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Trunk Latch Problem

When I close my vehicle trunk, the trunk doesn't stay securely locked, and instead, always "pops" open.

To effectively fix this annoying problem, should I replace the Trunk Latch or the Latch Assembly part that's located on the inside of the trunk?

At all costs, I want to avoid having to take my car to a local Honda dealership to repair the Trunk Latch problem.

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  • buzlightyear Nov 01, 2008

    Thanks for your prompt answer to my problem!

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    hi, my trunk won't release. my son says that it is rusted and the upper and lower latch don't seem to be connected. was wondering how much it would cost to fix. Thanks!

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    hi, my trunk won't release. my son says that it is rusted and the upper and lower latch don't seem to be connected. was wondering how much it would cost to fix. Thanks!

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    hi, my trunk won't release. my son says that it is rusted and the upper and lower latch don't seem to be connected. was wondering how much it would cost to fix. Thanks!

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    Trunk stuck closed

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    I think the hinge joint is bent creating the crazy angle

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You need to replace the Latch assembly part thats located inside the trunk

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Check the trunk latch properly if its slightly cracked or got loose this should cause this problem.

Posted on Nov 01, 2008

  • fixexpert Nov 01, 2008

    I would say that if you are having this problem most likely the latch has been slightly bent in or out, or the vehicle has been wrecked in the past. Also, the alignment of the trunk could be off. (wrecked) But a trunk latch can get damaged from slamming it over and over.

    thanks.

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