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The trunk latch is located on the trunk of your vehicle and attached to the bottom of your vehicle to securely close the trunk. It is watertight and protects your valuables from the elements. Some vehicles have modules, fuses, and batteries in the trunk area because the trunks can be opened and closed with the key module or the touch of a button. For this reason, the latch plays an important part in the operation of your vehicle.

Trunk latches come in many different forms and vary greatly depending on what make and model vehicle you have. The latch can be a locking mechanism in the center or your trunk, motors and sensors, or a metal hook. If any of these parts are not working properly, as in the hook brakes, a motor goes out, or the locking mechanism fails, then you will need your trunk latch replaced. Have a certified mechanic replace the failing trunk latch to eliminate any further problems with your vehicle.

Most modern trunk latches are made out of metal and electrical parts, for these reasons they are prone to failure or wear out over time. Some may last the lifetime of your vehicle, but others may need to be replaced. In some cases, a trunk latch adjustment may be done where the latch needs to be realigned. If this is the case, the latch may not need to be replaced.

Since the trunk latch can wear down, go bad, and potentially fail over time, it is important to know the symptoms they give off before they completely fail.

Signs that indicate your trunk latch needs to be replaced include:

  • The trunk does not close all of the way

  • The trunk will not open either remotely or manually

  • One part of the trunk is higher than the other

  • You have problems closing the trunk

  • The trunk latch is missing on your vehicle

This repair should not be put off because once the trunk starts going bad, you do not know when it will pop open or will stay open, which is a safety hazard.


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Pardeep

20 years of experience
648 reviews
Pardeep
20 years of experience
Toyota Camry - Trunk Latch - Milpitas, California
Great follow-up appointment! Pardeep did a great job and kept me informed.
Volkswagen Tiguan - Trunk Latch - Milpitas, California
Great Mechanic did a great job. Fast with the repair that was needed

Kevin

23 years of experience
282 reviews
Kevin
23 years of experience
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque - Trunk Latch - Alpharetta, Georgia
Keven is very knowledgeable, on time, and I would highly recommend him to anyone who is tired of the dealership giving you overpriced and bad service.

Krystal

16 years of experience
106 reviews
Krystal
16 years of experience
Jeep Compass - Trunk Latch - Dolton, Illinois
Krystal communicated effectively. Initially, she didn’t know what she needed to do to fix my broken trunk latch;however, she climbed in the trunk and figured out how to fix the problem. The dealership told me it would take over an hour. Krystal fixed the trunk in less than an hour.

Ricardo

13 years of experience
339 reviews
Ricardo
13 years of experience
Honda Accord - Trunk Latch - Long Beach, California
Wow! What a great guy to work with. He showed up 30 minutes early-ready to go. He pretty much went in and fix my trunk latch in 15 minutes, explained how I damaged it and made suggestions on how I can avoid damaging it again. He also took a look at my engine to make sure there isn't anything else that I may need to work on. Great guy! Fast, knowledgeable, friendly and so trustworthy! I definitely recommend Ricardo and I look forward to having him do more work on my car.

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