Question about 2001 Volkswagen Passat
I have a 2001 AWD Passat with a trunk that has been stuck shut for over a year. Three different repair men have tried to fix it but they can't get into the trunk because they cannot remove the back seats or fold them down. One wanted to cut a hole into the car behind my license plate to get into it! I can hear the motor that usually releases the trunk but it doesn't open by the key or the switch. Can anyone offer me suggestions to get this fixed once and for all....
Same problem for me. I was able to open the trunk by shaking the lid while a friend repeatedly hit the trunk release button. The problem(s) consisted of a seized trunk lock cylinder making the key ineffective, and a maladjusted trunk servo release rod.
Posted on Aug 22, 2008
I have an ugly feeling that the adustment for the latch mechanism slipped so that the stationary part is now moving with the mobile part.
I would almost bet that you can lift the trunk lid a little.
Is there no access whatsoever through the floor of the trunk?
On most vehicles there are holes under the mat that allow access to places not accessible from outside.
If your spare is in a horizontal well, then it really isn't likely that you could reach the latch assembly even if you have plugged holes.
You might check your owner's manual to see if your car is equipped with an emergency release for children trapped in the trunk by accident.
If there is, you may be able to reach it by drilling a smaller hole behind the lower seat cushion which should be removable even if the upper one is not.
I confess to being very curious about the potential cure for this problem.
If you solve it, you might post it back for the benefit of others.
Posted on Jul 17, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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