Yes, and the hood is now Aluminum, but it also flexes the hood hinges near the firewall. This isn't just the hood flexing. It's actually bouncing and flexing at the rear hinge points too. This is a design flaw as there's way too much air pressure under the hood at high speed.I've got a feeling it has something to do with increasing mpg by reducing mass.
Lighter hood = more flex.
Except it's bouncing and flexing as much if not more at the hinges near the firewall (back of the hood). No amount of bumper (front of the hood) fiddling will correct this. My hood sets firmly on the bumpers with zero play.It's not a design flaw. Vehicles are being designed for airflow and it can help with aerodynamics to allow air to flow through and under rather than always forcing it up and over. This may aid in cooling, may aid in the flow of air over the back side of the engine, the transmission and other areas that may not have cooling capabilities.
You can snug "up" the hood support bumpers to make a tighter fit and provide less bouncing. You could add felt pads (like for cabinet doors) to the underside of the hood (where it rests on the support bumpers to hold the make the hood firmer against the hood catch - the part that keeps the hood down when driving. You could add some weather stripping along the lines of the fenders and hood to move air around.
I said the same thing as you just posted until seeing in winds of about 100MPH. 85 MPH into a 20MPH head wind. My guess is many will never see this issue. Mine is also rock solid at 65MPH. I also wonder if the variable air shutters under the grill need to be open?Bouncing at the hinges is very odd.
For what it’s worth, I’ve watched for this bouncing hood behavior in my 2019 under all sorts of speeds and conditions (passing trucks, heavy crosswinds). The hood is rock solid. I’m not discounting the experience of others, but not all Foresters exhibit this behavior. My car is stock.
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