Question about 2006 Toyota Highlander
My son threw his backpack in the "trunk" of my Highlander. I noticed the back door light was on indicating "not closed." My son went back and without looking as to why it might now close properly he slammed the back door (the hatch) shut. When we got home the hatch wouldn't release and open. I tried locking and unlocking it many times and pulling at the strap to see if we could disengage. Is there some secret to getting it to release short of taking it in and having the repair shop figure something out?
Try pressing down on the trunk /hatch and at the same time turn the key to try and open it. It might take a lot of downware pressure to finally get it to come open.
Posted on Nov 13, 2008
Something similar happened to us. A handle strap from an empty fabric grocery bag got caught in the latch system of the rear hatchback on our toyota highlander when we inadvertently shut the door on it. We could not pull the strap free and we could not get the rear door to open or close. In the end we were able to cut the strap out (from the inside) with a pocket knife and then pull the pieces free of the latch.
Posted on May 18, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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