2017 Prius Prime Hood Rattle

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    I have had my Prius Prime for one month now, and notice a rattle from the engine area when I accelerate moderately, or hold a constant speed up a grade. It has been bothering me more and more, so I looked for the rattle, and immediately noticed when lightly tapping the hood with my finger, the hood rattles a lot. I opened the hood and it still rattled, so adjusting the rubber stops would not do a thing. It seems to be more prominent on the driver side of the hood. I tried to shimmy the fiber shield under the hood, but that does not seem to be the thing that rattles. There must be something inside the hood that is rattling. I am sure this is the sound I hear when there is a moderate load on the engine. I never hear it in EV mode, I only hear it when the engine is straining a little. Just curious if anyone else has noticed this in their new 2017 Prius Prime?
     
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    Check the hood prop? I heard an odd rattle as well and I opened up the hood to have the prop fall down. I had forgotten to latch it properly so the rattle was the prop on top of the engine.
     
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    You are correct that the prop does move, but it is not a rattle from inside the hood. The rattle is very distinct with the hood open and the prop secured. Thank you for the reply.
     
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    Take it to the dealer. Something is loose inside the hood. New car should not have those kinds of problems. Let us know what is was when discovered.
     
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    I haven't noticed anything, but I'll check over my prime this evening and report back what I find out

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    I've poked around with hood open and closed and not getting anything rattling on mine. Hopefully the dealer can find and fix the problem, let us know how it turns out

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    Thank you everyone for the reply. I will report back as soon as I get it to the dealer.
     
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