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Rear hatch latch pops open when we turn the ignition on

2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser / Touring Edition: In the Fall, we went through an automatic car wash.Shortly after that, the rear hatch latch would pop open when we turned the ignition on. We carried a second key so that we could leave the car running, hop out, unlock the hatch, open it then close it. It didn't happen every time & initially we thought maybe a grocery sack or something got caught in the hatch when we closed it & caused the sal to be a little loose. After about 6 weeks or so, it stopped. This week, after using an open bay car wash with the manual wand, everything seemed to be okay. However, a few days later, it rained & the back hatch latch began popping open when I used the key fob to unlock the doors. This morning, after being parked in the garage overnight, the latch popped when I turned the ignition on. And when I put the car in reverse. And when I put the car in drive. Needless to say, I didn't drive it to work this morning. Any thoughts on where the problem(s) might be and is this a common problem in PT's? Any advice is appreciated. Thank you.

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