Patent Number: 8,869,925

Title: Heat-exchanger protection structure

Abstract: A heat-exchanger protection structure includes a vehicle-body-side member, a heat exchanger unit, and a plurality of attachment pins. The vehicle-body-side member includes an upper member and a lower member, which have a plurality of attachment holes, respectively. The heat exchanger unit includes a heat exchanger. The attachment pins are attachable on and detachable from the heat exchanger, having a fragile portion capable of being broken when external force larger than a predetermined value acts on the attachment pin. The heat exchanger unit is supported on the vehicle-body-side member by the attachment pins being inserted into the attachment holes. At least one of the fragile portions is broken in case of a vehicle crash to protect the heat exchanger against damage.

Inventors: Ogawa; Jun (Saitama, JP)

Assignee: Calsonic Kansei Corporation

International Classification: B60K 11/04 (20060101); B60R 19/52 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-28 0:00:00