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Old 10/10/13, 02:16 PM
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2014 Hood Shake

My 2014 V6 Mustang gets hood shake when I'm going at highway speeds (70+). I thought it was maybe just the design of the front end causing it. Then my wife got a 2014 convertible and she says she doesn't get hood shake with her car.

Anyone else have this problem?
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Old 10/10/13, 02:31 PM
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No problems on my '13. It shouldn't shake.
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Old 10/10/13, 02:32 PM
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First I've hear of it. I would take it back to the dealership and have them check it. Probably just a loose bolt, but you don't want to mess with something the warranty covers, especially if the loose bolt turns into a warped bracket.
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Old 10/10/13, 02:57 PM
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There are adjustable plastic stands at the front of the hood that may not be making contact like they should.

But, yes, take it to the dealer to get them to adjust it.
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Old 10/10/13, 05:56 PM
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On the way home I was doing 80 and it didn't shake. I wonder if it's the road or strong south winds we get in Oklahoma. I'll lift the hoods of mine and my wife's cars and compare to see if I can notice a difference this weekend.
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No issues with my 2014 GT. do the v6's have the vents too? The 2011-2012 had hood shake at higher speeds which is why they added the vents.
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Old 10/10/13, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by dmichaels View Post
No issues with my 2014 GT. do the v6's have the vents too? The 2011-2012 had hood shake at higher speeds which is why they added the vents.
My 2011 doesn't have hood shake and it's seen some very high speeds.
Maybe the Saleen grille makes a difference.
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Old 10/10/13, 06:51 PM
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My 2011 doesn't have hood shake and it's seen some very high speeds.
Maybe the Saleen grille makes a difference.
Not saying all do but I know some do. A friend of mine with a 2012 has it happen at high speeds.
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Old 10/10/13, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by dmichaels View Post
No issues with my 2014 GT. do the v6's have the vents too? The 2011-2012 had hood shake at higher speeds which is why they added the vents.
Not sure where you got your info from but pretty sure the vents were added for better engine cooling. First time I hear that 2011-2012 Mustang suffer from hood shake.
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Not sure where you got your info from but pretty sure the vents were added for better engine cooling. First time I hear that 2011-2012 Mustang suffer from hood shake.
High pressure air under the good was causing some hoods to flutter. I agree that cooling should be helped as well
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Old 10/10/13, 07:04 PM
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I have 12K miles on my 2012 GT and I've never experienced any hood shake. Now, if I could just get rid of my rear tire hop when I punch it on an uneven surface, that would be a good thing.
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Old 10/12/13, 04:41 PM
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I used my wife's convertible and measured the rubber stops. My front passenger corner stop was 1/4" lower then hers. I adjusted mine to match hers. We will see if this fixed it.
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Old 10/12/13, 04:54 PM
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Check the air dam under the car at the front. It attaches to the front bumper and goes back from there. If that is loose your hood will shake at different speeds. This was my problem at one point...
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Originally Posted by dmichaels View Post
No issues with my 2014 GT. do the v6's have the vents too? The 2011-2012 had hood shake at higher speeds which is why they added the vents.
I believe the hood vents were added to aid in 5.0l engine cooling. The '10-'12 hoods were supposed to manage the underhood pressure build-up better than the '05-'09 version. I agree with others to get the adjustments done to stop the flutter. This was also done by many for the '05-'09 hoods.

I see others have mentioned the same reason for the vents.

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Old 10/13/13, 03:18 PM
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Adjusting the rubber hood bumpers may help...unscrew them/raise them slightly, about 1/2 a turn and see if that helps.
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Hood Shaking

I am glad I found this forum! My hood started shaking three days ago and everyone tried to tell me it was my front end- even though only the hood was shaking. I adjusted the hood stops a little and IT WORKED!! Thank you all!!
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mine does it but i figured it was because mines a carbon fiber hood and im suppose to have hood pins in it.
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The hood on my 2014 only hakes when I rev the Coyote
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I have been having the same issue with my 2014 Mustang V6. First trip to Ford they said a left driver side fender shield was broke, after balancing my tires to check for a problem there. Cost me $110 for "cosmetic" repair even tho I only have 25k miles on the vehicle, have only owned it 10 months and never have been involved in any fender bender. Continued to have hood shaking at 70+mph, took it back in, got a call today saying the whole underneath shield is broken, causing air to get underneath causing hood shake. Not sure how much this one is going to cost me out of pocket yet. My theory is that I bought a wrecked car. Needless to say, I'm not a happy camper.

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I have been having the same issue with my 2014 Mustang V6. First trip to Ford they said a left driver side fender shield was broke, after balancing my tires to check for a problem there. Cost me $110 for "cosmetic" repair even tho I only have 25k miles on the vehicle, have only owned it 10 months and never have been involved in any fender bender. Continued to have hood shaking at 70+mph, took it back in, got a call today saying the whole underneath shield is broken, causing air to get underneath causing hood shake. Not sure how much this one is going to cost me out of pocket yet. My theory is that I bought a wrecked car. Needless to say, I'm not a happy camper.
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