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2005 Volkswagon Jetta Trunck Problems

I just came back from grocery shopping and my trunk will not open. I tried using my key remote and the button from the car but neither will work. I noticed for about a month that it would not shut very well but nothing, major (I thought). Any advice from someone? Thanks! Cassandra

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  • Anonymous Jul 01, 2008

    Same problem, trunk works sporadically

  • labrynthfire Jul 09, 2008

    I had the same problem. Cost over $250 to get fixed. Warranty would not cover it.

  • Anonymous Nov 14, 2008

    Same story here. Problem started out where the trunk would not shut unless you slammed it. Slam it too hard and it won't open and they have to replace the trunk latch. Tech at dealer admitted this is a recurring problem with this model. I have to take it in for the second time.

  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2008

    I have 2005 jetta takes 3-5 slams to close it .I know another jetta owner same deal what a downer!

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Sounds like we all have the same problem with the trunk latch. I permanently took the molding off the back of the trunk lid. I found that if you disconnect the electrical connecter on the latch and reconnect it the trunk will close on the first try. took me all too long to figure this one out. good luck!

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My trunk has this problem too... I found that if I play with the little plastic cover around where the latch connects... it will eventually shut... I press that cover in a few times, slide it left or right, until it is just in the right spot and close the trunk... some times it closes, but the light on the dash doesn't go off, so I have to use the key to open the trunk and repeat 4 or 5 times to get it to work... of course this broke just after the warranty expried... i'm off to the dealer this week to complain... sigh...

Posted on Aug 06, 2009

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Haha, funny solutions you got for this one. Did any of you guys try to insert the key in the lock on the trunk and turn it while gently pushing down on the trunk lid with the other hand.
When there is a problem with the automatic unlock try the mechanical. Note that the button in the car and the wireless remote both activate the automatic unlock.
I have the same problem - a broken plastic arm that the motor pushes. i have to admit I didn't figure this one right away. I actually pulled down the backseats the first few times to get to the emergency trunk release handle inside the trunk before I opened the inside lining of the trunk lid and saw how it worked. I thought: Duuh! Anyway, good luck, and if anyone figures ot the name of that plastic arm do post. /i am still looking for one.

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Gas cap will not open

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  • mycarrose Nov 27, 2008

    Drivers side door panel will not opeerate whats wrong?

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My trunk stopped working shortly after i bought it. i feel like i get a work out just trying to open and close it. my husband has a hard time as well.

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  • pikachu4592 Oct 21, 2010

    I had the same problem with the trunk release about year 2 on the car and it would release while driving. very dangerouse. checked to see dealer cost for repair which was crazy. We bought the $75 part and replaced it ourselves and have not had a problem since

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I had the trunk problem, it would open if you use the key, but took a few tries to get it shut. Also the gas cover would not close. Both were covered by warranty because I was just under 50,000 miles.

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