williamsji· Premium Member
2017 CRV Touring - Pearl White w Black Interior
It would be helpful if you could share a photo.Anyone have any tips or is this normal, the hood of this Hybrid CRV is so delicate I went to check the oil in my car and you know how you push the hood down when you’re done instead of slamming it? I push it down on the center and it caved in and it did come back up by itself but now I have a small dent on my hood has this happened to anyone else it’s not noticeable unless you walk up on it from a certain direction and sun light. So sad how can it be so easily to leave a dent checking oil it’s right on the center where the latch is.
Pending a photo though... should be pretty easy for a local body shop to pop it back, without need for repainting unless you really mangled it. So check with local body shops and see what they say. They just have to remove the heat shield (which probably means new fasteners) and then rub/push the dent
The generation 5 hood IS pretty thin, and it will flex some under pressure of your hand. If someone were to sit or stand on your hood it would most likely deform permanently.
Tip: The hood is not meant to carry any sort of loading... it is there for aerodynamics and to provide some of the total rigidity of the vehicle.
Never in almost 6 years have I dented mine. Then again, I noticed immediately that it flexes so I avoid putting any kind of force on it, much less stack anything heavy on the hood.