Mark Kisiler - Raymond OH,
Ryan Phillips - Dublin OH,
Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha - Minato-ku
A vehicle hood seal and stopper assembly for protecting a hood, grill, grill insert, and headlight during closing of the hood. The seal and stopper assembly is secured to a lower surface of the hood and includes a primary seal member and a plurality of stopper members. The stopper members are integrally secured to a lower surface of said primary seal member and are provided in spaced apart locations along the primary seal member. The primary seal member is more resilient than the stopper members, and the stopper members serve to limit hood motion during over stroke of the hood. When the hood is closed, the stopper members are disposed between the hood and the grill insert, the forward surface of the seal member provides a continuous seal between the hood and the subjacent structure, and the seal and stopper assembly is disposed relatively behind a forward edge of the hood so as to be concealed.