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check to see if the latch is stuck in the closed position. if so open the latch with a screw driver then lube assembly and try closing the trunk. if its broken go to a wrecking yard and get a used one.
maybe the locking mechanism which latches the trunk closed needs to be adjusted a little more loosly (move the latch so that it engages sooner as you close the trunk) - do this by loosening 2-3 bolts to move the latch.
CHECK FOR LOOSE BOLTS AT THE LATCH STRIKER IF BOLTS LOOSE MOVE STRIKER TO CORRECT POSITION SLOWLY CLOSE TRUNK LID UNTIL THE TRUNK LID LATCH AND LATCH STRIKER COME IN CONTACT TO CLOSE TRUNK.ONCE BOTH ADJUSTMENTS CORRECT. TIGHTEN THE LATCH STRIKER BOLTS TRUNK SHOULD NOW CLOSE.
This car should be equipped with a trunk closing motor. If they wear out they will not pull the trunk firmly closed. If you have a standard latch or other you can try to adjust it by 1) open trunk 2) loosen the two bolts that hold the latch to the trunk lid and moving the latch just slightly higher and retightening the bolts. A couple of tries should do it. Thanks for asking at Fixya.com.
There is a possibility that the remote latch cable is stuck (lubrication
is gone) . With a screwdriver, NOT the fingers, try to return manually
the latch, to its open position (instead of the pull open position). If
you push it too far, it will go into locked position, and when you pull
down the trunk lid, it wont reach its normal closed position. In that
case, pull the latch back open, with the remote lever. Should you manage
to close the trunk properly, spray some WD40 or some lubricant on the
There is a electric motor on the lower part of the trunk that usually goes bad. Not on the trunk lid but the trunk part. You can remove the assembly and take it apart so you can turn the latch all the way down , Once youy have done this you can put it back in place. Make sure you unplug the motor so it won't go up again, You should be able to use the release button inside.
Make sure the drivers door is open and push the button on the drivers door to open trunk. Keep the drivers door open while you open trunk. If you close the drivers door before opening it, it won't open. Well this is what happens to our car. Don't know if it's a fault or the design but this does work for us.
You can adjust the trunk lid by loosening the bolts at the hinges. If that wont work then there is a micro switch incorporated within the trunk latch. You will need to replace the entire latch unit unfortunatly.