when you open trunk u hold front of hood? so in front of hood there is a little whole in hood. there suppose to be a rubber strip seal. it is optional, and my gls with man trans is not equipped with it.I have a GLS and I have them. There is a seal all the way around the trunk and some on the hood. I think the way the hood's designed it doesn't need it all the way around (correct me if I'm wrong). I think someone was asleep on the job when your car went by. I would check into it a.s.a.p. Good luck.