engine compartment causing the hood to lift and shake violently.
countryguy- Thats a good possibility but where is this wind/ debris cover located?
 

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The actual name of the parts I replace are Radiator Support, lower deflector 1 @ $167.07 OEM, lower deflector retainer 6 @ $18.00 OEM. Once that part was replaced I took my MKS on the freeway and at 110 MPH no more hood shaking. Before the repair my hood would start shaking and rattling at 75 MPH without wind and at under 70 MPH in the windy Desert.
 
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