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I find it very difficult to open the trunk on my 2010 beetle. The trunk latch doesnt pop the lid very open so you must wedge your finger under to lift it open.

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Spray the latch with a silicon spay

Posted on Oct 14, 2010

  • Yankee49 Oct 28, 2010

    I have the same exact problem on my 2010. It's a few months old and was fine until a week ago. Also, that's when the weather got colder. It is intermittent, as it was happening almost every time I used the key FOB and when I brought in to the VW Service, of course it was fine. They said if they can't reproduce the problem they probably can't help. I just wanted a mechanic to look at the mechanism as it is opening but not lifting up high enough for the latch to release. I will try the silicone spray although I'm not optimistic. Given that I've seen this complaint on many forums for VW, I can't believe there isn't a TSB or sevice departments being aware of this rather common complaint.

    Any way to put a fire under the VW Service personnel's butts to get them to look at this even though it is not necessarily getting stuck when I bring it back in? I mean this is a frickin' brand new car!

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Same here, took it to the dealer and they adjusted/replaced the latch and still gotta wedge my fingers, scratching the paint with my short nails, to get it open.

Posted on Jul 24, 2011

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