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2007 Hyundai Sonata - Trunk is very hard to open

The trunk on my 07 Sonata is very hard to open. Is there any way to adjust the hydraulic struts or is there another solution? My friend has a 08 Sonata and she is having the same problem.

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  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2009

    The trunk is very difficult to open. It will quite often click shut before I can open it all the way to get my parcels inside. I was told no one else had complained about the trunk. Glad I'm not the only one.

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Is it stuck or just feel very heavy? If it is just feeling very heavy than the trunk struts need replacing. Your local part store might be helpful and install them for you if you purchase them there. If it feels like it is getting stuck on something the latch might need a little adjusting on the ring part. If this is the case then to adjust you usually loosen so it can move with little force but not too loose and open and shut trunk a few times and open one more time slowly and then tighten bolts being careful not to move latch. Hope this helps.

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  • Carl
    Carl Nov 06, 2013

    Hello, having same issue. Trunk heavy to open and replaced the struts but issue persists. Could it be mechanism blow?

  • Chuck Nov 06, 2013

    If u replaced the struts and it's still 'heavy' then there are other issues such as not aligned properly or maybe just a simple solution as spraying a little wd-40 on all the moving parts and hinges that are attached to the deck lid. Hope this helps

  • Angel Hayes
    Angel Hayes Feb 14, 2014

    Chuck, keep in mind these struts are not designed to open the trunk lid, merely to keep it from closing. It is a design issue. We (or they) are looking for a solution that may involve getting aftermarket hydraulics to open the lid rather than simply keep it open. I personally own the car and find it inconvenient. If i happen to get a solution, wonderful, but some need it to "self open".

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